2019-04-19: News Headlines

Chris Wright (2019-04-19). The Coming of American Fascism, 1920—1940. globalresearch.ca One of the indefinitely many misfortunes of living in a society that values cultural artifacts inversely to their real human or intellectual worth is that brilliant works from the past, especially those with a left-wing slant, are forgotten. Or actively …

Staff (2019-04-19). Arsonists Leave Fascist Symbols at the Highlander Center. therealnews.com The Highlander Center has been at the heart of civil rights, labor, and poor people's struggles in this country for the last 87 years. Some people see this arson as an act of war…

Staff (2019-04-19). The Baltimore Uprising: Four Years Later. therealnews.com On Wednesday evening, Tawanda Jones stood with friends and family and told a crowd about her brother, Tyrone West, just as she has done every week since his death in July 2013. | She recounted how on July 18, 2013, West was stopped by Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers and Morgan State University police, pulled out of his car, grabbed, beaten, pepper-sprayed and tased—dead in police custody. | "That's what happened to my brother—modern day slavery, modern day lynching," Jones said. | Behind her, there used to be a Confederate statue—…

Joshua Cho (2019-04-19). Outlets Denounced as 'Enemies of People' Still Promote Trump's Anti-Immigrant Narratives. commondreams.org Washington Post depiction (3/27/19) of a "Border at 'Breaking Point'" (Photo: Sergio Flores). | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-19). Headlines for April 19, 2019. democracynow.org Mueller Report Shows No Trump-Russia Conspiracy But Leaves Open Question of Obstruction, Trump Admin to Spend $40 Million on New Immigration Detention Camps, Central American Migrants Claim Assault by Mexican Authorities, ACLU Warns of "Fascist Militia" Holding Migrant Border Crossers at Gunpoint, Nicaragua Bans Anti-Government Protests, Arresting Dozens, Mali's Government Resigns as Protesters Condemn Ethnic Violence, Sudan: Mass Protests Demand Civilian Rule After Omar al-Bashir's Ouster, Bangladeshi Teen Burned to Death After Reporting Sexual Assault, Saudi Court Suspends Hearing for 11 Women's Rights Activist…

Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis (2019-04-19). The Commune is the Supreme Expression of Participatory Democracy: A Conversation with Anacaona Marin of El Panal Commune. venezuelanalysis.com In this interview, VA talks with a member of the Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, an organization based in the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas that has worked to build one of Venezuela's flagship urban communes.

teleSUR (2019-04-19). Brazil Supreme Court Allows Lula to Give Interviews from Prison. telesurenglish.net The current President of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) Antonio Dias Toffoli is allowing former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva can provide media interviews. | RELATED: | French MEP Asks EU Council for Position on Lula's Situation | Lula's right to speak to the press was barred in September 2018 by Supreme Court Judge Luiz Fux who suspended the political prisoner's ability to give interviews that had been previously granted by former STF Justice Ricardo Lewandowski. Since then…

RT (2019-04-19). 'God Bless America' singer banned over 'racist' 1930s songs. rt.com Once described as "imperishable emblem of America," Kate Smith has been blacklisted by two major sports teams and her recording of 'God Bless America' pulled, on grounds that two of her other 1930s songs were racist and offensive.

WSWS (2019-04-19). Germany: SPD and Greens act as stooges for the far-right in Hamburg. wsws.org The coalition which controls the Hamburg Senate is acting as an extension of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) against anti-fascist students, teachers and parents.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-04-19). ACLU Demands Investigation Into Pro-Trump 'Fascist Militia' Unlawfully Detaining Migrants at Gunpoint. commondreams.org "The Trump administration's vile racism has emboldened white nationalists and fascists to flagrantly violate the law." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-18). "Militarized Capitalism": Trump Regime Hardliners Want Venezuela to Become Another Honduras. globalresearch.ca Under US installed rule, Honduras is Latin America's death squad capital. Anthropologist Adrienne Pine calls horrific abuses in the country "invisible genocide." | Other than active war theaters, Honduras is "the most violent country on the planet," she earlier said, its …

Matthew Longo (2019-04-18). 'Borderland Citizenship' Could Bring Justice to Both Sides of Trump's Wall. thenation.com Border dwellers in the US and Mexico are subject to two authorities. It's only fair to give them the cross-border rights and permissions to match.

Dr. Leon Tressell (2019-04-18). Freedom of the Press in Britain: Imprisoning Julian Assange, Arrest of Journalists in Northern Ireland. globalresearch.ca Britain is one of the worst countries in Western Europe for freedom of the press according to a global study by advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RWF). Britain is ranked 33rd out of 180 countries. | RWF pointed to a …

Arabi Souri (2019-04-18). Displaced Syrians Returning from Refugee Camps in Jordan. globalresearch.ca Displaced Syrians in refugee camps in Jordan continue to return to their country through Nassib — Jaber border crossing after their towns and villages were cleaned from the US-sponsored terrorists.. | Yesterday's batch of returning families was mostly of women and …

splcenter (2019-04-18). Stalking Mosques and Trading Information, Back Woods Survivalist Squad Merges Anti-Islam Fever With Militia Tactics. splcenter.org Back Woods Survivalist Squad (BWSS), a group of Patriot movement extremists, has been using Facebook to coordinate surveillance on mosques around the country, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.

