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Your Last Opportunity: Let's Make Waves Together

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Because of Portside, a lot of people who are determined to make their own history will have the tools to do it -- the emotional sustenance, the information, the analysis, the connections -- to meet the extraordinary situation we all confront.

Confronting 'Who We Are'

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson History News Network
The insurrectionary actions unfolding on Capitol Hill were the doing of pro-Trump extremists and domestic terrorists. But a look at history suggests that in many ways, these events have a long tradition in this country.

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Multiracial Democracy or Fascist-Like Autocracy?

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Georgia. MAGA insurrection. Impeachment. Conviction? Two different futures, an inclusive multiracial democracy or a fascist-like autocracy -- are colliding right now. This is about what we, and you, can do to determine which future will win.

Friday Nite Videos | January 15, 2021

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Bernie Sanders on America's Way Forward. Documentary: MLK/FBI. New Footage Shows What It Was. Like Inside the Trump Mob at the Capitol. How QAnon Addicts Its Followers. How Trump Has Incited Violence for Years.

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How QAnon Addicts Its Followers

VICE News investigates the who, what, and why behind the QAnon conspiracy movement to understand its radicalizing impact on society, in the wake of the Capitol riots.

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How Trump Has Incited Violence for Years

'Knock the crap out of 'em, would you? I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees' — Trump has been inciting violence from his supporters for years.

DoJ: Rioters Aimed to 'Capture and Assassinate' Lawmakers

Elliot Hannon Slate
In a court filing late Thursday, the DoJ laid out the goal of the attack in uniquely stark terms: “the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government."
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