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« Reply #1410 on: May 23, 2020, 04:42:46 AM »
Carl Hiassen was a good journalist....I think he only writes his genre fiction now though...maybe he quit the newspaper...or they fired him because he kept too good a tabs  on the crooks in Tallahassee.

I have heard of him but don't know nearly enough about him or his work. I really like the list.

As much as I like HST. (and RE knows my bona fides on this), I was going to argue about HST being on a list of investigative journals. Then I thought of "Hell's Angels" and "Campaign Trail," and thought that the fact that his investigation was immersive did not make it not investigation.

Although the ibogaine thing was over the top.
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« Reply #1412 on: May 24, 2020, 04:06:08 AM »

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« Reply #1415 on: May 26, 2020, 07:09:01 AM »
 We are prisoners of a rapacious political class that uses every crisis to give their corporate masters another advantage, to be financed by the wage earners and the middle class, what's left of it.

It's called lack of accountability. Politicians are in no way responsible for doing anything right. People might consider that they voted for these austerity loving rich bastards who only vote to feather their own nests...and those of the uber-rich.

But they don't get it, apparently.
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And ......the most rapacious of the rapcacious Koch bro bag men...even more rapacious than VP Pensive (every photo op suggests a corn cob in an unnamed orifice).

When Trump made Pompeo Secretary of State, I knew this democracy jig was up for good. The gloves are off, and the only thing keeping Pompeo from donning his cosplay Darth Vader suit is one more election cycle so badly botched by the Democratic Party that everyone left in American politics is some brand of Republican.
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Re: Crumbs for the hungry
« Reply #1417 on: May 26, 2020, 12:57:01 PM »
We are prisoners of a rapacious political class that uses every crisis to give their corporate masters another advantage, to be financed by the wage earners and the middle class, what's left of it.

It's called lack of accountability. Politicians are in no way responsible for doing anything right. People might consider that they voted for these austerity loving rich bastards who only vote to feather their own nests...and those of the uber-rich.

But they don't get it, apparently.

Of course they don't, because a generation or two can't reason, think critically, read beyond headlines or sort out their own self interest. All this came about in the wake of Daddy Bush and the "A Nation at risk" report. that suggested American students were falling behind their international peers. Daddy Bush had a new vision for federal involvement in education, making the case that entrepreneurial activity in education should be encouraged and yielding the chapter school plague and competition for scarce tax dollars. Between then and now, we had Goals 2000 by Bill Clinton, No Child Left Behind by Bush the Lesser and whatever the fuck by Obama. And the current strip mining by Cruella DeVos.

Curriculum closely proscribed, teaching to the test, and arts, music and the like given the shortest of shrift. All within liberal dose of STEM, of course. Making George Carlin a prophet once again.
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Experts Say George Floyd's Death Once Again Shows Police Officers Should Be Banned From Crushing People’s Necks

buzzfeednews.com - Haberfeld said that most language in police manuals across the US is “convoluted” and allowed for an officer’s discretion. In this case, it appears Floyd was already handcuffed, in addition to being …

Protesters in Hong Kong Rally Against China’s Tightening Grip

nytimes.com - HONG KONG — Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong defied police orders on Wednesday as they took to the streets and gathered in shopping malls to voice their outrage at the Chinese Communist Party’s m…

Trump calls mask wearing ‘politically correct,’ Biden calls him a ‘fool’

washingtonpost.com - Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden visits War Memorial Plaza in New Castle, Del., on Memorial Day amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease. (Carlos Barria/Reute…

Where U.S. coronavirus cases are on the rise

reuters.com - (Reuters) - Twenty U.S. states reported an increase in new cases of COVID-19 for the week ended May 24, up from 13 states in the prior week, as the death toll from the novel coronavirus approaches 10…

The Coronavirus Is Deadliest Where Democrats Live

nytimes.com - The staggering American death toll from the coronavirus, now approaching 100,000, has touched every part of the country, but the losses have been especially acute along its coasts, in its major citie…

These Charts And Maps Show Where The Coronavirus Is Surging Across The US — And Where It Is In Decline

buzzfeednews.com - New coronavirus infections are on the rise in parts of the country, such as North Carolina and Arkansas, while falling in former hot spots like New York. As the weeks and months drag on, experts expe…

Covid-19 Flares Up in America's Polluted ‘Sacrifice Zones’

wired.com - Air is political. Research indicates race is the biggest predictor of whether a person lives near a heavily polluted area. Covid-19 is especially lethal for patients with respiratory problems. Now re…

COVID Underdogs: Mongolia

medium.com - Mongolia has had the best COVID-19 response in the world. Not only do they have zero deaths, they have zero local transmissions. Mongolia didn’t flatten the curve or crush the curve — they were just …

How the Taliban Outlasted a Superpower: Tenacity and Carnage

nytimes.com - ALINGAR, Afghanistan — Under the shade of a mulberry tree, near grave sites dotted with Taliban flags, a top insurgent military leader in eastern Afghanistan acknowledged that the group had suffered …

Trump Tower’s 2010 Profits Magically Grew By $3 Million In New Loan Filings

propublica.org - Stay up to date with email updates about WNYC and ProPublica’s investigations into the president’s business practices. Stay up to date with email updates about WNYC and ProPublica’s investigations in…

ummings-coronavirus-covid-19-lockdown-car-trip-uk-politics" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Who is Dominic Cummings, and why has his lockdown car trip convulsed UK politics?

theguardian.com - The Rose Garden at 10 Downing Street is normally reserved for British prime ministers to make set-piece announcements. But on Monday it was the scene of epic political theatre when Boris Johnson’s Sv…

The world's oldest temple was built along a grand geometric plan

livescience.com - Hunter-gatherers might have built the world's oldest known temple on a precise geometric plan, according to new findings. The Neolithic site, known as Göbekli Tepe, is perched atop a limestone mounta…

Meteor that blasted millions of trees in Siberia only 'grazed' Earth, new research says

livescience.com - A new explanation for a massive blast over a remote Siberian forest in 1908 is even stranger than the mysterious incident itself. Known as the Tunguska event, the blast flattened more than 80 million…

Britain, Host of U.N. Climate Talks, Proposes Full-Year Pandemic Delay

nytimes.com - International negotiations designed to address the sweeping global threat of climate change will quite likely be delayed by a full year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Britain, the host of the t…

The man in the iron lung

theguardian.com - The summer of 1952 was hot, even by Texas standards: 25 days above 100F (38C), the “cool” days not much cooler. But across the state, swimming pools were shut. Cinemas, too, and bars and bowling alle…

Opinion | Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain

nytimes.com - “Please delete those tweets,” the widower begged in a letter last week to Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey. “My wife deserves better.” Yes, Twitter, Lori Klausutis certainly does deserve better…

Hundreds Of Kids In The US Have Been Hospitalized For The Mysterious Coronavirus-Related Syndrome

buzzfeednews.com - Public health officials are on high alert for a mysterious new illness likely linked to the coronavirus that is hospitalizing hundreds of kids across the US. On May 14, the Centers for Disease Contro…

