Category Archives: Global Politics

Trump endorsed Curt Schilling’s possible run for Congress. He’s a conspiracy theorist who uses social media to peddle bigotry and hatred. | Media Matters for America

President Donald Trump recently endorsed a possible congressional run from former MLB pitcher and Breitbart podcast host Curt Schilling. Schilling has a long history of spewing anti-Muslim, racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic commentary, and he was fired by ESPN for posting anti-trans bigotry on Facebook. He has also promoted multiple conspiracy theories, including QAnon and claims that the Sandy Hook mass shooting was a hoax, and once praised a shirt endorsing violence against journalists.

Source: Trump endorsed Curt Schilling’s possible run for Congress. He’s a conspiracy theorist who uses social media to peddle bigotry and hatred. | Media Matters for America

The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False “Evidence” Against Migrants — ProPublica

Years after quitting her job as an attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Laura Peña returned to the fight — defending migrants she’d once prosecuted. Then, a perplexing family separation case forced her to call upon everything she’d learned.

Source: The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False “Evidence” Against Migrants — ProPublica

Italy′s Salvini faces mounting opposition to snap election plans | News | DW | 12.08.2019 – Il Duce 2 wannabe stumbles?

The leader of Italy’s far-right League, Matteo Salvini, is meeting with defiance for his plans to hold a no-confidence vote. Salvini could become Italy’s leader if the snap elections he wants are held in October.

Source: Italy′s Salvini faces mounting opposition to snap election plans | News | DW | 12.08.2019

Monday Open Thread | Kamala Harris: Trump Administration Is Running A “Campaign Of Terror” against minority communities | 3CHICSPOLITICO

The thug pretending to be president IS running a campaign of terror. It is no different than the klan’s reign of racial terror against Black people. His hateful words are radicalizing people …

Source: Monday Open Thread | Kamala Harris: Trump Administration Is Running A “Campaign Of Terror” against minority communities | 3CHICSPOLITICO

““This administration has directed DHS to conduct these raids as part of what I believe is this administration’s campaign of terror, which is to make whole populations of people afraid to go to work,” Harris said. “Children are afraid to go to school for fear that when they come home, their parents won’t be there.””

Inoreader – Guccifer Rising? Months-Long Phishing Campaign on ProtonMail Targets Dozens of Russia-Focused Journalists and NGOs

The active, publicly traceable phase of the phishing operation began in early April, when the perpetrators registered 11 domains intended to impersonate ProtonMail mail-hosting sites. Bellingcat has identified five different domains that were used between April 26 and July 23 2019 when our initial reporting led to a closure of the offending websites. These domains were: my[.]secure-protonmail[.]com (April and May) actions[.]protonmail[.]team (May) mail[.]protonmail[.]systems (June and July) mail[.]protonmail[.]sh (July) mailprotonmail[.]ch (July)

Source: Inoreader – Guccifer Rising? Months-Long Phishing Campaign on ProtonMail Targets Dozens of Russia-Focused Journalists and NGOs

Armed Man Who Caused Panic at Missouri Walmart Said It Was 2nd Amendment Test, Authorities Say – The New York Times “Trump and NRA StormFront troopers growing trend!”

Dmitriy N. Andreychenko, 20, was charged with making a terrorist threat. He had entered the store carrying a tactical rifle, a handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition, the police said.