Daily Archives: June 4, 2020

2020-06-04: News Headlines

Dave Lindorff (2020-06-04). Calling Trump 'Brave' for Ordering Soldiers to Attack Peaceful Protesters So He Can Do a Photo Op is Pathetic. dissidentvoice.org 'Hero' Trump brandishes a Bible to frighten away devilish protesters his DC National Guard may have missed in their brutal assault on them clearing the way for his photo-op. The wretched and ignorant former governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has praised President Trump for his "courage" in supposedly "braving" protesters in the nation's capital to …

news.un (2020-06-04). India must follow Supreme Court orders to protect 100 million migrant workers: UN rights experts. news.un.org The Indian Government must urgently comply with a Supreme Court order to ensure the wellbeing of more than 100 million migrant workers, after coronavirus measures left them jobless, forcing them to travel long distances home, UN independent human rights experts said on Thursday.

Fight Back (2020-06-04). Minnesota: Student protest demands justice for George Floyd. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – June 1 marked the fourth of a planned eight days of protest by University of Minnesota students in Dinkytown, a university neighborhood, following the death of George Floyd. Chanting slogans such as "I can't breathe" and "No justice, no peace," dozens of students blocked a road at the intersection of 15th Avenue SE and 4th Street SE. | The protest was organized by the unofficial student group, UMN Student Workers. One organizer explained that their intention was to give those students who lacked transportation a chance to protest nearer to their homes. They said that, while the protest was plann…

news.un (2020-06-04). Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur, forges new presence in Sudan. news.un.org The Security Council on Thursday extended the deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and set out the parameters for a follow-on mission that will start its work on 1 January next year.

news.un (2020-06-04). Vital UN peace and security work continues amid COVID-19 challenge. news.un.org The military chiefs at three UN missions in Africa and the Middle East have shared how they are protecting peacekeepers from COVID-19 while also fulfilling their mandates in rapidly changing environments.

acTVism Munich (2020-06-04). Exposing Canada's Foreign Policy. dissidentvoice.org In this episode of Know Your Stuff we speak with author and journalist Yves Engler about Canada's foreign policy and the impact it has globally. Is Canada's image as a peaceful actor and force for good a real reflection of its policy or is it just that, an image? To watch more videos on this …

Fight Back (2020-06-04). Hundreds protest racist violence in New Orleans, police attack demonstrators. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – The night of June 3, hundreds of New Orleans protesters climbed the Crescent City Connection to fight racist violence and demand justice for police murders. The Connection is a highway bridge that crosses the Mississippi River to connect the East and West banks of New Orleans. The protesters fought as part of the Black Lives Matter and Justice for George Floyd movements, rallying behind various calls to abolish prisons and police. | "No justice, no peace!" and "Black Lives Matter!" rang up and down the highway. Black participants came right up to the mic to express their disgust for the police.

WSWS (2020-06-04). Economic effects of pandemic to last a decade. wsws.org The Congressional Budget Office has reduced its forecast for US growth over the next decade by a cumulative $7.9 trillion, equivalent to 3 percent of gross domestic product.

WSWS (2020-06-04). White supremacist congressman Steve King defeated in Republican primary. wsws.org Steve King fell out of favor with his party by saying too blatantly what Trump and his cronies really think.

Hina Shamsi (2020-06-04). More Military Deployment and Terrorism Investigations are an Outrageous Response to Black Pain, Grief, and Anger. aclu.org Across the country, people are protesting police brutality and systemic racism. They are relentlessly demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other Black people killed by police. In response, President Trump, supported by belligerent enablers in Congress and his administration, has threatened to deploy federal troops into states, and federal agencies are investigating protestors for domestic terrorism. These presidential threats and actions are authoritarian, irresponsible, dangerous, and wrong. , , Trump's threat to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 was extraordinary — ov…

Colin Todhunter (2020-06-03). Food and Agroecology: Coping with Future Shocks. dissidentvoice.org The food crisis that could follow in the wake of the various lockdowns that were implemented on the back of the coronavirus may have long-lasting consequences. We are already seeing food shortages in the making. In India, for instance, supply chains have been disrupted, farm input systems for the supply of seeds and fertilisers have …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-03). 85% of Indian domestic workers not paid during lockdown, says survey. peoplesdispatch.org The survey by the Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC) also stated that they are facing discrimination and stigma as employers doubt them of being carriers of the virus…

