2020-06-28: News Headlines

Terry Everton (2020-06-28). How Racism Gets Taught and Misrepresented in Our Schools. dissidentvoice.org The not-so-subtle purpose of compulsory schooling is to ensure a populace subservient to the status quo which primarily serves the ruling class. What we call education is derived from a Prussian model designed to reward individuals based on how well they stay in line and do as they're told through the process of grading. It's …

_____ (2020-06-28). Mathematicians Urge Colleagues To Boycott Police Work In Wake Of Killings. popularresistance.org The tide of reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality that has been sweeping through institutions — including scientific ones — has reached universities' normally reclusive mathematics departments. A group of mathematicians in the United States has written a letter calling for their colleagues to stop collaborating with police because of the widely documented disparities in how US law-enforcement agencies treat people of different races and ethnicities. They concentrate their criticism on predictive policing, a maths-based technique aimed at stopping crime before it occurs. | The letter, dated…

sputniknews (2020-06-28). Joe Biden Election Campaign Discloses Over One Third of Staff People of Colour, Majority Female. sputniknews.com White House hopeful Joe Biden has been evading questions over the diversity of his campaign staff since the Democratic primaries, with the issue now pushed to the forefront amid the continuing protests against racism and police brutality erupting across the country in the wake of the death of black man George Floyd in police custody.

Rima Najjar (2020-06-28). 'Ordinary' Israelis Don't Perceive Themselves as Ordinary People. globalresearch.ca On reading the enduring horrific daily news coming out of Palestine/Israel relating to the ongoing Jewish-state Nakba, I invariably feel a strong desire to discuss what is often the elephant in the room. It's an issue constantly on the minds …

Russell Vandenbroucke (2020-06-28). What Do Americans Know—and Want to Know—about Palestine? zcomm.org We declared independence to achieve freedom from colonial rule; we still cherish ideals like liberty and justice for all. Palestinians yearn for the same…

_____ (2020-06-28). US Killer Cops Mastered 'Fascist Israel's Technique Proudly Used On Palestinians'. popularresistance.org "Thank goodness there's an uprising," Waters told RT's 'Going Underground' on Tuesday, referring to the wave of protests and riots sweeping the US since the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis last month. "It's about time." | The kneeling chokehold that killed Floyd was described by Waters as "an Israeli technique, proudly developed by the IDF in the occupied territories in Palestine." | An Israeli national police spokesman recently denied that his country's police force uses such a measure on suspects, and added that Israeli counterterrorism officers never taught the move to American polic…

IMEMC News (2020-06-28). Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians In Northern Plains Of West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, five Palestinians during protests that erupted in 'Atouf village in the West Bank's Northern Plains after the soldiers prevented dozens of residents from participating in the national conference against the illegal Israeli annexation and apartheid policies. The head of 'Atouf Village Council, Abdullah Bisharat, …

Tony Cartalucci (2020-06-28). US Middle East Wars Far from Over. globalresearch.ca Despite what appears to be a terminal decline of US influence over the Middle East, Washington has no intentions of gracefully abandoning its aspirations of regional hegemony. | Air strikes carried out against Syria by Washington's Israeli proxies, a mysterious explosion …

IMEMC News (2020-06-28). Soldiers Invade Home Of Slain Palestinian In Occupied Jerusalem. imemc.org Dozens of soldiers invaded, on Saturday at night, the home of a young Palestinian man, on the first anniversary of his death by Israeli army fire, in the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Mohammad Samir Obeid, who was only …

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-28). Israeli Troops Injure A number Of Palestinians In Alaghwar Area. imemc.org Israeli troops injured on Sunday morning a number of Palestinian residents in the Alaghwar area of the West Bank. Local Palestinian sources reported that the injuries, caused to the residents, came during Israeli army's crackdown on a local peaceful march in the Atouf neighborhood in the northern Alaghwar area of …

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Israel delays decision to restrict gun possession. yenisafak.com Israel's public security minister has postponed the enforcement of a decision requiring private security guards to check their guns at work.The decision was scheduled to take effect on July 1. Amir Ohana cited the possible outbreak of security disturbances over a planned annexation of parts of the West Bank for delaying the enforcement of the decision, according to the state-run KAN TV channel.Former public security minister Gilad Erdan had earlier decided to ban security guards from taking their guns at home at the end of their shifts. The order came after the killing of a woman by her partner, who worked as an…

sputniknews (2020-06-28). 'Not My Fault I'm White': Ex-Formula 1 Boss Ecclestone Defends 'Black People More Racist' Statement. sputniknews.com On Friday Former Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone came under fire after an appearance on CNN Sport, where he claimed that, in his opinion, in many cases "Black people are more racist than what white people are."

Community Rising (2020-06-28). Rally and March Show LGBTQ+ and Menlo Park Community Stand with Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Students from high schools in Menlo Park and Palo Alto pulled together an event that drew community members from the surrounding area and San Francisco. After a rally they took over several Menlo Park streets with a noisy march.

_____ (2020-06-28). Pseudo Trudeau's Red-Faced Defeat to Ireland for Security Council Seat. strategic-culture.org He once apologized for donning Black Face make-up and giving racist offense. Canadian liberal premier Justin Trudeau now has the red-faced embarrassment of explaining why his country lost out to Ireland in obtaining a seat on the UN Security Council. | Trudeau's government had spent twice ($1.74 million) as much as Ireland had in lobbying other UN member states to vote for its assignment to the Security Council. But it was Ireland — and another applicant Norway — which

_____ (2020-06-27). ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Over Police Use Of Force During Anti-Racism Protests. popularresistance.org Denver – The ACLU of Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter 5280 and other protesters against the City and County of Denver over police use of force during the protests against racism and police violence that erupted in the city last month after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | The complaint alleges the use of force by Denver police, Denver sheriffs and Colorado State Patrol effectively "restricted, frustrated, and deterred" the First Amendment right of protesters in the city. The ACLU said police responded, "repeatedly with an overwhelming and unconstitutional use of forc…

RT (2020-06-27). Woodrow Wilson faces woke revenge at Princeton University for 'racism.' Is Roosevelt next? rt.com Princeton has decided to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from its public policy school over his segregationist views, in the same way other historical leaders have been targeted during the protests over the death of George Floyd. | "Wilson's racist views and policies make him an inappropriate namesake," the university's president, Christopher L Eisgruber, announced in a letter sent to the school community on Saturday. | Removing Wilson's name from Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs had actually been discussed four years ago, though the trustees decided at that time to retain it. It appears tha…

RT (2020-06-27). Woke mafia puts John Wayne on the chopping block next as Cali Dems demand airport renamed. rt.com Democrats are calling for John Wayne Airport in Orange County to be renamed in protest of the long-dead actor's alleged racism, making him the latest historical figure being judged by today's cultural standards. | "There have been past efforts to get this done and now we're putting our name and our backing into this to make sure there is a name change," said Ada Briceño, chairperson of the Democratic Party of Orange County, following a resolution being passed calling for the airport to be be given the simple name: Orange County Airport. | Wayne's specific transgression are "racist and bigoted statements…

Henry A. Giroux (2020-06-27). Lawlessness in Trump's Fascist State. zcomm.org Bill Barr and the Ghost of Fascism…

Sarah Churchwell (2020-06-27). American Fascism: It Has Happened Here. zcomm.org Many of Trump's critics see fascist tendencies in his rhetoric glorifying violence and disregarding the rule of law, democratic processes, and civil liberties; Trump and his supporters regularly embrace traditions of American fascism themselves.

Fight Back (2020-06-27). Protest demanding end to police crimes meets Trump visit in Green Bay, WI. fightbacknews.org Green Bay, WI – On June 25, over 50 people gathered on the premises of the Austin Straubel International Airport to protest President Donald Trump, who was recording a town hall inside one of the facilities there. The effort was led by the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention, but also included Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement, Justice for Jonathon Tubby, and Black Lives United – Green Bay (BLU). | Protesters listened to comments from Coalition co-chair Ryan Hamann mixed in with a variety of chants attacking Trump. A theme throughout…

Codepink, Extiction Rebellion, VFP, more (2020-06-27). Saturday 7/4: 4th of July SF Car Caravan: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Life!" indybay.org Meet up 2pm at SF City Hall, Polk St. between Grove & McAllister; Caravan to Stop 1: Defund Police, Black Lives Matter street painting, Fulton & Webster; Caravan to Stop 2: Defund Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi's House, Broadway @ Divisadero; Caravan to Stop 3: Fund Life!, Bayview Hunters Point.

Eliza Egret (2020-06-27). Antisemitism smears are being used to silence criticism of Israel. But supporters of Palestine won't shut up. thecanary.co Content warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence that some readers may find disturbing. | Take a look at this image of 11-year-old Mahmoud Sawalhi, a Palestinian boy from Gaza. In 2018, an Israeli sniper

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-27). PLO: Israeli Withholding of Slain Palestinian Bodies, Immoral. imemc.org Executive Committee for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Saturday, condemned what it termed immoral Israeli withholding slain bodies of Palestinians, killed by Israel, the latest of which was the body of Ahmad Erekat, who was shot dead by Israeli troops, at a checkpoint near the West Bank southern city …

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). UN should support Palestine human rights: Rep. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) —Riadh Al-Mansoor, representative of Palestinian National Authority to UN, called on the United Nations and the international societies to support the interests and self-determination rights of all nations such as Palestine.

Abhijan Choudhury (2020-06-27). Israeli atrocities on the rise. peoplesdispatch.org Two recent reports released by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations in the occupied Palestinian Territories (OCHA oPT), on June 18 and 24, describe the blatant human rights violations and war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian population in the three occupied Palestinian territories of West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. | The two reports cover May 2020 and the first fifteen days of June 2020, respectively, and compile data on acts committed by the Israeli government, armed forces and intelligence services to subjugate and oppress Palestinia…

WSWS (2020-06-27). As pandemic rages, Trump administration calls on Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare. wsws.org An overturn of the Affordable Care Act would wipe out health care coverage for as many as 23 million Americans.

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2020-06-27). Supreme Court rulings: Mass fightback and solidarity win concessions. workers.org This is a slightly edited version of a talk given on a June 25 Workers World Party webinar on "LGBTQ2S+ and the Black Lives Matter movement." How fortunate we all are to be in the struggle together this particular June Pride Month — a month of historic uprising and outcry . . . |

Susan Jaffe (2020-06-27). [World Report] LGBTQ discrimination in US health care under scrutiny. thelancet.com A US Supreme Court ruling could undermine the Trump administration's plan to roll back some protections against sex discrimination. Susan Jaffe reports.

calvin deutschbein (2020-06-27). Students and workers say: 'Cops off our campus!'. workers.org Abolitionists are renewing their calls to abolish or at least defund campus police departments. This was first raised in Minneapolis, and now the demand is starting in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Campus police departments are rarely less viciously racist than city police and have less predictable behavior, but they are . . . |

RT (2020-06-27). 'You're always crazy until you're right': BLM leader compares Defund the Police to innovators like Steve Jobs & Einstein on RT. rt.com Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome told RT President Donald Trump is encouraging violence against him and the Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police movements, which are led by "changemakers." | Newsome gained national attention this week following a The tweet, Newsome says, "put a target on a movement that most Am…

The Canary (2020-06-27). Demonstrators demand justice for 12 year old refugee Shukri Abdi in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. thecanary.co Demonstrators have gathered in London and other UK cities to demand "justice" for a 12-year-old Somali refugee on the one-year anniversary of her death.A huge crowd descended on the capital on Saturday 27 June in memory of Shukri Yahya Abdi, who drowned in the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, exactly one year ago. Many in the UK have renewed calls to demand a fair investigation into her death in the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests.People with fists raised in the air carried a "Justice for Shukri" banner, and some wore T-shirts displaying the child's name.Protesters demanded 'justice for Shukri…

Jon Schwarz (2020-06-27). Black Lives Matter Wants to End Police Brutality. zcomm.org History Suggests It Will Go Much Further…

Caroline Randall Williams (2020-06-27). You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument. zcomm.org I am more than half white, and none of it was consensual. White Southern men — my ancestors — took what they wanted from women they did not love, over whom they had extraordinary power, and then failed to claim their children.

Ali Salam (2020-06-27). Israeli Forces Detain Two Palestinians at Qalandia Terminal. imemc.org A Palestinian man was detained by Israeli security guards, on Saturday, north of Jerusalem, at the Qalandia terminal, the Jerusalem Post reported. Israel Police claimed that the "knife-wielding" Palestinian man elicited the suspicion of the security forces. During the arrest, the Jerusalem Post further noted that two security guards were …

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-27). Armed Israeli Settlers Burn Hundreds of Olive Trees south of Nablus. imemc.org Colonist Israeli settlers set on fire to a Palestinian-owned farm land, on Saturday, in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian chief of the profile for illegal Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told media outlets that several armed Israeli colonists, from …

Ali Salam (2020-06-27). Dozens of Palestinians Suffocate from Israeli Fired Tear-Gas in Hebron. imemc.org In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on Friday, Palestinians confronted Israeli soldiers at the point between the Israeli-occupied section of the city and that of the Palestinian-controlled section, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said that dozens of Palestinians suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, after …

Ali Salam (2020-06-27). Palestinian Civilians, Activists Protest Israeli Annexation in Kifl Hares. imemc.org Palestinians protesting the Israeli occupation and its settlement activities, today clashed with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank resulting in several injuries, all minor, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, east of Salfit, Israeli soldiers denied Palestinians access to village lands to …

_____ (2020-06-27). Police Under Pressure To End Training Programmes With Israel. popularresistance.org The video of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, for nearly nine minutes as he slowly died, gasping for air, has struck a familiar chord with many Palestinians and anti-occupation activists. | Since his death in late May, footage of Floyd pleading: "I can't breathe" and "they're going to kill me," has emerged alongside videos and stills of Israeli security forces taking similar positions over the necks of unarmed Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip. | The Israeli police force has tried to distance itself from any perceived similariti…

yenisafak (2020-06-27). 'Rohingya issue, not Muslims v/s Buddhist paradigm'. yenisafak.com Maung Zarni, 56, scholar and activist, known for his opposition to the violence in Myanmar and his support to the Rohingya population said the Burmese military was taking advantage of strategic rivalry between China and India and blamed genocide of Rohingya to an institutional hate campaign.Born in a Burmese Buddhist family, Zarni said a campaign of ignorance was manufactured in his country through schools, mass media, and Buddhist organizations against Rohingya, which eventually culminated in the genocide."The Burmese public has been made ignorant of the facts about Islam and Muslims," said Zarni in an exclusive…

sputniknews (2020-06-27). Coca-Cola Says It's Pausing Social Media Advertising Amid Push to Deal With Racist Online Content. sputniknews.com Quite a few corporate giants, like Unilever, Levi's, and Hershey's, have gone down the path of partially or fully freezing ad spending, in a bid to push social media platforms like Facebook to revise its policies over hate content.

Staff (2020-06-27). Bree Newsome Took Down the Confederate Flag 5 Years Ago. She's Still Organizing. truthout.org Five years ago today, 30-year-old activist Bree Newsome Bass shocked the world by climbing a 30-foot flag pole and taking down the Confederate battle flag at the South Carolina State Capitol Building — a flag that state leaders had first raised in 1961 to tell the budding civil rights movement to "stay out!" | Almost 55 years later, Newsome put her boots, courage and backpack on, and defied those racist warnings in the most daring and audacious way possible, head-on. After taking the f…

United We Dream & others (2020-06-27). Thursday 7/2: Tackling Anti-Blackness in Immigrant Communities Discussion w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online…

indybay (2020-06-27). Wednesday 7/1: Black Lives Matter Capitola Village March & Speak Out. indybay.org Monterey Park, Capitola…

Community Rising (2020-06-27). Rally and March Show LBTQ+ and Menlo Park Community Stand with Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Students from high schools in Menlo Park and Palo Alto pulled together an event that drew community members from the surrounding area and San Francisco. After a rally they occupied several Menlo Park streets with a noisy march.

Bay Area Hospitality for Black Lives (2020-06-27). Tuesday 6/30: BAHBL Join Us! Solidarity Rally and March for Black Lives. indybay.org William McKinley statue (277 Baker St.) to Alamo Square Park…

Students For Accountability (2020-06-27). Open Letter To CCSF BOT Pres. Shanell Williams & Bd: Do You Know Who Dr. Rajen Vurdien Is? indybay.org San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees President Shanell Williams and her Board have hired a new interim Chancellor Dr. Rajen Vurdien from the same Community College that corrupt former CCSF Chancellor came from Pasadena Community College. He had a record of discrimination against African America staff at the college and was condemned by the NAACP for his actions.

Richard D. Wolff (2020-06-26). How Racism is an Essential Tool for Maintaining the Capitalist Order. counterpunch.org U.S. capitalism survived because it found a solution to the basic problem of its instability, its business cycles. Since capitalism never could end cyclical downturns and their awful effects, its survival required making those effects somehow socially tolerable. Systemic racism survived in…

Rob Urie (2020-06-26). Racism and the Neoliberal Consensus. counterpunch.org In the midst of protests and the reinvigorated Black Lives Matter movement, race is once again being put forward as the social axis most in need of rectification. From the perspective of 'racial capital,' the ills of capitalism can't be meaningfully addressed until white supremacy has been defeated. From a left perspective grounded in Marx and history, race is a product of capitalism, not its cause. The economic relationships of indentured servitude and slavery both preceded the concept of race. And the iterative view begins with economic relationships to claim that at some point race became a causal factor in it…

Staff (2020-06-26). COVID-19 Is Amplifying Racial Inequities, Educators Say. therealnews.com Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown discusses a recent lawsuit over unpaid instructional days, global protests against racism, the movement to defund the police, and calls to remove officers from schools.

Lyn Neeley (2020-06-26). U.N. Human Rights Council condemns racist violence. workers.org In the wake of international uprisings due to the lynching of George Floyd, the U.N. Human Rights Council held an emergency hearing on June 19. The council unanimously passed a resolution condemning systemic racism and racist police brutality against people of African descent in all countries, but particularly in the . . . |

2020-06-27: News Headlines

_____ (2020-06-27). ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Over Police Use Of Force During Anti-Racism Protests. popularresistance.org Denver – The ACLU of Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter 5280 and other protesters against the City and County of Denver over police use of force during the protests against racism and police violence that erupted in the city last month after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | The complaint alleges the use of force by Denver police, Denver sheriffs and Colorado State Patrol effectively "restricted, frustrated, and deterred" the First Amendment right of protesters in the city. The ACLU said police responded, "repeatedly with an overwhelming and unconstitutional use of forc…

Henry A. Giroux (2020-06-27). Lawlessness in Trump's Fascist State. zcomm.org Bill Barr and the Ghost of Fascism…

Sarah Churchwell (2020-06-27). American Fascism: It Has Happened Here. zcomm.org Many of Trump's critics see fascist tendencies in his rhetoric glorifying violence and disregarding the rule of law, democratic processes, and civil liberties; Trump and his supporters regularly embrace traditions of American fascism themselves.

Fight Back (2020-06-27). Protest demanding end to police crimes meets Trump visit in Green Bay, WI. fightbacknews.org Green Bay, WI – On June 25, over 50 people gathered on the premises of the Austin Straubel International Airport to protest President Donald Trump, who was recording a town hall inside one of the facilities there. The effort was led by the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention, but also included Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement, Justice for Jonathon Tubby, and Black Lives United – Green Bay (BLU). | Protesters listened to comments from Coalition co-chair Ryan Hamann mixed in with a variety of chants attacking Trump. A theme throughout…

Abhijan Choudhury (2020-06-27). Israeli atrocities on the rise. peoplesdispatch.org Two recent reports released by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations in the occupied Palestinian Territories (OCHA oPT), on June 18 and 24, describe the blatant human rights violations and war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian population in the three occupied Palestinian territories of West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. | The two reports cover May 2020 and the first fifteen days of June 2020, respectively, and compile data on acts committed by the Israeli government, armed forces and intelligence services to subjugate and oppress Palestinia…

Codepink, Extiction Rebellion, VFP, more (2020-06-27). Saturday 7/4: 4th of July SF Car Caravan: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Life!" indybay.org Meet up 2pm at SF City Hall, Polk St. between Grove & McAllister; Caravan to Stop 1: Defund Police, Black Lives Matter street painting, Fulton & Webster; Caravan to Stop 2: Defund Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi's House, Broadway @ Divisadero; Caravan to Stop 3: Fund Life!, Bayview Hunters Point.

calvin deutschbein (2020-06-27). Students and workers say: 'Cops off our campus!'. workers.org Abolitionists are renewing their calls to abolish or at least defund campus police departments. This was first raised in Minneapolis, and now the demand is starting in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Campus police departments are rarely less viciously racist than city police and have less predictable behavior, but they are . . . |

The Canary (2020-06-27). Demonstrators demand justice for 12 year old refugee Shukri Abdi in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. thecanary.co Demonstrators have gathered in London and other UK cities to demand "justice" for a 12-year-old Somali refugee on the one-year anniversary of her death.A huge crowd descended on the capital on Saturday 27 June in memory of Shukri Yahya Abdi, who drowned in the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, exactly one year ago. Many in the UK have renewed calls to demand a fair investigation into her death in the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests.People with fists raised in the air carried a "Justice for Shukri" banner, and some wore T-shirts displaying the child's name.Protesters demanded 'justice for Shukri…

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2020-06-27). Supreme Court rulings: Mass fightback and solidarity win concessions. workers.org This is a slightly edited version of a talk given on a June 25 Workers World Party webinar on "LGBTQ2S+ and the Black Lives Matter movement." How fortunate we all are to be in the struggle together this particular June Pride Month — a month of historic uprising and outcry . . . |

Eliza Egret (2020-06-27). Antisemitism smears are being used to silence criticism of Israel. But supporters of Palestine won't shut up. thecanary.co Content warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence that some readers may find disturbing. | Take a look at this image of 11-year-old Mahmoud Sawalhi, a Palestinian boy from Gaza. In 2018, an Israeli sniper

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). UN should support Palestine human rights: Rep. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) —Riadh Al-Mansoor, representative of Palestinian National Authority to UN, called on the United Nations and the international societies to support the interests and self-determination rights of all nations such as Palestine.

