Category Archives: Fascism

The Today Show Grants Covington Catholic Student an Interview to Spin His Story

The country’s treatment of Kavanaugh and Sandmann reveal the conclusion of that calculus. We have seen it before, we will see it again. Familiarity doesn’t dilute the poison.

Source: The Today Show Grants Covington Catholic Student an Interview to Spin His Story

France summons Italian envoy over ‘hostile’ Africa remarks | World news | The Guardian – Current Italian Fascists pretend that Italy did not colonize of Eritrea, acquire Libya and Somalia, and invade and conquer Ethiopia!

Italian deputy PM blames migrant crisis on France’s ‘colonisation’ of Africa

Source: France summons Italian envoy over ‘hostile’ Africa remarks | World news | The Guardian

Opinion | A Country Humming With Violence – The New York Times

State television, from which a significant number of Poles get their news, consistently smears, in aggressive and defamatory language, the political opposition and anyone who thinks differently from the ruling party. The murdered mayor had been called a thief, a German, a homophile and a Mafioso. Furthermore, television propaganda has repudiated the justice system for the past three years, calling it harmful for citizens, in need of a complete changing of the guard; judges are accused of being a caste above the law. From his jail cell, this man would have seen precisely these messages, of bad guys and the necessity of radical solutions.

House floor erupts after {GOP} lawmaker shouts ‘Go back to Puerto Rico’

The House floor erupted Thursday after Congress adjourned for the week when an unidentified Republican congressman yelled a controversial and potentially racially charged remark across the aisle as Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas was at the podium. “Go back to Puerto Rico!” the lawmaker shouted, punctuating a stream of Republican whooping and hollering at the Democratic majority for holding a voice vote — instead of the normal roll call vote — to…

Source: House floor erupts after lawmaker shouts ‘Go back to Puerto Rico’

Mnuchin Flew to L.A. on Private Jet of Billionaire Michael Milken – The New York Times

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin flew from Washington to Los Angeles this month on the private aircraft of Michael R. Milken, the billionaire “junk bond” king who pleaded guilty to securities fraud in 1990 and served two years in prison. The flight, which was confirmed by the Treasury Department on Friday, was the latest example of Trump administration officials using luxury or government aircraft for personal reasons. Mr. Mnuchin, who was accompanied by Secret Service agents on Mr. Milken’s jet, travels frequently to California to visit his children who live there. A Treasury Department spokesman said that Mr. Mnuchin and Mr. Milken have known each other for years and that after reviewing internally the secretary’s plans to take the flight, it was decided that he did not need an ethics waiver. Mr. Mnuchin has reimbursed Mr. Milken for the cost of the flight, the spokesman said, but did not disclose the amount. Trump administration officials, including Mr. Mnuchin, had been encouraging President Trump last year to pardon Mr. Milken, who pleaded guilty to six criminal charges related to securities transactions undertaken in the 1980s. Mr. Milken, who had to pay $600 million in f

‘Example to the world’: Sri Lanka president plans to copy Duterte’s war on drugs | World news | The Guardian – Lost soul in search of an icon – embraces summary assassination as his theme

President Maithripala Sirisena

Source: ‘Example to the world’: Sri Lanka president plans to copy Duterte’s war on drugs | World news | The Guardian

Boris Johnson wrongly denies stirring Turkey fears in Brexit campaign | Politics | The Guardian – He is a liar!

A week before referendum day in June 2016, Johnson and Michael Gove wrote a joint letter to David Cameron claiming that the government supported the idea of Turkish membership of the EU. “The public will draw the reasonable conclusion that the only way to avoid having common borders with Turkey is to vote leave and take back control on 23 June,” the letter stated. And during the BBC’s EU referendum debate, two days before the poll, Johnson said: “It’s government policy to accelerate Turkish accession.” A couple of weeks earlier, interviewed on the Andrew Marr Show, he said: “Frankly, I don’t mind whether Turkey joins the EU, provided the UK leaves the EU.”

Source: Boris Johnson wrongly denies stirring Turkey fears in Brexit campaign | Politics | The Guardian

Bremen police release video of attack on AfD lawmaker Frank Magnitz | News | DW | 11.01.2019

Magnitz said he was attacked from behind by three men with a piece of wood around 5:30 p.m. on Monday. He said the attackers continued to kick him once he had fallen down, before he blacked out. The police video, however, shows one man hitting Magnitz from behind with his elbows after which two other people run past Magnitz. Prosecutors cast doubt on the version of events put forth by AfD politicians when they said video footage of the attack appeared to show that while the politician was attacked, most of his injuries were sustained when he hit the ground.

Source: Bremen police release video of attack on AfD lawmaker Frank Magnitz | News | DW | 11.01.2019

William Barr: Roe v. Wade Was ‘Wrongly Decided and Should Be Overruled’

The Justice Department finally rid itself of Jeff Sessions, but Donald Trump’s nominee to replace him, William Barr, is of course also a bad man, just of a different type. An example: Barr, who previously served as attorney general under the first Bush administration, believes that abortion should not be a constitutionally protected right.

Source: William Barr: Roe v. Wade Was ‘Wrongly Decided and Should Be Overruled’