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How Did You Get Here? – 1/04/18

Each of us has a story about how we abandoned the lesser-evil faction of the Duopoly. Here’s mine. I became eligible to vote in 1972; that year I eagerly supported George McGovern, the only Democratic nominee to this day I’ve been enthusiastic about. In 1976, I supported progressive Arizona Congressman Mo Udall; I got Jimmy…

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Interview with Nick Brana from The People's Convergence Conference -Truth Against the Machine – 9/9/17

Theresa Joy interviews Nick Brana of Draft Bernie at The People’s Convergence Conference. Theresa JOY IS LIVE Now with Nick Brana of Draft Bernie at The People's Convergence ConferenceSkip the overpriced coffee and support TATM and our independent journalists! Visit http://truthagainstthemachine.com/index.php/donate-2/ to donate $3 Posted by Truth Against The Machine on Saturday, September 9, 2017

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On Ballot Access Requirements for New Parties

Requirements for gaining party and candidate ballot access in statewide and presidential elections: “2018 Petitioning for Statewide Office” (Ballot Access News, December 2016). “Summary: State Laws Regarding Presidential Ballot Access for the General Election” National Association of Secretaries of State (10/16)

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On Building Alternative Parties

Challengers to Duopoly: Why Third Parties Matter in American Two-Party Politics (book) Empowering Progressive Third Parties in the United States: Defeating Duopoly, Advancing Democracy (book)

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On Majority Support for a New Progressive Party

U.S. majority supports a new major party: Gallup poll, 9/30/16 U.S. majority supports progressive policies: Populist Majority Memo Progressive Change Institute Poll “The Progressive Majority” Report Class War: What Americans Really Think about Economic Inequality  (book)   –

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On Big Money in U.S. Politics

OpenSecrets.org (federal campaign finance database), Center for Responsive Politics FollowTheMoney.org (state campaign finance database), National Institute on Money in State Politics

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On the Deep Corruption of the Two Major Parties

Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (book) Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy (book) The Democrats: A Critical History (book)

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ICONS For Change That Anyone Can Use

For years I have used The Noun Project to find icons for use on the web, including icons you see on this site. Now, “Icons for Change” has just launched a site that provides free signs to use for protests, community gatherings, even personal reminders. The themes of the posters are focused on the ideals and…

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