Daily Archives: February 3, 2020

2020-02-03: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2020-02-03). I will hold you in my arms a day after the war. mronline.org On Monday, 27 January, the South African photographer Santu Mofokeng slipped away. His camera had been a familiar presence in the anti-apartheid struggle; after years of photographing police violence and popular resistance, he tired of making 'images bespeaking gloom, monotony, anguish, struggle, [and] oppression', he wrote in 1993. |

posted by Norse (2020-02-03). Documents on Homeless Encampments & Civil Rights. indybay.org Cops and rangers in the City of Santa Cruz continue to harass, cite, and arrest those outside without shelter in spite of the 2018 Martin v. Boise decision and its further validation by higher courts. To assist those making the case to leave homeless folks alone unless real alternate shelter is available (which it is not in Santa Cruz), here are the texts of those decisions.

Jeff Halper (2020-02-03). The apartheid deal of the century. zcomm.org There is one silver thread to Trump's Plan: it puts to bed once and for all the "two-state solution" that Israel never intended to implement and which it buried under its settlements decades ago…

Sarah Abed (2020-02-03). "Deal of the Century" Greenlights Israeli Annexation, Apartheid, and Subjugation of Palestinians. globalresearch.ca On Sunday, ahead of the big Tuesday reveal in the White House, US President Donald J. Trump delivered to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the so-called "Deal of the Century" also known as the "

Fight Back (2020-02-02). Minneapolis protests anti Palestine "Deal of Century," racist travel bans. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On January 31, 40 people protested at the Minneapolis Federal Building to stand in solidarity with Palestine. The MN Anti-War Committee and Women Against Military Madness called this emergency response protest after President Trump's announcement of his 'peace' plan which he wants to impose on Palestine. The protest's message was clear: the "Deal of the Century" proposed by Trump and Netanyahu is a sham and part of an expanding apartheid against the Palestinian people. There can be no deal without the Palestinian right to return, the Palestinian right to exist, and the return of Jerusalem to Pal…

teleSUR (2020-02-01). Bolivia's Coup-Born Regime Arrests Socialist Political Refugees. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Former Mining Minister Cesar Navarro and former Agriculture Minister Pedro Dorado were arrested at the El Alto airport on Saturday when they were about to board a plane as political refugees. | RELATED: | For the past 82 days, these Socialists politicians remained at the Mexican embassy. Yesterday, they received a safe-conduct allowing their free departure from the country. | "The Mexican embassy transfer…

Barry Wilner (2020-01-30). The Rooney Rule isn't working; diversity in coach/executive hirings must improve. peoplesworld.org MIAMI (AP) — Stopping short of saying the Rooney Rule is not working, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell noted Wednesday the league needs change to its minority hiring policy. Though the league requires teams to interview minority candidates, only two African-Americans have been hired for 19 open head coaching spots over the past three years. The …

Staff (2020-01-30). "Coded Bias": New Film Looks at Fight Against Racial Bias in Facial Recognition & AI Technology. democracynow.org A new documentary looks at the dangers of artificial intelligence and its increasing omnipresence in daily life, as new research shows that it often reflects racist biases. Earlier this month, Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the latest major city to ban facial recognition technology, joining a growing number of cities, including San Francisco, to ban the artificial intelligence, citing flawed technology and racial and gender bias. A recent study also found that facial recognition identified African-American and Asian faces incorrectly 10 to 100 times more than white faces. The film "Coded Bias" begins with Joy B…

Aaron Maté (2020-01-29). Trump's fake 'peace plan' is permanent apartheid for Palestine. thegrayzone.com Attorney, professor, and author Noura Erakat on Trump's "deal of the century": a call for permanent apartheid in Palestine. President…

splcenter (2020-01-29). Weekend Read: 2020: African Americans and the Vote. splcenter.org Historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 established "Negro History Week" to celebrate the contributions to our nation made by Black people.

