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Police Killings and Race in the US

Police Killings and Race in the US

Thanks in part to the Black Lives Matter movement, black civilians killed by police have received much media attention in recent years, with victims such as Breonna Taylor and Eric Garner becoming household names. In 2020, riots broke out across the world over the killing of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis when police officer Derek Chauvin performed a neck restraint on him. This incident was widely decried, and some saw it as yet another example of police brutality against black people in the United States, with the image of Floyd becoming a symbol of “the repression, control, and disregard”…
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Why the News Is Not the Truth

Why the News Is Not the Truth

“Why the News Is Not the Truth” by Peter Vanderwicken, from May-June edition / 1995. This article is reprinted by permission of Harvard Business Review and has not been peer reviewed by 2ndLook News. The U.S. press, like the U.S. government, is a corrupt and troubled institution. Corrupt not so much in the sense that it accepts bribes but in a systemic sense. It fails to do what it claims to do, what it should do, and what society expects it to do. The news media and the government are entwined in a vicious circle of mutual manipulation, mythmaking, and…
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Ukraine / Russia Invasion and War – Expert Round Table

Ukraine / Russia Invasion and War – Expert Round Table

This 2ndLook News expert round table was filmed on March 1, 2022, covering the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. You can watch it on YouTube here.We sat down with a panel of experts to discuss the history of the region, what's currently occurring, and speculation about what may be coming next. This is for those who want to understand what's going on in Ukraine with the Russian invasion and ongoing war, outside of the narratives and propaganda.  This is an authentic discussion where each expert is speaking from their own experiences, knowledge, and opinions (and may disagree with each other). It is up to…
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