Daily Archives: February 28, 2020

2020-02-28: News Headlines

RT (2020-02-28). Wait, what? Biden claims he'll 'appoint' first African-American woman to US Senate in fresh gaffe. rt.com Joe Biden has aroused concerns after misspeaking yet again in public, this time in front of an audience in South Carolina, promising voters he would "appoint" the first African-American woman to the US Senate. | From accidentally pitching himself as a Senate

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Bolivia: Ex-Leader of Indigenous Women Federation Detained. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Prosecutor's Office Thursday ordered the arrest of Felipa Huanca, the former leader of the Bartolina Sisa Confederation of Indigenous Women (CMCBS), a grassroots organization that has been politically close to the RELATED: | Huanca was arrested for a…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-02-28). Trump 'Efforts to Serve Corporate Polluters' Dealt Blow as Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Lease Sales on Nearly 1 Million Acres. commondreams.org "The judge confirmed that it's illegal to silence the public to expand fossil-fuel extraction." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-02-27). Whistleblower cops accuse DC police of downgrading crimes to look better on stats. rt.com Crime rates in Washington DC may be much worse than official reports indicate, as the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) routinely miss-classifies felonies as misdemeanors, skewing results, two whistle-blowing cops allege. | In at least two cases, internal police The first reportedly happened in August last year. A woman asked a man outside a liquor store to buy her some water, and h…

RT (2020-02-27). Pants on fire! Joe Biden's campaign says he was never 'arrested' trying to visit Nelson Mandela. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden claimed he was arrested in the 1970s while trying to visit jailed South African civil rights campaigner Nelson Mandela. After critics called him out, his campaign now denies the claim. | Courting the black vote in South Carolina and Nevada this month, Biden brought up his 1970s visit to South Africa when he was a senator for Delaware. He told a South Carolina crowd that he "had the great honor of being arrested with our UN ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see [Mandela] on Robben Island." At a black history awards event in Las Vegas last week, he cla…

WSWS (2020-02-27). Germany: Nazi terrorist group planned mass murder of Muslims. wsws.org German police arrested 12 right-wing extremists who were actively preparing mass murder against refugees, Muslims and political opponents.

Staff (2020-02-26). Bernie Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Billionaire Tom Steyer Draws Votes from Joe Biden. democracynow.org Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate comes just four days before South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary — and one week before more than a dozen states vote on Super Tuesday. Billionaire Tom Steyer has poured money into outreach to African-American voters, who make up more than half of South Carolina's Democratic electorate. He may help front-runner Bernie Sanders build an insurmountable delegate lead. A new Reuters poll shows Senator Sanders has overtaken former Vice President Joe Biden in support among African Americans. We speak with three guests in South Carolina: Kevin Alexander Gray, a l…

Fight Back (2020-02-26). USF students rally against racist administration. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On February 25, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a Black Students Matter rally on campus to bring attention to the racist admissions practices that the administration at the University of South Florida (USF) engages in. | Enrollment of Black students at USF has been declining for years and the percent of Black students at USF was the lowest it's been in the past decade last semester (fall 2019), at 9.4%. This is especially alarming considering that in the Tampa Bay area, where USF is located, Black people comprise 24% of the population. | "We understand how schools like USF parta…

Staff (2020-02-26). Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Steyer Siphons Votes From Biden. truthout.org Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate comes just four days before South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary — and one week before more than a dozen states vote on Super Tuesday. Billionaire Tom Steyer has poured money into outreach to African-American voters, who make up more than half of South Carolina's Democratic electorate. He may help front-runner Bernie Sanders build an insurmountable delegate lead. A new Reuters poll shows Senator Sanders has overtaken former Vice President…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-02-26). Rising Number of Democrats Say Sanders Most Likely to Beat Trump as Senator Surpasses Biden in Black Voter Support. commondreams.org Support for Sen. Bernie Sanders among Democrats and African-American voters is growing, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos national polling results, which were released before Tuesday night's Democratic presidential primary debate in South Carolina. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jeremy Lybarger (2020-02-25). Traitor, Scourge, Prophet: Larry Kramer's Acerbic Alternate History. thenation.com Traitor, Scourge, Prophet: Larry Kramer's Acerbic Alternate History…

RT (2020-02-25). Man arrested after trying to blow up a car in Pentagon parking lot. rt.com An Arkansas man led Pentagon security on a wild chase after allegedly trying to blow up a car parked near the building. He was arrested in Arlington National Cemetery and faces charges that could land him in prison for 20 years.

