Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company

Ahead of the one year anniversary of the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in which Adam Lanza took the lives of 20 school children and six educators, Bill speaks with cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin about the role of guns in America’s national psyche. Slotkin has spent his life studying andContinue reading “Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company”

India monks call for ‘Muslim genocide’ in hate speech summit

Outrage as far-right religious and political groups seek Rohingya-like mass murder and exodus of Indian Muslims, in presence of the leaders of ruling BJP, in a three-day Hindutva conclave held in northern Haridwar city. Leaders of several far-right groups with ties to the ruling Narendra Modi’s government have called for ethnic cleansing of minorities inContinue reading “India monks call for ‘Muslim genocide’ in hate speech summit”

Ida B. Wells: Crash Course Black American History #20

In this video, we’ll learn about the life story of journalist, orator, teacher, suffragette, and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Ida B. Wells made her name writing and speaking and working to improve the lives of Black Americans. She wrote for a number of outlets, and covered a wide array of issues.

Missouri man pleads guilty to threatening to lynch two congressmen

Kenneth Hubert pleaded guilty to two counts of threatening to lynch a Black representative and a Jewish representative. Hubert, from Missouri, faces a maximum penalty of six years in prison and a $250,000 fine per count. Hubert admitted to calling the offices of Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Steve Cohen and threatening the lawmakers in conversationsContinue reading “Missouri man pleads guilty to threatening to lynch two congressmen”

‘We’re watching a lynching’: Jewish crowd in Israel beats Arab man as country erupts in unrest

A video of a crowd of Jewish Israelis beating someone presumed to be an Arab in a Tel Aviv suburb on Wednesday night was broadcast live on Israeli TV as the country erupted in violence between Arabs and Jews. The incident in the coastal city of Bat Yam, caught by a camera operator for IsraeliContinue reading “‘We’re watching a lynching’: Jewish crowd in Israel beats Arab man as country erupts in unrest”

Biden Admin Reportedly Blocking UN Ceasefire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza

The Biden administration is reportedly blocking the release of a United Nations Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire as Israel continues its devastating assault on the occupied Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinians and injuring hundreds more. According to Reuters, which cited anonymous diplomats and sources familiar with the Biden administration’s strategy, the UnitedContinue reading “Biden Admin Reportedly Blocking UN Ceasefire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza”

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