Daily Archives: February 23, 2020

2020-02-23: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-02-23). Three religious manuscripts seized in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces seized three religious manuscripts in the southern Adana province on Sunday, according to security sources.Turkish police conducted an operation in the Seyhan district of the province as part of operations against historical artifact smuggling, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.During the search operation, the police team seized three leather-bound manuscripts with cross symbols and sun figures imprinted on.Three suspect were arrested during the operation.Adana has a history that goes back as far as the 7th millennium B.C.

yenisafak (2020-02-23). Over 30,000 drug pills seized in southern Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish police seized 32,600 illicit drug pills in the southern Hatay province on Sunday, security sources said.The local police team raided an address in Reyhanli district of the province as part of anti-drug operations, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to the restrictions on talking to the media.During the operations, two suspects were arrested.

Fight Back (2020-02-22). Minnesota Governor Walz flees protesters demanding action against killer cops. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – When Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appeared at the University of Minnesota to reflect on his first year of governing, he was confronted by angry community members demanding that he call for the prosecutions of killer cops across the state. Family members of police murder victims were joined by Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, UMN Students for a Democratic Society, SMASH students from Minneapolis South High School, and others. | Shortly after Walz and the event moderator were settled into two cozy armchairs on a stage at the front of a packed auditorium, one person rose from the middle of…

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]

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…

The Canary (2020-02-21). The Muslim prayer leader's response to his attacker is utterly beautiful. thecanary.co A Muslim prayer leader has said he forgives his attacker after returning to the mosque where he was stabbed.Raafat Maglad, who is in his 70s, told how he was left with a "very deep cut" to his neck after he was knifed from behind on Thursday afternoon.He was rushed to hospital but returned to the London Central Mosque in Regent's Park less than 24 hours later for Friday prayers. | A 29-year-old man is in custody after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he was tackled by worshippers.With his right arm in a sling and a bandage over his wound, Maglad told reporters: "I forgive him. I feel very so…

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

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,…

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

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.

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Three religious manuscripts seized in eastern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-23
Turkish security forces seized three religious manuscripts in the southern Adana province on Sunday, according to security sources.Turkish police conducted an operation in the Seyhan district of the province as part of operations against historical artifact smuggling, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.During the search operation, the police team seized three leather-bound manuscripts with cross symbols and sun figures imprinted on.Three suspect were arrested during the operation.Adana has a history that goes back as far as the 7th millennium B.C.
yenisafak.com/en/news/three-religious-manuscripts-seized-in-eastern-turkey-3512615

Over 30,000 drug pills seized in southern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-23
Turkish police seized 32,600 illicit drug pills in the southern Hatay province on Sunday, security sources said.The local police team raided an address in Reyhanli district of the province as part of anti-drug operations, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to the restrictions on talking to the media.During the operations, two suspects were arrested.
yenisafak.com/en/news/over-30000-drug-pills-seized-in-southern-turkey-3512619

Minnesota Governor Walz flees protesters demanding action against killer cops
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-22
Minneapolis, MN – When Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appeared at the University of Minnesota to reflect on his first year of governing, he was confronted by angry community members demanding that he call for the prosecutions of killer cops across the state. Family members of police murder victims were joined by Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, UMN Students for a Democratic Society, SMASH students from Minneapolis South High School, and others. | Shortly after Walz and the event moderator were settled into two cozy armchairs on a stage at the front of a packed auditorium, one person rose from the middle of…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/22/minnesot…

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/

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/

The Muslim prayer leader's response to his attacker is utterly beautiful
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-21
A Muslim prayer leader has said he forgives his attacker after returning to the mosque where he was stabbed.Raafat Maglad, who is in his 70s, told how he was left with a "very deep cut" to his neck after he was knifed from behind on Thursday afternoon.He was rushed to hospital but returned to the London Central Mosque in Regent's Park less than 24 hours later for Friday prayers. | A 29-year-old man is in custody after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he was tackled by worshippers.With his right arm in a sling and a bandage over his wound, Maglad told reporters: "I forgive him. I feel very so…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/02/21/the-muslim-prayer-leaders-response-to-his-attacker-is-utterly-beautiful/

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,…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/20/san-jose…

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

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