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Pre-Dawn Noise Demonstration Targets Biden’s Stay In Dallas

Dallas, TX – On Thursday, March 21, members of Palestinian Youth Movement, DFW Anti-War Committee and other Palestine supporters engaged in a 5:30 a.m. noise demonstration outside President Joe Biden’s lodgings at the Fairmont Hotel, lasting until Biden’s speedy departure at 10:30 a.m. Demonstrators banged pots and pans, blew whistles, set off air horns, and in one case played a harmonium. The crowd of about 100 chanted, “If we don’t get no justice, then you don’t get no peace!” and “Wake up Biden! You can’t hide! We charge you with genocide!”

Dallas Delays Moving Homeless Camp After Activists Show Up

Dallas, Texas - Over 40 people delayed the sweeping of a South Dallas homeless encampment on Friday morning, blocking off the camp with their bodies and cars. Some were armed with rifles. “We’re just trying to move people, trying to minimize any risk coming up,” said Jonathan Guadian, who was unarmed and frequently volunteers to help residents of the camp. City staff, which included city marshals, homeless solutions and code compliance, stood at the camp’s edge negotiating with residents and activists before deciding they’d give them more time to move people’s belongings. “We’re here just in peace, we’re not going to use force…it’s never the intent to harm,” said Clifton Knight, a chief deputy with the Dallas Marshal’s Office.

Water Protectors Lock-Down Dallas Mansion Of Kelcy Warren, CEO Of Energy Transfer Partners

DALLAS, TEXAS 10/19 – On Friday morning, Water Protectors locked themselves to gates at the entrance of the residence of Kelcy Warren, CEO and Chairman of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), demanding the company abided by a court-order mandating it provide an evacuation route for the African-American community of St. James, the terminus for their controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline and the end of their Dakota Access Pipeline. The community of St. James lies in the heart of what is dubbed, Cancer Alley, where cancer rates among residents is far higher than the average due to the toxic infrastructure of chemical plants, refineries and pipeline export facilities.

Pipeline Protesters Arrested In Dallas Are ‘Making Sacrifices For All Of Us,’ Local Leader Says

Two protesters were arrested at a North Dallas hotel Thursday morning after interrupting a shareholders meeting to denounce the final phase of construction on Energy Transfer Partners' latest pipeline. Indigenous rights activists Waniya Locke, 36, and Cherri Foytlin, 46, were booked into the Dallas County jail just after noon and face charges of disorderly conduct. They were detained by two off-duty officers working at the meeting, police spokesman Carlos Almeida said. "These are two beautiful, strong, resilient indigenous women ... the way they uphold themselves is something to be admired," Society of Native Nations representative Yolanda Blue Horse said. "They're making sacrifices for all of us." Dozens of protesters gathered in and around the Hilton Dallas/Park Cities in the 5900 block of Luther Lane with signs reading "Caution...

Dallas Organizers Mourn Shooting Victims, Work To Prevent Police Expansion

By Candice Bernd for Truth Out - Long-time Dallas organizers who have worked for years to reform the Dallas Police Department's (DPD) use-of-force practices mourned the July 7 deadly shooting of five Dallas police officers by an unaffiliated gunman, as well as this month's fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, during an observance and rally at Dallas' Margaret Hunt Hill bridge, Sunday, July 10. Some of those organizers had participated in the July 7 peaceful protest in Dallas against the police shootings of Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota

People Arrested For Criticizing Cops On Social Media After Dallas Shootings

By Naomi LaChance for The Intercept - FOUR MEN IN Detroit were arrested over the past week for posts on social media that the police chief called threatening. One tweet that led to an arrest said that Micah Johnson, the man who shot police officers in Dallas last week, was a hero. None of the men have been named, nor have they been charged. “I know this is a new issue, but I want these people charged with crimes,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig. “I’ve directed my officers to prepare warrants for these four individuals, and we’ll see which venue is the best to pursue charges,” he added.

