June 3, 2020

The Damage Report: June 3, 2020

Racist Steve King has been knocked out for good. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/us/politics/steve-king-offensive-quotes.html "Representative Steve King of Iowa, who was stripped of his House committee seats on Monday night after making remarks defending white supremacy, has a long history of racist comments and insults about immigrants. Republicans rarely rebuked him until recently, with some suggesting that Mr. King’s language and views were new to them. “This just popped up on Friday,” Representative Steve Scalise, the second-ranking House Republican, said on Sunday, when asked if the party would penalize Mr. King for saying, in an interview with The Times, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” National Republicans courted his political support in Iowa: He was a national co-chairman of Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential effort and of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ 2018 election. House leadership appointed him chairman of the subcommittee on the Constitution and civil justice. And President Trump boasted in the Oval Office that he raised more money for Mr. King than for anyone else." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Trump cries over this hilarious new nickname. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/republican-voters-against-trump-carnage_n_5ed73872c5b67913aa26c2ea?utm_hp_ref=au-us-politics "A Republican group opposed to President Donald Trump is urging voters to end his “American carnage” by voting him out of office in November. And it’s using one of Trump’s favorite TV shows to spread the message. Republican Voters Against Trump ― a campaign that launched last week to highlight the voices of disaffected party members ― is running an ad this week on “Fox & Friends” that uses the president’s own words against him. The spot is centered around a line from his inauguration: “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now,” which has taken on new meaning amid a deadly pandemic and nationwide civil unrest: Defending Democracy Together, a group of “Never Trump” conservatives including commentator Bill Kristol, created Republican Voters Against Trump. It is among several groups on the right ― including the Lincoln Project, which was co-founded by attorney George Conway and GOP strategists Rick Wilson and Steve Schmidt ― targeting the president as the election approaches." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 5 minutes
June 2, 2020

The Damage Report: June 2, 2020

Donald Trump tear gases a priest and his church for a photo op. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/2020/6/1/21277624/trump-episcopal-bishop-church-tear-gas-photo-op-mariann-budde "The Right Rev. Mariann Budde, the Episcopal bishop for Washington, DC, condemned President Trump shortly after law enforcement officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a peaceful protest — all so that Trump could have a photo op in front of a church. Sunday night, as large groups of peaceful protesters and much smaller groups of less peaceful demonstrators filled the streets of DC, a fire was set in the basement of St. John’s Church, an Episcopal church located near the White House. The fire was extinguished, and the church reportedly suffered only minor damage. Nevertheless, Trump decided to visit the church Monday evening and stand outside it while holding a Bible. Shortly before this visit, he delivered a brief address that quickly slipped into authoritarian rhetoric. “If a city or state refuses to take the actions necessary to defend the life and property of their residents,” Trump proclaimed, “then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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New George Floyd autopsy exposes the original fraudulent report. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/2020/6/1/21277349/george-floyd-asphyxiation-autopsy-independent-homicide "A new autopsy report, commissioned by the family of George Floyd, finds that Floyd died of asphyxiation, conflicting with an official report from the Hennepin County medical examiner. The medical examiner’s preliminary conclusion was that Floyd did not die of “traumatic asphyxia or strangulation” after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd by the neck with his knee for nearly nine minutes. Rather, the official report suggested that Floyd’s “underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease” played a role in his death, as well as the fact that Floyd may have been intoxicated. But the new report reaches a different conclusion, finding that Floyd did die of asphyxiation as Chauvin compressed Floyd’s neck and back. The new report was conducted by two forensic pathologists, one of whom, Michael Baden, previously served as chief medical examiner for New York City. Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death, and the official report does not excuse Chauvin’s behavior. Rather, it suggests that “the combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump threatens protesters in his ominous speech. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/politics/donald-trump-national-address-race/index.html "Declaring himself "your president of law and order," President Donald Trump vowed Monday to return order to American streets using the military if widespread violence isn't quelled, even as peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates were dispersed with tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets. It was all, apparently, so Trump could visit a nearby church. The episode, which amounted to one of the most highly charged and discordant moments in recent presidential history, came as nationwide unrest escalates and as Trump comes under pressure to demonstrate a modicum of conciliation for a country torn along racial, ideological and political lines. He did not offer that on Monday, choosing instead to retrench. He called violent protests "domestic acts of terror" which law enforcement would "dominate the streets" to quell. "If a city or state refuses to take the actions necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them," Trump said." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Biden misses the mark in addressing George Floyd protests, but its better than nothing. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/02/867671792/biden-to-condemn-trumps-protest-response-in-speech "Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned both police violence and President Trump's increasingly confrontational response to widespread unrest in a Tuesday morning speech delivered at Philadelphia City Hall. "When peaceful protesters are dispersed by the order of the president from the doorstep of the people's house, the White House — using tear gas and flash grenades — in order to stage a photo op at a noble church, we can be forgiven for believing that the president is more interested in power than in principle," Biden said. "More interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care. For that's what the presidency is: the duty to care — to care for all of us." On Monday evening, Trump walked from the White House across Lafayette Square to hold a Bible in front of St. John's Church, after peaceful protesters were forcibly cleared from the park. (The U.S. Park Police say they used smoke canisters, not tear gas, though it's not clear if another law enforcement agency engaged there used other munitions.)" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 7 minutes
June 1, 2020

