2020-01-21: News Headlines

sputniknews (2020-01-21). Gantz Calls for Jordan Valley Annexation, 'Hopes Trump Releases Peace Plan Soon'. sputniknews.com Previously, Benny Gantz had opposed the publication of Trump's peace plan during the campaign, describing it as 'outright intervention' in the Israeli election.

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-21). US Gov Was Found Guilty In MLK's Assassination, Virginia Update & Israeli Gov "Proof" Of Iran Nukes. 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 (1/20/19). 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 …

Labor Video Project (2020-01-21). Martin Luther King San Francisco Labor Council Breakfast Protested. indybay.org Trade unionists and community activists protested at the Martin Luther King Day Breakfast on 1/20/20. They charged that the breakfast did not change the continuing gentrification and racism against Black workers in San Francisco.

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-01-21). Meeting on taking #OUTNOW Trump/Pence must go, to a new level. indybay.org Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. | 1187 Franklin St. @ Geary | San Francisco…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-01-21). The US and Iran's Perpetual Almost-War is Unsustainable — and Will End Badly. counterpunch.org Today Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei gave his first Friday sermon in Tehran for eight years to an audience of thousands, as he tried to calm down the furious public reaction to the Revolutionary Guards mistakenly shooting down a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers, then proceeding to lie about their responsibility for three days. Khameinei

WSWS (2020-01-21). UK Counter Terrorism Policing document seeks to outlaw political dissent. wsws.org The "guidance document" lists prominent left-wing, anti-war and environmental groups alongside far-right, fascist and white supremacist organisations.

WSWS (2020-01-21). Germany: New links found between Làºbcke murder, neo-fascist NSU and the secret service. wsws.org The links between the series of murders carried out by the neo-Nazi terrorist group NSU, the murder of Kassel's District President Walter Làºbcke (CDU) and the secret service are closer than previously known.

James C. Nelson (2020-01-21). Another Date That Will Live in Infamy: 10 Years After Citizens United. counterpunch.org On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down one of its worst and most activist decisions ever. Indeed, in terms of harm caused and likelihood for future harm, the Court's decision in Citizen's United is, likely, the most pernicious Supreme Court decision ever issued in our nation's history. A historical

Tiffany Muller (2020-01-21). Get the Money Out of Politics: 10 Years After Citizens United. counterpunch.org Ten years ago this week, the Supreme Court released its disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision. The court, either through remarkable naivety or sheer malevolence, essentially married two terrible ideas: that "money equals speech" and that "corporations are people." The ruling put a for sale sign on our democracy, opening up a flood of corporate, special

Sheldon Richman (2020-01-21). Warmonger Cotton Accuses Antiwar Think Tank of Anti-Semitism. counterpunch.org If you wonder what…

RT (2020-01-21). #VictoryPages: Young Russian designers create 'Endless Letter' using Instagram Stories. rt.com RT's historical tribute to the 75-year anniversary of victory over fascism, #VictoryPages, launches 'Endless Letter' on Instagram. Starting this January the project will run until May. | The Instagram account "Today we live, but tomorrow or in an hour, a minute you are gone," "Mom! Don't make a mistake, don't join the army, stay at home," "The city is destroyed… Sorry for Rostov" — simple and sincere words of…

Alan Macleod (2020-01-20). India Puts Capital on Lockdown as Protests Against Discriminatory Laws Rage on. mintpressnews.com India's government is cracking down, imposing martial-law like conditions amid massive protests against the government's not-so-slow creep towards becoming a full-fledged Hindu supremacist state.

RT (2020-01-20). Media, Hollywood paint Virginia rally as 'extremist' & violent despite its uneventful nature. rt.com Talking heads in the media and Hollywood tried to paint the pro-Second Amendment supporters in Richmond, Virginia as racist or potentially violent, creating a much gloomier image than the one that transpired in reality. | Folks walking around the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond with semi-automatic weapons strapped over their shoulders had anti-gun activists up in arms and concerned, but the pro-Second Amendment protest — which was against new anti-gun measures proposed by Governor Ralph Northam — ended up being quite peaceful. | 'Westworld' actor Jeffrey Wright was similarly bothered by the gun-…

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-20). UN Calls for International Support to the Occupied Palestinian Territory. imemc.org Following a six-day visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, called on the international community to ensure continued commitment and consistent and sustained funding to help alleviate the challenges faced by Palestinians in Gaza …

IMEMC News (2020-01-20). Israeli Court Doubles Prison Sentence Of Detained Palestinian Teen. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, last Thursday, that an Israeli appellate court has accepted an appeal filed by the prosecutor's office demanding to raise the prison sentence of a detained Palestinian teen from the 18 years to life in prison. The PPS stated that the ruling was part …

IMEMC News (2020-01-20). Due To Ongoing Israeli Excavations, Seven Jerusalem Families Ordered To Evict Their Homes. imemc.org The City Council in occupied Jerusalem issued orders, on Sunday evening, instructing seven Palestinian families in Bab as-Silsila (Chain Gate) neighborhood to leave their homes due to ongoing Israeli excavations under them, rendering the properties unsafe. Jerusalem Governor Adnan Gheith told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the …

IMEMC News (2020-01-20). PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct fifteen Palestinians In West Bank" imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the army brought with them two imprisoned Palestinians, identified as Miqdad al-Qawasmi and Mo'tasem Natsha, and violently searched …

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-20). Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More. imemc.org Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. | In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented.

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-20). UN Experts Unveil Letter Condemning Germany's Targeting of BDS Movement. imemc.org Five United Nations special rapporteurs have unveiled a letter to the German government censuring a German law that targets a pro-Palestinian boycott movement while insisting that criticism of the Israeli regime "is not anti-Semitic." The UN experts made the letter public this week, after the 60-day reply period ended …

IMEMC News (2020-01-20). Israel Orders The Demolition Of Four Homes In Jerusalem. imemc.org An Israeli court ruled, Sunday, in favor of the demolition of four Palestinian homes in Wad al-Hummus neighborhood, in Sur Baher town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. The homes are owned by Na'im Oleywa, Osama Hamad, Mohammad Abu Teir, and Na'im al-Atrash. The only building that is not inhabited yet, …

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-20). Report: Israel Steals Land, Erects Nature Reserves and National Parks to Expand Settlements. imemc.org Madeeha Araj/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report , that the far-right Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett announced, last week, the approval of seven nature reserves in the West Bank, with an area of 130,000-State dunams — 20,000 of which ones …

Jack Dalton (2020-01-20). Israel and Bedouins Face Off in the Negev Desert. globalresearch.ca Mohammad Danfiri stands at the edge of his Bedouin family's sheep enclosure in the Negev Desert, looking out at a pair of cell phone towers at the top of a nearby hill. They are situated in an open spot between …

Jonathan Cook (2020-01-20). The Israeli Right has Reason to Believe the Stars are Finally Aligned for Annexation. dissidentvoice.org Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs all the help he can muster before voters head to the ballot box on March 2 — for the third time in a year. Once again, it seems as though US President Donald Trump intends to ride to his rescue. Despite Trump's best efforts, Israel's two elections last year …

F. William Engdahl (2020-01-20). The Mad Geopolitics of Israel's EastMed Gas Pipeline. globalresearch.ca At just a time when the world holds its collective breath over risk of a World War over the US assassination of Iran's leading general and other provocations, Israel has chosen to sign a natural gas pipeline deal with Greece …

IMEMC News (2020-01-20). Army Issues Orders For The Demolition Of 18 Homes In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Umm al-Kheir village in Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and handed demolition orders targeting 18 homes. Fuad al-'Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, said the homes are owned by members of the families …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-20). Jordanian parliament unanimously votes to scrap gas deal with Israel. peoplesdispatch.org All the 130 legislators of the Jordanian national parliament, on January 19, Sunday, unanimously voted in favor of a draft law to ban gas imports from the state of Israel and to terminate a gas supply agreement between the two countries. The draft law will now be sent to the government for approval and then sent back to the parliament for a formal vote. Jordanian people have been carrying out massive protests for two straight weeks against the agreement which went into effect on January 1. | The agreement between Jordan's state-owned National Electricity Company (NEPCO) and an Israeli-US collaboration of companie…

Common Dreams staff (2020-01-20). Because 'I Can Feel Bernie Beating Trump,' Pramila Jayapal Endorses Sanders for President. commondreams.org The co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus "has led the fight against Trump's racism, sexism and xenophobia," Sanders said responding to the news. "Together, we will defeat Trump and build a working class movement and transform this country so it works for all." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/jayapal_1_0_0.jpg

Greg Grandin (2020-01-20). Slavery, and American Racism, Were Born in Genocide. thenation.com Slavery, and American Racism, Were Born in Genocide…

WSWS (2020-01-20). As neo-Nazis head to Richmond, Trump boosts gun-rights rally. wsws.org The president's tweet is a declaration of solidarity with ultra-right forces on the eve of his impeachment trial.

Alan Macleod (2020-01-20). MSNBC's Joy Ann Reid Invites Quack Body Language Expert on to Trash Sanders. mintpressnews.com MSNBC's Joy Ann Reid has a history of strongly racist and homophobic remarks. She was one of the chief proponents of the RussiaGate narrative and history of anti-Muslim and homophobic comments.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-01-20). Countering Annual Whitewash of His Legacy, Progressives Remember the 'Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist' Martin Luther King Jr. commondreams.org While the likes of President Donald Trump, right-wing Republicans, and Pentagon officials—in addition to many liberals—marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with selective quotes and messages, progressives aimed to challenge their whitewashed narrative of the civil rights leader's legacy with detailed reminders of King's scathing critique of not only racism but also capitalism, militarism, and imperialism. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mlk_2.jpeg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-01-20). Gun Control Advocates Counter Pro-Gun Richmond Rally, Lobbying for Regulation and Calling for Nonviolence. commondreams.org Gun control advocates and anti-racism advocates arrived in Richmond, Virginia Monday to counter the rally held by an estimated 15,000 pro-gun people from all over the country, with the counter-protesters applauding recent firearm regulations passed in the state legislature. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-01-20_at_2.16.56_pm.jpg

teleSUR (2020-01-19). UK Universities Invested $600m in Israel Crimes: Report. telesurenglish.net British universities have invested almost US$600 million in companies involved in Israeli violations of international law, year-long research from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), reported Sunday by the Middle East Eye, revealed. | RELATED: | At the end of 2019, the PSC made public a

IMEMC News (2020-01-19). Israeli Court Orders Removal Of Palestinians From Their Residential Building in Silwan. imemc.org The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem has ordered the removal of a Palestinian family from their residential building in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in Silwan town, to replace them with colonialist settlers. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the court ruled in favor of Ateret …

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-19). Revealed Iran's Attack Did Cause Casualties, US/Israeli Cyberattack & Pompeo Threatens The World. 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 (1/18/19). 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 …

teleSUR (2020-01-19). Jordan Passes Law Banning Israeli Gas Imports. telesurenglish.net The Jordanian parliament passed a new law on Sunday that will ban Israeli gas imports to the Middle Eastern country. The parliament's decision comes just days after Jordan started a multibillion-dollar deal, which was struck in 2016 and opposed by much of the population. | RELATED: | According to Reuters, the law was passed unanimously by Jordan's 130 lawmakers and will be referred to the cabinet to be made law, altho…

RT (2020-01-18). Simpsons actor Hank Azaria quits Apu role amid continued 'racism' controversy over hit show's Indian character. rt.com One of the actors on the hit show The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, has said he will no longer be voicing the character of Apu, following years of tedious controversy and accusations of racism. | The veteran actor has voiced the Indian shopkeeper since 1990, but Azaria has now revealed that his time portraying the Kwik-E-Mart owner has come to an end. | The 55-year-old, who also plays Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and various other characters in the long-running show,

Mark Gruenberg (2020-01-18). AFL-CIO to the nation: Make King's dream America's reality. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Faced with the renewed and rising right-wing onslaught against women, workers, immigrants and people of color, unionists at the AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Civil and Human Rights Conference spent their two days in D.C. focusing on reclaiming voting rights, battling voter suppression and educating and empowering workers to ensure they can vote this year …

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-01-18). A hate crime worker rejects James Cleverly's ridiculous comments on racism in Britain. thecanary.co On 15 January, Conservative Party chair James Cleverly "Racism is on the rise": | But Labour MP

Jessicah Pierre (2020-01-17). MLK's final campaign lives on: The war against racism and poverty. peoplesworld.org As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it's natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the movement around economic justice. That's worth remembering today. In December 1967, King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other …

Staff (2020-01-17). 3 Arrested for Plans to Incite Violence at 'Gun Rights' Rally in Richmond. therealnews.com Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested, accused of planning to incite violence at the upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, VA. The state's capitol is in a state of emergency after finding a pattern of communications sounding like the leadup to the 2017 Charlottesville rally that killed Heather Heyer.

Staff (2020-01-17). Turkey Cuts Deal with Russia, Intensifying the War for Gas in Libya. therealnews.com Turkey sent Syrian fighters to Libya to back the government and keep its control of offshore natural gas reserves. Egypt, Russia, ExxonMobil, Israel, and Greece are expanding Libya's civil war in a fight over control of the natural gas that Europe needs.

Middle East Eye (2020-01-17). Israel Bombs Gaza Strip in Response to Incendiary Balloons. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory earlier in the day, the Associated Press reported. 2 milions in Gaza Can not sleep because Israel attacks on Gaza 9: 21 PM pic.twitter.com/JPbOkFBClU — Heba Khaled (@heba_khaled1998) …

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-17). Israel Bombs Gaza And Syria Killing 3 & Iran Says US Sabotage/Cyberattack Likely Behind 737 Downing. 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 (1/16/19). 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 …

Staff (2020-01-17). Headlines for January 17, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Impeachment Trial Opens as Accountability Office Says Trump Broke Law by Withholding Aid, Pentagon Contradicts Trump and Says 11 U.S. Troops Injured in Iranian Strikes, Senate Votes to Approve USMCA, Report: Six Banks Reaped $18 Billion Last Year from Trump Tax Cuts, Guatemalan Protesters Demand Outgoing President Be Arrested for Corruption, Deported Immigrant Rights Leader Jean Montrevil Sues U.S. Government, FBI Arrests 3 Suspected Neo-Nazis Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond, Virginia, Florida Supreme Court Upholds Law Limiting Voting Rights for People with Felony Convictions, Harvard Law Students Prote…

splcenter (2020-01-17). Weekend Read: Dr. King's words inspire us to act. splcenter.org Nearly 52 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "The Other America" speech in a high school gym in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Brigitte Amiri (2020-01-17). The Supreme Court Takes Up the Issue of Birth Control Coverage — Again. aclu.org The Supreme Court just announced that it will hear | yet another case about the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) birth control coverage | requirement. If you are experiencing déjà vu, you are not alone. Court battles | over the birth control coverage requirement have been raging for almost a | decade. How did we get here? | 2012: | The Birth Control Benefit is Established | Congress passed the Women's Health Amendment to the | ACA to try to close the disparity in health care costs that women have | historically experienced. In 2012, the independent, nonpartisan Institute of | Medicine was tasked with determining wh…

RT (2020-01-16). 'Are we seriously doing this again?' New phony 'White Power' controversy 'investigated' by MSM. rt.com CBS news has blown the lid off the hate crime of the century: a crew of firefighters making the upside-down "okay" hand gesture in a group photo. Yet again, a reputable media outlet fell for a well-worn 4chan prank. | According to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV, a group of recruits with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services posed for a team photo back in March 2019. The network sounded the alarm on Wednesday when it noticed several of them were making the thumb-and-index finger "okay" hand gesture – a gesture CBS pointed out is "a possible 'white power'" symbol. | D.C. Fire Department recruits mi…

splcenter (2020-01-16). Conspiracy Theories, Threats of Violence Loom Over Coming Gun Rally in Richmond. splcenter.org Gun-rights activists and antigovernment extremists are planning a protest in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday fueled by antigovernment conspiracy theories and accompanied by online calls for violence.

Michele Goodwin (2020-01-16). Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional. aclu.org The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…

2020-01-21: Social Media Postees

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Gantz Calls for Jordan Valley Annexation, 'Hopes Trump Releases Peace Plan Soon'
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-21
Previously, Benny Gantz had opposed the publication of Trump's peace plan during the campaign, describing it as 'outright intervention' in the Israeli election.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202001211078094266-gantz-calls-for-jordan-valley-annexation-hopes-trump-releases-peace-plan-soon/

US Gov Was Found Guilty In MLK's Assassination, Virginia Update & Israeli Gov "Proof" Of Iran Nukes
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-21
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 (1/20/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/us-gov-was-found-guilty-in-mlks-assassination-virginia-update-israeli-gov-proof-of-iran-nukes/

Martin Luther King San Francisco Labor Council Breakfast Protested
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-01-21
Trade unionists and community activists protested at the Martin Luther King Day Breakfast on 1/20/20. They charged that the breakfast did not change the continuing gentrification and racism against Black workers in San Francisco.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/20/18829936.php

#VictoryPages: Young Russian designers create 'Endless Letter' using Instagram Stories
rt.com | 2020-01-21
RT's historical tribute to the 75-year anniversary of victory over fascism, #VictoryPages, launches 'Endless Letter' on Instagram. Starting this January the project will run until May. | The Instagram account @Pobeda.Page will post several stories daily that will eventually add up to hours of art, quotes and music combined. | "Today we live, but tomorrow or in an hour, a minute you are gone," "Mom! Don't make a mistake, don't join the army, stay at home," "The city is destroyed… Sorry for Rostov"

Meeting on taking #OUTNOW Trump/Pence must go, to a new level
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-01-21
Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. | 1187 Franklin St. @ Geary | San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/20/18829942.php

UK Counter Terrorism Policing document seeks to outlaw political dissent
wsws.org | 2020-01-21
The "guidance document" lists prominent left-wing, anti-war and environmental groups alongside far-right, fascist and white supremacist organisations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/21/terr-j21.html

Germany: New links found between Làºbcke murder, neo-fascist NSU and the secret service
wsws.org | 2020-01-21
The links between the series of murders carried out by the neo-Nazi terrorist group NSU, the murder of Kassel's District President Walter Làºbcke (CDU) and the secret service are closer than previously known.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/21/lubc-j21.html

Get the Money Out of Politics: 10 Years After Citizens United
Tiffany Muller | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-21
Ten years ago this week, the Supreme Court released its disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision. The court, either through remarkable naivety or sheer malevolence, essentially married two terrible ideas: that "money equals speech" and that "corporations are people." The ruling put a for sale sign on our democracy, opening up a flood of corporate, special…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/21/get-the-money-out-of-politics-10-years-after-citizens-united/

Another Date That Will Live in Infamy: 10 Years After Citizens United
James C. Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-21
On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down one of its worst and most activist decisions ever. Indeed, in terms of harm caused and likelihood for future harm, the Court's decision in Citizen's United is, likely, the most pernicious Supreme Court decision ever issued in our nation's history. A historical…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/21/another-date-that-will-live-in-infamy-10-years-after-citizens-united/

Handball in Brooklyn
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-21
Handball in Brooklyn I don't know if it's like this Where you live, but here The delis and bodegas All have clear plastic bags Behind their counters filled With blue rubber spheres Metro Ball, Sky Bounce A handball for a buck

Warmonger Cotton Accuses Antiwar Think Tank of Anti-Semitism
Sheldon Richman | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-21
If you wonder what…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/21/118648/

PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct fifteen Palestinians In West Bank"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the army brought with them two imprisoned Palestinians, identified as Miqdad al-Qawasmi and Mo'tasem Natsha, and violently searched …
imemc.org/article/pps-israeli-soldiers-abduct-fifteen-palestinians-in-west-bank/

Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. | In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented.
imemc.org/article/severe-torture-in-israeli-prisons-targets-palestinian-steadfastness-walid-hanatsheh-samer-arbeed-mays-abu-ghosh-and-more/

Due To Ongoing Israeli Excavations, Seven Jerusalem Families Ordered To Evict Their Homes
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
The City Council in occupied Jerusalem issued orders, on Sunday evening, instructing seven Palestinian families in Bab as-Silsila (Chain Gate) neighborhood to leave their homes due to ongoing Israeli excavations under them, rendering the properties unsafe. Jerusalem Governor Adnan Gheith told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the …
imemc.org/article/due-to-ongoing-israeli-excavations-seven-jerusalem-families-ordered-to-evict-their-homes/

Israel Orders The Demolition Of Four Homes In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
An Israeli court ruled, Sunday, in favor of the demolition of four Palestinian homes in Wad al-Hummus neighborhood, in Sur Baher town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. The homes are owned by Na'im Oleywa, Osama Hamad, Mohammad Abu Teir, and Na'im al-Atrash. The only building that is not inhabited yet, …
imemc.org/article/israel-orders-the-demolition-of-four-homes-in-jerusalem/

UN Experts Unveil Letter Condemning Germany's Targeting of BDS Movement
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
Five United Nations special rapporteurs have unveiled a letter to the German government censuring a German law that targets a pro-Palestinian boycott movement while insisting that criticism of the Israeli regime "is not anti-Semitic." The UN experts made the letter public this week, after the 60-day reply period ended …
imemc.org/article/un-experts-unveil-letter-condemning-germanys-targeting-of-bds-movement/

Israeli Court Doubles Prison Sentence Of Detained Palestinian Teen
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, last Thursday, that an Israeli appellate court has accepted an appeal filed by the prosecutor's office demanding to raise the prison sentence of a detained Palestinian teen from the 18 years to life in prison. The PPS stated that the ruling was part …
imemc.org/article/israeli-court-doubles-prison-sentence-of-detained-palestinian-teen/

UN Calls for International Support to the Occupied Palestinian Territory
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
Following a six-day visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, called on the international community to ensure continued commitment and consistent and sustained funding to help alleviate the challenges faced by Palestinians in Gaza …
imemc.org/article/un-calls-for-international-support-to-the-occupied-palestinian-territory/

Israel and Bedouins Face Off in the Negev Desert
Jack Dalton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-20
Mohammad Danfiri stands at the edge of his Bedouin family's sheep enclosure in the Negev Desert, looking out at a pair of cell phone towers at the top of a nearby hill. They are situated in an open spot between …
globalresearch.ca/moved-bodies-israel-bedouins-face-off-negev/5701170

The Israeli Right has Reason to Believe the Stars are Finally Aligned for Annexation
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-20
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs all the help he can muster before voters head to the ballot box on March 2

