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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.

Keith Ellison’s Narrow Victory

William P. Jones Dissent
Minnesotans voted to reelect the attorney general who prosecuted Derek Chauvin. The result holds important lessons for the Democratic Party on its approach to criminal justice.

After Floyd

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

Juneteenth: Reckoning, Backlash, and the Fight Ahead

Kyle Strickland and Shahrzad Shams Roosevelt Institute
The murder of George Floyd fueled the largest demonstrations for justice, liberation, and transformative policy change in American history. We are now living through a period of backlash to that moment. Juneteenth calls us to the work that remains.

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I Just Read His Name Is George Floyd

Zillah Eisenstein Medium
George Floyd was committed to being a person that mattered. But he was also Black, so he could never catch a break. As he got older the police were always at the ready. The day Chauvin murdered him was not the first time he had met Chauvin.

Is the Window for System Change Closing?

Jamila Hodge The Crime Report
Some people think that building an alternative to our current harmful system means starting from scratch; but that’s far from the truth. Innovative, community-based programs that heal and prevent violence are humming and ready to grow.

Outlawing the Truth

Adam Sanchez The Progressive
Three things that could become illegal in my Philadelphia classroom if Pennsylvania House Bill 1532 becomes law: analyzing the original text of the U.S. Constitution, reading Martin Luther King Jr.’s writing, and discussing inequitable school funding
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