2019-07-07: News Headlines

Ria Tabacco Mar (2019-07-07). Thousands of Voices Are Telling the Supreme Court: Don't Roll Back LGBTQ Rights. commondreams.org President Trump has told the Supreme Court it should be legal to fire someone just because they're LGBTQ. The president may be a bully, but he's just one voice. Wednesday, more than 2,000 voices from across the country joined together to tell the Supreme Court: Don't roll back our rights.

RT (2019-07-07). Trump invites cartoonist who penned 'anti-Semitic' Soros sketch to White House, liberals furious. rt.com Progressives and liberals took to Twitter to vent, after President Donald Trump invited right-wing cartoonist Ben Garrison to an upcoming White House social media summit. Garrison has been accused of anti-Semitism. |

RT (2019-07-07). Jewish group calls on Congress to make Holocaust education mandatory in US schools. rt.com The World Jewish Congress is pushing US lawmakers to make Holocaust education mandatory in all schools, citing statistics from a 2018 poll revealing half of millennials can't name a single Nazi concentration camp.

Craig Murray (2019-07-06). Britain's Persecution of Chagossians: Help Steven Leelah. globalresearch.ca With a callousness that defies belief, the British government continues to pursue and persecute Chagossians in pursuit of the genocide they initiated on the community in 1971. This blog has been campaigning for the Chagossians for over ten years, but …

John Shafthauer (2019-07-06). Crime still illegal even if you commit it 'patriotically', Robinson discovers. thecanary.co A judge has found Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson) guilty of contempt of court. This is despite him assuring the judge that he was "one of the best patriots going". | Indefensible: | Robinson offered a number of unique defences. He claimed his 'patriotism' should make him immune to any crime. Examples of his patriotism included the fact that he: | Owns the complete DVD collection of Only Fools and Horses and has started making his way through…

RT (2019-07-06). Free speech rally with Proud Boys and Milo in Washington DC draws antifa protesters (VIDEO). rt.com Leftist and 'Antifa' activists have descended on Washington DC to oppose a 'free speech rally' led by right-wing figures including the 'Proud Boys' and Milo Yiannopoulos. Expecting clashes, police have closed roads. |

Amy Goodman (2019-07-06). An hour with Noam Chomsky on fascism, nuclear weapons, climate change, Julian Assange & more. nationofchange.org "They're things like climate change, like global warming, like the Nuclear Posture Review, deregulation. These are real issues. But the Democrats aren't going after those."

Juan Cole (2019-07-06). If Trump's Steampunk History of Revolutionary War Airbases Isn't Grounds for Impeachment, What Is? commondreams.org Trump's steampunk daydreams, broadcast as part of his white-nationalist Fascist Fourth of July campaign rally, signal more clearly than ever before the danger he poses to the Republic.

WSWS (2019-07-06). Syriza poised to hand over power to New Democracy in Greece's July 7 elections. wsws.org Syriza called early elections to hand power to fascistic, right-wing forces amid growing opposition among workers to its reactionary policies.

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye (2019-07-06). Making sure the Census counts Indian Country. nationofchange.org Citizen question is out after Supreme Court ruling * Updated with breaking news | It was easy to miss an important case from the Supreme Court last week. There were a lot of folks waiting for that last-minute decision from the Murphy caselooking at the reservation status of the Muscogee (Creek)…

Rann Miller (2019-07-05). Education Reformers Still Don't Understand Racism. progressive.org "Those of us actually working in education tried and tried and tried and tried and tried to tell you."

Paul Edwards (2019-07-05). The Falsity of America. counterpunch.org All rise! It is the anniversary of this conflicted, sclerotic, blind, self-destructive country. There will be celebrations. Glitzy extravaganzas of flash and fireworks providing the shimmering eye candy to camouflage the corpse of the myth that is centerpiece and theme our national shivaree. A nation built on genocide and slavery, with a Constitution launched More

Staff (2019-07-05). An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More. democracynow.org In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Spain: Spear-Studded Activists Protest Pamplonan Bullfights. telesurenglish.net Animal rights activists lay nearly naked and prostrate in the San Fermin Square of Pamplona Friday on the eve of the traditional running of the bulls and subsequent bullfight that takes place each year in the Spanish city. | RELATED: | Spain: Supreme Court Rules 'Wolf Pack' Case Is Rape | This year, however, the event was marked by 54 protesters laying still…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-07-05). 'I Can't Overstate What a Farce This Is': Trump DOJ Says It Is Still Reviewing 'All Available Options' to Revive Census Citizenship Question. commondreams.org In what one expert described as "an absurd filing," the Trump administration told a federal judge on Friday that the Justice and Commerce departments "have been asked to reevaluate all available options" for including a citizenship question on the 2020 census, an effort which was effectively blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court last week. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/census_0.jpg

WSWS (2019-07-05). Trump unleashes torrent of militarism in Fourth of July speech. wsws.org Trump's hour-long paean to the military was designed to further elevate the military as the supreme arbiter of American politics and buttress of his own personalist rule.

