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Happy New Year: Can’t Wait For Midnight (2020 Link Roundup)

Posted in Editorials on December 31st, 2020

Despite my sorrow and anger I do believe there are reasons to be optimistic, that we have multiple COVID-19 vaccines, and that Donald Trump lost are the two biggest. The love of my friends and family keep me going. Goodbye 2020.

In Case You Missed It:

McCloskeys sue UPI, photographer over iconic image confronting protesters

Kentucky State Police training slideshow quotes Hitler, advocates ‘ruthless’ violence
A high school newspaper uncovered this story! The kids are alright.

An Idaho official left a meeting in tears as anti-maskers swarmed her home

U.S. deports migrant women who alleged abuse by Georgia doctor

How Dangerous Conspiracy Theories Like QAnon Find a Home in Anti-Choice Politics

New York City

What Bloomberg Did to Protesters

Two Queens City Council Candidates Endorsed by NYC-DSA

NY’s Automatic Voter Registration Law Hailed As “Profound Reform” To Elections

City Council Staff Union Becomes First Legislative Union In NY State


WNBA Players—Again—Show the Meaning of Radical Dissent

42-year-old Zamboni driver plays 28 minutes as Hurricanes’ emergency goalie, makes eight saves in historic win


My Year In Books

Definitely check out Flowers in the Gutter by K. R. Gaddy, which is the true story of teenage antifascists trying to build a resistance from within Nazi Germany.

I also recommend Cry Havoc, the memoir of Mayor Michael Signer about “Unite The Right” in Charlottesville. I’ve read criticisms this book that it’s all “white tears” and trying to absolve himself before history. That might partially be true, although sympathetic he is a but self indulgent at times. But the true value of this book is the subtext. When you between lines, you learn how white supremacy works, even if unintentionally. At best it’s like Macbeth.

In Memoriam

Michael Brooks, Political Commentator and Podcast Host, Dies at 36

Remembering Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson

Previous Year End Posts


Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 59: Jaslin Kaur is the future of the Democratic Party

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on December 17th, 2020

Jaslin Kaur is the future of the Democratic Party

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We interviewed Jaslin Kaur, candidate for NYC City Council district 23 in the Democratic primary. She has recently been endorsed by the DSA. We discussed the split in the Democratic Party between progressives and centrists, AOC, Jay Jacobs, public transit and more.

Discussed in this episode:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Biden’s Win, House Losses, and What’s Next for the Left

AOC ripped by New York’s Democratic leader after party’s rough election night

NY Democratic leader reflects on party’s divide and plans for 2021


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