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-06-03). Assassination of social activists continues in Colombia despite lockdown. peoplesdispatch.org According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), 115 environmentalists, human rights defenders, Indigenous, peasant and social leaders, and more than 20 former combatants of the FARC guerrilla group have been killed so far this year…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-06-03). Israeli Troops Crackdown on Peaceful Protest at Home of Shiekh Sabri, Arrest Two. imemc.org Israeli troops, early on Wednesday, stormed the home of Ikrima Sabri, current head of the Higher Islamic Council and former Mufti, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian sources in the occupied old city of Jerusalem said that the attack on Sabri's home followed Israeli troops' crackdown on a Palestinian …

Elizabeth Woodworth (2020-06-03). JFK, MLK, RFK, 50 Years of Suppressed History: New Evidence on Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. globalresearch.ca Fifty years of research shows that three humane visions of global peace were thwarted by three covert assassinations. In each case eyewitness accounts were written out of history. In each case the "lone gunman" fiction denied society a true understanding of the deep politics of history…

Dean Baker (2020-06-03). Why Should Anyone Care About Paying Big Bucks for Vaccine Government Funded? cepr.net The New York Times ran a piece on the second round of government funding for the development of a coronavirus vaccine. The piece only mentions in passing the issue raised by some Democrats in Congress about the price of any vaccine that gets developed through this funding. This is probably too simple for the NYT …

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-06-04). "When They Say We Don't Have the Right to Protest," Says Naomi Klein, "That's the Moment to Flood the Streets" commondreams.org As Trump declares "law and order" clampdown against peaceful demonstrations, author and activist reminds people of most important lesson she's learned studying history of shock doctrine tactics. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-06-03). Headlines for June 3, 2020. democracynow.org Minnesota Opens Human Rights Probe of Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota AFL-CIO Calls on Police Union President to Resign over George Floyd's Killing, George Floyd's Family Members Join Protest March of 60,000 in Houston, Arrest Warrants Issued for Six Atlanta Cops Who Tased Black Students, Army's 82nd Airborne, Armed with Fixed Bayonets, Deploys to Washington, D.C., AG William Barr Personally Ordered Assault on Peaceful Protesters Outside White House, Australian Ambassador to Investigate Police Assault on Journalists Near White House, Mayor Warns Against Military Deployment in Streets of New York, Thousan…

Staff (2020-06-03). Remembering "Big Floyd": Houston Friends of George Floyd Describe Him as a "Man of Peace" democracynow.org As historic protests against police brutality continue nationwide, we go to Houston, Texas, the longtime home of George Floyd, who was killed by Minneapolis police last week. More than 60,000 people took to the streets Tuesday to honor his memory. We hear Floyd in his own words and speak to two of his friends about his work mentoring young men in one of the city's historically Black communities, the Third Ward. He was "already preaching peace, love, God, unity, advocating against gun violence," says Corey Paul, Houston hip-hop artist and entrepreneur, who ministered with Floyd alongside Patrick "P.T." Ngwolo, pas…

Brenda Norrell (2020-06-04). Lakota and Navajo respond as police blind and beat reporters and peaceful protesters. indybay.org Lakota and Navajo respond, as news reporters and peaceful protesters are shot, blinded and beaten during Black Lives Matter protests. In Albuquerque, The Red Nation group was stalked and confronted by white vigilantes working with Albuquerque Police officers.

One Richmond (2020-06-04). Thursday 6/4: We Demand Justice Caravan – Peaceful Protest. indybay.org Meet at JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park.

David Thul Kitten (2020-06-04). Detailed (non-patent stuff) Views of interior and exterior of Riot Cars, Suvs, Tanks APCs. indybay.org Yesterday, I uploaded these books (digitals). Today, with the deployments of so many wonderful, smiling, Peace Officerz spreading "safety" by rolling around shouting and menacing Americans and all life forms living here, I thought it prudent to upload two books for your 1ST AMENDMENT READING and educational use (legal). Enjoy both covering all sorts of makes and models of Police and Military SUVs, armored cars, so on.

