The documents indicate that as of April 2018, Yiannopoulos owed $1.6m to his own company, $400,000 to the Mercers, $153,215 to his former lawyers, $76,574 to former collaborator and Breitbart writer Allum Bokhari, and $20,000 to the luxury jewellery brand Cartier. As of 2 October, Yiannopoulos owed sums of several thousand dollars to far right writers including Ian Miles Cheong, anti-Islamic ideologue Pamela Geller and science fiction writer Theodore Beale, aka Vox Day, the documents indicate, amongst others. They were published on the website of an Australian far right figure and United Patriots Front member.’
Hundreds of white nationalists will gather at Lafayette Square in Washington, DC on Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of last August’s controversial Charlottesville rally where a woman was killed when a car driven by one of the alt-right protesters purposely drove into a crowd.
Jason Kessler, a prominent white nationalist (aka NAZI), is organizing the rally, which begins with a march at 5 p.m. and continues with speakers in Lafayette Square from 5:30 to 7:30.
“White people should be able to have the same rights as other groups,” he said, referencing what he sees as civil rights abuses by the Charlottesville government against white nationalist demonstrators, and against white people more generally
Meanwhile Donald Trump is trying to distance himself from the rally which is made up of his most ardent supporters.
President Trump on Saturday tweeted that he condemns “all types of racism and acts of violence” ahead of the one-year anniversary of the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Trump has been under intense pressure to condemn last year’s violence and speak out against white supremacists organizing an anniversary rally set to take place on Sunday.
The president faced significant criticism over his response to the white supremacist rally last August that left one counter-protestor dead, saying that there was “blame” as well as “very fine people” on “both sides” of the rally.
Washington, D.C. has promised tight security for Sunday. According to Police Chief Peter Newsham, guns will be banned from the premises – even for those who hold permits – and the white nationalists will be kept separate from the counter-protesters for which more than 20 different groups have vowed will be there.
Counter protests will begin with a 2:00 p.m. rally in Freedom Plaza. Then, counter protesters will proceed to Lafayette Square, where they’ve obtained permits to demonstrate on the north side, face-to-face with Kessler’s rally. The Metropolitan Police Department Tuesday issued a traffic advisory for road closures on Sunday due to “first amendment activities.”
Organizers say they expect about 1,000 counter-protesters, and the white nationalists could be vastly outnumbered.
To all our readers who will be in Washington, DC this weekend we beg you to be diligent about your safety and avoid physical confrontations at all cost.
Take heart all you FB users who get sent to FB Jail and banned for so-called explicit pictures. Facebook has FINALLY done something right and has banned blowhard propagandist and conspiracy theory loon Alex Jones and InfoWars!
Problems for Alex Jones and Infowars multiplied Monday as Facebook announced it had “unpublished” four pages run by the conspiracy theorist and radio host, effectively removing him from that platform. The announcement comes just as Apple announced it had removed the entire library of five out of six Infowars’ podcasts, saying the video and audio files had violated its policy against hate speech. Facebook cited the same reasons.
“We have taken it down for glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies,” Facebook said in a statement. “All four Pages have been unpublished for repeated violations of Community Standards and accumulating too many strikes.”
Expect some major faux outrage and victim playing to come from the alt-right.
Four people were arrested late Saturday as scores of alt-right white nationalist protesters and anti-fascist demonstrators squared off in Portland, Oregon.
Among the right-wing marchers, some of whom wore body armor and carried shields, were members of the Patriot Prayer group founded by Joey Gibson, a conservative Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate in November’s midterm elections.
Gibson told supporters they had to be united.
“It’s not even about those punks over there,” he said of the counter-protesters, in a video of his speech shared on social media. “They’re just an obstacle. We’ve got to get them out of the way so we can truly march the streets with thousands of people.”
The counter-protesters were made up of a coalition of labor unions, immigrant rights advocates, democratic socialists and other groups.
As some counter-protesters chanted “Nazis go home,” police in riot gear kept the two groups separated by barricades and by a street in front of the waterfront park. Organizers of the counter-protest said that while Patriot Prayer denies being a white supremacist group, it affiliates itself with known white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazi gangs.
The Portland Police Bureau stated that four people were arrested during rowdy protests andt that officers also seized “multiple weapons throughout the day.”
A reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive was injured when he was struck by a projectile during melee.
Eder Campuzano was bloodied Saturday afternoon but said in a Tweet published on the newspaper’s website that he was “okay” and was going to get evaluated.
Police deployed “flash bangs” and other devices to try to disperse the crowds. Authorities say demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at officers.
Disgraced gay alt-right “journalist” Chadwick Moore went after GRINDR this week after claiming that his profile was blocked after he complained about the inclusion of trans profiles and answering a question by saying that there are only two genders.
