2020-06-07: News Headlines

Sam Levin (2020-06-07). Movement to Defund Police Gains 'Unprecedented' Support Across US. zcomm.org Activists say the way to stop police brutality and killings is to cut law enforcement budgets and reinvest in services. Some lawmakers now agree…

Staff (2020-06-06). Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, And California's Environmental Racism. therealnews.com This week the climate justice movement says Black Lives Matter, disaster capitalists are still looting Puerto Rico, and California is neglecting to fix the environmental racism of its oil infrastructure.

Dave Lindorff (2020-06-06). Cop pushes old white man over backwards, leaves victim bleeding and unconscious after head hits sidewalk hard. nationofchange.org This cancer of a creeping police state and of rampant brutality in our communities will continue and grow worse.

Noam Chomsky (2020-06-06). Trump Has Adopted a "Viva Death!" Approach to the Presidency. zcomm.org The protests are not just calling for an end to police brutality in Black communities, but for much more fundamental restructuring of social and economic institutions…

Abbianca Makoni (2020-06-06). The Movement for Black Lives in London. progressive.org U.K. protesters are marching in solidarity while calling out structural racism at home.

Fight Back (2020-06-06). LA protests bring demands to mayor's house, Hall of Justice and City Hall, defeats curfew. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Only a week after marches, protests and car caravans demanding justice for George Floyd and victims of the Los Angeles Police Department broke out across Los Angeles, this rebellion has already begun to win concessions from the LA city government. While Mayor Garcetti and the LAPD initially repressed the uprising of Angelenos by instituting a 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, calling in the National Guard, and mass-arresting those struggling in the streets, attempts to stop the momentum of protesters have failed. In particular, actions organized on June 2 and 3 by Black Lives Matter-LA – first at the man…

pip.hinman (2020-06-07). Indigenous youth leader: 'We are rising up against police brutality against First Nations people'. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-06-06). 50,000 turn out for Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney. greenleft.org.au

M4BL & Rising Majority (2020-06-07). Saturday 6/6: M4BL: Making Meaning Of This Moment In Defense of Black Lives (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream & Zoom | RSVP: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_650W…

El Pueblo (2020-06-07). Friday 6/5: Black Lives Matter Die In at San José City Hall. indybay.org

M4BL (2020-06-07). Friday 6/5: Movement for Black Lives Virtual Rally (Video). indybay.org Online video of livestream (earlier today)…

SF Sangha San Francisco Spirtual Friends (2020-06-07). Sunday 6/7: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Civic Center Plaza (NW corner – McAllister and Polk)…

Once Again Pac (2020-06-07). Saturday 6/6: Standing With Black Lives Matter Livestream Panel (Once Again Pac). indybay.org Online livestream: www.facebook.com/onceagainpac/

WSWS Repost (2020-06-07). Police kill unarmed 22-year-old man in Vallejo, California. indybay.org The Vallejo, California Police Department has a well-established track record of brutality and murder. | On Tuesday, June 2, Vallejo police gunned down an unarmed 22-year old whose last text sent was one asking his sisters to sign a petition protesting the police murder of George Floyd.

BMBAI (2020-06-06). Friday 6/5: Lifting Up Black lives. indybay.org Oakland City Hall | 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza | Oakland, CA…

The Canary (2020-06-06). Black Lives Matter protests spread to three continents. thecanary.co Thousands of people have rallied in Europe and Australia to honour George Floyd and to voice support for the Black Lives Matter movement.The worldwide wave of solidarity following the killing of Floyd in Minneapolis also served to highlight racial discrimination outside the United States.In Paris, demonstrators tried to gather in front of the US Embassy, defying restrictions imposed by authorities because of the coronavirus pandemic. | They were met by riot police and French security forces sealed off the embassy behind an imposing ring of metal barriers and roadblocks."You can fine me 10,000 or 20,000 times, the…

The Canary (2020-06-06). Horse bolts through crowd as police harass demonstrators at peaceful Black Lives Matter rally. thecanary.co A horse bolted through a crowd of people in central London during a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday 6 June. The incident took place after police mounted on horses clashed with protesters at a peaceful rally outside Downing Street.The London protest was carried out peacefully for much of Saturday afternoon, but scuffles began at around 6pm when police tried to harass protesters. Videos circulating on social media showed mounted police charging through protesters to try and disperse them. One officer appeared to fall off their horse, which then bolted — sending crowds of people scattering.The trouble fl…

RT (2020-06-06). Leverkusen wunderkind Wirtz makes history in Bundesliga defeat to Bayern as players mark match with 'Black Lives Matter' tributes. rt.com Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Florian Wirtz became the youngest scorer in Bundesliga history when the 17-year-old struck a late consolation for his team against table-topping Bayern Munich on Saturday. | Second half substitute Wirtz netted the final goal of the game as Leverkusen fell 4-2 to visitors Bayern, cutting inside from the right to curl past Manuel Neuer from 15 yards out in the 89th minute. | At 17 years and 34 days old, Wirtz became the youngest ever scorer in German top-flight history, breaking the previous record set by Nuri Sahin, who was 17 years and two months old when he scored for Borussia Dort…

RT (2020-06-06). 'GO HOME, BLACKFACE': Trudeau's kneeling in solidarity with George Floyd movement backfires. rt.com Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a knee in support of the anti-racist protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd at an Ottawa rally, but was quickly reminded of little action on racial issues at home. | Trudeau joined dozens of demonstrators outside the Canadian parliament who rallied in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US and over the death of Floyd, an African-American during his arrest by a white police officer. He did not speak at the event, but clapped and nodded along with other speakers and chants. | His kneeling has been hailed by his supporters as he might be the first…

RT (2020-06-06). 'GO HOME BLACKFACE': Trudeau's kneeling in solidarity with George Floyd movement backfires. rt.com Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a knee in support of the anti-racist protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd at an Ottawa rally, but was quickly reminded of little action on racial issues at home. | Trudeau joined dozens of demonstrators outside the Canadian parliament who rallied in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US and over the death of Floyd, an African-American during his arrest by a white police officer. He did not speak at the event, but clapped and nodded along with other speakers and chants. | His kneeling has been hailed by his supporters as he might be the first…

