Daily Archives: June 2, 2020

2020-06-02: News Headlines

The Canary (2020-06-02). Bishop 'outraged' after tear gas used on crowds before Trump church photo op. thecanary.co A bishop in the US has said she is "outraged" after tear gas was used to clear protesters ahead of president Donald Trump visiting a church to pose for photos while holding a bible.Thousands of protesters had gathered at Lafayette Park by the White House in Washington DC on Monday as part of demonstrations over the death of African American George Floyd in police custody.Shortly before Trump made an address to the nation, police officers dispersed the peaceful crowd, firing tear gas and using flash bangs.After the president had used his speech to threaten to deploy the military if US state governors did not stop…

RT (2020-06-02). More than half of Americans SUPPORT SENDING MILITARY to aid police in dealing with George Floyd protests — poll. rt.com Over 50 percent of Americans would like to see the army deployed to the streets of US cities to help police tackle the riots raging across the country following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. | The US has been gripped by a massive wave of protests for over a week, as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to call for justice for the African American man, who was choked to death by a police officer during a detention process. | While it might seem that the nation, or the larger part of it at least, has rallied behind the cause, a large number of Americans admitted the…

RT (2020-06-02). Almost 400 cities in EVERY US state join wave of protest over George Floyd death. rt.com Hundreds of cities and towns across the US have seen people hitting the streets to join anti-police-brutality protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. Yet, as tensions ran high, many rallies turned into nightmarish riots. | America has once again been gripped by massive protests as the Black Lives Matter movement seemingly regained momentum following the death of another African American at the hands of the US police. The man was choked to death by a police officer during detention in Minneapolis last week. An independent autopsy confirmed that the man's death was a result of asphyxiation. | A total of s…

RT (2020-06-02). Warring parties in Libya agree to restart ceasefire talks — UN. rt.com The United Nations' mission in Libya has said the country's warring parties have agreed to restart talks aimed at reaching a lasting ceasefire, after a three-month suspension. | In a statement late on Monday, UNSMIL "welcomed" moves by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and forces backing eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar to accept "restarting negotiations on a ceasefire and the related security arrangements." | Pro-Haftar forces have been battling since April last year to seize the capital Tripoli from the UN-recognized GNA. A military commission made up of five GNA loyalists and five Haftar dele…

The Canary (2020-06-02). Wales's health minister defends George Floyd protesters in US. thecanary.co Wales's health minister has defended people protesting against the death of George Floyd in the United States, saying the loss of black lives was the "biggest harm" to the country. | Vaughan Gething said that the US was not alone in appearing to be "going backwards" on race relations, and that though all lives should matter "in some countries they don't". | African American Floyd died in police custody last week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. | Gething, who became the first black minister of any of the UK's devolved governments in 2013, was speaking after posting a…

Staff (2020-06-02). Headlines for June 2, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Threatens to Send Military into Streets to Crack Down on Nationwide Uprising, Protests Spread Around the U.S. and the Globe as Autopsies Confirm George Floyd Died of Homicide, Louisville Police Chief Fired After African American Man Shot and Killed Monday, 15,000 People Attend Youth Rally in Oakland, CA; Police Continue Attacks on Protesters, Outrage After White Bar Owner Who Shot and Killed 22-Year-Old James Scurlock Dodges Criminal Charge, Facebook Workers Stage Virtual "Walkout," Call Out Inaction on Trump's Posts Inciting Violence, Iranian Scientist Who Contracted COVID-19 in ICE Jail Is Deported, First…

Lawrence Davidson (2020-06-02). U.S. Urban Riots Revisited. counterpunch.org What follows is an updated essay on the "perennial nature of U.S. urban riots" which I wrote a little over five years ago. The original version appeared on my blog on 9 May 2015 following racial rioting in the city of Baltimore. The murder of George Floyd, an African American, by police in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020,

