Bloglikes - Politics https://www.bloglikes.com/c/politics en-US Fri, 05 Jun 2020 03:40:35 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter 11 things on my mind about the anti-police-violence and anti-racism protests http://www.wmtc.ca/2020/06/11-things-on-my-mind-about-anti-police.html What percentage of protesters are violent? Filter for police provocateurs, filter for white nationalists, filter for random thieves hiding under cover of mayhem. All of those exist at mass protests and have been proven to exist countless times.
What percentage of actual protesters used violence? 0.5 percent? I have been to my share of protests, and I doubt it is even that. 0.05 percent?
What percentage of media coverage is about violent protests?
2. Most violence is being committed by police.
Police, wearing military-grade riot gear, are attacking peaceful protesters, even destroying their safety supplies.
And while it's true that they were egged on by the cowardly redneck who lives in the White House, blaming him is misplaced. This problem is as old as America.
3. The media's unrelenting focus on whether or not protests are violent is almost exclusively reserved for protests by African Americans -- and in Canada, by Indigenous people.
4. If police want to show the world that the racist violence in their ranks is caused by a few bad apples, they are doing a very poor job. Right now the bad apples could fill an orchard. I would think police have a compelling self-interest in behaving honourably.
5. When the three police officers who watched Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd were arrested, and charges against Chauvin were upgraded, protests had been going on continuously for nine days.
Without visible and sustained public outrage, it never would have happened. As a friend of mine said on Facebook, we had to burn the country down to get them arrested.
6. White people who hate racism must make the leap from not being consciously racist to being consciously anti-racist. Although it is now socially unacceptable to say racist remarks in public, this has not brought large numbers of white people into the battle against racism. White people, we are needed.
7. The only reason we know George Floyd was murdered, and the only reason we know that Christian Cooper did not threaten Amy Cooper's life, is because there is cell phone footage. There is absolutely no reason to believe that police violence against African Americans is worse now than it has been historically. We just weren't able to see it.
And often, even when we are able to see it, the "justice" system does not care. The people who maintain that system do not care.
8. Canadians, get off your high-horses and do the work of dismantling this country's racist systems. The Indian Act. Residential Schools. Missing and murdered Indigenous women. Racial profiling. Carding. Two days ago, social media in Regina was warning people about black man breaking into a car. It was his own car.
This headline from The Beaverton (Canada's answer to The Onion) sums it up. But it's not satire.
9. The strength of the protests, the pace at which they spread, the determination and persistence of the protesters, makes me incredibly proud and grateful.
10. The United States was founded on protest. All progress in the US was born from protest movements. I dare you to prove otherwise.
11. White people: you are needed. This civil rights movement must be your movement, too. Don't try to lead, don't steer, don't whitesplain. Show your face, swell the numbers, prove that African Americans are Americans. Flood the streets with your white faces alongside the brown and black ones. Prove what kind of society you want to live in.

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The top 10 women Biden might pick as vice president http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~3/zAxqdMwMwq0/index.html ]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:32:02 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News White House Stories Biden ACLU suing Trump over assault on peaceful protesters near White House https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/04/aclu-lawsuit-trump-protesters-church-white-house Protesters were forcefully removed from a park near the White House before Trump walked to a nearby church to take a photo

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Donald Trump, William Barr and other federal officials over the assault on peaceful protesters near the White House on Monday, to allow the president to hold a photo op at a historic church.

According to a release from the ACLU of the District of Columbia, the lawsuit filed on behalf of Black Lives Matter DC and individual protesters accuses Trump and the other officials are accused of “violating their constitutional rights and engaging in an unlawful conspiracy to violate those rights”.

