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Intelligence agency classified left-winged demonstrators as terrorists

The report, Antifa/Anti-antifa: Violence in the Streets, was produced by the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC) in May 2017. It was obtained with a Foia request from the not-for-profit transparency group Property of the People. Antifa is the name given to groups of leftwing protests who confront white nationalists, often violently.

The report frames political street violence in America as an evenly-poised battle between “antifa’s”, described as “an alliance between anarchists and communists to confront and defeat fascists and white supremacists by whatever means necessary”, and “anti-antifa, a loose collection of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, white nationalists, Ku Klux Klanners, white identity groups and a group called the alt-right”.

The report makes further assertions about the relationship between the groups that experts say are unsupported by facts. At one point, the report says: “The anti
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On the failed political discourse in the 21st century

Consider the immigration debate, which not at all debate but rather an article of secular dogma. Either you believe that “dey tuk er jerbz!” or you are in favor of “ayyymnasty!” Long gone is the middle ground of enforcing our laws and restoring legal pathways to citizenship; the argument is Manichean and total.
The question is what this legal path towards citizenship includes, the devil usually lies in the details. Otherwise, I agree with the author. The discourse lacks the decency, the arguments, and the common volume of noise. Especially the right screams more than it argues in its favour.
In both instances, opponents have no truck for actually weighing claims. In fact, those who are opposed to fanaticism in either instance are immediately slandered as either destroying the planet or destroying America. Careers can and have been ruined over denying climate change. Reject the hysteria over immigration, and watch in incredulity as the professional dema
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Unknown individual leaves message at Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D - MI) door

"This is the hateful rhetoric & bullying on my door today. Stop the fear mongering & blantant lies. Come here w/ the value that all beings deserve human rights, including Palestinians. (Omar) & I fight for equality & justice for all. There's nothing antisemitic about that!" Tlaib wrote in the tweet.

The note comes several weeks after Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, stirred controversy after she suggested money was behind politicians' support for Israel -- she later apologized -- and insinuated that pro-Israel groups were pushing "allegiance to a foreign country."
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On Lamar Alexander (R - TN) and Charlie Kirk, head of Turning Point USA

This, of course, is not true. Turning Point USA’s “top priority” is, well, Turning Point USA. To the extent this organization and its leaders have priorities, they are always in service to self.

Lest we forget, we wouldn’t be discussing this executive order if not for Hayden Williams, the man involved in the scuffle. Williams is not a Berkeley student, but a Leadership Institute staffer airdropped in to help TPUSA with the hard work of converting students to conservatism at Berkeley. Just like Jews for Jesus recruited at my Catholic University, it’s a struggle, but somebody has to do it.

And I agree that colleges should punish hecklers who veto free speech, and stop coddling students to protect them from disagreeable points of view. But I don’t want to see Congress or the President or the department of anything creating speech codes to define what you can say on campus. The U.S. Constitution guarantees free speech. Federal
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Rep. Devin Nunes (R - CA) sues Twitter and three users for «silencing conservative voices»

(Guess that our GOP snowflakes can't stand the criticism they raise with all their mockery, their outspeaking and such. Please hand this man down some essays on what free speech is all about, because it seems to me like he didn't understand it. Anyway, let's read on.)
Fox News on Monday uploaded a copy of the complaint to its website. It was unclear whether the suit had actually been filed, since the copy did not bear a case number. Nunes’ lawyer could not be reached for comment Monday night.

Guess he was only screaming for attention. But as we all know, one must not count one's chickens before they are hatched.

“They spread this fake news and the slanderous news,” Nunes told host Sean Hannity in an interview on Fox News, accusing Twitter of “proliferating out things that they agree with, with the algorithms” he said the company has developed.

Guess what - your party's disciples and voters do the ver... show more


On the Christchurch shooting and its causes

The shooter says he carried out the attack for “my people,” because he believes that Muslim migration to European countries constitutes an “invasion” for which he wished to exact revenge. But he also included a number of ironic tropes intended to signal to his in-group and obscure what he was thinking to the out-group, only widening the cultural gulf between the two.

