Daily Archives: June 5, 2021

2021-06-05: News Headlines

Joris Leverink (2021-06-05). What exactly is the "system" that we are fighting? roarmag.org Riot cops at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., United States. This article is adapted from Eric Laursen's new book, "The system" is back. And it is high time we talk about it again. | Fifty years ago, in the days of the Vietnam War, the counterculture and widespread questioning of government, a lot of prominent writers, not to mention day-to-day activists, used this bit of sh…

Answer Coalition (2021-06-05). Block The Boat Picket Stops Israeli Apartheid Profiteer Ship from Unloading in Port of Oakland. answercoalition.org &nbsp…

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…

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…

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…

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;

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

The Socialist Program (2021-06-04). Israeli Apartheid Politics Takes a Bizarre Turn. liberationnews.org This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Will Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be replaced by an even more fanatical racist? A last-minute coalition …

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 . . . |

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.

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-06-04). From Ayotzinapa to Mactumactzá, Mexican students continue to fight for access to education. peoplesdispatch.org The parents, students, teachers and teachers' unions are calling for unconditional release of all the students who were arrested while protesting for a more fair entrance exam while teachers are demanding the reinstallation of dialogue between the CNTE and the national government…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-04). On Police Abolition: Decolonization Is the Only Way. libya360.wordpress.com Cameron Crowder Introduction The United States is a project of both anti-Blackness and racial-colonial power. From the founding of this white supremacist settler-colonial state, Black people have endured 250 years of slavery, ninety years of Jim Crow, sixty years of "separate but equal" legal doctrine, and thirty-five years of explicitly anti-Black housing laws among other…

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