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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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A teenaged Noam Chomsky translated Henry Wallace campaign literature into foreign languages. I interviewed Chomsky for my book on Wallace’s anti-fascist, anti-racist politics. He was one of a generation of activists who came of age as Wallace campaigners.

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Dane County’s #RECOUNT2020 is just about done. The deadline will be met. It will confirm Joe Biden’s victory in Wisconsin. The Trump campaign spent $3 million to fund the recount, and it has gone very well.. for Biden.

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Quoted @joncoopertweets

I’m happy to see that President-elect @JoeBiden has now passed 19.8 million followers. Do me a favor — let’s get him to 20 million by the end of Thanksgiving weekend!! 🍁

Wish fulfilled: @JoeBiden passes 20M followers.

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With an overwhelming mandate to lead in a more mature manner than his infantile predecessor, Joe Biden commits to govern from furniture made for adults.

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Tens of thousands are protesting across France today to block proposals by Macron, which threaten to undermine press freedom, limit the public’s right to know, and make it harder to stop police violence.

#LoiSecuriteGlobale
@JLMelenchon @FranceInsoumise

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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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“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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