2020-07-01: News Headlines

Collective 20 (2020-07-01). How movements can turn Public support into lasting change. mronline.org Taking "movement moments" to change, from the Red Summer to Black Lives Matter.

_____ (2020-07-01). Pro-Israel Racist Group ADL Moves To Co-Opt Black Lives Matter. popularresistance.org For those who yearn for an end to systemic racism, these are exhilarating times as Black activists and organizations lead a global uprising against symbols and structures of white supremacy. | But if you are a racist group masquerading as a civil rights organization, these days are fraught with the danger that you'll get found out. | It's a balancing act that has for years bedeviled the Anti-Defamation League, a major Israel lobby group in the United States. The crisis is particularly acute right now as the ADL tries to portray itself as an ally of Black Lives Matter while also shielding Israel from criticism ove…

RT (2020-07-01). WATCH police on BIKES arrive to shut down Seattle's CHAZ. rt.com Backed up by bikes and armored vehicles, legions of cops have swooped into Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) after Mayor Jenny Durkan ordered that the area, taken over by Black Lives Matter protesters, be vacated. | The officers descended on the six-block anarchist encampment in the early hours of Wednesday morning, hours after receiving the order from Mayor Durkan. The mayor had previously been reluctant to retake the six-block zone, but a spate of recent shootings — the most recent leaving one black teenager dead and another seriously injured — appeared to force her hand. | In video foo…

RT (2020-07-01). Black Lives Matter is 'anti-christian' & 'anti-civilizational' — outspoken senior Russian Orthodox Bishop. rt.com A prominent Russian cleric believes the 'Black Lives Matter' movement isn't a battle for human rights, but rather a "struggle for who is most important in humanity." He says its true nature is "becoming increasingly apparent." | Bishop Savva of Zelenograd, the deputy administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate says the campaign is "anti-Christian and anti-civilizational." | Also on rt.com | | The churchman was reacting to news that the statue of Emperor…

RT (2020-07-01). CHAZ protesters make their last stand, barricade streets with SPIKE STRIPS and port-a-potties (VIDEOS). rt.com As the Seattle Police Department cleared out the 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone', some protesters refused to go without a fight. Video footage shows them scrambling to barricade the streets. | Seattle police officers descended on the so-called 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone' (CHAZ, or CHOP) on Wednesday morning, clearing out the 'Black Lives Matter' protesters who had occupied the six-block area for nearly a month.

RT (2020-07-01). WATCH: BLM protesters in New York 'CHAZ' mock cops over college education, call officer 'black Judas'. rt.com Tensions were high in New York's so-called 'City Hall Autonomous Zone' (CHAZ) on Tuesday night, with protesters mocking cops over their education. The scenes left the demonstrators facing accusations of snobbery and privilege. | Eyewitness footage shot outside City Hall in Manhattan shows protesters berating the police with a torrent of abuse, suggesting the officers are "getting paid to sit there like f**king idiots." | One man in a skirt even twerked in front of the police before launching a verbal tirade, claiming that hairdressers have to go to school for longer than police do and that cops "can't even rea…

John Malkin (2020-07-01). Oakland Police Banned from Using Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Grenades at Protests. indybay.org Interview with Walter Riley, civil rights attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, on the June 18, 2020 temporary restraining order banning Oakland police from using tear gas, rubber bullets, flash bang grenades and other "battlefield weapons" during current Black Lives Matter protests.

Russell Lee (2020-07-01). Sunday 7/5: March for Black Lives: Reclaim South San Francisco. indybay.org In front of the South San Francisco Municipal Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080…

Remembering Black Lives Murdered (2020-07-01). Protesters Switch Destination at Last Minute, March on Menlo Park Police Station Pt 1. indybay.org A June 25 rally was purportedly to target FaceBook for paying for a substation and police salaries near their headquarters in Menlo Park.

