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Three Tough Laps To Change The Balance Of Power

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
Strategy and hard work can accomplish two essential objectives: win victories that deliver substantial immediate benefits to all affected by today’s interlocking health, economic and racial crises and do so in ways that shift power our way.

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Reclaiming “Populism”

L. Benjamin Rolsky Los Angeles Review of Books
In this new book, Thomas Frank is challenging himself, writes reviewer Rolsky, "to rescue the terms 'populism' and 'populist' from the mouths of those he deems unfit to use them: the anti-populists."

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Populism of the Left?

Federico Finchelstein Critique & Praxis
A prominent scholarly critic of the Far Right and its populist pretensions weighs in on an equally problematic stance: the unfortunate valorization of a left populist orientation.

The U.S. `Six Party System' 4.0: Revising the Hypothesis Again

Carl Davidson Organizing Upgrade
Setting aside the traditional `two-party system' frame, which obscures far more than it reveals, and making use of a `six-party' model instead. The new hypothesis, I suggested, had far more explanatory power regarding the events unfolding before us.

The Danger of the “Ethno-Nationalist” State

Bill Fletcher, Jr. Black Press USA
It was only with the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s and the Rwanda genocide (1994) that it became more than apparent that another wave of ethnic cleansing and ethno-nationalist regimes were unfolding.
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