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Caravan Counter-Protest in San Francisco Reacts to MAGA Insurrectionists in DC
RR | indybay.org | 2021-01-08
Activists from a coalition of groups are calling for people to wake up to the reality of the unprecedented behavior of a sitting president who has legitimized the lie of a stolen election in the eyes of many millions of his supporters and mobilized white supremacist MAGA mobs to rampage, terrorize, and intimidate anyone who stands in their way.

137 Types Of Republican Vote Fraud, Election Theft In 2020 And For 200 Yrs Before
Democracy | indybay.org | 2021-01-08
Republicans this year falsely projected onto Democrats categories of crimes which the GOP has commited for 220 Years…

Is Israel Practicing Vaccine Leadership or Medical Apartheid?
Ariel Gold | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
Israel has a population of around 9 million. About 20 percent of Israel's population are Palestinian citizens of Israel. These people can vote in elections, have representation in the Knesset, and are being vaccinated against COVID-19. But, there are another around 5 million Palestinians who live under Israeli rule, without rights, and like the rest of the world, are suffering from the pandemic.

Uganda: 'Deteriorating' human rights situation in run-up to elections next week
news.un.org | 2021-01-08
The UN human rights office, OHCHR, is urging authorities in Uganda to ensure elections next week are free and peaceful, noting that the arrest of opposition candidates and their supporters are among several "worrying" developments ahead of the vote.

No future: the English Left in retrospect
Richard Seymour | zcomm.org | 2021-01-08
What is next for the English Left after Corbyn-led Labour's crushing electoral defeat in last year's election?>…

Haiti To Hold Elections and Constitutional Referendum This Year
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Provisional Electoral Committee (CEP) President Guylande Mesadieu on Thursday announced the dates for a constitutional referendum and general elections to take place in Haiti this year. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Mark 22 Years of Internationalist Aid in Haiti | The referendum on the Constitution is scheduled for April 25, while the first round of presidential and legislative elections will be held on September 19. Subnational elections will be also held on November 21. | "I wan…

Georgia Twin Runoff Election Results Fuel Right-wing Unrest
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
GR Editor's Note | With regard to the coverage of the Wednesday Capitol Event, Global Research will be publishing opposing and contradictory points of view by several of our authors. | We are dealing with a complex and far-reaching political process. We …

Capitol Hill Violence: America's Reichstag Fire?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
A week before 1933 German general elections, a strategically timed Reichstag fire was falsely blamed on communists. | In response to what happened, President Paul von Hindenburg signed an emergency decree. | Civil liberties were suspended. Weimar Republic democracy died, and Hitler …

Biden Appoints Chief Ukraine Coup-Plotter Victoria Nuland
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-08
Describing it as "one of the darkest days in American history," President-elect Joe Biden denounced Wednesday's spectacular assault on the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. as a coup attempt fomented by Donald Trump. | "I wish we could say we couldn't see it coming, but that isn't true. We could see it coming," the 78-year-old Delawarean said. | The last four years we've had a president who's made his contempt for our democracy, our Constitution, the rule of law, clear in everything he has done. He unleashed an all-out assault on the institutions of our democracy from the outset, and yesterday was but a culmin…

US congresswoman apologises for referencing Hitler at pro-Trump rally
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-08
US congresswoman apologises for referencing Hitler at pro-Trump rally | Republican Mary Miller had initially doubled down on her remarks that 'Hitler was right on one thing – that whoever has the youth has the future' | MEE staff | Fri, 01/08/2021 – 18: 23 | Miller, who has been in office for less than a week, drew widespread condemnation, sparking calls for her to resign over her comments (AFP/File photo) | US Representa…

The real story: Fascist takeover in D.C. isolates Trump
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-08
The following discussion was broadcast Jan. 7 on The Socialist Program podcast.

