Daily Archives: April 16, 2019

2019-04-16: News Headlines

Kenn Orphan (2019-04-16). A Land Uncharted: the Persecution of Julian Assange. counterpunch.org The persecution and arrest of Julian Assange is the first and most definitive step toward full blown global fascism. The symbolism of a gravely ill journalist being manhandled by uniformed henchmen is the exact imagery it needed to send a chilling message to whistleblowers and the press. The assault and eventual dismantling of what remains of a free press has always been that first step, and it is what lies on the horizon barring mass dissent. For decades the mainstream media has acquiesced to the demands of the corporate world of high finance that now owns them outright and the military and surveillance state th…

Lee Ballinger (2019-04-16). None Dare Call It Fascism. counterpunch.org Since being elected in 2018, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has reinstated six deputies who were fired for brutality. He loudly defends his actions. Since January 1, Villanueva has cancelled 45 internal investigations of deputies. Poverty is growing exponentially in Los Angeles County. Thirteen thousand people become homeless every month. An increasingly violent policing More

STAFF (2019-04-16). We All Need Sanctuary From Donald Trump. truthout.org There is no missing the messages Donald Trump has been sending even before white nationalist senior adviser Stephen Miller was given control over the administration's immigration policy: Go away, migrants and asylum seekers, the country is full. That this is nonsense — Nordics need not apply? I don't think so — is inconsequential to him and the people who carry his dank water. Cruelty is the coin of the realm, racism the language spoken to his devout base, and the rule of law broken and…

Arnold Isaacs (2019-04-16). What 1919 Taught Us. thenation.com What 1919 Taught Us…

Richard Rubenstein (2019-04-16). Julian and Martin: Reflections on the Arrest of Assange. counterpunch.org Will someone please explain to me why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a hero for violating laws sustaining the system of racial discrimination, while Julian Assange is considered a villain for violating laws sustaining the system of imperial war? Democratic Party bigwigs are celebrating the arrest of the Wikileaks founder in London and the More

Ira Glunts (2019-04-16). Why Is This Seder Different From All Other Seders? dissidentvoice.org The idea of making a different type of seder came about because of my discomfort with a ceremony that in many ways glorifies many unattractive aspects of American Jewish culture and also serves as a justification for the Israeli dispossession and suppression of the Palestinian people and their culture. Passover now appears to me to …

Bryan Wall (2019-04-16). Screw the far right's selective outrage on the Notre Dame fire. thecanary.co The famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris has been damaged by a fire. And it didn't take far-right figures long to kick their selective … | Read more Screw the far right's selective outrage on the Notre Dame fire | By Bryan Wall

STAFF (2019-04-16). Steve Miller and the Nationalist Takeover of the White House. therealnews.com We are in a battle to stop white supremacy from seizing power, says TRNN contributor Jacqueline Luqman…

Makasi Motema (2019-04-16). Hurricane of colonialism ravages Puerto Rico. workers.org When a hurricane smashes into an island, it destroys everything in its path and carries the remains out to sea. But hurricane damage is trivial compared to the devastation caused by colonialism. In early April, the white supremacist commander-in-chief sought to deny Puerto Rico aid money for the continued rebuilding . . . | Continue reading Hurricane of colonialism ravages Puerto Rico at Workers.org

Shane Quinn (2019-04-16). US and NATO's Ongoing Support for Neo-Nazis in the Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Over the past few months, NATO's Jens Stoltenberg has continued outlining his organization's "recognition" for the Ukraine "to become a member of NATO". Two weeks ago Stoltenberg pronounced publicly in Washington that "we work with Ukraine to help Ukraine move …

Natascha Elena Uhlmann (2019-04-16). Empowering Border Patrol To Make Asylum Decisions Drastically Increases Danger For Immigrants. shadowproof.com Department of Homeland Security is placing migrants in harms way with plans to task Border Patrol with facilitating the early stages of the asylum process.

