2019-08-19: News Headlines

Howard Lisnoff (2019-08-19). The Proud Boys Take Over the Streets of Portland, Oregon. counterpunch.org Antifa marches at Trump's inauguration and the condemnation is almost universal, including from some on the political Left. No one is harmed, but initially charges are brought against Antifa. The Proud Boys, a neo-fascist, far-right group march in Portland, Oregon (an "unpermitted" march), although they have committed acts of violence, and they are allowed a presence on the streets. Now, just More

Staff (2019-08-19). Why Corporate Media Doesn't Talk Honestly About Racism. therealnews.com Media conversations about racism are rarely accurate, let alone honest, facilitating the status quo and hindering systemic change. A discussion between Dylan Rodriguez, Eddie Conway, and Jaqueline Luqman…

Ipek S. Burnett (2019-08-19). White Terror: Toni Morrison on the Construct of Racism. counterpunch.org "To lose one's racial-ized rank is to lose one's own valued and enshrined difference," writes Toni Morrison in The Origin of Others. In a 2016 post-election essay entitled "Mourning for Whiteness," this sense of loss and the ensuing disorientation become Morrison's focus. In today's America as "people of color" are increasingly occupying everywhere including the Senate, More

John O'Kane (2019-08-19). Supreme Nihilism: the El Paso Shooter's Manifesto. counterpunch.org Mick Mulvaney staunchly defended President Trump after the shootings in Ohio and Texas, claiming he was horrified by the actions but had said nothing that could be construed as provoking them. Trump did come out strongly two days later against hate groups and "white supremacy," a little late for many who contend these shootings demonstrate his inflammatory rhetoric was at least partially to blame for the incidents. Hopefully this will be a real change from his irresponsibly-quick tweets that often lead to reversals and clumsy apologies for misguided claims and send many of his supporters ducking for cover; or his…

Chris Hedges (2019-08-19). The World According to George Galloway. truthdig.com This article's (lightly edited) interview with George Galloway may be seen on video by clicking here. | LONDON—There are few politicians in Britain who are attacked by the courtiers in the press and the mandarins in power more ferociously than George Galloway, a former member of Parliament and an icon of the left. They routinely shower him with insults and accusations. This is because there are few politicians willing to as ferociously name and condemn the crimes and inj…

Bob Price (2019-08-19). Trump: Racist and misogynist, but fascist? The danger of crying "wolf" indybay.org New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street, San Francisco…

WSWS (2019-08-19). Guardian columnist Owen Jones attacked by fascist thugs in London. wsws.org The attack is the latest on prominent left-wing figures and political organisations.

Philip A Farruggio (2019-08-19). Saints, Sinners and Hypocrites. globalresearch.ca In today's climate of increasing Neo Nazi thought and behavior in Europe and here at home, a must see film is director Marc Rotthemund's Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005). | Sophie Scholl was a member of the White Rose, …

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-08-19). Black August Forum: Down with the Racist Prison System! indybay.org 2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

RT (2019-08-18). 'Racism Witch Hunt!' Trump rips into NYT leak scandal, calling it 'evil propaganda machine'. rt.com US president Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on the "failing New York Times" on Sunday, accusing the paper of engaging in a "Racism Witch Hunt" following leaked comments from the news outlet's executive editor. | "The failing New York Times, in one of the most devastating portrayals of bad journalism in history, got caught by a leaker that they are shifting from the Phony Russian Collusion Narrative (the Mueller Report & his testimony were a total disaster), to a Racism Witch Hunt," the president said on Twitter. | "'Journalism' has reached a new low in the history of our Country. It is nothing more than an…

RT (2019-08-18). 13 arrested, 6 injured after Portland protests descend into violence. rt.com Police have arrested 13 people on a range of charges, including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and unlawful use of a weapon, after right-wing demonstrators squared off with Antifa counter-protesters in Portland, Oregon. | Speaking at a press conference in the wake of the protests in Portland, which were marred by sporadic incidents of violence, city mayor Ted Wheeler hailed police for doing "an exemplary job of de-escalating the situation." He described the demonstration as a "largely peaceful event" despite the emergence of multiple videos documenting attacks mostly by Antifa on right-wing demonstrators…

