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Antifa And The United States of Fascism Hysteria


Comment: Do keep in mind that the author is being deliberately sarcastic and facetious in some places in order to drive his excellent points home.

So it's been an exciting few weeks for Antifa and the rest of the neoliberal Resistance. OK, they haven't yet managed to overthrow the Putin-Nazi occupation government (hereinafter "POG"), but they've definitely got "the Fash" on the run. "Fascism" hysteria is spreading like wildfire. Liberal Twitter mobs are out for blood. At this point, it's only a matter of time until the sleeping giant of normality awakens and purges America of the fascist filth that have Putin-Nazified this once great nation.

Antifa has been at the vanguard of the fight, smashing the Fash on both East and West Coasts. In Portland, where a gang of neo-fascist anti-masturbationists known as the "Proud Boys" had assembled for a self-promotional street fight they were billing as the "Battle of Portland 2," Antifa militants positively identified and preventatively beat the living snot out of a journalist named Andy Ngo. To prevent him from snitching to the fascist cops (who are allegedly working hand in hand with POG), they self-defensively robbed him, sprayed him with silly string, and pelted him with vegan milkshakes.

Now, before you get all up in arms about Antifa assaulting and robbing journalists, you need to know a couple of things. First, according to Antifa spokespersons, and those bloodthirsty liberal Twitter mobs, Andy Ngo is a "fascist adjacent," and possibly even a card carrying fascist. Antifa representative Alexander Reid Ross claims that Ngo is personally responsible for putting people's names on a Nazi "kill-list" (or at least that Ngo's writing has been published by Quillette, which published an article by someone else that some fascists read and copied people's names from), so, basically, he deserves to die.


Italian police seize missile, guns and neo-Nazi material in raid on far-right militants

© Polizia di Stato
Italian police have found an arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, 20 guns and neo-Nazi material, in a series of raids on far right groups which fought against rebels in Ukraine's eastern breakaway republics.

Along with the missile, police found nine assault rifles, a sub-machine gun, seven pistols and three shotguns, in an operation led by the General Investigations and Special Operations Division, which specializes in investigating groups linked to organized crime and terrorism.


Chicago police commander who oversaw Jussie Smollett investigation reassigned after 100-mph pursuit by Indiana trooper

Chicago police Cmdr. Edward Wodnicki
© Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune
Chicago police Cmdr. Edward Wodnicki speaks with the media on Feb. 21, 2019 in Chicago.
A commander of a Chicago police detective division was reassigned while the department investigates allegations that he refused to stop when an Indiana state trooper tried to pull him over for speeding last month.

Area Central Cmdr. Edward Wodnicki was headed west on Interstate 94 in an unmarked department car, his blue lights flashing, when the trooper tried to stop him near Chesterton, about 45 miles from Chicago, according to the Indiana State Police.

"While patrolling I-94, I observed a vehicle having emergency blue lights on at a high rate of speed with Illinois plates," a trooper wrote in a report. "The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued."

Wodnicki's Ford Fusion was clocked at more than 100 mph at one point while the commander was on a cellphone, dispatch records show.

"Not stopping," a trooper reported. "On his cell phone. He is not stopping. Passing. Waved at me when I pulled up next to him."

State police deployed spike strips, but the commander stopped before driving over them, records show.

"Request supervisor come to the scene," a trooper reported. "This is a Chicago PD unit. ... Driver advised he was enroute to his office in Chicago."

Car Black

Hot wheels: Russian driver sends car flying & flips it twice at shopping mall parking lot

Cat stunt
A bizarre road crash was caught on CCTV cameras in Siberia, where an unidentified driver managed to flip his car twice in the air before crashing it. Moreover, the driver managed to walk away from the freak accident.

A couple of gravity-defying videos, worthy of a Hollywood - or, rather Bollywood movie - emerged online and promptly went viral on Friday. The accident unfolded near a shopping mall in the city of Omsk a day before, when an unidentified driver hit an "obstacle," local police said.


Flushing drugs could create 'meth gators', warn Tennessee police

© Global Look / Bruce Bennett
"Got Meth?"
If you thought alligators were a force to be reckoned with, then you've never met one hopped up on methamphetamine. That's precisely why one police department has asked that residents keep their illicit drugs out of the sewers.

The police in Loretto, Tennessee issued the request on Saturday, after officers caught a suspect in the act of disposing contraband down the toilet during a drug bust.

