2019-05-20: Social Media Postees

Plea Deal in Arson-Murder Case of Israeli Settlers Epitomizes Apartheid "Justice"
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-20
The miscarriage of justice in the case of Israeli settlers in the Duma arson-murders, in which an entire family was burned to death, epitomizes Israel's Apartheid "Justice" system.
mintpressnews.com/plea-deal-in-arson-mur…

The Dead Don't Die: They March to War
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-20
Hysteria reigns supreme. As in the new Jim Jarmusch movie, The Dead Don't Die, The Return of the Living Neocon Dead, in a trashy rerun of the lead-up to Shock and Awe in 2003, keeps orchestrating the zombie march….
globalresearch.ca/dead-dont-die-they-mar…

Alabama's Abortion Ban Is a Political Stunt That Will Cost Its Taxpayers
aclu.org | 2019-05-20
The draconian law is a flagrantly unconstitutional attack on more than 40 years of established Supreme Court precedent. | This piece originally appeared at the Alabama Political Reporter. | For years, the Alabama legislature has been passing laws that push abortion out of reach. Now politicians have finally shown their true colors and are trying to ban abortion outright. | On Wednesday, Governor Ivey signed H.B. 314 — one of the most extreme attacks on the ri…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/abort…

Why Fascists Storm Bookstores
Elizabeth King | thenation.com | 2019-05-20
Why Fascists Storm Bookstores…
thenation.com/article/bookstore-violence…

Trump Appointees Refuse to Say They Support Brown v. Board of Education
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-20
65 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 to end school segregation. Now Trump's appointees to the federal bench and Department of Justice refuse to say they support it. What does the future hold?
therealnews.com/stories/trump-appointees…

Supreme Court justices battle over execution delays
wsws.org | 2019-05-20
In opinions last week, the three most extreme right-wing Supreme Court justices lashed out at two fellow members of the five-vote right-wing bloc.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/…

Ukraine's New President Announces Dissolution of Parliament
plenglish.com | 2019-05-20
Kiev, May 20 (Prensa Latina) New Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announced Monday the dissolution of the unicameral Ukrainian Supreme Rada (parliament) and promised to do everything possible to achieve peace in the rebel region of Donbass.
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&…

They're Just About Ready to Destroy Roe v. Wade
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-20
Militarism, consumerism, and racism have drawn alongside, and even to, misogyny and anti-immigrant hate. The juggernaut of greed, power, and hate may be impossible to stop at this point in U.S. history. Those of goodwill have been fighting the good fight against these regressive forces for decades. When the Vietnam War ended, only a brief…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/20/theyre-just-…

Europe's Striking Climate Kids Show How to Defeat the Far Right
Paul Hockenos | thenation.com | 2019-05-20
Europe's Striking Climate Kids Show How to Defeat the Far Right…
thenation.com/article/europe-climate-kid…

The Women Of Alabama
Lloyd Hart | indybay.org | 2019-05-20
The KKK wet dream going on in Alabama can be traced back to the arrest and conviction of Governor Donald Eugene Siegelman.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/17/1882347…

Can It Happen Here?
Laura Flanders | commondreams.org | 2019-05-20
Neo-Nazi protestors organized by the National Socialist Movement demonstrate near where the grand opening ceremonies were held for the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center April 19, 2009 in Skokie, Illinois. About 20 protestors greeted those who left the event with white power salutes and chants. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Racist Voter Suppression Made Alabama's Abortion Ban Possible
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-20
I was devastated when I saw the news that Alabama passed a near-total abortion ban set to take effect in six months if not challenged. My husband is from Alabama, and it's a place I've come to love as well. Yet it's impossible not to consider how different our lives would be right now if the difficult pregnancy I experienced at the beginning of our romantic relationship had happened in his home state instead of my own, New York. | A little less than six years ago, I found myself excitedly holding a positive pregnancy test. Though the timing was sooner than expected, we were fortunate to have the emotional and…
truthout.org/articles/racist-voter-suppr…

Fascist trends in Santa Cruz Government
Elise Casby | indybay.org | 2019-05-20
Activists and myself using the derogatory gesture of the nazi salutes were focused on and reported in the conservative and reactionary paper, The Santa Cruz Sentinel by writer, Jessica York on May 15, 2019. As usual the focus was on the graphic gesture and not the fact that public comment and other forms of democratic participation are dwindling over the years as each mayor, now Martine Watkins takes up the mantle of repression.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/16/1882346…

Chelsea Manning Returned to Prison; Illegal Arrests of Embassy Protectors
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-05-20
On the same day, May 16, 2019, the remaining 4 Venezuelan Embassy Protectors were falsely arrested by US police who illegally entered the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C. and Chelsea Manning was returned to prison as a political prisoner for refusing to cooperate with the witchhunting grand jury, and this time, the reactionary Judge Anthony Trenga added the threat of daily fines of up to $500 a day after 30 days and rising to $1000 a day after 60 days. We heard not a peep of opposition to these reactionary actions by Nazi Trump from the Democratic Party candidates for president.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/17/1882346…

