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October 10, 2017

October 9, 2017

  • Why do we honor genocide?

    More cities are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in recognition that the crimes of colonial violence shouldn’t be celebrated.

  • Hillbilly mythology

    The book Hillbilly Elegy doesn't illuminate life in rural Appalachia, but reaffirms the old stereotypes and failed solutions to poverty.

  • Selective about free speech at UC Berkeley

    A Berkeley dean's defense of free speech has a blind spot when it comes to university suppression of advocacy for Palestinians.

  • We don't buy the alt-right's new brand

    Right-wingers tried to hide their hate with a "free speech" rally in Augusta, Maine, but the counterprotesters outnumbered them.

  • Telling Feinstein that it's all of us or none of us

    Activists gathered at Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office to demand that she stop pitting immigrant groups against one another.

October 6, 2017

  • Solidarity Sundays in the NFL

    Two writers with a front-row seat to the revolt of NFL players taking a knee during the anthem talk about the issue of police racism that started it all.

  • The crisis deepens after Catalonia's vote

    The Spanish state's government is making a mockery of democracy by attacking the Catalan people's right to decide their future.

October 5, 2017

October 4, 2017

  • Puerto Rico needs aid, not an occupation

    As most Puerto Ricans go without relief following Hurricane Maria, calls for the U.S. military to step up relief efforts could make matters worse.

  • A boycott at Berkeley for safety and solidarity

    A math professor explains why UC Berkeley faculty called for a boycott during the far right's "Free Speech Week" provocation.

  • An epic series with an Achilles' heel

    PBS's series on Vietnam has shortcomings, but it reveals a lot of truth about the war and returns it to its proper place in U.S. history.

  • From champs to chumps

    The champion Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team dishonored their fans and their city by accepting Trump's White House invitation.

  • Seattle challenges the "40 Days"

    Seattle pro-choice activists kicked off their protests against the "40 Days for Life" by vastly outnumbering the anti-abortion side.

  • What we need instead of police

    We need problem solvers who treat the people they help as equals, not police who see a populace to pacify with "law and order."

October 3, 2017

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