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2019-07-17: News Headlines

Andy Higginbottom (2019-07-17). Global Britain's real climate changers: big oil must be taken down. mronline.org There is no global social unity in the face of climate disaster. We risk a 'climate apartheid' scenario where the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger, and conflict while the rest of the world is left to suffer. | Source

Workers World New York bureau (2019-07-17). 'We're doing this for Sandra Bland'. workers.org People's Power Assemblies NYC organized its fifth annual rally and march in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 13 to demand justice for Sandra Bland. The 28-year-old African-American woman was found hanging in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell on the same date in 2015. Bland had been abused and then . . . | Continue reading 'We're doing this for Sandra Bland' at Workers.org

Gary Leupp (2019-07-17). Epstein, Jane Doe, and Trump. counterpunch.org MSNBC calls it the "Epstein Firestorm." Billionaire philanthropist and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested again July 6 on sex trafficking charges dating back to the early 2000s. Post-Cosby, post-Weinstein, #MeToo movement era America learned (suddenly, for some reason) that the Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta while a U.S. attorney in Miami in 2008 More

teleSUR (2019-07-16). South African Singer, Anti-Apartheid Activist Johnny Clegg Dies. telesurenglish.net South African singer Johnny Clegg, one of the very few white artists who confronted the apartheid regime in the 1970s and 1980s has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 66, his manager informedTuesday. | RELATED: | Anarchist Activist Killed for Fighting US 'Concentration Camps' | "Clegg has made an indelible mark on the music industry and the hearts of the people," said the South African government in a tribute paid to the singer on Twitter, adding that his music had the power to unite…

teleSUR (2019-07-16). No Charges for New York Policeman Who Killed Eric Garner. telesurenglish.net The New York police officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold during an attempted arrest in 2014, fueling the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, will not face federal criminal charges, the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn said Tuesday. | RELATED: | Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Had 'Chronic History of Complaints' | Garner's death on a sidewalk during an arrest for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, and his gasped final words "I can't breathe" caught on bystander vi…

RT (2019-07-16). NYPD cop who used chokehold on Eric Garner 'won't be charged' as case times out. rt.com The NYPD officer who put an unarmed African-American man Eric Garner in a chokehold, contributing to his death, won't be charged with any crime, an AP report said. Garner's case galvanized the Black Lives Matter protest movement.

Ceren Sagir (2019-07-16). Italian fascists found with weapons stockpile and Nazi material. peoplesworld.org Far-right activists were arrested Monday after "combat ready" war weapons were seized during a counter-terrorism operation in Italy. Along with Nazi material, a Qatari air-to-air missile, nine assault rifles, one machine gun, and seven pistols were among the firearms seized in the operation in Turin after a one-year investigation. Two Italians aged 50 and 51 …

teleSUR (2019-07-16). Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo Arrested in US. telesurenglish.net Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States under an extradition order on Tuesday, the South American country's public prosecutor's office said in a post on its official Twitter account. | RELATED: | Odebrecht Admits Paying Peru ex-President Toledo $32M in Bribes | Toledo, who governed from 2001 to 2006, is a fugitive from Peruvian justice for allegedly receiving $20 million from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in exchange for aid t…

teleSUR (2019-07-16). Israel Wants to Stop Intersectional Solidarity With Palestine. telesurenglish.net Pro-Israel lobbies are founding ways to break up intersectional solidarity with Palestine and identifying progressive Jews who are critical of Israel, a new report by Israeli research organization the Reut Group has revealed. | RELATED: | Israel's Apartheid Wall Stands 15 Years After UN Deemed it Illegal | Israel and its advocates view solidarity between Palestine and other oppressed groups as t…

teleSUR (2019-07-16). Police Injure 14 in Protests Against Puerto Rico Governor Rossello. telesurenglish.net In an unsuccessful attempt to discourage demonstrations in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, the police Monday harshly cracked down on protesters who are demanding the resignation of the Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello, leaving at least 14 injured and 3 arrested. | RELATED: | Protests in Major US Cities Call For Puerto Rico's Governor to Resign