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Spitting on Other People

newyorker.com - Late last week, a video compilation started making the rounds, showing customers in public places of business—Costco, Walmart, a Red Lobster—refusing to wear masks or to observe social distancing, an…

The CEO of Hertz will get a $700,000 payday as his 102-year-old company crumbles into bankruptcy

businessinsider.com - Hertz paid its 340 top executives an average of $47,709 a few days before it filed for bankruptcy, the car-rental company said in a federal filing on Tuesday. That's $16.2 million in total, distribut…

HK police fire pepper pellet at anthem protesters

bbc.co.uk - Police in Hong Kong have fired pepper pellets at protesters as MPs gather to debate a bill that would criminalise insulting China's national anthem. Small protests are taking place in several locatio…

Bombshell report: Facebook has known that it is fomenting extremism for years -- and refuses to stop

mediamatters.org - Under Facebook’s engagement-based metrics, a user who likes, shares or comments on 1,500 pieces of content has more influence on the platform and its algorithms than one who interacts with just 15 po…

Virus spread 'still accelerating' in Brazil, Peru, Chile: WHO

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - International health authorities expressed concern Tuesday over signs the spread of the new coronavirus is still accelerating in Brazil, Peru and Chile. "In South America, we are p…

Taxpayers paid to develop remdesivir but will have no say when Gilead sets the price

washingtonpost.com - Empty remdesivir vials are washed at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, Calif., in March. (Gilead Sciences/Reuters) By Christopher Rowland close Christopher Rowland Business reporter focused on …

'Now there is nothing' - Lebanon pushed to brink

bbc.com - For the past two months, Khaldoon Rifaa has not been able to work as a driver because of Lebanon's lockdown. He is now back on the road, operating a minivan along the coastal motorway from his home c…

This Leader Has Banned His Doctors From Saying The Word Coronavirus — And Refuses To Admit There Are Any Cases

buzzfeednews.com - BuzzFeed News has reporters across five continents bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, O…

German choirs silenced as singing branded virus risk

news.yahoo.com - Berlin (AFP) - When the Berlin Cathedral Choir gathered for a rehearsal on March 9, the new coronavirus was still a distant concern, with fewer than 50 confirmed cases in the German capital. But five…

'Deeply disturbing' care homes report sparks inquiry

bbc.com - A Canadian province has launched an investigation into five Ontario elder care homes following the release of a "deeply disturbing" report. The Canadian armed forces report found instances of insect …

How Facebook Failed The Rohingya In Myanmar

buzzfeednews.com - Lawmakers from the home state of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority regularly posted hateful anti-Muslim content on Facebook and, in some cases, explicitly called for violence, according to an an…

Does Journalism Have a Future?

newyorker.com - Peretti’s career in viral content began in 2001, with a prank involving e-mail and Nike sneakers while he was a graduate student at the M.I.T. Media Lab. (Peretti ordered custom sneakers embroidered …

Ukraine’s Massive Cargo Planes — The Biggest In The World — Are Bringing Crucial Medical Supplies To The US

buzzfeednews.com - The Antonov AN-225 Mriya, at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India, in 2016. The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coro…

Police Fusion Center Tied to Fake Social Media Accounts

unicornriot.ninja - Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot filed a public records request to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for information related to the occupation of the 4th Precinct in 2015 after Jamar Clark was ki…


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U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 100,000

washingtonpost.com - The U.S. death toll has reached 100,000. Each of those deaths is represented as a ray of light. The pandemic has exposed the nation’s vulnerabilities and dangerous divide. (Map illustration by Lauren…

Trump silent on US death toll as South Korea sees new Covid-19 rise

theguardian.com - Donald Trump remained silent on the death of more than 100,000 Americans from Covid-19 as the US mourned the milestone, and South Korea considered a return to further restrictions after recording its…

From 'We've shut it down' to 100,000 US dead

bbc.com - It's an uncanny and almost tragically perfect piece of symmetry. The number of US servicemen and women killed in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan - over an aggregate 44 years of fighting is almos…

Virus deaths surpass 100,000 in US while cases rise in India

apnews.com - WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — As the death toll from the coronavirus rose above 100,000 in the United States, there were also record numbers getting sick in India and worrying signs of a resurgence …

The murder of George Floyd and the fight against police violence in the US

wsws.org - The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) condemns the Memorial Day murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota and demands the prosecution of the

McConnell Says COVID Unemployment Checks "Make It More Lucrative Not to Work"

truthout.org - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday said that he would not take up the next round of coronavirus relief for a “month or so.” “Many of you are asking, ‘What next?’ I think there’…

Trump Adviser Says “Human Capital Stock” Should Get Back to Work

zcomm.org - Photo by Jer123/Shutterstock.com As the United States trembles on the verge of 100,000 COVID deaths and nearly 1.7 million confirmed infections — a “badge of honor” in the fetid mind of Donald Trump …

What We’ve Learned From Recent Allegations Surrounding Jeffrey Epstein

nymag.com - In May, a slow trickle of reporting and new allegations have kept the Epstein saga alive, if no longer on the front page. At the beginning of the month, the Boston Globe reported that the convicted s…

Twitter tags Trump post with fact-checking warning

bbc.co.uk - A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time. Mr Trump tweeted, without providing evidence: "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will b…

How catalytic events change the course of history: From the 9/11 attacks to the coronavirus pandemic

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - How catalytic events change the course of history: From the 9/11 attacks to the coronavirus pandemic The 9/11 attacks of 2001 are classic examples of "catalytic events" that change the course of hist…

Are We Headed for a Cold War With China?

slate.com - On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Hong Kong was no longer considered autonomous from China by the US government. Tensions were already high between the two global superpower…

Boeing cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs, thousands more planned

reuters.com - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Wednesday it was eliminating more than 12,000 U.S. jobs, including 6,770 involuntary layoffs, as the largest American planemaker restructures in the fa…

US critics of stay-at-home orders tied to fossil fuel funding

theguardian.com - Dozens of individuals and groups urging states to reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic have historical financial ties to coal and oil and gas companies and conservative billionaires who have invested in…

The Election of Doubt

theatlantic.com - Nearly three in five Americans don’t have confidence in the honesty of our elections, a February Gallup poll found. Republicans, Democrats, state officials, grandmothers, first-time voters, the polit…

Sydney braces for rat ‘plague’ after Covid-19 forces hungry rodents to turn to cannibalism

theguardian.com - Empty offices and restaurants in the city of Sydney are driving hungry rats into homes and suburbs, and the loosening of restrictions could create “a new rat plague”, according to a leading rat-catch…

As Lockdown Orders Lift, Can Cities Prevent A Traffic Catastrophe?

npr.org - The city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first began to spread, is pictured on May 14. Many Chinese cities have seen rush hour traffic return to pre-pandemic levels — or worse — after reopening, acco…

Is Everyone Depressed?

theatlantic.com - Updated at 1:36 p.m. ET on May 22, 2020. The word I keep hearing is numbness. Not necessarily a sickness, but feeling ill at ease. A sort of detachment or removal from reality. Deb Hawkins, a tech an…

