2019-06-07: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-06-07). Attend June 9 public meeting in Cambridge: UK Sociologist Noah Carl and the rise of the far right. wsws.org The meeting will discuss the issues raised by events at Cambridge University, providing a rebuttal of the claims made by Carl's defenders and proposing a socialist perspective with which to take on the right-wing ideologues.

Arielle Robinson (2019-06-07). Anti-racists drown out the Klan in Dayton, Ohio. workers.org Hundreds of anti-racist people came out May 25 to protest the Ku Klux Klan in Dayton, Ohio. Members of the Honorable Sacred Knights of Indiana were scheduled to have a rally that day when only nine members showed up. Their bullhorn was drowned out by the cheering and drum beating . . . | Continue reading Anti-racists drown out the Klan in Dayton, Ohio at Workers.org

Ron Jacobs (2019-06-07). Free the Seattle 7! A Persecution From the Past. counterpunch.org The radical antiracist and antiwar movements of the 1960s were often the object of severe repression. Besides the attacks on protesters and the attempts to destroy their media outlets by the state and vigilantes who worked for the state, there were the prosecutions of the movement's luminaries and leaders. Some of those prosecutions are well-documented: More

RT (2019-06-07). 'Rape and racism': Washington Post celebrates D-Day with controversial op-ed. rt.com As leaders from around the world gathered in Normandy to honor allied troops who landed on the beaches 75 years ago, the Washington Post published an op-ed that called WWII American troops rapists and racists.

Thomas Neuburger (2019-06-07). Four Ways to Expand the U.S. Supreme Court. commondreams.org That the Supreme Court was failing its constitutional role had been clear to close observers since the 1976 decision in Buckley v. Valeo, which ruled that election spending was "speech." (Photo: Joe Ravi/CC-BY-SA 3.0) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Fight Back (2019-06-07). Day six of Arizona migrant aid trial sees RedForEd solidarity. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – On June 6, nearly 150 people gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tucson to demonstrate solidarity with humanitarian activist Scott Warren. Warren, an Arizona State University geography professor from the border town of Ajo, is facing 20 years in federal prison for providing humanitarian aid to crossing immigrants. | "It is clear that this is an attack by the Trump administration on not just migrants and undocumented immigrants but organizers and aid providers. It is gross political repression. And we are here to protest that attack," said immigrant rights organizer Jessica Rodriguez.

Francis T. Parker (2019-06-07). Queens, N.Y. Pride. workers.org During Queens Pride, Workers World Party members joined in the #TGNCSilentWalk commemorating the lives of Dana Martin, Ashanti Carmon, Claire Legato, Jazzaline Ware, Muhlaysia Booker and Tamika Washington, all trans women of color murdered in the U.S. in 2019. The contingent also honored Johana Medina Leon, trans asylum seeker from . . . | Continue reading Queens, N.Y. Pride at Workers.org

Jessicah Pierre (2019-06-07). Racism is a Public Health Crisis. counterpunch.org Racism is often viewed as an action performed by individuals. But even if we got rid of all America's prejudiced individuals, racism would still exist in the systems they built. Systemic racism, writer Jenee Desmond-Harris explains, refers to how racial disparities operate "in major parts of U.S. society: the economy, politics, education, and more." Racism, More

Yves Engler (2019-06-07). Roméo Dallaire denies Canadian Genocide and distorts Rwanda's. dissidentvoice.org Is Roméo Dallaire a genocide denier? After a (question free) talk at Concordia University this week I followed the famous Canadian general out of the room to ask why he still supports ruthless dictator Paul Kagame. Kagame is the individual most responsible for the mass slaughter in Rwanda in mid-1994 since his forces invaded the …

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Argentinian Diplomat Defends Nazis Against 'Historical Records'. telesurenglish.net Argentina's ambassador in Haiti Pedro von Eyken defended the Nazi army in a controversial tweet on May 29, sparking the outrage of the Association of Israeli Associations of Argentina, or DAIA, who demanded that Argentina's Foreign Ministry dismiss him. | RELATED: | Argentina to Bolsonaro: 'Your Hatred Is Not Welcome Here' | The tweet, published on a day celebrating the Argentinian Army, read: "Today is the Day of the Argentina Army, of the General José de San Martín and many more who…

Thomas Klikauer (2019-06-07). The Accelerating Ecological Genocide. counterpunch.org In May 2019, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released its latest assessment of the accelerating extinction rates of our global biodiversity. The report was compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries over the past three years. It has inputs from another 310 contributing authors and is based More

WSWS (2019-06-06). Strong indications of right-wing extremist involvement in murder of German regional politician. wsws.org Walter Làºbcke, a regional German politician in the city of Kassel, Hesse, was murdered after receiving death threats from the far right.

