Tell us how pro-Trump riots are affecting you

How have you and your local community been impacted by pro-Trump extremists? A pro-Trump mob of armed extremists breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, as similar scenes played out across the West….

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Posted in Accountability Analysis Democracy

US Capitol protesters, egged on by Trump, are part of a long history of white supremacists hearing politicians’ words as encouragement

Today, white supremacists appear to interpret politicians’ remarks as support for their cause of a new civil war to create a white-dominated government, and instead of protecting from that President Donald Trump facilitated an attack. These…

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Posted in Analysis Pro Publica Right Wing Militias

Domestic Terrorism: A more urgent threat, but weaker laws

Authorities dissuaded some extremists from traveling to Washington, and shared intelligence with Capitol Police, but could not stop the mob that stormed the Capitol, a senior FBI official says. by Sebastian Rotella  In the days leading…

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Posted in Analysis Climate change News

Climate Emergency persists as 2020 ties for earth’s hottest year on record

“It took over 200 years for [atmospheric CO2] levels to increase by 25%, but now just over 30 years later we are approaching a 50% increase.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Friday, January 8, 2021 Highlighting…

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Posted in Accountability Columns Wade Rathke

Capitol Police asleep at the switch

by Wade Rathke Friday, January 8, 2021 New Orleans    One of the late-night comedians noted that these early resignations from White House staff and cabinet officers with less than two weeks before Biden’s inauguration are…

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Posted in Accountability Government News

Dodging 25th Amendment push, Betsy DeVos resigns

Bye-bye Betsy! ‘Complicity, Cowardice, and Complete Incompetence’ “Good riddance, Betsy. You were the worst Secretary of Education ever.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, January 8, 2021 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos late Thursday became the second…

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A growing list of lawmakers and groups support impeaching Trump or invoking the 25th Amendment

“President Trump must be removed from office as soon as possible, indicted, and convicted,” said the head of Common Cause. by Common Dreams staff January 8, 2021, 8-am MST In the wake of Wednesday’s violent attack…

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Posted in Opinion

From Mulvaney to DeVos to Chao, GOP rats are deserting Trump’s sinking ship

All the times they didn’t resign or even criticize his monstrous deeds in the last four years. by Juan Cole Friday, January 8, 2021 The rats are deserting Trump’s sinking ship, after he fomented the Great…

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Trump Cabinet/advisors criticized for resigning. Running Is ‘Not Courageous, It’s Cowardly,’ Say Supporters of 25th Amendment Ouster

“At this late a stage, resignations help little beyond serving as late attempts at self-preservation,” argued Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer January 7, 2021 Progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups on Thursday urged members…

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Posted in Coronavirus News

In Los Angeles and beyond, oxygen is the latest Covid bottleneck

As Los Angeles hospitals give record numbers of covid patients oxygen, the systems and equipment needed to deliver the life-sustaining gas are faltering. by  Rae Ellen Bichell and Lauren Weber Thursday, January 7, 2021 It’s gotten…

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Posted in Journalism News Policing Right Wing Militias

‘Murder the media’: pro-Trump insurrectionists target journalists covering attack on US Capitol

The takeover followed an inflammatory speech in which the president, yet again, called the press “the enemy of the people.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Thursday, January 7, 2021 In the hours after President Donald Trump…

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Posted in Coronavirus News Race for the White House 2020

Nearly 4,000 Americans died from Covid-19 on Wednesday as Trump incited anti-democratic insurrection

“Trump completely abdicating all responsibility for federal Covid response is not even on the radar today.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Thursday, January 7, 2021 Public Citizen president Robert Weissman called Wednesday a “dark, dark day…

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Posted in Columns Wade Rathke

Trump riot rocks right and rest of us

by Wade Rathke Thursday, January 7, 2021   New Orleans   Insurrection, riot, mob, anarchists, terrorists, as the Senate chaplain reminded, words have meaning, and those were words hurled like rocks from Senators and Representatives. For…

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Posted in Democracy News Right Wing Militias

Nearly 100 lawmakers demand Pence invoke 25th Amendment

“Once removed, Trump should be criminally prosecuted,” said Robert Weissman of Public Citizen. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, January, 2021 Nearly 100 Democratic lawmakers are calling on Vice President Mike Pence and Cabinet members to…

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Posted in Analysis Right Wing Militias

Once you engage in political violence, it becomes easier to do it again

an expert on political violence reflects on events at the Capitol Naomi Schalit, The Conversation Protesters forcing their way into the Capitol.  Win McNamee/Getty Images News via Getty Images Editor’s note: Ore Koren is a scholar…

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Posted in Analysis Pro Publica Right Wing Militias

Capitol rioters planned for weeks in plain sight. The police weren’t ready.

Insurrectionists made no effort to hide their intentions, but law enforcement protecting Congress was caught flat-footed. by Logan Jaffe, Lydia DePillis, Isaac Arnsdorf and J. David McSwane The invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was…

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Posted in Black Lives Matter News Policing Right Wing Militias

Probe demanded after footage shows Capitol Police standing aside for pro-Trump mob

“The images of police officers calmly allowing barricades open, letting the crowd enter, and taking selfies inside the building with those who have stormed it cannot go without investigation and penalty.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

Police opened the gates to allow terrorists onto grounds and up the Capitol steps — video

A video posted to the internet yesterday via twitter appears to show that the Capitol Police intentionally opened the gates allowing the mob of white supremacist mob into the building. Then with smiles on their faces took…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

In pictures: Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol Building

“They’re in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling ‘Trump won that election!’ This is insane.” by Common Dreams staff Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Photojournalists and social media users witnessing the events inside the…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

Just before facist mob storms Capitol lie-spewing Trump pleads for election do-over at DC rally

The lame-duck president’s unhinged speech came as members of Congress met to officially certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, January 6, 2021 As members of Congress met on Capitol Hill Wednesday…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

‘Arrest the President’: Accountability demanded after fascist mob incited by Trump storms Capitol building — one dead

Capitol Police confirmed a woman died after being fired on in the Capitol during the riot. “He shouldn’t just be impeached or removed from office. He should be in jail.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday,…

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Trump wins one place — in the souvenir business

It’s time for President Trump to make room for the Biden-Harris administration – at least in Washington’s souvenir shops, where Trump merchandise has gone on deep discount to make room for the new gear. by Concettina Giuliano…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

US Senate in lockdown after pro-Trump supporters storm US Capitol – updated

‘Really Terrifying Stuff’ “I’ve been reporting from the capitol for 11 years, nearly every working day. Never seen it like this.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 1-pm MST This is a developing…

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Posted in Columns Community organizing Politics Wade Rathke

Celebrate, but keep it real, here come the Congressional Mod Squad

by Wade Rathke Wednesday, January 6, 2021 New Orleans   Victories have a thousand fathers and defeats are orphan children, or something like that. ACORN, the Voter Purge Project, and Labor Neighbor are glad to count…

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