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Progressive Democrats of America

Progressive Activist Dies At 55

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Tim Carpenter, a political activist and founder of the Progressive Democrats of America, died Monday after a battle with melanoma. Carpenter, 55, s...

Ed Markey Gains Progressive Support Despite Hawkish Foreign Policy Agenda

Stephen Zunes | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Even though he comes from one of the most liberal states in the country, Markey's foreign policy record is well to the right of the majority of Democrats, both in Massachusetts and nationally.

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

Can O.F.A. and Obama's "Inside-Outside" Strategy Move Congress?

Pearl Korn | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Can P.D.A., the C.P.C. and O.F.A. work together to build a larger coalition? Will Jim Messina reach out to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party? Hey, the president offered a progressive agenda, Jim. Why not?

Cole Stangler

Anti-War Progressive Loses Out In Close Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Cole Stangler | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

After a vote-counting process that stretched a few weeks beyond the June 5 primary, anti-war Democrat Norman Solomon finally conceded the race for Cal...

Russ Feingold Is Emerging as a Significant Force Against Corporate Control of Our Government

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Perhaps President Abraham Lincoln's famous words of hope for a "... government of the people, by the people, for the people..." will yet ring true again -- with a little help from Russ Feingold and his growing movement.

Can The DNC and Our President Break Their Establishment Ties?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

For the DNC to become relevant again, it needs to truly embrace that spirit of "change" from 2008 and support some real Progressives for Congress in 2012.

Top 'Tossup' House Race for Progressives: Raul Grijalva

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Nowhere in the United States is political courage for progressive principles more on the line this Election Day than in the battle to reelect Grijalva.

A Progressive Candidate Ignored By the Democratic Party

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Perhaps it is quixotic to pursue a seat in Congress these days if you are a progressive. I think not. Candidate Dr. David Gill has been chasing that d...

Your Voice And Vote Do Matter

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Elsewhere in the world, any time the working class is threatened, thousands take to the streets in loud protest, toppling governments. We have no such historical tradition.

Puppet Problems: Missing the Point on Karzai

Steve Cobble | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Cobble

Push your Congressperson to vote no on the Afghanistan funding. Push him or her to support Rep. Jim McGovern's "flexible timetable" exit strategy proposal. And join PDA's brownbags to end the war. After all, if even the puppet's saying no, shouldn't we?

My Response to Jane Harman: You're in the Bubble

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Who's in the bubble? Me or corporate Democrat Jane Harman, who took us to war in Iraq and votes for an onerous bankruptcy bill that makes it harder for the poor to climb out of debt?

The DNC, DCCC and DSCC Need Makeovers

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

An emerging coalition of new and traditional progressive power is placing the "old guard" in the Democratic establishment on notice that the status quo is no longer acceptable, and they had best adapt or face the consequences.

Our Children Shouldn't Be Messengers Of Hate!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Regardless of which side of the religious and socio-political spectrum a child's parent or guardian is on, that child is innocent. Children are not billboards for hatred, malice and lies.

Don Lemon & CNN: No to "Real Americans," Yes to Real Journalism!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Can anyone tell me of any wall to wall on-site coverage of peace movement events over the past six years where the corporate press offered extensive air-time to listen to progressive leaders? I don't recall that ever happening. Do you?

Election Trouble for Jane Harman

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Congresswoman Harman provides a particularly spectacular example of an officeholder who has boosted militarism while helping to undermine civil liberties and human rights.

The Anti-War Dilemma: How To Protest A President You Trust

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

For the first time in decades (for many, the first time in their lives), a considerable number of peace activists trust the President of the United States.

In the Battle for a Progressive Congress

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Moving a progressive agenda on Capitol Hill will require more than defeating Republicans. It will require electing strong progressives like Bill Durston.

Bottom Up Democracy at PDA, Top-Down at DNC

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

We live in a new world that allows organizations to open up the discussion and decision-making process. Failure to tap into this means being stuck in what has become obsolete top-down leadership.

Clinton and Obama Silence On Winter Soldier Divides Progressives

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have yet to acknowledge the Iraq withdrawal plan crafted by members of their own party, and it appears there is little pressure from the press to question them on it.