Message from Michael Carano

Originally published on 10/17/2019 Mike Carano is a unionist and political activist in Tallmadge, Ohio Those demanding change must be pragmatic. First, we must organize and call for a national conference of unions and community and justice groups — local to national — to hammer out a two-fold program: a strong platform that takes on the systemic roots that created

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“Break the Grip of the Two-Party System: Labor & Community for an Independent Party”

Originally published on 10/16/2019 Regional Conference Cleveland, Ohio December 7, 2019 Dear Sisters and Brothers, Please join us in Cleveland, Ohio, on December 7 at a regional conference titled, “Break the Grip of the Two-party System: Labor & Community for an Independent Party.”  The conference is sponsored by Labor Education and Arts Project (LEAP) in cooperation with Labor and Community

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Ujima People’s Progress Party

Originally published on 10/13/2019 Statement by Ujima People’s Progress Party in Support of Labor & Community for an Independent Party (LCIP) Nnamdi Lumumba, Organizer, Ujima People’s Progress Party, Baltimore, MD Since the launching of our campaign, the Ujima People’s Progress Party has called for the building of an alternate electoral option for working-class people. It has been obvious to us

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Message from Mark Dimondstein

Originally published on 10/6/2019 Message from APWU President Mark Dimondstein to the Eugene V. Debs Centennial Commemoration [Note: Following are major excerpts from a message sent to the Debs’ Centennial Commemoration, held in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 5-6, 2018, under the sponsorship of the Labor Education and Arts Project.] Dear Sisters and Brothers: I salute you for having this fitting

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2018 Mid-Term Elections: Corporate Democrats Versus the Monster They Empowered (excerpts)

Originally published on 10/5/2019 By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report The November 6 [2018] midterm elections put Democrats back in control of the U.S. House while strengthening the Republican hold on the Senate. … Although the GOP remains a minority party — Democrats outpolled them in House races by 7 percent to 9 percent — white supremacists remain the largest

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Electing a Moderate or Leftist Democrat Won’t Save Planet Earth

Originally published on 10/5/2019 (Excerpted from longer piece published in LA Progressive on August 28, 2019) By Jim Lafferty The debate within the Democratic Party, and among Americans opposing the re-election of Donald Trump, over whether the party should nominate a candidate from the “moderate wing” or the “liberal wing” of the party, misses the much more critical debate that

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