The Damage Report: June 1, 2020

Trump cowers in an underground bunker as America rises during national protests. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Support the movement: Master List of Petitions, Donation links and more: blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Black Lives Matter Petition to #DefundThePolice: blacklivesmatter.com/defundthepolice/ Reclaim The Block Petition to Defund The MPD Police: secure.everyaction.com/eR7GA7oz70GL8doBq19LrA2 Official George Floyd Memorial Fundraiser: gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd I Run With Ahmaud Arbery Fundraiser: gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud Black Lives Matter LA’s Action Bail Fund: linktr.ee/ActionBailFundLA List of Bail Funds Nationwide: bailfunds.github.io/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/trump/report-trump-was-taken-to-underground-bunker-during-fridays-protests-outside-white-house/ "As protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers continued outside the White House, President Donald Trump was reportedly taken into an underground bunker by the Secret Service for about an hour Friday evening. The New York Times first reported that the president was rushed to a bunker on Friday. CNN senior national correspondent Alex Marquardt confirmed that reporting in an appearance live from Washington, D.C. during a program hosted by Don Lemon. Marquardt discussed the protests that had occurred in D.C. and many other cities across America over the past few nights. Like several other cities, D.C. has imposed a curfew, effective at 11:00 pm local time. Marquardt noted that the protest had been peaceful during the day, but expected that it would start to get “violent” and “unruly” as the sun was setting. The National Guard has been deployed in D.C. to help keep order and was continuing to assist D.C. police and federal park service officers specifically in attempting to maintain distance between the protesters and the White House." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Why is Trump obsessed with antifa? Here’s the real reason as we debunk Trump’s antifa nonsense. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Support the movement: Master List of Petitions, Donation links and more: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Black Lives Matter Petition to #DefundThePolice: https://blacklivesmatter.com/defundthepolice/ Reclaim The Block Petition to Defund The MPD Police: https://secure.everyaction.com/eR7GA7oz70GL8doBq19LrA2 Official George Floyd Memorial Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd I Run With Ahmaud Arbery Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud Black Lives Matter LA’s Action Bail Fund: https://linktr.ee/ActionBailFundLA List of Bail Funds Nationwide: https://bailfunds.github.io/ Master list of other ways to help: https://www.thecut.com/2020/05/george-floyd-protests-how-to-help-where-to-donate.html Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/31/incoherent-it-dangerous-trump-threatens-designate-antifa-which-isnt-actual-group "Civil liberties advocates and progressive voices threw up immediate flags of alarm on Sunday afternoon after President Donald Trump threatened to officially designate "ANTIFA"—a moniker that stands for anti-fascist but is not, as informed people were forced to point out, an actual organization—as a "terrorist organization." In recent years, the term ANTIFA has become a broad stand-in phrase used to describe certain left-wing activists—including some anarchist and anti-fascist groups or networks. As protests and uprisings have occurred in cities nationwide over recent days in the wake of last week's killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Trump and other officials have blamed so-called "Antifa instigators"—mostly without providing any solid evidence—with stoking violence or carrying out property destruction. After Trump tweeted Sunday that "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," critics immediately saw it as a blatant effort to use the authority of such a designation as a way for Trump to target lawful and constitutionally-protected free speech and the right to assemble. "Terrorism is an inherently political label, easily abused and misused," ACLU declared in reaction to Trump's tweet. "Let's be clear: There is no legal authority for designating a domestic group. Any such designation would raise significant due process and First Amendment concerns.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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The White House locks Trump up so he doesn’t screw an address to America. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Master List of Petitions, Donation links and more: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Black Lives Matter Petition to #DefundThePolice: https://blacklivesmatter.com/defundthepolice/ Reclaim The Block Petition to Defund The MPD Police: https://secure.everyaction.com/eR7GA7oz70GL8doBq19LrA2 Official George Floyd Memorial Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd I Run With Ahmaud Arbery Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud Black Lives Matter LA’s Action Bail Fund: https://linktr.ee/ActionBailFundLA List of Bail Funds Nationwide: https://bailfunds.github.io/ Master list of other ways to help: https://www.thecut.com/2020/05/george-floyd-protests-how-to-help-where-to-donate.html Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/trump/report-trump-was-taken-to-underground-bunker-during-fridays-protests-outside-white-house/ "As protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers continued outside the White House, President Donald Trump was reportedly taken into an underground bunker by the Secret Service for about an hour Friday evening. The New York Times first reported that the president was rushed to a bunker on Friday. CNN senior national correspondent Alex Marquardt confirmed that reporting in an appearance live from Washington, D.C. during a program hosted by Don Lemon. Marquardt discussed the protests that had occurred in D.C. and many other cities across America over the past few nights. Like several other cities, D.C. has imposed a curfew, effective at 11:00 pm local time. Marquardt noted that the protest had been peaceful during the day, but expected that it would start to get “violent” and “unruly” as the sun was setting. The National Guard has been deployed in D.C. to help keep order and was continuing to assist D.C. police and federal park service officers specifically in attempting to maintain distance between the protesters and the White House." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Trump unhinged, threatens to turn the US into North Korea. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Support the movement: Master List of Petitions, Donation links and more: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Black Lives Matter Petition to #DefundThePolice: https://blacklivesmatter.com/defundthepolice/ Reclaim The Block Petition to Defund The MPD Police: https://secure.everyaction.com/eR7GA7oz70GL8doBq19LrA2 Official George Floyd Memorial Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd I Run With Ahmaud Arbery Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud Black Lives Matter LA’s Action Bail Fund: https://linktr.ee/ActionBailFundLA List of Bail Funds Nationwide: https://bailfunds.github.io/ Master list of other ways to help: https://www.thecut.com/2020/05/george-floyd-protests-how-to-help-where-to-donate.html Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-tells-governors-most-of-you-are-weak-and-have-to-dominate-2020-6 "President Donald Trump on Monday laid the blame on governors for the unrest spreading across the nation, strongly urging the state leaders to crack down on protests and telling them that "most of you are weak," according to audio of a call with the governors and law-enforcement officials obtained by Insider. Trump, who has tweeted in favor of law enforcement taking forceful measures against protesters, told governors on the call that they "have to dominate." "If you don't dominate, you're wasting your time," said. "They're going to run over you. You're going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 7 minutes
May 29, 2020

