The Left Must Hit the Streets Again—Right Now 

Enough about Donald Trump: The opportunity to plan beyond him is among the most important privileges the Democratic Party and the country won last week. Unless Democrats sweep the Georgia runoffs in January, President-elect Joe Biden will take office with a divided Congress and beset by existential crises on all sides. Having won a general election dominated almost entirely by matters of character and general competence, Biden is substantively short of where he ought to be on the issues that defined the Democratic primary and are likely to define the next decade or more of American life.

Source: The Left Must Hit the Streets Again—Right Now | Portside

Cornel West: ‘Neo-fascist gangster’ Trump and neoliberal Democrats expose America as ‘failed social experiment’ 

Harvard University philosophy professor Dr. Cornell West appeared on CNN Friday night amid nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota and offered a searing indictment not just of white supremacy, the neo-fascism of President Donald Trump, and a criminal jus

Source: Cornel West: ‘Neo-fascist gangster’ Trump and neoliberal Democrats expose America as ‘failed social experiment’ – Alternet.org

Trump, Democrats and the Lumpenproletariat Problem 

The American Democratic Party has a problem with white working-class America–they lost them, or at least large segments of them to Donald Trump’s Republican Party.  Policy reasons may explain part of this.  But a better explanation may be that these voters fit the description of what Karl Marx used to call the Lumpenproletariat–reactionary working class opposed to revolution or at least progressive politics.  Understanding who these individuals are may be critical to Democrats winning in 2020. More

Source: Trump, Democrats and the Lumpenproletariat Problem – CounterPunch.org

Trump’s shameless disinformation puts Democrats in a bind — and could trigger the unraveling of civil society 

As 2020 nears, disinformation—intentionally false political propaganda—is increasing and getting nastier. Central to this disturbing trend is President Trump, whose re-election campaign and allies revel in mixing selected truths, half-truths, knowing distortions and outright lies, especially with me

Source: Trump’s shameless disinformation puts Democrats in a bind — and could trigger the unraveling of civil society – Alternet.org