2019-04-21: News Headlines

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-04-21). Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50. indybay.org The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.

Curt Wechsler (2019-04-21). Refuse Fascism Discussion and Organizing Meeting. indybay.org Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco…

RT (2019-04-21). US militia hunting illegal migrants is cut from crowdfunding for 'promoting hate & discrimination'. rt.com The armed volunteer militia group, which has recently drawn much criticism and little praise for catching hundreds of suspected illegal migrants in New Mexico, has been abruptly cut from crowdfunding sites, for promoting violence.

Gary John Adler, Jr. (2019-04-20). Bringing the Border Closer to Home, One Immersion Trip at a Time. commondreams.org Many if not most Americans have never crossed the U.S. border with Mexico by land or spent any time in that region.

teleSUR (2019-04-20). UK Among Worst In Europe For Press Freedom. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, a 'Reporters Without Borders' report published in The Independent ranked the U.K. 33rd for press freedom, behind South Africa and Latvia. It is one of the worst rankings for a European country with activists arguing that 'national security' is often used as a pretext to trample on the freedom of press. | RELATED: YouTube Censors Iranian Press, HispanTV, Press TV Targeted | There have been long running concerns about the concentration of media ownership in Britain. A 2015 <...

WSWS (2019-04-20). Protests force American Museum of Natural History to cancel event with Brazil's Bolsonaro. wsws.org In face of fierce popular reaction, the ruling elites in New York have been forced to disassociate themselves from the fascistic Brazilian president.

WSWS (2019-04-20). David North speaks on the threat of fascism. wsws.org North, the Chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, urged a meeting of students and workers at Wayne State University to build the Socialist Equality Party in order to fight against the threat of fascism and war.

RT (2019-04-20). Vigilantes or patriots? FBI arrests head of militia rounding up illegal migrants at US border. rt.com Federal agents have detained the head of New Mexico's people's militia group, whose volunteer forces have 'helped' US border agents detain hundreds of illegal immigrants along the US-Mexico border, for illegal possession of arms.

WSWS (2019-04-20). Armed militia detaining asylum seekers at gunpoint along US-Mexico border. wsws.org An armed militia calling itself the United Constitutional Patriots posted videos of its members detaining hundreds of migrants at the New Mexico border, in actions seemingly coordinated with the Border Patrol.

RT (2019-04-20). Citizen's arrest or kidnapping? US militias told to stand down after catching 300+ migrants (VIDEOS). rt.com US authorities are warning wannabe vigilantes against taking the law into their own hands after an armed militia group detained over 300 migrants earlier this week at the Mexican border in what they claimed was a citizen's arrest.

Staff (2019-04-19). Arsonists Leave Fascist Symbols at the Highlander Center. therealnews.com The Highlander Center has been at the heart of civil rights, labor, and poor people's struggles in this country for the last 87 years. Some people see this arson as an act of war…

Staff (2019-04-19). The Baltimore Uprising: Four Years Later. therealnews.com On Wednesday evening, Tawanda Jones stood with friends and family and told a crowd about her brother, Tyrone West, just as she has done every week since his death in July 2013. | She recounted how on July 18, 2013, West was stopped by Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers and Morgan State University police, pulled out of his car, grabbed, beaten, pepper-sprayed and tased—dead in police custody. | "That's what happened to my brother—modern day slavery, modern day lynching," Jones said. | Behind her, there used to be a Confederate statue—…

splcenter (2019-04-19). Weekend Read: Cuban asylum seekers detained in Louisiana. splcenter.org Every day, tens of thousands of immigrants are locked behind bars in the United States. Many are detained for months, even years, far from their loved ones and communities.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-19). Headlines for April 19, 2019. democracynow.org Mueller Report Shows No Trump-Russia Conspiracy But Leaves Open Question of Obstruction, Trump Admin to Spend $40 Million on New Immigration Detention Camps, Central American Migrants Claim Assault by Mexican Authorities, ACLU Warns of "Fascist Militia" Holding Migrant Border Crossers at Gunpoint, Nicaragua Bans Anti-Government Protests, Arresting Dozens, Mali's Government Resigns as Protesters Condemn Ethnic Violence, Sudan: Mass Protests Demand Civilian Rule After Omar al-Bashir's Ouster, Bangladeshi Teen Burned to Death After Reporting Sexual Assault, Saudi Court Suspends Hearing for 11 Women's Rights Activist…