WSWS (2020-06-02). Germany and EU expand military deployment in Africa. wsws.org German imperialism sees the crisis as an opportunity to assert its global geopolitical interests by force of arms.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-06-02). Anti-Racist Demonstrations Continue Despite Escalating Government Repression. globalresearch.ca When the videotaped public execution by a white Minneapolis police officer of African American George Floyd, 46, was posted in social media, a firestorm of opposition, protests and rebellion swept throughout the United States and internationally. | In just a …

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). US Police's terrorism revealed inhumane nature of US regime: Iran Parl. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Iranian lawmakers issued a statement on Tuesday, slamming the racist behavior of US police against African Americans.

news.un (2020-06-02). Address 'appalling impact' of COVID-19 on minorities, UN rights chief urges. news.un.org Urgent action is needed to address "the major disproportionate impact" of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities, including people of African descent, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

Ryan Cristián (2020-06-02). Final Technocratic "Lock Step" Plan Is Here As Martial Law Roles Out Across The Nation. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (6/1/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-02). How Barack Obama Destroyed Libya. strategic-culture.org Libya's long-running civil war has taken a new turn in recent weeks after the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord launched an offensive against would-be strongman Khalifa Haftar, pushing him and his Libyan National Army out of Tripoli and a number of near-by strongholds. But anyone who thinks that peace is at hand after nine years of anarchy and collapse should think again. Odds are all but certain that all it will do is introduce new chaos into a country that has already seen more than its fair share. | But before we speculate about the future, let's pause for a moment to consider the past and how th…

Joachim Hagopian (2020-06-02). Floyd Murder Sparks Violent Protests in US — Citizens at Breaking Point with Police State Oppression? globalresearch.ca How many times are we going to see another appalling episode of racist white cops maliciously murdering another unarmed black man, before we realize this repugnant injustice fueling our anger at this point is multilayered, penetrating to the core of …

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-06-02). New study shows how SARS-CoV-2 made its journey from bats to humans. peoplesdispatch.org A lot has been said about the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, both in terms of conspiracy theories and scientific evidence. While the conspiracy theorists still spitefully campaign that the novel coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab or it was accidentally leaked from the lab, evidence contradicts such malicious notions and has firmly said that the virus has natural roots. It has also been said that the novel coronavirus jumped to humans from bats via another mammal, the pangolins. | In a latest development, scientists have found that the SARS-CoV-2 could jump to humans from animals by doing crucial rearrangem…

Swamy GK, Grotegut CA. (2020-06-02). A Structured, Electronic Approach to Shared Decision-making and Attempted Trial of Labor. jamanetwork.com In 2018, more than 1.2 million pregnant women in the US underwent a cesarean delivery as part of their birth experience. Maternal indications for cesarean delivery include a lack of progress during labor, placental abnormalities, and complex medical conditions. Fetal conditions include multifetal gestation, fetal malpresentation (breech), congenital anomalies, and fetal intolerance of labor. Although generally safe for mother and fetus, cesarean deliveries are associated with significantly higher risk of maternal morbidity, including maternal transfusion, surgical injury, unplanned hysterectomy, intensive care un…

teleSUR (2020-06-02). Senegal: Gov't Postpones Reopening of Schools Due to COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Senegal's President Macky Sall Monday announced that the reopening of schools will be postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak among teachers. | RELATED: | "Teachers that tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in the southern Ziguinchor region," Senegalese Education Minister Mamadou Talla stated to local news media. | In early May, Senegalese leader announced markets and shops were to reopen in June, as part of pre…

Staff (2020-06-01). A Class Rebellion: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on How Racism & Racial Terrorism Fueled Nationwide Anger. democracynow.org In the largest nationwide uprising since the 1960s, protesters shut down cities across the United States over the weekend following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man in Minneapolis. "These are not just repeats of past events," says scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. "These are the consequences of the failures of this government and the political establishment … to resolve these crises."

