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A Call to Celebrate 2018 as the Year of W.E.B Du Bois

By The Saturday Free School

WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS was born on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He passed away in the newly independent African nation of Ghana on August 27, 1963. This year is the one hundredth and fiftieth anniversary of his birth. It is an occasion to celebrate his life, study his work and reflect…

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The Left is the New Right, The Right is the Old Right

By Vincent Kelley

I didn’t pay much attention to Jordan Peterson when I first heard about him. The standard line on Peterson among liberals and leftists was that he is yet another right-wing hero of young, white men, but less extreme than those on the full-fledged alt-right. While this may be generally true, the fact that I personally…

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“Hard Crackers, Come Again No More”

By Vincent Kelley

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with two editors from Hard Crackers, Noel Ignatiev and James Murray. Hard Crackers  is a periodical founded in 2016 that deals with race from a perspective that has deeply informed my own. It grew out of discussions among people who had been involved with Race Traitor, a…

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Is it OK to Punch a Nazi in the Face?

By Vincent Kelley

“Is it OK to punch a Nazi in the face?” This has undoubtedly been the American left’s favorite rhetorical question to ask since alt-right poster boy Richard Spencer was punched following Trump’s inauguration earlier this year. I personally spent several hours on the internet enjoying various musical remixes to this Nazi getting punched, and would…

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Responsibility: My Journey from “Pro-Life” to Abortion on Demand, with No Apologies

By Robert Allen

  It costs a dollar to cross the narrow toll bridge over the Big Muddy into Bellevue, most folk headed to the air show at Offut the rightists were feeling their oats the doctor gunned down in church, watch for rooftop snipers Blue Angels in the sky, run to Walgreen’s for earplugs, buy ’em all!…

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OP: Looking Back, Moving Forward

By Vincent Kelley

I remember something shifting inside me when I first scrolled through the pages of Orchestrated Pulse some three years back. I was in a place of increasing certainty about what kind of political mistakes the left kept making. This certainty was gained both by observing and contributing to fatal flaws in “movements” I had been…

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Debating Deplorables: How the Left Can (and Cannot) Win Trump Voters

By Ray Valentine

Over at Jacobin, Seth Ackerman has a useful response to political scientists’ and journalists’ attempts to account for the popularity of the Trump phenomenon. He challenges the view that Trump and his ilk are riding a wave of racist, nationalist resentment, noting that despite the international electoral success of right-wing populists, longitudinal studies of public…

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Rather, Trump, Fail

By Ray Valentine

Trump made another dumb joke and now we all have to read about it. The self-appointed referees of American politics have flooded the media with declarations that the Donald’s little hint that one of his supporters should shoot Hillary Clinton CROSSES THE LINE. It’s galling to see another round of pearl clutching not about Trump’s…

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We Are the Left? Yeah, Right…

By R.L. Stephens II

I’m Black. I capitalize Black and leave white lower cased. Sure, it’s the accepted spelling, but really I do it because it feels good. My family lived in Missouri, but my mother crossed state lines to birth me in Kansas. Missouri was a slave state. Kansas was free, and she wanted her children born into…

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Odd Future Lone Wolf

By Ray Valentine

Of all the horrors that have paraded across the political scene in 2016, few are more disturbing than the seemingly sudden uptick in lone-wolf attacks. With high-profile attacks by individuals in Baton Rouge, Nice, Leeds, Orlando, and Dallas all within the space of a few weeks, the phenomenon is exploding into mainstream public consciousness. It…

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