Staff (2019-08-18). Sanders' Criminal Justice Plan Would Radically Cut Prison Population. truthdig.com COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat people of color, addicts or the mentally ill. | "We have a system that imprisons and destroys the lives of millions of people," Sanders told The Associated Press before the planned released of his proposal Sunday. "It's racist in disproportionately affecting the African American and Latino communities, and it's a system t…

Staff (2019-08-18). Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia. truthout.org | | As a media critic in the 1990s, you could reliably expect every talk about the censorious effects of elite media's corporate and state fealty to be met with the question, "But what about the internet?" | There was an earnest desire to see the power inequities reflected in corporate media—the racism, sexism, class and other biases—designed out of existence by some new delivery mechanism. You could say the same desires, denials, conflicts and questions are writ large in US society's engagement with…

Staff (2019-08-18). Women in India Are Defending Democracy in Face of Rising Hindu Nationalism. truthout.org | With fascism on the rise, Indian women are organizing to foster communal harmony and safeguard constitutional rights.

Tom Coburg (2019-08-18). 113 MPs accuse Johnson of "fascism" and demand the recall of Parliament. thecanary.co In a two page letter to UK prime minister Boris Johnson, 113 MPs from across the parties have accused him of deploying the language of "fascism". Their prime concern was the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. They demand the recall of parliament. This follows speculation, reported by The Canary, that the Johnson-led government could crash out of the EU before parliament returns from the summer recess.The letter: On the first page of t…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-18). 'Their Racist, Anti-Immigration Crusade Knows No Bounds': Trump White House Tried to Stop Immigrant Kids From Attending Public Schools. commondreams.org "America's teachers and school staff will not stand for this. If they try to block students from attending our schools they will hear from us. Immigrants are welcome here." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/donald_trump_stephen_miller.png

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-18). If Elected in 2020, Sanders Vows to 'Go to War With White Nationalism and Racism in Every Aspect of Our Lives'. commondreams.org "Too many people have fought over the years, too many people have died against racism to allow it to resurface and flourish in America." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_3.png

RT (2019-08-17). VIDEOS show Antifa attacking bus, cornering right-wing protesters as Portland rally turns violent. rt.com Footage has emerged of several violent attacks by Antifa on right-wing demonstrators in Portland, Oregon. The clashes come as President Donald Trump threatened to designate the left-wing movement as an "organization of terror." | Scuffles broke out in Portland after left-wing counter-protesters gathered in large numbers on Saturday for a rally of the right-wing Proud Boys, which Antifa consider neo-fascists. | üö® BREAKING üö® Antifa has major CLASH with Proud Boys on Portland bridge in traffic | A serious assault took place on PB's after they busted the door of the…

Gloria Rubac (2019-08-17). After 10 years, federal executions set to resume. workers.org Attorney General William Barr is moving the United States backward. He is taking hard-fought civil rights gains to the dumpster. Just like President Donald Trump, he has nothing but racist contempt for people caught up in the so-called criminal justice system. Barr suddenly announced in a Department of Justice press . . . | Continue reading After 10 years, federal executions set to resume at Workers.org

Amy Goodman (2019-08-17). The great land robbery: How federal policies dispossessed black Americans of millions of acres. nationofchange.org This mass land dispossession is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States.

splcenter (2019-08-17). Weekend Read: Slavery shaped America's pathology on race and whiteness. splcenter.org Four hundred years ago this month, the White Lion, a warship commanded by English privateers, docked at Point Comfort in the colony of Virginia.

splcenter (2019-08-17). SPLC Responds to FRC and ADF's Attack Op-Ed. splcenter.org On August 17, 2019, a former Family Research Council (FRC) staff member, who currently works at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) — two organizations designated as hate groups by the SPLC — attacked the SPLC in a USA Today OpEd for its hate group designations.

