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A new exhibition has opened in London, exploring 100 years of refugee experiences.
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The Kentucky attorney general who has been thrust into the national spotlight after announcing a grand jurys decision in the Breonna Taylor shooting investigation has been described as a star by President Trump and is on a shortlist of candidates to fill the current vacancy in the U.S. Supreme Court.





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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): 1. World from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): FOX News: McConnell calls Schumer 'uniquely non-credible' on judicial norms, Dem leader slams GOP on 'fiction' precedent

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1. VIDEO NEWS from Michael_Novakhov (72 sites): RussiaToday's YouTube Videos: French 'Red Zone' | Outrage over govt restrictive measures

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With COVID cases on the rise in France, the government is tightening measures in the most affected parts of the country. But the attempts to contain the spread of the deadly virus have sparked outrage from local governors.

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1. VIDEO NEWS from Michael_Novakhov (72 sites): ReutersVideo's YouTube Videos: UK will deliberately infect vaccine volunteers: report

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Britain is planning to host clinical trials where volunteers are deliberately infected with the new coronavirus to test the effectiveness of vaccine candidates, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people involved in the project.

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1. VIDEO NEWS from Michael_Novakhov (72 sites): ReutersVideo's YouTube Videos: Robots target coronavirus with UV light at London train station

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Resistance to censorship was a central theme of the World Press Cartoon awards in Portugal and the subsequent ongoing exhibition. The ceremony also managed to sucessfully navigate COVID-imposed restrictions.

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An American Airlines flight landed safely in Vermont after the planes windshield cracked about 60 miles away from its intended destination.





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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): 1. World from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): FOX News: Breonna Taylor protests: Suspect accused of shooting cops IDd as Louisville sees nearly 100 arrests after grand jury decision

The Louisville Metro Police Department announced Thursday nearly 100 arrests were made overnight amid demonstrations after a grand jury decided not to indict officers in the shooting that killed Breonna Taylor.





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Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites): 1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Joe Biden just nailed it

We’ve reached the stage of the election where Donald Trump no longer believes he has a realistic shot at winning, or even at keeping it close enough to successfully cheat. So he’s moved on to hurling scary nonsense at the wall about how he’s going to magically remain in power no matter what, in the hope of making you too discouraged to keep putting in the work required to finish him off.

When Joe Biden was asked about Trump’s latest empty threat last night, he gave the perfect answer: “The United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.” If Biden wins, he’ll be sworn in on the Capitol steps with or without Trump’s participation. At that moment Trump will be trespassing if he’s still in the White House, and his own Secret Service agents would immediately drag him out.


     

Trump knows this too. He’s not within a million miles of having the muscle to just magically remain in office. He would never even try something so boneheaded, because it would result in him going to prison immediately, instead of potentially being able to remain out on bail while his criminal trial in New York plays out. But by making the empty threat to remain in office, Trump is hoping to then get something in return for leaving peacefully, such as leniency on his criminal charges.


Of course this kind of bluff only works if the public is gullible enough to believe that Donald Trump can somehow just magically remain in office after he loses, as if this were some perverse fairy tale. Joe Biden nailed it by pointing out that this is something that Trump literally cannot do. Any media outlets trying to juice their ratings by playing up this nonsense should be ashamed of themselves.

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Stevie Wonder gave a spoken word monologue in response to the latest developments in the Breonna Taylor shooting case.





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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): Just Security: Bill Barrs Misguided View of US History

A lot of ridiculous things are said in an election season, but it would be difficult to top Attorney General William Barrs assertion that restrictions on public gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are the greatest violation of civil liberties since slavery.

Speaking on Constitution Day Sept. 16, Barr compared stay-at-home orders to slavery. He said, You know, putting a national lockdown, stay-at-home orders, is like house arrest. Its you know, other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.

Barrs Justice Department also sent a memo Sept. 17 to all U.S. attorneys encouraging them to crack down on protestors involved in violence in the wake of the George Floyd and other police killings, and even consider applying the charge of sedition, the Associated Press reported. And Barr told prosecutors, according to the Wall Street Journal, to explore whether local officials in Portland, Oregon, could be charged with criminal or civil rights violations.

