Monthly Archives: November 2019

2019-11-30: News Headlines

RT (2019-11-30). US cryptocurrency expert arrested for 'aiding adversary & sanctions violation' over North Korea trip. rt.com The FBI has arrested an American citizen accused of illicitly traveling to Pyongyang to give a talk on cryptocurrencies, claiming that the tech expert knowingly undermined Washington's efforts to isolate North Korea economically. | Virgil Griffith was taken into custody in Los Angeles over the trip to Pyongyang, where the Department of Justice says he gave "a presentation and technical advice on using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology." | "Mr Griffith allegedly traveled to North Korea without permission from the federal government, and with knowledge [that] what he was doing was against the law," the De…

RT (2019-11-30). China arrests Belizean citizen accused of meddling in Hong Kong protests. rt.com China has arrested a citizen of Belize in its southern city of Guangzhou for allegedly interfering in the internal affairs of Hong Kong. | Lee Henley Hu Xiang, a Belizean businessman who lives in China, had funded "hostile forces" in the United States and participated in activities that have led to unrest in Hong Kong, according to the official Guangdong Communist Party newspaper, citing Chinese security officials. He has been charged with violating national security laws. | Beijing has repeatedly accused foreign nations, particularly the United States, of providing direct and indirect support to Hong Kong pro…

Liberated Lens (2019-11-30). Housing Dignity Village, eviction from Oscar Grant Plaza. indybay.org 22 people arrested for taking the Oscar Grant Plaza to seek solutions to homelessness.

Wiepke (2019-11-29). Apartheid Free Zone Campaign in Italy Has Grown by 50 Percent Since Launch in June. bdsmovement.net Apartheid Free Zone Campaign in Italy Has Grown by 50 Percent Since Launch in June: Update150 commercial, cultural and sporting activities in Italy have declared themselves free of Israeli apartheid Apartheid Free ZonesNovember 29, 2019 | By: | | BDS Italy

WSWS (2019-11-29). Over 250 students arrested in Michigan by ICE in fake university scam. wsws.org After arresting 161 students in January and February earlier this year, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement revealed that they had detained an additional 91 students in an ongoing sting operation conducted by the federal agency.

Jonah Raskin (2019-11-29). Street Fighting Man: The Night New York City Cops Beat Me Bloody. counterpunch.org I know your eyes are glued to the circus in D.C. and the slaughter that's taking place in Afghanistan and half-a-dozen other places in a world that's on fire. I'm paying close attention, too. I'm also paying attention to my strangely electrifying memories of the night I was arrested and beaten by a dozen or so More

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-29). Dozens Arrested for Demanding Food Justice at Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Friday Protest in DC. commondreams.org As protesters filled streets around the world Friday for a youth-led climate strike, more than three dozen people were arrested at the U.S. Capitol for Jane Fonda's weekly Fire Drill Friday civil disobedience demonstration, which the actress and activist launched last month. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-11-28). Cuba Denies Another US Smear Campaign. telesurenglish.net Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel denounced the "smear campaign" carried out by the United States against the Cuban government over the alleged violation of human rights of Jose Daniel Ferrer, arrested on Oct. 1st this year over criminal accusations. | RELATED: | Cuba and Vietnam Join Forces for Rice Production | State-run TV channel Televisión Cubana released on Wednesday night a report proving wrong the accusations of physical disappearances, ph…

teleSUR (2019-11-28). Bolivian Indigenous Town Mourns Protesters Killed by Military. telesurenglish.net "They weren't criminals," reads a sign outside a church in a largely Indigenous Bolivian highland city, where nine civilians were killed a week ago during a military operation targeting the protesters against the coup d'etat and the interim government. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Evo Morales Rejects Interpol Notice Issued Against Him | Located in El Alto's Senkata neighborhood, the church has become a makeshift morgue and a place where dozens of relatives of those killed, wounded or arrested…

NationAction (2019-11-27). Take Action Now: Fight to End Mass Incarceration. thenation.com Take Action Now: Fight to End Mass Incarceration…

