Daily Archives: July 6, 2019

2019-07-06: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-07-05). First Arrest Over Odebrecht Corruption In Mexico. telesurenglish.net The former director of Mexico's state oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) has been was arrested Friday on corruption and bribery charges. | Emilio Lozoya ran the highly-indebted PEMEX during the previous neoliberal administration of Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), a period already marked by rampant corruption and a unprecedented murder rates. The arrest of Lozoya is Mexico's first in relation to the sprawling Odebrecht kickbacks case that is already well underway in nearly all Latin American countries. | The whereabouts of the defendant, however, are unknown and the court has asked Interpol to issue a re…

ziyaad (2019-07-05). Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP. bdsmovement.net Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP: UpdateFrom July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel's apartheid, occupation and colonisation. | Boycott HPJuly 5, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Europeans Witness Climate Change, It's Only the Beginning: WWF. telesurenglish.net Record-breaking temperatures, droughts and heatwaves across Europe represent the reality of climate change, the global conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Thursday. | RELATED: | Scotland's Environmental Rights at Risk if Brexit Passes | The region hasn't witnesses seasonal changes at this level since the 1940's, researchers said. | In Ge…

Rob Urie (2019-07-05). Born on the 5th of July. counterpunch.org The unifying factor behind environmental decline, an extractive health care system, mind-numbing work for poverty wages, perpetual wars and increasingly intrusive and assertive commercial relations, is capitalism. Of course, the term is an abstraction, shorthand for a belief system used to explain and organize social relations. Its history is of brutality, pillage and genocide explained by its perpetrators as laying the ground for some imagined future civility. More

RT (2019-07-04). California passes law to protect black people's 'natural hair' from discrimination. rt.com California has upheld its liberal image by officially making 'hair discrimination' a thing. "Natural" black hairstyles like dreadlocks and braids are now legally protected there against encroaching "Eurocentric" employers.

teleSUR (2019-07-04). Guatemala Arrests 109 Migrants Amid Immigration Crack Down. telesurenglish.net Over 100 migrants were arrested by Guatemalan police as the Central American nation cracks down on immigration in compliance with the United States' anti-migration policy, official sources said Thursday. | RELATED: | Guatemala Cannot Be A Safe Third Country For Migrants: VP | A total of 109 migrants "without required documentation to stay legally in Guatemala" have been arrested since the operation Plan Gobernanza (Governance Plan) was authorized on Wednesday, Alejandra Mena, spokesw…

Staff (2019-07-04). Danny Glover & Ta-Nehisi Coates Make the Case for Reparations at Historic Congressional Hearing. democracynow.org On June 19, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary held a historic hearing on reparations for slavery—the first of its kind in over a decade. The hearing coincided with Juneteenth, a day that commemorates June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galveston, Texas, finally learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had abolished slavery. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade. Lawmakers are considering a bill titled the "Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act." It was introduced by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston, after former Congressm…

Human Rights Watch (2019-07-04). Guinea: New Law Could Shield Police From Prosecution. hrw.org | | | Gendarmes respond to an opposition demonstration in Conakry, Guinea, on November 15, 2018. | | © 2018 Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images | Guinea's president should not put into effect a new law that gives gendarmes too much discretion to use firearms and could shield them from prosecution in case of unlawful killings, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Guinea's security forces have a record of using excessive force in responding to often viol…

teleSUR (2019-07-04). Egyptian Foreign Minister Pushes for Peace During AU Summit. telesurenglish.net Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is throwing his support behind the "Silencing the Guns" initiative that urges African nations to retire their weapons and end their bloody fights. | RELATED: | S.Africa's Court Rejects Bid To Abandon Apartheid Anti-Riot Law | During the African Union's (AU) Summit this week in Niamey, Niger, Shoukry encouraged construction and econom…

teleSUR (2019-07-04). Jakarta Residents Sue Indonesian Government Over Air Pollution. telesurenglish.net Residents of Indonesia's capital on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the government over the toxic levels of air pollution that regularly blanket the city. | RELATED: | In Climate Apartheid World's Poor Will Be Left to Suffer: UN Report | Fed up with what they say is worsening air pollution, a group of 31 concerned residents has sued President Joko Widodo, as well as the ministry of environment and forestry, ministry of health, and Jakarta's governor. | The plaintiffs [mdas…

teleSUR (2019-07-04). S.Africa's Court Rejects Bid To Abandon Apartheid Anti-Riot Law. telesurenglish.net South Africa's opposition party leader Julius Malema lost a court bid Thursday to declare unconstitutional an apartheid-era anti-riot law, under which he has been charged with incitement. | RELATED: | Pro-Palestine Activists Occupy Israeli Weapons Factory in UK | Used during white-minority rule to prevent and clamp down on anti-apartheid rallies, the 1956 Riotous Assemblies Act defines conditions under which public gatherings can take place. | It also makes it an offense to inc…

