2019-06-05: News Headlines

PACBI (2019-06-05). More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid: In the NewsTrade unions, movements, artisans, businesses and cultural, recreational and sports centers join campaign for Palestinian rights in what is also a clear stand against the mounting racism and nationalist closure that is fomenting hatred and intolerance across Europ…

Bryan Wall (2019-06-05). Report expresses concern over 'undercurrent of low-level racist violence' in Ireland. thecanary.co A new report has argued that racism and discrimination in Ireland continue to be a problem. The authors insist that, even though Ireland has made progress in recent years, there continues to be "an undercurrent of low-level racist violence". | As a result, the report says that the government needs to do more to fight these problems. | Inadequate laws again…

splcenter (2019-06-05). Louisiana bills would increase transparency in law enforcement and public schools. splcenter.org The Louisiana Legislature this week passed legislation that will help ensure schools are complying with federal anti-discrimination laws, and, in a separate bill focused on law enforcement agencies, create a task force that will improve collection and reporting of data on basic law enforcement activities.

Staff (2019-06-05). Austria's Far Right Gains Ground Despite Massive Corruption Scandal. therealnews.com Austria's right-wing FPàñ party was forced to leave the governing coalition in the wake of a serious corruption scandal, but nonetheless went on to increase its vote in European Parliamentary election. We analyze why with Walter Baier…

South Front (2019-06-05). Video: War Propaganda and US Military Buildup Against Iran. globalresearch.ca Tensions continue to grow in the Persian Gulf. | In early May, the US deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group as well as the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock, additional marines, amphibious vehicles, rotary aircraft, Patriot missiles and a bomber …

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-05). This is What Donald Trump's Failed and Cruel Border Policy Looks Like. blackstarnews.com The Trump Administration's polices have everything to do with racism not border security… | On Friday, the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a management alert requiring "immediate attention and action…to alleviate dangerous overcrowding at the El Paso Del Norte Processing Center (PDT)." | In unannounced visits to the PDT, the IG observed that DHS was housing 6 to 7 times the maximum capacity of detainees, including: some detainees "in standing-room-only conditions for days or weeks…;" with other "detainees standing on toilets in the cells to make room and ga…

RT (2019-06-05). Record 144,000 people detained at US-Mexico border in May. rt.com The number of people entering the US from Mexico illegally has skyrocketed, with more than 144,000 detained or turned away just last month. Overwhelmed US authorities are cutting back on non-essential services at migrant shelters.

Sarah Mukabana (2019-06-04). 13 civilians killed in Ebola zone after rebel attack in Congo. cgtn.com Soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) look at the distant hills near the town of Kibumba at its border with Rwanda after fighting broke out. | REUTERS | Authorities in eastern Congo say at least 13 civilians are dead after rebels attacked a town affected by the Ebola virus outbreak. | Residents on Tuesday blamed the overnight violence near Beni on rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces group. | Beni's interim Mayor Modeste Bakwanamaha said two Congolese soldiers also were killed. Spokesman Zachee Mathima said one attacker was killed and a teenage girl was taken away as hostage. | Calm returned by…

David Macaray (2019-06-05). Walmart: A Study in Wretched Excess. counterpunch.org "The dogs bark, but the caravan passes." —Arab proverb Years ago, when I first began writing indignant and wildly emotional polemics about Walmart, Inc., attacking the mega-retailer for its virulent, unethical and borderline illegal anti-union policies, the corporation (with headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas) had roughly 8,500 stores in 15 countries, a figure that, even then, More

Matthew Longo (2019-06-05). The Haves and Have-Nots of Big Data. thenation.com The Haves and Have-Nots of Big Data…

plenglish (2019-06-05). Pence and Mexican FM to Discuss Trump's Tariff Threat. plenglish.com Washington, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) US Vice President Mike Pence is discussing on Wednesday with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard President Donald Trump"s threat to impose tariffs on products from the Latin American country due to the flow of migrants crossing the southern border.