Staff (2020-06-04). GOP's Rand Paul Blocks Anti-Lynching Bill. truthout.org Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is blocking the passage of a Senate bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime, because he worries that it would be used for lesser violent crimes that result in only "minor bruising." | Paul on Wednesday

RT (2020-06-04). Dems cheer Mattis after he compares Trump to Hitler, conveniently forgetting he quit in protest over US' Syria withdrawal. rt.com US President Donald Trump's first defense secretary, General Jim Mattis, is the new hero of the Democrats, after he denounced Trump as a threat to the Constitution and compared him to the Nazis. | The US military instructed troops landing in Normandy that the Nazis sought to destroy America with the slogan "Divide and Conquer," which was to be met with "In Union there is Strength," Mattis wrote in a

RT (2020-06-04). Gandhi statue near Indian Embassy in US capital 'desecrated' by vandals amid ongoing police brutality protests (PHOTOS). rt.com A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been defaced in the US capital, with vandals spray-painting obscenities on the monument as heated protests carry on in the city. Police have yet to identify the culprits. | Photos of the statue circulated on social media on Wednesday, some appearing to show the words "rapist" and "racist" scrawled on its base in bright orange paint. The DC Park Police have launched an investigation, though few other details were made public, according to ANI. | Walked by

RT (2020-06-04). The Great Screen Robbery: Chicago looters make off with TVs & other expensive goods from MOVING TRAIN in broad daylight (VIDEO). rt.com Video has emerged online purporting to show looters audaciously stealing flat screen TVs and other electronics from a slow-moving freight train in Chicago, as mass protests raged across the US. | As the wave of peaceful anti-police brutality protests continue across the US — along with violent and chaotic rioting — in the wake of the brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, reports of looting have been widespread. | Unverified footage posted to YouTube showing screen recordings of a Facebook Live, allegedly taken in Chicago on Sunday, shows dozens of people pilfering a moving…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Iran keen on continuous coop. with China's NPC: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that the approach of the Iranian Parliament is to continue cooperating and strengthening parliamentary relations with the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) in order to further develop and expand relations.

sputniknews (2020-06-04). Footage of 'Israeli Aggression' in Syria, Alleged Aftermath Emerges Online. sputniknews.com Another report on what is seen by Syrian media as "Israeli aggression" emerged Thursday after a missile appeared in the sky over the city of Masyaf, in Syrian province of Hama.

_____ (2020-06-04). Millions Of Tenants Are Ready For A Rent Strike Revolution. popularresistance.org Calls to "cancel rent" are catching fire. First came a couple of tweets on Twitter. Then progressive firebrands like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed the #CancelRent movement. Now, millions are on a rent strike. Even presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has declared his support for rent and mortgage forgiveness. As millions of tenants mobilize to cancel rent, they are not asking nicely or relying on lip service from politicians. Rather, millions of tenants are taking action by using a powerful time-tested strategy: rent strikes. | As the desperation builds and another month of bill…

Fight Back (2020-06-02). Solidarity with U.S. protests in India. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist). | Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) organizes demonstrations expressing solidarity with the American people fighting against racist oppression and anti-people, pro-capitalist policy of the Trump administration | Undaunted by the Corona pandemic Cadres and leaders of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) marched om the streets and organized demonstrations in the metropolises and numerous small towns throughout India voicing solidarity with struggling people of USA who have come o…

South Front (2020-06-02). Video: Syrian Air Force Received Batch of MIG-29 Jets From Russia. globalresearch.ca Russia has intensified its military involvement in the Syrian conflict. | On May 30, Syrian state media announced that it had received a batch of MiG-29 multirole fighters from Russia. Damascus did not provide details regarding the number of the received …