David Rosen (2019-07-05). Sanctions: Failure of U.S. Foreign Policy. counterpunch.org President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, on June 30th may turn out to be more than just another publicity stunt similar to the failed "summit" held in Vietnam in February — a political fiasco. The New York Times and other media report that Trump is planning to revise the terms of U.S. More

Yves Engler (2019-07-05). Canada's Justin Trudeau's Anti-Palestinism. dissidentvoice.org Is Justin Trudeau a racist? He and his government certainly accept and promote anti-Palestinianism. Two recent moves reaffirm his government's pattern of blaming Palestinians for their dispossession and subjugation. Last week the government released its updated terrorist list. An eighth Palestinian organization was added and the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy (IRFAN) …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-07-05). Abu Graib at Home in America. counterpunch.org "This is not what America is about" argues a U.S. reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol 'guarding' migrants held in detention centers.Sorry Mr. Thompson (Pro Publica reporter who broke this story); THIS IS what America is about. Vulnerable people, i.e. women, men and children held More

Ryan Devereaux (2019-07-05). Border Patrol Agents Tried to Delete Racist and Obscene Facebook Posts. We Archived Them. theintercept.com The scrubbing began quickly. At 10: 55 a.m., ProPublica published a story reporting the existence of a secret, invitation-only Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents that featured vulgar, violent, and misogynistic content directed at migrants and lawmakers. | A little over two hours later, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, called for active-duty agents responsible for…

James Wright (2019-07-05). Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches a foul attack on Jeremy Corbyn. thecanary.co Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launched a foul attack on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party on 4 July. On social media, Wales called on people to "get on board with kicking out" Labour's "antisemitic leadership". | But the charge that Corbyn and his team are antisemitic is a gross reversal of reality. From signing ma…

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Europeans Witness Climate Change, It's Only the Beginning: WWF. telesurenglish.net Record-breaking temperatures, droughts and heatwaves across Europe represent the reality of climate change, the global conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Thursday. | RELATED: | Scotland's Environmental Rights at Risk if Brexit Passes | The region hasn't witnesses seasonal changes at this level since the 1940's, researchers said. | In Ge…

ziyaad (2019-07-05). Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP. bdsmovement.net Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP: UpdateFrom July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel's apartheid, occupation and colonisation. | Boycott HPJuly 5, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Rob Urie (2019-07-05). Born on the 5th of July. counterpunch.org The unifying factor behind environmental decline, an extractive health care system, mind-numbing work for poverty wages, perpetual wars and increasingly intrusive and assertive commercial relations, is capitalism. Of course, the term is an abstraction, shorthand for a belief system used to explain and organize social relations. Its history is of brutality, pillage and genocide explained by its perpetrators as laying the ground for some imagined future civility. More

Ajamu Baraka (2019-07-05). U.S. Militarism and the One-Sided Class War. counterpunch.org Despite capitalism's internal contradictions, it can sustain itself in various forms — even fascism is a capitalist construct — as long as the bourgeois class is a "class for itself" and the working class is subjectively reduced to non-existence as a political force because of its lack of class consciousness. The various methods with which More

Media Lens (2019-07-05). Suspending Chris Williamson: The Fury And The Fakery. dissidentvoice.org On June 26, the Labour Party lifted the suspension of pro-Corbyn MP Chris Williamson, triggering a maximum effort propaganda blitz designed to reverse the decision. Williamson had been suspended on February 27, after footage emerged of him responding to claims of institutionalised anti-semitism in the Labour Party. This is what Williamson said: The party that's …

Alex Bolchi and Sue Davis (2019-07-04). On the Picket Line: Muslim Jenni-O workers' walkout. workers.org Muslim Jenni-O workers' walkout In protest of the boss's racism and Islamophobia, 35 to 40 Muslim workers at the Jennie-O turkey processing plant in Melrose, Minn., marched into the parking lot instead of clocking in for their 1 p.m. shift on June 10. A worker there since 2015 told Workday . . . | Continue reading On the Picket Line: Muslim Jenni-O workers' walkout at Workers.org

Fight Back (2019-07-04). Dallas protesters march against Trump's concentration camps. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – About 100 protesters gathered at Dealey Plaza in Dallas in the evening of July 2 to demand an end to the Trump administration's immigrant concentration camps. After the rally, the protesters marched through downtown Dallas. | The protest was organized by North Texas Action Committee, North Texas Dream Team, Party for Socialism and Liberation, the Monsignor Romero Community Center, and Freedom Road Socialist Organization. | Signs demanded an end to the concentration camps and legalization for all. Chants included "Down, down deportations, up, up, education," and "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA.

