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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.

Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History

Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History New York Times
Across the country there have been more than 4,700 demonstrations - an average of 140 per day, since the first protests began, according to a Times analysis. Turnout ranges from dozens to tens of thousands in about 2,500 small towns and large cities

Tomorrow's World, Today

Collective 20 Collective 20
COVID-19, and before Covid everything else, has raised a question that is now percolating, and even reverberating. And then came a white knee crushing a Black neck. A dream so long deferred suddenly exploded in city after city. What's next?

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

NBA Players Face the Question: To Boycott or Not to Boycott

Dave Zirin The Nation
A debate heats up among NBA players over whether to return to the court amid nationwide protests against racist violence. Many players feel the issues of racial justice and stopping police violence are pressing, now is not the time for pro basketball

Readers Respond to Portside Posts on Police, Police Unions and the Labor Movement

Mark Allen, Elena Marcheschi; Ethan Young; Steve A Greenfield; Tina Shannon; John Tarleton; David Berger; Bill Moberly; John Meyerson; Gail Joseph: Michael Munk; Saul Schniderman; Bob Feb; Richard J. Lorenz Portside
Recent Portside posts have explored different sides of the repressive role of the police and whether or not police unions as they are constituted should remain within the labor movement. Here Portside readers respond.

America's True Patriots

Tom Conway United Steelworkers
When demonstrations erupted across the country after George Floyd's death at the hands of police officers, Donald Trump portrayed the protesters as America's enemies. But the protesters posed no threat. They're the nation's true patriots.

New Group Launches to Harness Political Power of Women

Julie Pace AP News
Dubbed Supermajority, the group, which describes itself as multiracial and intergenerational, has a goal of training and mobilizing 2 million women over the next year to become organizers and political leaders in their communities.

Lessons from the FBI’s Secret War on Activism

Michael Steven Smith The Indypendent
The FBI had played its role as the “political police of the national government,” Noam Chomsky wrote and the government maintained to the bitter end that it had a right to undermine an organization just because of its ideas.
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