2020-02-08: Social Media Postees

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Srebrenica genocide victims' belongings to be shown as lesson
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-08
Personal belongings of the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, where over 8,300 Muslims were killed by Serbian forces, are set to go on permanent display, conveying the brutality of the massacre to future generations.The items are set to be showcased at a museum within the Potocari Memorial Cemetery in the city of Srebrenica, in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, said Azir Osmanovic, the museum's curator.The museum will spotlight items found during excavations of mass graves as well as personal items donated by the victims' relatives. It aims to show the reality of genocide, so it is not forgotten, as a lesson…

Milwaukee area law enforcement kill two people in one week
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-07
Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee Police Department, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) and other law enforcement departments in the surrounding suburbs are notorious for their treatment of Milwaukee's African-American residents, who make up nearly 40% of the population. This fact has been confirmed by this last week, where two people lost their lives due to negligence and criminal misuse of deadly force. | During the morning of January 25, Ceasar Stinson, 47, was killed in a car crash precipitated by an unmarked MCSO squad car. Stinson was a long-time community advocate and a lobbyist for Milwaukee Public…

Israeli troops kill anti-Trump protester
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-07
17-year-old Mohamed Sulaiman Alhddad was shot and killed by Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Hebron, February 5, during a protest responding to President Trump's "Deal of the Century." Other protesters have been killed or injured in recent days. | Trump's plan would strengthen Israeli apartheid and has no support among Palestinians. Resistance groups, such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, vow to oppose it.

Indigenous activists opposing pipeline project attacked, arrested by Canadian police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-07
Milwaukee, WI – In the early morning hours of February 6, officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) invaded territory belonging to the peoples of the Wet'suwet'en Nation, attacking indigenous activists and supporters who are actively opposing a pipeline project that will cut across Wet'suwet'en land. At least six land protectors were arrested and several others, including members of the media on the scene, were detained and removed from Wet'suwet'en territory by the RCMP. | This escalation is only the most recent incident in a conflict which began back in 2018 but whose true origins extend back to wh…

Time to Rise Up: RCMP Invade Wet'suwet'en Territories
subMedia | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-07
Early in the morning on Feb 6th, the RCMP launched their long anticipated raid on Wet'suwet'en land defenders. Six supporters have been arrested, at the 39 km marker of the Morice West Forest Service Road, and a large contingent of RCMP trucks and heavy equipment have moved onwards towards the Gidimt'en Access point at the …

Bolivia's Coup-Born Regime Arrests Socialist Lawmaker Torrico
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-07
Bolivia's Special Force for the Fight Against Crime (FELCC) Thursday arrested Movement for Socialism (MAS) lawmaker Gustavo Torrico in La Paz as he was leaving home to work. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Warns of US Threats Against Him | The coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez accuses Torrico of sedition and terrorism. This has caused outrage among human rights defenders who have been denouncing that the Bolivian government persecutes social activists who dissent. | "This is totally illegal. I appeared…

Using Bail as Ransom Violates the Core Tenets of Pretrial Justice
Andrea Woods | aclu.org | 2020-02-05
Rebecca Gill was out of | options. At 39 years old, she was arrested and though not convicted of a crime | and presumed innocent, confined to a jail cell. This happened because of a cash | bail requirement that she couldn't afford. Her friends didn't have extra money | to help, and she was unlikely to see a judge until she'd been in jail for two | full weeks. | Stuck in jail, she was in | jeopardy of losing her job and her driver's license. Losing her license would result | in myriad consequences, such as preventing her from getting to work and making | it more difficult to take care of her son and mother. | T…

'This Is an Apartheid Proposal and It's a Nonstarter' – CounterSpin interview with Omar Baddar on Israel/Palestine 'peace deal'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2020-02-04
Janine Jackson interviewed the Arab American Institute's Omar Baddar about the Trump/Kushner "peace deal" for Israel/Palestine for the January 31, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

"Coded Bias": New Film Looks at Fight Against Racial Bias in Facial Recognition & AI Technology
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-30
A new documentary looks at the dangers of artificial intelligence and its increasing omnipresence in daily life, as new research shows that it often reflects racist biases. Earlier this month, Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the latest major city to ban facial recognition technology, joining a growing number of cities, including San Francisco, to ban the artificial intelligence, citing flawed technology and racial and gender bias. A recent study also found that facial recognition identified African-American and Asian faces incorrectly 10 to 100 times more than white faces. The film "Coded Bias" begins with Joy B…

Weekend Read: 2020: African Americans and the Vote
splcenter.org | 2020-01-29
Historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 established "Negro History Week" to celebrate the contributions to our nation made by Black people.