PACIFIC NORTHWEST ANTIFA NOTES // #33456844

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Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) said President Trump’s attacks on four minority female House members were “disgusting” and “despicable.”

Bass, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, said she “thought it was terrible they even had to do that,” after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) called a press conference to denounce Trump’s remarks.

“When will this president stop?” asked Bass.

“Just when we think he’s hit bottom, he finds ten feet lower to go,” she said. “His racist, bigoted, stereotyped assault on the four women … it was just so disgusting and despicable.” 

Bass added that what made her sadder was that Republicans “could not even call that racism.”
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/453255-democratic-lawmaker-on-trumps-attacks-on-minority-lawmakers-when-will-this-president-stop
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State terrorism: Torture on the back streets of Athens.

On Thursday 27th of July around 2 in the morning in Athens, on Bouboulinas st. in Exachia neighborhood, a squadron of greek cops kidnapped and tortured an anarchist immigrant. Straight away they began to torture me with a barrage of kicks, using racist and fascist insults. Meanwhile, the police stated that my offense is that I am an anarchist and belong to a known political group of Exarchia. Then the squadron of riot cops forced me into a dark alley. They laid me on the ground and they tried to break my ribs by kicking; I placed my hand on my ribs to protect them. They took away my hand from my ribs and tried to break my fingers with their shields. In order to protect my fingers, I pulled my hand under my belly. At that moment, they hit my ribs again to break them. This action lasted a long time, until one of the cops proposed to break my wrists. So they placed my hands on the curb stone to break them with batons, but I managed to pull my hands away. This escalated their anger, and by saying fascist and racist insults, they all started to beat me. They beat me for more than one and a half hours. All the while they were taking several photos of me getting beaten up, as well as when I was lying semi conscious on the street. When cops realized that my body had been seriously damaged and I was not able to move, they started to play a game with me, telling me “you have ten seconds to leave from here, if we catch you again, we will kill you”, and two cops moved a little bit ahead of me to catch me again. They hit my knee several times with batons to make sure that I can not escape. When one of them turned to look behind him, with all of the pain that I had, I started running. One of the cops tried to catch me again but I could escape by running up Tositsa and seek help at a nearby house of comrades.

Solidarity paramedics came immediately and after examination, told me I should go to hospital. There they found that aside from severe bruising all over my body and head wounds, I aslo had a fructured spinal joint.
https://athens.indymedia.org/post/1590371/

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He also wrongly claimed that Omar had made comments praising Al-Qaeda and he stated, wrongly, that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is racist.

A reporter asked Trump about Pelosi’s comment, in which she said Trump wanted to “make America white again. “

“That’s a very racist statement — somebody who would say that,” Trump replied. “Speaker Pelosi said, ‘make America white again.’ Let me tell you, that’s a very racist statement. I’m surprised she’d say that.”

The president later added that Omar “hates Jews.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/trump-goes-nuts-after-speech-calls-pelosi-very-racist-and-claims-ilhan-omar-loves-al-qaeda/
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As Seen on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/TheOnlySprout/status/1150817453905272832%20

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Submitted to Enough 14.

From early in the morning, there had been detentions that were supposed to be subpoena for the next day, Friday 12th.They have been taking people to their police station with different methods, such as searching for them in their own homes, identity theft, threats and illegal detentions on the street. The answer was prompt, and a support rally for the detainees was called outside the police station. The people in custody had to undergo an unnecessary entry process to jail, as they might have been called for appearance either judicially, if it applies, or regularly, but, as usual for the repression, the Spanish police chose a more aggressive procedure, as well as a humiliating and vexatious treatment.
The alleged crime is the handout of flyers exposing the party’s radical nature, as well as its political program, which pursues a return to rough times when rights and freedom were persecuted and restricted. If we look at the energy and the effort that organization has been using for trying to stop us and, now, putting us into custody, we can see that this kind of action can be effective for countering the rise of the far right. It also shows that this kind of propaganda actions, like the distribution of informative flyers, undermines VOX’s attempts to provoke and, more generally, to throw fits and get a visibility as persecuted victims.
https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/07/15/operation-odium-5-antifas-detained-for-handing-out-flyers/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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While Carola is for now released from detention, the people who were on board of the Sea Watch 3 are not yet in safety and the Sea Watch 3 is still confiscated. Many other people involved in sea rescue are still facing trials: At the same time, the Juventa crew and captain Pia Klemm is brought before Italian courts for saving thousands of lives.

But it is not only white, European sea rescuers who face persecution. The criminalization and persecution of migrants who have less international visibility is even much worse. On the Greek Islands, people fleeing to Europe are arrested from rubber dinghies on a daily basis for no other reason than driving their own boat or calling for help in case of accidents. After months of pre-trial detention, in a farce of trial most of them are literally convicted for hundreds of years in prison, that they usually have to serve as a 25 or 10 years prison sentences. Their lives are apparently considered worthless, they are criminalized just because they were born in a non-European country.
https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/07/04/freerackete-reportback-demo-in-mytilini-lesvos/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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Following the September 2017 magistrates’ court decision, Cottrell made an immediate bid for appeal.

In February, his application to fight for “free speech” in the high court was rejected, after arguing he was charged with an “invalid law” under the Australian constitution.

He then made moves to take the matter to the supreme court of Victoria, via its court of appeal.

He argued the matter was at odds with Victoria’s charter of human rights and responsibilities, which permits freedom of thought, conscience, religious belief and expression.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/16/far-right-extremist-and-convicted-racist-blair-cottrell-fails-in-supreme-court-appeal-bid

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That was the central question of the hearing, the second conducted on white nationalism by the civil rights and civil liberties subcommittee. It is a question without an easy answer, because while U.S. law does define domestic terrorism, there is no specific criminal charge for it. That means white nationalists can be prosecuted on charges related to weapons, hate crimes and other laws, but they are not prosecuted or punished the same way as terrorists affiliated with a foreign group like the Islamic State would likely be.

Similarly, the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center is not allowed to track purely domestic terrorists, including white nationalists.
https://news.yahoo.com/house-white-nationalism-hearing-130228990.html
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“There was a little bit of life left, and that’s now been completely stamped out,” said a former DHS official who worked in intelligence. “They made a decision to get rid of the whole counter-terrorism mission of I&A.”

The diminution of DHS’s work in counterterrorism intelligence—it once regularly provided reports to local, state and regional law enforcement agencies—began a decade ago. In the spring of 2009, the non-Islamic domestic terrorism team at DHS produced a report warning of a rise in radical right terror, largely in an angry response to the election of the nation’s first black president.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/as-the-white-nationalist-body-count-surges-trumps-department-of-homeland-security-retreats

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