Monthly Archives: October 2020

2020-10-31: News Headlines

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2020-10-31). Waukegan, Ill.: Black Lives Matter protests continue. workers.org Black Lives Matter protests are continuing in Waukegan, Ill., after police shot an unarmed young Black couple on Oct. 20. Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed. His partner, Tafara Williams, 20, was seriously injured. Waukegan is 15 miles from Kenosha, Wis., where police shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times . . . |

Andrew Emett (2020-10-31). City Councilman charged with assault and impersonating an officer. nationofchange.org Warren City Councilman Eddie Kabacinski chased down a young woman after she placed three Black Lives Matter stickers on Trump-Pence signs posted along the road.

_____ (2020-10-31). Biden And Trump Agree Far More Than They Disagree. popularresistance.org With the U.S. presidential elections slated for next Tuesday November 3rd, unprecedented numbers of voters have already cast their ballot. Despite a polarized electorate deeply divided on issues from police brutality to COVID-19, for many voters commited to preventing four more years of Trump, the two major candidates prove far more similar than presented in mainstream media. | To shed light on some of these dyanmics in this crucial election for the hemisphere, we spoke with Adrienne Pine, professor of medical anthropology at American University, member of the Embassy Protection Collective, and author of the rece…

Tim Schermerhorn (2020-10-31). The Movement for Black Lives and Labor's Revival. zcomm.org It's a huge fight. But it always has been. The Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 give labor activists the opportunity to revive that tradition…

Phoebe Sorgen (2020-10-31). Berkeley Cops Arrest Protestor, Squelch 5G Opposition at AT&T's Bidding. indybay.org After holding educational forums, protesting, and lobbying for three years for stronger local telecom laws, Berkeleyans are engaging in non-violent direct action to stop 4th and 5th Generation cell antennas that are being rolled out throughout Berkeley. An all-night vigil near Berkeley Natural Grocery began at 12: 30 AM on October 28, but antennas were installed later that day on the corner of Nielsen as well as at Monterey Market.

Virginia Rodino (2020-10-30). Why I'm Voting Green in 2020. globalresearch.ca Author's note: Kevin and I worked on this article together right before his untimely passing on September 6. I met Kevin during Ralph Nader's 2004 presidential campaign. Throughout the years since, I appreciated seeing his anti-imperialist and eco-socialist arguments strengthen …

Staff (2020-10-30). Kentucky lawmaker, co-author of 'Breonna's Law,' talks about her arrest after protest. therealnews.com In Louisville on the night of Sept. 24, while walking to a Unitarian church for sanctuary and safety, prior to the city-wide curfew and after a day of protests following Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's decision to not charge any police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor, Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott was arrested and charged with felony rioting. Scott narrated the terrifying scene leading to her arrest on her "They want to kill us, I want you all to know they want to kill us,"

MEE staff (2020-10-30). Suspect in Nice attack was arrested in Tunisia in 2016 for using knife: Official. middleeasteye.net Suspect in Nice attack was arrested in Tunisia in 2016 for using knife: Official | Meanwhile, French interior minister says more attacks likely as 'war on Islamist extremism' underway | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 11: 12 | From left, French Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, French President Emmanuel Macron and Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi visit the scene of a knife attack at…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-10-30). 'Truly Sociopathic Behavior': After Mother Beaten by Philly Cops, Fraternal Order of Police Use Photo of Terrified Toddler as Propaganda. commondreams.org The conduct of Philadelphia police officers and their national union on Thursday amounted to what one journalist called "an extraordinary mix of police violence and disinformation," after it was revealed that officers beat a young mother and then used her toddler's image in pro-police propaganda. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-10-30). Demonstrations against police violence continue in Washington D.C., federal agents target Philadelphia teacher for protesting. wsws.org Protesters in D.C. were doused with pepper spray and fired upon with "less-lethal" ammunition, while a Philadelphia social studies teacher was arrested by federal agents for his alleged role in George Floyd protests over the summer.

WSWS (2020-10-30). Nigeria: Live ammunition fired at anti-police brutality protesters. wsws.org A Lagos-based soldier, speaking anonymously to Reuters, said soldiers from the army 81st Division's 65th Battalion, based at Bonny Camp, had fired on unarmed civilians at the toll gate.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-30). VIDEO: US police treats a black man brutality. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 30 (MNA) — Police forces in the United States treated a detained black man brutally and in an inhumane manner.

Staff (2020-10-30). Mass Protest Is Coming and the Cops Are on Trump's Side. truthout.org What will protest look like during a fascist power grab? Kelly Hayes talks with Shane Burley, author of Fascism Today: What It is and How to End It, about what protesters will be up against in the coming days and what it will take to win. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Movement Memos," a Truthout podcast about things you should know, if you want to change the world. I'm your host, Kelly Hayes.

