• Michael Laxer

Weekend of Resistance: Red Daily Newswire June 8

News from Black Lives Matter protests around the world as well as from Bolivia, Canada and elsewhere.

International left news from the weekend of June 6 / 7.

International Black Lives Matter Protests:

Huge rallies around the world June 6 in support of Black Lives Matter.

Rallies in (clockwise) Hamburg, Vancouver, Sydney, Berlin.

The rally in Sydney, Australia drew 50,000 people. There were also massive rallies in London and Paris:

Minneapolis Mayor Booed Out of Rally for Saying “I Do Not Support the Abolition of the Police”

Veto-proof majority of Minneapolis City Council vows to disband police department

Anger mounts over selective US curfew rules: 'A license to decide who to arrest'

'Deeply Disturbing': New York Supreme Court Judge Rules Protesters Can Be Detained Indefinitely

A Grim New Milestone: More than 10,000 Protesters Arrested Across the U.S.

We must keep fighting for justice for Breonna Taylor. We must keep saying her name

Protesters pack Washington, D.C., as demonstrations continue across U.S.

George Floyd fallout: Hundreds rally for reform in Evanston; peaceful protesters march through South Side police neighborhoods; Chicago curfew is lifted

Chicago Police Officers Ordered To No Longer Use Force To Disperse Large Gatherings

"We ask you to disassociate the IUPA from the AFL-CIO."

The Labor Movement Faces A Reckoning Over Police Unions

Breaking With AFL-CIO, Affiliated Labor Council May Vote to Expel Police Union


Black Lives Matter sues Bill Barr for order that led to tear gas attack on peaceful protesters

Massive Black Lives Matter rally June 6 in Philadelphia. Tens of thousands marched across the city in a mobilization organized in part by the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Demands include defunding and demilitarization of city police and the resignation of the Police Commissioner :

Anti-racism protests take place across Canada

At huge anti-racism demonstrations in Quebec, premier called out for downplaying problem

Thousands come together for Black Lives Matter rally in St. John's Saturday

Black Lives Matter march in Iqaluit ties in Nunavummiut and RCMP

Statue of slave owner plunged into the river by hoards of demonstrators in 'historic' act of protest

Belgians Target Some Royal Monuments In Black Lives Matter Protest

50,000 turn out for Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney

Protests Burst In Mexico City Over Police Violence

More inspiring photos from the massive Black Lives Matter marches across the US this weekend.

Clockwise are marches in San Francisco, Chicago, Washington and Milwaukee:


Brazil stops releasing Covid-19 death toll and wipes data from official site


A Bitter Election. Accusations of Fraud. And Now Second Thoughts.


Family of young black man killed in Brampton, Ont., says he was shot by police after calling 911 himself

As George Floyd's death shines spotlight on knee-on-neck restraint, family of Ontario man speaks out

Indigenous chief says RCMP beat him up and manhandled his wife over expired licence plate

'I was terrified, I thought I was going to die': Indigenous women speak out on police abuse, discrimination

After VPD spurns budget cut, B.C. political party calls for direct election of local police boards, starting in 2022

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is Doing Everything He Possibly Can to Avoid Dealing With Racism

Right-Wing ‘BC Proud’ Group Asks Followers If ‘Police Did the Right Thing’ Killing an Indigenous Woman

Second migrant worker, 24, dies from COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex


Chile looks to tax the super-rich


China suspends debt repayment for 77 developing countries

Israel / Plaestine:

Thousands Protest Israeli Annexation in Tel Aviv; Bernie Sanders Calls to 'Stand Up to Authoritarian Leaders'

United States:

Family demands answers after unarmed black man killed by N.J. trooper, attorney says

Florida: Daily COVID-19 Cases on the Rise as Opening Continues

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