Tag: protests 2020

Report: Trump narrative about violence at protests is largely false, and it’s destabilizing the country

Donald Trump and others of his ilk love to push the narrative that America’s cities are burning down at the hands of protesters who object to racial injustice and the murders of Americans by police. Except that’s not true, says a new report. The Washington Post, citing a report by the nonprofit Armed Conflict Location…

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Workers walk off job across U.S., including in L.A., as part of ‘Strike for Black Lives’. This is what we need

Hundreds of workers rallied Monday outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan and in cities across the U.S. to protest systemic racism and economic inequality, joining a nationwide demonstration demanding improvement of Black Americans’ experiences in the workplace. Organizers hoped the effort would grow into a strike inspiring tens of thousands of people to walk…

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Propublica offers a fascinating look at police use of force during recent protests

Not all journalistic quality comes from newspapers, networks, and cable. A good example of quality journalism is Propublica. Based in New York City, Propublica specializes in long-form investigative reporting. Analysts give it high marks for factual reporting: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/propublica/ They also say it has a moderate left-center bias. The organization, which has won four Pulitzer prizes…

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The New Black Movement Has Momentum, Drive, and Purpose. All It Needs Now is a Soundtrack.

When I was growing up in San Francisco, it seemed all hell was breaking loose. Students were demanding ethnic studies departments at San Francisco State University. American cities were burning in the wake of assassinations on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. While Donald Trump was nursing his “bone spurs” in Queens, the draft…

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