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Saturday, June 6, 2020
'This Is Incredible': Enormous Crowds Flood Streets Across US Demanding End to Police Brutality and Justice for George Floyd
"It feels like it's more than just a moment. Finally, finally it's more than just a moment."
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'American Secret Police'? Trump Deployment of Unidentified Law Enforcement Officials Across DC Sparks Alarm
"The United States would normally condemn this tactic if used by dictators of other countries, and its use here directly threatens our democracy."
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Labor Bureau Says 'Misclassification Error' Is Making Unemployment Rate Look Lower Than It Really Is
"Long story short, BLS is telling us that we're at 16 percent unemployment."
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'These Unions Dishonor the Labor Movement': Nearly 200 Academics, Lawmakers, and Activists Demand AFL-CIO Expel Police Unions
"The AFL-CIO cannot stand for criminal justice reform, while at the same time allowing police unions to use your power to impede reform."
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Condemning Police Conduct as 'Disgusting,' Federal Judge Bars Denver Cops From Using Chemical Weapons on Protesters
"Citizens should never have to fear peaceful protest on the basis of police retaliation, especially not when protesting that very same police violence."
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'Quietly Putting Hundreds of Species at Risk,' Trump Opens 5,000 Square Miles of Atlantic Ocean to Commercial Fishing
"Ancient and slow-growing deep sea corals, endangered large whales and sea turtles, and an incredible array of fish, seabirds, sharks, dolphins and other wildlife—these are the species and habitats that will pay the price."
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Friday, June 5, 2020
New Yorkers Confront de Blasio Over Defense of NYPD Violence as Calls Mount for Mayor's Resignation
"T he police could beat up de Blasio and he would say it didn't happen."
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C) waves to supporters during the inauguration of a field hospital in Aguas Lindas, in the State of Goiais, Brazil, on June 5, 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Mounting Death Toll and Confirmed Covid-19 Cases in Brazil Increase Anger Over Bolsonaro's Response
"The situation couldn't be worse," said one Brazilian public health expert. "It just couldn't."
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'Toxic Culture' of Police Departments Decried After 57 Buffalo Officers Resign in Support of Two in Unit Who Attacked Elderly Man
"So is 57 officers resigning at once just a few bad apples?"
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#SayHerName: On Breonna Taylor's 27th Birthday, Advocates Demand Justice in Shooting Death by Louisville Police
" We won't stop fighting until justice is served."
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destruction of land World Environment Day Provokes Warnings That 'To Care for Humanity, We Must Care for Nature'
U.N. chief António Guterres, Fridays for Future strikers, and other activists and experts demand bolder environmental action globally.
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'Despicable': Outrage After Trump Declares Friday a 'Great Day' for George Floyd
"A truly stunning level of tone-deafness."
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Economists Warn of Disastrous Consequences as GOP Cites One Positive Jobs Report to Say "We Don't Need" More Relief
"This is exactly backwards, like stopping an antibiotic prematurely because you start to feel better."
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A nurse attends a protest Jim Cramer: Coronavirus Pandemic Triggered 'One of the Greatest Wealth Transfers in History'
Small businesses are "dropping like flies," said the "Mad Money" host.
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#WeveSeenEnough Images and Video of Police Violence, Activists Say in Call for Congressional Action
"We're at the point of saturation. The question is, when is it enough?"
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Minneapolis City Council Taking First Steps to 'Dismantle' Police Department
" We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response," said council member Jeremiah Ellison. " It's really past due."
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A worker quenches his thirst with water from a bottle taking a break from cleaning weeds from a park near India Gate amid rising temperatures in New Delhi on May 27, 2020. As CO2 Levels Build Up Like 'Trash in a Landfill,' Earth Has Hottest May on Record
"This is unquestionably an alarming sign."
