Dispatches From the Culture Wars - January 21, 2020
- Irish Rebel Song Tops UK Charts
- The Politics of the Gun Rally
- Women's March Photos
- March Against Anti-Semitism Misses an Opportunity
- Conditioned for War
- A Malignant Supreme Court Case
- When Venomous Speech Provokes Physical Violence
- Fighting the Religious Right
By Colin Brennan
January 9, 2020
Irish rebel song “Come Out, Ye Black and Tans” has hit number one on the iTunes singles chart in the UK. It comes after the Government was forced to postpone a planned commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) next month after a furious backlash.
Militia groups said Monday's event was important in the face of a newly elected Democratic state legislature.
The movement supports women's policies, immigration reform, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, workers' rights and tolerance.
By Joshua Leifer
January 7, 2020
Some felt that the lack of clear guidelines or principles for groups identifying as co-sponsors of the march enabled far-right actors to join a march ostensibly organized to oppose hate, thus sending the message that such views were not beyond the pale.
Through a combination of cultural forces, some overt and others subtle, Americans are taught from a young age to accept their country’s militarism without question.
Donors use a Montana tax credit program to fund religious schools. Nearly a third of the schools, now at the center of a controversial Supreme Court case, maintain explicitly anti-LGBTQ policies.
Demonizing rhetoric that targets a specific religion or race (or any identifiable characteristic) can lead to violence by people who have consumed a steady diet of conspiracy theories fed to them by high-profile leaders.
By Paul Rosenberg
January 20, 2020
Trump's administration is pushing a Christian nationalist agenda — but a diverse coalition is pushing back hard.