2020-01-23: News Headlines

DARIN (2020-01-23). UC Cops Clear People's Park Eastside Encampment. indybay.org The deal was last year that after the clearance and arrests of the Park's occupation that the regular homeless individuals could camp there again without intensified reprisals. It was a verbal agreement between activists and longtime homeless. On the night of January 17, UC police violated that agreement.

Jacob G. Hornberger (2020-01-22). Egypt and the Destruction of Civil Liberties in America. counterpunch.org There are lots of things wrong with the conviction and incarceration of 54-year-old Mustafa Kassem, who died last week in Egypt. Kassen was an American citizen who drove a taxi in New York City. He had two children. In 2013, the Egyptian military ousted the democratically elected president of the country, which reestablished its omnipotent

James J. Zogby (2020-01-22). Honouring Martin Luther King Jr. globalresearch.ca Thirty-two years ago this month, I was arrested sitting-in and blocking the entrance of the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC. The embassy was hosting an event that evening in honour of Martin Luther King Jr. Looking back at what …

RT (2020-01-22). Florida man stabs & kills 'pro-Trump' boss, drapes American flag over his body. rt.com A Florida construction worker outspokenly critical of President Donald Trump has been accused of killing his pro-Trump boss during a heated debate over politics, and using a brand-new Old Glory to cover the corpse. | Mason Trever Toney, 28, was arrested Monday on charges of murdering his boss William Knight, also 28, at a construction site in central Florida's Orange County. | Knight was described as a "proud and outspoken American" who was open about his support of Trump, according to the arrest affidavit filed by sheriff's deputies. Toney, on the other hand, had spoken in the past about his distaste for the…

Martin Billheimer (2020-01-22). "The Cops & the Klan Go Hand in Hand!" counterpunch.org Back in 1979, the American Nazi Party and the KKK gunned down five members of the Communist Workers Party in Greensboro, NC. Present with the fascists were a turncoat Klansman/ COINTELPRO node named Ed Dawson and an FBI mole, Bernard Butkovich. Though these men knew that the Klan were armed and desirous of a gunfight,

Staff (2020-01-16). Tanks & AR-15s: Moms 4 Housing Speaks Out After Militarized Eviction from Vacant Oakland House. democracynow.org We look at the fight for affordable housing in the Bay Area with Moms 4 Housing, the unhoused and insecurely housed mothers who were evicted Tuesday by a militarized police force from a vacant home they had been occupying in Oakland, California. The action ended a two-month standoff between the mothers and real estate developer Wedgewood Properties when sheriff's deputies arrested two mothers and two of their supporters. All four were released on bail Tuesday afternoon. We speak to Misty Cross, one of the moms who was arrested, and her daughter Destiny Johnson. "It was never about trying to stay in that house," s…

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UC Cops Clear People's Park Eastside Encampment
DARIN | indybay.org | 2020-01-23
The deal was last year that after the clearance and arrests of the Park's occupation that the regular homeless individuals could camp there again without intensified reprisals. It was a verbal agreement between activists and longtime homeless. On the night of January 17, UC police violated that agreement.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/22/18830034.php

UC Cops Clear People's Park Eastside Encampment
DARIN | indybay.org | 2020-01-23
The deal was last year that after the clearance and arrests of the Park's occupation that the regular homeless individuals could camp there again without intensified reprisals. It was a verbal agreement between activists and longtime homeless. On the night of January 17, UC police violated that agreement.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/22/18830034.php

The Paradox of Populism
Russell Rickford | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-23
For those of us who wish to see a world beyond inequality and oppression, and who believe popular movements are key to achieving it, the past decade has been dizzying. We witnessed extraordinary upsurges on the left, including the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the Bernie Sanders campaign, the spectacular growth of…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/23/the-paradox-of-populism/

Amendment 4 is Still on the Line. Here's What's New
Orion Danjuma | aclu.org | 2020-01-23
The right to vote cannot depend on how much money you have. That's what a federal court ruled in October, when it blocked Florida's attempt to force returning citizens

Egypt and the Destruction of Civil Liberties in America
Jacob G. Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-22
There are lots of things wrong with the conviction and incarceration of 54-year-old Mustafa Kassem, who died last week in Egypt. Kassen was an American citizen who drove a taxi in New York City. He had two children. In 2013, the Egyptian military ousted the democratically elected president of the country, which reestablished its omnipotent…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/22/egypt-and-the-destruction-of-civil-liberties-in-america/

Egypt and the Destruction of Civil Liberties in America
Jacob G. Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-22
There are lots of things wrong with the conviction and incarceration of 54-year-old Mustafa Kassem, who died last week in Egypt. Kassen was an American citizen who drove a taxi in New York City. He had two children. In 2013, the Egyptian military ousted the democratically elected president of the country, which reestablished its omnipotent…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/22/egypt-and-the-destruction-of-civil-liberties-in-america/

Honouring Martin Luther King Jr
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-22
Thirty-two years ago this month, I was arrested sitting-in and blocking the entrance of the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC. The embassy was hosting an event that evening in honour of Martin Luther King Jr. Looking back at what …
globalresearch.ca/honouring-martin-luther-king-jr/5701375

"The Cops & the Klan Go Hand in Hand!"
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-22
Back in 1979, the American Nazi Party and the KKK gunned down five members of the Communist Workers Party in Greensboro, NC. Present with the fascists were a turncoat Klansman/ COINTELPRO node named Ed Dawson and an FBI mole, Bernard Butkovich. Though these men knew that the Klan were armed and desirous of a gunfight,…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/22/the-cops-the-klan-go-hand-in-hand/

"The Cops & the Klan Go Hand in Hand!"
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-22
Back in 1979, the American Nazi Party and the KKK gunned down five members of the Communist Workers Party in Greensboro, NC. Present with the fascists were a turncoat Klansman/ COINTELPRO node named Ed Dawson and an FBI mole, Bernard Butkovich. Though these men knew that the Klan were armed and desirous of a gunfight,…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/22/the-cops-the-klan-go-hand-in-hand/

Florida man stabs & kills 'pro-Trump' boss, drapes American flag over his body
rt.com | 2020-01-22
A Florida construction worker outspokenly critical of President Donald Trump has been accused of killing his pro-Trump boss during a heated debate over politics, and using a brand-new Old Glory to cover the corpse. | Mason Trever Toney, 28, was arrested Monday on charges of murdering his boss William Knight, also 28, at a construction site in central Florida's Orange County. | Knight was described as a "proud and outspoken American" who was open about his support of Trump, according to the arrest affidavit filed by sheriff's deputies. Toney, on the other hand, had spoken in the past about his distaste for the…
rt.com/usa/478837-trump-boss-killed-florida/

Tanks & AR-15s: Moms 4 Housing Speaks Out After Militarized Eviction from Vacant Oakland House
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-16
We look at the fight for affordable housing in the Bay Area with Moms 4 Housing, the unhoused and insecurely housed mothers who were evicted Tuesday by a militarized police force from a vacant home they had been occupying in Oakland, California. The action ended a two-month standoff between the mothers and real estate developer Wedgewood Properties when sheriff's deputies arrested two mothers and two of their supporters. All four were released on bail Tuesday afternoon. We speak to Misty Cross, one of the moms who was arrested, and her daughter Destiny Johnson. "It was never about trying to stay in that house," s…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/16/moms_4_ho…