2019-09-20: News Headlines

Lee Hall (2019-09-20). Mayor Obedience Training, From the Pet Products Industry. counterpunch.org Mars Petcare US—purveyor of pet products including Whiskas Æ, Greenies‚Ñ¢, Sheba Æ, Cesar Æ, and Iams‚Ñ¢—is a division of the $35 billion Mars (M&Ms) chocolate empire. Mars chocolate is problematic in its own ways—serious ways—but today I focus on the corporation's pet fetish. Mars's 2019 BETTER CITIES FOR PETS‚Ñ¢ gimmick was announced at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Summer Meeting More

Staff (2019-09-20). Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor. therealnews.com Under a new law backed by Big Oil and passed in statehouses nationwide, Greenpeace USA activists face felony charges for the action. Texas is the second state to bring such charges under the "critical infrastructure" law…

John Feffer (2019-09-20). The Threat of Bolton Has Retreated, But Not the Threat of War. counterpunch.org John Bolton tried his best. The national security adviser entered the Trump administration as a predictable warmonger with an unslakable thirst for power. He streamlined the national security apparatus to maximize his access to the president. At least at first, he played the role of loyal adjutant to Trump. As in his days as an More

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-09-19). It's Time to Strike for the Climate. truthdig.com According to Bill McKibben, the internationally renowned climate activist, author and founder of 350.org, today's record-breaking hurricanes should not be labeled with such innocuous names as "Dorian" or "Maria." Rather, they should be named after Exxon Mobil, Chevron and BP—major fossil fuel corporations that have been the driving force behind global warming and the subsequent supercharged storms. | In an interview, the author of the new book, "Falter: Has the Human G…

Medea Benjamin (2019-09-19). Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel? globalresearch.ca On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia's oil production by half, from about ten million to five …

teleSUR, rb -EF (2019-09-19). Murdered Activist Marielle Franco Nominated For Sakharov Prize. telesurenglish.net Marielle Franco, a Brazilian human rights activist, is one of four Brazilian activists who were announced this Thursday as nominees for the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize 2019. | RELATED: | Brazil Won't Accept US$20 Million G7 Aid to Tackle Amazon Fire | The European Parliament (EP) Sakharov Prize is awarded every year to individuals and organizations that excel in the defense of human rights and fundamental freedoms. | This year, the list of nominees, which is proposed b…

teleSUR -EF (2019-09-19). Australia 'Sets Standard' as Thousands Join #ClimateStrike. telesurenglish.net With the United Nations Climate Action Summit set to begin next week in New York, millions of activists around the world have already begun massive demonstrations for the #climatestrike to take place Sept. 20-27. | RELATED: | Report Presents 10 Changes to Fight Climate Crisis | The demonstration, which begin Friday, are to demand that urgent actions be taken against global warming and the drastic climate change taking place across the globe. | The climate strike was inspired and orga…

John Feffer (2019-09-19). The threat of Bolton has receded — but not the threat of war. nationofchange.org The national security adviser entered the Trump administration as a predictable warmonger with an unslakable thirst for power. He streamlined the national security apparatus to maximize his access to the president. At least at first, he played the role of loyal adjutant to Trump. As in his days as an arms control official in the …

Dave Lindorff (2019-09-19). Why on Earth would the US go to war with Iran over an attack on Saudi oil refineries? nationofchange.org President Bone Spur, backed by his warmongering Secretary of State Mike "Armageddon" Pompeo, tweeted yesterday that the U.S. military is "locked and loaded," ready to attack (bomb) Iran if it can be proven that Iran was behind a drone bomb attack on Saudi Arabia's oil refineries. There are plenty of news media in the U.S. …

Staff (2019-09-19). Will Americans Let Trump Start a World War for Israel and Saudi Arabia? truthdig.com If we fail to speak out now, passionately and vociferously, we may learn it's too late to rein in our venal, warmongering ruling class.

Ilana Novick (2019-09-19). Trump Singles Out California's Homeless for Abuse. truthdig.com President Donald Trump, along with his father, Fred Trump, were the defendants in a 1973 lawsuit brought by the Justice Department, in which housing and civil rights activists laid bare the Trumps' practices of turning away black renters. "It was front-page news," The New York Times stated in 2016, "and for Donald, amounted to his debut in the public eye." | Now, the man who began his real estate career being sued for d…

United Nations (2019-09-19). UN human rights report shows rise in reprisals against activists, victims. un.org Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new report from the UN Human Rights Office reveals.

