Daily Archives: January 18, 2021

Possible Role of Flynn, Stone, Bannon, Rudy & Don Jr. in the Jan 6 Incident at the US Capitol

Glenn Kirschner  – Jan 15, 2021

ABC News has reported that Mike Flynn, Roger Stone and Steve Bannon all promoted the January 6th Trump rally that turned deadly. The Department of Justice must investigate their possible criminal responsibility for what happened at the Capitol.

Will Trump consider pardons for Flynn (who has already been pardoned once), Stone (who first had his sentence commuted and then received a pardon) and Bannon (who is pending trial on felony charges involving stealing from Trump supporters, promising to use donations to “build the wall” while pocketing the money?)

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The Liar’s Guide to Mendacious Hypocrisy

The Lincoln Project
Jan 15, 2021

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Origin and History of the Italians


Sep 10, 2019

What are the origins and history of the Italians? In order to look at the ethnogenesis of the Italian nation and larger Latin realm we must first delve into the ancient history of the Italian peninsula, which includes many diverse and fascinating groups, who gradually became the Italian and Latin peoples we all know and love today.

In one of my most anticipated and requested videos, we will be briefly going over the many periods of history in the Italian peninsula, including the pre-Roman, Roman, medieval and modern periods, and how the cultures and politics of the past shaped the country of Italy into the nation it is today, as well as looking at the very impressive Italian diaspora worldwide.

SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words

Democracy Now!

Jan 18, 2021
Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, which he delivered at New York City’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” that he gave on April 3, 1968, the night before he was assassinated.

From Charlottesville to the Capitol: Trump Fueled Right-Wing Violence. It May Soon Get Even Worse

Democracy Now!
Jan 15, 2021
As security is ramped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S., the FBI is warning of more potential violence in the lead-up to Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20. Federal authorities have arrested over 100 people who took part in last week’s deadly insurrection at the Capitol, and The Washington Post reports that dozens of people on a terrorist watch list — including many white supremacists — were in Washington on the day of the insurrection. “This was something that had been coming for a long time,” ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson, who covers right-wing extremism, says of the January 6 riot. “If you looked at the rhetoric online … it was all about revolution, it was all about death to tyrants, it was all about civil war.”

A Testament of Hope

GBH Forum Network

Published on Jan 18, 2021

The Museum of African American History and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras are proud to present our 14th annual celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hosted virtually this year by GBH Forum Network.

This collaboration is a unique partnership of history and music that highlights the words of Dr. King and the musicians of the BYSO’s Intensive Community Program Orchestra. On this special day MAAH and BYSO have traditionally come together to embrace Dr. King’s transformative words along with the young musicians of BYSO’s Intensive Community Program Orchestra performing inspiring music that reminds us of the resilience of the human spirit.

Together we are proud to recognize Dr. King’s enormous impact on our lives. Through the spirit of this day we celebrate his dream as we acknowledge that the work is not done. MAAH and BYSO recognize the universal role of music in the African American experience and its impact across race and ethnicity to advance the message of freedom and hope, past, present and future.

Learn more about the Museum of African American History in Boston & Nantucket: https://www.maah.org/

Learn more about the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra: http://www.BYSOweb.org

GBH Forum Network ~ Free online lectures: Explore a world of ideas See our complete archive here: http://forum-network.org

Honoring MLK And Finding Hope In The Current Moment | Morning Joe | MSNBC


Published on Jan 18, 2021

On Martin Luther King Day, Morning Joe talks with Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King about honoring Dr. King’s legacy and reasons for hope amid the current political moment. Aired on 01/18/2021.

Jan. 6 Was An Inside Job

Empire Files

Jan 18, 2021

Preview clip of our new Empire Files podcast;
full episode on https://www.Patreon.com/EmpireFiles

Abby Martin and Mike Prysner bring you up to date about the DC Capital attack with shocking new and hidden details about the seriousness of the operation, the depths of the inside job, and who from the government may land in prison for it (including Trump). Brian Becker, host of The Socialist Program podcast, joins the conversation with deep analysis about the intervention of the imperialist power structure and the reality of the fascist threat.

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FAO Director-General calls for urgent scale-up of Africa’s Great Green Wall

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on Jan 18, 2021

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, today appealed for an urgent scale-up of Africa’s Great Green Wall initiative to restore degraded land, create jobs and address climate change.

The Director-General spoke in a virtual address to the Great Green Wall investment forum held at the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity 2021 hosted by French President, Emmanuel Macron. The Prince of Wales and the President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, also addressed the summit.

Qu emphasized FAO’s commitment to the Great Green Wall Initiative stating that the UN organization had worked with local communities in the Sahel region on a comprehensive approach towards land restoration by providing plant science and mechanization of traditional agricultural methods to transform agri-food systems and landscapes.

The USA divided: America after Trump | DW Documentary

DW Documentary

Published on Jan 18, 2021

Peter Boykin is a fervent supporter of outgoing U.S. President Trump. In Washington D.C., the protests against the election results turned violent. And Boykin was in the thick of it. He refuses to accept Trump’s loss.

Peter Boykin is president of ‘Gays for Trump’ in Greensboro, North Carolina. The sitting Republican president has many black supporters, as well, even though, during his term in office, he repeatedly failed to stand up for minorities and their rights, either morally or actively. This approach has resulted in extensive repercussions in U.S. politics and proven especially consequential in North Carolina. Before the election, the southern state was called the ‘swingiest swing state’: In barely any other state has the race for the White House proven harder to predict. The first big step toward overcoming the country’s divisions would be for Trump’s followers to accept the fact of his defeat. But Peter Boykin and many others have shown no such willingness. A report by Stefan Simons.