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Bill Moyers, Heather Cox Richardson: The Day the Confederate Flag Flew in the United States Capitol

What happened in the 1850s and what happened in the present are very similar in a number of ways, though the symbol of the insurrectionist Confederate army never flew in that nation’s capitol—not once—until January 6, 2021.

January 14, 2021 · 3 Comments

Video: The Truth About the Confederacy in the United States (full version)

Jeffery Robinson, the ACLU’s top racial justice expert, discusses the dark history of Confederate symbols across the country and outlines what we can do to learn from our past and combat systemic racism.

August 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

Nick Turse: What Does War Have to Do With Me

TRIPOLI, Libya — Sometimes war sounds like the harsh crack of gunfire and sometimes like the whisper of the wind. This early morning — in al-Yarmouk on the southern edge of Libya’s capital, Tripoli — it was a mix of both.

June 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Stubborn as a Mule

Dr. Cornell West makes an historical and ethical argument for justice in this award-winning film.

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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