Jordanian parliament unanimously votes to scrap gas deal with Israel
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-20
All the 130 legislators of the Jordanian national parliament, on January 19, Sunday, unanimously voted in favor of a draft law to ban gas imports from the state of Israel and to terminate a gas supply agreement between the two countries. The draft law will now be sent to the government for approval and then sent back to the parliament for a formal vote. Jordanian people have been carrying out massive protests for two straight weeks against the agreement which went into effect on January 1. | The agreement between Jordan's state-owned National Electricity Company (NEPCO) and an Israeli-US collaboration of companie…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/20/jordanian-parliament-unanimously-votes-to-scrap-gas-deal-with-israel/

The Mad Geopolitics of Israel's EastMed Gas Pipeline
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-20
At just a time when the world holds its collective breath over risk of a World War over the US assassination of Iran's leading general and other provocations, Israel has chosen to sign a natural gas pipeline deal with Greece …
globalresearch.ca/geopolitics-israel-eastmed-gas-pipeline/5701114

Report: Israel Steals Land, Erects Nature Reserves and National Parks to Expand Settlements
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
Madeeha Araj/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report , that the far-right Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett announced, last week, the approval of seven nature reserves in the West Bank, with an area of 130,000-State dunams

Army Issues Orders For The Demolition Of 18 Homes In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Umm al-Kheir village in Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and handed demolition orders targeting 18 homes. Fuad al-'Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, said the homes are owned by members of the families …
imemc.org/article/army-issues-orders-for-the-demolition-of-18-homes-in-hebron/

Because 'I Can Feel Bernie Beating Trump,' Pramila Jayapal Endorses Sanders for President
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2020-01-20
The co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus "has led the fight against Trump's racism, sexism and xenophobia," Sanders said responding to the news. "Together, we will defeat Trump and build a working class movement and transform this country so it works for all." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/jayapal_1_0_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/19/because-i-can-feel-bernie-beating-trump-pramila-jayapal-endorses-sanders-president?cd-origin=rss

Slavery, and American Racism, Were Born in Genocide
Greg Grandin | thenation.com | 2020-01-20
Slavery, and American Racism, Were Born in Genocide…
thenation.com/article/slavery-american-genocide-racism/

MLK and the Ghost of an Untrue Dream
Ipek S. Burnett | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-20
King's dream of economic justice and equality required America's power structures to change. It required America to take a critical look at the unbridled capitalist system that gave way to perpetual injustice. It required a radical and deep reconstruction of both politics and society, where the tangled roots of racism, poverty, militarism, and materialism would be exposed and eliminated.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/20/mlk-and-the-ghost-of-an-untrue-dream/

As Neo-Nazis Head to Richmond, Trump Boosts Gun-rights Rally
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-20
On the eve of a planned right-wing gun-rights rally in Richmond, Virginia, fascists and white supremacists are reportedly heading for the Virginia state capitol, hoping to create a "second Charlottesville," modeled on the neo-Nazi riot in 2017 which killed one …
globalresearch.ca/neo-nazis-head-richmond-trump-boosts-gun-rights-rally/5701141

As neo-Nazis head to Richmond, Trump boosts gun-rights rally
wsws.org | 2020-01-20
The president's tweet is a declaration of solidarity with ultra-right forces on the eve of his impeachment trial.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/20/virg-j20.html

India Puts Capital on Lockdown as Protests Against Discriminatory Laws Rage on
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-20
India's government is cracking down, imposing martial-law like conditions amid massive protests against the government's not-so-slow creep towards becoming a full-fledged Hindu supremacist state.
mintpressnews.com/india-lockdown-protests-citizenship-amendment-act/264229/

Brazilians March in Memory of 272 People Killed Last Year
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-20
Hundreds of people are participating in a march on Monday that will begin in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte and end in the municipality of Brumadinho. This march is being conducted in memory of the 272 people that died as a result of the collapsed dam in Córrego do Feijao, on January 25, 2019. | RELATED: | Brazil's Peoples: Bolsonaro Means Genocide, Ethnocide, Ecocide | The march in honor of the victims of that tragedy will last six days, as the participants intend to arrive…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilians-March-in-Memory-of-272-People-Killed-Last-Year-20200120-0001.html

MSNBC's Joy Ann Reid Invites Quack Body Language Expert on to Trash Sanders
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-20
MSNBC's Joy Ann Reid has a history of strongly racist and homophobic remarks. She was one of the chief proponents of the RussiaGate narrative and history of anti-Muslim and homophobic comments.
mintpressnews.com/msnbc-joy-ann-reid-invites-jeanine-driver-trash-bernie-sanders/264219/

Media, Hollywood paint Virginia rally as 'extremist' & violent despite its uneventful nature
rt.com | 2020-01-20
Talking heads in the media and Hollywood tried to paint the pro-Second Amendment supporters in Richmond, Virginia as racist or potentially violent, creating a much gloomier image than the one that transpired in reality. | Folks walking around the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond with semi-automatic weapons strapped over their shoulders had anti-gun activists up in arms and concerned, but the pro-Second Amendment protest

Gun Control Advocates Counter Pro-Gun Richmond Rally, Lobbying for Regulation and Calling for Nonviolence
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-20
Gun control advocates and anti-racism advocates arrived in Richmond, Virginia Monday to counter the rally held by an estimated 15,000 pro-gun people from all over the country, with the counter-protesters applauding recent firearm regulations passed in the state legislature. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-01-20_at_2.16.56_pm.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/20/gun-control-advocates-counter-pro-gun-richmond-rally-lobbying-regulation-and-calling?cd-origin=rss

Countering Annual Whitewash of His Legacy, Progressives Remember the 'Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist' Martin Luther King Jr
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-20
While the likes of President Donald Trump, right-wing Republicans, and Pentagon officials—in addition to many liberals—marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with selective quotes and messages, progressives aimed to challenge their whitewashed narrative of the civil rights leader's legacy with detailed reminders of King's scathing critique of not only racism but also capitalism, militarism, and imperialism. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mlk_2.jpeg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/20/countering-annual-whitewash-his-legacy-progressives-remember-anti-capitalist-anti?cd-origin=rss

Israeli Court Orders Removal Of Palestinians From Their Residential Building in Silwan
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-19
The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem has ordered the removal of a Palestinian family from their residential building in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in Silwan town, to replace them with colonialist settlers. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the court ruled in favor of Ateret …
imemc.org/article/israeli-court-orders-removal-of-palestinians-from-their-residential-building-in-silwan/

UK Universities Invested $600m in Israel Crimes: Report
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-19
British universities have invested almost US$600 million in companies involved in Israeli violations of international law, year-long research from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), reported Sunday by the Middle East Eye, revealed. | RELATED: | NGOs Urge UN to Disclose Firms Involved in Israel's Settlements | At the end of 2019, the PSC made public a database listing 117, out of the United…
telesurenglish.net/news/British-Universities-Invest-in-Israeli-Crimes-Report-20200119-0011.html

Revealed Iran's Attack Did Cause Casualties, US/Israeli Cyberattack & Pompeo Threatens The World
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-19
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 (1/18/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/revealed-irans-attack-did-cause-casualties-us-israeli-cyberattack-pompeo-threatens-the-world/

Jordan Passes Law Banning Israeli Gas Imports
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-19
The Jordanian parliament passed a new law on Sunday that will ban Israeli gas imports to the Middle Eastern country. The parliament's decision comes just days after Jordan started a multibillion-dollar deal, which was struck in 2016 and opposed by much of the population. | RELATED: | Netanyahu, Trump Discuss 'Opportunity' to Seize Jordan Valley | According to Reuters, the law was passed unanimously by Jordan's 130 lawmakers and will be referred to the cabinet to be made law, altho…
telesurenglish.net/news/Jordan-Passes-Law-Banning-Israeli-Gas-Imports-20200119-0004.html

At first I couldn't stop laughing at the cop's counter-terror list. But I stopped because it's utterly sinister
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-01-19
On 17 January, the Guardian revealed a counter-terrorism document listing a variety of protest and left-wing groups alongside neo-Nazis and the far-right and their associated symbols. | My first reaction to it was laughter and piss-taking. The list contains groups from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) to Greenpeace and Animal Aid. It's also woefully out-of-date. It's as if someone has taken a roll call of groups from ten years ago and added Extinction Rebellion (XR) to the list. | It also c…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/01/19/at-first-i-couldnt-stop-laughing-at-the-cops-counter-terror-list-but-i-stopped-because-its-utterly-sinister/

A British woman explains why she intended to cut the Gaza fence
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
This week Julia Lister, a British Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested with a group who were on their way to the Israeli fence separating the Palestinians of Gaza from Israel. | Gaza is surrounded by a fence on three sides. Israeli snipers shoot at any Palestinian who dares to go near it. Israeli drones and F-16s patrol the skies and military…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/18/a-british-woman-explains-why-she-intended-to-cut-the-gaza-fence/

A hate crime worker rejects James Cleverly's ridiculous comments on racism in Britain
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
On 15 January, Conservative Party chair James Cleverly told ITV's Robert Peston that Britain isn't becoming more racist and it's an "infinitely, infinitely more open and tolerant country" than when he was growing up. Cleverly insisted that back then there was "casual racism" on the TV and in society. | "Racism is on the rise": | But Labour MP Nadia Whittome, who was a hate crime worker in Nottingham, hit back a…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/18/a-hate-crime-worker-rejects-james-cleverlys-ridiculous-comments-on-racism-in-britain/

Simpsons actor Hank Azaria quits Apu role amid continued 'racism' controversy over hit show's Indian character
rt.com | 2020-01-18
One of the actors on the hit show The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, has said he will no longer be voicing the character of Apu, following years of tedious controversy and accusations of racism. | The veteran actor has voiced the Indian shopkeeper since 1990, but Azaria has now revealed that his time portraying the Kwik-E-Mart owner has come to an end. | The 55-year-old, who also plays Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and various other characters in the long-running show, told Slashfilm:…
rt.com/news/478584-simpsons-hank-azaria-quits-apu-racism/

AFL-CIO to the nation: Make King's dream America's reality
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-18
WASHINGTON–Faced with the renewed and rising right-wing onslaught against women, workers, immigrants and people of color, unionists at the AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Civil and Human Rights Conference spent their two days in D.C. focusing on reclaiming voting rights, battling voter suppression and educating and empowering workers to ensure they can vote this year …
peoplesworld.org/article/afl-cio-to-the-nation-make-kings-dream-americas-reality/

Turkey Cuts Deal with Russia, Intensifying the War for Gas in Libya
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-17
Turkey sent Syrian fighters to Libya to back the government and keep its control of offshore natural gas reserves. Egypt, Russia, ExxonMobil, Israel, and Greece are expanding Libya's civil war in a fight over control of the natural gas that Europe needs.
therealnews.com/stories/turkey-cuts-deal-with-russia-intensifying-the-war-for-gas-in-libya

Israel Bombs Gaza Strip in Response to Incendiary Balloons
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-17
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Israel Bombs Gaza And Syria Killing 3 & Iran Says US Sabotage/Cyberattack Likely Behind 737 Downing
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-17
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 (1/16/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-bombs-gaza-and-syria-killing-3-iran-says-us-sabotage-cyberattack-likely-behind-737-downing/

MLK's final campaign lives on: The war against racism and poverty
Jessicah Pierre | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it's natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the movement around economic justice. That's worth remembering today. In December 1967, King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other …
peoplesworld.org/article/mlks-final-campaign-lives-on-the-war-against-racism-and-poverty/

3 Arrested for Plans to Incite Violence at 'Gun Rights' Rally in Richmond
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-17
Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested, accused of planning to incite violence at the upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, VA. The state's capitol is in a state of emergency after finding a pattern of communications sounding like the leadup to the 2017 Charlottesville rally that killed Heather Heyer.
therealnews.com/stories/arrested_for_plans_incite_violence_at_gun_rights_rally_in_richmond

Weekend Read: Dr. King's words inspire us to act
splcenter.org | 2020-01-17
Nearly 52 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "The Other America" speech in a high school gym in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/18/weekend-read-dr-kings-words-inspire-us-act

2020-01-20: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-20). Palestinian administrative detainee after 116 days of hunger strike. peoplesdispatch.org Israel has released Palestinian administrative detainee, Ahmad Zahran, who was on hunger strike for 116 days. Qadri Abu Bakr, the head of the Palestinian Commission of Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners' Affairs announced Zahran's release, as quoted by the Palestine Chronicle, on January 15, Wednesday. Zahran was on hunger strike protesting his illegal and arbitrary administrative detention. | According to Abu Bakr, Zahran was released by the Israeli prison authorities after an agreement was reached by Zahran and the authorities for his release. He added that the commission's lawyer, Jawad Boulos, who was representing Za…

sputniknews (2020-01-20). Apple's Voice Assistant App Siri Called Israel 'Zionist Occupation State' After Wikipedia Hack. sputniknews.com Siri, Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant, offers a seamless way to interact with one's Apple device, as the user asks questions, or issues commands for her to execute on one's behalf, hands-free.

Labor Video Project (2020-01-20). SF Treasure Island Conservation Corps Nightmare, Cover-up & Environmental Racism. indybay.org Workers at the California Conservation Corps Treasure Island training center talk about their contamination from radiation. Other residents of Treasure Island and Hunters Point connect their…

Ipek S. Burnett (2020-01-20). MLK and the Ghost of an Untrue Dream. counterpunch.org King's dream of economic justice and equality required America's power structures to change. It required America to take a critical look at the unbridled capitalist system that gave way to perpetual injustice. It required a radical and deep reconstruction of both politics and society, where the tangled roots of racism, poverty, militarism, and materialism would be exposed and eliminated. More

Common Dreams staff (2020-01-20). Because 'I Can Feel Bernie Beating Trump,' Pramila Jayapal Endorses Sanders for President. commondreams.org The co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus "has led the fight against Trump's racism, sexism and xenophobia," Sanders said responding to the news. "Together, we will defeat Trump and build a working class movement and transform this country so it works for all." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/jayapal_1_0_0.jpg

WSWS (2020-01-20). As neo-Nazis head to Richmond, Trump boosts gun-rights rally. wsws.org The president's tweet is a declaration of solidarity with ultra-right forces on the eve of his impeachment trial.

Anna North (2020-01-20). The Drive to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment, Explained. zcomm.org The resurgence of interest stems from a combination of factors like the Women's March, the Me Too movement, and the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court even after he was publicly accused of sexual assault…

yenisafak (2020-01-20). Myanmar govt-appointed panel finds no 'genocide' against Rohingya. yenisafak.com A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine state during weeks of brutal violence, during which the United Nations says gang rapes and mass killings were carried out with "genocidal intent". Hundreds of villages were burned to the ground and later razed and scraped.The commission of inquiry said there were "reasonable grounds" to conclude members of the security forces among "multiple actors" were…

Paul Buehl (2020-01-19). Louis Adamic's Life Fighting Fascism. truthdig.com "Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy" | Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar | Louis Adamic, a popular nonfiction writer of the 1920s-40s, never escaped—perhaps never wished to escape—his status as an enigma. He was a talented journalist whose work appeared in a variety of magazines, as well as the author of well-received works of fiction and nonfiction. He was also a Slovene immigrant, from that sliver of land once part of Yugoslavia and now an independent st…

IMEMC News (2020-01-19). PPS: "Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In West Bank" imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, at least eleven Palestinians, including a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, said the soldiers stormed and searched homes, and …

teleSUR (2020-01-19). UK Universities Invested $600m in Israel Crimes: Report. telesurenglish.net British universities have invested almost US$600 million in companies involved in Israeli violations of international law, year-long research from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), reported Sunday by the Middle East Eye, revealed. | RELATED: | NGOs Urge UN to Disclose Firms Involved in Israel's Settlements | At the end of 2019, the PSC made public a database listing 117, out of the United…

IMEMC News (2020-01-19). Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Qalqilia. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, four young Palestinian men, near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted the four Palestinians at a military roadblock, which was installed between Qalqilia and Nablus. They added that the abducted Palestinians have been identified as Amro Mohammad Abu Haniyya, …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-19). Illegal Settlers Hurl Stones and Glass at Palestinian Homes in Hebron. imemc.org Illegal, extremist colonists, on Saturday night, attacked several Palestinian homes with stones and glass bottles, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. WAFA correspondent said that dozens of settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Keryat Arba', protected by a military escort, hurled rocks and glass bottles at …

Al-Shabaka (2020-01-19). Maps, Technology, and Decolonial Spatial Practices in Palestine. imemc.org by Zena Agha for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Overview The practice of mapping in Palestine-Israel has long been an exercise in power, imperialism, and dispossession. From the British Mandate to the present day, Zionist (later Israeli) cartographers have used maps to obfuscate and eradicate physical, geographic, and social markers of Palestinians' …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-19). Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian School West of Ramallah. imemc.org Israeli forces raided, on Sunday, a Palestinian school and terrorized its students in the village of Deir Nizam, west of Ramallah in central occupied West Bank. According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), soldiers invaded the school and ransacked classrooms, causing panic and fear among students as soldiers …

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-19). Abbas Visits Bethlehem's Walled Off Hotel. imemc.org PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Saturday, along with Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, visited Banksy's 'Walled-Off Hotel,' in Bethlehem, which is surrounded by the Israeli apartheid wall, describing it as a significant achievement in delivering the Palestinian national message by art. The visit came upon the president's arrival in Bethlehem to …

IMEMC News (2020-01-19). Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Woman In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a Palestinian woman at Damascus Gate, one of the gates of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly after she attempted to stab them. Media sources said the many soldiers jumped at the woman near the heavily fortified military gate, and detained her, before moving …

teleSUR (2020-01-19). Matteo Salvini Vows to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital. telesurenglish.net Matteo Salvini recently conducted an interview with Israel's Ynet News to discuss Italian-Israeli relations and his bid for the premiership of the Mediterranean country. | RELATED: | Israel, Greece, Cyprus to Sign Pipeline Deal in Mediterranean | In his interview with Ynet, Salvini said he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite harming relations with the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank region. | "Yes, absolutely", Salvini said, answering the reporter's…

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-19). Bennett Gives Orders Restricting Peace Activists. imemc.org Israeli Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett, Saturday evening, gave the Israeli army instructions that restrict the activities of peace activists who participate in the weekly protests against the apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank. Hebrew channel 12 reported that the decision is made in cooperation with Israeli army and …

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-19). Revealed Iran's Attack Did Cause Casualties, US/Israeli Cyberattack & Pompeo Threatens The World. 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 (1/18/19). 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 …

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-19). Former Mufti Ordered Out of Al-Aqsa. imemc.org After summoning him this morning, the Israeli security ordered the former Mufti of Jerusalem and current head of the Higher Islamic Council, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compund for one week, according to WAFA sources. The security forces raided Sabri's home in occupied Jerusalem and handed him …

teleSUR (2020-01-19). Jordan Passes Law Banning Israeli Gas Imports. telesurenglish.net The Jordanian parliament passed a new law on Sunday that will ban Israeli gas imports to the Middle Eastern country. The parliament's decision comes just days after Jordan started a multibillion-dollar deal, which was struck in 2016 and opposed by much of the population. | RELATED: | Netanyahu, Trump Discuss 'Opportunity' to Seize Jordan Valley | According to Reuters, the law was passed unanimously by Jordan's 130 lawmakers and will be referred to the cabinet to be made law, altho…

IMEMC News (2020-01-19). Israeli Colonist Injured In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli sources have reported, Saturday, that one settler was injured in a stabbing attack, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources said that the colonist, 22 years of age, suffered a moderate injury, and was moved to an Israeli Medical Center. The incident took …

Julia Conley (2020-01-19). Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them'. zcomm.org "Bernie Sanders teaches Demagoguery and Fascism 101 to a very skeptical New York Times editorial board."

Emily Apple (2020-01-19). At first I couldn't stop laughing at the cop's counter-terror list. But I stopped because it's utterly sinister. thecanary.co On 17 January, the Guardian revealed a counter-terrorism document listing a variety of protest and left-wing groups alongside neo-Nazis and the far-right and their associated symbols. | My first reaction to it was laughter and piss-taking. The list contains groups from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) to Greenpeace and Animal Aid. It's also woefully out-of-date. It's as if someone has taken a roll call of groups from ten years ago and added Extinction Rebellion (XR) to the list. | It also c…

Staff (2020-01-19). As Citizens United Turns 10, We Need to Fight to Get Money Out of Politics. truthout.org Ten years ago this week, the Supreme Court released its disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision. | The court, either through remarkable naivety or sheer malevolence, essentially married two terrible ideas: that "money equals speech" and that "corporations are people." The ruling put a for sale sign on our democracy, opening up a flood of corporate, special interest, and even foreign money into our politics. | Through Citizens United and a collection of other terrible and related decisions, the…

RT (2020-01-18). Simpsons actor Hank Azaria quits Apu role amid continued 'racism' controversy over hit show's Indian character. rt.com One of the actors on the hit show The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, has said he will no longer be voicing the character of Apu, following years of tedious controversy and accusations of racism. | The veteran actor has voiced the Indian shopkeeper since 1990, but Azaria has now revealed that his time portraying the Kwik-E-Mart owner has come to an end. | The 55-year-old, who also plays Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and various other characters in the long-running show, told Slashfilm: "All we know there is I won't be doing the voice anymore…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-01-18). AFL-CIO to the nation: Make King's dream America's reality. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Faced with the renewed and rising right-wing onslaught against women, workers, immigrants and people of color, unionists at the AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Civil and Human Rights Conference spent their two days in D.C. focusing on reclaiming voting rights, battling voter suppression and educating and empowering workers to ensure they can vote this year …

teleSUR (2020-01-18). Palestinians Benefit From China-Funded Desalination Plants. telesurenglish.net Abdul-Rahim Abu Gouda, a Palestinian living in a small village in the Gaza Strip's southern border town of Rafah, breathed a sigh of relief after two China-funded water desalination plants opened this month in his impoverished al-Naser village. | RELATED: | Israel Breaches Law, Transfers 34 Palestinian Minors From Prisons | "This is a joyful day for my family and we can now get drinking water instantly and for free. We no longer need to wait for trucks selling filtered drinki…

Tom Anderson (2020-01-18). A British woman explains why she intended to cut the Gaza fence. thecanary.co This week Julia Lister, a British Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested with a group who were on their way to the Israeli fence separating the Palestinians of Gaza from Israel. | Gaza is surrounded by a fence on three sides. Israeli snipers shoot at any Palestinian who dares to go near it. Israeli drones and F-16s patrol the skies and military…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-01-18). A hate crime worker rejects James Cleverly's ridiculous comments on racism in Britain. thecanary.co On 15 January, Conservative Party chair James Cleverly told ITV's Robert Peston that Britain isn't becoming more racist and it's an "infinitely, infinitely more open and tolerant country" than when he was growing up. Cleverly insisted that back then there was "casual racism" on the TV and in society. | "Racism is on the rise": | But Labour MP Nadia Whittome, who was a hate crime worker in Nottingham, hit back a…

Sameena Mustafa, Arti Walker-Peddakotla (2020-01-18). Hindu Fascism: An All-American Threat. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: White House / Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_32_0.jpeg

teleSUR (2020-01-18). Brazil's Peoples: Bolsonaro Means Genocide, Ethnocide, Ecocide. telesurenglish.net After a four-day meeting carried out in Piaracu village, at the Mato Grosso state, in Brazil, over 600 Indigenous leaders Friday issued a manifesto denouncing the "genocide, ethnocide, and ecocide" planned by the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Brazil to Go Through With Mining on Tribal Lands | "The white man is very greedy," chief Raoni Metuktire said and explained that the Brazilian government is threatening the survival of Indigenous peoples with plans to allow commercial…

Jessicah Pierre (2020-01-17). MLK's final campaign lives on: The war against racism and poverty. peoplesworld.org As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it's natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the movement around economic justice. That's worth remembering today. In December 1967, King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other …

Staff (2020-01-17). 3 Arrested for Plans to Incite Violence at 'Gun Rights' Rally in Richmond. therealnews.com Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested, accused of planning to incite violence at the upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, VA. The state's capitol is in a state of emergency after finding a pattern of communications sounding like the leadup to the 2017 Charlottesville rally that killed Heather Heyer.

