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“Speaking Truth to Power” Is No Substitute for Taking Power

Norman Solomon Truthout
Progressives often applaud the idea of “speaking truth to power.” But this concept is hazardous. If taken literally and deployed as a single-minded strategy, it can divert attention from the crucial need to take power away from those who abuse it.

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A Labor Movement 2020 Election Strategy

Rand Wilson and Peter Olney Organizing Upgrade
Absent a bold, well-articulated working-class program, labor’s agenda risks being crushed by the Democratic Party’s traditional pro-corporate and discredited neo-liberal ideology.

The Young Left’s Anti-Capitalist Manifesto

Clare Malone FiveThirtyEight
Its goal is to remake our economic system — and the Democratic Party. Since the 2016 election, the left’s political and cultural influence has ballooned. Membership in DSA grew exponentially during the first years of the Trump administration.

HR 1, First Bill in Congress: Democracy Yes; Voter Suppression No

Steven Rosenfeld Independent Media Institute
HR 1 aims to counter the systemic corruption of the electoral system that blocks some citizens—but not others—from voting, allows large donors to hide their identity and enables current or former top officeholders to personally profit from serving

Class Prejudice and the Democrats’ Blue Wave?

Jack Metzgar Working-Class Perspectives
The exclusive focus on suburbs as if they are wall-to-wall white middle-class professionals supports a Democratic political strategy that wants to run against Trump’s offensive style and values rather than on a substantive economic-justice program...
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