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Anti-immigrant “Blood and Soil” leaflets in Clyde Hill

A friend emailed me: On my driveway today was a ziplock bag with a melted Snickers bar and a leaflet that says, “KEEP AMERICA AMERICAN. REPORT ANY AND ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS THEY ARE NOT IMMIGRANTS THEY ARE CRIMINALS CALL 1-866-DHS-2ICE. BLOODANDSOIL.ORG Honestly, I am shaking and thoroughly disgusted that fascists are at work here. The […]

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Black history, U.S. history are inseparable

Image: Community College of Aurora (Source) This month is Black History Month. In reality, every month is Black History month, because without black people, there would be no United States. Black history is tied up with slavery and capitalism, territorial expansion, annihilation of native Americans, the Civil War, Jim Crow, and ongoing inequality. It is tied […]

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Voting Rights Act would level election field

One hundred and fifty years ago today, Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, bringing to an end the Civil War. What had begun as a sectional war by which the South sought to preserve and expand slavery into the western territories, ended with the collapse of the South and the liberation […]

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Systemic injustice threatens democracy

One hundred fifty one years ago today the pivotal battle of the Civil War was fought, as Union soldiers succeeded in holding off Confederate charges on Little Round Top at Gettysburg. If the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment had been overrun by southern troops, the Confederacy may very likely have prevailed in the Civil War, […]

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Bundy, Sterling: GOP dream ticket for 2016

Photo by George Frey The radical right here in America now boasts two fresh heroes: Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling. With their eager penchant for plainspoken hypocrisy and outright bigotry, they ought to be a swell choice for the Tea Party/Republican presidential nomination come 2016. First, good old boy Cliven Bundy rode heroically onto the […]

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Inspire Seattle: Jan 25: No New Jim Crow

          Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:30pm *  Main discussion topic for this evening:  No New Jim Crow *To receive InspireSeattle invitations, click here to provide us with an email address. Following the Civil War and continuing right into the 1960s, African-Americans were racially segregated and systematically discriminated against by a series […]

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Inspire Seattle Jan 25: No New Jim Crow

Invites YOU to join our  social on   Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:30pm *  Main discussion topic for this evening:  No New Jim Crow *To receive InspireSeattle invitations, click here to provide us with an email address. Following the Civil War and continuing right into the 1960s, African-Americans were racially segregated and systematically discriminated against by […]

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Join EOI Dec 3 for the Legislative Summit on Racial Equity

Too often, policies are blind to the true impact they have on low-income and communities of color. Well-intended hopes can result in disastrous outcomes when the voices of those most affected are not included or considered. Here at EOI, we believe in the power of everyone coming to the table to have a stronger collective […]