Donald Trump’s coronation and Hillary Clinton’s all but certain nomination has thrown another twist into San Francisco’s June election.
When 2016 began, progressives, fearing a typical low June turnout, moved forward on a June ballot measure strategy to get their Read More »
The November 2016 elections will be a plebiscite on the public values of the United States. Will voters openly embrace the racism, misogyny, religious hatred, and climate change denial promoted in the GOP presidential race? Or will they back the Read More »
The summer of 2015 has seen the American people expressing sharp discontent with the status quo. On the right, we have Donald Trump. On the left, we have Bernie Sanders, ongoing protests by Black Lives Matter, and the continued push Read More »
Filed under: National Politics by Randy Shaw Comments Off on 2015: A Summer of Discontent
In the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, only Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have assembled potentially winning campaigns. Joe Biden’s candidacy was floated over the weekend, but even his backers could not explain what he brings that Clinton Read More »
Filed under: National Politics by Randy Shaw Comments Off on Who Will Be Dems VP Nominee?
In my book, Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century, I describe how the farmworkers movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s impacted social and political movements beyond the fields. Barack Obama Read More »
Filed under: National Politics by Randy Shaw Comments Off on Will UFW Strategy Elect the Next President?
When I first met Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders, he was a pretty marginal figure in his adopted state of Vermont. It was 1976 and he was running, unsuccessfully and for the fourth time, as a candidate of the Liberty Union Party Read More »
Filed under: National Politics by Steve Early Comments Off on Why Labor Should Give Sanders Strong Primary Election Support
If you’re Gayle McLaughlin, the Green mayor of Richmond, now termed out but running for city council, or Dan Siegel, the radical labor lawyer challenging an incumbent mayor in Oakland, who can rally the troops better than a former mayor Read More »
Filed under: Bay Area / California by Beyond Chron Comments Off on Sanders, Kucinich Rally For East Bay Progressives