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  1. American Fascists
    The Christian Right and the War on America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on conversion techniques. Hedges argues that the movement resembles the young fascist movements in Italiy and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s, movements that often masked the full extent of their drive for totalitarianism and were willing to make concessions until they achieved unrivaled power. He challenges the Christian Right's religious legitimacy and argues that at its core it is a mass movement fueled by unbridled nationalism and a hatred for the open society.
  2. Bernie Sanders and the New Class Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    An interview with Adolph Reed, a political scientist and Bernie Sanders supporter, who dicsusses assumptions about black voters, the legacy of the Sanders campaign, and the tasks ahead.
  3. A Blueprint for a New Party
    With the rise of Donald Trump, we need to think seriously about what it would take to form a democratic organization rooted in working class

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    A proposal for a national political organization that would have chapters at the state and local levels, a binding program, a leadership accountable to its members, and electoral candidates nominated at all levels throughout the country.
  4. Burying the White Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Liberal condescension towards white workers is code for a broader anti-working class agenda. The white working class is a zombie that doesn't know it's dead. Or if it's not fully zombified yet, its members are all too busy cleaning their AR-15s and posting racist comments on YouTube to vote for a progressive. That is, if they're not already on the Trump bandwagon, which they probably are. At least that's what the Democratic Party wants you to believe.
  5. Clinton Manipulates Language of Intersectionality to Preserve Support from Minority Voters
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of "intersectionality," which enables the political class to head off threats to their power and protect the status quo.
  6. The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    There is a real danger here that this maneuver could harshly backfire, to the great benefit of Trump and to the great detriment of those who want to oppose him. If any of the significant claims in this “dossier” turn out to be provably false -- such as Cohen’s trip to Prague -- many people will conclude, with Trump’s encouragement, that large media outlets (CNN and BuzzFeed) and anti-Trump factions inside the government (CIA) are deploying "Fake News" to destroy him. In the eyes of many people, that will forever discredit -- render impotent -- future journalistic exposés that are based on actual, corroborated wrongdoing.
  7. Doubling Down in Atlantic City
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The casino workers' strike at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino is a defining battle for American labor.
  8. The Evil of the Lesser Evil
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Lesser-evilism as a progressive strategy has succeeded -- succeeded in making American politics progressively more and more right-wing.
  9. Facing Facts in Wisconsin
    Progressives and Workers Were Sold Out by Obama and the Democratic Party

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The time has long since come for labor and progressives to bolt the Democratic Party and coalesce around a new genuinely progressive, working people’s party.
  10. The Green Party After the Election
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Until the Green Party has built a real power base of well-organized, dues-paying members and elected Green caucuses in city councils, state legislatures and the U.S. House, it will not be taken seriously in a presidential run by most media and most voters
  11. How the Media Manipulated the Democratic Primary
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Though it might not always seem like it, the news media is composed of human beings. Humans aren't, can’t be, and possibly shouldn't be, objective. Still, there's a reasonable expectation among consumers of political news that journalists of all political stripes strive to be as objective as possible. At their minimum, media outlets ought to be straightforward about their biases. They certainly shouldn't have, or appear to have, their thumbs on the scales.
  12. The Indefinite Detention of the Progressive Voter
    The Politics of Continual Servitude

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Earlier this year President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law. It allows for the indefinite detention without trial for any U.S. citizen deemed to be a terrorist or an accessory to terrorism.
  13. Liberal Totalitarianism and the Trump Diversion
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Baraka warns against enthusiastic embrace of the FBI as a "neutral political force populated by people of unreproachable character" in light of their well documented history of politically motivated targetting of civil rights activists.
  14. Of Hegel and Bernie Sanders
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    My concern is not with Bernie Sanders (basically a New Deal liberal) but with the social dynamics of the Sanders phenomenon. What is going on when we see a surge of mass support for someone who identifies himself (however inaccurately) with socialism? What is the social process driving this unexpected shift in political goals and ideas toward the left? What lies behind the re-entry of socialism into the mass vocabulary of political life?
  15. Russiagate and the Democratic Party are for Chumps
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Now Trump and the nation's 34 Republican governors get to wield the ever-expanding powers of the police state in a nation whose populace has lost faith in nearly every major U.S. institution but two: the military and the police. It's a militarized police-state the Democrats helped create.
  16. A Short History of Liberal Myths and Anti-Labor Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A history of how labour and working-class groups have been alienated or disserviced by the major US political parties, particularly by liberal policies which are primarily aligned with business interests.
  17. Should You March Against Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Yasmin Nair addresses the issue of whether or not to march against Donald Trump this week, or in the months and years following.
  18. Time for an Independent Party
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    More than in most presidential cycles, there is reason to hope for a mass breakaway in 2016. Sanders' campaign has revealed that a mass base exists now for an independent party of the left.
  19. We Didn't Start the Fire
    Class conflict isn't something we choose to engage in. It's just how capitalism works.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Day urges the historically Liberal US Democratic party to turn to the left, embracing class conflict as an integral component of left-wing politics.

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