Amanda Mills (2019-09-19). Over 2000 scientists across the globe pledge to join tomorrow's climate strike. nationofchange.org The Global Climate Strike kicks off tomorrow and will continue until September 27th. Over 2000 scientists from 40 countries will be joining the world's youth climate activists as well as adults who are all demanding an end to the use of fossil fuels. What started off with a generation of school students raising their voices …

Staff (2019-09-19). Headlines for September 19, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Secretary of State Blames Iran for "Act of War" Against Saudi Oil Facility, WaPo: Whistleblower Reported "Troubling" Promise from Trump to Foreign Leader, Trump Names Robert O'Brien as Fourth National Security Adviser, U.S.-Backed Forces Kill 30 Afghan Civilians; Taliban Truck Bomb Kills 20, Thousands Fall Ill as Indonesian Fires Spread Toxic Haze, Thousands Lose Power as Hurricane Humberto Lashes Bermuda, Youth Activist Greta Thunberg to U.S. Lawmakers: Listen to Climate Scientists, University of California to Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies, Israeli Election Challenger Gantz Rejects Call to Join Netanyah…

SAMIR (2019-09-19). Boycott DGTL Tel Aviv Festival 2019. bdsmovement.net Boycott DGTL Tel Aviv Festival 2019: PACBI StatementDGTL Tel Aviv takes place atop the ruins of an ethnically cleansed Palestinian village | Cultural BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Medea Benjamin (2019-09-18). Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel? mintpressnews.com If the U.S. military, or Israel or Saudi Arabia, had a viable plan to attack Iran without triggering a wider war, they would have done so long ago.

patrick (2019-09-18). Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid. bdsmovement.net Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid.: Action AlertTell multinational corporations to stop investing in fossil fuels and in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. | Economic BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Medea Benjamin (2019-09-18). Would Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel? theantimedia.com If the U.S. military, or Israel or Saudi Arabia, had a viable plan to attack Iran without triggering a wider war, they would have done so long ago.

Fight Back (2019-09-18). Minnesota: Protesters demand Gov. Walz to divest from Elbit now. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – Over 40 people protested in front of the Governor's Residence Monday, September 16, to demand the divestment of Elbit Systems by the State of Minnesota. The protest, which was organized by the Anti-War Committee, is the latest action in their current campaign to demand the divestment of Elbit Systems from the state's public retirement fund. Currently the Minnesota State Board of Investments, which Governor Tim Walz chairs, holds $1.2 million, or approximately 10,000 shares, in Elbit Systems. | Elbit Systems is Israel's largest weapons company, which has been contracted by the U.S. Department o…

Staff (2019-09-18). "Beaten Down, Worked Up": Steven Greenhouse on the Past, Present and Future of American Labor. democracynow.org As UAW workers stand on picket lines across the country, teachers prepare to strike in Chicago, and thousands of healthcare workers with Kaiser Permanente plan to strike in October, we speak with longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, author of the new book "Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor." Among other issues, Greenhouse discusses how labor and climate activists are teaming up to push for a Green New Deal.

patrick (2019-09-18). Another German Court rules in favor of supporters of BDS Movement. bdsmovement.net Another German Court rules in favor of supporters of BDS Movement: In the NewsCourt orders City of Bonn to allow Women's Association to participate in festival, ruling their exclusion due to BDS support is "not even remotely justified." | Right To BoycottSeptember 18, 2019 | By: | | The European Legal Support Center

United Nations (2019-09-17). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak out on climate crisis. un.org A recap of Tuesday's top stories: Hope for justice in Myanmar rights violations; First major interview with new Assembly President; Youth activists want a platform in solving climate crisis; Five deaths every minute due to unsafe health care; Number of migrants outpacing world population growth.

Staff (2019-09-17). Naomi Klein: Greta Thunberg Is a "Prophetic Voice" in Fight for Climate Justice. democracynow.org Renowned activist, author and professor Naomi Klein discusses the importance of youth voices, including 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, in communicating the urgency of the climate justice movement. Klein's new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," addresses the necessity of structural change to combat rising global temperatures and climate injustices. Klein praises Greta for her "moral clarity" as one of many youth voices that "burst through the bureaucratic language with which we shield ourselves from the reality of the stakes, the extraordinary stakes, of our moment in h…

