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Building Bridges: Hitler's American Model: the U.S. and the Making of Nazi Race...

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Hitler's American Model: the U.S. and the Making of Nazi Race Law
James, Q, Whitman, professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School, his books include Harsh Justice,The Origins of Reasonable Doubt, and The Verdict of Battle & now Hitlers
American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law

On July 26, 1935, about a thousand anti-Nazi demonstrators attacked the SS Bremen, a sleek, state-of-the-art German ocean liner that had docked in New York. The protesters succeeded in tearing the swastika flag off the ship and throwing it into the Hudson River. It was the climax to a long, hot New York summer of street fighting between pro-Nazis and anti-Nazis.
Five of the rioters in the Bremen incident were arrested, but when they appeared before Judge Louis Brodsky in September of 1935 something remarkable happened: Brodsky dismissed all charges, arguing that the swastika was a black flag of piracy that deserved to be destroyed,
the emblem of a revolt against civilization, an atavistic throwback to pre-medieval,if not barbaric, social and political conditions. The law behind Brodskys brave proclamation was questionable, and it wasnt long before FDRs Justice Dept. apologized to Germany for the judges decision. Hitler praised the Roosevelt administration for disavowing Brodskys ruling. But the Jewish Brodskys acquittal of the anti-Nazi vandals still became a cause celbre for Hitlers party. The Nuremberg Laws of September 1935, which imposed harsh restrictions on German Jews, were, so the Nazis claimed, a reply to Brodskys insult.

James Q. Whitman dedicates his new book Hitlers American Model to the ghost of Louis B. Brodsky. But Whitman disagrees with Brodskys claim that the Nazism of the mid-1930s was a throwback to the Middle Ages. Whitman shows that the Nuremberg Laws, instead of being a barbarous anomaly, were in part modeled on then-current American race law. The Nazi regime saw itself at the cutting edge of racial legislation, and America was their inspiration. Nazi lawyers regarded America, not without reason, as the innovative world leader in the creation of racist law, Whitman remarks. In the 1930s, the American South and Nazi Germany were the worlds most straightforwardly racist regimes, proud of the way they had deprived Blacks and Jews, respectively, of their civil rights. Scholars have long known that the American eugenics movement inspired the Nazis; now Whitman adds the influence of Americas immigration policy and its laws about race.

Today, Whitmans idea that Nazism looked to America for inspiration is liable to throw us into a moral panic. But theres another side to the story, and in the Trump era, especially, we can benefit from taking a
hard look at it. Our president was elected in part because he capitalized on an America-first nationalism that hunts ruthlessly for external and internal enemies.

Radio Ecoshock Show: Welcome to the New Dark Climate (replay)

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50 scientists warn official predictions don't include a feed-back as large as all U.S. emissions: the warming soil. From the Netherlands, Dr. Thomas Crowther. From U. of Maine, paleobiologist Dr. Jacquelyn Gill says abrupt climate change hit species before us. We're next.

No Nazis on Boston Common

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Alt-Right organizers attempted to hold a "Free Speech" Rally on Boston Common. They were out-numbered and shouted down nearly a thousand to one.

AW@L Radio: 6 Glaring Issues with the Supreme Court's Line 9 Decision

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Responding to the SCC's rejection of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations challenge of the NEB's decision to allow the #line9 pipeline to have its flow reversed & to have the inline pressure increased—while also approving for the flow of #tarsands diluted bitumen and fracked oil—despite a complete failure to meaningfully consult any Indigenous community potentially impacted along the pipeline’s route, David-Gray Donald analysis 6 of the more absurd issues plaguing this high court decision

Furious George Show: TRUMPACOLYPSE NOW: No Trump! No KKK! No Fascist USA!

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"They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well guess what? You just magnified her."

Here is the show dedicated to Heather Heyer, starting with old clips from War of the Worlds, Don Lemmon calls out the KKK and David DuKe, classic “Disavowing Nazis” PSAs, including “Don’t Be A Sucker,” and “Skokie: When the Nazis Planned A March in A Jewish Community,” Colbert is sure of Trumps hate; AM Joy walks us through the Charlottesville riots in real time, Anonymous warns: "We Are Angry,” Jimmy Kimmel Wonders Whether Trump Is ‘Cutting Eye Holes Out Of His Bed sheets, Donny Deutsch calls it: 'We Have A Racist As A President', Michael Moore hits the Duh button comparing Trump Voters to racists, Impeachment law, an LOCAL DURHAM Protesters topple Confederate statue and we meet Takiyah Thompson, the NCCU Student Who Pulled Down the Confederate Statue and Defied White Supremacy! Fuck you Fascists.

Latin Waves : host Sylvia Richardson interviews author/activist David Bacon

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David Bacon is an Award-winning photojournalist, author, and immigrant rights activist he has spent over twenty years as a labor organizer. For the past two decades he has been a reporter and documentary photographer, shooting for many national publications and independent projects, and exhibiting his work internationally. Bacon’s books include The Children of NAFTA, Communities without Borders, Illegal People (Beacon, 2008), and The Right to Stay Home (Beacon, 2013)

Sylvia interviews David on this newest book “The Right to Stay Home, How Us Policy Drives Mexican Migration” journalist David Bacon tells the story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities. Bacon shows how immigrant communities are fighting back—envisioning a world in which migration isn’t forced by poverty or environmental destruction and people are guaranteed the “right to stay home.” This richly detailed and comprehensive portrait of immigration reveals how the interconnected web of labor, migration, and the global economy unites farmers, migrant workers, and union organizers across borders.

State Of The City reports: Barcelona terror anomalies - suspects dead, fluttering pa...

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BCFM Drivetime: Google New Algorithm Bans True Results: Just Became the Engine of Ce...

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CPR News: CPR News, August 18, 2017

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!earshot 20: !earshot 20 - August 18, 2017

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Anthony Enman & Brian Cleveland count down the Top 20 albums charting across Canada this week from, take a look at music news with Calum Slingerland of Exclaim!, chat with Drew Sweet of subtle, and much more.

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