Boycott Businesses that Support the Santa Cruz Recall
Don't Sign the Recall Petition! | indybay.org | 2019-07-13
'Undemocratic', 'Xenophobic' and 'Racist' are a few of the terms that have have been used to describe the recall effort launched in Santa Cruz against Progressive City Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover. A group calling themselves 'Santa Cruz United' has initiated a petition drive to get the recall on the ballot. The membership of Santa Cruz United draws primarily from two preexisting groups: public safety group Take Back Santa Cruz, and Santa Cruz Together, the anti-rent control group formed during the 2018 election. Multiple businesses are publicly supporting Santa Cruz United and the recall effort, inc…
BBC Panorama witch-hunts Corbyn and Labour Party on bogus anti-Semitism charges
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
The programme was trial by media, providing a platform for politically hostile former Labour Party staff members to air their allegations against the Labour leader.
Skull of Death: Mass Media, Inauthentic Opposition, and Eco-Existential Reality in a Pre-Fascist Age of Appeasement
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair | Alongside and consistent with other privilege- and power-serving missions, so-called mainstream corporate media's role is to keep the populace focused as best it can on relatively trivial matters and diverted from the most urgent topics of our time. | Kamala Harris Wants to Kill Your Health Insurance | Two Sundays ago, in a fit of masochistic media research, I watched some cable news talking heads do their weekly news roundups. CNN had a panel of know-it-all neoliberals who reflected on the Democratic Party's first two presidential debates. Everyone agreed that Kamala Harris had…
Defeating the Trump Administration's Racist, Republican-Rescuing Census Corruption
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
President Donald Trump, thanks to a 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…
"Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad
Miko Peled | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
While Israel tries to portray a friendly face to the outside world, internally it is promoting racism and violence at levels that are more alarming than ever before. A course to prepare young high school students traveling overseas to be …
The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2019-07-12
Britain's leading newspaper The Guardian, which has relentlessly attacked Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist allies, published but then quickly removed an open letter signed by Noam Chomsky defending Labour MP Chris Williamson from "anti-Semitism" smears. | Source…
Chicagoland Arab protest demands white supremist leave office
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-12
Chicago, IL – On July 8, 150 people rallied outside of the Palos Township in the southwest suburbs of Chicago on the two-year anniversary of the #ResignBrannigan campaign, a campaign demanding the resignation of racist and white supremacist trustee Sharon Brannigan. | The Arab-led campaign, which takes place in the heart of one of the most concentrated Arab communities in the nation, has been a historic one. Over the past two years, the #ResignBrannigan coalition has mobilized hundreds of Arab community members and youth to rally at the Palos Township monthly meetings, and participate in different actions to incr…
Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost Was a Member of Secret Facebook Group
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-07-12
When news broke that thousands of current and former Border Patrol agents were members of a secret Facebook group filled with racist, vulgar, and sexist content, Carla Provost, chief of the agency, was quick to respond. "These posts are completely inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity I see — and expect — from our agents day in and day out," Provost said in a statement. "Any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable." | For Provost, a veteran of the Border Patrol who was named head of the agency in August 2018, the group's existence and content…
Miscarriage criminalized: racist charges against Marshae Jones
Claudia Andrade | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-12
This incendiary indictment marks a fresh level to the ongoing attacks on women's rights.
SPLC: Holiday recognizing early Ku Klux Klan leader an insult to Tennessee residents
SHREKKKLITR | splcenter.org | 2019-07-12
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in his state, honoring a Confederate general who became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist organization that targets African Americans.
Palestine: US Relations Resume When D.C. Committs to Peace
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
The Palestinian Authority says diplomatic relations with the United States can be resumed on the condition that Washington is committed to the peace process in the region. | RELATED: | Israel's Apartheid Wall Stands 15 Years After UN Deemed it Illegal | Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesperson for the government, said in a Thursday statement that the Palestinians have never rejected any negotiations or initiatives for Palestinian-Israeli peace. | "Peace can only be established in accordanc…
Trump Abandons Bid to Include Citizenship Question on Census
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-12
The president says he isn't "backing down," but he clearly reverses course amid backlash and after the Supreme Court blocked his effort.
'This Is Designed to Shape the Electorate to Retain Political Power' – CounterSpin interview with Steven Rosenfeld on gerrymandering
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-07-12
Janine Jackson interviewed Steven Rosenfeld on the Supreme Court's gerrymandering decision for the July 5, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
The Journalists Do The Shouting
Jason Hirthler | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
The loudest pro-war voices are nowhere near the fight It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever gets near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propaganda-tours. — George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia There seems to have been a distinct…
Colin Kaepernick, Ted Cruz, Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of Patriotism
Nicholas Buccola | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
"Ted Cruz schools Colin Kaepernick on 'context' of Frederick Douglass quote." So read a headline in the Washington Times last week. The story that followed was about a twitter exchange between the athlete-activist and the junior senator from Texas. On Independence Day, Mr. Kaepernick tweeted out a quotation from Douglass's famous…
R. Kelly Arrested Again in Sex Scheme of Kidnapping, Payoffs
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
Singer R. Kelly, already charged with sexual assault in the U.S. state of Illinois, was indicted in federal courts in both New York City and Chicago Friday, for transporting women and female minors across state lines for sex, forcibly keeping them under his control and buying their silence. | RELATED: | Spain: Supreme Court Rules 'Wolf Pack' Case Is Rape | In indictments unsealed in Brooklyn and Chicago, federal prosecutors said Kelly, 52, ran a racketeering and human trafficking scheme th…
News That Border Patrol Chief Was Part of Racist Facebook Group 'Not Surprising': Critics
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-12
"The agency's culture is violent and racist for a reason." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/provost_0.jpg …
UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines 'war on drugs'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-12
The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community.
