Donald Trump, COVID-19 spreading, neonazi dog whistling

This 18 June 2020 satiric music video from Britain says about itself:

The Von Crapps – Covid Superspreadin‘ (Trump Tulsa rally song)

A song for the Trump rally in Tulsa by The Von Crapp family.

Trump’s Nazi triangle post the latest in a series of seeming dog whistles.

Donald Trump has repeatedly whitewashed violent neo-nazis; while smearing anti-fascists as supposedly being ‘terrorists’.

These Trump election campaign red triangle ads basically threaten anti-fascists with being locked up in concentration camps with red triangles on their clothes, like happened in Adolf Hitler’s days.

From USA Today, 19 June 2020:

Political prisoners were forced to wear red triangles.

And those red triangles were common in the camps. The Auschwitz Memorial tweeted Thursday that 95% of prisoners at Auschwitz were accused of political crimes in August 1944. A letter could also be included inside the triangle to mark a person’s nationality, the museum said.

“Social Democrats, Communists, trade unionists and other persons regarded as political opponents by the Nazis wore red triangles. Often a joke about Hitler or a denunciation could suffice for someone to be arrested as a ‘political,'” according to an article published by the International Center on Nazi Persecution.

Political opponents were among some of the first victims of Nazi concentration camps, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum reports.

Juneteenth Shabbat: Liberation, legacy, and reckoning with America’s history of slavery | #TweetYourShabbat.

Mass protests against police violence expand in advance of Juneteenth rallies across the US. By Kevin Reed, 19 June 2020. Demonstrations have taken place in 1,670 US towns and cities in response to the killing of George Floyd, other murderous acts of violence by police and the repression of protesters.

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  1. Today is Juneteenth, which celebrates the day (June 19, 1865, to be precise) when Union General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free — this despite the fact the Emancipation Proclamation had issued this order on January 1, 1863.

    The holiday received its name by combining June and 19. The day is also sometimes called “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day,” or “Emancipation Day.”

    Juneteenth is not just a celebration of the emancipation of those individuals in Texas but a reminder to all that none are free until all are free. Free from racial profiling. Free from police violence. Free from polluted air. Free from toxic drinking water.

    As LCV approaches its 50th anniversary, we recognize that we have not always been an ally for racial justice and equity. We have not always spoken up or we have taken too long to do so. We must and will do better.

    Learning is part of how we show up and we urge everyone to take a moment to learn about Juneteenth from the National Museum of African American History and Culture »

    But more important than simply reading about Juneteenth, now is the moment to get involved. We stand with the Black-led and racial justice organizations who are propelling this movement for Black lives and freedom forward — and we encourage you to get involved and support these organizations too.

    People across the country have taken to the streets and raised their voices in demanding change and events and actions are planned around the country. There are also lots of virtual events and spaces for learning as well. Get involved and find an in-person or virtual event near you »

    We can also show up by providing financial support to organizations that are on the front lines of the fight for Black lives. Below are just a few examples of organizations you can donate to:

    Black Lives Matter works to organize and mobilize in response to anti-Black violence and structural inequality.
    Black Visions Collective works to build movements from the ground up with an integrated model to create the conditions for long-term success and transformation.
    Color of Change leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities by helping people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us.

    We acknowledge that this work must continue past this moment, and that supporting Black lives is not just a trend. We pledge to work harder in the fight for racial justice and equity and hold ourselves accountable to these commitments.

    Black lives are worth fighting for.

    Gene Karpinski
    League of Conservation Voters


  2. With:

    Trent Willis – President, Local 10 International Longshore and Warehouse Union
    Larry Holmes – 1st Secretary, Workers World Party
    Ananya Sabharwal – Austin Branch, Workers World Party
    Isabella Ricks – Austin Branch, Workers World Party

    On Juneteenth, commemorated on June 19, African Americans mark the anniversary of the day in 1865 when union troops arrived in Galveston Island to inform the enslaved people in Texas that the heinous system of slavery had ended. A lot has happened between 1865 and today for African Americans such as: Black Reconstruction, Jim Crow lynchings, segregation and other forms of racist oppression.

    Sparked by reaction to the racist police lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, the uprising against police terror and the white supremacy it rests upon has moved consciousness to the left among the U.S. population at almost warp speed. Police brutality in all forms — but especially the murders of Black people — has been put on trial. And so has racism in general, past and present.

    This uprising, now three weeks old, has emboldened and drawn the masses of all ages and nationalities into the streets to defend Black Lives Matter and put neofascist Trump and his CEO cohorts on the defensive. Millions of people here and worldwide will come to appreciate the historic role of Juneteenth in the ongoing struggle for social justice and equality for African Americans. And millions of workers and the oppressed across the globe will begin to grasp this struggle’s essential role in uniting the working class to fight to end the exploitation of all working and oppressed peoples.

    Join Workers World Party and our allies as we discuss developments in this movement and the significance of Juneteenth. This webinar will pay homage to the ongoing fight for justice for victims of racist lynchings like Emmett Till, Armaud Abery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and those who lost their lives in the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, Okla., where the bigot Trump is scheduled to speak on June 20. The webinar will also be dedicated to the life and legacy of Delbert Africa from MOVE.


  3. Today is the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, a day of deep history and meaning for Black Americans.

    On this day in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger enacted a federal order in Galveston, Texas, freeing all slaves in Texas – fully enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years after it was issued. Originally known as Jubilee Day, celebrations marking this historic occasion soon sprang up across Texas, often serving as platforms for educating freed slaves about voting. The segregation laws of the time banned Black Americans from using public spaces, requiring many to purchase their own land in order to observe the holiday.

    Today, we’re in a moment of reckoning with our nation’s legacy of systemic racial discrimination.

    And it’s hard to ignore the parallels between then and now. Whereas Black Americans were once banned from public spaces, protestors demanding racial equality now are met with police violence for exercising their First Amendment right to free speech. States across the nation continue to go to great lengths to silence Black voices at the polls. And communities of color must still overcome countless obstacles just to access the high-quality education that is their right.

    There is no doubt: the work necessary to achieve meaningful reforms and racial equality throughout our country is critical, and the time for meaningful and lasting change is now.

    So, Lola, I’m asking: will you honor Juneteenth by making a gift to LDF today? There is no better way to invest in the fight for racial justice and equality. Donate NOW >>

    LDF is working to reshape the landscape of racial justice in America by:

    Demanding that Congress take sweeping action for police reform like ending qualified immunity.
    Fighting for voting rights, through increased in-person protections and absentee balloting, in courts across the country in the midst of a pandemic.
    Ending the segregation that continues to plague our schools.
    Confronting the economic injustice that impacts too many Black Americans in the workplace and beyond.

    This moment – right now – might well be a turning point for our country, but there are still people in power pushing back against meaningful and overdue change. That’s why we need to keep fighting and move forward toward a more just and equal society for all. The continued inaction of our leaders in the face of incontrovertible evidence of systemic racism is unacceptable – and cannot go unchallenged!

    Together, let’s hold our nation accountable and end the destructive effects of systemic racism. Make a gift today in honor of Juneteenth to help fuel the fight for racial justice. >>

    Today, let us honor those who came before us, who fought for – and won – their freedom, and who never stopped fighting for the equality that we all deserve. We stand on their shoulders, and unite with all of those who have picked up the mantle and continue the struggle.

    With you in solidarity,
    Sherrilyn A. Ifill
    President and Director-Counsel, LDF


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