2019-04-08: News Headlines

STAFF (2019-04-08). The One Word the Mainstream Media Maddeningly Refuses to Use. truthdig.com No matter how egregious the remarks or transparent the speaker's motivations, the press cannot bring itself to call out racism by its name.

Prabhat Patnaik (2019-04-08). Shadow of fascism. mronline.org In its attack on civil liberties, its restructuring of the State to effect an acute centralization of power, and its pervasive purveyance of fear, the Modi years resemble Indira Gandhi's Emergency. But the resemblance stops there. In fact the two differ fundamentally in several ways. | Source

John Feffer (2019-04-08). Trump and the Global Rise of the Christian Right. counterpunch.org Trump a representative of God? During the 2016 presidential campaign, evangelical Christians voted in large numbers for Trump not because of his religious convictions but despite his lack of them. They viewed Trump as an imperfect vehicle for God's will, which was presumably expressing itself about the composition of the Supreme Court, government funding for abortion, and the eroding wall between church and state. More

John Wojcik (2019-04-08). Trump trying to launch a massive new child separation program. peoplesworld.org According to NBC News, President Trump has been scheming for some time now to launch a new family separation program to use against people coming across the country's southern border. The network attributes the information to three officials involved with White House meetings. The reports say that Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen was opposed to the …

James Phillips (2019-04-08). Pardon the Confusion! Aid to Central America and the "Crisis" at the Border. counterpunch.org The Trump Administration says there is a crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico. The President is frustrated with the governments of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador because they have not done enough to stop emigration from their countries, despite U.S. aid. The State Department announced that it will stop some U.S. aid to these countries. News reports indicate that the aid to be cut is economic and humanitarian, but that "security"aid (to police and military) will be maintained. In fact, just before the State Department announcement, the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary signed a joint agreement with the gover…

Howard Lisnoff (2019-04-08). The Political Left is Bigger Than Imagined: Ask the Feds. counterpunch.org There has always been official disdain for the political left in the U.S. The suppression of left movements began with the Palmer raids of 1919-1920 in the First Red Scare. Anarchists were deported in a manner similar to the removal of immigrants from the U.S. today, some of whom committed only minor offenses, and some of whom More

W. T. Whitney (2019-04-08). The Burning of Highlander Center: a Fascist-like Attack. counterpunch.org The deadly racist spree in Charlottesville in 2017 and the killing of 11 congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg in 2018 were fire bells in the night. Another rang out in New Market, Tennessee on March 29 as the main building at the Highlander Research and Education Center burned to the ground, More

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-08). Trump Sacks DHS Secretary Nielsen. globalresearch.ca The USA Patriot Act was written months before 9/11, kept on the shelf, ready to be enacted into law following the mother of all false flags. | Numerous other police state laws, executive orders, presidential and homeland security directives, congressional authorization …

Keith Harmon Snow (2019-04-08). Rwanda: 25 Years On, U.S. Taxpayers Paying Millions for Homeland Security's Sham 'Genocide Fugitive' Trials in Boston. globalresearch.ca On 6 April 1994, the Hutu presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, their top military staff and six French crew members were assassinated when surface-to-air missiles shot down the Rwandan presidential jet on approach to Kigali airport. It is now well …

Oscar Grenfell (2019-04-08). Assange Faces Ongoing Threats at Ecuador's London Embassy. globalresearch.ca Over the weekend, the Ecuadorian government issued a statement denying that it was going to "imminently" expel Julian Assange from its London embassy. This followed mounting opposition to its threats to terminate the WikiLeaks founder's political asylum, including from United …

Mark Taliano (2019-04-08). ISIS/Al Qaeda in the Middle East and Ukraine's "Neo-Nazis": Two Sides of the Imperial Coin. globalresearch.ca Western-supported ISIS/al Qaeda and western-supported neo-Nazis are two sides to the same Imperial coin. | They are the product of the West's moral degradation, its disdain for international law, and its anti-Life core. A rotten apple by any measure. | Imperial strategies …

United Nations (2019-04-08). Praising Roma's contributions in Europe, UN expert urges end to rising intolerance and hate speech. un.org An independent United Nations expert called on Monday for immediate action to end discrimination and combat racist rhetoric against Roma, Europe's largest minority group.