I led the American Civil Liberties Union from 1970 to 1978 and worked there for seven years before that, so I have some experience dealing with the governments abuse of power. Perhaps, most famously, President Richard Nixons secret creation of a body solely controlled by him, the plumbers, to spy on his political opponents and his use of government agencies, such as the IRS, against them, were gross abuses of power.

That and plentiful other examples offer evidence that Barrs memory is woefully short. The list of violations of civil rights and liberties since the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment, which ended slavery, are very long and include severe violations of the rights of many millions of Americans. The U.S. government has repeatedly gone after African Americans as well as many others it has perceived as a threat to its power.

Among the most notable violations: The thousands of lynchings that took place primarily but not exclusively in the South, from the latter part of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th century and were never punished. Other violations include the systematic disenfranchisement of African Americans in the era after Reconstruction; legally required segregation of the races from the Jim Crow era from the late 1800s until the 1950s and 1960s; and the widespread de facto segregation up to the present.

Other minorities suffered severe violations of their rights as well. Many indigenous Americans did not have the simple right to travel off reservations until 1924, when they were finally granted citizenship. Until the 1970s, their children were required by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to attend boarding schools intended to strip them of any element of their cultural identity. Another 1924 law barred immigrants from Asia from entering the United States. And during World War II, about 120,000 Japanese Americans were interned on the basis of their race, including many thousands who were American citizens.

In addition, certain public benefits were denied to persons of Mexican descent, among them many citizens, including access to clean drinking water for those living in so-called colonias in Texas. The law allowed water district boards to draw their own boundaries, and they drew them to exclude colonias. These policies were enforced until the 1970s.

The list of gross deprivations of civil liberties that were not specifically targeted on the basis of race is a long one, too. They included the prison sentences of 5, 10, and even 20 years served by many hundreds of people during World War I for speaking out peacefully against U.S. entry into the war or against the draft.

Consider also the summary imprisonment and deportation of many hundreds of aliens during the post-World War I Palmer raids, in which then-Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmers Justice Department targeted anarchists and leftists.

And then there was the systematic political surveillance of leftists, Black activists (such as the Rev. Martin Luther King), and opponents of the Vietnam War, by a large range of federal government agencies during the presidencies of Franklin Roosevelt through that of Richard Nixon. Even the U.S. Army, for a period, took up surveilling anti-war activists during the Vietnam era.

Police abuse, too, has been widespread long before the videotape of George Floyds killing began to shift the American conversation. The sordid record includes the extensive use of coerced confessionsoften producing false confessionsand illegal searches, prior to the U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the 1960s. Subsequently, to get around those rulings, police adopted the extensive use of stop-and-frisk and no-knock search warrants like the one that lead to the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.

Suggesting that rational public-health measures limiting gatherings and requiring people to wear face masks are in the same category as these abuses or that they are greater than all the abuses of the past 150 years would be laughable if someone other than the Attorney General of the United States were making the argument.

But, coming from the current Attorney General, it illustrates the perverse and distorted understanding of constitutional values prevails at the highest levels of the Trump administration.

IMAGE: U.S. Attorney General William Barr removes his face mask before testifying to the House Judiciary Committee in the Congressional Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. In his first congressional testimony in more than a year, Barr faced questions from the committee about his deployment of federal law enforcement agents to Portland, Oregon, and other cities in response to Black Lives Matter protests; his role in using federal agents to violently clear protesters from Lafayette Square near the White House last month before a photo opportunity for President Donald Trump in front of a church; his intervention in court cases involving Trump’s allies Roger Stone and Michael Flynn; and other issues. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 

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A lot of ridiculous things are said in an election season, but it would be difficult to top Attorney General William Barrs assertion that restrictions on public gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are the greatest violation of civil liberties since slavery.

Speaking on Constitution Day Sept. 16, Barr compared stay-at-home orders to slavery. He said, You know, putting a national lockdown, stay-at-home orders, is like house arrest. Its you know, other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.

