Monthly Archives: July 2019

2019-07-31: News Headlines

Makasi Motema (2019-07-31). Puerto Rico strike: Twelve days rattle the empire. workers.org Thousands crowded in front of the governor's mansion — La Fortaleza — as riot cops, armed to the teeth, locked shields. "The Fortress" was under siege. Here and there, the night sky was aglow with the amber light of distant flames. For 12 days, protesters stormed barricades and braved fusillades . . . | Continue reading Puerto Rico strike: Twelve days rattle the empire at Workers.org

Thomas Hon Wing Polin (2019-07-31). Hong Kong's Crisis as Microcosm of the World's Future. counterpunch.org Hong Kong, with its Sino-Western heritage, lies on the fault line of the intensifying confrontation between the Western Empire and China. The conflict is likely to be the defining international affair of our time. That's a fundamental reason the former British colony and current Chinese special administrative region has been wracked by turmoil the past More

Staff (2019-07-31). Headlines for July 31, 2019. democracynow.org Sens. Sanders and Warren Tout Progressive Vision for 2020 as 2nd Democratic Debate Kicks Off, Detroit Activists Call on 2020 Dems to Tackle Pollution, Implement Green New Deal, North Korea Launches 2nd Ballistic Missile Test in Under a Week, 130 Hunger-Striking Prisoners in Egypt Decry Inhumane Treatment, Senators Question DOD Nominee John Hyten over Sexual Assault Accusations, Virginia Delegate Protests Trump Speech: "You Can't Send Us Back!", House Report Says Trump Adviser Ran Campaign Speech by UEA, Saudi Officials, California Bill Requires Presidential Candidates to Disclose 5 Years of Tax Returns, 2 Chicago…

Eds. (2019-07-31). Why Karl Marx was right about capitalism. mronline.org From the moment Karl Marx put pen to paper, pro-capitalist political commentators and academics have attempted to bury his ideas. But successive generations of political activists have continually turned to Marx's ideas, from the best working class fighters who joined the various communist and socialist parties in the early 20th century to the student radicals […] | Source

Gloria Rubac (2019-07-31). Houston F.I.R.E protests Greyhound-ICE connection. workers.org After quickly and quietly giving out "Know Your Rights" leaflets to every passenger in the Greyhound waiting room here on July 27, and before security could figure out what was happening, activists walked out of the station and set up a picket line outside the terminal where they held a . . . | Continue reading Houston F.I.R.E protests Greyhound-ICE connection at Workers.org

Kenneth Surin (2019-07-31). The Way Forward in Hong Kong. counterpunch.org I am in Hong Kong, never having been there before. But having been to mainland China several times a year in the past decade, the urge to draw comparisons is irresistible. Of course, unlike the mainland which never was a part of the British empire, the vestiges of Hong Kong's colonial past are everywhere—from the More

teleSUR (2019-07-31). Maduro Personally Thanks Embassy Protection Collective From US. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro reiterated Tuesday his gratitude to United States' activists who were members of the Protection Collective of Venezuela's embassy in Washington. | RELATED: | Presidents of Venezuela and Cuba Close 25th Sao Paulo Forum | "Our gratitude and eternal recognition to the Protection Collective of our diplomatic headquarters in Washington. Their performance reflects high morals for the defense of the dignity and sovereignty of the Venezuelan people," t…

teleSUR (2019-07-31). Videos of Chinese 'Crackdown' in Hong Kong Are Fake: AFP. telesurenglish.net A fact-check investigation by AFP published Tuesday has debunked a number of images and videos purporting to show repression carried out by Chinese troops in Hong Kong. These images were circulated widely on social media, some of them being viewed over a million times, yet many were fake or old. | Different country: | | These are images from a video, posted by opposition activists in Hong Kong, claiming to be the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA…

Patrick Cockburn (2019-07-31). A "No Deal" Brexit Would Spark an Economic Cold War with the EU. counterpunch.org Bluff was a central feature of British power even when the British empire covered a large part of the globe. A story illustrating this tells of a royal navy captain who was sent with a small ship to the far east to force a defiant local ruler to obey some orders issued by the British More

Staff (2019-07-30). Headlines for July 30, 2019. democracynow.org Gilroy, CA Shooter Touted White Supremacist Text, Posted Racist Content Before Massacre, Trump Renews Attacks on Rep. Cummings, Lashes Out at Al Sharpton, Senate Fails to Override Trump Vetoes on Bills Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Air Raids Kill At Least 10 in Northern Yemen, 5 Teenage Students Killed by Security Forces in Sudan, Brazil: At Least 57 Killed in Prison Riot, 164 Environmental Activists Killed in 2018, Indigenous Activists Protest Real Estate Development in New Zealand, Greenland's Ice Sheet at Risk of Record Melting, CNN and MSNBC to Host Climate Crisis-Centered Events, Kamala Harris R…