The Damage Report: May 29, 2020

Trump violence tweet targeting Minneapolis protesters was protested by Twitter. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/unbelievable-fox-friends-outraged-by-twitter-hiding-trump-tweet-apparently-calling-to-shoot-minneapolis-looters/ "Fox & Friends slammed Twitter for hiding one of President Donald Trump’s tweets on Friday — which apparently called for looters in Minneapolis to be shot by police — deeming it “unbelievable” and claiming “any type of neutrality at all is just blown out the window now.” Co-host Brian Kilmeade said, “I think it’s very interesting that you have the president getting a second day censored, hours after he signed the executive order.” “They have a little disclaimer there saying the tweet violated Twitter rules. I’m just wondering, was the president the only one around the world on planet Earth to do something that Twitter now feels as though they have to redirect towards what they think is additional facts? Or that incite violence?” he questioned. “I find it unbelievable they’re taking on the president and they don’t feel compelled, that I can see, to take on outlaw countries, the Venezuela leader, these officials in China saying outrageous things about the coronavirus, anybody else besides the president.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Yes this did happen — Macaque monkeys were caught stealing Covid tests in India. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-monkey/monkeys-steal-coronavirus-blood-samples-in-india-idUSKBN2351KV "LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Friday. The attack occurred this week when a laboratory technician was walking in the campus of a state-run medical college in Meerut, 460 km (285 miles) north of Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh state. “Monkeys grabbed and fled with the blood samples of four COVID-19 patients who are undergoing treatment ... we had to take their blood samples again,” said Dr S. K. Garg, a top official at the college. Authorities said they were not clear if the monkeys had spilled the blood samples, but people living near the leafy campus feared further spread of the virus if the monkeys carried the samples into residential areas." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Minneapolis police arrest a black CNN reporter and his team on live television. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/29/watch-minnesota-police-arrest-cnn-journalist-and-camera-crew-during-live-tv-coverage "A CNN journalist and his entire camera crew were arrested by Minnesota state police Friday morning during their live television coverage of the aftermath of Minneapolis protests over the killing of George Floyd. While standing in the middle of a street in front of police officers in riot gear, CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez cooperatively asked the officers where they would like him to stand before two officers approached him from behind, placed him in handcuffs, and led him away. The officers did not respond as Jimenez asked repeatedly why he was being arrested. Moments later, members of Jimenez's camera crew were also arrested. "Why are they being arrested after clearly identifying themselves and complying?" asked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). "This is outrageous and not helpful." As Jimenez and others were led away, CNN anchor John Berman—back in the studio watching the arrests happen live—said, "I've never seen anything like this.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump demands protesters be murdered while addressing Minneapolis protests on Twitter. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-minneapolis-protesters-thugs-flagged-twitter/ "Washington — President Trump on Friday called protesters in Minneapolis "thugs" and vowed that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." He tweeted after protesters outraged by the death of a black man in police custody torched a police station. The tweet was quickly flagged by Twitter as "glorifying violence.” Earlier Thursday, Mr. Trump said, "I feel very, very badly" about George Floyd's death while handcuffed and in the custody of Minneapolis police. "That's a very shocking sight." The president's language got more aggressive as violence boiled over in Minneapolis Thursday night. "These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen," he tweeted. "Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!" " #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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What the real story behind the protest in Minneapolis? John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/29/trump-threatens-to-unleash-gunfire-on-minnesota-protesters-288406 "President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to urge the shooting of looters in Minnesota, bursting into a volatile national debate over the death of an African-American man in police custody and issuing an online provocation against U.S. citizens so extraordinary it was partially obscured by Twitter. “I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” Trump tweeted minutes before 1 a.m. In the second part of his message, Trump wrote: “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Progressive’s past informs the future of affordable housing in NY-15. John Iadarola and Samelys Lopez break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://lopezforthepeople.com/ "Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the South Bronx by a Dominican mother, Samelys grew up in the NYC family shelter system and faced many of the challenges her Bronx neighbors experience - housing scarcity, domestic violence, food insecurity, economic anxiety, underfunded public schools, and the indignities of the welfare system. As a community organizer, Samelys works with grassroots groups to turn their activism into electoral power. Samelys has dedicated her professional life to the affordable housing field, where she helped build homes in some of New York City’s most underserved communities, including her home borough of the Bronx. Despite going to underfunded Bronx schools in University Heights, Samelys López was able to obtain a degree from Columbia University’s Barnard College. Samelys was then selected for a competitive fellowship at the National Association of Elected Officials (NALEO). At the conclusion of NALEO, Samelys was placed at Congressmember José E. Serrano’s Bronx district office where she assisted with constituent housing in her role as a Congressional Aide. After working for Congressmember José E. Serrano, Samelys enrolled at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and graduated with a Masters in Urban Planning with a focus on Housing and Community Development. Samelys interned at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) where she gained experience in providing affordable housing for New Yorkers." