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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 […]

June 2, 2020

Trump calls for ‘law and order,’ threatens to deploy troops to major cities

Charlie Baker, a moderate Republican, said at a briefing after the call. clergy during a march in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times) Politics ‘More interested in power than in principle’: Trump uses racial wounds for political gain, Biden says Biden likens Trump to violent segregationists in response to George Floyd protests, decries gassing of demonstrators for a church ‘photo op.’ Advertisement […]

June 2, 2020

Independent autopsy of George Floyd contradicts official report

Jones expects to attend all three. Independent autopsy of George Floyd contradicts official report A mural and memorial outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, where George Floyd allegedly used a counterfeit bill, prompting a call to police that led to his death.(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times) By Molly Hennessy-FiskeHouston Bureau Chief  June 1, 202012:51 PM UPDATED 3:38 PM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close […]

June 2, 2020

George Floyd’s brother tells the nation to stop rioting: ‘That’s not going to bring my brother back’

George Floyd’s brother tells the nation to stop rioting: ‘That’s not going to bring my brother back’ The pastor beside him took hold of a protester’s bullhorn.“We came in solidarity with those who have been in the streets peacefully protesting,” said the Rev. Advertisement “Keep my brother’s name ringing,” he said.Local activist Tommy McBrayer thanked Floyd for coming to his brother’s “gravesite” and “for blessing […]

June 2, 2020

Battered cities face more protests as racial justice outpouring enters second week

But the mood grew jittery as rows of police and National Guardsman wearing helmets and riot shields began to move in on the crowd and the air became thick with tear gas.Dozens of protesters began to scatter and run through the streets. Advertisement Like the coronavirus outbreak, the continuing civil unrest has convulsed the 2020 presidential campaign. No drugs were found in the home. Andrew […]

June 2, 2020

Scientists to choirs: Group singing can spread the coronavirus, despite what CDC may say

But the conflicting advice from domestic and international health agencies is striking, creating confusion as the U.S. But the study conducted by a research team found that one singer did have symptoms and later tested positive for COVID-19.Jimenez said it’s highly unlikely that the extensive spread of the virus at the rehearsal could have occurred only through close contact and touching surfaces.“How can one sick […]

June 2, 2020

‘They came toward us firing pepper spray and rubber bullets,’ photographer says

Molly yelled, “We’re reporters!” “Wait! After making it about a block, I was helped by local residents who later took me to the hospital.I’ve been covering conflict both nationally and internationally for many years, so I know the dangers involved in these situations, especially when you get between riot police and protesters, but I wasn’t expecting them to attack us directly. A patrol officer told […]

June 2, 2020

Can Operation Warp Speed deliver a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year?

Here’s why History tells us that rushing a vaccine for COVID-19 will prove more hazardous than if it’s done right. And scientists, with fingers crossed, are falling in line. Just over four months after the coronavirus announced its presence inside the United States, President Trump is determined to send the country back to work.With no effective treatment in sight, and no indication that the coronavirus […]

June 2, 2020

Officer accused of killing George Floyd was disciplined for pulling woman from car during stop

Officer accused of killing George Floyd was disciplined for pulling woman from car during stop Booking photo of Minnesota police Officer Derek Chauvin.(Ramsey County [Minn.] Sheriff’s Office) By Erin B. Louisville restaurant owner David McAtee was shot by police and National Guard troops responding to gunfire on Monday. It occurred in August 2007 in Longfellow, a neighborhood just south of downtown Minneapolis. The bishop of the […]

June 1, 2020

George Floyd died a week ago, rocking Minneapolis and its mayor

Advertisement “If he had been more decisive, if he had been able to marshal forces and kind of channel the frustration of Minneapolis residents over another episode with a police officer, things would not have reached the level it did by the end of the week,” Jacobs said.He added: “From that point on, it was just absolute chaos.”Gov. In an interview, he defended the high-stakes […]

May 31, 2020

New era of spaceflight dawns as SpaceX sends NASA astronauts into orbit

relied solely on Russia to transport its astronauts to the space station. Advertisement SpaceX’s ultimate goal, however, is to colonize Mars. Advertisement Under those contracts, SpaceX and Boeing design and own the craft and NASA is simply a customer. Contractors built the spacecraft, but they did so with heavy input from NASA. Then, the Cold War smoldered between the U.S. They air-hugged and blew kisses […]

May 31, 2020

Amid chaos, some black activists say the message has been hijacked

He said her message — that Atlanta was more progressive than other cities — was far too rosy. Advertisement “I’m angry,” said Gerald Griggs, an Atlanta attorney and vice president of Atlanta’s NAACP, who said the protest had been hijacked by outside agitators. You are disgracing the life of George Floyd and every other person who has been killed in this country.”In Portland, Mayor Ted […]