RT (2020-06-06). 'We all bleed the same color': Thousands of demonstrators turn out for BLM protests across Germany (PHOTOS/VIDEOS). rt.com Huge rallies across Germany mark yet another European country to see anti-racism protests inspired by Black Lives Matter demonstrations that began in the US. | Videos and photographs show hundreds of people assembled on the banks of the Rhine River in the city of Cologne as they hold signs reading "End police brutality" and "We all bleed the same color." | Danke Was fà§llt auf? Mit 33Jahren gehà∂re ich zu den à§lteren Teiln…

RT (2020-06-06). Bank Lives Matter? Internet implodes after JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon kneels in front of giant vault. rt.com The growing trend of kneeling to show solidarity with the 'Black Lives Matter' movement has apparently been adopted by banker Jamie Dimon, triggering an avalanche of disbelief and mockery on social media. | The CEO of JPMorgan Chase was photographed taking a knee in front of a large bank vault on Friday, sparking speculation that he was expressing support for anti-racism protests that have spread across the United States. | His bank declined to confirm whether there was a deeper meaning behind the photograph, but Dimon had previously voiced sympathy for the demonstrations, stating that Chase was "committed to…

RT (2020-06-06). George Floyd protest is 'for the benefit' of 'democratic struggles' abroad, says US group known for promoting regime change. rt.com The National Endowment for Democracy, a soft-power group mostly known for splashing government dollars on pro-US influence campaigns overseas to enforce regime change, has endorsed protests against police brutality at home. | Also on rt.com | | In a statement on Friday, the NED came out in support of the protests against the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, which, while originally peaceful, spiralled into violence, wreck…

RT (2020-06-06). 'We're coming to get you out of the White House': NBA champion sends warning to Trump amid George Floyd protests. rt.com Former basketball star Stephen Jackson promised US President Donald Trump that he will not be re-elected this fall as protests against police brutality hit all of the states and receive support from overseas. | "I'm making you a promise, you will not be in the White House come November. You will not be reelected, I'm telling you now," Jackson, who won an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003, said in a video posted on Instagram. | "We're coming to get you out of the White House," he said. | Jackson earlier told the media that he became a close friend of George Floyd years ago as they both grew…

RT (2020-06-06). George Floyd protest is 'for the benefit' of 'democratic struggles' abroad — US group NED, known for promoting regime change. rt.com The National Endowment for Democracy, a soft-power group mostly known for splashing government dollars on pro-US influence campaigns overseas to enforce regime change, has endorsed protests against police brutality at home. | Also on rt.com | | In a statement on Friday, the NED came out in support of the protests against the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, which, while originally peaceful, spiralled into violence, wreck…

RT (2020-06-06). Zuckerberg backtracking? Facebook to review policy on 'threats of state use of force' after backlash for not deleting Trump post. rt.com Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to review the guidelines on allowing posts about the use of "excessive force" by the state. He was blasted earlier for not removing a Trump post flagged as incendiary by Twitter. | In a letter to employees, Zuckerberg promised to review the company's policies regarding "discussion and threats of state use of force" The CEO explained that he will focus on how to moderate pos…

RT (2020-06-06). Texas CHAINSAW counter-protester: Man arrested after confronting demonstrators with infamous 'massacre' weapon (VIDEO). rt.com A chainsaw-wielding Texan has been detained after threatening a group of demonstrators with his lumber-cutting mechanical tool. Thankfully, the altercation did not devolve into Hollywood-inspired violence. | A small group of seemingly peaceful protesters in McAllen, Texas briefly found themselves in a real-life slasher film, after a man with a chainsaw rushed at them while shouting profanities. | Footage of the bizarre incident shows a man pointing the deadly tool at protesters as he shouts at them. | "Move! Go home!" he yells above his roaring chainsaw. | He then uses a racial slur while warning against prote…

yenisafak (2020-06-07). Black Lives Matter protests for US racial justice reach new dimension. yenisafak.com They also inspired anti-racism protests around the globe, as demonstrators from Brisbane and Sidney in Australia to London, Paris and other European cities embraced the Black Lives Matter message.In Washington, tens of thousands of people chanting "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" rallied at the Lincoln Memorial and marched to the White House on Saturday in the biggest protest yet during 12 days of demonstrations across the United States since Floyd died.A common message of the day was a determination to transform outrage generated by Floyd's death into a broader movement seeking far-reaching reforms…

yenisafak (2020-06-07). London police chief says 14 officers injured during anti-racism protests. yenisafak.com Fourteen police officers were injured in "shocking and completely unacceptable" assaults during anti-racism protests in central London on Saturday, London police chief Cressida Dick said on Sunday.After a largely peaceful day, small numbers of protesters briefly clashed with mounted police on Saturday after thousands gathered to voice their anger at police brutality after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis."I am deeply saddened and depressed that a minority of protesters became violent towards officers in central London yesterday evening. This led to 14 officers being injured," Dick, who is Commissioner o…

Fight Back (2020-06-06). Italian communists to Freedom Road Socialist Organization: 'Fronte Popolare is at your side'. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Italian Marxist- Leninist organization Fronte Popolare. | Dear comrades of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, | In these days of pain, pride and struggle, Fronte Popolare is at your side. Our organization is supportive of those who are fighting for the dignity and rights of all women and men. The results of the mass uprising that exploded with the murder of George Floyd by a racist policeman are of decisive importance not only for American society and for the redemption of the nationalities and oppressed communities that make it up, but for…

Alex Darocy (2020-06-06). Thousands March by the Coast in Santa Cruz for George Floyd and Black Lives Matter. indybay.org On June 3, thousands in Santa Cruz again took to the streets in support of Black Lives Matter and justice for George Floyd.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-06-06). Massive Mission High Student Protest and March for Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Over 30,000 young people hold huge rally and march for George Floyd and Black Lives Matter…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Washington Mayor Bowser, 'unbought and unbossed,' challenges Trump. yenisafak.com Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has drawn a battle line right up to the White House.Bowser, one of seven black female mayors of America's 100 largest cities, on Friday declared a small but symbolic patch of the U.S. capital – a section of 16th Street bounded by a church on one side and Lafayette Square opposite the White House on the other – "Black Lives Matter Plaza."The Democratic mayor then had the District Of Columbia's departments of transportation and public works paint giant yellow letters spelling "Black Lives Matter" followed by the city's flag on the street spanning two city blocks leading to plaza. To f…

