Daily Archives: October 16, 2019

2019-10-16: News Headlines

Makasi Motema (2019-10-16). What would a people's impeachment look like? workers.org Our news cycle is dominated by one overwhelming, all-encompassing story. While millions of people in the U.S. suffer without medical coverage, while police in Texas make a habit of entering Black people's homes and murdering them, and while our climate catastrophe looms, it is the palace intrigue of Trump's White . . . | Continue reading What would a people's impeachment look like? at Workers.org

Jesse Jackson (2019-10-16). More rehabilitation, less incarceration: How about votes for inmates? peoplesworld.org On my birthday this year, I continued my tradition of going to the Cook County Jail to have lunch with some of the 5,552 people who are inmates there. These visits remind me of the humanity of those who are in trouble—and of the inhumanity, even idiocy, of our criminal justice system. Despite the first …

Phebe Eckfeldt (2019-10-16). Hundreds pack State House to resist mass incarceration. workers.org Hundreds of families, friends and supporters of prisoners packed the Massachusetts State House Oct. 8 to support "An Act to Reduce Mass Incarceration." This bill, H3358, would eliminate life sentences without parole. A person serving a life sentence would be allowed to have a parole hearing after 25 years, then . . . | Continue reading Hundreds pack State House to resist mass incarceration at Workers.org

Maggie Hermann (2019-10-16). Solving New Orleans Mental Health Crisis – October Events. indybay.org WTUL News and Views Dj Maggie interviews Janet Hays, (Healing Minds NOLA), Judge Kern Reese (Civil District Court ) and Kenn Barnes, (The Louisiana Supreme Court) to discuss upcoming events addressing alternatives to incarceration, homelessness and death for people with serious mental illnesses. Audio – 25: 10…

Staff (2019-10-16). Headlines for October 16, 2019. democracynow.org 12 Democratic Candidates Take to the Stage in Ohio, Pence Heads to Turkey as Erdogan Vows No Ceasefire in Northern Syria, State Dept. Official: White House Put "Three Amigos" in Charge of Ukraine Policy, Activists Arrested in D.C. over Trump Plan to Gut Refugee Resettlement, British Family Detained for a Week After Mistakenly Driving Across U.S.-Canada Border, Egypt Tortured Journalist & Activist Esraa Abdel Fattah in Custody, Worst Fires in Decades Rage Across Lebanon, Mexican Senate Slated to Vote on Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Mohawk Man Launches Hunger Strike Amid Land Dispute with Real Estate Developers, Cal…

Andrés Castro (2019-10-16). Looking Normal in Kew Gardens. counterpunch.org Looking Normal in Kew Gardens It's normal not to think about the mentally ill homeless, until one picks up a six-year-old in your neighborhood, just playing in his driveway, and smashes his head against the pavement. I heard this homeless guy screaming, down the block from my building, as he was being arrested. Didn't look More

commondreams (2019-10-15). 18 Leaders Arrested Today at the Capitol While Protesting Trump Administration's Destruction of the Refugee Resettlement Program. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-15). Human Rights Leaders Arrested at US Capitol Protesting 'Cruel' Trump Plan to Slash Refugee Cap. commondreams.org As U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met privately with members of Congress Tuesday to discuss the President Donald Trump's push to cut the U.S. refugee cap to a record low, a group of human rights and faith leaders were arrested at the Capitol for protesting against the administration's "destruction" of the Refugee Resettlement Program. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-15). Botham Jean, Then Atatiana Jefferson: Outrage in Texas as Police Kill Another Black Resident at Home. democracynow.org A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, has been arrested and charged with murder, after he shot and killed an African-American woman who was inside her own home. Officer Aaron Dean was responding to a non-emergency call for a wellness check after a neighbor had called the Fort Worth police to report that 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson's front door was open at around 2: 30 in the morning on Saturday. Soon after the officers arrived, Dean, who never identified himself to be a police officer, shouted through Jefferson's bedroom window to put her hands up, and then immediately opened fire, killing her. Minutes b…

