2018-12-10: News Headlines

RT (2018-12-11). 'White people are the best!' Columbia probes student's viral racial rant (VIDEO). rt.com A Columbia physics student has become famous overnight, not for his research, but for his racially charged rant in front of a group of multi-ethnic students, prompting the university to respond and launch an investigation.

WSWS (2018-12-11). David North addresses New Zealand meeting celebrating 80 years of the Fourth International. wsws.org David North spoke to the meeting in Wellington about the history of the Fourth International, the lessons of the rise of fascism in the 1930s, and the political and theoretical basis for building a socialist leadership in the working class.

Human Rights Watch (2018-12-11). Croatia: Migrants Pushed Back to Bosnia and Herzegovina. hrw.org | | Migrants including asylum seekers in a dilapidated building in Borici camp, Bihac, Bosnia Herzegovina. November 19, 2018. | © 2018 Human Rights Watch | (Budapest) — Croatian police are pushing migrants and asylum seekers back to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in some cases violently, and without giving them the possibility to seek asylum, Human Rights Watch said today. | Human R…

Associated Press (2018-12-10). African-American North Carolina voting rights activist dies. peoplesworld.org

aljazeera (2018-12-10). Migrants separated at US border: 'Don't hurt my mamma or papa'. aljazeera.com Al Jazeera captures the separation of families at the US-Mexico border.

teleSUR (2018-12-10). Palestine: Abbas to Disband Hamas-dominated Legislative Council. telesurenglish.net Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he will dissolve the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) soon without giving an exact date. But the dissolution will be carried out "in a legal manner." | RELATED: | Pink Floyd Tribute Band Cancels Israel Shows at Waters' Request | "In a legal manner, we will dissolve the…

Bill Blum (2018-12-10). Will the Supreme Court Change the Rules of Double Jeopardy to Benefit Trump and Manafort? progressive.org "No person shall be…subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb…"—the Fifth Amendment.

aljazeera (2018-12-10). How the violent far right infiltrated France's National Front. aljazeera.com Undercover Al Jazeera investigation reveals close ties between violent youth group and Marine Le Pen's National Front.

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2018-12-10). This Is What It Looks Like When Imperialism Comes Home. truthdig.com Donald Trump calls the barbed wire along the Southern border "beautiful." He's never seen an Afghan village surrounded by the stuff.

splcenter (2018-12-10). How the 'Unite the Right' murder trial helped debunk alt-right myths. splcenter.org Within hours of the arrest of neo-Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr. and the death of 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer after the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the racist "alt-right" began spinning conspiracy theories about the collision that killed Heyer and wounded multiple other people.

STAFF (2018-12-10). Border Patrol Arrests 32 at San Diego Demonstration. truthdig.com Agents in riot gear stop protesters as they try to move forward to offer a ceremonial blessing near the wall in support of asylum seekers.

Elie Mystal (2018-12-10). To the White People Who Penned Sweeping Love Letters to George H.W. Bush. thenation.com To the White People Who Penned Sweeping Love Letters to George H.W. Bush…

splcenter (2018-12-10). After 'Unite the Right' guilty verdict, survivors celebrate, alt-right rages as Charlottesville seeks to reclaim normalcy. splcenter.org After the jury returned a guilty verdict holding James Alex Fields Jr. criminally responsible for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, survivors of and witnesses to the deadly collision took to the downtown Charlottesville streets.

Ben Norton (2018-12-10). NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier. grayzoneproject.com Ukraine President Poroshenko promoted a photo of himself posing next to a soldier wearing a Nazi SS totenkopf patch. By…

Eric Zuesse (2018-12-10). How Big Brother Grips American Minds to Support Foreign Invasions. mintpressnews.com For decades now, Gallup polling has shown that the most respected of all institutions by the American people is the nation's military — more than the church, more than the Presidency, more than the U.S. Supreme Court, more than the press, more than the schools, more than anything. America is invasion-nation.

RT (2018-12-10). KKK recruiting in Pittsburgh neighborhood where synagogue shooter murdered 11 Jews. rt.com Less than two months after a gunman murdered 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the KKK is recruiting new members in the very same neighborhood — distributing flyers, and curiously, handfuls of birdseed.

