Daily Archives: December 17, 2021

2021-12-17: News Headlines

Ana Maria Garcia Horta (2021-12-17). Black Lives Matter: The Power Of Activism & Citizen Journalism. telesurenglish.net The year 2021 is drawing to a close, leaving untouched American structural racism, a legacy of the slave age that capitalism preserves to ensure the reproduction of social inequalities, which have been exacerbated by a pandemic that continues to hit workers in various ways. | RELATED: | In Minnesota, for example, the rate of coronavirus infection in citizens of African descent has remained between 25 and 30 percent…

WSWS (2021-12-17). Derek Chauvin admits to killing George Floyd in plea deal on federal civil rights charges. wsws.org The former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck and killed him on May 25, 2020, pleaded guilty to federal civil rights charges in order to avoid a likely life sentence.

The Canary (2021-12-16). Toppling of slave trader's statue was 'act of love', protester tells court. thecanary.co A protester who helped to rip down the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol city centre has described it as "an act of love". The bronze memorial to the 17th century merchant was pulled down on June 7 last year during a Black Lives Matter protest, and was later dumped in the harbour. | Rhian Graham, 30, Milo Ponsford, 26, Sage Willoughby, 22, and Jake Skuse, 33, are on trial at Bristol Crown Court accused of criminal damage. Graham, Ponsford and Willoughby are accused of helping pull down the monument, while Skuse allegedly orchestrated it being rolled to the water and thrown in. | Constant cam…

Andrew Emett (2021-12-16). Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to violating civil rights of George Floyd and 14-year-old boy. nationofchange.org "This is important and historic. His admissions mark another important moment of accountability and another step on the road to justice."

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