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 11 minutes
Racist Mississippi mayor attacks George Floyd. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/if-you-say-you-cant-breathe-youre-breathing-mississippi-mayor-defends-officers-involved-in-george-floyds-arrest/ "A Mississippi mayor is facing serious backlash after posting several comments on social media platforms concerning the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died in police custody Monday evening after an officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. In videos of the fatal encounter that quickly went viral, a white police officer was shown sharply pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed and not moving on the pavement. Various cries protesting the officer’s conduct can be heard, all of which went ignored. Floyd, who is black, was suspected of using a forged $20 bill on Monday evening. He could repeatedly be heard crying out, “I can’t breathe,” before he eventually lost consciousness. The officers involved in the horrific incident were fired on Wednesday, but mayor Hal Marx of Petal, Mississippi, took a different approach, defending their actions in a series of since-deleted tweets." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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May 28, 2020

The Damage Report: May 28, 2020

Kellyanne Conway explains the delusional world she lives in while addressing mail in voting. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kellyanne-conway-mail-ballot_n_5ecfee3bc5b66dffc5d021b5 "WASHINGTON — White House aide Kellyanne Conway — who, like her boss, the president, is falsely attacking voting by mail as prone to fraud — cast her own ballot by mail to vote in Bergen County, New Jersey, in the 2018 midterm election. On Wednesday, Conway said voters should vote in person and compared it to the sacrifice involved in buying designer cupcakes. “I mean, they wait in line for a Georgetown Cupcake for an hour, to get a cupcake,” she told reporters at the White House. “So, I think they can probably wait in line to do something as consequential and critical and constitutionally significant as cast their ballot.” Yet Conway was apparently unwilling to make that time commitment herself on Nov. 6, 2018, when she voted by mail, according to the Bergen County supervisor of elections. Conway, who with her husband continues to own a home in northern New Jersey, tried to draw a distinction between an absentee ballot and a mail ballot, although many states — including New Jersey ― have no such distinction and allow voters to cast ballots by mail without having to assert that they will be out of town." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Rep. Brian Sims destroys a Republican colleague for hiding a deadly secret. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/dem-lawmaker-goes-epic-rant-after-gop-colleague-admits-hiding-n1216106 "A Pennsylvania Democratic lawmaker joined colleagues on his side of the aisle in lambasting a Republican lawmaker for keeping them in the dark about testing positive for the coronavirus. Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, delivered an epic Facebook Live rant on Wednesday about the exclusion, saying state House Republicans called for in-person committee meetings to argue that business sectors were safe to reopen even as they knew they had been exposed to the virus. "Every single day of this crisis this State Government Committee in Pennsylvania has met so that their members could line up one after one after one and explain that it was safe to go back to work," he said. "During that time period they were testing positive. They were notifying one another. And they didn’t notify us." "I never ever, ever knew that the Republican leadership of this state would put so many of us at risk for partisanship to cover up a lie," he said during the nearly 12-minute tirade. "And that lie is that we're all safe from COVID.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Fox News blasts Kaylee McEnany for her hypocrisy. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-henry-confronts-mcenany-on-mail-in-voting-why-is-it-okay-for-you-to-do-it-but-when-other-people-do-it-its-fraud/ "As President Donald Trump continues to falsely claim that mail-in voting leads to mass voter fraud, Fox News’ Ed Henry put White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany in an awkward position by asking about her own history with voting by mail. McEnany used an interview with America’s Newsroom to continue Trump’s offensive against Twitter now that the social media platform has called out the president for spreading misinformation about mail-in ballots causing a “rigged election.” Eventually though, Henry switched gears by bringing up the Tampa Bay Times’ investigation of McEnany’s voting records, which found that she used mail-in voting at least 11 times in the past. “So why is it okay for you to do it — I understand you’re traveling and in a different city — but how can we be assured that your votes were counted accurately, but when other people do it, it’s fraud?” Henry asked." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 7 minutes
May 27, 2020

