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How Fascists Are Taking Advantage Of Climate Change – Second Thought

We all understand that climate change is real, it’s here, and that the consequences of our inaction will be disastrous for our species and countless other forms of life around the world. But what happens when those in positions of power see climate change as a means to an end? A way to make trulyContinue reading “How Fascists Are Taking Advantage Of Climate Change – Second Thought”

DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes

A rising number of law enforcement agencies are opting not to share statistics about hate crimes with the FBI — just as hate crimes are skyrocketing, according to U.S. Justice Department numbers. The big picture: The decline in reporting hurts efforts to accurately document violence against Asian Americans, Black Americans, and LGBTQ+ people, advocates and DOJContinue reading “DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes”

CIA black site detainee served as training prop to teach interrogators torture techniques

Newly declassified documents reveal Ammar al-Baluchi was repeatedly slammed against a wall while naked until all trainees received ‘certification’ A detainee at a secret CIA detention site in Afghanistan was used as a living prop to teach trainee interrogators, who lined up to take turns at knocking his head against a plywood wall, leaving him with brainContinue reading “CIA black site detainee served as training prop to teach interrogators torture techniques”

Texas Republican quits U.S. House race, admits affair with former ISIS war bride

Two-term U.S. Representative Van Taylor on Wednesday withdrew from a Republican primary run-off race, ending his reelection bid after admitting he had an extra-marital affair with the widow of an American who joined the Islamic State, according to media reports. Taylor, who represents a northeast Texas district, last year voted for the creation of aContinue reading “Texas Republican quits U.S. House race, admits affair with former ISIS war bride”

Russia Ukraine conflict: Massive Russian convoy advances on Kyiv – Channel 4 News

A huge convoy of Russian armoured vehicles is advancing on Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv – as a massive Russian strike hits Ukraine’s second city Kharkiv. President Zelenskiy has called the attacks on Kharkiv “state terrorism” while Boris Johnson has accused Russia of “barbaric and indiscriminate” attacks.

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”

Let’s talk about the Superbowl and trucks – Beau of the Fifth Column

Ted Cruz Is Fundraising Off a Debunked 1/6 Conspiracy Theory

In the spring of 2016, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) exploded when Donald Trump cited a baseless conspiracy theory that claimed Cruz’s Cuban-born father was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. At a news conference in Evansville, Indiana, Cruz, then competing in the GOP presidential primary against the front-running Trump, slammed the celebrity TV mogul: “Let’sContinue reading “Ted Cruz Is Fundraising Off a Debunked 1/6 Conspiracy Theory”

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.