‘I love this’: bid to discredit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with college dance video backfires


Effort to embarrass freshly sworn-in Congresswoman fails after footage endears her to wide audience

An attempt to humiliate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as she was sworn in as the youngest ever US Congresswoman has backfired impressively, prompting a huge outpouring of support for her.

A 30-second video was posted by a Twitter user called AnonymousQ, showing Ocasio-Cortez dancing on the roof of a building while in college.

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The issue with Elizabeth Warren isn’t likability. It’s sexism | Moira Donegan | Opinion | The Guardian

the biggest obstacle to Warren’s candidacy will be sexism, and not only from the trumped-up mobs of rightwingers who are sure to start chanting “Lock her up” in reference to her at Trump’s next rally. Misogyny is alive and well in the Democratic party; it knows no political affiliation. Much of the sexism that Warren will face will be from Republicans, but it will also come from Democratic voters – men and a few women who are liberals, leftists and progressives. Many of these voters are people who esteem themselves to be feminists or otherwise free of bias, but who will nevertheless find themselves uncomfortable with a woman in power, unable to articulate what it is that bothers them about Elizabeth Warren – except for a vague sense that they just don’t like her.

Source: The issue with Elizabeth Warren isn’t likability. It’s sexism | Moira Donegan | Opinion | The Guardian

Rio governor confirms plans for shoot-to-kill policing policy

How long before the streets erupt. Voters voted in disgust again past corruption and pretended he would not be so bad – as he carries out evil intentions – Brazil will???


Brazilian activists and experts expressed outrage after Wilson Witzel said security forces were authorized to use lethal force

Human rights activists and public security experts have expressed outrage after the newly elected governor of Rio de Janeiro state confirmed plans to implement shoot-to-kill policing tactics in the crime-ridden region.

Related: Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections

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Rashida Tlaib: ‘We’re Gonna Impeach the Motherfucker’

On Thursday, after being sworn-in as the new representative for Michigan’s 13th district and some extremely cute dabbing from her sons, Rashida Tlaib also called for the impeachment of Donald Trump, or, in her words, “the motherfucker.”

Source: Rashida Tlaib: ‘We’re Gonna Impeach the Motherfucker’

Think Riyadh’s Netflix ban was bad? Imagine if Hasan Minhaj was a Saudi citizen | Safa Al Ahmad

If the US comic lived in the kingdom, he would have been spied on, arrested, tortured and possibly worse

The government of Saudi Arabia makes it very clear that resistance to its regime is futile. It will not tolerate dissent; it is untouchable.

Related: Outrage after Netflix pulls comedy show criticising Saudi Arabia

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US halts cooperation with UN on potential human rights violations

Lady Liberty walks off job!

Exclusive: State department has ceased to respond to complaints from special rapporteurs in move that sends ‘dangerous message’ to other countries

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The Trump administration has stopped cooperating with UN investigators over potential human rights violations occurring inside America, in a move that delivers a major blow to vulnerable US communities and sends a dangerous signal to authoritarian regimes around the world.

Related: UN special rapporteur demands inquiry into death of Guatemalan girl held in US

Related: UN condemns Trump administration for exacerbating US poverty levels

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