Alex Dudek (2018-12-10). The UN Security Council Resolution: Germany will be obliged to pay Poland for occupation. indybay.org As early as 2017, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chairman of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, stated his intention to demand reparations from Germany for damage caused by its Nazi German occupation during the WWII.

Cosecha Santa Cruz (2018-12-10). Solidarity Walk for Caravan Asylum Seekers. indybay.org Santa Cruz Town Clock | Water St. & Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2018-12-10). China summons American ambassador over detention of Huawei executive. wsws.org The highly provocative actions of the US are part of the Trump administration's wider campaign to prevent Chinese corporate giants from challenging American technological supremacy.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-10). Headlines for December 10, 2018. democracynow.org Sentencing Memo for Cohen Implicates Trump in Federal Crimes, Trump's Chief-of-Staff Kelly to Leave Post by End of Year, NYT: Kushner Helped Crown Prince "Weather the Storm" After Khashoggi Murder, Trump Nominates William Barr as Next Attorney General, Brexit Vote Halted as EU Court Says U.K. Has Power to Reverse Course, France: Fourth Week of Mass Protests as Movement Spills over Border, COP24: U.S., Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait Block Adoption of U.N. Climate Report, Protesters Take to the Streets as COP24 Heads into Second Week, Colombia: Indigenous Governor Killed Amid Mounting Violence, Charlottesville: Ju…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-12-09). Roger Waters: Neoliberalism Is Fueling the Flames of Fascism (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com After performing in Brazil, Roger Waters discusses the rise of Jair Bolsonaro and the Murder of Marielle Franco

Federico Pieraccini (2018-12-09). Seven Days of Failures for the American Empire. globalresearch.ca On November 25, two artillery boats of the Gyurza-M class, the Berdiansk and Nikopol, one tugboat, the Yany Kapu, as well as 24 crew members of the Ukrainian Navy, including two SBU counterintelligence officers, were detained by Russian border forces. …

Hatewatch Staff (2018-12-09). Hatewatch Headlines 12/10/2018. splcenter.org White nationalists love Tucker Carlson's show; VA Secretary praised the Confederacy; Hidden global network supports Tommy Robinson; and more.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-12-09). Roger Waters: Neoliberalism Is Fueling the Flames of Fascism (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Roger Waters condemns the Ecuadorian Government's treatment of Julian Assange and its concessions to Big Oil

splcenter (2018-12-08). A day after a neo-Nazi is convicted of murder, associates of the country's oldest, most violent skinhead groups charged with hate crimes. splcenter.org Individuals associated with some of the country's oldest and most violent racist skinhead groups have been charged with hate crimes in Washington state, just hours after a jury convicted a neo-Nazi of murder for his actions at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Eds. (2018-12-08). Yellow Vests rise against neo-liberal 'King' Macron. mronline.org For centuries, the "left" hoped popular movements would lead to changes for the better. Today, many leftists seem terrified of popular movements for change, convinced "populism" must lead to "fascism." But it needn't be so, says Diana Johnstone. | Source

Lee Fang (2018-12-08). Trump's Pick for Attorney General Pushed for Military Strikes on Drug Traffickers, Questioned Asylum Law. theintercept.com President Donald Trump's pick to serve as his next attorney general, William Barr, pushed repeatedly to expand the role of the military to strike drug traffickers during his last stint at the Justice Department, while serving in President George H.W. Bush's administration. | "Oh, yes, using the military in drugs was always under discussion. I personally was of the view it was a national security problem. I personally likened it to terrorism," Barr recalled during an oral history…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-12-07). As Voter Fraud Scandal in North Carolina Deepens, Democrats Push Voting Rights Bill. therealnews.com Tar Heel Democrats are voting to expand voter rights, while Republicans push voter IDs to hold on to power. We speak to NC state representative Graig Meyer

Paul Street (2018-12-07). The McCain and Bush Death Tours: Establishment Rituals in How to be a Proper Ruler. counterpunch.org The prolonged nationally televised commemorations of the racist, corporatist, and imperialist killers John McCain and George H.W. Bush — both privileged sons of the United States military industrial complex — have been nauseating for any decent and historically knowledgeable human being to behold. But the national rituals attached to the deaths of these monstrous butchers More

splcenter (2018-12-07). Weekend Read: Frank Earnest is the chief of 'heritage defense.' The question is, whose heritage? splcenter.org Even before neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder, no one disputed he drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017.