Staff (2020-01-29). Mehdi Hasan: Trump's Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism. democracynow.org We continue our discussion of President Trump's long-awaited Middle East plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he has described as the "deal of the century." The plan was drafted by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner without any input from Palestinians and would give Israel sovereignty over large areas of the occupied West Bank, control over all of Jerusalem, and keep all illegal settlements built in the occupied West Bank. We speak with Mehdi Hasan, senior columnist at The Intercept, and Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University. Khalidi's latest book is…

Staff (2020-01-24). Oakland Moms Who Occupied Vacant Property to Highlight Housing Crisis Celebrate Unexpected Victory. democracynow.org In Oakland, California, a months-long struggle between a group of unhoused mothers occupying a vacant home and the real estate firm that owned it ended with an unexpected offer to purchase the property earlier this week. The major win in the mothers' fight against homelessness and real estate speculation comes just a week after Wedgewood Properties forcibly evicted the families — known as Moms 4 Housing — from the home they were living in for more than two months. Two mothers and two of their supporters were arrested in the early-morning eviction after armed police officers battered down the door. The…

2020-02-03: Social Media Postees

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I will hold you in my arms a day after the war
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-02-03
On Monday, 27 January, the South African photographer Santu Mofokeng slipped away. His camera had been a familiar presence in the anti-apartheid struggle; after years of photographing police violence and popular resistance, he tired of making 'images bespeaking gloom, monotony, anguish, struggle, [and] oppression', he wrote in 1993. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/03/i-will-hold-you-in-my-arms-a-day-after-the-war/

North Carolina Officials Aren't Rushing to Return Pro-Confederate PAC Donations
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-03
Facing South recently reported on the North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans' (NC SCV) organizing of a political action committee in late 2015. The move came just months after the massacre of nine Black people by a Confederate sympathizer in a Charleston, South Carolina, church sparked growing sentiment against public displays of Confederate symbols, t…
truthout.org/articles/north-carolina-officials-arent-rushing-to-return-pro-confederate-pac-donations/

Documents on Homeless Encampments & Civil Rights
posted by Norse | indybay.org | 2020-02-03
Cops and rangers in the City of Santa Cruz continue to harass, cite, and arrest those outside without shelter in spite of the 2018 Martin v. Boise decision and its further validation by higher courts. To assist those making the case to leave homeless folks alone unless real alternate shelter is available (which it is not in Santa Cruz), here are the texts of those decisions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/01/18830292.php

"Deal of the Century" Greenlights Israeli Annexation, Apartheid, and Subjugation of Palestinians
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-03
On Sunday, ahead of the big Tuesday reveal in the White House, US President Donald J. Trump delivered to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the so-called "Deal of the Century" also known as the " Middle East Peace Plan". …
globalresearch.ca/deal-century-greenlights-israeli-annexation-apartheid-subjugation-palestinians/5702584

The apartheid deal of the century
Jeff Halper | zcomm.org | 2020-02-03
There is one silver thread to Trump's Plan: it puts to bed once and for all the "two-state solution" that Israel never intended to implement and which it buried under its settlements decades ago…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-apartheid-deal-of-the-century/

Minneapolis protests anti Palestine "Deal of Century," racist travel bans
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-02
Minneapolis, MN – On January 31, 40 people protested at the Minneapolis Federal Building to stand in solidarity with Palestine. The MN Anti-War Committee and Women Against Military Madness called this emergency response protest after President Trump's announcement of his 'peace' plan which he wants to impose on Palestine. The protest's message was clear: the "Deal of the Century" proposed by Trump and Netanyahu is a sham and part of an expanding apartheid against the Palestinian people. There can be no deal without the Palestinian right to return, the Palestinian right to exist, and the return of Jerusalem to Pal…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/1/minneapol…

