PG in the news

Our recent discussions of urban politics, particularly the politics of protest, are a nice transition point to consider the politics of identity and how geography figures into these stories. Here are a few recent news stories that deal with politicized group identity.

White supremacists have been trying to buy up vacant properties in small towns in North Dakota to advance the goals of creating all-white communities in the state.

An Afghan law that protects perpetrators of domestic violence and a new proposed “virginity test” in Indonesia are among the many new formal efforts to erode the basic rights of women around the world.

Environmental and animal rights groups in Indiana are fighting to stop efforts that would prevent framers from being sued over their farming or livestock practices.

A member of a Cossack auxiliary police force horsewhipped members of Pussy Riot at a protest in Sochi criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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