teleSUR (2019-04-16). Cuba Working Tirelessly for Return of Two Kidnapped Doctors. telesurenglish.net President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Sunday his administration is working tirelessly for the return of the Cuban two doctors who were kidnapped in Kenya on April 12. | RELATED: | Kenya Moves All Cuban Doctors Away From Border After Abductions | "Cuba tirelessly strives for the safe return of Assel and Landy, our doctors kidnapped in Kenya," Diaz…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-16). Passing the Parcel: The European Union and Refugees in the Mediterranean. dissidentvoice.org The modern UN Refugee Convention is now so flea-bitten it's been put out to the garbage tip of history. At least the enthusiastic fleas think so, given their conduct as political representatives across a range of parliaments keen on barbed wired borders and impenetrable defences. Across Europe, the issue of refugees arriving by sea — …

Emily Early, Staff Attorney, Economic Justice Project (2019-04-16). What the Supreme Court ruling could mean for civil asset forfeiture. splcenter.org As the U.S. Supreme Court pointed out on Feb. 20, the constitutional clause that protects Americans from having to pay "excessive fines" traces its lineage to the Magna Carta, which set forth certain rights in England more than 800 years ago.

STAFF (2019-04-16). Stephen Miller and the White Nationalist Takeover of the White House. truthdig.com The rise of the far right has put us at a dangerous crossroads in our nation's history, warn journalists Jeff Cohen and Jacqueline Luqman.

teleSUR (2019-04-16). India's Top Court To View Appeal Allowing Women Into Mosques. telesurenglish.net India's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques, seeking to overturn a centuries-old practice that largely bars women from the places of worship. | ANALYSIS: | 'Soul of India at Stake': Why Progressives Want Modi Out | Women are not allowed inside most mosques in India although a few have separate entrances for women to go into segregated areas. | The petitioners, Yasmeen Peerzade and her husband Zuber Peerzade, said that…

Curt Wechsler (2019-04-16). Refuse Fascism Discussion and Organizing Meeting. indybay.org Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco…

STAFF (2019-04-16). Trump's Racist Policies Make 2019 Look Like 1919. truthout.org Reading about immigration policy, religious and racial bigotry, and terrorism fears in America in 1919 offers an eerie sense of decades melting away and past and present blurring together. | The blend isn't exact. Bigotry was expressed much more explicitly a century ago, not in code as it usually is now. Jim Crow laws in the South and other forms of racial segregation in the rest of the country were seen by most white Americans as the normal state of affairs. In the national debate on immigration, the most inflammatory rhetoric was largely aimed at immigrants from Asia, not Latin America or the Middle East; Sl…

Prof Alfred McCoy (2019-04-16). Decriminalizing the Drug War? globalresearch.ca We live in a time of change, when people are questioning old assumptions and seeking new directions. In the ongoing debate over health care, social justice, and border security, there is, however, one overlooked issue that should be at the …

Classical Music Fan (2019-04-16). Bach at U.S.-Mexican border from Cellist Yo-Yo Ma. indybay.org Born in Paris in 1955 of Chinese parents, moving to the U.S. at age 7, where he obtained music degrees from Julliard and Harvard, world-renowned classical music cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, performed at the US-Mexico border in a Bach festival on both sides of the border at Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico, "In culture, we build bridges, not walls, " he said.

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (2019-04-15). Jailhouse Lawyers Speak: One year since Lee Prison massacre that sparked nationwide strike. liberationnews.org This statement was issued by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, an organization of incarcerated activists fighting the brutal, racist prison system, to mark the one-year anniversary of the deaths of seven inmates at Lee Prison in South Carolina — an incident that led to the historic 2018 nationwide prison strike.

Bruce Neuburger (2019-04-15). The Border, Trumpian Madness and the Clash of Demographics. counterpunch.org Operation Wetback and its aftermath represented, it now seems from the perspective of history, a watershed moment. A threshold had been crossed. Low-wage, non-white labor (deprived of legal rights), long the mainstay of California's huge and profitable agriculture industry, had become an essential feature of the economy more broadly. And in subsequent years, this labor system, "pioneered" as it were, in California and the southwest, would become a crucial feature of the economy nationally. More

Stephanie Russell-Kraft (2019-04-15). Activists Are Invoking Religious Freedom to Save Migrants' Lives. thenation.com In court, members of the progressive No More Deaths group are trying to reclaim a law that has become synonymous with a conservative Christian moral agenda.

