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How 4chan’s toxic culture helped radicalize Buffalo shooting suspect

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Just weeks after 4chan motivated a quadruple shooting in Washington, the racist and conspiracy-oriented online message board probably inspired the killings of 10 at a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhoo...

Alleged racial abuse from Super Rugby crowd overshadows upcoming Culture Round

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Wellington Hurricanes loose forward Du’Plessis Kirifi complained of alleged racial abuse from the crowd at Sydney’s Leichhardt Oval during Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the New South Wales Waratahs. The 25-year...

These destructive, vindictive civil service cuts are part of Johnson’s culture wars

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The vast majority of the UK’s 475,000-odd civil servants are sick of political psychodrama, and don’t care exactly when Boris Johnson decides to scuttle off into the gilded obscurity of the panel comedy shows, neolibe...

Cancel culture? My play was shut down by rightwing activists before it even opened

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I am the producer and co-creator of a piece of theatre that was cancelled before it had even been seen. It started like this: a group of people online began to call for the show to be shut down. It gained some tractio...

Corporate America buckles down for culture war on Roe v Wade

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After a supreme court decision that overturns Roe v Wade was leaked and signaled the impending end of federal constitutional protection for abortions, a trickle of companies have slowly started to announce policies th...

Cleaning up a Commons culture that’s rotten to the core

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Two women MPs saw Neil Parish looking at porn on his mobile phone and reported him to the whips (‘Some bad apples’: senior Tory minister denies institutional misogyny, 1 May). I wonder how many male Tory MPs also saw ...

Crimes against history: mapping the destruction of Ukraine’s culture

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Satellite scrutiny of Ukraine is not just focused on military hardware. Thousands of miles away from the fighting, an international group of archaeologists, historians and technicians are quietly coordinating another ...

Met police culture problems ‘not just a few bad apples’, says acting head

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The acting head of the UK’s biggest police force has admitted that cultural problems in the force are “not a few bad apples” and called for a change in procedures to allow managers to speedily sack errant officers. Si...

Inside these LA dispensaries, Black women are redesigning what cannabis culture looks like

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When Kika Keith and her daughter opened a cannabis dispensary in South Los Angeles last year, they faced a design challenge: how could they create a store where older Black customers, who had seen all the ravages of t...

‘We are fighting for our culture’: Ukrainian artists head to Venice Biennale

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“Russia’s idea is to eliminate Ukraine – and to eliminate Ukrainian culture. If it has no culture, Ukraine does not exist.” That was the sentiment that compelled Pavlo Makov, the official Ukrainian artist at the 59th ...

Teachers’ union NEU warns of classroom culture wars

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A teachers’ union is forming a partnership with education experts to “critically interrogate” the government’s plans for a model history curriculum in England, as its leaders warned that culture wars continued to rage...

The PM sees votes in a culture war over trans rights, but this issue must transcend party politics

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Last Sunday saw one of the biggest protests outside Downing Street in years. It wasn’t over Ukraine, or the soaring heating bills some fear will eventually push us into social unrest, or even the growing crisis in Bri...

DeSantis takes on Disney in latest battle in the Republican culture war

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It took a single stroke of Ron DeSantis’s pen, passing Florida’s so-called “don’t say gay” bill into law, to transform the self-proclaimed happiest place on earth into a scene of bitter conflict. Disney’s theme parks ...

‘Nadine Dorries is terrible! That’s made my job easier’: Labour’s Lucy Powell on the Tories, culture war and BBC

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Lucy Powell has already made herself at home by the time I arrive at Hallé St Peter’s, the new rehearsal rooms opened by one of Manchester’s great orchestras just before the pandemic hit. As well she might: the shadow...

Canadian gymnasts call for investigation into sport’s ‘toxic culture’

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A group of more than 70 current and former Canadian gymnasts have called for an independent investigation into what they described as a “toxic culture and abusive practices” within their sport in the country. The gymn...

Putin’s bombs and missiles rain down, but he will never destroy Ukraine’s culture

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Over the last few days, the well-known theatre actor Oksana Shvets and Artem Datsyshyn, soloist of the national opera-ballet, have been buried in Kyiv. These performers died when ballistic missiles hit Kyiv. At the sa...

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