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Trump Agrees to Send Home Troops From Washington, Easing Tensions With the Pentagon https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/us/politics/trump-troops-washington-pentagon.html Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:08:06 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News Washington White House Pentagon Demonstrations Esper Trump Kelly National Guard Lisa Joint Chiefs of Staff Dowd Murkowski Mattis United States Politics and Government Donald J Milley Protests and Riots United States Defense and Military Forces James N Presidential Election of 2020 John F (1950- Mark T John M Mark A George Floyd Protests (2020 Trump shares letter that calls peaceful protesters 'terrorists' http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_latest/~3/NpLohPv2c9A/index.html ]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:03:21 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs White House Cnn Donald Trump Trump La JEP rechaza el sometimiento del exjefe paramilitar colombiano Salvatore Mancuso https://es-us.deportes.yahoo.com/noticias/jep-rechaza-sometimiento-exjefe-paramilitar-005307710.html?src=rss

Bogotá, 4 jun (EFE).- La Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP), que se ocupa de los crímenes cometidos con ocasión del conflicto armado colombiano, rechazó el sometimiento del exjefe de las paramilitares Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) Salvatore Mancuso, informó este jueves ese alto tribunal.

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La oposición paraguaya rechaza la imputación de su presidente y convoca a la protesta https://es-us.deportes.yahoo.com/noticias/oposici%C3%B3n-paraguaya-rechaza-imputaci%C3%B3n-presidente-005255192.html?src=rss

Asunción, 4 jun (EFE).- El directorio del Partido Liberal (PLRA), el principal de la oposición paraguaya, aprobó este jueves por unanimidad rechazar la imputación de su presidente, Efraín Alegre, por presunta falsificación de documentos en los gastos de campaña de las elecciones generales de 2018.

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América duda ante las reaperturas al superar los tres millones de contagios https://es-us.deportes.yahoo.com/noticias/am%C3%A9rica-duda-reaperturas-superar-millones-004749705.html?src=rss Redacción Internacional, 4 jun (EFE).- América superó este jueves los 3 millones de casos por coronavirus y algunas autoridades empezaron dudar sobre la reapertura económica puesta en marcha tras las semanas de confinamiento

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Venezuela supera 2.000 casos de COVID-19 y detecta un brote en pueblo indígena https://es-us.deportes.yahoo.com/noticias/venezuela-supera-2-000-casos-004431901.html?src=rss

Caracas, 4 jun (EFE).- Venezuela reportó este jueves 135 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y alcanzó las 2.087 personas contagiadas en total, al tiempo que anunció la detección de un "brote grande" de la enfermedad en una comunidad indígena pemón del amazónico estado de Bolívar, en el sur del país.

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México: Critican recortes a arqueología y reservas naturales https://es-us.deportes.yahoo.com/noticias/m%C3%A9xico-critican-recortes-arqueolog%C3%ADa-reservas-004333366.html?src=rss

López Obrador afirma que los recortes son necesarios para recaudar fondos para el sector salud durante la pandemia del coronavirus, y se rehúsa a solicitar préstamos o aumentar el déficit presupuestal, a pesar de que muchos gobiernos lo han hecho.Investigadores del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) señalaron en una carta difundida el jueves, que al instituto se le redujo el 75% del presupuesto a pesar de que supervisa 193 zonas arqueológicas abiertas al público y cientos más que no lo están.

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Cuba envía más de 300 sanitarios a Kuwait y Guinea para combatir el COVID-19 https://es-us.deportes.yahoo.com/noticias/cuba-env%C3%ADa-300-sanitarios-kuwait-004327976.html?src=rss

La Habana, 4 jun (EFE).- Más de 300 sanitarios cubanos viajan este jueves a Kuwait y la República de Guinea para asistir en el control del COVID-19 en esos países, informan medios oficiales de la isla.

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Funcionario de Miguel Barbosa recolecta firmas para frenar iniciativa de AMLO que bloquea energías renovables https://es-us.deportes.yahoo.com/noticias/funcionario-miguel-barbosa-recolecta-firmas-003231737.html?src=rss

El titular de la Unidad de Inteligencia Patrimonial y Económica (UIPE) de Puebla, Manuel Ferrusquía Canchola, busca firmas para evitar que el gobierno federal bloquee las energías renovables manipulando la regulación, esto a través de la plataforma ciudadana Change.org. El pasado 18 de mayo, el funcionario del gobierno de Miguel Barbosa invitó a sus contactos de Facebook a sumarse a esta resistencia, con el objetivo […]

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White House adds new fencing around perimeter https://news.yahoo.com/white-house-adds-fencing-around-235600431.html White House adds new fencing around perimeterThe White House did not say why additional security barriers were added, but the move comes as D.C.'s police chief says they are prepared for large protests on Saturday.


