2020-01-16: Social Media Postees

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'Beyond belief!': Labour leadership hopeful enrages Scots after using Catalonia as example of how to 'beat divisive nationalism'
rt.com | 2020-01-16
Labour leadership hopeful Lisa Nandy has incensed Scots after citing Catalonia, where Catalans have faced severe police brutality in their quest for independence, as an example of how to beat "narrow and divisive nationalism." | In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil on Wednesday night, Nandy was asked to expand on her proposals to set up an international commission that will look for historical examples of "how nationalism has been beaten by social justice." | The leadership contender argued that Britain should be learning lessons from other countries around the world on how to defeat nationalism, using S…

Ten poetry books that illuminate a decade's struggles
Chris Butters | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-15
Occupy Wall Street. The Peoples Climate March. The Women's March. Black Lives Matter. The ongoing mobilizations to defeat Trump and the extreme right that supports him. As we marched and organized against injustice, poets, often marching right alongside us, were creating enduring works of literary art that spoke to the struggle and the times we …

Bolivian FM Wants Argentina to Condemn Comments by Evo Morales
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-15
The Bolivian Foreign Ministry wants the Argentinian government to condemn the recent comments made by the democratically elected President Evo Morales about defending civilians defending themselves against the brutality of the de facto regime in La Paz. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Urges Bolivia to Restore Rule of Law | In an interview last Sunday with Reuters, Morales told the news agency that Bolivians have the right to organize and defend themselves, without the use of firearms, against the b…

British activist among those arrested for attempting to cut Gaza border fence
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-01-15
An international group of activists from Gaza 2020: Breaking the Siege were arrested in southern Israel on 13 January after they attempted to cut the military fence separating Israel from the Gaza Strip. | British citizen Julia Lister, 25, was one of those arrested. | Two activists were also arrested on 9 January at the Gaza fence. | "Time has already run out": | According to a press release received by The Canary: | In both cases the activists had intended to cut the fortified border fence and enter Gaza in a forceful but symbolic action to demand an im…

Honduras: Hundreds Join Caravan Heading to the United States
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-15
Despite the tightening of the U.S. immigration regulations, hundreds of Honduran Tuesday night left from San Pedro Sula to Guatemala in a new caravan heading towards the U.S. where they hope to apply for asylum. | RELATED: | US Plans to Send Mexican Asylum Seekers to Guatemala | Convened through social networks, migrants are joining the first Honduran pilgrimage to the North since April 2019, when about 400 people were arrested by migration authorities in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.

Trump Prosecutors Make Move to Ensure that Embassy Protectors are Convicted
Ajamu Baraka and Bahman Azad | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-15
As the trial approaches, the lawyers for the Trump Administration's prosecution of the four Venezuelan Embassy Protectors who were arrested last May are asking the court to make sure the jury is kept ignorant about the facts and circumstances surrounding the actions of the protectors. In a recently filed motion by government lawyers, state prosecutors …

3 people detained after live mortar round found in car at Pearl Harbor base gates
rt.com | 2020-01-15
Three men have been arrested attempting to bring a live mortar round into the US' Pearl Harbor military base in their vehicle, according to military officials. The incident shut down the base for hours. | It's not clear why the group had the explosive device, which authorities said did not have a firing device attached but could be modified and triggered by something other than the usual mortar tube. A spokesman for the Hawaii base, Charles Anthony, called the device a "deadly weapon." | The trio, all civilians without authorized access to the base, were stopped on their way into the sprawling facility by secu…

Iran Makes Arrests Over Downed Ukrainian Plane as Protests Persist
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-14

"Stop the Money Pipeline": 150 Arrested at Protests Exposing Wall Street's Link to Climate Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-13
Nearly 150 people were arrested on Capitol Hill Friday in a climate protest led by Academy Award-winning actor and activist Jane Fonda. Fonda has been leading weekly climate demonstrations in Washington, D.C., known as "Fire Drill Fridays," since October. For her last and 14th protest, actors Martin Sheen and Joaquin Phoenix, indigenous anti-pipeline activist Tara Houska, journalist Naomi Klein and dozens more lined up to get arrested as they demanded a mass uprising and swift political action to thwart the climate crisis. Fonda then marched with supporters down Pennsylvania Avenue to a Chase Bank branch where en…

Canada's Cops Were Ready to Shoot Indigenous Anti-Pipeline Activists
The Real News Network | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-11
RCMP officers were instructed to use as much violence as they wanted at the blockade of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline. Kanahus Manuel, an Indigenous activist in British Columbia, said it's part of Canada's long colonial legacy.

Canada's Cops Were Ready to Shoot Indigenous Anti-Pipeline Activists
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-10
RCMP officers were instructed to use as much violence as they wanted at the blockade of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline. Kanahus Manuel, an indigenous activist in British Columbia, said it's part of Canada's long colonial legacy.

Reclaiming the Narrative: How to Combat Israel's Misuse of "Antisemitism"
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-10
While anti-Jewish racism is a real phenomenon that must be confronted, but "antisemitism, as defined by Israel, is a smokescreen with the ultimate aim of distracting from the real conversation: the crimes of military occupation, racism, and apartheid in Palestine.

The Critical Role Auditing Plays in the Battle Against Police Surveillance
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-10
Auditors across the country are turning the tables on police surveillance. The Police Accountability Report spoke to an auditor who was arrested to understand how filming cops ultimately preserves our civil rights.

$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-08
Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a "surge in federal resources." We talked with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People's Progress Party about what's really needed to combat crime and empower neighborhoods in places like Baltimore, one of the seven cities targeted by the plan.

Across the Country Harsh Sentencing Laws are Tearing Apart Families and Communities
Nicole Zayas Fortier | aclu.org | 2019-12-24
During the holiday season, in the picturesque town of Petoskey, Michigan, Kimiko Uyeda, and her son Marshall celebrate with an annual tradition of selecting a new ornament to add to their tree. Year after year, Kimiko and Marshall add to their collection of ornaments as a part of their tradition. | For years, however, they were separated from one another and unable to enjoy this holiday tradition together. It all began in 2013 when Kimiko was arrested for filing what the local sheriff believed to be a false police report. Because of broken sentencing laws, the prosecutor in the case was able to add four additi…