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Democracy Now! – August 20, 2014

Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas and Jail: Ferguson Police Crack Down on Journalists Covering Protest; “Not Acceptable in a Civilized Society”: Pastor on Ferguson Police Targeting Traumatized Yout; “They Are All Michael Brown”: State Senator Defends Protesters Seeking Justice in Police Shooting; Stop the Violence from Ferguson to Gaza: 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Arrested in St. Louis.

August 20, 2014

    Police: 47 Arrested on 10th Night of Protests in Ferguson, Missouri
    St. Louis Police Fatally Shoot Black Man Miles from Protest
    Top U.N. Human Rights Official: “Apartheid Is Flourishing” in Parts of the United States
    NFL Players Hold Up Hands in Solidarity with Ferguson
    Pentagon Defends Program That Supplied Military Gear to Ferguson Police
    Grand Jury to Consider NYPD Chokehold Death of Eric Garner
    Israel Resumes Assault on Gaza; 11 Palestinians Killed
    Israeli-Palestinian Truce Talks Break Down in Cairo
    Oakland: Protesters Continue Bid to Block Unloading of Israeli Ship
    Islamic State Says U.S. Journalist James Foley Beheaded in Revenge for Iraq Airstrikes
    Iraqi Forces Seek to Reclaim Tikrit from Islamic State
    Ebola Deaths Top 1,200; Liberia Imposes Curfew, Isolates Slum


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