Border Patrol Museum Demonstrators Targeted In Crackdown On Immigrant Rights Protests
Will Parrish | shadowproof.com | 2019-05-20
Four activists turned themselves in to El Paso police on May 13 after the police issued warrants for their arrest related to a nonviolent demonstration inside a United States Border Patrol museum.
shadowproof.com/2019/05/20/border-patrol…

The war on women is still on
Antonia Zerbisias | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-20
On Wednesday, in the wake of the majority vote by 25 white Republican men in the senate of one of the most impoverished states in the U.S., #AlabamaAbortionBan was trending both south and north of the Canadian border. | Also trending, #Talabama. | That's because the Alabama abortion | ban is one of the most draconian revocations of women's rights since | women won the vote, a ban tha…
nationofchange.org/2019/05/20/the-war-on…

John Lanchester's Eerily Resonant Novel About Borders and Rising Sea Levels
Laila Lalami | thenation.com | 2019-05-20
John Lanchester's Eerily Resonant Novel About Borders and Rising Sea Levels…
thenation.com/article/john-lanchester-th…

DNA pilot tests show 30% of migrants stopped at US border not related to 'their' kids – report
rt.com | 2019-05-20
DNA tests of migrant children arrested at the US-Mexico border with their families have revealed the minors were not related to the adults accompanying them, the US media have reported. | …
rt.com/usa/459789-us-migrants-dna-test/

New Abortion Laws 'Go Against Common Sense'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-19
Conservatives have launched a new attack on abortion rights, which go against both medical science and common sense, says Anoa Changa, but the point is to bring the issue to the new conservative Supreme Court majority…
therealnews.com/stories/new-abortion-law…

Tweet now to counter Israel's apartheid Eurovision final
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-05-18
Tweet now to counter Israel's apartheid Eurovision final : Action Alert | | Eurovision is being broadcast from apartheid Tel Aviv right now- join us to counter it | May 18, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
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And the winner of Eurovision in apartheid Tel Aviv is
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-05-18
And the winner of Eurovision in apartheid Tel Aviv is… : PACBI StatementMore than 150,000 people, hundreds of artists and over 100 LGBT+ organizations joined our calls to boycott Eurovision 2019 | Cultural Boycott Boycott Eurovision 2019May 18, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
bdsmovement.net/eurovision-winner

'Liberal supremacy threat'? Candace Owens' Facebook ban & unban triggers online fury
rt.com | 2019-05-18
Conservative gadfly Candace Owens caught the wrong end of Facebook's ban hammer for questioning the threat posed by white supremacy compared to liberal policies. Though the ban was quickly reversed, reactions online were fiery. | …
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A Vigilante Militia Defends an Imaginary Border
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-05-18
"Is that what we think it is?" gasped a woman on the Patriot Caravan. The MAGA- and Trump-hatted group of about 25 people were on a walking tour of the U.S.-Mexico border in the desert near El Paso, Texas. It was led by a large, garrulous man named Jim Benvie, a member of the Guardian Patriots, which used to be the United Constitutional Patriots, or UCP. | "Oh sh … It might be the coyotes bringing them in!" said another woman. | "It is what you think it is," said Benvie. As he lectured about immigrants invading America to the caravan members and the livestream audience on his phone, Benvie gazed south, past par…
theintercept.com/2019/05/18/border-milit…

One million take to the streets against education cuts, austerity in Brazil
wsws.org | 2019-05-18
The powerful demonstrations by teachers and students in over 200 cities targeted both fascistic President Bolsonaro and Workers Party (PT) state governors.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/…

Far right winning the social media war
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-17
A decade ago the left believed that it could use social media to outflank the established mass media. But it is the far right that now dominates social media. | Two recent events have focused attention on extreme right social media. The shooter in the Christchurch massacre was an addict of white supremacist message boards on platforms like Reddit and 4Chan. Like the alt-right platform Gab, these noticeboards are filled with overt racism, homophobia, misogyny and Hitler worship. | A very different sort of hard-right social media fuels Vox, the Spanish neo-fascist party that won 13% of the vote in the April general…
greenleft.org.au/content/far-right-winning-social-media-war

Brian Eno on Eurovision in Israel
Pablo Navarrete | thecanary.co | 2019-05-17
Musician Brian Eno explains why Israel hosting Eurovision is a propaganda coup for the apartheid state. | By Pablo Navarrete…
thecanary.co/video/2019/05/17/brian-eno-on-eurovision-in-israel/

