Daily Archives: September 8, 2019

2019-09-08: News Headlines

Staff (2019-09-08). The Apartheid System in Hebron Persecutes and Subjugates Palestinians. truthout.org | | There are two roads leading to the Abraham Mosque in Hebron, Palestine. The roads are side by side, separated only by a fence and barbed wire. One of the roads is for the Jewish settlers of Hebron, and the other is for the Palestinians. | The settler's side is a nice, clean, asphalt-paved road, easily accessible for everyone, including the elderly and those with disabilities. The Palestinians' side is a narrow, uneven dirt path, littered with trash and rubble, and unfit for walking. These dua…

WSWS (2019-09-07). Obituary: African-American novelist Toni Morrison dead at 88. wsws.org Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison wrote several significant novels, but as a public figure turned to the selfish racialist politics of the upper middle class.

Andrew Emett (2019-09-07). Officer resigns after beating unarmed man's head on video. nationofchange.org Caught on police body cam video beating an unarmed man in the back of the head with a Taser, an Arizona police officer recently resigned after an internal investigation called for his termination. The former officer had five previous disciplinary actions filed against him prior the use of excessive force against an unarmed man on the ground. | In June, Glendale Police Officer Joshua Carroll responded to a report of a man appearing to sleep in a parked car. With the driver's side window partially rolled down, David Dulaney remained in the vehicle and informed the officer that he was just waiting for his friend…

WSWS (2019-09-07). The epidemic of nurse suicides and the US healthcare crisis. wsws.org The tragic rise of nurse suicides is a result of the intersection of the lives and labor of this workforce with the brutality of the capitalist system, which values profit above and the health of the population.

Fight Back (2019-09-06). Revelations in Isak Aden murder case show police wrongdoing, family calls for independent prosecutor. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – A September 5 press conference at the offices of CAIR MN made public new information in the police murder of 23-year-old Isak Aden. Aden, a breadwinner and caregiver for his younger siblings and disabled grandmother, was surrounded on July 2 by 90 officers for four hours in the Twin Cities suburb of Eagan, before fatal shots were fired by five cops from the cities of Eagan and Bloomington. | For two months, his family and hundreds of community members have rallied and marched justice for Isak, demanding the release of audio and video from the incident, and the firing and prosecution of the kille…

RT (2019-09-06). Disgruntled Miami airport mechanic arrested for sabotaging plane with 150 passengers. rt.com An American Airlines mechanic has been arrested and charged with sabotaging a plane in Miami in order to get the 150-passenger flight canceled so he could get paid overtime. His alleged plan worked — but was it worth prison time? | Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani glued a hard foam substance inside a tube connecting the plane's air data module, which computes crucial data about the aircraft's speed, angle, and other metrics, with an outside sensor in order to get the flight grounded and secure overtime pay for himself, according to charges filed against him after his arrest for "willfully damaging, destro…

teleSUR (2019-09-06). South American Leaders Begin Emergency Summit on Amazon Fires. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Evo Morales is traveling to Colombia Friday in order to participate to an emergency summit with presidents of the region about the preservation of the Amazon. | RELATED: | Amazon Forest: 2 Landowners Arrested for Burning 5,000 Hectares | The presidents invited to the southern city of Leticia include Ecuador's Lenin Moreno, Colombia's Ivan Duque, and Peru's Martin Vizcarra. Surinam's Vice President Michael Ashwin Adhin will also be present at the high-level me…

Staff (2019-09-04). Calling BS on the 'Bad Apples' Theory of Police Misconduct. therealnews.com On this episode of The Police Accountability Report, we tell a harrowing tale of a firsthand experience with drug dealing cops reveals the long and troubling history of police selling narcotics, and calls into question the idea that police corruption is limited to a few bad actors.

