From the Archives: Electoral Politics

With the American presidential primaries in full swing, Die Barliner takes a look back on some of our favorite pieces from the years concerning electoral politics. From the national elections in EU and Brazil to ballot initiatives in Tennessee and Florida, we invite you to revisit how Die Barliner authors have grappled with the frustrations and possibilities of electoral politics around the world.

The Disturbing History of Bradley Epley, an ICE Agent Involved in the Shooting of Jose Fernando Andrade-Sanchez, an Undocumented Man in Tennessee

As activists around the United States mobilize against the unacceptable conditions inside of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities, the agency continues its operations on the ground in American cities. On September 5th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers shot Jose Fernando Andrade-Sanchez in his car as he attempted to leave the Food Lion parking lot in Antioch, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.

Institutional Racism in an “It City”: How Nashvillians Fought for Community Oversight of the Police Department (and Won)

I was handed a copy of the Driving While Black Report’s Executive Summary at an East Nashville church one night in November 2016. I was born and raised in the capital of Tennessee and had recently moved home. Dozens of other  people were scattered through the chapel flipping through the report, which illustrates systematic racism