Tamil genocide remembered, deportation opposed
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-17
More than 100 people attended a rally called by the Tamil Refugee Council on May 15. The rally combined a commemoration of the genocidal massacre of Tamils in Sri Lanka 10 years ago with opposition to the imminent deportation of a Tamil refugee family to Sri Lanka following the rejection of their appeal to the High Court. | In May 2009 tens of thousands of Tamil civilians died when the Sri Lankan army and air force bombarded them during the final weeks of the war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The LTTE were fighting for an independent Tamil homeland in the north and ea…
greenleft.org.au/content/tamil-genocide-remembered-deportation-opposed

Madonna accused of 'supporting murder and genocide' as she defends Eurovision gig
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-05-17
Palestinian activists have responded to Madonna's insistence that she'll go ahead with her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest. One accused her of 'supporting murder and genocide'. | The show must go on?: | The singer has stated that she'll not allow peo…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/05/17/madonna-accused-of-supporting-murder-and-genocide-as-she-defends-eurovision-gig/

White Shadow: David Duke's Lasting Influence on American White Supremacy
splcenter.org | 2019-05-17
For a failed perennial candidate, David Duke is casting a long political shadow.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/05/17/white…

What Does a Post-Roe America Look Like? As Anti-Choice Laws Multiply, Many Already Are Living In It
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-17
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer issued what many considered a dire warning from the bench this week, implying that Roe v. Wade — the landmark ruling that recognizes the constitutional right to an abortion — is in danger. He wrote the comments in a dissent for an unrelated case in which the court voted to overturn a 40 year-old precedent. Breyer wrote "Today's decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the Court will overrule next." We speak to journalist Robin Marty about what a post-Roe America would look like, and how many people are already cut off from abortion access across the countr…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/5/17/wh…

Immigrant Activists Maru Mora-Villalpando & Ravi Ragbir Keep Speaking Out Despite Deportation Threat
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-17
President Trump has unveiled plans for a new, so-called "merit-based" immigration system that would prioritize "highly-skilled" and English-speaking workers, while further restricting asylum seekers and immigrants who have family living in the United States. Although no legislative details for the plan have been revealed, Trump's proposal is likely to hit a wall in Congress, where the Democratically-led House has repeatedly clashed with the Trump administration over immigration policy. Trump's immigration policies have led to dire conditions for asylum seekers to the U.S. On Wednesday, a two-and-a-half year-old m…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/5/17/im…

United States: Resisting Trump's attacks on migrants
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-17
Green Left Weekly's Jacob Andrewartha and Zane Alcorn spoke to Justin Akers Chacón, a Mexican-based, US immigrant rights activist, in Melbourne for the Marxism conference in April. | What can you tell us about the current situation in the US regarding immigration, particularly as we enter the second half of US President Donald Trump's term in office? | The situation is really dire in many ways. Trump has ratcheted up the attack on immigrants, including trying to prevent thousands of Central American asylum-seekers from even reaching the border where they could apply for asylum. | He has done this by essentially s…
greenleft.org.au/content/united-states-resisting-trump-attacks-migrants

Waiting for Your Asylum Number to Get Called
consortiumnews.com | 2019-05-17
Colonel Ann Wright reports on the life in limbo for people along the southern border who are applying for refuge in the U.S. By Ann Wright Roots Action The U.S.-Mexico border at the Pacific Ocean is composed of two very… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/05/17/waiting-fo…

Modern Merchants of Death: The NSO Group, Spyware and Human Rights
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-17
Arms manufacturers of old, and many of the current stable, did not care much where their products went. The profit incentive often came before the patriotic one, and led to such dark suspicions as those voiced by the Nye Committee in the 1930s. Known formally as the Special Committee on Investigation of the Munitions Industry, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/modern-mercha…

Why Shouldn't the Boston Marathon Bomber Vote? U.S. Politicians Radicalized Him
Max Parry | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-17
Last month, 2020 U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders stirred controversy at a CNN town hall after answering a loaded question about whether his position on extending voting rights to incarcerated felons barred any exceptions such as the Boston Marathon bomber currently on death row. It was impossible for Sanders to respond honestly without being entrapped …
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It's Even More Terrible Than You Thought
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-17
Liberal journalist and author David Cay Johnston, a frequent cable news commentator, was right to title his 2018 book on the Trump presidency "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America." Trump is a creeping fascist train-wreck — an authoritarian disaster whose lawyer recently argued in federal court that…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/17/its-even-mor…

'Don't get comfortable:' Trump announces record detentions, says migrants will be 'sent home'
rt.com | 2019-05-17
Donald Trump has called on Democrats to vote for his immigration reform to fix the 'National Emergency" on the US' border with Mexico, saying that migrants are being detained in record numbers to be repatriated. | …
rt.com/usa/459592-trump-announced-plan/

