Progressives Should Support Open Borders — With No Apology

By Khury Petersen-Smith, Fpif.org -

When President Donald Trump claimed in his State of the Union Address that “wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders, while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards,” it [...]

France’s Red Scarves: Ready-Made Counter-Protest And New Media Darlings

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com -

PARIS — As the “Yellow Vest,” or Gilet Jaunes, protest in France continues to perplex and concern the French government and European elites, a new “counter-protest” has emerged in response to the [...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Tax Proposal Could Raise $720 Billion Over The Next 10 Years

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

Such a high tax rate is not unheard of and higher rates used to be the norm during a large portion of the 20th century. Why was this the case? Because higher tax rates on the wealthy generated [...]

Why “Good Liberals” Won’t Save The Climate

By Scott Parkin, Counterpunch.org -

We’ve known for a long time not to believe the false rhetoric of “good liberals” like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Jerry Brown. In rare moments, we’re able to draw a stark contrast between [...]

The Insurgent Power Of The Commons In The War Against The Imagination

By David Bollier, Center for New Economics -

Thank you, Fred [Iutzi] and The Land Institute for inviting me to this wonderful festival! It’s a great honor to be speaking at an event at which so many illustrious thinkers, innovators, and [...]

Atlas Network, The Right-Wing Libertarians

By Aram Aharonian and Álvaro Verzi Rangel, Peoplesdispatch.org -

The capitalist international exists, it mobilizes the libertarian movement of right-wing, they are known as “libertarians” and it is obviously very well financed. It works through an immense [...]

Trump And The Politics Of Neoliberal Destruction

By Ajamu Baraka, Counterpunch.org -

With the outrageous decision by the Trump White House to bar a CNN propagandist posing as a reporter, more people are now starting to make the connection between press freedom and the issue of [...]

No Liberal Rallies Yet For The Children Of Yemen

By Paul Street, Counterpunch.org -

Hundreds of thousands of people showed up across the United States at more than 600 gatherings three weeks ago. They came out to protest Donald Trump‘s “zero tolerance” immigration policy in [...]

Liberal Madness And The Anti-war Imperative

By Staff, Blackallianceforpeace.com -

The ongoing and deepening crisis of U.S. society has caused anger, fear and confusion. The precipitous decline of the standard of living for millions of people in the United States helped produce [...]

Money Matters! Why Monetary Theory And Policy Is A Critical Terrain For The Left

By Staff, Thenextsystem.org -

As our demands grow bolder—true full employment, the rebuilding of the social safety net starting with Medicare for All, an overdue green and just transition—so will the naysayers’ inevitable [...]

Voters Shift Left—Thanks To Social Media?

By Jim Naureckas, Fair.org -

The Pew Research Center (3/1/18) recently released a survey on political attitudes by generation. “America is politically sorted by generations in a way it never has before,” was the takeaway [...]

Pelosi: “I Don’t See Anything Inappropriate” In Rigging Primaries

By Caitlin Johnstone, Medium.com -

The Intercept has published a secretly taped audio recording of one of the most powerful Democrats in America pressuring a progressive candidate to drop out of a Colorado congressional primary [...]

NYT: Don’t Be Progressive, Be A ‘Liberal’

By Jim Naureckas, Fair.org -

Its ostensible subject is why Democrats should call themselves “liberals” and not “progressives.” But in making that case, it hits most of the main points of the New York Times‘ ideology—one that [...]

How Vermont Changed From Red To Blue

By Steve Early, Socialpolicy.org -

Donald Trump’s fear mongering about Mexicans and Muslims, Haitians and Africans, and other foreigners is hardly sui generis in U.S. history. In the mid- 19th century, nativists on our east coast [...]

Electing Progressive Prosecutors Isn’t Enough. Now, Activists Are Holding Them Accountable.

By Adeshina Emanuel, Inthesetimes.com -

In October 2015, Rev. Charles Straight, pastor of the Faith United Methodist Church in Dolton, Illinois, and other members of the People’s Lobby sat down with Kim Foxx to find out whether she was [...]

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