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Defending Democracy and Diversity
Introduction to how the U.S. Political Right agenda is undermining human rights.

  • Overview Articles
  • Chart of Sectors
  • Ground Rules & Tips for Challenging the Right
  • Introductory Slideshow
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  • Civil Liberties, Security for Activists, Political Repression
  • Why is it Important to Understand the Political Right?

    Particularly since the early 1970s, the political Right has successfully reframed a whole series of issues in a way that has moved federal and state governments toward an increasing level of repression; and society toward accepting more social oppression. While successfully establishing their framework the political Right has managed to hide its own role in the process. What this means is that even as the arguments of the political Right have become widely accepted, the way it actually created this situation has been overlooked. Many "average Americans," mainly middle class Whites, now simply accept arguments for repressive measures and oppressive systems as "common sense."


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  • Ten Tips for Fighting Hate Groups of the Far Right (Center for Democratic Renewal)
  • How to Fight the Right (Center for Democratic Renewal)
  • Tips for Campus Organizers (Center for Campus Organizing)
  • Fair and Balanced to Death: Confronting the Cult of Neutrality In the Teacher Education Classroom (Faith Agostinone-Wilson)
  • Some Strategies for Challenging the Right (Chip Berlet)

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  • Divisions That Kill (Suzanne Pharr)
  • Soundbites Against Homophobia (Robin Kane, NGLTF)
  • What Does "Right Wing" Mean? (Jean V. Hardisty, Ph.D.)

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  • A Call to Defend Democracy & Pluralism [long] (Blue Mountain Working Group)
  • Uniting to Defend the Four Freedoms (Chip Berlet)
  • Abstaining from Bad Sects From Resist newsletter
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