2019-07-11: News Headlines

Staff (2019-07-11). Headlines for July 11, 2019. democracynow.org Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Refuses to Step Down over Plea Deal for Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein, Jennifer Araoz, Alleged Survivor of Jeffrey Epstein, Says She Was Raped at Age 15, Guatemalan Mother Tells Lawmakers About Her Daughter's Death After ICE Detention, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Dismantle Department of Homeland Security, Trump Administration Warns It Will Begin Mass Arrests of Immigrants on Sunday, ICE Opens Three New Immigration Jails, Flouting Congressional Limits on Jailing Migrants, Six Arrested at Sit-in Protest of Joe Biden's Record on Deportations, Rep. Ilhan Omar Urges Boycott of Fox…

RT (2019-07-11). Florida cop BUSTED for planting drugs on dozens of unsuspecting motorists. rt.com A Florida police officer has been arrested on suspicion of 52 counts of planting meth and other street drugs on motorists, and is facing a huge raft of both felony and misdemeanour charges.

The Canary (2019-07-10). Man 'suffers seizure' while restrained by police after parking dispute. thecanary.co Footage of a man who appeared to suffer a seizure while being restrained by police during a scuffle over parking his car has provoked accusations of brutality. | Video of the arrest in Abbott Road, Tower Hamlets, east London, on Tuesday was shared on social media and provoked anger among some users. | Watchdog the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it had discussed the incident, which was caught on body-worn video, with the Metropolitan Police. | It said: "Following discussions earlier today, we can confirm we've received a referral from the Met Police relating to yesterday's incident in Abbott Roa…

Staff (2019-07-10). Headlines for July 10, 2019. democracynow.org Children Recount Mistreatment, Sexual Abuse at Yuma, AZ Migrant Jail, Scabies, Shingles & Chickenpox Spreading Among Children at Clint, TX Migrant Jail, Jewish Activists Arrested After Protesting Migrant Detention on Capitol Hill, Judge Rejects DOJ Move to Replace Legal Team Charged with Census Citizenship Battle, Court Says Trump Cannot Block Critics on Twitter, U.K. Ambassador Resigns After Leaked Cables Scandal, Afghan Peace Talks Close as Deadly Attacks Continue, Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act, Megan Rapinoe to Trump: "Your Message Is Excluding People", Calls Grow fo…

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2019-07-10). 'Policing the womb' in Alabama. workers.org 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

Morning Star (2019-07-10). Israel's illegal apartheid wall turns 15. peoplesworld.org

RT (2019-07-10). 'Reputation managers' get to work scrubbing Clinton-Epstein connection from Wikipedia. rt.com 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.

Jennifer Wilson (2019-07-09). Black People Don't Need Murals To Remember Injustice. thenation.com Black People Don't Need Murals To Remember Injustice…

Jonathan Cook (2019-07-09). Entry Ban at Israeli City Park Provokes Apartheid Warnings. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Miko Peled (2019-07-09). "Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad. mintpressnews.com 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 more.

Staff (2019-07-08). Charges Dropped Against Pregnant Shooting Victim Amid Outcry over the Criminalization of Pregnancy. democracynow.org 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…

Jasper Craven (2019-07-08). Veterans Affairs Police Are Supposed to "Protect Those Who Served." They Have a Shocking Record of Brutality and Impunity. theintercept.com 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.

Staff (2019-07-08). Cops Raided This Black-Owned Business Eight Times, and They Still Weren't Done. therealnews.com 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…

Staff (2019-07-08). Jeffrey Epstein, a Billionaire Friend of Presidents Trump & Clinton, Arrested for Sex Trafficking. democracynow.org 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…

Staff (2019-07-07). Tupac Shakur's Commitment to Resistance and Revolution Began in Baltimore. therealnews.com 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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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