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Why Anti-Semitism Is on the Rise in the United States

Peter Dreier Dissent
During the past decade, social media has amplified the voices of white supremacists and anti-Semites, but it is Trump who has lent them legitimacy and emboldened them to come out of the shadows.

The Injustice of This Moment Is Not an `Aberration'

Michelle Alexander The New York Times
demonstrators protesting police murder of Freddie Gray No issue has proved more vexing to this nation than the issue of race, and yet no question is more pressing than how to overcome the politics of white supremacy...that threatens our ability ever to create a truly fair, just and inclusive democracy.

Evil in the Delta: Elaine, Arkansas, 1919

Michael Honey Portside
group of African-American men from 1910 ...on the night of September 30, one hundred years ago, ...about 100 African Americans met to organize the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America, a union of land owners, tenants, and sharecroppers.

Inside the White Supremacist Movement

Joe Sexton ProPublica
Michael German, a former federal agent, spent years infiltrating white supremacist groups. Here’s what he has to say about what’s going on now.

The Great Land Robbery

Vann R. Newkirk II The Atlantic
Man looking at posted no hunting sign on farm in Mississippi. The shameful story of how 1 million black families have been ripped from their farms.

Trumpism, El Paso and Our Responsibility as Left Organizers

The Organizing Upgrade Editorial Collective Organizing Upgrade
Defeating the political bloc that is driven by white nationalism and has captured the Republican Party is our immediate responsibility as left organizers committed to the defense of the oppressed, the exploited...to contend for power...
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