Living standards and democratic rights are seriously endangered unless the fullest mobilization of labor and its progressive allies defeats rightwing extremism in November.
The 16-page booklet by Rick Nagin, our veteran Ohio correspondent, exposes the prolonged corporate assault over the past 30 years on the living standards of working people resulting in the most extreme disparity in wealth in our history and precipitating the 2008 economic meltdown. It shows how over this same period right-wing extremism has emerged as the gravest threat not only to economic security, but to American democracy itself.
Embellished with thought-provoking quotes from Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Woody Guthrie and Van Jones, the pamphlet explains how the coalition of labor and its allies together with all democratic-minded people can succeed and provide the room to struggle for jobs, desperately needed social programs and for securing the rights of minorities, immigrants, women, the LBGT community, seniors and youth.
The pamphlet argues that this is also the only way to build a movement capable of addressing the fundamental problems of the capitalist system.
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"Democracy at the Crossroads" gives a deeper look at the elections and is useful for voter education and mobilization. We hope you will read it, share it and get it into the hands of everyone concerned about the future of our country.