2019-07-10: News Headlines

Staff (2019-07-10). John Carlos Frey: America's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide. democracynow.org John Carlos Frey's new book, "Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border," chronicles how the U.S.-Mexico border became a war zone through decades of deadly bipartisan immigration policy. But it also examines the border through the personal history of his family. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Frey moved to the U.S. with his family when he was a toddler in 1965. He grew up in southern San Diego, California, where he witnessed the effects of American immigration policy on the borderlands every day. His father was an American citizen. His mother was a Mexican immigrant. Frey's book is dedicated "To my mot…

C. J. Hopkins (2019-07-10). The United States of Fascism Hysteria. dissidentvoice.org So it's been an exciting few weeks for Antifa and the rest of the neoliberal Resistance. OK, they haven't yet managed to overthrow the Putin-Nazi occupation government (hereinafter "POG"), but they've definitely got "the Fash" on the run. "Fascism" hysteria is spreading like wildfire. Liberal Twitter mobs are out for blood. At this point, it's …

Morning Star (2019-07-10). Israel's illegal apartheid wall turns 15. peoplesworld.org

Mirinda Crissman (2019-07-10). Acts of solidarity with migrants grow. workers.org The United States government is waging a white-supremacist, imperialist, neocolonial war on multiple fronts. While this war on oppressed people rages on, people across the country and the world are taking a stand against state violence. Violence abroad can take many forms like resource extraction, economic sanctions and regime change. . . . | Continue reading Acts of solidarity with migrants grow at Workers.org

Isiah Holmes (2019-07-10). Racism: Milwaukee's Public Health Emergency. progressive.org One of the most segregated cities in the United States takes on racism as a health issue.

teleSUR (2019-07-10). Slovenia Vows to Recognize Palestine Despite Israeli Threats. telesurenglish.net Slovenia's Foreign Minister Miro Cerar said Wednesday in Ljubljana, the capital of his country, that his nation wishes to recognize the State of Palestine and hopes to be able to do so in the near future along with other European Union (EU) countries. | RELATED: | Israel's Apartheid Wall Stands 15 Years After UN Deemed it Illegal | "We will continue with activities so that a small group of EU member countries can be formed as soon as possible, which together with Slovenia recognize P…

Staff (2019-07-10). The US's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide. truthout.org John Carlos Frey's new book, Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border, chronicles how the U.S.-Mexico border became a war zone through decades of deadly bipartisan immigration policy. But it also examines the border through the personal history of his family. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Frey moved to the U.S. with his family when he was a toddler in 1965. He grew up in southern San Diego, California, where he witnessed the effects of American immigration policy on the borderlands every day. His father was an American citizen. His mother was a Mexican immigrant. Frey's book is dedicated "To my mo…

Joshua Funnell (2019-07-10). Momentum launches pre-emptive strike on BBC Panorama's 'hatchet job' on antisemitism. thecanary.co Tonight (10 July) the BBC airs its long-anticipated Panorama documentary, Is Labour Anti-Semitic? with reporter John Ware.But one of the Labour left's largest grassroots organisations, Momentum, has expressed…

John McEvoy (2019-07-10). Read Labour's full complaint to the BBC as tensions flare over Panorama's antisemitism episode. thecanary.co The BBC is due to air an episode of Panorama called Is Labour Anti-semitic? at 9pm on 10 July. Ahead of the show, the Labour Party has issued a multi-point complaint. It claims Panorama presenter John Ware is "unsuitable" and asks the BBC to "suspend and reconsider" airing the programme. | Summary: | The compl…

teleSUR (2019-07-10). French Senior Diplomat in Iran to Salvage Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic advisor held Wednesday high-level talks in Tehran aimed at saving the 2015 nuclear deal and easing tensions between Iran and the United States. | RELATED: | Iran Increases Uranium Production Beyond Nuclear Deal's Limit | Emmanuel Bonne met Rear-Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his deputy Abbas Araghchi. | Bonne's mission is "to try and…

