2020-02-11: Social Media Postees

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What's Driving Democrats' 'Bernie-or-Bust' Freakout
Jacob Bacharach | truthdig.com | 2020-02-11
Even before the debacle of the Iowa caucuses, in which the Democratic Party managed, despite its ineptitude, to deny Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a clear public victory by spiking the results entirely, there was a palpable sense of panic among the party's conservatives. (For some reason, we have all agreed to call them "centrists" or "moderates.") While his poll numbers remained fairly strong nationally and throughout the more heavily African-American South, Joe Biden seemed to be fading

Why the Buttigieg Campaign Tried to Have Me Arrested for Handing Out Information About Medicare for All
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-02-11
Trying to block information on a New Hampshire campus…

Why the Buttigieg Campaign Tried to Have Me Arrested for Handing Out Information About Medicare for All
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-11
You'd think that a presidential campaign backed by 40 billionaires and untold numbers of bundled rich people wouldn't worry about just one leaflet on Medicare for All. But minutes after Pete Buttigieg finished speaking in an auditorium at Keene State College in New Hampshire on Saturday, a Pete for America official confronted me outside the…

Palestinian father, son to appear in Saudi court: Family
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-11
Saudi Arabia will hold a court hearing for a Palestinian father and son next month, a family member confirmed on Tuesday. Mohamed al-Khudari, 81, and his son, Hani al-Khudari will appear before a Saudi court along with other Palestinian and Jordanian detainees on March 8."We learned this by chance and through unofficial sources," said Abdul Majid al-Khudari, brother of the elderly detainee.The family claims the father and son were engaged in humanitarian activities with the knowledge of the Kingdom and they were arrested without any charge.Earlier this month, a Saudi human rights group, Detainees of Conscience sa…

'Total Farce': Trial of Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Activists Begins
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-11
The trial began Tuesday of four Embassy Protection Collective activists arrested last May for defending Venezuela's Washington, DC, embassy from opposition seizure. A Sputnik journalist reported the opposition, which continues to harass activists, has let the facility fall into disrepair as Juan Guaido's coup movement continues to stall.

Turkish police arrest 12 PKK/KCK terror suspects
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-11
Turkish police on Tuesday arrested 12 PKK/KCK terror suspects during counter-terrorism operations in the country's south, a security official said.The arrests came after the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Mersin province issued arrest warrants for them.The police continued the hunt for one suspect, said the official, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK

Bloomberg Said This of Murder Suspects in 2015: 'Just Take the Description, Xerox It, and Pass It Out to All the Cops. They Are Male, Minorities, 16-25.'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-11
In a separate resurfaced audio recording, the billionaire and former NYC mayor said of stop and frisk, "I think we disproportionately stop whites too much, and minorities too little." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Three Old White Guys: Bernie, Biden and Bloomberg
John Davis | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
Pete Buttigieg's declaration of victory in Iowa reminded us that neither sex, sexual orientation or skin color is in any way intrinsic to a person's judgement – the first gay or the first African-American or the first woman to do this or that may still be mired in the mediocrity of their convictions. Distinctions of identity may remain relevant, but it is the authenticity of their narratives that should concern us.

"Our Very Existence Is the Resistance": An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-10
On Friday, Democracy Now! co-host Nermeen Shaikh sat down for a rare joint interview with the Squad, the group of four freshmen Democratic congresswomen who have taken Capitol Hill by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Omar and Tlaib are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Omar is a former refugee from Somalia, and Tlaib is the first female Palestinian-American member of Congress. Ayanna Pressley is the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. Ocasio-Cortez was just 29 years old w…

Youth Climate Activists Occupy BlackRock in Paris, 17 Arrested
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-10
About a hundred of climate activists invaded United States asset manager BlackRock's office in central Paris Monday, calling for the fund to pull out of fossil fuel investments. | RELATED: | Argentina's Antarctic Base Records Hottest Temperature Ever | Green activists ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãmanaged to enter the building and to reach the fourth floor – mostly students from high…

Man with knife & plan to 'assassinate' Trump detained outside White House
rt.com | 2020-02-09
A man carrying a knife has been detained outside the White House in Washington, DC. He told the US Secret Service that he'd brought the weapon to "assassinate" Donald Trump. | The suspect himself approached a security officer who was patrolling outside the presidential residence Saturday afternoon, and told him of his plan. "I have a knife to do it with," he said, according to a police report seen by AP. | Police identified the man as 25-year-old Roger Hedgpeth, who was arrested on charges of making threats to cause bodily harm. The man had a 3.5-inch (around 9-cm) knife on him as well as an empty pistol holst…

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…

Pakistan: Call to release protesters facing terror charges
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-06
civil liberties Susan PriceIssue 1252 Pakistan anti-terror lawsFebruary 6, 2020Twenty-nine people were arrested in Islamabad on January 28 while peacefully protesting the arrest and imprisonment of Manzoor Pashteen, leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM). | Tw…

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…

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.