Black Lives Matter

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 27: People take to the streets during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown  on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. Several hundred protesters, many in masks, converged on downtown as part of a series of national outrage over the death of George Floyd. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 5: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on February 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House voted 230 to 199 on Friday evening to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from committee assignments over her remarks about QAnon and other conspiracy theories. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 21: Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., talks with reporters after the Senate Republican  luncheon in Hart Building on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/)
Where Things Stand: They’re Really Sticking With The ‘Anarchist Cities’ Thing Prime Badge
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Yesterday, President Trump tweeted a disingenuous rallying cry to residents of states like New York, California and Illinois — messaging that won’t do much for him in the relatively blue states that are home to some of country’s largest deep blue cities.

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The Blue Wall Of Silence
Cops are at the crux of this cultural war of neoliberalism vs. fascism. They are sworn to uphold the constitution and laws of freedom while also operating legal torture chambers and killing people of color. And they are able to hold these two completely contradictory values at the same time, as long as they don't speak or think about it.
Athletes’ Racial Justice Protest Last Week Made History. But It Wasn’t the First Wildcat Strike in Pro Sports
Pro athletes have gone on strike before over wages, pensions and working conditions, but these protests are about racial justice. It is no accident that Black players, who have talked about their own experiences being racial profiled by police officers, took the lead in organizing the walkouts.
Where Things Stand: These Two Headlines Prime Badge
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This morning we published two pieces with starkly disturbing headlines within about thirty minutes of each other.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf speaks during a press conference on the actions taken by Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security agents in Portland during continued protests at the US Customs and Border Patrol headquarters on July 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chad Wolf
GOPers Keep Falsely Implying A Protester Killed A Federal Officer In Oakland
In fact, the FBI alleged, the murderer had no intention of joining the protests: He "came to Oakland to kill cops."
Armed homeowners standing in front of their house along Portland Place confront protesters as they march to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house on Sunday, June 28, 2020, in the Central West End in St. Louis. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)
on May 8, 2015 in Seaford, New York.
Armed homeowners standing in front of their house along Portland Place confront protesters as they march to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house on Sunday, June 28, 2020, in the Central West End in St. Louis. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)
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