2019-06-13: Social Media Postees

Chicago Police Tortured Victims With Electric Shocks, Burns and Beatings
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-13
Flint Taylor, a founding partner of the People's Law Office in Chicago, has spent almost 50 years defending some of the most vulnerable people within the criminal legal system. In his new book, The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago, Taylor describes the history of systemic violence running rampant within the Chicago Police Department. It's a history he knows all too well from his work with the Fred Hampton assassination case, among many others. This excerpt recounts some of the torture unleashed by police in Chicago during the 1980s, under Police Commander Jon Burge. During this time, Burg…
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TROUBLE BREWING IN LIBERIA FOR PRESIDENT WEAH
By Global Information Network | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-13
June 10, 2019 (GIN) — Liberian President George Weah is having a few bad days. And more may be on their way. | A citizen action group — the Council of Patriots (COP) — has a long list of demands covering governance, human rights and the rule of law, national peace and reconciliation, integrity and accountability, among others. | The group has called on President Weah to part ways with some of his close lieutenants they believe are not up to the task and may cause him more harm politically. | Thousands of Liberians turned out on June 7 to protest corruption and economic decline that many blame on…
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TROUBLE BREWING IN LIBERIA FOR PRESIDENT WEAH
By Global Information Network | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-13
June 10, 2019 (GIN) — Liberian President George Weah is having a few bad days. And more may be on their way. | A citizen action group — the Council of Patriots (COP) — has a long list of demands covering governance, human rights and the rule of law, national peace and reconciliation, integrity and accountability, among others. | The group has called on President Weah to part ways with some of his close lieutenants they believe are not up to the task and may cause him more harm politically. | Thousands of Liberians turned out on June 7 to protest corruption and economic decline that many blame on…
http://www.blackstarnews.com/global-poli…

Brazilian Supreme Court Judge Involved in Lava Jato Leaks
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
Brasilia, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Days after revealing illegal conversations between ex-judge Sergio Moro and anti-corruption operation Lava Jato prosecutors, The Intercept website has posted other messages that compromised on Thursday the Vice President of the Supreme Federal Court (STF), Luiz Fux.
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&…

Germany Passes Deportation Legislation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-13
Germany's parliament adopted the first part of a new legislation packet to restrict the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees in Germany, denying them the right to work, sending them to prison once room in the deportation centers runs out, and even allowing apartment raids in search of "illegal" immigrants…
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Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda, Kenya on high alert
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-13
World Health Organization (WHO) officials talk to Ugandan medical staff as they inspect ebola preparedness facilities at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo | A second patient affected with the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda has died in the current outbreak, a health ministry official said on Thursday. | "A grandmother also died last night," Emanuel Ainebyona, Uganda health ministry spokesman told Reuters. | The first fatality, a five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Democratic Republic of Congo, died lat…
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Italy's 'Closed Ports' Policy Leaves Over 1,500 Africans Dead
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-13
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée (SOS Med) have denounced that at least 1,151 refugee seekers, including children, have died and more than 10,000 forcibly deported to Libya since the Italian government closed its ports to humanitarian ships arriving to Europe from across the Mediterranean Sea. | RELATED: | German Boat Captain Faces 20 Yrs in Prison for Saving Refugees | "European governments' response to the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea and Lib…
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Palestinian Solidarity & SA BDS Director Desai With Professor Sang He
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-13
SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil is interviewed by WorkWeek about her trip to the Teaching Palestine conference in Capetown, South Africa. The conference looked at the role of Israel and the Zionist apartheid state. While attending the conference, she and two other participants were sexually harassed by the South African BDS director Muhammed Desai and the organization sought to cover-up this incident.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/11/1882388…

