2020-07-22: News Headlines

Monica Moorehead (2020-07-22). NBA players support reporter vs. right-wing senator. workers.org The intersection between sports culture and politics can happen at any given time. And at this particular juncture, the Black Lives Matter struggle is leaving its imprint on many issues, even international ones. For instance, on July 10 the ultra-right-wing Sen. Josh Hawley, R.-Mo., released a press release on Twitter . . . |

Kent Wong and Rev. James Lawson, Jr (2020-07-22). Strike for Black Lives Aligns Worker Justice and Racial Justice. zcomm.org The strike for Black Lives highlights the fundamental link between worker rights and racial justice. This growing alliance also addresses the dual role of police in repressing both worker organizing and black and other communities of color…

WWNYCDB (2020-07-22). ADA not enough: Disabled people need socialism. workers.org The pandemic is teaching able-bodied people what it's like to be disabled. Not being able to get around like you used to, facing endless unemployment, being stuck in the house, finding ways to get food delivered, and speaking to family and friends only on the phone — not in person. . . . |

Jane Cutter (2020-07-22). Shoreline, WA: 13-yr old Black organizer threatened with lynching, community to march in support. liberationnews.org Liberation News speaks with Shoreline BLM organizers Darnesha and Mikayla Weary.

_____ (2020-07-22). SEIU Should Actually Strike For Black Lives. popularresistance.org We want to fight. Workers throughout the country have been involved in the movements on the streets for weeks. In our unions, we have marched as contingents from coast to coast and in pretty much every city. There's been heroism with transit workers refusing to transport political prisoners and even some strikes. And now, there's a growing movement to drop the cops from our unions, from whole labor federations like in the King County Labor Council, to the Writers Guild, to even the efforts in the SEIU. | We rank and filers have not been sitting on the sidelines. But, for the most part, our union leaderships have.

Fight Back (2020-07-22). Trump deploying 150 federal agents in Chicago to repress our movement. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | What we have watched in Portland is the dress rehearsal for what Trump is preparing for Chicago: an effort to squash the Black Lives Matter protests flowing from this uprising by violent military means. He claims he is targeting the cities controlled by Democrats because of the chaos caused by the largest rebellion in U.S. history. | In truth, broad democratic forces have come together to exercise their right to protest against police murder and violence. We've had signals this was…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-07-22). Strike for Black Lives and Working People at McDonald's. indybay.org Oakland demonstration part of National Day of Reckoning…

Renee Parsons (2020-07-22). There Is No Science to Support Mandatory Face Masks. A Symbol of Social Submission? globalresearch.ca As the distraction of BLM/Antifa riots and the coronavirus have consumed much attention and energy, the social engineering agenda of the World Economic Forum's

RT (2020-07-22). 'Example of white supremacy': Activists blame 'MAGA 2020' mural request for destruction of BLM mural in California. rt.com An online petition states that the removal of a BLM mural in a California city is "white supremacy" in action. They say officials destroyed it after a local woman applied for a permit to paint a pro-Trump message. | The 17-foot (5m) mural in downtown Redwood City was scrubbed in order to avoid "driver confusion and traffic accidents," city spokesperson Jennifer Yamaguma told local media, adding that the authorities will no longer permit "art" installations to appear on the streets. | The mural was painted earlier this month by a local resident named Dan Pease. Local media reported that the city had not only au…

RT (2020-07-22). Police investigate photo of CHILD crying under man's knee in copy of George Floyd arrest after online outrage — reports. rt.com A disturbing photo showing a supposed BLM supporter putting his knee on the neck of a small child, mimicking the arrest of George Floyd, has triggered outrage online and apparently prompted a police investigation in Ohio. | The Clark County Sheriff's Office reportedly launched an investigation into the alarming image, which was captioned "Blm now mf." According to local news channel WHO TV7, law enforcement and medics visited two addresses connected with the case on Tuesday, but no arrests were made. | In the photo, a tattooed man wearing only shorts is shown putting his right knee on top of the neck of a todd…

