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Is America a Failed State? Trump’s COVID Response Has Many Saying “Yes”

    Is America a Failed State? Trump’s COVID Response Has Many Saying “Yes”

Even as every other advanced, industrialized nation has eliminated or is drastically reducing their coronavirus pandemics, Thursday was the worst day on record for the United States in terms of infections with over 40,000 confirmed cases reported, beating the previous high on April 24 by over 1,000. The United States had months to learn from…

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Polls: Four Weeks of Protest Have Radically Altered American Views on Police

    Polls: Four Weeks of Protest Have Radically Altered American Views on Police

Just four weeks of protest have radically altered Americans’ views on the police and what their role in society should be. Once almost exclusively the domain of activist groups, moves to comprehensively change, defund or even abolish the police are rapidly gaining momentum with the public. A new study published this week by Data for Progress shows…

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The Murders of Floyd and Halak Exposed the US and Israel as Settler-Colonial Enterprises

    The Murders of Floyd and Halak Exposed the US and Israel as Settler-Colonial Enterprises

The slow, agonizing death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the torturous murder of Iyad Halak in Jerusalem have a great deal in common. Testimony I heard from a member of Iyad’s family who wished not to be identified is chilling. That testimony doesn’t make up for the video footage that Israeli police refuse to release…

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Palestine Bleeds: Israel’s Execution of an Autistic Man is Not an Exception but the Norm

    Palestine Bleeds: Israel’s Execution of an Autistic Man is Not an Exception but the Norm

A 32-year-old man with the mental age of an 8-year-old child was executed by Israeli soldiers on May 30, while crouching behind his teacher near his special needs school in the Old City of Jerusalem. The cold-blooded murder of Eyad Hallaq might not have received much attention if it were not for the fact that…

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From Superpredators to Black Lives Matter: Hillary Clinton’s Opportunistic Career Arc

  From Superpredators to Black Lives Matter: Hillary Clinton’s Opportunistic Career Arc

After the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis two weeks ago, a spontaneous nationwide movement of millions of people protesting racist policing has gripped the country. Politicians of all stripes have staked out their positions, condemning, endorsing, or trying to co-opt the radical movement. The latest of these is failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The…

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George Floyd Protests: US Arrests Now Higher Than Hong Kong Protest Total Figures

  George Floyd Protests: US Arrests Now Higher Than Hong Kong Protest Total Figures

After just over a week of demonstrations, the number of Americans arrested in the George Floyd protests far exceeds that of over a year’s worth of protests in Hong Kong. A survey of just 30 police departments conducted on Tuesday found that they had collectively detained over 11,000 individuals, meaning the actual number detained across the…

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Manipulating the Message: Police Attacks on Free Press and the Fencing in of Humanity

  Manipulating the Message: Police Attacks on Free Press and the Fencing in of Humanity

The evening before President Trump lumbered over to St. John’s Church for his infamous “photo op,” U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr quietly instructed all 56 regional departments of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) to “identify criminal organizers and instigators” in the nationwide protests elicited by George Floyd’s murder. Barr, himself, directed the dispersal of…

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Margaret Kimberley: Black Misleaders Are Seeking an End to Grassroots Protest

  Margaret Kimberley: Black Misleaders Are Seeking an End to Grassroots Protest

New York City (BAR) — The aftermath of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis, Minnesota police has created a national political crisis. The revulsion caused by this latest killing caught on camera spawned protests in Minneapolis and all over the country. Black people are the angriest, knowing they are at risk of the…

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Lawyers of George Floyd Family to Open UN Human Rights Case, Seek Sanctions Against US

  Lawyers of George Floyd Family to Open UN Human Rights Case, Seek Sanctions Against US

Over the past few months, the latest in a long history of extrajudicial killings of Black Americans has claimed the lives of three people: Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year old man gunned down in February by a gang of armed white men who chased him through a South Georgia neighborhood; Breonna Taylor, massacred in her own home…

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Austin Police Respond to Police Brutality Protest with Violent Crackdowns

  Austin Police Respond to Police Brutality Protest with Violent Crackdowns

The protests against police brutality, which have gripped the nation as a result of the police murder of George Floyd, reached the capital of Texas on Saturday as thousands of mostly young and outraged Austin residents of all colors flooded one of the city’s most vital arteries, taking over I-35 just where it overlooks Austin…

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