Opinion

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Inside/outside strategy: Left should learn from far right

The left hasn't had a real inside/outside strategy since the '30s Popular Front or Jackson's '80s campaigns. New curriculum says it's time to try again.

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The Occupy movement's 99 percent vs. 1 percent? Setting our sights and steering our course

Even if the Occupy slogan doesn't capture the main political dynamic of the present moment, its value lies in the fact that it gives us a star to steer by.

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The 2016 elections are strategic for advancing racial justice

Have we entered a more hateful and polarized era? Election Day 2016 is time for the anti-racist majority, horrified by recent events, to act.

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Clinton and Trump point America in two very different directions

This election is less a choice about personality than about direction, less about individuals than about movements.

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Is punishing Hillary worth a potential Trump presidency?

Think the pain of a Trump presidency might be worth it in order to inflict a little punishment on Hillary? Not everyone can afford such arguments.

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Should Sanders take it all the way to the convention?

Hillary, if she is smart, will tip her hat and extend a hand to Bernie long before they meet in Philadelphia. 

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Left Strategy 2016: A narrow defeat of Trump's racism is not enough

The perilous consequences of a Trump presidency should be a wake-up call for the left. The possibility of dealing the racist right a major blow should energize and excite us.

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Left strategy in 2016 (Part 2): Building real political independence

American politics is conducted in a two-party, winner-take-all system. We have to play the cards dealt as we fight to change the rules of the game.

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Left strategy in 2016 (Part 1): Grasping the key link of struggle

Win or lose, American politics will never be the same again because radical new ideas have been discussed widely and new forces have energized the electoral arena. 

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Ivanhoe Donaldson, a Civil Rights movement backbone, passes

He worked to support many "everyday" heroes who risked everything for equality and justice.

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