Houston Nurses Protest After Losing Their Jobs for Refusing COVID-19 Shots

More than a hundred hospital employees and supporters gathered in protest of the firing of employees who reject COVID-19 shots, writes Derrick Broze. (TLAV) — On Monday afternoon, employees of the Houston Methodist hospital system were joined by supporters from around the Houston area as they were suspended without pay for saying no to COVID-19 injections. The employees are now suing Houston Methodist in an effort to fight against COVID19 mandates. The Houston Methodist hospital operates eight hospitals with more than 26,000 employees. On March 31, Methodist CEO Dr. Marc Boom announced that the shots – which have not received approval by the US Food and Drug Administration – would be mandatory for all employees. Houston Methodist hospital employees were told to take the shots by June 7th or lose their jobs. Methodist also required hospital managers to have at least one COVID shot by April 15th. Those who chose not to receive the treatments by Monday now have 2 final weeks before they will officially be fired. “Mandating the vaccine was not a decision we made lightly. … Because science has proven that the Covid-19 vaccines are not only safe, but extremely effective, it became an easier decision to make,” Boom wrote

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As We Hold Them Accountable, Police Across the U.S. Are Quitting in Record Numbers

(TFTP) — New reports from across the country show that police departments are unable to keep their numbers up as fewer people are applying to be cops and record numbers of cops are seeking early retirement or simply quitting. There is a police recruitment crisis in America but this should not surprise anyone and can serve as a major opportunity, if we seize it. Though calls for police accountability have been becoming louder over the last few years, the movement sparked by the murder of George Floyd set off a powder keg which has led to historical reform from coast to coast. As a result of the push to be held accountable for their actions, cops are upset and are leaving the force in record numbers. According to a report out of New York, more than 5,300 NYPD uniformed officers retired or put in their papers to leave in 2020 — a 75 percent spike from the year before. A whopping 2,600 cops quit the job while another 2,746 officers filed for an early retirement. These number make up approximately 15% of the entire NYPD. The trend is continuing into 2021 as well. As FOX reports, through April 21 of this

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Biden to Continue Seeking Extradition of Assange

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Biden Administration will continue to seek the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a Justice Department official said on Tuesday. This means the US will continue to challenge the decision of Vanessa Baraitser, the UK judge who ruled against the extradition, citing the risk of Assange committing suicide if he ends up in a US supermax prison. “We continue to seek his extradition,” said Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi, according to Reuters. Baraitser made her decision on January 4th, and the US formally appealed the ruling on January 15th. The appeal process could take months, and Assange is still being held in London’s Belmarsh prison. The Trump Administration indicted Assange on 17 counts of espionage and one count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime. If extradited, Assange could face up to 175 years in prison for exposing US war crimes. While Baraitser ultimately ruled against the extradition, she sided with the US prosecution team in her ruling and said the US would be justified to put Assange on trial for espionage. But Assange used standard journalistic practices to obtain the leaks he was indicted for, something many human rights groups, journalist organizations, and UN officials have pointed out. With

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Bipartisan Support Grows for Domestic Terror Laws

Since the incident at the US Capitol Building on January 6th, calls for new domestic terror laws are growing. President Biden and plenty of other US politicians have made it clear that they view the demonstrators who entered the Capitol as “domestic terrorists.” In Congress, there is bipartisan support to increase penalties for domestic terror convictions that put them on the same level as laws targeting international groups, like ISIS and al-Qaeda. On Thursday, a bipartisan majority of the House Homeland Security Committee endorsed the idea of domestic terror laws. US lawmakers heard from so-called experts who claimed there was a “high likelihood” that another “domestic terrorist attack” would occur soon. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling for new domestic terror laws. “I think it sends a strong message about where Congress is, that we’re going to treat domestic terrorism on an equal plane as international terrorism,” he said. Elizabeth Neumann, a former assistant secretary for counterterrorism and threat prevention at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, suggested that the threat would linger for “10 to 20 years.” Domestic terror legislation has been introduced in Congress that would establish domestic terror offices within the Department of

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Americans Are Being Divided as the War on Domestic Terror Expands