Staff (2019-09-17). Headlines for September 17, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Rejects Talks with U.S. Following Disputed Drone Attacks in Saudi Arabia, Israelis Head to Polls to Decide Netanyahu's Fate, Afghanistan: Blast Near Presidential Rally Kills Dozens Amid Mounting Violence, Massive Blackout Hits Four Central American Nations, 2 Italian Officials Indicted over Migrant Deaths from 2013 Shipwreck, 2019 Was Northern Hemisphere's Hottest Summer on Record, Autoworkers Continue Strike with Support from Dems, Environmental Activists, Manhattan DA Subpoenas Trump Tax Returns, Acting Intelligence Dir. Refused to Turn Over Whistleblower Complaint That Could Involve Trump, House Dems Inve…

susan_p (2019-09-17). Iran: Labour and student activists sentenced to more than 100 years. greenleft.org.au Workers rights Susan PriceIssue 1238 Iran Haft-Tappeh sugar mill workersSeptember 17, 2019Union leader Esmail Bakhshi, student and civil rights activist, Sepideh Gholian, and four activist journalists were sentenced to long prison sentences by the Iranian…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-16). Empires Are a Secret until They Start Falling. dissidentvoice.org In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when the United States Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy's predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire will fall much faster, losing world dominance by 2020. Much …

Staff (2019-09-16). Naomi Klein Says Climate Barbarism is Here. therealnews.com The author says she is energized by Greta Thunberg and other youth climate activists, the movement for a Green New Deal, and other struggles for systemic climate solutions, but her views on hope are complicated…

Marcus Nells (2019-09-16). U.S. war machine pushes the planet toward climate catastrophe. liberationnews.org Is a "green war machine" possible?

Fight Back (2019-09-16). Chicago elected officials to join human rights delegation to Philippines Consulate. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On September 16, community, civil rights, faith-based and peace activists will join 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 33rd Ward Alderman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez and State Representative Jaime Andrade (40th District) in a delegation to the Consulate General of the Philippines, 11: 00 a.m.,122 S. Michigan Avenue. | The delegation will deliver a letter to Consul General Gina Jamoralin with regards to Brandon Lee, an American citizen who was shot in Ifugao, Philippines. Lee is a human rights activist and a native of San Francisco. | Lee was attacked by suspected elements of the 54th Infantry Batt…

Staff (2019-09-15). Hydro-Quebec Ends Cyber-Security Agreement With Israel Electric Corporation. therealnews.com Lawyer John Philpot discusses BDS Quebec's campaign against cyber-cooperation between Hydro-Quebec and IEC…

Fred_F (2019-09-15). NSW police forced to apologise after strip searching activists. greenleft.org.au police Kerry SmithIssue 1238 Australia strip searches New South Wales SydneySeptember 15, 2019The Commander of the Inner West Police Area C…

Edward Hunt (2019-09-13). In the Pacific Islands, the Trump Administration Sees Empire, Ignores Climate Change. progressive.org The U.S. government views the islands as keys to controlling the Pacific and constraining the rise of China.

Staff (2019-09-13). Headlines for September 13, 2019. democracynow.org Ten Candidates Square Off in Third Democratic Presidential Debate, Greenpeace Activists Rappel Off Houston Bridge, Halting Oil Shipments, 2.2 Million Somalis At Risk of Starvation Amid Massive Drought, 7 Million People Displaced by Extreme Weather in First Half of 2019, House Votes to Block Drilling in Alaskan Wildlife Refuge as Trump Admin Readies Lease Sales, New York Schools Won't Penalize Students Who Join Climate Strike, Trump Admin Repeals Rule Protecting Drinking Water of 100+ Million, Trump Admin Allows Michigan Trophy Hunter to Import Body Parts of Endangered Rhino, House Committee Opens Impeachment Proc…

Kaleigh O'Keefe and Dru Maxcy (2019-09-09). VIDEO: Boston activists denounce Mayor over "Straight Pride" police riot, join UNITE HERE picket line. liberationnews.org The aptly named "Shame on Marty Walsh" rally was called by a developing coalition of community organizers and activists demanding that all charges against the counter-protesters be dropped, the resignation of Boston Police Department Captain John Danilecki and Judge Thomas Horgan and an end to the militarized violence targeting Black and Brown communities.

Intelligence Report Staff (2019-09-03). Spurned & Burned: Anti-Muslim Extremists Rebuff Prominent Chapter Leader. splcenter.org Images of the World Trade Center in flames exposed a schism between a notable hate group's activists and its aspirations, leading to a prominent member's resignation.

