2019-07-13: News Headlines

Mike Rhodes (2019-07-13). Fresno's Radical Past. indybay.org This is an article about the 50 Years of Resistance event held on June 22, 2019 in Fresno. We brought together Anti-War and Draft Resistance activists who were active in Fresno 50 years ago. The photo below shows this young woman being arrested at an antiwar protest at Fresno State, probably on May 23, 1970. This photo is from the Special Collections department at Fresno State.

Tim Riley (2019-07-12). Evolution of a Medium. truthdig.com "I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution" | A book by Emily Nussbaum | Emily Nussbaum began writing her New Yorker TV column in 2011, surfing the medium's Great Transformation. Ten years ago, nobody streamed; today, fewer and fewer watch "live" television. In 2007, Netflix shipped its billionth DVD mailer, propping up the U.S. Postal Service; today its streaming proves harder to resist than even Amazon Prime. Like Netflix, Prime's brand now routinely pumps out original shows and movies. Oscar sweeps appear imminent. | By 2014, Ferguson's street protests, police brutality, and sexual harassment s…

Staff (2019-07-12). Headlines for July 12, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Backs Down on Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census, Immigrant Communities Brace for Weekend ICE Raids, Immigration Activists Disrupt Amazon Web Services Conference over ICE Ties, Salvadoran Journalist Manuel Duran Released from ICE Jail After 15 Months, New Orleans Braces for More Flooding as Tropical Storm Barry Looms, Britain Accuses Iran of Blocking Tanker's Passage Through Strait of Hormuz, Trump Threatens New Trade War as France Approves 3% Tax on Tech Giants, Jeffrey Epstein Asks for Release on Bail Ahead of Sex Trafficking Trial, R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Sex Crimes Charges, Gen. John Hyten,…

teleSUR (2019-07-12). Puerto Rico: Rossello Refuses to Resign Amid Corruption Scandal. telesurenglish.net Despite mounting corruption allegations and arrests of his cabinet by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello told the press Friday he will not resign. | RELATED: | Puerto Rican Activists Reiterate Independence Call at UN Decolonization Committee | On Wednesday, a pair of ex-senior administration officials were arrested and charged with fraud, allegedly for abusing federal work contracts from the Department of Educatio…

teleSUR -EF (2019-07-12). Palestine: US Relations Resume When D.C. Committs to Peace. telesurenglish.net The Palestinian Authority says diplomatic relations with the United States can be resumed on the condition that Washington is committed to the peace process in the region. | RELATED: | Israel's Apartheid Wall Stands 15 Years After UN Deemed it Illegal | Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesperson for the government, said in a Thursday statement that the Palestinians have never rejected any negotiations or initiatives for Palestinian-Israeli peace. | "Peace can only be established in accordanc…

Betsey Piette (2019-07-11). Cops' racism exposes driving while Latinx in Pennsylvania. workers.org On May 10, 2018, Rebecca Castro's car was stopped by a Pennsylvania State trooper who first inquired about her immigration status instead of asking for her license and registration. Castro is a U.S. citizen. The trooper then asked about the status of her two passengers; one was her fiancé Carlos . . . | Continue reading Cops' racism exposes driving while Latinx in Pennsylvania at Workers.org

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.

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…

teleSUR (2019-07-11). New Coup Attempt in Sudan Fails. telesurenglish.net The Committee on Security and Defense of the Transitional Military Council (CMT) that currently governs in Sudan said it had foiled an attempted coup Thursday. | In a message broadcast on state television, committee chair Yamal Omar Ibrahim reported that the attempted coup was led by members of the Armed Forces and security apparatuses. | RELATED: | Sudan to Establish Joint Civilian-Military Governing Body | He explained that twelve officers were arrested, of which five of them are in r…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)

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…

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)

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