January 7, 2022

ITT Sound Off: A Self-coup

Maria and Julio reflect on the one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection. They get into President Biden’s remarks this week and what accountability looks like for the attack. We also hear from Renée Graham, opinion columnist at the Boston Globe, about the language surrounding the attack and how local extremist movements have expanded in the year since.  ITT Staff Picks: - “It’s infuriating when someone in the media or a pundit insists on calling Jan. 6 a riot. What millions witnessed live at the U.S. Capitol was not a protest spurred by passions that spontaneously combusted,” writes Renée Graham for the Boston Globe. - Elie Mystal writes about the implications of attorney general Merrick Garland’s slow-moving prosecution of participants of the January 6 insurrection in this piece for The Nation. - In this piece for Vice, Tess Owen reports on the evolving tactics of the Proud Boys, a far-right neo-fascist gang, in the year following the Capitol insurrection.  Photo credit: AP Photo/John Minchillo, File  

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