Monday, July 8, 1996

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  • The Alliance, A New Progressive Populist Movement in the United States

    A NEW PROGRESSIVE POPULIST MOVEMENT IS BUILDING in the United States. It all started about a year ago when Ronnie Dugger, longtime editor of the Texas Observer and author of many books, including biographies of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, wrote a piece published in the Nation magazine entitled, "Real Populists Please Stand Up." It was a call to action for citizens to organize to fight corporate domination of our government and to reclaim and reinvent our democracy. Dugger’s piece has since sparked a national movement called The Alliance, made up of dozens of chapters around the U.S.

  • Third Parties Abroad

    As efforts continue across the U.S. to form third parties and run alternative candidates in this election year, many activists are looking abroad at models for what an alternative party might look like here in the United States. New Zealand and Venezuela are two countries where progressive third parties have been formed successfully in recent years.