WSWS (2020-06-27). As pandemic rages, Trump administration calls on Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare. wsws.org An overturn of the Affordable Care Act would wipe out health care coverage for as many as 23 million Americans.

Susan Jaffe (2020-06-27). [World Report] LGBTQ discrimination in US health care under scrutiny. thelancet.com A US Supreme Court ruling could undermine the Trump administration's plan to roll back some protections against sex discrimination. Susan Jaffe reports.

Jon Schwarz (2020-06-27). Black Lives Matter Wants to End Police Brutality. zcomm.org History Suggests It Will Go Much Further…

Caroline Randall Williams (2020-06-27). You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument. zcomm.org I am more than half white, and none of it was consensual. White Southern men — my ancestors — took what they wanted from women they did not love, over whom they had extraordinary power, and then failed to claim their children.

Ali Salam (2020-06-27). Palestinian Civilians, Activists Protest Israeli Annexation in Kifl Hares. imemc.org Palestinians protesting the Israeli occupation and its settlement activities, today clashed with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank resulting in several injuries, all minor, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, east of Salfit, Israeli soldiers denied Palestinians access to village lands to …

Ali Salam (2020-06-27). Dozens of Palestinians Suffocate from Israeli Fired Tear-Gas in Hebron. imemc.org In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on Friday, Palestinians confronted Israeli soldiers at the point between the Israeli-occupied section of the city and that of the Palestinian-controlled section, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said that dozens of Palestinians suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, after …

_____ (2020-06-27). Police Under Pressure To End Training Programmes With Israel. popularresistance.org The video of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, for nearly nine minutes as he slowly died, gasping for air, has struck a familiar chord with many Palestinians and anti-occupation activists. | Since his death in late May, footage of Floyd pleading: "I can't breathe" and "they're going to kill me," has emerged alongside videos and stills of Israeli security forces taking similar positions over the necks of unarmed Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip. | The Israeli police force has tried to distance itself from any perceived similariti…

yenisafak (2020-06-27). 'Rohingya issue, not Muslims v/s Buddhist paradigm'. yenisafak.com Maung Zarni, 56, scholar and activist, known for his opposition to the violence in Myanmar and his support to the Rohingya population said the Burmese military was taking advantage of strategic rivalry between China and India and blamed genocide of Rohingya to an institutional hate campaign.Born in a Burmese Buddhist family, Zarni said a campaign of ignorance was manufactured in his country through schools, mass media, and Buddhist organizations against Rohingya, which eventually culminated in the genocide."The Burmese public has been made ignorant of the facts about Islam and Muslims," said Zarni in an exclusive…

sputniknews (2020-06-27). Coca-Cola Says It's Pausing Social Media Advertising Amid Push to Deal With Racist Online Content. sputniknews.com Quite a few corporate giants, like Unilever, Levi's, and Hershey's, have gone down the path of partially or fully freezing ad spending, in a bid to push social media platforms like Facebook to revise its policies over hate content.

United We Dream & others (2020-06-27). Thursday 7/2: Tackling Anti-Blackness in Immigrant Communities Discussion w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online…

Bay Area Hospitality for Black Lives (2020-06-27). Tuesday 6/30: BAHBL Join Us! Solidarity Rally and March for Black Lives. indybay.org William McKinley statue (277 Baker St.) to Alamo Square Park…

Community Rising (2020-06-27). Rally and March Show LBTQ+ and Menlo Park Community Stand with Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Students from high schools in Menlo Park and Palo Alto pulled together an event that drew community members from the surrounding area and San Francisco. After a rally they occupied several Menlo Park streets with a noisy march.

indybay (2020-06-27). Wednesday 7/1: Black Lives Matter Capitola Village March & Speak Out. indybay.org Monterey Park, Capitola…

Students For Accountability (2020-06-27). Open Letter To CCSF BOT Pres. Shanell Williams & Bd: Do You Know Who Dr. Rajen Vurdien Is? indybay.org San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees President Shanell Williams and her Board have hired a new interim Chancellor Dr. Rajen Vurdien from the same Community College that corrupt former CCSF Chancellor came from Pasadena Community College. He had a record of discrimination against African America staff at the college and was condemned by the NAACP for his actions.

Lyn Neeley (2020-06-26). U.N. Human Rights Council condemns racist violence. workers.org In the wake of international uprisings due to the lynching of George Floyd, the U.N. Human Rights Council held an emergency hearing on June 19. The council unanimously passed a resolution condemning systemic racism and racist police brutality against people of African descent in all countries, but particularly in the . . . |

Richard D. Wolff (2020-06-26). How Racism is an Essential Tool for Maintaining the Capitalist Order. counterpunch.org U.S. capitalism survived because it found a solution to the basic problem of its instability, its business cycles. Since capitalism never could end cyclical downturns and their awful effects, its survival required making those effects somehow socially tolerable. Systemic racism survived in…

Staff (2020-06-26). COVID-19 Is Amplifying Racial Inequities, Educators Say. therealnews.com Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown discusses a recent lawsuit over unpaid instructional days, global protests against racism, the movement to defund the police, and calls to remove officers from schools.

Staff (2020-06-26). Colonized Loyalty: Asian American Anti-Blackness and Complicity. truthout.org "Capitalism requires inequality and racism enshrines it." — In the United States, racism against Asian Americans, whether in a public rally, in the public space or in the classroom, has become routine. | In March 2020 Donald Trump called the coronavirus "Chinese Virus." On June 20, 2020, at an anemically attended rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trump named the deadly coronavirus "Kung Flu…

Staff (2020-06-26). One Bad Algorithm? Advocates Say Facial Recognition Reveals Systemic Racism in AI Technology. democracynow.org The controversy over police use of facial recognition technology has accelerated after a Black man in Michigan revealed he was wrongfully arrested because of the technology. Detroit police handcuffed Robert Williams in front of his wife and daughters after facial recognition software falsely identified him as a suspect in a robbery. Researchers say facial recognition software is up to 100 times more likely to misidentify people of color than white people. This week, Boston voted to end its use in the city, and Democratic lawmakers introduced a similar measure for federal law enforcement. "This is not an example o…

Henry Giroux (2020-06-26). Lawlessness in Trump's Fascist State: Bill Barr and the Ghost of Fascism. counterpunch.org Barr places the President above the law, defining him as a kind of unitary sovereign. In addition, he appears to relish in his role as a craven defender of Trump, all the while justifying a notion of blind executive authority in the face of Trump's endless lies, racist policies, and lawlessness that echo the dark era of the 1920s and 30s.

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-06-26). The Killing of Ahmad Erekat by Israeli Police Puts Western Media Bias on Full Display. mintpressnews.com At a time when the world is crying out for justice, it behooves Israel to reverse its destructive policies toward Palestinians — and responsible journalism to ignore the bullies and tell the truth.

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Belgian parliament urges sanctions against Israel. yenisafak.com The Belgian federal parliament adopted a resolution on Friday urging the government to prepare a list of countermeasures against Israel in case it annexes the occupied Palestinian territories.The resolution was proposed by the Green party, and passed with 101 votes in favor and 39 abstentions.The text calls the government to "play a leading role at European and multilateral level in order to set up a list of effective countermeasures to respond proportionately to any Israeli annexation of the occupied Palestinian territory."The resolution acknowledges the fact that some states might veto EU sanctions. So it sugge…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-26). PA Political Circus: Why Abbas Must Hand the Keys over to the PLO. counterpunch.org The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas' former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments. So, when the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, announced on

Staff (2020-06-26). How Is Biden Different From Trump When It Comes To Palestine? therealnews.com Biden pledges to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, boasts of "unstinting support" for Israel, promises to fight the BDS movement and send military aid, and spins it as a way to somehow fight anti-Semitism in the U.S.

Eds. (2020-06-26). What is Antifa? (Debunking Myths About Antifa). mronline.org Radical Reviewer taking a look at. Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths About Antifa by Spencer Sunshine. Patreon: www.patreon.com/RadicalReviewer Merch: www.etsy.com/shop/RadicalRevi… Twitter: @ReviewerRadical Relevant Links: Spencer Sunshine, Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths About Antifa: spencersunshine.com/2020/06/2… Zine Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/huronvalleySnD/ Now That's What I Call Antifa Playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Philosophy Tube, The Philosophy of Antifa: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgwS_… Re Education, …

Staff (2020-06-26). Police Are Arresting Protesters Over Facebook Posts—And It's Just The Beginning. therealnews.com The FBI investigated and arrested Michael Avery for posting on Facebook about a Black Lives Matter protest. We talk with a tech industry whistleblower about "snitch apps" and how law enforcement uses technology to "protect" you.

T.J. Coles (2020-06-26). Infiltrating Black Lives Matter: Cops, Feds, and White Supremacists. counterpunch.org Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a major step forward in the ongoing struggle for Civil Rights in the United States and around the world. BLM was founded in 2013, following the acquittal over what organizers describe as 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's murderer, the gated community watchman, George Zimmerman. The organization came to international attention in July

Kameron Hurt (2020-06-26). Terror lynchings will not stop the freedom march. liberationnews.org Lynchings are a method of terror used by white supremacists from the slave ships, to plantations, to the big cities, to the voting booths…

Staff (2020-06-26). The End of Asylum? Supreme Court Sides with Trump Administration on Fast-Tracking Deportations. democracynow.org The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a major victory Thursday when it ruled the government can fast-track deportations of asylum seekers without first allowing them to fight for their cases in front of a judge. The ACLU's Lee Gelernt argued the case in court on behalf of Tamil asylum seeker Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. "It's a very serious decision and will adversely affect many, many asylum seekers," says Gelernt. "We're likely to see more people fail their hearings, and now they don't have a backstop in the federal courts."

C.J. Atkins (2020-06-26). Pandemic Pride: LGBTQ struggle continues, learns from Black Lives Matter. peoplesworld.org This weekend marks a half-century since the first Pride march took place on June 28, 1970. That initial event in New York City, called "Christopher Street Liberation Day," recalled the Stonewall Rebellion of a year earlier—the night a band of fed-up queers stood up, fought back, and launched a liberation struggle that transformed the world. …

Staff (2020-06-26). Headlines for June 26, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Sets Another Daily COVID-19 Record as Infections Surge in 31 States, Supreme Court Ruling Will Deny Asylum Seekers Their Day in Court, Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS to Annul Obamacare Even as Millions Lose Health Coverage, India Nears 500,000 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases as Pandemic Worsens Globally, WHO Declares End to Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo, House Democrats Pass Sweeping Police Reform Bill That Trump Promised to Veto, Activists Demanding $1B Cut to NYPD Budget Occupy City Hall for Third Straight Night, NC Police Dept. Fires Officers Caught on Tape Discussing "Slaughtering" Black Reside…

Mark Fiore (2020-06-26). Preserve the Racist Statues. progressive.org Rather than erase our racist past, let's put it in a museum where it can be remembered as a lesson of the blood-soaked roots of the United States.

Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return (2020-06-26). Wednesday 7/1: Day Of Rage. indybay.org We will meet at San Francisco Civic Center and drive to 456 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA, 94104.

Elie Mystal (2020-06-26). The Supreme Court Just Took a Hammer to the Asylum Process. thenation.com The Supreme Court Just Took a Hammer to the Asylum Process…

WSWS (2020-06-26). US Supreme Court rules recent asylum seekers have no right to habeas corpus or due process. wsws.org As in Dred Scott v. Sandford, the Supreme Court made the most sweeping anti-democratic ruling possible.

Staff (2020-06-26). 20 Million Could Lose Health Coverage As Trump Aims to End Obamacare. truthout.org The Trump administration filed a late-evening briefing to the United States Supreme Court on Thursday, joining a number of states urging justices to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the signature health care law passed by the Obama administration. | Repeal of the ACA, which is sometimes called "Obamacare," could cause significant harm to the American people, particularly those who depend on the program to access health insurance through state exchanges. If the law were to end suddenly, it's es…

Staff (2020-06-26). Supreme Court Sides With Trump Administration on Fast-Tracking Deportations. truthout.org The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a major victory Thursday when it ruled the government can fast-track deportations of asylum seekers without first allowing them to fight for their cases in front of a judge. The ACLU's Lee Gelernt argued the case in court on behalf of Tamil asylum seeker Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. "It's a very serious decision and will adversely affect many, many asylum seekers," says Gelernt. "We're likely to see more people fail their hearings, and now they don'

Derek Royden (2020-06-26). 2020: The year anti-fascists became terrorists. nationofchange.org When police in Buffalo pushed an elderly man to the ground during a Black Lives Matter protest, cracking his skull in the process, the president went on Twitter to rhetorically ask whether the injured man was, in fact, part of "Antifa".

David Rosen (2020-06-26). Class & Otherness: A Peculiar Dialectic. counterpunch.org Nothing captures the contradictions of American social life more than then the recent announcement by Jeff Bezos in support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The founder of Amazon, the owner of the Washington Post and the richest person in the world issued a tweet calling for an end to "the inequitable and brutal treatment of

2020-06-26: News Headlines

Susan Jaffe (2020-06-27). [World Report] LGBTQ discrimination in US health care under scrutiny. thelancet.com A US Supreme Court ruling could undermine the Trump administration's plan to roll back some protections against sex discrimination. Susan Jaffe reports.

Richard D. Wolff (2020-06-26). How Racism is an Essential Tool for Maintaining the Capitalist Order. counterpunch.org U.S. capitalism survived because it found a solution to the basic problem of its instability, its business cycles. Since capitalism never could end cyclical downturns and their awful effects, its survival required making those effects somehow socially tolerable. Systemic racism survived in…

Rob Urie (2020-06-26). Racism and the Neoliberal Consensus. counterpunch.org In the midst of protests and the reinvigorated Black Lives Matter movement, race is once again being put forward as the social axis most in need of rectification. From the perspective of 'racial capital,' the ills of capitalism can't be meaningfully addressed until white supremacy has been defeated. From a left perspective grounded in Marx and history, race is a product of capitalism, not its cause. The economic relationships of indentured servitude and slavery both preceded the concept of race. And the iterative view begins with economic relationships to claim that at some point race became a causal factor in it…

Staff (2020-06-26). COVID-19 Is Amplifying Racial Inequities, Educators Say. therealnews.com Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown discusses a recent lawsuit over unpaid instructional days, global protests against racism, the movement to defund the police, and calls to remove officers from schools.

Lyn Neeley (2020-06-26). U.N. Human Rights Council condemns racist violence. workers.org In the wake of international uprisings due to the lynching of George Floyd, the U.N. Human Rights Council held an emergency hearing on June 19. The council unanimously passed a resolution condemning systemic racism and racist police brutality against people of African descent in all countries, but particularly in the . . . |

Staff (2020-06-26). One Bad Algorithm? Advocates Say Facial Recognition Reveals Systemic Racism in AI Technology. democracynow.org The controversy over police use of facial recognition technology has accelerated after a Black man in Michigan revealed he was wrongfully arrested because of the technology. Detroit police handcuffed Robert Williams in front of his wife and daughters after facial recognition software falsely identified him as a suspect in a robbery. Researchers say facial recognition software is up to 100 times more likely to misidentify people of color than white people. This week, Boston voted to end its use in the city, and Democratic lawmakers introduced a similar measure for federal law enforcement. "This is not an example o…

Henry Giroux (2020-06-26). Lawlessness in Trump's Fascist State: Bill Barr and the Ghost of Fascism. counterpunch.org Barr places the President above the law, defining him as a kind of unitary sovereign. In addition, he appears to relish in his role as a craven defender of Trump, all the while justifying a notion of blind executive authority in the face of Trump's endless lies, racist policies, and lawlessness that echo the dark era of the 1920s and 30s.

Staff (2020-06-26). The End of Asylum? Supreme Court Sides with Trump Administration on Fast-Tracking Deportations. democracynow.org The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a major victory Thursday when it ruled the government can fast-track deportations of asylum seekers without first allowing them to fight for their cases in front of a judge. The ACLU's Lee Gelernt argued the case in court on behalf of Tamil asylum seeker Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. "It's a very serious decision and will adversely affect many, many asylum seekers," says Gelernt. "We're likely to see more people fail their hearings, and now they don't have a backstop in the federal courts."

Staff (2020-06-26). Headlines for June 26, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Sets Another Daily COVID-19 Record as Infections Surge in 31 States, Supreme Court Ruling Will Deny Asylum Seekers Their Day in Court, Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS to Annul Obamacare Even as Millions Lose Health Coverage, India Nears 500,000 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases as Pandemic Worsens Globally, WHO Declares End to Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo, House Democrats Pass Sweeping Police Reform Bill That Trump Promised to Veto, Activists Demanding $1B Cut to NYPD Budget Occupy City Hall for Third Straight Night, NC Police Dept. Fires Officers Caught on Tape Discussing "Slaughtering" Black Reside…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-26). PA Political Circus: Why Abbas Must Hand the Keys over to the PLO. counterpunch.org The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas' former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments. So, when the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, announced on

Codepink, Extiction Rebellion, VFP, more (2020-06-26). Saturday 7/4: 4th of July SF Car Caravan: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Life!" indybay.org Meet up 2pm at SF City Hall, Polk St. between Grove & McAllister; Caravan to Stop 1: Defund Police, Black Lives Matter street painting, Fulton & Webster; Caravan to Stop 2: Defund Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi's House, Broadway @ Divisadero; Caravan to Stop 3: Fund Life!, Bayview Hunters Point.

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Belgian parliament urges sanctions against Israel. yenisafak.com The Belgian federal parliament adopted a resolution on Friday urging the government to prepare a list of countermeasures against Israel in case it annexes the occupied Palestinian territories.The resolution was proposed by the Green party, and passed with 101 votes in favor and 39 abstentions.The text calls the government to "play a leading role at European and multilateral level in order to set up a list of effective countermeasures to respond proportionately to any Israeli annexation of the occupied Palestinian territory."The resolution acknowledges the fact that some states might veto EU sanctions. So it sugge…

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-06-26). The Killing of Ahmad Erekat by Israeli Police Puts Western Media Bias on Full Display. mintpressnews.com At a time when the world is crying out for justice, it behooves Israel to reverse its destructive policies toward Palestinians — and responsible journalism to ignore the bullies and tell the truth.

Staff (2020-06-26). How Is Biden Different From Trump When It Comes To Palestine? therealnews.com Biden pledges to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, boasts of "unstinting support" for Israel, promises to fight the BDS movement and send military aid, and spins it as a way to somehow fight anti-Semitism in the U.S.

Eds. (2020-06-26). What is Antifa? (Debunking Myths About Antifa). mronline.org Radical Reviewer taking a look at. Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths About Antifa by Spencer Sunshine. Patreon: www.patreon.com/RadicalReviewer Merch: www.etsy.com/shop/RadicalRevi… Twitter: @ReviewerRadical Relevant Links: Spencer Sunshine, Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths About Antifa: spencersunshine.com/2020/06/2… Zine Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/huronvalleySnD/ Now That's What I Call Antifa Playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Philosophy Tube, The Philosophy of Antifa: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgwS_… Re Education, …

T.J. Coles (2020-06-26). Infiltrating Black Lives Matter: Cops, Feds, and White Supremacists. counterpunch.org Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a major step forward in the ongoing struggle for Civil Rights in the United States and around the world. BLM was founded in 2013, following the acquittal over what organizers describe as 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's murderer, the gated community watchman, George Zimmerman. The organization came to international attention in July

Staff (2020-06-26). Police Are Arresting Protesters Over Facebook Posts—And It's Just The Beginning. therealnews.com The FBI investigated and arrested Michael Avery for posting on Facebook about a Black Lives Matter protest. We talk with a tech industry whistleblower about "snitch apps" and how law enforcement uses technology to "protect" you.

Kameron Hurt (2020-06-26). Terror lynchings will not stop the freedom march. liberationnews.org Lynchings are a method of terror used by white supremacists from the slave ships, to plantations, to the big cities, to the voting booths…

C.J. Atkins (2020-06-26). Pandemic Pride: LGBTQ struggle continues, learns from Black Lives Matter. peoplesworld.org This weekend marks a half-century since the first Pride march took place on June 28, 1970. That initial event in New York City, called "Christopher Street Liberation Day," recalled the Stonewall Rebellion of a year earlier—the night a band of fed-up queers stood up, fought back, and launched a liberation struggle that transformed the world. …

Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return (2020-06-26). Wednesday 7/1: Day Of Rage. indybay.org We will meet at San Francisco Civic Center and drive to 456 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA, 94104.

Tom Coburg (2020-06-26). US street-based projects are talking about more than just police reforms. They want outright liberation. thecanary.co On the west coast of America, authorities have threatened to send in police to retake Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). While on the east coast, the Black Lives Matter chair for Greater New York has called for armed "peace officers" to monitor police activity. | Meanwhile, all across the US, legislation is being introduced to

David Rosen (2020-06-26). Class & Otherness: A Peculiar Dialectic. counterpunch.org Nothing captures the contradictions of American social life more than then the recent announcement by Jeff Bezos in support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The founder of Amazon, the owner of the Washington Post and the richest person in the world issued a tweet calling for an end to "the inequitable and brutal treatment of

Saeb Erekat (2020-06-26). Stop Treating Israel as a State Above the Law and End Annexation. globalresearch.ca With only a few days left until 1 July, the date included in the Israeli government coalition agreement to further

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-26). Arab Joint List in Israel opposes proposed annexation of parts of Palestinian West Bank. peoplesdispatch.org The Arab Joint List, the third largest political bloc in the Israeli parliament, has sought international intervention to stop the proposed annexation of large parts of West Bank territory by the Israeli government under prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

_____ (2020-06-26). The US Military Has A Boogaloo Problem. popularresistance.org The U.S. military appears to have a brewing boogaloo problem. Active-duty military are flocking to online networks frequented by the anti-government movement, known for its meme culture and Hawaiian shirt-clad adherents, who are often called Boogaloo Bois. | "Boogaloo" is code for civil war, which is the ultimate goal of the movement, and some of its followers trade in memes glorifying violence against federal agents and crack jokes about the impending "Boog." Recently they've become regular fixtures at anti-lockdown and Black Lives Matter protests in states that allow open-carry of military-style firearms. | An…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). EU must weigh in on West Bank annexation: UN expert. yenisafak.com A UN human rights expert on Friday urged the EU to use its "economic weight, diplomatic expertise and aid, trade and investment leverage" to forestall looming Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley.Michael Lynk, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, said in a statement that annexation would "lead to a marked worsening of the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and daily lives of millions of Palestinians."He said the planned annexation after July 1 was a continuation of Israel's "illegal extension of sovereignty over P…

sputniknews (2020-06-26). Moment of Truth? How BLM Leader's Words at Once Exposed True Aims & Utter Hypocrisy of the Movement. sputniknews.com On 24 June, leader of the Greater New York Black Lives Matter Hawk Newsome stated that if the movement sparked by the killing of George Floyd does not bring about tangible results the protesters will change the system forcibly. According to US observers, Newsome's remark is unsurprising and speaks volumes about BLM's true goals.

