Daily Archives: June 2, 2020

2020-06-02: News Headlines

Dave Lindorff (2020-06-02). Nationwide looting and arson as urban poor lose fear and pent-up rage at cops and the system explodes. nationofchange.org Redistribution by another name…

Kathy Kelly (2020-06-02). Of Plowshares and Protests: The Moral Obligation to Resist. progressive.org On nuclear weapons and police brutality, what's our excuse not to do more?

Jesse Jackson (2020-06-02). "I Can't Breathe": The Murder of George Floyd Was a Lynching in Broad Daylight. commondreams.org Demonstrators march down I-94 in St. Paul, Minnesota, protest after the death in police custody of George Floyd on May 31. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jason Jones (2020-06-02). Peaceful protests in Indiana met with police violence. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS — On Saturday and Sunday, Black Lives Matter held peaceful protests in downtown Indianapolis in response to the extrajudicial murders of George Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as Dreasjon Reed, 21, in Indianapolis. Some 1,000 demonstrated at the Indiana War Memorial, about two blocks north of Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on …

Al Neal (2020-06-02). Two knees: One a call for change, the other a murder weapon. peoplesworld.org A tale of two knees. One, belonging to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, pressed into soft green grass for a minute and 56 seconds. The other, that of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin, violently digging into the soft tissue of an African-American man's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, senselessly robbing the man …

David Rovics (2020-06-02). Who's Trashing Downtown Every Night and Why? dissidentvoice.org The corporate media and corporate politicians are paralyzed with indecision. Which fake myth do we adhere to? "Black people burning down their own neighborhoods" or "outside agitators"? What if it's both, and more…? Media coverage of the past few days and nights of the multiracial uprising that is currently taking place in various forms in …

ACLU (2020-06-02). Know Your Rights While Protesting Police Brutality. aclu.org The right to protest is fundamental to our democracy and enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, people across the country have taken to the streets to demand racial justice and an end to police brutality and systematic racism against Black people. , , Especially in the time of COVID-19, it's important to know your rights and stay safe while protesting. In this video taken over the weekend at a protest in Brooklyn, New York, Emerson Sykes, staff attorney for the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, & Technology Project, sh…

PSL Statement (2020-06-02). Rebellion and repression: capitalism's long hot summer begins. liberationnews.org Trump declared last night from the White House that he would "end the riots" with a national military mobilization to "dominate the streets" and that "if a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary," he would "deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them."

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.

Staff (2020-06-02). 'Tough On Crime' Cities Might Make Violence Worse. therealnews.com Baltimore's leading mayoral candidates are embracing calls for change, but their proposals risk worsening mass incarceration and inequality.

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 . . . |

Fred_F (2020-06-02). From United States to Australia: Black lives matter everywhere! — Join a protest in your city this weekend. greenleft.org.au

Susan Price (2020-06-02). Trump invokes Insurrection Act of 1807. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2020-06-02). Autopsy Reports Showing George Floyd's Death Was a Homicide Underscore Corruption & Police Impunity. democracynow.org Two autopsies have agreed George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police was a homicide. "I don't think that most of us are surprised that the county medical examiner tried to find a reason related to why George Floyd died that distanced it from law enforcement's role," says Nekima Levy Armstrong, civil rights attorney, activist, founder of the Racial Justice Network and former president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP. She also discusses the local history of police accountability: "What this does is illustrates the corruption that exists within Hennepin County, where you have law enforcement wor…

Staff (2020-06-02). Black Lives Matter Co-Founder: Protests Are the Result of "Police Terror with No Accountability" democracynow.org As thousands in Los Angeles continue to protest against police brutality and face mass arrests, Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing criticism for increasing the budget for the Los Angeles Police Department. Organizers have called on the City Council to enact a People's Budget that slashes money for police and invests in services for the community instead. "We have created a system that overrelies on law enforcement and prioritizes their money, their budget, their needs over everything else," says Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Reform L.A. Jails. "Now is the time that we redirect resources back…

The Canary (2020-06-02). Wales's health minister defends George Floyd protesters in US. thecanary.co Wales's health minister has defended people protesting against the death of George Floyd in the United States, saying the loss of black lives was the "biggest harm" to the country. | Vaughan Gething said that the US was not alone in appearing to be "going backwards" on race relations, and that though all lives should matter "in some countries they don't". | African American Floyd died in police custody last week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. | Gething, who became the first black minister of any of the UK's devolved governments in 2013, was speaking after posting a…

RT (2020-06-02). Pelosi & Schumer accuse Trump of 'dishonoring the faith' after photo-op with Bible amid DC unrest. rt.com Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have blasted the president after police were ordered to clear out an area near the White House so he could make an incident-free trip to a church. | Calling on US President Donald Trump to "respect the dignity and rights of Americans" in a statement late on Monday night, Pelosi (D-California) and Schumer (D-New York) tore into the commander-in-chief after he ordered police to "dominate" the streets amid days of protests and violent unrest — sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last week. | "At a ti…

RT (2020-06-02). More than half of Americans SUPPORT SENDING MILITARY to aid police in dealing with George Floyd protests — poll. rt.com Over 50 percent of Americans would like to see the army deployed to the streets of US cities to help police tackle the riots raging across the country following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. | The US has been gripped by a massive wave of protests for over a week, as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to call for justice for the African American man, who was choked to death by a police officer during a detention process. | While it might seem that the nation, or the larger part of it at least, has rallied behind the cause, a large number of Americans admitted the…

RT (2020-06-02). Almost 400 cities in EVERY US state join wave of protest over George Floyd death. rt.com Hundreds of cities and towns across the US have seen people hitting the streets to join anti-police-brutality protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. Yet, as tensions ran high, many rallies turned into nightmarish riots. | America has once again been gripped by massive protests as the Black Lives Matter movement seemingly regained momentum following the death of another African American at the hands of the US police. The man was choked to death by a police officer during detention in Minneapolis last week. An independent autopsy confirmed that the man's death was a result of asphyxiation. | A total of s…

RT (2020-06-02). George Floyd's death was 'homicide' caused by 'cardiopulmonary arrest,' fentanyl & meth found in his system — medical examiner. rt.com The Hennepin County medical examiner ruled that George Floyd's death was a homicide, caused by cardiac and respiratory arrest that occurred as the man was pinned to the ground by arresting officers. | On Monday, the medical examiner in Minnesota released a report on Floyd's death, which since last week has sparked protests across dozens of US cities, often spiraling into arson, looting and intense clashes with police. The report came out shortly after an independent autopsy commissioned by Floyd's family concluded that his death under Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's knee was a result of asphyxia due…

RT (2020-06-02). State of Minnesota files racial discrimination charges against police department over George Floyd death. rt.com Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced the state's Department of Human Rights will be investigating Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for signs of racial discrimination, following the death of George Floyd. | According to state officials, the investigation will go far beyond the death of Floyd — who was choked to death by a police officer during his detention in Minneapolis on May 25 — and look into the policies and practices of the police department for the past 10 years to "determine if the MPD has engaged in systemic discriminatory practices towards people of color and ensure any such practic…

RT (2020-06-02). 'Major fail': NYC mayor adjusts curfew from 11pm to 8pm, facing backlash over 'way too late' action as looting runs rampant. rt.com New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has extended the city's curfew order amid ongoing protests and unrest over police brutality, imposing another day of travel restrictions after authorities again failed to stop looting and vandalism. | Announcing the move in a tweet on Monday night, De Blasio said Tuesday will see another curfew, this time beginning at 8pm instead of 11pm, noting that "keeping people safe" is his "first priority." | "These protests have power and meaning. But as the night wears on we are seeing groups use them to incite violence and destroy property," the mayor said. | These protests have power and…

RT (2020-06-02). Education or propaganda? Nickelodeon makes children watch 9 MINUTES of 'I can't breathe' BLM commercial, polarizing parents. rt.com Children's TV network Nickelodeon went silent for nearly nine minutes as a gesture of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. But pushing social-justice rhetoric on such a young audience has rubbed many the wrong way. | The channel, owned by Viacom, stopped its transmission for eight minutes and 46 seconds on Tuesday "in support of justice, equality, and human rights," presenting children with a black screen on which the phrase "I can't breathe" faded in and out, timed with audio of a person breathing. That spot was preceded by a promotion scrolling Nickelodeon's "Declaration of Kids' Rights" over an oran…

RT (2020-06-02). Predator or prank? 'Black Lives Matter' podcaster orders woman to get on her knees & APOLOGIZE for white privilege. rt.com A man claiming to work for Black Lives Matter filmed himself accosting a woman on the street in New York City, ordering her to kneel and apologize for her white privilege. Her compliance has the internet speculating feverishly. | While it was pretty clear the cameraman didn't actually "work for Black Lives Matter" – he claimed to have been sent by its "CEO," and BLM doesn't have a CEO – the rest of the clip – seen over 1.4 million times – was open to interpretation. Was the woman just playing along? Unbelievably gullible? Genuinely frightened? |

RT (2020-06-02). 'Riots only help Trump': Rock legend Roger Waters slams US president but calls for peaceful protests. rt.com Denouncing the US police as "vicious" and President Donald Trump as wanting a race war, musician Roger Waters called for protesters to not fall into their trap and focus on peaceful civil disobedience. | "Trump is trying with the whole holding up the Bible thing to reinforce the idea he wants a civil war between the white supremacist Christian right and anyone willing to stand up with a baseball bat and say no," Waters told RT America on Tuesday. | While he understands that a lot of people are "desperately angry" about George Floyd or other African-Americans killed by "vicious" police all over the US, Waters b…

RT (2020-06-02). Covid-19 death rates in England HIGHER among ethnic minorities — Public Health England report. rt.com Covid-19 mortality rates among BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) people in England are higher than for the white population, with black people most likely to contract the deadly disease, according to an official report. | A review of "Disparities in the risk and outcomes of Covid-19" was finally The government-led inquiry found that black people wer…

RT (2020-06-02). 'We're horrified': Intl media rights group cites 125 VIOLATIONS of press freedom by US police during George Floyd protests. rt.com US police have violated the constitution with arrests and violence against reporters covering the anti-police-brutality demonstrations, a global media rights group has said. The rallies were followed by rioting in major cities. | "We are horrified by the continued use of harsh and sometimes violent actions of police against journalists doing their jobs. These are direct violations of press freedom, a fundamental constitutional value of the United States," Committee to Protect Journalists (CJP) Program Director Carlos Martinez de la Serna said. | We call on local and state officials to explicitly exempt the new…

RT (2020-06-02). Horrific video of cop rammed by car in New York emerges amid anti-police-brutality unrest. rt.com A police officer has been viciously run over by a vehicle on a New York City crosswalk. Major US cities have become centers of protest and street battles, following a police killing of an unarmed black man. | The short clip, which has been circulating on social media, shows a black car ramming a police officer as he was standing at a crosswalk. | The vehicle appears to speed up just before it hits the man. The victim then lies motionless on the ground, before being picked up by a police van. | New York and several other major US cities have become the centers of mass anti-police-brutality protests, sparked…

