The yellow-and-red striped flag of the defeated American-backed Republic of Vietnam flies at the U.S. Capitol insurrection Jan. 6.
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Onlookers who recognized the flag wondered why the mostly white mob had ‘coopted’ Vietnamese history. But Vietnamese Americans are Trump supporters, too, some driven by a potent fear of socialism.
Gadsden flags fly at a protest Wednesday at the Capitol.
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We may think of flags as fixed symbols with a specific meaning, but there are few symbols whose significance is truly permanent.
Young Americans today are more likely to say that they’re dissatisfied with the current state of affairs.
A teen asks why so many young people don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or the national anthem. The data shows that young Americans today do view the U.S. more negatively than older generations.
The rainbow flag is no longer just flown at particular times – it’s now a fixture of our cities.
In the year since the resounding Yes vote in the same-sex marriage survey, the flag has clearly escaped the pole or the street bunting of pride festival times to become ever present in our cities.
The Star-Spangled Banner does indeed yet wave.
Four Seasons of the Canadian Flag, painted by Maxwell Newhouse for John Burge.
Composer John Burge speaks of his drive to create a musical piece to mark Canada’s 150th year of confederation and to capture our collective experiences.
Like a lot of people, I’m embarrassed to be living in an advanced industrialised OECD nation where our national flag includes that of a foreign nation. I just want us to grow up. Canada, a significant…
As New Zealand chooses its potential new flag, a similar debate is taking place in Australia.
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To be truly respectful to Australia’s Indigenous heritage, a new Australian flag would need in some way to integrate Aboriginal visual language and symbolism.
People protest the Confederate battle flag.
President Obama’s recent condemnation of the Confederate battleflag mirrors the current and rapidly-changing public mood on this artefact. But attitudes to the flag have deeper roots.