Divided America

15 Jul 2020

What Do Anti-BDS Laws Tell Us About America’s Future?

By Ian Firstenberg On Monday July 13, Republican Governor Mike Parson of Missouri signed an executive order prohibiting the state from doing business with companies that support the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, or BDS, movement that calls on international lawmakers to end “support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians.”  Missouri is the

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01 Jul 2020

The ADL’s Objection to Ethnic Studies Curriculum Prioritizes Zionism Over Students

By Ian Firstenberg The Oakland Unified School District on May 28 voted to adopt a resolution to Assembly Bill 331 in support of a statewide high school ethnic studies draft curriculum. The Anti-Defamation League immediately wrote a letter to the district urging them to “reject the flawed initial version.” The

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24 Jun 2020

Racists among us: BLM movement shines light on the best and worst of the Bay Area Area

Prosecutors with the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office announced that they’ve filed felony criminal threat charges with a hate crime enhancement against a 55-year-old San Francisco man. Steven Cibotti, the accused, allegedly approached a family who were sitting down to eat together at Flights Restaurant in Burlingame on June

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17 Jun 2020

Here’s What We Know About “Boogaloos”

Air Force Staff Sergeant Steven Carrillo, 32, is accused of killing two law enforcement officers and injuring others in a violent spree that spread from Oakland to Ben Lomond between May 29 and June 6. He’s been charged with murder and attempted murder, along with a slew of other charges.

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25 Mar 2020

A global pandemic? In this economy?

By Ian Firstenberg The early stages of the coronavirus pandemic have shown us how crucial a robust guarantee of health justice is for workers.  As the coronavirus spread from a crisis to a pandemic, countries began taking unprecedented steps to quell a burgeoning disaster and hopefully lower a sizable death

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16 Mar 2020

If Biden Wants to be President, He has to Stop Being a F***ing Narc

by Hannah Harkness Well, it’s finally happened. We’ve all reached a point in society where we are trapped in our homes due to a dystopian scenario being forced to smoke the whole pack of streaming services. The election talking points have now taken on a virus-y tone with the stakes

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16 Mar 2020

The Government has Learned Nothing From Previous Pandemics

by Xan Holbrook As I’m writing this, I’m preparing to move abroad to start work. Or rather, I would be, if only for the fact that the country in question has just closed its borders, and I will be working remotely from here on. A sensible measure, given the emergence

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09 Mar 2020

The United States’ Sad History of Soft-Brain Presidential Campaigns

by Xan Holbrook As much as the world loves to pretend it doesn’t give a shit about the US election, it is the one event in world politics which draws the most deserved attention (I say deserved, as people ought to fret at least a little bit about whatever Caligula

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