Monthly Archives: October 2016

Another Genocide Banner at a Football Game

This seems to happen at least once every fall.  Yet another reason why ethnic groups should not be mascots.  Full story is here. Imagine a high school whose mascot was Jews, and opposing teams could say “Get Ready for a … Continue reading

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Upside-Down Flags, Standing Rock, and the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest: Background and Basic Facts

Here are the basic facts.  There’s an oil boom in North Dakota in a region called the Bakken oil fields, which produces high quality oil, so pure that some workers up there have put unrefined Bakken crude oil straight into … Continue reading

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Case dismissed against Amy Goodman; the press is now free to cover the Dakota Pipeline protest

The case pitted the North Dakota State Attorney Ladd Erickson against Democracy Now! reporter Amy Goodman.  He was charging her with rioting for her role in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, in which she was simply a reporter with a microphone, … Continue reading

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White man uses his truck to drive into Columbus Day protesters– still no arrest

In a scene recalling the terrorist attack in France, a white truck drove into a crowd of people in Reno, Nevada Monday night.  Police are still reviewing the videos, which show it from multiple angles.  One person remains hospitalized.  Minutes … Continue reading

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