2019-07-09: Social Media Postees

UAE: Prisoners Held After Sentences Served‚Ä®
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-07-09
Abu Dhabi's skyline, United Arab Emirates. | © 2016 Kamran Jebreili /AP Photo | (Beirut) — UAE authorities continue to hold at least five Emirati prisoners who completed their sentences between one and three years ago, Human Rights Watch said today. Emirati activists said that the men remain behind bars for "counseling" without a clear legal basis. | Three of the men were sentenced to three years in prison and two to five years…

'Never Again Means Close the Camps!': Hundreds of Jewish Activists Surround ICE Office to Protest Trump Detention Centers
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-09
"We have a responsibility as a people whose history included these kinds of atrocities to identify the signs and prevent them from happening." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ice_detention_chicago.jpg

Democrats Subpoena Trump Over Foreign Payments
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
A group of more than 200 Democratic Party lawmakers said in a statement that as part of lawsuit in federal court they had issued 37 subpoenas the Trump Organization and other entities, seeking information about foreign government payments accepted by properties in his real estate empire. | RELATED: | Pompeo Launches Commission to Study Human Rights Role | The subpoenas also seek information about trademarks granted to Trump businesses by foreign governments. | "Our goal is simple and s…

Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4
Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
President Trump's order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a history lesson of America's war mongering in the past two decades, and a terrifying view of what might appear in the skies of Iran if John Bolton gets his way. The combat aircraft…

Swiss Police Arrests Climate Protesters Outside Banks in Zurich
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Environmental activists, seeking to pressure Swiss banks into halting the financing of fossil fuels, blocked entrances to Credit Suisse in Zurich and UBS in Basel Monday before police intervened and arrested some protesters. | RELATED: | Europeans Witness Climate Change, It's Only the Beginning: WWF | The action, initiated by groups calling for civil disobedience to draw attention to activities that accelerate climate change, halted streetcars and drew onlookers on Zurich's Parade…

Italy Sentences 24 to Life for Operation Condor Disappearances
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
An Italian court in Rome sentenced 24 military personnel from Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, and Peru to life imprisonment Monday for disappearing Italians during Operation Condor during which left-wing activists were hunted by military dictatorships in South America. | RELATED: | CIA Declassified Info: Europe Wanted Own 'Operation Condor' | The present ruling changed th…

Pompeo Launches Commission to Study Human Rights Role
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, drawing criticism from lawmakers and activists who said it was an attempt to minimize abortion and gay rights. | Pompeo named Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon, a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, to head the Commission on Unalienable Rights. | Pompeo, who did not take questions from reporters, said international institutions built to protect human rights had drifted from their mission. | "As human rights claims have proliferated, some claims have come into tension wi…

Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4th
Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright | commondreams.org | 2019-07-08
U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over as President Donald J. Trump participates in an Independence Day Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/war_machine_trump.jpg

As Activists Push Democratic Climate Debate, DNC Donors Profit from Oil, Gas
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-07
For Democrats, the presidential primaries will end in Milwaukee at its convention in July 2020. It will be heavily funded by fossil fuel investors, Wes Edens and Marc Lasry, who also own the Milwaukee Bucks.

Future Resource Wars
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-07
The fantasy of the USA becoming the first global empire in history quickly dissolved in the wake of the Iraq war. Pepe Escobar and Eddie Conway discuss the coming nexus of global competition and climate change…

DSA/Jacobin/Haymarket-sponsored 'Socialism' conference features US gov-funded regime-change activists
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-06
The 2019 Socialism Conference, sponsored by American leftist juggernauts the DSA, Jacobin magazine, and ISO's Haymarket Books, features regime-change activists…

Free speech rally with Proud Boys and Milo in Washington DC draws antifa protesters (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-07-06
Leftist and 'Antifa' activists have descended on Washington DC to oppose a 'free speech rally' led by right-wing figures including the 'Proud Boys' and Milo Yiannopoulos. Expecting clashes, police have closed roads. | …

Tenants Continue to Protest Deteriorating Living Conditions at Bolton House
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-05
The Bolton House Tenants Coalition of Baltimore held a rally outside their apartment complex demanding safe and affordable housing. Activists argue that city officials and housing authorities are reluctant to renovate the building because they want to make way for a large-scale cityscape project across the street…

Venezuela: Amid crisis and sanctions, LGBTI activists continue to demand change
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-05
One of the sectors hardest hit by Venezuela's economic crisis is the nation's LGBTI community. Lacking access to life-saving medicines and denied certain rights, activists say there is still much to be done within the revolution. | A recent report by the Washington-based Centre for Economic and Policy Research found that there are more than 300,000 people at risk of death in Venezuela due to a lack of access to medicines or treatment. This includes about 80,000 people living with HIV, many of whom are LGBTI or sexual and gender diverse — the term commonly used in Venezuela. | United States sanctions ha…

Anti-Trump 4th of July Protest in DC Features 'Baby Trump' Blimp
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-05
The peace group CodePink organized a protest on the Washington DC Mall, just prior to Trump's militarized Independence Day extravaganza. The protest featured the 'Baby Trump' balloon from London, many speakers, and a reading of Frederick Douglass' speech, "What To The Slave Is The 4th Of July?"

