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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.

 

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 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.

Redistricting Is Going Surprisingly Well for Democrats

Joel Wertheimer Data for Progress
Why is the conventional wisdom suggesting that Democrats are doomed this cycle so wrong? Analysts are failing to compare to the relevant baseline. Nationally, the 2021 maps are unfair, but not as unfair as 2011.

Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Moderate

Peter Dreier Common Dreams
Martin Luther King called himself a democratic socialist. He believed that America needed a “radical redistribution of economic and political power.” He challenged America’s class system and its racial caste system. He opposed US militarism

Friday Nite Videos | December 17, 2021

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Sen. Raphael Warnock: Bipartisanship at Whose Expense? The Children Will Rise Up! | Nandi & Roman, With Tom Morello. A Universal Flu Vaccine Is Closer Than You Think. Red Rocket | Movie. Fighting Algorithmic Bias | Joy Buolamwini.

Sen. Raphael Warnock: Bipartisanship at Whose Expense?

Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia implores conservative members of his party to stop obstructing voting rights legislation in the name of bipartisanship in a powerful speech on the floor of the Senate 

Anatomy of the Texas Gerrymander

Michael Li and Julia Boland Brennan Center for Justice
Here’s how Texas Republicans crafted one of the most politically and racially skewed maps of this redistricting cycle.
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