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TRUMP REMAINS SILENT ON NEO-NAZIS AFTER VIOLENT RALLY

 

WASHINGTON – Senior Trump administration officials on Sunday characterized the killing of a 32 year-old woman at a white supremacist rally in Virginia as an act of domestic terrorism, and the event precipitating her death as one motivated by hatred and bigotry, amid questions from Republican lawmakers over the president’s refusal to address the racist nature of the event.

Neo-Nazi and white nationalist groups seeking to preserve Confederate iconography and “Christian heritage” in the American South organized a march on the college town of Charlottesville over the weekend, where roughly 6,000 participants – virtually all white, and mostly male – chanted antisemitic slogans, hailed Hitler and flew flags with swastikas, stars and bars. The targets of their signs and slogans were Jews, African-Americans and immigrants of color.

Clashes turned violent once counterprotesters encountered the hateful gang. At least 34 were reported injured by the end of the day, including 19 maimed after a man marching with one of the inequality advocacy groups rammed his car at high speed into the counterprotesting crowd.

That act – which led to one death – is now being treated as a terrorist incident by federal law enforcement officials.
“Of course it’s terrorism,” said President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster speaking on several Sunday morning television shows.

But Trump himself kept silent after making a statement on Saturday that drew widespread criticism across the political aisle. The president condemned, “in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides – on many sides,” he said, seemingly drawing equivalence between neo-Nazi groups and those in its crosshairs.

More than half of the Republican caucus in the Senate, elder GOP statesmen and several party governors called on Trump to be more specific in his condemnation: “Call evil by its name,” said Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado.

But clarification was left to his surrogates, who at once said his statement applied to the Ku Klux Klan members marching on Saturday, while defending the vagueness of his on-camera remarks.

“The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry, and hatred,” said one White House spokesman. “Of course, that includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups. He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together.”

Yet another White House official told local US press to look closely at the counterprotesters, some of whom came with helmets and chemical irritants prepared for a fight.

Administration officials conceded that the president ad-libbed the most controversial part of his otherwise prepared remarks: That hatred was coming from both sides of the protest, named by its organizers as an effort to “Unite the Right” behind white nationalist principles.

The most influential presidential surrogate to call out protesters by their names was Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, who is Jewish and was observing the Sabbath as the violence played out on national television.

“There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazis,” Ivanka wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “We must all come together as Americans.”

Virginia’s governor declared a state of emergency as the protests grew, and the National Guard was called in to assist in containing the event. Charlottesville’s Mayor Michael Signer insisted that the city is “progressive, modern and tolerant” – and for that very reason a target of those throughout the region seeking to maintain white supremacy in its governance.

Signer – who himself is Jewish – said the president’s “repeated failure to step up, to condemn, denounce” white nationalists, antisemites and racial bigots was a dog whistle for groups to rally in the public square.

“I hung my head – it was more of a lot of the same that we’ve seen,” Signer told CNN. “Look at the campaign he ran.”

Indeed, one popular neo-Nazi Internet forum, called the Daily Stormer, ran a statement on Saturday that it considers Trump’s silence to be permissive.

“Trump comments were good,” wrote the Nazi website. “He didn’t attack us… no condemnation at all. When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good.”

Trump has doggedly avoided condemning his white supremacist, white nationalist and neo-Nazi supporters ever since entering politics a mere two years ago. After receiving an endorsement during his 2016 presidential campaign from David Duke, a former congressman and KKK member, Trump claimed not to know about him, about the organization or about like-minded groups that have rallied around him as their standard-bearer.

In an interview last year with The Jerusalem Post, Duke – who attended the Charlottesville rally – said white nationalists are attracted to Trump because they believe he factors his own racial identity into his politics.

“I don’t really use the term white nationalism, but I do want to preserve my heritage – just like Jews do,” said Duke. “And I think deep down inside, Donald Trump knows where his roots are. He’s concerned about the general heritage of this country.”

“The fact that some of his family is intermarried doesn’t really change that,” he added, in reference to Ivanka Trump.

In Virginia on Saturday, Duke told local media the event was in effect a rally for Trump’s base, encouraging the president to follow through on his campaign promises.

Israeli leaders took notice of the sight of Nazi flags flying in Old Dominion. The right-wing Bayit Yehudi’s leader, Naftali Bennett, said on Sunday: “Nazi symbols and flags waving freely in the US do not only harm the Jewish community and other minorities, they disrespect the American soldiers who gave their lives to protect the US and the world from the Nazis.”

