Daily Archives: May 7, 2020

2020-05-07: News Headlines

Insult to Black Lives Matter, Insult to All (2020-05-07). SFPD Wore "Blue Lives Matter" Face Masks While Responding to Protests. indybay.org Photos of the scene at a May 1 housing protest in San Francisco show a row of police wearing face masks that depict the "thin blue line" flag. At least one policeman at a reopen rally the same day wore the same mask. Police regulation states that officers cannot alter their uniform. City Police Chief Bill Scott says he is seeking "neutral" face coverings for the city's rank and file.

Alice Speri (2020-05-07). Mass Incarceration Poses a Uniquely American Risk in Pandemic. zcomm.org Mass incarceration is not only causing people to die of Covid-19 behind bars. As corrections facilities become hot spots, the virus is also rapidly spreading into the surrounding communities…

Fight Back (2020-05-06). Jamar Clark Bornday: Car caravan celebration. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – About 30 vehicles drove through North Minneapolis on Sunday, May 3, to mark the day that Jamar Clark should have turned 29 years old. Horns blaring, the caravan made its way to the block where Clark was killed by police in November 2015. Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar brought together family and community members to celebrate Clark's life, and to continue the fight for justice through Jamar. | Getting out of their cars at the corner of James and Plymouth Avenues, they raised signs and banners and chanted to honor Jamar Clark's memory. | As family and community members gathered with b…

Elie Mystal (2020-05-05). Covid Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police Brutality. thenation.com Covid Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police Brutality…

Peter Bolton (2020-05-05). We should never forget Bobby Sands, nor the brutality of the Thatcher government in Ireland. thecanary.co Today marks the 39th

Berwick DM. (2020-05-05). Moral Choices for Today's Physician. jamanetwork.com In this essay, Don Berwick considers moral choices physicians face personally, organizationally, and globally and exhorts them to understand that the health of humanity depends on their speaking out against the social injustice of overpricing drugs and services, mass incarceration, and the lack of environmental responsibility.

yenisafak (2020-05-07). Security forces seize 70 Roman-era coins in SE Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces seized Roman-era bronze coins in the southeastern Sanliurfa province on Thursday, according to security sources.Some 70 Roman-era coins were found from a car stopped by gendarmerie forces in Akcakale district.As many as 1,500 packets of smuggled cigarettes were also seized from six trucks in the district. Nine suspects were arrested during the operation. Akcakale maintains a border crossing with Syria's Tell Abyad town.

Staff (2020-05-06). U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt Compared to a "Bad Rambo Movie" democracynow.org We look at an incredible story unfolding in Venezuela of a failed coup attempt. Did a former Green Beret mastermind it? Two Americans have been arrested in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro claims the U.S. was behind the plot. "It looks like a bad Rambo movie, or a really bad telenovela," says Miguel Tinker Salas, author of "The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela." He notes that "the U.S. is seeking regime change … and the consequences for Venezuela could be very dire going forward."

Staff (2020-05-06). US Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt. truthout.org We look at an incredible story unfolding in Venezuela of a failed coup attempt. Did a former Green Beret mastermind it? Two Americans have been arrested in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro claims the U.S. was behind the plot. "It looks like a bad Rambo movie, or a really bad telenovela," says Miguel Tinker Salas, author of The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela. He notes that "the U.S. is seeking regime change … and the consequences for Venezuela could be very dire going forward."

Vanessa Beeley (2020-05-06). PLANDEMIC, a film about the global plan to take control of our lives, liberty, health & freedom. thealtworld.com "ABOUT THE FILM Humanity is imprisoned by a killer pandemic. People are being arrested for surfing in the ocean and meditating in nature. Nations are collapsing. Hungry citizens are rioting for food. The media has generated so much confusion and fear that people are begging for salvation in a syringe. | Billionaire patent owners are pushing for globally mandated vaccines. Anyone who refuses to be injected with experimental poisons will be prohibited from travel, education and work. No, this is not a synopsis for a new horror movie. | This is our current reality. | Let's back up to address how we got here… In…

Rachel Janik (2020-04-21). Augustus Invictus Arrested in Florida for Stalking, Violating Bond. splcenter.org Invictus' father, John Gillespie, was arrested days earlier and charged with human trafficking of children under 18 years old.