RT (2020-06-02). Cops FIRE rubber bullets at Sputnik journalist covering White House protests, outlet says. rt.com The police shot a US journalist working for Russian news outlet Sputnik with "rubber bullets" as she was covering protests near the White House on Tuesday, the outlet has reported. | Nicole Roussell said she got caught up in police violence in Washington DC when officers deployed anti-riot weapons against the protesting crowd. "I ran closer to get footage of what was happening and the police quickly began shooting what I think were a combination of stinger grenades and rubber bullets," she said. | The police shot projectiles at her despite her wearing a press badge and identifying herself as a journalist, s…

RT (2020-06-02). Protester KILLED by cops, officer critically injured in two shootings on Las Vegas Strip. rt.com A police officer tackling protesters was critically injured by a gunshot in the southern part of Las Vegas Boulevard, while officers killed a protester who reportedly reached for a gun in a separate incident just two miles away. | The police officer was shot near Circus Circus hotel-casino, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said. Some local media initially reported that he had received a fatal head injury, but the authorities later announced that he was in a critical condition at University Medical Center. | The shooting happened as the officer "dealt with protesters" outside of the casino, Sheriff…

RT (2020-06-02). Louisville police chief 'fired' month before retirement after cops' body cameras in protest shooting found to be 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: 15am. 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 was…

Silicon Valley BLM (2020-06-02). Tuesday 6/2: Redwood City's City Hall Protest. indybay.org Redwood City's City Hall | 1017 Middlefield Rd. | Redwood City CA 94063…

_____ (2020-06-02). White Women Caught Tagging BLM on Starbucks. popularresistance.org Two white protesters got called out by a black protester for tagging a Starbucks with graffiti repping the Black Lives Matter movement … and the bizarre encounter was caught on video. | Check it out … you see two white women decked out in all black and wearing face masks/coverings spraying 'BLM' along the side of a Starbucks in L.A., as well as other messaging. One African-American woman who's also protesting gets in their faces and questions what they're doing … and why. Watch what happens when she confronts them. | The white gals were NOT down to stick around for answers, as they mumbled incoherent respon…

Fight Back (2020-06-02). Thousands march in Fort Lauderdale against killer cops. fightbacknews.org Fort Lauderdale, FL – Over 3000 members of the South Florida community took to the streets in downtown Fort Lauderdale to protest the killing of George Floyd. They marched to demand the arrest of the other Minneapolis cops involved in Floyd's murder and an end to all racist police violence. | The protesters, all wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, gathered at Huizenga Park where they rallied, heard speeches and chanted phrases such as, "Black lives matter," and "I can't breathe!" While speeches were going on, volunteers handed out water bottles and snacks for anyone in attendance who needed help cop…

Fight Back (2020-06-02). Appleton, WI joins in demanding justice for George Floyd. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – On May 30, as many as 1000 people braved the pandemic, wearing masks and practicing social distancing where they could while filling Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton. People joined together to protest the savage and racist police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd last week, and to rally for the Black Lives Matter movement. | With chants of "No justice, no peace!" and signs that read "Police accountability now!" the diverse crowd of outraged protesters stood in the sun for hours and marched several times around the police station. The demonstration was able to proceed without any troubl…

Fight Back (2020-06-02). Hundreds in New Orleans rally against police, racism and gender-based violence. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – May 30, 400 New Orleanians gathered in Duncan Plaza to protest in memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with Minneapolis demonstrators. The rally coordinated with the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's National Day of Protest. Participants demanded: "Justice for victims of police crime," "Community control of the police," and "Mass release of prisoners, in response to COVID-19." | The crowd of demonstrators, which was multinational and mostly made up of Black and white working-class people, made militant chants. They proudly shouted, "Fuck 12", "Abolish the police" an…

Fight Back (2020-06-02). NYC protests continue despite curfew. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – On the early evening of June 1, around 1500 people gathered in the Lower East Side. This was one gathering out of dozens happening throughout the five boroughs. | This rally, in particular, was called to bring attention to the injustices of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) housing and to demand the firing of Officer Garcia. On May 2, footage was released that showed an incident of police brutality. Two individuals were targeted by the cops, namely Officer Garcia, because they weren't social distancing. However, the footage shows them 6 feet apart and following state guidelines. | The speak…

Fight Back (2020-06-02). WFTU Campaign: Solidarity to the U.S. people's struggle. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions. | The popular outrage that erupted a week ago in the United States after the cold-blooded murder of 47-year-old African-American worker George Floyd by police in Minneapolis is continuing against the state repression and the brutal force used by the police. Hundreds of thousands of Americans took the streets over the weekend in more than 80 major cities, in two-thirds of the country's states, to protest state barbarism and racist violence, of the repressive forces. | Despite the outcry over the 47-year-old's…

commondreams (2020-06-02). 350.org in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives; Reinforces Commitment to Dismantle White Supremacy. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-06-02). Veterans Tell Troops: Stand Down for Black Lives. commondreams.org ______________________________…

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Thousands Attend #BlackLivesMatter Protests in Paris. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people demonstrated Tuesday in Paris, France, defying a ban to protest over the death of a young black man in French police custody in 2016. | RELATED: | Using slogans in English such as "Black Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe," protesters echoed the protest movement in the United States (U.S.) over the police killing last week of unarmed black man, George Floyd. | "Today we are not just talking abo…

Prof. Karen Ferguson (2020-06-02). Black Lives Matters: The Perils of Liberal Philanthropy. globalresearch.ca The Movement for Black Lives has started turning to foundations for funding. But the history of the Black Power movement offers a cautionary tale about the warping effects of liberal philanthropy's soft power. | *** | In 2016, the Ford Foundation, …

Prof. Karen Ferguson (2020-06-02). Black Lives Matter: The Perils of Liberal Philanthropy. globalresearch.ca This carefully research article first published in 2016 shows that Black Lives Matter has been funded by philanthropists and corporate foundations including Soros' Open Society Initiative and the Ford Foundation which has links to the CIA. | The underlying objective is …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2020-06-02). Don't understand the protests? What you're seeing is people pushed to the edge. zcomm.org You start to wonder if it should be all black people who wear body cams, not the cops.

Joachim Hagopian (2020-06-02). Floyd Murder Sparks Violent Protests in US — Citizens at Breaking Point with Police State Oppression? globalresearch.ca How many times are we going to see another appalling episode of racist white cops maliciously murdering another unarmed black man, before we realize this repugnant injustice fueling our anger at this point is multilayered, penetrating to the core of …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-06-02). Minneapolis School Board to Vote on Ending Contract With Police Over Failure to 'See Humanity in Our Students'. commondreams.org The Minneapolis public school board will vote Tuesday evening on a resolution to end its contract with the city's police department following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-06-02). Clamoring for Mic at Black Lives Matter Event, Rep. Eliot Engel Admits "If I Didn't Have a Primary I Wouldn't Care" commondreams.org "Frankly," said a representative for Engel's progressive challenger Jamaal Bowman, "we couldn't have made the case more clearly ourselves that after 31 years, it's time for change." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-02). NLG Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide. indybay.org "Racialized, violent policing of Black, Brown, and Indigenous bodies has always existed in this country. Now is the time for accountability. Property can always be replaced. Black lives can not," stated NLG Executive Director Pooja Gehi.

Posted By Lynda Carson (2020-06-02). #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!!!

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-02). NLG Statement on the President's Unlawful Declaration of Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization. indybay.org "When police continue to murder Black people with impunity and when calls for systemic change to policing and structural racism are ignored, popular unrest is inevitable," said National Lawyers Guild legal worker Kris Hermes. "Federal investigations and the targeting of Antifa will unfortunately result in increased surveillance and repression, and must be resisted."

Staff (2020-06-02). Trump's Anti-Blackness Is Overt in Protest Response and Covert in Policymaking. truthout.org Over the weekend, President Trump used his bully pulpit to openly fantasize about the Secret Service siccing "vicious dogs" on demonstrators outside the White House who were protesting police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota last week. Trump's calls for violence against protesters reflect the anti-Blackness of economic policies he and the GOP have relentlessly pursued since 2016, including recent attempts to destroy public sector jobs and to make discrimination in…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-02). Imperial shows solidarity with protesters against racial injustice. imperial.ac.uk Many members of the Imperial community have expressed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). George Floyd Protests Highlight Social Injustice, 'Endemic' Racial Bias in US, UN Official Says. sputniknews.com For a week now US cities have been rocked by large-scale protests against police brutality, negligence towards the black population, and those of colour following unarmed African American resident of Minneapolis, George Floyd, being killed by the police.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). Hong Kong's Lam Blasts US for 'Double Standard' Security Law Criticism Amid Protest Repressions. sputniknews.com Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam sharply criticized the US on Tuesday for applying a "double standard" to the city's new national security law being drafted by Beijing, as the US has seen widespread police repression and violence against Black Lives Matter protesters.

yenisafak (2020-06-02). MTV goes dark, record labels hit pause as US protests rage. yenisafak.com Youth television channel MTV and other stablemate channels said they will go dark around the world on Monday to mark the death in police custody of George Floyd, joining other U.S. entertainment outlets in condemning racial inequality.MTV will be joined by its other ViacomCBS youth and music channels, including Comedy Central, CMT, and VH1, at 5 p.m. ET (2100 GMT) in an eight minute, 46 second blackout – the length of time they said that a white Minneapolis police officer last week knelt on the neck of Floyd, a black man.Floyd's death has prompted mass protests in cities around the United States decrying the trea…

yenisafak (2020-06-02). All lives, black lives matter: EU foreign policy chief. yenisafak.com The EU supports the right to peaceful protest, and it condemns violence and all forms of racism, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told a news conference on Tuesday. "All lives matter, black lives also matter," Borrell stated, referring to nationwide protests in the US following the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, in police custody. | He described the circumstances of the unarmed man's death as "shocking." | "All societies must remain vigilant against the excessive use of force" and ensure that people in charge of public order do not exercise their authority the way they did in the case of Fl…

_____ (2020-06-02). Trump Labels Anitfa As A Terrorist Organization Without Any Basis In Fact. popularresistance.org United States President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the U.S. will go ahead and label Antifa as a "terrorist organization," raising serious concerns about the unconstitutionality of such a threat if carried out. | "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," Trump said, as protests over the murder of the black man, George Floyd, continued in at least 30 cities in the United States on Sunday, with Minneapolis as the epicenter. | Without evidence, Trump and several top officials from his administration, including U.S. Attorney General William Barr, have blamed Antifa an…

_____ (2020-06-02). UK Government Urged To Suspend Export Of Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets And Riot Shields To US. popularresistance.org The government is being urged to suspend the sales of British tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to the United States amid fears they are being used against civil rights protesters. | The US has been rocked by angry demonstrations for nearly a week following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died pleading for air while a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for eight minutes. | The police response, apparently endorsed by president Donald Trump, has seen security forces ramming crowds with cars, deploying gas and baton rounds against peaceful demonstrators, and arresting and shoo…

_____ (2020-06-02). White Women Line Up To Form Human Shield To Protect Black Protesters. popularresistance.org Injustice and discrimination tend to be described in binary terms: good vs. evil, female vs. male, Black vs. White. | However, at one of the at least twenty anti-police violence demonstrations held across the country on Thursday, an act of alliance disrupted that line of thinking by showing White bodies on the line to protect Black lives. | In an image captured by photographer Tim Druck, scores of White women in Lousiville lined up arm-in-arm to form a human shield separating the Louisville Metro Police from protestors expressing their angst about the murder of Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black people at…

Lawrence Davidson (2020-06-02). U.S. Urban Riots Revisited. counterpunch.org What follows is an updated essay on the "perennial nature of U.S. urban riots" which I wrote a little over five years ago. The original version appeared on my blog on 9 May 2015 following racial rioting in the city of Baltimore. The murder of George Floyd, an African American, by police in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020,

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-06-02). Democratic senator offers amendment ending transfer of military equipment to police forces. nationofchange.org "The cycle of police brutality sparking unrest, and that unrest being met by the militarized police is increasingly familiar in modern American society."

