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Watch my analysis and new job announcement: Towers of Cash - Campaign Finance in the 2018 Election for Governor of IL

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters... Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”

— Frederick Douglass

h/t DSA Pres Maria Svart

Waiting in line 2 hours to vote which billionaire will continue implementing the capitalists' agenda in the statehouse in this totally normal, functional democracy. An elderly lady fainted from the stress of standing so long.

, which was created in 2016 as a campaign to build black-led economic power and cooperative economics following the killing of , and which has been doing incredible work, has been recently co-opted by right-wingers as a campaign against the Democratic party.

If you are on the birdsite and want to help push back, please consider RTing this tweet/thread from co-founder Me'lea:

The world is scary.

You have two options.

Look away in silence and wait for it to get so scary that you can't do that anymore because that silence let all choice be removed,
or look at it and tell others what you see and do what you can to stop it from reaching the point where speaking against it is impossible.

There is silent sliding to common oblivion or speaking up to preserve life, others' and yours.
There are literally no other options than silence or life.
You can't do everything, but you certainly can do something. Do that.
Choose life.

Libertarian party debates might put Saturday Night Live out of business (0:22)

When the state itself is the product of a white supremacist agenda, all expressions of "patriotism" are themselves racism

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Do y’all have opinions about snopes?

If you come to the Skylark for the #bigshouldersmeet on Sunday between 5 and 8, you can pick up one of these cool babies. :flag: :oldstyle: :malort: :flag:

Q: ICE candidate error (bad state)

A: Democrat congressional candidate backtracks on supporting ICE ...

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