Staff (2019-09-04). Nigerian Journalist & Activist Omoyele Sowore Remains Jailed for Calling for Peaceful Protests. democracynow.org Journalist and pro-democracy activist Omoyele Sowore is entering his second month in jail for calling for peaceful nationwide protests against the government. Sowore called his movement "Revolution Now" and mobilized activists to take to the streets August 5. But just two days before the protests were set to begin, Sowore was arrested by the state and accused of attempting to take over the government. He's been imprisoned for more than a month now as human rights groups continue to call for his immediate release. We speak with his wife Opeyemi Sowore and Nani Jansen Reventlow, one of the attorneys representing Om…

Staff (2019-08-30). Headlines for August 30, 2019. democracynow.org Florida Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Justice Department: Comey Violated FBI Rules But Will Not Face Charges, Former FARC Rebels to Take Up Arms Again in Colombia, Report: Indian Forces Are Beating and Torturing Kashmiris in Detention, UAE Accused of Bombing Saudi-Backed Forces in Yemen, Prominent Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested Ahead of Saturday's Protest, Scottish Judge Refused to Block Boris Johnson's Plan to Suspend Parliament, Ebola Death Toll Tops 2,000 in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue Trump over Methane Rules, NAACP Calls for Alabama Gov. t…

Natasha Lennard (2019-08-30). In Secretive Court Hearing, NYPD Cops Who Raped Brooklyn Teen in Custody Get No Jail Time. theintercept.com Two NYPD cops coerced Anna Chambers into sex in exchange for her freedom. A judge just gave them no jail time.

Kiki Monifa (2019-08-29). What Do Black Voters Want? progressive.org A new census of black America shows that despite a high level of political engagement, more than half of respondents think that politicians do not care about black people.

Staff (2019-08-29). Remembering Legendary Peace Activist Frances Crowe, Who Died at 100 After Decades of Resisting War. democracynow.org The legendary peace activist Frances Crowe died this week at the age of 100 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Over the past seven decades, Frances had been arrested countless times while protesting war, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and the construction of new pipelines. She is survived by her two sons, a daughter and an international community of peace activists. We revisit a 2005 interview of Frances Crowe by Amy Goodman and recognize her lifetime of advocacy.

PACBI (2019-08-28). Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid: UpdateFilmmakers denounce "Close up," a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. | Cultural BoycottAugust 28, 2019 | B…

ACLU (2019-08-23). Will North Carolina's Supreme Court Allow Racism to Remain a Persistent Factor in its Death Penalty? aclu.org North Carolina's Supreme Court will determine whether evidence of racism in capital punishment can be swept under the rug. | In 2009, North Carolina passed the Racial Justice Act (RJA), which allowed defendants to strike the death penalty from their cases if they could show that racial discrimination was a factor in their prosecution. The law came as a response to a series of exonerations of Black people who were falsely convicted of crimes they did not commit by all-white or nearly all-white juries. The legislature took a bold step to address was what suspected to be deeply troubling evidence of racism infe…

ACLU (2019-08-22). A Louisiana Parish Jailed a U.S. Citizen for Being Latinx. We're Suing. aclu.org Officers in a Louisiana jail held a U.S. citizen for four days on an immigration hold simply because of his skin color and name. | Ramon Torres had been a U.S. citizen for nearly ten years when he was detained for four days on an immigration hold — despite having a U.S. passport, a Louisiana driver's license, and a Social Security card, and despite that fact that a court ordered his release. | Torres' ordeal began in August 2018, when he was pulled over and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Torres, a naturalized U.S. citizen since 2009, was carrying multiple forms of identification, inclu…

patrick (2019-08-13). BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution. bdsmovement.net BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

2019-09-08: Social Media Postees

The Apartheid System in Hebron Persecutes and Subjugates Palestinians
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-08
| There are two roads leading to the Abraham Mosque in Hebron, Palestine. The roads are side by side, separated only by a fence and barbed wire. One of the roads is for the Jewish settlers of Hebron, and the other is for the Palestinians. | The settler's side is a nice, clean, asphalt-paved road, easily accessible for everyone, including the elderly and those with disabilities. The Palestinians' side is a narrow, uneven dirt path, littered with trash and rubble, and unfit for walking. These dua…
truthout.org/articles/the-apartheid-system-in-hebron-persecutes-and-subjugates-palestinians/

