Unhappy Holidays: Houston Police Force Homeless People To Throw Away Food

On Thursday, the Houston Police Department targeted a group of homeless advocates who were attempting to hand out hot food and gifts to the homeless.

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Houston Police Force Homeless People To Throw Away Food

If You Think Jesus Was White, Here Are Five Reasons You’re Wrong

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Given the alarming rise of white nationalism in the United States and the ways in which it is often entangled with Christian nationalism, it is worthwhile remembering exactly whose birth was commemorated Sunday. – 2016/12/26

Source: If You Think Jesus Was White, Here Are Five Reasons You’re Wrong

From Russian Nihilists to Al-Qaeda: The dark spectre of political correctness

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by Vladimir Golstein at the Duran

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A spectre is haunting Europe—and it is not the spectre of communism. Marx’s dream had been replaced by a much more primitive, pernicious, and grotesque spectre, that of Political Correctness and by its twin brother: equally primitive, grotesque and virulent xenophobia and racism.

This spectre replacement is hardly coincidental. Like a good cop, bad cop routine, these twin brothers seem to succeed in their insidious attempt to suppress any serious discourse of domestic or foreign policies, any attempt to go beyond the previously approved and predetermined lines of reasoning so that the ruling order remains protected from Marx’s or any other truly dangerous spectres.

Besides its philosophical poverty, PC had recently demonstrated its utter bankruptcy in the face of wars, invasions, population displacement, and cheap labor policies. It failed to formulate and carry out a proper response to the so-called refugee crisis that overwhelmed…

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On Contact with Chris Hedges: A New McCarthyism with Ellen Schrecker

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‘On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores the rise of a new McCarthyism with Professor Ellen Schrecker, author of “Many are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America”. They examine the role of President Elect Donald Trump and the impact the suppression of dissent has had on higher education. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at a few recent examples of targets of this new McCarthyism.’

In Historic Decision, Canada Declares Internet Access a Fundamental Right for All

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In what is being described as a “historic” decision that will have a significant impact, particularly on the lives of those living in rural and First Nations communities, Canada’s telecom agency on Wednesday issued a new rule declaring high-speed internet a basic service “necessary to the quality of life” of all Canadians.

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House Intel Report Is ‘Accidentally Exonerating,’ Says Snowden

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The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released a heavily redacted, declassified version of its report on National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Snowden charges that the “parade of falsity” contained in the report is “accidentally exonerating.”

Source: House Intel Report Is ‘Accidentally Exonerating,’ Says Snowden