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Exposed! Riots Left the Emperor Naked

by Oui Sun Jun 7th, 2020 at 08:40:44 AM EST

In the second wave as the Black Lives Matter Revolt takes hold in Trump's USA and equally across the Western White World 🌍🌎

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Philadelphia Buildings Matter Too - Stan Wischnowski

Stan Wischnowski resigns as The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor

Wischnowski, low-key and measured, as is his personality, told staffers on Wednesday that the paper had made strides in diversifying its 213-member newsroom, boosting minority representation to 27% of the editorial workforce, about a doubling in four years. He promised more such hires.

The session turned intense and emotional. Some journalists could be seen in tears in their Zoom frames. Critics, black and white, denounced the pace of change at the paper, sharply criticizing both coverage and the racial and gender mix of the staff. Several journalists pointed out that the newspaper could muster only one male African American reporter to cover the protests and police response convulsing a city that is majority minority.

Hours after the wrenching Zoom session, about 50 journalists of color signed an open letter calling for faster changes at the paper. The following day, most of the minority staff took the day off from work in protest.

An apology to our readers and Inquirer employees

h/t coverage by The Guardian

The revolution continues as White people too believe it’s past time due to for America to attain equality and justice for all!

Popovich Releases Emotional Statement on Racial Issues

As protests continue in America and across the globe in reaction to the death of George Floyd, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich recorded a statement as part of a Tuuuwitter series populated by the organization to allow players, coaches and staff to speak on racial inequality using the hashtag #SpursVoices.

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He also refers to the death of Floyd as a lynching. Popovich calls on white people to stand up to racial injustices, as well gun violence, referencing Sandy Hook.

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Exposed! NY Times editor resigns after Tom Cotton Op-Ed

America Exposed for What It Has Become - A Tearful Colin Powell

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'Utter disaster': Manaus fills mass graves as Covid-19 hits the Amazon | The Guardian |

As coronavirus sweeps Brazil, families only have 10 minutes to say goodbye | National Geographic |

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Bristol anti-racism campaigners topple statue of slave trader Edward Colston amid UK-wide Black Lives Matter protests | ITV News |

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Coach on University of Iowa football program placed on leave over 'racial disparities' | NBC News |

Hawkeye football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle put on administrative leave follow claims of 'racial disparities'



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by Oui on Mon Jun 8th, 2020 at 06:34:22 AM EST
    At last!!
    America has its very own, long awaited UPRISING.
    Predicted by Martin Luther King more than half a century ago.

How Do We Change America? | The New Yorker |

More than seventeen thousand National Guard troops have been deployed--more soldiers than are currently occupying Iraq and Afghanistan--to put down the rebellion. More than ten thousand people have been arrested; more than twelve people, mostly African-American men, have been killed. Curfews were imposed in at least thirty cities, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Omaha, and Sioux City. Solidarity demonstrations have been organized from Accra to Dublin--in Berlin, Paris, London, and beyond. And, most surprisingly, two weeks after Floyd's death, the protests have not ended. Last Saturday saw the largest protests so far, as tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall and marched down the streets of Brooklyn and Philadelphia.

The relentless fury and pace of rebellion has forced states to shrug off their stumbling efforts to subdue the novel coronavirus that continues to sicken thousands in the United States. State leaders have been much more adept in calling up the National Guard and coördinating police actions to confront marchers than they were in any of their efforts to curtail the virus. In a show of both cowardice and authoritarianism, Donald Trump threatened to call up the U.S. military to occupy American cities. "Crisis" does not begin to describe the political maelstrom that has been unleashed.

There have been planned demonstrations, and there have also been violent and explosive outbursts that can only be described as a revolt or an uprising. Riots are not only the voice of the unheard, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., famously said; they are the rowdy entry of the oppressed into the political realm. They become a stage of political theatre where joy, revulsion, sadness, anger, and excitement clash wildly in a cathartic dance. They are a festival of the oppressed.

For once in their lives, many of the participants can be seen, heard, and felt in public. People are pulled from the margins into a powerful force that can no longer be ignored, beaten, or easily discarded. Offering the first tastes of real freedom, when the police are for once afraid of the crowd, the riot can be destructive, unruly, violent, and unpredictable. But within that contradictory tangle emerge demands and aspirations for a society different from the one we in which we live. Not only do the rebels express their own dismay but they also showcase our entire social dilemma. As King said, of the uprisings in the late nineteen-sixties, "I am not sad that Black Americans are rebelling; this was not only inevitable but eminently desirable.

The Poor People's Campaign

    "We have moved into an era where we are called upon to raise certain basic questions about the whole society. We are still called upon to give aid to the beggar who finds himself in misery and agony on life's highway. But one day, we must ask the question of whether an edifice which produces beggars must not be restructured and refurbished. That is where we are now."



