2019-11-07: News Headlines

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-11-07). Watching My Students Turn Into Soldiers of Empire. truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. | Patches, pins, medals, and badges are the visible signs of an exclusive military culture, a silent language by which soldiers and officers judge each other's experiences, accomplishments, and general worth. In July 2001, when I first walked through the gate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point at the ripe young age of 17, the "combat patch" on one's right shoulder — evidence of a deployment with a specific unit — had more resonance than colorful medals like Ranger badges reflecting specific ski…

Medea Benjamin (2019-11-07). Neoliberalism's Children Rise Up to Demand Justice in Chile and the World. globalresearch.ca In this Autumn of Discontent, people …

Fred_F (2019-11-07). The 'quiet Australians' that Morrison fears. greenleft.org.au Climate Pip HinmanIssue 1244 AustraliaNovember 7, 2019It is worthwhile listening to Prime Minister Scott Morrison's speech to the Queensland Resources Council on November 1, where he rails against "progressivism" and the…

Workers World staff (2019-11-06). NYC: Subway protest vs. cop brutality. workers.org Over 1,000 militant activists streamed into main streets in downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 1 to protest recent police attacks on people of color and young people. A few days before, a video went viral that exposed New York Police Department cops attacking a group of teenagers at a Brooklyn subway . . . | Continue reading NYC: Subway protest vs. cop brutality at Workers.org

Aimee Cree Dunn (2019-11-06). An Open Letter to Climate Activists in the Northwoods…and Beyond. counterpunch.org From a talk delivered November 1, 2019. Northern Michigan University Sonderegger Symposium: Anishinaabek: East, South, West, North. Marquette, MI. Overview I'm going to cut straight to the point: averting climate change is not going stop the global collapse of the planet as we know it. Don't get me wrong. Climate change is a global More

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies (2019-11-06). Neoliberalism's Children Rise Up to Demand Justice in Chile and the World. commondreams.org If Chenoweth is right and the million Chileans in the street have breached the tipping point for successful non-violent popular democracy, Chile may be leading the way to a global political and economic revolution. (Photo: RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-11-06). The First Step to Averting Climate Catastrophe. truthdig.com The Pentagon is the single largest consumer of oil on the planet. Its war machine must be dismantled if we hope to preserve our biosphere.

teleSUR (2019-11-06). Chile Prosecutor To Probe 14 Policemen for Alleged Torture. telesurenglish.net A Chilean prosecutor on Wednesday said he would seek court approval to investigate 14 police officers for allegedly torturing protesters during almost three weeks of intense unrest and rioting in the country. | RELATED: | Chilean Activists Sue Piñera Over Crimes Against Humanity During Protests | Manual Guerra, the prosecutor for Santiago East, said the investigation was related to two separate cases during a nine-day state of emergency in the capital Santiago from O…

teleSUR (2019-11-06). Chile's Piñera Increases Minimum Wage, Protests Continue. telesurenglish.net Amid massive protests and unrest calling for the government's resignation and a total overhaul of the political and economic system, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera signed Wednesday a bill that establishes a minimum income for workers of 350,000 pesos, about US$475. | RELATED: | Chilean Activists Sue Piñera Over Crimes Against Humanity During Protests | The reform is a state subsidy that will benefit 540,000 vulnerable workers whose salaries exceed the current min…

Fight Back (2019-11-06). FRSO condemns wave of repression against trade unionists, progressive activists in Philippines. fightbacknews.org Freedom Road Socialist Organization stands in opposition to the wave of political repression that is being unleashed in the Philippines. The U.S.-backed regime of President Duterte has carried out a series of raids on homes and offices, jailing more than 60 participants in the progressive and national democratic movement. | According to reports, among those arrested in the raids were 40 members of the militant labor movement Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU)/May First Movement. Leaders of the KMU have toured the U.S. in the past, speaking of their struggle for justice and a better way of life. They need our solidarity now.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-11-06). 'Vindication' for Climate Activists as UK Court Rules London Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests Unlawful. commondreams.org "XR protesters have been raising the alarm about the climate crisis. We need to listen to that alarm, not outlaw it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-11-06). Headlines for November 6, 2019. democracynow.org Democrats Take Virginia Legislature & Beat Trump-Backed Governor in Kentucky, NYC Approves Ranked-Choice Voting; Tucson Voters Reject Sanctuary City Measure, JPMorgan CEO Accuses Warren of "Vilifying" Richest Americans, Sondland Now Says There Was Quid Pro Quo on Ukraine, Scientists: Humanity Risks "Untold Suffering" from Climate Change, Brazilians Protest the Largest Oil Auction in Brazilian History, Activists Arrested After Blockading Port of Vancouver in Pipeline Protest, 9 Members of Mormon Family Murdered in Mexico, Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Stabbed in Hong Kong, Israeli Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Expelling…

PACBI (2019-11-05). Gaza Championship Football Team Urges Argentina and Uruguay National Teams to Cancel "Friendly" Match in Apartheid Israel. bdsmovement.net Gaza Championship Football Team Urges Argentina and Uruguay National Teams to Cancel "Friendly" Match in Apartheid Israel: Open LetterIn an open letter, Khadamat Rafah, the top Gaza League football team, urges Argentina and Uruguay national teams to cancel "friendly" match in apartheid Tel Aviv. Israel denied Khadamat Rafah permits to travel to the 2019 Palestine Cup, causing the finals…

Fight Back (2019-11-05). NYC protest demands release of activists, union members jailed in Philippines. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Several dozen organizers and community members gathered outside the Philippine Consulate on 5th Avenue, November 4, to demand that the government of the Philippines release the 62 organizers of legal, mass organizations who were arrested Negros and Metro Manila. | The emergency rally was called as the Duterte Regime amped up its repression. On October 26, the military dropped 500-pound bombs on Samar Island to further crackdown on organizing. This was followed by raids on the regional offices of GABRIELA, BAYAN MUNA, and the National Federation of Sugar Workers on October 31. During these raids, 60…