John Dougherty (2018-12-07). Embattled Washington Rep. Matt Shea is skirting state law to funnel campaign funds to far-right groups. splcenter.org Embattled conspiracy theorist and Washington state Republican Rep. Matt Shea has been skirting Washington state law to funnel campaign contributions to far-right nonprofit groups in Colorado and Arizona, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-07). Progressive International: Yanis Varoufakis & Bernie Sanders Launch New Global Mvt Against Far Right. democracynow.org The far right is rising in Europe, most recently in Spain, where the anti-immigrant, anti-abortion Vox party won multiple seats in a regional parliamentary election in Andalusia on Sunday. It was the first successful election for the far right in Spain since the country returned to democracy in the 1970s after the death of fascist military dictator Francisco Franco. We speak with economist and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who is launching a movement with Senator Bernie Sanders and others to fight right-wing forces around the globe.

Dave Zirin (2018-12-07). A Team With a Racist Name Passes Judgment on Colin Kaepernick. thenation.com A Team With a Racist Name Passes Judgment on Colin Kaepernick…

Hatewatch Staff (2018-12-07). Neo-Nazi sympathizer found guilty in 'Unite the Right' trial of murdering Heather Heyer. splcenter.org James Alex Fields Jr., a young neo-Nazi sympathizer from Ohio, was found guilty of first-degree murder and multiple other charges on Friday in a trial stemming from last year's racist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

splcenter (2018-12-07). SPLC statement on Fields verdict. splcenter.org The Charlottesville jury has held James Alex Fields Jr. criminally responsible for the death of Heather Heyer and the lives he shattered in 2017.

peter_b (2018-12-07). Jury fails to agree on verdict in trial of Kurdish journalist. greenleft.org.au NSW Supreme Court judge Lucy McCallum discharged the jury on December 6 after it failed to agree on a verdict in the trial of Kurdish journalist Renas Lelikan on "foreign fighter" charges under Australia's draconian "anti-terrorism" laws. | Lelikan denied this charge, insisting he was not a combatant but a journalist reporting on the Kurdish liberation struggle. | A February 15 hearing will be told if the prosecution intends to ask for a re-trial. Lelikan remains free on bail, with relaxed conditions. | The case had been going on for nine weeks, four of which have been taken up with the jury's deliberation. | Phi…

Democracy Now! (2018-12-06). "The Silence of Others": New Film Warns Against Spain's Fascist History Repeating Itself. democracynow.org A far-right, anti-immigrant, anti-abortion political party in Spain has made gains in regional elections, prompting protests in the streets. Members of Spain's younger generation are too young to remember the brutal 40-year military dictatorship under General Francisco Franco. But a remarkable new documentary titled "The Silence of Others," or "El Silencio de Otros," hopes to remind Spaniards of the country's fascist past, lest history repeat itself. The film follows several survivors of the Franco regime in their pursuit of justice. We speak with Spanish filmmaker Almudena Carracedo, who, along with Robert Bahar…

Hatewatch Staff (2018-12-06). Hatewatch Headlines 12/7/2018. splcenter.org Fox News takes over for the alt-right; Civic groups want Colcom name removed; Undocumented Trump employee speaks out; and more.

ACLU (2018-12-06). Americans Endorsed Voting Rights in 2018, but Some State Lawmakers Want to Sabotage These Victories. aclu.org State legislators are ignoring their voters' wishes and engaging in new tactics to suppress the vote. | The 2018 election ushered in a wave of voting rights victories. Voters in Florida, Michigan, Maryland, and Nevada all made it easier to register and vote, showing that voters reject voter suppression efforts and <...

Ed Rampell (2018-12-06). Triumph of the Swill: New Doc Puts Roger Ailes in the No Spin Zone. progressive.org The best exposé on Fox in years dives into its former chief's history of racism and the sexual misconduct that would ultimately be his undoing.

