Tag: Black Lives Matter protests

How the Left and the Right Radicalize Each Other

How the Left and the Right Radicalize Each Other

The year 2020 has seen a spate of activity that has fueled the growth of far-right activity globally. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in conspiracy theory communities that are intimately linked with the radical right, including the QAnon movement and anti-lockdown groups. Another such...

Content, Not Culture, Separates Americans

Content, Not Culture, Separates Americans

It has finally come to pass in America that armed bands of federal government thugs in camouflage gear are taking over parts of selected US cities to serve the interests of the country’s fearful “leader” and autocrat-in-chief. At the behest of Trump and his stooge attorney general,...

When History in the US Finally Becomes Something to Think About

When History in the US Finally Becomes Something to Think About

With their focus on the present and occasionally on the future (for the visionaries and innovators), Americans have never been enamored of history as a subject of study. They have preferred simply to ingest the simplistic myths transcribed in textbooks produced in Texas that offer them that...

To Heal, America Must End Policing

To Heal, America Must End Policing

The protests and riots happening across the length and breadth of America are challenging systemic racism and police brutality with an intensity not seen in recent times. There were protests after the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin. There were riots after the shooting of...

The Tyranny of Algorithmic Order in Times of Revolutionary Change

The Tyranny of Algorithmic Order in Times of Revolutionary Change

Who needs reporters to cover the drama that takes place in the streets of the United States? People with cameras on their cellphones have conveniently replaced traditional news teams. The news media merely selects the videos shot by ordinary people that it will broadcast. The star journalists and...

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