2019-03-14: Social Media Postees

How Black Lives Matter to the Green New Deal
Aaron Ross Coleman | thenation.com | 2019-03-14
How Black Lives Matter to the Green New Deal…
thenation.com/article/reparations-green-new-deal-aoc/

REVIEW: 'Juanita' charmingly centers Black woman self-care and power
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-14
The new Netflix original movie Juanita deals with a woman who is sick and tired of being sick and tired, and she's going on a vacation to not have to take it anymore. The main character, Juanita, is an older African-American working class woman who has found herself drowning in the societal ills that many …
peoplesworld.org/article/review-juanita-charmingly-centers-black-woman-self-care-and-power/

Fox Valley, WI celebrates International Women's Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-14
Appleton, WI – On March 9, about 20 people gathered at Harmony Pizza in Appleton to celebrate International Women's Day and all of the amazing revolutionary women past and present who have shaped the world we know today. | United Action Oshkosh (UAO) hosted this year's event with aims to give local women a chance to use their voice to both demonstrate and educate, but ultimately to celebrate inspiring women. | Lindsey Spietz, a leader of UAO, welcomed everyone and gave a brief introduction of the work that the group is doing, highlighting how combating police crimes is a women's issue, stating, "40…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/13/fox-valley-wi-celebrates-international-womens-day

The Kosovo War: "Humanitarian Intervention" or Undeclared War Against Yugoslavia?
Dragan Vladic | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
The armed conflict between the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and Serbian forces started in 1992 with the KLA attacks on Serbian police officers, non-Albanians that lived in Kosovo and Albanians loyal to Serbia (Johnstone, 2002; Kozyris, 1999). This low level …
globalresearch.ca/the-kosovo-war-humanitarian-intervention-or-undeclared-war-against-yugoslavia/5671466

Reputed Gambino Crime Boss Shot to Death in New York
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-14
The body of Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, 53, is discovered at his Staten Island home. Police say that no arrests have been made.
truthdig.com/articles/reputed-gambino-crime-boss-shot-to-death-in-new-york-city/

Until We Reckon: Mass Incarceration, Violence & the Radical Possibilities of Restorative Justice
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-14
A staggering 2.2 million people are locked up in America's sprawling prison system, and more than half of those currently confined in state prisons have been convicted of violent crime. In order to radically reduce the prison population and transform criminal justice in this country, author and community organizer Danielle Sered argues that reformers must reckon with violent crime and come up with radically new ways to address it. She lays out a path for this transformation in her new unflinching book, "Until We Reckon." Sered has spent nearly a decade working directly with people that have committed violent acts…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/14/until_we_…

College admissions scam: Affirmative action for the rich and the famous
Michelle Zacarias | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-14
The Department of Justice arrested 50 affluent individuals Tuesday morning, in what is being called the "largest college admissions scam" ever prosecuted. Dozens of wealthy parents, including famous actresses Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) and Lori Loughlin (Full House) were charged in an alleged conspiracy to bribe, cheat, and deceive their children's way into top colleges. …
peoplesworld.org/article/college-admissions-scam-affirmative-action-for-the-rich-and-the-famous/

To Reduce Prison Population, We Must Confront Violence in Radically New Ways
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-14
A staggering 2.2 million people are locked up in America's sprawling prison system, and more than half of those currently confined in state prisons have been convicted of violent crime. In order to radically reduce the prison population and transform criminal justice in this country, author and community organizer Danielle Sered argues that reformers must reckon with violent crime and come up with radically new ways to address it. She lays out a path for this transformation in her new unflinching book, Until We Reckon. Sered has spent nearly a decade working directly with people that have committed violent act…
truthout.org/video/mass-incarceration-and-the-radical-possibilities-of-restorative-justice/

IMF endorses Sri Lankan government budget
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
In line with the IMF's austerity demands, the government budget contains new taxes and rate rises as well as increased spending on the military and the police.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/14/econ…

Facebook reportedly under criminal investigation for secret data-sharing deals
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-14
Federal prosecutors are probing Facebook's illicit data-sharing partnerships, reportedly subpoenaing data from smartphone manufacturers as the regulatory walls appear to close in on the beleaguered social media firm. | …
rt.com/usa/453773-facebook-grand-jury-data-sharing/

Documents Reveal ICE Using Driver Location Data From Local Police for Deportations
ACLU | indybay.org | 2019-03-14
Local governments like Merced and Union City, California, are feeding their residents' personal information to ICE, even when it violates local privacy laws or sanctuary policies. California Senate Bill 34 and the California Values Act (SB 54) are supposed to prohibit local law enforcement agencies from sharing license plate information and personal information for immigration enforcement or with out-of-state or federal agencies.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/13/18821898.php

NSW Not 4 Sale
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Is anything really going to change in NSW on March 23? | Let's assume Glad the Impaler [NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian] gets up and we are subjected to another four years of the Coalition's neo-conservative brutality. | Everything that hasn't already been sold is then put up for sale, forgoing any pretence of morality or acting in the public good. Public assets segue into private property. | The entire state becomes a private entity, run purely for profit — even the prisons. | The public service is further eviscerated with the few remaining public assets given over to the multinational corporates and the sc…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-not-4-sale