STAFF (2019-04-08). Secret Service Director Out in Latest White House Shake-Up. truthdig.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday she still shares President Donald Trump's goal of securing the Mexican border, a day after she resigned as Homeland Security secretary amid Trump's frustration and bitterness over a spike in Central American migration. | At the same time, the White House announced Monday that Trump was replacing Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles, the latest development in the shake-up in the upper echelon of Nielsen's department. Alles' departure, to be replaced by career Secret Service official James Murray, is unrelated to Nielsen's resignation, according to admini…

ACLU (2019-04-08). Kirstjen Nielsen's Brutal and Calamitous Leadership of the Department of Homeland Security Comes to an End. aclu.org She implemented some of the Trump administration's most vicious policies and repeatedly violated the law. | Late yesterday, President Trump announced that Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Trump said that Kevin McAleenan, the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will serve as Acting Secretary. | Nielsen's tenure as head of one of the country's largest government agencies was a humanitarian catastrophe, consistently showing a clear disregard for civil rights and people's lives. Indeed, just over a week prior to her resignation, CBP age…

Mike Whitney (2019-04-08). Trump's Neocons See Erdogan as Their Ticket to a Region-Wide Middle East War. globalresearch.ca Turkish troops and armored units are massed along Turkey's southern border awaiting orders to invade northern Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to clear a ten mile-deep swath of land east of the Euphrates River in order to remove …

WSWS (2019-04-08). Assange faces ongoing threats at Ecuador's London embassy. wsws.org While the Ecuadorian government denied that Assange would be "imminently" expelled from the embassy, it did not dispute that plans had been afoot to terminate his political asylum.

WSWS (2019-04-08). University of Arizona students arrested for protesting Border Patrol agents. wsws.org In Arizona, a Class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by up to six months in jail and three years' probation, along with a $2,500 fine plus surcharges.

WSWS (2019-04-08). New Zealand fascist killer appears in court. wsws.org The push for Brenton Tarrant not to face terrorism charges is part of efforts to suppress discussion about the political motivations behind the March 15 massacre.

IYSSE (2019-04-08). The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It. indybay.org UC Berkeley Moffitt Library | Room 101 | 350 Moffitt Library, Berkeley CA 94720…

Aram Mirzaei (2019-04-08). Jundallah: the US-backed Salafi Terrorists Operating in Iran. mintpressnews.com While terrorism is a phenomenon most of us have come in touch with during our lifetime, much of the coverage is shadowed by terrorism in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, where US-backed terrorist groups have wreaked havoc in devastating the wars that have plagued these countries. | Nonetheless, terrorism is widespread across the region, even in Iran. Due to Iran's relatively strong internal stability, terrorist groups have been unable to catch major headlines in the Islamic Republic as terrorist groups often conduct hit and run attacks or the occasional kidnappings of young drafted border guards and…

David Giesen (2019-04-08). (Room &) Board Dan Hoyle's "Border People": a walking tour. indybay.org the American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason St. | San Francisco | (meet in the lobby)…

WSWS (2019-04-08). US Homeland Security chief forced out as anti-immigrant crackdown looms. wsws.org Trump advisor Stephen Miller is orchestrating a right-wing takeover of the federal deportation apparatus with the support of a network of fascist Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and border patrol officers.

United Nations (2019-04-07). 25 years on from genocide against the Tutsi, UN Chief warns of 'dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance'. un.org In a message to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed, UN chief António Guterres has warned of dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance in many parts of the world.

Fight Back (2019-04-07). ILPS condemns Duterte for slander and intimidation. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following April 5 statement from Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle. | The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), which I represent as Chairperson of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC), hereby condemns in the strongest terms the attempt of the notorious Duterte regime to slander the ILPS and misrepresent it as the international network and International Department of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) for the purpose of intimidating the legal and patriotic and progressive organizations of Filipi…

Robert Mackey (2019-04-07). Donald Trump, Not Ilhan Omar, Accused American Jews of Dual Loyalty. theintercept.com Addressing American Jews on Saturday in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump casually invoked the anti-Semitic trope of dual loyalty by referring to Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, as "your prime minister."Donald Trump referred to Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, as "your prime minister" in an address to a group of Jewish-American supporters on Saturday in Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/w2TXPkDBNn | — Robert Mackey (@RobertMackey) April 7, 2019 | Given that Trump was speaking…

WSWS (2019-04-06). Trump visits border to step up attack on immigrants. wsws.org Trump's visit took place two days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 280 immigrant workers in a raid on an electronics plant in Texas.

WSWS (2019-04-06). Supporters oppose eviction of Julian Assange outside London's Ecuadorian embassy. wsws.org Defenders of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gathered outside the Ecuadorian embassy in central London yesterday, after a warning that he faces eviction from the building where he sought political asylum in 2012 "within hours to days."

WSWS (2019-04-06). Defend Julian Assange! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party (Australia) condemns the stepped-up preparations to expel Julian Assange from London's Ecuadorian embassy and to force him into the custody of the British police. WikiLeaks reported today that it has information, from a source in the Ecuadorian state, that Assange's eviction from the building, where he sought asylum in 2012, will occur "within hours or days."

