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How Ideology Can Help (or Hurt) Movements Trying To Build Power

Mark Engler and Paul Engler Waging Nonviolence
Bernie Sanders and the Squad have helped pave the way for open socialists to win elected seats in multiple levels of government at a scale that has not been seen in a century. Many progressives are taking a new look at the importance of ideology.

The Presidential Campaign of Convict 9653

Thomas Doherty The Conversation
In the election of 1920, Eugene V. Debs, the Socialist Party presidential candidate, polled nearly a million votes without ever hitting the campaign trail. Debs was behind bars in the federal penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, serving a 10-year sentence for sedition. It was a not a bum rap. Debs had defiantly disobeyed a law he deemed unjust, the Sedition Act of 1918.

The Surprising History of International Women’s Day

Sarah Pruitt History
Though International Women’s Day may be more widely celebrated abroad than in the United States, its roots are planted firmly in American soil where efforts were made to separate it from its socialist origins.
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