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07.06.2020

‘This Is Incredible’: Enormous Crowds Flood Streets Across US Demanding End to Police Brutality and Justice for George Floyd

‘This Is Incredible’: Enormous Crowds Flood Streets Across US Demanding End to Police Brutality and Justice for George Floyd

“It feels like it’s more than just a moment. Finally, finally it’s more than just a moment.” By Jake Johnson – Common Dreams Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States—and, in stunning displays of solidarity, around the world—poured into the streets Saturday demanding an end to police brutality… »

07.06.2020

Berlin passes first German state anti-discrimination law

Berlin passes first German state anti-discrimination law

The city-state’s new law explicitly bars public authorities, including police, from discriminating based on skin color, gender and other factors. Lawmakers say the new rules help to address systemic racism in Germany. Berlin became the first German state to pass its own anti-discrimination law on Thursday, with a majority of… »

06.06.2020

The Good, the Potential, and What Might Happen

The Good, the Potential, and What Might Happen

Already we’ve seen, as a result of people taking to the streets in the United States: Four policemen indicted. More racist monuments dismantled. Some minimal and inconsistent limit on what the New York Times editorial page will defend having done in the way of spreading evil. Some minimal and inconsistent limit on… »

06.06.2020

Protests Against Racism Are Also Spreading in the Netherlands

Protests Against Racism Are Also Spreading in the Netherlands

On 1 June, a large demonstration took place in the centre of Amsterdam in solidarity with demonstrators protesting in dozens of cities in the United States against the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. In Amsterdam, a large demonstration took place on June 1st… »

06.06.2020

Migrant Women Exploited by Those They Trust

Migrant Women Exploited by Those They Trust

Maliha Masud (25), was promised an affluent life and opportunities for higher education. A bright student studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, she wanted to complete her studies and become someone her parents would be proud of. She was promised an opportunity to get her Master’s degree from a good university… »

06.06.2020

Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias

Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias

Nearly 30 independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council are calling for the United States to reform its criminal justice system in the wake of a recent spate of killings of African Americans, including at the hands of the police. In a statement issued on Friday, they urged the… »

05.06.2020

For UK, Tackling Racial Injustice Should Begin at Home

For UK, Tackling Racial Injustice Should Begin at Home

Greater Efforts Needed to Address Discriminatory Policies The killing of George Floyd and the ensuing police violence against protesters across the United States have drawn widespread condemnation in the United Kingdom. But showing real solidarity requires reflection on the UK’s own record of racism and injustice, while charting the steps needed to… »

04.06.2020

The Meaning of Floyd From Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY

The Meaning of Floyd From Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY

By Gustavo Espinoza & Jhon Sánchez ‘Floyd’ in the dictionary of names is a surname that means ‘gray-haired.’ In 2013, It was also the leading plaintiff in the case against the City of York for the unconstitutional stop and frisk practices during the Bloomberg administration. Today, it means the knee… »

04.06.2020

A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community

A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community

To the Chinese American Community: My name is Eileen Huang, and I am a junior at Yale University studying English. I was asked to write a reflection, maybe even a poem, on Chinese American history after watching Asian Americans, the new documentary on PBS. However, I find it hard to… »

03.06.2020

Protests against Bolsonaro end up in repression and confrontation with far-right

Protests against Bolsonaro end up in repression and confrontation with far-right

Brasil de Fato First uprising since the beginning of the pandemic was put together by Brazil’s soccer fan organizations For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, anti-fascist groups linked to organized soccer fans in Brazil took to the streets to demand that President Jair Bolsonaro step down… »

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