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Why the American Left Embodies the True Spirit of Patriotism

Amanda Marcotte / Salon AlterNet
Don’t mistake the showy right-wing flag-waving and loud anthem-singing for patriotism. True patriotism resides with people who hope and believe that this country is capable of living up to the values enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

Tidbits - July 2, 2020 - Reader Comments: Today's Movement; American Fascism; Carl Reiner and Black Lives Matter; Confederate Monuments; Defund the Military; Police Violence; Slavery in Illinois; Laundry Workers & COVID; Student Voting; Concert for Cuba

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Reader Comments: Today's Movement - Make It Last; American Fascism; Carl Reiner and Black Lives Matter; Confederate Monuments; Defund the Military; Police Violence; Slavery in Illinois; Laundry Workers & COVID; Student Voting; Concert for Cuba; more

Make It Last; Make It Grow!

Michael Albert ZNet
We need to come away from the current upheavals with organization, with vision and goals, with program and campaigns that all persist and mature and strengthen rather than folding back into business as usual.

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It’s Not Just Food

Editors, Taste Taste
The fight against systemic racism and police brutality is alive, and we feel it’s critical for us as a publication to participate by elevating a diverse group of voices across our platforms.

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Labor Constituency Groups Statement on the Recent Protests

APALA, APRI, CBTU, CLUW, LCLAA, Pride At Work
This is not just a Black issue nor just a race issue. It is an institutional issue that has been built upon Black exploitation and social division. But the way some police so flagrantly kill Black people demands we all say BlackLivesMatter.
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