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'White supremacists by default': How ordinary people made Charlottesville possible
No. 1: The 'down-low' segregationists
But millions of ordinary white Americans have been sending that message to black and brown people for at least a half a century.
No. 2: Those who say 'yes, but...'
President Trump's critics blasted him for not coming out strong enough against the white racists who marched in Charlottesville. Trump initially denounced the "egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides." It was the "many sides" qualifier that infuriated some people. They wanted an unequivocal denunciation of racism from a leader.
No. 3: Those who choose chaos
There's a famous line from the classic film, "Casablanca." A police officer is closing down a casino, declaring, "I'm shocked -- shocked -- to find that gambling is going on in here!" -- all while pocketing his casino winnings as they're being handed to him on the sly.
No. 4: Those who look the other way
Ari Kohen knows something about the cost of hate. When he looked at images of neo-Nazis chanting "Jews will not replace us!" in Charlottesville, he thought of his grandfather, Zalman Kohen. He was living in rural Romania in 1944 when the Nazis rounded him up with the help of his neighbors and sent him to a death camp.
Train derails in northern India, killing at least 23
northern India on Saturday,
killing 23 people and injuring at
officials said. Two of the coaches telescoped into each other,
while four others toppled over after going off the track, said Arvind Kumar, a top official in Uttar Pradesh, the state where the derailment occurred.
Neeraj Sharma, a railway spokesman, said the incident
took place near the small town of Khatauli.
The cause of the derailment was not immediately
known, Sharma said. Railway police and local volunteers helped
out of the upturned coaches of the Kalinga-Utkal Express,
which connects the Hindu holy city of Haridwar
with the temple town of Puri, in the eastern state of Orissa.
The injured were taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors described their condition as stable.
Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut
who apparently stabbed passers-by on
the street at random, was shot dead by police.
The injured have been taken to hospital, where
two are in a
critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency reports.
The Islamic State militant group (IS) said on its
official news channel that it was behind the attack.
Russia's Investigations Committee said it had identified the attacker and
was checking his psychological history.
The attacker was a local resident born in 1994,
A spokeswoman for the committee told Reuters news agency she would
not comment on the possibility of terrorist motives,
calling the attack "attempted murder".
The attack happened at about 11:20 local time (06:20 GMT). An earlier statement said eight people had been wounded, but that was later revised to seven. Surgut, about 2,100km (1,300 miles) east of Moscow in the Khanty-Mansiysk area of Siberia, has a population of more than 350,000.
GOP senator: 'It feels like violence is coming'
In an extensive Facebook post, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) shared thoughts he said were prompted by the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Va., that left three dead and multiple injured.
He unloaded on President Trump and his administration over the response to the incident, which Sasse called out as motivated by white supremacists. Sasse charged that some of Trump's closest advisers see racial division as an opportunity.
However, he also blamed misunderstandings — some deliberate — on both sides of the aisle and argued that the current national debate should not be "a fight about historical monuments." Many state and local governments are taking steps to remove Confederate statues in the wake of the Charlottesville violence, which was originally organized to oppose the removal of a Gen. Robert E. Lee statue there.
Thousands take to streets in Boston protest against hate speech
BOSTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Boston protested a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacist protest last week. In historic Boston Common park alone, hundreds of protesters who believe the event could become a platform for racist propaganda dwarfed the few dozen rally participants. The number of protesters was poised to swell exponen
tially as a march with thousands more people bore down on the park. Some 500 police officers placed barricades to prevent vehicles from entering the park, the nation's oldest.
Last weekend's clashes in Charlot
tesville, Virginia, where one woman was killed in a car rampage after bloody street battles, ratcheted up racial tensions already inflamed by white supremacist groups marching more openly in rallies across the United States. White nationalists had converged in the Southern university city to defend a statue of Robert E. Lee, who led the pro-slavery Confederacy's army during the Civil War, which ended in 1865. A growing number of U.S. political leaders have called for the removal of statues honoring the Confederacy, with civil rights activists charging that they promote racism. Advocates of the statues contend they are a reminder of their heritage.
Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon fired
Turkey's Erdogan says German leaders are enemies
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Germany's ruling politicians "enemies of Turkey" who deserve to be rejected by German-Turkish voters. Germany will hold a general election on 24 September, and about one million ethnic Turks living in Germany can vote. A majority of them backed Mr Erdogan in an April referendum. "The Christian Democrats [CDU], SPD [Social Democrats], the Green Party are all enemies of Turkey," he said. German ministers protested angrily. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Mr Erdogan's comments were an "unprecedented" act of interference in Germany's sovereignty.
Mr Erdogan has lashed out at Germany before, yet the two countries are major trade partners and allies in Nato. He was furious that the German government refused to let some of his allies campaign for him in Germany before the April vote, which paved the way for him to get sweeping new executive powers. That refusal, he said, was "Nazi-style" behaviour.
In Barcelona, five minutes of 'pure panic' and 'absolute terror'
BARCELONA — It was another mellow summer afternoon on a world-renowned boulevard, a site of teeming crowds and bustling cafés. Then there was a flash of white. A rented Fiat van swung onto La Rambla, a broad, tree-lined pedestrian thoroughfare, and the driver pressed down hard on the gas. Almost immediately, he began to maim and kill. “The van was just plowing down people,” said Carlos Tena, 34, a native of the city who was leaving work with two colleagues.
He watched as the van streaked by, “zigzagging right and left,” and then he saw what the driver was leaving in his path. “I saw a little boy, in really, really bad shape, just lying there with his mother. He was not moving. His mother asked me with her eyes if I could help,” Tena said. “My heart split in two,” he said.
“I still don’t understand what I saw.” He said he did not know the boy’s fate.
