Daily Archives: January 1, 2020

2020-01-01: News Headlines

shweta (2020-01-01). Egyptian human rights lawyer assaulted by suspected cops. peoplesdispatch.org Gamal Eid was physically assaulted by a group of armed men, whom he believes were police officers, on December 29, Sunday. The men, numbering around 10-12, were armed with pistols and proceeded to pour paint all over Eid…

yenisafak (2020-01-01). Terrorist YPG/PKK kills 2 civilians in northern Syria. yenisafak.com The YPG/PKK terror group killed at least two civilians and wounded four in a car bomb attack in northern Syria, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Monday.The ministry said on Twitter that YPG/PKK terrorists had targeted the town of Tal Abyad but a Turkish military checkpoint blocked them from entering the town, and it exploded on the outskirts.The terrorist suspected of being responsible for the attack was arrested.The YPG/PKK terror group is targeting settlement areas under control of the Syrian National Army (SNA), which fought alongside the Turkish forces in Turkish-led anti-terror operations in northe…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-01-01). Booked Up: the 20 Best Books of 2019. counterpunch.org Best Nonfiction Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration Rachel Elise Barkow (Belknap Press) Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: the Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman Susan Davis (University of Illinois) Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance Nick Estes (Verso) Music: a More

teleSUR (2019-12-31). Top 10 Events That Shaped North America in the 2010s. telesurenglish.net Over the course of the past decade, North America has experienced the rise of several social movements, such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, which have helped give voice to the voiceless and empower the oppressed. | While these movements helped bring necessary social change, the 2010s also witnessed the rise of the far-right under U.S. President Donald Trump, which has further divided people across the continent and world. | But as we look back at the 2010s, there are several events that have helped shape the present and the future of the continent. | 1) Whistleblowers (2010-Present) | Julian Assange and…

Larry Romanoff (2019-12-31). Binary People in an Analogue World. What is an "Authoritarian Environment"? China versus The West. globalresearch.ca One day in Rome, I asked the policeman, "Is it okay if I park my car here, partially blocking the emergency entrance to the hospital? I just want to go across the street for a coffee for a few minutes." …

Staff (2019-12-25). Celebrating the Life of Toni Morrison with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Ta-Nehisi Coates & More. democracynow.org In special broadcast, we spend the hour remembering Toni Morrison, one of the nation's most influential writers, who died in August at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. In 1993, Toni Morrison became the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her classic work "Beloved." Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio, in 1931. She did not publish her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," until she was 39 years old. She wrote it while taking care of her two young sons as a single mother and juggling a day job as a book editor at Random House. A…

Staff (2019-12-24). Jane Fonda Arrested: We Are in a Climate Emergency. I Have No Choice But to Put My Body on the Line. democracynow.org A new round of protests, Fire Drill Fridays, led by actress Jane Fonda are calling for action to address the climate crisis, as bushfires fueled by a historic heat wave threaten Australia, high tides threaten to flood Venice, and the Philippines prepares for a Christmas typhoon. Last Friday, a day before Jane Fonda's 82nd birthday, the longtime political activist, feminist and two-time Academy Award winner was arrested for the fifth time, as she has been nearly every Friday in Washington since she started Fire Drill Fridays, inspired in part by the Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg. She was arrested a…

Nicole Zayas Fortier (2019-12-24). Across the Country Harsh Sentencing Laws are Tearing Apart Families and Communities. aclu.org 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, Kimko 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 Kimko 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…

Tom Anderson (2019-12-20). BDS movement defiant after Tories announce anti-boycott measures and threaten international solidarity. thecanary.co Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigners have responded defiantly to Tory plans to pass an anti-BDS law. | The law is a threat to any international solidarity campaign which seeks to boycott companies or products because of the state policies of another country. As such, it presents a threat to international solidarity efforts as a whole. | Boycotting Israeli apartheid: | BDS is an international movement calling for a boycott of Israeli goods. It also calls for grassroots groups to initiate boycott campaigns against companies complicit in Israel…

Staff (2019-12-20). 11 Pro Impeachment Activists Arrested at McConnell's Office. therealnews.com By The People is a grassroots group that has been pushing for impeachment for a long time. Instead of taking a pause to celebrate victory, they showed up at Senator McConnell's office to demand that the Senate take the charges against Trump seriously. Watch Marc Steiner interview By The People volunteer Adiel Pollydore about the…

The Grayzone (2019-12-17). US Venezuelan embassy protectors denied right to fair trial. thegrayzone.com Four US activists protecting Venezuela's embassy in Washington, DC face prison time after the Trump administration illegally arrested them. And now…

Twyla Carter (2019-12-17). It's Clear: In Oklahoma Cash Bail is Being Used as Ransom to Keep People Who Are Poor Behind Bars. aclu.org Imagine you are one of the 4,000 people arrested every year in Canadian County, Oklahoma, a county with less than 200,000 people. Maybe the police find marijuana in your car during a traffic stop, maybe the police have mistaken you for someone else, or perhaps you can't afford the $40 per month you owe the court from a different charge. | After you're arrested, things will go one of two ways. You may | spend an hour or two in the jail for booking and then go home until your court | date. Or, you might sit in jail for weeks or months until your court date, | eating substandard food and sleeping on a linoleum fl…

Robert Penner (2019-12-11). Milwaukee delays vote to protect immigrants after cops caught collaborating with ICE. liberationnews.org End ICE terror and MPD collaboration.

