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Former equal employment officer tasked with nondiscrimination policy ‘protected’ Richard Spencer in Charlottesville

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An in-depth investigation reveals that two co-owners of a Maryland tech company — one white, one Indian Sikh — may have deep ties to Richard Spencer due to a shared hatred of Muslims.

As Splinter News reports, Greg Conte described himself as a “fascist” on a podcast he hosted — while also being in charge of nondiscrimination policy at Sutton Whitfield LLC. Corporate filings acquired by the outlet show that Conte owns 49 percent of the company, with 51 percent going to president and CEO Manjit Singh.

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Conte, who also uses the last name “Ritter,” admitted to Splinter that he was with Sutton Whitfield until a few months ago, and said it was “somewhat ironic” that he worked in equal employment while preaching white racial “superiority.”

“His political activities, he said, had nothing to do with his leaving, nor had his beliefs interfered with his ability to guide the firm’s affirmative action employment policies,” the report reads. “He compared himself to a communist bookseller who sells books under capitalism.”

“A Mr. Conte was at one point employed at this company, but was terminated due to performance issues,” Sutton Whitfield’s CEO Singh wrote. “Other than that, it is company policy not to comment on current and former employee matters, due to legal concerns.”

The report goes on to suggest that Whitfield’s Majit Singh may be the same person as “George Singh,” an alt-right Sikh profiled by Vice News shortly after Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016. George Singh appeared on Conte/Ritter’s now-defunct podcast Atavistic Intelligentsia. On the podcast, George Singh praised Indian President Narendra Modi because he “looked the other way during a genocide of Muslims” in the Indian state of Gujarat when he was its chief minister.

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“I hope he continues to look the other way as the natives respond as they should,” George Singh, who was described as “one of Richard Spencer’s key volunteers” by Vice, said. The Splinter report juxtaposed two photos, one of Majit Singh’s former LinkedIn photo, another of George Singh turned away from the camera as published in the Vice profile. The similarities of the two photos, down to the same color turban, sweater and bowtie, were uncanny.

Spencer also credited Conte for saving his skin during the violence at August 12 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in a recent podcast, the report notes.

“I don’t know what would have happened to me in Charlottesville, or the alt right as a whole, without Greg,” Spencer said. “Greg protected me as we fled the melee.”

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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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