Daily Archives: June 1, 2020

2020-06-01: News Headlines

Staff (2020-06-02). Thousands In Baltimore March For Justice For George Floyd. therealnews.com Protesters blocked streets and highways to demand politicians end police brutality and economic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mirinda Crissman (2020-06-02). Behind the Walls: Prisoner resistance roundup. workers.org Prisoners are acting to protect themselves and each other in the middle of the global pandemic as they protest inhuman cages across the country and across the world. In the brutal facilities of incarceration in the U.S. alone, there have been hundreds of recorded actions related to COVID-19 since late . . . |

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Central Florida FRSO condemns Florida curfews. fightbacknews.org In response to the nationwide uprisings in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, Florida cities and counties along the I-4 corridor, such as Tampa, Orlando, and Polk County, have announced curfews in an attempt to deescalate protests. In addition, Governor Ron DeSantis has deployed the National Guard to Tampa. The Central Florida District of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns these measures as they are motivated by aims to suppress the popular movements against the continuing brutality of the police against the African American community. | Tampa mayor Jane "Cover-up" Castor announced on Ma…

Ceren Sagir (2020-06-01). Black Lives Matter U.K.: London activists demand justice for George Floyd. peoplesworld.org LONDON—Hundreds of anti-racists gathered in London's Trafalgar Square Sunday to protest against the death of George Floyd, the Black man killed last week in Minneapolis by white police officers, who held him down while one pressed his knee into his neck as he cried: "I can't breathe." The demonstration was organized by Black Lives Matter. …

Henry Giroux (2020-06-01). Racial Domestic Terrorism and the Legacy of State Violence. counterpunch.org The sheer brutality of George Floyd's death at the hands of a viciously violent cop symbolizes the unadulterated racism of a culture that looks away in the face of police violence against Black people but also a society in which a form of racialized domestic terrorism has become normalized.

People's World Editorial Board (2020-06-01). Nationwide uprising against racist police violence. peoplesworld.org Up to 50 million jobless and 100,000 people dead—those are the backdrops to what has become a national uprising against police violence targeting Black people in America. The recent murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has triggered incredible developments that have never been seen in American history. The mass demonstrations coast to coast are …

Raul Diego (2020-06-01). Austin Police Respond to Police Brutality Protest with Violent Crackdowns. mintpressnews.com Saturday's protest against police brutality in the capital of Texas may show that the have-nots in America may have found a common cause to rally around – and that is not good news for the police,…

Robert Fantina (2020-06-01). Racism in the United States. globalresearch.ca If anyone needed another reminder that Black lives simply don't matter in the United States of America, the police in Minneapolis have clearly demonstrated that fact. | It will be a long time before I will forget the picture of Derek …

Ted Glick (2020-06-01). Chalking and Walking Because Black Lives Matter. zcomm.org One of the many good things about the massive demonstration in Newark yesterday was the unity in action on the part of the predominantly Black and very multi-racial gathering…

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Los Angeles demands justice for George Floyd and other victims of police terror. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, May 30, as part of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's National Day of Protest, a huge crowd filled Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to demand justice for George Floyd and others killed by police and racist vigilantes. Organized by Centro CSO, a member organization of NAARPR, the protest featured a lineup of speakers who've lost loved ones at the hands of LAPD, East Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Long Beach PD, and other police forces in the area. | Centro CSO members and allies who spoke at the protest called for solidarity with Black people against po…

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Trade unionists with Minnesota Workers United demand justice for George Floyd. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Around 500 rank-and-file union members and officials from dozens of unions came together at Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's house in Southwest Minneapolis, May 31, to demand justice for George Floyd and an end to racist policing. The protesters were resolved not to let racist tropes about outside agitators stop them from doing what is right. | The crowd was fiery and boisterous as 13 speakers gave moving testimony and calls to action to stand up for justice and stand up for George Floyd. Many speakers remarked on their experiences as Black people in America and what it is like to be rout…

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Thousands in Tampa Bay demand justice for George Floyd and all victims of police brutality. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society hosted a protest May 30 to demand justice for George Floyd and community control of the police. The event corresponded with the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression's national day of protest. Reporters estimate 5000 people in attendance at the height of the protest. | A crowd began to form a half-hour before the scheduled time. Hundreds marched to the Temple Terrace Police Department, chanting, "Say his name! George Floyd!" and "No justice, no peace! No racist police!" The protesters circled back to the corner of 53rd Street and Fowler…

Fight Back (2020-06-01). NYC protests for George Floyd and Minneapolis rebellion. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Thousands of people rose up across New York City on Saturday, May 30 all throughout the boroughs in various actions organized by different groups. All of the actions were in solidarity with the Minneapolis rebellion and demanding justice for George Floyd. | One action was a car caravan that went from Harlem to the Bronx. Over a dozen cars gathered as part of the National Day of Protest with the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. The cars taped up posters with the demands of Justice for George Floyd, stop killer cops, and solidarity with the Minneapolis uprising. The caravan…

