2020-09-19: News Headlines

Editor (2020-09-19). Stop repression of anti-racist organizers! Drop the charges! Justice for Elijah McClain! workers.org Workers World Party urgently endorses the call for solidarity with six anti-racist activists in Colorado who were arrested after leading mass mobilizations against the racist police murder of Elijah McClain. Four of those arrested are members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the Denver area. We want to . . . |

_____ (2020-09-19). September 21: 'We Are Many' Global Virtual Premiere. popularresistance.org On February 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before in their lives, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. | We Are Many is the never-before-told story of the largest demonstration in human history, and how the movement created by a small band of activists changed the world. Eight years in the making, filmed in seven countries, and including interviews with John Le Carre, Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Phyllis Bennis, Danny Glover, Mark Rylance, Richard Branson, Hans Blix and Ken Loach amongst others…

Editor (2020-09-18). WWP statement: Stop repression of anti-racist organizers! Drop the charges! Justice for Elijah McClain! workers.org Workers World Party urgently endorses the call for solidarity with six anti-racist activists in Colorado who were arrested after leading mass mobilizations against the racist police murder of Elijah McClain. Four of those arrested are members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the Denver area. We want to . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-18). "In US, those demanding justice are more criminalized than killer cops" peoplesdispatch.org Eugene Puryear looks at the arrests of Party of Socialism and Liberation activists in the context of the assault by the US establishment on protesters across the country, and calls it an attack on ideologies that resist the right-wing.

Medea Benjamin (2020-09-17). Gorgon Stare: A "persistent eye in the sky" may be coming to a City near you. mronline.org The military and the drone manufacturers, principally General Atomics, are arguing that the technology has advanced far enough that flying 79-ft. wingspan, six-ton drones over populated areas and alongside commercial air traffic is safe.

Medea Benjamin, Barry Summers (2020-09-17). A "Persistent Eye in the Sky" Coming to a City Near You? counterpunch.org "Gorgon Stare will be looking at a whole city, so there will be no way for the adversary to know what we're looking at, and we can see everything." That same persistent eye in the sky may soon be deployed over U.S. cities. At the time he made that comment about surveillance drones over Afghanistan,

Miko Peled (2020-09-17). Why Arab Leaders Are Suddenly Groveling at the Chance to Normalize Ties with Israel. mintpressnews.com Arab leaders understand that relations with Israel provide access to US Empire and all that comes with it, including much desired US-made weapons and other perks such as security and economic cooperation.

Amanda Yee (2020-09-17). Brooklyn supply drive honors legacy of community activists Donna & Nicholas Heyward, Sr. liberationnews.org Nicholas Heyward, Sr. became a vocal advocate against police brutality after NYPD officer Brian George shot and killed his 13-year old son, Nicholas Heyward, Jr. in 1994.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-17). Activists occupy Elbit Systems factory in UK. peoplesdispatch.org The factory of the Israeli weapon company Elbit Systems in Shenstone, UK, is under occupation by protesters belonging to Palestine Action. They have demanded the shut-down of all sites of Elbit Systems in the UK.

Fight Back (2020-09-17). Palestinians slam Arab regimes' 'normalization' with Zionist occupation. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On September 15, the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP) held a press conference to reject the charade that was happening the same day in Washington, DC, where the Trump administration was holding a signing ceremony for a 'peace' arrangement between Israel and both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. | CJP represents all of the major Palestinian organizations in Chicago. They spoke against the Arab regimes' 'normalization' with the Zionist Israeli enemy. Solidarity activists with the American Friends Service Committee and the Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy and othe…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-09-17). Housing Activists Make Plans to Fight Looming Mass Evictions. globalresearch.ca A recent moratorium issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a window of relief to millions facing evictions due to payment arrears on their rents and mortgages. | Perhaps as an election ploy by the current …

Ted Kelly (2020-09-16). Philadelphia houseless activists demand 'Housing now!'. workers.org As Philadelphia city officials and cops threaten eviction, hundreds of people come out to defend #HousingNow encampment, here Sept. 9. Philadelphia Sept. 14 — For over three months, "BLACK LIVES MATTER" was shouted in hand-painted white letters across a massive banner on 21st St. at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near . . . |

Gloria Rubac (2020-09-16). Houston lab OKs execution drug. workers.org Activists handed out fliers 'WANTED FOR MURDER' in front of execution drug lab in Houston, Sept. 11. Anti-death penalty activists have exposed and humiliated a Houston science lab found to have approved the purity of raw pentobarbital. Since only a small number of pharmaceutical companies are still allowing their drugs . . . |

Joe Gill (2020-09-16). Occupation of UK factory involved in Israeli drone manufacture enters third day. middleeasteye.net Occupation of UK factory involved in Israeli drone manufacture enters third day | A direct action group is pushing to end the UK's military complicity with Israel's human rights abuses

| Wed, 09/16/2020 – 11: 37 | Activists scaled the building at UAV Engines factory, where engines for Elbit Systems drones are built in Shenstone, near Birmingham (Palestine Action) | Direct action protests against Israel's…

