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Media Bits and Bytes - August 27, 2019

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Big Tech's Taxes; Hacking Elections; Epoch Times; Brazil Blackout; Internet's Cleaning Crew; Israel's App; Online Tributes to Palestinian Grandmothers; Cherrypicking Tweets to Make a Media Myth

The Skokie March That Wasn’t - Lessons for Today

Isaac Brosilow Jewish Currents
Skokie and the Nazis - there were massive counter-demonstrations, black and Jewish solidarity, Holocaust survivors who vowed to confront the Nazis in the streets, and a grassroots of proud, leftist Jews.This untold history offers lessons for today.

California Police Worked With Neo-Nazis

Sam Levin The Guardian
Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents

books

Street Fighting Men

Luca Provenzano Los Angeles Review of Books
This book is an international history of the movement named "Antifa," discussing its roots and constraints. Reviewer Provenzano offers an assessment.

Friday Nite Videos | September 8, 2017

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The Racist Eugenics Roots of Anti-Immigrant Policy. Steely Dan | Do It Again. Antifa: Antagonists of the Alt-Right. The Mastermind Behind Trump's Travel Ban. How Coffee Affects Your Brain.
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