Daily Archives: October 28, 2019

2019-10-28: News Headlines

Mostafa Afzalzadeh (2019-10-28). Interview with Andre Vltchek for Iran's Farhikhtegan Newspaper. dissidentvoice.org Mostafa Afzalzadeh: Do we see an increase in the number of countries resisting the bullying of the United States and its allies? What makes this resistance happen? Andre Vltchek: I believe that there are two main factors. The first one is the 'moral one': People are more and more aware of the brutality of the …

Ben Norton (2019-10-28). 'This charge is 100% false': Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal has been arrested on false charges after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence outside the DC…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-28). 27 Youth Climate Activists Arrested for Canadian Parliament Sit-In Demanding Green New Deal. commondreams.org Over two dozen youth activists were arrested Monday for occupying the floor of Canada's House of Commons to demand the nation's lawmakers prioritize combating the climate emergency a week after voters elected a squad of Green New Deal supporters to Parliament. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eds. (2019-10-28). Chile over 1 Million people march in Chile's largest protest. mronline.org Protests that started over a hike in public transport fares boiled into massive marches. The government responded with heavy repression. At least 18 people have been killed, hundreds have been injured, and over 7,000 arrested. | Source

Telesur (2019-10-28). Over 1 Million People March in Chile's Largest Protest. globalresearch.ca Protests that started over a hike in public transport fares boiled into massive marches. The government responded with heavy repression. At least 18 people have been killed, hundreds have been injured, and over 7,000 arrested. | *** | Over one million people …

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-28). 'Call It the Surge': Vowing Nationwide Crackdown, Trump Touts Tougher and More Militarized US Police. commondreams.org "They didn't want to make you look so tough," the president told a room full of cops on Monday. "They didn't want to make you look like you're a threat." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2019-10-26). Man charged with killing 39 people who were found dead in the back of a lorry. thecanary.co A lorry driver has been charged with killing 39 people who were found dead in a trailer in Essex.Maurice Robinson, 25, is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on 28 October.He is charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and money laundering.Robinson, who is known as Mo and is from Northern Ireland, was arrested shortly after the bodies of eight women and 31 men were found in the refrigerated trailer in an industrial park in Grays in the early hours of Wednesday.The charges came after a man wanted by Essex Police as part of the invest…

The Real News Network (2019-10-26). Jane Fonda: Put Oil and Gas Executives on Trial. dissidentvoice.org Before she got arrested at her weekly #FireDrillFriday demonstration, Jane Fonda told TRNN's Dharna Noor that she tried to get Netflix to give her a yearlong hiatus from Grace and Frankie to continue protesting climate inaction.

Staff (2019-10-25). Is Rikers Island Really Closing? Or is De Blasio Misrepresenting the NYC Council Vote? therealnews.com Eddie Conway spoke with organizer Albert Saint-Jean from Just Immigration about the impact of the NYC Council borough-based jail vote, about nonprofits that are funding more incarceration, and the misreporting of Rikers Jail closing.

Fight Back (2019-10-25). Tallahassee activists 'Say her name' and demand justice for victims of police crimes. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On October 22, a lively group rallied in the streets of the historic Florida capital city, chanting "Say her name," "Black lives matter" and "Justice for Atatiana." The action was a part of the National Day Against Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. | The protest brought attention to a recent case of police brutality: that of 28-year-old African American Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot in her own home by Fort Worth, Texas police officer Aaron Dean. | Tallahassee Community Action Committee and Tallahassee Students for a Democratic Society organized the protest…

Staff (2019-10-25). Jane Fonda: Put Oil and Gas Executives on Trial. therealnews.com Before she got arrested at her weekly #FireDrillFriday demonstration, Jane Fonda told TRNN's Dharna Noor that she tried to get Netflix to give her a yearlong hiatus from Grace and Frankie to continue protesting climate inaction.

Mr. Tranzerious Anderson (2019-10-24). 'Forgiveness and mercy' — for whom? workers.org The writer of the following letter is imprisoned in Massachusetts. As the month of October began, an extraordinary event was unfurling in a Texas courtroom. At least that's how the mainstream media was reporting it. However, for people of color and other oppressed individuals, this was a familiar scene. In . . . | Continue reading 'Forgiveness and mercy' — for whom? at Workers.org

Staff (2019-10-24). Headlines for October 24, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Lifts Sanctions on Turkey, Citing Ceasefire Agreement, Republican Lawmakers Disrupt Closed-Door Impeachment Hearing, Trump's Lawyer Argues the President Can't Be Prosecuted for Murder, Death Toll in Chile Protests Rises to 18 as Human Rights Groups Allege Torture, Spain Removes Remains of Francisco Franco from National Mausoleum, Julian Assange Appears Frail and Confused in London Court Hearing, 39 Bodies Found in Tractor-Trailer in Southeast England, Honduran Woman's Lawsuit Claims Years of Sexual Assault by ICE Agent, Immigrant Worker Injured in New Orleans Hotel Collapse Arrested by ICE, California Utili…