Censorship in America: The New Abnormal. President Trump Censored by Twitter
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
Speech, media and academic freedoms are too precious to lose. | Without them, all other rights are threatened — totalitarian rule replacing them, enforced by police state harshness. | What happened on Capitol Hill Wednesday has clear earmarks of an orchestrated false …

The Real Story: Fascist Takeover in DC Isolates Trump
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-08
The following discussion was broadcast Jan. 7 on The Socialist Program podcast.

Hangman's Bluff: Trump on the Run
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
Am I the only American who didn't see yesterday's Capitol invasion as a threat to the republic? (I know what you're thinking, "What republic?") But was it as horrific as is being played up by this morning's editorials? By the way, where was that new member of Congress authorized to carry her burner into the…

Trump, the American Dream and the Frontier
Joshua Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
David Graeber once postulated that the reason conservatives hate Hollywood is not just because of the film industry's sanctimonious liberalism but because this liberalism is disseminated by an industry that is profoundly nepotistic. From the Coppolas to the Barrymores to the Fondas to the Gyllenhaals to Gwyneth Paltrow, Matthew Broderick, Daniel Radcliffe, and Jaden Smith,…

Trump and the Organ Grinder's Monkey
Bill Ballas | progressive.org | 2021-01-08
One can't be a leader without followers.

The Threat of Fascism Rears its Head in Washington
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
Let's not mince words: Wednesday's storming of the United States Capitol building was the work of fascism. That it didn't and couldn't succeed, and that Donald Trump is days from being out of the White House, should not blind us to the reality of larger social forces at work. The Orange Menace possibly finished off…

The good, the bad and the ugly: Medical heroes, anti-maskers, and rotten politicians
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-08
We know who the Good are, they are exemplary, the very best of Americans. We know that the bad and ugly are personified by one Donald. J. Trump, someone who bends or breaks any law that stands in his way.

"This Will Be Remembered as a Turning Point": Snowden Warns Against Trump Social Media Ban
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-08
While many breathed a collective sigh of relief when Trump's social media bans were announced, Edward Snowden and other internet freedom advocates warned that the move sets a dangerous precedent.

Far-Right Insurrectionists Organized Capitol Siege on Parler
Hannah Gais and Freddy Cruz | splcenter.org | 2021-01-08
Parler, a conservative alternative to Twitter that has become a haven for far-right extremism of all stripes, proved to be a haven for recruitment and promotion for the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol building.

COVID Scientist Rebekah Jones Condemns Armed Police Raid on Her Home & Florida's Pandemic Response
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-08
As Florida sets new records for daily coronavirus cases, we speak with a whistleblower who was fired in May from the Florida Department of Health after she refused to censor information about the state's COVID-19 outbreak. Rebekah Jones is a data scientist who helped build Florida's coronavirus tracking dashboard, and she says her termination came after she refused to manipulate data to support the state's reopening. In December, police raided Jones's home in Tallahassee, seizing her computer and phone and holding her family at gunpoint, as part of an alleged investigation into a hacking of the Florida Health Dep…

Cuba's revolution continues during the pandemic
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2021-01-08
During the first week of January, Cubans celebrated the 61st anniversary of their great Revolution, marking the day when Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Camilo Cienfuegos and the revolutionary forces entered Havana and ousted the U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. Since the victory in 1959, Cuba has resisted attack after attack by . . . | Continue reading Cuba's revolution continues during the pandemic at Workers.org

Survival of the Fittest? Florida Seniors Forced to Camp Overnight in Cars, Hoping for Vaccine
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-08
As the United States reports record COVID-19 deaths, Florida broke the record for the highest single-day increase in new cases Thursday. Across the state, long lines to get vaccinations against COVID-19 left senior citizens camping in their cars overnight in cold weather, after Governor Ron DeSantis lowered the priority age to 65, 10 years below the CDC recommended age of 75. Those aged 79 and older are reportedly four times as likely to die from COVID. We speak with John and Maria Luisa Schoch, aged 79 and 80, as they enter their second day in line waiting for shots.

