Daily Archives: October 17, 2019

2019-10-17: News Headlines

Ted Rall (2019-10-17). The First Thing We Do, Let's Fire All the Cops. counterpunch.org In the latest shooting of an innocent civilian by a trigger-happy police officer, a white Fort Worth cop blew away a 28-year-old African-American woman through her bedroom window as she played a video game with her eight-year-old nephew. Atatiana Jefferson's neighbor had called a nonemergency police number to request that they check on her because her doors More

teleSUR (2019-10-17). Colombian Presidential Guard Member Arrested For Massacre. telesurenglish.net A member of Colombia's presidential guard was arrested on Wednesday for involvement in a massacre in which ten were killed in the municipality of El Tarra in North Santander. | RELATED: | US, Colombia Expand Cooperation To Crack Down on Coca Producers | Diego Hernando Galván Ruedas, of the 37th Infantry Battalion of the Presidential Gu…

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

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

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, Man Launches Hunger Strike Amid Mohawk Land Dispute with Real Estate Developers, Cal…

teleSUR, jg (2019-10-16). Woman Charged in London With Planning to Bomb ST Paul's Cathedral. telesurenglish.net A woman appeared in court Wednesday under charges of terrorism including allegedly investigating and preparing a bomb attack on St. Paul's Cathedral in England. | RELATED: | France's House Favors IVF For Lesbian, Single Women | According to police authorities, Safiyya Amira Shaikh of 36 years old was arrested at the Westminster Magistrates Court and will appear again before the Old Bailey Court on November first. | The official statement revealed that Shaikh, residing in Hayes,…

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…

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 "

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)

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)

2019-10-17: Social Media Postees

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The First Thing We Do, Let's Fire All the Cops
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-17
In the latest shooting of an innocent civilian by a trigger-happy police officer, a white Fort Worth cop blew away a 28-year-old African-American woman through her bedroom window as she played a video game with her eight-year-old nephew. Atatiana Jefferson's neighbor had called a nonemergency police number to request that they check on her because her doors…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/17/the-first-thing-we-do-lets-fire-all-the-cops/

Colombian Presidential Guard Member Arrested For Massacre
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-17
A member of Colombia's presidential guard was arrested on Wednesday for involvement in a massacre in which ten were killed in the municipality of El Tarra in North Santander. | RELATED: | US, Colombia Expand Cooperation To Crack Down on Coca Producers | Diego Hernando Galván Ruedas, of the 37th Infantry Battalion of the Presidential Gu…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombian-Presidential-Guard-Member-Arrested-For-Massacre-20191017-0012.html

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/

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/

Woman Charged in London With Planning to Bomb ST Paul's Cathedral
teleSUR, jg | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
A woman appeared in court Wednesday under charges of terrorism including allegedly investigating and preparing a bomb attack on St. Paul's Cathedral in England. | RELATED: | France's House Favors IVF For Lesbian, Single Women | According to police authorities, Safiyya Amira Shaikh of 36 years old was arrested at the Westminster Magistrates Court and will appear again before the Old Bailey Court on November first. | The official statement revealed that Shaikh, residing in Hayes,…
telesurenglish.net/news/woman-charged-in-london-with-planning-to-bomb-st-paul-cathedral-20191016-0029.html

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…

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/

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/

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/

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

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

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