2019-03-10: Social Media Postees

The Wall Isn't the Worst Part of Trump's Immigration Policies
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-10
Funding for the agencies that detain, abuse, deport and sometimes kill migrants needs to be every bit as toxic as funding for the border wall.
truthdig.com/articles/the-wall-isnt-the-…

Day Before Women's Day, SF City Workers Speak Out Against Discrimination & Racism
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-03-10
One day before Women's Day, hundreds of San Francisco city workers protested against the attacks on public workers and public services in San Francisco. Many talked about systemic discrimination, racism and outsourcing and privatization by the Mayor and Micki Callahan, the Human Resources Director.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/08/1882176…

'I'm winning!' Trump attacks 'Wacky Nut Job' Ann Coulter for her border wall criticism
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-10
Claiming that he is "winning at the border," the US president has fired back at conservative firebrand Ann Coulter, who ended her cooling political romance with Donald Trump by calling him an "idiot" over concessions to Democrats. | …
rt.com/usa/453442-trump-wacky-nut-job-co…

Palestinian Shot Dead Near Gaza Border by Israeli Troops
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-09
After days of rising tensions along the frontier, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian and wounded 42 others taking part in weekly protests Friday at the fortified Gaza Strip border, the Palestinian health ministry said. | RELATED: | UNHRC's Bachelet Rebuffs Israel, Stands by Her Agency's Critical Report on Gaza | Tamer Arafat, 23, died Friday during the 50th week of demonstrations, the spokesman for the ministry said on Twitter, adding that 48 Palestinians — i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestinian-Shot…

Tech Bias: Self-driving Cars More Likely to Hit Black People
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-09
Self-driving cars are more likely to hit anyone who isn't white based on algorithmic bias, according to a recent study. | RELATED: | Leaked Docs Show US Border Patrol Gathering Intelligence on Journalists Covering Caravan | Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, United States found that detection systems like sensors and cameras of automated cars detect people with lighter skin tones more easily. | While the report, "Predictive Inequity i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Tech-Bias-Self-d…

Assad's Tehran Visit Signals Iran's Victory in Syria
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-09
For the first time since war broke out in Syria in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad has travelled to Iran to meet Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. | President Assad had only travelled outside …
globalresearch.ca/assads-tehran-visit-si…

MSNBC panelist says Bernie should embrace capitalism because his father fled Nazis. Wait, what?
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-09
Corporate media criticism of democratic socialist Bernie Sanders is to be expected, but RT's Lee Camp was taken aback by MSNBC's suggestion that the senator should embrace capitalism because… his father fled the Nazis. | …
rt.com/usa/453422-sanders-capitalism-soc…

US women footballers go to court for pay equality
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-09
United States football (soccer) players filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit on International Women's Day on March 8 seeking pay equal to that of their male counterparts. | The action comes just three months before the women's national team will defend its title at the Women's World Cup. | The class-action lawsuit was filed today in a Los Angeles federal court under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. It alleges gender-based discrimination by the US Football Federation. | The players allege they have been subject to ongoing "institutionalised gender discrimination". This includes une…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-women-footballers-go-court-pay-equality

'Fraud & election theft': Conservatives melt down after House Democrats pass voting rights bill
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-09
House Democrats have unanimously passed a sprawling voting rights, campaign finance, and ethics bill — which Republicans have unanimously opposed as a to-do list for "voter fraud and election theft." | …
rt.com/usa/453381-house-voting-rights-bi…

Pentagon escalating buildup on Russia's borders
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-09
The top US commander in Europe told a Senate panel that the Pentagon needs more troops and more warships to counter alleged Russian "threats."
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/…

Trump administration kept secret database targeting journalists and immigration activists at US-Mexico border
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-09
More than 50 people were spied on, including journalists documenting last year's Central American migrant caravan.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/…

The Manafort Sentence Is a Lesson in White Privilege
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-03-08
The Manafort Sentence Is a Lesson in White Privilege…
thenation.com/article/manafort-sentence-…

Sparked by Ilhan Omar's 'Valid Criticism' of Israel, House Passes 'Anti-Hate' Resolution
Jake Johnson | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-08
"We're happy to see a resolution that condemns real bigotry, rather than going after Rep. Ilhan Omar and her vision of a world free of racism and oppression."
mintpressnews.com/sparked-by-ilhan-omars…

