iOS app Android app

Political Movements

The Democratic National Committee Hires Jess O'Connell As Its New CEO

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.12.2017 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that it has named longtime Democratic operative Jess O’Connell as its new CEO. The appointment is...

The Democratic Party Continues To Ignore Reality

Joseph El-Cassabgui | Posted 05.08.2017 | Politics
Joseph El-Cassabgui

As dissatisfaction grows among Democratic voters, the establishment wing of the party continues to resist the increasingly vocal grassroots movement t...

How Democrats Got Mired In A Nasty Internal Battle Over Abortion

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.29.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― National reproductive rights groups counted it as a major victory last week when the Democratic National Committee doubled down on its ...

From The LA Uprising To The People’s Climate March: Building Power When You Are Under Threat

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 04.26.2017 | Los Angeles
Center for Community Change Action

By Gloria Walton As a native of Mississippi, I often think of the famous words of Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer: “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired...

Will We Abandon Women’s Rights In The Name Of Progressive Politics?

The Cut | Posted 04.24.2017 | Women
The Cut

By Rebecca Traister The most disturbing thing to emerge from last week’s badly bungled Democratic “Unity Tour” staged by Vermont senator Bernie ...

Is Democratic Socialists Of America The Future Of The Left?

Nathan Newman | Posted 04.24.2017 | Politics
Nathan Newman

Instead of rehashing debates on Bernie or Clinton or whatever other leader, I’d rather focus on the state of progressive organizing at the grassroot...

Turkish Referendum Postmortem: More Power To Erdoğan, But With Cracks In His Armour

Karabekir Akkoyunlu | Posted 04.24.2017 | World
Karabekir Akkoyunlu

This is the full-length original text of the interview I gave to Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo. The Portuguese version, published on Sund...

How To Overcome The Power of Big Money

Bruce Berlin | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics
Bruce Berlin

In a recent blog, “Can the American People Overcome the Power of Big Money?” I wrote “the common denominator that prevents the enactment of real...

What Are The Super-Rich Democrats Waiting For?

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Democratic Party loyalists are always complaining about the big-money fat cats behind the Republican Party’s candidates and platform. Over the last ...

Six Ways To Support The Turkish Opposition

Semanur Karaman | Posted 04.20.2017 | World
Semanur Karaman

As a social justice activist from Turkey, I have carefully tried to avoid the international commentary surrounding Turkey’s referendum on Sunday 16t...

India's Narendra Modi Should Use Big Political Victory to Advance Economic Reform

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.17.2017 | World
Doug Bandow

Despite imposing a disastrous “currency reform” that impoverished poorer people and small businesses across his nation, Indian Prime Minister Nare...

Maxine Waters' Political Career Makes Her Uniquely Suited To Take On Trump

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

Maxine Waters spends her weekends at home. For most people, this is not an unusual habit. But for Waters, it requires extra effort: Each Monday Congre...

Daily Kos Is Back

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― On Wednesday evening a week ago, news began to filter out of Wichita, Kansas, that Republicans were pouring six figures worth of last-m...

A Kansas Special Election Just Shook Up Washington

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.12.2017 | Politics

A last-minute intervention by national Republicans in one of the reddest districts in America was enough to stave off what would have been a crushing ...

Occupy Spirituality: Prayer And Protest In The Age Of Trump

Adam Bucko | Posted 04.16.2017 | Religion
Adam Bucko

The following is an interview with the authors of Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation, Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox. This is a pa...

New Environmental Group Is Taking Bernie Sanders’ Revolution To Your City Council

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.05.2017 | Politics

A new environmental group was launched Tuesday with the goal of recruiting and electing staunch progressives to run for local government. Lead Locally...

Criminalizing The Muslim Brotherhood Helps Dictators And Hurts Americans

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 03.29.2017 | World
Engy Abdelkader

In his upcoming visit to Washington, Egypt’s President Abdul Fatah el-Sisi, who rose to power after a military coup in 2013, is expected to seek the...

Bernie Sanders Gets Top Billing At New Conference Planned By His Supporters

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.28.2017 | Politics

The progressive activists who propelled the presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are meeting in Chicago this June to plan their movem...

California Sheriffs Support Trump’s Deportation Agenda, Not Their Communities

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 03.28.2017 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

Just as the California Senate is considering the strongest anti-deportation bill in the nation, the state’s sheriffs are giving the public cause to ...

People, Policy, And Power: Envisioning A New Honduras

Salena Tramel | Posted 04.03.2017 | Latino Voices
Salena Tramel

A peasant organizer said the words slowly, as if each carried a sour taste: “A peasant without land is someone without a country, without a mother....

Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New 'Medicare For All' Push

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.27.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In the wake of the Republican failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Friday, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democ...

Why The Anti-Trump Progressive Mobilization Could Mark A Major Inflection Point In American Political History

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It is entirely possible that Donald Trump’s election may indeed mark a significant inflection point in American political history – but not becaus...

Progressives Slam Tom Perez's New DNC Transition Team

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Several prominent progressive activists are blasting Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez for shunning leaders of the party’...

Can the American People Overcome The Power Of Big Money?

Bruce Berlin | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business
Bruce Berlin

Back in the 1890s, Republican power broker and former U.S. Senator from Ohio, Mark Hanna, explained, “There are two things that are important in pol...

Working on the Relationship: Political Field Notes from Women and Feminisms of the Past

Judith Newton | Posted 03.17.2017 | Women
Judith Newton

“It is not just Trump’s ever wavering policies we need to reject but a political culture based on anger, hatred, and othering.” During the prim...