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Grief Over Time - Ten Years Since the Murder of Trayvon Martin

Derecka Purnell New York Magazine
Sybrina Fulton, lost her son Trayvon Martin ten years ago this month, found her painful place in American history. She feels honored when supporters compare her to Till-Mobley. “She’s an icon. She was the example of, you know, a strong Black woman,”

The Supreme Court Has Crossed the Rubicon

Linda Greenhouse New York Times
You know the Rubicon has been crossed when the Supreme Court issues a conservative voting rights order so at odds with settled precedent and without any sense of the moment that Chief Justice John Roberts feels constrained to dissent.

National Report on the Teaching of Reconstruction

Zinn Education Project Zinn Education Project
The dominant and distorted scholarship framed Reconstruction as an illegitimate enterprise that failed to sustain multiracial democracy. For much of the 20th century, this bogus history was used to justify denying Black people full citizenship.

After the Virginia Disaster, the Democrats Better Get to Work

Michael Tomasky The New Republic
Now more than ever, they need to keep their focus and pass their agenda. But is that what they think? Democrats need to change the topic to what they have accomplished while in power. But of course they have to accomplish it first.

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At a Massive Union Rally, the Promise of a Better South

Hamilton Nolan In These Times
Strikers sitting next to a blow up of Mother Jones Many unions sent buses full of supporters from all across the South. There were CWA and UAW members. There were teamsters, teachers, government workers and longshoremen all in union t-shirts. This is what solidarity looks like.

White People’s Stake in Ending the White Republic

Erin Heaney Organizing Upgrade
Organizing poor and working white people – who are not currently a part of our movement but who have everything to gain by joining multiracial formations, especially in the South – provides a major opportunity to break the power of a white republic.
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