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Eco-fascism featured in El Paso terrorism suspect’s alleged manifesto 6.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The racist rant calls for mass killings to make America more ‘sustainable.’ Other terrorists have done the same.
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How the violence of white supremacy becomes white noise 19.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Azeezah Kanji In the Christchurch mosque massacre and its aftermath, two forms of racism have been put on display: a far-right Islamophobia that kills Muslims and a mainstream Islamophobia that normalizes the deaths. Initially, the mass killings barely made the front page of The Globe and Mail: the news was relegated to page four the first day after the atrocity, and the day following confined to a small black box at the top of the front page (which was dominated by a picture of Finance Minister Bill Morneau, not connected to any pressing news story). Even the car advertisement at the bottom was given more space on the front page than the planned and targeted gunning down of Muslims in prayer (the death toll at the time was 49 and has since risen to 50). While the shootings were allocated greater prominence in the paper following widespread criticism of The Globe's coverage, they have primarily been framed as a problem of gun control -- not the white supremacist ideology of the man wielding the ...
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Christchurch happens every day in the war of terror 19.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
World As we mourn the victims of the terrorist atrocity in New Zealand -- where at least 50 Muslim worshippers were mowed down by a white supremacist partially "inspired" by Donald Trump -- many are looking for answers to the inevitable questions of why and how. To answer those questions, and explore how we might prevent such terrorist acts, it may be helpful to recognize that what happened at Christchurch -- mass murder produced as the logical result of a long-running political epoch that is almost singularly defined by the dehumanization and demonization of Muslims, Arabs, and anyone perceived as such -- happens every day. As in any war, atrocities are the norm, not the aberration. In the war of terror that has been waged by so-called Western democracies for decades -- long before 9/11 -- governments and militaries, their compliant media partners, the so-called entertainment industry, and a host of others have played the role of initiators, accomplices, and accelerants to a fiery hatred of all things ...
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Kingston arrest shows terrorism charges are exclusively for Muslims 1.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Kingston arrest shows terrorism charges are exclusively for Muslims
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Trudeau gaslights Canadian women and ignores their safety 26.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Two weeks ago, a new study by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability confirmed the state of domestic terrorism against women in this land. A woman is murdered by a man every other day in Canada, with at least 78 known acts of femicide up to July 1 (the numbers are likely higher given that it is based largely on media reports). A disproportionate number of those murdered were Indigenous women. That very same day, there was audible silence from the self-proclaimed "feminist" Trudeau government. Instead of declaring that the time had come to finally launch a National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women and Girls (NAP), Trudeau was in Latvia, trying to match the toxic masculinity of Donald Trump by whipping out hundreds of millions of dollars to continue funding Canadian troops to engage in endless war games through the year 2023 against a non-existent threat to the people of this land. Indeed, instead of showing solidarity with Canadian women, Trudeau chose ...
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How Canada's military shapes media coverage of deployments 17.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Yves Engler For the military, shaping media coverage of deployments is what roasting a marshmallow is to a summer camper's S'mores; there isn't one without the other. Even before beginning a small "peacekeeping" mission, the Canadian forces have an elaborate media strategy. At the end of June, Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance brought journalists with him on a visit to Mali. They toured the facilities in Gao where an advance team was preparing for Canada's UN deployment to the African nation. An Ottawa Citizen headline described Vance's trip as part of an effort at " selling  the public on the Mali mission." The tour for journalists was followed by a "technical briefing" on the deployment for media in Ottawa. " No photography , video or audio recording for broadcast purposes" was allowed at last week's press event, according to the advisory. Reporters were to attribute information to "a senior government" official. But, the rules were different at a concurrent departure ceremony in Trenton. " ...
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Will Congress Write the President a Blank Check for War? 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Hundreds took to the streets as antiwar and social justice groups organized a demonstration in New York City against the US bombing of Syria and opposing endless US wars. (Photo: Erik McGregor / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images) Under the guise of fulfilling its constitutional power to authorize military force, Congress is poised to consider legislation that would give the president a blank check to make war, with no limits, in at least six countries and against several groups. Hundreds took to the streets as antiwar and social justice groups organized a demonstration in New York City against the US bombing of Syria and opposing endless US wars. (Photo: Erik McGregor / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images) If you're a fan of real journalism, now's the time to strengthen Truthout's mission. Help us keep publishing stories that expose government and corporate wrongdoing: Make a donation right now! This coming Monday, April 23, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to review a ...
