Daily Archives: April 1, 2019

2019-04-01: News Headlines

STAFF (2019-04-01). Racism and Social Media. truthdig.com

teleSUR (2019-04-01). Maradona Dedicates Soccer Win to Venezuelan President Maduro. telesurenglish.net World renowned former Argentine soccer play who brought his team to victory at the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona took a jab at 'Yankee' interventionism in Latin America and dedicated the win of his Mexican team to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Maradona Shows Support To Koulibaly, 'I Too Suffered' Racism | "I want to dedicate this triumph to Nicolas Maduro and to all Venezuelans who are suffering. The sheriffs of the world—who are these Yankees?" asked the…

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco — Nancy Scheper-Hughes (2019-04-01). America's Dirty War on Immigrant Children. counterpunch.org "These aren't people. These are animals" — Donald Trump, May 17, 2018 President Trump is right about one thing: there is an emergency; indeed we would call it a humanitarian catastrophe at the U.S. Southern Border.[1] It is also a demographic, political and moral catastrophe However, the chaotic 'solutions' devised by former Attorney General Sessions and More

STAFF (2019-04-01). WitchHunt: Controversy Over Anti-Semitism and the British Labour Party. therealnews.com Filmmaker Jon Pullman discusses his film WitchHunt, about the suppression of critical voices in the Labour Party and the influence of the Israeli lobby…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-04-01). Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes. globalresearch.ca On the eve of the first anniversary of the "Great March of Return" at the Gaza border, lawyers and jurists around the world are calling on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute Israeli crimes …

teleSUR (2019-04-01). Trump 'Not Bluffing' on Border Closure: White House. telesurenglish.net The United States administration under President Donald Trump reiterated the president's threats to close its southern border this week if Mexico didn't halt incoming undocumented people on their side of the fence. | RELATED: | Mexico's 'AMLO' Still Popular After 100 Days in Office | Speaking to ABC's "This Week", White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney blamed Democrat Party members for what the administration is calling a 'border crisis' with Mexico as thousands of Central Americ…

Jedediah Britton-Purdy (2019-04-01). The Myth of the American Frontier. thenation.com The Myth of the American Frontier…

WSWS (2019-04-01). Trump threatens to shut US-Mexico border, cuts aid to Central America. wsws.org The Trump administration is cutting off $600 million in aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, while threatening to devastate the economy of Mexico by closing the US-Mexico border.

WSWS (2019-04-01). Germany: Links found between right-wing network inside army and police officer murdered by far-right terrorists. wsws.org According to research by weekly Die Zeit, the AfD parliamentary group employs at least 27 activists and supporters of right-wing organizations. Die Zeit speaks of a "Nazi network inside the German Bundestag."

Manil Suri (2019-04-01). Want to fix gerrymandering? zcomm.org Then the Supreme Court needs to listen to mathematicians…

Zachery Bowersock (2019-03-31). Islamophobic attack on San Diego area mosque: interview with Yusef Miller of Islamic Society of North County. liberationnews.org "There is no such thing as a time, since the colonization of this country, when this country has been free of racism, or sexism, or any type of xenophobia."

Liberation Staff (2019-03-31). Colorado Springs unveils anti-homeless 'homelessness initiative'. liberationnews.org Capitalism creates, then criminalizes, poverty and homelessness.

Aaron Miguel Cantú (2019-03-31). How Trump's Border Wall Perpetuates the Legacy of Colonialism on the Rio Grande. theintercept.com It's Friday at dusk on a long stretch of dirt road in Hidalgo County, Texas, about a mile north of the Rio Grande and Mexico. Orange light gleams through a single palm tree towering over hardwood mesquites. Land speculators imported palms to the Rio Grande Valley a century ago to attract white American settlers to the region, and they loom especially high above dense thornscrub below. | I'm walking to my car with Christopher Basaldú, who's lived in a nearby tent for over a month in…

unitedEditor (2019-03-30). Why local elections in Turkey could have a serious impact around the world. uwidata.com The atmosphere around the upcoming Turkish municipal elections scheduled for March 31th almost make it seem like the country is preparing to elect a new president: tensions are high, and interests extend far beyond the border. All of the major international players, primarily the United States and the Europeans, are closely monitoring the elections, anxiously …

Eoin Higgins (2019-03-30). 'We Are Running Concentration Camps': Images from El Paso Stir Outrage over Migrant Treatment. globalresearch.ca Hundreds of migrants are being held by border agents in a fenced in encampment under a bridge in El Paso, leading to anger and accusations that the American government is holding people in "concentration camps." | Images posted online by reporters …

RT (2019-03-30). Mexico border closure very likely and would be a 'profit-making operation' for US, Trump says. rt.com US President Donald Trump has said that there is "a very good likelihood" he will shut down the border with Mexico next week, upping the ante over border security and arguing that the US would benefit from cutting off trade.

