2019-10-12: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-10-12). Dortmund, Germany withdraws prestigious award from the author Kamila Shamsie over support for BDS. wsws.org The withdrawal of the prize is yet another case of censorship by the German state and local authorities, which claim to oppose anti-Semitism but in fact suppress and criminalise any criticism of the Israeli government's right-wing policies.

Leighton Akio Woodhouse (2019-10-12). In Iowa, Politicians Protect the Meat Industry by Making Animal Rights Activists Criminals. theintercept.com Our short documentary tells the story of one undercover investigator whose footage of a pig factory farm is at the center of Iowa's ag-gag backlash.

Richard Moser (2019-10-11). The Empire Is Running Out of War Stories. Or is it? Will American Exceptionalism Rise Again? counterpunch.org American Exceptionalism remains one of the innermost ideas shaping our national identity and still lies behind all of the war stories used to justify US foreign policy. Exceptionalism has been a part of American culture since the very first European settlers landed. At its core, exceptionalism places America outside of normal history into a category More

The Canary (2019-10-11). Climate breakdown activists 'wallpaper' government department with science reports. thecanary.co Environmental activists have 'wallpapered' the front of a government department with pages of science detailing the climate impact of fracked gas.A group of protesters, many dressed in boiler suits, pasted printouts of a study by climate scientist Professor Robert Howarth of Cornell University in the US, showing the effects of fracked gas on fossil fuels.The group pasted the pages on the revolving doors, walls and windows of the department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Dublin.The move is the flagship action of Extinction Rebellion week in the city.Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors wallpa…

Medea Benjamin (2019-10-11). Crises in Iraq and Haiti Expose the Failure of Militarized Neoliberalism. globalresearch.ca This season could be called the Autumn of Discontent, as people from the Middle East to Latin America and the Caribbean have been rising up against corrupt neoliberal governments. Two of the countries in crisis, Haiti and Iraq, are on …

Staff (2019-10-11). Headlines for October 11, 2019. democracynow.org Civilians Killed & Forced to Flee Turkish Military Offensive in Northern Syria, Two Associates of Trump's Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Arrested at Dulles Airport, Prince Estate Slams Trump for Using "Purple Rain" at Minneapolis Rally, "Trans Lives Matter": Activists Interrupt CNN Democratic Town Hall, Ethiopian Prime Minister Wins 100th Nobel Peace Prize, Olga Tokarczuk & Peter Handke Win Nobel Prize for Literature, Iranian Oil Tanker Struck in Red Sea, Ecuador: Five Killed Amid Anti-Austerity Protests, News Outlet Splinter Shutting Down, Asylum Seekers Protest "Remain in Mexico" Policy on Brownsville Bridge, Gymnast Sim…

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 …

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…

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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