[Marxism] Fwd: Chris Hedges: Local Resistance Can Overthrow Our Political Masters - Chris Hedges - Truthdig

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Oct 6 07:38:57 MDT 2015

(By Chris Hedges. Gayle McLaughlin was a member of Camejo's North Star 
Network back in the early 80s with me.)

I recently met here in Santa Ana with Gayle McLaughlin, who served two 
terms as mayor of Richmond, Calif., a city of 100,000, after being 
elected to that post as a Green Party candidate, and physician Jill 
Stein, a Massachusetts resident who was the Green Party presidential 
nominee in 2012 and now is a candidate for the party’s nomination in the 
2016 presidential election.

McLaughlin spent a decade building the Richmond Progressive Alliance 
(RPA), a party that refuses corporate donations. The RPA formed 
coalitions with other groups and parties, including the Peace and 
Freedom Party, and by 2004 it was winning elections. Among the 
supporters it attracted were many disenchanted members of the Democratic 


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