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-06). Is the Israeli Military Operation Along the Border With Lebanon for Real? theantimedia.com (MEMO Opinion) — The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) announced suddenly on Tuesday morning the start of a massive military operation along the border with Lebanon. The reason, said the IDF, is to search for "offensive" tunnels dug by Hezbollah which, according to a report on Israeli Army Radio, are "penetrating Israeli soil and have been prepared for carrying out terror …

Hatewatch Staff (2018-12-05). Hatewatch Headlines 12/6/2018. splcenter.org Ease up on white nationalists, VA diversity chief told; 'Religious Liberty' docs won't be released; QAnoners awaited Trump arrests at funeral; and more.

Consortiumnews (2018-12-05). Yellow Vests Rise Against Neo-Liberal 'King' Macron. consortiumnews.com For centuries, the "left" hoped popular movements would lead to changes for the better. Today, many leftists seem terrified of popular movements for change, convinced "populism" must lead to "fascism." But it needn't be so, says Diana Johnstone. By Diana… Read more →

ACLU (2018-12-05). President Trump Is Accelerating the Militarization of the Southwest Border. aclu.org Under President Trump, the slide toward a fully militarized border between the U.S. and Mexico is happening rapidly to the detriment of civil rights. | For decades, the ACLU has fought back against the militarization of domestic law enforcement agencies and the use of the military in our communities. Nowhere is this militarization more pronounced than on the border between the U.S. and Mexico — and President Trump is only making it worse. | The creation of the Department of Homeland Security after 9/11 accelerated the government's operations on the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP…

Hatewatch Staff (2018-12-05). Hatewatch Headlines 12/5/2018. splcenter.org Facebook lets users post about killing immigrants; Is ICE targeting activists? Tomi Lahren warns about 'caravan of diseases'; and more.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-04). "AMLO Stands Alone in the Hemisphere": Mexico's President Takes Office with Ambitious Leftist Agenda. democracynow.org Mexico's new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, was sworn in this weekend amid fanfare as tens of thousands gathered in the capital to celebrate the country's first leftist president in decades. In his inaugural speech, AMLO addressed security and vowed to end corruption and impunity. We speak with Greg Grandin, prize-winning author and professor of Latin American history at New York University. He says, "The crisis on the border that has been prompted by the Trump administration, but also has deep structural roots, will play out with this hope that AMLO represents. The Latin American left has been defeated…

splcenter (2018-12-04). Five things to know from the third day of testimony in the 'Unite the Right' murder trial. splcenter.org The injuries that took Heather Heyer's life after last year's racist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia captivated the court on the third day of testimony in the first-degree murder trial of neo-Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr.

kathy_f (2018-12-04). Sorry To Bother You offers rich lessons in seeking radical social change. greenleft.org.au Sorry to Bother You
| Written & directed by Boots Riley
| In cinemas now | This review includes mild spoilers. | As an Australian living abroad, incidents of Australians being racist and/or misogynistisic that attract attention from international media outlets are frequently forwarded to me in anticipation of a seething refrain. | My response is typically motivated by a mix of rage and embarrassment, as well as a deep concern for how racial capitalism has been almost completely normalised. I am deeply concerned by the fact that not only is our social and political climate ill-equipped to address racism, i…

Democracy Now! (2018-12-03). Mehdi Hasan on George H.W. Bush's Ignored Legacy: War Crimes, Racism and Obstruction of Justice. democracynow.org George H.W. Bush died in Houston on Friday night at the age of 94. Bush was elected the 41st president of the United States in 1988, becoming the first and only former CIA director to lead the country. He served as Ronald Reagan's vice president from 1981 to 1989. Since Bush's death, the media has honored the former president by focusing on his years of service and his call as president for a kinder, gentler America. But the headlines have largely glossed over and ignored other parts of Bush's legacy. We look at the 1991 Gulf War, Bush's pardoning of six Reagan officials involved in the Iran-Contra scandal and ho…

splcenter (2018-12-03). Five things to know from the second day of testimony in the 'Unite the Right' murder trial. splcenter.org Blood, crushed bones and hunks of flesh. The grim and gory toll of last year's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was in the spotlight on Friday in the second day of testimony in the murder trial of a young neo-Nazi sympathizer.

