2019-07-12: Social Media Postees

Restricted View: the British Legacy of Eugenics
Paul Tritschler | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
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:…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/restricted-view-the-british-legacy-of-eugenics/

Know Your Rights: Immigration Activists Prepare for Looming ICE Raids
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-12
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,…
truthout.org/video/know-your-rights-immigration-activists-prepare-for-looming-ice-raids/

Djokovic says 'plant-based' diet helps him to 'recover well' and defeat allergies
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
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…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/07/12/djokovic-says-plant-based-diet-helps-him-to-recover-well-and-defeat-allergies/

Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-12
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/12/trump_ice_raids_know_your_rights

Know Your Rights: Immigration Activists Prepare for Looming ICE Raids
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-12
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,…
truthout.org/video/know-your-rights-immigration-activists-prepare-for-looming-ice-raids/

Urgent Community Town Hall to Address Concerns about Patient Care with Impending Sale of Watsonville Community Hospital
California Nurses Association | indybay.org | 2019-07-12
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/12/18824639.php

Fresno's Radical Past
mike Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-07-12
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/12/18824644.php

Left-wing Israeli activist suffers knife attack due to pro-Palestine views
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-07-11
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…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/07/12/left-wing-israeli-activist-suffers-knife-attack-due-to-pro-palestine-views/

Activists Walk "Cease and Desist" Order into Nuclear Weapons Base
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-11
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/activists-walk-cease-and-desist-order-into-nuclear-weapons-base/

Ongoing Atrocities in Syria. Missile Attacks Directed against Civilians
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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; …
globalresearch.ca/ongoing-atrocities-in-syria-missile-attacks-directed-against-civilians/5683283

Assembling the Multitude
Radmilo Bozinovic | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-11
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 — …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/assembling-the-multitude/

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

How movements can use drama to seize the public imagination
George Lakey | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-11
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. …
nationofchange.org/2019/07/11/how-movements-can-use-drama-to-seize-the-public-imagination/

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

Hong Kong: New Epicenter of the Empire's Smear Campaign Against China?
Thomas Hon Wing Polin | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/hong-kong-new-epicenter-of-the-empires-smear-campaign-against-china/

Amid crisis and sanctions, LGBTI activists continue to demand change
Federico Fuentes | mronline.org | 2019-07-10
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…
mronline.org/2019/07/10/amid-crisis-and-sanctions-lgbti-activists-continue-to-demand-change/

"Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
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…
mintpressnews.com/israel-mandatory-course-students-abroad/260240/

"Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
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…
mintpressnews.com/israel-mandatory-course-students-abroad/260240/

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.
therealnews.com/columns/as-activists-push-democratic-climate-debate-dnc-donors-profit-from-oil-gas

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…
therealnews.com/stories/future-resource-wars

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…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/06/dsa-jacobin-iso-socialism-conference-us-funded-regime-change/

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) …
bdsmovement.net/news/join-global-bds-week-action-against-hp

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

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…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-amid-crisis-and-sanctions-lgbti-activists-continue-demand-change

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…
greenleft.org.au/content/city-sydney-joins-600-others-declaring-climate-emergency

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.
liberationnews.org/community-members-rally-after-police-beat-and-arrest-political-activists/

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:…
bdsmovement.net/news/british-society-middle-eastern-studies-endorses-palestinian-call-boycott-complicit-israeli

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:…
bdsmovement.net/news/british-society-middle-eastern-studies-endorses-palestinian-call-boycott-complicit-israeli

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) …
bdsmovement.net/news/milton-fans

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) …
bdsmovement.net/news/puma-devoted-universal-equality-and-apartheid-wait-what

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) …
bdsmovement.net/news/puma-devoted-universal-equality-and-apartheid-wait-what

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…
bdsmovement.net/news/milton-nascimento-cancel-tel-aviv

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