With hate crime rising and divisive populist rhetoric infecting discourse across western democracies, filmmaker Deeyah Khan goes to the front lines of the race wars in America. She sits face-to-face with fascists, white supremacists, and proponents of the so-called “alt-right” ideologies. From Breitbart’s darling, Richard Spencer, to Jeff Schoep, leader of the largest U.S. neo-Nazi organization, Khan attempts to look past the hateful rhetoric to see if a human connection is possible.
Only a year ago, the number of measles cases in Italy climbed to 5,006 in 2017, from 843 in 2016. Last year, Italy had Europe’s third-highest per capita rate of measles after much-poorer Romania and Greece. Mexico has recommended that its citizens be vaccinated before traveling to Italy.
“He is a brilliant, meticulous and serious lawyer,” Mr. Schmidt wrote on Twitter on Friday. “He is not a conspiracy nut. It is inconceivable to me that Whelan published that email without discussions, debate and assistance from the WH and GOP Senators and staff.” He added, “It is not the isolated musings of one man but rather part of a broader discreditation strategy.”
The Salisbury Cathedral is only a 15-minute walk from the local train station, heading northwest. However, the two took exactly the opposite route, moving southeast – directly to Sergei Skripal’s neighborhood. A CCTV camera recorded them at a petrol station minutes away from his house. UK investigators believe they applied Novichok to his door handle. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a park bench in the city center later that day.
Most interesting to Smolenyak is that this research “is so easy. You don’t have to go very far back.” It’s startling, she says, “how many of the people who are virulently anti-immigration are children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren of immigrants. We should have to work a lot harder for these stories, but there they are, on the lowest, easiest branches.” She originally expected that such views would be held by people whose stories go further back on the American timeline, but former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and his daughter, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose roots begin in the 1600s, are the exception. “Most of the rest of the time you think you’re going to have to really dig in and go very far back, you don’t,” she says. “Why are the children and grandchildren of immigrants so eager to keep immigrants out?” It’s the desire to make that point — “to point out to people who are being needlessly mean and spreading misinformation that they are conveniently forgetting their own family, which in turn means forgetting our national commonality” — that keeps Smolenyak and others in this fight. It’s why, when Miller said earlier this year that “we favor
Germany’s government has said it confiscated firearms from hundreds of members of the Reichsbürger scene. Authorities have identified some 2,000 more people who identify with Germany’s most idiosyncratic far-right group.
The fact that these trolls also targeted Canadians comes as no surprise to Stephanie MacLellan, a cybersecurity analyst at the Waterloo, Ont.-based think-tank the Centre for International Governance and Innovation
“Russian trolls went after other liberal democratic countries — and Canada has been a vocal defender the liberal democratic order, like the NATO alliance,” said MacLellan.
“This goes with the general trend [of the Russian government] trying to undermine countries that oppose its ambitions.”
“The fact that the protests took place in downtown Haifa is no coincidence. This is the same place where Arab residents were kicked out of so it could be turned into a recreational area with bars. Since 2013, there has been an increase in the mistreatment of political activists – in terms of numbers arrested, release conditions, preventative arrests, etc.” “Ultimately, this is foolish behavior. They do not have the tools to influence us. They still believe that arresting three or four organizers will stop people from going into the streets, as if they are puppets. They are unable to understand that we have a political demand. They won’t be able to stop that.”