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John Nichols

Author: THE FIGHT FOR THE SOUL OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (Verso: May 2020). @TheNation. @CapTimes. @freepress. @theprogressive. Follower of Tom Paine.

Wisconsin, USA

Joined on 17 January, 2012

https://www.thenation.com/next-left/

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Running in 1950, he challenged Red Scare McCarthyism, Cold War militarism and structural racism, and won more than 205,729 votes from New Yorkers.

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois ran for the U.S. Senate on the ticket of New York State’s independent, left-wing American Labor Party. His platform called for economic and social and racial justice, an end to colonialism, and the pursuit of peace.

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Me? I’m thankful for the vital role that #nativevote2020 played in flipping the states of Wisconsin and Arizona from Trump in 2016 to President-elect Biden in 2020.

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Replying to @NelsonforWI: Excellent piece by @NicholsUprising, one of the most impt progressive voices today. @FrancescaHongWI @MarkPocan

"Trump’s…

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Excellent piece by @NicholsUprising, one of the most impt progressive voices today. @FrancescaHongWI @MarkPocan

"Trump’s desperately racist and antidemocratic challenge to results from Milwaukee and Madison will reveal no fraud—merely that he lost." -JN

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Replying to @repmarkpocan: Wisconsin, COVID-19 is raging across our state and there's a lot ALL of us can do still to help stop the spread.

This is…

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Wisconsin, COVID-19 is raging across our state and there's a lot ALL of us can do still to help stop the spread.

This is URGENT:

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Wear a damn mask! Socially distance! Stay safe!

Shop ⁦@thenation⁩ store on #BlackFriday2020:

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Replying to @yanisvaroufakis: Today, Black Friday, we boycott Amazon. For ONE DAY we don't even visit its webpage. In solidarity with the internatio…

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Today, Black Friday, we boycott Amazon. For ONE DAY we don't even visit its webpage. In solidarity with the international alliance of workers, climate & tax justice activists organised by the Progressive International to #MakeAmazonPay

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When Daniel Webster Hoan served as the Socialist mayor of Milwaukee, he refused to welcome King Albert of Belgium to town, greeting the news of the royal visit with the cry: “I stand for the man who works. To hell with kings.”

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Trump had to sit at the defeated president’s table.

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“Don’t talk to me that way. Don’t talk to me that way... I’m the president of the United States...”

Not for long!

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Trump on the Electoral College confirming the election of Joe Biden as president: “If they do, they made a mistake."

No. If the Electoral College confirms the election of Joe Biden, it will be respecting the will of the people.

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Replying to @thenation: Unlike many presidents before him and many since, FDR used the Thanksgiving Proclamation to speak to people's anguish, to re…

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Replying to @thenation: FDR used his Thanksgiving Proclamations to speak about the fight against totalitarianism, about his dream for a United Natio…

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Replying to @thenation: FDR rejected the empty platitudes of “up-by-the-bootstraps” rugged individualism and instead preached that the best response…

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FDR rejected the empty platitudes of “up-by-the-bootstraps” rugged individualism and instead preached that the best response to economic uncertainty was with a citizenry united in common purpose, writes @NicholsUprising

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FDR used his Thanksgiving Proclamations to speak about the fight against totalitarianism, about his dream for a United Nations, and to decry racism and ethnic divisions.

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Unlike many presidents before him and many since, FDR used the Thanksgiving Proclamation to speak to people's anguish, to recognize their fears and the struggles they faced, and nurture hope for a better future.

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“... let us pray for a speedy end to strife and the establishment on earth of freedom, brotherhood, and justice for enduring time.”
— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Thanksgiving Proclamation 1941

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“May we be grateful for the passing of dark days... and for the brighter day to which we can win through by seeking the help of God in a more unselfish striving for the common bettering of mankind.”
— Franklin Roosevelt
Thanksgiving Proclamation 1933

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“May we ask guidance in more surely learning the ancient truth that greed and selfishness and striving for undue riches can never bring lasting happiness or good to the individual or to his neighbors.”
— Franklin Roosevelt
Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1933

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Quoted @IAStartingLine

#IA02 Update: Scott County announces recount board has concluded its work, ending with a +26 net vote gain for Rita Hart. That would take Miller-Meeks down to a 9 vote lead overall

Trump’s recount charade isn’t going to change a thing. On the other hand, the ongoing recount in Iowa’s 2nd congressional district could yet reveal that Democrat Rita Hart, who was trailing, has in fact won the seat.

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“Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege.”
— Canadian parliamentarian Tommy Douglas

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“To work together without slipping into an American fascism will be the central problem of postwar democracy.”
— Vice President Henry Wallace

More than 75 years ago, Wallace warned us about the crisis we are facing in 2020.

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