Chris Gelardi (2019-11-27). New York City Joins the Global Insurrection Against Neoliberalism and Repression. thenation.com New York City Joins the Global Insurrection Against Neoliberalism and Repression…

RT (2019-11-27). Entrapment? ICE created fake universities to lure foreign students before arresting & deporting them. rt.com US immigration authorities created fake universities, lured foreign-born students to enroll, and took large sums of their money — before arresting and deporting them for immigration violations, a new report has revealed. | In recent months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deported 90 students enrolled in a fake Michigan-based university, the Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday. As many as 250 people, mostly from India, have been arrested since January, as part of the sting operation concocted by federal agents. | The scammed students had arrived in the US legally on student visas, but…

Ryan Grim (2019-11-26). Pete Buttigieg Says Marijuana Arrests Signify "Systemic Racism." His South Bend Police Fit the Bill. theintercept.com A black South Bend resident was 4.3 times more likely to be arrested for possessing marijuana since 2012 than a white resident. Nationally, it was 3: 1.

Staff (2019-11-26). "Her Gallantry Remains": Oprah Winfrey Remembers Acclaimed Writer Toni Morrison. democracynow.org Last Thursday, literary luminaries and social leaders from around the country gathered at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan to honor Toni Morrison, one of the nation's most influential writers. She died in August at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. In 1993, Morrison became the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her classic work "Beloved." Much of Morrison's writing focused on the black female experience in America, and her writing style honored the rhythms of black oral tradition. In 2012, President Obama…

Staff (2019-11-25). Police Raid Egypt's Last Independent News Outlet Mada Masr Amid "Increasingly Hostile" Media Climate. democracynow.org Egyptian security forces raided the office of Mada Masr, the country's last independent media outlet, and arrested three of its journalists this weekend. The raid began Sunday afternoon, when nine plainclothes security officers entered the Mada Masr office in Cairo, seizing phones and laptops and holding the staff in the building for more than three hours. They then arrested editor-in-chief Lina Attalah, managing editor Mohamed Hamama and reporter Rana Mamdouh. It came just a day after security forces arrested senior editor Shady Zalat at his home. All four journalists were released from detention Sunday night. T…

Staff (2019-11-22). Headlines for November 22, 2019. democracynow.org Ex-White House Adviser Warns Impeachment Probe of GOP's "Fictional Narrative" on Ukraine, Senate Republicans May Limit Trump's Impeachment Trial to Two Weeks, Mass Protests in Colombia Oppose Right-Wing Government, Bolivian Soldiers Tear Gas Funeral Procession for Slain Protesters, Iran Continues Internet Blackout After Violently Repressing Protests, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted on Corruption Charges, Protesters Confront Joe Biden Over Obama-Era Deportations, Over 100 Lawmakers Call on President Trump to Fire Stephen Miller, Seven Arrested at UC Berkeley Protest of Ann Coulter Speech, Syracu…

patrick (2019-11-20). Palestine is a climate justice issue – Israeli apartheid is not "green" bdsmovement.net Palestine is a climate justice issue – Israeli apartheid is not "green": Update Click to download and print this Fact Sheet.November 21, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

SAMIR (2019-11-19). Responses to Aurora's Tel Aviv shows. bdsmovement.net Responses to Aurora's Tel Aviv shows: PACBI StatementResponses to Norwegian singer Aurora's concerts in apartheid Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottNovember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

SAMIR (2019-11-18). Catherine Ringer: Cancel Apartheid Tel Aviv Concert. bdsmovement.net Catherine Ringer: Cancel Apartheid Tel Aviv Concert: Open LetterPalestinians appeal to French singer Catherine Ringer to cancel her December 19th concert in apartheid Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottNovember 18, 2019…

splcenter (2019-11-18). Suspected Atomwaffen Member Arrested, Charged With Gun Possession. splcenter.org Federal authorities continued a crackdown on the violent neo-Nazi organization Atomwaffen Division by indicting a suspected member on gun charges.

