All News Articles for 2020-11-02

Monday, November 2, 2020
Voting place here sign Civil Rights Group Bashes 'Highly Politicized' Trump DOJ Election Monitoring Plan
"This plan appears to be nothing but a thinly-veiled effort to deploy federal government personnel to communities in so-called 'battleground states.'"
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Motorists queue at a drive-through voting station in Harris County, Texas on October 7, 2020. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images) 'Huge Victory for Texas Voters': Federal Judge Rules in Favor of 127,000 Drive-Thru Ballots
"This is what democracy looks like," said one ACLU lawyer. "Our justice system did its duty today to ensure voting rights are protected and our democracy remains intact."
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Somali Americans cast their early votes at the Lansing City Clerk's office on November 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. In 2016 U.S. President Donald Trump narrowly won Michigan, which is now a main battleground state. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) ACLU's Closing Argument: 'Everyone Should Be Able to Vote, and Everyone’s Vote Should Be Counted'
The national civil liberties group says that it "is at the ready to act swiftly and use all of the tools and resources at our disposal to protect the vote."
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Shell Oil Asked What People Are Willing to Do to Reduce Emissions. 'I'm Willing to Hold You Accountable,' Said Ocasio-Cortez
"They're showing you RIGHT HERE how the suggestion that individual choices—not systems—are a main driver of climate change is a fossil fuel talking point."
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Members of the Oath Keepers, a right-wing paramilitary group, traveled to Louisville, Kentucky on September 24, 2020, where they clashed with demonstrators protesting the lack of criminal charges in the police killing of Breonna Taylor. (Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images) Warning 'Wannabe Fascists,' Philly DA Says People Dressing 'Up Like G.I. Joe' to Intimidate Voters Will Be Prosecuted
"If you want to dress up like a G.I. Joe and claim you are protecting the polls when we all know what you're really doing is intimidating voters, you're getting locked up," said Larry Krasner.
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Members of a far-right paramilitary group in downtown Stone Mountain, Georgia on August 15, 2020. Citing Potential for Election-Related Violence, Australia and New Zealand Update Warnings Against Travel to US
"Take precautions to keep safe during the election season."
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'Our Agenda Is on the Ballot': On Election Eve, Sanders Joins Other Progressive Leaders for Final Get Out the Vote Rally
"Our progressive values are on the ballot—and the progress we're fighting for isn't possible under a Trump presidency."
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Members of the Proud Boys militia, a sometimes violent group that support President Donald Trump, rally in Portland, Oregon on September 26, 2020. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) Warning of 'Dark Days Ahead,' Historians of Fascism Stress 'It Is Not Too Late' to Avoid Descent Into Authoritarianism
"We believe that unless we take immediate action, democracy as we know it will continue in its frightening regression, irrespective of who wins the American presidency," the scholars warned.
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'We Plan to Stay Relentless': After Pepper-Spray Attack by Police, NC Poll Marchers Vow Return on Election Day
"This constitutes interference with our most fundamental civil rights—the right to protest and the right to vote."
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The White House is seen on June 5, 2020 through several layers of security fencing and barricades that were erected amid demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in late May. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Turning White House Into a 'Fortress'? Federal Agents to Install 'Non-Scalable' Fence Just Before Election Day
"Does this feel like preparation for a peaceful transfer of power?"
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A federal officer tells the crowd to move while dispersing a protest in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 21, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Warning Against Trump 'Coup' Attempt, 15,000+ Sign Petition Urging US Military Leaders to Refuse Any Order to Interfere in Election
"The public very much needs media outlets and prominent officials, including the Secretary of Defense, to state clearly that the president's use of the military to interfere in the election will not be tolerated."
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Journalist Robert Fisk during the 2010 Al Jazeera Forum. (Photo: Mohamed Nanbhay/WikiMedia Commons) 'Greatest Journalist of His Generation': Robert Fisk, Veteran War Reporter and Fierce Critic of US Imperialism, Dead at 74
The managing editor at The Independent— where Fisk worked for 30 years —called him "fearless, uncompromising, determined, and utterly committed to uncovering the truth and reality at all costs."
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'Quite a Closing Message': As Covid-19 Soars, Trump Threatens to Fire Fauci After Election Over
" Trump is telling Americans that he has given up on protecting them from the virus. And that that's what they can expect in a second term."
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Amnesty Slams Trump for 'Condoning Violence and Intimidation' as President Praises Texas Mob for Harassing Biden Campaign Bus
"This aggressive, abusive conduct by his supporters results from Trump continuing to incite acts of intimidation and violence."
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Cars approach a mail-in ballot drop off location on October 13, 2020 in Austin, Texas. 'Attempted Judicial Coup in Progress': Alarms Sound as Texas Republicans Ask Federal Judge to Toss Nearly 130,000 Ballots
"This lawsuit is another desperate and ludicrous attempt by extremists to block the will of the people and disrupt democracy."
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'Nobody Should Fall For It': Sanders Condemns Trump's Reported Plan to Falsely Declare Victory on Election Night
"We will not allow that to happen. Every vote must and will be counted."
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