PACBI (2019-08-28). Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid: UpdateFilmmakers denounce "Close up," a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. | Cultural BoycottAugust 28, 2019 | B…

PACBI (2019-08-26). Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project. bdsmovement.net Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project: In the NewsLeonidas Kioussis
| Catherine COLOMB-NANCY
| (EuropeAid Co-Operation Office of the European Commission)
| Rosamaria Gili
| (European Commission Delegation in Morocco) Cultural BoycottFebruary 16, 2006 | By: | | Israeli filmmakers, producers, scholars and artists

TeleSur English (2019-08-26). Venezuela: Major Gas Explosion Called Act of 'Sabotage'. venezuelanalysis.com Government spokespersons have blamed opposition activists from First Justice Party.

SAMIR (2019-08-15). The BDS movement calls to boycott three anti-Palestinian German clubs. bdsmovement.net The BDS movement calls to boycott three anti-Palestinian German clubs: PACBI StatementConne Island, Golden Pudel and : //about blank are complicit in Israel's oppression of Palestinians | Cultural Boycott Right To BoycottAugust 15, 2019…

2019-09-20: Social Media Postees

The Threat of Bolton Has Retreated, But Not the Threat of War
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
John Bolton tried his best. The national security adviser entered the Trump administration as a predictable warmonger with an unslakable thirst for power. He streamlined the national security apparatus to maximize his access to the president. At least at first, he played the role of loyal adjutant to Trump. As in his days as an…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/20/the-threat-of-bolton-has-retreated-but-not-the-threat-of-war/

Mayor Obedience Training, From the Pet Products Industry
Lee Hall | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Mars Petcare US–purveyor of pet products including Whiskas Æ, Greenies‚Ñ¢, Sheba Æ, Cesar Æ, and Iams‚Ñ¢–is a division of the $35 billion Mars (M&Ms) chocolate empire. Mars chocolate is problematic in its own ways–serious ways–but today I focus on the corporation's pet fetish. Mars's 2019 BETTER CITIES FOR PETS‚Ñ¢ gimmick was announced at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Summer Meeting…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/20/mayor-obedience-training-from-the-pet-products-industry/

Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-20
Under a new law backed by Big Oil and passed in statehouses nationwide, Greenpeace USA activists face felony charges for the action. Texas is the second state to bring such charges under the "critical infrastructure" law…
therealnews.com/stories/activists-face-felony-charges-for-blocking-houston-oil-tanker-corridor

Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-19
On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia's oil production by half, from about ten million to five …
globalresearch.ca/will-americans-let-trump-start-world-war-iii-saudi-arabia-israel/5689628

Boycott DGTL Tel Aviv Festival 2019
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-19
Boycott DGTL Tel Aviv Festival 2019: PACBI StatementDGTL Tel Aviv takes place atop the ruins of an ethnically cleansed Palestinian village | Cultural BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
bdsmovement.net/boycott-DGTL

Australia 'Sets Standard' as Thousands Join #ClimateStrike
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-19
With the United Nations Climate Action Summit set to begin next week in New York, millions of activists around the world have already begun massive demonstrations for the #climatestrike to take place Sept. 20-27. | RELATED: | Report Presents 10 Changes to Fight Climate Crisis | The demonstration, which begin Friday, are to demand that urgent actions be taken against global warming and the drastic climate change taking place across the globe. | The climate strike was inspired and orga…
telesurenglish.net/news/Australia-Sets-Standard-as-Thousands-Join-ClimateStrike-20190919-0022.html

Murdered Activist Marielle Franco Nominated For Sakharov Prize
teleSUR, rb -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-19
Marielle Franco, a Brazilian human rights activist, is one of four Brazilian activists who were announced this Thursday as nominees for the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize 2019. | RELATED: | Brazil Won't Accept US$20 Million G7 Aid to Tackle Amazon Fire | The European Parliament (EP) Sakharov Prize is awarded every year to individuals and organizations that excel in the defense of human rights and fundamental freedoms. | This year, the list of nominees, which is proposed b…
telesurenglish.net/news/Murdered-Activist-Marielle-Franco-Nominated-For-Sakharov-Prize-20190919-0023.html

Will Americans Let Trump Start a World War for Israel and Saudi Arabia?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-19
If we fail to speak out now, passionately and vociferously, we may learn it's too late to rein in our venal, warmongering ruling class.
truthdig.com/articles/will-americans-let-trump-start-world-war-iii-for-israel-and-saudi-arabia/

