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Will Biden’s Dog Whistles for Racism Catch Up with Him?
Apt to be a big political liability among voters who normally vote Democratic in large numbers, the presumed frontrunner's troubling past on these issues is an incontrovertible reality
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Chelsea Manning and the New Inquisition
The celebrated U.S. Army whistleblower has always insisted her leak of the classified documents was prompted solely by her own conscience and she has refused to implicate WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange
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'Not Qualified': Critics Decry Bigoted Views of Trump's Pick to Replace Kavanaugh on DC Circuit Court
"We don't need any more rape apologist judges."
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"Every Sunday morning, we went to church to exorcize hate—of ourselves and of white racists.” (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Views
The Heresy of White Christianity
“Those who have lived in the cultures of the oppressed know something about freedom that the oppressors will never know.”
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The Sanders Institute's Gathering Was About Saving the World, But It Was Not About Bernie Sanders
It was a small conference with big ideas and a deep sense of urgency. "We need to do it all," said one attendee. "We just simply need to do it all."
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Aiming to 'Revitalize Our Democracy,' Sanders Institute to Host 250 Progressive Leaders at Weekend Gathering Focused on Bold Solutions
Over three days in Burlington, Vermont, politicians and activists will "share replicable policies, develop actionable steps, establish ongoing networks, and articulate a progressive vision"
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"It is only when we stand for something, including reparations for African-Americans, that we have a chance to dismantle corporate tyranny." (Photo: Mr. Fish/Truthdig) Views
The Con of Diversity
Diversity in the hands of the white power elites—political and corporate—is an advertising gimmick
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More Thoughts on the Poor People’s Campaign
"The primary reason I joined the Poor People’s Campaign and have encouraged others to do so is its potential for realizing basic structural change."
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50 Years After Assassination, Nation Urged to Acknowledge and Embrace MLK's Radical Vision
"If we are to truly honor Dr. King's life and spirit, let us recommit ourselves to the fight for justice and no longer accept silence on the things that matter."
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Martin Luther King Jr Was a Radical. We Must Not Sterilize His Legacy
If King were alive today, his words would threaten most of those who now sing his praises
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