Ruth Fowler (2020-07-01). Then as Farce: the Commodification of Black Lives Matter. counterpunch.org Martin Luther King was arrested in April 1963 for publicly protesting, an act deemed illegal in Alabama at the time. While in jail, eight white clergy figures publicly admonished King, judging his actions "unwise and untimely". It was this which prompted King to respond with his little-shared letter about the "white moderate", a comment that

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-07-01). BLM Die-In in Central Fairfax. indybay.org Fairfax demonstration with music, speeches, conversation groups, ends with 8 minutes and 46 seconds "die in" in central intersection.

Frank Hammer (2020-07-01). Working Class Solidarity is Growing. zcomm.org Marches in Michigan's mostly white suburbs and small towns in support of the protests against police brutality could have a large impact on the struggle of autoworkers…

Robert Fantina (2020-07-01). Israeli Police Brutality: Unnoticed Murder of Palestinian Autistic Man Eyad Hallaq. globalresearch.ca It is sometimes difficult to comprehend the savagery of the Israeli police state. There may be two reasons for this: 1) because the actions of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) and illegal settlers are so extreme and violent as to …

Rest in Power (2020-07-01). Berkeley H.S. Students Lead their Fifth Racial Justice Protest, "Say Her Name" indybay.org Berkeley High School student organizers said their Say Her Name demonstration was held "in recognition of all the identities that have been neglected in the fight against police brutality and systemic racism."

Staff (2020-07-01). Jamaal Bowman on NY Primary Upset, Rent Strikes, Police Brutality & Opposing West Bank Annexation. democracynow.org As a surge of a progressive candidates of color see victories in Democratic primaries across the country, we speak with former Bronx middle school principal Jamaal Bowman about his upset victory over New York Congressmember Eliot Engel, the 16-term Foreign Affairs Committee chair. Bowman ran on a Green New Deal, Medicare for All platform and recently joined protests demanding an end to racism and police brutality. He says his upset over Engel came down to mobilizing people who are "disenfranchised and ignored" by the political establishment. "We didn't just target those who consistently vote in primaries. We targ…

_____ (2020-07-01). Seattle Mayor Orders Police Clearing Of Capitol Hill Occupy Protest. popularresistance.org Seattle, WA – The Seattle Police Department (SPD) moved into the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" (CHOP) zone and returned to the department's East Precinct early Wednesday morning after abandoning the building three weeks ago. | Officers arrested at least 31 people by 9: 25 a.m. for failure to disperse, obstruction, resisting arrest, and assault. | Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a 48-hour executive order for protesters to vacate the area due to the ongoing violence and public safety issues in the area of the East Precinct and Cal Anderson Park. Mayor Durkan's order declared the gathering as an "unlawful assemb…

Tim Wheeler (2020-07-01). Imogene Williams, 89; A gentle soul with an iron will. peoplesworld.org SEATTLE—Imogene Williams, a gentle soul with an iron will to win progressive change died peacefully at her home May 24, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her years as a political activist, she was arrested for worthy causes dozens of times. She door-belled for progressive candidates in Seattle including for Rep. Pramila Jayapal, …

_____ (2020-07-01). Venezuela Slams Interpol Arrest Of CLAP Contractor In Cape Verde. popularresistance.org Alex Nain Saab Moran, 48, was arrested on the archipelago island while on a technical stop-over in his private jet on Friday. He was allegedly en route to the Islamic Republic of Iran to negotiate food import contracts on behalf of the government's subsidized CLAP food program, as well as medicine and other imports needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced Saab's arrest as "illegal," claiming that no Interpol warrant existed at the time of detention. He also accused the French-based international policing organization of violating "the diplomatic immunity which international…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-01). 'Day of Rage': Palestinians and Global Allies Rise Up Against Annexation Plan and Israeli Apartheid. commondreams.org "The Palestinian struggle today is not just about fighting annexation, which we must continue to do. It is about dismantling the entire system of apartheid." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sarah Lahm (2020-06-30). Midwest Dispatch: We Are 'Woke.' Now What? progressive.org As coverage of the protests dies down, supporters of Black lives and police abolition wonder what else they can do.

