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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year 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 2022.

 

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.

Tidbits - Mar. 18, 2021 - Reader Comments: Stop Anti-Asian Violence; PRO Act; Filibuster; GOP Pushes More Voter Restrictions; Fukushima; Religion and Anti-Vietnam War Movement; Right-Wing Populism; lots of announcements and Zoom events; more....

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Reader Comments: Stop Anti-Asian Violence; PRO Act; Filibuster; GOP Pushes More Voter Restrictions; Fukushima - Ten Years On; Religion and Anti-Vietnam War Movement; Right-Wing Populism; lots of announcements and Zoom events; more....

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Can the Senate Restore Majority Rule?

Michael Tomasky New York Review of Books
Senate filibuster, invented to uphold slavery, needs abolishing before any progressive legislation passes. The author offers an insider’s account of how reactionary politicians use the upper house to repress working people and hamstring democracy.

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The Filibuster Is a Labor Issue

Hamilton Nolan IN THESE TIMES
Illustration of a man in a suit yelling with a stop circle above his head. The PRO Act will not pass unless we end the filibuster. Those two things are a package deal.
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