2019-11-08: News Headlines

Dianne Mathiowetz (2019-11-08). Atlanta killer cop gets 12 years in Anthony Hill case. workers.org Nov. 2 — The family and supporters of Anthony Hill filled a DeKalb County courtroom and an overflow room to hear the sentence for ex-cop Robert Olsen. Hill, a 26-year-old African-American veteran, was shot and killed by Olsen in the parking lot of his apartment complex March 9, 2015. Housing . . . | Continue reading Atlanta killer cop gets 12 years in Anthony Hill case at Workers.org

Judy Greenspan (2019-11-08). Oakland teachers and parents condemn police brutality. workers.org Oct. 28 — At a vigil called by the Oakland Education Association, parents, teachers and community members denounced police brutality against demonstrators protesting school closures and consolidations. During a loud but peaceful protest Oct. 23 at an Oakland School Board meeting, Oakland city police and some of the school district's . . . | Continue reading Oakland teachers and parents condemn police brutality at Workers.org

Staff (2019-11-08). Black Lawmakers Organize First-Ever Presidential Environmental Justice Forum. truthout.org The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice takes place tonight in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where six presidential candidates will take to the stage at South Carolina State University. African-American communities and people of color on the frontlines in South Carolina have been fighting for justice in the face of extreme environmental racism for years. We host a roundtable with local leaders and environmental justice advocates to talk about the significance of the event, the i…

United Nations (2019-11-08). Violence can 'never be the answer': UN rights experts condemn excessive force during Chile protests. un.org United Nations human rights experts on Friday condemned the excessive use of force during Chile's ongoing street protests, and in a statement underscored that violence "can never be the answer to people's social and political demands".

Leana Hosea (2019-11-08). Thirst for Justice: America's Struggle for Clean Water. globalresearch.ca Somehow I'd ended up on a plastic mattress in a tiny prison cell wearing the infamous orange jump suit. I'd been arrested once before in Egypt during the revolution as a journalist, but now I was in Wisconsin, America, where …

Staff (2019-11-08). "We Can't Afford to Wait for the DNC": Why Black Lawmakers Organized an Environmental Justice Forum. democracynow.org The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice takes place tonight in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where six presidential candidates will take to the stage at South Carolina State University. African-American communities and people of color on the frontlines in South Carolina have been fighting for justice in the face of extreme environmental racism for years. We host a roundtable with local leaders and environmental justice advocates to talk about the significance of the event, the issues their communities face and the 2020 candidates' platforms on environmental justice. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, president o…

Jason Hickel (2019-11-07). Apartheid in the global governance system. mronline.org In my research I have argued that rising global inequality is driven in large part by power imbalances in the global economy, in that rich countries have disproportionate influence when it comes to setting the rules of international trade and finance. | Source

Kiki Monifa (2019-11-07). The Reality of Everyday Racism. progressive.org For many black people, the most surprising thing about racism is that anyone is surprised it.

Staff (2019-11-07). Algerian Protesters Are Still in the Streets, Months After Pushing Out Longtime President Bouteflika. democracynow.org In Algeria, protests against corruption, the jailing of opposition leaders and the army's powerful role in national politics have entered their ninth month. Tens of thousands filled the streets of the capital Algiers last Friday to mark the 65th anniversary of the war of independence from France and to demand a "new revolution" rather than an upcoming election they say will be rigged. Over 100 student protesters were arrested last night as the Algerian government intensified its crackdown on demonstrators ahead of the upcoming polls. Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah announced the country will hold a presiden…

Staff (2019-11-07). How Cops Avoid Mandatory Minimum Sentences That Would Put Anyone Else In Jail. therealnews.com In an exclusive an interview with the victim of a nearly deadly encounter with a cop, Kevon Miller describes how the officer avoided jail time despite committing a crime that required a mandatory minimum sentence…

Workers World staff (2019-11-06). NYC: Subway protest vs. cop brutality. workers.org Over 1,000 militant activists streamed into main streets in downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 1 to protest recent police attacks on people of color and young people. A few days before, a video went viral that exposed New York Police Department cops attacking a group of teenagers at a Brooklyn subway . . . | Continue reading NYC: Subway protest vs. cop brutality at Workers.org

RT (2019-11-06). Triggered much? NYT mocked online after ripping Sean Spicer's 'untruthful' dancing skills in scathing op-ed. rt.com Up in arms over Sean Spicer's success on a TV dancing competition, a New York Times critic shredded the former White House spokesman's moves in a stinging column, but the overwrought piece was soon ridiculed far and wide. | Decrying the injustices of Spicer's latest win on ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars,' the Times's in-house 'dance critic' Gia Kourlas laid into his "outrageous" lack of skills. | While "bad dancing by a nonprofessional can be disarming," Kourlas wrote, she for one isn't falling for it. Spicer's stilted moves and "egregious" smile, the author explains, conceal a "militaristic…cold brutality" o…

