Esther Byrd, QAnon-adjacent defender of Jan. 6 insurrection, appointed to Florida Board of Education

‘When Trump supporters peacefully protest, suddenly “Law and Order” is all they can talk about!’ Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Esther Byrd to the state’s Board of Education, a move that will almost certainly serve to further politicize that appointed panel. A former Marine, Mrs. Byrd is currently the legal assistant and office manager for the Law Office of CordContinue reading “Esther Byrd, QAnon-adjacent defender of Jan. 6 insurrection, appointed to Florida Board of Education”

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”

Why American Fascism Is On The Rise – Second Thought

It should be common knowledge that the troubling undercurrent of outright fascism has been becoming more and more mainstream over recent years. With new fascist and Neo-nazi groups popping up all the time, and with their rhetoric becoming ever more grotesque and anti-human, I think it’s important we understand what’s going on.

America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)

Democrats in Congress are pushing ahead with impeachment following the violent insurrection that killed five people at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The single article of impeachment against President Trump cites his incitement of insurrection and accuses him of subverting and obstructing the certification of the 2020 election. This comes as authorities are warningContinue reading “America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)”

The push to ban books in Texas schools spreads to public libraries

Some Texas residents are asking for greater say in what titles appear on public library shelves. When the Llano County Library shuts down for three days this week, starting Tuesday, it won’t be for the holidays. Instead, a group of six librarians in this small Central Texas county will be conducting a “thorough review” ofContinue reading “The push to ban books in Texas schools spreads to public libraries”

Self-proclaimed Proud Boy Alan Swinney found guilty of assault, menacing, unlawful use of firearm

A jury Tuesday found Alan Swinney, a self-proclaimed Proud Boy, guilty of assault, menacing and unlawful use of a weapon for pulling out a loaded revolver, firing paintballs and spraying bear Mace at counterprotesters in Portland last year. Prosecutors called him a “one man police force” and “vigilante cowboy,” while Swinney and his lawyer argued he wasContinue reading “Self-proclaimed Proud Boy Alan Swinney found guilty of assault, menacing, unlawful use of firearm”

Washington: Explosion rattles Islamic Center of Olympia in apparent act of intimidation

Someone tossed an explosive device at the Islamic Center of Olympia last week, the latest in a string of assaults on houses of worship in the region. Someone tossed an explosive device at the Islamic Center of Olympia last week, an apparent act of intimidation and the latest in a string of assaults on houses of worshipContinue reading “Washington: Explosion rattles Islamic Center of Olympia in apparent act of intimidation”

Australia lists neo-Nazi group The Base and Hezbollah as terrorist organisations

Home affairs minister Karen Andrews updates terror list, making membership of either group a crime The Australian government will list the neo-Nazi group The Base as a terrorist organisation, together with the entirety of the Lebanese Shia political party and militant group Hezbollah. The home affairs minister, Karen Andrews, announced the plan to designate the twoContinue reading “Australia lists neo-Nazi group The Base and Hezbollah as terrorist organisations”

Proud Boys call for ‘stacking up’  bodies ‘like cord wood’ after Rittenhouse verdict

On Friday, NPR reported that extreme right groups are rejoicing at the acquittal of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse — and are fantasizing about instigating more violence in their private channels. “In one Telegram channel for the far-right Proud Boys, some noted they had taken the day off work to await the verdict,” reported Odette Yousef. “‘There’s stillContinue reading “Proud Boys call for ‘stacking up’  bodies ‘like cord wood’ after Rittenhouse verdict”

Fox News’ Gutfeld: Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Did the Right Thing’ in Shooting

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld spoke out in defense of Kyle Rittenhouse on Thursday, saying the 18-year-old “did the right thing” when he shot two people at a racial justice protest last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is currently on trial, charged with murder. Gutfeld said, “People say that Rittenhouse never should have gone to Kenosha. The deadContinue reading “Fox News’ Gutfeld: Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Did the Right Thing’ in Shooting”

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