Pandora TV (2019-04-19). I 70 Anni Della NATO: Quale Bilancio Storico? Uscire Dal Sistema Di Guerra, Ora. globalresearch.ca Alcune immagini del Convegno internazionale "I 70 anni della NATO: quale bilancio storico? Uscire dal sistema di guerra, ora", svoltosi a Firenze il 7 aprile 2019. | FIRMA PER NO GUERRA NO NATO | Cliccandoci si va direttamente alla pagina su Change

RT (2019-04-19). 'God Bless America' singer banned over 'racist' 1930s songs. rt.com Once described as "imperishable emblem of America," Kate Smith has been blacklisted by two major sports teams and her recording of 'God Bless America' pulled, on grounds that two of her other 1930s songs were racist and offensive.

Matthew Longo (2019-04-18). 'Borderland Citizenship' Could Bring Justice to Both Sides of Trump's Wall. thenation.com Border dwellers in the US and Mexico are subject to two authorities. It's only fair to give them the cross-border rights and permissions to match.

splcenter (2019-04-18). Stalking Mosques and Trading Information, Back Woods Survivalist Squad Merges Anti-Islam Fever With Militia Tactics. splcenter.org Back Woods Survivalist Squad (BWSS), a group of Patriot movement extremists, has been using Facebook to coordinate surveillance on mosques around the country, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.

Eliza Egret (2019-04-18). Palestinians urge us all to boycott Puma — a 'proud sponsor of Israeli apartheid'. thecanary.co Thursday 18 April is sports giant Puma's annual general meeting. But while the company's directors and investors celebrate annual growth, a Twitter-storm is taking … | Read more Palestinians urge us all to boycott Puma — a 'proud sponsor of Israeli apartheid' | By Eliza Egret

Joshua Cho (2019-04-18). Outlets Denounced as 'Enemies of People' Still Promote Trump's Anti-Immigrant Narratives. fair.org by Joshua Cho If you keep up with all the various xenophobic "crises" and "threats" propagated by corporate media—depicting the United States as an overwhelmed nation, besieged by teeming swarms of scheming foreigners intent on stealing jobs and seizing scarce public benefits from across the southern border—you'll recall that the United States has apparently been …

Mike Brand, Claude Gatebuke (2019-04-17). What Have We Learned, 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide? thenation.com What Have We Learned, 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide?

ACLU (2019-04-17). There's No Such Thing as a Right Not to be Called a Nazi. aclu.org Gavin McInnes' attempt to silence those who have every right to call him out for his bigoted views should fall flat. | For years, Gavin McInnes has spewed bigoted views on everything from race and religion to gender and immigration. He has described a transgender person as "…

Akela Lacy (2019-04-17). National Republicans Bankrolled Lawyer for GOP Congressional Candidate Accused of Election Fraud. theintercept.com National Republicans picked up the tab for the legal defense of a North Carolina congressional candidate whose campaign illegally solicited and forged absentee ballots in the state's 9th District, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission. The attorney has been accused by the North Carolina State Board of Elections of improperly withholding documents that would help expose the fraud. | Financing the legal defense implicates national Republicans in the scandal, but it hasn't stopped them from exploiting it to push new voter suppression laws. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Hous…

Staff (2019-04-16). Steve Miller and the Nationalist Takeover of the White House. therealnews.com We are in a battle to stop white supremacy from seizing power, says TRNN contributor Jacqueline Luqman…

Natascha Elena Uhlmann (2019-04-16). Empowering Border Patrol To Make Asylum Decisions Drastically Increases Danger For Immigrants. shadowproof.com Department of Homeland Security is placing migrants in harms way with plans to task Border Patrol with facilitating the early stages of the asylum process.