The attack on Las Ramblas, as the district featuring Barcelona’s scenic, Belle Époque promenade is known, was the worst terrorist attack in Spain since March 2004, when 192 people were killed and nearly 2,000 were injured in a coordinated series of bombings on the Madrid rail system.
Confederate removal fight extends to KKK birthplace Stone Mountain
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- There's no bigger monument to the Confederacy than a towering sculpture carved into the side of Stone Mountain, outside Atlanta. The carving of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson is larger than Mount Rushmore. Edward Williams has lived near it for almost 20 years. When he looks at the sculpture, he says he feels that "the war continues."
Though no battles were fought there, it's a tourist attraction that even includes a laser light show. But the mountain is also considered the symbolic birthplace of the modern Ku Klux Klan, which had gathered there since 1915.
In 2015, white supremacists rallied there and clashed with counter-protesters. It's why Williams and others have now started petitions to remove or alter the monument. "These images are individuals that lost a war, that wanted to maintain slavery, that wanted to maintain a way of life that excluded my people and other minorities," Williams said. But it's a complicated issue. One unlikely voice for moving past the monuments debate is civil rights icon and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. "I think it's too costly to re-fight the Civil War. We have paid too great a price in trying to bring people together," Young said.
Unmasking the leftist Antifa movement: Activists seek peace through violence
(CNN)On the morning of Donald Trump's inauguration, Keval Bhatt hunted through a closet in his parents' Virginia home for the darkest clothes he could find. The 19-year-old didn't own much in black, the color he knew his fellow protesters would wear head to toe on the streets of Washington that day. As Bhatt drove into the city for his first-ever protest, he hesitated. "I thought, there's a very good chance that I might get arrested, that my whole life could be radically altered in a negative way if I kept driving, and I was really close to turning around," Bhatt told CNN. "But I think the rationale is that even if it did negatively affect my life, I had still contributed to this movement that was necessary. I was still making an effort to make other people's lives better, even if it made my life worse, and once I realized that, I had no regrets." Bhatt joined protesters dressed completely in black, some with their faces covered by masks -- a tactic known as "black bloc" that aims to unify demonstrators' efforts and hide their identities. And with them, Bhatt got arrested.
He was rounded up with more than 200 other people and charged with a felony for inciting a riot.
After violence in Virginia, far right targets California
, he was downright gleeful about taking the fight to the celebrated liberal bastion. "Talk about kicking the hornets nest!
This is sure to be barn burner," wrote Chapman, who became a hero to the extreme-right and earned the nickname "Based Stickman" when he battled counterprotesters with a shield and staff
"Let's show these intolerant Communists we will not be silenced or intimidated!"
multicultural California might not seem like an ideal place for the extreme-right and white-nationalist groups to make a stand.
But the movement has increasingly targeted the state in recent years,
with optics as much as membership in mind.
Seeking media attention and validation for their "us vs. the world" narrative, far-right activists find desired attention and conflict in California, leading to clashes that often end in blood and bruises, experts say.
Some of the biggest clashes have been in Berkeley, where a swath of far-right combatants including ardent supporters of President Donald Trump
and avowed white nationalists have engaged in rolling street brawls with
masked anti-fascists and anarchists who also see violence as the only way to defeat their rivals.
In the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Va., that left one woman dead and sparked furious debate
about the limits of free speech and the need to condemn white supremacists,
some of these groups are again turning to California, to the dismay of some local officials.
"I don't think it's an accident that Berkeley is being targeted. The home of the free speech movement. The home of liberalism in academia.
Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe
American Hate, a History
US President Donald Trump has invoked a debunked myth about a general who fought Islamist militants by using pig's blood to commit mass executions. The president's tweet came hours after a driver crashed a van into a crowd of people in Barcelona, leaving many dead or injured. "Study what General Pershing... did to terrorists when caught," Mr Trump said, referring to the discredited story.
Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run
“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”
Virginia leaders rally at black church after hate-filled event turns deadly 8/14/17
Not Republican, Not Democrat
All are Americans
AP Interview: DeVos says she should have decried racism more 08/11/2017
Ignorance of a Culture
Is No Excuses for Poor
Majority of Americans Don't Support
Black Lives Matter 8/7/17
Majority of Americans.....
Can't Agree to "Anything"
A Direct Reflection of the Presidency... "RACIST"
The President's Racist goes back to his childhood, in that,
Trump's Daddy was arrested for violence as a KKK Member.
Even as Trump's family history is purposely avoided by the entire media conglomerates, Trump's refusal to call the Racist of this nation, what they are, it is his lack of direct contempt that provides the facts for the entire world to see.
Just as the Police Chief ignores the correct cop, which emboldens the cop to continue to act more corruptly, racist in America, feed off Trump's racist condoning.
Diversity Nullifies Cult Like Loyalty
Sexism, Racism, and Now... Cult Loyalty
The Big Tech Companies are falling victims of their own ignorance to the known behavior flaws of "Lacking Diversity".
Sure, you get a big check when working for Google, but,
if your a woman, you'll be sexually assaulted or treated
like a inferior mind,
if your none white, you are few and very far in between, being left to be the outside culture... the wrong race....
if your a white male, you must kiss ass like you enjoy it and make every effort to be the bosses child.
When You are the "One" being abused... it is so different
McConnell now the object of Trump's belittling attacks, even as his wife serves under Trump's desk. When we ignore the flaws in those who serve with us or for us, then we allow these same types of abuses to sometime in the short future, to find us and deliver the same degree of abuses on our own person.
Always, Always, immediately, put bullies in check, so that the bully does not feel any sense that his/her actions are
acceptable, allowed, condoned or will go un addressed.
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