Author: Eclectablog

Was Trump’s election a hate crime? With special guest human rights lawyer & activist Arjun Sethi

Was Trump’s election a hate crime? With special guest human rights lawyer & activist Arjun Sethi

Arjun Sethi on Twitter: @ArjunSethi81 Arjun Sethi’s must-read book American Hate – Survivors Speak Out available at SurvivorsSpeakOut.org. Mirza Waheed at The Guardian: India’s illegal power grab is turning Kashmir into a colony Zubair Sofi at the Independent: With meticulous planning then mass arrests and ‘torture’, Kashmir’s autonomy was lost Rebecca Ratcliffe and Kakoli Bhattacharya at The Guardian: India: almost […]

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BOOM! U.S. Attorney to Nazis & white nationalist terrorists: “We will do everything we can to be there to stop you”

BOOM! U.S. Attorney to Nazis & white nationalist terrorists: “We will do everything we can to be there to stop you”

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman from the Northern District of Ohio made public the federal criminal charges against Ohio white nationalist terrorist wannabe James Reardon yesterday. In doing so, he made a few perfunctory statements about the charges. What he said next is worth two minutes of your time to read. He has a powerful message for Nazis and other white […]

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How unions got beaten down and how they can get worked up again – with special guest Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times

How unions got beaten down and how they can get worked up again – with special guest Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times

Steven Greenhouse on Twitter: @GreenhouseNYT Purchase Steven Greenhouse’s new book Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor HERE. Just finished the @greenhousenyt new book – a must read for anyone who wants to understand the US worker story. Starting with the garment workers and Flint, it winds through big labor struggles and turning points of […]

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The deceptive corporatist rewriting of the history of the #FlintWaterCrisis is in full swing

The deceptive corporatist rewriting of the history of the #FlintWaterCrisis is in full swing

During the time when the Flint water crisis was unfolding, right wing conservatives spent a lot of time trying to convince the country and the world that it was all the fault of the local government. They portrayed these local leaders as incompetent buffoons who poisoned themselves, countering the reality that the local government officials had literally NO POWER to […]

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The Liberal Redneck & the WellRED Comedy Tour come to northern Michigan to support Progress Michigan

The Liberal Redneck & the WellRED Comedy Tour come to northern Michigan to support Progress Michigan

Starting in 2016, Trae Crowder posted low-tech but absolutely hilarious videos under the name “Liberal Redneck”. The videos quickly became a viral sensation garnering millions of views on YouTube. Trae’s comedy turns a mirror on the stereotypical southern rednecks he grew up with and shows just how ridiculous so many of their political views are. From transgender people using public […]

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From the tweets to the streets — with very special guest Feminista Jones

From the tweets to the streets — with very special guest Feminista Jones

Feminista Jones on Twitter: @FeministaJones Feminista Jones’ website: FeministaJones.com Buy Feminista Jones’ new book Reclaiming Our Space HERE. Feminista Jones at Zora: Which Candidate Will Feminist Democrats Rally Around? Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Progressives Everywhere website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Help Progressives Everywhere flip Virginia blue by supporting Sheila Bynum-Coleman by clicking HERE. Help Progressives Everywhere help […]

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Stop taking politics for granted – with special guest author and historian Prof. Kevin M. Kruse

Stop taking politics for granted – with special guest author and historian Prof. Kevin M. Kruse

Kevin M. Kruse on Twitter: @KevinMKruse Kevin M. Kruse’s website: KevinMKruse.com Buy Kevin M. Kruse’s new book Fault Lines HERE. Kevin M. Kruse at The New York Times: The Real Problem With Trump’s Rallies Kevin M. Kruse at The Atlantic: How the Republican Majority Emerged LOLGOP at Eclectablog: 2020 also has to be about stopping #MoscowMitch from radicalizing America Jordan […]

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How the super rich have hacked American democracy – with special guest Eric Levitz from New York Magazine

How the super rich have hacked American democracy – with special guest Eric Levitz from New York Magazine

Eric Levitz on Twitter: @EricLevitz Eric Levitz at New York Magazine: Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is. Eric Levitz at New York Magazine: Moderate Democrats Warn That AOC Is Distracting From Their Nonexistent Message Eric Levitz at New York Magazine: National Conservatives Want Cultural Dominance Not ‘Social Cohesion’ Ilhan Omar at The New York Times: It […]

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TAKE ACTION! –> Why “Dems for Life” miss the mark (and betray our progressive values)

TAKE ACTION! –> Why “Dems for Life” miss the mark (and betray our progressive values)

The following post was written by Dana Sutton, a digital organizer for Progress Michigan. In an era where our access to reproductive health care is under constant attack from the GOP, the last thing we need is Democrats carrying water for the anti-abortion cause. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Michiganders will be getting when the national Dems for Life conference arrives […]

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Photo credit: Gage Skidmore.

Avoiding lady temptresses: The modern day GOP application of “The Graham Rule” & their hypocrisy regarding Trump

The following essay was written by Ann Arbor-area activist Danny Steinmetz. Enjoy. Vice President Mike Pence made the Billy Graham Rule famous when he made it public that he does not have private meetings or dinners with women. It is in the news again recently because Robert Foster, a candidate in the Mississippi Republican gubernatorial primary, refused to let lesbian […]

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Racist is the KINDEST thing you can say about Trump – with special guest Anat Shenker-Osorio

Racist is the KINDEST thing you can say about Trump – with special guest Anat Shenker-Osorio

Anat Shenker-Osorio on Twitter: @Anatosaurus Anat Shenker-Osorio’s website: ASO Communications What we fight, we feed. The more time we spend rebutting their garbage is time robbed from articulating our truths. — Anat Shenker-Osorio (@anatosaurus) July 17, 2019 Tim Wise’s viral thread on how to beat Trump: 1/ If the Dems blow this election it will not be because they were […]

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