The statue of Colston is pushed into the river Avon. Edward Colston was a slave trader of the late 17th century who played a major role in the development of the city of Bristol, England, on June 7, 2020. (Photo by Giulia Spadafora/NurPhoto via Getty Images) A Black Lives Matter activist in Bristol, England has been charged with fraud in connection to allegedly missing money from a fundraising page established to provide legal fees for those who toppled the statue of Edward Colston.
Avon and Somerset Police announced this week that BLM activist Xahra Saleem, 22, has been charged with two counts of fraud over two fundraising pages and will appear before a magistrates court in Bristol in January, the Bristol Post reported .
The first charge relates to allegedly missing money from the ‘Bristol Protesters Legal Fees’ fund that was set up after the statue 17th century merchant and parliamentarian Edward Colston was toppled, defaced, and pushed into Bristol Harbour in June of 2020 following the death of George Floyd.
Colston became a subject of ire for local left-wing activists over his connections to the slave trade, a practice that was widely accepted during his lifetime and was later stamped out internationally by the British Empire, which became the first major power to abolish the practice and paid dearly in blood and treasure to shut down other powers’ slave routes.
The tearing down of the Colston statue in Bristol came amid nationwide unrest from Black Lives Matter activists in 2020, with other statues honouring Sir Winston Churchill , Queen Victoria , and the national war memorial , among others, also being targeted for vandalisation.
Despite not denying their role in the toppling of the Colston statue, four defendants were acquitted by a jury earlier this year after their lawyers argued that they were […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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