secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of Teachers. He is the former president of the United Teachers of New Orleans.
In 1776, a small group of 18th century colonists met in Philadelphia to declare their independence from an existing monarch and his oligarchy. Tomorrow a group of 21st century populists will be going to this same city and the same site to declare independence from America’s current corporate oligarchy.
• Ronnie Dugger, the founder of the Alliance for Democracy, and author of A Call to Citizens: Will Real Populists Please Stand Up.