Americans appear too divided and distracted to recognize that the architects of the Patriot Act and the failed War on Terror now have their sights set on the American homeland. The first week of 2021 kicked off with chaos at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Was it a protest, a riot or an insurrection? Were there provocateurs, and if so, were they Antifa, the cops, and/or the Feds? As usual, everyone on the internet thinks they know the answer within ten minutes. Unfortunately, this genuinely leads to the spreading of unfounded theories – many based on nothing but speculation and emotion. But while the public is debating over theories and arguing amongst themselves, the newly emboldened Military Industrial Complex is eagerly anticipating the incoming Biden Administration as an opportunity to expand the War on Domestic Terror. In the immediate aftermath of the “storming of the Capitol”, the media pundits, intelligence community, and politicians began foaming at the mouth in excitement over the chance to push through Domestic Terror legislation. Michigan representative Elissa Slotkin, also former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense and CIA analyst, said, “the post 9/11 era is over. The single greatest national security threat right now is our

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“You Alone Can Save His Life”: Snowden Urges Trump to Pardon Assange

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “You alone can save his life,” Snowden tweeted. Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange. You alone can save his life. @realDonaldTrump — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) December 3, 2020 Assange, who exposed U.S. war crimes, has been jailed at Belmarsh Prison in London since April 2019 and faces possible extradition to the U.S. Facing 17 alleged violations of the U.S. Espionage Act and one for computer fraud, Assange could be hit with a sentence of up to 175 years. His detention conditions and case have prompted international outrage from human rights and press freedom defenders. Snowden’s appeal to Trump came a week after Stella Moris, Assange’s partner, tweeted an image of their two young sons and urged the U.S. president to grant Assange freedom. “I beg you, please bring him home for Christmas @realDonaldTrump,” Moris tweeted. The plights of Assange and Snowden—who’s lived in Russia since his 2013 explosive leak of documents revealing the U.S. government’s massive surveillance operations—also drew attention this week from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawii), who urged

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Maine Becomes the First State to Officially Register the People’s Party

Augusta, Maine — The People’s Party is on the move! It officially registered as a state party in Maine today, where in order to get on the ballot for the 2022 midterms, it had to register in December of this year. Organizers filed on the morning of the first day of the filing window. The first state party registration comes less than a month after the general election, as the People’s Party prepares to offer a progressive populist alternative to the corporate-funded Democratic and Republican parties in 2022 and 2024. ”We are very excited to file today, a lot of Mainers’ work went into getting to this moment. We look forward to the hard work ahead of us to grow this party for the people to success,” said Lindsey Weeks, Maine state coordinator with the Movement for a People’s Party. The People’s Party is the emerging successor of the Movement for a People’s Party, the 120,000-member national movement for a major new party in America. This August, MPP held a national convention with more than 30 renowned speakers including Dr. Cornel West, Sen. Nina Turner, Marianne Williamson, Danny Glover, Jesse Ventura, Jimmy Dore, Chris Hedges, Amaya Wangeshi, Chris Smalls, Ryan Knight,

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Russia FM: Libya warlord Haftar is ready to sign ceasefire agreement

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that Libya’s renegade General Khalifa Haftar was ready to sign a

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Revealed: Saudi Arabia Tripled its Theft of Yemen’s Oil amid Price War with Russia

MARIB, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia possesses around 18 percent of the world’s petroleum reserves. That fact though has done little

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China Touts “Aircraft Carrier Killer” Missiles As US Supercarriers Operate In South China Sea

China has slammed what it calls the United States flexing its muscles in the South China Sea to try to

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The Battle of Seattle Was Fought by the Pro-war “Left” in Northern Syria

The ongoing series of protests, riots and unrest following the death of George Floyd culminated in the establishment of a

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Reparations and Other Scams: Israeli Survivors Live in Poverty and Are Starving?

The issue of reparations and other compensation has been much in the news of late, most particularly in relationship to

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Schumer: Trump Is the 'Weakest' President in American History

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called President Donald Trump the “weakest” president in American history. Schumer

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GOP Rep. Brady on Biden Proposal to Cancel Trump Tax Cuts: 'Can't Think of Anything More Dangerous and Irresponsible'

In an interview with Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Company” on Thursday, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) sounded off on presumptive

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More WaPo Alarmism: Now Lying About Climate Change, Floods

Among the climate click-bait articles getting Google attention today is a piece in the Washington Post, ‘Millions of homeowners face

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Sergei Khrushchev: A Eulogy from His Close Student

Sergey Khrushchev, son of former USSR premier, Nikita Khrushchev, who relocated to the United States after the USSR collapsed and

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Iran Asks Interpol to Help Arrest Trump for Killing Soleimani

Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force and one of the most respected figures in Iran, was

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Blue State Blues: Tocqueville Saw the 'Cancel Culture' Coming, and How to Beat It

The present American moment is a frightening one, where crowds of protesters, egged on by the mainstream media, are not

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