Black Lives Matter

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The mock revolution of the elites

28 July 2020 10:39 pm

‘Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified,’…

Open letters have become ransom notes

25 July 2020 9:00 am

In the States, the ‘open letter’ is enjoying quite the formal renaissance. Curiously, recent examples of this newly popular epistolary…

Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

25 July 2020 9:00 am

How Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

We’re making a spectacle of shame

11 July 2020 9:00 am

When I was about ten, on return home from church I ate a peach, the juice of which dribbled down…

Does the curriculum really need ‘decolonising’?

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Layla Moran, the Lib Dems’ education spokesman, has written to Gavin Williamson urging him to do something about ‘systemic racism’…

Do all black lives matter to BLM?

11 July 2020 2:47 am

‘I understand black lives matter. But that’s not my movement, right now. My movement is to let them know that…

Larry Elder appears in 'Uncle Tom' trailer

Uncle Tom shows another side of the African-American story

8 July 2020 4:34 am

Although it finished production months before George Floyd was killed, the documentary Uncle Tom, produced by Larry Elder, has been released…

Friends take a selfie in the the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington

The gentrification of revolt

7 July 2020 6:16 am

Does anyone actually remember George Floyd? What started out as a noble cause to curb police brutality in urban and…

Protesters hold up signs on June 3, 2020

‘Defund the police’ just means ‘I’m rich’

7 July 2020 5:50 am

Walk along the leafy streets of any neighborhood in so-called ‘brownstone Brooklyn’, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, and you’ll…

Keir Starmer’s bizarre Black Lives Matter re-education

7 July 2020 12:06 am

So now we know what happens if you criticise Black Lives Matter. You’ll be packed off for re-education. You will…

We’re facing a tsunami of censorship

4 July 2020 9:00 am

It’s open season on mavericks and dissenters at the moment. If you publicly challenge any of the sacred nostrums of…

This ‘revolution’ isn’t what it looks like

4 July 2020 9:00 am

This is no leftist revolution

The Black Lives Matter movement is re-racialising society

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Do we really want to re-racialise society?

Don’t play a game you can’t win

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Of all the people who have made cash in the past month, few can have raked it in like Robin…

assata shakur

Why is Black Lives Matter praising a terrorist?

3 July 2020 3:46 am

In the early hours of May 2, 1973, State Trooper James Harper pulled over a white 1965 Pontiac Lemans on…

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Trump’s African American ‘silent minority’ could swing the election

2 July 2020 1:34 am

Donald Trump’s efforts to broaden his appeal to the African American community are bearing fruit. Rasmussen polling noted in early…

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The Kushner conundrum

1 July 2020 2:01 pm

After a string of broken promises, policy disappointments and sinking poll numbers, the populist wing of the Republican party knows…

How come the less something is a problem, the more people talk about it?

27 June 2020 9:00 am

The less something is a problem, the more people talk about it

Michelangelo’s David must fall

27 June 2020 9:00 am

‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ said the plane’s banner as it circled the club’s stadium just after the teams had ‘taken…

The police have become too politicised to function

27 June 2020 9:00 am

Forces have become too politicised to function

To save black lives, police top brass must face reality

27 June 2020 9:00 am

To save black lives, top brass must face reality

religion

Black Lives Matter is a state-backed religion

26 June 2020 5:15 am

‘Protest’ often feels inadequate as a characterization for the public exhibitions that have erupted nationwide over the past several weeks.…

race

The new inequality

22 June 2020 8:17 pm

It is a strange habit, the American one of making talk-show hosts into preachers. There is no good reason, after…

Was Priti Patel really ‘gaslighting’ MPs?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Gaslight has been a useful word meaning ‘to manipulate a person by psychological means into questioning his or her own…

I may never act again unless I express ‘correct’ opinions

20 June 2020 9:00 am

The pitfalls of wrongthink