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President Trump will no longer hit the links this weekend.

The President has called off to his scheduled weekend stay at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, according to an NJ.com report on Thursday citing an unnamed White House official.

The official told NJ.com that although Trump is still set to travel to Maine on Friday, he will return to Washington, D.C. instead.

NJ.com notes that Trump has yet to visit his golf club in New Jersey this year — which reopened after temporarily closing due to coronavirus-related restrictions — but is set to hold a fundraiser for his re-election campaign, the Republican National Committee and 22 state parties there the following weekend. The fundraising event is restricted to around 25 attendees and costs $250,000 per person.

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Lego pauses advertising for police and White House products 'in response to events in the US' http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/626140100/0/usatoday-newstopstories~Lego-pauses-advertising-for-police-and-White-House-products-in-response-to-events-in-the-US/ In the aftermath of protests over the killing of George Floyd, LEGO paused advertising for products including police stations and the White House.

       

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Pro-Trump Radio Host Booked Qatari Government Guests After Getting Doha’s Cash https://news.yahoo.com/pro-trump-radio-host-booked-230128559.html Pro-Trump Radio Host Booked Qatari Government Guests After Getting Doha’s CashA popular conservative talk radio host and former Trump campaign official aired interviews with Qatari government officials and broadcast segments promoting the government as his show was paid $180,000 by a Qatari state-funded nonprofit.Documents filed with the Justice Department late last week show that the Qatar-America Institute, a nonprofit financed by the country’s embassy in Washington and other government agencies in Doha, made the payment in May 2018 to Common Sense Media Holdings LLC, the company that produces conservative pundit John Fredericks’ radio show.The Institute reported in the same DOJ filing that it secured from Fredericks “access to key guests”; “regular show appearances by highly ranking Qatar officials, business leaders, experts;” the broadcast of “live shows every other month at QAI to promote Qatar's progress” including in hosting the 2022 World Cup; and “regular discussions with U.S. based and overseas Qatar officials for background and education.”In an interview on Thursday, Fredericks described the arrangement as a standard advertiser relationship. The $180,000—itemized in QAI’s filing with DOJ as “Disbursements for expenses associated with shows, events, and discussions”—bought promotions through his radio show from October 2017 through October 2019, he said. Those promotions frequently included “live reads,” or paid advertising read on air by the host himself. “They were paying me to promote their various events, which I did in my libraries when I was on the show,” Fredericks said. “That was what the engagement was for.”Ex-Congressman’s Early Qatar Lobbying Activity Draws HeatAmid that advertising campaign, Fredericks also interviewed senior Qatari government officials including its ambassador to the U.S. and the head of the Qatar National Human Rights Committee. He said he never invited guests on the air as part of that paid promotion but that he booked individuals associated with QAI and the Qatari government because “they were interesting guests to have on.”“I think when people are looking for something, they accuse you of pay-to-play. Everybody accuses everybody of that,” Frederick said. “At the end of the day, I’m in business to sell advertising… The advertising has got to make sense, it’s got to have an audience, any guests that you have on have to be interesting, so if they were not interesting the relationship wouldn't have continued.”The QAI did not respond to requests for comment. But the group’s filing under the Foreign Agents Registration Act indicates that its payment to Fredericks’ radio show effectively came from the Qatari embassy in Washington. Fredericks said his business relationship with QAI lasted for two years, and ended in October 2019. That same month, the Qatari embassy paid $180,000 to QAI, itemized in the latter’s FARA filing as a payment for “Radio Interviews with Qatari Experts.”The filing was submitted to DOJ last week after U.S. officials questioned whether QAI was acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the Gulf nation. “QAI did not believe [its] activities constituted political activities under FARA,” the group wrote in its filing. But “in response to a March 12, 2020, letter from the U.S. Department of Justice, QAI has made the decision to register.”Giuliani Pals Sprint Across D.C. to Lobby for QatarQAI is a charitable nonprofit based in Washington. Its website describes the group as “an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit research institute that hosts an open cultural