This is a challenging time for the radical left. But it is no time for defeatism.
Too much of the left in the United States, having hitched its wagon to the Democratic Party, now finds itself reeling from demoralization as the Biden administration fails to defend voting rights and reproductive justice, engages in a new Cold War with China, and kowtows to big business.
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