2020-05-29: News Headlines

Miko Peled (2020-05-29). "Deadly Exchange": America's Racist Policing Has Roots in Israel. mintpressnews.com During training sessions in Israel, American police delegations meet with Israeli military, police, and intelligence agencies and taught what Israel calls counterterrorism, but is in fact no more than "refining methods of racial profiling."

Melvin Goodman (2020-05-29). Goodness Gracious, David Ignatius!! counterpunch.org The Washington Post's senior diplomatic columnist, David Ignatius, has done it again. He has a well-earned reputation as an apologist for the Central Intelligence Agency and a defender of increased defense spending and the newly-created Space Force. Now, Ignatius has added a new plaque to his personal Hall of Fame—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In an

WSWS (2020-05-29). Cop who killed George Floyd in Minneapolis had record of brutality. wsws.org Local station KARE 11 reports 13 complaints since 2003 were closed without discipline. Chauvin was awarded a departmental medal of valor in 2009.

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, . . . |

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-28). Trump's War on Arms Control and Disarmament. strategic-culture.org Melvin GOODMAN | 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 been hallowed out. Now, you can add the field of arms control and disarmament to the list of reclamation projects because of the hostile and counterproductive acts of the Trump administration. | Every U.S. president since Dwight David Ei…

RT (2020-05-29). Hero Moscow taxi driver saves woman from capture & torture after she orders a ride. rt.com A Russian taxi driver is being hailed as a hero for helping to save a woman from captivity. While en route to pick her up, the hostage relayed her story to the driver through a taxi app, he subsequently called the cops.

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. | <...

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…

_____ (2020-05-29). Scheer Intelligence: The 'Mass Murder Program' Behind America's Rise To Power. popularresistance.org The Cold War—how it was fought and brutally won by the U.S. on global scale—has defined international politics for more than half a century. That is the central argument of journalist Vincent Bevins' new book, "The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World." Through meticulous research and extensive interviews with over a hundred people in more than a dozen countries and several languages, Bevins connects the dots between a U.S.-sponsored terror scheme that killed more than a million civilians in Indonesia in the 1960s, and the slaughter of le…

_____ (2020-05-29). Minneapolis Natives Condemn Man's Death In Custody, 'Racist Ideologies'. popularresistance.org The death of a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis has stoked anger and frustration among many Native people in the city. | Leaders say relations with law enforcement have remained strained in more than 50 years since the American Indian Movement was founded here in response to alleged police brutality. | The Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors Group, a collaborative of 30 Native organizations operating in the Twin Cities, released a scathing public letter Wednesday condemning George Floyd's death, along with the "ongoing and systemic racist ideologies that continue to run strongly" through the…