The president said he would retaliate further, but it was unclear how he planned to carry out his demand that companies seek alternatives to China.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/business/china-tariffs-trump.html
He wants to add USA to his list of business failures 🤬
the Russian propagandists, on the one hand, are trying to whitewash the Putin regime, and on the other hand, they create the impression that, for example, Russia Today is no worse than CNN and works in the same weight category. This is not true.
Source: Blowing the Whistle on Russian Hybrid Tactics – Visegrad Insight
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Anne Oredeko, Supervising Attorney of the Racial Justice Unit at The Legal Aid Society, told Gothamist, “Mullins’ racism is no secret, and shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who has viewed his consistently offensive, racist, and dehumanizing statements. SBA members should question why someone like that has been selected to represent them and what that says about their organization and the values that their members hold.” She added, “Black and Latinx communities are vocal about the abuse and discrimination they experience in their neighborhoods at the hands of the NYPD, and Mullins’ statements only reiterate the root problem with how our city treats and over-polices black and Latinx New Yorkers.”
Source: NYPD Police Union Boss: Sorry For Sharing Racist Video, ‘I Have Black Friends’ – Gothamist
In reality, it is Johnson who is refusing to sit down for talks on a deal with the EU unless the 27 member states agree publicly to ditch what he calls the “undemocratic backstop” and provide a new agreement. Brussels has said the backstop is an essential component of a deal because it prevents a hard border on the island of Ireland, but critics say it could trap the UK indefinitely in a customs union.
Source: Johnson accuses MPs and EU of ‘terrible collaboration’ over Brexit | Politics | The Guardian
President Donald Trump recently endorsed a possible congressional run from former MLB pitcher and Breitbart podcast host Curt Schilling. Schilling has a long history of spewing anti-Muslim, racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic commentary, and he was fired by ESPN for posting anti-trans bigotry on Facebook. He has also promoted multiple conspiracy theories, including QAnon and claims that the Sandy Hook mass shooting was a hoax, and once praised a shirt endorsing violence against journalists.
Source: Trump endorsed Curt Schilling’s possible run for Congress. He’s a conspiracy theorist who uses social media to peddle bigotry and hatred. | Media Matters for America
Years after quitting her job as an attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Laura Peña returned to the fight — defending migrants she’d once prosecuted. Then, a perplexing family separation case forced her to call upon everything she’d learned.
Source: The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False “Evidence” Against Migrants — ProPublica
The active, publicly traceable phase of the phishing operation began in early April, when the perpetrators registered 11 domains intended to impersonate ProtonMail mail-hosting sites. Bellingcat has identified five different domains that were used between April 26 and July 23 2019 when our initial reporting led to a closure of the offending websites. These domains were: my[.]secure-protonmail[.]com (April and May) actions[.]protonmail[.]team (May) mail[.]protonmail[.]systems (June and July) mail[.]protonmail[.]sh (July) mailprotonmail[.]ch (July)
Source: Inoreader – Guccifer Rising? Months-Long Phishing Campaign on ProtonMail Targets Dozens of Russia-Focused Journalists and NGOs
“Children relied on neighbors and strangers to pick them up outside their homes after school,” Mississippi’s local WJTV reported. “They drove the children to a community center where people tried to keep them calm. But many kids could not stop crying for mom and dad.” While kids were sobbing, government officials were celebrating. Tate Reeves, the lieutenant governor, congratulated Donald Trump on the raids, tweeting: “Glad to see that ICE is working hard to enforce our immigration laws. 680 aliens detained in Mississippi today. We must enforce our laws, for the safety of all Americans.” It’s a little odd that Reeves is so jubilant about kids being separated from their parents because he’s spent a lot of time positioning himself as a protector of children.
Source: Strange how some anti-abortion activists are happy to separate kids from parents | Arwa Mahdawi | World news | The Guardian
Clumsy intervention by Trump in dispute over Kashmir may have prompted Indian PM to act
Source: Why Modi’s Kashmir coup threatens India’s democracy | World news | The Guardian
Russian cheating requires a strong response.