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The White Republic and the Struggle for Racial Justice

Bob Wing Organizing Upgrade
Racial justice forces need to win governing power within the current system and then continue to build the strength to dismantle the racist state and replace it with an antiracist one: fight against the white republic and for antiracist democracy.

Jim Crow Voting Laws — Then and Now

Bruce Hartford Civil Rights Movement Archive
Republicans claim that the wave of GOP voter suppression laws sweeping across the nation are not a return to Jim Crow because they "apply fairly and equally" to everyone regardless of race and they don't contain explicitly racial provisions.

The Deep South Has a Rich History of Resistance, as Amazon Is Learning

Jamelle Bouie New York Times
The South is more than its shading on an Electoral College map; the entire region is home to a rich history of resistance against the twin forces of race hierarchy and class exploitation. The Amazon workers union campaign is part of that history.

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Barbara Dane’s Life of Defiance and Song

Jenn Pelly New York Times
The 93-year-old musician, co-founder of the political label Paredon Records, looks back on a history of resistance. If you see your country “making horrible mistakes, you have to speak up,” she said. “You’re colluding with it if you don’t speak up.”

Reflecting on 50 Years of Paredon

Barbara Dane Folkways - Smithsonian
In 1970, few record labels were documenting the music that had burst from liberation and resistance movements all over the world. Paredon Records motivation and goals half a century ago - and today - are humans' search for justice, peace, and love.

The Bogalusa Lesson

Bruce Hartford Civil Rights Movement Archive
Civil Rights march in Bogalusa When white-supremacists resort to terrorist violence, disciplined and strategic self-defense is not only justified — it's required. The federal government has the means and the resources to protect people from white-supremacist terrorism...
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