2020-10-28: News Headlines

Anand Naidoo (2020-10-28). The Heat: U.S. Presidential Race. america.cgtn.com In the home stretch. | United States President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden hit key swing states in the campaign's final week. Will it be four more years of Trump or a new Biden administration?

Staff (2020-10-27). You voted. Great! Now the real political work begins. therealnews.com Can we burn down the system at the ballot box? We explore different methods beyond voting to make systemic change with our guests, Ricci Sergienko of the People's City Council of Los Angeles, and Green Party VP nominee Angela Walker. | Burn It Down is our new show — and on a new YouTube channel. Don't forget to subscribe!

Elie Mystal (2020-10-27). Republicans Have Confirmed Amy Coney Barrett—and Officially Captured the Supreme Court. thenation.com Republicans Have Confirmed Amy Coney Barrett—and Officially Captured the Supreme Court…

Lawrence Wittner (2020-10-27). Trump's Broken Promises to U.S. Factory Workers. counterpunch.org Back in 2016, while campaigning for president, Donald Trump discovered a useful tactic for drawing the votes of disgruntled blue-collar workers: denouncing the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs and promising to restore them. At a rally in hard-hit Ohio, he assailed the Democrats and assured his listeners that he would turn the state into a

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-27). The China-Russia "Threat to America": Biden's Intriguing "Attempt" to Unite Democrat and Republican Foreign Policy Hawks. globalresearch.ca Biden's description of Russia as "the biggest threat to America" and China as its "biggest competitor" is an intriguing attempt to unite the anti-Russian and anti-Chinese factions of America's permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies ("deep state") even if it's …

James J. Zogby (2020-10-27). Using Arabs or Muslims as Scapegoats Has a History. globalresearch.ca During the past century, we have witnessed a long and tragic history of domestic policies that have targeted persons of Arab descent. We have been subjected to discriminatory treatment by law enforcement, immigration authorities, and by both Democratic and Republican …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-27). Michigan Judge Accused of Jeopardizing Safety and Democracy With Reversal of Open Carry Ban at Polling Places. commondreams.org Citing her "sworn duty to protect every voter and their right to cast the ballot free from intimidation and harassment," the Democratic secretary of state vows to appeal the judge's injunction. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ray McGovern (2020-10-26). Former CIA: Blaming Moscow for Hunter Biden's Laptop is "Russiagate Disinformation" globalresearch.ca Former intelligence officials, Democratic leaders, and media outlets dismissing the Hunter Biden story as "Russian disinformation" are spreading more Russiagate disinformation, ex-CIA officer Ray McGovern says. | Media outlets are amplifying the claims of former intelligence officials, including John Brennan and …

Dean Baker (2020-10-26). Red State Governors Still Flunk Coronavirus Testing. cepr.net A few weeks back I did a post noting that states governed by Republicans had the highest positive test rates, while the states with the lowest positive rates were mostly governed by Democrats. I argued that positive test rates are a good measure of how serious the governors are in trying to bring the pandemic …

Thom Hartmann (2020-10-26). Because We Don't Have a Right to Vote…. commondreams.org Republicans can't win elections on their "ideas" of tax cuts for billionaires and eliminating protective regulations on polluting corporations. (Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-10-26). With Covid-19 Rife Among VP Staffers, Democrats Says Pence Presiding Over Senate a 'Violation of Common Decency'. commondreams.org "Your presence alone could be very dangerous to many people—not just Senators, but to all the truly essential staff—both Democratic and Republican—who must be physically present inside the U.S. Capitol for it to function." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-10-25). Blaming Moscow for Hunter Biden's Laptop Is Russiagate Disinformation. strategic-culture.org Aaron MATÉ | Former intelligence officials, Democratic leaders, and media outlets dismissing the Hunter Biden story as "Russian disinformation" are spreading more Russiagate disinformation, ex-CIA officer Ray McGovern says. | Media outlets are amplifying the claims of former intelligence officials, including John Brennan and James Clapper, as well as of top Democrats, including Joe Biden and Adam Schiff, that the Hunter Biden laptop revelations are "Russian disinformation." | They have done so even though no one from the Biden camp has disputed the authenticity of a single leaked email or document, or denied that…

sputniknews (2020-10-25). Video: NYPD Commissioner, Mayor Condemn Officer Filmed Blaring 'Trump 2020' on Patrol Car Speaker. sputniknews.com The incident, which took place on Saturday night in New York City's borough of Brooklyn, comes in the run-up to the 3 November presidential election in the United States, in which Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, seek to gain the White House.