Border Official Admits Targeting Journalists and Human Rights Advocates With Smuggling Investigations
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-05-17
When first confronted with evidence that it was collaborating with Mexican law enforcement in a sweeping intelligence-gathering operation targeting journalists, activists and attorneys along the U.S.-Mexico divide, Customs and Border Protection was silent. When still more evidence emerged, in the form of documents leaked by a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower, the agency dismissed the significance of the revelations as routine law enforcement work. | Now, more than four months after the story broke, CBP is owning up to its operations — in a way — and raising new questions about its treatme…
theintercept.com/2019/05/17/border-smugg…

Trump is lying about immigrant crime — and the research proves it
splcenter.org | 2019-05-17
Since he began campaigning, President Trump has demonized Latino immigrants as "criminals." He has called them "rapists," drug dealers, "animals" and "bad hombres" who "infest our country."
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/17/trump-lyin…

Fight Against Voter Suppression Continues in Georgia
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-16
Plaintiffs argue before the GA Supreme Court that malfunctioning voting machines caused tens of thousands of missing votes in the Georgia Lt. Gov. race. What could it mean if this case goes forward?
therealnews.com/stories/fight-against-vo…

New NATO-approved US monument honors fascist Lithuanian Nazi collaborator as anti-Soviet hero
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-16
A new monument in Chicago celebrates US-born Lithuanian Nazi collaborator Adolfas Ramanauskas "Vanagas," who led a fascist militia that massacred…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/15/nato-us-monum…

Humanitarian situation increasingly dire for displaced Syrians stranded in camp near Jordanian border
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-16
Food supplies are dwindling and the humanitarian situation has become increasingly dire in a camp for displaced people in south-east Syria, a senior UN official said on Thursday, while condemning ongoing airstrikes and retaliatory shelling in opposition-held territories in the north-west.
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SPLC: Congress should dismiss President Trump's dubious 'merit-based' immigration plan in favor of real reform
splcenter.org | 2019-05-16
President Trump made a speech in the White House Rose Garden today about a plan to move U.S. immigration toward a "merit-based system" that would prioritize high-skilled workers over those with family members who are already in the country.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/16/splc-congr…

Weekend Read: Our "irredeemably dysfunctional" immigration courts
splcenter.org | 2019-05-16
On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island opened as an immigration inspection station. More than 40 percent of people currently living in the United States are among, or are descendants of, the 12 million immigrants who passed through its doors.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/18/weekend-re…

Setting the record straight: Real talk about immigration courts
splcenter.org | 2019-05-15
The Trump administration's recent "fact sheet" on U.S. immigration proceedings excludes critical information about the immigration system and only serves to spread misinformation and distrust of immigrants and asylum seekers.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/15/setting-re…

New Homeland Security Secretary, Same Anti-Immigrant Agenda
aclu.org | 2019-05-15
Beware of walls, money grabs, and other sham solutions as DHS leadership shifts. | Kevin McAleenan, the new acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, abruptly assumed office in April because his predecessor reportedly wasn't tough enough for President Trump. Ironically, McAleenan claims that "you can be tough and compassionate at the same time." But actions speak louder than words., , Don't be fooled, McAleenan does not represent a new leaf. He is d…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

NAACP Opposes Wendy Vitter and all Nominees Who Refuse to Affirm Brown v Board of Education
Aba Blankson | naacp.org | 2019-05-14
BALTIMORE — Today, the NAACP announced its opposition to the nomination of Wendy Vitter to the Eastern District of Louisiana and all nominees refusing to endorse the Supreme Court's seminal ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. "This week, we celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of …
naacp.org/latest/naacp-opposes-wendy-vit…

Minneapolis protest demands: Sanctuary for all, no to border militarization!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-14
Minneapolis, MN – The national flags of Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador fluttered above the Plaza Centenario in one of Minneapolis's most immigrant-rich neighborhoods on May 11 as around 40 demonstrators demanded, "Stop militarization of the border!" | The protesters distributed fliers to pedestrians on bustling Lake Street and bannered their message to the honks and fists raised in solidarity of passing drivers. Group chants included, "No ban! No wall! Sanctuary for all!" and " °Zapata vive! °La lucha sigue!" | Organized by the Minnesota Caravan Solidarity/Minnesota en Solidaridad con la Caravana coalit…
fightbacknews.org/2019/5/13/minneapolis-…

SPLC launches voting rights legal team, testifies before U.S. House panel in Alabama
splcenter.org | 2019-05-13
Ever since state and local law enforcement officers attacked peaceful civil rights marchers with billy clubs and tear gas on "Bloody Sunday" in 1965, Alabama has been at the epicenter of the fight for voting rights.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/13/splc-launc…

Following SPLC lawsuit, judge grants New Orleans students the chance to walk on graduation day
splcenter.org | 2019-05-13
A state court in Louisiana issued an injunction today that allowed six high school seniors to participate in graduation ceremonies at their New Orleans charter school after they were banned from doing so following a minor senior prank last month.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/13/following-…