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  • Tearing Down Monuments of Oppression Is the First Step to Decolonization

    By Ashoka Jegroo, Truthout | News Analysis
    The Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt, in New York City. (Photo: MacLachlan; Edited: LW / TO)The Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt, in New York City. (Photo: MacLachlan; Edited: LW / TO)

    The campaign to take down symbols of racism and colonization has only grown and intensified since right-wingers, emboldened by Trump, started to push back. With so much of the US's landscape built in the name of slave owners, conquistadors and génocidaires, white supremacists correctly see the removal of racist symbols as a slippery slope, as decolonizers attempt to remake the here and now.

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  • White Nationalism and Christian Right Unite at Values Voter Summit

    White Nationalism and Christian Right Unite at Values Voter Summit

    By Adele M. Stan, Moyers & Company | News Analysis

    Trump took the podium at last weekend's Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit. His comments reflected the fearful, nationalist worldview that holds his base together, as he undoes the legacy of the US's first Black president. Conference speakers lauded attendees as the keepers of "Judeo-Christian values," which were described as being under threat. 

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  • The New Co-op Helping Formerly Incarcerated People Find Work -- and Heal

    The New Co-op Helping Formerly Incarcerated People Find Work -- and Heal

    By J. Gabriel Ware, YES! Magazine | Report

    The US has the world's highest incarceration rate in the world. And within the US, the highest incarceration rate belongs to Washington, DC. But a new worker-owned business cooperative hopes to reverse those numbers, offering the formerly incarcerated opportunities for employment and healing. Tightshift Laboring Cooperative is the first Washington, DC, co-op formed and operated by formerly incarcerated people. 

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