Small Towns Won’t Know They’re Infected Until It’s Too Late

theatlantic.com - Here in the plague, we are living a story that is global and yet intensely local. While all of us get reams of reporting about national and international COVID-19 trends, most of us get little or no …

White Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird-Watcher In Central Park Has Been Fired

npr.org - Video of Amy Cooper calling the police Monday on a man has gone viral on social media. The man says he asked Cooper to put her dog on a leash in New York's Central Park. A black man says he asked a w…

Social Media Usage Is At An All-Time High. That Could Mean A Nightmare For Democracy

npr.org - Since Russia's expansive influence operation during the 2016 election, Americans' usage of social media has only increased — and drastically so, as a result of the pandemic. America's new socially di…

Facebook Knows It's Engineered to “Exploit the Human Brain's Attraction to Divisiveness”

gq.com - If Facebook seems like a breeding ground for trolling and vitriol, there's good reason: it's exactly that. Facebook itself came to that same conclusion as far back as 2018. And according to a new sto…

What it Means When an Empire Falls

medium.com - For no particular reason, I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the decline and fall of great civilizations. The common perception is that, when great empires fall, it happens with a bang, and the …

The Coronavirus Has Wrecked Hospital Budgets. A Trump Administration Plan Could Leave Them In A Bigger Hole.

buzzfeednews.com - President Donald Trump makes remarks during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden on May 26. BuzzFeed News has reporters around the world bringing you trustworthy stories ab…

India wilts as temperature hits 50 degrees Celsius

news.yahoo.com - India is wilting under a heatwave, with temperatures in places reaching 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) and the capital enduring its hottest May day in nearly two decades. Scorching weath…

For a numbers-obsessed Trump, there’s one he has tried to ignore: 100,000 dead

washingtonpost.com - President Trump departs the White House last week to visit a manufacturing plant in Michigan. (Bill O’Leary) By Ashley Parker close Ashley Parker White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow …

This Doctor Said His Hospital Had Seen "A Year's Worth Of Suicide Attempts" In Four Weeks Because Of The Coronavirus Lockdown. That Wasn't True.

buzzfeednews.com - It was a local news report focusing on mental health during the pandemic, but the comments from a hospital's head of trauma quickly caught the attention of conservative media and commentators arguing…

Trump and GOP Want COVID-19 Protections for Bosses -- But Not Workers

truthout.org - A new Morning Consult poll finds that nearly three-quarters of all voters — including 63 percent of Republicans — agree that COVID-19 testing should be required for workers returning to their jobs as…

This Top UK Official Attended A Massive Horse-Racing Festival Right As The Coronavirus Pandemic Was Exploding

buzzfeednews.com - Cheltenham Racecourse on March 13, 2020 in Cheltenham, England. BuzzFeed News has reporters around the world bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this ne…

Trouble ahead for India's fight against Covid-19

bbc.com - Since the first case of coronavirus at the end of January, India has reported more than 150,000 Covid-19 infections. More than 4,000 people have died of the infection. To put this in some context, as…

See Who’s Taken Billionaire Gov. Jim Justice to Court Over Unpaid Bills

propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a billionaire and the state’…

There's Already A Justice Gap For People Who Can’t Afford Lawyers. The Coronavirus Has Made It Worse.

buzzfeednews.com - BuzzFeed News has reporters across five continents bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, O…

The Drudge Report Has Been Linking To A Site That Plagiarizes Stories From The New York Times, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, And The Financial Times

buzzfeednews.com - On Tuesday, New York Times columnist Kara Swisher revealed that a widower sent a personal letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asking him to delete tweets from President Donald Trump about the man’s lat…

Trump’s Campaign And Fox News Are Attacking A Twitter Employee Because They Think He Fact-Checked The President. They Have The Wrong Guy.

buzzfeednews.com - Right-wing media and Trump supporters are targeting a Twitter employee after the platform fact-checked President Donald Trump for the first time on Tuesday, applying its label for misleading tweets f…

An Immigrant Says She And Two Others Were Raped Inside An ICE Detention Cell Right Before Being Deported

buzzfeednews.com - An immigrant woman sued a private prison company on Wednesday alleging she was raped inside an ICE detention center in Texas that resulted in her giving birth to her attacker's daughter. The woman, i…

Why anti-malarial drugs are proving so controversial

bbc.co.uk - A drug normally used to treat malaria has been touted as a potential treatment for coronavirus. Yet scientists have warned about side effects and the World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily h…


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George Floyd protesters storm Minneapolis police precinct and torch it

dailymail.co.uk - Donald Trump has threatened to take control of Minneapolis as city officials warned that a police station which was stormed by rioters and set alight could now explode during the third night of viole…

‘Burn It Down. Let Them Pay’: Deadly Chaos Erupts in Minneapolis as Fires Rage Over Police Violence

thedailybeast.com - MINNEAPOLIS—Flames and black smoke poured into the sky here early Thursday as protests over the death of George Floyd took a violent turn, with multiple local businesses and residential buildings nea…

Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 2

unicornriot.ninja - Minneapolis, MN – Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is st…

The discontent of the poor is spreading

medium.com - Through the course of our lives, everyone has had that friend or relative, a coworker, a neighbor perhaps, who has serious problems with some level of government, some department, often over benefits.

Warnings of 'Catastrophic Consequences' as Locust Swarms Hit India and Pakistan in Midst of Coronavirus Crisis

commondreams.org - Farmers in India and Pakistan fear potentially catastrophic crop damage as another wave of locust swarms wreaks havoc on the two nations as they continue to battle coronavirus pandemic. Locusts, as C…

Moscow more than doubles Covid-19 death toll

bbc.com - Moscow's authorities have more than doubled the official death toll from Covid-19 in the Russian capital for the month of April. The city's health department now says 1,561

'Grotesque': While 41 Million People Lost Jobs Due to Covid-19, US Billionaires Grew Nearly $500 Billion Richer

commondreams.org - Statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor show that with 2.1 million new unemployment claims filed last week, a staggering 40.7 million Americans have lost their jobs over just the…

Coronavirus: 2.1M file for unemployment benefits amid COVID-19

usatoday.com - The number of Americans struggling to make ends meets continues to grow, even as the economy begins to restart after virtually shutting down to slow the coronavirus pandemic. About 2.1 million Americ…

Salaries Get Chopped for Many Americans Who Manage to Keep Jobs

bloomberg.com - Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. Companies across the U.S. are cutting salaries as t…

Some 42% Of Jobs Lost In Pandemic Are Gone For Good

forbes.com - A woman takes walk with a dog in front of the closing signs displayed in a store's window front in ... [+] Niles, Ill., Wednesday, May 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) ASSOCIATED PRESS Only some of ro…

Trump Executive Order Against Social Media Giants Denounced as Unlawful Ploy to 'Eviscerate Public Oversight of His Lies'

commondreams.org - Advocacy groups and legal experts say an executive order President Donald Trump is expected to sign Thursday—a document the White House claims is an effort to curtail the power of social media compan…

Prepare For War: President Xi Jinping Tells Chinese Army

hwnews.in - New Delhi| On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered Chinese forces to strengthen the training of troops and to be ready for war amid COVID-19 pandemic’s visible impact on the planet’s most po…

