Racism and antiracism worldwide news


This 15 July 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Trump’s New Chant: “More White People!”

The Damage Report host John Iadarola is joined by TYT’s very own Jayar Jackson to break down all of today’s major news for you!

The Trump Admin. is now taking full control over Covid-19 data, ensuring all information used to track the pandemic is withheld from the public and stripping the CDC of its most basic responsibility. Trump’s interview with CBS News yesterday did not go well, to say the least: from claiming we’re over-testing for Covid-19, to blaming China because “they hit us with the plague,” to then defending police brutality as well as the use of the confederate flag –it wasn’t pretty. Biden has released a new, more ambitious climate plan —but does it go far enough? Geraldo Rivera is, for some reason, defending Ghislaine Maxwell.

TRUMP SNAPS ‘SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE’ WHEN ASKED WHY BLACK PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY COPS President Donald Trump took umbrage with a question a CBS News reporter asked about Black Lives Matter on Tuesday. Reporter Catherine Herridge asked the president in an interview why he thought Black Americans were being shot by police officers. “So are white people. So are white people. What a terrible question to ask. So are white people,” Trump said. “More white people, by the way. More white people.” Black people are 2.5 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and killed by police officers. [HuffPost]

England: Statue of slave trader Edward Colston replaced by sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester.

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  1. More than three months after the murder of Breonna Taylor, one of the officers who killed Breonna was finally fired by the Louisville Police Department.

    According to Louisville police, officer Brett Hankison blindly fired 10 shots into Breonna’s apartment, and a neighbor’s. He could have easily killed even more people, and yet he was kept on the force for months and fired ONLY after weeks of massive protests.1

    Our pressure is working, but it’s not enough. Not nearly enough. The other officers involved in Breonna’s killing still haven’t been fired, they still have their pensions, and all of them should be facing charges. So we’re teaming up with BLM Louisville to turn up the pressure even more with TV ads demanding justice for Breonna.

    Will you donate $5 and help launch TV ads in Louisville demanding the firing and arrest of all the police involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor?

    Breonna Taylor was sleeping in her bed after a long day at work as an EMT treating coronavirus patients. Louisville police in plain clothes used a battering ram and a no-knock search warrant to break into her apartment after midnight. The officers then fired a hail of bullets blindly into the apartment, hitting Breonna eight times and her boyfriend, Kenneth, in the leg.2

    Breonna was 26 years old.

    The killing of Breonna Taylor happened on March 13, more than three months ago. And yet only after massive, nationwide public protests did anything happen at all.

    But now we’re getting real results. Last week, the Louisville City Council banned no-knock warrants, and now one of the officers has been fired. These are positive developments, but we need to send a message loud and clear to the Louisville police, mayor, and council that it’s not nearly enough. We’re joining the Taylor family in calling on for the officers to be fired, charged, and have their pensions revoked to ensure justice for Breonna.

    Our first ad blitz, including newspaper ads and an airplane banner, clearly had an impact. With your help, we’ll be able to go even bigger, launching a TV ad in Louisville. Will you donate $5?

    Yes, I’ll donate $5 to help demand justice for Breonna Taylor.

    –Shaunna, Kat, Kathy, Anathea, Melody, Pam, Lindsay, Sonja, Kimberly, Maria, Elisa, and Katie, the UltraViolet team

    CONTRIBUTE

    Sources:

    1. Officer fired in shooting death of Breonna Taylor, Louisville police say, CNN, June 24, 2020

    2. Here’s What You Need to Know About Breonna Taylor’s Death, The New York Times, June 19, 2020

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