UC Professor Arlie Hochschild discusses her new book, “Strangers in their Own Land: The Emotional Roots of the Tea Party and Trump Phenomenon“. Potluck begins at 6:15pm; meeting begins at 6:45pm. Read the New Yorker review.
Even though Bernie Sanders did not win the Democratic nomination, there is still work for progressives like us to undertake this election cycle. Read about what you can do here.
Bernie Sanders calls this the most progressive Democratic platform in history. Read about it here.
Wellstone played a key role in stopping coal trains. Download the resolution here.
The growth of economic inequality in the United States and most of the developed world since the early 1980’s is not an anomaly or a reversible blip, but the result of the imposition of policies guided by the ideology of unregulated free markets, lower taxes, particularly for the rich, and trickle-down economics. This world view, held by the economic and political elites, has dominated United States economic policy over the last three decades. It focuses on dismantling the legacy of the New Deal, which helped lead us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s and into the sustained growth periods of the 1950s and 1960s.
Black Lives Matter Wellstone Club Resolution to the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee Wednesday, Feb 4 7PM, San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Ave Whereas: On Black Friday, November 28, 2014, in response to a call to action from the Black community of Ferguson, MO, a team of 14 members of the #BlackLivesMatter network, dubbed the Black Friday 14, joined hundreds of thousands of others nationwide using civil disobedience to protest a discriminatory pattern of police and vigilante violence that has taken too many Black lives — including, most recently, the lives of Michael Brown, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Antonio Martin, and Eric Garner; and Whereas: Instead of citing and releasing protesters, or charging them with the same minor […]