2019-10-06: News Headlines

PSL Southern New Hampshire (2019-10-06). 69 activists arrested demanding shut down of Bow, New Hampshire coal plant. liberationnews.org Mass direct actions targets coal plant.

DXE (2019-10-06). Day After Mass Arrests, Animal Activists Swarm SF City Hall to Ask for "Right to Rescue" indybay.org Activists face multiple felony charges after exposing alleged criminal animal cruelty at Amazon-suppyling factory farms…

Santa Cruz Indivisible (2019-10-06). Spanish for Activists. indybay.org Aptos Public Library | 7695 Soquel Dr, Aptos…

DXE (2019-10-06). Whole Foods Files Restraining Order to Ban Animal Rights Activists From All California Locations. indybay.org Following Monday's protests in San Francisco, activists say Whole Foods' parent-company Amazon continually seeks to silence animal cruelty and transparency concerns with heavy-handed legal action…

Staff (2019-10-05). The Climate Justice Movement Must Include Decolonization and Anti-Imperialism. truthout.org | | Over the past month, millions of people all over the world have mobilized to call attention to the climate disaster. Young people are demanding action to confront climate change, many of them inspired by 15-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. | But Thunberg is not the only climate activist we should recognize: there are thousands of climate activists from indigenous communities and the Global South who have been killed or imprisoned. This has also occurred in the United States…

Ananya Garg (2019-10-05). California just legalized public banks. Will the rest of the nation follow suit? nationofchange.org The Standing Rock movement in 2016 brought together Indigenous activists from across the nation to fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. One of the demands of this movement included divestment from Wells Fargo, a bank that was funding development of the pipeline. This brought into the spotlight one of the biggest issues concerning economic justice in the United States: big banks. More specifically, big for-profit banks that the government uses to invest public money into Wall Street, rather than local communities. Some of those investments include the fossil fuel industry, private prisons, immigrant detent…

Abaki Beck (2019-10-05). Why Aren't Fossil Fuel Companies Held Accountable for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women? commondreams.org Activists march for missing and murdered women at the 2019 Women's March in Los Angeles. (Photo: Sarah Morris/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

David Rosen (2019-10-04). How the U.S. Military Undermines the American Economy. counterpunch.org On January 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower gave his now-famous farewell address, warning the nation: In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let More

Paul Street (2019-10-04). We Meddle Too: Trump, Empire, and "The National Interest" counterpunch.org Never underestimate the power of the United States' American Exeptionalist and imperial doctrine. Look at the recent Washington Post revelation regarding wannabe fascist strongman Donald Trump's meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Lavrov in the White House in 2017. Trump told Lavrov and another high-ranking Russian official that he wasn't concerned about Russia meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election because the United States does the same thing in other countries. More

Alleen Brown (2019-10-04). Dakota Access Pipeline Activists Face 110 Years in Prison, Two Years After Confessing Sabotage. theintercept.com Two women who vandalized the Dakota Access pipeline in an effort to halt construction have been indicted on charges that carry up to 110 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. They are among the harshest penalties environmental activists have faced in the last decade. | Civil liberties lawyers say the charges are in line with industry-inspired scare tactics meant to deter citizens from participating in direct-action protests or acts of sabotage against oil and gas companies. As the deadly impacts of carbon emissions grow ever clearer, the fossil fuel industry has increased pressure on lawm…

Gerry Scoppettuolo (2019-10-04). Boston march rejects 'Operation Clean Sweep', attacks on the homeless. liberationnews.org Steel barricades continue to section off parts of Atkinson Street in Boston's South End, creating a militarized backdrop for the brutal and sustained mass eviction.

David Klein (2019-10-04). Think or Swim. thenation.com Climate change activists demand action from our leaders.

