2023-01-27: News Headlines

Staff (2023-01-27). Memphis BLM Activist: Tyre Nichols' Killing Is Part of Police Brutality Crisis Facing Black Residents. democracynow.org Amid nationwide protests, prosecutors have charged five former Memphis police officers with murder in the death of Tyre Nichols, who died January 10 of kidney failure and cardiac arrest after a vicious beating three days earlier during a traffic stop. Memphis and other cities across the U.S. are expecting mass protests against police violence over the weekend, with body-camera footage of the deadly traffic stop set to be released Friday evening. We go to Memphis for an update from community organizer Amber Sherman, a member of the Memphis chapter of Black Lives Matter, who says police brutality is nothing new for…

Vijay Prashad (2023-01-27). It Was the Workers Who Brought Us Democracy, and It Will Be the Workers Who Establish a Deeper Democracy Yet. dissidentvoice.org Striking Frame Group workers meet for a report back on negotiations with management in Bolton Hall in 1973. Credit: David Hemson Collection, University of Cape Town Libraries Democracy has a dream-like character. It sweeps into the world, carried forward by an immense desire by humans to overcome the barriers of indignity and social suffering. When …

Staff (2023-01-27). Headlines for January 27, 2023. democracynow.org Five Fired Memphis Police Officers Arrested for Murder of Tyre Nichols, Georgia Gov. Declares State of Emergency, Calls Up National Guard Amid "Cop City" Protests, Haitian Police Blockade Port-au-Prince Streets After Gangs Kill 14 Officers, Israel Bombs Gaza Strip One Day After Israeli Forces Kill 9 in West Bank Raid, Democratic Lawmakers Slam Biden for Mass Expulsion of Migrants at U.S. Border, NYT: Bill Barr Pushed Trump-Russia Investigator to Use False Russian Intelligence Claims, Chevron to Buy Back $75 Billion in Own Stock After Posting Record Profits in 2022, Dutch Police Arrest Climate Activist…

Jessica Corbett (2023-01-27). Georgia's GOP Gov. Signs Order to Prep National Guard for Police Brutality Protests. commondreams.org

| Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday signed an | The order follows protests in Atlanta after 26-year-old forest defender Manuel "Tortuguita" Teran was |

Jelani Drew-Davi (2023-01-26). Trump's Return to Facebook Is About More Than Just Trump. commondreams.org

Start my morning with me in May 2020: I've just fed my dog. I'm brushing my teeth. I'm mentally making my to-do list and trying to decide if I should stay in sweatpants for the third day in a row. And suddenly none of my plans matter, because Trump just posted an insinuation that Black Lives Matter activists should be shot. Facebook declines to remove…

Staff (2023-01-26). NAACP Reacts to Charges Filed Against Memphis Police Officers in Killing of Tyre Nichols. commondreams.org Today, the Memphis Police Department announced that it had arrested and charged the five officers involved in the brutal death of Tyre Nichols with second-degree murder. The announcement came ahead of the anticipated release of the bodycam footage detailing the incident. NAACP President & CEO, Derrick Johnson released the following statement in reaction to this …

americanthinker (2023-01-26). African-American filmmaker accuses Hollywood of racism and sexism following Oscar snub. americanthinker.com Hollywood unleashes a monster upon itself.

Brett Wilkins (2023-01-26). Students Plan to Sue DeSantis for Rejecting AP African American Studies Course. truthout.org Three high school students represented by attorney Benjamin Crump are planning to sue Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for rejecting a new high school Advanced Placement African-American studies course, the prominent civil rights lawyer said Wednesday. As Common Dreams reported last week, DeSantis rejected the pilot course in AP African-American studies being tested by the College Board—the… |

Juan Cole (2023-01-26). McCarthy's Vendetta against Rep. Ilhan Omar Recalls Congress's Refusal to seat first African-American Elected to House in 1869. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is making an attempt to keep Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from taking her seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee. Omar is the only African Muslim woman in the House, and it is hard not to conclude that she is being targeted on racial and …

Abby Zimet (2023-01-26). Food Was Amazing and Staff Was Even Better! commondreams.org

Graciously offering up some black trauma porn with dinner, a Republican Women's Club in Kentucky just hosted a book promo at a local restaurant for Jon Mattingly, one of the Louisville police officers who helped murder Breonna Taylor in her bed, to tell "his side" of a story that they claim "has been twisted to fit into a false, woke storyline." They also broadcast the "snuff by cop" audio and video on public speakers so all the patrons could hear. So thoughtful. Up next: Postcards of the lynching.A black, 26-year-old emergency room technician in Louisville, Taylor was asleep in bed with her boyfriend Ke…

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2023-01-26: News Headlines

Fight Back (2023-01-25). Protest of Ohio cop hitting women in face. fightbacknews.org Butler Township, OH – On Saturday January 21, a few dozen people gathered in protest outside a local McDonald's, chanting "Black lives matter," "Women's lives matter," "No justice, no peace, no racist police" and "Boycott McDonald's." The event was hosted by Black Lives Matter-Dayton with the intention of bringing community awareness to an incident of police excessive use of force that had occurred earlier that week. | Latinka Hancock was struck in the face and head three times by Sergeant Todd Stanley while Officer Tim Zellers had a stun gun aimed at her. After receiving an incorrect order at the McDonald's in B…

WSWS (2023-01-25). Five officers involved in death of Tyre Nichols fired, body camera footage shows "nonstop beating" of a "human piñata" say attorneys. wsws.org Body camera footage of the incident has not been released publicly, but attorneys for Nichols' family say he was beaten by the officers like a "human piñata" for three minutes straight.

