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Friday Nite Videos | October 30, 2020

AOC/Sunrise Movement | 'Let This Moment Radicalize You'. Jack Black | "Time Warp". Yes We Care. The Love | Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson. "This Joy" | The Resistance Revival Chorus.

Republicans Closely Resemble Autocratic Parties

Swedish university finds ‘dramatic shift’ in GOP under Trump, shunning democratic norms and encouraging violence

How Workers Can Help Defeat a Trump Coup

Donald Trump, desperately behind in the polls, appears to be laying the groundwork for illegally attempting to remain in office if he loses the election. This commentary focuses in on the role of workers—union and nonunion—in resisting a Trump Coup.

Can Facebook Be Used to Steal an Election?

How to rein in Facebook and social media platforms.

Migrant Children Detained for More Than a Year

Newly obtained data show that the U.S. government has detained nearly 1,000 migrant children for longer than one year since fall 2014.

Birth of an Extraordinary Modern Progressive Movement

The past four years have birthed a progressive movement so extraordinary it just might survive the forces that threaten its extinction.

Why Is Socialism Becoming Less Scary?

A look at the new documentary, “The Big Scary ‘S’ Word” in which director Yael Bridge explores how socialist ideas that were once considered radical are now taken for granted by most Americans.

It’s Time to Re-Radicalize the Abortion Movement

We shouldn’t despair. The real power lies with the people, not the Court. The Women’s Liberation Movement raised consciousness, raised hell, and raised the banner for “Free Abortion on Demand” when abortion was illegal in all 50 states

Israeli Conscientious Objector Begins Third Prison Term

Conscientious objector Hallel Rabin was sentenced to 25 days behind bars for refusing to join the Israeli army over its policies toward the Palestinians. This is Rabin’s third period of incarceration.

Oct. 29, 2020-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: 2020 elections, Labor Prepares Strike if Trump Interferes; Angela Davis Hope for Present and Future; Bolivia Reclaims Hope; Supreme Court; Pandemic; Economy under Trump; Stock Market; Cuba; Abortion; ORGANIZING TO PROTECT THE RESULTS
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Election Day, 1884

Walt Whitman
The great American Bard Walt Whitman (1819-1892) celebrates what all citizens must do next Tuesday: VOTE!!

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Where are the Social Movements in Fiction

Juliana Barnet Protect our Activists
Ten guesses why social justice activism rarely appears in our novels and movies. In the midst of major popular uprising, where are the lists of stories that would draw us into the heads and hearts of activist characters taking on injustices they face

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In Defense of Knowledge

Alexander Larman The Critic
This new book, by the head of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, is a timely warning. "Its tone is set early on, with an epigraph from Heinrich Heine," writes reviewer Larman: “Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn human beings."

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Ceremony

Camille T. Dungy Poetry Northwest
In the morbid world of coronavirus, Colorado-based poet Camille T. Dungy finds spontaneous happiness in a familiar song and dance.

Labor

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Strike for Democracy!

Stephanie Luce Organizing Upgrade
Strikes are rare but political strikes are on the agenda more than they have been in many years. Labor Action to Defend Democracy has come together to "plant seeds and stir the pot," and work with community partners to protect the vote.

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"Time Warp"

It’s astounding… time is fleeting… and the 2020 election is here. Time to ROCK-Y THE VOTE! And remember: it's just a jump to the LEFT, and not a step to the right!

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The Full Story of Trump and COVID-19

Emmy winner Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) narrates the documentary detailing how four years of Trump's actions brought America to this moment.