2020-01-22: Social Media Postees

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Egypt and the Destruction of Civil Liberties in America
Jacob G. Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-22
There are lots of things wrong with the conviction and incarceration of 54-year-old Mustafa Kassem, who died last week in Egypt. Kassen was an American citizen who drove a taxi in New York City. He had two children. In 2013, the Egyptian military ousted the democratically elected president of the country, which reestablished its omnipotent…

'Respect the rules': French President Macron snaps at Israeli police in Jerusalem (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-22
French President Emmanuel Macron gave Israeli police officers a tongue-lashing in Jerusalem, after the cops entered the French Church of St. Anne in the city's old quarter. | Footage shared on social media captured the altercation, which took place during Macron's visit to the Crusader-era church on Wednesday. Though situated in the Old City of Jerusalem, the church belongs to the French government, and Israeli officers had apparently tried to enter the premises ahead of Macron. | "Everybody knows the rules!" Macron shouted, speaking English. "I don't like what you did in front of me. Go out!" | Coup de colère…

Honouring Martin Luther King Jr
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-22
Thirty-two years ago this month, I was arrested sitting-in and blocking the entrance of the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC. The embassy was hosting an event that evening in honour of Martin Luther King Jr. Looking back at what …

"The Cops & the Klan Go Hand in Hand!"
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-22
Back in 1979, the American Nazi Party and the KKK gunned down five members of the Communist Workers Party in Greensboro, NC. Present with the fascists were a turncoat Klansman/ COINTELPRO node named Ed Dawson and an FBI mole, Bernard Butkovich. Though these men knew that the Klan were armed and desirous of a gunfight,…

Florida man stabs & kills 'pro-Trump' boss, drapes American flag over his body
rt.com | 2020-01-22
A Florida construction worker outspokenly critical of President Donald Trump has been accused of killing his pro-Trump boss during a heated debate over politics, and using a brand-new Old Glory to cover the corpse. | Mason Trever Toney, 28, was arrested Monday on charges of murdering his boss William Knight, also 28, at a construction site in central Florida's Orange County. | Knight was described as a "proud and outspoken American" who was open about his support of Trump, according to the arrest affidavit filed by sheriff's deputies. Toney, on the other hand, had spoken in the past about his distaste for the…

'Please tell me you got hacked': Fans split after Conor McGregor tweets 'Phenomenal President' Trump on Martin Luther King Day
rt.com | 2020-01-21
UFC superstar Conor McGregor has always been a divisive figure within the sport of MMA, but his latest tweet has caused even more controversy, after he tweeted his praise for U.S. President Donald Trump on Martin Luther King Day. | Trump tweeted to mark the occasion of Martin Luther King Day, saying: "It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office. So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great!" | Surprisingly, McGregor replied,…

Invest in Communities, Not Cops
Isabella Garcia | zcomm.org | 2020-01-21
Reclaim the Block, a coalition of local organizations, looks to a future where Minneapolis divests from the police department and invests in community-based solutions and safety…

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou's Politicized Extradition Hearing
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-21
On December 1, 2018, bowing to Trump regime pressure, Canadian authorities unlawfully arrested and detained Chinese telecom giant Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on trumped up charges. | Charges against her are politically and economically motivated. | Canada operates …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-21
January 20, 2020, marked the Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. It is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. He was the most ardent spokesperson and leader of the civil rights movement. King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, a protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama. It began after, after Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat to a white person.

Court Waives Bail Condition Directing Dalit Leader to not Visit Delhi
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-21
New Delhi (Sputnik): The leader of a Dalit (underprivileged caste) political group, the Bhim Army was arrested while protesting against the new citizenship law outside the Jama Masjid Mosque in the old part of Delhi on 20 December. A local court on 15 January granted him bail with the condition that he will have to stay away from Delhi for a month.

Three arrested in Turkey for alleged drone shipment to Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-21
Turkish police arrested three suspects on Tuesday for allegedly sending a shipment of four unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to terrorist groups in Syria, security sources said.The suspects were arrested in Istanbul and the southern Adana province, while another of Syrian nationality was held in the southern Hatay province, said the sources who asked not to be named, due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Acting on a tip-off received earlier this month, Adana police detained another suspect in a cargo office, while allegedly trying to send drones to people with links to terrorist groups in Syria.Prosecutors…

Protests against violence in Sri Lankan university expose government's privatization agenda
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-20
Students of Sri Lanka's University of Colombo are up in arms against the university management after a video circulated on social media showing a student being severely beaten up by a group inside the campus premises, on January 15. Following this attack which took place in a suburb of the capital, twelve students were arrested by the state police and presented before the Colombo Chief Magistrate. They were later released on bail. As per the Colombo National Hospital officials, the injured student has been discharged. | Protesting students claim that they are feeling intimidated by the growing number of confronta…

At first I couldn't stop laughing at the cop's counter-terror list. But I stopped because it's utterly sinister
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-01-19
On 17 January, the Guardian revealed a counter-terrorism document listing a variety of protest and left-wing groups alongside neo-Nazis and the far-right and their associated symbols. | My first reaction to it was laughter and piss-taking. The list contains groups from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) to Greenpeace and Animal Aid. It's also woefully out-of-date. It's as if someone has taken a roll call of groups from ten years ago and added Extinction Rebellion (XR) to the list. | It also c…

A British woman explains why she intended to cut the Gaza fence
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
This week Julia Lister, a British Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested with a group who were on their way to the Israeli fence separating the Palestinians of Gaza from Israel. | Gaza is surrounded by a fence on three sides. Israeli snipers shoot at any Palestinian who dares to go near it. Israeli drones and F-16s patrol the skies and military…

3 Arrested for Plans to Incite Violence at 'Gun Rights' Rally in Richmond
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-17
Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested, accused of planning to incite violence at the upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, VA. The state's capitol is in a state of emergency after finding a pattern of communications sounding like the leadup to the 2017 Charlottesville rally that killed Heather Heyer.

$600M Property Tax Overcharge Is Eroding Detroit's Black Homeownership
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-16
African-American homeowners in Detroit don't just face lingering damage from the 2008 recession. The city is suffering from a foreclosure crisis after overcharging homeowners $600 million in property taxes.

Tanks & AR-15s: Moms 4 Housing Speaks Out After Militarized Eviction from Vacant Oakland House
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-16
We look at the fight for affordable housing in the Bay Area with Moms 4 Housing, the unhoused and insecurely housed mothers who were evicted Tuesday by a militarized police force from a vacant home they had been occupying in Oakland, California. The action ended a two-month standoff between the mothers and real estate developer Wedgewood Properties when sheriff's deputies arrested two mothers and two of their supporters. All four were released on bail Tuesday afternoon. We speak to Misty Cross, one of the moms who was arrested, and her daughter Destiny Johnson. "It was never about trying to stay in that house," s…