Ben Golliver (2020-06-02). NBA players speak out to protest George Floyd's death. zcomm.org In the days since George Floyd's death first garnered national attention, current and former NBA players have expressed anger, condemned police brutality and played important roles in protests that have swept the country…

Lynda Carson (2020-06-02). Because of police brutality protests curfew for Alameda County starts at 8:00p.m. indybay.org Emergency Alert: Today, Monday, June 1, 2020, the Alameda County Sheriff has issued a Curfew Order for the entire County beginning tonight at 8: 00p.m. The curfew order requires all non-exempted persons in the County to remain indoors between the hours of 8: 00p.m. and 5: 00a.m.

Staff (2020-06-02). Protests Are the Result of Police Terror With No Accountability. truthout.org Image Credit: Courtesy E. Mackey | As thousands in Los Angeles continue to protest against police brutality and face mass arrests, Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing criticism for increasing the budget for the Los Angeles Police Department. Organizers have called on the City Council to enact a People's Budget that slashes money for police and invests in services for the community instead. "We have created a system that overrelies on law enforcement and prioritizes their money, their budget, their needs over every…

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-02). Owner Assaulted by Troopers While Protecting His Business. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Minneapolis business owner Louis Hunter was standing in front of his business Saturday night when State Troopers assaulted him and our team in efforts to enforce a city wide curfew. The 8 p.m. curfew was issued Friday evening following days of protests…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-06-02). Anti-Racist Demonstrations Continue Despite Escalating Government Repression. globalresearch.ca When the videotaped public execution by a white Minneapolis police officer of African American George Floyd, 46, was posted in social media, a firestorm of opposition, protests and rebellion swept throughout the United States and internationally. | In just a …

Danica Jorden (2020-06-02). African American Mayors and Sheriffs Stand Among George Floyd Protestors in Central North Carolina. globalresearch.ca Four years ago, Rakeem Jones was

John Stanton (2020-06-02). How Much Violence and Destruction is Enough for Depraved American Leaders and Their Subjects? counterpunch.org "Without trampling through all the historical details, we can designate the entire history of [Americans]—the glorious past so eulogized by our fathers—as the history of shame, for in that history there is more betrayal, apostasy, perfidious intrigue, ignominious defeat, well-deserved failure, base vengeance, merciless retaliation and brutality that no hypocrisy can mask…So let's forget about

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-02). Many US Journalists Arrested After New York Times Falsely Claims That Doesn't Happen In America. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | 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 Leon Kunstenaar (2020-06-02). Oakland From Covid-19 To Cops: We Can't Breath Caravan. indybay.org Rally at the California State Building to demand that Cal-OSHA enforce the health and safety laws…

sputniknews (2020-06-02). Crisis Mentality of US Police Led to Brutal Killing of George Floyd, Indian Analysts Say. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The killing of an African American, George Floyd, by a white policeman in Minneapolis has roiled the United States, with nationwide protests and violence over the past week. Some governors have refused to use the National Guard to shut the protests down, so President Trump has promised to deploy the military to end the unrest.

_____ (2020-06-02). Extremists Are Among Those Fomenting Violence In Twin Cities. popularresistance.org Protesters and onlookers have posted numerous videos and accounts of confrontations with white men on social media, sometimes including symbols associated with fringe groups that originated online. | Many people have also told MPR News reporters of witnessing armed men in Minneapolis. | Bridget Schumann was out for a run near Calhoun Square in south Minneapolis on Friday night when she saw a truck that was being driven aggressively, honking and intimidating other drivers. The truck had a big white sticker on the back of the cab with the OK sign symbol associated with white supremacists. | "There were two men in t…

_____ (2020-06-02). Protests, Riots, And Clashes Grow. popularresistance.org The country-wide rebellion that was kicked off by the police murder of George Floyd continues to grow, as across the US people hit the streets in solidarity. Mass demonstrations, freeway shut-downs, riots, looting, and clashes with law enforcement were widespread; as authorities rushed to call in the national guard. In many cities, large scale demonstrations that remained peaceful were also held. | What follows is a brief overview of the extensive resistance that was seen on Saturday, May 30th, for some cities, the second and third day of hitting the streets. Military buildup in Minneapolis also continued, as did…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-02). Israeli forces arrest several Palestinians in occupied territories. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli forces arrested 23 Palestinians from different parts of the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on June 1, Monday. According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), among those arrested are two former prisoners and two minors. | At least six Palestinians were arrested from Hebron and five from a Jordan Valley village. The reasons for the arrest were not made clear by the Israeli forces. An 18-year-old school boy and a 16-year-old minor have been arrested from Beit Umar town near Hebron city. | Though Israeli forces regularly detain Palestinians, the number of such arrests has increased in the last c…

teleSUR (2020-06-02). New Zealand: Thousands March in Solidarity With Floyd Protests. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people Monday demonstrated in various New Zealand cities against racism and in solidarity with the death of George Floyd after a white police officer held him on the ground and put pressure on his neck with his knee in Minneapolis. | RELATED: | "The New Zealand crowds were largely made up of young workers and students, of all ethnicities including white people, Maori, Pacific Islanders and immigrants from many nationa…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-06-02). Plummer Building lighted as sign of hope and to remember George Floyd. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Saturday, May 30, Mayo Clinic will light the Plummer Building in Rochester yellow as a sign of hope for the days to come in conjunction with a virtual vigil being held to remember George Floyd. Mr. Floyd died on Monday from injuries inflicted by a police officer who was arrested on Friday for his actions.?The virtual …

Staff (2020-06-01). A Class Rebellion: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on How Racism & Racial Terrorism Fueled Nationwide Anger. democracynow.org 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."

Staff (2020-06-01). Headlines for June 1, 2020. democracynow.org Minneapolis Protests at Epicenter of Nationwide Uprising Met with More Police Violence, Louisville Police Shoot and Kill Man at Protest, New Yorkers Take to Streets Around City, Shut Down Traffic as NYPD Arrests Hundreds, Attacks Peaceful Crowds, Rep. Joyce Beatty and Two Columbus City Officials Pepper-Sprayed by Ohio Police, Video Shows 9-Year-Old Seattle Child in Distress After Reportedly Being Maced by Police, Protesters Rally in Front of Capitol, White House, as Trump Retreats to Presidential Bunker, Black Sacramento Teen Recovering After Being Shot in Face with Rubber Bullet, Atlanta Police Officers Fired Af…

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.

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-01). Rage Against the United States of Institutionalized Inequality and Injustice. globalresearch.ca 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….

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…

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 …

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. …

Editor (2020-06-01). Defend resisters and the uprising! workers.org 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 . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-01). øQuieres justicia para George Floyd? °Encarcelar y condenar a policías asesinos! — un comentario WW. workers.org 27 de mayo — Fue un déjà vu. Otro hombre negro capturado en video, primero, siendo torturado y luego asesinado por un oficial de policía blanco. Manifestantes frente al departamento de policía de Minneapolis antes de ser agredidos por policías, 26 de mayo. PHOTO: Brad Sigal Fue hace casi seis . . . |

Joe Bernick (2020-06-01). Class struggle, resistance to police violence and racism run deep in Minneapolis history. peoplesworld.org Is this really happening? Like millions of Americans, I was watching South Minneapolis burn last weekend. It was hard to watch. I was born in South Minneapolis and considered the city my home from age 17 until I moved to Tucson at age 34. Even so, I've been back to visit every summer to see …

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,…

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.

Susan Price (2020-06-01). United States: Mass protests erupt demanding justice for George Floyd. greenleft.org.au

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 (2020-06-01). WATCH white people BEG FORGIVENESS from their black neighbors in prayer ceremony. rt.com 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 (2020-06-01). Facebook rebellion? Zuckerberg alienates staff after REFUSING to censor Trump's warning to looters as Twitter HIDES its twin. rt.com 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 (2020-06-01). 'His death was a homicide': George Floyd died of asphyxiation under police officer's knee, independent autopsy confirms. rt.com 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 (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 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 churc…

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…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-01). Biden and Obama: Floyd killing exposes systemic racism in U.S. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — From Barack Obama and Joe Biden to the AFL-CIO and progressive allies there have come declarations that the Minneapolis police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25 once again exposed the systemic racism that undergirds U.S. society. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the presidency, added that this …

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

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 …

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…

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Police attack demonstration in Ohio. fightbacknews.org 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…

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…

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). 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). 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…

Unicorn Riot (2020-06-01). Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 7. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Extended protests have continued in the Twin Cities and a vigil site has become ensconced in the intersection around the where a black man named George Floyd brutally lost his life to a now-former Minneapolis police officer. The Twin Cities is still…

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 …

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 …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-06-01). Employees Hold Virtual Walkout to Protest Facebook Inaction on Trump Posts 'Advocating Violence Against Black Demonstrators'. commondreams.org 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…

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…

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

Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-01). Let's Burn the Whole Thing Down: Death, Protest and George Floyd. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-06-01). Global Protests Erupt in Solidarity With Racial Justice Defenders in US. commondreams.org 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…

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). Minneapolis Neighborhoods Defend Against Police and White Supremacists. truthout.org As protests against racism and state violence continue nationwide following the killing of George Floyd, neighborhoods in Minneapolis are facing increasingly brutal police crackdowns and heavy militarization of the city by the National Guard. And even as Minneapolis residents continue agitating against police violence, some are also organizing to defend themselves against the threat of violence from white supremacists who have been accused of coming to the city to burn buildings in neighborhoods of…

Staff (2020-06-01). Racism and Racial Terrorism Has Fueled Nationwide Anger. truthout.org Image Credit: Courtesy E. Mackey | 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." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in…

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…

_____ (2020-06-01). George Floyd Protests: Police Escalating Violence Across The US. popularresistance.org 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…

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…

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…

Alan MacLeod (2020-05-31). National Guard, Now Authorized to Use Live Ammo, Flood America's Streets. thealtworld.com 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. | MPN— The national security state and the military are joining forces with the police and national guard to counter the nationwide protest movement that has exploded since the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd on Monday. | In response to the police capitulation in Minneapolis, leaving their precinct to be burned down, Minnes…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-05-31). Racism & police repression are the symptoms, capitalism is the disease, socialism is the cure. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation condemns the lynching murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department.

