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Inconclusive results from Sunday's election in Lebanon showed no outright winner and resulted in Hezbollah and its political allies losing their majority in Parliament. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
The Catholic Church has condemned Israeli police for their violent attack on last Friday's funeral for Shireen Abu Akleh, with their top official in Jerusalem calling the attack a severe violation of international norms and regulations. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
The State Department said Monday it will reinstate the Cuba Family Reunification Parole program, expanding visa processing and making it easier for families to visit relatives in Cuba. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
John Roberts ruled that the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech protects the right of a candidate to use unlimited post-election contributions to repay loans made to their campaign. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
New York is preparing to raise its COVID alert level to "high" for the second time this month. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
Shanghai says it's achieved "zero-COVID" status after a lockdown affecting some 25 million residents is now in its seventh week. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is isolating at home with moderate symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
Russia says they do not have issue with Finland and Sweden joining NATO so long as the two states don't expand new military basis in the region. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to advance advance a $40 billion military and economic aid package for Ukraine, with the entire Democratic Caucus supported the measure. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
Russia now controls all of Mariupol after more than 260 Ukrainian troops were evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
The U.S. has propped up two major baby formula brands, creating monopolies whose market dominance helped trigger a nationwide baby formula shortage, explains @TheProspect's @ddayen.
President Biden has approved a plan to deploy up to 500 U.S. troops to Somalia after Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was sworn in as president. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
Talia Lavin (@swordsjew) spent nearly a year impersonating right-wing white supremacists online, assuming false identities to infiltrate their groups. She says chat platforms like 4chan frequented by the Buffalo shooter are "perpetual motion radicalization machines."
Police say the 68-year-old suspect of Sunday's mass shooting in California committed a "politically motivated hate crime" against the Taiwanese community. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
The business model behind social media giants like Facebook and Twitter encourages the distribution of hate-filled content and is in part responsible for the Buffalo white supremacist massacre, says @rashadrobinson.
The Buffalo shooter spent months carefully planning his assault and intended to continue his rampage with an attack on a second location. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
David Dayen on the Baby Formula Shortage & Monopolies in the Age of Corporate Power democracynow.org/2022/5/17/baby…
Dozens of Palestinians were injured Monday as Israeli forces attacked a funeral procession of a Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers. Waleed al-Sharif is among 54 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of the year. democracynow.org/2022/5/17/head…
Do Online Forums Act as “Radicalization Machines” for White Supremacists & Mainstream GOP? democracynow.org/2022/5/17/buff…
Buffalo Massacre & Racist Manifesto Fuel Push to Regulate Social Media Platforms Where Hate Flourishes democracynow.org/2022/5/17/unre…
The nationwide baby formula shortage is in part due to the monopolization of the baby formula market, says @TheProspect's @ddayen.
The manifesto of the white supremacist Buffalo shooter was reminiscent of mainstream Republican narratives, says journalist Talia Lavin (@swordsjew).
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Social media companies are profiting from the radicalization of white supremacists, says @rashadrobinson. He says the Buffalo shooter "did not act alone" and that without more government regulation of online platforms, hate and violence will continue to spread.
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Abortion restrictions are inherently racist, explains Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman). She says "the anti-abortion movement is simply the political movement of white supremacists and white nationalists."
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The racist "great replacement theory" has motivated white supremacist attacks including in South Carolina, New Zealand and most recently in Buffalo. Nikki McCann Ramírez of @mmfa explains how Fox News has moved the theory into the mainstream.
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"Prayers and thoughts are not enough," says former Buffalo mayoral candidate @Indiawaltonbflo on this weekend's deadly white supremacist shooting, which left 10 dead and three others wounded. She says if politicians aren't discussing reparations, "it's a nonstarter."
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Voters headed to the polls in Lebanon on Sunday for the first parliamentary elections since 2018. Lebanon is facing a dire economic crisis with the official unemployment rate at 30%. bit.ly/3sE4LUa
The Wall Street Journal reports the oil giant Aramco recently became the world's most valuable company, surpassing Apple. bit.ly/3yzLwPo
India has imposed a ban on wheat exports, citing a risk to the nation's food security caused in part by the war in Ukraine, as well as a massive heat wave. bit.ly/3lcDXGz
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made a secret trip with other Republican lawmakers to meet Ukraine's President Zelensky in Kyiv on Saturday, days before an expected vote on a $40 billion military and economic aid package for Ukraine. bit.ly/3Mizluj
I was on @democracynow this morning to discuss how Tucker Carlson packages his "ready-for-cable" version of the great replacement conspiracy with all of the context clues viewers need to make the connections with its more extreme iterations. mediamatters.org/fox-news/media…
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Pro-choice protests took place in over 400 cities and towns on Saturday, kick-starting what organizers are calling a "summer of rage." bit.ly/3sFVKdk
Monday marked the final full day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's closely watched primary races in Pennsylvania. democracynow.org/2022/5/16/head…
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been sworn in as Somalia's next president after beating 35 other candidates in a long-overdue election. He previously led Somalia from 2012 to 2017. democracynow.org/2022/5/16/head…
Voters headed to the polls in Lebanon on Sunday for the first parliamentary elections since 2018. Lebanon is facing a dire economic crisis with the official unemployment rate at 30%. democracynow.org/2022/5/16/head…
At least 16 Palestinians were injured this weekend in the West Bank city of al-Bireh when Israeli forces attacked a Nakba Day protest. democracynow.org/2022/5/16/head…
The Wall Street Journal reports the oil giant Aramco recently became the world's most valuable company, surpassing Apple. democracynow.org/2022/5/16/head…
The two-time Olympic gold medalist and seven-time WNBA all-star has been jailed in Russia since February after cannabis oil was allegedly found in her luggage when she flew into Russia to play during the WNBA's offseason. democracynow.org/2022/5/16/head…
India has imposed a ban on wheat exports, citing a risk to the nation's food security caused in part by the war in Ukraine, as well as a massive heat wave. democracynow.org/2022/5/16/head…
The Kremlin has accused Western nations of waging a "hybrid war" against Russia. "We did everything to avoid a direct clash, but now that the challenge has been thrown down, we of course accept it," said Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. democracynow.org/2022/5/16/head…
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made a secret trip with other Republican lawmakers to meet Ukraine's President Zelensky in Kyiv on Saturday, days before an expected vote on a $40 billion military and economic aid package for Ukraine. democracynow.org/2022/5/16/head…
Abortion rights activist Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) says the Democratic establishment hasn't tried hard enough to save Roe v. Wade, all the while using abortion as a fundraising talking point.
Sweden and Finland formally announced that they will seek to join NATO within days, ending decades of neutrality. democracynow.org/2022/5/16/head…
"Antiracist Baby'' author Ibram X. Kendi says white supremacy will "only get worse" without antiracist education.
From the archives: Filmmaker Celina Escher discusses her documentary "Fly So Far" (@FlySoFarFilm) about the total ban on abortion in El Salvador, where numerous people have been imprisoned for miscarriages and stillbirths. democracynow.org/2021/7/13/fly_…
Pro-choice protests took place in over 400 cities and towns on Saturday, kick-starting what organizers are calling a "summer of rage." democracynow.org/2022/5/16/head…
Former Buffalo mayoral candidate and organizer @Indiawaltonbflo details how systemic racism plagues her hometown — the site of this weekend's deadly white supremacist shooting.
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