Shamus Cooke

Shamus Cooke is a member of the Portland branch of Democratic Socialists of America. He can be reached at

The PRO Act: Labor’s Catalyst or Political Stunt?

Medicare For All Reaches the Crossroads

DSA’s Moment of Truth

The Politics of Portland’s Protests

The Capitalist Limits of Police Reform

Bail Out the States Not the Banks

Bernie and Iran

What Bolivia Needs From Bernie

Oregon’s Republican ‘Walkout’ Was a Serious Defeat For the Left

Will A Green New Deal Save the Climate, or Save Capitalism?

Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump’s Test On Venezuela’s Coup

Fighting Capitalism With Revolutionary Strategy

Oregon’s Poor People’s Campaign and DSA Partner Against State Democrats

Portland’s Socialists Protest New Navy Ship, U.S.S Portland, as Democrats Bestow it Honors

Will the Supreme Court Break or Remake the Labor Movement?

History Blinded by Anti Socialism: Ken Burns’ Vietnam

Police Unions vs. Black Lives

Eulogy for the Columbia River Gorge

Protest Alone Won’t Stop Fascism

Trump Versus the Venezuelan Revolution

Why Can’t the U.S. Left Get Venezuela Right?

Lessons From Portland’s Clashes With Fascists

Can Trump Salvage His Presidency in Syria’s War?

The Trump “Resistance” is Slipping Through Our Fingers

Will the “Alt-Right” Hijack the Antiwar Movement?