Jamal Rich (2020-06-30). Prison and police abolition: Re-imagining public safety and liberation. peoplesworld.org Since the Trayvon Martin murder in 2012 and the Ferguson uprising in 2014, the Movement for Black Lives has further developed its demands from so-called 'reformist' reforms such as new police training methods, "community policing," body cameras, and diversity in hiring to a more militant stance of defunding and eventually abolishing the police in the …

André Robert Lee (2020-06-30). Confronting the Living History of the Civil Rights Struggle. thenation.com Confronting the Living History of the Civil Rights Struggle…

Dave Zirin (2020-06-30). Athletes Are Taking Their Solidarity to the Streets. thenation.com Athletes Are Taking Their Solidarity to the Streets…

_____ (2020-06-30). Silence Is Not An Option: Black Women Make History. popularresistance.org Mainstream media and politicians have paid almost exclusive attention to ideas and images of Black men — whether as victims of police violence or as protesters against it. Yet Black women, who are no less subject to structural racism and violence, have been at the forefront of the multi-racial Black Lives Matter Movement for years. | ROAR associate editor Eleanor Finley had the opportunity to explore some of these subjects with Dr. Keisha N. Blain, an award-winning historian and Black feminist scholar at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Blain is also president of the African American Intellectual History S…

_____ (2020-06-30). Whole Foods Is Quietly Telling Workers Not To Show Black Lives Matter Support. popularresistance.org This week, a group of Whole Foods workers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, walked out after being told they couldn't wear Black Lives Matter masks because they weren't part of "the company dress code." | Prior to the incident, wearing masks with other symbols or logos, including ones that featured the New England Patriots, were reportedly acceptable. | This is according to a report in the Boston Globe, which details how Whole Foods worker Savannah Kinzer and a few of her colleagues wore BLM-themed masks on Wednesday. A manager told them they either had to remove the masks or go home. Seven of them walked out. On Thur…

_____ (2020-06-30). Silence Is Not An Option": Black Women Make History. popularresistance.org Mainstream media and politicians have paid almost exclusive attention to ideas and images of Black men — whether as victims of police violence or as protesters against it. Yet Black women, who are no less subject to structural racism and violence, have been at the forefront of the multi-racial Black Lives Matter Movement for years. | ROAR associate editor Eleanor Finley had the opportunity to explore some of these subjects with Dr. Keisha N. Blain, an award-winning historian and Black feminist scholar at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Blain is also president of the African American Intellectual History S…

sputniknews (2020-06-30). St. Louis Couple Who Pointed Weapons at BLM Protesters Offer Reason Why They Acted in That Fashion. sputniknews.com On Sunday, a white couple in St. Louis, Missouri, stole the spotlight on social media after the appeared in a viral video pointing firearms at unarmed and peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstrators who were passing in the vicinity of the couple's mansion while en route to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house.

RT (2020-06-30). Black Lives Matter rioter shoots at driver in Utah, then CONTINUES to protest ( VIDEOS). rt.com A Black Lives Matter rally turned violent in the city of Provo, Utah, when a protester fired in the window of a vehicle at point-blank range. The injured driver floored the gas and escaped, as the gunman fired at him again.

Staff (2020-06-30). Can Making Black Lives Matter Rescue a Failing State? truthout.org You know that feeling when you trip on the street and instantly sense that you're about to crash hard and there's no way to prevent it? As gravity has its way with you, all you can do is watch yourself going down. Yeah, that feeling. | I had it the other day on my way to a Black Lives Matter demonstration when I caught my toe on a curb and pitched forward. As time slowed down, I saw not my past, but my future, pass before my eyes — a future that would at worst include months of rehabbing a broken hip and at be…

Staff (2020-06-30). Confronting Prejudice Isn't Enough. We Must Eradicate the White Racial Frame. truthout.org The brutal enslavement of Black people lasted for a full 60 percent of this country's colonialist history. | It is this deadly longevity of anti-Black racism that we must grasp in order to understand the currently palpable and deeply painful anti-Black racist experiences that African Americans continue to endure in the 21st-century U.S., and the massive multiracial protests that have ensued. | U.S. anti-Black racism was founded upon the brutal enslavement of Black people. In the decades since t…