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is leading a bill to curb the president's power under the Insurrection Act of 1807. Dems Introduce Bill to Curb President's Insurrection Act Powers After Trump Threatens to Send Troops to Cities Across US
"We cannot allow President Trump to weaponize our military and use active duty troops to violate the constitutional rights of peaceful protesters working to bring about the change our nation desperately needs."
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'Deeply Disturbing': New York Supreme Court Judge Rules Protesters Can Be Detained Indefinitely
"This is suspension of habeas corpus, it is unconstitutional," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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Jayapal Condemns 'Autocratic Frenzy' of Police After Video Shows Cops Shoving Elderly Man to the Ground, Knocking Him Unconscious
"Absolutely horrific."
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'This Is Criminal': Law Enforcement Seizes Thousands of Masks Sent to Help Protect Protesters From Coronavirus
"It appears they want to ensure that people who protest are susceptible to the same deadly pandemic that they have failed miserably at stopping."
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ACLU Sues Trump Over 'Shameless, Unconstitutional, Unprovoked, and Frankly Criminal' Assault on Peaceful Protesters
"The First Amendment right to protest is under attack, and we will not let this go unanswered."
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Thursday, June 4, 2020
As Americans Rise Up Against Racial Injustice, International Crisis Group Calls on Trump to 'Stop Making Situation Worse'
"Sometimes, sitting by quietly and saying nothing is not an option," the International Crisis Group wrote.
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Groups Denounce Gutting of Environmental Rules 'When Trump Thinks No One is Paying Attention'
Order denounced as "latest in string of outlandish authoritarian acts" from the U.S. president.
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Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, speaks to the media following a meeting in Frankfurt, Germany on March 12, 2020. By Pouring Billions Into Fossil Fuel Industry, EU's Central Bank Accused of 'Playing Both Firefighter and Arsonist'
"By recklessly buying billions in fossil fuel bonds the bank is propping up the single biggest obstacle to tackling the climate crisis."
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Demonstrators continue to protest the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer on June 03, 2020 in New York City. The white police officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with second-degree murder and further charges are pending for the three other officers who participated in the arrest. Floyd's death, the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans at the hands of the police, has set off days and nights of protests across the country. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) "When They Say We Don't Have the Right to Protest," Says Naomi Klein, "That's the Moment to Flood the Streets"
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.
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Amid Covid-19 and Nationwide Protests, America's Billionaires Got $79 Billion Richer Over the Last Week
"Surging billionaire wealth juxtaposed with the suffering and plight of millions undermines the social solidarity required for us to recover together in the years ahead."
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Ilhan Omar Criminal Justice Reform Bills Offer 'Systemic Solutions to Systemic Problems'
"If we are to change this pattern of violent racism, we need to fundamentally restructure our criminal justice system."
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'This is Huge': Move to Defund Police Gains Support Nationwide
"In moments of crisis, people want services and resources that go directly to help people rather than police that surveil, brutalize, and kill us."
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Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Jamaal Bowman's Progressive Primary Challenge Against Longtime Rep. Eliot Engel
"This moment requires renewed and revitalized leadership across the country AND at the ballot box."
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New York Times building Staffer Outrage, Sickout Spurred by NYT Publication of Sen. Cotton 'Send in the Troops' Op-Ed
"Running this puts @nytimes' Black staff in danger."
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coal plant Fossil Fuel Industry Could Face $25 Trillion Collapse Due to Clean Tech, Climate Policies, and Covid-19 Pandemic
"It's time for a #GreenRecovery: resilient, fair, sustainable economies that meet the climate crisis," declared Greenpeace's executive director.
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President Donald Trump walks with Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, and others from the White House to visit St. John's Church on June 1, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) AFL-CIO's Veteran Council Demands Resignation of Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chair Over Violent Clearing of Lafayette Square
"President Trump has set a violent and misguided tone in the wake of George Floyd's tragic murder. It is time for our leaders at every level to challenge and repudiate this dangerous rhetoric—and for those at the top of our military, who failed in this responsibility, to step down."
