Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:52
Chicago's Municipal Election is six months away (Feb 24), but already it's shaping up as a battle royal with strong challenges to Rahm's corporate kleptocracy being mounted by solid progressive left candidates.
In the 33rd ward progressive challenger Tim Meegan is mounting a serious campaign again the incumbent, Dick Mell's daughter Debra, who got her aldermanic seat the old fashioned way, appointment by the mayor. Dang those pesky elections. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:04
Chicago Municipal Election are six months away (Feb 24) but already it's shaping up as a battle royal with strong challenges to Rahm's corporate kleptocracy being mounted by solid progressive left candidates. Here is an interview with one challenger, Jorge Mujica. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:59
By Bill Bianchi, PDA-Chicago
A Populist Moment Needs a Long Term Strategy
In his set-up piece to the Nation's recent print forum, Progressive Strategies in a Populist Moment, Robert Borosage, president of the Institute for America's Future, says we're living in a populist moment in great need of strategies to gain real power so we can make our economy “work for the majority, not just the few."
Submitted by arlenegloria on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:36
Walk on the Water
By Charles Pierce, Esquire Magazine, July 18, 2014
DETROIT -- The march began at Washington and Larned, just down the block from Cobo Hall, where the Netroots Nation hootenanny was being held. There were nurses, and retired steelworkers with looted pensions, and guys dressed up like Robin Hood.