United Nations (2019-07-03). Restrictions, unmet promises, unbridled violence in Sudan, a 'recipe for disaster', says Bachelet. un.org After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restrictions on the internet and launch independent investigations into all acts of violence against demonstrators, and allegations of excessive force, including attacks on hospitals.

susan_p (2019-07-03). Joint solidarity statement: Stop police brutality in Hong Kong! No extradition to China! greenleft.org.au The following joint statement in solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong initiated by the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) has been supported by nearly 60 international organisations and parties. | We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the high-handed approach by the Hong Kong government in dealing with the recent mass protests against the proposed extradition bill. | We condemn the use of unprecedented excessive force by the Hong Kong police in dispersing and arresting protesters. The use of tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and bean bag rounds, as well as beating up unarmed protest…

Staff (2019-07-03). Buttigieg's Promise Stumbles over Racial Justice in his Backyard. therealnews.com The Nation's Jeet Heer upacks the contradictions of Pete Buttigieg, a combat veteran and Ivy Leaguer who rebuilt his city by not paying attention to police brutality or the Black community…

Rachel Janik (2019-06-28). Florida Man Arrested for Racist Threats Once Attacked an African American Police Officer. splcenter.org A long string of felony charges and a tip-off from the Department of Homeland Security led to the arrest of a Florida man for racist and antisemitic threats posted to Gab and Bitchute.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-06-27). White Nationalist Shieldwall Network Member Arrested in Alleged Anti-LGBTQ Attack Invokes Domestic Terror Ideology on Facebook. splcenter.org Three members of the Shieldwall Network (SWN), an Arkansas-based white nationalist group founded by longtime movement leader Billy Roper, were arrested last week in connection with second-degree battery.

Staff (2019-06-27). Headlines for June 27, 2019. democracynow.org 2020 Democratic Primary Debate Kicks Off with Focus on Immigration, Healthcare, Senate Passes Border Aid Package After Rejecting House Version, Bank of America Ends Relationship with Migrant Prison Companies, Asylum Officers Say Trump's "Remain in Mexico" Policy Threatens Migrants' Lives, Family of Black Man Shot by Indiana Cop Sues Officer, City of South Bend, Twin Suicide Bombs Rock Tunis, Trump, World Leaders in Osaka for G20, Court Rules France Failed to Properly Address Air Pollution, U.N. Expert Warns of Impending "Climate Apartheid", NYC Votes to Declare a "Climate Emergency", Dems Vote to Subpoena Kellyan…

Liberation Staff (2019-06-24). 3,000 pack town hall after Phoenix cops assault, threaten to shoot family over $1 doll. liberationnews.org The phony "shock" and listening exercises of the police chief and local politicians will bring neither justice nor change.

SAMIR (2019-06-20). Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show. bdsmovement.net Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show: UpdateFans attending European tour dates join Palestinian and Brazilian arts organizations in urging star to cancel apartheid Tel Aviv show | Cultural BoycottJune 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-06-19). Gab Waited Days to Remove a User Arrested for Inciting Violence. splcenter.org A man who authorities say wanted to start a race war stayed on the social network Gab for days after he was arrested for allegedly inciting violence on it, according to a Hatewatch review.

PACBI (2019-06-14). Puma is devoted to universal equality and apartheid. Wait…what!? bdsmovement.net Puma is devoted to universal equality and apartheid. Wait…what!?: Action AlertTake action to tell Puma: You can't be devoted to "universal equality" while supporting Israel's apartheid regime. | Boycott PumaJune 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

SAMIR (2019-06-12). Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv! bdsmovement.net Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv!: Open LetterPalestinian cultural organizations urge Brazilian musician to cancel his scheduled performance in apartheid Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottJune 12, 2019…

PACBI (2019-06-05). More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid: In the NewsTrade unions, movements, artisans, businesses and cultural, recreational and sports centers join campaign for Palestinian rights in what is also a clear stand against the mounting racism and nationalist closure that is fomenting hatred and intolerance across Europ…

2019-07-06: Social Media Postees

First Arrest Over Odebrecht Corruption In Mexico
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
The former director of Mexico's state oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) has been was arrested Friday on corruption and bribery charges. | Emilio Lozoya ran the highly-indebted PEMEX during the previous neoliberal administration of Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), a period already marked by rampant corruption and a unprecedented murder rates. The arrest of Lozoya is Mexico's first in relation to the sprawling Odebrecht kickbacks case that is already well underway in nearly all Latin American countries. | The whereabouts of the defendant, however, are unknown and the court has asked Interpol to issue a re…
telesurenglish.net/news/First-Arrest-Over-Odebrecht-Corruption-In-Mexico-20190705-0018.html

Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP
ziyaad | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-05
Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP: UpdateFrom July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel's apartheid, occupation and colonisation. | Boycott HPJuly 5, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/join-global-bds-week-action-against-hp

Born on the 5th of July
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
The unifying factor behind environmental decline, an extractive health care system, mind-numbing work for poverty wages, perpetual wars and increasingly intrusive and assertive commercial relations, is capitalism. Of course, the term is an abstraction, shorthand for a belief system used to explain and organize social relations. Its history is of brutality, pillage and genocide explained by its perpetrators as laying the ground for some imagined future civility.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/born-on-the-5th-of-july/

California passes law to protect black people's 'natural hair' from discrimination
rt.com | 2019-07-04
California has upheld its liberal image by officially making 'hair discrimination' a thing. "Natural" black hairstyles like dreadlocks and braids are now legally protected there against encroaching "Eurocentric" employers. | …
rt.com/usa/463332-california-protects-black-hair-crown/

Guatemala Arrests 109 Migrants Amid Immigration Crack Down
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-04
Over 100 migrants were arrested by Guatemalan police as the Central American nation cracks down on immigration in compliance with the United States' anti-migration policy, official sources said Thursday. | RELATED: | Guatemala Cannot Be A Safe Third Country For Migrants: VP | A total of 109 migrants "without required documentation to stay legally in Guatemala" have been arrested since the operation Plan Gobernanza (Governance Plan) was authorized on Wednesday, Alejandra Mena, spokesw…
telesurenglish.net/news/Guatemala-Arrests-109-Migrants-Crack-Down-20190704-0026.html

Danny Glover & Ta-Nehisi Coates Make the Case for Reparations at Historic Congressional Hearing
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-04
On June 19, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary held a historic hearing on reparations for slavery–the first of its kind in over a decade. The hearing coincided with Juneteenth, a day that commemorates June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galveston, Texas, finally learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had abolished slavery. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade. Lawmakers are considering a bill titled the "Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act." It was introduced by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston, after former Congressm…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/4/ta_nehisi_…

Guinea: New Law Could Shield Police From Prosecution
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-07-04
| Gendarmes respond to an opposition demonstration in Conakry, Guinea, on November 15, 2018. | | © 2018 Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images | Guinea's president should not put into effect a new law that gives gendarmes too much discretion to use firearms and could shield them from prosecution in case of unlawful killings, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Guinea's security forces have a record of using excessive force in responding to often viol…
hrw.org/news/2019/07/04/guinea-new-law-could-shield-police-prosecution

Jakarta Residents Sue Indonesian Government Over Air Pollution
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-04
Residents of Indonesia's capital on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the government over the toxic levels of air pollution that regularly blanket the city. | RELATED: | In Climate Apartheid World's Poor Will Be Left to Suffer: UN Report | Fed up with what they say is worsening air pollution, a group of 31 concerned residents has sued President Joko Widodo, as well as the ministry of environment and forestry, ministry of health, and Jakarta's governor. | The plaintiffs [mdas…
telesurenglish.net/news/Jakarta-Residents-Sue-Indonesian-Government-Over-Air-Pollution-20190704-0022.html

S.Africa's Court Rejects Bid To Abandon Apartheid Anti-Riot Law
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-04
South Africa's opposition party leader Julius Malema lost a court bid Thursday to declare unconstitutional an apartheid-era anti-riot law, under which he has been charged with incitement. | RELATED: | Pro-Palestine Activists Occupy Israeli Weapons Factory in UK | Used during white-minority rule to prevent and clamp down on anti-apartheid rallies, the 1956 Riotous Assemblies Act defines conditions under which public gatherings can take place. | It also makes it an offense to inc…
telesurenglish.net/news/S.Africas-Court-Rejects-Bid-To-Abandon-Apartheid-Anti-Riot-Law-20190704-0015.html

Egyptian Foreign Minister Pushes for Peace During AU Summit
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-04
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is throwing his support behind the "Silencing the Guns" initiative that urges African nations to retire their weapons and end their bloody fights. | RELATED: | S.Africa's Court Rejects Bid To Abandon Apartheid Anti-Riot Law | During the African Union's (AU) Summit this week in Niamey, Niger, Shoukry encouraged construction and econom…
telesurenglish.net/news/Egyptian-Foreign-Minister-Pushes-for-Peace-During-AU-Summit-20190704-0024.html

Restrictions, unmet promises, unbridled violence in Sudan, a 'recipe for disaster', says Bachelet
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-03
After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restrictions on the internet and launch independent investigations into all acts of violence against demonstrators, and allegations of excessive force, including attacks on hospitals.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1041802