_The gleeful cruelty of the alt-right’s shposting in 2016, for instance, fooled mainstream journalists who couldn’t imagine people being glib about death threats or ethnostate advocacy. Their defensive and outraged reactions to something ostensibly ironic fueled the thing they were trying to stamp out. Shposting is ironic, vacuous. But it can also conceal something darker, as the apparent shooter’s 8chan post reveals: “Well lads, it’s time to stop sh**posting and time to make a real life effort post.”_

To say that it was meant ironic in any way, what those people are... show more


On the basis of internet culture that fuels hate crimes

The shooter’s manifesto and the livestream both contain a handful of references to internet-related things. Before he begins his drive to the mosque, the shooter says, “Subscribe to PewDiePie” — a phrase that recently became a meme via the YouTuber’s fans’ fervent efforts to preserve PewDiePie’s status as the channel with the most subscriptions on that platform. In the livestream recording, the shooter plays a piece of music known among channers as “Remove Kebab” (taken from an old Serbian propaganda video) while on his way to the mosque, and later plays a remix of “Grün ist Ünser Fallschirm,” a German paratrooper song preferred by channers. The one uniquely garish twist to the shooter’s livestream was his decision to write messages directly on his weapon, which is visible in the video at all times, similar to in a video game. It’s a tactic that feels cribbed from the popularity of streaming and “Let’s Plays.... show more


On the Never-Trumpers

1. Washington Examiner:

What I can't brook is how these critics shout from the rooftops that Never Trumpers are irrelevant and yet in the next breath blame us for using our supposedly great influence in dastardly ways to harm their hero. No one can square that circle.

What Never Drumpf means to me is simply that I won’t vote for Drumpf. I don’t accept that he’s a good president or a successful one, and I certainly don’t agree that he’s the “only one” who can fix the system or defeat the Left. I can always work to try to encourage other conservative candidates to run, or to write in a vote, and that’s what I will do.

I will not vote for Drumpf, because I can never vote for a virulent bigot. After much reflection, I personally believe Drumpf to be just that. This is a personal belief that I will not defend here and now, but i
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Trumpists created their own app to track safespace restaurants

Drumpf supporters who want to grab dinner but are terrified of getting punched by an antifascist “antifa” activist can pull up the app, “63red Safe,” and find a list of Drumpf-friendly businesses—or at least ones that don’t discriminate against conservatives.


“Does this business serve persons of every political belief?” the app’s questions read. “Will this business protect its customers if they are attacked for political reasons?”

«Before we take your order, Sir, we would like to know who you voted for in the last election. How are you leaning politically? Could we please hear in which Social networks you are active?»
Seriously - when you go eating in a restaurant, take off your hat before you enter. It's not a matter of assuring to not be told to leave but as a matter of common fashion. At least in Germany, we tend to take off our hats before entering a room or... show more


Former TV star-turned-racist bitch expressed her two cents again

The comedian sat down with conservative commentator Candace Owens in an interview that posted on YouTube Sunday to talk politics, Hollywood, race, religion and the #MeToo movement, taking specific aim at the women who accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct while in his hotel room.

Barr said her insight into women is different than most because she has two sons — 23 and 40 — and five grandsons. “I know a ho when I see one,” she told Owens. “I’m telling ya, they come for my boys ’cause my boys, you know, I’m their mom and they’re, you know, we have a little bit money. So I got an eagle eye for this thing.”
#Barr #RoseanneBarr #Feminism #Racism #NoRacism #NoDiscrimination #WomensRights #MyBodyMyChoice #LouisCK #News #Politics #Conservatism #RightWinged #RightWing #RightWingedPopulism #AltRight


Daughter to recently deceased AZ Sen. John McCain criticises comment on her father at CPAC

“I care that ‘the ghost’ of my beloved father was used as ghoulish and deeply disturbed political propaganda on CPAC’s stage, but hey maybe that’s just me,” McCain wrote Sunday.

