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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.

 

The Civil Rights Movement Did Not Fail

Bruce Hartford Civil Rights Movement Archive
The Civil Rights Movement did have its shortcomings, it did not fail because we successfully carried the torch a significant distance down Freedom Road. Now, we hand off to the next generation, and all the generations of freedom fighters to come.

Why Paul Robeson’s Voice Still Rings True Today

Tayo Aluko The Progressive
Those who desecrated the Capitol in January called themselves patriots. Millions supported them, including members of both Houses. This again reminded one of Robeson, because seventy-two years earlier, another angry mob might well have lynched him.

Confronting 'Who We Are'

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson History News Network
The insurrectionary actions unfolding on Capitol Hill were the doing of pro-Trump extremists and domestic terrorists. But a look at history suggests that in many ways, these events have a long tradition in this country.

Tidbits - June 25, 2020 - Reader Comments: Unite to Defeat Trump; Lynchings, Racial Violence; Trump's Arms Race; When So Many Police are Vets; Teachers Union: Cops Out of Schools; Labor and Police; McCarthyism and Black Freedom Movement; Roy Cohn; more

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Reader Comments: Unite to Defeat Trump; Lynchings, Racial Violence; Trump's Arms Race; Problem When So Many Police are Vets; Teachers Union: Cops Out of Schools; Labor and Police; McCarthyism and Black Freedom Movement; Southern Communists; Roy Cohn;

Tidbits - Oct. 24, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; AOC, Bernie; Young Voters, Democratic Socialism; Nuclear Weapons; Kurds; Peter Handke; Zuckerberg; Girls' Soccer; Lynchings map; Future of Warehouse Jobs; World Social Forum; more ...

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; AOC, Bernie; Young Voters Choosing Democratic Socialism; Nuclear Weapons; Kurds; Zuckerberg defense; Girls' Soccer Team Penalized; American Lynchings map; Future of Warehouse Jobs; World Social Forum; announcements ...

Lynching and Antilynching: Art and Politics in the 1930s

M. Lee Stone M. Lee Stone Fine Prints
Art dealer, M.Lee Stone has put together an incredible exhibit of 1930's prints that deal with the reality of lynchings of African Americans. "The lynchings of the past are still with us today only in a different form. Black communities across the country are the scenes of mass incarcerations and the disproportionate sentencing of people of color as well the indiscriminate shooting by the police of black persons that we see and hear about too frequently.
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