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Monday, June 15, 2020
The More Israelis Breathe, the More Palestinians Choke: IDF Soldiers Kill Autistic Man For No Discernible Reason
In a grisly reminder America's not the only home to state racism and deadly abuse by those wielding its power, Israeli soldiers killed Iyad Halak, an autistic Palestinian man - to his father, "a sick boy" - who lay on the ground wounded and terrified as his caregiver shouted for five minutes in Hebrew and Arabic that he was disabled. Despite protests citing bleak parallels with George Floyd's death, Halak's mother expects no solace from an Israel where, "Justice does not exist."
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Friday, June 12, 2020
Rearranging the Deck Chairs on COVID, Race, Polls and the Great American Experiment
Bunker Boy is some good at denial, anyway. At a determinedly all-white racial justice event he cited "bad apples" and said of erasing bigotry, "It’ll go very easily.” He's virtually ignoring an "American fiasco" of two million COVID cases except for warning rally attendees they're on their own. He called bad polls "a stunt." And now, too lazy to write a GOP platform, he's going with 2016's, complete with three dozen denunciations of "the current president." There's truly no there there.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Tucker Carlson Is Freaking Out About Elmo the Antifa Overlord And His Left-Wing Rage Mob
Fox News' rabid poster boy of white fragility is so unnerved by a Sesame Street town hall on racism whose incendiary message was "don't judge people by the color of their skin, fur, or feathers" - and by thousands of Americans echoing that righteous call - that he's spewing uncommonly deranged bile about our North-Korean-like "relentless propaganda" making us feel " we have no right to stand up for ourselves" against left-wing, hornet-like mobs that "are coming for you." We can only hope.
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A Matter of Justice and Love
Finally, possibly, those with America's knees long on their necks are getting their aggrieved say. Philonise Floyd to the House: "The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough." Cornel West on the resilient victims of an enslaving America: "We got a love that (you) can’t take away." The explosive, getting-down-to-it Kimberly Jones on a historically broken social contract: "They are lucky that what black people are looking for is equality and not revenge." Listen up.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Police Are Rioting Chap. 442
As George Floyd was finally laid to rest next to his mother in Houston, police committed their 442nd documented - God knows how many are undocumented - act of brutality: Shooting a protestor in the head, then opening fire on the nurse and medic helping her. What we're seeing now is "normal," warns Greg Doucette, who has long tracked police atrocities. "There’s a cultural rot, a sort of decay within policing in the United States.” For further grisly proof, a new mother of supercuts says it all.
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Monday, June 8, 2020
A Small Good Thing: What Is Really Being Asked For Here
Amidst large signs of change and hope - steadfast thousands in the streets, stirrings of police reform, families of police victims banding together - come modest, poignant, elemental acts. Thus did Marine veteran Todd Winn stand and kneel silent and alone for three hours at the Utah State Capitol, wearing his full dress uniform and his two Purple Hearts, in such fierce heat his shoes melted, in honor of George Floyd and all the rest - to him, not a political issue, but "a human issue."
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Friday, June 5, 2020
Whose Street This Is
Prepping for Saturday's protests in D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser went for the grand gesture - and a symbolic middle finger to the racist cowering in the White House - and had "Black Lives Matter" painted in yuge yellow letters on the city's main drag. Bowser's action, aimed at recognizing the thousands in the streets "craving to be heard and to be seen," was criticized by some activists as "performative distraction," but many celebrated it as a vital tribute: "We are saying it loud. We are here."
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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Trump's Fearsome Army
Even as eloquent, empathic voices are raised - Mattis' call to "live up to our values," Obama's recalling a country "founded on protest," Trudeau's long, loud silence on our horrors - we lurch toward fascism. Bringing the war home with a swarm of military in D.C., Bunker Boy's campaign is now shilling for "the Trump Army" - "YOU are the President's first line of defense" - complete with camo Keep America Great hats, because nothing says democracy like viewing people of conscience as the enemy.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Tear-Gassed Clergy To Blasphemous Trump: Your Hands Are Too Small To Box With God
Improbably, the backstory of the vicious barking clown's latest cheap stunt is as slimy as the Bible-brandishing con itself. When Barr's thugs burst in to clear St. John's Church - "with their black shields and the whole bit" - they ejected and gassed clergy there to support protesters. Later, pastors of color turned up to warn, “God is always on the side of the oppressed." So did a devout George Floyd by video: In the end, he admonishes the wayward, "It's gonna be you and God."
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Monday, June 1, 2020
MAGA-Nacht
Surreal. Moments after threatening to unleash the military against his own people - aka "professional anarchists” - for the crime of seeking racial justice, our impeached reality show president had police teargas and shoot rubber bullets at peaceful protesters so he could hold a deranged, utterly pointless photo op, clutching a Bible in front of a church whose clergy were outraged. T hey were not alone. The horrified consensus among too many brutalized observers: Fascism has come to America.
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