Trump launches unprecedented attack on US military

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Trump launches unprecedented attack on military leadership he appointed

The president launched a broadside against his own top military brass, accusing them of waging wars to boost the profits of defense manufacturing companies.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump finally confronted on firing DeJoy for his criminal straw-donor scheme

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has been accused of using former employees to syphon money to GOP candidates in direct violation of federal campaign finance laws.

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He finally went a step too far.

House Democrats to probe Louis DeJoy GOP contribution scheme
House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney called for DeJoy’s “immediate suspension” and suggested he also may have lied under oath to Congress.

Take Action: Demand the resignation of Louis DeJoy, the stooge Trump appointed to kill the post office!

Philippine President Duterte pardons US marine over transgender killing
This is another injustice, not only to Jennifer Laude and family but a grave injustice to the Philippine people. This is a travesty of Philippine sovereignty and democracy, said Jennifer Laude’s family’s lawyer.

Black woman to lead police force reeling from Breonna Taylor shooting
Yvette Gentry, a former Louisville Metro Police deputy chief who retired from the force in 2014 will be the first woman and the third African American to serve as chief of the Louisville Metro Police.

Take Action: Demand arrests in the police killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed at home IN MARCH!

Anita Hill vows to vote for Joe Biden and work with him on gender issues
My commitment is to finding solutions (on gender issues), and I am more than willing to work with him, Hill said.

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Trump faces surprising cash crunch
Money concerns are very real for Trump’s campaign — an unusual predicament for a sitting president facing uphill battles in several battleground states less than two months before Election Day.

FDA moves on vaccines under Trump spark political worries
Public health officials are taking aim at the FDA, warning it should not bow to political pressure from the president and clear a vaccine before one is ready.

Proud Boys chase down, beat Black Lives Matter protesters after Trump rally
Pro-Trump demonstrators were then released by police following the assaults on peaceful protesters.



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Today’s Action: Take action for Black lives

The nationwide protests against police brutality on Black lives has continued all summer, alongside significant inroads of legislative action and city budget restructuring. The shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI, and suffocation of Daniel Prude in Rochester, NY at the hands of law enforcement are only the latest tragedies highlighted during these escalating calls for justice and equality.

Despite Trump and Fox News’ framing of protests as a breakdown in “LAW AND ORDER” (caps are his), 93% of the protests have been peaceful. But the police have not. Videos taken across the country have flooded the internet, showing the pervasive patterns of police violence toward Black people. Meanwhile, white supremacist Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two Kenosha protesters, then walked past law enforcement and drove home without incident.

Our system isn’t broken – it was designed to work this way. The majority of police union contracts in major cities build in no-accountability stipulations such as erasing disciplinary records on a regular schedule, making fining and firing repeat offenders nearly impossible. Half of the contracts allow officers to examine all evidence against them before being questioned on disciplinary hearings. And the FBI has identified a growing infiltration of right-wing extremists into law enforcement.

Systemically racist and stocked with surplus military equipment that unnecessarily escalates tension, law enforcement is at war with minority communities they are meant to serve. And, we depend on law enforcement to respond to issues that they simply aren’t qualified to handle. Mental health needs, lack of housing, and drug abuse are problems better solved with boosted mental healthcare, emergency housing, and drug counseling. Improved education and after-school programs for at-risk youth are proven to lower crime rates if communities have the funding for the programs.

Actually addressing and funding the needs of Black communities would mean a VAST improvement of quality of life in our Black communities AND lower crime rates.

Revolutionary change for the better is possible. Our Black communities have issued an unignorable proclamation that the current system is deadly and beyond reform. It’s time for our leaders to listen, defund, and re-imagine.

Call, email, and/or tweet at your local government leadership, and tell them to defund law enforcement and reinvest in community-driven public safety programs that enrich Black communities instead of killing them.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Bill Barr be removed as AG for letting Trump’s cronies get away with felonies, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.