2019-08-14: Social Media Postees

BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-14
BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-condemns-antisemitic-fascist-forces-germany-and-worldwide

A revolutionary understanding of the national question
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-08-14
Monica Moorehead at Reclaim Pride demonstration in New York, June 2019. This article is based on a talk given at a July 25 Workers World Party meeting in New York City that addressed the theme "Fighting against Racism and for National Sovereignty." This talk will not give a blow-by-blow account . . . | Continue reading A revolutionary understanding of the national question at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/14/a-revolutionary-understanding-of-the-national-question/

Solidarity Vigil: Sacramento United Against Gun Violence & Racism
Poor People's Campaign & others | indybay.org | 2019-08-14
California State Capitol-West Steps, 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/12/18825443.php

Peak PC logic: To shield students from 'offensive' image, activists opt to censor anti-racist mural
rt.com | 2019-08-14
Who would ever have thought it would be liberal students and activists leading the charge to have an anti-racism mural removed from public view at an institute of education? | …
rt.com/usa/466509-george-washington-mural-censorship/

It's Not Anti-Semitic to Criticize Israel: Bernie Sanders
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-14
To criticize the Israeli government does not make you antisemitic, United States Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire Wednesday. | RELATED: | 'United Struggle Against United Oppressors': Pro-Palestine BDS Stands in Solidarity With Kashmir | During the meeting, an audience member commented she felt "really let down by politicians who only represent a Jewish voice that is completely uncrit…
telesurenglish.net/news/Not-AntiSemitic-to-Criticize-Israel-Bernie-Sanders-20190814-0018.html

Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-14
The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14628

New Zealand Man Accused of Mosque Shootings Sent Racist Letters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-14
The Australian white supremacist accused of terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people in March, has written several letters from jail expressing his racist political and social views, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to say that should never have been allowed. | RELATED: | Norway Mosque Attacker Inspired by El Paso, New Zealand Attacks: Report | "I think every New Zealander would have an expectation that this individual should not be able…
telesurenglish.net/news/New-Zealand-Man-Accused-of-Mosque-Shootings-Sent-Racist-Letters-20190814-0025.html

Fetishisizing White Supremacy
Timothy Malone | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-14
"White Supremacy" has captured the nation's attention. On August 3, a white supremacist mass shooter left 22 dead in El Paso. On Wednesday August 7, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker made speeches referencing White Supremacy. That same day, Fox host Tucker Carlson announced he is 'going on vacation,' after claiming that White Supremacy …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/fetishisizing-white-supremacy/

Socialist Analysis "The Fight Against White Supremacy & Racist Violence"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-08-14
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/14/18825486.php

Warnings ancient and modern
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2019-08-14
Before the Berlin Wall was torn down we all made sarcastic jokes about its official designation by East German (GDR) party leaders as "anti-fascist protective barrier". But hearing racist ranting by AfD leaders now hoping for victories and seeing gangs of marching thugs with barely–paraphrased Nazi slogans, from East Berlin to southern Saxony, we must […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/14/warnings-ancient-and-modern/

End the Genocide in #Yemen
Yemeni Alliance Committee | indybay.org | 2019-08-14
Outside Federal Building — office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi | 90 7th St. | San Francisco, CA 94103…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/13/18825458.php

2020 Democrats double down on diversity — or do they?
rt.com | 2019-08-14
Democrats vying to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election are insisting he's a racist and a bigot, while they represent diversity and the future of America. How is that working out for them? | …
rt.com/usa/466508-democrats-2020-diversity-polls/

13 Million Expected to Sign Petition Against US's Venezuela Blockade
Steve Sweeney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-14
As many as 13 million people are expected to sign a petition opposing the US economic blockade of Venezuela and the "genocidal, racist, xenophobe" Donald Trump, according to the Bolivarian government. | Tables have been organised in public squares in …
globalresearch.ca/13-million-expected-sign-petition-against-us-venezuela-blockade/5686360

