Racism and police brutality

This 29 June 2020 video from Colorado in the USA says about itself:

Police Show Up in Riot Gear at Peaceful Protest for Elijah McClain | NowThis

Peaceful protesters demanding justice for Elijah McClain were met by police in full riot gear.

TRUMP SHARES VIDEO SHOWING PEOPLE SHOUTING ‘WHITE POWER’ President Donald Trump on Sunday shared a video that appeared to show one of his supporters yelling “white power” at a group of people protesting the president in a Florida retirement community. The video, apparently first shared Saturday on Twitter by user @davenewworld_2, captures a series of testy exchanges between Trump supporters and protesters in The Villages, an overwhelmingly white community that describes itself as “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.” [HuffPost]

Trump retweets video of supporter shouting, “White Power”. By Jacob Crosse, 29 June 2020. Seeking to bolster an administration in crisis by appealing to the most backward and reactionary elements in society, Trump left the video on his timeline for over three hours before deleting it.

Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2020.

By Linda Pentz Gunter, 29 June 2020:

Native Americans are invisible. So is their suffering

LINDA PENTZ GUNTER highlights how Amerindians are living a Third World existence in the richest country in the world

ON JUNE 8, Ian Zabarte posted a Native Lives Matter sign on his Facebook page. There were no words beside it. Just the simple hashtag, #BLM.

For Zabarte, principal man of the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation of Indians, the message is self-evident.

But a backlash is underway, in the US, Britain and elsewhere. It is orchestrated by those who, as Burnley FC captain Ben Mee pointed out, “completely missed the point,” after a plane trailing a White Lives Matter banner flew over the pitch before his team’s June 22 home loss.

One person killed in attack on anti-police violence protest in Louisville, Kentucky. By Warren Duzak, 29 June 2020. The suspected shooter, Steven Lopez, had been arrested by police earlier this month and was known to be in possession of a handgun and ammunition.

MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKERS VOTE TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE SYMBOL FROM FLAG Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from their state flag, triggering raucous applause and cheers more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War. [AP]

Althea Bernstein, 18, Black and Jewish, burned in hate crime.

Sacha Baron Cohen tricks right-wing rally into racist singalong.

Why is the European Union so white?

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