Monday’s news links – June 1, 2020

Protesters tear down statue, damage Confederate monument, start fire in Birmingham WBRC

Horrifying moment Black Lives Matter protester is shot dead Daily Mail

LA car caravan condemns racism, urges release of inmates facing coronavirus risk

Scenes of ‘Urban Warfare’ Erupt from Miami to Seattle

The National Guard says 5,000 troops have been activated to respond to unrest in 15 states and DC with thousands more ready to go Business Insider

Minnesota prosecutor’s charges might lead to an unjustly easy sentence for George Floyd’s killer Boston Globe

Sign behind ⁦@GarrettHaake⁩ on MSNBC: Our police evolved from runaway slave catchers

The Nation’s Largest Police Force Is Treating Us as an Enemy NYTimes

The N.Y.P.D. strikes back harshly at demonstrators in a weekend of protests over the death of another black American at the hands of police.

Cuomo puts NY’s National Guard on standby as he expects more protests tonight Syracuse.com

African-American congresswoman pepper-sprayed during racism protest Politico

A nationwide police riot: Is our outrage about “violence” pointed at the real perpetrators? Salon

Police Prove Point of Protests by Instigating Violence Across the Country The Root

Watch: This Is What It Looks Like When the Response to Protests Against Police Violence Is… More Police Violence Common Dreams

Target Temporarily Closing or Shortening Hours at 200 Stores NYTimes

Black Americans Have a Message for Democrats: Not Being Trump Is Not Enough NYTimes

Joe Biden wants to heal the soul of the country in this moment of protest and loss, and win the White House. Simply telling people to vote in November may not help with either goal.

As police attack protesters in Minneapolis, speculations about “outsiders” draw on fraught history Intercept

Bill de Blasio Needs to Resign. By Defending Police Violence, He Has Betrayed New Yorkers. Intercept

Trump Ranted During Phone Call With George Floyd Family Breaking News

Trump was briefly taken to an underground bunker during Friday’s White House protests CNNPolitics

World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London AP

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

Indigenous Peoples

The Top U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spots Are All Indian Lands NYTimes

Lynchings a century ago affect black voting behavior today EPI video

Coronavirus

All 200 Workers at a Tennessee Vegetable Farm Test Positive for COVID-19

It’s Not Whether You Were Exposed to the Virus. It’s How Much. NYTimes

China

Pompeo says China poses an ongoing threat to the West Politico

Cuba

US Campaign Against Cuba’s Medical Brigades Targets Healthcare, Not ‘Forced Labor’ FAIR

Capitalist crisis

Evictions loom as state freezes on rent payments expire CNN

U.S. Debt Crisis Comes into View as Fed’s Balance Sheet Explodes Past $7 Trillion Rigged Game


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