Why on Earth would the US go to war with Iran over an attack on Saudi oil refineries?
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-19
President Bone Spur, backed by his warmongering Secretary of State Mike "Armageddon" Pompeo, tweeted yesterday that the U.S. military is "locked and loaded," ready to attack (bomb) Iran if it can be proven that Iran was behind a drone bomb attack on Saudi Arabia's oil refineries. There are plenty of news media in the U.S. …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/19/why-on-earth-would-the-us-go-to-war-with-iran-over-an-attack-on-saudi-oil-refineries/

The threat of Bolton has receded — but not the threat of war
John Feffer | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-19
The national security adviser entered the Trump administration as a predictable warmonger with an unslakable thirst for power. He streamlined the national security apparatus to maximize his access to the president. At least at first, he played the role of loyal adjutant to Trump. As in his days as an arms control official in the …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/19/the-threat-of-bolton-has-receded-but-not-the-threat-of-war/

Trump Singles Out California's Homeless for Abuse
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-09-19
President Donald Trump, along with his father, Fred Trump, were the defendants in a 1973 lawsuit brought by the Justice Department, in which housing and civil rights activists laid bare the Trumps' practices of turning away black renters. "It was front-page news," The New York Times stated in 2016, "and for Donald, amounted to his debut in the public eye." | Now, the man who began his real estate career being sued for d…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-blames-pollution-on-californias-homeless/

Over 2000 scientists across the globe pledge to join tomorrow's climate strike
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-19
The Global Climate Strike kicks off tomorrow and will continue until September 27th. Over 2000 scientists from 40 countries will be joining the world's youth climate activists as well as adults who are all demanding an end to the use of fossil fuels. What started off with a generation of school students raising their voices …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/19/over-2000-scientists-across-the-globe-pledge-to-join-tomorrows-climate-strike/

UN human rights report shows rise in reprisals against activists, victims
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-19
Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new report from the UN Human Rights Office reveals.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046832

Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-18
If the U.S. military, or Israel or Saudi Arabia, had a viable plan to attack Iran without triggering a wider war, they would have done so long ago.
mintpressnews.com/will-americans-let-trump-start-war-iran-saudi-arabia-israel/261927/

Would Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?
Medea Benjamin | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-18
If the U.S. military, or Israel or Saudi Arabia, had a viable plan to attack Iran without triggering a wider war, they would have done so long ago.

Would Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?

Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-18
Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid.: Action AlertTell multinational corporations to stop investing in fossil fuels and in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. | Economic BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/join-global-climate-strike-oppose-israels-climate-apartheid

Another German Court rules in favor of supporters of BDS Movement
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-18
Another German Court rules in favor of supporters of BDS Movement: In the NewsCourt orders City of Bonn to allow Women's Association to participate in festival, ruling their exclusion due to BDS support is "not even remotely justified." | Right To BoycottSeptember 18, 2019 | By: | | The European Legal Support Center …
bdsmovement.net/news/another-german-court-rules-favor-supporters-bds-movement

Minnesota: Protesters demand Gov. Walz to divest from Elbit now
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-18
St. Paul, MN – Over 40 people protested in front of the Governor's Residence Monday, September 16, to demand the divestment of Elbit Systems by the State of Minnesota. The protest, which was organized by the Anti-War Committee, is the latest action in their current campaign to demand the divestment of Elbit Systems from the state's public retirement fund. Currently the Minnesota State Board of Investments, which Governor Tim Walz chairs, holds $1.2 million, or approximately 10,000 shares, in Elbit Systems. | Elbit Systems is Israel's largest weapons company, which has been contracted by the U.S. Department o…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/17/minnesota-protesters-demand-gov-walz-divest-elbit-now

"Beaten Down, Worked Up": Steven Greenhouse on the Past, Present and Future of American Labor
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-18
As UAW workers stand on picket lines across the country, teachers prepare to strike in Chicago, and thousands of healthcare workers with Kaiser Permanente plan to strike in October, we speak with longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, author of the new book "Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor." Among other issues, Greenhouse discusses how labor and climate activists are teaming up to push for a Green New Deal.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/18/steven_greenhouse_past_future_american_labor

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak out on climate crisis
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-17
A recap of Tuesday's top stories: Hope for justice in Myanmar rights violations; First major interview with new Assembly President; Youth activists want a platform in solving climate crisis; Five deaths every minute due to unsafe health care; Number of migrants outpacing world population growth.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046612