Gordon Duff (2020-06-02). NEO: The Strange Case of an America in Flames. thealtworld.com The tricks used against Libya, Syria and Ukraine are come home to roost | For a decade or more, the world has seen riots that weren't riots at all, Maidan Square, Hong Kong, Tripoli, Cairo and they have seen terror attacks, Paris, Boston and others. All have been staged. | Now the US is in flames. | Is there something in common here? It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Ukraine was overthrown by a CIA plot or that the Arab Spring, the series of fake revolutions, albeit failed, in Syria were staged as well, every single one. | Now those who have turned the world inside out are ready to turn inward, albeit "

Jason Jones (2020-06-02). Peaceful protests in Indiana met with police violence. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS — On Saturday and Sunday, Black Lives Matter held peaceful protests in downtown Indianapolis in response to the extrajudicial murders of George Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as Dreasjon Reed, 21, in Indianapolis. Some 1,000 demonstrated at the Indiana War Memorial, about two blocks north of Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on …

Brasil de Fato (2020-06-02). Nobel Peace Prize Campaign for Cuban Physicians grows across the globe. peoplesdispatch.org Cuban doctors' solidarity, once again, has gained international attention. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 1,800 Cuban healthcare professionals have been sent to dozens of countries. In response to the initiative, a Nobel Peace prize campaign to honor the physicians have been gaining more support each day. | Launched by the French organization "

Staff (2020-06-02). Social Justice Is The Way To End Riots. therealnews.com Eddie Conway talks with Jacqueline Luqman about the myths surrounding peaceful protests, uprisings, economic oppression and capitalism, valuing property over people, and the country's founding on violence.

ahtribune (2020-06-02). Government Mischief in an Age of Coronavirus. ahtribune.com There are three rather interesting stories that have received minimal attention from the mainstream media during the past several weeks that one might think are worthy of press coverage and even of some genuine debate in Congress. A little light shed on some important issues might actually help the public to understand the probable consequences of certain unwise or unnecessary actions undertaken by the federal government. | The first story relates to the Senate vote approving the USA Freedom Re-Authorization Act of 2020 (H.R. 6172). The renewal is particularly important because the act includes some features o…

The Canary (2020-06-02). Bishop 'outraged' after tear gas used on crowds before Trump church photo op. thecanary.co A bishop in the US has said she is "outraged" after tear gas was used to clear protesters ahead of president Donald Trump visiting a church to pose for photos while holding a bible.Thousands of protesters had gathered at Lafayette Park by the White House in Washington DC on Monday as part of demonstrations over the death of African American George Floyd in police custody.Shortly before Trump made an address to the nation, police officers dispersed the peaceful crowd, firing tear gas and using flash bangs.After the president had used his speech to threaten to deploy the military if US state governors did not stop…

Dr. Ashok Kumbamu (2020-06-02). Save the Life of Imprisoned Indian Public Intellectuals and Social Justice Activists. globalresearch.ca Chief Justice of India | 5, Krishna Menon Marg | New Delhi, 110011 | India | .. | We, the undersigned, demand the release of public intellectuals and social justice activists, Prof. G.N. Saibaba and Varavara Rao, who are imprisoned in fabricated cases and …

Fight Back (2020-06-02). Jax Fraternal Order of Police president threatens local teacher. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – Just hours after 3500 people rallied for police accountability in downtown Jacksonville on May 30, the president of the city's police union took to Facebook and threatened a local teacher and community activist. | The target of these threats was Christina Kittle of the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC), who helped co-organize and lead the massive May 30 peaceful protest. Kittle also teaches middle school civics in Jacksonville, where she serves as her school's union representative. | "This is Christina Kittle, one of the organizers of the so-called peaceful protest today in Jackson…

news.un (2020-06-02). Put human rights at the centre of coronavirus response urges Muhammad-Bande. news.un.org The nations of the world must put human rights at the heart of their ongoing response to COVID-19 and ensure that everyone can enjoy "justice and peace" wherever they may be, the President of the General Assembly said on Tuesday.

