Tag Archives: League for Industrial Democracy

Alan Haber and other founding members of SDS call on the young Socialists of today to put aside their political purity tests, consider the threat Donald Trump poses to our republic, and back Joe Biden’s campaign for president

Earlier this week, as you can read in the above Twitter post, the Democratic Socialists of America announced that they would not be following in the footsteps of progressives like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and endorsing Joe Biden for President. Well, this didn’t exactly sit well with some members of the old left. And, […]

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Alan Haber on the origins of SDS, similarities to the Occupy movement, Ann Arbor at the height of McCarthyism, and why he never built that second bomb

I spent yesterday morning with my friend Jeff, at the home of Alan Haber, the first president of Students for Democratic Society (SDS). We talked about Ann Arbor at the height of McCarthyism, the circumstances which gave rise to SDS, the drafting of the Port Huron Statement 50 years ago, and the opportunity that may […]

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Celebrating 50 years of the Port Huron Statement, and considering its relevance today, in Michigan and beyond

I’m a few days behind in my New York Times reading, but, a few days ago, they ran a story about the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement, and I wanted to be sure to share a link. The Port Huron Statement, for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, was the primary […]

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