Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead

The raids, confirmed by two humanitarian workers, came days after a new military offensive was launched against Tigray forces. Ethiopian military air strikes hit the capital of the Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said on Monday, returning the war abruptly to Mekelle after several months of peace. Ethiopia’s government, however, dismissedContinue reading “Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead”

Hacked Records Reveal Hundreds Of Oath Keepers Across New Jersey

Over the last decade, dozens of current and former law enforcement officers, military personnel, and government officials in New Jersey joined a far-right, anti-government militia called the Oath Keepers, according to a WNYC/Gothamist analysis of what appear to be membership rolls obtained by an anonymous hacker. In response, the state’s Attorney General’s office said itContinue reading “Hacked Records Reveal Hundreds Of Oath Keepers Across New Jersey”

Ex-Myanmar president says army tried to force him to cede power

Win Myint’s testimony in court challenges army’s insistence that no coup took place, and that power was transferred lawfully. Win Myint, Myanmar’s civilian president who was removed from office by the military, has testified that the generals tried to force him to relinquish power hours before the February 1 coup, warning him he could beContinue reading “Ex-Myanmar president says army tried to force him to cede power”

Michigan GOP Rep. Wears QAnon Pin at Pro-Trump Protest

“A lot of the people that are here today follow the same channels and they understand,” Michigan GOP Rep. Daire Rendon told VICE News. A Michigan Republican lawmaker wore a pin with a flag with a “Q” on it as she addressed demonstrators at an election protest Tuesday in Lansing supported by former President DonaldContinue reading “Michigan GOP Rep. Wears QAnon Pin at Pro-Trump Protest”

Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

America’s self-styled militias have roots dating back to the KKK’s formation during Reconstruction. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” CNN’s Sara Sidner joins Avlon as they trace this history, from the Minutemen of the 1960’s to the deadly Oklahoma City bombing to today’s Oath Keepers, some of whom face charges ofContinue reading “Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN”

NC GOP lawmaker on Oath Keepers roster says it’s none of the public’s business

A North Carolina state lawmaker appears on the membership roster of the Oath Keepers, a far-right paramilitary organization that played a prominent role in the Jan. 6 assault on the US Capitol. Rep. Keith Kidwell, who serves on the Republican leadership team as a deputy whip in the NC House, is among some 38,000 peopleContinue reading “NC GOP lawmaker on Oath Keepers roster says it’s none of the public’s business”

U.S. prosecutors ask judge to sentence men accused of plotting ‘race war’ ahead of Va. gun rally as domestic terrorists

Federal prosecutors have requested that two members of The Base, a white-supremacist group, be sentenced as domestic terrorists after investigators accused them of planning to sow violence at the Virginia Capitol and assassinate the state’s speaker of the house. On Thursday night, the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland filed a 45-page memo asking Judge TheodoreContinue reading “U.S. prosecutors ask judge to sentence men accused of plotting ‘race war’ ahead of Va. gun rally as domestic terrorists”

Militia Leader Gets 53-Year Sentence In Minnesota Mosque Bombing

The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say masterminded the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque was sentenced Monday to 53 years in prison for an attack that terrified the mosque’s community. Emily Claire Hari, who was charged, tried and convicted under the name Michael Hari and recently said she is transgender, faced aContinue reading “Militia Leader Gets 53-Year Sentence In Minnesota Mosque Bombing”

How ‘confrontational Christian nationalists’ are pushing anti-vaxxer extremism: report

Not all Christians are extremist anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers or coronavirus deniers who encourage churchgoers to put themselves at risk of being killed by COVID-19. But the lunatic fringe of Christianity — the far-right Christian nationalist movement — has been a leading promoter of coronavirus denial. And reporter Jack Jenkins, in an article published by the Washington Post onContinue reading “How ‘confrontational Christian nationalists’ are pushing anti-vaxxer extremism: report”

Police to bring back limited fencing ahead of upcoming MAGA rally for Capitol rioters

Police are planning to reinstall fencing to protect the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court ahead of a “Justice for J6” rally supporting those arrested for taking part in the January 6th insurrection. “A security plan that is being finalized calls for fencing to be put up outside the inner perimeter of the Capitol building andContinue reading “Police to bring back limited fencing ahead of upcoming MAGA rally for Capitol rioters”

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