Daily Archives: September 26, 2019

2019-09-26: News Headlines

Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction (2019-09-26). Climate Activists Shut Banks and Blocks of SF Financial District. indybay.org 7 protesters were arrested during a demonstration which blocked streets and buildings in San Francisco's Financial District on September 25. Demonstrators targeted banks including Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and US Bank, demanding that they stop all funding of fossil fuel producing businesses.

Defund Fossil Fuels (2019-09-26). 7 Climate Activists Arrested for Blocking Major Banks in SF. indybay.org Arrests at September 25 Direct Action. | [Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]…

Staff (2019-09-25). Ankle Monitors Continue the Legacy of Mass Incarceration. therealnews.com Pre-trial detention has shifted from brick and mortar prisons to ankle monitors for people that have yet to be charged with a crime. Advocates say that it's an alternative form of incarceration as they see an increasing number of people held without bond.

John W. Whitehead (2019-09-25). Welfare Checks Turn Deadly: You Might Want to Think Twice Before Calling the Cops. globalresearch.ca "Anyone who cares for someone with a developmental disability, as well as for disabled people themselves [lives] every day in fear that their behavior will be misconstrued as suspicious, intoxicated or hostile by law enforcement."—Steve Silberman, The New York …

teleSUR (2019-09-25). Israel Arrests Palestine's Jerusalem Affairs Minister. telesurenglish.net Israel arrested Jerusalem Affairs Minister Fadi Hadami of the Palestinian Authority (PA) this week, marking the second time in three months that he has been detained. | RELATED: | Palestine to Sue Honduras for 'Recognizing' Jerusalem as Israeli Capital | The ministry said in a statement Wednesday that the Israeli forces raided the minister's home before taking him into custody. Palestinians slammed the move and called it a part of a "harassment campaign." | "He is being…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-25). The other Ukraine scandal: US support for neo-Nazis fuels far-right terror at home. thegrayzone.com Aaron Maté speaks with Ben Norton about how a far-right US soldier arrested by the FBI for plotting domestic bomb…

WSWS (2019-09-25). FBI arrests US soldier with far-right ties. wsws.org A US Army specialist was arrested on Saturday by the FBI and charged with one count of distributing information over social media related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction.

teleSUR (2019-09-25). Indian Police Arrest Rape Victim of Minister for 'Extortion'. telesurenglish.net An Indian law student who is accusing federal minister Swami Chinmayanand of sexual abuse and provided evidence for it, was arrested by police for extortion. | RELATED: | India's Modi Endorses Trump for US 2020 Election at 'Howdy Modi' Event | She allegedly threatened to release the videos if he did not pay her according to the police. | The woman appeared in court Wednesday and was jailed for 14 days after bail application was refused. Chinmayanand was arrested last week…

Fight Back (2019-09-24). Community demands justice for Ronald Davis. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – Nearly 100 community members and activists gathered September 22 in front of the Western District police station here to demand justice for Ronald Davis, who was shot and killed by Saint Paul police officer Steven Mattson on September 17. | 31-year-old Ronald Davis was a father, recently married, and had just graduated school. After allegedly bumping his vehicle into the back of a cop car, he stepped out of his vehicle and Mattson gunned him down. | Speakers at the opening rally included people who know Davis, as well as family members whose loved ones were murdered by Twin Cities area cops. Abdul,…

ACLU (2019-09-24). International Human Rights Bodies Provide a Case for Reparations. aclu.org International human rights programs provide models for reparations. | It is common for nations where mass atrocities have taken place to engage in the process of reparation and repair. This process happened in Germany after the Holocaust, South Africa after apartheid, and here in the United States, forty years after the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. As a result, international human rights bodies have sought to lend their expertise to the process, often by holding hearings an…

RT (2019-09-24). 'No other remedy than to terminate': Orlando officer fired after arresting pair of 6-YEAR-OLDS at school. rt.com An Orlando school resource officer lost his job after he arrested two six-year-old children at a Florida elementary school over trivial misbehavior. All charges against the children were dropped following public backlash. | Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said on Monday that the officer behind the arrests had been fired, apologizing to the two children and their families and adding that the case made him "sick to [his] stomach." | "It was clear today when I came into work that there was no other remedy than to terminate this officer," Rolon said in a statement. "As a grandfather, I can understand how trauma…

Ben Norton (2019-09-24). Bomb-plotting extremist American soldier tried to join US-backed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine. thegrayzone.com A far-right US soldier arrested by the FBI for plotting domestic bomb attacks sought to join Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov Battalion,…

Staff (2019-09-23). Dozens Arrested as Climate Activists #ShutDownDC. therealnews.com Monday morning's commute was disrupted in the nation's capital when activists blocked 22 intersections to demand action from leaders to address climate change.

