TDB Top 5 International Stories: Monday 5th June 2017

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5: Hollywood Still Has No Idea How to Resist Trump
4: Police arrest 12 after London Bridge attack
3: Top Climate Scientist, Journalist & Activists Blast Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Accord
2: American President Responds to London Attack With Range of Awful Twitter Behavior
1: Police arrest 12 in hunt for associates of London Bridge attackers

5: Hollywood Still Has No Idea How to Resist Trump

Kathy Griffin, noooooooooooooooo.

A good rule of thumb in these dire political times, or actually, in any sorts of times: Don’t take a picture of you grasping onto a replica of the president’s head, covered in fake blood, a maneuver soon to be known as a “Kathy Griffin.” Get a load of this:

Vice News

4:  Police arrest 12 after London Bridge attack

Police have arrested 12 suspects linked to Saturday night’s attack in central London, the Metropolitan Police said.

Counterterrorism police raided several addresses in the east London suburb of Barking on Sunday, the force said, adding that searches were continuing there.

Four women were seen being led away by police by an AFP photographer, although it was not clear whether they were among those arrested.

At least seven people died and dozens were injured after attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market on Saturday night.

The attack ended after police shot dead three suspected attackers.

Aljazeera

3:  Top Climate Scientist, Journalist & Activists Blast Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Accord

 We host a roundtable discussion on President Trump’s announcement Thursday that he will withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate accord signed by nearly 200 nations in 2015 and heralded as a rare moment of international collaboration to avert imminent climate disaster. We are joined by Michael Mann, distinguished professor and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University; Kumi Naidoo, South African activist, former head of Greenpeace, now chairperson of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity; Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want; and Antonia Juhasz, oil and energy journalist, author of several books, including “The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry—and What We Must Do to Stop It.”
Democracy Now 

2:  American President Responds to London Attack With Range of Awful Twitter Behavior

EVERY DAY, A NEW LOW. As Britons turned to social networks to try to get credible information about an unfolding terrorist attack in central London on Saturday night, the President of the United States enraged many by injecting himself into the conversation, and trying to turn the wave of anxiety and fear to his political advantage.

The Intercept 

1:  Police arrest 12 in hunt for associates of London Bridge attackers

Armed police launched a series raids in east London on Sunday as officers hunted associates of the three men who carried out the London Bridge attack. The Metropolitan police said 12 people were arrested from at least two addresses in and around Barking.

Just before 7am residents at the Elizabeth Fry block of flats, in King’s Road, near Barking station, were woken when several armed police units arrived.

Michael Mimbo, 25, had been getting ready for his shift as a security guard. “I heard cars screeching up the road and lots of shouting of ‘get down, get down’,” he said. He went outside and saw “armed police everywhere”.

The Guardian 

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