Bennett then called on “American leaders to condemn and reject the antisemitism that was displayed in recent days.”

Trump offered no comment on Twitter throughout the day on Sunday and had no public events.

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State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville on Saturday as a protest of a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate general turned violent, leaving several people injured and threatening to plunge the area into chaos.

Protesters clashed in the historic college town, home to the University of Virginia, as white nationalists — some waving Confederate flags, chanting Nazi-era slogans, wearing helmets and carrying shields — converged on the statue of Robert E. Lee in the city’s Emancipation Park and the surrounding streets. The protest was the apparent culmination of more than a year of debate and division over the fate of the statue.

Saturday’s rally was supposed to start at noon, but the scene at the park had grown chaotic by late morning, with white nationalists and neo-Nazis facing off with Black Lives Matter demonstrators and other counterprotesters. Inside the park, which was encircled with metal barricades and the police, hundreds of white nationalists gathered around the Lee statue, chanting phrases like “You will not replace us,” and “Jew will not replace us.”

Outside the park, a huge mass of counterprotesters grew, shouting phrases like “Nazi scum.” By 11:35 a.m., the police had retreated, the barricades had come down and fights had broken out. People were seen clubbing one another in the streets. Pepper spray filled the air as the police attempted to contain the situation.

By 11 a.m., when the city declared the state of emergency, several people had been injured, including a University of Virginia police officer. It was unclear if the injuries were serious. The governor, Terry McAuliffe, followed with his own declaration an hour later.

“The acts and rhetoric in #Charlottesville over past 24 hours are unacceptable & must stop,” Governor McAuliffe said on Twitter. “A right to speech is not a right to violence.”

Charlottesville has been bracing for what feels like an invasion of alt-right demonstrators, here for what they are calling a “Unite the Right” rally. On Friday night, hundreds of them, carrying lit torches, marched on the picturesque grounds of the university, founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson.

University officials said one person was arrested and charged Friday night with assault and disorderly conduct, and several others were injured. Among those hurt was a university police officer injured while making the arrest, the school said in a statement.

Theresa A. Sullivan, the president of the university, strongly condemned the Friday demonstration in a statement, calling it “disturbing and unacceptable.”

Violent Africans Storm Spanish Enclave in “WW Z” Type Zombie Attack

At least 300 Africans – out of a mob of thousands – broke through the border fence surrounding the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa, in an attack which mirrored the mass zombie attack portrayed in the Hollywood movie WW Z.”

(New Observer Online)

The co-ordinated mass African attack started at 5 a.m. at the fence near Tarajalat. They stormed the fence en masse, nearly overwhelming the border guards.

Many were stopped, but around three hundred managed to break into the tiny enclave, which is located on the Moroccan coastline on the North African coast.

The invaders were remanded then to an immigration detention center where they submitted formal “asylum” requests, even though none of them come from countries which qualify in the slightest manner for “refugee” status.

Their intention is—as has previously been shown—to simply get to mainland Europe, where they quickly “vanish” while the race-denying liberals “consider” the “asylum” applications.

The African invaders were filmed celebrating their successful attack.

Last week, 73 African invaders used wire cutters to break through the razor-wire fencing to gain access to Ceuta. Spanish border police stopped another 180 invaders from entering through the hole.

Spain’s Interior Ministry estimated the number of invaders who had reached Spain via the border fence route had totaled 3,200 in 2016. So far in 2017, they say, that number has already doubled.

In February alone, about 850 African invaders pretending to be “refugees” stormed over the Ceuta border in a concentrated attack lasting four days.

Outing transgender people (FAGGOTS) isn’t just offensive, it’s violent (VERY VERY VERY GOOD!!!!)

In 2013, the death of a transgender elementary school teacher became one of the few cases of a transgender woman’s death making international news. Lucy Meadows committed suicide three months after her private transition was deemed newsworthy by multiple media outlets, including the Daily Mail. A coroner told the press “shame on all of you” as he ruled the public outing Meadows’ cause of death, singling out the Daily Mail for “ridicule and humiliation” and “character assassination.”

