- New York 08/10/2017 by Linda Perry (WBAI)

Photo: New York Communities for Change
—"Goldman Sachs you can't hide we can see your greedy side!" That's what protesters chanted in front of the global investment banking's headquarters in downtown Manhattan on Thursday. The bank's meeting to secure financing for oil and gas projects was interrupted by Native leaders, New York Communities for Change and Food and Water Watch. Activists blocked the  entrance to the building. The protesters are exposing the bank's hold over the Trump administration and they want Goldman Sachs to stop financing oil, gas, coal, and pipelines. Our report from the action leads the newscast.

—Donald Trump continued warmongering rhetoric against North Korea speaking to reporters, outside his golf resort in New Jersey on Thursday. When asked about his comment Wednesday when he said, “North Korea better not make any threats against the United States or they will be met with fire and fury like they have never seen.” Trump said “It wasn’t tough enough.”

While many in the United States think Donald Trump is a loose cannon and worry about his ability to deal rationally with foreign powers, Trump said people of this country shouldn’t be nervous about increased tensions. He said the United Nations sanctions voted on this weekend against North Korea was good but won’t be effective and he calls on China to do much more, seeming to count on a trade deal in their favor if they play ball, and put pressure on North Korea. 

—The Family of Dwayne Jeune, along with attorneys and Brooklyn Councilmember Jumaane Williams met with Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on the progress of the investigation into the young man’s shooting death by NYPD Officer Miguel Gonzalez. They held a news conference after the meeting on questions surrounding the case. Williams says NYPD body cameras need to be rolled out more quickly and he’s calling for an independent investigation by the Attorney General’s office. Williams wants to know if protocol was followed and whether the current protocol is appropriate in responding to 911 calls regarding New Yorkers with emotional difficulties.  Jeune’s dad says “Right now we are in pain, because this happened like a bolt of lightening."  Meanwhile NYC Mayoral candidate and police reform activist Bob Gangi says police should not be the first responders in psychiatric cases. He offers an alternative. Please click the arrow above for this story and more.