Month: November 2021

A large faction of the U.S. population (overwhelmingly conservative Republicans) have convinced themselves that they need to be prepped for either an over-reaching government or an anti-fascist takeover. According to Pew Research, while 41% of Republicans and 44% of right-leaning independents own guns, a paltry 16% of Democrats own one. After decades of assassinations and
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https://sputniknews.com/20211125/greene-sponsors-bill-to-award-hero-kyle-rittenhouse-a-congressional-gold-medal-1091012612.html Greene Sponsors Bill to Award ‘Hero’ Kyle Rittenhouse a Congressional Gold Medal Greene Sponsors Bill to Award ‘Hero’ Kyle Rittenhouse a Congressional Gold Medal Kyle Rittenhouse was earlier cleared of charges of homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony… 25.11.2021, Sputnik International 2021-11-25T10:31+0000 2021-11-25T10:31+0000 2021-11-25T10:31+0000 us
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The strangest thing about Donald Trump and the GOP’s increasingly open embrace of political violence is how unnecessary it is, even by the right’s own grotesque standards. Ever since Trump’s failed coup that culminated in the January 6 insurrection, Republicans have been carefully laying the groundwork for a bloodless destruction of democracy. They’ve commandeered election offices
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Twin bomb explosions in Kampala last Tuesday left scores dead and others injured BY PEPPER INTELLIGENCE UNIT A senior intelligence security officer has told Pepper Digital that it will take efforts—long, tough and complicated—to completely eliminate acts of terror on Ugandan soil. Col. Frank Kaka Bagyenda, the immediate former ISO boss and also NRA/NRM war
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The House select committee issued another round of subpoenas to right-wing militant groups and their leaders, and an NBC News reporter who covers extremism explained what that means for the Jan. 6 investigation. The bipartisan panel demanded information from groups involved in violence before and during the U.S. Capitol riot, including the Oath Keepers and
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Voting rights advocates within and beyond Georgia ramped up calls for congressional action after the Peach State’s Republican lawmakers became the latest to approve a gerrymandered political map intended to give the GOP a political advantage for the next decade. Following similar moves by GOP-controlled state legislatures in Ohio and Texas, the Georgia General Assembly sent the new
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Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! I went to my first University of Hawaii football game, Saturday’s wild, high-scoring squeaky win against Colorado State (“University of Hawaii football team closes home slate with high-scoring win over Colorado State,” Star-Advertiser, Top News, Nov. 20). As spectacular as the game was UH honoring not
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Political violence is on people’s minds. The right to petition the government for redress of grievances enshrined in the First Amendment seems to be running against the grain of the right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment. After Rittenhouse’s acquittal, anti-racists may feel it’s too dangerous to petition. (The fascists are taking it
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Voting rights advocates within and beyond Georgia ramped up calls for congressional action after the Peach State’s Republican lawmakers became the latest to approve a gerrymandered political map intended to give the GOP a political advantage for the next decade. Following similar moves by GOP-controlled state legislatures in Ohio and Texas, the Georgia General Assembly
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Political violence is on people’s minds now that Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted. According to USA Today, far-right groups celebrated last week’s unsurprising verdict. “Kyle Rittenhouse is the hero we’ve been waiting for” was posted on the Gab profile for VDare, a self-consciously fascist organization headquartered in the foothills of Washington, Conn. The takeaway appears
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By Marcus Davis (A comparison of the rights afforded to the recently acquitted 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse in the deadly Kenosha, Wis. shootings, and himself and other African American men) I’m not here to comment on Rittenhouse’s guilt or innocence. I’m not here to criticize the poor performance of the prosecution. I’m not here to critique
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During the civil rights movement, protesters had to fear fire hoses, dogs and tear gas. Now, with the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, not only will protesters continue to fear excessive police force, but because a Wisconsin jury found Rittenhouse not guilty in the killing of two protesters and the wounding of another, random gun-toting vigilantes
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Who will be the next Kyle Rittenhouse? It’s a question worth asking as the case against three men in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery prepares to go to a jury in Georgia. Like the Rittenhouse case, it too has garnered national attention and has already drawn demonstrations. As has become routine in these events, we
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The outcome of Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial seemed pre-ordained from the beginning when Judge Bruce Schroeder said lawyers couldn’t refer to the two men Rittenhouse killed and a third he permanently disabled as “victims” because that was up to the jury to decide, but they might call them “rioters” or “looters” even though no jury had
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The National Rifle Association has notched a big milestone: its 150th anniversary. “For 150 years, millions of Americans from all walks of life, races, colors, and creeds have been proud members of the National Rifle Association of America. From Presidents of the United States, military heroes, those with household names to rank and file Americans
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Everyone’s least favorite adrift office seeker is back in the national spotlight. On November 15, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke announced his candidacy for Texas governor. Should the work-shy politico secure the Democratic nomination, it would likely set up a 2022 showdown with two-term Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R). In 2018, the perennial candidate failed in
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