2019-08-13: Social Media Postees

SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants
splcenter.org | 2019-08-13
The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/13/splc-joins-brief-opposing-kansas-law-targeting-immigrants

IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-13
| Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, How to Be an Antiracist. He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tes…
truthout.org/video/iq-tests-sat-scores-and-other-intelligence-tests-propagate-racism/

Previous blackface wearers were punished for racism, Silverman was punished for satire. That's worse
rt.com | 2019-08-13
It's one thing when political correctness commissars hunt down racist incidents, however trivial, accidental or ancient. But firing a comedian for examining race relations in America crosses the line into cultural totalitarianism. | …
rt.com/news/466409-sarah-silverman-blackface-freedom/

Racism Is Part of the New York Times' Brand
Jacob Bacharach | truthdig.com | 2019-08-13
It's not just that the Gray Lady is soft on Donald Trump. The paper and its editors view conservative whites as the only true Americans.
truthdig.com/articles/racism-is-part-of-the-new-york-times-brand/

Solidarity Vigil: Sacramento United Against Gun Violence & Racism
Poor People's Campaign & others | indybay.org | 2019-08-13
California State Capitol-West Steps, 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/12/18825443.php

Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression
Bill Blum | progressive.org | 2019-08-13
Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
progressive.org/dispatches/unequal-justice-john-roberts-dark-legacy-of-voter-suppression-blum-190812/

Students Strike, Protest Across Brazil as Moro Orders Crackdown
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro ordered his ministry's National Public Security Force (FSNP) to be stationed at the Ministries Square in Brasilia to crack down on student protests scheduled for Tuesday. | RELATED: | Argentina Frontrunner: 'Bolsonaro Is Racist, Misogynist, Violent' | The National Student Union (UNE) called o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Students-Strike-Protest-Across-Brazil-as-Moro-Orders-Crackdown-20190813-0010.html

Argentina Frontrunner: 'Bolsonaro Is Racist, Misogynist, Violent'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
Alberto Fernandez, the front runner in Argentina's presidential race, responded to Brazilian President Bolsonaro's attacks on the progressive alliance which scored a landslide victory in Argentina's primary elections Sunday, dismissing him as a "passing phase" in Brazil's history. | RELATED: | Argentina Primaries: Fernandez Wins Landslide Victory Over Macri With 15-Point Lead | Fernandez, likely to be Argentina's next president for the progressive 'Front for All' party, had s…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentina-Frontrunner-Bolsonaro-Is-Racist-Misogynist-Violent-20190813-0006.html

Since Charlottesville, White Supremacists Have Committed at Least 73 Murders
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-13
| This week marks two years since white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, where a neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of antiracist protesters, killing 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer. Days later, President Trump claimed there were "very fine people on both sides." Since Charlottesville, white supremacists have committed at least 73 murders, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Just last week, a white supremacist in El Paso, Texas, opened fire in a crowded Walmart a…
truthout.org/video/since-charlottesville-white-supremacists-have-committed-at-least-73-murders/

Billionaire Stephen Ross of the Related Companies faces protests for Trump fundraiser
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-08-13
Reported by Politico, billionaire Stephen Ross the founder of "The Related Companies," is facing a backlash for fundraising for the alleged racist President Donald Trump.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/11/18825414.php

Massacres at Home and Abroad
John Marciano | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-13
On August 5, former President Obama released a powerful statement in response to the latest gun massacres in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton that left scores dead and wounded–including children who were shopping for school supplies at Walmart with their mothers, and with their families at the wonderful Gilroy Garlic Festival. He decried the madness of violence that has been fueled by Trump's vile pronouncements and policies that help spread anti-immigrant and racist poison across the nation.
counterpunch.org/2019/08/13/massacres-at-home-and-abroad/

Brazil's Bolsonaro threatens Glenn Greenwald, ratchets up fascist rants
wsws.org | 2019-08-13
Bolsonaro is engaged in the buildup of a fascist movement based on the security forces, and feels emboldened by the wide consensus in ruling circles around his economic agenda.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/13/braz-a13.html

End the Genocide in #Yemen
Yemeni Alliance Committee | indybay.org | 2019-08-13
Speaker Nancy Pelosi | 90 7th St. | San Francisco, CA 94103…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/13/18825458.php

John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2019-08-13
This piece originally appeared on The Progressive. | When Chief Justice John Roberts steps down from the Supreme Court years from now, how will he be remembered? | Many of his current admirers think (or at least hope) that it will be for defending judicial independence against the Tru…
truthdig.com/articles/john-roberts-dark-legacy-of-voter-suppression/

