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  • Trump's Neo-Nazis and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy

    By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout | News Analysis

    Police with binoculars and a rifle position themselves on a roof across the street from the Charlottesville City Hall before Jason Kessler, an organizer of 'Unite the Right' rally, tried to speak outside the Charlottesville City Hall on August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The police often stood by as white supremacists escalated violence against anti-racist counter-protesters. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images)Police with binoculars and a rifle position themselves on a roof across the street before Jason Kessler, a white nationalist organizer, tried to speak outside the Charlottesville City Hall on August 13, 2017, in Virginia. The police often stood by as white supremacists escalated violence against anti-racist counter-protesters. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images)

    If the neo-Nazis feel especially emboldened to come out of the shadows now, it's because elements of their neo-fascist ideology have found a comfortable place at the highest levels of the current administration, including with Trump himself. Such normalization of hate and bigotry is usually the first step to authoritarianism.

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  • A Former EPA Adviser on How to Push for Environmental Justice Under Trump

    A Former EPA Adviser on How to Push for Environmental Justice Under Trump

    By Adam Lynch, YES! Magazine | Interview

    Mustafa Ali was previously an environmental justice adviser with the Environmental Protection Agency before his abrupt departure under Trump. Today, he is the senior vice president of Hip Hop Caucus, a social advocacy nonprofit that has worked to build power in disadvantaged communities since 2004.

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  • A Call for Self-Defense in the Face of White Supremacy

    A Call for Self-Defense in the Face of White Supremacy

    By William C. Anderson, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Self-defense against the forces of white supremacy has always been necessary, but liberalism has incorrectly maligned most acts of self-defense as violence. Being more moral than the far right is no defense against bullets. In these terrifyingly violent times, it's worth challenging liberal views on self-defense as part of a broader rejection of this capitalist white supremacist empire.

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