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Passing the Torch: From Julian Bond to Black Lives Matter


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Passing the Torch: From Julian Bond to Black Lives Matter

Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan

Civil-rights pioneer Julian Bond died this week at the age of 75. In 1960, as a student at the historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta, Bond led nonviolent protests against racially segregated facilities like restaurants, movie theaters and parks. He co-founded SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and spent years organizing and registering African-Americans to vote in the Deep South. In 1965, he was elected to the Georgia state Legislature, where legislators blocked him from being sworn in because of his opposition to the war in Vietnam. It took a U.S.


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Black Lives Matter is getting to be a real pain in the butt.


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Why? And for whom?


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BLM are quite right to challenge do-nothing Democrats, as well as proto-Fascist Republicans on this issue of the suppression of the Black minority. Nothing is more basic to the project of the corporate state than the marginalization of this minority, who play in our polity the same role as Jews in Germany.