How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi on Why We Need to Fight Racism the Way We Fight Cancer
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
In his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist," professor Ibram X. Kendi urges readers to break out of the false framework of "racist" and "not racist," instead laying out what it means to be antiracist: viewing racial groups as equals and pushing for policies that create racial equity. Kendi says, "We can't just talk about racism as an original sin. We have to talk about racism as the original cancer, as this original disease that has been killing America."
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_class_race_capitalism

Ibram X. Kendi: IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tests, which are denying access to some of the best schools in New York City to black and Latino kids."
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_intelligence_tests_education

"Today the Lynch Mob Only Needs an Assault Rifle": Ibram X. Kendi on White Supremacist Violence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
This week marks two years since white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, where a neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of antiracist protesters, killing 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer. Days later, President Trump claimed there were "very fine people on both sides." Since Charlottesville, white supremacists have committed at least 73 murders, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Just last week, a white supremacist in El Paso, Texas, opened fire in a crowded Walmart and killed 22 people. It's been described as the deadliest attack to target Latinos in modern American history. We speak with D…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_guns_in_america

Racist or protecting vulnerable Americans? What's in Trump's new immigration rules
rt.com | 2019-08-12
The White House says the new rules restricting the ability of legal immigrants to receive welfare are enforcing existing laws and protecting poor and vulnerable Americans. Critics are calling them un-American and racist. | …
rt.com/usa/466351-new-rules-immigration-welfare/

Jews Join Forces to Denounce Trump's Deportation Machine
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-08-12
Despite his support for Israel–which some see as a shield Donald Trump uses against accusations of anti-Semitism–progressive Jews are horrified by the president's immigration policies, particularly those targeting undocumented immigrants. In the last month, thousands have taken to the streets, to detention centers, even to businesses they see as siding with the a…
truthdig.com/articles/jews-join-forces-to-denounce-trumps-deportation-machine/

Fear vs. Fear
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-08-12
The old rules of politics no longer apply. The only language understood by Donald Trump and his coterie of con artists, billionaires, generals, misfits and Christian fascists–and a Democratic Party that has sold us out–is fear. Calling out Trump's lies and racism does not matter. Calling out his nepotism and corruption does not matter. Calling out the criminality of his administration does not matter. Calling out its incompetence and idiocy does not matter. Calling out the abject subservience of the ruling elites to corporate power does not matter. Trump and his Democratic Party opponents are immune t…
truthdig.com/articles/fear-vs-fear/

Trump's disavowal of white supremacy makes a mockery of antiracism–but so does the rest of the political establishment
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-12
The partisan condemnation of white supremacy that has taken shape during the Trump era has reduced anti-racist critique to political theater. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/12/trumps-disavowal-of-white-supremacy-makes-a-mockery-of-antiracism-but-so-does-the-rest-of-the-political-establishment/

At the End of the Barrel of a Gun
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-12
I want to stay far away from anything resembling anti-intellectualism or guilt by association, especially since the right-wing political, economic, and social systems we live in in the US give plenty of space to anti-intellectualism and the dominance of ignorance. Blood now runs in the streets, so the impact of the far right (read fascists) must also be acknowledged and strenuously fought.
counterpunch.org/2019/08/12/at-the-end-of-the-barrel-of-a-gun/

White supremacy is not a hoax, Tucker Carlson!
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-12
During the first week of August two of the worst mass shootings took place in the nation's history. Evidence indicates that both shootings were fueled by racist and white supremacist ideology. These massacres are part of a dangerous trend since 2016 of a rise in hate crimes in the U.S. by over 17 percent. Yet, …
peoplesworld.org/article/white-supremacy-is-not-a-hoax-tucker-carlson/

Two Years After Charlottesville
splcenter.org | 2019-08-12
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splcenter.org/charlottesville

China's Belt and Road (BRI): Could Save Destroyed Southeast Asia?
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-12
Most of the people in the West or in North Asia usually never think about it, but Southeast Asia is one of the most depressed and depressing parts of the world. | It has been through genocides, wars and atrocious military …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-belt-and-road-bri-could-save-destroyed-southeast-asia/5686164

Will Congress Hold Those Who Commit and Profit From Genocide Accountable?
Tom Andrews | commondreams.org | 2019-08-12
Thousands of new Rohingya refugee arrivals cross the border near Anzuman Para village, Palong Khali, Bangladesh. (Photo: Roger Arnold/UNHCR) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/rohingya_2.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/08/12/will-congress-hold-those-who-commit-and-profit-genocide-accountable?cd-origin=rss

The American Workplace Still Won't Accommodate Pregnant Workers
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2019-08-12
The American Workplace Still Won't Accommodate Pregnant Workers…
thenation.com/article/pregnant-workers-discrimination-workplace-low-wage/

