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PBC News & Comment: Briefed on Wildfires, Trump Clings to Climate Denial

In short visit to California, Trump rejects pleas from governor and officials to acknowledge, address climate change; he offers fantasies…–Biden says in second Trump term, “these hellish events will continue”

SF Chronicle political writer notes that Biden is straddling on climate, trying to win key states like Pennsylvania

–wildfire recap—estimated 35 dead to date in coastal states

–the false claims that antifa is setting fires leads to armed responses from people who should be evacuating

–former CA Gov. Jerry Brown says “we are causing this”

–Hurricane Sally bears down on Gulf Coast, and a Sharpie won’t change its course

–Assange extradition hearing is delayed, again, as proceedings disrupted by possible hacking

–the spying on Assange at embassy by Spanish firm is being investigated in Spain, and US is trying to impede it

WSWS also reports on Amazon’s surveillance of its employees

–at The Grayzone, Gareth Porter exposes the exaggerated claims, most recently from Microsoft, that Russia is hacking election sites

–when Trump dispatches feds to cities, they bring surveillance gear and funding with them

–24 progressive groups urge Congress not to renew surveillance law

–in Compton, lone gunman tries to execute 2 deputies, who survive

–Trump’s “retribution” comment suggests that accused Portland shooter Reinoehl was executed by US marshalls

–in Clayton County, GA, Black man was beaten by deputy during traffic stop—and the victim wasn’t even driving

–protests in Lancaster, PA after cop shoots man who reportedly chased him with knife

–in detailed expose in SF Chronicle, Otis R. Taylor, Jr. details ongoing police misbehavior in Vallejo

–in new, in-depth interview, journalist Max Blumenthal unpacks his investigative report on efforts to suppress Planet of the Humans

–Dems embrace voter suppression, try to use technicalities to boot Green Party candidates from ballot in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

–federal judge blocks Postal Service from delivering inaccurate mailer to voters

–our daily Covid-19 update, edited by Linda Lewis