VIDEO — ASSANGE: La Nostra Democrazia Dietro Le Sbarre
PANGEA | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
SERVIZIO DA LONDRA DELL'INVIATA DI PANGEA BERENICE GALLI | STASERA 8 GENNAIO SU DAVVERO TV | Mentre il Tribunale di Londra negava il 6 gennaio a Julian Assange il rilascio su cauzione, rimandandolo nel carcere di Belmarsh — la "Guantanamo britannica", la | …

Don't sweep the ugly truth about US 'democracy' under the carpet
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-01-08
As the Capitol Hill 'invasion' by MAGA goes sour and Australian MPs rush to get their stories straight, let's not sweep the ugly truth about US 'democracy' under the carpet, writes Pip Hinman.

Friday 1/8: "Democracy on the Brink" w/ guest Rev. William Barber II of Poor People's Campaign
FSTPPC | indybay.org | 2021-01-08
Online program…

Saturday 1/9: Car Caravan — No Fascist Coup!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2021-01-08
Starts at City Hall• 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102 | then follows a route through the Castro and Mission districts. Lasts about 1.5 hours but you don't have to do the entire route.

In Hong Kong, We Thought We Had More Time
Wilfred Chan | thenation.com | 2021-01-08
In Hong Kong, We Thought We Had More Time…

Austerity, Democrats and the State
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
The cynical D.C. farce around $600 versus $2,000 'stimulus' checks 1) ties in American history back to the pre-Revolutionary practice of delivering the least that will prevent the burning down of key government buildings, 2) serves as cover for the delivery of exponentially larger sums to connected insiders, and 3) illuminates the key impediments to recovering a government that functions for any but the oligarchs. What will be represented by officialdom in coming months as the natural challenges of managing a complex, multilayered and resource-strapped empire, will in fact be the purposeful ordering of political…

Korean workers say POSCO steel company guilty of manslaughter
IndustriALL | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-08
SEOUL–A pattern of fatal accidents at facilities in South Korea belonging to the global steel company POSCO will only be resolved when workers' have the right to organize freely and participate in safety systems, says the Korean Metal Workers' Union (KMWU). Accidents in November and December at POSCO's Gwangyang steelworks in Korea resulted in the …

Ted Cruz tried to defend Trump's coup. He then praised the white supremacist Compromise of 1877
Matthew Rozsa | salon.com | 2021-01-07
Cruz praised the compromise that ended the 1876 election even though it involved imposing white supremacy…

Caravan Counter-Protest in San Francisco Reacts to MAGA Insurrectionists in DC
RR | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
Activists from a coalition of groups are calling for people to wake up to the reality of the unprecedented behavior of a sitting president who has legitimized the lie of a stolen election in the eyes of many millions of his supporters and mobilized white supremacist MAGA mobs to rampage, terrorize, and intimidate anyone who stands in their way.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Union Election Starts Tomorrow
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2021-01-07
Bookshop Santa Cruz workers will be voting tomorrow to get their union legally recognized, and are seeking the community's support.

"Americans Are Now Getting a Mild Taste of Their Own Medicine" of Disrupting Democracy Elsewhere
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-07
World leaders reacted in horror over the storming of the U.S. Capitol, with the U.N. secretary-general calling on political leaders to demand their followers refrain from violence. Leaders of the U.K., New Zealand, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, France, Germany, NATO and the European Council called for a peaceful transfer of power to Joe Biden. Investigative journalist Allan Nairn looks at what steps Trump may take next, and says despite protestations from President-elect Joe Biden and others that the insurrection was "not who we are," the U.S. has a long track record of disrupting democratic processes elsewher…

Ocasio-Cortez Says Cruz and Hawley 'Must Resign'—or Be Expelled From Senate
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-07
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday vehemently rejected a call by Sen. Ted Cruz for lawmakers and Americans to put the current "anger and division behind us," 24 hours after the senator himself baselessly contested the presidential election results. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2021-01-07_at_4.21.52_pm.png

Saunders Celebrates Selection of Mayor Marty Walsh as the Next Labor Secretary
commondreams.org | 2021-01-07

Sri Lankan president orders all state employees to commit to his election manifesto
wsws.org | 2021-01-07
These preparations of Rajapakse are aimed at cementing his autocratic rule and taking on the working class.