Henry Giroux (2020-06-01). Racial Domestic Terrorism and the Legacy of State Violence. counterpunch.org The sheer brutality of George Floyd's death at the hands of a viciously violent cop symbolizes the unadulterated racism of a culture that looks away in the face of police violence against Black people but also a society in which a form of racialized domestic terrorism has become normalized.

yenisafak (2020-06-02). All lives, black lives matter: EU foreign policy chief. yenisafak.com The EU supports the right to peaceful protest, and it condemns violence and all forms of racism, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told a news conference on Tuesday. "All lives matter, black lives also matter," Borrell stated, referring to nationwide protests in the US following the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, in police custody. | He described the circumstances of the unarmed man's death as "shocking." | "All societies must remain vigilant against the excessive use of force" and ensure that people in charge of public order do not exercise their authority the way they did in the case of Fl…

yenisafak (2020-06-02). Turkey's national palaces reopen as 'new normal' begins. yenisafak.com National museums in Istanbul, including the iconic Dolmabahce Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace that were temporarily closed on March 18 to slow the spread of coronavirus, reopened to the public on Tuesday.Istanbul's Topkapi Palace, which served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of Ottoman sultans, also began receiving visitors on Monday just as other museums and archeological sites across Turkey reopened.Several protective measures have been taken by the National Palaces Administration as part of the normalization process.Social distancing has been made compulsory with "social distance control lab…

yenisafak (2020-06-02). Morocco: Number of coronavirus cases surpasses 7,800. yenisafak.com Health authorities in Morocco and Tunisia confirmed more cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, as the countries struggle to stem the spread of the pandemic.In Morocco, the Health Ministry confirmed 26 new virus cases, pushing the total infections to 7,859. Moroccan authorities have so far confirmed 205 deaths and 6,291 recoveries from the disease.The country had declared a nationwide medical emergency on March 20 to curb the spread of coronavirus.The Tunisian Health Ministry, meanwhile, said the country's infections rose to 1,086 as two new cases were registered.Tunisia's death toll from the virus now stands…

sputniknews (2020-06-02). Crisis Mentality of US Police Led to Brutal Killing of George Floyd, Indian Analysts Say. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The killing of an African American, George Floyd, by a white policeman in Minneapolis has roiled the United States, with nationwide protests and violence over the past week. Some governors have refused to use the National Guard to shut the protests down, so President Trump has promised to deploy the military to end the unrest.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). George Floyd Protests Highlight Social Injustice, 'Endemic' Racial Bias in US, UN Official Says. sputniknews.com For a week now US cities have been rocked by large-scale protests against police brutality, negligence towards the black population, and those of colour following unarmed African American resident of Minneapolis, George Floyd, being killed by the police.

sputniknews (2020-06-02). More Elephants Found Dead in Botswana as Anthrax, Poison Ruled Out as Causes. sputniknews.com Wildlife authorities in Botswana have reported at least 110 mysterious elephant deaths in the northwest part of the country – a jump from the 56 carcasses discovered as of an earlier announcement in May. However, anthrax and poisoning were recently ruled out as causes behind the animals' deaths.

RT (2020-06-02). 'Riots only help Trump': Rock legend Roger Waters slams US president but calls for peaceful protests. rt.com Denouncing the US police as "vicious" and President Donald Trump as wanting a race war, musician Roger Waters called for protesters to not fall into their trap and focus on peaceful civil disobedience. | "Trump is trying with the whole holding up the Bible thing to reinforce the idea he wants a civil war between the white supremacist Christian right and anyone willing to stand up with a baseball bat and say no," Waters told RT America on Tuesday. | While he understands that a lot of people are "desperately angry" about George Floyd or other African-Americans killed by "vicious" police all over the US, Waters b…

Al Neal (2020-06-02). Two knees: One a call for change, the other a murder weapon. peoplesworld.org A tale of two knees. One, belonging to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, pressed into soft green grass for a minute and 56 seconds. The other, that of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin, violently digging into the soft tissue of an African-American man's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, senselessly robbing the man …

