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Meet the Detroit Socialist Running to Rein in the Police

Interview by Courtney Smith Jacobin
Landis Spencer is a socialist running for the civilian board that oversees the Detroit Police Department. His goal: to curb police power and shift public money to poor and working-class residents.

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On Creative Destruction, Myths, and Revolution

David B. Feldman Monthly Review
This new history of Detroit seeks to guide readers through a century of the city's class struggles and the population's responses to deindustrialization, bankruptcy, and post-bankruptcy neoliberal-sponsored revival.

Anti-Asian Violence and the U.S. Role in Asia

Kent Wong and Stewart Kwoh Portside
What are fundamental causes resulting in thousands of documented acts of anti-Asian hatred and violence, in many instances directed at Asian American women and elders? This analysis must include the long history of U.S. global anti-Asian animus.

How Palestine Advocates Can Support Black Struggle

Kristian Davis Bailey The Electronic Intifada
demonstration protsting police murder of George Floyd and other Black people Recent Black Lives Matter protests have sparked conversations about how to act in better solidarity with the Black struggle. How to move beyond rhetorical statements? How to address anti-Blackness among non-Black Arab communities?

Media Bits and Bytes - July 16, 2019

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The Chicago Defender; Facial Recognition; Left in the Info Age; Cancel Amazon Prime; Rightists Cry Bias; Detroit Cops and Social Media; Disappearing Local Papers; Too Left for the MSM
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