2019-07-15: News Headlines

Staff (2019-07-16). Trump's Racist Tweets Fan Hatred, Defining the Coming Election. therealnews.com Professors Gerald Horne and Kimberly Moffit examine how Trump's targeted tweet storm against progressive women of color who serve in Congress works to further divide the Democratic party, while dredging up America's racist settler-colonial past…

Staff (2019-07-15). Progressive Democrats Answer Trump's Racist Screed. truthdig.com After President Donald Trump on Sunday directed a series of racist tweets at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, the group of freshman congresswomen known as the "the Squad" rebuked the president for his bigoted remarks and vowed to continue fighting his cruel attacks on immigrants and other vulnerable communities. | "This is what racism looks like," tweeted Pressley, a Massachusetts congresswoman, after Trump said the freshman Democrats should "go back" to the countries "from which they came." | Trump's attack was met with a flood of outrage. By Monday morning, the has…

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-15). Turkey's Purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defense System: A Blow to the US War Machine. globalresearch.ca Turkey's purchase of state-of-the-art Russian S-400 air defense equipment at the expense of less capable US Patriot and Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) missiles is of much greater significance than has been reported. More on this below. | The White …

Staff (2019-07-15). Pressley, AOC, Tlaib and Omar Hit Back at Trump's Bigotry. truthout.org After President Donald Trump on Sunday directed a series of racist tweets at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, the group of freshman congresswomen known as the "the Squad" rebuked the president for his bigoted remarks and vowed to continue fighting his cruel attacks on immigrants and other vulnerable communities. | "This is what racism looks like," tweeted Pressley, a Massachusetts congresswoman, after Trump said the freshman Democrats should "go back" to the countries "from which they came." | Trump's attack was met with a flood of outrage. By Monday morning, the…

teleSUR (2019-07-15). Trump Says 'The Squad' Hates the US, Asks Them to Leave Again. telesurenglish.net The United States President Donald Trump Monday defended his attacks against four Democratic congresswomen, saying he was not concerned if people thought his tweets toward them were racist and accused the U.S. lawmakers of hating America. | RELATED: | Nancy Pelosi 'Salty' as Progressive Congresswomen Vote Against Right-wing Border Bill | "As far as…

John Nichols (2019-07-15). When Trump Is Tweeting Racist Attacks on Progressive Democratic Women, It's Time to Impeach. thenation.com When Trump Is Tweeting Racist Attacks on Progressive Democratic Women, It's Time to Impeach…

teleSUR (2019-07-15). US: Prominent Civil Rights Activist Killed in Louisiana. telesurenglish.net United States police in the state of Louisiana are investigating the murder of a prominent civil rights activist and founder of an African-American history museum, whose body was found in the trunk of her car in Baton Rouge, officials reported Sunday. | RELATED: | Trump Says 'The Squad' Hates the US, Asks Them to Leave Again | Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was killed by "traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation" before her body was found in the trunk of her car in the state capital…

splcenter (2019-07-15). Federal magistrate judge recommends $14 million in damages to Jewish woman targeted in neo-Nazi harassment campaign. splcenter.org Federal Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch issued a ruling today recommending that Andrew Anglin, publisher of a major neo-Nazi website, should pay more than $14 million in damages to Tanya Gersh, the Whitefish, Montana, woman who received a relentless barrage of antisemitic threats and messages from Anglin and his followers.

splcenter (2019-07-15). Virginia Judge Hands Down Life Sentence, Plus 419 Years, in Case of James Alex Fields Jr., Calls Attack An Act of 'Terror'. splcenter.org Judge Richard Moore imposed a sentence of 419 years plus life on James Alex Fields Jr., convicted of murder after the racist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.

The Canary (2019-07-15). Trump's tweets against progressive congresswomen branded racist. thecanary.co US president Donald Trump has shrugged off sharp criticism over tweets branded as racist in which he said four Black, progressive congresswomen should "go back and help fix" their "broken and crime infested" countries. | All are US citizens, and only one is foreign-born. | While Democrats have condemned Trump's remarks, Republicans have remained largely silent. ….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come b…

teleSUR (2019-07-15). Protests in US Cities Call For Puerto Rico's Governor to Resign. telesurenglish.net Puerto Rican organizations from the diaspora called for protests in the United States cities of New York, Washington D.C. and Orlando, demanding the immediate resignation of the island's Governor, Ricardo Rossello, after a major report revealed on June 13 that he led a smear campaign against his opposition, using racist and misogynist remarks. | RELATED: | Puerto Rican Activist Unfolds Banner from Roof, Gets Arrested | The first protest was organized by the Boricua Indepen…

Jud Lounsbury (2019-07-15). Trump's "Go Back" Racist Epithet; Oh, So Familiar. progressive.org Trump has dived deep into the septic tank before. But, folks, this is truly a new low.