_____ (2020-06-02). White Women Caught Tagging BLM on Starbucks. popularresistance.org Two white protesters got called out by a black protester for tagging a Starbucks with graffiti repping the Black Lives Matter movement … and the bizarre encounter was caught on video. | Check it out … you see two white women decked out in all black and wearing face masks/coverings spraying 'BLM' along the side of a Starbucks in L.A., as well as other messaging. One African-American woman who's also protesting gets in their faces and questions what they're doing … and why. Watch what happens when she confronts them. | The white gals were NOT down to stick around for answers, as they mumbled incoherent respon…

Fight Back (2020-06-02). WFTU Campaign: Solidarity to the U.S. people's struggle. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions. | The popular outrage that erupted a week ago in the United States after the cold-blooded murder of 47-year-old African-American worker George Floyd by police in Minneapolis is continuing against the state repression and the brutal force used by the police. Hundreds of thousands of Americans took the streets over the weekend in more than 80 major cities, in two-thirds of the country's states, to protest state barbarism and racist violence, of the repressive forces. | Despite the outcry over the 47-year-old's…

Danica Jorden (2020-06-02). African American Mayors and Sheriffs Stand Among George Floyd Protestors in Central North Carolina. globalresearch.ca Four years ago, Rakeem Jones was

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Central Florida FRSO condemns Florida curfews. fightbacknews.org In response to the nationwide uprisings in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, Florida cities and counties along the I-4 corridor, such as Tampa, Orlando, and Polk County, have announced curfews in an attempt to deescalate protests. In addition, Governor Ron DeSantis has deployed the National Guard to Tampa. The Central Florida District of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns these measures as they are motivated by aims to suppress the popular movements against the continuing brutality of the police against the African American community. | Tampa mayor Jane "Cover-up" Castor announced on Ma…

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-01). Rage Against the United States of Institutionalized Inequality and Injustice. globalresearch.ca Public rage in dozens of US cities goes way beyond the killing of African American George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. | Like countless others in the US, Floyd was a victim of institutionalized racism, inequality and injustice….

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-01). Libyan War Escalates as Regional Powers Attempt to Gain Stronger Influence. globalresearch.ca Alarms are sounding in Europe as Turkey, Russia and Arab states could potentially agree on shared influence in Libya, and therefore the entirety of the eastern Mediterranean, according to some experts. This comes as European states have no influence over …

Richard Silverstein (2020-06-01). Mueller Investigated Former Lebanese Phalangist, Trump Advisor, for Ties to Egyptian Dictator. globalresearch.ca The ranks of Republican consultants are filled by hoaxsters, swindlers and crooks. In the era of Trump, this phenomenon has become even more pronounced. One of them is Walid Phares, a

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.

teleSUR (2020-06-01). Zimbabwe: US Ambassador Summoned Over Accusatory Statements. telesurenglish.net United States ambassador to Zimbabwe, Brian A. Nichols, was summoned by the country's government over a senior White House official declaration about the African nation using George Floyd's death's riots to tamper with his country's internal affairs. | RELATED: | Robert O'Brien, Donald Trump's national security advisor said the country was among external adversaries."Countries such as Russia, China, Iran, and Zimbabwe w…

Staff (2020-06-01). Racism and Racial Terrorism Has Fueled Nationwide Anger. truthout.org Image Credit: Courtesy E. Mackey | In the largest nationwide uprising since the 1960s, protesters shut down cities across the United States over the weekend following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man in Minneapolis. "These are not just repeats of past events," says scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. "These are the consequences of the failures of this government and the political establishment … to resolve these crises." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in…

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Historic mobilization in Jacksonville, over 3500 take the streets demanding justice. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – In an historic mobilization, over 3500 people took the streets in coordination with the National Alliance Against Racist Political Repression national day of action, May 30 to protest against police crimes committed by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO). This was one of the largest demonstrations seen in Jacksonville in decades. The people of Jacksonville were also protesting in solidarity with the uprisings happening in cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Tallahassee, Tampa, and Los Angeles for African Americans like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. The protests wer…

