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The Long Game of White-Power Activists Isn’t Just About Violence

Kathleen Belew New York Times
It is impossible to separate replacement theory from its violent implications. The mainstreaming of replacement theory, whether through Tucker Carlson’s show or in Elise Stefanik’s campaign ads, will continue to have disastrous consequences.

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We Are Becoming a Nation of Vigilantes

Jon Michaels and David Noll New York Times
The new private enforcement laws endorse what amounts to a civilized form of vigilantism. Recent years have seen an alarming number of vigilante threats or acts against immigrants seeking asylum, Black Lives Matters protesters and voting rights driv

We Must Defeat the California Recall

Duane Campbell DSA North Star
With a mobilized anti-immigrant anti-Mexican campaign, a majority of California voters could turn Republican once again. To avoid this calamity, every union, prodemocracy group, Latino political organization needs to organize to defeat the recall.

Key to Strategy #1: Know Your Enemy

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
To “know” our enemy, we need to grasp its essential character, its strengths, and its vulnerabilities.That translates today into getting the clearest possible picture of the racist and authoritarian coalition that has “Make America Great Again”.

Why Nursing Home Aides Exposed to COVID-19 Aren’t Taking Sick Leave

Shefali Milczarek-Desai and Tara Sklar The Conversation
nursing aide helping older man Our research, drawing on interviews with nursing aides and emerging studies of other essential workers during COVID-19, shows how employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risks...

Trump 2020: “Get Your Guns, The Blacks Are Coming”

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
white couple with guns “Fanning the flames of racial animosity lies at the core of Trump’s election strategy, as it did in 2016.” This is why when activists say, “white supremacy is on the ballot” and “anti-Black racism is on the ballot” in 2020, they are dead right.

American Fascism: It Has Happened Here

Sarah Churchwell The New York Review of Books
Many of Trump's critics see fascist tendencies in his rhetoric glorifying violence and disregarding the rule of law, democratic processes, and civil liberties; Trump and his supporters regularly embrace traditions of American fascism themselves.
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