WSWS (2019-03-30). Remembrance service held for New Zealand terror attack victims. wsws.org The event was used by the NZ and Australian governments to appeal for unity, demand censorship of social media and cover up their role in creating the conditions for the fascist attack.

Eds. (2019-03-29). Brazilian president to commemorate 1964 fascist military coup. mronline.org Brazilians took to social media following the news calling out Bolsonaro for "celebrating" the military dictatorship and its coup using the hashtag #DitaduraNuncaMais (No More Dictatorship). | Source

Susie Day (2019-03-29). Gaza, Stonewall: Izzy Mustafa on Why People Rise Up. counterpunch.org Every Friday since March 30, 2018, in what's known as the Great March of Return, Palestinians in Gaza come to the Israeli border fence to protest nearly twelve years of a blockade that has made Gaza into what's often called the world's largest open-air prison. They also come to invoke UN Resolution 194, their right More

Adam Johnson (2019-03-29). 'Renouncing Violence' Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims. fair.org As Israel was killing scores and maiming thousands of protesters in Gaza, rather than calling on Israel to "renounce violence," the New York Times ( 5/18/18) published an op-ed arguing that "guarding the border was more important than avoiding killing." | A FAIR survey of the phrase "renounce violence" in the New York Times over the past 10 years shows that 95 percent of the time the demand is made of Muslim organizations, people or political parties, the most prominent being the Taliban and Hamas. There are zero instances o…

Benjamin Barber (2019-03-29). The Partisan Gerrymandering Cases That Could Shape the Future of Southern Politics. commondreams.org As the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to hear arguments in two cases related to partisan gerrymandering this week, people rallied outside to call for an end to the practice. (Photo: Victoria Pickering/Flickr) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

United Nations (2019-03-29). On eve of Gaza border protest anniversary, UN's top humanitarian official for Palestine calls for calm. un.org With a large protest planned on Saturday in Gaza, and border shootings by Israeli security forces which have left nearly 200 Palestinians dead over the past year, the UN's top humanitarian official in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt), Jamie McGoldrick, on Friday called for calm from all sides to prevent further bloodshed.

splcenter (2019-03-29). Alabama Voting Rights Project helps 2,000 people cast ballots in Alabama, but many more do not know they can vote. splcenter.org Rodney Lofton had never cast a ballot before a felony conviction stripped him of his voting rights in 2015.

pip.hinman (2019-03-29). 'Love Aotearoa, hate racism' rally draws thousands in Auckland. greenleft.org.au A week after the Christchurch mosque attacks, thousands of people mobilised in Auckland for the "Love Aotearoa, hate racism" rally on March 24. | A number of speakers addressed the rally, including Mike Treen, national director of Unite Union and Global Peace and Justice. | "We need to organise, we need to connect," Treen told the rally. "Not just on an individual level to challenge every racist that we come across … not just on an individual level to speak up when we need to speak up. We need to connect, we need to organise in our churches, in our unions, in our schools, in our universities, in every instituti…

susan_p (2019-03-29). New Zealand: Islamophobia is a weapon of the 1%. greenleft.org.au The terrorist attack on the Christchurch mosques by a right-wing fanatic has exposed a dark network of white supremacist, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant and misogynist people and movements that want to destroy all progressive aspects in the advance of humanity. | These networks openly admire United States President Donald Trump and other right-wing ideologues because their hatreds and fears are being manipulated by these same "establishment" forces. When Trump says "I think Islam hates us" and "Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in," referring to the migrant caravan from South America to the US, and…

The Conversation (2019-03-29). Born in the USA, White Nationalism is Now a Global Terror Threat. theantimedia.com (CONVERSATION) — The recent massacre of 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand is the latest confirmation that white supremacy is a danger to democratic societies across the globe. Despite President Donald Trump's suggestion that white nationalist terrorism is not a major problem, recent data from the United Nations, University of Chicago and other sources show the opposite. As more people embrace a …

RT (2019-03-29). Trump threatens to shut down US-Mexico border 'next week' — even for ALL TRADE. rt.com In a Friday tweet, President Donald Trump threatened to shut down all, or most of the southern border next week if Mexico doesn't act immediately to stop illegal migration into the US in its entirety.

