Monday’s news links – June 8, 2020


A rooftop mural in Naples, Italy, depicting Lenin, Martin Luther King, George Floyd, Malcolm X and Angela Davis.

Police are the crime

Police killing black people is a public health crisis Washington Post

Video Shows Law Enforcement Officers Slashing Tires at Minneapolis Protests Slate

Man who trains San Jose police about bias severely injured by riot gun during George Floyd protest ABC

Top 16 Euphemisms US Headline Writers Used for Police Beating the Shit Out of People FAIR

Black deaths at the hands of law enforcement are linked to historical lynchings MR

Protesters attacked by the police and their allies have the moral right to defend themselves The Canary

Abolish the police

Minneapolis City Council Members Announce Intent To Disband The Police Department, Invest In Proven Community-Led Public Safety The Appeal

Veto-proof majority of Minneapolis City Council vows to disband police department Axios

There’s a growing call to defund the police. Here’s what it means CNN

What a World Without Cops Would Look Like Mother Jones

Breaking With AFL-CIO, Affiliated Labor Council May Vote to Expel Police Union Truthout

Man Who Was Hit By Driver During Protest Has Died

VIDEO: APD body camera footage of officers tasing two college students during protests CBS

Protests against police violence sweep across small-town America Reuters

Black Lives Matter protesters pull down statue of slave trader and roll it into river Mirror Online

Black Lives Matter: Aerial images show protests around the world after George Floyd’s death Independent

Trump’s Antifa Conspiracy Theory Attempts to Erase Powerful Black-Led Organizing Truthout

The U.S. Needs To Complete Its Reconstruction Efforts. Here’s How. Forbes


Cuba sets example with successful programme to contain coronavirus Guardian

Racism, Not Genetics, Explains Why Black Americans Are Dying Of COVID-19 Scientific American

Unemployment crisis

The May jobs report ‘misclassification error’ explained PBS

New numbers from the U.S. Labor Department Friday surprised economists when the jobless rate dropped in May. The Labor Department admitted that it had made a “misclassification error” in the May jobs report, meaning that the initial 13.3 percent jobless rate should have been 3 points higher in May — and as much as five percent higher in April.


A Bitter Election. Accusations of Fraud. And Now Second Thoughts. NYTimes

A close look at Bolivian election data suggests an initial analysis by the O.A.S. that raised questions of vote-rigging — and helped force out a president — was flawed.

FBI launches open attack on ‘foreign’ alternative media outlets challenging US foreign policy Gareth Porter


Trump’s war on Huawei is self-defeating Asia Times

The US has up to now dominated the semiconductor industry; that’s about to change

US Military Budget, Its Components, Challenges, and Growth The Balance

Why Military Spending Is More Than You Think It Is

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