In the News this Week
Debra Brown | Monday August 21st 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.
President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has been fired, multiple White House officials told CNN on Friday.
Tens of thousands protest jailing of Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders.
Tens of thousands of people joined a march in Hong Kong protesting the jailing of three pro-democracy leaders for their involvement in the 2014 “Umbrella Movement.” Last week a Hong Kong court sentenced Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow — three young organizers to jail terms ranging from six to eight months. They were convicted of unlawful assembly after they stormed government property in June 2014, leading to the 79-day sit-in of major roads in the heart of the city’s financial district.
Dozens of current and retired officers from the New York Police Department rallied on Saturday morning in support of Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers player lionized and reviled for refusing to stand during the national anthem. The gathering in Brooklyn Bridge Park was organized by Sgt. Edwin Raymond and attended by about 80 officers who wore black T-shirts emblazoned with “#IMWITHKAP.”
Baltimore Confederate monuments taken down overnight.
year and a half after a city panel recommended that four Confederate-linked monuments be removed or altered, Mayor Catherine Pugh decided Tuesday to take them all down overnight citing safety and security after Charlottesville.
Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle.
Dick Gregory, the pioneering satirist who transformed cool humor into a barbed force for civil rights in the 1960s, then veered from his craft for a life devoted to protest and fasting in the name of assorted social causes, health regimens and conspiracy theories, died Saturday in Washington. He was 84.