Thursday’s news links – June 4, 2020

Protesters burn police station in Minneapolis.

Justified

54 Percent of Americans Think Burning Down Minneapolis Police Precinct Was Justified After George Floyd’s Death Newsweek

After Nearly 10,000 Arrested During Week of Protest, Three Other Police Officers Finally Charged Over Murder of George Floyd Common Dreams

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge

YOUNG MINNESOTA SOMALIS, ASSERTING THEIR BLACKNESS, TAKE CENTER STAGE IN GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS Sahan Journal

Minneapolis Police Use Force Against Black People at 7 Times the Rate of Whites NYTimes

Frank Rizzo Statue Taken Down—Philadelphia Mayor Long Associated With Police Brutality Newsweek

Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue AP

In Trump’s America, Gun-Toting Anti-Quarantine Activists Called “Very Good People,” But Unarmed Protesters Denouncing Police Brutality Are “Thugs” Common Dreams

GOP Senator Rand Paul Blocks Anti-Lynching Bill

How to protect yourself from rubber bullets—and why these ‘nonlethal’ weapons are so dangerous Popular Science

Labor

 Payday Report has learned that dozens of reporters employed by the Philadelphia Inquirer are going out on a “sick-out” strike tomorrow over the papers’ coverage of race.

Stop war on Black America

As Trump Threatens to Send Military Into Cities, Some GIs Refuse to Comply Truthout

NYT Rebuked for Tom Cotton Op-Ed Calling for US Military to Use ‘Overwhelming Show of Force’ Against Protests Common Dreams

New York Times Staffers in Open Revolt Over Tom Cotton’s ‘Send in the Troops’ Column Daily Beast

Cop In Armored Truck Tells Peaceful Protesters: ‘If You Do Not Move You Will Be Dead’ Jalopnik

How Militarizing Police Sets up Protesters as ‘the Enemy’ The Tyee

Federal Prison Officers Brought in to Patrol D.C. Streets Daily Beasts

Capitalist crisis

One-Third of America’s Record Unemployment Payout Hasn’t Arrived Bloomberg

Unemployment Stimulus Bill Exposes Obscenity of America’s Low Minimum Wage

U.S. States Just Lost Pipeline Veto Rights And That’s A Big Deal For Oil OilPrice

Cuba

Nobel Peace Prize Campaign for Cuban Physicians grows across the globe Peoples Dispatch

Zoom

Zoom says it won’t encrypt free calls so it can work more with law enforcement (twitter.com)


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