Workers World Philadelphia bureau (2020-10-29). Free Ant Smith! Drop the charges now! Defend the Philly rebellion! workers.org Ant Smith leading chants in Philadelphia at the Oct. 3rd "Fists Up! Fight Back! Rally & Teach In" in honor of Breonna Taylor and in solidarity with Louisville and all communities mobilizing in defense of Black lives. Workers World Party strongly condemns the outrageous arrest of Anthony "Ant" Smith, a . . . |

MEE and agencies (2020-10-29). Saudi Arabia: Man arrested after attacking French consulate guard 'with sharp tool'. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia: Man arrested after attacking French consulate guard 'with sharp tool' | The attack in Jeddah comes as tensions rise in the aftermath of French President Macron's comments defending the right to publish satirical images of Prophet Muhammad | Thu, 10/29/2020 – 11: 13 | Saudi Arabia on Tuesday condemned cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad (AFP/file photo) | A Saudi citizen w…

Justin Podur (2020-10-29). Policing the poor and minorities as counter-insurgency. mronline.org Here are seven counterinsurgency features of policing and the inequities in the criminal justice system.

Liberation Staff (2020-10-29). Presidential candidate Gloria La Riva: Justice for Walter Wallace Jr.! liberationnews.org We stand with the people of Philadelphia and people all across the country who have taken to the streets to protest this outrage.

Alicia Garza (2020-10-29). Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza on GOP's Supreme Court Power Grab. zcomm.org The rushed confirmation shows that the Supreme Court "is not a neutral body — it is incredibly political."

_____ (2020-10-29). FBI Raids Home Of Activist, Teacher Anthony Smith, Arrests Him. popularresistance.org An activist and West Philadelphia teacher is facing federal charges related to rioting surrounding the George Floyd protests in Philadelphia this past June. Eyewitness News has learned that Anthony Smith, of West Philadelphia, has been arrested and faces multiple federal charges related to the civil unrest. | Law enforcement sources confirmed Smith's arrest, along with the community group he represents, Philly for Real Justice. | "Early Wednesday morning Federal agents raided the West Philadelphia home of Anthony Smith, an outspoken community activist and a leader in the movement for Black lives in Philadelphia..

Sit. Walk. Listen (2020-10-29). Sunday 11/1: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco…

John Stanton (2020-10-28). Liquid Capitalism: Everyone Drinks It, Swims in It, Drowns in It. globalresearch.ca The most radical socialists, Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters (Black, White, Latino or Asian), liberal and conservative zealots, diversity and equity gurus, pacifists, denizens of corporates and non-profits, rappers, rockers and country western musicians, Bernie Sanders, racists and White guilt …

Staff (2020-10-28). Breonna Taylor Grand Jurors Say Police Actions Were "Criminal"; Never Given Chance to Indict Cops. democracynow.org Two members of a Kentucky grand jury convened after the Louisville police killing of Breonna Taylor have spoken on camera for the first time, calling the actions of the Louisville officers responsible for Taylor's death "criminal" and saying the state's Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron never gave them the option to consider murder or manslaughter charges against the police officers involved. "From the very beginning, we have seen a campaign of prevarication, of dishonesty, of outright neglect of any semblance of justice for Breonna Taylor or for her family," responds Marc Lamont Hill, professor of media…

Staff (2020-10-28). Care Not Cops: Marc Lamont Hill Makes Case for Abolition After Philadelphia Police Kill Walter Wallace Jr. democracynow.org Protesters in Philadelphia mark a second night of calling for the abolition of police after two Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man, while he was having a mental health crisis. The shooting reflects decades of defunding of social services, including for mental health, while police departments have continued to grow, says author and activist Marc Lamont Hill, who argues, "If all you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail." Lamont Hill is professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University and author of "We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, P…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-10-28). Across America, Police Brutality and Racist Violence Intensifies Leading Up to Contested Elections. globalresearch.ca As millions of people in the United States cast early ballots for the upcoming presidential and Congressional elections, tensions are escalating over the future of racial politics inside the country. | On October 26, the police killing of an African American …

Charles Stevenson (2020-10-28). Switzerland's Failing Democracy. counterpunch.org Last September, the Bundesplatz in Bern, over which sit the Swiss federal executive and legislative bodies, played host to the largest acts of peaceful civil disobedience in the country's history. Several hundred environmental activists were arrested after calling on the government to take the necessary action for Switzerland to fulfill its pledges in respect to

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-28). Israeli security forces arrest Palestinian journalist in night raid. peoplesdispatch.org In the latest assault on Palestinian journalists, Israeli security forces on Tuesday, October 27, arrested Palestinian journalist-filmmaker Abdelrahman al-Thaher from his home in the occupied West Bank. According to al-Thaher's wife, Rasha al-Sayeh, the Israeli forces conducted a search for him at 2 AM in their neighborhood. They searched their house and went through the journalist's personal belongings. The Israeli soldiers finally arrested him without providing any reason or cause. | Al-Thaher had reportedly also been arrested by the Palestinian preventive security agency in August this year while he was leavin…