Jason M. Thornberry (2020-07-22). Junior Murvin's Vision of Police Brutality. dissidentvoice.org Despite the sustained protests and pleas for justice and peace, demonstrations, and riots, George Floyd's murder continues to resonate because it accompanies an interminable chronicle of shame connecting it to other recent events. It becomes another tragic entry in the Book of Disgrace. In this sense, Floyd becomes other victims of the police. He becomes …

Staff (2020-07-22). COVID-19 Lays Bare South Africa's Rampant Inequality & Fault Lines of Post-Apartheid Society. democracynow.org COVID-19 infections are skyrocketing in South Africa, now fifth in the world for coronavirus cases, with an already fragile hospital system. "I really think it's our inequality reckoning moment," says Fatima Hassan, a human rights lawyer with the Health Justice Initiative. "All of the fault lines of South Africa's post-apartheid democracy, and its inequality and its violence, is actually coming to the fore."

Joshua Hanks (2020-07-22). Outrage over Trump attack: Portland movement fights back. workers.org Federal officers were deployed to "quell" Portland's protests beginning the weekend of July 10 and continuing the following week. Camouflaged unidentified agents arrested and detained demonstrators without even a pretext. The Trump administration has escalated the confrontation between the people and the state apparatus, bringing a whiff of fascism to . . . |

The Canary (2020-07-22). Israelis block entrance to parliament amid intense protests. thecanary.co A night of intense protests against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government has seen dozens of Israeli demonstrators chain themselves together and briefly block the entrance to parliament.Police arrested four and broke up the gathering, which was called to protest against an upcoming vote to grant the government sweeping authority to bypass parliament in enacting measures to combat coronavirus.It came against the backdrop of a fresh outpouring of discontent with Netanyahu. Protests outside his residence have become a weekly occurrence, with police increasingly taking harsher measures against…

RT (2020-07-22). Ohio House Speaker arrested after FBI raid in $60mn 'racketeering conspiracy' probe. rt.com The speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Larry Householder (R), was arrested in an FBI raid on his farm, part of a bribery and racketeering probe into an alleged $60 million in illicit transactions with energy lobbyists. | Householder and four associates were taken into custody on Tuesday following FBI raids, the Department of Justice

RT (2020-07-22). 'Nothing lawful in those barracks': 7 Italian police officers arrested over drug trafficking & torture. rt.com Italy has been shocked by a massive scandal in the wake of the arrest of seven Carabinieri officers suspected of being involved in a series of crimes ranging from drug trafficking to unlawful arrests and torture. | In an unprecedented move, prosecutors in the northern Italian city of Piacenza closed down and sequestered the local Carabinieri barracks as part of an investigation against officers operating from it. Six local officers were taken into custody and one put under house arrest. | "Nothing that was going on in those barracks was legal," Piacenza Chief Prosecutor Grazia Pradella told journalists. Only o…

RT (2020-07-22). WATCH: NYPD clears out 'Occupy City Hall' camp after weeks-long standoff. rt.com NYPD officers in riot gear, armed with shields and helmets, cleared out the weeks-long 'Occupy City Hall' encampment in Manhattan's City Hall Park overnight. According to the police, it was a planned operation. | Footage from the scene shows the moment officers descended on the camp and warned protesters to leave or be arrested. | #nycprotest pic.twitter.com/Ia4HpxhvSy— Max Hornig (@swarmofgaybees) July 22, 2020 yenisafak (2020-07-22). Zimbabwe: Capital's mayor arrested in corruption probe. yenisafak.com The mayor of Zimbabwe's capital Harare has been arrested over corruption charges, local media reported on Wednesday.Herbert Gomba was taken into custody by the Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday night and will be presented in court on Wednesday, according to news website Zim Morning Post.The mayor is facing charges of criminal abuse of office in connection with a massive land scam that has led to the arrest of several public officials over recent weeks, including city council officials, police officers, and a prosecutor.Gomba is accused of facilitating the illegal sale of land by approving fraudulent layout pl…

