Monday, June 1, 2020


If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot
 -- Claude McKay (1919)

'MAGA loves the black people' -- On way to space launch
Emily Witt
An officer would repeat, like a mantra, the directive “Move back.” The protesters would chant, “You move back.” A few cries would ring out: “This is a public sidewalk” or “We have a right to be here!” Then the police would make their move: pushing forward, pepper-spraying, dragging people who resisted. -- New Yorker
Even Michael Jordan (Better late than never)
"I see and feel everyone's pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough... ESPN
Deborah Brown, Human Rights Watch
“President Trump’s executive order amounts to a threat to punish social media platforms and the people who post on them because the government might disagree with the way the companies moderate content.” -- HRW
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President
Racism plays an insidious role in the daily lives of all working people of color. This is a labor issue because it is a workplace issue. It is a community issue, and unions are the community. -- Tweet
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
At a press conference, Lightfoot referred to the nation’s “original sin” of racism, and she said, “I stand shoulder-to-shoulder” with peaceful protestors. But she added, “I’m also hurt and angry at those who decided to hijack this moment and use it as an opportunity to wreak havoc, to loot and to destroy. -- Presser
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter 
We’re calling for ‘peace, not patience’ -- Today


  1. Your Trumka quote is a good one. But he is also part of the problem. The AFL-CIO headquarters was targeted by young protesters (looters) yesterday who don't see any connection between the union and the protests. Trumka is coming with too little too late.

  2. I agree 8. I'm still pissed at Trumka for his betrayal of Standing Rock protests. He was also the only union leader in the country to join Trump's sham Manufacturing Council. But I'm glad he is speaking out now on behalf of union members and sorry to see union headquarters attacked.


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