2020-05-29: Social Media Postees

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Minneapolis police leader defending George Floyd's killers tied to 'white power'-linked biker gang
Sarah Lazare | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-29
From The Grayzone vault: The record of a pro-Trump Minneapolis police leader defending the killers of George Floyd reveals a…

The blue plague and black death
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2020-05-29
George Floyd's death by Blue Plague in Minneapolis was widely condemned by the same parties that have encouraged and funded the spread of the fatal contagion.

Against police violence and capitalism, to rebel is justified
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-05-29
Workers World salutes all the brave protesters in Minneapolis, currently ground zero against police terror. We also salute those activists in Los Angeles, Memphis and other cities who are organizing protests and braving the pandemic to be in the streets or in car caravans to show solidarity with the demand: . . . | Continue reading Against police violence and capitalism, to rebel is justified at Workers.org…

Cop who killed George Floyd in Minneapolis had record of brutality
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
Local station KARE 11 reports 13 complaints since 2003 were closed without discipline. Chauvin was awarded a departmental medal of valor in 2009.

Minneapolis Police Murder Handcuffed Man with Neck-Kneel
Niko Georgiades | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
"I can't breathe" were some of the last words of the latest victim to police terror. | Memorial Day in Minneapolis saw the echoing of the same words as Eric Garner before he was killed by police six years …

Twin Cities Protest Death of George Floyd: Day #3
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-05-29
Minneapolis, MN

Mass anger erupts throughout the US in protests against police murder of George Floyd
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
The police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has set off a wave of social anger, sparking demonstrations in Kentucky, Colorado, California, Ohio and other states throughout the country.

Why Does W.E.B. Du Bois Matter Today?
Paul Buhle | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
In their new book, W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History,Charisse Burden-Stelly and Gerald Horne pose the question that every scholar of African American history, a central part of all US history, must sooner or later approach. W.E.B. Du Bois is without question one of the largest, perhaps the very largest, figure in African-American history.

FRSO leader Steff Yorek: '100,000 are dead and capitalism is making the pandemic a human-made disaster'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-28
Minneapolis, MN – Political Secretary of Freedom Road Socialist Organization Steff Yorek stated on May 26, "The United States has just reached a grim milestone, 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 with no end in sight, earning this country the dubious distinction of edging into the top ten for deaths per person, with 30.46 deaths per 100,000." | Meanwhile Trump has continued to show an utter disregard for the loss of life. The federal response has been weak, ineffectual, has intentionally undermined state public health plans and continues to steal PPE and testing supplies from states. | Yorek continued, "Trump is fueli…

Twitter Warns Trump Tweet Glorifies Violence as He Signs Executive Order to Weaken Social Media
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
As President Trump calls Minneapolis protesters "THUGS" and tweets, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," Twitter flags the tweet with a warning it glorifies violence, just as Trump signs an executive order to punish social media companies for how they monitor content. "Trump has prospered through his use of social media and its attention-hoarding algorithms to basically disinform and misinform people," says Ramesh Srinivasan, professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"It Was Murder": Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
As thousands take to the streets of Minneapolis to protest against the police killing of George Floyd for the third night in a row, we go to Minneapolis to speak with City Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. Police pointed an automatic rifle at his head in 2015 when he was peacefully protesting the police killing of another African American man, Jamar Clark. We also speak with Kandace Montgomery with the Black Visions Collective, which is calling for the abolition of police.

"No Justification": Minneapolis Demands Murder Charges for Police Officer Who Killed George Floyd
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-28
Parts of Minneapolis erupted into flames Wednesday night as residents again took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday. A viral video shows Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck for a number of minutes as Floyd repeatedly says "I cannot breathe." Three other officers stood by as George Floyd suffocated. They have been identified as Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. All four officers were fired on Tuesday. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has called on prosecutors to file criminal charges against Derek Chauvin. We speak wit…

