2019-10-08: News Headlines

Abaki Beck (2019-10-08). Why Aren't Fossil Fuel Companies Held Accountable for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women? commondreams.org Activists march for missing and murdered Indigenous women at the 2019 Women's March in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Chika Unigwe (2019-10-08). It's Not Just Greta: Why are the Developing World's Inspiring Activists Being Ignored? counterpunch.org Ridhima Pandey was just nine years old in 2017 when she filed a lawsuit against the Indian government for failing to take action against climate change. Pandey's fierce, astounding passion for the environment is not accidental. Her mother is a forestry guard and her father an environmental activist; and the whole family was displaced by More

John W. Whitehead (2019-10-08). Guns For Hire: the US Shouldn't Be Using the Military to Police the Globe. counterpunch.org The American Empire—with its endless wars waged by U.S. military servicepeople who have been reduced to little more than guns for hire: outsourced, stretched too thin, and deployed to far-flung places to police the globe—is approaching a breaking point. War has become a huge money-making venture, and America, with its vast military empire and its incestuous relationship with a host of international defense contractors, is one of its best buyers and sellers. In fact, as Reuters reports, "[President] Trump has gone further than any of his predecessors to act as a salesman for the U.S. defense industry."

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-08). Trump Regime Escalates Economic War on China. globalresearch.ca The US is a declining empire, the more aggressive and widespread its malign activities, the sooner its fall from grace will arrive. Vaunted Pentagon forces failed to defeat Taliban fighters in Afghanistan after 18 years of trying, nor Syrian resistance …

Animal Liberation Press Office (2019-10-08). Michigan's largest deer processing facility severely damaged in fire. indybay.org Press Office note: There has been no claim by animal liberation activists for this action as of this posting.

Santa Cruz Indivisible (2019-10-08). Spanish for Activists. indybay.org Aptos Public Library | 7695 Soquel Dr, Aptos…

Emily Williams, Theo LeQuesne (2019-10-08). The University of California Finally Has Divested From Fossil Fuels. thenation.com The University of California Finally Has Divested From Fossil Fuels…

Staff (2019-10-07). With Rikers Island Jail to Close, Activists Fight Against Four New Jails. therealnews.com Eddie Conway speaks to Brittany Williams and Ngozi Alston from No New Jails NYC about the four new jails planned for construction in New York in 2020, which have $11 billion earmarked for their construction and will be the tallest jails in the world. They say these will continue the legacy of mass incarceration.

John Feffer (2019-10-07). The New Age of Protest. counterpunch.org Led by young people, climate strikers blocked traffic on two mornings at the end of last month in Washington, DC. On the first day, protestors chained themselves to a boat three blocks from the White House, and 32 activists were arrested. On the second day, activists targeted the EPA and Trump International Hotel. It was More

The Canary (2019-10-07). Climate protesters block roads in London and across Europe to demand urgent action. thecanary.co Extinction Rebellion activists have blocked major roads in London and other cities across Europe at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding urgent action to deal with the world's climate crisis.Demonstrators marched through central London as they kicked off two weeks of activities designed to disrupt the city. London police said some 135 climate activists had been arrested.Extinction Rebellion said protesters from the XR Peace group were arrested as they blocked Victoria Embankment, outside the Ministry of Defence.Among those arrested was 81-year-old Sarah Lasenby, a retire…

teleSUR (2019-10-07). India: Top Court Orders Halt Cutting Trees for Metro Project. telesurenglish.net India's Supreme Court asked officials of the eastern state of Maharasthra to stop cutting the Aarey forest area after widespread protests which ended in police brutality and arrest of activists. | RELATED: | Heavy Rainfall in India Kills Over 1,600 People Since June | The trees were cut in the financial capital Mumbai for an ambitious subway project that has sparked protests from activists opposed to the felling to build a train parking shed. | "We direct the Maharashtra Government…

Ruth Milka (2019-10-07). Two women face 110 years in prison for attempting to sabotage the Dakota Access pipeline. nationofchange.org Two Catholic worker activists have been indicted on charges for their efforts to try and stop the Dakota Access pipeline. If found guilty, the women face up to 110 years in prison as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. | Two years ago Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek confessed to acts of sabotage on the Dakota Access pipeline, including damaging pipeline vale sites using a welding torch. The women claimed that the actions were necessary to protect the rivers and waterways that the pipline's construction threatened. According to The Intercept, the woman reported that they had "no choice but to a…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-07). Because What Kevin McAleenan's DHS Does Speaks "Louder Than His Words," Activists Boo Him Offstage. commondreams.org When the protesters began shouting the names of children who died in federal immigration custody, McAleenan walked offstage. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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.

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.

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 (2019-10-02). 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…

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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