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-15). Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back. thecanary.co Neera Tanden, a long-time ally of former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, has joined other establishment insiders in celebrating the arrest of transparency … | Read more Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back. | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-15). Stop that Gucci and Prada Talk: Chinese and Russian People want to live too!! dissidentvoice.org I hear this again and again, whenever I speak in the West: "What kind of Communism is that in China? In all big cities, they have Prada and Gucci in every major department store." Western leftists are obsessed with this topic. They do not even realize how ridiculous, how racist their arguments actually are! China, …

commondreams (2019-04-15). Civil and Voting Rights Organizations Oppose Tennessee's Proposed Restrictions to Voter Registration Drives. commondreams.org ______________________________…

unitedEditor (2019-04-15). Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran. uwidata.com Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-13). Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. dissidentvoice.org Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, …

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2019-04-13). NAACP President Responds to President Trump's Islamophobic Tweet. naacp.org NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, released the following statement in response to President Trump's Islamophobic tweet: "Trump's recent tweet invokes painful memories to promote his racist agenda. This is maddening but not surprising for a President whose presidential campaign and presidency has been based on hate, xenophobia, and bigotry. The President needs to realize that his …

The Real News Network (2019-04-13). Ecuadorian President's Motives for Surrendering Assange: Vengeance & IMF Loan? dissidentvoice.org $4.2 billion IMF loan, submission to the US, and vengeance appear to have been President Moreno's true motives for revoking Assange's asylum in Ecuador's London embassy, says Ecuador's former foreign minister Guillaume Long.

Eileen Grench (2019-04-13). A Honduran Asylum-Seeker Was Brutally Murdered After Being Deported — From Mexico. theintercept.com Terror raced through Teresa Gonzales as both the clarity of the message and the ambiguity of the threat hit her at once. "We have a present for you waiting outside," read the text, which appeared on her daughter Rosa's cellphone during Saturday worship. "Mom, they're threatening me," said Rosa, eyes wide. | Teresa, whose family members' names have been changed for their protection, had gone to worship at her church in central Tegucigalpa, bringing Rosa, 16, along with her. Teresa — a short, sturdy woman with round cheeks and tightly curled, black hair — tried to attend service with her family on a dai…

Tyler Durden (2019-04-13). Assange Held at "Britain's Guantanamo Bay" as UN Urges Fair Trial. theantimedia.com (ZH) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a likely extended extradition battle after this week's dramatic end to his seven-year asylum stay holed up in Ecuador's London embassy. He's now in a British jail, and though UK authorities have yet to confirm the precise place of his detention, multiple reports suggest that he's being held in what's dubbed "Britain's Guantanamo Bay" — or …

susan_p (2019-04-13). John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history. greenleft.org.au The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Noam Chomsky: We Must Confront the "Ultranationalist, Reactionary" Movements Growing Across Globe. democracynow.org On Thursday night, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. He looked back at the rise of fascism in the 20th century and the growing ultranationalist movements of today, from Brazil and the United States to Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. democracynow.org Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

STAFF (2019-04-12). Ecuadorian President's Motives for Surrendering Assange: Vengeance & IMF Loan? therealnews.com $4.2 billion IMF loan, submission to the US, and vengeance appear to have been President Moreno's true motives for revoking Assange's asylum in Ecuador's London embassy, says Ecuador's former foreign minister Guillaume Long…

Nick R. Martin (2019-04-12). Four Things to Know About Next Week's 'Patriotism Over Socialism' Rally in Arizona. splcenter.org A U.S. congressman and the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party are both listed as speakers at an event that will also be attended by multiple hate groups.

United Nations (2019-04-12). Ebola not an international 'health emergency' but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency. un.org The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) "does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern", according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-04-12). Suspect in Church Burnings Influenced by 'Black Metal' Music, Police Say, But Not All Black Metal is the Same. splcenter.org Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old man accused of burning three historically black churches in Louisiana, was influenced by "black metal," police say — a music genre sometimes tied to organized hate.

splcenter (2019-04-12). Weekend Read: Alabama's illegal – and deadly – prison system. splcenter.org We've been locked in a legal battle with the state of Alabama for the past five years over the sickening mistreatment of people in its prisons who have medical and mental health needs.