Fight Back (2019-03-28). FRSO mobilizes against U.S. wars and racism. fightbacknews.org Washington D.C. – The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is building for a rally and march against U.S. wars and racism in Washington D.C. this Saturday, March 30. | "Oppose NATO, War, and Racism! Oppose U.S. intervention in Venezuela!" is the theme for a rally starting at 1 p.m. across from the White House in LaFayette Park. | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is set to 'celebrate' 70 years on April 4. April 4 is also the anniversary of the day Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. So, a large coalition of anti-war, international solidarity, and anti-racist organizations are gathering to…

Jesse Jackson (2019-03-28). Jim Crow racism is back with Florida Republicans' poll tax. peoplesworld.org Until 2018, Florida—the state vital to the presidential victories of George W. Bush and Donald Trump—deprived one in 10 voters, and two in 10 African Americans, of the right to vote with a constitutional provision banning felons from voting, even after they had fulfilled their sentences. Many with nonviolent drug felonies, enforced by a systematically biased …

Democracy Now! (2019-03-28). Fighting Racial Bias in an Age of Mass Murder: Prejudice from the Coffee Shop to Charlottesville. democracynow.org As avowed neo-Nazi James Alex Fields pleaded guilty Wednesday to 29 counts of hate crimes in a federal court for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville in August of 2017, we look at a new book that addresses the tragic event, as well as the rising number of race-based mass shootings, hate crimes and police shootings of unarmed men in the past several years. It also examines cases of discrimination against African Americans for simply sitting in coffee shops or trying to vacation in Airbnb-hosted homes. Professor Jennifer Eberhardt is the author of "Biased: Uncovering the Hidden…

STAFF (2019-03-28). Gerrymandering — Election Manipulation Tool Reaches Supreme Court (Again). therealnews.com The corrupting influence of big money receives much of the focus of voters, but gerrymandering has been the behind-the-scenes way both parties have used to gain an edge over each other in state elections for years. Kathay Feng of Common Cause discusses the cases that recently reached the Supreme Court…

Lucas Koerner (2019-03-28). After Debunking Lies About Humanitarian Aid" Trucks, NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela's Cuban Doctors. mintpressnews.com After debunking Washington's lies about the burning of "humanitarian aid" trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined "'It is Unspe…

Michelle Zacarias (2019-03-28). Pentagon will hand over $1 billion for 57 miles of Trump's border wall. peoplesworld.org

STAFF (2019-03-28). City Settles, Agrees to Reforms with Fired Black Police Chief who Claimed Discrimination. therealnews.com Pocomoke City's first black police chief Kelvin Sewell has agreed to settle his discrimination lawsuit with the city for both monetary damages and a consent decree that will force the city to implement reforms in hiring and management practices…

STAFF (2019-03-28). Concert Helps Raise $9K for Hopkins Nurse Allegedly Fired For Union Organizing. therealnews.com Nurse Vivian Obijekwu says she was fired from Johns Hopkins Hospital—while 8 months pregnant—for organizing fellow workers to fight discrimination. Local organizers held a concert to show solidarity and raise funds for her…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-28). Headlines for March 28, 2019. democracynow.org Boeing to Update Software Implicated in Crashes of 737 MAX Jets, Federal Judge Strikes Down Medicaid Work Requirements, Migrant Asylum Seekers in El Paso Detained in Open-Air Parking Lot, Trump Says Puerto Rico Received Too Much Aid After Hurricane Maria, Florida Police Identify Second Parkland Survivor Who Died by Suicide, Rep. Ilhan Omar Challenges Trump Admin Rule Easing Overseas Gun Sales, NRA Advised Far-Right Australian Party on Overturning Gun Controls, NRA Official Reached Out to Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist, Charlottesville Murderer James Alex Fields Pleads Guilty to Hate Crimes, Facebook to Ban White…

Fight Back (2019-03-28). All charges dropped against Jussie Smollett, victim of Chicago police. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Immediately after all charges were dropped Tuesday morning, March 26 against actor Jussie Smollett and the record of his arrest and prosecution expunged, Frank Chapman, Co-Chairperson of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, addressed the media. Smollett is a star of the Fox Television series "Empire." | "This is another example of the CPD doing what they do," Chapman declared. "They have falsely accused people, tortured confessions and framed-up innocent people, killed people — there is no justice when it come to the CPD. The people of this city are tired of this. We n…

ACLU (2019-03-28). When Taking a Walk at Night Was an Act of Civil Disobedience. aclu.org Oregon remembers Minoru Yasui, a civil rights icon who broke the law to protest the curfews put on Japanese Americans at the start of World War II. | Seventy-six years ago, Minoru "Min" Yasui sat in a cell at the Multnomah County Jail in Oregon when he read a newspaper article detailing how Walter Pierce, the state's former governor and U.S. congressman, called for Japanese immigrants in the United States to be sent to Japan. Ever the racist and xenophobe, Pierce wasn't done. He even suggested revoking birthright citizens…

United Nations (2019-03-28). Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention official sounds alarm over recent ethnically-targeted killings. un.org The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed on Thursday his deepest concern and strongly condemned recent attacks against villages in Mali, including mass-killings last weekend in the Mopti region, which left 160 dead, including some 50 children, according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR).