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Indian journalist shot at in front of daughters dies. yenisafak.com A journalist in India, who was shot at in front of his two daughters late on Monday night, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, police said.The local police confirmed suspending an officer and arresting nine suspects related to the incident that occurred in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of Delhi."Action by SSP [Senior Superintendent of Police] Ghaziabad – 9 accused arrested […] for the murderous attack on Vikram Joshi, and outpost in-charge Sub-Inspector Raghavendra has been suspended immediately," the police said on Twitter.A footage from the crime scene showed Joshi lying on the road with bullet injuries, wh…

Robert Norse (2020-07-22). Direct Action to Defund the Out-of-Control Cops Tonight 9 PM Town Clock. indybay.org Marty M, also known as Pirate, brutally seized by police, jailed, and charged with felonies for defending a friend's vehiclehome, has reportedly been released after friends paid the ransom ($2500 for a $25,000 bail). To discourage future such anti-homeless abuses and restore real security in our community, come to the Direct Action protest tonight 7-20 Monday at 9 PM at the Town Clock.

Art Hazelwood (2020-07-21). Black Lives Mattered, and Matter. thenation.com Black Lives Mattered, and Matter…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-21). 'Strike for Black Lives' targets racism, demands HEROES Act passage. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Even with a recent raise, thanks to her union contract, Alberta Tapia doesn't make enough from her janitorial job to keep herself and three other adults well fed and with a roof over their heads. She winds up falling behind on house payments. And that's what brought her, along with dozens of other people of …

Al Neal (2020-07-21). 'Black Lives Matter' and 'Show Me $15' ring out at St. Louis strike. peoplesworld.org ST. LOUIS— The rally cries of "Black Lives Matter" and "Show me $15" rang out through the afternoon air in downtown St. Louis Monday. Over 75 fast-food workers, members of the local Fight for $15 campaign, union members representing various area unions, clergy, and community members flooded a local McDonald's restaurant as part of the …

Service Employees International Union (2020-07-21). Monday 7/20: Strike for Black Lives SEIU Livestream (online). indybay.org

The Canary (2020-07-21). Gun-toting St Louis couple charged. thecanary.co A St Louis couple who brandished guns outside their home as non-violent protesters marched against racial injustice nearby have been charged by prosecutors.Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged on Monday with unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a protest outside their mansion last month.Footage of the white couple, who are both personal injury lawyers in their 60s, went viral amid worldwide Black Lives Matter protests.St Louis's top prosecutor, Kim Gardner, told the Associated Press the McCloskeys' actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise peaceful protest."It is illegal t…

Jonathan Nack (2020-07-21). Strike for Black Lives targets McDonald's. indybay.org Video of marchers going up Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, CA to the McDonald's restaurant at Telegraph and 45th Street. | July 20, 2020 | Video by Jonathan Nack | Oakland, CA…

Amreeta Mathai (2020-07-21). The Looming Unspoken Crisis: How a Pandemic Exacerbates the Unjust Exclusions Wrought by the Criminal System. aclu.org For Black and Brown people, individuals with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community, any contact with the criminal legal system can be a life sentence of punishment. It is not just the precious time taken away from families and communities and turned over to a maze of arrests, convictions, or incarceration. That lifetime of punishment also includes the

RT (2020-07-21). Missouri AG moves to dismiss 'political' charges against St. Louis couple who pointed guns at BLM protesters in 'self-defense'. rt.com Missouri's attorney general is seeking to dismiss felony gun charges brought against a husband and wife who aimed firearms at protesters outside their St. Louis mansion, insisting the couple had a right to defend their home. | State AG Eric Schmitt took to Twitter on Monday night with a video statement and a lengthy series of posts, arguing the case against Mark and Patricia McCloskey — which included a felony firearms charge as well as misdemeanor assault — "threatens to intimidate and deter law-abiding citizens from exercising their constitutional right of self-defense." | "The right to defend one'

