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Fascism in Trump’s America

“‘Fascism’ has become a kind of a scare word. But many of the aspects of fascism are not far below the surface…. So, fascist-type structures without the crematoria, which is not a core, necessary part of fascism. It could happen.” – Noam Chomsky The 2016 election and subsequent political tire-fire has gotten people talking about […]

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Peace Agenda for Syria

Don’t believe Trump’s crocodile tears for those “beautiful babies” dying in Syria. Children have been dying everyday in Syria for years. To add insult to injury, they’re banned from coming to the US as refugees. Instead, look at the rise in arms manufacturer Raytheon’s stock following Trump’s use of their cruise missiles against a Syrian […]

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Resisting an Attack on Immigrants in Irondequoit

It was a chilly Thursday evening around 10pm when the reports started circulating on social media that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had kidnapped a family of undocumented people in Geneseo, right on the campus. Students confronted ICE, capturing the encounter on video, and news reached networks of organizers and activists in Rochester. Intel was […]

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Fighting for a Better World

“What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.” -Ursula K. Le Guin It’s no secret that we, the people who walk around on this big, floating rock, make an incalculable number of choices in our daily lives. Most of these choices seem ordinary, and life goes on. In recent times, however, […]

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Welcome to the Party, Liberals!

With the election of Donald “Orange is the New White” Trump, there has been a new outpouring of social justice activity across the United States. The Women’s March, airport demonstrations in support of immigrants and refugees, the People’s Climate March, millions of dollars in new donations to the American Civil Liberties Union are all part […]

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Nazis Among US: Trump and the Far-Right

“We have a wonderful opportunity here folks, that may never come again, at the right time. Donald Trump’s campaign statements, if nothing else, have shown that our views are not so unpopular as the Political Correctness crowd have told everyone they are.” This isn’t all that uncommon a thing to hear right now. These same […]

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Freedom at Sunset: Rojava’s Revolution in Syria

You’ve probably never heard of a place called Rojava . It’s in northern Syria, and its name means both ‘West’ and ‘Sunset’ in Kurdish. If you don’t know who the Kurds are, they’re a people whose homeland is divided by the national borders of Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. You may have seen Syria on […]

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We’ll Always Have Bernie

For a number of months this past year, American voters were treated to glimpse of what it might look like if we actually had democracy in this country. Many on the left have been energized, others were skeptical. There are good reasons for both attitudes, and much to be learned now that it’s over. Whether […]

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In the Elections of 2016

In the elections of 2016, Americans have run out of options. During one of the most money-saturated elections in history, voters have been left to choose between two candidates who, in spite of their rhetoric, have far more commonalities than differences. On November 8th, the US electorate will go to the polls without any way […]

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Incarcerated Workers Strike!

On September 9th, prisoners all over the country went out on strike against slavery in the United States. You read that right. It may sound like an exaggeration, but slavery continues to this day across the US, made legal by the 13th amendment. “But the 13th Amendment abolished slavery,” you might be thinking. You’d be at […]

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