Syria’s Newest Fighting Force Is Antifa

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Ellie McFarland | @el_farawayland

The situation in Syria is tragic. Turkey invaded Syria in an attempt to take over Kurdish regions of the country. America has abandoned and betrayed the Kurdish people and has left Rojava without allies. Yet, not a single soldier is coming home. Rojava is the name of the autonomous government operating in the Kurdish region of Syria.

The Kurds have done so well not because of military might, but because they’ve only been fighting on one front. Rojava has been defending their region and others from ISIS. They’re committed to this because America and other foreign militaries have been protecting northwest Syria from ever-more looming threats of a Turkish invasion. But left alone, Rojava could break, and their whole region will crumble with it. But there is hope. A Mother Jones article describes a group of three foreigners fighting with Rojava. The one American of the three started out affiliated with the Antifa movement back in the United States.

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The 5G War: China Wants To Control Your Internet

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Spencer Kellogg Neale | Spencer_Kellogg

China wants to own the internet. If you’re reading this in the United States or Europe, China wants to own your internet specifically.

Huwaei and ZTE, both Chinese government-adjacent power-pawns who report (in)directly to Beijing, have strategically contracted with nations around the globe in an attempt to build, organize, and fundamentally control the next generation of the internet. Through the “private” arm of these tech giants, China has bullied and bought its way into the ground wires of two-thirds of the global internet.

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Spain Jails Catalan Leaders Amid Protests

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Carlos Hermosillo | @broofbros1

Spain’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that nine leaders of the Catalan independence movement are to serve between nine to thirteen years in jail.  The sentence was due to their involvement in a 2017 referendum, later ruled illegal, that was an attempt at gaining independence from Spain.

Catalonia’s former regional president, Carles Puigdemont, is still on the run from Spanish authorities who have issued a new warrant for his arrest.

After the jail sentences were announced, the protesters led by the group called Tsunami Democratic were reinvigorated and began mass-targeting key locations. Train tracks that connect Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital, to France were blocked by tires, and the Barcelona International Airport experienced delays and the cancellation of more than 100 flights.

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The 4th Democratic Debate Was Terrible, As Usual

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Spencer Kellogg Neale | @Spencer_Kellogg

The Democrats laid another egg last night. So did CNN and the New York Times. In fact, anyone who watched that charade should feel like they lost. If nothing else, that’s more than three-and-a-half hours of life you will never get back.

This was not a debate; it was milquetoast political theater. It was the exact sort of thing that placates the type of people who don’t win you Ohio, or Pennsylvania, or Michigan. A show. A play. A poorly organized rant against all the freedoms and prosperity that 300 years of internal struggle has chiseled into the sloppy frame that is America. The way the Democrats speak about the country, it’s easy to recognize just how much they loathe and detest its very existence.

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