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The Long Shadow of Racial Fascism

Alberto Toscano Boston Review
Recent debates have centered on whether it’s appropriate to compare Trump to European fascists. But radical Black thinkers have long argued that racial slavery created its own unique form of American fascism.

Friday Nite Videos | November 06, 2020

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Leonard Cohen | Democracy Is Coming to the USA. Leela James | A Change Is Gonna Come. Trump Cries Fraud and Calls Dibs on the Presidency. How QAnon Has Gone Global. Trump, McCain, Bush and Carter: Different Reactions to Bad Election Results.

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Strike for Democracy!

Stephanie Luce Organizing Upgrade
Strikes are rare but political strikes are on the agenda more than they have been in many years. Labor Action to Defend Democracy has come together to "plant seeds and stir the pot," and work with community partners to protect the vote.

The Revolutionary Beethoven

Chris Wright Dissent
In the year of the great composer’s 250th birthday, we can retune our ears to pick up the subversive and passionately democratic nature of his music.
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