Staff (2020-01-17). Turkey Cuts Deal with Russia, Intensifying the War for Gas in Libya. therealnews.com Turkey sent Syrian fighters to Libya to back the government and keep its control of offshore natural gas reserves. Egypt, Russia, ExxonMobil, Israel, and Greece are expanding Libya's civil war in a fight over control of the natural gas that Europe needs.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-01-17). Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel's 'Firing Zones' in the West Bank. counterpunch.org A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel's so-called "firing zones" in the West Bank. "Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides assistance to 1,500 Palestinians living inside an Israeli military firing zone in More

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-17). Israeli court bans media from Pegasus spyware case trials. peoplesdispatch.org In an apparent move to save the NSO group — owner of the Pegasus spyware — from public criticism, an Israeli court cited national security concerns and ordered a closed-door hearing in the case against the company. The case was filed by Amnesty International and they are demanding a ban on the export of Pegasus along with restrictions on the NSO group. The judge also imposed a ban on the media, preventing it from reporting on the proceedings of the case. | The Pegasus spyware has been used in recent years by various countries to target journalists and dissidents, including in India. The NSO group had ea…

Middle East Eye (2020-01-17). Israel Bombs Gaza Strip in Response to Incendiary Balloons. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory earlier in the day, the Associated Press reported. 2 milions in Gaza Can not sleep because Israel attacks on Gaza 9: 21 PM pic.twitter.com/JPbOkFBClU — Heba Khaled (@heba_khaled1998) …

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-17). Israel Bombs Gaza And Syria Killing 3 & Iran Says US Sabotage/Cyberattack Likely Behind 737 Downing. 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 (1/16/19). 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 …

Vijay Prashad (2020-01-17). Not an Inch: Indian Students Stand Against the Far Right. counterpunch.org With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move "not an inch back." The students would continue to agitate to defend Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its union, and to fight More

Staff (2020-01-17). Headlines for January 17, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Impeachment Trial Opens as Accountability Office Says Trump Broke Law by Withholding Aid, Pentagon Contradicts Trump and Says 11 U.S. Troops Injured in Iranian Strikes, Senate Votes to Approve USMCA, Report: Six Banks Reaped $18 Billion Last Year from Trump Tax Cuts, Guatemalan Protesters Demand Outgoing President Be Arrested for Corruption, Deported Immigrant Rights Leader Jean Montrevil Sues U.S. Government, FBI Arrests 3 Suspected Neo-Nazis Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond, Virginia, Florida Supreme Court Upholds Law Limiting Voting Rights for People with Felony Convictions, Harvard Law Students Prote…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-17). Bolsonaro's Culture secretary fired after quoting Nazi Goebbels. peoplesdispatch.org Brazil's Culture secretary, Roberto Alvim, was fired on Friday, a day after his office posted a video on social media in which he quoted parts of a speech delivered by the Nazi propaganda boss, Joseph Goebbels. | The video was posted by the Special Culture Office of the Jair Bolsonaro administration to promote a national arts prize. | "Brazilian art in the next decade will be heroic and national," said Alvim, with the Brazilian flag and a portrait of Bolsonaro in the background. The video played to Wagner's Lohengrin, infamously said to be Hitler's favorite opera. | The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, rel…

splcenter (2020-01-17). Weekend Read: Dr. King's words inspire us to act. splcenter.org Nearly 52 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "The Other America" speech in a high school gym in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Brigitte Amiri (2020-01-17). The Supreme Court Takes Up the Issue of Birth Control Coverage — Again. aclu.org The Supreme Court just announced that it will hear | yet another case about the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) birth control coverage | requirement. If you are experiencing déjà vu, you are not alone. Court battles | over the birth control coverage requirement have been raging for almost a | decade. How did we get here? | 2012: | The Birth Control Benefit is Established | Congress passed the Women's Health Amendment to the | ACA to try to close the disparity in health care costs that women have | historically experienced. In 2012, the independent, nonpartisan Institute of | Medicine was tasked with determining wh…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-01-17). Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them'. commondreams.org In his interview with the New York Times as the newspaper determines which 2020 Democratic presidential candidate it will endorse, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke about how President Donald Trump weaponized racism and many Americans' sense that the political and media establishments have abandoned them in 2016 to win support. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sanders-five-million_0.jpg

RT (2020-01-16). 'Are we seriously doing this again?' New phony 'White Power' controversy 'investigated' by MSM. rt.com CBS news has blown the lid off the hate crime of the century: a crew of firefighters making the upside-down "okay" hand gesture in a group photo. Yet again, a reputable media outlet fell for a well-worn 4chan prank. | According to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV, a group of recruits with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services posed for a team photo back in March 2019. The network sounded the alarm on Wednesday when it noticed several of them were making the thumb-and-index finger "okay" hand gesture – a gesture CBS pointed out is "a possible 'white power'" symbol. | D.C. Fire Department recruits mi…

splcenter (2020-01-16). Conspiracy Theories, Threats of Violence Loom Over Coming Gun Rally in Richmond. splcenter.org Gun-rights activists and antigovernment extremists are planning a protest in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday fueled by antigovernment conspiracy theories and accompanied by online calls for violence.

Michele Goodwin (2020-01-16). Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional. aclu.org The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…

pip.hinman (2020-01-16). Relatives demand answers after Yorta Yorta woman dies in custody. greenleft.org.au First Nations Chloe de SilvaIssue 1249 Australia Racism death in custody MelbourneJanuary 16, 2020Disgracefully, Victorian authorities t…

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Palestinian administrative detainee after 116 days of hunger strike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-20
Israel has released Palestinian administrative detainee, Ahmad Zahran, who was on hunger strike for 116 days. Qadri Abu Bakr, the head of the Palestinian Commission of Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners' Affairs announced Zahran's release, as quoted by the Palestine Chronicle, on January 15, Wednesday. Zahran was on hunger strike protesting his illegal and arbitrary administrative detention. | According to Abu Bakr, Zahran was released by the Israeli prison authorities after an agreement was reached by Zahran and the authorities for his release. He added that the commission's lawyer, Jawad Boulos, who was representing Za…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/20/palestinian-administrative-detainee-after-116-days-of-hunger-strike/

Apple's Voice Assistant App Siri Called Israel 'Zionist Occupation State' After Wikipedia Hack
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-20
Siri, Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant, offers a seamless way to interact with one's Apple device, as the user asks questions, or issues commands for her to execute on one's behalf, hands-free.
sputniknews.com/science/202001201078086045-apples-voice-assistant-app-siri-called-israel-zionist-occupation-state-after-wikipedia-hack/

Because 'I Can Feel Bernie Beating Trump,' Pramila Jayapal Endorses Sanders for President
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2020-01-20
The co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus "has led the fight against Trump's racism, sexism and xenophobia," Sanders said responding to the news. "Together, we will defeat Trump and build a working class movement and transform this country so it works for all." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/jayapal_1_0_0.jpg
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MLK and the Ghost of an Untrue Dream
Ipek S. Burnett | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-20
King's dream of economic justice and equality required America's power structures to change. It required America to take a critical look at the unbridled capitalist system that gave way to perpetual injustice. It required a radical and deep reconstruction of both politics and society, where the tangled roots of racism, poverty, militarism, and materialism would be exposed and eliminated.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/20/mlk-and-the-ghost-of-an-untrue-dream/

SF Treasure Island Conservation Corps Nightmare, Cover-up & Environmental Racism
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-01-20
Workers at the California Conservation Corps Treasure Island training center talk about their contamination from radiation. Other residents of Treasure Island and Hunters Point connect their…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/18/18829836.php

As neo-Nazis head to Richmond, Trump boosts gun-rights rally
wsws.org | 2020-01-20
The president's tweet is a declaration of solidarity with ultra-right forces on the eve of his impeachment trial.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/20/virg-j20.html

Bolsonaro Under Fire
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2020-01-20
Dismisses His Culture Minister For Giving a Nazi Speech, But It Is Still Representative of Brazil's Governing Ethos…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/bolsonaro-under-fire/

The Drive to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment, Explained
Anna North | zcomm.org | 2020-01-20
The resurgence of interest stems from a combination of factors like the Women's March, the Me Too movement, and the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court even after he was publicly accused of sexual assault…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-drive-to-pass-the-equal-rights-amendment-explained/

Myanmar govt-appointed panel finds no 'genocide' against Rohingya
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-20
A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine state during weeks of brutal violence, during which the United Nations says gang rapes and mass killings were carried out with "genocidal intent". Hundreds of villages were burned to the ground and later razed and scraped.The commission of inquiry said there were "reasonable grounds" to conclude members of the security forces among "multiple actors" were…
yenisafak.com/en/world/myanmar-govt-appointed-panel-finds-no-genocide-against-rohingya-3510041

Matteo Salvini Vows to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-19
Matteo Salvini recently conducted an interview with Israel's Ynet News to discuss Italian-Israeli relations and his bid for the premiership of the Mediterranean country. | RELATED: | Israel, Greece, Cyprus to Sign Pipeline Deal in Mediterranean | In his interview with Ynet, Salvini said he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite harming relations with the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank region. | "Yes, absolutely", Salvini said, answering the reporter's…
telesurenglish.net/news/Matteo-Salvini-Vows-to-Recognize-Jerusalem-as-Israeli-Capital-20200119-0003.html

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Woman In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-19
Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a Palestinian woman at Damascus Gate, one of the gates of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly after she attempted to stab them. Media sources said the many soldiers jumped at the woman near the heavily fortified military gate, and detained her, before moving …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-abduct-a-palestinian-woman-in-jerusalem/

UK Universities Invested $600m in Israel Crimes: Report
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-19
British universities have invested almost US$600 million in companies involved in Israeli violations of international law, year-long research from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), reported Sunday by the Middle East Eye, revealed. | RELATED: | NGOs Urge UN to Disclose Firms Involved in Israel's Settlements | At the end of 2019, the PSC made public a database listing 117, out of the United…
telesurenglish.net/news/British-Universities-Invest-in-Israeli-Crimes-Report-20200119-0011.html

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Qalqilia
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-19
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, four young Palestinian men, near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted the four Palestinians at a military roadblock, which was installed between Qalqilia and Nablus. They added that the abducted Palestinians have been identified as Amro Mohammad Abu Haniyya, …
imemc.org/article/army-abducts-four-palestinians-near-qalqilia/

Maps, Technology, and Decolonial Spatial Practices in Palestine
Al-Shabaka | imemc.org | 2020-01-19
by Zena Agha for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Overview The practice of mapping in Palestine-Israel has long been an exercise in power, imperialism, and dispossession. From the British Mandate to the present day, Zionist (later Israeli) cartographers have used maps to obfuscate and eradicate physical, geographic, and social markers of Palestinians' …
imemc.org/article/maps-technology-and-decolonial-spatial-practices-in-palestine/

PPS: "Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In West Bank"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-19
Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, at least eleven Palestinians, including a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, said the soldiers stormed and searched homes, and …
imemc.org/article/pps-army-abducts-eleven-palestinians-in-west-bank/

Abbas Visits Bethlehem's Walled Off Hotel
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-19
PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Saturday, along with Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, visited Banksy's 'Walled-Off Hotel,' in Bethlehem, which is surrounded by the Israeli apartheid wall, describing it as a significant achievement in delivering the Palestinian national message by art. The visit came upon the president's arrival in Bethlehem to …
imemc.org/article/abbas-visits-bethlehems-walled-off-hotel/

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian School West of Ramallah
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-19
Israeli forces raided, on Sunday, a Palestinian school and terrorized its students in the village of Deir Nizam, west of Ramallah in central occupied West Bank. According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), soldiers invaded the school and ransacked classrooms, causing panic and fear among students as soldiers …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-invade-palestinian-school-west-of-ramallah/

Illegal Settlers Hurl Stones and Glass at Palestinian Homes in Hebron
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-19
Illegal, extremist colonists, on Saturday night, attacked several Palestinian homes with stones and glass bottles, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. WAFA correspondent said that dozens of settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Keryat Arba', protected by a military escort, hurled rocks and glass bottles at …
imemc.org/article/illegal-settlers-hurl-stones-and-glass-at-palestinian-homes-in-hebron/

Bennett Gives Orders Restricting Peace Activists
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-19
Israeli Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett, Saturday evening, gave the Israeli army instructions that restrict the activities of peace activists who participate in the weekly protests against the apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank. Hebrew channel 12 reported that the decision is made in cooperation with Israeli army and …
imemc.org/article/bennett-gives-orders-restricting-peace-activists/

Revealed Iran's Attack Did Cause Casualties, US/Israeli Cyberattack & Pompeo Threatens The World
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-19
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 (1/18/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/revealed-irans-attack-did-cause-casualties-us-israeli-cyberattack-pompeo-threatens-the-world/

Jordan Passes Law Banning Israeli Gas Imports
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-19
The Jordanian parliament passed a new law on Sunday that will ban Israeli gas imports to the Middle Eastern country. The parliament's decision comes just days after Jordan started a multibillion-dollar deal, which was struck in 2016 and opposed by much of the population. | RELATED: | Netanyahu, Trump Discuss 'Opportunity' to Seize Jordan Valley | According to Reuters, the law was passed unanimously by Jordan's 130 lawmakers and will be referred to the cabinet to be made law, altho…
telesurenglish.net/news/Jordan-Passes-Law-Banning-Israeli-Gas-Imports-20200119-0004.html

Israeli Colonist Injured In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-19
Israeli sources have reported, Saturday, that one settler was injured in a stabbing attack, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources said that the colonist, 22 years of age, suffered a moderate injury, and was moved to an Israeli Medical Center. The incident took …
imemc.org/article/israeli-colonist-injured-in-hebron/

Former Mufti Ordered Out of Al-Aqsa
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-19
After summoning him this morning, the Israeli security ordered the former Mufti of Jerusalem and current head of the Higher Islamic Council, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compund for one week, according to WAFA sources. The security forces raided Sabri's home in occupied Jerusalem and handed him …
imemc.org/article/former-mufti-ordered-out-of-al-aqsa/

Louis Adamic's Life Fighting Fascism
Paul Buehl | truthdig.com | 2020-01-19
"Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy" | Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar | Louis Adamic, a popular nonfiction writer of the 1920s-40s, never escaped–perhaps never wished to escape–his status as an enigma. He was a talented journalist whose work appeared in a variety of magazines, as well as the author of well-received works of fiction and nonfiction. He was also a Slovene immigrant, from that sliver of land once part of Yugoslavia and now an independent st…
truthdig.com/articles/louis-adamics-life-fighting-fascism/

Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them'
Julia Conley | zcomm.org | 2020-01-19
"Bernie Sanders teaches Demagoguery and Fascism 101 to a very skeptical New York Times editorial board."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/too-many-americans-feel-establishment-has-failed-them/

At first I couldn't stop laughing at the cop's counter-terror list. But I stopped because it's utterly sinister
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-01-19
On 17 January, the Guardian revealed a counter-terrorism document listing a variety of protest and left-wing groups alongside neo-Nazis and the far-right and their associated symbols. | My first reaction to it was laughter and piss-taking. The list contains groups from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) to Greenpeace and Animal Aid. It's also woefully out-of-date. It's as if someone has taken a roll call of groups from ten years ago and added Extinction Rebellion (XR) to the list. | It also c…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/01/19/at-first-i-couldnt-stop-laughing-at-the-cops-counter-terror-list-but-i-stopped-because-its-utterly-sinister/

As Citizens United Turns 10, We Need to Fight to Get Money Out of Politics
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-19
Ten years ago this week, the Supreme Court released its disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision. | The court, either through remarkable naivety or sheer malevolence, essentially married two terrible ideas: that "money equals speech" and that "corporations are people." The ruling put a for sale sign on our democracy, opening up a flood of corporate, special interest, and even foreign money into our politics. | Through Citizens United and a collection of other terrible and related decisions, the…
truthout.org/articles/as-citizens-united-turns-10-we-need-to-fight-to-get-money-out-of-politics/

Palestinians Benefit From China-Funded Desalination Plants
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-18
Abdul-Rahim Abu Gouda, a Palestinian living in a small village in the Gaza Strip's southern border town of Rafah, breathed a sigh of relief after two China-funded water desalination plants opened this month in his impoverished al-Naser village. | RELATED: | Israel Breaches Law, Transfers 34 Palestinian Minors From Prisons | "This is a joyful day for my family and we can now get drinking water instantly and for free. We no longer need to wait for trucks selling filtered drinki…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestinians-Benefit-From-China-Funded-Desalination-Plants-20200118-0007.html

A British woman explains why she intended to cut the Gaza fence
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
This week Julia Lister, a British Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested with a group who were on their way to the Israeli fence separating the Palestinians of Gaza from Israel. | Gaza is surrounded by a fence on three sides. Israeli snipers shoot at any Palestinian who dares to go near it. Israeli drones and F-16s patrol the skies and military…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/18/a-british-woman-explains-why-she-intended-to-cut-the-gaza-fence/

Simpsons actor Hank Azaria quits Apu role amid continued 'racism' controversy over hit show's Indian character
rt.com | 2020-01-18
One of the actors on the hit show The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, has said he will no longer be voicing the character of Apu, following years of tedious controversy and accusations of racism. | The veteran actor has voiced the Indian shopkeeper since 1990, but Azaria has now revealed that his time portraying the Kwik-E-Mart owner has come to an end. | The 55-year-old, who also plays Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and various other characters in the long-running show, told Slashfilm:…
rt.com/news/478584-simpsons-hank-azaria-quits-apu-racism/

A hate crime worker rejects James Cleverly's ridiculous comments on racism in Britain
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
On 15 January, Conservative Party chair James Cleverly told ITV's Robert Peston that Britain isn't becoming more racist and it's an "infinitely, infinitely more open and tolerant country" than when he was growing up. Cleverly insisted that back then there was "casual racism" on the TV and in society. | "Racism is on the rise": | But Labour MP Nadia Whittome, who was a hate crime worker in Nottingham, hit back a…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/18/a-hate-crime-worker-rejects-james-cleverlys-ridiculous-comments-on-racism-in-britain/

Hindu Fascism: An All-American Threat
Sameena Mustafa, Arti Walker-Peddakotla | commondreams.org | 2020-01-18
U.S. President Donald Trump with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: White House / Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_32_0.jpeg
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AFL-CIO to the nation: Make King's dream America's reality
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-18
WASHINGTON–Faced with the renewed and rising right-wing onslaught against women, workers, immigrants and people of color, unionists at the AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Civil and Human Rights Conference spent their two days in D.C. focusing on reclaiming voting rights, battling voter suppression and educating and empowering workers to ensure they can vote this year …
peoplesworld.org/article/afl-cio-to-the-nation-make-kings-dream-americas-reality/

Brazil's Peoples: Bolsonaro Means Genocide, Ethnocide, Ecocide
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-18
After a four-day meeting carried out in Piaracu village, at the Mato Grosso state, in Brazil, over 600 Indigenous leaders Friday issued a manifesto denouncing the "genocide, ethnocide, and ecocide" planned by the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Brazil to Go Through With Mining on Tribal Lands | "The white man is very greedy," chief Raoni Metuktire said and explained that the Brazilian government is threatening the survival of Indigenous peoples with plans to allow commercial…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazils-Peoples-Bolsonaro-Means-Genocide-Ethnocide-Ecocide-20200118-0005.html

Israel Bombs Gaza And Syria Killing 3 & Iran Says US Sabotage/Cyberattack Likely Behind 737 Downing
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-17
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 (1/16/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-bombs-gaza-and-syria-killing-3-iran-says-us-sabotage-cyberattack-likely-behind-737-downing/

Israeli court bans media from Pegasus spyware case trials
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
In an apparent move to save the NSO group

Turkey Cuts Deal with Russia, Intensifying the War for Gas in Libya
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-17
Turkey sent Syrian fighters to Libya to back the government and keep its control of offshore natural gas reserves. Egypt, Russia, ExxonMobil, Israel, and Greece are expanding Libya's civil war in a fight over control of the natural gas that Europe needs.
therealnews.com/stories/turkey-cuts-deal-with-russia-intensifying-the-war-for-gas-in-libya

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel's 'Firing Zones' in the West Bank
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-17
A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel's so-called "firing zones" in the West Bank.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/sealed-off-and-forgotten-what-you-should-know-about-israels-firing-zones-in-the-west-bank/

Israel Bombs Gaza Strip in Response to Incendiary Balloons
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-17
(MEE)

MLK's final campaign lives on: The war against racism and poverty
Jessicah Pierre | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it's natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the movement around economic justice. That's worth remembering today. In December 1967, King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other …
peoplesworld.org/article/mlks-final-campaign-lives-on-the-war-against-racism-and-poverty/

