US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist

Turning Point USA’s list gains fresh attention after it expands and some notice it disproportionately names academics of color Kellie Carter Jackson, an associate professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, had never received hate mail before. Then, in June 2020, she wrote an article about the George Floyd protests, addressing the role of riotsContinue reading “US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist”

Trump’s Groups Paid MILLIONS To Organizers Of January 6th Rally – Ring of Fire

A new report has revealed that fundraising groups run by the Trump campaign ended up paying millions of dollars to the same people and groups who set up the “Stop the Steal” rally on January 6th. This happened mostly due to the fact that there was so much overlap between Trump’s fundraising arms and theContinue reading “Trump’s Groups Paid MILLIONS To Organizers Of January 6th Rally – Ring of Fire”

Trump’s Plot to Steal Arizona Was Even Wilder Than We Thought

A massive data dump of emails, texts, and documents show Trump’s allies were heavily involved in the bogus Arizona audit. For months now, we all thought we knew that the bogus Arizona audit was a clown show. But a new data dump of more than 22,000 emails, texts, and documents show just how wild it really was.Continue reading “Trump’s Plot to Steal Arizona Was Even Wilder Than We Thought”

EU suspends funding talks with Polish region due to anti-LGBT resolution

The European Commission has suspended talks with a Polish region on the disbursement of European Union funds until the local authorities address Brussels’ concerns over an anti-LGBT declaration that they adopted. In 2019, Małopolska Province – located in southern Poland and with Kraków as its capital – became one of many Polish local authorities toContinue reading “EU suspends funding talks with Polish region due to anti-LGBT resolution”

Four Broward County educators die from COVID-19 within 24 hours, as Florida’s battle over masks in schools continues

Four educators in Broward County, Florida, died from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, as school officials continue to push back against Governor Ron DeSantis’ ban on mask mandates in schools. At least three of the teachers who died were unvaccinated, CBS Miami reports.  “Within a 24-hour span, we had an assistant teacher pass away, aContinue reading “Four Broward County educators die from COVID-19 within 24 hours, as Florida’s battle over masks in schools continues”

Zuckerberg’s cash fuels GOP suspicion and new election rules

When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $400 million to help fund election offices as they scrambled to deal with the coronavirus pandemic late last summer, he said he hoped he would never have to do it again. Republican legislatures are granting him that wish. At least eight GOP-controlled states have passed bans on donations to election officesContinue reading “Zuckerberg’s cash fuels GOP suspicion and new election rules”

Let’s talk about blame, leaks, and why we won’t be ready – Beau of the Fifth Column

Texas abortion ban targets anyone who helps patients get the procedure

At 26 years old, Poppy Northcutt made history as NASA’s first female engineer in Mission Control. She was instrumental in calculating the maneuvers that would bring the astronauts home from the first moonwalk in 1969. But today, at age 77, Northcutt has a different mission: helping patients in Texas navigate the state’s maze of abortionContinue reading “Texas abortion ban targets anyone who helps patients get the procedure”

Florida Gov. DeSantis Strips LGBTQ+ Funds From State Budget

After kicking off Pride Month by signing transphobic legislation, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday vetoed all LGBTQ+ programs and projects from his state’s budget. That included $150,000 for the LGBT+ Center Orlando. The money was earmarked for the Orlando United Assistance Center, which provides mental health services for survivors of the 2016 mass shooting at theContinue reading “Florida Gov. DeSantis Strips LGBTQ+ Funds From State Budget”

Labour demands ‘urgent investigation’ into the Conservatives after Boris Johnson’s party declares donations from companies that don’t exist

EXCLUSIVE: Labour says Electoral Commission must open “urgent investigation” into potentially illegal donations. Insider reported that the Conservative Party received donations from nonexistent companies. The commission has the power to impose fines of £20,000 per offense. Advocates say that UK political-finance law needs strengthening. The Labour Party is calling on the UK’s Electoral Commission to launch anContinue reading “Labour demands ‘urgent investigation’ into the Conservatives after Boris Johnson’s party declares donations from companies that don’t exist”

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