Category Archives: New Left

Dandelion Salad: Ellen Brown- ‘Funding A U.S. Green Deal Without Raising Taxes’

Source:The New Democrat From Ellen Brown: “As alarm bells sound over the advancing destruction of the environment, a variety of Green New Deal proposals have appeared in the US and Europe, along with some interesting academic debates about how to … Continue reading

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The Globalist: Richard Phillips- ‘Enter Alexandria O. Cortez, Socialist’

Source:The New Democrat  “The word “socialist” is suddenly gaining currency in American politics. After decades of laying dormant, the term briefly reared its ugly head in Bernie Sanders’ run for the US presidency in 2016. But it quickly disappeared when … Continue reading

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The Daily Beast: Opinion- Michael Tomasky: ‘A 70% Percent Tax Rate Isn’t Radical- Alexandria O. Cortez Has It Just Right’

Source:The New Democrat What Michael Tomasky failed to mention here ( and perhaps intentionally ) is that back in the 1950s and 70s when we had high tax rates of 70 and 91%, no one especially the rich were actually … Continue reading

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TruthDig: Opinion- Scott Tucker: David McReynolds- Pacifist and Socialist, 1929-2018

Source: The New Democrat People talk about Democratic Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, ( still but not for long the only self-described Socialist member of Congress ) as far as where his politics come from and the people and movements that … Continue reading

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Salon: Timothy Denevi- Hunter S. Thompson in Chicago, 1968: ‘The Battle For The Democratic Party’s Soul’

Source: The New Democrat If 1967 was the summer of love, then 1968 was the summer of discontentment, revolution, upheaval, whatever other big words that you prefer to voice a national unhappiness with the country and how things were going. … Continue reading

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Sam Harris: Waking Up With Sam Harris- Mark Lilla: What Happened To Leftism

Source: The New Democrat It sort of pains me to say this (ha, ha) but this is an area where I agree with right-wing talk show host and writer Dennis Prager. He separates liberalism with what he calls leftism. Leftism … Continue reading

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Bill Ayers: Notes On Violence

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus If you look at leftist social-democratic and counter-cultural movements from the 1960s and today, you have three different movements on the Left in America. The Martin L. King civil rights … Continue reading

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TruthDig: Opinion- Chris Hedges: How ANTIFA Mirrors The Alt-Right

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Dr. Martin L. King has a lot of beautiful and famous quotes as most of us know. And he has this one quote on violence that goes like this. “Hate … Continue reading

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TruthOut: Richard Wolff- Varney & Company: Richard Wolff Debates Stuart Varney on Socialism

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat If Richard Wolff was truly an Marxist he would be calling for the elimination of private wealth and ownership all together. Since Communists at least in the Marxist and Leninist … Continue reading

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TruthDig: Natasha Hakimi Zapata- Economist Richard Wolff’s Take on Conservative, Liberal, Socialists, & Communists

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat “The renowned Marxist professor offers his understanding of the meanings of words commonly used to describe “ways of organizing political life in a community.” – 2017/07/12” I agree and disagree … Continue reading

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