A year later, a story was published in Grantland that initially drew mass praise from readers. Dr. V’s Magical Putter was a piece of investigative journalism about a magical golf club that got a little too investigative when the reporter couldn’t find evidence of the degree of the scientist who invented it. After realising this was because she was trans, the reporter outed her in the longform article. The story’s last chapter involved the scientist committing suicide.

These are the women who don’t have the option of turning their private struggles into a lucrative Vanity Fair cover story and subsequent reality television series. Or, as in the case of filmmaker Lilly Wachowski — who came out as a transgender woman yesterday following a disturbingly familiar threat by the Daily Mail to do the outing for her — are simply not ready to.

“My sister Lana and I have largely avoided the press,” Wachowski wrote in a witty but poignant open letter last night. “I find talking about my art frustratingly tedious and talking about myself a wholly mortifying experience. I knew at some point I would have to come out publicly. You know, when you’re living as an out transgender person it’s … kind of difficult to hide. I just wanted — needed some time to get my head right, to feel comfortable.”

Wachowski then recalls the Daily Mail as playing a large role in the outing of Meadows, before diving into the real issue: outing transgender people paints them as somehow fraudulent where in reality they are the victims. Psychological attacks on transgender people can certainly have devastating consequences. Statistics show that the increase of trans narratives on television definitely doesn’t mean less violent attacks on the street, in subway cars, or in public restroom facilities. More murders against transgender people were reported (reported being a keyword) in 2015 than in any other year

“…though we have come a long way since Silence of the Lambs,” Wachowski writes, “we continue to be demonised and vilified in the media where attack ads portray us as potential predators to keep us from even using the goddamn bathroom. The so-called bathroom bills that are popping up all over this country do not keep children safe, they force trans people into using bathrooms where they can be beaten and or murdered. We are not predators, we are prey.”

Wachowski has the privilege of money and a supportive family, which she readily acknowledges. For the 32-year-old school teacher, or the transgender man who inexplicably became the subject of a New York Times advice column suggesting the woman he was dating out him to her friends, the choice to not make public appearances isn’t exactly a viable career move.

Violence against transgender people isn’t only scarily common. It’s also scarily easily to score a Get Out of Jail Free card in these cases. In literally every state except California, the “trans panic defense” is still a legitimate excuse for someone to murder a trans person without facing legal repercussions. Precedent for this defence allows that “repulsion” is a good enough reason to commit such a horrifying act of violence, effectively blaming trans people for their own deaths. Even if the victim lives to tell their side of the story, a legal system that thinks trans people are so different as to be terrifying is unlikely to give their testimonies much weight in court. Combined with demonising “news” stories, such defences are incredibly dangerous.

Lastly but crucially, a news cycle hell-bent on breaking clickbait is a great way to ignore the nuances of the trans experience. “…these words, ‘transgender’ and ‘transitioned’ are hard for me because they both have lost their complexity in their assimilation into the mainstream,” Wachowski writes. “There is a lack of nuance of time and space. To be transgender is something largely understood as existing within the dogmatic terminus of male or female. And to ‘transition’ imparts a sense of immediacy, a before and after from one terminus to another… Binary is a false idol.” It seems a luxury to demand people understand your complexities when your primary focus is staying physically safe, but it’s also really damn important.

It Was America’s Turn to Confront Violent Extremism

http://www.renegadetribune.com/americas-turn-confront-violent-extremism/

 

The Peeled Onion (Satire)

serveimage-2Winter was coming and the violent extremists knew they had to do… something. It was tricky in America, because they had to pretend to be for free speech, when deep down they longed for the Soviet glory days when opposing them was a capital offense.

They would double down on their “Woe is me” strategy, deploying the phrase Never is Now, a feeble attempt to revive the state-enforced religion of Holocaustianity. Using their media, they amped up the harassment of a weary race-baited America, calling whites all the slurs they came up with years ago, after getting them to fight and die in two World Wars.

In this assault, they would pretend to be victimized twigs in the thicket of other minorities, when not publicly anguishing over “white privilege.” This strategy was seen as pretty extreme, since even they themselves acknowledged they’ve always been welcomed in America.

They resolved to “speak truth to power” in this blitz, taking the phenomenon of projection to preposterous heights. They would crank up the Mighty Wurlitzer to levels of hypocrisy not thought humanly possible.

Countering 70 Years of Post-WWII Extremism

This winter campaign would lead into the historic year of 2017, that marked 70 years of intensified covert cultural, physical and spiritual warfare upon America.