Staff (2019-07-10). Current Investigation of ExxonMobil Could Spur Broader Climate Action. truthout.org On January 7, 2019, after two years of struggle in the lower courts, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey received some good news: The U.S. Supreme Court had cleared the way for her to investigate one of the largest fossil fuel corporations in the world — ExxonMobil — regarding what it knew, and when, about climate change. | The rapid heating of our planet poses an existential threat to all of us. Over the next decade, we must make significant…

WSWS (2019-07-10). Trump's threat to override Supreme Court on census: The march toward rule by decree. wsws.org Trump's greatest asset is the fecklessness of the Democratic Party, whose record is one of complete acquiescence to Trump's escalating attack on basic democratic principles.

RT (2019-07-10). 'Antifa fighter' indicted for assault over Portland violence that savaged man's scalp. rt.com A 23-year-old Portland man has been indicted by a grand jury over his alleged role in violent altercations during protests in June. The Antifa activist was among those who ganged up on a man and split his scalp open, police said.

Glen Black (2019-07-10). Faith in humanity restored after fellow passengers kicked a man off a bus for being a massive racist. thecanary.co Passengers "ejected" a man from a bus because of his reportedly "vile racist" behaviour. And while police are still searching for the abuser, the online response shows the strength of community action. | "The woman… remained calm and collected": | Brighton and Hove News reported that passengers "ejected" a man from a bus in Brighton for launching a racist tirade. The man, who hasn't yet been identified, shouted: "f***ing Syrian…

Lee Fang (2019-07-10). Protesters Collect Secret Cash to Oppose Fur Ban Proposed in California, Documents Reveal. theintercept.com The fur industry is relying on a small phalanx of vocal supporters who have rallied across the country to prevent a ban on fur products, often inflaming the debate with accusations of hypocrisy and racism. | Many of the impassioned defenders of fur hats and mink coats, however, have received undisclosed financial support for their activism. | At a hearing in Sacramento on Tuesday morning, a parade of opponents appeared before the state Senate Judiciary Committee panel at a pivotal hearing over California's proposed ban on fur products, AB 44. Many of the same individuals appeared at another hearing before the Cal…

RT (2019-07-10). Ilhan Omar brands Tucker Carlson a 'racist fool' in scathing tweet. rt.com Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called Fox News host Tucker Carlson a "racist fool" for saying she is "living proof" that US immigration policy is a danger to the country. |

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-07-10). Ilhan Omar Responds to Tucker Carlson's Xenophobic Tirade: 'Kinda Fun Watching a Racist Fool Like This Weeping About My Presence in Congress'. commondreams.org "No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect," said the Minnesota congresswoman | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ilhan_omar_tucker_carlson.png

Aidan O'Brien (2019-07-09). Racism Dictates Ireland's Policy in Africa. The "French Connection" is Questioned in Dublin. globalresearch.ca "The tragedy of Africa is that the African has not fully entered into history….they have never really launched themselves into the future…" — Nicolas Sarkozy, 2007 | "The problems Africa face are completely different….they are civilizational…" — Emmanuel Macron, …

Miko Peled (2019-07-09). "Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad. mintpressnews.com Israel new course to prepare high school students traveling overseas to be good "ambassadors" includes training on how to combat BDS, claims of apartheid and more.