United We Dream & others (2020-06-26). Thursday 7/2: Tackling Anti-Blackness in Immigrant Communities Discussion w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online…

Bay Area Hospitality for Black Lives (2020-06-26). Tuesday 6/30: BAHBL Join Us! Solidarity Rally and March for Black Lives. indybay.org William McKinley statue (277 Baker St.) to Alamo Square Park…

Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter (2020-06-26). Saturday 6/27: Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Santa Cruz Clock Tower | Pacific Ave. and Water St., Santa Cruz…

indybay (2020-06-26). Wednesday 7/1: Black Lives Matter Capitola Village March & Speak Out. indybay.org Monterey Park, Capitola…

Students For Accountability (2020-06-26). Open Letter To CCSF BOT Pres. Shanell Williams & Bd: Do You Know Who Dr. Rajen Vurdien Is? indybay.org San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees President Shanell Williams and her Board have hired a new interim Chancellor Dr. Rajen Vurdien from the same Community College that corrupt former CCSF Chancellor came from Pasadena Community College. He had a record of discrimination against African America staff at the college and was condemned by the NAACP for his actions.

splcenter (2020-06-26). LGBTQ equality: the work is not over. splcenter.org The fight for LGBTQ human rights and equality is far from over.

Al Neal (2020-06-25). [Spoiler-free] Review: 'Da 5 Bloods' reclaims narrative of Black soldiers in Vietnam. peoplesworld.org War is hell. War never really ends. And if, as a civilian observer, you find it important to experience the realities and complexities of war and racism, then Spike Lee's latest film Da 5 Bloods is required watching. But be warned, it will not be an easy viewing: There will be discomfort, anger, and tears. Following …

Rosamond S. King (2020-06-25). Words, Race, and the Pandemic. progressive.org The president's use of the term "Chinese virus," like his referring to antiracist protestors as "thugs" and "lowlifes," is part of his pattern of promoting racism and white supremacy.

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-06-25). Selective Tolerance: AIPAC and its Pro-Apartheid Ilk Come to Bat for Black Lives Matter. mintpressnews.com Pro-Israel groups in America are sending mixed signals: yes, we want equality for Black Americans; no, we do not want the same for Palestinians.

Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi (2020-06-25). The Two-Headed Hydra of Racism and Imperialism. counterpunch.org Black Lives Matter (BLM) has raised mass consciousness against the institution of police violence and the brutality it inflicts on Black communities around the country. The movement has placed the question of police brutality at the top of the political and juridical reform agenda. The naked display of the oppressive state apparatus has now forced everyone, from the fascist residents of the White House to the liberal democrats of the House, politicians speak of the need to reform policing—more training, more screening, more record-keepings, judicial vigilance, and other haphazard sutures for the centuries o…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-06-25). The Struggle against Racism in the United States. globalresearch.ca "We beseech independent African states to help us bring our problem before the United Nations, on the grounds that the United States Government is morally incapable of protecting the lives and the property of 22 million African-Americans. And on the …

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Pre-emptive Strike Against Cancel Culture? Country Group Dixie Chicks Changes Name Amid US Protests. sputniknews.com The protests, which began as a movement in opposition to police brutality and indifference towards the lives of African Americans, later morphed into rampant vandalism, with protesters eventually targeting monuments related to racism or slavery in any form and demanding the removal of statues of even some of the most famous historical figures.

Staff (2020-06-25). Repair & Revive: Rev. William Barber on Fighting Racism, Poverty, Climate Change, War & Nationalism. democracynow.org The Poor People's Campaign offered a counterpoint to President Trump's sparsely attended Tulsa campaign rally with a mass digital gathering that unveiled a policy platform to spur "transformative action" on five key issues of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the threat of religious nationalism. "We have to repair and revive," says Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign. "That has to be a part of if we're truly going to ever be the democracy we claim to be on paper."

Staff (2020-06-25). "The Cops Are With the Fascists": How Police Terror and Trumpism Converge. truthout.org Kelly Hayes talks with grassroots strategist Ejeris Dixon about fascism, police violence and how we can fight back. | Note: This is a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | TRANSCRIPT : | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Movement Memos," a Truthout podcast about things you should know, if you want to change the world. I'm your host Kelly Hayes. In our last episode, Ejeris Dixon and I talked about what a left display book for solidarity might look…

Herb Mintz (2020-06-25). Saturday 7/4: LaborFest 2020: Performance — Fascism & American Capitalism — by David Lee Morgan. indybay.org This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participate. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

Whitney Webb (2020-06-25). Eco-genocide and the Genetically Engineered Mosquito Army. thealtworld.com The enemies of life are breeding their own agents of ecological destruction aided and abetted by an incompetent EPA and a rubber-stamp government in Florida, which just gave unanimous approval for the release of hundreds of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes by a company with deep ties to Bill Gates, the US military, and Big Ag. | In a move sure to stun future generations — should we survive long enough to have any — seven Florida government agencies, including those charged with protecting its health, agriculture and environment, made a complete mockery of the trust afforded to them by the p…

Dennis Broe (2020-06-25). Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods': Black Lives Matter meets 'Rambo' [spoilers]. peoplesworld.org Spike Lee's new film for Netflix, Da 5 Bloods, about the aftereffects on African-American soldiers of the Vietnam War, opens spectacularly. A documentary sequence begins with Muhammad Ali detailing why he chooses not to fight: "My conscience won't let me go shoot my brother or some darker people…for big powerful America..for what?..They never lynched me, …

Staff (2020-06-25). Boycotting Israel Is Not A Crime, Says European Human Rights Court. therealnews.com The EHRC overturned the French court's convictions of 12 BDS activists for "incitement to discrimination" in a watershed ruling for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

calvin deutschbein (2020-06-25). U.S to Palestine, stop racist police terror! workers.org Demilitarize!Durham2 Palestine at the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street., joining over 200 social justice organizations,. Feb/ 8. Durham, N.C. As the uprising rocks the U.S., increasingly the veil over policing — a form of neocolonialism — is wearing thin. In the Triangle area of North Carolina, home of the . . . |

RT (2020-06-25). 'Anti-Semitic conspiracy theory' tweet sees Long-Bailey booted from UK Labour shadow cabinet. rt.com The UK Labour Party's "anti-Semitism crisis" has claimed another victim, as shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey is fired for sharing an article containing a so-called "anti-Semitic conspiracy theory." | "This afternoon Keir Starmer asked Rebecca Long-Bailey to step down from the shadow cabinet," a spokesman for the Labour leader said, claiming that an article she'd shared earlier on Thursday contained an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. | The statement went on to say that Starmer, who took over the party plagued with accusations of anti-Semitism, has been "clear that restoring trust with the Jewish c…

RT (2020-06-25). Fighting words: Trump tweets that police are 'furious' over plan to paint BLACK LIVES MATTER in front of Trump Tower in NYC. rt.com Bringing up a report that New York City wants to paint the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue, right outside his flagship property, US President Donald Trump said the city's police were mad about it. | Tweeting from a trip to Wisconsin on Thursday, Trump said he heard Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted to paint the city yellow with the name of the movement — and noted that some of its slogans are calling for the murder of police. | Told that

RT (2020-06-25). 'Black people don't give a damn about statues': BET founder mocks woke whites toppling monuments to assuage racial guilt. rt.com Painfully woke white people yanking TV shows off the air and tearing down statues aren't helping the racial justice cause, according to the founder of Black Entertainment Television. He says black people "laugh at" these displays. | Removing Confederate statues does nothing for black people, billionaire TV magnate Robert Johnson told Fox News on Wednesday. "It's not going to give a kid whose parents can't afford college, money to go to college. It's not going to close the labor gap…and it's not going to take people off welfare or food stamps." | It's tantamount to rearranging deck chairs on a racial Titanic.

South Front (2020-06-25). Video: Infighting Among Idlib Al Qaeda Radicals Resumes with Renewed Energy. globalresearch.ca Late on June 23, the Israeli Air Force conducted airstrikes on alleged Iranian-linked targets near al-Sukhna and Kabajab in central Syria and near Tel Al-Sahn in the countryside of as-Suwayda in southern Syria. A second wave of Israeli strikes early …

2020-06-25: News Headlines

Al Neal (2020-06-25). [Spoiler-free] Review: 'Da 5 Bloods' reclaims narrative of Black soldiers in Vietnam. peoplesworld.org War is hell. War never really ends. And if, as a civilian observer, you find it important to experience the realities and complexities of war and racism, then Spike Lee's latest film Da 5 Bloods is required watching. But be warned, it will not be an easy viewing: There will be discomfort, anger, and tears. Following …

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-06-25). Selective Tolerance: AIPAC and its Pro-Apartheid Ilk Come to Bat for Black Lives Matter. mintpressnews.com Pro-Israel groups in America are sending mixed signals: yes, we want equality for Black Americans; no, we do not want the same for Palestinians.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-06-25). The Struggle against Racism in the United States. globalresearch.ca "We beseech independent African states to help us bring our problem before the United Nations, on the grounds that the United States Government is morally incapable of protecting the lives and the property of 22 million African-Americans. And on the …

Staff (2020-06-25). Repair & Revive: Rev. William Barber on Fighting Racism, Poverty, Climate Change, War & Nationalism. democracynow.org The Poor People's Campaign offered a counterpoint to President Trump's sparsely attended Tulsa campaign rally with a mass digital gathering that unveiled a policy platform to spur "transformative action" on five key issues of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the threat of religious nationalism. "We have to repair and revive," says Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign. "That has to be a part of if we're truly going to ever be the democracy we claim to be on paper."

Herb Mintz (2020-06-25). Saturday 7/4: LaborFest 2020: Performance — Fascism & American Capitalism — by David Lee Morgan. indybay.org This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participate. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

Dennis Broe (2020-06-25). Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods': Black Lives Matter meets 'Rambo' [spoilers]. peoplesworld.org Spike Lee's new film for Netflix, Da 5 Bloods, about the aftereffects on African-American soldiers of the Vietnam War, opens spectacularly. A documentary sequence begins with Muhammad Ali detailing why he chooses not to fight: "My conscience won't let me go shoot my brother or some darker people…for big powerful America..for what?..They never lynched me, …

Staff (2020-06-25). Boycotting Israel Is Not A Crime, Says European Human Rights Court. therealnews.com The EHRC overturned the French court's convictions of 12 BDS activists for "incitement to discrimination" in a watershed ruling for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

calvin deutschbein (2020-06-25). U.S to Palestine, stop racist police terror! workers.org Demilitarize!Durham2 Palestine at the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street., joining over 200 social justice organizations,. Feb/ 8. Durham, N.C. As the uprising rocks the U.S., increasingly the veil over policing — a form of neocolonialism — is wearing thin. In the Triangle area of North Carolina, home of the . . . |

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-25). UN Security Council Members Slam Illegal Israeli Annexation Scheme. globalresearch.ca Israeli settlements breach international law, an indisputable fact. | The UN Charter bans use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, as well as forcible acquisition of territory not its own. | A joint statement by nearly …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-25). PA Political Circus: Why Abbas Must Hand the Keys over to the PLO. dissidentvoice.org The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas' former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments. So, when the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, announced on …

IMEMC News (2020-06-25). Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Jordan Valley. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, dozens of Palestinians in Fasayel village, in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The villagers, accompanied by several cabinet members and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials, were trying to hold a meeting in the village, …

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Belgian Lawmakers to Vote on Recognizing Palestine, Punishing Impending Israeli West Bank Annexation. sputniknews.com The 150-person Belgian Chamber of Representatives is slated to vote on Thursday regarding whether the country will "formally recognize the State of Palestine."

Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return (2020-06-25). Wednesday 7/1: Day Of Rage. indybay.org We will meet at San Francisco Civic Center and drive to 456 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA, 94104.

South Front (2020-06-25). Video: Infighting Among Idlib Al Qaeda Radicals Resumes with Renewed Energy. globalresearch.ca Late on June 23, the Israeli Air Force conducted airstrikes on alleged Iranian-linked targets near al-Sukhna and Kabajab in central Syria and near Tel Al-Sahn in the countryside of as-Suwayda in southern Syria. A second wave of Israeli strikes early …

Kurt Nimmo (2020-06-25). Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the Neoliberal Color Revolution in America. globalresearch.ca "The protests, riots, violent and non-violent actions sweeping across the United States since May 25, including an assault on the gates of the White House, begin to make sense when we understand the CIA's Color Revolution playbook," writes economic researcher, …

Rand Wilson (2020-06-25). Bernie Is Right: Unite to Dump Trump. zcomm.org When there are only two viable electoral choices, the decision to choose a neoliberal over a neofascist does not mean support for the neoliberal cause…

QUDSN (2020-06-25). UN Secretary General Urges 'Israel' to Cancel Annexation West Bank. globalresearch.ca UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on 'Israel' to cancel plans to annex parts of the West Bank, saying such a decision would be "the most serious violation of international law." | Guterres said the Israeli annexation plans would be destructive. …

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-25). Israeli Troops Abduct Two Palestinians From Two West Bank Cities. imemc.org Israeli troops abducted early on Thursday morning two Palestinian residents from two different West Bank cities. Local media outlets reported that Israeli soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, invaded the Nour Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem city in the West Bank. The sources said that the soldiers broke into and …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-25). United Nations warns Israel against proposed annexation of parts of occupied West Bank. peoplesdispatch.org UN secretary general António Guterres said that if implemented, the annexation plan would constitute a most serious violation of international law and grievously harm the prospect of a two-state solution…

PCHR (2020-06-25). PCHR: Palestinian Civilian Shot and Killed by IOF at al-Container Checkpoint in Eastern Bethlehem. imemc.org On Tuesday, 23 June 2020, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian after opening fire at his vehicle, which collided into the traffic island in the center of al-container military checkpoint, east of Bethlehem. The military claimed that the victim attempted to carry out a run-over attack, but according to the …

Philip Weiss (2020-06-25). Congressman Engel Bragged, 'I Sit Down with AIPAC on Every Piece of Legislation' Coming Out of Foreign Affairs Committee. globalresearch.ca Embattled congressman Eliot Engel, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has bragged that he sits down with the rightwing pro-Israel organization AIPAC on "every piece of legislation coming out of the Foreign Affairs Committee." | In a

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-25). Israeli Troops Cause the Injury of Dozens of Palestinians in East Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli troops caused on Wednesday night the injury of at least thirty eight Palestinian residents in the occupied East Jerusalem, by means of shooting rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas in the village of Abu Deis, east of the occupied Palestinian city. The local Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said …

IMEMC News (2020-06-25). Israeli Court Sentences A Detainee To Four Life Terms In Prison. imemc.org An Israeli court on Wednesday sentenced a Palestinian detainee to four life terms, in addition to imposing a fine of 16 Million Shekels after convicting him of killing two Israeli soldiers and of wounding 7 settlers (causing a young woman to miscarry) in two separate incidents in the year 2018, …

Kim Petersen (2020-06-25). The Oppressed Have the Moral Right to Decide How Best to Resist Their Oppression. dissidentvoice.org Question: Should people from the oppressor group tell the oppressed people how to conduct their resistance? Should Jews tell Palestinians what form their resistance to Israeli oppression should take? During World War II should Germans have directed Jewish, Roma, Slavic resistance in the concentration camps? Nowadays, should whites be telling Blacks how to resist systemic …

QUDSN (2020-06-25). UN Secretary General Urges 'Israel' to Cancel the Annexation of the West Bank. globalresearch.ca UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on 'Israel' to cancel plans to annex parts of the West Bank, saying such a decision would be "the most serious violation of international law." | Guterres said the Israeli annexation plans would be destructive. …

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights (2020-06-25). Israeli Soldier Given Derisory Sentence for the Unlawful Killing of a Palestinian Fisherman. imemc.org Press Release By Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: On 15 June 2020, an Israeli military court sentenced an Israeli soldier, who shot and killed 23-year-old Palestinian fisherman, Nawwaf al-Attar, off the coast of Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip, to a derisory 45-day prison sentence to be served through military-related …

John Ranson (2020-06-25). Long-Bailey sacked by Starmer supposedly over antisemitism. thecanary.co Rebecca Long-Bailey has been dramatically sacked from Labour's shadow cabinet after sharing an article supposedly containing an antisemitic conspiracy theory.Tweet: Party leader Keir Starmer took action after shadow education secretary Long-Bailey

_____ (2020-06-25). Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy. popularresistance.org On May 25, a Minneapolis police officer tortured George Floyd to death in what his brother, Philonise Floyd, called "a modern-day lynching in broad daylight." Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in all 50 states and Washington D.C.; the anti-racist uprisings continue. | Why do a majority of people in this country now support the Movement for Black Lives? Why have calls to defund and abolish the police entered the mainstream discourse? Why are people risking the deadly coronavirus to join the protests? And why are we seeing what may be the broadest popular movement in the history of the United Stat…

_____ (2020-06-25). CHOP And The Juneteenth Longshore Strike. popularresistance.org On June 19, the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union (ILWU), a militant union of 42,000 members, shut down 29 ports along the West Coast of the United States and Canada, as workers withheld their labor for 8 hours. The strike was organized to demonstrate the labor movement's solidarity with black lives after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, and held on the Juneteenth anniversary of the emancipation of the last chattel slaves in the US in 1865. | As part of the action, a mass demonstration marched through Oakland's port and downtown, with several thousand in attendance.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Calls to List Antifa as Terrorist Organisation in Sweden in the Wake of Black Lives Matter Riots. sputniknews.com US President Donald Trump has argued the violent Black Lives Matter rallies that blossomed across the country following the death of African American George Floyd in police custody and which include looting and pillaging, are being led by Antifa, and pledged to designate it as a terrorist organisation, making it illegal on American soil.

Defund the Police State (2020-06-25). Ferry Building to City Hall and Beyond: March for Freedom and Justice in San Francisco. indybay.org Black Lives Matter supporters marched from the Ferry Building to City Hall to 555 Franklin, headquarters of the San Francisco Unified School District, with rallies at each stop on June 19.

Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter (2020-06-25). Saturday 6/27: Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Santa Cruz Clock Tower | Pacific Ave. and Water St., Santa Cruz…

Sit.Walk.Listen. (2020-06-25). Sunday 6/28: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park (19th st. and Telegraph ave), Oakland, CA | Dear siblings, these times are a great call for change. | As mindfulness practitioners, we can breathe for others who cannot. Let's bring the practice of peaceful compassionate nonviolence to the streets; to listen, to follow, and support black people. | As Thich Nhat Hanh once said: "Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity." | Together we can walk in peace, love, compassion and awareness.

Celeste Dale (2020-06-24). Anti-China racism aims to distract Australians as U.S. economic control grows. peoplesworld.org SYDNEY—The ramping up of anti-China sentiment in Australia has contributed to layoffs for many Australians working in international education, an industry which has already been seriously impacted by travel restrictions pertaining to COVID-19. While the reasons made by institutions such as universities continue to center purely around COVID-19, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism has …

Sam Pizzigati (2020-06-24). For a Racism-Free 22nd Century, We Need a Billionaire-Free 21st. counterpunch.org The novel coronavirus just keeps coming — and so do the billions for America's top billionaires. The nation's five richest — Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, and Larry Ellison — have added a combined $101.7 billion to their net worth since the virus hit hard nationally in March. These five exceedingly affluent

Luke Eastwood (2020-06-24). Racism: Another Crossroads. dissidentvoice.org I am a white person. I am also male. Some people would immediately dismiss my opinion on that basis, but they would be wrong to because prejudice is wrong. Like all decent people, I am appalled by racism and prejudice in general, but I see the behaviour and reactions of many people (although well-intentioned rage) …

Andrew J. Bacevich (2020-06-24). Martin Luther King's Giant Triplets. zcomm.org Racism, Yes, But What About Militarism and Materialism?

_____ (2020-06-24). Mapping Police Violence Across The USA. popularresistance.org Police forces across the United States have committed widespread and egregious human rights violations in response to largely peaceful assemblies protesting systemic racism and police violence, including the killing of Black people. | Amnesty International has documented 125 separate incidents of police violence against protesters in 40 states and the District of Columbia between 26 May and 5 June 2020. These acts of excessive force were committed by members of state and local police departments, as well as by National Guard troops and security force personnel from several federal agencies. Among the abuses docum…

_____ (2020-06-24). What Elinor Ostrom's Work Tells Us About Defunding The Police. popularresistance.org In the past weeks, I've watched the news about the explosion of protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and around the world, and the resulting conversations on police defunding, reform or abolition. As I scrolled through social media and obsessively scanned and rescanned the headlines, a small thought tugged at me. | It was the story of how one of my heroes, Elinor Ostrom, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2009, had arrived at the research that made her famous. Ostrom has become celebrated as the person who introduced the world to "the commons" — that is, ho…

RT (2020-06-24). Liberal white woman on crusade to 'fix racism' goes viral for berating black cops (VIDEOS). rt.com A liberal white woman is being roasted on social media for attempting to explain away her harassment of black police officers as part of her crusade to "fix racism." | The incident took place on Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DC on Tuesday, when the woman was among a group of protesters haranguing police officers, who were monitoring the demonstrations taking place in the shadow of the White House. | The woman could be heard asking a black police officer "when you take off your uniform are you afraid of police?" only to be met with stoic silence from the cop, who was one of several black cops who were…

NAACP (2020-06-24). Wednesday 6/24: NAACP Town Hall: A Legal Perspective on Disparities & Systemic Racism in America (online). indybay.org

Staff (2020-06-24). Outbreak at San Quentin: COVID Is Skyrocketing in CA Prisons. Why Haven't More People Been Released? democracynow.org As coronavirus rapidly spreads through California's overcrowded prisons, 400 people have tested positive for the virus at San Quentin State Prison. Advocates and incarcerated people warn conditions behind bars make it nearly impossible to stop the virus once it enters. We speak with Adnan Khan, executive director of Re: Store Justice, an organization that advocates for policy and alternative responses to violence and life sentences. He links inhumane prison conditions to the mass uprising in the streets against systemic racism and state violence. "There are literally millions of people in prison based on the 'cred…

sputniknews (2020-06-24). Charges Dropped Against Alberta First Nations Chief Who Resisted Police Arrest – Report. sputniknews.com The case of Chief Allan Adam has drawn harsh criticism from both the public and officials, including Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and has been used to highlight racial discrimination by law enforcement against ethnic minorities.