2020-10-27: News Headlines

Communist Party USA (2020-10-27). CPUSA: Electoral uprising shatters records, signals possible democratic breakthrough. peoplesworld.org The popular chant, "This is what democracy looks like!" can mean many things: people hitting the streets, getting arrested in peaceful protest, organizing themselves into unions, lobbying their elected officials, and yes, even the "simple" act of voting. The yearning for more democracy is reflected in what can only be described as an electoral upsurge that's …

_____ (2020-10-27). Republicans and Democrats Will Never Deliver Peace. strategic-culture.org The Libertarian Party presidential candidate makes her case for why a third party is needed to bring the troops home. | Jo JORGENSEN | The 2016 Republican presidential primary debates revealed a sea change. From 2008 to 2012, then-congressman Ron Paul was routinely booed for his criticism of America's foreign policy. It was even common to hear Republican office holders, commentators, and activists say they "agreed with Ron Paul on everything but foreign policy." Yet in 2016, candidate Donald Trump was cheered for calling the Iraq war the biggest blunder in American history. | One would have thought Trump's victor…

WSWS (2020-10-27). Trump escalates coup plotting with swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. wsws.org The installation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, without significant resistance by the Democrats, is a key step in Trump's plans to hijack the presidential election.

Jarvis Tyner (2020-10-27). The role of the Left in the 2020 elections. peoplesworld.org Support of a broad anti-Trump coalition is building momentum for the Biden-Harris ticket in this historic 2020 presidential election, now just days away. If the effects of important grassroots work continues, and the huge Democratic registration and early voting tallies up, then Trump's monstrous reign will end. This is not just a battle of Democrats …

Elie Mystal (2020-10-27). Republicans Have Confirmed Amy Coney Barrett—and Officially Captured the Supreme Court. thenation.com Republicans Have Confirmed Amy Coney Barrett—and Officially Captured the Supreme Court…

Staff (2020-10-27). AOC Pushes for Dems to "Expand the Court" After Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation. truthout.org Following the confirmation by the United States Senate of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) sent out a tweet that expressed her view of how Democrats should proceed from this moment onward. | "Expand the court," The congresswoman elaborated on the point in a second tweet, explaining that increasing the number of sitting justices on the high court was n…

WSWS (2020-10-27). Right-wing recall campaign seeks to remove Socialist Alternative's Kshama Sawant from Seattle City Council. wsws.org The campaign to recall Kshama Sawant is led by the Democratic Party with the active support of Republican and far-right elements.

James J. Zogby (2020-10-27). Using Arabs or Muslims as Scapegoats Has a History. globalresearch.ca During the past century, we have witnessed a long and tragic history of domestic policies that have targeted persons of Arab descent. We have been subjected to discriminatory treatment by law enforcement, immigration authorities, and by both Democratic and Republican …

yenisafak (2020-10-27). US relief bill talks hit wall over COVID-19 differences. yenisafak.com The much-anticipated $2.2 trillion US relief bill negotiations between Democrats and Republicans have hit a wall on Monday amid party differences for nationwide testing plans against COVID-19.US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued her weeks-long talks with White House top negotiator Steven Mnuchin on the stimulus package, but released a letter with a harsh tone criticizing the Republicans."The Republicans' continued surrender to the virus — particularly amid the recent wave of cases — is official malfeasance," the top Democrat wrote in the letter."Unless we have a national plan for testing,…

RT (2020-10-27). Never-Trumper Ana Navarro mocked for shaming third-party voters, after saying she'd write in her MOTHER on 2016 ballot. rt.com After blaming Americans who didn't vote for Hillary Clinton for the confirmation of a new conservative Supreme Court justice, commentator Ana Navarro was reminded she had vowed to write in her own mother's name on the 2016 ballot. | "If you're mad Amy Coney Barrett was just rammed through to replace RBG, then you better get off your duff and vote," Navarro tweeted late on Monday following the senate confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. | "To those who voted for Jill Stein or the pot-smoker from New Mexico, or wrote-in, "Mickey Mouse…congrats on your new SCOTUS Justice!" she added, referrin…