Alex MacDonald (2020-09-16). 'Physical evidence' of killings presented at Syrian officials' trial in Germany. middleeasteye.net 'Physical evidence' of killings presented at Syrian officials' trial in Germany | Anwar Raslan and Eyad al-Gharib are on trial over alleged involvement in notorious Branch 251 intelligence unit | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 13: 54 | 'The Muted Demonstration', an installation by Syrian artist Khaled Barakeh, which consists of structures dressed in clothes that belong to Syrian activists, on sidelines of Ko…

Eds. (2020-09-16). CBC doubles down on erasing Palestine. mronline.org Activists are determined to hold the broadcaster to account for minimizing Palestine's national identity…

pip.hinman (2020-09-16). Activists ask Arch Insurance to back away from Adani. greenleft.org.au

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-16). Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni's prison term reduced but only by a year. peoplesdispatch.org The term of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who was earlier sentenced to three years in prison, has been reduced by a year. Activists and journalists condemned the ruling, demanding his freedom…

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer (2020-09-16). 'This Fight Is Not Over': Activists Help ICE Detainee Avoid Deportation Following Alleged Sterilization Procedure at Georgia Facility. commondreams.org Pauline Binam, a Cameroonian who has lived in the U.S. since the age of two, was detained at an ICE facility where her fallopian tubes were removed, allegedly without her consent. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

2020-09-18: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin (2020-09-17). Gorgon Stare: A "persistent eye in the sky" may be coming to a City near you. mronline.org The military and the drone manufacturers, principally General Atomics, are arguing that the technology has advanced far enough that flying 79-ft. wingspan, six-ton drones over populated areas and alongside commercial air traffic is safe.

Medea Benjamin, Barry Summers (2020-09-17). A "Persistent Eye in the Sky" Coming to a City Near You? counterpunch.org "Gorgon Stare will be looking at a whole city, so there will be no way for the adversary to know what we're looking at, and we can see everything." That same persistent eye in the sky may soon be deployed over U.S. cities. At the time he made that comment about surveillance drones over Afghanistan,

Miko Peled (2020-09-17). Why Arab Leaders Are Suddenly Groveling at the Chance to Normalize Ties with Israel. mintpressnews.com Arab leaders understand that relations with Israel provide access to US Empire and all that comes with it, including much desired US-made weapons and other perks such as security and economic cooperation.

Amanda Yee (2020-09-17). Brooklyn supply drive honors legacy of community activists Donna & Nicholas Heyward, Sr. liberationnews.org Nicholas Heyward, Sr. became a vocal advocate against police brutality after NYPD officer Brian George shot and killed his 13-year old son, Nicholas Heyward, Jr. in 1994.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-17). Activists occupy Elbit Systems factory in UK. peoplesdispatch.org The factory of the Israeli weapon company Elbit Systems in Shenstone, UK, is under occupation by protesters belonging to Palestine Action. They have demanded the shut-down of all sites of Elbit Systems in the UK.

Fight Back (2020-09-17). Palestinians slam Arab regimes' 'normalization' with Zionist occupation. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On September 15, the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP) held a press conference to reject the charade that was happening the same day in Washington, DC, where the Trump administration was holding a signing ceremony for a 'peace' arrangement between Israel and both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. | CJP represents all of the major Palestinian organizations in Chicago. They spoke against the Arab regimes' 'normalization' with the Zionist Israeli enemy. Solidarity activists with the American Friends Service Committee and the Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy and othe…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-09-17). Housing Activists Make Plans to Fight Looming Mass Evictions. globalresearch.ca A recent moratorium issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a window of relief to millions facing evictions due to payment arrears on their rents and mortgages. | Perhaps as an election ploy by the current …

Gloria Rubac (2020-09-16). Houston lab OKs execution drug. workers.org Activists handed out fliers 'WANTED FOR MURDER' in front of execution drug lab in Houston, Sept. 11. Anti-death penalty activists have exposed and humiliated a Houston science lab found to have approved the purity of raw pentobarbital. Since only a small number of pharmaceutical companies are still allowing their drugs . . . |

Alex MacDonald (2020-09-16). 'Physical evidence' of killings presented at Syrian officials' trial in Germany. middleeasteye.net 'Physical evidence' of killings presented at Syrian officials' trial in Germany | Anwar Raslan and Eyad al-Gharib are on trial over alleged involvement in notorious Branch 251 intelligence unit | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 13: 54 | 'The Muted Demonstration', an installation by Syrian artist Khaled Barakeh, which consists of structures dressed in clothes that belong to Syrian activists, on sidelines of Ko…

Joe Gill (2020-09-16). Occupation of UK factory involved in Israeli drone manufacture enters third day. middleeasteye.net Occupation of UK factory involved in Israeli drone manufacture enters third day | A direct action group is pushing to end the UK's military complicity with Israel's human rights abuses

| Wed, 09/16/2020 – 11: 37 | Activists scaled the building at UAV Engines factory, where engines for Elbit Systems drones are built in Shenstone, near Birmingham (Palestine Action) | Direct action protests against Israel's…

