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Steven Rosenfeld: Leading Civil Rights Lawyer Shows 20 Ways Trump Is Copying Hitler’s Early Rhetoric and Policies

We’re used to thinking of Hitler’s Third Reich as the incomparably evil tyranny that it undoubtedly was. But Hitler didn’t take power by force. He used a set of rhetorical tropes codified in Trump’s bedside reading that persuaded enough Germans to welcome Hitler as a populist leader.

August 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Valerie Vande Panne: 7 Economic Terms That Are Often Used to Destroy Communities

If it sounds too good to be true, take a closer look beyond the buzzwords. There are so many plans these days to “transform” an area via a “public-private partnership” … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · 2 Comments

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Paul Revere’s Ride

Note from the editor: I offer this poem, one of my favorites from childhood, as a tribute to the millions of Americans who showed up at the polls yesterday. Paul … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

Emily Kawano: Seven Ways to Build the Solidarity Economy

We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our nature.’ (Photo: Flickr/Cogdogblog. CC BY 2.0.) . The solidarity economy is a global movement to build a post-capitalist world … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sarah Aziza: Worker Cooperatives Offer Real Alternatives to Trump’s Retrograde Economic Vision

   . Announcing his presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised the nation that he’d become “the greatest job president God ever created.” His plan to accomplish this rested on a … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Saul Alinsky’s 13 strategies to take your community back from Trump

Saul Alinsky (1909 – 1972) is generally considered to be the founder of modern American community organizing. Alinsky focused on improving the living conditions of poor communities across America, especially the … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · 6 Comments

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