Fight Back (2019-03-28). Immigrant rights delegation to visit U.S.-Mexico border. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – In the shadow of President Trump's declaration of a 'state of emergency' to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Legalization for All Network is organizing a national delegation of immigrant rights activists to go on a fact-finding and solidarity delegation to the border. The delegation will include activists from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), Milwaukee's Young People's Resistance Committee (YPRC) and from the U.S. Palestinian Community Network. | The delegation will learn about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border since its unjust creation with the U.S. milita…

splcenter (2019-03-28). SPLC: Conversion therapy provider continues to secretly operate nearly four years after jury finds practices unconscionable. splcenter.org The SPLC this week filed a motion asking a judge to institute contempt proceedings against JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), now known as JIFGA (Jewish Institute for Global Awareness), for violating an injunction entered over three years ago requiring that it permanently cease all operations and completely halt all elements of its fraudulent gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" program.

splcenter (2019-03-28). Federal judge rules against Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas. splcenter.org A federal judge this week ruled against the Trump administration's approval of Medicaid waiver projects in Kentucky and Arkansas that include work mandates and other cuts to health coverage.

STAFF (2019-03-27). Humane Capitalism or Fascism and War — Q&A with Paul Jay. therealnews.com A viewer asks why did Paul say that capitalism led to World War I, and another viewer asks if humane capitalism is the answer to today's problems — Paul Jay joins Taya Graham…

John Dougherty and Michael Edison Hayden (2019-03-27). Gab Moves to Withdraw SEC Filing Amid Growing Financial Challenges. splcenter.org Gab, best known for operating an online space where white supremacists organize, abruptly withdrew its request to sell stocks to finance the company.

splcenter (2019-03-27). James Alex Fields Jr., Who Killed Heather Heyer at 'Unite the Right,' Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges. splcenter.org The white supremacist sympathizer who plowed a car into a crowd and killed a woman after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to 29 federal hate crimes.

ACLU (2019-03-27). The Department of Homeland Security's Attack on Asylum Seekers at the Border Continues. aclu.org The U.S. is systematically violating the rights of asylum seekers and turning them back into Mexico where they are often abused. | In a desperate attempt to escape immediate threats to their life, the Castro* family fled their home country of El Salvador, hoping to make it to the U.S.-Mexico border to seek refuge. What they found instead at the port of entry in Eagle Pass, Texas, were cruel U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and no protection to be found. | After being physically pushed back into Mexico by CBP officers, the Castro family was told that they must get on a list in Mexico and wait. In…

Tom Coburg (2019-03-27). Jacob Rees-Mogg, the European far right, and the Christchurch terrorist. thecanary.co A past indiscretion may come back to haunt Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. Because his attendance at a certain event organised by an arch-conservative group … | Read more Jacob Rees-Mogg, the European far right, and the Christchurch terrorist | By Tom Coburg

splcenter (2019-03-27). SPLC statement on judge's order blocking Trump administration's Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas. splcenter.org A federal judge today rejected the Trump administration's efforts to require people who depend on Medicaid to work in exchange for health benefits in Kentucky and Arkansas.

Keegan Hankes, Senior Research Analyst (2019-03-27). SPLC reacts to Facebook policy on white nationalism. splcenter.org The internet, and social media in particular, continues to be a powerful tool used by the radical right to accelerate the spread of hate into the mainstream.

