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    Dick Gregory – Our Elder-Statesman and Bridge From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter

    Dick Gregory was our elder-statesman– the person endowed with so much knowledge and lifetimes of experience that even the most ambitious and talented leaders of today knew that if Gregory was present, we’d be wise to sit silently and absorb all that we could whenever he spoke. It’s arguable that the only thing more powerful […]

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    ‘Bernie Bros’ and ‘Alt-Left’ Are Propaganda Terms Meant to Disempower

    The 2016 Presidential Primaries ended more than a year ago, but the divisive and destructive rhetoric that was developed during it remains prevalent. During the battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Bernie Bros narrative, a resurfacing of the Obama Boys narrative used during the 2008 primaries by Clinton supporters, became a novelty for political opponents of Bernie Sanders. It served as […]

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    Time To Get A Little Uncomfortable…

    How is it with the Democratic and Republican Parties that we have the plethora of issues that exist and yet the same two parties that messed things up still hold onto power? It’s quite simple; comfort. The problem is when it comes to politics, comfort isn’t good at all. When a Democrat says they are […]

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    Crying Christopher Cantwell

    Tears of a Nazi: Crying Christopher Cantwell Vice.com did a documentary on one particular White Supremacist who attended the riots in Charlottesville, VA: Christopher Cantwell. Cantwell is a popular face and voice amongst Alt-Right, Neo-Nazi and White Supremacists circles. The Vice documentary made it seem as though that Cantwell was a steel-chinned gladiator who wasn’t […]

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    The Racism at Charlottesville Is the Symptom of a Nation Built on White Supremacy

    The racism and white supremacy that were on full display at the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally is symptomatic of a United States culture that has whitewashed its history, ignored its rampant human rights abuses and stowed away the darkest corners of its past to formulate a distorted view of American exceptionalism predicated on white supremacy. America […]

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    The Value of a Life

    What is the value of a life? Many of you may respond with “priceless”, others might add qualifiers based on their relationship to a particular life in question. There are questions of when life begins that keep the abortion conversation a never-ending debate. Among all these answers there is some level of unspoken understanding that human […]

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    Ya Basta! Hands off Venezuela!

    In 1973, when the United States decided, in the interest of US telecom companies, to oust the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, by assisting and encouraging a military coup led by Augusto Pinochet, then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger justified the atrocity saying: I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch […]

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    Fear, Loathing, and the Democratic Party

    State of Play The Democrats are devoid of solutions for the American electorate. There are many viable planks available for them to use in their platform. However, they have decided to fight against them regardless of the consequences. They have lost nearly 1,000 seats throughout the country in less than a decade. Each of these […]

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    Back to Reality in Syria

    Looking back in history, it is easy to scoff at the thinly-veiled justifications of European, British, and American imperialism. Today, regime change by Europe, Britain, and the U.S. relies on some iteration of the doctrine of the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P). This doctrine asserts that the “lesson learned” from events of genocide and ethnic cleansing […]

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    On Charlottesville and How Centrism Led Us Here

    As I begin the writing of this article, the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, called Unite the Right, is still underway. The gathering, touted as an opportunity for various right-wing coalitions to unite together, seems something like an experiment with which we can judge the state of the alt-right. The combination of events from the […]