Bill Fletcher, Jr., is a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, the immediate past president of TransAfricaForum and co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice (University of California Press), which examines the crisis of organized labor in the USA.
*+-Bill Fletcher Jr.: Malcolm X’s transformation cannot be understood outside of a recognition that his adoption of a belief system and a commitment to something larger than himself involved a dedication to the building of organization.
*+-Bill Fletcher Jr.: Progressive candidates need to make the McCutcheon decision their battle cry and use it to demonstrate the extent to which the 1% is moving at breakneck pace to derail any pretense of democracy.
*+-Bill Fletcher, Jr.: If the political Left were a stronger force in US society, we might actually be talking about contending for power. But at present the alternative systems tend to be arising on the political Right and are deeply authoritarian and racist.
*+-Bill Fletcher Jr.: The massacre must be condemned. The Egyptian military is further discrediting itself. A political solution must be found and it is likely that at least some wing of the Islamists will need to be included in that political solution.
*+-Bill Fletcher, Jr: The bottom line is that the USA needs to keep its hands off of Assata, and while so doing, get on with the business of normalizing relations with Cuba rather than playing Cold War games.
*+-Bill Fletcher: For right-wing populists and for too many of our own people, it is easier to blame the immigrant for our suffering than to recognize that capitalism will use whoever it can to weaken the power of working people.
*+-Bill Fletcher: Just when you thought that you had heard enough ignorance, Rick Santorum opens his mouth. In a speech this past week he announced that given the obesity problem in the USA there was no longer a great need for food stamps.
-+*Treva Brandon Scharf: Can’t afford a gym membership? Get bored easily by exercise? Don’t want to run into your ex at Equinox? No problem! There’s always the great outdoors – otherwise known as your local park.
-+*Walter Moss: There is little chance that any Republican nominee will put dealing with climate change at the center of his/her agenda, but we progressives should insure that at least the Democratic nominee does.