PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Only ‘Thoughts & Prayers’ Will Stop Shootings – Florida Politician” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

A Florida state senator said the only thing that is going to stop “the evil” behind mass shootings is to send “thoughts and prayers.” During a debate on a proposed assault weapons ban in the Florida legislature on Saturday, state Sen. Kelli Stargel (R) said she finds it offensive when people tell her that the kind words are not enough to stop mass shootings.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Why Do Republican Women Love A Party That Hates Them?” / Newsbroke / Francesca Fiorentini ☮

Being Republican and a woman at the same time is difficult because you have to somehow be unconcerned about Republican legislation that harms women economically, socially, and physically. Here’s how Republican women do it.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “And Terrorism for All” / MAJ Danny Sjursen ☮


Sure, bloodbaths in Orlando, Las Vegas, Sandy Hook and Parkland grab media attention for days and weeks at a time. Only that’s not what most people fear or the focus of the national security state. The real enemy, we’re told, the one generating all the hysteria, is “terrorism.” So let’s dig into a quick comparison of the two threats.

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PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “On Contact: Rise of Hindu Fascism with Shehla Rashid Shora” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

Shehla Rashid Shora, Indian Activist, discusses Hindu fascism through religious and political unrest and classism in India.