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Chicago's Democratic Socialists Promise Change as They Take Office

Eric Lutz The Guardian
Democratic socialists now make up more than 10% of Chicago’s city council, potentially wielding considerable influence. It will need to build alliances in order to enact their agenda and their even more ambitious goal of reforming city government.

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Historian Rutger Bregman: Moderates Are The Real Fringe

Rutger Bregman, who went viral for his criticism of the super-rich at Davos, joins Lawrence to react to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's push for "Democratic socialism" and right-wing attacks on Democratic proposals.

The Young Left’s Anti-Capitalist Manifesto

Clare Malone FiveThirtyEight
Its goal is to remake our economic system — and the Democratic Party. Since the 2016 election, the left’s political and cultural influence has ballooned. Membership in DSA grew exponentially during the first years of the Trump administration.

A Mandate for Left Leadership

Kate Aronoff; Sunrise Movement The Nation
The Green New Deal embodies the kind of big thinking that party leaders have shirked over the past few decades, during which liberals in Washington opted for incremental policy tweaks and compromises with Republicans and corporations alike.
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