The Damage Report: May 27, 2020

George Floyd's death sparks massive protests in Minneapolis. Police counter with tear gas and more. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/27/us/minneapolis-protests-george-floyd/index.html "About 24 hours after George Floyd's death, hundreds of protesters packed the streets of Minneapolis, many gathering at the intersection where Floyd was pinned to the ground by police officers shortly before he died. Floyd was arrested Monday evening after officers responded to a call about an alleged forgery in progress. Video from bystanders shows Floyd handcuffed and pinned to the ground and one police officer's knee pressing against his neck. Floyd pleaded he was in pain and couldn't breathe. Shortly after, he was declared dead at a nearby hospital. Four police officers involved in the incident were fired Tuesday, Minneapolis police said. That includes Officer Derek Chauvin, the officer seen on video restraining Floyd with his knee, Chauvin's attorney Tom Kelly said. Kelly said he wouldn't yet release a statement on Chauvin's behalf." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks #JusticeForGeorge
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Twitter calls out Donald Trump’s bull%*$t. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-tweets-twitter-label-fact-check_n_5ecd96adc5b6374866e8be11 "Twitter labeled two of President Donald Trump’s tweets with a fact-check warning on Tuesday for the first time, prompting the president to accuse the platform of “stifling free speech.” The social media platform applied the tag on two of Trump’s tweets that made claims, without evidence, that voting with mail-in ballots would be “substantially fraudulent.” The labels say “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” and direct users to a collection of news reports and articles debunking the tweets. Near the top of Twitter’s fact-check page, a statement reads: “Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to ‘a Rigged Election.’ However, fact-checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.” The president has ramped up his attacks to discredit the integrity of mail-in voting in recent weeks, despite substantial evidence to the contrary." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 7 minutes
Jayar Jackson speaks the truth about Justice For George Floyd with John Iadarola on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/27/us/minneapolis-george-floyd-police-death/index.html?utm_source=twCNN&utm_term=link&utm_content=2020-05-27T13%3A48%3A05&utm_medium=social "The family of George Floyd -- who died after pleading that he couldn't breathe while a police officer held him down with a knee on his neck -- say they want the four Minneapolis officers involved charged with murder. "They were supposed to be there to serve and to protect and I didn't see a single one of them lift a finger to do anything to help while he was begging for his life. Not one of them tried to do anything to help him," Tera Brown, Floyd's cousin, told CNN's Don Lemon. In an emotional interview Tuesday night, Brown and Floyd's two brothers held up his picture and spoke of a man who "didn't hurt anybody" and who they described as a "gentle giant.” "Knowing my brother is to love my brother," Philonise Floyd said. "They could have tased him; they could have maced him. Instead, they put their knee in his neck and just sat on him and then carried on.” "They treated him worse than they treat animals," he said." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks #JusticeForGeorge
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Trump supporters wave nazi flags near Navajo reservation. John Iadarola and Allie Young Diné break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/1232490144/posts/10218278294088738/?d=n "This is Farmington, NM - a bordertown (known for its history of racism against Navajo people) just miles outside of the #NavajoNation. Over 500 *RACIST* protestors gathered yesterday, proudly waving their flags of white supremacy knowing that the Navajo people are being devastated. We’ve lost 146 lives so far and they care more about haircuts and money than people and themselves. Please give a damn about your neighbors. Please give a damn about the first people of this land, who help your businesses & economy thrive. Please be decent people & CARE! #stayhome AND if you’re calling the NM governor and our tribal leaders Nazis (when we were the ones colonized and survived genocide), comparing lockdowns to Nazi regime, then you’re trivializing the suffering, trauma, and genocide of both Jewish and Indigneous Peoples. Our tribal leaders are enforcing stricter lockdowns because they are protecting what we have left after American supremacy/colonizers decimated our populations. You are not respecting us and our efforts to help contain the spread among our people, your neighbors. You’re making our already dire situation worse for selfish reasons. (But I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised - you all compare the virus to the flu, after all.)" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Navajo youth fight to protect elders from COVID-19. John Iadarola and Allie Young Diné break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.protectthesacred.care/ "Protect the Sacred is a grassroots initiative to educate and empower Navajo youth and young people throughout Indian Country to rise up as the next generation of leaders in protecting our elders, our languages, our medicine ways, and our cultures. Right now our communities are being endangered by the COVID-19 virus and we must work together to slow and stop the spread of the virus to the most vulnerable. Protect the Sacred started as an emergency response to the growing crisis in the Navajo Nation from COVID-19. The Navajo Nation is 27,000 sq miles (roughly the size of West Virginia) with 175,000 living on the reservation, a mere 13 grocery stores, 12 health facilities and only 170 hospital beds, 13 ICU beds, 52 isolation rooms and 28 ventilators. Per capita rising in positive cases and fatalities resembling NewYork - 2,292 cases and 73 deaths as of Sunday, May 3. A group of local healthcare professionals were concerned that too many Navajo people were unaware of the serious danger and harm that the virus could inflict on the Navajo Nation. They asked Allie Young, citizen of the Navajo Nation and former employee of Shiprock Indian Health Service, to assist with encouraging youth to be leaders in the moment by relaying information about the virus and helping to keep their families home. Protect the Sacred was born to launch this call to action." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Has Sean Hannity finally seen the light? John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/hannity-troubled-by-lake-of-the-ozarks-video-we-need-to-use-common-sense-if-you-cant-social-distance-please-wear-the-mask/ "Fox News’ Sean Hannity expressed concern Tuesday night over the footage showing packed crowds at the Lake of the Ozarks during Memorial Day weekend. After tearing into Governor Andrew Cuomo for his leadership during the coronavirus crisis, Hannity brought up the video and admitted he was troubled by it: ” Look, I understand these are young people. Experts keep saying over and over they are at a much lower risk, but if they do get this — and again, there’s no mask wearing here that I see, not much at all. I see no social distancing. But if they get the virus and then are in contact with older, more vulnerable Americans, that could be a disaster for others. That’s why the short period of time — it’s only temporary. If you can’t social distance, please wear the mask. Do it for your mom, your dad, your grandma, your grandpa.” “We also need to use common sense,” Hannity added. “You need to be cautious, take precautions because we don’t want it to spread to vulnerable people. We’ve seen what happens when we do.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 7 minutes
May 26, 2020

