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The Hidden History of the Arnautoff Mural

David Bacon The Stansbury Forum
panel of Arnautoff mural ...painting over the mural doesn’t redress the historical crime that the mural shows – if anything, it covers up the critique of it, a goal the McCarthyites and their committees were never able to achieve.

Friday Nite Videos | July 5, 2019

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Warehouses | John Oliver. Line Rider | Hall of the Mountain King. Robert Reich: Should We Abolish Billionaires? What Antlers Can Teach Us About Cancer and Regrowing Limbs. We Tried Skating On Confederate Monuments for July 4th.

We Tried Skating On Confederate Monuments for July 4th

In this episode of Can You Skate It, Taji Ameen and his friends travel to Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederate States of America, to shred the statues on their skateboards. Because nothing says “Fuck your racist history” like skating all over it.

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Los Angeles: City of Segregation

Adam Tomes Counterfire
The book under review documents a century of struggle against the partitioning of groups on the basis of race through property markets, constructions of community, and the scourge of neoliberalism, revealing racialist ideology and means to end it.

Fighting Against Racism—And For a Better Paycheck—On the Docks

Shaun Richman In These Times
The exceptional role of the ILWU in many left-wing struggles is often glancingly mentioned in historical accounts of the postwar labor movement. This book is the first time all of these examples and more have been brought together in a comprehensive

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The Play’s the Thing

Peter Olney and Gene Bruskin Stansbury Forum
New play, about Reconstruction. This was really a turning point in US history when America almost did the right thing. The South was writing new state constitutions and African Americans were getting elected to local and national offices.
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