_____ (2020-07-21). Protesters Attacked By Police Are Suing To Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights. popularresistance.org Protesters demonstrating against white supremacy and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's public lynching have been met with illegal repression by law enforcement. Police have utilized toxic chemical and sonic weapons, dangerous projectiles, intrusive surveillance, physical violence and "kettling" to trap demonstrators after dispersal orders are given. People are suing to protect their constitutional rights.Plaintiffs allege that police misconduct resulted in the violation of their First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. They charge that the LAPD used "indiscriminate and unreasonable force agains…

Staff (2020-07-21). Portland Protests Grow Despite Violent Crackdown from Militarized Federal Agents & Local Police. democracynow.org Heavily armed federal officers without name tags have carried out nightly attacks on antiracist demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, and snatched people off the streets into unmarked vans, sparking widespread outrage. "What we've seen is a continuous escalation in violence against our protesters," says Lilith Sinclair, an Afro-Indigenous local organizer in Portland. They note the federal violence follows many years of "severe police brutality" from local police. "It's left the people of Portland not only worried about their safety, but, even more so, justified in the fight that we're engaged in."

Yanis Iqbal (2020-07-21). Financialization of Copper Mining in Chile. zcomm.org As Chile gets convulsed by the aggravating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the structural brutality of copper mining is being starkly outlined…

Sarah Lahm (2020-07-21). No More Cops in Minneapolis Schools? Not Quite. progressive.org The Twin Cities didn't get cops out of schools. It just gave them a new name.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-21). Thousands march in France demanding Justice for Adama Traoré. peoplesdispatch.org Adama Traoré was killed on his 24th birthday on July 19, 2016, by three police officers from the French National Gendarmerie who used excessive force when arresting him…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-21). Moroccan journalist Hamid el-Mahdaoui released from prison. peoplesdispatch.org Moroccan journalist Hamid El-Mahdaoui was released on July 20, Monday, after spending four years in a prison in Rabat. He was sentenced to a three years prison term in 2018 for "failing to report an attempt to undermine state security." He was welcomed by his family outside the prison. | Mahdaoui was the editor-in-chief of Badil.info news outlet which has been critical to the state's policies. He was arrested in July 2017 for his alleged participation in the Hirak-Rif movement in Morocco's northern al-Hoceima province. He was kept in prison pending his trial and conviction in June 2018. | He was finally sentenced…

yenisafak (2020-07-21). Turkey arrests two Daesh terrorists in N. Syria. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces arrested two terrorists linked to Daesh terror group in northern Syria, just south of the Turkish border, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday."2 DAESH terrorists, who were found to be carrying out terrorist activities in order to disturb the environment of peace and security in the Euphrates Shield region, were detained in an operation," the ministry said on Twitter.Separately, Turkish security forces arrested two people allegedly linked to terrorist organizations along the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, the ministry said in a statement.Since 2016, Turkey has la…

_____ (2020-07-21). Portland: A Harbinger Of Things To Come? popularresistance.org Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, fired tear gas against protesters again overnight as the city's mayor demanded that the agents be removed and as the state's attorney general vowed to seek a restraining order against them. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP) | Masked men in unrecognizable police uniforms jump out of unmarked vans and grab an activist who has been involved in demonstrations against a repressive state. That person is disappeared. Is this Pinochet's Chile, apartheid South Africa or a scene from a John Clancy novel? | No, this is happening in Portland, Oregon, a major…

Aaron Morrison (2020-07-20). Tens of thousands walk off job in 'Strike for Black Lives'. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK (AP)—Organizers of a national workers strike say tens of thousands are walking off the job today in more than two dozen U.S. cities to protest systemic racism and economic inequality that has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed the "Strike for Black Lives," labor unions, along with social and racial justice organizations …

