2020-09-30: News Headlines

Staff (2020-09-30). "He Wants Violence in the Streets": Trump's "White Supremacist Project" on Full Display at Debate. democracynow.org Donald Trump and Joe Biden were asked about how to address racism during the first presidential debate held in Cleveland. While Biden expressed sympathy with victims of police brutality, President Trump insisted that most violence came from left-wing groups — a false claim ignoring that the vast majority of political violence in the U.S. comes from right-wing extremists, according to the FBI and others. Trump's refusal to reckon with the issue "poses a real and grave threat to Black and Brown people in particular in our country who are often the victims of racial violence," says Kristen Clarke, president an…

_____ (2020-09-30). New law Surfaces South's Racist Beginnings Of Felon Voter Disenfranchisement. popularresistance.org Tennessee – In June, large crowds of Black Lives Matter protesters occupied the plaza in front of Tennessee's State Capitol, where inside, a 44-inch bust of the first Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest, has sat still in his bronze bearing for over 40 years. | A line of state troopers stood silently on the other side of the encampment, making arrests and dragging protesters away. Those who remained chained themselves to the property, chanting and playing Kendrick Lamar through loudspeakers, annoying representatives inside the capitol, and making it clear—they were not leaving until the immort…

_____ (2020-09-30). Report: Special Police Units Exclusively Used Force On Black People. popularresistance.org The vast majority of people stopped, frisked, or arrested by officers in D.C.'s special gun recovery and narcotics units were Black, according to a new report mandated by the D.C. Council. Black people were the subjects of 87% of stops, 91% of arrests, and 100% of use-of-force incidents, despite making up 46% of the population. White people accounted for just 5% of stops. | The report gives a more complete picture of the operations of these special units, which have been accused of using aggressive tactics with little oversight or transparency. The units are responsible for complex narcotics investigations, as we…

Andrew Emett (2020-09-30). Texas sheriff arrested for tampering with evidence in police custody death. nationofchange.org If convicted, the sheriff could face up to 10 years in prison.

Staff (2020-09-30). Grand Jury Not Given the Option to Indict the Cops Who Shot Breonna Taylor. truthout.org Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he would comply with a judge's order to release the grand jury recording in the Breonna Taylor case after a grand juror alleged that Cameron had misrepresented the deliberations. | The juror "The Grand Jury is meant to be a secretive body. It's apparent that the pu…

Staff (2020-09-30). Trump's "White Supremacist Project" Was on Full Display at First Debate. truthout.org Donald Trump and Joe Biden were asked about how to address racism during the first presidential debate held in Cleveland. While Biden expressed sympathy with victims of police brutality, President Trump insisted that most violence came from left-wing groups — a false claim ignoring that the vast majority of political violence in the U.S. comes from right-wing extremists, according to the FBI and others. Trump's refusal to reckon with the issue "poses a real and grave threat to Black and Brown peop…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Turkey arrests 14 PKK terror suspects. yenisafak.com A total of 14 suspects were arrested in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province on Wednesday over their alleged links to the PKK terror group.Security forces arrested the suspects in various raids across Diyarbakir after judicial authorities issued arrest warrants for 17 suspects, including Hatice Kocaman, a former deputy from Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). She is among the arrested.The warrants were issued as part of an investigation launched by local prosecutors, with suspects having been found to be operating for the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), the so-called legislative body of the PKK terror group.

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-29). Breonna Taylor: Juror's bombshell reveals Kentucky AG never tried to secure murder indictment. liberationnews.org Revelations from a member of the grand jury convened in relation to the police murder of Breonna Taylor is further exposing authorities' efforts to cover up the cops' crime. The juror, who can not currently reveal their identity, yesterday filed a motion requesting permission to publicly discuss the grand jury's proceedings, and demanding that related …

Devin Cole (2020-09-29). A 'protester suppression' bill launched in Florida. workers.org Occupied Creek/Muscogee territory — Pensacola Fla. In a Sept. 21 press conference, Florida far-right Governor Ron DeSantis launched a new attack against the continuing protests for Black lives with the announcement of a reactionary legislative bill, the "Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act." The bill would . . . |

MEE and agencies (2020-09-29). Iran rejects Saudi accusation it trained terrorist cell uncovered in kingdom. middleeasteye.net Iran rejects Saudi accusation it trained terrorist cell uncovered in kingdom | Riyadh says it arrested 10 people earlier this month and seized weapons and explosives from the group | Tue, 09/29/2020 – 12: 24 | Saudi Arabia said the cell had received training from Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (Reuters) | Iran rejected on Tuesday an accusation by Saudi Arabia that it had t…

