DNC Drafting Committee Votes Against Single Payer


On Friday June 24, the Democratic Party’s Platform Drafting Committee rejected an amendment that would have committed the Party to fight for Medicare for All, by a 7-to-6 vote. The vote is a slap in the face to the 81% of Democrats who support Medicare for All.  Read more »

Carlos Ramirez Rosa: The Way Forward for Progressives in Illinois

If No Significant Concessions at Dem. Convention, There Will be Civil Disobedience Inside and Out, Carlos Rosa

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This Is What A Deportation Raid Is Like

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Bernstein: The White House Is Terrified the Clinton Campaign "Is In Freefall"

The White House delivers another message via Carl Bernstein  Read more »

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

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