From Anti-War Progressive to Pro-Drone Militarist: Tulsi Gabbard’s Odd Political Trajectory

Once a rising star on the progressive left, in recent weeks Tulsi Gabbard has pivoted hard to the right, appearing on Fox News virtually daily, espousing traditionally conservative talking points. 

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WASHINGTON -- While many on the American left have denounced the acquittal of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse as handing a get-out-of-jail-free card to racist militias, former Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard openly celebrated the verdict. “The jury got it right -- finding Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges,” said the 40-year-old lieutenant

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The Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse: A Judicial Travesty

“If anyone had a right to self-defense, it was the protesters who collectively confronted a right-wing vigilante who appeared at their protest pointing a loaded military-style rifle at them.”

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KENOSHA, WISCONSON (World Socialist Website) -- On Friday, after four days of deliberations, a Kenosha jury returned a verdict of “not guilty on all counts” against Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse had been charged with wrongfully killing two people, wounding a third, and nearly striking a fourth with an AR-15 rifle during protests against police

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Netanyahu’s Days May Be Numbered, but a Cadre of Far-Right Fanatics Wait in the Wings

While every society has had to deal with its own right-wing fanatics, Israel has provided them with a platform, funding, and weapons of mass destruction, sending them skyrocketing to the highest echelons of power.

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Israel is due to hold elections for the fourth time in just two years. The Israeli election commission has yet to announce the precise date, but it seems fairly certain that elections will take place in March of 2021, demonstrating once again that Israel is unstable and likely to become even more dangerous than it already is today. All eyes are

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The Vienna School: Incubating the Racism Behind the New Zealand Attack

From Republicans to Eurosceptic parties, the ‘Vienna school’ ideology of terrorist Anders Breivik is spreading like terminal cancer.

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The massacre of 49 people including children at a mosque in New Zealand has not come out of the blue — it follows the mainstreaming of the same ideology that inspired the first major far-right terrorist attack of this decade: the 2011 massacre in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik. Brenton Tarrant, who live-streamed his attack on the Christchurch

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From Tarrant to Breivik to ISIS: The Emerging Crisis of Civilisationalism

Blunt and crude language employed by leaders, politicians, some media and some people of the cloth helps shape an environment in which concepts of civility and mutual respect are lost.

This week’s attack on two mosques in New Zealand reflects a paradigm shift: the erosion of liberal values and the rise of civilisationalism at the expense of the nation-state. So do broader phenomena like widespread Islamophobia with the crackdown on Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang as its extreme, and growing ant-Semitism These phenomena are fuelled by

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Teaching Kids to Kill at a Far Right Nationalist Summer Camp in Ukraine

“We never aim guns at people, but we don’t count separatists, little green men, occupiers from Moscow, as people. So we can and should aim at them.”

Ukraine Nationalist Youth Camp

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill. Most are in their teens, but some are as young as 8 years old. They are at a summer camp created by one of

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