Scott Zimmerman (2019-08-17). ALEC fails to denounce dangerous and racist views of its leaders and members. nationofchange.org It has been a banner week for extremist politicians linked to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). | ALEC's Washington State Chair, Rep. Matt Shea, promoted and maintained close ties to an extremist group training children and young men for battle in a "Biblical warfare" while schooling them in the "biblical teachings" of racist preacher John Weaver, according to a new exposé published by The Guardian. The revelations come just weeks after the W…

James Risen (2019-08-17). To Fight White Supremacist Violence, Let's Not Repeat the Mistakes of the War on Terror. theintercept.com National security experts are calling for a war on terror akin to the fight against Al Qaeda and ISIS. But that campaign has been a disaster.

Staff (2019-08-17). Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender. truthout.org | | In an escalation of the Trump administration's attacks on the LGBTQ community, the Justice Department Friday night filed a brief urging the right-wing Supreme Court to legalize the firing of workers solely for being transgender. | Buzzfeed described the Justice Department's move, which was widely condemned by rights groups, as one of the Trump administration's "most aggressive steps yet to legalize an…

Richard Kossaly (2019-08-17). Why racism breeds resistance. workers.org Based on a talk titled "White supremacy over the White House: Why racism breeds resistance" by Richard Kossally at a Workers World Party Aug. 1 forum in New York City. Donald Trump has been at it hard this past week or so. He has always been a horrible human being. . . . | Continue reading Why racism breeds resistance at Workers.org

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-17). 'Outrageous': Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender. commondreams.org "The equality principle is so simple and obvious; it's a disgrace the government is affirmatively arguing for a narrow, pro-discrimination interpretation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1058060204_0.png

Paul Street (2019-08-16). Uncle Sam was Born Lethal. counterpunch.org One of the occupational and intellectual hazards of being a historian is that current events often seem far less new to oneself than they do to others. Recently a leftish liberal friend told me that the United States under the Donald Trump had "become a lethal society." My friend cited the neofascist Trump's: horrible family separations and concentration camps on the border; openly white-nationalist assaults on four progressive nonwhite and female Congresswomen; real and threatened roundups of undocumented immigrants; fascist-style and hate-filled "Make America Great Again" rallies; encouragement of white suprema…

John McDevitt (2019-08-16). Trump uses Medicaid as weapon against disabled immigrants. liberationnews.org The administration's contempt for disabled people is only matched by its virulent racism and anti-immigrant bigotry.

Vijay Prashad (2019-08-16). History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags. mronline.org The main conflict here — since the 1940s — has been between India and Pakistan. Disagreements are deeply rooted in the political culture of each country. The rise of the far right in India has only inflamed the conflict further. | Source

Nick Pemberton (2019-08-16). Is White Supremacism a Mental Illness? counterpunch.org "The most noxious element of neoliberalism is the reduction of all social issues to personal responsibility." —Henry A. Giroux "Violence is one of the most fun things to watch." — Quentin Tarantino Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It's not because there's a shortage of kitchen More

Hatewatch Staff (2019-08-16). Marjorie Taylor Greene: How an Outspoken MAGA Fan Built a Following in a World of Extremists. splcenter.org Originally a MAGA supporter but now an emerging MAGA star, Marjorie Taylor Greene has deftly leveraged social media and confrontations in public to increase her visibility. Now she's entering politics as a GOP candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

Staff (2019-08-16). The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres. democracynow.org Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving forces behind this land theft were legal and originated in federal policies, as documented by Vann Newkirk, staff writer at Th…

susan_p (2019-08-16). White terrorism in the US — through the lens of Dayton, Ohio. greenleft.org.au mass shootings Jonathan LockhartIssue 1233 United States Ku Klux Klan White Supremacy gun violenceI was born and raised i…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-08-16). Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common. counterpunch.org Writing under the title of "If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim", Moustafa Bayoumi stated the obvious. "If the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim," Bayoumi wrote in the British Guardian newspaper on August 6, US President Donald Trump "would be lobbing accusations such as 'Islam hates us' in the direction of Muslims More

susan_p (2019-08-16). Bulgaria: Jock Palfreeman denied parole. greenleft.org.au Andy FlemingIssue 1233 Bulgaria Jock Palfreeman Bulgarian Prisoners Rehabilitation Association (BPRA)Anti-fascist activist Jock Palfreeman was denied parole on July 17 on his 20-year prison sentence for murder in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Al Neal (2019-08-15). Talks break down between Women's Soccer and Federation over pay equity. peoplesworld.org After three days, mediated talks between World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation, aimed at settling their equal pay dispute, came to a crashing end. The USWNT's gender discrimination and equal pay lawsuit will now likely head to jury trial following the breakdown in New York. "We entered this …