Democracy Now! (2019-03-26). Fears of New Gaza Invasion Rise as Israel Launches Airstrikes and Mobilizes Along Border. democracynow.org Israel has bombed Gaza for a third day in a row and mobilized dozens of tanks, raising fears that Israel could launch another invasion. The latest Israeli airstrikes came earlier this morning, after Hamas announced it had reached an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel. Tension has been escalating for days in Gaza. On Friday, Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians taking part in the weekly Great March of Return protests. Sixty-two other Palestinians were injured. On Sunday, Israeli air raids struck parts of Gaza, including a refugee camp. Then, on Monday, militants inside Gaza launched a series of homemade…

2019-04-01: Social Media Postees

Maradona Dedicates Soccer Win to Venezuelan President Maduro
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-01
World renowned former Argentine soccer play who brought his team to victory at the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona took a jab at 'Yankee' interventionism in Latin America and dedicated the win of his Mexican team to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Maradona Shows Support To Koulibaly, 'I Too Suffered' Racism | "I want to dedicate this triumph to Nicolas Maduro and to all Venezuelans who are suffering. The sheriffs of the world–who are these Yankees?" asked the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maradona-Dedicat…

Racism and Social Media
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-01
truthdig.com/cartoons/racism-and-social-…

Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
On the eve of the first anniversary of the "Great March of Return" at the Gaza border, lawyers and jurists around the world are calling on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute Israeli crimes …
globalresearch.ca/lawyers-worldwide-urge…

America's Dirty War on Immigrant Children
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco — Nancy Scheper-Hughes | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
"These aren't people. These are animals" — Donald Trump, May 17, 2018 President Trump is right about one thing: there is an emergency; indeed we would call it a humanitarian catastrophe at the U.S. Southern Border.[1] It is also a demographic, political and moral catastrophe However, the chaotic 'solutions' devised by former Attorney General Sessions and…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/americas-dir…

The Myth of the American Frontier
Jedediah Britton-Purdy | thenation.com | 2019-04-01
The Myth of the American Frontier…
thenation.com/article/greg-grandin-end-o…

Trump 'Not Bluffing' on Border Closure: White House
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-01
The United States administration under President Donald Trump reiterated the president's threats to close its southern border this week if Mexico didn't halt incoming undocumented people on their side of the fence. | RELATED: | Mexico's 'AMLO' Still Popular After 100 Days in Office | Speaking to ABC's "This Week", White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney blamed Democrat Party members for what the administration is calling a 'border crisis' with Mexico as thousands of Central Americ…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Not-Bluffi…

WitchHunt: Controversy Over Anti-Semitism and the British Labour Party
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-01
Filmmaker Jon Pullman discusses his film WitchHunt, about the suppression of critical voices in the Labour Party and the influence of the Israeli lobby…
therealnews.com/stories/witchhunt-contro…

Germany: Links found between right-wing network inside army and police officer murdered by far-right terrorists
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-01
According to research by weekly Die Zeit, the AfD parliamentary group employs at least 27 activists and supporters of right-wing organizations. Die Zeit speaks of a "Nazi network inside the German Bundestag."
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/…

Trump threatens to shut US-Mexico border, cuts aid to Central America
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-01
The Trump administration is cutting off $600 million in aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, while threatening to devastate the economy of Mexico by closing the US-Mexico border.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/…

Want to fix gerrymandering?
Manil Suri | zcomm.org | 2019-04-01
Then the Supreme Court needs to listen to mathematicians…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/want-to-fix-gerrym…

Islamophobic attack on San Diego area mosque: interview with Yusef Miller of Islamic Society of North County
Zachery Bowersock | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-31
"There is no such thing as a time, since the colonization of this country, when this country has been free of racism, or sexism, or any type of xenophobia."
liberationnews.org/islamophobic-attack-o…

How Trump's Border Wall Perpetuates the Legacy of Colonialism on the Rio Grande
Aaron Miguel Cantú | theintercept.com | 2019-03-31
It's Friday at dusk on a long stretch of dirt road in Hidalgo County, Texas, about a mile north of the Rio Grande and Mexico. Orange light gleams through a single palm tree towering over hardwood mesquites. Land speculators imported palms to the Rio Grande Valley a century ago to attract white American settlers to the region, and they loom especially high above dense thornscrub below. | I'm walking to my car with Christopher Basaldú, who's lived in a nearby tent for over a month in…
theintercept.com/2019/03/31/border-wall-…

Why local elections in Turkey could have a serious impact around the world
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-30
The atmosphere around the upcoming Turkish municipal elections scheduled for March 31th almost make it seem like the country is preparing to elect a new president: tensions are high, and interests extend far beyond the border. All of the major international players, primarily the United States and the Europeans, are closely monitoring the elections, anxiously …
uwidata.com/2904-why-local-elections-in-…

'We Are Running Concentration Camps': Images from El Paso Stir Outrage over Migrant Treatment
Eoin Higgins | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
Hundreds of migrants are being held by border agents in a fenced in encampment under a bridge in El Paso, leading to anger and accusations that the American government is holding people in "concentration camps." | Images posted online by reporters …
globalresearch.ca/concentration-camps-im…

