Daily Archives: May 29, 2021

2021-05-29: News Headlines

Next Generation Action Network (2021-05-29). Saturday 5/29: George Floyd Week: 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre Talk. indybay.org Online event…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-29). Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Is Rounding Up Government Supporters In Greater Idlib — Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is reportedly rounding up government supporters in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | On May 29, the General Security Agency, the security wing of HTS, carried out an arrest campaign in the region. Dozens of government supporters were arrested from the towns of Salqin, Harem, Darkoush, and Kafr Takharim in northern Idlib as well as from the town of Jisr al-Shughur in western Idlib. | The campaign targeted anyone who voiced hi…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-29). Military Situation In Syria On May 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 29, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 45 times: 25 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province | On May 28, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kansafra, Sufuhun, al-Fatirah, and al-Bara | On May 28, four SDF members were arrested, after trying to infiltrate into Turkish territory from Syria, according to the Turkish Ministry of Defense | Syrian Presid…

_____ (2021-05-29). Students Demand End To University Complicity With Israeli Apartheid. popularresistance.org University students across the UK are demanding immediate divestment from companies complicit in Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism as a part of Apartheid Off Campus's national day of action.

Mary T Bassett (2021-05-29). [Perspectives] A history of US police violence. thelancet.com In 2020, the murder of George Floyd broadcast US police violence to the world. But police killings especially directed against Black men were not new. The US codes these as "deaths by legal intervention", which comprise mainly police uses of force. In 2017, such deaths were in the top ten causes of death for Black men aged 15—34 years. And this ranking used a measure known to undercount by 50% the actual number of deaths related to police encounters. In the USA, the risk of death after a police encounter is 2 ∑5 times higher for Black men than for white men, and Black people are also less likely to be a…

Monifa Bandele (2021-05-29). George Floyd's Murder Was "Clarion Call" to Defund Police. zcomm.org What's Changed in Year Since His Death?>

Michael Steinberg (2021-05-29). George Floyd Action In SF's Fillmore. indybay.org On May 22 people gathered in San Francisco's Fillmore District to mark the one year anniversary of George Floyd's death.

Justice Vanguard Takes the Lead (2021-05-29). Los Altos Commemorates Death of George Floyd with March/Rally. indybay.org Justice Vanguard is a grassroots racial justice organization that focuses on creating change through education and positive awareness. The youth group organized a 1.5 mile march from Los Altos High School to a busy intersection at the border of Mountain View and Los Altos, where students and community members spilled into the street, blocked traffic and rallied on the busy El Camino Real.

1st Anniversary of George Floyd (2021-05-29). Flowers and Candles Form Tribute to Black Lives Murdered. indybay.org Photos from a vigil held in Mill Valley on May 25th.

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-05-29). Block ZIM Everywhere! Profiteering from Israeli Apartheid is Not Welcome Anywhere! International Week of Action. indybay.org For the past 12 days, the #BlockTheBoat protest has kept a cargo ship operated by ZIM — apartheid Israel's largest and oldest shipping company — from docking at the Port of Oakland. We are winning!

teleSUR (2021-05-28). Colombia Turns One Month Protesting Against Ivan Duque. telesurenglish.net On May 28, Colombia reaches one month of massive and uninterrupted protests against President Ivan Duque. So far, his main response to social demands has been tolerance of police brutality and human rights violations. | RELATED: | The international community condemned police brutality against a massive national strike in which at least 43 people have died, 22 women have been raped, 46 citizens suffered eye injuries, and 1,388 people were arbi…

Editor2 (2021-05-28). Colombia Turns on Media Amid Barrage of Lies and Propaganda. orinocotribune.com By Adriaan Alsema — May 26, 2021 | Public support for Colombia's mass media has plummeted as they persistently contradict citizen reporting, a poll confirmed. | According to pollster Invamer, public approval of the news media dropped from 41% to 31% since ongoing anti-government protests began on April 28. | The approval of "the media" in Colombia has been dropping for a decade, but plummeted in May after a wave of social media reports on police brutality was blatantly contradicted by mass media. | Media approval | Colombians become their own reporters | While citizens reported extreme violence by the sec…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-28). Protests continue across Colombia amid increasing police brutality and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up, we take a look at the National Strike in Colombia as it reaches one month and the rising reports of police violence, the establishment of a permanent commission of Inquiry by the UN to investigate human rights violations in Gaza, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel, the United States Innovation and Competition Act currently in the US Senate and its targeting of China, and the countrywide day of resistance observed in India to mark 6 months of the ongoing farmers' struggle.

