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World’s richest propaganda squad; The Janus head; Hate them some Kap; Yes, even architecture; Rapist knows best; Liberation librarians

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The NRA’s New Scare Tactics

By Laura Reston
October 3, 2017
New Republic

With Trump in the White House, the gun lobby has transformed into a right-wing media outlet.

Former Steelworkers Divided Over NFL Protests

By Len Shindel ·
October 7, 2017
Baltimore Post-Examiner

Despite deep veins of commonality, the chasm on politics and race between my co-workers, amplified on social media, was fiery as a blast furnace during the build-up to the 2016 Presidential Election.

The NFL Hates Colin Kaepernick So Much the Tennessee Titans Just Signed Brandon Weeden

By Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
October 3, 2017
The Root

Kaepernick not being picked up by any NFL team is not a football decision. Kaepernick isn’t in the league because he had the audacity to protest the senseless killings of unarmed black men, women and children by police.

Hostile Architecture: A Quiet War Against the Disadvantaged

By Tara Joy
September 22, 2017
Weslyan Argus

Hostile architecture is meant to discourage people from using public spaces in unconventional ways.


Michigan Rapist Gets Joint Custody

By Mike Martindale
October 6, 2017
The Detroit News

A Sanilac County Circuit judge has granted parenting time and joint legal custody of an 8-year-old boy to a convicted sex offender who allegedly raped the child’s mother nine years ago.

The Radical Reference Librarians Who Use Info to Challenge Authority

By Natalie Zarrelli
October 03, 2017
Atlas Obscura

An unshushable social movement is afoot.