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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.

 

Leaders Need to Build Peer Accountability

Cathy Dang-Santa Anna Organizing Upgrade
To build a strong and durable left, healthy leadership and process is necessary. When accountability can be built, it makes for a stronger organization, and if it’s successful, leadership isn’t so lonely and exhausting.

Is impeachment only about getting a conviction?

Stephanie McCurry The Nation
As a tool to constrain executive abuse of power and as a way to publicize dissent on matters of policy and principle, the Johnson impeachment suggests that impeachment itself is the measure of success, however remote the likelihood of conviction.

“Speaking Truth to Power” Is No Substitute for Taking Power

Norman Solomon Truthout
Progressives often applaud the idea of “speaking truth to power.” But this concept is hazardous. If taken literally and deployed as a single-minded strategy, it can divert attention from the crucial need to take power away from those who abuse it.

An Open Letter to Jerry Brown: Stop the Torture of Solitary Confinement

Carole Travis, Stop the Torture Huffington Post
California prisoners have been on a hunger strike for more than four weeks against the brutal policy of solitary confinement. Prisoners are not sentenced to solitary for their street crime. Prison officials assign them to this crushing isolation without due process, without review of the evidence against them, without legal representation or an impartial hearing. Join with others -Sign the petition below to Gov. Brown.
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