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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.

 

Class Struggle and the Fight for Democracy: 8 Propositions

Deepak Bhargava and Harry Hanbury The Platypus
painting of a kkk  in a sheet with a gun and the words anti-jew, negro, catholic, foreigner and laborprolt    with with a “Any analysis of race that artificially divorces it from class & racial capitalism leads us once again down a dead-end path of a little bit more for some but nothing for most of us.” - Barbara Ransby

The Filibuster Is a Plot Against Kamala Harris

Thomas Geoghegan The New Republic
The Vice President has constitutional rights, too. By a quirk of history, the plot against America is now also a plot against a Black woman’s right to vote.

The Folly of School Openings as a Zero-Sum Game

Michelle D. Holmes, M.D., DRPH The American Prospect
We need to address the needs of students—and parents, and teachers. One size does not fit all, and race complicates the challenge.

MLK’s Forgotten Call for Economic Justice

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Nation
“Negroes have benefited from a limited change that was emotionally satisfying but materially deficient... Jobs are harder to create than voting rolls.”

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.

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Is a Civil War Ahead?

David Remnick The New Yorker
A year after the attack on the Capitol, the country is suspended between democracy and autocracy. That sense of uncertainty radically heightens the likelihood of episodic bloodletting in America, and even the risk of civil war.

The Impact of the Browning of America on Anti-Blackness

Charles M. Blow New York Times
The coming shift of the country from mostly white to mostly nonwhite — is one of the greatest hopes in the fight against white supremacy and oppression. For me, white supremacy is only one foot of the beast. The other is anti-Blackness.
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