space to convene, facilitate cross-cultural exchange programs, and develop educational research on the cultural and strategic ties between the United States and the State of Qatar.”The FARA filing it submitted last week disclosed more than $6.2 million in payments to QAI from Qatari government entities. The bulk of that financial commitment, about $5.6 million, has come from the country’s U.S. embassy. It also received $495,000 from the Qatar National Tourism Council, and $150,000 from the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the Qatari government agency overseeing its hosting of the World Cup in 2022.Fredericks said he was not aware that QAI was funded by the Qatari government, but indicated that it made no difference to him where the money came from. “I had a good relationship with them. I enjoyed the people there, they were all very nice to work with,” he said. “Where their funding came from was really not relevant to me.”He insisted that he saw no obligation to disclose in interviews with Qatari or QAI officials that the organization was paying his radio show. “I just don’t think that’s relevant to the conversation,” he said. “I'm under no obligation to do that because I'm going about it the right way.”Fredericks, who calls himself the “Godzilla of Truth,” is syndicated across a handful of AM and FM stations in Virginia. He chaired the president’s 2016 campaign in the Commonwealth, and is on the reelection campaign’s advisory board, according to the bio on his website. Fredericks boasts that he’s interviewed Trump at least a dozen times. When the White House decided early in Trump’s tenure to beam talk radio hosts into the briefing room to ask questions of the White House press secretary, Fredericks was one of the radio talkers honored.His radio show generally broadcasts from Richmond, Virginia. But on occasion he’s set up shop at the offices of a lobbying firm run by a pair of former senior Trump campaign aides. The firm, Avenue Strategies, is also an advertiser on Fredericks’ show. And its clients happen to include the Qatari embassy.Fredericks’ interest in Qatari affairs appears to have picked up in early 2018. His Twitter account, where he promotes radio segments and opines on current events, mentioned it just once prior to then. But in February of that year, a few months after Fredericks said his advertising relationship with the QAI began, he interviewed the country’s ambassador to Washington. By March, Fredericks was broadcasting from Doha, where he interviewed multiple senior government officials about a Saudi-led blockade against Qatar. That blockade was ostensibly designed to punish Doha for its sponsorship of terrorism, and prompted a lobbying blitz in the U.S. by both sides designed to boost their standing in Washington and secure U.S. support.Fredericks continues to have strong opinions about that blockade. “That was ridiculous,” he told The Daily Beast. “I thought the embargo was a complete and utter disaster, still is...That’s my independent judgment based on my analysis. Probably one of the stupidest things that’s ever been done.”During his 2018 swing through Doha, Fredericks also sat down with the head of the Qatar Foundation, a state-funded nonprofit, to discuss “Qatar’s unique empowerment of women in the Gulf,” as he put it. Later that day, he followed up with his own testimonial: “Unbelievable and breathtaking progressive reforms,” he tweeted of Doha. “Women running Govt agencies, banks, businesses,etc. Maybe that’s why Saudis engineered embargo? Too much freedom for women in Qatar?”The QAI was pleased enough with Fredericks’ visit that it promoted his tour of the country on its own website. Its post went up on April 19, 2018. Less than two weeks later, QAI reported writing Fredericks’ company that $180,000 check.In the ensuing months, Fredericks hosted more interviews with Qatar’s ambassador to the U.S. and with former U.S. diplomats who served in the Gulf nation. One of those former diplomats was Charles Untermeyer, the former U.S. ambassador to Doha, who made at least three appearances on Fredericks’ radio show in 2019.Untermeyer also happens to be the founder and chairman of the QAI. It appears his most recent appearance on Fredericks’ show came on September 19, 2019. That was about a month before Fredericks says his advertiser relationship with the QAI ended.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


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  • 11.53pm BST

    More from Ankita Rao, in Brooklyn, New York:

    Thousands of people who gathered for a memorial event for George Floyd in Brooklyn on Thursday marched north to Williamsburg in the evening, a couple of hours before the 8pm curfew. Many others marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects the borough with Manhattan.

    Protestors in tears telling other protestors to take another road and avoid #NYPD who are blocking the on ramp to the BQE. Chants of “peaceful protest” #nycprotests pic.twitter.com/lSQbsRNRmf

    11.35pm BST

    More on the ACLU and Black Lives Matter lawsuit, which can be found here.

