terrorism

Far-right terror poses bigger threat to US than Islamist extremism post-9/11
In the 20 years since 9/11, far-right extremists killed more people in the US than did American-based Islamist fundamentalists – but that’s often hard to discern from the way the federal government has treated domestic terrorism. Earlier this year an ...[Read more]
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Trump sued by Capitol police officers over Jan. 6 attack in lawsuit alleges ‘bias-motivated acts of terrorism’: NYT
Donald Trump is being sued by a group of seven Capitol Police officers for his role in the January 6 insurrection in what is being called the "most expansive civil effort to date" to hold the former president and his associates and allies accountable. The ...[Read more]
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Revealed: how California police chased a nonexistent antifa bus
On 1 June 2020, a law enforcement official in the small northern California city of Redding sent screenshots of two social media posts to her staff, asking them to investigate. One was an Instagram story. “BE AWARE … I have heard, from a reliable sou ...[Read more]
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Before 2001 Invasion, Bush Admin Declared Taliban an Ally in the War on Drugs
Just months before the Taliban became an enemy in the war on terror, President George W. Bush’s administration declared the fundamentalist rulers of Afghanistan an ally in the global “war on drugs.” In early 2001, narcotics officials in the United S ...[Read more]
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Senator Whitehouse Asks January 6 Commission to Study Role of Dark Money in Breach
Linking the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol with a protracted effort by secretive right-wing groups and wealthy GOP contributors, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Friday called for investigating dark money organizations and influential donors who allegedl ...[Read more]
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An American ISIS Fighter Describes the Caliphate’s Final Days and His Own
A new documentary podcast from The Intercept and Topic Studios offers the most detailed account yet of an American who lived and died inside the Islamic State. ...[Read more]
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Harvard historian explains why Trump’s Jan. 6 insurrection was a ‘turning point’ in American history
In this conversation, Gordon-Reed explains how Donald Trump's coup attempt and his followers' attack on the Capitol represent a much older struggle in America over multiracial democracy and "white freedom." She warns that the events of Jan. 6 pose a funda ...[Read more]
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Iran marks 33rd anniv. of US downing of passenger jet in Persian Gulf
Iran commemorates the 33rd anniversary of the downing of its passenger aircraft by a US Navy guided-missile cruiser over the Persian Gulf, which killed 290 people. ...[Read more]
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The mythologizing of Jan. 6: How the right is playing the victim to rewrite the history of the Capitol riot
Tucker Carlson, whose nightly prime time show on Fox News draws millions of viewers, used his massive platform to preposterously claim he's being silenced. This time the "silencing" was over his recent floating of a flat-out silly conspiracy theory that t ...[Read more]
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Alex Jones is claiming that he coordinated with the Trump White House on Jan. 6: report
Free Speech TV, in a page for David Pakman's show, explains, "The Infowars host made the claim last week that he even put up $500,000 of his own money to make it happen. Jones said, 'The White House told me three days before: We're going to have you lead ...[Read more]
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How Trump railed against ‘insurrection’ while encouraging Oath Keepers insurrectionists
In the 2020 presidential election, then-President Donald Trump ran on a fear-mongering "law and order" platform — insisting that the United States would be overwhelmed by violent crime, looting, chaos and anarchy if now-President Joe Biden were elected ...[Read more]
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