On the Alt-Right and the ‘Alt-Left’

In one of his several press appearances addressing last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, President Trump asked, “What about the ‘alt-left’?” — a question that a few on the right have taken up, along with the label. A quick thought. Obviously, “alt-left” is intended to suggest the...

Years of protest changing how police, sheriff’s officers keep people safe, protect rights

High-profile confrontations in recent years have changed how local law enforcement responds when faced with crowds of protesters. Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews addressed the issue Tuesday, noting that his staff talked about how to safely respond to Monday’s protest in downtown Durham and about the...

Arkansas-linked Charlottesville marcher identified, apologizes to those misidentified

click to enlarge DODSON: Marching in Charlottesville. The Arkansas Times has identified the man photographed wearing an “Arkansas Engineering” T-shirt at a white...

What is ‘antifa?’ Virginia clashes bring attention to anti-fascist movement

The deadly white nationalist demonstration in Virginia has brought new attention to an anti-fascist movement whose black-clad, bandanna-wearing members have been a regular presence at protests around the country in the last year. Members of the “antifa” movement were among those protesting the...

Oh My: Leftist Southern Poverty Law Center Mentions Charlottesville …

According to the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC], one of the white supremacist organizers of Saturday’s rally in Charlottesville is a former Occupy Wall Street activist and supporter of Barack Obama.  Jason Kessler is listed with SPLC as an “extremist.” Here’s an...

Is There Any Point to Protesting?

History provides an especially sharp rejoinder to those who doubt the sustained power of protest: the civil-rights movement. From the mid-fifties to the mid-sixties, activists successfully worked to roll back school segregation, public-transit segregation, interstate-bus segregation, restaurant segregation,...

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