"River of Fire": In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-14
The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in December. The federal government has executed just three people since 1963 — the last being in 2003. The death penalty is widely condemned by national governments, international bodies and human rights groups across the world. Experts say capital punishment does not help deter homicides and that errors and racism in the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/14/sister_helen_prejean_federal_death_penalty

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

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/

MSNBC and the Next Election: Racism is the Issue
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
After Donald Trump unexpectedly won the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media they shape sought to explain the disaster as a result of Russian meddling. Such meddling, which had been alleged for months, was documented in an (unconvincing) intelligence report prepared by the lame-duck Obama administration, made public Jan. 6, 2017; Congress followed …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/msnbc-and-the-next-election-racism-is-the-issue/

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/

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/

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/

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/

BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-13
BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-movement-condemns-us-congress-anti-bds-resolution

Germans brace for fall showdown with their new breed of fascists
Victor Grossman | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-13
BERLIN — The wise priest Laocoà∂n, old legends say, vainly warned against the famous "Trojan horse." A hostile god sent giant serpents which strangled him when the big wooden present was opened. The soldiers hidden inside opened Troy's gates so the Greek battalions could rush in, kill the men, enslave the women and destroy the …
peoplesworld.org/article/germans-brace-for-fall-showdown-with-their-new-breed-of-fascists/

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

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/

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

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

"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

CPAC Down Under
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
It was a time for Australian conservatives to be boring, and bore each other. CPAC, otherwise known as the Conservative Political Action Conference, had arrived in Sydney. The real entertainment bill was to be supplied by such figures as Brexiter supremo Nigel Farage and former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London, Raheem Kassam. The rest was …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/cpac-down-under/

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/

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/

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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/

Líder de FRSO critica masacre en masa racista en El Paso
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-07
Washington DC – "La Organización Socialista del Camino a la Libertad (FRSO) condena enérgicamente el asesinato en masa realizado en El Paso", dijo Masao Suzuki, presidente de la Comisión de Nacionalidades Conjuntas de FRSO. Sobre el tirador dijo: "Con una cuenta de Twitter gustando el hashtag BuildtheWall y una foto de armas que deletrean a Trump, está claro que la motivación para este crimen de supremacía blanca está determinada por los ataques racistas de Trump". | El 3 de agosto, un hombre armado que apoya a Trump llevó a cabo una masacre de al menos 20 personas en El Paso, Texas, que justificó en una declarac…
www.fightbacknews.org/node/7548

Milwaukee: Vigil Against Hate remembers victims of mass shootings
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-07
Milwaukee, WI – On August 5, a variety of non-profit and local religious organizations hosted a Vigil Against Hate, in remembrance of those killed in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett made an appearance, along with a few other local politicians. Around 100 people showed up to the vigil to express solidarity with victims of white supremacist violence, which is impressive given the fact that the event was organized in 24 hours. | Most notably, there was a large Sikh presence; many of them being previous victims of white supremacist violence in 20…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/7/milwaukee-vigil-against-hate-remembers-victims-mass-shootings

These 7 Prominent Conservatives Have Nothing in Common With White Supremacists, Nothing at All
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-08-07
A man wears a MAGA hat during the Western Conservative Summit in Denver on July 12, 2019. | cool kid's philosopher" — took to Twitter to berate those who dare draw any kind of line between President Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and U.S. conservatives on the one hand and white nationalist terrorists on the other. | So, we now have two separate NYT columnists arguing that all conservatives are basically violent white supremacists, but slightly more subtle. Let me put this gently: f*** yourselves.
theintercept.com/2019/08/07/el-paso-white-supremacy/

U.S. State Department Official Involved in White Nationalist Movement, Hatewatch Determines
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-08-06
A U.S. State Department official oversaw the Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, hosted white nationalists at his home and published white nationalist propaganda online, Hatewatch has determined.
splcenter.org/gebert

U.S. State Department Official Involved in White Nationalist Movement, Hatewatch Determines
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-08-06
A U.S. State Department official oversaw the Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, hosted white nationalists at his home and published white nationalist propaganda online, Hatewatch has determined.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/07/us-state-department-official-involved-white-nationalist-movement-hatewatch-determines

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