Joe Giambrone (2020-06-02). State Terrorism Across America. dissidentvoice.org In a blizzard of destruction, assaults on peaceful demonstrators, provocateurs, lies, cover-ups, and fascist proclamations, America teeters at a tipping point. The murder, by police, of George Floyd, has sparked a jaw-dropping response across America. Police in many locations have behaved as instigators and perpetrators of savage violence against citizens attempting to exercise their First …

Fight Back (2020-06-02). Appleton, WI joins in demanding justice for George Floyd. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – On May 30, as many as 1000 people braved the pandemic, wearing masks and practicing social distancing where they could while filling Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton. People joined together to protest the savage and racist police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd last week, and to rally for the Black Lives Matter movement. | With chants of "No justice, no peace!" and signs that read "Police accountability now!" the diverse crowd of outraged protesters stood in the sun for hours and marched several times around the police station. The demonstration was able to proceed without any troubl…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-02). How Barack Obama Destroyed Libya. strategic-culture.org Libya's long-running civil war has taken a new turn in recent weeks after the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord launched an offensive against would-be strongman Khalifa Haftar, pushing him and his Libyan National Army out of Tripoli and a number of near-by strongholds. But anyone who thinks that peace is at hand after nine years of anarchy and collapse should think again. Odds are all but certain that all it will do is introduce new chaos into a country that has already seen more than its fair share. | But before we speculate about the future, let's pause for a moment to consider the past and how th…

Staff (2020-06-02). Demands for Trump's Removal Grow as Fascist Speech Condemned. truthout.org President Donald Trump's pledge Monday evening to deploy the full force of the U.S. military against demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd — and the president's authorization of police violence against peaceful protesters to clear the way for a photo-op — amounted in the eyes of lawmakers, rights groups, and commentators to "declaration of war" against the U.S. public that must result in Trump's removal from office. | Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) characterized Trump's remarks from the Ros…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Vietnam felicitates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan congratulated Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf on his election as the new Iranian parliament Speaker and called for bilateral relations to achieve global peace and stability.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). Videos: Thousands of Protesters Defy DC Police Curfew Outside White House. sputniknews.com Thousands of protesters on Tuesday converged outside the White House to protest one day after US police violently dispersed peaceful protesters in Washington, DC, using tear gas and rubber bullets.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). US Senate Majority Leader Blocks Resolution to Condemn Trump Use of Tear Gas on Protesters. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blocked Senator Chuck Schumer's resolution to condemn President Donald Trump for deploying federal officers who used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters in the nation's capital.

_____ (2020-06-02). Protests, Riots, And Clashes Grow. popularresistance.org The country-wide rebellion that was kicked off by the police murder of George Floyd continues to grow, as across the US people hit the streets in solidarity. Mass demonstrations, freeway shut-downs, riots, looting, and clashes with law enforcement were widespread; as authorities rushed to call in the national guard. In many cities, large scale demonstrations that remained peaceful were also held. | What follows is a brief overview of the extensive resistance that was seen on Saturday, May 30th, for some cities, the second and third day of hitting the streets. Military buildup in Minneapolis also continued, as did…

_____ (2020-06-02). UK Government Urged To Suspend Export Of Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets And Riot Shields To US. popularresistance.org The government is being urged to suspend the sales of British tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to the United States amid fears they are being used against civil rights protesters. | The US has been rocked by angry demonstrations for nearly a week following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died pleading for air while a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for eight minutes. | The police response, apparently endorsed by president Donald Trump, has seen security forces ramming crowds with cars, deploying gas and baton rounds against peaceful demonstrators, and arresting and shoo…

Staff (2020-06-01). Headlines for June 1, 2020. democracynow.org Minneapolis Protests at Epicenter of Nationwide Uprising Met with More Police Violence, Louisville Police Shoot and Kill Man at Protest, New Yorkers Take to Streets Around City, Shut Down Traffic as NYPD Arrests Hundreds, Attacks Peaceful Crowds, Rep. Joyce Beatty and Two Columbus City Officials Pepper-Sprayed by Ohio Police, Video Shows 9-Year-Old Seattle Child in Distress After Reportedly Being Maced by Police, Protesters Rally in Front of Capitol, White House, as Trump Retreats to Presidential Bunker, Black Sacramento Teen Recovering After Being Shot in Face with Rubber Bullet, Atlanta Police Officers Fired Af…