Daily Archives: July 8, 2019

2019-07-08: News Headlines

Eric A. Gordon (2019-07-08). Radical art in Chicago right now: Queer, anti-apartheid, and Manet. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—Bookending my trip to the Windy City to attend the CPUSA convention, I made time for some museum visits. I can highly recommend three exhibitions that I managed to tuck in. About Face: Stonewall, Revolt, and New Queer Art This one, at the recently opened museum called Wrightwood 659, after its address, is stunning and …

Dave Zirin (2019-07-08). The World Cup Champion USWNT Showed America What True Patriotism Is. thenation.com The World Cup Champion USWNT Showed America What True Patriotism Is…

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-07-08). Abu Graib at Home in America. globalresearch.ca "This is not what America is about" argues a 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 (Propublica journalist who broke this story); …

Eric Zuesse (2019-07-08). Why Trump Is Dead Wrong About the Census. globalresearch.ca U.S. President Donald Trump is trying to add to the U.S. Census a question as to whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen, but that would be illegal for him to do, at present, and not because the U.S. Supreme …

CGTN Africa (2019-07-08). Algerian senator Djamel Ould Abbes arrested in anti-graft sweep. cgtn.com Djamel Ould Abbes, the former Algerian Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform speaks during a press conference in Algiers on April 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FAROUK BATICHE (Photo credit should read FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/GettyImages) | An Algerian senator close to ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been jailed on accusations of corruption. | A Supreme Court judge ordered Djamel Ould Abbes incarcerated in Algiers on Sunday over charges that include the squandering of public funds, illegally signing deals, and falsifying official documents when he was a government minister during Bouteflika's first term,1999-…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-08). Netanyahu Compares Iranian Uranium Enrichment to Nazi Invasion of the Rhineland. globalresearch.ca The prime minister of Israel would have the people of Europe believe Iran's recent decision to increase uranium enrichment—currently at a paltry 3.67 percent—is comparable to the German army marching into the Rhineland in March 1936. | . | . | Netanyahu: Iran's …

WSWS (2019-07-08). Paul Hanebrink's A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism. wsws.org Hanebrink's book focuses on examining the relationship between the fear of the "specter of communism" haunting Europe—to which Marx and Engels famously alluded in their Communist Manifesto of 1847—and of anti-Semitism.

Staff (2019-07-08). U.S. Women's Soccer Team Wins World Cup, Condemning Pay Discrimination and President Trump. democracynow.org The U.S. national women's soccer team made history by winning its record fourth World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 2 to 0 on Sunday in Lyon, France. The U.S. women's World Cup victory came just months after members of the 2015 women's team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation over gender discrimination. Following the victory, audience members began to chant "equal pay" in solidarity with the team's demands for an equal salary to their male counterparts. Prize money for this year's Women's World Cup is just $30 million compared to $400 million for the 2018 men's World Cup. Co-captain Megan Rapinoe was awarded th…

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. |

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). 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.

The Canary (2019-07-07). Increase in workplace sex discrimination claims, study suggests. thecanary.co The number of sex discrimination claims by workers has increased by 69% to a five-year high, new research suggests. | More than 9,300 claims were made in the past year, with women increasingly likely to come forward since the start of the MeToo movement, said employment lawyers GQ Littler. | Moves by companies to tackle sex discrimination, such as banning alcohol at work-related events, or discouraging hugging, are not preventing claims being made, said the law firm. | Hannah Mahon of GQ Littler said: The increase in…

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 …

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. |

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…

Special To The Black Star News (2019-07-06). Governor Cuomo And Attorney General James Denounce President Trump's Continued Race-Baiting Attempts To Add 2020 Census Citizen Question. blackstarnews.com New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Attorney General Letitia James have both denounced President Donald Trump's ongoing attempts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. | "Despite the Supreme Court's decision to block the inclusion of a citizen question on the U.S. census, President Trump will not drop his bid to include this discriminatory question that would jeopardize the accuracy and legitimacy of census data," said Cuomo. "To issue an executive order, which would likely be similarly struck down, or print an addendum would be a gross misuse of executive power, and President Trump must…

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.

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."

