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2020-10-30: News Headlines

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,"

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.

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."

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…

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 . . . |

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.

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.

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

_____ (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..

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…

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…

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 …

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 …

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…

Leonardo Flores (2020-10-28). Healthcare, Police Brutality, Racism to Shape the Latinx Vote. telesurenglish.net This year, 32 million people of Latin American descent are eligible to vote, representing 13 percent of the electorate and surpassing the number of Black voters for the first time. That represents just over half of the 60 million Latinx people in the United States. | RELATED: | In 2016, voter turnout in the Latinx community was less than 50 percent; Clinton won the vote by 66 to 28 percent. | Nationally, Latinx voters a…

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

Ralph Nader (2020-10-27). Don't Rush to Declare Victory: Implementing a Two-Week Grace Period After November 3rd So All Voters Can Be Counted. commondreams.org With such large stakes for our fragile democracy, we cannot afford to bypass such a course of action that will assure a peaceful transition in accord with the rule of law. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-10-27). "Movements Are Not Just About Protests": BLM Co-Founder Alicia Garza on How to Build & Wield Power. democracynow.org In her new book, "The Purpose of Power," Black Lives Matter co-creator Alicia Garza lays out how people can build power and effect change. "Movements are not just about protests," she says. "Movements are absolutely about how we get more power into the hands of more people."

Global Research News (2020-10-27). Selected Articles: Mass Rebellion in Nigeria, State Repression and Police Brutality. globalresearch.ca By CDC (Center for Disease Control) scientists made some COVID admissions that totally destroy the official COVID narrative in a study published in …

Robert Fantina (2020-10-27). The June 2018 Arrest in Germany of Iranian Diplomat Assadollah Assadi. Violation of International Law? globalresearch.ca In June of 2018, Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi was arrested in Germany on his way back to Vienna. He has been accused of involvement in a plot to bomb a rally of supporters of the People's Mojahedin Organization (MEK), a …

_____ (2020-10-27). FBI Charges Boogaloo Adherent With Shooting Police Precinct. popularresistance.org On Friday the US Department of Justice released a federal criminal complaint against Ivan H. Hunter, 26, of Boerne, Texas, charging him with participating in a riot for his alleged role during protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota following the police murder of George Floyd on May 25. Hunter was arrested in Houston, Texas. | The allegations against Hunter are only the latest in over a dozen instances so far this year of violence by adherents of the far-right boogaloo movement—known as boogaloo bois or boys—that have resulted in either criminal charges, arson, or death.