Israel attacked the USS Liberty on June 8th, 1967. Final death toll was 34 with 171 wounded.

In truth, folks had not been this aware of the root causes of violent extremism in America (and Europe) since the 1930s. It dawned on men and women everywhere that their leaders were not just fake, but likely compromised. Honorable, hard-working Americans recoiled at unspeakable crimes against the innocent, but the corruption could no longer be hidden.

The men and women had started to speak out against violent extremism, even though they knew it would put them in danger. They began to break the trance of trauma-based mind control, and see history from the side of the vanquished.

They realized that to stop being victims of violent extremism, or unwittingly carrying out their agenda, they had to wise up. They realized they didn’t have a snowball’s chance of Hell of being free nations again, if they didn’t strike the root.

They started to choose organic culture over the synthetic one created for them by the violent extremists. They were breaking out of the retarded see saw of politics that had kept them polarized. The awareness of the roots of violent extremism had dawned on both the so-called Far Left and the so-called Far Right – basically, everybody who hadn’t been too severely damaged.

More worrying to the violent extremists, a sizable group shunned the psy-op Election, exposing that Americans could not be fooled again.

Who were the violent extremists?

They had an ideology of supremacy that’s rather extreme. It’s so extreme in fact that they were willing to subvert and destroy entire nations, genociding millions in the process, to achieve their goals.

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Many realized, if they defeat you, they show no mercy. They demonize you for eternity, until they wipe you off the face of the Earth completely.

Courageous men and women of all races dared to stop whacking at the branches of violent extremism, and strike the root. There were some casualties, as those who broke the trance were shunned by mind control victims, or threatened by those running cover for the crime syndicate.

How did humanity prevail against violent extremism?

They passionately rejected dystopian visions for the future. They grew stronger psychically, and overcame the black magick and psychic attacks.

They courageously defended their right to live as nature intended, as free men and women.

They overcame the attack on European culture and values, and encouraged all races to honor their unique lineage. They banded together with all those of genuine good will and honor.

They exposed the big lie that European racial identity threatens others. They wrote their true history, and resolved to learn from it, especially how they became vulnerable to subversion and genocide.

With small steps and big ones, the violent extremists were neutralized, so they couldn’t continue to plunder, kill and subvert nations. They could no longer poison our symbolic and literal wells. Our natural immunity returned.

A wise man once said when you face the violent extremists, you are facing the Devil. When enough men and women started to seriously dare to look at this central ordeal of humanity, the seeds of real freedom were sown.

UK Jews (Kikes): Discipline students involved in ‘violent’ anti-Israel protest

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The representative body of British Jews called on University College London to sanction students who disrupted an event organized by supporters of Israel.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews issued its statement Friday about an event at UCL the previous night in which “a hate-filled mob supporting the worst kind of extremism in the Middle East once again trampled on free speech at a leading UK campus,” the board’s vice president, Marie van der Zyl, wrote in a statement.

The police were called and the venue was changed several times as pro-Palestinian activists shouted slogans that prevented the event from starting, and then physically blocked the entrance to prevent the audience and organizers from leaving, according to the board.

In a series of videos from the event, the protesters can be seen banging on the windows and the door to the hall, shouting “Free, free Palestine,” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” as well as “5,6,7,8, Israel’s a terror state.”

Outside the room, one attendee confronts a group of protesters who refuse to let him and others into the room to hear the speech.

Security guards can be seen blocking the door of the room to prevent the protesters from storming in, while generally trying to keep everyone calm.

Police arrived on the scene shortly after to escort the attendees out past the protesters, who yelled “Shame! Shame!” at them.

“We deplore the aggressive and intimidating protests,” van der Zyl said of the incident, which Devora Khafi, campus director of StandWithUs UK, described as anti-Semitic.

“Last night I and fellow students were barricaded in by violent extremists,” Khafi wrote in a separate statement, detailing how she experienced the event. “Students under threat, holed up in a room, facing abuse and violence — just because they are Jewish.”

The event was organized by UCL Friends of Israel Society and King’s College London’s Israel Society with Israeli speaker Hen Mazzig, who is speaking at campuses on a trip sponsored by CAMERA. A few dozen students showed up for the event, as did a similar number of protesters.

Violent intimidating protest at UCL Pal Soc for @HenMazzigevent. Shocking

“We call on UCL to initiate a strong disciplinary process against the perpetrators,” van der Zyl wrote. “We will be raising this across Government today and in a meeting with the Home Secretary on Monday. This abuse must have no place on our campuses.”

