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Category Archive for 'Class War'

Charlie Pierce: I have to admit that it took a day before I could sit down and write about the thoroughgoing bag-job that was the official investigation into the summary execution-by-cop of Tamir Rice, a 12-year old who apparently had the misfortune of having a growth spurt in the fevered mind of one Officer Timothy […]

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Can you say WTF?

Why yes, I believe you can. Again and again and again…

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Good will toward men… JERUSALEM — An Israeli anti-settlement watchdog group on Monday said the government has quietly worked on plans to build more than 8,000 homes in a strategic section of the West Bank near Jerusalem. Peace Now said the homes are among more than 55,000 housing units at various stages of planning by […]

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A 68-year-old Sikh man was attacked in Fresno, California, Saturday morning with one of the attackers striking him while yelling,”Why are you here?” Fresno police said they are investigating the incident as a hate crime. Around 6:30 a.m., Amrik Singh Bal was waiting alone for a ride to work, according to The Fresno Bee. Two […]

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It’s one thing to know this intellectually. It’s another to see it:

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An unbelievable story of rape

This is an amazing true crime story: ProPublica The Marshall Project Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate An Unbelievable Story of Rape An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins. by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica and Ken Armstrong, The Marshall Project […]

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Like magic

Yeah, this is not really news to anyone who’s been paying attention: People on social media are denouncing the right-wing opposition for being behind a U.S.-backed economic war on Venezuela. In 1970, U.S. President Richard Nixon ordered the CIA to make the “Chilean economy scream,” a conspiracy to overthrow the first democratically elected socialist government […]

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From sea to shining sea, college students seem determined to make us argue about race to the exclusion of all else. So here’s something I learned in college: Virtually every ugly stereotype applied to African-Americans by white racists was applied to my Irish-Catholic ancestors as well. Their English oppressors caricatured Irish peasants as shiftless, drunken, […]

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Barbara Ehrenreich looks at the dying off of the white working class. As always, I urge you to click the link and read it all: All of this means that the maintenance of white privilege, especially among the least privileged whites, has become more difficult and so, for some, more urgent than ever. Poor whites […]

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The austerity show must go on! SOCIAL Justice Secretary Alex Neil has hit out at the “callous” response from the UK government after he called for the severely disabled to be exempt from distressing work capability assessments. He wrote to Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson citing the case highlighted in The National over the […]

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