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-27). The China-Russia "Threat to America": Biden's Intriguing "Attempt" to Unite Democrat and Republican Foreign Policy Hawks. globalresearch.ca Biden's description of Russia as "the biggest threat to America" and China as its "biggest competitor" is an intriguing attempt to unite the anti-Russian and anti-Chinese factions of America's permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies ("deep state") even if it's …

Pip Hinman (2020-10-26). Shaoquett Moselmane, Dan Oakes and Julian Assange: What price justice? greenleft.org.au Under the guise of a phenomenon called security, anti-democratic acts designed to instill fear are being committed, argues Stuart Rees.

Finian Cunningham (2020-10-26). Russia's Threat… Of Peace. thealtworld.com Here we go again. Joe Biden is whipping up Russophobia by claiming that Russia is the "biggest threat" to American security. | In a media interview at the weekend, the Democrat politician said: "I think the biggest threat to America right now in terms of breaking up our — our security and our alliances is Russia." | That a presidential candidate can

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-10-26). As Senate Dems Hold Talkathon in Protest, Warren Condemns GOP Vote on Barrett as 'Last Gasp of a Desperate Party'. commondreams.org Continuing a protest on the floor of the Senate that had begun late Sunday night, Senate Democrats on Monday morning embarked on a "talkathon" to speak out against the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to go ahead Monday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Howie Hawkins (2020-10-26). Whatever Happened to Left Solidarity? counterpunch.org In 2004, a number of prominent progressives issued statements calling on people to vote for Democrat John Kerry in the close states and the Green Party candidate in the so-called safe states where the outcome would not be close. In 2020, many of these same people have moved further to the right and call for

_____ (2020-10-26). The Supremely Undemocratic Court. popularresistance.org In this first installment of the Deception 2020 Series, we dig into that most supreme of undemocratic courts – just as Amy Coney Barrett looms over a smooth confirmation. Could the Democrats have stopped her? Then, we sit down with Dan Kovalik, human rights lawyer and author, for his take on the court, RBG, and more.

Staff (2020-10-26). Amid Staff COVID Outbreak, Democrats Call on Pence to Stop Presiding Over Senate. truthout.org With multiple members of Vice President Mike Pence's senior staff now confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus — and Senate Republicans scheduled to ram through the final confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as early as Monday afternoon or evening — Democratic leaders in the Senate are calling on Pence to forgo his plans to preside over the chamber in the name of public health and out of concern for all who work there. | With at least five members…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-10-26). 'Prove Him Wrong': Progressives Demand Democrats Accept McConnell's Challenge, Expand Supreme Court If They Win Elections. commondreams.org Bolstered by some apparent support in the Senate Democratic caucus, progressive advocates on Monday demanded that the Democratic Party prove Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wrong about their commitment to remaking the judiciary. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-10-26). Hindu festival worsens Indian capital's air pollution woes. yenisafak.com New Delhi's appalling air quality turned a lot worse over the weekend as Hindus in India's capital burned effigies of the mythological demon king Ravana and lit firecrackers to celebrate the triumph of good over evil during the Dussehra festival.As pollution spiked on Monday morning, India Gate – a monument near the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office – was blanketed in smog, and the mega-city's 20 million people breathed in "very poor" air, even "hazardous" in some places.U.S. President Donald Trump cited India for its "filthy" air during the final presidential debate last week, prompting Democratic rival Joe…

yenisafak (2020-10-26). Kremlin accuses Joe Biden of spreading hatred of Russia with threat talk. yenisafak.com The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden's assessment of Russia as the biggest threat to U.S. national security was wrong and encouraged hatred of Russia.The comments come just over a week before Biden faces Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election. Biden is ahead in the polls."We absolutely do not agree," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call, when asked to comment on Biden's assessment."We can only regret that absolute hatred of the Russian Federation is spread in this way."Moscow's ties with Washington sank to post-Cold War low…