Janine Jackson (2019-08-15). 'Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia' – CounterSpin interview with Ruha Benjamin on racism and technology. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Ruha Benjamin about racism and technology for the August 9, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

ACLU (2019-08-15). The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person. aclu.org How our workplaces and healthcare system create barriers to breastfeeding. | The fight to protect individual choices about reproductive care, including breastfeeding, is an ongoing battle. The central lesson of the reproductive justice movement is that choice means little without access. That lesson applies equally to breastfeeding. | Though laws, in the workplace and other contexts, are in place to protect the right to breastfeed, many low-income women and w…

splcenter (2019-08-15). SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs. splcenter.org A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.

Elie Mystal (2019-08-15). Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans. thenation.com Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans…

susan_p (2019-08-15). Letter from the US: White supremacist terror unleashed. greenleft.org.au Barry SheppardIssue 1233 United States US mass shootings gun control White Supremacy Donald Trump's racismThree…

Fight Back (2019-08-14). Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-08-14). Brother Says He Reported White Nationalist State Department Official to the FBI. splcenter.org The brother of white nationalist U.S. State Department Official Matthew Q. Gebert reported him to the FBI in July over concerns about his radicalization, he told Hatewatch.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-14). Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity. venezuelanalysis.com The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.

Timothy Malone (2019-08-14). Fetishisizing White Supremacy. dissidentvoice.org "White Supremacy" has captured the nation's attention. On August 3, a white supremacist mass shooter left 22 dead in El Paso. On Wednesday August 7, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker made speeches referencing White Supremacy. That same day, Fox host Tucker Carlson announced he is 'going on vacation,' after claiming that White Supremacy …

Staff (2019-08-14). "River of Fire": In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions. democracynow.org The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in December. The federal government has executed just three people since 1963 — the last being in 2003. The death penalty is widely condemned by national governments, international bodies and human rights groups across the world. Experts say capital punishment does not help deter homicides and that errors and racism in the…

patrick (2019-08-14). BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide. bdsmovement.net BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

splcenter (2019-08-13). SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants. splcenter.org The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.

Bill Blum (2019-08-13). Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression. progressive.org Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

2019-08-19: Social Media Postees

Why Corporate Media Doesn't Talk Honestly About Racism
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-19
Media conversations about racism are rarely accurate, let alone honest, facilitating the status quo and hindering systemic change. A discussion between Dylan Rodriguez, Eddie Conway, and Jaqueline Luqman…
therealnews.com/stories/why-corporate-media-doesnt-talk-honestly-about-racism

White Terror: Toni Morrison on the Construct of Racism
Ipek S. Burnett | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-19
"To lose one's racial-ized rank is to lose one's own valued and enshrined difference," writes Toni Morrison in The Origin of Others. In a 2016 post-election essay entitled "Mourning for Whiteness," this sense of loss and the ensuing disorientation become Morrison's focus. In today's America as "people of color" are increasingly occupying everywhere including the Senate,…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/19/white-terror-toni-morrison-on-the-construct-of-racism/

The Proud Boys Take Over the Streets of Portland, Oregon
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-19
Antifa marches at Trump's inauguration and the condemnation is almost universal, including from some on the political Left. No one is harmed, but initially charges are brought against Antifa. The Proud Boys, a neo-fascist, far-right group march in Portland, Oregon (an "unpermitted" march), although they have committed acts of violence, and they are allowed a presence on the streets. Now, just…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/19/the-proud-boys-take-over-the-streets-of-portland-oregon/

