Daily Archives: February 7, 2020

2020-02-07: News Headlines

RT (2020-02-07). 'Plans for annexation & apartheid': Palestine blames unrest in West Bank on US 'deal of the century'. rt.com A senior Palestinian official blamed US President Donald Trump's Middle East plan for the recent turmoil, after the US leader's son-in-law said local leaders were inciting violence. | "Those who introduce plans for annexation and apartheid and the legalization of occupation and settlements are the ones who bear full responsibility for deepening the cycle of violence and extremism," Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a statement. | His remarks came a day after Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and mastermind behind the so-called 'deal of the century', accused…

teleSUR (2020-02-07). Bolivia's Coup-Born Regime Arrests Socialist Lawmaker Torrico. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Special Force for the Fight Against Crime (FELCC) Thursday arrested Movement for Socialism (MAS) lawmaker Gustavo Torrico in La Paz as he was leaving home to work. | RELATED: | The coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez accuses Torrico of sedition and terrorism. This has caused outrage among human rights defenders who have been denouncing that the Bolivian government persecutes social activists who dissent. | "This is totally illegal. I appeared…

subMedia (2020-02-07). Time to Rise Up: RCMP Invade Wet'suwet'en Territories. dissidentvoice.org Early in the morning on Feb 6th, the RCMP launched their long anticipated raid on Wet'suwet'en land defenders. Six supporters have been arrested, at the 39 km marker of the Morice West Forest Service Road, and a large contingent of RCMP trucks and heavy equipment have moved onwards towards the Gidimt'en Access point at the …

sputniknews (2020-02-07). Sneaky Fox Leaves Poo at Labour MP's Door in Parliament Before Cops Haul it Away — Video. sputniknews.com The good ole tradition of fox hunting briefly came alive in Britain in the most unlikely place — the Houses of Parliament. During the chase, the beast managed to outfox officials and make it to the fourth floor before being captured and removed in a box.

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…

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…

2020-02-07: Social Media Postees

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'Plans for annexation & apartheid': Palestine blames unrest in West Bank on US 'deal of the century'
rt.com | 2020-02-07
A senior Palestinian official blamed US President Donald Trump's Middle East plan for the recent turmoil, after the US leader's son-in-law said local leaders were inciting violence. | "Those who introduce plans for annexation and apartheid and the legalization of occupation and settlements are the ones who bear full responsibility for deepening the cycle of violence and extremism," Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a statement. | His remarks came a day after Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and mastermind behind the so-called 'deal of the century', accused…
rt.com/news/480328-palestine-incitement-israel-trump-plan/

'Plans for annexation & apartheid': Palestine blames unrest in West Bank on US 'deal of the century'
rt.com | 2020-02-07
A senior Palestinian official blamed US President Donald Trump's Middle East plan for the recent turmoil, after the US leader's son-in-law said local leaders were inciting violence. | "Those who introduce plans for annexation and apartheid and the legalization of occupation and settlements are the ones who bear full responsibility for deepening the cycle of violence and extremism," Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a statement. | His remarks came a day after Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and mastermind behind the so-called 'deal of the century', accused…
rt.com/news/480328-palestine-incitement-israel-trump-plan/

Bolivia's Coup-Born Regime Arrests Socialist Lawmaker Torrico
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-07
Bolivia's Special Force for the Fight Against Crime (FELCC) Thursday arrested Movement for Socialism (MAS) lawmaker Gustavo Torrico in La Paz as he was leaving home to work. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Warns of US Threats Against Him | The coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez accuses Torrico of sedition and terrorism. This has caused outrage among human rights defenders who have been denouncing that the Bolivian government persecutes social activists who dissent. | "This is totally illegal. I appeared…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivias-Coup-Born-Regime-Arrests-Socialist-Lawmaker-Torrico-20200207-0003.html

Time to Rise Up: RCMP Invade Wet'suwet'en Territories
subMedia | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-07
Early in the morning on Feb 6th, the RCMP launched their long anticipated raid on Wet'suwet'en land defenders. Six supporters have been arrested, at the 39 km marker of the Morice West Forest Service Road, and a large contingent of RCMP trucks and heavy equipment have moved onwards towards the Gidimt'en Access point at the …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/time-to-rise-up-rcmp-invade-wetsuweten-territories/

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

'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…

"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 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/