Fight Back (2020-02-24). Tampa students rally for justice for Jamee Johnson. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a rally at the University of South Florida calling for justice and all victims of police brutality, highlighting Jamee Johnson, a Black man who was murdered by officers in Jacksonville. At the February 19 protest, about 15 students promoted the need for community control of the police through police accountability councils. They also demonstrated for their ongoing campaign to increase Black enrollment at USF. | With chants saying, "USF shame on you! Black lives matter too!" the students used the rally to reach out to the student body about the wa…

Staff (2020-02-21). Headlines for February 21, 2020. democracynow.org Roger Stone Sentenced to 40-Month Prison Term, Trump Lashed at Intel Chief over Warning of Russian Meddling in 2020 Election, Germany Mourns Victims of Right-Wing Terror Attacks, Suspect Arrested in Stabbing at London Mosque, U.K. to Close Borders to "Unskilled" and Non-English-Speaking Immigrants, Protests Erupt as Acting ICE Director Challenges New York Pro-Immigrant Laws, Mexican Radio Journalist Murdered in Ciudad Juárez, February Flowers Bloom in Moscow Amid Record-High Winter Temperatures, 28 Arrested in Seattle Protesting Chase Bank Fossil Fuel Ties, Rail Blockades Continue as Protests Grow Against Coastal…

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Bolivia: Ex-Leader of Indigenous Women Federation Detained
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
Bolivia's Prosecutor's Office Thursday ordered the arrest of Felipa Huanca, the former leader of the Bartolina Sisa Confederation of Indigenous Women (CMCBS), a grassroots organization that has been politically close to the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS). | RELATED: | A Washington Post Survey Rules out Electoral Fraud in Bolivia | Huanca was arrested for a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Ex-Leader-of-Indigenous-Women-Federation-Detained-20200228-0002.html

Wait, what? Biden claims he'll 'appoint' first African-American woman to US Senate in fresh gaffe
rt.com | 2020-02-28
Joe Biden has aroused concerns after misspeaking yet again in public, this time in front of an audience in South Carolina, promising voters he would "appoint" the first African-American woman to the US Senate. | From accidentally pitching himself as a Senate candidate to having to admit a bizarre story about being arrested trying to see Nelson Mandela was false, the Democratic presidential hopeful has had his fair…
rt.com/usa/481966-biden-african-american-woman-senate/

Wait, what? Biden claims he'll 'appoint' first African-American woman to US Senate in fresh gaffe
rt.com | 2020-02-28
Joe Biden has aroused concerns after misspeaking yet again in public, this time in front of an audience in South Carolina, promising voters he would "appoint" the first African-American woman to the US Senate. | From accidentally pitching himself as a Senate candidate to having to admit a bizarre story about being arrested trying to see Nelson Mandela was false, the Democratic presidential hopeful has had his fair…
rt.com/usa/481966-biden-african-american-woman-senate/

Trump 'Efforts to Serve Corporate Polluters' Dealt Blow as Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Lease Sales on Nearly 1 Million Acres
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-28
"The judge confirmed that it's illegal to silence the public to expand fossil-fuel extraction." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/28/trump-efforts-serve-corporate-polluters-dealt-blow-judge-vacates-oil-and-gas-lease?cd-origin=rss

Whistleblower cops accuse DC police of downgrading crimes to look better on stats
rt.com | 2020-02-27
Crime rates in Washington DC may be much worse than official reports indicate, as the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) routinely miss-classifies felonies as misdemeanors, skewing results, two whistle-blowing cops allege. | In at least two cases, internal police documents seem to back the accusations voiced by Sergeant Charlotte Djossou and Officer Tabitha Knight. | The first reportedly happened in August last year. A woman asked a man outside a liquor store to buy her some water, and h…
rt.com/usa/481842-dc-police-downgrading-crime-statistics/