_____ (2020-06-06). 'ANTIFA' Twitter Account Actually Run By White Nationalist Group Identity Evropa. popularresistance.org A Twitter account that claimed to represent a national antifa organization and that urged protesters to loot "white" neighborhoods was actually run by white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to a Twitter spokesperson. | The account, which posted under the handle "@ANTIFA_US," falsely aligned itself with ongoing Black Lives Matter protests nationwide. One tweet that called for protesters to "move into residential areas" and "take what's ours" was retweeted hundreds of times as of Sunday night. | The account was removed Monday for breaking Twitter's rules against platform manipulation, spam, and inciting…

_____ (2020-06-06). 'Major Co-Option': Without Action, Hospitals' BLM Statements Are Performative. popularresistance.org As the fight against racial inequality in the US has become a national, pervasive movement following the killing of Minneapolis, Minnesota, resident George Floyd, many corporations have argued that they too are helping in the struggle for justice. One anonymous doctor reminds Sputnik that these statements, without acts, are simply performative. | An academic physician based in Washington, DC, who wished to remain anonymous joined Radio Sputnik's Political Misfits on Friday to provide insight on performative allyship and how their own hospital is contributing to the problematic practice. | "I just witnessed major…

Fight Back (2020-06-06). Police brutality protesters gather in Lansing and Grand Rapids. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – Protesters gathered in several major Michigan cities last weekend, including Grand Rapids and Lansing, demanding justice for the Minneapolis Police Department's killing of George Floyd and for all victims of police brutality. | On Saturday, May 30, protesters in Grand Rapids gathered at Rosa Parks Circle for what was planned to be a silent march through the city. Instead, protesters crowded around the Grand Rapids Police Department shouting, "I can't breathe!" "No justice, no peace!" "Hands up! Don't shoot!" and "Say his name: George Floyd!" Thousands of people surrounded the building containin…

Fight Back (2020-06-06). Protests against police crimes fill the streets of Salt Lake City. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday, June 4 marks the sixth night in a row that downtown streets in Salt Lake City has been shut down due to protests for justice for George Floyd, Bernardo Palacios and all victims of police violence. After five strong days of protesting, chanting and marching against police brutality and its many victims, it does not appear that the nationwide movement will be losing any steam here in Utah. | At least 700 people gathered at the State Capitol June 4 in what started as a quiet gathering of speakers that turned into a march through downtown of about 2000. After a few short speeches and c…

_____ (2020-06-06). Defeat The War Against The African/Black People In The US And Abroad. popularresistance.org The ruling class is befuddled and confused about how to respond to the ongoing street demonstrations sparked by the murder of George Floyd. The mobilizations clearly disrupted their plans for "normalcy" with the forced opening of the economy. The ferocity of the demonstrations that had not been seen since the brief uprising in 92 in response to the Rodney King verdict seems to have caught the authorities completely by surprise. | In the 1992 street actions in Los Angeles the nation and the world saw the first multi-racial, multi-national street action that was very different from the Black rebellions that rocked…

A Guest Author (2020-06-06). Organizing against police brutality in Boston. workers.org By Queen-Cheyenne and Leighsandra Sheppard This talk was jointly read at the June 4 Workers World Party webinar on "It is right to rebel against police terror." Before we begin, we just want to inform everyone that we will be discussing police and military violence and our experiences on the . . . |

WSWS (2020-06-06). Mass protests erupt across Canada against police brutality and Trump. wsws.org Protesters denounce Canadian police brutality and racism, following the US police murder of George Floyd.

sputniknews (2020-06-06). People in London Protest Against Police Brutality Following George Floyd's Death – Video. sputniknews.com Nationwide protests erupted in the United States and spread to other countries in late May following the death of African American man, George Floyd, during detention by police in Minneapolis.

WSWS (2020-06-06). Protester explains how he was brutally assaulted by Secret Service officials in Washington, D.C. wsws.org The demonstrator explained how federal officials provoked and then assaulted peaceful demonstrators outside the White House last weekend as protests against police brutality swept the country.

_____ (2020-06-06). Open Letter: African Writers In Solidarity With African Americans. popularresistance.org We support the protests in the United States and across the world as our people demand justice for any and all racial killings whether by police or civilians. We are aware that these are not quiet protests. We do not expect it and neither should the United States of America. The killings were not done quietly. The police brutality and state sanctioned murders were done loudly with no fear of consequences from those who perpetrated them. | We acknowledge the African Union's condemnation of the United States government's continual terrorism towards African-Americans. We believe that the African Union can and should…

_____ (2020-06-06). More Than 10,000 People Reportedly Arrested At US Protests. popularresistance.org More than 10,000 people have been arrested in protests decrying racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death, according to an Associated Press tally of known arrests across the U.S. | The count has grown by the hundreds each day as protesters spilled into the streets and encountered a heavy police presence and curfews that give law enforcement stepped-up arrest powers. | Los Angeles has had more than a quarter of the national arrests, followed by New York, Dallas and Philadelphia. Many of the arrests have been for low-level offenses such as curfew violations and failure to disperse. Hundreds we…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-06). Julián Gil: "Our triumph and our victory should be the hope and strength in being together" peoplesdispatch.org Two years have passed since social leader Julian Gil was detained in front of the office of Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos. We share his reflections on his two years of incarceration…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-06). Julián Gil: "Our triumph and our victory are in the hope and strength of being together" peoplesdispatch.org Two years have passed since social leader Julian Gil was detained in front of the office of Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos. We share his reflections on his two years of incarceration…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-06). Liberal Mush From the Mad Dog. strategic-culture.org Patrick BUCHANAN | In his statement to The Atlantic magazine, former Defense Secretary General James Mattis says of the events of the last 10 days that have shaken the nation as it has not been shaken since 1968: | "We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers." | Is "a small number of lawbreakers" an apt description of wilding mobs who have showered cops with bottles, bricks and rocks in 40 cities, looted stores in the hundreds, torched police cars, and injured dozens of Secret Service personnel defending the White House? | Is "a small number of lawbreakers" the way a patriot would describe anti-Am…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-06). Bhima Koregaon case: A comprehensive timeline. peoplesdispatch.org June 6 marks the second anniversary of the arrest of activists as part of the Elgar Parishad case in India. The case has been a dangerous instance of how dissent is being persecuted by India's current far-right wing government led by prime minister Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party. | On June 6, 2018, five activists were arrested for allegedly having participated and organized a series of violent clashes following a mass mobilization in the city of Pune on December 31, 2017. While the violence that occurred was carried out by Hindu right-wing groups, the police had constructed a narrative that those res…