Barrs Justice Department also sent a memo Sept. 17 to all U.S. attorneys encouraging them to crack down on protestors involved in violence in the wake of the George Floyd and other police killings, and even consider applying the charge of sedition, the Associated Press reported. And Barr told prosecutors, according to the Wall Street Journal, to explore whether local officials in Portland, Oregon, could be charged with criminal or civil rights violations.

I led the American Civil Liberties Union from 1970 to 1978 and worked there for seven years before that, so I have some experience dealing with the governments abuse of power. Perhaps, most famously, President Richard Nixons secret creation of a body solely controlled by him, the plumbers, to spy on his political opponents and his use of government agencies, such as the IRS, against them, were gross abuses of power.

That and plentiful other examples offer evidence that Barrs memory is woefully short. The list of violations of civil rights and liberties since the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment, which ended slavery, are very long and include severe violations of the rights of many millions of Americans. The U.S. government has repeatedly gone after African Americans as well as many others it has perceived as a threat to its power.

Among the most notable violations: The thousands of lynchings that took place primarily but not exclusively in the South, from the latter part of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th century and were never punished. Other violations include the systematic disenfranchisement of African Americans in the era after Reconstruction; legally required segregation of the races from the Jim Crow era from the late 1800s until the 1950s and 1960s; and the widespread de facto segregation up to the present.

Other minorities suffered severe violations of their rights as well. Many indigenous Americans did not have the simple right to travel off reservations until 1924, when they were finally granted citizenship. Until the 1970s, their children were required by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to attend boarding schools intended to strip them of any element of their cultural identity. Another 1924 law barred immigrants from Asia from entering the United States. And during World War II, about 120,000 Japanese Americans were interned on the basis of their race, including many thousands who were American citizens.

In addition, certain public benefits were denied to persons of Mexican descent, among them many citizens, including access to clean drinking water for those living in so-called colonias in Texas. The law allowed water district boards to draw their own boundaries, and they drew them to exclude colonias. These policies were enforced until the 1970s.

The list of gross deprivations of civil liberties that were not specifically targeted on the basis of race is a long one, too. They included the prison sentences of 5, 10, and even 20 years served by many hundreds of people during World War I for speaking out peacefully against U.S. entry into the war or against the draft.

Consider also the summary imprisonment and deportation of many hundreds of aliens during the post-World War I Palmer raids, in which then-Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmers Justice Department targeted anarchists and leftists.

And then there was the systematic political surveillance of leftists, Black activists (such as the Rev. Martin Luther King), and opponents of the Vietnam War, by a large range of federal government agencies during the presidencies of Franklin Roosevelt through that of Richard Nixon. Even the U.S. Army, for a period, took up surveilling anti-war activists during the Vietnam era.

Police abuse, too, has been widespread long before the videotape of George Floyds killing began to shift the American conversation. The sordid record includes the extensive use of coerced confessionsoften producing false confessionsand illegal searches, prior to the U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the 1960s. Subsequently, to get around those rulings, police adopted the extensive use of stop-and-frisk and no-knock search warrants like the one that lead to the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.

Suggesting that rational public-health measures limiting gatherings and requiring people to wear face masks are in the same category as these abuses or that they are greater than all the abuses of the past 150 years would be laughable if someone other than the Attorney General of the United States were making the argument.

But, coming from the current Attorney General, it illustrates the perverse and distorted understanding of constitutional values prevails at the highest levels of the Trump administration.

IMAGE: U.S. Attorney General William Barr removes his face mask before testifying to the House Judiciary Committee in the Congressional Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. In his first congressional testimony in more than a year, Barr faced questions from the committee about his deployment of federal law enforcement agents to Portland, Oregon, and other cities in response to Black Lives Matter protests; his role in using federal agents to violently clear protesters from Lafayette Square near the White House last month before a photo opportunity for President Donald Trump in front of a church; his intervention in court cases involving Trump’s allies Roger Stone and Michael Flynn; and other issues. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 

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