Staff (2020-06-24). The Next AOC? Progressive Insurgent Jamaal Bowman Takes Big Lead Over Rep. Eliot Engel in NY Primary. democracynow.org In what could be one of the biggest progressive upsets of the year, Jamaal Bowman, an African American former middle school principal, appears headed to victory over 16-term Democratic Congressmember Eliot Engel in Tuesday's New York primary election. The race has not been called, but Bowman has a large lead over Engel, the powerful chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee known for his support of Israel. Bowman supports a Green New Deal, Medicare for All and defunding the police. We air his remarks from a campaign party late Tuesday.

Eds. (2020-06-24). 'Act with necessary force': Greta Thunberg says BLM protests & 'corona crisis' give blueprint for climate change fight. mronline.org The Black Lives Matter protests across the world show the 'necessary force' people need to use when fighting global warming, teen activist turned climate change icon Greta Thunberg believes.

Susie Day (2020-06-24). America liberated! Trump found in bunker! mronline.org An ad-hoc alliance of radical armies demanding justice for Black lives broke through federal barricades today to storm Capitol Hill.

Betsey Piette (2020-06-24). Juneteenth/ Racist cops, statues under siege. workers.org On Juneteenth — June 19, 1865 — also known as Freedom Day, enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, were told they were finally freed. Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, declaring that all enslaved people in the Confederate states would be forever free, took over . . . |

Raul Diego (2020-06-24). The High-Tech Profiling of Native Americans Under COVID-19 Could Be Headed Your Way. mintpressnews.com As a racial profiling scandal unfolds in a New Mexico hospital targeting Native American mothers, the same principles of racial discrimination dominate the emerging technological surveillance landscape.

Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold (2020-06-24). Will Biden Remain Tone Deaf to Palestinian Rights? dissidentvoice.org Joe Biden wants you to believe that he is opposed to Israel's likely annexation of parts of the West Bank that Netanyahu plans to carry out in July. "I do not support annexation," he said during a call with American Jewish donors on June 16. But only a month ago, Biden senior foreign policy advisor …

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2020-06-24). Black and Indigenous solidarity deepens. workers.org As pent-up anger against white supremacy boils over in the uprising after the murder of George Floyd, Black and Indigenous solidarity in California is taking down statues of Junípero Serra-—the hated boss of the California mission system which enslaved and murdered thousands of Native people during Spanish colonization. In San . . . |

2020-06-24: News Headlines

calvin deutschbein (2020-06-25). U.S to Palestine, stop racist police terror! workers.org Demilitarize!Durham2 Palestine at the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street., joining over 200 social justice organizations,. Feb/ 8. Durham, N.C. As the uprising rocks the U.S., increasingly the veil over policing — a form of neocolonialism — is wearing thin. In the Triangle area of North Carolina, home of the . . . |

Andrew J. Bacevich (2020-06-24). Martin Luther King's Giant Triplets. zcomm.org Racism, Yes, But What About Militarism and Materialism?

Celeste Dale (2020-06-24). Anti-China racism aims to distract Australians as U.S. economic control grows. peoplesworld.org SYDNEY—The ramping up of anti-China sentiment in Australia has contributed to layoffs for many Australians working in international education, an industry which has already been seriously impacted by travel restrictions pertaining to COVID-19. While the reasons made by institutions such as universities continue to center purely around COVID-19, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism has …

Luke Eastwood (2020-06-24). Racism: Another Crossroads. dissidentvoice.org I am a white person. I am also male. Some people would immediately dismiss my opinion on that basis, but they would be wrong to because prejudice is wrong. Like all decent people, I am appalled by racism and prejudice in general, but I see the behaviour and reactions of many people (although well-intentioned rage) …

Susie Day (2020-06-24). America liberated! Trump found in bunker! mronline.org An ad-hoc alliance of radical armies demanding justice for Black lives broke through federal barricades today to storm Capitol Hill.

Eds. (2020-06-24). 'Act with necessary force': Greta Thunberg says BLM protests & 'corona crisis' give blueprint for climate change fight. mronline.org The Black Lives Matter protests across the world show the 'necessary force' people need to use when fighting global warming, teen activist turned climate change icon Greta Thunberg believes.

Betsey Piette (2020-06-24). Juneteenth/ Racist cops, statues under siege. workers.org On Juneteenth — June 19, 1865 — also known as Freedom Day, enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, were told they were finally freed. Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, declaring that all enslaved people in the Confederate states would be forever free, took over . . . |

Raul Diego (2020-06-24). The High-Tech Profiling of Native Americans Under COVID-19 Could Be Headed Your Way. mintpressnews.com As a racial profiling scandal unfolds in a New Mexico hospital targeting Native American mothers, the same principles of racial discrimination dominate the emerging technological surveillance landscape.

Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold (2020-06-24). Will Biden Remain Tone Deaf to Palestinian Rights? dissidentvoice.org Joe Biden wants you to believe that he is opposed to Israel's likely annexation of parts of the West Bank that Netanyahu plans to carry out in July. "I do not support annexation," he said during a call with American Jewish donors on June 16. But only a month ago, Biden senior foreign policy advisor …

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2020-06-24). Black and Indigenous solidarity deepens. workers.org As pent-up anger against white supremacy boils over in the uprising after the murder of George Floyd, Black and Indigenous solidarity in California is taking down statues of Junípero Serra-—the hated boss of the California mission system which enslaved and murdered thousands of Native people during Spanish colonization. In San . . . |

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-24). "Greater Israel" in the Making: Netanyahu Regime's Illegal Annexation Scheme Nears Implementation. globalresearch.ca Trump's unlawful Deal of the Century scheme green-lighted Israeli annexation of illegally established settlements on stolen Palestinian land and the Jordan Valley. | Netanyahu earlier vowed to press ahead with annexation. | Reportedly on or around July 1, he'll initially announce the …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-24). The PLO's Half-Hearted Attempt to Counter Israeli Annexation of Palestine. mintpressnews.com As soon as Washington's plan was announced in January, followed by Israel's insistence that annexation of Palestinian territories was imminent, the PLO spun into a strange political mode, far more unpredictable and bizarre than ever before.

Yves Engler (2020-06-24). Canada's Security Council Defeat is a Win for Palestine. dissidentvoice.org Canada's defeat in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council is a major victory for Palestinian solidarity. It also puts Canada's Israel lobby on the defensive. Israeli politicians and commentators have begun to publicly bemoan the loss. Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, told the Jerusalem Post, "we are disappointed …

Andrew Butler (2020-06-24). Here's why you might not be seeing the systems of oppression that surround us. thecanary.co Sometimes it's hard to see the systems of oppression we're living in. This is especially true when you're not directly subjected to that oppression yourself. I say this as a caution, not as an excuse. Here's why. | I was born in South Africa in 1974. That year John Vorster, a staunch proponent of apartheid, was re-elected president in a ballot in which only white people could vote. Nelson Mandela was in prison and the

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-24). Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank. imemc.org Israeli troops abducted early on Wednesday several Palestinian residents in different parts of the West Bank. In the West city of Qalqilia, the troops abducted six residents including Wael Abuqamar, 44, Yousef Alra'y, 39, Belal Meskawi, 39, Ibrahim Shbaita, 40, as well as two brothers, Husseun Ibtaly, 23 and Bara', …

Ali Salam (2020-06-24). Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian-owned Home in Silwan. imemc.org The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished a Palestinian-owned home, on Tuesday, in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem, under the pretext of the lack of an Israeli permit. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that municipality crews, backed by Israeli special forces as well as police, stormed Silwan, surrounded the …

Ali Salam (2020-06-24). Settlers Attack Several Palestinians in the West Bank. imemc.org Palestinian civilians were injured, on Tuesday, when a group of illegal Israeli settlers assaulted them in Ras Karkar village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources stated that several colonists assaulted Palestinian farmers working on their land. The assaulted family members Rateb …

_____ (2020-06-24). Mapping Police Violence Across The USA. popularresistance.org Police forces across the United States have committed widespread and egregious human rights violations in response to largely peaceful assemblies protesting systemic racism and police violence, including the killing of Black people. | Amnesty International has documented 125 separate incidents of police violence against protesters in 40 states and the District of Columbia between 26 May and 5 June 2020. These acts of excessive force were committed by members of state and local police departments, as well as by National Guard troops and security force personnel from several federal agencies. Among the abuses docum…

_____ (2020-06-24). What Elinor Ostrom's Work Tells Us About Defunding The Police. popularresistance.org In the past weeks, I've watched the news about the explosion of protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and around the world, and the resulting conversations on police defunding, reform or abolition. As I scrolled through social media and obsessively scanned and rescanned the headlines, a small thought tugged at me. | It was the story of how one of my heroes, Elinor Ostrom, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2009, had arrived at the research that made her famous. Ostrom has become celebrated as the person who introduced the world to "the commons" — that is, ho…

_____ (2020-06-24). Reparations And The Palestinian Right Of Return. popularresistance.org The calls "Black Lives Matter" and "Free, Free Palestine," serve to remind us that Palestine is not free and that if the lives of Black people mattered, there would be no need for the call. In both cases, people are in the grips of a cruel, racist system that refuses to let go. In both cases, people are being hunted down, caged, strangled, and shot to death, and the root cause of their suffering is rarely addressed. | In Palestine, the return of refugees is the issue that has the capacity to completely alter the conversation and ultimately bring justice to Palestinians. However few are willing to bring it up, muc…

_____ (2020-06-24). NYPD Enforcement Of Low-Level Offenses Accounts For Huge Department Expenditures, Racial Disparities. popularresistance.org New York City criminalizes drugs and low-level broken windows offenses at a startling rate, with enforcement in these areas accounting for a vast proportion of the NYPD's policing activities and the city's budget, according to a new brief from Drug Policy Alliance. DPA released the brief in support of the Communities United for Police Reform coalition call for Mayor de Blasio and the NYC Council to cut the FY21 NYPD expense budget by $1 billion and redirect savings to core needs in Black, Latinx and other NYC communities of color that have long been the target of the drug war and racist policing. | The brief, "NY…

yenisafak (2020-06-24). UN chief calls on Israel to abandon West Bank annexation plan. yenisafak.com United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Israel on Wednesday to abandon its plans to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank."If implemented, annexation would constitute a most serious violation of international law, grievously harm the prospect of a two-State solution and undercut the possibilities of a renewal of negotiations," Guterres told the U.N. Security Council."I call on the Israeli Government to abandon its annexation plans," he said.

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Belgian Lawmakers to Vote on Recognizing Palestine, Punishing Impending Israeli West Bank Annexation. sputniknews.com The 150-person Belgian Chamber of Representatives is slated to vote on Thursday regarding whether the country will "formally recognize the State of Palestine."

sputniknews (2020-06-24). Charges Dropped Against Alberta First Nations Chief Who Resisted Police Arrest – Report. sputniknews.com The case of Chief Allan Adam has drawn harsh criticism from both the public and officials, including Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and has been used to highlight racial discrimination by law enforcement against ethnic minorities.

NAACP (2020-06-24). Wednesday 6/24: NAACP Town Hall: A Legal Perspective on Disparities & Systemic Racism in America (online). indybay.org

Herb Mintz (2020-06-24). Saturday 7/4: LaborFest 2020: Performance — Fascism & American Capitalism — by David Lee Morgan. indybay.org This is a internet Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to participate. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

Staff (2020-06-24). Outbreak at San Quentin: COVID Is Skyrocketing in CA Prisons. Why Haven't More People Been Released? democracynow.org As coronavirus rapidly spreads through California's overcrowded prisons, 400 people have tested positive for the virus at San Quentin State Prison. Advocates and incarcerated people warn conditions behind bars make it nearly impossible to stop the virus once it enters. We speak with Adnan Khan, executive director of Re: Store Justice, an organization that advocates for policy and alternative responses to violence and life sentences. He links inhumane prison conditions to the mass uprising in the streets against systemic racism and state violence. "There are literally millions of people in prison based on the 'cred…

Staff (2020-06-24). The Next AOC? Progressive Insurgent Jamaal Bowman Takes Big Lead Over Rep. Eliot Engel in NY Primary. democracynow.org In what could be one of the biggest progressive upsets of the year, Jamaal Bowman, an African American former middle school principal, appears headed to victory over 16-term Democratic Congressmember Eliot Engel in Tuesday's New York primary election. The race has not been called, but Bowman has a large lead over Engel, the powerful chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee known for his support of Israel. Bowman supports a Green New Deal, Medicare for All and defunding the police. We air his remarks from a campaign party late Tuesday.

Staff (2020-06-24). Palestinian Scholar Noura Erakat: Israeli Forces Killed My Cousin on His Sister's Wedding Day. democracynow.org Israeli soldiers on Tuesday killed 27-year-old Ahmed Erekat at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank as he was on his way to pick up his sister, who was set to be married that night. Ahmed Erekat is the nephew of senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and cousin of Palestinian American legal scholar Noura Erakat, who says Israeli claims that Ahmed was attempting a car-ramming attack on soldiers are completely unfounded. "What we understand is that Ahmed lost control of his car or was confused while he was in his car. That was all it took to have a kne…

Martha Grevatt (2020-06-24). Coast to coast, marchers declare: 'Black trans lives matter!'. workers.org "Say his name! Tony McDade!" These words rang out on June 20 as hundreds of Clevelanders, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies, marched to the theme, "All Black Lives Matter." They took to the streets to raise the name of Tony McDade, a Black trans man killed by police . . . |

sputniknews (2020-06-24). Why Black Lives Matter Global Network's Fundraising Bonanza Rings the Scam Alarm. sputniknews.com Though the Black Lives Matter Global Network positions itself as a charity, its funding and spending are not transparent, while its activities appear partisan and less than peaceful, say Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel and Robert Bishop, retired corporate CPA, suspecting the entity may be involved in potential fraud and money laundering schemes.

sputniknews (2020-06-24). Despite Border Tensions Between India and China, Russia to Ensure RIC Remains Viable, Experts Say. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The foreign ministers of Russia, India, and China on Tuesday participated in a special videoconference session called by Moscow to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War and the creation of the United Nations.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-24). Israeli regime facing 'collapse from within': Parliament Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that the Israeli regime is declining while pointing to the need for continuing resistance against the occupation.

Sit.Walk.Listen. (2020-06-24). Sunday 6/28: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park (19th st. and Telegraph ave), Oakland, CA | Dear siblings, these times are a great call for change. | As mindfulness practitioners, we can breathe for others who cannot. Let's bring the practice of peaceful compassionate nonviolence to the streets; to listen, to follow, and support black people. | As Thich Nhat Hanh once said: "Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity." | Together we can walk in peace, love, compassion and awareness.

Defund the Police State (2020-06-24). Ferry Building to City Hall and Beyond: March for Freedom and Justice in San Francisco. indybay.org Black Lives Matter supporters marched from the Ferry Building to City Hall to 555 Franklin, headquarters of the San Francisco Unified School District, with rallies at each stop on June 19.

Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter (2020-06-24). Saturday 6/27: Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Santa Cruz Clock Tower | Pacific Ave. and Water St., Santa Cruz…

Alex Darocy (2020-06-24). Santa Cruz Mission Spray Painted Again and More Downtown Fencing Liberated during Defund SCPD March. indybay.org Mission Santa Cruz was spray painted for a second time this month during a march organized on June 21 in support of defunding the Santa Cruz Police Department. The phrase "Maldita Cruz," which roughly translates to "cursed cross" or "damned cross," was spray painted on the replica mission, and an American flag was burned on the mission's historical landmark plaque, with the phrase "decolonize everything" spray painted over it. The word "genocide" was spray painted on the back of the historic marker. Individuals participating in the march also removed the fencing that was installed by the City of Santa Cruz to pre…

_____ (2020-06-24). Fascists Are Always Frightened of Communes. strategic-culture.org Fascists and their have, through history, been averse to the idea of communes. Communes always evoke in fascists their innate fear of popular uprisings against vicious statist governments. The popular musical "Les Miserables," which is based on Victor Hugo's eponymous novel about early 19th century France that saw the people rebel against resurgent royalists following the French Revolution, features a song about manning the barricades of a Parisian commune. The song, "Do You Hear the People Sing?", includes the following lyrics: | "Will you join in our crusade? | Who will be strong and stand with me? | Beyond t…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-24). Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian man on his sister's wedding day. peoplesdispatch.org 27-year-old Ahmed Erekat was left to die, bleeding on the ground at an Israeli military checkpoint while he was on his way to pick up his sister and mother from a salon…

Farhang Jahanpour (2020-06-23). George Floyd's Killing and Its International Repercussions. dissidentvoice.org Part One — Part 2 here. The gruesome killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 25 May 2020 has given rise to an unprecedented campaign against police brutality in the United States, and in turn has acted as a fuse for a worldwide uprising against racism and inequality. Floyd's killing triggered massive demonstrations in …

Andrea Mazzarino (2020-06-23). The US Military Also Has a Racism Problem. thenation.com The US Military Also Has a Racism Problem…

Farhang Jahanpour (2020-06-23). The International Repercussions from George Floyd's Killing. dissidentvoice.org Pulling down statues may make us feel good but will not eliminate the root causes of racism and discrimination. Part Two — Part 1 here. The protests to the cruel killing of George Floyd and many others before him and even some after him have not remained confined to the United States or among black …

Sarah Anderson (2020-06-23). Virtual Poor People's Campaign Rally Draws Crowd of More Than a Million. zcomm.org The virtual rally lifted up people who are living the interconnected injustices that have been the campaign's focus for the past two years: systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, and militarism and the war economy…

CP Editor (2020-06-23). Richard Pryor How Capitalism Promotes Racism. counterpunch.org

Eds. (2020-06-23). 'An Extraordinary Moment': Angela Davis says protests recognize long overdue anti-racist work. mronline.org As politicians and activists across the country try to reenvision law enforcement, Black revolutionary Angela Davis says reform can only go so far in addressing the inherent racism in policing.

RT (2020-06-23). #JusticeforSteve: List of victims of police brutality worldwide gets longer but endless number of hashtags falls on deaf ears. rt.com As the world grapples with questions concerning police brutality, racism, and discrimination, it's worth taking a look back at a case that sparked outrage and calls for police reform in France a year ago. | The case of Steve Maia Caniço put a long record of excessive use of force by police under the microscope. | But, one year later, what has changed, if anything? Not a whole lot. Anti-police protests in the US have sparked renewed anger at the French police system. Steve represents just one of many cases of police brutality which resulted in the death of an innocent person. Time has passed but #Justice…

RT (2020-06-23). Rude 'Karen' shamed in viral video, but who's really stoking racism? rt.com It's a sight we're all familiar with. An entitled white woman called out for her alleged racism is shamed in front of the world in a viral video. But in the most recent case, things aren't exactly what they seem. | In video footage shot in Seattle on Monday, black Twitter user Karlos Dillard confronted a middle-aged white woman who, he said, had cut him off in traffic then flipped him off. Following the woman home, Dillard asked her to speak to him outside her house, but the woman refused, covering her face and attempting to hide her license plate from his camera. | This Karen cut me off, break checked some al…

The Canary (2020-06-23). Eton headmaster apologises to former pupil for racism. thecanary.co The headmaster of Eton College has reportedly apologised to a black former pupil for the racism he was subjected to during his studies in the 1960s.Writer Dillibe Onyeama

FRHKS (2020-06-23). WATCH: Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3). indybay.org Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3) is a short video being released at this time to highlight another dimension of the protests taking place around the world supporting Black Lives Matter and to draw attention to racism in criminal justice systems around the world.

Nick Licata (2020-06-23). Supreme Court DACA Decision. zcomm.org Was it more concerned about humanity or legality?>

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Andrea Mazzarino (2020-06-23). The US Military Also Has a Racism Problem. thenation.com The US Military Also Has a Racism Problem…

Lee Camp (2020-06-23). These 3 Studies Can Prove To Anyone That Systemic Racism Is Very Very Real. counterpunch.org Racism is like sewage. Whether we're currently engaging in a national dialogue about it or not, it's still there. It runs under our streets, our buildings, our society. Millions of tons of shit. Rarely is racism truly visible to the naked eye. More often, it trickles along beneath our collective consciousness, quietly infecting everything. A

Sarah Anderson (2020-06-23). Virtual Poor People's Campaign Rally Draws Crowd of More Than a Million. zcomm.org The virtual rally lifted up people who are living the interconnected injustices that have been the campaign's focus for the past two years: systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, and militarism and the war economy…

The Canary (2020-06-23). Eton headmaster apologises to former pupil for racism. thecanary.co The headmaster of Eton College has reportedly apologised to a black former pupil for the racism he was subjected to during his studies in the 1960s.Writer Dillibe Onyeama

NAACP (2020-06-23). Wednesday 6/24: NAACP Town Hall: A Legal Perspective on Disparities & Systemic Racism in America (online). indybay.org

FRHKS (2020-06-23). WATCH: Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3). indybay.org Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3) is a short video being released at this time to highlight another dimension of the protests taking place around the world supporting Black Lives Matter and to draw attention to racism in criminal justice systems around the world.