China attempts to mediate divisions within ruling Nepal Communist Party
Dustin Noga | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-07
Political unrest and protests have shaken Nepal as Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) called for the dissolution of the parliament on Dec. 20 and for new elections to take place on April 30 and May 10. Prime Minister Oli cited an inability of the NCP to govern because of a lack of …

Trump Admits His Term Is Over and Promises Peaceful Transition
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
U.S. outgoing President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged that his term has ended and promised a "peaceful and orderly" transition. | RELATED: | Trump's Fraud Theory Fails to Convince Media Around the World | He made the announcement after weeks of trying to reverse the U.S. election result, held on November 3, because he believes he is a victim of widespread election fraud. | "Nothing before us proves illegality anywhere near the massive scale that would have tipped the enti…

Brazil: Bolsonaro Cancels Purchase of Syringes for Vaccination
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro suspended the purchase of syringes destined for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign "due to a price increase." | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Loses Interest in Re-Election After Trump's Defeat | "The syringes' cost increased absurdly. The Ministry of Health suspended the purchase until their value returns to normal," Bolsonaro said. | During a broadcast message, the far-right-wing president minimized the pandemic's impact on the country and the need for syringe…

Pro-Trump Insurrectionists Seize Capitol
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
Extremist Republican congressional conservatives began debating the electoral votes that secured President-elect Joe Biden's victory as a Donald Trump-incited mob unleashed real "American carnage" by storming the Capitol building to protest his lost election. Hundreds of demonstrators swarmed past a ring of police and pushed into the Capitol, busting through doors and windows, ransacking offices.

We Have Our Call to Arms
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-07
By Mike Siegel / Original to ScheerPost On January 6, White nationalists sacked the U.S. Capitol at the command of our treasonous President. The same President who on Election Day in November won Texas easily — while dragging multiple Congressional Republicans to victory. There are countless lessons to learn from the Trump insurrection, as well as from the legendary Georgia Senate victories of Rev. | Source…

RSVP? Pence's Press Sec Says VP Never Received Formal Invite to Biden Inauguration
sputniknews.com | 2021-01-07
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Thursday called for US Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the US Constitution's 25th Amendment, which permits the VP to declare a sitting president unfit for office. Under the provision, Congress can also remove the president from office, granting presidential powers to the VP.

Biden Attorney General Pick Merrick Garland Urged to Establish DOJ Task Force to Probe Trump Crimes
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-07
"Donald Trump, and his aides and associates, have engaged in a flurry of unethical, unconstitutional, and often criminal activity, culminating yesterday with the seditious insurrection on the United States Capitol." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12950816481.jpg

Joe Biden Should End the US Pretence over Israel's 'Secret' Nuclear Weapons
Desmond Tutu | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
Every recent US administration has performed a perverse ritual as it has come into office. All have agreed to undermine US law by signing secret letters stipulating they will not acknowledge something everyone knows: that Israel has a nuclear …

Omar Trump Impeachment Resolution Charges 'Attempted Coup Against Our Country'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-07
"The urgency of this moment is real," said the Minnesota Democrat. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_29_0.jpg

Greenpeace Demands Trump Be Removed From Office
commondreams.org | 2021-01-07

Nurses Join Calls for Trump to be Removed 'Sanctions, Accountability Needed for Failed Coup'
commondreams.org | 2021-01-07

President Trump Incites Violence
commondreams.org | 2021-01-07

Rep. Omar Unveils Privileged Impeachment Resolution Against President Donald J. Trump
commondreams.org | 2021-01-07

Trump Auction for Arctic Oil Rights Sees Little Interest: 'Era of Drilling for Oil at Any Cost Is Over'
commondreams.org | 2021-01-07

EWG Calls for Immediate Removal of President Trump from Office
commondreams.org | 2021-01-07

