2020-06-04: Social Media Postees

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Calling Trump 'Brave' for Ordering Soldiers to Attack Peaceful Protesters So He Can Do a Photo Op is Pathetic
Dave Lindorff | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-04
'Hero' Trump brandishes a Bible to frighten away devilish protesters his DC National Guard may have missed in their brutal assault on them clearing the way for his photo-op. The wretched and ignorant former governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has praised President Trump for his "courage" in supposedly "braving" protesters in the nation's capital to …

Minnesota: Student protest demands justice for George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-04
Minneapolis, MN – June 1 marked the fourth of a planned eight days of protest by University of Minnesota students in Dinkytown, a university neighborhood, following the death of George Floyd. Chanting slogans such as "I can't breathe" and "No justice, no peace," dozens of students blocked a road at the intersection of 15th Avenue SE and 4th Street SE. | The protest was organized by the unofficial student group, UMN Student Workers. One organizer explained that their intention was to give those students who lacked transportation a chance to protest nearer to their homes. They said that, while the protest was plann…

Vital UN peace and security work continues amid COVID-19 challenge
news.un.org | 2020-06-04
The military chiefs at three UN missions in Africa and the Middle East have shared how they are protecting peacekeepers from COVID-19 while also fulfilling their mandates in rapidly changing environments.

Hundreds protest racist violence in New Orleans, police attack demonstrators
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-04
New Orleans, LA – The night of June 3, hundreds of New Orleans protesters climbed the Crescent City Connection to fight racist violence and demand justice for police murders. The Connection is a highway bridge that crosses the Mississippi River to connect the East and West banks of New Orleans. The protesters fought as part of the Black Lives Matter and Justice for George Floyd movements, rallying behind various calls to abolish prisons and police. | "No justice, no peace!" and "Black Lives Matter!" rang up and down the highway. Black participants came right up to the mic to express their disgust for the police.

Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur, forges new presence in Sudan
news.un.org | 2020-06-04
The Security Council on Thursday extended the deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and set out the parameters for a follow-on mission that will start its work on 1 January next year.

Exposing Canada's Foreign Policy
acTVism Munich | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-04
In this episode of Know Your Stuff we speak with author and journalist Yves Engler about Canada's foreign policy and the impact it has globally. Is Canada's image as a peaceful actor and force for good a real reflection of its policy or is it just that, an image? To watch more videos on this …

Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective wins legal victory in face of hostile Obama-appointed judge & govt prosecution
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-03
The sentencing of the final four from the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective marked another defeat for Juan Guaidó and his…

Assassination of social activists continues in Colombia despite lockdown
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-03
According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), 115 environmentalists, human rights defenders, Indigenous, peasant and social leaders, and more than 20 former combatants of the FARC guerrilla group have been killed so far this year…

Israeli Troops Crackdown on Peaceful Protest at Home of Shiekh Sabri, Arrest Two
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-06-03
Israeli troops, early on Wednesday, stormed the home of Ikrima Sabri, current head of the Higher Islamic Council and former Mufti, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian sources in the occupied old city of Jerusalem said that the attack on Sabri's home followed Israeli troops' crackdown on a Palestinian …

Top Venezuelan opposition leaders blame The Grayzone and Nicolas Maduro for US uprising against police brutality
Alexander Rubinstein | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-02
Unhinged right-wing Venezuelan opposition leaders point to Max Blumenthal's t-shirt as evidence of a devious plot by the government of…

Put human rights at the centre of coronavirus response urges Muhammad-Bande
news.un.org | 2020-06-02
The nations of the world must put human rights at the heart of their ongoing response to COVID-19 and ensure that everyone can enjoy "justice and peace" wherever they may be, the President of the General Assembly said on Tuesday.

