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Entries by David Sirota from 06/2008

The Antiwar Uprising: The Protest Industry vs. The Players

| Posted 06.02.2008 | Politics
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I write to you this morning from my parents house in Pennsylvania, after being up late last night appearing on CNN to discuss the role of the Internet...

Barack Obama & The Uprising

| Posted 06.04.2008 | Politics
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Last night at the Strand Bookstore in New York City, a terrific panel discussed the uprising's impact on the current presidential campaign - and what ...

Why The Populist Uprising Could Be Good for Progressives

| Posted 06.06.2008 | Politics
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - What you see here is a slide from the audiovisual presentation about THE UPRISING that I unveiled yesterday at a Campaign for Ameri...

Going Toe to Toe With Lou Dobbs

| Posted 06.10.2008 | Media

Dobbs epitomizes both the positive potential of today's populist uprising to change our country's economic policies, and the negative potential to stoke anti-immigrant and xenophobic sentiment.

An Anti-Clinton for VP

| Posted 06.13.2008 | Politics

Obama can use his vice presidential selection to state that indeed the era of Clintonism is over, and the era of the uprising is on.

Why NAFTA Is An Anger Point Fueling The Uprising

| Posted 06.15.2008 | Politics

One of the things I've been finding when talking to groups is a palpable anger at our current trade and globalization policies -- an anger from both progressives and conservatives that I meet.

Debating Grover Norquist, America's Leading Fake Populist

| Posted 06.16.2008 | Politics

For a generation or so, the Right has dynamically adapted its reactionary ideas to sound like a populist, anti-establishment, for-the-little-guy agenda.

Are We Not Allowed to Talk About McCain's Iraq Position?

| Posted 06.17.2008 | Politics

Somehow, mentioning McCain's statement that he's OK with America being in Iraq for 10,000 years is billed as unfair by the media, and laughed at by Republican strategists.

Memo to Obama: You Can't Represent the Uprising While Undermining It

| Posted 06.18.2008 | Politics
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If Obama talks out of both sides of his mouth about NAFTA, he will fail to represent the uprising and take advantage of this populist moment -- and he will likely lose the election.

Countering GOP Racism With A Class-Based Uprising Message

| Posted 06.20.2008 | Politics
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Earlier this week, I wrote a short dispatch about Barack Obama dancing around the issue of trade -- an issue at the heart of the populist uprising on ...

Taking the NAFTA Fight to Fox

| Posted 06.21.2008 | Politics
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Per the last few posts, I debated my latest newspaper column on McCain and NAFTA on Fox Business. Watch it here: Progressives have a strong case to...

New York State As Ground Zero of THE UPRISING In 2009

| Posted 06.23.2008 | Politics
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This is an ongoing series from the national tour for THE UPRISING. You can order The Uprising at or through your local independent bookstor...

The Growing Power of the Fair Trade Uprising

| Posted 06.25.2008 | Politics
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LOUISVILLE, KY - I spent yesterday in Ohio's three biggest cities - Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. With the Buckeye State among the hardest hit b...

Want A Progressive Movement? Then Support Progressive Voices.

| Posted 06.27.2008 | Politics
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We tend to complain a lot about not having progressive voices in the media, and yet we watch how the conservative movement rams their voices into the ...

Bush Cites Enviro Concerns to Curb Solar Development...While Accelerating Oil Drilling

| Posted 06.27.2008 | Politics
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A few weeks back, I wrote a New York Times magazine article about the populist uprising against unbridled oil and gas drilling in the Mountain West. T...

Reminder: Obama Told Us To Judge Him, and Pressure Him

| Posted 06.29.2008 | Politics

So by Obama's own admission, when he casts an anti-progressive vote on civil liberties, we shouldn't whip up wild fantasies about him supposedly doing it because he actually is progressive the issue.

Reaching for the Elusive "Real" in "Real Change"

| Posted 06.30.2008 | Politics

My time in professional politics and journalism leads me to think that conceit, ambition, arrogance and greed have been exacerbated by television, the 24 hour news, starf*cker-ism, and the rise of the Internet.