In a video broadcast on Facebook from inside the hall on Friday evening, Mazzig told followers: “The situation is really out of control, we’re hiding in a room and there are protesters outside.”


“I don’t think that even in my days in the IDF, it was as bad as it is right now, it’s really scary,” he said, adding that he had heard that some of the female Jewish supporters of the talk had been attacked by the protesters.

Last week, Universities UK, the umbrella group representing university heads, published a 114-page document on the steps that faculty should take to deal with hate crimes, including anti-Semitism, which affect students. British university bosses should work more closely with Jewish community leaders in order to “better understand antisemitism,” the report stated.

One person shot during violent Charlotte protest; officer hurt (GOOD!!!!)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/21/us/charlotte-police-shooting/index.html

 

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN)One person was shot Wednesday during a second night of protests over a deadly police shooting in Charlotte, city officials said.

The person, who was not identified, is in critical condition and on life support, the city tweeted. Earlier, the city had tweeted that the person had died. The person was shot by another civilian, the city said.
One police officer was injured, according to a city tweet. The officer was transported to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.
The riot and protests came on a day in which the city’s police chief gave more details on the shooting that took the life of Keith Lamont Scott.
Chief Kerr Putney addressed the Scott family’s claim that he was reading a book in his vehicle when police officers approached and shot him.
Putney said Scott, an African-American, was armed and no book was found at the scene. He was shot by an African-American officer after refusing repeated demands to put down a gun, which was recovered from the scene, Putney said.
Wednesday night, scores of protesters gathered in two locations in Charlotte.
Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who spoke by phone with CNN’s Don Lemon, called on demonstrators to heed calls from Scott’s family and the NAACP to remain peaceful.
“Go home and tell everyone violence is not the answer. The investigation is ongoing, it will be transparent,” she said.
A protest in a park was peaceful, the mayor said, and the rioting downtown was from a small group of agitators, the mayor said.
Gov. Pat McCrory said the state is sending more troopers from the highway patrol to Charlotte.
“Any violence directed toward our citizens or police officers or destruction of property should not be tolerated,” he said in a statement.
Many rioters and protesters dispersed after police fired tear gas before 11 p.m. ET.
Some apparently turned over trash cans and set the contents on fire. A few windows in at least one store were broken and one had “black lives matters” spray-painted on it.

Differing stories on shooting

Scott’s family said he was unarmed and sitting in his car reading a book on Tuesday, waiting for his son to come home from school.
Putney said Scott exited his car with a gun, not a book. He said officers couldn’t find a book at the scene.
Keith Lamont Scott, shown with his wife, Rakeyia Scott.

“It’s time for the voiceless majority to stand up and be heard,” said the police chief, who is black.
“It’s time to change the narrative because I can tell you from the facts that the story’s a little bit different as to how it’s been portrayed so far, especially through social media.”
Putney said evidence and witnesses support the officers’ claim that Scott was armed.
Officers repeatedly told Scott to drop his handgun, the chief said, but he didn’t. Officer Brentley Vinson, who is black, then shot him.
Chief: We found a gun, not a book

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The chief said he was not certain whether Scott pointed his gun at officers. Vinson, who was in plain clothes and wearing a CMPD vest, did not have a body camera. Three uniformed officers were wearing cameras, there is also dash cam recordings, and investigators are reviewing the footage, Putney said.
The mayor said she will be watching video from the incident on Thursday.
A person doesn’t have to point a weapon directly at police to prompt deadly force, CNN law enforcement analyst Art Roderick said.
“You don’t have to actually wait until a handgun is pointed at you because you’re talking milliseconds of a decision as to whether you’re going to pull your trigger, or that individual is going to pull their trigger,” Roderick said.

Who is the officer?

Officer Brentley Vinson

Vinson has worked for Charlotte-Mecklenburg police for two years.
He played football at Liberty University from 2009-2012 and majored in criminal justice, according to his biography on Liberty University’s website.
Former teammate Austin Marsh told CNN that Vinson was a “standup guy.”
“It breaks my heart to see something like this happen, and I have a really hard time believing that Brent shot a man in his car while waiting for his (son) for no reason,” Marsh said.
“Brent has always been a great guy founded on good morals. I find it very hard to believe that he would gun down an innocent man.”
CNN briefly spoke to Vinson’s father, Alex Vinson, on the phone. He asked for privacy and said no one in the family would be speaking to the media.
The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, Mayor Jennifer Roberts said.

