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The Other Revolutions: July 4th July 4, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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As noted some years back by Lamentreat:

A lot of people would say there were *three* world-historical revolutions in that time, not two: American, French, Haitian.

Today is, of course, the anniversary of one of those three. Here’s a thread from here on the many contradictions of this one.

And this from the Guardian is a great photo-essay on how:

Since the 19th century, abolitionists, suffragists and civil rights activists have seized the Fourth of July as an occasion to protest injustices sustained by those omitted from the founding fathers’ vision. In the 20th century, the civil rights movement and Vietnam war brought to light legacies of slavery, imperialism and sexism that continue to challenge the narrative of ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’. Today, the potency of Black Lives Matter has established civil disobedience as an unwavering American tradition.

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