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Readers Respond: An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

Portside Readers, including: Eisenscher; Collier Lamont; Millstone; Kinnucan; Jones; Young; Krug; Schwartzman; Zeese; Hawkins; Nack; Schwartz; and Markey Portside
Friday Portside posted An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy, by Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bill Fletcher, Leslie Cagan, Ron Daniels, Kathy Kelly, Norman Solomon, Cynthia Peters, and Michael Albert.

An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

Noam Chomsky and others Portside
Why reject a safe states strategy? Some might claim doing so can't help Trump win again or that Trump's re-election would not matter all that much. We hope that no one in 2020 will make such irresponsible and patently false claims.

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Review: Occupied Season 2

Dan Slevin Radio New Zealand
When the first season of Occupied was on screen the Russians were a fictional threat. Has reality caught up with the conceit?

The Left Deserves Better Than Jill Stein

Kate Aronoff In These Times
Stein's Green Party run doesn't offer a plan to win, or to build power. The Left is capable of so much more. If politics were a battle for the moral high ground, both Bernie Sanders and the Green Party might be in full control of the three branches of government. Sadly, it's not and they're not.

Tidbits - August 4, 2016 - Reader Comments: 2016 - Clinton, Democratic Convention, left electoral strategy, climate change, Jill Stein, Leonard Peltier, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and more...

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Reader Comments: 2016 Election Campaign - After the DNC, Hillary, Jill and the Donald; The Election and After - Strategy for this election AND going forward; Climate Change policy needs to be front and center; Campaign for Leonard Peltier's freedom; Ireland and Iceland set the example - jailing bankers that caused meltdown; Hiroshima and Nagasaki memorials at the UN and in New York; Letters to the Wall - What the Vietnam War was all about; and more . . . .

Third Party Builders Meet in Chicago - Two Reports

By Dan La Botz; Ethan Young Portside
Two weeks ago in Chicago, 200 political activists from a variety of independent political organizations, as well as individual activists, carried out a rich discussion and an amicable debate about how to collaborate in the work of building a large political alternative to the left of the Democratic Party. Just days before, Bernie Sanders, declared his candidacy, running within the Democratic Party as a socialist. Here are two views on left electoral politics.

Building Outside the Democratic Party

Brian Jones Jacobin Magazine
The Green Party campaign against Andrew Cuomo must become the launching pad for an independent political movement.

The Stone that Brings Down Goliath? Richmond and Eminent Domain

Ellen Brown LA Progressive
Gayle McLaughlin, the bold mayor of Richmond, California is threatening to take underwater mortgages by eminent domain from Wall Street banks and renegotiate them on behalf of beleaguered homeowners. A member of the Green Party, which takes no corporate campaign money, she proved her mettle standing up to Chevron, which dominates the Richmond landscape. Richmond’s city council is only one vote short of the supermajority needed to pursue the eminent domain plan.
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