Thomas Knapp (2019-07-30). American Politicians Use Jews as Pawns to Excuse Their Meddling in Israeli Elections. counterpunch.org On July 23, the US House of Representatives passed (the vote went 398-17, with five voting "present") a resolution condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. The resolution was an outrageous condemnation of the freely chosen economic actions of millions of Americans. Worse, that condemnation was made on the express behalf of not just More

Whitney Webb (2019-07-30). How a Small Group of Pro-Israel Activists Blacklisted MintPress on Wikipedia. mintpressnews.com For over ten years, Wikipedia has been a key focus of right-leaning, pro-Israel groups that have effectively weaponized the online encyclopedia as a means of controlling the narrative when it comes to the state of Israel's more than 50-year-long military occupation of Palestine.

Alleen Brown (2019-07-30). More Than 160 Environmental Defenders Were Killed in 2018, and Many Others Labeled Terrorists and Criminals. theintercept.com Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, was disturbed to learn that her name had been included on a list of "terrorists" allegedly affiliated with the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army. | Authoritarian President Rodrigo Duterte had imposed martial law on the island of Mindanao in May 2017, when ISIS sympathizers attacked the predominantly Muslim city Marawi. By October, ISIS had been ousted, but martial law remained in p…

Ed Sykes (2019-07-30). Corbyn joins protesters in Lancashire, pledging fracking ban and 'green industrial revolution'. thecanary.co On 30 July, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn continued his tour around Britain by meeting protesters at the gates of a shale gas exploration site in Lancashire. Speaking to around a hundred activists at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool, Corbyn promised that his party will ban fracking and launch a "green industrial revolution" if it wins the next general election.The site is the UK's only shale…

SAMIR (2019-07-30). Boycott Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019. bdsmovement.net Boycott Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019: PACBI StatementPalestinians call for the boycott of Pop-Kultur Berlin festival, until it ends its partnership with Israel | Cultural BoycottJuly 30, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

teleSUR (2019-07-30). One Sector Blocks Peace in Colombia: Ex-FARC Guerrilla Leader. telesurenglish.net Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londoño, the leader of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group, said in an interview with EFE that one economic power sector was blocking the peace achieved after half a century of war in Colombia. | RELATED: | Colombian Social Leader Shot a Day After Global March Against Activists' Killings | Despite signing the peace agreement on Nov. 24, 2016, he said it did not achieve "a complete peace and, unfortunately, there still…

commondreams (2019-07-30). Net Neutrality Activists Demand AT&T-owned CNN ask 2020 Candidates Where They Stand on an Open Internet. commondreams.org ______________________________…

teleSUR (2019-07-30). Greece: Students Protest to Keep Universities Police Free. telesurenglish.net Greek students are protesting against a proposal to scrap academic sanctuary, a law that was designed to protect protesting students and freedom of ideas but which the new government says is used as a cover for lawlessness. | RELATED: | Greece: Refugees, Activists on Alert Amid New Migration Acts | A couple of thousand students marched through Athens against repealing asylum last week. "I personally believe the free movement of ideas means that no institution of the state can inter…

teleSUR (2019-07-30). More Than Three Eco-Activists Killed Every Week in 2018: Study. telesurenglish.net While calls to save the planet are growing every day, the people who fight to protect their lands and the environment are being silenced. In 2018, on average three environmental defenders were murdered each week, according to a study published Monday by the international human rights group Global Witness. | RELATED: | Peru: Protestors Demand Definitive End of Open-Pit Mining Project | More than 160 land an…

Fred_F (2019-07-30). Protests demand: 'Lift the sanctions on Venezuela!'. greenleft.org.au A rally was held outside the United States Consulate in Martin Place on July 27 to condemn the US government's campaign to overthrow the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro through illegal sanctions and threats of military intervention. | Rally chairperson Coral Wynter read out an open letter released that day, signed by 45 academics, unionists, journalists and solidarity activists, among others, calling on the Australian government to: reverse its recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as "interim presiden…

Staff (2019-07-30). House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals the Power and Limits of the Israeli Lobby. therealnews.com The defense of Palestinian rights has become more acceptable and accusations of anti-Semitism have become more sparing in the mainstream media, despite the House's recent resolution against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, says IPS's Phyllis Bennis…

CP Editor (2019-07-30). House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals the Power and Limits of the Israeli Lobby. counterpunch.org

Paul Dobson (2019-07-29). Sao Paulo Forum Voices Solidarity with Venezuela, Rejects US Warmongering. venezuelanalysis.com The host of delegates from around the world likewise expressed support for leftist movements in Latin America.

