Daily Archives: November 1, 2020

2020-11-01: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-11-01). The Covid-19 Numbers Game: The "Second Wave" is Based on Fake Statistics. globalresearch.ca "Red zones", travel bans, quarantines, "red lists". A "Second Wave". Millions of people are lining up for Covid-19 testing. The "Numbers Game". How statistics and "estimates" are used by politicians to justify the closure of the national economy and the derogation of fundamental civil rights.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-11-01). Operation Gedeon: US Officials Allegedly Encouraged Coup Plot. venezuelanalysis.com Former Green Beret Jordan Goudreau filed a lawsuit which shed more light into the botched paramilitary invasion.

Teaneck International Film Festival (2020-11-01). Saturday 11/14: "Good Trouble": Virtual Screening of Documentary on Civil Rights Icon, Rep. John Lewis. indybay.org Online/virtual screening…

NAACP (2020-11-01). Tuesday 11/3: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage (Day 1). indybay.org Onlive via livestream…

NAACP (2020-11-01). Wednesday 11/4: NAACP Election 2020 Special Coverage Town Hall (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual Town Hall…

John Malkin (2020-11-01). Visualizing Abolition – An Interview with Gina Dent. indybay.org Interview with Gina Dent, UCSC associate professor of Feminist Studies, on police and prison abolition.

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 . . . |

Gabriel Arkles (2020-10-31). Don't Let the Supreme Court Open the Door to More Discrimination Against LGBTQ People. commondreams.org LGBTQ people already get turned away from food banks, shelters and more. The high court's decision in Fulton could make things worse. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/lgbtq-discrimination-workplace-scotus.jpg

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…

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). Kentucky Police Training Slideshow Quoted Hitler. popularresistance.org A training slideshow used by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) — the second largest police force in the state — urges cadets to be "ruthless killer[s]" and quotes Adolf Hitler advocating violence. | The slideshow was included in KSP documents obtained via an open records request by local attorney David Ward of Adams Landenwich Walton during the discovery phase of a lawsuit. Ward requested KSP materials used to train a detective who shot and killed a man in Harlan County, and Ward shared the presentation with Manual RedEye.

_____ (2020-10-31). Peace Organizations Win Fight For Records On Explosives At Naval Base. popularresistance.org Washington – On August 31, 2020, Judge Ronald B. Leighton ordered the release of eleven records that the Navy had provided to Plaintiffs in 2012 in the course of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lawsuit that were sealed later in 2012 in a secret court hearing. Judge Leighton also lifted a gag order imposed upon Plaintiffs over seven years ago. | Following the ruling by Judge Leighton, on October 23, 2020, Judge Thomas S. Zilly in the U.S. District Court in Tacoma ordered the Navy to pay legal fees incurred by two peace…

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 …

Manar Waheed (2020-10-30). Moving Forward: Muslims Belong Here. aclu.org Four years ago, an election altered the reality of Muslims in America and all over the globe. As president, Donald Trump made real his promise to

Sarah Aziza (2020-10-30). For Persian Gulf Migrant Workers, the Pandemic Has Amplified Systemic Discrimination. thenation.com For Persian Gulf Migrant Workers, the Pandemic Has Amplified Systemic Discrimination…

Joe Piette (2020-10-30). Support Pennsylvania prisoners on hunger strike for human rights. workers.org Incarcerated people in many U.S. states have been held in small prison cells for up to 23 hours a day since March 2020, ostensibly because of the threat of COVID-19. Imprisoned workers have filed many grievances over the increasingly unbearable conditions, which are nothing less than torture with no end . . . |

Staff (2020-10-30). Bankers stole millions. He defied a cop. Guess who went to jail? therealnews.com The settlement between Goldman Sachs for stealing hundreds of millions compared to the treatment of Blind Justice an activist for the disabled who refused to provide ID to a cop illustrates the vast gap between justice for the rich and everyone else.

Judy Greenspan (2020-10-30). Self-defense is a right! California protest hits domestic violence. workers.org Bakersfield, Calif. Oct. 23 — The chant of "Self-defense is not a crime! Free our sisters doing time!" rang out at the Kern County Superior Court Building today in support of two women who defended themselves and their families against abusive partners. The domestic violence survivors, formerly incarcerated people, prison . . . |

Eesha Pandit (2020-10-30). The Many Abuses at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. thenation.com The Many Abuses at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia…

Staff (2020-10-30). WH Chief of Staff Allegedly Gave Taxpayer Funds to Wife's Friend's Campaign. truthout.org White House chief of staff Mark Meadows appears to have tapped into federal resources to help a friend of his wife's raise money for her campaign to fill his congressional seat, government records show. | The revelation sharpens questions that election law experts raised in Salon's previous report on Meadows' possible use of tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal expenses after announcing he would not seek re-election, a crime that earned prison time for former Rep. Duncan H…

commondreams (2020-10-30). National Black Civil Rights Groups to Gather Ahead of Expected Push to Vote on Election Day 2020. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Pip Hinman (2020-10-30). Nathan Reynolds' coronial inquiry hears evidence of systemic neglect, cruelty. greenleft.org.au The coronial inquest into the death of Dunghutti man Nathan Reynolds has heard a litany of evidence of gross medical neglect and prison indifference, reports Rachel Evans.

Sandra Park (2020-10-30). The Dangers of Expanding What Can Be Patented In the Age of COVID-19. aclu.org As the COVID-19 crisis takes its devastating toll, the need for scientific collaboration is self-evident. After the first outbreaks, scientists in China

Steve Champion (2020-10-29). My San Quentin Death Row Coronavirus Experience. counterpunch.org In late January 2020, President Donald Trump was fully aware of the potential danger and present threat of Coronavirus, even as it would take the WHO until March 11 to declare a pandemic. In that same month, San Quentin prisoners received an administrative notification that one of the guards tested positive. At the time, I was not overly concerned because I was healthy and in good shape, but of course viruses, pathogens with the sole aim of wreaking havoc on healthy cells, don't care about that.

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 . . . |

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..

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-29). Federal Court Ruling in Rhode Island Suit Targeting Polluters Called 'More Evidence of the Momentum Behind Climate Accountability Cases'. commondreams.org The appeals court decision dealt a blow to the fossil fuel giants named as defendants in the Ocean State's historic climate liability lawsuit. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-981471031_0.jpg

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

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-29). Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul relaunches hunger strike. peoplesdispatch.org Loujain al-Hathloul, who has been in prison since may 2018, launched a hunger strike against prison officials' decision to deny her regular contact with her family. She had undertaken a similar strike in September…

WSWS (2020-10-28). The WSWS and the fight to free political prisoners. wsws.org The remarks below were given by Oscar Grenfell, a member of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) national committee.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-28). Evo Morales will return to Bolivia on November 9. peoplesdispatch.org On Monday, a Bolivian judge annulled the arrest warrant that had been issued against former president Evo Morales for alleged crimes of sedition and terrorism, clearing the way for him to return to his country without facing the risk of detention…

_____ (2020-10-28). The Last Smash And Grab At The Federal Communications Commission. popularresistance.org When the Department of Justice successfully broke up the AT&T monopoly into regional companies, it needed Congress to pass a law to open up the regional companies (known as Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers or ILECs) to competition. To do that, the Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that established bedrock competition law and reaffirmed non-discrimination policies that net neutrality is based on. The law Congress created a new industry that would interoperate with the ILECs.