Daily Archives: June 10, 2020

2020-06-10: News Headlines

Margaret Kimberley (2020-06-10). Rebellion, Confusion and Kente Cloth: The Establishment Can't Handle Black Lives Matter. mintpressnews.com Suddenly, workers are publicly criticizing their bosses. Politicians are backpedaling and newspapers face revolts when they are caught spreading propaganda. In Europe and the United States monuments to genocidaires are defaced and pulled down.

Staff (2020-06-10). LA County Closing Three Juvenile Prisons, Perhaps Setting a Precedent. therealnews.com Kim McGill talks about the impact of closing three youth prisons in California, the history of mass incarceration in LA County, and the vision for what will happen next.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-10). Voter suppression in Georgia portends catastrophe for November. peoplesworld.org ATLANTA—The big story in the political party primaries on June 9 wasn't who won or lost, but voter suppression in Georgia — and what that could mean for November's balloting. That Georgia mess — a toxic brew of few voting machines, especially in African-American areas, breakdowns of a new voting system and lack of trained …

A Guest Author (2020-06-10). Prisoner Solidarity Committee of WWP: Ôªø'NYPD's racist brutality a death sentence for protesters'. workers.org New York city cops prepare to brutally attack and arrest protestors. DE BLASIO: RELEASE ALL PROTESTERS FROM JAIL NOW! A statement of the Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party June 10 — Since this statement/petition was drafted, those arrested in the New York City George Floyd protests have been . . . |

Matt Cagle (2020-06-10). Microsoft Says it Supports Racial Justice. Will it Refuse to Power Discriminatory Police Surveillance? aclu.org As major tech companies rush to claim solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, they're being rightfully called out for the ways their products and workplace conditions actively undermine the rights and safety of Black people. IBM has listened and

Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Aisha Nyandoro, Anne Price (2020-06-10). If Black Lives Matter, the 'Welfare Queen' Myth Must Go. thenation.com Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Aisha Nyandoro, Anne Price If Black Lives Matter, the 'Welfare Queen' Myth Must Go…

Peter Crowley (2020-06-10). 2014-16 vs Today: What Made the Mass BLM Protests Today So Much Larger than Five Years Ago? counterpunch.org As protests continue to mount over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, what has turned the Black Lives Matter protests of 2014-2016 into mass protests today? Has the zeitgeist shift so much in the past five years? Did people truly started to realize that the police have unchecked power

Laura Flanders (2020-06-10). Paradigms Take Years to Shift. zcomm.org Defund Police. Invest in Black Lives. What just weeks ago was a slogan is fast becoming law…

Johanna Ross (2020-06-10). Rewriting History: The Problem with Toppling Our Monuments. globalresearch.ca On Sunday a statue to the 19th century English merchant Edward Colston was seized from its pedestal and violently hurled into Bristol harbour by a group of protestors demonstrating as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. The incident has …

Elie Mystal (2020-06-10). The Bravery of Marching for Black Lives in the Middle of a Pandemic. thenation.com The Bravery of Marching for Black Lives in the Middle of a Pandemic…

Kurt Nimmo (2020-06-10). Two Million Arab Lives Don't Matter. globalresearch.ca The hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter movement is astounding. BLM and its followers shout down those who insist all lives matter, regardless of race. In the BLM universe, skin pigmentation is the determinate, as it is for all racists….

William Hawes (2020-06-10). Abolish the Police, Abolish the Military, Abolish ICE: Dismantle Systems of Oppression. globalresearch.ca In this crucial moment, all of us who desire change should begin to think very carefully about a unified message and a coherent, organizing principle in the fight against endemic racism and police brutality in this country. I believe the …

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Dictionary Merriam-Webster to Edit 'Racism' Entry Upon Request. telesurenglish.net U.S. dictionary Merriam-Webster will update its definition of the term racism after a young Black woman from Missouri contacted the editorial team saying the current definition does not reflect the oppression of black people as it should, media have reported. | RELATED: | Kennedy Mitchum, 22, a recent graduate of Drake University in Iowa, emailed the dictionary last month, following the killing of black U.S. citizen G…

Alan MacLeod (2020-06-09). Fake taxis among the latest tools in the NYPD's rights-busting crackdown on protesters. mronline.org The NYPD is famous for violating civil rights so it comes as no surprise that protests over the police brutality in the city have elicited a violent crackdown from the city's finest.

