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‘We could have the trial tomorrow’ John Nichols on Trump impeachment, sedition, and what may be next; Plus: Racist vandalism of Black art in Oakland

0:08 – US politics roundup: calls to remove Trump from office, the 25th Amendment, Republicans supporting the President, impeachment,

John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) is National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation.

“The Future is Ours” mural has been vandalized three times (Photo: AeroSoul Art on Twitter)

0:34 – Racist vandalism of Black art in Oakland

Refa One is an Oakland Native and lifelong artivist and Director of AeroSoul (@AerosoulArt), an international organization of spray can artists from the African Diaspora. Lead artist and Director of the Future is Black mural project that has been vandalized three times in December 2020. There is a GoFundMe set up to support costs of repairing the mural and other mural projects in Oakland. 

Leo Carson is an artist, laid off restaurant worker and a member of Socialist Alternative (@SocialistAlt). He sculpted a 400lb ceramic statue of Breonna Taylor in downtown Oakland which has now been vandalized twice.

A GoFundMe campaign to rebuild the Breonna Taylor statue in Oakland has been set up, and raised over $27,000 already.

The vandalized statue of Breonna Taylor in downtown Oakland is to be replaced in bronze (Photo: Leo Carson via GoFundme campaign)

 

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