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Trump’s demagogic ploy with the freshman lawmaker raises the more serious question of who and what led to the “Day of Planes,” writes Max Blumenthal. By Max Blumenthal Special to Consortium News As Donald Trump sharpens his re-election messaging, he has sought to make a foil out of freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar, homing in […]

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'American Taliban' Lindh To Be Released From Prison Next Month

April 17, 2019           |                                       

John Walker Lindh, an American who pleaded guilty in 2002 to fighting for the Taliban, is to be released in May after serving 17 years in prison. Court papers filed this month said the 38-year-old, dubbed “American Taliban,” will be released from prison in Indiana on May 23. Documents filed last week with the federal […]

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Racism is often exposed when two people of different races do the same thing but get treated very differently—like when the nation’s first black President is also the first one expected to show a birth certificate. The latest politician of color to get special treatment is U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, who is […]

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Pulitzers Awarded to Newsrooms for Coverage of 3 Mass Shootings

April 15, 2019           |                                       

NEW YORK—The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the horrifying mass shootings in 2018 at a high school, a synagogue and a newsroom itself. The Associated Press won in the international reporting category for […]

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Omar Says More Death Threats Coming Since Trump Pushed Video

April 15, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “This is endangering lives,” she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. “It has to stop.” Her statement late Sunday followed an announcement by […]

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Take Down ‘Dangerous’ Tweet of Ilhan Omar Video, Pelosi Tells Trump

April 14, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Donald Trump’s retweet of a video that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The California Democrat also called on Trump to take down the video. Soon […]

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Democratic presidential candidates, led by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, spoke out forcefully in defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar this weekend, after the president of the United States risked inciting violence against the Muslim Congresswoman by endorsing the false claim that she downplayed the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Ilhan Omar is a leader with […]

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Democrats Urged to Speak Out After Trump’s Latest Attack on Ilhan Omar

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Ocasio-Cortez Is Winning the Battle Against GOP Sexists A Progressive US Policy Must Extend Beyond Open Borders Trump’s New Proposal Cheats 8 Million Working People of Overtime Pay Insurance Industry Whistleblower Exposes Effort to Crush Medicare for All Strikes Are the Only Way Out of Our Current Crisis “Medicare-X” Wouldn’t Expand Access to Reproductive Health […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar is being targeted once again by both Republicans and Rupert Murdoch’s right wing media machine, raising concerns among her supporters and colleagues about the level of hate being directed at her—and prompting a vigorous defense from some of her fellow House freshmen. “Are Murdoch-owned media outlets—Fox News, the New York Post—trying to […]

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., both took aim this week at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an escalation of recent attacks by ensconced elements of the party against newer members of Congress. Ocasio-Cortez, who is often charged by Democrats in Congress with dividing the party, has not […]

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“No to NATO” Protest Washington DC, March 30, 2019 (Photo from UNAC) This week, the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries met in Washington, DC. NATO was greeted with bi-partisan support from Congress and by protesters who held actions and events from Saturday, March 30 through their meeting at the US […]

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Over 30 Killed Across Afghanistan as Taliban Seizes District

April 1, 2019           |                                       

At least 14 people were killed and a number of others wounded in the Ghazni Province, in eastern Afghanistan. According to officials, many of the casualties were students between the ages of 10 and 16 who were caught up in mortar attacks. Most of the Taliban atttacks in and around Ghazni were focused on checkpoints, […]

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Rising Politics of Intolerance and the Need for Unity

April 1, 2019           |                                       

Over the last 20 years extreme right-wing groups have been on the rise throughout the world. They share a belief in white supremacism and conspiracy theories that allege there is a global plot to replace white Christian populations with Muslims and people of color. As socio-economic inequality has grown and immigration increased the reactionary ideology […]

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New Zealand fascist killer had known Australian far-right links By Mike Head 28 March 2019 Substantial evidence has emerged in recent days that Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian who gunned down 50 people in a premeditated attack on two mosques in New Zealand on March 15, had intensive links with far-right groups in Australia. Despite […]

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The US coup with the self-proclaimed Venezuelan puppet president Juan Guaidó has been failing. Right-wing Latin American countries and the European Union, while willing to go along with the charade farce president, have not been willing to take military action against Venezuela. This week the US was caught seeking to create violent chaos with imported […]

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