LaLa B Holston-Zannell (2020-06-10). Sex Work is Real Work, and it's Time to Treat it That Way. aclu.org Sex workers aren't always a part of the conversation about police brutality, but they should be. Police regularly target, harass, and assault sex workers or

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2020-06-10). Black Lives Matter solidarity: No Pride without justice! workers.org Fifty-one years ago cops assaulted and arrested LGBTQ2+ people — mostly Black and Latinx people — at the Stonewall Bar in New York City. That police raid and resulting queer resistance sparked three days of rebellion and ignited the modern LGBTQ2+ movement in the U.S. and around the world. Leading . . . |

Staff (2020-06-10). "Out of Options in Terms of Reform": Khalil Gibran Muhammad on the Racist History of Police in U.S. democracynow.org Protests in defense of Black lives and calls to defund the police continue across the U.S., from Los Angeles to Minneapolis and New York. We speak with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, about the significance of this moment and the history of policing in the U.S. "We haven't seen a moment like this in at least half a century," Muhammad says. "It's hard to know for sure where we're going to go from this moment, but it's clear that when we look at the history of po…

California Nurses United (2020-06-10). Saturday 6/13: UCSF Nurses Say – Black Lives Matter! indybay.org UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, 1825 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158 (in front of the Adult Hospital Entrance)…

Sit.Walk.Listen. and SF Sanghas (2020-06-10). Sunday 6/14: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Civic Center Plaza (McAllister & Polk)…

Eli Frances (2020-06-10). Wednesday 6/10: Filipinos For Black Lives. indybay.org Meeting at Grand Oriente Filipino Hotel in SOMA and marching all the way to I-Hotel in Kearny. San Francisco…

R. Robertson (2020-06-10). Tsuru for Solidarity Vigil: Black Lives Matter/Free Families Detained by ICE. indybay.org Tsuru for Solidarity, a community of Japanese Americans, supports the Black Lives Matter movement and calls for the release of families detained by ICE. On June 7, at Orange Park in South San Francisco, they offered prayers and performed bon odori dance for all the lives lost to state violence. As part of their sojourn, some laid paper cranes in the memorial garden at the former site of the Tanforan Assembly Center where 7,800 were imprisoned in 1942 for just one "crime"–their Japanese ancestry.

Lynda Carson (2020-06-10). Reparations to African Americans should be payed by Wall Street. indybay.org African Americans are used as prison labor a.k.a. slave labor in prisons.

Staff (2020-06-10). Khalil Gibran Muhammad Discusses the Significance of Calls to Defund the Police. truthout.org Protests in defense of Black lives and calls to defund the police continue across the U.S., from Los Angeles to Minneapolis and New York. We speak with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, about the significance of this moment and the history of policing in the U.S. "We haven't seen a moment like this in at least half a century," Muhammad says.

Staff (2020-06-10). We Won't Win the Climate Fight Without Youth Leadership. truthout.org Jamie Margolin, 18, youth climate lawsuit litigant and founder of youth-led climate activist group By noon on a typical day in school, as Margolin chronicles in her guide for youth activists,

Staff (2020-06-10). Georgia Election Condemned as Result of Deliberate GOP Voter Suppression. truthout.org Photos of would-be Georgia voters standing — and, in some cases, sitting — in long lines The myriad issues that plagued…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Be ashamed of crying wolf over detention of an Iranian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — In a tweet on Wednesday, Iran's Ambassador to UK Hamid Baeidinjad lashed out at United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson for his latest remarks urging the release of the detained Iranian citizen Morad Tahbaz by the Islamic Republic.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). VIDEO: Guards end prison riot in Sydney. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Riots at Sydney's Long Bay prison in Australia ended with the intervention of armed guards on June 9.