Emily Early, Staff Attorney, Economic Justice Project (2019-04-16). What the Supreme Court ruling could mean for civil asset forfeiture. splcenter.org As the U.S. Supreme Court pointed out on Feb. 20, the constitutional clause that protects Americans from having to pay "excessive fines" traces its lineage to the Magna Carta, which set forth certain rights in England more than 800 years ago.

unitedEditor (2019-04-15). Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran. uwidata.com Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2019-04-13). NAACP President Responds to President Trump's Islamophobic Tweet. naacp.org NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, released the following statement in response to President Trump's Islamophobic tweet: "Trump's recent tweet invokes painful memories to promote his racist agenda. This is maddening but not surprising for a President whose presidential campaign and presidency has been based on hate, xenophobia, and bigotry. The President needs to realize that his …

susan_p (2019-04-13). John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history. greenleft.org.au The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Noam Chomsky: We Must Confront the "Ultranationalist, Reactionary" Movements Growing Across Globe. democracynow.org On Thursday night, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. He looked back at the rise of fascism in the 20th century and the growing ultranationalist movements of today, from Brazil and the United States to Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. democracynow.org Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

splcenter (2019-04-12). Weekend Read: Alabama's illegal – and deadly – prison system. splcenter.org We've been locked in a legal battle with the state of Alabama for the past five years over the sickening mistreatment of people in its prisons who have medical and mental health needs.

Nick R. Martin (2019-04-12). Four Things to Know About Next Week's 'Patriotism Over Socialism' Rally in Arizona. splcenter.org A U.S. congressman and the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party are both listed as speakers at an event that will also be attended by multiple hate groups.

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-04-12). Suspect in Church Burnings Influenced by 'Black Metal' Music, Police Say, But Not All Black Metal is the Same. splcenter.org Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old man accused of burning three historically black churches in Louisiana, was influenced by "black metal," police say — a music genre sometimes tied to organized hate.

pip.hinman (2019-04-12). Refugee rights activists take aim at Liberals in Corangamite. greenleft.org.au The Combined Refugee Action Group (CRAG) launched its campaign to highlight the cruel treatment of refugees in the country's most marginal electorate, Corangamite, on April 7. | #ChooseFairnessAndDecency, which was launched at the Barwon Heads Bridge, is asking voters to consider "fair" and "decent" policies for asylum seekers asking Australia for protection and a chance to rebuild their lives. | CRAG's decision to campaign in Corangamite is aimed at adding pressure on Liberal MP Sarah Henderson, who holds the seat by a margin of 0.03% after last year's redistribution. | CRAG will be distributing its policy compa…

pip.hinman (2019-04-12). Indian elections: the challenges of unseating a racist. greenleft.org.au Elections in India will take place from April 11 to May 23. Green Left Weekly's Susan Price spoke to Kavita Krishnan, a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI-ML) about their campaign to challenge Narendra Modi's far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. | In which seats is the CPI-ML fielding candidates? Are there opportunities for the left to coordinate efforts to defeat the BJP? | The CPI-ML is contesting 22 seats [across 10 states]: 4 in Bihar; 3 each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab; 2 each in West Bengal, Jharkand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu…

pip.hinman (2019-04-12). Single mother takes action against ParentsNext 'mission impossible'. greenleft.org.au Single mother of three Juanita McLaren lodged a complaint in the United Nations in March against the Australian government over its discrimination against single mothers. | McLaren is being supported by the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children which wants the parenting payments' scheme and the newly-introduced ParentsNext program to be held up to greater scrutiny. | Since 2012, single parents have been moved from the single parenting payment (now $384.25 a week) to the News…

unitedEditor (2019-04-11). Julian Assange arrested in London… who is still safe? uwidata.com Ecuadorian authorities revoked Julian Assange's asylum and then allowed police to arrest him inside the country's London embassy. The founder of WikiLeaks was detained inside the embassy on Thursday, with seven men dragging him out of the building and into police custody. The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa has already condemned current president Lenin …

Rann Miller (2019-04-11). Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance. progressive.org The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to "prior problem behavior."

Joe Tache (2019-04-10). BDS organizers say 'don't dance with apartheid' in Boston. liberationnews.org BDS organizers picket Israeli dance troupe.

Nick R. Martin (2019-04-10). Vicious Facebook Posts and the Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar. splcenter.org About three-and-a-half years ago, a man named Patrick Carlineo joined a brand-new Facebook group called "No Syrian refugees for NY."

splcenter (2019-04-10). Cuban men thrown into Louisiana prisons despite legal asylum requests. splcenter.org Suicide. Self-harm. Medical neglect. Isolated in segregation. Quarantined and left without legal counsel.

