September 11, 2016

Trump announces plan to use $20 billion in federal funds to privatize public education. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/09/10/critics-of-trumps-education-policy-kiss-public-schools-goodbye-if-he-wins/

Clinton reportedly calls half of Trump supporters “deplorables” who are racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic or Islamophobic. http://europe.newsweek.com/half-trump-backers-clinton-basket-deplorables-497225

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reportedly advises consumers to turn off their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones, return them to dealers.  http://www.pcmag.com/news/347774/how-to-exchange-your-galaxy-note-7

Former head of EPA apologizes for “air is safe to breathe” in New York comment after 9/11 attacks. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2016/09/whitman_admits_she_was_wrong_to_call_ground_zero_a.html

Lawyer for Oregon wildlife refuge occupier accuses prosecution of lying about handling of Facebook evidence. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/government-lie-facebook-evidence-trial/

Arrest warrant issued for Democracy Now journalist who covered pipeline protest, videoed dog attack victims. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/10/breaking_arrest_warrant_issued_for_amy

Iraq “Collateral Murder” whistle-blower Chelsea Manning goes on hunger strike. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/10/us/chelsea-manning-hunger-strike/index.html

Attempted Reagan assassin John Hinckley barred from talking to the press as a condition of his release. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/10/john-hinckley-ronald-reagan-shooter-released-virginia

Federal appeals court reverses lower court, says no proof of citizenship required for voters in Kansas, Alabama and Georgia. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/appeals-court-blocks-kansas-alabama-and-georgia-voter-id-rules/

NSA official allegedly planned to turn surveillance programs over to a foreign government in the event of a suspected “catastrophic attack” targeting the D.C. area (which was not disclosed to the public). http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/10/the-time-u-s-spies-thought-al-qaeda-was-ready-to-nuke-d-c.html

NATO secretary-general: “I welcome the increased efforts of Turkey… in Syria”, apparently giving other NATO members a green light to invade their neighboring countries. http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-nato-idUKKCN11F209?il=0

U.S. law allegedly bans Canadians from entering if they admit they have ever “recreationally” smoked marijuana. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-usa-marijuana-idUSKCN11F2HB

International group of documentary filmmakers asks Justice Department to investigate arrests and harassment of citizen who record police violence. https://boingboing.net/2016/08/12/the-frontline-filmmakers-dema.html

 

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September 11, 2016

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