The Muslim Ban and Beyond: Fighting White Power in Trump’s America

By Beverly Bell Tamir Mustafa, Joan Rodriguez, and their children. Mustafa said, “What makes America great is everybody in it.” Photo: Melissa Cox The march against Trump’s Muslim ban in New Orleans, on January 29, concluded at the towering Robert E. Lee monument. Below the Confederate general, the circle bearing his name gives way to…

Brazil: The Urgent Need to End Societal and Political Fascism

Policemen ride their horses during a clash with demonstrators at a protest against the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, May 12, 2016. By Ivonaldo Leite In 1940 Walter Benjamin wrote his Theses on the Concept of History prompted by the idea that society lived at that time in a moment of…

Franz Fanon: The Psychopathology of Colonization

“Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions” ― Frantz Fanon “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong….

White Purity

By Asad Haider Among other things, whiteness is a kind of solipsism. From right to left, whites consistently and successfully reroute every political discussion to their identity. The content of this identity, unsurprisingly, is left unexamined and undefined. It is the false foundation of the prototypically American model of pseudo-politics. The most insidious form of white…

Standing Rock: Profusion, Collusion and Big Money Profits Part V

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART VI In Part 5 of our series, Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer delve into a collusion between celebrity worship culture and “big green” NGOs. How do beneficiaries of advocacy (such as tribal governments) accept money and…