Daily Archives: February 21, 2020

2020-02-21: News Headlines

Stephen Reyna (2020-02-21). A Paradoxical Colonel: He Doesn't Know What He is Talking About, Because He Knows What He is Talking About. counterpunch.org 'Woke … a political term of African-American origin refers to a perceived awareness of issues concerning social justice and racial justice' (Wikipedia 2010). 'Woke' can be about matters other than social justice. This brief essay is a appraisal of David Kilcullen's The Accidental Guerrilla, Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One [TAG].[1]

Martha Rosenberg (2020-02-21). A Trump Sentence Commutation Attorneys Generals Liked. counterpunch.org The year was 2008. Hundreds of ICE officers swooped down on Agriprocessors, the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse located in Postville, Iowa, in the largest single-site raid to date in U.S. history. Half of the 800 person workforce was arrested. In addition to kosher brands, Agriprocessors meat was sold as Iowa Best Beef Brand in Albertson's, Kroger, Shop

yenisafak (2020-02-21). Turkish police arrest 14 YPG/PKK suspects in Ankara. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces arrested 14 people in the capital Ankara on Friday for their suspected links to the YPG/PKK terror group, police said.Anti-terror squads carried out an operation to nab 15 foreign nationals, the Ankara police said on Twitter.With 14 suspects arrested, police hunt for the other suspect at large is underway.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK

The Canary (2020-02-20). Mike Bloomberg attacked on all fronts during Democratic debate. thecanary.co New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg was savaged by his Democratic rivals on his first debate on the presidential campaign trail.Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who was once a Republican, was forced to defend his record and past comments related to race, gender and his personal wealth in a rocky debate stage debut in Las Vegas.Bernie Sanders lashed out at Bloomberg's policing policies as New York City mayor that he said targeted "African-American and Latinos in an outrageous way".Elizabeth Warren made repeated attacks on Bloomberg. She raised issues such as his vast wealth, his offensive remarks about policin…

Stephen Lendman (2020-02-20). Motion to US District Court to Release Chelsea Manning from Punitive Incarceration. globalresearch.ca Like Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning is a victim of police state injustice. | She's been imprisoned since last spring and fined $1,000 daily for invoking her constitutional right to remain silent — refusing to give grand jury testimony against Assange that …

Fight Back (2020-02-20). San Jose Day of Remembrance marks 40th anniversary with large turnout. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On February 16, the San Jose Day of Remembrance held its 40th annual event with the second-highest attendance ever – more than 550 people. The event started in 1981 as part of the nationwide movement of Japanese Americans demanded redress (an official apology) and reparations (monetary compensation) for their incarceration during World War II. | The San Jose Day of Remembrance is held on the Sunday of Presidents Day weekend, which is near the date of February 19, 1942 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which laid the legal basis for the incarceration of more than 120,…

RT (2020-02-19). A year in jail & quarter million fine since, lawyers seek freedom for Chelsea Manning refusing to testify against WikiLeaks. rt.com Chelsea Manning's attorney has filed a new motion requesting her release from jail, where she has been for nearly a year for continuously refusing to testify before a grand jury against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. | Manning's incarceration has "exceeded its lawful scope" by moving from being a coercive tactic to a criminal punishment, her lawyer Moira Meltzer-Cohen said in a Manning was jailed in March of 2019 for refusing to testify before a gran…

The Canary (2020-02-19). Prime Minister facing questions over how controversial No 10 aide was hired. thecanary.co Labour has written to the prime minister asking him if he agreed with a former aide's controversial views on black people and about forcing contraception on the working classes.Party chiefs have also called for answers on how Andrew Sabisky, who resigned this week after his "offensive" past writings were discovered online, came to be hired to work in Downing Street.Sabisky, who once suggested enforcing the uptake of contraception to stop unplanned pregnancies from creating a "permanent underclass", announced he was standing down on Monday evening.He said he did not want to be a distraction to the government after…

ACLU (2020-02-18). Our Vision to Transform What it Means to Be a Prosecutor. aclu.org It's a long-established fact that the United States is the largest incarcerator in the world. Over two million people are behind bars, roughly a quarter of whom are simply awaiting trial. Millions more are under some form of state supervision, such as parole or probation. | Many players have a hand in our mass incarceration crisis, but there's one actor with almost

