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@ChrisLynnHedges says the zeal to ban Trump from social media could backfire. "To allow these companies to essentially function as de-facto platforms for censorship … harkens back to the way civil liberties were eviscerated in the wake of 9/11."
As many developing countries struggle to secure COVID vaccines, Dr. Peter Salk, son of polio vaccine inventor Jonas Salk, calls for more equitable access. “The rest of the world and the countries that are less able to afford vaccines need consideration."
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Reporter @AlbertSamaha says that despite warnings of the “increasing radicalization” of cops in recent years, police departments “have essentially ignored the fact that … an undetermined number of their officers have been sliding down this slippery slope of extremism.”
New domestic terror laws intended to curb white supremacist violence will be harmful to Black and Brown people, says @ACLU’s Manar Waheed. “Using the term 'domestic terrorism' invokes a counterterrorism response,” she says. “Those are systems that target Black and Brown people.”
"Defunding the police is not simply about withdrawing funding for law enforcement and doing nothing else," says Angela Davis, who says Joe Biden has accepted this "superficial understanding" of the demand. Defunding police must be paired with reinvestment in community, she says.
Christina Ponthieux, 13, is fighting to maintain Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, like her parents, who could face deportation under Trump. Her parents, both nurses, have lived in the U.S. since 1999. "Terminating TPS would affect all of us, especially kids like me."
Dr. says anti-fascist and anarchist protesters protected clergy from white nationalists Friday night: "They saved our lives"
@PriyamvadaGopal : "We have to drop the language of 'clashes,' and even 'riots' and 'communal violence'" when describing Hindu nationalist attacks on Muslims in India. She says there is an uneven distribution of power between these groups and calls it "deep, structural violence."
BREAKING: Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer who killed Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot, is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. Rolfe’s colleague, Devin Brosnan, is charged with aggravated assault and will become a state witness in the case.