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Sarah Jaffe

The Working Families Party has had a busy week: parting ways with Andrew Cuomo, helping push Paul Ryan into retirement, and honing a much-watched national strategy going into November. more

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Gage Skidmore

The House Speaker’s decision to retire will remove one of America’s most pernicious political figures, whose mild manner belies the icy calculations of a man long driven by the doctrine of greed. more

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Max Pixel

To really reverse the Trump agenda, "resistance" is not enough. Instead, a program for making material changes in people's lives is necessary for motivating people to come to the polls. more

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EneasMx

A small crowd gathered to watch the dancers and wait for María de Jesús Patricio Martínez—better known as Marichuy—the Zapatista candidate for president of Mexico, and first indigenous woman to run for the highest office in the country’s history. more

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Paul Corio

Trump’s first year was marked by division, derision, indecision, and lack of supervision. more

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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

“We’ve had good and bad Presidents, but all 44 people who preceded Trump, saw themselves as representing everyone in the United States, even those who didn’t vote for them. Trump has never tried to do that.” more

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Julie Halverson

For all the apparent unity and motivation drummed up by the Women’s March, what progress—especially on the theme of reproductive justice—can we look to as a sign of the power of mass action? more

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Library of Congress

In 2018 all eyes are on electoral politics. But what does that mean for social movements? more

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Jeff Abbott

“The people remain mobilized. This is not going to end.” more

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It might have been a welcome opportunity to underscore the perfidy of Trump's team—if not for the fact that most Democrats supported his goal. more

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Andres Thomas Conteris

Hondurans are protesting the outcome of an intense presidential race that gave the election to the rightwing incumbent, contrary to initial results. The country is in a full-scale crisis—highways blocked, fires started, and one death. more

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The Working Families Party began in just a few states. But lately it's been lending weight to elections from Birmingham, Alabama to Albuquerque, New Mexico. more

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Sarah Jaffe and socialist leader, David Duhalde, discuss election night wins for socialist and left wing candidates, and what that means for the 2018 midterms. more

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Theresa Thompson

Kate Clinton wants you to make voting a habit. Listen in for some good reasons why, along with some knock-knock jokes—free! more

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“I still believe that Democrats can get out of their own way, stop being centrist, and really answer the call of the people.” more

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REESE ERLICH

Trump would have the world believe that Venezuela represents a battle between democracy and dictatorship. But the reality is far more complicated. more

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Citizen support for local public schools shows voters will reject the Republican slash-and-burn agenda. more

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So far, all I see is a gaggle of ambitious career politicians who voice their “support” of public education, but generally have voted to undermine our state’s public school system. more

, Public School Shakedown

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Randy Bryce for Congress

The buzzy blue-collar candidate challenges Paul Ryan and a central tenet of American conservatism. more

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Sophie

There are obvious similarities with Bernie Sanders’s presidential run in the United States last year, but Corbyn’s program is even further to the left. more

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