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Tidbits - July 11, 2019 -Reader Comments: Building Unity to Defeat Trump; Concentration Camps; History and Left contributions; Arnautoff Mural; Syriza Lessons; Ida B. Wells; Lights for Liberty demonstrations; Beyond NAFTA 2.0; more

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Reader Comments: Building Unity to Defeat Trump; Concentration Camps; Debating History and contributions from the Left; Arnautoff Mural; Syriza Lessons; Ida B. Wells; Lights for Liberty demonstrations; Beyond NAFTA 2.0; Resources; Announcements; more

Korean Women Take On Trump

Christine Ahn Foreign Policy in Focus
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis recently made the Trump administration’s first overseas trip. His destination: South Korea and Japan. In South Korea, Mattis’ first stop, women demanding genuine human security are at the forefront of the resistance.

Struggle for Peace Links to All Movements

World Beyond War World Beyond War
Anti-war, immigrant rights and communities of color, environmental rights, LGBTQ and women's rights -- all and more are linked to real justice and peace.

How to Oppose the Coming Tide of Right-Wing Planned Parenthood Protests

Katie Klabusich Truthout
Instead of demonstrating outside of Planned Parenthood, Joyce Arthur, executive director of Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC), suggests demonstrating outside a "crisis pregnancy center" -- one of the fake clinics run by ideologically extreme religious groups -- or at the office of a local anti-choice group. Also on her list are public areas like city hall.

Japanese Internment and its Implications for Today

Linda Gordon The Asia-Pacific Journal
Until 2006, almost no one knew of Dorothea Lange's photographs of the Japanese internment. These were also commissioned by the federal government, but had never been published as a collection, and approximately 97 percent of them have never been published at all.1 Their neglect resulted from US Army censorship: once the brass saw the photographs, they quickly impounded them for the duration of the war, and afterward placed them in the National Archives.2

No Plans to Abandon Our Freedom Dreams

Linda Burnham Portside
In this roiling environment, it may seem that debate over “identity politics” is of relatively little consequence. But it is, in fact, central to how the Democratic Party and progressives approach 2018 and 2020, and to whether and how the party regroups to become an effective shield against the far-right onslaught. It is of enormous importance to a left that must focus its influence on shaping the political frameworks and strategies most capable of defeating Trumpism.

Defeat Trump: Developing Latino Voter Outreach Campaigns

Dolores Delgado Campbell and Duane Campbell Democratic Left
Of Latino voters, Mexican and Mexican American voters are particularly strident in opposition to Trump because this campaign has targeted them and members of their families and has fostered the growth of right-wing and militia groups, particularly in border states. This kind of populist right-wing white nationalism is what passed California Proposition 187 in 1994, Arizona bill 1070 in 2010, and similar anti-immigrant legislation around the nation.

Thinking About the Election

Michael Albert and Stephen R. Shalom The Real News Network
As the U.S. election season proceeds, there is contro-versy, confusion, consternation, and sometimes re-crimination. Below, in a question and answer format, we present our views on these matters, hoping to contribute to the discussion.

Tidbits - August 11, 2016 - Reader Comments: Elections, Supreme Court, Defeat Trump; Nagasaki; A.J. Muste; Jews Support #BlackLivesMatter; Rock Against TPP Concerts; more...

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Reader Comments: 2016 Elections, Supreme Court, All In To Defeat Trump; Nagasaki - The World Did Not Need US's Experiment; A.J. Muste - An Inspiration for Today; Labor Must Take on Capital; Black Lives Matter takes on Education and Police Unions; Jewish Support for #BlackLivesMatter; Palestine Removed from GoogleMaps - What You Can Do; Announcements: New Book - Women Fight the Islamic State;Rock Against the TPP Concerts - Seattle, Portland and San Francisco; and more.
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