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Is Trump Planning a Coup d’État?

Sasha Abramsky The Nation
Many observers—including Republicans—worry that he is. They’re organizing now to stop him. Given the administration’s record of embracing “numerous corrupt and authoritarian practices,” huge numbers of Americans must be ready to take to the streets

The Halted Progress of Criminal-Justice Reform

Jeffrey Toobin The New Yorker
Prosecutors are charging protesters with federal crimes, exposing them to long prison sentences, in another example of the Justice Department’s grotesque overreach under Attorney General William Barr.

Make It Last; Make It Grow!

Michael Albert ZNet
We need to come away from the current upheavals with organization, with vision and goals, with program and campaigns that all persist and mature and strengthen rather than folding back into business as usual.

Tidbits - June 11, 2020 - Reader Comments: Military Command Responds to Trump; 2020 - Will Trump Go? Can Biden Win?; Police, Community Control, #DefundPolice, George Floyd; Police and Labor; Nobel Prize for Cuban Medical Brigades;;....more

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Reader Comments: Military Command Responds to Trump; 2020 - Will Trump Go? Can Biden Win?; Police, Community Control, #DefundPolice, George Floyd; Police and Labor; Nobel Prize for Cuban Medical Brigades; Resources; Announcements; Cartoons;....more

De Blasio Staffers Demand `Radical Change from Mayor' in Open Letter

Shant Shahrigian New York Daily News
Two-hundred thirty-six current and former staffers for Mayor de Blasio signed an open letter calling on him to live up to the promises of reform that initially drew them to work for him. One demand is to cut the $6 billion police budget by 1/6.

Tidbits - June 4, 2020 - Reader Comments: George Floyd's final words; Protests for George; against police brutality, against massive militarized police, against systemic racism and white supremacy; against Trump; nature of police unions; more...

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Reader Comments: George Floyd's final words; Protests for George; against police brutality, against massive militarized police, against systemic racism and white supremacy; against Trump; nature of police unions; mail-in voting; labor solidarity;
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