Daily Archives: February 6, 2020

2020-02-06: News Headlines

Staff (2020-02-05). The Israel-Palestine "Peace Deal" Is an Apartheid Proposal. truthout.org Janine Jackson: The lead in the New York Times' January 28 There are a number of problems in that sentence, one of them being the paper's uncritical…

Andrea Woods (2020-02-05). Using Bail as Ransom Violates the Core Tenets of Pretrial Justice. aclu.org Rebecca Gill was out of | options. At 39 years old, she was arrested and though not convicted of a crime | and presumed innocent, confined to a jail cell. This happened because of a cash | bail requirement that she couldn't afford. Her friends didn't have extra money | to help, and she was unlikely to see a judge until she'd been in jail for two | full weeks. | Stuck in jail, she was in | jeopardy of losing her job and her driver's license. Losing her license would result | in myriad consequences, such as preventing her from getting to work and making | it more difficult to take care of her son and mother. | T…

Yoav Litvin (2020-02-04). Anti-Colonialism and anti-Semitism in Harlem. mronline.org The strong anti-colonial, anti-Zionist sentiment within the African-American community renders it impossible for organizations such as the Anti-Defamation-League (ADL) to assess its anti-Semitism accurately, as they conflate Judaism with Zionism and Israel, and anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism. Jews and African-Americans can be natural allies who combat all forms of racism if and only if Jews also […] |

Janine Jackson (2020-02-04). 'This Is an Apartheid Proposal and It's a Nonstarter' – CounterSpin interview with Omar Baddar on Israel/Palestine 'peace deal'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed the Arab American Institute's Omar Baddar about the Trump/Kushner "peace deal" for Israel/Palestine for the Media…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

2020-02-06: Social Media Postees

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Pakistan: Call to release protestors facing terror charges
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-06
civil liberties Susan PriceIssue 1252 Pakistan anti-terror lawsFebruary 6, 2020Twenty-nine people were arrested in Islamabad on January 28 while peacefully protesting the arrest and imprisonment of Manzoor Pashteen, leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM). | Tw…
greenleft.org.au/content/pakistan-call-release-protestors-facing-terror-charges

The Israel-Palestine "Peace Deal" Is an Apartheid Proposal
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-05
Janine Jackson: The lead in the New York Times' January 28 report was "President Trump on Tuesday unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan with a flourish, releasing a proposal that would give Israel most of what it has sought over decades of conflict while offering the Palestinians the possibility of a state with limited sovereignty." | There are a number of problems in that sentence, one of them being the paper's uncritical…
truthout.org/audio/the-israel-palestine-peace-deal-is-an-apartheid-proposal/

Using Bail as Ransom Violates the Core Tenets of Pretrial Justice
Andrea Woods | aclu.org | 2020-02-05
Rebecca Gill was out of | options. At 39 years old, she was arrested and though not convicted of a crime | and presumed innocent, confined to a jail cell. This happened because of a cash | bail requirement that she couldn't afford. Her friends didn't have extra money | to help, and she was unlikely to see a judge until she'd been in jail for two | full weeks. | Stuck in jail, she was in | jeopardy of losing her job and her driver's license. Losing her license would result | in myriad consequences, such as preventing her from getting to work and making | it more difficult to take care of her son and mother. | T…
aclu.org/news/smart-justice/using-bail-as-ransom-violates-the-core-tenets-of-pretrial-justice

Anti-Colonialism and anti-Semitism in Harlem
Yoav Litvin | mronline.org | 2020-02-04
The strong anti-colonial, anti-Zionist sentiment within the African-American community renders it impossible for organizations such as the Anti-Defamation-League (ADL) to assess its anti-Semitism accurately, as they conflate Judaism with Zionism and Israel, and anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism. Jews and African-Americans can be natural allies who combat all forms of racism if and only if Jews also […] | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/04/anti-colonialism-and-anti-semitism-in-harlem/

Anti-Colonialism and anti-Semitism in Harlem
Yoav Litvin | mronline.org | 2020-02-04
The strong anti-colonial, anti-Zionist sentiment within the African-American community renders it impossible for organizations such as the Anti-Defamation-League (ADL) to assess its anti-Semitism accurately, as they conflate Judaism with Zionism and Israel, and anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism. Jews and African-Americans can be natural allies who combat all forms of racism if and only if Jews also […] | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/04/anti-colonialism-and-anti-semitism-in-harlem/

'This Is an Apartheid Proposal and It's a Nonstarter' – CounterSpin interview with Omar Baddar on Israel/Palestine 'peace deal'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2020-02-04
Janine Jackson interviewed the Arab American Institute's Omar Baddar about the Trump/Kushner "peace deal" for Israel/Palestine for the January 31, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/this-is-an-apartheid-proposal-and-its-a-nonstarter/

'This Is an Apartheid Proposal and It's a Nonstarter' – CounterSpin interview with Omar Baddar on Israel/Palestine 'peace deal'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2020-02-04
Janine Jackson interviewed the Arab American Institute's Omar Baddar about the Trump/Kushner "peace deal" for Israel/Palestine for the January 31, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/this-is-an-apartheid-proposal-and-its-a-nonstarter/

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…

"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…

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

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/

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…