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Tidbits - June 10, 2021 - Reader Comments: Manchin and the Filibuster; Secret IRS Files; Police Reform; Palestinian Workers; Gender Diversity; Evangelicals and MAGA; Whiteness of Wealth; Art of the Spanish Civil War; Books on Sale; Announcements

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Reader Comments: Manchin and the Filibuster; Secret IRS Files; Police Reform; Palestinian Workers; Gender Diversity; Evangelicals and MAGA; Whiteness of Wealth; Art of the Spanish Civil War; Books on Sale; Announcements; and more...

Friday Nite Videos | February 14, 2020

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Killer Mike Introduces Bernie Sanders. Drive-By Truckers - "Thoughts and Prayers". Bloomberg Battles His Stop-and-Frisk Past. AOC on Multiracial Democracy in 1 Minute. How Scientists Are Fighting the Coronavirus: A Three Minute Guide.

House Democrats End Gun Control Sit-in After 26 Hours; Concern Over Civil Liberties, Muslim Profiling

David Smith, Sabrina Siddiqui; Phyllis Bennis
Congressional sit-in over continued failure of Congress to tighten firearm laws. The historic sit-in in the House is impressive, but the two proposals they are demanding a vote on are very problematic. The Congressional sit-in protesters should be congratulated for standing up for their principles. And they should be pressured to make sure their plans to act on those principles don't undermine other principles of civil rights and equality.

Campus Action Toolkits: Fund the Future and State of Emergency

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USSA announces Campaign Toolkits are ready for USSA’s big campaigns: Fund The Future and State of Emergency. Toolkits are ready-to-go manuals everything from sample petitions and student government resolutions to tips on planning rallies and meet with legislators. Fund The Future is part of USSA’s efforts to win FREE Higher Education by doubling Pell Grants and increasing student eligibility. State of Emergency seeks to end racial profiling and restore voting rights.

Demand Justice - Federal Action Needed in Grand Jury's Failure to Hold Police Officer Accountable for Death of Eric Garner

Justice for Eric Garner and an end to discriminatory policing - New York City Council's Black, Latino and Asian Caucus; Center for Constitutional Rights Exec Director Vince Warren; Donna Lieberman, Exec Director, New York Civil Liberties Union. Sign your name - Demand the Department of Justice and Pres. Obama do everything in their power to indict Officer Pantaleo on federal criminal charges.

10 Ways the System Is Rigged to Protect Cops Who Kill; The American Justice System...Broken

Steven Rosenfeld; Albert Burneko
The system is substantially rigged in favor of letting officers off the hook for using excessive force in the line of duty. Policing in America is not broken. With the video of Eric Garner's death, it is impossible not to conclude that the justice system is institutionally biased in favor of using excessive and sometimes lethal force....The judicial system is not broken. American society is not broken. All are functioning perfectly, doing exactly what they have done.
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