United Nations (2019-04-12). From 'dead on the inside' to 'truly alive': Survivor of genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda recounts her story as UN marks 25th anniversary. un.org "Miraculously I had no machete marks" a survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda told a solemn United Nations event in New York on Friday, 25 years on, to remember the systematic killing of more than one million people, over less than three months.

United Nations (2019-04-12). Friday's Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of 'chaos' in Libya. un.org Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan's protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Pakistan; continued fighting in Libya's capital; and an update on Colombia's peace process.

Glenn Greenwald (2019-04-12). The U.S. Government's Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom. theintercept.com The indictment of Julian Assange unsealed today by the Trump Justice Department poses grave threats to press freedoms, not only in the U.S. but around the world. The charging document and accompanying extradition request from the U.S. government, used by the U.K. police to arrest Assange once Ecuador officially withdrew its asylum protection, seeks to crim…

pip.hinman (2019-04-12). Single mother takes action against ParentsNext 'mission impossible'. greenleft.org.au Single mother of three Juanita McLaren lodged a complaint in the United Nations in March against the Australian government over its discrimination against single mothers. | McLaren is being supported by the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children which wants the parenting payments' scheme and the newly-introduced ParentsNext program to be held up to greater scrutiny. | Since 2012, single parents have been moved from the single parenting payment (now $384.25 a week) to the News…

pip.hinman (2019-04-12). Indian elections: the challenges of unseating a racist. greenleft.org.au Elections in India will take place from April 11 to May 23. Green Left Weekly's Susan Price spoke to Kavita Krishnan, a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI-ML) about their campaign to challenge Narendra Modi's far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. | In which seats is the CPI-ML fielding candidates? Are there opportunities for the left to coordinate efforts to defeat the BJP? | The CPI-ML is contesting 22 seats [across 10 states]: 4 in Bihar; 3 each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab; 2 each in West Bengal, Jharkand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu…

pip.hinman (2019-04-12). Refugee rights activists take aim at Liberals in Corangamite. greenleft.org.au The Combined Refugee Action Group (CRAG) launched its campaign to highlight the cruel treatment of refugees in the country's most marginal electorate, Corangamite, on April 7. | #ChooseFairnessAndDecency, which was launched at the Barwon Heads Bridge, is asking voters to consider "fair" and "decent" policies for asylum seekers asking Australia for protection and a chance to rebuild their lives. | CRAG's decision to campaign in Corangamite is aimed at adding pressure on Liberal MP Sarah Henderson, who holds the seat by a margin of 0.03% after last year's redistribution. | CRAG will be distributing its policy compa…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-11). "Bring It On": Julian Assange's 2015 Message to the U.S. Justice Department About Possible Charges. democracynow.org Earlier today, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London and is now facing charges in the U.S. for helping Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning hack a government computer. We reair part of our 2015 interview with Assange from inside the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had sought asylum. | "See full archive of Democracy Now's interviews with Julian Assange": https://www.democracynow.org/appearances…

Rann Miller (2019-04-11). Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance. progressive.org The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to "prior problem behavior."

unitedEditor (2019-04-11). Julian Assange arrested in London… who is still safe? uwidata.com Ecuadorian authorities revoked Julian Assange's asylum and then allowed police to arrest him inside the country's London embassy. The founder of WikiLeaks was detained inside the embassy on Thursday, with seven men dragging him out of the building and into police custody. The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa has already condemned current president Lenin …

United Nations (2019-04-11). UN experts warn Assange arrest exposes him to risk of serious human rights violations. un.org Independent UN rights experts on Thursday said the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by police in the United Kingdom, after the Ecuadorian Government decided to stop granting him asylum in their London embassy, exposed him to "the risk of serious human rights violations", if extradited to the United States.