Daughter streams video on Facebook Live

Daughter learns of father's death while on Facebook Live

Daughter learns of father's death while on Facebook Live

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Moments after her father was shot, Lyric Scott started recording on Facebook Live, livid and screaming at officers on the scene.
“They shot my daddy ’cause he’s black,” she said. “He was sitting in his car reading a mother******* book. So they shot him. That’s what happened.”
Lyric, who keeps the camera on officers through most of the 31-minute video, said her father often goes outside to read a book.
About halfway through the video, Lyric apparently learns from a news report that her father has died. She starts screaming and crying hysterically.
“My daddy’s dead! My daddy’s dead!” she screams. “Where’s the cop that shot my daddy?”
On Wednesday, Keith Scott’s wife released a statement saying her family is devastated and she called for protesters to remain calm.
“Keith was a loving husband, father, brother and friend who will be deeply missed every day,” Rakeyia Scott said. “As a family, we respect the rights of those who wish to protest, but we ask that people protest peacefully. Please do not hurt people or members of law enforcement, damage property or take things that do not belong to you in the name of protesting.”

Another controversial police shooting

The Charlotte case is the latest in a series of controversial shootings of black men by police. Protesters have been demanding justice and an end to police brutality for months.
Chief: Scott was told to drop his gun

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Last week’s fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma, sparked protests after video of the killing was aired Monday.
Crutcher’s father, the Rev. Joey Crutcher, said the overnight protests in Charlotte are “just a continuation of the same thing over and over and over again.”
“And it’s perpetuated against people of color more than anything else,” he said. “If it would have been in the reverse, if it would have been a Caucasian, it would have been totally different.”
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged the country’s racial tensions after the latest police shootings.
Video shows protesters attack police car

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“They have once again highlighted — in the most vivid and painful terms — the real divisions that still persist in this nation between law enforcement and communities of color,” Lynch said.
She denounced the violence that erupted in Charlotte.
“Protest is protected by our Constitution and is a vital instrument for raising issues and creating change. But when it turns violent, it undermines the very justice that it seeks to achieve.”

20 Arrested as Crowd Turns Violent Outside Trump Rally in California

 

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Police arrested 20 people outside a Donald Trump rally in California Thursday night amid the worst violence since last month’s cancelation of a campaign event in Chicago.

Hundreds of protesters blocked traffic in the streets surrounding the event in Costa Mesa, south of Los Angeles. A police car was smashed by a crowd.

Fights were seen breaking out and some chanted “Racists go home!” Others repeatedly yelled “Whose streets? Our streets!” as police moved to control the crowd. A car started doing donuts in the street amid the action.

Image: Demonstrators gather outside Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign rally in Costa Mesa
Demonstrators outside Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Costa Mesa, California, on Thursday night. MIKE BLAKE / Reuters

A police car was seen with smashed windows and a person was jumping up and down on top of the vehicle. Another person appeared to be writing on the cruiser, and others tried to flip the vehicle.

Police on horses and other officers and deputies in riot gear set up skirmish lines to push protesters out of the streets, NBC Los Angeles reported.

There were no major injuries, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said, adding that the crowd had dispersed by 11 p.m. local time (2 a.m. ET).

Protests at Trump rallies have occasionally ended in clashes. In March, a planned Trump rally in Chicago descended into chaos, with fistfights breaking out between supporters and opponents of the controversial candidate.

PHOTOS: Trump Protesters Clash With Police Outside Rally

The clashes took place as Trump addresses a crowd of thousands, taking a swipe at opponents including Ted Cruz who he criticized for choosing a running mate despite his campaign being “totally mathematically dead.”

Jose Cruz, 21, told the Los Angeles Times that the protests reflected “the anger people have against Trump.”

However, Colby Nicholson, 30, who described himself as a Trump supporter, told the newspaper: “These are all underage Mexican high-schoolers who have nothing to do.”

Violent Anti-African Race Riot Rocks Israel, Black Men and Women Beaten

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Residents of a low-income Tel Aviv neighbourhood descended to the streets, waving Israeli flags and chanting “Deport the Sudanese” and “Infiltrators get out of our homes” to protest against the increase of African migrants moving into the area and the country.