Susan Price (2019-12-07). October uprising breaking down sectarianism in Iraq. greenleft.org.au uprising Firass HaddadIssue 1248 Iraq 2019 Iraq protestsDecember 7, 2019Since protests began in Iraq in early October, more than 400 people have been killed and thousands have been injured. | The uprising has escalated, despite the cruelty and brutality used by security fo…

splcenter (2019-11-18). Suspected Atomwaffen Member Arrested, Charged With Gun Possession. splcenter.org Federal authorities continued a crackdown on the violent neo-Nazi organization Atomwaffen Division by indicting a suspected member on gun charges.

2020-01-01: Social Media Postees

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Egyptian human rights lawyer assaulted by suspected cops
shweta | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-01
Gamal Eid was physically assaulted by a group of armed men, whom he believes were police officers, on December 29, Sunday. The men, numbering around 10-12, were armed with pistols and proceeded to pour paint all over Eid…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/01/egyptian-human-rights-lawyer-assaulted-by-suspected-cops/

Terrorist YPG/PKK kills 2 civilians in northern Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-01
The YPG/PKK terror group killed at least two civilians and wounded four in a car bomb attack in northern Syria, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Monday.The ministry said on Twitter that YPG/PKK terrorists had targeted the town of Tal Abyad but a Turkish military checkpoint blocked them from entering the town, and it exploded on the outskirts.The terrorist suspected of being responsible for the attack was arrested.The YPG/PKK terror group is targeting settlement areas under control of the Syrian National Army (SNA), which fought alongside the Turkish forces in Turkish-led anti-terror operations in northe…
yenisafak.com/en/world/terrorist-ypg-pkk-kills-2-civilians-in-northern-syria-3508671

Booked Up: the 20 Best Books of 2019
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-01
Best Nonfiction Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration Rachel Elise Barkow (Belknap Press) Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: the Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman Susan Davis (University of Illinois) Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance Nick Estes (Verso) Music: a…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/01/booked-up-the-20-best-books-of-2019/

Top 10 Events That Shaped North America in the 2010s
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-31
Over the course of the past decade, North America has experienced the rise of several social movements, such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, which have helped give voice to the voiceless and empower the oppressed. | While these movements helped bring necessary social change, the 2010s also witnessed the rise of the far-right under U.S. President Donald Trump, which has further divided people across the continent and world. | But as we look back at the 2010s, there are several events that have helped shape the present and the future of the continent. | 1) Whistleblowers (2010-Present) | Julian Assange and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Top-10-Events-That-Shaped-North-America-in-the-2010s-20191231-0001.html

Binary People in an Analogue World. What is an "Authoritarian Environment"? China versus The West
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-31
One day in Rome, I asked the policeman, "Is it okay if I park my car here, partially blocking the emergency entrance to the hospital? I just want to go across the street for a coffee for a few minutes." …
globalresearch.ca/binary-people-analogue-world/5699211

Who is Archbishop Atallah Hanna, and why Israel hates him
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-31
"They will run and not grow weary," is a quote from the Bible (Isaiah, 40: 41) that adorns the homepage of Kairos Palestine. This important document, which parallels a similar initiative emanating from South Africa during the anti-apartheid struggle years, has come to represent the unified voice of the Palestinian Christian community everywhere. One of the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/who-is-archbishop-atallah-hanna-and-why-israel-hates-him/

Celebrating the Life of Toni Morrison with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Ta-Nehisi Coates & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-25
In special broadcast, we spend the hour remembering Toni Morrison, one of the nation's most influential writers, who died in August at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. In 1993, Toni Morrison became the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her classic work "Beloved." Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio, in 1931. She did not publish her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," until she was 39 years old. She wrote it while taking care of her two young sons as a single mother and juggling a day job as a book editor at Random House. A…
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/25/toni_mor…

Celebrating the Life of Toni Morrison with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Ta-Nehisi Coates & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-25
In special broadcast, we spend the hour remembering Toni Morrison, one of the nation's most influential writers, who died in August at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. In 1993, Toni Morrison became the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her classic work "Beloved." Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio, in 1931. She did not publish her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," until she was 39 years old. She wrote it while taking care of her two young sons as a single mother and juggling a day job as a book editor at Random House. A…
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/25/toni_mor…