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)…

By Marian Wright Edelman (2019-07-05). AMERICANS MUST STRUGGLE TO CREATE A JUST AMERICA BY FREEING IT FROM RACISM AND BIGOTRY. blackstarnews.com Marian Wright Edelman: "The need to change course, heal, and make America what it professes to be and the nation our children and grandchildren deserve is more urgent than ever." | This Fourth of July I am returning to the wise words of my late friend Dr. Vincent Harding, the revered historian, theologian, social justice activist, and visionary who never lost sight of the "beloved community" his friend and colleague Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., believed our nation and world could become. | In July 2012 on his 81st birthday Dr. Harding spoke at the National and Racial Healing Town Hall at a Children's Defense Fund'

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."

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…

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…

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) …

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

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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, …

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…

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.

Alexandra Olson (2019-07-03). Nike nixes flag design shoe after Kaepernick questions white supremacist symbolism. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK (AP)—Nike's sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag. Nike pulled the Air Max 1 USA shoe, which included a Revolutionary-era U.S. flag …

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…

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.

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.

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)…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

2019-07-08: Social Media Postees

Radical art in Chicago right now: Queer, anti-apartheid, and Manet
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-08
CHICAGO–Bookending my trip to the Windy City to attend the CPUSA convention, I made time for some museum visits. I can highly recommend three exhibitions that I managed to tuck in. About Face: Stonewall, Revolt, and New Queer Art This one, at the recently opened museum called Wrightwood 659, after its address, is stunning and …
peoplesworld.org/article/radical-art-in-chicago-right-now-queer-anti-apartheid-and-manet/

The World Cup Champion USWNT Showed America What True Patriotism Is
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2019-07-08
The World Cup Champion USWNT Showed America What True Patriotism Is…
thenation.com/article/uswnt-world-cup-patriotism-megan-rapinoe/

Abu Graib at Home in America
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
"This is not what America is about" argues a 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 (Propublica journalist who broke this story); …
globalresearch.ca/abu-graib-home-america/5682706

Why Trump Is Dead Wrong About the Census
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
U.S. President Donald Trump is trying to add to the U.S. Census a question as to whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen, but that would be illegal for him to do, at present, and not because the U.S. Supreme | …
globalresearch.ca/why-trump-dead-wrong-about-census/5682935

Algerian senator Djamel Ould Abbes arrested in anti-graft sweep
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-07-08
Djamel Ould Abbes, the former Algerian Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform speaks during a press conference in Algiers on April 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FAROUK BATICHE (Photo credit should read FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/GettyImages) | An Algerian senator close to ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been jailed on accusations of corruption. | A Supreme Court judge ordered Djamel Ould Abbes incarcerated in Algiers on Sunday over charges that include the squandering of public funds, illegally signing deals, and falsifying official documents when he was a government minister during Bouteflika's first term,1999-…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/07/08/algerian-senator-djamel-ould-abbes-arrested-in-anti-graft-sweep/

Netanyahu Compares Iranian Uranium Enrichment to Nazi Invasion of the Rhineland
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The prime minister of Israel would have the people of Europe believe Iran's recent decision to increase uranium enrichment–currently at a paltry 3.67 percent–is comparable to the German army marching into the Rhineland in March 1936. | . | . | Netanyahu: Iran's | …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-compares-iranian-uranium-enrichment-nazi-invasion-rhineland/5682957

Paul Hanebrink's A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism
wsws.org | 2019-07-08
Hanebrink's book focuses on examining the relationship between the fear of the "specter of communism" haunting Europe–to which Marx and Engels famously alluded in their Communist Manifesto of 1847–and of anti-Semitism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/08/hann-j08.html

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Wins World Cup, Condemning Pay Discrimination and President Trump
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-08
The U.S. national women's soccer team made history by winning its record fourth World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 2 to 0 on Sunday in Lyon, France. The U.S. women's World Cup victory came just months after members of the 2015 women's team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation over gender discrimination. Following the victory, audience members began to chant "equal pay" in solidarity with the team's demands for an equal salary to their male counterparts. Prize money for this year's Women's World Cup is just $30 million compared to $400 million for the 2018 men's World Cup. Co-captain Megan Rapinoe was awarded th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/8/seg_1

Trump invites cartoonist who penned 'anti-Semitic' Soros sketch to White House, liberals furious
rt.com | 2019-07-07
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.com/usa/463605-ben-garrison-white-house/

Thousands of Voices Are Telling the Supreme Court: Don't Roll Back LGBTQ Rights
Ria Tabacco Mar | commondreams.org | 2019-07-07
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.
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/07/thousands-voices-are-telling-supreme-court-dont-roll-back-lgbtq-rights?cd-origin=rss

