Category Archives: Electoral Strategy

Savor The Victory, Get Right To Work

All summer and fall, Black trade unionists in New Jersey signed up new voters on streetcorners, in churches and in union meetings, at registration tables hung with posters reading “After All We Have Been Through…How DARE You NOT VOTE.” That … Continue reading

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The Left’s Role in Engaging in the Elections and Defending the Vote

The Elections Arena: Wake up and Smell the Masses   In this presidential election, voters will turn out in record numbers. Pennsylvania has reached a high of 8.6 million registered voters, and the Indiana voter rolls show more than 470,000 new … Continue reading

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The Rev. Wright – Barack Obama Controversy

The revelations of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's remarks have unleashed a reactionary backlash that has many (virtually entirely white) people scornfully denouncing Rev. Wright as a racist, even though he is African American. This reaction has been used to reframe our … Continue reading

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Doing Elections

Some recent controversy in connection with the statement on the US Presidential elections by Jamala Rogers posted on the FRSO website, along with a odd exchange that accompanied a piece that I wrote at The Black Commentator on the now-halted … Continue reading

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The 2008 Electoral Dilemma

Every four years the Left finds itself in roughly the same situation. Having paid little sustained attention to building a progressive, mass, relevant electoral initiative, the Left is confronted with Presidential campaigns that are presented to it rather than campaigns … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Venezuelan Election

Commentary by the National Executive Committee of FRSO/OSCL We have now had some days to digest the results of the Venezuelan election, and our committee would like to offer several thoughts as part of the larger movement summation of this … Continue reading

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Reflections on the November Elections

Though many activists on the Left, including those who want nothing to do with the Democratic Party, were thrilled that the Republicans were trounced on November 7th, it is critical that we think through the implications of what unfolded. The … Continue reading

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