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George Lakey: Mass direct action might be the only way to stop Trump from stealing the election

Authoritarian rulers fear peaceful resistance above all else.

September 9, 2020 · 1 Comment

José Alcantara: The National Association of Information Destruction

I bet you think I made that up,that this is some dystopian anti-elegy,
and that I am another Cassandra, bemoaning
a distant, inevitable future, but I saw it,
not ten minutes ago…

September 8, 2020 · 2 Comments

Jennifer Ho: With Kamala Harris, Americans yet again have trouble understanding what multiracial means

While the debates about Harris’ racial identities may seem new given the recent media attention focused on her, they are similar to the commentary other high-profile mixed-race people have received.

September 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

Paul Christensen: The Grinding Gears of Time

Trump’s house of cards is built on ruses and Iago-like deceptions, a palace of flimsy lies waiting for the door to fly open and a gust of honest wind to sweep them all away.

September 7, 2020 · 3 Comments

C. Christine Fair: Myanmar’s Lady of Genocide

In 2015, Myanmar, a country controlled by militant Buddhists, began an organized process of genocide against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority. Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader who promised to protect them, has facilitated the genocide.

September 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

Mason Adams: Appalachia’s Deep History of Resistance

Protest runs through the region’s veins like coal seams through the mountains.

September 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Susanna Lee: Jim Thompson is the perfect novelist for our crazed times

“The Killer Inside Me” is a testament to moral accountability exultantly shredded, and its resonance today is uncanny.

September 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Andrea Germanos: USPS Watchdog Probe Found 1 Million Primary Ballots Likely Delivered Too Late to Count

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the findings “more powerful proof that resources and reform are vital right away to prevent serious election mail delays and voting suppression.“ The U.S. Postal … Continue reading

September 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Brett Wilkins: Democratic Data Firm Predicts Post-Election ‘Chaos’ Over False Trump Landslide

Preponderance of mail-in votes means early results may show Trump with a substantial lead that he’ll likely lose as absentee ballots are tallied.

September 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

Video: September 1, 1939, By W.H. Auden. Read by Doug Anderson

There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.

September 1, 2020 · 4 Comments

Hana Kiros: A Tale of Two Teens — When White Killers Are Treated Better Than Black Victims

Trayvon Martin, a Black teenager, was killed for walking home at night—Kyle Rittenhouse, a white teenager, is being defended by Republicans after murdering two BLM protesters.

September 1, 2020 · 5 Comments

Mark Gruenberg: Trump’s message to white supremacists — It’s OK to gun down protesters

The danger that more armed right-wing thugs will take to the streets and shoot people is now a very real threat all across the country.

August 31, 2020 · 2 Comments

Meg Pokrass: Trophy Wife

It was the sound of our lawn, the hiss of sprinklers, that chilled me. That year Jack erected a barbed wire fence to keep the scum out, keep the Mansons away.

August 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: Ten Sonnets for Electric Motherfuckers

What thou lovest well remains electric like the ocean’s
breaking waves; what you break turns dialectic like
a brick thrown through the window of an oligarch’s
flagship store.

August 30, 2020 · 5 Comments

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