PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Biden Reportedly Narrows VP Pick to Two Cops” / The Rational National / David Doel ☮

According to journalist Charles Gasparino, the Joe Biden campaign has narrowed down his Vice President pick down to two cops; former prosecutor Kamala Harris and former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings.

POLICY AND POLITICAL NEWS: “Glenn Greenwald Breaks Down New STUNNING Information on ‘Bolivian Coup'” / The Hill / Krystal Ball, Saagar Enjeti ☮

Co-Founding Editor at The Intercept Glenn Greenwald explains why Evo Morales was forced by Bolivia’s military to flee to Mexico after Morales won his fourth consecutive election.

INDEPENDENT GLOBAL NEWS: “Goodbye, Columbus: Bree Newsome Bass on the Movement to Topple Racist Statues Across the Globe” / Democracy Now! / Amy Goodman, Juan González ☮

As protesters worldwide continue to topple monuments to racists, colonizers and Confederates as part of the wave of demonstrations against racism and state violence, we speak to Bree Newsome Bass, artist and antiracist activist based in North Carolina, who five years ago was arrested at the state Capitol in South Carolina after scaling a 30-foot flagpole to remove the Confederate flag. She says the current backlash against racist symbols reflects “impatience with the pace of incremental progress” both in the United States and elsewhere. “People are tired of centuries of colonialism and white supremacist ideology.”

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Capitalism’s Dirty Little Secret: Prison, Slavery and Police with Richard Wolff” / Thom Hartmann Program / Thom Hartmann ☮

Are prisoners being used as slave labor? Do police act as guards to private property? Richard Wolff joins Thom Hartmann exposing Capitalism’s dirty little secret….