White Supremacist movements in the west have killed Jews, gays, blacks and transgendered people. Yogis engage in stretching and breathing exercises to promote good health and relieve stress. There are no ties between White Supremacy and Yoga.
"It's second nature to think that if disaster strikes anywhere in the United States, the federal government will be there with assistance and funding. (Although, admittedly, go tell that to New Orleans.) But like so much that we thought we could count on, it's easy to imagine that going out the window under this president."
It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
"What we're missing now -- what was taken from us -- what I need right now, is to be able to hear and read Chez's reactions to everything that's happened since that cold night in February when he died."
The tribalism on display in the Guardian report is a frightening reminder of just how divided American society is, and just how prone it is to media propaganda.
A note to our readers: We temporarily suspended publishing 'Banter M' our bi-weekly digital mag after the passing of Chez Pazienza out of respect for his huge contribution to it. Chez helped start the mag back in 2015 and was instrumental in making it a success. He would have wanted us to continue publishing it, so now we're back in full force.
We needed him.
I hope he would've liked this.
"It was always going to end like this; on his terms, and in his own way. He would have hated to die in his sleep, or of old age, or slowly from cancer. Chez was a rock star Goddammit, and he was going to fucking die like one."
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that The Daily Banter is announcing the passing of our beloved Chez Pazienza.
Last week, Banter readers helped us do something very few other outlets could ever dream of: they funded our foray into on-the-ground reporting in Ferguson, Missouri by generously donating towards the cost of plane tickets, hotels and car rentals.
The entire internet is raining fire on Abby Martin right now. Not because she stood up to her employer, RT, but because she was 'outed' as a former member of the 9/11 truth movement in her early 20s. Was this fair, or a smear job? One thing is clear, we were part of it.
In response to Chez Pazienza's piece on RT journalist Abby Martin being a 9/11 Truther, Martin got back to The Daily Banter to clarify her beliefs about the attacks in 2001.
We have fond memories of Chez, and we would hate his reputation to be sullied by his excessive use of cocaine and flagrant plagiarism. So, in order to give him a dignified send off, we've compiled some of the best comments from readers on our post detailing why we fired him.