Category Archives: Global Politics

Open Thread | The Complete Corruption and Incompetence of the Republican Party

The corruption of the Republican Party is obvious and disgusting 😠😠 In the middle of a PANDEMIC 😠😠😠   To clarify, one of Inhofe’s stock trades, …

Open Thread | The Complete Corruption and Incompetence of the Republican Party

Episode 21: Selling Terrorism Online | American University, Washington, DC

Over the past two decades, the roles of social media and other digital technologies have evolved. What started as a means of communication among friends quickly snowballed into tools for business, activism, and more. But these new technologies have also been used by terrorists for malicious purposes.

Source: Episode 21: Selling Terrorism Online | American University, Washington, DC

Mainstreaming White Supremacy: A Twitter Analysis of the American ‘Alt-Right’ | American University, Washington, D.C.

We caught up with Professor Carolyn Gallaher to ask questions about what she learned from immersing herself in the “alt-right” Twittersphere.

Source: Mainstreaming White Supremacy: A Twitter Analysis of the American ‘Alt-Right’ | American University, Washington, D.C.

‘Flood the Streets’: ICE Targets Sanctuary Cities With Increased Surveillance – The New York Times

ICE is boosting its operations in sanctuary cities to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants, conducting round-the-clock surveillance in addition to deploying elite tactical agents.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/03/05/us/ICE-BORTAC-sanctuary-cities.html

Forget looking for criminals; hunt families and please head racist Trump 🤬

Inside Delhi: beaten, lynched and burnt alive | World news | The Guardian “Indian Fascism pushed by Modi is killing Democracy in India”

As he spoke, tears rolled down his face. “First I asked, ‘Why are you attacking me? What wrong have I done?’ But they did not listen to my words and went on hitting me from all sides. They were shouting maro shaale mulleko [kill the bastard Muslim] and jai Sri Ram [a Hindu nationalist slogan]. There were many other men who stood by who did not come to save me.” The photo of Zubair being ruthlessly beaten in broad daylight in the streets of Delhi by a mob of young Hindu men was one of the most shocking images of the brutal religious riots that engulfed Delhi, where Hindus were pitted against Muslims, thousands were injured and 43 people killed.

Source: Inside Delhi: beaten, lynched and burnt alive | World news | The Guardian

Modi appeals for calm Delhi riots

As the death toll rose above 20 in New Delhi after violence this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed for calm, while Delhi’s chief minister has been calling for a curfew.
— Read on m.dw.com/en/indias-premier-modi-appeals-for-calm-after-delhi-riots/a-52536831

20 dead in India after Trump visit – over anti-Muslim laws 🥵