Jack Rasmus (2020-06-05). Confronting Institutional Racism. counterpunch.org A week ago in Minneapolis, for all the world to see, a black man, George Floyd, was murdered by a policeman, Derek Chauvin. Protests broke out in nearly 100 American cities, and even worldwide, and have continued now for more than a week. Murders of black men by police in America are not new. They

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-05). In response to George Floyd lynching, sports figures in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. workers.org "When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction. The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance. We have the right to fight back! Rest in Power George Floyd." Colin Kaepernick on . . . |

Eds. (2020-06-05). What is the Bougaloo Movement? mronline.org There has been persistent speculation that peaceful protests against racism and police brutality may have been infiltrated by white provocateurs.

Staff (2020-06-05). Police Brutality Protesters Met With More Brutality: Is Martial Law Next? therealnews.com Police across the US have met protesters with violence, tear gas, and rubber bullets. We speak with Otto the Watchdog, injured by police in Denver, and Tawanda Jones, who has led peaceful anti-brutality protests since her brother's death in custody.

Alan Macleod (2020-06-05). Fake Taxis Among the Latest Tools in the NYPD's Rights-Busting Crackdown on Protesters. mintpressnews.com The NYPD is famous for violating civil rights so it comes as no surprise that protests over the police brutality in the city have elicited a violent crackdown from the city's finest.

Betsey Piette (2020-06-05). Racist Rizzo statue taken down. workers.org Philadelphia Philadelphia city officials removed the hated Frank Rizzo statue, long the target of demonstrations against police brutality and white supremacy, during the night of June 3. Rizzo was Philadelphia police commissioner from 1968 to 1971 and mayor from 1972 to 1980. In both roles, Rizzo targeted Black activists, including . . . |

Alvaro Huerta (2020-06-05). Police Abuse in America's Barrios. counterpunch.org Growing up on the mean streets of East Los Angeles—Ramona Gardens public housing project or Big Hazard projects—I witnessed/experienced police abuse. For myself, along with childhood homeboys and siblings, it occurred so frequently, where I naively thought that all Americans feared the cops. It first starts as fear; it then morphs into hate. "Hands up."

Alan MacLeod (2020-06-05). Agent provocateurs: Police at protests all over the country caught destroying property. mronline.org Police all over the world commonly use plants and undercover cops to undermine protests.

Staff (2020-06-05). Trump Threatens Protests with Troops, But Police Have Already Been Militarized — With Deadly Results. democracynow.org The American Civil Liberties Union and Black Lives Matter announced Thursday they are suing President Trump and Attorney General William Barr for authorizing an "unprovoked and frankly criminal attack" on protesters at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., where the National Guard and officers dressed in riot gear fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flashbangs to disperse peaceful protesters on Monday so Trump could have a photo op with a Bible in front of St. John's Episcopal Church. We look at the increasing militarization of the police with Stuart Schrader, author of "Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterins…

Staff (2020-06-05). Watch: Police Pepper-Spray Black Filmmaker in Face at Peaceful Protest & Medics Help Him Survive. democracynow.org As the nationwide uprising in defense of Black lives continues, demonstrators are recording videos of police brutality on the streets. We speak with Chris Frierson, an African American documentary filmmaker and cameraman who was filming a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York, when police moved in on demonstrators. As Frierson filmed, police pepper-sprayed him directly in the face. Chris kept on filming as he struggled to the sidewalk crying in agony from the pain. Within seconds, someone took his arm and guided him to volunteer medics who came to his aid. We air his footage and speak about…

The Canary (2020-06-05). Black Lives Matter protests planned across UK. thecanary.co Black Lives Matter protests are planned across the UK this weekend in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. African American Floyd died after a white police officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck in Minneapolis on 25 May, sparking days of protests in the US.Demonstrators are expected to converge on Parliament Square in London on Saturday 6 June and the US Embassy in the capital the next day, while other events are planned across the country. An estimated 4,000 people are expected to attend a demonstration in Bristol, which will include a march through the city to Castle Park on 7 June, A…

RT (2020-06-05). Trump campaign blasts Twitter for CENSORSHIP as George Floyd clip taken down due to copyright claim. rt.com US President Donald Trump's campaign team slammed Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey for "censoring" its video, made amid the police brutality protests and unrest across American cities. | The clip, titled 'Healing, Not Hatred', was posted on Twitter on Thursday, but has been taken down due to what appears to be an unspecified copyright claim. | Twitter and The…

RT (2020-06-05). Philadelphia man accused of assaulting police sees charges dropped after VIDEO shows officer smashing his head with BATON. rt.com A student accused of attacking a policeman during a protest in Philadelphia has been cleared of wrongdoing, with footage of the incident belying the assault allegations and showing officers unleashing batons on demonstrators. | All charges were dropped against the 21-year-old student, Evan Gorski, on Wednesday after prosecutors viewed online videos of the encounter, according to Gorski's attorney, R. Emmett Madden. | "The police were lying. We had a protest against police brutality, and then police brutalize my client and try to frame him for a crime he didn't commit," Madden said. | Philly police attempt to d…

RT (2020-06-05). Patrol officer SET ON FIRE during police brutality protests over 'Mexican George Floyd' (VIDEO). rt.com A police officer was set on fire while confronting a group of demonstrators in Mexico. Protests and rioting in the country were triggered by the death of a local man shortly after his detention. | The incident occurred in the city of Guadalajara, the capital of Mexico's western state of Jalisco. The video circulating on social media shows a group of police officers on motorcycles in a standoff with protesters. At one point, a man wearing a mask and dark sunglasses pours flammable liquid on the back of one of the officers and sets him on fire. | The policeman runs and falls to the pavement as fellow officers an…