Staff (2019-07-29). Mass Protests in Colombia and Abroad Decry Killings of 500 Activists Since Peace Accords. democracynow.org Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets on Friday in more than 50 cities and towns across Colombia to protest a surge of lethal attacks on indigenous, Afro-Colombian and environmental leaders in recent years. Solidarity marches were held in dozens of cities around the world, from Mexico City to Athens. In 2016, the Colombian government and FARC rebels signed a historic peace accord to move the country forward after a half-century of armed conflict. But since then, nearly 500 human rights activists, many from the Afro-Colombian community, have been killed, targeted for their work combating illegal m…

Eds. (2019-07-29). In victory for activists, Vancouver city council votes against adopting IHRA antisemitism definition. mronline.org The City of Vancouver, Canada might seem to be an odd place for a battle over the IHRA definition of antisemitism. But that is exactly what happened in the last week, and it all concluded with a temporary victory for free speech, human rights and common sense. | Source

Omar Barghouti (2019-07-29). Why Americans Should Support BDS. thenation.com Why Americans Should Support BDS…

Aaron Maté (2019-07-29). Progressive Democrats vote against BDS, Palestinian rights. thegrayzone.com House Democrats, including key progressives, have passed a measure condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS). Why are Reps….

Phyllis Bennis (2019-07-29). What the House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals About the Palestine Solidarity Movement. thenation.com What the House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals About the Palestine Solidarity Movement…

Fred_F (2019-07-29). Venezuela: Massacre of revolutionary activists in Barinas. greenleft.org.au The following statement was released by the Bolívar and Zamora Revolutionary Current (CRBZ) on July 28, translated by Pedro Alvarez. | *** | The Bolívar and Zamora Revolutionary Current, and the Hugo Chávez Popular Defence Brigades (BDPHC), want to denounce to the country and the world the murder of six comrades of our movement by an as yet unidentified armed group, presumably mercenaries paid by sections of the local right-wing landowners. | The murdered comrades were: Eudes Yorkley Rojas, ID 17357016; Manuel J. Cordero, ID 27628648; Alexi Ontiveros Mora, ID 26928273; Eudes Rojas Peña, ID 2051746; Kevin Navas Ro…

Eds. (2019-07-29). War, empire and racism in the Anthropocene. mronline.org War is, perhaps, the most visible surface-symptom of the Anthropocene's defining feature. | Source

Josmar Trujillo (2019-07-26). The 'Total Anarchy' of Wet Cops. fair.org by Josmar Trujillo "Total Anarchy": The headline has changed, but the tweet remains (Twitter, 7/22/19). | The family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island father infamously choked to death by a New York City cop in 2014 (Extra!, 1—2/15), was told last week by the Justice Department that charges would not be brought against that officer. Family members and activists responded with fury, mostly aimed at Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose refusal to fire the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, allo…

Kei Pritsker and Morgan Artyukhina (2019-07-25). 'No one is safe under Duterte:' Progressive Filipinos seek President's ouster, end of US support for regime. liberationnews.org Hundreds of Filipino activists and their supporters descended on Washington, D.C. on July 22 to demand that the United States end its support for the administration and military of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is waging three brutal wars against the peoples of the archipelago that have killed over 30,000 people.

pip.hinman (2019-07-25). Nationwide protests say: 'Six years too long'. greenleft.org.au Thousands of refugee rights activists, in more than 20 protests around the country, filled streets chanting "Six years too long, bring them here" on July 20. | The rallies marked six years since Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd decided that no one who sought asylum via boat would be granted it. Rudd's decision on July 19, 2013 was an act of political expediency designed to outflank the Coalition from the right on refugee policy in the lead up to the federal elections that year. | Since then, at least a dozen people have died in offshore detention. Numerous people have attempted suicide. | About 800 people are stil…

Staff (2019-07-24). The Young Lords: Exploring the Legacy of the Radical Puerto Rican Activist Group 50 Years Later. democracynow.org Fifty years ago this week, a group of young radical Puerto Ricans took to the streets of New York City to announce the formation of the New York chapter of the Young Lords. Formed in the same radical tradition of the Black Panther Party, the activists soon became a force in the community that inspired people around the nation. The Young Lords occupied churches and hospitals to offer services to the community, and educated people about Puerto Rican culture and history. They called for self-determination for all Puerto Ricans, independence for the island of Puerto Rico, community control of institutions and land, f…

Aída Chávez (2019-07-24). Activists Camped at Hawaii's Mauna Kea Face Government Opposition as They Attempt to Block Telescope Construction on Sacred Land. theintercept.com Gov. David Ige gave law enforcement more authority to remove activists and ensure delivery of materials to the Thirty Meter Telescope construction site.

