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The PPC Demands National Debate on Poverty

The Poor People's Campaign The Poor People's Campaign
Poor People's Campaign demonstration When 250,000 people die every year from poverty, it is time for the presidential candidates to make good on the promises they made during the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Action Congress in June 2019 to push for a debate on poverty.

Progressive Groups Urge Sanders-Warren Unity to Defeat Donald Trump

Jonathan Easley; Jon Queally The Hill
When progressives fight each other, the establishment wins. "For the sake of humanity and the planet, we need a tactical alliance between the Sanders and Warren campaigns. Defeating corporate Democrats and Donald Trump will require no less."

Coalitions of Convenience, Periods of Polarization

Van Gosse Organizing Upgrade
The Democrats are the through-line in U.S. political history, which is the first reason we need to understand them. A second reason is that figuring out the left’s relationship to the Democratic Party is crucial for left strategy today.

State of Resistance – California Fights Back

Fred Glass The Stansbury Forum
unhoused man at bus stop At the same moment that Trump was riding his horse Xenophobe through a narrow passageway in the Electoral College to the presidency, California elected only Democrats..., extended progressive tax revenues and ...locked out anti-immigrant policy...

In Marseille, the French Left is Finally Uniting

Cole Stangler Jacobin
Divisions on France’s left have helped Macron and le Pen dominate the political terrain. In the country’s second city, grassroots pressure has forced them to put aside differences — ahead of March 2020’s elections, promising a “Marseille Spring.”

Seed the Vote: Political Assessment

Jason Negrón-Gonzales Organizing Upgrade
Our goal is not just to push Trump out of office, but to help shift the balance of power in the states where we are working in favor of communities of color, social justice organizations, and labor.

The 2020 Elections and the Anti-War Cause

Howard Machtinger Portside
nuclear bomb blast To make passionate arguments against the war machine can be a key part of the fight as well as contributing to building a long-term anti-war movement. The critique of militarism, both at home and abroad, is a crucial part of the resistance to Trump.

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - November 12, 2019

Portside
Understanding the Bolivia Coup, Trump's Violent Movement, Flipping Red States, Left Electoral Discussion, How the GOP Courts Black Voters, Processing the Disaster, Scabs and Scabbing, Trumpified Courts, The Winning Finger

Warren, 2020, and the Road to Structural Change

Rishi Awatramani interview with Maurice (Moe) Mitchell Organizing Upgrade
Maurice (Moe) Mitchell, the National Director of the Working Families Party (WFP), talks about their recent endorsement of Elizabeth Warren, what the WFP will being doing between now and election day, and the path toward structural change.

The Left Needs A United Front In Every State

Anthony Thigpenn and Jon Liss Organizing Upgrade
There has been a growing movement of grassroots state power building independent political organizations (IPOs). Drawing lessons directly from this experience, the authors share three specific state-based strategies for organizers and activists.
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