Not an Inch: Indian Students Stand Against the Far Right
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-17
With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move "not an inch back." The students would continue to agitate to defend Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its union, and to fight…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/not-an-inch-iranian-students-stand-against-the-far-right/

3 Arrested for Plans to Incite Violence at 'Gun Rights' Rally in Richmond
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-17
Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested, accused of planning to incite violence at the upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, VA. The state's capitol is in a state of emergency after finding a pattern of communications sounding like the leadup to the 2017 Charlottesville rally that killed Heather Heyer.
therealnews.com/stories/arrested_for_plans_incite_violence_at_gun_rights_rally_in_richmond

Bolsonaro's Culture secretary fired after quoting Nazi Goebbels
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
Brazil's Culture secretary, Roberto Alvim, was fired on Friday, a day after his office posted a video on social media in which he quoted parts of a speech delivered by the Nazi propaganda boss, Joseph Goebbels. | The video was posted by the Special Culture Office of the Jair Bolsonaro administration to promote a national arts prize. | "Brazilian art in the next decade will be heroic and national," said Alvim, with the Brazilian flag and a portrait of Bolsonaro in the background. The video played to Wagner's Lohengrin, infamously said to be Hitler's favorite opera. | The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, rel…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/17/bolsonaros-culture-secretary-fired-after-quoting-nazi-goebbels/

Weekend Read: Dr. King's words inspire us to act
splcenter.org | 2020-01-17
Nearly 52 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "The Other America" speech in a high school gym in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/18/weekend-read-dr-kings-words-inspire-us-act

A Trump impeachment trial primer–How it will proceed (or not)
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
The seven prosecutors–Democratic House members who will serve as impeachment managers–have been selected, and all of them are experienced litigators to one degree or another. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the oath as trial adjudicator, and all 100 U.S. Senators have been sworn in as jurors for the impeachment trial of …
peoplesworld.org/article/a-trump-impeachment-trial-primer-how-it-will-proceed-or-not/

Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-17
In his interview with the New York Times as the newspaper determines which 2020 Democratic presidential candidate it will endorse, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke about how President Donald Trump weaponized racism and many Americans' sense that the political and media establishments have abandoned them in 2016 to win support. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sanders-five-million_0.jpg
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Conspiracy Theories, Threats of Violence Loom Over Coming Gun Rally in Richmond
splcenter.org | 2020-01-16
Gun-rights activists and antigovernment extremists are planning a protest in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday fueled by antigovernment conspiracy theories and accompanied by online calls for violence.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/01/16/conspiracy-theories-threats-violence-loom-over-coming-gun-rally-richmond

'Are we seriously doing this again?' New phony 'White Power' controversy 'investigated' by MSM
rt.com | 2020-01-16
CBS news has blown the lid off the hate crime of the century: a crew of firefighters making the upside-down "okay" hand gesture in a group photo. Yet again, a reputable media outlet fell for a well-worn 4chan prank. | According to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV, a group of recruits with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services posed for a team photo back in March 2019. The network sounded the alarm on Wednesday when it noticed several of them were making the thumb-and-index finger "okay" hand gesture – a gesture CBS pointed out is "a possible 'white power'" symbol. | D.C. Fire Department recruits mi…
rt.com/usa/478453-firefighters-white-power-okay/

Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional
Michele Goodwin | aclu.org | 2020-01-16
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/arkansas-legislators-attack-on-abortion-is-unconstitutional

Relatives demand answers after Yorta Yorta woman dies in custody
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-16
First Nations Chloe de SilvaIssue 1249 Australia Racism death in custody MelbourneJanuary 16, 2020Disgracefully, Victorian authorities t…
greenleft.org.au/content/relatives-demand-answers-after-yorta-yorta-woman-dies-custody

2020-01-19: News Headlines

Staff (2020-01-19). Louis Adamic's Life Fighting Fascism. truthdig.com "Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy" | Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar | Louis Adamic, a popular nonfiction writer of the 1920s-'40s, never escaped—perhaps never wished to escape—his status as an enigma. He was a talented journalist whose work appeared in a variety of magazines, as well as the author of well-received works of fiction and nonfiction. He was also a Slovene immigrant, from that sliver of land once part of Yugoslavia and now an independent s…

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-19). Revealed Iran's Attack Did Cause Casualties, US/Israeli Cyberattack & Pompeo Threatens The World. 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 (1/18/19). 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 …

sputniknews (2020-01-19). Jordanian Parliament Votes Against Israeli Gas Import – Head of Legal Committee. sputniknews.com BEIRUT (Sputnik) – The Jordanian parliament voted on Sunday against the gas import from Israel, the head of the Legal Committee said.

sputniknews (2020-01-19). Iran Two Years Away From a Nuclear Bomb, Documents Talk for Themselves – Israeli Analyst. sputniknews.com Israel doesn't believe the Iranian claims that their nuclear programme is peaceful, says an Israeli analyst. Although Israel has the right to defend itself, Ephraim Asculai still believes it would have been better if the two countries sat down for talks.

sputniknews (2020-01-19). Israeli Justice Minister Calls Knesset Speaker to Block Vote on Netanyahu Immunity Committee. sputniknews.com Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has found himself under pressure from both Benjamin Netanyahu and from his political rivals, who have been struggling to see a separate Knesset Committee weigh the premier's immunity request over his corruption charges. Israel is in the meantime eyeing an unprecedented third general election in a year, on 2 March.

teleSUR (2020-01-19). Matteo Salvini Vows to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital. telesurenglish.net Matteo Salvini recently conducted an interview with Israel's Ynet News to discuss Italian-Israeli relations and his bid for the premiership of the Mediterranean country. | RELATED: | Israel, Greece, Cyprus to Sign Pipeline Deal in Mediterranean | In his interview with Ynet, Salvini said he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite harming relations with the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank region. | "Yes, absolutely", Salvini said, answering the reporter's…

Labor Video Project (2020-01-19). SF Treasure Island Conservation Corps Nightmare, Cover-up & Environmental Racism. indybay.org Workers at the California Conservation Corps Treasure Island training center talk about their contamination from radiation. Other residents of Treasure Island and Hunters Point connect their…

sputniknews (2020-01-19). Putin on Western Attempts to Rewrite History: We Need to Do Everything Possible to Preserve Truth. sputniknews.com Earlier in January, the Polish parliament adopted a resolution declaring that the Soviet Union carries equal responsibility with Nazi Germany for the beginning of World War II.

Emily Apple (2020-01-19). At first I couldn't stop laughing at the cop's counter-terror list. But I stopped because it's utterly sinister. thecanary.co On 17 January, the Guardian revealed a counter-terrorism document listing a variety of protest and left-wing groups alongside neo-Nazis and the far-right and their associated symbols. | My first reaction to it was laughter and piss-taking. The list contains groups from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) to Greenpeace and Animal Aid. It's also woefully out-of-date. It's as if someone has taken a roll call of groups from ten years ago and added Extinction Rebellion (XR) to the list. | It also c…

Staff (2020-01-19). As Citizens United Turns 10, We Need to Fight to Get Money Out of Politics. truthout.org Ten years ago this week, the Supreme Court released its disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision. | The court, either through remarkable naivety or sheer malevolence, essentially married two terrible ideas: that "money equals speech" and that "corporations are people." The ruling put a for sale sign on our democracy, opening up a flood of corporate, special interest, and even foreign money into our politics. | Through Citizens United and a collection of other terrible and related decisions, the…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-01-18). AFL-CIO to the nation: Make King's dream America's reality. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Faced with the renewed and rising right-wing onslaught against women, workers, immigrants and people of color, unionists at the AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Civil and Human Rights Conference spent their two days in D.C. focusing on reclaiming voting rights, battling voter suppression and educating and empowering workers to ensure they can vote this year …

RT (2020-01-18). Simpsons actor Hank Azaria quits Apu role amid continued 'racism' controversy over hit show's Indian character. rt.com One of the actors on the hit show The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, has said he will no longer be voicing the character of Apu, following years of tedious controversy and accusations of racism. | The veteran actor has voiced the Indian shopkeeper since 1990, but Azaria has now revealed that his time portraying the Kwik-E-Mart owner has come to an end. | The 55-year-old, who also plays Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and various other characters in the long-running show, told Slashfilm: "All we know there is I won't be doing the voice anymore…

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-18). UN Officials: German Anti-BDS Resolution Infringes on Freedom of Expression, Basic Political Rights. imemc.org United Nations Special Rapporteurs / Germany UN officials say it is not anti-Semitic to criticize the government of Israel. UN letter is now public, as Germany did not respond within mandated 60-day period. PALAIS DES NATIONS ‚Ä¢ 1211 GENEVA 10, SWITZERLAND Mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and …

teleSUR (2020-01-18). Palestinians Benefit From China-Funded Desalination Plants. telesurenglish.net Abdul-Rahim Abu Gouda, a Palestinian living in a small village in the Gaza Strip's southern border town of Rafah, breathed a sigh of relief after two China-funded water desalination plants opened this month in his impoverished al-Naser village. | RELATED: | Israel Breaches Law, Transfers 34 Palestinian Minors From Prisons | "This is a joyful day for my family and we can now get drinking water instantly and for free. We no longer need to wait for trucks selling filtered drinki…

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-18). Israeli Forces Abduct Finnish MP, Activists On Gaza Border. imemc.org Israeli occupation forces, on Thursday, detained five Finnish citizens, including a member of parliament, for allegedly attempting to cross the fence separating the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories and the blockaded Gaza Strip. According to Israeli media sources, the Israeli forces detained Anna Kontula, a Finnish MP, and four other humanitarian …

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-18). Gaza Bombed for 2nd Time in 24 Hours. imemc.org Occupation aircraft have carried out a fresh round of airstrikes, against targets in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, as Israel continues with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver. The Israeli military said, in a statement, that a combat helicopter attacked infrastructure used for by …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-18). Three Palestinians Detained Near Bethlehem, Including a Former Prisoner. imemc.org Israeli soldiers, on Friday, detained at least three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources confirmed that Israeli forces conducted an invasion into Bethlehem city, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians, including a former prisoner. Soldiers also …

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-18). #FreeMays — Israel is torturing my friend for being an outspoken Palestinian woman. imemc.org by Kristian Davis Bailey, Black4Palestine On New Year's Eve, as we approached the end of the year and the start of a new decade, one person weighed heavily on my mind: my friend Mays Abu Ghosh, a 21-year old journalism student from Palestine, who was spending her new year incarcerated without charge …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-18). At Least Five Worshipers Injured by Israeli Police at Al Aqsa. imemc.org Israeli police, early Friday morning, stormed occupied Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and assaulted Palestinian Muslim worshipers. Witnesses told WAFA that thousands of Palestinians rallied at the mosque compound following the Fajr Prayer, chanting slogans slamming Israeli intrusions into the site. They added that scores of police officers stormed the …

Staff (2020-01-18). Biden Prioritizes Israel While Overlooking Daily Anti-Semitism in US. truthout.org When, on January 2, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden responded to a questionnaire from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) about anti-Semitism, Zionism, and his relationship to Jews and Jewish culture in the U.S., there was a noticeable absence in his response: practically any mention of American Jews. | The interview, entitled "Joe Biden: My plan to fight anti-Semitism," included three concrete s…

Tom Anderson (2020-01-18). A British woman explains why she intended to cut the Gaza fence. thecanary.co This week Julia Lister, a British Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested with a group who were on their way to the Israeli fence separating the Palestinians of Gaza from Israel. | Gaza is surrounded by a fence on three sides. Israeli snipers shoot at any Palestinian who dares to go near it. Israeli drones and F-16s patrol the skies and military…

PCHR (2020-01-18). PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 — 15 January 2020). imemc.org Summary | | This week, PCHR documented 179 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows: | As part of the Israeli shooting and excessive use of force:…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-01-18). A hate crime worker rejects James Cleverly's ridiculous comments on racism in Britain. thecanary.co On 15 January, Conservative Party chair James Cleverly told ITV's Robert Peston that Britain isn't becoming more racist and it's an "infinitely, infinitely more open and tolerant country" than when he was growing up. Cleverly insisted that back then there was "casual racism" on the TV and in society. | "Racism is on the rise": | But Labour MP Nadia Whittome, who was a hate crime worker in Nottingham, hit back a…

Sameena Mustafa, Arti Walker-Peddakotla (2020-01-18). Hindu Fascism: An All-American Threat. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: White House / Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_32_0.jpeg

teleSUR (2020-01-18). Brazil's Peoples: Bolsonaro Means Genocide, Ethnocide, Ecocide. telesurenglish.net After a four-day meeting carried out in Piaracu village, at the Mato Grosso state, in Brazil, over 600 Indigenous leaders Friday issued a manifesto denouncing the "genocide, ethnocide, and ecocide" planned by the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Brazil to Go Through With Mining on Tribal Lands | "The white man is very greedy," chief Raoni Metuktire said and explained that the Brazilian government is threatening the survival of Indigenous peoples with plans to allow commercial…

Staff (2020-01-17). Turkey Cuts Deal with Russia, Intensifying the War for Gas in Libya. therealnews.com Turkey sent Syrian fighters to Libya to back the government and keep its control of offshore natural gas reserves. Egypt, Russia, ExxonMobil, Israel, and Greece are expanding Libya's civil war in a fight over control of the natural gas that Europe needs.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-01-17). Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel's 'Firing Zones' in the West Bank. counterpunch.org A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel's so-called "firing zones" in the West Bank. "Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides assistance to 1,500 Palestinians living inside an Israeli military firing zone in More

Staff (2020-01-17). 3 Arrested for Plans to Incite Violence at 'Gun Rights' Rally in Richmond. therealnews.com Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested, accused of planning to incite violence at the upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, VA. The state's capitol is in a state of emergency after finding a pattern of communications sounding like the leadup to the 2017 Charlottesville rally that killed Heather Heyer.

Vijay Prashad (2020-01-17). Not an Inch: Indian Students Stand Against the Far Right. counterpunch.org With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move "not an inch back." The students would continue to agitate to defend Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its union, and to fight More

Jessicah Pierre (2020-01-17). MLK's final campaign lives on: The war against racism and poverty. peoplesworld.org As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it's natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the movement around economic justice. That's worth remembering today. In December 1967, King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-17). Israeli court bans media from Pegasus spyware case trials. peoplesdispatch.org In an apparent move to save the NSO group — owner of the Pegasus spyware — from public criticism, an Israeli court cited national security concerns and ordered a closed-door hearing in the case against the company. The case was filed by Amnesty International and they are demanding a ban on the export of Pegasus along with restrictions on the NSO group. The judge also imposed a ban on the media, preventing it from reporting on the proceedings of the case. | The Pegasus spyware has been used in recent years by various countries to target journalists and dissidents, including in India. The NSO group had ea…

IMEMC News (2020-01-17). Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists marched while carrying …

teleSUR (2020-01-17). Abby Martin Banned From Speaking at US University. telesurenglish.net Former teleSUR presenter and creator of The Empire Files Abby Martin was blocked from delivering a keynote speech at Georgia Southern University for refusing to "sign a contractual pledge to not boycott Israel" to comply with the anti-Boycott, Divest and Sanctions state law. | RELATED: | YouTube Censors Empire Files' Abby Martin on Israeli Militarism | "After I was scheduled to give a keynote speech at an upcoming Georgia Southern conference, organizers said I must comply with…

Middle East Eye (2020-01-17). Israel Bombs Gaza Strip in Response to Incendiary Balloons. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory earlier in the day, the Associated Press reported. 2 milions in Gaza Can not sleep because Israel attacks on Gaza 9: 21 PM pic.twitter.com/JPbOkFBClU — Heba Khaled (@heba_khaled1998) …

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-17). Israel Bombs Gaza And Syria Killing 3 & Iran Says US Sabotage/Cyberattack Likely Behind 737 Downing. 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 (1/16/19). 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 …

WSWS (2020-01-17). The impeachment trial begins as Trump escalates fascistic appeals. wsws.org The Democratic impeachment process will not stop Trump's increasingly blatant assault on the constitutional foundations of basic democratic rights.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-17). Anti-fascists protest far-right manifestations in Austrian universities. peoplesdispatch.org Various anti-fascist groups in Austria have started campaigns and begun mobilizing to resist the far-right and fascist manifestations in country's universities. The latest action took place at the University of Vienna on January 14, Tuesday, where 200 anti-fascist activists blocked the entrances to the lecture hall and forced the cancellation of a lecture by the controversial historian, Lothar Hà∂belt, a staunch advocate of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPàñ). Activists from the Austrian Students Union (OH) in the Vienna University, Radical Left Platform, Offensive Against the Right-wing, Au…

Staff (2020-01-17). Headlines for January 17, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Impeachment Trial Opens as Accountability Office Says Trump Broke Law by Withholding Aid, Pentagon Contradicts Trump and Says 11 U.S. Troops Injured in Iranian Strikes, Senate Votes to Approve USMCA, Report: Six Banks Reaped $18 Billion Last Year from Trump Tax Cuts, Guatemalan Protesters Demand Outgoing President Be Arrested for Corruption, Deported Immigrant Rights Leader Jean Montrevil Sues U.S. Government, FBI Arrests 3 Suspected Neo-Nazis Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond, Virginia, Florida Supreme Court Upholds Law Limiting Voting Rights for People with Felony Convictions, Harvard Law Students Prote…

teleSUR (2020-01-17). Brazil's Secretary of Culture Fired After Quoting Goebbels. telesurenglish.net Brazil's former Secretary of Culture Robert Alvim was fired Friday after he released a video in which he paraphrased a speech by former Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. | RELATED: | Brazilian Army Pays Tribute to Former Nazi Commander | "The Brazilian art of the next decade will be heroic and national. It will be endowed with a great capacity for emotional involvement and will be equally imperative, since it is deeply linked to the urgent aspirations of our people, or else it will…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-17). Bolsonaro's Culture secretary fired after quoting Nazi Goebbels. peoplesdispatch.org Brazil's Culture secretary, Roberto Alvim, was fired on Friday, a day after his office posted a video on social media in which he quoted parts of a speech delivered by the Nazi propaganda boss, Joseph Goebbels. | The video was posted by the Special Culture Office of the Jair Bolsonaro administration to promote a national arts prize. | "Brazilian art in the next decade will be heroic and national," said Alvim, with the Brazilian flag and a portrait of Bolsonaro in the background. The video played to Wagner's Lohengrin, infamously said to be Hitler's favorite opera. | The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, rel…

splcenter (2020-01-17). Weekend Read: Dr. King's words inspire us to act. splcenter.org Nearly 52 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "The Other America" speech in a high school gym in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Steven Sahiounie (2020-01-17). Iraq Set to Buy Russian S-400 Air Defense System and Assert Its Sovereignty. globalresearch.ca Iran attacked US forces stationed at two bases in Iraq with 15 missiles on January 8th, but it does not appear missile defense systems were used to counter them. Eric Gomez, a missile defense policy analyst at the Cato …

Brigitte Amiri (2020-01-17). The Supreme Court Takes Up the Issue of Birth Control Coverage — Again. aclu.org The Supreme Court just announced that it will hear | yet another case about the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) birth control coverage | requirement. If you are experiencing déjà vu, you are not alone. Court battles | over the birth control coverage requirement have been raging for almost a | decade. How did we get here? | 2012: | The Birth Control Benefit is Established | Congress passed the Women's Health Amendment to the | ACA to try to close the disparity in health care costs that women have | historically experienced. In 2012, the independent, nonpartisan Institute of | Medicine was tasked with determining wh…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-01-17). Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them'. commondreams.org In his interview with the New York Times as the newspaper determines which 2020 Democratic presidential candidate it will endorse, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke about how President Donald Trump weaponized racism and many Americans' sense that the political and media establishments have abandoned them in 2016 to win support. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sanders-five-million_0.jpg

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-01-17). Canada's Top Court Rejects BC Bid to Halt Trans Mountain Tar Sands Project. commondreams.org "We are at a pivotal moment in human history, and we can do better than banking on a future that continues to rely on fossil fuels." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/canada-supreme-court-trans-mountain.jpg

RT (2020-01-16). 'Are we seriously doing this again?' New phony 'White Power' controversy 'investigated' by MSM. rt.com CBS news has blown the lid off the hate crime of the century: a crew of firefighters making the upside-down "okay" hand gesture in a group photo. Yet again, a reputable media outlet fell for a well-worn 4chan prank. | According to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV, a group of recruits with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services posed for a team photo back in March 2019. The network sounded the alarm on Wednesday when it noticed several of them were making the thumb-and-index finger "okay" hand gesture – a gesture CBS pointed out is "a possible 'white power'" symbol. | D.C. Fire Department recruits mi…

splcenter (2020-01-16). Conspiracy Theories, Threats of Violence Loom Over Coming Gun Rally in Richmond. splcenter.org Gun-rights activists and antigovernment extremists are planning a protest in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday fueled by antigovernment conspiracy theories and accompanied by online calls for violence.

