Monthly Archives: July 2019

2019-07-31: News Headlines

Makasi Motema (2019-07-31). Puerto Rico strike: Twelve days rattle the empire. workers.org Thousands crowded in front of the governor's mansion — La Fortaleza — as riot cops, armed to the teeth, locked shields. "The Fortress" was under siege. Here and there, the night sky was aglow with the amber light of distant flames. For 12 days, protesters stormed barricades and braved fusillades . . . | Continue reading Puerto Rico strike: Twelve days rattle the empire at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-07-31). US Teenager Charged in Killing of Italian Military Policeman. telesurenglish.net The people of the town of Somma Vesuvius, Italy, held Monday a funeral to remember Mario Cerciello Rega, a 35-year-old military policeman who was stabbed to death by a U.S. teenager in an affluent Rome neighborhood on July 26. | RELATED: | Italy Orders 24 to Life for Disappearing Italians During Operation Condor | The officer and his partner were following a clue that proved false as they would later discover. According to it, two Maghreb had stolen a backpack from Serg…

RT (2019-07-31). Pilot suspected of being drunk kicked off aircraft moments before takeoff. rt.com A pilot was arrested shortly before his flight was due to depart after the TSA and fellow staff noticed him 'behaving erratically and smelling of alcohol.' He failed a sobriety test and was arrested.

teleSUR (2019-07-31). US Court Rules for Canadian Firm To Collect $1.4B of Venezuela. telesurenglish.net With United States backing, self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido, and the Venezuelan right have been conducting an illegal operation to confiscate the Venezuelan public's wealth and assets, Executive Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said Wednesday. | RELATED: | Russia To 'Abstain' Attending Int'l Talks on Venezuela in Lima | According to r…

Rima Brusi (2019-07-30). Why Puerto Rico's Cops Ignore the Constitution at Night. thenation.com pm, after declaring the First Amendment no longer applicable, police repeatedly shot tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters.

Staff (2019-07-30). The Lines Between Us: The Modern History of Baltimore Apartheid (1/2). therealnews.com As Trump unloads a racist attack on Baltimore, we speak with author Lawrence Lanahan, who charts the history of segregation from redlining to the civil rights movement…

teleSUR (2019-07-30). Costa Rica and Panama Bust Migrant-Smuggling Network. telesurenglish.net Costa Rican and Panamanian officials arrested Tuesday nearly 49 people linked to an international human smuggling network that would charge migrants thousands of dollars to take them through Central America en route to the United States. | RELATED: | Guatemala's Top Court to Rule on 'Safe Third Country' Agreement with US | The operation constitutes one of the largest ever launched against human smugglers in Costa Rica. Migration police and prosecutors raided 36 locations…

Amy Goodman (2019-07-30). Baltimore residents: Trump's attacks on the city are rooted in "racism and white supremacy" nationofchange.org President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Ba…

RT (2019-07-30). Man charged with felony over cop-mocking Facebook page allowed to sue cops. rt.com An Ohio man charged with — and acquitted of — a felony over a satirical Facebook page mocking his local police department can sue both the city and the police who tried to send him to prison, a federal judge has ruled.

WSWS (2019-07-30). US Marines arrested for human trafficking and drug offenses. wsws.org Nineteen active-duty soldiers stationed at Camp Pendleton Marine Corp base in Southern California were arrested following an earlier investigation that revealed Marines smuggling immigrants near the US-Mexico border.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-07-30). New BLM Appointee Brings Conflicts of Interest and Plans to Sell Off Public Lands to Agency Charged With Protecting Them. commondreams.org Control over nearly 250 million acres of public lands was placed Monday in the hands of a former Reagan administration official who has argued that all federal lands should be sold to fossil fuel and other corporate interests, in accordance with the goals of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Fight Back (2019-07-29). Twin Cities marches on Eagan mall demanding justice for Isak Aden. fightbacknews.org Eagan, MN – Hundreds of community members rallied and marched on the Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan on Saturday afternoon, July 27, to demand justice for Isak Aden, a Somali man who was killed by police in this Saint Paul suburb on July 2. | Since the suburbs aren't known as Black Lives Matter strongholds, and the Eagan police had militantly tried to prevent family members and protesters from addressing the city council the week before, the rally was started as a line-up along the public sidewalk with chants and political speeches for an hour. This allowed for the crowd to swell as plans were made for furth…