Billions of Swedish Krona Supported Anti-Apartheid Struggle
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-14
Birgitta Karlstrà∂m Dorph was on a secret mission in South Africa between 1982 and 1988, writes Ida Karlsson. By Ida Karlsson in Stockholm Inter Press Service Between 1982 and 1988 Birgitta Karlstrà∂m Dorph was on a secret mission in South Africa…. Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/14/billions-of-swedish-krona-supported-anti-apartheid-struggle/

YouTube Finally Shuts Down SevenSuperGirls Months After Creator Arrested for Pedophilia
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-14
(ZH) — YouTube has finally gotten around to shutting down a notorious soft-core 'pedo-centric' channel months after its creator was arrested in Central Florida for molesting a 15-year-old girl in a hotel room near Walt Disney World. UK-based Ian Rylett, 55, was arrested in August of 2018 on suspicion of molesting the teen, shortly after she signed a contract …

YouTube Finally Shuts Down SevenSuperGirls Months After Creator Arrested for Pedophilia

Uber Driver Exposes Undercover Cops on Camera to Save Lyft Driver From Sting
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-14
(TMU) — For years, the city of Los Angeles has been one of the most unfriendly places in the United States for drivers that work for rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. Los Angeles is one of the only places in the country where police set up sting operations to catch rideshare drivers breaking regulations that …

Uber Driver Exposes Undercover Cops on Camera to Save Lyft Driver From Sting

Angolan Court Frees 13 Pro-Independence Activists
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-13
Members of the Independence Movement of Cabinda protesting against the arrest of activist in Cabinda in February 2019. | © 2019 Private | A court in Angola's oil-rich province of Cabinda has ordered the release of 13 of the 63 activists arrested during a massive police crackdown earlier…
hrw.org/news/2019/03/13/angolan-court-frees-13-pro-independence-activists

Cheating, Bribes & Lies: DOJ Charges Dozens of Rich Parents & Coaches in College Admission Scandal
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-13
Operation Varsity Blues. That's the name of a sweeping federal probe into what the Justice Department calls the biggest college admissions scam the agency has ever uncovered. On Tuesday, 50 people, including 13 college coaches, were arrested for taking part in a scheme where wealthy parents paid exorbitant bribes to secure spots for their unqualified children in elite schools, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, UCLA, USC and Wake Forest. Prosecutors have charged 33 parents, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin; Loughlin's husband, the fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli; and Bill McGlash…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/13/cheating_…

Guatemala: Reject Amnesty for Atrocities
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-13
Emma Guadalupe Molina Theissen, left, and her mother Emma arrive for a press conference in Guatemala City, Friday, May 25, 2018. Four retired high-ranking military officers in Guatemala were convicted Wednesday of crimes against humanity and other charges in the 1981 rape and torture of Emma Guadalupe and the disappearance of her teenage brother Marco Antonio. | © 2019 AP Photo/Moises Castillo | (New York) — The Guatemalan Congress should comply with a Mar…
hrw.org/news/2019/03/13/guatemala-reject-amnesty-atrocities

Documents Reveal ICE Using Driver Location Data From Local Police for Deportations
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-13
Records obtained in an ACLU lawsuit show how ICE is accessing billions of location data points from license plate scanners in over a dozen states. | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is using mass location surveillance to target immigrants. And local governments like Merced and Union City, California, are helping — feeding their residents' personal information to ICE, even when it violates local privacy laws or sanctuary policies. Today, the ACLU is urging an immediate end to this information sharing. | Records obtained by the ACLU of Norther…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-border-patrol-abuses/documents-reveal-ice-using-driver-location-data

France Gifts Boats to Abusive Libyan Coast Guard
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-13
Screenshot of a Channel 4 video showing the alleged conditions inside migrant camps in Libya, March 2019. | © Channel 4/YouTube | People shackled, beaten, burned, crushed, hung upside down, threatened, and detained in horrendous conditions: the images broadcast recently by Channel 4 News apparently showing the torture and inhumane conditions suffered by some migrants in Libya are unbearable t…
hrw.org/news/2019/03/13/france-gifts-boats-abusive-libyan-coast-guard

Armed Police Break Up Mozambique Children's March
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-13
Some of the members of Mozambican leading women's rights groups, Forum Mulher. | © 2019 Forum Mulher | Authorities in Mozambique's capital, Maputo, shut down one march and initially blocked another in the latest onslaught against free expression in the country. On March 1, police officers armed with rifles disrupted a march organized by a local primary school to mark the city's annual…
hrw.org/news/2019/03/13/armed-police-break-mozambique-childrens-march