Natasha Hakimi Zapata (2019-07-15). I Know What It's Like to Be Told to 'Go Back' to My Own Country. truthdig.com As the daughter of Iranian and Mexican immigrants, the president's racist attacks on four congresswomen of color have struck me to my core.

teleSUR (2019-07-15). Italy Seizes Air-To-Air Missile, Guns in Raids on Neo-Nazis. telesurenglish.net Italian police have seized Monday a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathizers. | RELATED: | Italy Shuts Down Europe's Once Biggest Migrant Center | "During the operation, an air-to-air missile in perfect working order and used by the Qatari army was seized," police said of the 245-kilogram (540-pound) Matra missile. They also found automatic assault rifles that they described as "latest generation" among the cache. | Three men were arre…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-07-15). #RacistPresident Trends as Pressley, AOC, Tlaib, and Omar Hit Back at Trump's Bigoted Attack. commondreams.org "We are what democracy looks like. And we're not going anywhere. Except back to D.C. to fight for the families you marginalize and vilify everyday." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/aoc_tlaib_pressley.jpg

Curt Wechsler (2019-07-15). Immigrant Raids Part of a Larger Fascist Program. indybay.org Sports Basement | 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco…

Eugene E Ruyle (2019-07-15). General Elections in India: Modi's (Neo)-Fascism vs. Social Democrats and the Left. indybay.org NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…

John Shafthauer (2019-07-15). The US politicians Trump told to 'go home' hit back, and get widespread support. thecanary.co Donald Trump has drawn a lot of criticism for telling four US congresswomen of colour to "go back" to where they came from. The women in question — three of whom were born in the US — aren't taking this lying down. | "Complete and total catastrophe": | Trump tweeted the following on 14 July: ….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don't the…

teleSUR (2019-07-14). 'Go Fix Your Countries': Trump to US Congresswomen. telesurenglish.net "Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how," United States President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday addressing a group of Democratic congresswomen. | RELATED: | Tlaib Slams Israeli Racism, Applauds Intersectional Solidarity | "So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, viciou…

Paul Haeder (2019-07-14). It Goes Without Saying: Those in Power are without Melanin. dissidentvoice.org "the worst thing that ever happened to the world was the white man coming across gun powder. —— the end of the world | the beginning of white supremacy" ‚Äï Nayyirah Waheed, Salt It would take a million blogs just to get through the millions of millionaires (36,000,000) and the billionaires (2,700) who are fleshy-faced and melanin-challenged …

Staff (2019-07-14). American Dark Money Is Fueling the Rise of Europe's Far Right. truthout.org Five years ago, Matteo Salvini stripped and posed half-naked for a series of "sexy" photos that were auctioned on eBay. At the time, he was a senior official of Italy's separatist Lega Nord party. His bizarre photoshoot took place on the sidelines of a National Front conference in France. Beneficiaries of the auction included part of an Italian anti-abortion network that claims to be "inspired" by the "heritage of Christian culture" and responds to a "conspiracy against life…

teleSUR (2019-07-14). Israeli Court Ends 'Racist' Park Entry Ban in Afula. telesurenglish.net The Nazareth district court has ordered Sunday for the town of Afula in the Northern District of Israel to lift a rule impeding non-residents to enter its public parks. | RELATED: | Israeli Minister Gaffes Again: Advocates Gay Conversion Therapy | The judge cited a legal opinion by Israel's attorney general who stated that parks were public properties open to everyone. | "This was really to exclude Palestinian citizens from entering the park," said Fady Khoury, a lawyer with…

Fight Back (2019-07-14). Milwaukee: 'Drop the Charges' rally for student who took placard from Nazi. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Activists rallied outside the Milwaukee County courthouse on the afternoon of July 11 to stand in solidarity with a student who was arrested and charged for taking a vulgar, racist sign away from a Nazi. | Grae Hosmanek is a freshman student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In May, she and others witnessed a racist student protesting a Jewish event on campus and gathered around to deter him from spreading hate speech and threats. The lone fascist, who called himself "Chris," was holding a sign that read "(((GAS)))" a reference to the Nazi holocaust, and another sign bearing a Nazi swastik…

