2020-02-23: News Headlines

Joseph Essertier (2020-02-23). Our First Amendment or Our Empire, But Not Both. zcomm.org At long last we (i.e., Americans) are forced to make a clear choice—either preserve the freedoms established by the First Amendment in 1791, or toss them aside and obstinately plod on with our exceptionalism…

teleSUR (2020-02-22). 'Don't Extradite Assange' is the Shout at London's Streets. telesurenglish.net In London, hundreds of free speech activists Saturday marched from the Australia House to Parliament Square in support of RELATED: | Beginning Feb. 24, London's Woolwich Crown Court will…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-02-22). Who Is Really in Control of US Foreign Policy? globalresearch.ca First published on January 2, 2020 | Baron Nathan Mayer de Rothschild once said "I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the British Empire on which the sun never sets. The man that controls …

Hamzah Akhtar and Kay Glover (2020-02-21). Freedom of movement is a fundamental freedom and there is an alternative to borders. thecanary.co This is a guest post from Hamzah Akhtar and Kay Glover who are activists with Our Future Now and helped organise the Imagine if, through no fault of your own, you were no longer able to make a livelihood because of the destructive effects of climate change. Imagine if you weren't able to live a peaceful life because of conflict ravaging your country. Perhaps you were a farmer who could no longer have goats graze on the land because of the p…

Richard Moser (2020-02-21). One Winning Way to Build the Peace Movement and One Losing Way. counterpunch.org Q. What cloaks the empire and turns a mighty movement into a mirage? A. Narrow partisan politics. When anti-war activism plays second-fiddle to "follow the leader" the chosen champion and the opposing villian loom so large that they become the main focus of attention obscuring the empire and dumbing the movement down. But, build independent

Fight Back (2020-02-20). Immigrant rights activists rally at MN capitol for driver's licenses for all. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – More than 40 immigrant rights activists from all over the state of Minnesota rallied at the capitol here, February 11, the opening day of the legislative session. People traveled from as far as Zimmerman and Rochester to participate in the action. The rally and lobbying action were organized by Minnesota Immigrant Movement (MIM) and Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC). Activists asked the Minnesota legislature to support driver's licenses for all and to make Minnesota a sanctuary state. | Dressed in red, MIM and MIRAC members rallied in the rotunda of the capitol, calling on represe…

Alan MacLeod (2020-02-20). Cop-Hating Vandals or Pro-Democracy Activists? – Depends whose police are being protested. fair.org The "cop-hating vandals" poured glue on three turnstiles and "placed large stickers throughout the subway station" (New York Post, The New York Police Department (NYPD) can generally rely on corporate media as allies on controversial police issues. A case in point was the New York subway protests earlier this month, in which the activist group

Staff (2020-02-17). Headlines for February 17, 2020. democracynow.org Americans Aboard Cruise Ship Repatriated as 71,000 Global Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed, 1,100+ Ex-DOJ Staff Call on Attorney General Barr to Resign, Sen. Klobuchar Can't Say Name of Mexican President, Sen. Sanders Calls Out Bloomberg on Campaign Trail, Bloomberg's Company Faced Years of Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuits, LGBT Activists of Color Call Out Pete Buttigieg for Ties to Big Money, Conservative Positions, Airstrikes Kill 31 People, Including Children, in Yemen, Intensifying Syrian Gov't Offensive Has Displaced 800,000 Civilians Since December, Airstrike Kills 8 Civilians in Afghanistan as U…

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…

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Our First Amendment or Our Empire, But Not Both
Joseph Essertier | zcomm.org | 2020-02-23
At long last we (i.e., Americans) are forced to make a clear choice–either preserve the freedoms established by the First Amendment in 1791, or toss them aside and obstinately plod on with our exceptionalism…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/our-first-amendmen…

Who Is Really in Control of US Foreign Policy?
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-22
First published on January 2, 2020 | Baron Nathan Mayer de Rothschild once said "I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the British Empire on which the sun never sets. The man that controls …
globalresearch.ca/who-really-control-us-foreign-policy/5699317

'Don't Extradite Assange' is the Shout at London's Streets
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-22
In London, hundreds of free speech activists Saturday marched from the Australia House to Parliament Square in support of Julian Assange who faces a court that will decide whether or not to be extradited to the United States. | RELATED: | Europe's Human Rights Watchdog Opposes Assange's Extradition | Beginning Feb. 24, London's Woolwich Crown Court will…
telesurenglish.net/news/Dont-Extradite-A…

One Winning Way to Build the Peace Movement and One Losing Way
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-21
Q. What cloaks the empire and turns a mighty movement into a mirage? A. Narrow partisan politics. When anti-war activism plays second-fiddle to "follow the leader" the chosen champion and the opposing villian loom so large that they become the main focus of attention obscuring the empire and dumbing the movement down. But, build independent…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/21/one-winning-…

Freedom of movement is a fundamental freedom and there is an alternative to borders
Hamzah Akhtar and Kay Glover | thecanary.co | 2020-02-21
This is a guest post from Hamzah Akhtar and Kay Glover who are activists with Our Future Now and helped organise the Freedom of Movement 2.0 conference attended by The Canary. | Imagine if, through no fault of your own, you were no longer able to make a livelihood because of the destructive effects of climate change. Imagine if you weren't able to live a peaceful life because of conflict ravaging your country. Perhaps you were a farmer who could no longer have goats graze on the land because of the p…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/02/21/freedom-of-movement-is-a-fundamental-freedom-and-there-is-an-alternative-to-borders/

Immigrant rights activists rally at MN capitol for driver's licenses for all
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-20
St. Paul, MN – More than 40 immigrant rights activists from all over the state of Minnesota rallied at the capitol here, February 11, the opening day of the legislative session. People traveled from as far as Zimmerman and Rochester to participate in the action. The rally and lobbying action were organized by Minnesota Immigrant Movement (MIM) and Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC). Activists asked the Minnesota legislature to support driver's licenses for all and to make Minnesota a sanctuary state. | Dressed in red, MIM and MIRAC members rallied in the rotunda of the capitol, calling on represe…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/19/immigran…

Cop-Hating Vandals or Pro-Democracy Activists? – Depends whose police are being protested
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2020-02-20
The "cop-hating vandals" poured glue on three turnstiles and "placed large stickers throughout the subway station" (New York Post, 2/5/20). | The New York Police Department (NYPD) can generally rely on corporate media as allies on controversial police issues. A case in point was the New York subway protests earlier this month, in which the activist group Decolonize This Place…
fair.org/home/cop-hating-vandals-or-pro-…

Solidarity activists report on visit to Venezuela
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-14
international solidarity Chris SleeIssue 1253 Australia Venezuela MelbourneFebruary 14, 2020Three solidarity activists who recently returned from Venezuela addressed a meeting organised by the Ve…
greenleft.org.au/content/solidarity-activists-report-visit-venezuela

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

Embassy Protection Collective: "We Are Not the Ones Who Violated the Law"

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