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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.

‘The White Republic’: Concluding Thoughts by Bob Wing

Bob Wing Organizing Upgrade
Should we win socialism and eliminate capitalism in the U.S., significant racist stratification of the working class will continue. We will need to systematically root it out and defeat the racist forces within the working and middle class.

America’s Drug Wars: Fifty Years of Reinforcing Racism

Alfred McCoy Tomdispatch
It’s time to end the war on drug users — repeal the heavy penalties for possession; pardon the millions of nonviolent offenders; replace mass incarceration with mandatory drug treatment; restore voting rights to convicts and ex-convicts.

What Is Post-Trump Patriotism?

Kelly Candaele Capital and Main
Nearly six months to the day after self-proclaimed patriots inspired by then-President Donald Trump led a siege on Congress, what should patriotism look like?

Anti-Asian Violence Didn’t Start or End With Trump’s White House

Sara Kim Truthout
Over 85 Asian American and LGBTQ groups are “calling for a redistribution of wealth and resources into things like health care and housing … because we know that at the root of the violence that we see in our communities, is … inequality.”

Hope

H Patricia Hynes Portside
“Hope…is not the same as joy that things are going well…or…headed for early success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good...”

Key to Strategy #1: Know Your Enemy

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
To “know” our enemy, we need to grasp its essential character, its strengths, and its vulnerabilities.That translates today into getting the clearest possible picture of the racist and authoritarian coalition that has “Make America Great Again”.
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