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…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-31). "The people of the United States are fed up" peoplesdispatch.org Claudia de La Cruz of The People's Forum and The Popular Education Project talks about the protests in the US in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Unicorn Riot (2020-05-31). New Footage Reveals Moments Before George Floyd's Death. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — While unprecedented protests erupt across the nation, new surveillance footage has surfaced online of the moments before the death of George Floyd. The 46-year-old unarmed African American man was accused of forgery before he was killed by Minneapolis Police Officers on May…

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…

Eds. (2020-05-30). Minneapolis police leader defending George Floyd's killers tied to 'white power'-linked biker gang. mronline.org From The Grayzone vault: The record of a pro-Trump Minneapolis police leader defending the killers of George Floyd reveals a past marred in accusations of racist violence, including charges from fellow police officers that he once wore a "white power" badge on his motorcycle jacket.

Staff (2020-05-30). Minneapolis Speaks: George Floyd, Unrest, Aftermath. therealnews.com Oluchi Omeoga of groups Reclaim the Block and Black Visions Collective talks about what life is like on the ground in Minneapolis right now.

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 …

Staff (2020-05-29). Headlines for May 29, 2020. democracynow.org Protests Rage After Minneapolis Prosecutor Does Not Bring Charges Against Officers Who Killed George Floyd, Scores Tear-Gassed, Arrested as Protests Against George Floyd's Killing Spread to Other Cities, Twitter Flags Trump Tweet for Glorifying Violence After President Attacks Minnesota Protesters as "THUGS", Trump Executive Order Threatens to Punish Social Media Companies over Fact-Checking, U.S. Economy Sheds Another 2.1 Million Jobs, Leaving 40.7 Million Unemployed Since Start of Pandemic, Pennsylvania Democratic Lawmakers Accuse Republicans of Knowingly Exposing Them to Coronavirus, Protesters Demand ICE Empt…

Staff (2020-05-29). Twitter Warns Trump Tweet Glorifies Violence as He Signs Executive Order to Weaken Social Media. democracynow.org As President Trump calls Minneapolis protesters "THUGS" and tweets, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," Twitter flags the tweet with a warning it glorifies violence, just as Trump signs an executive order to punish social media companies for how they monitor content. "Trump has prospered through his use of social media and its attention-hoarding algorithms to basically disinform and misinform people," says Ramesh Srinivasan, professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Staff (2020-05-29). "It Was Murder": Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops. democracynow.org As thousands take to the streets of Minneapolis to protest against the police killing of George Floyd for the third night in a row, we go to Minneapolis to speak with City Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. Police pointed an automatic rifle at his head in 2015 when he was peacefully protesting the police killing of another African American man, Jamar Clark. We also speak with Kandace Montgomery with the Black Visions Collective, which is calling for the abolition of police.

Greg Kearney (2020-05-29). George Floyd's murder: The spark for a powderkeg of racism. peoplesworld.org People's World coverage of the George Floyd murder: | 'I can't breathe!': Minneapolis erupts in protest after George Floyd murder: | 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts': Trump revives segregationist war cry:…

Staff (2020-05-29). Outrage In Minneapolis After Police Killing Caught On Video. therealnews.com The city roils after the death of George Floyd as police confronted protesters and the mayor urged prosecutors to charge the officers involved.

Monica Moorehead (2020-05-29). Against police violence and capitalism, to rebel is justified. workers.org Workers World salutes all the brave protesters in Minneapolis, currently ground zero against police terror. We also salute those activists in Los Angeles, Memphis and other cities who are organizing protests and braving the pandemic to be in the streets or in car caravans to show solidarity with the demand: . . . |

Tim Sullivan, Amy Forliti (2020-05-29). 3rd degree murder charge for George Floyd's killer; activists say #RaiseTheDegree. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—The Minneapolis police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed Black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, after …

Unicorn Riot (2020-05-29). Twin Cities Protest Death of George Floyd: Day 3. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man…

Lewis Conway (2020-05-29). Recidivism Will Only Decrease if Successful Reentry is Embraced as an Antidote for Mass Incarceration. aclu.org While there are many policies drafted and bills legislated, really the only components that comprise successful reentry to the community are skills, support, and shelter. Thinking about what I needed when I came home from prison looks much different now than it did 20 odd years ago. Back then, I thought serving my time in prison was my punishment; I didn't know I was facing a life sentence after leaving prison. And for many people reentering society after leaving incarceration, that's what reentry is — a life sentence., , When the corrections officer stopped by my bunk to tell me I was being paroled, my…

Staff (2020-05-28). "No Justification": Minneapolis Demands Murder Charges for Police Officer Who Killed George Floyd. democracynow.org Parts of Minneapolis erupted into flames Wednesday night as residents again took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday. A viral video shows Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck for a number of minutes as Floyd repeatedly says "I cannot breathe." Three other officers stood by as George Floyd suffocated. They have been identified as Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. All four officers were fired on Tuesday. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has called on prosecutors to file criminal charges against Derek Chauvin. We speak wit…

Staff (2020-05-28). Headlines for May 28, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 100,000, Minneapolis Erupts in Flames as Protesters Rage Against Police Killing of George Floyd, China Tightens Grip on Hong Kong with New National Security Law, House of Representatives Holds First-Ever Remote Vote Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Protesters Surround Sing Sing Prison Demanding Release of Prisoners at Risk of COVID-19, Researchers: 6 Feet of Social Distancing Might Not Be Enough to Stop Coronavirus Spread, Doctors Without Borders Warns of Spike in Coronavirus Cases Among Florida Farmworkers, Brazilian Police Raid Fake News Network Linked to Son of Far-Right President, A…

Zhu S. Gong (2020-05-28). 'I can't breathe': Minneapolis protesters vs. racist police killing. liberationnews.org "It's a systemic issue, not an isolated incident."

Unicorn Riot (2020-05-28). Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 2. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man…

news.un (2020-05-28). US must take 'serious action' to halt police killings of unarmed African Americans. news.un.org The UN human rights chief on Thursday condemned the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd while in police custody in the city of Minneapolis, calling it the latest in "a long line of killings of unarmed African Americans by US police officers and members of the public".

Staff (2020-05-27). Headlines for May 27, 2020. democracynow.org Four Minneapolis Cops Fired After Shocking Video Shows Killing of George Floyd, Federal Food Program Fails to Reach Millions Even as Child Hunger Surges in U.S., NY Governor Cuomo Shielded Nursing Homes from Liability After Big Campaign Donation, GOP Governors Vie for Republican National Convention as NC Won't Commit to Packed Arena, Yemen's Health System Has "Collapsed" Amid Explosion of Coronavirus Cases, India Resumes Domestic Air Travel Even as COVID-19 Cases Surge, China Completing Plans to Test 11 Million Wuhan Residents for Coronavirus, South Korea Reports 40 New Coronavirus Infections, Highest Level in 7…

Staff (2020-05-27). From George Floyd to Chris Cooper: Ibram X. Kendi on "Racist Terror" Facing Black People in America. democracynow.org "I can't breathe" — that's what George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, repeatedly told a white Minneapolis police officer who pinned him to the ground Monday with a knee to his neck. Video of the police attack went viral. Now four officers have been fired. This comes as another video went viral of a white woman calling the cops on a Black man in New York City's Central Park and falsely accusing him of "threatening her life" after he asked her to leash her dog. We discuss these developments and more with Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American Univer…

Staff (2020-05-27). Handcuffed Man Dies After Minneapolis Cop Kneels On His Neck. therealnews.com Four officers are fired after one was caught on video kneeling on a man's neck. The man later died. The FBI has joined the investigation and witnesses say the officer was kneeling on his neck for several minutes as he pleaded for help.

Liberation Staff (2020-05-27). PSL Statement: Justice for George Floyd! liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation condemns the vicious killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department.

Sarah Lahm (2020-05-27). Thousands Protest George Floyd's Murder in Minneapolis. progressive.org Ending in clashes between armed cops and angry community members, the protest showed the immensity of residents' distrust of police.

Nkechi Taifa (2020-05-26). Reparations — Has the Time Finally Come? aclu.org During a lull one afternoon when I was a high school student selling Black Panther Party newspapers on the streets of downtown Washington, D.C., in 1971, I sat down on the curb and opened the tabloid to the 10-point program, ""We believe that this racist government has robbed us and now we are demanding the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules … promised 100 years ago as restitution for slave labor…

Unicorn Riot (2020-05-26). Minneapolis Police Murder Handcuffed Man With Neck-Kneel. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — "I can't breathe" were some of the last words of the latest victim to police terror. Memorial Day in Minneapolis saw the echoing of the same words as Eric Garner before he was killed by police six years earlier. For over eight…

Unicorn Riot (2020-05-26). Encampment to 'Free Them All' Outside GEO ICE Detention Center. unicornriot.ninja Aurora, CO — An encampment outside the GEO Group's ICE detention facility in Colorado sprung up on Saturday evening, May 23, with the demand: free them all. The camp-out is in direct response to an announcement by the Tri-County Health Department on May 21 stating…

Lauren Croney (2020-05-23). Eyewitness: Seattle cops 'sweep' homeless camp against CDC guidance. liberationnews.org "I went to witness what was being done to my neighbors; what I saw was shocking and inhumane."

Staff (2020-05-22). Third White Man Arrested for Murder in Ahmaud Arbery Shooting as DOJ Considers Hate Crime Charges. democracynow.org Authorities have arrested a third white man for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, this one charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump about how William Bryan filmed Arbery jogging down a narrow road in Brunswick, Georgia, in broad daylight, before he was confronted by two armed white men — retired police officer Gregory McMichael and his son Travis — who shot him three times. "This was never about any trespassing or burglary," Crump says. "This was always about profiling Ahmaud Arbery because of the color of his skin."

Kerbie Joseph (2020-05-20). NYC police brutality masked as 'public health' measure. liberationnews.org The vast majority of enforcement-related summons and arrests were disproportionately of Black and Brown people.