Bolivia's Coup-Born Regime Arrests Socialist Political Refugees
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-01
Bolivia's Former Mining Minister Cesar Navarro and former Agriculture Minister Pedro Dorado were arrested at the El Alto airport on Saturday when they were about to board a plane as political refugees. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Socialist Candidate Arce Attended Prosecutor's Office | For the past 82 days, these Socialists politicians remained at the Mexican embassy. Yesterday, they received a safe-conduct allowing their free departure from the country. | "The Mexican embassy transfer…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivias-Coup-Born-Regime-Arrests-Socialist-Political-Refugees-20200201-0003.html

"Balfouristans" for Bibi: "Apartheid" Isn't an Insult, It's a Blueprint
Richard Eskow | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
The image on the left is from a map Donald Trump tweeted out with the label, "Vision For Peace: Conceptual Map/The Future of Palestine." The one on the right shows the "Bantustans" created by apartheid-era South Africa in 1970, a move designed to pen the country's black citizens into impoverished "homelands." Any questions? These maps…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/31/balfouristans-for-bibi-apartheid-isnt-an-insult-its-a-blueprint/

"Balfouristans" for Bibi: "Apartheid" Isn't an Insult, It's a Blueprint
Richard Eskow | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
The image on the left is from a map Donald Trump tweeted out with the label, "Vision For Peace: Conceptual Map/The Future of Palestine." The one on the right shows the "Bantustans" created by apartheid-era South Africa in 1970, a move designed to pen the country's black citizens into impoverished "homelands." Any questions? These maps…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/31/balfouristans-for-bibi-apartheid-isnt-an-insult-its-a-blueprint/

"Coded Bias": New Film Looks at Fight Against Racial Bias in Facial Recognition & AI Technology
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-30
A new documentary looks at the dangers of artificial intelligence and its increasing omnipresence in daily life, as new research shows that it often reflects racist biases. Earlier this month, Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the latest major city to ban facial recognition technology, joining a growing number of cities, including San Francisco, to ban the artificial intelligence, citing flawed technology and racial and gender bias. A recent study also found that facial recognition identified African-American and Asian faces incorrectly 10 to 100 times more than white faces. The film "Coded Bias" begins with Joy B…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/30/coded_bia…

The Rooney Rule isn't working; diversity in coach/executive hirings must improve
Barry Wilner | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-30
MIAMI (AP)

Trump's 'win-win' plan hands everything to Israel
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-30
Palestinian resistance Omar KarmiIssue 1251 Palestine apartheid IsraelJanuary 30, 2020After much anticipation and with great ceremony, on January 28 United States President Donald Trump presented…
greenleft.org.au/content/trump-peace-plan-hands-everything-israel

Trump's fake 'peace plan' is permanent apartheid for Palestine
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-29
Attorney, professor, and author Noura Erakat on Trump's "deal of the century": a call for permanent apartheid in Palestine. President…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/29/trumps-fake-peace-plan-is-permanent-apartheid-for-palestine/

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.
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/01/weekend-read-2020-african-americans-and-vote

Mehdi Hasan: Trump's Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-29
We continue our discussion of President Trump's long-awaited Middle East plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he has described as the "deal of the century." The plan was drafted by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner without any input from Palestinians and would give Israel sovereignty over large areas of the occupied West Bank, control over all of Jerusalem, and keep all illegal settlements built in the occupied West Bank. We speak with Mehdi Hasan, senior columnist at The Intercept, and Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University. Khalidi's latest book is…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/29/trump_mid…

Oakland Moms Who Occupied Vacant Property to Highlight Housing Crisis Celebrate Unexpected Victory
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-24
In Oakland, California, a months-long struggle between a group of unhoused mothers occupying a vacant home and the real estate firm that owned it ended with an unexpected offer to purchase the property earlier this week. The major win in the mothers' fight against homelessness and real estate speculation comes just a week after Wedgewood Properties forcibly evicted the families

Amendment 4 is Still on the Line. Here's What's New
Orion Danjuma | aclu.org | 2020-01-23
The right to vote cannot depend on how much money you have. That's what a federal court ruled in October, when it blocked Florida's attempt to force returning citizens