Fight Back (2020-02-15). MN: County Attorney Mike Freeman's house picketed after cops who killed Brian Quiñones escape charges. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – In response to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's decision to not press charges against the Richfield and Edina police officers who killed Brian Quiñones, the groups Justice for Brian Quiñones, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J), the Racial Justice Network and others gathered for a spirited picket of Mike Freeman's residence the evening of February 11. | About 50 people chanted, sang and played clips of Brian's music for about an hour. The most popular chant was "Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail. The whole damn system is guilty as hell!" Family and friends o…

Staff (2020-02-13). Did Amy Klobuchar Send an Innocent Teenager to Life in Prison? Questions Mount over Her Record as DA. democracynow.org After a surprising third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is attempting to gain ground in the national polls. But Klobuchar is also facing mounting scrutiny over her record as a district attorney in Minnesota. The Minneapolis NAACP, Black Lives Matter Twin Cities and other racial justice groups recently called on Klobuchar to suspend her presidential campaign following a shocking investigation by the Associated Press. The AP report centered on the case of Myon Burrell, an African-American teenager who was sentenced to life in prison over the 2002 murder of 11-year-old Tye…

Staff (2020-02-13). The Wet'suwet'en Fight Against New Pipeline Spreads Across Canada with Blockades & Occupations. democracynow.org A major anti-pipeline struggle continues in Canada, where protests have broken out across the country in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders whose sovereign land in northern British Columbia was raided last week and over the weekend by Canadian police. Dozens were arrested in the days-long raid of unceded indigenous territories, where hereditary chiefs have been in a protracted battle to protect their land from the construction of TransCanada's 400-mile, $4.7 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline. The raids took place about 700 miles north of Vancouver and sparked outrage across the country. In Ontario, a Moha…

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.

2020-02-21: Social Media Postees

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A Paradoxical Colonel: He Doesn't Know What He is Talking About, Because He Knows What He is Talking About
Stephen Reyna | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-21
'Woke … a political term of African-American origin refers to a perceived awareness of issues concerning social justice and racial justice' (Wikipedia 2010). 'Woke' can be about matters other than social justice. This brief essay is a appraisal of David Kilcullen's The Accidental Guerrilla, Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One [TAG].[1]…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/21/a-paradoxical-colonel-he-doesnt-know-what-he-is-talking-about-because-he-knows-what-he-is-talking-about/

Turkish police arrest 14 YPG/PKK suspects in Ankara
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-21
Turkish security forces arrested 14 people in the capital Ankara on Friday for their suspected links to the YPG/PKK terror group, police said.Anti-terror squads carried out an operation to nab 15 foreign nationals, the Ankara police said on Twitter.With 14 suspects arrested, police hunt for the other suspect at large is underway.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK

A Trump Sentence Commutation Attorneys Generals Liked
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-21
The year was 2008. Hundreds of ICE officers swooped down on Agriprocessors, the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse located in Postville, Iowa, in the largest single-site raid to date in U.S. history. Half of the 800 person workforce was arrested. In addition to kosher brands, Agriprocessors meat was sold as Iowa Best Beef Brand in Albertson's, Kroger, Shop…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/21/a-trump-sentence-commutation-attorneys-generals-liked/

Motion to US District Court to Release Chelsea Manning from Punitive Incarceration
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-20
Like Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning is a victim of police state injustice. | She's been imprisoned since last spring and fined $1,000 daily for invoking her constitutional right to remain silent

San Jose Day of Remembrance marks 40th anniversary with large turnout
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-20
San José, CA – On February 16, the San Jose Day of Remembrance held its 40th annual event with the second-highest attendance ever – more than 550 people. The event started in 1981 as part of the nationwide movement of Japanese Americans demanded redress (an official apology) and reparations (monetary compensation) for their incarceration during World War II. | The San Jose Day of Remembrance is held on the Sunday of Presidents Day weekend, which is near the date of February 19, 1942 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which laid the legal basis for the incarceration of more than 120,…
fightbacknews.org/2020/2/20/san-jose-day-remembrance-marks-40th-anniversary-large-turnout

