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Good Reads for February 2019
Good links for February 2019.
DSA’s Decision Path If Bernie Announces A Candidacy
A message from the National Director outlines what DSA's response(s) can be and the path currently planned if Sen Sanders announces another run for the presidency.
Political Events Around Assembly Session Sketch a Divided Debate
As political Maryland swings into another General Assembly session where Democrats face a second-term GOP governor, the shape of things political in a divided state is sketched by a variety of examples.
Change the Name!
The next big battle to persuade the local NFL owner to Change the Name – the racist name of the football team – will be fought in Montgomery County, and it may represent a tipping point.
The Trump Shutdown: Fed-Bashing With a Purpose
Bill Mosley examines the right wing's longstanding rationale behind the late, great and once and future (?) Shutdown – further eroding public confidence and trust in government.
Another World is Still Possible
Socialist or Marxist political economy is necessary but not sufficient in itself to advance a vision of 21st Century socialism.
How Capitalist Agribusiness Enables Climate Crisis
Don’t look now, but what we all buy and consume in the way of food – combined with how corporate agribusiness shapes how most people eat – is helping to create climate catastrophe.
"Warlike, and capable of anything" -- the US-backed coup in Venezuela
Guaido represents the latest in a long, well, caravan of American-backed puppets seeking to smash the independence movements of Latin America in general, and the social democratic reforms of the Chavez era in particular.
W.E.B. DuBois: " [T]oday in America we can abolish poverty by reason and the intelligent use of the ballot"