Lebanon: Ziad Itani's litmus test in authorities' intent to address torture
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-03-13
One year after Lebanese actor Ziad Itani was released from detention, he is no closer to getting justice for the appalling torture he was subjected to in prison, Amnesty International said today. | On 13 March 2018 a military court acquitted Ziad Itani of charges of spying for Israel and released him. He had spent three and a half months in detention, on the basis of trumped-up charges. During the trial, Itani reported being held in solitary confinement, subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention, and denied access to legal counsel. The Military court failed to act on these reports. |
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/03/lebanon-ziad-itanis-litmus-test-in-authorities-intent-to-address-torture/

Justice for Stephon Clark: Protests Erupt as DA Fails to Charge Cops Who Killed Unarmed Black Father
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-12
Protests in Sacramento continue more than a week after the county's district attorney announced the two police officers who shot and killed 22-year-old, unarmed African American Stephon Clark in his grandmother's backyard last year will not face criminal charges. Since the news broke, organizers have joined walkouts at local colleges and high schools, demonstrations at the City Council, an ongoing occupation of a Sacramento police station, a die-in at UC Davis and a protest in one of the city's wealthiest neighborhoods that led to 84 arrests. This marks the 34th consecutive police shooting review in which Sacrame…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/12/justice_f…

Awaiting Justice for Rio Human Rights Defender
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-12
Marielle Franco. | © Mídia Ninja | Rio de Janeiro police detained on March 12, two former military police officers for the killing of human rights defender and councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes, two days before the one-year anniversary of their deaths. | The civil police officer in charge of the investigation said retired sergeant Ronnie Lessa executed Franco and Gomes fro…
hrw.org/news/2019/03/12/awaiting-justice-rio-human-rights-defender

"I Know No One More Patriotic": Daniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. Manning had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia's Eastern District to appear for questioning about her 2010 leak to WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of State Department and Pentagon documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Manning was imprisoned from 2010 to 2017 for the leak. President Obama commuted her sentence before he left office. We speak with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about the s…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/i_know_no…

Glenn Greenwald: Chelsea Manning's Refusal to Testify Against WikiLeaks Will Help Save Press Freedom
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. Manning, a U.S. Army whistleblower, had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia's Eastern District to appear for questioning about her 2010 leak to WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of State Department and Pentagon documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/glenn_gre…

The Leniency Shown to Paul Manafort Should Be the Norm for Everyone — Not Just Rich White Men
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-11
To end mass incarceration, the criminal legal system should stop pushing long prison sentences as a default solution to punishing crime. | Last week, Americans got a front row seat to the two systems of justice we have in America, one reserved for rich white men and the other for communities of color. Unfortunately, though, many people may have drawn the wrong lessons from these examples. | On Thursday, Paul Manafort, a white man, got a 47-month sentence for massive tax and bank fraud, far less than the 24 years recommended by prosecutors. People were outraged, rightfully pointing out that every day in America, B…
aclu.org/blog/smart-justice/sentencing-reform/leniency-shown-paul-manafort-should-be-norm-everyone-not-just

FIFA can afford to close pay gap — but won't
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-09
When world football executives receive FIFA's annual report this year, they will see that US$753,000 is funding a women's league in Colombia, $588,197 is helping female players in New Zealand and girls in Botswana are benefiting from $341,600. | That's merely a snapshot of the $270.3 million that football's world governing body has invested in projects between 2016 and 2018. | Four years since police raided the hotel and offices of football officials and FIFA's Zurich headquarters in 2015 in a scandal that threatened the organisation's existence, FIFA is awash with cash. | People with knowledge of FIFA's finances…
greenleft.org.au/content/fifa-can-afford-close-pay-gap-%E2%80%93-won%E2%80%99t

Weekend Read: Why is racism still America's biggest problem?
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-08
It rained on marchers from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, and it rained on them again last weekend as they commemorated the day when police beat civil rights marchers so badly that the date became known the nation over as Bloody Sunday.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/08/weekend-read-why-racism-still-america%25E2%2580%2599s-biggest-problem

U.S. Has Supplied UAE $27B in Arms Despite Nation's Links to Torture, Mercenaries & Child Soldiers
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-07
We look at how U.S. weapons are supporting the ongoing devastation in Yemen with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of a new report about the role the United Arab Emirates has played in Yemen. It is titled "'Little Sparta': The United States-United Arab Emirates Alliance and the War in Yemen." We also speak with Ruhan Nagra, the executive director of the University Network for Human Rights, and Radhya Al-Mutawakel, chairperson of the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights. They recently published an investigation into the role of U.S.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/7/us_has_sup…

Weekend Read: 'If I'd been white, I guarantee you they wouldn't have taken my money'
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-01
"The robber didn't get anything, but the police got everything."
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/01/weekend-read-if-i%25E2%2580%2599d-been-white-i-guarantee-you-they-wouldn%25E2%2580%2599t-have-taken-my-money

No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-02-14
No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank: In the NewsBy Andrew Rettman Sanctions and governmentsFebruary 14, 2019 | By: | | euobserver …
bdsmovement.net/news/no-eu-cost-israeli-apartheid-west-bank

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