Monthly Archives: July 2020

2020-07-31: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-31). Activists worldwide demand immediate release of BDS coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa. peoplesdispatch.org Mahmoud Nawajaa, general coordinator of the national committee of the BDS in Palestine, was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces early in the morning of July 30. His whereabouts remain unknown…

Matthew Scully (2020-07-31). The Triple Antagonist of the Police, Policing, and Policy. counterpunch.org In 1967, Chester Himes wrote, "Police brutality toward black people in the United States is of such common usage and longstanding to have attained acceptance as proper behavior." On the one hand, not much has changed. Every day we see the virulent and repressive state violence against Black Lives Matter protestors marching, occupying space, and

W. T. Whitney (2020-07-31). "We Charge Genocide:" Forerunner at UN of Black Lives Matter. counterpunch.org The police killing of George Floyd on May 25 provoked demonstrations worldwide. The United Nations Human Rights Council on June 17 debated a draft resolution introduced by the "African Group" of nations that condemned "structural racism endemic to the criminal justice system in the United States." The African nations were responding to a letter from

Bette Lee (2020-07-31). Tear Gas and Thugs at the BLM Protests in Portland. counterpunch.org On the 59th night of BLM protests on July 25th at the federal courthouse, I was one of the thousands of protestors who went there. It took me a while to struggle through my fears of getting infected with the virus and the limits to my mobility due to old age and hip arthritis.

Barbara G. Ellis (2020-07-31). A Portland 'Sit-Down' Can Rock Trump's Boat. counterpunch.org For the last five weekends, I and my dozen BLM sign-waving, curbside cohorts—mine now has an addenda ("Trump's Latest Crime: Secret Police in PDX")—do hour-long shifts on a traffic-heavy corner of Portland's Holgate/Caesar Chavez Boulevards. We're one of several groups dotting the city with our post located nearly five miles East from Trump's notorious secret-

Eliza Egret (2020-07-30). Israeli arms company in London is targeted as activists launch Palestine Action network. thecanary.co Activists targeted Israeli arms company Elbit Systems' UK headquarters early on 30 July. Elbit staff came to work to find the building covered in graffiti and splattered with paint. The action comes on the same day that a new network called Palestine Action has launched; join us; get mobilised; take action; end complicity in Israel's war crimes & apartheid regime —…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-07-30). "We Charge Genocide"—Forerunner at UN of Black Lives Matter. peoplesworld.org The police killing of George Floyd on May 25 provoked demonstrations worldwide. The United Nations Human Rights Council on June 17 debated a draft resolution introduced by the "African Group" of nations that condemned "structural racism endemic to the criminal justice system in the United States." The African nations were responding to a letter from …

Staff (2020-07-30). Black Americans, Black Brazilians Suffer More From COVID-19. Structural Racism Is To Blame. therealnews.com "Genocides don't always have to be intentional. It's about impact. Whether or not they have been planning to kill people, we know people are dying and Black people are dying disproportionately."

RT (2020-07-30). Russian serviceman working in Crimea arrested for HIGH TREASON, accused of spying for Ukraine. rt.com A serviceman from Russia's Black Sea Fleet has been arrested by the country's Federal Security Service (FSB) on suspicion of working for Ukrainian military intelligence. | If found guilty of high treason, the detained soldier could In a statement

RT (2020-07-30). Feds won't leave Portland 'until there is safety': Trump rejects Oregon governor's claim that 'occupying force' is leaving city. rt.com Less than a day after Oregon's governor claimed federal agents would leave Portland and let local officials handle Black Lives Matter protesters, President Donald Trump said they are going nowhere until things are under control. | In a Thursday morning tweet, Trump said Governor Kate Brown "isn't doing her job" and insisted that protesters must be cleared out and "in some cases" arrested. "If she can't do it, the Federal Government will do it for her. We will not be leaving until there is safety!" he wrote. | Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon, isn't doing her job. She must clear out, and in some cases arrest, the…

RT (2020-07-30). Wife of Ukrainian rapper arrested after dismembered body parts found in apartment fridge. rt.com The wife of rapper Andy Cartwright has been arrested after his body parts were found in their St Petersburg apartment. She reportedly cut him into pieces, washed his organs, treated his limbs with salt and then refrigerated them. | Marina Kokhal claims the 30-year-old rapper died of a drug overdose. Saying she wanted to make him disappear so he wouldn't be remembered for dying an inglorious death, she has admitted to chopping up his body. | According to Saint Petersburg-based website 'Fontanka', the police were informed after 36-year-old Kokhal contacted a lawyer for advice, explaining that Cartwright had died…

Steve Beck (2020-07-30). 'Strike for Black Lives' Action Wins Victory for Seattle Transit Workers. zcomm.org County Council votes to fund promised transit raises one day after rally called by Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS) to coincide with Seattle Strike for Black Lives.

Mark Friedman (2020-07-30). Wilmington Protest Meeting Demands Federal Troops Out of Portland, US Troops Out of Cuba. counterpunch.org A successful meeting and street protest in Wilmington, California, a neighborhood near the LA Harbor, highlighted harbor area efforts for Black Lives Matter and efforts to end the US blockade of Cuba. The meeting held at the Wilmington Machinists Union hall was opened by International Association of Machinists Local 1484 President Kevin Kucera saying "It gives

Jeff Abbott (2020-07-30). The Other Americans: Salvadoran Military Official on Trial for 1989 Killing of Jesuit Priests. progressive.org The brutality was known by the Reagan and Bush administrations, but they lied to cover up the massacres for their own political gain.

