Joshua Cohen

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Josh Cohen

New Party builder

New Party News Fall 1994 listed over 100 New Party activists-"some of the community leaders, organizers, retirees,, scholars, artists, parents, students, doctors, writers and other activists who are building the NP." The list included Josh Cohen, Boston Review.

Proportional Representation advocate

In 1998 Robert Richie, Steven Hill, Joshua Cohen, Joel Rogers wrote Reflecting All of Us: The Case for Proportional Representation (The New Democracy Forum Series) Beacon Press.


The independent Young Socialist League of James Madison University, Harrisburg Virginia, was founded in 1996, and chartered shortly thereafter with the Democratic Socialists of America to become the Young Democratic Socialists of JMU (YDS-JMU). YSL (and subsequently YDS-JMU) was founded by disaffected members of the Young Democrats, assorted leftists, anarchists, progressives, feminists, Gay rights activists, and radical democrats (little "d"). Launched after frustration with the Democratic Party and the rightward-shift of liberalism, the progressive students found a home with YDS.

In just one short year, the Young Democratic Socialists of JMU grew to become the third-largest DSA Youth Section Chapter and the second largest political group on campus (eclipsing the College Democrats and the Young Libertarians).

YDS-JMU is a feminist, anti-racist, democratic, Socialist organization. Our projects have ranged from prison reform and non-violent drug legalization, to fighting the militaristic and homophobic R.O.T.C. on campus and taking on the racist I.N.S.

1998-1999 Executive Council of YDS JMU[1]

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Joshua Cohen, Stanford, Boston Review, San Francisco, CA signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[2]

Campaign for Peace and Democracy

Cohen is listed as an endorser of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, as of March 15, 2010.[3]

External links


  1. [1] Young Democratic Socialists of JMU , about us, accessed May 19, 2010
  2. Open Letter to Obama on Iran
  3. Endorsers