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An Introduction To Conspiracy Theories Part Three: The Conspiracy Theorists

  Part One Part Two In their 2014 book American Conspiracy Theories the political scientists Joseph Uscinski and Joseph Parent conducted an extensive study on conspiracy theories and found that “Conspiracy theorists are often caricatured as a small demographic composed primarily of middle-aged white male internet enthusiasts who live in their mother’s basements.” Polls however reveal that “conspiracy theories permeate all parts of American society and cut across gender, age, […]

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Interview of Mai’a Williams By Jae Em Carico

Mai’a Williams is a writer, editor, visual and performance artist.  It was her living and working with Egyptian, Palestinian, Congolese, and Central American indigenous mothers in resistance communities, that inspired her life-giving mothering work and visionary art-making practices.  She is the co-editor of the anthology, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines and the author of the memoir, This is How We Survive: Revolutionary Mothering, War, and Exile in the […]

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#DefendDetroit: Know Your Nazis – Who To Expect at Richard Spencer’s Conference in Detroit on March 4th, 2018

On Sunday, March 4th, Richard Spencer will attend and speak at the Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas (FMI) conference in Detroit.  Spencer will be accompanied by an entourage of notorious fascists.  In this article, we’ll introduce you to the white nationalists and groups likely to attend. Matthew Heimbach (Guest Speaker) Heimbach has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as the “face of a new generation of […]

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An Introduction To Conspiracy Theories Part Two: Conspiracy or Conspiracy Theory?

Part One can be found here So What Is A Conspiracy? The simplest definition, which is available online, is “a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.” Joseph Uscinski and Joseph Parent, authors of the 2014 book,  American Conspiracy Theories give us this definition, “A Secret arrangement between two or more actors to usurp political or economic power, violate established rights, hoard vital secrets, or unlawfully alter […]

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Confederate statues, League of the South and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin: Dismantling the art of white supremacy in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee is known for its country music scene, soul food such as hot chicken, and is quickly becoming one of the trendiest cities in the country. Its desirable location in the mid-south means excellent weather year round, and access to major highways for budding businesses seeking ease for logistics. Along the major thoroughfare of I-65 you will often see vast queues of semi-trucks, and commuting traffic. You will also […]

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Union Station, Washington DC – Around noon on Saturday January 20th, hundreds of activists gathered in support of the J20 defendants and the Black Lives Matter movement. In front of Union Station, two activists scaled the two opposing gargantuan flagpoles which fly the banner of this great nation. These two activists had a banner drop in mind. Strapped in harnesses they performed a highly technical ascension of the poles about […]

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