Daily Archives: May 14, 2020

2020-05-14: News Headlines

RT (2020-05-14). 'Don't give 2 rats' a**es about your cops': NYC police unions call on health commissioner to resign after refusal to provide masks. rt.com Unions representing New York City police officers have demanded the dismissal of the city's health commissioner after she scoffed at a request to provide the force with surgical masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. | Dr. Oxiris Barbot refused to provide the city's police with 500,000 masks as Covid-19 began to spread in March, telling a high-ranking law enforcement official, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan: "I don't give two rats' asses about your cops." The conversation, first reported by the New York Post, was confirmed to the media by the NYC Health Department. Barbot has since apologized to Monaha…

Tanuke Smith (2020-05-13). If we must die, don't let it be from COVID-19. peoplesworld.org Not much has changed in the Black community. The strategy of controlling wealth, access to healthcare, and the demise of African Americans is still as calculated as ever. The mainstream media reports daily on the death rate in Black communities, stemming from crime, police brutality, or COVID-19. As April arrived, the cruel face of reality …

WSWS (2020-05-13). New York police brutality continues unabated in midst of pandemic. wsws.org Sections of the Democratic Party and the media in New York City are attempting to portray brutal attacks by the NYPD on workers and youth exclusively in racial terms.

John Whitehead (2020-05-13). Contact Tracing, Immunity Cards and Mass Testing: Are We on The Fast Track to a National ID? mintpressnews.com CHARLOTTESVILLE ( That's the message being broadcast 24/7 with every new piece of government propaganda, every new law that criminalizes otherwise lawful activity, every new policeman on the beat, every new surveillance camera casting a watchful eye, every sensationalist news story that titillates and distracts, every new prison or detention center built to house troublemake…

NationAction (2020-05-12). Fight Mass Incarceration Amidst the Pandemic. thenation.com Fight Mass Incarceration Amidst the Pandemic…

RT (2020-05-12). Police officer rants about 'tyrannical' & 'unconstitutional' Covid-19 measures… gets in trouble for 'insubordination' (VIDEOS). rt.com A US police officer has urged fellow cops to stop enforcing coronavirus lockdown measures, slamming them as "unconstitutional." While his call to action landed him in trouble, other officers have started to speak out as well. | Port of Seattle Officer Greg Anderson was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation after he appeared in a viral video last weekend arguing the lockdown measures are violating the US Constitution and "trampling on people's liberties," questioning the restrictions and whether enforcing them is "the right thing" to do. | I want to remind you that regardless of where you stan…

NationAction (2020-05-12). Fight Mass Incarceration Amid the Pandemic. thenation.com Fight Mass Incarceration Amid the Pandemic…

Fight Back (2020-05-11). Tampa Bay SDS demands justice for Ahmaud Arbery. fightbacknews.org "Trayvon Martin, Emmett Till. How many Black lives will you kill?" This was one of many chants heard across downtown Tampa on Saturday, May 9, as protesters gathered to demand justice for Ahmaud Arbery. The South Georgia resident was murdered by two white supremacist vigilantes, father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael, while he out for a jog. | Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), along with members of the community, parked outside the Sam M. Gibbons Federal Courthouse to participate in the socially-distanced protest. After the protesters were forced to leave by the building's security, the ral…

Michael Molitch-Hou (2020-05-14). Paramilitary Panda: WWF Land Grabs Rooted in Covert Apartheid History. indybay.org According to a BuzzFeed News series, the WWF has been tied to paramilitary violence in third world countries. What they completely ignored was that the WWF was previously involved in the murder of 6,000 anti-apartheid activists in South Africa a part of an "anti-poaching" mission in the 1980s. All evidence seems to suggest that the WWF was used as cover for an MI6 operation on behalf of powerful business interests in South Africa.