Staff (2019-11-06). Headlines for November 6, 2019. democracynow.org Democrats Take Virginia Legislature & Beat Trump-Backed Governor in Kentucky, NYC Approves Ranked-Choice Voting; Tucson Voters Reject Sanctuary City Measure, JPMorgan CEO Accuses Warren of "Vilifying" Richest Americans, Sondland Now Says There Was Quid Pro Quo on Ukraine, Scientists: Humanity Risks "Untold Suffering" from Climate Change, Brazilians Protest the Largest Oil Auction in Brazilian History, Activists Arrested After Blockading Port of Vancouver in Pipeline Protest, 9 Members of Mormon Family Murdered in Mexico, Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Stabbed in Hong Kong, Israeli Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Expelling…

Fight Back (2019-11-06). FRSO condemns wave of repression against trade unionists, progressive activists in Philippines. fightbacknews.org Freedom Road Socialist Organization stands in opposition to the wave of political repression that is being unleashed in the Philippines. The U.S.-backed regime of President Duterte has carried out a series of raids on homes and offices, jailing more than 60 participants in the progressive and national democratic movement. | According to reports, among those arrested in the raids were 40 members of the militant labor movement Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU)/May First Movement. Leaders of the KMU have toured the U.S. in the past, speaking of their struggle for justice and a better way of life. They need our solidarity now.

Staff (2019-11-06). Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man? Rodney Reed's Family Demands Retrial Amid New Evidence. democracynow.org The state of Texas is facing growing calls to halt the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American man who has spent over 20 years on death row for a rape and murder he says he did not commit. A group of 26 Texas lawmakers — including both Democrats and Republicans — have written a letter this week to Governor Greg Abbott to stop the execution planned for November 20. More than 1.4 million people have signed an online petition to save Reed's life. Supporters include celebrities Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and Meek Mill. Reed was sentenced to die after being convicted of the 1996 murder of…

Staff (2019-11-05). "Release My Mother": A Yale Student Fights to Halt Deportation of His Mother with Stage IV Cancer. democracynow.org Tania Romero, an undocumented mother from Honduras and survivor of stage IV cancer, is fighting to remain in the United States with her four children. Two months ago, Romero was imprisoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the privately owned Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, interrupting her life-saving medical treatments. In mid-August, Romero was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction and arrested for not having a driver's license. Tania Romero's attorney requested a stay of deportation on humanitarian grounds because of her fragile health, but it was denied in September. Her son, Cristian…

PACBI (2019-11-05). Gaza Championship Football Team Urges Argentina and Uruguay National Teams to Cancel "Friendly" Match in Apartheid Israel. bdsmovement.net Gaza Championship Football Team Urges Argentina and Uruguay National Teams to Cancel "Friendly" Match in Apartheid Israel: Open LetterIn an open letter, Khadamat Rafah, the top Gaza League football team, urges Argentina and Uruguay national teams to cancel "friendly" match in apartheid Tel Aviv. Israel denied Khadamat Rafah permits to travel to the 2019 Palestine Cup, causing the finals…

Fight Back (2019-11-05). NYC protest demands release of activists, union members jailed in Philippines. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Several dozen organizers and community members gathered outside the Philippine Consulate on 5th Avenue, November 4, to demand that the government of the Philippines release the 62 organizers of legal, mass organizations who were arrested Negros and Metro Manila. | The emergency rally was called as the Duterte Regime amped up its repression. On October 26, the military dropped 500-pound bombs on Samar Island to further crackdown on organizing. This was followed by raids on the regional offices of GABRIELA, BAYAN MUNA, and the National Federation of Sugar Workers on October 31. During these raids, 60…

Rafael Neves (2019-11-04). In Peru's Operation Car Wash, Prosecutors and Witness Doctored Testimony to Avoid Contradictions. theintercept.com Ler em português | Leer en Español | Peru has experienced some of the most turbulent episodes involving Operation Car Wash, the far-reaching corruption probe that began in Brazil but has roiled politics across Latin America. Four Peruvian presidents have been caught up in the scandal; one of them, Alan García, took his own life right before being arrested last April. | The investigation into graft involving lucrative public works contracts has centered on the Brazilian construction g…

Aaron Maté (2019-11-03). Journalist Max Blumenthal arrested on false charge in DC. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal speaks out on his arrest months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence at the DC…

Fight Back (2019-11-02). Condemn mass arrest and Duterte regime's heightened fascist drive. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Nov. 2 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns in the strongest terms the mass arrest of activist workers, peasants, women, and media practitioners over the past few days in Bacolod, Escalante and Manila. Police arrested and detained more than 60 people belonging to various sectoral organizations. More than five children were also accosted. | The CPP condemns the statement issued by Malacañang which makes the patently false claim that the arrested activists in Bacolod City were members of th…

PACBI (2019-11-02). Tell Argentina and Uruguay: There's Nothing Friendly About Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net Tell Argentina and Uruguay: There's Nothing Friendly About Israeli Apartheid: Action AlertUrge Argentina and Uruguay national football teams to stand with Palestinian footballers and cancel the "friendly" match in apartheid Israel. Red Card IsraelNovember 2, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

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…

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…

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…

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…

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