Episode of the Citations Needed podcast on the trope of using Trump to justify the more subtle version of the same thing.
"The desire to revamp the image of the pre-Trump Republican party and the United States in general – a concept Ali Abunimah coined “Trumpwashing” - is a favorite rhetorical tic of Russia-obsessed democrats and centrist extremists who’s primary charge is treating the phenomenon of Donald Trump as anomalous from American history, rather than its most pure, and even logical, manifestation."
The new Inquiry's reading list "created by a group of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Muslim, and Jewish people who are writers, organizers, teachers, anti-fascists, anti-capitalists, and radicals" for the Trump era.
"Kiyoshi Kuromiya, born in a Japanese American internment camp in 1943 in Heart Mountain, Wyoming, was a prominent underground civil rights figure and gay rights activist. Kuromiya worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. in the mid-sixties and tending to King’s children in the aftermath of his assassination. He was a founder of Gay Liberation Front –Philadelphia, worked with the Black Panther Party to advocate for gay rights, co-authored a book on a utopian future through technology with Buckminster Fuller, and was a leading pioneer in the fight to promote AIDS awareness after his own diagnosis later in life."
Good interview with Mark Bray on Democracy Now! in which he does the important work of correcting the liberal media's pronunciation of antifa (seriously, while I'm sure there's a lot of regional variation in pronunciation, every time I hear anTEEfa I can't help but think the speaker is an uninformed pundit (like "Black Block Anarchist" after Seattle '99). Amy Goodman even changed her pronunciation at the end of the clip, because she's a pro).
"One of the most common tropes in US media is that the US military always goes to war reluctantly—and, if there are negative consequences, like civilian deaths, it’s simply a matter of bumbling around without much plan or purpose."
"Redneck Revolt is a nationwide organization of armed political activists from rural, working-class backgrounds who strive to reclaim the term “redneck” and promote active anti-racism. It is not an exclusively white group, though it does take a special interest in the particular travails of the white poor. The organization’s principles are distinctly left-wing: against white supremacy, against capitalism and the nation-state, in support of the marginalized."
Here's a strange article from 2003 in which Donald Rumsfeld defends looting in Baghdad at some length while Amnesty International calls for more troops to be deployed in order to protect members of Saddam Hussein's party.
About the board game created by Guy Debord called "The Game of War". Galloway also apparently wrote an online "massively two-player" implementation of the game, but it seems to be currently unavailable: http://r-s-g.org/kriegspiel/index.php
According to various sources, more than 2,000 people were at the protest at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York City with other protests appearing at significant international airports around the U.S.
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