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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - September 25, 2018

Vote Busters; The Kavanaugh Test; Farmers F**ked Again; Co-opting Pan-Africanism; Jordan Peterson Without Tears; Sisters Rebuild

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The Key Players in the Push to Purge Americans from Voter Rolls

By Ed Pilkington
September 23, 2018
The Guardian

A slew of rightwing groups are trying to prevent large numbers of people from voting. These are the chief architects.
 

How the Kavanaugh Allegations Became a Test for #MeToo

By Constance Grady and Anna North
September 24, 2018
Vox
 
The #MeToo movement exposed the myths around assault. What happens with Brett Kavanaugh will show if anything has really changed.

 

John Deere Just Swindled Farmers Out of Their Right to Repair

By Kyle Wiens and Elizabeth Chamberlain
September 19, 2018
Wired

A big California farmers’ lobbying group just blithely signed away farmers’ right to access or modify the source code of any farm equipment software.
 

Twisting Pan-Africanism to Promote Anti-Africanism

By Cristiano Lanzano
September 9, 2018
Africa is a Country

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Europe’s anti-immigrant far right instrumentalize the ideas of pan-Africanists in their fight to keep immigrants, especially from Africa, out of the EU.
 

Peterson’s Complaint

By Laurie Penny
July 12, 2018
Longreads

It’s time to change how we engage with Jordan Peterson.

Meet the Puerto Rican Sisterhood Reinventing the Island's Future After Maria

By Mayra Cuevas
September 20, 2018
CNN

Right now they are rebuilding Puerto Rican homes, restoring farms, installing solar power grids and seeking to transform the local economy.