Philip A Farruggio (2019-10-04). My America: Raised by the Perpetual War Empire. globalresearch.ca One must surmise that any 'thinking' citizen of ancient Rome probably felt as this writer does concerning my America, the Empire. Perpetual wars, invasions, occupations and colonization of foreign lands either were greeted with a cheerleading feeling, or with apathy …

teleSUR (2019-10-04). Haitians Take to the Streets to Denounce Foreign Interference. telesurenglish.net Several locals demonstrated against international community ¥s interference, this Friday throughout street of Prince Port. They considered this mediation is what keeps in power, president Jovenel Moise. | RELATED: | Haitian Campesino Leaders Join Demand For President Removal | Despite some specific confrontations by some activists with the Police, protests dev…

patrick (2019-10-03). BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti not granted visa to speak at UK Labour Conference fringe events. bdsmovement.net BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti not granted visa to speak at UK Labour Conference fringe events: In the NewsPalestinian voices, including Mr. Barghouti, will still be heard at Conference | Right To BoycottSeptember 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Medea Benjamin (2019-10-03). One Year After Khashoggi's Brutal Murder: Business as Usual? dissidentvoice.org Heinous. Savage. Ghastly. It's hard to find the words to describe the act of luring journalist Jamal Khashoggi into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, suffocating him, chopping him up and dissolving his bones. Yet a year later, governments and business people around the world are eager to forgive and forget — or already have. So …

Medea Benjamin (2019-10-02). One Year After the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi: Business as Usual? mintpressnews.com Who is more evil—the maniacal Saudi crown prince responsible for Khashoggi's murder and the murder of tens of thousands of Yemenis, or the mendacious world leaders and businesspeople who continue to embrace what should be a pariah state?

patrick (2019-10-02). Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath. bdsmovement.net Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath: Open Letter30 Palestinian civil society organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Ramy Shaath, and call on all Palestinian, Arab and international organizations to show solidarity with Ramy's just cause and also…

Dru Maxcy (2019-09-30). Liberation News confronts Boston mayor over police riot vs. anti-fascist protesters. liberationnews.org The violent police repression at the fascist so-called "Straight Pride Parade" — which led to the arrest of 34 counter-protestors and the brutalizing of many more — was only the beginning of a rapidly expanding state-sanctioned attack against left-wing activists and the LGBTQ community in Boston.

patrick (2019-09-25). Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs" bdsmovement.net Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs": UpdateArtists who support justice for all and oppose racism in all forms should be aware of CCFP's deception and steer clear of its lobbying agenda. | Cultural BoycottSeptember 25, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

PACBI (2019-09-24). Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities. bdsmovement.net Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities : AnalysisAs the University of Cape Town weighs refraining from relations with Israeli Universities enabling the gross violation of Palestinian human rights, renowned South African international law scholar Prof. John Dugard finds that UCT "would be acting in accordance with So…

Fight Back (2019-09-24). Resistance is key: The 2010 FBI raids on anti-war and international solidarity activists. fightbacknews.org Nine years ago, on September 24, 2010, the FBI raided and subpoenaed Midwest anti-war and international solidarity activists in a bogus attempt to discover "material support of terrorism." The FBI's campaign of repression ordered more than 70 FBI agents to raid seven homes and two offices of leading activists in Minneapolis and Chicago. The FBI subpoenaed those raided, and that same morning subpoenaed others in those cities as well as Grand Rapids, Michigan. | Some of those raided were longtime veterans of our movement; some were mothers, some were trade unionists, and some were members of Freedom Road Socialist…

Maia Leonardo (2019-09-22). New Haven activists organize vs. regressive lead safety law, new rezoning, urban development efforts. liberationnews.org Safe housing is a human right!

SAMIR (2019-09-20). Boycott InDnegev Festival 2019. bdsmovement.net Boycott InDnegev Festival 2019: PACBI StatementInDnegev is complicit in Israel's apartheid and ethnic cleansing against Palestinians | Cultural BoycottSeptember 20, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

SAMIR (2019-09-19). Boycott DGTL Tel Aviv Festival 2019. bdsmovement.net Boycott DGTL Tel Aviv Festival 2019: PACBI StatementDGTL Tel Aviv takes place atop the ruins of an ethnically cleansed Palestinian village | Cultural BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

patrick (2019-09-18). Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid. bdsmovement.net Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid.: Action AlertTell multinational corporations to stop investing in fossil fuels and in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. | Economic BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

patrick (2019-09-18). Another German Court rules in favor of supporters of BDS Movement. bdsmovement.net Another German Court rules in favor of supporters of BDS Movement: In the NewsCourt orders City of Bonn to allow Women's Association to participate in festival, ruling their exclusion due to BDS support is "not even remotely justified." | Right To BoycottSeptember 18, 2019 | By: | | The European Legal Support Center

TeleSur English (2019-08-26). Venezuela: Major Gas Explosion Called Act of 'Sabotage'. venezuelanalysis.com Government spokespersons have blamed opposition activists from First Justice Party.

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