Monthly Archives: February 2020

2020-02-29: News Headlines

RT (2020-02-29). 'He knows the entire conspiracy': India says it nabbed Pulwama bomber's co-conspirator in FIRST ARREST over attack that killed 40. rt.com Indian investigators have claimed a breakthrough in the long-running probe into the deadly attack in Kashmir that left 40 troops dead last year, stating they arrested a man who drove an explosives-laden car and hid the bomber. | India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Friday that they had detained 22-year-old Shakir Bashir Magrey, owner of a shop near the Lethpora bridge where the Pulwama terrorist attack unraveled on February 14 last year. | The attack, which saw a suicide bomber — later identified via DNA as Adil Ahmad Dar — ramming a vehicle strapped with explosives into an Indian conv…

yenisafak (2020-02-29). More than 200 historical artifacts seized in NW Turkey. yenisafak.com A total of 209 pieces of historical artifacts were seized in an operation in northwestern Turkey, security sources said Friday.Provincial gendarmerie forces in Kocaeli, acting on a tip, launched an operation and arrested a suspect in Eskihisar district, identified only by the initials O.O.Among the artifacts seized were 207 coins, a pitcher and a tear catcher belonging to the Byzantine and Roman period.

RT (2020-02-28). Wait, what? Biden claims he'll 'appoint' first African-American woman to US Senate in fresh gaffe. rt.com Joe Biden has aroused concerns after misspeaking yet again in public, this time in front of an audience in South Carolina, promising voters he would "appoint" the first African-American woman to the US Senate. | From accidentally pitching himself as a Senate

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Bolivia: Ex-Leader of Indigenous Women Federation Detained. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Prosecutor's Office Thursday ordered the arrest of Felipa Huanca, the former leader of the Bartolina Sisa Confederation of Indigenous Women (CMCBS), a grassroots organization that has been politically close to the RELATED: | Huanca was arrested for a…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-02-28). Trump 'Efforts to Serve Corporate Polluters' Dealt Blow as Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Lease Sales on Nearly 1 Million Acres. commondreams.org "The judge confirmed that it's illegal to silence the public to expand fossil-fuel extraction." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-02-27). Whistleblower cops accuse DC police of downgrading crimes to look better on stats. rt.com Crime rates in Washington DC may be much worse than official reports indicate, as the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) routinely miss-classifies felonies as misdemeanors, skewing results, two whistle-blowing cops allege. | In at least two cases, internal police The first reportedly happened in August last year. A woman asked a man outside a liquor store to buy her some water, and h…

Staff (2020-02-26). Bernie Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Billionaire Tom Steyer Draws Votes from Joe Biden. democracynow.org Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate comes just four days before South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary — and one week before more than a dozen states vote on Super Tuesday. Billionaire Tom Steyer has poured money into outreach to African-American voters, who make up more than half of South Carolina's Democratic electorate. He may help front-runner Bernie Sanders build an insurmountable delegate lead. A new Reuters poll shows Senator Sanders has overtaken former Vice President Joe Biden in support among African Americans. We speak with three guests in South Carolina: Kevin Alexander Gray, a l…

Fight Back (2020-02-26). USF students rally against racist administration. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On February 25, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a Black Students Matter rally on campus to bring attention to the racist admissions practices that the administration at the University of South Florida (USF) engages in. | Enrollment of Black students at USF has been declining for years and the percent of Black students at USF was the lowest it's been in the past decade last semester (fall 2019), at 9.4%. This is especially alarming considering that in the Tampa Bay area, where USF is located, Black people comprise 24% of the population. | "We understand how schools like USF parta…

Staff (2020-02-21). Headlines for February 21, 2020. democracynow.org Roger Stone Sentenced to 40-Month Prison Term, Trump Lashed at Intel Chief over Warning of Russian Meddling in 2020 Election, Germany Mourns Victims of Right-Wing Terror Attacks, Suspect Arrested in Stabbing at London Mosque, U.K. to Close Borders to "Unskilled" and Non-English-Speaking Immigrants, Protests Erupt as Acting ICE Director Challenges New York Pro-Immigrant Laws, Mexican Radio Journalist Murdered in Ciudad Juárez, February Flowers Bloom in Moscow Amid Record-High Winter Temperatures, 28 Arrested in Seattle Protesting Chase Bank Fossil Fuel Ties, Rail Blockades Continue as Protests Grow Against Coastal…