Aging in Place

thebaffler.com - Recently, my grandmother Louise and I have discovered new uses for the slender stainless steel device known as a turkey lacer. Usually, it stitches up an avian cavity; under our set of circumstances,…

Bad state data hides coronavirus threat as Trump pushes reopening

politico.com - As the coronavirus death count passes a grim milestone in the U.S., a growing number of regions are reopening parts of their economies. New examples seem to sprout up daily. The District of Columbia …

Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2

science.sciencemag.org - Masks and testing are necessary to combat asymptomatic spread in aerosols and droplets Respiratory infections occur through the transmission of virus-containing droplets (>5 to 10 μm) and aerosols (≤…

Lawmakers Are Outraged By A "Lazy, Incomplete" Report From The CDC On Racial Data For The Coronavirus

buzzfeednews.com - WASHINGTON — As communities of color are disproportionately dying from the coronavirus, Congress asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect national data on the race and ethnicit…

Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s new company has reportedly set up shop in Iraq

airforcetimes.com - Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s new company is reportedly operating in Iraq, a country from which his former company was banned for killing civilians. A subsidiary of Frontier Services Group, a secu…

How to Prepare for the Next Depression

bunkerbasics.com - The global economy is suffering significantly from the coronavirus outbreak. Businesses have closed their doors either temporarily or permanently. Governments are putting together stimulus packages a…

Almost $800 Million In Mask Scams Alleged In The U.S. Alone

forbes.com - In the U.S. alone, officials have charged individuals promising to sell millions of masks without ever delivering, as companies, governments and health officials desperately try to end the national P…

Twitter removes tweets by Brazil, Venezuela presidents for violating COVID-19 content rules

theverge.com - Twitter has made good — so far — on its pledge to crack down on tweets that contain false or misleading information about COVID-19 cures. The platform has deleted tweets by the presidents of Brazil a…

The New Leader of the Free World

eand.co - “What do you think of her? I think she’s — “ asked Helen, the CEO. “She’s our leader,” cut in Claudine, slowly, dreamily, her eyes wide. “Well,” Ben, the grizzled London copper chuckled, “I can’t dis…

They Predicted ‘The Crisis of 2020’

nytimes.com - They called it the Crisis of 2020 — an unspecified calamity that “could rival the gravest trials our ancestors have known” and serve as “the next great hinge of history.” It could be an environmental…

Fury after Pennsylvania lawmakers concealed COVID diagnosis

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - Republicans in the US state of Pennsylvania faced calls for their resignation Thursday after a lawmaker tested positive for COVID-19 and they did not tell Democratic colleagues for…

Analysis | The unluckiest generation in U.S. history

washingtonpost.com - By Andrew Van Dam close Andrew Van Dam Reporter focusing on economic data Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow May 27, 2020 at 6:00 AM EDT After accounting for the present crisis, the average millennial h…

US indicts NKoreans, Chinese over $2.5 bn network to dodge sanctions

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - The US Justice Department indicted 28 North Koreans and five Chinese on Thursday for operating a money laundering ring that moved billions of dollars through global banks to avoid …

Trump's Reelection Strategies Are Killing a Massive Number of People

truthout.org - Let us assume, for the sake of discussion, that there will be a presidential election in 159 days as scheduled. This assumption, given the extent of the COVID pandemic combined with comprehensive Rep…

Popular Mommy Vlogger Admits She ‘Rehomed’ Her Adopted Son

thecut.com - Over the past few months, fans of YouTube influencer Myka Stauffer started to suspect something was afoot with the popular mommy vlogger. For years, Myka’s channels had included regular posts about H…

Trump Wants To Help Conservatives Sue Twitter For Censorship. Justice Brett Kavanaugh Could Get In The Way.

buzzfeednews.com - WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday aimed at making it easier for people to sue Twitter and other social media platforms for what Trump and his allies have denou…

The ACLU Is Suing Clearview AI To Stop “Privacy-Destroying Face Surveillance”

buzzfeednews.com - The American Civil Liberties Union sued Clearview AI on Thursday, arguing that the facial recognition startup violated the privacy of Illinois residents in amassing a database of more than 3 billion …

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More Than 180 Scientists Are Demanding That The Team Behind A Massive Hydroxychloroquine Study Share Their Data

buzzfeednews.com - A massive study that raised serious health concerns about hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug President Donald Trump has reportedly taken as a coronavirus preventive, is now under scrutiny from more…

Coronavirus live news: deaths surge in Brazil and Russia as Trump says US is quitting WHO

theguardian.com - Afghanistan has recorded its biggest one-day rise of new coronavirus cases, with the capital, Kabul, and western Herat province experiencing its worst day of the crisis. The health ministry confirmed…

Virus toll surges in Russia as Europe speeds reopening

news.yahoo.com - The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic spiked again in Russia and the Americas on Friday, even as Europe's experiment with reopening from lockdown grew bolder by the day. Fresh restrictions in …

After Days of Protest, Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With 3rd Degree Murder for Killing George Floyd

commondreams.org - Following three days of intense demonstrations in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, police officer Derek Chauvin—one of four officers involved in the killing—was taken into custody by state…

Pentagon Puts Military Police on Alert, GA Calls in Nat'l Guard As Protests Spread Nationwide

thefreethoughtproject.com - Mayhem has erupted in downtown Atlanta, where arsonists have set fire to several cars, including a police vehicle, with reports of several other fires around the city. Some looting at College Footbal…

Crowds protest Floyd killing and Trump outside White House

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered outside the White House late Friday to protest the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis — and President Donald Trump’s response. Protesters hurle…

National Guard summoned to aid cities amid police clashes

apnews.com - ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency early Saturday to activate the state National Guard as violence flared in Atlanta and cities nationwide following the death in Minnesot…

Powerful Images From Friday’s Protests Over the Death of George Floyd

nymag.com - Large protests over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other people of color at the hands of police continued in multiple cities on Friday. Here are some of the most powerful images phot…

The Lies We Tell About Riots

nymag.com - This article was featured in One Great Story, New York’s reading recommendation newsletter. Sign up here to get it nightly. Decades of research and experience show that riots of the kind we’re seeing…

US anti-vaxxers aim to spread fear over future coronavirus vaccine

theguardian.com - A coronavirus vaccine may be a long way away, but there is already a threat on the horizon: anti-vaxxers. Once a fringe presence in America, vaccine opponents have become better organized in recent y…

7 Shot At Louisville Protest Calling For Justice For Breonna Taylor

npr.org - Police attempt to break up the protest with tear gas and rubber bullets minutes after shots are fired into the crowd in Louisville, Ky. Seven people were shot in downtown Louisville, Ky., at a protes…

Trump’s Looting and ‘Shooting’ Remarks Escalate Crisis in Minneapolis

nytimes.com - President Trump issued a violent ultimatum to protesters in Minneapolis on Friday and inserted himself in a harshly divisive fashion into the crisis there, attacking the city’s Democratic mayor and r…

George Floyd’s death set off uprisings across the country

vox.com - Derek Chauvin, the arresting police officer who killed George Floyd, was charged on Friday with murder and manslaughter — following protests and riots in Minneapolis on Thursday during the third day …

Where does the phrase 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts' come from?

