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For the People Act vs. Jim Crow in New Clothes

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
A broad coalition of groups is calling for a week of action April 5-9 to press for passage of the For the People Act, S.1 – federal legislation that would counter the GOP’s push for harsh state-level voter suppression bills.

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This Guilty Land

Eric Foner London Review of Books
A leading historian of 19th century US history reviews two recent books on Lincoln and John Brown, charting the background to the Civil War and its lingering heritage today.

For Hope, Look South

Nelson Perez-Olney The Stansbury Forum
man standing on Pettus Bridge Every part of this country, north south east and west, owes its origin and wealth to our “peculiar institution” as well as other less notorious programs of government sanctioned/ignored exploitation and murder of the poor, immigrants, women.

The Confederacy Finally Stormed the Capitol

Elie Mystal The Nation
President Trump should be impeached, removed from office, and then arrested for inciting his supporters to besiege and invade the US Capitol. Because the rioters were white, they were allowed to walk away. But just imagine if they had been Black.

The Story Behind the Lee Statue in Richmond, Virginia

Peter Rachleff The Progressive
Since the May 25 murder of George Floyd, the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia, erected in 1890, has been a focus of protests, graffiti, and public pressure calling for the removal of this offensive symbol of Confederate aspiration.
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