Sue Davis (2019-06-06). Why it's necessary: Unite and fight against abortion bans. workers.org The criminal anti-abortion network in the U.S., praised and promoted by the racist, reactionary Don in the Oval Office, was hard at work the last two weeks of May. A Missouri abortion ban was signed into law on May 24. The U.S. Supreme Court issued a split decision in an . . . | Continue reading Why it's necessary: Unite and fight against abortion bans at Workers.org

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-06-06). The GOP's White Supremacy Now Has a Smoking Gun. commondreams.org Immigration activists rally on April 23 outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-06-06). AOC Slams FBI for Racial Prejudice in Handling Terrorism Cases. telesurenglish.net Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) questioned an FBI officer over not charging white supremacists' acts of violence as domestic terrorism in the United States but doing the same for violence carried out by Muslims. | RELATED: | Ocasio-Cortez: 'Time to Open Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump' | During a hearing before the House Oversight subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties on "Confronting White Supremacy," various Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officia…

Emma Fiala (2019-06-06). YouTube Just Fired the First Shot in a New War on Journalism. theantimedia.com (TMU) — Wednesday morning, news began circulating warning that YouTube was about to delete thousands of accounts in the platform's latest wave of censorship. This time, the massive video sharing platform claimed to be targeting hateful content, "supremacists," conspiracy theorists and anything that promotes discrimination or segregation based on sexual orientation, religion, race, gender, age …

Robert C. Koehler (2019-06-06). The Quiet Killer at the Core of Patriotism. commondreams.org Johnstone describes this debate as "fighting to control the position of an on/off switch that isn't connected to anything." (Photo: Flickr/cc) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Editor (2019-06-06). When a drink of water becomes a felony. workers.org Many people hike for pleasure through the beauty of the Sonoran Desert near Ajo, Ariz., as you might visit a state park near where you live. While hiking in the desert, Scott Warren discovered the brutal reality facing migrants at the U.S. border as he began to run into people . . . | Continue reading When a drink of water becomes a felony at Workers.org

MAIL (2019-06-06). Headlines for June 6, 2019. democracynow.org U.S.-Mexico Immigration Talks Continue as Trump's Tariff Deadline Nears, Trump Admin to Cut School, Legal Aid and Recreation for Migrant Children, Mexican Police Arrest Immigration Activists Cristóbal Sánchez and Irineo Mujica, Trump Visits Normandy, France, on 75th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion, Trump Compares Future Irish Border to U.S.-Mexico Border Wall, Irish Protesters Decry Trump's Racism, Misogyny and Climate Denial, Pressed on Climate Change, Trump Says Weather "Changes Both Ways", Yemen's Houthi Rebels Claim They've Seized Territory in Saudi Arabia, CNN: Trump Admin Withheld Intelligence on China-Backed…

RT (2019-06-06). 'Beautiful wall' indeed: US military deployed to Mexican border ordered to paint fence. rt.com US troops deployed to the Mexican border have been tasked with painting parts of the existing barrier structures to improve their "aesthetic appearance," triggering the righteous anger of the #Resistance.

