2020-05-27: News Headlines

Kevin Zeese (2020-05-27). Launch Of Apartheid Off Campus. popularresistance.org Apartheid Off Campus was born officially just over a week ago and it could not have come at a better time, with the new and ever-mounting challenges the Palestinians have had to face. In this 7-day window, AOC acquired over 2000 followers across three social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. AOC has received far-reaching and overwhelming support from students and activists alike, enough to remind us that now is as perfect a time as any to launch an active, dynamic student-led movement for Palestine. | After an online-only (courtesy of the lockdown!) student campaign launch, hundreds of students a…

Chauncey K. Robinson (2020-05-27). 'I can't breathe!': Minneapolis erupts in protest after murder of George Floyd. peoplesworld.org Civil unrest and outrage have overtaken the city of Minneapolis as a community seeks retribution for the death of yet another Black person at the hands of police. Video footage went viral earlier this week showing four white officers using excessive force and an unauthorized restraint maneuver to arrest 46-year-old George Floyd. George lost his …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-27). Widespread outrage across the US, over the murder of George Lloyd by police. peoplesdispatch.org On May 26, hundreds of protesters were attacked by police in the city of Minneapolis during a protest against the murder of George Floyd, an African-American man, by a police officer on Monday May 25. | Protesters gathered at the intersection where Lloyd was murdered on Tuesday May 26 after the news of his death spread over social media. A memorial for Floyd was organized and people chanted against the police and held up signs condemning institutionalized racism in the US. | Protests were also held outside the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd precinct office building, the circle to which the accused police off…

Massoud Nayeri (2020-05-27). I Can't Breathe. Police Brutality and Social Arrest. globalresearch.ca Every year in the U.S. more than 1,000 poor working people of all races and ethnicities are killed by police. | While President Trump and GOP encourage and glorify police brutality, the Democratic establishment and their functionaries with their racialist politics, …

Elie Mystal (2020-05-27). There's Only One Possible Conclusion: White America Likes Its Killer Cops. thenation.com There's Only One Possible Conclusion: White America Likes Its Killer Cops…

Sarah Lahm (2020-05-27). Thousands Protest George Floyd's Murder in Minneapolis. progressive.org Ending in clashes between armed cops and angry community members, the protest showed the immensity of residents' distrust of police.

Andrew Emett (2020-05-27). 4 Minnesota cops fired after appearing to kill handcuffed man on video. nationofchange.org Recorded on cellphone video physically abusing a handcuffed and motionless man for several minutes, four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday for needlessly causing his death. On Tuesday, the Minneapolis Police Department issued the following press release: "On Monday evening, shortly after 8: 00 pm, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department responded to the 3700 block …

Nkechi Taifa (2020-05-26). Reparations — Has the Time Finally Come? aclu.org During a lull one afternoon when I was a high school student selling Black Panther Party newspapers on the streets of downtown Washington, D.C., in 1971, I sat down on the curb and opened the tabloid to the 10-point program, ""We believe that this racist government has robbed us and now we are demanding the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules … promised 100 years ago as restitution for slave labor…

Staff (2020-05-27). From George Floyd to Chris Cooper: Ibram X. Kendi on "Racist Terror" Facing Black People in America. democracynow.org "I can't breathe" — that's what George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, repeatedly told a white Minneapolis police officer who pinned him to the ground Monday with a knee to his neck. Video of the police attack went viral. Now four officers have been fired. This comes as another video went viral of a white woman calling the cops on a Black man in New York City's Central Park and falsely accusing him of "threatening her life" after he asked her to leash her dog. We discuss these developments and more with Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American Univer…

Staff (2020-05-27). Headlines for May 27, 2020. democracynow.org Four Minneapolis Cops Fired After Shocking Video Shows Killing of George Floyd, Federal Food Program Fails to Reach Millions Even as Child Hunger Surges in U.S., NY Governor Cuomo Shielded Nursing Homes from Liability After Big Campaign Donation, GOP Governors Vie for Republican National Convention as NC Won't Commit to Packed Arena, Yemen's Health System Has "Collapsed" Amid Explosion of Coronavirus Cases, India Resumes Domestic Air Travel Even as COVID-19 Cases Surge, China Completing Plans to Test 11 Million Wuhan Residents for Coronavirus, South Korea Reports 40 New Coronavirus Infections, Highest Level in 7…

Animal Liberation Press Office (2020-05-27). Animal Liberation Prisoner Walter Bond Will be Released from Prison June 18. indybay.org Walter was arrested July 23, 2010 as the alleged ALF "Lone Wolf" charged with arson of the Sheepskin Factory in Colorado. The FBI alleged Bond admitted to an informant to setting two additional fires — one at Tandy Leather Factory, the other at Tiburon (foie gras restaurant), both in Utah. In anonymous communiques, "A.L.F. Lone Wolf" took credit.