The protest rapidly turned violent and police arrested 17 people with charges ranging from assault to vandalism. Some of them were still beating up migrants when they were arrested.

Protesters in the Hatikva neighbourhood set trash cans alight, broke some stores window and attacked African migrants who were passing-by. They also attacked an African migrant driving through the area and broke his car’s windows.

Reports suggest the protesters targeted local shops known to have African migrants as customers.

Another group of demonstrators stopped a shuttle taxi searched for migrant workers among the passengers, while banging on the windows, the newspaper Haaretz reported.

The protesters were backed by Likud Knesset member Miri Regev who participated in the march and said “the Sudanese were a cancer in our body”, Haaretz ‘s report added.

Protesters complained about Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the asylum seekers “problem” with some even carrying banners in support of Interior Minister Eli Yishai.

Yishai had called for the detention and expulsion of all asylum seekers earlier this week.

Interviewing Interior Minister Eli Yishai, Israeli Army Radio likened the violence to pogrom attacks on Jews in 19th century Europe.

Yishai retorted by saying Sudanese and Eritreans migrants were responsible for a rise in crime.

“I cannot judge a man whose daughter gets raped. I cannot judge a young woman who cannot walk home,” said Yishai,

“I cannot under any circumstances judge people who get abused and harmed, and who are then confronted by the state, which says, ‘Why do you behave this way to the foreigners?'”

The protests came as last week, an Israeli man was charged with arson after he threw seven Molotov cocktails at the homes of African migrants.

Mossad proxy faked violent Facebook anti-Semitism

An Israeli legal group with intimate ties to the state’s intelligence agencies has admitted to faking an ostensibly pro-Palestinian Facebook page and using it to post anti-Semitic statements including “Death to all the Jews.”

The Israeli group has also filed a lawsuit against Facebook, for allegedly permitting Palestinian “incitement.”

Shurat HaDin claims to be a “civil rights organization.” Various media reports have described it as an “Israeli non-governmental organization,” an “advocacy group,” or even a neutral-sounding “law center” – the group’s self-description also adopted by The Guardian and PBS.

But US embassy cables leaked by Chelsea Manning and published by WikiLeaks tell a very different story.

Shurat HaDin director Nitsana Darshan-Leitner privately told a US embassy official that her group “took direction” on which court cases to pursue. She claimed that she “receives evidence” from Israel’s international espionage and assassination agency Mossad and from Israel’s National Security Council.

Mossad anti-Semitism

In a video published to YouTube last week, Shurat HaDin claimed responsibility for the creation of a Facebook page titled “Stop Israelis” on 29 December.

A screenshot from Shurat HaDin’s YouTube video shows the “pro-Palestinian” Facebook page the Mossad-linked group faked.

At some point soon after, the page posted a cartoon about the Israeli threat to al-Aqsa mosque, along with the statement: “Revenge against the zionist enemy that threatens Al Aqsa! Death to all the jews! [sic]”

Shurat HaDin says the faking of the page was done as a “Facebook experiment,” supposedly to demonstrate that the social media giant is biased against Israelis.

Shurat HaDin claims it created a second racist page, but called “Stop Palestinians,” and then reported both pages to Facebook at the same time, but that only the latter was immediately removed.

In fact, the fake Shurat HaDin page containing the anti-Semitic statement was also deleted within days of when Shurat HaDin claims it was reported to Facebook.

Speaking to The Jerusalem Post Gilad Ravid of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev criticized Shurat HaDin’s actions, saying he was “not convinced that the conclusions drawn from this experiment are the correct ones.”

Ravid also said Shurat HaDin’s anti-Semitic postings on Facebook would have caused “significant discomfort” to those who read them before the page was closed down.

Media later reporting on the “experiment,” including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post were sent a statement from the social media giant: “Facebook does not tolerate hate speech, including against people on the basis of their nationality. We review all reports and take down such content. Both these pages have now been removed from Facebook.”

Facebook did not reply to a request for further comment.

Violent incitement

Ironically, use of Facebook and other social media by Israelis for violent incitement against Palestinians and Muslims is pervasive. The Electronic Intifada has documented this phenomenon over several years.

A perusal through our “Israelis on Facebook” tag lists too many disturbing examples to list in full here.

