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This article was originally published in Counterpunch. We do not live in a post-truth world and never have. On the contrary, we live in a pre-truth world where the truth has yet to arrive. As one of the primary currencies of politics, lies have a long history in the United States. For instance, state sponsored […]

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Chronic stress is killing us. We can’t keep repressing our rage. Channeling collective anger—supporting Black women’s civic engagement, for example—is an important first step in the foundation for building sustainable political power. It is an infuriating reality that Black women are encouraged to repress our anger even when we have so much to be angry […]

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For the Brexit movers and shakers, the past isn’t what it used to be, and nor is the present. There was a time – before Gina Miller, liberal ‘remoaners’ and Commons Speaker John Bercow sabotaged everything – when Brexit Britain knew it was heading straight for the exit. But this week Theresa May has gone […]

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Image by Nathaniel St. Clair We do not live in a post-truth world and never have. On the contrary, we live in a pre-truth world where the truth has yet to arrive. As one of the primary currencies of politics, lies have a long history in the United States. For instance, state sponsored lies played […]

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What happened in New Zealand was no isolated incident. Without a doubt, this phenomenon is an expression of islamophobia taken to the extreme, and the result of a terrifying massacre that left 50 dead and another 50 injured. The attack in New Zealand is the worst terrorist attack perpetrated by an ultra-right wing militant in […]

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ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson Wins Walter Cronkite Award for “Documenting Hate”

March 20, 2019           |                                       

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced this week that ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson is the winner of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism in the category of Individual Achievement by a National Journalist. Thompson was recognized for “Documenting Hate,” a two-part documentary made in partnership with Frontline. The […]

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Suspect In New Zealand Mosque Shootings Officially Charged With Murder

March 15, 2019           |                                       

The 28-year-old Australian man suspected of carrying out mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand made his first court appearance, wearing handcuffs and a white prison suit as he waited to hear the charges against him. Brenton Tarrant on March 16 flashed what many consider to be a white power gesture — an upside-down […]

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Police officers cordon off the area as they inspect the Al Noor Mosque after gunmen attacked two mosques and fired multiple times during Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, 2019. Photo: Diederik van Heyningen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images “It’s the birthrates.” So begins the online manifesto of the man accused of shooting and killing at […]

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On the 23rd of February, the Egyptian Red sea city of Sharm El Sheikh hosted the first European- Arab League summit. The two-day summit covered topics like, security, counter-terrorism, and socio economic cooperation. It took place a mere three days, after Egypt carried out a mass execution of 9 men, on the 20th of February, […]

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Jewish, Muslim and Progressive Leaders Welcome “Anti-Hate” Resolution

March 8, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON – A grassroots campaign by dozens of organizations has flooded Democratic leadership with phone calls and emails over the past few days, urging them to condemn real bigotry and drop the bad-faith attacks on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Culminating in a petition delivery to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday, the coalition celebrates the “Anti-Hate” Resolution […]

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Neo-Nazi Group’s Leader Is Black Man Who Vows to Dissolve It

March 2, 2019           |                                       

One of the nation’s largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group’s defense against a lawsuit. […]

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Four albums into a solo career that began in earnest in 1974, following records with the Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, and the Beatles, with a Billboard-topping cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff,” Eric Clapton, by 1976, was an alcoholic former heroin addict who had recently succeeded in stealing […]

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ProPublica Named a Finalist for 3 Scripps Howard National Journalism Awards

February 26, 2019           |                                       

The Scripps Howard Foundation announced today that three projects from ProPublica and the ProPublica Local Reporting Network are finalists for the Scripps Howard National Journalism Awards. The work was honored in the categories of human interest storytelling, environmental reporting and broadcast – national, international coverage. “Blood Will Tell,” a two-part investigation jointly published by ProPublica […]

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