Michele Goodwin (2020-01-16). Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional. aclu.org The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…

Fred_F (2020-01-16). Catastrophic fires and the far-right's denialism. greenleft.org.au Climate Jeff SparrowIssue 1249 Australia far-rightJanuary 16, 2020For most people, "ecofascism" sounds nonsensical, a portmanteau made up of irreconcilable opposites. | Environmentalists adhere, for the most part, to progressive politics, with fascists glorifying everything th…

pip.hinman (2020-01-16). Relatives demand answers after Yorta Yorta woman dies in custody. greenleft.org.au First Nations Chloe de SilvaIssue 1249 Australia Racism death in custody MelbourneJanuary 16, 2020Disgracefully, Victorian authorities t…

2020-01-19: Social Media Postees

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Revealed Iran's Attack Did Cause Casualties, US/Israeli Cyberattack & Pompeo Threatens The World
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-19
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 (1/18/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/revealed-irans-attack-did-cause-casualties-us-israeli-cyberattack-pompeo-threatens-the-world/

Iran Two Years Away From a Nuclear Bomb, Documents Talk for Themselves – Israeli Analyst
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-19
Israel doesn't believe the Iranian claims that their nuclear programme is peaceful, says an Israeli analyst. Although Israel has the right to defend itself, Ephraim Asculai still believes it would have been better if the two countries sat down for talks.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202001191078075999-iran-two-years-away-from-a-nuclear-bomb-documents-talk-for-themselves/

Jordanian Parliament Votes Against Israeli Gas Import – Head of Legal Committee
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-19
BEIRUT (Sputnik) – The Jordanian parliament voted on Sunday against the gas import from Israel, the head of the Legal Committee said.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202001191078078392-jordanian-parliament-votes-against-israeli-gas-import—head-of-legal-committee/

Israeli Justice Minister Calls Knesset Speaker to Block Vote on Netanyahu Immunity Committee
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-19
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has found himself under pressure from both Benjamin Netanyahu and from his political rivals, who have been struggling to see a separate Knesset Committee weigh the premier's immunity request over his corruption charges. Israel is in the meantime eyeing an unprecedented third general election in a year, on 2 March.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202001191078078350-israeli-justice-minister-calls-knesset-speaker-to-block-vote-on-netanyahu-immunity-committee/

Matteo Salvini Vows to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-19
Matteo Salvini recently conducted an interview with Israel's Ynet News to discuss Italian-Israeli relations and his bid for the premiership of the Mediterranean country. | RELATED: | Israel, Greece, Cyprus to Sign Pipeline Deal in Mediterranean | In his interview with Ynet, Salvini said he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite harming relations with the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank region. | "Yes, absolutely", Salvini said, answering the reporter's…
telesurenglish.net/news/Matteo-Salvini-Vows-to-Recognize-Jerusalem-as-Israeli-Capital-20200119-0003.html

SF Treasure Island Conservation Corps Nightmare, Cover-up & Environmental Racism
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-01-19
Workers at the California Conservation Corps Treasure Island training center talk about their contamination from radiation. Other residents of Treasure Island and Hunters Point connect their…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/18/18829836.php

Louis Adamic's Life Fighting Fascism
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-19
"Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy" | Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar | Louis Adamic, a popular nonfiction writer of the 1920s-'40s, never escaped–perhaps never wished to escape–his status as an enigma. He was a talented journalist whose work appeared in a variety of magazines, as well as the author of well-received works of fiction and nonfiction. He was also a Slovene immigrant, from that sliver of land once part of Yugoslavia and now an independent s…
truthdig.com/articles/louis-adamics-life-fighting-fascism/

At first I couldn't stop laughing at the cop's counter-terror list. But I stopped because it's utterly sinister
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-01-19
On 17 January, the Guardian revealed a counter-terrorism document listing a variety of protest and left-wing groups alongside neo-Nazis and the far-right and their associated symbols. | My first reaction to it was laughter and piss-taking. The list contains groups from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) to Greenpeace and Animal Aid. It's also woefully out-of-date. It's as if someone has taken a roll call of groups from ten years ago and added Extinction Rebellion (XR) to the list. | It also c…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/01/19/at-first-i-couldnt-stop-laughing-at-the-cops-counter-terror-list-but-i-stopped-because-its-utterly-sinister/

Putin on Western Attempts to Rewrite History: We Need to Do Everything Possible to Preserve Truth
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-19
Earlier in January, the Polish parliament adopted a resolution declaring that the Soviet Union carries equal responsibility with Nazi Germany for the beginning of World War II.
sputniknews.com/world/202001191078077464-putin-on-western-attempts-to-rewrite-history/

As Citizens United Turns 10, We Need to Fight to Get Money Out of Politics
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-19
Ten years ago this week, the Supreme Court released its disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision. | The court, either through remarkable naivety or sheer malevolence, essentially married two terrible ideas: that "money equals speech" and that "corporations are people." The ruling put a for sale sign on our democracy, opening up a flood of corporate, special interest, and even foreign money into our politics. | Through Citizens United and a collection of other terrible and related decisions, the…
truthout.org/articles/as-citizens-united-turns-10-we-need-to-fight-to-get-money-out-of-politics/

A British woman explains why she intended to cut the Gaza fence
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
This week Julia Lister, a British Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested with a group who were on their way to the Israeli fence separating the Palestinians of Gaza from Israel. | Gaza is surrounded by a fence on three sides. Israeli snipers shoot at any Palestinian who dares to go near it. Israeli drones and F-16s patrol the skies and military…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/18/a-british-woman-explains-why-she-intended-to-cut-the-gaza-fence/

Biden Prioritizes Israel While Overlooking Daily Anti-Semitism in US
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-18
When, on January 2, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden responded to a questionnaire from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) about anti-Semitism, Zionism, and his relationship to Jews and Jewish culture in the U.S., there was a noticeable absence in his response: practically any mention of American Jews. | The interview, entitled "Joe Biden: My plan to fight anti-Semitism," included three concrete s…
truthout.org/articles/biden-prioritizes-israel-while-overlooking-daily-anti-semitism-in-us/

At Least Five Worshipers Injured by Israeli Police at Al Aqsa
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-18
Israeli police, early Friday morning, stormed occupied Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and assaulted Palestinian Muslim worshipers. Witnesses told WAFA that thousands of Palestinians rallied at the mosque compound following the Fajr Prayer, chanting slogans slamming Israeli intrusions into the site. They added that scores of police officers stormed the …
imemc.org/article/at-least-five-worshipers-injured-by-israeli-police-at-al-aqsa/

Israeli Forces Abduct Finnish MP, Activists On Gaza Border
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-18
Israeli occupation forces, on Thursday, detained five Finnish citizens, including a member of parliament, for allegedly attempting to cross the fence separating the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories and the blockaded Gaza Strip. According to Israeli media sources, the Israeli forces detained Anna Kontula, a Finnish MP, and four other humanitarian …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-abduct-finnish-mp-activists-on-gaza-border/

Gaza Bombed for 2nd Time in 24 Hours
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-18
Occupation aircraft have carried out a fresh round of airstrikes, against targets in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, as Israel continues with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver. The Israeli military said, in a statement, that a combat helicopter attacked infrastructure used for by …
imemc.org/article/gaza-bombed-for-2nd-time-in-24-hours/

Palestinians Benefit From China-Funded Desalination Plants
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-18
Abdul-Rahim Abu Gouda, a Palestinian living in a small village in the Gaza Strip's southern border town of Rafah, breathed a sigh of relief after two China-funded water desalination plants opened this month in his impoverished al-Naser village. | RELATED: | Israel Breaches Law, Transfers 34 Palestinian Minors From Prisons | "This is a joyful day for my family and we can now get drinking water instantly and for free. We no longer need to wait for trucks selling filtered drinki…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestinians-Benefit-From-China-Funded-Desalination-Plants-20200118-0007.html

UN Officials: German Anti-BDS Resolution Infringes on Freedom of Expression, Basic Political Rights
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-18
United Nations Special Rapporteurs / Germany UN officials say it is not anti-Semitic to criticize the government of Israel. UN letter is now public, as Germany did not respond within mandated 60-day period. PALAIS DES NATIONS ‚Ä¢ 1211 GENEVA 10, SWITZERLAND Mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and …
imemc.org/article/un-officials-german-anti-bds-resolution-infringes-on-freedom-of-expression-basic-political-rights/

A British woman explains why she intended to cut the Gaza fence
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
This week Julia Lister, a British Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested with a group who were on their way to the Israeli fence separating the Palestinians of Gaza from Israel. | Gaza is surrounded by a fence on three sides. Israeli snipers shoot at any Palestinian who dares to go near it. Israeli drones and F-16s patrol the skies and military…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/18/a-british-woman-explains-why-she-intended-to-cut-the-gaza-fence/

Three Palestinians Detained Near Bethlehem, Including a Former Prisoner
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-18
Israeli soldiers, on Friday, detained at least three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources confirmed that Israeli forces conducted an invasion into Bethlehem city, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians, including a former prisoner. Soldiers also …
imemc.org/article/three-palestinians-detained-near-bethlehem-including-a-former-prisoner/

A hate crime worker rejects James Cleverly's ridiculous comments on racism in Britain
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
On 15 January, Conservative Party chair James Cleverly told ITV's Robert Peston that Britain isn't becoming more racist and it's an "infinitely, infinitely more open and tolerant country" than when he was growing up. Cleverly insisted that back then there was "casual racism" on the TV and in society. | "Racism is on the rise": | But Labour MP Nadia Whittome, who was a hate crime worker in Nottingham, hit back a…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/18/a-hate-crime-worker-rejects-james-cleverlys-ridiculous-comments-on-racism-in-britain/

A hate crime worker rejects James Cleverly's ridiculous comments on racism in Britain
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
On 15 January, Conservative Party chair James Cleverly told ITV's Robert Peston that Britain isn't becoming more racist and it's an "infinitely, infinitely more open and tolerant country" than when he was growing up. Cleverly insisted that back then there was "casual racism" on the TV and in society. | "Racism is on the rise": | But Labour MP Nadia Whittome, who was a hate crime worker in Nottingham, hit back a…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/18/a-hate-crime-worker-rejects-james-cleverlys-ridiculous-comments-on-racism-in-britain/

Simpsons actor Hank Azaria quits Apu role amid continued 'racism' controversy over hit show's Indian character
rt.com | 2020-01-18
One of the actors on the hit show The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, has said he will no longer be voicing the character of Apu, following years of tedious controversy and accusations of racism. | The veteran actor has voiced the Indian shopkeeper since 1990, but Azaria has now revealed that his time portraying the Kwik-E-Mart owner has come to an end. | The 55-year-old, who also plays Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and various other characters in the long-running show, told Slashfilm:…
rt.com/news/478584-simpsons-hank-azaria-quits-apu-racism/

Hindu Fascism: An All-American Threat
Sameena Mustafa, Arti Walker-Peddakotla | commondreams.org | 2020-01-18
U.S. President Donald Trump with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: White House / Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_32_0.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2020/01/18/hindu-fascism-all-american-threat?cd-origin=rss

AFL-CIO to the nation: Make King's dream America's reality
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-18
WASHINGTON–Faced with the renewed and rising right-wing onslaught against women, workers, immigrants and people of color, unionists at the AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Civil and Human Rights Conference spent their two days in D.C. focusing on reclaiming voting rights, battling voter suppression and educating and empowering workers to ensure they can vote this year …
peoplesworld.org/article/afl-cio-to-the-nation-make-kings-dream-americas-reality/

Brazil's Peoples: Bolsonaro Means Genocide, Ethnocide, Ecocide
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-18
After a four-day meeting carried out in Piaracu village, at the Mato Grosso state, in Brazil, over 600 Indigenous leaders Friday issued a manifesto denouncing the "genocide, ethnocide, and ecocide" planned by the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Brazil to Go Through With Mining on Tribal Lands | "The white man is very greedy," chief Raoni Metuktire said and explained that the Brazilian government is threatening the survival of Indigenous peoples with plans to allow commercial…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazils-Peoples-Bolsonaro-Means-Genocide-Ethnocide-Ecocide-20200118-0005.html

Abby Martin Banned From Speaking at US University
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-17
Former teleSUR presenter and creator of The Empire Files Abby Martin was blocked from delivering a keynote speech at Georgia Southern University for refusing to "sign a contractual pledge to not boycott Israel" to comply with the anti-Boycott, Divest and Sanctions state law. | RELATED: | YouTube Censors Empire Files' Abby Martin on Israeli Militarism | "After I was scheduled to give a keynote speech at an upcoming Georgia Southern conference, organizers said I must comply with…
telesurenglish.net/news/Abby-Martin-Banned-From-Speaking-at-US-University–20200117-0007.html

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-17
Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists marched while carrying …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-injure-many-palestinians-in-kufur-qaddoum-3/

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel's 'Firing Zones' in the West Bank
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-17
A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel's so-called "firing zones" in the West Bank.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/sealed-off-and-forgotten-what-you-should-know-about-israels-firing-zones-in-the-west-bank/

Israel Bombs Gaza Strip in Response to Incendiary Balloons
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-17
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Israel Bombs Gaza And Syria Killing 3 & Iran Says US Sabotage/Cyberattack Likely Behind 737 Downing
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-17
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 (1/16/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-bombs-gaza-and-syria-killing-3-iran-says-us-sabotage-cyberattack-likely-behind-737-downing/

Israeli court bans media from Pegasus spyware case trials
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
In an apparent move to save the NSO group

Turkey Cuts Deal with Russia, Intensifying the War for Gas in Libya
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-17
Turkey sent Syrian fighters to Libya to back the government and keep its control of offshore natural gas reserves. Egypt, Russia, ExxonMobil, Israel, and Greece are expanding Libya's civil war in a fight over control of the natural gas that Europe needs.
therealnews.com/stories/turkey-cuts-deal-with-russia-intensifying-the-war-for-gas-in-libya

MLK's final campaign lives on: The war against racism and poverty
Jessicah Pierre | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it's natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the movement around economic justice. That's worth remembering today. In December 1967, King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other …
peoplesworld.org/article/mlks-final-campaign-lives-on-the-war-against-racism-and-poverty/

MLK's final campaign lives on: The war against racism and poverty
Jessicah Pierre | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it's natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the movement around economic justice. That's worth remembering today. In December 1967, King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other …
peoplesworld.org/article/mlks-final-campaign-lives-on-the-war-against-racism-and-poverty/

Not an Inch: Indian Students Stand Against the Far Right
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-17
With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move "not an inch back." The students would continue to agitate to defend Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its union, and to fight…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/not-an-inch-iranian-students-stand-against-the-far-right/

Not an Inch: Indian Students Stand Against the Far Right
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-17
With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move "not an inch back." The students would continue to agitate to defend Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its union, and to fight…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/not-an-inch-iranian-students-stand-against-the-far-right/

Anti-fascists protest far-right manifestations in Austrian universities
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
Various anti-fascist groups in Austria have started campaigns and begun mobilizing to resist the far-right and fascist manifestations in country's universities. The latest action took place at the University of Vienna on January 14, Tuesday, where 200 anti-fascist activists blocked the entrances to the lecture hall and forced the cancellation of a lecture by the controversial historian, Lothar Hà∂belt, a staunch advocate of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPàñ). Activists from the Austrian Students Union (OH) in the Vienna University, Radical Left Platform, Offensive Against the Right-wing, Au…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/17/anti-fascists-protest-far-right-manifestations-in-austrian-universities/

The impeachment trial begins as Trump escalates fascistic appeals
wsws.org | 2020-01-17
The Democratic impeachment process will not stop Trump's increasingly blatant assault on the constitutional foundations of basic democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/17/pers-j17.html

Bolsonaro's Culture secretary fired after quoting Nazi Goebbels
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
Brazil's Culture secretary, Roberto Alvim, was fired on Friday, a day after his office posted a video on social media in which he quoted parts of a speech delivered by the Nazi propaganda boss, Joseph Goebbels. | The video was posted by the Special Culture Office of the Jair Bolsonaro administration to promote a national arts prize. | "Brazilian art in the next decade will be heroic and national," said Alvim, with the Brazilian flag and a portrait of Bolsonaro in the background. The video played to Wagner's Lohengrin, infamously said to be Hitler's favorite opera. | The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, rel…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/17/bolsonaros-culture-secretary-fired-after-quoting-nazi-goebbels/

Brazil's Secretary of Culture Fired After Quoting Goebbels
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-17
Brazil's former Secretary of Culture Robert Alvim was fired Friday after he released a video in which he paraphrased a speech by former Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. | RELATED: | Brazilian Army Pays Tribute to Former Nazi Commander | "The Brazilian art of the next decade will be heroic and national. It will be endowed with a great capacity for emotional involvement and will be equally imperative, since it is deeply linked to the urgent aspirations of our people, or else it will…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazils-Secretary-of-Culture-Fired-After-Quoting-Nazi-Goebbels-in-Video-20200117-0011.html

3 Arrested for Plans to Incite Violence at 'Gun Rights' Rally in Richmond
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-17
Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested, accused of planning to incite violence at the upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, VA. The state's capitol is in a state of emergency after finding a pattern of communications sounding like the leadup to the 2017 Charlottesville rally that killed Heather Heyer.
therealnews.com/stories/arrested_for_plans_incite_violence_at_gun_rights_rally_in_richmond

Weekend Read: Dr. King's words inspire us to act
splcenter.org | 2020-01-17
Nearly 52 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "The Other America" speech in a high school gym in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/18/weekend-read-dr-kings-words-inspire-us-act

A Trump impeachment trial primer–How it will proceed (or not)
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
The seven prosecutors–Democratic House members who will serve as impeachment managers–have been selected, and all of them are experienced litigators to one degree or another. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the oath as trial adjudicator, and all 100 U.S. Senators have been sworn in as jurors for the impeachment trial of …
peoplesworld.org/article/a-trump-impeachment-trial-primer-how-it-will-proceed-or-not/

A Trump impeachment trial primer–How it will proceed (or not)
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
The seven prosecutors–Democratic House members who will serve as impeachment managers–have been selected, and all of them are experienced litigators to one degree or another. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the oath as trial adjudicator, and all 100 U.S. Senators have been sworn in as jurors for the impeachment trial of …
peoplesworld.org/article/a-trump-impeachment-trial-primer-how-it-will-proceed-or-not/

Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-17
In his interview with the New York Times as the newspaper determines which 2020 Democratic presidential candidate it will endorse, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke about how President Donald Trump weaponized racism and many Americans' sense that the political and media establishments have abandoned them in 2016 to win support. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sanders-five-million_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/17/trumps-racist-demagoguery-only-works-says-sanders-because-too-many-americans-feel?cd-origin=rss

Canada's Top Court Rejects BC Bid to Halt Trans Mountain Tar Sands Project
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-17
"We are at a pivotal moment in human history, and we can do better than banking on a future that continues to rely on fossil fuels." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/canada-supreme-court-trans-mountain.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/17/canadas-top-court-rejects-bc-bid-halt-trans-mountain-tar-sands-project?cd-origin=rss

Conspiracy Theories, Threats of Violence Loom Over Coming Gun Rally in Richmond
splcenter.org | 2020-01-16
Gun-rights activists and antigovernment extremists are planning a protest in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday fueled by antigovernment conspiracy theories and accompanied by online calls for violence.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/01/16/conspiracy-theories-threats-violence-loom-over-coming-gun-rally-richmond

'Are we seriously doing this again?' New phony 'White Power' controversy 'investigated' by MSM
rt.com | 2020-01-16
CBS news has blown the lid off the hate crime of the century: a crew of firefighters making the upside-down "okay" hand gesture in a group photo. Yet again, a reputable media outlet fell for a well-worn 4chan prank. | According to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV, a group of recruits with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services posed for a team photo back in March 2019. The network sounded the alarm on Wednesday when it noticed several of them were making the thumb-and-index finger "okay" hand gesture – a gesture CBS pointed out is "a possible 'white power'" symbol. | D.C. Fire Department recruits mi…
rt.com/usa/478453-firefighters-white-power-okay/

Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional
Michele Goodwin | aclu.org | 2020-01-16
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/arkansas-legislators-attack-on-abortion-is-unconstitutional

Relatives demand answers after Yorta Yorta woman dies in custody
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-16
First Nations Chloe de SilvaIssue 1249 Australia Racism death in custody MelbourneJanuary 16, 2020Disgracefully, Victorian authorities t…
greenleft.org.au/content/relatives-demand-answers-after-yorta-yorta-woman-dies-custody

2020-01-18: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-18). Pakistan's Supreme Court rejects Musharraf appeal to have treason conviction tossed, says he must surrender first. rt.com The Pakistani Supreme Court has shot down a bid by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to overturn a guilty verdict in his long-running treason case, arguing that he must turn himself in to authorities before making any appeal. | The self-exiled former president, who has stayed in India for medical treatment since 2016, was denied an appeal in Pakistan's highest court on Friday. A document purported to be the court's rejection notice circulated online, stating that Musharraf had "not yet surrendered himself" in compliance with previous judgements, and therefore his request was "not entertainable." | ÿ&…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-01-18). AFL-CIO to the nation: Make King's dream America's reality. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Faced with the renewed and rising right-wing onslaught against women, workers, immigrants and people of color, unionists at the AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Civil and Human Rights Conference spent their two days in D.C. focusing on reclaiming voting rights, battling voter suppression and educating and empowering workers to ensure they can vote this year …

RT (2020-01-18). Simpson's actor Hank Azaria quits Apu role amid continued 'racism' controversy over hit show's Indian character. rt.com One of the actors on the hit show The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, has said he will no longer be voicing the character of Apu, following years of tedious controversy and accusations of racism. | The veteran actor has voiced the Indian shopkeeper since 1990, but Azaria has now revealed that his time portraying the Kwik-E-Mart owner has come to an end. | The 55-year-old, who also plays Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and various other characters in the long-running show, told Slashfilm: "All we know there is I won't be doing the voice anymore…

RT (2020-01-18). Simpsons actor Hank Azaria quits Apu role amid continued 'racism' controversy over hit show's Indian character. rt.com One of the actors on the hit show The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, has said he will no longer be voicing the character of Apu, following years of tedious controversy and accusations of racism. | The veteran actor has voiced the Indian shopkeeper since 1990, but Azaria has now revealed that his time portraying the Kwik-E-Mart owner has come to an end. | The 55-year-old, who also plays Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and various other characters in the long-running show, told Slashfilm: "All we know there is I won't be doing the voice anymore…

Tom Anderson (2020-01-18). A British woman explains why she intended to cut the Gaza fence. thecanary.co This week Julia Lister, a British Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested with a group who were on their way to the Israeli fence separating the Palestinians of Gaza from Israel. | Gaza is surrounded by a fence on three sides. Israeli snipers shoot at any Palestinian who dares to go near it. Israeli drones and F-16s patrol the skies and military…

Sid Shniad (2020-01-18). Canada must not suppress free speech on Israel. zcomm.org We are opposed to all forms of racism. We advocate for justice and peace for both Israelis and Palestinians…

Staff (2020-01-18). Biden Prioritizes Israel While Overlooking Daily Anti-Semitism in US. truthout.org When, on January 2, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden responded to a questionnaire from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) about anti-Semitism, Zionism, and his relationship to Jews and Jewish culture in the U.S., there was a noticeable absence in his response: practically any mention of American Jews. | The interview, entitled "Joe Biden: My plan to fight anti-Semitism," included three concrete s…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-01-18). A hate crime worker rejects James Cleverly's ridiculous comments on racism in Britain. thecanary.co On 15 January, Conservative Party chair James Cleverly told ITV's Robert Peston that Britain isn't becoming more racist and it's an "infinitely, infinitely more open and tolerant country" than when he was growing up. Cleverly insisted that back then there was "casual racism" on the TV and in society. | "Racism is on the rise": | But Labour MP Nadia Whittome, who was a hate crime worker in Nottingham, hit back a…

Labor Video Project (2020-01-18). SF Treasure Island Conservation Corps Nightmare, Cover-up & Environmental Racism. indybay.org Workers at the California Conservation Corps Treasure Island training center talk about their contamination from radiation. Other residents of Treasure Island and Hunters Point connect their…

sputniknews (2020-01-18). Klansmen, Killers, Christians and Kooks. sputniknews.com DOJ investigating James Comey leaks; America's "remain in Mexico policy"; FBI arrests 3 white supremacists ahead of Virginia gun rally.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-01-17). Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel's 'Firing Zones' in the West Bank. counterpunch.org A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel's so-called "firing zones" in the West Bank. "Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides assistance to 1,500 Palestinians living inside an Israeli military firing zone in More

Vijay Prashad (2020-01-17). Not an Inch: Indian Students Stand Against the Far Right. counterpunch.org With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move "not an inch back." The students would continue to agitate to defend Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its union, and to fight More

Staff (2020-01-17). "They Must Conduct a Full and Fair Trial": Senators Sworn In for Historic Trump Impeachment Trial. democracynow.org For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more information is coming to light about the actions of President Trump and his associates. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Governmen…

RT (2020-01-17). 'Be very careful with your words': Trump warns Iran's Khamenei after ayatollah delivers fiery sermon slamming 'American clowns'. rt.com US President Donald Trump has warned the supreme leader of Iran to watch his language, following a heated sermon in which Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed American leaders as "clowns." | Leading a prayer in Tehran on Friday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei boasted that Iran had the "spirit to slap an arrogant, aggressive global power" in its retaliation to the assassination of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, which he said struck a "serious blow" to Washington's "dignity" — triggering a response from the US president. | "The so-called 'Supreme Leader' of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty…

Staff (2020-01-17). Turkey Cuts Deal with Russia, Intensifying the War for Gas in Libya. therealnews.com Turkey sent Syrian fighters to Libya to back the government and keep its control of offshore natural gas reserves. Egypt, Russia, ExxonMobil, Israel, and Greece are expanding Libya's civil war in a fight over control of the natural gas that Europe needs.

