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Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations, answers questions during a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, California July 24, 2006. Picture taken July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo

21st Century Fox Has Paid Out $50 Million To Settle Harassment Claims Against Fox News

The settlements have occurred since Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit against then-Fox News chief Roger Ailes, charging him with harassment and retaliation, opened a floodgate of claims against the company. Ailes denied the charges but was forced out of the company, which paid a $20 million settlement to Carlson.

August 16, 2017
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Rights Group Blames Trump As Holocaust Memorial Smashed

The suspect’s name has not been released, as he is a juvenile, but police said he would be charged with wilful and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Police Department’s civil rights unit is also looking into the incident. The New England Holocaust Memorial consists of six luminous glass towers that are each 54 feet high.

August 16, 2017
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Captain Sully To Trump: You’re Grounded

America’s most famous airline pilot has shot down President Trump’s proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system. “Our air traffic control system is the best and safest in the world,” declares Captain Chesley Sullenberger in a new video produced by the Alliance for Aviation Across America.

August 16, 2017
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Across The Country, Bills Immunize Drivers Who Injure Protesters

With all eyes on the tragedies of Charlottesville, many say this is not the America they recognize. However, legalized violence is nothing new, chiefly in the form of police brutality and the immunity offered to those who retaliate against protesters.

August 16, 2017
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How Toxic Masculinity Explains The Trump Presidency

If we are being honest with ourselves, we have long known that masculinity kills men, in ways both myriad and measurable. While social constructions of femininity demand that women be thin, beautiful, accommodating, and some unattainable balance of virginal and f**kable, social constructions of masculinity demand that men constantly prove and reprove the very fact that they are, well, men.

August 16, 2017

Facebook Gave A Neo-Nazi Website A Huge Assist In Spreading Hate After Charlottesville

If you’re following the Daily Stormer drama, you know that the alt-right neo-Nazi site is in hot water. After Heather Heyer was killed in a domestic terrorist attack following the white supremacist rally and ensuing riot in Charlottesville over the weekend, the Daily Stormer published a venomous article denouncing Heyer as a “Fat, Childless 32-Year-Old Slut.”

August 16, 2017

In Charlottesville, NRATV Finds Terrorism It Doesn’t Want To Hype

Every weekday morning starting at 9 a.m., the National Rifle Association’s news outlet NRATV begins its broadcast with a show — Stinchfield, hosted by Texas radio personality Grant Stinchfield — that “brings you live news updates and interviews” and “tackles the issues the mainstream media won’t.”

August 16, 2017

How Sean Hannity’s Charlottesville Propaganda Works

It’s been a bad few days for President Donald Trump. His approval ratings hit new lows yesterday in the wake of his widely criticized failure over the weekend to specifically denounce a violent rally of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.

August 16, 2017
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After Charlottesville, A Surge In Anti-Racism Rallies Across The Country

Sadie, 3, wore red-rimmed sunglasses to the Rally for Peace and Sanity at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York. As elected officials denounced racism and war, she sat in her father’s lap, carrying two neon green signs. One said “Love one another.” The other, “Black Lives Matter.”

August 15, 2017
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Right-Wing Media Provided Home For White Supremacist Before He Organized Charlottesville Rally

Before he organized the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, Jason Kessler wrote for The Daily Caller and the white nationalist site VDare and appeared as a purported expert on Alex Jones’ Infowars network.

August 15, 2017
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White House Defends Trump’s Response To Charlottesville Violence As Criticism Intensifies

The White House on Sunday defended the president’s failure to explicitly condemn white supremacists over deadly violence a day earlier in Charlottesville, Va. He faulted “many sides” in his remarks Saturday, yet aides suggested Trump’s implicit denunciation of right-wing hate groups was clear.

August 14, 2017
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Man From Charlottesville Rally Says He Is Not Racist

A torch-wielding white supremacist caught on camera marching in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville claims he is not “an angry racist” and just wants to preserve European culture. History and politics student Peter Cvjetanovic, 20, saw a photograph of himself from Saturday’s rally holding a torch and apparently shouting shared online, one by a Twitter account called ‘Yes, You’re Racist.’

August 14, 2017
White Supremacists March with Torches in Charlottesville

A New Generation Of White Supremacists Emerges In Charlottesville

The white supremacist forces arrayed in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend — the largest gathering of its sort in at least a generation — represented a new incarnation of the white supremacy movement.