Juan Cole (2020-07-20). Trump's Cynical and Deeply Dangerous Reelection Ploy: Sow Chaos in US Cities. commondreams.org Police arrest demonstrators as Black Lives Matter supporters demonstrate in Portland, Oregon on July 4, 2020 for the thirty-eighth day in a row at Portland's Justice Center and throughout Portland, with a riot declared about 12.20 am on July 5. CS tear gas and less-lethal weapons were used, and multiple arrests were made. (Photo by John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jeffrey C. Isaac (2020-07-20). In Praise of a Young Black Lives Matter Leader With His Eyes on the Prize. commondreams.org Travon Brown, with megaphone, leads the Black Lives Matter Protest march through Marion, Virginia on Friday, July 3, 2020. (Earl Neikirk for The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Fight Back (2020-07-20). Historic day in Florida: Black Lives Matter actions in Gadsden, Wakulla and Leon Counties. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Coinciding with a National Day of Protest initiated by the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression (NAARPR), independently-organized actions took place on Saturday, July 18 in Quincy, Crawfordville and Tallahassee, Florida, representing Gadsden, Wakulla and Leon counties respectively. | In Quincy, which recently saw the removal of a Confederate monument, around 30 people attended a "Peace and Prayer for our Community" march in response to recent local gun violence, with the heading, "Black Lives Matter To Us." | In Crawfordville, Kendra Smith was the lead organizer of a 100-plu…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-20). Tributes pour in for civil rights icon John Lewis. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—From Barack Obama and Jesse Jackson to Richard Trumka and Black Lives Matter, tributes poured in over the weekend of July 18-19 for Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the longtime civil rights leader and "conscience of the Congress" who died late at night on July 17 of pancreatic cancer. He was 80, and had represented Atlanta …

commondreams (2020-07-20). 350.org on Today's SEIU-led Strike for Black Lives. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-07-20). Lincoln Was A Racist and the "Civil War" Was NOT About Slavery. thealtworld.com Some black Americans have created a black version of the KKK. They have even adopted similar terminology. The leader is called "Grand Master Jay." The job of the organization, NFAC, is "to protect the black community" from white people. | The KKK's job was to protect the white Southern community, which was under attack by Reconstruction. | The NFAC sees the plight of the American black exactly as the white liberal elites want blacks to see it—oppression and abuse by whites. This keeps the American people divided and power safe in the hands of the corrupt elites. | Grand Master Jay wants black people to sece…

_____ (2020-07-20). Inside The Battle For Portland. popularresistance.org On the night of July 11, as hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters amassed around the Justice Center in Portland, Oregon, federal Homeland Security officers opened fire with "crowd control" munitions. They shot a teargas canister directly at the head of Donavan LaBella, a peaceful protester who had been standing across the street holding a sign. The video that captured the protester — unconscious, bleeding and being carried to safety by other demonstrators and street medics — went viral almost immediately, pushing state officials to make public statements and demand that federal law enforcement pul…

RT (2020-07-20). St. Louis couple charged with illegal use of arms for 'threatening peaceful protesters' who crashed their private community. rt.com The St. Louis couple who confronted Black Lives Matter protesters with firearms after they breached a gated community have been hit with weapons charges, with a city attorney insisting the demonstration was peaceful. | The two residents, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, were charged on Monday following an incident late last month in which the couple met protesters outside their upscale home wielding firearms after demonstrators entered their private community to protest at the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson. | 1/ Statement from Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner – Today my office filed charges against Mark and Patri…

RT (2020-07-20). St. Louis couple charged with illegal use of arms for 'threatening peaceful protesters' who crashed into their private community. rt.com The St. Louis couple who confronted Black Lives Matter protesters with firearms after they breached a gated community have been hit with weapons charges, with a city attorney insisting the demonstration was peaceful. | The two residents, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, were charged on Monday following an incident late last month in which the couple met protesters outside their upscale home wielding firearms after demonstrators entered their private community to protest at the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson. | 1/ Statement from Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner – Today my office filed charges against Mark and Patri…

Staff (2020-07-20). Veteran Black Panther: Links Between Capitalism and Racism Are in Plain Sight. truthout.org Representing the

