Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bernie Sanders for President 2016 ?

Even though Hillary Clinton is expected to be the inevitable Democratic nominee for President if (when) she throws her hat in the ring, many progressives and democratic socialists are pushing for Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progressive/left/socialist senator from Vermont to run, either in the Democratic Primary against Hillary Clinton to challenge her from the democratic left, or as an independent.  There are good arguments for either path, but it all depends on Bernie Sanders, who seems to interested in running...

Bernie Sanders: ‘I Am Prepared to Run for President of the United States’ | The Nation

Bernie Sanders: I Would Be A Better President than Hillary Clinton

Are Progressives Ready for "Political Revolution" with Bernie? Common Dreams

DSA/Labor Activist Bill Fletcher argues that if Sanders does run, he should run in the Democratic Primary  To the Point

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has launched it's own petition to urge Sanders to run

Draft Bernie Sanders Petition

And there is a Draft Bernie Facebook group

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Martin Luther King, Socialism and Economic Justice

As the U.S. celebrates the MLK holiday Jan. 20, we need to remember that Dr. King's dream was not just about racial equality, but economic and social justice for all.  He is probably the best articulator of democratic socialism in modern U.S. history.

Martin Luther King and Economic Justice 

Martin Luther King, Economic Justice, Workers' Rights and Multiracial Democracy 

The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV (FAIR)

Dr. King's Nightmare 

How would MLK view the Forbes 400 controlling as much wealth as our entire African-American population of about 41 million people? Could that state of affairs co-exist with his dream?

State of the Dream -2014 (United for a Fair Economy)

Restoring King (Jacobin)

4 Ways Martin Luther King Was More Radical Than You Thought (Alternet)

The Radical MLK We Need Today  (Salon)