Dean Baker (2020-10-26). Red State Governors Still Flunk Coronavirus Testing. cepr.net A few weeks back I did a post noting that states governed by Republicans had the highest positive test rates, while the states with the lowest positive rates were mostly governed by Democrats. I argued that positive test rates are a good measure of how serious the governors are in trying to bring the pandemic …

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-10-26). With Covid-19 Rife Among VP Staffers, Democrats Says Pence Presiding Over Senate a 'Violation of Common Decency'. commondreams.org "Your presence alone could be very dangerous to many people—not just Senators, but to all the truly essential staff—both Democratic and Republican—who must be physically present inside the U.S. Capitol for it to function." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ray McGovern (2020-10-26). Former CIA: Blaming Moscow for Hunter Biden's Laptop is "Russiagate Disinformation" globalresearch.ca Former intelligence officials, Democratic leaders, and media outlets dismissing the Hunter Biden story as "Russian disinformation" are spreading more Russiagate disinformation, ex-CIA officer Ray McGovern says. | Media outlets are amplifying the claims of former intelligence officials, including John Brennan and …

Nathan Robinson (2020-10-26). The Chomsky Position On Voting. zcomm.org It's important to vote Democratic, but we should be under no illusions that voting Democratic will save us. Voting is a small part of our political lives…

Julia Rock, Harry August (2020-10-26). Progressive Democrats Sweep Rhode Island. thenation.com Challengers from the left ousted eight incumbents in the state's Democratic primaries, and five more won open seats.

RT (2020-10-26). Woman says her DYING pro-Trump dad voted for Biden because 'it matters to his girls,' but not everybody feels the inspiration. rt.com A TikToker says her critically ill dad was going to vote for Donald Trump, but went for Joe Biden to please his kids after "intense exchanges" over politics. The supposedly inspirational message was lost on many, however. | A video blogger who goes by the name 'Erleepen' on TikTok shared an emotional story about her father, who she says has a few months to live at most and voted for the Democratic presidential candidate instead of his preferred choice — Trump — after his children prodded him into changing his mind. | THIS!!! Wait for it üò≠‚ù§Ô∏&egr…

RT (2020-10-26). 'He couldn't remember my name': Trump mocks Biden for confusing him with George Bush, accuses media of 'covering up' incident. rt.com Donald Trump has ridiculed Democratic challenger Joe Biden for apparently confusing him with former President George Bush during a virtual media event and accused journalists of helping "cover" for him. | "Joe Biden called me George yesterday. Couldn't remember my name," Trump tweeted on Monday morning. The president also accused "The Fake News Cartel" of being in cahoots with the Democrats and "working overtime" to cover the incident up. | Joe Biden called me George yesterday. Couldn't remember my name. Got some help from the anchor to get him through the interview. The Fake News Cartel is working overtime to…

Ann Garrison (2020-10-26). Call for Prosecution of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Genocide Crime in DRC. indybay.org "Congo Week," the annual series of forums, films, and conversation organized by Washington D.C.-based Friends of the Congo was, like so much else, a virtual event this year. It concluded today with the presentation of humanitarian awards to two Congolese groups defending human rights, and to Dr. Denis Mukwege, the world renowned gynecologist and Nobel Prize Winner who founded Panzi Hospital to treat women victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In his acceptance speech, Dr. Mukwege called for prosecution of the 617 war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide crimes documented i…

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-10-26). November's Choice: Trump or the Establishment. thealtworld.com The November presidential election is not about a choice between a Republican and a Democrat, Trump or Biden/Kamala. It is about a choice between Trump and the Establishment. | You are voting for or against the Establishment. | If you vote against Trump, you are voting for your continued dispossession of your personal freedom, your independence, your income and wealth if any, your integrity, the First and Second Amendments, and any hope for your future and the future of your country. It is as simple as that. | Approximately half of the American population are too indoctrinated and brainwashed to understand what i…

WSWS (2020-10-26). Jacobin hails New Zealand Labour government's re-election. wsws.org Jacobin magazine, a pseudo-left publication that supports the US Democratic Party, has joined in the international media chorus falsely portraying Jacinda Ardern's anti-working class and pro-imperialist government as progressive.