New Leak: Top Brazilian Judge Colluded With Car Wash Task Force
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
A new leaked conversation between chief prosecutor of the Car Wash (Lava Jato) task force, Deltan Dallagnol and current Supreme Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, allegedly show that Supreme Federal Court (STF) judge Luiz Fux was also part of the scheme against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. | RELATED: | Politics, Lack of Evidence Behind Lula Trial: Intercept Exposé | The leak was made by The Intercept Brazil's executive editor, Leandro Demori, during an interview on Wed…
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Mauled by American Meritocracy
Jacob Bacharach | truthdig.com | 2019-06-12
The news that Amy Chua, the semi-notorious author of the dual memoir and parenting self-help book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," secured her daughter a Supreme Court clerkship under the tutelage of Justice Brett Kavanaugh is many things, but it is not surprising. America's meritocratic rulers have grown increasingly brazen in recent years, and using you…
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New Leak: Top Brazilian Judge Colluded With Car Wash Task Force
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
A new leaked conversation between chief prosecutor of the Car Wash (Lava Jato) task force, Deltan Dallagnol and current Supreme Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, allegedly show that Supreme Federal Court (STF) judge Luiz Fux was also part of the scheme against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. | RELATED: | Politics, Lack of Evidence Behind Lula Trial: Intercept Exposé | The leak was made by The Intercept Brazil's executive editor, Leandro Demori, during an interview on Wed…
telesurenglish.net/news/New-Leak-Shows-T…

ACLU Asks US Court To Delay Census Citizenship Question Ruling
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
Human rights groups challenging the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to consider delaying a ruling on the issue in light of new evidence. | RELATED: | Trump: Dictators' Kids Will Benefit From Birthright Citizenship | In a court filing, immigrant advocacy groups repre…
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Supreme Court Postpones Analysis of Lula's Freedom Request
plenglish.com | 2019-06-12
12 de junio de 2019, 10: 07Brasilia, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Supreme Court (STF) of Brazil has postponed until June 25 the analysis of the request for freedom of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is currently serving 431 days in prison for alleged acts of corruption.
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&…

Coalition Of Activists Demand "Justice for Chanel" Lewis Who Was Railroaded By Racist Legal System
Colin Benjamin | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-12
Activists from Color Of Change and VOCAL-NY rally outside Queens Borough Hall in support of Chanel Lewis… | On Tuesday, a coalition of activists rallied outside New York City's Queens Borough Hall to demand justice for Chanel Lewis by delivering over 30,000 petitions from concerned citizens who agree Lewis' murder conviction was a legal travesty. | Lewis, 22, was convicted on April 1 of the murder of 30-year-old Karina Vetrano, who was killed on August 2, 2016, while jogging in Queens, New York. He was then sentenced to life on April 23. | But Lewis' troubling arrest–and obviously coerced confession[mdash…
http://www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/ne…

Capitalism, populism & crisis of liberalism
Jipson John | mronline.org | 2019-06-12
In this long interview with Jipson John and Jitheesh P.M., Akeel Bilgrami speaks at length on the concepts of populism, liberalism, fascism, postmodernism and post-truth. | Source…
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Philly protest calls for removal of racist police
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2019-06-12
June 7 — Black and Brown communities across this city are outraged over the news released by the Plain View Project that 328 Philadelphia police officers were among the more than 1,100 across the U.S. who have posted racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic and otherwise offensive content on Facebook. Over . . . | Continue reading Philly protest calls for removal of racist police at Workers.org
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Good news: Straight people don't need a parade
Jill Richardson | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-12
Some brave hetero activists are attempting to organize a "Straight Pride Parade"in Boston. | Oh just kidding — did I say brave activists? I meant people with neo-Nazi ties. That's right: According to ThinkProgress, | the organizers of the "straight pride parade" have ties to numerous | far-right groups, and have often embraced violent languag…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/12/good-news-…

Straight People Should Be Glad They Don't Need a Parade
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-12
Some brave hetero activists are attempting to organize a "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston. | Oh just kidding — did I say brave activists? I meant people with neo-Nazi ties. That's right: According to ThinkProgress, the organizers of the "straight pride parade" have ties to numerous far-right groups, and have often embraced violent language on…
truthdig.com/articles/straight-people-sh…

