The Wall Street Journal
· CEOs and Big Businesses Speak out on Racism, Police Violence →
Speaking Monday, he said that what the African-American community saw in the video of Mr. Floyd’s arrest, in which an officer kneeled on his neck, ignoring his pleas that he couldn’t breathe, is that he was treated as less than human.
The New York Times
· New Regulator Warns Health Measures, Like Masks, May Hurt Banks →
The best way to protect yourself from coronavirus — whether it’s surface transmission or close human contact — is still social distancing, washing your hands, not touching your face and wearing masks.
· Here’s how you can donate to support the fight for justice right now →
According to the website: “Our mission is to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests.” The National Lawyers Guild and The Legal Rights Center are the two organizations working with the Minnesota Freedom Fund on bail set for protesters.
· Putin sets July 1 for vote to extend his rule for years →
Other constitutional changes further strengthen the presidency and emphasize the priority of Russian law over international norms — a provision reflecting the Kremlin’s irritation with the European Court of Human Rights and other international bodies that have often issued verdicts against Russia.
The China Post
· 2 Brooklyn attorneys granted bail in NYPD firebombing case →
Colinford Mattis, a 32-year-old corporate attorney, and Urooj Rahman, 31 year-old human rights lawyer, are accused of torching a police vehicle in Brooklyn on Saturday during an eruption of violent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minnesota police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air.
· Christo Found Beauty in Realizing the Impossible →
Projects that might be in inception for several decades and cost tens of millions of dollars would be installed for just a couple of weeks, long enough for hundreds of thousands of people to witness the transformation of their shared landscape, but fleeting enough to convey a distinctly human vulnerability.
· Max Q: SpaceX launches astronauts to orbit →
This was a HUGE week in space: SpaceX flew its first ever human spaceflight mission, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken hopping a ride on a Crew Dragon to the International Space Station.
· Pride started with 'revolutionary riots': Advocates point to movement's radical roots →
In statements declaring support for #BlackLivesMatter protests, organizations including the Human Rights Campaign, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLAAD pointed to the radical roots of the early gay rights movement.
The New York Times
· Wallace Stegner and the Conflicted Soul of the West →
Monogamy, with its crags and chasms, is the most salient and imposing feature in his imaginative landscape, the human undertaking around which all the others are organized.
· The coronavirus has hastened the post-human era →
It was there that he would begin to espouse his “new concepts of the human,” discussing the steps necessary to transition to the age of post-humanity.