Jax Fraternal Order of Police president threatens local teacher
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Jacksonville, FL – Just hours after 3500 people rallied for police accountability in downtown Jacksonville on May 30, the president of the city's police union took to Facebook and threatened a local teacher and community activist. | The target of these threats was Christina Kittle of the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC), who helped co-organize and lead the massive May 30 peaceful protest. Kittle also teaches middle school civics in Jacksonville, where she serves as her school's union representative. | "This is Christina Kittle, one of the organizers of the so-called peaceful protest today in Jackson…

State Terrorism Across America
Joe Giambrone | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-02
In a blizzard of destruction, assaults on peaceful demonstrators, provocateurs, lies, cover-ups, and fascist proclamations, America teeters at a tipping point. The murder, by police, of George Floyd, has sparked a jaw-dropping response across America. Police in many locations have behaved as instigators and perpetrators of savage violence against citizens attempting to exercise their First …

Nobel Peace Prize Campaign for Cuban Physicians grows across the globe
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-02
Cuban doctors' solidarity, once again, has gained international attention. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 1,800 Cuban healthcare professionals have been sent to dozens of countries. In response to the initiative, a Nobel Peace prize campaign to honor the physicians have been gaining more support each day. | Launched by the French organization " Cuba Linda" and by the France-Cuba Committee,…

Social Justice Is The Way To End Riots
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Eddie Conway talks with Jacqueline Luqman about the myths surrounding peaceful protests, uprisings, economic oppression and capitalism, valuing property over people, and the country's founding on violence.

Appleton, WI joins in demanding justice for George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Appleton, WI – On May 30, as many as 1000 people braved the pandemic, wearing masks and practicing social distancing where they could while filling Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton. People joined together to protest the savage and racist police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd last week, and to rally for the Black Lives Matter movement. | With chants of "No justice, no peace!" and signs that read "Police accountability now!" the diverse crowd of outraged protesters stood in the sun for hours and marched several times around the police station. The demonstration was able to proceed without any troubl…

"When They Say We Don't Have the Right to Protest," Says Naomi Klein, "That's the Moment to Flood the Streets"
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-06-04
As Trump declares "law and order" clampdown against peaceful demonstrations, author and activist reminds people of most important lesson she's learned studying history of shock doctrine tactics. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/rise_up.jpg

Remembering "Big Floyd": Houston Friends of George Floyd Describe Him as a "Man of Peace"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-03
As historic protests against police brutality continue nationwide, we go to Houston, Texas, the longtime home of George Floyd, who was killed by Minneapolis police last week. More than 60,000 people took to the streets Tuesday to honor his memory. We hear Floyd in his own words and speak to two of his friends about his work mentoring young men in one of the city's historically Black communities, the Third Ward. He was "already preaching peace, love, God, unity, advocating against gun violence," says Corey Paul, Houston hip-hop artist and entrepreneur, who ministered with Floyd alongside Patrick "P.T." Ngwolo, pas…

Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-04
There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. The United States has been waging devastating economic warfare against Iran and Venezuela while also blaming China for a global health crisis that it is unwilling to help address due to its withdrawal from the World Health Organization. Israel meanwhile is planning on illegally annexing significant parts of the Palestinian West Bank in July, with a green light from the Tr…

How Barack Obama Destroyed Libya
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-02
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…

Lakota and Navajo respond as police blind and beat reporters and peaceful protesters
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Lakota and Navajo respond, as news reporters and peaceful protesters are shot, blinded and beaten during Black Lives Matter protests. In Albuquerque, The Red Nation group was stalked and confronted by white vigilantes working with Albuquerque Police officers.

Thursday 6/4: We Demand Justice Caravan – Peaceful Protest
One Richmond | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Meet at 850 La Playa St, San Francisco in the La Playa Safeway parking lot at Fulton and 48th Avenue at 4: 30 pm. This is next to Ocean Beach. Route to be announced there, but plan to do a rough circle around SF neighborhoods including Outer Richmond, Outer Sunset, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Visitacion Valley, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Seacliff. The local neighborhood police precincts to be included on the route.