Record of Suspect in Anti-LGBTQ Beating Reveals Previous Hate, Criminal Activity
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-07-12
Julian Austin Calfy, a suspect in the beating of a gay man, served five years of a 16-year sentence for terroristic threatening and criminal possession of explosive material, Hatewatch has learned.
Trump's raids and the stench of fascism
wsws.org | 2019-07-12
Beginning Sunday, the Trump administration plans to launch the largest immigration raids in US history, targeting 2,000 families for arrest and deportation.
Cops' racism exposes driving while Latinx in Pennsylvania
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2019-07-11
On May 10, 2018, Rebecca Castro's car was stopped by a Pennsylvania State trooper who first inquired about her immigration status instead of asking for her license and registration. Castro is a U.S. citizen. The trooper then asked about the status of her two passengers; one was her fiancé Carlos . . . | Continue reading Cops' racism exposes driving while Latinx in Pennsylvania at Workers.org…
Canada Joins Campaign to Stifle Criticism of Israel
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
On June 25, Canada's Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism announced that the Trudeau government's new anti-racism strategy would include the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. The Co-Chair of the Centre for Israel and …
'Close the camps' actions accelerate in Houston
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-07-11
Since im/migrant families began to be torn apart at the border in 2018, there have been dozens and dozens of Houston protests, marches and rallies against Trump's racist border policies. But now that brutal conditions within the immigrant concentration camps have finally been widely exposed to the world, people have . . . | Continue reading 'Close the camps' actions accelerate in Houston at Workers.org…
Amy McGrath Is Challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. She's Everything Wrong With the Democratic Party
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-07-11
Amy McGrath is everything wrong with the Democratic Party. She launched her high-profile campaign Tuesday with a multimillion-dollar burst of fundraising, with Democrats across the country eager to see her upend Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. By Wednesday, she was apologizing for a bizarre flip-flop-flip on a question — Brett Kavanaugh's fitness for the Supreme Court — that seemed like a layup. In between, she told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that she was running on the mind-bending rationale that McConnell needs to go because he has been obstructing the agenda of Donald Trump. | Perhaps the strang…
The must-see video from Jewish author Norman Finkelstein on why he won't be silent about Israeli crimes
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-07-11
The following content speaks of genocide and may cause distress to some readers.Renowned Jewish author Norman Finkelstein is an outspoken critic of Israel. And in one famous video, he explains exactly why he won't be silent about Israeli crimes against Palestinian people.After a speech Finkelstein made, he faced hostility from Israel apologists, who called his words offens…
Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
Tamara Starblanket's book, Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State (with a foreword by Ward Churchill and an afterword by Sharon H. Venne), does what she declares it to do in the first chapter: | "… …
Manuel Duran, journalist who reported on ICE, freed from detention
splcenter.org | 2019-07-11
Manuel Duran, an investigative journalist who was detained after reporting on the collusion between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement in Memphis, Tennessee, was released today from ICE detention and will be reunited with his fiancée.
The U.S. Women's Soccer World Cup Win Was a Victory for Title IX & the Fight for Equal Pay
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-11
Thousands gathered in Manhattan Wednesday to celebrate the U.S. women's national soccer team's fourth World Cup championship at a ticker tape parade that stretched up Broadway and past Wall Street. Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle and their teammates rode floats through New York City's Canyon of Heroes, ending their celebrations at a ceremony at City Hall. Supporters chanted "U.S.A.!" and "Equal pay!" 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. Their high-profile fight for pay equity is focusing the s…
White House disinvites author of 'anti-Semitic' Soros cartoon from social media summit
rt.com | 2019-07-11
Cartoonist Ben Garrison has been disinvited from the White House Social Media Summit after complaints about a 'blatantly anti-Semitic' cartoon he drew depicting controversial financier George Soros as a puppet master. | …
The United States of Fascism Hysteria
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-10
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 …
Racism: Milwaukee's Public Health Emergency
Isiah Holmes | progressive.org | 2019-07-10
One of the most segregated cities in the United States takes on racism as a health issue.
Protesters Collect Secret Cash to Oppose Fur Ban Proposed in California, Documents Reveal
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2019-07-10
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…
The Problem at Fox News Is Not Just Tucker Carlson — It's the Murdoch Family Who Owns and Controls the Network
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2019-07-10
It's not enough to criticize the racist anchors on Fox News. The Murdoch family is responsible for what happens there. Let's talk about them.
Acts of solidarity with migrants grow
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2019-07-10
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…
John Carlos Frey: America's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-10
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…
SPLC statement on White House social media summit
splcenter.org | 2019-07-10
The Trump administration's social media summit today is a gathering of groups and individuals who have no business at the White House.
"Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
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…
SPLC urges HUD to drop plan that would cut housing assistance for 'mixed-status' immigrant families
splcenter.org | 2019-07-09
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.
Detained Journalist Manuel Duran's Case Ordered Reopened
splcenter.org | 2019-07-09
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).
Greek Neo-Nazi Party Golden Dawn Rejected by Greek Voters (2/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-09
Greece's Former Deputy Defence Minister Costas Isychos says support for the far-right remains strong despite neo-Nazi defeat…
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…
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."
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) …
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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…