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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.

Former Commanders Fault Trump’s Use of Troops Against Protesters in Trump’s Church Photo-Op

Former Commanders Fault Trump’s Use of Troops Against Protesters After military helicopters carried out a “show of force” mission to discourage protesters, retired senior military leaders condemned their successors for deploying such tactics. By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt … Continue reading

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James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution

James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one other. Jeffrey Goldberg Source: The Atlantic … Continue reading

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Silence Is NOT An Option: Statement by Ben & Jerry’s About the George Floyd Murder by Police In Minneapolis: “All Of Us Are Outraged”

Source: Ben & Jerry´s All of us at Ben & Jerry’s are outraged about the murder of another Black person by Minneapolis police officers last week and the continued violent response by police against protestors. We have to speak out. … Continue reading

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TESOL Statement on Racial Injustice and Inequality

Source: TESOL by David Cutler | 06/01/2020 Over the last week, we at TESOL International Association have joined with the rest of the world in our feelings of sadness, disgust, and anger at the senseless killing of George Floyd. With … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Police Use Force Against Black People at 7 Times the Rate of Whites

Source: New York Times By Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Lazaro Gamio June 3, 2020 Video of George Floyd’s last conscious moments on earth horrified the nation, spurring protests that have led to curfews and National Guard interventions in many … Continue reading

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How The Police Killed George Floyd In Police Custody

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Los Angeles Times Reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske: Minnesota State Patrol fired tear gas at reporters and photographers

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Source: LA Times May 30, 2020, MINNEAPOLIS —  When Minnesota police advanced on peaceful protesters gathered at an intersection outside the Fifth Precinct late Saturday, I didn’t expect them to fire on reporters. I was wrong. At about 8:30 … Continue reading

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In a sad week for America, Trump has fled from his duty

Source: CNN (CNN) This past week has brought tragedy upon tragedy to our nation: the death toll from Covid-19 passed a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths; the brutal killing of George Floyd ignited mass protests in Minneapolis and beyond, and … Continue reading

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Fire, pestilence and a country at war with itself: The Trump presidency is over

Robert Reich Source: The Guardian A pandemic unabated, an economy in meltdown, cities in chaos over police killings. All our supposed leader does is tweet. You’d be forgiven if you hadn’t noticed. His verbal bombshells are louder than ever, but … Continue reading

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George Floyd And The Dominos Of Racial Injustice: Coronavirus, George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper, The Daily Social Distancing Show With Trevor Noah

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