“I’m looking at you, retired Paul Ryan. And yes, I’m looking at you, Mitch McConnell! And yes, I’m looking at you, Bush family!” Malkin said at the conference, before pausing briefly and pointing up at the roof and continuing: “And yes, I’m looking at you, the ghost of John McCain!” Malkin’s comments received a standing ovation.
#CPAC #Conservatism #RightWing #RightWinged #RightWingedPopulism #McCain #JohnMcCain #News #Politics #Trump #DonaldTrump #GeorgeBush #GeorgeWBush #GeorgeHWBush


AOC compared to the politicians who ended the iron curtain

She is the gift that will keep on giving in a thousand soundbites. She is in their faces with the stridency of a world they loathe, almost martial in the way she articulates the multi-cultural energy of the new generation of progressives.

She for sure has got her platform for free promotion, there will always be scribes to shovel some more coal for her train.

That kind of deliberate misallocation of meaning invoked to scaremonger is part of the putrefaction of language used by demagogues through the ages. Fear of that didn’t deter Bernie Sanders, the first presidential hopeful in recent history with the balls to invoke socialism’s true principles and urgent application.

Then, almost out of nowhere, came the true slayer of inequality and plutocracy, AOC. First, to get elected, she managed the defenestration of a primary opponent backed by a complacent big city party machine. The next they knew she was sashaying along the corridors of Congress flanked by a posse... show more


MN GOP branch compares Bernie Sanders to Adolf Hitler

The post included side-by-side photos of Sanders and Hitler and compared several planks of their respective platforms, which are virtually the same. They include: “Called/calls himself a socialist”; “Believed/Believes state power would/will fix Germany/America”; and “Promised/Promises a political revolution.”

Completely not abstract and surely not appliable to other parties' programs. If you want, you can compare anyone to anyone.

“There are a LOT of reasons this is a ridiculous, spurious comparison, and even more reasons why it’s deeply offensive, and anti-Semitic,” the JCA tweeted.
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White nationalist Richard Spencer sick and tired of counterprotests at his rallies

Spencer said the left-wing coalition known as Antifa has made attending his speeches too dangerous and not “fun” by intimidating his supporters and shouting down his lectures.

Spencer won a legal victory to speak at MSU but only about 20 people attended his speech. Outside, both sides clashed, and police arrested about 20 people as counterprotesters screamed, "Punch a Nazi in the face!" and "Nazis go home."

Spencer has been banned from visiting large portions of Europe and Great Britain by government officials who said his speeches fostered hatred. He spoke at the University of Florida in October after the governor declared a state of emergency over security concerns. Spencer was one of the featured speakers at last summer's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va.
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Eduardo #Bolsonaro joins #Bannon's far-right alliance

“I’m very proud to join Steve Bannon as the leader of The Movement in Brazil, representing Latin American nations,” Eduardo Bolsonaro was quoted in a statement released by the group.

Bolsonaro’s inauguration was attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

#Brazil #LatinAmerica #SouthAmerica #RightWing #RightWinged #SteveBannon #JairBolsonaro #News #Politics #RightwingedPopulism


#Italy's like an addict in rehab: It’s fallen into a vicious cycle

The Italian economy, the third-largest in the eurozone, contracted by a quarterly rate of 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, the national statistics agency said.

Though the eurozone is performing better than in the dark days of the debt crisis, which threatened to break up the euro currency, it’s still lagging the U.S. economy, which is projected to have grown about 3 percent in 2018. As a result, unemployment in the eurozone is about double the U.S.’s 4 percent at 7.9 percent.

#Euro #Europe #Eurozone #EU #Salvini #MatteoSalvini #RightWing #Rightwinged #RightwingedPopulism #News #Politics #Economy #Economics #Recession #GDP #Poverty #Inflation #InterestRate #ECB EuropeanCentralBank