Polls show that 60% of people in the U.S. voiced the need for a third party. Millions more mobilized by Sanders are now turning away from the Democratic Party and are open to new possibilities. Another poll of young people showed two-thirds were open to socialist ideas.
Since Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton, the Green Party’s Jill Stein has seen a rise in popularity. Stein’s political program represents many of the major reforms that Sanders fought for. But her program goes beyond Sanders in some ways, essentially addressing left-wing Democrats and those who have shunned the “undemocratic” party.
It’s likely that millions will vote for a progressive third party this year. No doubt, a progressive third party would be a historic step forward for the class struggle in the U.S. Many other third-party campaigns have been popular in the past, yet often their long-term vision of revolutionary change has been limited.
We believe that we need a revolution — a transformation of the economy, the political system, and all of society, where workers and communities control their future. While building an electoral third party is helpful, building a revolutionary organization, working with broad social movements and guided by a clear perspective to bring on that revolution, is fundamentally more powerful.
Why has nobody been talking about the fact that Puerto Rico was going to be fumigated by the United States government using an unregistered pesticide called Naled which is extremely toxic insecticide, particularly to pregnant women, in order to “combat the zika virus”? If it weren’t for the protests in front of the island’s Capitol building and the governor agreeing to deny the use of it, the chemical would’ve been spread all over Puerto Rico.
Why should we let the U.S. Government continue using us as guinea pigs for their science experiments? We’ve been abused for way too long, and all Puerto Ricans should stay woke 👀 they’re still after us
After activists protesting the death of Philando Castile left the governor’s mansion in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday night, they marched through the city down Lexington Parkway and then onto the highway, across all eight lanes of traffic. There, some of them sat down, a provocative gesture of civil disobedience in the face of rushing commerce.
They were occupying a highway that, a half-century ago, was constructed at the expense of St. Paul’s historically black community. Interstate 94, like urban highways throughout the country, was built by erasing what had been black homes, dispersing their residents, severing their neighborhoods and separating them from whites who would pass through at high speed.
That history lends highways a dual significance as activists in many cities rally against unequal treatment of blacks: As scenes of protest, they are part of the oppression — if also the most disruptive places to call attention to it.
“We oppose THAAD with our lives!” shouted thousands of angry south Korean farmers during a July 13 protest. The demonstration followed Washington’s July 8 announcement that it would deploy the anti-ballistic Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the protesters’ county of Seongju by 2017.
Daily anti-THAAD protests have continued around the country. Local leaders in Seongju started a hunger strike and cut their fingers to write the words of the chant in their own blood. Some are refusing to send their children to school. The farmers vowed not to lose the land of their ancestors to THAAD.
Brooklyn, NYC: Justice for Sandra Bland and other Black Women Killed by Police, July 13, 2016.
More than 700 people gathered in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and marched to honor the lives of Sandra Bland and other Black women killed by the police on the anniversary of Sandra Bland’s death. Family members of Kyam Livingston and Shantel Davis called for justice, and the people took over Flatbush Avenue and marched in their name.
A lot of dirty tricks are being played by Hillary, the establishment Republicans, and globalist goons such as George Soros. He funds many of the leftist protestors including the young people who mindlessly attack Trump because he’s not polticially correct. Fortunately, there are also a lot of young people out there who support Trump. He could be the last, best hope to stop the tyranny that is the New World Order.