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Grassroots: The Socialist Alternative Fights for Columbus’ Working Class

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: The Socialist Alternative Fights for Columbus’ Working Class

If there’s mobilization behind a progressive policy, more than likely the Socialist Alternative is involved. The international organization, originating in the UK in the 50s and landing stateside in 1984, established its Columbus chapter in 2013. “We’re not a single issue organization,” said Kyle Landis, local activist and member of the Socialist Alternative. “Anywhere people […]

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Climate Change Activists Rally Against Trump’s Cabinet Picks

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Climate Change Activists Rally Against Trump’s Cabinet Picks

Local climate change activists gathered Downtown today for a quiet rally at Trinity Episcopal Church. The organized effort called on Senator Rob Portman to reject President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments, several of whom could help eliminate environmental protections and unravel the progress that has been made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Trump picked Scott Pruitt, […]

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Did the 2016 Presidential Election Ruin Marriages?

Kelsea Wiggins Kelsea Wiggins Did the 2016 Presidential Election Ruin Marriages?

Somehow, we all endured what is going down in history as the most tumultuous presidential campaign and election season. Ever. But perhaps your marriage wasn’t quite so lucky. Being on opposite sides of the aisle politically may not have been a deal-breaker in the past, but with a plethora of highly contentious social issues on […]

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Protesters Rally at Statehouse, Electors Cast Votes for Trump

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Protesters Rally at Statehouse, Electors Cast Votes for Trump

In a failed final attempt to keep President-elect Donald Trump from becoming President Donald Trump, Columbus residents gathered Monday at the statehouse to protest. It was part of a nationwide day of action led by the December 19 Coalition and other progressive groups. Carlos Buford, from Democracy Spring, said that although all of Ohio’s 18 […]

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NEXT: Is There a Future for Democracy?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Is There a Future for Democracy?

The headline from the New York Times reads “How Stable Are Democracies? Warning Signs Are Flashing Red.” The Times was reporting about a study that will appear in the Journal of Democracy, and the conclusion of the authors looks particularly bleak. Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa were looking at data from the longitudinal World […]

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Columbus United March Calls for Community Action

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus United March Calls for Community Action

Tuesday night’s March for Justice, hosted by Columbus United, called for solidarity, inclusion, and action. Relevant not only to Donald Trump’s eventual claim of the White House, but also to the attack on OSU’s campus on Monday as well as several current controversial events, the group’s march was preceded by the release of 10 demands […]

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More Photos: Protestors Gather Downtown in Statehouse March

Christine Ruddy Christine Ruddy More Photos: Protestors Gather Downtown in Statehouse March

Nearly 1,000 locals marched through Downtown tonight in the latest of an ongoing string of protests targeted at the upcoming Trump administration. The crowds gathered at Goodale Park and marched to the Ohio Statehouse with a wide variety of protest signs that ranged from “Liberty and Justice for All” to “No Human is Illegal” to “A Better […]

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