Ted Kelly (2020-09-16). Philadelphia houseless activists demand 'Housing now!'. workers.org As Philadelphia city officials and cops threaten eviction, hundreds of people come out to defend #HousingNow encampment, here Sept. 9. Philadelphia Sept. 14 — For over three months, "BLACK LIVES MATTER" was shouted in hand-painted white letters across a massive banner on 21st St. at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near . . . |

Eds. (2020-09-16). CBC doubles down on erasing Palestine. mronline.org Activists are determined to hold the broadcaster to account for minimizing Palestine's national identity…

pip.hinman (2020-09-16). Activists ask Arch Insurance to back away from Adani. greenleft.org.au

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-16). Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni's prison term reduced but only by a year. peoplesdispatch.org The term of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who was earlier sentenced to three years in prison, has been reduced by a year. Activists and journalists condemned the ruling, demanding his freedom…

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer (2020-09-16). 'This Fight Is Not Over': Activists Help ICE Detainee Avoid Deportation Following Alleged Sterilization Procedure at Georgia Facility. commondreams.org Pauline Binam, a Cameroonian who has lived in the U.S. since the age of two, was detained at an ICE facility where her fallopian tubes were removed, allegedly without her consent. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Medea Benjamin, Barry Summers (2020-09-15). A "Persistent Eye in the Sky" Coming to a City Near You? commondreams.org A general Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft arrives at RAF Fairford after completing the first transatlantic flight for such an aircraft, on July 11, 2018 in Gloucestershire, England. (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Thierry Meyssan (2020-09-15). Les USA au bord de la guerre civile. thealtworld.com Dans le présent article, l'auteur cherche à attirer notre attention sur un fait difficile à concevoir pour les Occidentaux : le peuple états-unien vit une crise de civilisation. Il est si profondément divisé que l'élection présidentielle ne vise pas seulement à élire un chef, mais à déterminer ce que doit être le pays (empire ou nation ?). Aucun des deux camps n'est capable d'accepter de perdre, tant et si bien que chacun pourrait avoir recours à la violence pour imposer son point de vue. | Alors que l'élection présidentielle approche aux États-Unis, le pays se divise en deux camps qui se soupàßonnent mutue…

_____ (2020-09-15). Inside The World Uyghur Congress. popularresistance.org In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government. | True or not, nearly everything that appears in Western media accounts of China's Uyghur Muslims is the product of a carefully conceived media campaign generated by an apparatus of right-wing, anti-communist Uyghur separatists funded and trained by the US government.

_____ (2020-09-15). On Its 27th Anniversary: Defeat Oslo, Confront Normalization, Escalate BDS. popularresistance.org The agreement signed on the White House lawn and the famous handshake of Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat was falsely billed as a promise of peace and hope for Palestinians, denied both for decades upon decades, but was in reality a program for continued and intensified colonization and the suppression of the Palestinian liberation struggle. The entire project of Oslo was always intended to intensify the repression, division and fragmentation of the Palestinian people, while imposing a Palestinian "security" framework over the Palestinian people struggling for their rights, for return and liberation.

Thierry Meyssan (2020-09-15). The USA on the brink of civil war. thealtworld.com

| In this article, the author seeks to draw our attention to a fact that is difficult for Westerners to conceive of: the American people are experiencing a crisis of civilization. They are so deeply divided that the presidential election is not just about electing a leader, but about determining what the country (empire or nation?) should be. Neither side is capable of accepting to lose, so much so that each could resort to violence to impose its point of view. | As the U.S. presidential election approaches, the country is divided into two camps that suspect each other of preparing a coup d'état. On one…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-15). India continues crackdown on activists, critics of govt. peoplesdispatch.org The investigation into the Delhi riots of February 2020, which led to the death of 53 people, has from the very beginning focused on critics of the government and activists who had organized anti-government protests earlier. On the other hand, right-wing leaders, including those of the ruling BJP, who made provocative speeches just ahead of the violence continue to roam free.

No Nukes Action (2020-09-15). On Tenth Year Of Fukushima, The Olympics & The Resignation Of Abe. indybay.org No Nukes Action hosts a panel with anti-nuclear activists, unionists and a journalist in Japan about the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Olympics and the resignation of Abe. It also presents a new videos from Fukushima tens years after the meltdowns.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Activists decry 'genocide' of China's Uighur Muslims. yenisafak.com Nearly two dozen activist groups said on Tuesday that crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place against Uighurs in China's remote Xinjiang region, where more than 1 million people are held in camps.There was no immediate response to the allegations by the Chinese foreign ministry, contacted by Reuters. China says the camps are vocational education and training centres as part of counter-terrorism and deradicalisation measures.The open letter signed by groups including the U.S.-based Uighur Human Rights Project and Genocide Watch calls on the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an investigati…