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A recent article in the New York Times attacked peace groups and activists who oppose the U.S. government’s drive towards war with China. Just days later, Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding an investigation into Code Pink, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, Dongsheng and others named in the article.

While they differ on tactics or on domestic social issues, both wings of the mainstream establishment in the U.S. are united in their effort to prevent China from becoming a world power and threatening the imperialist order. We’re joined by Ben Becker, the Editor-in-Chief of BreakThrough News, to investigate this New McCarthyism and review the history of the Red Scare from World War I through the Civil Rights movement.

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  1. So glad to see so many groups, organizations, leftist political parties, individuals standing up for equality, peace, justice for all. I live in Denmark, am 83 and slowing down, but I remember my best days fighting for what you all are where I was born US-ARME (United States of America Racist Military Empire), and nine years with the revolutions in Nicaragua and Cuba.
    Today, with no groups in Denmark fighting for what we stand for, I am alone and can only write against the evil-doers and make donations to those who do. You four listed as enemies of capitalism and its imperial wars are on MY list.
    Warm embrace with you all.

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