Daily Archives: June 1, 2020

2020-06-01: News Headlines

Eds. (2020-06-01). Cornel West: 'Neo-fascist gangster' Trump and neoliberal Democrats expose America as 'failed social experiment'. mronline.org West explained the current anger over Floyd's murder by police—one of whom, officer Derek Chauvin, was arrested Friday and charged with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter—adds to a "perfect storm" of multiple failures and inequities that pre-exist under an American imperial system that people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and others have been warning about since the middle …

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Thousands in Tampa Bay demand justice for George Floyd and all victims of police brutality. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society hosted a protest May 30 to demand justice for George Floyd and community control of the police. The event corresponded with the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression's national day of protest. Reporters estimate 5000 people in attendance at the height of the protest. | A crowd began to form a half-hour before the scheduled time. Hundreds marched to the Temple Terrace Police Department, chanting, "Say his name! George Floyd!" and "No justice, no peace! No racist police!" The protesters circled back to the corner of 53rd Street and Fowler…

Dean Baker (2020-06-01). Republican Attacks on State and Local Government Are Yet Another Assault on Black People. cepr.net Democrats in Congress have been pushing for a large amount of assistance for state and local governments in the next pandemic aid package. The finances of these governments have been devastated by the pandemic, with all of them seeing massive shortfalls in revenue due to the shutdowns and the weak economy that is projected for …

news.un (2020-06-01). WHO to support DR Congo as Ebola resurfaces in the northwest. news.un.org The World Health Organization (WHO) will assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it confronts a new Ebola outbreak in the northwest amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and other challenges, agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

Max Blumenthal (2020-05-29). Exclusive images from inside British court expose Assange's un-democratic treatment, physical deterioration. thegrayzone.com Photographs surreptitiously taken inside a British courtroom and provided to The Grayzone show a visibly disoriented Julian Assange confined to…

Kate Ruane (2020-05-29). President Trump has No Idea How Online Speech Works. aclu.org Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at bullying social media companies and online platforms into changing how they moderate content online. The order came the day after President Trump tweeted that Republicans feel that social media platforms silence conservative voices. And, notably, just days after Twitter's decision to place a fact-checking

Ruth Conniff (2020-05-26). The GOP's Hollow War on 'Tyranny'. progressive.org The GOP attacked the "tyranny" of Democratic officeholders who are trying to manage the public-health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joe Emersberger (2020-05-18). Disgraceful yet illuminating reactions to the 2002 coup that briefly ousted Hugo Chavez: IACHR, CPJ and RSF. zcomm.org The Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) The IACHR claimed in 2009 report on Venezuela that its reaction to the "the attempted coup d'état [of 2002] was immediate and decisive" and that it "warned that these acts constituted an interruption of the constitutional order as defined in the Democratic Charter." The evidence it offered

Whitney Webb & Raul Diego (2020-05-14). Head of the Hydra: The Rise of Robert Kadlec. thelastamericanvagabond.com A powerful network of political operatives, a global vaccine mafia and their man in Washington. Last Friday, a group of Democratic Senators "demanded" that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Robert Kadlec, "accurately disclose all his personal, financial and political ties in light of new reporting …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-05-13). Can Democracy Survive the Coronavirus? zcomm.org The coronavirus is not just a threat to our personal and collective health; it is a threat to our democratic institutions as well. We need to protect lives and democracies…

Wim Laven (2020-05-13). GOP's Achievement is Now on Display. zcomm.org Republicans are responsible for condoning his corruption, persistent abuses of power, and ongoing grift…

Bernie Sanders (2020-03-27). 'The universe is collapsing'. zcomm.org Bernie Sanders mocks Republicans over coronavirus aid…

Staff (2020-05-29). Headlines for May 29, 2020. democracynow.org Protests Rage After Minneapolis Prosecutor Does Not Bring Charges Against Officers Who Killed George Floyd, Scores Tear-Gassed, Arrested as Protests Against George Floyd's Killing Spread to Other Cities, Twitter Flags Trump Tweet for Glorifying Violence After President Attacks Minnesota Protesters as "THUGS", Trump Executive Order Threatens to Punish Social Media Companies over Fact-Checking, U.S. Economy Sheds Another 2.1 Million Jobs, Leaving 40.7 Million Unemployed Since Start of Pandemic, Pennsylvania Democratic Lawmakers Accuse Republicans of Knowingly Exposing Them to Coronavirus, Protesters Demand ICE Empt…

Staff (2020-05-26). Headlines for May 26, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths from COVID-19 as Trump Shuns Face Masks, Goes After Democrats on Twitter, Trump Threatens to Pull RNC Out of North Carolina If Dem Governor Refuses to Allow Packed Crowds, Second Immigrant in ICE Jail Dies from COVID-19, U.S. to Deport Haitian Death Squad Leader and COVID-Positive Haitians Amid Pandemic, U.S. Restricts Travel from Brazil as It Becomes Second Most Infected Country, South American Nations Experience Mounting Cases as New Epicenter of the Pandemic, Boris Johnson Faces Pressure over Reopening Country and Lockdown-Flouting Adviser, WHO Suspends Tests of Hydroxychloroquine as…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-01). Joe Biden Is Cancer for the Democrats: Urgent Strategy Change Needed. strategic-culture.org There have been U.S. presidential candidates in our lifetimes that seemed like really pathetic offerings such as the soulless human business suit that is Mitt Romney. There have been some that could have competed. had they gotten the big nomination, if not for one big mistake like Howard Dean. And there are some that just had really tough incumbent competition that they had no hope of defeating like Walter Mondale. However, as it stands today there is no (serious) candidate in the past few generations of American society worse than today's Joe Biden. It isn't even a question at this point if he will lose, the rea…

Trump is the Terrorist (2020-06-01). Trump Says He Will Name Antifa a Terrorist Organization. indybay.org Corporate media is reporting Trump said Sunday that he will designate antifa as a terrorist organization. This follows Democratic and Republican officials' statements that extremist groups are responsible for violence at protests calling for Justice for George Floyd across the nation.

The Canary (2020-06-01). How the spectre of police brutality could influence Joe Biden's choice of running mate. thecanary.co Joe Biden's search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the US, raising questions about contenders with law and order backgrounds and intensifying pressure on the presumptive Democratic nominee to select a Black woman.Biden, who has already pledged to pick a woman, has cast a wide net in his search.Some of the women on his list have drawn national praise amid the protests over Floyd's death, including Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who delivered an impassioned appeal for calm in her city on Friday night.But the outcry over police brut…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-01). Biden and Obama: Floyd killing exposes systemic racism in U.S. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — From Barack Obama and Joe Biden to the AFL-CIO and progressive allies there have come declarations that the Minneapolis police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25 once again exposed the systemic racism that undergirds U.S. society. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the presidency, added that this …