Brandon Soderberg (2020-07-30). Think federal cops in Portland are scary? Cops use 'jump-out boys' all the time. zcomm.org Plainclothes police 'jump-out boys' terrorize American cities. Sometimes they become all-out criminal gangs…

_____ (2020-07-30). Portland: Getting Out of Jail Requires Relinquishing Constitutional Rights. popularresistance.org Federal authorities are using a new tactic in their battle against protesters in Portland, Oregon: arrest them on offenses as minor as "failing to obey" an order to get off a sidewalk on federal property — and then tell them they can't protest anymore as a condition for release from jail. | Legal experts describe the move as a blatant violation of the constitutional right to free assembly, but at least 12 protesters arrested in recent weeks have been specifically barred from attending protests or demonstrations as they await trials on federal misdemeanor charges. | "Defendant may not attend any other protes…

Staff (2020-07-30). In Wake of Recent Victories, Standing Rock Activists Carry On With Renewed Hope. truthout.org "The hardest part about locking down, is deciding to do it," Mark K. Tilsen told Truthout. | It's been almost four years since Tilsen (Oglala Lakota) and Daniel T'seleie (K'asho Got'ine Dene) attached themselves to excavators with handcuffs inside PVC piping in a device called a "Sleeping Dragon" to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock. When cut loose and arrested, Tilsen was cuffed behind his back with zip ties and then lifted up by the cuffs by five cops…

Robert Norse (2020-07-30). Protests Continue Opposing SCPD Harassment of Vehicles. indybay.org Marty Mirabel, aka "Pirate", showed up with a dozen protesters at the County Building Monday (7-27) for a cancelled pre-trial court date. Marty was defending the vehicular home of a friend from 10+ cops two weeks before and charged with multiple felonies for "obstructing", "battery" and such.

Staff (2020-07-29). AG Bill Barr Grilled by House Lawmakers on Protest Crackdown, Voter Suppression & Pandemic Failures. democracynow.org We play highlights from Attorney General William Barr's grilling by the House Judiciary Committee over how he sent militarized federal forces to confront Black Lives Matter protesters, and his opposition to voting by mail, and get response from a close friend of Congressmember John Lewis who is now running for Senate. "In spite of the machinations of Donald Trump and those who do his bidding, including the attorney general, the good news is that we're seeing a multiracial coalition of people pouring out into American streets," responds Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, "saying that we're concerned about the soul of our d…

Jim McMahan (2020-07-29). Seattle protest in solidarity with Portland. workers.org On July 25, 2,000 youthful anti-racists marched here in solidarity with Portland resistance. As in Portland, Ore., federal repressive forces have been sent to Seattle. The march was called by the Youth Liberation Front. Chanting "Black Lives Matter," the demonstrators headed to the site of a new youth jail. Located . . . |

Nick Pemberton (2020-07-29). Black Lives Matter and the Nuclear Family. counterpunch.org "We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work "double shifts" so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work. We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended

Joshua Hanks (2020-07-29). Resistance broadens in Portland. workers.org Thousands of anti-racist, anti-fascist protesters continue to come out night after night into the streets of Portland, Ore., to protest against police brutality, racism and the iron-fisted federal occupation of the city. After two months of continuous protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, the protests swelled . . . |

Betsey Piette (2020-07-29). Unions call for 'Strike for Black Lives'. workers.org On July 20, unions led protests under the general banner "Strike for Black Lives" in over 160 U.S. cities, with tens of thousands participating. The call, initiated by Service Employees (SEIU), was endorsed by over 60 unions and social justice groups. Many of those participating in the protests were essential . . . |

RT (2020-07-29). WATCH: Protesters lay siege to NYPD police commissioner's home after viral van 'kidnapping' incident. rt.com Angry protesters have swarmed the NYPD commissioner's home on West 73rd street in Manhattan, in response to the arrest of a protester who was bundled into an unmarked van on Tuesday. | Furious that one of their own had been arrested in such a way, the protest march, which the 'kidnapped' woman was part of, made its way to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea's home in the early hours of Wednesday morning, as eyewitness video from the scene purports to show. | "This is a raid, Commissioner Shea"

RT (2020-07-29). White BLM activist tells black doctor at center of Covid-19 controversy: 'I'm more black than you on the inside'. rt.com Dr Stella Immanuel has enough skepticism to deal with regarding her controversial medical theories, but in the eyes of at least one Black Lives Matter activist, even her blackness is something to be challenged. | "You're not black on the inside, I'm more black than you on the inside," a masked white man yelled at Immanuel yesterday on the steps the Supreme Court in Washington, where she was part of a group of doctors staging a press conference to promote the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a coronavirus cure. The man added that Immanuel was "betraying Black Lives Matter" and that "there were people during t…

RT (2020-07-29). 'Conquer Our Own Negativity': Terry Crews, called names for BLM criticism, whips up Twitter storm after reclaiming ethnic slur. rt.com Actor Terry Crews has come under fire after tweeting about the need to stay positive, but arranging the words to spell out a racial slur — apparently looking to reclaim the term from opponents angry about his critical view of BLM.

Raul Diego (2020-07-29). New Reports Suggest Libyan Warlord Khalifa Haftar is Working with Mossad. mintpressnews.com Reports of Israeli support for the Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar are nothing new, but as the apartheid state gains ground among Arab nations, the need to hide Mossad's role in the destabilizing of oil-rich Libya may be disappearing.