'Beyond painful when I see my neighborhood burning': Ex-Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura laments 'no-win situation'
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Legendary Minnesotan Jesse Ventura has mourned for his old neighborhood in Minneapolis, which has gone up in flames amid ongoing protests. The ex-governor told RT America that he sees no easy solution to end the social upheaval. | The demonstrations in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose brutal arrest was filmed and went viral, have hit home with Ventura. | The former Minnesota governor told RT America's Rick Sanchez that the rioting has been occurring just two blocks from his childhood home. "This is very personal to me because it's a neighborhood I grew up in for eighteen years…

Minneapolis 'WAR ZONE': Rioters take over POLICE STATION amid clashes, fires & tear gas (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Demonstrators have broken into a Minneapolis police headquarters, setting fires and destroying everything in sight amid unrest unleashed by the killing of a local black man at the hands of law enforcement. | The Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd precinct headquarters was breached late on Thursday night, with a raucous crowd of protesters seen filing into the building, smashing windows and some attempting to set it ablaze. | Also on rt.com | | WATCH Minneapolis police ABANDON 3rd precinct as protesters TORCH it & celebrate | Precinct is…

'When the looting starts, the shooting starts': Trump says military is ready to act against Minneapolis 'THUGS'
rt.com | 2020-05-29
US President Donald Trump has vowed decisive action to quell unrest in Minneapolis, sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black man, threatening to get the military involved if the city's mayor won't do the job "right." | The ultimatum came early on Friday morning from the president's Twitter handle, slamming Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey as "very weak" and a "radical left mayor," while warning that the federal government would take over the situation if local authorities don't bring it under control. | "I can't stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadersh…

'Don't throw money at black Americans to riot': Candace Owens spars with Soros-funded NGO over alleged hand in Minneapolis unrest
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Conservative firebrand Candace Owens has started a feud with Open Society Foundations, after accusing the George Soros-funded NGO of fueling the ongoing riots in Minneapolis. | Owens speculated that the fires and looting in Minneapolis was being carried out by activists linked to the billionaire, after noting that Police Chief Medaria Arradondo claimed the criminal activity was being instigated by people not native to the city. | "My guess: As he did with Antifa, Democrat George Soros has these thugs on payroll. He is funding the chaos via his Open Society Foundation," the conservative commentator tweeted. | T…

Minneapolis 'thugs' vs Hong Kong 'protesters': Chinese paper accuses Trump of hypocrisy over riots
rt.com | 2020-05-29
President Donald Trump has threatened to stamp out looting and riots in Minnesota with the military. However, his administration's support for rioters in Hong Kong has drawn criticism from China's most influential newspaper. | The death of an unarmed black man at the hands of two police officers in Minneapolis sparked a wave of rioting in the Minnesota city when a video of the incident was made public this week. Now, after three days of violence, looting and arson, President Trump has threatened to send in the military, warning the "thugs" involved that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." | Hu Xiji…

Driver MOWS DOWN protesters in Denver (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-05-29
A female motorist in Denver, Colorado plowed her SUV through a crowd of demonstrators protesting the police killing of an unarmed black man in Minnesota. Local activists have tried to identify the woman on social media. | As protesters blocked a street in downtown Denver on Thursday, one motorist lashed out at the activists, some of whom were holding 'Black Lives Matter' placards. | Video footage captured at the scene shows the woman accelerating through the crowd at an intersection, throwing one man onto the hood of her vehicle. When the man falls off the SUV, the driver turns her vehicle in his direction and…

WATCH Minneapolis police ABANDON 3rd precinct as protesters TORCH it & celebrate
rt.com | 2020-05-29
A police headquarters in Minneapolis is engulfed in flames after protesters breached the building and set it ablaze amid riots over a recent police killing. Officers fled the scene, having lost all control of the situation. | Less than an hour after the break-in at the 3rd police precinct late on Thursday night, flames had spread to nearly the whole building, with a crowd of demonstrators gathered outside celebrating as police staged a retreat. RT's Sophia Narwitz reported live from the main protest area. | Precinct on fire. pic.twitter.com/JfxP9nIjGd– Sophia Narwitz…

Twitter at war? Trump's warning to Minnesota 'thugs' flagged for 'glorifying violence'
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Twitter has claimed Donald Trump violated its rules by vowing a tough response to rioting in Minnesota. The social media platform flagged the tweet, saying it "glorified violence." | The US president tweeted that he would take action if order was not restored to Minneapolis. | "We will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts," Trump wrote, noting that the military could get involved. | | © Twitter | Hours later, Twitter attached a notice to…

