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Fast for Democracy

Plantation Capitalism: http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/18821-rev-james-lawson-our-country-is-based-on-plantation-capitalism
Plantation Capitalism: http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/18821-rev-james-lawson-our-country-is-based-on-plantation-capitalism

For a couple weeks now, my buddy Kai has been engaged in a Fast For Democracy to bear moral witness to the corruption and state violence of concentrated wealth overwhelming the voices and votes of ordinary people. The fast is also to encourage folks to pledge to vote for pro-democracy candidates. He asked me to take the pledge, help spread the word, and encourage others to do so, and given the swirl of recent scandals and revelations around voter suppression (which I touched on a couple days ago), I felt compelled both to spread the word and to join in the fast myself.

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