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Showing posts from July, 2020

Decision to honour legendary Egyptian singer in Israel angers right wing

There is perhaps no modern Egyptian cultural treasure more beloved than Umm Kulthoum. Anyone who has visited the Arab world or been in the home of a member of the diaspora has likely heard the moving tones of her distinct, resonant voice. The Israeli town of Haifa recently moved to honour her legacy –and stirred up controversy in the process.  Read more.

The Rise and Fall of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad

AMC and Universal strike landmark deal for early home releases

Leading US movie theater chain AMC and Universal Pictures announced a deal on Tuesday marking a watershed for Hollywood that will allow home audiences to watch major films much sooner than usual. Under the agreement, Universal's new movies will be available to video-on-demand platforms after showing for three weekends, or 17 days, in theaters.  Read more.

Black Lives Matter Chicago Sues to Prevent Occupation by Trump’s Paramilitaries

Taking a page from Hitler’s Brownshirts, Donald Trump is sending his secret paramilitary forces into U.S. cities to terrorize the population. Ostensibly designed to “restore order” in the wake of massive uprisings against white supremacy and police brutality, this move appears to have a more cynical purpose lurking.... read more .

FBI Documents Reveal Secret Program To Criminalize Social Media

Tesla electrifies the auto industry’s new era

Tesla’s rapid ascent to the most valuable automaker in the world marks the beginning of a new era for the industry, one in which expertise in digital technology and electrification will be the critical factor for success, not the manufacturing efficiency that made Toyota the industry’s leading company for the past 25 years.  Read more .

The Great College Loan Swindle

On a wind-swept, frigid night in February 2009, a 37-year-old schoolteacher named Scott Nailor parked his rusted ’92 Toyota Tercel in the parking lot of a Fireside Inn in Auburn, Maine. He picked this spot to have a final reckoning with himself. He was going to end his life.  Read more.

Rev. Dr. William Barber Says A Multi-Racial Coalition Is Necessary For This Moment

Activists Push Police Out Of Schools In Madison

In Mexico the police will kill you for not wearing a mask and the state will disappear you for demanding justice. This is the conclusion drawn by Alejandro Puerto, a young grassroots political activist in the state of Jalisco, who spoke with... read more .

Racist police in France hang Confederate flag in Paris barracks

A resident of Paris’s 17th arrondissement sent our team two photos taken from their window that show an American Confederate flag displayed in the window of the police barracks across the street. This flag, which was the battle emblem for a slave-holding society and is considered racist, has particular resonance against a backdrop of... read more .

The Detroit Rebellion

There is a paradox at the heart of the American story we often hear. When Martin Luther King Jr. declared he had a dream, Lyndon B. Johnson is said to have signed it into existence with the Civil Rights Act. The paradox is that the end of systemic racism in this tale coincides with the beginning of a wave of riots that... read more.

The US Should Stop Lying About Its History

The Sorry State of Apologies

In recent weeks, controversial statues and symbols across the United States that seem to glorify the white supremacist ideals of a Confederate past have been taken down by frustrated protesters and concerned institutions , ready for a change in the public... read more .

Whose Freedom Do We Celebrate On The Fourth of July