Wednesday, March 20, 2019

What the heck is socialism anyway? Opinions in Wisconsin shaped by a growing generational divide

 20 March 2019

By Mica Soellner 
Appleton Post-Crescent

"Milwaukee was the birthplace of "sewer socialism," a movement that sought to clean up neighborhoods and factories with new sanitation systems, municipal water and power systems, local parks and better public education systems.

The city has also elected three socialist mayors in its history — Emil Seidel, Daniel Hoan and Frank Zeidler— as well as Victor Berger to the House of Representatives, making him the first socialist to serve in Congress in 1910. Zeidler ran for president in 1976 as the candidate for the Socialist Party USA...."

Friday, March 8, 2019

Trump’s Road to Re-Election Paved with Anti-Socialism

8 March 2019

By Patsy Widakuswara
VOA News

"Experts say American views on socialism have evolved, particularly those of millennials who came of age during the 2008 recession. Many became disillusioned by an economy that is delivering fewer opportunities than their parents enjoyed at the same time that the wealthiest Americans got far richer.

'We’ve had increased interest and membership since the Trump election,” said Gregory Pason, national secretary of the Socialist Party, U.S.A. “Our feeling is that people are looking for an alternative to Trump policies and understand the Democratic Party is not providing a real alternative....'"

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