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'The Planet Is at Stake': DNC Panel Pushes Biden to Back $16 Trillion Plan to Fight Climate Crisis
"Trump's going to call Biden a lefty no matter what, right? So let's energize our base, let's energize the middle. Let's do what's right."
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'What Authoritarianism Looks Like': Trump Condemned as Busloads of US Soldiers Arrive in Nation's Capital
"The numbers of U.S. military security forces in D.C. right now is just ridiculous. This is pure intimidation. Trump is very afraid. The longer we stay in the streets, the more frightened he gets."
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'This Isn't Going Away': Defying Curfews and Police Brutality in Relentless Push for Justice, Uprising Over Killing of George Floyd Keeps Growing
"Essential workers are exempt from the curfew, and what we are doing here is essential."
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Senator Tom Cotton NYT Rebuked for Tom Cotton Op-Ed Calling for US Military to Use 'Overwhelming Show of Force' Against Protests
"This is the most openly authoritarian piece of writing I've read from an American politician who has been in power during my lifetime."
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'Yes, I Will Name Names': AOC Leads Charge Against Empty Corporate Claims of #BlackLivesMatter
"This moment calls for transformation," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Give people change."
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Majority of Americans Believe Actions and Anger of George Floyd Protesters Justified, Polling Shows
"The current findings represent a marked change in public opinion from prior polls."
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An accident at a power station in the Russia region of Krasnoyarsk caused about 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel to spill into an Arctic River on May 29, 2020. Putin Declares Federal Emergency After Diesel Fuel Spill in Arctic River That Could Take Decades to Recover
Reports indicate melting permafrost caused by global heating may have damaged the industrial facility.
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'Should Be Bigger News': Analysis Finds Nearly One Third of Owed Unemployment Benefits Have Not Been Paid
Bloomberg found a $67 billion gap between the sum of benefits paid out by the Treasury Department and the amount that is owed to jobless Americans.
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Sen. Warren Demands Federal Probe Into Attorney General Barr's Order to Tear-Gas Peaceful Protesters
"These attacks on peaceful American protesters steps from the White House were sickening and appalling."
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A piglet looks out from its enclosure Global Meat Giants Fuel Major Future Risk of Creating Next Pandemic, Investor Group Warns 
"Factory farming is both vulnerable to pandemics and guilty of creating them."
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After Nearly 10,000 Arrested During Week of Protest, Three Other Police Officers Finally Charged Over Murder of George Floyd
"All you had to do was arrest three more."
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<p>Primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall particpated in a Tuesday webinar about pandemics, wildlife, and intensive animal farming. Jane Goodall Warns Humanity Will Be 'Finished' After Covid-19 Without Ending 'Absolute Disrespect for Animals and the Environment'
"Our disrespect for wild animals and our disrespect for farmed animals has created this situation where disease can spill over to infect human beings."
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Sanders Calls on Democrats to Embrace 8-Point Plan to End Police Brutality, Protect Communities
"We have got to act boldly to eradicate systemic racism and police violence. I am calling for sweeping policy reforms to protect people—particularly communities of color—who have suffered violence for far too long."
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'Deplorable Monument to Racism' Gone After Philadelphia Removes Statue of Former Mayor Frank Rizzo
"While we are glad that the symbol is removed, we will continue to fight until the white supremacy that allowed Rizzo to come to power in the first place is eradicated."
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Hope for Other Cities to Follow After Minneapolis School Board Votes Unanimously to End Police Contract
"N ow that Minneapolis has showed you it's possible…you know what to do."
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Police officers take guard during a protest over the death of George Floyd on May 31, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ACLU Lawsuit Accuses Police in Minnesota of 'Targeting and Attacking Journalists' Covering George Floyd Protests
"We are facing a full-scale assault on the First Amendment freedom of the press," said an ACLU attorney. "We will not let these official abuses go unanswered."
