2019-07-10: Social Media Postees

Corrupt connections: Jeffrey Epstein, Donald Trump, and Alex Acosta
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-10
Billionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein was arrested this week for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of underage girls in Florida and New York between 2002 and 2005. His arrest comes 12 years after the financier was let off the hook for sexually exploiting over 30 underage girls in Florida. Epstein's case is not just one …
peoplesworld.org/article/corrupt-connections-jeffrey-epstein-donald-trump-and-alex-acosta/

'Reputation managers' get to work scrubbing Clinton-Epstein connection from Wikipedia
rt.com | 2019-07-10
The internet's unofficial Ministry of Truth has been hard at work trying to memory-hole links between former US President Bill Clinton and financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was recently arrested and charged with sex trafficking. | …
rt.com/usa/463794-clinton-epstein-whitewashed-wikipedia-google/

Slovenia Vows to Recognize Palestine Despite Israeli Threats
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-10
Slovenia's Foreign Minister Miro Cerar said Wednesday in Ljubljana, the capital of his country, that his nation wishes to recognize the State of Palestine and hopes to be able to do so in the near future along with other European Union (EU) countries. | RELATED: | Israel's Apartheid Wall Stands 15 Years After UN Deemed it Illegal | "We will continue with activities so that a small group of EU member countries can be formed as soon as possible, which together with Slovenia recognize P…
telesurenglish.net/news/Slovenia-Vows-to-Recognize-Palestine-Despite-Israeli-Threats-20190710-0007.html

'Policing the womb' in Alabama
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2019-07-10
Marshae Jones The intensified attack on women, the gender-oppressed and reproductive justice, denounced as "policing the womb" by reproductive rights advocate and activist Michelle Goodwin, has reached a new level of violence in Alabama. On July 3, Marshae Jones, a young pregnant African-American woman, was arrested after being indicted by . . . | Continue reading 'Policing the womb' in Alabama at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/07/09/policing-the-womb-in-alabama/

Black People Don't Need Murals To Remember Injustice
Jennifer Wilson | thenation.com | 2019-07-09
Black People Don't Need Murals To Remember Injustice…
thenation.com/article/san-francisco-school-mural/

"Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
Israel new course to prepare high school students traveling overseas to be good "ambassadors" includes training on how to combat BDS, claims of apartheid and…
mintpressnews.com/israel-mandatory-course-students-abroad/260240/

Israel Apartheid Wall Stands 15-yrs After UN Deemed it Illegal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Israel's construction of its 760 km-long separation wall in the occupied Palestinian West Bank advances as Tuesday marks the 15th anniversary since the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion that deemed it illegal. | RELATED: | Israel Disappeared Documents to Discredit Nakba: Report | While the decision is non-binding, the United Nations judiciary body ruled in 2004 that…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Apartheid-Wall-Stands-15-yrs-UN-Deemed-it-Illegal-20190709-0032.html

Entry Ban at Israeli City Park Provokes Apartheid Warnings
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-09
The barring of a lawyer and her infant from a public park in the Galilee last week has triggered a legal battle over whether local authorities in Israel can segregate citizens on a racial basis. Human rights groups have warned that the ban marks a growing trend by local authorities representing the Jewish majority towards …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/entry-ban-at-israeli-city-park-provokes-apartheid-warnings/

Israeli Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid exceed the worst of South Africa's high crimes. | In 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the West Bank occupied. The same holds for Gaza and East Jerusalem. | According to the ICJ, | "Israeli settlements | …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-occupation-colonialism-and-apartheid/5683096

Charges Dropped Against Pregnant Shooting Victim Amid Outcry over the Criminalization of Pregnancy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-08
Following immense public pressure, prosecutors in Alabama have dropped manslaughter changers against Marshae Jones, a 28-year-old African-American woman whose pregnancy ended after she was shot in the stomach by a coworker. Local police accused Jones of starting the fight that led to the shooting in the parking lot of a Dollar General store outside of Birmingham. A grand jury then indicted Jones on manslaughter but dismissed any charges against the shooter. The case drew national outcry from women's rights advocates concerned about the criminalization of pregnant women and the legal implications of so-called feta…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/8/seg_3

Veterans Affairs Police Are Supposed to "Protect Those Who Served." They Have a Shocking Record of Brutality and Impunity
Jasper Craven | theintercept.com | 2019-07-08
The VA is unable to conduct adequate oversight of its 4,200 police officers. Veterans across the country pay the price — sometimes with their lives.
theintercept.com/2019/07/08/veterans-affairs-police-va/

Jeffrey Epstein, a Billionaire Friend of Presidents Trump & Clinton, Arrested for Sex Trafficking
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-08
Billionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, who has been accused of sexually assaulting underage girls for more than a decade, will appear in federal court today in Manhattan on sex trafficking charges. He was arrested on Saturday for allegedly running a sex trafficking operation by luring underage girls as young as 14 years old to his mansion in Manhattan. Epstein was previously accused of molesting and trafficking dozens of underage girls in Florida, but he ended up serving just 13 months in county jail after the U.S. prosecutor in Florida, Alexander Acosta, cut what's been described as "one of the most len…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/8/jeffrey_ep…

