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Class Struggle Still Gets the Goods. Who Are You and What Do You Really Know? – The New Inquiry. Many of us have encountered gaslighting: the tactic by which an individual, to gain power over an opponent, seeks to convince them that their failure to understand or agree is a product of their delusion.

Who Are You and What Do You Really Know? – The New Inquiry

Discomfort, shame, and deeply unsettling self-evaluations may accompany such manipulation. Gaslighting is most commonly associated with intimate partner/domestic abuse, with the gaslighter using alienation, isolation, and projection to convince their significant other that their understanding of the relationship and by extension the world are totally wrong.

The target of gaslighting is ridiculed, shamed, and sometimes even brutalized into affirming a worldview that mirrors their abuser’s. But gaslighting is also larger than the individuals involved in a given interpersonal interaction; these interactions often mirror and invigorate wider forms of structural violence. Dolezal would be bad enough if everyone simply ignored her. America’s Most Political Food. In February of 2015, Kathleen Purvis, the food editor of the Charlotte Observer, drove to Birmingham, Alabama, to attend Food Media South, an annual symposium.

America’s Most Political Food

A history of Section 18C and the Racial Discrimination Act. While there have been some successful cases brought, less than five per cent of claims made under the Racial Discrimination Act make it to the courts and there the majority of them are dismissed.

A history of Section 18C and the Racial Discrimination Act

Section 18C makes it unlawful to commit a public act that is reasonably likely to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people based on their race. The Section outlines an unlawful act rather than a criminal offence and monetary damages or an apology are usually awarded to the person or group being discriminated against. Section 18D also includes broad ranging exemptions, such as 'in the performance… of an artistic work’ and ‘in making a fair comment on any event or matter of public interest if the comment is an expression of a genuine belief.’ Racial Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphomassane, spoke to NITV on the 40th anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act late 2015. Terrorism and the other Religions. Contrary to what is alleged by bigots like Bill Maher, Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions.

Terrorism and the other Religions

Murder rates in most of the Muslim world are very low compared to the United States. As for political violence, people of Christian heritage in the twentieth century polished off tens of millions of people in the two world wars and colonial repression. Tony Martin and Mick Molloy - Bag of Sawdust. The Council of Elrond. Radical Feminists and Conservative Christians Team Up Against Transgender People. The right has been using the writings of trans-exclusive radical feminists to justify their crusade.

Radical Feminists and Conservative Christians Team Up Against Transgender People

It’s not the first time the far left and far right have teamed up. Sweden’s rape crisis isn’t what it seems - The Globe and Mail. Sweden, the story goes, used to be very peaceful, very safe, very blond.

Sweden’s rape crisis isn’t what it seems - The Globe and Mail

Then it started letting in darker-skinned people. Soon there were news reports of attacks on Swedes. Now, Sweden records the highest incidence of rape in the world. The Sweden story has become absolutely viral. Why is the Catholic church moving away from just war theory? The Catholic church's ongoing move away from the just war theory as "settled teaching" to a more expansive call to proactive peacemaking has been made clear in a global conference scheduled for April 11-13 in Rome.

Why is the Catholic church moving away from just war theory?

Sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Pax Christi International, the conference, "Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence," is gathering educators and activists from all over the world, particularly from the global South. The precise purpose of the conference is to more fully develop a vision of nonviolence and just peace for the Catholic church. Five reasons underlie this pivot to a positive vision of peace and a point of view that goes well beyond the just war theory: Modern wars For centuries, the Catholic church made the just war theory its standard teaching on war.

Key criteria of the theory, namely, proportionality and protection of noncombatants, are never met by modern wars. Nocookies. Blame Trump’s Victory on College-Educated Whites, Not the Working Class. The average Trump voter is not poorly educated or unemployed, nor does he live in a rural area.

Blame Trump’s Victory on College-Educated Whites, Not the Working Class

Back in May, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver punctured the myth of the “working class” being Trump’s voter base: In exit polls of 23 states from the primaries, all showed a higher median income for Trump supporters than the national average, usually around $70,000. Exit polls last week, while not definitive, reveal that both college-educated white men and college educated white women voted for Trump by much higher than expected margins. While it is true that many rural voters who backed Obama in 2008 and 2012 voted for Trump this year, these voters hardly comprise the majority of Trump’s 60 million votes, as rural voters made up only 17 percent of this year’s electorate.

Most rural voters generally vote Republican anyway. Clinton’s decision not to target these voters may seem foolhardy in hindsight, but these voters have not been a key Democratic demographic for many decades. Political correctness or measured language: for many anxious communities, words count. As the implications of the success of Donald Trump’s particularly toxic brand of divisive rhetoric reverberate around the world, it is a reminder that the language used by elected politicians has a big impact on the standard and fairness of political discourse throughout society at a time when many communities are anxious about what will constitute the new social norm.

Political correctness or measured language: for many anxious communities, words count

In Australia, recent accusations in parliament of “political correctness” raise the question: do we want our political representatives using measured language when discussing matters of policy? It Happened Here -1964- FULL MOVIE. Forsetti's Justice: On Rural America: Understanding Isn’t The Problem. What happened at Normanton. The year is 1960.

What happened at Normanton

Harper Lee publishes a then unknown book called ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. In Dublin, a mother names her newborn son Paul David Hewson (he’s now better known as Bono). And Americans tune in to watch the first televised presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Meanwhile in Australia, a young stockman is working 17-hour-days on a Queensland cattle station, for no pay. VersoBooks.com. Akwugo Emejulu, Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, examines how white supremacy has operated before and after the UK’s EU referendum and argues that the visibility of racism following the Brexit vote must not obscure the conditions for its possibility.

