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  • Socialist Organizer and Black Lives Matter Activist Runs for Office in Fulton, Georgia

    Socialist Organizer and Black Lives Matter Activist Runs for Office in Fulton, Georgia

    By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Interview

    Getting enough true progressives -- not establishment Democrats -- into decision-making places calls for some hard, long-term groundwork, says socialist organizer and Black Lives Matter activist khalid kamau, who is running for city council in Georgia. Sustaining the progressive movement will also require building networks across state lines and nurturing candidates of color with a strong message about income inequality, he says.

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    By Alexander Kolokotronis and Sam Nakayama, Truthout | News Analysis

    Universal Basic Income (UBI) has received a great deal of attention in efforts to resolve workplace displacement, but UBI schemes raise an important question -- who controls the means of production? Self-managed job guarantee programs, on the other hand, empower workers, raise wages and in the long run can free labor from the control of elites and Wall Street.

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