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America Now Has Its First Fascist President

Robert Zaller The Triangle
Trump didn’t proclaim himself a fascist. Possibly he didn’t know or even now perhaps doesn’t know himself to be one. But he fits the definition, and now he fills the bill.

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Perry Anderson's Long Goodbye to Gramsci's Hegemony

Bruce Robbins The Nation
Perry Anderson based his early Antonio Gramsci work on a reading of ruling class political hegemony based on consent. Now he insists that coercion is at history’s heart, a reading he also ascribes to Gramsci. Both propositions are overstated.

The Former Community Organizer and Activist Who Became a Historian - Maurice Jackson

Erik Moshe History News Network
I had been a community organizer all my life; I was one of the top leaders of the Communist Party of the United States, joining as a teenager, staying some years...at a certain point in my life, I knew it was time to leave. I was a supporter of perestroika and glasnost and the party rejected it...

African American Anti-Fascists in the Spanish Civil War

Peter Carroll BlackPast.org
Anti-fascist volunteer Canute Frankson explained his motivation in a letter home in 1937: “We will build us a new society—a society of peace and plenty. There will be no color line, no jim-crow trains, no lynching. That is why, my dear, I’m here in Spain.”

Friday Nite Videos | April 27, 2018

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Pain and Terror: America Remembers Lynching. All Along the Watchtower | Playing for Change. How Michael Cohen Pleading the 5th Could Backfire on Donald Trump. Trump Freaks Out on Fox & Friends. Kanye West Ignites a Debate About Racism.

Pain and Terror: America Remembers Its Past

 
More than 4,400 enslaved black men, women and children were lynched by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. As America’s first memorial and museum dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people opens in Montgomery, Alabama, Guardian reporter Ed Pilkington meets founder and racial justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson
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