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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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  • Why I went to a neo-Nazi website to help me process the Pittsburgh massacre

    White supremacists were carrying out mass murders in America long before Donald Trump was born, and definitely before he ran for president. That doesn't mean we can let him off the hook. I opened up the Daily Stormer this morning. For whatever reason, probably because it was too hard to think about the actual massacre inside that synagogue in Pittsburgh, I did what journalists and analysts across the globe do when tragedy strikes: I set out to learn more. What I found were things I already knew but didn’t want to fully believe. Perhaps that is why I navigated to…

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  • Police crack down on my talk (in Pittsburgh, not Palestine)

    While Joseph Dana was giving a lecture at the University of Pittsburgh recently, police intervened to block the entry of a number of Occupy Pittsburgh activists. The experience reminded him of the very tactics - about which he was lecturing - designed to stifle Palestinian activism and debate. Recent police violence at Occupy Wall Street events demonstrate a crackdown of legitimate political protest in the United States. Watching video (like the one embedded above) from a recent Occupy Oakland protest, one is certainly left with the feeling that American police are using increasingly violent methods of crowd control. Some Occupy…

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