Paul Street: Is Trumpism Fascism? + Paul Jay: Trump’s Treason and McConnell’s Mayhem

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with Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 22, 2021

theAnalysis-news on Feb 22, 2021

Paul Street argues that it’s wrong to call January 6th an “insurrection”; this wasn’t a grassroots rank and file populist uprising by the people, it was instigated from the top down and part of a larger organized fascist effort.

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Paul Street is an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of eight books to date: Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004); Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in the Post-Civil Rights Era (New York: Routledge, 2005); Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: a Living Black Chicago History (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007); Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2008); The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power (Paradigm, 2010); (with Anthony DiMaggio) Crashing the Tea Party: Mass Media and the Campaign to Remake American Politics (Paradigm, 2011); and They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy (Paradigm, 2014). Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump, and the Politics of Appeasement (CounterPunch Books, September 2020). Paul writes regularly for Counterpunch and Dandelion Salad. Help Paul Street keep writing here and/or here.


Paul Jay: Trump’s Treason and McConnell’s Mayhem

theAnalysis-news on Feb 11, 2021

Did Donald Trump attempt to organize a military coup against the incoming Biden administration? Did Mitch McConnell, as majority leader of the Senate and the person who is ultimately responsible for the Capitol Hill Police, deliberately allow the protestors into the Capitol Buildings? Why is mainstream media so quiet about what’s so obvious?

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From the archives:

Riots Don’t Change Systems, by Pete Dolack

Warnings from Weimar + The Corporate State is Not Our Friend, by Kenn Orphan

Things That Keep Me Up At Night, January 2021 Edition, by Kenn Orphan

The Threat of Fascism Rears its Head in Washington, by Pete Dolack + PSL Statement: Trump Incites Fascist Insurrection Against Congress — What Comes Next?

Fight the Trumpism that will Outlast Trump

Kamala Harris Is Not A “Left Radical” Or A “Marxist”, By Paul Street

Notes on Inauthenticity in a Creeping Fascist Nuthouse by Paul Street

The Rise of America’s Fascist Paramilitaries by Rainer Shea

Creeping Fascism by Paul Street