Tag: attacks

Fox News Attacks Kamala Harris For Memorial Day Weekend Tweet Then Shoots Itself In The Foot

May 30, 2021
Fox News attacked Vice President Harris for wishing everyone a happy long weekend and then promptly did the same thing. Here is the tweet that Fox News tried to gin up into a controversy: Enjoy the long weekend. pic.twitter.com/ilGOrod4AW — Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 29, 2021 Aaron Rupar caught what Fox did next:

There was never, ever going to be a bipartisan investigation into the Jan. 6 attacks

May 23, 2021
Max Boot, writing for The Washington Post, thinks this was all to be expected. In fact, it may well be a blessing in disguise. As Boot points out, the bipartisan commission, as agreed to by Reps. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat, and Republican John Katko, would have permitted Republicans to hamstring its effectiveness by requiring a majority vote of

South Africa: Critical Infrastructure Attacks – Why South Africa Should Worry

March 9, 2021
Cyber criminals infiltrated a water treatment plant in Florida, United States, last month, trying to alter the chemical composition of the water supply. The real-world consequences of such a cyber attack are frightening. With increased digitisation of critical infrastructure and the ability for those with malicious intent to gain remote access to a plant’s computers,

Conservatives say media ignoring attacks on Trump supporters in DC

November 15, 2020
Conservatives accused the media of turning a blind eye to violent attacks against Trump supporters at Saturday’s “MAGA Million March” in Washington, DC. “The President’s supporters have a right to peacefully rally supporting POTUS just like his opponents have that same right,” New York Rep. Lee Zeldin said on Twitter Saturday night. “The physical assaults

Trump and Biden trade COVID-19 attacks on the campaign trail

October 24, 2020
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden traded coronavirus barbs over on the campaign trail Saturday, with Election Day looming a little over one week away. As Trump hopscotched through three different battleground states – North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin – Biden trained his fire on Pennsylvania, which he aims to take back for

Trump’s Attacks On Joe Biden’s Family Bomb With Debate Viewers

October 23, 2020
One of the strongest negative reactions that undecided debate viewers had was to Donald Trump’s attacks on Joe Biden’s family. An Independent voter in Wisconsin told MSNBC, “I am so tired of the family thing. I think when, again, when Biden was able to say this is not about my family or your family. I’m

Trump Team Unveils $55 Million Ad Blitz on a Day of Scattershot Attacks

October 19, 2020
Early in the summer, the state led the nation in new infections per capita. It hit a peak of 4,797 new cases one day in late June, but new infections declined after Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, reversed himself and allowed local governments to require residents to wear masks.While Mr. Trump is trying to recreate

Rachel Maddow Warns That Russia’s Election Attacks Are Worse Than 2016

September 11, 2020
Rachel Maddow sounded the alarm about Russian involvement in this year’s presidential election, warning that the attacks could be worse than four years ago, particularly since the Trump administration is in charge. “Here we go again, right?” the MSNBC host said. “And this time, instead of the Obama administration being in charge … it’s the

A Striking Reversal: Trump’s Attacks on the Military and Defense Contractors

September 9, 2020
President Trump mounted a public attack unusual even for him over the Labor Day weekend, accusing his military leadership of advocating war “so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.”Even for a president who has never hesitated to contradict himself for political

Maxine Waters Criticizes Trump for His Attacks Against Mail-In Ballots

August 4, 2020
Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif) accused President Donald Trump of deliberately sabotaging the United States Postal Service as he’s mounted more attacks against vote-by-mail initiatives. “Trump put Postmaster DeJoy in charge of the postal service to dismantle the USPS & sabotage vote by mail. New procedures are causing massive delays,” Waters tweeted. She added: “Trump &

Trump Attacks Biden’s Clean Energy Initaitve on the Same Day He Announces More Environmental Rollbacks

July 16, 2020
President Donald Trump attacked Democrat Joe Biden, his electoral opponent, after Biden announced a $700 billion economic plan that touts environmental protection measures as a means for restoring economic growth. “Our past vice president opposes — think of this — all of our permitting reforms,” Trump said to an audience in Atlanta during a speech

As Race Tightens, Bernie Sanders Attacks Pete Buttigieg’s Billionaire Donor Connections

February 10, 2020
After an effective tie in Iowa and heading into a nail-biter of a New Hampshire primary, Senator Bernie Sanders went on the offensive Friday against his closest rival in the race, former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg. In an address to the Politics & Eggs breakfast—a New Hampshire tradition for visiting presidential candidates—Sanders criticized Buttigieg…

Migrant attacks factor to rising anxiety in S Africa

March 7, 2017
Violence lines Pretoria ties with Nigeria and raises fears in diaspora communitiesRead Extra

White Supremacist Donated to Several 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

June 22, 2015
The head of a white supremacist group, cited by the suspected gunman who killed nine people at a black South Carolina church last week, has given thousands ...

Charleston – A history of attacks on black churches in the South

June 19, 2015
In the wake of the heinous murders of nine members of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church this week, many have pointed to historic congregation’s central role in the city’s African-American community. As Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor and state legislator who was killed in the shooting, told a group of visitors in 2013, “It’s


October 3, 2014
Those of us who fought to empower the disenfranchised in the 1960s, we veterans of the Southern Civil Rights Movement are now called upon to defend everything we have won. We now have the opportunity to join, at its inception, the 99% Spring Movement to train 100,000 people in economic literacy as well as the

Nigeria Kidnappings — Who Are the ‘Boko Haram?’

July 16, 2014
By Andrew Lam Editor’s Note: Professor Michael Watts teaches geography at UC Berkeley and is the author of many books, including “Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria” and “Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta.” He spoke to NAM editor Andrew Lam about the recent kidnappings