Media Lens (2019-10-24). "This Is Oil Country!": Climate Protests and the Left. dissidentvoice.org The left has a dark secret that is becoming ever harder to ignore: it is riddled with climate scepticism, indifference and denial. Pick your favourite left-progressive writers, check their Twitter timelines and published work for mentions of the climate crisis. Check their level of support for protesters who, despite being arrested and beaten, have finally …

Staff (2019-10-23). Fighting Apartheid By Taking Ownership of Land and Time. therealnews.com City residents are fighting a history of exploitation through collective ownership of food, labor, and land, showing that another world is possible.

Staff (2019-10-22). HBO's Watchmen Tackles the 1921 Tulsa Massacre. therealnews.com Image courtesy of HBO. | When sci-fi fans watched Sunday night's season premiere of HBO's Watchmen they were thrust immediately into the bloody 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. In the show's opening scene, cameras followed a young, black boy who is carried by his mother outside a movie theatre and directly into the carnage. Black people are lit on fire, dragged through the streets, and shot on sight. | Based on the wildly popular graphic novel of the same name, "Watchmen" is set in an alternate version of our history. The show is fiction, but the massacre depicted on screen was very real. | "Before the massacre, Greenwo…

Udi Ofer (2019-10-18). Unveiling a State-by-State Plan to End our Mass Incarceration Crisis. aclu.org The United States locks up more of its people than | any other nation in the world. A whopping 2.2 million people are living behind | bars in this country on any given day. Our national incarceration rate is four | times that of Australia, five times that of the United Kingdom, and six times that | of Canada. | This uniquely American problem is not one crisis | — rather, mass incarceration is a series of state-based catastrophes, each one | different from the next. While much attention was paid | to the federal reforms passed last year through the First Step Act, of | the 2.2 million people locked up on…

Staff (2019-10-18). Sentenced to Life in Prison as a Teen, How Cyntoia Brown Survived Sex Trafficking & Won Her Freedom. democracynow.org At the age of 16, she was arrested for killing a man who had picked her up for sex, after she had been forced into sexual slavery as a child. She was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder for shooting the man who bought her for sex when she feared for her life. Today Cyntoia Brown-Long joins us to share her experience, what has happened in the 15 years she was incarcerated, and how she won her release. In an incredible development, after a years-long campaign to win her freedom, Cyntoia was granted clemency in January after former Tennessee Governor Bill Ha…

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.

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Interview with Andre Vltchek for Iran's Farhikhtegan Newspaper
Mostafa Afzalzadeh | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-28
Mostafa Afzalzadeh: Do we see an increase in the number of countries resisting the bullying of the United States and its allies? What makes this resistance happen? Andre Vltchek: I believe that there are two main factors. The first one is the 'moral one': People are more and more aware of the brutality of the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/interview-with-andre-vltchek-for-irans-farhikhtegan-newspaper/

'This charge is 100% false': Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-28
The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal has been arrested on false charges after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence outside the DC…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/28/this-charge-is-one-hundred-percent-false-grayzone-editor-max-blumenthal-arrested-months-after-reporting-on-venezuelan-opposition-violence/

Over 1 Million People March in Chile's Largest Protest
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-28
Protests that started over a hike in public transport fares boiled into massive marches. The government responded with heavy repression. At least 18 people have been killed, hundreds have been injured, and over 7,000 arrested. | *** | Over one million people …
globalresearch.ca/over-1-million-people-march-chile-largest-protest/5693228

Chile over 1 Million people march in Chile's largest protest
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-28
Protests that started over a hike in public transport fares boiled into massive marches. The government responded with heavy repression. At least 18 people have been killed, hundreds have been injured, and over 7,000 arrested. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/10/28/chile-over-1-million-people-march-in-chiles-largest-protest/

27 Youth Climate Activists Arrested for Canadian Parliament Sit-In Demanding Green New Deal
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-28
Over two dozen youth activists were arrested Monday for occupying the floor of Canada's House of Commons to demand the nation's lawmakers prioritize combating the climate emergency a week after voters elected a squad of Green New Deal supporters to Parliament. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/28/27-youth-climate-activists-arrested-canadian-parliament-sit-demanding-green-new-deal?cd-origin=rss

'Call It the Surge': Vowing Nationwide Crackdown, Trump Touts Tougher and More Militarized US Police
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-28
"They didn't want to make you look so tough," the president told a room full of cops on Monday. "They didn't want to make you look like you're a threat." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/28/call-it-surge-vowing-nationwide-crackdown-trump-touts-tougher-and-more-militarized?cd-origin=rss