Eliza Egret (2019-04-18). Palestinians urge us all to boycott Puma — a 'proud sponsor of Israeli apartheid'. thecanary.co Thursday 18 April is sports giant Puma's annual general meeting. But while the company's directors and investors celebrate annual growth, a Twitter-storm is taking … | Read more Palestinians urge us all to boycott Puma — a 'proud sponsor of Israeli apartheid' | By Eliza Egret

WSWS (2019-04-18). US attorney general orders denial of bond, indefinite detention of asylum seekers. wsws.org The action by William Barr overturns more than a decade of legal precedent and sets the stage for the criminalization of refugees seeking asylum.

Joshua Cho (2019-04-18). Outlets Denounced as 'Enemies of People' Still Promote Trump's Anti-Immigrant Narratives. fair.org by Joshua Cho If you keep up with all the various xenophobic "crises" and "threats" propagated by corporate media—depicting the United States as an overwhelmed nation, besieged by teeming swarms of scheming foreigners intent on stealing jobs and seizing scarce public benefits from across the southern border—you'll recall that the United States has apparently been …

Teresa Gutierrez (2019-04-17). Trump threatens more repression. workers.org On April 5, during a presidential visit to the southern border in Calexico, Calif., President Donald Trump told migrants and the world: "Our country is full. We can't take you anymore." Indeed, the U.S. is full: Full of s—t. More precisely, it is full of white supremacists in the White . . . | Continue reading Trump threatens more repression at Workers.org

Mike Brand, Claude Gatebuke (2019-04-17). What Have We Learned, 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide? thenation.com What Have We Learned, 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide?

ACLU (2019-04-17). There's No Such Thing as a Right Not to be Called a Nazi. aclu.org Gavin McInnes' attempt to silence those who have every right to call him out for his bigoted views should fall flat. | For years, Gavin McInnes has spewed bigoted views on everything from race and religion to gender and immigration. He has described a transgender person as "…

Akela Lacy (2019-04-17). National Republicans Bankrolled Lawyer for GOP Congressional Candidate Accused of Election Fraud. theintercept.com National Republicans picked up the tab for the legal defense of a North Carolina congressional candidate whose campaign illegally solicited and forged absentee ballots in the state's 9th District, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission. The attorney has been accused by the North Carolina State Board of Elections of improperly withholding documents that would help expose the fraud. | Financing the legal defense implicates national Republicans in the scandal, but it hasn't stopped them from exploiting it to push new voter suppression laws. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Hous…

Staff (2019-04-16). Steve Miller and the Nationalist Takeover of the White House. therealnews.com We are in a battle to stop white supremacy from seizing power, says TRNN contributor Jacqueline Luqman…

Ira Glunts (2019-04-16). Why Is This Seder Different From All Other Seders? dissidentvoice.org The idea of making a different type of seder came about because of my discomfort with a ceremony that in many ways glorifies many unattractive aspects of American Jewish culture and also serves as a justification for the Israeli dispossession and suppression of the Palestinian people and their culture. Passover now appears to me to …

Natascha Elena Uhlmann (2019-04-16). Empowering Border Patrol To Make Asylum Decisions Drastically Increases Danger For Immigrants. shadowproof.com Department of Homeland Security is placing migrants in harms way with plans to task Border Patrol with facilitating the early stages of the asylum process.

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-16). Passing the Parcel: The European Union and Refugees in the Mediterranean. dissidentvoice.org The modern UN Refugee Convention is now so flea-bitten it's been put out to the garbage tip of history. At least the enthusiastic fleas think so, given their conduct as political representatives across a range of parliaments keen on barbed wired borders and impenetrable defences. Across Europe, the issue of refugees arriving by sea — …

Emily Early, Staff Attorney, Economic Justice Project (2019-04-16). What the Supreme Court ruling could mean for civil asset forfeiture. splcenter.org As the U.S. Supreme Court pointed out on Feb. 20, the constitutional clause that protects Americans from having to pay "excessive fines" traces its lineage to the Magna Carta, which set forth certain rights in England more than 800 years ago.

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-15). Stop that Gucci and Prada Talk: Chinese and Russian People want to live too!! dissidentvoice.org I hear this again and again, whenever I speak in the West: "What kind of Communism is that in China? In all big cities, they have Prada and Gucci in every major department store." Western leftists are obsessed with this topic. They do not even realize how ridiculous, how racist their arguments actually are! China, …

unitedEditor (2019-04-15). Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran. uwidata.com Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2019-04-13). NAACP President Responds to President Trump's Islamophobic Tweet. naacp.org NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, released the following statement in response to President Trump's Islamophobic tweet: "Trump's recent tweet invokes painful memories to promote his racist agenda. This is maddening but not surprising for a President whose presidential campaign and presidency has been based on hate, xenophobia, and bigotry. The President needs to realize that his …

susan_p (2019-04-13). John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history. greenleft.org.au The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Noam Chomsky: We Must Confront the "Ultranationalist, Reactionary" Movements Growing Across Globe. democracynow.org On Thursday night, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. He looked back at the rise of fascism in the 20th century and the growing ultranationalist movements of today, from Brazil and the United States to Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. democracynow.org Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

United Nations (2019-04-12). Ebola not an international 'health emergency' but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency. un.org The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) "does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern", according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

United Nations (2019-04-12). Friday's Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of 'chaos' in Libya. un.org Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan's protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Pakistan; continued fighting in Libya's capital; and an update on Colombia's peace process.

