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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery, AL, one of the critical moments in the civil rights movement and recently dramatized in the motion picture, Selma. John Lewis’ memoir, Walking with the Windis one story of that movement. The memoir recounts his remarkable journey from the young man who led campaigns for desegregation in the turbulent 1960s to the House of Representatives, where he has represented his Georgia district for over a quarter-century.

You can purchase the book here.

Proud Boys demonstrator

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Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

It's become apparent that, even as Donald Trump tries to deny reality and continue claiming he won the election, the hate group that he ordered, on national television, to "stand back and stand by" now considers (per leadership's statements that "standby order has been rescinded," as well as other threatening statements on social media) those orders null and void: The Proud Boys are now playing the role of Trump's goon-squad defenders in the streets—and appear unlikely to stop anytime soon.

Following the initial burst of Proud Boy violence in Washington, D.C., during and after the "Million MAGA March" of November 14, the familiar black-and-yellow polos, red MAGA hats and thug tactics have been showing up on the streets of Raleigh, North Carolina; Sacramento, California; and Staten Island, New York. At each event, brawls broke out amid overheated rhetoric, much of it in Trump's defense.

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