Much to share from last week, but from my view, Saturday’s and Sunday’s posts are the ones to go back to. Critiques of capitalism and colonization in the context of America’s most shameful histories: slavery and indigenous genocide.
Roxanne kicked the conversation off with her post on how the right consistently disparages progressive policy as “radical” despite those policies being widely popular. We also covered the root causes of white male misogyny, racism, and xenophobia.
Today Stephen Colbert takes on the NRA, Trump, and US inability to address gun violence…one of his best lampoons. Then a look at Tom Steyer, Dem. presidential candidate. And closing with Nick Estes, author of The Red Deal and Our History is the Future.
We also link to an article on emerging efforts to quash dissent in the US, making protests against ICE, white supremacists, racists, and climate atrocities illegal, a chilling prospect to say the least.
Is it radical for government to organize our communal resources to effectively benefit the majority? Is it radical to use our resources to care for the sick, educate our children, protect our planet and support our seniors as they age?
For far too long, the right has controlled how the political conversation is framed, much to their advantage. Roxanne refutes the labels and frames commonly used by the right to disparage ideas embraced by most Americans.
A look back at how NY ousted 6 of its 8 State Senate DINOs a lesson to NM, to oust 8 NM State Senators , a lively debate about troubling electric vehicle & battery storage supply chains for and commentary on gun violence in the US.
No matter how closely you follow Russian interference in the 2016 election, The brazen ways in which Trump and McConnell reward and are rewarded by a Russian oligarch will shock you.
We have 8 NM Senators who voted NO on abortion decriminalization. But as the Report Card shows, that is the tip of the iceberg. Well, NY had 8 DINOs, too and has a model for fixing that. Read on.
Two readers have offered a much more expansive view on the wave of electric cars, solar batteries and daunting, unintended consequences. The news ain’t good. Plus news from Retake Leadership retreat.
Perhaps, but only if you are willing to accept child labor abuses, exorbitant exposure to toxics, and violation of the rights of indigenous peoples. Post also includes two coming events and a link to more.