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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years 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 2023.

Where Are They Now? Trump Administration Edition.

Megan K. Stack New York Times
Current and former government officials, now lobbyists, among the most glorified and vilified characters of these tumultuous years have forged a peace—working together to ensure the world’s wealthiest and most powerful players thrive amid the turmoil

The Myth of the Good Trump Official

Michelle Goldberg New York Times
A central theme of the Jan. 6 hearings has been Republican redemption. A parade of Republican witnesses has testified to being pushed beyond the limits of their loyalty to Donald Trump.

Trump’s Missing Phone Records Have a Familiar Stink of Criminality

Alex Shephard The New Republic
Seven hours and 37 minutes: That’s the length of the gap in the official White House records of phone calls placed to or from Donald Trump’s phone during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol. Three hours more than the Grateful Dead’s longest concert

Have We Forgotten…Afghanistan

H Patricia Hynes Portside
The US 20-year war and occupation in Afghanistan, waged to avenge the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, has taken the lives of more than 71,000 Afghani and Pakistani civilians.

The Next American Coup? - A Recurring Nightmare?

Alfred McCoy TomDispatch
Don’t imagine that anything truly began at the Capitol on January 6th. Admittedly, a coup attempt was indeed launched for the first time in this country. Donald Trump ran for president already focused on turning the American system upside down.

Tidbits - Oct. 28, 2021 - Reader Comments: GOP Congress Members & White House Plotted Jan. 6 Insurrection; Military Spending Higher than Ever; Kyrsten Sinema; Trump Tax Cuts; Critical Race Theory; Larry Itliong; New film - Cuba in Africa; more

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Reader Comments: GOP Congress Members & White House Plotted Jan. 6 Insurrection; Military Spending Higher than Ever; Kyrsten Sinema; Secret Conservative Group Pushed Trump Tax Cuts; Critical Race Theory; Larry Itliong; New film - Cuba in Africa;

The GOP: Worker's Party or Party of the White Republic?

Bill Fletcher, Jr. The Bias Magazine: The Voice of the Christian Left
The Republican Party is a "working class party" now, according to its nationalist wing. But a deeper look at its pro-worker rhetoric reveals a longstanding trope of the "white worker" against invader populations.

What Is Joe Biden’s Israel Policy, Exactly?

Phyllis Bennis Foreign Policy in Forcus
The Biden administration thought it could muddle through with the usual pro-Israel platitudes, but rising awareness of Israeli apartheid is making that impossible.
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