Connie Hassett-Walker (2019-06-05). The racist roots of American policing: From slave patrols to traffic stops. nationofchange.org The persistence of racially biased policing means that unless American policing reckons with its racist roots, it is likely to keep repeating mistakes of the past.

Liz Vinson (2019-06-05). SPLC helps gay Honduran man win asylum. splcenter.org Juan Carlos Herrera-Zapata knew he was gay from the time he was a little boy.

splcenter (2019-06-05). SPLC statement on YouTube's decision to remove hateful content. splcenter.org YouTube announced plans today to clean up extremism and hate speech on its popular service by removing thousands of videos and channels that advocate neo-Nazism, white supremacy and other bigoted ideologies.

Staff (2019-06-05). For Real Safety in US and Palestine, We Must Fight White Supremacy. truthout.org As a part of the Center for Jewish Nonviolence, I joined a coalition of over 100 Palestinians, Israelis, and Jews from the U.S. and Canada to rehabilitate a dirt road in the South Hebron Hills that would give Palestinians in the area greater access to basic resources they need to live. When we started this project in early May, a range of Israeli police and military agencies responded with force, employing methods of crowd dispersal to arrest 17 people and injure dozens of others. As I heard the b…

A.C. Thompson (2019-06-05). Federal judge dismisses charges against 3 white supremacists. nationofchange.org The three, members of the Rise Above Movement, had been charged under a federal anti-riot statute with planning and then carrying out assaults at rallies in California in 2017. The judge said the federal statute used to prosecute them was unconstitutional.

Staff (2019-06-05). YouTube to Remove White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi Videos. truthdig.com SAN FRANCISCO—YouTube updated its hate speech policies Wednesday to prohibit videos with white supremacy and neo-Nazi viewpoints. | The video streaming company says it has already made it more difficult to find and promote such videos, but it's now removing them outright. YouTube will also prohibit videos that deny certain proven events have taken place, such as the Holocaust. | The changes come as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other online services face mounting concern that the services allow, and in some cases foster, extremism. | YouTube…

teleSUR (2019-06-05). Argentina's Top Court Upholds Glacier Law, Rules Against Mining. telesurenglish.net Argentina's supreme court unanimously rejected Tuesday a challenge to the law brought by the Canadian miner Barrick Gold, Minera Argentina Gold, and San Juan's province, who attempted to topple the national Law prohibiting mining, oil and gas projects in glacier and in permafrost areas passed by the country's Congress in 2011. | RELATED: | Argentina Protests Gender Violence, Demand Right to Abort | "Miners have long marked this region for its rich gold, silver and copper deposits, a…

plenglish (2019-06-05). Supreme Court of Colombia to Subpoena Santrich. plenglish.com Bogota, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia on Wednesday announced the decision to subpoena the leader of the Alternative Revolutionary Force of the Common (FARC) and congressman, Jesus Santrich.

Fréa Lockley (2019-06-05). Jeremy Corbyn's message for D-Day says it all. Trump take note. thecanary.co Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sent out a powerful message on D-Day. Not only did he respect and honour all those who died in the D-Day landings, but he also pointed out how vital it is to stand up to "fascism" and "hatred". Given Donald Trump will also attend commemoration ceremonies in Portsmouth on…

Staff (2019-06-05). The Media Are Legitimizing a Century-Old Nazi Trope. truthdig.com When Norwegian right-winger Anders Breivik invoked "cultural Marxism" as the reason for his 77-person killing spree in 2011, many observers placed the notion in the same category as the killer—the fringe. But since the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and the rise and re-election of other far-right governments around the globe, "cultural Marxism" has become a well-known nationalist buzzword, alongside "globalism": Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denounces it, and the media empire of former White House…

