“When the looting starts, the shooting starts”–Donald Trump

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Twitter adds unprecedented warning to Trump tweet threatening to shoot Minneapolis protesters

‘This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence,’ message reads Andrew Griffin @_andrew_griffin

Twitter has added an unprecedented warning to a Trump tweet, warning users that the post “glorifies violence”.

The message was added to a post in which Mr Trump seemed to threaten that people protesting against the death of an unarmed black man in custody could be shot.

“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence,” the message reads. “However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”

The decision comes as Mr Trump signed a new executive order on social networks. Mr Trump’s announcement that social media companies would be more strictly regulated came after Twitter placed a different warning on another of his posts, which fact-checked the claim that mail-in…

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Bus Drivers Refuse To Help Police, Prison Labor Replaces Meatpackers And More

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People face off with police near the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via Getty Images))By Mike Elk, Payday Report.

By Mike Elk, Payday Report.

230 Strikes on the Map

With fast-food workers out on strike in Oakland over being asked to wear dog diapers as maskes and coffee baristas striking in Philly, our Strike Tracker Map has now risen to 230 strikes since March 1st.

For more, check out the map here. 

Some Minneapolis Bus Drivers Refuse to Help Cops

With protests erupting all over Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, cops are attempting to arrest protesters in mass.

However, some bus drivers in Minneapolis are refusing to use their buses to transport protestors to jail.

“As a transit worker and union member, I refuse to transport my class and radical youth,” Minneapolis bus driver Adam Burch told Payday. “An injury to one…

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Imprisoned While Innocent: Inside the US Prison Industrial Complex

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Imprisoned

RT (2019)

Film Review

This is an intriguing documentary series about three men held for lengthy periods in US prison who were later presumed innocent. Two of the former inmates are African American, and one a Scottish immigrant.

Episode One features Otis Johnson, a 73 year old African American imprisoned for 40 years for attempted murder (of a cop) – because he wore a tan jacket similar to that of the suspect. At the time of his arrest, he was a hospital worker with no criminal record and no history of alcohol or drug abuse. He also had a clear alibi at the time of the shooting.

Although his behavior in prison was impeccable, his failure to show remorse for a crime he didn’t commit led to nine unsuccessful parole applications. The parole board released him on his tenth application.

Episode two concerns Jerome Morgan who, at 17, was…

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Thousands rally in London, Berlin over George Floyd death

Thousands of people protested in London and Berlin on Sunday in solidarity with protesters in the United States demonstrating against the death of a Black man, shown gasping for breath in a video clip, as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.

Chanting “no justice, no peace”, and waving placards with the words “How many more?” at Trafalgar Square, the protesters ignored UK government rules banning crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic. Police did not stop them.

Demonstrators then marched to the US embassy, where a long line of officers surrounded the building. Several hundred sat in the street and waved placards.

Several hundred protesters also staged a rally outside the US embassy in Berlin, holding up posters saying “Justice for George Floyd”, “Stop killing us” and “Who’s next”.

Al Jazeera’s correspondent in London Nadim Baba said protests in support of US demonstrators also took place in Manchester in the northwest of England.

“One of the chants that was popular was ‘no justice, no peace’, which is not a new chant in Britain,” said Baba, comparing the demonstrations to the 2011 London riots which were sparked by the death of a Black man named Mark Duggan during a police operation.

“That alerted people to the issue of discontent within the Black population and also [served as] a reminder about the consistent death of Black men in police custody over the past few decades,” he added.

Floyd’s death after his arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Monday has triggered a tide of protests in the US.

Demonstrations against racism and police brutality spread to many cities across the US as people in many parts of the country defied curfews to protest against the killing of Floyd.

The days-long protests sweeping the nation have reawakened outrage over years of deaths of Black people at the hands of police, renewing long-standing accusations of institutionalised and systemic racism.

Some rallies have turned violent as demonstrators blocked traffic, set fires and clashed with riot police, some of whom fired tear gas and plastic bullets in an effort to restore order.