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The Dangers of Factionalism in DSA
If the Left is to succeed where past generations have failed, it can’t allow sectarian organizations to operate as "parties within a party."
Bill Barclay, Leo Casey, Jack Clark, Richard Healey, Deborah Meier, Maxine Phillips, Chris Riddiough and Joseph M. Schwartz
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If You Want Student Loan Debt Cancellation, the Time to Act Is Here
The Debt Collective is making clear to the Biden administration that it’s time to cancel every cent of student debt.
Umme Hoque
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Why the Left Sees an Opening for a ‘Realignment’ in U.S. Politics
Left-wing groups such as the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats are reviving the old idea of realignment, with hopes of provoking new political transformations.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
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The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Lining Up Behind Far-Right Authoritarians
As climate change intensifies and countries turn to clean energies, Big Oil will take increasingly desperate measures to survive.
Basav Sen
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The Blob Is Back Under Biden
While his administration is only in its infancy, the president appears wedded to a foreign policy from the last century.
Andrew Bacevich
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Biden Could Help Prevent Water Crises Like the One in Jackson—If He Stands Up to Corporations
The ongoing crisis in Jackson, Mississippi shows why President Biden must reject privatization in his infrastructure plan.
Thomas M. Hanna
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How Austerity Politics End
By passing the American Rescue Plan, President Biden and Democrats in Congress are signaling they may finally be ready to move on from the age of market fundamentalism.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
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We May Be One Election From Permanent Minority Rule
Donald Trump has been defeated, but American democracy remains in peril. Here’s how we can reverse the trendline.
Peter Certo
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The Disaster in Texas Shows Why We Need to Cancel Utility Debt
After enduring heat and energy shortages, Texans are now facing sky-high utility bills. It’s time to cancel this debt—and implement a national moratorium on utility shutoffs.
Johanna Bozuwa
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Joe Biden Is Following a Blueprint for Forever War
Bombing Syria and excusing the crimes of the Saudi crown prince won't bring us any closer to a withdrawal from the Middle East.
Danny Sjursen
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As Sex Workers, We Know the “Equality Model” Is a Dangerous Mistake
It's time to reject carceral feminism and decriminalize consensual sex work.
Molly Simmons
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Could Biden's Climate Policy Invite More Militarism?
Climate change poses an existential threat. That doesn’t mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon.
Ashik Siddique
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The Global South Faces a 'Vaccine Apartheid'
Just 10 nations have administered 75% of the vaccines worldwide. Countries like South Africa are being left behind.
Hadas Thier
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Joe Biden Should Be Made to Fear Social Movements
History shows that politicians fear the disruptive power of a mobilized base, even when it helps them succeed.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
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How Mutual Aid Can Build Working-Class Power
Mutual aid builds the collective people power we need to take on the state.
Vicko Alvarez
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Desperate Times Call for Mutual Aid
But it's not a substitute for organizing.
Marianela D’Aprile
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Privatization Would Doom Biden's Infrastructure Plan
To meet his goals on equity, jobs and climate, President Biden should push a massive, publicly-funded infrastructure plan.
Jeremy Mohler
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Rev. William Barber: The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage Is a Fight for Racial Justice
Democrats need to stop playing games and use their majorities to pass a $15 minimum wage right now—we can’t wait any longer.
Rev. William Barber
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America's Sickness Goes Far Beyond Trump
Only by acknowledging the racism, materialism and militarism that animate our country can we begin the process of healing.
Andrew Bacevich
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Massive Inequality Is a Feature of Capitalism, Not a Bug
The Biden administration may usher in a new period of reform, but history shows that it's unlikely to last if our economic system remains intact.
Richard D. Wolff
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Biden Says He’s Ending the Yemen War—But It's Too Soon to Celebrate
The details of Biden’s Yemen war announcement are what matter. Those are still not clear.
Shireen Al-Adeimi and Sarah Lazare
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Democrats Need to Radically Expand American Democracy—And Fast
If Democrats want to enact their agenda and retain power, they should move quickly to bolster voting rights and reform undemocratic structures in the U.S. political system.
Scott Remer
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You Can't Hurt Hedge Funds By Acting Exactly Like Them
Pumping up GameStop will do nothing to change what people hate about Wall Street. There's a better way.
Hamilton Nolan
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A Recipe for Making Change in Biden's Washington
To make it happen, progressives must learn to co-govern and build more power.
Robert Kraig
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