Steve January 16, 2021

After pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the country’s democratic elections last Wednesday, many researchers, activists and journalists covering the American far right were disturbed but not necessarily surprised.  They had long warned about the potential for violence from the far right. Now the rest of America finally understands the […]

Steve January 16, 2021

There is “no question” in Mary Trump’s mind that her uncle President Tweety McTreason wanted his mob of supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol last week. “One, he enjoyed every second of it,” Mary Trump told Sirius XM Radio host Dean Obeidallah on Friday. “He is a physical coward but he’s perfectly happy when other people commit […]

Steve January 16, 2021

Tweety McTreason hates democracy — and America — and has turned his party into a howling mob that only wants to destroy Capitol Riot | The US Constitution, shredded (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty images) At its core, the Constitution of the United States sets forth the rules for attaining power, limiting power, sharing power and […]

Steve January 16, 2021

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party has elected Armin Laschet, the pragmatic governor of Germany’s most populous state, as its new leader — sending a signal of continuity months before an election in which voters will decide who becomes the new chancellor. Laschet defeated Friedrich Merz, a conservative and one-time Merkel rival, at an […]

Steve January 16, 2021

Published duration34 minutes ago image copyrightGetty Images Doctors and nurses need protection from prosecution over Covid-19 treatment decisions made under the pressures of the pandemic, medical bodies have said. Groups including the British Medical Association have written to ministers saying medical workers fear they could be at risk of unlawful killing charges. It comes as […]

Steve January 16, 2021

Reprinted with permission from Alternet My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell arrived at the White House on Friday for an apparent meeting with President Tweety McTreason, raising alarms after a press photographer shared a close-up shot of the visitor’s notes. While the image wasn’t entirely clear — the paper was folded in half, and some of […]

Steve January 16, 2021

A Stop The Steal is posted inside the U.S. Capitol after a pro-Trump mob broke into the building on Jan. 6. Jon Cherry/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jon Cherry/Getty Images A Stop The Steal is posted inside the U.S. Capitol after a pro-Trump mob broke into the building on Jan. 6. Jon Cherry/Getty Images […]

Steve January 16, 2021

“Ten years on, there is still a price to pay in Tunisia for speaking your mind,” said 37-year-old seasoned social media activist Azyz Amami with a sigh. Amami’s assessment of the decade that has elapsed since the revolution that overthrew Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s regime in January 2011 after 20 years of authoritarian rule […]

Steve January 16, 2021

BREAKING Security personnel were out in force patrolling the capital, Kampala, on Saturday ahead of the official results. Uganda’s election commission on Saturday declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the presidential election, extending his 35-year rule as his main rival alleged fraud and urged citizens to reject the result. Museveni won 5.85 million votes, […]

Steve January 16, 2021

Armin Laschet wins 521 of 991 votes cast during conservative party’s first ever digital convention. Centrist Armin Laschet was elected chairman of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) on Saturday, succeeding Angela Merkel and putting him on course to run as the conservative party’s candidate for chancellor in federal elections in September. Laschet, the premier of the […]

Steve January 16, 2021

Covid-19: Lichfield Cathedral becomes a vaccination hub In the Middle Ages, sick people would go on a pilgrimage to Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire, in the hope of being healed. Now centuries later – hundreds of people are passing through its doors again – this time in search of the vaccine to protect them against coronavirus. […]