It is about time that the American people were educated and informed about what true “Socialism” is and is not. The fact is that in true socialism “the means of production” are owned by all of the people. In other words, all of the workplaces and businesses are owned, controlled, and run by all of the people for the good and well-being of all of the people. They are not privately-owned by individuals and groups. In true socialism, we would not be totally equal in terms of how much we would get paid for our work, but we would be much, much more equal than we are now. There would not be any billionaires or people who have hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of millions of dollars in total wealth, most of which they inherited and did not earn by their own labor. We would share what we have.
Over the past two years, few political ideas have captured the imagination of progressives — and attracted the ridicule of conservatives — as intensely as the Green New Deal. Touted most prominently by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Green New Deal began as an ambitious yet abstract commitment to tackling climate change through an unprecedented economic transformation focused on empowering the communities who will face the effects of climate change most severely. Even before the Green New Deal had any official language attached to it, the leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination all threw their support behind the concept, making it somewhat of a progressive litmus test.
The settlement was the result of a 2017 lawsuit alleging First Amendment violations by Berkeley after it cancelled scheduled speaking events set to feature conservative commentators Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter and David Horowitz.
Stanford-affiliated policy experts and political science professors gathered in the Hoover Institution on Thursday to discuss the 2018 midterm elections.
Democrats gained a majority in the House of Representatives while Republicans retained the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Several Stanford alumni were re-elected to their positions in the legislature in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
With the midterms less than two weeks away, political groups across campus are working to get out the vote. On Wednesday, Stanford in Government (SIG), the Women’s Community Center (WCC) and the Haas Center for Public Service sponsored a voter education workshop titled “Bring Your Own (Absentee) Ballot.”
Stanford Law School professor and activist Michele Dauber spoke on Monday at Tresidder about the importance of making gender-based violence a voting issue in the 2018 midterms and beyond.