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — Twitter said early Friday that a post by President Donald Trump about the protests overnight in Minneapolis glorified violence because of the historical context of his last line: "When t…

Police Arrest Black CNN Correspondent While Live on Air Covering Minneapolis Protests

slate.com - Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and camera crew as they report from protests in Minneapolis [url=https://t.co/oZdqBti776]https://t.co/oZdqBti776[/url] pic.twitter.com/3QbeTjD5ed — CNN (@CNN) May 29, 2020 Minnesota police arrest C…

Amid Global Pandemic—With Nearly 363,000 Dead—Trump Terminates US Ties With the World Health Organization

commondreams.org - President Donald Trump at a White House press conference on Friday announced he was "terminating" ties to the World Health Organization, even as the global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic ne…

Planet of the Censoring Humans

taibbi.substack.com - On April 21st, 2020, just before the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, Oscar-winning director/producer Michael Moore released a new movie called Planet of the Humans. Directed by Jeff Gibbs, t…

How catalytic events change the course of history: From the 9/11 attacks to the coronavirus pandemic

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - How catalytic events change the course of history: From the 9/11 attacks to the coronavirus pandemic The 9/11 attacks of 2001 are classic examples of "catalytic events" that change the course of hist…

Trump Is the Looter

theatlantic.com - You’d think Donald Trump would have more sympathy for looters, being a looter himself. The president has helped himself to money from the U.S. Treasury, using political power to direct public money t…

COVID-19 Sparks a Rebirth of the Local Farm Movement

resilience.org - When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the future of the Cannard Family Farm—whose organic vegetables supplied a single Berkeley restaurant—was looking stark. Ross Cannard is the son of an iconic leader …

Coronavirus updates: India records its biggest single day jump in cases - BBC News

bbc.co.uk - More on Prof Peter Horby's comments on England's lockdown measures being eased from Monday. More than two people will be able to meet outside when the rules change. Prof Horby, who's on the Scientifi…

Why is Customs and Border Protection flying a military Predator drone over Minneapolis?

boingboing.net - Buzzfeed News reporters obtained the explanation offered by United States Department of Homeland Security's CBP to congressional staffers who asked why it decided to fly a Predator Drone over Minneap…

US governor expects 'swift' justice in Floyd case

bbc.com - Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says he expects justice for the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis police custody "will be swift". There have been days of protests, looting and arson after an o…

Supreme Court, in rare late-night ruling, says California may enforce certain restrictions on religious gatherings

washingtonpost.com - Security officers walk outside the Supreme Court building in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/AP) By Robert Barnes close Robert Barnes Reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court Email EmailBio BioFollow Foll…

Officer charged in George Floyd’s death used fatal force before and had history of complaints

washingtonpost.com - By Derek Hawkins close Derek Hawkins National and breaking news reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow May 29, 2020 at 6:47 PM EDT The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the d…

If You’re Going Out To Protest During The Pandemic, Be Very, Very Careful

buzzfeednews.com - Thousands of people filled the streets of Minneapolis this week to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer choked him with his knee. As those protests …

Partygoer at Lake of the Ozarks pool party tests positive for COVID-19, potentially exposing hundreds

fox4kc.com - CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — A positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed in a Boone County resident who attended a crowded pool party in the Lake of the Ozarks last weekend.

know-nothing-donald-trump-republican-platform-sidney-blumenthal" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Jared Kushner is a Know Nothing – not just because he has failed on so many fronts

theguardian.com - Jared Kushner has let it be known that based on his understanding of American history, the Republican party platform should be drastically reduced from 58 convoluted pages in 2016 to “a mission state…

A Trans Woman Died in ICE Custody. Then ICE Deleted Video Footage of Her

rollingstone.com - Roxsana Hernández, a 33-year-old transgender woman from Honduras, came to the United States seeking asylum after fleeing along with numerous other displaced people from Central America in a group dub…

Trump cuts ties with WHO as pandemic grips Latin America

news.yahoo.com - US President Donald Trump said he is severing ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as the death toll from the disease spiked again in the United Stat…

Stock markets drop as Trump threatens Beijing response

news.yahoo.com - Global equities fell Friday as US President Donald Trump readied a response to Beijing's controversial planned national security law for Hong Kong, putting trading floors on edge. Trump announced a n…

The Land of the Free and Other Bull*hit

informationclearinghouse.info - This, in turn, was further expressed across the political landscape. Through telling historical footage and insightful interviews with scholars, journalists and political players, the film runs down …

Mueller Memos Part 7: These Documents Reveal What People Close To The President Told Mueller’s Team About Trump And Russia

buzzfeednews.com - A cache of secret documents from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and potential attempts by President Donald Trump to obstruct the…

Section 230: the internet's wobbly cornerstone

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - Some call it the foundation of the open internet and online free speech. Others say it allows big platforms to avoid responsibility for harmful content they host. Section 230 -- wh…

Ancient Israelites 'burned cannabis in worship'

bbc.com - Ancient Israelites burned cannabis as part of their religious rituals, an archaeological study has found. A well-preserved substance found in a 2,700-year-old temple in Tel Arad has been identified a…

Heartburn Gave My Dad Cancer. What About the Rest of Us?

undark.org - Nearly 20 years ago, my family got together in the Finger Lakes region of New York for Thanksgiving. The last night of our trip, we went out to a local tavern for dinner. I can’t remember if my fathe…

Opinion -Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

informationclearinghouse.info - It is also well documented that Saudi Arabia has been the largest funder and arms supplier for the Al Qaeda-led forces that have destroyed Syria since 2011, including CIA-brokered shipments of thousa…


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George Floyd: protests spread as US cities announce curfews amid unrest

theguardian.com - Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black men spread across the US on Saturday night as as mayors around the country announced curfews and several governors cal…

More Than a Dozen Cities Under Curfew As Protests Spread: Live Updates

nymag.com - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested on Friday and charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, but his arrest was not enough to stem the spread of prote…

New York City Boils Over

rollingstone.com - The pepper spray. That’s when it really started to get out of hand. The police lined up in front of the entry to the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn fired it into the growing congregation of dem…

Tension between police and protesters flares in front of the White House before vandalism and sporadic fires

washingtonpost.com - By Marissa J. Lang, close Marissa J. Lang Local reporter focused on D.C. area news Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Michael E. Miller, close Michael E. Miller Local enterprise reporter covering immigr…

The Intolerable Tensions Between American Cities and their Police Forces

newyorker.com - I lived in Baltimore during the Freddie Gray protests in April, 2015. My apartment was in a brownstone next to a small park in a pretty neighborhood called Bolton Hill, which sits on the border betwe…

Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record increase in cases as pressure builds on Ramaphosa

theguardian.com - The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of US cities hit by massive protests after the police killing of George Floyd, has a message for demonstrators: If you were out protesting last night, you probably…

Every worker has covid at one US farm on eve of harvest

sfgate.com - A worker washes radishes at a farm in Hudson, New York, U.S, New York, U.S., on Monday, May 18, 2020. A worker washes radishes at a farm in Hudson, New York, U.S, New York, U.S., on Monday, May 18, 2…

