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The reason D.W. Griffith was a great filmmaker isn’t that he had a great moral message, though he most certainly thought of himself as a liberal. Being a pro-Confederate liberal wasn’t exactly impossible in 1915. Hell, many, many FDR appointees during the New Deal were personally involved in anti-Black violence. It’s that Griffith found ways […]

Saadi Yacef, RIP

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On September 22, 2021

Last week, we had a very unfortunate comment thread when I mentioned that one of the bombers portrayed in The Battle of Algiers still lives. Too many commenters basically preferred colonialism to the

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The First Shooting

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On January 25, 2017
It really is only a matter of time before a Trumpite murders a protestor. And probably also only a matter of slightly longer time before organized violence against protestors becomes normalized. The victim of a politically charged shooting at a public speech by Milo Yiannopoulos in Seattle is calling for dialogue and “restorative justice” rather […]
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