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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.

On Giving Tuesday: New Challenges for the Left

Portside Moderators Portside
Once in a while, we – the volunteer moderators of Portside – take the opportunity to talk directly to us – the entire Portside community – about how we see things and how you can pitch in, especially for Giving Tuesday. Our thoughts, in brief:

It’s Been a Helluva Year, Tuesday Is Giving Tuesday

Portside Moderator Portside
Once in a while, we – the volunteer moderators of Portside – take the opportunity to talk directly to us – the entire Portside community – about how we see things and how you can pitch in. (Tuesday is Giving Tuesday) Our thoughts, in brief:

Netanyahu’s Comeback Widens Divide Over Israel Among American Jews

Liam Stack New York Times
Less than half of US Jews had positive feelings for Mr. Netanyahu, according to a Pew Research Center study last year. Younger Jews, may not feel much connection with Israel at all - 27 percent between 18 and 29 said Israel was not important .....

Race Is Always on the Ballot

Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler Waging Nonviolence
While we breathe a collective sigh of relief that a "red wave" did not manifest, the fight for civil rights and inclusion is far from over.

After Floyd

Austin McCoy The Baffler
If you can’t rein in the police, you can’t save democracy

How the Working Families Party Helped the Dems Defy Gravity

Joe Dinkin and Natalia Salgado Medium
Reaction to the Republican Supreme Court’s attack on abortion rights, drove high Democratic turnout, especially among women and young voters, saw Democrats overperform polls in many places, just as in summer special elections in New York and Alaska.
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