teleSUR (2020-05-12). Women, Migrants & Blacks Most Affected by COVID-19 in Latam. telesurenglish.net The COVID-19 pandemic will make a bad economic situation worse for women, Indigenous, black people and migrants in Latin America, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) warned Tuesday. | RELATED: | The agency of the United Nations said in a report that unequal access to potable water, sanitation, healthcare, and housing could also mean higher rates of infection and death among these…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-13). Palestinian teen killed, another arrested by Israeli forces in occupied West Bank. peoplesdispatch.org A 14-year-old Palestinian boy, identified as Zaid al-Fayumi, was killed and four others injured after Israeli occupying forces opened fire on Palestinian protesters on Wednesday…

Jesse Jackson (2020-05-14). Our Continuing Terror: the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery. counterpunch.org Today there is a national outcry about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. The public condemnation has forced a belated response. Those accused of his murder finally have been arrested. His murder has become a global embarrassment for whites. For blacks, however, it is another humiliation, a continuing terror. It is the normal silence, however, that condemns

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-13). Villagers and left party workers protesting toxic gas leak in southern India arrested. peoplesdispatch.org Police arrested 10 people, including five members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), and booked them under various charges, including criminal trespass and rioting. All 10 have been released on bail…

teleSUR (2020-05-13). Florida College Student Arrested After Mass Shooting Threats. telesurenglish.net A 36-year-old student from the University of Florida was arrested after threatening to carry out a mass shooting at the Virginia State Polytechnic University campus. | RELATED: | James Robert Kelly threatened to perform the attack if a journalist for the Independent Florida Alligator college newspaper made no changes to an article about him. | According to that publication, Kelly presented an ultimatum to society and threatened…

Andrea Woods (2020-05-12). Dallas County Officials are Leaving Vulnerable People to Catch COVID-19 in Jail. aclu.org Wykivia and Ideare Bailey were taking every precaution. Worried for their asthmatic daughter due to the spread of COVID-19, the couple was meticulous in cleaning, sanitizing, and social distancing to reduce every possible threat. However, when Ideare was arrested for property theft and booked into the Dallas County Jail on April 6, there was no way to adhere to those precautions. Held in a crowded intake room, he could not maintain six feet of distance from other people. Forced to live in a dormitory with 60 other people — for meals, downtime, sleeping, bathing, everything — Mr. Bailey knew that he…

Dr. Judy Mikovits (2020-05-12). Video: Plandemic Documentary: The Hidden Agenda Behind COVID-19. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Staff (2020-05-11). "COVID-19 Has Been Racialized": Black Scholar Jill Nelson Arrested for Chalking "Trump = Plague" democracynow.org Black and Brown communities are being disproportionately targeted and policed in New York City's response to the spread of COVID-19. We speak with author and activist Jill Nelson, who was herself arrested by NYPD in April for writing "Trump = Plague" in chalk on an abandoned building in her Washington Heights neighborhood. The 67-year-old scholar was handcuffed, taken to the police station and held for five hours. Now she is speaking out. The president is "telling us that as people of color, and older people, we should just die," says Nelson. "It's ridiculous."

Andrew Emett (2020-05-11). Former deputy fired and arrested after trying to break into teen's home. nationofchange.org Deputy Jordan Kita was recently fired and will face charges of forcible trespass, breaking and entering, and willful failure to discharge duties.

2020-05-14: Social Media Postees

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'Don't give 2 rats' a**es about your cops': NYC police unions call on health commissioner to resign after refusal to provide masks
rt.com | 2020-05-14
Unions representing New York City police officers have demanded the dismissal of the city's health commissioner after she scoffed at a request to provide the force with surgical masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. | Dr. Oxiris Barbot refused to provide the city's police with 500,000 masks as Covid-19 began to spread in March, telling a high-ranking law enforcement official, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan: "I don't give two rats' asses about your cops." The conversation, first reported by the New York Post, was confirmed to the media by the NYC Health Department. Barbot has since apologized to Monaha…
rt.com/usa/488598-nyc-police-health-commissioner-masks-resign/

