Daily Archives: October 31, 2019

2019-10-31: News Headlines

Jeffrey Sommers (2019-10-31). 53206: The Poverty of Politics. counterpunch.org The proposed plant (Strauss Meats) straddles Milwaukee's 53206 zip code, notorious for its de-industrialization induced blight and poverty. Century City is the rebranded 80 acre "business park" that once housed A.O. Smith, once the largest producer of auto and truck frames in the United States. At its peak, it employed nearly 8000 industrial union workers. These jobs delivered solid incomes to African-Americans in the 53206 and adjacent zip codes. A.O. Smith's closure, along with a larger deindustrialization underway in Milwaukee, struck a death blow to middle-class aspirations for many of the city's African-Amer…

Staff (2019-10-31). The Unchecked Growth of Policing Makes Everyone a Criminal, Even Children. therealnews.com Despite a nationwide drop in crime the number of cops continues to grow. In this episode of The Police Accountability Report we examine some of the consequences of that growth and how it leads to unnecessary arrests and increased incarceration…

Peter Koenig (2019-10-31). Chile and Her History of Western Interference. globalresearch.ca Chile is experiencing the largest and most serious political crisis and public unrest throughout Santiago and the country's major cities, since the return to 'democracy' in 1990. A weeklong of fire, teargas and police brutality, left at least 20 people …

Jeffery Robinson (2019-10-31). Why Have a Forum on Reparations in Charleston and Why Now? aclu.org This year marks 400 years since enslaved, kidnapped people were purchased by the forefathers and — mothers of America. Are the events that began 400 years ago connected to today? William Faulkner wrote, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." | On June 19, 2019, the National African American Reparations | Commission (NAARC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) held | a forum on H.R. 40 in the historic Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, | D.C. As a follow up to that…

Mike Rhodes (2019-10-31). Enough is Enough – No More Stolen Lives. indybay.org This demonstration was called "Stop Repeat Killer Cops" and brought out community activists, the families who have lost loved ones and a community activist who announced he is running for mayor.

RT (2019-10-31). Starbucks fired manager 'because she was white,' lawsuit claims in wake of infamous Philadelphia store arrest of 2 black men. rt.com A former regional manager has sued Starbucks for racial discrimination, claiming she was fired because she was white after two black men were arrested for "trespassing" at a Philadelphia location she oversaw. | Shannon Phillips, a 13-year Starbucks employee, has sued the chain, alleging she was fired for being white after video of a seemingly racially-biased arrest at one of the stores she managed went viral and triggered mass outrage against the coffee behemoth. If she was not white, Phillips charged in the suit filed in the US District Court of New Jersey earlier this week, she would still have her job, havi…

Peter Koenig (2019-10-31). Chile and Her History of Western Interference. dissidentvoice.org Chile is experiencing the largest and most serious political crisis and public unrest throughout Santiago and the country's major cities since the return to 'democracy' in 1990. A week long of fire, tear-gas and police brutality left at least 20 people dead, thousands arrested and injured. More than 1.2 million people protested on Friday 25 …

teleSUR (2019-10-31). Panama: Over 40 Arrested in Rally Against Constitutional Reform. telesurenglish.net At least 46 citizens and 6 minors were arrested in Panama City on Wednesday as a result of protests against constitutional reforms, which would see Congress able to change the national budget and oversee investigations of judges and prosecutors. | RELATED: | Panama Asks for Help to Halt Destruction of Forests | Although citizens have been demonstrating since last week, Wednesday's protests were the most intense so far. | As a result of homophobic statements made by lawmaker Jairo Salazar…

Alice Speri (2019-10-30). The Presidential Town Hall on Mass Incarceration Was a Historic Moment and a Missed Opportunity. theintercept.com Collectively, the men and women in the room had hundreds of years of prison experience. The presidential town hall, the first ever to be hosted by formerly incarcerated people, was a unique opportunity for candidates to speak about the criminal justice system with those who know firsthand its devastating failures. But only three candidates showed up — and while the conversation delved into questions rarely tackled on the campaign trail, some of the candidates' answers left those in the audience disappointed. | The e…

