Daily Archives: September 27, 2019

2019-09-27: News Headlines

Don Fitz (2019-09-27). Politicians Agree: "Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man" counterpunch.org In 2017 my CounterPunch article, "Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time," told how St. Louis cop Jason Stockley killed a 24-year-old black man, Anthony Lamar Smith. Though Stockley claimed he had fired in self defense when Smith pulled a gun on him, evidence showed that he had planted the gun More

Andrew Emett (2019-09-27). Video: Miami cops attack man for recording them on cellphone. nationofchange.org Three Miami police officers are under investigation after assaulting a man for recording them on his cellphone. Although the officers claimed the man was standing too close to them, the video clearly shows the officers lied in their arrest report. Shortly after 12: 30 a.m. on Saturday morning, Miami-area musician Emanuel David Williams began recording three Miami Police Department officers on his cellphone as they permitted his ex-girlfriend to remove items from his apartment. …

The Canary (2019-09-27). Jess Phillips says she got email threatening 'you and your Remain friends'. thecanary.co Jess Phillips has said she feels "jumpy and worried" after a man was arrested outside the Labour MP's office and she received threats aimed at "you and your Remain friends". | The Birmingham Yardley MP said her staff had to be confined to her constituency office as a man allegedly kicked the door, tried to smash windows and yelled she was a "fascist". | She told Sky News she has received death threats overnight and has been left feeling "jumpy and worried and frightened", as she revealed the contents of an email she has shared with police. | My office is closed to public today but my constituents can still ring &…

Staff (2019-09-27). Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi, Trump's "Favorite Dictator" democracynow.org Demonstrations continued in Egypt Friday, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested over the past week amid protests in Cairo and other cities. The demonstrations were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Anti-government protests are rare in Egypt as they've been effectively banned since Sisi came to power following the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi and launched a widespread crackdown on d…

Staff (2019-09-27). Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi. truthout.org | | Demonstrations continued in Egypt Friday, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested over the past week amid protests in Cairo and other cities. The demonstrations were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Anti-government protests are rare in Egypt as they've been effectively banned since Sisi came t…

Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction (2019-09-27). 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. | [Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]…

Defund Fossil Fuels (2019-09-27). 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.

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…

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…

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,…

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)

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…

2019-09-27: Social Media Postees

Video: Miami cops attack man for recording them on cellphone
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-27
Three Miami police officers are under investigation after assaulting a man for recording them on his cellphone. Although the officers claimed the man was standing too close to them, the video clearly shows the officers lied in their arrest report. Shortly after 12: 30 a.m. on Saturday morning, Miami-area musician Emanuel David Williams began recording three Miami Police Department officers on his cellphone as they permitted his ex-girlfriend to remove items from his apartment. …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/27/video-miami-cops-attack-man-for-recording-them-on-cellphone/

Jess Phillips says she got email threatening 'you and your Remain friends'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-27
Jess Phillips has said she feels "jumpy and worried" after a man was arrested outside the Labour MP's office and she received threats aimed at "you and your Remain friends". | The Birmingham Yardley MP said her staff had to be confined to her constituency office as a man allegedly kicked the door, tried to smash windows and yelled she was a "fascist". | She told Sky News she has received death threats overnight and has been left feeling "jumpy and worried and frightened", as she revealed the contents of an email she has shared with police. | My office is closed to public today but my constituents can still ring &…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/09/27/jess-phillips-says-she-got-email-threatening-you-and-your-remain-friends/

Climate Activists Shut Banks and Blocks of SF Financial District
Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction | indybay.org | 2019-09-27
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. | [Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/26/18826715.php

Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-27
| Demonstrations continued in Egypt Friday, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested over the past week amid protests in Cairo and other cities. The demonstrations were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Anti-government protests are rare in Egypt as they've been effectively banned since Sisi came t…
truthout.org/video/over-2000-arrested-in-egypt-in-growing-protests-against-sisi/

Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi, Trump's "Favorite Dictator"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Demonstrations continued in Egypt Friday, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested over the past week amid protests in Cairo and other cities. The demonstrations were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Anti-government protests are rare in Egypt as they've been effectively banned since Sisi came to power following the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi and launched a widespread crackdown on d…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/27/egypt_pro…

7 Climate Activists Arrested for Blocking Major Banks in SF
Defund Fossil Fuels | indybay.org | 2019-09-27
Arrests at September 25 Direct Action. | [Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/26/18826732.php

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

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/

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/

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

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