PEOPLE’S RIGHTS OREGON AND STATE SECESSION EFFORTS

As noted in “The People’s Rights Oregon Insurrection Blueprint,” the network’s plan extends far beyond attacking COVID-19 health measures and the Klamath Basin crisis. People’s Rights Oregon plans to create a secessionist state in East Oregon. These efforts highlight another aspect of the group’s politics – a commitment to a nationalist and revolutionary political projectContinue reading “PEOPLE’S RIGHTS OREGON AND STATE SECESSION EFFORTS”

Biden DOJ will defend excluding Puerto Ricans from disability payments

President Biden on Monday announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will continue to defend a law that excludes Puerto Ricans from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, while calling on Congress to extend eligibility to the U.S. territory’s residents. Biden said the Justice Department will be adhering to its practice of defending the constitutionality ofContinue reading “Biden DOJ will defend excluding Puerto Ricans from disability payments”

Military personnel block Democratic activist from Ron DeSantis public event

Military personnel blocked a Democratic activist from a public event held by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday. Thomas Kennedy, a Miami-based activist and member of the Democratic National Convention, said he was stopped by uniformed service members at a press event held at a National Guard armory. “Just tried to get into a Ron Desantis pressContinue reading “Military personnel block Democratic activist from Ron DeSantis public event”

‘I Could Make Up a Fake Arrest and Put You in Jail’: Police Chief Agrees to Plead Guilty to Threatening Arrest Over Negative Facebook Post

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday charged a Pennsylvania police chief for allegedly violating a man’s civil rights. The charges came after the chief threatened to arrest the man for posting “critical” comments against the chief and his department on Facebook. According to court records, the chief has agreed to plead guilty and has also agreedContinue reading “‘I Could Make Up a Fake Arrest and Put You in Jail’: Police Chief Agrees to Plead Guilty to Threatening Arrest Over Negative Facebook Post”

Chileans vote for 155-member assembly to draft new constitution

The new constitution is aimed at addressing deep-seated social inequality that gave rise to deadly protests in 2019. Chileans are voting on Sunday in a second day of polls to elect 155 delegates to the Constituent Assembly, which will rewrite the country’s dictatorship-era constitution in a bid to address deep-seated social inequality that sparked deadlyContinue reading “Chileans vote for 155-member assembly to draft new constitution”

Thousands march in France demanding real action on climate change

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Sunday to call for more ambitious measures in the fight against climate change. The nationwide protests come after the lower house of parliament this week approved a climate bill aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions that environment activists say doesn’t go far or fast enough.Continue reading “Thousands march in France demanding real action on climate change”

Tennessee Lawmaker Bizarrely Defends Three-Fifths Compromise As ‘Ending Slavery’

Tennessee state Rep. Justin Lafferty (R) gave an impassioned speech on the state House floor Tuesday, saying the Three-Fifths Compromise was included in the Constitution “for the purpose of ending slavery”—which isn’t true, since the compromise allowed slaveholding states to hold a massive amount of political power in the U.S.’s early years for the purposeContinue reading “Tennessee Lawmaker Bizarrely Defends Three-Fifths Compromise As ‘Ending Slavery’”

Journalists allege police harassment at Minnesota protests

Some journalists covering protests over the police fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, in suburban Minneapolis say officers have harassed and assaulted them despite a federal order to leave them alone. U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright issued a temporary restraining order Friday prohibiting police at the protests in Brooklyn Center from arrestingContinue reading “Journalists allege police harassment at Minnesota protests”

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