Civil Rights

Stayin’ Alive

Posted by on March 27, 2017 at 1:57 pm

SDUSA’S Post-Election Buffalo Conference: “Keeping The Political Revolution Alive” SDUSA conducted its 2016 Annual Educational Conference at the Manny Fried Playhouse at Subversive Theatre entitled “Keeping the Political Revolution Alive”. This 5 hour conference was held on Saturday November 19, 2016, in collaboration with the Subversive Theater Collective. The student run TV broadcasting facility at Buffalo […]

The Class War

Posted by on January 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

For the last several decades neoliberal Democrats and conservative Republicans have greeted proposals to help working families as “class legislation.” Throughout this time a very small part of the population has taken most of the productivity gains, unions have been all but destroyed, and working families have found it increasingly difficult to meet the costs […]

Birds of a feather? President Trump and Lyndon LaRouche

Posted by on November 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Introduction The election of Donald Trump as U.S. President was not just reality-TV magic. It was the culmination of a succession of efforts, dating back more than a century, to inject conspiracy theories and bigotry into the election process on a massive scale by way of populist upheavals and the sly manipulation of legitimate concerns. […]

Denial and self-deception: how Trump’s fans defend his anti-Semitic use of the Star of David

Posted by on July 5, 2016 at 12:01 pm

I’ve been monitoring the efforts of Trump supporters (including some who are, or hint at being, Jewish) to dampen the controversy triggered by his July 2 tweeting of an image of the Jewish star (Star of David) and Hillary Clinton, with a pile of cash in the background. Although Trump aides have replaced the Jewish […]

Futbol, War, & Jean Jaurès

Posted by on July 3, 2014 at 9:01 am

There are many interesting and important anniversaries occurring this summer. Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Lyndon Johnson— a momentous step towards ending discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or national origin. Two weeks ago we remembered the 50th anniversary of the murder of […]