80% of US Voters Across Party Lines Support Expanding Social Security / by Jessica Corbett

Activists participate in a rally urging the expansion of Social Security benefits in front of the White House on July 13, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Originally published in Common Dreams “With Republicans threatening to cut benefits—and worse, eliminate the program entirely—Dems need to make clear they’re fighting to protect and expandContinue reading “80% of US Voters Across Party Lines Support Expanding Social Security / by Jessica Corbett”

Opinion: To Win a Political Revolution, We Need a New Mass Organization / by Jeremy Gong and Nick French

Since Bernie Sanders’s defeat in 2020 and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US left has been largely disorganized. The time is ripe for Bernie and the Squad to create a new mass organization to confront today’s crises. It’s hard for leftists in the United States to find much to celebrate these days. AfterContinue reading “Opinion: To Win a Political Revolution, We Need a New Mass Organization / by Jeremy Gong and Nick French”

Imperialism and socialism will not mix / by John Case

The popularity of socialism has skyrocketed since Bernie Sanders’ historic campaigns for president gave voice to the outrage, desolation, and pain caused by the dramatic and unrelieved rise in U.S. inequality over the past half century. This trend now spans three generations. It has been accompanied, with few exceptions, by rising political dysfunction, volatility, andContinue reading “Imperialism and socialism will not mix / by John Case”

Survey Shows US Voters Want Congress to Expand—Not Cut or Privatize—Social Security / by Kenny Stancil

Activists participate in a rally urging the expansion of Social Security benefits in front of the White House on July 13, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) 83% of likely voters support Democratic proposals to expand Social Security benefits while just 7% support GOP plans to end the program in five years, givingContinue reading “Survey Shows US Voters Want Congress to Expand—Not Cut or Privatize—Social Security / by Kenny Stancil”

Sanders Joins Chorus Demanding Rejection of Amazon’s One Medical Purchase / by Kenny Stancil

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at a rally in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2021. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) “The function of a rational healthcare system is to provide quality care to all in a cost-effective way, not make billionaires like Jeff Bezos even richer,” said the Vermont senator. Sen. Bernie Sanders on ThursdayContinue reading “Sanders Joins Chorus Demanding Rejection of Amazon’s One Medical Purchase / by Kenny Stancil”

Sanders Intros Revival of 95% Windfall Profits Tax From WWII to Curb Corporate Greed / by Jessica Corbett

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to striking Kellogg’s workers in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan, on December 17, 2021. (Photo: Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images) “We cannot allow big oil companies and other large, profitable corporations to continue to use the war in Ukraine, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the specter of inflation to make obscene profitsContinue reading “Sanders Intros Revival of 95% Windfall Profits Tax From WWII to Curb Corporate Greed / by Jessica Corbett”

Sanders hits big oil for using invasion to price gouge Americans / by John Wojcik

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Andrew Harnik/AP Up until now Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has been one of the few in the Senate who has refused to accept the idea that the war in Ukraine is reason to accept the increased prices foisted on Americans by the big oil companies. “We can no longerContinue reading “Sanders hits big oil for using invasion to price gouge Americans / by John Wojcik”