Remembrance service held for New Zealand terror attack victims
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-30
The event was used by the NZ and Australian governments to appeal for unity, demand censorship of social media and cover up their role in creating the conditions for the fascist attack.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/…

Mexico border closure very likely and would be a 'profit-making operation' for US, Trump says
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-30
US President Donald Trump has said that there is "a very good likelihood" he will shut down the border with Mexico next week, upping the ante over border security and arguing that the US would benefit from cutting off trade. | …
rt.com/usa/455114-border-closure-good-li…

Review: 'Captive State' puts sci-fi and resistance center stage in Chicago
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-29
"As long as we fight, we have a chance." — Captive State Throughout the history of the science fiction and horror genre of film and literature, there have been stories that hold a mirror to the realities of our world. Through fantastical plotlines, socio-political themes such as corruption, sexism, racism, and a general questioning of …
peoplesworld.org/article/review-captive-…

The Partisan Gerrymandering Cases That Could Shape the Future of Southern Politics
Benjamin Barber | commondreams.org | 2019-03-29
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to hear arguments in two cases related to partisan gerrymandering this week, people rallied outside to call for an end to the practice. (Photo: Victoria Pickering/Flickr) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/30/partis…

Brazilian president to commemorate 1964 fascist military coup
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-29
Brazilians took to social media following the news calling out Bolsonaro for "celebrating" the military dictatorship and its coup using the hashtag #DitaduraNuncaMais (No More Dictatorship). | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/28/brazilian-presid…

'Renouncing Violence' Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims
Adam Johnson | fair.org | 2019-03-29
As Israel was killing scores and maiming thousands of protesters in Gaza, rather than calling on Israel to "renounce violence," the New York Times ( 5/18/18) published an op-ed arguing that "guarding the border was more important than avoiding killing." | A FAIR survey of the phrase "renounce violence" in the New York Times over the past 10 years shows that 95 percent of the time the demand is made of Muslim organizations, people or political parties, the most prominent being the Taliban and Hamas. There are zero instances o…
fair.org/home/renouncing-violence-is-a-d…

On eve of Gaza border protest anniversary, UN's top humanitarian official for Palestine calls for calm
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-29
With a large protest planned on Saturday in Gaza, and border shootings by Israeli security forces which have left nearly 200 Palestinians dead over the past year, the UN's top humanitarian official in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt), Jamie McGoldrick, on Friday called for calm from all sides to prevent further bloodshed.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1…

Gaza, Stonewall: Izzy Mustafa on Why People Rise Up
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-29
Every Friday since March 30, 2018, in what's known as the Great March of Return, Palestinians in Gaza come to the Israeli border fence to protest nearly twelve years of a blockade that has made Gaza into what's often called the world's largest open-air prison. They also come to invoke UN Resolution 194, their right…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/29/gaza-stonewa…

Alabama Voting Rights Project helps 2,000 people cast ballots in Alabama, but many more do not know they can vote
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-29
Rodney Lofton had never cast a ballot before a felony conviction stripped him of his voting rights in 2015.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/29/alabama-vo…

Born in the USA, White Nationalism is Now a Global Terror Threat
The Conversation | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-29
(CONVERSATION) — The recent massacre of 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand is the latest confirmation that white supremacy is a danger to democratic societies across the globe. Despite President Donald Trump's suggestion that white nationalist terrorism is not a major problem, recent data from the United Nations, University of Chicago and other sources show the opposite. As more people embrace a …

Born in the USA, White Nationalism is Now a Global Terror Threat

New Zealand: Islamophobia is a weapon of the 1%
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-29
The terrorist attack on the Christchurch mosques by a right-wing fanatic has exposed a dark network of white supremacist, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant and misogynist people and movements that want to destroy all progressive aspects in the advance of humanity. | These networks openly admire United States President Donald Trump and other right-wing ideologues because their hatreds and fears are being manipulated by these same "establishment" forces. When Trump says "I think Islam hates us" and "Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in," referring to the migrant caravan from South America to the US, and…
greenleft.org.au/content/new-zealand-islamophobia-weapon-1

Trump threatens to shut down US-Mexico border 'next week' — even for ALL TRADE
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-29
In a Friday tweet, President Donald Trump threatened to shut down all, or most of the southern border next week if Mexico doesn't act immediately to stop illegal migration into the US in its entirety. | …
rt.com/usa/455084-trump-mexico-border-ne…