Venezuela Analysis (2019-07-16). Guaido's Bodyguards Arrested as Venezuela Talks Resume in Barbados. theantimedia.com (VZA) — Three men linked to self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaido were arrested on Friday while allegedly selling weapons stolen during the failed April 30 putsch. According to Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez, Guaido's personal bodyguards Erick Sanchez and Jason Parisi, as well as Sanchez's cousin Eduardo Garcia, were detained while reportedly trying to sell five AK-103 rifles …

Paul Dobson (2019-07-15). Venezuela: Guaido Bodyguards Arrested as Barbados Talks Resume. venezuelanalysis.com The self-declared "Interim President" claimed his men were victims of a "set up."

Fight Back (2019-07-14). Milwaukee: 'Drop the Charges' rally for student who took placard from Nazi. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Activists rallied outside the Milwaukee County courthouse on the afternoon of July 11 to stand in solidarity with a student who was arrested and charged for taking a vulgar, racist sign away from a Nazi. | Grae Hosmanek is a freshman student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In May, she and others witnessed a racist student protesting a Jewish event on campus and gathered around to deter him from spreading hate speech and threats. The lone fascist, who called himself "Chris," was holding a sign that read "(((GAS)))" a reference to the Nazi holocaust, and another sign bearing a Nazi swastik…

Staff (2019-07-12). Headlines for July 12, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Backs Down on Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census, Immigrant Communities Brace for Weekend ICE Raids, Immigration Activists Disrupt Amazon Web Services Conference over ICE Ties, Salvadoran Journalist Manuel Duran Released from ICE Jail After 15 Months, New Orleans Braces for More Flooding as Tropical Storm Barry Looms, Britain Accuses Iran of Blocking Tanker's Passage Through Strait of Hormuz, Trump Threatens New Trade War as France Approves 3% Tax on Tech Giants, Jeffrey Epstein Asks for Release on Bail Ahead of Sex Trafficking Trial, R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Sex Crimes Charges, Gen. John Hyten,…

Betsey Piette (2019-07-11). Cops' racism exposes driving while Latinx in Pennsylvania. workers.org On May 10, 2018, Rebecca Castro's car was stopped by a Pennsylvania State trooper who first inquired about her immigration status instead of asking for her license and registration. Castro is a U.S. citizen. The trooper then asked about the status of her two passengers; one was her fiancé Carlos . . . | Continue reading Cops' racism exposes driving while Latinx in Pennsylvania at Workers.org

Staff (2019-07-11). Headlines for July 11, 2019. democracynow.org Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Refuses to Step Down over Plea Deal for Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein, Jennifer Araoz, Alleged Survivor of Jeffrey Epstein, Says She Was Raped at Age 15, Guatemalan Mother Tells Lawmakers About Her Daughter's Death After ICE Detention, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Dismantle Department of Homeland Security, Trump Administration Warns It Will Begin Mass Arrests of Immigrants on Sunday, ICE Opens Three New Immigration Jails, Flouting Congressional Limits on Jailing Migrants, Six Arrested at Sit-in Protest of Joe Biden's Record on Deportations, Rep. Ilhan Omar Urges Boycott of Fox…

Staff (2019-07-10). Headlines for July 10, 2019. democracynow.org Children Recount Mistreatment, Sexual Abuse at Yuma, AZ Migrant Jail, Scabies, Shingles & Chickenpox Spreading Among Children at Clint, TX Migrant Jail, Jewish Activists Arrested After Protesting Migrant Detention on Capitol Hill, Judge Rejects DOJ Move to Replace Legal Team Charged with Census Citizenship Battle, Court Says Trump Cannot Block Critics on Twitter, U.K. Ambassador Resigns After Leaked Cables Scandal, Afghan Peace Talks Close as Deadly Attacks Continue, Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act, Megan Rapinoe to Trump: "Your Message Is Excluding People", Calls Grow fo…

Miko Peled (2019-07-09). "Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad. mintpressnews.com Israel new course to prepare high school students traveling overseas to be good "ambassadors" includes training on how to combat BDS, claims of apartheid and more.

