All News Articles for 2020-08-27

Thursday, August 27, 2020
'Wild and Timely' Report Details Infiltration of Far-Right Militias and White Supremacist Groups in US Police Departments
The study comes amid unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the latest high-profile police shooting of a Black man and the shooting deaths of two protesters by an alleged far-right militia member.
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Kenosha Sheriff David Beth (r) speaks at a news conference on August 26, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In addition to Beth, the ACLU is also calling for immediate resignation of Kenosha, Wisconsin chief of police Daniel Miskinis (l). (Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images) ACLU Demands Immediate Resignation of Kenosha Police Chief, Sheriff, and Mayor
The actions of the city's top law enforcement officials, said the group, "uphold and defend white supremacy, while demonizing people who were murdered for exercising their first amendment rights and speaking out against police violence."
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US Vice President and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during a meeting at the latter's office in Jerusalem, Israel on March 9, 2016 (Photo: Debbie Hill/AFG/Getty Images) Citing 'Unbreakable Commitment,' Harris Vows Biden Would Never Place Conditions on US Military Aid to Israel
"Unconditional military aid to Israel," one critic wryly noted, "puts Biden/Harris far to the right of notorious peacenik George H.W. Bush."
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House Democrats Call for Special Counsel Probe Into Blatant Violations of Hatch Act by Top Trump Officials at RNC
"Through their actions, these officials mixed official government business with political activities as part of one of the largest political campaign events of the year."
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WATCH LIVE: The 'Lies of Donald Trump Are Too Much' Press Conference Counters RNC's Flood of Falsehoods
"We can't be silent. Join us."
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As Hurricane Laura Batters Louisiana, Massive Chemical Leak Spews Toxic Smoke Near Lake Charles
"We knew this would happen. Lake Charles and Cameron Parish are petrochemical industry epicenters. The plants, export terminals, refineries, oil tank farms are ticking time bombs every hurricane season."
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New reporting by the New York Times that border officials suggested using a "microwave weapon" to deter migrants prompted fierce outrage Wednesday. 'Unconscionable, But Unsurprising': Trump Border Officials Proposed 'Heat Ray' Weapon to Deter Migrants
"Maximum cruelty and maximum harm: That is how this administration operates. It is their policy and their platform," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
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'Strike Is Our Tactic. Solidarity Is Our Power': NBA, WNBA Players Ignite Work Stoppage to Protest Police Violence
"Despite the overwhelming plea for change, there has been no action, so our focus today cannot be on basketball," said the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois, one day following his alleged killing of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisc. (Photo: Andalou/Getty) Outrage Grows Over Police Treatment of Alleged Kenosha Killer Kyle Rittenhouse Compared to Shooting Victim Jacob Blake
In the streets and on social media, anger and questions about systemic racism and white privilege abound in the wake of Kenosha shootings.
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British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will supply the European Union with up to 400 doses of a still-in-development Covid-19 vaccine, officials announced in August. (Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images) As AstraZeneca Signs Deal With EU, Critics Warn Big Pharma Push for Covid Vaccine Liability Protections a 'Dangerous Precedent'
"Governments need to resist pharma pressure and be transparent."
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Protesters stand near an intersection not far from the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex to protest where death row inmate Wesley Ira Purkey was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection. (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Adding to 2020 Death Toll in US, Trump Has Overseen More Federal Executions This Year Than in Previous 56 Years Combined
"This raw abuse of federal power to end human life comes at a time when most of the nation is moving away from capital punishment," said Cassandra Stubbs, director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project.
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President Donald Trump speaks with Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Robert Redfield during a Covid-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) 'We Need Answers Now,' Says Warren After Explosive Reports Indicate Top Trump Officials Ordered Changes to CDC Covid-19 Guidelines
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who was in surgery and under general anesthesia when the changes were discussed, warned the new guidance "will give people the incorrect assumption that asymptomatic spread is not of great concern."
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Top Democrat Demands Postmaster General DeJoy Turn Over All 'Secret Communications With the Trump Campaign'
"The Postal Service should be independent and removed from politics. Engaging in undisclosed contacts with Trump campaign officials directly undermines these goals."
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Pence Slammed for Offering 'Prayers' While Dismissing Climate Action at RNC as Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast
"Denial is not a plan. Thoughts and prayers are not a solution. We must take action now to stave off even more devastation."
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