    It was filed in the US district court for the District of Columbia, and it “seeks an order declaring President Trump, Attorney General Barr, and other administration officials violated the protesters’ first and fourth amendment rights, as well as engaged in a conspiracy to deny those rights”.

    “They didn’t use tear gas,” Trump said on Wednesday on Fox News Radio. The US Park Police denied using tear gas, yet acknowledged deploying a pepper compound, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other scientific organizations list as one form of tear gas.

    Law enforcement officials shy away from describing crowd-dispersing chemical tools as tear gas; it evokes police gassing citizens or the horrors of war. But giving those tools a more antiseptic name does not change the reality on the ground.

    Federal institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense have listed tear gas as the common term for riot-control agents. Whether the common or formal term is used, the effects on people are the same.

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    White House Propaganda Video Falsely Claims 'Domestic Terrorists' Planted Bricks for Protesters https://gizmodo.com/white-house-propaganda-video-falsely-claims-domestic-te-1843894044

    This video, obtained by Gizmodo, was posted to—then deleted from—the official White House Twitter account. Gizmodo has obscured some identities and added commentary but has not altered or edited the source video otherwise.

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    George Washington University Law School Faculty Tried To Get Bill Barr’s Honorary Degree Revoked https://news.yahoo.com/george-washington-university-law-school-203737554.html George Washington University Law School Faculty Tried To Get Bill Barr’s Honorary Degree RevokedFaculty members at George Washington University Law School pushed this week for the school to rescind the honorary degree it had bestowed upon alumnus Bill Barr following the Attorney General’s efforts to clamp down on protests in the nation’s capital, sources tell The Daily Beast. The push, which one source described as “serious,” was met by opposition from other members who argued that Barr’s actions—while aggressive and controversial—did not merit such a punishment from the university. For now, it appears Barr will keep his degree, amid warnings that it could send the university down a slippery slope of politically motivated degree-rescinding.Nevertheless, the angst among the law school’s faculty is yet another data point underscoring how much of a pariah Barr has become in establishment circles and how appalled those circles, and others well beyond it, have been with the Trump administration’s handling of the protests. A spokesperson for the law school confirmed the conversations around Barr’s degree. The office of the law school’s interim dean, Christopher A. Bracey, declined to comment. However, in a letter to students, Bracey wrote, “We cannot turn a blind eye to what is happening within our country, its impact upon our community members, or its connection to the multi-generational arc of justice that shaped our nation’s history. We must take this moment to engage–if not in protest, then in solidarity with the notion that we must preserve and protect the right to protest as an essential constitutional right that dates back to the founding of our nation.”Barr took credit for the decision on Monday night to have a variety of law enforcement officials forcibly move protesters who had gathered near the White House to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and systemic racism in the criminal justice system writ large. The result was a chaotic scene, in which chemical irritants and flash-bang grenades were launched into the crowd and police used bicycles and horses to push back protesters. Later in the night, military helicopters were flown low over the remaining protesters as another means of dispersing them. Bill Barr Takes Charge of Trump’s Crackdown as the Military Tries to Back AwayBarr, who stood outside the White House surveying the scene right before police moved in on the crowd, has defended his order. On Thursday, he told reporters that he had wanted to extend the security perimeter one more block around the White House and that the protesters had grown “unruly” and had been asked “three times” to move back. But the preponderance of evidence—from real time video, to on-the-ground-reporting, to contemporaneous recollections from the protesters themselves—shows a peaceful crowd, there before the city-wide curfew began, being subjected to physical harm for the purposes of clearing a path for President Donald Trump to have a photo op at a nearby church. Since that photo op, several prominent political figures and retired military officials have condemned the administration for resorting to a proto-military state posture in order to trample on constitutionally-protected rights to assemble. Among some members of the faculty at George Washington Law School, the anger was particularly acute owing to Barr’s ties to the institution. Barr received his JD from the school in 1977 and was awarded an honorary degree in Doctor of Laws in 1992, during his first stint as Attorney General. Additionally, there is a “William P. Barr Dean’s Suite” at the school that, according to the alumni magazine, “welcomes students and visitors into” one of its buildings on 20th street in Northwest Washington, D.C.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


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