Wednesday, September 19

Harish Balasubramani/Daily Bruin
Harish Balasubramani/Daily Bruin

(Rachel Zhu/Daily Bruin)
(Rachel Zhu/Daily Bruin)

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Blake Deal: Recent events show nationalism on the rise again

2016 will be known around the world as the year of nationalism’s revival. Whether it be the massive demonstrations in Poland, the United Kingdom’s recent exit from the European Union or even the possibility of Japan amending its constitution for the first time ever, developed countries around the world are turning back to nationalism and are becoming increasingly skeptical of liberal democracy. Read more...

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Blake Deal: No clear systemic bias against minorities in criminal justice system

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders continues to decry the victimization of blacks and Hispanics at the hands of the police on his website, saying: “It is an outrage that in these early years of the 21st century we are seeing intolerable acts of violence being perpetrated by police and racist acts of terrorism by white supremacists.” The Vermont senator’s comments are characteristic of a sentiment first made popular by the Black Lives Matter movement, a movement which continues to claim we live “in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise” by the police. Read more...

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The Revolution Club advocates for a communist society and often holds protests and strikes. They  follow the philosophy of Revolutionary Communist Party chairman Bob Avakian and seek to address the shortcomings of previous communistic societies.
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Blake Deal: Trivializing genocide, insinuating intent leads to inaccuracy

It’s hard to know how to react to someone who equates being amused over communist protesters with being amused over black people getting lynched. But this is the exact comparison Tala Deloria draws in submission to the Daily Bruin in response to my article, where I argued UCLA’s Revolution Club engaged in protests against the police due to their inflated self-image and to fulfill their emotional needs. Read more...

The Revolution Club advocates for a communist society and often holds protests and strikes. They  follow the philosophy of Revolutionary Communist Party chairman Bob Avakian and seek to address the shortcomings of previous communistic societies.
(Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)