Michael Harrington, dust jacket photo from Twilight of Capitalism (1977)
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Michael Harrington

by Tom Gallagher Saturday, May 15, 2021 A talk given to the San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America. During the dark ages of American socialism, well before the first Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, a friend of…

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Demonstrators protest in Anna, Illinois on June 4 over the death of George Floyd. (Brian Munoz/Reuters)
Posted in Analysis Justice Pro Publica

A Sundown Town sees its first Black Lives Matter protest

Most people I met in Anna, Illinois, wish the racist lore behind the city’s name would go away. Some say Anna’s first Black Lives Matter protest is a step toward real change. But what is next?…

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Screen shot A protester is seen with a placard reading, "I can't breathe" on the fourth straight day of racial justice demonstrations in New York on May 30, 2020. (Photo: Ron Adar)
Posted in Citizen Power Common Dreams Community organizing News The People Speak

New York State classifies use of chokeholds as felony, two weeks into racial justice protests

“Stay in the Streets. It’s Working” “Let’s keep pushing, marching, organizing, and winning for our communities.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Monday, June 8 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday urged Americans to stay the course in…

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Posted in Justice Op/Ed Social Justice

Don’t let cops join our protests

Cops who turn marches against police violence into parades don’t actually want substantial changes to policing. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. by Derecka Purnell, The Appeal Sunday…

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Posted in Analysis Columns Justice Wade Rathke

Elaine race massacre

Pearl River   Cities throughout America are erupting once again over the extra juridical killing of a black man by the police. Some voices are calling for calm, while President Trump calls for chaos. The “powers…

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Predator drone like the one reportedly flown over Minneapolis. (Image: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)
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US Border Patrol denounced for using predator drone to spy on Minneapolis protests

This is a “Rogue Agency”  “This is what happens when leaders sign blank check after blank check to militarize police, CBP, etc while letting violence go unchecked.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Friday, May 29 Civil…

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Ronald Scott, a central neighborhood resident for more than 10 years, takes a photo of the memorial mural over flowers and banners laid in the memory of George Floyd outside of Cup Foods on May 29, 2020, during the fourth day of protests over his death in Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States. Floyd, 46, a black man, was killed Monday when a white officer kneeled on his neck, despite Floyd's repeated pleas of "I can't breathe."
Posted in Common Dreams Community Justice News

‘If you want to end unrest, end the conditions that create it,’ declares Ocasio-Cortez amid nationwide protest

Instead of calls for things to simply calm down and “go back to normal,” said New York Congresswoman, “let’s create a new world—one where all people are held to the same standard of the rule of…

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Posted in Black Lives Matter Columns News Racism Wade Rathke

Video Protection

New Orleans   There’s a very clear lesson emerging from all the news these days: keep your cellphone handy and learn how to press video record. It might not save your life, but it might bring…

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Posted in Columns Wade Rathke

Will masks become the new class and race divide?

New Orleans It is no secret that opening versus stay-at-home from state to state and nationally has now, somewhat amazingly, but unsurprisingly as pandemic combines with polarization in the United States, become equally politicized. Having recently…

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