Robert Scheer (2020-01-17). Noam Chomsky Makes the Case for the Lesser of Two Evils. truthdig.com In the second part of his interview with Robert Scheer, the renowned thinker shares his criticisms of Israel and his views on electoralism.

Jessicah Pierre (2020-01-17). MLK's final campaign lives on: The war against racism and poverty. peoplesworld.org As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it's natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the movement around economic justice. That's worth remembering today. In December 1967, King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other …

Staff (2020-01-17). 3 Arrested for Plans to Incite Violence at 'Gun Rights' Rally in Richmond. therealnews.com Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested, accused of planning to incite violence at the upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, VA. The state's capitol is in a state of emergency after finding a pattern of communications sounding like the leadup to the 2017 Charlottesville rally that killed Heather Heyer.

IMEMC News (2020-01-17). Israel profited 54,000 Shekels from imprisoned children in December 2019. imemc.org The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs has stated that the Israeli occupation state has made 54,000 Shekel profit off the Palestinian children who were imprisoned in Ofer jail last December, Quds News Network reported. The Committee said in a report issued on Sunday that 38 Palestinian children were sent …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-17). Protest forces Israel to relocate adult overseers with Palestinian minor prisoners. peoplesdispatch.org 33 minor prisoners who had been transferred from the Ofer military camp and prison to solitary confinement in the Damon prison will be reunited with their adult caretakers…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-17). Israeli Forces Bulldoze Tents and Barracks, Displaces Palestinian Family Near Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli occupation forces bulldozed the barracks and tents of Palestinian civilian Muhammad Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the town of Beit Jala, Bethlehem governorate, displacing his family and their livestock, for the fifth time. In an interview with PNN, Zreineh said that a large number of Israeli occupation …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-17). Israeli court bans media from Pegasus spyware case trials. peoplesdispatch.org In an apparent move to save the NSO group — owner of the Pegasus spyware — from public criticism, an Israeli court cited national security concerns and ordered a closed-door hearing in the case against the company. The case was filed by Amnesty International and they are demanding a ban on the export of Pegasus along with restrictions on the NSO group. The judge also imposed a ban on the media, preventing it from reporting on the proceedings of the case. | The Pegasus spyware has been used in recent years by various countries to target journalists and dissidents, including in India. The NSO group had ea…

teleSUR (2020-01-17). Abby Martin Banned From Speaking at US University. telesurenglish.net Former teleSUR presenter and creator of The Empire Files Abby Martin was blocked from delivering a keynote speech at Georgia Southern University for refusing to "sign a contractual pledge to not boycott Israel" to comply with the anti-Boycott, Divest and Sanctions state law. | RELATED: | YouTube Censors Empire Files' Abby Martin on Israeli Militarism | "After I was scheduled to give a keynote speech at an upcoming Georgia Southern conference, organizers said I must comply with…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-17). Israel Demolishes School Foundation Near Hebron, Closes Two Schools in Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli forces, Thursday, demolished the foundations of a new school that was in the process of being built, east of Yatta town, south of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to Rateb Jabour, member of the National and Popular Committee Resisting the Wall and Settlements. Jabour added …

Middle East Eye (2020-01-17). Israel Bombs Gaza Strip in Response to Incendiary Balloons. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory earlier in the day, the Associated Press reported. 2 milions in Gaza Can not sleep because Israel attacks on Gaza 9: 21 PM pic.twitter.com/JPbOkFBClU — Heba Khaled (@heba_khaled1998) …

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-17). Israel Bombs Gaza And Syria Killing 3 & Iran Says US Sabotage/Cyberattack Likely Behind 737 Downing. 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 (1/16/19). 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 …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-17). Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Order, Raze Two Roads Near Bethleem. imemc.org Israeli bulldozers, on Thursday morning, razed two roads in the village of al-Walaja, located to the west of the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. WAFA correspondent stated that Israeli forces stormed Ein Jowaize area in the village and cordoned it off, before bulldozers razed the two roads. Soldiers …

splcenter (2020-01-17). Weekend Read: Dr. King's words inspire us to act. splcenter.org Nearly 52 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "The Other America" speech in a high school gym in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Brigitte Amiri (2020-01-17). The Supreme Court Takes Up the Issue of Birth Control Coverage — Again. aclu.org The Supreme Court just announced that it will hear | yet another case about the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) birth control coverage | requirement. If you are experiencing déjà vu, you are not alone. Court battles | over the birth control coverage requirement have been raging for almost a | decade. How did we get here? | 2012: | The Birth Control Benefit is Established | Congress passed the Women's Health Amendment to the | ACA to try to close the disparity in health care costs that women have | historically experienced. In 2012, the independent, nonpartisan Institute of | Medicine was tasked with determining wh…

Staff (2020-01-17). Headlines for January 17, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Impeachment Trial Opens as Accountability Office Says Trump Broke Law by Withholding Aid, Pentagon Contradicts Trump and Says 11 U.S. Troops Injured in Iranian Strikes, Senate Votes to Approve USMCA, Report: Six Banks Reaped $18 Billion Last Year from Trump Tax Cuts, Guatemalan Protesters Demand Outgoing President Be Arrested for Corruption, Deported Immigrant Rights Leader Jean Montrevil Sues U.S. Government, FBI Arrests 3 Suspected Neo-Nazis Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond, Virginia, Florida Supreme Court Upholds Law Limiting Voting Rights for People with Felony Convictions, Harvard Law Students Prote…

Staff (2020-01-17). As Senators Are Sworn In, Calls for a Full for Impeachment Trial Intensify. truthout.org For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more inf…

WSWS (2020-01-17). The impeachment trial begins as Trump escalates fascistic appeals. wsws.org The Democratic impeachment process will not stop Trump's increasingly blatant assault on the constitutional foundations of basic democratic rights.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-17). Anti-fascists protest far-right manifestations in Austrian universities. peoplesdispatch.org Various anti-fascist groups in Austria have started campaigns and begun mobilizing to resist the far-right and fascist manifestations in country's universities. The latest action took place at the University of Vienna on January 14, Tuesday, where 200 anti-fascist activists blocked the entrances to the lecture hall and forced the cancellation of a lecture by the controversial historian, Lothar Hà∂belt, a staunch advocate of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPàñ). Activists from the Austrian Students Union (OH) in the Vienna University, Radical Left Platform, Offensive Against the Right-wing, Au…

teleSUR (2020-01-17). Brazil's Secretary of Culture Fired After Quoting Goebbels. telesurenglish.net Brazil's former Secretary of Culture Robert Alvim was fired Friday after he released a video in which he paraphrased a speech by former Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. | RELATED: | Brazilian Army Pays Tribute to Former Nazi Commander | "The Brazilian art of the next decade will be heroic and national. It will be endowed with a great capacity for emotional involvement and will be equally imperative, since it is deeply linked to the urgent aspirations of our people, or else it will…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-17). Bolsonaro's Culture secretary fired after quoting Nazi Goebbels. peoplesdispatch.org Brazil's Culture secretary, Roberto Alvim, was fired on Friday, a day after his office posted a video on social media in which he quoted parts of a speech delivered by the Nazi propaganda boss, Joseph Goebbels. | The video was posted by the Special Culture Office of the Jair Bolsonaro administration to promote a national arts prize. | "Brazilian art in the next decade will be heroic and national," said Alvim, with the Brazilian flag and a portrait of Bolsonaro in the background. The video played to Wagner's Lohengrin, infamously said to be Hitler's favorite opera. | The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, rel…

Steven Sahiounie (2020-01-17). Iraq Set to Buy Russian S-400 Air Defense System and Assert Its Sovereignty. globalresearch.ca Iran attacked US forces stationed at two bases in Iraq with 15 missiles on January 8th, but it does not appear missile defense systems were used to counter them. Eric Gomez, a missile defense policy analyst at the Cato …

JULIA (2020-01-17). Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them'. commondreams.org Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them' | julia | Fri, 01/17/2020 – 14: 11 | Julia Conley, staff writer…

RT (2020-01-16). 'Are we seriously doing this again?' New phony 'White Power' controversy 'investigated' by MSM. rt.com CBS news has blown the lid off the hate crime of the century: a crew of firefighters making the upside-down "okay" hand gesture in a group photo. Yet again, a reputable media outlet fell for a well-worn 4chan prank. | According to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV, a group of recruits with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services posed for a team photo back in March 2019. The network sounded the alarm on Wednesday when it noticed several of them were making the thumb-and-index finger "okay" hand gesture – a gesture CBS pointed out is "a possible 'white power'" symbol. | D.C. Fire Department recruits mi…

IMEMC News (2020-01-16). Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Injure One, In Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinians and injured one, after the army invaded Jenin and its refugee camp, in northern West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Jenin city, and Jenin refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. They added that the …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-16). Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Overnight. imemc.org Israeli warplanes, Wednesday night, bombed at least two posts across the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. An Israeli drone targeted a post, northwest of Gaza city, causing fires to break out. In addition Israeli F-16 fighter jets pounded the same post with …

IMEMC News (2020-01-16). Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Hebron, Abduct Two Palestinians. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, demolished a home and abducted two Palestinians, in addition to wounding many others. Rateb Jabour, the Coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern West Bank, said the …

IMEMC News (2020-01-16). PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank" imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including an elderly man, from their homes in Jenin, Jerusalem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Jenin, in northern West Bank, and …

teleSUR (2020-01-16). Israel's Arab Students Drop out Twice as Much as Jewish: Report. telesurenglish.net The number of middle and high school students who withdraw before completing their studies in Israel's Arab schools is nearly twice as high as that of students in Jewish schools, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Council for Children in Israel. | RELATED: | Israel Announces Seven 'Nature Reserves' in Occupied West Bank | In Israel's Jewish schools the dropout rate was 1.6 percent for the 2017-2018 school year whereas for students in the Arab educational syst…

IMEMC News (2020-01-16). Detainees Committee: "Political Prisoners In Nafha Prison Face Dire Living Conditions" imemc.org The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the political prisoners who were transferred from Ramon prison to Nafha are facing extremely dire living conditions. In a statement, the Committee said that the prison administration in Ramon has transferred around 100 detainees from Ramon prison to sections three and four …

splcenter (2020-01-16). Conspiracy Theories, Threats of Violence Loom Over Coming Gun Rally in Richmond. splcenter.org Gun-rights activists and antigovernment extremists are planning a protest in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday fueled by antigovernment conspiracy theories and accompanied by online calls for violence.

The Canary (2020-01-16). Twitter apologises for allowing adverts targeted at hate groups. thecanary.co Twitter has apologised for letting adverts on the platform target hate groups including neo-Nazis and homophobes. | The firm allows advertisers to target people using specific keywords based on what they share in tweets, like, or what they search for. | An investigation by the BBC found terms such as "transphobic", "white supremacists" and "anti-gay" were not being excluded during the ad set-up process. | "Neo-Nazi", which also slipped through the net, could reach an estimated audience of between 67,000 and 81,000 people in the UK, the report claims. | Meanwhile, 92,900 to 114,000 accounts were predicted for the…

Michele Goodwin (2020-01-16). Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional. aclu.org The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…

Fred_F (2020-01-16). Catastrophic fires and the far-right's denialism. greenleft.org.au Climate Jeff SparrowIssue 1249 Australia far-rightJanuary 16, 2020For most people, "ecofascism" sounds nonsensical, a portmanteau made up of irreconcilable opposites. | Environmentalists adhere, for the most part, to progressive politics, with fascists glorifying everything th…

pip.hinman (2020-01-16). Relatives demand answers after Yorta Yorta woman dies in custody. greenleft.org.au First Nations Chloe de SilvaIssue 1249 Australia Racism death in custody MelbourneJanuary 16, 2020Disgracefully, Victorian authorities t…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-01-15). Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel's West Bank "Firing Zones" mintpressnews.com Throughout the 1970s, the Israeli military declared roughly 18% of the West Bank as "firing zones," effectively wresting control from the local Palestinian population.

2020-01-18: Social Media Postees

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Canada must not suppress free speech on Israel
Sid Shniad | zcomm.org | 2020-01-18
We are opposed to all forms of racism. We advocate for justice and peace for both Israelis and Palestinians…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/canada-must-not-suppress-free-speech-on-israel/

A British woman explains why she intended to cut the Gaza fence
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
This week Julia Lister, a British Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested with a group who were on their way to the Israeli fence separating the Palestinians of Gaza from Israel. | Gaza is surrounded by a fence on three sides. Israeli snipers shoot at any Palestinian who dares to go near it. Israeli drones and F-16s patrol the skies and military…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/18/a-british-woman-explains-why-she-intended-to-cut-the-gaza-fence/

Biden Prioritizes Israel While Overlooking Daily Anti-Semitism in US
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-18
When, on January 2, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden responded to a questionnaire from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) about anti-Semitism, Zionism, and his relationship to Jews and Jewish culture in the U.S., there was a noticeable absence in his response: practically any mention of American Jews. | The interview, entitled "Joe Biden: My plan to fight anti-Semitism," included three concrete s…
truthout.org/articles/biden-prioritizes-israel-while-overlooking-daily-anti-semitism-in-us/

A hate crime worker rejects James Cleverly's ridiculous comments on racism in Britain
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-01-18
On 15 January, Conservative Party chair James Cleverly told ITV's Robert Peston that Britain isn't becoming more racist and it's an "infinitely, infinitely more open and tolerant country" than when he was growing up. Cleverly insisted that back then there was "casual racism" on the TV and in society. | "Racism is on the rise": | But Labour MP Nadia Whittome, who was a hate crime worker in Nottingham, hit back a…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/18/a-hate-crime-worker-rejects-james-cleverlys-ridiculous-comments-on-racism-in-britain/

Simpson's actor Hank Azaria quits Apu role amid continued 'racism' controversy over hit show's Indian character
rt.com | 2020-01-18
One of the actors on the hit show The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, has said he will no longer be voicing the character of Apu, following years of tedious controversy and accusations of racism. | The veteran actor has voiced the Indian shopkeeper since 1990, but Azaria has now revealed that his time portraying the Kwik-E-Mart owner has come to an end. | The 55-year-old, who also plays Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and various other characters in the long-running show, told Slashfilm:…
rt.com/news/478584-simpsons-hank-azaria-quits-apu-racism/

Simpsons actor Hank Azaria quits Apu role amid continued 'racism' controversy over hit show's Indian character
rt.com | 2020-01-18
One of the actors on the hit show The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, has said he will no longer be voicing the character of Apu, following years of tedious controversy and accusations of racism. | The veteran actor has voiced the Indian shopkeeper since 1990, but Azaria has now revealed that his time portraying the Kwik-E-Mart owner has come to an end. | The 55-year-old, who also plays Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and various other characters in the long-running show, told Slashfilm:…
rt.com/news/478584-simpsons-hank-azaria-quits-apu-racism/

SF Treasure Island Conservation Corps Nightmare, Cover-up & Environmental Racism
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-01-18
Workers at the California Conservation Corps Treasure Island training center talk about their contamination from radiation. Other residents of Treasure Island and Hunters Point connect their…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/18/18829836.php

AFL-CIO to the nation: Make King's dream America's reality
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-18
WASHINGTON–Faced with the renewed and rising right-wing onslaught against women, workers, immigrants and people of color, unionists at the AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Civil and Human Rights Conference spent their two days in D.C. focusing on reclaiming voting rights, battling voter suppression and educating and empowering workers to ensure they can vote this year …
peoplesworld.org/article/afl-cio-to-the-nation-make-kings-dream-americas-reality/

Pakistan's Supreme Court rejects Musharraf appeal to have treason conviction tossed, says he must surrender first
rt.com | 2020-01-18
The Pakistani Supreme Court has shot down a bid by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to overturn a guilty verdict in his long-running treason case, arguing that he must turn himself in to authorities before making any appeal. | The self-exiled former president, who has stayed in India for medical treatment since 2016, was denied an appeal in Pakistan's highest court on Friday. A document purported to be the court's rejection notice circulated online, stating that Musharraf had "not yet surrendered himself" in compliance with previous judgements, and therefore his request was "not entertainable." | ÿ&…
rt.com/news/478571-pakistan-supreme-court-musharraf/

Klansmen, Killers, Christians and Kooks
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-18
DOJ investigating James Comey leaks; America's "remain in Mexico policy"; FBI arrests 3 white supremacists ahead of Virginia gun rally.
sputniknews.com/radio_by_any_means/202001181078065725-klansmen-killers-christians-and-kooks/

Protest forces Israel to relocate adult overseers with Palestinian minor prisoners
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
33 minor prisoners who had been transferred from the Ofer military camp and prison to solitary confinement in the Damon prison will be reunited with their adult caretakers…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/17/protests-forces-israel-to-relocate-adult-overseers-with-palestinian-minor-prisoners/

Israel profited 54,000 Shekels from imprisoned children in December 2019
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-17
The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs has stated that the Israeli occupation state has made 54,000 Shekel profit off the Palestinian children who were imprisoned in Ofer jail last December, Quds News Network reported. The Committee said in a report issued on Sunday that 38 Palestinian children were sent …
imemc.org/article/israel-profited-54000-shekel-from-imprisoned-children-in-december-2019/

Israeli Forces Bulldoze Tents and Barracks, Displaces Palestinian Family Near Bethlehem
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-17
Israeli occupation forces bulldozed the barracks and tents of Palestinian civilian Muhammad Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the town of Beit Jala, Bethlehem governorate, displacing his family and their livestock, for the fifth time. In an interview with PNN, Zreineh said that a large number of Israeli occupation …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-bulldoze-tents-and-barracks-displaces-palestinian-family-near-bethlehem/

Abby Martin Banned From Speaking at US University
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-17
Former teleSUR presenter and creator of The Empire Files Abby Martin was blocked from delivering a keynote speech at Georgia Southern University for refusing to "sign a contractual pledge to not boycott Israel" to comply with the anti-Boycott, Divest and Sanctions state law. | RELATED: | YouTube Censors Empire Files' Abby Martin on Israeli Militarism | "After I was scheduled to give a keynote speech at an upcoming Georgia Southern conference, organizers said I must comply with…
telesurenglish.net/news/Abby-Martin-Banned-From-Speaking-at-US-University–20200117-0007.html

Israel Demolishes School Foundation Near Hebron, Closes Two Schools in Jerusalem
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-17
Israeli forces, Thursday, demolished the foundations of a new school that was in the process of being built, east of Yatta town, south of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to Rateb Jabour, member of the National and Popular Committee Resisting the Wall and Settlements. Jabour added …
imemc.org/article/israel-demolishes-school-foundation-near-hebron-close-two-schools-in-jerusalem/

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel's 'Firing Zones' in the West Bank
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-17
A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel's so-called "firing zones" in the West Bank.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/sealed-off-and-forgotten-what-you-should-know-about-israels-firing-zones-in-the-west-bank/

Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Order, Raze Two Roads Near Bethleem
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-17
Israeli bulldozers, on Thursday morning, razed two roads in the village of al-Walaja, located to the west of the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. WAFA correspondent stated that Israeli forces stormed Ein Jowaize area in the village and cordoned it off, before bulldozers razed the two roads. Soldiers …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-deliver-demolition-order-raze-two-roads-near-bethleem/

Israel Bombs Gaza Strip in Response to Incendiary Balloons
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-17
(MEE)

Israel Bombs Gaza And Syria Killing 3 & Iran Says US Sabotage/Cyberattack Likely Behind 737 Downing
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-17
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 (1/16/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-bombs-gaza-and-syria-killing-3-iran-says-us-sabotage-cyberattack-likely-behind-737-downing/

Noam Chomsky Makes the Case for the Lesser of Two Evils
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2020-01-17
In the second part of his interview with Robert Scheer, the renowned thinker shares his criticisms of Israel and his views on electoralism.
truthdig.com/articles/noam-chomsky-makes-the-case-for-the-lesser-of-two-evils/

Israeli court bans media from Pegasus spyware case trials
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
In an apparent move to save the NSO group

Turkey Cuts Deal with Russia, Intensifying the War for Gas in Libya
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-17
Turkey sent Syrian fighters to Libya to back the government and keep its control of offshore natural gas reserves. Egypt, Russia, ExxonMobil, Israel, and Greece are expanding Libya's civil war in a fight over control of the natural gas that Europe needs.
therealnews.com/stories/turkey-cuts-deal-with-russia-intensifying-the-war-for-gas-in-libya

