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  • The GOP has mainstreamed white nationalist anti-Semitism

    One year on from the Pittsburgh shooting, it's clear that the Trump administration and the GOP, along with their media boosters, have helped create the climate for lethal white nationalist anti-Semitism to thrive. By Ben Lorber One year ago last Sunday, a white nationalist committed the deadliest attack against Jews in American history, killing 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. [tmwinpost] As for many American Jews, that day will remain etched in my memory forever — a mixture of disbelief, shock, fear, and grief. The identity of the shooter, however, was not a surprise: a white…

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  • 'White nationalism is killing us': Jews protest Trump, Fox ahead of Pittsburgh anniversary

    In the week leading up to the first anniversary of the white nationalist terror attack that killed 11 worshipers in a Pittsburgh synagogue, progressive Jewish groups take to the streets to send an unequivocal message to Donald Trump and Fox News. On the eve of the first anniversary of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, progressive Jews and their allies took to the streets in memory of the 11 killed, and to protest the white nationalism that led to their murder. [tmwinpost] Early Friday morning, several groups including Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), IfNotNow, and Bend the Arc: Jewish Action marched…

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  • Trump and Netanyahu are allies in a losing battle

    Both the American and Israeli governments reek of paranoia, fear, and desperation. The struggle against them must begin with the knowledge that we are opposing a desperate and fearful group. By all accounts, the new administration in the U.S., and the veteran one in Israel should be relaxing and enjoying the heights of power they have attained. Both are facing a weakened opposition while tightening their control on the executive, legislative, and judicial branches in their respective countries. They have done so in the face of frequent predictions of their impending demise, while making few concessions to their critics. [tmwinpost] In a certain…

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  • If Bernie Goldberg had a son, he'd look nothing like Trayvon Martin

    Thank God Fox News is around to remind us how absurd some conservatives can be. On Monday night's O'Reilly Factor, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's guests included a number of voices speaking about the Trayvon Martin case, in which last month a black teenager walking (presumably home) while carrying snacks one night in Florida was shot and killed by an armed community patrol officer.  The man who killed him - George Zimmerman - claims under the state's "Stand Your Ground" law that the act was committed in self-defense, even though a call to 911 reveals that Zimmerman followed a fleeing…

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