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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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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

Why Public Art Is Good for Cities

Marianne Dhenin Yes! Magazine
Studies show that investments in public art can improve street safety, provide tourism and new jobs, and combat social isolation and anxiety. "A city that is vibrant and thriving has art right at the center.”

Our Vision for 2022 - A Portside Message

Portside
The threat to the survival of our democracy is clear: a would-be dictator and a cultist political party. A truly multiracial, inclusive, radical democratic movement that has a vision beyond capitalism is key. You can help.

Classmates

Jodi Hottel Voyeur
California poet Jodi Hottel discovered her changing identity after her Japanese American family was shipped to an internment camp during World War II.

Utopia’s Settler Colonialism Problem

Jessica Namakkal Los Angeles Review of Books
Whatever their promises, one problem with Utopias is that the creators of such communities tend to bring with them the values and habits they thought they were leaving behind. Reviewer Namakkal discusses a book about one such settlement.