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Friday Nite Videos | May 29, 2020

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Rep. Al Green Calls for 'War on Racism' in Wake of George Floyd Death. Da 5 Bloods | Spike Lee Movie. Sarah Cooper Trump Impersonation. The Legal Marijuana Industry Is Rigged | Hasan Minhaj. How Coronavirus Spreads Outdoors vs. Indoors.

Mourning and Organizing

Sarah Jaffe The Progressive
Collective grief, from Minneapolis to vigils for victims of COVID-19, is inseparable from rebellion

We Are Living in a Failed State

George Packer The Atlantic
The coronavirus didn't break America. It revealed what was already broken. Trump acquired a federal government crippled by years of right-wing ideological assault and steady defunding. He set about finishing the job, destroying the civil service.

Friday Nite Videos | June 21, 2019

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Impeachment | John Oliver. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall | English and Spanish Subtitles. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Opening Statement on Reparations. Our Ignorance About Gravity. When White Supremacists Overthrew a Government.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Opening Statement on Reparations at US House Hearing

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates told lawmakers at a House committee hearing that the debate over reparations is “a dilemma of inheritance.” Coates called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying a day earlier that reparations were not “a good idea” because no one who is currently living is responsible. Coates told lawmakers that many of the inequalities created by slavery persist today, including in the form of economic and health disparities.

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