Punk Poet Lunch: Mid-Day NewsWave Headlines – December 2, 2016

Punk poet John Cooper Clarke receives honorary doctorate

Here’s our pick of news stories for the afternoon. Please support our efforts to support independent voices and donate what you can today!

Keith Lamont Scott shooting

Elizabeth Warren

Tulsi Gabbard and Dakota Access Pipeline protest

Decision reached in Keith Lamont Scott shooting

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(Blasting News) – At least four protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, were arrested for protesting against the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by officer Brentley Vinson on Wednesday night. At least one of the signs held up at the protest read: “How to get away with murder: become a cop.” Mr. Scott was African-American and was shot and killed in September, which started the mass protests. It was reported that Mr. Scott was sitting in a car waiting to pick up his son, reading a book when he was confronted by officers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County officers. An autopsy conducted in October determined his shooting was a homicide.

Elizabeth Warren is the betting favorite to win the 2020 presidential election

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(Blasting News) – Still recovering from the devastating loss from this year’s election, the Democrats promise to be a thorn in the side of a president (oh boy) Donald Trump. We can’t forgive the party for backing Hillary Clinton, who we should accept was a weak candidate. Elizabeth Warren would be far more aggressive and should regret not running this year. So, will she finally run in 2020?

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard to join Dakota Access Pipeline protest

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(Blasting News) – Tulsi Gabbard has been an activist since she was very young, and has served two tours in Iraq to boot. She too believes in the cause against the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

If my participation in this protest helps send one message, it is this: We must protect our fragile water resources for current and future generations.

Prior to this, she would meet with Dictator Trump.

Featured Image by University of Salford via Flickr | colorized, resized and added to by @JonMarkDraws / CC BY 2.0

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