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-30). The Memorials to Judah Benjamin. thealtworld.com Jewish slave-owners exempt from attacks by #BLM? | The current wrath directed against anything or anyone having had anything to do with slavery or even racial discrimination includes destroying historical memorials and monuments as well as changing names that have stood for more than a century. Much of it has been focused on white nominally Christian males, mostly of Anglo-Saxon stock, understandable as the United States was a child of Great Britain and a majority of the country's leaders for nearly two centuries came from families descended from the British Isles. | Slavery in the United States version is, of co…

Mike Whitney (2020-06-30). The Covid-BLM Diversion: Economic "Shock Therapy" Behind a Smokescreen of Hysteria and Racial Incitement. globalresearch.ca The imposition of the nationwide lockdowns required elite consensus. There's no way that a project of that magnitude could have been carried out absent the nearly universal support of establishment elites and their lackeys in the political class. There must …

Susan Price (2020-06-30). United States: Armed, right-wing vigilantes terrorise BLM activists in New Mexico. greenleft.org.au

Susan Price (2020-06-30). Armed, right-wing vigilantes terrorise BLM activists in New Mexico. greenleft.org.au

The Canary (2020-06-30). Facebook chief defends approach to hate speech amid growing advertiser boycott. thecanary.co A Facebook chief has defended the social network's efforts to tackle hate speech as a growing list of big firms halt advertising on the platform.Starbucks has become the latest household name to suspend its adverts, following the likes of Unilever and Coca-Cola, amid concerns that the tech giant is failing to address the issue.Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has come under fire for not taking action on the matter, keeping up a post by Donald Trump, in which the president said "when the looting starts, the shooting starts", during protests across the US over the killing of George Floyd.Steve Hatch, Facebook's vice p…

Betsey Piette (2020-06-30). 'We don't accept their apology, we want action!'. workers.org After 27 days of nonstop protests against police brutality in Philadelphia, city officials finally apologized for their decision to let police and SWAT units use tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets on protesters June 1. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw held a joint press conference . . . |

Staff (2020-06-30). Mississippi Votes to Remove the Confederate Emblem From Flag. truthout.org In a historic vote, the Mississippi state Legislature passed a bill to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, making it the last state to do so, after an ongoing nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality and a mounting pressure campaign in Mississippi. Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, says it has been a "long journey" to change the Mississippi flag. "We've had to fight both against the symbol of racial oppression, the revisionist history of racial oppression, and…

Staff (2020-06-30). NAACP's Derrick Johnson on Mississippi's State Flag, Trump's White Power Tweet & Boycotting Facebook. democracynow.org In a historic vote, the Mississippi state Legislature passed a bill to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, making it the last state to do so, after an ongoing nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality and a mounting pressure campaign in Mississippi. Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, says it has been a "long journey" to change the Mississippi flag. "We've had to fight both against the symbol of racial oppression, the revisionist history of racial oppression, and now the next step is to fight against the structural racism that's embedded in the public policy, not o…

Kate Ruane (2020-06-30). The EARN IT Act is a Disaster for Online Speech and Privacy, Especially for the LGBTQ and Sex Worker Communities. aclu.org After a month of unprecedented protests against police brutality across the country, in which

Don Fitz (2020-06-30). Should NYC's Wall Street Be Renamed "Eric Garner St.?" counterpunch.org In 2008, policeman Mike King was murdered on Leland Ave. When the police asked that a street be named after him, no one objected. The City Hall of University City (part of St. Louis County) is now at the corner of Delmar Blvd. and Sgt. Mike King Dr. The coalition believes that anyone who agrees with naming a street after a cop killed by a civilian should also agree to name a street after a civilian killed by a cop.