Weekend Read: Why is racism still America's biggest problem?
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-08
It rained on marchers from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, and it rained on them again last weekend as they commemorated the day when police beat civil rights marchers so badly that the date became known the nation over as Bloody Sunday.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/08/weekend-re…

On Bernie, Trump, and Racism
Cornel West | zcomm.org | 2019-03-08
Interview on Sanders' presidential chances and how he has progressed on race issues…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/on-bernie-trump-an…

Debate over Ilhan Omar Highlights New Willingness in U.S. to Question Power of Pro-Israeli Lobby
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-08
Following a week of debate surrounding Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar's comments about U.S. foreign policy in Israel, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate. We host a discussion with Gideon Levy, Haaretz columnist and member of the newspaper's editorial board; Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies who serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace; and Remi Kanazi, a Palestinian-American poet, writer and organizer based in New York City.
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/3/8/deb…

Labour's Fight Over Israel Long Time in Coming
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-08
The party is being dragged into the modern world by Corbyn's anti-racist leadership towards Palestinians, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net An announcement this week by the Jewish Labour Movement that it is considering splitting from the British Labour Party… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/07/labours-fi…

Lost Children Archive: Valeria Luiselli's New Novel Bears Witness to the U.S. Immigration Crisis
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-08
Days after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, we speak with Valeria Luiselli about her new book, "Lost Children Archive." It chronicles one family's journey from New York to the southwestern U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona as the mother researches the plight of migrant children seeking refuge in the United States.
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/3/8/los…

Border Security: What and Who is it Good For?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-08
With few exceptions, America's borders were open, at least to Europeans, before passage of the Johnson-Reed Act in 1924. Before that, nativist animosities were often acute. But with transportation into and out of the country difficult, and labor in chronically short supply, efforts to keep people out never gained much traction. This was as much the case along the southern border as at Ellis Island.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/08/border-secur…

NAACP'S RESPONDS TO GEORGIA STATE SENATE'S DECISION TO PROTECT CONFEDERATE STATUES
Rachel Johnson | naacp.org | 2019-03-08
BALTIMORE — President and CEO of the NAACP Derrick Johnson issued the following statement regarding the Georgia State Senate's passage a bill this week that will further protect Confederate monuments, increase penalties for vandalism and prevent local governments from removing them: "The NAACP stands with its Georgia State Conference and branches in condemning the Georgia Senate's …
naacp.org/latest/naacps-responds-georgia…

A Federal Appeals Court Confirms That the Constitution Guarantees Immigrants Access to Courts
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-08
In a landmark decision, a federal appeals court struck down a law limiting judicial review of expedited removal orders as unconstitutional. | In a major decision on Thursday, a federal appeals court held that immigrants are entitled to seek judicial review of their "expedited removal" orders in federal court. This decision is a significant step towards ensuring that vulnerable asylum seekers and others will get a fair shot to prove their claims that our immigration laws and the U.S. Constitution guarantee. | Vijayakumar Th…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/deportat…

Ilhan Omar in Her Own Words: I Know What Hate Feels Like
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-08
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate. The vote was 407 to 23, with nearly two dozen Republicans voting against it. The vote capped a week of intense debate among congressional Democrats that began after some lawmakers accused Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of invoking anti-Semitic tropes while questioning U.S. foreign policy on Israel at an event last week. Omar said, "I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegianc…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/3/8/ilh…

Champion U.S. women's soccer team sues soccer federation for sexual discrimination
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-08
LOS ANGELES–The medal-winning U.S. women's soccer team may be repeat champions on the field, but they've been treated like chumps by the U.S. Soccer Federation. And now they've gone to court to prove it and to stop it. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on March 8–International Women's Day–all 28 …
peoplesworld.org/article/champion-u-s-wo…

It's Time to Tell the Truth: Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy Supports Ilhan Omar's Critique of Israel
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-08
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate, following a week of debate among congressional Democrats. The controversy began after some lawmakers accused Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of invoking anti-Semitic tropes while questioning U.S. foreign policy on Israel. The House leadership initially drafted a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in what was seen as a direct rebuke of Omar. But many progressive Democrats said Omar, one of the first two Muslim Congresswoman in U.S. history, wa…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/3/8/its…

ACT for America Tries To Distance Themselves From One of Their 'Most Influential Activists'
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-03-08
An ACT for America chapter leader made national headlines last week for a display at the West Virginia Capitol that appeared to equate Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/03/08/act-a…

