Autocracy is Winning – The Atlantic

THE BAD GUYS ARE WINNING If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse. By Anne Applebaum The future of democracy may well be decided in a drab office building on the outskirtsContinue reading “Autocracy is Winning – The Atlantic”

Australia: WA Premier Mark McGowan says US white supremacists are targeting remote communities

Premier Mark McGowan says United States-based white supremacist groups are spreading misinformation online to cause fear about COVID-19 vaccinations in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. Mr McGowan made the comments during a press conference in Kalgoorlie on Thursday and again warned that travel to regional communities could be restricted after WA’s border reopens if they doContinue reading “Australia: WA Premier Mark McGowan says US white supremacists are targeting remote communities”

London: Anti-Semitic gang swear and spit at Jewish bus passengers on Hanukkah – The Sun

POLICE have launched a probe after Jewish passengers were subjected to a barrage of vile abuse by yobs shouting anti-Semitic slurs on Hanukkah. Footage shows the gang ranting at the Jewish commuters as they come to a stop on Oxford Street, on Monday evening. The gang’s exact words can’t be heard in the footage, butContinue reading “London: Anti-Semitic gang swear and spit at Jewish bus passengers on Hanukkah – The Sun”

UK: Co-Founder of Banned Neo-Nazi Group Convicted of Terror Offences

Ben Raymond, founder of UK neo-Nazi group National Action, was also convicted of holding information useful to a terrorist. The co-founder and chief propagandist of banned UK neo-Nazi group National Action was found guilty of being a member of a banned terrorist organisation on Thursday. Ben Raymond, a 32-year-old from Swindon in southwest England, helpedContinue reading “UK: Co-Founder of Banned Neo-Nazi Group Convicted of Terror Offences”

Post-War Rebuilding and the Cold War: Crash Course European History #41

Sometimes, friendship isn’t forever. At the conclusion of World War II, the old structures of power were a shambles. The traditional European powers were greatly weakened by years of total war and widespread destruction. The USSR was looking to expand its sphere of influence in Eastern Europe, and at the same time, the United StatesContinue reading “Post-War Rebuilding and the Cold War: Crash Course European History #41”

Donald Trump Jr. praises European ‘riots’ over COVID-19 restrictions and claims Americans sit back ‘like sheep’

Donald Trump Jr. praised a recent wave of protests in Europe over new COVID-19 restrictions. He told Fox News that Americans were “like sheep” for not “pushing back.” Trump Jr. also falsely claimed that the US media was suppressing reports about the European protests. Donald Trump Jr. praised countries in Europe for protesting against COVID-19Continue reading “Donald Trump Jr. praises European ‘riots’ over COVID-19 restrictions and claims Americans sit back ‘like sheep’”

Kansas City Police Officer Found Guilty In 2019 Fatal Shooting Of Black Man – Kansas City Star

A Kansas City police detective was found guilty of manslaughter in the 2019 killing of a Black man who was fatally shot in his own backyard. Jackson County Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs announced his decision Friday afternoon. Eric DeValkenaere, 43, was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the Dec.Continue reading “Kansas City Police Officer Found Guilty In 2019 Fatal Shooting Of Black Man – Kansas City Star”

Chicago: Disorganized Cops Handcuffed Innocent Black Teens at Gunpoint Multiple Times In Bizarre 2019 Incident, New Body Camera Video Shows

It was Christmas Eve, 2019, when Jaylin Stiger and his brother would experience the most traumatic moments of their lives. “It was right before Christmas,” remembered Jaylin, who was 16 at the time and a junior at Sullivan High School. “So, you know, everybody was happy.” As he stepped out of his family’s Rogers ParkContinue reading “Chicago: Disorganized Cops Handcuffed Innocent Black Teens at Gunpoint Multiple Times In Bizarre 2019 Incident, New Body Camera Video Shows”

Let’s talk about Fred Gray, Alabama, and a new south – Beau of the Fifth Column

American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand

When Josephine Bartley, a member of the city council in Auckland, New Zealand, heard that a local Covid-19 vaccination clinic had been vandalized early this month, she drove over to survey the damage. After she spoke to the owners and helped them connect with law enforcement officials, she noticed three men loitering near her parking spot. “Some guysContinue reading “American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand”

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