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-04-10). White Supremacist Chris Cantwell Takes Hiatus to Avoid 'Another Crying Nazi Moment'. splcenter.org Christopher Cantwell, a prolific white supremacist radio host, put his broadcasting work on hiatus, citing "serious personal problems" as the reason behind his decision in a post on his website.

splcenter (2019-04-09). SPLC launches digital initiative to promote honest discussion of Confederate history. splcenter.org The SPLC launched a digital initiative this month that seeks to correct the false narratives of the "Lost Cause" mythology, which idolizes people who fought against the United States in order to preserve slavery.

Rachel Domond, residente de Roxbury (2019-04-08). La violencia contra las mujeres negras: aprendiendo de feministas socialistas negras. liberationnews.org Solo mediante un movimiento socialista revolucionario anti-sexista, antirracista lograremos las mujeres negras nuestra liberación colectiva; °Un futuro libre de explotación y violencia!

splcenter (2019-04-08). Judge temporarily blocks Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico. splcenter.org A federal judge today ordered the Trump administration to immediately stop forcing asylum seekers to return to Mexico and wait there for their hearings in immigration court.

Brendan Joel Kelley (2019-04-07). White Professors of African Studies Targeted With Death Threats. splcenter.org Ten professors, who are white or presumed to be white, have received death threats from a black nationalist organization that accuses them of "desecrating the tombs of Gods and Goddesses."

Michael Edison Hayden, Intelligence Project (2019-04-05). Twitter locked me out of my account for reporting on extremists. splcenter.org Twitter temporarily suspended my account this week after I posted a tweet that opposed far-right extremism.

Frank Lara (2019-04-05). Trump visits Calexico. liberationnews.org Trump, anointed El Trompa by many of us Spanish-speakers, visited the small border town of Calexico, California April 5.

splcenter (2019-04-04). SPLC files claims against Trump administration on behalf of parents and children who suffered harm from family separation policy. splcenter.org Facing gang violence and extortion in Guatemala, J.V.S. and his 5-year-old daughter fled their home to seek refuge in the U.S.

2019-04-21: Social Media Postees

US militia hunting illegal migrants is cut from crowdfunding for 'promoting hate & discrimination'
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-21
The armed volunteer militia group, which has recently drawn much criticism and little praise for catching hundreds of suspected illegal migrants in New Mexico, has been abruptly cut from crowdfunding sites, for promoting violence. | …
rt.com/usa/457125-us-militia-crowdfundin…

Refuse Fascism Discussion and Organizing Meeting
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2019-04-21
Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/20/1882285…

Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-04-21
The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/20/1882286…

Bringing the Border Closer to Home, One Immersion Trip at a Time
Gary John Adler, Jr. | commondreams.org | 2019-04-20
Many if not most Americans have never crossed the U.S. border with Mexico by land or spent any time in that region.
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/20/bringi…

UK Among Worst In Europe For Press Freedom
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-20
On Saturday, a 'Reporters Without Borders' report published in The Independent ranked the U.K. 33rd for press freedom, behind South Africa and Latvia. It is one of the worst rankings for a European country with activists arguing that 'national security' is often used as a pretext to trample on the freedom of press. | RELATED: YouTube Censors Iranian Press, HispanTV, Press TV Targeted | There have been long running concerns about the concentration of media ownership in Britain. A 2015
telesurenglish.net/news/UK-Among-Worst-I…

Armed militia detaining asylum seekers at gunpoint along US-Mexico border
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
An armed militia calling itself the United Constitutional Patriots posted videos of its members detaining hundreds of migrants at the New Mexico border, in actions seemingly coordinated with the Border Patrol.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/…

Citizen's arrest or kidnapping? US militias told to stand down after catching 300+ migrants (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
US authorities are warning wannabe vigilantes against taking the law into their own hands after an armed militia group detained over 300 migrants earlier this week at the Mexican border in what they claimed was a citizen's arrest. | …
rt.com/usa/457051-militia-arrests-migran…

Vigilantes or patriots? FBI arrests head of militia rounding up illegal migrants at US border
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
Federal agents have detained the head of New Mexico's people's militia group, whose volunteer forces have 'helped' US border agents detain hundreds of illegal immigrants along the US-Mexico border, for illegal possession of arms. | …
rt.com/usa/457123-fbi-arrests-border-mil…

David North speaks on the threat of fascism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
North, the Chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, urged a meeting of students and workers at Wayne State University to build the Socialist Equality Party in order to fight against the threat of fascism and war.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/…

