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"Subversives" shows how the two men and their allies sabotaged the careers of law-abiding citizens, defended reckless police violence and exploited an appalling double standard in the political use of FBI intelligence.Author Seth Rosenfeld's "Subversives" tells how the two men and their allies sabotaged the careers of law-abiding citizens, defended reckless police violence and exploited an appalling double standard in the political use of FBI intelligence.

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Three moments -- 1911, 1964, now -- coming together compelled me to think about when and why people resist power, why they acquiesce, and why, sometimes, they may believe they are resisting when they are in truth acquiescing. If it is so self-evident that the Triangle Army was compelled to say “enough is enough” back then and act on that resolve, what has happened now?

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Truthdig is pleased to present the second excerpt from Gary Phillips’ novel “Freedom’s Fight,” which interweaves real historical figures and situations in a fictive narrative about World War II, focusing not just on the black soldier’s struggle, but also on the debates various civil rights groups had about the war stateside. This second installment from Gary Phillips' historical novel "Freedom's Fight" focuses on black soldiers in World War II.

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