Trump: Racist and misogynist, but fascist? The danger of crying "wolf"
Bob Price | indybay.org | 2019-08-19
New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825504.php

Guardian columnist Owen Jones attacked by fascist thugs in London
wsws.org | 2019-08-19
The attack is the latest on prominent left-wing figures and political organisations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/19/jone-a19.html

Saints, Sinners and Hypocrites
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-19
In today's climate of increasing Neo Nazi thought and behavior in Europe and here at home, a must see film is director Marc Rotthemund's Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005). | Sophie Scholl was a member of the White Rose, …
globalresearch.ca/saints-sinners-and-hypocrites/5686669

Black August Forum: Down with the Racist Prison System!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-08-19
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825505.php

Supreme Nihilism: the El Paso Shooter's Manifesto
John O'Kane | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-19
Mick Mulvaney staunchly defended President Trump after the shootings in Ohio and Texas, claiming he was horrified by the actions but had said nothing that could be construed as provoking them. Trump did come out strongly two days later against hate groups and "white supremacy," a little late for many who contend these shootings demonstrate his inflammatory rhetoric was at least partially to blame for the incidents. Hopefully this will be a real change from his irresponsibly-quick tweets that often lead to reversals and clumsy apologies for misguided claims and send many of his supporters ducking for cover; or his…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/19/supreme-nihilism-the-el-paso-shooters-manifesto/

Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-18
| As a media critic in the 1990s, you could reliably expect every talk about the censorious effects of elite media's corporate and state fealty to be met with the question, "But what about the internet?" | There was an earnest desire to see the power inequities reflected in corporate media–the racism, sexism, class and other biases–designed out of existence by some new delivery mechanism. You could say the same desires, denials, conflicts and questions are writ large in US society's engagement with…
truthout.org/audio/black-communities-are-already-living-in-a-tech-dystopia/

'Racism Witch Hunt!' Trump rips into NYT leak scandal, calling it 'evil propaganda machine'
rt.com | 2019-08-18
US president Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on the "failing New York Times" on Sunday, accusing the paper of engaging in a "Racism Witch Hunt" following leaked comments from the news outlet's executive editor. | "The failing New York Times, in one of the most devastating portrayals of bad journalism in history, got caught by a leaker that they are shifting from the Phony Russian Collusion Narrative (the Mueller Report & his testimony were a total disaster), to a Racism Witch Hunt," the president said on Twitter. |…
rt.com/usa/466771-trump-new-york-times-leak/

Women in India Are Defending Democracy in Face of Rising Hindu Nationalism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-18
| With fascism on the rise, Indian women are organizing to foster communal harmony and safeguard constitutional rights.
truthout.org/articles/women-in-india-lead-struggle-for-democracy-in-face-of-rising-hindu-nationalism/

Sanders' Criminal Justice Plan Would Radically Cut Prison Population
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-18
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat people of color, addicts or the mentally ill. | "We have a system that imprisons and destroys the lives of millions of people," Sanders told The Associated Press before the planned released of his proposal Sunday. "It's racist in disproportionately affecting the African American and Latino communities, and it's a system t…
truthdig.com/articles/sanders-criminal-justice-plan-would-radically-cut-prison-population/

13 arrested, 6 injured after Portland protests descend into violence
rt.com | 2019-08-18
Police have arrested 13 people on a range of charges, including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and unlawful use of a weapon, after right-wing demonstrators squared off with Antifa counter-protesters in Portland, Oregon. | Speaking at a press conference in the wake of the protests in Portland, which were marred by sporadic incidents of violence, city mayor Ted Wheeler hailed police for doing "an exemplary job of de-escalating the situation." He described the demonstration as a "largely peaceful event" despite the emergence of multiple videos documenting attacks mostly by Antifa on right-wing demonstrators…
rt.com/usa/466740-portland-arrests-violence-right/

