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Russian media reporting ‘thwarted terror attack’ in Donbas

Russian-backed separatists claimed that Ukraine’s Defense Ministry could have organized the alleged attempted attack. The Russian TASS news site reported that an attempted terrorist attack had been thwarted in Luhansk, a city controlled by pro-Russian separatists in the disputed Donbas region, on Tuesday, amid continuing concerns of a possible Russian invasion into Ukraine. The report claimed thatContinue reading “Russian media reporting ‘thwarted terror attack’ in Donbas”

Far-right election deniers gather for ’emergency’ Castle Rock meeting after Tina Peters’ arrest

Conspiracy theorist Shawn Smith says officials involved in fraud ‘deserve to hang’ A who’s who of leading figures in Colorado’s far-right election denial movement gathered in Castle Rock on Thursday night for a lengthy town hall meeting that featured a host of baseless conspiracy theories and at least one threat of political violence. The “emergency”Continue reading “Far-right election deniers gather for ’emergency’ Castle Rock meeting after Tina Peters’ arrest”

New report details the influence of Christian nationalism on the insurrection

Christian nationalism was used to ‘bolster, justify and intensify the January 6 attack on the Capitol,’ said Amanda Tyler, head of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. A team of scholars, faith leaders and advocates unveiled an exhaustive new report Wednesday (Feb. 9) that documents in painstaking detail the role Christian nationalism played inContinue reading “New report details the influence of Christian nationalism on the insurrection”

Let’s talk about a development with Canada’s truckers – Beau of the Fifth Column

Canada pushes back against Republican-fueled support for COVID-19 protests

Canada’s public safety minister said Monday that U.S. officials should stay out of his country’s domestic affairs, joining other Canadian leaders in pushing back against prominent Republicans who offered support for the protests of COVID-19 mandates that have besieged downtown Ottawa for more than a week. A day after the city declared a state of emergency,Continue reading “Canada pushes back against Republican-fueled support for COVID-19 protests”

Rebel groups in eastern Myanmar join forces against the gov’t – Al Jazeera

In the year since Myanmar’s coup, many opposed to military rule have joined the ranks of ethnic armed groups fighting the government. Kayah State in the east has seen some of the heaviest fighting as the conflict escalates.

Ukrainian schools prepare kids for possible attack – DW News

Ukrainian schools are preparing children for the possibility of a Russian invasion. Armed conflict with Russian backed separatists has been going on for years. But given the latest escalations, schools want their students to be prepared.

Syria: Deadly fighting rages on between ISIL, Kurdish forces

Fighting raged for a third day on Saturday between ISIL (ISIS) and Kurdish forces in Syria after attackers stormed a prison housing members of the armed group in violence that has killed more than 70 people so far.

‘IS’ launches biggest attack in Syria in two years – DW News

The so-called Islamic State has launched the largest-scale attack in Syria since it was defeated there in 2019. Their target was a prison holding jihadists in the northeast. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces say they repelled the attackers and recaptured all or most of the inmates who’d escaped in the chaos.

Liz Cheney’s Wyoming Nemesis Is an Oath Keeper Who Was at Capitol Rally

Frank Eathorne, chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party, is a leading figure in the campaign to unseat Liz Cheney. He’s also a member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group. When the Department of Justice indicted members of the Oath Keepers last week for their role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, one Republican official mightContinue reading “Liz Cheney’s Wyoming Nemesis Is an Oath Keeper Who Was at Capitol Rally”