Obituary: African-American novelist Toni Morrison dead at 88
wsws.org | 2019-09-07
Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison wrote several significant novels, but as a public figure turned to the selfish racialist politics of the upper middle class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/07/morr…

Officer resigns after beating unarmed man's head on video
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-07
Caught on police body cam video beating an unarmed man in the back of the head with a Taser, an Arizona police officer recently resigned after an internal investigation called for his termination. The former officer had five previous disciplinary actions filed against him prior the use of excessive force against an unarmed man on the ground. | In June, Glendale Police Officer Joshua Carroll responded to a report of a man appearing to sleep in a parked car. With the driver's side window partially rolled down, David Dulaney remained in the vehicle and informed the officer that he was just waiting for his friend…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/07/officer-resigns-after-beating-unarmed-mans-head-on-video/

The epidemic of nurse suicides and the US healthcare crisis
wsws.org | 2019-09-07
The tragic rise of nurse suicides is a result of the intersection of the lives and labor of this workforce with the brutality of the capitalist system, which values profit above and the health of the population.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/07/pers…

Revelations in Isak Aden murder case show police wrongdoing, family calls for independent prosecutor
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-06
Minneapolis, MN – A September 5 press conference at the offices of CAIR MN made public new information in the police murder of 23-year-old Isak Aden. Aden, a breadwinner and caregiver for his younger siblings and disabled grandmother, was surrounded on July 2 by 90 officers for four hours in the Twin Cities suburb of Eagan, before fatal shots were fired by five cops from the cities of Eagan and Bloomington. | For two months, his family and hundreds of community members have rallied and marched justice for Isak, demanding the release of audio and video from the incident, and the firing and prosecution of the kille…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/6/revelatio…

Disgruntled Miami airport mechanic arrested for sabotaging plane with 150 passengers
rt.com | 2019-09-06
An American Airlines mechanic has been arrested and charged with sabotaging a plane in Miami in order to get the 150-passenger flight canceled so he could get paid overtime. His alleged plan worked — but was it worth prison time? | Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani glued a hard foam substance inside a tube connecting the plane's air data module, which computes crucial data about the aircraft's speed, angle, and other metrics, with an outside sensor in order to get the flight grounded and secure overtime pay for himself, according to charges filed against him after his arrest for "willfully damaging, destro…
rt.com/usa/468137-disgruntled-mechanic-sabotages-plane-union/

South American Leaders Begin Emergency Summit on Amazon Fires
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-06
Bolivia's President Evo Morales is traveling to Colombia Friday in order to participate to an emergency summit with presidents of the region about the preservation of the Amazon. | RELATED: | Amazon Forest: 2 Landowners Arrested for Burning 5,000 Hectares | The presidents invited to the southern city of Leticia include Ecuador's Lenin Moreno, Colombia's Ivan Duque, and Peru's Martin Vizcarra. Surinam's Vice President Michael Ashwin Adhin will also be present at the high-level me…
telesurenglish.net/news/South-American-Leaders-Begin-Emergency-Summit-on-Amazon-Fires-20190906-0009.html

Calling BS on the 'Bad Apples' Theory of Police Misconduct
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-04
On this episode of The Police Accountability Report, we tell a harrowing tale of a firsthand experience with drug dealing cops reveals the long and troubling history of police selling narcotics, and calls into question the idea that police corruption is limited to a few bad actors.
therealnews.com/stories/calling-bs-on-the-bad-apples-theory-of-police-misconduct