Nick Licata (2020-06-23). Supreme Court DACA Decision: Was It More Concerned About Humanity or Legality? counterpunch.org On June 17, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the 700,000 immigrants, who were minors when they were brought into the US without immigration papers, would continue to be protected from being deported. The media largely focused on the humane impact the decision would have on the many lives whose future depended on it. But

Nick Licata (2020-06-23). Supreme Court DACA Decision. zcomm.org Was it more concerned about humanity or legality?>

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-23). Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians, Including a Woman in East Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli troops abducted early on Tuesday several Palestinian residents, including a woman, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Wadi Alhelwa Information Center in the Selwan neighborhood in the occupied East Jerusalem, reported that Israeli intelligence service, backed by Israeli troops, broke into the Wadi Elhelwa neighborhood, stormed and vandalized a …

Jonathan Cook (2020-06-23). Why the Assault on a Diplomat in Israel should Come as No Surprise. dissidentvoice.org An Israeli diplomat filed a complaint last week with police after he was pulled to the ground in Jerusalem by four security guards, who knelt on his neck for five minutes as he cried out: "I can't breathe." There are obvious echoes of the treatment of George Floyd, an African-American killed by police in Minneapolis …

IMEMC Staff (2020-06-23). Israeli Soldiers Injure a Palestinian, Cause Others to Suffocate by Tear Gas. imemc.org In the West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli soldiers shot and wounded a Palestinian youth late on Monday night and caused many others to suffocate by tear gas canisters, they fired on protesters near the Jousef Tombstone. Witnesses told media outlets that the soldiers clashed with tens of Palestinian …

Ali Salam (2020-06-23). Eight Palestinians Injured by Israeli Forces in Jordan Valley Protest. imemc.org Israeli military forces shot and injured 8 Palestinian civilians, Monday evening, in Jericho in the occupied Jordan Valley, Palestinian Information Center reported. Thousands of Palestinians turned out to the protest against the impending annexation of much of the Jordan Valley, however, Israeli forces closed entrances to Jericho city, leading to …

Celine Hagbard (2020-06-23). Palestinian Baby Dies After Israel Denies Permit for Medical Treatment. imemc.org The Israeli Annexation Plan, announced last month by Israeli authorities, and put into practice this month, has apparently claimed its first victim, as a Palestinian baby scheduled for a lifesaving operation in Israel was denied a permit by Israeli authorities who run the West Bank and Gaza under martial law. …

_____ (2020-06-23). Black Activists Expose The FBI Targeting Their Movements. popularresistance.org In 2017, a leak from the FBI revealed they were targeting black activists organizing to end racist policies and practices calling them "Black Identity Extremists." This is consistent with the FBI's long history of investigating and harassing black and brown activists. Organizations like Media Justice and the ACLU have been working to get information from the FBI about what they are doing and who they are targeting but the FBI has been putting barriers in their way. We speak with Myaisha Hayes of Media Justice about what they have learned so far and its impact on activists. Hayes also discusses their efforts to ur…

yenisafak (2020-06-23). Indonesian Muslim scholars worried by Europe Islamophobia. yenisafak.com Indonesian Muslim intellectuals have voiced their concerns following a recent report on mounting Islamophobia in western countries.A report published Sunday by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), a think tank based int eh Turkish capital Ankara, outlined the discrimination and xenophobia that many Muslims face in European countries. The European Islamophobia Report 2019 recounted many Islamophobic developments that occurred last year in both Europe and across the world."The elections to the European parliament and to several national parliaments saw a further rise in popularity of…

yenisafak (2020-06-23). Floyd protests bring down symbols of West's brutal past. yenisafak.com Amid continued protests over the killing of George Floyd in police custody, historical monuments in both the US and Europe are being targeted due to their links to the West's history of slavery and colonialism.Floyd, 46, an unarmed black man, died after being pinned down on May 25 by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota after reportedly attempting to use a counterfeit $20 bill.His last words, "I can't breathe," became a slogan for worldwide protests.His death has prompted weeks of mass protests across both the US and Europe, and spurred calls for works honoring racist figures to be removed.- USSculptu…

R. Robertson (2020-06-23). BLM Demonstrators Calling for Racial Justice March on Facebook HQ. indybay.org On June 12, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters demanded Facebook stop funding local police by marching on the social media giant's headquarters in Menlo Park.

Defund the Police State (2020-06-23). Ferry Building to City Hall and Beyond: March for Freedom and Justice in San Francisco. indybay.org Black Lives Matter supporters marched from the Ferry Building to City Hall to 555 Franklin, headquarters of the San Francisco Unified School District, with rallies at each stop on June 19.

Sit.Walk.Listen. (2020-06-23). Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Dear siblings, these times are a great call for change. | As mindfulness practitioners, we can breathe for others who cannot. Let's bring the practice of peaceful compassionate nonviolence to the streets; to listen, to follow, and support black people. | As Thich Nhat Hanh once said: "Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity." | Together we can walk in peace, love, compassion and awareness.

Alex Darocy (2020-06-23). Santa Cruz Mission Spray Painted Again and More Downtown Fencing Liberated during Defund SCPD March. indybay.org Mission Santa Cruz was spray painted for a second time this month during a march organized on June 21 in support of defunding the Santa Cruz Police Department. The phrase "Maldita Cruz," which roughly translates to "cursed cross" or "damned cross," was spray painted on the replica mission, and an American flag was burned on the mission's historical landmark plaque, with the phrase "decolonize everything" spray painted over it. The word "genocide" was spray painted on the back of the historic marker. Individuals participating in the march also removed the fencing that was installed by the City of Santa Cruz to pre…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-06-22). Police Violence and Racism Have Always Been Tools of Capitalism. dissidentvoice.org The system-wide challenges the United States faces with policing are entrenched and deeply rooted. When the historical and current practices of police are examined, it is evident police have been designed to uphold the status quo including racial injustice and class inequality. Whenever political movements develop to respond to racial and class unfairness, the police …

Rima Najjar (2020-06-22). Anti-Palestinian and Anti-Arab Racism: When Will Racism Become the Defining Experience of Israel's Founding? globalresearch.ca Today we are experiencing in the American public space an electric historic occurrence. We are, as a society, finally passing vocal moral judgment on anti-Black racism, which has emerged as an intensely emotive issue. | Anti-Black racism is no longer acceptable …

J.P. Linstroth (2020-06-22). Why Race is Everything in America. counterpunch.org The issues of 'race' and 'racism' have been with us since the founding of our august republic. Unfortunately, they are perniciously still with us today. They were the reason we fought the Civil War (1861-1865) and have mired our history throughout. There is no period in our history, the history of the United States, when

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2020-06-22). Racism, COVID-19, and the fight for economic justice. mronline.org While the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the United States were triggered by recent police murders of unarmed African Americans, they are also helping to encourage popular recognition that racism has a long history with punishing consequences for black people that extend beyond policing.

Sarah Anderson (2020-06-22). Virtual Poor People's Campaign Rally Draws Crowd of More Than a Million. commondreams.org The virtual rallies over the weekend organized by the Poor People's Campaign "lifted up people who are living the interconnected injustices that have been the campaign's focus for the past two years: systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, and militarism and the war economy. Many spoke of how the Covid-19 pandemic has only deepened existing inequalities." (Photo: Poor People's Campaign) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-06-22). Rapper Lil Baby's new single begins to address "The Bigger Picture" wsws.org Atlanta rapper Lil Baby has released a new song about the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality.

Eds. (2020-06-22). Freedom Rider: Churchill, Columbus and Leopold fall down. mronline.org The discomfort caused to elites is of no concern to anyone who wants to strike at the heart of racism. Goodbye and good riddance to Churchill, Columbus, Leopold and all of their ilk, writes Margaret Kimberley.

Hadassah Patterson (2020-06-22). Minnesota Protests Feed Equality. zcomm.org Real change requires exposing the framework of systemic racism. Protesters want people to realize that racism exists on every cornerstone the country was built on…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-22). Hundreds of thousands join the New Poor People's Campaign virtual March. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—From eradication of poverty, an end to U.S. racism, to dismantling the war machine and creating a Green New Deal with thousands of well-paying jobs — especially union jobs — hundreds of thousands of people demanded a complete reversal and creation of a better society in three virtual mass marches on D.C. the weekend of …

Liberation Staff (2020-06-22). ILWU shuts down 29 ports for Juneteenth, Movement for Black Lives. liberationnews.org The International Longshore and Warehouse Union made a significant intervention into the national uprising against racism by organizing the Juneteenth West Coast Port Shutdown on June 19, closing down 29 ports in the U.S. and Canada. This act of solidarity is in keeping with the union's long tradition of fighting racism and for working-class unity. …

Judy Greenspan (2020-06-22). Juneteenth: ILWU shuts down 29 ports along the West Coast. workers.org Oakland, Calif. Taking bold stands against systemic racism and oppression is nothing new for the Bay Area's Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10. The union has organized work stoppages to protest many injustices from apartheid in South Africa to the police murder of Oscar Grant to the Israeli bombing . . . |

Labor Video Project (2020-06-22). Time To Shut It Down! A Day Of Action & ILWU Juneteenth At Port Of Oakland. indybay.org The ILWU initiated Committee Against Police Terror and Systemic. Racism rallied at the Port of Oakland on Juneteenth which is June 19, 2020. At the Port a rally was held before the march.

Staff (2020-06-22). Trump's Reelection Playbook: Racist Tropes & Downplaying COVID Pandemic by Slowing Down Testing. democracynow.org As the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 nears 120,000 and mass protests against police brutality and racism continue, President Trump faces condemnation for his remarks at his poorly attended campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he repeated racist terms like "kung flu" and lashed out at protesters. "You just see this tremendous impulse to divide," says Emily Bazelon, staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. "This is what has worked for Trump in the past. He is not going to change now."

Staff (2020-06-22). Five Black & Brown Men Have Been Recently Found Hanged in Public. Were Some of Them Lynched? democracynow.org As mass protests against racism and police brutality continue, at least five men — four Black and one Latinx — have been found hanging in public across the U.S. in recent weeks. We speak with Jacqueline Olive, director of "Always in Season," a documentary that examines the history of lynchings through the story of Lennon Lacy, an African American teenager who was found hanged from a swing set in 2014. "They deserve a full investigation," Olive says of the recent hangings, "and given the context of this history … that we look at them more than three days, and then that they are looked at as a whole."

Staff (2020-06-22). "Robert E. Lee Was a Brutal Slave Master": Activist's Call to Rename Louisiana School Goes Viral. democracynow.org We play a video that has now gone viral from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where community activist Gary Chambers Jr. calls out members of the Lee High School school board for their racism during a June 18 meeting to discuss a resolution to rename the school, which is named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Chambers urged members to choose a name in honor of people who fought slavery and racism, not someone who defended it, and addressed board member Connie Bernard, who had defended Robert E. Lee and was seen shopping on her computer during the meeting.

Staff (2020-06-22). Headlines for June 22, 2020. democracynow.org AG Barr Under Fire as Dems Launch Investigation into Firing of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, Coronavirus Cases Surging in U.S. and Around the World, Antiracism Uprising Continues as Demonstrators Celebrate Juneteenth, Dept. of Homeland Security Spied on Protesters in 15+ U.S. Cities, More Confederate and Racist Statues Fall Across the Country, Protesters Call for Justice After Fatal Shooting of 18-Year-Old Andres Guardado in Gardena, CA, Louisville Police Chief Moves to Fire Officer Who Shot and Killed Breonna Taylor, 19-Year-Old Killed in Shooting in Seattle's Autonomous "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest" Zone, No…

Staff (2020-06-22). Netanyahu Ties Corruption Trial To West Bank Annexation Plans. therealnews.com Netanyahu says his trial is not about corruption, but about the fate of Israel and the Jewish people. He demands Palestinians give their consent to Israeli annexation, leading to anti-annexation demonstrations in Israel.

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-06-22). Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy. globalresearch.ca That's not a chip on my shoulder. | That's your foot on my neck. | — Malcolm X | On May 25, a Minneapolis police officer tortured George Floyd to death in what his brother, Philonise Floyd,

Gil Netter (2020-06-22). Connecticut uprisings are the seeds of a better world. peoplesworld.org NEW LONDON, Conn. — Black Lives Matter and racial justice rallies and marches have continued over several weeks across Southeastern Connecticut cities and towns. These events have involved people of all colors and ages in New London, Groton, Norwich, Mystic, East Lyme, Waterford, and Old Lyme. The events show people's concerns over police violence against …

Cathy Rojas (2020-06-22). Building multinational unity for Black lives. liberationnews.org On June 14, a Black Lives Matter protest began in Jackson Heights, the most diverse urban area in the world, ending in the immigrant neighborhood of Corona, the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in New York City. The protest had an explicitly theme of "Multinational Unity for Black Lives," and united the multinational, largely immigrant …

Fiore Longo (2020-06-22). Do Black Lives Matter to Big Conservation Groups? counterpunch.org You are walking through the rainforest with your best friend. Sunlight sparkles through the leaves and the two of you are chatting and laughing. Birds tweet, monkeys hoot, and perhaps that was the sound of a forest elephant you heard in the distance. Suddenly you hear the crack of a rifle: your best friend collapses, crumpled, and you fall to your knees to catch them as their blood pours over your hands and stains your clothes.

Larry Holmes (2020-06-22). Finishing the unfinished revolution — from Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter — a WW commentary. workers.org The following is a slightly edited talk given June 19 by Larry Holmes, Workers World Party First Secretary, during the WWP webinar on "Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter Rebellion." Larry Holmes. WW Photo: Liza Green This Juneteenth is probably going to be one of the biggest Juneteenths in a . . . |

John Wojcik (2020-06-22). Poor turnout, hate speech, COVID infections mark Trump's Tulsa rally. peoplesworld.org TULSA, Okla.—President Donald Trump addressed his flop of a rally Saturday in a speech that tried to convince his supporters that literally everywhere they turn there are "left-wing radicals" waiting for Joe Biden to be elected so that they can make their move and destroy the American way of life. He praised Confederate statues and …

Alan Macleod (2020-06-22). Why So Few American Muslims Serve in the US Military. mintpressnews.com Despite the large and active recruitment drives targeting them, a heightened level of casual and toxic Islamophobia within the ranks of America's Armed Forces is alienating many Muslim Americans who might otherwise consider joining.

Miko Peled (2020-06-22). Reparations and the Palestinian Right of Return: Two Sides of the Same Bloody Coin. mintpressnews.com Both in Israel and the US, conversations about reparations and the Palestinian right of return are stifled by arguments explaining why injustice must go on and a yearning for the status quo.

Wayne Nealis (2020-06-22). National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression brings CPAC demand to Minneapolis. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—Community control of the Minneapolis police took a step toward that goal at a forum hosted by the Twin Cities Justice for Jamar Clark Coalition on Thursday, June 18. The Coalition has played a leading role in organizing protests and actions demanding justice for George Floyd, murdered by MPD officer Derek Chauvin. Special guest Frank …

RT (2020-06-22). 'How about taking out guns too?': Gamers react to removal of police cars from Fortnite in support of Black Lives Matter. rt.com The decision to remove police cars from 'Fortnite' was a cop-out on part of Epic Games, the players argued. Some said the move was pointless, while others urged the developer to do much more for the cause. | Police vehicles will no longer be available in one of the most popular online video games, which has a fan base of around 350 million players, an unnamed source told the Wall Street Journal on Monday. | "I wouldn't say it's a political statement. I think it's just us being sensitive about the issues many people in our audience are dealing with," the source pointed out, referring to ongoing, and often viole…

RT (2020-06-22). Statue Wars come for JESUS as activist claims Christ and Virgin Mary are 'white supremacy'. rt.com It began with Confederate generals and quickly escalated to Columbus and former US presidents; now the monument-removal crusade has come for Jesus, with racial activist Shaun King insisting the depictions are 'racist propaganda.' | "Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down," King tweeted on Monday. "They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been." | He also argued that all "murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down," calling them "a gross form [of] white supremacy… tools of oppr…

RT (2020-06-22). Fool me twice? Bolton says Iran had yellowcake uranium, echoing bogus claims that led to Iraq war. rt.com Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton has claimed Israeli agents found "yellowcake uranium" in Iran in 2018, channeling the discredited intelligence used by the George W. Bush administration to justify invading Iraq. | Israel's Mossad retrieved "human-processed uranium" that was "perhaps yellowcake (uranium oxide in solid form)" during a "daring raid on Iran's nuclear archives" in 2018, the mustachioed warmonger declared in his controversial Trump administration memoir, 'The Room Where It Happened'. The discovery, Bolton alleged, was substantiated when the International Atomic Energy Agency subsequen…

Juan Cole (2020-06-22). PM Netanyahu's son Calls for Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian-Israelis from Tel Aviv. zcomm.org Injustice on racial grounds cries out for redress and for the achievement of equality of opportunity wherever it is found…

2020-06-22: News Headlines

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-22). Hundreds of thousands join the New Poor People's Campaign virtual March. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—From eradication of poverty, an end to U.S. racism, to dismantling the war machine and creating a Green New Deal with thousands of well-paying jobs — especially union jobs — hundreds of thousands of people demanded a complete reversal and creation of a better society in three virtual mass marches on D.C. the weekend of …

Liberation Staff (2020-06-22). ILWU shuts down 29 ports for Juneteenth, Movement for Black Lives. liberationnews.org The International Longshore and Warehouse Union made a significant intervention into the national uprising against racism by organizing the Juneteenth West Coast Port Shutdown on June 19, closing down 29 ports in the U.S. and Canada. This act of solidarity is in keeping with the union's long tradition of fighting racism and for working-class unity. …

Rima Najjar (2020-06-22). Anti-Palestinian and Anti-Arab Racism: When Will Racism Become the Defining Experience of Israel's Founding? globalresearch.ca Today we are experiencing in the American public space an electric historic occurrence. We are, as a society, finally passing vocal moral judgment on anti-Black racism, which has emerged as an intensely emotive issue. | Anti-Black racism is no longer acceptable …

Sarah Anderson (2020-06-22). Virtual Poor People's Campaign Rally Draws Crowd of More Than a Million. commondreams.org The virtual rallies over the weekend organized by the Poor People's Campaign "lifted up people who are living the interconnected injustices that have been the campaign's focus for the past two years: systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, and militarism and the war economy. Many spoke of how the Covid-19 pandemic has only deepened existing inequalities." (Photo: Poor People's Campaign) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2020-06-22). Racism, COVID-19, and the fight for economic justice. mronline.org While the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the United States were triggered by recent police murders of unarmed African Americans, they are also helping to encourage popular recognition that racism has a long history with punishing consequences for black people that extend beyond policing.

Hadassah Patterson (2020-06-22). Minnesota Protests Feed Equality. zcomm.org Real change requires exposing the framework of systemic racism. Protesters want people to realize that racism exists on every cornerstone the country was built on…

Kevin Zeese (2020-06-22). Police Violence and Racism Have Always Been Tools of Capitalism. globalresearch.ca The system-wide challenges the United States faces with policing are entrenched and deeply rooted. When the historical and current practices of police are examined, it is evident police have been designed to uphold the status quo including racial injustice and …

J.P. Linstroth (2020-06-22). Why Race is Everything in America. counterpunch.org The issues of 'race' and 'racism' have been with us since the founding of our august republic. Unfortunately, they are perniciously still with us today. They were the reason we fought the Civil War (1861-1865) and have mired our history throughout. There is no period in our history, the history of the United States, when

Eds. (2020-06-22). Freedom Rider: Churchill, Columbus and Leopold fall down. mronline.org The discomfort caused to elites is of no concern to anyone who wants to strike at the heart of racism. Goodbye and good riddance to Churchill, Columbus, Leopold and all of their ilk, writes Margaret Kimberley.

Gareth Porter (2020-06-22). Israel leverages dubious 'Nuclear Archives' to secure new IAEA demands on Iran. thegrayzone.com The International Atomic Energy Agency has once again lent itself to the political interests of the United States and Israel,…

Alan Macleod (2020-06-22). Why So Few American Muslims Serve in the US Military. mintpressnews.com Despite the large and active recruitment drives targeting them, a heightened level of casual and toxic Islamophobia within the ranks of America's Armed Forces is alienating many Muslim Americans who might otherwise consider joining.

Juan Cole (2020-06-22). PM Netanyahu's son Calls for Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian-Israelis from Tel Aviv. zcomm.org Injustice on racial grounds cries out for redress and for the achievement of equality of opportunity wherever it is found…

Jill Richardson (2020-06-22). A Ridiculous Debate on Sexual Orientation, But a Welcome Ruling. counterpunch.org The Supreme Court just affirmed a right I thought I always had: not to be fired for my sexual orientation. The 6-3 ruling found that, under existing civil rights legislation against sex-based discrimination, it's illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It feels ridiculous that this needed

Staff (2020-06-22). Netanyahu Ties Corruption Trial To West Bank Annexation Plans. therealnews.com Netanyahu says his trial is not about corruption, but about the fate of Israel and the Jewish people. He demands Palestinians give their consent to Israeli annexation, leading to anti-annexation demonstrations in Israel.

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-06-22). Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy. globalresearch.ca That's not a chip on my shoulder. | That's your foot on my neck. | — Malcolm X | On May 25, a Minneapolis police officer tortured George Floyd to death in what his brother, Philonise Floyd,

Gil Netter (2020-06-22). Connecticut uprisings are the seeds of a better world. peoplesworld.org NEW LONDON, Conn. — Black Lives Matter and racial justice rallies and marches have continued over several weeks across Southeastern Connecticut cities and towns. These events have involved people of all colors and ages in New London, Groton, Norwich, Mystic, East Lyme, Waterford, and Old Lyme. The events show people's concerns over police violence against …

Fiore Longo (2020-06-22). Do Black Lives Matter to Big Conservation Groups? counterpunch.org You are walking through the rainforest with your best friend. Sunlight sparkles through the leaves and the two of you are chatting and laughing. Birds tweet, monkeys hoot, and perhaps that was the sound of a forest elephant you heard in the distance. Suddenly you hear the crack of a rifle: your best friend collapses, crumpled, and you fall to your knees to catch them as their blood pours over your hands and stains your clothes.

Cathy Rojas (2020-06-22). Building multinational unity for Black lives. liberationnews.org On June 14, a Black Lives Matter protest began in Jackson Heights, the most diverse urban area in the world, ending in the immigrant neighborhood of Corona, the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in New York City. The protest had an explicitly theme of "Multinational Unity for Black Lives," and united the multinational, largely immigrant …

John Wojcik (2020-06-22). Poor turnout, hate speech, COVID infections mark Trump's Tulsa rally. peoplesworld.org TULSA, Okla.—President Donald Trump addressed his flop of a rally Saturday in a speech that tried to convince his supporters that literally everywhere they turn there are "left-wing radicals" waiting for Joe Biden to be elected so that they can make their move and destroy the American way of life. He praised Confederate statues and …

Miko Peled (2020-06-22). Reparations and the Palestinian Right of Return: Two Sides of the Same Bloody Coin. mintpressnews.com Both in Israel and the US, conversations about reparations and the Palestinian right of return are stifled by arguments explaining why injustice must go on and a yearning for the status quo.

