Reader Comments: Same Boat; Military Spending Still Huge Problem; History Behind "Strange Fruit"; Puerto Rican Studies; Palestinian Solidarity; Labor and the Movements for Peace and Social Justice; lots of Zoom events; more....
Those who desecrated the Capitol in January called themselves patriots. Millions supported them, including members of both Houses. This again reminded one of Robeson, because seventy-two years earlier, another angry mob might well have lynched him.
The insurrectionary actions unfolding on Capitol Hill were the doing of pro-Trump extremists and domestic terrorists. But a look at history suggests that in many ways, these events have a long tradition in this country.
Reader Comments: Unite to Defeat Trump; Lynchings, Racial Violence; Trump's Arms Race; Problem When So Many Police are Vets; Teachers Union: Cops Out of Schools; Labor and Police; McCarthyism and Black Freedom Movement; Southern Communists; Roy Cohn;
Art dealer, M.Lee Stone has put together an incredible exhibit of 1930's prints that deal with the reality of lynchings of African Americans. "The lynchings of the past are still with us today only in a different form. Black communities across the country are the scenes of mass incarcerations and the disproportionate sentencing of people of color as well the indiscriminate shooting by the police of black persons that we see and hear about too frequently.