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The 150 Years War

Published on April 24, 2011 By Rick DLoss

Each year, after the sun sets on the 14th day of Hebrew month of Nisan, Jews retell the story of the Exodus at an annual family feast. The transition from slavery to freedom, orchestrated by God’s hand, is a great story with universal appeal.  I never grow tired of telling it.  Last week I received […]

Social Democrats do well in European elections

Published on March 28, 2011 By Rick DLoss

In yesterday’s elections, the French Socialists (PS) and the German Social Democrats (SDP) did very well.  Both of these parties represent the center-left position.  And both of these parties lost the presidential elections during the last cycle.  The French President Nicolas Sarkozy heads the center-right Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) and German Chancellor Angela […]

One Nation Working Together, 10.2.10

Published on October 7, 2010 By Rick DLoss

In the wee hours of Saturday morning I readied myself for the long day trip to Washington.  I talked Debbie into giving me a ride downtown because I wasn’t sure if there would be a bus at 5:15 AM on a Saturday.  Fortunately, because it was Saturday, that drive downtown was only 10 minutes.  Close […]

2010 National Convention

Published on September 23, 2010 By Rick DLoss

On September 1, 2010 Social Democrats USA held its biennial convention.  Because of the travel distances involved, the convention was held by “web-conference”.  The convention was stimulating to say the least.  Guests Herb Engstrom of the Santa Clara County Democratic Committee and Roger Clayman, Executive Director of the Long Island Federation of Labor, provided great […]

Cuba: "very repressive"

Published on September 17, 2010 By Rick DLoss

Last week, Harold Meyerson, writer for the Washington Post and DSA member, posted a link to Freedom House in his editorial about the importance of the Labor movement.  At the Freedom House site you will find a survey of worker freedoms throughout the world.  And in that report you will find that Cuba is rated […]