Hundreds of water protectors walk onto Line 3 worksite, 8 arrested Indian Country Today
Remember the Alamo (Differently) Texas Observer
reminder: when NYT broke news Trump had discussed imposing martial law during WH meeting, NYT out story on pg 28, buried it on website
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) January 12, 2021
Trump coup attempt
Insurrection Timeline – First the Coup and Then the Cover-Up Moyers on Democracy
The Department of Defense’s January 8, 2021 press release purports to “memorialize the planning and execution timeline” of the deadly insurrection that it calls the “January 6, 2021 First Amendment Protests in Washington, DC.”*
The memo’s minute-by-minute account creates a false illusion of transparency. In truth, its most noteworthy aspects are the omission of Trump’s central role in the insurrection and the effort to shift blame away from Trump and his new Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller. …
Understand what is happening. The US Department of Defense is reframing an attack on the Capitol and attempted coup as a “First Amendment Protest.” That benign label isn’t just a dog whistle. It’s a megaphone that blesses a violent insurrection, disguising it as the exercising of a constitutional right.
Republicans Led ‘Reconnaissance’ Tours of Capitol the Day Before Riots, Congresswoman Alleges NBC (Rep. Mikie Sherrill is a U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander)
“I was told later that members of that mob had zip ties, were wearing body armor and were looking to take prisoners…members of Congress,” the 48-year-old congresswoman said. …
“We can’t have a democracy if too many members of our police and our military are acting to overturn it and undermine it,” Sherrill said.
We were specifically instructed by those protecting us not to tell anyone, including our family, where exactly we were, for reasons that remain obvious. https://t.co/0UNu77fBzY
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 12, 2021
Another coup attempt?
Trump declares state of emergency in DC ahead of Biden’s inauguration as police reveal three more plots to attack the Capitol – including the ‘largest armed protest to take place on American soil’ – as FBI warns of armed unrest in ALL 50 states Daily Mail
Full statement: Message from Joint Chiefs on U.S. Capitol Riot
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