New York police brutality continues unabated in midst of pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-05-13
Sections of the Democratic Party and the media in New York City are attempting to portray brutal attacks by the NYPD on workers and youth exclusively in racial terms.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/13/nypd…

If we must die, don't let it be from COVID-19
Tanuke Smith | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-13
Not much has changed in the Black community. The strategy of controlling wealth, access to healthcare, and the demise of African Americans is still as calculated as ever. The mainstream media reports daily on the death rate in Black communities, stemming from crime, police brutality, or COVID-19. As April arrived, the cruel face of reality …
peoplesworld.org/article/if-we-must-die-dont-let-it-be-from-covid-19/

Contact Tracing, Immunity Cards and Mass Testing: Are We on The Fast Track to a National ID?
John Whitehead | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-13
CHARLOTTESVILLE ( Rutherford) —- No one is safe. No one is immune. No one gets spared the anguish, fear and heartache of living under the shadow of an authoritarian police state. | That's the message being broadcast 24/7 with every new piece of government propaganda, every new law that criminalizes otherwise lawful activity, every new policeman on the beat, every new surveillance camera casting a watchful eye, every sensationalist news story that titillates and distracts, every new prison or detention center built to house troublemake…
mintpressnews.com/contact-tracing-immunity-cards-mass-testing-national-id/267488/

Police officer rants about 'tyrannical' & 'unconstitutional' Covid-19 measures… gets in trouble for 'insubordination' (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-05-12
A US police officer has urged fellow cops to stop enforcing coronavirus lockdown measures, slamming them as "unconstitutional." While his call to action landed him in trouble, other officers have started to speak out as well. | Port of Seattle Officer Greg Anderson was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation after he appeared in a viral video last weekend arguing the lockdown measures are violating the US Constitution and "trampling on people's liberties," questioning the restrictions and whether enforcing them is "the right thing" to do. | I want to remind you that regardless of where you stan…
rt.com/usa/488383-police-speak-out-lockdowns/

Fight Mass Incarceration Amid the Pandemic
NationAction | thenation.com | 2020-05-12
Fight Mass Incarceration Amid the Pandemic…
thenation.com/article/activism/fight-mass-incarceration-amidst-the-pandemic/

Fight Mass Incarceration Amidst the Pandemic
NationAction | thenation.com | 2020-05-12
Fight Mass Incarceration Amidst the Pandemic…
thenation.com/article/activism/fight-mass-incarceration-amidst-the-pandemic/

Paramilitary Panda: WWF Land Grabs Rooted in Covert Apartheid History
Michael Molitch-Hou | indybay.org | 2020-05-14
According to a BuzzFeed News series, the WWF has been tied to paramilitary violence in third world countries. What they completely ignored was that the WWF was previously involved in the murder of 6,000 anti-apartheid activists in South Africa a part of an "anti-poaching" mission in the 1980s. All evidence seems to suggest that the WWF was used as cover for an MI6 operation on behalf of powerful business interests in South Africa.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/12/18832991.php

Paramilitary Panda: WWF Land Grabs Rooted in Covert Apartheid History
Michael Molitch-Hou | indybay.org | 2020-05-13
According to a BuzzFeed News series, the WWF has been tied to paramilitary violence in third world countries. What they completely ignored was that the WWF was previously involved in the murder of 6,000 anti-apartheid activists in South Africa a part of an "anti-poaching" mission in the 1980s. All evidence seems to suggest that the WWF was used as cover for an MI6 operation on behalf of powerful business interests in South Africa.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/12/18832991.php

Paramilitary Panda: WWF Land Grabs Rooted in Covert Apartheid History
Michael Molitch-Hou | indybay.org | 2020-05-12
According to a BuzzFeed News series, the WWF has been tied to paramilitary violence in third world countries. What they completely ignored was that the WWF was previously involved in the murder of 6,000 anti-apartheid activists in South Africa a part of an "anti-poaching" mission in the 1980s. All evidence seems to suggest that the WWF was used as cover for an MI6 operation on behalf of powerful business interests in South Africa.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/12/18832991.php