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'We Need to Put Guardrails in Place': Senator Unveils Plan to Bar Use of US Military Force Against Protesters
"I thought that would seem obvious to everyone. But as we take up the NDAA next week, I'm going to be pushing to ensure the president can't treat the U.S. military as his personal palace guard."
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'One Racist Down. Hundreds in Office to Go': Applause as Bigot Steve King Ousted in Iowa Primary
"Goodbye, Rep. Steve King. You are certainly not the only white supremacist in federal government, but you were among the most prominent," tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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'They're Afraid': GOP Ripped for Enabling Trump as McConnell Blocks Resolution Condemning Assault on Peaceful Protesters
"They're afraid of Donald Trump. And that leads to Donald Trump getting worse and worse and worse. It's appalling."
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Members of the D.C. National Guard stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial monitoring demonstrators during a peaceful protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, on June 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. Protests continue to be held in cities throughout the country over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Overtly Racist Trump Brags No President Has Done More Than Him for Black Community 'Since Abraham Lincoln'
Latest gaslighting efforts comes less than one day after order to have nonviolent civil rights protesters swept off the streets of Washington, DC in a volley of rubber bullets, tear gas, and flash grenades.
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Clamoring for Mic at Black Lives Matter Event, Rep. Eliot Engel Admits "If I Didn't Have a Primary I Wouldn't Care"
"Frankly," said a representative for Engel's progressive challenger Jamaal Bowman, "we couldn't have made the case more clearly ourselves that after 31 years, it's time for change."
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From 'No Comment' to 'Didn't Really See It': GOP Lawmakers Squirm When Asked About Trump Threat to Unleash Military on Protesting Americans
"This was the same response in Nazi Germany."
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A protester is seen holding a placard calling for a stop to the Williams natural gas pipeline during a demonstration held on Center Street adjacent to City Hall Park in New York City. In 'Targeted Strike' Against Environmental and Racial Justice, Trump EPA Curbs State Power to Reject Fossil Fuel Projects
"This president and this administration are at war with justice and well-being—particularly for the communities that lack these fundamentals the most."
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'He Must Resign': Attorney General Barr Personally Ordered Police Assault on Peaceful DC Protesters, Report Says
"AG Bill Barr's behavior has been deeply problematic since he was sworn in, but now it has become truly dangerous. He needs to resign."
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Members of the National Guard join police on the fourth day of protests on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis. 'Do the Right Thing': Veterans Call On National Guard Members to Refuse to Deploy Against Protesters
"It is asinine for a rich man hiding in a bunker to ask these troops, most of whom probably signed up to pay for access to college and healthcare, to take actions that will inevitably lead to more violence and haunt them for the rest of their lives."
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Minneapolis School Board to Vote on Ending Contract With Police Over Failure to 'See Humanity in Our Students'
The school district cannot "claim to fight institutional racism" while aligned with the police department, said a board member.
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To Provide Safety and Solidarity, DC Residents Open Doors to Protesting Teens Cornered by Police Crackdown
"I hope that they go out there today, peacefully as they did yesterday, and not blink," said Rahul Dubey, who sheltered dozens of people, "because our country needs them."
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A journalist is seen bleeding after police started firing tear gas and rubber bullets near the 5th police precinct following a demonstration to call for justice for George Floyd, a black man who died while in custody of the Minneapolis police, on May 30, 2020 in Minneapolis. 'This Must Stop': Leading Journalism Groups Demand Law Enforcement Halt Attacks on Working Press
"When you silence the press with rubber bullets, you silence the voice of the public."
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Andatu, a Sumatran rhino, one of the rarest large mammals on earth, is seen at the Rhino Sanctuary at Way Kambas National Park in eastern Sumatra November 8, 2016. 'Extinction Is a Political Choice,' Scientist Says After Study Warns of Threat to Civilization From Humans Destroying Wildlife
"This new study shows yet again that the very survival of humanity is at stake if we don't end the heartbreaking wildlife extinction crisis."
