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Amazing Brexit: Identity and Class Politics
Bohne, Luciana
This shell of a once fighting left embraces the culture of identity but excludes the entity of class. As a result poverty has become the P-word, and the poor the pariahs of neoliberal dystopic utopia....
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
Hedges, Chris
Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on co...
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Don't Incite Censorship
Malik, Kenan
Free speech for everyone but bigots is no free speech at all.
The Hate Crimes Bill: How Not to Remember Matthew Shepard
Cockburn, Alexander
The problem with the Hate Crimes Prevention Act is that it creates a thought crime and also categories of crime victims for disparate treatment. Goodbye to equality under the law.
How "Hate Crimes Against Police" Expose the Fatal Flaw Within Hate Crime Statutes
Cantú, Aaron
Hate crime legislation lent legitimacy to a 40-year carceral program that has wrought immense damage on communities of colour. In an ironic twist, the police - who've been the main enforcers of this p...
Israeli calls for Palestinian blood ring at fever pitch
Sheen, David
Concerned humanists may have hoped that when a group of Jewish Israelis confessed to kidnapping and killing Muhammad Abu Khudair, a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem — forcing him to drink gasoline an...
Judeophobia: The scourge of antisemitism: New Internationalist October 2004 - #372
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A look at the history of antisemitism and the fight against it.
Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community at Jedwabne, Poland
Gross, Jan T.
An account of the humiliation, butchery, torture and burning alive of 1600 Jewish men, women and children in the Polish town of Jedwabne on July 10, 1941 by their Polish neighbours.
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
Omeish, Sufyan; Omeish, Abdallah
A thorough examination on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Race and Class: What the Jena 6 Case Shows: Against The Current vol. 131
Miah, Malik
Some 50,000 people converged on the small Louisiana town of Jena on September 20. The protest shook up not only the two-stoplight town but sent a loud siren across the country. The 85% white populatio...
Stop hate rape!
Hendricks, Pepe
Hate crimes, homophobia and discrimination against queer people are global phenomena that are common practice. This situation is especially experienced in Africa and the Middle East where harsh and pu...
Unintended Consequences: Beware the Hate Crimes Bill!
Roberts, Paul Craig
It will prove difficult to separate speaking against members of protected classes, or criticizing their practices, from hate. The two things are easily conflated. Once enacted, hate crimes will become...
What Does It Mean to Call Dylann Roof a 'Terrorist'?
Gupta, Arun
It would have been unfathomable a year ago for the phrase "white terrorism" to be used by the mainstream media. This shift in discourse is just one effect of the post-Ferguson moment in which there is...
What is Anti-Semitism?
Neumann, Michael
Inflating the meaning of 'antisemitism' to include anything politically damaging to Israel is a double-edged sword. It may be handy for smiting your enemies, but the problem is that definitional infla...

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Ottawa cites hate crime laws when asked about its 'zero tolerance' for Israel boycotters
Macdonald, Neil
Blaney's office cites 'comprehensive' hate laws for new zero tolerance plans.