yenisafak (2020-10-26). US House head Pelosi poised for new term after polls. yenisafak.com US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would seek another term if Democrats keep control of the lower chamber, as widely expected."Yes I am," Pelosi told CNN on Sunda when asked if she would seek the House speakership after the Nov. 3 election, with most seats in Congress at stake as well as the presidency."Let me also say we [Democrats] have to win the Senate."Pelosi in 2007 became the first woman House speaker in US history, a post she held for two terms until 2011 when a Republican minority swept in. She was reelected speaker in 2019 when Democrats took back the chamber in the 2018 midterm e…

Anish R (2020-10-26). How to make sense of US elections. peoplesdispatch.org Despite its repercussions on global politics, elections in the United States are seldom understood by people outside its borders. Even less understood is how and why the two-party system is so well entrenched. There are two main candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, representing the two major parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, respectively. But what is the system behind this ritual? | With less than two weeks away from the presidential election, here is what you need to know about what goes behind it and what is happening in the upcoming election season. | How is a US president elected? | Unlike most…

RT (2020-10-26). "Four more years of… George" Bush or Lopez? Liberals and conservatives clash over who Biden referred to in suspected gaffe. rt.com Liberal pundits and Joe Biden supporters are explaining that the former vice president seemingly saying he was running against George W. Bush was actually him referring to comedian host George Lopez, but critics are not convinced. | During a virtual event on Sunday, Biden referred to "four more years of George," leading many, including President Donald Trump, to accuse the Democrat of forgetting who exactly he was running against as he was seemingly referring to either former President George W. Bush or his father, who was president from 1989 to 1993. | "The character of the country, in my view, is literally o…

WSWS (2020-10-26). Whose Vote Counts, Explained: Netflix series examines voting rights in America. wsws.org Like all basic democratic rights, the right to vote can only be defended through the independent political struggle of the working class.

Thom Hartmann (2020-10-26). Because We Don't Have a Right to Vote…. commondreams.org Republicans can't win elections on their "ideas" of tax cuts for billionaires and eliminating protective regulations on polluting corporations. (Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kim Petersen (2020-10-26). 70 Years after China and the DPRK Defeated the United States in Korea. dissidentvoice.org There is a piece of news on an important anniversary missing from western state and corporate news. This year, 2020, is the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) army entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to help in, what the Chinese call, the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea. …

Thomas Mountain (2020-10-26). "Democratic" Means Social Equality. counterpunch.org Pundits in the international media and political classes twist an distort the word "democratic" until it has no resemblance to the actual meaning of the word. Start with "democracy" from which "democratic" is born. "Government by the people exercised either directly…? or by elected representatives" and later "the principles of social equality and individual rights".

_____ (2020-10-26). Early Leaders of India and Pakistan Ignored Religious Extremism Warnings. strategic-culture.org Indian Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi and various Muslim extremist political leaders of Pakistan represent the sum of all fears expressed by leaders of princely states and their governments at the dawn of India and Pakistan in the late 1940s. Secular political leaders, including the Indian National Congress (INC) leader Jawaharlal Nehru and All-India Muslim League leader Mohammed Ali Jinnah, claimed there was nothing to worry about since both majority Hindu India and majority Muslim Pakistan would be secular republics governed by leaders committed to democratic rule, not by dictates from Hindu nat…

William i. Robinson (2020-10-26). To Defeat Fascism, We Must Recognize It's a Failed Response to Capitalist Crisis. zcomm.org Fascism seeks to violently restore capital accumulation, establish new forms of state legitimacy and suppress threats from below unencumbered by democratic constraints…

yenisafak (2020-10-25). Bombing kills 3 in southwest Pakistan. yenisafak.com At least three people were killed and several others injured in an explosion in southwest Pakistan on Sunday, local media reported.The blast — latest in a string of improvised explosive device explosions — occurred in a Shia-dominated locality in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Balochistan province, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.The bomb was planted in a motorcycle, it added.The incident coincided with an 11-party opposition alliance — Pakistan Democratic Movement — rally in Quetta, which was part of the opposition's ongoing anti-government campaign.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for t…

