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The Kremlin’s ‘Hooligans’ and the War in Ukraine

Dr. Brian LaPierre, history professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, writes about the history of hooliganism in Russia. The term, he writes, has been weaponized to “demonize its domestic and international critics,” including Russian protesters against the war.

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How Progress Works: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

MFP publisher and co-founder Kimberly Griffin encourages all Mississippians to face our turbulent history and keep telling the truth to make sure we don’t repeat the past. Today, Mississippi seems to take two steps forward, and one step back. But moving forward incrementally is still progress.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, walks under a camouflage net in a trench as he visits the war-hit Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Dec. 6, 2021.
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From Zelenskyy to Mississippi: The Fight for Democracy Begins at Home

Editor Donna Ladd writes that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is showing fearless leadership in the collaborative fight to preserve democracy, just as we have to work together and a fierce devotion to protecting one’s home from fascist control person by person and against great odds. Mississippians need to emulate this spirit to guarantee freedom for all on a local level, she writes.

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Smoking damage at a military base site
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Russia Invades Ukraine—5 Essential Reads From Experts

“This is a frightening moment. Russia has invaded Ukraine, and certainly those most frightened right now are the people of Ukraine. But violent aggression—a war mounted by a country with vast military resources against a smaller, weaker country—strikes fear in all of us.”

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