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With midnight raids and chat-room traps, Egypt launches sweeping crackdown on gay community
Egypt Police
WashingtonPost | CAIRO — A crackdown on gay people in Egypt intensified in recent days as security forces raided cafes in downtown Cairo and courts delivered harsh prison sentences, further driving the nation’s LGBT community...
New Segregation Signs Pop Up in Leftist Establishments
Trump supporters
PJMedia | A long, long time ago, Democrats had a lot of fun with signs. They posted them everywhere — on drinking fountains, in restaurants, in clothing stores, you name it. There was a sign for every scenario for telling people...
Southern Poverty Law Center Gets Creative to Label 'Hate Groups'
SPLC
Bloomberg | In 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center designated the Family Research Council a “hate group” because of its orthodox position on homosexuality, and its occasionally incendiary defenses of that position. In 2012, Floyd...
Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities
Southern Poverty Law Center
FreeBeacon | The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a liberal, Alabama-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that has gained prominence on the left for its "hate group" designations, pushes millions of dollars to...
ACLU sues Trump over transgender ban
Soldiers
TheHill | The American Civil Liberties Union is suing President Trump over his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military. The ACLU made the announcement on Twitter on Monday morning. “BREAKING: We're taking...
Rainbow raids: Egypt launches its widest anti-gay crackdown yet
Military Police
Reuters | CAIRO (Reuters) - Sarah Hegazy has been jailed, beaten by inmates, and could face a life sentence in an Egyptian prison if found guilty of “promoting sexual deviancy” and other charges tied to her alleged crime: waving...
Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’
Facebook
ProPublica | Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you.  Until this week, when we asked Facebook about it, the world’s...
Why Is the Media Promoting Antifa? Self-proclaimed “Anti-Fascists” Promoting Violent Protest
AntiFa
WSWS | Over the past week, the anarchist affiliation Antifa (“Anti-fascist”) has received widespread and favorable coverage in the establishment media. On August 18, the New York Times, the main newspaper voice for the...
Gender 'X' could soon be an option on California state IDs
Gender Binary
MiamiHerald | California could become the U.S. state with the most fluid definition of gender on its official state IDs if a bill making its way through the legislature becomes law. The California Senate has already passed SB179,...
Street Artist's Facebook Page Shut Down as "Hate Speech" After Zuckerberg Stunt
Mark Zuckerberg
HollywoodReporter | F*ck Zuck 2020" posters, the symbol after the "F" being a middle finger, were hung in various California cities. The work of a conservative street artist known for skewering the liberal politics of celebrities and...
‘F*ck Zuck 2020’ street art appears as Facebook founder hires Hillary strategist
Fuck Zuck
AmericanMirror | As Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg begins to surround himself with political consultants, street art appeared in California recently that shows not everyone would “like” his rumored political run. Los Angeles street...
Transgender Airman: ‘I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military’
Logan Ireland
TheHill | A prominent transgender airman pushed back against President Trump’s announcement Wednesday to ban transgender people from serving in the military, saying he’s determined to continue serving in the Air Force. “I would...
Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military
Donald Trump
NYTimes | WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will no longer “accept or allow” transgender people in the United States military, saying American forces “must be focused on decisive and...
The Incredible Lost History of How “Civil Rights Plus Full Employment Equals Freedom”
Federal Reserve
TheIntercept | Washington, D.C.’s think tanks produce a tsunami of studies, reports and manifestos. Most of it has a readership that, outside of wonks and reporters, could be counted on the fingers of one hand. It truly matters that...
Secretary of the Navy: 'Any patriot that wants to serve should be able to serve in our military'
NAVY
NAVYTimes | The new secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer, says that the Navy needs more ships and that 355 ships is the right number to target. A week after getting confirmed by Congress, Spencer is in the middle of his...
Is the Queer Brigade Fighting ISIS in Syria a Force for Liberation or Alienation?
TQILA
TheIntercept | Last month, a rag-tag group of foreign fighters announced the creation of the first LGBTQ brigade fighting against the Islamic State in Syria. Their name? The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army, or TQILA (yes,...
Scholars Say Mother Jones Distorted Their Research for Anti-Homeless Article
Homeless
TheIntercept | An article published on July 14 by Mother Jones produced widespread anger. The piece, written by Kevin Drum, began by discussing newly published research from two political science professors on public perceptions of...
Transgender People Can Still Serve for Now, U.S. Military Says
LGBT Army
NYTimes | WASHINGTON — The military’s policy permitting transgender individuals to serve remains in place, the country’s highest military officer said on Thursday, clarifying some of the confusion surrounding President Trump’s...