Tuesday’s news links – June 9, 2020

ILWU announcing a call for all Labor to stop in a 8 min, 46 sec vigil of silence at Noon ET June 9, to honor George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, & victims of police brutality. They state, “all lives will matter when Black lives matter because an injury to one is an injury to all.”

Sara Nelson
President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (in a personal capacity)

Racism is a deadly virus, too: A public health defense of these mass protests NY Daily News

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

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka speaks out for Black Lives Matter, faces backlash Washington Post

Abolish the police

Minneapolis: ‘Disband, defund,’ or community control, of the police FightBack!

Not just “a few bad apples”: U.S. police kill civilians at much higher rates than other countries

Remembering Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Colour killed by Canadian police

Movement to Defund Police Gains ‘Unprecedented’ Support Across US Guardian

Philadelphia police inspector gets applause from officers before surrendering on charges of assaulting protester TheHill

Minnesota Law Officers Acknowledge Slashing Tires At Minneapolis Protest HuffPost

Police use tear gas banned from war on protesters at home Facing South

“Stay in the Streets. It’s Working”: Two Weeks Into Racial Justice Protests, New York State Classifies Use of Chokeholds as Felony Common Dreams

KKK ‘leader’ charged for attack on Black Lives Matter protesters BBC

How White Crime Writers Justified Police Brutality NYTimes

IBM ends all facial recognition business as CEO calls out bias and inequality TechCrunch

Bolivia coup

‘It Was—Then as Now—Clearly a Coup’: NYT Finally Gets Around to Reporting OAS Fraud Election Claims in Bolivia Were Bogus Common Dreams

Indigenous Peoples

Charges Dropped Against 22 Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

Capitalist crisis

Rigged unemployment numbers—pandemic edition

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