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How German Atheists Made America Great Again

S. C. Gwynne New York Times
What was the Civil War about? In a word, slavery. The driving force in American politics in the decades after the American Revolution was the rise of an arrogant, ruthless, parasitic oligarchy in the South, built on God-ordained economic inequality.

Sacred Tree or Tree of Paradise? Nature and the Christmas Tree

Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin CounterPunch
Whether the Christmas tree arises out of pagan worship or the nature-based polytheism of Egyptian lore, the Christmas tree plays a special part in our lives today, demonstrating that our relationship with nature goes back millennia.

Indigenous Resistance, From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock

David Barsamian - An interview with Nick Estes The Progressive Magazine
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of a historic event in Native America, the action at Wounded Knee. What was its significance, and why it still resonate with Native peoples. How it connects with the resistance at the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Indigenous Resistance, from Wounded Knee to Standing Rock

An interview with Nick Estes by David Barsamian The Progressive
We didn’t stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, but nonetheless, it was a win. It was part of a longer struggle to radically transform our carbon economy, our extractivist economy.
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