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Current events and their impact on democracy - Heather Cox Richardson, Robert Hubbell, Thom Hartmann, Rebekah Jones, Greg Olear
Legal issues and voting rights - Joyce Vance, Marc Elias
How Strongmen steal power - Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Attacks on abortion rights and how to fight back - Jessica Valenti
Gun violence and school shootings - David Riedman
Recognizing and countering disinformation - Rand Waltzman
The threats to American democracy
"... the crisis in American democracy crept up on many and draws a direct comparison with the rise of Adolf Hitler, achieved through political gains and consolidation. “Democracies die more often through the ballot box than at gunpoint,” explains Heather Cox Richardson.
“Republicans want to get rid of business regulation, they want to get rid of a basic social safety net and send all that back to the churches, they want to get rid of infrastructure projects that FDR is engaging in because they think it costs too much in tax dollars and it should be private investment... they do say they want home rule and states’ rights, which is code for “We don’t want civil rights.’”
What would a second Trump term mean for America?
“An end of American democracy. I have absolutely no doubt about that, and he’s made it very clear. You look at Project 2025, which is a thousand pages on how you dismantle the federal government that has protected civil rights, provided a basic social safety net, regulated business and promoted infrastructure since 1933. The theme of his 2024 campaign is retribution.
“I don’t think people understand now that, if Donald Trump wins again, what we’re going to put in power is those people who want to burn it all down. By that I mean they want to hurt their enemies for sure but, so long as they can be in control, they don’t care if it means that Nato falls apart or that Americans are starving or dying from pandemic diseases. As long as somebody gets hurt, that’s enough for them.” - The Guardian
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