Jewish group calls on Congress to make Holocaust education mandatory in US schools
rt.com | 2019-07-07
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. | …
rt.com/usa/463596-holocaust-education-congress-jwc/

Increase in workplace sex discrimination claims, study suggests
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-07
The number of sex discrimination claims by workers has increased by 69% to a five-year high, new research suggests. | More than 9,300 claims were made in the past year, with women increasingly likely to come forward since the start of the MeToo movement, said employment lawyers GQ Littler. | Moves by companies to tackle sex discrimination, such as banning alcohol at work-related events, or discouraging hugging, are not preventing claims being made, said the law firm. | Hannah Mahon of GQ Littler said: The increase in…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/08/increase-in-workplace-sex-discrimination-claims-study-suggests/

Britain's Persecution of Chagossians: Help Steven Leelah
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/britains-persecution-of-chagossians-help-steven-leelah/5682869

Free speech rally with Proud Boys and Milo in Washington DC draws antifa protesters (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-07-06
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. | …
rt.com/usa/463548-antifa-proud-boys-dc/

Crime still illegal even if you commit it 'patriotically', Robinson discovers
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-07-06
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…
thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2019/07/06/crime-still-illegal-even-if-you-commit-it-patriotically-robinson-discovers/

Crime still illegal even if you commit it 'patriotically', Robinson discovers
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-07-06
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…
thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2019/07/06/crime-still-illegal-even-if-you-commit-it-patriotically-robinson-discovers/

Making sure the Census counts Indian Country
Jourdan Bennett-Begaye | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-06
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)…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/06/making-sure-the-census-counts-indian-country/

Governor Cuomo And Attorney General James Denounce President Trump's Continued Race-Baiting Attempts To Add 2020 Census Citizen Question
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-07-06
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Attorney General Letitia James have both denounced President Donald Trump's ongoing attempts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. | "Despite the Supreme Court's decision to block the inclusion of a citizen question on the U.S. census, President Trump will not drop his bid to include this discriminatory question that would jeopardize the accuracy and legitimacy of census data," said Cuomo. "To issue an executive order, which would likely be similarly struck down, or print an addendum would be a gross misuse of executive power, and President Trump must…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/news/governor-cuomo-and-attorney-general-james-denounce-president-trump%E2%80%99s

If Trump's Steampunk History of Revolutionary War Airbases Isn't Grounds for Impeachment, What Is?
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-07-06
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.
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/06/if-trumps-steampunk-history-revolutionary-war-airbases-isnt-grounds-impeachment?cd-origin=rss

An hour with Noam Chomsky on fascism, nuclear weapons, climate change, Julian Assange & more
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-06
"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."
nationofchange.org/2019/07/06/an-hour-with-noam-chomsky-on-fascism-nuclear-weapons-climate-change-julian-assange-more/

Syriza poised to hand over power to New Democracy in Greece's July 7 elections
wsws.org | 2019-07-06
Syriza called early elections to hand power to fascistic, right-wing forces amid growing opposition among workers to its reactionary policies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/06/gree-j06.html

Born on the 5th of July
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
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.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/born-on-the-5th-of-july/

Born on the 5th of July
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
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.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/born-on-the-5th-of-july/

Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP
ziyaad | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-05
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) …
bdsmovement.net/news/join-global-bds-week-action-against-hp

AMERICANS MUST STRUGGLE TO CREATE A JUST AMERICA BY FREEING IT FROM RACISM AND BIGOTRY
By Marian Wright Edelman | blackstarnews.com | 2019-07-05
Marian Wright Edelman: "The need to change course, heal, and make America what it professes to be and the nation our children and grandchildren deserve is more urgent than ever." | This Fourth of July I am returning to the wise words of my late friend Dr. Vincent Harding, the revered historian, theologian, social justice activist, and visionary who never lost sight of the "beloved community" his friend and colleague Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., believed our nation and world could become. | In July 2012 on his 81st birthday Dr. Harding spoke at the National and Racial Healing Town Hall at a Children's Defense Fund'…
www.blackstarnews.com/us-politics/news/americans-must-struggle-to-create-a-just-america-by-freeing-it-from

