October 16, 2016

FBI reportedly investigated hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan for five years over allegations of organized crime, drug trafficking and murder. No charges were filed.  http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/a-close-look-at-the-fbis-file-on-wu-tang-clan-foia-v23n07

NYPD accused of closing businesses and evicting tenants without due process. https://www.propublica.org/article/mayor-pledges-due-process-nypd-aggressive-nuisance-abatement-enforcement

Rights groups upset over the “military occupation” atmosphere around the Standing Rock protesters who are opposing the Dakota Access pipeline. http://bordc.org/news/police-state-strikes-back-standing-rock/

Some Trump supporters allegedly calling for revolution if Clinton is elected, as candidate stokes fears of a rigged election. https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/10/15/donald-trump-warnings-conspiracy-rig-election-are-stoking-anger-among-his-followers/LcCY6e0QOcfH8VdeK9UdsM/story.html   Trump-supporting Wisconsin sheriff reportedly says it’s time for “pitchforks and torches” due to government and media corruption. http://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article108467332.html

Jim Beam workers reject contract offer, union threatens strike. http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/food/spirits/bourbon/2016/10/15/beam-workers-reject-new-contract-strike-looms/92160244/

Level of consumer confidence drops to low for the year, consumers also more pessimistic about the future. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-14/consumer-sentiment-in-u-s-unexpectedly-drops-as-outlook-sours

Not paying off contractors increased Trump’s debt and thus reportedly also increased his allowable tax deduction.  http://fortune.com/2016/10/08/donald-trump-taxes-contractors/

Trump makes pre-debate drug test challenge to Clinton, writer suggests she should accept. “…she is not the candidate with a case of the sniffles.”  http://www.businessinsider.com/hillary-clinton-trump-drug-test-2016-10

Iraqi government demands that Turkish troops stand down in Mosul offensive, says they are in Iraq without the permission of the government.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-turkey-idUSKBN12F0CY

More missiles fired at U.S. warship off the coast of Yemen as conflict escalates, multiple U.S. naval vessels now operating in the area. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/u-s-war-ship-dodges-missiles-coast-yemen-article-1.2832082

Trump allegedly urges his mostly white supporters to “watch other communities” to prevent voter fraud on election day. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/10/trump-election-intimidation-minority-voters/504014/

Documentary filmmaker reportedly arrested while filming pipeline shutdown by North Dakota protesters, footage seized, facing three felony charges. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/15/filmmaker-faces-45-years-prison-reporting-dakota-access-protests

Will Clinton pay for infrastructure spending by giving corporations “a giant wet kiss” tax break?  https://theintercept.com/2016/10/15/d-c-hivemind-mulls-how-clinton-can-pass-huge-corporate-tax-cut/

Write-in votes for Bernie Sanders will only be counted in seven states. http://www.ibtimes.com/how-vote-bernie-sanders-write-ballot-election-day-never-hillary-voters-2431869

Guantanamo detainee’s lawyer wants court to hand over his medical records, says she has received no information “on how al-Hawsawi was tortured, or if he received medical treatment”. http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/10/13/gitmo-court-pushed-for-full-records-on-tortured-saudi.htm

North Dakota drops trespassing charges against “Democracy Now!” journalist Amy Goodman for covering pipeline protest, prosecutor reportedly seeking “rioting” charges instead. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/15/breaking_nd_prosecutor_seeks_riot_charges

Third Michigan prisoner reportedly dead since beginning of prison strike. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/14/headlines/three_michigan_prisoners_die_within_one_month_amid_crackdown_on_prison_strike

600 Minneapolis/St. Paul retail “box store” janitors win union recognition after seven year organizing campaign.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/14/headlines/janitors_in_minneapolis_st_paul_win_union_recognition

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October 16, 2016

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