Yazidi Fighters Condemn Charlottesville “Unite The Right” Rally

“We believe that Heather Heyer’s struggle is our struggle and that the fight against fascism is a global battle,” the statement continued. “For this reason, we are calling on women around the world to unite against fascism and put an end to terrorist groups like Daesh and those made from the same cloth that kill women like Heather.”

Source: Yazidi Fighters Condemn Charlottesville “Unite The Right” Rally

On a day that will live on in infamy, Trump reveals his true dark heart – Opinion – Israel News | Haaretz.com

Trump’s tirade at a press conference in New York supposedly devoted to infrastructure and manufacturing was either incredibly stupid or intensely insane or both. But here is also a third possibility: That it was completely calculated and entirely premeditated, that it will go down in history as the moment when the leader of the free world revealed his true inner self; When he burned political correctness at the stake; When he looked America in the eye and said yes, I’m an enabler of white supremacists. I’m an apologist for slavery and Confederate history. I can see some “fine people” among those who shouted Sieg Heil in Charlottesville and threatened the Jews. I am indeed the worst that’s been said about me, and more, now come and do something about it.

Source: On a day that will live on in infamy, Trump reveals his true dark heart – Opinion – Israel News | Haaretz.com

Usain Bolt and Freedom at its best – Baileyblog

Yes, slavery is over, but in Jamaica beyond the beach, some of us are still not free.  Some of us are not “full free.” There has been a long history of resistance to physical slavery, now the fight is on against mental slavery. May the inspiration of Bolt give us hope. Here is a man comfortable in his own skin who rose to the top of his game, not just the game of athletics, but the game of life.

Source: Usain Bolt and Freedom at its best – Baileyblog

Organizers and Leaders of Charlottesville’s Deadly Rally Raised Money With PayPal | Southern Poverty Law Center

Jason Kessler’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., last Saturday devolved into a melee of far-right demonstrators, antifascists (antifa), counter-protesters, and police — ultimately resulting in dozens of injuries and three deaths.

Source: Organizers and Leaders of Charlottesville’s Deadly Rally Raised Money With PayPal | Southern Poverty Law Center

‘This Is Sick’: Unscripted and Unhinged Trump Reverts to Defending Neo-Nazis | Common Dreams

In what many observers characterized as an “unhinged” display for a president, Trump repeatedly assured reporters that he watched the events that unfolded over the weekend “very closely,” and came away with the conclusion that anti-racist protesters—who Trump claims “came charging in without a permit”—were “very violent,” and argued that there were many “good people” among the white supremacists who participated in the so-called “Unite the Right” rally on Saturday.”I think there’s blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it,” Trump said of the violence that left one woman dead and dozens injured.

Source: ‘This Is Sick’: Unscripted and Unhinged Trump Reverts to Defending Neo-Nazis | Common Dreams

AP Update Trump equates killers with protesters against hate

when asked repeatedly whether this was an act of terror, Trump wouldn’t clearly condemn it as such, saying: “You can call it terrorism. You can call it murder. You can call it whatever you want.Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke seemed thrilled, tweeting a link to Trump’s latest comments Tuesday and saying: “Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa,” referring to the Black Lives Matter movement and an anti-fascist group.

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Trump says it anew: blame ‘on both sides’ in Charlottesville – Chicago Tribune

Donald Trump said Tuesday that counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville acted violently and should share the blame for the mayhem that left a woman dead and many injured.Speaking at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the president called the events of Saturday at the “Unite the Right” rally a “horrible thing to watch,” but he emphasized that both sides acted irresponsibly.”You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” Trump said. “No one wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now: You had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit and they were very, very violent.”Trump’s remarks came a day after he belatedly condemned the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups that organized and participated in the rally. He had faced mounting pressure from lawmakers and civil rights groups over his failure to do so during his initial reaction to the violence, when he denounced violence “on many sides.”

Source: Trump says it anew: blame ‘on both sides’ in Charlottesville – Chicago Tribune