United Left Fireside Chat with Shahid Buttar: Everyone Should Be A Hypercitizen

On October 30th, 2020, United Left invited Shahid Buttar to its first Fireside Forum, a series of roundtable discussions with progressive organizers, activists and thinkers. Buttar is an activist, attorney, and former congressional candidate for California’s 12th district. …

We’ve all seen the jokes. “No one sabotages leftists like other leftists.” We’ve seen the memes. We’ve seen the attacks. The claims that anarchists are “useless” or MLs “are just fascists.” In our weakest moments, we’ve made these attacks ourselves. But now more than ever, we can’t afford weak moments.

For the first time in most Americans’ lives, calls to defund the police are rapidly growing in popularity. The conversation is making headlines. This conversation is long overdue and deserves all the attention it has been getting, but there is another discussion that needs to be had. One that fits…

Whatever you think about the wave of protests in the United States right now, there is a reason the CNN sign in Atlanta was defaced. The average American doesn’t feel represented by the news media. It’s time journalists acknowledge what we’ve been doing wrong. …

…In the Year of Change

I grew up thinking America was a secure, and wonderful place. I grew up thinking people got along and were happy in this country. I grew up thinking this was my home. I was naive… In this country, people are murdered simply for their skin…

On Sunday, May 31st, 2020, President Donald Trump sent a tweet that read as follows: “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”

It is important to clarify a few things. First, “ANTIFA” is not an acronym, and thus does not need to be written…

Yolanda Thomas.

Xavier Tyrell Johnson.

Darrell Banks.

Cedric Chatman.

Say their names. These are the fallen, forever lost. These are just a few of our brothers and sisters whose lives were taken through the deadly force of police brutality. There are too many to name here, but each life taken…

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