The New 'Pop Nat' Authoritarianism

Sanders and Class Struggle in the Democratic Party

The Real News Network, May 19, 2016.

View or read a fascinating discussion of the growing class conflict between Bernie's supporters and Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC.   Read more »

Chuy, the CTU and Madigan: Did Chicago’s movement for political independence get coopted?

“If you don't have a strategy, you're part of someone else's strategy.”  ― Alvin Toffler  Read more »

Donna Smith: On Tom Hayden's Switch to Hillary

Editor's Note:  In a recent issue of the Nation, PDA Advisory Board member Tom Hayden has come out in support of Hillary Clinton for president.  Donna Smith, PDA's Executive Director responds.

Getting Down to What Drives Us to Support Bernie  Read more »

GMOs Safe to Eat, Says Research Group That Takes Millions From Monsanto

Wednesday, May 18, 2016  at Common Dreams,  by Nadia Prupis, staff writer

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Senator Cullerton Blocks Action on Elected School Board

Take Action Now!

Chicago voters in all 37 wards where the issue was on the ballot overwhelmingly supported (80% to 90%) an elected school board.    Read more »

Bernie, Create a Tea Party of the Left Within the Democratic Party Now--Rabbi Lerner

(Here's an important message from Rabbi Lerner of Tikkum magazine about Bernie Sanders and the next steps for his political revolution.  Please let us know your thoughts about Rabbi Lerner's proposal.)

By   Tikkun  Read more »

A Love Letter to Bernie

 Let's make a commitment to long-term grassroots organizing for fundamental change (and a political revolution)

Dear Bernie,

We are amongst the millions of donors and hundreds of thousands of activists who have pushed your campaign forward against seemingly unbeatable odds. What can we say? We love you.   Read more »

My Frustrating Day as an NYC Poll Worker


Late-arriving staff, broken equipment and affidavit ballots that may not be counted

By Nancy Wolfe at the Indypendent, April 21, 2016  Read more »