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NYC Officers Will Get Free Pass for Protester Attacks

The abuse has been enabled by laws that shield officers from accountability and by barriers to police oversight — as well as by city leaders who have long allowed police to operate with impunity.

What We Can Do About Assumptions of White Privilege

Amy Cooper knew exactly what she was doing. We all do. And that's the problem.

Renewables Surpass Coal in US Energy Generation

‘We are seeing the end of coal,’ says analyst as energy source with biggest impact on climate crisis falls for sixth year in a row

I Cannot Remain Silent

Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so, says former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Global Left Midweek - June 3, 2020

World responds to Minneapolis police murder, and much more

Donald Trump Is Trying to Start a Race War

And with the Insurrection Act, he has the statutory authority to do so

American Exceptionalism Moves To Most Dangerous Period

The U.S. continues to pour its money into military technology and its political energy into defense strategies against what it perceives as threats to its global hegemony from China and Russia—even during a pandemic.

Demands for Trump Removal Grow

"Trump needs to be removed now, because after the massacre it will be too late."

It's Time to Take Radical Steps Toward Housing Equity

Housing under capitalism produces inequality, houselessness, and chronic displacement on a grand scale. It also makes strangers of those who remain in place.

Media Bits and Bytes - Trump's War on Free Speech

Zuckerberg For Trump, Against Twitter and Facebook Employees ... Full Court Press Against Speech Rights ... The Press and the Protests
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Culture

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5 Ways to Leave Behind the “Warrior Cop” Mentality

Norm Stamper Yes! Magazine
In this review from five years ago, a retired Seattle Police Department official writes about a book that addresses some of the problems of U.S. policing as an institution. Both the strengths and weaknesses of this review are revelatory.

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What Life Looks Like From Here: Dinners for Long Days

Deborah Perelman Smitten Kitchen
My street in NYC has many smashed storefronts and as we went by I explained to my 10 year old that it's essential we're not more concerned about property that can be repaired than human lives that cannot.

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Unstable Histories

Steffan Blayney Radical Philosophy
In the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, radical psychologists and psychoanalysts sought to transform their profession. This book shows how those efforts intersected with the radical cultural and political movements of the day.

Labor

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United Steelworkers on Solidarity and Justice for Black Lives

United Steel Workers
The murder of George Floyd, which was preceded by the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor illustrates the devastating impact racism. At moments like these, we in the labor movement cannot be silent and must express our outrage.

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Da 5 Bloods | Spike Lee Movie

From Academy Award® Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets who return to Vietnam,  confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.

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The Legal Marijuana Industry Is Rigged | Hasan Minhaj

As rich, white business owners monopolize newly-available marijuana licenses, states continue to arrest people of color for cannabis crimes, even after it’s legal. This leads Hasan to ask: if cannabis can’t be legalized fairly, should it be legalized at all?