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King and the Modern Left

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On April 6, 2021
A thought provoking discussion here about what the legacy of Martin Luther King, and in particular his late life move toward democratic socialism and anti-imperialism, should mean to a modern left that is getting its feet underneath it but which also suffers from some very real shallowness. I will always identify proudly with the radical […]
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This is the grave of Sylvia Woods. Sylvia Woods was born in 1909 and became a long-time radical, working within the United Auto Workers. It is difficult to piece together much of her day to day biography. But in the 1960s and 1970s, radical historians and journalists began chronicling the nation’s radical past, doing a […]
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Yellow Power

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On December 7, 2017
This Clio Chang essay on a radical Asian-American newspaper she ran across is a good reminder that the history of Asian-America is not one of the modern stereotypes of “the good immigrants who assimilate” or whatever racist stereotype Andrew Sullivan wants to deploy to compare them to other racial minorities. It’s also a history of […]
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On April 12, 1934, workers at the Electric Auto-Lite Company in Toledo walked off the job in a strike that united unionized labor and the unemployed, creating a social movement that scared capitalists around the nation, helped spur more substantial labor legislation, and left two workers dead after a five day battle between strikers and […]
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