Welcome to the return of the EU Report. Starting this month, we'll return to doing weekly updates. This last week has been a turbulent, yet rousing one, with marches and protests not just nationwide, but around the globe. Yes, some were marred by violence, but the overwhelming majority were peaceful, and all of them highlighted the rage resonating in Black communities over the long unresolved issue of police brutality.
These marches were also distinguished by the participation of young people, and folks of multiple races and ages. But police misconduct and brutality is only one aspect of the systemic racism and economic inequality that's plagued this nation since its inception, an kept Blacks and other people of color from experiencing genuine opportunity and freedom.
Here at EU we are carefully balancing things on our Facebook page between stories about economic victory and social injustice. We cannot separate the two. We need justice and economic opportunity, and we salute those who continue to fight for both, as well as those who manage to succeed in spite of the many obstacles placed in their path.
As always, we invite those who haven't yet joined our national network of organizations and individuals to do so, and take advantage of the expertise and services we offer. For more information about upcoming events or membership details contact us at www.everythingunderground.com.
These are our top 5 stories for week of May 30 - June 5.
1. Four officers identified in George Floyd murder.
2. Former defense secretary attacks Trump.
3. Verizon commits $10 million to assist organizations involved in social justice efforts.
4. An Alabama man is serving life sentence for crime of stealing $9.
5. Minnesota upgrades charges against former officers in the Floyd case.