Daily Archives: June 1, 2021

2021-06-01: News Headlines

Margaret Kimberley (2021-06-01). Freedom Rider: Biden breaks his promises. mronline.org Black people have nothing to show for a Biden presidency despite turning out in droves to put him in office. | June 1, 2021 | Newswire…

Jyotsna Singh (2021-06-01). Vaccine apartheid in Palestine: Israel's silent war. greenleft.org.au In violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, reports Jyotsna Singh.

Pip Hinman (2021-06-01). Reporting on apartheid Israel. greenleft.org.au Just as Israel is being forced to pull back from its latest bombardment of Gaza, ABC management has been instructing its reporters in the art of misreporting, writes Pip Hinman.

Staff (2021-06-01). June 6 — From Oakland To NYC: #BlockTheBoat International Week of Action. samidoun.net Join #BlockTheBoatNYC as we stand with workers and community organizers of #BlocktheBoatOakland, California who have blocked cargo ships operated by ZIM — apartheid Israel's largest and oldest shipping company — from docking for over 11 days. Here in the NYC-NJ area, the ZIM Tarragona is scheduled to dock in the Port of New York and New Jersey on Sunday, June 6th. This week, as part of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center's International Week of Action to #BlockTheBoat, we are going to send a clear message: Israeli apartheid is NOT welcome in New York and New Jersey ports! The specific time and locat…

1st Anniversary of George Floyd (2021-06-01). Flowers and Candles Form Tribute to Black Lives Murdered. indybay.org Photos from a vigil held in Mill Valley on May 25th.

Staff (2021-05-31). Richard Wright's Novel About Racist Police Violence Was Rejected in 1941; It Has Just Been Published. democracynow.org Nearly 80 years ago, Richard Wright became one of the most famous Black writers in the United States with the publication of "Native Son." The novel's searing critique of systemic racism made it a best-seller and inspired a generation of Black writers. In 1941, Wright wrote a new novel titled "The Man Who Lived Underground," but publishers refused to release it, in part because the book was filled with graphic descriptions of police brutality by white officers against a Black man. His manuscript was largely forgotten until his daughter Julia Wright unearthed it at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Ya…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). President Maduro Raises Alarm Over Bloodshed In Colombia. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday urged international organizations to speak out against the bloodshed being suffered by the Colombian people due to police brutality. | RELATED: | "Colombia is being massacred by the security forces of President Ivan Duque, who has not realized that he is the main responsible for the crisis that his country is facing," he pointed out. | Maduro also questioned the United Nations (UN) H…

Laura Flanders (2021-05-31). Remembering the Black Roots of Memorial Day and the Revolutionary Holiday That Might Have Been. counterpunch.org Different stories told differently matter. Consider Memorial Day and the holiday that could have been if white media hadn't erased Black history. In May 1865, a week before President Abraham Lincoln declared the end of the Civil War, freed Blacks in Charleston, SC were already celebrating the defeat of the Confederacy. On May 1, the

Joris Leverink (2021-05-31). The Laura Flanders Show: BIPOC Journalists On Covering COVID and Racism. roarmag.org BIPOC journalists reflect on what it is to be veterans of two of the most devastating wars in recent history: the coronavirus pandemic and the centuries-long war on Black bodies through systemic racism and police brutality. | In this media roundtable — a collaboration between The Laura Flanders Show and URL Media — we take a different approach to Memorial Day. One that centers the work of BIPOC journalists from the front lines. How are they responding to the needs of their communities, and where do we go from here? | Music in the Middle features "Prosper" by Inez Barlatier feat. St. James Valsin and p…

_____ (2021-05-31). The Healing Web Of Solidarity. popularresistance.org As most of us sat at home during the past year, seeking safety from the pandemic and isolated from each other, we had little to protect us from the onslaught of historic national traumas and anxieties. We watched in horror as over half a million Americans died, millions lost their livelihoods while others had to face the virus at work, an unarmed Black man was slowly murdered by a policeman on camera, and our President encouraged a white rightwing insurrection. All of this is superimposed on the global existential crisis of climate change and the economic abandonment of many places across the country. If years ca…

Staff (2021-05-31). June 7-9 — BLOCK THE BOAT Vancouver: End Israeli Apartheid — Defend Palestine! samidoun.net June 7-9 2021 — EXACT DATE AND TIME TBA Port Of Vancouver and/or Deltaport Vancouver, BC, Occupied Coast Salish Territories TEXT YOUR NAME to: +1-833-590-1987 for updates and action alerts Join the Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1169263640162975 BLOCK THE BOAT FOR PALESTINE! ** Get updates and news. Text your name to +1-833-590-1987 ** DATE TIME AND SPECIFIC PORT TBA For the past 10 days, the threat of the #BlockTheBoat protest organized in the Bay Area has kept a cargo ship operated by ZIM — apartheid Israel's largest and oldest shipping company — from docking at the Port of Oak…

Andrew Freeman (2021-05-31). 'Rural people against racism' march in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. liberationnews.org On May 29, local activists in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, (population 11,739) and the greater Skagit County area held a march against racism marking the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. Marchers gathered at Hammer Heritage Square in downtown Sedro-Woolley for sign-waving followed by a march of about 75 people through the business district …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In Iraq On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 27, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Samawah area | On May 30, four soldiers were wounded by an ISIS attack west of Tuz Khurmato | On May 31, security forces discovered five Grad rockets in Altun Kupri aimed at the Kurdistan Region | On May 26, Qasem Muslih, commander of PMU operation in Anbar province was arrested by the Iraqi special forces under the command of Abu Raghif, Iraqi Deputy Interior Minister for Intelligence…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In CAR On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 28, 3R rebels reportedly attacked a gendarmerie brigade in Bozoum and freed all the detainees held there. | On May 26, Amigo Zibo, a former anti-Balaka Christian militia leader has been arrested by the Central African Republic authorities in Bangui city. | On May 26, three CPC rebels were killed in a fierce gun fight between CPC members and the Russian military contractors in Bongou village. | On May 29, three Russian nationals and two local policemen were killed…

_____ (2021-05-31). 'Rural People Against Racism' March In Washington. popularresistance.org On May 29, local activists in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, (population 11,739) and the greater Skagit County area held a march against racism marking the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. Marchers gathered at Hammer Heritage Square in downtown Sedro-Woolley for sign-waving followed by a march of about 75 people through the business district starting at noon.

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-05-31). 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!

WSWS (2021-05-31). Alabama man who had hand amputated after being cuffed too tightly sues Jefferson County sheriff's deputy for excessive force. wsws.org Giovanni Loyola visited the hospital over the 10 months after his arrest last year to address restrictive blood flow and chronic pain. Complications in blood circulation ultimately resulted in the amputation of his left hand. His experience is just one of many police assaults on workers in Alabama in the recent period.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-31). ECOWAS suspends Mali's membership after military coup. peoplesdispatch.org The Economic Community of the West African States took action against Mali following the coup last week when president Bah Ndaw and prime minister Moctar Ouane were arrested and forced to resign…

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