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How white Americans used lynchings to terrorize and control black people

The Guardian is in Montgomery, Alabama, to cover the opening of America’s first memorial to lynching victims. The legacy of such brutal, racist murders is still largely ignored<p>Historians broadly agree that lynchings were a method of social and racial control meant to terrorize black Americans into …

History

Confederate Memorial Day: when multiple states celebrate treason in defense of slavery

“What Southern man, be he slave-holder or non-slave-holder, can without indignation and horror contemplate the triumph of negro equality?”<p>Monday is Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama, one of three states that still set aside a state holiday — meaning government offices are closed — to honor those …

This amazing visualisation shows how the world's ships move goods around the globe

Shipping is vital for the global economy, with roughly 90% of all goods moved across the world by ships.If shipping stops, so does the world economy.<p>Global trade has been the subject of much scrutiny in the past year or so, with Brexit and the Trump presidency both seen by many as threats to the …

The majority of US workers live in "employment monopsonies" where there is little or no competition for workers

In Labor Market Concentration, a new working paper from economists at U Penn, U Navarra and the Roosevelt Institute, researchers analyze a large US …

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

All Over the Map<p>The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were …

Organic or starve: can Cuba's new farming model provide food security?

Once it grew only sugar and was heavy handed with fertilizers and pesticides, now Cuba is in the grip of a small-scale organic farming revolution<p>In the town of Hershey, 40 miles east of Havana, you can see the past and the future of Cuban farming, side by side.<p>The abandoned hulk of the Camilo …

A Comprehensive Map of American Lynchings

The practice wasn’t limited to the South, as this new visualization of racial violence in the Jim Crow era proves.<p>Lynchings formed the bloody backdrop of Southern life for a century after the Civil War. Between the 1860s and 1960s, thousands of black Americans were killed in public acts of racial …

Black History

Noam Chomsky: The US Health System Is an "International Scandal" — and ACA Repeal Will Make It Worse

(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout; Adapted: Thomasjphotos)<p>Changes are coming to America’s health care system. Not long from now, the Affordable Care …

How Trump redrew the electoral map, from sea to shining sea

Where the country is becoming more diverse

The year Mexico legalised drugs

On 5 January 1940, Mexico's left-wing president, Lázaro Cárdenas, signed the new Federal Regulation of Drug Addiction into law. The new legislation …

Mexico City

Historian Gerald Horne Explains Why No One Should Stand for the National Anthem

As Colin Kaepernick’s choice to remain seated for the US national anthem continues to highlight and provoke conversation about racism and oppression …

What we're missing while we argue over individual acts of blatant racism

On being confronted for these racist comments via social media, Abramovic sought to clarify and place these diary entries in a time of ignorance …

The Myth of the Sustainable City

<i>Excerpted from</i> America’s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions: Surviving the 21st-Century Megatrends<i>, by John W. Day and Charles Hall (with</i> …

Noam Chomsky on Anarchism, Communism and Revolutions

As global capitalism, with neoliberalism being a necessary accompaniment, has covered now the entire globe, it is extremely useful to revisit some of …

The deep roots of “white trash” in America: “Not only are we not a post-racial society, we are certainly not a post-class society”

<b>Nancy Isenberg (Penguin/Mindy Stricke)</b><p>Salon talks to Nancy Isenberg about America’s history of race, class, eugenics and the myth of social mobility<p>Kate Tuttle<p>July 9, 2016 8:30pm (UTC)<p>Nancy Isenberg’s book “White Trash” begins by looking at the characters in "To Kill a Mockingbird." Both the book …

15 Python Libraries for Data Science

If you’ve read our introduction to Python, you already know that it’s one of the most widely used programming languages today, celebrated for its …

Machine Learning

Mesmerizing Animation Shows Which Countries Sent the Most Immigrants to the US Since 1820

Immigration is a hot topic in the United States right now, thanks in part to a rather blustery presidential candidate. But as this animated map …

Animation

Scientists discover coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon River

Scientists have discovered vibrant coral reef ecosystem near the mouth of the Amazon River that stretches roughly 3,700 square miles -- even though coral isn't supposed to be able to grow there in the first place.<p>The reef described in the journal Science Advances could shed light on how these …

Opinion: What 'Rape Mexico' really means | Fox News

When vandals scrawled the words “Rape Mexico” on the glass doors of the Lincoln United Methodist Church in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, it was hard for the mostly-Latino parishioners not to think of Donald Trump’s famous speech about rapists crossing the border.<p>But the idea of “raping” Mexico – …

OSM: The simple map that became a global movement

Since its inception in 2004, the growth and maturation of OpenStreetMap is evidenced through numerous metrics: in its data collection methodology, …

State Anti-Immigration Laws Discourage All Latinos from Moving In

Latino<p>States that passed anti-immigration legislation are losing out on Latinos who are not migrating to these areas — and this includes Hispanics born in the U.S.<p>The University of Washington – Dartmouth study tracked interstate migration of U.S.-born Latinos, naturalized Latinos and non-citizen …

Immigration

Hawking Says 'Don't Bank on the Bomb' and Cambridge Votes to Divest $ 1Billion From Nuclear Weapons

1,000 nuclear weapons are plenty enough to deter any nation from nuking the US, but we're hoarding over 7,000, and a long string of near-misses have highlighted the continuing risk of an accidental nuclear war which could trigger a nuclear winter, potentially killing most people on Earth. Yet …

City Politics

How black writers helped me unlearn my internalized anti-blackness

Teaneck, New Jersey was a shock. Despite, having been black all my life I had never been in a room with so many black people who weren’t my family …

Researchers have found strong evidence that racism helps the GOP win

By Max Ehrenfreund<p>Max Ehrenfreund<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>In thousands and thousands of unmarked cemeteries throughout the South, the gradual decay of human remains forms shallow depressions in the earth. There is no comprehensive list of such sites, and many have been destroyed. Still, in places such as …

University of California

Taco Maria's Carlos Salgado wants authentic tortillas: That means Mexican maize

Carlos Salgado is on a mission to reclaim the tortilla. "It's a working-class ingredient," says the chef, "and here in the U.S. we haven't typically assigned a lot of value to it."<p>The 36-year-old chef-owner of Taco Maria, the Mexican restaurant in Costa Mesa that The Times' Jonathan Gold named No. …

Mexico

150 Years Of Immigration In America, Visualized

An interactive map shows how waves of diasporas from all over the world arrived in the U.S., from the 1850s to today.<p>Amid a flurry of anti-immigration rhetoric coming from certain GOP presidential candidates, a new interactive map reminds us just how much of our country’s foundation was built on …