RT (2020-06-05). George Floyd protests will be Covid-19 'seeding event,' CDC director warns while taking heat over pandemic response. rt.com CDC head Robert Redfield has faced wrath online after urging protesters to be tested for Covid-19 and lamenting that his agency's message is not getting through. He was reminded of the CDC's own clumsy response to the crisis. | During a congressional hearing on the government's handling of the pandemic on Thursday, Redfield told lawmakers he was "very concerned" that the CDC's message on the virus is not "resonating" with the public. He warned that crowded anti-police brutality demonstrations held in scores of cities over the last week could propel a spike in new cases. | "I do think there is a potential, unfo…

RT (2020-06-05). ENTIRE emergency response team of Buffalo Police Department resigns over suspension of cops who pushed elderly protester. rt.com All 57 members of the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team have quit their unit in protest after two officers were suspended without pay over their unprovoked attack on an elderly peaceful protester. | The officers resigned from their positions en masse on Friday after their colleagues were suspended without pay the previous night as a "show of support and disgust," local media The Erie County District Attorney is investigati…

Jeff J. Brown (2020-06-05). Tiananmen's Tank Man: Setting the Record Straight. dissidentvoice.org Every 4 June, a famous photo from 1989 is splashed all over the world, as a symbol against Chinese "totalitarianism" and "bloodthirsty brutality". You know the one I'm talking about, Tank Man. It is flaunted like a Western talisman to celebrate "freedom" and "rebellion" in the face of "communist-socialist tyranny". Nonetheless, like all the disinformation …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-06-05). Dems Introduce Bill to Curb President's Insurrection Act Powers After Trump Threatens to Send Troops to Cities Across US. commondreams.org After President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the U.S. military in response to ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic racism in cities across the country, a group of Democratic senators on Thursday introduced legislation to curb the president's power to do so under the Insurrection Act of 1807. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-05). Black Lives Matter, rights groups sue US president for violence against protesters. peoplesdispatch.org Civil rights groups in the US have filed a lawsuit against the US president and others in his administration over violence perpetrated against protesters in Washington D.C. when federal troops cleared the way for a photo-op for Trump on June 1…

Workers World staff (2020-06-05). WW statement in solidarity with rebellion. workers.org The following Workers World Party public statement was issued on June 4. In SOLIDARITY we demand: Withdraw the Police & National Guard! End Mass Arrests & Curfews! Drop All Charges! Hands Off Antifa! Stop Attacks on Anti-Racist Protesters! Smash White Supremacy! No Justice! No Peace! Black Lives Matter! Minneapolis protest . . . |

crowd of lastnights protest (2020-06-05). Thursday 6/4: Black Lives Matter, Night March in Santa Cruz. indybay.org Meeting at Town Clock, N. Pacific Avenue…

NR (2020-06-05). Nearly 2,000 rally for black lives in Seaside, 100s take Highway 1 in Monterey. indybay.org Nearly 2,000 people met at a Seaside City Hall on Tuesday demanding an end to police brutality and justice for George Floyd in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. 20 second video of march.

Brenda Norrell (2020-06-05). Lakota and Navajo respond as police blind and beat reporters and peaceful protesters. indybay.org Lakota and Navajo respond, as news reporters and peaceful protesters are shot, blinded and beaten during Black Lives Matter protests. In Albuquerque, The Red Nation group was stalked and confronted by white vigilantes working with Albuquerque Police officers.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-06-05). Massive Student Protest and March for Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Over 30,000 young people hold huge rally and march for George Floyd and Black Lives Matter…

Staff (2020-06-05). Amazon Says Black Lives Matter, But It's Helping Fund Police Foundations. truthout.org Right now, Amazon has a prominent banner on its pic.twitter.com/yI4MYEDz4C | — Amazon (@amazon)

sputniknews (2020-06-05). The Agenda is to Bring Down Trump. sputniknews.com "I believe that Black Lives Matter and Antifa are the modern-day KU Klux Klan." So says ex-MEP, Steven Woolfe at the opening of this explosive interview with Jon Gaunt.

yenisafak (2020-06-05). What you need to know about the coronavirus right now. yenisafak.com Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: When coronavirus and protests collideAustralian authorities are taking legal action to try to stop a Black Lives Matter protest scheduled for Saturday in Sydney, citing the risk of an outbreak of COVID-19 given the thousands expected to attend.French police have also banned a demonstration planned for Saturday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Paris because of what they said were risks of social disorder and health dangers from large gatherings.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Robert Redfiel…

_____ (2020-06-05). Black Power Through Participatory Budgeting. popularresistance.org I've spent the last two and half years learning and implementing participatory budgeting in New York City, first from within the New York City Council and now as a staff member of Participatory Budgeting Project. | As members of Black Youth Project 100, I and my colleague Maria Hadden have presented on participatory budgeting as a policy for Black self-determination and liberation on various occasions and to varying audiences. | Can you imagine my excitement when, on August 1st, The Movement for Black Lives released a robust policy agenda titled A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom an…

Anthony D. Romero (2020-06-05). Reimagining the Role of Police. aclu.org Over the last week, ACLU staff across the country have worked as legal observers; educated protesters about their rights; been arrested, tear-gassed and hit with rubber bullets; challenged curfews; organized town halls; talked to victims of police abuse; donated money to Black Lives Matter, local bail funds and other groups; and strategized about transformational change. , , The ACLU is busier than ever — let's not forget this is happening amidst a pandemic and during the Trump administration — but we don't hesitate to prioritize this work at this time because we have witnessed this reality of poli…

Joel Wendland-Liu (2020-06-05). Some Lessons of the American Uprising 2020. commondreams.org As the protests spread to every state and were met with violent police aggression, mass arrests, beatings, attacks with rubber bullets and truncheons, the sympathy for protest also spread. (Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Fight Back (2020-06-05). After police crackdown, activists rally Jacksonville community to bond out protesters. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – Community activists who led a historic 3500-person protest for police accountability in Jacksonville are meeting brutality with solidarity. | Members of the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC), one of the main groups that organized the May 30 demonstration, say they have raised about $80,000 from hundreds of small donors for their Community Support Fund. That fund, formed this past weekend, has helped the JCAC post bond for over 30 people arrested during a sweeping police crackdown on protests. | JCAC members sprang into action not long after their event ended in the early evening of…

