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Defund & Abolish: Red Daily Newswire June 15

With news from the Black Lives Matter Movement, Canada, Brazil and elsewhere.


International left news from the weekend of June 13 & 14.


Black Lives Matter:


Minneapolis City Council approves plan to create new public safety system


Minneapolis Organizers Are Already Building the Tools for Safety Without Police


Austin City Council Votes to Reinvest Police Funds, Restrict Police Use of Force


San Francisco mayor unveils plan for police reform


HOUSTON POLICE CHIEF’S SPEECHES SUPPORTING PROTESTERS WERE WIDELY CIRCULATED—BUT VIDEO PROVES HIS OFFICERS CRACKED DOWN ON THEM


Do I believe we can have a police-free future in our lifetime? Absolutely”: Policing expert Robyn Maynard on how defunding would work in practice


Uprising & Abolition: Angela Davis on Movement Building, “Defund the Police” & Where We Go from Here


Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police

Fox News Is Losing It Over Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone


Rayshard Brooks police shooting was homicide, says medical examiner


Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks has been terminated


Outrage over video showing police macing child at Seattle protest


A Black pastor who called 911 after alleged attack was arrested. The sheriff apologized.


'To show good faith': Montreal man invites police into his home and ends up handcuffed and bleeding


‘Long overdue’: lawmakers declare racism a public health emergency


Black union leaders: Stand with us in the fight for our lives


Dockworkers to Shut Down West Coast Ports in Memory of George Floyd


Sanders Proposes Slashing Pentagon Budget by 10% to Reinvest Funds in Communities 'Devastated by Poverty and Incarceration'


African Countries Call for Urgent UN Debate Over Racism


MLA calls petition presented to P.E.I. government by Black Cultural Society 'historic, powerful starting point'


Why reparations and apologies to African Canadians are necessary


An Estimated 60,000 March in Silence for Black Lives



Brazil:


Brazil Tops 850,000 COVID-19 Cases as Virus Plagues Country


Reopening in São Paulo is sending “population to the slaughterhouse,” warns COVID-19 specialist


Canada:


Recent Claims Of Police Brutality In Canada Are ‘Tip Of The Iceberg’ For Indigenous People


AFN national chief calls for overhaul of policing in Canada


Quebec watchdog to probe fatal RCMP shooting of N.B. Indigenous man


Chief Allan Adam calls for RCMP ‘overhaul’ after violent arrest video surfaces


Dene man alleges RCMP beat him up day after Yellowknife anti-racism march


Hundreds gather in Halifax for solemn healing walk in memory of Chantel Moore


Canadian Police Supplier Says He Sent Racist Tweets About ‘Black People’ To Show His Support For Police


Canadian mining abuses continue amidst the COVID-19 pandemic


Journalists At Canada's Biggest Conservative Newspaper Revolt Over Column Denying Racism


CEO asks employees to lie on timecards or risk job losses — violating labour laws


Trans Mountain Pipeline to Resume Operations After Oil Spill


Climate Emergency:


‘Either you are fighting to eliminate exploitation or not’: A leftist critique of the Green New Deal


How Europe’s “Trash Market” Offloads Pollution on Its Poorest Countries


Ecuador:


State Money Funded Ecuador's 2018 Referendum: Report


Israel / Palestine:


Israel approves funding for new 'Trump Heights' settlement


Latin America:


Four Indigenous Land Defenders Killed Monthly in Latam: UN


Lebanon:


Lebanon: Mass Night Protests as the National Currency Dives


Nigeria:


Massive protests against gender-based violence in Nigeria force government to take measures


Sweden:


The assassination of Olof Palme and Nordic radical, anti-imperialist internationalism


United States:


Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination


Supreme Court won't hear challenge to California sanctuary law


Some landlords are using harassment, threats to force out tenants during COVID-19 crisis


Black community braces for next threat: Mass evictions


BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS ALABAMA MAN WHO HAS SPENT OVER TWO DECADES ON DEATH ROW SHOULD GET NEW TRIAL


Fired Florida scientist goes rogue, publishes her own COVID-19 data with grimmer outlook than the state's


Coronavirus survival comes with a $1.1 million, 181-page price tag