The Anderson Files

Moving left

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The Intercept said it was “a remarkable display of grassroots power.” In These Times said it was “the most radical development yet” in the...

How a landmark Green New Deal victory was won

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With climate chaos accelerating and extreme weather disasters happening nearly every day, it’s easy to become depressed. Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act was a first...

Trump’s war on workers

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Trump proclaims himself the savior of the screwed-over “forgotten men and women” of the working class. Every day, he hogs the media spotlight with...

A familiar path to fascism

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Donald Trump is the first major party presidential nominee to provoke widespread discussion about whether he is a fascist. It is a question raised...

Labor upsurge promotes democracy and prosperity

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We had “Hot Labor Summer” across the country, and working-class discontent continues to smolder. Health care employees, flight attendants, pilots, television and film writers...

Will dark money defeat progressive change?

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“The one-sided class war of the last 40 years is becoming two-sided,” leftwing philosopher Noam Chomsky recently declared.  He is encouraged by the many...

UMAS remains as important as ever as it turns 50

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Whenever the topic of civil rights is discussed, the conversation almost always revolves around relations between whites and African Americans. It is interesting that...

Ukraine crisis: fascist menace and a looming war

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On Jan. 30, the Congress of Russian Intellectuals published an open letter demanding that the Kremlin avoid starting an “immoral, irresponsible, and criminal” war...

The Bernie revolution rolls on

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In a volatile and anxious time when people’s lives are being upended, cautious middle-of-the-roaders fail to inspire while those who propose big alternative visions...

Police reform and the rebirth of hope

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Multi-racial crowds of people are rallying across the country in the middle of a pandemic against police violence. The number of white people demonstrating is...

Climate apartheid

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The world is facing the prospect of “climate apartheid,” where “the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger and conflict while the rest of the...

Schumer, Manchin and a green future

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Recently, UN Secretary General António Guterres warned that fossil-fuel driven climate chaos is ravaging the planet. He said, “We have a choice. Collective action...