'Their Racist, Anti-Immigration Crusade Knows No Bounds': Trump White House Tried to Stop Immigrant Kids From Attending Public Schools
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-18
"America's teachers and school staff will not stand for this. If they try to block students from attending our schools they will hear from us. Immigrants are welcome here." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/donald_trump_stephen_miller.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/18/their-racist-anti-immigration-crusade-knows-no-bounds-trump-white-house-tried-stop?cd-origin=rss

If Elected in 2020, Sanders Vows to 'Go to War With White Nationalism and Racism in Every Aspect of Our Lives'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-18
"Too many people have fought over the years, too many people have died against racism to allow it to resurface and flourish in America." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_3.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/18/if-elected-2020-sanders-vows-go-war-white-nationalism-and-racism-every-aspect-our?cd-origin=rss

113 MPs accuse Johnson of "fascism" and demand the recall of Parliament
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2019-08-18
In a two page letter to UK prime minister Boris Johnson, 113 MPs from across the parties have accused him of deploying the language of "fascism". Their prime concern was the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. They demand the recall of parliament. This follows speculation, reported by The Canary, that the Johnson-led government could crash out of the EU before parliament returns from the summer recess.The letter: On the first page of t…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/08/18/113-mps-accuse-johnson-of-fascism-and-demand-the-recall-of-parliament/

The great land robbery: How federal policies dispossessed black Americans of millions of acres
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-17
This mass land dispossession is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States.
nationofchange.org/2019/08/17/the-great-land-robbery-how-federal-policies-dispossessed-black-americans-of-millions-of-acres/

Why racism breeds resistance
Richard Kossaly | workers.org | 2019-08-17
Based on a talk titled "White supremacy over the White House: Why racism breeds resistance" by Richard Kossally at a Workers World Party Aug. 1 forum in New York City. Donald Trump has been at it hard this past week or so. He has always been a horrible human being. . . . | Continue reading Why racism breeds resistance at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/17/why-racism-breeds-resistance/

VIDEOS show Antifa attacking bus, cornering right-wing protesters as Portland rally turns violent
rt.com | 2019-08-17
Footage has emerged of several violent attacks by Antifa on right-wing demonstrators in Portland, Oregon. The clashes come as President Donald Trump threatened to designate the left-wing movement as an "organization of terror." | Scuffles broke out in Portland after left-wing counter-protesters gathered in large numbers on Saturday for a rally of the right-wing Proud Boys, which Antifa consider neo-fascists. | üö® BREAKING üö® Antifa has major CLASH with Proud Boys on Portland bridge in traffic | A serious assault took place on PB's after they busted the door of the…
rt.com/usa/466737-portland-clashes-proud-boys-antifa/

SPLC Responds to FRC and ADF's Attack Op-Ed
splcenter.org | 2019-08-17
On August 17, 2019, a former Family Research Council (FRC) staff member, who currently works at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) — two organizations designated as hate groups by the SPLC — attacked the SPLC in a USA Today OpEd for its hate group designations.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/17/splc-responds-frc-and-adfs-attack-op-ed

Weekend Read: Slavery shaped America's pathology on race and whiteness
splcenter.org | 2019-08-17
Four hundred years ago this month, the White Lion, a warship commanded by English privateers, docked at Point Comfort in the colony of Virginia.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/17/weekend-read-slavery-shaped-americas-pathology-race-and-whiteness

ALEC fails to denounce dangerous and racist views of its leaders and members
Scott Zimmerman | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-17
It has been a banner week for extremist politicians linked to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). | ALEC's Washington State Chair, Rep. Matt Shea, promoted and maintained close ties to an extremist group training children and young men for battle in a "Biblical warfare" while schooling them in the "biblical teachings" of racist preacher John Weaver, according to a new exposé published by The Guardian. The revelations come just weeks after the W…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/17/alec-fails-to-denounce-dangerous-and-racist-views-of-its-leaders-and-members/

After 10 years, federal executions set to resume
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-08-17
Attorney General William Barr is moving the United States backward. He is taking hard-fought civil rights gains to the dumpster. Just like President Donald Trump, he has nothing but racist contempt for people caught up in the so-called criminal justice system. Barr suddenly announced in a Department of Justice press . . . | Continue reading After 10 years, federal executions set to resume at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/17/after-10-years-federal-executions-set-to-resume/