Editor (2020-09-29). Stop the war against Black and Brown communities! workers.org Following the 2014 police murders of Eric Gardner and Michael Brown, activists raised concerns about an "epidemic" of police brutality. Six years later it is clear that Black and Brown communities, living under police occupation, are confronting a very real war. The numbers do not lie. Documented police killings of . . . |

_____ (2020-09-29). The Next Steps In Eviction Defense. popularresistance.org Oregon – Here in Portland, there are signs that the movement for Black lives and the movement for actually affordable housing are increasingly intersecting in all kinds of ways. Among the networks engaged in popular education and resistance organizing efforts around housing issues, you'll find groups normally focused on the massive problems of killer cops and institutional racism, such as Don't Shoot PDX. Outside of the home of a family facing foreclosure in North Portland on Mississippi, you'll find people who have long been involved with the daily protests that have been going on in Portland since the murder of…

Staff (2020-09-29). Private Police at Hospital Hosting Trump-Biden Debate Mostly Arrest Black People. truthout.org A few minutes after noon on a September day in 2018, Jacarvi Jackson and Darcell Williams were crossing Euclid Avenue, a main road through Cleveland's medical area. Both of them worked for a vendor that supplies food to patients at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Still in their work uniforms after finishing their eight-hour shifts at the hospital's loading dock, they were heading to a Burger King lot where their cars were parked. They were in a hurry — Jackson was worried about…

_____ (2020-09-28). Unrest In Kenosha Didn't Come Out Of Thin Air. popularresistance.org Eddie: A study in 2013 shows that Wisconsin incarcerated more black men than any other state in the United States in spite of the fact that the black population is only 6.5%. Also, Wisconsin has a very high rate of incarceration for indigenous people. So in light of the recent events in Kenosha, the Department of Corrections building was burned to the ground. And I have with me today, two people that work with the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee to talk about Wisconsin, its prison population, and what's going on inside the prison in terms of organizing the incarcerated workers.

_____ (2020-09-28). 'Political Prisoner' Freed Under US Pressure Caught Planning Terrorism. popularresistance.org Managua, Nicaragua — A Nicaraguan right-wing extremist who was dubbed a "political prisoner" by a US government-funded NGO and subsequently freed under pressure by Washington has once again been arrested. The man was caught with explosives and illegal firearms, and was allegedly plotting terror attacks against his country's elected, UN-recognized government. | The disturbing incident is just the latest example of a growing series of former "political prisoners" who have unleashed violent chaos in Nicaragua, aimed at destabilizing the leftist Sandinista government.

Shelley Ettinger (2020-09-28). As poverty deepens / Black community fights police terror. workers.org San Antonio After summer-long mobilizations against racism, white supremacy, and killer cops, activists in San Antonio continued fighting on several fronts as fall arrived. Youth pay homage to police victim, Darrell Zemault Sr. Outraged protests have been ongoing since Sept. 15, when officers of the San Antonio Police Department shot . . . |

Paul Street (2020-09-28). The Rolling Constitutional-Fascist Coup in the World's Most Dangerous Nation. counterpunch.org We are in the middle of a rolling authoritarian and even fascist coup that is working with and through the United States Constitution to no small degree. To be sure, Trump is doing everything in his considerable power to undermine a "normal" bourgeois-constitutional election. He's working to sabotage mail delivery in an election that will depend on mail-in ballots thanks to the pandemic Trump has fanned. He's deploying armed right-wing "poll watchers" to intimidate minority and other Biden voters. He's encouraging terrorist street actions and intimidation by white "tough guys" (bikers, militia members, cops, and…

RT (2020-09-28). Maryland county to pay $20mn in 'heinous,' 'brutal' & 'senseless' shooting of HANDCUFFED black man by black police officer. rt.com Maryland's Prince George's County agreed to pay a $20-million settlement — one of the largest ever in a police-brutality case — to the family of a black man who was shot dead by a black officer while handcuffed in a patrol car.

Peter Koenig (2020-09-28). Is a New Wave of Covid-Fascism Invading Europe? globalresearch.ca He spoke Truth to Power, about the covid-lie and what it did to humanity and to the global economy. And then he was suddenly arrested by police, handcuffed, pushed into a police car and driven to Wandsworth Custody Center, were he was detained for 22 hours, simply for telling the truth about covid-19.

Paul Dobson (2020-09-28). Attorney General Backs 'Restructuring' Venezuela's Controversial FAES Special Forces. venezuelanalysis.com Campesino leader and National Assembly candidate Isabel Granado was illegally arrested by the FAES on Thursday.

Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning (2020-09-28). Video: Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning Arrested for Speaking The Truth on Covid-19. Trafalgar Square London Protests. globalresearch.ca Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning, one of the founders of Doctors for the Truth which is an association of thousands of medical doctors around the world, said that the measures of the governments regarding COVID-19 are absolutely inappropriate. | "I would also …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-28). After 49 years in prison, former Black Panther activist Jalil Abdul Muntaqim to be released on parole. peoplesdispatch.org Jalil Muntaqim has been in jail since 1971 and was sentenced only in 1993. He was eligible for parole since 1998, but his requests were rejected twelve times…

yenisafak (2020-09-28). Over 180 kg of cannabis seized in Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish police on Monday seized 188 kilograms (414.4 pounds) of cannabis in Istanbul.Anti-narcotics teams conducted operations in the Kartal and Pendik districts of the city and arrested two suspects, who were sent to a local court.Turkish forces take tough action to stop illegal drug trade by launching operations throughout the year.*Writing by Fahri Aksut…

Karen Rothmyer (2020-09-28). One Black Lives Matter Protest in Rural New York Opens the Door to Change. thenation.com One Black Lives Matter Protest in Rural New York Opens the Door to Change…

Steve Topple (2020-09-27). A private student housing company calling the cops on a Labour MP is peak 2020. thecanary.co On 26 September, a student housing company called the police on a Labour MP and protesters. This was because they were picketing outside one of the company's properties. And this story, as well as the one behind the demo, are peak 2020. | Coventry's "greedy" landlord: | The Canary previously

RT (2020-09-27). Return of CHAZ? Protesters erect barricades, set fires & loot store amid showdown with police in Seattle (VIDEOS, PHOTOS). rt.com Protesters wreaked havoc in downtown Seattle, erecting barricades and setting them on fire to block police from moving in. Violence erupted in the heart of the former 'autonomous zone' created by Black Lives Matter protesters. | At least seven people were arrested after a Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle turned violent on Saturday night, and saw activists storming a boarded store and vandalizing businesses and Seattle City Hall with graffiti. | Footage emerged showing masked protesters spray painting "Kill Pigs" and "Kill SPD [Seattle Police Department]" on the walls of the building that hosts the mayor's…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-27). 1 killed, hundreds arrested in anti-government protests in Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org The Day of Rage protests on September 25 saw thousands taking to the streets. Massive protests took place in Egypt over the week on the anniversary of similar protests in 2019…

Fight Back (2020-09-27). UW-Milwaukee SDS rallies to get cops off campus. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the evening of September 25, organizers with the recently re-formed University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) led a rally in Spaights Plaza on campus. More than 20 students and supporters gathered to demand that the university disarm, defund and ultimately disband the campus police. | "This event was held to formally announce our demands of UW Milwaukee, which includes defunding the UWM campus police entirely and redistributing those funds to programs such as ethnic studies and mental health services," said Veronica Roll, a leader with UWM SDS. "I am overjoyed wi…

yenisafak (2020-09-27). UAE poet barred from travel for rejecting Israel deal. yenisafak.com A prominent Emirati poet said Sunday she was barred from travel over her opposition to her country's decision to normalize relations with Israel.Dhabiya Khamis said she was banned from boarding a Cairo-bound flight from the Dubai Airport."The ban is probably because of my announced opinion against Zionism and normalization," she said on her social media accounts."I fear for my freedom and life from being threatened and arrested," she said.Several writers and poets have expressed support and solidarity with Khamis after being banned from travel.The female poet has earned the ire of the Emirati authorities after sh…

Eleanor J. Bader (2020-09-26). A Brotherhood Built on Black Liberation. progressive.org In her new book, Susie Day shares conversations on life, politics, and the revolution between former Black Panthers Eddie Conway and Paul Coates.

teleSUR (2020-09-26). Colombian Lawmakers Demand Defense Minister's Resignation. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Lawmakers Gustavo Petro and Jorge Robledo Friday demanded the Defense Minister Carlos Holmes' resignation for his political responsibility in the face of police brutality. | RELATED: | "Holmes has not apologized for his tolerant attitude towards the killing of citizens by the National Police," Petro tweeted. | The Minister "is a liar. He should resign because of the serious acts of excessive force and murders…

Daniel Fernando, Terrance Gardet (2020-09-26). [Correspondence] The recent interest of medical science in Black lives. thelancet.com We read with great interest the important Editorial1 about racism in medicine and medical science. Despite an eagerness to agree that Black lives must matter more, particularly given the historical disrespect for Black lives,2,3 and the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks on June 12, 2020, during demonstrations against the cruel murder of George Floyd, we argue that Black lives matter like any other lives matter; neither more nor less, because anything else will lead to the same conundrum that we are trying to overcome.