What Can We Learn From the History of Struggle Against White Supremacy?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-12
White supremacy has a very long history in North America. We discuss its origins and the history of struggle against it with Prof. Gerald Horne, to see what we can be learnt for confronting white supremacy today…
therealnews.com/stories/what-can-we-learn-from-the-history-of-struggle-against-white-supremacism

Boris Johnson's latest 'supremely ruthless' move could trigger violent unrest
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-08-12
Boris Johnson's latest claim "to come down hard on crime" has caused widespread concern. Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, for example, slammed his approach as "draconian". She also warned it had the potential to trigger unrest and riots…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/08/12/boris-johnsons-latest-supremely-ruthless-move-could-trigger-violent-unrest/

Venezuela: Court Charges 3 Assembly Members with Treason
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-12
The Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela ordered on Monday to commit the responsibility of three lawmakers belonging to the National Assembly in contempt for committing crimes that threaten the peace and sovereignty of the country. | RELATED: | Venezuelans Continue to Sign Petition Against US Blockade | The sentence issued by the highest court imputed the parliamentarians Juan Pablo García Canales, José àÅngel Guerra Brito and Tomás Guanipa Villalobos, after the request prese…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Court-Charges-3-Assembly-Members-with-Treason-20190812-0015.html

The Long and Bloody History of White Supremacy in the U.S
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-12
What can settler colonialism and slavery teach us about Donald Trump and 8chan? Quite a bit, says author and professor Gerald Horne.
truthdig.com/articles/the-long-and-bloody-history-of-white-supremacy-in-the-u-s/

Leave Muslims Out of This. Let's Discuss White Violence on Its Own Terms
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-12
| In the last two weeks alone, the U.S. has seen 31 people die and tens of others injured due to three mass shootings across the country. | Over and over again, despite the fact that this violence was rooted in white supremacy, pundits and news articles have repeatedly invoked violence committed by Muslims when discussing these attacks. These invocations divert attention from…
truthout.org/articles/leave-muslims-out-of-this-lets-discuss-white-violence-on-its-own-terms/

Yes, It Could Happen Here: When Nazis Came to New York
Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-12
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Valhalla awaits! After white terrorism at Oslo mosque, what if Trump spoke about supremacists the way he does Islam?
Juan Cole | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-12
A young Norwegian man wearing body armor and carrying two shotguns and a handgun attacked the Al-Noor Mosque in a tony suburb of Oslo on Saturday. Only 3 people were in the building for afternoon prayers. On Monday, 1,000 congregants are expected, to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice in honor of Abraham's son who was spared. | Police say they found social media posts by him praising the New Zealand mosque shooter who killed 50 last March. In turn, the New Zealand white terrorist had praised Anders Breivik…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/12/valhalla-awaits-after-white-terrorism-at-oslo-mosque-what-if-trump-spoke-about-supremacists-the-way-he-does-islam/

China's BRI Could Save Destroyed Southeast Asia
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-11
Most of the people in the West or in North Asia usually never think about it, but Southeast Asia is one of the most depressed and depressing parts of the world. It has been through genocides, wars and atrocious military regimes. Then, those monstrous income disparities. Jakarta beggars at night According to The Bangkok Post, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/chinas-bri-could-save-destroyed-southeast-asia/

Weekend Read: Neo-Nazi leader must pay more than $14 million in damages
splcenter.org | 2019-08-10
A federal judge has ruled in an SPLC lawsuit that neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin must pay more than $14 million in damages for using his website to launch an antisemitic campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/10/weekend-read-neo-nazi-leader-must-pay-more-14-million-damages

A Gory Gift to Trump: A Cruel, Militarized, Expensive, and Decades Old, Bipartisan Border Policy
Ron Leighton | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-09
John Carlos Frey's Sand and Blood relates the roughly 140-year history of U.S. anti-immigrant racism and policy on the southwest border, and highlights its mostly pre-Trump, bipartisan intensification over the last thirty-odd years. Frey, an American citizen born in Tijuana, Mexico, and raised in San Diego county, did not give the Border Patrol or border …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/a-gory-gift-to-trump-a-cruel-militarized-expensive-and-decades-old-bipartisan-border-policy/

El Mago Trump: el verdadero propósito del racismo y la xenofobia
Brian Becker | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-09
Trump no quiere que estas personas le echen la culpa de su sufrimiento al robo, la avaricia y la corrupción de los súper ricos y los mayores banqueros y jefes corporativos. Se protege a sí mismo y a sus amigos multimillonarios mediante el uso de tácticas fascistas para satanizar a los pueblos "minoritarios," inmigrantes y grupos socialistas.
liberationnews.org/el-mago-trump-el-verdadero-proposito-del-racismo-y-la-xenofobia/