"Folks... please don't flush your drugs m'kay," the department wrote in a Facebook post. "When you send something down the sewer pipe it ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream."

If it made it far enough we could create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama. They've had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help.


Protests and walkout mar Amazon's 'Prime Day' mega-sale

Protesting Amazon
© Google News
As millions of people take advantage of sales on Amazon's Prime Day, some employees and activists will use the two-day event to complain about how the company treats workers.

Employees at an Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minn., plan to walk off the job Monday during the last 3 hours of the day shift and the first 3 hours of the night shift. They say although Amazon has raised hourly wages to $16 to $20 -- more than double the federal minimum -- the company sets unrealistic expectations and quotas.

"They try to get someone to work as hard as you can under the threat of being fired," two-year employee Tyler Hamilton told CBS News. "As much as they can, they figure out ways to collect data and measure work."

Employees also complain of unsafe work conditions, lack of communication from supervisors and an over-reliance on temporary workers.

"We're forced to work like machines," Hibaq Mohamed told Forbes. "I see it as abuse."

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Star of David

Israeli machine of dispossession crushes hopes of inspirational Palestinian family

Jawad Siyam
© Heidi Levine/The National
Jawad Siyam points to large cracks in the walls of Silwan, site of Israel's tunnel digging,
The struggle of Jawad Siyam perfectly illustrates the relentless oppression faced by all Palestinians.

Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organisation.

The family's defeat represented much more than just another eviction. It was intended to land a crushing blow against the hopes of some 20,000 Palestinians living in the shadow of the Old City walls and Al Aqsa mosque.

Dozens of families in the Silwan neighbourhood have endured the same fate as the Siyams, and the Israeli courts have approved the imminent eviction of many hundreds more Palestinians from the area. But, unlike those families, the Siyams' predicament briefly caught public attention. That was because one of them, Jawad Siyam, has become a figurehead of Silwan's resistance efforts.

Mr Siyam, a social worker, has led the fight against Elad, a wealthy settler group that since the early 1990s has been slowly erasing Silwan's Palestinian identity in order to remake it as the City of David archeological park.

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Eiffel Tower

150+ arrested amid Bastille Day celebrations marked by tear gas and barricades

paris yellow vests bastille day
© Reuters / Pascal Rossignol
A tale of two sides: Bastille Day in Paris, July 14, 2019
Riot police and anti-government protesters faced off during Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. Dozens of people were arrested, with calls for president Emmanuel Macron to resign again being chanted out loud.

An increasing number of demonstrators flocked to the Champs Elysees avenue around midday on Sunday, setting objects alight and trying to block the iconic street with metal barricades, dustbins and other debris.

Protesters also hurled rocks and bottles at the riot-police present, who responded with tear gas. Several people were injured, reports say, without specifying numbers.

Comment: Macron's party did not go off as triumphantly as planned. Sputnik reports:
French President Emmanuel Macron was met with a less than courteous reception at the Bastille Day parade in Paris on Sunday.
macron bastille day parade
© Reuters/Charles Platiau
Macron heads Bastille day parade
As Macron arrived, driving down the Champs-Elysées in Paris to officially open the military parade which occurs annually to mark France's national day, protesters loudly booed and heckled the president from the sidewalk.

Calls of "Macron resign!" could be heard as the presidential car drove past.

By and large the parade proceeded untarnished, as Macron used the day as a pulpit to demonstrate European military cooperation, surrounded by troops from many EU countries which make up the Paris-based European Intervention Initiative.

Macron hosted a lunch following the parade with other EU leaders such as Germany's Angela Merkel, Belgium's Charles Michel, the Netherlands' Mark Rutte, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. With the UK being represented by David Lidington, deputy to Prime Minister Theresa May.

Parallel to the lunch however, saw an enflaming of protests and demonstrations which saw violent clashes with French police. The police launched tear gas towards crowds as they chanted anti-government and anti-Macron slogans.

The protesters were not dressed in yellow vests as anyone adorned with the garment was refused entry.
protests bastille day paris
© AGence France-Presse/Getty
A protester said: 'We managed to get round security by leaving our yellow vests at home, and this allowed our protest to go ahead. It's a humiliating day for Macron'
152 people were arrested prior to the event however, according to AFP.

Twitter saw varied reactions from users.

Some expressed "solidarity" with the protestors.

Critics of Macron laughed and called the president "pompous and arrogant".

Some even compared Macron to King Louise XVI.

