Unidentified federal officers detain a protester in Portland, Oregon on July 16, 2020. (Photo: Twitter/Screengrab)
Posted in Black Lives Matter Common Dreams Investigations Military News Policing

Trump condemned for authoritarian ‘Abuse of Power’ as Secret Federal Police snatch protesters off Portland streets. Video

“Authoritarian governments, not democratic republics, send unmarked authorities after protesters. These Trump/Barr tactics designed to eliminate any accountability are absolutely unacceptable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, July 17, 2020 Oregon’s Democratic governor and other state…

Click to read full article
Posted in Columns Wade Rathke

Where is antifa when Trump needs them most?

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   Ol’ Donald Trump dropping like a rock with no one to catch his fall. He doesn’t want to talk about race, because he sounds even more the fool than usual. Most…

Click to read full article
Demonstrators and police face off near the White House during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Washington, D.C. on June 3, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery)
Posted in Common Dreams Democracy Justice News

‘American secret police’? Trump deployment of unidentified law enforcement officials across DC sparks alarm

“The United States would normally condemn this tactic if used by dictators of other countries, and its use here directly threatens our democracy.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Saturday, June 6 Civil liberties groups and Democratic…

Click to read full article