Wail Qasim (2020-06-05). From US to UK: shared legacies of black struggle. zcomm.org Far too often, we think of police brutality in the US as exceptional. Families on both sides of the Atlantic tell stories that prove otherwise. Black Britain must be heard…

Staff (2020-06-05). Law Enforcement Seizes Thousands of Masks Sent to Protect Protesters From COVID. truthout.org In an effort to help protect protesters from Covid-19 and prevent the spread of the virus, an advocacy organization sent thousands of cloth masks that read "Defund Police" and "Stop Killing Black People" to major cities across the U.S. as demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd continue to grow nationwide. | But as HuffPost's Ryan Reilly

_____ (2020-06-05). Black Misleaders Seek To End Protest. popularresistance.org The aftermath of George Floyd's murder at the hands of Minneapolis, Minnesota police has created a national political crisis. The revulsion caused by this latest killing caught on camera spawned protests in Minneapolis and all over the country. Black people are the angriest, knowing they are at risk of the same treatment and because most police killings rarely result in convictions. | But the mass actions present a problem for the rulers. Anger boiled beneath the surface after years of the race to the bottom austerity regime, the worsening economic collapse in the wake of the COVID-19 quarantine, and another Demo…

_____ (2020-06-05). Push Back: US Police State Faces Revolt. popularresistance.org Dr. Gerald Horne on the George Floyd protests, the black freedom struggle, and Trump's expansion of the US police state at home and around the world. | Historian and author Gerald Horne discusses the US uprisings against police brutality and systemic racism sparked by George Floyd's killing; the devastating impact of the US government's decades-old war on the black freedom struggle; the ongoing "Russia-baiting" of the protests; and how, amidst the suffering and repression at home, the U.S. government, in bipartisan fashion, continues to attempt to impose its will on countries abroad, from China to Venezuela. | Gu…

Michael Jansen (2020-06-05). Israel Is, Like the US, Prime Target for New Mass Uprising. globalresearch.ca Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must be very worried over the US-wide protests by African-Americans and their supporters against the murder by smothering of a black man by a white police officer on May 25. | Having announced he would begin …

Bonnie Kristian (2020-06-05). How Endless War Contributes to Police Brutality. globalresearch.ca The indefensible death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers and the indiscriminate police violence in subsequent protests have returned police misconduct to the center of our national conversation. | It is not a conversation we may quickly …

David Masciotra (2020-06-05). Bruce Springsteen's Ballad of Brutality, "American Skin" commondreams.org Twenty years later, on the streets of Minneapolis, the song once again rings true.

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2020-06-05). Social Media Sucks for Reporting News. counterpunch.org What's happening at all the George Floyd protests around the country? How many people are showing up? What are the demographics? How many cops are there? Which community organizations are involved? Are local elected officials helping or hurting? Who really broke that window or set that fire? What about these reports of incitement by white

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-06-05). 'Toxic Culture' of Police Departments Decried After 57 Buffalo Officers Resign in Support of Two in Unit Who Attacked Elderly Man. commondreams.org "So is 57 officers resigning at once just a few bad apples?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-05). Washington's Hong Kong Hypocrisy Backfires. strategic-culture.org The mass protests raging across the United States over the police killing of yet another African-American man have had the salutary effect of exposing Washington's rank hypocrisy in international relations. | In particular, before the gruesome death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers on May 25, President Donald Trump and Congressional lawmakers were building a provocative campaign of vilification against China. That campaign was related to groundless claims that Beijing had engaged in an alleged cover-up of the coronavirus pandemic. | U.S. efforts to undermine China were given added impetus after Bei…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-05). Plummer Building lighted as sign of hope and to remember George Floyd. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Saturday, May 30, Mayo Clinic will light the Plummer Building in Rochester yellow as a sign of hope for the days to come in conjunction with a virtual vigil being held to remember George Floyd. Mr. Floyd died on Monday from injuries inflicted by a police officer who was arrested on Friday for his actions.?The virtual …

WSWS (2020-06-05). Ten thousand people have been arrested across the US as protests against police violence continue to expand. wsws.org Protests have taken place in more than 500 cities and towns across the US over the past ten days in the face of the deployment of riot police, the National Guard and Trump's threat of military intervention.

Special to People's World (2020-06-04). Never alone: Five poems for a time of revolt. peoplesworld.org Poets have a talent for capturing a glance, a mood, a spirit, a moment, an idea in just a few concentrated words that by use of metaphor, rhythm, rhyme and other literary devices stand for much more than the words themselves say. The current wave of protests connected with racist police brutality, the coronavirus crisis, …

Staff (2020-06-04). Three Cops Charged, Murder Count Upgraded in George Floyd's Death. therealnews.com Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the charges after an independent investigation determined officers at the scene were culpable for Floyd's death.

Sue Davis (2020-06-04). Workers unite to fight racism, cops, pandemic. workers.org MTA bus operator Yasmin Rowe gives the thumbs up to New York City demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd. There has been a groundswell of worker solidarity with protests against the racist police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. First, reports came in from Minneapolis that . . . |

RT (2020-06-04). 'I love to hate-f*ck': Sex worker offers to SLEEP with any officer who hangs up badge at Houston protest (VIDEO). rt.com As thousands take to the streets in cities across the US to protest police brutality, one sex worker in Texas sought to sacrifice her night's pay for the cause, offering to spend the night with any cop who quits in viral video.

Susan Price (2020-06-04). The language of the unheard: Outrage spreads across US over racist police murder of George Floyd. greenleft.org.au Protests against institutionalised racism have spread to cities across the Un…

Susan Price (2020-06-04). United States: Outrage spreads over racist police murder of George Floyd. greenleft.org.au Protests against institutionalised racism have spread to cities across the Un…

Staff (2020-06-04). Tamika Mallory: Nationwide Uprising Against State Violence Shows People Have Reached Breaking Point. democracynow.org As Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison files charges against all four Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd, a mass uprising against police brutality continues. "At this point, we're looking at a nation and a world that has decided that what we saw happen on camera … is no longer acceptable, and we cannot continue to meet and ask and cry and beg for change. People have taken to the streets to demand change," says Tamika Mallory, former national co-chair of the 2017 Women's March.