2020-06-02: Social Media Postees

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Of Plowshares and Protests: The Moral Obligation to Resist
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2020-06-02
On nuclear weapons and police brutality, what's our excuse not to do…
progressive.org/dispatches/the-moral-obligation-to-resist-kelly-200602/

Nationwide looting and arson as urban poor lose fear and pent-up rage at cops and the system explodes
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-02
Redistribution by another name…
nationofchange.org/2020/06/02/nationwide-looting-and-arson-as-urban-poor-lose-fear-and-pent-up-rage-at-cops-and-the-system-explodes/

"I Can't Breathe": The Murder of George Floyd Was a Lynching in Broad Daylight
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
Demonstrators march down I-94 in St. Paul, Minnesota, protest after the death in police custody of George Floyd on May 31. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Know Your Rights While Protesting Police Brutality
aclu.org | 2020-06-02
The right to protest is fundamental to our democracy and enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, people across the country have taken to the streets to demand racial justice and an end to police brutality and systematic racism against Black people. , , Especially in the time of COVID-19, it's important to know your rights and stay safe while protesting. In this video taken over the weekend at a protest in Brooklyn, New York, Emerson Sykes, staff attorney for the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, & Technology Project, sh…
aclu.org/news/free-speech/know-your-rights-while-protesting-police-brutality

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

NYC protests continue despite curfew
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
New York, NY – On the early evening of June 1, around 1500 people gathered in the Lower East Side. This was one gathering out of dozens happening throughout the five boroughs. | This rally, in particular, was called to bring attention to the injustices of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) housing and to demand the firing of Officer Garcia. On May 2, footage was released that showed an incident of police brutality. Two individuals were targeted by the cops, namely Officer Garcia, because they weren't social distancing. However, the footage shows them 6 feet apart and following state guidelines. | The speak…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/nyc-prote…

Democratic senator offers amendment ending transfer of military equipment to police forces
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-02
"The cycle of police brutality sparking unrest, and that unrest being met by the militarized police is increasingly familiar in modern American society."
nationofchange.org/2020/06/02/democratic-senator-offers-amendment-ending-transfer-of-military-equipment-to-police-forces/

NBA players speak out to protest George Floyd's death
Ben Golliver | zcomm.org | 2020-06-02
In the days since George Floyd's death first garnered national attention, current and former NBA players have expressed anger, condemned police brutality and played important roles in protests that have swept the country…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/nba-players-speak-out-to-protest-george-floyds-death/

Thousands march in Fort Lauderdale against killer cops
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Over 3000 members of the South Florida community took to the streets in downtown Fort Lauderdale to protest the killing of George Floyd. They marched to demand the arrest of the other Minneapolis cops involved in Floyd's murder and an end to all racist police violence. | The protesters, all wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, gathered at Huizenga Park where they rallied, heard speeches and chanted phrases such as, "Black lives matter," and "I can't breathe!" While speeches were going on, volunteers handed out water bottles and snacks for anyone in attendance who needed help cop…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/thousands…

Appleton, WI joins in demanding justice for George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Appleton, WI – On May 30, as many as 1000 people braved the pandemic, wearing masks and practicing social distancing where they could while filling Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton. People joined together to protest the savage and racist police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd last week, and to rally for the Black Lives Matter movement. | With chants of "No justice, no peace!" and signs that read "Police accountability now!" the diverse crowd of outraged protesters stood in the sun for hours and marched several times around the police station. The demonstration was able to proceed without any troubl…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/appleton-…

Hundreds in New Orleans rally against police, racism and gender-based violence
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
New Orleans, LA – May 30, 400 New Orleanians gathered in Duncan Plaza to protest in memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with Minneapolis demonstrators. The rally coordinated with the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's National Day of Protest. Participants demanded: "Justice for victims of police crime," "Community control of the police," and "Mass release of prisoners, in response to COVID-19." | The crowd of demonstrators, which was multinational and mostly made up of Black and white working-class people, made militant chants. They proudly shouted, "Fuck 12", "Abolish the police" an…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/hundreds-…

Thousands Attend #BlackLivesMatter Protests in Paris
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
Thousands of people demonstrated Tuesday in Paris, France, defying a ban to protest over the death of a young black man in French police custody in 2016. | RELATED: | New Zealand: Thousands March in Solidarity With Floyd Protests | Using slogans in English such as "Black Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe," protesters echoed the protest movement in the United States (U.S.) over the police killing last week of unarmed black man, George Floyd. | "Today we are not just talking abo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Thousands-Attend-Black-Lives-Matter-Protests-in-Paris–20200602-0015.html

350.org in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives; Reinforces Commitment to Dismantle White Supremacy
commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
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Veterans Tell Troops: Stand Down for Black Lives
commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/06/02/veterans-tell-troops-stand-down-black-lives?cd-origin=rss

Black Lives Matter: The Perils of Liberal Philanthropy
Prof. Karen Ferguson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
This carefully research article first published in 2016 shows that Black Lives Matter has been funded by philanthropists and corporate foundations including Soros' Open Society Initiative and the Ford Foundation which has links to the CIA. | The underlying objective is …
globalresearch.ca/perils-liberal-philanthropy/5714788

Black Lives Matters: The Perils of Liberal Philanthropy
Prof. Karen Ferguson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
The Movement for Black Lives has started turning to foundations for funding. But the history of the Black Power movement offers a cautionary tale about the warping effects of liberal philanthropy's soft power. | *** | In 2016, the Ford Foundation, …
globalresearch.ca/perils-liberal-philanthropy/5714788

African American Mayors and Sheriffs Stand Among George Floyd Protestors in Central North Carolina
Danica Jorden | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Four years ago, Rakeem Jones was punched unawares by John McGraw at a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 8, 2016, as police looked on. Today Jones, a young black man who wears his hair in long …
globalresearch.ca/african-american-mayors-sheriffs-stand-among-george-floyd-protestors-central-north-carolina/5714749

Don't understand the protests? What you're seeing is people pushed to the edge
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | zcomm.org | 2020-06-02
You start to wonder if it should be all black people who wear body cams, not the cops.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/dont-understand-the-protests-what-youre-seeing-is-people-pushed-to-the-edge/

Autopsy Reports Showing George Floyd's Death Was a Homicide Underscore Corruption & Police Impunity
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-02
Two autopsies have agreed George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police was a homicide. "I don't think that most of us are surprised that the county medical examiner tried to find a reason related to why George Floyd died that distanced it from law enforcement's role," says Nekima Levy Armstrong, civil rights attorney, activist, founder of the Racial Justice Network and former president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP. She also discusses the local history of police accountability: "What this does is illustrates the corruption that exists within Hennepin County, where you have law enforcement wor…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/2/nekima_lev…

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder: Protests Are the Result of "Police Terror with No Accountability"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-02
As thousands in Los Angeles continue to protest against police brutality and face mass arrests, Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing criticism for increasing the budget for the Los Angeles Police Department. Organizers have called on the City Council to enact a People's Budget that slashes money for police and invests in services for the community instead. "We have created a system that overrelies on law enforcement and prioritizes their money, their budget, their needs over everything else," says Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Reform L.A. Jails. "Now is the time that we redirect resources back…
www.democracynow.org/2020/6/2/patrisse_c…

Because of police brutality protests curfew for Alameda County starts at 8:00p.m
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-02
Emergency Alert: Today, Monday, June 1, 2020, the Alameda County Sheriff has issued a Curfew Order for the entire County beginning tonight at 8: 00p.m. The curfew order requires all non-exempted persons in the County to remain indoors between the hours of 8: 00p.m. and 5: 00a.m.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/01/18833605.php

Tuesday 6/2: Redwood City's City Hall Protest
Silicon Valley BLM | indybay.org | 2020-06-02
Redwood City's City Hall | 1017 Middlefield Rd. | Redwood City CA 94063…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/02/18833623.php

Trump's Anti-Blackness Is Overt in Protest Response and Covert in Policymaking
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-02
Over the weekend, President Trump used his bully pulpit to openly fantasize about the Secret Service siccing "vicious dogs" on demonstrators outside the White House who were protesting police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota last week. Trump's calls for violence against protesters reflect the anti-Blackness of economic policies he and the GOP have relentlessly pursued since 2016, including recent attempts to destroy public sector jobs and to make discrimination in…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-anti-blackness-is-overt-in-protest-response-and-covert-in-policymaking/

Protests Are the Result of Police Terror With No Accountability
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-02
Image Credit: Courtesy E. Mackey | As thousands in Los Angeles continue to protest against police brutality and face mass arrests, Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing criticism for increasing the budget for the Los Angeles Police Department. Organizers have called on the City Council to enact a People's Budget that slashes money for police and invests in services for the community instead. "We have created a system that overrelies on law enforcement and prioritizes their money, their budget, their needs over every…
truthout.org/video/protests-are-the-result-of-police-terror-with-no-accountability/

'Major fail': NYC mayor adjusts curfew from 11pm to 8pm, facing backlash over 'way too late' action as looting runs rampant
rt.com | 2020-06-02
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has extended the city's curfew order amid ongoing protests and unrest over police brutality, imposing another day of travel restrictions after authorities again failed to stop looting and vandalism. | Announcing the move in a tweet on Monday night, De Blasio said Tuesday will see another curfew, this time beginning at 8pm instead of 11pm, noting that "keeping people safe" is his "first priority." | "These protests have power and meaning. But as the night wears on we are seeing groups use them to incite violence and destroy property," the mayor said. | These protests have power and…
rt.com/usa/490458-de-blasio-nyc-cufew-protests/

Education or propaganda? Nickelodeon makes children watch 9 MINUTES of 'I can't breathe' BLM commercial, polarizing parents
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Children's TV network Nickelodeon went silent for nearly nine minutes as a gesture of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. But pushing social-justice rhetoric on such a young audience has rubbed many the wrong way. | The channel, owned by Viacom, stopped its transmission for eight minutes and 46 seconds on Tuesday "in support of justice, equality, and human rights," presenting children with a black screen on which the phrase "I can't breathe" faded in and out, timed with audio of a person breathing. That spot was preceded by a promotion scrolling Nickelodeon's "Declaration of Kids' Rights" over an oran…
rt.com/usa/490561-nickelodeon-racism-childrens-controversy-ad/

Predator or prank? 'Black Lives Matter' podcaster orders woman to get on her knees & APOLOGIZE for white privilege
rt.com | 2020-06-02
A man claiming to work for Black Lives Matter filmed himself accosting a woman on the street in New York City, ordering her to kneel and apologize for her white privilege. Her compliance has the internet speculating feverishly. | While it was pretty clear the cameraman didn't actually "work for Black Lives Matter" – he claimed to have been sent by its "CEO," and BLM doesn't have a CEO – the rest of the clip – seen over 1.4 million times – was open to interpretation. Was the woman just playing along? Unbelievably gullible? Genuinely frightened? | pic.twitter.com/Ct8Ab3aeS8…
rt.com/usa/490572-black-lives-prankster-intimidating-women/

George Floyd Protests Highlight Social Injustice, 'Endemic' Racial Bias in US, UN Official Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
For a week now US cities have been rocked by large-scale protests against police brutality, negligence towards the black population, and those of colour following unarmed African American resident of Minneapolis, George Floyd, being killed by the police.
sputniknews.com/us/202006021079497553-george-floyd-protests-highlight-social-injustice-endemic-racial-bias-in-us-un-official-says/

WFTU Campaign: Solidarity to the U.S. people's struggle
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions. | The popular outrage that erupted a week ago in the United States after the cold-blooded murder of 47-year-old African-American worker George Floyd by police in Minneapolis is continuing against the state repression and the brutal force used by the police. Hundreds of thousands of Americans took the streets over the weekend in more than 80 major cities, in two-thirds of the country's states, to protest state barbarism and racist violence, of the repressive forces. | Despite the outcry over the 47-year-old's…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/2/wftu-camp…

White Women Caught Tagging BLM on Starbucks
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
Two white protesters got called out by a black protester for tagging a Starbucks with graffiti repping the Black Lives Matter movement … and the bizarre encounter was caught on video. | Check it out … you see two white women decked out in all black and wearing face masks/coverings spraying 'BLM' along the side of a Starbucks in L.A., as well as other messaging. One African-American woman who's also protesting gets in their faces and questions what they're doing … and why. Watch what happens when she confronts them. | The white gals were NOT down to stick around for answers, as they mumbled incoherent respon…
popularresistance.org/white-women-caught-tagging-blm-on-starbucks/