Baton Rouge, Minneapolis And Dallas Through A Father’s Eyes

By Terrance Heath for Moyers and Company - The horrors we witnessed in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas are rooted in racism that has haunted our families for generations, and is perhaps at its deadliest when embodied in law enforcement and embedded in our communities. As I took my oldest son to summer camp on Thursday morning, we rode in uneasy silence, listening to the news of Philando Castile’s death by cop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, outside of the Twin Cities.

Beyond Dallas And Orlando, A Global Arc Of Violence

By William C. Anderson for Truthout - The United States will never be at peace with itself until it resolves the fact that it was birthed through injustice, exploitation and genocide. America, as many call it, was never great for everyone. Now, as problems that have existed since the earliest days of the US project boil over yet again, we should be prepared for what is to come. It shouldn't be hard to imagine what we can expect next from a reactionary state apparatus, when we know what's happened before. Activists and those who resist oppression and the state's attempts at social control should be prepared for the coming repression.

Resisting The Pro-Police Backlash After Dallas

By Nicole Colson for Socialist Worker - THE POLICE KILLING of two Black men--Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, a suburb of the Twin Cities in Minnesota--last week horrified people around the world and brought protesters into the streets in large numbers across the country to proclaim that Black Lives Matter. Yet just as quickly, in Dallas, a man who shot and killed police officers as BLM supporters were demonstrating--killing five officers and wounding several more before being killed himself by police

The President Is Wrong About Dallas, Wrong About Race

By William Boardman for Reader Supported News - hat the President expressed is a conventional wisdom meme, and it is both inadequate and false in so many ways, but it reflects the unhealthy American zeitgeist all too well. Probably this argument will offend some people, but its purpose is to get beyond the popular willingness to be offended and get to a more considered place of comprehension. But first we have to find our way out the mental squirrel cage that keeps our public discourse from viewing our country, our world, and even ourselves with any kind of healthy sense of wholeness and interconnectedness.

Dallas Shooter Was Planning A Bigger Attack

By Staff of Reuters - Baton Rouge has serious problems in their police. They need to be removed from office. Their tactics are totally inappropriate. The gunman who killed five Dallas police officers appeared to have been planning a larger attack, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said on Sunday, after a search of shooter Micah Johnson's home revealed bomb-making materials and a journal.

How Protesters Actually Helped The Dallas Police

By Tom Cahill for US Uncut. Black Lives Matter protesters had been working with local police from the early stages of planning the march, and the demonstration was completely peaceful. In one photo, a white police officer and a black police officer are seen posing with a black protester, all of whom are smiling. Additionally, the organizers of Dallas’ Black Lives Matter march issued a public statement, saying the group “does not condone violence against any human being, and we condemn anyone who wants to commit violence.” As soon as the shooting started, Black Lives Matter protesters helped police by identifying where the shots were coming from. Black Lives Matter

Dallas Police Used A Robot To Kill A Gunman

By W.J. Hennigan and Brian Bennett for Los Angeles Times - Negotiators had been talking for hours with the hunkered-down killer of five police officers in downtown Dallas when the man suddenly resumed firing with an assault rifle. Fearing additional casualties, the officers deployed a small, remote-controlled robot to carry an explosive device near shooter Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, which they then detonated, killing him. “We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was,” Police Chief David Brown said at a news conference Friday morning.

Legal Experts Raise Alarm Over Shocking Use Of ‘Killer Robot’ In Dallas

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - As news emerges that police officers in Dallas, Texas used an armed robot to kill the suspected shooter in Thursday night's ambush, experts are warning that it represents a sea change in police militarization that only heightens risks to human and constitutional rights.

Snipers Kill 5 Police Officers During Dallas Protest

By Nick Visser for The Huffington Post - Downtown Dallas was in lockdown early Friday, after snipers shot and killed five police officers “ambush-style” during a Black Lives Matter protest in the Texas city. At least seven other police officers and two civilians were also injured in the deadliest day for police in the U.S. since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said early Friday three suspects were in custody and police were still in negotiations with another suspect, who was being uncooperative and at times exchanging gunfire with officers in a parking garage.
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