2019-03-12: Social Media Postees

Fascism by Another Name
Jacob Bacharach | truthdig.com | 2019-03-12
Americans have been easily buffaloed by an English accent ever since the upper crust of that little island started dropping their Rs to sound posh, and mediocre but quotable Brits first sought their fortunes upon our shores. We have no such excuse for David Frum, a Canadian immigrant who moved through a series of conservative publication sinecures, worked for George W. Bush, joined the American Enterprise Institute, got canned from the AEI because he wasn't mad enough about the Affordable Care Act, and bounced around on a number of projects before l…
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Western Press Still Guilty of Bias When Reporting on African Tragedy
Socrates Mbamalu | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
The racism inherent in Western media's reportage of African tragedy, such as the Ethiopian Airline disaster, once again shows how important it is for Africans to support their own media. | *** | Tragedy is a human experience that no one can …
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"I Know No One More Patriotic"
Daniel Ellsberg | zcomm.org | 2019-03-12
Daniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again…
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Florida legislators announce bill to ensure structurally sound schools for all students in the state
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-12
Florida state Rep. Anna Eskamani and Florida state Sen. Janet Cruz today announced legislation that would create uniform requirements to ensure that all Florida students can receive an education in school buildings that are structurally sound.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/12/florida-le…

Trump's New Budget Slashes Medicare and Bolsters Military in an "Attack on the Poor & Middle Class"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-12
President Trump is seeking $8.6 billion to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and an almost 5 percent increase in military spending. Meanwhile, Trump is calling for drastic cuts to domestic spending, including cutting $845 billion from Medicare spending over the next decade. Trump also wants to slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent and the Interior Department's budget by 14 percent. We speak with David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, and founder and editor of DCReport.org.
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/3/12/tr…

Venezuela's Prosecutor Probes Guaido over Electric Grid Attack
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-12
Venezuela's Attorney General Tareck William Saab said that his Venezuelan Public Ministry has started an investigation against Juan Guaido, the lawmaker of the country's National Assembly, which has been in contempt since 2016, over his alleged participation in the recent sabotage to the electric grid system in Venezuela. | The measure, which was reported to the Supreme Court of Justice, is meant to investigate whether the opposition lawmaker has acted as the mastermind behind the electric outage in the country that began last Thursday. | "We started a new investigation that joins the one that began on Jan. 2…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelas-Top-P…

A Different Perspective on the NFL's Robert Kraft
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2019-03-12
A Different Perspective on the NFL's Robert Kraft…
thenation.com/article/robert-kraft-nfl-p…

Budget cuts: Trump fiscal plan is a right-wing wish list
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-12
WASHINGTON–If proposed federal budgets are political documents–and they are then-President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal 2020, which starts Oct. 1 and ends just before next year's election, is a right-wing wish list, with a trillion dollars of red ink, tailored to appeal to his base. From $8.6 billion more for his racist Mexican Wall, to …
peoplesworld.org/article/budget-cuts-tru…

The "Museum of Communist Terror": Institute of historical falsification planned for London
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-12
The proponents of the museum hope to bury the popular appeal of socialism under a mountain of lies, to legitimate the far right and provide a spur to a devastating programme of social counterrevolution.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/…

What the Boycott of Manny's in the Mission Is All About
Margot Goldstein and Rachel Lederman | indybay.org | 2019-03-12
The Mission is a cornerstone of progressive San Francisco. Galería de la Raza, Eric Quezada Center, the Mission Cultural Center and Brava Theater represent Mission communities and are critical spaces for conversations that challenge racism, class inequities and gender oppression. These institutions' roots lie in black and brown, poor and working class, queer and community organizing communities essential to the Mission's character. Enter Manny's.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/11/1882185…

Fox News Condemns Host's Comments About Ilhan Omar
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-12
Host Jeannine Pirro said Omar may not support the US Constitution because she wears a hijab. (MEE) — Fox News has condemned recent comments by host Jeannine Pirro about US Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, which prompted accusations of racism and Islamophobia, as well as calls for Pirro to resign, over the weekend. Pirro, host of the Fox News show …

Fox News Condemns Host's Comments About Ilhan Omar

NAACP 110th Convention Mobilizing in Detroit
Aba Blankson | naacp.org | 2019-03-11
NAACP 110th Convention Mobilizing in Detroit Thousands Expected to Join in Setting NAACP 2020 Agenda Fighting Racism and Defending the Vote, Among Key Issues to be Discussed BALTIMORE (March 8, 2019) — The nation's foremost civil rights organization will kick off its 110th national convention on July 20-24, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. "In a country shaped by race relations, pollution and polarizing political struggles, Detroit stands out as the …
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"I Know No One More Patriotic": Daniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. Manning had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia's Eastern District to appear for questioning about her 2010 leak to WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of State Department and Pentagon documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Manning was imprisoned from 2010 to 2017 for the leak. President Obama commuted her sentence before he left office. We speak with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about the s…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/i_…

Journalists, Lawyers & Activists Targeted in Sweeping U.S. Intelligence Gathering Effort on Border
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
Newly revealed documents show the U.S. government created a secret database of activists and journalists who were documenting the Trump administration's efforts to thwart a caravan of migrants hoping to win asylum in the U.S. An investigation from San Diego's NBC 7 revealed the list was shared among Homeland Security Investigations, ICE, Customs and Border Protection and the FBI. It included the names of 10 journalists–seven of whom are U.S. citizens–along with nearly four dozen others listed as "organizers" or "instigators." House Democrats are now calling for the full disclosure of the government's…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/jo…

