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Donald Trump Has Normalized Fascism

Jason Stanley Guardian
By giving a growing fascist social and political movement in the United States a classically authoritarian leader, Trump shaped and exacerbated it, and his time in politics has normalized it.

Turnout Key to Beat the Right in California Recall

Irene Rojas-Carroll and Marcy Rein Organizing Upgrade
“By voting NO on the recall we are saying we want to keep expanding health care for all, expand rent protections so people can keep a roof over their heads, and keep protecting essential workers and immigrants.”

For the People Act vs. Jim Crow in New Clothes

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
A broad coalition of groups is calling for a week of action April 5-9 to press for passage of the For the People Act, S.1 – federal legislation that would counter the GOP’s push for harsh state-level voter suppression bills.

Five Lessons From Israel’s Election

Jonathan Cook The Electronic Intifada
With the triumph of the far-right in Israel, the backing of “peace partners” in the Gulf, and no likely obstruction from the White House whoever its occupant, the Palestinians have become a non-issue.

Countering Christian Zionism in the Age of Trump

Mimi Kirk Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)
adult and child walking on a dirt path “Christian Zionism is an extremist ideology, but it’s also incredibly broadly held and is part of a larger Christian package of belief. Most people who hold it don’t realize they’re holding really hateful beliefs..."

The American Dark Money Behind Europe’s Far Right

Mary Fitzgerald and Claire Provost The New York Review of Books
politican kissing rosary A recent openDemocracy investigation found that America’s Christian right spent at least $50 million of “dark money” to fund campaigns and advocacy in Europe over the past decade.
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