2019-07-09: Social Media Postees

Entry Ban at Israeli City Park provokes Apartheid Warnings
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-09
The barring of a lawyer and her infant from a public park in the Galilee last week has triggered a legal battle over whether local authorities in Israel can segregate citizens on a racial basis. Human rights groups have warned that the ban marks a growing trend by local authorities representing the Jewish majority towards …

Part 2: Stalinism, communism and anti-Semitism
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
Hanebrink's false equation of Stalinism with communism leads to a significant and misleading omission in his discussion of the reemergence of anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe after World War II and internationally today.

56% of Tory members see Islam as a 'threat to the British way of life', according to Channel 4 poll
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-07-09
On 8 July, Channel 4 released Dispatches: Battle For The Tory Party. And the documentary revealed disturbing statistics suggesting that Islamophobia in the party is endemic. As Dispatches tweeted: | #Dispatches | — Channel 4 Dispatches (@C4Dispatches) July 8, 201…

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 …

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…

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…

Rami Malek Refused to Play 'Arab Terrorist' in New 007 Film
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Oscar-winning actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek revealed that he had one condition prior to accepting a role in the new James Bond film, to not play the stereotypical Arab terrorist or a villain who uses Islam as justification for his crimes. | RELATED: | American anti-Arab and anti-Muslim Racism | "One thing that I discussed with [director] Cary Fukunaga. I said, 'We cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion,"

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 | …

How to defeat the Trump Administration's racist, Republican-rescuing Census corruption
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-08
President Donald Trump, thanks to a perhaps congenital inability to stop running his mouth, may ultimately undermine his administration's effort to corrupt the integrity of the upcoming 2020 Census. His latest blurting out that the reason for his wanting to add a controversial question about citizenship status to the Census form is for "redistricting" could be a major red flag for even right-wing Supreme Court justices. | But should the now majority right-wing Supreme Court ultimately rule in the administration's favor and permit such a question — an action which experts say could lead to millions of imm…

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 | …

Monday's Daily Brief: global homicide figures, neo-Nazi recruitment, Kashmir, and migrants' plight in USA
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-08
This Monday, we cover: a record high number of civilian casualties in Kashmir this year; a new UN study showing that more people die due to homicide than war; how neo-Nazis target children online to expand their ranks; and condemnation by the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, over detention conditions for migrants in the USA.

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); …

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. | …

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…

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. | …

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. | …

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."

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…

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.

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) …

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."

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.

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…

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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 …

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…

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.

SPLC sues Florida officials to keep citizens from losing right to vote again
splcenter.org | 2019-07-02
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.

2020 Census Form Will Not Include Citizenship Question, Trump Administration Says
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-07-02
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…

New "Birther" Smear: Attacks on Kamala Harris Are Just the Latest in Trump Family's Racist Record
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-02
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)…

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

Florida Man Arrested for Racist Threats Once Attacked an African American Police Officer
Rachel Janik | splcenter.org | 2019-06-28
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.

Charlottesville Federal Court Sentences James Alex Fields to Life in Prison for 'Unite the Right' Killing
splcenter.org | 2019-06-28
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.

SPLC: Sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr., who killed Heather Heyer at 'Unite the Right,' will not heal victims or their families
Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project | splcenter.org | 2019-06-28
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.

Why the ACLU Is Suing Florida For Its New Poll Tax
aclu.org | 2019-06-28
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…

Supreme Court Hands GOP Big Victory on Gerrymandering, Ensuring "Massive Election Rigging"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-06-28
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."

Georgia Tried to Ban Abortion, So We Sued
aclu.org | 2019-06-28
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…

Headlines for June 28, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-06-28
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…

White Nationalist Shieldwall Network Member Arrested in Alleged Anti-LGBTQ Attack Invokes Domestic Terror Ideology on Facebook
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-06-27
Three members of the Shieldwall Network (SWN), an Arkansas-based white nationalist group founded by longtime movement leader Billy Roper, were arrested last week in connection with second-degree battery.

Far-Right Extremists Are Calling for Terrorism on the Messaging App Telegram
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-06-27
Neo-Nazis, white nationalists and antigovernment extremists are publishing volumes of propaganda advocating terrorism and mass shootings on Telegram, a Hatewatch review of hundreds of channels on that app reveals.

SPLC: Supreme Court decision not to stop politicians from rigging voting maps hurts our democracy
splcenter.org | 2019-06-27
The Supreme Court decided today that federal courts have no role in regulating state legislatures' gross abuses of power when drawing political lines.

Supreme Court Finds that Wilbur Ross Lied To Put Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census
aclu.org | 2019-06-27
The ruling affirms that the Trump administration cannot offer pretextual reasons to cover up its anti-immigrant attacks. | This morning, the Supreme Court told the country what we and our clients have long known: that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross provided a false reason for his decision to add a citizenship question to the Decennial Census. The court explained that the Trump administration's stated reason for adding a citizenship question–enf…

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