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On its 50th anniversary, the secret Jewish history of Doonesbury – Forward

| October 25, 2020

Celebrating its 50th anniversary on October 26, the comic strip Doonesbury must hold a longevity record for what was originally intended as an undergraduate jape. And it has a surprising amount of Jewish influence. Created by Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury early on peppered a wide range of targets with wry comments, as the Harvard Bulletincommented in 1971, from Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey to Jewish radicals and the Black Panthers

Berkeley man known to police charged with Oakland synagogue vandalism – The Jewish News of Northern California

| October 25, 2020

A suspect was charged Thursday in connection with an alleged hate crime at Oaklands Temple Sinai, where a black swastika was found scrawled in paint on the historic wooden sanctuary doors early Monday morning. Freddie Lee Smith, also known as Zachary RunningWolf, a 57-year-old Berkeley man, was charged with six felonies, including vandalism and violation of civil rights with a hate crime enhancement, according to Alameda County assistant district attorney Teresa Drenick

GOP mailer in the 165th decried as anti-Semitic – The Delaware County Daily Times

| October 25, 2020

*Story updates below* Some members of the local Jewish community are raising concerns over what they say is an anti-Semitic political mailer targeting state Rep.

AP Explains: What’s Behind Trump’s Town Hall Answer on QAnon – WTTW News

| October 25, 2020

Video:What is QAnon, and why does law enforcement consider it to be so dangerous?

Who are the Proud Boys: Englewood business owner proud to lead controversial group – yoursun.com

| October 25, 2020

ENGLEWOOD Bobby Van is proud to be a Proud Boy. In fact, Van is a district president overseeing the Proud Boys Florida Zone 5, which extends from Bonita Springs north to Bradenton. Hes been a member for nearly three years.

What Is a Militia? And Why Is the Word So Controversial These Days? – The New York Times

| October 25, 2020

That drew even more attention to the term, escalating demands to label such groups terrorists. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, wrote on Twitter: Genuine question for the media / law enforcement: why are you calling these armed neo-Nazi groups breaking the law militias instead of gangs or domestic terrorist groups

New Pernod Ricard Initiative Aims to Clean Up Hate Online – BevNET.com

| October 25, 2020

NEW YORK Pernod Ricard USA CEO Ann Mukherjee has called on the advertising industry and social media platforms to join a new initiative to help stop the spread of hate speech online and set new standards for responsible advertising. #EngageResponsibly, which is endorsed by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM), supported by WPP and powered by Salesforce technology, will use the power of collective action to help make social media environments safe and healthy for all users

QAnon: YouTube bans conspiracy theory content that justifies real-world violence – Euronews

| October 16, 2020

YouTube is the latest social network to take action to limit the spread baseless conspiracy theories online. The Google-owned video platform followed the lead of Twitter and Facebook by announcing an expansion of their existing hate and harassment policies on Thursday. YouTube will "prohibit content that targets an individual or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify real-world violence", the company said in a blog post

LEADING NATIONAL AND STATE ADVOCACY GROUPS, BEN & JERRY’S, AND THE SACRAMENTO BEE ENDORSE PROPOSITION 17 – Civilrights.org

| October 16, 2020

YES on Prop 17 Will Restore Voting Rights to Nearly 50,000 Californians Who Have Completed Prison Terms FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts:Shay Franco-Clausen, [emailprotected], 408-966-8157Rafael Medina, [emailprotected], 202.869.0390 SACRAMENTO, CA Today, the Yes On Prop 17 campaign announced a wide array of endorsements from leading national and state advocacy groups, Ben & Jerrys, and The Sacramento Bee in favor of Proposition 17, a measure on the November ballot that would restore the right to vote for nearly 50,000 Californians who have completed their prison terms. Among the latest wave of national endorsers are Color Of Change PAC, Human Rights Watch, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., National Urban League, R Street Institute, The Sentencing Project, and UnidosUS

What You Need to Know About The Trial of the Chicago 7 – The New York Times

| October 16, 2020

Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne) and Rennie Davis (Alex Sharp) were in charge of the National Mobilization Committees Chicago office, and both were former leaders of the Students for a Democratic Society. Hayden was an established organizer of student protests, including the occupation of campus buildings at Columbia University. Davis, the only defendant other than Hoffman to testify, offered a powerful account in court of his experience in Grant Park during the week of the convention, when multiple officers beat him to the point of losing consciousness


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