WSWS (2020-07-29). Six arrested at banned Australian protest against police violence. wsws.org COVID-19 public health orders were used to suppress the demonstration in a blatant attack on democratic rights.

Michael Winship (2020-07-29). "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Picks on Portland to Pick Up Votes. commondreams.org A crowd of about 1,500 protesters gather at the Multnomah County Justice center for a Black Lives Matter march on July 20, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Monday night marked 54 days of protests in the city. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rann Miller (2020-07-29). Trump's Plan to Reopen Schools Puts Black Students at Risk. progressive.org With Black people hit hardest by the pandemic, sending students back to school would be especially dangerous for Black children and their families.

_____ (2020-07-29). Calls For Video Related To John Neville's Death Persist. popularresistance.org Protesters made new demands of Forsyth County elected officials Tuesday, calling for a general increase in transparency from county leaders, and specifically, the release of video pertaining to the death of an inmate at the Forsyth County Detention Center. | "We're fighting for truth, justice, dignity, humanity, economic justice, social justice," said Tony Ndege, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Winston-Salem. "We stand against state violence, but we also stand for social and economic justice." | Demonstrations began in Winston-Salem weeks ago and groups like Black Lives Matter Winston-Salem say they plan to cont…

_____ (2020-07-29). Preparing For A November Surprise. popularresistance.org Nationwide protests against police brutality following George Floyd's murder are the broadest and most persistent in US history. They have laid bare the racism that pervades American society—and demonstrated the willingness of Americans to take to the streets and resist oppression, even in the midst of a pandemic. Americans must continue demanding an end to white supremacy and follow the lead of Black organizers to galvanize a similar flexing of civic muscle to help ensure democratic continuity come November. With elections four months away and the rule of law under steady attack, people power could prove d…

_____ (2020-07-29). Video: NYPD Officers Throwing Protest Leader Into Unmarked Van. popularresistance.org NYPD officers dragged a protest leader into an unmarked minivan van and doused onlookers with pepper spray during an anti-police brutality march in Manhattan on Tuesday night. | The individual, who friends identified as an 18-year-old trans woman named Nicki, was grabbed from the group by plainclothes officers at 25th Street and Second Avenue. Video shows a man in an orange shirt marked "Warrant Squad" helping to push the woman into a silver KIA minivan before driving away. Witnesses said the arrest came as roughly 200 people were leaving a small plaza on 26th Street where they had stopped for a skateboarding eve…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Thirty-three Russians arrested in Belarus. yenisafak.com Thirty-three Russian nationals allegedly linked to the private military company Wagner were arrested in Belarus last night, the country's state news agency Belta said on Wednesday.According to Belta, the law enforcement bodies followed the suspects from the moment of their arrival in Belarus.It said a total of 200 Wagner mercenaries came to the country "to destabilize the situation during the presidential election campaign". The Investigative Committee is probing the detained individuals.Belarus will hold its presidential election on Aug. 9, and earlier, acting President Alexander Lukashenko voiced concern over p…

Staff (2020-07-29). Bill Barr Grilled by House Lawmakers on Protest Crackdown and Voter Suppression. truthout.org We play highlights from Attorney General William Barr's grilling by the House Judiciary Committee over how he sent militarized federal forces to confront Black Lives Matter protesters, and his opposition to voting by mail, and get response from a close friend of Congressmember John Lewis who is now running for Senate. "In spite of the machinations of Donald Trump and those who do his bidding, including the attorney general, the good news is that we're seeing a multiracial coalition of people…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-29). 'The Withdraw Is Conditional': After Oregon Governor Says Federal Agents Are Leaving Portland on Thursday, DHS, White House Say Not Yet. commondreams.org "The federal occupation of our community has brought a new kind of fear to our streets." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-07-28). Majority of Americans Back Black Lives Matter Protests and Think Demonstrations Will Help Racial Justice: Poll. commondreams.org A new Gallup survey shows that 65% of U.S. adults support the protests. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Monica Moorehead (2020-07-28). Athletes continue to build broad support for BLM. workers.org U.S. athletes continue to express their solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests around the country, as professional sports attempt to resume some kind of normalcy since totally shutting down in mid-March due to the COVID-19 crisis. For instance, the Women's National Basketball Association voted to dedicate its entire season to . . . |

Tim Libretti (2020-07-28). Black Lives Matter and the working-class struggle against genocide. peoplesworld.org As many have pointed out, making Black lives matter is a precursor to making all lives matter. To make all lives matter, we have to address the ways certain lives, particularly those of people of color and working-class people in the United States, have been devalued. Put another way, we can't create a culture and …

Staff (2020-07-28). A Story That Shows The Depth Of Police Corruption And Brutality. therealnews.com Authors Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg wrote "I Got A Monster: The Rise and Fall Of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad," a Baltimore story that is a warning to the nation.

