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Silencing Fascism: Raising the voice of freedom and humanity to save our democracy

This is what fascists do. They attempt to silence the people who give voice to the disenfranchised. They are threatened by those individuals whose eloquence and moral standing shatter the facade of white supremacy and expose the illusion of America’s meritocracy. They fear being exposed for their sociopathic disregard for the lives of children, the rights of women, and the dignity of those not like them. Pull back the curtain and it is nothing but a withering old man clinging to the levers of power he created. Struggling to push upward to increase the pressure, seek new allies, and...

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Equivalency of complicity: How both sides of the political spectrum promoted fascism in America

With the end of democracy fast approaching the realization of what will take its place is beginning to settle in. A fascist America steeped in White Nationalism predicted with increasing frequency by pundits, politicians and scholars. While not yet conceding defeat, many are beginning to speculate whether or not this is the last truly democratic election our country will have. The shock and dismay shown by many would be laughable were the stakes not so high. Because after all, the writing has been on the wall for years. From an insurrection in our nation’s capital, to the rampant increase...

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Negotiating with a tyrant: Trump shows his loyalty to Putin with deceptive offer of brokering a peace deal

Disgraced ex-president Donald Trump floated his offer to broker peace for Russia’s unprovoked full-scale invasion on September 28, and the insincere prank against Ukraine’s sovereignty was met with glee from his former benefactor, the Russia’s Dictator and accused war criminal Vladimir Putin. “Mr. Putin started this war and Mr. Putin could end it today – simply by moving his troops out of the country,” said John Kirby, NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications, in an interview with ABC News. “Mr. Putin has shown no indications, zero, none, that he’s willing to do that. In fact, quite the contrary, by calling...

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Betraying the Blue: GOP co-opts call for “defunding police” after Trump held accountable to rule of law

Following a long and controversial history of Black American deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers, the 2020 killing of George Floyd provoked activists around the nation to march for social justice in cities like Milwaukee. Chief among their calls was a demand to “defund the police” during their protests. The idea was universally scored and weaponized by Republican leaders, to condemn the activists and attack Democratic politicians. Now, some GOP members have co-oped the rally cry in response to the lawful actions by the FBI. Many fear that the rhetoric has stirred White Nationalists to commit acts...

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Gun Worship: SCOTUS confirms the pro-life myth by rewarding arms industry just after Uvalde massacre

On June 24, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. The so-called “pro-life” crowd in the US has entered into a predictable state of ecstasy following the decision, which will severely complicate life for tens of millions of women across the country – particularly poor women of color, as is inevitable under the system of racialized patriarchal capitalism that Americans call “democracy.” By coincidence, the Supreme Court action took place exactly one month after the May 24 massacre of 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in...

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With ruling against abortion rights the U.S. Supreme Court lost its last shred of Constitutional legitimacy

On Friday, June 24, an extremist majority of the U.S. Supreme Court overruled more than 50 years of legal precedent, taking away a previously recognized fundamental right for the first time in the court’s history. In doing so, it unleashed the full force of a regressive, coordinated state-by-state attack on the already perilously eroded right to access an abortion, on women’s rights, the human right to bodily autonomy, privacy, and control over our own lives and dignity, and to life-saving healthcare and freedoms. We are not sounding a new alarm. The nation’s 140 million poor and low-income people, including...

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