August 14, 2017
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Police Stood By As Mayhem Mounted In Charlottesville

State police and National Guardsmen watched passively for hours as self-proclaimed Nazis engaged in street battles with counter-protesters. ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson was on the scene and reports that the authorities turned the streets of the city over to groups of militiamen armed with assault rifles.

August 14, 2017

After Charlottesville, Black Voices Provide Perspective On Racism In America

After a white supremacist, neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, VA, left one person dead and many others injured, black voices in the media conveyed a powerful and unequivocal rebuke of the resurgence of emboldened white nationalism in America.

August 14, 2017
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Paul Krugman Says U.S. Held Hostage By ‘Axis Of Climate Evil’

In his Friday New York Times column, Paul Krugman outlined a new “axis of climate evil” that includes the fossil fuel industry, anti-regulation corporate defenders (like the Wall Street Journal editorial page) and the usual GOP suspects.

August 14, 2017

Declassified Documents Show CIA Obfuscated JFK Investigation

In May 1964, top CIA officials stonewalled the official investigation of the murder of President John F. Kennedy by concealing or downplaying evidence about the Cuban contacts of the accused assassin, according to newly declassified documents.

August 14, 2017
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Anti-Immigrant “Alt-Right” Ship Stranded At Sea Saved By Refugee Rescue Ship

Defend Europe previously accused Sea-Eye, and other groups, of “colluding” with Libyan human traffickers. Yet Defend Europe’s C-Star was itself recently detained in the self-declared Turkish state of Northern Cyprus for document forgery and potential human trafficking of 20 Sri Lankan nationals found on board.

August 13, 2017
Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump protest outside a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Williamson, West Virginia, United States, May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

Who Are The Alt-Right Leaders Behind Virginia Rally?

On Friday, hundreds of U.S. torch-bearing white nationalists rallied at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, protesting the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The extremists clashed with counter-protesters and police ahead of a larger event Saturday, which the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) said could be the largest white nationalist gathering in decades.

August 13, 2017

Republicans Rush To Monsanto’s Aid, Touting Industry-Biased Reuters Report

In their latest attempt to shield Monsanto from accountability, House Republicans have seized upon the flawed and biased reporting of a Reuters journalist whose work has emerged as a key lobbying tool for the embattled agrichemical company as it faces lawsuits, regulatory threats and a wave of awful press coverage about allegations of improper influence over research.

August 13, 2017
Gen. James Mattis, ret., selected as Defense Secretary

Trump’s Generals Can Save The World From War

Last November, when James Mattis traveled to Bedminster, New Jersey, at the behest of the president-elect, his close friends were shocked. They couldn’t believe Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, would consider working in the new administration as secretary of defense. “Jim,” his friend Peter Robinson asked him, “Donald Trump?”

August 13, 2017
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Leading Progressive Dem. Congressman: War With North Korea Is Grounds For Impeachment

Ted Lieu is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing California’s 33rd congressional district since 2015. Rep. Lieu served in the JAG corps from 1995-1999 and as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 2000-2016. Lieu has been an outspoken critic of the war on Yemen, and more recently, of President Trump’s authority to unilaterally authorize a nuclear first strike.

August 13, 2017

North Korean Missile Claims A Hoax: Analysts

As President Donald Trump escalates his war of words against North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un, a team of independent rocket experts has concluded that the two rockets the rogue regime launched in July and described as intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are incapable of delivering a nuclear payload to the continental United States, and probably not even to Anchorage, Alaska.

August 12, 2017
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CNN Is Sending The Wrong Message By Hosting Bill O’Reilly

CNN’s Tom Kludt reported on August 10 — less than four months after O’Reilly was allowed to leave behind 21st Century Fox with up to $25 million in hand after several women reported him for sexual harassment — that O’Reilly will soon sit down for an interview with CNN’s Michael Smerconish.

August 12, 2017
Appalachia

Why Does Trump Want To Make Appalachians’ Lives Worse?

First came deindustrialization and mass unemployment, then the opioid crisis. Now a new report from HealthAffairs reveals that infant mortality rates in Appalachia dwarf those in the rest of the country. Life expectancies are considerably shorter as well. Looking at an array of data, the study finds that infant mortality was as much 16 percent higher in Appalachia…

August 12, 2017