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs. telesurenglish.net Up to 6,000 members of Mexico's national guard may be sent to "protect" its southern border in order to quell the flow of Guatemalan migrants, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday as bilateral talks with the United States (U.S.) government continue, according to the Washington Post. | RELATED: | Trade Deal Not Reached Between US and Mexico, Talks Continue | As one of the newest developments in trade and migration talks with the U.S., Mexico has offered to send its mil…

Ben Ehrenreich (2019-06-06). Open Borders Must Be Part of Any Response to the Climate Crisis. thenation.com Open Borders Must Be Part of Any Response to the Climate Crisis…

teleSUR (2019-06-06). US Sees Surge of African Migrants Along Southern Border. telesurenglish.net There has been a drastic increase of African migrants at the United States (U.S.) border, migration agents report, as citizens of various African countries flee "humanitarian crisis" in their homelands. | RELATED: | Mexico Deported Over 80,000 Migrants So Far This Year | Since May 30, over 500 African migrants have registered along the Del Rio border in Texas, arriving from Angola, Cameroon, and the Republic of the Congo, the U.S Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) informed. | "We are conti…

plenglish (2019-06-06). Mexico, USA Talk on Immigration, But under Tariff Threats. plenglish.com Washington, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from the United States and Mexico are continuing on Thursday their talks in Washington in order to find some alternatives to reduce the flow of immigrants to the common border.

kathy_f (2019-06-06). Manus Island, Nauru refugees appeal for help. greenleft.org.au Prime Minister Scott Morrison famously awarded himself a trophy for stopping the boats in the lead-up the recent federal election. That trophy looks a little odd now, with recent reports of several boats full of asylum seekers fleeing Sri Lanka and attempting to reach Australia. | However, since the election the situation on Manus Island and Nauru has become even more dire. Dozens of people have attempted suicide in the past few weeks and there were reports of guards beating up sick refugees in a hospital in Port Moresby on May 31. | A young Sudanese refugee, Fares, wrote a note before he attempted to hang himsel…

teleSUR (2019-06-06). LGBTQ in Israel Protest Anti-Gay Laws in Mass Marriage. telesurenglish.net An unofficial mass wedding was held in Tel Aviv by 23 gay couples to protest Israel's discrimination against homosexual unions. | RELATED: | BDS Activists Go on Trial in Germany over Protesting Israeli 'Pinkwashing' | "Struggle is not only about demonstrations and protests," organizers said in a statement before the Tuesday event. "It is also about loving the one we want, the way we want," they said | "So in a place where it is forbidden to us to marry, we will marry…

splcenter (2019-06-06). SPLC sues Trump administration for detaining immigrants who cannot afford bail. splcenter.org The SPLC and its allies sued the Trump administration today for holding people in Georgia immigration prisons just because they do not have enough money to pay for bail.

splcenter (2019-06-06). Louisiana law will increase transparency in public school discipline and policing. splcenter.org Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill today that will help ensure schools are transparent in their student disciplinary practices and school policing programs.

Staff (2019-06-06). Ava DuVernay's Searing Portrait of the Central Park Five. truthdig.com "When They See Us," the filmmaker's Netflix miniseries, shows the systemic racism at the heart of the wrongful convictions of five young boys.

Zillah Eisenstein (2019-06-06). Watching 'When They See Us', as a white woman. mronline.org In order to really see these boys and their families white people have to see themselves as participatory in racism. So to see their innocence "we" must see our own part, our guilt, our responsibility in the newest forms of slavery, no longer chattel, but carceral. | Source

John Wojcik (2019-06-06). Let's not leave the Soviet Union out of our D-Day history. peoplesworld.org On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day today, there are ceremonies honoring the American heroes who landed on the beaches of Normandy and defeated the Nazis. This is as it should be. What is not right, however, is that rarely are we honoring in our ceremonies the Soviet heroes who bore the brunt of the battles …

Rebecca Santana (2019-06-06). Fighting Hitler and Jim Crow: The forgotten Black soldiers of D-Day. peoplesworld.org BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—It was the most massive amphibious invasion the world has ever seen, with tens of thousands of Allied troops spread out across the air and sea aiming to get a toehold in Normandy, France for the final Western assault on Nazi Germany. And while portrayals of D-Day often depict an all-white host …

George Ochenski (2019-06-06). What Will It Take to Stop Trump's Climate Policy Insanity? counterpunch.org The smoke began to roll into the Helena Valley late Thursday evening and by Friday morning it was so thick the surrounding mountains were invisible. It was coming from massive wildfires burning in Canada's far north between Edmonton and Yellow Knife, and flowing inexorably down the east side of the Continental Divide and out into the plains. And no, all the phony excuses of "a century of wildfire suppression" or not enough logging and thinning have nothing to do with it. More

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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). 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…

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 …

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.

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…

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…

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.

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