Mike Bloomberg attacked on all fronts during Democratic debate
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-20
New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg was savaged by his Democratic rivals on his first debate on the presidential campaign trail.Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who was once a Republican, was forced to defend his record and past comments related to race, gender and his personal wealth in a rocky debate stage debut in Las Vegas.Bernie Sanders lashed out at Bloomberg's policing policies as New York City mayor that he said targeted "African-American and Latinos in an outrageous way".Elizabeth Warren made repeated attacks on Bloomberg. She raised issues such as his vast wealth, his offensive remarks about policin…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/02/20/mike-bloomberg-attacked-on-all-fronts-during-democratic-debate/

A year in jail & quarter million fine since, lawyers seek freedom for Chelsea Manning refusing to testify against WikiLeaks
rt.com | 2020-02-19
Chelsea Manning's attorney has filed a new motion requesting her release from jail, where she has been for nearly a year for continuously refusing to testify before a grand jury against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. | Manning's incarceration has "exceeded its lawful scope" by moving from being a coercive tactic to a criminal punishment, her lawyer Moira Meltzer-Cohen said in a motion requesting her release filed on Friday. | Manning was jailed in March of 2019 for refusing to testify before a gran…
rt.com/usa/481233-chelsea-manning-wikileaks-grand-jury/

Prime Minister facing questions over how controversial No 10 aide was hired
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-19
Labour has written to the prime minister asking him if he agreed with a former aide's controversial views on black people and about forcing contraception on the working classes.Party chiefs have also called for answers on how Andrew Sabisky, who resigned this week after his "offensive" past writings were discovered online, came to be hired to work in Downing Street.Sabisky, who once suggested enforcing the uptake of contraception to stop unplanned pregnancies from creating a "permanent underclass", announced he was standing down on Monday evening.He said he did not want to be a distraction to the government after…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/02/19/prime-minister-facing-questions-over-how-controversial-no-10-aide-was-hired/

Our Vision to Transform What it Means to Be a Prosecutor
aclu.org | 2020-02-18
It's a long-established fact that the United States is the largest incarcerator in the world. Over two million people are behind bars, roughly a quarter of whom are simply awaiting trial. Millions more are under some form of state supervision, such as parole or probation. | Many players have a hand in our mass incarceration crisis, but there's one actor with almost unlimited power to determine who ends up locked up and who goes free

MN: County Attorney Mike Freeman's house picketed after cops who killed Brian Quiñones escape charges
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-15
Minneapolis, MN – In response to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's decision to not press charges against the Richfield and Edina police officers who killed Brian Quiñones, the groups Justice for Brian Quiñones, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J), the Racial Justice Network and others gathered for a spirited picket of Mike Freeman's residence the evening of February 11. | About 50 people chanted, sang and played clips of Brian's music for about an hour. The most popular chant was "Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail. The whole damn system is guilty as hell!" Family and friends o…
fightbacknews.org/2020/2/15/mn-county-attorney-mike-freeman-s-house-picketed-after-cops-who-killed-brian-qui-ones-esca

Did Amy Klobuchar Send an Innocent Teenager to Life in Prison? Questions Mount over Her Record as DA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-13
After a surprising third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is attempting to gain ground in the national polls. But Klobuchar is also facing mounting scrutiny over her record as a district attorney in Minnesota. The Minneapolis NAACP, Black Lives Matter Twin Cities and other racial justice groups recently called on Klobuchar to suspend her presidential campaign following a shocking investigation by the Associated Press. The AP report centered on the case of Myon Burrell, an African-American teenager who was sentenced to life in prison over the 2002 murder of 11-year-old Tye…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/13/amy_klobu…

The Wet'suwet'en Fight Against New Pipeline Spreads Across Canada with Blockades & Occupations
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-13
A major anti-pipeline struggle continues in Canada, where protests have broken out across the country in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders whose sovereign land in northern British Columbia was raided last week and over the weekend by Canadian police. Dozens were arrested in the days-long raid of unceded indigenous territories, where hereditary chiefs have been in a protracted battle to protect their land from the construction of TransCanada's 400-mile, $4.7 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline. The raids took place about 700 miles north of Vancouver and sparked outrage across the country. In Ontario, a Moha…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/13/wet_suwet…

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