Staff (2020-06-04). The Protests Made a Huge Difference: All Four Minneapolis Cops Charged in Killing of George Floyd. democracynow.org After more than a week of nationwide protests, all four Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd have been charged with murder or aiding and abetting murder in a case that triggered historic protests across the country. "If you look at the video … the pressure from all three officers on Mr. Floyd's body contributed to his death," says activist and civil rights attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong, former president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP. "They heard the man pleading, saying 'I can't breathe,' and they had a callous disregard for his life."

RT (2020-06-04). LEGO joins corporate virtue-signaling squad after pulling police & White House sets. Skeptics doubt its original intention. rt.com The Left has praised toymaker LEGO after it asked shops to hide sets related to police and the White House. But critics suspect a typical corporate wish to distance itself from controversy was at the core of the firm's decision. | LEGO is "taking a firm stand in support of protestors and the Black Lives Matter movement,"

RT (2020-06-04). Disband the police? Minneapolis City Council actually considering celebrity advice. rt.com Minneapolis City Council is now considering getting rid of its police department entirely, after four officers were charged in the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man they were trying to arrest. | Though the officers involved were fired immediately and charged with murder within days — with the state attorney general upgrading the charges this week — protests that broke out in Minnesota over Floyd's death last Monday escalated into riots and looting, then spread across the US and even worldwide. | Now the 13 Minneapolis councilors — twelve Democrats and one Green — are starting…

RT (2020-06-04). 'He never threw a brick:' Muhammad Ali's widow claims boxing legend would have warned crisis-hit America 'we have run out of time'. rt.com Muhammad Ali would have been "heartbroken" by the "pandemic of racism" that has led to mass protests in the US, but would have called for immediate change and supported peaceful activists, his wife, Lonnie, has said. | Ali's wife of 30 years at the time of his death in 2016 has suggested that "many inquiries" are required over the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, who she named among "many others" as victims of racially-motivated police brutality following their recent deaths which have sparked protests across the US. | Pointing to Ali's own civil rights activism that dominated the he…

RT (2020-06-04). Gandhi statue near Indian Embassy in US capital 'desecrated' by vandals amid ongoing police brutality protests (PHOTOS). rt.com A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been defaced in the US capital, with vandals spray-painting obscenities on the monument as heated protests carry on in the city. Police have yet to identify the culprits. | Photos of the statue circulated on social media on Wednesday, some appearing to show the words "rapist" and "racist" scrawled on its base in bright orange paint. The DC Park Police have launched an investigation, though few other details were made public, according to ANI. | Walked by

RT (2020-06-04). Lawsuit targets NYPD over concealment of officers' badge numbers with black ribbons during demonstrations. rt.com The NYPD faces a lawsuit over officers covering their badge numbers during protests. Apparently done to mourn fallen officers, the practice seems to be nationwide, but critics claim it is used to avoid punishment for misconduct. | Many police officers in New York have been covering their shield numbers when deployed at the scenes of mass protests against police brutality in the city, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

RT (2020-06-04). 'Kiss my shoes': Two British teenagers arrested after video showing pair racially abusing black boy goes viral. rt.com Two teenagers have been arrested in England after a shocking video went viral on social media, showing a young man and woman racially bullying a black boy and telling him to get on his knees and kiss their shoes. | Footage of two youths in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire abusing the boy was shared on Snapchat on Wednesday night. West Yorkshire Police confirmed on Thursday morning that the two teenagers had been arrested in connection with the racially aggravated incident. | Chief Superintendent Julie Sykes of Kirklees Police said a 17-year-old male had been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assa…

Associated Press (2020-06-04). After attacks by police, journalists fight to defend First Amendment. peoplesworld.org Journalists alarmed by dozens of incidents where reporters were shot at, manhandled, gassed, or arrested while covering demonstrations touched off by the death of Minnesota man George Floyd are fighting back legally. A freelance journalist, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis, and dozens of …

Staff (2020-06-04). Headlines for June 4, 2020. democracynow.org Three Other Officers Involved in George Floyd's Killing Charged and Arrested, Protests Near White House Met by Unmarked, Heavily Armed Riot Officers, Pentagon Chief Reverses Decision to Withdraw Troops from D.C. Amid Protests, "Your Lives Matter": President Obama Backs Protests over George Floyd's Killing, 200+ New York Mayoral Staffers Demand "Radical Change," Police Budget Cuts, L.A. Protesters Demand Police Prosecutions as City Councilors Propose LAPD Budget Cuts, Sports Stars Join Protests over George Floyd's Killing, Monuments to America's Racist History Toppled Amid Mass Protests, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Bl…

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-04). War on Press Freedom in the US. globalresearch.ca Cops on US streets are instruments of state power. | Serving and protecting privileged interests at the expense of the public welfare, they follow orders from higher authorities in their departments, handed down from the ruling class at the federal, state …

commondreams (2020-06-04). 350.org Holds Webinar on Dismantling White Supremacy, Calls on Climate Movement to Prioritize Racial Justice and Show Up for Black Lives. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Fight Back (2020-06-04). Hundreds protest racist violence in New Orleans, police attack demonstrators. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – The night of June 3, hundreds of New Orleans protesters climbed the Crescent City Connection to fight racist violence and demand justice for police murders. The Connection is a highway bridge that crosses the Mississippi River to connect the East and West banks of New Orleans. The protesters fought as part of the Black Lives Matter and Justice for George Floyd movements, rallying behind various calls to abolish prisons and police. | "No justice, no peace!" and "Black Lives Matter!" rang up and down the highway. Black participants came right up to the mic to express their disgust for the police.

Rhea Mahbubani (2020-06-04). Global Black Lives Matter Protests. zcomm.org Thousands across the UK, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Canada, and more condemn racism and demand justice…

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-04). NLG Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide. indybay.org "Racialized, violent policing of Black, Brown, and Indigenous bodies has always existed in this country. Now is the time for accountability. Property can always be replaced. Black lives can not," stated NLG Executive Director Pooja Gehi.