2019-04-16: Social Media Postees

A Land Uncharted: the Persecution of Julian Assange
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-16
The persecution and arrest of Julian Assange is the first and most definitive step toward full blown global fascism. The symbolism of a gravely ill journalist being manhandled by uniformed henchmen is the exact imagery it needed to send a chilling message to whistleblowers and the press. The assault and eventual dismantling of what remains of a free press has always been that first step, and it is what lies on the horizon barring mass dissent. For decades the mainstream media has acquiesced to the demands of the corporate world of high finance that now owns them outright and the military and surveillance state th…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/16/a-land-uncha…

None Dare Call It Fascism
Lee Ballinger | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-16
Since being elected in 2018, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has reinstated six deputies who were fired for brutality. He loudly defends his actions. Since January 1, Villanueva has cancelled 45 internal investigations of deputies. Poverty is growing exponentially in Los Angeles County. Thirteen thousand people become homeless every month. An increasingly violent policing…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/16/none-dare-ca…

What 1919 Taught Us
Arnold Isaacs | thenation.com | 2019-04-16
What 1919 Taught Us…
thenation.com/article/tom-dispatch-1919-…

We All Need Sanctuary From Donald Trump
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-16
There is no missing the messages Donald Trump has been sending even before white nationalist senior adviser Stephen Miller was given control over the administration's immigration policy: Go away, migrants and asylum seekers, the country is full. That this is nonsense — Nordics need not apply? I don't think so — is inconsequential to him and the people who carry his dank water. Cruelty is the coin of the realm, racism the language spoken to his devout base, and the rule of law broken and…
truthout.org/articles/we-all-need-sanctu…

Julian and Martin: Reflections on the Arrest of Assange
Richard Rubenstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-16
Will someone please explain to me why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a hero for violating laws sustaining the system of racial discrimination, while Julian Assange is considered a villain for violating laws sustaining the system of imperial war? Democratic Party bigwigs are celebrating the arrest of the Wikileaks founder in London and the…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/16/julian-and-m…

US and NATO's Ongoing Support for Neo-Nazis in the Ukraine
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Over the past few months, NATO's Jens Stoltenberg has continued outlining his organization's "recognition" for the Ukraine "to become a member of NATO". Two weeks ago Stoltenberg pronounced publicly in Washington that "we work with Ukraine to help Ukraine move …
globalresearch.ca/us-natos-ongoing-suppo…

Why Is This Seder Different From All Other Seders?
Ira Glunts | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-16
The idea of making a different type of seder came about because of my discomfort with a ceremony that in many ways glorifies many unattractive aspects of American Jewish culture and also serves as a justification for the Israeli dispossession and suppression of the Palestinian people and their culture. Passover now appears to me to …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/why-is-this-s…

Empowering Border Patrol To Make Asylum Decisions Drastically Increases Danger For Immigrants
Natascha Elena Uhlmann | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-16
Department of Homeland Security is placing migrants in harms way with plans to task Border Patrol with facilitating the early stages of the asylum process.
shadowproof.com/2019/04/16/empowering-bo…

Cuba Working Tirelessly for Return of Two Kidnapped Doctors
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Sunday his administration is working tirelessly for the return of the Cuban two doctors who were kidnapped in Kenya on April 12. | RELATED: | Kenya Moves All Cuban Doctors Away From Border After Abductions | "Cuba tirelessly strives for the safe return of Assel and Landy, our doctors kidnapped in Kenya," Diaz…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Working-Tir…

Passing the Parcel: The European Union and Refugees in the Mediterranean
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-16
The modern UN Refugee Convention is now so flea-bitten it's been put out to the garbage tip of history. At least the enthusiastic fleas think so, given their conduct as political representatives across a range of parliaments keen on barbed wired borders and impenetrable defences. Across Europe, the issue of refugees arriving by sea — …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/passing-the-p…

What the Supreme Court ruling could mean for civil asset forfeiture
Emily Early, Staff Attorney, Economic Justice Project | splcenter.org | 2019-04-16
As the U.S. Supreme Court pointed out on Feb. 20, the constitutional clause that protects Americans from having to pay "excessive fines" traces its lineage to the Magna Carta, which set forth certain rights in England more than 800 years ago.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/16/what-supre…