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Trump's Rush to Judgment on Syrian Chemical Attack: Illegal and Deadly 12.4.2018 Truthout.com
Donald Trump speaks with the media before a meeting with his cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House April 9, 2018, in Washington DC. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool / Getty Images) Although there has been no independent investigation, Donald Trump is blaming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical attack that killed 49 people. Trump is vowing to retaliate but bombing Syria would run afoul of the US's own War Powers Resolution passed by Congress in 1973. Moreover, it would violate international law and risk a confrontation with Russia. Donald Trump speaks with the media before a meeting with his cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House April 9, 2018, in Washington DC. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool / Getty Images) This Truthout original was only possible because of our readers' ongoing support. Can you make a monthly donation to ensure we can publish more like it? Click here to give. Donald Trump says the United States is about to bomb Syria, and Russia has vowed to shoot down US aircraft ...
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Islamophobia Is Structured Into the State 7.4.2018 Truthout.com
Islamophobia has its roots in the centuries-old concept of Orientalism with its stereotypes and misrepresentations of Islam and Muslims, which were codified in US citizenship laws until 1952, explains Khaled A. Beydoun, scholar and author of American Islamophobia. The book also points out that you cannot fight Islamophobia without confronting the many other systems of subordination it intersects with, like racism, sexism and classism. (Photo: BigFoot2017 / Shutterstock) The persecution of Muslims is tightly linked to other forms of white supremacy in the post-9/11 era. Learn how by reading American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear. Get the book from Truthout by clicking here. Scholar Khaled A. Beydoun argues that the state apparatus has incorporated Islamophobia into law and policies throughout US history. In this Truthout interview, Beydoun holds out hope that Islamophobia can be ameliorated by challenging the systems that "embolden" it. Mark Karlin: Islamophobia has deep ...
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Key Assessment of Climate Threats, Cyberwar and Terrorism Goes "Missing" Under Trump 27.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
What poses a bigger threat to the United States -- climate disruption or terrorism? Federal officials may know the answer, but a strategic data analysis comparing the relative likelihood and severity of national security threats ranging from terrorism and cyberwarfare to industrial accidents and climate-fueled natural disasters remains out of public view under the Trump administration. (Image: jxfzsy / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Want to see more coverage of the issues that matter? Make a donation to Truthout to ensure that we can publish more original stories like this one. What poses the bigger threat to the United States, terrorist attacks or flooding and extreme weather fueled by climate disruption? What about cyberwarfare, outbreaks of infectious disease or  crumbling infrastructure? Politicians give various answers to such questions, depending on their political priorities. For example, President Trump has scoffed at the threat of climate disruption while rolling back Obama-era environmental ...
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For Over a Decade, John Bolton Has Insisted Bombing Iran Is "the Only Real Option" 23.3.2018 Truthout.com

President Trump has tapped John Bolton to become his next national security adviser, replacing H.R. McMaster. Bolton is known for his ultra-hawkish views. He has openly backed war against Iran and North Korea, and was a prominent supporter of the US invasion of Iraq. Just three weeks ago, Bolton wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal titled "The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First." In 2015, while the Obama administration was negotiating the Iran nuclear deal, Bolton wrote a piece titled "To Stop Iran's Bomb, Bomb Iran." We speak to longtime investigative reporter Gareth Porter. His new piece for The American Conservative is titled "The Untold Story of John Bolton's Campaign for War with Iran."

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Austin Bombings Highlight the Threat of Racist Violence 22.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Law enforcement officials search for evidence at the location where the suspected package bomber was killed in suburban Austin on March 21, 2018, in Round Rock, Texas. Mark Anthony Conditt, the 24-year-old suspect, blew himself up inside his vehicle as police approached to take him into custody. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Editor's note: On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the suspected serial bomber was identified as Mark Anthony Conditt. While being pursued by Austin police, a bomb detonated inside his vehicle leading to his death. In contrast to the sunny weather and jubilant atmosphere of last weekend's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, many people in the state capital's historically Black and Latino neighborhoods were enduring fresh trauma and uncertainty. The city's east side had been the site of three package bombings since the beginning of the month, two of them deadly and all of the victims people of color. For weeks, terrified neighbors waited without any word from authorities ...
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Another take on Jagmeet Singh and political violence 21.3.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Yves Engler We should be concerned about Jagmeet Singh's support for political violence. But not the stuff that's making news. While the media makes much of the new NDP leader's ties or indifference to Sikh violence, they've ignored Singh's leadership of a party and community that has repeatedly backed Canadian aggression. In a rabble story on the controversy, Karl Nerenberg described Singh as the " leader of a party that has throughout its history favoured peaceful and non-violent solutions." As such, Nerenberg called on the NDP leader to "make a stronger statement against any use of violence in furtherance of Sikh goals." While not downplaying the terrible human loss in the 1985 Air India bombing or disagreeable aspects of the Khalistan movement , it's more salient to know Singh's position on Canadian violence. Contrary to Nerenberg's claim, the NDP has repeatedly supported Canadian aggression. Seven years ago the NDP endorsed bombing Libya, a quarter century ago it backed the bombing of Serbia and in ...