2018-12-10: Social Media Postees

'White people are the best!' Columbia probes student's viral racial rant (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-11
A Columbia physics student has become famous overnight, not for his research, but for his racially charged rant in front of a group of multi-ethnic students, prompting the university to respond and launch an investigation. | …
rt.com/usa/446126-columbia-viral-racist-…

David North addresses New Zealand meeting celebrating 80 years of the Fourth International
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-11
David North spoke to the meeting in Wellington about the history of the Fourth International, the lessons of the rise of fascism in the 1930s, and the political and theoretical basis for building a socialist leadership in the working class.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/…

Croatia: Migrants Pushed Back to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-12-11
Migrants including asylum seekers in a dilapidated building in Borici camp, Bihac, Bosnia Herzegovina. November 19, 2018. | © 2018 Human Rights Watch | (Budapest) — Croatian police are pushing migrants and asylum seekers back to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in some cases violently, and without giving them the possibility to seek asylum, Human Rights Watch said today. | Human R…
hrw.org/news/2018/12/11/croatia-migrants…

Border Patrol Arrests 32 at San Diego Demonstration
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-10
Agents in riot gear stop protesters as they try to move forward to offer a ceremonial blessing near the wall in support of asylum seekers. | The post Border Patrol Arrests 32 at San Diego Demonstration appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/border-patrol-arre…

After 'Unite the Right' guilty verdict, survivors celebrate, alt-right rages as Charlottesville seeks to reclaim normalcy
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-12-10
After the jury returned a guilty verdict holding James Alex Fields Jr. criminally responsible for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, survivors of and witnesses to the deadly collision took to the downtown Charlottesville streets.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/10/after…

Migrants separated at US border: 'Don't hurt my mamma or papa'
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-10
Al Jazeera captures the separation of families at the US-Mexico border.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/migrants-sepa…

African-American North Carolina voting rights activist dies
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2018-12-10
peoplesworld.org/article/african-america…

This Is What It Looks Like When Imperialism Comes Home
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2018-12-10
Donald Trump calls the barbed wire along the Southern border "beautiful." He's never seen an Afghan village surrounded by the stuff. | The post This Is What It Looks Like When Imperialism Comes Home appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/this-is-what-it-lo…

To the White People Who Penned Sweeping Love Letters to George H.W. Bush
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2018-12-10
To the White People Who Penned Sweeping Love Letters to George H.W. Bush…
thenation.com/article/george-bush-death-…

Will the Supreme Court Change the Rules of Double Jeopardy to Benefit Trump and Manafort?
Bill Blum | progressive.org | 2018-12-10
"No person shall be…subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb…"–the Fifth Amendment.
progressive.org/dispatches/double-jeopar…

How Big Brother Grips American Minds to Support Foreign Invasions
Eric Zuesse | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-10
For decades now, Gallup polling has shown that the most respected of all institutions by the American people is the nation's military — more than the church, more than the Presidency, more than the U.S. Supreme Court, more than the press, more than the schools, more than anything. America is invasion-nation. | The post How Big Brother Grips American Minds to Support Foreign Invasions appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/how-big-brother-grips-…

How the violent far right infiltrated France's National Front
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-10
Undercover Al Jazeera investigation reveals close ties between violent youth group and Marine Le Pen's National Front.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/france-infilt…

NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-12-10
Ukraine President Poroshenko promoted a photo of himself posing next to a soldier wearing a Nazi SS totenkopf patch. By… | The post NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/12/10/nato-ukra…

How the 'Unite the Right' murder trial helped debunk alt-right myths
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-12-10
Within hours of the arrest of neo-Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr. and the death of 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer after the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the racist "alt-right" began spinning conspiracy theories about the collision that killed Heyer and wounded multiple other people.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/10/how-u…

KKK recruiting in Pittsburgh neighborhood where synagogue shooter murdered 11 Jews
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-10
Less than two months after a gunman murdered 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the KKK is recruiting new members in the very same neighborhood — distributing flyers, and curiously, handfuls of birdseed. | …
rt.com/usa/446105-kkk-flyers-pittsburgh-…

The UN Security Council Resolution: Germany will be obliged to pay Poland for occupation
Alex Dudek | indybay.org | 2018-12-10
As early as 2017, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chairman of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, stated his intention to demand reparations from Germany for damage caused by its Nazi German occupation during the WWII.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/10/1881970…