Sarah Lahm (2020-06-01). Midwest Dispatch: White People, Do Something. progressive.org As protests and riots spread to cities across the world, white people are being asked to join the fight against police brutality.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-06-01). Protests Over George Floyd's Killing Met With Curfews, Police Crackdowns, and National Guard Troops Across US. commondreams.org Local police and National Guard troops cracked down on demonstrations in cities across the country throughout the weekend as protests provoked by the killing of George Floyd continued against police brutality, systemic racism, and the militarization of local law enforcement. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Susan Price (2020-06-01). US erupts with mass protests demanding justice for George Floyd. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2020-06-01). "America Has Looted Black People. We Learned It from You" Says Women's March Activist Tamika Mallory. democracynow.org In a powerful address among people in Minneapolis protesting the police murder of George Floyd, activist and former Women's March co-chair Tamika Mallory demanded, "Charge the cops. … Charge them in every city across America where our people are being murdered."

Staff (2020-06-01). "America's Moment of Reckoning": Cornel West Says Nationwide Uprising Is Sign of "Empire Imploding" democracynow.org As thousands from coast to coast took to the streets this weekend to protest the state-sanctioned killing of Black people, and the nation faces its largest public health crisis in generations and the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression, professor Cornel West calls the U.S. a "predatory capitalist civilization obsessed with money, money, money." He also makes the connections between U.S. violence abroad and at home. "There is a connection between the seeds that you sow of violence externally and internally."

Staff (2020-06-01). Defund Police: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Says Budgets Wrongly Prioritize Cops Over Schools, Hospitals. democracynow.org Calls to defund the police mount after police erupted into violence this weekend in response to widespread protests across the nation, arresting more than 4,000 people and attacking demonstrators with tear gas and rubber bullets. As police departments face increasing criticism for using excessive force on protesters, we get response from Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, renowned scholar Professor Cornel West and attorney Bakari Sellers.

Posted By Lynda Carson (2020-06-01). #CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest. indybay.org "We're at a Breaking Point: " #CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest, and Warns that Police Enforcement of Evictions Will Destroy More Black Lives!!!

Essence (2020-06-01). Sunday 5/31: Ukiah: Protest Against Police Brutality & Murder of Black People. indybay.org The Courthouse | 100 N State St. | Ukiah CA, 95482…

The Canary (2020-06-01). How the spectre of police brutality could influence Joe Biden's choice of running mate. thecanary.co Joe Biden's search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the US, raising questions about contenders with law and order backgrounds and intensifying pressure on the presumptive Democratic nominee to select a Black woman.Biden, who has already pledged to pick a woman, has cast a wide net in his search.Some of the women on his list have drawn national praise amid the protests over Floyd's death, including Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who delivered an impassioned appeal for calm in her city on Friday night.But the outcry over police brut…

RT (2020-06-02). Louisville police chief 'fired' month before retirement after body cameras from cops in protest shooting found inactive. rt.com Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad has been "relieved of duty" just a month before his scheduled retirement after it was discovered the body cameras of officers involved in the shooting of black chef David McAtee were inactive. | Conrad had told reporters that McAtee was killed after police and National Guard troops called to disperse a crowd were fired upon, at around 12: 15 am. Both police and the soldiers returned fire, fatally striking the barbecue restaurant owner. | When Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) demanded the release of body camera footage so that the public could "decide for themselves" who wa…

RT (2020-06-01). 'Violence was taught to us, we're tired of racism & injustice': BLM protesters reveal grievances as riots rage in DC. rt.com While violence is counterproductive, it is "necessary" during the riots currently plaguing US cities, because people of color are fed up with stigma and racial bias, Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists told Ruptly video agency. | "I just want to be able to walk around every day and not feel like I'm going to get shot, just because I'm black," BLM protester Aryana Evan told Ruptly in the middle of large rallies blighting in the US capital for several days in a row. | "I am tired," Evan said, nearly bursting into tears. "All these black people, all these allies out here, all of these different faces, we are all t…

RT (2020-06-01). Trump WALKS to vandalized St. John's Church as riot police face off with protesters in US capital (PHOTOS & VIDEO). rt.com US President Donald Trump made an on-foot visit to the vandalized St. John's church in the nation's capital, leaving the White House surrounded by a crowd of Secret Service agents as unrest over police brutality grips the city. | After a brief statement from the White House on Monday evening calling again for an end to the protests and rioting that's erupted across dozens of American cities, Trump took a stroll to the St. John's Church near the White House for a surprise photo-op. | "We have the greatest country in the world. Going to keep it nice and safe," the president said while posing in front of the c…

RT (2020-06-01). 'I'm proud of her': NY Mayor De Blasio defends daughter following her arrest during Manhattan protest. rt.com New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he is "proud" of his daughter after it emerged that she was arrested at a protest in Manhattan at the weekend for reportedly blocking traffic and refusing to disperse. | "I am proud of her that she cares so much and is willing to do something about it," De Blasio told reporters during a Monday press conference. He said he had asked her to recount the whole story and that she assured him she was "acting peacefully." | "She believes everything she did was in the spirit of peaceful, respectful protest," he said, later adding: "I admire that she was out there trying to c…