_____ (2020-06-30). NYPD Officers Arrest And Pepper Spray Queer Liberation March Protesters. popularresistance.org NYPD officers arrested and pepper-sprayed protesters at the Queer Liberation March Sunday afternoon while attempting to arrest two people for graffiti, according to witnesses. | Numerous videos shared on social media show a crowd of officers shoving outraged protesters where arrests were being made near Washington Square Park. | As two were being arrested for graffiti, protesters intervened in an attempt to free them, at which point police responded with pepper spray, multiple witnesses told Gothamist. A legal observer said at least four people were arrested and 10 others pepper-sprayed—including someone ru…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). French healthcare workers protest for wages, resources. yenisafak.com Healthcare professionals in France took to the streets Tuesday to demand increased wages and resources.Marchers came out in the capital Paris and France's other major cities as talks on the Segur de la Sante, a program put forth by the government at the end of May to tackle disparities in the health sector, are set to end on Friday.Members of unions and hospital collectives were at the protests, which followed previous demonstrations staged a week ago that ended in violence when workers torched cars and furniture in Paris, some being arrested.With direct involvement from President Emmanuel Macron, Segur de la San…

Marwa Osman (2020-06-30). Looting Palestine—MES EP. 60. thealtworld.com Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the time would be ripe on July 1 for his regime to permanently seize Palestinian territory by annexing swathes of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. In the meantime, Palestinians called on political leaders in the Arab and Muslim world to join hands in defense of the Palestinian cause and devise mechanisms to stop Israel's plan. To discuss this issue with us from the occupied West Bank Dr. Amal Wahdan, Human Rights Advocate. | Meanwhile, the conflict in Libya has taken a new turn. Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's threat to take military action if the city of Sirte or the…

Staff (2020-06-30). Stir Crazy! Episode #61: COVID & Cops: We Are Under Attack. therealnews.com On today's show: Activist and recording artist Eze Jackson and TRNN Executive Producer Lisa Snowden-McCray. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have questions/comments/suggestions for the show email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Iraqi Army launches anti-ISIL operation in Kirkuk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Iraqi army has identified and arrested an ISIL commander in an operation in Hawija city in Kirkuk Governorate.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-29). Black Lives Matter UK expresses solidarity with Palestinians, rejects Israeli occupation plan. peoplesdispatch.org In a series of tweets that also critiqued the silence of the British political class on the issue, Black Lives Matter UK declared that it loudly and clearly stood "beside our Palestinian comrades. FREE PALESTINE"

Anne M. Peterson (2020-06-29). NWSL players take a knee during the national anthem. peoplesworld.org (AP) Players for the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage knelt during the national anthem Saturday when the National Women's Soccer League opened the Challenge Cup tournament in Utah. The players and coaches wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in warmups before the game, which was nationally televised on CBS. The players also knelt during …

Judith Bergman (2020-06-29). Modern Slavery and Woke Hypocrisy. globalresearch.ca The news has been filled with reports about Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters vandalizing and tearing down statues of slave traders, slave owners, and anyone who they perceive as having been historically involved with slavery. In Bristol, England, a statue …

_____ (2020-06-29). How Palestine Advocates Can Support Black Struggle. popularresistance.org Black people are one of the first and largest victims of Western colonialism and racial capitalism. We have never received justice for 500 years of racist violence and exploitation. | The US and most Western countries built their empires through profits from the Atlantic slave trade. | As an illegitimate settler colony that was built on the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population and enslavement of Africans, the US requires the continuous subjugation of Black and Indigenous people to maintain its imperial domination abroad. | Accordingly, the greatest internal threat to the US empire is that of a Black revo…

_____ (2020-06-29). Spying On Americans: Infamous 1970s White House Plan For Protest Surveillance. popularresistance.org Portions of a long-secret government blueprint for expansive surveillance of domestic protest movements during the Nixon presidency have just been released, more than 50 years after it was drafted. The notorious "Huston Plan" prepared by representatives of the White House and the U.S. intelligence community envisioned a smorgasbord of covert operations that made even FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover queasy. The proposed activities ranged from monitoring domestic dissident groups — notably the Black Panthers — to office break-ins. This is the first time the document has been released on its own and with th…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Naomi Campbell sees Black Lives Matter altering fashion and beauty industries. yenisafak.com Worldwide protests about the treatment of Black people will alter the global fashion and beauty industries by creating job opportunities and products catering for a broader range of consumers, model Naomi Campbell told Reuters in an interview.The fashion world has long been criticised for its lack of diversity. Some firms are already making product changes as protests about systemic racism sparked by the killing of Black people by police in the United States highlight issues related to race.Campbell, who during a 34-year career was the first Black model to appear on the covers of French Vogue and Time magazine, s…

