Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Continuing forward 5/23/12

The more we look around the more we notice that conservative politicians seem a lot more empowered than progressive politicians. There are only a very few radical politicians as most radicals have understandably turned away from a non-democratic electoral system. Many progressives take good stands but yet the overall changes are far from bold in their direction.

We need bold political parties and politicians. We need to go beyond progressive politics to a practice of radical politics. The idea that only direct action is radical and anything else is not is helpful. The dichotomy between "revolution" and "reform" is exaggerated. For the people who's lives are impacted positively by reforms there is no point in activists and organizers posturing on who is the most radical or "correct."

It is time to practice solidarity on the street and through the ballot box!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Gettin back to it! In 2012!

La Raza Unida has been a low-activity organization for a while. It was recharged some by the 2nd annual Walk to Cure Capitalism. Since it is an election year we will go into a planning phase and then start work on promoting democracy across our society!

We need economic democracy, social democracy, and electoral democracy to say the least.