Staff (2021-05-28). May 28, NYC: CUNY Must Divest! Rally and Press Conference for Palestine. samidoun.net Friday, 28 May 3: 00 pm John Jay College 524 W 59th St New York City Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/2951785921811362… This event will publicize the CUNY Statement for Palestine and then march to CUNY offices. See latest statement updates at the link. CUNY Community Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian People [To add your name, please click here or email cuny.solidarity.letter@gmail.com] We, members of the City University of New York community, stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine resisting the violence and oppression of Israeli settler colonial and apartheid rule. We condemn the brut…

Staff (2021-05-28). Statement of Palestinian Student Organizations in Support of CUNY Boycott Campaign. samidoun.net CUNY4Palestine launched its campaign to demand the City University of New York system divest from corporations complicit in Israeli occupation, apartheid, settler colonialism and war crimes at a press conference and rally on Friday, 28 May in New York City, The CUNY Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, signed by hundreds of faculty, students and organizations in the CUNY community, also demands that the university system implement the Palestinian call for academic and cultural boycott of Israel and support the rights of students to organize for Palestine. Palestinian student and youth organization…

Staff (2021-05-28). May 29, Washington DC: National March for Palestine endorsed by 100+ organizations #March4Palestine. samidoun.net Saturday, May 29 3 pm — 8 pm Lincoln Memorial Washington, DC Info page: www.ampalestine.org/NationalMarch Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is honoured to join American Muslims for Palestine and over 100 organizations nationwide to march on Washington on Saturday, May 29 and demand to #SanctionIsrael. As the call to the rally notes: "We need to go big and bold right now for Palestinian liberation now that a ceasefire has gone into effect. No return to the status quo. It is time for Israeli settler-colonialism, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, military occupation, and blockade to be dismant…

Staff (2021-05-28). Support the Palestine Freedom Fund: Defending NY Palestine activists facing repression. samidoun.net In a number of cities around the world, the massive demonstrations taking to the streets for Palestine have faced police repression, brutality, criminalization and attempts to suppress the growing movement for Palestinian liberation. In particular, Palestinian and Arab youth have been targeted in many of these incidents, from New York to Berlin to Copenhagen. In response to the attacks on Palestine demonstrations, the NY4Palestine coalition — of which Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is a member — launched the Palestine Freedom Fund, with the call: "Our Palestinian communities are under…

A Guest Author (2021-05-28). Cops and colonizers out of LGBTQ+ Pride! Statement of LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party. workers.org As we head into Pride month 2021 — after more than a year of being locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic — we are still plagued by twin epidemics of rampant racist police terror against the Black and Brown communities and U.S.-armed Israeli bombings and murder of Palestinian people . . . |

WillOfMany (2021-05-28). BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe. indybay.org The world changed not only because of COVID-19 pandemic beyond 2020. Political and economic crisis has led to growing of various protest movements. The widest and most active emerged in the USA. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained the largest extent. It demands from the American government not even reforms but revolutionary changes in the national social political course concerning people of color.

Anya Parampil (2021-05-28). Gaza Resistance: Beginning of the End for Apartheid Israel? orinocotribune.com By Anya Parampil — May 27, 2021 | Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beirut-based journalist Laith Marouf about what Israel's latest war on Gaza means for Palestinian resistance. | Marouf analyzes the new military capacity demonstrated by Hamas during the war and examines how the region might respond to Israeli aggression in the future. He also provides context on the political failures of the Pal…

Joris Leverink (2021-05-28). We keep us safe: the transformative justice movement. roarmag.org Protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally near Washington D.C., US — June 6, 2020. Photo: Johnny Silvercloud / Shutterstock.com | This essay was produced in collaboration with the In the early days of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, the sight of Minneapolis' Third Precinct police station in flames was something many had never before imagined.