Education Reformers Still Don't Understand Racism
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2019-07-05
"Those of us actually working in education tried and tried and tried and tried and tried to tell you."
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/education-reformers-still-dont-understand-racism-Miller-190705/

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches a foul attack on Jeremy Corbyn
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-07-05
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…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/07/05/wikipedia-founder-jimmy-wales-launches-a-foul-attack-on-jeremy-corbyn/

Canada's Justin Trudeau's Anti-Palestinism
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-05
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) …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/canadas-justin-trudeaus-anti-palestinism/

Border Patrol Agents Tried to Delete Racist and Obscene Facebook Posts. We Archived Them
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-07-05
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…
theintercept.com/2019/07/05/border-patrol-facebook-group/

Sanctions: Failure of U.S. Foreign Policy
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
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.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/sanctions-failure-of-u-s-foreign-policy/

Sanctions: Failure of U.S. Foreign Policy
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
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.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/sanctions-failure-of-u-s-foreign-policy/

U.S. Militarism and the One-Sided Class War
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/u-s-militarism-and-the-one-sided-class-war/

U.S. Militarism and the One-Sided Class War
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/u-s-militarism-and-the-one-sided-class-war/

An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-05
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.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/5/an_hour_with_noam_chomsky_on

Suspending Chris Williamson: The Fury And The Fakery
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-05
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/suspending-chris-williamson-the-fury-and-the-fakery/

On the Picket Line: Muslim Jenni-O workers' walkout
Alex Bolchi and Sue Davis | workers.org | 2019-07-04
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
workers.org/2019/07/04/on-the-picket-line-muslim-jenni-o-workers-walkout/

On the Picket Line: Muslim Jenni-O workers' walkout
Alex Bolchi and Sue Davis | workers.org | 2019-07-04
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
workers.org/2019/07/04/on-the-picket-line-muslim-jenni-o-workers-walkout/

Dallas protesters march against Trump's concentration camps
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-04
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.
fightbacknews.org/2019/7/3/dallas-protesters-march-against-trumps-concentration-camps

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

Defending the Right of Radical Dissent Is the Highest Expression of Patriotism
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-07-03
Defending the Right of Radical Dissent Is the Highest Expression of Patriotism…
thenation.com/article/defending-the-right-of-radical-dissent-is-the-highest-expression-of-patriotism/

Defending the Right of Radical Dissent Is the Highest Expression of Patriotism
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-07-03
Defending the Right of Radical Dissent Is the Highest Expression of Patriotism…
thenation.com/article/defending-the-right-of-radical-dissent-is-the-highest-expression-of-patriotism/

Border Agents Caught Posting Racist, Sexist Messages About Migrants & AOC in Secret Facebook Group
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-03
Customs and Border Protection has opened an investigation into…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/3/border_patrol_facebook_group_offensive_posts

Chicago: Book signing for Frank Chapman's autobiography
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-03
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.
fightbacknews.org/2019/7/3/chicago-book-signing-frank-chapman-s-autobiography

Border Agents Caught Posting Racist, Sexist Messages About Migrants & AOC in Secret Facebook Group
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-03
Customs and Border Protection has opened an investigation into…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/3/border_patrol_facebook_group_offensive_posts

SPLC: Hate groups have long adopted symbols of U.S. history to promote white supremacy
Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project | splcenter.org | 2019-07-03
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.org/news/2019/07/03/splc-hate-groups-have-long-adopted-symbols-us-history-promote-white-supremacy

Is US Democracy Dying a Slow and Barely Visible Death?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-03
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…
therealnews.com/stories/is-us-democracy-dying-a-slow-and-barely-visible-death

Everyone counts: Trump's census "citizenship question" is dead
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-03
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, …
peoplesworld.org/article/everyone-counts-trumps-census-citizenship-question-is-dead/

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

Thousands of Voices Are Telling the Supreme Court: Don't Roll Back LGBTQ Rights
aclu.org | 2019-07-03
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…
aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/lgbt-nondiscrimination-protections/thousands-voices-are-telling-supreme-court-dont

Nike nixes flag design shoe after Kaepernick questions white supremacist symbolism
Alexandra Olson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-03
NEW YORK (AP)–Nike's sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag. Nike pulled the Air Max 1 USA shoe, which included a Revolutionary-era U.S. flag …
peoplesworld.org/article/nike-nixes-flag-design-shoe-after-kaepernick-questions-white-supremacist-symoblism/