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This is a Coup

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Yesterday elected Bolivian President Evo Morales, the only indigenous president ever in Latin America, resigned under duress due to a coup d’état orchestrated by right-wing opposition and the Organization of American States, and supported by the US.

The Massacre That Spawned the Alt-Right

Shaun Assael and Peter Keating Politico
The supremacists who emerged from the Greensboro trials understood they were free. … Free to work together to stockpile weapons, terrorize neighborhoods and commit violence up to and including murder—so long as their opponents were communists.

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Hitler: Still Messing With Our Heads

Christopher Clark London Review of Books
Two new books on the fascist leader walk different paths; one identifying Hitler as key to virtually every juncture of the party’s rise and fall while the other looks more toward his racial worldview as profoundly preoccupied with ‘Anglo-America.

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - October 15, 2019

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Rating Capitalism and Socialism * Goodbye, Columbus * Christian Nationalists * Ivory Tower Economists * Power and Hip Hop * The Antiwar Right * New Anticommunism * From Fight Club to Joker

Roots of the U.S.-China Trade Conflict

David Kotz Democratic Left (Democratic Socialists of America)
Every day, the news brings more stories of U.S.-China tensions. What led to the U.S.-China trade conflict? And what would a U.S. pro-worker policy toward China look like?

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White Power: At Home and Abroad

Thomas Meany London Review of Books
Two differently themed books complement each other; one on the rise of white power at home and the other on anti-communist adventures abroad show the domestic scourge nurtured by foreign experiences even as the global Right employed its services.

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New Film Reveals Life of Civil Rights Activist Jack O’Dell

Paul Buhle Truthout
O’Dell was a close, crucial adviser to Dr. King. The axe nevertheless fell with demands on King to drop this trusted adviser. Speaking softly, O'Dell minces no words about the role of anti-communism then, how much it cost him and the Black movement.

Tidbits - Aug. 2, 2018 - Reader Comments: 2018 - Trump Country Cracking?, Embracing Democratic Socialism; MLK's Early Socialist Ideas; Household Debt; NATO; Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”; Billy Joel; Meat Surplus; Resources; Announcements....

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Reader Comments: 2018 and Trump Country Cracking, Parts Embrace Democratic Socialism; Young MLK Already Had Socialist Ideas; Medicare; Household Debt; NATO: Time Up; Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”; Billy Joel; Meat Surplus; Resources; Announcements
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