Daily Archives: January 13, 2020

2020-01-13: News Headlines

Staff (2020-01-13). Minneapolis Activists Ask Local Leaders to Invest in Communities, Not Cops. truthout.org In dramatic effect, a Minneapolis resident dumps a bag of money onto a podium during public comments at the final City Council meeting on the 2020 budget last month. The person with them, who identified himself as David, is addressing the council members. | "This is $193.40," David says, then begins to explain that the money represents the $193 million budget Mayor Jacob Frey proposed to give the Minneapolis Police Department in 2020, more than one-third of the city's general fund. The budget sp…

yenisafak (2020-01-13). Turkey nabs over 2,500 irregular migrants past week. yenisafak.com Nearly 2,530 irregular migrants were arrested across Turkey over the last week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources.Turkish gendarmerie forces held 962 of migrants in the northwestern Edirne province, which borders Greece and Bulgaria.According to local sources in Edirne, Greece has stepped up efforts to send irregular migrants to Turkey in violation of the Geneva Conventions, the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention Against Torture.In the coastal western cities of Mugla, Canakkale, Izmir and Aydin, the Turkish Coast Guard and gendarmerie forces rounded up more…

Asa Winstanley (2020-01-13). British Universities Invest in Israeli Apartheid. globalresearch.ca British universities have invested more than an estimated half a billion dollars in companies that arm Israel or support Israeli settlement infrastructure. | This revelation comes from new research by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. | Activists on Wednesday held an "Apartheid …

Staff (2020-01-13). "Stop the Money Pipeline": 150 Arrested at Protests Exposing Wall Street's Link to Climate Crisis. democracynow.org 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…

Staff (2020-01-13). Nearly 150 Arrested at Protests Exposing Wall Street's Link to Climate Crisis. truthout.org 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 t…

teleSUR (2020-01-12). Human Rights Advocates Demonstrate, Demand Guantanamo's Closure. telesurenglish.net As Jan. 11 marked the 18th anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp opening by the United States, human rights activists rallied Saturday outside the White House to demand the prison's immediate closure and an end to "years of torture and human rights violations." | RELATED: | Roger Waters Plays 'Wish You Were Here' Live in Support of Assange | The organizers explained on social media that their goal was to call "attention to the brutality of the prison, including in…

Vincent Taccetta and Makasi Motema (2020-01-11). The coming decade of revolution. workers.org In the last decade the working class — spurred into action by a destroyed economy, state violence, and national and gender oppression — rose up in a series of mass mobilizations, the scope of which had not been seen in two generations. From Occupy to Black Lives Matter to the . . . | Continue reading The coming decade of revolution at Workers.org

Staff (2020-01-10). Canada's Cops Were Ready to Shoot Indigenous Anti-Pipeline Activists. therealnews.com 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.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-01-10). Reclaiming the Narrative: How to Combat Israel's Misuse of "Antisemitism" mintpressnews.com 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.

Staff (2020-01-10). The Critical Role Auditing Plays in the Battle Against Police Surveillance. therealnews.com 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.

Glen Black (2020-01-10). Hunt monitors say right-wing media coverage of their arrest is 'absolutely' blown out of proportion. thecanary.co On 4 January, Cheshire Police arrested eight hunt saboteurs on suspicion of assault and possession of an offensive weapon. But one of those arrested told The Canary that media reporting of the incident spun what actually happened on the day "out of proportion". | Mass arrest: | Cheshire Hunt Saboteurs broke the news that Cheshire Police sent numerous vehicles and officers to arrest "monitors" attending the Cheshire Hunt: | Police have just arrested a car full of monitors and a sab due to the hunt making an 'allegation'. The hunt…

Staff (2020-01-08). $71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare. therealnews.com 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.

Staff (2020-01-03). The Top Five Most Ridiculous Arrests of 2019. therealnews.com The police accountability report takes a critical look at some of the most disturbing acts of policing caught on video in 2019.

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, 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…

Susan Price (2019-12-07). October uprising breaks 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…

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Minneapolis Activists Ask Local Leaders to Invest in Communities, Not Cops
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-13
In dramatic effect, a Minneapolis resident dumps a bag of money onto a podium during public comments at the final City Council meeting on the 2020 budget last month. The person with them, who identified himself as David, is addressing the council members. | "This is $193.40," David says, then begins to explain that the money represents the $193 million budget Mayor Jacob Frey proposed to give the Minneapolis Police Department in 2020, more than one-third of the city's general fund. The budget sp…
truthout.org/articles/minneapolis-activists-ask-local-leaders-to-invest-in-communities-not-cops/

Turkey nabs over 2,500 irregular migrants past week
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-13
Nearly 2,530 irregular migrants were arrested across Turkey over the last week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources.Turkish gendarmerie forces held 962 of migrants in the northwestern Edirne province, which borders Greece and Bulgaria.According to local sources in Edirne, Greece has stepped up efforts to send irregular migrants to Turkey in violation of the Geneva Conventions, the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention Against Torture.In the coastal western cities of Mugla, Canakkale, Izmir and Aydin, the Turkish Coast Guard and gendarmerie forces rounded up…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-nabs-over-2500-irregular-migrants-past-week-3509547

British Universities Invest in Israeli Apartheid
Asa Winstanley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-13
British universities have invested more than an estimated half a billion dollars in companies that arm Israel or support Israeli settlement infrastructure. | This revelation comes from new research by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. | Activists on Wednesday held an "Apartheid …
globalresearch.ca/british-universities-invest-israeli-apartheid/5700443

Nearly 150 Arrested at Protests Exposing Wall Street's Link to Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.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 t…
truthout.org/video/nearly-150-arrested-at-protests-exposing-wall-streets-link-to-climate-crisis/

"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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/13/jane_fond…

Human Rights Advocates Demonstrate, Demand Guantanamo's Closure
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
As Jan. 11 marked the 18th anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp opening by the United States, human rights activists rallied Saturday outside the White House to demand the prison's immediate closure and an end to "years of torture and human rights violations." | RELATED: | Roger Waters Plays 'Wish You Were Here' Live in Support of Assange | The organizers explained on social media that their goal was to call "attention to the brutality of the prison, including in…
telesurenglish.net/news/Human-Rights-Advocates-Demonstrate-Demand-Guantanamos-Closure-20200112-0019.html

The coming decade of revolution
Vincent Taccetta and Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2020-01-11
In the last decade the working class

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.
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/canadas-cops-were-ready-to-shoot-indigenous-anti-pipeline-activists/

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.
therealnews.com/stories/canada-rcmp-shoot-indigenous-pipeline-activists

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.
mintpressnews.com/combat-israels-misuse-antisemitism/264055/

Hunt monitors say right-wing media coverage of their arrest is 'absolutely' blown out of proportion
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2020-01-10
On 4 January, Cheshire Police arrested eight hunt saboteurs on suspicion of assault and possession of an offensive weapon. But one of those arrested told The Canary that media reporting of the incident spun what actually happened on the day "out of proportion". | Mass arrest: | Cheshire Hunt Saboteurs broke the news that Cheshire Police sent numerous vehicles and officers to arrest "monitors" attending the Cheshire Hunt: | Police have just arrested a car full of monitors and a sab due to the hunt making an 'allegation'. The hunt…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2020/01/10/hunt-monitors-say-right-wing-media-coverage-of-their-arrest-is-absolutely-blown-out-of-proportion/

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.
therealnews.com/stories/auditing-battle-against-police-surveillance

$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.
therealnews.com/stories/71-million-cops-not-jobs-healthcare

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