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'This Isn't a Healthy Democracy': Warnings of Domestic Military Threat as Top US General Walks DC Streets in Combat Fatigues
"The commander of the joint chiefs is surveying the streets of D.C. in uniform like he's planning a military assault."
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Protestors are tear gassed as the police disperse them near the White House on June 1, 2020 as demonstrations against George Floyd's death continue. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images) ACLU Demands Congressional Probe Into 'Politically-Motivated' Attack on Peaceful Protest Outside Trump White House
"This appears to be grossly unjustified use of a dangerous chemical weapon on protesters and raises serious human rights concerns under international law," the civil liberties group said.
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President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St. John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. on June 1, 2020. DC Bishop 'Outraged' by Trump Clearing Protests With Tear Gas and Using Bible as a Prop for Church Photo Op
"Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence," the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde said of the president.
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Demands for Trump Removal Grow as 'Fascist' Speech Condemned as Declaration of War Against US Public
"Trump needs to be removed now, because after the massacre it will be too late."
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After Trump's Authoritarian 'Law and Order' Speech, Military Helicopters Descend Low Over DC to Intimidate Protesters
"What Trump did tonight is going to be remembered as a significant and grave moment in this horror of an era we are living through."
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Monday, June 1, 2020
'This Is No Game': Trump Considering Insurrection Act to Deploy Military to US City Streets as Protests Continue
"Trump is rejecting the rule of law and proposing military action that is antithetical to basic premises of the American experiment."
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'They Need Our Help': As CBO Projects $16 Trillion GDP Loss Due to Pandemic, Sanders and Schumer Demand Relief for Working Families
" Why the hell won't Senator McConnell act like this is a crisis and pass emergency relief now?"
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to an audience in 2018. Employees Hold Virtual Walkout to Protest Facebook Inaction on Trump Posts 'Advocating Violence Against Black Demonstrators'
"I am calling for Mark to immediately take down the president's post advocating violence, murder, and imminent threat against black people."
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'The Tragic Cause of This Death Is Incredibly Clear': Independent Autopsy Finds George Floyd Death Result of 'Sustained Forceful Pressure'
"What we found is consistent with what people saw. There is no other health issue that could cause or contribute to the death."
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Federal Judge Upholds Expanded Absentee Ballot Law in Virginia, Blocking Right-Wing Group's Attempt at Voter Suppression
"No voter should have to choose between their health and their right to vote during the pandemic."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Pompeo Reups Threats to ICC Over US, Israel War Crimes Probes, Showing White House 'Determined to Prevent' Accountability
"You'll see in the coming days a series of announcements not just from the State Department, from all across the United States government, that attempt to push back against what the ICC is up to," said the secretary of state.
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Despite Claims From Officials, Demonstrators Say Police, Not Protesters, Are Real 'Outside Agitators'
"Police are rioting across the nation."
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In 'Unhinged' Call, Trump Urges Governors to 'Use the Military' and Throw Demonstrators in Jail 'For 10 Years'
"He's describing fascism."
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Global Protests Erupt in Solidarity With Racial Justice Defenders in US
"Police brutality has created a flashpoint for unrest that was already simmering," read an editorial published Monday in The Times of London.
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People carrying banners march to protest over the death of George Floydan unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis—on May 31, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Protests Over George Floyd's Killing Met With Curfews, Police Crackdowns, and National Guard Troops Across US
In Los Angeles, City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson said, "Our fear is real that additional law enforcement will only further violence against people of color."
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Nearly 60% of Americans Support Extending Boosted Unemployment Benefits as Trump and McConnell Say Let Them Expire
"The across-the-board $600 increase in weekly unemployment benefits should be extended well past its expiration at the end of July—until unemployment is falling rapidly and is at a manageable level."