Man charged with killing 39 people who were found dead in the back of a lorry
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-26
A lorry driver has been charged with killing 39 people who were found dead in a trailer in Essex.Maurice Robinson, 25, is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on 28 October.He is charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and money laundering.Robinson, who is known as Mo and is from Northern Ireland, was arrested shortly after the bodies of eight women and 31 men were found in the refrigerated trailer in an industrial park in Grays in the early hours of Wednesday.The charges came after a man wanted by Essex Police as part of the invest…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/26/man-charged-with-killing-39-people-who-were-found-dead-in-the-back-of-a-lorry/

Jane Fonda: Put Oil and Gas Executives on Trial
The Real News Network | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-26
Before she got arrested at her weekly #FireDrillFriday demonstration, Jane Fonda told TRNN's Dharna Noor that she tried to get Netflix to give her a yearlong hiatus from Grace and Frankie to continue protesting climate inaction.
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/jane-fonda-put-oil-and-gas-executives-on-trial/

Is Rikers Island Really Closing? Or is De Blasio Misrepresenting the NYC Council Vote?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-25
Eddie Conway spoke with organizer Albert Saint-Jean from Just Immigration about the impact of the NYC Council borough-based jail vote, about nonprofits that are funding more incarceration, and the misreporting of Rikers Jail closing.
therealnews.com/stories/rikers-closing-misrepresented-de-blasio

Tallahassee activists 'Say her name' and demand justice for victims of police crimes
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-25
Tallahassee, FL – On October 22, a lively group rallied in the streets of the historic Florida capital city, chanting "Say her name," "Black lives matter" and "Justice for Atatiana." The action was a part of the National Day Against Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. | The protest brought attention to a recent case of police brutality: that of 28-year-old African American Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot in her own home by Fort Worth, Texas police officer Aaron Dean. | Tallahassee Community Action Committee and Tallahassee Students for a Democratic Society organized the protest…
fightbacknews.org/2019/10/25/tallahassee-activists-say-her-name-and-demand-justice-victims-police-crimes

Jane Fonda: Put Oil and Gas Executives on Trial
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-25
Before she got arrested at her weekly #FireDrillFriday demonstration, Jane Fonda told TRNN's Dharna Noor that she tried to get Netflix to give her a yearlong hiatus from Grace and Frankie to continue protesting climate inaction.
therealnews.com/stories/jane-fonda-oil-gas-executives-protest

"This Is Oil Country!": Climate Protests and the Left
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-24
The left has a dark secret that is becoming ever harder to ignore: it is riddled with climate scepticism, indifference and denial. Pick your favourite left-progressive writers, check their Twitter timelines and published work for mentions of the climate crisis. Check their level of support for protesters who, despite being arrested and beaten, have finally …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/this-is-oil-country-climate-protests-and-the-left/

Fighting Apartheid By Taking Ownership of Land and Time
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-23
City residents are fighting a history of exploitation through collective ownership of food, labor, and land, showing that another world is possible.
therealnews.com/stories/fighting-apartheid-land-time-collective-balti

HBO's Watchmen Tackles the 1921 Tulsa Massacre
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-22
Image courtesy of HBO. | When sci-fi fans watched Sunday night's season premiere of HBO's Watchmen they were thrust immediately into the bloody 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. In the show's opening scene, cameras followed a young, black boy who is carried by his mother outside a movie theatre and directly into the carnage. Black people are lit on fire, dragged through the streets, and shot on sight. | Based on the wildly popular graphic novel of the same name, "Watchmen" is set in an alternate version of our history. The show is fiction, but the massacre depicted on screen was very real. | "Before the massacre, Greenwo…
therealnews.com/columns/hbos-watchmen-tackles-1921-tulsa-massacre

Unveiling a State-by-State Plan to End our Mass Incarceration Crisis
Udi Ofer | aclu.org | 2019-10-18
The United States locks up more of its people than | any other nation in the world. A whopping 2.2 million people are living behind | bars in this country on any given day. Our national incarceration rate is four | times that of Australia, five times that of the United Kingdom, and six times that | of Canada. | This uniquely American problem is not one crisis | — rather, mass incarceration is a series of state-based catastrophes, each one | different from the next. While much attention was paid | to the federal reforms passed last year through the First Step Act, of | the 2.2 million people locked up on…
aclu.org/news/smart-justice/unveiling-a-state-by-state-plan-to-end-our-mass-incarceration-crisis

Sentenced to Life in Prison as a Teen, How Cyntoia Brown Survived Sex Trafficking & Won Her Freedom
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-18
At the age of 16, she was arrested for killing a man who had picked her up for sex, after she had been forced into sexual slavery as a child. She was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder for shooting the man who bought her for sex when she feared for her life. Today Cyntoia Brown-Long joins us to share her experience, what has happened in the 15 years she was incarcerated, and how she won her release. In an incredible development, after a years-long campaign to win her freedom, Cyntoia was granted clemency in January after former Tennessee Governor Bill Ha…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/18/cyntoia_…

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