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Who Are Those Guys? — The Weekly Sift

Customs and Border Protection has finally claimed the anonymous federal law enforcement agents who have been abducting people off the streets in Portland. But it still won’t say who they are or exactly what they’re doing. Often, when the Trump administration is described in totalitarian terms, it’s hyperbole, or at least debatable. So, for example, […]

Who Are Those Guys? — The Weekly Sift

Open Thread | Open The Schools? Are👏You👏Kidding👏Me👏 — 3CHICSPOLITICO

I would love for the kids to back to school. I want Peanut back in schoo!. But, we need to be mindful of why schools closed in the first place. Those other countries cited as examples of why we should open ours—-THEY HANDLED THEIR BUSINESS AND TOOK CARE OF COVID-19. Their daily case load doesn’t […]

Open Thread | Open The Schools? Are👏You👏Kidding👏Me👏 — 3CHICSPOLITICO

Enter The Police State

Intolerable invasion of rights by the Federal government upon US citizens!

In Saner Thought

That is a term that is batted around anytime the police are involved….but what the Hell does it really mean?

A state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic, and political life of the people, especially by means of a secret police force.

When protestors are kidnapped into unmarked cars and bystanders are told they will be shot if they are followed, you can be sure that the warnings of impending fascism are not exaggerated.

Does that sum it up nicely for you?

If not then this infographic may be of some small help as well…..

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What makes me want to post on this situation now is the things happening in Portland Oregon……

Video footage and first-hand accounts of unidentified federal law enforcement officials snatching up Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon and throwing them into unmarked vehicles drew nationwide attention and outrage…

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Decolonising museums: the new network opening up the diversity debate in the Netherlands — Repeating Islands

A report by Hannah McGivern for The Art Newspaper. The Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’s national museum of art and history, is preparing a major slavery exhibition spanning four continents and three centuries. A show at Rembrandt’s former home focuses on overlooked black figures in 17th-century Dutch art. And the Rotterdam art centre known for 30 years […]

Decolonising museums: the new network opening up the diversity debate in the Netherlands — Repeating Islands

Portland-area rabbis call on Homeland Security to withdraw federal agents – The Jerusalem Post

Portland has been the site of protests against racial inequality and police brutality for the past 50 nights, in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis o

Source: Portland-area rabbis call on Homeland Security to withdraw federal agents – The Jerusalem Post

Anti-mask movement ‘not based in reality’, health expert says after Winnipeg protest | Globalnews.ca

“It’s a message coordinated on memes and kind of flashy discussion points that are not based in reality,” Dr. Jason Kindrachuk said of the pushback against masks.

Source: Anti-mask movement ‘not based in reality’, health expert says after Winnipeg protest | Globalnews.ca

Texas coronavirus hot spots get help from U.S. Navy teams | The Texas Tribune

Medical professionals from the U.S. Navy were deployed Sunday to aid hospitals in four cities across southern Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, as nearly half the state’s counties have recently been designated “red zones” by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Early on in the pandemic, hot spots were mainly tied to outbreaks in enclosed spaces, like meatpacking plants and nursing homes. Health experts are increasingly seeing small outbreaks in the community from families and friends gathering to people congregating at summer tourist destinations. Five U.S. Navy teams were sent to four locations across Texas’s southern region: Harlingen, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Rio Grande City.

Source: Texas coronavirus hot spots get help from U.S. Navy teams | The Texas Tribune

Shalala on Florida outbreaks: ‘We need to close down again’ | TheHill

The Florida congresswoman cited the toll the virus is taking not only on senior citizens but “in my district its low-income minorities, Hispanics and African Americans, who are forced to go back to work for economic reasons and because their employers demanded they go back to work,” noting that such constituents often live in multi-generational households.

She went on to castigate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for declining to impose a statewide mask mandate.

“Luckily our mayors in South Florida have done that, but that’s just a small piece because this disease doesn’t know what county or what city it’s in,” she said.

 

Source: Shalala on Florida outbreaks: ‘We need to close down again’ | TheHill