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Wall Street Is Prepared to Destroy Sacred Burial Grounds of the Sioux


The lineup of Dakota Access pipeline investors reads like a who’s who of the world’s big banksters. Their contributions continue a ruthless American tradition of racism, fascism and corporatism toward indigenous people and their land.

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The Lost Innocence of 9/11


The renewed patriotism and commitment we felt 15 years ago has decayed, sullied by jingoism, xenophobia and paranoid fantasies about race and religion.

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Follow Colin Kaepernick, Change the World


The NFL quarterback took a big personal risk with his national-anthem protest against injustice in the U.S. Now other athletes are joining him, as are countless other Americans who want to overturn the status quo. Their courage can make all the difference.

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Prisoners Gear Up for Mass Strike to Protest State-Sponsored ‘Slavery,’ Racism


The national and international action is scheduled to begin Friday—the 45th anniversary of the infamous Attica prison uprising.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE

Cast Your Vote: Do You Find Ajamu Baraka’s ‘Uncle Tom’ Comment Inappropriate?


This week, race relations were at the forefront of the political discussion, and the Green Party vice presidential nominee continued to face criticism for his racially charged remark. Truthdig invites you to weigh in on the issue.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Colin Kaepernick, for Refusing to Stand During the National Anthem


In his act of protest against racial injustice in the U.S., the San Francisco 49ers quarterback has taken a lot of hits. But he’s not backing down and has succeeded in igniting an important debate.

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Donald Trump Confirms Immigration Vision, Doubles Down on Inflammatory Rhetoric in Arizona Speech


The Republican presidential candidate’s message, says one critic, “couldn’t have been clearer: If you live without papers in America, you should live in fear.”

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Jill Stein Won’t Apologize for Her Running Mate’s ‘Uncle Tom’ Comment on Obama


The Green Party presidential nominee is also coming under fire for her own rhetoric on race after trying to explain vice presidential pick Ajamu Baraka’s inflammatory statement.

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I Have Never Stood Up for the National Anthem—and Never Will


No country is worth pledging blind allegiance to. Patriotism, nationalism, anthems, flags and syrupy words about “love of country” are constructs aimed at fostering unquestioning obedience from people lucky enough to be deemed citizens.

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Democratic Candidates Were Told Not to Pledge Support for Black Lives Matter Policies, Hack Reveals


Leaked memos show that candidates were also told to limit the number of Black Lives Matter activists allowed at campaign appearances.

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The Anti-Muslim Origins of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’


The darkest heart of the United States is highlighted in the racist origins of our national anthem.

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It Makes No Sense for Colin Kaepernick to Sing Anthem That ‘Celebrates Murder of African-Americans’


The 49ers quarterback making headlines for his protest against racism and police violence is making a crucial point about the U.S.; Fox News may be on its last legs; meanwhile, the disclaimer at the end of most films claiming they’re fiction oddly enough has to do with Rasputin. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Football Player Colin Kaepernick Refuses to Stand for the National Anthem Until This Country Changes


The San Francisco 49ers quarterback is fed up with racism in the U.S., saying recently, “I mean, you have Hillary [Clinton], who’s called black teens or black kids superpredators. You have Donald Trump who’s openly racist ... what is this country really standing for?”

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Maine Governor Leaves Vulgarity-Laced Voicemail for Lawmaker Who Accused Him of Insensitivity


Paul LePage spouts obscenities, denies he’s a racist and says he wishes he could challenge Rep. Drew Gattine to a duel.

Posted on Aug 27, 2016 READ MORE

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Cast Your Vote: Do You Support Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution?


Truthdig presents a roundup of the week’s top political news and invites you to tell us how you feel about the Vermont senator’s new progressive organization.

Posted on Aug 27, 2016 READ MORE

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Old Rape Case Clouds Director Nate Parker’s New ‘Birth of a Nation’


As the publicity machine gears up for the release of the bold reimagining of the 1915 classic, a case involving Parker, who also stars, and co-writer Jean Celestin from their college days has been getting attention.

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Addressing White Privilege Is Only a Small Step in Combating Systemic Racism


Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, have repeatedly addressed covert racism and racial injustice, but the United States needs more than rhetoric to solve the problem.

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Five Ways Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Is a Better American Than Donald Trump (Videos)


The first female American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing the hijab, or Muslim head covering, is a fatal complication to Trump’s Islamophobia.

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Why Some Latinos Support Donald Trump


As difficult as it may be to accept, a Latino Trump supporter is a textbook example of internalized oppression.

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Obama to Reinforce the Militarized Police Occupation of Black America


After militarizing police departments by 2,400 percent, President Obama is now preparing to send more battlefield weaponry to law enforcers. And Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would surely build on that legacy.

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 READ MORE

Jeremy Corbyn Launches Bold, Progressive Plan to Transform U.K.


“Our country wasn’t run by Brussels, it’s run by boardrooms across the world,” the Labour Party leader said as he called for pro-worker public investments, peace abroad and a clean-energy transition.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE

A Racist Mecca, a Black Architect and Odious Politics That Refuse to Die


“Blueprint for Paradise,” in its world premiere in Los Angeles, is powered by an odd, real-life California tale of a pre-war Nazi center and its acclaimed designer, Paul Williams. Sadly, the political rot explored by the play survives: Check out the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Black Lives Matter Groups Stage Protests Across the U.K. (Multimedia)


Demonstrations in five cities led to blocked roads, stalled traffic and more than a dozen arrests.

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The Voting Rights Act, 2.0


This new generation of Jim Crow-style laws is facing federal court challenges, and they are being thrown out or significantly weakened, one by one.

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How One Connecticut City’s Reform Plan Reduced Race-Based Police Stops


Hamden’s experience could be viewed as a test case for how to resolve some conflicts between police officers and minorities.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 READ MORE

Police Incitement Against Black Lives Matter Is Endangering Protesters’ Lives


From the floor of the Republican National Convention to the online pages of the Blue Lives Matter Facebook community, it is now commonplace for public officials, police and first responders to openly declare war on Black Lives Matter—the civil rights movement of our times.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE

Rep. Steve King, White People and ‘Civilization’


During a recent MSNBC news discussion, the Iowa congressman objected to a comment that this will be the last election dominated by old, white people.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 READ MORE

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Claudia Rankine: Because White Men Can’t Police Their Imaginations, Black Men Are Dying (Video)


In an NPR interview, the poet discusses race in America and reads a poem she wrote in the aftermath of the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, who were shot and killed by police officers.

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 READ MORE

Only in America









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Trevor Noah Breaks Down Why It’s Possible to Be Pro-Cop and Pro-Black (Video)

“It always feels like in America, if you take a stand for something, you automatically are against something else,” the comedian notes, but “it shouldn’t have to work that way.”

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

It’s Time for Whites to Condemn White Violence, Georgetown Sociologist Says


The same white Americans who demand that all Muslims account for the “evil acts of a few” fail to criticize the violence perpetrated by their white counterparts in uniform, Michael Eric Dyson wrote in The New York Times.

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza Reflects on the Movement’s First Three Years


The activist talks about what has changed—and what hasn’t—on this third anniversary of the birth of the nation’s most important contemporary struggle for social and political justice.

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 READ MORE

Minnesota Police Kill Black Man Pulled Over for Broken Taillight (Video)


One day after cops killed Alton Sterling, a black man in Baton Rouge, La., video was posted online appearing to show the aftermath of a fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, 32 and black, at a traffic stop in Minnesota.

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On the Fourth of July, None of Us Has Inalienable Rights if American Muslims Don’t


On the day when the United States was first conceived in rebellion against deprivation of God-given rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, it is worth remarking on our political season.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE

The Right-Wing Populism That Drove Brexit Can Only Be Fought With a Genuinely Radical Alternative


The Reagan-Thatcher consensus will be replaced either by new visions of social progress or by new forms of racism and authoritarianism.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Fourth of July


The long-imprisoned revolutionary and author, who disdains the current political theater, says the broken, racist American system “has to be torn up, root and branch,” to halt the war waged on the poor by the corporate state.

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This Fourth of July Let’s Choose Patriotism That Stands for Inclusion Over Exclusion, Hope Over Fear


We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016 we’re hearing about two very different types of patriotism.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE

A Progressive American in London: My Thoughts on Brexit and the Revolt Against Jeremy Corbyn


After voting to leave the European Union, the U.K. needs serious discussions on a progressive way forward. For that, it needs Corbyn at the helm of the Labour Party.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 READ MORE

Black Lives Matter at Politicon 2016: Personal Tragedies Fuel Fierce Activism

By Emma Niles

The intensely emotional panel at the Pasadena, Calif., convention demonstrated the strength of the movement and reminded the audience of the continuing fight against police brutality and systemic racism.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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