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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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The Culinary World of Pompeii

Sally Grainger Legion of Honor
The Roman culinary experience, as reflected in the vast amount of evidence that survives in Pompeii, was a great deal more ordinary than we have been led to believe.

Dark Capitalism Is the Biggest Trend in TV

Olivia Ovenden Esquire
Series like 'Squid Game', 'Succession' and 'Dopesick' show the view from the bottom and very top of the economic ladder, and remind us there's a great distance between the two

Return to the White Chrysanthemums

Esther Kamkar
Esther Kamkar writes political poetry indirectly, taking us back to the unforgettable images of the death of a child trying to cross the Rio Grande.

Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: A Guide for Foreigners

Tamara Prosic Friends of Socialist China
This book is written by a professor in the School of Marxism Studies at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, and it aims to explain the theory and practice of contemporary governance in that country.

‘The Harder They Fall’: A Big, Star-Studded Black Western

David Erlich IndieWire
“The Harder They Fall”, the dynamic black western, corrects the historical record. Manifest Destiny may have been a uniquely Anglo-Saxon concept, but white people weren’t alone in the westward expansion that followed the Civil War.

Under Subpoena

Michel Steven Krug New Verse News
Minneapolis poet/lawyer Michel Steven Krug captures the uneasy mood of these political times, the degradation of democracy, its vulnerability.