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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2022.

 

Last Week’s Elections Actually Gave Leftists Plenty to Cheer

Branko Marcetic Jacobin
For many on the Left, last week’s elections came like a gut punch. But zoom out beyond the high-profile races cable news pundits fixated on, and Tuesday saw many significant victories for left-wing candidates and policies.

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How to Rebuild the Democratic Party

Natalie Shure The New Republic
Strikers on picket line. With prospects dimming for national Democrats to wield power, the time is ripe for the party to go local.

Trump, Texas, and the MAGA Drive for Power

Max Elbaum ORganizing Upgrade
When we demonstrate on the ground that radicals are the most reliable and effective fighters against the mortal threat of Trumpism, we maximize our chances of gaining support for our perspective and our organizations.

Socialists, Now You’re Elected: How Will We Work Together?

Stephanie Luce interviews Sumathy Kumar Organizing Upgrade
How can electeds use their positions to bring marginalized communities into decision-making; to support our allies after the election? Sumathy Kumar, one of two co-chairs of the New York City DSA, talks with Stephanie Luce about what DSA has learned

Turnout Key to Beat the Right in California Recall

Irene Rojas-Carroll and Marcy Rein Organizing Upgrade
“By voting NO on the recall we are saying we want to keep expanding health care for all, expand rent protections so people can keep a roof over their heads, and keep protecting essential workers and immigrants.”

Key to Strategy #2: Know Yourself

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
This is the second in a series of columns looking at Left strategy today. Key to Strategy #1 focused on the first component of Sun Tzu’s dictum that to prevail in battle it is necessary to “know the enemy and know yourself.”
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