Detailed (non-patent stuff) Views of interior and exterior of Riot Cars, Suvs, Tanks APCs
David Thul Kitten | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Yesterday, I uploaded these books (digitals). Today, with the deployments of so many wonderful, smiling, Peace Officerz spreading "safety" by rolling around shouting and menacing Americans and all life forms living here, I thought it prudent to upload two books for your 1ST AMENDMENT READING and educational use (legal). Enjoy both covering all sorts of makes and models of Police and Military SUVs, armored cars, so on.

Thursday 6/4: We Demand Justice Caravan – Peaceful Protest
One Richmond | indybay.org | 2020-06-04
Meet at JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park.

With Hydroxychloroquine Out of the News, Ingraham Pivots to Tear Gas Trutherism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-04
The Trump campaign on Tuesday sought to defend the president's Bible-toting photo-op

The Great Screen Robbery: Chicago looters make off with TVs & other expensive goods from MOVING TRAIN in broad daylight (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Video has emerged online purporting to show looters audaciously stealing flat screen TVs and other electronics from a slow-moving freight train in Chicago, as mass protests raged across the US. | As the wave of peaceful anti-police brutality protests continue across the US

Protectors Of The Venezuelan Embassy Victorious After Federal Charges Are Dropped
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-04
Federal charges against the four protectors of the Venezuelan Embassy, who defended the building in Washington DC against violent opposition crowds for several weeks between April 10 and May 16 of 2019, were completely dropped in a case that was brought directly by prosecutors of the Trump administration. | After several months of proceedings that produced a mistrial in February 2020, the four activists expressed in a public statement that "Today's sentence marks yet another victory in the effort to protect the Venezuelan Embassy. The Embassy Protection Collective broke through the blockade and got supplies to th…

Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. The United States has been waging devastating economic warfare against Iran and Venezuela while also blaming China for a global health …

CoronaShock and the Hybrid War against Venezuela
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-06-03
CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient.

JFK, MLK, RFK, 50 Years of Suppressed History: New Evidence on Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy
Elizabeth Woodworth | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-03
Fifty years of research shows that three humane visions of global peace were thwarted by three covert assassinations. In each case eyewitness accounts were written out of history. In each case the "lone gunman" fiction denied society a true understanding of the deep politics of history…

Bishop 'outraged' after tear gas used on crowds before Trump church photo op
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-02
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…

Videos: Thousands of Protesters Defy DC Police Curfew Outside White House
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
Thousands of protesters on Tuesday converged outside the White House to protest one day after US police violently dispersed peaceful protesters in Washington, DC, using tear gas and rubber bullets.

Protests, Riots, And Clashes Grow
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
The country-wide rebellion that was kicked off by the police murder of George Floyd continues to grow, as across the US people hit the streets in solidarity. Mass demonstrations, freeway shut-downs, riots, looting, and clashes with law enforcement were widespread; as authorities rushed to call in the national guard. In many cities, large scale demonstrations that remained peaceful were also held. | What follows is a brief overview of the extensive resistance that was seen on Saturday, May 30th, for some cities, the second and third day of hitting the streets. Military buildup in Minneapolis also continued, as did…

UK Government Urged To Suspend Export Of Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets And Riot Shields To US
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
The government is being urged to suspend the sales of British tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to the United States amid fears they are being used against civil rights protesters. | The US has been rocked by angry demonstrations for nearly a week following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died pleading for air while a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for eight minutes. | The police response, apparently endorsed by president Donald Trump, has seen security forces ramming crowds with cars, deploying gas and baton rounds against peaceful demonstrators, and arresting and shoo…

Peaceful protests in Indiana met with police violence
Jason Jones | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-02

US Sanctions Shipping Companies, Torpedoes Venezuela Oil-for-Food Deal
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-02
Washington is cracking down on swap deals that provide Venezuela with food, fuel and other vital imports in exchange for crude oil.

