Gord Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53.
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Good songs are like good poetry. Literature professor Robert Morrison reflects on The Tragically Hip’s best song, “Ahead by a Century,” and explains the politics of hope within the tune.
Did Trump’s rhetoric played a part in radicalizing the far-right protesters in Charlottesville?
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Trump is a master of using anger to motivate his base. An anti-terrorism researcher explains how to stem the tide.
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The alt-right is trying to subvert America’s history of opposition to fascism.
The Robert E. Lee statue for which the ‘Unite the Right’ rally was organized to protest its removal in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The violence sparked by the removal of Confederate statues in the US shows the ideas that collect around historical monuments. Sometimes it’s better to remove them; yet they can be an important way of remembering trauma.
East London collective Boy Blue Entertainment have taken their provocative show to the Edinburgh International Festival.
White nationalist groups march with torches through the UVA campus in Charlottesville, Va, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.
One white educator reflects on the challenges, and the urgency, of tackling white supremacy in schools and on campuses in every country
The statue of Robert Lee in Charlottesville.
Robert E. Lee is one of the most memorialised figures of the American civil war. Here’s why that causes so much anger.
Cara McClure of Birmingham, Alabama cries Sunday in Charlottesville, Virginia at a solidarity meeting.
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The violence in Charlottesville affects all children, but racially motivated attacks make children of color feel particularly vulnerable. Here are some ways to protect them.
Citizen militia march in Charlotttesville, August 12.
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Having stoked white resentment for his own benefit throughout his campaign, Trump is still emboldening it.
James Alex Fields Jr., second from left, holds a black shield in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white supremacist rally took place.
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The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It’s time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.