2019-07-12: News Headlines

Staff (2019-07-12). Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids. democracynow.org Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls, th…

Paul Tritschler (2019-07-12). Restricted View: the British Legacy of Eugenics. counterpunch.org Looking across London's eastern expanse from our staffroom window in the district of E10 — sounds like Eton if you say it fast enough — Sean the sociology lecturer had a sudden urge to blurt out with the crumbs of his Empire biscuit one of those so-called universal truths: "Schooldays were the best days of More

The Canary (2019-07-12). Djokovic says 'plant-based' diet helps him to 'recover well' and defeat allergies. thecanary.co Tennis player Novak Djokovic puts his good health and swift injury recovery times down to his plant-based diet. | The world number one says: I do eat plant-based. I think that's one of the reasons why I recover well. I don't have allergies that I used to have any more. | And I like it. | Over the course of the championships, activists have repeatedly chalked the words "Novak Djokovic is vegan" on the pavement around Wimbledon station. | But the 32-year-old insists: | I don't like the labels, to be honest. I do eat plant-based (food), for quite a few years already. | But because of the misinterpretations of labels…

Staff (2019-07-12). Know Your Rights: Immigration Activists Prepare for Looming ICE Raids. truthout.org Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls,…

mike Rhodes (2019-07-12). Fresno's Radical Past. indybay.org This is an article about the 50 Years of Resistance event held on June 22, 2019 in Fresno. We brought together Anti-War and Draft Resistance activists who were active in Fresno 50 years ago. The photo below shows this young woman being arrested at an antiwar protest at Fresno State, probably on May 23, 1970. This photo is from the Special Collections department at Fresno State.

Staff (2019-07-12). Headlines for July 12, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Backs Down on Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census, Immigrant Communities Brace for Weekend ICE Raids, Immigration Activists Disrupt Amazon Web Services Conference over ICE Ties, Salvadoran Journalist Manuel Duran Released from ICE Jail After 15 Months, New Orleans Braces for More Flooding as Tropical Storm Barry Looms, Britain Accuses Iran of Blocking Tanker's Passage Through Strait of Hormuz, Trump Threatens New Trade War as France Approves 3% Tax on Tech Giants, Jeffrey Epstein Asks for Release on Bail Ahead of Sex Trafficking Trial, R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Sex Crimes Charges, Gen. John Hyten,…

California Nurses Association (2019-07-12). Urgent Community Town Hall to Address Concerns about Patient Care with Impending Sale of Watsonville Community Hospital. indybay.org Registered nurses, doctors, community activists, and residents are holding a town hall Sunday, July 14 to share concerns about patient care and strategize on action as Watsonville Community Hospital is up for sale, announced the California Nurses Association today.

Radmilo Bozinovic (2019-07-11). Assembling the Multitude. dissidentvoice.org Few modern political-economic works have the objective reach and power as Assembly by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri — the recent coda to their original magnum opus trilogy (Empire — Multitude — Commonwealth) from the millennium's first decade. Perhaps even fewer have the quality that a single sentence — the book's final, at that — …

Bryan Wall (2019-07-11). Left-wing Israeli activist suffers knife attack due to pro-Palestine views. thecanary.co A left-wing Israeli activist has been injured in a knife attack. Jonathan Pollak, a longtime pro-Palestine and Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions ( BDS) activist, was attacked by two people who called him a "leftist asshole". A right-wing Israeli group had previously targeted him for his support of Palestinian rights. | The attack: | In an interview, Polla…

Cristian Alcaraz (2019-07-11). Activists, students protest outside largest ICE prison in California. liberationnews.org Demonstrators call for the abolition of ICE, closure of concentration camps.

Miri Wood (2019-07-11). Ongoing Atrocities in Syria. Missile Attacks Directed against Civilians. globalresearch.ca 9 July was a particularly lethal day for Syrians in their homeland. As is their tendency, the choreographs of the warmongering, military industrial complex media have busily diverted eyes on the undiplomatic row between Trump and newly resigned British ambassador; …

Kathy Kelly (2019-07-11). Activists Walk "Cease and Desist" Order into Nuclear Weapons Base. dissidentvoice.org Media Advisory/For Immediate Release/July 10, 2019 BàúCHEL, Germany — Eleven international peace activists entered the Bàºchel Air Base southwest of Frankfurt early this morning to deliver what they called a "Treaty Enforcement Order" declaring that the sharing of US nuclear weapons at the base is a "criminal conspiracy to commit war crimes." Upon entering the …

George Lakey (2019-07-11). How movements can use drama to seize the public imagination. nationofchange.org Drama is useful in getting attention for our issues. The Sunrise Movement is only one of the recent movements that grew by seizing the public imagination through drama. How do activists come up with direct action tactics that reach, in author Jonathan Smucker's useful phrase, "beyond the choir"? Here we're entering the realm of creativity. …

Staff (2019-07-11). After Finding Refuge in the US, Asylum Seeker Now Fears Deportation. therealnews.com Home to an estimated 20,000 undocumented immigrants, activists and local officials say they won't comply with ICE raids targeting one million people…

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). 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…

Federico Fuentes (2019-07-10). Amid crisis and sanctions, LGBTI activists continue to demand change. mronline.org 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. | Source

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.

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). 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.

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…

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…

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

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)

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…

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…

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:…

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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