Women, Migrants & Blacks Most Affected by COVID-19 in Latam
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-12
The COVID-19 pandemic will make a bad economic situation worse for women, Indigenous, black people and migrants in Latin America, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) warned Tuesday. | RELATED: | Universal Basic Income to Help Most Affected by COVID-19: ECLAC | The agency of the United Nations said in a report that unequal access to potable water, sanitation, healthcare, and housing could also mean higher rates of infection and death among these…
telesurenglish.net/news/Women-Migrants–Blacks-Most-Affected-by-COVID-19-in-Latam—20200512-0020.html

Women, Migrants & Blacks Most Affected by COVID-19 in Latam
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-12
The COVID-19 pandemic will make a bad economic situation worse for women, Indigenous, black people and migrants in Latin America, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) warned Tuesday. | RELATED: | Universal Basic Income to Help Most Affected by COVID-19: ECLAC | The agency of the United Nations said in a report that unequal access to potable water, sanitation, healthcare, and housing could also mean higher rates of infection and death among these…
telesurenglish.net/news/Women-Migrants–Blacks-Most-Affected-by-COVID-19-in-Latam—20200512-0020.html

Palestinian teen killed, another arrested by Israeli forces in occupied West Bank
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-13
A 14-year-old Palestinian boy, identified as Zaid al-Fayumi, was killed and four others injured after Israeli occupying forces opened fire on Palestinian protesters on Wednesday…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/13/palestinian-teen-killed-another-arrested-by-israeli-forces-in-occupied-west-bank/

Palestinian teen killed, another arrested by Israeli forces in occupied West Bank
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-13
A 14-year-old Palestinian boy, identified as Zaid al-Fayumi, was killed and four others injured after Israeli occupying forces opened fire on Palestinian protesters on Wednesday…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/13/palestinian-teen-killed-another-arrested-by-israeli-forces-in-occupied-west-bank/

Our Continuing Terror: the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery
Jesse Jackson | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-14
Today there is a national outcry about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. The public condemnation has forced a belated response. Those accused of his murder finally have been arrested. His murder has become a global embarrassment for whites. For blacks, however, it is another humiliation, a continuing terror. It is the normal silence, however, that condemns…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/14/our-continuing-terror-the-murder-of-ahmaud-arbery/

Villagers and left party workers protesting toxic gas leak in southern India arrested
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-13
Police arrested 10 people, including five members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), and booked them under various charges, including criminal trespass and rioting. All 10 have been released on bail…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/13/villagers-and-left-party-workers-protesting-toxic-gas-leak-in-southern-india-arrested/

Florida College Student Arrested After Mass Shooting Threats
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-13
A 36-year-old student from the University of Florida was arrested after threatening to carry out a mass shooting at the Virginia State Polytechnic University campus. | RELATED: | US: Four Dead in a Shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Base | James Robert Kelly threatened to perform the attack if a journalist for the Independent Florida Alligator college newspaper made no changes to an article about him. | According to that publication, Kelly presented an ultimatum to society and threatened…
telesurenglish.net/news/Florida-College-Student-Arrested-After-Mass-Shooting-Threats-20200513-0014.html

Video: Plandemic Documentary: The Hidden Agenda Behind COVID-19
Dr. Judy Mikovits | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
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 …
globalresearch.ca/video-plandemic-documentary-hidden-agenda-behind-covid-19/5712013

Dallas County Officials are Leaving Vulnerable People to Catch COVID-19 in Jail
Andrea Woods | aclu.org | 2020-05-12
Wykivia and Ideare Bailey were taking every precaution. Worried for their asthmatic daughter due to the spread of COVID-19, the couple was meticulous in cleaning, sanitizing, and social distancing to reduce every possible threat. However, when Ideare was arrested for property theft and booked into the Dallas County Jail on April 6, there was no way to adhere to those precautions. Held in a crowded intake room, he could not maintain six feet of distance from other people. Forced to live in a dormitory with 60 other people