Adam Mo (2020-07-28). Reno: Housing crisis and police brutality. liberationnews.org Despite continued increases in COVID-19 cases, Nevada is now looking to reopen the economy. Casinos have already begun operating again across the state.

pip.hinman (2020-07-28). NSW Police had no real cause to disperse BLM rally. greenleft.org.au

RT (2020-07-28). Tommy Robinson flees UK with family after claims of 'arson' attack on wife's property. rt.com Anti-Islam activist and ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson says he's trying to permanently relocate his family outside of the UK because "they're not safe." It follows an alleged arson attack on his wife's property. | In a video posted on social media on Tuesday, the controversial right-wing activist insisted that he knows who the perpetrators are, and believes that it "wasn't Muslims" but that it may be people linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. | Robinson, 37, claimed that he had a video evidence of the arson attack, saying they upped and left the UK because his wife had "had enough of ev…

RT (2020-07-28). 'A real class act': Nadler ripped as a bully for denying Barr break & bizarre mask outburst at BLM protests hearing. rt.com House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler struggled through Tuesday's hearing with William Barr, being called out by the Attorney General as a "class act" and on social media for preaching about masks while not wearing one. | In the early moments of the hearing, meant to question AG Barr on the deployment of federal officers to intervene in violent protests in Portland, Oregon, Nadler called out several GOP members by name — Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio), Andy Biggs (Arizona), and Mike Johnson (Louisiana) — for removing their masks, saying they were violating the "safety of the members of the committ…

RT (2020-07-28). 'An assault on the US govt': AG Barr says anarchists hijacked 'legitimate protests' to sow chaos & destruction. rt.com US Attorney General Bill Barr said that "violent anarchists" have transformed peaceful anti-police-brutality protests into riots, singling out ongoing demonstrations in Portland as an outright "assault" on the government itself. | The comments came in Barr's "In the wake of George Floyd's death, violent rioters and anarchists h…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-28). Protesters march in Manila against new anti-terror law, pandemic mismanagement. peoplesdispatch.org Across the Philippines, thousands marched on Monday, July 27, in protest against the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and the recently passed anti-terror law. The protest march came hours before Duterte's state of the nation speech. The protests were organized by various social movements, representing the causes of women, farmers, workers and students, along with religious groups, business leaders and academics. | The protests were held despite the pre-emptive arrests by authorities across. According to CNN Philippines, at least 34 people suspected of participating in the protests were arrested early i…

Sarah Lahm (2020-07-28). Midwest Dispatch: A Much-Needed Civil Rights Road Trip. progressive.org From John Lewis to the current Black Lives Matter protesters, history is alive and a constant reminder of the price of freedom.

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Turkey rebuffs US call to release Osman Kavala. yenisafak.com Turkey responded on Tuesday to a US call to release Osman Kavala, saying the judicial process was still ongoing and that Washington's call was not consistent with principles of law.Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a written statement that everybody must respect the judicial process in Turkey led by independent courts, adding that Kavala had been acquitted of charges in February before being re-arrested over accusations on another crime.Aksoy went on to say that the US was using the legal process as an excuse not to extradite Fetullah Gulen, the US-based leader of the Fetullah Terrorist Organi…

sputniknews (2020-07-28). ProPublica's Publication of NYPD Complaint Data Exposes System 'Deeply Riddled With Impunity'. sputniknews.com For the first time, disciplinary records of thousands of New York City Police Department officers have been publicized, revealing that some 4,000 active-duty cops in the 36,000-member force have had at least one substantiated complaint leveled against them. While this alone is shocking, it also raises questions about what authorities are hiding.

Staff (2020-07-28). Jayapal: Barr Called BLM "Terrorists" But Ignored Armed Michigan Protesters. truthout.org In an exchange with Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr revealed that he is

RT (2020-07-27). Wear a mask: Joker spotted jet skiing around NYC amid massive BLM marches (VIDEOS). rt.com Given the theatrical quality to much of the civil unrest across the US lately, it should come as no surprise that a man dressed up as the Joker was spotted jet skiing in New York's East River. | DC Comics stalwart and Batman arch nemesis (not to mention cliche halloween costume for the painfully unoriginal) the Joker was spotted blowing off some steam this weekend, apparently swapping the crime-ridden streets of Gotham City for the… New York is a strange place man. I think I…

2020-07-30: News Headlines

Mark Friedman (2020-07-30). Wilmington Protest Meeting Demands Federal Troops Out of Portland, US Troops Out of Cuba. counterpunch.org A successful meeting and street protest in Wilmington, California, a neighborhood near the LA Harbor, highlighted harbor area efforts for Black Lives Matter and efforts to end the US blockade of Cuba. The meeting held at the Wilmington Machinists Union hall was opened by International Association of Machinists Local 1484 President Kevin Kucera saying "It gives

Steve Beck (2020-07-30). 'Strike for Black Lives' Action Wins Victory for Seattle Transit Workers. zcomm.org County Council votes to fund promised transit raises one day after rally called by Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS) to coincide with Seattle Strike for Black Lives.

Jeff Abbott (2020-07-30). The Other Americans: Salvadoran Military Official on Trial for 1989 Killing of Jesuit Priests. progressive.org The brutality was known by the Reagan and Bush administrations, but they lied to cover up the massacres for their own political gain.

Brandon Soderberg (2020-07-30). Think federal cops in Portland are scary? Cops use 'jump-out boys' all the time. zcomm.org Plainclothes police 'jump-out boys' terrorize American cities. Sometimes they become all-out criminal gangs…

Staff (2020-07-30). In Wake of Recent Victories, Standing Rock Activists Carry On With Renewed Hope. truthout.org "The hardest part about locking down, is deciding to do it," Mark K. Tilsen told Truthout. | It's been almost four years since Tilsen (Oglala Lakota) and Daniel T'seleie (K'asho Got'ine Dene) attached themselves to excavators with handcuffs inside PVC piping in a device called a "Sleeping Dragon" to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock. When cut loose and arrested, Tilsen was cuffed behind his back with zip ties and then lifted up by the cuffs by five cops…

Robert Norse (2020-07-30). Protests Continue Opposing SCPD Harassment of Vehicles. indybay.org Marty Mirabel, aka "Pirate", showed up with a dozen protesters at the County Building Monday (7-27) for a cancelled pre-trial court date. Marty was defending the vehicular home of a friend from 10+ cops two weeks before and charged with multiple felonies for "obstructing", "battery" and such.

