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The End of Human Civlisation: War, Empire and Racism in the Anthropocene

    The End of Human Civlisation: War, Empire and Racism in the Anthropocene

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE — The Anthropocene. A proposed new geological epoch which designates a shift to a planetary age dominated by human impacts across the geological processes of the Earth. Geologists dispute the duration, precision, relevance and even accuracy of the concept. But the term has increasingly entered the scientific lexicon as increasing numbers of experts…

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Why Won’t the US Supreme Court Do Anything About Racism?

    Why Won’t the US Supreme Court Do Anything About Racism?

The Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots, killing the African-American teenager Laquan McDonald; 14 of those shots were apparently fired while McDonald lay on the ground. It took four years and the expulsion of the state attorney general before the trial against Van Dyke for first-degree murder resulted in convictions for the…

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Israel Invokes Its “Fight for Survival” As It Descends Into a Racist State

    Israel Invokes Its “Fight for Survival” As It Descends Into a Racist State

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s former Chief Justice Aharon Barak stated in a recent lecture that “what happened in Germany [the rise of the Nazis] can happen here [in Israel].” He went on to say that a regime that does not respect the separation of powers or human rights cannot be called democratic. This statement…

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Black Patients Are Missing Out On Promising Cancer Drugs

    Black Patients Are Missing Out On Promising Cancer Drugs

This story was co-published with Stat. It’s a promising new drug for multiple myeloma, one of the most savage blood cancers. Called Ninlaro, it can be taken as a pill, sparing patients painful injections or cumbersome IV treatments. In a video sponsored by the manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., one patient even hailed Ninlaro as “my savior.”…

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Conflating Anti-Zionism with Anti-Semitism a Dangerous and Useful Ploy for Zionists

  Conflating Anti-Zionism with Anti-Semitism a Dangerous and Useful Ploy for Zionists

JERUSALEM — (Analysis) According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, anti-Semitism is defined as “hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group.” This is also how anti-Semitism is understood by people in general. However, the state of Israel and Zionist organizations around the world do not want the term to be defined…

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On Labor Day, Where’s Labor? How Did American Workers Lose Their Power?

  On Labor Day, Where’s Labor? How Did American Workers Lose Their Power?

MINNEAPOLIS — (Analysis) Three scenes from America’s class war: In 1897, the president of Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills in Atlanta hired 20 Negro women to work in the folding department of one of the mills. The other 1,400 workers, all white, promptly walked off the job in protest. According the historian Philip S. Foner…

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Upset By The New York Times “Racist” Hire? A Brief History of Racism at the U.S.’ “Paper of Record”

  Upset By The New York Times “Racist” Hire? A Brief History of Racism at the U.S.’ “Paper of Record”

NEW YORK — On Wednesday, the New York Times’ announcement of its most recent hire — South Korean-American journalist Sarah Jeong — quickly sparked controversy following the emergence of Jeong’s past racist tweets targeting Caucasians. The tweets — which included comparing “dumbass fucking white people” to dogs, asserting that white people would “go extinct soon,”…

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The Supreme Court, Social Progress, and the Continued Supremacy of White Racism and Capitalism

  The Supreme Court, Social Progress, and the Continued Supremacy of White Racism and Capitalism

WASHINGTON –  Despite widespread outrage and resistance, Hurricane Donald shows absolutely no sign of abating as it throws domestic and international politics into disarray. President Trump has been unsparing in his push to pursue his agenda, attacking opponents on both sides of the aisle without mercy while throwing convention to the wind in regard to…

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The Mulford Act and America’s Racist History of Gun Control

  The Mulford Act and America’s Racist History of Gun Control

Frequently we see the case against gun control entirely grounded upon a Constitutional defense of the Second Amendment. While the Founding Fathers’ warnings about the importance of defending liberty with an armed populace are as important today as they have ever been, this approach has some flaws. For one, the Constitution was not meant to…

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The Black Faces in High Places Supporting America’s Police State

  The Black Faces in High Places Supporting America’s Police State

The worst hate group in the United States is not the Ku Klux Klan or any self-proclaimed alt-right group. The most racist, vicious, and deadly menace to black people in this country is law enforcement. The police, courts and prisons exist primarily to keep as many black people under control as possible. All other claims…

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