Solidarity Walk for Caravan Asylum Seekers
Cosecha Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2018-12-10
Santa Cruz Town Clock | Water St. & Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/09/1881967…

China summons American ambassador over detention of Huawei executive
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-10
The highly provocative actions of the US are part of the Trump administration's wider campaign to prevent Chinese corporate giants from challenging American technological supremacy.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/…

Hatewatch Headlines 12/10/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-09
White nationalists love Tucker Carlson's show; VA Secretary praised the Confederacy; Hidden global network supports Tommy Robinson; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/10/hatew…

Seven Days of Failures for the American Empire
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-09
On November 25, two artillery boats of the Gyurza-M class, the Berdiansk and Nikopol, one tugboat, the Yany Kapu, as well as 24 crew members of the Ukrainian Navy, including two SBU counterintelligence officers, were detained by Russian border forces. … | The post Seven Days of Failures for the American Empire appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/seven-days-of-failures…

Roger Waters: Neoliberalism Is Fueling the Flames of Fascism (Pt 2/2)
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-09
Roger Waters condemns the Ecuadorian Government's treatment of Julian Assange and its concessions to Big Oil | The post Roger Waters: Neoliberalism Is Fueling the Flames of Fascism (Pt 2/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/roger-waters-neo…

Roger Waters: Neoliberalism Is Fueling the Flames of Fascism (Pt 1/2)
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-12-09
After performing in Brazil, Roger Waters discusses the rise of Jair Bolsonaro and the Murder of Marielle Franco | The post Roger Waters: Neoliberalism Is Fueling the Flames of Fascism (Pt 1/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/roger-waters-neo…

A day after a neo-Nazi is convicted of murder, associates of the country's oldest, most violent skinhead groups charged with hate crimes
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-12-08
Individuals associated with some of the country's oldest and most violent racist skinhead groups have been charged with hate crimes in Washington state, just hours after a jury convicted a neo-Nazi of murder for his actions at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/08/day-a…

Yellow Vests rise against neo-liberal 'King' Macron
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-12-08
For centuries, the "left" hoped popular movements would lead to changes for the better. Today, many leftists seem terrified of popular movements for change, convinced "populism" must lead to "fascism." But it needn't be so, says Diana Johnstone. | Source…
mronline.org/2018/12/08/yellow-vests-ris…

Trump's Pick for Attorney General Pushed for Military Strikes on Drug Traffickers, Questioned Asylum Law
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-12-08
President Donald Trump's pick to serve as his next attorney general, William Barr, pushed repeatedly to expand the role of the military to strike drug traffickers during his last stint at the Justice Department, while serving in President George H.W. Bush's administration. | "Oh, yes, using the military in drugs was always under discussion. I personally was of the view it was a national security problem. I personally likened it to terrorism," Barr recalled during an oral history…
theintercept.com/2018/12/07/william-barr…

Progressive International: Yanis Varoufakis & Bernie Sanders Launch New Global Mvt Against Far Right
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-07
The far right is rising in Europe, most recently in Spain, where the anti-immigrant, anti-abortion Vox party won multiple seats in a regional parliamentary election in Andalusia on Sunday. It was the first successful election for the far right in Spain since the country returned to democracy in the 1970s after the death of fascist military dictator Francisco Franco. We speak with economist and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who is launching a movement with Senator Bernie Sanders and others to fight right-wing forces around the globe.
http://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/7/pr…

A Team With a Racist Name Passes Judgment on Colin Kaepernick
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2018-12-07
A Team With a Racist Name Passes Judgment on Colin Kaepernick…
thenation.com/article/colin-kaepernick-w…

Weekend Read: Frank Earnest is the chief of 'heritage defense.' The question is, whose heritage?
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-12-07
Even before neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder, no one disputed he drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017.
splcenter.org/news/2018/12/07/weekend-re…

As Voter Fraud Scandal in North Carolina Deepens, Democrats Push Voting Rights Bill
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-07
Tar Heel Democrats are voting to expand voter rights, while Republicans push voter IDs to hold on to power. We speak to NC state representative Graig Meyer | The post As Voter Fraud Scandal in North Carolina Deepens, Democrats Push Voting Rights Bill appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/as-voter-fraud-s…

