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Seattle councilwoman Kshama Sawant encourages revolt against Trump

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Kshama Sawant, who was born in Pune, India, and is a member of the Socialist Alternative party currently serving on the Seattle city council, is encouraging a rebellion against President Donald Trump.

SEATTLE (Diya TV) — Seattle city councilwoman Kshama Sawant hailed President Donald Trump’s dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey an extremely significant political event, and said it was only further proof Trump needs to be removed from his post in the Oval Office.

“A lot of people correctly want Trump out, I want Trump out,” she was quoted as saying by Democracy Now!. “But I want Trump, the Republicans, the billionaire class and the security state out of  power.”

Sawant, who was born in Pune and is a member of the Socialist Alternative party, called Comey’s firing indicative of the current administration’s instability. “It’s true that the firing of James Comey is an extremely significant political event. It definitely puts on display the authoritarian streak of the Trump administration, his billionaire-backed, right-wing administration. And it shows an administration in deep crisis,” she said.

“We, as ordinary people, as social movements, we cannot wait for whether or not there will be a smoking gun that will be found in the investigations, which of course, should go forward. The question is: What do we do now? And I think that right now the time is ripe to really build social movements,” Sawant added.

As the first member of the Socialist Alternative party to win a seat on Seattle’s council in a century, she has since helped champion the city’s $15 per hour minimum wage bill. She has also been more than vocal about her desires to move towards a single-payer healthcare system.

 “So, in reality, what message we should be drawing from the crisis in the Trump regime, the crumbling of the legitimacy of the ruling classes everywhere, is that this is exactly the moment for us to build our movements, not to be complacent, not to wait for a impeachment to happen, but to recognize that Trump, as vicious as he is, as vicious as his right-wing, billionaire-backed administration is, we can defeat him,” she said.

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All four ex-Minneapolis cops charged in Floyd’s death

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MINNEAPOLIS (Diya TV) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the three other Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s death, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, will face aiding and abetting murder charges. Former officer Derek Chauvin, the man who put his knee on Floyd’s neck, will now face a second-degree murder charge, elevated from third-degree. Meanwhile, protests are not only continuing around the U.S. for the ninth day, but they are spreading overseas in places like the U.K. and Australia as well.

Protesters desecrated Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC. The United States Park Police have launched an investigation.

Instagram & Facebook admitted the keyword ‘Sikh‘ was blocked for nearly two months starting March 7th following an inaccurate report by their team. Scores of users discovered the block this week when writing posts in connection with the anniversary of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots after the assasination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

A criminal investigation is underway in South India after a pregnant elephant died in India apparently after eating some fruit containing a firecracker that exploded in her mouth.

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Nationwide protests continue on ‘Blackout Tuesday’

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MINNEAPOLIS (Diya TV)  — America is now in its eighth day of protests over the death of George Floyd. To date, only one officer of the four involved is facing criminal charges. So thousands in cities around the nation continue protests to seek justice for Floyd. President Trump vowed to use the military if violence and looting isn’t stopped, with tear gas being deployed on peaceful protesters outside the White House. Meanwhile, celebrities and brands are taking to social media to show support for the Black community by blacking out images on their profiles.

President Trump invited India, Russia, South Korea and Australia to attend the G-7 summit, an offer accepted by Prime Minister Modi. The summit will take place in September in the U.S. and will entertain a host of issues, including whether China will be isolated for their role in the coronavirus pandemic, a tactic right now has lukewarm support.

Indian officials rejected President Trump’s claim that he spoke to Prime Minister Modi over the growing India-China border dispute. The officials say the conversation never took place and both China and India have made it clear they will arbitrate their own disputes.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Two autopsies classify Floyd’s death as homicide

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MINNEAPOLIS (Diya TV)  — An independent medical examiner hired by George Floyd’s family, as well as Hennepin County’s Medical Examiner classified his death as a homicide, saying his heart stopped after former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin used his knee to suppress Floyd for nearly nine minutes despite Floyd’s cries that he couldn’t breathe. The independent examiner also added “asphyxiation from sustained pressure was the cause” of the death.

With the nation reeling from Floyd’s death, hundreds of thousands of people in 41 states held rallies asking for change. But as night fell, peaceful protests morphed into chaos, as looters came onto the scene, destroying property and stealing goods, while confronting police. Some historians say it was the largest riots seen in the U.S. since Martin Luther King’s assasination in 1968.

Many businesses were destroyed around the nation from these riots, including a Bangladeshi restaurant in Minneapolis called Gandhi Mahal. But owner Ruhel Islam is receiving widespread support after his daughter quoted him on Facebook saying “let my building burn. Justice needs to be served.” Now an online fundraiser has raised more than $65,000 to help them rebuild.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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