2019-07-10: News Headlines

Benjamin Neimark (2019-07-10). US Military Is a Bigger Polluter than as Many as 140 Countries — Shrinking this War Machine Is a Must. globalresearch.ca The US military's carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to supply its operations with everything from bombs to humanitarian aid and hydrocarbon fuels. Our …

Thomas Hon Wing Polin (2019-07-10). Hong Kong: New Epicenter of the Empire's Smear Campaign Against China? counterpunch.org Photograph Source: 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests by Studio Incendo — CC BY 2.0 | As the Western Empire ramps up its full-spectrum war on the Chinese, its latest target is Hong Kong, China's premier special administrative region (SAR). Even the latest wave of media assaults confirms it. | An essential adjunct to an Imperial attack on any designated victim is a sustained campaign of demonization, conducted through mainstream media and supported by associated local media. Such a drive had been onging in Hong Kong, since the former Britis…

Staff (2019-07-10). Immigrant Rights Activists Renew Push Against Palantir to Cancel ICE Contract. truthout.org Organizers with Mijente, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, the Tech Workers Coalition, and other groups mobilized in New York and Washington D.C. to demand Palantir Technologies, a surveillance company, cancel its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). | In New York, people stood outside the Palantir office and chanted, "Immigrants are welcome here! Time to cancel, Palantir!" | Activists with Mijente, an immigration and Latinx-focused organization, attempted to give workers entering the New York office a flier that ur…

Staff (2019-07-10). Hundreds of Jewish Activists Surround ICE Office to Protest Detention Centers. truthout.org Hundreds of Jewish activists and allies took to the streets in Chicago and surrounded a local ICE office on Monday to demand the closure of President Donald Trump's detention camps, where immigrants have been forced to endure inhumane conditions and abuse from Border Patrol guards. | "'Never again' means close the camps!" demonstrators chanted as they marched down the streets of Chicago. | Rallying outside the Chicago ICE building, protestors hoisted signs that read "There is blood on your hands" and began singing and praying: | #NeverAgainisNow and our people won't stand idly by Staff (2019-07-10). Headlines for July 10, 2019. democracynow.org Children Recount Mistreatment, Sexual Abuse at Yuma, AZ Migrant Jail, Scabies, Shingles & Chickenpox Spreading Among Children at Clint, TX Migrant Jail, Jewish Activists Arrested After Protesting Migrant Detention on Capitol Hill, Judge Rejects DOJ Move to Replace Legal Team Charged with Census Citizenship Battle, Court Says Trump Cannot Block Critics on Twitter, U.K. Ambassador Resigns After Leaked Cables Scandal, Afghan Peace Talks Close as Deadly Attacks Continue, Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act, Megan Rapinoe to Trump: "Your Message Is Excluding People", Calls Grow fo…

Staff (2019-07-10). Honduras Now Ruled By A "Criminal Gang" — With Western Government Support. therealnews.com Honduran Congressman Ramón Soto Bonilla says it is now more dangerous in Honduras to be a land defender than a narco-trafficker…

Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright (2019-07-09). Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4. counterpunch.org 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 More

Miko Peled (2019-07-09). "Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad. mintpressnews.com Israel new course to prepare high school students traveling overseas to be good "ambassadors" includes training on how to combat BDS, claims of apartheid and more.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2019-07-09). Trump's America: White man kills Black teen Elijah Al-Amin over rap music. peoplesworld.org The hashtag #JusticeForElijah began trending across social media platforms this week as the world learned of the murder of Elijah Al-Amin, a Black teenager who was stabbed to death by a white man in Arizona. The alleged killer's lawyer is claiming her client, Michael Adams, is mentally ill, while Elijah's family and community activists are …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-07-09). The Book of Palestine: National Liberation vs Endless Negotiations. commondreams.org While Washington paid lip service to 'peace', it supported the Israeli war machine, military occupation and settlement construction with billions of dollars. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-967994466.jpg

teleSUR (2019-07-09). France To Impose Green Tax on Plane Tickets. telesurenglish.net The French government is to impose a tax of up to 18 euros (US$20) on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France to fund less-polluting transportation projects, a minister said Tuesday. | RELATED: | French Police Under Fire for Teargassing Climate Activists | The move, which will take effect from 2020, will see a tax of 1.5 euros imposed on economy-class tickets on internal flights and those within Europe, with the highest tariff applied to business-class travelers flying outside the b…

Staff (2019-07-09). Headlines for July 9, 2019. democracynow.org NY Prosecutors Charge Jeffrey Epstein with Trafficking Dozens of Girls, DOJ Says They Will Pursue New Path to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census, New NY Bill Allows Congress to Access Trump's State Tax Returns, Democrats Probe Trump Emoluments Violations, Issuing Dozens of Subpoenas, Protesters Vow to Stay in the Streets After Hong Kong Leader Calls Extradition Bill "Dead", Report: China's Separation of Uyghur Children from Families a "Cultural Genocide", 2 Indigenous Rights Activists Killed in Guatemala, 24 Ex-South American Officials Sentenced for Role in Operation Condor, German Charity Ship Saves 44 Peop…

Staff (2019-07-07). Future Resource Wars. therealnews.com 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…

Staff (2019-07-07). As Activists Push Democratic Climate Debate, DNC Donors Profit from Oil, Gas. therealnews.com 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.

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

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

ziyaad (2019-07-05). Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP. bdsmovement.net 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)

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)

susan_p (2019-07-05). Venezuela: Amid crisis and sanctions, LGBTI activists continue to demand change. greenleft.org.au 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…

Staff (2019-07-05). Anti-Trump 4th of July Protest in DC Features 'Baby Trump' Blimp. therealnews.com 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?"

Staff (2019-07-05). Tenants Continue to Protest Deteriorating Living Conditions at Bolton House. therealnews.com 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…

pip.hinman (2019-07-04). City of Sydney joins 600 others declaring a climate emergency. greenleft.org.au 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…

Staff (2019-07-02). "Her Days Are Numbered": Calls Grow for Hong Kong Leader to Resign as Protesters Storm Legislature. democracynow.org 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…

Staff (2019-07-02). Headlines for July 2, 2019. democracynow.org Lawmakers Decry Dire Conditions and Lack of Accountability During Visit to Texas Migrant Jails, Migrant Child Freed from Clint Border Patrol Jail: "They Treated Us Badly", ProPublica: Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Rife with Racist, Sexist and Anti-Immigrant Posts, Migrant Father and Daughter Who Drowned in Rio Grande Buried in El Salvador, #CloseTheCamps Protests Planned Across the U.S., Mexico Deploys National Guard, Ramps Up Crackdown on Immigrants, Hong Kong Protests Continue as Activists Renew Demands to Withdraw Extradition Bill, Iran Surpasses Enriched Uranium Stockpile Allowed Under Nuclear Deal, Jap…

Staff (2019-07-01). "We Will Not Be Quiet! Stonewall Was a Riot!": Queer Liberation March Returns Pride to Radical Roots. democracynow.org 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!'

Fred_F (2019-06-27). Protecting encryption is about protecting democracy. greenleft.org.au 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…

PACBI (2019-06-26). British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions. bdsmovement.net 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:…

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

SAMIR (2019-06-20). Milton Nascimento fans urge him to cancel Israel show. bdsmovement.net 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)

PACBI (2019-06-14). Puma is devoted to universal equality and apartheid. Wait…what!? bdsmovement.net 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)

SAMIR (2019-06-12). Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv! bdsmovement.net 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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