Staff (2019-07-14). Leave the U.S., Trump Tells Democratic Congresswomen of Color. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed a group of Democratic congresswomen of color as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to the "broken and crime infested places from which they came," ignoring the fact that the women are American citizens and all but one was born in the U.S. | Trump's tweets drew sharp rebukes from Democrats, who derided his remarks as racist. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president wants to "make America white again." And Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, a Trump critic who recently took steps to leave his party, called the remarks "racist and dis…

RT (2019-07-14). US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib compares 'racist' Israel's anti-Palestinian policies to Jim Crow laws. rt.com Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) has denounced Israel's treatment of Palestinians, describing that country's policies as an affront to human rights and comparable to racial segregation in the American South. |

The Canary (2019-07-13). Corbyn: Many inaccuracies in Panorama probe into anti-Semitism in Labour. thecanary.co Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said there were "many, many, inaccuracies" in the BBC Panorama documentary about anti-Semitism in the party.Mr Corbyn said the programme adopted a "pre-determined position" before it was aired earlier this week.Speaking during a visit to the Durham Miners' Gala, Mr Corbyn said: "I watched the programme and I felt there were many, many inaccuracies in the programme.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the media during the Durham Miners' Gala (Owen Humphreys/PA)"The programme adopted a pre-determined position on its own website before it was broadcast."We've made very clear what our…

Jonathan Cook (2019-07-13). With Panorama's Hatchet Job on Labour Antisemitism, BBC Has Become the Tory's Attack Dog. dissidentvoice.org It is difficult to describe as anything other than a hatchet job the BBC Panorama special this week that sought to bolster claims that the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn has become "institutionally antisemitic". The partisan tone was set from the opening shot. A young woman whose name was not revealed tearfully claimed to have …

Mary Fitzgerald (2019-07-13). The American dark money behind Europe's far right. commondreams.org Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, seen here in Pisa at a meeting of the Tuscan University Movement in March, owes much of his success to the largesse of American donors, the authors argue. (Photo: Pisa Today, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/matteo_salvini.jpg

Patti Lynn (2019-07-13). Current investigation of ExxonMobil could spur broader climate action. nationofchange.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 cha…

Janine Jackson (2019-07-12). 'This Is Designed to Shape the Electorate to Retain Political Power' – CounterSpin interview with Steven Rosenfeld on gerrymandering. fair.org 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…

Jason Hirthler (2019-07-12). The Journalists Do The Shouting. counterpunch.org 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 More

Ryan Devereaux (2019-07-12). Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost Was a Member of Secret Facebook Group. theintercept.com 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…

Claudia Andrade (2019-07-12). Miscarriage criminalized: racist charges against Marshae Jones. liberationnews.org This incendiary indictment marks a fresh level to the ongoing attacks on women's rights.

SHREKKKLITR (2019-07-12). SPLC: Holiday recognizing early Ku Klux Klan leader an insult to Tennessee residents. splcenter.org 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.

Fight Back (2019-07-12). Chicagoland Arab protest demands white supremist leave office. fightbacknews.org 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…

splcenter (2019-07-12). Weekend Read: Jim Crow's fingerprints are on Florida's new voting law. splcenter.org Voting is not a privilege but a right that is essential for a healthy, well-functioning democracy.

United Nations (2019-07-12). UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines 'war on drugs'. un.org 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.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-07-12). Record of Suspect in Anti-LGBTQ Beating Reveals Previous Hate, Criminal Activity. splcenter.org 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.

Paul Street (2019-07-12). Skull of Death: Mass Media, Inauthentic Opposition, and Eco-Existential Reality in a Pre-Fascist Age of Appeasement. counterpunch.org 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…

Ben Norton (2019-07-12). The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson. mronline.org 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

Dave Lindorff (2019-07-12). Defeating the Trump Administration's Racist, Republican-Rescuing Census Corruption. counterpunch.org 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 More

Staff (2019-07-11). The U.S. Women's Soccer World Cup Win Was a Victory for Title IX & the Fight for Equal Pay. democracynow.org 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…

Gloria Rubac (2019-07-11). 'Close the camps' actions accelerate in Houston. workers.org 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

Betsey Piette (2019-07-11). Cops' racism exposes driving while Latinx in Pennsylvania. workers.org 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

Ryan Grim (2019-07-11). Amy McGrath Is Challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. She's Everything Wrong With the Democratic Party. theintercept.com 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…

splcenter (2019-07-11). Manuel Duran, journalist who reported on ICE, freed from detention. splcenter.org 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.

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.

Peter Maass (2019-07-10). The Problem at Fox News Is Not Just Tucker Carlson — It's the Murdoch Family Who Owns and Controls the Network. theintercept.com 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.

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

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…

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