By Robert A. Vella

On the day that white supremacist James Fields was sentenced for murdering a counter-protester during the violent 2017 Charlottesville incident, President Trump put his racist persona on public display once again triggering condemnation from congressional Democrats and mostly uneasy silence from Republicans.  But, Neo-Nazis are making headlines in other places too such as Montana and Italy.  Trump’s rhetorical warmongering against Iran has hit a snag in the U.K. as both contenders to replace Prime Minister Theresa May say they won’t support him.  The United Nations reported that world poverty is on the rise.  Massive flooding in South Asia is killing people and forcing millions to evacuate.

Racists and Neo-Nazis

From:  Neo-Nazi James Fields get life plus 419 years in state court for murder in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – James Alex Fields Jr., a neo-Nazi who rammed his car into counterprotesters of a “Unite the Right” rally in 2017, leaving one dead and dozens injured, was sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years in state court Monday.

Judge Richard Moore upheld a Virginia jury’s recommended sentence from December. He also imposed a fine of $480,000.

Given an opportunity to criticize white nationalists, Trump instead welcomed their agreement

Read: Full text of House resolution condemning Trump’s ‘racist comments’

From:  Founder of neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer should pay $14 million to victim of ‘troll storm,’ judge says

The founder and editor of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer should be ordered to pay more than $14 million to a Montana real estate agent against whom he organized an anti-Semitic “troll storm,” a federal magistrate judge found on Monday.

The judgment was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Missoula, Montana, against Andrew Anglin, who encouraged the online intimidation campaign against Tanya Gersh, a Jewish real estate agent in the Montana resort town of Whitefish, her husband and their 12-year-old son.

In an opinion that must still be approved by U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, the magistrate judge, Jeremiah C. Lynch, recommended a default judgment against Anglin, who failed to appear for a deposition in April.

From:  Machine Guns, Assault Rifles and Air-to-Air Missile Seized From Neo-Nazi Group in Italy

Police in Italy have uncovered a staggering arsenal of weapons amassed by neo-Nazi figures in several cities in the north of the country.

Officers raided multiple locations on Monday and seized arms including automatic rifles, submachine guns and even an air-to-air missile, ANSA reported.

Trump’s warmongering hits a snag

From:  U.S. War With Iran Will Not Have British Support, Boris Johnson Warns Donald Trump

Speaking alongside rival and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the final leadership debate on Monday, Johnson said he would not support strikes against Iran if he becomes prime minister at the end of this month.

Johnson is widely expected to defeat Hunt in the race to become the next Conservative Party leader—and thus prime minister—when the result of the contest is announced on July 23.

Neither Hunt nor Johnson—both of whom have served as foreign secretary under outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May—pledged to support President Donald Trump if the U.S. went to war with Iran.

World poverty rises

From:  World hunger on the rise as 820m at risk, UN report finds

More than 820 million people worldwide are still going hungry, according to a UN report that says reaching the target of zero hunger by 2030 is “an immense challenge”.

The number of people with not enough to eat has risen for the third year in a row as the population increases, after a decade when real progress was made. The underlying trend is stabilization, when global agencies had hoped it would fall.

South Asia floods

From:  Floods force millions to flee homes in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

KATHMANDU/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Floods have forced more than three million people from their homes across north and northeastern India, officials said on Monday, as the death toll in neighboring Nepal and low-lying Bangladesh rose to 76 after days of heavy monsoon rains.

Worst affected is the northern Indian state of Bihar, where some 1.9 million people have fled their homes due to rising waters, a state government release said.

More than 100 dead and 6 million affected by flooding across South Asia

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10 thoughts on “Racists and Neo-Nazis, Trump’s warmongering hits a snag, world poverty rises, S. Asia floods, and more

  1. Pingback: Racists and Neo-Nazis, Trump’s warmongering hits a snag, world poverty rises, S. Asia floods, and more | sdbast

  2. I think we can see where all this is headed and it’s not just in the US. And people, decent people, are so oblivious to it.

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