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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.

 

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Review: Angela Davis Revises Herself. She’s Never Mattered More

Andy Lewis Los Angeles Times
Angela Davis sketches out her life since the original publication 50 years ago, then as an activist and academic, self-critically assesses the book’s limitations and, most important, links its long-ago events to the recent Black Lives Matter protest

Save By Books

Erica Wagner The Guardian
A Native American rebuilds her life after a prison sentence in this powerfully topical novel from the Pulitzer winner.

Your Last Opportunity: Let's Make Waves Together

Portside
The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. 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 Legacy of Campbell Soup’s Tomato Breeding Program

Jeff Quattrone Modern Farmer
The prime growing area for Jersey tomatoes is a region now known as the Inner Coastal Plain, which covers more than 1,000 square miles in southern New Jersey, bordering the Delaware River to the west.

A Message of Hope and Alarm: 2022

Portside
The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2022.

Small Kindnesses

Danusha Laméris Healing the Divide
As plague years continue, California poet Danusha Laméris writes of “brief moments of exchange” that sustain hope and belief in what is holy.

Das Kapital in Kiswahili

Joachim Mwami, Loren Balhorn Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Dr. Joachim Mwami, a retired professor of sociology at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, began translating Capital into Kiswahili, the language spoken by roughly 100 million people across East Africa.

Paul Tillich's Socialist Decision

Matt McManus Bias Magazine
This too-little-knows treatise by Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite teacher was written in Germany, notes reviewer McManus, as the Nazis were transitioning "from a threatening political movement to a lethal political dictatorship."