Sorry for the long delay between updates, but we got a great interview about the history of Southern socialism with Robert Greene up tonight.
We are proud to announce the debut of our new political podcast, Roqin’ With The South Lawn. It’s hosted by us and friend of the blog Roqayah Chamseddine, and it’s produced by another friend of the blog Drew Franklin. It’s a twice monthly podcast that will do interviews and discussion about topics relevant to organizing and political mobilization for the Left, mostly from a view that is skeptical of electoral politics. This episode, we discuss antifascist direct action and general strikes.
The next episode, we are bringing Robert Greene on to discuss the history of socialism in the US. The RSS feed can be found here, and we are working on getting the show into the iTunes Music Store and Google Play Music.
New logo, same great flavor.
That is a quote that you see often used when it comes to sodas and restaurants, but it rarely pans out. When it comes to this blog, however, we can, without a doubt, tell you that it rings true.
The logo bears some explaining:
- The color. It is red, because we are reds. We are socialists who have devoted our passion, heart, and soul into transforming the South for the better. We will continue to do the work required to build coalitions and bring about a progressive, democratic South.
- The flower. It is a magnolia, that timeless symbol of sweet tea, cornbread, and amazing barbeque. It is representative of the region that we were born and raised in, and that we continue to call home.
- The leaves. It is a nod to our former slogan, “It’s all about the grassroots, y’all!” It still is, as it always was.
- The slogan. However, the new slogan fits the action-oriented nature of our advocacy. “Esse Quam Videri”, the state motto of North Carolina, is a Latin saying meaning “to be, rather than to seem”. In other words, talk is cheap. We believe that enough talking has been done; it is time to put deliberation into strategy, and strategy into action.
We hope that you enjoy the new look of The South Lawn. And, as always, stay tuned.
It is a city that goes by many names. The D. The 313. Motown. The Motor City. The City That Labor Built. The Arsenal of Democracy. Hockeytown, USA.
Now I can add one more name to the list of things to call Detroit: home.
Discovering a new progressive blog that has a focus on Southern politics, communities, and issues is always like getting an unexpected present on Christmas morning or your birthday. The lack of news and opinions that […]