The pandemic isn’t over. But America sure seems over it.

washingtonpost.com - A woman takes part in a May 25 protest to reopen all New Jersey businesses. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) By Dan Zak close Dan Zak Feature writer Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow May 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM EDT…

Opinion - ‘Failed State’ Status Here We Come?

informationclearinghouse.info - On paper, that shouldn’t matter. Our democracy has many more average-income than high-income people. Our government’s priorities ought to reflect the concerns average-income people share. But the wea…

Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War

vice.com - Far-right extremists are showing up, with guns, to the protests against police brutality that have exploded across the country. Others are egging on the violence from behind their computers, urging f…

Great depression-like jobless rate seen for US

gulfnews.com - Washington: The devastation of the coronavirus pandemic on the US labor market will be on display this week, with Friday’s jobs report likely to show the unemployment rate soared to nearly 20% and em…

Minnesota Officials Link Arrested Looters to White Supremacist Groups

courthousenews.com - (CN) – As Minneapolis underwent a fourth night of protests over the death of George Floyd, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said Saturday that most rioters arrested are from outside of the city and sought…

People wonder if Umbrella Man in MPLS protests is an agent provocateur

insider.com - The man was wearing a gas mask. In one hand he held an umbrella, black like his clothing. In the other, a hammer. The man took the hammer to several windows of an AutoZone store in Minneapolis, Minne…

torm-ohio-statehouse-columbus/Dw29Il2vQCtWCWYnCXeElN/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Some George Floyd protesters storm Ohio Statehouse in Columbus

daytondailynews.com - Peaceful protests in Columbus on Thursday night became violent as police and some protesting clashed, and at one point some demonstrators broke windows at the Ohio Statehouse and went inside the buil…

Hong Kong officials say Trump 'completely wrong' to end city's special status

reuters.com - HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by U.S. President Donald Trump to strip the city of its special status in a bid to punish China for imposing national securit…

Gripped by disease, unemployment and outrage at the police, America plunges into crisis

washingtonpost.com - Protesters demonstrate outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis. (Joshua Lott/For The Washington Post) By Matt Zapotosky and close Matt Zapotosky National security reporter coveri…

Viral photo shows line of white people between police, black protesters

eu.courier-journal.com - Recap: What you may have missed at Saturday's Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville At least 5 of 6 protesters arrested Friday in Louisville were locals Police officers smash milk jugs and water bott…

Trump confronts a culture war of his own making as election looms

politico.com - “Given his own experience with an out-of-control FBI and unfair investigations… President Trump knows how poisonous an out-of-control law enforcement process can be,” Fox News personality Laura Ingra…

George Floyd: US protests over police brutality intensify - Live

aljazeera.com - Protests turned violent in the city of La Mesa near San Diego, California where demonstrators set buildings ablaze. "Fires continue burning across the city. Protests have been ongoing since early thi…

Jay Inslee Says Trump Should Be 'Removed From Office' for His Disastrous COVID-19 Response

rollingstone.com - Jay Inslee is no stranger to wrestling with big existential issues. The 69-year-old governor of Washington state has spent much of his career studying and speaking out about our rapidly warming plane…

Trump has sown hatred of the press for years. Now journalists are under assault from police and protesters alike.

washingtonpost.com - Demonstrators protest at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, defacing the logo at the front of the building on Friday in one of the many protests across the country following the death of George Floyd in po…

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

apnews.com - DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted …

US cities order curfews amid widespread clashes

bbc.com - Curfews have been ordered in cities across the US in an attempt to stem the violent clashes between protesters and police over the death of George Floyd. Widespread demonstrations have taken place, w…

Workers Around The World Are Already Being Monitored By Digital Contact Tracing Apps

buzzfeednews.com - SaferMe, a geolocation technology company based in New Zealand, makes a contact tracing app that asks workers to complete a daily symptom quiz and uses geolocation data to track their movements and p…

A Driver Swerved And Appeared To Try To Run A Man Over At A George Floyd Protest In Denver

buzzfeednews.com - A woman who drove through a protest in Denver on Thursday appeared to deliberately try to run over a young black man, swerving directly at him and knocking him to the ground, according to video of th…

Protests 'no longer' about Floyd death - governor

bbc.com - Violent protests over the death of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of police officers in Minnesota "are no longer in any way" about his killing, the state's governor has said. Tim Walz s…

Mississippi Mayor Suggests George Floyd Caused His Own Death

mavenroundtable.io - Stop being racist people it doesnt mean go insane and tear up shit and start riots over a mans death America has gone mad when millions of people die daily...and all this shit doesnt happen thats hap…

Newly Released Transcripts Show Michael Flynn Betrayed the United States

motherjones.com - Michael Flynn arrive at federal court in Washington on Dec. 18, 2018. Carolyn Kaster/AP Michael Flynn did something far worse than lie to the FBI. He betrayed the United States. That’s the major reve…

We're Keeping A Running List Of Hoax And Misleading Posts About The Minneapolis Protests

buzzfeednews.com - The death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer who used a knee chokehold on him, has sparked protests all over the country. As they gained traction, so di…

Black Protesters Who Want To Demonstrate Peacefully Are Calling Out White People Who Instigate Violence

buzzfeednews.com - Tay Anderson wanted Friday's protest against police brutality in Denver, Colorado to be peaceful. "We asked people throughout the day, please do not deface property, please do not destroy stuff, beca…

Hundreds of thousands stage multiracial demonstrations against police violence in a powerful show of working-class unity

wsws.org - The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality welcome and support the multiracial, multiethnic demonstrations of thousands of working people and youth that…

The Officer Charged With Murder For George Floyd’s Death Was Accused Of Pulling A Gun On A Group Of Teens Playing With Nerf Guns

buzzfeednews.com - Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who was arrested and charged with third-degree murder Friday after he was caught on video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, had 17 complaints against him …

What could losing US 'special status' mean for Hong Kong?

news.yahoo.com - Washington's declaration this week that Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous from China was a historic moment with potentially far-reaching consequences for the finance hub -- though much d…

Why is India reopening amid a spike in virus cases?

bbc.com - India is roaring - rather than inching - back to life amid a record spike in Covid-19 infections. The BBC's Aparna Alluri finds out why. On Saturday, India's government announced plans to end a natio…

Climate concerns as Siberia experiences record-breaking heat

nbcnews.com - One of the coldest regions on Earth has been experiencing a record-breaking heat wave in recent weeks amid growing fears about devastating wildfires and melting permafrost. Khatanga, a town in Siberi…

White Supremacist Groups Have Been Urging Members To Loot Businesses In Minnesota

politicususa.com - As usual, the same folks – Trump supporters in particular – who stayed silent in the immediate aftermath of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a police officer, are channeling most of their anger …

Opinion -U.S. Lectures World on Human Rights as Cops Kill Blacks With Impunity

informationclearinghouse.info - May 30, 2020 "Information Clearing House" - “Being black in America should not be a death sentence” – so said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey following the shocking, gruesome killing of George Floyd by …


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US heads into a new week shaken by violence and pandemic

