Oppression and Exploitation News August 16 – 22

Struggle for control 2019

How the idea that some people are better than others and deserve to rule the country, descended from the ideas of the slave-owners of the South, came to be a central part of the contemporary Republican party, and the implications of this for U.S. democracy.
America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others Jamelle Bouie New York Times August 14, 2018

Opposing oppression, injustice 2019

Unpaid miners blocked a coal train in protest. Weeks later, they’re still there. Campbell Robinson New York Times August 19, 2019

Harm through the market 2019

The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery Khalil Gabran Muhammad New York Times August 14, 2019

Crime 2019

As gang murders surge, South Africa sends army to Cape Town, and the city cheers Kimon de Greef New York Times August 13, 2019

Violation of laws and norms that form and strengthen democracy

With ‘Spygate,’ Trump shows how he uses conspiracy theories to erode trust Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Maggie Haberman New York Times May 28, 2019 (News analysis)

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