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‘We are central. Our demands. Our presence. Our voice. They can’t win without us.’
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‘The United States is broken as hell’ – the division in politics over race and class
“However rebellious children may be, they have their parents’ genes; American radicals are Americans,” wrote the late radical writer Andrew Kopkind in the New York Times in 1968. “They cannot easily cross class lines to organize groups above or below their own station. They are caught in the same status traps as everyone else, even if they react self-consciously.”


‘I’m interested in a government that looks out for people who need to be looked out for.’
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Socialism used to be a dirty word. Is America now ready to embrace the ideology?
In his 1998 film, Bulworth, Warren Beatty played a Democratic senator who goes rogue, embarking on a truth-telling binge in which he spouts radical truths no Democrat serious about election would ever utter. At one stage, Bulworth even mentions socialism.


‘I had nothing to lose. What were they going to take away from me?’
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'Nothing to lose': how Trump has energized America's women
En route from Chicago to Pittsburgh I stopped off in Akron to see an old friend, Susan Aylward. I first met Susan outside a cinema in 2004. It was just a few months before the presidential election and I was reporting from Ohio on the opening night of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11.


A young Elizabeth Warren supporter at a campaign event in Minnesota in August. A set of policy proposals on the left that were once deemed marginal are now mainstream.
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The American left's 2020 mission: not just defeat Trump – but change the world
In some ways, it feels like the left in America has been here before.


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A journey in search of the American left: fragile and feisty, hopeful and fearful
A few months after the 2016 election, 29-year-old Emily Marburger posted an update on a private Facebook group, Pantsuit Nation, that had been set up to support Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid.
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The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream
book review
“The speech is profoundly and willfully misunderstood,” says King’s longtime friend Vincent Harding.
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