Staff (2019-07-03). Is US Democracy Dying a Slow and Barely Visible Death? therealnews.com Ret. Col. Larry Wilkerson examines the dangers that Republican efforts to abridge voting rights and that Trump's racist and violent exhortations represent to US democracy…

John Nichols (2019-07-03). Defending the Right of Radical Dissent Is the Highest Expression of Patriotism. thenation.com Defending the Right of Radical Dissent Is the Highest Expression of Patriotism…

Intercepted (2019-07-03). Philosopher Srecko Horvat on the Yugoslav Fight Against Fascism and the Rising Right-Wing Political Forces in Europe. theintercept.com In this bonus episode of Intercepted, philosopher Srecko Horvat discusses the historical lessons from the WWII-era struggle against fascism in Yugoslavia.

ACLU (2019-07-03). Thousands of Voices Are Telling the Supreme Court: Don't Roll Back LGBTQ Rights. aclu.org Businesses, women CEOs, civil rights organizations, Republicans tell the Supreme Court to protect LGBTQ employees like Aimee Stephens and Don Zarda. | President Trump has told the Supreme Court it should be legal to fire someone just because they're LGBTQ. The President may be a bully, but he's just one voice. Today, more than 2,000 voices from across the country joined together to tell the Supreme Court: Don't roll back our rights. | The message came in the form of friend-of-the-court briefs—nearly 50 in all—filed in a…

Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project (2019-07-03). SPLC: Hate groups have long adopted symbols of U.S. history to promote white supremacy. splcenter.org As America prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July this week, the display of some of the nation's earliest regalia has rekindled a debate about racist symbolism.

splcenter (2019-07-03). SPLC urges Supreme Court to preserve workplace protections for LGBTQ people. splcenter.org Soon after Y.B. took the night shift as a forklift operator, her boss started harassing her because she is a lesbian.

Staff (2019-07-03). Border Agents Caught Posting Racist, Sexist Messages About Migrants & AOC in Secret Facebook Group. democracynow.org Customs and Border Protection has opened an investigation into…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-07-03). Everyone counts: Trump's census "citizenship question" is dead. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Lawmakers and state officials representing Hispanic-named citizens hailed the Trump Commerce Department's July 2 decision to throw in the towel and not add a "citizenship" question, one they deemed racist, to next year's census. So did the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which helped assemble the successful lawsuit against the query. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, …

Fight Back (2019-07-03). Chicago: Book signing for Frank Chapman's autobiography. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Frank Chapman's new book, The Damned Don't Cry: Pages from the Life of a Black Prisoner and Organizer, is getting a great reception. About 30 people attended a book signing at the office of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, July 2. Chapman's autobiography is available here.

Marcos Lugo (2019-07-03). Secret Border Patrol agents' Facebook group exposes vile racism, sexism. liberationnews.org This is only the latest incident to reveal law enforcement personnel's connections to facsist and reactionary tendencies.

Staff (2019-07-02). New "Birther" Smear: Attacks on Kamala Harris Are Just the Latest in Trump Family's Racist Record. democracynow.org California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris is riding a new wave of momentum following her debate performance last week when she challenged Joe Biden's past history of working with segregationist lawmakers and his opposition to busing to integrate schools in the 1970s. While Harris has jumped in several opinion polls, there has also been a right-wing backlash online. On Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a message from an "alt-right" personality that read, "Kamala Harris is *not* an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican. I'm so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself)…

splcenter (2019-07-02). SPLC sues Florida officials to keep citizens from losing right to vote again. splcenter.org After completing her prison sentence and probation time, Rosemary McCoy had her voting rights restored and cast a ballot in the Jacksonville, Florida, runoff city council election earlier this year.