Naomi Klein: Greta Thunberg Is a "Prophetic Voice" in Fight for Climate Justice
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-17
Renowned activist, author and professor Naomi Klein discusses the importance of youth voices, including 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, in communicating the urgency of the climate justice movement. Klein's new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," addresses the necessity of structural change to combat rising global temperatures and climate injustices. Klein praises Greta for her "moral clarity" as one of many youth voices that "burst through the bureaucratic language with which we shield ourselves from the reality of the stakes, the extraordinary stakes, of our moment in h…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/17/naomi_klein_greta_thunberg_youth_activists

Iran: Labour and student activists sentenced to more than 100 years
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-17
Workers rights Susan PriceIssue 1238 Iran Haft-Tappeh sugar mill workersSeptember 17, 2019Union leader Esmail Bakhshi, student and civil rights activist, Sepideh Gholian, and four activist journalists were sentenced to long prison sentences by the Iranian…
greenleft.org.au/content/iran-labour-and-student-activists-sentenced-more-100-years

Chicago elected officials to join human rights delegation to Philippines Consulate
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-16
Chicago, IL – On September 16, community, civil rights, faith-based and peace activists will join 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 33rd Ward Alderman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez and State Representative Jaime Andrade (40th District) in a delegation to the Consulate General of the Philippines, 11: 00 a.m.,122 S. Michigan Avenue. | The delegation will deliver a letter to Consul General Gina Jamoralin with regards to Brandon Lee, an American citizen who was shot in Ifugao, Philippines. Lee is a human rights activist and a native of San Francisco. | Lee was attacked by suspected elements of the 54th Infantry Batt…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/15/chicago-elected-officials-join-human-rights-delegation-philippines-consulate

U.S. war machine pushes the planet toward climate catastrophe
Marcus Nells | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-16
Is a "green war machine" possible?
liberationnews.org/the-u-s-war-machine-global-enforcer-of-business-as-usual/

Empires Are a Secret until They Start Falling
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when the United States Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy's predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire will fall much faster, losing world dominance by 2020. Much …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/empires-are-a-secret-until-they-start-falling/

Naomi Klein Says Climate Barbarism is Here
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-16
The author says she is energized by Greta Thunberg and other youth climate activists, the movement for a Green New Deal, and other struggles for systemic climate solutions, but her views on hope are complicated…
therealnews.com/columns/naomi-klein-says-climate-barbarism-is-here

Hydro-Quebec Ends Cyber-Security Agreement With Israel Electric Corporation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-15
Lawyer John Philpot discusses BDS Quebec's campaign against cyber-cooperation between Hydro-Quebec and IEC…
therealnews.com/stories/hydro-quebec-ends-cyber-security-agreement-with-israel-electric-corporation

NSW police forced to apologise after strip searching activists
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-15
police Kerry SmithIssue 1238 Australia strip searches New South Wales SydneySeptember 15, 2019The Commander of the Inner West Police Area C…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-police-forced-apologise-after-strip-searching-activists

In the Pacific Islands, the Trump Administration Sees Empire, Ignores Climate Change
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2019-09-13
The U.S. government views the islands as keys to controlling the Pacific and constraining the rise of China.
progressive.org/dispatches/pacific-islands-trump-empire-climate-change-hunt-190913/

VIDEO: Boston activists denounce Mayor over "Straight Pride" police riot, join UNITE HERE picket line
Kaleigh O'Keefe and Dru Maxcy | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-09
The aptly named "Shame on Marty Walsh" rally was called by a developing coalition of community organizers and activists demanding that all charges against the counter-protesters be dropped, the resignation of Boston Police Department Captain John Danilecki and Judge Thomas Horgan and an end to the militarized violence targeting Black and Brown communities.
liberationnews.org/video-boston-activists-denounce-mayor-over-straight-pride-police-riot-join-unite-here-picket-line/

Spurned & Burned: Anti-Muslim Extremists Rebuff Prominent Chapter Leader
Intelligence Report Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Images of the World Trade Center in flames exposed a schism between a notable hate group's activists and its aspirations, leading to a prominent member's resignation.
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Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-28
Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid: UpdateFilmmakers denounce "Close up," a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. | Cultural BoycottAugust 28, 2019 | B…
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Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-26
Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project: In the NewsLeonidas Kioussis | Catherine COLOMB-NANCY | (EuropeAid Co-Operation Office of the European Commission) | Rosamaria Gili | (European Commission Delegation in Morocco) Cultural BoycottFebruary 16, 2006 | By: | | Israeli filmmakers, producers, scholars and artists …
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Venezuela: Major Gas Explosion Called Act of 'Sabotage'
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-26
Government spokespersons have blamed opposition activists from First Justice Party.
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