Don't let the media fool you. Chris Williamson got a big win in the High Court today
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-10-10
After being suspended not once but twice from the Labour Party, Chris Williamson has had his day in court. And the anti-apartheid MP was vindicated, as the judge ruled the party's initial re-suspension of the MP was unlawful. | That's not, however, the way the mainstream press is making it sound. | Suspension: | The par…
Neoliberalism Is the True Villain of 'Joker'
Leslie Lee | truthdig.com | 2019-10-10
After 11 years of inundating cineplexes with status-quo defending super cops and soldiers, Hollywood has finally given us a blockbuster movie with a protagonist willing to fight for common people against the economic system oppressing them. He just happens to be a comic book villain. | "Joker" has, at best, a tenuous relationship to its DC Comics source material. In an homage to Martin Scorsese's early work, Todd Phillips' film serves as a dark character study of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a professional clown living with his ailing mother in a tumultuous early 1980s Gotham City. | The film follows Arthur as…
Migrants Block The Matamoros-Brownsville Bridge at US Border
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Hundreds of migrants on Thursday blocked the New International Bridge in Matamoros, a Mexican border city that is located near Brownsville (Texas), demanding that the United States authorities respond to their asylum applications. | RELATED: | Almost One Million Migrants Arrested at US Border | After waiting for more than six months for a response to their requests, the migrants decided to camp near the international crossing to draw attention to their desperate situation. | While some…
Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid!
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-10-10
Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid! : Action AlertHelp appeal to Bollywood stars booked to perform in Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottOctober 10, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
Two Giuliani Clients Who Helped Investigate Biden Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges for Six-Figure Trump Donation
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are both witnesses in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files… …
Trump Vows Crackdown on Whistleblowers After Arrest of Intelligence Analyst
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| Amid a swirling fight over an impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats following the revelations provided by a government whistleblower, the Trump administration announced its intention to continue its war on leakers on Wednesday after a counterterrorism analyst was arrested on federal charges for allegedly sharing classified information with two journalists in 2018 and 2019. | Accused is Henry Kyle Frese, a 30-year -old U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency employee, who may have bee…
After a 'heartbreaking arrest' at the climate protests, a lawyer asks 'is this what it's come to'
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-10-10
People around the world are taking part in protests to hold governments to account over the current climate breakdown. According to the BBC, police have arrested at least 600 people at climate protests in the UK since 7 October.But the video of one man's arrest raises important…
2 Florida Men Tied to Giuliani Arrested on Campaign Charges
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-10
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are accused of conspiracy and using false statements and records related to a $325,000 donation to pro-Trump PAC.
Republican donors involved in Trump impeachment inquiry arrested on campaign finance charges
rt.com | 2019-10-10
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two wealthy Soviet-born Floridians who allegedly passed information between the government in Kiev and President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, have been arrested for campaign finance violations. | Parnas and Fruman were arrested on Wednesday, reportedly while attempting to leave the US from Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC. | Along with two other men, they were charged with funnelling illegal foreign contributions to Republican PACs in the runup t…
Egyptian Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Tortured in Prison: Reports
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah had been tortured in prison since his arrest on Sept. 29, said his lawyers and family. | RELATED: | Egyptian Progressive Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Re-Arrested in Latest Crackdown on Dissent | "Alaa was beaten on being arrested, on arrival in prison and has been repeatedly threatened since. He was told if he spoke it would become worse," a statement by his family read. | Fattah, an Egyptian progressive activist w…
62 arrested after Extinction Rebellion protest brings Times Square to a standstill
rt.com | 2019-10-10
Dozens of Extinction Rebellion protesters were arrested after supergluing themselves to a bright green boat they towed into a busy Times Square intersection in New York City, blocking traffic. | Some 62 protesters were taken into custody after parking a lime green sailboat in the middle of Times Square, one of the city's busiest intersections, snarling up traffic for two hours on Thursday morning. | The stunt, engineered by the controversial environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR), was designed to force action on climate change — the boat, and many of the protesters' signs, demanded the gov…
US Advocacy Group Launches 'Quit ICE' Initiative
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-09
Never Again Action, an advocacy group for the rights of the migrants launched Monday a career services program to encourage and help employees of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to quit their job and look for another work. | RELATED: | Almost One Million Migrants Arrested at US Border | The Atlanta branch of Never Again Action announced that the website "Quit ICE" is "a new initiative to encourage ICE employees to quit their jobs by offering them free and co…
Extinction Rebellion: Hundreds Arrested in Protest of Climate Crisis
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-09
Thousands are taking part in two weeks of civil disobedience aimed at forcing governments to address climate change…
Myanmar Urged To Release Rohingya Held for Traveling
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-09
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called for the release of 30 Rohingya Muslims, including nine children, who were arrested for trying to travel from Rakhine state to Yangon. | RELATED: | Rohingya in Myanmar Still Face 'Threat of Genocide': UN Report | On Sep. 26, police intercepted the group in the Ayeyarwady region as they were traveling by boat from Sittwe, capital of Rakhine state, to Yangon and were arrested for lacking approved travel documentation. | "Myanmar authorities seem intent o…
Defense Intelligence Agency worker arrested, accused of leaking top secret information to journalists
rt.com | 2019-10-09
An analyst with the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) employee has been arrested and indicted on federal charges of leaking top secret classified information to a journalist he was reportedly intimately involved with. | Henry Kyle Frese, a 30-year-old counter-terrorism analyst, had a top secret clearance at the DIA and worked there as a contractor since January 2017 before becoming a full-time employee. | A criminal indictment made public on Wednesday says that one reporter wrote at least eight articl…
Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested in central London
wsws.org | 2019-10-09
Over 500 peaceful climate protestors have been arrested in central London in just two days as part of an escalating response from the British state aimed at outlawing mass environmental protest as a form of terrorism.
Demonstrations Continue in Hong Kong in Defiance of Face Mask Ban
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-08
Hong Kong police have arrested and charged two protesters for defying the ban on wearing face masks during demonstrations.
This Is Not a Drill: 700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Fights Climate Crisis with Direct Action
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-08
More than 700 people have been arrested in civil disobedience actions as the group Extinction Rebellion kicked off two weeks of protests in 60 cities worldwide, demanding urgent government action on the climate crisis. Its members have superglued themselves to government buildings, occupied public landmarks, shut down roads and taken to the streets to sound the alarm about the impending catastrophe of global warming. Extinction Rebellion, a nonpolitical movement, launched last year in the U.K. and rose to prominence in April, when it disrupted traffic in Central London for 11 days. For more about the significance…
With Rikers Island Jail to Close, Activists Fight Against Four New Jails
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-07
Eddie Conway speaks to Brittany Williams and Ngozi Alston from No New Jails NYC about the four new jails planned for construction in New York in 2020, which have $11 billion earmarked for their construction and will be the tallest jails in the world. They say these will continue the legacy of mass incarceration.
69 activists arrested demanding shut down of Bow, New Hampshire coal plant
PSL Southern New Hampshire | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-06
Mass direct actions targets coal plant.
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.
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.‚Ä…
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.
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) …
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) …
Safe For Whom? How the MSD Commission is putting Florida's Children in Danger
splcenter.org | 2019-09-18
The commission appointed by politicians to study school safety in Florida after the mass shooting in Parkland in 2018 has recommended–without evidence to support them–measures that place children at greater risk of being shot or wrongfully arrested; put children's privacy and liberty in jeopardy and strip them of civil rights; create school environments that are more tense, anxiety-provoking, and traumatic; breed distrust between students and faculty; and absorb funds needed for programs that have actually been proven to make schools safer for all students. | Lacking needed expertise and diversity, th…