Wayne Nealis (2020-06-22). National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression brings CPAC demand to Minneapolis. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—Community control of the Minneapolis police took a step toward that goal at a forum hosted by the Twin Cities Justice for Jamar Clark Coalition on Thursday, June 18. The Coalition has played a leading role in organizing protests and actions demanding justice for George Floyd, murdered by MPD officer Derek Chauvin. Special guest Frank …

Thomas Knapp (2020-06-22). No, We're Not All Antifa Now. But We Should Be. counterpunch.org "I've occasionally encountered mass hysteria in other countries," Nicholas Kristof writes at the New York Times. "In rural Indonesia, I once reported on a mob that was beheading people believed to be sorcerers, then carrying their heads on pikes. But I never imagined that the United States could plunge into such delirium." Kristof's writing about

Mesha Jefferson (2020-06-22). Protesting for Black Lives in Trump Country. counterpunch.org I grew up biracial in a small, conservative town. Still, after living for years in Austin, moving back to one was a culture shock — it felt like going back in time. For the last three years I've lived in Volusia County, Florida — home to Daytona Beach, many small towns and suburbs, and a

Fight Back (2020-06-22). DACA stays, fight for legalization for all! fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement by Legalization for All Network (L4A). | Los Angeles, CA – Early Thursday morning, June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration's attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA was an executive order signed June 15, 2012 by then-President Barak Obama and it protects hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth, allowing them to work and go to school without fear of arrest and deportation. | The 5-4 ruling was written by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena…

Labor Video Project (2020-06-22). Time To Shut It Down! A Day Of Action & ILWU Juneteenth At Port Of Oakland. indybay.org The ILWU initiated Committee Against Police Terror and Systemic. Racism rallied at the Port of Oakland on Juneteenth which is June 19, 2020. At the Port a rally was held before the march.

FRHKS (2020-06-22). WATCH: Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3). indybay.org Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3) is a short video being released at this time to highlight another dimension of the protests taking place around the world supporting Black Lives Matter and to draw attention to racism in criminal justice systems around the world.

Staff (2020-06-22). "Robert E. Lee Was a Brutal Slave Master": Activist's Call to Rename Louisiana School Goes Viral. democracynow.org We play a video that has now gone viral from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where community activist Gary Chambers Jr. calls out members of the Lee High School school board for their racism during a June 18 meeting to discuss a resolution to rename the school, which is named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Chambers urged members to choose a name in honor of people who fought slavery and racism, not someone who defended it, and addressed board member Connie Bernard, who had defended Robert E. Lee and was seen shopping on her computer during the meeting.

Staff (2020-06-22). Five Black & Brown Men Have Been Recently Found Hanged in Public. Were Some of Them Lynched? democracynow.org As mass protests against racism and police brutality continue, at least five men — four Black and one Latinx — have been found hanging in public across the U.S. in recent weeks. We speak with Jacqueline Olive, director of "Always in Season," a documentary that examines the history of lynchings through the story of Lennon Lacy, an African American teenager who was found hanged from a swingset in 2014. "They deserve a full investigation," Olive says of the recent hangings, "and given the context of this history … that we look at them more than three days, and then that they are looked at as a whole."

Staff (2020-06-22). Headlines for June 22, 2020. democracynow.org AG Barr Under Fire as Dems Launch Investigation into Firing of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, Coronavirus Cases Surging in U.S. and Around the World, Antiracism Uprising Continues as Demonstrators Celebrate Juneteenth, Dept. of Homeland Security Spied on Protesters in 15+ U.S. Cities, More Confederate and Racist Statues Fall Across the Country, Protesters Call for Justice After Fatal Shooting of 18-Year-Old Andres Guardado in Gardena, CA, Louisville Police Chief Moves to Fire Officer Who Shot and Killed Breonna Taylor, 19-Year-Old Killed in Shooting in Seattle's Autonomous "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest" Zone, No…

Staff (2020-06-22). Trump's Reelection Playbook: Racist Tropes & Downplaying COVID Pandemic by Slowing Down Testing. democracynow.org As the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 nears 120,000 and mass protests against police brutality and racism continue, President Trump faces condemnation for his remarks at his poorly attended campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he repeated racist terms like "kung flu" and lashed out at protesters. "You just see this tremendous impulse to divide," says Emily Bazelon, staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. "This is what has worked for Trump in the past. He is not going to change now."

Fight Back (2020-06-22). Fort Lauderdale community commemorates Juneteenth with rally and march. fightbacknews.org Fort Lauderdale, FL – About 400 members of the surrounding communities gathered in downtown Fort Lauderdale to commemorate Juneteenth and demand an end to police violence. The event was sponsored by several local organizations, including SEIU Local 32BJ, Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward, Broward Dream Defenders, and the New Florida Majority. The event began at 3 p.m. at Bubier Park, where those in attendance listened to speeches, chanted, and even danced. | The atmosphere was both festive and somber, joyful yet ripe with anger. As the protesters marked the holiday meant to celebrate the ending of slavery i…

Dave Leshtz (2020-06-22). Do Black Lives Matter in Iowa? thenation.com Do Black Lives Matter in Iowa?

WSWS (2020-06-22). Trump in Tulsa: Fascist ranting and political debacle. wsws.org The BOK Arena was less than half-filled, according to official estimates, a signal of the deepening crisis of the Trump administration and his reelection campaign.

Ali Salam (2020-06-22). Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their own Home in East Jerusalem. imemc.org Palestinian brothers, Feras and Iyad Da'na, on Sunday, began tearing down their under-construction home in Silwan neigborhood in East Jerusalem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The men received the demolition order from the Israeli municipality, under the pretext of non-licensing, although, the men stated that they had attempted to obtain …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-22). Israeli Military Issues Stop Work Orders for Palestinian-owned Homes, Barns in West Bank. imemc.org Israeli military forces ordered, on Sunday morning, to halt the construction of Palestinian-owned homes, agricultural facilities, and a water well in the occupied West Bank. Coordinator of the popular committees in Hebron, Rateb Al-Jabour, told media outlets that Israeli troops in Burin village in the southern West Bank, ordered local …

Ali Salam (2020-06-22). Israeli Soldier Found Dead Near Military Base, Investigation Underway. imemc.org An Israeli soldier that went missing on Thursday night, was found dead outside the army base in southern Israel, on Saturday, the Times of Israel reported. The military identified the deceased as Staff Sgt. Adiel Fishler, who was serving in the 460th Armored Brigade at the Shizafon army Base.

John Florio & Ouisie Shapiro (2020-06-22). When the KKK Played Against an All-Black Baseball Team. thenation.com When the KKK Played Against an All-Black Baseball Team…

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2020-06-22). June 22, 1941: Nazi Germany Attacks the Soviet Union. globalresearch.ca War against the Soviet Union was what Hitler had wanted from the beginning. He had already made this very clear on the pages of Mein Kampf, written in the mid-1920s. Furthermore, as a German historian has recently convincingly demonstrated, it …

PCHR (2020-06-22). PCHR Follows with Concern Continued Detention of Citizens on Grounds of Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly. imemc.org The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) follows with concern the continued summonsing and detention of several Fatah Movement activists and cadres by the Internal Security Services (ISS) on grounds of a protest and social media posts on the 14th anniversary of the internal Palestinian division between Fatah and Hamas movements. …

Fight Back (2020-06-22). Milwaukee: Families deliver complaints and march against Wauwatosa Police Department. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – The families of Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, Jr., and Antonio Gonzales ("Thee 3"), along with organizers from the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the Community Task Force MKE, and their supporters, mobilized in the early afternoon of June 18. | Their purpose was to deliver complaints to Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber and to Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride before marching to Mayfair Mall. The event was focused on winning justice for "Thee 3", all murdered by the same person: Joseph Anthony Mensah of the Wauwatosa Police Department. | Responding to a July 2015 911 call pl…

Jillian Steinhauer (2020-06-22). Go Ahead and Destroy That Racist Statue (and Then the System Too). thenation.com Go Ahead and Destroy That Racist Statue (and Then the System Too)…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Gazans protest Israeli plan to annex West Bank. yenisafak.com Palestinians in the Gaza Strip staged a protest on Monday to reject an Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.Organized by the Joint Committee for Refugees, the demonstration was held in front the office of the UN refugee agency UNRWA in Gaza City, on the occasion of the World Refugee Day; which was marked on June 20.Speaking at the protest, Ismail Radwan, a Hamas leading member, called on donor countries to continue their funding to UNRWA.Radwan reiterated the committee's rejection of "refugee resettlement projects and finding an alternative homeland for them"."The right of return is individual an…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). Putin visits huge army church ahead of vote on extending his rule. yenisafak.com President Vladimir Putin visited a huge new Orthodox Christian cathedral dedicated to the military on Monday as Russia prepares to vote on reforms that could let him stay in power until 2036.Putin, 67, addressed hundreds of soldiers to commemorate Russia's remembrance day following a prayer ceremony led by Patriarch Kirill, head of the Orthodox Church, at the Patriot cathedral, which opened earlier this month."We have gathered here outside the walls of the main cathedral of the Russian armed forces to remember the heroes of the past with deep respect," he said.The lavishly decorated cathedral, some 55 km (34 mile…

sputniknews (2020-06-22). New York Statue of Roosevelt to Be Removed as Museum Considers it 'Racist'. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City will be removed amid protests against racial discrimination in the United States, the museum said in a statement.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-22). Israel afraid of probable third Intifada. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) —A Zionist newspaper said that the Zionist regime's security circles are extremely worried about the possibility of occurring third Intifada in the aftermath of annexing some parts of the West Bank to the occupied territories.

R. Robertson (2020-06-22). BLM Demonstrators Calling for Racial Justice March on Facebook HQ. indybay.org On June 12, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters demanded Facebook stop funding local police by marching on the social media giant's headquarters in Menlo Park.

Movement for Black Lives (2020-06-22). Saturday 6/20: #SixNineteen: M4BL Juneteenth Restream to Defend Black Lives (online). indybay.org

Bring Them All Down (2020-06-22). Monuments to Racists Fall in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. indybay.org Protesters pulled down statues of Junipero Serra and Francis Scott Key in Golden Gate Park this evening.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-06-22). 115+ Groups Urge Biden (and Trump) to Support 'Fair and Just Foreign Policy Regarding Israel and Palestinian Rights'. commondreams.org More than 115 organizations on Monday urged Joe Biden and President Donald Trump to adopt a U.S. policy toward the Israeli government and Palestinian people that is "based on the principles of equality and justice for all." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-06-21). Ulysses S. Grant — Racist. thealtworld.com I told you this would happen. The ignorant mobs destroyed a Ulysses S. Grant monument along with a statue of George Washington. | Will the Lincoln Memorial be next? | The dumbshit northern liberals used racism to express their self-righteousness by demonizing the South without having the wits to realize that they made "white" and "racist" synonyms. As I recently wrote, Antifa does not differentiate between Lee and Grant. Both are white men. | The libe…

2020-06-21: News Headlines

Adriaan Alsema (2020-06-21). "Palestinians are Also in A Historic Moment": When Will the Statue of Theodor Herzl Fall? globalresearch.ca Medium has just introduced Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to …

Labor Video Project (2020-06-21). Time To Shut It Down! A Day Of Action & ILWU Juneteenth At Port Of Oakland. indybay.org The ILWU initiated Committee Against Police Terror and Systemic. Racism rallied at the Port of Oakland on Juneteenth which is June 19, 2020. At the Port a rally was held before the march.

FRHKS (2020-06-21). WATCH: Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3). indybay.org Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3) is a short video being released at this time to highlight another dimension of the protests taking place around the world supporting Black Lives Matter and to draw attention to racism in criminal justice systems around the world.

calvin deutschbein (2020-06-21). STEM workers join call to 'Strike for Black Lives'. workers.org On June 10, thousands of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educators and workers around the U.S. and worldwide organized the #ShutDownSTEM and #ShutDownAcademia one-day work stoppage in solidarity with the ongoing Black uprising. Grassroots Black gender-oppressed STEM organizers galvanized their co-workers to join in the nationwide call for #AStrikeForBlackLives. . . . |

Danica Jorden (2020-06-21). To Our Confederate Dead: Take It Down. zcomm.org Rounding out the city's first Juneteenth, about three hundred people gathered in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina this Friday evening, converging around a large stone monument in the square surrounding the State Capitol building. By 9 pm, one of the monument's bronze statues, which depict armed Confederate soldiers from the state's Civil War period, had been

Ali Salam (2020-06-21). Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinian Civilians in West Bank. imemc.org Israeli forces abducted Palestinian civilians, overnight Friday, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, Quds News Network reported. Local sources said that Israeli forces abducted Ali Abu Saleh from Arrabah village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. In Qabatya, south of Jenin, undercover Israeli forces arrested …

Terry Everton (2020-06-21). When Racist Old White Guys with too Much Money are Allowed to Employ People. dissidentvoice.org Say what you will about corporate human-resources departments, but the one thing they effectively do is keep low-grade morons with a propensity for power trips in line. Though managers and owners with inherent tendencies to be upright prick machines will always invent ways to be walking fingernails against a chalkboard, at least the specter of …

yenisafak (2020-06-21). British police say Reading stabbing attack treated as terrorist act. yenisafak.com British police on Sunday said that a stabbing attack in a southern English town that left three people dead and another three injured was being treated as a terrorist attack but that there was no intelligence on any further attacks."This was an atrocity," Britain's top counter-terrorism officer, Neil Basu, said, adding that unarmed police officers had tackled the attacker.Basu said that counter-terrorism police are now leading the investigation and that the attack is not linked to the Black Lives Matter protest in the same park in Reading a few hours before Saturday's attack.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). VIDEO: Israeli Regime afraid of Hezbollah precision-guided missiles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — A video clip released via social media shows the coordinates of the Israeli regime's sensitive places in the occupied lands targeted by the Hezbollah resistance group's precision-guided missiles.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-21). Iran's Shamkhani, Afghanistan's Atmar hold meeting in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani met and held talks with Mohammad Haneef Atmar, the current acting Minister of Afghanistan's Foreign Affairs in Tehran.

Peter Maiden (2020-06-21). Street in Front of Fresno City Hall painted with "Black Lives Matter" indybay.org Over four hundred people came out to downtown Fresno June 18 to paint "Black Lives Matter" in twenty foot tall letters on P Street where it passes in front of City Hall.

Movement for Black Lives (2020-06-21). Saturday 6/20: #SixNineteen: M4BL Juneteenth Restream to Defend Black Lives (online). indybay.org

R. Robertson (2020-06-21). BLM Demonstrators Calling for Racial Justice March on Facebook HQ. indybay.org On June 12, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters demanded Facebook stop funding local police by marching on the social media giant's headquarters in Menlo Park.

Movement for Black Lives (2020-06-21). Friday 6/19: #SixNineteen: M4BL Juneteenth Livestream to Defend Black Lives (online). indybay.org Online livestream…

Bring Them All Down (2020-06-21). Monuments to Racists Fall in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. indybay.org Protesters pulled down statues of Junipero Serra and Francis Scott Key in Golden Gate Park this evening.

Joanna Palmer (2020-06-20). [Comment] Framing health stories: Highlights 2020 photography competition open for submissions. thelancet.com The video and pictures of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, USA, as police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck while he pleaded that he could not breathe, as well as photographs of subsequent anti-racism protests around the world, are some of the most powerful images this year. These pictures highlight the devastating impacts of structural racism and the deep inequities in our societies, and have given renewed urgency to the Black Lives Matter movement. This year has also brought moving and sometimes shocking photographs of health-care staff working in challenging conditions—too often…

Giselle McIntyre (2020-06-20). Anguillans Demand Extradition of US Citizen in Worker's Murder. telesurenglish.net "Let… me… speak." These were the last-known words of a hotel worker, Kenny Mitchel. They have become the rallying cry of activists in the Caribbean island of Anguilla, who gathered to demand justice in Mitchel's April 2019 killing. | RELATED: | UN Calls for Urgent Debate on Racism and Police Violence | Mitchel died after he was put in a chokehold while on the job at a tourist resort. The U.S. citizen Gavin Scott Hapgood, who is facing manslaughter charges in connection with Mitchel's killing, is currently in the U.S. after being released from the custody of Anguillan authorities on a US$74,000 bond.

_____ (2020-06-20). US Racism's $13 Trillion Legacy Is Just The Start. popularresistance.org New York – Around the time the United States formally abolished slavery in 1865, African Americans owned 0.5% of the United States' wealth. Today they own under 3%, even though around 13% of the population is defined by the U.S. census as "black or African American." This isn't an accident of history — it's a result of government policies and institutional bias. The interest keeps compounding. | The value of income lost during slavery is staggering. The U.S. practice lasted for nearly 250 years — almost equivalent to the time from the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 until today. Uni…

sputniknews (2020-06-20). Floyd Family Attorney Warns Removing Confederate Statues May Repeat US History. sputniknews.com The US, as well as many major cities around the globe, are witnessing an ongoing wave of anti-racism and anti-police-brutality protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd and many other African-Americans at the hands of white police officers. Many Confederate statues and monuments have been removed, either officially or by demonstrators.

Eds. (2020-06-20). ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚ÄãRe-embracing internationalism and class solidarity in the time of #BlackLivesMatter. mronline.org The struggle against systemic racism and the police state in the U.S. is integral and linked to the struggle against U.S. wars of aggression overseas.

The Canary (2020-06-20). Alexandra Burke speaks out about racism, the music industry told her 'to look whiter'. thecanary.co X Factor winner Alexandra Burke said she was told to bleach her skin and change her hair "to look whiter" as she spoke about her experiences of racism in the music industry.The singer who won the TV talent show in 2008, posted a video on Instagram.She said she was told to avoid wearing braids or having an afro hairstyle. | During the 15-minute clip, she recalled: "When I first won the X Factor, I was 19."I got told because you're black you are going to have to work 10 times harder than a white artist because of the colour of your skin."You can't have braids, you can't have an afro, you can't have anything that is…

Milestone in History (2020-06-20). Columbus Statue Finally Removed from Telegraph Hill. indybay.org After decades of protest, going back in memory to 1992, the 500th Anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the Americas, when we were able to move the Columbus Genocide Parade from Market to Fisherman's Wharf, the latest anti-racism movement, Black Lives Matter, finally moved the City & County of San Francisco to take down the Columbus monument outside Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill today.

Gloria Rubac (2020-06-20). Black Lives Matter in Bastrop, Texas. workers.org With the whole world exploding in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that is sweeping through large U.S. cities and small towns alike, Black Lives Matter may finally become a reality in Bastrop, Texas, for death row prisoner Rodney Reed. Outside court hearing for Rodney Reed, February 2015. WW . . . |

Ronda Shelton (2020-06-20). Uprising topples racist statues from Belgium to Tennessee. liberationnews.org The international uprising against racist police terror have been in the streets for weeks. The people have taken it upon themselves to destroy statues dedicated to white supremacist figures. From the UK to Belgium to the United States, over a dozen statues glorifying white historical figures involved in genocide, white supremacist rhetoric, slavery, and colonialism have …

Paul Wilcox (2020-06-20). Anti-racist solidarity brought victory for all dock workers in 1934 San Francisco General Strike. liberationnews.org What's the union behind the Juneteenth West Coast Port Shutdown?

Javier Guerrero (2020-06-20). Supreme Court rules against Trump in DACA case. liberationnews.org Until another victory is won in the streets, the current more than 600,000 DACA recipients will continue to renew their permits.

RT (2020-06-20). Tulsa police remove protester in 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirt from Trump campaign rally for trespassing. rt.com A Black Lives Matter activist has been removed from Donald Trump's campaign event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While the protester claimed to have a ticket to the event, police said letting people in was up to the organizers' discretion. | A woman wearing a black T-shirt reading 'I Can't Breathe' was removed from the grounds of the rally on Saturday. | The woman was sitting on the ground when police officers approached her and asked her to leave, footage from the scene shows. The protester said she had a ticket for the rally, yet she was promptly cuffed and led away. | "Somebody has to do this." | A peaceful protester…

RT (2020-06-20). 'A much dirtier game': Trump mulls making advertiser boycotts 'illegal'. rt.com US President Donald Trump wants to personally "get involved" with advertiser boycotts that have hit American conservative speakers and outlets amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and make them illegal. | Trump touched upon the hot topic on Friday, speaking exclusively with the Daily Caller. The president accused activist groups calling for advertising boycotts of outlets they don't agree with of playing "a much dirtier game." | "A friend of mine bought a couple of conservative sites," Trump said. "And he said, anybody that advertises on the site is being harassed." | Trump added he perfectly understan…

RT (2020-06-20). 'THEY AIN'T NOTHING BUT DEVILS': Muhammad Ali's son says father would have HATED 'racist' BLM movement. rt.com Muhammad Ali's only biological son says his father would have despised the "racist" Black Lives Matter movement and endorsed all races, never singling "anyone out." | "My father would have said, 'They ain't nothing but devils.' My father said, 'all lives matter,'" Muhammad Ali Jr. told the New York Post. | The 47-year-old son of the legendary boxer, who is often noted as a cultural trailblazer for black Americans, did not stop at connecting his father to the "all lives matter" position. He also said Ali would have supported President Donald Trump — the late athlete endorsed both Democrat Jimmy Carter…

ahtribune (2020-06-20). EU's Aviation Deal with Israel 'The Pinnacle of Hypocrisy'. ahtribune.com I had barely finished my rant against the British Government for showering new rewards on the Israelis (see ' The UK-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement signed last year comes into force next January. The Government says it loves this relationship and is committed to strengthening it. "We will seek to work with counterparts in the new Israeli government to host a bilateral trade and investment summit in London." This will "

Fraser Myers (2020-06-20). Every Brand Under the Sun Supports Black Lives Matter. Why? anti-empire.com It can't have escaped people's notice that the Social media were awash with black squares as every brand under the sun took part in #BlackOutTuesday in favour of the protests. Apple — the

Max Blumenthal (2020-06-20). De 'Occupy' a la ocupación: La israelización de la seguridad interior en EEUU. thegrayzone.com Uno de los primeros estudios exhaustivos sobre el entrenamiento de los funcionarios policiales locales y federales de los Estados Unidos…

Lawrence Goldstone (2020-06-20). How the Supreme Court undermined the Black vote. nationofchange.org Black Americans braved police violence at Selma and galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court's Shelby decision ushered in a new era of racially targeted voter suppression.

