Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: grassroots

Obama privately indicated leading ‘Stop-Bernie Campaign’

According to Politico, the Democratic establishment is counting on Obama to stop Trump and, perhaps, stave off Bernie as well.

On the road from protest to power: A rising tide

The “political establishment” is going to have a much harder time using its financial and institutional muscle to relegate this new generation of thoughtful, strategic and energized grassroots candidates.

National Liberal Groups to Push ‘Record’ Number of 2016 Ballot Measures

This year, national liberal groups are pushing ballot measures to tackle issues, such as gun control, marijuana legalization and increasing the minimum wage, that prove popular in polls but that politicians have generally avoided.

An Exciting Democracy Movement Arises in Chicago

“Reclaim Chicago,” a progressive, people-led democratic coalition, are attempting to reclaim their city. Corporate elites and corrupt politicians better beware of the power of thousands of grassroots Chicagoans.

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Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

A school choice nightmare: Families getting government funding to switch from public to private...

The harrowing story of a Maine family shows the potential perils families face when they transfer to privately run schools that are less subject to government oversight.

How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

GOP readies ‘shameful’ vote to oust Omar from House Committee

"The GOP is riddled with white nationalists and antisemites. It is infuriating and absurd that they are trying to distract from the bigoted hatred in their own party by attacking a progressive woman of color."

City trees save lives, first-of-its-kind study finds

Planting trees has additional benefits for communities beyond keeping cities cool, such as reducing air pollution and boosting mental health.