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First came the pandemic, then came the politics: Why Amy Acton quit – The Cincinnati Enquirer

| June 13, 2020

Dr. Amy Acton resigned as director of the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday, a little more than three months after the state's first confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.(Photo: Samuel Greene/The Enquirer) COLUMBUS Dr. Amy Acton didn't take the job of Ohio's health director to become a heroine in a white lab coat

White civil rights groups rally in Williamsport canceled again due to COVID-19 – PennLive

| June 13, 2020

WILLIAMSPORT The July 18 National Socialist Movement (NSM) rally in Williamsport has been canceled but the organization says it is exploring several options. Mayor Derek Slaughter has denied permits for all mass gatherings during July due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Police Chief Damon Hagan said.

The Fall and Rise of the Guillotine – The New Republic

| June 13, 2020

The left, of course, is not alone in reaching into the violence of the past for its rhetoricnor are leftists necessarily the worst offenders, despite the recent ubiquity of the guillotine meme. The right-wing pundit Erick Erickson infamously argued for the installation of dictators in Latin American countries in 2018, noting he was hoping for some helicopters in this plan, a reference to erstwhile Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochets death flights, a series of extrajudicial killings in which the regimes political opponents were thrown to their deaths from helicopters and airplanes.* Until late 2019, Amazon soldT-shirts with slogans like Wanna Take a Ride?emblazoned over an image of a body falling from a helicopteras Pinochets Helicopter Tours gained vogue as a reference for the right. At the Charlottesville, Virginia, Unite the Right rally in August 2017, far-right marchers chanted, You cant run, you cant hide, you get helicopter rides

How the Boogaloo Movement Wants to Exploit Anti-Rascist Protests – The Intercept – First Look Media

| June 13, 2020

Open Carry Texas protesters prepare to pose for a group photo outside of the bar Big Daddy Zanes, on June 6, 2020 in Odessa, Texas. Photo: Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP Donald Trump is right.

What or who is antifa? – The Conversation US

| June 10, 2020

The movement called antifa gets its name from a short form of anti-fascist, which is about the only thing its members agree on. President Donald Trump and some far-right activists and militants have claimed antifa is allegedly conspiring to foment violence amid the protests sweeping the U.S

As Jews, we are living with risk. – The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

| June 10, 2020

Were entering a more dangerous time for the Jewish people in America, but there are strategies that could make a difference. This is one key message from a new series interviews with Wisconsin experts on antisemitism and related disciplines

Real Restoration Group Announces 24/7 Help for All Local Businesses in Chicago to Rebuild and Reopen – Yahoo Finance

| June 10, 2020

CHICAGO, IL / ACCESSWIRE / June 9, 2020 / Real Restoration Group ("RRG") announces 24/7 help for all local businesses in these times of uncertainty brought about by Covid-19 and property damage from recent looting incidents throughout Chicagoland in an effort to assist our community restore, rebuild, and reopen. The pandemic has created a challenging, unprecedented operating environment with previously unforeseeable impacts to one's home and business.

From Occupation to Occupy: The Israelification of American domestic security – The Grayzone

| June 10, 2020

(Editors note: The eruption of national protests against police brutality following the murder of George Floyd have shed new light on Israels training of local police officers across the country. 100 members of the 800-strong Minneapolis police department were trained at a conference in Israel in 2012. That means at least one of every eight members the citys force has been influenced by the methods of an occupying apartheid entity.

The Nevada Regional Office of Adl (Anti-Defamation League) Is Here to Serve the Communityto Educate, Protect, and Investigate – Nevada Business…

| June 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jolie Brislin, ADL Nevada Regional DirectorTel: (702) 610-1858, Jbrislin@adl.org ADL RESOURCES ON THE BOOGALOO MOVEMENT THAT INSPIRED EXTREMISTS ARRESTED FOR PLOTTING ATTACKS TO TERRORIZE LAS VEGAS PROTESTS LAS VEGAS The Nevada Regional Office of ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is here to serve the communityto Educate, Protect, and Investigateall in keeping with the spirit of stopping the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. In response to the arrest of three Nevada men with ties to the boogaloo movement on terrorism-related charges (https://apnews.com/6223153093f08fa910c4ab445771b773), in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas, please find the following blog resources to help explain their activity and motivations

Messaging technology is helping to fuel the global protests – The Westerly Sun

| June 9, 2020

When a friend shared a Facebook post with Michelle Burris inviting her to protest in downtown Washington, D.C., last Saturday, she knew she had to go. So she bought a Black Lives Matter mask from a street vendor before marching the streets of the district with a No Justice, No Peace sign. After that march ended, she pulled up details on Instagram for a car caravan demonstration just a few blocks away


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