The Wrong Stuff: Peinovich Co-Host Fired From EMT Job After Racist Comments Fall Under Scrutiny
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-03-11
Alex McNabb, co-host of the hate podcast "The Daily Shoah," was fired from his job as an emergency medical technician (EMT) on Sunday, according to WSLS, a Roanoke, Virginia-based NBC affiliate.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/03/11/wrong…

SPLC statement on President Trump's plan to slash Medicaid spending
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-11
President Trump today proposed a $4.7 trillion budget that calls for increased spending on defense and for barriers along the Mexico border, but for greatly reduced spending on Medicaid.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/11/splc-state…

Crisis in Venezuela, India-Pakistan war, Syria
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-11
Venezuela In the center of the capital of Venezuela, a march of supporters of President Nicolas Maduro took place alongside protests by supporters of self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido who crossed the border back into the country on Monday. The republic has been experiencing periodic blackouts due to the failure of the automatic control system at …
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In Bid to Control Yemen Border Towns, Saudi Arabia Employs Deadly Airstrikes and Jihadi Militias
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-11
Saudi Arabia has taken to the pulpit in local mosques, airwaves, Facebook and Twitter, and local media to inflame sectarian tensions that previously did not exist in Yemen's border region.
mintpressnews.com/no-place-safe-saudis-a…

Greenwald: White House Spread False Story About Venezuela Burning Aid Trucks to Win Support for War
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
An investigation by The New York Times has found that several trucks carrying so-called humanitarian aid that were set ablaze during a showdown at the Colombia-Venezuela border last month were not caused by President Nicolás Maduro's forces, as was widely reported at the time by the media and Trump administration officials. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept. His latest piece is "NYT's Exposé on the Lies About Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media Spread Pro-War Propaganda."
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/gr…

Venezuela Opens Border Crossing with Colombia
teleSUR, trp-ML | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-11
The Venezuelan government announced the opening of a humanitarian corridor on its border with Colombia to allow passage for students who live one side but go to school in the other one, and for citizens that need medical attention. Beyond this, the rest of the border remains closed. | RELATED | Venezuela Denounces 2nd False Flag Operation at Colombia Border | The instruction to open the corridor was given by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and came into effect Monday at 5:…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Opens-…

Is the Trump Administration Reckless Enough to Turn the Cold War With Iran Into a Hot One?
Bob Dreyfuss | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-11
TomDispatch's Bob Dreyfuss asks: could military actions designed to be limited — say, a heightening of the Israeli bombing of Iranian forces inside Syria, or possible U.S. cross-border attacks from Iraq, or a clash between American and Iranian naval ships in the Persian Gulf — trigger a wider war?
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Constitution is supreme and above all the customs and beliefs: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Jipson John | mronline.org | 2019-03-11
In conversation with the Chief Minister who just completed 1,000 days in office | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/11/constitution-is-…

Intl Women's Day in Philippines: Unite and fight Filipino women's #1 enemy, the U.S.-Duterte regime
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-11
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following March 8 statement from MAKIBAKA (the Patriotic Movement of New Women), a revolutionary women's group in the Philippines. | On this historic day of women's collective actions becoming a worldwide force to be reckoned with, Filipino revolutionary women under the banner of Malayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (MAKIBAKA) continue the fierce tradition of strong women resisting and fighting along the line and program of the national democratic revolution against the semi-colonial and semi-feudal system. As we celebrate the International Women's Day, we recognize and…
http://www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/10/i…

Free Press Action and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Release Proposed 'Online Civil Rights and Privacy Act' to Combat Data Discrimination
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-11
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VIDEO: Inside the Decades-Long Republican Campaign to Suppress the Vote
Timothy Smith | thenation.com | 2019-03-11
VIDEO: Inside the Decades-Long Republican Campaign to Suppress the Vote…
thenation.com/article/video-voter-suppre…

The U.S. Targeted Journalists on the Border. Two Senators Want to Know Why
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-03-11
Sen. Ron Wyden and Chuck Grassley called on U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide a briefing on the border operations targeting journalists.
theintercept.com/2019/03/11/southern-us-…

Cuba: Electric Sabotage Against Venezuela is Terrorism
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-11
The government of Cuba has rejected and described as a terrorist act the attack on Venezuela's electricity system which occurred last Thursday. | In a statement, the government of the Cuban Revolution argues that the attack has been "aimed at damaging the defenseless population to use as a hostage in the unconventional war unleashed by the United States against the Venezuelan government." | Related: | Venezuela Opens Border Crossing with Colombia | In this context, it argues that it is an esca…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Electric-Sa…

Deal or no deal? Theresa May makes one final effort to save Brexit
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-11
LONDON–British Prime Minister Theresa May has less than 24 hours to get her Brexit deal finalized with the European Union before it's sent to a "meaningful vote" before Parliament tomorrow. Kicking off weekend negotiations, the EU unveiled a new concession aimed at resolving the Irish border issue which UK negotiators rejected, deadlocking talks as UK …
peoplesworld.org/article/deal-or-no-deal…

A GOP Bill in Georgia Would Jail Doctors Who Perform Abortions in a Post-Roe America
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-03-11
Five states have already passed a so-called trigger law, which would ban nearly all abortions if the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade.
theintercept.com/2019/03/11/roe-v-wade-a…

Trump cuts foreign aid spending, boosts border security, funds countering Russia in 2020 budget plan
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-11
President Donald Trump has announced his 2020 budget request. The $4.7 trillion funding plan cuts foreign aid and DC spending, and gives a boost to the military and border security, as well as to countering Russia's "influence." | …
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'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…

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…

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-…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
http://www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/8/in…

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…

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…

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 …
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'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

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…

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…

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-…

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