Staff (2020-07-20). Headlines for July 20, 2020. democracynow.org Coronavirus on the Rise Around the World, with the U.S. Leading the Charge, Trump Seeks to Block Billions in Federal Funds for Testing as He Continues to Downplay Virus, Civil Rights Icon and Long-Standing Congressmember John Lewis Dies, C. T. Vivian, Civil Rights Legend, Dubbed "Greatest Preacher to Ever Live" by MLK, Dies at 95, Protesters Rail Against Federal Officers' Violent and Covert Attacks in Portland, Charges Dropped Against BLM Protesters as New Info Emerges About Police Killing of Breonna Taylor, Police in Chicago Punch Black Teenage Activist in Face, Knocking Out Her Teeth, Two Men Charged over Racis…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-20). 'A Moment of Reckoning': Thousands Across Country Take Part in #StrikeForBlackLives. commondreams.org "When we come together in our union and with our community, we have power." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-07-20). Move over, Antifa and BLM — it's time to deploy… the moms? US protests take unusual turn in Portland (VIDEOS). rt.com As the violent standoff between BLM and Antifa protesters and rioters on one side and police officers on the other continues in Portland, dozens of moms have been deployed in a bid to de-escalate tensions. | Such is the bizarre state of 2020, that a so-called 'Wall of Moms' was created to protect hundreds of demonstrators from the wrath of federal forces over the weekend, as eyewitness footage from the scene shows. | #PortlandProtest pic.twitter.com/4u6Qif49BW— pdx law grrrl (@pdxlawgrrrl) Fight Back (2020-07-20). Hundreds take to the streets in Salt Lake demanding community control of police. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Hundreds gathered at the Utah Capitol building Saturday, July 18, to demand community control over the police and demand Governor Gary Herbert call a special session of the legislature to repeal a recent law that bans community control in Utah, known as HB 415. | Utah Against Police Brutality (UAPB) organized the event in response to the day of protest called by the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. It was the latest of the near-daily protests in Utah since the police murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal in Salt Lake. | "We need to r…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). US officials defend Portland crackdown: 'We're not going to apologize'. yenisafak.com U.S. Homeland Security officials said on Monday they had no intention of pulling back in Portland, Oregon, after a federal crackdown on anti-racism protests that included the use of unmarked cars and unidentified officers in camouflage.Weeks of protests in Portland over police brutality and systemic racism intensified as federal officers began cracking down on crowds last week, using tear gas to disperse protesters and taking some into custody without explanation.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent law enforcement units to Portland to help guard U.S. government facilities after receiving intelligence a…

Fight Back (2020-07-20). Jacksonville holds drive-in protest, demands People's Budget and community control of the police. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL — On Saturday July 18, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee organized a drive-in protest to demand a People's Budget, a Jacksonville Police Accountability Council (JPAC) and an end to the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBOR). Protesters were joined by the families of Jamee Johnson, Kwame Jones and Leah Baker; all of whom were killed by Jacksonville Sheriff Office (JSO) cops. | Organizers took a unique approach to the National Day of Action called by the National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression, in an effort to ensure the safety of protesters in the midst of…

Elliot Sperber (2020-07-20). The Ghost of Sabato Rodia. counterpunch.org The Ghost of Sabato Rodia How old were you When you first saw The cops beat the weak And the young, and the poor Who, as they say, will inherit the earth When the cops dissolve — With the rich, who train them, Like horses, or dogs The common will In common — And Simon

Michael Winship (2020-07-20). Why the Federal Cops in Portland Are All About Election Day. commondreams.org Strongarm tactics in Oregon may be just the warmup for a stolen vote.

teleSUR (2020-07-19). Portland Mayor Urges Trump to Remove Federal Agents From City. telesurenglish.net Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler urged U.S. President Donald Trump to remove the federal agents used by Washington to suppress the protests of the Black Lives Matter movement in that city in Oregon. | RELATED: | Videos released on social networks show how masked officers corner protesters in unidentified vehicles and arrest them without identifying themselves or explaining the cause of the detention. | "These actions shock everyone. We will no…

