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  • Promoting Bigotry

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    With the recent Canadian government apology to First Nations in the news, the fact the US government has yet to even consider such a conciliatory gesture is striking. Three summers ago, our Ioway colleague at Idyll Opus Press took a look at Ayn Rand Institute, one of the think tanks promoting Anti-Indian bigotry in the… more

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  • Christian Racism Injustice

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    Illegal candidate screening in US Department of Justice linked to Anti-Indian firings. 2006 purge of US Attorneys reveals Christian racism in Justice. Christian-conservative political ideology led DOJ employees to eliminate those who ”adhere to the principles of environmental justice, which are positively ridiculous (e.g., recognizing ‘our spiritual interdependence to the sacredness of our Mother Earth’… more

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  • Relationships of Governance

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    The root term of dominion defines the relationships of governance that the Continental Congress surmounted by threat of force. Voluntary confederation of equals went out the window. Nostalgia for dominion — above and below the 49th parallel — is a desire to subsume multiculturalism to inherited privilege. Using contemporary Europe as an example, the bedrock… more

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  • An Inconvenience to be Managed

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    Le Monde Diplomatique looks at the drift toward corporatism and the bureaucratisation of politics in the EU. As an institutional aggregation of states, observes Christopher Bickerton, the EU provides “little scope for public debates that bring together ordinary people and their political representatives.” The recent rejection of the EU Lisbon Treaty by Irish voters underscores… more

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  • Points of View

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    In a 2001 interview, Chip Berlet observed, “Racism is an ideology that is woven throughout the fabric of society.” A concept crucial to understanding systems of institutions of power in the US, this legacy of the colonial era is so mainstream that even watch dog groups have difficulty seeing the forest for the trees. The… more

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