Judge orders 'conversion therapy' provider to permanently cease operations once again
splcenter.org | 2019-06-12
A New Jersey state judge this week ordered the dissolution of an organization known as the Jewish Institute for Global Awareness (JIFGA) — which facilitated fraudulent gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" — after its directors violated an injunction entered four years ago requiring its predecessor to permanently cease all operations.
splcenter.org/news/2019/06/12/judge-orde…

We Aren't Safe in Ecuador, UNHCR Ignores Us: Colombian Refugees
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
For 12-days now, 79 Colombian refugees and asylum seekers in Ecuador have decided to precariously camp outside the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Quito, demanding international protection as they have received threats and attacks against their lives. | RELATED: | UN Warns Massacres in Colombia Increased 164% in 2018: Report | Yet, as many of them told teleSUR, the institutional response has been indifference and silence. | "I'm so tired of high ranking officials ignorin…
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U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2019-06-12
President Donald Trump announced May 30 the imposition of tariffs on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, if Mexico did not agree to take strong measures against refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. Then on June 7, he suspended the tariffs, but only after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador . . . | Continue reading U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants at Workers.org
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DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-12
We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump admin…
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Overcrowding, Rotten Food & Nooses: DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-12
We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump administ…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/6/12/ov…

Uganda: Two new Ebola cases rise fears of further spread
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
Mwamini Kahindo, an Ebola survivor working as a caregiver to babies who are confirmed Ebola cases, holds an infant outside the red zone at the Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 25, 2019.REUTERS/Baz Ratner /File Photo | Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday, confirming the first spread of a deadly outbreak beyond the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo. | This comes following the death late Tuesday of a 5-year-old boy who had contracted Ebola. | The two new confirmed cases include the 50-year-old grandmother and 3-year-old brother of the deceased, accord…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/12/uganda-ebola-…

Five-year-old boy dies of Ebola in Uganda
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
A five-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Uganda, a health official said on Wednesday, in the first case of the disease crossing the border from the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. | The boy died overnight, the official told Reuters, after entering Uganda from Congo with his family. His mother had returned to Congo to nurse her father, who died of the disease, the health minister said on Tuesday. | Uganda's health ministry and the WHO sent a team to the western town of Kasese to trace likely cases and vaccinate those who might have come into contact with the family, the statement continued…
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Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-06-12
Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, Tuesday afternoon with a problem. Two weeks after the U.S. government began to argue its case in the prosecution of Scott Warren, a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer accused of two counts of felony harboring and one count of conspiracy, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision as to whether he was innocent or guilty. | The previous afternoon, the jurors had sent a letter to District Judge Raner Collins, informing him that they were deadlocked. Collins ordered them to go back and try again. By Tuesday, they were still stuck. Eight…
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Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-06-12
Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson Tuesday afternoon with a problem. Two weeks after the U.S. government began to argue its case in the prosecution of Scott Warren, a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer accused of two counts of felony harboring and one count of conspiracy, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision as to whether he was innocent or guilty. | The previous afternoon, the jurors had sent a letter to district judge Raner Collins, informing him that they were deadlocked. Collins ordered them to go back and try again. By Tuesday, they were still stuck. Eight jurors bel…
theintercept.com/2019/06/12/felony-trial…

CodePink Wants to Bring Giant 'Baby Trump' Blimp to DC for July 4th Protests
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
"We will bring together people opposed to the pain and suffering caused by this administration, from family separation at the border to supplying weapons used by Saudi Arabia to kill Yemeni children." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv!
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-12
Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv!: Open LetterPalestinian cultural organizations urge Brazilian musician to cancel his scheduled performance in apartheid Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottJune 12, 2019…
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Palestinian Solidarity & SA BDS Director Desai With Professor Sang He
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil is interviewed by WorkWeek about her trip to the Teaching Palestine conference in Capetown, South Africa. The conference looked at the role of Israel and the Zionist apartheid state. While attending the conference, she and two other participants were sexually harassed by the South African BDS director Muhammed Desai and the organization sought to cover-up this incident.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/11/1882388…