WSWS (2019-04-06). UN Special Rapporteur: US extradition of Assange would be violation of international law. wsws.org The Ecuadorian regime, and its co-conspirators in the British and US governments, are engaged in a sordid and illegal conspiracy to terminate the political asylum of the WikiLeaks founder.

Liliana Segura (2019-04-06). When It Comes to the Death Penalty, the Supreme Court Legalized Torture Long Ago. theintercept.com Months before the U.S. Supreme Court sparked fresh outrage over the death penalty by upholding the planned execution of a man who risks drowning in his own blood, Justice Stephen Breyer invited Missouri Solicitor General D. John Sauer to consider the matter "as a person rather than a lawyer." | It was November 2018. Oral arguments in Bucklew v. Precythe were about halfway done. The issue at hand: Russell Bucklew, condemned to die for a murder and rape committed in 1996, suffered from a rare medical condition calle…

Keith Harmon Snow (2019-04-05). Rwanda: 25 Years on, U.S. Taxpayers Paying Millions for Homeland Security's Sham 'Genocide Fugitive' Trials in Boston. dissidentvoice.org April 6, 1994 — April 6, 2019 On 6 April 1994, the Hutu presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, their top military staff and six French crew members were assassinated when surface-to-air missiles shot down the Rwandan presidential jet on approach to Kigali airport. It is now well established that the assassination plot that decapitated the …

Steve Sweeney (2019-04-05). Turkey's Communist Mayor blocked from taking office. peoplesworld.org Turkish election authorities moved to block Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) candidate Mehmet Fatih Macoglu from taking office as mayor of Dersim today on "security" grounds. The Supreme Election Board (YSK) did not give any explanation for the decision which it said was based on the "security problem today." Mr. Macoglu said: "No explanation was …

Frank Lara (2019-04-05). Trump visits Calexico. liberationnews.org Trump, anointed El Trompa by many of us Spanish-speakers, visited the small border town of Calexico, California April 5.

STAFF (2019-04-05). Robert Reich: Closing the Border to Mexico is "Insane" therealnews.com $1.5 billion dollars per day cross the US-Mexico border and closing it, as Trump has proposed (and recently backtracked), would be "cataclysmic," says former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, whom Laura Carlsen interviewed in Mexico…

Fight Back (2019-04-05). U.S.-Mexico border delegation hears from immigrant women stuck in Nogales, tours border wall and Sonoran Desert. fightbacknews.org Nogales, Sonora, Mexico – The second day of the Legalization for All Network delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border on March 31 was intense and emotional. The delegation divided into three groups for the day, which allowed them to gain a wider range of experiences. | One group of delegation members crossed the U.S.-Mexico border into Nogales to visit the organization HEPAC (Hogar de Esperanza y Paz – Home of Hope and Peace) and hear testimonies from women fleeing horrific situations and trying to seek asylum in the U.S. Another group accompanied the humanitarian organization Tucson Samaritans deep into the Arizona…

Nancy Mendoza (2019-04-05). Dear Haters, The Canary isn't antisemitic, you just don't like our politics. thecanary.co I'm a co-founder of The Canary and I'm a Jew, firmly opposed to antisemitism. I am not, however, a political Zionist. There, I've said … | Read more Dear Haters, The Canary isn't antisemitic, you just don't like our politics | By Nancy Mendoza

Fight Back (2019-04-05). Tampa Bay students rally against Trump's wall and demand protections for undocumented students. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a rally April 3 to stand against the U.S.-Mexico border wall and demand protections for immigrant students at the University of South Florida (USF). One of these protections is non-deputization of campus police to enforce immigration policy. The event featured a mock border wall, symbolizing the recent attacks on immigrants by the U.S. government. | "USF needs to stand by its undocumented and immigrant students to make its claims of diversity true. USF has to become noncompliant with federal agencies like the Department of Homeland…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-05). Headlines for April 5, 2019. democracynow.org Congress Approves Resolution to End U.S. Support for War on Yemen, Report Blames Ethiopian Crash on Boeing 737 MAX Software Failure, Boeing CEO Apologizes for Crashes That Killed 346 People, Trump Threatens Mexico with Auto Tariffs over Migration, Migrants Say Mexico Is Denying Humanitarian Visas Under U.S. Pressure, 280 Arrested in Texas ICE Raid as Trump Heads to Border, Rogue Libyan General Advances on Tripoli, Mozambique Faces Food Emergency as Cholera Cases Mount, House Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act Over NRA Objections, Trump to Nominate Herman Cain to Federal Reserve Board, Trump Pushed for Speedy…

United Nations (2019-04-05). Venezuelans brave torrential border river, face exploitation, abuse — UN urges greater protection. un.org Noting that the Venezuela refugee crisis will leave some 1.1 million children, returnees and people in-transit lacking protection and basic services across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2019, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) called on regional Governments to uphold their rights and protect unaccompanied, undocumented children.

