October 22, 2016

Arrested Kansas City librarian Steven Woolfolk wins Patriot Award for standing up for patron’s right to ask a question at a public forum.  http://bordc.org/news/steven-woolfolk-receives-october-2016-patriot-award/

Gary Johnson says election coverage is unfair – he was ridiculed for not immediately knowing what Aleppo was but Hillary Clinton said Mosul was on the border with Syria and the press let it slide.  http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-10-20/gary-johnson-says-glaring-double-standard-kept-hillary-clintons-mosul-mistake-from-being-an-aleppo-moment

Clinton supporter reportedly arrested for smearing peanut butter on the cars of people who she mistakenly believed were Trump supporters.  http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/hillary-clinton-supporter-mistakes-town-hall-meeting-for-donald-trump-rally-smears-30-cars-with-peanut-butter-35150315.html

U.N. special rapporteur warns of threats to civil liberties, says government “policies and laws against terrorism and other criminal activity risk unnecessarily undermining the media, critical voices, and activists.”  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/21/un-expert-decries-global-assault-freedom-expression

Closing arguments in Bundy wildlife refuge occupation trial.  http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/federal_conspiracy_case_agains.html

Appeals court reverses lower court dismissal of torture case against Abu Ghraib intelligence contractor CACI – “It is beyond the power of even the president to declare [torture] lawful….” http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/21/appeals-court-reinstates-torture-case-against-infamous-military-contractor

Officers who fatally shot unarmed Minneapolis suspect Jamar Clark while subduing him will not be disciplined says police chief.  “I can say with absolute certainty that I support (their) actions…”   http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-minneapolis-police-discipline-20161021-snap-story.html

Former Iguala police chief arrested in connection with case of 43 missing Mexican students.  http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-iguala-mexico-police-chief-missing-students-20161021-snap-story.html

Jill Stein released from hospital after treatment for pneumonia, live-streamed presidential debate question responses the hospital.  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article109622412.html   And you can watch her respond here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GTPfEsxEGc

Hillary Clinton reportedly missed phone call with French foreign minister due to glitch with her private email system.   http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/21/more-clinton-classified-email-emerges/

Clinton campaign’s Manhattan office closed after workers open envelope with suspicious “white powdery substance”.   http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/10/22/us/ap-us-suspicious-powder-clinton-headquarters.html?_r=0

Clinton reportedly told a crowd at private fundraiser in 2002 that George W. Bush was “selected” president in 2000.    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/10/20/check-out-how-clinton-characterized-george-w-bushs-victory-over-al-gore-during-2002-fundraising-event/

Google reportedly “drops the wall” separating advertising tracking and users’ personal information.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/google-quietly-dropped-ban-on-personally-identifiable-web-tracking/

States deny request by Russia to send election monitors, spokeswoman for Louisiana secretary of state reportedly says they were instructed to refuse by the FBI and Homeland Security.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/10/20/amid-rigged-election-charges-russia-wants-monitor-us-vote/92456558/

“All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50” exhibition opens at Oakland Museum of California, and founding member Bobby Seale is guiding visitors.  http://www.sfchronicle.com/art/article/Oakland-Museum-takes-Bobby-Seale-back-where-Black-9967498.php

Tenth woman reportedly accuses Trump of sexual assault. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/21/headlines/tenth_woman_claims_she_was_sexually_assaulted_by_donald_trump

“Code Pink” anti-war activist Medea Benjamin endorses Jill Stein (actually this happened back in June).  http://thephillywire.com/2016/06/medea-benjamin-endorses-jill-stein-for-president/

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October 22, 2016

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