sputniknews (2020-06-29). Jewish Watchdog Slams Black Lives Matter UK Over Calls to Sanction Israel. sputniknews.com Created in the US in 2013 as an anti-racism activism and protest movement, Black Lives Matter has enjoyed a surge in support and media coverage in the wake of the George Floyd protests across the US and around the world. Activists have been criticized by conservatives, and by Israel supporters, however, over their attacks on the Jewish State.

sputniknews (2020-06-29). 'You F**king Communists': US Woman Berates BLM Protesters in Expletive-Filled Rant. sputniknews.com An unidentified US woman was recently caught in a since-deleted video slinging a profanity-filled rant against a group of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters who were demonstrating over the weekend in Watsontown, Pennsylvania.

RT (2020-06-29). 'Dilbert' creator prompts fury saying he lost jobs and 'my TV show for being white'. rt.com Cartoonist Scott Adams has received a barrage of criticisms from 'woke' Twitter users angered by his claim that he's lost three jobs due to being white, one being on the cancelled adaptation of his comic strip 'Dilbert'. | "I lost my TV show for being white when UPN decided it would focus on an African-American audience," Adams tweeted. "That was the third job I lost for being white. The other two in corporate America. (They told me directly.)" | Adams was responding to 'Star Wars' actor Ahmed Best (best known as the voice of Jar Jar Binks), who is black, tweeting about his struggles to get work in Hollywood c…

Staff (2020-06-29). What's "Justice" in the Face of Police Killings? Full Societal Transformation. truthout.org For a while now, the U.S. has been poised at the threshold of full-on fascism, and "I can't breathe" is the future to which those in charge appear willing to consign Black people. Fortunately, today, we're seeing multiracial and multi-class initiatives pushing the state and communities to respond differently to social conflict and, on a more ambitious level, pushing us all toward a more humane society. | Black people in the United States are oppressed in every sense of the term: institutional an…

Community Rising (2020-06-29). Rally and March Show LGBTQ+ and Menlo Park Community Stand with Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Students from high schools in Menlo Park and Palo Alto pulled together an event that drew community members from the surrounding area and San Francisco. After a rally they took over several Menlo Park streets with a noisy march.

Hatewatch Staff (2020-06-29). Mass Resistance Falsely Claims Black Lives Matter Destroys Families, Likens Movement to Nazi Germany. splcenter.org Longtime anti-LGBTQ hate group Mass Resistance has expanded its animus to include Black Lives Matter (BLM), a movement launched to challenge and dismantle systemic racism.

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2020-06-29). Fallos de SCOTUS: la lucha masiva y la solidaridad ganan concesiones. workers.org Esta es una versión ligeramente editada de una charla dada en un seminario web del Partido Mundo Obrero el 25 de junio sobre "LGBTQ2S+ y el movimiento Black Lives Matter". Sylvia Rivera (izquierda) y Marsha P. Johnson, Nueva York. Qué afortunados somos todos de estar juntos en la lucha en . . . |

Fight Back (2020-06-29). NYC Queer Liberation March honors Black lives. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Over 10,000 people gathered in New York City for the second annual Queer Liberation March on June 28. The Queer Liberation March was first organized in 2019 as an anti-corporate alternative to the main Pride March. This year, the theme of the march was standing in solidarity with Black lives and against police brutality, demanding a 50% reduction of the NYPD's budget and police force. Black trans people were especially honored, due to the increased targeting they face by police and for hate crimes. The march was organized by the Reclaim Pride Coalition. | The march met at Foley Square with many dif…

