Day: June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

What is anti-racism? And what do experts say you can do?

1 thing we need is money.”For those looking to volunteer, Mutual Aid has a number of teams that do outreach, driving and delivery, and inventory upkeep. Here’s a list. Part of anti-racist work for people who are white is understanding the structures, laws and socially accepted beliefs that construct their privilege and white identity. Anti-racism “is fundamentally identifying the structures, policies and beliefs that create […]

June 3, 2020

How are you talking to your kids about the unrest in America?

Advertisement An image from Monday’s protests in Hollywood.(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times) By Nicole Santa Cruz, Adrienne Shih June 2, 20203 PM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Click here. Leave a response for us in the form below.Form not appearing? How are you talking to your kids about the unrest in America? Print […]

June 3, 2020

Cause of death: COVID-19, police violence or racism?

Clyde W. Newsletter Get our free Coronavirus Today newsletter Sign up for the latest news, best stories and what they mean for you, plus answers to your questions. Dr. Marchers say worth the risk California Officials fear protests are ‘super-spreader’ events for coronavirus. Health experts fear the demonstrations could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases among marchers who didn’t wear masks or follow social […]

June 3, 2020

Both the left and the right rush to blame protest violence on outside extremists

Both the left and the right rush to blame protest violence on outside extremists A demonstration in Minneapolis turned violent.(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) By Richard Read, Jenny Jarvie , Molly Hennessy-Fiske June 2, 20208:11 PM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Advertisement But Walz was forced to dial back his statement after it started […]

June 3, 2020

‘We may descend into a dangerously failing country’: Police militarization amid protests spreads concern

“We may descend into a dangerously failing country.” Friends pray in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday. Protesters in Philadelphia, who had just been tear-gassed by police, screamed out, “I can’t breathe” — the same three words Floyd uttered before he lost consciousness as a white officer’s knee pressed into his neck.As days passed and rage intensified, protesters in a number of cities lashed back at police. […]

June 3, 2020

As America rages, the Middle East watches with surprise — and some schadenfreude

as a show of solidarity,” Aoun said. and what you have in the Arab world are exactly the same: a pauperized citizenry rising up against a militarized state and system,” Khouri said. troops invaded Iraq as “part of the price of getting from a repressed regime to freedom.” When some U.S. “We need to face our own shame for decades before we even look a […]

June 3, 2020

George Floyd’s death becomes a rallying cry for activists worldwide

” href=”https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-06-01/george-floyds-brother-visits-minneapolis-memorial” > World & Nation George Floyd’s brother tells the nation to stop rioting: ‘That’s not going to bring my brother back’ protests over the death of George Floyd and to urge their own governments to address racism and police violence.(Rick Rycroft / Associated Press) By Shashank BengaliStaff Writer  June 3, 20207:42 AM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook […]

June 3, 2020

New charges announced against former police officers over George Floyd death

“Because we cannot have two justice systems in America: one for black America, and one for white America.”All four officers, including Tou Thao, J. (Christine T. Chauvin is being held at a state prison.“This is another important step for justice,” Sen. Advertisement “All of those complaints against the officer,” Hewitt said, referring to Chauvin, “those were us, for years and years, and nothing got done.” […]

June 3, 2020

‘Without justice, there is no peace’: Tiananmen memories spark resistance in Hong Kong

They spoke his name out loud. But keeping a name alive can be dangerous. Print HONG KONG —  The pastor wept, holding a candle amid tens of thousands of strangers, as he heard his friend’s name spoken for the first time in 20 years.It was 2009, the pastor’s second year in Hong Kong and first time attending a vigil for the Tiananmen Square massacre. Advertisement “You […]