Jane Fonda Arrested: We Are in a Climate Emergency. I Have No Choice But to Put My Body on the Line
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-24
A new round of protests, Fire Drill Fridays, led by actress Jane Fonda are calling for action to address the climate crisis, as bushfires fueled by a historic heat wave threaten Australia, high tides threaten to flood Venice, and the Philippines prepares for a Christmas typhoon. Last Friday, a day before Jane Fonda's 82nd birthday, the longtime political activist, feminist and two-time Academy Award winner was arrested for the fifth time, as she has been nearly every Friday in Washington since she started Fire Drill Fridays, inspired in part by the Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg. She was arrested a…
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/24/jane_fon…

Jane Fonda Arrested: We Are in a Climate Emergency. I Have No Choice But to Put My Body on the Line
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-24
A new round of protests, Fire Drill Fridays, led by actress Jane Fonda are calling for action to address the climate crisis, as bushfires fueled by a historic heat wave threaten Australia, high tides threaten to flood Venice, and the Philippines prepares for a Christmas typhoon. Last Friday, a day before Jane Fonda's 82nd birthday, the longtime political activist, feminist and two-time Academy Award winner was arrested for the fifth time, as she has been nearly every Friday in Washington since she started Fire Drill Fridays, inspired in part by the Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg. She was arrested a…
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/24/jane_fon…

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, Kimko 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 Kimko 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…
aclu.org/news/smart-justice/across-the-country-harsh-sentencing-laws-are-tearing-apart-families-and-communities

BDS movement defiant after Tories announce anti-boycott measures and threaten international solidarity
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2019-12-20
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigners have responded defiantly to Tory plans to pass an anti-BDS law. | The law is a threat to any international solidarity campaign which seeks to boycott companies or products because of the state policies of another country. As such, it presents a threat to international solidarity efforts as a whole. | Boycotting Israeli apartheid: | BDS is an international movement calling for a boycott of Israeli goods. It also calls for grassroots groups to initiate boycott campaigns against companies complicit in Israel…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/12/20/bds-movement-defiant-after-tories-announce-anti-boycott-measures-and-threaten-international-solidarity/

11 Pro Impeachment Activists Arrested at McConnell's Office
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-12-20
By The People is a grassroots group that has been pushing for impeachment for a long time. Instead of taking a pause to celebrate victory, they showed up at Senator McConnell's office to demand that the Senate take the charges against Trump seriously. Watch Marc Steiner interview By The People volunteer Adiel Pollydore about the…
therealnews.com/stories/11-pro-impeachment-activists-arrested-at-mcconnells-office

US Venezuelan embassy protectors denied right to fair trial
The Grayzone | thegrayzone.com | 2019-12-17
Four US activists protecting Venezuela's embassy in Washington, DC face prison time after the Trump administration illegally arrested them. And now…
thegrayzone.com/2019/12/16/venezuelan-embassy-defenders-denied-right-fair-trial/

US Venezuelan embassy protectors denied right to fair trial
The Grayzone | thegrayzone.com | 2019-12-17
Four US activists protecting Venezuela's embassy in Washington, DC face prison time after the Trump administration illegally arrested them. And now…
thegrayzone.com/2019/12/16/venezuelan-embassy-defenders-denied-right-fair-trial/

It's Clear: In Oklahoma Cash Bail is Being Used as Ransom to Keep People Who Are Poor Behind Bars
Twyla Carter | aclu.org | 2019-12-17
Imagine you are one of the 4,000 people arrested every year in Canadian County, Oklahoma, a county with less than 200,000 people. Maybe the police find marijuana in your car during a traffic stop, maybe the police have mistaken you for someone else, or perhaps you can't afford the $40 per month you owe the court from a different charge. | After you're arrested, things will go one of two ways. You may | spend an hour or two in the jail for booking and then go home until your court | date. Or, you might sit in jail for weeks or months until your court date, | eating substandard food and sleeping on a linoleum fl…
aclu.org/news/smart-justice/its-clear-in-oklahoma-cash-bail-is-being-used-as-ransom-to-keep-people-who-are-poor-behind-bars

Milwaukee delays vote to protect immigrants after cops caught collaborating with ICE
Robert Penner | liberationnews.org | 2019-12-11
End ICE terror and MPD collaboration.
liberationnews.org/milwaukee-delays-vote-to-protect-immigrants-after-cops-caught-collaborating-with-ice/

October uprising breaking down sectarianism in Iraq
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2019-12-07
uprising Firass HaddadIssue 1248 Iraq 2019 Iraq protestsDecember 7, 2019Since protests began in Iraq in early October, more than 400 people have been killed and thousands have been injured. | The uprising has escalated, despite the cruelty and brutality used by security fo…
greenleft.org.au/content/october-uprising-breaking-down-sectarianism-iraq