2020-05-07: Social Media Postees

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SFPD Wore "Blue Lives Matter" Face Masks While Responding to Protests
Insult to Black Lives Matter, Insult to All | indybay.org | 2020-05-07
Photos of the scene at a May 1 housing protest in San Francisco show a row of police wearing face masks that depict the "thin blue line" flag. At least one policeman at a reopen rally the same day wore the same mask. Police regulation states that officers cannot alter their uniform. City Police Chief Bill Scott says he is seeking "neutral" face coverings for the city's rank and file.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/03/18832811.php

Mass Incarceration Poses a Uniquely American Risk in Pandemic
Alice Speri | zcomm.org | 2020-05-07
Mass incarceration is not only causing people to die of Covid-19 behind bars. As corrections facilities become hot spots, the virus is also rapidly spreading into the surrounding communities…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/mass-incarceration-poses-a-uniquely-american-risk-in-pandemic/

Jamar Clark Bornday: Car caravan celebration
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-06
Minneapolis, MN – About 30 vehicles drove through North Minneapolis on Sunday, May 3, to mark the day that Jamar Clark should have turned 29 years old. Horns blaring, the caravan made its way to the block where Clark was killed by police in November 2015. Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar brought together family and community members to celebrate Clark's life, and to continue the fight for justice through Jamar. | Getting out of their cars at the corner of James and Plymouth Avenues, they raised signs and banners and chanted to honor Jamar Clark's memory. | As family and community members gathered with b…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/5/6/jamar-cla…

Covid Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police Brutality
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-05-05
Covid Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police Brutality…
thenation.com/article/society/coronavirus-police-brutality/

We should never forget Bobby Sands, nor the brutality of the Thatcher government in Ireland
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-05-05
Today marks the 39th anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands inside the H-blocks of Long Kesh internment camp. On 5 May 1981, Sands laid down his life for his and his comrades' right for recognition as political prisoners. On this day, we should remember the sacrifice he made for the cause of Irish freedom. But his struggle does not just provide an example that all anti-imperialists should follow. It also serve…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/05/05/we-should-never-forget-bobby-sands-nor-the-brutality-of-the-thatcher-government-in-ireland/

Moral Choices for Today's Physician
Berwick DM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-05-05
In this essay, Don Berwick considers moral choices physicians face personally, organizationally, and globally and exhorts them to understand that the health of humanity depends on their speaking out against the social injustice of overpricing drugs and services, mass incarceration, and the lack of environmental responsibility.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2765426

Security forces seize 70 Roman-era coins in SE Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-07
Turkish security forces seized Roman-era bronze coins in the southeastern Sanliurfa province on Thursday, according to security sources.Some 70 Roman-era coins were found from a car stopped by gendarmerie forces in Akcakale district.As many as 1,500 packets of smuggled cigarettes were also seized from six trucks in the district. Nine suspects were arrested during the operation. Akcakale maintains a border crossing with Syria's Tell Abyad town.
yenisafak.com/en/news/security-forces-seize-70-roman-era-coins-in-se-turkey-3518905

US Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-06
We look at an incredible story unfolding in Venezuela of a failed coup attempt. Did a former Green Beret mastermind it? Two Americans have been arrested in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro claims the U.S. was behind the plot. "It looks like a bad Rambo movie, or a really bad telenovela," says Miguel Tinker Salas, author of The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela. He notes that "the U.S. is seeking regime change … and the consequences for Venezuela could be very dire going forward."
truthout.org/video/us-mercenaries-captured-in-venezuela-after-failed-coup-attempt/

U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt Compared to a "Bad Rambo Movie"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-06
We look at an incredible story unfolding in Venezuela of a failed coup attempt. Did a former Green Beret mastermind it? Two Americans have been arrested in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro claims the U.S. was behind the plot. "It looks like a bad Rambo movie, or a really bad telenovela," says Miguel Tinker Salas, author of "The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela." He notes that "the U.S. is seeking regime change … and the consequences for Venezuela could be very dire going forward."
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/6/venezuela_…

PLANDEMIC, a film about the global plan to take control of our lives, liberty, health & freedom
Vanessa Beeley | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-06
"ABOUT THE FILM Humanity is imprisoned by a killer pandemic. People are being arrested for surfing in the ocean and meditating in nature. Nations are collapsing. Hungry citizens are rioting for food. The media has generated so much confusion and fear that people are begging for salvation in a syringe. | Billionaire patent owners are pushing for globally mandated vaccines. Anyone who refuses to be injected with experimental poisons will be prohibited from travel, education and work. No, this is not a synopsis for a new horror movie. | This is our current reality. | Let's back up to address how we got here… In…

PLANDEMIC, a film about the global plan to take control of our lives, liberty, health & freedom.

Augustus Invictus Arrested in Florida for Stalking, Violating Bond
Rachel Janik | splcenter.org | 2020-04-21
Invictus' father, John Gillespie, was arrested days earlier and charged with human trafficking of children under 18 years old.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/21/augustus-invictus-arrested-florida-stalking-violating-bond