‘Death to Jews,’ Polish nationalists shout at rally while burning book about Jews in Poland

Polish nationalists shouted “death to Jews” as they burned a book representing a historic pact protecting the rights of Poland’s Jews. The book burning Thursday at a rally in Kalisz, a city of about 100,000 inhabitants situated 120 miles southwest of Warsaw, was part of a series of nationalist events on Nov. 11, National Independence Day,Continue reading “‘Death to Jews,’ Polish nationalists shout at rally while burning book about Jews in Poland”

Thousands of Polish far-right sympathisers march on Independence Day – France24

Thousands of far-right sympathisers and nationalists march through Warsaw on Thursday in an annual Independence Day gathering after Poland’s nationalist rulers helped challenge a court ban on the event. Critics say in lending a hand to the November 11 march, an event marked by occasional violence, the Law and Justice (PiS) government is giving overt supportContinue reading “Thousands of Polish far-right sympathisers march on Independence Day – France24”

At Brazil rallies, Bolsonaro deepens rift with Supreme Court

Tens of thousands of supporters of embattled right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro heeded his call and turned out at rallies Tuesday as he stepped up his attacks on Brazil’s Supreme Court and threatened to plunge the country into a constitutional crisis. Bolsonaro has been locked in a feud with the high court, in particular a justiceContinue reading “At Brazil rallies, Bolsonaro deepens rift with Supreme Court”

Bolsonaro supporters force entry into Brazil capital’s mall

Supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro broke through police roadblocks Monday night that had sought to prevent access to the capital’s central mall on the eve of a demonstration scheduled to coincide with Brazil’s Independence Day. The Federal District’s security secretariat said in a statement that officers had been deployed in an effort to control theContinue reading “Bolsonaro supporters force entry into Brazil capital’s mall”

“What to the Slave is 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech

In a Fourth of July holiday special, we hear the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” He was addressingContinue reading ““What to the Slave is 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech”

Let’s talk about the reaction to Juneteenth – Beau of the Fifth Column

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