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We Need to be Once Again United for Peace and Justice

The UFPJ Coordinating Committee United for Peace and Justice
There has been a sea change in the last few weeks, a deepening of the crisis of racial and cultural division in this country, instigated by the President of the United States.

Media Bits and Bytes - July 16, 2019

Portside
The Chicago Defender; Facial Recognition; Left in the Info Age; Cancel Amazon Prime; Rightists Cry Bias; Detroit Cops and Social Media; Disappearing Local Papers; Too Left for the MSM

Toward a Movement 40 Million Strong

Jon Liss Organizing Upgrade
immigrant rights protest sign The battle over ideas (both in form and content, and as measured by PAC, party, and candidate spending) is breeding cynicism and driving down voter turnout.

Beyond the Rank-and-File Strategy

Max Elbaum Jacobin
car production line The rank-and-file strategy isn't enough. We should examine the broad range of working-class organizing strategies and experiences that are today's socialists' collective heritage.

The Primary Route – Pathway for Democratic Socialists

Tom Gallagher The Stansbury Forum
Will the future include an American left consistently able to navigate the often murky challenges of real world politics? Or does it fall back to its traditional, largely non-participant critique, generally delivered from the margins?

Trumpism’s Global Strategy

Calvin Cheung-Miaw and Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
anti-Trump demonstration The first step...is distinguishing between Trump’s ideological narrative about America and the specific policies his administration is moving to implement. The second step is to identify Trump’s worldview...and hit at it every chance we get.

Politics Is About Power: Assessing the 2018 Mid-Terms

Max Elbaum Portside
newly elected Muslim Congresswomen Politics is about Power. One of positive things this moment is that the question of power has moved central to discussion on the left. ..., we need to build our own organizations and strengthen alignment and cooperation between them.

Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction

Bob Wing Portside
cover of book Toward Racial Justife and a Third Reconstruction This essay is excerpted from the introduction to Bob Wing's new book by the same title now available at www.lulu.com. Bob has also launched a website at www.bobwingracialjustice.org.

Why it’s Worth Fighting for the Collective Movement

Michael Brie and Dieter Klein Transform!Europe
Contrary to what is often believed, the wage-earning classes are not united but fragmented. In competition with each other, can they be controlled. It is only with the help of the state and in fighting for state power that solidarity can be created.
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