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — With cities wounded by days of violent unrest, America headed into a new week with neighborhoods in shambles, urban streets on lockdown and shaken confidence about when leaders woul…

US streets seethe for a sixth night

edition.cnn.com - Protestors face off with the forces of order in DC and New York, as crowds gather at City Hall in San Francisco. Serious divide among Trump advisers over protests

Man fatally shot during protests in Detroit

cnn.com - A 21-year-old man was killed after being shot during protests in Detroit late Friday, the city's police department said. A previous press release from the police said that the man was shot when an un…

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing r…

Trump Is Terrified of Protest

theatlantic.com - Presidents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what’s tr…

'Mr President, don't go hide': China goads US over George Floyd protests

theguardian.com - Chinese officials and state media have seized on news of the protests sweeping the US, comparing the widespread unrest to the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong and accusing Washington of hypocrisy.…

Is This the Worst Year in Modern American History?

theatlantic.com - The most traumatic year in modern American history was 1968. But what is now the second-most traumatic year, 2020, still has seven months to run. The comparison provides little comfort, and several r…

Minneapolis, the Coronavirus, and Trump’s Failure to See a Crisis Coming

newyorker.com - There, yet again, were the flames. Before the furious conflagrations erupted in Minneapolis, the final weeks of May had already seemed like the answer to a grim math problem: What is the product of a…

An American Uprising

newyorker.com - “A riot is the language of the unheard.” This is how Martin Luther King, Jr., explained matters to Mike Wallace, of CBS News, in 1966. That language is now being heard across the United States with a…

Journalists Become Targets While Covering America's Unraveling

vanityfair.com - Even for journalists used to reporting in hostile situations, Saturday night was unique. “I’ve covered protests involving police in Ferguson, Mo., Baton Rouge, La., Dallas and Los Angeles. I’ve also …

Images of police using violence against peaceful protesters are going viral

vox.com - Video footage is going viral of police officers responding to protests Saturday night with excessive force, including battering and pepper-spraying peaceful demonstrators. Most of the nationwide anti…

Protests Against Police Brutality Are Once Again Sweeping The Country

buzzfeednews.com - A demonstrator raises their fist during a protest near the White House on Saturday. Protests around the US turned into riots on Saturday night as the nation reckoned with deadly police brutality and …

Journalists Detail Being Hit By Rubber Bullets, Attacked While Covering Nationwide Protests

hollywoodreporter.com - As tensions escalated across the United States during protests over the death of George Floyd, many journalists found themselves in the crosshairs of covering an unprecedented moment with some gettin…

Opinion | Why I Left White Nationalism

nytimes.com - People have approached me looking for a way to change the minds of Trump voters, but I can’t offer any magic technique. That kind of persuasion happens in person-to-person interactions and it require…

American billionaires got $434 billion richer during the pandemic

cnbc.com - America's billionaires saw their fortunes soar by $434 billion during the U.S. lockdown between mid-March and mid-May, according to a new report. Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg ha…

Zuckerberg is now the 3rd-richest person in the world after his fortune grew $30 billion since the coronavirus crisis began

businessinsider.com - Despite the economic fallout from the pandemic, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has added more than $30 billion to his wealth in just two months. The surge in Zuckerberg's net worth has earned him the t…

How Private Equity Firms Will Profit From COVID-19

prospect.org - Burdened by debt and interest payments, J. Crew was unable to take on lower-priced competitors. It’s no surprise that the first big retailer to file for bankruptcy during the coronavirus pandemic is …

Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network

wired.com - I stumbled across the first clue later that month. I had become interested in the NSA’s internal conversation about “bulk collection,” the acquisition of high-volume data sets in their entirety. Phon…

Before George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Police Failed to Adopt Reforms, Remove Bad Officers — The Marshall Project

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Trump’s Plan to End Obama’s Peaceful Reforms and Unshackle the Police Succeeded

nymag.com - Last October, Minneapolis Police Union president Bob Kroll appeared at a Trump rally. Clad in his red “Cops for Trump” T-shirt, Kroll (who has been alleged to be affiliated with white supremacists) g…

'As Incoherent as It Is Dangerous': Trump Threatens to Designate Antifa—Which Isn't an Actual Group—as Terrorist Organization

commondreams.org - Civil liberties advocates and progressive voices threw up immediate flags of alarm on Sunday afternoon after President Donald Trump threatened to officially designate "ANTIFA"—a moniker that stands f…

'He is a destroyer': how the George Floyd protests left Donald Trump exposed

theguardian.com - “Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities. Many have witnessed this violence personally, some have even been its…

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II: May the Screams and Tears and Protests Shake the Very Conscience of This Nation

voxpopulisphere.com - If we want to reach a better place on the other side of this, we must refuse to be comforted too quickly. No one wants to see their community burn. But the fires burning in Minneapolis, just like the…

US cities under curfew after fresh anti-race protests, looting

news.yahoo.com - Minneapolis (AFP) - Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities Sunday to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice the…

Dark Money Spending Rises Above $100 Million as IRS Ends Donor Reporting Rules

truthout.org - Political groups that don’t fully disclose their sources of funding have already spent more than $100 million to influence 2020 races, a figure that is sure to rise as “dark money” backed super PACs …

Ocasio-Cortez: "If You Want to End Unrest, End the Conditions That Create It"

truthout.org - In a video message posted to Instagram on Saturday amidst days of nationwide protest in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota earlier this week, Rep. Alexandria Oca…

The New York Times is kidding itself. The tea party got what it wanted.

motherjones.com - A May 29, 2010, rally organized by members of the Arizona Tea Party movement to show support for Arizona law SB1070, which made it a state crime to be in the US illegally and required immigrants to c…

Brazil now fourth-highest in Covid-19 deaths

bbc.com - The number of coronavirus fatalities in Brazil has risen by almost 1,000 in a day, making the country's overall death toll the world's fourth highest. Its figure of 28,834 has now surpassed France, a…

Perspective | Trump has sown hatred of the press for years. Now journalists are under assault from police and protesters alike.

washingtonpost.com - Demonstrators protest at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, defacing the logo at the front of the building on Friday in one of the many protests across the country following the death of George Floyd in po…

Tear gas has been banned in warfare. Why do police still use it?

pri.org - Tear gas is a chemical weapon used all over the world by law enforcement to control riots and disperse crowds — from the United States to Hong Kong, to Venezuela. Despite its frequent use, various in…

The Supreme Court Is About to Make Seismic Rulings on Reproductive Rights

truthout.org - The rights of women to terminate their pregnancies and to receive free contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are on the chopping block. Those challenges to reproductive freedom are consi…

Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don't understand the protests? What you're seeing is people pushed to the edge

latimes.com - What was your first reaction when you saw the video of the white cop kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while Floyd croaked, “I can’t breathe”? If you’re white, you probably muttered a horrified, “Oh, m…

It's Called Artificial Intelligence—but What Is Intelligence?

wired.com - Elizabeth Spelke, a cognitive psychologist at Harvard, has spent her career testing the world’s most sophisticated learning system—the mind of a baby. Gurgling infants might seem like no match for ar…


