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Without a path from protest to power, the Women's March will end up like Occupy | World news | The Guardian
fft (food for thought)

"Right now, in America, there is no pro-democracy anti-establishment party that is capable of stepping forward, seizing power and governing. America needs a protest movement like Spain’s Podemos, Iceland’s Pirate Party or Italy’s 5 Star Movement. These populist democratic movements are the prototype for the future of protest. Each has achieved surprising electoral victories in a short time, but what is more important is how they are changing the way power functions."
guardian  protest  womensmarch  occupywallstreet  action  op-ed  2017  2010s  micah_white  1789  1780s  france  revolution  louis_xvi  power  civil_rights  1963  1964  1960s  myth  question  politics  campaign  party 
january 2017 by cluebucket
White Nationalism and the Ethics of Medieval Studies | MetaFilter #6861797
"this pre-nationalism world-view is, indirectly, part of what draws racists to the medieval period. For their world-view to make sense, there must be some mystical past in which the races were separate, because if there have always been just random groups of people mingling genetics, languages, and cultures, then the whole idea of distinct races is holed below the waterline."
comment  metafilter  history  racism  racist  medieval  white_supremacy  myth  race  analogy  ideology  firechicago  logic  historian  2017  2010s  metafilter.com 
january 2017 by cluebucket
National Popular Vote
Reform the Electoral College so that the electoral vote reflects the nationwide popular vote for President.
nationalpopularvote.com  government  reform  election  electoral_college  politics  myth  q&a  democracy  vote 
november 2016 by cluebucket
Gandhi Was a Racist Who Forced Young Girls to Sleep in Bed with Him | Broadly
"In the decades since his assassination in 1948, the image of Gandhi has been constructed so carefully, scrubbed clean of its grimy details, that it's easy to forget that he predicated his rhetoric on anti-blackness, a vehement allergy to female sexuality, and a general unwillingness to help liberate the Dalit, or 'untouchable,' caste."
gandhi  india  reputation  narrative  history  misogyny  broadly.vice  vice  2015  2010s  mayukh_sen  racism  rights  south_africa  sex  medicine  caste  prejudice  myth 
december 2015 by cluebucket
Why Ferguson Should Matter to Asian-Americans | TIME
"Racial engineering of Asian-Americans and African-Americans to protect a white-run society was nothing new"

Helen Zia: "This stuff is what I call M.I.H. -- missing in history... Unfortunately, we have generations growing up thinking there's no connection. These things are there, all the linkages of struggles that have been fought together."
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december 2014 by cluebucket

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