Criticizing Israel isn't Anti-Semitic, Here's What Is
Sarah Gertler | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-08
Weeks ago, when the first accusations of anti-semitism were being leveled against Representative Ilhan Omar, I was deeply agitated. Not long ago I saw her address these accusations at a local town hall. She reminded the world that, as a Black Muslim woman in America, she knows what hate looks like — and spends her…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/08/criticizing-…

International Women's Day 2019: We have had enough of Trump and the war on women
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-08
Enough is enough. Trump, his administration, and his backers are waging war on women, and millions of women are making it clear that we are not going to be pushed backwards. From the massive Women's Marches, to the midterm elections, to the constant, everyday resistance, women are standing up against Trump's reactionary agenda. | Trump and his supporters in the Senate want to pack the Supreme Court and roll back reproductive rights, and they have gotten a start by appointing the drunken misogynist Brett Kavanaugh. Accompanying the administrations outrageous policy of placing immigrants in detention, Trump's Justi…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/8/international…

The People Progress Left Behind: Images from the 1960s American South
James Jeffrey | progressive.org | 2019-03-08
Born in deeply segregated Mississippi in the 1940s, photographer Doy Gorton grew up surrounded by what he describes as "legalized white supremacy."
progressive.org/dispatches/the-people-pr…

Trump: Democrats are 'anti-Israel,' 'anti-Jewish'
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-08
President Donald Trump has slammed the Democratic Party's supposed anti-Israel stance amid a row over Rep. Ilhan Omar's alleged anti-Semitic comments and a condemnation bill passed in response. | …
rt.com/usa/453354-trump-democrats-anti-j…

Grand jury indicts Jussie Smollett on 16 counts for faking 'racist & homophobic' attack on himself
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-08
Disgraced former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted by grand jury on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for lying to police and filing a fake police report about the 'hate crime' he staged against himself. | …
rt.com/usa/453376-jussie-smollett-felony…

'Grand alliance' threatens Venezuela
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-08
Capitalist party politics in the United States remains in turmoil. There are investigations into President Donald Trump's alleged collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 elections, and into his corrupt business practices on one side, and Trump's mobilisation of his white racist base on the other. Republicans and Democrats are at each other's throats. Factionalism exists in both parties. | It may seem surprising, then, that almost all Democratic members of Congress are joining with the likes of Donald Trump, Mike Pence, John Bolton and Elliot Abrams in support of the Washington-organised attempt to overthrow the g…
greenleft.org.au/content/%E2%80%98grand-alliance%E2%80%99-threatens-venezuela

Democrats push through resolution branding Rep. Omar's criticism of Israel as "anti-Semitic"
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-08
With this vote, the Democratic Party has joined with the Republicans and right-wing forces internationally in prosecuting a witch-hunt against a fabricated growth of "left-wing anti-Semitism."
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/…

Ilhan Omar in Her Own Words: I Know What Hate Feels Like
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-08
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate. The vote was 407 to 23, with nearly two dozen Republicans voting against it. The vote capped a week of intense debate among congressional Democrats that began after some lawmakers accused Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of invoking anti-Semitic tropes while questioning U.S. foreign policy on Israel at an event last week. Omar said, "I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegi…
truthout.org/video/ilhan-omar-in-her-own…

Maine mayor resigns after calling African Americans 'antiquated farm machinery'
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-08
Shane Bouchard, the Republican mayor of Lewiston, Maine, has resigned, after messages were leaked showing he exchanged racist jokes with a former lover. | …
rt.com/usa/453377-maine-mayor-racist-jok…

'If We Stop, the World Stops!': Hundreds of Thousands of Spanish Women Take to Streets for Feminist Strike
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-08
Hundreds of thousands of people across Spain marked International Women's Day on Friday with a "feminist strike," demanding stronger efforts to combat gender-based discrimination, pay gaps, and violence. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/08/if-we-s…

The worldwide struggle against fascism: a conversation with Nestor Kohan (Part 2)
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2019-03-07
An important Latin American political theorist argues that right-wing "internationalism" requires a leftist response that also reaches beyond national boundaries. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/07/the-worldwide-st…

Anti-Semitism vs. Anti-Zionism in France
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-07
Lawrence Davidson dismantles Macron's equation of apples and oranges. By Lawrence Davidson TothePointAnalysis.com We are at a new stage of the fight to realize Palestinian rights and free both Palestinians and Jews from the consequences of Zionist racism. There was… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/06/anti-semit…

