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Donald Trump Condemns Racism Before "Unite the Right" Nazi Rally In DC

Donald Trump Condemns Racism Before “Unite the Right” Nazi Rally In DC

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.

The Hill reports:

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.

One Year After Dangerously Flawed ENDA Passes The Senate, The HRC Still Supports and Praises It.

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From the HRC Blog:

Today marks one year since the historic passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) through the Senate.  This bipartisan legislation, which won the support of 10 Republican Senators, would prohibit discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  

HRC supports the ENDA for a very simple reason: it will guarantee millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in all 50 states explicit, reliable protections from discrimination in the workplace.  No longer would qualified, hardworking Americans be denied job opportunities, fired or otherwise discriminated against just because they are LGBT.  And the public overwhelmingly supports these workplace protections.  In fact, 8 out of 10 people mistakenly believe that this is already law.

Unfortunately, House Republican Leadership has continued to stand in the way of equality, refusing to bring the legislation to a vote in the House of Representatives.  If Members of Congress were given the opportunity to vote, ENDA would pass in the House.

This version of ENDA would also  guarantee that religious organizations and institutions would be legally able to discriminate against and fire LGBT Americans and such discrimination would be written into law and then be very hard undo.

So why exactly is HRC not only still supporting this dog of bill but also still praising it?

 

 

 

Cincinnati IRS Service Center Evacuated Due To Suspicious White Powder

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Authorities were called to the IRS Cincinnati Service Center building located across the Ohio river in Covington, KY early Wednesday morning to investigate a report of suspicious white powder mailed to the facility..

The report was made around 7 a.m. on 4th Street.

The service center which houses over a 1000 employees and processes hundreds of thousands of various tax forms a day has been evacuated.

Covington Police and hazmat crews both responded to the scene.

While mailings like this are not common, with the recent bashings of the IRS by the Tea Party and the Republican party its created a heightened security risk and danger to IRS employees.

At the time of this writing the powder has not been identified.

We will update the story when more news is available.