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A right-wing terrorist tried to blow up a government building: report – Salon.com

Both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a report in May that warned about the likelihood of far right groups carrying out future attacks, according to a report by Foreign Policy. The same report detailing this also pointed out that white supremacist groups had carried out more attacks over the past 16 years than any other domestic extremist group and “likely will continue to pose a threat of lethal violence over the next year.”

Source: A right-wing terrorist tried to blow up a government building: report – Salon.com

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Criminalizing support for Palestinian human rights | +972 Magazine

Progressive American senators are having a hard time explaining their support for a law that would criminalize support for the Palestinian boycott movement, BDS. By James J. Zogby It is fascinating to watch some U.S. senators tripping over themselves as they attempt to defend their support for or opposition to proposed legislation that would make it a federal crime to support the international campaign to Boycott, Divest, or Sanction (BDS) Israel for its continued occupation of Palestinian lands. What ties these officials up in knots are their efforts to square the circle of their “love of Israel,” their opposition to…

Source: Criminalizing support for Palestinian human rights | +972 Magazine

Scientists Leak Study on Global Heating Impact b4 Trump can Suppress it | Informed Comment

 

The report is concrete, careful and scarier than any horror movie you’ve ever seen. It gives upper and lower estimates, depending on whether humankind gets its act together. Given the oil-drenched buffoons now in charge, you’d want to bet on the higher and more dangerous numbers in each case.

Source: Scientists Leak Study on Global Heating Impact b4 Trump can Suppress it | Informed Comment

Mississippi man freed after 11yrs in jail without a trial — RT America

Steven Jessie Harris allegedly embarked on a violent spree over a decade ago. Since then, he has been in jail, waiting for a trial date, which never came. He was finally released after doctors found him mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Source: Mississippi man freed after 11yrs in jail without a trial — RT America

US Inequality Crisis Worst in Industrialized World. Trump Will Make It Worse. | Common Dreams

If the policies favored by the Trump administration—including massive tax cuts for the rich and reductions in spending on Medicaid and education—go into effect, the U.S. will only fall further in the global rankings

Source: US Inequality Crisis Worst in Industrialized World. Trump Will Make It Worse. | Common Dreams

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Donald Trump’s tweets a ‘window into his soul’: Chris Uhlmann questioned over viral critique on US TV – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ABC’s political editor explains his searing critique of US president Donald Trump’s performance at the G20.

Source: Donald Trump’s tweets a ‘window into his soul’: Chris Uhlmann questioned over viral critique on US TV – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Ready or not, Trump may be about to face his first full-blown international crisis

n the many occasions over the last five months where President Donald Trump demonstrated his deep ignorance, his alarming impulsiveness, his bottomless need for praise, or his tendency to lash out when criticized, one common response has been to ask, “What happens when he faces a genuine crisis with the need to make difficult decisions and lives at stake?”

Source: Ready or not, Trump may be about to face his first full-blown international crisis

US seeks to ‘milk’ terrorism sponsor Saudi Arabia – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to RT — RT News

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As the US influence in the Middle East wanes, it increasingly associates itself with dictatorships like Saudi Arabia, whose “dark face” and “role in supporting terrorism is known to everyone in the region,” a high ranking Iranian Revolutionary Guard official told RT.

Source: US seeks to ‘milk’ terrorism sponsor Saudi Arabia – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to RT — RT News

US rebukes Saudi Arabia over Qatar embargo in reversal after Trump comments | World news | The Guardian| But it’s business as usual nevertheless

Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state. The department has raised doubts about Saudi Arabia and its allies’ actions over Qatar.