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More than 200 historical artifacts seized in NW Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-29
A total of 209 pieces of historical artifacts were seized in an operation in northwestern Turkey, security sources said Friday.Provincial gendarmerie forces in Kocaeli, acting on a tip, launched an operation and arrested a suspect in Eskihisar district, identified only by the initials O.O.Among the artifacts seized were 207 coins, a pitcher and a tear catcher belonging to the Byzantine and Roman period.
yenisafak.com/en/news/more-than-200-historical-artifacts-seized-in-nw-turkey-3513006

'He knows the entire conspiracy': India says it nabbed Pulwama bomber's co-conspirator in FIRST ARREST over attack that killed 40
rt.com | 2020-02-29
Indian investigators have claimed a breakthrough in the long-running probe into the deadly attack in Kashmir that left 40 troops dead last year, stating they arrested a man who drove an explosives-laden car and hid the bomber. | India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Friday that they had detained 22-year-old Shakir Bashir Magrey, owner of a shop near the Lethpora bridge where the Pulwama terrorist attack unraveled on February 14 last year. | The attack, which saw a suicide bomber

Wait, what? Biden claims he'll 'appoint' first African-American woman to US Senate in fresh gaffe
rt.com | 2020-02-28
Joe Biden has aroused concerns after misspeaking yet again in public, this time in front of an audience in South Carolina, promising voters he would "appoint" the first African-American woman to the US Senate. | From accidentally pitching himself as a Senate candidate to having to admit a bizarre story about being arrested trying to see Nelson Mandela was false, the Democratic presidential hopeful has had his fair…
rt.com/usa/481966-biden-african-american-woman-senate/

Bolivia: Ex-Leader of Indigenous Women Federation Detained
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
Bolivia's Prosecutor's Office Thursday ordered the arrest of Felipa Huanca, the former leader of the Bartolina Sisa Confederation of Indigenous Women (CMCBS), a grassroots organization that has been politically close to the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS). | RELATED: | A Washington Post Survey Rules out Electoral Fraud in Bolivia | Huanca was arrested for a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Ex-Leader-of-Indigenous-Women-Federation-Detained-20200228-0002.html

Trump 'Efforts to Serve Corporate Polluters' Dealt Blow as Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Lease Sales on Nearly 1 Million Acres
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-28
"The judge confirmed that it's illegal to silence the public to expand fossil-fuel extraction." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/28/trump-efforts-serve-corporate-polluters-dealt-blow-judge-vacates-oil-and-gas-lease?cd-origin=rss

Whistleblower cops accuse DC police of downgrading crimes to look better on stats
rt.com | 2020-02-27
Crime rates in Washington DC may be much worse than official reports indicate, as the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) routinely miss-classifies felonies as misdemeanors, skewing results, two whistle-blowing cops allege. | In at least two cases, internal police documents seem to back the accusations voiced by Sergeant Charlotte Djossou and Officer Tabitha Knight. | The first reportedly happened in August last year. A woman asked a man outside a liquor store to buy her some water, and h…
rt.com/usa/481842-dc-police-downgrading-crime-statistics/

Bernie Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Billionaire Tom Steyer Draws Votes from Joe Biden
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-26
Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate comes just four days before South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary

USF students rally against racist administration
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-26
Tampa, FL – On February 25, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a Black Students Matter rally on campus to bring attention to the racist admissions practices that the administration at the University of South Florida (USF) engages in. | Enrollment of Black students at USF has been declining for years and the percent of Black students at USF was the lowest it's been in the past decade last semester (fall 2019), at 9.4%. This is especially alarming considering that in the Tampa Bay area, where USF is located, Black people comprise 24% of the population. | "We understand how schools like USF parta…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/26/usf-stud…