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Trump threatens to send National Guard to Portland if violent protests continue

President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the National Guard to quell Portland protests during a speech in Midland, Texas on Wednesday afternoon - hours after he backed down and agreed to remove federal troops from the city

President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy the National Guard to quell Portland protests in an apparent attempt to save face hours after he backed down and agreed to remove federal troops from the city.  Trump once again decried ‘agitators and anarchists’ in Portland during an address in Midland, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon following the…

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Defund the police? Canadians split along generational lines, Ipsos poll suggests – National

Defund the police? Canadians split along generational lines, Ipsos poll suggests - National

Canadians are divided on the question of whether to defund police agencies, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. The poll found 51 per cent of Canadians support the idea of defunding the police and reallocating those funds to other services, like housing or mental health, while 49 per cent…

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Wall of Moms: Mothers form human shield to protect Portland protesters – National

Wall of Moms: Mothers form human shield to protect Portland protesters - National

Mothers came together in Portland, Ore., to form a human shield — a Wall of Moms — to protect activists protesting the treatment of Black people in the U.S. Protests over police brutality and racial inequality in the wake of George Floyd‘s death have been ongoing for more than 50 days. Read more: Portland protests…

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Essential workers to walk off job in U.S. over racial inequality – National

Essential workers to walk off job in U.S. over racial inequality - National

Organizers of a national workers strike say tens of thousands are set to walk off the job Monday in more than two dozen U.S. cities to protest systemic racism and economic inequality that has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” labor unions, along with social and racial justice organizations…

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‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in front of NYC Trump Tower defaced for 2nd time this week – National

‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in front of NYC Trump Tower defaced for 2nd time this week - National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted July 18, 2020 4:08 pm     Updated July 18, 2020 4:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A “Black Lives Matter” street mural in front of Manhattan’s Trump Tower has been vandalized with paint for the second time in…

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Slave trader’s statue in Britain replaced by Black Lives Matter protester – National

People take pictures of the sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester standing on the empty plinth previously occupied by the statue of slave trader Edward Colston, in Bristol, Britain, July 15, 2020.

A sculpture of a Black protester with her fist raised in the air has been erected in place of a 17th Century English slave trader whose statue was toppled by anti-racism demonstrators last month in Britain’s port city of Bristol. Edward Colston, who made a fortune from trading in West African slaves, was pulled down and…

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