Tag Archives: Progressive Movement

Scott Squires :
METRO | Sustainability as solidarity

Imagining a new eco-political ideology for the American Left. By Scott Squires | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2016 AUSTIN — In the middle of a sweaty crowd blocking traffic on the Congress Street Bridge Wednesday night, November 9, … finish reading Scott Squires :
METRO | Sustainability as solidarity

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Harry Targ :
Do we all need a Moral Monday movement?

The burgeoning Moral Monday ‘fusion movement,’ with roots in North Carolina, has spread throughout the South, and states like Indiana may be next in line. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2014 The emergence of Moral … finish reading Harry Targ :
Do we all need a Moral Monday movement?

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Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood :
Working for a realistic left politics in Texas

To our friends outside Texas, we ask: Is it really so much better where you live? Where in mainstream politics in the United States is there much sanity? By Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood | The Rag Blog | February … finish reading Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood :
Working for a realistic left politics in Texas

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Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

In the words of Pete Seeger, “Though it’s darkest before the dawn, These thoughts keep us moving on…” By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [This essay by Harry Targ first appeared at The Rag Blog … finish reading Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

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Tom Hayden : Becoming Two Countries in 2014

Becoming two countries. Image from Shutterstock / sojourners. The war for America: Becoming two countries in 2014 Joined by a right-wing Roberts Supreme Court and funded by the likes of the Koch brothers, the Right is consolidating its power on … finish reading Tom Hayden : Becoming Two Countries in 2014

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Bob Wing : The Battlelines Are Drawn in the South

Demonstrator at Moral Monday protest, Raleigh, N.C. Image from newsobserver.com. The battlelines are drawn:Right-wing neo-secession or a third Reconstruction? In this war for the heart and soul of the U.S., the battle for the South stands front and center. By … finish reading Bob Wing : The Battlelines Are Drawn in the South

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Harry Targ : Human Sustainability and the Living Wage

Image from This Magazine The jobs/income problem:How do we sustain human life? Given the vision that animates the progressive majority and the need to build broad coalitions, rebuilding living wage campaigns could be an important part of its organizing future. … finish reading Harry Targ : Human Sustainability and the Living Wage

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Harry Targ : Advancing a Progressive Coalition

Obama inauguration: mobilizing the progressive coalition. Photo by Win McNamee / Getty ImagesAdvancing a progressive coalition In his second inaugural address, the President clearly articulated a progressive agenda for the next four years that we on the left should organize … finish reading Harry Targ : Advancing a Progressive Coalition

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Bill Fletcher, Jr. : ‘Flip the Script’: Jobs over Deficits

Image from The Fiscal Times.The Republican lock on Congressmeans a strategy for the cities If we are to fight it out on the economy, this will not happen in the Republican Congressional Districts. It is a fight that we will … finish reading Bill Fletcher, Jr. : ‘Flip the Script’: Jobs over Deficits

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Harry Targ : The Two Faces of the 2012 Elections

Tea Party favorite Mike Pence is the new governor of Indiana. Photo by Darron Cummings / AP.Electoral contradictions:The progressive majority andthe reactionary state governments Challenges to a progressive future do not come just from Washington, Wall Street, or the Pentagon. … finish reading Harry Targ : The Two Faces of the 2012 Elections

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Tom Hayden : Sticking It to Wall Street

The fallen bull. Image from Tumblr.A legacy of Occupy: Sticking it to Wall Street The Occupy movement energized a vanguard of voters to become more populist in their demands. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | November 15, 2012 … finish reading Tom Hayden : Sticking It to Wall Street

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ELECTION 2012 / Harry Targ : ‘Vote Today, Organize Tomorrow’

Graphic by Favianna Rodriguez / favianna.com.Assessing the election: ‘Vote today, organize tomorrow’ In the months ahead, progressive forces need to reexamine the history of social change in America, conceptualizing movement possibilities everywhere… By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Harry Targ : ‘Vote Today, Organize Tomorrow’

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