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Where Things Stand: They’re Really Sticking With The ‘Anarchist Cities’ Thing Prime Badge
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Yesterday, President Trump tweeted a disingenuous rallying cry to residents of states like New York, California and Illinois — messaging that won’t do much for him in the relatively blue states that are home to some of country’s largest deep blue cities.

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The Blue Wall Of Silence
Cops are at the crux of this cultural war of neoliberalism vs. fascism. They are sworn to uphold the constitution and laws of freedom while also operating legal torture chambers and killing people of color. And they are able to hold these two completely contradictory values at the same time, as long as they don't speak or think about it.
Athletes’ Racial Justice Protest Last Week Made History. But It Wasn’t the First Wildcat Strike in Pro Sports
Pro athletes have gone on strike before over wages, pensions and working conditions, but these protests are about racial justice. It is no accident that Black players, who have talked about their own experiences being racial profiled by police officers, took the lead in organizing the walkouts.
Where Things Stand: These Two Headlines Prime Badge
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This morning we published two pieces with starkly disturbing headlines within about thirty minutes of each other.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf speaks during a press conference on the actions taken by Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security agents in Portland during continued protests at the US Customs and Border Patrol headquarters on July 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chad Wolf
GOPers Keep Falsely Implying A Protester Killed A Federal Officer In Oakland
In fact, the FBI alleged, the murderer had no intention of joining the protests: He "came to Oakland to kill cops."
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