Staff (2019-06-05). The Media Is Legitimizing a Century-Old Nazi Trope. truthdig.com When Norwegian right-winger Anders Breivik invoked "cultural Marxism" as the reason for his 77-person killing spree in 2011, many observers placed the notion in the same category as the killer—the fringe. But since the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and the rise and re-election of other far-right governments around the globe, "cultural Marxism" has become a well-known nationalist buzzword, alongside "globalism": Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denounces it, and the media empire of former White House…

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-05). The 75th Anniversary of the Allied D-Day Liberation of Nazi-Occupied Western Europe. A Civilizational Provocation, Russia was Not Invited. globalresearch.ca The decision not to invite President Putin to attend the 75th D-Day commemoration event was a civilizational provocation aimed at dividing the European Allies during World War II and reinforcing the historically revised notion that the Soviet Union was an …

C. J. Hopkins (2019-06-05). The Quds Day Panic of 2019. dissidentvoice.org So it appears we managed to survive another terrifying Quds Day in Berlin. It was certainly touch and go there for a while, what with the media issuing hysterical warnings about the hordes of "Hamas and Hezbollah supporters, neo-Nazis, and conspiracy theorists" that were going to materialize out of the ether, goose-step down the Kurfàºrstendamm, …

Staff (2019-06-05). ICE Must Be Held Accountable for Trans Salvadoran Asylum Seeker's Death. truthout.org Johana Medina, a 25-year-old transgender asylum seeker from El Salvador, died at an El Paso, Texas, hospital this weekend after spending seven weeks in immigration jail, according to several LGBTQ groups and advocates who knew her. Medina had sought medical treatment for nearly two months for complications related to HIV/AIDS before finally being transferred to the hospital last week. She died four days later. Medina is believed to be the second transgender migrant to die in or after being released from ICE custody since Trump became president. The other is Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez, a 33-year-old Hon…

MAIL (2019-06-05). Republicans Clash with Trump over Proposed Tariffs of Up to 25% on All Mexican Imports. democracynow.org Mexican officials are meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today in Washington, D.C., to discuss President Trump's plan to impose a 5% tariff on all imported Mexican goods. Over time, tariffs could increase to as much as 25%. Trump announced tariffs over what he claims is Mexico's failure to stem the flow of Central American asylum seekers and migrants into the United States. Citing potentially devastating consequences to the U.S. economy, Senate Republicans defied the president Tuesday, announcing their opposition to the tariffs. We speak with Laura Carlsen, director of the M…

WSWS (2019-06-05). Australian government forces refugees back to face repression in Sri Lanka. wsws.org At least 20 more asylum seekers have been detained by the Australian navy and deported to Sri Lanka to face possible torture and imprisonment.

Staff (2019-06-05). Republicans Clash With Trump Over Tariffs on Mexican Imports. truthout.org Mexican officials are meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today in Washington, D.C., to discuss President Trump's plan to impose a 5% tariff on all imported Mexican goods. Over time, tariffs could increase to as much as 25%. Trump announced tariffs over what he claims is Mexico's failure to stem the flow of Central American asylum seekers and migrants into the United States. Citing potentially devastating consequences to the U.S. economy, Senate Republicans defied the president Tuesday, announcing their opposition to the tariffs. We speak with Laura Carlsen, director of th…

Staff (2019-06-05). Canadian Inquiry Demands Justice for Genocide of Indigenous Women and Girls. therealnews.com Dr. Pamela Palmater of Ryerson University says PM Justin Trudeau had an opportunity to take the lead on the recommendations of the inquiry, but he didn't. She has no confidence that the political will exist to end the genocide against Indigenous women and girls.

WSWS (2019-06-04). Germany: Investigation into October Festival bombing to be concluded. wsws.org After the bombing attack, the investigating authorities sought to bury the links between the bomber and neo-Nazi and far right terrorist networks.

