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  1. Charlottesville awakening: On Discovering Racism, and Discovering it Anew

    08.17 / 15:28 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    The Charlottessville white supremacist/fascist march has pulled the scab off the submerged racism of America -- a racism that for decades has been ignored by most liberal whites but that is a continuing horror for Americans of color, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff, who says maybe this incident was a needed…
  2. Conditions Created to Foster White Nationalism

    08.17 / 14:27 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    This article attempts to look at the conditions that have given rise to White Nationalism as well a briefly correlate it to similar conditions that happened in Germany in late 1920's to early…
  3. Chaos in Charlottesville: No One Gave Peace a Chance, Including the Police

    08.17 / 14:27 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Let's be clear about one thing: no one--not the armed, violent, militant protesters nor the police--gave peace a chance during the August 12 demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va. One young woman is dead because of the hate, violence, intolerance, racism and partisanship that is tearing this country apart, and it has to…
  4. Anything Goes When You're a Cop in America

    08.17 / 14:27 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    President Trump needs to be reminded that no one is above the law, especially the police. Unfortunately, Trump and Jeff Sessions, head of the Justice Department (much like their predecessors) appear to have few qualms about giving police the green light to kill, shoot, taser, abuse and steal from American citizens in the so-called name of law and…
  5. Taking Nuclear War Seriously

    08.17 / 01:26 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Emmy-Award winning filmmaker John Pilger's latest film, The Coming War on China, deals directly with the new projection of U.S. power into Asia, as well as the toll U.S. aggression has already taken on the people of the…
  6. Charlottesville: Outrage, Hypocrisy and Obama's Betrayal

    08.17 / 00:27 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Even though Obama spent his two terms in the White House going out of his way to cloak the snarling beast of US exceptionalism and its white supremacist roots in the garb of democracy, he was not embraced by those who prefer their coffee white. Here it is impossible to avoid the fact that Trump's election was in large part a reaction to Obama's race as much as it was to his…
  7. Centrist Pundits Paved Way for Trump's 'Alt-Left' False Equivalence

    08.16 / 22:17 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    There's no way to suggest that unruly leftists are as bad as neo-Nazis without suggesting that neo-Nazis are no worse than unruly…
  8. Mark Lilla's Polemic about Identity Politics in the Democratic Party is Timely (REVIEW ESSAY)

    08.16 / 21:11 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Today practitioners of identity politics are in power in the Democratic Party. But the Democratic Party is the out-of-power party both at the federal level of government and at the state level in many states. In his polemical new book, Mark Lilla critiques identity politics in the Democratic Party. In my estimate, the practitioners of identity politics in the Democratic Party should temper their brand of identity…
  9. Wicked Witch of the West (as many might call her) Presents Majorly Good and Critical Ideas

    08.16 / 20:07 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    This is the most intelligent response I've seen regarding the Charlottesville clash, of the vast many I've read. David Swanson also did a commendable piece that supplements this click here--and I note that David is a hero of Debbie Lusignan's, as her recent interview with him well…
  10. The Great American Leo Solar Eclipse, Auguat 21, 2017

    08.16 / 17:54 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    The Great American Eclipse has captured our attention. Only visible over the entire continental US,it seems to be a great uniter--everyone is going to see it, either in totality or partially. It takes place on 'the heart of the Lion'-Regulus-and it is a call to activate YOUR heart. Look for the hope in you heart and start to live a heart-felt life. It's the only way to live as we throw off the chains of…
  11. Trump is Now the Leader of White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis

    08.16 / 17:54 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Through winning the presidential election, president Donald Trump is head of the Republican party. Through his words, actions and inactions, he has become the leader of American White Supremacists and…
  12. Sold to the Highest Bidder - The Charters Assume Control of the Second Largest School District

    08.16 / 15:49 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    With a School Board dominated by charter supporters, the needs of the Los Angeles Unified School District's students are…
  13. @YesYoureRacist Crowdsources Social Preferencing

    08.16 / 15:49 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Projects like @YesYoureRacist make the information needed for rational Social Preferencing decisions more widely available and more easily accessed. Ostracism (and its opposite) need no longer be handled retail, by word of mouth at the barber shop and on the phone. We're all just a click away from being, if not famous, at least easily known in some detail to anyone who has reason to care and to…
  14. In America Propaganda Has Vanquished Truth

    08.16 / 14:47 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Slavery in the Southern states was confined to large agricultural tracts known as plantations. Slaves were the agricultural workforce. This institution long predated the Confederacy and the United States itself. It was an inherited institution from the time that the New World was colonized by European economic interests. Slaves were not a Southern…
  15. The Election of Trump: Are We Escaping Freedom While Embracing Fascism?

    08.16 / 14:47 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    This article speaks to the United States becoming Fascist. The signs have been there since the 80's. This article speaks to Eric Fromm who wrote a book titled "Escape From Freedom". Is this what we are doing, escaping the responsibility of…
  16. The Why of "White Supremacy"

    08.16 / 14:47 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    The profound human brokenness represented by "white supremacy" can be seen in both moral-spiritual and historical…