Staff (2019-07-08). Charges Dropped Against Pregnant Shooting Victim Amid Outcry over the Criminalization of Pregnancy. democracynow.org Following immense public pressure, prosecutors in Alabama have dropped manslaughter changers against Marshae Jones, a 28-year-old African-American woman whose pregnancy ended after she was shot in the stomach by a coworker. Local police accused Jones of starting the fight that led to the shooting in the parking lot of a Dollar General store outside of Birmingham. A grand jury then indicted Jones on manslaughter but dismissed any charges against the shooter. The case drew national outcry from women's rights advocates concerned about the criminalization of pregnant women and the legal implications of so-called feta…

Staff (2019-07-08). Jeffrey Epstein, a Billionaire Friend of Presidents Trump & Clinton, Arrested for Sex Trafficking. democracynow.org Billionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, who has been accused of sexually assaulting underage girls for more than a decade, will appear in federal court today in Manhattan on sex trafficking charges. He was arrested on Saturday for allegedly running a sex trafficking operation by luring underage girls as young as 14 years old to his mansion in Manhattan. Epstein was previously accused of molesting and trafficking dozens of underage girls in Florida, but he ended up serving just 13 months in county jail after the U.S. prosecutor in Florida, Alexander Acosta, cut what's been described as "one of the most len…

ziyaad (2019-07-05). Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP. bdsmovement.net Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP: UpdateFrom July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel's apartheid, occupation and colonisation. | Boycott HPJuly 5, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Rachel Janik (2019-06-28). Florida Man Arrested for Racist Threats Once Attacked an African American Police Officer. splcenter.org A long string of felony charges and a tip-off from the Department of Homeland Security led to the arrest of a Florida man for racist and antisemitic threats posted to Gab and Bitchute.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-06-27). White Nationalist Shieldwall Network Member Arrested in Alleged Anti-LGBTQ Attack Invokes Domestic Terror Ideology on Facebook. splcenter.org Three members of the Shieldwall Network (SWN), an Arkansas-based white nationalist group founded by longtime movement leader Billy Roper, were arrested last week in connection with second-degree battery.

SAMIR (2019-06-20). Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show. bdsmovement.net Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show: UpdateFans attending European tour dates join Palestinian and Brazilian arts organizations in urging star to cancel apartheid Tel Aviv show | Cultural BoycottJune 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

2019-07-17: Social Media Postees

'We're doing this for Sandra Bland'
Workers World New York bureau | workers.org | 2019-07-17
People's Power Assemblies NYC organized its fifth annual rally and march in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 13 to demand justice for Sandra Bland. The 28-year-old African-American woman was found hanging in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell on the same date in 2015. Bland had been abused and then . . . | Continue reading 'We're doing this for Sandra Bland' at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/07/17/were-doing-this-for-sandra-bland/

Global Britain's real climate changers: big oil must be taken down
Andy Higginbottom | mronline.org | 2019-07-17
There is no global social unity in the face of climate disaster. We risk a 'climate apartheid' scenario where the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger, and conflict while the rest of the world is left to suffer. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/17/global-britains-real-climate-changers-big-oil-must-be-taken-down/

Epstein, Jane Doe, and Trump
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-17
MSNBC calls it the "Epstein Firestorm." Billionaire philanthropist and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested again July 6 on sex trafficking charges dating back to the early 2000s. Post-Cosby, post-Weinstein, #MeToo movement era America learned (suddenly, for some reason) that the Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta while a U.S. attorney in Miami in 2008…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/17/epstein-jane-doe-and-trump/

South African Singer, Anti-Apartheid Activist Johnny Clegg Dies
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-16
South African singer Johnny Clegg, one of the very few white artists who confronted the apartheid regime in the 1970s and 1980s has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 66, his manager informedTuesday. | RELATED: | Anarchist Activist Killed for Fighting US 'Concentration Camps' | "Clegg has made an indelible mark on the music industry and the hearts of the people," said the South African government in a tribute paid to the singer on Twitter, adding that his music had the power to unite…
telesurenglish.net/news/South-African-Anti-Apartheid-Activist-Johnny-Clegg-Dies-20190716-0027.html

