Daily Archives: June 4, 2021

2021-06-04: News Headlines

Henry Giroux (2021-06-04). America's Nazi Problem and the End of Policing. counterpunch.org The Black Lives Matter movement has made clear that America is reproducing alarming echoes of the past. It has exposed the mobilizing passions and ideological discourses of fascism evident in Trumpland. At a different time in history, Cedric Robinson identified this American form of fascist politics as racial capitalism. [3] According to Robinson, America had its own home-grown version of fascism, which did not simply emulate the fascist European movements of the 1920s but reached back to the era of Jim Crow and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the United States.[4] Fascism was no longer viewed as simply an import…

Sam Klug (2021-06-04). 'We Know Occupation'. zcomm.org Why the Black Lives Matter movement might help shift the conversation about a conflict thousands of miles away…

Staff (2021-06-04). UK's First Black Studies Professor Calls on African Diaspora to Unite. truthout.org As Black Lives Matter continues to flourish in the United States and beyond, many activists within the movement are calling for renewed internationalism and collaboration among people across the African Diaspora. In this exclusive interview, author, activist and Black radical scholar Kehinde Andrews issues the call: "We need to get back aligned with the revolutionary version of Pan-Africanism." | Andrews is founder of the Harambee Organization of Black Unity and professor of Black Studies at Birmingh…

Paul Farmer (2021-06-04). Finding Ourselves at Peehee Mu'huh: An Interview with Daranda Hinkey. counterpunch.org Daranda Hinkey on Protecting Ancestral Homeland at Thacker Pass On January 15th, 2021 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued permits to Lithium Americas Corporation for an open-pit lithium mine that would destroy over 17,000 acres of Paiute-Shoshone ancestral homeland at Thacker Pass, Nevada. This mine would pollute groundwater with uranium, arsenic, and heavy metals;

Paul Feather (2021-06-04). Finding Ourselves at Peehee Mu'huh: An Interview with Daranda Hinkey. counterpunch.org Daranda Hinkey on Protecting Ancestral Homeland at Thacker Pass On January 15th, 2021 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued permits to Lithium Americas Corporation for an open-pit lithium mine that would destroy over 17,000 acres of Paiute-Shoshone ancestral homeland at Thacker Pass, Nevada. This mine would pollute groundwater with uranium, arsenic, and heavy metals;

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-04). Another police murder protested — 'We're here for Vincent'. workers.org East Cleveland, Ohio A cross section of Cleveland area community activists turned out May 31 to express solidarity with the family of 18-year-old Vincent Belmonte, killed Jan. 5 by East Cleveland cops. Police stopped him while he was driving his partner to work, chased him and shot him in the . . . |

Staff (2021-06-04). Battleground Baltimore: What does George Floyd mean to Baltimore? therealnews.com In this week's roundup of Baltimore news, we gutcheck Baltimore leaders' responses to police brutality one year after a nationwide uprising against police violence.

Jim McMahan (2021-06-04). Killer cops arrested after protests. workers.org Seattle After more than a year of protests, on May 27 Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced felony charges against three Tacoma cops for the brutal murder of Black resident Manuel Ellis. Tacoma, Wash., July 10, 2020. The cops — Mathew Collins, Christopher Burbank and Timothy Rankine — were . . . |

Staff (2021-06-04). Cops told him the First Amendment doesn't apply, then they arrested him to prove it. therealnews.com The arrest of a cop watcher by Texas police raises serious questions about the rights of citizen journalists and the state of the First Amendment.

G. Dunkel (2021-06-04). French unions respond to housing crisis. workers.org In France, activists hold a banner saying "A roof is a right" According to the French housing alliance Right to Housing (DAL—Droit au Logement), cops are prepared to evict 30,000 families starting June 1. Some 130,000 families have been notified that they need to leave their homes immediately, while tens . . . |

Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party (2021-06-04). Sunday 6/20: Online Discussion—LGBTQIA+ Pride: No Place for Cops. indybay.org Via Zoom…

WSWS (2021-06-04). What capitalism has wrought—India's tsunami of infections and death, and pandemic of hunger and joblessness. wsws.org India's purported capitalist "rise"—so celebrated in the media in the west—has produced a malignant society that embodies and exemplifies the dysfunction, brutality and criminality of 21st century capitalism.

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Colombia: Police Brutality Left 30 People Injured In Pereira. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD) on Wednesday night used stun guns and tear gas canisters to halt a peaceful protest in Pereira city, where they left at least 30 people injured. | RELATED: | Videos posted on social networks show hundreds of people fleeing from the agents amid tear gas smoke and gunfires. The ESMAD attacked protesters to clear the Ciudad Victoria civic square, the main point of resistance in Pereira. | "Our city li…

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Human Rights Mission Condemns State Terrorism In Colombia. telesurenglish.net Colombia's International Human Rights Verification Mission on Thursday ordered an investigation into President Ivan Duque's administration for "torturing, disappearing, raping, and murdering Colombian citizens during the social outbreak." | RELATED: | "The government is encouraging police brutality, which has limited the right of the people to protest peacefully and to take part in the country's political decisions," the Mission c…

Andrew Bankson (2021-06-03). Struggle against cops & prisons shake up Pittsburgh politics. zcomm.org In Pittsburgh, the movement for Black lives has continued to upend the local political establishment…

Julie Hollar (2021-06-03). Why do White Republicans oppose Black Lives Matter? mronline.org Look what they're watching. | June 3, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-06-03). The Second Amendment Was Created to Arm White People to Control Black People. truthout.org Do African Americans have Second Amendment rights? That's the question Emory University professor Carol Anderson set out to answer in her new book, The Second, which looks at the constitutional right to bear arms and its uneven application throughout U.S. history. She says she was prompted to write the book after the 2016 police killing of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop after he told the officer he had a legal firearm. Anderson says the Second Amendment was alway…

Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party (2021-06-03). Sunday 6/20: Online Discussion—LGBTQIA+ Pride: No Place for Cops. indybay.org Via Zoom…

_____ (2021-06-03). Mass Incarceration Has Worsened The COVID-19 Pandemic. popularresistance.org A massive pandemic risk factor has been hiding in plain sight across the United States, growing exponentially in scale over the last four decades with the support of trillions of dollars spent by federal, state, and local governments. But, inexplicably, the current national policy conversation about rebuilding public health, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity has entirely ignored it.

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Mexican Students Who Protested Online Exams Released. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, a judge in the Mexican State of Chiapas ordered the release of 19 people who were part of the protests staged by students from the Mactumactza teacher training college last month. | RELATED: | On May 18, hundreds of students took to the streets in Chiapas to demand on-site entrance exams since a large number of them do not have Internet access. As a result of the riots, 95 people were arrested. | The stud…

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Nicaragua: Opposition Leader Linked To Money Laundering Scandal. telesurenglish.net Nicaragua's Interior Ministry on Wednesday ordered house arrest against opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro for her involvement in a money-laundering scandal. | RELATED: | The presidential pre-candidate was arrested one day after authorities accused her of abusive management and ideological falsehood for her role in the ONG named after her mother and Nicaragua's former president Violeta Barrios de Chamorro. | After months of investigation, the Interio…

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