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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.”

GOP Embraces Trump and His Steal Elections Strategy

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
This is a battle between those who want to ensure permanent white minority rule vs. all those who believe this country must become a multiracial democracy. It’s daily trench warfare on every front, with USA's future if not the entire planet at stake.

Fighting Trump/Building Socialism

Luke Elliott-Negri The Stansbury Forum
Bernie speaking at rally Crushing fascists – especially those in one of the most powerful executive positions in the whole of human history – is an essential part of building democratic socialism.

Feminist Consciousness: Race and Class

Amanda Martins Meeting Ground
Large demonstration of women in Brazil 2019 Among the most controversial topics in feminism are the race and class questions, which have motivated many women to develop new theories that encompass multiple realities taking into account region, race, economy and sexuality.

Social Democracy and the Radical Left: Why We Continue to Build Left Unity

Kate Hudson Defend Democracy
Many on the left who have opted to join the Labour Party take the view that in addition to the struggle to restore the its original remit and ethos, it is also crucial for an alternative left politics to be expressed – anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist – as it has been in politics in Britain and globally, for a century or more

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Left Behind

Malcolm Harris Los Angeles Review of Books
It may be something of a stretch to claim, as Malcolm Harris does, that "anarchists get the artists and tacticians, Marxists get the theorists and politicians." Yet this remains an insightful review. It surveys the history of anarchism and its relationship to Marxism as it considers how adherents of these historic modes of thought might find themselves acting in this political year.

Reader Responses to Eight-Point Platform for Making a Major Breakthrough on 'Left Unity'

Portside
Previously Portside posted the 'Draft Proposal' - Think Paper by Bill Fletcher, Carl Davidson and Pat Fry. This has generated some discussion in progressive, left and socialist circles in our country. Here are some of the comments made by Portside readers. At the bottom are links to the related posts that have appeared on Portside in the past.

Draft of an Eight-Point Platform for Making a Major Breakthrough on 'Left Unity'

Carl Davidson, Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Pat Fry CCDS-Discussion - Organizing for a Progressive Majority
Portside is sharing the following eight point proposal that was sent to us by the authors, because it is part of Portside's tradition to promote discussion and action by the left. We hope there will be a broad discussion on this proposal, a discussion that involves the wide variety and experiences of left activists and socialists today.
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