No Charges for New York Policeman Who Killed Eric Garner
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-16
The New York police officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold during an attempted arrest in 2014, fueling the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, will not face federal criminal charges, the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn said Tuesday. | RELATED: | Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Had 'Chronic History of Complaints' | Garner's death on a sidewalk during an arrest for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, and his gasped final words "I can't breathe" caught on bystander vi…
telesurenglish.net/news/I-Cant-Breathe-No-Charges-for-New-York-Policeman-Who-Killed-Eric-Garner-20190716-0009.html

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo Arrested in US
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-16
Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States under an extradition order on Tuesday, the South American country's public prosecutor's office said in a post on its official Twitter account. | RELATED: | Odebrecht Admits Paying Peru ex-President Toledo $32M in Bribes | Toledo, who governed from 2001 to 2006, is a fugitive from Peruvian justice for allegedly receiving $20 million from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in exchange for aid t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Former-Peruvian-President-Alejandro-Toledo-Arrested-in-US-20190716-0015.html

Israel Wants to Stop Intersectional Solidarity With Palestine
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-16
Pro-Israel lobbies are founding ways to break up intersectional solidarity with Palestine and identifying progressive Jews who are critical of Israel, a new report by Israeli research organization the Reut Group has revealed. | RELATED: | Israel's Apartheid Wall Stands 15 Years After UN Deemed it Illegal | Israel and its advocates view solidarity between Palestine and other oppressed groups as t…
telesurenglish.net/news/israel-palestine-intersectional-solidarity-bds-black-lives-matter-20190716-0012.html

NYPD cop who used chokehold on Eric Garner 'won't be charged' as case times out
rt.com | 2019-07-16
The NYPD officer who put an unarmed African-American man Eric Garner in a chokehold, contributing to his death, won't be charged with any crime, an AP report said. Garner's case galvanized the Black Lives Matter protest movement. | …
rt.com/usa/464323-eric-garner-death-no-charges/

Italian fascists found with weapons stockpile and Nazi material
Ceren Sagir | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-16
Far-right activists were arrested Monday after "combat ready" war weapons were seized during a counter-terrorism operation in Italy. Along with Nazi material, a Qatari air-to-air missile, nine assault rifles, one machine gun, and seven pistols were among the firearms seized in the operation in Turin after a one-year investigation. Two Italians aged 50 and 51 …
peoplesworld.org/article/italian-fascists-found-with-weapons-stockpile-and-nazi-material/

Guaido's Bodyguards Arrested as Venezuela Talks Resume in Barbados
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-16
(VZA) — Three men linked to self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaido were arrested on Friday while allegedly selling weapons stolen during the failed April 30 putsch. According to Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez, Guaido's personal bodyguards Erick Sanchez and Jason Parisi, as well as Sanchez's cousin Eduardo Garcia, were detained while reportedly trying to sell five AK-103 rifles …

Guaido's Bodyguards Arrested as Venezuela Talks Resume in Barbados

Police Injure 14 in Protests Against Puerto Rico Governor Rossello
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-16
In an unsuccessful attempt to discourage demonstrations in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, the police Monday harshly cracked down on protesters who are demanding the resignation of the Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello, leaving at least 14 injured and 3 arrested. | RELATED: | Protests in Major US Cities Call For Puerto Rico's Governor to Resign…
telesurenglish.net/news/Police-Injure-14-in-Protests-Demanding-Resignation-of-Puerto-Rico-Governor-Rossello-20190716-0005.html

Venezuela: Guaido Bodyguards Arrested as Barbados Talks Resume
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The self-declared "Interim President" claimed his men were victims of a "set up."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14587