Ed Sykes (2020-06-01). Trump hid in bunker as police used violence to suppress mass protests. thecanary.co Trigger warning: this article contains video footage of police brutality that some readers may find disturbing.Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker on Friday by Secret Service agents as hundreds of people protesting the

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Communist Party of Philippines supports the struggle of the people of the U.S. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Communist Party of Philippines. | Support the American people's demand: Justice for George Floyd! | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) supports the demand of the American people for justice for George Floyd, a 46-year old resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was killed last May 25 by four police officers after he was taken into custody. | The killing of Floyd was caught on video with a policeman kneeling on his neck for nine minutes while pressed down on the ground and handcuffed. Floyd last words, "I can't breath," has…

Eds. (2020-06-01). Cornel West: 'Neo-fascist gangster' Trump and neoliberal Democrats expose America as 'failed social experiment'. mronline.org West explained the current anger over Floyd's murder by police—one of whom, officer Derek Chauvin, was arrested Friday and charged with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter—adds to a "perfect storm" of multiple failures and inequities that pre-exist under an American imperial system that people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and others have been warning about since the middle …

Alan Macleod (2020-06-01). Agent Provocateurs: Police at Protests All Over the Country Caught Destroying Property. mintpressnews.com The United States is on fire. Since the police killing of George Floyd on May 26, millions have taken to the streets in protest, clashing with police. At least 11 people have died, and thousands have been arrested. 15 states (plus Washington, D.C.) have called in the National Guard to quash protests raging in over 100 cities. Violence has been widespread, particularly in the epicenter Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed, with buildings engulfed in flames, stores looted and vehicles destroyed. | While protestors are undoubtedly responsible for some share of the destruction, the country's law enforcement officials…

sputniknews (2020-06-01). Trump Announces US Military Will Deploy in States That Don't Use National Guard To Stop Protests. sputniknews.com US President Donald Trump on Monday said he would deploy US military to states that don't use the National Guard in sufficient numbers to dominate the streets as protests against police brutality rage across America.

sputniknews (2020-06-01). Anti-Police Brutality Protesters Fill NY Streets Over Floyd's Death – Video. sputniknews.com George Floyd's killing by a police officer in Minneapolis has triggered a protests against police brutality around the United States that in several cases have evolved into violent riots resulting in looting, arson and vandalism.

sputniknews (2020-06-01). UK Distillery Enrages Social Media Over Tweeting Their Brand as 'No 1 Gin By Rioters'. sputniknews.com As the United States faces widespread ongoing protests against police brutality following the killing of George Floyd that have turned violent and resulted in arson in several cities, some companies seem to see an advertising opportunity for their own flammable products.

Dean Baker (2020-06-01). Republican Attacks on State and Local Government Are Yet Another Assault on Black People. cepr.net Democrats in Congress have been pushing for a large amount of assistance for state and local governments in the next pandemic aid package. The finances of these governments have been devastated by the pandemic, with all of them seeing massive shortfalls in revenue due to the shutdowns and the weak economy that is projected for …

Will Cooley (2020-06-01). Minneapolis: The Rise of the 'Thumpers'. thenation.com Minneapolis: The Rise of the 'Thumpers'

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-06-01). Despite Claims From Officials, Demonstrators Say Police, Not Protesters, Are Real 'Outside Agitators'. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-01). An Arrested Middle East — The 'New Strategy for Securing the Realm' Dissipates. strategic-culture.org Some eight years ago, I

Staff (2020-06-01). Senator Plans Amendment to End Transfer of Military Equipment to Local Police. truthout.org With the militarization of local police forces on full display as heavily armed cops and armored vehicles "I will be introducing an amendment to t…

yenisafak (2020-06-01). Uganda: 2 MPs detained for leading COVID-19 protest. yenisafak.com Ugandan police on Monday arrested two lawmakers for allegedly mobilizing protesters in order to demand the closure of a border town with South Sudan amid a rise in coronavirus cases, local media reported.The two MPs from Kilak county, Gilbert Olanya and Samuel Odonga Otto, were arrested near Cerellenu, a suburb of Gulu town.The demonstrators said Ugandans were getting infected by truckers who arrive in the country through the Elegu border point with South Sudan, according to the Daily Monitor news website.A police spokesman said the politicians were arrested because they did not seek permission from the police.An…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-01). Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa mosque compound on day of its reopening. peoplesdispatch.org The Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem was closed due to the COVID-19 threat for the last 70 days and was re-opened on Sunday. The Israeli police also arrested three Palestinians from the site on Sunday…

Mitch Malloy (2020-05-31). Hundreds march in Richland, Wa. to demand justice for George Floyd. liberationnews.org People came from all over the Tri-Cities to show solidarity with protesters across the country fighting against police brutality and racism.

