Daily Archives: March 8, 2020

2020-03-08: News Headlines

The Canary (2020-03-07). Refugee women face horrifying conditions as aid workers flee Lesbos. thecanary.co Aid workers in Lesbos have warned that refugee women are facing even harsher conditions this International Women's Day. An escalation in violence has forced many humanitarian workers to withdraw.Evacuations from Lesbos have drastically reduced access to food, sanitary products and medical help for desperate refugee women, aid workers told the PA news agency.Clashes erupted between refugees and Greek authorities earlier this week, after Turkey opened its borders for people trying to cross into Europe.: Confrontation between a refugee and a Greek policeman during clashes at the port of Mytilene (Panagiot…

RT (2020-03-07). Top Saudi royals 'arrested for plotting with Americans against King,' Western media say. What's happening in oil-rich kingdom? rt.com Saudi Arabia's crown prince has had his relatives arrested for plotting a coup against him and King Salman with the help of "foreign powers, including the Americans," Western media claim. RT asked Middle East analysts to weigh in. | Three senior members of the Saudi Royal family were arrested on Friday, several Western media outlets have reported, citing sources. The list of detainees includes prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, Mohammed bin Nayef, the king's nephew and former crown prince, and Nawaf bin Nayef, the younger half-brother of Prince Nayef, as reported by the Wall Street…

Chris Butters (2020-03-06). 'Something is Going On': A white worker wakes up to racist police violence. peoplesworld.org The author explains that this poem was part of the program at the New York CPUSA African-American History Celebration, Feb. 29. (Video of the event available here.) At the celebration, Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner) spoke eloquently about her long-time leadership of Mothers of the Movement, the organization of African-American mothers whose sons and …

Fight Back (2020-03-06). Boyle Heights to celebrate working-class women. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – The Boyle Heights group Centro Community Service Organization (Centro CSO) will host Día Internacional de la Mujer, International Women's Day, Saturday, March 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Benjamin Franklin Library. CSO aims to honor and represent local women who are working for LGBT rights, fighting for socialism, defending public education, resisting police terror and brutality, and ending deportations. | Speakers participating will include a student from Garfield High School; Rosario Bonilla from Centro CSO; Josefina Rizo, mother of 16-year-old Jose Mendez who was killed by LAPD; Vibiana Aparicio…

Fight Back (2020-03-04). Denver students celebrate Black History Month. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – Denver Students for a Democratic Society hosted local Denver activist Shareef Aleem for an event about radical Black history in the U.S., Feb. 25, as a part of Black History Month. At the event, Aleem discussed the history of radical Black activism, as well as how Black art and culture has been seized and stolen for generations. Aleem, an activist for over 20 years, has been involved in numerous groups, particularly in the peace movement and in the movement for police accountability. | "Anything Black people have in this country, somebody spilled their blood over," Aleem noted in his speech. Aleem th…

Staff (2020-03-04). After Biden's Super Tuesday Surge, Sanders Campaign Faces Questions About African-American Support. democracynow.org On Super Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden swept the South and Midwest, winning Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Texas, propelled by a huge majority of African-American votes in several states. We host a roundtable discussion on the results with Barbara Ransby, historian, author and activist; Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach; and Elie Mystal, the justice correspondent for The Nation.

Staff (2020-03-03). Great Debate: Sanders Surrogate Cornel West vs. Bloomberg Co-Chair Bobby Rush, Former Black Panther. democracynow.org Today people in 14 states and American Samoa go to the polls for Super Tuesday. About a third of the delegates needed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination are at stake. This comes after former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the race on Sunday and Monday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. As the race heats up, billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to stay in the race. This will be the first time he is on the ballot, and while he has not won a single race, he does lead his challengers in one key sense: he leads in ca…

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Refugee women face horrifying conditions as aid workers flee Lesbos
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-07
Aid workers in Lesbos have warned that refugee women are facing even harsher conditions this International Women's Day. An escalation in violence has forced many humanitarian workers to withdraw.Evacuations from Lesbos have drastically reduced access to food, sanitary products and medical help for desperate refugee women, aid workers told the PA news agency.Clashes erupted between refugees and Greek authorities earlier this week, after Turkey opened its borders for people trying to cross into Europe.: Confrontation between a refugee and a Greek policeman during clashes at the port of Mytilene (Panagiot…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2020/03/07/refugee-women-face-horrifying-conditions-as-aid-workers-flee-lesbos/

