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Go Tell Everybody

At the outset of Red Dawn, Russian paratroopers open-fire on a high school. I think I recall the camera lingering on a dead kid. It's a chilling opening sequence to a film that quickly tumbles and lurches into jingoistic ridiculousness. Wolverines! All my life, all my parents' life, and much of my grandparents' life – for almost three generations – we've heard claims of Russians infiltrating our unions, student groups, civil rights groups, the Black Panther Party, the Democratic Party, environmental movements, libraries, novelists, Hollywood, water filtration systems, immigrants, parklands, Disneyland, jazz, soul, rap, rock, funk, reggae, dancing, hippies, beats, comedians, poets, priests, r

Lunging after some glimpse of a new and better world

Families Belong Together. Amid extinction and kleptocracy, Saturday was spent marching for a most basic human right. Ridiculous. But Republicans have gone all white and nationalist, so... The new IDLES new single from their upcoming album Joy as and Act of Resistance can explain... My blood brother is an immigrant A beautiful immigrant My blood brother's Freddie Mercury A Nigerian mother of three He's made of bones, he's made of blood He's made of flesh, he's made of love He's made of you, he's made of me Unity! Fear leads to panic, panic leads to pain Pain leads to anger, anger leads to hate Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, Dan