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-20). US Supreme Court Rules for Dreamers. globalresearch.ca From inception, "America the beautiful" was and remains pure fantasy. | Throughout US history, its "lamp beside the golden door (alone welcomed) huddled masses yearning to breathe free" of the "right" race, ethnicity, and religion. | The welcome mat for people of …

Robert Fantina (2020-06-20). Trump vs Biden: Lose/Lose for Palestine. globalresearch.ca With the Netanyahu regime of Israel on the cusp of violating international law once again, this time by annexing large parts of Palestine, the United States is not only not opposing, but actually encouraging this crime. Of course, the U.S. …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-20). On World Refugee Day, Nearly Six Million Palestinians Remain Refugees. imemc.org More than 5.6 million Palestinians are registered by United Nations (UN) as refugees, after seven decades of the Palestinian catastrophe or Nakba that began when Israel expelled more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in historical Palestine, declaring it the state of Israel, in 1948. The United Nations General Assembly resolution 55/76, …

teleSUR (2020-06-20). At Least 5.6 Million Palestinians Live in Refugee Camps. telesurenglish.net On the World Refugee Day (June 20), human rights defenders recalled that 5.6 million Palestinians survive as refugees in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank. | RELATED: | They represent more than a fifth of all people with this legal status worldwide, according to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). | The origin of the diaspora of this Arab people began in 1948 when the…

Marjorie Cohn (2020-06-20). Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy. zcomm.org This transformational moment is becoming a transformational movement. The time to effect revolutionary change is now.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-20). This Juneteenth, workers strike for black lives. peoplesdispatch.org This year on Juneteenth, all over the US, strikes were organized to mark the occasion. The biggest strike action was organized by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which stopped work for eight hours at all 29 ports of the West Coast of the US.

Fight Back (2020-06-20). NYC marches for Juneteenth. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – At noon, June 19, several hundred gathered outside of City Hall Park to celebrate, rally and march for Juneteenth. It was the first of several dozen actions happening throughout the boroughs and was called by the December 12th Movement. | Dozens upon dozens of the red, black and green flags were waving in the hands of protesters, as music played. The organizers ensured that protesters were wearing masks and kept social distance by lining them up to march. | This year's Juneteenth has reached mainstream levels of attention as the country enters its 22nd day of protesting for Black lives. As protes…

Fight Back (2020-06-20). Milwaukee: Community members mourn the death of Tallahassee activist Oluwatoyin Salau. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the evening of June 18, a vigil was held for Oluwatoyin "Toyin" Salau, a 19-year-old student and activist from Tallahassee, Florida. Oluwatoyin (who was displaced due to unjust living conditions) was abducted by a man, assaulted and murdered earlier this week. Toyin had been out at Black Lives Matter protests in Tallahassee every day, fighting for justice for Tony McDade and other victims of police crimes. | The vigil provided a space for people to gather, light candles and give offerings for Oluwatoyin's homegoing. There were many Black femmes, Black women, and Black non-men who spoke and shar…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-20). Israeli Navy Forces Palestinian Fisherman off the Coast of Gaza. imemc.org The Israeli Navy, early on Friday, forced Palestinian fishermen to flee the coast fearing for their lives, blocking their ability to provide for their families. According to Palestinian sources in the besieged coastal territory, Israeli Navy vessels intercepted fishermen sailing in the north of the Gaza strip, in the Al-Sudaniya …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-20). Arab Leaders Express Criticism of Israeli Annexation Plans. imemc.org Three key Arab countries, including Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have expressed their opposition to the Israeli leadership's plan to expropriate Palestinian lands, expected to be implemented in July. For his part, King Abdallah II of Jordan, asserted, in a phone conversation with the Emir of Abu …

_____ (2020-06-20). Glasgow's Far-Right Violence Is A Warning To Anti-Fascists. popularresistance.org Many of those who organised around the exemplary "no evictions" campaign over the last couple of years gathered to show solidarity and support for people with no vote, no opportunity to work, no money, and living in a new country having fled conditions which were often the stuff of nightmares. Sadly, this was met with a "counter-protest." Quite how anyone could protest against people being given decent food to eat should be beyond comprehension — but for the far-right, this seemed too much like treating people from other places and races with dignity. | Two sets of people faced-off. One set of working-class…

_____ (2020-06-20). Policing Is Irrelevant For Public Safety. popularresistance.org Recent protests, catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, call for an end to racist police violence. With their actions, the protesters have also moved beyond many of the stale policing debates of the recent past. Defund, disband, abolish—people who would never have even heard these words in discussions about the police are now seriously considering them. | The breakthroughs in the police debate would not have been possible without the protesters, who have remained steadfast despite being beaten and abused by police everywhere in the United States. But this is not about making a breakthrough…

sputniknews (2020-06-20). BLM Demonstrators in St Andrews Square Demand Removal of Melville Monument. sputniknews.com The United Kingdom has, alongside the US, become embroiled in controversy surrounding statues of historic figures involved in Britain's former slave trade. Black Lives Matter protesters in Scotland have centered disapproval toward the Melville Monument in Edinburgh's St Andrews Square.

sputniknews (2020-06-20). At Least Three People Dead, Three Injured in Reading Park Stabbing, Murder Investigation Launched. sputniknews.com UK's top officials such as PM Boris Johnson, Interior Minister Priti Patel and others reacted to the stabbing that occured in Forbury Gardens, Reading on Saturday, where earlier a Black Lives Matter protests took place. However, according to BBC, the organizers behind the protests said that the incident was not linked to the demonstrations.

The Canary (2020-06-20). Washington DC protesters topple statue of Confederate general Albert Pike. thecanary.co Black Lives Matter protesters have toppled the only statue of a Confederate general in the US capital and set it on fire on Juneteenth — the day marking the end of slavery in the US. | Cheering demonstrators jumped up and down as the 11ft statue of Albert Pike, wrapped with chains, wobbled on its high granite pedestal before falling backwards. | Protesters then set a bonfire and stood around it in a circle as the statue burned, saying "No justice, no peace!" and "No racist police!". | Eyewitness accounts and videos posted on social media indicated that police were on the scene but did not intervene. | Donal…

news.un (2020-06-19). Human Rights Council calls on top UN rights official to take action on racist violence. news.un.org The UN's top rights official, Michelle Bachelet, is to spearhead efforts to address systemic racism against people of African descent by law enforcement agencies, the Human Rights Council decided on Friday. The resolution — decided unanimously without a vote – follows a rare Urgent Debate in the Council earlier in the week, requested by the African group of nations, following the death of George Floyd in the US state of Minnesota.

teleSUR (2020-06-19). UN Sets up Inquiry Into Racism After George Floyd's Death. telesurenglish.net The U.N. Human Rights Council Friday condemned discriminatory and violent policing after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month and ordered a report on "systemic racism" against Black people. | RELATED: | The 47-member-state forum unanimously adopted a resolution brought by African countries and which asks U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to examine government responses to peaceful protests,…

2020-06-20: News Headlines

Joanna Palmer (2020-06-20). [Comment] Framing health stories: Highlights 2020 photography competition open for submissions. thelancet.com The video and pictures of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, USA, as police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck while he pleaded that he could not breathe, as well as photographs of subsequent anti-racism protests around the world, are some of the most powerful images this year. These pictures highlight the devastating impacts of structural racism and the deep inequities in our societies, and have given renewed urgency to the Black Lives Matter movement. This year has also brought moving and sometimes shocking photographs of health-care staff working in challenging conditions—too often…

Milestone in History (2020-06-20). Columbus Statue Finally Removed from Telegraph Hill. indybay.org After decades of protest, going back in memory to 1992, the 500th Anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the Americas, when we were able to move the Columbus Genocide Parade from Market to Fisherman's Wharf, the latest anti-racism movement, Black Lives Matter, finally moved the City & County of San Francisco to take down the Columbus monument outside Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill today.

Marjorie Cohn (2020-06-20). Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy. zcomm.org This transformational moment is becoming a transformational movement. The time to effect revolutionary change is now.

Gloria Rubac (2020-06-20). Black Lives Matter in Bastrop, Texas. workers.org With the whole world exploding in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that is sweeping through large U.S. cities and small towns alike, Black Lives Matter may finally become a reality in Bastrop, Texas, for death row prisoner Rodney Reed. Outside court hearing for Rodney Reed, February 2015. WW . . . |

Fight Back (2020-06-20). NYC marches for Juneteenth. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – At noon, June 19, several hundred gathered outside of City Hall Park to celebrate, rally and march for Juneteenth. It was the first of several dozen actions happening throughout the boroughs and was called by the December 12th Movement. | Dozens upon dozens of the red, black and green flags were waving in the hands of protesters, as music played. The organizers ensured that protesters were wearing masks and kept social distance by lining them up to march. | This year's Juneteenth has reached mainstream levels of attention as the country enters its 22nd day of protesting for Black lives. As protes…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-20). Israeli Navy Forces Palestinian Fisherman off the Coast of Gaza. imemc.org The Israeli Navy, early on Friday, forced Palestinian fishermen to flee the coast fearing for their lives, blocking their ability to provide for their families. According to Palestinian sources in the besieged coastal territory, Israeli Navy vessels intercepted fishermen sailing in the north of the Gaza strip, in the Al-Sudaniya …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-20). Arab Leaders Express Criticism of Israeli Annexation Plans. imemc.org Three key Arab countries, including Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have expressed their opposition to the Israeli leadership's plan to expropriate Palestinian lands, expected to be implemented in July. For his part, King Abdallah II of Jordan, asserted, in a phone conversation with the Emir of Abu …

The Canary (2020-06-20). Washington DC protesters topple statue of Confederate general Albert Pike. thecanary.co Black Lives Matter protesters have toppled the only statue of a Confederate general in the US capital and set it on fire on Juneteenth — the day marking the end of slavery in the US. | Cheering demonstrators jumped up and down as the 11ft statue of Albert Pike, wrapped with chains, wobbled on its high granite pedestal before falling backwards. | Protesters then set a bonfire and stood around it in a circle as the statue burned, saying "No justice, no peace!" and "No racist police!". | Eyewitness accounts and videos posted on social media indicated that police were on the scene but did not intervene. | Donal…

Movement for Black Lives (2020-06-20). Friday 6/19: #SixNineteen: M4BL Juneteenth Livestream to Defend Black Lives (online). indybay.org Online livestream…

Peter Maiden (2020-06-20). Street in Front of Fresno City Hall painted with "Black Lives Matter" indybay.org Over four hundred people came out to downtown Fresno June 18 to paint "Black Lives Matter" in twenty foot tall letters on P Street where it passes in front of City Hall.

Derek Royden (2020-06-19). A time of reckoning for monuments to racism and genocide. nationofchange.org With so many ongoing crises arguments about history may seem esoteric, but only by honestly redressing the sins of the past can we find ways to make a better future. Toppling monuments is just a start.

news.un (2020-06-19). Human Rights Council calls on top UN rights official to take action on racist violence. news.un.org The UN's top rights official, Michelle Bachelet, is to spearhead efforts to address systemic racism against people of African descent by law enforcement agencies, the Human Rights Council decided on Friday. The resolution — decided unanimously without a vote – follows a rare Urgent Debate in the Council earlier in the week, requested by the African group of nations, following the death of George Floyd in the US state of Minnesota.

_____ (2020-06-19). Scheer Intelligence: The Powerful Past, Present And Future Of Black Lives Matter. popularresistance.org Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 after the murder of Trayvon Martin highlighted the dangers Black children, women and men face daily because of the color of their skin. The grassroots movement has protested against police violence and anti-black racism since then, and advocated for policy changes to address racial injustices. Despite having been active for the better part of a decade now, Black Lives Matter was recently launched into the global spotlight after the police assassination of George Floyd rocked the world. | On this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Dr. Melina Abdullah, one of the Black L…

_____ (2020-06-19). City Bar Calls For Investigation Following Arrests Of Legal Observers. popularresistance.org The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York Police Department to "immediately investigate" the alleged targeting of nine legal observers earlier this month during a protest against police brutality in the Bronx. | In a statement, the City Bar said it was "gravely concerned" by what it called "concerted efforts" in New York, and across the country, to interfere with the work of observers at mass demonstrations protesting systemic racism and police killings of black Americans. | The City Bar specifically cited reports that legal observers associated with the Nation…

sputniknews (2020-06-19). European Parliament Condemns Racism in Any Form, Police Violence in US. sputniknews.com BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution to condemn all forms of racism as well as the violence of US police during the ongoing protests.

sputniknews (2020-06-19). New York City Marks Juneteenth as Thousands of Protesters Demand End to Police Brutality. sputniknews.com NEW YORK (Sputnik) – Thousands of New York residents took gathered in lower Manhattan on Juneteenth to march to end police violence and systemic racism in the United States, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene.

The Canary (2020-06-19). Celebrating Juneteenth, the day the last enslaved Black people were freed in the US. thecanary.co People across the US and beyond are celebrating a key national day which has a much higher profile this year amid widespread anti-racism protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.Juneteenth — celebrated each year on 19 June — marks the day in 1865 when slavery was abolished in Texas — two and a half years after president Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.Now, with support growing for the racial justice movement, 2020 may be remembered as the year the holiday reached a new level of recognition.While the Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved Black people in the South in 1863…

_____ (2020-06-19). So It's OK to Erase Soviet Statues, but Not Western Imperialist Ones? strategic-culture.org Statues commemorating colonizers, slavers and imperialists are toppling from their pedestals on both sides of the Atlantic in the wake of mass protests over the U.S. police killing of African-American man George Floyd. The surge in anti-racist public anger has widened to target other icons seen as glorifying racism and oppression of other peoples. | In recent days, the U.S. has seen

Staff (2020-06-19). 99 Years Later, Wounds of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Have "Never Been Remedied" democracynow.org President Trump's first campaign rally since the start of the pandemic takes place Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, despite a spike of COVID-19 cases there. Trump rescheduled the rally to Saturday after facing backlash for saying it would happen on Juneteenth — a celebration of African Americans' liberation from slavery — amid a nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality. Tulsa is also the site of one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history, when a white mob in 1921 killed as many as 300 people in a thriving African American business district known as "Black Wall Street." For more on this…

Dr. Davood Rahni (2020-06-19). Racism in the U.S. is far deeper and broader than ever thought, let alone acknowledged. iranian.com In commemoration of Juneteenth Day The 8 minutes, 46 seconds lethal knee-jerking, chokehold, and neck crushing of excessive police brutality force inflicted on the late slain George Floyd and now endured heavily by his family and the Nation and the world over as a whole, has had far more adverse American and global ramifications and …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-19). The 'Palestinian Chair': Exposing Israel's Direct Role in US Violence. counterpunch.org The banning of deadly police practices by many American states and cities following the murder of an African American man, George Floyd, at the hands of Minneapolis police officers is, once more, shedding light on US-Israeli collaboration in the fields of security and crowd-control. From California to New York, and from Washington State to Minneapolis,

_____ (2020-06-19). 'Black Lives Matter' Is International. popularresistance.org Corte Madera, California – The police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th was the spark that ignited the tinder of accrued injustice throughout the US and globally. This injustice has deep antecedents in the US and indeed in much of what is now called the Global South. There is a shared history of colonial conquest of the Indigenous and the abominable institution of the enslavement of African peoples. | What happened has its roots in systemic oppression that has resonated internationally. Just as the police suffocated George Floyd, US unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua,…

Alan Macleod (2020-06-19). Speight of Black Men Found Hanged Sparks Fears of Wave of Racist Terror. mintpressnews.com As the nation grapples with long-simmering racial tensions reignited by the murder of George Floyd, a series of suspicious hanging deaths of black men is sparking fears of a new wave of anti-black terror.

Eds. (2020-06-19). Antifa movement: Anti-establishment rebels. mronline.org A day after Donald Trump's election victory, Hispanic students at Royal Oak High School in Michigan were harassed by their classmates who started chanting, "Build the wall!" Once installed in office, the White House occupant announced the immigration ban on Muslims and a few hours later, someone set fire to the local Islamic Center in …

Combined Sources (2020-06-19). United Nations calls for reparations to confront legacy of slavery and colonialism. peoplesworld.org GENEVA—Reparations should be paid and countries must confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism to better understand continuing "systematic discrimination," according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. She was speaking at the UN session in Geneva on Wednesday in an urgent debate in response to the killing of George Floyd at the …

Ron Jacobs (2020-06-19). The Israeli Defense Forces is a Misnomer. counterpunch.org Unless one defines defense as attacking others with overwhelming force, the Israeli Defense Forces have never been a defensive force. As scholar and author Haim Beshreeth-Zabner makes clear in his just published history An Army Like No Other, the IDF was designed to be an offensive armed force intended to take and keep territory. In

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-19). The 1921 Tulsa massacre: U.S. 'ethnic cleansing'. workers.org Since Trump announced that his first campaign rally would be in Tulsa, Okla., on June 19, there has been renewed interest in the 1921 racist Tulsa massacre that targeted "Black Wall Street." The rally has since been rescheduled for June 20. Decades later, Tulsa has continued its white supremacist legacy . . . |

Staff (2020-06-19). Climate Crisis: Keystone XL Supreme, Cap and Trade Takes Hit and California Geoengineering. therealnews.com The Trump administration tries to push Keystone XL to the US Supreme Court, California's appellate court rules on cap and trade, and California's governor backs away—but not really—from solar radiation geoengineering.

Mark Gruenberg, Roberta Wood (2020-06-19). Latino groups, AFL-CIO hail Supreme Court's pro-DACA decision. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Immigrant rights groups, the AFL-CIO and other human rights organizations hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's June 18 decision which effectively leaves in place the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and blocks President Donald Trump's long campaign to end DACA and toss its 700,000 recipients — the Dreamers — out of the country. …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-19). High Court says California can stay a sanctuary state. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—By a 7-2 vote, but without a written decision being issued, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled California can stay a sanctuary state for undocumented people — a position the state's union movement strongly pushed to passage several years ago. Technically, the justices rejected the anti-Hispanic anti-migrant GOP Trump regime's demand the justices hear the …

RT (2020-06-19). PANDERMONIUM: Snapchat yanks cringeworthy Juneteenth filter that asked users to 'smile to break chains'. rt.com Snapchat has removed a Juneteenth-themed that encouraged users to "smile" to break the chains of slavery, something that was quickly flagged by social media users as an offensive attempt to pander to Black Lives Matter activists. | If users chose to use the filter, they could photograph themselves in front of an African flag with the words "Juneteenth" and "Freedom Day" captioned. The user was then told to smile as chains appear and then suddenly break, a clear nod to the day being a celebration of the end of slavery in the US. | The filter was disabled after numerous complaints and removed from the service in…

RT (2020-06-19). EU Parliament meddles into US affairs as it condemns Trump's response to protests and declares 'BLACK LIVES MATTER'. rt.com A lengthy resolution by the European Union legislators denounced US President Donald Trump for wanting to use force against rioters and condemned the "appalling death of George Floyd" and arrests of journalists. | In a Condemning the "appalling death of George Floyd" — a Minneapolis,…

RT (2020-06-19). Beatles-glorified Penny Lane NOT actually named after slave trader, museum finds. rt.com There's no evidence linking the legendary Liverpool street Penny Lane to slave trader James Penny, the city's slavery museum has said. The street was recently vandalized, amid Black Lives Matter protests. | The widespread misconception that the road was named after an 18th-century slave merchant was debunked by the Liverpool-based International Slavery Museum (ISM) on Friday. | Penny Lane shot to international fame back in 1967, thanks to the Beatles song named after it, and its original street sign was included in the ISM's display when the museum first opened in 2007. Now, however, "comprehensive research" h…

ahtribune (2020-06-19). Do Not Belittle Protesters in U.S. By Calling Their Struggle A "Color Revolution"! ahtribune.com For almost a decade, I have been covering "Color Revolutions" in virtually all parts of the world. While making a film for TeleSur, I was facing Egyptian tanks, risking my life under sniper fire, getting roughed-up in the middle of clashes of the supporters of al-Sisi and Morsi. | Together with Syrian commanders, I was also facing the terrorists in Idlib; challenged the Ukrainian fascists; encountering Bolivian indigenous elders high in the Altiplano, after the revolution of Evo Morales and MAS was crashed by the U.S.-sponsored coup in 2019. I regularly worked in Venezuela, Lebanon, and Iraq. And of course, ag…

ahtribune (2020-06-19). European Court of Human Rights Upholds Right to Boycott Israel. ahtribune.com "Criminal conviction of activists involved in the BDS campaign boycotting products imported from Israel had no relevant and sufficient grounds and violated their freedom of expression" | That is the heading on the 11 June 2020 press statement from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), announcing that it had overturned the conviction by a French court of eleven individuals for engaging in BDS activity. | The Court ruled that their conviction violated Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights — the right to freedom of expression — which states: | "Everyone has the right to freedom o…

Miachael Arria (2020-06-19). Biden VP Front Runner Susan Rice Has a History of Criticizing Israel…While Also Letting Its Government Do Whatever It Wants. anti-empire.com The Associated Press

_____ (2020-06-19). Heroless America Is Losing Ideological Ground Quickly. strategic-culture.org Right now, as statues across America and beyond are being defaced and/or destroyed by Black Lives Matter protestors it is a good time to reflect on who the heroes on our monuments should be and ask ourselves if we even need any of these pieces of brass and concrete at all in the 21st century. Why does seemingly every country on Earth bother with using public space for the secular worship of dead political and military figures? What point do monuments even serve? | Regarding heroes it seems very evident that children have over time moved from having historical heroes to fantasy ones. It is hard to imagine, that in…

_____ (2020-06-19). Defending History or Double Standard? strategic-culture.org There is no equivalence between Western imperialists, colonizers and racists and Soviet war heroes. But there is a clear double standard in how demolishing the latter statues is somehow acceptable to Western governments. Because it fits a geopolitical agenda of rewriting the history of World War II to demean Russia. | (Click the image to enlarge)…

Staff (2020-06-19). How DREAMers Defeated Trump: Supreme Court DACA Win Shows "Sustained Pressure of Activism" Works. democracynow.org In a 5-4 decision led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Trump's attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The federal program created by President Obama in 2012 protects from deportation about 700,000 immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Luis Cortes, one of the lawyers who defended DACA at the Supreme Court, says the key to the victory was being able to share the stories of DACA recipients. "What moved Chief Justice Roberts in our case was the stories," says Cortes, who is a DACA recipient himself. We also speak with Erika Andiola, advo…

CounterSpin (2020-06-19). Ezra Young on Supreme Court LGBT Ruling. fair.org Media…

Staff (2020-06-19). Headlines for June 19, 2020. democracynow.org Supreme Court Blocks Trump from Ending DACA in Victory for Immigrants, Global COVID Death Toll Tops 450,000 as Cases Keep Growing in 77 Nations, Navajo Nation Reinstates Lockdown Due to New COVID Surge, "Trump Death Clock" Heads to Tulsa for Trump Speech, Juneteenth: Longshore Union Shuts Down West Coast Ports; Trump Claims He Made Holiday "Very Famous", Atlanta Officers Involved in Killing of Rayshard Brooks Turn Themselves In, Probe Launched over Use of Military Surveillance Planes to Monitor Protesters, High-Ranking Black State Dept. Official Resigns to Protest Trump's Actions, Klobuchar Removes Herself from V…

WSWS (2020-06-19). Supreme Court blocks Trump administration's plan to "immediately end" DACA. wsws.org A 5-4 majority cited the administration's failure to provide a "reasoned explanation" as the basis for Trump's decision to rescind an executive order issued by Obama in 2012.