The Damage Report: May 26, 2020

Rich people are the f*$%ing worst, solving their pressing privileged problems during quarantine. John Iadarola and Jordan Uhl break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-22/dilemma-for-high-flyers-how-to-travel-safely-to-your-yacht?utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_medium=social&utm_content=business&utm_source=twitter "It’s a modern quandary for the ultra-wealthy: a yacht awaits at harbor, but how to safely reach it without risking exposure to the germ-ridden masses? Global aviation company VistaJet has a solution. Spurred by member demand, clients can reserve a freshly sanitized jet to fly them to a yacht moored in Malta (where, as it happens, VistaJet is based). Lest anyone be worried that the island nation itself is germ-ridden, a press release notes that “The World Health Organization singled out Malta as a role model for other countries in the fight against Covid-19.” Malta is the only destination for this service, so if your yacht is moored in Antibes or Porto Cervo, you’re out of luck. But if you’re the type of person who’s serious about yachting during a pandemic, then Malta is probably a place you should check out. In addition to multiple yacht marinas and a mild Mediterranean climate, the country levies zero taxes on income or capital gains earned outside Malta and there’s no estate tax, making it a popular choice for the ultra-rich when it comes to buying a second citizenship. Yes, buying. A Maltese passport can be yours for just 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) in cash and property." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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May 22, 2020

