I’m back to regularly posting again. Here’s some belated stories, from the racist rhetoric of Blue Lives Matter to Donald Trump’s “law and order” speech at the RNC, to a White Lives Matter rally staged by Nazis. Continue reading “Headlines — 7/30/16”→
Donald Trump spreads Islamophobia in Rhode Island, Jim Webb denounces the replacement of Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill, the religious right continues to attack gay-straight alliances, and more. Continue reading “Headlines — 4/25/16”→
A right-wing militant was plotting to overthrow the government of West Virginia, David Duke believes Donald Trump can rehabilitate Hitler’s legacy, the chairman of the Travis County, TX Republican Party continues to embarrass the GOP, and more. Continue reading “Headlines — 3/18/16”→
We Hunted the Mammoth – YouTube skeptic Thunderf00t unleashes an online hate mob against a critic. CounterPunch – Black churches are burning again. Think Progress – After students vote to take it down, Ole Miss will no longer fly state flag. The Electronic Intifada – Israeli settlers want New York police tactics in Jerusalem. Media Matters – GOP politicians, right-wing media to attend global anti-LGBT hate group conference in Utah. PinkNews – Germaine Greer says ‘lop[ping] off your dick’ and ‘wear[ing] a dress doesn’t make you a fucking woman.’ Talking Points Memo – Shocking videos show officer flip desk, drag high school girl across floor. The Guardian – Chris Christie says Black Lives Matter is calling for the ‘murder of police.’ Indianapolis Star – FBI hate crime probe launched in Indiana University student attack.
Equality Matters – Associated Press properly identifies the hate group representing Kim Davis. The Huffington Post – Being LGBT in Southeast Asia: Stories of abuse, survival, and tremendous courage. The Daily Beast – Tennessee apologizes to God for gay marriage. Right Wing Watch – Theodore Shoebat says that homosexuality leads to cannibalism and that those who refuse to submit to Christianity should be killed.
The Electronic Intifada – Are pro-Israel bullies on U.S. campuses planning dirtier tactics? The Atlantic – A call to defend Muslims from armed protests. Business Insider – The number of homicides of transgender people this year has reached ‘crisis’ levels. Raw Story – Ben Carson says next Holocaust ‘can happen’ in U.S. because of gun control. Think Progress – Fox News posts anti-Semitic screed blaming Jews for the Holocaust.
Jacobin – A guide to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks. Raw Story – Cops make disgusting online ‘memorial’ mocking death of Ferguson’s Mike Brown. We Hunted the Mammoth – Pickup artist Roosh Valizadeh declares victory in Montreal, gets drink tossed in his face. Media Matters – GOP 2016 contenders court misogynist pundit in Atlanta. The Guardian – Donald Trump banned from conservative gathering over menstruation jibe at Megyn Kelly. Haaretz – Does Israel’s president want to be FW De Klerk or Shimon Perez? VICE – ‘Talking about my abortion.’
Slate – Shira Banki, a 16-year-old girl who was stabbed at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade, has died. Raw Story – Woman goes on incomprehensible, racist rant after hearing Spanish at an IHOP. Salon – The FBI built a database that can catch rapists — almost nobody uses it. Feministing – We don’t need rich, white actresses’ comments on sex work. Jezebel – New Ghostbusters cast visits children’s hospital and immediately attract trolls. Media Matters – Conservative media pretend federal taxpayers foot the bill for abortions. VICE – Shockingly, a porno featuring hijabis and niqabis is not very sensitive toward Islam. Crooks & Liars – Why Ben Shapiro is such a twerp for inciting Zoey Tur.
The New York Times – Ultra-Orthodox Israeli stabs 6 at a gay pride parade for a second time, police say. SFGate – Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders. Huffington Post – Mike Huckabee won’t rule out using federal troops to stop abortions. Raw Story – Rep. Steve King thinks people will now marry lawnmowers since same-sex marriage is legal. Think Progress – 18-month-old baby burned alive in reported fire bomb attack by right-wing radicals. We Hunted the Mammoth – A Voice for Men fired its news director for refusing to defend Bill Cosby. Wonkette – Anti-abortion group Live Action compares Sarah Silverman to Hitler for defending Planned Parenthood.