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…

SAMIR (2019-09-20). Boycott InDnegev Festival 2019. bdsmovement.net Boycott InDnegev Festival 2019: PACBI StatementInDnegev is complicit in Israel's apartheid and ethnic cleansing against Palestinians | Cultural BoycottSeptember 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

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)

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…

2019-09-26: Social Media Postees

7 Climate Activists Arrested for Blocking Major Banks in SF
Defund Fossil Fuels | indybay.org | 2019-09-26
Arrests at September 25 Direct Action. | [Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/26/18826732.php

Climate Activists Shut Banks and Blocks of SF Financial District
Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction | indybay.org | 2019-09-26
7 protesters were arrested during a demonstration which blocked streets and buildings in San Francisco's Financial District on September 25. Demonstrators targeted banks including Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and US Bank, demanding that they stop all funding of fossil fuel producing businesses.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/26/18826715.php

Welfare Checks Turn Deadly: You Might Want to Think Twice Before Calling the Cops
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-25
"Anyone who cares for someone with a developmental disability, as well as for disabled people themselves [lives] every day in fear that their behavior will be misconstrued as suspicious, intoxicated or hostile by law enforcement."–Steve Silberman, The New York | …
globalresearch.ca/welfare-checks-turn-deadly-you-might-want-to-think-twice-before-calling-the-cops/5690128

Ankle Monitors Continue the Legacy of Mass Incarceration
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-25
Pre-trial detention has shifted from brick and mortar prisons to ankle monitors for people that have yet to be charged with a crime. Advocates say that it's an alternative form of incarceration as they see an increasing number of people held without bond.
therealnews.com/stories/ankle-monitors-continue-legacy-mass-incarceration

Israel Arrests Palestine's Jerusalem Affairs Minister
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-25
Israel arrested Jerusalem Affairs Minister Fadi Hadami of the Palestinian Authority (PA) this week, marking the second time in three months that he has been detained. | RELATED: | Palestine to Sue Honduras for 'Recognizing' Jerusalem as Israeli Capital | The ministry said in a statement Wednesday that the Israeli forces raided the minister's home before taking him into custody. Palestinians slammed the move and called it a part of a "harassment campaign." | "He is being…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Arrests-Palestines-Jerusalem-Affairs-Minister-20190925-0003.html

The other Ukraine scandal: US support for neo-Nazis fuels far-right terror at home
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-25
Aaron Maté speaks with Ben Norton about how a far-right US soldier arrested by the FBI for plotting domestic bomb…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/25/ukraine-us-support-neo-nazis-ben-norton/

FBI arrests US soldier with far-right ties
wsws.org | 2019-09-25
A US Army specialist was arrested on Saturday by the FBI and charged with one count of distributing information over social media related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/25/sold…

Indian Police Arrest Rape Victim of Minister for 'Extortion'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-25
An Indian law student who is accusing federal minister Swami Chinmayanand of sexual abuse and provided evidence for it, was arrested by police for extortion. | RELATED: | India's Modi Endorses Trump for US 2020 Election at 'Howdy Modi' Event | She allegedly threatened to release the videos if he did not pay her according to the police. | The woman appeared in court Wednesday and was jailed for 14 days after bail application was refused. Chinmayanand was arrested last week…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indian-Police-Arrest-Rape-Victim-of-Minister-for-Extortion–20190925-0012.html

Community demands justice for Ronald Davis
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-24
St. Paul, MN – Nearly 100 community members and activists gathered September 22 in front of the Western District police station here to demand justice for Ronald Davis, who was shot and killed by Saint Paul police officer Steven Mattson on September 17. | 31-year-old Ronald Davis was a father, recently married, and had just graduated school. After allegedly bumping his vehicle into the back of a cop car, he stepped out of his vehicle and Mattson gunned him down. | Speakers at the opening rally included people who know Davis, as well as family members whose loved ones were murdered by Twin Cities area cops. Abdul,…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/24/communit…

International Human Rights Bodies Provide a Case for Reparations
aclu.org | 2019-09-24
International human rights programs provide models for reparations. | It is common for nations where mass atrocities have taken place to engage in the process of reparation and repair. This process happened in Germany after the Holocaust, South Africa after apartheid, and here in the United States, forty years after the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. As a result, international human rights bodies have sought to lend their expertise to the process, often by holding hearings an…
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-economic-justice/international-human-rights-bodies-provide-case

Bomb-plotting extremist American soldier tried to join US-backed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-24
A far-right US soldier arrested by the FBI for plotting domestic bomb attacks sought to join Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov Battalion,…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/23/bomb-extremist-us-soldier-fbi-ukrainian-nazi-azov/

'No other remedy than to terminate': Orlando officer fired after arresting pair of 6-YEAR-OLDS at school
rt.com | 2019-09-24
An Orlando school resource officer lost his job after he arrested two six-year-old children at a Florida elementary school over trivial misbehavior. All charges against the children were dropped following public backlash. | Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said on Monday that the officer behind the arrests had been fired, apologizing to the two children and their families and adding that the case made him "sick to [his] stomach." | "It was clear today when I came into work that there was no other remedy than to terminate this officer," Rolon said in a statement. "As a grandfather, I can understand how trauma…
rt.com/usa/469466-officer-fired-arrest-children/

Dozens Arrested as Climate Activists #ShutDownDC
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-23
Monday morning's commute was disrupted in the nation's capital when activists blocked 22 intersections to demand action from leaders to address climate change.
therealnews.com/stories/dozens-arrested-as-climate-activists-shutdowndc

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

Boycott InDnegev Festival 2019
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-20
Boycott InDnegev Festival 2019: PACBI StatementInDnegev is complicit in Israel's apartheid and ethnic cleansing against Palestinians | Cultural BoycottSeptember 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
bdsmovement.net/boycott-indnegev

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

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