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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.

 

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Das Kapital in Kiswahili

Joachim Mwami, Loren Balhorn Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Dr. Joachim Mwami, a retired professor of sociology at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, began translating Capital into Kiswahili, the language spoken by roughly 100 million people across East Africa.

Paul Tillich's Socialist Decision

Matt McManus Bias Magazine
This too-little-knows treatise by Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite teacher was written in Germany, notes reviewer McManus, as the Nazis were transitioning "from a threatening political movement to a lethal political dictatorship."

Foods With Misleading Names

The Browser editors The Browser
From Mongolian barbecue to Russian dressing, you can’t tell a food’s origin by its name.

Once Upon A Time

Fred Norman
Bay Area poet Fred Norman, a dedicated pacifist in Veterans for Peace, died on December 30. His anti-war poetry lives on.

Is a Civil War Ahead?

David Remnick The New Yorker
A year after the attack on the Capitol, the country is suspended between democracy and autocracy. That sense of uncertainty radically heightens the likelihood of episodic bloodletting in America, and even the risk of civil war.

Food and Culture

Ashawnta Jackson JSTOR Daily
Food is complicated. That creation you love from “The Great British Baking Show? It’s been the subject of arguments over culture, identity and copyright.