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Friday Nite Videos | July 23, 2021

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How Pegasus Spyware Was Found on Jamal Khashoggi's Fiancée's Phone. Flashmob at the Odéon (Paris). How Big Pharma Fueled the Opioid Crisis That Killed 500,000. MAGA Crime Spree: Count Up to 12 Indictments. The Decline of the Death Penalty.

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MAGA Crime Spree: Count Up to 12 Indictments

The chair of Donald Trump’s inaugural committee was recently arrested. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber is joined by The Nation’s Elie Mystal to discuss the barrage of indictments and convictions surrounding citizen Trump.

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Donald Trump as Wannabe Führer

Lloyd Green The Guardian
This book, the second on Trump written by this pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters, "pulls back the curtain on the handling of Covid-19, the re-election bid and its chaotic and violent aftermath."

America’s Drug Wars: Fifty Years of Reinforcing Racism

Alfred McCoy Tomdispatch
It’s time to end the war on drug users — repeal the heavy penalties for possession; pardon the millions of nonviolent offenders; replace mass incarceration with mandatory drug treatment; restore voting rights to convicts and ex-convicts.

Key to Strategy #2: Know Yourself

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
This is the second in a series of columns looking at Left strategy today. Key to Strategy #1 focused on the first component of Sun Tzu’s dictum that to prevail in battle it is necessary to “know the enemy and know yourself.”
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