Protests force American Museum of Natural History to cancel event with Brazil's Bolsonaro
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
In face of fierce popular reaction, the ruling elites in New York have been forced to disassociate themselves from the fascistic Brazilian president.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/…

Weekend Read: Cuban asylum seekers detained in Louisiana
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-04-19
Every day, tens of thousands of immigrants are locked behind bars in the United States. Many are detained for months, even years, far from their loved ones and communities.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/20/weekend-re…

Arsonists Leave Fascist Symbols at the Highlander Center
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
The Highlander Center has been at the heart of civil rights, labor, and poor people's struggles in this country for the last 87 years. Some people see this arson as an act of war…
therealnews.com/stories/arsonists-leave-…

The Baltimore Uprising: Four Years Later
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
On Wednesday evening, Tawanda Jones stood with friends and family and told a crowd about her brother, Tyrone West, just as she has done every week since his death in July 2013. | She recounted how on July 18, 2013, West was stopped by Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers and Morgan State University police, pulled out of his car, grabbed, beaten, pepper-sprayed and tased–dead in police custody. | "That's what happened to my brother–modern day slavery, modern day lynching," Jones said. | Behind her, there used to be a Confederate statue–…
therealnews.com/columns/baltimore-uprisi…

I 70 Anni Della NATO: Quale Bilancio Storico? Uscire Dal Sistema Di Guerra, Ora
Pandora TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
Alcune immagini del Convegno internazionale "I 70 anni della NATO: quale bilancio storico? Uscire dal sistema di guerra, ora", svoltosi a Firenze il 7 aprile 2019. | FIRMA PER NO GUERRA NO NATO | Cliccandoci si va direttamente alla pagina su Change …
globalresearch.ca/i-70-anni-della-nato-q…

'God Bless America' singer banned over 'racist' 1930s songs
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-19
Once described as "imperishable emblem of America," Kate Smith has been blacklisted by two major sports teams and her recording of 'God Bless America' pulled, on grounds that two of her other 1930s songs were racist and offensive. | …
rt.com/usa/457040-god-bless-america-sing…

Stalking Mosques and Trading Information, Back Woods Survivalist Squad Merges Anti-Islam Fever With Militia Tactics
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-04-18
Back Woods Survivalist Squad (BWSS), a group of Patriot movement extremists, has been using Facebook to coordinate surveillance on mosques around the country, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/19/stalk…

Palestinians urge us all to boycott Puma — a 'proud sponsor of Israeli apartheid'
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
Thursday 18 April is sports giant Puma's annual general meeting. But while the company's directors and investors celebrate annual growth, a Twitter-storm is taking … | Read more Palestinians urge us all to boycott Puma — a 'proud sponsor of Israeli apartheid' | By Eliza Egret…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/18/palestinians-urge-us-all-to-boycott-puma-a-proud-sponsor-of-israeli-apartheid/

Outlets Denounced as 'Enemies of People' Still Promote Trump's Anti-Immigrant Narratives
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-04-18
by Joshua Cho If you keep up with all the various xenophobic "crises" and "threats" propagated by corporate media–depicting the United States as an overwhelmed nation, besieged by teeming swarms of scheming foreigners intent on stealing jobs and seizing scarce public benefits from across the southern border–you'll recall that the United States has apparently been …
fair.org/home/outlets-denounced-as-enemi…

'Borderland Citizenship' Could Bring Justice to Both Sides of Trump's Wall
Matthew Longo | thenation.com | 2019-04-18
Border dwellers in the US and Mexico are subject to two authorities. It's only fair to give them the cross-border rights and permissions to match.
thenation.com/article/border-citizenship…

What Have We Learned, 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide?
Mike Brand, Claude Gatebuke | thenation.com | 2019-04-17
What Have We Learned, 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide?
thenation.com/article/rwanda-genocide-pr…

There's No Such Thing as a Right Not to be Called a Nazi
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-04-17
Gavin McInnes' attempt to silence those who have every right to call him out for his bigoted views should fall flat. | For years, Gavin McInnes has spewed bigoted views on everything from race and religion to gender and immigration. He has described a transgender person as " hideous man who thinks he's a woman;" claimed that "Muslims can rape children with reckless abandon;" and argued that a Black man who is "mistaken for a homeles…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/theres-no-such…

