2020-05-28: News Headlines

Melvin Goodman (2020-05-28). Trump's War on Arms Control and Disarmament. counterpunch.org A successor to the Trump administration will have to rebuild the credibility of the Department of Justice and the effectiveness of such regulatory agencies as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Finance Protection Agency. It will have to rebuild the intelligence community, which has been heavily politicized, and the Department of State, which has

Monica Moorehead (2020-05-27). Want justice for George Floyd? Jail & convict killer cops! — a WW commentary. workers.org Protesters at the Minneapolis police department before being assaulted by cops, May 26. May 27 — It was déjà vu, all over again. Another Black man captured on videotape, first, being tortured and, then, being choked to death by a white police officer. It was almost six years ago when, . . . |

Massoud Nayeri (2020-05-27). I Can't Breathe. Police Brutality and Social Arrest. globalresearch.ca Every year in the U.S. more than 1,000 poor working people of all races and ethnicities are killed by police. | While President Trump and GOP encourage and glorify police brutality, the Democratic establishment and their functionaries with their racialist politics, …

Terrace (2020-05-27). American Exceptionalism And The Left's China Double Standard. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the contradictions of U.S. imperialism, including those that continue to render the American left politically isolated and ineffectual. China has found itself at the center of this process. U.S. imperialism has successfully convinced many of its so-called "citizens" to believe that the U.S. government is the principle arbiter of bourgeois freedoms such as the right to individual liberty and free speech. China, on the other hand, has long been depicted by the U.S. ruling class as an "authoritarian regime" where the rights of individuals are crushed under the weight of a centrali…

RT (2020-05-28). Woman in wheelchair 'with knife' sprayed with fire extinguisher after confronting looters in Minneapolis Target (VIDEOS). rt.com A white woman in a wheelchair was involved a violent altercation with a group of mostly black people looting a Target shop in Minneapolis. It was one episode in a wider spree of riots amid outrage over police brutality. | One of the videos of the incident apparently shows the backdoor of the shop and looters attempting to carry out stolen goods past the woman, who tries to stop them. A person shouts: "She's stabbing people, she's got a knife!" after which the woman is sprayed with a fire extinguisher. It is difficult to tell from the video whether she was actually armed. | At the Target in Minneapolis that was…

RT (2020-05-28). Woman in wheelchair 'with knife' sprayed with fire extinguisher after confronting looters in Minneapolis (VIDEOS). rt.com A white woman in a wheelchair was involved a violent altercation with a group of mostly black people looting a Target shop in Minneapolis. It was one episode in a wider spree of riots amid outrage over police brutality. | One of the videos of the incident apparently shows the backdoor of the shop and looters attempting to carry out stolen goods past the woman, who tries to stop them. A person shouts: "She's stabbing people, she's got a knife!" after which the woman is sprayed with a fire extinguisher. It is difficult to tell from the video whether she was actually armed. | At the Target in Minneapolis that was…

RT (2020-05-28). Stores set ABLAZE in Minneapolis as police struggle to contain anti-brutality protests (VIDEOS). rt.com Demonstrators have torched buildings in Minnesota amid chaotic protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man this week, with dramatic scenes of clashes, looting and now arson emerging on social media. | A Minneapolis auto parts store was seen nearly engulfed in flames on Wednesday night, with a column of black smoke pouring out of the building after protesters set it alight. | The Auto Zone is on Fire

RT (2020-05-28). Minneapolis police investigate 'homicide' amid reports of 'looter shot dead by pawn shop owner'. rt.com A suspected looter has reportedly been shot and killed in Minneapolis after a protest over police brutality escalated into a full-blown riot, with a law enforcement spokesman confirming one homicide amid the unrest. | Though few details have yet emerged about the murder — the first casualty linked to the riots — a number of unconfirmed reports, including from bystanders on the scene, suggest the man was shot while attempting to loot a pawn shop in the city on Wednesday night. | A video clip surfaced on social media purporting to show the man as emergency response workers attempted to revive him. | <...