Who Is Sebastian Gorka?

The heads of four caucuses in the House are calling for the firings of three of President Trumps staffers, including Sebastian Gorka.

Let’s take a look at Gorka and some of his history and ideology.

Gorka currently serves as “deputy assistant” to the President.  Years ago, following the September 11th attacks, Gorka became a public figure in Hungary as a television counterterrorism expert.

Gorka and his family relocated to the United States in 2008, and he was hired as administrative dean at the National Defense UniversityFort McNair, Washington D.C.

Two years later, he began to lecture part-time for the ASD(SOLIC)-funded Masters Program in Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism as part of the Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program.  In 2014 Gorka assumed the privately endowed Major General Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University Foundation.

A letter from seven members of Congress calls for Gorka to be fired states that Gorka “has extensive ties to anti-Semitic hate groups.”

Sebastian Gorka has been associated with the group Vitézi Rend, a far-right Hungarian association that is reportedly on a U.S. State Department watch list.

Research by the website The Forward states that Sebastian Gorka’s use of a special lower-case “v.” insignia in his signature, which the Vitézi Rend allows only sworn members to use, goes back much further than previously known.

In articles he published in 1998, when he was 28 years old, and then in 1999, Gorka signed his name “Sebestyén L. v. Gorka,” using the Hungarian honorific abbreviation for “Vitez,” which is reserved exclusively for sworn members of the Vitézi Rend order.

Vitezi Rend was labeled by the State Department labeled as having been “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II.  The group reportedly collaborated with Hitler during the war.

http://forward.com/news/369683/exclusive-sebastian-gorkas-ties-to-nazi-allied-group-stretch-back-decades/

http://forward.com/fast-forward/380086/members-of-congress-call-on-trump-to-fire-bannon-miller-gorka/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/katharine-gorka-life-after-hate_us_59921356e4b09096429943b6

Israel Tries To Ban Al Jazeera News

On Sunday, Ayoub Kara, Israel’s communications minister, announced that Israel plans to revoke the media credentials of Al Jazeera and close the network’s office in Jerusalem.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/israel-seeks-close-al-jazeera-ban-journalists-170806130215616.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/al-jazeera-statement-full-responding-israel-170807035217337.html

Scientists To March On Earth Day, April 22nd

A “March for Science,” which is to be modeled after the January 21 Women’s March, has been gaining interest.

The date will be April 22nd, Earth Day. The main march will be held in Washington D.C., but organizers say they are expecting dozens of satellite marches in other cities on the same day.

https://www.marchforscience.com/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/02/03/scientists-plan-to-march-on-washington-but-where-will-it-get-them/?utm_term=.06e4ebad50f6

http://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/for-science-supporters-an-earth-day-march-on-washington/

300 FBI Investigation Documents on Hillary Clinton Supposedly Released

According to Wikileaks and other sources, on January 8th 2017, the FBI released 300 documents on their Hillary Clinton “e-mail” investigation.

http://archive.is/PBVpZ

http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/fbi-dumps-another-300-clinton-email-investigation-documents-without-warning/

file:///C:/Users/nbfloorpublicaccess/Downloads/Hillary%20R.%20Clinton%20Part%2005.pdf

https://ia601907.us.archive.org/13/items/HillaryClintonFBI/Hillary%20Clinton%2005.pdf

Trump’s View On Abortion: Leave It To The States

Donald Trump has made his views on abortion relatively clear: the legality of abortion should revert back to the states, and that if women in one state needed an abortion, “perhaps they would have to go to a different state” to get one.

What kind of effects would it have if abortion were legal in some states and illegal in others?

In an article by The Atlantic, the state of Texas shows us what can happen when women have to drive far distances to an abortion clinic.

A group called the Texas Policy Evaluation Project at The University of Texas began tracking women’s experiences in trying to get an abortion under these conditions.

From 2012 to 2015, the number of abortion clinics in Texas dropped from 41 to 17, and the average driving distance to an abortion clinic went from 72 to 111 miles.

Late in 2015, the researchers found between 100,000 and 240,000 Texas women had, over the course of their lifetimes, induced their own abortions—mostly by taking an abortifacient pill, but also by other means, including “getting hit or punched in the abdomen,” according to The Atlantic.

This information can be found in another article by The Atlantic entitled “Texas Women Are Inducing Their Own Abortions.”

Articles on the topic can be found below:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/11/trumps-traveling-plan-for-abortions/507947/

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/11/texas-self-abort/416229/

http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/txpep/news/10043