Moore tweeted: “@Grindr just shut down my profile for the second time this year because under the ‘Gender’ question (weird af) I wrote ‘There are only 2.”
He added: “If trans women are real women why are they lurking on a gay men’s dating app. And doesn’t the whole trans narrative only deeply further the gender binary? So weird.”
Moore then went further to say he’d “love to see your internal company guidelines on postmodernism, gender theory, and banned words. Are you a gay dating app, or another tech firm engaged in thought-policing at the behest of radical, unfuckable, far-left activists?”
Moore later took to Twitter accusing GRINDR of facilitating sex work and illegal drug use. He then tried to get the FBI to investigate the popular gay hook-up app.
Moore whose career was on the skids two years ago wrote a sympathetic piece on Milo Yiannopoulos for Out that was critiqued as a sympathetic profile on the disgraced alt-right troll and then came out as a Republican to get publicity thus becoming nicknames “Chadwick Mediawhore”.
The alt-rights pro-Donald Trump demonstration in Washington D.C. on Saturday “The Mother of All Rallies” reportedly saw laughably pathetic turnout numbering about 150 people including the rally’s leaders.
The purpose of Saturday’s event was to show united support behind Donald Trump and “American culture,” and while the event’s website claimed, “We condemn racists of all colors and supremacy of all colors,” one attendee was seen wearing a shirt reading, “Guilty of being white.”
Last month, the National Park Service in Washington said it believed Saturday would turn out to one of its busiest days of the year as some 30 events were set to compete for space and attention on federal park land throughout the city. Initially organizers behind the “Mother of All Rallies” had estimated that thousands of people would descend on the nation’s capital for their event. In fact, the rally, which promoters billed as the “Woodstock of American Rallies,” was expected to be one of the day’s biggest and most noteworthy events with some 2,000 people marking themselves as “going” on the event’s Facebook page. Another 6,000 people were marked as “interested” in attending.
There were larger crowds at the National Organization for Marriages’s Summer for Marriage.
Earlier this month, Facebook rolled out a special rainbow flag reaction emoji, allowing users to honor the LGBT community when responding to friends’ photos, statuses and other posts. Facebook officials said they created the reaction in an effort to “celebrate love and diversity” while reaffirming the company’s stance as “a platform that supports all communities.”
The move did not sit well with some extremist right-wing “Christians”
On June 24, Facebook user Hikmat Hanna posted an image asking the social network to create a cross reaction emoji. The next day, Hanna’s post was shared by Arizona-based anti-LGBT evangelist Joshua Feuerstein, who shared the image with his more than two million bigoted Facebook followers.
Feuerstein’s post had racked up more than 19,000 likes, and had been shared more than 9,000 times. “You can’t cheat nature. God cannot create people of the same sex to ever fall in love with one another,” one person commented. “He can’t.” Added another: “People took a symbol like the rainbow which means beauty and a non-destructive action and turned it into a destructive sinful symbol.”
Despite the many requests from Feuerstein and his lemmings followers Facebook won’t give in. “This reaction is not actually available on Facebook, and is not something we’re working on.”
Feuerstein’s anti-gay alt-right conservative views are well-known. In 2015, he unsuccessfully tried to order a cake that read, “We do not support gay marriage,” from a Florida bakery. Later that year, he made headlines when he recorded a video blasting Starbucks for using minimalist red cups without any direct reference to Christmas during the holiday season.
Feuerstein also uploaded a video onto the video-sharing website Vimeo.com in which he is shown saying, “I say, tonight, we punish Planned Parenthood. I think it’s time that abortion doctors should have to run and hide and be afraid for their life.” [sic] The original video was taken down on November 30, 2015 in the aftermath of the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting but it was saved and reposted onto YouTube by many of his followers.
The Columbus Police Department and Homeland Security are looking into a Facebook post that called for the killing of LGBTQ people, ahead of this weekend’s Pride Festival. The post was made to a page dedicated to the event; the poster wrote, “I hope this event turns out like the Boston Marathon a few year’s (sic) back.” The post continues with, “All [LGBTQ people] should be killed or at least relocated.”
Thursday it was confirmed the poster was an employee of the Columbus City School district. The district responded to our inquiry by saying, “We have also been made aware of his inappropriate comments and are working to address the situation.” There has been no word on what disciplinary action has or will be taken; the employee appears to have used a personal Facebook account to make the comment. Columbus Police say they are looking into the post, and have informed Homeland Security which is now also getting involved. – via NBC News
Chris Dodds, 48, who’s Facebook page was extremely alt-right and white supremacist leaning has since been removed by either Facebook or Dodds himself.