'Love Aotearoa, hate racism' rally draws thousands in Auckland
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-29
A week after the Christchurch mosque attacks, thousands of people mobilised in Auckland for the "Love Aotearoa, hate racism" rally on March 24. | A number of speakers addressed the rally, including Mike Treen, national director of Unite Union and Global Peace and Justice. | "We need to organise, we need to connect," Treen told the rally. "Not just on an individual level to challenge every racist that we come across … not just on an individual level to speak up when we need to speak up. We need to connect, we need to organise in our churches, in our unions, in our schools, in our universities, in every instituti…
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FRSO mobilizes against U.S. wars and racism
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-28
Washington D.C. – The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is building for a rally and march against U.S. wars and racism in Washington D.C. this Saturday, March 30. | "Oppose NATO, War, and Racism! Oppose U.S. intervention in Venezuela!" is the theme for a rally starting at 1 p.m. across from the White House in LaFayette Park. | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is set to 'celebrate' 70 years on April 4. April 4 is also the anniversary of the day Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. So, a large coalition of anti-war, international solidarity, and anti-racist organizations are gathering to…
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Jim Crow racism is back with Florida Republicans' poll tax
Jesse Jackson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-28
Until 2018, Florida–the state vital to the presidential victories of George W. Bush and Donald Trump–deprived one in 10 voters, and two in 10 African Americans, of the right to vote with a constitutional provision banning felons from voting, even after they had fulfilled their sentences. Many with nonviolent drug felonies, enforced by a systematically biased …
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After Debunking Lies About Humanitarian Aid" Trucks, NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela's Cuban Doctors
Lucas Koerner | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-28
After debunking Washington's lies about the burning of "humanitarian aid" trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined "'It is Unspe…
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Headlines for March 28, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-28
Boeing to Update Software Implicated in Crashes of 737 MAX Jets, Federal Judge Strikes Down Medicaid Work Requirements, Migrant Asylum Seekers in El Paso Detained in Open-Air Parking Lot, Trump Says Puerto Rico Received Too Much Aid After Hurricane Maria, Florida Police Identify Second Parkland Survivor Who Died by Suicide, Rep. Ilhan Omar Challenges Trump Admin Rule Easing Overseas Gun Sales, NRA Advised Far-Right Australian Party on Overturning Gun Controls, NRA Official Reached Out to Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist, Charlottesville Murderer James Alex Fields Pleads Guilty to Hate Crimes, Facebook to Ban White…
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Fighting Racial Bias in an Age of Mass Murder: Prejudice from the Coffee Shop to Charlottesville
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-28
As avowed neo-Nazi James Alex Fields pleaded guilty Wednesday to 29 counts of hate crimes in a federal court for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville in August of 2017, we look at a new book that addresses the tragic event, as well as the rising number of race-based mass shootings, hate crimes and police shootings of unarmed men in the past several years. It also examines cases of discrimination against African Americans for simply sitting in coffee shops or trying to vacation in Airbnb-hosted homes. Professor Jennifer Eberhardt is the author of "Biased: Uncovering the Hidden…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/3/28/fi…

All charges dropped against Jussie Smollett, victim of Chicago police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-28
Chicago, IL – Immediately after all charges were dropped Tuesday morning, March 26 against actor Jussie Smollett and the record of his arrest and prosecution expunged, Frank Chapman, Co-Chairperson of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, addressed the media. Smollett is a star of the Fox Television series "Empire." | "This is another example of the CPD doing what they do," Chapman declared. "They have falsely accused people, tortured confessions and framed-up innocent people, killed people — there is no justice when it come to the CPD. The people of this city are tired of this. We n…
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When Taking a Walk at Night Was an Act of Civil Disobedience
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-28
Oregon remembers Minoru Yasui, a civil rights icon who broke the law to protest the curfews put on Japanese Americans at the start of World War II. | Seventy-six years ago, Minoru "Min" Yasui sat in a cell at the Multnomah County Jail in Oregon when he read a newspaper article detailing how Walter Pierce, the state's former governor and U.S. congressman, called for Japanese immigrants in the United States to be sent to Japan. Ever the racist and xenophobe, Pierce wasn't done. He even suggested revoking birthright citizens…
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Gerrymandering — Election Manipulation Tool Reaches Supreme Court (Again)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-28
The corrupting influence of big money receives much of the focus of voters, but gerrymandering has been the behind-the-scenes way both parties have used to gain an edge over each other in state elections for years. Kathay Feng of Common Cause discusses the cases that recently reached the Supreme Court…
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Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention official sounds alarm over recent ethnically-targeted killings
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-28
The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed on Thursday his deepest concern and strongly condemned recent attacks against villages in Mali, including mass-killings last weekend in the Mopti region, which left 160 dead, including some 50 children, according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR).
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Pentagon will hand over $1 billion for 57 miles of Trump's border wall
Michelle Zacarias | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-28
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Immigrant rights delegation to visit U.S.-Mexico border
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-28
Minneapolis, MN – In the shadow of President Trump's declaration of a 'state of emergency' to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Legalization for All Network is organizing a national delegation of immigrant rights activists to go on a fact-finding and solidarity delegation to the border. The delegation will include activists from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), Milwaukee's Young People's Resistance Committee (YPRC) and from the U.S. Palestinian Community Network. | The delegation will learn about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border since its unjust creation with the U.S. milita…
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Concert Helps Raise $9K for Hopkins Nurse Allegedly Fired For Union Organizing
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-28
Nurse Vivian Obijekwu says she was fired from Johns Hopkins Hospital–while 8 months pregnant–for organizing fellow workers to fight discrimination. Local organizers held a concert to show solidarity and raise funds for her…
therealnews.com/stories/concert-helps-ra…