Staff (2020-07-29). AG Bill Barr Grilled by House Lawmakers on Protest Crackdown, Voter Suppression & Pandemic Failures. democracynow.org We play highlights from Attorney General William Barr's grilling by the House Judiciary Committee over how he sent militarized federal forces to confront Black Lives Matter protesters, and his opposition to voting by mail, and get response from a close friend of Congressmember John Lewis who is now running for Senate. "In spite of the machinations of Donald Trump and those who do his bidding, including the attorney general, the good news is that we're seeing a multiracial coalition of people pouring out into American streets," responds Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, "saying that we're concerned about the soul of our d…

Jim McMahan (2020-07-29). Seattle protest in solidarity with Portland. workers.org On July 25, 2,000 youthful anti-racists marched here in solidarity with Portland resistance. As in Portland, Ore., federal repressive forces have been sent to Seattle. The march was called by the Youth Liberation Front. Chanting "Black Lives Matter," the demonstrators headed to the site of a new youth jail. Located . . . |

Nick Pemberton (2020-07-29). Black Lives Matter and the Nuclear Family. counterpunch.org "We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work "double shifts" so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work. We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended

Terrea Mitchell (2020-07-29). Sixth annual Sandra Bland #Say Her Name protest in New York City. workers.org A spirited group of about 100 protesters gathered July 13 in Union Square in New York City to demand justice for Black Lives Matter activist Sandra Bland and all Black womxn, girls and femmes. The People's Power Assemblies NYC were the main organizers of the 6th annual Sandra Bland #SayHerName . . . |

Joshua Hanks (2020-07-29). Resistance broadens in Portland. workers.org Thousands of anti-racist, anti-fascist protesters continue to come out night after night into the streets of Portland, Ore., to protest against police brutality, racism and the iron-fisted federal occupation of the city. After two months of continuous protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, the protests swelled . . . |

Betsey Piette (2020-07-29). Unions call for 'Strike for Black Lives'. workers.org On July 20, unions led protests under the general banner "Strike for Black Lives" in over 160 U.S. cities, with tens of thousands participating. The call, initiated by Service Employees (SEIU), was endorsed by over 60 unions and social justice groups. Many of those participating in the protests were essential . . . |

RT (2020-07-29). WATCH: Protesters lay siege to NYPD police commissioner's home after viral van 'kidnapping' incident. rt.com Angry protesters have swarmed the NYPD commissioner's home on West 73rd street in Manhattan, in response to the arrest of a protester who was bundled into an unmarked van on Tuesday. | Furious that one of their own had been arrested in such a way, the protest march, which the 'kidnapped' woman was part of, made its way to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea's home in the early hours of Wednesday morning, as eyewitness video from the scene purports to show. | "This is a raid, Commissioner Shea"

RT (2020-07-29). White BLM activist tells black doctor at center of Covid-19 controversy: 'I'm more black than you on the inside'. rt.com Dr Stella Immanuel has enough skepticism to deal with regarding her controversial medical theories, but in the eyes of at least one Black Lives Matter activist, even her blackness is something to be challenged. | "You're not black on the inside, I'm more black than you on the inside," a masked white man yelled at Immanuel yesterday on the steps the Supreme Court in Washington, where she was part of a group of doctors staging a press conference to promote the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a coronavirus cure. The man added that Immanuel was "betraying Black Lives Matter" and that "there were people during t…

RT (2020-07-29). 'Conquer Our Own Negativity': Terry Crews, called names for BLM criticism, whips up Twitter storm after reclaiming ethnic slur. rt.com Actor Terry Crews has come under fire after tweeting about the need to stay positive, but arranging the words to spell out a racial slur — apparently looking to reclaim the term from opponents angry about his critical view of BLM.

Raul Diego (2020-07-29). New Reports Suggest Libyan Warlord Khalifa Haftar is Working with Mossad. mintpressnews.com Reports of Israeli support for the Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar are nothing new, but as the apartheid state gains ground among Arab nations, the need to hide Mossad's role in the destabilizing of oil-rich Libya may be disappearing.

WSWS (2020-07-29). Six arrested at banned Australian protest against police violence. wsws.org COVID-19 public health orders were used to suppress the demonstration in a blatant attack on democratic rights.

Michael Winship (2020-07-29). "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Picks on Portland to Pick Up Votes. commondreams.org A crowd of about 1,500 protesters gather at the Multnomah County Justice center for a Black Lives Matter march on July 20, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Monday night marked 54 days of protests in the city. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rann Miller (2020-07-29). Trump's Plan to Reopen Schools Puts Black Students at Risk. progressive.org With Black people hit hardest by the pandemic, sending students back to school would be especially dangerous for Black children and their families.

