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Nigeria: “We Will Fight For Our Total Liberation”

Baba Aye Progressive International
Nigeria is the most populous country on the African continent, with just over two hundred million inhabitants. The Oct. 3 killing of a young man by the brutal SARS police unit has sparked a nationwide uprising.

How Wisconsin Became a Bastion of White Supremacy

Emma Roller The New Republic
If Democrats want to win Wisconsin this fall—a big “if” still, according to Democrats on the ground—they will have to face down the ugly, and still largely unacknowledged, legacy of white supremacy in America’s Dairyland.

Tidbits - Sept, 3, 2020 - Reader Comments: NBA Strike for Justice and Black Lives Matter; Organizing on Local Issues; No Problems with Mail-in Voting in Mass. Primary; Policing Debate; Tribute to Essential Workers-this Weekend; Resources; Announcements

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The Contours of Atlanta’s Policing Debate

George Chidi The Intercept
Why most of the city’s Black council members shot down a proposal to defund the police. There’s no consensus in the African American community here about what to do, even now, even after all of this.
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