yenisafak (2020-10-25). Guinean president Conde wins presidential elections after first round. yenisafak.com Guinean President Alpha Conde was re-elected for a third term after winning the country's presidential elections held on Oct. 18 with 59,49% of the vote.The results were announced after the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) concluded the vote-counting process.International observers that monitored the elections said it was carried out properly, giving it a positive grade.Cellou Dalein Diallo, the main rival and leader of the opposition Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), got 33.5% of votes, the election commission said.None of the other 10 candidates exceeded the 5% threshold.Third term as…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-25). 'Democrats and Republicans are two pillars of the Pentagon'. peoplesdispatch.org Gloria La Riva, the presidential candidate from the Party for Socialism and LIberation in the US, spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the upcoming elections. She talked about how these elections are different, what important issues are being ignored by Trump and Biden, and how people are recognising that capitalism is not working.

sputniknews (2020-10-25). Video: NYPD Commissioner, Mayor Condemn Officer Filmed Blaring 'Trump 2020' on Patrol Car Speaker. sputniknews.com The incident, which took place on Saturday night in New York City's borough of Brooklyn, comes in the run-up to the 3 November presidential election in the United States, in which Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, seek to gain the White House.

RT (2020-10-25). 'Rigged election?' Trump seizes on Biden's latest gaffe, boasting about 'most extensive and inclusive VOTER FRAUD' organization. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's remark that his party has created "the most extensive voter fraud organization" has reinforced the former VP's "gaffe-machine" status, giving the Republicans a free gotcha moment. | Wait… What? | "We're in a situation where we have put together — and you guys did it for our admi … the president, Obama's administration before this — we have put toge…

_____ (2020-10-25). Blaming Moscow for Hunter Biden's Laptop Is Russiagate Disinformation. strategic-culture.org Aaron MATÉ | Former intelligence officials, Democratic leaders, and media outlets dismissing the Hunter Biden story as "Russian disinformation" are spreading more Russiagate disinformation, ex-CIA officer Ray McGovern says. | Media outlets are amplifying the claims of former intelligence officials, including John Brennan and James Clapper, as well as of top Democrats, including Joe Biden and Adam Schiff, that the Hunter Biden laptop revelations are "Russian disinformation." | They have done so even though no one from the Biden camp has disputed the authenticity of a single leaked email or document, or denied that…

WSWS (2020-10-24). Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7: An important historical episode. wsws.org The film deals with the court proceedings in 1969—70 in which organizers of protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago faced charges of conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intent to incite a riot.

Susan Jaffe (2020-10-24). [World Report] US election 2020: research and health institutions. thelancet.com How will the NIH, CDC, and FDA change if President Donald Trump wins a second term or if his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, defeats him? Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.

Fight Back (2020-10-24). Commentary on Bolivia: How a coup failed. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On November 10, 2019, a hastily-assembled coalition of generals, middle class liberals and fascist paramilitaries overthrew the democratic government of Evo Morales in Bolivia. Coming on the heels of a coup attempt in Venezuela and the vicious repression of a people's uprising in Chile, it seemed to many that the continental struggle against U.S. imperialism had reached a tipping point in the empire's favor. | Today, not even a year later, the official results for Bolivia's presidential elections were announced. Evo's comrade and successor Luis "Lucho" Arce received a resounding 55% of the vote…

_____ (2020-10-24). Debate Victory May Have Sealed It for Biden. strategic-culture.org Donald Trump learned his lesson to appear gentlemanly before a national audience at long last. But too late. That is the Big Takeaway from the Second Trump-Biden presidential debate on Thursday night. | Before the debate, opinion polls consistently reported Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden enjoyed a 10 percent lead over Trump across the United States: It is likely to grow wider now. | There are still 10 days to go as I write this before the presidential election is officially held on November 3. But Trump has already run out of time. | Around one third of estimated voters have already voted — 35…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2020-10-24). 'This Is Not Normal': McConnell Keeps Senate in Session Over Weekend to Shut Down Debate on Barrett, Set Stage for Confirmation Vote. commondreams.org Sen. Jeff Merkley warned that Republicans "are hellbent on ramming through this nomination even if it means torching Senate's traditions, rules, and integrity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…