Staff (2019-10-30). Headlines for October 30, 2019. democracynow.org Vindman: White House Transcript of Trump Phone Call Omitted Key Words, Boeing CEO Grilled by Senate Lawmakers Over 737 MAX Failures, Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns Amid Massive Protests, Tens of Thousands Pour into Baghdad's Tahrir Square as Iraq Protests Continue, Anti-Government Protests in Haiti Enter their Seventh Week, Ceasefire Between Turkey and Syrian Kurds in Northern Syria Expires, House Votes for Resolution to Recognize Armenian Genocide, Journalist Max Blumenthal Says He Was Arrested on False Charges, National Weather Service Issues "Extreme Red Flag Warning" over Fires, Protesters Slam BlackRock for…

WSWS (2019-10-30). Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested in Washington DC. wsws.org The independent journalist was shackled in a cage for five hours on a false charge stemming from protests at the Venezuelan embassy in April and May of this year.

Joe Emersberger (2019-10-30). Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Western Media and 'Human Rights' NGOs. fair.org by Joe Emersberger Grayzone ( 10/28/19) reported that its editor, Max Blumenthal, had been arrested on "fabricated charge related to the siege of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC." | Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal, a prominent journalistic critic of US policy toward Venezuela, was arrested by DC police on Friday, October 25, in connection with a protest at the Venezuelan embassy, and held incommunicado. But if you rely o…

John Catalinotto (2019-10-29). Chile's people defy cops and army to demand gov't resign. workers.org Oct. 28 — Indigenous Mapuche people, students, workers, retired workers, women, people from all but the most privileged sectors of Chilean society defied the state of emergency and curfew to come out in massive protest Oct. 25, after more than a week of violent confrontations with the authorities. In retreat, . . . | Continue reading Chile's people defy cops and army to demand gov't resign at Workers.org

Fight Back (2019-10-29). Salt Lake City: Demand charges be dropped against Inland Port protesters, end to police brutality. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Sixty people rallied at Library Square in Salt Lake City, October 26, for the National Day of Action Against Police Brutality and Repression. The event, hosted by Utah Against Police Brutality (UAPB), focused on the devastating year of police violence locally, with eight people killed by police in 2019 so far. Organizers also denounced the recent charges of 14 anti-Inland Port activists, including ten felony riot charges. | "Not only do we have killings nationwide, we have them here, police killings continue everywhere," said UAPB organizer Deb Blake, who emceed the event. "We know that polic…

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…

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

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

2019-10-31: Social Media Postees

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Chile and Her History of Western Interference
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
Chile is experiencing the largest and most serious political crisis and public unrest throughout Santiago and the country's major cities, since the return to 'democracy' in 1990. A weeklong of fire, teargas and police brutality, left at least 20 people …
globalresearch.ca/chile-history-western-interference/5693561

53206: The Poverty of Politics
Jeffrey Sommers | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
The proposed plant (Strauss Meats) straddles Milwaukee's 53206 zip code, notorious for its de-industrialization induced blight and poverty. Century City is the rebranded 80 acre "business park" that once housed A.O. Smith, once the largest producer of auto and truck frames in the United States. At its peak, it employed nearly 8000 industrial union workers. These jobs delivered solid incomes to African-Americans in the 53206 and adjacent zip codes. A.O. Smith's closure, along with a larger deindustrialization underway in Milwaukee, struck a death blow to middle-class aspirations for many of the city's African-Amer…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/31/53206-the-poverty-of-politics/

The Unchecked Growth of Policing Makes Everyone a Criminal, Even Children
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-31
Despite a nationwide drop in crime the number of cops continues to grow. In this episode of The Police Accountability Report we examine some of the consequences of that growth and how it leads to unnecessary arrests and increased incarceration…
therealnews.com/stories/unchecked-growth-policing-makes-everyone-criminal-even-children

Enough is Enough – No More Stolen Lives
Mike Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-10-31
This demonstration was called "Stop Repeat Killer Cops" and brought out community activists, the families who have lost loved ones and a community activist who announced he is running for mayor.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/29/18827702.php

