Category Archives: human rights

Catholics, Race Relations, and Abortion Politics

Nearly half a century later the image of white Catholic young men professing their faith, marching against abortion, and doing so while wearing their support for Trump on their bodies, underlines the conservative capture of white Catholics. Anti-abortion politics remains a bulwark of the Republican Party. Appeals to white racial resentment continue to shore up support for Trump. And slogans like “Make America Great Again” encapsulate conservative nostalgia for an older racial, gender, and sexual order. The political and religious expression of these young men could not help but mark the historical intersection of Catholic anti-abortion activism and white conservatism.

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‘Vote for Daddy Bernie, bitch’: the political history of Cardi B | Music | The Guardian

Today, the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill attacked her for her twerking-heavy new video. In response, Cardi tweeted: “All these conservatives been harassing me and telling me the most disgusting things these past few days. Listen I’m not telling ya to turn liberal all I’m saying is to admit that your president is fuckin up this country right now!” Hamill had no response.

Source: ‘Vote for Daddy Bernie, bitch’: the political history of Cardi B | Music | The Guardian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejects Aaron Sorkin’s call for new Democrats to grow up | US news | The Guardian

Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most popular of that new and notably diverse cohort of Democrats, took issue with Sorkin’s characterisation of equality as a political distraction. “News Flash: Medicare for All and equal rights aren’t trends,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Sunday afternoon. Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest Democrat congresswoman, at 29, and a vocal left-wing figure in the party. “When people complain about low turnout in some demos, it’s not because communities are apathetic, it’s because they don’t see you fighting for them. If we don’t show up for people, why should you feel entitled to their vote?”

Source: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejects Aaron Sorkin’s call for new Democrats to grow up | US news | The Guardian

Trump proposes wall-for-DACA in bid to end shutdown | Reuters

Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, said he could not support such an offer. “First, President Trump and Senate majority leader McConnell must open the government today,” Durbin said in a statement. “Second, I cannot support the proposed offer as reported and do not believe it can pass the Senate. Third, I am ready to sit down at any time after the government is opened and work to resolve all outstanding issues,” Durbin said.

Source: Trump proposes wall-for-DACA in bid to end shutdown | Reuters

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…

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Trump’s Manchurian Candidate Denial was Un(President)ed | La Prensa San Diego

By allowing Russia to gain standing on the world stage, Trump is diminishing the foreign policy work laid since the end of World War II when the U.S. saved

Source: Trump’s Manchurian Candidate Denial was Un(President)ed | La Prensa San Diego

If Trump isn’t working for them, he’s not really work for us either. By allowing Russia to gain standing on the world stage, Trump is diminishing the foreign policy work laid since the end of World War II when the U.S. saved Russia.

The Cold War was waged over Russia’s desire for an expanded political role among world superpowers through a build up of nuclear weapons and the coercion of witting partners. After three decades of decline, Putin has put them back at the main table with Trump as his wing man.

‘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

Largest collection of breached data ever seen is found | Technology | The Guardian – Time to just give up or… fund an international policing agency to track and disrupt the hackers and hack traders?

Store of 770m email addresses and passwords discovered after being posted to a hacking forum

Source: Largest collection of breached data ever seen is found | Technology | The Guardian