'Outrageous': Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-17
"The equality principle is so simple and obvious; it's a disgrace the government is affirmatively arguing for a narrow, pro-discrimination interpretation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1058060204_0.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/17/outrageous-trump-doj-urges-supreme-court-legalize-firing-workers-being-transgender?cd-origin=rss

To Fight White Supremacist Violence, Let's Not Repeat the Mistakes of the War on Terror
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-08-17
National security experts are calling for a war on terror akin to the fight against Al Qaeda and ISIS. But that campaign has been a disaster.
theintercept.com/2019/08/17/domestic-terrorism-war-on-terror/

Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-17
| In an escalation of the Trump administration's attacks on the LGBTQ community, the Justice Department Friday night filed a brief urging the right-wing Supreme Court to legalize the firing of workers solely for being transgender. | Buzzfeed described the Justice Department's move, which was widely condemned by rights groups, as one of the Trump administration's "most aggressive steps yet to legalize an…
truthout.org/articles/trump-doj-urges-supreme-court-to-legalize-firing-workers-for-being-transgender/

Uncle Sam was Born Lethal
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-16
One of the occupational and intellectual hazards of being a historian is that current events often seem far less new to oneself than they do to others. Recently a leftish liberal friend told me that the United States under the Donald Trump had "become a lethal society." My friend cited the neofascist Trump's: horrible family separations and concentration camps on the border; openly white-nationalist assaults on four progressive nonwhite and female Congresswomen; real and threatened roundups of undocumented immigrants; fascist-style and hate-filled "Make America Great Again" rallies; encouragement of white suprema…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/16/uncle-sam-was-born-lethal/

Trump uses Medicaid as weapon against disabled immigrants
John McDevitt | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-16
The administration's contempt for disabled people is only matched by its virulent racism and anti-immigrant bigotry.
liberationnews.org/trump-uses-medicaid-as-weapon-against-disabled-immigrants/

History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-08-16
The main conflict here — since the 1940s — has been between India and Pakistan. Disagreements are deeply rooted in the political culture of each country. The rise of the far right in India has only inflamed the conflict further. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/16/history-often-proceeds-by-jumps-and-zig-zags/

Marjorie Taylor Greene: How an Outspoken MAGA Fan Built a Following in a World of Extremists
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-08-16
Originally a MAGA supporter but now an emerging MAGA star, Marjorie Taylor Greene has deftly leveraged social media and confrontations in public to increase her visibility. Now she's entering politics as a GOP candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/16/marjorie-taylor-greene-how-outspoken-maga-fan-built-following-world-extremists

Is White Supremacism a Mental Illness?
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-16
"The most noxious element of neoliberalism is the reduction of all social issues to personal responsibility." –Henry A. Giroux "Violence is one of the most fun things to watch." — Quentin Tarantino Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It's not because there's a shortage of kitchen…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/16/is-white-supremacism-a-mental-illness/

The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-16
Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving forces behind this land theft were legal and originated in federal policies, as documented by Vann Newkirk, staff writer at Th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/16/vann_newkirk_great_land_robbery

Bulgaria: Jock Palfreeman denied parole
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-16
Andy FlemingIssue 1233 Bulgaria Jock Palfreeman Bulgarian Prisoners Rehabilitation Association (BPRA)Anti-fascist activist Jock Palfreeman was denied parole on July 17 on his 20-year prison sentence for murder in Sofia, Bulgaria.
greenleft.org.au/content/bulgaria-jock-palfreeman-denied-parole

White terrorism in the US — through the lens of Dayton, Ohio
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-16
mass shootings Jonathan LockhartIssue 1233 United States Ku Klux Klan White Supremacy gun violenceI was born and raised i…
greenleft.org.au/content/white-terrorism-us-through-lens-dayton-ohio

'Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia' – CounterSpin interview with Ruha Benjamin on racism and technology
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-08-15
Janine Jackson interviewed Ruha Benjamin about racism and technology for the August 9, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/black-communities-are-already-living-in-a-tech-dystopia/

