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Tidbits – Sept. 15, 2022 – Reader Comments: Women’s Vote Key in November Elections; Aretha Franklin; Angela Davis; Clean Environment; Chile, Ukraine War; Legacy of Violence: History of British Empire; Barbara Dane Book Launch; Cartoons; More…

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Reader Comments: Women's Vote Key in November Elections; Aretha Franklin; Angela Davis; Getting a Clean and Safe Environment; Chile, Ukraine War; Legacy of Violence: History of the British Empire; Barbara Dane Book Launch; Cartoons; more....

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The Evolution of a Radical Thinker

Thomas Filbin The Arts Fuse
This new biography of the famed Harlem Renaissance poet, novelist, and historian focuses on his pioneering work in the early international Communist movement on behalf of Black liberation.

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Beyond a Biography: Seeing C.L.R. James Afresh

Paul Buhle New Frame
John L Williams’ new book on the pan-African thinker is a marvel that offers a close, meticulous description of his life and thinking, untangling his transformations and inviting reacquaintance.

Moments of Rupture: The 1930s and the Great Depression

Michael Goldfield and Cody R. Melcher Organizing Upgrade
Occasionally, in politics and social-economic struggles, there occur "moments of rupture," periods of dizzying and dramatic change when hosts of opportunities present themselves and existing arrangements of power are radically altered.

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Fanon Can’t Save You Now

Todd Cronan Los Angeles Review of Books
This newly published collection of newspaper columns enriches our understanding of this singly important revolutionary theorist and activist.

Fred Hampton Murdered by Chicago Police 50 Years Ago

Ted Pearson; Norman Stockwell, Frances Madeson interviewing Jeffrey Haas
Early morning, December 4, 1969, fourteen police officers executed a search warrant on a Chicago flat rented by the Black Panther Party. Supposedly looking for illegal weapons, instead, they shot and killed two people, leaving four others wounded.

Building a Solidarity Economy in Jackson, Mississippi

Cheree Franco The Indypendent
Cooperation Jackson is a long term vision. “We’re going to ultimately have to create our own network of supply and value chain. If we exist in a bubble, we won’t survive. It’s a big experiment in democracy."

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There Is a Scottsboro in Every Country

Amanda Reid Public Books
Two books look to the histories of the Communist International and the Tricontinental movement to evaluate how organizing around color and region can effect global struggles against oppression and grow in tandem with multiracial workers’ movements.
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