Staff (2019-10-15). Outrage in Texas as Police Kill Atatiana Jefferson at Home. truthout.org | | A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, has been arrested and charged with murder, after he shot and killed an African-American woman who was inside her own home. Officer Aaron Dean was responding to a non-emergency call for a wellness check after a neighbor had called the Fort Worth police to report that 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson's front door was open at around 2: 30 in the morning on Saturday. Soon after the officers arrived, Dean, who never identified himself to be a police officer, shouted thr…

teleSUR (2019-10-15). UK Police Orders Extinction Rebellion to Halt Protests. telesurenglish.net British police have ordered a halt to Extinction Rebellion protests in London after a week of civil disobedience by climate change activists who have targeted government building and major financial institutions. | RELATED: | Extinction Rebellion Protesters Try to Occupy London Airport | "Any assembly linked to the Extinction Rebellion 'Autumn Upr…

teleSUR (2019-10-15). 'Can't Silence the Land,' Uruguayans Shout at Bleier's Funeral. telesurenglish.net Uruguay's former President Jose Mujica Monday attended the public wake of Eduardo Bleier, a communist activist who was arrested and killed during the dictatorship's reign (1973-1985). | RELATED: | Uruguay Supports Venezuelan Dialogue at UN Human Rights Council | Among applause, tears, silence and red flags, Uruguayans gathered in Montevideo to say goodbye to a man who…

RT (2019-10-14). Texas cop charged with murder after shooting a woman playing video games with child in her own home. rt.com A Texas police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a window of her own home while she was playing video games with her nephew has been arrested and charged with murder, the Fort Worth interim police chief has said.

RT (2019-10-13). Florida police respond to mall 'shooting' in Boca Raton. rt.com Police and federal agencies have responded to a supposed active shooter at a shopping mall in Boca Raton, Florida. Local media reports one person shot, though cops say no shooter was found. | Boca Raton Police responded to the "active incident" at around 3pm on Sunday and urged anyone still inside the mall to remain sheltered in place. Footage shared on social media showed shoppers hurrying away from the scene as SWAT teams approached the building. | All persons in Town Center Mall shelter in place while @bocapolice and SWAT teams conduct search…

CGTN (2019-10-13). Did Hong Kong Police Use Excessive Force? dissidentvoice.org Accusations of #HongKong #police using excessive #force are without end. This video puts the issues into perspective.

Gregory Shupak (2019-10-13). The False Balance Between Fascists and Antifascists. fair.org Right-wing terror is a feature of daily life in present-day America. Ostensibly spontaneous violence incubates in the same ideological ecosystem as organized reactionary political associations. Tribute to victims at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh. (photo: Wikimedia) | Robert Bowers, the man arrested for a rampage that killed seven at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue, was seemingly steeped in the ultra-right's internal online debates, blaming Jews and Muslims for what he sees as the "

John Wojcik (2019-10-11). Giuliani's mobster pals arrested on campaign finance violations. peoplesworld.org Two Florida-based mobsters who funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars into a Trump PAC and tens of thousands of additional dollars into the coffers of top Republican lawmakers were arrested Wednesday night as they were attempting to flee the country. They were nabbed only hours after having lunch with Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal attorney, …

pip.hinman (2019-10-11). Cops aren't tops. greenleft.org.au Fighting Fund Sam WainwrightIssue 1240 Australia climate emergency Extinction Rebellion fossil fuel mafiaOctober 1…

pip.hinman (2019-10-11). Extinction Rebellion protester: Why we got arrested for climate change. greenleft.org.au climate emergency Duncan RodenIssue 1240 Australia Extinction Rebellion SydneyOctober 11, 2019More than 38 people, including myself, were arrested during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest i…

SAMIR (2019-10-10). Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid! bdsmovement.net 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)

Staff (2019-10-09). Extinction Rebellion: Hundreds Arrested in Protest of Climate Crisis. therealnews.com Thousands are taking part in two weeks of civil disobedience aimed at forcing governments to address climate change…

splcenter (2019-10-07). Beyond Bars: Life before and after incarceration in Alabama. splcenter.org As criminal justice and prison reform take center stage in Alabama politics, Alabamians for Fair Justice, a broad coalition of advocates supported by the SPLC and other organizations, are working to lift up the voices of people directly affected by the criminal justice system.