National Republicans Bankrolled Lawyer for GOP Congressional Candidate Accused of Election Fraud
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-04-17
National Republicans picked up the tab for the legal defense of a North Carolina congressional candidate whose campaign illegally solicited and forged absentee ballots in the state's 9th District, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission. The attorney has been accused by the North Carolina State Board of Elections of improperly withholding documents that would help expose the fraud. | Financing the legal defense implicates national Republicans in the scandal, but it hasn't stopped them from exploiting it to push new voter suppression laws. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Hous…
theintercept.com/2019/04/17/national-rep…

Empowering Border Patrol To Make Asylum Decisions Drastically Increases Danger For Immigrants
Natascha Elena Uhlmann | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-16
Department of Homeland Security is placing migrants in harms way with plans to task Border Patrol with facilitating the early stages of the asylum process.
shadowproof.com/2019/04/16/empowering-bo…

What the Supreme Court ruling could mean for civil asset forfeiture
Emily Early, Staff Attorney, Economic Justice Project | splcenter.org | 2019-04-16
As the U.S. Supreme Court pointed out on Feb. 20, the constitutional clause that protects Americans from having to pay "excessive fines" traces its lineage to the Magna Carta, which set forth certain rights in England more than 800 years ago.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/16/what-supre…

Steve Miller and the Nationalist Takeover of the White House
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-16
We are in a battle to stop white supremacy from seizing power, says TRNN contributor Jacqueline Luqman…
therealnews.com/stories/steve-miller-and…

Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-15
Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …
uwidata.com/3093-assanges-arrest-sudan-c…

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak: One year since Lee Prison massacre that sparked nationwide strike
Jailhouse Lawyers Speak | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-15
This statement was issued by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, an organization of incarcerated activists fighting the brutal, racist prison system, to mark the one-year anniversary of the deaths of seven inmates at Lee Prison in South Carolina — an incident that led to the historic 2018 nationwide prison strike.
liberationnews.org/jailhouse-lawyers-spe…

NAACP President Responds to President Trump's Islamophobic Tweet
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2019-04-13
NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, released the following statement in response to President Trump's Islamophobic tweet: "Trump's recent tweet invokes painful memories to promote his racist agenda. This is maddening but not surprising for a President whose presidential campaign and presidency has been based on hate, xenophobia, and bigotry. The President needs to realize that his …
naacp.org/latest/naacp-president-respond…

John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-13
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…
greenleft.org.au/content/john-pilger-assange-arrest-warning-history

Noam Chomsky: We Must Confront the "Ultranationalist, Reactionary" Movements Growing Across Globe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-12
On Thursday night, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. He looked back at the rise of fascism in the 20th century and the growing ultranationalist movements of today, from Brazil and the United States to Israel and Saudi Arabia.
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/12/no…

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-12
Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/12/ch…

Weekend Read: Alabama's illegal – and deadly – prison system
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-04-12
We've been locked in a legal battle with the state of Alabama for the past five years over the sickening mistreatment of people in its prisons who have medical and mental health needs.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/13/weekend-re…

Four Things to Know About Next Week's 'Patriotism Over Socialism' Rally in Arizona
Nick R. Martin | splcenter.org | 2019-04-12
A U.S. congressman and the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party are both listed as speakers at an event that will also be attended by multiple hate groups.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/12/four-…

Suspect in Church Burnings Influenced by 'Black Metal' Music, Police Say, But Not All Black Metal is the Same
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-04-12
Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old man accused of burning three historically black churches in Louisiana, was influenced by "black metal," police say — a music genre sometimes tied to organized hate.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/12/suspe…

Refugee rights activists take aim at Liberals in Corangamite
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
The Combined Refugee Action Group (CRAG) launched its campaign to highlight the cruel treatment of refugees in the country's most marginal electorate, Corangamite, on April 7. | #ChooseFairnessAndDecency, which was launched at the Barwon Heads Bridge, is asking voters to consider "fair" and "decent" policies for asylum seekers asking Australia for protection and a chance to rebuild their lives. | CRAG's decision to campaign in Corangamite is aimed at adding pressure on Liberal MP Sarah Henderson, who holds the seat by a margin of 0.03% after last year's redistribution. | CRAG will be distributing its policy compa…
greenleft.org.au/content/refugee-rights-activists-take-aim-liberals-corangamite

