- The Koch Bros. & Their Billionaire Web
- Bernie Sanders Explained Plus Sue Grafton’s X
- Eric Laursen, THE PEOPLE’S PENSION & Greg Palast, BILLIONAIRES AND BALLOT BANDITS.
- Doug Henwood, MY TURN: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency
- Gerald Friedman: A Bernie Sanders Presidency Boosts Incomes & Jobs
- Comix as Art and Politics: Art Spiegelman and Greg Palast
- Paul Theroux, DEEP SOUTH & Ted Rall, BERNIE
- DISPATCHES FROM THE RELIGIOUS LEFT
- Ron Suskind, THE WAY OF THE WORLD and ELIZABETH WINTHROP, COUNTING ON GRACE
- David Cay Johnston, FREE LUNCH
- The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
- Margot Livesey, HOUSE ON FORTUNE STREET
- Tim Wise, DISPATCHES FROM THE RACE WAR & Mehrdad Azemun
- Call for Independent Exit Polling
- Web Extra: 9-11 Press for Truth video
- The Vote Count Protection Project
- URGENT: Stealth bill threatens democracy
- Voting Problems?
- Danielle Allen, OUR DECLARATION & Katy Simpson Smith, THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA
- Bill de Blasio’s Civic Experiment – Is It Working?
- Linda Coleman: Radical Descent & Greg Guma on Bernie
- Greg Guma on Bernie Sanders’ “Insurgent” Run
- Cicero’s End, Dust Up over Sanders’ Plan, & Remembering Quentin Young
- Is Hillary Clinton Good For Women?
- Historian Donna Murch on The Clintons’ War On Drugs, Mass Incarceration & The Black Vote
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When Obama was elected, many white liberals thought we’d reached a “post-racial America.” Then came the white backlash and Trump. Then, the pandemic and an epidemic of police violence against Black people turned the searchlight on systemic racism and white privilege in America.
While white supremacists threatened a race war, it became newly clear to many Americans that the war on Black people has been going on for a very long time.
Tim Wise grew up as a privileged white person in the South. For the past quarter century, he’s been fighting in the trenches of the race war against racism. The great scholar Cornel West has called him, “A vanilla brother in the tradition of John Brown.”
Wise’s new book Dispatches from the Race War is a collection of essays on racial flashpoints, white denial, racial violence, and the manipulation of fear in America today. One by one, it skewers the myths white people tell themselves about race.
Tim Wise is the author of five books, including Under the Affluence and Dear White America.
Listen to our full interview with Mehrdad Azemun here.
Is America hopelessly divided between those who voted for Donald Trump and those who voted for Joe Biden? Or can a “weapon of mass connection” be used to bridge the divide?
That’s a bet being made by a national economic and racial justice organization calledÂ People’s Action. It’s a coalition of grassroots groups operating in 30 different states on issues like climate justice, student debt, mass incarceration, health care, and housing—and on mobilizing voters to turn out for those issues.
The “weapon of mass connection” People’s Action uses (maybe a better word is “tool”) is something called “deep canvassing“.
Francesca spoke with Mehrdad Azemun, national political strategist with People’s Action, about deep canvassing and more.