2019-11-10: News Headlines

Alice Speri (2019-11-09). The Criminal Justice System Is Not Broken. It's Doing What It Was Designed to Do. theintercept.com Alec Karakatsanis's book "Usual Cruelty" is a powerful takedown of the U.S. mass punishment bureaucracy, also known as the criminal justice system.

WSWS (2019-11-09). The New York Times' obsession with race expands to its food commentary. wsws.org A recent commentary suggests fast food chain Popeyes "struck a special chord" with black people because its fried chicken sandwich "tastes like something that could have come from a black home kitchen."

teleSUR (2019-11-09). Forsaken by Trump, DACA Dreamers Seek US Supreme Court Reprieve. telesurenglish.net When Maricruz Abarca learned three years ago that she had been given the legal right under a U.S. government program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to work in the United States and avoid deportation, she started to cry. | RELATED: | US Gov't To Allow Systematic DNA Samples on Arrested Migrants | After years of living illegally in the shadows after moving to the United States from Mexico at age 15 to join relatives in New Jersey, she finally could make concrete plan…

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".

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)

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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