Others referenced recent criticisms of President Trump's decision to add tanks to his own military parade, accusing the critics of having double standards.


Illinois woman gets prison for soliciting husband's murder

Jail cell
A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for soliciting the murder of her 76-year-old husband and helping to conceal his body.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr announced last week that 55-year-old Carmen Stonemark of DeSoto pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit murder and concealment of a homicidal death.


ICE releases report of illegal immigrants who allegedly committed crimes after local cops ignored detention requests

ICE raids officer
Ice raids set to recommence in July
As the Trump administration engages in an operation to locate and deport illegal immigrants across the country, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released a report meant to illustrate the necessity for removing those who have committed crimes.

The first of what will be quarterly "Declined Detainer Reports" details incidents from the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, where law enforcement agencies arrested undocumented immigrants, ignored ICE requests to hold them until federal authorities could pick them up, and then those individuals were arrested on new charges. The report features highlighted cases, including ones where the arrests were for rape, murder, assault, burglary, car theft, drug possession, and DUI.

Comment: The operation has begun in several major cities:
In an exclusive interview on "FOX & friends," Acting ICE Director Matt Albence said while he couldn't speak to anything specifically from an operational perspective, the overarching concern when the agency conducts any sort of enforcement operation is "the safety and security of both our officers that are conducting the operation as well as the public."

"We are doing targeted enforcement actions against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court and have been ordered to be removed by an immigration judge," Albence told Fox News' Griff Jenkins. "We are merely executing those lawfully issued judge's orders."

Albence, who said using the term raid does everyone "a disservice," added the agency is focusing on people who had had the opportunity to make an asylum claim in front of an immigration judge and chose not to do so or didn't appear for their first hearing. The acting director added that ICE gave those individuals the opportunity back in February to arrange for an orderly process to be removed from the country, but only 3 percent of people responded to letters that were sent out.

"At this point, we have no choice but to go out and execute those lawfully-issued removal orders from an immigration judge," he told "FOX & friends."

In addition to the enforcement operation, ICE also released a report on Sunday meant to illustrate the necessity for removing those who have committed crimes.


In the cases described in the report, three of the individuals were eventually caught by ICE and removed from the U.S., one is believed to again be in law enforcement custody while ICE awaits action on a new detainer, and 12 are believed to still be at large.

In one such case, ICE said an illegal immigrant had been arrested and released 10 times by San Francisco police between February 2018 and January 2019, despite ICE issuing detainers. Each of those arrests included charges related to either burglary or a stolen vehicle.

"That individual is a one-man crime spree," Albence said on "FOX & friends."


The operation will target people with final deportation orders on 10 major court dockets, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Miami. Albence said that doesn't mean arrests will be limited to certain areas. Authorities will go where their investigations lead, even if it's five states away from where the case is filed.
the meantime, some city mayors have said since the raids were first announced in June, that they will not cooperate with ICE:
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement that the city has taken steps to support immigrants families, and that ICE agents would get no assistance from the city.

"I reiterated that CPD will not cooperate with or facilitate any ICE enforcement," said the first-term mayor. "I have directed - and Superintendent [Eddie] Johnson has confirmed - that CPD has terminated ICE's access to CPD's databases related to federal immigration enforcement activities."

Meanwhile, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser said her city "remains a proud sanctuary city, and we are committed to protecting the rights of all our immigrant families in the face of these disturbing threats."

Past raids have seen significant opposition from California, and the upcoming roundups are facing similar resistance from the blue state. Gov. Gavin Newsom called the impending removals "cruel."

"I want Californians to know they have legal rights and protections, regardless of their immigration status," said Newsom. "California is a place of refuge - that includes our schools, our courts and our hospitals and clinics. We hold certain institutions sacred and people should continue to access programs and services they need."

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also said his city and local law enforcement wouldn't participate in the operation.

"Los Angeles will always stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters, and our law enforcement officers will never participate in these actions," Garcetti said in a statement. "No Angeleno should ever have to fear being snatched from their home or separated from their loved ones — and we are doing everything we can to provide immigrant families with the information and support they need."

Trump dismissed the opposition on Saturday, saying they were mostly "high crime" cities.

"Well some cities are going to fight it. But if you notice they're generally high crime cities, if you look at Chicago they're fighting it. If you look at other cities they're fighting it. Many of those cities are high crime cities and they're sanctuary cities," he said.
All about preserving your (illegal) voting base?