Cops Raided This Black-Owned Business Eight Times, and They Still Weren't Done
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-08
To understand how policing affects the psyche of a community, we explore the story of black business owner in Baltimore who was raided so many times he filed a lawsuit, and won…
therealnews.com/stories/cops-raided-this-black-owned-business-eight-times-and-they-still-werent-done

Tupac Shakur's Commitment to Resistance and Revolution Began in Baltimore
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-07
In celebration of Black Music Month, we honored Tupac Shakur whose commitment to resistance and revolution was fostered in Baltimore. Interviews include Marc Steiner a former teacher of his and author John Potash about the FBI targeting of both Tupac Shakur and his mother Black Panther leader Afeni Shakur…
therealnews.com/stories/tupac-shakurs-commitment-to-resistance-and-revolution-began-in-balti

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

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_…

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

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

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

What's Trending: Black News Weekly
Vanessa Mbonu | naacp.org | 2019-06-17
The New York Times: This Empty Lot Is Worth Millions. It's Also an African-American Burial Ground. The owner of a plot of land in Queens wants to sell it or develop it. Others want to memorialize one of the city's first communities for former and freed slaves. Blackpress USA: Rep. Waters Works …
naacp.org/latest/whats-trending-black-news-weekly/

Saudi Arabia: Decision to spare teenager's life must be followed by abolition of death penalty for all juveniles
amnesty.org | 2019-06-17
Responding to the news that Murtaja Qureiris, the young man from Saudi Arabia arrested at the age of 13, will not face execution and has been sentenced to 12 years in prison instead, Amnesty International's Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf said: | "The news that Murtaja Qureiris will not face execution is a huge relief for him and his family, but it is utterly outrageous that the Saudi Arabian authorities were seeking the death penalty for some…
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/06/saudi-arabia-decision-to-spare-teenagers-life-must-be-followed-by-abolition-of-death-penalty-for-all-juveniles/

Two protesters arrested at Melbourne rally in defence of Assange
wsws.org | 2019-06-17
The arrests were aimed at intimidating supporters of WikiLeaks and preventing broader layers from joining the campaign to defend Assange and all democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/17/melb…

Ethiopia: Skirting human rights violations: Recommendations for the reform of Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
amnesty.org | 2019-06-17
Ethiopia has experienced marked human rights progress since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April 2018. The government released prisoners of conscience, initiated reform of repressive laws, shut a prison renowned for torture, and arrested and charged former officials suspected of human rights violations. But the country faces significant challenges ahead of elections slated for 2020, including rising tensions, conflict along ethnic lines, and accountability for past and present human rights violations. To consolidate progress amidst these challenges, the government needs to expedite systemic reform of ke…
amnesty.org/en/documents/afr25/0123/2019/en/

Kansas police's 'humorous' tweet asking moms to snitch on dads for Father's Day implodes
rt.com | 2019-06-17
A Fathers' Day "joke" tweet by the Topeka, Kansas police encouraging mothers to turn in their baby-daddies if they've committed any crimes blew up in the department's face after it was perceived as somewhat less than humorous. | …
rt.com/usa/462097-topeka-cops-snitch-fathers-day/

Demonstration at Humboldt Redwood Co. Demand Safety for Tree sitter in Rainbow Rid
KP | indybay.org | 2019-06-17
Activity is increasing on the northcoast on Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed as forest defenders open an action camp, a tree sitter remains high in a tree under threat by logging, and local resident septegenarians are arrested blockading Humboldt Redwood Company's main access gate.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/15/18823998.php

Detroit PRIDE, the Nazis & the cops
Tharron Combs | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-16
The actions of the Detroit Police Department and the neo-Nazis perfectly demonstrate the need for all socialists and progressive to vigorously defend PRIDE…
liberationnews.org/detroit-pride-the-nazis-the-cops/

Video from Animal Rights Activists Convergence at Petaluma Slaughterhouse
DXE | indybay.org | 2019-06-16
Over 75 Arrested on Felony Charges as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Slaughterhouse, Lock Necks to Slaughter Line, Rescue Ducklings…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/13/18823933.php

Saudi Backtracks on Executing Teen After Global Outcry
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-16
A young man from Saudi Arabia's minority Shiite Muslim community who was arrested at the age of 13 will not be executed and could be released by 2022, a Saudi official told Reuters Saturday following reports of his pending execution. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia: 37 Executed on "Terrorism" Charges | Murtaja Qureiris, who was detained in September 2014, has received an i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Saudi-Arabia-Bows-to-Pressure-Not-to-Execute-Teen-Arrested-at-13-over-Protests-20190616-0004.html