Fight Back (2020-06-01). Tampa: Thousands march for justice, police respond with violence. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – Thousands continue to march and demand justice for George Floyd as protests across the Tampa Bay enter their second day. Jane Castor, current mayor of Tampa and former chief of police, enacted a curfew in an attempt to stop the people's uprising. Despite the curfew and heavy police repression, people are staying in the streets until justice is served. | Tampa had two organized protests May 31. The first protest was held in East Tampa, a majority African American neighborhood. Demonstrators marched through East Tampa and Ybor City. After the end of the march people began moving to downtown for the seco…

Ryan Cristián (2020-06-01). Top Ten Signs We're Living in a Police State. thelastamericanvagabond.com "The further a society drifts from Truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." — George Orwell There are some who would have Americans believe that certain kinds of change are necessary to the modern survival of this country. In this time of limitless and unforeseen possibilities, that statement is inevitably true. Yet, …

Unicorn Riot (2020-05-31). New Footage Reveals Moments Before George Floyd's Death. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — While unprecedented protests erupt across the nation, new surveillance footage has surfaced online of the moments before the death of George Floyd. The 46-year-old unarmed African American man was accused of forgery before he was killed by Minneapolis Police Officers on May…

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-31). MSM Is Creating A Race War To Hide The Revolution, As "COVID" Control Measures Forced In Everywhere. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/31/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

The Lancet (2020-05-30). [Editorial] COVID-19 in Africa: no room for complacency. thelancet.com Despite over 100‚Äà000 confirmed cases and infections in every country, the passage of COVID-19 through the African continent remains somewhat enigmatic. High numbers of deaths were expected in the region due to fragile health systems, lack of access to preventive measures, barriers to testing, and potentially vulnerable populations. But, according to WHO, Africa is the least affected region globally, with 1 ∑5% of the world's reported COVID-19 cases and 0 ∑1% of the world's deaths. Although comparisons are inaccurate, mortality rates have been lower compared with outbreaks of similar si…

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-30). Bill Gates' Web of Dark Money and Influence with Derrick Broze. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/29/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Staff (2020-05-29). Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic. therealnews.com Families dependent on remittances from seasonal workers are facing a crisis, even in countries without widespread COVID-19 cases.

Staff (2020-05-29). "It Was Murder": Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops. democracynow.org As thousands take to the streets of Minneapolis to protest against the police killing of George Floyd for the third night in a row, we go to Minneapolis to speak with City Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. Police pointed an automatic rifle at his head in 2015 when he was peacefully protesting the police killing of another African American man, Jamar Clark. We also speak with Kandace Montgomery with the Black Visions Collective, which is calling for the abolition of police.

Derrick Broze (2020-05-29). Bill Gates' Web of Dark Money and Influence — Part 3: Health Surveillance, Event 201 and the Rockefeller Connection. thelastamericanvagabond.com Lockdowns, Contact Tracing, Digital Certificates, and Vaccines Over the last four months Bill Gates has made dozens of media appearances where he has called for several controversial "solutions" to COVID-19. Gates says these proposals must be implemented before society can go back to "normal." From calling for extended lock downs, health surveillance (aka contact tracing) …

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-29). James Corbett Interview — The Social Media Regulation Psyop. thelastamericanvagabond.com Originally Published August 26 2018 In a time of such obvious deceit and aggressive manipulation, not only by those who once sought our votes or our subservience but today even by each other, unwittingly doing the bidding of those who seek to control our every purchase, our every click, view and action, one would think …

news.un (2020-05-28). US must take 'serious action' to halt police killings of unarmed African Americans. news.un.org The UN human rights chief on Thursday condemned the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd while in police custody in the city of Minneapolis, calling it the latest in "a long line of killings of unarmed African Americans by US police officers and members of the public".

Derrick Broze (2020-05-28). Bill Gates' Web of Dark Money and Influence — Part 2: The COVID-19 Operation. thelastamericanvagabond.com This piece will continue our look into Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Please see part 1 before reading. In part 2, we will focus on the role the Foundation has played in the response to COVID-19, as well as the influence the organization has on global health institutions. Before we dive …