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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2022.

 

Healthy Group Accountability: Learning How to Learn

Michael Strom and Joshua Kahn Russell Organizing Upgrade
They ultimately decided that achieving the group’s purpose (meeting the needs of their base), required them to hold each other with both compassion and rigor. Accountability was actually a requirement on the path to power and transformation.

Leaders Need to Build Peer Accountability

Cathy Dang-Santa Anna Organizing Upgrade
To build a strong and durable left, healthy leadership and process is necessary. When accountability can be built, it makes for a stronger organization, and if it’s successful, leadership isn’t so lonely and exhausting.

How Can We End Child Sexual Abuse Without Prisons?

child holding had of another person How can we disrupt and end child sexual abuse without turning to police and a racist prison industrial complex that disproportionately criminalizes, arrests and imprisons Black and Indigenous people...

A Year Later, the Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision Still Stings

Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone
Cops become instant media villains for decisions made in frenzied minutes or seconds. But the politicians and judges behind them spend months and years of calculation building walls to hide the same acts. Most of the time, they get away with it. Even in the most high-profile cases, justice is a marathon.

The FBI’s License to Kill: Agents Have Been Deemed "Justified" in Every Shooting Since 1993

Charlie Savage, Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez Democracy Now
New documents reveal the FBI has cleared its agents in every single shooting incident dating back two decades. Out of 289 shootings that were found to be deliberate, no agent was disciplined except for letters of censure in five cases. Even in a case where the bureau paid a shooting victim more than a million dollars to settle a lawsuit, the internal review did not find the agent who shot the man culpable.
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