FBI seeks more proof of 'criminal excessive force' in George Floyd killing as outraged public demands immediate arrests
rt.com | 2020-05-29
The FBI and local prosecutors say they need more evidence before they can file charges against officers involved in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Angry residents claim investigators are dragging their feet. | While Minnesota officials said a "robust and meticulous" probe into Floyd's death is underway at a press conference on Thursday, they noted the investigation still needed to show that the officers broke any laws, with Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman warning against any hasty indictments. | "I will not rush to justice, I'm going to do this right," Freeman said, adding that the footage of…

Hero Moscow taxi driver saves woman from capture & torture after she orders a ride
rt.com | 2020-05-29
A Russian taxi driver is being hailed as a hero for helping to save a woman from captivity. While en route to pick her up, the hostage relayed her story to the driver through a taxi app, he subsequently called the cops. | …

Minneapolis mayor calls on National Guard to tackle riots over police killing of black man
rt.com | 2020-05-28
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is seeking help from the National Guard to control a wave of violent riots across the state, following the police killing of unarmed black civilian George Floyd. | Following widespread looting, a shooting, and police using tear gas on Wednesday night, Frey has asked for the state's National Guard to be deployed. | The mayor said he has spoken with the governor's office "several times" about the riots, and has also requested the help of state police. | Police firing from the roof of the precinct. pic.twitter.com/P0QYhTt67A– Sophia Narwitz…

Woman in wheelchair 'with knife' sprayed with fire extinguisher after confronting looters in Minneapolis Target (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-05-28
A white woman in a wheelchair was involved a violent altercation with a group of mostly black people looting a Target shop in Minneapolis. It was one episode in a wider spree of riots amid outrage over police brutality. | One of the videos of the incident apparently shows the backdoor of the shop and looters attempting to carry out stolen goods past the woman, who tries to stop them. A person shouts: "She's stabbing people, she's got a knife!" after which the woman is sprayed with a fire extinguisher. It is difficult to tell from the video whether she was actually armed. | At the Target in Minneapolis that was…

Twin Cities public transit shuts down in effort to contain Minnesota riots & looting
rt.com | 2020-05-28
Light rail and bus transport in Minneapolis and St. Paul has been ordered to shut down as looting and riots following the death of a black man in police custody headed into the second day and threatened to spread. | Twin Cities Metro Transit had already suspended two major light rail lines serving the area around the 3rd Precinct police station in Minneapolis, after the nearby Target shopping center and several other businesses had been looted and destroyed. All other light rail and bus lines were suspended on Thursday afternoon for the rest of the day, and may or may not reopen on Friday. | Out of concern for…

Battleground Minnesota: Disturbing VIDEOS show aftermath of violent riots over police killing of black man
rt.com | 2020-05-28
A night of rioting and looting has left multiple buildings torched and businesses ransacked in Minneapolis, after protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man escalated into violence. | Footage from the scene shows the scale of the destruction, with the city's streets starting to resemble a war zone. On Wednesday night, multiple buildings across the city were set on fire, with smoke and fire still billowing from the ruins in the morning. | This is war torn America. We should all be ashamed. pic.twitter.com/sYTCGd5Hok– üá∫&u…

Minnesota National Guard: Stand Down For Black Lives
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
We write you as fellow veterans and service members with full knowledge of what's at stake as many of you are being asked to mobilize against civilians in your own country. As your neighbors fill the streets demanding the justice this country promised them, your command is undoubtedly telling you that you're being activated in service to your community. And yet, it is your community members who fill the streets, while your Commander in Chief tweets about using you to murder people over something as insignificant as property damage. A moral choice lies before you. As veterans who have faced similar tests of consci…

Minneapolis Protests Police Murder Of George Floyd: Day 2
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man named George Floyd to death in a disturbing video that went viral Monday night. On Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey called on Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to file criminal charges against Officer Chauvin. Chauvin and three other officers involved in Floyd's were fired on Tuesday. Such a quick firing of officers after a police kil…

