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How to Resist Trump's Shock Doctrine

A major crisis could redraw the political map overnight, explains Naomi Klein, giving Trump and his crew free rein to ram through their most extreme ideas. But these tactics can be resisted. See short video here. https://interc.pt/2rrVKee

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Keepers of the Fire: Fostering Dialogue to Change Sexism

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A Vision for Black Lives

Who's got what in the USA?

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"Project Unspeakable"

a theatrical work on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. more...

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We are in a time of transition -- which way will it go? Follow this excellent blog from Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez: latest entry

"Money or Life: What makes us really rich"

Now in English! Free download (39 pages pdf) of a German essay by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen on our relationship with the money economy -- and alternatives.

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May 20, 2017

From the drug war to a new way of caring for one another and for our communities

Michelle Alexander and Susan Burton on the 'war on drugs.' mass incarceration and justice and support for the formerly incarcerated, in a movement to end "the war that devastated the lives of people, families and communities of color nationwide."

Michelle Alexander: We Must Respond Forcefully & Challenge Jeff Sessions's New War on Drugs watch, listen, read here

May 19, 2017, Democracy Now!

Michelle Alexander

civil rights advocate and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Susan Burton

founder and executive director of the nonprofit A New Way of Life. Her memoir is titled Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women.


Civil rights advocate and best-selling author Michelle Alexander responds to the new push by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to escalate the war on drugs by rescinding two Obama-era memos that encouraged prosecutors to avoid seeking inordinately harsh sentences for low-level drug offenses. He has also instructed Justice Department prosecutors to pursue "the most serious" charges for all


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