Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tag: 4th of July

Trump nationalism has nothing to do with patriotism

Let us reject Trump’s notion of how to celebrate America — not with tanks and missiles that glorify war, not with a...

This July 4th, Trump will take $2.5 million from national park...

In order to fund Trump’s Fourth of July extravaganza (he is calling “Salute to America”) on the National Mall, he has taken...

On July fourth, a message for patriots

On this holiday, and every day, that flag and the promise it symbolizes are not Trump’s supporters to abuse, but belong to a nation that will uphold and someday vindicate them.

Independence Day Delusions

However we interpret the concept, we may not be as "free" as we're led to believe.

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Fourth of July

The long-imprisoned revolutionary and author, who disdains the current political theater, says the broken, racist American system "has to be torn up, root and branch," to halt the war waged on the poor by the corporate state.

The Five Principles of Patriotism

True patriots seek to confirm and strengthen and celebrate the “we” in “we the people of the United States.”

The Choice of Patriotism

Inclusive patriotism is our national creed. It is born of hope. Mean-spirited, exclusive patriotism is new to our shores. It is born of fear.

‘What, to the American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?’

Frederick Douglass told a crowd gathered in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852 that to slaves the white man's celebration of the Fourth of July is a "sham." And today, the gross injustice and cruelty he was talking about are still existent.

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Normalizing vigilantism? The American right’s reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict

“This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way.”

The big industry that COP26 failed to tackle

Our broken and inhumane food system is a huge source of emissions, so why isn’t it a major part of the climate solution?

Corals spawning gives scientists hope for ‘vulnerable ecosystem’

The spawning, which was seen from recorded videos off the coast of Cairns, Queensland, "gives the scientists who observed it hope for the vulnerable ecosystem."

All 3 men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

“It’s been a long fight. It’s been a hard fight, but God is good… I never thought this day would come, but God is good, and I just want to tell everybody thank you, thank you for those who marched, those who prayed.”

Former police detective fatally shot by Kansas police

“The family of Lionel Womack thanks the members of the Kansas City community for your outpouring of support after their devastating loss yesterday."