2020-02-12: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-02-12). Top 10: Turkey's most-visited museums in 2019. yenisafak.com Anatolia, one of the oldest settlements in the world, bears the remnants of many of the world's major empires and civilizations from the time of the Hittites up to the Ottoman period.The rich history, culture and art offered at the museums across Turkey attract millions of domestic and international tourists alike.According to official data, Turkey's museums and archaeological sites, which operate under the Culture and Tourism Ministry, welcomed a total of 35.048.417 visitors, a 24 percent rise compared to the previous year.In 2018, the number of the visitors stood at 28.145.550.One of Istanbul's famous landmarks…

RT (2020-02-11). Jussie Smollett indicted in Chicago on multiple counts in relation to 2019 hoax attack. rt.com Actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on several counts, stemming from him falsely claiming to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. He was previously charged over the hoax, only to see the charges dropped. | The charges against the former 'Empire' star were filed by special prosecutor Dan Webb and confirmed by the Cook County Clerk's Office on Tuesday. Smollett was indicted on six counts, including disorderly conduct, all related to lying to law enforcement or filing false police reports. | "A Cook County grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging Jussie Smollett with making four separat…

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…

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.

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…

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 …

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."

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

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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