Staff (2019-06-04). Judge Blocks House Democrats' Right to Block Funds for Trump's Border Wall. truthout.org A judge has ruled against House Democrats in a federal lawsuit, which attempted to block President Donald Trump's ability to fund his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. | "While the Constitution bestows upon members of the House many powers, it does not grant them standing to hale the executive branch into court claiming a dilution of Congress' legislative authority," U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden wrote in a 24-page decision regarding the Democrats' lawsuit to block the transfer of funds appropriated for other means to Trump's wall. "The court therefore lacks jurisdiction to hear the Hou…

Robert S. Becker (2019-06-04). A Call to Arms: Friends, voters, countrymen. nationofchange.org [inspired by Antony's famous funeral oration from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar] | Friends, voters, countrymen, lend me your ears; | I come to bury Trump, hardly praise him. | The evil yahoos do is limitless — | While goodness, like truth, has robust borders. | So where are we today? The noble Barr | Says Trump has shredded no institutions; | That would qualify as a grievous fault. | And is not Barr an honorable man? | So are all the king's men honorable. | This mouthpiece of Trump obscures collusion | For that would indeed be a grievous fault; | Neither conspiracy nor obstruction — | Those crimes de…

MAIL (2019-06-04). Headlines for June 4, 2019. democracynow.org CBP Confirms 2 More Migrants' Deaths in Recent Days, Judge Denies Dem Request to Block Funding of Border Wall, Mexico, U.S. Lawmakers Hope to Avert Trump Tariff on Mexican Goods, U.S. Sends Border Patrol Agents to Guatemala, Trump Meets with Theresa May as Protesters Blast His U.K. Visit, Sudan: Death Toll from Anti-Protest Raid Mounts, as Transitional Gov't Sets Timeline for Election, Reports: Car Bomb Kills At Least 14 People in Northern Syria, Swedish Court Rejects Detention Request for Julian Assange, New Images Appear to Contradict Reports of Killings of High-Level North Korean Officials, House Passes Disast…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-06-04). In Scott Warren's No More Deaths Trial, Prosecutors Attempt to Paint a Web of Conspiracy. theintercept.com For nearly a year and a half, U.S. government prosecutors in Arizona have sought to make an example out of Scott Warren. The 36-year-old geographer and border-based humanitarian aid volunteer was arrested with two undocumented migrants on January 17, 2018, and accused of providing the men with food, water, and a place to sleep over three days. A month later, a grand jury indicted him on two counts of harboring and one count of conspiracy, bringing the total amount time he could spend in prison — if convicted on all counts and sentenced to consecutive terms — to 20 years. | Warren's trial began in Tucs…

RT (2019-06-04). Judge throws out House Dems' attempts to block Trump's border wall. rt.com A federal judge has denied House Democrats' efforts to block President Donald Trump's use of Pentagon funds for his promised wall on the border with Mexico, arguing they lacked constitutional standing to challenge the move.

teleSUR (2019-06-04). UK's Khan Fires Back, Calls Trump 'Poster-Boy' for Far-Right. telesurenglish.net The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has fired back at U.S. President Donald Trump for his insults prior to landing in Great Britain for his short visit. | RELATED: | Trump Begins UK Visit by Insulting People, Endorsing Far-right | Khan called the U.S. President the 'poster-boy' for the far-right, pointing out that Trump has a large support base among the Alt-Right. | "Surely we should be saying 'listen, you know, you do realize you're a poster-boy for the far-right movement around t…

Satya Vatti (2019-06-04). Proof of Census conspiracy against Latino vote: gerrymanderer dies, daughter tells all. liberationnews.org Given the track record of the U.S. government, with its racist history of deportations, incarceration and family separations under both the Democratic and Republican parties, the citizenship question on the census is sure to incite anxieties and fear among immigrants who are repeatedly scapegoated by politicians for mass unemployment and poverty that are in fact products of the capitalist economic system.

splcenter (2019-06-04). SPLC to Congress: Myth of 'white genocide' driving white nationalist terror attacks. splcenter.org The SPLC's Lecia Brooks testified today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (Committee on Oversight and Reform) about the need for federal action to confront the deadly white nationalist movement. Brooks delivered the following oral remarks to the subcommittee chaired by U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, in addition to written testimony.

splcenter (2019-06-04). SPLC sues Arizona groups for harassing churches that help immigrants. splcenter.org As the immigrants stepped off a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bus to receive assistance from a local Arizona church, a woman stood on church property and began shouting "fuera" ("get out" in Spanish) and "criminals" at them.