The Canary (2020-05-31). Another night of unrest in the US as Black Lives Matter protests continue. thecanary.co Protests over the killing of George Floyd and other police killings of Black people in the US grew on 30 May from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles.The protests began in Minneapolis after a police officer killed Floyd by holding a knee to his neck until he stopped breathing. They've now gained momentum with another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns.National unrest: The unrest has since become a national phenomenon as protesters decry years of Black deaths at police hands. More than 1,300 people have been arrested in 16 cities since Thursday, with more than 500 of those happening in Los A…

Staff (2020-05-31). Ocasio-Cortez: "If You Want to End Unrest, End the Conditions That Create It" truthout.org In a video message posted to Instagram on Saturday amidst days of nationwide protest in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota earlier this week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued a plea to anyone calling for the end of the "unrest" stirred by brutality and oppression to focus on the root causes of poverty, distrust, and violence in American society. | "If you are calling for an end to this unrest… but you are not calling for the end to the conditions that…

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-31). Cops Kill Because We Gave Them the Legal Framework to Do It. strategic-culture.org Rather than burning and looting, protesters should turn their ire on lawmakers and judges who facilitate police immunity. | Jim BOVARD | The brutal Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd has sparked violent protests, looting, and arson attacks in Minneapolis and St. Paul. A police precinct building was torched and destroyed and the Minnesota National Guard has been called out to restore order. But the killing in Minnesota is the latest reminder that politicians and judges—through federal law and judicial interpretation—have turned police into a privileged class that is most often unaccountable, if…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-05-31). Many US Journalists Arrested After New York Times Falsely Claims That Doesn't Happen In America. thealtworld.com arrested a CNN reporter named Omar Jimenez the other day while he was live on air covering the protest of George Floyd's murder by police in Minneapolis. | The arrest was preceded by hours of sycophantic police-worshipping CNN coverage and followed by days of self-righteous preening by the entire corporate media machine about the crucial role of journalism in a free society, with Staff (2020-05-30). Protesters Demand Justice For George Floyd. therealnews.com Justice for George Floyd means prosecuting the officers responsible for his death and ending American apartheid, argues Dr. Lawrence Brown.

The Canary (2020-05-30). Unrest spreads across US and thousands flout curfew over police killing of George Floyd. thecanary.co Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew and vows of a forceful police response to take to the streets of Minneapolis for a fourth night, as the anger stoked by the death of George Floyd in police custody in the city spread across the US.Protests nationwide have been fuelled by outrage over Floyd's death and years of police violence against Black people.On 30 May, the Pentagon ordered the army to put military police units on alert to head to the city on short notice at Donald Trump's request, a rare step which came as the violence spread to other areas including Detroit, Atlanta and New York City.Criminal charges…

Scott Ritter (2020-05-30). You think US cops need to be better armed? Here's why full-on European-style riot control police would be a DISASTER in America. thealtworld.com The violence that has gripped Minneapolis begs for the kind of effective deployment of riot police seen …

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-05-30). Writing on the wall for Trump? thealtworld.com The backlash against the killing of George Floyd could cost the president the second term he craves | Protests and riots have continued in Minneapolis and other US cities since the killing of an unarmed African-American who was suffocated to death by white police officers after they pinned him down by the neck and ignored his pleas to stop and spare his life. | This horrific crime, filmed on a mobile phone camera, has once again brought explosively to the fore the perennial issue of the racism faced by Black Americans at the hands of the police and other state agencies. Though segregationist laws may have been ab…

Finian Cunningham (2020-05-30). U.S. Lectures World on Human Rights as Cops Kill Blacks With Impunity. thealtworld.com The shocking truth is that lynching of African-Americans in the U.S. is alive today as it was during the apartheid era of southern states and their Jim Crow segregationist laws which existed within living memory. | "Being black in America should not be a death sentence" — so said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey following the shocking, gruesome killing of George Floyd by a police officer on the streets of Saint Paul. | Floyd (46) was

2020-06-01: Social Media Postees

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Thousands In Baltimore March For Justice For George Floyd
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Protesters blocked streets and highways to demand politicians end police brutality and economic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
therealnews.com/stories/thousands-protesters-baltimore-march-justice-george-floyd

Behind the Walls: Prisoner resistance roundup
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-06-02
Prisoners are acting to protect themselves and each other in the middle of the global pandemic as they protest inhuman cages across the country and across the world. In the brutal facilities of incarceration in the U.S. alone, there have been hundreds of recorded actions related to COVID-19 since late . . . | Continue reading Behind the Walls: Prisoner resistance roundup at Workers.org…
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Rage Against the United States of Institutionalized Inequality and Injustice
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Public rage in dozens of US cities goes way beyond the killing of African American George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. | Like countless others in the US, Floyd was a victim of institutionalized racism, inequality and injustice….
globalresearch.ca/rage-against-united-states-institutionalized-inequality-injustice/5714589

Central Florida FRSO condemns Florida curfews
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-01
In response to the nationwide uprisings in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, Florida cities and counties along the I-4 corridor, such as Tampa, Orlando, and Polk County, have announced curfews in an attempt to deescalate protests. In addition, Governor Ron DeSantis has deployed the National Guard to Tampa. The Central Florida District of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns these measures as they are motivated by aims to suppress the popular movements against the continuing brutality of the police against the African American community. | Tampa mayor Jane "Cover-up" Castor announced on Ma…
fightbacknews.org/2020/5/31/central-florida-frso-condemns-florida-curfews

