Jake Johnson
"Preparing for the possibility of Trump refusing to concede isn't just reasonable, it's the responsible thing to do," said Ezra Levin, co-executive director of Indivisible. (Image: Stand Up America)

 June 12, 2020

"Preparing for the possibility of Trump refusing to concede isn't just reasonable, it's the responsible thing to do."

"I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election... if I win."

That was then-candidate Donald Trump's message to his supporters and the nation just a month before his victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.

Associated Press 

After days of violent confrontations, police have largely withdrawn from now 'festival-like' area

Nick Turse

June 5 2020

IN THE FACE of protests composed largely of young people, the presence of America’s military on the streets of major cities has been a controversial development. But this isn’t the first time that Generation Z — those born after 1996 — has popped up on the Pentagon’s radar.

Jeff Schechtman
‘US News & World Report’ photograph of soldier standing guard on the corner of 7th & N Street NW in Washington, DC, with the ruins of buildings destroyed during the riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 8, 1968. Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris (D-OK) with members of the Kerner Commission (inset). Photo credit: Library of Congress / Wikimedia and Library of Congress / Wikimedia

June 5, 2020

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Today we’re facing the exact same questions that Americans were asking just over fifty years ago, in 1967 and 1968, as riots took place all across America, resulting in over 70 dead and untold injured. 

In order to understand how civil unrest had reached such proportions, and how to prevent it from occurring in the future, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders — known as the Kerner Commission, after its chairman, Otto Kerner Jr., who was governor of Illinois at the time. 

Caitlin Johnstone
US flag with soldiers
June 4, 2020

We are witnessing the head-on collision between the story America’s political, media and educational institutions tell Americans about what their country is, and the reality of what their country actually is.

I have a bedtime story for you.

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