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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - October 15, 2019

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Rating Capitalism and Socialism * Goodbye, Columbus * Christian Nationalists * Ivory Tower Economists * Power and Hip Hop * The Antiwar Right * New Anticommunism * From Fight Club to Joker

Tidbits - Oct. 10, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; Turkey, Kurds; Climate Change and Militarism; Red Meat; Abolish Columbus Day; Vietnam War; Knights of Labor resource; Announcements - Chicago, Berkeley, New York, Washington, DC; more....

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; Turkey, Kurds, Rojava; Climate Change and Militarism; Red Meat Safe - readers take issue; Abolish Columbus Day; Vietnam War; Knights of Labor resource; Announcements - Chicago, Berkeley, New York, Washington, DC; more...

New Way of Teaching Columbus: Putting Him On Trial for Murder

Amy Graff San Francisco Gate
A longtime educator has created an increasingly popular lesson that turns the classroom into a courtroom and asks students to put Columbus, his crew, the King and Queen of Spain and the indigenous people on trial for murder.

These 8 Cities Just Abolished Columbus Day

Dylan Sevett U.S. Uncut
In the past two months, eight cities got rid of Columbus Day in favor of adopting Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Three of those cities adopted Indigenous Peoples’ Day last week.

Tidbits - October 30, 2014 - Two Week's Worth

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Reader Comments- Ebola, Capitalism, Cuba, Disease Control; Elections- Black Vote, Voter Restrictions; War against Islamic State; Detroit; U.S. Jews Debate Israel; Berkeley Free Speech Movement, Education- Philadelphia and Common Core; Mexico, NAFTA; Wealth Inequality; New Voters in Ferguson; Announcements- Black & Brown Unity Event-Los Angeles-Nov 8; New York City Labor Chorus Honoring Pete Seeger-New York-Nov 15; SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY-New York showing-Nov 16

Ill Winds Drove Columbus

William Loren Katz Portside
Weeks after his 1492 landing in the Americas, Columbus thought he had found a large enough supply of gold and slaves to persuade the Christian "Sovereigns within three years [they] would undertake and prepare to go and conquer the Holy Places."Pope Urban II had launched the first Crusade four hundred years before. He hoped the current Pope would ask him to lead "50 thousand foot soldiers and five thousand horsemen" to march on Jerusalem. He never abandoned this hope.
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