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Americans need to reflect on how grassroots organizing has shaped their country

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"What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?" asked Frederick Douglass of the crowd gathered at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852. "I answer," he continued, "a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which lie is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham."

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| April 13, 2015

Watch out Lefties! The FBI is out to sabotage you

Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists

by Aaron J. Leonard and Conor A. Gallagher
(Zero Books,
2015;
$29.95)

According to writers Aaron J. Leonard and Conor A. Gallagher, The Revolutionary Union (RU) and its later incarnation, the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), were products of 1960s left-wing radicalism.

"Leaders emerged from the anti-HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) protests, the Free Speech Movement, the Peace and Freedom Party alliance with the Black Panthers, and the struggles in the final years of SDS, among other key events of the time," they write.

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Watch: Koch Brothers exposed

The Koch Brothers have been handed the ability to buy our democracy. But that doesn't mean we can't shine a light on them!

Where does their money go and who does their money hurt?

Watch this documentary (for free!) and be exposed to the truth about the Koch Brothers.

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Watch: Edward Snowden on cyber attacks

What's the problem with the U.S. prioritizing 'offense' over 'defense'? Edward Snowden explains.

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| December 22, 2014
| November 25, 2014
Needs No Introduction

Van Jones speaks to the Good Jobs Summit

October 8, 2014
| Van Jones says he came here to speak to the Good Jobs Summit because "you've got a crazy dude up here, and it's not Rob Ford." Here is his keynote address from Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Length: 51:04 minutes (93.54 MB)

Noam Chomsky: How many minutes to midnight? Hiroshima Day 2014

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If some extraterrestrial species were compiling a history of Homo sapiens, they might well break their calendar into two eras: BNW (before nuclear weapons) and NWE (the nuclear weapons era). The latter era, of course, opened on August 6, 1945, the first day of the countdown to what may be the inglorious end of this strange species, which attained the intelligence to discover the effective means to destroy itself, but -- so the evidence suggests -- not the moral and intellectual capacity to control its worst instincts.

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July 23, 2014 |
As shut-offs enter their third month, the Windsor chapter of the Council of Canadians will send a convoy of 1,000 litres of water to Detroit with a message for President Obama.
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