Who's Trashing Downtown Every Night and Why?
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-02
The corporate media and corporate politicians are paralyzed with indecision. Which fake myth do we adhere to? "Black people burning down their own neighborhoods" or "outside agitators"? What if it's both, and more…? Media coverage of the past few days and nights of the multiracial uprising that is currently taking place in various forms in …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/06/whos-trashing-downtown-every-night-and-why/

Minneapolis School Board to Vote on Ending Contract With Police Over Failure to 'See Humanity in Our Students'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
The Minneapolis public school board will vote Tuesday evening on a resolution to end its contract with the city's police department following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/02/minneapolis-school-board-vote-ending-contract-police-over-failure-see-humanity-our?cd-origin=rss

Clamoring for Mic at Black Lives Matter Event, Rep. Eliot Engel Admits "If I Didn't Have a Primary I Wouldn't Care"
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-02
"Frankly," said a representative for Engel's progressive challenger Jamaal Bowman, "we couldn't have made the case more clearly ourselves that after 31 years, it's time for change." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/02/clamoring-mic-black-lives-matter-event-rep-eliot-engel-admits-if-i-didnt-have?cd-origin=rss

Trump invokes Insurrection Act of 1807
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-02
Anti-racism Democracy Malik MiahIssue 1268 United States Black Lives MatterJune 2, 2020President Donald Trump held a Rose Garden gathering of mainly white male staffers on June 1 to announce the in…
greenleft.org.au/content/trump-invokes-insurrection-act-1807

#CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest
Posted By Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-02
"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

NLG Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide
National Lawyers Guild | indybay.org | 2020-06-02
"Racialized, violent policing of Black, Brown, and Indigenous bodies has always existed in this country. Now is the time for accountability. Property can always be replaced. Black lives can not," stated NLG Executive Director Pooja Gehi.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/02/18833636.php

NLG Statement on the President's Unlawful Declaration of Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization
National Lawyers Guild | indybay.org | 2020-06-02
"When police continue to murder Black people with impunity and when calls for systemic change to policing and structural racism are ignored, popular unrest is inevitable," said National Lawyers Guild legal worker Kris Hermes. "Federal investigations and the targeting of Antifa will unfortunately result in increased surveillance and repression, and must be resisted."
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/02/18833637.php

Wales's health minister defends George Floyd protesters in US
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-02
Wales's health minister has defended people protesting against the death of George Floyd in the United States, saying the loss of black lives was the "biggest harm" to the country. | Vaughan Gething said that the US was not alone in appearing to be "going backwards" on race relations, and that though all lives should matter "in some countries they don't". | African American Floyd died in police custody last week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. | Gething, who became the first black minister of any of the UK's devolved governments in 2013, was speaking after posting a…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/06/02/waless-health-minister-defends-george-floyd-protesters-in-us/

Imperial shows solidarity with protesters against racial injustice
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-02
Many members of the Imperial community have expressed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd.
imperial.ac.uk/news/197915/imperial-shows-solidarity-with-protesters-against

Almost 400 cities in EVERY US state join wave of protest over George Floyd death
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Hundreds of cities and towns across the US have seen people hitting the streets to join anti-police-brutality protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. Yet, as tensions ran high, many rallies turned into nightmarish riots. | America has once again been gripped by massive protests as the Black Lives Matter movement seemingly regained momentum following the death of another African American at the hands of the US police. The man was choked to death by a police officer during detention in Minneapolis last week. An independent autopsy confirmed that the man's death was a result of asphyxiation. | A total of s…
rt.com/usa/490566-us-cities-george-floyd-protest/

Horrific video of cop rammed by car in New York emerges amid anti-police-brutality unrest
rt.com | 2020-06-02
A police officer has been viciously run over by a vehicle on a New York City crosswalk. Major US cities have become centers of protest and street battles, following a police killing of an unarmed black man. | The short clip, which has been circulating on social media, shows a black car ramming a police officer as he was standing at a crosswalk. | The vehicle appears to speed up just before it hits the man. The victim then lies motionless on the ground, before being picked up by a police van. | New York and several other major US cities have become the centers of mass anti-police-brutality protests, sparked…
rt.com/usa/490464-us-police-officer-nyc/

Louisville police chief 'fired' month before retirement after cops' body cameras in protest shooting found to be 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: 15am. 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 was…
rt.com/usa/490446-louisville-police-resigns-mcatee-cameras/

Hong Kong's Lam Blasts US for 'Double Standard' Security Law Criticism Amid Protest Repressions
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam sharply criticized the US on Tuesday for applying a "double standard" to the city's new national security law being drafted by Beijing, as the US has seen widespread police repression and violence against Black Lives Matter protesters.
sputniknews.com/world/202006021079502425-hong-kongs-lam-blasts-us-for-double-standard-security-law-criticism-amid-protest-repressions/

MTV goes dark, record labels hit pause as US protests rage
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-02
Youth television channel MTV and other stablemate channels said they will go dark around the world on Monday to mark the death in police custody of George Floyd, joining other U.S. entertainment outlets in condemning racial inequality.MTV will be joined by its other ViacomCBS youth and music channels, including Comedy Central, CMT, and VH1, at 5 p.m. ET (2100 GMT) in an eight minute, 46 second blackout – the length of time they said that a white Minneapolis police officer last week knelt on the neck of Floyd, a black man.Floyd's death has prompted mass protests in cities around the United States decrying the trea…
yenisafak.com/en/world/mtv-goes-dark-record-labels-hit-pause-as-us-protests-rage-3531009

All lives, black lives matter: EU foreign policy chief
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-02
The EU supports the right to peaceful protest, and it condemns violence and all forms of racism, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told a news conference on Tuesday. "All lives matter, black lives also matter," Borrell stated, referring to nationwide protests in the US following the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, in police custody. | He described the circumstances of the unarmed man's death as "shocking." | "All societies must remain vigilant against the excessive use of force" and ensure that people in charge of public order do not exercise their authority the way they did in the case of Fl…
yenisafak.com/en/news/all-lives-black-lives-matter-eu-foreign-policy-chief-3530997

Trump Labels Anitfa As A Terrorist Organization Without Any Basis In Fact
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
United States President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the U.S. will go ahead and label Antifa as a "terrorist organization," raising serious concerns about the unconstitutionality of such a threat if carried out. | "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," Trump said, as protests over the murder of the black man, George Floyd, continued in at least 30 cities in the United States on Sunday, with Minneapolis as the epicenter. | Without evidence, Trump and several top officials from his administration, including U.S. Attorney General William Barr, have blamed Antifa an…
popularresistance.org/trump-labels-anitfa-as-a-terrorist-organization-without-any-basis-in-fact/

UK Government Urged To Suspend Export Of Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets And Riot Shields To US
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
The government is being urged to suspend the sales of British tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to the United States amid fears they are being used against civil rights protesters. | The US has been rocked by angry demonstrations for nearly a week following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died pleading for air while a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for eight minutes. | The police response, apparently endorsed by president Donald Trump, has seen security forces ramming crowds with cars, deploying gas and baton rounds against peaceful demonstrators, and arresting and shoo…
popularresistance.org/uk-government-urged-to-suspend-export-of-tear-gas-rubber-bullets-and-riot-shields-to-us/

White Women Line Up To Form Human Shield To Protect Black Protesters
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
Injustice and discrimination tend to be described in binary terms: good vs. evil, female vs. male, Black vs. White. | However, at one of the at least twenty anti-police violence demonstrations held across the country on Thursday, an act of alliance disrupted that line of thinking by showing White bodies on the line to protect Black lives. | In an image captured by photographer Tim Druck, scores of White women in Lousiville lined up arm-in-arm to form a human shield separating the Louisville Metro Police from protestors expressing their angst about the murder of Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black people at…
popularresistance.org/white-women-line-up-to-form-human-shield-to-protect-black-protesters/

U.S. Urban Riots Revisited
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-02
What follows is an updated essay on the "perennial nature of U.S. urban riots" which I wrote a little over five years ago. The original version appeared on my blog on 9 May 2015 following racial rioting in the city of Baltimore. The murder of George Floyd, an African American, by police in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020,…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/02/u-s-urban-riots-revisited/

'Tough On Crime' Cities Might Make Violence Worse
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Baltimore's leading mayoral candidates are embracing calls for change, but their proposals risk worsening mass incarceration and inequality.
therealnews.com/stories/tough-on-crime-cities-might-make-violence-worse-baltimore-election-mayor

Two knees: One a call for change, the other a murder weapon
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-02
A tale of two knees. One, belonging to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, pressed into soft green grass for a minute and 56 seconds. The other, that of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin, violently digging into the soft tissue of an African-American man's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, senselessly robbing the man …
peoplesworld.org/article/two-knees-one-a-call-for-change-the-other-a-murder-weapon/

Anti-Racist Demonstrations Continue Despite Escalating Government Repression
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
When the videotaped public execution by a white Minneapolis police officer of African American George Floyd, 46, was posted in social media, a firestorm of opposition, protests and rebellion swept throughout the United States and internationally. | In just a …
globalresearch.ca/anti-racist-demonstrations-continue-despite-escalating-government-repression/5714755

Peaceful protests in Indiana met with police violence
Jason Jones | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-02
INDIANAPOLIS

A Superpower in Chaos
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Minneapolis could not have happened at a worse time for the US elites. While violence perpetrated against African Americans by White police officers has happened a number of times before, its occurrence right in the midst of a huge health …
globalresearch.ca/superpower-chaos/5714767

Owner Assaulted by Troopers While Protecting His Business
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-06-02
Minneapolis, MN

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…
workers.org/2020/06/49058/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=behind-the-walls-prisoner-resistance-roundup

Racial Domestic Terrorism and the Legacy of State Violence
Henry A. Giroux | zcomm.org | 2020-06-02
George Floyd's murder has to be understood as part of wider systemic politics indebted to the long legacy of a culture of racist terror that extends from slavery and Jim Crow to the scourge of racial mass incarceration and a politics of disposability…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/racial-domestic-terrorism-and-the-legacy-of-state-violence/

The Minneapolis Putsch
CJ Hopkins | indybay.org | 2020-06-02
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

Oakland From Covid-19 To Cops: We Can't Breath Caravan
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-06-02
Rally at the California State Building to demand that Cal-OSHA enforce the health and safety laws…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/01/18833607.php

Majority of Americans Support Uprisings, Disagree With Trump, Poll Finds
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-02
As President Donald Trump threatens to invoke the Insurrection Act to use aspects of the U.S. military against Americans involved in the demonstrations in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, polling so far shows that most people are not happy…
truthout.org/articles/majority-of-americans-support-uprisings-disagree-with-trump-poll-finds/

State of Minnesota files racial discrimination charges against police department over George Floyd death
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced the state's Department of Human Rights will be investigating Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for signs of racial discrimination, following the death of George Floyd. | According to state officials, the investigation will go far beyond the death of Floyd