Trade unionists with Minnesota Workers United demand justice for George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-01
Minneapolis, MN – Around 500 rank-and-file union members and officials from dozens of unions came together at Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's house in Southwest Minneapolis, May 31, to demand justice for George Floyd and an end to racist policing. The protesters were resolved not to let racist tropes about outside agitators stop them from doing what is right. | The crowd was fiery and boisterous as 13 speakers gave moving testimony and calls to action to stand up for justice and stand up for George Floyd. Many speakers remarked on their experiences as Black people in America and what it is like to be rout…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/trade-unionists-minnesota-workers-united-demand-justice-george-floyd

Police attack demonstration in Ohio
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-01
Columbus, OH – On the morning of May 30, Columbus residents gathered in large numbers downtown to demonstrate against anti-Black police violence. The protest is one of many across the U.S. that have come after the extrajudicial public killing of 46-year-old George Floyd by Minneapolis police. By the scheduled start time of 10 a.m., nearly 2000 people had congregated outside the gates of the Columbus Statehouse, where the previous night's broken windows had been boarded up, with the grounds patrolled by Columbus SWAT personnel. | In the first hour of the demonstration, marchers who had trickled in from all d…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/police-attack-demonstration-ohio

Racism in the United States
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
If anyone needed another reminder that Black lives simply don't matter in the United States of America, the police in Minneapolis have clearly demonstrated that fact. | It will be a long time before I will forget the picture of Derek …
globalresearch.ca/racism-united-states/5714581

Chalking and Walking Because Black Lives Matter
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2020-06-01
One of the many good things about the massive demonstration in Newark yesterday was the unity in action on the part of the predominantly Black and very multi-racial gathering…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/chalking-and-walking-because-black-lives-matter/

Racial Domestic Terrorism and the Legacy of State Violence
Henry Giroux | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
The sheer brutality of George Floyd's death at the hands of a viciously violent cop symbolizes the unadulterated racism of a culture that looks away in the face of police violence against Black people but also a society in which a form of racialized domestic terrorism has become normalized.
counterpunch.org/2020/06/01/racial-domestic-terrorism-and-the-legacy-of-state-violence/

Los Angeles demands justice for George Floyd and other victims of police terror
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-01
Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, May 30, as part of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's National Day of Protest, a huge crowd filled Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to demand justice for George Floyd and others killed by police and racist vigilantes. Organized by Centro CSO, a member organization of NAARPR, the protest featured a lineup of speakers who've lost loved ones at the hands of LAPD, East Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Long Beach PD, and other police forces in the area. | Centro CSO members and allies who spoke at the protest called for solidarity with Black people against po…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/los-angeles-demands-justice-george-floyd-and-other-victims-police-terror

NYC protests for George Floyd and Minneapolis rebellion
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-01
New York, NY – Thousands of people rose up across New York City on Saturday, May 30 all throughout the boroughs in various actions organized by different groups. All of the actions were in solidarity with the Minneapolis rebellion and demanding justice for George Floyd. | One action was a car caravan that went from Harlem to the Bronx. Over a dozen cars gathered as part of the National Day of Protest with the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. The cars taped up posters with the demands of Justice for George Floyd, stop killer cops, and solidarity with the Minneapolis uprising. The caravan…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/nyc-protests-george-floyd-and-minneapolis-rebellion

Thousands in Tampa Bay demand justice for George Floyd and all victims of police brutality
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-01
Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society hosted a protest May 30 to demand justice for George Floyd and community control of the police. The event corresponded with the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression's national day of protest. Reporters estimate 5000 people in attendance at the height of the protest. | A crowd began to form a half-hour before the scheduled time. Hundreds marched to the Temple Terrace Police Department, chanting, "Say his name! George Floyd!" and "No justice, no peace! No racist police!" The protesters circled back to the corner of 53rd Street and Fowler…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/thousands-tampa-bay-demand-justice-george-floyd-and-all-victims-police-brutality

Austin Police Respond to Police Brutality Protest with Violent Crackdowns
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-01
Saturday's protest against police brutality in the capital of Texas may show that the have-nots in America may have found a common cause to rally around – and that is not good news for the police,…
mintpressnews.com/austin-police-respond-police-brutality-protest-violent-crackdowns/268115/

Employees Hold Virtual Walkout to Protest Facebook Inaction on Trump Posts 'Advocating Violence Against Black Demonstrators'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-01
Employees at Facebook—many of whom are continuing to work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic—organized a virtual walkout on Monday to pressure the social media giant to apply a tougher standard to President Donald Trump's posts, particularly those about recent and ongoing nationwide demonstrations provoked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/01/employees-hold-virtual-walkout-protest-facebook-inaction-trump-posts-advocating?cd-origin=rss

