Selected Articles: Anarchy in Charlottesville, Where Is the President?

Amid the decision to bring down the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists/neo-Nazis held a rally in the city that resulted to bloody violence, killing a female counter-protester and wounding many others.

The neo-Nazis ranting social intolerance and prejudice were faced with a backlash of people chanting for peace. There was, however, violence on both sides, with many opponents of the Alt-Right rally associated with Hillary, the Neocon Democrats and the “Fake Left”. 

How and why is the president eerily silent throughout this internal political violence? Is he downplaying this seemingly urgent conflict while focusing on his business with Venezuela and North Korea? Read our selected articles below.

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Why Were the Police Held Back in Charlottesville?

By Scott Greer, August 16, 2017

When police were ordered to disperse the alt-right rally, that act directed the white nationalists into the antifa demonstrators, leading to further street brawls. Police didn’t seem to try to get in between the two groups or suppress the fights.

Discounting North Korea’s ICBM Capability

By Stephen Lendman, August 16, 2017

Regardless of current or likely more advanced DPRK capability later on, the nation’s history shows it threatens no other nations. Its nuclear and ballistic missile weapons are solely for defense – deterrents against feared US aggression.

Understanding the Charlottesville Chaos

By Alexi McCammond, August 14, 2017

Things took a turn on Saturday, when counter protesters showed up to demonstrate against the white nationalists filling Charlottesville’s streets. Here’s all that went down during the “Unite the Right” rally and what comes next.

Charlottesville Postmortem: This Was Not an Isolated Event, It Was an Extremist Reaction.

By Kevin Jones, August 14, 2017

For the last two years, the media and the anti-Trump masses have mostly remained silent on the political violence coming from the [Neocon] “left”. In fact, it seems as if the institutionalized media has condoned and celebrated the violence and repeatedly have dubbed them “peaceful demonstrations”.

Increasing Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

By Peter Kuznick and Edu Montesanti, August 15, 2017

A negotiated deal is what almost everyone in the world hopes for, but it is unlikely under present circumstances. We all know what such a deal would entail. China has been pushing such a negotiated settlement for years. So has Russia. North Korea has repeatedly indicated it may be ready to accept such a deal. The United States has refused.

What’s Really Happening in #Venezuela – From Someone Who Knows

By Mike Prysner and Skwawkbox, August 14, 2017

The battles with police are actually quite small, but they’re planned, co-ordinated to disrupt different area each day to maximise their impact – but in most places life is pretty normal. It’s all about the portrayal. The US media mobilise everything for guarimbas – there will be maybe 150 people but it’s made to look bigger and tactics are 100% violent– trying to provoke a response.

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