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New intelligence report suggests that Trump was a Russian asset

The report, compiled by US officials while Trump was still president, debunks the disgraced ex-president’s conspiracy theories and confirms that Trump’s circle “laundered” Russian propaganda.

Take Action: Add your name to call for the arrest of Donald Trump.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rand Paul tries ‘gotcha’ question on Dr. Fauci. It did not go well

The grandstanding junior senator from Kentucky thoroughly embarrassed himself during Dr. Fauci’s latest Senate hearing.



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Republicans CAUGHT pulling desperate stunt over relief package

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond shameless.


House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy stuns CNN reporter by arguing that Trump’s attempted election steal doesn’t count
The House minority leader came up with a ridiculous excuse for the GOP’s treasonous behavior.

Take Action: Add your name to demand a wealth tax so the super rich finally pay their fair share!


GOP rep doubles down on pro-lynching remarks made during House hearing on rising anti-Asian violence in America
Rep. Chip Roy of Texas made “no apologies” for suggesting that the best way to deal with “bad guys” is to “find all the rope in Texas and get a tall oak tree.”

Take Action: Add your name to support Rep Courtney’s bill to prevent workplace violence!


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Texas museum forced to take down wax Trump statue because everyone kept punching it

Handlers were force to place the Trump statue in storage, ostensibly for safe keeping, not unlike the man himself.


Questions swirl as Don Jr. sells his Hamptons mansion for almost twice what he paid for it
The Trump family’s history of shady real estate deals has tongues wagging over Don Jr.’s latest move.


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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Trump’s humanitarian crisis at the border

American Refugee: Every night a migrant dies of thirst attempting to cross the Texas backcountry brush. Every day one man fights back. LISTEN.


Former Florida GOP state senator charged in fraudulent spoiler candidate scheme
Frank Artiles is accused of paying a friend $45,000 to mount a fake candidacy intended to illegally siphon votes away from a Democratic candidate with the same last name.


Former AG Bill Barr excoriated for “lying through his teeth” over election interference
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough slammed Trump’s former attorney general for blatantly lying about foreign election interference that helped his old boss.


Ex-wife of Trump Organization executive has spoken to investigators “multiple times”
Jennifer Weisselberg suggested investigators have been seeking information related to the role of her ex-father-in-law, Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s CFO whose relationship with the ex-president goes back decades.


72 Democrats sign motion to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress
Eleven Republican House members previously joined Democrats in voting to remove Greene from her committee assignments over past comments supporting QAnon, but achieving a two-thirds supermajority for expulsion remains a tall order.

Take Action: Expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for death threats against other Members of Congress


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Today’s Action: A response to the anti-Asian hate crimes in Atlanta

Robert Aaron Long, a white man, opened fire at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area, killing eight, including six Asian-American women. Long said the massage parlors were “a temptation he wanted to eliminate,” exhibiting that deadly combination of racism and sexism that Asian-American women have lived under for hundreds of years of white male gaze.

While Atlanta’s law enforcement appallingly minimize Long’s hate crimes as “having a really bad day,” we must collectively push back against this rising trend of white supremacist violence and harassment toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

INTERRUPT harassment and violence

Bystander intervention is one of the quickest ways to assist in stopping harassment and de-escalating potential violence. Check out Hollaback’s quick guide (3 minutes) to stopping harassment in its tracks when you see it begin.

ADDRESS COVID-specific racism

Trump spent his final year in office drumming up anti-Asian sentiment to cover his own monumental failings addressing the pandemic, and hate crimes against AAPI communities have spiked as a result. Read the Southern Poverty Law Center/Learning for Justice four-steps (3 minutes) to addressing racist language surrounding the pandemic.

DEMAND gun safety laws

This is the most frustrating broken record, but we still need stronger gun safety laws. Georgia scores an ‘F’ in gun safety (and a corresponding 14th-place in deaths by gun violence). Its no-waiting-period law allowed Long to impulsively purchase a gun mere hours before he murdered eight people. Call or email your Members of Congress and demand comprehensive gun safety regulation – and your state reps, with Giffords’ legal recommendations for your specific state.

We will not stop fighting until this country is a safe place for all to live, love, and thrive. Solidarity, strength, and support to our Asian American and Pacific Islander members of the OD Action community.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding an investigation into Trump for allowing Putin to pay Taliban fighters to kill US troops, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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