2014 Mid-Term Elections, Latino Voters, and Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration

By Labor Fightback Network Last September, one week after President Obama announced that he was postponing until after the mid-term elections his long-promised decision to protect 11 million undocumented immigrants from deportation by executive action, Latino activists across the country were furious. (Administration spokespersons explained that the president did not want the issue of immigrationContinue reading “2014 Mid-Term Elections, Latino Voters, and Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration”

Just How Progressive Are the Democratic Party ‘Progressives’?

(Black Agenda Report) AOC’s Tweet to John McCain (Following are excerpts from an article by Danny Haiphong that was published in the Sept. 12, 2018, issue of Black Agenda Report. The full article can be accessed at http://www.blackagendareport.com.) It should be all too clear by now that the “Resistance” to Donald Trump within the U.S.Continue reading “Just How Progressive Are the Democratic Party ‘Progressives’?”

Labor Must Break with the Strategy of “Shared Sacrifice” …

… To Build an Independent Labor Movement By ALAN BENJAMIN (Editorial Board, The Organizer) [Note: Following is a slightly edited version of the presentation delivered by Alan Benjamin to the opening session of the Labor Fightback Conference on Saturday, May 11, 2012, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.] On May 20, 2011, AFL-CIOContinue reading “Labor Must Break with the Strategy of “Shared Sacrifice” …”

Lessons of the 2014 Mid-Term Elections

THE 2014 MID-TERM ELECTIONS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENT WORKING CLASS POLITICAL ACTION By ALAN BENJAMIN (Editorial Board, The Organizer) The November 2014 mid-term elections were not just one more case of the voters’ rejecting the twin parties of Big Business: the Democrats and Republicans. What took place on November 4 was a rout ofContinue reading “Lessons of the 2014 Mid-Term Elections”

Needed: An Independent Labor Movement With Its Own Political Party

by Labor Fightback Network (The following has been excerpted from a statement written by now-departed Labor Fightback Network founder Jerry Gordon that was adopted in August 2016 by the Steering Committee of the LFN.) As has long been the pattern of labor politics — with a growing number of dissenters among a number of unionsContinue reading “Needed: An Independent Labor Movement With Its Own Political Party”

2018 Mid-Term Elections: Corporate Democrats Versus the Monster They Empowered (excerpts)

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report The November 6 [2018] midterm elections put Democrats back in control of the U.S. House while strengthening the Republican hold on the Senate. … Although the GOP remains a minority party — Democrats outpolled them in House races by 7 percent to 9 percent — white supremacists remain theContinue reading “2018 Mid-Term Elections: Corporate Democrats Versus the Monster They Empowered (excerpts)”

Electing a Moderate or Leftist Democrat Won’t Save Planet Earth

(excerpted from longer piece published in LA Progressive on August 28, 2019) By JIM LAFFERTY The debate within the Democratic Party, and among Americans opposing the re-election of Donald Trump, over whether the party should nominate a candidate from the “moderate wing” or the “liberal wing” of the party, misses the much more critical debateContinue reading “Electing a Moderate or Leftist Democrat Won’t Save Planet Earth”

Millie Phillips Speech to Labor Fightback Network Conference

(Speech delivered in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 22, 2017. Phillips is a member of the Editorial Board of The Organizer) It’s an honor to represent Labor Fightback Network this evening. And it’s wonderful to see so many people here. What a strange time we are living in.  On one hand is a blatantly open andContinue reading “Millie Phillips Speech to Labor Fightback Network Conference”

Independent Mass Action Needed to Defend Abortion Rights!

By Mya Shone, member, Editorial Board, The Organizer More than a dozen abortion cases are winding their way through federal courts, including some that could threaten Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that characterized a woman’s right to choose abortion as “fundamental.” The anticipated trigger is expected to be “heartbeat” bills passed by states toContinue reading “Independent Mass Action Needed to Defend Abortion Rights!”