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-09). Israeli Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid. globalresearch.ca Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid exceed the worst of South Africa's high crimes. | In 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the West Bank occupied. The same holds for Gaza and East Jerusalem. | According to the ICJ, | "Israeli settlements …

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Israel Apartheid Wall Stands 15-yrs After UN Deemed it Illegal. telesurenglish.net Israel's construction of its 760 km-long separation wall in the occupied Palestinian West Bank advances as Tuesday marks the 15th anniversary since the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion that deemed it illegal. | RELATED: | Israel Disappeared Documents to Discredit Nakba: Report | While the decision is non-binding, the United Nations judiciary body ruled in 2004 that…

Jonathan Cook (2019-07-09). Entry Ban at Israeli City Park Provokes Apartheid Warnings. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

splcenter (2019-07-09). Detained Journalist Manuel Duran's Case Ordered Reopened. splcenter.org The Board of Immigration Appeals has ordered detained journalist Manuel Duran's case reopened, paving the way for an asylum claim and possible release after over 15 months in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

splcenter (2019-07-09). SPLC urges HUD to drop plan that would cut housing assistance for 'mixed-status' immigrant families. splcenter.org The SPLC urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today to withdraw a proposal that would eliminate housing assistance for low-income families that include both documented and undocumented immigrants.

Staff (2019-07-09). Headlines for July 9, 2019. democracynow.org NY Prosecutors Charge Jeffrey Epstein with Trafficking Dozens of Girls, DOJ Says They Will Pursue New Path to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census, New NY Bill Allows Congress to Access Trump's State Tax Returns, Democrats Probe Trump Emoluments Violations, Issuing Dozens of Subpoenas, Protesters Vow to Stay in the Streets After Hong Kong Leader Calls Extradition Bill "Dead", Report: China's Separation of Uyghur Children from Families a "Cultural Genocide", 2 Indigenous Rights Activists Killed in Guatemala, 24 Ex-South American Officials Sentenced for Role in Operation Condor, German Charity Ship Saves 44 Peop…

James Wright (2019-07-09). The real reason Chris Williamson was pushed out of the Labour Party is a bitter pill to swallow. thecanary.co The real reason the Labour right and the corporate media hounded MP Chris Williamson out of the Labour Party is a bitter pill to swallow. | On 9 July, Labour's Disputes Committee kept Williamson suspended from the party, referring his case to a new panel. | Not about antisemitism: | Alleged antisemitic behaviour triggered Williamson's suspension. But the attack on the MP actually has nothing to d…

teleSUR -EF (2019-07-09). Colombia FARC: Committed to Peace, Santrich No-Show at Court. telesurenglish.net The People's Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) political party of Colombia released a statement Tuesday saying it is committed to the nation's 2015-signed peace accords after its Congressman Jesus Santrich did not show up at a Supreme Court of Justice hearing. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants | The FARC party makes clear in its statement it will comply with all the points of the agreement signed by the former government under Manuel San…

RT (2019-07-09). Progressive or racist? Music festival triggers DEBATE over higher ticket prices for white people. rt.com A music festival that charged white people double for entry as a way of compensating for unfair "privilege" has sparked a fierce debate, with RT panelists locking horns over whether the stunt was forward-thinking or racist.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-07-09). On First Anniversary of Kavanaugh Nomination, Groups Demand Democrats Follow Through on Promise to Probe Perjury and Assault Accusations. commondreams.org Progressive and women's rights groups on Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court by demanding Congress open an investigation into the judge's conduct during his confirmation hearings—as Democrats promised they would last fall. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/women_will_not_be_silenced_0.jpg

WSWS (2019-07-09). Part 2: Stalinism, communism and anti-Semitism. wsws.org 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.

Staff (2019-07-09). Greek Neo-Nazi Party Golden Dawn Rejected by Greek Voters (2/2). therealnews.com Greece's Former Deputy Defence Minister Costas Isychos says support for the far-right remains strong despite neo-Nazi defeat…

RT (2019-07-09). Unfairly singled-out? Biden isn't the only Democrat with ties to segregationists. rt.com Joe Biden has apologized after reminiscing about his relationship with segregationist lawmakers — comments which sparked outrage within his party. But he's far from the only Democrat with ties to openly racist politicians.

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…

United Nations (2019-07-08). Monday's Daily Brief: global homicide figures, neo-Nazi recruitment, Kashmir, and migrants' plight in USA. un.org 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.

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…

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. |

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…

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.

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."

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). 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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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