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  1. What Is Left of American Democracy (on the Eve of the 2020 Elections)?

    Join San Diego State University’s Department of Political Science for a panel discussion featuring two eminent public intellectuals, whose critical perspectives challenge us to think beyond the paradigm of mainstream American politics.

    As the Presidential elections approach, there are troubling signs that American democracy may be in its death throes: daily breaches of long-standing democratic norms, warnings that the elections will not be settled through the ballot box, appeals to the military to uphold electoral results, assassination plots by fascist militias, and all of this in the context of a deadly pandemic, a spiraling economic crisis, racial unrest, and the destruction of the environment.

    How did we get to this point? And what is the way out of this very dangerous crisis?

    Adolph Reed is Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Pennsylvania specializing in African-American political thought, and the politics of race and class. His recent publications include “Socialism and the Argument Against Race Reductionism” (2020) and “Antiracism: A Neoliberal Alternative to the Left” (2018).

    David North is chairman of the editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org), and the author of numerous books, including The Crisis of American Democracy (2004), The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century (2014), and A Quarter Century of War (2016).

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  2. 2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert #4: The Ordinary Things

    The Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota of Santa Fe is proud to present The Ordinary Things as the forth virtual concert of the 2021 season! The Indie rock trio band from Albuquerque is known for their creamy vocals, edgy guitar riffs and unique bass lines. The band is the only New Mexico band in this year’s virtual concert portion of the hybrid series, which features virtual shows and planned LIVE shows this summer. The band’s name was inspired by the concept of wabi-sabi, the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Their music aims to capture this concept and all of the ordinary, but beautiful things experienced in day-to-day life.

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  3. Music at The Mansion: Mandolin Orange

    On Tuesday May 28th, Mandolin Orange played a special set at the North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh to help usher in a partnership between Come Hear North Carolina and the Americana Music Association (AMA). Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper hosted musicians, AMA members, and press to celebrate all that North Carolina has given to the world of music, and Mandolin Orange provided the perfect soundtrack to the occasion. Enjoy the full performance below.

    Credits: Videographers: Matt Zeher, Laura Casteel, Greg Snyder, Tom Normanly Audio: Saman Khoujinian Editing: Matt Zeher Producers: Carly Jones, Samuel Gerweck, Sandra Davidson

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  4. Devo - Live at the Whistler Medals Plaza (2010 Vancouver Olympics)

    Unfortunately when I got this, the quality wasn’t the greatest, but at least the show wasn’t as theatrical as the shows later on tour.

    Tracklist:

    Don’t Shoot (I’m A Man) (0:00) Peek-A-Boo (5:03) What We Do (8:09) Going Under (11:25) Fresh (15:03) That’s Good (17:50) Girl U Want (21:51) Whip it (25:07) Secret Agent Man (27:45) Uncontrollable Urge (31:30) Mongoloid (35:03) Smart Patrol (38:55) Mr. DNA (42:38) Gates of Steel (45:51) Freedom of Choice (49:42) Beautiful World (54:34)

    Tagged with music devo

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  5. Walter Benn Michaels: Class Struggle, Class Size, Class Reduction: the Idea of a University

    "Class Struggle, Class Size, Class Reduction: the Idea of a University"

    Presenter: Walter Benn Michaels, Professor of English, University of Illinois at Chicago

    This keynote presentation was given as part of the virtual conference "What is Left? Class Analysis and the Present Crisis," sponsored by the University of Chicago Department of English, Department of Sociology, and Graduate Council.

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