Nick R. Martin (2019-04-12). Four Things to Know About Next Week's 'Patriotism Over Socialism' Rally in Arizona. splcenter.org A U.S. congressman and the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party are both listed as speakers at an event that will also be attended by multiple hate groups.

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-04-12). Suspect in Church Burnings Influenced by 'Black Metal' Music, Police Say, But Not All Black Metal is the Same. splcenter.org Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old man accused of burning three historically black churches in Louisiana, was influenced by "black metal," police say — a music genre sometimes tied to organized hate.

splcenter (2019-04-12). Weekend Read: Alabama's illegal – and deadly – prison system. splcenter.org We've been locked in a legal battle with the state of Alabama for the past five years over the sickening mistreatment of people in its prisons who have medical and mental health needs.

pip.hinman (2019-04-12). Refugee rights activists take aim at Liberals in Corangamite. greenleft.org.au The Combined Refugee Action Group (CRAG) launched its campaign to highlight the cruel treatment of refugees in the country's most marginal electorate, Corangamite, on April 7. | #ChooseFairnessAndDecency, which was launched at the Barwon Heads Bridge, is asking voters to consider "fair" and "decent" policies for asylum seekers asking Australia for protection and a chance to rebuild their lives. | CRAG's decision to campaign in Corangamite is aimed at adding pressure on Liberal MP Sarah Henderson, who holds the seat by a margin of 0.03% after last year's redistribution. | CRAG will be distributing its policy compa…

pip.hinman (2019-04-12). Single mother takes action against ParentsNext 'mission impossible'. greenleft.org.au Single mother of three Juanita McLaren lodged a complaint in the United Nations in March against the Australian government over its discrimination against single mothers. | McLaren is being supported by the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children which wants the parenting payments' scheme and the newly-introduced ParentsNext program to be held up to greater scrutiny. | Since 2012, single parents have been moved from the single parenting payment (now $384.25 a week) to the News…

pip.hinman (2019-04-12). Indian elections: the challenges of unseating a racist. greenleft.org.au Elections in India will take place from April 11 to May 23. Green Left Weekly's Susan Price spoke to Kavita Krishnan, a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI-ML) about their campaign to challenge Narendra Modi's far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. | In which seats is the CPI-ML fielding candidates? Are there opportunities for the left to coordinate efforts to defeat the BJP? | The CPI-ML is contesting 22 seats [across 10 states]: 4 in Bihar; 3 each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab; 2 each in West Bengal, Jharkand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu…

Rann Miller (2019-04-11). Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance. progressive.org The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to "prior problem behavior."

unitedEditor (2019-04-11). Julian Assange arrested in London… who is still safe? uwidata.com Ecuadorian authorities revoked Julian Assange's asylum and then allowed police to arrest him inside the country's London embassy. The founder of WikiLeaks was detained inside the embassy on Thursday, with seven men dragging him out of the building and into police custody. The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa has already condemned current president Lenin …

Nick R. Martin (2019-04-10). Vicious Facebook Posts and the Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar. splcenter.org About three-and-a-half years ago, a man named Patrick Carlineo joined a brand-new Facebook group called "No Syrian refugees for NY."

Joe Tache (2019-04-10). BDS organizers say 'don't dance with apartheid' in Boston. liberationnews.org BDS organizers picket Israeli dance troupe.

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-04-10). White Supremacist Chris Cantwell Takes Hiatus to Avoid 'Another Crying Nazi Moment'. splcenter.org Christopher Cantwell, a prolific white supremacist radio host, put his broadcasting work on hiatus, citing "serious personal problems" as the reason behind his decision in a post on his website.

splcenter (2019-04-10). Cuban men thrown into Louisiana prisons despite legal asylum requests. splcenter.org Suicide. Self-harm. Medical neglect. Isolated in segregation. Quarantined and left without legal counsel.

splcenter (2019-04-09). SPLC launches digital initiative to promote honest discussion of Confederate history. splcenter.org The SPLC launched a digital initiative this month that seeks to correct the false narratives of the "Lost Cause" mythology, which idolizes people who fought against the United States in order to preserve slavery.

Rachel Domond, residente de Roxbury (2019-04-08). La violencia contra las mujeres negras: aprendiendo de feministas socialistas negras. liberationnews.org Solo mediante un movimiento socialista revolucionario anti-sexista, antirracista lograremos las mujeres negras nuestra liberación colectiva; °Un futuro libre de explotación y violencia!

splcenter (2019-04-08). Judge temporarily blocks Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico. splcenter.org A federal judge today ordered the Trump administration to immediately stop forcing asylum seekers to return to Mexico and wait there for their hearings in immigration court.

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