Ashley Curtin (2020-06-19). Supreme Court extends life of DACA in 5-4 ruling. nationofchange.org "We took our power to the streets, the hallways of Congress, to the highest court in the land and we won."

Staff (2020-06-19). Supreme Court DACA Win Shows "Sustained Pressure of Activism" Works. truthout.org In a 5-4 decision led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Trump's attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The federal program created by President Obama in 2012 protects from deportation about 700,000 immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Luis Cortes, one of the lawyers who defended DACA at the Supreme Court, says the key to the victory was being able to share the stories of DACA recipients. "What moved Chief Justice Roberts in ou…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-19). Russia Denies that Putin Tried to Block UN Security Council Recognition of Palestine. imemc.org Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, denied that President Vladimir Putin had blocked a 2016 UN Security Council's resolution that recognizes Palestinian statehood on the 1967 border lines. Zakharov's remarks came during a press briefing on Wednesday, in which she responded to claims by an Israeli online newspaper, Israel …

Roger Harris (2020-06-19). Containing the Black Lives Matter Movement: Democrats and Republicans Play Good Cop/Bad Cop. counterpunch.org A long smoldering and now massive popular response to injustice has been catalyzed by the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th. Even Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson concedes, "this was without precedent in the modern era." A broad consensus critical of the coercive police function of the US state is building.

Mnar Muhawesh (2020-06-19). Podcast: How the Democratic Party Unleashed Decades of Racial Injustice and Police Brutality on Communities of Color. mintpressnews.com Margaret Kimberly and Monique Cullars Doty join MintCast to discuss how Democrats attempt to save face by co-opting justice movements, including Black Lives Matter, and the party's roots in White supremacy.

John Feffer (2020-06-19). Conservatives Are Comparing Racial Justice Protestors to Maoists. zcomm.org Right-wing "intellectuals" uncomfortable with the Black Lives Matter movement have latched onto a dubious historical analogy.

Maria Young (2020-06-19). 'We move forward in our fight'. zcomm.org Local unions march from Oakland to Berkeley in support of Black Lives Matter…

Karen Dolan (2020-06-19). The Movement for Black Lives Is a Small-Town Movement, Too. zcomm.org In small towns around the country, often the places you would least expect, people are having protests with signs that say "Black Lives Matter," "I Can't Breathe," and "Defund the Police."

2020-06-19: News Headlines

Joanna Palmer (2020-06-20). [Comment] Framing health stories: Highlights 2020 photography competition open for submissions. thelancet.com The video and pictures of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, USA, as police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck while he pleaded that he could not breathe, as well as photographs of subsequent anti-racism protests around the world, are some of the most powerful images this year. These pictures highlight the devastating impacts of structural racism and the deep inequities in our societies, and have given renewed urgency to the Black Lives Matter movement. This year has also brought moving and sometimes shocking photographs of health-care staff working in challenging conditions—too often…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-19). Russia Denies that Putin Tried to Block UN Security Council Recognition of Palestine. imemc.org Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, denied that President Vladimir Putin had blocked a 2016 UN Security Council's resolution that recognizes Palestinian statehood on the 1967 border lines. Zakharov's remarks came during a press briefing on Wednesday, in which she responded to claims by an Israeli online newspaper, Israel …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-06-19). The 'Palestinian Chair': Exposing Israel's Direct Role in US Violence. counterpunch.org The banning of deadly police practices by many American states and cities following the murder of an African American man, George Floyd, at the hands of Minneapolis police officers is, once more, shedding light on US-Israeli collaboration in the fields of security and crowd-control. From California to New York, and from Washington State to Minneapolis,

Combined Sources (2020-06-19). United Nations calls for reparations to confront legacy of slavery and colonialism. peoplesworld.org GENEVA—Reparations should be paid and countries must confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism to better understand continuing "systematic discrimination," according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. She was speaking at the UN session in Geneva on Wednesday in an urgent debate in response to the killing of George Floyd at the …

Alan Macleod (2020-06-19). Speight of Black Men Found Hanged Sparks Fears of Wave of Racist Terror. mintpressnews.com As the nation grapples with long-simmering racial tensions reignited by the murder of George Floyd, a series of suspicious hanging deaths of black men is sparking fears of a new wave of anti-black terror.

Eds. (2020-06-19). Antifa movement: Anti-establishment rebels. mronline.org A day after Donald Trump's election victory, Hispanic students at Royal Oak High School in Michigan were harassed by their classmates who started chanting, "Build the wall!" Once installed in office, the White House occupant announced the immigration ban on Muslims and a few hours later, someone set fire to the local Islamic Center in …

Ron Jacobs (2020-06-19). The Israeli Defense Forces is a Misnomer. counterpunch.org Unless one defines defense as attacking others with overwhelming force, the Israeli Defense Forces have never been a defensive force. As scholar and author Haim Beshreeth-Zabner makes clear in his just published history An Army Like No Other, the IDF was designed to be an offensive armed force intended to take and keep territory. In

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-19). The 1921 Tulsa massacre: U.S. 'ethnic cleansing'. workers.org Since Trump announced that his first campaign rally would be in Tulsa, Okla., on June 19, there has been renewed interest in the 1921 racist Tulsa massacre that targeted "Black Wall Street." The rally has since been rescheduled for June 20. Decades later, Tulsa has continued its white supremacist legacy . . . |

Staff (2020-06-19). Climate Crisis: Keystone XL Supreme, Cap and Trade Takes Hit and California Geoengineering. therealnews.com The Trump administration tries to push Keystone XL to the US Supreme Court, California's appellate court rules on cap and trade, and California's governor backs away—but not really—from solar radiation geoengineering.

Mark Gruenberg, Roberta Wood (2020-06-19). Latino groups, AFL-CIO hail Supreme Court's pro-DACA decision. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Immigrant rights groups, the AFL-CIO and other human rights organizations hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's June 18 decision which effectively leaves in place the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and blocks President Donald Trump's long campaign to end DACA and toss its 700,000 recipients — the Dreamers — out of the country. …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-19). High Court says California can stay a sanctuary state. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—By a 7-2 vote, but without a written decision being issued, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled California can stay a sanctuary state for undocumented people — a position the state's union movement strongly pushed to passage several years ago. Technically, the justices rejected the anti-Hispanic anti-migrant GOP Trump regime's demand the justices hear the …

WSWS (2020-06-19). Supreme Court blocks Trump administration's plan to "immediately end" DACA. wsws.org A 5-4 majority cited the administration's failure to provide a "reasoned explanation" as the basis for Trump's decision to rescind an executive order issued by Obama in 2012.

Maria Young (2020-06-19). 'We move forward in our fight'. zcomm.org Local unions march from Oakland to Berkeley in support of Black Lives Matter…

Roger Harris (2020-06-19). Containing the Black Lives Matter Movement: Democrats and Republicans Play Good Cop/Bad Cop. counterpunch.org A long smoldering and now massive popular response to injustice has been catalyzed by the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th. Even Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson concedes, "this was without precedent in the modern era." A broad consensus critical of the coercive police function of the US state is building.

_____ (2020-06-19). City Bar Calls For Investigation Following Arrests Of Legal Observers. popularresistance.org The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York Police Department to "immediately investigate" the alleged targeting of nine legal observers earlier this month during a protest against police brutality in the Bronx. | In a statement, the City Bar said it was "gravely concerned" by what it called "concerted efforts" in New York, and across the country, to interfere with the work of observers at mass demonstrations protesting systemic racism and police killings of black Americans. | The City Bar specifically cited reports that legal observers associated with the Nation…

_____ (2020-06-19). 'Black Lives Matter' Is International. popularresistance.org Corte Madera, California – The police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th was the spark that ignited the tinder of accrued injustice throughout the US and globally. This injustice has deep antecedents in the US and indeed in much of what is now called the Global South. There is a shared history of colonial conquest of the Indigenous and the abominable institution of the enslavement of African peoples. | What happened has its roots in systemic oppression that has resonated internationally. Just as the police suffocated George Floyd, US unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua,…

RT (2020-06-19). EU Parliament meddles into US affairs as it condemns Trump's response to protests and declares 'BLACK LIVES MATTER'. rt.com A lengthy resolution by the European Union legislators denounced US President Donald Trump for wanting to use force against rioters and condemned the "appalling death of George Floyd" and arrests of journalists. | In a Condemning the "appalling death of George Floyd" — a Minneapolis,…

RT (2020-06-19). Beatles-glorified Penny Lane NOT actually named after slave trader, museum finds. rt.com There's no evidence linking the legendary Liverpool street Penny Lane to slave trader James Penny, the city's slavery museum has said. The street was recently vandalized, amid Black Lives Matter protests. | The widespread misconception that the road was named after an 18th-century slave merchant was debunked by the Liverpool-based International Slavery Museum (ISM) on Friday. | Penny Lane shot to international fame back in 1967, thanks to the Beatles song named after it, and its original street sign was included in the ISM's display when the museum first opened in 2007. Now, however, "comprehensive research" h…

Milestone in History (2020-06-19). Columbus Statue Finally Removed from Telegraph Hill. indybay.org After decades of protest, going back in memory to 1992, the 500th Anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the Americas, when we were able to move the Columbus Genocide Parade from Market to Fisherman's Wharf, the latest anti-racism movement, Black Lives Matter, finally moved the City & County of San Francisco to take down the Columbus monument outside Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill today.

ahtribune (2020-06-19). Do Not Belittle Protesters in U.S. By Calling Their Struggle A "Color Revolution"! ahtribune.com For almost a decade, I have been covering "Color Revolutions" in virtually all parts of the world. While making a film for TeleSur, I was facing Egyptian tanks, risking my life under sniper fire, getting roughed-up in the middle of clashes of the supporters of al-Sisi and Morsi. | Together with Syrian commanders, I was also facing the terrorists in Idlib; challenged the Ukrainian fascists; encountering Bolivian indigenous elders high in the Altiplano, after the revolution of Evo Morales and MAS was crashed by the U.S.-sponsored coup in 2019. I regularly worked in Venezuela, Lebanon, and Iraq. And of course, ag…

ahtribune (2020-06-19). European Court of Human Rights Upholds Right to Boycott Israel. ahtribune.com "Criminal conviction of activists involved in the BDS campaign boycotting products imported from Israel had no relevant and sufficient grounds and violated their freedom of expression" | That is the heading on the 11 June 2020 press statement from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), announcing that it had overturned the conviction by a French court of eleven individuals for engaging in BDS activity. | The Court ruled that their conviction violated Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights — the right to freedom of expression — which states: | "Everyone has the right to freedom o…

Miachael Arria (2020-06-19). Biden VP Front Runner Susan Rice Has a History of Criticizing Israel…While Also Letting Its Government Do Whatever It Wants. anti-empire.com The Associated Press

_____ (2020-06-19). So It's OK to Erase Soviet Statues, but Not Western Imperialist Ones? strategic-culture.org Statues commemorating colonizers, slavers and imperialists are toppling from their pedestals on both sides of the Atlantic in the wake of mass protests over the U.S. police killing of African-American man George Floyd. The surge in anti-racist public anger has widened to target other icons seen as glorifying racism and oppression of other peoples. | In recent days, the U.S. has seen

_____ (2020-06-19). Heroless America Is Losing Ideological Ground Quickly. strategic-culture.org Right now, as statues across America and beyond are being defaced and/or destroyed by Black Lives Matter protestors it is a good time to reflect on who the heroes on our monuments should be and ask ourselves if we even need any of these pieces of brass and concrete at all in the 21st century. Why does seemingly every country on Earth bother with using public space for the secular worship of dead political and military figures? What point do monuments even serve? | Regarding heroes it seems very evident that children have over time moved from having historical heroes to fantasy ones. It is hard to imagine, that in…

_____ (2020-06-19). Defending History or Double Standard? strategic-culture.org There is no equivalence between Western imperialists, colonizers and racists and Soviet war heroes. But there is a clear double standard in how demolishing the latter statues is somehow acceptable to Western governments. Because it fits a geopolitical agenda of rewriting the history of World War II to demean Russia. | (Click the image to enlarge)…

Staff (2020-06-19). 99 Years Later, Wounds of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Have "Never Been Remedied" democracynow.org President Trump's first campaign rally since the start of the pandemic takes place Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, despite a spike of COVID-19 cases there. Trump rescheduled the rally to Saturday after facing backlash for saying it would happen on Juneteenth — a celebration of African Americans' liberation from slavery — amid a nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality. Tulsa is also the site of one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history, when a white mob in 1921 killed as many as 300 people in a thriving African American business district known as "Black Wall Street." For more on this…

Staff (2020-06-19). How DREAMers Defeated Trump: Supreme Court DACA Win Shows "Sustained Pressure of Activism" Works. democracynow.org In a 5-4 decision led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Trump's attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The federal program created by President Obama in 2012 protects from deportation about 700,000 immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Luis Cortes, one of the lawyers who defended DACA at the Supreme Court, says the key to the victory was being able to share the stories of DACA recipients. "What moved Chief Justice Roberts in our case was the stories," says Cortes, who is a DACA recipient himself. We also speak with Erika Andiola, advo…

Staff (2020-06-19). Headlines for June 19, 2020. democracynow.org Supreme Court Blocks Trump from Ending DACA in Victory for Immigrants, Global COVID Death Toll Tops 450,000 as Cases Keep Growing in 77 Nations, Navajo Nation Reinstates Lockdown Due to New COVID Surge, "Trump Death Clock" Heads to Tulsa for Trump Speech, Juneteenth: Longshore Union Shuts Down West Coast Ports; Trump Claims He Made Holiday "Very Famous", Atlanta Officers Involved in Killing of Rayshard Brooks Turn Themselves In, Probe Launched over Use of Military Surveillance Planes to Monitor Protesters, High-Ranking Black State Dept. Official Resigns to Protest Trump's Actions, Klobuchar Removes Herself from V…

Dr. Davood Rahni (2020-06-19). Racism in the U.S. is far deeper and broader than ever thought, let alone acknowledged. iranian.com In commemoration of Juneteenth Day The 8 minutes, 46 seconds lethal knee-jerking, chokehold, and neck crushing of excessive police brutality force inflicted on the late slain George Floyd and now endured heavily by his family and the Nation and the world over as a whole, has had far more adverse American and global ramifications and …

CounterSpin (2020-06-19). Ezra Young on Supreme Court LGBT Ruling. fair.org Media…

John Feffer (2020-06-19). Conservatives Are Comparing Racial Justice Protestors to Maoists. zcomm.org Right-wing "intellectuals" uncomfortable with the Black Lives Matter movement have latched onto a dubious historical analogy.

Karen Dolan (2020-06-19). The Movement for Black Lives Is a Small-Town Movement, Too. zcomm.org In small towns around the country, often the places you would least expect, people are having protests with signs that say "Black Lives Matter," "I Can't Breathe," and "Defund the Police."

Mnar Muhawesh (2020-06-19). Podcast: How the Democratic Party Unleashed Decades of Racial Injustice and Police Brutality on Communities of Color. mintpressnews.com Margaret Kimberly and Monique Cullars Doty join MintCast to discuss how Democrats attempt to save face by co-opting justice movements, including Black Lives Matter, and the party's roots in White supremacy.

OCHA (2020-06-19). OCHA — Protection of Civilians Report ( 2-15 June 2020 ). imemc.org United Nations Office For The Coordination Of Humanitarian Affair: Protection of Civilians Report (2 — 15 June 2020) Biweekly highlights: Seventy Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized in the West Bank due to the lack of Israeli-issued building permits, displacing 90 people and affecting over 280.

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-06-19). The US "Caesar's Law" Sanctions Regime against Syria. How It Will Affect Lebanon: Israel Will be Targeted. globalresearch.ca The enactment of "

IMEMC News (2020-06-19). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, into Jenin city and Jenin refugee camp, in northern West Bank, and abducted three young Palestinian men. Eyewitnesses said the undercover soldiers, driving a car with Palestinian license plates, infiltrated into Jenin, and kidnapped two young men, who remained unidentified at the time …

Ali Salam (2020-06-19). Israel To Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Occupied Jerusalem. imemc.org The City Council in occupied Jersusalem informed, Thursday, a Palestinian family of a demolition order targeting their home in the Sawahra town, southeast of the occupied Palestinian capital. The home is owned by Yassin Taha Zaatra, and was built 10 years ago, sheltering him and his family. The property is …

IMEMC News (2020-06-19). Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Tulkarem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four young Palestinian men in Qaffin town, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, after invading and ransacking their homes. Media sources in Tulkarem said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers violently searched homes, causing damage, and abducted …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-19). What does the Israeli annexation plan mean for Palestinians? peoplesdispatch.org On July 1, Israel is set to begin the annexation of as much as 30% of the West Bank. This move violates multiple international laws and treaties and has been met with widespread protests.

Sam Bahour (2020-06-19). America's Intifada Must Dig Deeper. counterpunch.org Palestinians' sustained struggle for freedom and independence offers many lessons The murder of George Floyd and the White House's mishandling (to put it politely) of the COVID-19 pandemic may be providing the perfect toxic storm to fix America. The road to creating an equitable American society will be long and hard, but the U.S. civil rights

Margaret Kimberley (2020-06-19). Statues and Colonial History: Churchill, Columbus and Leopold Fall Down. globalresearch.ca Millions of white people glorify mass murderers because their sense of identity and place in society is deeply tied to white supremacy. | "It is important to name and shame the mass murderers." | The perpetrators of crimes against humanity are often …

_____ (2020-06-19). Juneteenth: Strike For Black Lives. popularresistance.org We are calling for disruptive actions aimed at shutting down the city: Strikes, sick-outs, blockades, occupations, and spontaneous marches. | We've watched a wave of grieving and rebellion take hold of the nation, and we say it's about time. We seek justice for Terrence Sterling, Jeffery Price, D'Quann Young, Marquees Alston, Miriam Carey, and Ralphael Briscoe, as well as the many hundreds of Black people who have been killed by MPD, ICE, or other white men with badges and guns. | We remember families separated by prison walls and by state borders. We mourn all the community members we've lost doing sex work, def…

Sit.Walk.Listen. and SF Sanghas (2020-06-19). Sunday 6/21: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Civic Center Plaza (Polk & McAllister)…

Palo_Alto_Action_4 _Justice (2020-06-19). Friday 6/19: Defend Black Lives Event in Palo Alto. indybay.org Palo Alto City Hall's King Plaza | 250 Hamilton Ave. | Palo Alto 94301…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-06-18). Ballots, Bullets and the African American Struggle in Georgia. globalresearch.ca Continuing problems with voter suppression and the brutal execution of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta highlights racism and national oppression in the contemporary South | *** | "This is why I say it's the ballot or the bullet. It's liberty or it's death. …

Jeff Cohen (2020-06-18). Let Us Name the System: "Racial Capitalism" zcomm.org At every stage in U.S. history — beginning with the brutal dispossession of Native Americans and continuing through modern methods of injustice from redlining to mass incarceration and private prisons — U.S. racism has been inextricably embedded in the system of profiteering.

Staff (2020-06-18). Tearing Down White Supremacist Monuments Isn't Empty Symbolism. therealnews.com The monuments represent more than just the people they honor. They symbolize the brutal legacy of white supremacy, racism, colonialism, and genocide we live with today.

Patrick Munger and Monica Johnson (2020-06-18). Rebellions against racism continue in Atlanta after police killing of Rayshard Brooks. liberationnews.org Patrick Munger and Monica Johnson On June 17, protests assembled across Atlanta in response to the police killing of Rayshard Brooks and in solidarity with all victims of racism and police violence. The night before, community members and local activists had mobilized immediately after learning that another Black man, Brooks, had been killed by the …

Eds. (2020-06-18). Abolition will not be randomized. mronline.org In the wake of the current uprising in support of Black Lives Matter, there has been increasing interest in the use of mainstream empirical methods in economics—like randomized control trials (RCTs) and administrative data evaluation—to address issues of racism and violence in the institution of policing.

A Guest Author (2020-06-18). 'We marched against the system' in Austin, Texas. workers.org Austin protest, June 7. By Ananya Sabharwal and Isabella Ricks Austin, Texas On June 7, the Austin Justice Coalition, an activist-led organization founded by Chas Moore and oriented toward battling institutional racism, led a protest spanning two miles from Huston-Tillotson University to the Texas State Capitol to bring awareness to . . . |