Category: Real News

2020 Democrats Link Trump’s Racism To El Paso Shooting: ‘He Is Responsible’ | HuffPost Australia

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Democratic presidential candidates spoke out Sunday against President Donald Trump’s racist and xenophobic rhetoric, linking it to the El Paso shooting as police are investigating whether the suspected gunman, a 21-year-old white man, was motivated by a hatred of Hispanic people.

For former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), Saturday’s violence that killed at least 20 people and injured dozens more struck the city he calls home.

“We’ve got to acknowledge the hatred, the open racism that we’re seeing,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “There is an environment of it in the United States. We see it on Fox News, we see it on the internet, but we also see it from our commander in chief. He is encouraging this. He doesn’t just tolerate it, he encourages it.”

via 2020 Democrats Link Trump’s Racism To El Paso Shooting: ‘He Is Responsible’ | HuffPost Australia

Is Bernie Sanders Right that 3 Billionaires Have more Wealth than Half of America?

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The wealthiest 3 billionaires in the U.S. –Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett — now have as much wealth as the bottom half of the U.S. population combined.

Since 1982, these three families have seen their wealth increase nearly 6,000 percent, factoring in inflation. Meanwhile, the median household wealth went down 3 percent over the same period.

The dynastic wealth of the Walton family grew from $690 million in 1982 (or $1.81 billion in 2018 dollars) to $169.7 billion in 2018, a mind-numbing increase of 9,257 percent.

via Is Bernie Sanders Right that 3 Billionaires Have more Wealth than Half of America?

Report from India: Tracing Gautam Adani’s ruthless ambition: The parallel rise of the coal baron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | The Monthly

via Report from India: Tracing Gautam Adani’s ruthless ambition: The parallel rise of the coal baron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | The Monthly

Not Just Syria: 5 Huge News Stories to Keep an Eye on amid the Madness

(ANTIMEDIA) The world’s eyes and ears have once again turned toward Syria following last week’s chemical weapons attack and U.S. President Donald Trump’s subsequent air strikes on the Assad government. Mainstream media, independent media, and social media platforms are fixing fierce attention on the ongoing developments. These events undoubtedly deserve widespread, ongoing scrutiny. From the United States government’s lack of evidence that the Syrian government was behind the chemical attack to the media’s complicity in driving a pro-war narrative and president Trump’s hypocrisy in bombing Syria — after criticizing former president Barack Obama for doing the same thing — further

Source: Not Just Syria: 5 Huge News Stories to Keep an Eye on amid the Madness

Government mismanagement and Australia’s ticking time bomb of debt

If the government keeps discussing non-existent “black holes” instead of addressing fiscal policy, it is just a question of when, not if, the bubble will burst.

Source: Government mismanagement and Australia’s ticking time bomb of debt

Trump claims ‘enthusiastic supporters’ are lining the road. They were actually Dakota Pipeline protesters.

Once again, President Trump has accused the media of lying without providing evidence to support his claim. His latest accusation, via Twitter of course: Just leaving Florida. Big crowds of enthusiastic supporters lining the road that the FAKE NEWS media refuses to mention. Very dishonest! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017 Trump’s own […]

Source: Trump claims ‘enthusiastic supporters’ are lining the road. They were actually Dakota Pipeline protesters.