_____ (2020-07-29). Calls For Video Related To John Neville's Death Persist. popularresistance.org Protesters made new demands of Forsyth County elected officials Tuesday, calling for a general increase in transparency from county leaders, and specifically, the release of video pertaining to the death of an inmate at the Forsyth County Detention Center. | "We're fighting for truth, justice, dignity, humanity, economic justice, social justice," said Tony Ndege, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Winston-Salem. "We stand against state violence, but we also stand for social and economic justice." | Demonstrations began in Winston-Salem weeks ago and groups like Black Lives Matter Winston-Salem say they plan to cont…

_____ (2020-07-29). Preparing For A November Surprise. popularresistance.org Nationwide protests against police brutality following George Floyd's murder are the broadest and most persistent in US history. They have laid bare the racism that pervades American society—and demonstrated the willingness of Americans to take to the streets and resist oppression, even in the midst of a pandemic. Americans must continue demanding an end to white supremacy and follow the lead of Black organizers to galvanize a similar flexing of civic muscle to help ensure democratic continuity come November. With elections four months away and the rule of law under steady attack, people power could prove d…

_____ (2020-07-29). Video: NYPD Officers Throwing Protest Leader Into Unmarked Van. popularresistance.org NYPD officers dragged a protest leader into an unmarked minivan van and doused onlookers with pepper spray during an anti-police brutality march in Manhattan on Tuesday night. | The individual, who friends identified as an 18-year-old trans woman named Nicki, was grabbed from the group by plainclothes officers at 25th Street and Second Avenue. Video shows a man in an orange shirt marked "Warrant Squad" helping to push the woman into a silver KIA minivan before driving away. Witnesses said the arrest came as roughly 200 people were leaving a small plaza on 26th Street where they had stopped for a skateboarding eve…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Thirty-three Russians arrested in Belarus. yenisafak.com Thirty-three Russian nationals allegedly linked to the private military company Wagner were arrested in Belarus last night, the country's state news agency Belta said on Wednesday.According to Belta, the law enforcement bodies followed the suspects from the moment of their arrival in Belarus.It said a total of 200 Wagner mercenaries came to the country "to destabilize the situation during the presidential election campaign". The Investigative Committee is probing the detained individuals.Belarus will hold its presidential election on Aug. 9, and earlier, acting President Alexander Lukashenko voiced concern over p…

Staff (2020-07-29). Bill Barr Grilled by House Lawmakers on Protest Crackdown and Voter Suppression. truthout.org We play highlights from Attorney General William Barr's grilling by the House Judiciary Committee over how he sent militarized federal forces to confront Black Lives Matter protesters, and his opposition to voting by mail, and get response from a close friend of Congressmember John Lewis who is now running for Senate. "In spite of the machinations of Donald Trump and those who do his bidding, including the attorney general, the good news is that we're seeing a multiracial coalition of people…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-29). 'The Withdraw Is Conditional': After Oregon Governor Says Federal Agents Are Leaving Portland on Thursday, DHS, White House Say Not Yet. commondreams.org "The federal occupation of our community has brought a new kind of fear to our streets." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-07-28). Majority of Americans Back Black Lives Matter Protests and Think Demonstrations Will Help Racial Justice: Poll. commondreams.org A new Gallup survey shows that 65% of U.S. adults support the protests. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Tim Libretti (2020-07-28). Black Lives Matter and the working-class struggle against genocide. peoplesworld.org As many have pointed out, making Black lives matter is a precursor to making all lives matter. To make all lives matter, we have to address the ways certain lives, particularly those of people of color and working-class people in the United States, have been devalued. Put another way, we can't create a culture and …

Staff (2020-07-28). A Story That Shows The Depth Of Police Corruption And Brutality. therealnews.com Authors Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg wrote "I Got A Monster: The Rise and Fall Of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad," a Baltimore story that is a warning to the nation.

Adam Mo (2020-07-28). Reno: Housing crisis and police brutality. liberationnews.org Despite continued increases in COVID-19 cases, Nevada is now looking to reopen the economy. Casinos have already begun operating again across the state.

pip.hinman (2020-07-28). NSW Police had no real cause to disperse BLM rally. greenleft.org.au

RT (2020-07-28). Tommy Robinson flees UK with family after claims of 'arson' attack on wife's property. rt.com Anti-Islam activist and ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson says he's trying to permanently relocate his family outside of the UK because "they're not safe." It follows an alleged arson attack on his wife's property. | In a video posted on social media on Tuesday, the controversial right-wing activist insisted that he knows who the perpetrators are, and believes that it "wasn't Muslims" but that it may be people linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. | Robinson, 37, claimed that he had a video evidence of the arson attack, saying they upped and left the UK because his wife had "had enough of ev…

RT (2020-07-28). 'A real class act': Nadler ripped as a bully for denying Barr break & bizarre mask outburst at BLM protests hearing. rt.com House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler struggled through Tuesday's hearing with William Barr, being called out by the Attorney General as a "class act" and on social media for preaching about masks while not wearing one. | In the early moments of the hearing, meant to question AG Barr on the deployment of federal officers to intervene in violent protests in Portland, Oregon, Nadler called out several GOP members by name — Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio), Andy Biggs (Arizona), and Mike Johnson (Louisiana) — for removing their masks, saying they were violating the "safety of the members of the committ…

RT (2020-07-28). 'An assault on the US govt': AG Barr says anarchists hijacked 'legitimate protests' to sow chaos & destruction. rt.com US Attorney General Bill Barr said that "violent anarchists" have transformed peaceful anti-police-brutality protests into riots, singling out ongoing demonstrations in Portland as an outright "assault" on the government itself. | The comments came in Barr's "In the wake of George Floyd's death, violent rioters and anarchists h…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-28). Protesters march in Manila against new anti-terror law, pandemic mismanagement. peoplesdispatch.org Across the Philippines, thousands marched on Monday, July 27, in protest against the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and the recently passed anti-terror law. The protest march came hours before Duterte's state of the nation speech. The protests were organized by various social movements, representing the causes of women, farmers, workers and students, along with religious groups, business leaders and academics. | The protests were held despite the pre-emptive arrests by authorities across. According to CNN Philippines, at least 34 people suspected of participating in the protests were arrested early i…

Sarah Lahm (2020-07-28). Midwest Dispatch: A Much-Needed Civil Rights Road Trip. progressive.org From John Lewis to the current Black Lives Matter protesters, history is alive and a constant reminder of the price of freedom.