The Damage Report: May 22, 2020

There are new developments in the Ahmaud Arbery case. John Iadarola and Rashad Richey break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://georgiarecorder.com/2020/05/17/atlantans-ride-to-brunswick-to-amplify-demand-das-quit-over-arbery-killing/ "BRUNSWICK – A caravan from Atlanta to the Glynn County Courthouse steps amplified calls that two southeast Georgia district attorneys leave office or be pushed out. The “Justice for Ahmaud Caravan” brought more attention to local calls for district attorneys Jackie Johnson and George Barnhill to either resign or be removed from office. Why did Minister Connie Moran make the four-hour trip from her Sankofa United Church of Christ in Atlanta to the Glynn County Courthouse Saturday? She gestured toward one of her sons, who was standing with her. “I have three sons, and I’m originally from Chicago, but I know when he goes out ⁠— he’s an athlete, all my boys are athletes ⁠— when they go out and jog, and they go out and participate in what should be a normal occurrence, I expect them to come home,” Moran said. “So, anything that I can do to make sure every mother in America doesn’t have to get a phone call like that, I’ll do.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks #JusticeforAhmaud
  • 10 minutes
'Coronavirus Karen' cracks in a hysteric meltdown. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/05/coronavirus-karen-memes-reddit-twitter-carolyn-goodman/611104/ "In the ongoing, tense conversation over how long America has to remain locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, one of the more absurd moments came two weeks ago: Carolyn Goodman, the mayor of Las Vegas, called for the immediate reopening of her city’s casinos, offering her constituents up as a “control group” to test whether stay-at-home measures are actually effective. The notion baffled public-health experts, who maintain that a rigorous adherence to social distancing is essential to overcoming the outbreak. It drew swift condemnation from other Las Vegas officials, who referred to Goodman as “reckless” and “an embarrassment.” And, as is so often the case in public blunders, it received its harshest criticism online. Goodman was called “an idiot,” “an actual monster,” and, maybe most damning, “a real Karen’s Karen.” On the internet, a Karen is not always named Karen. The title has been used to decry a woman named Diane who attended a protest of Pennsylvania’s stay-at-home order carrying an American flag and announcing, “What do I say to your science? I don’t believe in your science.” It’s been thrown at a woman in a local Facebook group demanding private medical information about a person in her neighborhood, and a woman in Tennessee carrying a handmade sign that read sacrifice the weak, re-open tn. Becky Ames, the mayor of Beaumont, Texas, was declared a Karen after she was photographed breaking the state’s stay-at-home order at a nail salon." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 7 minutes
Here's a look inside Trump's fascist mind with Jason Stanley, author of How Fascism Works. John Iadarola helps us break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/586030/how-fascism-works-by-jason-stanley/ "NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • With a new preface • Fascist politics are running rampant in America today—and spreading around the world. A Yale philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise and deep history.  As the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar of propaganda, Jason Stanley has a deep understanding of how democratic societies can be vulnerable to fascism: Nations don’t have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. In fact, fascism’s roots have been present in the United States for more than a century. Alarmed by the pervasive rise of fascist tactics both at home and around the globe, Stanley focuses here on the structures that unite them, laying out and analyzing the ten pillars of fascist politics—the language and beliefs that separate people into an “us” and a “them.” He knits together reflections on history, philosophy, sociology, and critical race theory with stories from contemporary Hungary, Poland, India, Myanmar, and the United States, among other nations. He makes clear the immense danger of underestimating the cumulative power of these tactics, which include exploiting a mythic version of a nation’s past; propaganda that twists the language of democratic ideals against themselves; anti-intellectualism directed against universities and experts; law and order politics predicated on the assumption that members of minority groups are criminals; and fierce attacks on labor groups and welfare. These mechanisms all build on one another, creating and reinforcing divisions and shaping a society vulnerable to the appeals of authoritarian leadership." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 14 minutes
May 21, 2020

The Damage Report: May 21, 2020

What if Donald Trump responded to coronavirus one week sooner? John Iadarola and Michael Shure break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/us/coronavirus-distancing-deaths.html "If the United States had begun imposing social distancing measures one week earlier than it did in March, about 36,000 fewer people would have died in the coronavirus outbreak, according to new estimates from Columbia University disease modelers. And if the country had begun locking down cities and limiting social contact on March 1, two weeks earlier than most people started staying home, the vast majority of the nation’s deaths — about 83 percent — would have been avoided, the researchers estimated. Under that scenario, about 54,000 fewer people would have died by early May. The enormous cost of waiting to take action reflects the unforgiving dynamics of the outbreak that swept through American cities in early March. Even small differences in timing would have prevented the worst exponential growth, which by April had subsumed New York City, New Orleans and other major cities, the researchers found." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Where is 'small business' money from the bailout really going? John Iadarola and Adam Eichen of the Democratic Policy Center break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.dempolicy.com/about "OUR MISSION The Democratic Policy Center is a 501(c)(4) non-profit dedicated to championing progressive solutions to our nation’s crises. We support single-payer health care, expanded voting rights, campaign finance reforms, the Green New Deal, consumer and worker protections, and measures to broaden America’s social safety net. WHY WE FORMED DPC Like millions of Americans, we have been horrified by the federal government’s response to COVID-19. The Trump administration has botched the response, and Congress has been missing in action for weeks. Tens of thousands of people are dying, but the recovery acts signed into law have benefited corporations and the ultra-wealthy far more than Americans who are suffering most.    Now, many in Congress are pushing to bail out 501(c)(6) organizations -- trade associations that lobby for some of the most abusive corporations in the world. This crisis should not be an opportunity for lobbyists to enrich themselves. We formed this organization to fight back!    Underlying all of our efforts is a progressive political stance. We believe that Congress must be pressured to support widely popular policies, such as: Medicare for All, public campaign financing, vote-by-mail, and the Green New Deal." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 11 minutes
Trump to decimate unemployment benefits as unemployment rates reach historic lows. John Iadarola and Michael Shure break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-wants-cut-unemployment-benefits-224346581.html "The enhanced unemployment benefits provided by Congress for laid-off workers as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act are shaping up to be a major point of contention as lawmakers engage in an increasingly partisan debate over a next round of coronavirus aid. President Trump reportedly expressed opposition to extending the $600-a-week increase in unemployment benefits, which comes on top of benefits already provided by states, during a closed-door lunch with Senate Republicans on Tuesday, The Washington Post’s Seung Min Kim reports. Democrats have proposed extending the aid, which is set to expire at the end of July, through January 2021, but Republicans — some of whom balked at the initial boost — have said they worry that some workers are making more in unemployment than they would at their jobs, giving them little incentive to return to work. A paper from University of Chicago researchers found that 68% of jobless workers eligible for unemployment insurance will get benefits greater than their lost earnings, according to The Hill." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 7 minutes
May 20, 2020