Fight Back (2020-07-19). Black lives matter victories at University of Texas-Arlington. fightbacknews.org Arlington, TX – July 10, marked the culmination of the Progressive Student Union's call-in campaigns, email-ins, and callouts against Teik C. Lim's administration for not doing enough for Black students at the University of Texas-Arlington. Through both private email and public statements, UTA had conceded to several demands made by PSU in regards to doing specific actions to make "Black lives matter" truly mean something at UTA as opposed to simply being a simple statement made by the administration at the height of the movement calling for justice for George Floyd. | In response to these recent victories, PSU h…

Shabbir Manjee (2020-07-19). Black, Indigenous solidarity rally met with violent police force in Chicago. liberationnews.org On July 17, protesters gathered at Buckingham Fountain in Chicago to denounce colonialism and call for the abolishment of the police and the redistribution of funds back to the people of Chicago. The rally, which drew more than 1,500 people, was organized by Chi-Nations Youth Council, Black Lives Matter Chicago, BYP1000 and several other organizations. …

RT (2020-07-19). Trump says he'd get '50 YEARS FOR TREASON' for what Obama & Biden did as he launches full-on attack on his rival. rt.com US President Donald Trump has unleashed a fresh offensive on Joe Biden, suggesting his presidential rival should be punished for "spying" and "treason," and needs to be subjected to a cognitive ability exam. | Trump went on the warpath on Sunday, with Joe Biden the target of his rage. In a scathing tweet, he accused Biden of being "totally controlled" by the "radical left," referring to the leaders of Portland, where Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters have battered and burned the city's Justice Center for more than 50 days. | The Radical Left Democrats, who totally control Biden, will destroy our Country as…

_____ (2020-07-19). On Contact: Police Reform. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to writer, academic and activist Philip McHarris about the latest calls for police reform in the US. McHarris says the entire system of policing has to be unearthed. He argues there is no way to tweak or reform our way out of mass incarceration or the current policing apparatus and the culture of surveillance. The broader culture of punishment and control is actively harming certain people while also failing to provide public safety. Along the way to remaking the entire system, there are certain steps that can be taken in order to begin dismantling and shifting resources…

RT (2020-07-19). Pedophile-chasing cop jumps from 13th FLOOR WINDOW to nab suspect in Kazakhstan. rt.com A daredevil police officer jumped out of a 13th floor window as he chased a suspected sexual assailant of a teenage girl. Not only did the policeman not die, but he even managed to catch the suspect. | Police Major Bakytzhan Bakirov was taking part in an operation to apprehend a man, who had earlier broken into an apartment in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, stealing a large sum of money and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. | Read more | | Baki…

sputniknews (2020-07-19). Nailed It! 'Science Guy' Bill Nye 'Just Ended Racism' in Viral Video. sputniknews.com Racism contributes to uncountable conflicts around the globe. Recently, the topic of racism saw a sharp resurgence in the wake of the killing of an unarmed African-American man, George Floyd, by white police officers in the United States in May, sparking a wave of anti-racism and anti-police-brutality protests around the world.

_____ (2020-07-18). We Reviewed Police Tactics Seen In Nearly 400 Protest Videos. popularresistance.org As protests denouncing police brutality against unarmed Black people spread to thousands of cities, it was videos of police violence — this time, directed at protesters — that went viral. Clips showed officers launching tear gas canisters at protesters' heads, shooting pepper spray from moving vehicles and firing foam bullets into crowds. | ProPublica looked at nearly 400 social media posts showing police responses to protesters and found troubling conduct by officers in at least 184 of them. In 59 videos, pepper spray and tear gas were used improperly; in a dozen others, officers used batons to strik…

RT (2020-07-18). CBP says Portland protester in viral 'kidnapping' clip was assault & vandalism suspect, denies officers wore no insignia. rt.com The US Customs and Border Protection agency has taken credit for a Portland protester's hot-button arrest this week, saying the man was a criminal suspect, while refuting claims he was 'kidnapped' by agents wearing no insignia. | The CBP sought to address the incident in a statement on Friday, noting that the protester arrested one day prior was suspected of vandalism and attacks on agents amid anti-police brutality demonstrations, which it said were organized by "violent anarchists." | "CBP agents had information indicating the person… was suspected of assaults against federal agents or destruction of feder…