Hundreds Arrested at Capitol While Protesting for Voting Rights, Minimum Wage | Portside

WASHINGTON (RNS) — As police escorted a demonstrator in a wheelchair away from the chanting throng descending on the Capitol Monday (Aug. 2), fellow protesters turned to watch the person go. The group paused for a moment, then altered their call.They screamed in unison: “Thank you! We love you!”The lone protester nodded, fist raised. The crowd erupted in applause. 

Source: Hundreds Arrested at Capitol While Protesting for Voting Rights, Minimum Wage | Portside

Kenosha Unsurprising 

Kyle Rittenhouse, the demented white teenager affiliated with right-wing militia and thanked for his service by local police, shot two protesters dead in the streets of Kenosha with an AR-15 and then walked right past Kenosha County police with his weapon around his shoulders. The nation is saturated with deadly assault weapons at the behest of the neofascistic National Rifle Association. Psychotics and sociopaths regularly gain access to weapons of mass destruction like AR-15s in the “armed madhouse” that is contemporary America. More

Source: Kenosha Unsurprising – CounterPunch.org

Federal Agents Retreat to Portland Base as Protesters Control Streets 

Night upon night the chant goes up in front of Portland’s federal courthouse: “Whose streets?”The answer depends on the hour of the day. After Donald Trump sent federal agents to take control of a city he said had been abandoned by its mayor to anarchists and mob rule, the protesters still turning out in support of Black Lives Matter can make a legitimate claim that these are, as the chant goes, “our streets”. 

Source: Federal Agents Retreat to Portland Base as Protesters Control Streets | Portside