ACLU (2019-07-23). With the Right to Boycott Under Attack, Some Members of Congress Are Pushing Back. aclu.org In a sea of anti-BDS legislation, a resolution championing the right to political boycotts emerges. | More than 250 million Americans, some 78 percent of the population, live in states with anti-boycott laws or policies. With the right to boycott under attack across the United States, some members of Congress are pushing back against these dangerous and unrelenting attacks., , Last week, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), along with Representatives John Lewis (D-GA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), introduced a…

patrick (2019-07-19). BDS Movement welcomes U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott. bdsmovement.net BDS Movement welcomes U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott: UpdateIn a historic move, Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis introduce resolution affirming the right to boycott. | Right To BoycottJuly 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

patrick (2019-07-19). A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15. bdsmovement.net A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15: UpdateGroups worldwide participated in the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, creatively asserting the demand that HP Inc and HPE end their complicity in Israel's apartheid, military occupation and settler-colonialism against the Palestinian people | Economic Boycott Boycott HP Global BDS Week of Action Against HP

James Jeffrey (2019-07-18). The Dark Side of the Moon Mission. progressive.org "For that kind of money," Vonnegut cracked on the CBS Evening News, "the least [NASA] can do is discover God." Civil rights activists, anti-Vietnam War protesters and even top scientists were skeptical of the Apollo moon mission at the time.

PACBI (2019-07-05). New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes. bdsmovement.net New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes: UpdateGlobal coalition demands AXA divest from companies violating Palestinian rights | Economic Boycott Military EmbargoJuly 8, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

FADI (2019-07-05). Statement on Affiliation with the BDS Movement and the Use of the BDS Acronym. bdsmovement.net Statement on Affiliation with the BDS Movement and the Use of the BDS Acronym : BNC Statement1 July 2019 | January 7, 2019 | By: | | BNC

2019-07-31: Social Media Postees

The Way Forward in Hong Kong
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-31
I am in Hong Kong, never having been there before. But having been to mainland China several times a year in the past decade, the urge to draw comparisons is irresistible. Of course, unlike the mainland which never was a part of the British empire, the vestiges of Hong Kong's colonial past are everywhere–from the…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/31/the-way-forward-in-hong-kong/

Videos of Chinese 'Crackdown' in Hong Kong Are Fake: AFP
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-31
A fact-check investigation by AFP published Tuesday has debunked a number of images and videos purporting to show repression carried out by Chinese troops in Hong Kong. These images were circulated widely on social media, some of them being viewed over a million times, yet many were fake or old. | Different country: | | These are images from a video, posted by opposition activists in Hong Kong, claiming to be the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA…
telesurenglish.net/news/Videos-of-Chinese-Crackdown-in-Hong-Kong-Revealed-as-Fake-by-AFP-Investigation-20190731-0005.html

Why Karl Marx was right about capitalism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-07-31
From the moment Karl Marx put pen to paper, pro-capitalist political commentators and academics have attempted to bury his ideas. But successive generations of political activists have continually turned to Marx's ideas, from the best working class fighters who joined the various communist and socialist parties in the early 20th century to the student radicals […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/31/why-karl-marx-was-right-about-capitalism/

Maduro Personally Thanks Embassy Protection Collective From US
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-31
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro reiterated Tuesday his gratitude to United States' activists who were members of the Protection Collective of Venezuela's embassy in Washington. | RELATED: | Presidents of Venezuela and Cuba Close 25th Sao Paulo Forum | "Our gratitude and eternal recognition to the Protection Collective of our diplomatic headquarters in Washington. Their performance reflects high morals for the defense of the dignity and sovereignty of the Venezuelan people," t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Personally-Thanks-Embassy-Protection-Collective-From-US-20190731-0017.html