Staff (2019-07-29). Baltimore Residents: Trump's Attacks on the City Are Rooted in "Racism and White Supremacy" democracynow.org President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Balti…

Paul Haeder (2019-07-27). Gender Neutral Pronouns While Nukes Go Unregulated. dissidentvoice.org Charlie Hill, Oneida-Mohawk-Cree: "A Redneck told me to go back where I came from, so I put a tipi in his backyard." What exactly is the size and shape and breadth of that infamous straw that broke the camel's back? One thousand more African-American youth murdered by cops this year in US of A? One …

Ryan Gallagher (2019-07-26). We Tested Europe's New Lie Detector for Travelers — and Immediately Triggered a False Positive. theintercept.com 4.5 million euros have been pumped into the virtual policeman project meant to judge the honesty of travelers. An expert calls the technology "not credible."

Josmar Trujillo (2019-07-26). The 'Total Anarchy' of Wet Cops. fair.org by Josmar Trujillo "Total Anarchy": The headline has changed, but the tweet remains (Twitter, 7/22/19). | The family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island father infamously choked to death by a New York City cop in 2014 (Extra!, 1—2/15), was told last week by the Justice Department that charges would not be brought against that officer. Family members and activists responded with fury, mostly aimed at Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose refusal to fire the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, allo…

Staff (2019-07-24). The Young Lords: Exploring the Legacy of the Radical Puerto Rican Activist Group 50 Years Later. democracynow.org Fifty years ago this week, a group of young radical Puerto Ricans took to the streets of New York City to announce the formation of the New York chapter of the Young Lords. Formed in the same radical tradition of the Black Panther Party, the activists soon became a force in the community that inspired people around the nation. The Young Lords occupied churches and hospitals to offer services to the community, and educated people about Puerto Rican culture and history. They called for self-determination for all Puerto Ricans, independence for the island of Puerto Rico, community control of institutions and land, f…

Dylan Citron (2019-07-23). VIDEO: 18 arrested in protest against ICE concentration camps in Boston. liberationnews.org Liberation News video of Boston area protest.

unitedEditor (2019-07-22). Erbil attack, Cyprus, Iran-US tension, S-400. uwidata.com Erbil attack In Erbil, Iraq, two terrorists carried out an armed attack killing several diplomats including an employee of the Turkish consulate general. Police arrested 27-year-old Mazlum Daƒü in connection with the incident. The search for others involved in organizing the attack is ongoing, police said. Two Iraqi citizens were also killed in the July …

patrick (2019-07-19). A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15. bdsmovement.net A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15: UpdateGroups worldwide participated in the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, creatively asserting the demand that HP Inc and HPE end their complicity in Israel's apartheid, military occupation and settler-colonialism against the Palestinian people | Economic Boycott Boycott HP Global BDS Week of Action Against HP

Paul Dobson (2019-07-15). UPDATED: Venezuela: Guaido Bodyguards Arrested as Barbados Talks Resume. venezuelanalysis.com The self-declared "Interim President" claimed his men were victims of a "set up."

2019-07-31: Social Media Postees

US Teenager Charged in Killing of Italian Military Policeman
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-31
The people of the town of Somma Vesuvius, Italy, held Monday a funeral to remember Mario Cerciello Rega, a 35-year-old military policeman who was stabbed to death by a U.S. teenager in an affluent Rome neighborhood on July 26. | RELATED: | Italy Orders 24 to Life for Disappearing Italians During Operation Condor | The officer and his partner were following a clue that proved false as they would later discover. According to it, two Maghreb had stolen a backpack from Serg…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Teenager-Charged-in-Killing-of-Italian-Military-Policeman-20190731-0010.html

