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Clinton, Trump and Feminism

by Carol Hanisch It’s not easy or simple being a feminist during this election. Not that it ever is. But this has been a mind-boggler. First there was the Bernie Sanders phenomenon. Although he held forth the possibility of someone…

Leaving “Democracyland”

The following is a Facebook post from a Bernie Sanders delegate about her experience at the National Democratic Convention. It captures some of what it was like on the inside and what delegates endured and learned—that the reality of this…

Beyond Bernie: Three Takes

We offer some thoughts here on the Democratic National Convention, Bernie’s complete capitulation and the nomination of Hillary Clinton for President. It has been an unusual election season so far, perhaps leaving us with more possibilities than before. You may…

Bernie Could Still Win the Presidency!

by Pete Healey, independent Leftist Bernie Sanders spent the last couple months of his primary campaign talking about having “a clear path to the nomination“, and fighting for it to the bitter end. But here’s the thing: when Jill Stein…

Feminists Speak Out on Sex vs. Gender

Four members of the Women’s Liberation Front presented different aspects of the problem that gender identity poses for women at the Left Forum held in New York City in May. We provide separate video links below to both the panel presentations…

The Judge Said

By Kathy Scarbrough   Judges often fail to hold men accountable for rape, even when the evidence is overwhelming. We just saw it play out one more time as Judge Aaron Persky let convicted felony rapist Brock Turner, walk out…