Houston F.I.R.E protests Greyhound-ICE connection
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-07-31
After quickly and quietly giving out "Know Your Rights" leaflets to every passenger in the Greyhound waiting room here on July 27, and before security could figure out what was happening, activists walked out of the station and set up a picket line outside the terminal where they held a . . . | Continue reading Houston F.I.R.E protests Greyhound-ICE connection at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/07/30/houston-f-i-r-e-protests-greyhound-ice-connection/

Hong Kong's Crisis as Microcosm of the World's Future
Thomas Hon Wing Polin | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-31
Hong Kong, with its Sino-Western heritage, lies on the fault line of the intensifying confrontation between the Western Empire and China. The conflict is likely to be the defining international affair of our time. That's a fundamental reason the former British colony and current Chinese special administrative region has been wracked by turmoil the past…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/31/hong-kongs-crisis-as-microcosm-of-the-worlds-future/

Puerto Rico strike: Twelve days rattle the empire
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2019-07-31
Thousands crowded in front of the governor's mansion — La Fortaleza — as riot cops, armed to the teeth, locked shields. "The Fortress" was under siege. Here and there, the night sky was aglow with the amber light of distant flames. For 12 days, protesters stormed barricades and braved fusillades . . . | Continue reading Puerto Rico strike: Twelve days rattle the empire at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/07/30/puerto-rico-strike-twelve-days-rattle-the-empire/

Hong Kong's Crisis as Microcosm of the World's Future
Thomas Hon Wing Polin | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-31
Hong Kong, with its Sino-Western heritage, lies on the fault line of the intensifying confrontation between the Western Empire and China. The conflict is likely to be the defining international affair of our time. That's a fundamental reason the former British colony and current Chinese special administrative region has been wracked by turmoil the past…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/31/hong-kongs-crisis-as-microcosm-of-the-worlds-future/

A "No Deal" Brexit Would Spark an Economic Cold War with the EU
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-31
Bluff was a central feature of British power even when the British empire covered a large part of the globe. A story illustrating this tells of a royal navy captain who was sent with a small ship to the far east to force a defiant local ruler to obey some orders issued by the British…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/31/a-no-deal-brexit-would-spark-an-economic-cold-war-with-the-eu/

A "No Deal" Brexit Would Spark an Economic Cold War with the EU
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-31
Bluff was a central feature of British power even when the British empire covered a large part of the globe. A story illustrating this tells of a royal navy captain who was sent with a small ship to the far east to force a defiant local ruler to obey some orders issued by the British…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/31/a-no-deal-brexit-would-spark-an-economic-cold-war-with-the-eu/

American Politicians Use Jews as Pawns to Excuse Their Meddling in Israeli Elections
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-30
On July 23, the US House of Representatives passed (the vote went 398-17, with five voting "present") a resolution condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. The resolution was an outrageous condemnation of the freely chosen economic actions of millions of Americans. Worse, that condemnation was made on the express behalf of not just…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/30/american-politicians-use-jews-as-pawns-to-excuse-their-meddling-in-israeli-elections/

American Politicians Use Jews as Pawns to Excuse Their Meddling in Israeli Elections
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-30
On July 23, the US House of Representatives passed (the vote went 398-17, with five voting "present") a resolution condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. The resolution was an outrageous condemnation of the freely chosen economic actions of millions of Americans. Worse, that condemnation was made on the express behalf of not just…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/30/american-politicians-use-jews-as-pawns-to-excuse-their-meddling-in-israeli-elections/

How a Small Group of Pro-Israel Activists Blacklisted MintPress on Wikipedia
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-30
For over ten years, Wikipedia has been a key focus of right-leaning, pro-Israel groups that have effectively weaponized the online encyclopedia as a means of controlling the narrative when it comes to the state of Israel's more than 50-year-long military occupation of Palestine.
mintpressnews.com/pro-israel-activists-blacklist-mintpress-wikipedia/261022/

House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals the Power and Limits of the Israeli Lobby
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-30
counterpunch.org/2019/07/30/house-anti-bds-resolution-reveals-the-power-and-limits-of-the-israeli-lobby/

One Sector Blocks Peace in Colombia: Ex-FARC Guerrilla Leader
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-30
Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londoño, the leader of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group, said in an interview with EFE that one economic power sector was blocking the peace achieved after half a century of war in Colombia. | RELATED: | Colombian Social Leader Shot a Day After Global March Against Activists' Killings | Despite signing the peace agreement on Nov. 24, 2016, he said it did not achieve "a complete peace and, unfortunately, there still…
telesurenglish.net/news/One-Sector-Blocks-Peace-in-Colombia-Ex-FARC-Guerrilla-Leader-20190730-0022.html