Jamal Rich (2019-11-04). Topic at coming West Coast gathering: Imagining a world without police. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—Alex S. Vitale, sociology professor at Brooklyn College, will be featured here on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5-7 p.m., in The End of Policing, an evening of conversation with local activists on abolition of policing. The event, at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, is sponsored by the Northern California Communist Party, …

Staff (2019-11-04). Remembering the Greensboro Massacre of 1979, When KKK & Nazis Killed 5 People in Broad Daylight. democracynow.org Hundreds gathered this weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of the Greensboro massacre, when 40 Ku Klux Klansmen and American Nazis opened fire on an anti-Klan demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina, killing five anti-racist activists in a span of 88 seconds. Those killed were members of the Communist Workers' Party. Ten other activists were injured. No one was convicted in the massacre, but a jury did find the Greensboro police liable for cooperating with the Ku Klux Klan in a wrongful death. Local pastors in Greensboro are now calling on the City Council to issue an apology for the events that led to the 1…

PACBI (2019-11-02). Tell Argentina and Uruguay: There's Nothing Friendly About Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net Tell Argentina and Uruguay: There's Nothing Friendly About Israeli Apartheid: Action AlertUrge Argentina and Uruguay national football teams to stand with Palestinian footballers and cancel the "friendly" match in apartheid Israel. Red Card IsraelNovember 2, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Gary Olson (2019-11-02). The Empire, Trump and Intra-Ruling Class Conflict. dissidentvoice.org Over the past few months President Trump has unilaterally by Tweet and telephone begun to dismantle the U.S. military's involvement in the Middle East. The irony is amazing, because in a general overarching narrative sense, this is what the marginalized antiwar movement has been trying to do for decades.1 Prof. Harry Targ, in his important …

Fight Back (2019-11-02). Condemn mass arrest and Duterte regime's heightened fascist drive. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Nov. 2 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns in the strongest terms the mass arrest of activist workers, peasants, women, and media practitioners over the past few days in Bacolod, Escalante and Manila. Police arrested and detained more than 60 people belonging to various sectoral organizations. More than five children were also accosted. | The CPP condemns the statement issued by Malacañang which makes the patently false claim that the arrested activists in Bacolod City were members of th…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-11-01). Venezuelan Leftist Parties and Unions Stage Protest, Demand Gov't Answers. venezuelanalysis.com Dozens of activists demanded better wages and respect for collective bargaining rights.

Staff (2019-10-31). Headlines for October 31, 2019. democracynow.org Tens of Thousands Evacuate as New Blazes Erupt in Fire-Ravaged California, Chile Calls Off U.N. Climate Talks Amid Massive Protests Against Inequality, Protesters Confront JPMorgan Chase CEO Over Fossil Fuel Investments, Youth Climate Activists Stage Sit-In at House Speaker Pelosi's Office, Keystone Pipeline Breach Spills Oil in North Dakota, House Readies Vote to Formalize Impeachment Process, Top Immigration Official Grilled Over Move to Deport Critically Ill Immigrants, "Not Qualified" Rating from Bar Association Draws Tears from Judicial Nominee, India to Split Jammu and Kashmir Into Two Territories Controlle…

Liberation News Champaign-Urbana (2019-10-30). University of Illinois leadership attacks solidarity with Palestine. liberationnews.org Activists condemn false conflation of anti-zionism with anti-semitism.

Staff (2019-10-30). Chesa Boudin, Son of 1960s Radicals, Runs for San Francisco DA on Criminal Justice Reform Platform. democracynow.org Chesa Boudin is running for San Francisco district attorney as the latest candidate in a wave of decarceral prosecutors running for office across the United States. Bernie Sanders and other leading progressives have endorsed Boudin, who is a public defender and the child of Weather Underground activists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert. His parents were imprisoned when Boudin was a toddler. These experiences have given him a first-hand view of "how broken our criminal justice system is," he says. "My earliest memories are going through steel gates and metal detectors just to see my parents, just to give them a hug.

Roger Bybee (2019-10-29). How Soldiers Brought a Halt to the U.S. War Machine. progressive.org Opposition to the Vietnam war burst into a wide range of activism, including wearing anti-war buttons while in uniform, petitions and demonstrations, guerrilla theater, staging hearings about war crimes, and throwing away the medals they earned.

PACBI (2019-10-25). Protests planned in 20 countries against PUMA's support for illegal Israeli settlements. bdsmovement.net Protests planned in 20 countries against PUMA's support for illegal Israeli settlements: UpdateActions in more than 50 locations are planned as part of a coordinated initiative to protest PUMA's sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes football teams in illegal Israeli settlements. | Red Card Israel Boycott PumaOctober 26…

PACBI (2019-10-25). Do You Own Puma Sportswear? Join #RebrandPuma! bdsmovement.net Do You Own Puma Sportswear? Join #RebrandPuma! : Action AlertIf you purchased Puma gear before the company decided to support Israel's illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian land, rebrand it by writing "Boycott" over the logo! | Red Card Israel Boycott PumaOctober 25, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

patrick (2019-10-17). Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. bdsmovement.net Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief: In the NewsThe BDS movement does not tolerate any act or discourse which adopts or promotes, among others, anti-Black racism, anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, xenophobia, or homophobia. | Right To BoycottJuly 15, 20…

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)

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-04). MSM "Protects" Fake Whistleblower, Twitter Bans Egypt Activists & Iraq In Chaos After Naming Israel. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/3/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

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