White Nationalist State Department Official Surfaces in Photographs
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-08-09
Hatewatch has obtained images of Matthew Q. Gebert, a State Department official who is involved in the white nationalist movement.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/09/white-nationalist-state-department-official-surfaces-photographs

Wanda Vásquez, Puerto Rico's third governor in a week, facing criticism
Michelle Zacarias | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-09
After public outcry and protests brought on the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rico received its third governor in less than a week. Rosselló's initial successor, Pedro Pierluisi, was forced to step down after Puerto Rico Supreme Court unanimously decided that an appointment as governor without Senate confirmation was unconstitutional. Now, the former secretary …
peoplesworld.org/article/wanda-vasquez-puerto-ricos-third-governor-in-a-week-facing-criticism/

Does Paul Ryan Think White Supremacist Hate Is a 'Hoax'?
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-08-09
Does Paul Ryan Think White Supremacist Hate Is a 'Hoax'?
thenation.com/article/paul-ryan-tucker-carlson/

We have Until Aug 13 to Oppose Trump's Anti-Trans Health Care Plan
aclu.org | 2019-08-09
A proposed rule would undermine protections for transgender people and others facing discriminatory denials of health care and insurance coverage. | The Trump Administration has shown it will stop at nothing to undermine access to health care for marginalized communities. Most recently, the Administration has proposed to undermine critical protections against sex discrimination in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Care Rights Law. Instead of combatting discrimination in accessing health care a…
aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/transgender-rights/we-have-until-aug-13-oppose-trumps-anti-trans-health-care-plan

Tell Greyhound: Keep ICE and CPB cops off buses!
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2019-08-08
The state is waging war on migrants and refugees. As they flee from violence, political instability and the growing climate crisis, the U.S. is doubling down on a cruel, white supremacist policy of exclusion. Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol agents are rounding up migrants, placing them . . . | Continue reading Tell Greyhound: Keep ICE and CPB cops off buses! at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/08/tell-greyhound-keep-ice-and-cpb-cops-off-buses/

SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids
splcenter.org | 2019-08-08
Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC's Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:…
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/07/splc-statement-mississippi-immigration-raids

Judge: Neo-Nazi must pay more than $14 million to Jewish woman targeted by harassment campaign
splcenter.org | 2019-08-08
A federal judge adopted a recommendation that the publisher of a major neo-Nazi website must pay more than $14 million in damages to a Jewish woman targeted for a relentless barrage of antisemitic threats and messages by the neo-Nazi and his followers.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/08/judge-neo-nazi-must-pay-more-14-million-jewish-woman-targeted-harassment-campaign

Eric Garner case and the ruling class police
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-08-08
Five years ago a racist white cop, Daniel Pantaleo, put an unarmed Black man, Eric Garner, into a chokehold, on July 17, 2014, on Staten Island, N.Y. Other cops furiously compressed Garner's chest as he lay on the ground and cried out, "I can't breathe" until he died. Pantaleo was . . . | Continue reading Eric Garner case and the ruling class police at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/08/eric-garner-case-and-the-ruling-class-police/

Brazil Supreme Court Minister Rules to Protect Press Freedom for Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept
Trevor Timm | theintercept.com | 2019-08-08
In a crucial victory for press freedom in Brazil, Minister Gilmar Mendes, a member of Brazil's Supreme Court, has barred the Bolsonaro administration and Justice Minister Sergio Moro from investigating The Intercept Brasil and journalist Glenn Greenwald for its reporting on unethical and potentially illegal conduct involving Moro. | Mendes, in a sweeping decision, wrote that any attempt to investigate journalists…
theintercept.com/2019/08/08/brazil-supreme-court-glenn-greenwald/

Fordham U students win fight to have Palestine rights club
Sapphira Lurie | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-08
On Aug. 5, Justice Nancy Bannon of the Supreme Court of the State of New York annulled Fordham University's decision to ban Students for Justice in Palestine from its campus.
liberationnews.org/fordham-u-students-win-fight-to-have-palestine-rights-club/

Why New Laws Against White Supremacist Violence Are the Wrong Response to El Paso
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-08-08
The notion that existing terrorism laws apply only to those who commit violence on behalf of groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS is flat-out false.
theintercept.com/2019/08/08/el-paso-fbi-domestic-terrorism/

4Chan's and 8Chan's Internet-Brewed Racism Informs Trump's Rhetoric
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-07
The BBC's Mike Wendling explains the history of a message board subculture and discusses his book, "Alt-Right: From 4Chan to the White House"
therealnews.com/stories/4chans-and-8chans-internet-brewed-racism-informs-trumps-rhetoric

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