Pelosi & Schumer accuse Trump of 'dishonoring the faith' after photo-op with Bible amid DC unrest
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have blasted the president after police were ordered to clear out an area near the White House so he could make an incident-free trip to a church. | Calling on US President Donald Trump to "respect the dignity and rights of Americans" in a statement late on Monday night, Pelosi (D-California) and Schumer (D-New York) tore into the commander-in-chief after he ordered police to "dominate" the streets amid days of protests and violent unrest

'Riots only help Trump': Rock legend Roger Waters slams US president but calls for peaceful protests
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Denouncing the US police as "vicious" and President Donald Trump as wanting a race war, musician Roger Waters called for protesters to not fall into their trap and focus on peaceful civil disobedience. | "Trump is trying with the whole holding up the Bible thing to reinforce the idea he wants a civil war between the white supremacist Christian right and anyone willing to stand up with a baseball bat and say no," Waters told RT America on Tuesday. | While he understands that a lot of people are "desperately angry" about George Floyd or other African-Americans killed by "vicious" police all over the US, Waters b…
rt.com/usa/490574-roger-waters-peaceful-protests/

'We're horrified': Intl media rights group cites 125 VIOLATIONS of press freedom by US police during George Floyd protests
rt.com | 2020-06-02
US police have violated the constitution with arrests and violence against reporters covering the anti-police-brutality demonstrations, a global media rights group has said. The rallies were followed by rioting in major cities. | "We are horrified by the continued use of harsh and sometimes violent actions of police against journalists doing their jobs. These are direct violations of press freedom, a fundamental constitutional value of the United States," Committee to Protect Journalists (CJP) Program Director Carlos Martinez de la Serna said. | We call on local and state officials to explicitly exempt the new…
rt.com/usa/490511-cpj-press-freedom-us/

Cops FIRE rubber bullets at Sputnik journalist covering White House protests, outlet says
rt.com | 2020-06-02
The police shot a US journalist working for Russian news outlet Sputnik with "rubber bullets" as she was covering protests near the White House on Tuesday, the outlet has reported. | Nicole Roussell said she got caught up in police violence in Washington DC when officers deployed anti-riot weapons against the protesting crowd. "I ran closer to get footage of what was happening and the police quickly began shooting what I think were a combination of stinger grenades and rubber bullets," she said. | The police shot projectiles at her despite her wearing a press badge and identifying herself as a journalist, s…
rt.com/usa/490533-sputnic-journalist-injured-washington/

Protester KILLED by cops, officer critically injured in two shootings on Las Vegas Strip
rt.com | 2020-06-02
A police officer tackling protesters was critically injured by a gunshot in the southern part of Las Vegas Boulevard, while officers killed a protester who reportedly reached for a gun in a separate incident just two miles away. | The police officer was shot near Circus Circus hotel-casino, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said. Some local media initially reported that he had received a fatal head injury, but the authorities later announced that he was in a critical condition at University Medical Center. | The shooting happened as the officer "dealt with protesters" outside of the casino, Sheriff…
rt.com/usa/490472-officer-shot-las-vegas/

Crisis Mentality of US Police Led to Brutal Killing of George Floyd, Indian Analysts Say
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
New Delhi (Sputnik): The killing of an African American, George Floyd, by a white policeman in Minneapolis has roiled the United States, with nationwide protests and violence over the past week. Some governors have refused to use the National Guard to shut the protests down, so President Trump has promised to deploy the military to end the unrest.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202006021079494515-crisis-mentality-of-us-police-led-to-brutal-killing-of-george-floyd-indian-analysts-say/

Protests, Riots, And Clashes Grow
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
The country-wide rebellion that was kicked off by the police murder of George Floyd continues to grow, as across the US people hit the streets in solidarity. Mass demonstrations, freeway shut-downs, riots, looting, and clashes with law enforcement were widespread; as authorities rushed to call in the national guard. In many cities, large scale demonstrations that remained peaceful were also held. | What follows is a brief overview of the extensive resistance that was seen on Saturday, May 30th, for some cities, the second and third day of hitting the streets. Military buildup in Minneapolis also continued, as did…
popularresistance.org/protests-riots-and-clashes-grow/

Extremists Are Among Those Fomenting Violence In Twin Cities
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
Protesters and onlookers have posted numerous videos and accounts of confrontations with white men on social media, sometimes including symbols associated with fringe groups that originated online. | Many people have also told MPR News reporters of witnessing armed men in Minneapolis. | Bridget Schumann was out for a run near Calhoun Square in south Minneapolis on Friday night when she saw a truck that was being driven aggressively, honking and intimidating other drivers. The truck had a big white sticker on the back of the cab with the OK sign symbol associated with white supremacists. | "There were two men in t…
popularresistance.org/extremists-are-among-those-fomenting-violence-in-twin-cities/

Israeli forces arrest several Palestinians in occupied territories
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-02
Israeli forces arrested 23 Palestinians from different parts of the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on June 1, Monday. According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), among those arrested are two former prisoners and two minors. | At least six Palestinians were arrested from Hebron and five from a Jordan Valley village. The reasons for the arrest were not made clear by the Israeli forces. An 18-year-old school boy and a 16-year-old minor have been arrested from Beit Umar town near Hebron city. | Though Israeli forces regularly detain Palestinians, the number of such arrests has increased in the last c…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/02/israeli-forces-arrest-several-palestinians-in-occupied-territories/

New Zealand: Thousands March in Solidarity With Floyd Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-02
Thousands of people Monday demonstrated in various New Zealand cities against racism and in solidarity with the death of George Floyd after a white police officer held him on the ground and put pressure on his neck with his knee in Minneapolis. | RELATED: | US: Mass Protests Continue Despite Curfew Impositions | "The New Zealand crowds were largely made up of young workers and students, of all ethnicities including white people, Maori, Pacific Islanders and immigrants from many nationa…
telesurenglish.net/news/New-Zealand-Thousands-March-in-Solidarity-With-Floyd-Protests-20200602-0003.html

Plummer Building lighted as sign of hope and to remember George Floyd
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-02
On Saturday, May 30, Mayo Clinic will light the Plummer Building in Rochester yellow as a sign of hope for the days to come in conjunction with a virtual vigil being held to remember George Floyd. Mr. Floyd died on Monday from injuries inflicted by a police officer who was arrested on Friday for his actions.?The virtual …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/plummer-building-lighted-as-sign-of-hope-and-to-remember-george-floyd/

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/5/31/central-…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/06/01/eruptions-of-rage/

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/

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…

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/

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

Midwest Dispatch: White People, Do Something
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2020-06-01
As protests and riots spread to cities across the world, white people are being asked to join the fight against police brutality.
progressive.org/dispatches/white-people-do-something-lahm-200601/

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/thousands…

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…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/01/protests-over-george-floyds-killing-met-curfews-police-crackdowns-and-national-guard?cd-origin=rss

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/

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 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 churc…
rt.com/usa/490454-trump-church-bible-riots/

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/

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/nyc-prote…

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

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/trade-uni…

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

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

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…
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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…
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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

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

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/6/1/communist…

Nationwide uprising against racist police violence
People's World Editorial Board | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-01
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/nationwide-uprising-against-racist-police-violence/

Black Lives Matter U.K.: London activists demand justice for George Floyd
Ceren Sagir | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-01
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. …
peoplesworld.org/article/black-lives-matter-u-k-london-activists-demand-justice-for-george-floyd/

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

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/

Republican Attacks on State and Local Government Are Yet Another Assault on Black People
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-06-01
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 …
cepr.net/republican-attacks-on-state-and-local-government-are-yet-another-assault-on-black-people/

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

United States: Mass protests erupt demanding justice for George Floyd
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-01
Anti-racism Malik MiahIssue 1268 United States Black Lives Matter police violence CaliforniaJune 1, 2020Mass protests in ci…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-erupts-mass-protests-demanding-justice-george-floyd

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/

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 …
mronline.org/2020/06/01/cornel-west-neo-fascist-gangster-trump-and-neoliberal-democrats-expose-america-as-failed-social-experiment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cornel-west-neo-fascist-gangster-trump-and-neoliberal-democrats-expose-america-as-failed-social-experiment

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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Class struggle, resistance to police violence and racism run deep in Minneapolis history
Joe Bernick | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-01
Is this really happening? Like millions of Americans, I was watching South Minneapolis burn last weekend. It was hard to watch. I was born in South Minneapolis and considered the city my home from age 17 until I moved to Tucson at age 34. Even so, I've been back to visit every summer to see …
peoplesworld.org/article/class-struggle-resistance-to-police-violence-and-racism-run-deep-in-minneapolis-history/

Minneapolis: The Rise of the 'Thumpers'
Will Cooley | thenation.com | 2020-06-01
Minneapolis: The Rise of the 'Thumpers'…
thenation.com/article/society/minneapolis-police-brutality-racism/

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

Trump Threatens With Martial Law Due to Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-01
United States President Donald Trump declared himself Monday "the president of law and order" while his country is immersed in a clash between protesters and members of the forces of law. | RELATED: | Trump to Send National Guard to Minneapolis If Riots Continues | In a speech given in the Rose Garden, Trump referred to the local governments' allegedly inefficiency to shut down the protests, and made a review about what the riots have brought. | "Several local governments have…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Repressions-Sword-Of-Damocles-Hangs-Over-Protesters-20200601-0018.html

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/

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…
commondreams.org/news/2020/06/01/global-protests-erupt-solidarity-racial-justice-defenders-us?cd-origin=rss

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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Minneapolis Neighborhoods Defend Against Police and White Supremacists
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-01
As protests against racism and state violence continue nationwide following the killing of George Floyd, neighborhoods in Minneapolis are facing increasingly brutal police crackdowns and heavy militarization of the city by the National Guard. And even as Minneapolis residents continue agitating against police violence, some are also organizing to defend themselves against the threat of violence from white supremacists who have been accused of coming to the city to burn buildings in neighborhoods of…
truthout.org/articles/minneapolis-neighborhoods-defend-against-police-and-white-supremacists/

Racism and Racial Terrorism Has Fueled Nationwide Anger
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-01
Image Credit: Courtesy E. Mackey | 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." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in…
truthout.org/video/racism-and-racial-terrorism-has-fueled-nationwide-anger/

Senator Plans Amendment to End Transfer of Military Equipment to Local Police
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-01
With the militarization of local police forces on full display as heavily armed cops and armored vehicles patrol the streets and crack down on protests over the killing of George Floyd, Sen. Brian Schatz on Sunday said he plans to introduce an amendment to end the federal program that permits the transfer of excess military equipment to police departments across the nation. | "I will be introducing an amendment to t…
truthout.org/articles/senator-plans-amendment-to-end-transfer-of-military-equipment-to-local-police/

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/

Biden and Obama: Floyd killing exposes systemic racism in U.S
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-01
WASHINGTON

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/

Ocasio-Cortez: "If You Want to End Unrest, End the Conditions That Create It"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-31
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…
truthout.org/articles/ocasio-cortez-if-you-want-to-end-unrest-end-the-conditions-that-create-it/

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 | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-31
Already deployed in multiple states, over 10,000 guardsmen are scheduled to flood Minneapolis streets