PSL Southern New Hampshire (2019-10-06). 69 activists arrested demanding shut down of Bow, New Hampshire coal plant. liberationnews.org Mass direct actions targets coal plant.

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)

2019-10-16: Social Media Postees

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What would a people's impeachment look like?
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2019-10-16
Our news cycle is dominated by one overwhelming, all-encompassing story. While millions of people in the U.S. suffer without medical coverage, while police in Texas make a habit of entering Black people's homes and murdering them, and while our climate catastrophe looms, it is the palace intrigue of Trump's White . . . | Continue reading What would a people's impeachment look like? at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/10/44049/

More rehabilitation, less incarceration: How about votes for inmates?
Jesse Jackson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-16
On my birthday this year, I continued my tradition of going to the Cook County Jail to have lunch with some of the 5,552 people who are inmates there. These visits remind me of the humanity of those who are in trouble–and of the inhumanity, even idiocy, of our criminal justice system. Despite the first …
peoplesworld.org/article/more-rehabilitation-less-incarceration-how-about-votes-for-inmates/

Solving New Orleans Mental Health Crisis – October Events
Maggie Hermann | indybay.org | 2019-10-16
WTUL News and Views Dj Maggie interviews Janet Hays, (Healing Minds NOLA), Judge Kern Reese (Civil District Court ) and Kenn Barnes, (The Louisiana Supreme Court) to discuss upcoming events addressing alternatives to incarceration, homelessness and death for people with serious mental illnesses. Audio – 25: 10…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/14/18827295.php

Hundreds pack State House to resist mass incarceration
Phebe Eckfeldt | workers.org | 2019-10-16
Hundreds of families, friends and supporters of prisoners packed the Massachusetts State House Oct. 8 to support "An Act to Reduce Mass Incarceration." This bill, H3358, would eliminate life sentences without parole. A person serving a life sentence would be allowed to have a parole hearing after 25 years, then . . . | Continue reading Hundreds pack State House to resist mass incarceration at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/10/44054/

Looking Normal in Kew Gardens
Andrés Castro | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Looking Normal in Kew Gardens It's normal not to think about the mentally ill homeless, until one picks up a six-year-old in your neighborhood, just playing in his driveway, and smashes his head against the pavement. I heard this homeless guy screaming, down the block from my building, as he was being arrested. Didn't look…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/16/looking-normal-in-kew-gardens/

What I Learn When I Have Lunch at Cook County Jail
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2019-10-15
We should be doing far more rehabilitation and far less incarceration. (Photo: Josh Rushing/cc/ACLU of Louisiana) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/15/what-i-learn-when-i-have-lunch-cook-county-jail?cd-origin=rss

18 Leaders Arrested Today at the Capitol While Protesting Trump Administration's Destruction of the Refugee Resettlement Program
commondreams.org | 2019-10-15
______________________________…
commondreams.org/newswire/2019/10/15/18-leaders-arrested-today-capitol-while-protesting-trump-administrations?cd-origin=rss

Human Rights Leaders Arrested at US Capitol Protesting 'Cruel' Trump Plan to Slash Refugee Cap
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-15
As U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met privately with members of Congress Tuesday to discuss the President Donald Trump's push to cut the U.S. refugee cap to a record low, a group of human rights and faith leaders were arrested at the Capitol for protesting against the administration's "destruction" of the Refugee Resettlement Program. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/15/human-rights-leaders-arrested-us-capitol-protesting-cruel-trump-plan-slash-refugee?cd-origin=rss

Botham Jean, Then Atatiana Jefferson: Outrage in Texas as Police Kill Another Black Resident at Home
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-15
A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, has been arrested and charged with murder, after he shot and killed an African-American woman who was inside her own home. Officer Aaron Dean was responding to a non-emergency call for a wellness check after a neighbor had called the Fort Worth police to report that 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson's front door was open at around 2: 30 in the morning on Saturday. Soon after the officers arrived, Dean, who never identified himself to be a police officer, shouted through Jefferson's bedroom window to put her hands up, and then immediately opened fire, killing her. Minutes b…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/15/atatiana…