Minneapolis Natives Condemn Man's Death In Custody, 'Racist Ideologies'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
The death of a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis has stoked anger and frustration among many Native people in the city. | Leaders say relations with law enforcement have remained strained in more than 50 years since the American Indian Movement was founded here in response to alleged police brutality. | The Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors Group, a collaborative of 30 Native organizations operating in the Twin Cities, released a scathing public letter Wednesday condemning George Floyd's death, along with the "ongoing and systemic racist ideologies that continue to run strongly" through the…

Bus Drivers Refuse To Help Police, Prison Labor Replaces Meatpackers And More
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
With protests erupting all over Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, cops are attempting to arrest protesters in mass. | However, some bus drivers in Minneapolis are refusing to use their buses to transport protestors to jail. | "As a transit worker and union member, I refuse to transport my class and radical youth," Minneapolis bus driver Adam Burch told Payday. "An injury to one is an injury to all. The police murdered George Floyd and the protest against is completely justified and should continue until their demands are met." | While it would be illegal for Burch's union to call for a wildcat strike, h…

Statement on the lynching of George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-28
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Frank Chapman, Executive Director National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | Yet another murder of an unarmed Black person in the month of May. Finan Berhe, in Springfield, MD, Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, GA, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, KY and now George Floyd in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN and all this in the worst pandemic in a century. What an outrage, what an American made tragedy that the lynching of Black people continues unabated, that racist terror continues to stalk the land like a beast of prey. With the brutal, callous…

Uprising underway in Minneapolis
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-28
Minneapolis, MN

Salt Lake to protest police killings on national day of action May 30
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-28
Salt Lake City, UT

Minneapolis police investigate 'homicide' amid reports of 'looter shot dead by pawn shop owner'
rt.com | 2020-05-28
A suspected looter has reportedly been shot and killed in Minneapolis after a protest over police brutality escalated into a full-blown riot, with a law enforcement spokesman confirming one homicide amid the unrest. | Though few details have yet emerged about the murder

Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 2
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-05-28
Minneapolis, MN

Police repress protests demanding justice for George Floyd
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-28
Protests broke out in Minneapolis following the brutal murder of 46-year-old George Floyd at the hands of a city police officer. The protests, demanding justice for Floyd and an end to racist police violence, were met with violent repression by the police who fired tear gas, water cannons and attacked protesters with batons. His family and social movements in the US demand that the officers responsible for his murder be brought to justice.

NLG in Solidarity with Minneapolis Following Police Killing of George Floyd
commondreams.org | 2020-05-28

Minnesota rolls out National Guard to stop riots & looting, 'ensure safety' of peaceful protests over George Floyd killing
rt.com | 2020-05-28
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has called in National Guard units after law enforcement failed to "provide safety" in Minneapolis as furious protests over the police killing of George Floyd erupted into vandalism, arson and looting. | Meeting an earlier request from the city's mayor to bring the situation under control, the Guard was activated on Thursday in the wake of intense street confrontations and chaos the night prior, which saw a number of businesses burned down and destroyed and at least one man killed, reportedly a looter. | "Unfortunately, some individuals have engaged in unlawful and dangerous activit…

Dozens arrested in NEW YORK as protests over George Floyd's death spread nationwide (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-05-28
At least 30 protesters in New York City were arrested after clashing with police over the death of an African-American man in Minneapolis earlier this week, as NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the killing on racism. | Dozens of people were taken into custody at Union Square in Manhattan on Thursday evening, local media reported. After breaking up that demonstration, the NYPD moved to check reports of other protests near the police headquarters and City Hall. | Protesters reportedly threw bottles and trash cans at police, and one officer was injured. | Union Square, NY right now. I'm relieved to see some white f…

From George Floyd to Chris Cooper: Ibram X. Kendi on "Racist Terror" Facing Black People in America
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-27
"I can't breathe"

Handcuffed Man Dies After Minneapolis Cop Kneels On His Neck
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-27
Four officers are fired after one was caught on video kneeling on a man's neck. The man later died. The FBI has joined the investigation and witnesses say the officer was kneeling on his neck for several minutes as he pleaded for help.