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The “We Can” Moment in Vijayawada, South India

A guest post by Vijaya Kumar Marla

 

 Kanhaiya Kumar, President of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union. 

Usually any charged atmosphere with a large number of people can metamorphose in to a frenzy and mob violence. 1,926 more words

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I was wrong on the Cochranites in 1971--dead wrong

In my article on “Why does the left suck so badly”, I referred to the Cochranites—a group organized as the Socialist Union that published a magazine from 1954 to 1959 called the American Socialist. 1,714 more words

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Why does 'the left' suck so badly?

This week a person I have had some contact with as a result of my participation in Yves Smith’s Naked Capitalism website posed this question to me: “Why does ‘the left’ suck so badly?” 2,709 more words

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The Lives of American Communists After Communism

COUNTERPUNCH JULY 10, 2015

The Lives of American Communists After Communism

by LOUIS PROYECT

When history moved beyond the Cold War, it became possible for historians to develop a more nuanced understanding of the role of the Communist Party in American society. 665 more words

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Call for Papers: Toward a Mass Party, Bernie Sanders

How will we achieve a mass socialist party, or mass left party, in the USA?  If we have a special opportunity to do so in this specific era, how will we manifest those possibilities? 187 more words

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A report on The Future of Left/Independent Electoral Action in the United States conference

Two time Mayor of Richmond and member of he North Star Network in the early 80s

For those of us involved with the North Star project, last weekend’s conference on “The Future of Left/Independent Electoral Action in the United States” could only be seen as an important step forward for left unity. 111 more words

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