To Keep the Red Flag Flying Here

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This weekend's Solidarity with Refugees march by many thousands in London was heartening in so many ways: The fundamental message of humanity, the presence of newly-elected Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, and his call to "open your hearts and open your minds" to people he insisted on recognizing as victims of war and its bitter legacy. Proclaimed Corbyn, "Together in peace, together in justice, together in humanity, that surely must be our way forward.” In a cool bonus, musician and activist Billy Bragg, declaring the beginning of a return to "civic culture,"  ended the rally with a stirring, solo, fist-in-the-air rendition of the Socialist anthem, "The Red Flag." Quite the moment. From a Corbyn mentor, "Hope is the fuel of progress."

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