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It has been clear for some time now that Netanyahus government has no interest in two states. The status quo works well for the Likud government and its constituents or, at least, well enough that it has little incentive to offer controversial concessions to the Palestinians. This basic fact was clear to the last American diplomat to push for peace, John Kerry.
But Netanyahus remarks Monday were unusually forthright in their contempt for Palestinian independence. To the extent that the Trump administrations abandonment of the two-state framework contributed to this candor, it may actually prove productive. Now, we can stop pretending that the Likud government is interested in granting Palestinians political autonomy of any kind. To avoid genuine bias in their pursuit of peace, future U.S. policymakers will have to accept this fact and resolve to make indefinite occupation less comfortable for Israel than it currently is.
It will be a moot point by the time future US policy-makers arrive on the scene.
Where are the conservative, Trump-supporting anti-racism protestors and counter-protestors?
Why were 100% of the MAGA hats marching alongside the Nazis instead of opposing them?
including all forms of racism, including both structural and subjective bigotry.
There's a not-insubstantial segment of the population that (1) genuinely abhors racism but (2) does not agree that confederate statues/monuments are per se evil.
When Tr*mp wants to talk about statues, he's trying to show that group of people that they agree with him, when in fact they do not share his white nationalism.
The Burlington Free Press reports that 28-year-old Ryan Roy of Burlington is shown in a Vice News documentary carrying a torch during a protest of the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Roy says he favors white nationalism and separation based on race. He was fired from his job at Pizzeria Uno and Grill in South Burlington for participating in the rally.
After being inundated with inquiries, his former employer, Top Dog, in downtown Berkeley, posted a sign on its door that reads: Effective Saturday 12th August, Cole White no longer works at Top Dog. The actions of those in Charlottesville are not supported by Top Dog. We believe in individual freedom and voluntary association for everyone, multiple news outlets reported. The shop has a political bent of its own, as its well-known in Berkeley for the libertarian stickers and articles posted on its walls, and website
Are the white nationalists sending their best?
Nazis don't get defeated by street brawls. That's precisely how they rise to power.
They do get defeated by nonviolent resistance by a much larger mass of people. (that is, within a society/government).
Certainly people who punch Nazis are not anywhere nearly as bad as the Nazis they're punching. But they're also making things worse and directly feeding into the dynamic the Nazis are trying to create.
The Nation's willingness to be a front for Russian state disinformation is finally becoming untenable.
Maybe the Nation should have done the technical patdown prior to publication. Most households dont get internet speeds that high, but enterprise operations, like the DNC or, uh, the [Russian] FSB would have access to a higher but certainly not unattainable speed like that, wrote Brian Feldman in a debunking in New York Magazine.
A complicating consideration: Lawrence tweeted last week in support of the conspirators notion that Seth Rich a former DNC staffer who was murdered in what police believe was a botched robbery attempt may have been behind the leak
The editorial review of Lawrences article should conclude by weeks end, said vanden Heuvel.
Dissension over the Lawrence story comes at a time of heated debate within the Nation over its coverage of allegations that the 2016 Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia. A January report from the U.S. intelligence community found that Russia had indeed mounted a campaign to influence the election, and numerous investigations under the purview of the Justice Department and Congress are now probing whether Trump associates worked with the regime of Vladimir Putin. Through it all, the Nation has published columns taking a skeptical view of the connection. The magazine is out of sync with liberals on this matter, said vanden Heuvel, as well as its view that its perilous to escalate tensions with Russia. Ive seen the danger for progressives when Cold War comes, she said.
Perhaps they shouldn't publish pieces by pro-Putin stooges? Though that would mean barring vanden Heuvel's husband ...
Think about that. This was considered newsworthy.
Hopefully this will lead to a life of unemployment for him.
I came to this march for the message that white European culture has a right to be here just like every other culture, Cvjetanovic says. It is not perfect; there are flaws to it, of course. However I do believe that the replacement of the statue will be the slow replacement of white heritage within the United States and the people who fought and defended and built their homeland. Robert E Lee is a great example of that. He wasnt a perfect man, but I want to honor and respect what he stood for during his time.
Photos of Cvjetanovic protesting circulated on social media, denouncing Cvjetanovic as a racist.
I did not expect the photo to be shared as much as it was. I understand the photo has a very negative connotation. But I hope that the people sharing the photo are willing to listen that Im not the angry racist they see in that photo.
Wimpy snowflake Nazis are the worst Nazis.
Let's be clear, anyone who supports Tr*mp at this point should be presumed to be a white nationalist
or at least someone with deep sympathies for the white nationalist movement.
Tr*mp himself is a supporter of the white nationalist movement. He's made that clear today.
People who support him, support white nationalism.
There's no such thing as a good Tr*mp supporter--they just vary in how much concentrated white supremacism they have inside them.
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