January 6 Exposes 2 Faces of US Democracy

by Monica Moorehead, published on Workers World, January 12, 2021 What occurred on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol was shocking but not surprising.   What was shocking was the sight of thousands in a majority white, neofascist terrorist mob — with no masks and no social distancing — overrunning the supposedly high security sanctuary of the offices of U.S. Congresspeople,[…]

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Breach of Capital Security Was Like a Military Operation

by Ann Garrison and Max Blumenthal, published on Black Agenda Report, January 13, 2021 The Grayzone founder notes that “such a disproportionate percentage” of the Capitol building attackers were former military, former law enforcement, or current law enforcement that began rappelling up the sides of the Capitol with ropes.” “We’re going to see new laws put into place like this[…]

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The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

Black Alliance for Peace Statement on January 6 Right Wing Protests in DC Two Januarys ago, an obscure politician from a minor political party named Juan Guaido assumed a one-month chairmanship of the Venezuelan National Assembly. Then he promptly declared himself the interim president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The bizarre declaration had no legal standing. But that did[…]

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Peace, Self Determination and the Duopoly Trap

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, October 22, 2020 Corporate institutions and their Black servants conspire to hide the fact that the Black American worldview is profoundly Left on issues of peace and social justice. “Independent Black politics is not a subject of corporate discussion, and is derided by the Democratic operatives that have infested every civic institution[…]

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Popular Movements Can Overcome Authoritarian Policing

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, July 26, 2020 Today is the 60th day of protests since the murder of George Floyd. This weekend, people marched in cities across the country in solidarity with Portland and in opposition to the US becoming a police state. President Trump sending troops to cities added fuel to the nationwide uprising against[…]

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Who is the Most Dangerous Fascist

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, July 23, 2020 Most American leftists are incoherent on the term fascism, and Democrats have utterly destroyed the word’s meaning. “In their cartoon politics, fascist simply means “Trump.” After seizing an initial beachhead around federal buildings in Portland, Oregon, Donald Trump is threatening to send his Homeland Security über alles storm troopers into[…]

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Annexation is Going Forward

by Philip Weiss, published on Mondoweiss, July 6, 2020 The fact that Israel didn’t move forward on annexation on July 1 is no basis for hope. The country is determined to do so, annexation will inevitably mean uprooting Palestinians and moving them to shanty towns, and none of the vaunted opposition to Israeli plans, from Democratic Party progressives to Europe,[…]

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