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Donald Trump threatens to deploy army as teargas fired so he can pose at church

theguardian.com - Donald Trump has threatened to deploy the US military to quell civil unrest – even as teargas was fired against nearby peaceful protesters to grant him a photo opportunity. In a highly choreographed …

US Law Enforcement Are Deliberately Targeting Journalists During George Floyd Protests

bellingcat.com - Bellingcat has identified and collected multiple instances of US law enforcement deliberately targeting journalists during the protests against the killing of George Floyd. The arrest of a CNN crew i…

Tear gas, threats for protesters before Trump visits church

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — It began with Attorney General Bill Barr standing with his hands casually in his pockets, not wearing a tie, surveying the scene at Lafayette Park across from the White House, where…

Episcopal bishop on President Trump: ‘Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence’

washingtonpost.com - By Michelle Boorstein and close Michelle Boorstein Religion reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Sarah Pulliam Bailey close Sarah Pulliam Bailey Reporter covering religion Email EmailBio BioFollo…

White instigators to blame for mayhem in some protests, local officials say

washingtonpost.com - By Isaac Stanley-Becker close Isaac Stanley-Becker National political reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow June 1, 2020 at 8:50 PM EDT “What did I tell you?” a voice cried out as the camera recor…

Trump’s Threats Can’t Quash Protests Raging Coast to Coast

thedailybeast.com - A doubled police force and threats from President Trump on Monday did little to stop protests over the death of George Floyd in New York City, where demonstrators covered more than 30 city blocks and…

We Are Asking The Police To Do Too Much

nymag.com - When George Floyd tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill, Mahmoud Abumayyaleh said his employees had no choice. They had to call the police. It’s state policy, he said in a public Facebook post. Floyd …

Experts dispute reports that coronavirus is becoming less lethal

washingtonpost.com - Paolo Bonacina, 56, of the northern Italian city of Bergamo, receives a farewell from intensive care nurses after recovering from covid-19. (Ina Fassbender/AFP/Getty Images) By Joel Achenbach, close …

Russian Gloating About U.S. Unrest Is Racist as Hell

thedailybeast.com - America’s heartbreak brought considerable joy to Vladimir Putin’s Russia, but the gloating also exposes the deep ugliness of his regime. Russian reporters covering protests on American soil appear to…

Showdown: Law-and-order president versus protesters

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after President Donald Trump posed with a Bible and vowed to deploy the military to “dominate the streets,” American cities were engulfed in more violence and destruction, ove…

Opinion -Our Grim Future: Restored Neoliberalism or Hybrid Neofascism?

informationclearinghouse.info - June 01, 2020 "Information Clearing House" - With the specter of a New Great Depression hovering over most of the planet, realpolitik perspectives for a radical change of the political economy framew…

American Plague

rollingstone.com - It was just a week ago now that Derek Chauvin, then still employed as a Minneapolis police officer, pressed his left knee into the neck of George Floyd for what, on video, seemed like an interminable…

The American Nightmare

theatlantic.com - It happened three months before the lynching of Isadora Moreley in Selma, Alabama, and two months before the lynching of Sidney Randolph near Rockville, Maryland. On May 19, 1896, The New York Times …

Confederate Statues and Other Symbols of Racism All Over the Country Were Destroyed by Protesters This Weekend

vice.com - Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Confederate statues in Birmingham and Richmond. A former slave market in North Carolina. The national headquarters for a Civil War rev…

Abby Zimet: I Just Want To Live

voxpopulisphere.com - America rages, reels, mourns. Brutal police violence – tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, batons – blazes across the country, in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, New York…

‘Trump has declared war on America’: Internet explodes in anger as president threatens to ‘deploy the military’ in US

rawstory.com - Minutes after Military Police used tear gas and flash bangs on peaceful civilians protesting in front of the White House Monday evening President Donald Trump broke two days of silence to threaten th…

Coronavirus May Be a Blood Vessel Disease, Which Explains Everything

elemental.medium.com - In April, blood clots emerged as one of the many mysterious symptoms attributed to Covid-19, a disease that had initially been thought to largely affect the lungs in the form of pneumonia. Quickly af…

Police Brutality and a Nation on Fire

rollingstone.com - Protests over the death of George Floyd continued to rage throughout America on Saturday. Demonstrators clashed with hostile police forces from New York to Los Angeles, Seattle to Miami, and in dozen…

Trump Plays Macho Man as America Burns

newyorker.com - There was a moment on Saturday afternoon when President Trump stood on a rooftop in Florida for what could have been a sorely needed moment of national unity. A made-in-the-U.S.A. spacecraft was abou…

This Is What a Revolution Looks Like

truthout.org - There has never been a weekend in the U.S. quite like the one we just experienced. Many comparisons of this moment have been made to the fury that boiled over in 1968 after the murder of Martin Luthe…

Don’t Let Trump Use This Moment to Sneak in Domestic Terrorism Laws

truthout.org - There’s something ironic about a fascist president labeling an anti-fascist movement “terrorists.” It could be a joke, if it didn’t have such terrifying implications for civil liberties. Yet in an at…

Protests are bringing attention to the ‘everyday violence’ faced by black Americans

grist.org - In the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer early last week, cities across the U.S. erupted in protest. As those demonstrations enter their second week, some are callin…

Trump Aides Want Him to Meet the Moment, but He Can’t Quit His Grievance Shtick

thedailybeast.com - As the country descended further into civil strife and racial unrest, President Donald Trump was offered a choice between advisers urging him to break out of the politics of grievance and his own ove…

Racism and Racial Terrorism Has Fueled Nationwide Anger

truthout.org - AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman in New York City, joined by my co-host Nermeen Shaikh from her home also here in New York City. Hi, Nerme…

The mystery of 'silent spreaders'

bbc.com - As the crisis has unfolded, scientists have discovered more evidence about a strange and worrying feature of the coronavirus. While many people who become infected develop a cough, fever and loss of …

That ocean breeze may be full of tiny bits of plastic

grist.org - Want to know how much plastic is entering the ocean every year? I regret to inform you that nobody knows. A commonly cited figure — 8 million metric tons — comes from a decade-old estimate based on p…

Senator Plans Amendment to End Transfer of Military Equipment to Local Police

truthout.org - With the militarization of local police forces on full display as heavily armed cops and armored vehicles patrol the streets and crack down on protests over the killing of George Floyd, Sen. Brian Sc…

Coronavirus put millions out of work. A 21st-century climate corps could be the answer.

grist.org - The graduation speeches have been broadcast over Zoom, the final papers submitted digitally, and the diplomas shipped to students’ homes. The next step is less certain. Across the nation, what typica…

Deforestation, oil spills, and coronavirus: Crises converge in the Amazon

grist.org - Brazil recently became the country with the second highest number of documented COVID-19 cases in the world, trailing only the United States. Though it still lags its North American neighbor in this …


Editor's note

The Doomstead Diner is a hub for discussion and information pertaining to the ongoing Economic Collapse of the Industrial Economy. The Diner is the result of many years of discussion and debate on many other forums. At Doomstead Diner, our goal is to collate much of the information we can to assist in planning for the world to come.
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