In the News this Week
Debra Brown | Monday July 31st 2017
In the news this week By Team ATPB
With the state of current affairs in the US and around the world, we’re staying up to date on as much news as we can. Like many of you, we devour everything that is published on the Trump administration in an effort to keep informed about its horrible policies and so that we can share them with everyone we know (read about them every month in Nia’s “F*ck Donald Trump” series). Here’s a list of the articles and headlines about Trump and beyond that caught our attention this weekend. Check back every Monday and Friday for weekly updates. And, please share any articles that catch your attention, because sharing information is one of the most important things you can do at this moment.
Google used its Google Doodle to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the “Silent Parade” on Friday. The parade was one of the first forms of protest arranged by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or the NAACP. The parade took place on July 28, 1917, when 10,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan to silently march in protest for the unfair and often violent treatment of African Americans across the United States. It was the first major act of protest against the violent treatment of a race the country had ever seen, according to the NAACP.
U.S. flexes military muscle after North Korea’s ICBM test.
The United States confronted North Korea on Sunday over its latest missile test amid signs that time is running out to halt the rogue nation’s headlong rush to build a nuclear weapon capable of reaching American cities. The U.S. flew two B-1 bombers over South Korea in a show of force after North Korea again tested an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday. Vice President Pence said Sunday that the U.S. and its allies plan to increase pressure on North Korea to end its nuclear program.
Putin responds to sanctions, orders U.S. to cut 755 embassy workers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that the United States will have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 by Sept. 1 in response to expanded U.S. sanctions. He said he ordered the move because he “thought it was the time to show that we’re not going to leave that without an answer.” The Senate voted Thursday 98-2 to approve a new package of tougher financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The main goal of the legislation was to punish Moscow for meddling in the 2016 presidential election and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.
Reince Priebus Is Forced Out as Trump’s Chief of Staff.
Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff was pushed out on Friday after a six-month tenure, and President Trump replaced him with John F. Kelly, the secretary of homeland security and retired four-star Marine general. Mr. Trump announced the change via Twitter. The dismissal came the day after it was revealed that Anthony Scaramucci, the White House communications director, had called Mr. Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic” and smeared Steve Bannon, the president’s chief strategist.
Donald Trump tells police: Don’t be too nice to suspects.
Human rights campaigners, activists and police have raised concern over Donald Trump’s apparent endorsement of police brutality, at a time when officers in the United States are under scrutiny for their use of excessive force. The president on Friday advocated rougher treatment of people in custody while delivering a speech on gang violence and illegal immigration.
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