Protests Over George Floyd's Killing Met With Curfews, Police Crackdowns, and National Guard Troops Across US
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-01
Local police and National Guard troops cracked down on demonstrations in cities across the country throughout the weekend as protests provoked by the killing of George Floyd continued against police brutality, systemic racism, and the militarization of local law enforcement. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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A Class Rebellion: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on How Racism & Racial Terrorism Fueled Nationwide Anger
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-01
In the largest nationwide uprising since the 1960s, protesters shut down cities across the United States over the weekend following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man in Minneapolis. "These are not just repeats of past events," says scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. "These are the consequences of the failures of this government and the political establishment … to resolve these crises."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/1/keeanga_ya…

"America Has Looted Black People. We Learned It from You" Says Women's March Activist Tamika Mallory
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-01
In a powerful address among people in Minneapolis protesting the police murder of George Floyd, activist and former Women's March co-chair Tamika Mallory demanded, "Charge the cops. … Charge them in every city across America where our people are being murdered."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/1/tamika_mal…

"America's Moment of Reckoning": Cornel West Says Nationwide Uprising Is Sign of "Empire Imploding"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-01
As thousands from coast to coast took to the streets this weekend to protest the state-sanctioned killing of Black people, and the nation faces its largest public health crisis in generations and the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression, professor Cornel West calls the U.S. a "predatory capitalist civilization obsessed with money, money, money." He also makes the connections between U.S. violence abroad and at home. "There is a connection between the seeds that you sow of violence externally and internally."
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/1/cornel_wes…

Defund Police: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Says Budgets Wrongly Prioritize Cops Over Schools, Hospitals
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-01
Calls to defund the police mount after police erupted into violence this weekend in response to widespread protests across the nation, arresting more than 4,000 people and attacking demonstrators with tear gas and rubber bullets. As police departments face increasing criticism for using excessive force on protesters, we get response from Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, renowned scholar Professor Cornel West and attorney Bakari Sellers.
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/1/keeanga_ya…

Sunday 5/31: Ukiah: Protest Against Police Brutality & Murder of Black People
Essence | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
The Courthouse | 100 N State St. | Ukiah CA, 95482…
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#CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest
Posted By Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
"We're at a Breaking Point: " #CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest, and Warns that Police Enforcement of Evictions Will Destroy More Black Lives!!!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/01/18833602.php

How the spectre of police brutality could influence Joe Biden's choice of running mate
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
Joe Biden's search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the US, raising questions about contenders with law and order backgrounds and intensifying pressure on the presumptive Democratic nominee to select a Black woman.Biden, who has already pledged to pick a woman, has cast a wide net in his search.Some of the women on his list have drawn national praise amid the protests over Floyd's death, including Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who delivered an impassioned appeal for calm in her city on Friday night.But the outcry over police brut…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/06/01/how-the-spectre-of-police-brutality-could-influence-joe-bidens-choice-of-running-mate/

Louisville police chief 'fired' month before retirement after body cameras from cops in protest shooting found inactive
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad has been "relieved of duty" just a month before his scheduled retirement after it was discovered the body cameras of officers involved in the shooting of black chef David McAtee were inactive. | Conrad had told reporters that McAtee was killed after police and National Guard troops called to disperse a crowd were fired upon, at around 12: 15 am. Both police and the soldiers returned fire, fatally striking the barbecue restaurant owner. | When Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) demanded the release of body camera footage so that the public could "decide for themselves" who wa…
rt.com/usa/490446-louisville-police-resigns-mcatee-cameras/

'Violence was taught to us, we're tired of racism & injustice': BLM protesters reveal grievances as riots rage in DC
rt.com | 2020-06-01
While violence is counterproductive, it is "necessary" during the riots currently plaguing US cities, because people of color are fed up with stigma and racial bias, Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists told Ruptly video agency. | "I just want to be able to walk around every day and not feel like I'm going to get shot, just because I'm black," BLM protester Aryana Evan told Ruptly in the middle of large rallies blighting in the US capital for several days in a row. | "I am tired," Evan said, nearly bursting into tears. "All these black people, all these allies out here, all of these different faces, we are all t…
rt.com/news/490391-violence-taught-racism-protests/

WATCH white people BEG FORGIVENESS from their black neighbors in prayer ceremony
rt.com | 2020-06-01
Following the death of George Floyd in police custody and the subsequent nationwide riots, a group of white Texans have quite literally bent the knee to their black neighbors and begged for their forgiveness. | A multiracial crowd gathered in Houston on Sunday to pray for the family of Floyd, who was choked to death by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week. During the prayer service, the whites in attendance dropped to their knees before their black counterparts, with one man asking for "forgiveness from our black brothers and sisters for years and years of racism." | White neighbours kneel down…
rt.com/usa/490431-houston-white-begging-black/