Congress Must Reconvene to Remove Trump
commondreams.org | 2021-01-07

Trump Publicly Acknowledges Transition of Power for First Time
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump released a video on Twitter early Thursday evening in which he publicly ackowledged for the first time that a transition of power is underway. | In a pre-recorded video taped at the White House, Trump said: "A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power." | RELATED: | Pelosi Calls on Congress to Impeach Trump over Capitol Fiasco | The video, released ov…

The Coup in Washington: Why is Anyone Surprised by Trump's Fascist Politics?
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
As I write this, pro-Trump protesters have stormed the U.S. Capitol building seeking to impose Trump's attempted coup on America. Trump's hand in stoking the coup is apparent on multiple fronts. He's been disseminating and mainstreaming baseless electoral fraud conspiracies for months — years really. He encouraged these protesters to head over to Capitol Hill. Once the attacks on and invasion of the Capitol began, he refused to condemn them. And then in his first address to the nation, he poured more fuel on the fire by continuing to traffic in electoral fraud conspiracies. To be perfectly clear, this is no…

De-Mining America After Trump
Tom Engelhardt | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
2021 has indeed begun and god knows what it has in store for us. But unless, somehow, we're surprised beyond imagining, The Donald is indeed going to leave the White House soon and, much as I hate to admit it, in some strange fashion we're going to miss him. Of course, it will be beyond…

Trump's Other Phone Call
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2021-01-07
Is there any doubt now that he incites violence?

Guterres 'shocked' at massacre of civilians in eastern DR Congo
news.un.org | 2021-01-07
The United Nations Secretary-General has expressed shock at the massacre of civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and called on the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The EU Avoids Treating Guaido As 'President' Of Venezuela
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
The European Union avoided referring to the opposition politician Juan Guaido as Venezuela's "acting president" once the mandate of the National Assembly over which he presided expired on Tuesday. | "Venezuela urgently needs a political solution to end the current impasse through an inclusive process of dialogue and negotiation leading to credible, inclusive, and democratic processes," said Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. | He added that the EU will maintain its engagement with all Venezuelan political and social actors, including "Juan Guaido and…

The Black Voters Who Defended Democracy in Georgia
Timothy Pratt | thenation.com | 2021-01-07
The Black Voters Who Defended Democracy in Georgia…

The Black Voters Who Defended Democracy in Georgia
Timothy Pratt | thenation.com | 2021-01-07
The Black Voters Who Defended Democracy in Georgia…

Georgia: Big voter turnout ousts wealthy Republican senators
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2021-01-07
Atlanta Jan. 6 — Georgia voters made history on Jan. 5 by voting into the U.S. Senate Rev. Raphael Warnock, the first ever Black senator from Georgia. Warnock is senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the famed church of Rev. Martin Luther King's family, esteemed for its long . . . | Continue reading Georgia: Big voter turnout ousts wealthy Republican senators at Workers.org

Long live the DPRK! Long live socialism!
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-01-07
Workers World Party sent the following message to the Eighth Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea, taking place this month. Monument to the Workers' Party of Korea, Pyongyang January 1, 2021 Comrade Kim Jong Un Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of . . . | Continue reading Long live the DPRK! Long live socialism! at Workers.org

$740 Billion Pentagon Bill receives all but six Democrat votes in Senate
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-07
"The United States government should be responding to the needs, to the desperation, of families in our country at this time."

Bookshop Santa Cruz Union Election Starts Tomorrow
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2021-01-06
Bookshop Santa Cruz workers will be voting tomorrow to get their union legally recognized, and are seeking the community's support.

