2019-10-04: Social Media Postees

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Australia: Another "super union" merger–a bigger industrial policeman
wsws.org | 2019-10-04
Claims that the merger of United Voice and the National Union of Workers will serve the interests of workers are belied by the betrayals and sell-outs of both organisations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/04/merg…

The Africa-Palestine Conference: Why South Africa Must Lead the Way
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
On September 16, I visited South Africa, a country where many Palestinians have always felt welcomed, if not overwhelmed by the degree of genuine and meaningful solidarity. While having the honor to address many audiences in six, major cities, I have also learned a great deal. An important and sobering lesson is that while apartheid…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/04/the-africa-palestine-conference-why-south-africa-must-lead-the-way/

Africa is Becoming the Latest Battleground in the Struggle for Palestinian Freedom
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-04
Israel has successively driven a wedge between African countries, which, at one point, were united in their unconditional support of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli military occupation and apartheid.
mintpressnews.com/africa-battleground-struggle-palestinian-freedom/262198/

Torture and Killing of Palestinians in Israeli Prisons
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-04
B'Tselem published numerous reports on Israeli use of torture and other forms of abuse against Palestinian detainees — arrested and imprisoned for political reasons. | In November 2017, the organization said the following: | "The Israel Security Agency's (ISA) interrogation regime relies | …
globalresearch.ca/torture-killing-palestinians-israeli-prisons/5691017

Former Dallas police officer gets 10 years after shooting neighbor in his home
Michelle Zacarias | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-04
A former Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, was sentenced to serve ten years in prison on Wednesday afternoon. Guyger was arrested in September 2018 after she shot and killed Botham Jean, 26. Jean lived in the unit directly below Guyger's apartment, which she alleged led her to believe that an intruder had entered "her" home. …
peoplesworld.org/article/former-dallas-police-officer-gets-10-years-after-shooting-neighbor-in-his-home/

Why Do Black People Always Have to Forgive?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-03
As Botham Jean's brother makes headlines for "forgiving" Amber Guyger, Real News hosts Jacqueline Luqman and Lisa Snowden-McCray discuss what Christian forgiveness in the face of oppression means.
therealnews.com/stories/why-do-black-people-always-have-to-forgive

The Africa-Palestine Conference: Why South Africa Must Lead the Way
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-03
On September 16, I visited South Africa, a country where many Palestinians have always felt welcomed, if not overwhelmed by the degree of genuine and meaningful solidarity. While having the honor to address many audiences in six major cities, I have also learned a great deal. An important and sobering lesson is that while apartheid …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/the-africa-palestine-conference-why-south-africa-must-lead-the-way/

El Salvador: Woman Released After Facing Charges for Abortion
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
A court in El Salvador declared innocent another young woman, Yessenia Bonilla, of aggravated homicide charges for allegedly aborting her fetus back in November 2018. | RELATED: | Honduras Signs Safe Third Country-Type Deal with US | The 20-year-old mother of two children from a rural eastern region of El Salvador, faced trial in the Court of Justice, accused aggravated homicide for allegedly terminating her pregnancy last year. | Bonilla was arrested in January and has been held for nin…
telesurenglish.net/news/el-salvador-woman-released-after-facing-charges-for-abortion-20191003-0023.html

Brazil: 12 Prosecutors Arrested for Bribing Car Wash Suspects
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
Brazil's Federal Police on Wednesday arrested twelve Federal Tax Administration prosecutors who were suspected of charging bribes to people investigated for the "Car Wash" incident, the largest anti-corruption operation in the history of this South American country. | RELATED: | Brazil: Senate Approves Controversial Pension Reform | These IRS prosecutors belonged to a criminal network which utilized sensative information to blackmail people and demand money in exchange for the reduction o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-12-Prosecutors-Arrested-for-Bribing-Car-Wash-Suspects-20191003-0006.html

Climate protesters arrested for spraying fake blood at Treasury over UK funding for fossil-fuel schemes
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-03
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after climate crisis activists sprayed the Treasury in central London with fake blood.Extinction Rebellion demonstrators parked an old fire engine outside the building, and a pool of red liquid — said to be 396 gallons (1,800 litres) of water coloured with food dye — lay opposite the entrance.A police spokesman said: "Police were called at 10.17am to Horse Guards Road. People on a privately-owned fire engine had sprayed a liquid at the Treasury building. … Three men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage."The campaigne…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/03/climate-protesters-arrested-for-spraying-fake-blood-at-treasury-over-uk-funding-for-fossil-fuel-schemes/

Hong Kong Youth Face Military Crackdown While Fighting "One of the Most Unequal Societies Anywhere"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-02
China held its largest military parades ever in Beijing this week to mark 70 years of Communist rule. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, police escalated violence Tuesday by firing live ammunition at demonstrators for the first time in the months-long protests. In a widely viewed video posted online, a riot police officer is seen firing his gun into the chest of 18-year-old protester Tsang Chi-kin. The teenager is reportedly in stable condition. Police also fired tear gas and water cannons, while protesters were seen throwing Molotov cocktails. Ninety-six protesters were arrested on Tuesday on rioting charges.‚&Auml…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/2/hong_kong…

Egypt Protests Continue Despite Government Repression
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-01
Angela Joya discusses the return of demonstrations in Egypt against President Al-Sisi. After thousands were arrested and police brutality was unleashed at the protesters, the demonstrations only grow larger.
therealnews.com/stories/egypt-protests-continue-despite-government-repression

Climate apartheid: Differential impacts in the age of imperialism
Russel Ruch | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-30
Climate change is producing a type of climate apartheid between rich and poor nations, and between the rich and working-class majority within all capitalist societies.
liberationnews.org/climate-apartheid-differential-impacts-in-the-age-of-imperialism/

Headlines for September 30, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/headlines

Milwaukee: Charges against anti-Nazi student dropped
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-30
Milwaukee, WI – A rally to support Grae Hosmanek at her court hearing on Friday, September 27, was cancelled due to the charges against her being dropped. | On May 6, Hosmanek was arrested and charged for vandalism on UW-Milwaukee's campus. She took hold of a reactionary student's sign that had a swastika and other antisemitic language on it. This student was holding the sign near an event that was being hosted by a Jewish student group. | Hosmanek had attended two court hearings, and the hearing on September 27 would have been the third one. | Young People's Resistance Committee (YPRC) and Milwaukee Area Labor C…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/29/milwauke…

Snowden Reveals How He Secretly Exposed NSA Criminal Wrongdoing Without Getting Arrested
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
Edward Snowden talks about his decision to leak documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras rather than WikiLeaks, and the issues with the U.S. government's response to whistleblower disclosures. His recently published memoir, "Permanent Record," tells the story of his decision to expose the system of mass surveillance. "I think it's so obvious that no harm to national security has resulted from this process of disclosure. And yet, the same criticisms, the same allegations are made to me as have been every other whistleblower," Snowden says. "What we need to understand here is not my model of publi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/whistlebl…

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…

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/

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

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

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