Robert Mackey (2019-07-02). 2020 Census Form Will Not Include Citizenship Question, Trump Administration Says. theintercept.com The Trump administration admitted defeat on Tuesday, confirming that forms for the 2020 U.S. census will not include a question asking residents who respond to the survey if they are U.S. citizens. The change of plans follows last week's Supreme Court decision that the Commerce Department had failed to provide a valid reason for adding the question. | The news was conveyed in an email from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division to lawyers who had contested the effort in lawsuits, and confirmed to The Intercept by…

Staff (2019-07-02). Headlines for July 2, 2019. democracynow.org Lawmakers Decry Dire Conditions and Lack of Accountability During Visit to Texas Migrant Jails, Migrant Child Freed from Clint Border Patrol Jail: "They Treated Us Badly", ProPublica: Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Rife with Racist, Sexist and Anti-Immigrant Posts, Migrant Father and Daughter Who Drowned in Rio Grande Buried in El Salvador, #CloseTheCamps Protests Planned Across the U.S., Mexico Deploys National Guard, Ramps Up Crackdown on Immigrants, Hong Kong Protests Continue as Activists Renew Demands to Withdraw Extradition Bill, Iran Surpasses Enriched Uranium Stockpile Allowed Under Nuclear Deal, Jap…

Lecia Brooks, SPLC Action Fund (2019-07-01). SPLC Action Fund: Congress should adopt NO HATE Act to neutralize growing threat from white supremacists. splcenter.org Members of Congress recently introduced new legislation that would improve reporting on hate crimes and expand assistance and resources to hate crime victims.

Staff (2019-06-28). Supreme Court Hands GOP Big Victory on Gerrymandering, Ensuring "Massive Election Rigging" democracynow.org The Supreme Court hands down two major decisions. The first is a victory for Republicans, allowing extreme partisan gerrymandering to continue. The other temporarily blocks the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question on the 2020 census. We get response from Ari Berman, senior writer at Mother Jones, a reporting fellow at the Type Media Center and author of "Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America." He says the ruling that federal courts can't resolve claims of partisan gerrymandering is "almost guaranteed to facilitate massive election rigging in the future."

ACLU (2019-06-28). Why the ACLU Is Suing Florida For Its New Poll Tax. aclu.org The law forces returning citizens with criminal records to pay for the right to vote. | On November 6, 2018, nearly 65 percent of Florida voters—more than 5 million people—resoundingly approved Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to over a million of their fellow citizens. By passing Amendment 4, Floridians successfully ushered in the largest expansion of the electorate in nearly 50 years. The people of Florida did it on their own, using a constitutional ballot initiative, to finally achieve change where Florida politicians had failed. | Instead of celebrating this progress, Florida politicians are t…

ACLU (2019-06-28). Georgia Tried to Ban Abortion, So We Sued. aclu.org Abortion bans place people in danger, and Georgia's is no exception. | Alabama. Arkansas. Kentucky. Ohio. And today, Georgia. That's the list of states where the ACLU has had to go to court over the last few months to challenge laws banning abortion. | The Georgia law bans abortion at six weeks of pregnancy and is in clear violation of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade. In fact, that is the whole point of the law. Georgia politicians, including Governor Brian Kemp, emboldened by President Trump's appointment of two new justices to the Supreme Court, think this is their chance to get the court to take aw…

Staff (2019-06-28). Headlines for June 28, 2019. democracynow.org Supreme Court Says Partisan Gerrymandering Can't Be Challenged in Federal Courts, Trump Threatens to Delay Census After Supreme Court Blocks Adding Citizenship Question, Kamala Harris Takes on Joe Biden over Working with Segregationists and His Opposition to Busing, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Decries New Border Bill as an Unacceptable Betrayal, U.S. Helps Block Progress at German Climate Summit as Europe Sizzles in Record Heat, With a Smile, Trump Tells Putin at G20 Not to Meddle in U.S. Elections, Trump's Chief of Diplomatic Protocol Resigns After Accused of Carrying Whip at Work, Brazilian Air Force Officer…

Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project (2019-06-28). SPLC: Sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr., who killed Heather Heyer at 'Unite the Right,' will not heal victims or their families. splcenter.org James Alex Fields Jr., who was sentenced to life in prison today for murdering a woman who was protesting a white supremacist rally two years ago, is a remorseless killer and a domestic terrorist.

Rachel Janik (2019-06-28). Florida Man Arrested for Racist Threats Once Attacked an African American Police Officer. splcenter.org A long string of felony charges and a tip-off from the Department of Homeland Security led to the arrest of a Florida man for racist and antisemitic threats posted to Gab and Bitchute.

splcenter (2019-06-28). Charlottesville Federal Court Sentences James Alex Fields to Life in Prison for 'Unite the Right' Killing. splcenter.org A neo-Nazi sympathizer from Ohio received two consecutive and 27 concurrent life sentences in federal prison for killing a counterprotester and injuring others in the aftermath of 2017's racist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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