Staff (2020-05-27). George Floyd, Chris Cooper and the Racist Terror Faced by Black People in the US. truthout.org "I can't breathe" — that's what George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, repeatedly told a white Minneapolis police officer who pinned him to the ground Monday with a knee to his neck. Video of the police attack went viral. Now four officers have been fired. This comes as another video went viral of a white woman calling the cops on a Black man in New York City's Central Park and falsely accusing him of "threatening her life" after he asked her to leash her dog. We discuss these d…

RT (2020-05-27). Riot cops fire tear gas & rubber bullets as HUGE crowds march in Minnesota after police-involved chokehold death (VIDEOS). rt.com A massive crowd of demonstrators descended upon a police headquarters in Minneapolis to protest a recent killing of an unarmed man. They were met with an arsenal of riot control weapons, including stun grenades and rubber bullets. | Thousands of marchers could be seen around the 3rd police precinct headquarters in Minneapolis on Tuesday, demanding answers after a local man, George Floyd, was killed by an officer's chokehold, despite repeatedly stating that he couldn't breathe. | Hours after the firing of the four cops involved, this is the south Minneapolis intersection near where George Floyd was killed on Me…

RT (2020-05-26). What else? Woke mob wants more blood after 'Ultimate Karen' fired for calling police on black man. rt.com After a viral video showed Amy Cooper mistreating her pet and threatening to call the cops on an African American man and saying he was threatening her life, she has been fired — but that's not enough for the hungry woke mob.

RT (2020-05-26). 'Ultimate Karen' calls cops on 'dangerous' black man who asked her to leash dog, gets put on leave after massive backlash (VIDEO). rt.com A New York woman dubbed the "Ultimate Karen" has been placed on leave and forced to "voluntarily surrender" her pet after being captured calling the cops on a "threatening" black man who merely asked that she leash her dog. | Shared on social media on Monday and set in Central Park, the video opens with a visibly-upset woman walking toward the camera, asking the man filming to "please stop." The situation quickly escalates when he refuses, with the woman vowing to call the police and "tell them there's an African American man threatening my life." | "There is a man, an African American… he is recording me an…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-26). Student leaders, civil society members condemn arrest of activists in India. peoplesdispatch.org Two activists belonging to the women's group Pinjra Tod were rearrested in New Delhi shortly after they were granted bail. The activists had been involved in organizing protests against the government's citizenship law…

2020-05-26: News Headlines

Jamal Rich (2020-05-22). From 'Free Angela Davis' to #NoNewJailsDC: Organizing against incarceration across generations. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) D.C. Chapter and the Claudia Jones School for Political Education, based in Washington, D.C., came together online on the evening of May 18 to co-host an event regarding the twin ideas of freeing political prisoners and prison abolition. The event featured elders from the Communist Party USA who were …

Animal Liberation Press Office (2020-05-26). Animal Liberation Prisoner Walter Bond Will be Released from Prison June 18. indybay.org Walter was arrested July 23, 2010 as the alleged ALF "Lone Wolf" charged with arson of the Sheepskin Factory in Colorado. The FBI alleged Bond admitted to an informant to setting two additional fires — one at Tandy Leather Factory, the other at Tiburon (foie gras restaurant), both in Utah. In anonymous communiques, "A.L.F. Lone Wolf" took credit.

RT (2020-05-26). 'Ultimate Karen' calls cops on 'dangerous' black man who asked her to leash dog, gets put on leave after massive backlash (VIDEO). rt.com A New York woman dubbed the "Ultimate Karen" has been placed on leave and forced to "voluntarily surrender" her pet after being captured calling the cops on a "threatening" black man who merely asked that she leash her dog. | Shared on social media on Monday and set in Central Park, the video opens with a visibly-upset woman walking toward the camera, asking the man filming to "please stop." The situation quickly escalates when he refuses, with the woman vowing to call the police and "tell them there's an African American man threatening my life." | "There is a man, an African American… he is recording me an…

RT (2020-05-26). Woke mob responds to New York's 'Ultimate Karen' being fired with more bloodthirst — what else? rt.com After a viral video showed Amy Cooper mistreating her pet and threatening to call the cops on an African American man and saying he was threatening her life, she has been fired — but that's not enough for the hungry woke mob.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-26). Student leaders, civil society members condemn arrest of activists in India. peoplesdispatch.org Two activists belonging to the women's group Pinjra Tod were rearrested in New Delhi shortly after they were granted bail. The activists had been involved in organizing protests against the government's citizenship law…