Boycott Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-30
Boycott Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019: PACBI StatementPalestinians call for the boycott of Pop-Kultur Berlin festival, until it ends its partnership with Israel | Cultural BoycottJuly 30, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
bdsmovement.net/news/boycott-pop-kultur-berlin-festival-2019

How a Small Group of Pro-Israel Activists Blacklisted MintPress on Wikipedia
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-30
For over ten years, Wikipedia has been a key focus of right-leaning, pro-Israel groups that have effectively weaponized the online encyclopedia as a means of controlling the narrative when it comes to the state of Israel's more than 50-year-long military occupation of Palestine.
mintpressnews.com/pro-israel-activists-blacklist-mintpress-wikipedia/261022/

Corbyn joins protesters in Lancashire, pledging fracking ban and 'green industrial revolution'
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-07-30
On 30 July, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn continued his tour around Britain by meeting protesters at the gates of a shale gas exploration site in Lancashire. Speaking to around a hundred activists at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool, Corbyn promised that his party will ban fracking and launch a "green industrial revolution" if it wins the next general election.The site is the UK's only shale…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/07/30/corbyn-joins-protesters-in-lancashire-pledging-fracking-ban-and-green-industrial-revolution/

Net Neutrality Activists Demand AT&T-owned CNN ask 2020 Candidates Where They Stand on an Open Internet
commondreams.org | 2019-07-30
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/07/30/net-neutrality-activists-demand-att-owned-cnn-ask-2020-candidates-where-they?cd-origin=rss

More Than Three Eco-Activists Killed Every Week in 2018: Study
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-30
While calls to save the planet are growing every day, the people who fight to protect their lands and the environment are being silenced. In 2018, on average three environmental defenders were murdered each week, according to a study published Monday by the international human rights group Global Witness. | RELATED: | Peru: Protestors Demand Definitive End of Open-Pit Mining Project | More than 160 land an…
telesurenglish.net/news/More-Than-Three-Eco-Activists-Killed-each-Week-in-2018-Study-20190730-0025.html

More Than 160 Environmental Defenders Were Killed in 2018, and Many Others Labeled Terrorists and Criminals
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2019-07-30
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, was disturbed to learn that her name had been included on a list of "terrorists" allegedly affiliated with the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army. | Authoritarian President Rodrigo Duterte had imposed martial law on the island of Mindanao in May 2017, when ISIS sympathizers attacked the predominantly Muslim city Marawi. By October, ISIS had been ousted, but martial law remained in p…
theintercept.com/2019/07/30/criminalization-environmental-activists-global-witness-report/

Greece: Students Protest to Keep Universities Police Free
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-30
Greek students are protesting against a proposal to scrap academic sanctuary, a law that was designed to protect protesting students and freedom of ideas but which the new government says is used as a cover for lawlessness. | RELATED: | Greece: Refugees, Activists on Alert Amid New Migration Acts | A couple of thousand students marched through Athens against repealing asylum last week. "I personally believe the free movement of ideas means that no institution of the state can inter…
telesurenglish.net/news/greece-university-students-protest-no-police-academic-asylum-20190730-0014.html

More Than Three Eco-Activists Killed Every Week in 2018: Study
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-30
While calls to save the planet are growing every day, the people who fight to protect their lands and the environment are being silenced. In 2018, on average three environmental defenders were murdered each week, according to a study published Monday by the international human rights group Global Witness. | RELATED: | Peru: Protestors Demand Definitive End of Open-Pit Mining Project | More than 160 land an…
telesurenglish.net/news/More-Than-Three-Eco-Activists-Killed-each-Week-in-2018-Study-20190730-0025.html

Protests demand: 'Lift the sanctions on Venezuela!'
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-30
A rally was held outside the United States Consulate in Martin Place on July 27 to condemn the US government's campaign to overthrow the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro through illegal sanctions and threats of military intervention. | Rally chairperson Coral Wynter read out an open letter released that day, signed by 45 academics, unionists, journalists and solidarity activists, among others, calling on the Australian government to: reverse its recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as "interim presiden…
greenleft.org.au/content/protests-demand-lift-sanctions-venezuela

House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals the Power and Limits of the Israeli Lobby
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-30
The defense of Palestinian rights has become more acceptable and accusations of anti-Semitism have become more sparing in the mainstream media, despite the House's recent resolution against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, says IPS's Phyllis Bennis…
therealnews.com/stories/house-anti-bds-resolution-reveals-the-power-and-limits-of-the-israeli-lobby

