one killed, this time in Portland amid protests and counter-protests

Because we’re still using stereotypes from the 1960s, the Nixonian 1968 campaign Trump now has hate riders and flags. And violence. Presently lots of disinformation on twitter with RWNJs spinning the event. One version of reporting is that a person with a Patriot Prayer hat sprayed someone with pepper spray and got shot for his…

Accountability for crimes against humanity: Trump killed tens of thousands of Americans

​Will Saletan discusses “Trump’s interference or negligence in every stage of the government’s failure: preparation, mobilization, public communication, testing, mitigation, and reopening.” Then America’s luck ran out. “The U.S., which accounts for less than 5% of the world population, leads all other countries in global coronavirus infections and deaths” — CNBC The most complete, fully…

Our healthcare system killed her 22-year-old daughter

Our immoral profit-driven healthcare system killed Shalynne, the daughter of Amy Vilela. She tells the story that brought her to Medicare for All and her activism. I interviewed Amy at a Bernie Sanders headquarters in Las Vegas Nevada just before the state caucus. Amy Vilela said that after her daughter's death she knew she had to give…

Shot and killed in the line of duty: racial demographics

First and foremost, what this diary isn't: it isn't a discussion of the demographics of people shot and killed by the police. I'd love to present that data. But so would plenty of other people. There's no central reporting of who cops shoot or even kill, nor anything like a reliable third-party repository of that…