Trump WALKS to vandalized St. John's Church as riot police face off with protesters in US capital (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-06-01
US President Donald Trump made an on-foot visit to the vandalized St. John's church in the nation's capital, leaving the White House surrounded by a crowd of Secret Service agents as unrest over police brutality grips the city. | After a brief statement from the White House on Monday evening calling again for an end to the protests and rioting that's erupted across dozens of American cities, Trump took a stroll to the St. John's Church near the White House for a surprise photo-op. | "We have the greatest country in the world. Going to keep it nice and safe," the president said while posing in front of the c…
rt.com/usa/490454-trump-church-bible-riots/

Communist Party of Philippines supports the struggle of the people of the U.S
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-01
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Communist Party of Philippines. | Support the American people's demand: Justice for George Floyd! | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) supports the demand of the American people for justice for George Floyd, a 46-year old resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was killed last May 25 by four police officers after he was taken into custody. | The killing of Floyd was caught on video with a policeman kneeling on his neck for nine minutes while pressed down on the ground and handcuffed. Floyd last words, "I can't breath," has…
fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/communist-party-philippines-supports-struggle-people-us

Cornel West: 'Neo-fascist gangster' Trump and neoliberal Democrats expose America as 'failed social experiment'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-01
West explained the current anger over Floyd's murder by police–one of whom, officer Derek Chauvin, was arrested Friday and charged with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter–adds to a "perfect storm" of multiple failures and inequities that pre-exist under an American imperial system that people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and others have been warning about since the middle …
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Agent Provocateurs: Police at Protests All Over the Country Caught Destroying Property
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-01
The United States is on fire. Since the police killing of George Floyd on May 26, millions have taken to the streets in protest, clashing with police. At least 11 people have died, and thousands have been arrested. 15 states (plus Washington, D.C.) have called in the National Guard to quash protests raging in over 100 cities. Violence has been widespread, particularly in the epicenter Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed, with buildings engulfed in flames, stores looted and vehicles destroyed. | While protestors are undoubtedly responsible for some share of the destruction, the country's law enforcement officials…
mintpressnews.com/agent-provocateurs-police-caught-destroying-property-protests/268125/

Eruptions of Rage
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
America's cities are burning again. In Minneapolis, after an unarmed and unresisting George Floyd, 46 and black, was killed by a white cop after being arrested for the non-violent alleged crime of trying to pass a fake $20 bill, protests immediately erupted. Minneapolis cops, with a reputation for violence, responded to the initial protest with…
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Trump hid in bunker as police used violence to suppress mass protests
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
Trigger warning: this article contains video footage of police brutality that some readers may find disturbing.Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker on Friday by Secret Service agents as hundreds of people protesting the police murder of African-American civilian George Floyd gathered outside the mansion. This came as many thousands of people took to the streets around the US to protest against police brutality.Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, whi…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/06/01/trump-hid-in-bunker-as-police-used-violence-to-suppress-mass-protests/

Defend resisters and the uprising!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-06-01
People are rising up, rising up against police violence! Smoldering rage ignited in a firestorm throughout the U.S. when tpolice lynched George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Immediately there was public outrage, after seeing how white supremacists killed Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through his neighborhood and after invading . . . | Continue reading Defend resisters and the uprising! at Workers.org…
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Right-Wing Infiltrators Burn Minneapolis Hoping to De-legitimate Struggle for Justice
Rabbi michael Lerner | zcomm.org | 2020-06-01
Source: Tikkun A Firefighting Duo Work to Completely Douse a Midtown Minneapolis Building in the Wake of Riots after the Police Killing of George Floyd Photo by Sam Wagner/Shutterstock.com We at Tikkun and the Network of Spiritual Progressives stand in solidarity with the protestors in Minneapolis and around the country fighting a just and Read…
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The Minneapolis Putsch
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-01
Well, it looks like the Resistance's long-anticipated "Second Civil War" has finally begun … more or less exactly on cue. Rioting has broken out across the nation. People are looting and burning stores and attacking each other in the streets. Robocops are beating, tear-gassing, and shooting people with non-lethal projectiles. State National Guards have been …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/the-minneapolis-putsch/

Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 7
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-01
Minneapolis, MN

Let's Burn the Whole Thing Down: Death, Protest and George Floyd
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-01
Mobs are unruly, headless things. The message is the action. The platform is often violence. But what is happening across the United States cannot simply be labelled as a looting-leads-to-shooting episode. It ranks as another chapter of enraged despair and untidy opportunism. It all began with a savage act in South Minneapolis, a killing grotesque for its …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/lets-burn-the-whole-thing-down-death-protest-and-george-floyd/

"You Loot; We Shoot"
Lee Hall | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-01
Last Friday, the leader of the entity that expects my pledge of allegiance threatened to shoot–specifically–looters. Before we go into what happened last night and Saturday morning and is on track to continue through the week, let me remember some historic milestones in looting. * In the seventies, African-American homeowners were dealing with a disturbing…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/01/you-loot-we-shoot/

Global Protests Erupt in Solidarity With Racial Justice Defenders in US
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-01
People around the world looked on in shock over the weekend as police in several major U.S. cities responded violently to demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer last week. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Despite Claims From Officials, Demonstrators Say Police, Not Protesters, Are Real 'Outside Agitators'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-01
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The Minneapolis Putsch
CJ Hopkins | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
Well, it looks like the Resistance's long-anticipated "Second Civil War" has finally begun … more or less exactly on cue.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/01/18833582.php