War, empire and racism in the Anthropocene
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-07-29
War is, perhaps, the most visible surface-symptom of the Anthropocene's defining feature. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/29/war-empire-and-racism-in-the-anthropocene/

Progressive Democrats vote against BDS, Palestinian rights
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-29
House Democrats, including key progressives, have passed a measure condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS). Why are Reps….
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/29/progressive-democrats-vote-against-bds-palestinian-rights/

Sao Paulo Forum Voices Solidarity with Venezuela, Rejects US Warmongering
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-29
The host of delegates from around the world likewise expressed support for leftist movements in Latin America.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14606

What the House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals About the Palestine Solidarity Movement
Phyllis Bennis | thenation.com | 2019-07-29
What the House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals About the Palestine Solidarity Movement…
thenation.com/article/bds-house-resolution-palestine-solidarity-movement/

Why Americans Should Support BDS
Omar Barghouti | thenation.com | 2019-07-29
Why Americans Should Support BDS…
thenation.com/article/bds-house-resolution-trump-squad-omar-aoc/

Progressive Democrats vote against BDS, Palestinian rights
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-29
House Democrats, including key progressives, have passed a measure condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS). Why are Reps….
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/29/progressive-democrats-vote-against-bds-palestinian-rights/

Mass Protests in Colombia and Abroad Decry Killings of 500 Activists Since Peace Accords
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-29
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets on Friday in more than 50 cities and towns across Colombia to protest a surge of lethal attacks on indigenous, Afro-Colombian and environmental leaders in recent years. Solidarity marches were held in dozens of cities around the world, from Mexico City to Athens. In 2016, the Colombian government and FARC rebels signed a historic peace accord to move the country forward after a half-century of armed conflict. But since then, nearly 500 human rights activists, many from the Afro-Colombian community, have been killed, targeted for their work combating illegal m…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/29/colombia_protests_against_social_leader_assassinations

In victory for activists, Vancouver city council votes against adopting IHRA antisemitism definition
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-07-29
The City of Vancouver, Canada might seem to be an odd place for a battle over the IHRA definition of antisemitism. But that is exactly what happened in the last week, and it all concluded with a temporary victory for free speech, human rights and common sense. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/29/in-victory-for-activists-vancouver-city-council-votes-against-adopting-ihra-antisemitism-definition/

Venezuela: Massacre of revolutionary activists in Barinas
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-29
The following statement was released by the Bolívar and Zamora Revolutionary Current (CRBZ) on July 28, translated by Pedro Alvarez. | *** | The Bolívar and Zamora Revolutionary Current, and the Hugo Chávez Popular Defence Brigades (BDPHC), want to denounce to the country and the world the murder of six comrades of our movement by an as yet unidentified armed group, presumably mercenaries paid by sections of the local right-wing landowners. | The murdered comrades were: Eudes Yorkley Rojas, ID 17357016; Manuel J. Cordero, ID 27628648; Alexi Ontiveros Mora, ID 26928273; Eudes Rojas Peña, ID 2051746; Kevin Navas Ro…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-massacre-revolutionary-activists-barinas

The 'Total Anarchy' of Wet Cops
Josmar Trujillo | fair.org | 2019-07-26
by Josmar Trujillo "Total Anarchy": The headline has changed, but the tweet remains (Twitter, 7/22/19). | The family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island father infamously choked to death by a New York City cop in 2014 (Extra!, 1–2/15), was told last week by the Justice Department that charges would not be brought against that officer. Family members and activists responded with fury, mostly aimed at Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose refusal to fire the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, allo…
fair.org/home/the-total-anarchy-of-wet-cops/

'No one is safe under Duterte:' Progressive Filipinos seek President's ouster, end of US support for regime
Kei Pritsker and Morgan Artyukhina | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-25
Hundreds of Filipino activists and their supporters descended on Washington, D.C. on July 22 to demand that the United States end its support for the administration and military of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is waging three brutal wars against the peoples of the archipelago that have killed over 30,000 people.
liberationnews.org/no-one-is-safe-under-duterte-alliance-of-progressive-filipinos-seeks-presidents-ouster-end-of-us-support-for-regime/

Nationwide protests say: 'Six years too long'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-25
Thousands of refugee rights activists, in more than 20 protests around the country, filled streets chanting "Six years too long, bring them here" on July 20. | The rallies marked six years since Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd decided that no one who sought asylum via boat would be granted it. Rudd's decision on July 19, 2013 was an act of political expediency designed to outflank the Coalition from the right on refugee policy in the lead up to the federal elections that year. | Since then, at least a dozen people have died in offshore detention. Numerous people have attempted suicide. | About 800 people are stil…
greenleft.org.au/content/nation-wide-protests-say-six-years-too-long