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/

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

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/

New Footage Reveals Moments Before George Floyd's Death
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-05-31
Minneapolis, MN

"The people of the United States are fed up"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-31
Claudia de La Cruz of The People's Forum and The Popular Education Project talks about the protests in the US in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/31/the-people-of-the-united-states-are-fed-up/

Racism & police repression are the symptoms, capitalism is the disease, socialism is the cure
Party for Socialism and Liberation | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-31
The Party for Socialism and Liberation condemns the lynching murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department.
liberationnews.org/racism-police-repression-are-the-symptoms-capitalism-is-the-disease-socialism-is-the-cure/

How Much Violence and Destruction is Enough for Depraved American Leaders and Their Subjects?
John Stanton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-31
Without trampling through all the historical details, we can designate the entire history of [Americans]–the glorious past so eulogized by our fathers–as the history of shame, for in that history there is more betrayal, apostasy, perfidious intrigue, ignominious defeat, well-deserved failure, base vengeance, merciless retaliation and brutality that no hypocrisy can mask…So let's forget about …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/how-much-violence-and-destruction-is-enough-for-depraved-american-leaders-and-their-subjects/

Cops Kill Because We Gave Them the Legal Framework to Do It
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-31
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…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/31/cops-kill-because-we-gave-them-the-legal-framework-to-do-it/

Minneapolis police leader defending George Floyd's killers tied to 'white power'-linked biker gang
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-30
From The Grayzone vault: The record of a pro-Trump Minneapolis police leader defending the killers of George Floyd reveals a past marred in accusations of racist violence, including charges from fellow police officers that he once wore a "white power" badge on his motorcycle jacket.
mronline.org/2020/05/30/minneapolis-police-leader-defending-george-floyds-killers-tied-to-white-power-linked-biker-gang/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=minneapolis-police-leader-defending-george-floyds-killers-tied-to-white-power-linked-biker-gang

Minneapolis Speaks: George Floyd, Unrest, Aftermath
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-30
Oluchi Omeoga of groups Reclaim the Block and Black Visions Collective talks about what life is like on the ground in Minneapolis right now.
therealnews.com/stories/minneapolis-speaks-oluchi-omeoga-george-floyd-unrest-aftermath-protests

Unrest spreads across US and thousands flout curfew over police killing of George Floyd
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-30
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…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/05/30/unrest-spreads-across-us-and-thousands-flout-curfew-over-police-killing-of-george-floyd/

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
Scott Ritter | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-30
The violence that has gripped Minneapolis begs for the kind of effective deployment of riot police seen …
thealtworld.com/scott_ritter/you-think-u…

Protesters Demand Justice For George Floyd
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-30
Justice for George Floyd means prosecuting the officers responsible for his death and ending American apartheid, argues Dr. Lawrence Brown.
therealnews.com/stories/protesters-demand-justice-george-floyd

Minneapolis police leader defending George Floyd's killers tied to 'white power'-linked biker gang
Sarah Lazare | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-29
From The Grayzone vault: The record of a pro-Trump Minneapolis police leader defending the killers of George Floyd reveals a…
thegrayzone.com/2020/05/29/minneapolis-police-george-floyds-white-power-biker-gang/

Twitter Warns Trump Tweet Glorifies Violence as He Signs Executive Order to Weaken Social Media
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
As President Trump calls Minneapolis protesters "THUGS" and tweets, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," Twitter flags the tweet with a warning it glorifies violence, just as Trump signs an executive order to punish social media companies for how they monitor content. "Trump has prospered through his use of social media and its attention-hoarding algorithms to basically disinform and misinform people," says Ramesh Srinivasan, professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/29/trump_twe…

Headlines for May 29, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
Protests Rage After Minneapolis Prosecutor Does Not Bring Charges Against Officers Who Killed George Floyd, Scores Tear-Gassed, Arrested as Protests Against George Floyd's Killing Spread to Other Cities, Twitter Flags Trump Tweet for Glorifying Violence After President Attacks Minnesota Protesters as "THUGS", Trump Executive Order Threatens to Punish Social Media Companies over Fact-Checking, U.S. Economy Sheds Another 2.1 Million Jobs, Leaving 40.7 Million Unemployed Since Start of Pandemic, Pennsylvania Democratic Lawmakers Accuse Republicans of Knowingly Exposing Them to Coronavirus, Protesters Demand ICE Empt…
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/29/headlines

"It Was Murder": Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
As thousands take to the streets of Minneapolis to protest against the police killing of George Floyd for the third night in a row, we go to Minneapolis to speak with City Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. Police pointed an automatic rifle at his head in 2015 when he was peacefully protesting the police killing of another African American man, Jamar Clark. We also speak with Kandace Montgomery with the Black Visions Collective, which is calling for the abolition of police.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/29/minneapol…

3rd degree murder charge for George Floyd's killer; activists say #RaiseTheDegree
Tim Sullivan, Amy Forliti | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-29
MINNEAPOLIS (AP)–The Minneapolis police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed Black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, after …
peoplesworld.org/article/3rd-degree-murder-charge-for-george-floyds-killer-activists-say-raisethedegree/

George Floyd's murder: The spark for a powderkeg of racism
Greg Kearney | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-29
People's World coverage of the George Floyd murder: | 'I can't breathe!': Minneapolis erupts in protest after George Floyd murder: | 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts': Trump revives segregationist war cry:…
peoplesworld.org/article/george-floyds-murder-the-spark-for-a-powderkeg-of-racism/

Against police violence and capitalism, to rebel is justified
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-05-29
Workers World salutes all the brave protesters in Minneapolis, currently ground zero against police terror. We also salute those activists in Los Angeles, Memphis and other cities who are organizing protests and braving the pandemic to be in the streets or in car caravans to show solidarity with the demand: . . . | Continue reading Against police violence and capitalism, to rebel is justified at Workers.org…
workers.org/2020/05/49008/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=against-police-violence-and-capitalism-to-rebel-is-justified

Twin Cities Protest Death of George Floyd: Day 3
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-05-29
Minneapolis, MN

Outrage In Minneapolis After Police Killing Caught On Video
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-29
The city roils after the death of George Floyd as police confronted protesters and the mayor urged prosecutors to charge the officers involved.
therealnews.com/stories/outrage-protest-minneapolis-george-floyd-police

Recidivism Will Only Decrease if Successful Reentry is Embraced as an Antidote for Mass Incarceration
Lewis Conway | aclu.org | 2020-05-29
While there are many policies drafted and bills legislated, really the only components that comprise successful reentry to the community are skills, support, and shelter. Thinking about what I needed when I came home from prison looks much different now than it did 20 odd years ago. Back then, I thought serving my time in prison was my punishment; I didn't know I was facing a life sentence after leaving prison. And for many people reentering society after leaving incarceration, that's what reentry is

"No Justification": Minneapolis Demands Murder Charges for Police Officer Who Killed George Floyd
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-28
Parts of Minneapolis erupted into flames Wednesday night as residents again took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday. A viral video shows Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck for a number of minutes as Floyd repeatedly says "I cannot breathe." Three other officers stood by as George Floyd suffocated. They have been identified as Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. All four officers were fired on Tuesday. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has called on prosecutors to file criminal charges against Derek Chauvin. We speak wit…
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/28/george_fl…

Headlines for May 28, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-28
U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 100,000, Minneapolis Erupts in Flames as Protesters Rage Against Police Killing of George Floyd, China Tightens Grip on Hong Kong with New National Security Law, House of Representatives Holds First-Ever Remote Vote Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Protesters Surround Sing Sing Prison Demanding Release of Prisoners at Risk of COVID-19, Researchers: 6 Feet of Social Distancing Might Not Be Enough to Stop Coronavirus Spread, Doctors Without Borders Warns of Spike in Coronavirus Cases Among Florida Farmworkers, Brazilian Police Raid Fake News Network Linked to Son of Far-Right President, A…
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/28/headlines

'I can't breathe': Minneapolis protesters vs. racist police killing
Zhu S. Gong | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-28
"It's a systemic issue, not an isolated incident."
liberationnews.org/i-cant-breathe-minneapolis-protesters-vs-racist-police-killing/

US must take 'serious action' to halt police killings of unarmed African Americans
news.un.org | 2020-05-28
The UN human rights chief on Thursday condemned the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd while in police custody in the city of Minneapolis, calling it the latest in "a long line of killings of unarmed African Americans by US police officers and members of the public".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1065042

Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 2
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-05-28
Minneapolis, MN

From George Floyd to Chris Cooper: Ibram X. Kendi on "Racist Terror" Facing Black People in America
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-27
"I can't breathe"

Headlines for May 27, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-27
Four Minneapolis Cops Fired After Shocking Video Shows Killing of George Floyd, Federal Food Program Fails to Reach Millions Even as Child Hunger Surges in U.S., NY Governor Cuomo Shielded Nursing Homes from Liability After Big Campaign Donation, GOP Governors Vie for Republican National Convention as NC Won't Commit to Packed Arena, Yemen's Health System Has "Collapsed" Amid Explosion of Coronavirus Cases, India Resumes Domestic Air Travel Even as COVID-19 Cases Surge, China Completing Plans to Test 11 Million Wuhan Residents for Coronavirus, South Korea Reports 40 New Coronavirus Infections, Highest Level in 7…
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/27/headlines

PSL Statement: Justice for George Floyd!
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-27
The Party for Socialism and Liberation condemns the vicious killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department.
liberationnews.org/psl-statement-justice-for-george-floyd/

Handcuffed Man Dies After Minneapolis Cop Kneels On His Neck
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-27
Four officers are fired after one was caught on video kneeling on a man's neck. The man later died. The FBI has joined the investigation and witnesses say the officer was kneeling on his neck for several minutes as he pleaded for help.
therealnews.com/stories/handcuffed-man-dies-minneapolis-cop-kneels-on-his-neck

Thousands Protest George Floyd's Murder in Minneapolis
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2020-05-27
Ending in clashes between armed cops and angry community members, the protest showed the immensity of residents' distrust of police.
progressive.org/dispatches/protest-george-floyd-murder-minneapolis-lahm-200527/

Minneapolis Police Murder Handcuffed Man With Neck-Kneel
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-05-26
Minneapolis, MN

Encampment to 'Free Them All' Outside GEO ICE Detention Center
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-05-26
Aurora, CO

Eyewitness: Seattle cops 'sweep' homeless camp against CDC guidance
Lauren Croney | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-23
"I went to witness what was being done to my neighbors; what I saw was shocking and inhumane."
liberationnews.org/eyewitness-seattle-cops-sweep-homeless-camp/

Third White Man Arrested for Murder in Ahmaud Arbery Shooting as DOJ Considers Hate Crime Charges
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-22
Authorities have arrested a third white man for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, this one charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump about how William Bryan filmed Arbery jogging down a narrow road in Brunswick, Georgia, in broad daylight, before he was confronted by two armed white men

NYC police brutality masked as 'public health' measure
Kerbie Joseph | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-20
The vast majority of enforcement-related summons and arrests were disproportionately of Black and Brown people.
liberationnews.org/nyc-police-brutality-masked-as-public-health-measure/