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With Militarization of Cops on Full Display, Senator Plans Amendment to End Transfer of Military Equipment to Local Police
"Militarizing local police forces doesn't make our communities safer."
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'When the Country Needed Leadership, Trump Turned Off the Lights': White House Goes Dark as Protests Over Killing of George Floyd Rage Across Nation
"This is eerily symbolic of the Trump administration."
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Sunday, May 31, 2020
Attorney General William Barr speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a press conference  the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chen Mengtong/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images) 'As Incoherent as It Is Dangerous': Trump Threatens to Designate Antifa—Which Isn't an Actual Group—as Terrorist Organization
"Let's be clear," warned the ACLU. "There is no legal authority for designating a domestic group. Any such designation would raise significant due process and First Amendment concerns."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to guests during a campaign stop at Berg Middle School on January 11, 2020 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) With Over 100,000 Dead and Depression-Level Unemployment, Sanders Calls McConnell's Sandbagging of Covid-19 Relief 'Incomprehensible'
"Our most vulnerable communities are hungry, desperate and under enormous emotional stress. The American people want action from Congress and they want it NOW."
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Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson alongside people in Flint, Michigan demonstrating against police violence and the kiling of George Floyd in neighboring Minnesota last week. "When we reached the police station, the officers were lined up and everyone immediately took a knee," said local photographer Leni Kei Williams who documented what transpired. "The Sheriff asked one question... 'We are mad too! What can we do?' and the crowd responded, 'Join us.'" And then they did. (Photo: Leni Kei Photography / U 'I Took the Helmet Off and Laid the Batons Down': Michigan Sheriff and Police Didn't Disperse Their Town's Protest—They Joined It
"Do I think this has solved the issue between police and unarmed black, human beings? No. But I do believe that this type of leadership is a positive step in the right direction and gives me hope for black men and women around the world and for all of humanity."
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Police officers take position to shoot tear gas at the demonstrators in Downtown Los Angeles on May 30, 2020 in protest against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Clashes broke out and major cities imposed curfews as America began another night of unrest Saturday with angry demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his government would stop violent protests over polic Watch: This Is What It Looks Like When the Response to Protests Against Police Violence Is... More Police Violence
Driving SUVs into demonstrators. Firing paint-ball rounds at people on their own front porch. Pushing an elderly man to the ground. These were just a few of the incidents witnessed as a militarized nation faced off against its own people on Saturday.
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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Secret Service police officers push back demonstrators outside the White House on May 30, 2020 in Washington DC, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. - Demonstrations are being held across the US after George Floyd died in police custody on May 25. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana / AFP) (Photo by JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP via Getty Images) 'Insanity Outside the White House': After Trump Stokes Tensions, Fresh Clashes Between Police and Protesters in US Capitol
"I call upon our city and our nation to exercise great restraint even while this President continues to try to divide us," said DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser in response to president's comments.
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Ronald Scott, a central neighborhood resident for more than 10 years, takes a photo of the memorial mural over flowers and banners laid in the memory of George Floyd outside of Cup Foods on May 29, 2020, during the fourth day of protests over his death in Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States. Floyd, 46, a black man, was killed Monday when a white officer kneeled on his neck, despite Floyd's repeated pleas of "I can't breathe." (Photo: Steel Brooks/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) 'If You Want to End Unrest, End the Conditions That Create It,' Declares Ocasio-Cortez Amid Nationwide Protest
Instead of calls for things to simply calm down and "go back to normal," said New York Congresswoman, "let's create a new world—one where all people are held to the same standard of the rule of law."
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What ACLU Says Was Trump Call to "Literally Murder Protesters," Facebook Says Doesn't Violate Standards
"Facebook has once again failed to act against an explicit violation of its own rules and has allowed the violent and racist post to remain up."