Her co-authored book, The Politics of Survival: Minority Women, Activism and Austerity in France and Britain is forthcoming with Policy Press. Despite vociferous claims to the contrary, Brexit really is about race—but not in ways we might expect. In this seemingly ‘post-race’ era, Brexit shows us how whiteness, as a power relation, operates in ways to cast itself as both a ‘victim’ and an ‘innocent’ simultaneously. There is no such thing as a good Trump voter.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Donald Trump ran a campaign of racist demagoguery against Muslim Americans, Hispanic immigrants, and black protesters. He indulged the worst instincts of the American psyche and winked to the stream of white nationalists and anti-Semites who backed his bid for the White House. Millions of Americans voted for this campaign, thus elevating white nationalism and white reaction to the Oval Office. Jamelle Bouie is Slate’s chief political correspondent. C h a n g e. Hillary Clinton is a Centrist Liberal and an Establishment Politician: She is Not the Enemy. Would Progressive Economics Win Over Trump’s White Working Class Voters? – Medium. There will be a lot to celebrate when Hillary Clinton defeats Donald Trump, yet for a part of the left there will be a sense of melancholy. Explicit cookie consent. CONSIDER how far Donald Trump is estranged from fact. He inhabits a fantastical realm where Barack Obama’s birth certificate was faked, the president founded Islamic State (IS), the Clintons are killers and the father of a rival was with Lee Harvey Oswald before he shot John F.

Kennedy. Mr Trump is the leading exponent of “post-truth” politics—a reliance on assertions that “feel true” but have no basis in fact. The white flight of Derek Black. Derek Black, 27, was following in his father’s footsteps as a white nationalist leader until he began to question the movement’s ideology. Taking Trump voters’ concerns seriously means listening to what they’re actually saying. 1949 - "White Australia policies economic - not racial"

Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery. Before a preseason game on Friday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” When he explained why, he only spoke about the present: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. … There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” Twitter then went predictably nuts, with at least one 49ers fan burning Kaepernick’s jersey. Almost no one seems to be aware that even if the U.S. were a perfect country today, it would be bizarre to expect African-American players to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Identity & Narrative: A Response to Lionel Shriver. Shopped Out: SDA & Fair Work Commissions. Hey U of Chicago: I’m an academic & survivor. I use trigger warnings in my classes. Here’s why. – Medium.

Hey, University of Chicago: I am an academic. Let Caster Run! We Should Celebrate Semenya’s Extraordinary Talent. The Olympic stadium was quiet on Wednesday morning, and spectators in the sparsely filled stands seemed to pay little notice to South African runner Caster Semenya as she cruised to an easy win in her first-round heat of the 800 meters. Eatock v Bolt [2011] FCA 1103 (28 September 2011) You are here: AustLII >> Databases >> Federal Court of Australia >> 2011 >> [2011] FCA 1103 [Database Search] [Name Search] [Recent Decisions] [Noteup] [Download] [Context] [No Context] [Help] Last Updated: 28 September 2011. We Asked Some Artists to Respond to Bill Leak's Racist Cartoon. Tracing the Islamic State’s “Allure” THE RACIALISATION OF ISLAM AND THE CRIMINALISATION OF THE MUSLIM 'OTHER' One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men.

On Thursday morning, a fire alarm in the Los Angeles Times’ building went off. One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men. Theconversation. White people need to stop shrugging off racism as 'not our problem' Deadly Force, in Black and White. Not his finest hour: The dark side of Winston Churchill. Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch - 'Classwashing' Australia's racism problem won't make it disappear. Attacks on UK Muslims rise 326% How Diversity Makes Us Smarter. Humiliation and rage: how toxic masculinity fuels mass shootings. Mom’s Invisible Hand. The British colonial origins of anti-gay laws.

The Hidden History of Muhammad Ali. How video 'pranksters' are cashing in on the abuse and harassment of women. Muslims Aren't A Race, So I Can't Be Racist, Right? Wrong. You’re witnessing the death of neoliberalism – from within. Greatest Speech Ever Made Charlie Chaplin....The Great Dictator Full HD Best Version. Islamophobia: it’s a feminist issue, too – Honi Soit. Mapped: where is Ukip's support strongest? Where there are no immigrants. 'I felt humiliated': Gym tells Ottawa woman breasts 'too large' for tank top. Fact check: was Peter Dutton right about 'illiterate' refugees 'taking jobs'? Real Men do Hit Women. FactCheck Q&A: do refugees cost Australia $100m a year in welfare, with an unemployment rate of 97%? .@damonheraldsun Duncan Storrer is now suicidal. His mother is a mess. This is the human face of your depraved abuse of power. Duncan Storrar's letter to #MediaWatch is both horrifying and heartbreaking. The human impact of a media witch hunt.

In defence of political correctness. Emma Watson Was Told Not To Say 'Feminism' In A Speech. She Did Anyway. Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight. It's Lynton Crosby who made Zac Goldsmith's campaign so nasty - and now he's being knighted. Boris, Tatchell, Greer: were they actually no-platformed? 'But he's such a good guy...' Steve Coogan: I'm a huge fan of Top Gear. But this time I've had enough. A despicable press conference. Rtx120100010p. White flight: race segregation in Melbourne state schools. The Hillsborough verdict shatters the fantasy that class war doesn’t exist. This "No Fats, No Fems" Shirt Reveals a Sad Truth About the Gay Community - Mic. Who is ripping us off today, the rich or the poor? Guess it depends which paper you read...#mediawatch. Grayson Perry: Bear Grylls 'celebrates a masculinity that is useless'

Mark Pesce vs. Malcolm Turnbull.