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- "I know Rand Paul is watching this movement. I know he's scared. He should be. He knows we can transform Kentucky." Kentucky Democrat Charles Booker formed an exploratory committee to consider running against for the U.S. Senate in 2022. (Photo: Charles Booker In a move swiftly cheered by progressives, Kentucky Democrat Charles Booker announced in a video message on Monday that he was forming an exploratory committee to consider running against Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in 2022. "As ...


- This story is co-published with Capital & Main Linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky at the III World Social Forum, 27 January 2003, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The "Libertarian Socialist" on Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, and Black Lives Matter. At 92, Noam Chomsky remains a political activist. In recent interviews and in a new book, Chomsky for Activists, he takes stock of his own political involvement going back to the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s, and offers lessons and ...

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- House Democratic leadership and Sen. Bernie Sanders split as Biden administration sculpts next package The White House is facing diverging pressure from two powerful allies — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — over whether to use an upcoming spending package to strengthen the Affordable Care Act or expand Medicare eligibility. Pelosi’s office is pushing the White House to make permanent a temporary expansion of Affordable ...


- Capitalists are sometimes accommodating of electoral democracy. But at no point in history have capitalists ever accepted the outcome of elections that might threaten capitalist property relations. Today’s political consensus insists stridently upon the affinity between capitalism and democracy. For ideologues of the free market, any substantial restrictions on the freedom of capital to do as it pleases must lead societies down the “road to serfdom,” as Friedrich Hayek famously called it. ...


- "When the scientists tell us we have five or six years before there will be irreparable damage done because of climate change, I'm not going to slow down." Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said Saturday that amid the immediate emergencies of climate change, Covid-19, mass unemployment, and homelessness, congressional Democrats cannot afford to dampen their infrastructure ambitions in the hopes of winning support from obstructionist Republicans . "The time is now to ...


- Scandals that have weakened centrist Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) helped drive the change as well. When New York state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, a Bronx Democrat, first got to Albany in 2011, being an outspoken progressive was often a lonely task. Rivera still remembers the first time he was “Percoco’d” ― Rivera’s joking moniker for the nasty phone calls he would get from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ’s top aide, and enforcer, Joe Percoco. Rivera had joined a demonstration on the lawn of the ...

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- The Left has no choice but to engage in organizing and propagandizing online. But we also have to understand that online organizing is not capable of building the kind of solidarity or coordination our politics demand. Among the many tragedies that COVID has wrought on the world is the sudden halt of grassroots, volunteer organizing amassed around the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign. Tens of thousands of people descended on Iowa, New Hampshire, California, and Nevada to deliver significant primary ...


- A close reading of the philosophical career, and influence, of France’s most ridiculed public intellectual. Bernard-Henri Lévy’s first appearance on the French television program Apostrophes in May 1977 set the tone for his career. Responding to left-wing critics of his fellow “New Philosophers,” a group of young thinkers who denounced communism and socialism, the 29-year-old Lévy galvanized viewers with his signature décolleté —the bare chest displayed through his unbuttoned ...


- Let’s start with the history of US meddling. Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. Few expressions have gained as much currency in recent weeks than "root causes of migration." Paradoxically, the more frequently it is evoked, the more difficult it becomes to discern what it really means. Indeed, depending on who you ask, the "root causes" could mean very different things. The migrants themselves are likely to ...


- Democrats often blame their election losses on gerrymandering and voter suppression, but progressive initiatives win all over the country. It is time to embrace a bold agenda and then fight like hell to to win it. The surreal presidency of Donald Trump was filled with confusion, contradictions, anxiety, and missed opportunities. His rhetoric inflamed political tensions in every facet of American life, from football to COVID-19. Corporate media split along party lines as never before and ...


- Bernie Sanders applauds the 'courage' of Amazon workers for taking on the tech giant, says failed union vote will inspire other unionization efforts Workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, Amazon plant voted the union down 1,798 to 738. See more stories on Insider's business page Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded Amazon workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, factory for taking on the company, even as a majority of votes were against unionizing . "The willingness of Amazon workers in Bessemer to take on the ...


- Arts and Entertainment The world is fast. Bad Brains are faster. The legendary D.C. hardcore band raced ahead of its time, and we’re still catching up (Photo by Glen E. Friedman and illustration by Tayler Ayers) By April 8, 2021 Electrocution, convulsion, possession, all of the above, all at once. That’s what it looks like, but it’s not. It’s H.R., frontman of Bad Brains, leading his untouchable hardcore punk band through a blazing three-night stand at New York’s CBGB in December 1982 ...


- Joe Biden Is Waging Class Warfare Without the War The president’s passive-aggressive leftism. On March 12, President Joe Biden held a press conference with Vice President Kamala Harris, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to celebrate the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act—ARP, for short. With his party’s other leading figures around him in the Rose Garden, discussing the first major product of their “unified” control over the executive ...

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- Even more transformative than the particular components is Biden's back-to-the-future method of paying for the Rebuild America agenda: returning to highly progressive taxation. It's time for America to go back to the future — a future of true greatness created by a people united to build a strong nation for the Common Good. From the start of our United States, rather than shrinking at the right-wing bugaboo of "Big Government," Americans have backed leaders who dared to do big public ...


- Ohio congressional candidate Nina Turner (D) is touting a growing number of endorsements from unions and Democratic lawmakers for her House campaign. Turner, a former Ohio state senator and co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders 's (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign, told co-hosts Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball on Hill.TV's "Rising" on Tuesday that the support from outside groups is evidence of her strength at building coalitions. "I've been a coalition builder for a long time, and I know folks see me ...

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- Three democratic socialists are on the ballot tomorrow in Milwaukee, a city with a long history of socialist municipal government. We interviewed them about what their socialist vision for the city looks like. On April 6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, socialists have a rare chance to elect a slate into local public office — the first step in potentially reviving and reforming the city’s rich history of socialist governance. If they are elected, it would be the first time in Milwaukee’s history ...


- Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said he would have "no problem" with traveling to West Virginia to pressure Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) over raising the minimum wage to $15 and other policies that the latter opposes but most of the Democratic caucus supports. The Senate is evenly split 50-50 between Republicans and the Democratic caucus of which Sanders is a part. But the Democratic caucus has a narrow majority because Vice President Kamala Harris casts the tie-breaking vote. Speaking on MSNBC 's ...

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- "Momentum is building and people can feel it!" Progressive Nina Turner's congressional campaign announced Monday that it brought in a nearly $2.2 million haul since the Ohio Democrat launched her candidacy in December, including $1.55 million in the first quarter of 2021. The former Ohio state senator and 2020 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign co-chair is running for Ohio's 11th congressional district; the seat was vacated by Rep. Marcia Fudge, who now serves as President Joe Biden's ...


- Somerville was the first city in the country to officially recognize polyamorous relationships , and nearly 60 percent of voters chose Bernie Sanders, a proud democratic socialist, in the 2016 Democratic primary. So perhaps the city’s socialist takeover comes as no surprise. But it may end up as a somewhat pragmatic affair, with more emphasis on the city budget and less on the proletarian revolution than one might have expected. The Boston chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America last ...


- Opinion: Can Biden achieve an FDR-style presidency? A historian sees surprising parallels. During the 2020 campaign, when Joe Biden proclaimed that he aspired to a New Deal-style presidency, it was reasonable to be skeptical. But now, coming after the president signed a $2 trillion covid-19 rescue package and introduced another proposal for $2 trillion in spending toward a “ once in a generation ” transformation of the economy, more observers are taking this possibility seriously. One ...