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Mississippi Yearning: Students Hope to Remove an Old and Odious Symbol

Students at the University of Mississippi have been organizing to force the removal of the state flag from campus.

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George Zimmerman Joins Forces With Anti-Muslim Gun Seller to Push Confederate Flag Art

If someone had entered, in some mythical headline generator, all the key ingredients to produce the perfect mashup of utter racist nonsense from recent American history, this might be it.

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 READ MORE



‘White People’ Provokes Strong Reactions From Twitter Users, Including Creator Jose Antonio Vargas

People of color tended to comment on the fleeting nature of racial reflection, while others peppered the documentary with accusations of bias.

Posted on Jul 24, 2015 READ MORE


That Time a KKK March Was Set to the Oompah Sounds of a Rogue Sousaphone

When members of the Ku Klux Klan marched to keep the Confederate flag flying in South Carolina on Saturday, a clever objector came up with a priceless and highly effective form of protest, which was captured on video and immediately went viral.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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VIDEO: South Carolina Removes Its Confederate Flag

On Friday, South Carolina took its Confederate flag down from the grounds of its State House, where it had flown for more than 50 years.

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South Carolina’s Confederate Flag: Bringing Down a Twisted Fantasy

For most of my life, a flag representing white supremacist violence against black people flew at the capitol of my native state. It is a very big deal that this emblem of hatred and oppression is finally coming down.

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South Carolina Removes Confederate Flag. Can It Remove Spiritual Illness of Racial Discrimination?

The South Carolina Legislature has voted to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Statehouse.

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 READ MORE



Why Scrapping the Confederate Flag Is a Threat to a Huge Swath of the Right-Wing Movement

Last week, as Charleston mourned its dead and Confederate flags came down, I spoke to Ed Sebesta about his life’s work, researching and challenging the neo-Confederates.

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 READ MORE



How Endless War Helps Old Dixie Stay New

The Department of Defense says it isn’t even reviewing the possibility of a ban on the Confederate flag, deciding instead to leave any such move to the various service branches, while military bases named after Confederate officers will remain so. One factor in this decision: The South provides more than 40 percent of all military recruits, many of them white; only 15 percent are from the Northeast.

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 READ MORE


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‘Left, Right & Center’: Bring Down the Confederate Flag

On a special Fourth of July episode, Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists debate the importance of symbolism. Should the Confederate flag be removed from government property and the sale of anything bearing its image be ended?

Posted on Jul 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Your Fourth of July and My Fourth of July

Your Fourth of July is invasions and wars. Mine is the pure sunbeam of peace.

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The Real Meaning of the Confederate Flag

In the intensifying debate over the Confederate flag, important clues about the true meaning of this seditious symbol are staring us in the face.

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 READ MORE



The Fall of the Confederacy?

A native South Carolinian says finishing off the Confederate state of mind will require more than just getting rid of an offensive flag.

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 READ MORE


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If Southerners Want a Symbol, Why Not the Moultrie Liberty Flag?

It was flown by South Carolinians in the fight against the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War and was the first American flag to fly over the South. Best of all, the Moultrie Flag has the word “Liberty” written into the crescent moon, underscoring this key American value, so important for all peoples living in the South.

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 READ MORE



‘The Perpetrator Has Been Arrested, but the Killer Is Still at Large’

This brutal mass killing was blatantly racist, an overt act of terrorism.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE



Americans Have the Right to Be Free—From Guns

As long as gun control is a cause linked to ideology and party—and as long as the National Rifle Association and its allies claim a monopoly on individual rights arguments—reasonable steps will be ground to death by the Washington Obstruction Machine.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE


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What South Carolina Needs to Do for Racial Equality (Taking Down the Flag Is Just Symbolic)

The step to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse is a welcome one, but it is only a symbolic measure. South Carolina’s 4.8 million residents can only achieve greater racial harmony and civil rights through practical steps.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Calls Charleston Shooting an ‘Act of Racist Terrorism’

Hillary Clinton made a definitive statement Tuesday on the June 17 mass shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church that will no doubt set the tone for much of her latest campaign for the presidency.

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEOS: John Oliver and Jon Stewart on the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

“The first time the Confederate flag was ‘used in a racist way’ was the exact second they finished sewing the very first one,” comedian John Oliver notes.

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Top 5 Reasons the Confederate Flag Should Stop Flying at the South Carolina Statehouse

The Confederate flag in its current form was adopted by the seceding slave states to differentiate their banner from the Stars and Stripes on the battlefield. It isn’t a symbol of regionalism.

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 READ MORE


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How to Reply to Dylann Roof’s Hate: Donate to ‘Mother Emanuel’ AME Church (Video)

There are many essential responses to the racist terrorism attack on Emanuel AME Church that the state of South Carolina should take. But those of us who don’t live in that state can also take action.

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 READ MORE



Hope and Hate in Charleston

Even if Dylann Roof, the man arrested in the church massacre in South Carolina, acted alone, he is not alone in his hateful views. And it is up to white Americans to defeat the poison of racism in this country.

Posted on Jun 21, 2015 READ MORE


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John McCain

The Real McCain.com

Documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald (“Outfoxed” “Iraq for Sale”) produced this video (and accompanying website) to expose the blatant contradictions John McCain has made on issues like Iraq, gay marriage and the Confederate flag.

Posted on Jan 29, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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