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by Oui on Mon Jun 8th, 2020 at 06:46:31 PM EST
More than seventeen thousand National Guard troops have been deployed--more soldiers than are currently occupying Iraq and Afghanistan

But only half the number of soldiers who are currently occupying Germany.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jun 9th, 2020 at 03:13:18 PM EST
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CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman loses Reebok sponsorship after insensitive US protest post



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by Oui on Mon Jun 8th, 2020 at 07:18:41 PM EST

Jack Dorsey says Twitter and Square will honor Juneteenth -- June 19 -- as a company holiday | CNBC |



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by Oui on Sat Jun 13th, 2020 at 03:55:23 AM EST

The Trump Administration's Transgender Military Ban

US Supreme Court allows Trump military transgender ban | BBC News |

Hungary and Poland say no to LGBTIQ

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by Oui on Sat Jun 13th, 2020 at 04:23:00 AM EST

Finally being realistisch ... 😎

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by Oui on Mon Jun 15th, 2020 at 09:51:22 AM EST
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MET Police Condemns Hooliganism Ultra-Right Violence



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by Oui on Mon Jun 15th, 2020 at 09:52:17 AM EST
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BLM Revolution .... or Civil War written in Blood.

Race and the three phases of the American Revolution

The last chapter is yet to be written ...

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by Oui on Mon Jun 15th, 2020 at 08:42:23 AM EST
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Minneapolis police officers issue open letter condemning colleague in George Floyd's death, pledging to work toward trust | Star Tribune |

Several Minneapolis police officers issued a public letter Thursday condemning the killing of George Floyd, embracing Chief Medaria Arradondo and vowing to work toward regaining public trust.

The letter, obtained by the Star Tribune, begins, "Dear Everyone -- but especially Minneapolis citizens," and says it represents how the "vast majority" of Minneapolis police officers feel.

"We want to work with you and for you to regain your trust," it read, while also making clear that the letter is not representative of the Police Officers' Federation of Minneapolis, with which Arradondo said Wednesday that he was halting contract negotiations.

 

Minneapolis City Council Unanimously Votes To Replace Police With Community-Led Model | Forbes |

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by Oui on Mon Jun 15th, 2020 at 08:43:03 AM EST
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Texas prosecutors probe irregularities in 2004 Floyd arrest | ABC News |

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by Oui on Mon Jun 15th, 2020 at 09:45:53 AM EST
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The President of the USA ... the Class of 2020!



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by Oui on Mon Jun 15th, 2020 at 11:26:19 AM EST
Hiding in the BLM protest ...

Boogaloo Bois

How the Far-Right Boogaloo Movement Is Trying to Hijack Anti-Racist Protests for a Race War | The Intercept |

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by Oui on Wed Jun 17th, 2020 at 06:48:01 PM EST
The forgotten story of the White Australian Peter Norman who joined the protest for human rights ..,

Group calls for statue of 'ostracised' Australian Olympian Peter Norman for human rights stand

    "We can all be Peter Norman. We can all take that stand against racism."


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by Oui on Wed Jun 17th, 2020 at 07:03:21 PM EST

Pretending to be exceptional ... for White folks only ... 400 years of slavery and exploitation of Black people. When is it enough? The political power and wealth inequality need to be rebalanced.

United States of America Declared A Bandit State by Oui @EuroTrib on Jan. 4, 2020

The Unspoken Alliance: Israel and South Africa

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by Oui on Thu Jun 18th, 2020 at 08:55:41 AM EST

.... and Trump staggers towards the November election EXIT. Will Xi Jiping extend a helping hand? Putin? Or once again AIPAC and Netanyahu ...

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by Oui on Thu Jun 18th, 2020 at 06:51:36 PM EST
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Facebook Pulls Down Trump Campaign's Ad With Nazi Symbolism for Hate-Speech Violations | Variety |

Facebook removed posts and ads from Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign over Nazi imagery that the social network said violated its policy banning "organized hate."

The Trump ads in question blasted "Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups," which it claimed are "running through our streets and causing absolute mayhem." The ads featured an upside-down triangle, which anti-hate groups said was strikingly similar to notorious Nazi symbols denoting political prisoners in World War II concentration camps. Facebook's move to pull down the posts was first reported by the Washington Post.

Trump's 2020 Campaign Has Set on a New Opponent: "Dangerous MOBS of Far-Left Groups" | Mother Jones - June 4, 2020 |

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by Oui on Thu Jun 18th, 2020 at 07:55:03 PM EST
Facebook Takes Down Trump Ads for Using a Literal Nazi Symbol



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White Supremacist Leader feeling the pressure as campaign restart was a total flop ... looking for someone to blame. Try the mirror great chief, emperor!

NASCAR says noose found in garage stall of Bubba Wallace's team | NBC Sports |



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by Oui on Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 at 08:09:29 AM EST
Nascar failed to fight racism for 72 years. Don't praise its support of Bubba Wallace yet | The Guardian |

With Talladega Superspeedway serving as the setting for Sunday's race, Warrick jumped straight to the sections about Wendell's own fraught history at Nascar's fastest oval, lingered on the photo of his grandfather reluctantly shaking hands with Alabama's segregationist governor George Wallace before a 1973 race, and glowered. "At some point," mused Warrick, the CEO of an educational non-profit named for his grandfather, "someone's gonna post that picture as a way to soften the ass kicking that white supremacists are getting right now."