Pants on fire! Joe Biden's campaign says he was never 'arrested' trying to visit Nelson Mandela
rt.com | 2020-02-27
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden claimed he was arrested in the 1970s while trying to visit jailed South African civil rights campaigner Nelson Mandela. After critics called him out, his campaign now denies the claim. | Courting the black vote in South Carolina and Nevada this month, Biden brought up his 1970s visit to South Africa when he was a senator for Delaware. He told a South Carolina crowd that he "had the great honor of being arrested with our UN ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see [Mandela] on Robben Island." At a black history awards event in Las Vegas last week, he cla…
rt.com/news/481767-biden-not-arrested-mandela/

Germany: Nazi terrorist group planned mass murder of Muslims
wsws.org | 2020-02-27
German police arrested 12 right-wing extremists who were actively preparing mass murder against refugees, Muslims and political opponents.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/27/nazi…

Bernie Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Billionaire Tom Steyer Draws Votes from Joe Biden
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-26
Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate comes just four days before South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary

USF students rally against racist administration
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-26
Tampa, FL – On February 25, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a Black Students Matter rally on campus to bring attention to the racist admissions practices that the administration at the University of South Florida (USF) engages in. | Enrollment of Black students at USF has been declining for years and the percent of Black students at USF was the lowest it's been in the past decade last semester (fall 2019), at 9.4%. This is especially alarming considering that in the Tampa Bay area, where USF is located, Black people comprise 24% of the population. | "We understand how schools like USF parta…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/26/usf-stud…

Bernie Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Billionaire Tom Steyer Draws Votes from Joe Biden
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-26
Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate comes just four days before South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary

USF students rally against racist administration
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-26
Tampa, FL – On February 25, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a Black Students Matter rally on campus to bring attention to the racist admissions practices that the administration at the University of South Florida (USF) engages in. | Enrollment of Black students at USF has been declining for years and the percent of Black students at USF was the lowest it's been in the past decade last semester (fall 2019), at 9.4%. This is especially alarming considering that in the Tampa Bay area, where USF is located, Black people comprise 24% of the population. | "We understand how schools like USF parta…
fightbacknews.org/2020/2/26/usf-students-rally-against-racist-administration

Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Steyer Siphons Votes From Biden
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-26
Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate comes just four days before South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary

Bernie Sanders gains support in South Carolina as billionaire Tom Steyer draws votes from Joe Biden
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2020-02-26
Billionaire Tom Steyer has poured money into outreach to African-American voters, who make up more than half of South Carolina's Democratic electorate.
nationofchange.org/2020/02/26/bernie-sanders-gains-support-in-south-carolina-as-billionaire-tom-steyer-draws-votes-from-joe-biden/

Rising Number of Democrats Say Sanders Most Likely to Beat Trump as Senator Surpasses Biden in Black Voter Support
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-26
Support for Sen. Bernie Sanders among Democrats and African-American voters is growing, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos national polling results, which were released before Tuesday night's Democratic presidential primary debate in South Carolina. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/26/rising-number-democrats-say-sanders-most-likely-beat-trump-senator-surpasses-biden?cd-origin=rss

Traitor, Scourge, Prophet: Larry Kramer's Acerbic Alternate History
Jeremy Lybarger | thenation.com | 2020-02-25
Traitor, Scourge, Prophet: Larry Kramer's Acerbic Alternate History…
thenation.com/article/culture/larry-kramer-brutality-fact-book-review/

Man arrested after trying to blow up a car in Pentagon parking lot
rt.com | 2020-02-25
An Arkansas man led Pentagon security on a wild chase after allegedly trying to blow up a car parked near the building. He was arrested in Arlington National Cemetery and faces charges that could land him in prison for 20 years. | …
rt.com/usa/481674-arkansas-man-pentagon-explode-car/