The French election – staving off the worst…

David Leonhardt has a very good column in the New York Times on the contribution of the establishment to the rise of fascism/authoritarianism in the United States v. France. That is a big and important difference. Generally speaking, the old elite plays a decisive role in fascism, for example in the rule of the KKK …

The continuing fight for the right to rest: for Joe Salazar, Jovan Melton and many, many others

After hours of heart-rending testimony, the House committee sickenly voted down the Right to Rest. This ensures police sweeps and harassment as a way of life – a shorter life by nearly half – for people who are unhoused. But the community that spoke up, including those who spoke like Paul Boden of the commodification …

video of Korbel School teach-in on resisting Trump

This is a video of a teach-in about resisting the Presidential movement toward autocracy/fascism in America at the Korbel School of International Studies attended by several hundred students at the end of January (h/t Tiffany Wilk). Nader Hashemi Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, I and George Demartino talked about various features of the unfolding fascism – …

The livestream of the Riverside Church gathering on April 4th – and the amazing words of Ruby Sales and Michelle Alexander

I took my class to the lifestream of the 50th anniversary of King’s speech “Breaking the Silence” at Riverside Church. My close friend Vincent Harding had written the speech (he was King’s alter ego, in many ways) and it was good to be with a couple of hundred people who knew Vincent – I often …