2019-11-30: Social Media Postees

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China arrests Belizean citizen accused of meddling in Hong Kong protests
rt.com | 2019-11-30
China has arrested a citizen of Belize in its southern city of Guangzhou for allegedly interfering in the internal affairs of Hong Kong. | Lee Henley Hu Xiang, a Belizean businessman who lives in China, had funded "hostile forces" in the United States and participated in activities that have led to unrest in Hong Kong, according to the official Guangdong Communist Party newspaper, citing Chinese security officials. He has been charged with violating national security laws. | Beijing has repeatedly accused foreign nations, particularly the United States, of providing direct and indirect support to Hong Kong pro…
rt.com/newsline/474724-china-arrest-belize-citizen-hong-kong/

Housing Dignity Village, eviction from Oscar Grant Plaza
Liberated Lens | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
22 people arrested for taking the Oscar Grant Plaza to seek solutions to homelessness.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/25/18828423.php

US cryptocurrency expert arrested for 'aiding adversary & sanctions violation' over North Korea trip
rt.com | 2019-11-30
The FBI has arrested an American citizen accused of illicitly traveling to Pyongyang to give a talk on cryptocurrencies, claiming that the tech expert knowingly undermined Washington's efforts to isolate North Korea economically. | Virgil Griffith was taken into custody in Los Angeles over the trip to Pyongyang, where the Department of Justice says he gave "a presentation and technical advice on using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology." | "Mr Griffith allegedly traveled to North Korea without permission from the federal government, and with knowledge [that] what he was doing was against the law," the De…
rt.com/usa/474710-crypto-expert-arrested-sanctions/

Apartheid Free Zone Campaign in Italy Has Grown by 50 Percent Since Launch in June
Wiepke | bdsmovement.net | 2019-11-29
Apartheid Free Zone Campaign in Italy Has Grown by 50 Percent Since Launch in June: Update150 commercial, cultural and sporting activities in Italy have declared themselves free of Israeli apartheid Apartheid Free ZonesNovember 29, 2019 | By: | | BDS Italy …
bdsmovement.net/news/apartheid-free-zone-campaign-italy-has-grown-50-percent-launch-june

Over 250 students arrested in Michigan by ICE in fake university scam
wsws.org | 2019-11-29
After arresting 161 students in January and February earlier this year, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement revealed that they had detained an additional 91 students in an ongoing sting operation conducted by the federal agency.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/29/icfh…

Street Fighting Man: The Night New York City Cops Beat Me Bloody
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-29
I know your eyes are glued to the circus in D.C. and the slaughter that's taking place in Afghanistan and half-a-dozen other places in a world that's on fire. I'm paying close attention, too. I'm also paying attention to my strangely electrifying memories of the night I was arrested and beaten by a dozen or so…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/29/street-fighting-man-the-night-new-york-city-cops-beat-me-bloody/

Dozens Arrested for Demanding Food Justice at Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Friday Protest in DC
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-29
As protesters filled streets around the world Friday for a youth-led climate strike, more than three dozen people were arrested at the U.S. Capitol for Jane Fonda's weekly Fire Drill Friday civil disobedience demonstration, which the actress and activist launched last month. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/29/dozens-arrested-demanding-food-justice-jane-fondas-fire-drill-friday-protest-dc?cd-origin=rss

Cuba Denies Another US Smear Campaign
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-28
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel denounced the "smear campaign" carried out by the United States against the Cuban government over the alleged violation of human rights of Jose Daniel Ferrer, arrested on Oct. 1st this year over criminal accusations. | RELATED: | Cuba and Vietnam Join Forces for Rice Production | State-run TV channel Televisión Cubana released on Wednesday night a report proving wrong the accusations of physical disappearances, ph…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Denies-Another-US-Smear-Campaign-20191128-0005.html

Bolivian Indigenous Town Mourns Protesters Killed by Military
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-28
"They weren't criminals," reads a sign outside a church in a largely Indigenous Bolivian highland city, where nine civilians were killed a week ago during a military operation targeting the protesters against the coup d'etat and the interim government. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Evo Morales Rejects Interpol Notice Issued Against Him | Located in El Alto's Senkata neighborhood, the church has become a makeshift morgue and a place where dozens of relatives of those killed, wounded or arrested…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivian-Indigenous-Town-Mourns-Protesters-Killed-by-Military-20191128-0008.html

