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Friday Nite Videos | January 22, 2021

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Goodbye Donald Trump. The White Tiger | Movie. Get Up Stand Up | Skip and Cedella Marley. Using Your Voice Is a Political Choice | Amanda Gorman. Same Script. New Faces Tell a Different Story.

The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within

Eric Foner The Nation
The belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion. The riot by supporters of President Trump, aimed at preventing the counting of electoral votes, reveals a darker side of the history of American democracy.

Hold On to That Fear

Mike Ferner Portside
The fear you felt that day was an authentic reflection of what millions of people have endured because of the votes you and past colleagues cast as they authorized trillions upon trillions of dollars to feed and unleash the largest war machine ever.

Tidbits - Dec. 24, 2020 - Reader Comments: Trump Pardons; Abolition, Prison Labor; COVID Relief; Space Wars; Georgia; Cultural Jobs; Postal Workers; DSA’s Abstentionism; Labor’s Untold Story; Nurses; Workers’ Education; Resources; Announcements; ....

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Reader Comments: Trump Pardons; Abolition, Prison Labor; COVID Relief; Space Wars; Georgia; Cultural Jobs Lost; Postal Workers; Native Treaty Rights; DSA’s Abstentionism; Labor’s Untold Story; Nurses; Workers’ Education; Resources; Announcements;...

A Tale of Two Elections: U.S. and Bolivia

Mark Weisbrot Counterpunch
While Trump's coup attempt flounders, Bolivia's 2019 right-wing coup succeeded with support from the U.S. and the U.S.-dominated Organization of American States (OAS) until it was overturned in last month's election.

Georgia and its Long History of Voter Suppression

Jesse Jackson Chicago Sun-Times
Voters purged are likely to be “young voters, voters of lower income and citizens of racial groups that have been denied their sacred right to vote in the past,” a report from the Georgia American Civil Liberties Union states.

On the Sidelines: DSA’s Abstentionism on Biden vs. Trump

Peter Olney and Rand Wilson Stansbury Forum
The heroes of this election victory are the thousands of grassroots political activists who busted their butts to defeat Trump by working for Biden, particularly in the key battleground states. Now we need to focus on Georgia and two Senate seats.

Tidbits - Dec. 17, 2020 - Reader Comments: Georgia Runoff Information, How You Can Help; Chanukah Is About Resistance; Community Control of Police; History of Racism in Policing; Chasing the Vaccine; Phil Ochs Song Night; Resources, Announcements; more...

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Reader Comments: Georgia Runoff Voting Information, How You Can Help; Chanukah Is About Resistance; Community Control of Police - Taos example; History of Racism in Policing; Chasing the Vaccine; Phil Ochs Song Night; Resources, Announcements; more..
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