Daily Archives: June 2, 2021

2021-06-02: News Headlines

Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party (2021-06-02). Sunday 6/20: Online Discussion—LGBTQIA+ Pride: No Place for Cops. indybay.org Via Zoom…

Morgan Artyukhina (2021-06-02). 'Not Another Nickel!' Thousands march in Washington, D.C. against U.S. support for apartheid Israel. liberationnews.org The protest came just days after a ceasefire ended Israel's inhumane bombardment of Gaza, which has killed more than 200 people, 65 of whom were children.

Delmarie Cobb (2021-06-02). Skin Privilege: Why Rahm Emanuel Keeps Getting Hired. counterpunch.org Black people witness "skin privilege" everyday. It's so matter of fact that it hardly gets a second notice unless Black people sound the alarm. We watch people harm us and land on their feet as if nothing ever happened. Yet, we seldom get the benefit of the doubt. In fact, we're punished—even fatally—for the smallest infractions: allegedly

Editorial Team (2021-06-01). 215 indigenous children found dead at Canadian indigenous assimilation site. challenge-magazine.org Canadian colonialism in all of its brutality often goes undiscussed in conversations regarding North America due to the fixation upon its neighbour, the United States. The truth is though that Canada's friendly and innocent image that has been pushed into the international media has been built upon the genocide of their native population.

Staff (2021-06-01). Robin Kelley: Business Interests Fomented Tulsa Massacre as Pretext to Take Land. truthout.org There is so much grieving that Black people have yet to do. The grammar of our suffering from anti-Black racism has yet to be fully created. | As we currently deal with the pervasiveness of Black suffering, mourning and grief related to anti-Black racism, there has been a great deal of media coverage acknowledging that this year marks 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre, where roughly 300 people — predominantly Black people — were killed; Black churches, schools and busines…

Dennis Broe (2021-06-01). Varieties of working-class women: 'Wanted,' 'Bitter Daisies' and 'Mare of Easttown'. peoplesworld.org In large parts of the world, anywhere between 50 and 70% of women are now actively engaged in the workplace. Most earn less than men, and many perform the essential service and caring jobs that keep their societies running. This is, of course, not even to count the nearly 100% of women whose domestic labor …

Andrew Bankson (2021-06-01). Struggle against cops & prisons shake up Pittsburgh politics. liberationnews.org In Pittsburgh, the movement for Black lives has continued to upend the local political establishment. Bill Peduto, who had appeared to be coasting to a third term as Mayor of Pittsburgh, had struggled to respond to the movement, according to activists and members of the community. In a surprise victory for progressive challenger Ed Gainey, …

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…

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…

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.

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.

Paige Fernandez (2021-06-01). Protect People, Not Police Lobbyists. aclu.org On March 13, 2020, Louisville police officers killed Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, during a botched no-knock raid on her apartment. Her death was one of the thousands of police killings that drove the largest protests in American history that spring and summer over policing and racism in the United States. But as demonstrators continued to march in Louisville's streets, the local Fraternal Order of Police entered into secret negotiations with the city on their next contract, and used that opportunity to lobby for extraordinary protections for officers that would block any meaningful changes to how Lo…

Fight Back (2021-06-01). Mike Siviwe Elliott — Fighter for Black liberation and the working class. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR). | The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, with heavy hearts, celebrates the fighting life and spirit of Mike Siviwe Elliott, who succumbed to kidney failure last Tuesday, May 25, 2021. His spirit lives on in all of us who continue his struggle for the liberation of Black people and the end of the capitalist system that enslaved and branded them through the lie of white supremacy. Mike's adopted middle name, "Siviwe," is a Xhosa word conveying hope, unity,…

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.

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