Bruce C.T. Wright (2023-01-25). Tyre Nichols Funeral Plans Revealed As Memphis Cops Avoid Criminal Charges. newsone.com Activists hold signs showing Tyre Nichols as attorney Ben Crump is seen speaking on a monitor during a press conference at Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church addressing video footage of the violent police encounter that led to Nichols' death in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 23, 2023. | Source: The Washington Post / Getty | The funeral plans have been announced for a young Black man who died from injuries sustained during a violent encounter with police officers during a traffic stop earlier this month in Memphis, Tennessee. |

Fight Back (2023-01-25). Charges dropped against organizers who confronted Philippines President Marco, Jr. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Charges against the Makibeki NYC 3 have or will be dismissed, defeating legal attacks that came after the protests against the president of the Philippines this past fall. | That's when pro-democracy organizers held a week of demonstrations against Philippines President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr., who was visiting the United Nations. Marcos' father, Ferdinand Marcos Sr., declared martial law in the Philippines years ago, and reigned over a 20-year dictatorship. Now his son, Marcos Jr., is presiding over a period of rampant human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrests and detention of po…

WSWS (2023-01-25). French police assault students protesting Macron's pension cuts, arresting 20. wsws.org A student from the university where the protest took place spoke to the WSWS, denouncing police violence and the role of the union bureaucracies in the pension struggle.

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2023-01-25: News Headlines

Fight Back (2023-01-25). Protest of Ohio cop hitting women in face. fightbacknews.org Butler Township, OH – On Saturday January 21, a few dozen people gathered in protest outside a local McDonald's, chanting "Black lives matter," "Women's lives matter," "No justice, no peace, no racist police" and "Boycott McDonald's." The event was hosted by Black Lives Matter-Dayton with the intention of bringing community awareness to an incident of police excessive use of force that had occurred earlier that week. | Latinka Hancock was struck in the face and head three times by Sergeant Todd Stanley while Officer Tim Zellers had a stun gun aimed at her. After receiving an incorrect order at the McDonald's in B…

WSWS (2023-01-25). Five officers involved in death of Tyre Nichols fired, body camera footage shows "nonstop beating" of a "human piñata" say attorneys. wsws.org Body camera footage of the incident has not been released publicly, but attorneys for Nichols' family say he was beaten by the officers like a "human piñata" for three minutes straight.

Fight Back (2023-01-25). Charges dropped against organizers who confronted Philippines President Marco, Jr. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Charges against the Makibeki NYC 3 have or will be dismissed, defeating legal attacks that came after the protests against the president of the Philippines this past fall. | That's when pro-democracy organizers held a week of demonstrations against Philippines President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr., who was visiting the United Nations. Marcos' father, Ferdinand Marcos Sr., declared martial law in the Philippines years ago, and reigned over a 20-year dictatorship. Now his son, Marcos Jr., is presiding over a period of rampant human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrests and detention of po…

Isheka N. Harrison (2023-01-24). Kyrie Irving Donated $ K To Oldest Independent Black-Owned Press In U.S. moguldom.com Kyrie Irving is once again supporting the culture by using his wealth to support Black-owned businesses. The NBA Champion recently donated $ ,000 to the Third World Press Foundation, the nation's oldest independent Black publishing company. Irving donated to the company's Flood Fund via a GoFundMe campaign. According to the campaign's description, funding will help the non-profit publisher …

americanthinker (2023-01-24). The Quixotic Quest for Reparations. americanthinker.com Blacks will find pushing for reparations psychologically satisfying and there is always the hope of a massive windfall, but the pushback from opponents may well be costly.

Zack Linly (2023-01-24). Texas Store Clerks Attack Elderly Black Woman Over $ Bill In A Crash Course On White Privilege. newsone.com White store clerks in Austin County, Texas, attacked 65-year-old Betty Smith for finding a $ bill on the floor. Protesters are calling for the store to be boycotted and the arresting officers to be held accountable.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2023-01-24). "Anti-woke" Gov. DeSantis defends AP African-American course ban, draws pushback across the country. peoplesworld.org The self-proclaimed "anti-woke" Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made headlines this past week for his state's rejection of an Advanced Placement (AP) Studies course centered on African American Studies. Florida will not allow schools in the state to offer a new AP course on African American history, claiming it "significantly lacks educational value" and violates …

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2023-01-24: News Headlines

americanthinker (2023-01-24). The Quixotic Quest for Reparations. americanthinker.com Blacks will find pushing for reparations psychologically satisfying and there is always the hope of a massive windfall, but the pushback from opponents may well be costly.