SPLC statement on Fields verdict
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-12-07
The Charlottesville jury has held James Alex Fields Jr. criminally responsible for the death of Heather Heyer and the lives he shattered in 2017.
splcenter.org/news/2018/12/07/splc-state…

Neo-Nazi sympathizer found guilty in 'Unite the Right' trial of murdering Heather Heyer
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-07
James Alex Fields Jr., a young neo-Nazi sympathizer from Ohio, was found guilty of first-degree murder and multiple other charges on Friday in a trial stemming from last year's racist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/07/neo-n…

The McCain and Bush Death Tours: Establishment Rituals in How to be a Proper Ruler
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-07
The prolonged nationally televised commemorations of the racist, corporatist, and imperialist killers John McCain and George H.W. Bush — both privileged sons of the United States military industrial complex — have been nauseating for any decent and historically knowledgeable human being to behold. But the national rituals attached to the deaths of these monstrous butchers…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/07/the-mccain-a…

Embattled Washington Rep. Matt Shea is skirting state law to funnel campaign funds to far-right groups
John Dougherty | splcenter.org | 2018-12-07
Embattled conspiracy theorist and Washington state Republican Rep. Matt Shea has been skirting Washington state law to funnel campaign contributions to far-right nonprofit groups in Colorado and Arizona, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/07/embat…

Jury fails to agree on verdict in trial of Kurdish journalist
peter_b | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-07
NSW Supreme Court judge Lucy McCallum discharged the jury on December 6 after it failed to agree on a verdict in the trial of Kurdish journalist Renas Lelikan on "foreign fighter" charges under Australia's draconian "anti-terrorism" laws. | Lelikan denied this charge, insisting he was not a combatant but a journalist reporting on the Kurdish liberation struggle. | A February 15 hearing will be told if the prosecution intends to ask for a re-trial. Lelikan remains free on bail, with relaxed conditions. | The case had been going on for nine weeks, four of which have been taken up with the jury's deliberation. | Phi…
greenleft.org.au/content/jury-fails-agree-verdict-trial-kurdish-journalist

"The Silence of Others": New Film Warns Against Spain's Fascist History Repeating Itself
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-06
A far-right, anti-immigrant, anti-abortion political party in Spain has made gains in regional elections, prompting protests in the streets. Members of Spain's younger generation are too young to remember the brutal 40-year military dictatorship under General Francisco Franco. But a remarkable new documentary titled "The Silence of Others," or "El Silencio de Otros," hopes to remind Spaniards of the country's fascist past, lest history repeat itself. The film follows several survivors of the Franco regime in their pursuit of justice. We speak with Spanish filmmaker Almudena Carracedo, who, along with Robert Bahar…
http://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/6/th…

Hatewatch Headlines 12/7/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-06
Fox News takes over for the alt-right; Civic groups want Colcom name removed; Undocumented Trump employee speaks out; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/07/hatew…

Triumph of the Swill: New Doc Puts Roger Ailes in the No Spin Zone
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2018-12-06
The best exposé on Fox in years dives into its former chief's history of racism and the sexual misconduct that would ultimately be his undoing.
progressive.org/dispatches/new-doc-puts-…

Americans Endorsed Voting Rights in 2018, but Some State Lawmakers Want to Sabotage These Victories
ACLU | aclu.org | 2018-12-06
State legislators are ignoring their voters' wishes and engaging in new tactics to suppress the vote. | The 2018 election ushered in a wave of voting rights victories. Voters in Florida, Michigan, Maryland, and Nevada all made it easier to register and vote, showing that voters reject voter suppression efforts and
aclu.org/blog/voting-rights/americans-en…

Is the Israeli Military Operation Along the Border With Lebanon for Real?
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-06
(MEMO Opinion) — The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) announced suddenly on Tuesday morning the start of a massive military operation along the border with Lebanon. The reason, said the IDF, is to search for "offensive" tunnels dug by Hezbollah which, according to a report on Israeli Army Radio, are "penetrating Israeli soil and have been prepared for carrying out terror …

Is the Israeli Military Operation Along the Border With Lebanon for Real?

