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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 Will This Political Violence Lead? Look to the 1850s.

JOSHUA ZEITZ Politico
In the mid-19th century, a pro-slavery minority — encouraged by lawmakers — used violence to stifle a growing anti-slavery majority. It wasn’t long before the other side embraced force as a necessary response.

This Is How To Put the Supreme Court in Its Place

Jamelle Bouie New York Times
There is no consensus for Court reform and there are not the votes for it in Congress. But circumstances do change, often unexpectedly. Should progressives gain the opportunity to make structural changes to the Supreme Court, they should take it.

W. E. B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction Is Essential Reading

Jeff Goodwin Jacobin
W. E. B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction in America is one of the greatest modern studies of revolution and counterrevolution. It’s also an extraordinary example of a materialist and class analysis of race under capitalism.

Why Are American Samoans Not American Citizens?

Edward Hunt Foreign Policy in Focus
In a recently published brief, the Justice Department claimed that residents of U.S. territories do not have a right to U.S. citizenship under the Constitution.

You’ve Been Lied to About the 1963 March on Washington

WILLIAM P. JONES Jacobin
The March on Washington was 59 years ago today. It’s popularly remembered as a moderate demonstration where MLK “had a dream” — but in fact, it was the decades-long culmination of a mass, working-class movement against racial and economic injustice.

White-Out at the White House

Jason Stanley Forum Magazine
Biden seeks counsel from a group of scholars who aren’t deeply versed in the racial threat to our democracy
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