John Wojcik (2023-01-23). Bridgeport, Chicago's message to racists: Not in my neighborhood! peoplesworld.org CHICAGO &#1 ; By mid-month January residents of the Bridgeport neighborhood here, both Black and white, started turning up in big numbers to undo damage done to a fledgling soul food restaurant by racist vandals in this Chicago neighborhood. Determined to let the vandals who smeared the restaurant with BLDM (Black Lives Don't Matter) graffiti know …

Bruce C.T. Wright (2023-01-23). Tyre Nichols Bodycam Video Footage Is 'Disgusting' And 'Damaging' To Cops, Memphis Councilman Says. newsone.com Source: Raymond Boyd / Getty | The police bodycam video footage from this month's violent arrest of a Black motorist in Memphis who later died from his injuries is expected to be released on Monday. But a city councilman who claims to have already been told about the contents of the footage has said the video is "disgusting and "damaging" to the point that the police officers involved should prepare to face criminal charges. | On Friday, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) fired the five officers involved stemming from their roles Jan. 7 when, according to the law enforcement narrative, Nichols was suspected of r…

Ann Brown (2023-01-23). Black Man Dies After 5 Black Cops Beat Him Up: Black America Calls For Murder Charges. moguldom.com A 29-year-old Black man named Tyre Nichols died on Jan. 10, three days after being arrested and allegedly beaten by five Black policemen in Memphis. Nichols, who was reportedly unarmed, was in his car and had been pulled over on Jan. 7 for a traffic stop. All of the officers involved were fired on Jan. …

Ann Brown (2023-01-23). Chicago Mayoral Election Is Feb. 28: Does Mayor Lori Lightfoot Have A Chance? moguldom.com Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot hasn't had an easy ride as leader of the Windy City. And now she is facing some major competition for her spot. By most accounts, many doubt the city's first Black woman and the first gay person elected mayor will be re-elected on Feb. 28. A 60-year-old former federal prosecutor isn't …

Zack Linly (2023-01-23). Gov. Ron DeSantis Defends Florida Rejecting 'Radical' AP African American Studies Course. newsone.com Source: SOPA Images / Getty | At this point, we really don't need more evidence that Florida Gov.

paige.boyd (2023-01-23). Fiery Atlanta Protests Over New 'Cop City' Police Training Facility Follows Activist's Shooting Death. newsone.com An Atlanta police vehicle is set on fire during a "Stop cop city" protest in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on January 21, 2023. | Source: Anadolu Agency / Getty | Atlanta Police Sgt. Jarius Daugherty said that "several arrests" were made, but he did not provid…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-01-23). Activists occupy Wyndford high-flats in Glasgow, protesting demolition plans. peoplesdispatch.org Housing rights activists in Glasgow escalated their struggle for affordable housing last week. On Monday January 16, activists from the Wyndford Residents Union and Young Communist League (YCL) occupied the high-rise flats in Wyndford protesting the plan of social landlord Wheatley Homes demolish the flats. Glasgow police arrested three men and women who were part of the occupation of the flats. The protesters have stated that "occupation was the inevitable consequence of Wheatley Homes' refusal to negotiate with the Wyndford Residents Union." | On January 16, from one of the tower blocks, the occupying activists…

Staff (2023-01-23). Headlines for January 23, 2023. democracynow.org Suspected Gunman in Killing of 10 at L.A. County Dance Studio Found Dead , Germany Will "Not Stand in the Way" of Shipments of Battle Tanks to Ukraine, Over 200 Arrested as Peruvian Police Violently Raid University in Lima, Rights Groups Decry "Politically Motivated" Charges Against El Salvador Water Defenders , 100,000 March in Tel Aviv to Protest Far-Right Israeli Government , National Grid Failure Leaves 220 Million Without Power Across Pakistan, Canada to Pay $3 Billion to Settle Lawsuit over Residential School Abuses, Burkina Faso's Military Rulers Order French Troops to Depart,…

WSWS (2023-01-23). Protests and arrests follow police killing of environmental activist outside of Atlanta, Georgia. wsws.org The police killing of Manuel Esteban Paez Terán has sparked protests in Atlanta and throughout the United States.

manager (2023-01-23). Biden Gets a Solid 'A' at His Midterm. cepr.net Charleston Gazette-Mail The Tribune-Democrat Duluth News-Tribune Daily Press The Virginian-Pilot Napa Valley Register Daily Journal Kenosha News Montana Standard Richmond Times-Dispatch The Citizen Mooresville Tribune Elko Daily Free Press Casper Star-Tribune Martinsville Bulletin Albany Democrat-Herald Danville Register and Bee The Roanoke Times Press of Atlantic City Fremont Tribune Billings Gazette Denison Bulletin News & Record …

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