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) …

Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP
ziyaad | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-05
Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP: UpdateFrom July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel's apartheid, occupation and colonisation. | Boycott HPJuly 5, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …

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 …

City of Sydney joins 600 others declaring a climate emergency
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-04
On June 24, Lord Mayor Clover Moore called on the City of Sydney council to declare a climate emergency. The motion passed unanimously, and Sydney joined a snowballing list of councils globally that have made similar declarations. | But as the dust of the federal election settles and a sleepy giant begins to stir in the Galilee Basin, what will be the significance of Sydney council's words? | The language surrounding climate has changed over the last year or so. "Emergency", "crisis" and "breakdown" are now being used by activists, politicians and even the media. While it might seem like the "emergency" has came…

"Her Days Are Numbered": Calls Grow for Hong Kong Leader to Resign as Protesters Storm Legislature
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-02
Riot police used tear gas to forcibly remove hundreds of protesters occupying a Legislature building early Tuesday morning. The activists began their occupation on Monday when they stormed Hong Kong's Legislative Council and smashed the glass to gain entry, tearing down portraits of officials and spray-painting the walls. The action took place as hundreds of thousands flooded the streets Monday to mark the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese control 22 years ago. It was just the latest mass demonstration since millions took to the streets in a series of marches last month to protest a contested bill that…

Community members rally after police beat and arrest political activists
San Diego PSL | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-01
Eddie Alvarez and Georgina Mercado will need ongoing court support as they fight for justice in the legal system.

"We Will Not Be Quiet! Stonewall Was a Riot!": Queer Liberation March Returns Pride to Radical Roots
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-01
Four million people took to the streets of New York City Sunday in the largest LGBTQ Pride celebration in history. There were two marches to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that sparked the modern day LGBTQ movement. Revelers marched down Fifth Avenue cheered on by millions for the WorldPride parade. And in Sheridan Square, at the very site where gay and trans people clashed with police on the early morning of June 28, 1969, tens of thousands of activists gathered for the anti-corporate Queer Liberation March. Their chant was "Stonewall was a riot! We will not be quiet!" Democracy Now!'…

Interview with Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez on original Rainbow Coalition
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-01
There are many 50-year anniversaries being celebrated these days, including the founding of the Young Lords on September 23, 1968, and the Rainbow Coalition in April 1969. | Fight Back! interviewed the founder of the Young Lords, Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez, about the original Rainbow Coalition. The powers ruling Chicago were struck with fear when the Rainbow Coalition came together. The United States government and the FBI repressed the groups of the Rainbow Coalition with the courts and violence in the form of COINTELPRO, the counter-intelligence program. The Rainbow Coalition inspired many activists in the late 196…

The Military Industrial Complex Loves Left Wing Hawk Adam Schiff
John Kiriakou | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-28
If there was any doubt at all that Adam Schiff is in the grip of the military-industrial complex, one doesn't have to rely just on his stated positions on Iran, Venezuela, and China to make the situation any clearer. Just take a look at his donors.

Protecting encryption is about protecting democracy
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-27
Lawyer, writer and digital rights activist Lizzie O'Shea has been named a 2018 Human Rights Hero by Access Now for her leading role in highlighting, analysing and protesting expansive surveillance laws in Australia. Below is an edited version of her acceptance speech on June 11. | *** | Thanks so much to Access Now for this wonderful award. It's such a great initiative to support activists in the field doing important work. Awards usually go to famous people at the top of their fields, and the challenging activist work of mobilising people and community building is rarely acknowledged. I feel honoured, especially…

Are Campus Activists Missing the Point?
Adam Szetela | progressive.org | 2019-06-26
From Harvard to UW-Madison, students are protesting the wrong people.

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-26
British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions: UpdateIn a historic vote, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies joins a growing number of academic associations refusing to be complicit in Israel's grave violations of international law. | Academic BoycottJune 24, 2019 | By:…

Near-war on Iran: US war machine 'cocked & loaded'
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-25
Liberation News: The notion that Trump called off military strikes out of concern for 150 Iranian lives stretches the imagination. This is especially true when Trump threatens Iran with "obliteration like you've never seen before."#NoWarOnIran #NoSanctions…

Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-20
Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show: UpdateFans attending European tour dates join Palestinian and Brazilian arts organizations in urging star to cancel apartheid Tel Aviv show | Cultural BoycottJune 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …

Puma is devoted to universal equality and apartheid. Wait…what!?
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-14
Puma is devoted to universal equality and apartheid. Wait…what!?: Action AlertTake action to tell Puma: You can't be devoted to "universal equality" while supporting Israel's apartheid regime. | Boycott PumaJune 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …

Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv!
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-06-12
Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv!: Open LetterPalestinian cultural organizations urge Brazilian musician to cancel his scheduled performance in apartheid Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottJune 12, 2019…

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