Indian elections: the challenges of unseating a racist
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
Elections in India will take place from April 11 to May 23. Green Left Weekly's Susan Price spoke to Kavita Krishnan, a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI-ML) about their campaign to challenge Narendra Modi's far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. | In which seats is the CPI-ML fielding candidates? Are there opportunities for the left to coordinate efforts to defeat the BJP? | The CPI-ML is contesting 22 seats [across 10 states]: 4 in Bihar; 3 each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab; 2 each in West Bengal, Jharkand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu…
greenleft.org.au/content/indian-elections-challenges-unseating-racist

Single mother takes action against ParentsNext 'mission impossible'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
Single mother of three Juanita McLaren lodged a complaint in the United Nations in March against the Australian government over its discrimination against single mothers. | McLaren is being supported by the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children which wants the parenting payments' scheme and the newly-introduced ParentsNext program to be held up to greater scrutiny. | Since 2012, single parents have been moved from the single parenting payment (now $384.25 a week) to the News…
greenleft.org.au/content/single-mother-takes-action-against-parentsnext-mission-impossible

Julian Assange arrested in London… who is still safe?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-11
Ecuadorian authorities revoked Julian Assange's asylum and then allowed police to arrest him inside the country's London embassy. The founder of WikiLeaks was detained inside the embassy on Thursday, with seven men dragging him out of the building and into police custody. The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa has already condemned current president Lenin …
uwidata.com/3057-julian-assange-arrested…

Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2019-04-11
The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to "prior problem behavior."
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

Vicious Facebook Posts and the Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar
Nick R. Martin | splcenter.org | 2019-04-10
About three-and-a-half years ago, a man named Patrick Carlineo joined a brand-new Facebook group called "No Syrian refugees for NY."
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/10/vicio…

Cuban men thrown into Louisiana prisons despite legal asylum requests
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-04-10
Suicide. Self-harm. Medical neglect. Isolated in segregation. Quarantined and left without legal counsel.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/10/cuban-men-…

White Supremacist Chris Cantwell Takes Hiatus to Avoid 'Another Crying Nazi Moment'
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-04-10
Christopher Cantwell, a prolific white supremacist radio host, put his broadcasting work on hiatus, citing "serious personal problems" as the reason behind his decision in a post on his website.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/10/white…

BDS organizers say 'don't dance with apartheid' in Boston
Joe Tache | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-10
BDS organizers picket Israeli dance troupe.
liberationnews.org/bds-organizers-say-do…

SPLC launches digital initiative to promote honest discussion of Confederate history
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-04-09
The SPLC launched a digital initiative this month that seeks to correct the false narratives of the "Lost Cause" mythology, which idolizes people who fought against the United States in order to preserve slavery.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/09/splc-launc…

Judge temporarily blocks Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-04-08
A federal judge today ordered the Trump administration to immediately stop forcing asylum seekers to return to Mexico and wait there for their hearings in immigration court.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/08/judge-temp…

La violencia contra las mujeres negras: aprendiendo de feministas socialistas negras
Rachel Domond, residente de Roxbury | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-08
Solo mediante un movimiento socialista revolucionario anti-sexista, antirracista lograremos las mujeres negras nuestra liberación colectiva; °Un futuro libre de explotación y violencia!
liberationnews.org/la-violencia-contra-l…

White Professors of African Studies Targeted With Death Threats
Brendan Joel Kelley | splcenter.org | 2019-04-07
Ten professors, who are white or presumed to be white, have received death threats from a black nationalist organization that accuses them of "desecrating the tombs of Gods and Goddesses."
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/10/white…

Twitter locked me out of my account for reporting on extremists
Michael Edison Hayden, Intelligence Project | splcenter.org | 2019-04-05
Twitter temporarily suspended my account this week after I posted a tweet that opposed far-right extremism.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/05/twitter-lo…

Trump visits Calexico
Frank Lara | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-05
Trump, anointed El Trompa by many of us Spanish-speakers, visited the small border town of Calexico, California April 5.
liberationnews.org/trump-visits-calexico…

SPLC files claims against Trump administration on behalf of parents and children who suffered harm from family separation policy
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-04-04
Facing gang violence and extortion in Guatemala, J.V.S. and his 5-year-old daughter fled their home to seek refuge in the U.S.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/04/splc-files…