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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.

Did Trump’s Actions on January 6 Reach the Level of Treason?

Jesse Jackson Chicago Sun-Times
The hearings have shown, Donald Trump was in the room. Was it treason? The framers of the Constitution had “a very specific image in mind — men gathering with guns, forming an army and marching on the seat of government.”

Tidbits – June 16, 2022 – Reader Comments: Jan 06 Coup Congressional Hearings; Karl Marx Was Right – Capitalism Exploits; Lessons on Labor’s Past; Ukraine War – Why Did Portside Run This Article; 50th Anniversary of the Case of Puerto Rico

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Reader Comments: Jan. 06 Coup and Congressional Hearings; Karl Marx Was Right - Capitalism Exploits; Staughton Lynd Responds to Lessons on Labor's Past; Ukraine War - Why did Portside run this article; 50th Anniversary of the Case of Puerto Rico

Without Mark Meadows, January 6th Might Never Have Happened

Susan B. Glasser The New Yorker
Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's final chief of staff supported the reckless pursuit of the “rigged election” fever dream which Trump personally began laying the groundwork for months before the election had even taken place, and still refuses to disavow

Trump’s Missing Phone Records Have a Familiar Stink of Criminality

Alex Shephard The New Republic
Seven hours and 37 minutes: That’s the length of the gap in the official White House records of phone calls placed to or from Donald Trump’s phone during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol. Three hours more than the Grateful Dead’s longest concert
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