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Mayor-to-Be Eric Adams and the New NYC City Council

Harold Meyerson, Michael Gold The American Prospect, New York Times
New York’s new mayor-in-waiting is in some ways a throwback to an older era of urban politics. But the City Council is poised to be one of the most progressive in the city’s history, with a diversity that mirrors the city it represents.

‘Socialism’ Isn’t a Dirty Word Anymore

Sarah Jones New York Magazine
Most Americans still think positively of capitalism, but that’s beginning to change among young adults...If capitalism has begun to lose its shine, what solutions do people prefer? Socialism, for one.

Nina Turner Is Reaching Forward and Reaching Back

Sarah Jaffe The American Prospect
Her willingness to learn from her base, while holding fast to principles and being willing to take a public stand even when that stand might cost her, offers a lesson to the party in how to evolve in the years to come.

Expanding the Window of the Possible - What is Going on in the Democratic Party

Stephanie Luce interviews Georgia Hollister Isman Organizing Upgrade
"A ton of our work is dragging elected officials toward where their voters actually are," says Working Families Party New England Regional Director Georgia Hollister Isman. She shares her take on where the Dems are to kick off new interview series.

Tidbits - June 3, 2021 - Reader Comments, Hiroshima, World War II; Racism; Retiree healthcare; Sports; Labor History, Disney, McCarthyism, Marxist parties, China, Climate change, Ethel Rosenberg, Harold Washington, Chicago, Social transition

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Reader Comments: Hiroshima Cover-up; Racism; Retiree healthcare; Sports; Labor History, Disney; McCarthyism; Marxist parties; China; Announcements: Ethel Rosenberg; Harold Washington; International Trade Union Forum - Ecology, Social Transition;

Can Biden Be Pushed Left?

Bob Master Dissent Magazine
History suggests that what you see on the campaign trail, or even in a candidate’s past legislative record, is not necessarily what you get from a president once in power. Our first imperative in 2020 is a massive repudiation of Donald Trump.

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Walking the Tightrope: Latin America’s Pink Tide

Frederick B. Mills New Politics
The lessons of the Pink Tide of leftist and leftish governments in Latin America that marked much of the period following 1998 but were undone by rightist movements, US meddling, world economic crisis and internal weaknesses are aptly told....

Veterans Go to Washington: So What?

Nan Levinson TomDispatch
What, then, has been the actual influence of the military veterans now in Congress on this country's war policy?
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