Category: American Hypocrisy

Two Dozen Senators Tell Biden It Is ‘Past Time’ to Finally Close Guantánamo | Common Dreams News

Demonstrators dressed in Guantánamo Bay prisoner uniforms march past Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on January 9, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

“After years of indefinite detention without charge or trial; a history of torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment; and multiple attempts at a thoroughly failed and discredited military commission process, it is past time to close Guantánamo’s detention facility and end indefinite detention.”
—24 senators

Source: Two Dozen Senators Tell Biden It Is ‘Past Time’ to Finally Close Guantánamo | Common Dreams News

6 January 2021: America’s new ‘day of infamy’

Where were you on the 6.1.2021?

Political unrest within the White House led to a domestic terrorism event some in the media have compared to the attack on Pearl Harbour, writes Dr Lee Duffield.

6 January 2021: America’s new ‘day of infamy’

Trump admitted a “new administration” is coming into office. QAnon supporters claim he’s staying in office anyways. | Media Matters for America

Trump QAnon

Supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory claimed that a video of President Donald Trump admitting his presidency is ending is actually a sign that he will stay in office. In reality, it’s more of a sign that the community is dedicated to its delusion of a Trump second term in office regardless of the facts.

Trump admitted a “new administration” is coming into office. QAnon supporters claim he’s staying in office anyways. | Media Matters for America

Project Veritas’ last-ditch effort to fearmonger about Georgia voter fraud targets the homeless | Media Matters for America

James O'Keefe 1/5/2020

Discredited right-wing video producer James O’Keefe and his organization Project Veritas have released a new video spreading voter fraud conspiracy theories by targeting some of the most vulnerable Americans and their right to vote. The two-minute video from January 4 fearmongers about homelessness advocacy groups in Georgia allowing unhoused people to use the groups’ mailing addresses for voter registration in the lead-up to Tuesday’s Senate runoff election in the state. O’Keefe’s group is known for infiltrating progressive organizations and campaigns and secretly recording people connected to them, then heavily editing the footage to suggest wrongdoing.

Project Veritas’ last-ditch effort to fearmonger about Georgia voter fraud targets the homeless | Media Matters for America

Pence, who backed Muslim visa Ban, gets Vaccine invented by Muslim Immigrants

Pence is a serial science denier. He says smoking cigarettes does not cause cancer. He has called the human-caused climate emergency “a myth.” The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine involves science and Muslim immigrants, so why is he getting it?

Pence, who backed Muslim visa Ban, gets Vaccine invented by Muslim Immigrants

American democracy is in great danger — it’s the biggest news story of our time | Salon.com

American democracy is in great danger — it's the biggest news story of our time

I believe these are essential tasks for journalists in the coming years. I call on existing newsrooms and philanthropically-supported initiatives to field an army of reporters — God knows, enough of them are unemployed right now — and send them out to communities all over the country, to help us figure out what is happening to America.

American democracy is in great danger — it’s the biggest news story of our time | Salon.com

Sinclair Airs Racist Ad During Debate ‘Burning’ AOC’s Face | Crooks and Liars

Sinclair Airs Racist Ad During Debate 'Burning' AOC's Face

We are in a battle for the SOUL of this country. Hate speech like this ad should have no hiding place. Publicize the shop that made it and make sure they never. work. again.

Sinclair Airs Racist Ad During Debate ‘Burning’ AOC’s Face | Crooks and Liars

Leaked Audio of Georgia Candidate “Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Republicans’ Views on Voting Rights”

leaked audio of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp—currently under fire for spearheading voter suppression efforts as he also runs for governor of the state—saying that the get-out-the-vote operation of his Democratic challenger “continues to concern us, especially if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote.”

In the 21-minute recording of Kemp’s remarks at a closed-door campaign event in Atlanta on Friday, obtained by Rolling Stone, he expressed concerns about Stacey Abrams’s voter turnout mobilization, which has ramped up in response to Kemp suspending more than 53,000 voting registrations—mostly of black voters—and purging 107,000 more from the rolls.

via Leaked Audio of Georgia Candidate “Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Republicans’ Views on Voting Rights”

Is the U.S. Meddling in Nicaragua?

For the past decade, the United States has been quietly assisting opposition groups in Nicaragua, helping them organize resistance to the country’s popular leftist president Daniel Ortega.

U.S. officials hope the country’s opposition groups will create a new political movement that can defeat Ortega at the polls or pressure him into stepping down from power. They fear that without their support, Ortega’s opposition will remain weak and divided, making it impossible for anyone to mount a successful political campaign against the Nicaraguan president.

via Is the U.S. Meddling in Nicaragua?