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Peter Schurman
Peter Schurman was the Founding Executive Director at, has been a lifelong progressive activist, and is the founder of

Entries by Peter Schurman

25 Years After Berlin, Do We Still Need Walls?

(5) Comments | Posted November 8, 2014 | 9:16 PM

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago this week. People on both sides filled the streets in celebration, cheered on by virtually everyone around the world. For all of us who were alive then, it remains one of the most hopeful historical moments we've ever experienced....

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Court Nominations and the Most Important Victory of My Career

(3) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 12:55 AM

(Cross-posted at DailyKos)

President Obama's nomination today of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court brings to mind the story of the biggest victory of my career. Last week, in my post "Why I'll Be a Better Governor for California than Jerry Brown", I touched on this story,...

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Why I'll Be a Better Governor for California Than Jerry Brown

(50) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 12:03 PM

On June 8th, Californians will choose our party nominees for Governor. I'm running as a progressive challenger to Jerry Brown in the Democratic primary.

For nearly twenty years, I've been a bare-knuckled fighter for regular people and common-sense, progressive values. I was the Founding...
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