I want to share this remarkable piece of work with you. As I and others have pointed out before, being against bad conditions of our current world isn’t enough. To move forward, we also need a vision of the future we want. I shared with you my own attempt at a draft of a people’s platform (or agenda, or wish list) in 2016 as a way to kindle a discussion. It is still up for reading and a Facebook Page for commenting on it is also still up.
However, the Movement for a People’s Party (which started out as the Draft Bernie for a People’s Party idea and movement but evolved beyond Sanders by now, looking especially at forming a people’s coalition outside the twin-party tyranny; a way to have third parties, old and new, work together against the tyranny and to give us, the people, our voice back in our country’s affairs) just came out with its own more fleshed-out draft and is inviting everybody to take a look and make their own proposals. If you wish to really go deep, you could compare their draft with my draft and point out the gaps in each. 😉 Admittedly, I have been too busy these days to read the MPP draft from end to end. How do other people get by with only 24 hours in a day?
Anyway, perhaps you can make the time in a timely fashion. Here are two snippets from this platform document to raise your interest:
Aren’t these two pages amazing in how they condense all the important stuff of both topics into just a few paragraphs? You can read the whole thing in the form of this PDF file.
One way to participate in the refining process of this platform which MPP is planning to vote on next week is to join the Movement for a People’s Party National Conference Call tonight. You can find out the exact time and register for it via this LINK.
If conference calls aren’t your thing or you can’t make it at the scheduled time, you can use this commenting form instead.
If you are a regular reader of this here site, you are sure to be familiar with MPP (formerly Draft Bernie) and the arguments for forming a new party and forming a people’s coalition outside the chains and constraints of the Repucratic-Dempublican handmaidens of the oligarchy. I hope this article got to you in time.
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