Facebook rebellion? Zuckerberg alienates staff after REFUSING to censor Trump's warning to looters as Twitter HIDES its twin
rt.com | 2020-06-01
Employees at Facebook are annoyed at CEO Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to act against President Donald Trump, sharing their dissatisfaction with his decision online for all to see. | Grumblings amongst the employees were heard at all levels of the company, with the main criticism being aimed at Facebook's decision to leave Trump's post allegedly "glorifying violence" untouched, even as Twitter hid the same text behind a warning. | In his May 29 Twitter thread, Trump first decried what he called "a total lack of leadership" in Minneapolis, before proceeding to unload on "THUGS" that were "dishonoring the memory of…
rt.com/usa/490436-facebook-employees-trump-censor/

'His death was a homicide': George Floyd died of asphyxiation under police officer's knee, independent autopsy confirms
rt.com | 2020-06-01
George Floyd, who died after being choked by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last Monday, succumbed to asphyxiation as a result of Chauvin's actions, an independent autopsy ordered by his family has confirmed. | "Sustained pressure on the right side of Mr. Floyd's carotid artery impeded blood flow to the brain, and weight on his back impeded his ability to breathe," an attorney for Floyd's family said in a statement on Monday, after the autopsy report was released. | "The independent examiners found that weight on the back, handcuffs and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the…
rt.com/usa/490441-george-floyd-died-asphyxia-neck/

'I'm proud of her': NY Mayor De Blasio defends daughter following her arrest during Manhattan protest
rt.com | 2020-06-01
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he is "proud" of his daughter after it emerged that she was arrested at a protest in Manhattan at the weekend for reportedly blocking traffic and refusing to disperse. | "I am proud of her that she cares so much and is willing to do something about it," De Blasio told reporters during a Monday press conference. He said he had asked her to recount the whole story and that she assured him she was "acting peacefully." | "She believes everything she did was in the spirit of peaceful, respectful protest," he said, later adding: "I admire that she was out there trying to c…
rt.com/usa/490425-blasio-defends-daughter-arrest/

George Floyd Protests: Police Escalating Violence Across The US
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-01
While some in media have condemned the protests as violent "looters" imposing "tyranny" upon the country, much of the violence is being deliberately instigated and propagated by an out of control police force that appears to have gone berserk over the widespread public challenge to their authority and their impunity to act as they wish. | Six days after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, asphyxiating him by keeping his knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes, America is still burning with outrage. Violent clashes have broken out across the nation as the killing has proven to be a catal…
popularresistance.org/george-floyd-protests-police-escalating-violence/

Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa mosque compound on day of its reopening
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-01
The Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem was closed due to the COVID-19 threat for the last 70 days and was re-opened on Sunday. The Israeli police also arrested three Palestinians from the site on Sunday…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/01/israeli-settlers-storm-as-al-aqsa-mosque-compound-on-day-of-its-reopening/

George Floyd Protests: Police Escalating Violence Across America
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-31
While some in media have condemned the protests as violent "looters" imposing "tyranny" upon the country, much of the violence is being deliberately instigated and propagated by an out of control police force that appears to have gone berserk over the widespread public challenge to their authority and their impunity to act as they wish. | MPN– Six days after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, asphyxiating him by keeping his knee on his neck for nearly nine m…
thealtworld.com/alan_macleod/george-floy…

National Guard, Now Authorized to Use Live Ammo, Flood America's Streets
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-31
Already deployed in multiple states, over 10,000 guardsmen are scheduled to flood Minneapolis streets – representing the first time in its 164-year history that the organization has been fully mobilized – and they have been authorized to carry live ammunition.
mintpressnews.com/national-guard-now-authorized-to-use-live-ammo-flood-americas-streets/268080/

National Guard, Now Authorized to Use Live Ammo, Flood America's Streets
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-31
Already deployed in multiple states, over 10,000 guardsmen are scheduled to flood Minneapolis streets

Here are the 30+ journalists US police have attacked during George Floyd protests
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-05-31
Across the US, people angry at the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin have taken to the streets in protest. It has grown into a broader show of fury at police killings of Black people. The response of the police and the National Guard has cau…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/05/31/here-are-the-30-journalists-us-police-have-attacked-during-george-floyd-protests/

Another night of unrest in the US as Black Lives Matter protests continue
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-31
Protests over the killing of George Floyd and other police killings of Black people in the US grew on 30 May from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles.The protests began in Minneapolis after a police officer killed Floyd by holding a knee to his neck until he stopped breathing. They've now gained momentum with another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns.National unrest: The unrest has since become a national phenomenon as protesters decry years of Black deaths at police hands. More than 1,300 people have been arrested in 16 cities since Thursday, with more than 500 of those happening in Los A…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/05/31/another-night-of-unrest-in-the-us-as-black-lives-matter-protests-continue/