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Turkey rebuffs US call to release Osman Kavala. yenisafak.com Turkey responded on Tuesday to a US call to release Osman Kavala, saying the judicial process was still ongoing and that Washington's call was not consistent with principles of law.Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a written statement that everybody must respect the judicial process in Turkey led by independent courts, adding that Kavala had been acquitted of charges in February before being re-arrested over accusations on another crime.Aksoy went on to say that the US was using the legal process as an excuse not to extradite Fetullah Gulen, the US-based leader of the Fetullah Terrorist Organi…

sputniknews (2020-07-28). ProPublica's Publication of NYPD Complaint Data Exposes System 'Deeply Riddled With Impunity'. sputniknews.com For the first time, disciplinary records of thousands of New York City Police Department officers have been publicized, revealing that some 4,000 active-duty cops in the 36,000-member force have had at least one substantiated complaint leveled against them. While this alone is shocking, it also raises questions about what authorities are hiding.

Staff (2020-07-28). Jayapal: Barr Called BLM "Terrorists" But Ignored Armed Michigan Protesters. truthout.org In an exchange with Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr revealed that he is

Staff (2020-07-27). Headlines for July 27, 2020. democracynow.org Florida, Texas and California Grapple with Mounting Infections as U.S. Caseload Tops 4.2 Million, Protesters in Puerto Rico Call for Halt to Tourism to Curb Mounting Coronavirus Cases, Judge Denies Trump Request to Delay Deadline for Releasing Immigrant Children, Senate to Unveil New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Cutting Unemployment Benefits, U.K. Reinstates Spain Quarantine; N. Korea Declares Emergency; Cases Mount Across Latin America & Africa, BLM Protesters Face Attacks from Federal Agents, Police, and Other Violence in Cities Across the U.S., John Lewis Crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge for Last Time as Family and S…

Staff (2020-07-27). Seattle & Portland Activists: Protest Federal and City Police Crackdowns & Keep Focus on BLM Agenda. democracynow.org As nationwide protests against systemic racism and police violence stretch into their second month, President Trump has sent a team of federal agents to Seattle, following a controversial deployment of federal forces in Portland, Oregon. "We don't know exactly what the federal officers are doing. What we do know is we are in a situation where local police are welcoming those federal agents into our city," says Seattle community organizer Nikkita Oliver, co-executive director of Creative Justice. We also speak with Pastor E.D. Mondainé, president of the Portland, Oregon, branch of the NAACP.

Shawn Fremstad (2020-07-27). The Black and White Disability Gap Widens With Age. counterpunch.org With the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) happening this weekend as Black Lives Matter protests continue, it's a good time to look at the intersection between race and disability in the United States. The figure below compares disability rates by age, sex, and race for non-Latinx adults. The data in the

Eds. (2020-07-27). Where do we go from here: A fundraiser for Black Lives. mronline.org A recording of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement. Featuring Elizabeth Hinton, Robin D. G. Kelley, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Brandon M. Terry, and Cornel West.

Juan Lopez (2020-07-27). Trump threatens democracy with militarized police as polls suggest he's in trouble. peoplesworld.org By sending federal militarized units in fascist-like fashion into major cities to attack peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstrators, President Donald Trump is assaulting democracy and setting a dangerous precedent less than 100 days before the November elections. Clearly, it is a desperate move to shore up his far-right base and divert public attention away from …

Joel Wendland-Liu (2020-07-27). Trump's fascist political strategy. peoplesworld.org Trump is personally motivated by ego, power, racial hate, and revenge. His ongoing medical issues related to his declining cognitive abilities, his cowering fear during the May #BlackLivesMatter uprising in which he hid in the White House bunker, and his disastrous inability to lead the country through the COVID-19 pandemic and deepening economic crisis have …

Ronda Shelton (2020-07-27). Nashville police flout mask requirement during COVID-19 crisis. liberationnews.org Nashville cops not observing mask wearing regulations, community member fights back.