Demonstration at Humboldt Redwood Co. Demand Safety for Tree sitter in Rainbow Rid
KP | indybay.org | 2019-06-16
Activity is increasing on the northcoast on Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed as forest defenders open an action camp, a tree sitter remains high in a tree under threat by logging, and local resident septegenarians are arrested blockading Humboldt Redwood Company's main access gate.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/15/18823998.php

5 British tourists arrested in Morocco for money forgery
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-16
A man holds bills of Moroccan dirham on January 23, 2018 in Casablanca. (Photo by FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images) | Five British tourists were arrested in Morocco for forgery of money, said the official news agency MAP. | The suspects were allegedly involved in currency falsification and trafficking, as well as assault, said the report. | Two Moroccan women were also arrested during this operation on Friday in the province of El Haouz, about 35 km from the city of Marrakech, it said, adding that police seized 32 counterfeit 20 euro banknotes in their possession. | The suspects were also found in possession of some…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/16/5-british-tourists-arrested-in-morocco-for-money-forgery/

US cops who threatened to kill family over 'stolen doll' placed on desk duty, triggering more uproar
rt.com | 2019-06-16
Phoenix Police Department has drawn even more criticism after officers, whose "unprofessional" threats to kill parents in front of their children recently went viral, were merely reassigned to "desk duty." | …
rt.com/usa/462022-cops-threatened-kill-family-doll/

75+ Arrested as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Petaluma Slaughterhouse
DXE | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
Over 75 Arrested on Felony Charges as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Slaughterhouse, Lock Necks to Slaughter Line, Rescue Ducklings…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/13/18823928.php

Video from Animal Rights Activists Convergence at Petaluma Slaughterhouse
DXE | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
Over 75 Arrested on Felony Charges as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Slaughterhouse, Lock Necks to Slaughter Line, Rescue Ducklings…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/13/18823933.php

Oppose Inequality, Not Cops
Michael Schwalbe | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-14
Even people doing their best to improve the world make mistakes. This was evident in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, last month during a public clash on the town's Peace and Justice Plaza between defenders of Confederate statuary and anti-racist activists. Before the police arrived to insulate the two groups, mutual yelling had begun to escalate…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/oppose-inequality-not-cops/

Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-14
Women and African Americans dropped out of the labor market offsetting the number of people who claimed that they were unemployed. Women and African Americans are giving up on finding a job, as wages remain very low says AFL-CIO Chief Economist…
therealnews.com/stories/women-and-african-americans-hit-hardest-by-declining-jobs

75+ Arrested as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Petaluma Slaughterhouse
DXE | indybay.org | 2019-06-14
Over 75 Arrested on Felony Charges as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Slaughterhouse, Lock Necks to Slaughter Line, Rescue Ducklings…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/13/18823928.php

Ola Bini Was Friends with Julian Assange. He Has Spent Two Months in Jail Without Charge in Ecuador
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-06-14
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared before a magistrates' court in London Friday, saying his life was "effectively at stake" if the U.K. honors an extradition request from the United States, where he faces 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act. Meanwhile, a friend of Assange's, Swedish programmer and data privacy activist Ola Bini, is still in prison in Ecuador, after being arrested April 11, the same day Assange was forcibly taken by British authorities from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and has been jailed ever since without charges. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institut…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/14/ola_bini_…

Video from Animal Rights Activists Convergence at Petaluma Slaughterhouse
DXE | indybay.org | 2019-06-14
Over 75 Arrested on Felony Charges as 600 Animal Rights Activists Converge on Slaughterhouse, Lock Necks to Slaughter Line, Rescue Ducklings…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/13/18823933.php

The Armed Bureaucracy
Robert C. Koehler | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
The researchers "found officers bashing immigrants and Muslims, promoting racist stereotypes, identifying with right-wing militia groups and, especially, glorifying police brutality." (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/14/armed-bureaucracy?cd-origin=rss

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

Bini, Friend of Assange, Spent Two Months in Jail Without Charge in Ecuador
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-14
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared before a magistrates' court in London Friday, saying his life was "effectively at stake" if the U.K. honors an extradition request from the United States, where he faces 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act. Meanwhile, a friend of Assange, Swedish programmer and data privacy activist Ola Bini, is still in prison in Ecuador, after being arrested April 11, the same day Assange was forcibly taken by British authorities from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and has been jailed ever since without charges. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institu…
truthout.org/video/bini-friend-of-assange-spent-two-months-in-jail-without-charge-in-ecuador/

Cote d'Ivoire: Further information: Online activist sentenced to one year in prison: Soro Tangboho
amnesty.org | 2019-06-14
Ivoirian online activist, Soro Tangboho alias Carton Noir was sentenced to one year in prison for 'disturbing the public order' and 'incitement to xenophobia' on 7 June 2019. He was convicted without a lawyer present. He was arbitrarily arrested on 8 November 2018 in Korhogo town. While detained, he was subjected to torture and other ill-treatment.
amnesty.org/en/documents/afr31/0508/2019/en/

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