Top Saudi royals 'arrested for plotting with Americans against King,' Western media say. What's happening in oil-rich kingdom?
rt.com | 2020-03-07
Saudi Arabia's crown prince has had his relatives arrested for plotting a coup against him and King Salman with the help of "foreign powers, including the Americans," Western media claim. RT asked Middle East analysts to weigh in. | Three senior members of the Saudi Royal family were arrested on Friday, several Western media outlets have reported, citing sources. The list of detainees includes prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, Mohammed bin Nayef, the king's nephew and former crown prince, and Nawaf bin Nayef, the younger half-brother of Prince Nayef, as reported by the Wall Street…
rt.com/news/482569-saudi-royals-arrested-reports-theories/

'Something is Going On': A white worker wakes up to racist police violence
Chris Butters | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-06
The author explains that this poem was part of the program at the New York CPUSA African American History Celebration, Feb. 29. (Video of the event available here.) At the celebration, Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner) spoke eloquently about her long-time leadership of Mothers of the Movement, the organization of African-American mothers whose sons …
peoplesworld.org/article/something-is-going-on-a-white-worker-wakes-up-to-racist-police-violence/

'Something is Going On': A white worker wakes up to racist police violence
Chris Butters | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-06
The author explains that this poem was part of the program at the New York CPUSA African-American History Celebration, Feb. 29. (Video of the event available here.) At the celebration, Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner) spoke eloquently about her long-time leadership of Mothers of the Movement, the organization of African-American mothers whose sons and …
peoplesworld.org/article/something-is-going-on-a-white-worker-wakes-up-to-racist-police-violence/

Boyle Heights to celebrate working-class women
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-06
Los Angeles, CA – The Boyle Heights group Centro Community Service Organization (Centro CSO) will host Día Internacional de la Mujer, International Women's Day, Saturday, March 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Benjamin Franklin Library. CSO aims to honor and represent local women who are working for LGBT rights, fighting for socialism, defending public education, resisting police terror and brutality, and ending deportations. | Speakers participating will include a student from Garfield High School; Rosario Bonilla from Centro CSO; Josefina Rizo, mother of 16-year-old Jose Mendez who was killed by LAPD; Vibiana Aparicio…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/3/6/boyle-hei…

Denver students celebrate Black History Month
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-04
Denver, CO – Denver Students for a Democratic Society hosted local Denver activist Shareef Aleem for an event about radical Black history in the U.S., Feb. 25, as a part of Black History Month. At the event, Aleem discussed the history of radical Black activism, as well as how Black art and culture has been seized and stolen for generations. Aleem, an activist for over 20 years, has been involved in numerous groups, particularly in the peace movement and in the movement for police accountability. | "Anything Black people have in this country, somebody spilled their blood over," Aleem noted in his speech. Aleem th…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/3/3/denver-st…

After Biden's Super Tuesday Surge, Sanders Campaign Faces Questions About African-American Support
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-04
On Super Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden swept the South and Midwest, winning Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Texas, propelled by a huge majority of African-American votes in several states. We host a roundtable discussion on the results with Barbara Ransby, historian, author and activist; Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach; and Elie Mystal, the justice correspondent for The Nation.
www.democracynow.org/2020/3/4/super_tues…

Great Debate: Sanders Surrogate Cornel West vs. Bloomberg Co-Chair Bobby Rush, Former Black Panther
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-03
Today people in 14 states and American Samoa go to the polls for Super Tuesday. About a third of the delegates needed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination are at stake. This comes after former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the race on Sunday and Monday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. As the race heats up, billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to stay in the race. This will be the first time he is on the ballot, and while he has not won a single race, he does lead his challengers in one key sense: he leads in ca…
www.democracynow.org/2020/3/3/cornel_wes…