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Protesters set a police vehicle on fire during a protest following the death of George Floyd outside of the CNN Center next to Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States on May 29, 2020. It was announced Friday that Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer caught on camera with his knee on Floydâs neck, has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. (Photo: Ben Hendren/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Cornel West Says 'Neo-Fascist Gangster' Trump and Neoliberal Democrats Expose America as 'Failed Social Experiment'
"I thank God people are in the streets," said the Harvard philosopher and activist. "Can you imagine this kind of lynching taking place and people are indifferent? People don't care? People are callous?"
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Friday, May 29, 2020
Protests over the killing of George Floyd continued on Wednesday at the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct. (Photo: Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via Getty Images) In Show of Solidarity, Public Transit Workers Refuse to Transport Police Units or Those Arrested at #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd Protests
"More than ever, we need a new civil rights movement that is joined with the labor movement."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) listen during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) Pressley, Omar, Bass, and Lee Introduce Resolution to Condemn Police Brutality and Demand Nationwide Reforms
"For too long, black and brown bodies have been profiled, surveilled, policed, lynched, choked, brutalized, and murdered at the hands of police officers."
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US Border Patrol Denounced as 'Rogue Agency' for Using Predator Drone to Spy on Minneapolis Protests
"This is what happens when leaders sign blank check after blank check to militarize police, CBP, etc while letting violence go unchecked."
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US President Donald Trump, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, holds a press conference on China on May 29, 2020, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. - Trump held the press conference amid soaring tensions between the two powers, including over the status of Hong Kong and the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) Amid Global Pandemic—With Nearly 363,000 Dead—Trump Terminates US Ties With the World Health Organization
"When every single country in the world is able to work with the WHO, except for one whose president advocates treating coronavirus with bleach and UV light, who do you think is at fault?"
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After Days of Protest, Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With 3rd Degree Murder for Killing George Floyd
"Don't think for a minute that Derek Chauvin would have been arrested if people in Minneapolis weren't standing up and fighting."
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 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Mnuchin and DeVos Sued for Unlawful Seizure of Student Loan Borrowers' Tax Refunds During Pandemic
"Secretaries DeVos and Mnuchin have inflicted needless financial pain on student borrowers and their families."
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Carrying Out Trump's "When the Looting Starts, the Shooting Starts" Order Would Violate 4th Amendment, Warn Legal Experts
"Donald Trump is calling for violence against black Americans. His advocacy of illegal, state-sponsored killing is horrific. Politicians who refuse to condemn it share responsibility for the consequences."
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Thousands of advocates, activists, and community members flooded the streets at Foley Square in New York City on July 12, 2019. Honduran Family Sues US Govt for Separation Lawyers Say Was Deliberately Meant to 'Torment and Traumatize'
"These federal agents made a choice, a cruel and heinous choice, to deliberately inflict pain and trauma upon a family seeking refuge."
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Dimming VP Hopes, Klobuchar's Failure to Prosecute Police Misconduct Highlighted as Outrage Over Killing of George Floyd Intensifies
"You can't refuse to prosecute killer cops and act like you don't have blood on your hands."
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At Least 9 Million US Households With Children Are 'Not At All Confident' They'll Be Able to Afford Food Next Month, Census Survey Finds
"E ven if they *do* end up getting food, you have to understand the mental and physical toll of living with that kind of fear, and how that affects relationships, work, health, and everything else."
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In this photo illustration, the UnitedHealth Group company logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Rep. Katie Porter Accuses UnitedHealth of 'Putting Profits Before Patients and Providers' in Midst of Pandemic
"It's flat out wrong for the world's largest insurance company to pass costs on to families in the middle of a pandemic—I want answers."
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 An activist from Fridays for Future in a face mask with the inscription "Fight every crisis" takes part in the alternative climate strike on the Reichstag meadow in Berlin. With COP 26 Pushed to Late 2021 Due to Pandemic, World Leaders Urged Not to Delay Climate Action
"Right now, real leaders should be doubling-down their efforts to ensure a green and just recovery in handling this health crisis and the climate emergency."
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