2019-10-10: News Headlines

Ron Ridenour (2019-10-10). Obama: the Greatest War President. dissidentvoice.org Jeremy Kuzmarov has written a seminal book, Obama's Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State (Clarity Press, August 2019), on the US Military Empire led for eight years by a black-faced president residing in the African slave-constructed White House. The author peals the imperial white mask off the black skin in …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies (2019-10-10). Crises in Iraq and Haiti Expose the Failure of Militarized Neoliberalism. commondreams.org Not only are they reeling from protests against government corruption and austerity programs, like Ecuador and Algeria, but in both Haiti and Iraq, their corrupt neoliberal governments were imposed on them by the use of U.S. military force. (Photo: Iraqi Protesters/ AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jonathan Ofir (2019-10-10). Israel Prepares to Deport BDS Co-founder Omar Barghouti. globalresearch.ca Israel's Minister of the Interior says he is taking action to force Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, out of the country. | I intend to act quickly to deprive Omar Barghouti of residency status in …

Staff (2019-10-10). Rojava Defends Feminist Revolution Against Turkish Invaders. truthout.org | | Up to 60,000 civilians are fleeing the border area between Turkey and the autonomous region of Rojava in northeast Syria, where clashes between Kurdish militias and Turkish forces continued for a second day on Thursday. The Turkish invasion threatens the radically decentralized and democratic social revolution in Rojava, including women-led political movements and projects that have inspired activists across the globe, and stand in sharp contrast to the patriarchy and authoritarianism that defines much…

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Extinction Rebellion Protesters Try to Occupy London Airport. telesurenglish.net Climate-change protesters descended on London City Airport Thursday, gluing themselves to the terminal building and dancing on a roof but ultimately failing to cancel flights. | RELATED: | Mass Arrests of Climate Change Protestors In World Capitals | Protest organizers Extinction Rebellion had vowed to occupy the airport's terminal and shut down ope…

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Progressives Condemn Murder of Peasant Leader in Honduras. telesurenglish.net Activists denounced a recent murder of a peasant leader. The dead leader was identified as Marcos Tulio Cruz Cruz, who was a farmer linked to land recovery processes and a victim of violent eviction. | RELATED: | Honduran Environmentalist Killed, UN Demands Investigation | According to the report of the Center for the Study of Democracy (Cespad), the victim's body was found in a dump, with signs of torture and wounds from machete and bullets. | Cruz Cruz was kidnapped Tuesday from…

Nino Pagliccia (2019-10-10). The Apotheosis of Emperors. Understanding the History of Empires in the 21st Century. globalresearch.ca feature image: Augustus | Sometimes it may be instructive to look beyond foreign policy and pay attention to the actors and their words. I was struck by one of Trump's tweets of this week not because of the threatening reference to …

SAMIR (2019-10-10). Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid! bdsmovement.net Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid! : Action AlertHelp appeal to Bollywood stars booked to perform in Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottOctober 10, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Fight Back (2019-10-09). Milwaukee: Residents urge the council to fund jobs and community, not more police. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee's city council (called the Common Council) held a joint public meeting for the city's 2020 budget, October 7. Residents came into city hall that evening, and a majority shared a similar message: put money into city services and divest from the Milwaukee Police Department. | Milwaukee residents came to this meeting with concern about the amount of money being allotted to the Milwaukee Police Department. Most who spoke requested that elected officials put funding into services such as street repair, clean drinking water, and neighborhood services. | Paul Spink, state president of the Ameri…

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.

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.

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)

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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