Some of the more notable cases include Mor Ostrovski, the Israeli soldier who posted a photo of a Palestinian child in the crosshairs of his rifle to his Instagram account; an outbreak of violent racist fantasies (“Castrate them!” “Burn them!” “Bullet in the head!”) against a group of young Palestinian children who had joined a peaceful protest camp in 2013; and a July 2015 viral campaign in which Israelis posted photos of their children holding signs demanding the execution of Palestinian “terrorists.”

Even more notable is the fact that this racist incitement against Palestinians stems from the very top of the Israeli establishment.

Current justice minister Ayelet Shaked in 2014 approvingly posted a genocidal article to her Facebook page which declared that “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and justified its destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.”

One month later Moshe Feiglin, then deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, used his Facebook page to publishhis own detailed plan for the total destruction of the Palestinian people in Gaza.

The plan called for the “conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters,” and called for the civilian population to be “concentrated” in special camps on the border with Egypt.

All of these instances of Israelis using Facebook for violent and genocidal incitement against Palestinians took place long before the current Palestinian uprising began in October – the subject of a recently-launched Shurat HaDin lawsuit against Facebook.

Mossad vs. Facebook

The reason for the Mossad-linked group to want to generate such negative publicity for Facebook is no mystery.

Lakin v. Facebook was filed in a New York state court at the end of October on behalf of some 20,000 Israelis against the social media giant.

It is an attempt to get Facebook to crack down on Palestinians who Shurat HaDin claims use it to praise or organize armed resistance against Israeli soldiers and civilians.

The suit calls for the court to issue “an injunction requiring the defendant to stop allowing Palestinian terrorists to incite violent attacks against Israeli citizens.”

But according to Eugene Volokh, a UCLA law professor who blogs at The Washington Post, the case “is going nowhere.”

Volokh argues that Shurat HaDin’s suit relies on “Israeli laws that restrict speech” in a way which would be “unconstitutionally overbroad” under the First Amendment which prohibits federal, state and local government in the US from restricting free speech.

“American courts don’t enforce foreign speech restrictions that would be inconsistent with the First Amendment,” Volokh observes.

He says that “many of the examples that the complaint offers thus wouldn’t even qualify as ‘incitement’ under US law.”

Volokh says that Facebook “has no obligation under US law to censor its content” as Shurat HaDin and the Israeli government clearly want it to do.

“Covert” online units

This is not the first time that Israel, or groups engaging in government-backed propaganda, have engaged in such deceptive online tactics.

In 2013, it was reported that the Israeli prime minister’s office was organizing students in “covert” and “semi-military” style units to tweet and post pro-Israel messages on social media without revealing they are doing it as part of a government propaganda campaign.

During the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza which killed more than 2,200 Palestinians including 551 children, one Israeli student union set up a “Hasbara war room” – using the Hebrew word for propaganda. “We want people abroad who don’t know our reality to understand exactly what is going on here,” one of the organizers explained. The “war room” itself drew on earlier similar efforts.

Also in summer 2014, The Electronic Intifada revealed how pro-Israel website Israel21c planned to use interns to infiltrate online communities with its puff-piece stories about the supposed wonders of Israeli technology.

“You wouldn’t directly reference that you’re interning for Israel21c,” one of the men behind the project admitted to our undercover reporter, “that would sort of defeat the point of posting it.”

And only last month the Center for Public Diplomacy and Israeli Hasbara announced it would plant secret operatives within Israeli human rights groups in order to discredit and undermine their work in support of Palestinian human rights.

Zionist anti-Semitism

There is also a pre-Internet age precedent for the “significant discomfort” that Shurat HaDin’s current Facebook deceptions would have caused Jews and others reading the “Stop Israelis” page.

In the 1980s, undercover Anti-Defamation League agent Roy Bullock (who worked for both Israel and the South African apartheid regime) infiltrated Palestine solidarity and Arab civil rights groups in the US.

One of Bullock’s tactics was to try and make it look as if the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) had neo-Nazi links.

He did this by trying to manufacture those links himself.

On one occasion, Bullock attended a conference of the Holocaust-denying “Institute for Historical Review” to distribute ADC literature and recruit members.

We know that Israel and its allied groups around the world are still involved in keeping close tabs on Palestine solidarity activists.

Incidents like Shurat HaDin’s fabrication of an anti-Semitic “pro-Palestinian” Facebook page show some of the lengths to which Israel’s propagandists will still go.

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