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KKK plans official Super Bowl protest rally at nearby Confederate memorial

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A group of White nationalists will hold a rally at Stone Mountain in Georgia on the Saturday before the Super Bowl in Atlanta, the Journal-Constitution reports.

The group of “white nationalists and white supremacists” includes the Ku Klux Klan and other groups, according to the paper.

Organizers had their application for a “pro-white” event rejected but will push forward anyway.

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“To hell with their permit. The Constitution is our permit,” white nationalist Michael Weaver said of the February 2 rally. “We move forward. We aren’t going to be discriminated against because you don’t like our views.”

The organizing group had previously staged a “white power” rally at the Stone Mountain site, which is the “Confederate Mount Rushmore.” About two dozen white power activists showed up and were met by hundreds of counter-demonstrators who ended up clashing with police.

A local antifascist group has already pledged to meet the white nationalists head-on.

“Anyone who is going to go out and wave KKK paraphernalia in the South and at Stone Mountain, they are going to be challenged,” said the anti-fascist leader.

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The Super Bowl will be held at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday, February 3.


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Bernie Sanders just lost an important progressive endorsement to Elizabeth Warren

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The Working Families Party, a progressive political party that endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president in 2016, has now endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president.

The New York Times reports that the labor-aligned organization's members overwhelmingly backed Warren's candidacy.

A spokesperson for the party tells the Times that "tens of thousands" of party members backed Warren's candidacy and that she received 60 percent of votes on the first ballot.

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WATCH: Boris Johnson booed off the stage in Luxembourg while trying to talk about Brexit

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was scheduled to hold a press conference in Luxembourg after talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

But according to Business Insider, Johnson was forced to scrap the press conference when he was greeted with a giant mass of booing protestors. Some of the demonstrators played Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," — a symbol of the European Union — and others shouted "We are the smiling piccaninnies of Luxembourg," referencing Johnson's racist remarks about black Africans.

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Justin Amash rips Trump for taking ‘orders’ from Saudi Arabia

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Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) blasted President Donald Trump for taking "orders" from Saudi Arabia as he threatened a military strike against Iran.

The Republican-turned-independent lawmaker called on Congress to determine what response was necessary to an alleged attack on oil production facilities in the Saudi Arabia, after the president warned the U.S. military was "locked and loaded" and awaiting further instruction from the kingdom.

"Under our Constitution, the power to commence war lies with Congress, not the president and certainly not Saudi Arabia," Amash tweeted. "We don’t take orders from foreign powers."

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