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Your Daily Briefing From Red Revolution Media for 10/14/2020
Featuring Climate Protests in Paris and Continuing Unrest Surrounding Forthcoming American Election. Meanwhile, in the UK, Football Might Be Heading for a Radical Overhaul.
Then and Now: Voter Suppression in the United States
How the Spectre of Jim Crow Still Haunts Millions of African Americans
One of the overarching theories of democratic politics is that of legitimacy. For a government to be legitimate, it must govern by the democratic decree that is brought about through voting. This system gives a government sanction to act in the name of the people. The higher the turnout in the vote, then the more the valid will of the people can be seen to be done. The truth, however, is that politicians have long tried to suppress the vote for their own ends, particularly the voice of those from black and other minority communities, alongside those from disadvantaged white backgrounds.
As British Football Faces Looming Disaster, It’s Time to Return the Beautiful Game to the People
Liverpool and Manchester United Are Right, It’s Time for a Radical Rethink of Football. Just Not the Way They Want.
There has been a mixed response to the news that Manchester United and Liverpool have proposed reducing the number of teams making up the Premier League to 18 from 20, alongside several measures to seemingly support the rest of the football pyramid. While some lower league clubs have supported the notion, fearing that they are on the brink of insolvency, others have seen the proposals as a power grab.
Police Arrest Extinction Rebellion Activists Protesting Outside French Ecology Ministry
Several Activists Were Seen Being Arrested As XR Blocked a Crossroad in Paris
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists held a blockade rally by the French Ecology Ministry in Paris on Tuesday, decrying what they called “the failure and complicity of our government in what is fast becoming the greatest crime against humanity” in a statement.
Rival Protests Continue Outside Supreme Court Ahead of Amy Coney Barrett Nomination
Rival Demonstrators Faced Off Outside the US Supreme Court on Tuesday
Demonstrators both supporting the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for Justice Associate of US Supreme Court and protesters standing against the nomination faced off outside the US Supreme court on Tuesday.
Protesters Take Down Civil War-Era Obelisk in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Obelisk Had Been Erected as a Tribute to ‘Indian’ Wars Against Native Americans.
Protesters were seen toppling an obelisk following calls from Native Americans to remove the Civil War-era monument, Santa Fe, Monday.
Long Queues Form As Early Voting Kicks Off in Texas
“I would say this is the most important election we’ve ever had”
Early voting for the 2020 presidential election began in Texas on Tuesday, with several voters seen queuing to cast their ballot in the town of Carrollton, some 24 km (15 miles) northwest of Dallas.