In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation talks party platforms. What’s the purpose? McCabe states party platforms are only relevant to a few thousand delegates for one week a year during the party convention. The excessively verbose documents, he says, are really scaffolds, not platforms.
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Allen Ruff interviews journalist and political commentator Thomas Frank , author of the recent “Listen, Liberal or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People.” The book gives a historical look at the rise of the “professional class” in the Democratic Party, the abandonment of the party’s traditional popular base, and the results.
The 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival will be running from March 30 to April 6. We’ve got three writers leading the preview coverage for Tone Madison—Mark Riechers, Grant Phipps, and Chris Lay. Grant is also covering the festival a bit for the madison film site LakeFrontRow. As in years past, previewing the festival means choking down a lot […]
Now more than ever, clean water is being threatened. Phosphorus from farming, pesticides, chlorides from street runoff, high capacity wells, and water privatization all threaten our water source. Liz Wessel from the Wisconsin John Muir chapter of the Sierra Club talks about the threats and Mark Miller’s proposed “sustainable water act”.
Knowing the history of labor movement helps to invigorate today’s activities, according to Ron Kent, editor of the International Labor History Association. The South Central Chapter of AFSCME is hosting a series of historical films each month, March through May, and Ron talked to Jan Miyasaki about these activities.
Being a women’s activist in the Middle East is not easy, but Fatima Outaleb from Morocco has made it her mission. Founding member of the Union of Women’s Action (Union de l’Action Féminine) as well as founding member of KARAMA, with a goal of advancing women’s participation, security, and rights in an Arab world, she […]