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The Fascism In Us All
Heartbreaking article about society's response to crime and the degree to which we'll accept the torture and suffering of others, with specific reference to Hurricane Katrina prisoners and Hurricane Florence looters just trying to survive.
human_rights  disparity  race_relations  prison  natural_disasters  hurricane_katrina  hurricane_florence  luke_o'neil  fascism  torture  criminal_justice  foucault 
14 hours ago by sawtoothwave
Kansas woman told birth certificate wasn’t enough to prove citizenship for passport
“Border crossing card or green card for your parents issued prior to your birth? My parents were born in the United States….Early religious records? We don’t have any. Family Bible? They won’t accept a birth certificate but they will accept a family Bible?” Barbara said.
usa  fascism 
2 days ago by campylobacter
When Fascists Weaponize Free Speech Absolutism | Literary Hub
Fascist politics seeks to undermine the credibility of institutions that harbor independent voices of dissent until they can be replaced by media and universities that reject those voices. One typical method is to level accusations of hypocrisy. Right now, a contemporary right-wing campaign is charging universities with hypocrisy on the issue of free speech. Universities, they say, claim to hold free speech in the highest regard but suppress any voices that don’t lean left by allowing protests against them on campus. Most recently, critics of campus social justice movements have found an effective method of turning themselves into the victims of protest. They contend that protesters mean to deny them their own free speech.
fakenews  altright  fascism  freedom 
5 days ago by craniac
[Video] A Night at the Garden
"In 1939, New York's Madison Square Garden was host to an enormous—and shocking—gathering of 22,000 Americans that has largely been forgotten from our history."
politics  america  nazi  fascism 
6 days ago by ddribin
The cost of Sweden’s silent consensus culture
Article published just days before the 2018 Swedish election. It discusses the rise of right-wing populist Sweden Democrats in the historical context of the Swedish political system.
racism  politics  Sweden  elections  populism  immigration  Democrats  history  trust  opinion  fascism  consensus  culture 
8 days ago by hrmeaner
Conservatives enter alliance with Swedish far-right in European Parliament | The Independent
> The Conservatives have entered an alliance with a far-right anti-immigration party from Sweden, prompting accusations they are “worryingly comfortable in the company of right-wing extremists”.

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8 days ago by sharon_howard

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