George Wuerthner (2020-06-29). Missouri River Breaks: How BLM Neglect Threatens a Wild and Scenic River and National Monument. counterpunch.org One hundred forty-nine miles of the Missouri River in Montana is a designated Wild and Scenic River. It is also within the 375,000 acres Missouri River Breaks National Monument, which includes the Lewis and Clark and Nez Perce National Historic Trails. It is part of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Landscape Conservation System. The

RT (2020-06-29). No trespassing at Ken & Karen's: Video of St Louis couple pointing guns at BLM protesters sets Twitter alight. rt.com A video showing a couple in a rich St Louis neighborhood scaring BLM protesters away from their porch with guns has quickly become an online hit. The pair have been both attacked and praised for their actions on social media. | The Missourians who became an internet sensation were revealed to be local lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey. After the video of them brandishing guns in front of protesters surfaced online, the couple was doxxed, and their family law center has been hit with a wave of negative reviews and comments on their behavior. | "My husband keeps 'accidentally' pointing his assault weapon at me…

R. Robertson (2020-06-29). Victory for San Mateo Co. Inmates After Ten Day Hunger Strike. indybay.org Protesters' voices have finally been heard after a 10 day hunger strike at San Mateo County's Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City. [Photo of anti-police brutality activist Missy at a rally at the historic old courthouse in Redwood City on June 21.]…

Staff (2020-06-29). "Atrocious": Police Killed Elijah McClain in 2019. Why Did It Take Colorado So Long to Launch Probe? democracynow.org Colorado Governor Jared Polis has ordered a new investigation into the 2019 police killing of 23-year-old Elijah McClain in Aurora, which is facing renewed scrutiny and outrage amid the nationwide uprising against police brutality. McClain was walking home from a store last August when someone called 911 to report a "suspicious person." Three Aurora police officers who answered the call tackled McClain to the ground and placed him in a chokehold as he pleaded for his life, and medical responders who arrived then injected McClain with the powerful sedative ketamine. He suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to the h…

sputniknews (2020-06-29). Reading Attack: Khairi Saadallah Shouted 'Allahu Akbar' During Park Stabbing, Court Hears. sputniknews.com On 20 June, three people were killed and several others were injured in a stabbing attack in Forbury Gardens, Reading. Khairi Saadallah was arrested by police shortly after the incident. After being questioned under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, Saadallah has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

WSWS (2020-06-29). One person killed in attack on anti-police violence protest in Louisville, Kentucky. wsws.org The suspected shooter, Steven Lopez, had been arrested by police earlier this month and was known to be in possession of a handgun and ammunition.

Chris Hedges (2020-06-29). Chris Hedges: My Student Comes Home. mintpressnews.com In 1990, Lawrence Bell was 14, orphaned and living in an abandoned house when three Camden cops pressured him to sign a confession of murder. Sunday, thanks to the dogged work of his laywer, he was freed.

Mario Carbonell (2020-06-29). Cops in Washington defy new state police reform law with impunity. liberationnews.org 1-940 was passed with the best of intentions by voters hoping for some real change.

_____ (2020-06-29). Chris Hedges On Contact: Julian Assange Extradition Hearing. popularresistance.org Chris Hedges discusses the extradition hearing of Julian Assange with lawyer, author and professor, Marjorie Cohn. | Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she taught from 1991 to 2016, and a former president of the National Lawyers Guild. | Professor Cohn is the editor of and a contributor to 'The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse', and 'Drones and Targeted Killings: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues'.

Fight Back (2020-06-29). Philippines: 7 anti-mining leaders arrested. fightbacknews.org The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joined various organizations in denouncing the Duterte regime and its armed forces for the unlawful arrest of anti-mining leaders Datu Reynaldo Ayuma and six other Lumads at Purok 6, Barangay Blanco, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental on June 26. | "The Party calls on local and international environmentalist and human rights advocates to look into the escalating incidents of abuses perpetrated by the Duterte fascist regime against anti-mining communities while fast-tracking the enactment of the fascist Anti-Terror Bill (ATB)," stated Marco L. Valbuena, Information Officer, C…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Over 1M cannabis roots seized in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com Acting on a tip, the local gendarmerie raided eight separate addresses in the province. They also confiscated 105 kilograms (231 pounds) of marijuana besides cannabis roots, the Bingol Governorate said in a statement.Two suspects were arrested in the operation.