The Damage Report: May 20, 2020

Donald Trump is ultimately pushing to make voting illegal in America. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/2020/5/19/21262376/georgia-republicans-cancel-election-state-supreme-court-barrow-kemp-blackwell "The state of Georgia was supposed to hold an election Tuesday to fill a seat on the state Supreme Court. Justice Keith Blackwell, a Republican whose six-year term expires on the last day of this year, did not plan to run for reelection. The election, between former Democratic Rep. John Barrow and former Republican state lawmaker Beth Beskin, would determine who would fill Blackwell’s seat. But then something weird happened: Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and the state’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, canceled Tuesday’s election. Instead, Kemp will appoint Blackwell’s successor, and that successor will serve for at least two years — ensuring the seat will remain in Republican hands. On May 14, the state Supreme Court handed down a decision that effectively blessed this scheme to keep Blackwell’s seat in the GOP’s hands. The court’s decision in Barrow v. Raffensperger is unusual in many regards — among other things, six of the state’s regular Supreme Court justices recused from the case, and they were replaced by five lower court judges who sat temporarily on the state’s highest court. The court’s decision in Barrow turns upon poorly drafted language in the state constitution, which does suggest that Blackwell, Kemp, and Raffensperger’s scheme was legal." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 11 minutes
Donald Trump officially opened the corruption floodgates. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/20/corruption-full-display-trump-executive-order-directs-all-agencies-gut-business "In a move watchdog groups decried as an effort to reward big corporations at the expense of public health and safety, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing the heads of every federal agency to "waive, suspend, and eliminate" all regulations that they consider unnecessary obstacles to economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis. "Instead of real, direct help for the tens of millions of Americans struggling financially due to the pandemic, or a real plan to reopen the economy safely based on the best public health expertise, Trump wants to keep giving handouts to corporate interests."—Robert Weissman, Public Citizen "And we want to leave it that way," Trump said during a press briefing, indicating he would like to make the sweeping deregulation permanent. The president's order could have enormous implications for workplace safety rules, environmental and labor policy, consumer protections, food and drug regulations, and more. Robert Weissman, president Public Citizen, said the executive order shows that "instead of real, direct help for the tens of millions of Americans struggling financially due to the pandemic, or a real plan to reopen the economy safely based on the best public health expertise, Trump wants to keep giving handouts to corporate interests."" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Learn about the lives of the world's most vulnerable during this global pandemic. John Iadarola and Ahmad Ibsais break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://umrelief.org/refugees-are-crying-alone/ "So much of the global community has turned its back on the people suffering, displaced without access to education, healthcare, or basic infrastructure. For these people, every day is blessing. There are over 70 million refugees and displaced people: from the war zones of Syria and Yemen, the Occupied Palestine, and Economic collapse of Venezuela (https://www.rescue.org/topic/refugee-crisis). Refugees come from all walks of life and displaced for reasons far and few between. The commonality, each pushed into devastating loss away from the communities they once knew. Many refugees try and seek safety in neighboring countries. For those in the Middle East, the will often try to escape to Europe, while those in South America will escape to the United States (https://www.worldvision.org/refugees-news-stories/forced-to-flee-top-countries-refugees-coming-from). In countries like the United States, this exacerbates the problem. When hoards of refugees try and seek asylum from the horrors at home, some governments turn them away due to lack of infrastructure or domestic fear of competition. But how can we allow ourselves to turn our backs on human beings. At the core, the refugee crisis is a human rights issue – not a political or economic one." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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