Links of the Week

A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 ‘Fed Up’-rising
The Root
Without the proper context, it is impossible to understand the mushroom cloud of uprisings that are exploding across the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others.

What Happens after George Floyd? California Looks to Reparations
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber’s Assembly Bill 3121 would establish a reparations committee to educate Californians about slavery and recommend ways the state can help remedy generations of inequality and discrimination.

More Colleges Should Divest From the Institution of Policing
Inside Higher Ed
On the heels of the gruesome killing of George Floyd, colleges should listen to students about this undeniable moral imperative, write Charles H. F. Davis III and Jude Paul Matias Dizon.

With Militarization of Cops on Full Display, Senator Plans Amendment to End Transfer of Military Equipment to Local Police
Common Dreams
With the militarization of local police forces on full display as heavily armed cops and armored vehicles patrol the streets and crack down on protests over the killing of George Floyd, Sen. Brian Schatz on Sunday said he plans to introduce an amendment to end the federal program that permits the transfer of excess military equipment to police departments across the nation.

Police Trapped Dozens of Protesters. This Man Opened His Home and Saved Them from Arrest
Mother Jones
For more than eight hours last night, Rahul Dubey sheltered and fed nearly 70 strangers in his Washington, DC, home—preventing them from being arrested after police surrounded the group of peaceful protesters in his leafy residential neighborhood.