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You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Oct 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
The two party system has been called many things by many people. In my own systems view of how things work it is what stabilizes the system we live under. Depending on how you view the world this ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Sep 28, 2014 at 04:35 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
We're hearing grumbles from he "left" about Barack Obama. He speaks well, but he isn't following up on his rhetoric to combat the corporate takeover of America, the rental of the Congress and the ...
by boguseconomist
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Sep 07, 2014 at 09:32 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
This diary is dedicated to JayRaye, who has rediscovered so many Hellraisers, including Henry O. Morris, radical labor journalist, see, e.g., Hellraisers Journal: Tear-stained Women...Besieged the ...
by Galtisalie
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 07:23 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
In 1895, Eugene V. Debs -- the patriotic labor leader, socialist, and five-time presidential candidate -- observed: "There is something wrong in this country; the judicial nets are so adjusted as ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 02:47 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
Peter Dreir, Clapp Distinquished Professor of Politics, at Occidental College, and author of Social Justice Hall of Fame , pens a poignant call for a more even application of justice in his highly ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 01:04 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Isn't it high time to amend or repeal the Espionage Act of 1917 so that it can't be used to charge whistle-blowers or journalists with "aiding the enemy"?
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 01:13 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka isn't shying away from the hard facts of how effective the corporate war on unions has been. "To be blunt, our basic ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 68 comments on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:56 AM PST with 74 Recommends
The wisdom has always been there, in every generation. A friend turned me on to this incredible account of a "community organizer" from another era, Eugene Debs. This man was put in prison for 10 ...
by liquidstoke
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 02:25 PM PST with 27 Recommends
One century ago today, former President Teddy Roosevelt accepted the presidential nomination of the Progressive Party, popularly known as the “Bull Moose Party.” His electrifying acceptance ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 06:39 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Despair, anger, helplessness. I confess I have felt all of those emotions, not only over the past few weeks, but ever since Al Gore conceded defeat in the 2000 election after the Supreme Court ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 134 comments on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 05:45 AM PDT with 308 Recommends
Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that ...
by greywolfe359
Comment Count 36 comments on Sat Mar 26, 2011 at 03:48 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
I've been accused of specializing in oversimplification. And of ranting. So be it. This is probably a prime example of those twin failings. Yesterday, Bernie Sanders spoke in the Senate for 8 1/2 ...
by davidseth
Comment Count 461 comments on Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 06:22 PM PST with 455 Recommends
What is the ultimate defeat? Trust me, it is not losing an election to a bunch of ignorant right wing Tea Party know nothings. It is not a nation descending into political madness and gridlock.
by Steven D
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 08:23 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Three Days to Revolution By David Glenn Cox Rage is born of desperation; it is incubated and nurtured by ignorance and neglect. It’s fathered by the unfeeling and uncaring, the safe and ...
by Daveparts
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 09:02 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
The Space Between By David Glenn Cox And that’s the story of how I was banned at Democratic Underground! The day when someone decides which ideas are loyal and which ideas are ...
by Daveparts
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 09:01 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
This ring on my finger. What is it? What does it mean? Opponents of gay marriage always talk about preserving the sanctity of marriage. But marriage is now a thing that’s about privilege ...
by the disinfector
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 05:58 AM PST with 7 Recommends
That's the question. There is no Socialist, Communist or Labor Party in the United States. Those parties are what pass for left in other countries, and every country that allows them has them. ...
by Danjuma
Comment Count 166 comments on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 06:47 PM PST with 30 Recommends
On November 2, 1920, something happened that had never happened before in history and is never likely to happen again: a federal prisoner received nearly 1 million write-in votes for president, ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2008 at 02:31 PM PST with 58 Recommends
I am thinking this morning of the men in the mills and the factories; of the men in the mines and on the railroads. I am thinking of the women who for a paltry wage are compelled to work out ...
by redsmear1
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 02:33 PM PDT with 22 Recommends