From Trump’s “joking” about holding power beyond his term limit, to enfeebling the integrity of mail-in ballots without evidence, it’s clear that voter intimidation may be the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come.
While protesters hold up the simple message “Black Lives Matter,” organizers in the Movement for Black Lives make clear that this fight is as much about ending racial capitalism as it is anything else.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reshaped her party’s agenda, resuscitated Bernie Sanders’s campaign, is harnessing her immense star power and the legion of young lefties, to push the Democratic Party away from an obsession with its most moderate members..
The labor movement shows signs of reviving. Helping to build a militant minority in the workplace is in many ways even more important than electoral work, if dealing a death blow to capital is the goal, though the two needn’t be counterpoised.