Charlottesville and Venezuela

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Charlottesville and Venezuela

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Their common threat is right-wing extremism – fascist viciousness stalking a city like many others in America and a Latin American nation, targeted from within and abroad by Trump and bipartisan neocons infesting Washington.

Peaceful Charlottesville residents are threatened by violent white nationalists in their city, police not intervening to stop them.

On Saturday, clashes between them and counter-protesters left one woman dead, many others injured.

Removal of a Confederate monument was a thinly veiled pretext for what happened. Anything could have ignited it. The reality is right-wing extremism in America.

Street violence in Charlottesville is symptomatic of longstanding US culture – hard-right federal, state and local authorities at war with political dissidents; anti-war, environmental, human and civil rights activists; Latino immigrants; refugee
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