Michael Edison Hayden, Intelligence Project (2019-04-05). Twitter locked me out of my account for reporting on extremists. splcenter.org Twitter temporarily suspended my account this week after I posted a tweet that opposed far-right extremism.

RT (2019-04-05). Horn or bump? Pro-Palestinian poster at Columbia University sparks accusations of anti-Semitism. rt.com Some questions have no right answer. Blue dress or white? Yanny or Laurel? Is an oddity on an Israeli soldier's helmet a horn from medieval anti-Semitic propaganda, or a cartoonish bump left by a spray can? Take your pick.

RT (2019-04-05). 'Our country is full': Trump vows more troops at border on visit to wall in California (VIDEO). rt.com Visiting the US-Mexico border in Calexico, California, President Donald Trump declared America "full" and repeated that illegal crossings constituted an emergency, vowing to send more troops to the border and build the wall.

susan_p (2019-04-05). Venezuela: Guaido stripped of immunity, protest erupt over blackouts. greenleft.org.au Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC) has lifted self-declared "interim president" Juan Guaido's parliamentary immunity, opening the door for criminal charges to be brought against him. | The unanimous April 2 decision came following a request from the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) and included an "authorisation" to continue investigations into the parliamentary deputy and president of the National Assembly. | The ANC based its move on article 200 of Venezuela's constitution, which gives the TSJ the unique power to overrule parliamentarian…

Robert Mackey (2019-04-05). Trump's Rhetoric Echoes Nazi Germany, Beto O'Rourke Says, Accurately. theintercept.com President Donald Trump's defenders professed outrage on Friday at comments from Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate, who accurately observed that the president's rhetoric on immigrants would not have been out of place in Nazi Germany. | Speaking at two campaign events in Iowa, O'Rourke said that Trump's policy of separating the children of asylum-seekers from their parents as they cross the border, "follows the rhetoric of a president who not only describes immigrants as rapists and criminals, but as animals and an infestation.

Ben Norton (2019-04-04). Syria War Lobby that Hosted Genocide Advocate Campaigns to Censor Book Exposing Its Operations. thegrayzone.com Neocon-backed pro-war lobby group the Syrian American Council pressured the independent DC bookstore Politics and Prose to "postpone" an event…

Steven Parfitt (2019-04-04). A new unionism for the twenty-first century. mronline.org As we contemplate the ongoing decline of British trade unions, and as Americans consider their next move after the Supreme Court's Janus vs AFSME decision, the the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) and United Voices of the World (UVW) point towards an alternative way of organising, fighting—and winning. | Source

Ron Ridenour (2019-04-04). Surpassing US Military Supremacy. dissidentvoice.org When I first heard of Andrei Martyanov, I was skeptical about his intentions. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR, 1963, he became a naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues. He took part in conflicts in the Caucasus. In mid-1990s, he moved to the US for reasons unstated in print. He currently works …

unitedEditor (2019-04-04). ´Energy Dominance ª: Washington's Path to Geopolitical Supremacy. uwidata.com Nord Stream II: Europe — Russia Cooperation In April 2017, five European companies and the Russian State Oil Company, Gazprom, signed an Earth shaking ‚Ǩ9.5 billion agreement. It was a vow to finance the expansion of the Nord Stream gas pipeline into Europe, providing dirt cheap natural gas to the continent — courtesy of …

Naomi LaChance (2019-04-04). Corporate Media More Worried About Avocado Toast Than Human Lives. fair.org The New York Times ( 4/1/19) describes the impact that closing the southern border would have on "American manufacturers," "grocery shoppers and farmers," "business owners," "border residents" and, finally—in the last two paragraphs of a 33-paragraph story—on "migrants." | Trump's border policies display zero regard for human rights, but for several news outlets, as Trump foments xenophobia, what's at stake is brunch.

ACLU (2019-04-04). We Are Fighting Maricopa County's Rampant Prosecutorial Misconduct. aclu.org The Arizona Supreme Court has a chance to address the way prosecutors use and abuse their power and hold them accountable. | The Arizona Supreme Court will soon consider the misconduct of one of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's top prosecutors: Juan Martinez. Martinez gained national notoriety when he prosecuted Jodi Arias for murder in 2008, but his aggressive and often unethical conduct was well-known in Arizona well before then…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *