Category: Racism

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George Lakey: Inequality is the real backstory to Sweden’s riots

What’s changed is that Sweden has been retreating in recent decades from its earlier commitment to economic equality

Dan DiMaggio: Tens of Thousands Strike on Day without Immigrants

Arkansas poultry workers, Brooklyn warehouse workers and house cleaners, Twin Cities roofers, and thousands of students in places like Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Charlotte, North Carolina. They were all among the tens of thousands who stayed home from work or school across the country during Thursday, February 16’s “Day without Immigrants.” The action, largely spread Read more…

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Jonathan Cook: Palestinians face intense online hate from Israelis, say campaigners

Palestinian lawyers call for investigation of police minister as survey shows soaring levels of anti-Arab speech on Hebrew social media

Rebekah Barber: Study documents how strict voter ID laws suppress voting by people of color

The courts have found that voter ID laws intentionally discriminate against voters of color. Now newly published research offers details about the laws’ politically suppressive effects.

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Robert Fisk: Le Pen has found out that Lebanese Christians aren’t that fond of her

The National Front leader thought that Lebanon, burdened with a million Syrian refugees, should send them home as soon as the war is over. She clearly did not know that tens of thousands of Lebanese are actually related to Syrians

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Bill Quigley: Ten Examples of Direct Resistance to Stop Government Raids

Resistance to unjust government action is the duty of all people who care about human rights. As Dr. King reminded us in his letter from a Birmingham jail, “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” It is now clear that Latinos and Muslims are Trump’s first target for government actions.  The orders Read more…

Margo Schlanger: Millions of Immigrants Could Face Removal Under New Trump Rules

Any immigrant who cannot prove they have been in the United States for over two years could be deported without a hearing

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández: Beyond Rhetoric: “Sanctuary” in Practice

Beyond pronouncements of “sanctuary,” cities and states can protect the immigrant community by guaranteeing legal representation to all—no matter their immigration status

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Juan Cole: Trump endangering rest of Us to hunt down the Law-Abiding Undocumented

Gen. John Kelly’s ramping up of deportation measures against undocumented residents of the US, in accordance with Donald Trump’s campaign promises, contains many hidden dangers.

Max Friedman: Trump’s Refugee Ban Is Even Crueler Than You Think

The so-called “Muslim ban” has been compared to U.S. treatment of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. It’s actually even more draconian

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