MLK's final campaign lives on: The war against racism and poverty
Jessicah Pierre | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it's natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the movement around economic justice. That's worth remembering today. In December 1967, King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other …
peoplesworld.org/article/mlks-final-campaign-lives-on-the-war-against-racism-and-poverty/

Not an Inch: Indian Students Stand Against the Far Right
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-17
With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move "not an inch back." The students would continue to agitate to defend Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its union, and to fight…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/not-an-inch-iranian-students-stand-against-the-far-right/

Not an Inch: Indian Students Stand Against the Far Right
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-17
With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move "not an inch back." The students would continue to agitate to defend Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its union, and to fight…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/not-an-inch-iranian-students-stand-against-the-far-right/

Weekend Read: Dr. King's words inspire us to act
splcenter.org | 2020-01-17
Nearly 52 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "The Other America" speech in a high school gym in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/18/weekend-read-dr-kings-words-inspire-us-act

As Senators Are Sworn In, Calls for a Full for Impeachment Trial Intensify
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-17
For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more inf…
truthout.org/video/as-senators-are-sworn-in-for-impeachment-trial-calls-for-a-full-trial-intensify/

'Be very careful with your words': Trump warns Iran's Khamenei after ayatollah delivers fiery sermon slamming 'American clowns'
rt.com | 2020-01-17
US President Donald Trump has warned the supreme leader of Iran to watch his language, following a heated sermon in which Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed American leaders as "clowns." | Leading a prayer in Tehran on Friday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei boasted that Iran had the "spirit to slap an arrogant, aggressive global power" in its retaliation to the assassination of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, which he said struck a "serious blow" to Washington's "dignity"

A Trump impeachment trial primer–How it will proceed (or not)
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
The seven prosecutors–Democratic House members who will serve as impeachment managers–have been selected, and all of them are experienced litigators to one degree or another. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the oath as trial adjudicator, and all 100 U.S. Senators have been sworn in as jurors for the impeachment trial of …
peoplesworld.org/article/a-trump-impeachment-trial-primer-how-it-will-proceed-or-not/

A Trump impeachment trial primer–How it will proceed (or not)
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
The seven prosecutors–Democratic House members who will serve as impeachment managers–have been selected, and all of them are experienced litigators to one degree or another. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the oath as trial adjudicator, and all 100 U.S. Senators have been sworn in as jurors for the impeachment trial of …
peoplesworld.org/article/a-trump-impeachment-trial-primer-how-it-will-proceed-or-not/

"They Must Conduct a Full and Fair Trial": Senators Sworn In for Historic Trump Impeachment Trial
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-17
For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more information is coming to light about the actions of President Trump and his associates. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Governmen…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/17/impeachment_trial_senate_john_bonifaz

"They Must Conduct a Full and Fair Trial": Senators Sworn In for Historic Trump Impeachment Trial
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-17
For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more information is coming to light about the actions of President Trump and his associates. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Governmen…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/17/impeachment_trial_senate_john_bonifaz

Anti-fascists protest far-right manifestations in Austrian universities
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
Various anti-fascist groups in Austria have started campaigns and begun mobilizing to resist the far-right and fascist manifestations in country's universities. The latest action took place at the University of Vienna on January 14, Tuesday, where 200 anti-fascist activists blocked the entrances to the lecture hall and forced the cancellation of a lecture by the controversial historian, Lothar Hà∂belt, a staunch advocate of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPàñ). Activists from the Austrian Students Union (OH) in the Vienna University, Radical Left Platform, Offensive Against the Right-wing, Au…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/17/anti-fascists-protest-far-right-manifestations-in-austrian-universities/

The impeachment trial begins as Trump escalates fascistic appeals
wsws.org | 2020-01-17
The Democratic impeachment process will not stop Trump's increasingly blatant assault on the constitutional foundations of basic democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/17/pers-j17.html

Bolsonaro's Culture secretary fired after quoting Nazi Goebbels
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
Brazil's Culture secretary, Roberto Alvim, was fired on Friday, a day after his office posted a video on social media in which he quoted parts of a speech delivered by the Nazi propaganda boss, Joseph Goebbels. | The video was posted by the Special Culture Office of the Jair Bolsonaro administration to promote a national arts prize. | "Brazilian art in the next decade will be heroic and national," said Alvim, with the Brazilian flag and a portrait of Bolsonaro in the background. The video played to Wagner's Lohengrin, infamously said to be Hitler's favorite opera. | The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, rel…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/17/bolsonaros-culture-secretary-fired-after-quoting-nazi-goebbels/

Brazil's Secretary of Culture Fired After Quoting Goebbels
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-17
Brazil's former Secretary of Culture Robert Alvim was fired Friday after he released a video in which he paraphrased a speech by former Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. | RELATED: | Brazilian Army Pays Tribute to Former Nazi Commander | "The Brazilian art of the next decade will be heroic and national. It will be endowed with a great capacity for emotional involvement and will be equally imperative, since it is deeply linked to the urgent aspirations of our people, or else it will…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazils-Secretary-of-Culture-Fired-After-Quoting-Nazi-Goebbels-in-Video-20200117-0011.html

3 Arrested for Plans to Incite Violence at 'Gun Rights' Rally in Richmond
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-17
Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested, accused of planning to incite violence at the upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, VA. The state's capitol is in a state of emergency after finding a pattern of communications sounding like the leadup to the 2017 Charlottesville rally that killed Heather Heyer.
therealnews.com/stories/arrested_for_plans_incite_violence_at_gun_rights_rally_in_richmond

Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them'
JULIA | commondreams.org | 2020-01-17
Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them' | julia | Fri, 01/17/2020 – 14: 11 | Julia Conley, staff writer…
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/17/trumps-racist-demagoguery-only-works-says-sanders-because-too-many-americans-feel

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel's 'Firing Zones' in the West Bank
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel's so-called "firing zones" in the West Bank. "Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides …
imemc.org/article/sealed-off-and-forgotten-what-you-should-know-about-israels-firing-zones-in-the-west-bank/

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Injure One, In Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinians and injured one, after the army invaded Jenin and its refugee camp, in northern West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Jenin city, and Jenin refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. They added that the …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-abduct-four-palestinians-injure-one-in-jenin/

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Overnight
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
Israeli warplanes, Wednesday night, bombed at least two posts across the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. An Israeli drone targeted a post, northwest of Gaza city, causing fires to break out. In addition Israeli F-16 fighter jets pounded the same post with …
imemc.org/article/israeli-warplanes-strike-gaza-strip-overnight/

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Hebron, Abduct Two Palestinians
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, demolished a home and abducted two Palestinians, in addition to wounding many others. Rateb Jabour, the Coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern West Bank, said the …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-demolish-a-home-in-hebron-abduct-two-palestinians/

PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including an elderly man, from their homes in Jenin, Jerusalem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Jenin, in northern West Bank, and …
imemc.org/article/pps-israeli-soldiers-abduct-eleven-palestinians-in-west-bank/

Israel's Arab Students Drop out Twice as Much as Jewish: Report
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-16
The number of middle and high school students who withdraw before completing their studies in Israel's Arab schools is nearly twice as high as that of students in Jewish schools, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Council for Children in Israel. | RELATED: | Israel Announces Seven 'Nature Reserves' in Occupied West Bank | In Israel's Jewish schools the dropout rate was 1.6 percent for the 2017-2018 school year whereas for students in the Arab educational syst…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israels-Arab-Students-Drop-out-Twice-as-Much-as-Jewish-Report-20200116-0014.html

Detainees Committee: "Political Prisoners In Nafha Prison Face Dire Living Conditions"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the political prisoners who were transferred from Ramon prison to Nafha are facing extremely dire living conditions. In a statement, the Committee said that the prison administration in Ramon has transferred around 100 detainees from Ramon prison to sections three and four …
imemc.org/article/detainees-committee-political-prisoners-in-nafha-prison-face-dire-living-conditions/

'Are we seriously doing this again?' New phony 'White Power' controversy 'investigated' by MSM
rt.com | 2020-01-16
CBS news has blown the lid off the hate crime of the century: a crew of firefighters making the upside-down "okay" hand gesture in a group photo. Yet again, a reputable media outlet fell for a well-worn 4chan prank. | According to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV, a group of recruits with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services posed for a team photo back in March 2019. The network sounded the alarm on Wednesday when it noticed several of them were making the thumb-and-index finger "okay" hand gesture – a gesture CBS pointed out is "a possible 'white power'" symbol. | D.C. Fire Department recruits mi…
rt.com/usa/478453-firefighters-white-power-okay/

Conspiracy Theories, Threats of Violence Loom Over Coming Gun Rally in Richmond
splcenter.org | 2020-01-16
Gun-rights activists and antigovernment extremists are planning a protest in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday fueled by antigovernment conspiracy theories and accompanied by online calls for violence.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/01/16/conspiracy-theories-threats-violence-loom-over-coming-gun-rally-richmond

Twitter apologises for allowing adverts targeted at hate groups
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-16
Twitter has apologised for letting adverts on the platform target hate groups including neo-Nazis and homophobes. | The firm allows advertisers to target people using specific keywords based on what they share in tweets, like, or what they search for. | An investigation by the BBC found terms such as "transphobic", "white supremacists" and "anti-gay" were not being excluded during the ad set-up process. | "Neo-Nazi", which also slipped through the net, could reach an estimated audience of between 67,000 and 81,000 people in the UK, the report claims. | Meanwhile, 92,900 to 114,000 accounts were predicted for the…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/01/16/twitter-apologises-for-allowing-adverts-targeted-at-hate-groups/

Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional
Michele Goodwin | aclu.org | 2020-01-16
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/arkansas-legislators-attack-on-abortion-is-unconstitutional

Relatives demand answers after Yorta Yorta woman dies in custody
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-16
First Nations Chloe de SilvaIssue 1249 Australia Racism death in custody MelbourneJanuary 16, 2020Disgracefully, Victorian authorities t…
greenleft.org.au/content/relatives-demand-answers-after-yorta-yorta-woman-dies-custody

2020-01-17: News Headlines

Al Neal (2020-01-17). A Trump impeachment trial primer—How it will proceed (or not). peoplesworld.org The seven prosecutors—Democratic House members who will serve as impeachment managers—have been selected, and all of them are experienced litigators to one degree or another. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the oath as trial adjudicator, and all 100 U.S. Senators have been sworn in as jurors for the impeachment trial of …

RT (2020-01-17). 'Remember the past & honor the dead': Former president Walesa slams Poland's failure to commemorate Warsaw's WWII liberation. rt.com While the anniversary of Warsaw's liberation is largely overlooked in modern-day Poland, it's worth paying respect to the sacrifice of the Red Army, former president and democracy hero Lech Walesa acknowledged on RT. | It's been exactly 75 years since the Soviet Union's 1st Byelorussian Front and the allied Polish 1st Army defeated the last remaining pocket of Nazi resistance, ending the five-year occupation of Warsaw. But the milestone event, in which 22,000 Soviet and 3,100 Polish soldiers lost their lives, is no longer an occasion for Poland to celebrate, it seems. | While local press maintained a deafening…

RT (2020-01-17). 'Nobody in Poland cares about WWII anymore': Warsaw ignores 75th anniversary of its liberation from fascism. rt.com The Polish people aren't interested in the events of the past, being fully consumed by their daily hassles, and the country's authorities are using this to their advantage, freely rewriting WWII history, academics told RT. | Warsaw was taken from the Nazis on January 17, 1945, after a large-scale offensive by the Red Army and the Polish forces. The 75th anniversary of the historic victory is marked on Friday, but the capital of Poland isn't preparing for any celebrations. | The fact that the USSR liberated Warsaw from the Nazis is "diminished" in schoolbooks and ignored by Polish media "because we live in coun…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-01-17). Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel's 'Firing Zones' in the West Bank. counterpunch.org A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel's so-called "firing zones" in the West Bank. "Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides assistance to 1,500 Palestinians living inside an Israeli military firing zone in More

Staff (2020-01-17). "They Must Conduct a Full and Fair Trial": Senators Sworn In for Historic Trump Impeachment Trial. democracynow.org For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more information is coming to light about the actions of President Trump and his associates. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Governmen…

Jessicah Pierre (2020-01-17). MLK's final campaign lives on: The war against racism and poverty. peoplesworld.org As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it's natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the movement around economic justice. That's worth remembering today. In December 1967, King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other …

Vijay Prashad (2020-01-17). Not an Inch: Indian Students Stand Against the Far Right. counterpunch.org With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move "not an inch back." The students would continue to agitate to defend Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its union, and to fight More

sputniknews (2020-01-17). World Jewish Congress Slams Gaza Protest by Finnish MP as Anti-Semitic. sputniknews.com By Anna Kontula's own admission, she wanted to protest the "humanitarian crisis" caused by embargoes against Gaza, as well as Finland's arms trade with Israel.

Middle East Eye (2020-01-17). Israel Bombs Gaza Strip in Response to Incendiary Balloons. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory earlier in the day, the Associated Press reported. 2 milions in Gaza Can not sleep because Israel attacks on Gaza 9: 21 PM pic.twitter.com/JPbOkFBClU — Heba Khaled (@heba_khaled1998) …

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-17). Israel Bombs Gaza And Syria Killing 3 & Iran Says US Sabotage/Cyberattack Likely Behind 737 Downing. 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 (1/16/19). 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 …

Robert Scheer (2020-01-17). Noam Chomsky Makes the Case for the Lesser of Two Evils. truthdig.com In the second part of his interview with Robert Scheer, the renowned thinker shares his criticisms of Israel and his views on electoralism.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-17). Soviet army liberates Warsaw from Nazi forces. peoplesdispatch.org The operation was part of the Vistula—Oder Offensive, which was a successful Red Army operation on the Eastern Front in the European Theatre of World War II in January 1945.

Staff (2020-01-17). Headlines for January 17, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Impeachment Trial Opens as Accountability Office Says Trump Broke Law by Withholding Aid, Pentagon Contradicts Trump and Says 11 U.S. Troops Injured in Iranian Strikes, Senate Votes to Approve USMCA, Report: Six Banks Reaped $18 Billion Last Year from Trump Tax Cuts, Guatemalan Protesters Demand Outgoing President Be Arrested for Corruption, Deported Immigrant Rights Leader Jean Montrevil Sues U.S. Government, FBI Arrests 3 Suspected Neo-Nazis Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond, Virginia, Florida Supreme Court Upholds Law Limiting Voting Rights for People with Felony Convictions, Harvard Law Students Prote…

Middle East Children's Alliance (2020-01-17). Decolonize Your Food! From Turtle Island to Palestine. indybay.org Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94105…

Staff (2020-01-17). As Senators Are Sworn In, Calls for a Full for Impeachment Trial Intensify. truthout.org For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more inf…

Steven Sahiounie (2020-01-17). Iraq Set to Buy Russian S-400 Air Defense System and Assert Its Sovereignty. globalresearch.ca Iran attacked US forces stationed at two bases in Iraq with 15 missiles on January 8th, but it does not appear missile defense systems were used to counter them. Eric Gomez, a missile defense policy analyst at the Cato …

WSWS (2020-01-17). The impeachment trial begins as Trump escalates fascistic appeals. wsws.org The Democratic impeachment process will not stop Trump's increasingly blatant assault on the constitutional foundations of basic democratic rights.

RT (2020-01-16). 75 years later: Newly-released wartime docs debunk myths about WWII's liberation of Warsaw. rt.com Warsaw was liberated by Soviet forces 75 years ago today — and Polish officials have cloaked the pivotal event in myths ever since. Yet, newly-released historical documents help shed some light on the truth. | Official Warsaw had no plans to celebrate this date — but it is not the first time that Poland has ignored the liberation of its state capital. Since the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in the early 1990s, politicians across Eastern European have pushed the notion that the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were equally …

RT (2020-01-16). 'Are we seriously doing this again?' New phony 'White Power' controversy 'investigated' by MSM. rt.com CBS news has blown the lid off the hate crime of the century: a crew of firefighters making the upside-down "okay" hand gesture in a group photo. Yet again, a reputable media outlet fell for a well-worn 4chan prank. | According to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV, a group of recruits with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services posed for a team photo back in March 2019. The network sounded the alarm on Wednesday when it noticed several of them were making the thumb-and-index finger "okay" hand gesture – a gesture CBS pointed out is "a possible 'white power'" symbol. | D.C. Fire Department recruits mi…

IMEMC News (2020-01-16). Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Injure One, In Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinians and injured one, after the army invaded Jenin and its refugee camp, in northern West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Jenin city, and Jenin refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. They added that the …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-16). Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Overnight. imemc.org Israeli warplanes, Wednesday night, bombed at least two posts across the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. An Israeli drone targeted a post, northwest of Gaza city, causing fires to break out. In addition Israeli F-16 fighter jets pounded the same post with …

IMEMC News (2020-01-16). Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Hebron, Abduct Two Palestinians. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, demolished a home and abducted two Palestinians, in addition to wounding many others. Rateb Jabour, the Coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern West Bank, said the …

Ali Salam (2020-01-16). PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank" imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including an elderly man, from their homes in Jenin, Jerusalem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Jenin, in northern West Bank, and …

teleSUR (2020-01-16). Greece: PM Announces First-Ever Female Presidential Candidate. telesurenglish.net Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis declared that "time has come for Greece to open up to the future," during a surprise televised address Thursday where he announced the country's first-ever female presidential candidate, progressive judge Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou. | RELATED: | Israel, Greece, Cyprus to Sign Pipeline Deal in the Mediterranean | In his own words, she "embodies unity and progress," emphasizing that the election breaks with tradition not only because Sakellaro…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-16). Israel Orders Seizure of 350 Dunams Near Bethlehem for Bypass Road. imemc.org The Israeli military issued orders, on Wednesday, to seize 350 dunams (86 acres) of agricultural land in al-Khader and Irtas towns, south of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, from the Commission for the Resistance of the Wall and Settlements said. Breijieh stressed that the bypass road, …

teleSUR (2020-01-16). Israel's Arab Students Drop out Twice as Much as Jewish: Report. telesurenglish.net The number of middle and high school students who withdraw before completing their studies in Israel's Arab schools is nearly twice as high as that of students in Jewish schools, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Council for Children in Israel. | RELATED: | Israel Announces Seven 'Nature Reserves' in Occupied West Bank | In Israel's Jewish schools the dropout rate was 1.6 percent for the 2017-2018 school year whereas for students in the Arab educational syst…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-16). Massive anti-fascist protest in Hamburg, Germany. peoplesdispatch.org On January 10, Friday, hundreds gathered to protest a conference organized by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) at a technical school in the Dulsberg district of Hamburg, Germany. The anti-fascism protesters demanded that there should be no space for right-wing racism in Hamburg, particularly in the schools. The call for the protest was given by the Hamburg Alliance Against the Right-Wing and the Anti-fascist Action. | Deniz Celik from Die Linke (The Left) told Ruptly, "We think it is unacceptable that the AfD, with their reactionary ideology, hold their party conference here. We say the AfD must go out…

The Canary (2020-01-16). Twitter apologises for allowing adverts targeted at hate groups. thecanary.co Twitter has apologised for letting adverts on the platform target hate groups including neo-Nazis and homophobes. | The firm allows advertisers to target people using specific keywords based on what they share in tweets, like, or what they search for. | An investigation by the BBC found terms such as "transphobic", "white supremacists" and "anti-gay" were not being excluded during the ad set-up process. | "Neo-Nazi", which also slipped through the net, could reach an estimated audience of between 67,000 and 81,000 people in the UK, the report claims. | Meanwhile, 92,900 to 114,000 accounts were predicted for the…

IMEMC News (2020-01-16). Detainees Committee: "Political Prisoners In Nafha Prison Face Dire Living Conditions" imemc.org The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the political prisoners who were transferred from Ramon prison to Nafha are facing extremely dire living conditions. In a statement, the Committee said that the prison administration in Ramon has transferred around 100 detainees from Ramon prison to sections three and four …

splcenter (2020-01-16). Conspiracy Theories, Threats of Violence Loom Over Coming Gun Rally in Richmond. splcenter.org Gun-rights activists and antigovernment extremists are planning a protest in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday fueled by antigovernment conspiracy theories and accompanied by online calls for violence.

Michele Goodwin (2020-01-16). Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional. aclu.org The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…

Fred_F (2020-01-16). Catastrophic fires and the far-right's denialism. greenleft.org.au Climate Jeff SparrowIssue 1249 Australia far-rightJanuary 16, 2020For most people, "ecofascism" sounds nonsensical, a portmanteau made up of irreconcilable opposites. | Environmentalists adhere, for the most part, to progressive politics, with fascists glorifying everything th…

pip.hinman (2020-01-16). Relatives demand answers after Yorta Yorta woman dies in custody. greenleft.org.au First Nations Chloe de SilvaIssue 1249 Australia Racism death in custody MelbourneJanuary 16, 2020Disgracefully, Victorian authorities t…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-01-16). It's 2020 and Florida's Supreme Court Just Ruled in Favor of a Poll Tax. commondreams.org "Florida cannot violate the U.S. Constitution's protections. The right to vote cannot be contingent on the ability to pay." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/let_my_people_vote_0_0.png

Chris Butters (2020-01-15). Ten poetry books that illuminate a decade's struggles. peoplesworld.org Occupy Wall Street. The Peoples Climate March. The Women's March. Black Lives Matter. The ongoing mobilizations to defeat Trump and the extreme right that supports him. As we marched and organized against injustice, poets, often marching right alongside us, were creating enduring works of literary art that spoke to the struggle and the times we …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-01-15). Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel's West Bank "Firing Zones" mintpressnews.com Throughout the 1970s, the Israeli military declared roughly 18% of the West Bank as "firing zones," effectively wresting control from the local Palestinian population.

Miko Peled (2020-01-15). Why Israel's So-Called "Occupation" of "Palestinian Territories" is a Farce. mintpressnews.com The root cause of oppression and violence that Palestinians experience is not "the occupation" of 1967 as many people claim it to be. It is something much older and seemingly more benign.