Demands for Trump's Removal Grow as Fascist Speech Condemned
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-02
President Donald Trump's pledge Monday evening to deploy the full force of the U.S. military against demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd

Vietnam felicitates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-02
TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA)

Urge your Reps to help end police violence!
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-06-01
George Floyd should still be alive today. Since we can't bring him back to his family, we must take action for justice. We need to take action for justice for George as well as for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Oscar Grant, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and ALL the thousands of people whose names …

UN appeals for restraint, 'social cohesion' as protests across the US continue
news.un.org | 2020-06-01
Responding to on-going protests that have spawned violence on all sides across dozens of US cities, the UN Spokesperson on Monday reiterated the Secretary-General's appeal for grievances to be heard in "peaceful ways", met with restraint by police and security forces.

Brexit transition uncertainty 'poses threat to stability in Northern Ireland'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
Uncertainty and lack of time before the end of Brexit transition poses a "potent threat" to prosperity and stability in the north of Ireland, a report has warned.Businesses in Great Britain could decide it is economically unviable to continue operations across the Irish Sea unless flexibility is shown in the EU negotiations, a House of Lords committee warned.The country will have to follow EU rules on agriculture and manufactured goods, ensuring access to its single market and keeping the border with the Republic of Ireland free-flowing in a key concession maintaining a decades-old peace.The group of peers said:…

From George Floyd Back to the Structural Violence of Capitalism
Black Alliance for Peace | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-01
Third degree murder for 3/5 for a devalued life Knee in throat air gone, gasping dying under the color of law! George Floyd had no chance! The gang of state sponsored assassins had already signed his death warrant! They think we should be grateful for watered down justice that has not and will never be …

Will There Be A New War In Asia?
Leonid Savin | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-01
A major military conflict is brewing at the heart of Asia. It could come to nothing, or it could affect four countries. It all depends on how valid the actions of those involved are going to be and whether other countries are going to undertake peacekeeping efforts. | On 23 May, it was reported that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) had moved 5,000 soldiers into the mountainous region of Ladakh. This is not exactly a new…

Venezuela Inaugurates New Fuel System, Increases Local Production
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-01
The new model features dual prices, dollar payments and private import permits, ending the state's 50-year monopoly on fuel supply.

Thierry Deronne :"The Revolt That Is Happening in the United States Is the Same One That Founds the Resistance of the Venezuelan People"
ahtribune.com | 2020-06-01
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is the current situation in Venezuela? | Thierry Deronne: The daily problems derived from the US blockade and sabotage, such as the lack of water, gas, electricity, petrol, or the price war of a predominant sector, which have brutally reduced the purchasing power, have not caused the popular revolt that the United States is hoping for. On the one hand because the government continues to invent restraint barriers, allowances, food at low prices, on the other hand because the population has been in a resistance school for at least six years, helps each other and adapts very quickly. The…

From fighting with guns to fighting the pandemic
news.un.org | 2020-05-30
In countries suffering from conflict, readjusting to life in a peaceful society is a challenge, both for former fighters and the wider community. Since the spread of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN is having to refocus many of its programmes, aimed at reducing violence in communities, and rehabilitating combatants.

"It Was Murder": Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
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.

Peacekeepers exemplify 'service, sacrifice and selflessness', in face of pandemic
news.un.org | 2020-05-29
To honour the more than 3,900 women and men who have lost their lives under the UN flag since 1948, Secretary-General António Guterres laid a wreath at the Peacekeepers' memorial on Friday, International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

Venezuela Cuts Back Oil Production, Mulls Gasoline Price Hike
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-28
Four Iranian tankers carrying fuel and additives have arrived in recent days.

In 2007, acclaimed US physician Paul Farmer pushed for Cuban Medical Brigades to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-05-27
Today Code Pink is making a push for that. It would be a lock in a civilized world. Click below to here to read Farmer's letter. In it, he glowingly sums up his decades of working closely with Cuban doctors in Haiti.