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Haiti and the white saviour industrial complex

By New Internationalist Sokari Ekine‘s concern at Haitians’ dependence on outside help is alleviated when she meets a local doctor taking a stand. Read on…. Source: http://www.newint.org/blog/2013/10/02/haiti-mobile-clinics/      Share this:

The government shutdown — an anarchist dream?

By Nathan Schneider by Anarchist protesters at the G20 summit on April 1, 2009. (Flickr/Kashfi Halford) In his complaints against the wing of the Republican Party that engineered the present government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid derided his opponents…

Maldivian port workers protest over presidential polls

By Eric Stoner by Eric Stoner A group of port workers went on strike in the Maldives Sunday, urging their government to hold presidential elections after a run-off was cancelled over the weekend. The Maldives Ports Workers Union (MPWU) opted…

Right-Wing Extremism, Racist Movements, and Fights for Racial Justice

By mobilizingideas While many Americans might feel as if the 1960s KKK-style of white supremacy is a thing of the past, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports that more than 1000 extremist hate groups still exist today, including neo-Nazis, Klansmen,…

The Racialist Movement: Past and Present Strategies, Opportunities, and Constraints

By mobilizingideas By Todd J. Schroer The constraints that are faced by the current racialist movement are in many ways the same that they have always historically faced: governmental and countermovement opposition, negative publicity, movement infighting, etc. Looming great over…

Racist and Right-Wing Extremist Movements in the U.S.: Two Things Scholars Know, One Thing Scholars Don’t Know, and the Implications for Antiracist Activism

By mobilizingideas By Kathleen Blee What We Know #1: The relationship between U.S right-wing/racist movements and the population in which they emerge is significantly different today than it was in earlier times. In the past, far right and racist movements…

Looking in Dark Corners

By mobilizingideas By Robert Futrell The 2009 U.S. Department of Homeland Security report, “Rightwing Extremism” surprised many. The report noted a surge in right-wing recruitment and organizing activities in a context of dire economic conditions, immigration fears, Middle East conflicts,…

The State of Hate

By mobilizingideas By Heidi Beirich and Evelyn Schlatter The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has developed an international reputation for its tracking of extremism since the 1980s and its innovative lawsuits. Initially founded as a civil rights law firm, the…