State department says it is ‘mystified’ by lack of clarity from Gulf states in latest sign of gap between Trump’s comments and foreign policy

Source: US rebukes Saudi Arabia over Qatar embargo in reversal after Trump comments | World news | The Guardian

US Coalition Admits Using Chemical Weapons Against Civilians in Iraq — Media Silent

Earlier this month, multiple reports surfaced of US-led coalition forces in Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria, using the incendiary chemical weapon, white phosphorus, on civilians. For over a week, the US government and the coalition at large have remained silent on the issue — until now.In an error that will likely get him much backlash, in an interview with NPR, New Zealand Brig. Gen. Hugh McAslan, and member of the US-coalition has admitted — for the first time — to using white phosphorus during operations in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Source: US Coalition Admits Using Chemical Weapons Against Civilians in Iraq — Media Silent

Man Prevents a Murder by Disarming Attacker, Police Show Up and Kill Him

A man has been fatally shot by the police in another display of brutality. Jimmie Sanders, of Milwaukee was fatally wounded by the police last Sunday at Jack’s Apple Pub after someone called 911. Sanders has been involved in a fight with Henry Nellum, who pulled a gun on Sanders, but was disarmed after her […]

Source: Man Prevents a Murder by Disarming Attacker, Police Show Up and Kill Him

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What’s powering your devices? US consumers want to know when their power is coming from renewable sources — ScienceDaily

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Americans, regardless of whether they’re Democrats or Republicans, want to power their homes with renewable energy, according to a new study.

Source: What’s powering your devices? US consumers want to know when their power is coming from renewable sources — ScienceDaily

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U.S. Repeating Same War Crime In Syria That Starved 500K Children To Death In Iraq

No matter the position one might take on the issue of sanctions, the fact remains that they caused a decade of tremendous suffering and widespread deaths of Iraqi civilians, many of them children.

Source: U.S. Repeating Same War Crime In Syria That Starved 500K Children To Death In Iraq

US incidents of anti-Muslim bias increased dramatically in 2016, monitoring group says | The Independent

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When the Masjid Al-Kareem mosque in Providence, Rhode Island, received a threatening letter in November calling Muslims a “vile and filthy people,” its members were frightened enough they asked for and got extra police protection. The 42-year-old mosque was far from alone. The letter it received was one of 2,213 anti-Muslim bias incidents in the US last year, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Source: US incidents of anti-Muslim bias increased dramatically in 2016, monitoring group says | The Independent

Armed neo-Nazis prepare for potential clash in small Kentucky town | US news | The Guardian

Hate groups have come to tiny Pikeville in a bid for support, but locals fear a violent standoff between the neo-Nazis and anti-fascist protesters

Source: Armed neo-Nazis prepare for potential clash in small Kentucky town | US news | The Guardian

Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate – Truthdig

As Official Washington fumes over Russiagate, Israel’s more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored.

Source: Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate – Truthdig

Secret Documents Reveal a Constellation of American Military Bases Across Africa – Truthdig

While the U.S. maintains a vast empire of military installations around the world with huge, hard-to-miss complexes in Europe and Asia, bases in Africa have been far better hidden.

Source: Secret Documents Reveal a Constellation of American Military Bases Across Africa – Truthdig

‘Terrible affront to 1st Amendment’: Journalist Barrett Brown re-arrested amid media tour — RT America

Barrett Brown, the journalist and “hacktivist” who is on parole after serving a four-year prison term over reporting on corporate espionage against Americans, has been arrested again. He had been speaking to the media and was set to appear on PBS.

Source: ‘Terrible affront to 1st Amendment’: Journalist Barrett Brown re-arrested amid media tour — RT America

US refugee deal: Architect of deal says arrangement loosely based on Australia ‘doing more’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The architect of the US-Australia refugee deal says the arrangement was loosely contingent on Australia considering resettling people from Central America, Africa and reuniting separated refugee families.