Take Action Now: Fight to End Mass Incarceration
NationAction | thenation.com | 2019-11-27
Take Action Now: Fight to End Mass Incarceration…
thenation.com/article/take-action-now-fight-to-end-mass-incarceration/

New York City Joins the Global Insurrection Against Neoliberalism and Repression
Chris Gelardi | thenation.com | 2019-11-27
New York City Joins the Global Insurrection Against Neoliberalism and Repression…
thenation.com/article/subway-cops-protest/

Entrapment? ICE created fake universities to lure foreign students before arresting & deporting them
rt.com | 2019-11-27
US immigration authorities created fake universities, lured foreign-born students to enroll, and took large sums of their money — before arresting and deporting them for immigration violations, a new report has revealed. | In recent months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deported 90 students enrolled in a fake Michigan-based university, the Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday. As many as 250 people, mostly from India, have been arrested since January, as part of the sting operation concocted by federal agents. | The scammed students had arrived in the US legally on student visas, but…
rt.com/usa/474504-fake-university-foreign-students-us/

Pete Buttigieg Says Marijuana Arrests Signify "Systemic Racism." His South Bend Police Fit the Bill
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-11-26
A black South Bend resident was 4.3 times more likely to be arrested for possessing marijuana since 2012 than a white resident. Nationally, it was 3: 1.
theintercept.com/2019/11/26/pete-buttigieg-south-bend-marijuana-arrests/

"Her Gallantry Remains": Oprah Winfrey Remembers Acclaimed Writer Toni Morrison
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-26
Last Thursday, literary luminaries and social leaders from around the country gathered at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan to honor Toni Morrison, one of the nation's most influential writers. She died in August at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. In 1993, Morrison became the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her classic work "Beloved." Much of Morrison's writing focused on the black female experience in America, and her writing style honored the rhythms of black oral tradition. In 2012, President Obama…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/26/toni_mor…

Police Raid Egypt's Last Independent News Outlet Mada Masr Amid "Increasingly Hostile" Media Climate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-25
Egyptian security forces raided the office of Mada Masr, the country's last independent media outlet, and arrested three of its journalists this weekend. The raid began Sunday afternoon, when nine plainclothes security officers entered the Mada Masr office in Cairo, seizing phones and laptops and holding the staff in the building for more than three hours. They then arrested editor-in-chief Lina Attalah, managing editor Mohamed Hamama and reporter Rana Mamdouh. It came just a day after security forces arrested senior editor Shady Zalat at his home. All four journalists were released from detention Sunday night. T…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/25/mada_mas…

Palestine is a climate justice issue – Israeli apartheid is not "green"
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-11-20
Palestine is a climate justice issue – Israeli apartheid is not "green": Update Click to download and print this Fact Sheet.November 21, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/palestine-climate-justice-issue-israeli-apartheid-not-green

Responses to Aurora's Tel Aviv shows
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-11-19
Responses to Aurora's Tel Aviv shows: PACBI StatementResponses to Norwegian singer Aurora's concerts in apartheid Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottNovember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
bdsmovement.net/news/aurora

Catherine Ringer: Cancel Apartheid Tel Aviv Concert
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-11-18
Catherine Ringer: Cancel Apartheid Tel Aviv Concert: Open LetterPalestinians appeal to French singer Catherine Ringer to cancel her December 19th concert in apartheid Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottNovember 18, 2019…
bdsmovement.net/open-letter-to-catherine-ringer

Suspected Atomwaffen Member Arrested, Charged With Gun Possession
splcenter.org | 2019-11-18
Federal authorities continued a crackdown on the violent neo-Nazi organization Atomwaffen Division by indicting a suspected member on gun charges.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/18/suspected-atomwaffen-member-arrested-charged-gun-possession