sputniknews (2020-06-28). 'Not My Fault I'm White': Ex-Formula 1 Boss Ecclestone Defends 'Black People More Racist' Statement. sputniknews.com On Friday Former Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone came under fire after an appearance on CNN Sport, where he claimed that, in his opinion, in many cases "Black people are more racist than what white people are."

sputniknews (2020-06-28). Joe Biden Election Campaign Discloses Over One Third of Staff People of Colour, Majority Female. sputniknews.com White House hopeful Joe Biden has been evading questions over the diversity of his campaign staff since the Democratic primaries, with the issue now pushed to the forefront amid the continuing protests against racism and police brutality erupting across the country in the wake of the death of black man George Floyd in police custody.

RT (2020-06-28). Dismissing my experience with racism as gaslighting is racist itself, Priti Patel says of Labour MPs' criticism. rt.com UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has said it is racist for minority MPs to dismiss her experiences of racism as an attempt to gaslight the British public amid 'Black Lives Matter' protests in the country. | Patel, who is of Indian origin, told interviewer Sophy Ridge on Sunday that her accusers were apparently having a problem with her not conforming "to their preconceived idea or stereotypical view of what an ethnic minority woman should stand for and represent." | "In my view, that in itself is racist," the home secretary continued. "So it's very disappointing and I've made it quite clear I'm not going to digni…

Staff (2020-06-28). When War Against Black Americans Represents "Peace," We Must Redefine the Word. truthout.org The world now knows about police brutality, what we American Negroes* have experienced as a matter of course since the slave patrols. The "peace officers" that purportedly swore to uphold and defend the Constitution by serving and protecting citizens like George Floyd, murdered him. Maybe "peace officer" seems absurd. The term evokes the Orwellian phrase "war is peace." | But it makes sense if we deconstruct "peace." The Pax Romana ("Roman Peace") denoted Roman Empire; the king's peace spans B…

_____ (2020-06-28). US Killer Cops Mastered 'Fascist Israel's Technique Proudly Used On Palestinians'. popularresistance.org "Thank goodness there's an uprising," Waters told RT's 'Going Underground' on Tuesday, referring to the wave of protests and riots sweeping the US since the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis last month. "It's about time." | The kneeling chokehold that killed Floyd was described by Waters as "an Israeli technique, proudly developed by the IDF in the occupied territories in Palestine." | An Israeli national police spokesman recently denied that his country's police force uses such a measure on suspects, and added that Israeli counterterrorism officers never taught the move to American polic…

_____ (2020-06-28). Mathematicians Urge Colleagues To Boycott Police Work In Wake Of Killings. popularresistance.org The tide of reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality that has been sweeping through institutions — including scientific ones — has reached universities' normally reclusive mathematics departments. A group of mathematicians in the United States has written a letter calling for their colleagues to stop collaborating with police because of the widely documented disparities in how US law-enforcement agencies treat people of different races and ethnicities. They concentrate their criticism on predictive policing, a maths-based technique aimed at stopping crime before it occurs. | The letter, dated…

RT (2020-06-28). Four charged for vandalizing Jackson statue near White House as Trump demands maximum punishment. rt.com Four men filmed trying to tear down a statue of President Andrew Jackson have been charged with damaging federal property. President Trump earlier shared wanted posters related to the incident on Twitter. | Of the four individuals identified by investigators, one has been arrested and brought before a DC court, while three others remain at large. Aged between 20 and 47, the protesters face between up to 10 years in prison for their alleged crimes. | The attempt to topple the statue of President Jackson, accused by protesters of being a slave owner, happened on Monday, amid a wider wave of vandalism targeting m…

Glen Ford (2020-06-28). Yes, defund the cops—and put them under community control. mronline.org Community control of the police means empowering the people to shape and oversee the mechanisms of their own security and end forever the armed occupation of our communities by hostile forces.