Tennessee Republicans Take Voter Suppression a Step Further
Blake Stewart | progressive.org | 2019-06-11
The new law is already having a chilling effect on voting rights groups' work to register voters in underrepresented communities.
progressive.org/dispatches/tennessee-rep…

Bikini Kill's Riot Grrrls Reunite 22 Years After Separation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
As a political assault on reproductive rights rages in the United States (U.S.), Bikini Kill, one of the groups credited for sparking the legendary riot grrrl movement is back, reuniting Monday for a London show to spread their message of empowerment and equality, protesting violence against women and normalizing female anger. | RELATED: | US: Straight Pride Organizers Linked to White Supremacists | Before London, Bikini Kill delivered a thunder…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bikini-Kills-Rio…

Legal Expert Says 'Congress Must Repeal the AUMF' After Supreme Court Rejects Yemeni Man's Appeal for Release From Gitmo
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
"The Supreme Court can no longer be trusted to enforce due process. If Congress doesn't put a stop to this unconstitutional cruelty, no one will." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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The Supreme Court nixes corporate contributions for the 2020 campaign
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-11
A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court delivered a surprising rebuke to | those who think corporations just don't have enough influence on U.S. | elections. In declining to hear the case of 1A Auto, Inc. vs. Sullivan, the court essentially guaranteed that corporations will be sidelined for at least the next election cycle. | Some background: since the passage of the Tillman Act of 1907, | corporate contributions have been banned in federal elections. The | Tillman Act was violated most famously by President Nixon's re-election | campaign in 1972, in which illegal corporate money was used to fund even | more illega…
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Top Brazilian Judge Clears for Trial Lula's Request for Freedom
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
The Supreme Federal Court (STF) judge, Gilmar Mendes, cleared for trial on Monday the request for freedom of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, according to Brazilian media. | The habeas corpus (HC) was presented by Lula's defense …
globalresearch.ca/top-brazilian-judge-cl…

Supreme Court Rejects Prisoner's Case, Won't Address Perpetual Detention At Guantanamo
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-06-11
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought by a Guantanamo Bay captive against his perpetual detention, even though war on terrorism has no end in sight.
shadowproof.com/2019/06/11/supreme-court…

Supreme Court justice questions endless detention at GITMO prison
rt.com | 2019-06-11
After the Supreme Court shot down an appeal from one of the few remaining captives in America's military prison in Guantanamo Bay, one justice has broken ranks and questioned the ongoing policy of indefinite detention. | …
rt.com/usa/461559-supreme-court-justice-…

The Generals Won't Save Us From the Next War
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-06-11
Editor's note: This article was originally published on The American Conservative. | Poll after poll indicates that the only public institution Americans still trust is the military. Not Congress, not the presidency, not the Supreme Court, the church, or the media. Just the American war machine. | But perhaps that faith in the U.S. Armed Forces is misplaced. I…
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French Neo-Nazi Cell Arrested Over Plot To Attack Jews, Muslims
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
French police have raided a neo-Nazi cell accused of plotting attacks on Jewish or Muslim places of worship, judicial sources confirmed on Tuesday. | RELATED: | US: Straight Pride Organizers Linked to White Supremacists | "The investigation suggested they were developing an ill-defined plot to carry out an attack, likely to target a place of worship," the judicial source said, adding that five members of the group, who were "close in ideology to the neo-Nazi movement" were charged b…
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Why is the Ruling Class Putting Up With the Idiot-King?
Bruce Lerro | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-11
Is the party over for the ruling class? Mass complicity Wilhelm Reich, in both The Mass Psychology of Fascism and The Function of the Orgasm argued that socialists do not understand mass psychology. He said that the biggest problem in Germany was not Hitler or even the economic system of capitalism. Rather he asked what …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/why-is-the-ru…