Joint solidarity statement: Stop police brutality in Hong Kong! No extradition to China!
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-03
The following joint statement in solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong initiated by the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) has been supported by nearly 60 international organisations and parties. | We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the high-handed approach by the Hong Kong government in dealing with the recent mass protests against the proposed extradition bill. | We condemn the use of unprecedented excessive force by the Hong Kong police in dispersing and arresting protesters. The use of tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and bean bag rounds, as well as beating up unarmed protest…
greenleft.org.au/content/joint-solidarity-statement-stop-police-brutality-hong-kong-no-extradition-china

Buttigieg's Promise Stumbles over Racial Justice in his Backyard
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-03
The Nation's Jeet Heer upacks the contradictions of Pete Buttigieg, a combat veteran and Ivy Leaguer who rebuilt his city by not paying attention to police brutality or the Black community…
therealnews.com/stories/buttigiegs-promise-stumbles-over-racial-justice-in-his-backyard

Florida Man Arrested for Racist Threats Once Attacked an African American Police Officer
Rachel Janik | splcenter.org | 2019-06-28
A long string of felony charges and a tip-off from the Department of Homeland Security led to the arrest of a Florida man for racist and antisemitic threats posted to Gab and Bitchute.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/06/28/florida-man-arrested-racist-threats-once-attacked-african-american-police-officer

White Nationalist Shieldwall Network Member Arrested in Alleged Anti-LGBTQ Attack Invokes Domestic Terror Ideology on Facebook
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-06-27
Three members of the Shieldwall Network (SWN), an Arkansas-based white nationalist group founded by longtime movement leader Billy Roper, were arrested last week in connection with second-degree battery.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/06/27/white-nationalist-shieldwall-network-member-arrested-alleged-anti-lgbtq-attack-invokes

Headlines for June 27, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-06-27
2020 Democratic Primary Debate Kicks Off with Focus on Immigration, Healthcare, Senate Passes Border Aid Package After Rejecting House Version, Bank of America Ends Relationship with Migrant Prison Companies, Asylum Officers Say Trump's "Remain in Mexico" Policy Threatens Migrants' Lives, Family of Black Man Shot by Indiana Cop Sues Officer, City of South Bend, Twin Suicide Bombs Rock Tunis, Trump, World Leaders in Osaka for G20, Court Rules France Failed to Properly Address Air Pollution, U.N. Expert Warns of Impending "Climate Apartheid", NYC Votes to Declare a "Climate Emergency", Dems Vote to Subpoena Kellyan…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/27/headlines

ICYMI: Election Security Tele Townhall
Vanessa Mbonu | naacp.org | 2019-06-24
NAACP held a tele townhall on Wednesday, June 19 to strategize on to make election security a top priority. The event featured policymakers and thought leaders in a candid conversation about election security, the role of social and digital media, and how we can combat the attempts to diminish the political power of the African-American …
naacp.org/latest/icymi-election-security-tele-townhall/

3,000 pack town hall after Phoenix cops assault, threaten to shoot family over $1 doll
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-24
The phony "shock" and listening exercises of the police chief and local politicians will bring neither justice nor change.
liberationnews.org/3000-pack-town-hall-after-phoenix-cops-assault-threaten-to-shoot-family-over-1-doll/

Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-20
Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show: UpdateFans attending European tour dates join Palestinian and Brazilian arts organizations in urging star to cancel apartheid Tel Aviv show | Cultural BoycottJune 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
bdsmovement.net/news/milton-fans

Gab Waited Days to Remove a User Arrested for Inciting Violence
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-06-19
A man who authorities say wanted to start a race war stayed on the social network Gab for days after he was arrested for allegedly inciting violence on it, according to a Hatewatch review.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/06/19/gab-waited-days-remove-user-arrested-inciting-violence

Puma is devoted to universal equality and apartheid. Wait…what!?
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-14
Puma is devoted to universal equality and apartheid. Wait…what!?: Action AlertTake action to tell Puma: You can't be devoted to "universal equality" while supporting Israel's apartheid regime. | Boycott PumaJune 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
bdsmovement.net/news/puma-devoted-universal-equality-and-apartheid-wait-what

Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv!
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-12
Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv!: Open LetterPalestinian cultural organizations urge Brazilian musician to cancel his scheduled performance in apartheid Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottJune 12, 2019…
bdsmovement.net/news/milton-nascimento-cancel-tel-aviv

More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-05
More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid: In the NewsTrade unions, movements, artisans, businesses and cultural, recreational and sports centers join campaign for Palestinian rights in what is also a clear stand against the mounting racism and nationalist closure that is fomenting hatred and intolerance across Europ…
bdsmovement.net/news/more-100-commercial-cultural-and-sporting-activities-italy-declare-themselves-free-israeli