IMEMC News (2020-01-15). Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Summon Two Others For Interrogation, In Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and summoned two others, including a journalist, for interrogation, in Bethlehem Governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded 'Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched and ransacked several homes, …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-15). Two Palestinians Forced to Demolish Their Own Homes, South of Jerusalem. imemc.org Two Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank were forced, on Wednesday, to demolish their own homes to avoid paying exorbitant costs if the Israeli West Jerusalem municipality demolishes them, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Local sources said that Mousa Bashir and Ammar Nassar, from Jabal al-Mokabber …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-01-15). Israel Approves Construction of Four New Prison Complexes. imemc.org Israeli 'housing council' has approved a plan to build four new prisons in the occupied territories as the occupation accelerates its arrest campaign against Palestinians, the Palestine News Network reported. Israeli media sources announced, on Tuesday, that the council authorized construction of the prison complexes, south of the Israeli city …

Tom Anderson (2020-01-15). British activist among those arrested for attempting to cut Gaza border fence. thecanary.co An international group of activists from Gaza 2020: Breaking the Siege were arrested in southern Israel on 13 January after they attempted to cut the military fence separating Israel from the Gaza Strip. | British citizen Julia Lister, 25, was one of those arrested. | Two activists were also arrested on 9 January at the Gaza fence. | "Time has already run out": | According to a press release received by The Canary: | In both cases the activists had intended to cut the fortified border fence and enter Gaza in a forceful but symbolic action to demand an im…

Hatewatch Staff (2020-01-15). Extremist Groups Plan to Attend Lee-Jackson Day Rally in Virginia. splcenter.org Members of the League of the South will join with a new "heritage" group, United Confederates of the Carolinas and Virginia, for an armed protest in Lexington, Virginia, this Friday to inflame the ongoing debate over the removal of Confederate symbols from the public square.

Fight Back (2020-01-15). Commentary: What justice looks like in Chicago. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – In a pair of upcoming cases, Associate Judge Thomas Hennelly will have the fate of three wrongfully convicted men in his hands. Given who put them behind bars, his rulings could send a signal that Chicago has firmly turned its back on the legacy of police torture and wrongful convictions that hangs over the city. But, given Hennelly's direct involvement in prosecuting police torture victims and his attempt to hide racist constitutional violations, Chicagoans would be remiss to expect impartiality from the bench. | In one of the cases, that of Gerald Reed, Hennelly is deciding whether a man tortured…

MintPress News Desk (2020-01-15). Iraqis to the United States: What Part of "Go Home" Don't You Understand? theantimedia.com (MPN) — Iranian forces launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against two military bases housing US troops in Iraq early hours of Wednesday morning. The al-Assad airbase in western Iraq was hit by 17 missiles, and 5 targeted at a base in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. No US casualties were immediately reported. Iran's supreme …

Alan Macleod (2020-01-15). CNN, Warren's Sexism Jibe Against Sanders Backfires as #CNNisTrash Trends on Twitter. mintpressnews.com CNN has been widely criticized for its perceived bias in moderating yesterday's Democratic presidential debate in Iowa. With just three weeks before the first primaries, six leading candidates descended upon Des Moines last night to take part. But, as with previous debates, much of the public discussion centered on the organization, framing and bias of the organizers and moderators. | CNN asked Bernie Sanders, the most left-leaning of the candidates, if he thought he "owed voters an explanation" on how much his health plan would cost them…

Whitney Webb (2020-01-14). How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov't's Most Classified Networks. mintpressnews.com Through its main investors, SoftBank and Lockheed Martin, Cybereason not only has ties to the Trump administration but has its software running on some of the U.S. government's most classified and secretive networks.

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-14). Israel Provided The Intel To Kill Soleimani & A Cyberattack May Have Been Behind Iran's 737 Downing. 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 (1/13/19). 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 …

Fréa Lockley (2020-01-14). The real crisis isn't Meghan and her husband ditching the royals, it's our racist media. thecanary.co Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's decision to step back from royal duties has reportedly caused a 'crisis'. Certainly, it's dominated media headlines. In truth, I don't give a toss about the outdated, elitist UK monarchy at all. But this time, nice one royalz. Because this drew attention to a far bigger crisis — the UK's systemically racist media. | "History repeating": | On 8 January, "Markle and her husband" announced they'd step back as senior royals, "work to become financially ind…

splcenter (2020-01-14). SPLC Testifies Before Congress on Financing of Domestic Terrorism. splcenter.org

Staff (2020-01-13). Calling Bernie Sanders Anti-Semitic Is Islamophobic. therealnews.com Sahar Aziz discusses her article from The New Arab, "Accusing Bernie Sanders of anti-Semitism is nothing but thinly veiled Islamophobia." The accusation of anti-Semitism has been weaponized to attack people who promote solidarity with Muslim Americans and who demand sustainable foreign policy towards the Middle East.

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World Jewish Congress Slams Gaza Protest by Finnish MP as Anti-Semitic
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-17
By Anna Kontula's own admission, she wanted to protest the "humanitarian crisis" caused by embargoes against Gaza, as well as Finland's arms trade with Israel.
sputniknews.com/europe/202001171078057662-world-jewish-congress-slams-gaza-protest-by-finnish-mp-as-anti-semitic/

Noam Chomsky Makes the Case for the Lesser of Two Evils
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2020-01-17
In the second part of his interview with Robert Scheer, the renowned thinker shares his criticisms of Israel and his views on electoralism.
truthdig.com/articles/noam-chomsky-makes-the-case-for-the-lesser-of-two-evils/

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel's 'Firing Zones' in the West Bank
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-17
A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel's so-called "firing zones" in the West Bank.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/sealed-off-and-forgotten-what-you-should-know-about-israels-firing-zones-in-the-west-bank/

Israel Bombs Gaza Strip in Response to Incendiary Balloons
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-17
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Israel Bombs Gaza And Syria Killing 3 & Iran Says US Sabotage/Cyberattack Likely Behind 737 Downing
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-17
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 (1/16/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-bombs-gaza-and-syria-killing-3-iran-says-us-sabotage-cyberattack-likely-behind-737-downing/

MLK's final campaign lives on: The war against racism and poverty
Jessicah Pierre | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it's natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the movement around economic justice. That's worth remembering today. In December 1967, King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other …
peoplesworld.org/article/mlks-final-campaign-lives-on-the-war-against-racism-and-poverty/

'Nobody in Poland cares about WWII anymore': Warsaw ignores 75th anniversary of its liberation from fascism
rt.com | 2020-01-17
The Polish people aren't interested in the events of the past, being fully consumed by their daily hassles, and the country's authorities are using this to their advantage, freely rewriting WWII history, academics told RT. | Warsaw was taken from the Nazis on January 17, 1945, after a large-scale offensive by the Red Army and the Polish forces. The 75th anniversary of the historic victory is marked on Friday, but the capital of Poland isn't preparing for any celebrations. | The fact that the USSR liberated Warsaw from the Nazis is "diminished" in schoolbooks and ignored by Polish media "because we live in coun…
rt.com/news/478449-poland-fascism-russia-history/

'Nobody in Poland cares about WWII anymore': Warsaw ignores 75th anniversary of its liberation from fascism
rt.com | 2020-01-17
The Polish people aren't interested in the events of the past, being fully consumed by their daily hassles, and the country's authorities are using this to their advantage, freely rewriting WWII history, academics told RT. | Warsaw was taken from the Nazis on January 17, 1945, after a large-scale offensive by the Red Army and the Polish forces. The 75th anniversary of the historic victory is marked on Friday, but the capital of Poland isn't preparing for any celebrations. | The fact that the USSR liberated Warsaw from the Nazis is "diminished" in schoolbooks and ignored by Polish media "because we live in coun…
rt.com/news/478449-poland-fascism-russia-history/

Not an Inch: Indian Students Stand Against the Far Right
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-17
With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move "not an inch back." The students would continue to agitate to defend Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its union, and to fight…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/not-an-inch-iranian-students-stand-against-the-far-right/

Not an Inch: Indian Students Stand Against the Far Right
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-17
With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move "not an inch back." The students would continue to agitate to defend Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its union, and to fight…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/not-an-inch-iranian-students-stand-against-the-far-right/

Soviet army liberates Warsaw from Nazi forces
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
The operation was part of the Vistula–Oder Offensive, which was a successful Red Army operation on the Eastern Front in the European Theatre of World War II in January 1945.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/17/soviet-army-liberates-warsaw-from-nazi-forces/

'Remember the past & honor the dead': Former president Walesa slams Poland's failure to commemorate Warsaw's WWII liberation
rt.com | 2020-01-17
While the anniversary of Warsaw's liberation is largely overlooked in modern-day Poland, it's worth paying respect to the sacrifice of the Red Army, former president and democracy hero Lech Walesa acknowledged on RT. | It's been exactly 75 years since the Soviet Union's 1st Byelorussian Front and the allied Polish 1st Army defeated the last remaining pocket of Nazi resistance, ending the five-year occupation of Warsaw. But the milestone event, in which 22,000 Soviet and 3,100 Polish soldiers lost their lives, is no longer an occasion for Poland to celebrate, it seems. | While local press maintained a deafening…
rt.com/news/478482-lech-walesa-liberation-warsaw/

Decolonize Your Food! From Turtle Island to Palestine
Middle East Children's Alliance | indybay.org | 2020-01-17
Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94105…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/15/18829769.php

As Senators Are Sworn In, Calls for a Full for Impeachment Trial Intensify
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-17
For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more inf…
truthout.org/video/as-senators-are-sworn-in-for-impeachment-trial-calls-for-a-full-trial-intensify/

A Trump impeachment trial primer–How it will proceed (or not)
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
The seven prosecutors–Democratic House members who will serve as impeachment managers–have been selected, and all of them are experienced litigators to one degree or another. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the oath as trial adjudicator, and all 100 U.S. Senators have been sworn in as jurors for the impeachment trial of …
peoplesworld.org/article/a-trump-impeachment-trial-primer-how-it-will-proceed-or-not/

"They Must Conduct a Full and Fair Trial": Senators Sworn In for Historic Trump Impeachment Trial
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-17
For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more information is coming to light about the actions of President Trump and his associates. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Governmen…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/17/impeachment_trial_senate_john_bonifaz

The impeachment trial begins as Trump escalates fascistic appeals
wsws.org | 2020-01-17
The Democratic impeachment process will not stop Trump's increasingly blatant assault on the constitutional foundations of basic democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/17/pers-j17.html

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel's 'Firing Zones' in the West Bank
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel's so-called "firing zones" in the West Bank. "Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides …
imemc.org/article/sealed-off-and-forgotten-what-you-should-know-about-israels-firing-zones-in-the-west-bank/

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Injure One, In Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinians and injured one, after the army invaded Jenin and its refugee camp, in northern West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Jenin city, and Jenin refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. They added that the …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-abduct-four-palestinians-injure-one-in-jenin/

PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank"
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including an elderly man, from their homes in Jenin, Jerusalem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Jenin, in northern West Bank, and …
imemc.org/article/pps-israeli-soldiers-abduct-eleven-palestinians-in-west-bank/

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Overnight
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
Israeli warplanes, Wednesday night, bombed at least two posts across the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. An Israeli drone targeted a post, northwest of Gaza city, causing fires to break out. In addition Israeli F-16 fighter jets pounded the same post with …
imemc.org/article/israeli-warplanes-strike-gaza-strip-overnight/

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Hebron, Abduct Two Palestinians
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, demolished a home and abducted two Palestinians, in addition to wounding many others. Rateb Jabour, the Coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern West Bank, said the …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-demolish-a-home-in-hebron-abduct-two-palestinians/

Israel's Arab Students Drop out Twice as Much as Jewish: Report
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-16
The number of middle and high school students who withdraw before completing their studies in Israel's Arab schools is nearly twice as high as that of students in Jewish schools, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Council for Children in Israel. | RELATED: | Israel Announces Seven 'Nature Reserves' in Occupied West Bank | In Israel's Jewish schools the dropout rate was 1.6 percent for the 2017-2018 school year whereas for students in the Arab educational syst…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israels-Arab-Students-Drop-out-Twice-as-Much-as-Jewish-Report-20200116-0014.html

Israel Orders Seizure of 350 Dunams Near Bethlehem for Bypass Road
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
The Israeli military issued orders, on Wednesday, to seize 350 dunams (86 acres) of agricultural land in al-Khader and Irtas towns, south of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, from the Commission for the Resistance of the Wall and Settlements said. Breijieh stressed that the bypass road, …
imemc.org/article/israel-orders-seizure-of-350-dunams-near-bethlehem-for-settlement-expansion/

Greece: PM Announces First-Ever Female Presidential Candidate
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-16
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis declared that "time has come for Greece to open up to the future," during a surprise televised address Thursday where he announced the country's first-ever female presidential candidate, progressive judge Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou. | RELATED: | Israel, Greece, Cyprus to Sign Pipeline Deal in the Mediterranean | In his own words, she "embodies unity and progress," emphasizing that the election breaks with tradition not only because Sakellaro…
telesurenglish.net/news/greece-pm-announces-first-female-presidential-candidate-20200116-0011.html

Massive anti-fascist protest in Hamburg, Germany
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-16
On January 10, Friday, hundreds gathered to protest a conference organized by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) at a technical school in the Dulsberg district of Hamburg, Germany. The anti-fascism protesters demanded that there should be no space for right-wing racism in Hamburg, particularly in the schools. The call for the protest was given by the Hamburg Alliance Against the Right-Wing and the Anti-fascist Action. | Deniz Celik from Die Linke (The Left) told Ruptly, "We think it is unacceptable that the AfD, with their reactionary ideology, hold their party conference here. We say the AfD must go out…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/16/massive-anti-fascist-protest-in-hamburg-germany/

Twitter apologises for allowing adverts targeted at hate groups
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-16
Twitter has apologised for letting adverts on the platform target hate groups including neo-Nazis and homophobes. | The firm allows advertisers to target people using specific keywords based on what they share in tweets, like, or what they search for. | An investigation by the BBC found terms such as "transphobic", "white supremacists" and "anti-gay" were not being excluded during the ad set-up process. | "Neo-Nazi", which also slipped through the net, could reach an estimated audience of between 67,000 and 81,000 people in the UK, the report claims. | Meanwhile, 92,900 to 114,000 accounts were predicted for the…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/01/16/twitter-apologises-for-allowing-adverts-targeted-at-hate-groups/

75 years later: Newly-released wartime docs debunk myths about WWII's liberation of Warsaw
rt.com | 2020-01-16
Warsaw was liberated by Soviet forces 75 years ago today

Twitter apologises for allowing adverts targeted at hate groups
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-16
Twitter has apologised for letting adverts on the platform target hate groups including neo-Nazis and homophobes. | The firm allows advertisers to target people using specific keywords based on what they share in tweets, like, or what they search for. | An investigation by the BBC found terms such as "transphobic", "white supremacists" and "anti-gay" were not being excluded during the ad set-up process. | "Neo-Nazi", which also slipped through the net, could reach an estimated audience of between 67,000 and 81,000 people in the UK, the report claims. | Meanwhile, 92,900 to 114,000 accounts were predicted for the…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/01/16/twitter-apologises-for-allowing-adverts-targeted-at-hate-groups/

Detainees Committee: "Political Prisoners In Nafha Prison Face Dire Living Conditions"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-16
The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the political prisoners who were transferred from Ramon prison to Nafha are facing extremely dire living conditions. In a statement, the Committee said that the prison administration in Ramon has transferred around 100 detainees from Ramon prison to sections three and four …
imemc.org/article/detainees-committee-political-prisoners-in-nafha-prison-face-dire-living-conditions/

Conspiracy Theories, Threats of Violence Loom Over Coming Gun Rally in Richmond
splcenter.org | 2020-01-16
Gun-rights activists and antigovernment extremists are planning a protest in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday fueled by antigovernment conspiracy theories and accompanied by online calls for violence.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/01/16/conspiracy-theories-threats-violence-loom-over-coming-gun-rally-richmond

'Are we seriously doing this again?' New phony 'White Power' controversy 'investigated' by MSM
rt.com | 2020-01-16
CBS news has blown the lid off the hate crime of the century: a crew of firefighters making the upside-down "okay" hand gesture in a group photo. Yet again, a reputable media outlet fell for a well-worn 4chan prank. | According to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV, a group of recruits with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services posed for a team photo back in March 2019. The network sounded the alarm on Wednesday when it noticed several of them were making the thumb-and-index finger "okay" hand gesture – a gesture CBS pointed out is "a possible 'white power'" symbol. | D.C. Fire Department recruits mi…
rt.com/usa/478453-firefighters-white-power-okay/

Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional
Michele Goodwin | aclu.org | 2020-01-16
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/arkansas-legislators-attack-on-abortion-is-unconstitutional

Relatives demand answers after Yorta Yorta woman dies in custody
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-16
First Nations Chloe de SilvaIssue 1249 Australia Racism death in custody MelbourneJanuary 16, 2020Disgracefully, Victorian authorities t…
greenleft.org.au/content/relatives-demand-answers-after-yorta-yorta-woman-dies-custody

Catastrophic fires and the far-right's denialism
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-16
Climate Jeff SparrowIssue 1249 Australia far-rightJanuary 16, 2020For most people, "ecofascism" sounds nonsensical, a portmanteau made up of irreconcilable opposites. | Environmentalists adhere, for the most part, to progressive politics, with fascists glorifying everything th…
greenleft.org.au/content/catastrophic-fires-and-far-right-denialism

It's 2020 and Florida's Supreme Court Just Ruled in Favor of a Poll Tax
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-16
"Florida cannot violate the U.S. Constitution's protections. The right to vote cannot be contingent on the ability to pay." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/let_my_people_vote_0_0.png
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/16/its-2020-and-floridas-supreme-court-just-ruled-favor-poll-tax?cd-origin=rss

Two Palestinians Forced to Demolish Their Own Homes, South of Jerusalem
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-15
Two Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank were forced, on Wednesday, to demolish their own homes to avoid paying exorbitant costs if the Israeli West Jerusalem municipality demolishes them, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Local sources said that Mousa Bashir and Ammar Nassar, from Jabal al-Mokabber …
imemc.org/article/two-palestinians-forced-to-demolish-their-own-homes-south-of-jerusalem/

Why Israel's So-Called "Occupation" of "Palestinian Territories" is a Farce
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-15
The root cause of oppression and violence that Palestinians experience is not "the occupation" of 1967 as many people claim it to be. It is something much older and seemingly more benign.
mintpressnews.com/israel-called-occupation-palestinian-territories-farce/264114/

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Summon Two Others For Interrogation, In Bethlehem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-15
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and summoned two others, including a journalist, for interrogation, in Bethlehem Governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded 'Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched and ransacked several homes, …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-abduct-a-palestinian-summon-two-others-for-interrogation-in-bethlehem/

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel's West Bank "Firing Zones"
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-15
Throughout the 1970s, the Israeli military declared roughly 18% of the West Bank as "firing zones," effectively wresting control from the local Palestinian population.
mintpressnews.com/sealed-off-and-forgotten-israel-west-bank-firing-zones/264132/

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel's West Bank "Firing Zones"
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-15
Throughout the 1970s, the Israeli military declared roughly 18% of the West Bank as "firing zones," effectively wresting control from the local Palestinian population.
mintpressnews.com/sealed-off-and-forgotten-israel-west-bank-firing-zones/264132/

Why Israel's So-Called "Occupation" of "Palestinian Territories" is a Farce
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-15
The root cause of oppression and violence that Palestinians experience is not "the occupation" of 1967 as many people claim it to be. It is something much older and seemingly more benign.
mintpressnews.com/israel-called-occupation-palestinian-territories-farce/264114/

Israel Approves Construction of Four New Prison Complexes
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-15
Israeli 'housing council' has approved a plan to build four new prisons in the occupied territories as the occupation accelerates its arrest campaign against Palestinians, the Palestine News Network reported. Israeli media sources announced, on Tuesday, that the council authorized construction of the prison complexes, south of the Israeli city …
imemc.org/article/israel-approves-construction-of-four-new-prisons/

British activist among those arrested for attempting to cut Gaza border fence
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-01-15
An international group of activists from Gaza 2020: Breaking the Siege were arrested in southern Israel on 13 January after they attempted to cut the military fence separating Israel from the Gaza Strip. | British citizen Julia Lister, 25, was one of those arrested. | Two activists were also arrested on 9 January at the Gaza fence. | "Time has already run out": | According to a press release received by The Canary: | In both cases the activists had intended to cut the fortified border fence and enter Gaza in a forceful but symbolic action to demand an im…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/01/15/british-activist-among-those-arrested-for-attempting-to-cut-gaza-border-fence/

Extremist Groups Plan to Attend Lee-Jackson Day Rally in Virginia
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-01-15
Members of the League of the South will join with a new "heritage" group, United Confederates of the Carolinas and Virginia, for an armed protest in Lexington, Virginia, this Friday to inflame the ongoing debate over the removal of Confederate symbols from the public square.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/01/15/extremist-groups-plan-attend-lee-jackson-day-rally-virginia

Commentary: What justice looks like in Chicago
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-15
Chicago, IL – In a pair of upcoming cases, Associate Judge Thomas Hennelly will have the fate of three wrongfully convicted men in his hands. Given who put them behind bars, his rulings could send a signal that Chicago has firmly turned its back on the legacy of police torture and wrongful convictions that hangs over the city. But, given Hennelly's direct involvement in prosecuting police torture victims and his attempt to hide racist constitutional violations, Chicagoans would be remiss to expect impartiality from the bench. | In one of the cases, that of Gerald Reed, Hennelly is deciding whether a man tortured…
fightbacknews.org/2020/1/15/commentary-what-justice-looks-chicago

Ten poetry books that illuminate a decade's struggles
Chris Butters | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-15
Occupy Wall Street. The Peoples Climate March. The Women's March. Black Lives Matter. The ongoing mobilizations to defeat Trump and the extreme right that supports him. As we marched and organized against injustice, poets, often marching right alongside us, were creating enduring works of literary art that spoke to the struggle and the times we …
peoplesworld.org/article/ten-poetry-books-that-illuminate-a-decades-struggles/

Iraqis to the United States: What Part of "Go Home" Don't You Understand?
MintPress News Desk | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-15
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Israel Provided The Intel To Kill Soleimani & A Cyberattack May Have Been Behind Iran's 737 Downing
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-14
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 (1/13/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-provided-the-intel-to-kill-soleimani-a-cyberattack-may-have-been-behind-irans-737-downing/

How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov't's Most Classified Networks
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-14
Through its main investors, SoftBank and Lockheed Martin, Cybereason not only has ties to the Trump administration but has its software running on some of the U.S. government's most classified and secretive networks.
mintpressnews.com/cybereason-investors-offer-israeli-spy-classified-intelligence/264095/