Demonstrators gathered outside of City Hall about about 5 PM and marched south on Spring Street, then turned North on Figueroa Street. They were protesting the death of George Floyd, who was detained by Minneapolis police and died in their custody. The four officers involved in that incident were immediately fired and at least two face criminal charges. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Police Attacked By George Floyd Protesters In Downtown Melee
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In May, Deborah Blakey, one of Jones’ top aides, left the Georgetown temple headquarters, obtained a temporary passport from the American embassy and fled to the United States. The date was May 13th, Jones’ birthday. When Father heard of the betrayal, he called a “white night,” a crisis alert, and the community sat stunned in the pavilion as he raged. They were betrayed. Wasn’t it better to die? He challenged anyone in the community to speak for life. When they did, he battered them with arguments. He said he was “the alpha and the omega,” the beginning and the end. He said it over and over again. The white night lasted twenty-eight hours. No one was allowed to go to the bathroom without an armed guard. Anyone who tried to run, he said, would be shot. Meals were brought into the pavilion. Finally, everyone in Jonestown voted to die. … [Read more...] about In the Valley of the Shadow of Death: Guyana After the Jonestown Massacre
Anushka Sharma's Chic Airport Look Anushka Sharma too was snapped at the airport in the early hours of Thursday morning. Anushka looked chic in an all black avatar, wearing a black satin jumpsuit which she accessorized with a black handbag, and sported a cool pair of vintage sunglasses. Anushka was last seen in the movie Zero in which she starred opposite Katrina Kaif and Shah Rukh Khan. … [Read more...] about Deepika Padukone & Anushka Sharma Get Papped At The Airport: Check Out Their Airport Looks!
Indigenous resistance in the Americas is not a story that ends centuries ago with the survivors of genocide left in poverty on reservations – it is still being written. The M’ikmaq people of the Elsipogtog First Nation took a stand against corporate resource extraction in 2013 when they spent months sabotaging efforts to start fracking near their land. When they blockaded the Southwestern Energy subsidiary’s exploratory trucks, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police moved in with overwhelming force, pointing snipers at areas with small children and M’ikmaq elders. Someone in the community responded by setting five RCMP vehicles on the scene afire, and other police vehicles were damaged in later clashes. The fracking still hasn’t begun, and at least one Canadian province has since banned fracking, proving that, once again, direct action gets the goods. … [Read more...] about 9 Historical Triumphs to Make You Rethink Property Destruction
But right now, I’m looking out my window right now, man. I see my sky is all blue. I don’t know what’s going on, but Mother Nature needed a break. I’m serious. My grass is super green. What’s happening? It needed a break from what we were doing. We were sucking up the earth’s nutrients and not replenishing it. I think this is an opportunity for the world to take a breath. That’s how I look at that. … [Read more...] about Rock’s Greatest Sidewoman on What Springsteen Taught Her, Why Billy Joel Is the Perfect Boss