US Teenager Charged in Killing of Italian Military Policeman
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-31
The people of the town of Somma Vesuvius, Italy, held Monday a funeral to remember Mario Cerciello Rega, a 35-year-old military policeman who was stabbed to death by a U.S. teenager in an affluent Rome neighborhood on July 26. | RELATED: | Italy Orders 24 to Life for Disappearing Italians During Operation Condor | The officer and his partner were following a clue that proved false as they would later discover. According to it, two Maghreb had stolen a backpack from Serg…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Teenager-Charged-in-Killing-of-Italian-Military-Policeman-20190731-0010.html

Puerto Rico strike: Twelve days rattle the empire
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2019-07-31
Thousands crowded in front of the governor's mansion — La Fortaleza — as riot cops, armed to the teeth, locked shields. "The Fortress" was under siege. Here and there, the night sky was aglow with the amber light of distant flames. For 12 days, protesters stormed barricades and braved fusillades . . . | Continue reading Puerto Rico strike: Twelve days rattle the empire at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/07/30/puerto-rico-strike-twelve-days-rattle-the-empire/

Pilot suspected of being drunk kicked off aircraft moments before takeoff
rt.com | 2019-07-31
A pilot was arrested shortly before his flight was due to depart after the TSA and fellow staff noticed him 'behaving erratically and smelling of alcohol.' He failed a sobriety test and was arrested. | …
rt.com/usa/465486-drunk-delta-pilot-kicked-off/

Why Puerto Rico's Cops Ignore the Constitution at Night
Rima Brusi | thenation.com | 2019-07-30
pm, after declaring the First Amendment no longer applicable, police repeatedly shot tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters.
thenation.com/article/puerto-rico-police-abuse/

New BLM Appointee Brings Conflicts of Interest and Plans to Sell Off Public Lands to Agency Charged With Protecting Them
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-30
Control over nearly 250 million acres of public lands was placed Monday in the hands of a former Reagan administration official who has argued that all federal lands should be sold to fossil fuel and other corporate interests, in accordance with the goals of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/30/new-blm-appointee-brings-conflicts-interest-and-plans-sell-public-lands-agency?cd-origin=rss

The Lines Between Us: The Modern History of Baltimore Apartheid (1/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-30
As Trump unloads a racist attack on Baltimore, we speak with author Lawrence Lanahan, who charts the history of segregation from redlining to the civil rights movement…
therealnews.com/stories/the-lines-between-us-the-modern-history-of-baltimore-apartheid-1-2

US Marines arrested for human trafficking and drug offenses
wsws.org | 2019-07-30
Nineteen active-duty soldiers stationed at Camp Pendleton Marine Corp base in Southern California were arrested following an earlier investigation that revealed Marines smuggling immigrants near the US-Mexico border.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/30/mari…

Baltimore residents: Trump's attacks on the city are rooted in "racism and white supremacy"
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-30
President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Ba…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/30/baltimore-residents-trumps-attacks-on-the-city-are-rooted-in-racism-and-white-supremacy/

Costa Rica and Panama Bust Migrant-Smuggling Network
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-30
Costa Rican and Panamanian officials arrested Tuesday nearly 49 people linked to an international human smuggling network that would charge migrants thousands of dollars to take them through Central America en route to the United States. | RELATED: | Guatemala's Top Court to Rule on 'Safe Third Country' Agreement with US | The operation constitutes one of the largest ever launched against human smugglers in Costa Rica. Migration police and prosecutors raided 36 locations…
telesurenglish.net/news/Costa-Rica-and-Panama-Bust-Migrant-Smuggling-Ring-20190730-0018.html

Man charged with felony over cop-mocking Facebook page allowed to sue cops
rt.com | 2019-07-30
An Ohio man charged with — and acquitted of — a felony over a satirical Facebook page mocking his local police department can sue both the city and the police who tried to send him to prison, a federal judge has ruled. | …
rt.com/usa/465345-police-parody-lawsuit-approved-ohio/