Milwaukee: 'Drop the Charges' rally for student who took placard from Nazi
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-14
Milwaukee, WI – Activists rallied outside the Milwaukee County courthouse on the afternoon of July 11 to stand in solidarity with a student who was arrested and charged for taking a vulgar, racist sign away from a Nazi. | Grae Hosmanek is a freshman student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In May, she and others witnessed a racist student protesting a Jewish event on campus and gathered around to deter him from spreading hate speech and threats. The lone fascist, who called himself "Chris," was holding a sign that read "(((GAS)))" a reference to the Nazi holocaust, and another sign bearing a Nazi swastik…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/7/14/milwauke…

Community members say, "Justice for Jonathon Coronel" in Vista
Kalena van den Bergh | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-12
On July 6, over 90 community members gathered to stand up against police brutality and commemorate the life of Jonathon Coronel.
liberationnews.org/community-members-say-justice-for-jonathon-coronel-in-vista/

Cops' racism exposes driving while Latinx in Pennsylvania
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2019-07-11
On May 10, 2018, Rebecca Castro's car was stopped by a Pennsylvania State trooper who first inquired about her immigration status instead of asking for her license and registration. Castro is a U.S. citizen. The trooper then asked about the status of her two passengers; one was her fiancé Carlos . . . | Continue reading Cops' racism exposes driving while Latinx in Pennsylvania at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/07/11/cops-racism-exposes-driving-while-latinx-in-pennsylvania/

"Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
Israel new course to prepare high school students traveling overseas to be good "ambassadors" includes training on how to combat BDS, claims of apartheid and…
mintpressnews.com/israel-mandatory-course-students-abroad/260240/

Charges Dropped Against Pregnant Shooting Victim Amid Outcry over the Criminalization of Pregnancy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-08
Following immense public pressure, prosecutors in Alabama have dropped manslaughter changers against Marshae Jones, a 28-year-old African-American woman whose pregnancy ended after she was shot in the stomach by a coworker. Local police accused Jones of starting the fight that led to the shooting in the parking lot of a Dollar General store outside of Birmingham. A grand jury then indicted Jones on manslaughter but dismissed any charges against the shooter. The case drew national outcry from women's rights advocates concerned about the criminalization of pregnant women and the legal implications of so-called feta…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/8/seg_3

Jeffrey Epstein, a Billionaire Friend of Presidents Trump & Clinton, Arrested for Sex Trafficking
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-08
Billionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, who has been accused of sexually assaulting underage girls for more than a decade, will appear in federal court today in Manhattan on sex trafficking charges. He was arrested on Saturday for allegedly running a sex trafficking operation by luring underage girls as young as 14 years old to his mansion in Manhattan. Epstein was previously accused of molesting and trafficking dozens of underage girls in Florida, but he ended up serving just 13 months in county jail after the U.S. prosecutor in Florida, Alexander Acosta, cut what's been described as "one of the most len…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/8/jeffrey_ep…

Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP
ziyaad | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-05
Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP: UpdateFrom July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel's apartheid, occupation and colonisation. | Boycott HPJuly 5, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/join-global-bds-week-action-against-hp

Florida Man Arrested for Racist Threats Once Attacked an African American Police Officer
Rachel Janik | splcenter.org | 2019-06-28
A long string of felony charges and a tip-off from the Department of Homeland Security led to the arrest of a Florida man for racist and antisemitic threats posted to Gab and Bitchute.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/06/28/florida-man-arrested-racist-threats-once-attacked-african-american-police-officer

White Nationalist Shieldwall Network Member Arrested in Alleged Anti-LGBTQ Attack Invokes Domestic Terror Ideology on Facebook
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-06-27
Three members of the Shieldwall Network (SWN), an Arkansas-based white nationalist group founded by longtime movement leader Billy Roper, were arrested last week in connection with second-degree battery.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/06/27/white-nationalist-shieldwall-network-member-arrested-alleged-anti-lgbtq-attack-invokes

Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-20
Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show: UpdateFans attending European tour dates join Palestinian and Brazilian arts organizations in urging star to cancel apartheid Tel Aviv show | Cultural BoycottJune 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
bdsmovement.net/news/milton-fans