Source: US refugee deal: Architect of deal says arrangement loosely based on Australia ‘doing more’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Breitbartification Of CPAC

“My biggest fear is that later this week I will be among the legions at CPAC rearranging the furniture,” wrote Andrew Breitbart just days before the first Conservative Political Action Conference of President Barack Obama’s administration. “Instead, the conservative movement needs to think in revolutionary terms.”Eight years later

Source: The Breitbartification Of CPAC

US Travel Ban: Muslim-Americans Follow Lead Of Republicans By Pretending To Be Christian

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With many Muslims now banned from entering the United States, some have been left with no choice but to pretend to be Christian – a desperate measure first perfected by Republican politicians.

Following the lead of Republicans, thousands of Americans born in majority Muslim countries are claiming to live by a certain set of morals and beliefs, without actually putting those beliefs into practice.

“If you’re desperate to get in, and saying you believe in Jesus is what it takes to get in, then you do it,” one Republican Senator, said, adding that he wouldn’t hesitate to do it again at the next election.

“When your livelihood is on the line, you’ll say and do whatever it takes,” said Ahmed Al-Bayati – an Iraqi man living in the United States – and Robert Johnson, a Republican Senator.

“I follow the teachings of Jesus, just like Mr Trump does,” Mr Al-Bayati said.

“So do I,” Senator Johnson added.

Jesus Distances Himself From United States

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PEARLY GATES – For generations religious kooks from all across America have claimed that the country was founded on Christian principles and is indeed a “Christian nation,” whatever the hell that means. However, their credibility took a big hit this morning when Jesus Christ, the Son of God, held a brief news conference in which he distanced himself from the United States in general and the Trump Administration in particular.

“I just want everyone on earth to know that I do not in any way support the actions of this pubescent orangutan,” said Jesus, referring to President Trump. “It’s a damn shame that an entire planet has to suffer because one man is insecure about the size of his penis.”

“Furthermore, I’ve had it up to here with a bunch of cretins running around making idiotic laws in my name. Most of these folks wouldn’t recognize me if I came up and bit them on the ass. What is it with these people? Can’t they read?  I guess the whole New Testament was a fucking waste of time.

“It’s days like today that I appreciate the work of my less popular cousin, Lucifer. There are gonna be a lot of evangelicals who are in for a nice warm surprise.”

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“In closing, I’d like to say unequivocally that the United States is a far cry from a Christian nation. Any country that rejects refugees fleeing famine, war, and persecution should be ashamed of itself. I was once a refugee and I know what’s it’s like. I’m seriously considering a series of sanctions, including earthquakes, volcanoes, tidal waves, and a plague of orange cane toads for every state that voted for that asshole. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got soccer practice.”

After the press conference the White House immediately issued a statement saying that Jesus was spreading “fake news” and if he keeps it up he’ll suffer the consequences.

The Reverend Franklin Graham went on CNN and told viewers that Jesus had no idea what he was talking about and urged Jesus to get to know Trump personally. “If the Lord would just take time off from his other pursuits and meet with Trump I’m sure he’d change his mind,” said Graham, as the blood of a recently devoured infant ran down his chin.

Republican leaders were unavailable for comment, but an aide to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said that he was trying to decide which way to go on the matter.

“Speaker Ryan is in the process of determining whether it would be better to support God or President Trump. After all, he has his political future to protect,” said the aide on condition of anonymity.

 

Refugees and green card holders refused entry to the US as Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim order comes into force

President Donald Trump’s executive order closing the nation’s borders to refugees was put into immediate effect on Friday night.

Source: Refugees and green card holders refused entry to the US as Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim order comes into force

Illegal Votes? Reports Mysterious Foreigner Voted 3 Million Times In US Election

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Donald Trump’s repeated claim that millions of illegal votes were cast in the recent presidential election appear to be true, with reports that one man – an unregistered voter from Moscow – may have voted 3 million times.

The man – pictured above – is believed to have cast the votes, despite not being a US citizen.

“I’ve heard of people voting in multiple polling stations in the one city. But this guy appears to have voted in North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, all in the one morning,” an electoral expert said.

Mr Trump said it was ‘not what I meant’ when referring to illegal voting.