Foreign Correspondent: What's Really Going on in Kashmir?
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-03-07
Kashmir–a long-contested region between India and Pakistan–is a spectacularly beautiful former tourist destination. But to live near the border these days means hunkering down in bomb shelters.
progressive.org/dispatches/foreign-corre…

The Government Is Detaining and Interrogating Journalists and Advocates at the US-Mexico Border
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-07
DHS created a list of people who were reporting on or working with the migrant caravan to flag for lengthy questioning at the U.S. border. | In what looks like a coordinated attack on constitutional rights, the U.S. government has reportedly been targeting journalists, activists, and lawyers working to raise awareness of issues facing migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. | On Wednesday, the NBC affiliate in San Diego revealed leaked docu…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/freedom-press/…

Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Policy Is Illegal Under International Law
Michelle Chen | thenation.com | 2019-03-07
Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Policy Is Illegal Under International Law…
thenation.com/article/trump-border-mexic…

Gab's Payment Processor Run by Felon
John Dougherty | splcenter.org | 2019-03-07
The CEO of a company providing online payment processing services for Gab.com pleaded guilty in 2007 to obtaining property by deception, passing bad checks and possessing false identification before later changing his middle and last names, records obtained by Hatewatch reveal.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/03/07/gabs-…

Keeping children out of Florida's adult criminal justice system would have positive economic impact, study says
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-07
If all children in Florida's adult criminal justice system were returned to the juvenile justice system, the added economic value would outweigh the costs, according to a study that was released today.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/07/keeping-ch…

SPLC joins civil rights groups in friend-of-the-court brief urging Supreme Court to uphold fair, non-partisan redistricting principles
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-07
The U.S. Supreme Court this month will hear oral arguments in two cases that will test the court's readiness to tackle the issue of partisan gerrymandering.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/07/splc-joins…

Cornel West on Bernie, Trump, and Racism
Deconstructed | theintercept.com | 2019-03-07
Taking a lesson from his 2016 loss to Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders is dedicating more time in his speeches to discussing systemic racism and discrimination. Will it be enough to win over black voters?
theintercept.com/2019/03/07/cornel-west-…

Kirstjen Nielsen Continues to Insist That There Is No Family Separation Policy
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-06
During her congressional testimony, Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen dodged questions about her department's vicious border policies. | Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified on Wednesday before the House Committee on Homeland Security, just days after the House passed a resolution to overturn President Trump's emergency declaration on the border wall. | Nielsen has helped Trump push lies and fabrications about the supposed security crisis at the border, when in fact the only crisis…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

Greg Grandin on "The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-06
As the Senate appears poised to pass a resolution to overturn President Trump's national emergency declaration to build a wall along the southern border, we speak with historian Greg Grandin about his new book, "The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America." Grandin writes in his book, "The wall might or might not be built. But even if it remains only in its phantasmagorical, budgetary stage, a perpetual negotiating chip between Congress and the White House, the promise of a two-thousand-mile-long, thirty-foot-high ribbon of concrete and steel running along the United States' s…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/3/6/gre…

As National Socialist Movement Falls Into Disarray, League of the South, Neo-Nazi Billy Roper Seek To Pick Off Members
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-06
After a black civil rights advocate took over the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM), Kynan Dutton had enough.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/03/06/natio…

SPLC statement on Florida Senate bill that would fund private school vouchers with public school money
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-06
The Florida Senate Education Committee today endorsed a proposal from Gov. Ron DeSantis that would take more taxpayer money away from public schools and give it to unregulated private schools.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/06/splc-state…

Ilhan Omar's Denunciation of Israel Lobby is Not Anti-Semitism — Phyllis Bennis
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-06
Democrats' resolution denouncing anti-Semitism is aimed at stopping criticism of Israel and at silencing a Black Muslim refugee woman who is not anti-Semitic — Phyllis Bennis joins Marc Steiner…
therealnews.com/stories/ilan-omars-denun…

Revolution in Venezuela: what is really happening?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-05
On February 23, Venezuela broke diplomatic and political relations with Colombia. In addition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gave the staff of the Colombian Embassy in Caracas 24 hours to leave Venezuela. At the same time, Venezuela temporarily closed three bridges on the border with Colombia. The decision was taken after it came to light that …
uwidata.com/2555-revolution-in-venezuela…

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