Daily Archives: March 9, 2020

2020-03-09: News Headlines

RT (2020-03-09). Watch bare-breasted protesters being CHASED by Paris police after denouncing 'PATRIARCHAL PANDEMIC'. rt.com Women's rights campaigners armed with rubber gloves, purple smoke and exposed breasts went out to symbolically cleanse Paris' streets of the 'patriarchy virus', but local cops shooed them away. | The performance, by the activist group Femen, was timed to coincide with International Women's Day on Sunday. Some 40 protesters wearing plastic coveralls, rubber gloves and protective glasses — but nothing on their chests bar slogans, as is their shtick — invaded Paris' Place de la Concorde. | Warning: Explicit images | Chanting feminist slogans, they fired purple smoke sticks and doused the ground using…

Conrad Schuhler and Judith Duesberg (2020-03-09). Super Tuesday and Standing up to Racists. indybay.org Sanders said you can't beat Trump with yesterday's recipes and figures. That would be Biden's strategy to evoke the nostalgia of the Obama years. It would work for a lot of black people and some of the "urban" upper class. In fact, however, these forces, then personified in Hillary Clinton, have already lost at the first showdown with Trump.

Paul Street (2020-03-09). Joe Biden is Demented Racist Shark Food. counterpunch.org Biden helped author and worked to pass the racist federal mass incarceration Three Strikes crime bill of 1994. He has boasted of his ability to work with segregationists as a U.S. senator in the 1970s, when he opposed federal desegregation busing orders and worried about sending his children to desegregated schools. He boasts about his ability to work with racist Republicans today. He offered creepy racialized praise for presidential candidate Barack Obama by calling him "articulate" and "clean."

Leonard Pitts Jr. (2020-03-08). They Really, Really Don't Want Black People to Vote, Do They? commondreams.org Voters wait in line to cast their ballots during the Democratic presidential primary in Houston, Texas on Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Photo: Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2020-03-08). Saudi Arabia MBS Aims at the Throne Before Nov. G20 Summit. telesurenglish.net After Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) arrested Friday his uncle, the brother of King Salman, Prince Ahmed bin Abdelaziz, as well as two other prominent members of the House of Saud, sources told the Middle East Eye he plans to become king before the G20 summit in Riyadh in November. | RELATED: | The sources said that MBS will not wait for the death of his father since the latter's presence grants him leg…

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…

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…

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.

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 (2020-03-03). 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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Super Tuesday and Standing up to Racists
Conrad Schuhler and Judith Duesberg | indybay.org | 2020-03-09
Sanders said you can't beat Trump with yesterday's recipes and figures. That would be Biden's strategy to evoke the nostalgia of the Obama years. It would work for a lot of black people and some of the "urban" upper class. In fact, however, these forces, then personified in Hillary Clinton, have already lost at the first showdown with Trump.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/09/18831390.php

Joe Biden is Demented Racist Shark Food
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-09
Biden helped author and worked to pass the racist federal mass incarceration Three Strikes crime bill of 1994. He has boasted of his ability to work with segregationists as a U.S. senator in the 1970s, when he opposed federal desegregation busing orders and worried about sending his children to desegregated schools. He boasts about his ability to work with racist Republicans today. He offered creepy racialized praise for presidential candidate Barack Obama by calling him "articulate" and "clean."
counterpunch.org/2020/03/09/joe-biden-is-demented-racist-shark-food/

Joe Biden is Demented Racist Shark Food
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-09
Biden helped author and worked to pass the racist federal mass incarceration Three Strikes crime bill of 1994. He has boasted of his ability to work with segregationists as a U.S. senator in the 1970s, when he opposed federal desegregation busing orders and worried about sending his children to desegregated schools. He boasts about his ability to work with racist Republicans today. He offered creepy racialized praise for presidential candidate Barack Obama by calling him "articulate" and "clean."
counterpunch.org/2020/03/09/joe-biden-is-demented-racist-shark-food/

Watch bare-breasted protesters being CHASED by Paris police after denouncing 'PATRIARCHAL PANDEMIC'
rt.com | 2020-03-09
Women's rights campaigners armed with rubber gloves, purple smoke and exposed breasts went out to symbolically cleanse Paris' streets of the 'patriarchy virus', but local cops shooed them away. | The performance, by the activist group Femen, was timed to coincide with International Women's Day on Sunday. Some 40 protesters wearing plastic coveralls, rubber gloves and protective glasses

They Really, Really Don't Want Black People to Vote, Do They?
Leonard Pitts Jr. | commondreams.org | 2020-03-08
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots during the Democratic presidential primary in Houston, Texas on Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Photo: Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/03/08/they-really-really-dont-want-black-people-vote-do-they?cd-origin=rss

Saudi Arabia MBS Aims at the Throne Before Nov. G20 Summit
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-08
After Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) arrested Friday his uncle, the brother of King Salman, Prince Ahmed bin Abdelaziz, as well as two other prominent members of the House of Saud, sources told the Middle East Eye he plans to become king before the G20 summit in Riyadh in November. | RELATED: | 2 Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying for Saudi Arabia | The sources said that MBS will not wait for the death of his father since the latter's presence grants him leg…
telesurenglish.net/news/Saudi-Arabia-MBS-Aims-at-the-Throne-Before-Nov.-G20-Summit–20200308-0008.html

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/

'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/

'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…