Al Neal (2021-05-28). This Memorial Day also remember the African Americans murdered by police. peoplesworld.org Michael Brown's lifeless body lay uncovered on hot asphalt, his blood pooling beneath him for hours on that fateful summer day in 2014. Brown died at the hands of a white Ferguson, Mo. police officer following a questionable altercation. The officer was not wearing a body camera, and no one captured cell phone video of …

Staff (2021-05-28). What corporate media got wrong about this brutal arrest caught on bodycam. therealnews.com The differences between how PAR and local media covered the arrest and tasering of a cab driver in Toledo, Ohio, are striking. We explore this discrepancy as an example of the ways mainstream media propagates official law enforcement narratives and runs cover for police overreach.

Sean Callebs (2021-05-28). The Heat: George Floyd and calls for U.S. police reform. america.cgtn.com The family of George Floyd urges U.S. lawmakers to pass police reform legislation, in memory of their loved one killed at the hands of a Minnesota police officer.

Eds. (2021-05-28). How 'Justice for George Floyd!' shook the ruling class to the core. mronline.org On May 25, 2020, 44-year-old white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on 46-year-old unarmed Black man George Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, sadistically murdering him. | May 28, 2021…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-05-28). Suspected police hand in death of youth in Swaziland sparks mass protests. peoplesdispatch.org The alleged role of the police in the death of Thabani Nkomonye has led to huge protests. Security forces attacked his memorial service and arrested student protesters, including Bafanabakhe Sacolo, secretary general of the Swaziland National Union of Students…

teleSUR Desk (2021-05-28). Report: U.S. police have killed 1068 people since Floyd's death. mronline.org U.S. police officers have killed at least 1068 people since the killing of African-American George Floyd by physical force by an officer a year ago, a report by a police watchdog group indicates. | May 28, 2021…

Norman Solomon (2021-05-28). Biden's Eloquence About George Floyd Is Likely to Soon Ring Hollow. indybay.org Black Lives Matter can't just be a slogan…

teleSUR (2021-05-28). Accomplices of Former Minister Murillo Arrested in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net The coordinator of the Departmental Public Prosecutor's Office of La Paz, Sergio Bustillos, in a press conference issued from the Departmental Public Department, announced this Friday that three people were arrested after being linked to the illicit acts committed by the former deputy minister Arturo Murillo, who was involved in a coup d'état. | RELATED: | "At the moment, we have four people who are being investigated, tw…

Labor Video Project (2021-05-28). George Floyd's Death, The Working Class & Capitalism With IBT808 Pres Chris Silvera. indybay.org Chris Silvera, the president of IBT Local 808 talks about racism and the continuing murders one year after the death of George Floyd. He also discusses the failure of the national unions to stand up to the racists, sexist and xenophobic attacks of former president Trump.

Berkeley Copwatch (2021-05-28). Wednesday 5/26: Care Not Cops coalition/network. indybay.org 2180 Milvia St, Berkeley CA 94704…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-28). Bolivia's former government minister Arturo Murillo arrested in the US. peoplesdispatch.org The former government minister and his chief of staff are accused of receiving bribes from a US company in exchange for a multi-million USD contract with the Bolivian government and using the US financial system to launder those funds. Both are fugitives from Bolivian justice in the same case, among others…

WSWS (2021-05-28). Fourteen killed in cable car crash in Italy. wsws.org Three people have been arrested under suspicion of causing a cable car to crash in the northern Italian mountainside resort town of Stresa, killing 14 people, including two children.

Andrew Emett (2021-05-28). 3 Tacoma cops charged with killing innocent man. nationofchange.org Pierce County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Clark determined Ellis's death to be a homicide caused by hypoxia due to physical restraint.

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