Starbucks fired manager 'because she was white,' lawsuit claims in wake of infamous Philadelphia store arrest of 2 black men
rt.com | 2019-10-31
A former regional manager has sued Starbucks for racial discrimination, claiming she was fired because she was white after two black men were arrested for "trespassing" at a Philadelphia location she oversaw. | Shannon Phillips, a 13-year Starbucks employee, has sued the chain, alleging she was fired for being white after video of a seemingly racially-biased arrest at one of the stores she managed went viral and triggered mass outrage against the coffee behemoth. If she was not white, Phillips charged in the suit filed in the US District Court of New Jersey earlier this week, she would still have her job, havi…
rt.com/usa/472336-starbucks-manager-fired-white-arrest/

Chile and Her History of Western Interference
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-31
Chile is experiencing the largest and most serious political crisis and public unrest throughout Santiago and the country's major cities since the return to 'democracy' in 1990. A week long of fire, tear-gas and police brutality left at least 20 people dead, thousands arrested and injured. More than 1.2 million people protested on Friday 25 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/chile-and-her-history-of-western-interference/

Panama: Over 40 Arrested in Rally Against Constitutional Reform
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-31
At least 46 citizens and 6 minors were arrested in Panama City on Wednesday as a result of protests against constitutional reforms, which would see Congress able to change the national budget and oversee investigations of judges and prosecutors. | RELATED: | Panama Asks for Help to Halt Destruction of Forests | Although citizens have been demonstrating since last week, Wednesday's protests were the most intense so far. | As a result of homophobic statements made by lawmaker Jairo Salazar…
telesurenglish.net/news/Panama-Over-40-Arrested-in-Rally-Against-Constitutional-Reform-20191031-0001.html

The Presidential Town Hall on Mass Incarceration Was a Historic Moment and a Missed Opportunity
Alice Speri | theintercept.com | 2019-10-30
Collectively, the men and women in the room had hundreds of years of prison experience. The presidential town hall, the first ever to be hosted by formerly incarcerated people, was a unique opportunity for candidates to speak about the criminal justice system with those who know firsthand its devastating failures. But only three candidates showed up — and while the conversation delved into questions rarely tackled on the campaign trail, some of the candidates' answers left those in the audience disappointed. | The e…
theintercept.com/2019/10/30/criminal-justice-town-hall-democratic-candidates/

Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Western Media and 'Human Rights' NGOs
Joe Emersberger | fair.org | 2019-10-30
by Joe Emersberger Grayzone ( 10/28/19) reported that its editor, Max Blumenthal, had been arrested on "fabricated charge related to the siege of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC." | Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal, a prominent journalistic critic of US policy toward Venezuela, was arrested by DC police on Friday, October 25, in connection with a protest at the Venezuelan embassy, and held incommunicado. But if you rely o…
fair.org/home/max-blumenthal-arrest-exposes-hypocrisy-of-western-media-and-human-rights-ngos/

Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested in Washington DC
wsws.org | 2019-10-30
The independent journalist was shackled in a cage for five hours on a false charge stemming from protests at the Venezuelan embassy in April and May of this year.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/30/blum…

Salt Lake City: Demand charges be dropped against Inland Port protesters, end to police brutality
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-29
Salt Lake City, UT – Sixty people rallied at Library Square in Salt Lake City, October 26, for the National Day of Action Against Police Brutality and Repression. The event, hosted by Utah Against Police Brutality (UAPB), focused on the devastating year of police violence locally, with eight people killed by police in 2019 so far. Organizers also denounced the recent charges of 14 anti-Inland Port activists, including ten felony riot charges. | "Not only do we have killings nationwide, we have them here, police killings continue everywhere," said UAPB organizer Deb Blake, who emceed the event. "We know that polic…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/10/28/salt-la…

Chile's people defy cops and army to demand gov't resign
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2019-10-29
Oct. 28 — Indigenous Mapuche people, students, workers, retired workers, women, people from all but the most privileged sectors of Chilean society defied the state of emergency and curfew to come out in massive protest Oct. 25, after more than a week of violent confrontations with the authorities. In retreat, . . . | Continue reading Chile's people defy cops and army to demand gov't resign at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/10/44184/

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/

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/

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

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

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

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