2020-02-11: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-02-11). MLB to Cancel Roger Waters' Tour Promotions Over BDS Support. telesurenglish.net Major League Baseball (MLB) has made the decision to stop promoting Roger Waters' tour due to his ongoing support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the Associated Press reported on Sunday. | RELATED: | The MLB, which was sponsoring ticket pre-sales for Waters' "This is Not a Drill" tour, made the decision to halt its promotion following criticisms from Jewish advocacy groups, the report said. | A…

Staff (2020-02-11). Headlines for February 11, 2020. democracynow.org New Hampshire Voters Head to Polls for First Primary of 2020, Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1,000, with Over 42,000 Confirmed Cases, Chuck Schumer Calls for Investigation into Trump's Retaliation-Motivated Firings, DOJ Reviewing Ukraine Info from Giuliani, DOJ Charges 4 Chinese Military Hackers in 2017 Equifax Breach, El Salvador President Bukele and Armed Officers Confront Lawmakers over Military Funding, Fears Mount for 5 Activists Detained in Philippines, Sinn Féin Scores Major Victory in Ireland, Syrian and Turkish Forces Step Up Attacks as 100,000s Face Humanitarian Disaster, Massive Locust Swarms Threaten Cro…

John Whitehead (2020-02-11). We're All in This Together: A Case for Not Giving Up on the American Dream. mintpressnews.com America has been a warring nation—a military empire intent on occupation and conquest—for so long that perhaps we, the citizens of this warring nation, have forgotten what it means to live in peace, with the world and one another.

Whitney Webb (2020-02-11). Buttigieg Campaign Aggressively Targeting Progressive Activists, Media. mintpressnews.com Between efforts to censor information critical of Buttigieg on social media and harass independent media outlets and their reporters at his rallies, it appears that a concerted effort is underway to control the narrative around the DNC primaries…

Philip A Farruggio (2020-02-11). In Our American Empire, "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break…" globalresearch.ca Kudos to the 1941 W.C. Fields comedy film "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break" for the inspiration. Well, this certainly does fit with what is transpiring now in our American Empire. | This writer lives in an area I have …

sputniknews (2020-02-11). So Long, Farewell: US Air Force Looks to Retire 44 A-10 Warthogs. sputniknews.com The US Air Force's fiscal year 2021 budget has revealed that the service is set to retire 44 of its A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, a slew of attack planes that had previously been designated for divestment the year prior.

sputniknews (2020-02-11). 'Total Farce': Trial of Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Activists Begins. sputniknews.com The trial began Tuesday of four Embassy Protection Collective activists arrested last May for defending Venezuela's Washington, DC, embassy from opposition seizure. A Sputnik journalist reported the opposition, which continues to harass activists, has let the facility fall into disrepair as Juan Guaido's coup movement continues to stall.

Leo Zeilig (2020-02-10). Climate Change and Rebellion: an interview with John Molyneux. mronline.org In an interview with the socialist writer and activist, John Molyneux, ROAPE's Leo Zeilig asks him about climate change, capitalism and socialist transformation. In an important initiative John has recently founded the Global Ecosocialist Network (GEN) which brings together activists and researchers from across the Global North and South. |

Alan Macleod (2020-02-10). Journalist Abby Martin Sues State of Georgia Over Law Requiring Pledge of Allegiance to Israel. mintpressnews.com "This censorship of my talk based on forced compliance to anti-BDS laws in Georgia is just one level of a nationwide campaign to protect Israel from grassroots pressure."

teleSUR (2020-02-10). Youth Climate Activists Occupy BlackRock in Paris, 17 Arrested. telesurenglish.net About a hundred of climate activists invaded United States asset manager BlackRock's office in central Paris Monday, calling for the fund to pull out of fossil fuel investments. | RELATED: | Green activists ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãmanaged to enter the building and to reach the fourth floor – mostly students from high…

Staff (2020-02-10). Headlines for February 10, 2020. democracynow.org Coronavirus Deaths Soar as First U.S. Citizen Succumbs to Disease, Iowa Dem. Party Officially Gives Buttigieg the Lead as Candidates Prepare for New Hampshire Vote, Trump Budget Seeks Boost to Military and Nuclear Spending, Cuts to Social Programs and EPA, Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan, Trump Fires Key Impeachment Figures Following Acquittal, Thai Soldier Kills 29 People in Shooting Rampage, Brazilian Police Kill Hitman Suspected of Involvement in Marielle Franco's Assassination, Temperature Reaches Record-Breaking 65 Degrees in Antarctica, Extinction Rebellion Activists Demand New York Divest from Foss…

pip.hinman (2020-02-10). Activists oppose Trump's 'deal' on Palestine. greenleft.org.au

The Canary (2020-02-09). Thousands protest in Morocco against Donald Trump's plans for the Middle East. thecanary.co Thousands of people have marched in Morocco's capital to protest against US President Donald Trump's so-called peace plan for the Middle East.Demonstrators also oppose what they see as the Moroccan Government's lenient position toward it.Political leaders from Islamists to left-wing figures took part in the march through Rabat alongside union members, activists and members of civil society groups.Women chant slogans during the demonstration in Rabat (Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP)Palestinian flags and chants animated the scene as protesters criticised the Trump-led initiative.The marchers also expressed frustration with Mor…

Fight Back (2020-02-07). Indigenous activists opposing pipeline project attacked, arrested by Canadian police. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – In the early morning hours of February 6, officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) invaded territory belonging to the peoples of the Wet'suwet'en Nation, attacking indigenous activists and supporters who are actively opposing a pipeline project that will cut across Wet'suwet'en land. At least six land protectors were arrested and several others, including members of the media on the scene, were detained and removed from Wet'suwet'en territory by the RCMP. | This escalation is only the most recent incident in a conflict which began back in 2018 but whose true origins extend back to wh…

Venezuela Analysis (2020-02-06). Embassy Protection Collective: "We Are Not the Ones Who Violated the Law" theantimedia.com In this exclusive interview, VA talks to the activists who defended the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC ahead of their trial.

Medea Benjamin (2020-02-02). Why aren't Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon? zcomm.org The tinder for a revolutionary movement is everywhere…

splcenter (2020-01-23). Animated by Conspiracy Theories, Far-Right Extremists Seize Opportunity to Rally Around Guns in Virginia. splcenter.org Far-right extremists — from antigovernment activists and heavily armed militias to organized hate groups — came together Monday for a show of force in Richmond, Virginia, to oppose statewide gun safety proposals.

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