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3 IN YOUR TOWN: The history of Grundy County's Highlander Folk School Channel 3's John Martin shares the history of the Highlander Folk School reflects the course of organized labor and Civil Rights movements in the South, as well ...
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Not long after a white supremacist killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, a building at the Highlander civil rights center in northeastern Tennessee was set on fire. The same racist symbol painted on a firearm used by the Christchurch shooter was found spray-painted in the parking lot. But when police arrived to investigate, they interrogated Highlander staff about their political work — as if they were the ones under investigation. On the other side of the state, a lawsuit against the city of Memphis has cracked open a sweeping police intelligence operation targeting racial justice activists. Alice Speri reports from Tennessee on the unsolved fire at Highlander, surveillance in Memphis, and the criminalization of black dissent.

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Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the (more...)

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