Mayor in Mexico tied to a truck and dragged through streets for ‘failing to fulfill campaign promises’

Maybe something likes this should happen in the states. For the social media censors, just like with Trump, I was just kidding. If you ban me you have ban Donald. Fair is fair. Just saying:

Angry farmers in Mexico abducted the mayor of their village and dragged him through the streets after claiming he went back on key campaign promises.

Police intervened to free Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández, who suffered no major injuries after the ordeal.

A group of protesters armed with clubs and rocks detained the mayor of Las Margaritas and tied him to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him through the streets, according to local news website El Heraldo de Mexico.

Chaos In The White House As No One Is Running Trump’s Impeachment Response

A hollow presidency:

The White House is in a state of chaos as there is no plan, and no one is running Trump’s response to the impeachment investigation.

To the surprise of no one, Jared Kushner is a big player in the impeachment response, but there is no one coordinating strategy or running the response to Trump’s impeachment. It is just the usual White House dumpster fire where Trump tweets or sends a letter and the Republican Party falls into line with today’s talking points.

Donald Trump’s Minneapolis Rally to Be Met With Mass Protests: ”America First’ Is a Racist Lie’

We must resist Trump everywhere:

A coalition of groups has announced it will be protesting against President Donald Trump’s visit to Minneapolis, Minnesota, as he continues his 2020 re-election campaign.

Members from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Anti-War Committee, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union will hold demonstrate against Trump’s political rally in a protest at the Target Center from 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10.

In a press conference announcing the protest, Kent Mori, spokesman for the Anti-War Committee, encouraged others to join the coalition in order to “protest Trump and his racist policies.”

Extinction Rebellion movement kicks off two weeks of civil disobedience around the world

The people will not allow fascism to prevail. We will #resist everywhere. To remain silent means your demise. That is the lesson of history. Let’s support the fight to liberate the 99 percent and in that process save our planet:

Nearly a year after Extinction Rebellion launched in London, the global movement that uses nonviolent civil disobedience to demand ambitious climate action kicked off two weeks of protests on Monday with demonstrations around the world that blocked major roadways and led to arrests.

“Starting on October 7th, for 2 weeks, Extinction Rebellion is calling an International Rebellion. Together, we will peacefully occupy the centers of power and shut them down until governments act on the climate and ecological emergency,” the XR movement says on its website. “Leave your desk. Invite your boss. Walk out of school. Switch off the TV. Put down your phone. Get on the streets. And bring everybody.”

58 Percent support House Impeachment Inquiry: Poll

Trump is in free fall:

More than half of the country supports the House’s impeachment inquiry and nearly half of the country believes the president should be removed from office, according to new numbers from the Washington Post.

That would explain why some Republicans are starting to criticize the Ukraine-whistleblower matter:

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) told the Columbus Dispatch on Monday that President Trump should not have asked Ukraine or China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and he disputed a key element of Trump’s defense for the plea.

Trump’s Betrayal of the Kurds Denounced by Republicans and Democrats alike

This could be the beginning of the end for this traitorous president:

Donald Trump was dangerously isolated on Monday as, in a rare rebuke, some of his most loyal allies revolted against his decision to withdraw US troops from north-eastern Syria.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of Republicans who, having defended the president on almost every other issue – including over impeachment – decided to draw a line in the sand.

“A precipitous withdrawal of US forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime,” McConnell said. “And it would increase the risk that Isis and other terrorist groups regroup.”

He added: “As we learned the hard way during the Obama administration, American interests are best served by American leadership, not by retreat or withdrawal.”

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Profit, not politics: What some Trump allies did in Ukraine

Oh, BTW…

As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic.

Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s massive state gas company. Their plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies, according to two people with knowledge of their plans.

Their plan hit a snag after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lost his reelection bid to Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose conversation with Trump about former Vice President Joe Biden is now at the center of the House impeachment inquiry of Trump.