Daily Archives: September 21, 2019

2019-09-21: News Headlines

pip.hinman (2019-09-21). Extinction Rebellion debates stance on police: friend or foe? greenleft.org.au climate emergency Sarah HathwayIssue 1238 Australia Extinction Rebellion climate action policeSeptember 21, 2019On September…

pip.hinman (2019-09-21). Extinction Rebellion blockades Melbourne bridge. greenleft.org.au climate emergencyIssue 1238 Australia Extinction Rebellion MelbourneSeptember 21, 2019Extinction Rebellion activists blockaded Princes Bridge in Melbourne's CBD for several hours on September 14. | Several dozen people were arrested. | Extinction Rebellion activis…

Danny Haiphong (2019-09-20). Late stage U.S. capitalism fosters death and despair, but can it foster class unity? mronline.org Self-determination is still an unknown concept to many despite the efforts of the movement for Black lives and related organizations. | Source

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-20). Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century is a Ploy and Annexation is the New Reality. counterpunch.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. More

Andrew Emett (2019-09-20). NYPD officer who guarded El Chapo's wife arrested for selling cocaine. nationofchange.org Under investigation after providing security for the wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán while off-duty, NYPD Officer Ishmael Bailey was charged Wednesday with selling cocaine and accepting bribes during a separate drug sting. The NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau launched their investigation into Bailey after noticing him on television providing security to El Chapo's wife during …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-19). Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century is a Ploy and Annexation is the New Reality. dissidentvoice.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. …

The Canary (2019-09-19). Indonesian police arrest scores of people linked to huge forest fires. thecanary.co Indonesian police said they have arrested 230 people suspected of starting fires that are spreading health-damaging haze across a large part of south-east Asia.They include three men caught on Monday trying to clear land to plant crops in the Tesso Nilo National Park, which is home to about 140 endangered wild elephants, said Dedi Prasetyo, the national police spokesman.Those arrested could be prosecuted under an environmental protection law that mandates a maximum 10-year prison sentence for setting fires to clear land.Firefighters in Riau province (Rafka Majjid/AP)Indonesia's fires are an annual problem that st…

patrick (2019-09-18). Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid. bdsmovement.net Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid.: Action AlertTell multinational corporations to stop investing in fossil fuels and in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. | Economic BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

David Stein (2019-09-17). The Untold Story: Joe Biden Pushed Ronald Reagan to Ramp Up Incarceration — Not the Other Way Around. theintercept.com Biden has argued that the focus on his 1994 crime bill as a driver of mass incarceration is misplaced. He's right — it was his earlier push that was responsible.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-17). Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine. mintpressnews.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. | On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly…

ACLU (2019-09-11). Being Black is Not a Crime: Yunek's Story of Police Brutality. aclu.org A personal story of police brutality at the hands of the police in Peoria, Illinois. | My name is Yunek Moore. I am a Black woman, a college graduate, and a survivor of police brutality. I'm choosing to tell my story because, sadly, this wasn't the last time something like this happened to a person of color in Peoria, Illinois, and that must change. | On June 4, 2013, I was a happy 17-year-old looking forward to attending college at Millikin University. I had just graduated high school, where I was ranked 11th in my entire class and spoke at graduation as one of my final duties as Senior Class President. | That n…

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…

2019-09-21: Social Media Postees

Extinction Rebellion blockades Melbourne bridge
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-21
climate emergencyIssue 1238 Australia Extinction Rebellion MelbourneSeptember 21, 2019Extinction Rebellion activists blockaded Princes Bridge in Melbourne's CBD for several hours on September 14. | Several dozen people were arrested. | Extinction Rebellion activis…
greenleft.org.au/content/extinction-rebellion-blockades-melbourne-bridge

Late stage U.S. capitalism fosters death and despair, but can it foster class unity?
Danny Haiphong | mronline.org | 2019-09-20
Self-determination is still an unknown concept to many despite the efforts of the movement for Black lives and related organizations. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/20/late-stage-u-s-capitalism-fosters-death-and-despair-but-can-it-foster-class-unity/

Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century is a Ploy and Annexation is the New Reality
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/20/apartheid-made-official-deal-of-the-century-is-a-ploy-and-annexation-is-the-new-reality/

NYPD officer who guarded El Chapo's wife arrested for selling cocaine
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-20
Under investigation after providing security for the wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán while off-duty, NYPD Officer Ishmael Bailey was charged Wednesday with selling cocaine and accepting bribes during a separate drug sting. The NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau launched their investigation into Bailey after noticing him on television providing security to El Chapo's wife during …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/20/nypd-officer-who-guarded-el-chapos-wife-arrested-for-selling-cocaine/

Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century is a Ploy and Annexation is the New Reality
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-19
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/apartheid-made-official-deal-of-the-century-is-a-ploy-and-annexation-is-the-new-reality/

Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century is a Ploy and Annexation is the New Reality
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-19
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/apartheid-made-official-deal-of-the-century-is-a-ploy-and-annexation-is-the-new-reality/

Indonesian police arrest scores of people linked to huge forest fires
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-19
Indonesian police said they have arrested 230 people suspected of starting fires that are spreading health-damaging haze across a large part of south-east Asia.They include three men caught on Monday trying to clear land to plant crops in the Tesso Nilo National Park, which is home to about 140 endangered wild elephants, said Dedi Prasetyo, the national police spokesman.Those arrested could be prosecuted under an environmental protection law that mandates a maximum 10-year prison sentence for setting fires to clear land.Firefighters in Riau province (Rafka Majjid/AP)Indonesia's fires are an annual problem that st…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/09/19/indonesian-police-arrest-scores-of-people-linked-to-huge-forest-fires/

Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-18
Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid.: Action AlertTell multinational corporations to stop investing in fossil fuels and in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. | Economic BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/join-global-climate-strike-oppose-israels-climate-apartheid

The Untold Story: Joe Biden Pushed Ronald Reagan to Ramp Up Incarceration — Not the Other Way Around
David Stein | theintercept.com | 2019-09-17
Biden has argued that the focus on his 1994 crime bill as a driver of mass incarceration is misplaced. He's right — it was his earlier push that was responsible.
theintercept.com/2019/09/17/the-untold-story-joe-biden-pushed-ronald-reagan-to-ramp-up-incarceration-not-the-other-way-around/

Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-17
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. | On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly…
mintpressnews.com/israel-apartheid-made-official-annexation-is-the-new-reality-in-palestine/261902/

Being Black is Not a Crime: Yunek's Story of Police Brutality
aclu.org | 2019-09-11
A personal story of police brutality at the hands of the police in Peoria, Illinois. | My name is Yunek Moore. I am a Black woman, a college graduate, and a survivor of police brutality. I'm choosing to tell my story because, sadly, this wasn't the last time something like this happened to a person of color in Peoria, Illinois, and that must change. | On June 4, 2013, I was a happy 17-year-old looking forward to attending college at Millikin University. I had just graduated high school, where I was ranked 11th in my entire class and spoke at graduation as one of my final duties as Senior Class President. | That n…
aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/reforming-police-practices/being-black-not-crime-yuneks-story-police

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