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The Trump Regime Is Beginning to Topple

Over the course of his presidency, Donald Trump has indulged his authoritarian instincts—and now he’s meeting the common fate of autocrats whose people turn against them, according to an article written by Franklin Foer in The Atlantic magazine

The writer said: "As in the case of many such revolutions, two battles are being waged in America. One is a long struggle against a brutal and repressive ideology. The other is a narrower fight over the fate of a particular leader. The president rose to power by inflaming racial tensions. He now finds his own fate enmeshed in the struggle against police brutality and racism.

Trump hid from protests in underground bunker, report says

President Donald Trump was reportedly taken by the Secret Service to an underground bunker beneath the White House that’s intended to defend against terrorist attacks as protesters gathered outside the White House, according to a report in The New York Times.

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The Times said Secret Service was nervous about Trump’s safety Friday night and he was taken to the bunker by Secret Service agents as protesters clashed with police near the White House.

Cynthia McKinney: Racism is in the DNA of the USA

Former US congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has proposed the establishment of a permanent, independent board, similar to the National Transportation Safety Board, empowered with all necessary authority to investigate and impose solutions, including prosecution, to end criminal police behavior as well as prosecutorial misconduct—free from partisan political considerations.

"This proposed board would also be responsible for maintaining statistical data on such things as in-custody deaths, racial and ethnic civilian encounters with police, and other pertinent information. Such a board would make the obvious statement that criminal police behavior and prosecutorial misconduct are unacceptable and are considered anathema to U.S. national security policy," McKinney said in a post on her Facebook account.

Protests continue to sweep US over the death of a handcuffed black man

Protests erupted across the United States late Friday over the death of a handcuffed black man in police custody, with murder charges laid against the arresting Minneapolis officer failing to quell boiling anger.

Demonstrators clashed with police for a fourth straight night in Minneapolis, but riots also raged from New York to Los Angeles in one of the worst nights of national civil unrest in years.

In Atlanta police cruisers were attacked and set ablaze as rallies spun out of control, while in the capital Washington protesters collided with Secret Service agents in heated midnight scenes in front of the White House.

In Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin, the white officer filmed kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed and unarmed George Floyd for nearly nine minutes, was charged with "one count of third-degree murder -- unintentionally causing a death -- and one count of negligent manslaughter".

Manifestations of racial, as violence against African Americans increases

Damascus, (ST) - “I can't breathe” were the last words of help sought by the African American citizen George Floyd as he breathed his last breath under the foot of an American police officer in a crime that reflects the racist approach rooted in the United States in its most heinous forms and highlights the aspects of racial discrimination that the Police  use when dealing with American citizens, especially of African origins .

Floyd's murder that sparked protests bearing the slogan of his recent words “I can't breathe” brings to mind the many and frequent racist murders committed by the US police, whether documented or undocumented, including the murder of the young Villando Castle in 2016 in Minnesota as well and the murder of Eric Garner similarly killed Floyd in New York in 2014.

Such crimes based on racism rooted in the mentality of some white Americans increased significantly after Trump's arrival in the White House in early 2017 and his feeding of these racist and segregation practices on the basis of ethnicity through his inflammatory speeches to his electoral base, of which the far-right groups make up a large part.

Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning for first time

A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time.

Mr. Trump tweeted , without providing evidence: "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent."

Twitter put a warning label in the post and a subsequent tweet under its new policy on misleading information.

President Trump responded by tweeting again , saying the social media giant "is completely stifling free speech".

Twitter's notification displays a blue exclamation mark underneath the tweets, suggesting readers "get the facts about mail-in ballots".

The Guardian: Erdogan supports mercenaries and sends thousands of them to Libya to dominate the eastern Mediterranean

UK's "The Guardian" newspaper has warned that the Turkish regime of Recep Tayyib Erdogan has been supporting mercenaries and sending them from Syria to Libya as part of Ankara's plan for supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean.

In an article written by Bethan McKernan, the Guardian said that between 8.000-10.000 mercenaries are now in Libya to implement "Mavi Vatan, or Blue Homeland", Turkey’s ambitious plan for geopolitical supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean and for excavations for gas off Cyprus's southern coastline in a blatant violation of the Cypriot sovereignty.

In this context the newspaper indicated that Mustafa Karahan, the director of consultancy Dragon Energy, said “the push for control over any oil and gas in the Mediterranean basin is not really an economic project at all: gas supply is not a pressing need or financial imperative for Turkey yet. This is really about the projection of political power.”