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Former Brazilian President Lula: It's Clear Marielle Franco's Assassination Was Premeditated 19.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, we spend the hour with Brazil's former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is now running for president again. We begin our discussion with the assassination of 38-year-old Rio city councilmember and human rights activist Marielle Franco, who was killed last week. Franco, who was a black lesbian, was known for her fierce criticism of police killings in Brazil's impoverished favela neighborhoods. Her death comes at a pivotal moment for Brazil and the future of democracy in South America's largest country. Just last month, President Michel Temer ordered Brazil's military to assume control of police duties in Rio. "The only thing that she did was to work against the assassination of black people in the peripheral areas in the defense of human rights," says Lula da Silva. TRANSCRIPT This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Brazilians continue to mourn the loss of 38-year-old Rio de Janeiro city councilmember and human rights activist ...
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The False Case Against "Foreign-Born Terrorists" 5.3.2018 Truthout.com
You'll never see a paywall at Truthout and we'll never artificially restrict your access to the news. Can you pitch in to help keep it that way? We rely on our readers to keep us online, so make a one-time or monthly donation today! When you see an immigrant or a foreign visitor, especially from a Muslim country, should your first thought be that you might be looking at a possible terrorist? Clearly, that's how the Trump administration wants Americans to react. It was the message in the president's first  address  to Congress a year ago last week when he declared that "the vast majority of individuals convicted of terrorism and terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country." At that time, he urged that the US immigration system be reshaped because "we cannot allow a beachhead of terrorism to form inside America." There's a misleading omission in Trump's formulation, though: homegrown fanatics have killed  many more  Americans on US soil than foreign-born terrorists have. The ...
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Trump Sets Deadly Precedent by Hiding Rationale for Bombing Syria 21.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against Syria on April 8, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd. / NurPhoto via Getty Images) In spite of requests by senators and a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the Trump administration refuses to reveal its legal justification for bombing Syria in April 2017. Meanwhile, it is threatening to mount a preemptive strike against North Korea, which would be just as illegal, and catastrophic. A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against Syria on April 8, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd. / NurPhoto via Getty Images) Support your favorite writers by making sure we can keep publishing them! Make a donation to Truthout to ensure independent journalism survives. Pressure is mounting as the Trump administration continues to refuse to reveal its legal justification for bombing ...
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Trump's National Defense Strategy: Something for Everyone (in the Military-Industrial Complex) 20.2.2018 Truthout.com
The stories at Truthout equip ordinary people with the facts and resources to create extraordinary change. Support this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation now! Think of it as the chicken-or-the-egg question for the ages: Do very real threats to the United States inadvertently benefit the military-industrial complex or does the national security state, by its very nature, conjure up inflated threats to feed that defense machine?  Back in 2008, some of us placed our faith, naively enough, in the hands of mainstream Democrats -- specifically, those of a young senator named Barack Obama. He would reverse the war policies of George W. Bush, deescalate the unbridled Global War on Terror, and right the ship of state. How'd that turn out?  In retrospect, though couched in a far more sophisticated and peaceable rhetoric than Bush's, his moves would prove largely cosmetic when it came to this country's forever wars: a significant reduction in the use of conventional ground troops, but more drones , ...
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Fear of a Black Planet: Under the Republican Push for Welfare Cuts, Racism Boils 21.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
President Donald Trump speaks during an event to celebrate Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Republican members of the House and Senate on the South Lawn of the White House December 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) To US conservatives, the enemy within has always been the idle poor -- specifically, poor people of color. Although a majority of welfare recipients are poor whites, the GOP calls for welfare reform and tax cuts for the wealthy -- from Reagan to Trump -- have always been dog whistles for white supremacy. President Donald Trump speaks during an event to celebrate Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Republican members of the House and Senate on the South Lawn of the White House December 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) Support your favorite writers by making sure we can keep publishing them! Make a donation to Truthout to ensure independent journalism survives. "Never tell anyone," my mother hissed, "that we're ...
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Come to table and assist in fight against terrorism: US to Pakistan 10.1.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Challenging Trump's Language of Fascism 9.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) Words that speak the truth begin to disappear under authoritarian regimes. We see this under President Trump, who has attacked the language of civic literacy by undermining science and reason in the press and subjecting society to a barrage of theatrical falsehoods rooted in empty consumerism, white supremacy and nationalism. Progressives must fight back with new language that defends critical thinking and the values of cooperation and democracy.  What are the longer-term trends that gave rise to the presidency of Donald Trump? What will be the national and global impacts? And what do we need to do to resist? Henry A. Giroux tackles these questions in The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism. "This courageous and timely book is the first and best book on Trump's neo-fascism in the making," says Cornel West. To order your copy, click here and make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout now! George Orwell warns us in his dystopian novel 1984 ...
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