Stephen Miller and the White Nationalist Takeover of the White House
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-16
The rise of the far right has put us at a dangerous crossroads in our nation's history, warn journalists Jeff Cohen and Jacqueline Luqman.
truthdig.com/articles/stephen-miller-and…

Screw the far right's selective outrage on the Notre Dame fire
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-04-16
The famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris has been damaged by a fire. And it didn't take far-right figures long to kick their selective … | Read more Screw the far right's selective outrage on the Notre Dame fire | By Bryan Wall…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/16/screw-the-far-rights-selective-outrage-on-the-notre-dame-fire/

Hurricane of colonialism ravages Puerto Rico
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2019-04-16
When a hurricane smashes into an island, it destroys everything in its path and carries the remains out to sea. But hurricane damage is trivial compared to the devastation caused by colonialism. In early April, the white supremacist commander-in-chief sought to deny Puerto Rico aid money for the continued rebuilding . . . | Continue reading Hurricane of colonialism ravages Puerto Rico at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/04/16/hurricane-of-colo…

Steve Miller and the Nationalist Takeover of the White House
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-16
We are in a battle to stop white supremacy from seizing power, says TRNN contributor Jacqueline Luqman…
therealnews.com/stories/steve-miller-and…

India's Top Court To View Appeal Allowing Women Into Mosques
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
India's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques, seeking to overturn a centuries-old practice that largely bars women from the places of worship. | ANALYSIS: | 'Soul of India at Stake': Why Progressives Want Modi Out | Women are not allowed inside most mosques in India although a few have separate entrances for women to go into segregated areas. | The petitioners, Yasmeen Peerzade and her husband Zuber Peerzade, said that…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indias-Top-Court…

Trump's Racist Policies Make 2019 Look Like 1919
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-16
Reading about immigration policy, religious and racial bigotry, and terrorism fears in America in 1919 offers an eerie sense of decades melting away and past and present blurring together. | The blend isn't exact. Bigotry was expressed much more explicitly a century ago, not in code as it usually is now. Jim Crow laws in the South and other forms of racial segregation in the rest of the country were seen by most white Americans as the normal state of affairs. In the national debate on immigration, the most inflammatory rhetoric was largely aimed at immigrants from Asia, not Latin America or the Middle East; Sl…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-racist-poli…

Refuse Fascism Discussion and Organizing Meeting
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2019-04-16
Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/15/1882274…

Decriminalizing the Drug War?
Prof Alfred McCoy | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
We live in a time of change, when people are questioning old assumptions and seeking new directions. In the ongoing debate over health care, social justice, and border security, there is, however, one overlooked issue that should be at the …
globalresearch.ca/decriminalizing-the-dr…

Bach at U.S.-Mexican border from Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
Classical Music Fan | indybay.org | 2019-04-16
Born in Paris in 1955 of Chinese parents, moving to the U.S. at age 7, where he obtained music degrees from Julliard and Harvard, world-renowned classical music cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, performed at the US-Mexico border in a Bach festival on both sides of the border at Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico, "In culture, we build bridges, not walls, " he said.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/14/1882274…

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak: One year since Lee Prison massacre that sparked nationwide strike
Jailhouse Lawyers Speak | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-15
This statement was issued by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, an organization of incarcerated activists fighting the brutal, racist prison system, to mark the one-year anniversary of the deaths of seven inmates at Lee Prison in South Carolina — an incident that led to the historic 2018 nationwide prison strike.
liberationnews.org/jailhouse-lawyers-spe…

Stop that Gucci and Prada Talk: Chinese and Russian People want to live too!!
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-15
I hear this again and again, whenever I speak in the West: "What kind of Communism is that in China? In all big cities, they have Prada and Gucci in every major department store." Western leftists are obsessed with this topic. They do not even realize how ridiculous, how racist their arguments actually are! China, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/stop-that-guc…

Civil and Voting Rights Organizations Oppose Tennessee's Proposed Restrictions to Voter Registration Drives
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-04-15
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/04/15/civ…

Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-15
Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …
uwidata.com/3093-assanges-arrest-sudan-c…

Activists Are Invoking Religious Freedom to Save Migrants' Lives
Stephanie Russell-Kraft | thenation.com | 2019-04-15
In court, members of the progressive No More Deaths group are trying to reclaim a law that has become synonymous with a conservative Christian moral agenda.
thenation.com/article/no-more-deaths-mig…

The Border, Trumpian Madness and the Clash of Demographics
Bruce Neuburger | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-15
Operation Wetback and its aftermath represented, it now seems from the perspective of history, a watershed moment. A threshold had been crossed. Low-wage, non-white labor (deprived of legal rights), long the mainstay of California's huge and profitable agriculture industry, had become an essential feature of the economy more broadly. And in subsequent years, this labor system, "pioneered" as it were, in California and the southwest, would become a crucial feature of the economy nationally.
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Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
Neera Tanden, a long-time ally of former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, has joined other establishment insiders in celebrating the arrest of transparency … | Read more Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back. | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
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Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S
Democracy Now! | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-13
Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, …
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NAACP President Responds to President Trump's Islamophobic Tweet
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2019-04-13
NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, released the following statement in response to President Trump's Islamophobic tweet: "Trump's recent tweet invokes painful memories to promote his racist agenda. This is maddening but not surprising for a President whose presidential campaign and presidency has been based on hate, xenophobia, and bigotry. The President needs to realize that his …
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Ecuadorian President's Motives for Surrendering Assange: Vengeance & IMF Loan?
The Real News Network | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-13
$4.2 billion IMF loan, submission to the US, and vengeance appear to have been President Moreno's true motives for revoking Assange's asylum in Ecuador's London embassy, says Ecuador's former foreign minister Guillaume Long.
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A Honduran Asylum-Seeker Was Brutally Murdered After Being Deported — From Mexico
Eileen Grench | theintercept.com | 2019-04-13
Terror raced through Teresa Gonzales as both the clarity of the message and the ambiguity of the threat hit her at once. "We have a present for you waiting outside," read the text, which appeared on her daughter Rosa's cellphone during Saturday worship. "Mom, they're threatening me," said Rosa, eyes wide. | Teresa, whose family members' names have been changed for their protection, had gone to worship at her church in central Tegucigalpa, bringing Rosa, 16, along with her. Teresa — a short, sturdy woman with round cheeks and tightly curled, black hair — tried to attend service with her family on a dai…
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John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-13
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…
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Assange Held at "Britain's Guantanamo Bay" as UN Urges Fair Trial
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-13
(ZH) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a likely extended extradition battle after this week's dramatic end to his seven-year asylum stay holed up in Ecuador's London embassy. He's now in a British jail, and though UK authorities have yet to confirm the precise place of his detention, multiple reports suggest that he's being held in what's dubbed "Britain's Guantanamo Bay" — or …

Assange Held at "Britain's Guantanamo Bay" as UN Urges Fair Trial

Noam Chomsky: We Must Confront the "Ultranationalist, Reactionary" Movements Growing Across Globe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-12
On Thursday night, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. He looked back at the rise of fascism in the 20th century and the growing ultranationalist movements of today, from Brazil and the United States to Israel and Saudi Arabia.
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Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-12
Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/12/ch…

Four Things to Know About Next Week's 'Patriotism Over Socialism' Rally in Arizona
Nick R. Martin | splcenter.org | 2019-04-12
A U.S. congressman and the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party are both listed as speakers at an event that will also be attended by multiple hate groups.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/12/four-…

Ecuadorian President's Motives for Surrendering Assange: Vengeance & IMF Loan?
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-12
$4.2 billion IMF loan, submission to the US, and vengeance appear to have been President Moreno's true motives for revoking Assange's asylum in Ecuador's London embassy, says Ecuador's former foreign minister Guillaume Long…
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Ebola not an international 'health emergency' but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-12
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) "does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern", according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Suspect in Church Burnings Influenced by 'Black Metal' Music, Police Say, But Not All Black Metal is the Same
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-04-12
Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old man accused of burning three historically black churches in Louisiana, was influenced by "black metal," police say — a music genre sometimes tied to organized hate.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/12/suspe…

