The MLS Iron Front Flag Flap

Iron Front flag on displayin Providence Park. Photo by Kris Lattimore.

Above: Iron Front flag on display in Providence Park. Photo by Kris Lattimore. By Scott Mainwaring, Vexilloid Tabloid #79 For much of the 2019 Major League Soccer season, league officials were engaged in a stand-off with some of MLS’s most passionate fan groups over the league’s decision to ban display of what it deemed “political”… Continue reading The MLS Iron Front Flag Flap

Gadsden Flag: Symbol of Resistance in Russia

Masha Gessen reported in The New Yorker today that a Russian judge had ordered the destruction of a Gadsden Flag seized from prominent Putin critic and video blogger ("vlogger") Yegor Zhukov: In many of his vlog entries, Zhukov is seated against the backdrop of the Gadsden flag—“Don’t Tread on Me”—which appears to hang in his… Continue reading Gadsden Flag: Symbol of Resistance in Russia

The Amazing Range of Flag Research

Raven is a scholarly journal published yearly by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA). The 26th volume will be out this month. From time to time, Raven includes a bibliography of flag-related items that have appeared in other, non-flag-specific journals. These span a wide range of disciplines, from political science to art history. For Raven… Continue reading The Amazing Range of Flag Research