Nigerian Journalist & Activist Omoyele Sowore Remains Jailed for Calling for Peaceful Protests
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-04
Journalist and pro-democracy activist Omoyele Sowore is entering his second month in jail for calling for peaceful nationwide protests against the government. Sowore called his movement "Revolution Now" and mobilized activists to take to the streets August 5. But just two days before the protests were set to begin, Sowore was arrested by the state and accused of attempting to take over the government. He's been imprisoned for more than a month now as human rights groups continue to call for his immediate release. We speak with his wife Opeyemi Sowore and Nani Jansen Reventlow, one of the attorneys representing Om…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/4/nigerian_j…

Headlines for August 30, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-30
Florida Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Justice Department: Comey Violated FBI Rules But Will Not Face Charges, Former FARC Rebels to Take Up Arms Again in Colombia, Report: Indian Forces Are Beating and Torturing Kashmiris in Detention, UAE Accused of Bombing Saudi-Backed Forces in Yemen, Prominent Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested Ahead of Saturday's Protest, Scottish Judge Refused to Block Boris Johnson's Plan to Suspend Parliament, Ebola Death Toll Tops 2,000 in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue Trump over Methane Rules, NAACP Calls for Alabama Gov. t…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/30/headlines

In Secretive Court Hearing, NYPD Cops Who Raped Brooklyn Teen in Custody Get No Jail Time
Natasha Lennard | theintercept.com | 2019-08-30
Two NYPD cops coerced Anna Chambers into sex in exchange for her freedom. A judge just gave them no jail time.
theintercept.com/2019/08/30/nypd-anna-chambers-rape-probation/

What Do Black Voters Want?
Kiki Monifa | progressive.org | 2019-08-29
A new census of black America shows that despite a high level of political engagement, more than half of respondents think that politicians do not care about black people.
progressive.org/op-eds/what-do-black-voters-want-monifa-190829/

Remembering Legendary Peace Activist Frances Crowe, Who Died at 100 After Decades of Resisting War
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-29
The legendary peace activist Frances Crowe died this week at the age of 100 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Over the past seven decades, Frances had been arrested countless times while protesting war, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and the construction of new pipelines. She is survived by her two sons, a daughter and an international community of peace activists. We revisit a 2005 interview of Frances Crowe by Amy Goodman and recognize her lifetime of advocacy.
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/29/rememberi…

Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-28
Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid: UpdateFilmmakers denounce "Close up," a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. | Cultural BoycottAugust 28, 2019 | B…
bdsmovement.net/news/pacbi-welcomes-statement-more-500-filmmakers-against-close-initiative-normalizing-israeli

Will North Carolina's Supreme Court Allow Racism to Remain a Persistent Factor in its Death Penalty?
aclu.org | 2019-08-23
North Carolina's Supreme Court will determine whether evidence of racism in capital punishment can be swept under the rug. | In 2009, North Carolina passed the Racial Justice Act (RJA), which allowed defendants to strike the death penalty from their cases if they could show that racial discrimination was a factor in their prosecution. The law came as a response to a series of exonerations of Black people who were falsely convicted of crimes they did not commit by all-white or nearly all-white juries. The legislature took a bold step to address was what suspected to be deeply troubling evidence of racism infe…
aclu.org/blog/capital-punishment/racial-disparities-and-death-penalty/will-north-carolinas-supreme-court

A Louisiana Parish Jailed a U.S. Citizen for Being Latinx. We're Suing
aclu.org | 2019-08-22
Officers in a Louisiana jail held a U.S. citizen for four days on an immigration hold simply because of his skin color and name. | Ramon Torres had been a U.S. citizen for nearly ten years when he was detained for four days on an immigration hold — despite having a U.S. passport, a Louisiana driver's license, and a Social Security card, and despite that fact that a court ordered his release. | Torres' ordeal began in August 2018, when he was pulled over and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Torres, a naturalized U.S. citizen since 2009, was carrying multiple forms of identification, inclu…
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-criminal-justice/louisiana-parish-jailed-us-citizen-being-latinx-were

BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-13
BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-movement-condemns-us-congress-anti-bds-resolution