Weekend Read: Alabama's illegal – and deadly – prison system
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-04-12
We've been locked in a legal battle with the state of Alabama for the past five years over the sickening mistreatment of people in its prisons who have medical and mental health needs.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/13/weekend-re…

Friday's Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of 'chaos' in Libya
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-12
Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan's protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Pakistan; continued fighting in Libya's capital; and an update on Colombia's peace process.
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From 'dead on the inside' to 'truly alive': Survivor of genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda recounts her story as UN marks 25th anniversary
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-12
"Miraculously I had no machete marks" a survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda told a solemn United Nations event in New York on Friday, 25 years on, to remember the systematic killing of more than one million people, over less than three months.
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The U.S. Government's Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-04-12
The indictment of Julian Assange unsealed today by the Trump Justice Department poses grave threats to press freedoms, not only in the U.S. but around the world. The charging document and accompanying extradition request from the U.S. government, used by the U.K. police to arrest Assange once Ecuador officially withdrew its asylum protection, seeks to crim…
theintercept.com/2019/04/11/the-u-s-gove…

Single mother takes action against ParentsNext 'mission impossible'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
Single mother of three Juanita McLaren lodged a complaint in the United Nations in March against the Australian government over its discrimination against single mothers. | McLaren is being supported by the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children which wants the parenting payments' scheme and the newly-introduced ParentsNext program to be held up to greater scrutiny. | Since 2012, single parents have been moved from the single parenting payment (now $384.25 a week) to the News…
greenleft.org.au/content/single-mother-takes-action-against-parentsnext-mission-impossible

Indian elections: the challenges of unseating a racist
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
Elections in India will take place from April 11 to May 23. Green Left Weekly's Susan Price spoke to Kavita Krishnan, a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI-ML) about their campaign to challenge Narendra Modi's far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. | In which seats is the CPI-ML fielding candidates? Are there opportunities for the left to coordinate efforts to defeat the BJP? | The CPI-ML is contesting 22 seats [across 10 states]: 4 in Bihar; 3 each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab; 2 each in West Bengal, Jharkand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu…
greenleft.org.au/content/indian-elections-challenges-unseating-racist

Refugee rights activists take aim at Liberals in Corangamite
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
The Combined Refugee Action Group (CRAG) launched its campaign to highlight the cruel treatment of refugees in the country's most marginal electorate, Corangamite, on April 7. | #ChooseFairnessAndDecency, which was launched at the Barwon Heads Bridge, is asking voters to consider "fair" and "decent" policies for asylum seekers asking Australia for protection and a chance to rebuild their lives. | CRAG's decision to campaign in Corangamite is aimed at adding pressure on Liberal MP Sarah Henderson, who holds the seat by a margin of 0.03% after last year's redistribution. | CRAG will be distributing its policy compa…
greenleft.org.au/content/refugee-rights-activists-take-aim-liberals-corangamite

Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2019-04-11
The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to "prior problem behavior."
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Julian Assange arrested in London… who is still safe?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-11
Ecuadorian authorities revoked Julian Assange's asylum and then allowed police to arrest him inside the country's London embassy. The founder of WikiLeaks was detained inside the embassy on Thursday, with seven men dragging him out of the building and into police custody. The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa has already condemned current president Lenin …
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UN experts warn Assange arrest exposes him to risk of serious human rights violations
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-11
Independent UN rights experts on Thursday said the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by police in the United Kingdom, after the Ecuadorian Government decided to stop granting him asylum in their London embassy, exposed him to "the risk of serious human rights violations", if extradited to the United States.
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"Bring It On": Julian Assange's 2015 Message to the U.S. Justice Department About Possible Charges
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-11
Earlier today, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London and is now facing charges in the U.S. for helping Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning hack a government computer. We reair part of our 2015 interview with Assange from inside the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had sought asylum. | "See full archive of Democracy Now's interviews with Julian Assange": https://www.democracynow.org/appearances…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/11/br…