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December 19, 2016
Land of the Free? This Firsthand Report From the Emmett Till Murder Trial Is Chilling to Read Today
“The crowds are gone and this Delta town is back to its silent, solid life that is based on cotton and the proposition that a whole race of men was created to pick it.”
November 30, 2016
Post-Truth and Its Consequences: What a 25-Year-Old Essay Tells Us About the Current Moment
“We are rapidly becoming prototypes of a people that totalitarian monsters could only drool about in their dreams,” a
writer said in 1992.
October 24, 2016
Tom Hayden and the Unfinished Business of Democracy
Though an irreplaceable voice for peace has been silenced, his vision will live on.
September 28, 2016
Shimon Peres and the Zionist Nightmare
The former Israeli president was the very tragic hero of a not-funny comedy.
June 23, 2016
This Study of American Fascism, Published in 1990, Is Appallingly Relevant Today
Donald Trump and neo-Nazis exist along a racist continuum on which it is difficult to draw any lines.
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May 11, 2016
The Roots of Today’s Racism and Police Violence, in an ‘Inconceivably Brutal’ Riot 150 Years Ago
“The police headed the butchery” in Memphis in May of 1866,
reported at the time, “and occupied themselves in shooting down every colored person, of whatever sex, of whom they got a glimpse.”
March 31, 2016
We Are Judged by How We Treat the Helpless and the Poor
On his 89th birthday, it’s worth remembering how complicated and controversial Cesar Chavez really was.
January 28, 2016
The For-Profit Sadism of ‘Incarceration, Inc.’
An article in
thirty years ago was an early warning about the growth of the prison-industrial complex.
December 22, 2015
When the Berlin Wall Fell, Bernie Sanders Didn’t Respond Like Other Politicians
Instead of heralding “the end of history,” Sanders called on Americans to take the revolutions of 1989 as a model.
November 4, 2015
It’s Shocking How Relevant This 150-Year-Old Denunciation of American Racism Is Today
In 1865, a
took aim at the deadly dehumanization of black lives that plagued the United States then as it does today.