"Daddy was a segregationist but not a racist."

Her father was called 'the most dangerous racist in America.' She wants a different legacy for her sons | CNN News |

The Tale of NASCAR and Good Ol' Governor George Wallace"

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by Oui on Tue Jun 23rd, 2020 at 05:10:18 PM EST
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NASCAR vows to continue investigation into noose at Bubba Wallace's Talladega garage



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by Oui on Wed Jun 24th, 2020 at 05:37:31 AM EST
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Bolton says he hopes Trump is 1-term president, warns country imperiled by his reelection | ABC News |



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by Oui on Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 at 08:53:21 AM EST
Sick staff and empty seats: How Trump's triumphant return to the campaign trail went from bad to worse | CNN News |

Still, a determined Trump was intent on breathing new life into his staggering campaign. He took off for Tulsa, convinced large swaths of his supporters would be waiting for him there.

Things did not improve once Air Force One lifted off. The President received a report that only about 25 people were assembled in the overflow space the campaign had reserved for a crowd Trump claimed five days earlier would top 40,000.

Two hours before the rally was set to begin, people who had signed up for tickets received an urgent text message from the Trump campaign: "The Great American Comeback Celebration's almost here!" it read. "There's still space!"



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by Oui on Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 at 09:51:31 AM EST

Black Lives Matter Network Debunks Trump Twitter Post | US News |

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by Oui on Fri Jun 26th, 2020 at 12:59:05 PM EST

Big Tech's Big Defector | The New Yorker |

Zuckerberg's Warped History Lesson and the Age of Incoherence | Wired |

Roger McNamee: 'It's bigger than Facebook. This is a problem with the entire industry' | The Guardian - Feb. 2019 |

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by Oui on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 at 06:12:35 AM EST
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Riots left Trump and Zuckerberg holding an empty bag ...



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by Oui on Sat Jun 27th, 2020 at 06:11:11 PM EST

Xenophobia, Israel, Alt-right and the Jewish Question

Wide-Ranging Social Media Crackdown on Content Criticizing Israel | Tikun Olam |

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by Oui on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 at 06:58:06 AM EST
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Mark Zuckerberg has been bending Facebook's rules to allow Trump's posts since 2015 | Daily Mail |

Mark Zuckerberg has bent Facebook's guiding principles in order to keep Donald Trump's posts on the site, according to documents and interviews obtained by The Washington Post.

The Facebook CEO is confronting a company in crisis, as employees publicly protest against his failure to challenge Trump and advertisers boycott the firm in response.

On Sunday Starbucks became the latest to announce it was no longer advertising with the tech giant, following a lead set by Verizon, North Face, Ben & Jerry's and Patagonia.

'We will pause advertising on all social media platforms while we continue discussions internally, with our media partners and with civil rights organizations in the effort to stop the spread of hate speech,' the company said.

The boycott has cost the company $7.2 billion, Bloomberg reported.
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As a candidate, Trump posted a video in December 2015 calling for a ban of Muslims entering the United States.  

Anger among employees at the video led to a companywide town hall, in which staff members told executives that they viewed the video as hate speech - a violation of the company's policies.

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A year later, when Facebook considered changing its news feed algorithm to focus more on posts by friends and family versus publishers, Kaplan asked whether the change would hurt conservative news outlets, the paper reported.

When the data showed it would -- conservative leaning outlets were pushing more content that violated its policies, the company had found -- Kaplan successfully pushed for changes to make the new algorithm to be what he considered more evenhanded in its impact, the people said.

Facebook exec in 2016 warned taking down misinformation would 'disproportionately affect conservatives': report

Trump Admin Considered Facebook VP For Cabinet Role | Daily Beast |

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by Oui on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 at 08:37:52 AM EST
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Jordan Peterson, Social Media and Rise of Alt-right

Perils of the Enlightenment - 250 Years Later

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by Oui on Sun Jun 28th, 2020 at 12:47:53 PM EST
Trump deletes controversial 'white power' tweet | The Guardian |

Donald Trump has deleted a tweet in which he approvingly shared a video showing one of his supporters yelling "White power!" at a group of anti-Trump demonstrators.



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by Oui on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 at 11:01:08 AM EST

Most ugly past, King Leopold II and his personal colonial crimes against the Congolese people.

I remembered the photo of the father looking at the hand and foot of the 5-year-old son who were cut for not reaching the daily quota of rubber. One of the saddest images I've ever seen.

Leopold II and The Hidden holocaust

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by Oui on Wed Jul 1st, 2020 at 06:26:50 AM EST
Preferably not, who needs a Prez Penz



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by Oui on Wed Jul 1st, 2020 at 05:44:19 PM EST

The world truly upside down when LM backs a Democrat in any race ...

Louise Mensch a "journalist" from Rupert Murdoch's empire

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by Oui on Wed Jul 1st, 2020 at 07:50:12 PM EST


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