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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years 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 2023.

"Will We Become Our Enemy?": Rare Salman Rushdie Address

Renowned Indian British novelist Salman Rushdie is in critical condition and faces a long road to recovery after he survived an assassination attempt Friday morning. We feature Rushdie in his own words, a 2004 speech on freedom of expression at a  PEN America event. "Will we become our enemy or not? Will we become repressive as our enemy is repressive? Will we become intolerant as our enemy is intolerant, or will we not?" Transcript.

Tidbits - Jan. 9, 2020 - Soleimani Assassination; Threats to Iranian Cultural Sites; Jewish Life in Iran; Marx’s Concept of Socialism; Austria’s New Government; Mideast Resources; Puerto Rico fundraiser; Global Day of Protest No War On Iran;

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The Americans, the Saudis, and the Israelis: Assassins Without Borders

John Feffer Foreign Policy In Focus
Saudi Arabia's apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea - or Israel and the United States. State-sponsored assassination is a ruthless gamble. But other countries have gotten away with it.

'I resign because I refuse to serve as an empire chaplain'

Andrea Germanos Common Dreams
A US Army chaplain has resigned to protest the use of drones in a "policy of unaccountable killing." "I resign," he says, "because I refuse to support U.S. policy of preventive war, permanent military supremacy and global power projection. "

Tea Party Roots in the Dallas of 1963

Bill Minutaglio Washington Post
If today’s extremist rhetoric sounds familiar, that’s because it is eerily, poignantly similar to the vitriol aimed squarely at John F. Kennedy during his presidency. And just like today, Texans were leading what some of them saw as a moral crusade. To find the very roots of the tea party of 2013, just go back to downtown Dallas in 1963, back to the months and weeks leading to the Kennedy assassination.
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