Category Archives: In the News

Oppression and Exploitation News July 23 – 29

Struggle for control – staying in power 2020

The federal crackdown in Portland is ‘legal.’ That’s the problem with it. Garrett M. Graff Washington Post July 22, 2020
Department of Homeland Security officials are following the letter of the law — and flagrantly abusing its spirit.

Harm through the government 2020

Najib Razak, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, found guilty in graft trial Richard C. Paddock New York Times July 28, 2020
Mr. Najib was sentenced to up to 12 years in prison and faces fines of nearly $50 million on charges of abuse of power, breach of trust and money laundering.

The Trump administration just admitted it lied about singling out New Yorkers for punishment Editorial Board Washington Post July 26, 2020

Powerful Ohio Republican is arrested in $60 million corruption scheme Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio New York Times July 22, 2020
The House speaker was connected with a conspiracy to enact a $1.3 billion bailout of an energy company, the F.B.I. said.

Trump’s request of an ambassador: Get the British Open for me Mark Landler, Lara Jakes and Maggie Haberman New York Times July 21, 2020
Woody Johnson, the N.F.L. owner, Trump donor and ambassador to Britain, was warned not to get involved in trying to move the tournament to a Trump resort in Scotland, but he raised the idea anyway — and he failed.