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The Long Shadow of Racial Fascism

Alberto Toscano Boston Review
Recent debates have centered on whether it’s appropriate to compare Trump to European fascists. But radical Black thinkers have long argued that racial slavery created its own unique form of American fascism.

Examining the Wreckage

Nick Estes and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Monthly Review
What does a decolonization movement look like, and how is it informed by both Black and Indigenous traditions of resistance?

Poultry and Prisons: Toward a General Strike for Abolition

Carrie Freshour Monthly Review
If the work of abolition is not only about stopping prisons, but also about imagining a future in which we win, then people cannot be released from prisons only to be put on the streets or to premature disability at the poultry factory.

Abolitionist Steps to Combat COVID-19 Behind Bars

Critical Resistance Critical Resistance
As communities across the world are confronting the serious toll of COVID-19..., we at Critical Resistance want to amplify the grave concerns facing the imprisoned population, which is one of the most vulnerable groups in this time.

Critical Resistance Summer Campaign Updates

Critical Resistance Critical Resistance
We value grassroots movement education, so we want to share more in-depth updates on our campaigns and projects. Read the latest from our CR New York City, CR Oakland, CR Portland, and CR Los Angeles chapters.

Lessons of Abolitionism for the Green New Deal

James Brewer Stewart History News Network
How can one claim that the Green New Dealers actually have history on their side, given the power of the forces arrayed against them? Consider the history of abolitionists, who demanded the immediate and total abolition of slavery.

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The War Before the War

David Holahan The Christian Science Monitor
The role of the enslaved in the political crisis that led to the Civil War is not as well known as it should be, but this volume adds to our knowledge on this topic.

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The Capital's Great National Circus

Eric Foner London Review of Books
Think today's lack of congressional comity is bizarre? It's nothing (or not yet something) compared to the physical violence prevalent on the floor of the House and Senate in the period leading up to the Civil War.
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