(2021-09-03). Protest vs. cop killing in Chicago suburb met with heavy police repression. liberationnews.org The attacks on protesters show that Dolton officials, backed up by Illinois State Police, are willing to violate supposedly guaranteed rights under the 1st Amendment to protect killer cops.
(2021-09-03). A Plea for Help from New Orleans: Curfew & Cops Are Not Aid for the Poor After Ida, Says Malik Rahim. democracynow.org As the death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in the northeastern United States climbs to 46, President Biden is visiting New Orleans, which is under curfew enforced by police and the National Guard as most of the city remains in the dark amid sweltering temperatures. "This is truly déjà vu," says Malik Rahim, who joins us by phone from the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans, where he co-founded the mutual aid group Common Ground Collective after Hurricane Katrina. "This hurricane happened when it was the worst time in America to be poor."
(2021-09-02). Headlines for September 2, 2021. democracynow.org Supreme Court Refuses to Halt Texas Anti-Abortion Law While Legal Challenges Proceed, Hurricane Ida's Remnants Bring Tornadoes, Flooding and Record Rainfall to Northeast, Gulf Coast Faces Shortages of Food, Water and Energy Days After Hurricane Ida's Landfall, U.N. Says Fivefold Increase in Extreme Weather Events Caused Over 2 Million Deaths Since 1970, Taliban Parade U.S.-Made Military Hardware as Refugees Gather at Afghanistan's Borders, New York Extends Eviction Moratorium Halted by U.S. Supreme Court, Texas School District Cancels Classes After 2 Teachers Die of COVID-19, Colorado Grand Jury Indicts 3 Cops, 2…
(2021-09-02). Water Protectors Document Escalating Police Brutality in Minnesota. indybay.org In August police escalated to torture. On August 11 water protectors shut down two different worksites. Police approached them on the site and when the water protectors refused to leave police began to use a torture tactic they refer to as "pain compliance."
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