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Ecuador: Two Inmates Die in Lacatunga's Prison Riot. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's National Service for the Comprehensive Care of Adults Deprived of their Liberty and Adolescent Offenders (SNAI) Thursday reported two convicts died after an inmate riot in North Central Sierra Regional prison, located in Lacatunga, in Cotopaxi province. | RELATED: | "The two dead are Walter M., who was serving a sentence for the crime of rape, and Kelvin V., who was sentenced for the crime of murder," SNAI informe…

_____ (2020-06-10). The Police Have Been Spying On Black Reporters And Activists for Years. popularresistance.org On Aug. 20, 2018, the first day of a federal police surveillance trial, I discovered that the Memphis Police Department was spying on me. | The ACLU of Tennessee had sued the MPD, alleging that the department was in violation of a 1978 consent decree barring surveillance of residents for political purposes. One of the first witnesses called to the stand: Sgt. Timothy Reynolds, who is white. To get intel on activists and organizers, including those in the Black Lives Matter movement, he'd posed on Facebook as a "man of color," befriending people and trying to infiltrate closed circles.

_____ (2020-06-10). Over A Thousand Cyclists Take Over City Streets On Solidarity Protest Ride. popularresistance.org Over a thousand cyclists biked their way from Brooklyn to Manhattan as part of a Black Lives Matter solidarity ride Monday evening. The ride started at Grand Army Plaza just before 6: 30 p.m., and made its way to Atlantic Avenue and then Bedford Avenue; the riders then crossed over on the roadway of the Williamsburg Bridge, snaked through lower Manhattan, and started biking up the West Side Highway. Along the way, there was lots of cheering and seemingly supportive honking—and probably some not-so-supportive honking from drivers who had to wait for the cyclists to pass them. | A large group of the cyclists l…

Ajit Singh (2020-06-09). Hong Kong's 'pro-democracy' movement allies with far-right US politicians that seek to crush Black Lives Matter. thegrayzone.com As a Hong Kong protest leader promotes far-right condemnations of US anti-racism demonstrations and activists shut down a Black Lives…

Alan MacLeod (2020-06-09). From Superpredators to Black Lives Matter: Hillary Clinton's Opportunistic Career Arc. thealtworld.com An honest reckoning of Clinton's past unearths a myriad of troubling incidents and positions that are difficult to square with her newfound radical antiracist stance. | MPN— After the

Staff (2020-06-09). Headlines for June 9, 2020. democracynow.org Thousands Pay Their Respects in Houston as George Floyd Is Remembered by His Family, Chauvin Appears in Court, Bail Set at Over $1 Million, Video Shows Texas Police Killing Black Man After Minor Traffic Violation as He Pleads "I Can't Breathe", New Mexico Officer Charged with Killing Man in Neck Restraint During Traffic Stop, Democrats Unveil Police Reform Legislation, Take Knee to Remember George Floyd, Ramsey Orta, Who Filmed Police Killing Eric Garner, Released from Prison, Peaceful Protesters Injured and Killed Around the Country by Cars Ramming into Crowds, Protesters Establish Autonomous Zone Around Seattle…

Dale Ho (2020-06-09). We're Working to Safeguard Our Democracy and Our Health. aclu.org No one should have to choose between their health and their vote, but during the Wisconsin primary, an estimated

Al Neal (2020-06-09). Sports round-up: Players advance Black Lives Matter message. peoplesworld.org The organic, non-violent uprisings nationwide following the murder of George Floyd by a former Minneapolis police officer—coupled with Trump's divisive, inherently racist response to the atrocity and his use of military force against American citizens—have forced the nation to look inwards and firmly draw a line in the sand of what is and isn't acceptable within our democracy …

National Lawyers Guild (2020-06-09). Police targeting NLG legal observers at Black Lives Matter protests. mronline.org Since protests have spread to all 50 states in response to the police murders of George Floyd and countless other Black people, law enforcement has responded with a violent show of force against protestors as well as journalists, street medics, and legal support.

Liberation staff (2020-06-09). Brooklyn man maced to death in jail fuels mass outrage. liberationnews.org Every day thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in New York City to demand justice for George Floyd.

Jason Cohen (2020-06-09). One step closer to freedom for Ana Belen Montes. workers.org For close to 20 years Ana Belen Montes, a Puerto Rican woman, has been held hostage in a federal prison located in Fort Worth, Texas. Due to the hard work of dedicated activists an international movement in solidarity with Montes has forced the federal government to grant her early release . . . |

