Progressivism = Communism
So sayeth Sam Webb, National Chairman of the Communist Party USA, and one of Obama’s biggest boosters.
Slightly over a year ago, the American people elected a young African American to the presidency and increased the Democratic majority in the Congress. President Obama’s victory represented a repudiation of right-wing ideology, politics and economics and a setback for neoliberalism in both its conservative and liberal skins.
This victory was a long time in coming. When it finally happened it did so not only because of the brilliance of the candidate, but also due to the broad shoulders of a people’s coalition.
The swing in the political pendulum ushered in the possibility of a new era. After 30 years of right-wing dominance, the balance of political power tilted once again in a progressive direction.
Though that tilt wasn’t far enough for a people’s agenda to be easily enacted, political advantage did shift, and that’s no small accomplishment.
Perhaps it is obvious, but if McCain and Palin had been elected, a public option would not be in the center of the conversation — in fact, health care reform wouldn’t even be on the agenda. The Employee Free Choice Act would be off labor’s wish list. The stimulus package would be far smaller and unemployment much higher. There would not be a Puerto Rican woman on the Supreme Court. Our government would be actively supporting the coup regime in Honduras, and relations with Cuba would be frozen or worse. Legislation extending hate crimes to include anti-gay violence would still be on the “to do” list. And not a word would have been mentioned about the abolition of nuclear weapons.
In short, President Obama’s election has made a difference, and the progressive movement has space to dream again. There are limits and obstacles to be sure, but what should frame our outlook are hope and possibility.
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Eighty-three members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) belong to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
Is your congress-critter one of them? ***UPDATED 2/10/13**
Marxist — socialist — progressive — communist — it’s all the same thing. Remember what Lenin said about socialism — “The goal of socialism is communism.”
Van Jones a self-avowed Communist; Resigned after being exposed as radical.
Carl Browner: International Socialist with connections to the Sustainable World Society.
***Congressional Progressive Caucus: Prior sponsorship by the Democratic Socialists of America until outed.
The CPC is committed to helping progressives, both inside and outside of Congress, work together more effectively, in order to bring all of us closer to making good on The Progressive Promise.
Below is a series of links to sites with the progressive political arena — from think tanks to advocacy organizations to associations and media.
Americans for Democratic Action
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
Campaign for America’s Future
Center For American Progress
Center for Progressive Leadership
Common Dreams News Center
Hip Hop Caucus
In These Times
Institute for Policy Studies
League of United Latin American Citizens [LULAC]
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Council of LaRaza
Progressive Democrats of America
Public Interest Research Groups
Rainbow Push Coalition
Budget and Taxes
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
Citizens for Tax Justice
Civil and Human Rights
Alliance for Justice
American Civil Liberties Union
American Library Association
Child Labor Education and Action Project
Human Rights Campaign
Human Rights Watch
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
People for the American Way
Southern Poverty Law Center
Elections and Voting
Center for Voting and Democracy
Environment and Energy
Friends of the Earth
Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Center for International Policy
Foreign Policy in Focus
Housing and Hunger
Labor and Economics
Center for Law and Social Policy
Dollars and Sense
Economic Policy Institute
Financial Markets Center
Free the Children
Jobs with Justice
National Jobs for All Coalition
National Labor Committee
National Priorities Project
The Multinational Monitor
NO SEIU LISTED??? IS THIS ENTITY DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO OBAMA?
ANDY STERN HAS MADE 22+ TRIPS TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
ANNA BURGER is the conduit between the White House and several progressive groups: SEIU, Change to Win, The Democracy Alliance[Vice Chair: connected to George Soros and Drummond Pike], They Work For Us [Move on, Daily Kos, Campaign for America’s Future, the United Steelworkers Union, America Coming Together, Newsweek], and is a member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
One big Progressive Happy Family!