City Settles, Agrees to Reforms with Fired Black Police Chief who Claimed Discrimination
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-28
Pocomoke City's first black police chief Kelvin Sewell has agreed to settle his discrimination lawsuit with the city for both monetary damages and a consent decree that will force the city to implement reforms in hiring and management practices…
therealnews.com/columns/city-settles-agr…

SPLC: Conversion therapy provider continues to secretly operate nearly four years after jury finds practices unconscionable
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-28
The SPLC this week filed a motion asking a judge to institute contempt proceedings against JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), now known as JIFGA (Jewish Institute for Global Awareness), for violating an injunction entered over three years ago requiring that it permanently cease all operations and completely halt all elements of its fraudulent gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" program.
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Federal judge rules against Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-28
A federal judge this week ruled against the Trump administration's approval of Medicaid waiver projects in Kentucky and Arkansas that include work mandates and other cuts to health coverage.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/28/federal-ju…

Humane Capitalism or Fascism and War — Q&A with Paul Jay
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-27
A viewer asks why did Paul say that capitalism led to World War I, and another viewer asks if humane capitalism is the answer to today's problems — Paul Jay joins Taya Graham…
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Gab Moves to Withdraw SEC Filing Amid Growing Financial Challenges
John Dougherty and Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-03-27
Gab, best known for operating an online space where white supremacists organize, abruptly withdrew its request to sell stocks to finance the company.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/03/28/gab-m…

James Alex Fields Jr., Who Killed Heather Heyer at 'Unite the Right,' Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-27
The white supremacist sympathizer who plowed a car into a crowd and killed a woman after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to 29 federal hate crimes.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/03/27/james…

The Department of Homeland Security's Attack on Asylum Seekers at the Border Continues
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-27
The U.S. is systematically violating the rights of asylum seekers and turning them back into Mexico where they are often abused. | In a desperate attempt to escape immediate threats to their life, the Castro* family fled their home country of El Salvador, hoping to make it to the U.S.-Mexico border to seek refuge. What they found instead at the port of entry in Eagle Pass, Texas, were cruel U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and no protection to be found. | After being physically pushed back into Mexico by CBP officers, the Castro family was told that they must get on a list in Mexico and wait. In…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/departme…

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the European far right, and the Christchurch terrorist
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2019-03-27
A past indiscretion may come back to haunt Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. Because his attendance at a certain event organised by an arch-conservative group … | Read more Jacob Rees-Mogg, the European far right, and the Christchurch terrorist | By Tom Coburg…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/03/27/jacob-rees-mogg-the-european-far-right-and-the-christchurch-terrorist/

SPLC statement on judge's order blocking Trump administration's Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-27
A federal judge today rejected the Trump administration's efforts to require people who depend on Medicaid to work in exchange for health benefits in Kentucky and Arkansas.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/27/splc-state…

SPLC reacts to Facebook policy on white nationalism
Keegan Hankes, Senior Research Analyst | splcenter.org | 2019-03-27
The internet, and social media in particular, continues to be a powerful tool used by the radical right to accelerate the spread of hate into the mainstream.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/27/splc-react…

Protest demands justice for the wrongfully convicted
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-26
Chicago, IL – A crowd of 20 rallied outside the office of 30th Ward Alderman Ariel Reboyras on March 20 to condemn his record of covering for police crimes and preventing justice for those victimized by police violence. | Protesters included residents of the 30th Ward, members of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Boricua Resistance (CBR), and Innocent Demand Justice. Addressing the crowd, Jazmine Salas, co-chair of the Chicago Alliance, said "Reboyras has done nothing for the survivors of Guevara's crimes and instead made sure to protect dirty cops. He has turned his back on Bl…
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