Nick Pemberton (2020-07-27). Police Are The Real Cancel Culture. counterpunch.org You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution. —Fred Hampton As much as academics, celebrities, friends or anti-capitalists may fret about being deplatformed in various ways — what about activists and unhoused people deplatformed of their presence and existence by curfews and cops' repression? —Tranquil Enes "getting canceled is what happend to

David Bacon (2020-07-27). San Quentin vigil says incarceration has become a death sentence. peoplesworld.org On Sunday, July 19, about a hundred people gathered at the gate of San Quentin State Prison in San Rafael, to call for the release of prisoners because of the terrifying spread of COVID-19 inside the facility. On May 30th the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation transferred 121 prisoners from the California Institution for …

RT (2020-07-27). Wear a mask: Joker spotted jet skiing around NYC amid massive BLM marches (VIDEOS). rt.com Given the theatrical quality to much of the civil unrest across the US lately, it should come as no surprise that a man dressed up as the Joker was spotted jet skiing in New York's East River. | DC Comics stalwart and Batman arch nemesis (not to mention cliche halloween costume for the painfully unoriginal) the Joker was spotted blowing off some steam this weekend, apparently swapping the crime-ridden streets of Gotham City for the… New York is a strange place man. I think I…

RT (2020-07-27). US police are wearing imaginary CGI armor to appease Putin, suggests acclaimed Russiagate huckster. rt.com Commentary on Donald Trump's decision to send federal police to riot-stricken cities has taken a creative turn: according to a celebrated Russiagate disciple, Putin has "ordered" US cops to wear cyberpunk armor that doesn't exist. | Cheri Jacobus, a popular #NeverTrump Twitter pundit and Russian collusion peddler, has joined the growing chorus of outrage over the use of federal law enforcement to help maintain order in Portland, Oregon, which has seen two months of increasingly violent demonstrations. | While most critics have focused on allegations that federal officers are too militarized and use excessive f…

RT (2020-07-27). Portland sex worker who stripped in front of cops as 'Naked Athena' says her nakedness was 'POLITICAL'. rt.com The woman dubbed 'Naked Athena' is a sex worker, and her famous confrontation with Portland police, in nothing but a cap and a face mask, happened because she felt offended by the way they stood, she has revealed in an interview.

RT (2020-07-27). Russian reporter whose arm was broken by cop at St Petersburg polling station fined $35 for disobedience. rt.com A Russian reporter has been fined for not following the instruction of a police officer who broke his arm at a polling station, during last month's vote on far-reaching amendments to Russia's constitution. | David Frenkel, a correspondent for the alternative media outlet Mediazona, was fined 2,500 rubles ($35) by Saint Petersburg's Dzerzhinsky District Court, for a combination of interfering with the work of the election commission and for not obeying the command of a law enforcement officer. | On June 30, Frenkel was restrained by a policeman and an election observer during the country's plebiscite on propose…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-27). Kashmir University student arrested under draconian act. peoplesdispatch.org Aqib Mushtaq was arrested under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on Friday. His family says he is being persecuted for raising questions regarding alleged irregularities in his university…

teleSUR (2020-07-27). US: Police and Anti-Racism Demonstrators Clash in Seattle. telesurenglish.net Forty-five people Sunday were arrested after violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement officers at anti-racists demonstrations in Seattle. | RELATED: | "The police made 45 arrests in connection with a riot in the East Precinct. Twenty-one officers sustained injuries after being struck by bricks, rocks mortars, and other explosives," the Seattle Police Department (SPD) stated. | Thousands of citizens mar…

WSWS (2020-07-27). Ohio House Speaker arrested for running a $60 million bribery scheme. wsws.org The FBI arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder for alleged corrupt connections involving the electric company FirstEnergy Corporation.

George Lakey (2020-07-27). Understanding Trump's game plan in Portland. zcomm.org Because the overwhelming majority of Portlanders have been demonstrating for Black Lives Matter in nonviolent ways, elected officials are mobilizing against Trump's intervention. If the majority had been violent, Trump's intervention would be welcomed by the center…

Fight Back (2020-07-27). Bloomington confronts 'Back the Blue' rally and marches for Black lives. fightbacknews.org Bloomington, MN – Over 500 people rallied at Kennedy High School and then marched to Bloomington City Hall, July 25, to confront a 'blue lives matter' demonstration. | The newly-formed Bloomington Antiracist Coalition (BARC), a group of Bloomington high school students and graduates, worked with other community and Black lives matter organizers to plan the Bloomington March for Justice. Their demands were justice for Black lives, an end to police 'unaccountability,' to stand in solidarity with Muslims, demand anti-racist changes to the Bloomington Public Schools, and to call for Isak Aden's case to be reopened. I…

sputniknews (2020-07-27). Meet Eddy, 'War Correspondent' for High School Newspaper in US City of Portland. sputniknews.com PORTLAND (Sputnik) – The youngest journalist covering the protests in Portland writes for a high school newspaper. Press badges, slight build, and being 17 years of age has proven insufficient to protect Eddy Binford-Ross from police brutality. Yet, almost every night she ventures back to report from the frontline.

Staff (2020-07-27). If We Don't Want Armed Feds Occupying Our Cities, We Must Hit the Streets. truthout.org On July 25, Day 58 of the continuous Portland, Oregon, Black Lives Matter protests, thousands of protesters swarmed the Justice Center located in the city's downtown area. This was a crushing number of people, and they were joined by solidarity marches in other cities. Protesters pushed up against a fence that was raised around the federal buildings and anchored in cement blocks in an attempt to stop demonstrators from getting into the building as they had during previous nights. The vast majority…

July Brings Protests (2020-07-27). Los Gatos BLM Demonstrators Shut Down Hwy 17/Face-off with Maga Hatters. indybay.org On July 20, approximately 200 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered near the tony town's farmers market, marched through the small downtown area, then shut down Highway 17 for over an hour. But first, they encountered a small group of racist Trump supporters, seemingly emboldened by the presence of cops nearby.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-07-27). Oakland March In Solidarity With Portland. indybay.org Close to a thousand in Oakland protest for BLM and against hostile Federal occupation of cities.