Twin Cities marches on Eagan mall demanding justice for Isak Aden
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-29
Eagan, MN – Hundreds of community members rallied and marched on the Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan on Saturday afternoon, July 27, to demand justice for Isak Aden, a Somali man who was killed by police in this Saint Paul suburb on July 2. | Since the suburbs aren't known as Black Lives Matter strongholds, and the Eagan police had militantly tried to prevent family members and protesters from addressing the city council the week before, the rally was started as a line-up along the public sidewalk with chants and political speeches for an hour. This allowed for the crowd to swell as plans were made for furth…
fightbacknews.org/2019/7/28/twin-cities-marches-eagan-mall-demanding-justice-isak-aden

Baltimore Residents: Trump's Attacks on the City Are Rooted in "Racism and White Supremacy"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-29
President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Balti…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/29/donald_tr…

Gender Neutral Pronouns While Nukes Go Unregulated
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-27
Charlie Hill, Oneida-Mohawk-Cree: "A Redneck told me to go back where I came from, so I put a tipi in his backyard." What exactly is the size and shape and breadth of that infamous straw that broke the camel's back? One thousand more African-American youth murdered by cops this year in US of A? One …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/gender-neutral-pronouns-while-nukes-go-unregulated/

The 'Total Anarchy' of Wet Cops
Josmar Trujillo | fair.org | 2019-07-26
by Josmar Trujillo "Total Anarchy": The headline has changed, but the tweet remains (Twitter, 7/22/19). | The family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island father infamously choked to death by a New York City cop in 2014 (Extra!, 1–2/15), was told last week by the Justice Department that charges would not be brought against that officer. Family members and activists responded with fury, mostly aimed at Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose refusal to fire the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, allo…
fair.org/home/the-total-anarchy-of-wet-cops/

We Tested Europe's New Lie Detector for Travelers — and Immediately Triggered a False Positive
Ryan Gallagher | theintercept.com | 2019-07-26
4.5 million euros have been pumped into the virtual policeman project meant to judge the honesty of travelers. An expert calls the technology "not credible."
theintercept.com/2019/07/26/europe-border-control-ai-lie-detector/

The Young Lords: Exploring the Legacy of the Radical Puerto Rican Activist Group 50 Years Later
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-24
Fifty years ago this week, a group of young radical Puerto Ricans took to the streets of New York City to announce the formation of the New York chapter of the Young Lords. Formed in the same radical tradition of the Black Panther Party, the activists soon became a force in the community that inspired people around the nation. The Young Lords occupied churches and hospitals to offer services to the community, and educated people about Puerto Rican culture and history. They called for self-determination for all Puerto Ricans, independence for the island of Puerto Rico, community control of institutions and land, f…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/24/young_lor…

VIDEO: 18 arrested in protest against ICE concentration camps in Boston
Dylan Citron | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-23
Liberation News video of Boston area protest.
liberationnews.org/video-18-arrested-in-protest-against-ice-concentration-camps-in-boston/

Erbil attack, Cyprus, Iran-US tension, S-400
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-22
Erbil attack In Erbil, Iraq, two terrorists carried out an armed attack killing several diplomats including an employee of the Turkish consulate general. Police arrested 27-year-old Mazlum Daƒü in connection with the incident. The search for others involved in organizing the attack is ongoing, police said. Two Iraqi citizens were also killed in the July …
uwidata.com/4445-erbil-attack-cyprus-iran-us-tension-s-400/

A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-19
A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15: UpdateGroups worldwide participated in the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, creatively asserting the demand that HP Inc and HPE end their complicity in Israel's apartheid, military occupation and settler-colonialism against the Palestinian people | Economic Boycott Boycott HP Global BDS Week of Action Against HP …
bdsmovement.net/news/round-boycotthp-global-week-action-july-10-15

A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-19
A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15: UpdateGroups worldwide participated in the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, creatively asserting the demand that HP Inc and HPE end their complicity in Israel's apartheid, military occupation and settler-colonialism against the Palestinian people | Economic Boycott Boycott HP Global BDS Week of Action Against HP …
bdsmovement.net/news/round-boycotthp-global-week-action-july-10-15

UPDATED: Venezuela: Guaido Bodyguards Arrested as Barbados Talks Resume
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The self-declared "Interim President" claimed his men were victims of a "set up."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14587