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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.

Tidbits - Feb. 17, 2022 - Reader Comments: Labor Law Reform; Art Spiegelman, Maus and Book Bans; Megadrought; Paul Robeson; Peekskill from One Who Was There; NFL, Brian Flores, Systemic Racism; U.S. and Russian Women Call for Peace; more....

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We Are Long Overdue for a Paul Robeson Revival

Peter Dreier Los Angeles Review of Books
In the 1970s, Robeson’s admirers — boosted by the upsurge of black studies and black cultural projects, the waning of the Cold War — began to rehabilitate his reputation with various tributes, documentary films, books, concerts, exhibits, and a play

Tidbits - Jan. 27, 2022 - Reader Comments: Abortion; Bronx Apartment Fire; Homelessness; Pandemic; Cryptocurrency; Alabama Amazon Union Election Do-Over; Tonga Tsunami; Lorraine Hansberry; Sidney Poitier, Paul Robeson; JFK Assassination; more...

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Reader Comments: Abortion; Bronx Apartment Fire; Homelessness; Pandemic; Cryptocurrency; Alabama Amazon Union Election Do-Over; Tonga Tsunami; Emma Watson; Lorraine Hansberry; Sidney Poitier, Paul Robeson; JFK Assassination Revisited; more...

Tidbits - Jan. 6, 2022 - Reader Comments: Green New Deal; Martin Luther King; Paul Robeson, 40s, 50s Civil Rights Movement; Fred Hampton; Africa, Congo, Lumumba, CIA; Athletes, Mental Health; Fossil Fuels; Medicare; NYC Labor & the New Mayor; more

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Reader Comments: Green New Deal and 2022, 2024; Omicron; Martin Luther King; Paul Robeson, 40s, 50s Civil Rights Movement; Fred Hampton; Africa, Congo, Lumumba, CIA; Athletes and Mental Health; Fossil Fuels; Medicare; NYC Labor & the New Mayor; more

Was Folk Music a Commie Plot?

Mat Callahan Monthly Review
U.S. music was shaped to a considerable extent by people the government sought to destroy. Even as it mounted an effective attack on the Communist Party, the government was unable to erase the influence of musicians with which it was associated.

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.

Tidbits - Oct. 15, 2020 - Reader Comments: Right-Wing Plots - Kidnap Governors, Voter Suppression, Supreme Court; 2020 Elections; Learning from History - Nonviolence, Self-Defense and Provocateurs; 50-50 All Souls to the Polls Concert This Weekend; more

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Reader Comments: Right Wing Plots - Kidnap Governors, Voter Suppression, Take Over Judiciary, Supreme Court; 2020 Elections; Learning from History - Nonviolence, Self-Defense and Provocateurs; 50-50 All Souls to the Polls Concert This Weekend; more
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