Dodd is a garage assistant supervisor who has worked for the school district since 2004.
Columbus City Schools is working on his termination
“Columbus City Schools values and celebrates its diversity. Please know that we are working with authorities to address this matter and his actions. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind,” said Scott Varner, a spokesman for the school district. “We are currently working toward Mr. Dodds’ termination.”
The school district does have a policy on free speech in non-instructional settings that states, “The professional staff member’s expression must be balanced against the interests of this District. The following guidelines are adopted … to avoid situations in which the professional staff member’s expression could conflict with the District’s interests.
More than 400 teachers, staff, students plan to march in Saturday’s Columbus Pride Parade to counter Dodds hate.
Publisher Simon & Schuster on Monday announced it is canceling the publication of alt-right asshole “provocateur” Milo Yiannopoulos’ upcoming book, Dangerous, after a video surfaced on this website and others of the Breitbart senior editor advocating for 13-year-old boys to have sex with adult men.
Senior Vice President of corporate communications Adam Rothberg tweeted the decision amid growing controversy surrounding Yiannopoulos’ unearthed comments.
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has also recinded Yiannopoulos’ invitation to give the keynote speech at this year’s assembly. Separate reports indicate the far-right mouthpiece is “facing possible dismissal” at Breitbart—the publication formerly chaired by chief White House strategist Steve Bannon—as staffers threaten to leave the company if Yiannopoulos remains.
Yiannopoulos has made two statements on Facebook and is desperately begging media outlets to let him on air to defend himself.
As of this posting none have agreed to have Yiannopoulos on.
Sunday morning, less than one day after the controversial announcement about the CPAC speaker lineup, video surfaced of Milo Yiannopoulos allegedly defending pedophilia in the past.
“We get hung up on this sort of child abuse stuff,” Yiannopoulos is heard saying in a video, acknowledging that he has a controversial point of view, “to the point where we are heavily policing consensual adults.”
“In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men — the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship — those relationships in which those older men help those young boys discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable, sort of rock, where they can’t speak to their parents,” he added.
“It sounds like molestation to me,” an unnamed person tells Yiannopoulos in reply, likely an interviewer. “It sounds like Catholic priest molestation to me.”
“But you know what? I’m grateful for Father Michael. I wouldn’t give nearly such good head if it wasn’t for him,” Yiannopoulos replied, using a euphemism for male oral sex.
Yiannopoulos has responded on his Facebook page:
There’s a video going around that purports to show me saying anti-semitic things (nope) and advocating for pedophilia (big nope). The shocking thing? It’s Republicans doing it. Sad to see establishment types collapse into the same tactics as social justice warriors: name calling, deceptively edited videos, confected moral outrage and public shaming. This is why they deserve to burn — and why they are burning. Here’s how I actually feel about pedophilia, which you’d know if you’d actually watched or read anything I’ve ever done. Or, you know, if you had two brain cells to rub together. There’s only one appropriate response to this sort of behavior, and it’s a gigantic FUCK YOU!
I don’t know if I should be happy this clip came out but or be angry because the far right can still use this to push the stereotype that all gay men are pedophiles.
The bad news is that the far right will continue to promote this lie.
The good news is that this just threw Milo under a fleet of buses.
Milo Yiannopoulos posted a second and lengthy defenseaka damage control of his comments on pedophilia. Some excerpts:
A note for idiots: I do not support pedophilia. Period. It is a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the very worst. There are selectively edited videos doing the rounds, as part of a co-ordinated effort to discredit me from establishment Republicans, that suggest I am soft on the subject.
If it somehow comes across (through my own sloppy phrasing or through deceptive editing) that I meant any of the ugly things alleged, let me set the record straight: I am completely disgusted by the abuse of children.
I have never defended and would never defend child abusers, as my reporting history shows. The world is messy and complicated, and I recognize it as such, as this furore demonstrates. But that is a red line for any decent person.
The videos do not show what people say they show. I *did* joke about giving better head as a result of clerical sexual abuse committed against me when I was a teen. If I choose to deal in an edgy way on an internet livestream with a crime I was the victim of that’s my prerogative. It’s no different to gallows humor from AIDS sufferers.
I shouldn’t have used the word “boy” when I talked about those relationships between older men and younger gay men. (I was talking about my own relationship when I was 17 with a man who was 29. The age of consent in the UK is 16.) That was a mistake. Gay men often use the word “boy” when they refer to consenting adults. I understand that heterosexual people might not know that, so it was a sloppy choice of words that I regret.
This rush to judgment from establishment conservatives who hate Trump as much as they hate me, before I have had any chance to provide context or a response, is one of the big reasons gays vote Democrat.