The failures of the DSA are going to get us killed | puntorojo

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw Trump supporters breach the Capitol on January 6. I was visiting my mom and we were getting ready for dinner when I received frantic texts from comrades from Mexico City. “What is going in the US? I just saw the videos from the Capitol”. I assumed it was some Proud Boys getting violent as usual but when I turned on the TV and watched thousands of Trump supporters outside the Capitol and an armed stand-off inside, I knew this was different. As we commented on the chaos over dinner, my grandmother, who is blind, began to tense up, she was getting worried, we were talking about civil war, Donald Trump and running away to Mexico. I tried to reassure them that things would be OK, and that this would be resolved appropriately, but deep down, I wasn’t—I’m not—so sure.

Source: The failures of the DSA are going to get us killed | puntorojo

America’s Gettysburg Moment: Even If Defeated Trumpism Will Not Vanish 

Pundits and polls are at one in predicting a victory for Joe Biden over Donald Trump in the presidential election, portraying the vote as a non-military rerun of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, when the north defeated the south in what is regarded as a turning point in the civil war. The violence will be less this time round, but the hatred between the antagonists is at a similar level. More

Source: America’s Gettysburg Moment: Even If Defeated Trumpism Will Not Vanish – CounterPunch.org

An American war zone: The US may be sliding toward sectarian conflict 

When it rains, pieces of glass, pottery, and metal rise through the mud in the hills surrounding my Maryland home. The other day, I walked outside barefoot to fetch one of my kid’s shoes and a pottery shard stabbed me in the heel. Nursing a minor infection, I wondered how long that fragment dated ba

Source: An American war zone: The US may be sliding toward sectarian conflict – Alternet.org

150 Years Later: The Promise and Pitfalls of the Constitution’s 15th Amendment 

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 15th Amendment, which was adopted to give Black people access to the ballot after the Civil War. The amendment has retained its promise but, unfortunately, the robust democracy that it envisioned remains just out of reach. Today, we should honor the life of the momentous amendment by remembering that the fight to keep it continues.

Source: 150 Years Later: The Promise and Pitfalls of the Constitution’s 15th Amendment | Portside