West Cliff Walkout (2020-06-04). Wednesday 6/3: Black Lives Matter March in Santa Cruz. indybay.org Meet across the street from the Dream Inn on West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz…

George Floyd Paddle Out (2020-06-04). Thursday 6/4: Paddle Out: Black Lives Matter and George Floyd Memorial. indybay.org 2900 Pleasure Point Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5408…

Fight Back (2020-06-04). Minnesota: Anti-War Committee demands justice for George Floyd. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following June 4 statement from Twin Cities based Anti-War Committee. | The police killing of George Floyd has ignited a rebellion that has spread across the entire United States. Minneapolis is the epicenter for this movement, and the people of the Twin Cities are committed to ensuring that George Floyd is the last life stolen by police in Minnesota. We in the Anti-War Committee stand with the movement for Black lives as we demand Justice for George Floyd. We stand against the war waged on Black and brown communities by police forces all across the country, and we stan…

Fight Back (2020-06-04). Protests for George Floyd continue daily in Salt Lake. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Since the May 30 National Day of Protest action here, led by Utah Against Police Brutality, demonstrations in Salt Lake City have continued every day, with hundreds in the streets demanding justice for the killing of all victims of police violence, like of George Floyd from Minneapolis and Bernardo Palacios from Rose Park, Utah. Protests have continued even with a strict 8 p.m. curfew issued by Mayor Erin Mendenhall enforced by armed police and National Guard troops with armored vehicles. | | On June 1, people stayed in the streets, marching well past curfew. One group of 200 was corralled…

Hina Shamsi (2020-06-04). More Military Deployment and Terrorism Investigations are an Outrageous Response to Black Pain, Grief, and Anger. aclu.org Across the country, people are protesting police brutality and systemic racism. They are relentlessly demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other Black people killed by police. In response, President Trump, supported by belligerent enablers in Congress and his administration, has threatened to deploy federal troops into states, and federal agencies are investigating protestors for domestic terrorism. These presidential threats and actions are authoritarian, irresponsible, dangerous, and wrong. , , Trump's threat to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 was extraordinary — ov…

Tom Clifford (2020-06-04). With USA in Retreat, China Reassesses Its Options. counterpunch.org Beijing. Beijing is looking at the world today through a prism where the United States can be accounted for. The US is too weak, it believes, except in purely military terms, to counter China's interests. The image has been seen the world over. A black man dies after a US policeman kneels on his neck. Civil

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-04). NLG Statement on the President's Unlawful Declaration of Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization. indybay.org "When police continue to murder Black people with impunity and when calls for systemic change to policing and structural racism are ignored, popular unrest is inevitable," said National Lawyers Guild legal worker Kris Hermes. "Federal investigations and the targeting of Antifa will unfortunately result in increased surveillance and repression, and must be resisted."

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). My skin color is not a crime, but your racism should be. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — The US is now going through widespread racial unrest following the killing of a 46-year-old black man George Floyd, whose repeated 'I can't breathe' minutes before he died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer on May 25 is being chanted worldwide in protest against the US systemic racism and police brutality.

_____ (2020-06-04). As Protests Rage Over George Floyd's Death, Climate Activists Embrace Racial Justice. popularresistance.org Friends of the Earth tweeted #BlackLivesMatter, and the head of the NRDC promised: "to be fully and visibly committed to the fight against systemic racism." | When New York Communities for Change helped lead a demonstration of 500 on Monday in Brooklyn to protest George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis, the grassroots group's activism spoke to a long-standing link between police violence against African Americans and environmental justice. | Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of UPROSE, Brooklyn's oldest Latino community-based organization, said she considers showing up to fight police brutality and racial vi…

WSWS (2020-06-04). American workers voice support for mass protests against police brutality. wsws.org The WSWS spoke with a cross-section of American workers, all of whom voiced immense support for the protests, while denouncing the criminal response of the Trump administration.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-04). Curfews, martial law and the Pentagon's civil unrest response. indybay.org George Floyd Protest Against Police Brutality And Killer Cops!

_____ (2020-06-04). Trade Deal? — Where is Boris Johnson's condemnation of Trump inciting violence? truepublica.org.uk The UK's Press-Gazette reports that a British photographer has become one of the first journalists to be arrested and charged while covering police brutality protests in America. "Adam Gray, 33, a New York-based photojournalist for UK-based news agency SWNS, had been taking photographs at rallies in the city. He was thrown to the ground by …

Steven Newcomb (2020-06-04). Domination and the Murder of George Floyd. counterpunch.org In our documentary movie "The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code," directed by Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota Nation), we quote language from the papal document Dum diversas, issued by the Catholic Church in 1452. The dehumanizing language expressed in that papal document provides a means of understanding the heartless killing of an African-American named George

Thom Hartmann (2020-06-04). How Immunity for Cops and Facebook Kills Americans. counterpunch.org When you tell people they won't be held accountable for their actions, it almost always ends badly. That's what's happened with our police and our social media, two institutional pillars of personal and political society in America today. Removing those dual immunities could dramatically change—for the better—the lives of millions of Americans. For police, the

Barton Kunstler (2020-06-04). American Stonewall: The Cops Have Already Lost. nationofchange.org If a politician wants to exercise real leadership, let them proclaim a day of healing where they lead a march of police and protesters together in support of a new era in police relations.

yenisafak (2020-06-04). PROFILE: Who is Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga? yenisafak.com A French court ruled Wednesday that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga should be handed to a UN tribunal for trial. | The court is based in The Hague as well as in Arusha in the East African nation of Tanzania. | The 84-year-old was arrested in May in France. | – Who is Kabuga? | Kabuga was born in 1935 in northern Rwanda's Byumba prefecture, now called the Gicumbi district, bordering Uganda. | He rose from humble origins to become one of Rwanda's richest men, before allegedly using his wealth to sponsor the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi ethnic group

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-06-04). US Police Forces Are Trained by Israel: The Knee-On-Neck Tactic that Was Used on George Floyd Is the Same Tactic that Has Been Used on the Palestinians. globalresearch.ca George Floyd, an African-American man who was murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three others in Minneapolis, Minnesota for trying to use a counterfeit $20 dollar bill at a store, now violent protests has overtaken …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-06-04). 13 Killed and 9,300 Arrested as United States Attempts to Halt National Unrest. globalresearch.ca More than 20,000 National Guard deployed in 29 states along with thousands more local, federal and military troops cannot quell the anger of African Americans and their allies | *** | Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced in a press conference on …