Daily Archives: January 15, 2020

2020-01-15: News Headlines

sputniknews (2020-01-15). Protests at Jama Masjid Mosque: Dalit Leader Gets Bail, Told Not to Hold Demonstrations for a Month. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Police in India's national capital arrested the leader of a Dalit (underprivileged caste) political group who staged a protest outside the historic Jama Masjid Mosque in the old part of Delhi against the new citizenship law on 20 December.

sputniknews (2020-01-15). Ankara Summons Egypt's Charge d'Affaires Over Raid on Anadolu News Agency in Cairo – Reports. sputniknews.com Earlier in the day, Turkish state Anadolu news agency reported that Egyptian police raided its office in Cairo on Tuesday evening and arrested four of its employees.

yenisafak (2020-01-15). Cambodian opposition leader stands trial for 'treason'. yenisafak.com Cambodia's main opposition leader has been put on trial for the first time on Wednesday, according to a local newspaper.The head of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Kem Sokha, was arrested on Sept. 3, 2017 and charged with treason.A speech given by Sokha in Australia in 2013, saying he had received advice from American pro-democracy groups, is now being used against him as evidence of allegations of collaborating with the U.S. to topple the Cambodian government, The Cambodia Daily reported Wednesday.Sokha was jailed for more than one year and was released on bail in September 2018, but was subsequently plac…

Middle East Monitor (2020-01-14). Iran Makes Arrests Over Downed Ukrainian Plane as Protests Persist. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation for four days since the military belatedly admitted its error, reports Reuters. Wednesday's shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, which killed all …

Staff (2020-01-14). Riot Police Evict Oakland Moms Who Reclaimed Vacant Home to Fight Homelessness. truthout.org Update: Riot police evicted a group of mothers experiencing homeless Tuesday morning from the investor-owned home in Oakland they were occupying in protest of the city's housing crisis. Two of the mothers were arrested. | In Oakland, California, a group of mothers fighting homelessness is waging a battle against real estate speculators and demanding permanent solutions to the Bay…

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 (2020-01-10). 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.

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.

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…

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Cambodian opposition leader stands trial for 'treason'
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-15
Cambodia's main opposition leader has been put on trial for the first time on Wednesday, according to a local newspaper.The head of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Kem Sokha, was arrested on Sept. 3, 2017 and charged with treason.A speech given by Sokha in Australia in 2013, saying he had received advice from American pro-democracy groups, is now being used against him as evidence of allegations of collaborating with the U.S. to topple the Cambodian government, The Cambodia Daily reported Wednesday.Sokha was jailed for more than one year and was released on bail in September 2018, but was subsequently plac…
yenisafak.com/en/world/cambodian-opposition-leader-stands-trial-for-treason-3509729

Ankara Summons Egypt's Charge d'Affaires Over Raid on Anadolu News Agency in Cairo – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-15
Earlier in the day, Turkish state Anadolu news agency reported that Egyptian police raided its office in Cairo on Tuesday evening and arrested four of its employees.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202001151078046105-ankara-summons-egypts-charge-daffaires-over-raid-of-turkeys-news-agency-office-in-cairo—reports/

Protests at Jama Masjid Mosque: Dalit Leader Gets Bail, Told Not to Hold Demonstrations for a Month
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-15
New Delhi (Sputnik): Police in India's national capital arrested the leader of a Dalit (underprivileged caste) political group who staged a protest outside the historic Jama Masjid Mosque in the old part of Delhi against the new citizenship law on 20 December.
sputniknews.com/india/202001151078044663-protests-at-jama-masjid-mosque-dalit-leader-gets-bail-told-not-to-hold-demonstrations-for-a-month/

Iran Makes Arrests Over Downed Ukrainian Plane as Protests Persist
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-14
(MEMO)

Riot Police Evict Oakland Moms Who Reclaimed Vacant Home to Fight Homelessness
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-14
Update: Riot police evicted a group of mothers experiencing homeless Tuesday morning from the investor-owned home in Oakland they were occupying in protest of the city's housing crisis. Two of the mothers were arrested. | In Oakland, California, a group of mothers fighting homelessness is waging a battle against real estate speculators and demanding permanent solutions to the Bay…
truthout.org/video/riot-police-evict-oakland-moms-who-reclaimed-vacant-home-to-fight-homelessness/

"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…

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/

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