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!