Outrage in Texas as Police Kill Atatiana Jefferson at Home
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-15
| A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, has been arrested and charged with murder, after he shot and killed an African-American woman who was inside her own home. Officer Aaron Dean was responding to a non-emergency call for a wellness check after a neighbor had called the Fort Worth police to report that 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson's front door was open at around 2: 30 in the morning on Saturday. Soon after the officers arrived, Dean, who never identified himself to be a police officer, shouted thr…
truthout.org/video/outrage-in-texas-as-police-kill-atatiana-jefferson-at-home/

'Can't Silence the Land,' Uruguayans Shout at Bleier's Funeral
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
Uruguay's former President Jose Mujica Monday attended the public wake of Eduardo Bleier, a communist activist who was arrested and killed during the dictatorship's reign (1973-1985). | RELATED: | Uruguay Supports Venezuelan Dialogue at UN Human Rights Council | Among applause, tears, silence and red flags, Uruguayans gathered in Montevideo to say goodbye to a man who…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cant-Silence-the-Land-Uruguayans-Shout-at-Bleiers-Funeral-20191015-0005.html

Texas cop charged with murder after shooting a woman playing video games with child in her own home
rt.com | 2019-10-14
A Texas police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a window of her own home while she was playing video games with her nephew has been arrested and charged with murder, the Fort Worth interim police chief has said. | …
rt.com/usa/470935-texas-atatiana-jefferson-cop-resigned/

Florida police respond to mall 'shooting' in Boca Raton
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Police and federal agencies have responded to a supposed active shooter at a shopping mall in Boca Raton, Florida. Local media reports one person shot, though cops say no shooter was found. | Boca Raton Police responded to the "active incident" at around 3pm on Sunday and urged anyone still inside the mall to remain sheltered in place. Footage shared on social media showed shoppers hurrying away from the scene as SWAT teams approached the building. | All persons in Town Center Mall shelter in place while @bocapolice and SWAT teams conduct search…
rt.com/usa/470867-boca-mall-shooting-florida/

Did Hong Kong Police Use Excessive Force?
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-13
Accusations of #HongKong #police using excessive #force are without end. This video puts the issues into perspective.
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/did-hong-kong-police-use-excessive-force/

The False Balance Between Fascists and Antifascists
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-10-13
Right-wing terror is a feature of daily life in present-day America. Ostensibly spontaneous violence incubates in the same ideological ecosystem as organized reactionary political associations. Tribute to victims at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh. (photo: Wikimedia) | Robert Bowers, the man arrested for a rampage that killed seven at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue, was seemingly steeped in the ultra-right's internal online debates, blaming Jews and Muslims for what he sees as the "
fair.org/home/the-false-balance-between-fascists-and-antifascists/

Extinction Rebellion protester: Why we got arrested for climate change
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
climate emergency Duncan RodenIssue 1240 Australia Extinction Rebellion SydneyOctober 11, 2019More than 38 people, including myself, were arrested during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest i…
greenleft.org.au/content/extinction-rebellion-protester-why-we-got-arrested-climate-change

Giuliani's mobster pals arrested on campaign finance violations
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-11
Two Florida-based mobsters who funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars into a Trump PAC and tens of thousands of additional dollars into the coffers of top Republican lawmakers were arrested Wednesday night as they were attempting to flee the country. They were nabbed only hours after having lunch with Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal attorney, …
peoplesworld.org/article/giulianis-mobster-pals-arrested-on-campaign-finance-violations/

Cops aren't tops
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
Fighting Fund Sam WainwrightIssue 1240 Australia climate emergency Extinction Rebellion fossil fuel mafiaOctober 1…
greenleft.org.au/content/cops-arent-tops

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) …
bdsmovement.net/bollywoodstandagainstapartheid

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…
therealnews.com/stories/extinction-rebellion-arrested-climate-crisis

Beyond Bars: Life before and after incarceration in Alabama
splcenter.org | 2019-10-07
As criminal justice and prison reform take center stage in Alabama politics, Alabamians for Fair Justice, a broad coalition of advocates supported by the SPLC and other organizations, are working to lift up the voices of people directly affected by the criminal justice system.
splcenter.org/news/2019/10/15/beyond-bars-life-and-after-incarceration-alabama

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.
liberationnews.org/69-activists-arrested-demanding-shut-down-of-bow-new-hampshire-coal-plant/

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