RT (2020-06-09). 'Times have changed': BBC iPlayer and Britbox follow Netflix to REMOVE hit show 'Little Britain' over BLACKFACE controversy. rt.com All UK streaming platforms have removed the sketch comedy series 'Little Britain' following concerns over the characters' use of blackface amid ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across the world. | Netflix made the move on Friday, but BBC iPlayer and Britbox — a collaboration service between the BBC and ITV — quickly followed suit to remove the popular show created by Matt Lucas and David Walliams. | Come Fly With Me, a follow-up show to Little Britain, has also met the same fate. | In a statement, BBC confirmed the move, saying that "times have changed" since Little Britain first aired, so it will…

RT (2020-06-09). NYC mayor pledges RENAMING & painting streets 'Black Lives Matter' in bid to appease George Floyd protesters. rt.com Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City announced he would name a major street in all five boroughs 'Black Lives Matter' and paint the phrase on the pavement just like in Washington, DC, after protesters demanded his resignation. | "A proposal put on the table was to name streets in each borough and to paint the words on the streets of this city. In each borough, at a crucial location," the mayor said at a press conference on Tuesday, adding that it was time the city officially did something "to represent the fundamental power of Black Lives Matter." | What will be clear in the street name and on the streets of…

RT (2020-06-09). Austrian court convicts mystery former colonel of 'spying for Russia' — then sets him free. rt.com A year after the "Ibiza Affair" brought down a government in Vienna, Austria has sentenced an unnamed retired Army colonel to three years in prison on charges of being a spy for Russia. | Peter Egger, a spokesman for the court in Salzburg, confirmed the sentence to reporters on Tuesday, but did not disclose the officer's identity. The colonel was first arrested in 2018, with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz personally alleging that the accused had spied for Russia for at least 25 years, since 1992. Later Egger disclosed that the defendant was actually released on parole, after the 18 months served in pre-trial confin…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-09). Kenyans protest against police brutality and killing of innocent civilians. peoplesdispatch.org Police in Kenya are accused of using excessive force and violence in the name of imposing the lockdown to prevent COVID-19, especially against people in the slums of capital Nairobi. Protesters also expressed solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the US…

Sarah Jaffe (2020-06-09). We Need More Care, Not More Cops. progressive.org Protesters aren't simply chanting "Black Lives Matter"—they're putting it into practice.

Daniel Mercado, Peter Kuper, Charlotte Hildebrand (2020-06-09). Black Lives Matter Protests and Posters. thenation.com Daniel Mercado, Peter Kuper, Charlotte Hildebrand Black Lives Matter Protests and Posters…

The Canary (2020-06-09). Comedian's viral parodies poke fun at 'subtle racism' in British media. thecanary.co A comedian who has gone viral for his parody videos of British news reports says he wants to draw attention to "subtle" racism in the UK media.After this weekend's Black Lives Matter protests, Munya Chawawa created a mock news broadcast poking fun at what he saw as the "quite negative" media response.The video, which has now been viewed 2.5 million times, was shared by actor John Boyega and prompted calls to get Chawawa his own TV show."The final racist icing on the pounded yam was when a brown horse aggressively galloped through the streets at the speed of Dominic 'Vin Diesel' Cummings," he joked."Perhaps it's t…

Name of the Game Is Money (2020-06-09). Budget Time: Transfer Police Budget to Services for the Workingclass. indybay.org On June 7, 2020, around 3 p.m., a march of a few thousand young people was seen on Bay Street, coming from the Marina, turning onto Columbus and filled the entire length of Columbus to Stockton, where it turned for a block to Vallejo, the heart of the working class Chinese immigrant community, where they stood and chanted "Black Lives Matter" outside a police station.

SF Sangha San Francisco Spirtual Friends (2020-06-09). Sunday 6/7: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Civic Center Plaza (NW corner – McAllister and Polk)…

Labor Video Project (2020-06-09). Black Lives Matter! Labor Rally & March In SF. indybay.org Hundreds of Northern California trade unionists marched and rallied in San Francisco Hunters Point Bay View district to protest the murder of George Floyd and many other Black workers and youth. Some community members also spoke out about the murders.

Peter Maiden (2020-06-09). Black Lives Matter March in West Fresno. indybay.org Several hundred marched through West Fresno to protest police killings.

sputniknews (2020-06-09). Cast Member of MTV's 'The Challenge' Fired After Posting Tweets on 'Black Lives Matter' Movement. sputniknews.com Nguyen came under fire from both netizens and her colleagues on "The Challenge", who accused her of using the "Black Lives Matter" as a trend to boost her own popularity, though she later brought in an apology.