Trump reacts to Barcelona terror by touting (debunked) anti-Muslim war crime tale
Stonewall Jackson's Descendants Want His Monuments Taken Down
While attendees at last Saturday?s violent ?Unite The Right? rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, may want to keep monuments to generals like Robert E. Lee and Thomas ?Stonewall? Jackson standing, some relatives of the Confederate leaders do not. On Monday, the Rev. Robert Wright Lee, IV, the former general?s great-great-great-great-nephew, said that he believed it was time to take down the statues of his ancestor. Now, William Jackson Christian and Warren Edmund Christian, the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson, also want statues honoring the Confederate general removed from public display in their home town of Richmond, Virginia, and other cities as well.
Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates
By Erik De Castro and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines police came under pressure on Friday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 80 people shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs. Television channels aired CCTV footage that showed Kian Loyd Delos Santos being carried by two men to the place where his body was later found, raising doubt about an official report that said he was shot because he fired at police officers first. Witnesses told the ABS-CBN channel that the teenager did not have a firearm and police officers at the scene handed him a gun, asked him to fire the weapon and run.
Chinese state media just released a terribly racist video mocking Indians
A video released by Chinese state media is turning heads for all the wrong reasons. The Xinhua News Agency, China's official press agency, on Wednesday released a video accusing India of committing several "sins." The video features a man dressed in a turban and a fake beard, speaking in a supposed "Indian" accent. SEE ALSO: FaceApp removes racist selfie filters The video, titled "7 Sins of India", comes amid months of increasing tensions between China and India over a border dispute, which has become known as the Doklam standoff. The three-minute long video sees a Chinese presenter explaining the Doklam standoff via a script chiding India, while the Indian "guest star" enacts a mock dialogue to a canned laugh soundtrack. The host accuses India of being a "bad neighbour," saying that Doklam has been internationally recognised as a "part of China." "Didn't your mama tell you [sic] never break the law?" she asks. Image: xinhua/twitterThe video also sees the "Indian man" ? played by a Chinese actor ? chirping in to repeat what the presenter has said, speaking in a strong faux accent. Many have criticised the video's racist angle. This is poorly produced, racist & distasteful. No tact. Air your grievances maturely, not like a vindictive child @XHNews. You can do better ? Ryan Pino (@Ryan_Pino213) August 17, 2017 China's official news agency Xinhua mocks India, (attempts to) mimic Indian accent in racist video tht parodies a turbaned Indian @htTweets https://t.co/M7xvBSaBBt ? sutirtho patranobis (@spatranobis) August 16, 2017 FYI @XHNews: It's not okay in the 21st century to have someone dress up in a turban, mock an Indian accent. Shocking from official agency. pic.twitter.com/1oC0MsOG59 ? Ananth Krishnan (@ananthkrishnan) August 16, 2017 Yes, the Indian caricature is crude & racist. Loads of racist comments online from Indians, but not clever for @XHNews to follow this path. ? Kin F. Kam (@DrKinKam) August 16, 2017 Wow, Xinhua has gone full racist!? https://t.co/afUsvonTgx ? Carl Zha (@CarlZha) August 16, 2017 According to Sadanand Dhume, an analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, the video shows that Beijing has "absolutely no intention of treating India as an equal." "Instead of framing the disagreement with India as a legitimate dispute, Beijing has chosen to dismiss or mock New Delhi's concerns," he says in a blogpost. The two countries have for months been locked in a standoff after India blocked Chinese efforts to extend a border road through Doklam, a plateau that is claimed by both Bhutan and China. India, who is one of Bhutan's biggest allies, is concerned that the road would give China greater access to parts of India and is backing Bhutan's claim over the land. It later sent troops to stop China's construction of the road. As of now, both countries have yet to withdraw from the area. WATCH: Here?s how many people in the U.S. will possibly see the eclipse
Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) ? An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers.
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Neo-Nazis love media attention. But ignoring them isn't an option | Bob Garfield
There is a genuine conflict of two public interests: the collateral damage of publicity versus the right to know. First there was the violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where crowds of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white nationalists and assorted alt-right mouthbreathers were televised chanting racist and antisemitic slogans and roughing up counter-protesters, culminating in the death of one woman. Yep, some of the finest neo-Nazis this great country has to offer.
Trump responds to Barcelona terror attack: 'Be tough and strong, we love you!'
US President Donald Trump has condemned a recent van attack in Barcelona, vowing to do "whatever is necessary to help" in the aftermath. A van ploughed into pedestrians on Barcelona's busy "Las Ramblas" thoroughfare on Thursday evening, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 50. Barcelona authorities said they are treating the incident as a terrorist attack.
White supremacist cries on camera as he describes 'terror' over arrest warrant
A white supremacist who helped organise the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has appeared on camera crying as he describes his fear of arrest. Chris Cantwell, a racist who previously claimed he and others would "f***ing kill" anti-fascist demonstrators for interfering with their right to express their views, sobs uncontrollably in the clip. The blogger was featured in a Vice News documentary filmed before, during and after the rally in Virginia turned violent.