The Young Lords: Exploring the Legacy of the Radical Puerto Rican Activist Group 50 Years Later
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-24
Fifty years ago this week, a group of young radical Puerto Ricans took to the streets of New York City to announce the formation of the New York chapter of the Young Lords. Formed in the same radical tradition of the Black Panther Party, the activists soon became a force in the community that inspired people around the nation. The Young Lords occupied churches and hospitals to offer services to the community, and educated people about Puerto Rican culture and history. They called for self-determination for all Puerto Ricans, independence for the island of Puerto Rico, community control of institutions and land, f…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/24/young_lords_legacy

Activists Camped at Hawaii's Mauna Kea Face Government Opposition as They Attempt to Block Telescope Construction on Sacred Land
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-07-24
Gov. David Ige gave law enforcement more authority to remove activists and ensure delivery of materials to the Thirty Meter Telescope construction site.
theintercept.com/2019/07/24/hawaii-mauna-kea-telescope-protest/

With the Right to Boycott Under Attack, Some Members of Congress Are Pushing Back
aclu.org | 2019-07-23
In a sea of anti-BDS legislation, a resolution championing the right to political boycotts emerges. | More than 250 million Americans, some 78 percent of the population, live in states with anti-boycott laws or policies. With the right to boycott under attack across the United States, some members of Congress are pushing back against these dangerous and unrelenting attacks., , Last week, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), along with Representatives John Lewis (D-GA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), introduced a…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/right-boycott-under-attack-some-members-congress-are-pushing-back

A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-19
A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15: UpdateGroups worldwide participated in the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, creatively asserting the demand that HP Inc and HPE end their complicity in Israel's apartheid, military occupation and settler-colonialism against the Palestinian people | Economic Boycott Boycott HP Global BDS Week of Action Against HP …
bdsmovement.net/news/round-boycotthp-global-week-action-july-10-15

BDS Movement welcomes U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-19
BDS Movement welcomes U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott: UpdateIn a historic move, Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis introduce resolution affirming the right to boycott. | Right To BoycottJuly 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-movement-welcomes-us-congress-resolution-affirming-right-boycott

A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-19
A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15: UpdateGroups worldwide participated in the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, creatively asserting the demand that HP Inc and HPE end their complicity in Israel's apartheid, military occupation and settler-colonialism against the Palestinian people | Economic Boycott Boycott HP Global BDS Week of Action Against HP …
bdsmovement.net/news/round-boycotthp-global-week-action-july-10-15

BDS Movement welcomes U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-19
BDS Movement welcomes U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott: UpdateIn a historic move, Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis introduce resolution affirming the right to boycott. | Right To BoycottJuly 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-movement-welcomes-us-congress-resolution-affirming-right-boycott

The Dark Side of the Moon Mission
James Jeffrey | progressive.org | 2019-07-18
"For that kind of money," Vonnegut cracked on the CBS Evening News, "the least [NASA] can do is discover God." Civil rights activists, anti-Vietnam War protesters and even top scientists were skeptical of the Apollo moon mission at the time.
progressive.org/dispatches/dark-side-of-moon-mission-jeffrey-190718/

New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-05
New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes: UpdateGlobal coalition demands AXA divest from companies violating Palestinian rights | Economic Boycott Military EmbargoJuly 8, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/new-report-french-insurer-axa-complicit-israel%E2%80%99s-war-crimes

New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-05
New report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel's War Crimes: UpdateGlobal coalition demands AXA divest from companies violating Palestinian rights | Economic Boycott Military EmbargoJuly 8, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/new-report-french-insurer-axa-complicit-israel%E2%80%99s-war-crimes

Statement on Affiliation with the BDS Movement and the Use of the BDS Acronym
FADI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-05
Statement on Affiliation with the BDS Movement and the Use of the BDS Acronym : BNC Statement1 July 2019 | January 7, 2019 | By: | | BNC …
bdsmovement.net/news/statement-affiliation-bds-movement-and-use-bds-acronym

Statement on Affiliation with the BDS Movement and the Use of the BDS Acronym
FADI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-05
Statement on Affiliation with the BDS Movement and the Use of the BDS Acronym : BNC Statement1 July 2019 | January 7, 2019 | By: | | BNC …
bdsmovement.net/news/statement-affiliation-bds-movement-and-use-bds-acronym