Lee Fang (2019-06-04). Ginni Thomas Plans New Conservative Supergroup to "Protect President Trump" theintercept.com With the help of a who's who of conservative activists, the Supreme Court justice's wife aims to open up a new front in America's political wars.

Joshua Holland (2019-06-04). Don't Just Pack the Court. Reimagine It. thenation.com Don't Just Pack the Court. Reimagine It.

Ben Norton (2019-06-04). Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine is nationalist hawk who volunteered with fascist party during US-backed coup. thegrayzone.com Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine Kateryna Kruk is a former government official, diehard nationalist, and anti-Russian jingoist who…

Ben Norton (2019-06-04). Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine is a nationalist hawk who volunteered with fascist party during US-backed coup. thegrayzone.com Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine Kateryna Kruk is a former government official, diehard nationalist, and anti-Russian jingoist who…

Ari Paul (2019-06-04). 'Cultural Marxism': The Mainstreaming of a Nazi Trope. fair.org When Norwegian right-winger Anders Breivik invoked "cultural Marxism" as the reason for his 77-person killing spree in 2011, many observers placed the notion in the same category as the killer—the fringe. But since the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and the rise and re-election of other far-right governments around the globe, "cultural Marxism" has become …

Ryan Gallagher (2019-06-04). This Chinese Artist Criticized Google and Xi Jinping. Now He's Facing Government Harassment. theintercept.com Dissident Badiucao has emerged from hiding to unveil a documentary film about suppression of his work — and to finally show his face.

Nathan Craig, Margaret Brown Vega (2019-06-04). A Trans Asylum Seeker Dies After Pleading to ICE for Medical Care. thenation.com A Trans Asylum Seeker Dies After Pleading to ICE for Medical Care…

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-06-04). Hey Trump: Remember Wikileaks? globalresearch.ca Last week in an episode of my daily Ron Paul Liberty Report we discussed whether the US and British government were actually trying to kill jailed Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange. More than seven years ago Assange was granted asylum …

teleSUR (2019-06-04). Denmark's Left Party Favorite To Win General Elections. telesurenglish.net Denmark's Social Democrat Party (SD) increased its support to 59.2 percent of votes ahead of an election to be held Wednesday, as support for the xenophobic Danish People's Party (DF) fell from 21 to 10 percent, according to Voxmeter poll. | RELATED: | Denmark to Isolate Unwanted Asylum Seekers on 'Virus' Island | Under Mette Frederiksen's leadership, however, the SD party, which governed the 2011-2015 legislature, has experienced a shift to the right in economic and migratory poli…

Staff (2019-06-04). Canadian Inquiry Calls the Murder and Disappearance of Indigenous Women Genocide. truthout.org A chilling national inquiry has determined that the frequent and widespread disappearance and murder of Indigenous girls and women in Canada is a genocide that the government itself is responsible for. The findings were announced by the Canadian National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at a ceremony on Monday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the families of victims. Many in the audience held red flowers to commemorate the dead. The national inquiry was convened after the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine from the Sagkeeng First Nation was found in the Red River in Winnipeg, M…

MAIL (2019-06-04). Damning Canadian Inquiry Calls the Murder and Disappearance of Indigenous Women & Girls Genocide. democracynow.org A chilling national inquiry has determined that the frequent and widespread disappearance and murder of indigenous girls and women in Canada is a genocide that the government itself is responsible for. The findings were announced by the Canadian National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at a ceremony on Monday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the families of victims. Many in the audience held red flowers to commemorate the dead. The national inquiry was convened after the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine from the Sagkeeng First Nation was found in the Red River in Winnipeg, Mani…

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