Hatewatch Headlines 12/5/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-05
Facebook lets users post about killing immigrants; Is ICE targeting activists? Tomi Lahren warns about 'caravan of diseases'; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/05/hatew…

Yellow Vests Rise Against Neo-Liberal 'King' Macron
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-12-05
For centuries, the "left" hoped popular movements would lead to changes for the better. Today, many leftists seem terrified of popular movements for change, convinced "populism" must lead to "fascism." But it needn't be so, says Diana Johnstone. By Diana… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/12/05/yellow-ves…

Hatewatch Headlines 12/6/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-05
Ease up on white nationalists, VA diversity chief told; 'Religious Liberty' docs won't be released; QAnoners awaited Trump arrests at funeral; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/06/hatew…

President Trump Is Accelerating the Militarization of the Southwest Border
ACLU | aclu.org | 2018-12-05
Under President Trump, the slide toward a fully militarized border between the U.S. and Mexico is happening rapidly to the detriment of civil rights. | For decades, the ACLU has fought back against the militarization of domestic law enforcement agencies and the use of the military in our communities. Nowhere is this militarization more pronounced than on the border between the U.S. and Mexico — and President Trump is only making it worse. | The creation of the Department of Homeland Security after 9/11 accelerated the government's operations on the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/presiden…

Five things to know from the third day of testimony in the 'Unite the Right' murder trial
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-12-04
The injuries that took Heather Heyer's life after last year's racist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia captivated the court on the third day of testimony in the first-degree murder trial of neo-Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/04/five-…

"AMLO Stands Alone in the Hemisphere": Mexico's President Takes Office with Ambitious Leftist Agenda
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-04
Mexico's new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, was sworn in this weekend amid fanfare as tens of thousands gathered in the capital to celebrate the country's first leftist president in decades. In his inaugural speech, AMLO addressed security and vowed to end corruption and impunity. We speak with Greg Grandin, prize-winning author and professor of Latin American history at New York University. He says, "The crisis on the border that has been prompted by the Trump administration, but also has deep structural roots, will play out with this hope that AMLO represents. The Latin American left has been defeated…
http://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/4/am…

Sorry To Bother You offers rich lessons in seeking radical social change
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-04
Sorry to Bother You | Written & directed by Boots Riley | In cinemas now | This review includes mild spoilers. | As an Australian living abroad, incidents of Australians being racist and/or misogynistisic that attract attention from international media outlets are frequently forwarded to me in anticipation of a seething refrain. | My response is typically motivated by a mix of rage and embarrassment, as well as a deep concern for how racial capitalism has been almost completely normalised. I am deeply concerned by the fact that not only is our social and political climate ill-equipped to address racism, i…
greenleft.org.au/content/sorry-bother-you-offers-rich-lessons-seeking-radical-social-change

SPLC brings first lawsuit challenging Florida sheriffs' latest collaboration agreements to detain people for ICE
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-12-03
The SPLC sued Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay today for illegally holding a U.S. citizen in the county jail on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hold.
splcenter.org/news/2018/12/03/splc-bring…

With Rosa Parks Day, Alabama moves toward recognition of its true heroes
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-12-03
This past Saturday, the state of Alabama marked its first Rosa Parks Day.
splcenter.org/news/2018/12/03/rosa-parks…

Mehdi Hasan on George H.W. Bush's Ignored Legacy: War Crimes, Racism and Obstruction of Justice
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-03
George H.W. Bush died in Houston on Friday night at the age of 94. Bush was elected the 41st president of the United States in 1988, becoming the first and only former CIA director to lead the country. He served as Ronald Reagan's vice president from 1981 to 1989. Since Bush's death, the media has honored the former president by focusing on his years of service and his call as president for a kinder, gentler America. But the headlines have largely glossed over and ignored other parts of Bush's legacy. We look at the 1991 Gulf War, Bush's pardoning of six Reagan officials involved in the Iran-Contra scandal and ho…
http://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/3/me…

Hatewatch Headlines 12/3/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-03
Black workers recount Tesla factory racism; Facebook report targeted George Soros; Milo's court documents reveal he is deep in debt; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/03/hatew…