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So, apparently, we’ve endangered the French Republic. “We” here is US academics who talk about race. And “endanger” seems to mean that the idea that racism needs to be taken seriously as a global historical phenomenon might require some difficult reflection on the part of a supposedly colorblind formal imperial power with endemic problems of […]
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Doubling Down on the Terror

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On August 4, 2019
As if the last 24 hours haven’t been horrific enough, Slate and CNN bring us this headline: “El Paso Shooting Victims Might Avoid Hospitals Due to Immigration Status.” And this is where we see US state terror actively aiding and abetting the terrorist gunman and what appears to be his white supremicist agenda. From Slate: […]
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Ongoing Protests in Algeria

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On February 27, 2019
Yesterday’s student protests across Algeria signal a commitment to continued political activism and suggest deeper roots than a disagreement over the President’s bid for a fifth term. Protests began last Friday after the announcement that Abdelaziz Bouteflika would be seeking a fifth term as President, having been in power since 1999. Bouteflika, who is 81, […]
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