Is Trump a Fascist? Well, He's Not Hitler or Mussolini Yet, But He's Getting Closer
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
Is Donald Trump a fascist? The question is usually posed as an insult rather than as a serious inquiry. A common response is that "he is not as bad as Hitler", but this rather dodges the issue. Hitler was one hideous exponent of fascism, which comes in different flavours but he was by no means…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/is-trump-a-f…

Why is the Ruling Class Putting Up With the Idiot-King?
Bruce Lerro | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-11
Is the party over for the ruling class? Mass complicity Wilhelm Reich, in both The Mass Psychology of Fascism and The Function of the Orgasm argued that socialists do not understand mass psychology. He said that the biggest problem in Germany was not Hitler or even the economic system of capitalism. Rather he asked what …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/why-is-the-ru…

Gov. Jay Inslee on Climate Refugees, Tax Breaks for Boeing & Why He Feels Trump Is a Racist
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-11
We speak with Washington Governor Jay Inslee about his bid for the 2020 presidency, immigration and the military-industrial complex. Inslee has also vowed to allow in a record number of refugees and to end President Trump's Muslim travel ban. In 2017, Washington became the first state to file a lawsuit to challenge Trump's initial travel ban.
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/6/11/go…

Refugees rights musical scoops Tony Awards
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-11
The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tonys recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by American singer Anais Mitchell. It uses the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus in the underground as a template for ripping open contemporary US life, particularly the racist treatment of Central American refugees. | The most powerful political and musical piece in the show is The Wall, which demonstrates the hypocrisy and shallowness of US demagogy about refugees. | While it is perfectl…
greenleft.org.au/content/refugees-rights-musical-scoops-tony-awards

Tony Award for refugees rights musical
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-11
The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tony's recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by US singer Anais Mitchell. It uses the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus in the underground as a template for ripping open contemporary US life, particularly the racist treatment of Central American refugees. | The most powerful political and musical piece in the show is The Wall, which demonstrates the hypocrisy and shallowness of US demagogy about refugees. | While it is perfectly in…
greenleft.org.au/content/tony-award-refugees-rights-musical

Refugees rights musical scoops Tony Awards
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-11
The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tonys recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by American singer Anais Mitchell. It uses the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus in the underground as a template for ripping open contemporary US life, particularly the racist treatment of Central American refugees. | The most powerful political and musical piece in the show is The Wall, which demonstrates the hypocrisy and shallowness of US demagogy about refugees. | While it is perfectl…
greenleft.org.au/content/refugees-rights-musical-scoops-tony-awards

NY Times drops political cartoons, sense of humor over fallout from 'antisemitic' graphic
rt.com | 2019-06-11
The New York Times has stopped publishing political cartoons over a month after experiencing heavy backlash over a controversial cartoon featuring a blind President Donald Trump led by a seeing-eye PM Benjamin Netanyahu. | …
rt.com/usa/461564-nytimes-discontinues-p…

Accusations in a Mirror: How the Radical Right Blames Rising Political Violence on the Left
Cassie Miller | splcenter.org | 2019-06-11
In early April, Congress held its first hearing on white nationalism since the deadly 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. What was supposed to be an opportunity to address the rising threat of far-right extremism was, at certain points, upended by conservatives who insisted the real threat came from the left.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/06/11/accus…

SPLC Action Fund: Alabama joins other states with civil asset forfeiture reporting law, but does not go far enough to protect property owners
splcenter.org | 2019-06-11
Across the country, police are using a tool called civil asset forfeiture to seize millions of dollars in cash and property they claim have been involved in criminal activity.
splcenter.org/news/2019/06/11/splc-actio…

New report examines weaponization of immigration court system
splcenter.org | 2019-06-11
The U.S. immigration court system has failed to fulfill the legal promise of fair and impartial case-by-case review, according to a new report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Innovation Law Lab.
splcenter.org/news/2019/06/12/new-report…

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