In Pictures: Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol Building
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2021-01-06
"They're in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling 'Trump won that election!' This is insane." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/capitol_hill_chaos_1.jpg

Don't dismiss Trump's "Stop the Steal" tantrum: The GOP is trolling our democracy to death
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2021-01-06
Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley know their objections to Biden's win will fail, but that doesn't make their stunt harmless…

Human Rights Watch Urges Biden to End Trump's 'Devastating' Remain In Mexico Policy
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-06
The global organization Human Rights Watch urged President-elect Joe Biden to "quickly and decisively" end a two-year-old policy under which tens of thousands of asylum seekers have been forced to stay in squalid and often dangerous makeshift shelters in Mexico. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1193073687_1.jpg

Assange Extradition Denial Indicts US Prison System But Imperils Journalism
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
Julian Assange's legal victory this week was bittersweet. In a stunning decision, British judge Vanessa Baraitser denied Donald Trump's request for extradition of Assange to the United States, ruling that he was at high risk of suicide if he were …

Donald Trump Jr. claps back at GOP after losing Senate — then vainly tries to control Capitol chaos
Roger Sollenberger | salon.com | 2021-01-06
But a senior campaign official says the president's "addiction to every conspiracy theory" made victory impossible…

U.S. Capitol in lockdown after Trump unleashes violent mob on Congress
Roger Sollenberger | salon.com | 2021-01-06
At least one person shot as pro-Trump protesters invade Capitol, reach House and Senate chambers and offices…

Citing 'Open Sedition,' Rep. Ilhan Omar Vows Trump Impeachment Resolution
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-06
"Today, I watched as armed terrorists stormed the United States Capitol," the Minnesota congresswoman wrote. "We should not mince words about what this was: a coup attempt." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/barb.jpg

President and CEO of the NAACP Releases Statement on Disruption of Peaceful Transition of Power and Calls for Impeachment of President Trump
commondreams.org | 2021-01-06

Stand Up America Calls for Congress to Immediately Impeach and Remove Trump
commondreams.org | 2021-01-06

Remove Trump from Office
commondreams.org | 2021-01-06

Meet DLive: The Livestreaming Platform Used by Trump's Capitol Insurrectionists
splcenter.org | 2021-01-06
Far-right extremists livestreamed on the fringe, youth-targeted gaming website DLive on Wednesday during an unprecedented breach of the U.S. Capitol building that left at least four people dead and others wounded. One of the extremists livestreamed on DLive from the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Hatewatch observed while monitoring the events.

Exit in disgrace
Tom H. Hastings | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-06
Trump has taken shame to a new low, a depth only achievable by someone with zero sense of shame and thus no behavior brakes.

In 2021, the Best Way to Fight Neofascist Republicans is to Fight Neoliberal Democrats
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-06
The threat of fascism will hardly disappear when Donald Trump moves out of the White House in two weeks. On Capitol Hill, the Republicans who've made clear their utter contempt for democracy will retain powerful leverage over the U.S. government. And they're securely entrenched because Trumpism continues to thrive in much of the country. Yet,…

Joel Bakan on How Good Corporations Are Bad for Democracy
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-06
Fifteen years ago, University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan came out with a book and movie titled — The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power. That book and movie embedded in the American mind the idea of a corporation as a psychopath. Bakan analyzed the corporation the way a psychiatrist would analyze…

"Miscarriage of Justice": No Charges Against White Kenosha Officer Who Shot & Paralyzed Jacob Blake
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-06
In Kenosha, Wisconsin, District Attorney Michael Graveley has announced that no charges will be filed against the white police officer who fired seven shots at Jacob Blake, paralyzing the 29-year-old Black man in August. Officer Rusten Sheskey fired the shots at point-blank range into Blake's back as he leaned into his car, with his three children, aged 3, 5 and 8, inside the vehicle. Prosecutors maintain the shooting was in self-defense because Blake had a small knife in the car. Video of Blake's shooting sparked an uprising in Kenosha in August against systemic racism and police brutality. Blake's family denoun…

Progressives Back Rep. Cori Bush's Resolution to Expel Lawmakers Who Incited Violent Siege of Capitol
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-06
"This is the standard for Democratic members of Congress right now." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12296856511.jpg

"This Is Voter Suppression"
Latosha Brown | zcomm.org | 2021-01-06
198,000 Georgia Residents Were Illegally Purged from Voter Rolls…

Democrats set to secure historic win in Georgia's senate run-offs
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
While Democratic candidates leading by a significant margins over the Republican incumbents, the two seats will tilt the balance of power in the US Senate towards the Democrats…