Talks break down between Women's Soccer and Federation over pay equity
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-15
After three days, mediated talks between World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation, aimed at settling their equal pay dispute, came to a crashing end. The USWNT's gender discrimination and equal pay lawsuit will now likely head to jury trial following the breakdown in New York. "We entered this …
peoplesworld.org/article/talks-break-down-between-womens-soccer-and-federation-over-pay-equity/

The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person
aclu.org | 2019-08-15
How our workplaces and healthcare system create barriers to breastfeeding. | The fight to protect individual choices about reproductive care, including breastfeeding, is an ongoing battle. The central lesson of the reproductive justice movement is that choice means little without access. That lesson applies equally to breastfeeding. | Though laws, in the workplace and other contexts, are in place to protect the right to breastfeed, many low-income women and w…
aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/pregnancy-and-parenting-discrimination/challenges-breastfeeding-black-person

SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs
splcenter.org | 2019-08-15
A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/15/splc-publishes-opportunity-costs-unequal-justice-alabamas-community-corrections-programs

Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist–and Not that Different From Other Republicans
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-08-15
Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist–and Not that Different From Other Republicans…
thenation.com/article/steve-king-republican-abortion/

Letter from the US: White supremacist terror unleashed
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-15
Barry SheppardIssue 1233 United States US mass shootings gun control White Supremacy Donald Trump's racismThree…
greenleft.org.au/content/letter-us-white-supremacist-terror-unleashed

BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-14
BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-condemns-antisemitic-fascist-forces-germany-and-worldwide

Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-14
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/14/philippines-proposal-revive-anti-subversion-law

Brother Says He Reported White Nationalist State Department Official to the FBI
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-08-14
The brother of white nationalist U.S. State Department Official Matthew Q. Gebert reported him to the FBI in July over concerns about his radicalization, he told Hatewatch.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/14/brother-says-he-reported-white-nationalist-state-department-official-fbi

Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-14
The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14628

Fetishisizing White Supremacy
Timothy Malone | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-14
"White Supremacy" has captured the nation's attention. On August 3, a white supremacist mass shooter left 22 dead in El Paso. On Wednesday August 7, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker made speeches referencing White Supremacy. That same day, Fox host Tucker Carlson announced he is 'going on vacation,' after claiming that White Supremacy …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/fetishisizing-white-supremacy/

"River of Fire": In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-14
The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in December. The federal government has executed just three people since 1963 — the last being in 2003. The death penalty is widely condemned by national governments, international bodies and human rights groups across the world. Experts say capital punishment does not help deter homicides and that errors and racism in the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/14/sister_helen_prejean_federal_death_penalty

SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants
splcenter.org | 2019-08-13
The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/13/splc-joins-brief-opposing-kansas-law-targeting-immigrants

BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-13
BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-movement-condemns-us-congress-anti-bds-resolution

Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression
Bill Blum | progressive.org | 2019-08-13
Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
progressive.org/dispatches/unequal-justice-john-roberts-dark-legacy-of-voter-suppression-blum-190812/

Ibram X. Kendi: IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tests, which are denying access to some of the best schools in New York City to black and Latino kids."
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_intelligence_tests_education

2019-08-18: News Headlines

Staff (2019-08-18). Sanders' Criminal Justice Plan Would Radically Cut Prison Population. truthdig.com COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat people of color, addicts or the mentally ill. | "We have a system that imprisons and destroys the lives of millions of people," Sanders told The Associated Press before the planned released of his proposal Sunday. "It's racist in disproportionately affecting the African American and Latino communities, and it's a system t…

RT (2019-08-18). 13 arrested, 6 injured after Portland protests descend into violence. rt.com Police have arrested 13 people on a range of charges, including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and unlawful use of a weapon, after right-wing demonstrators squared off with Antifa counter-protesters in Portland, Oregon.

Staff (2019-08-18). Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia. truthout.org | | As a media critic in the 1990s, you could reliably expect every talk about the censorious effects of elite media's corporate and state fealty to be met with the question, "But what about the internet?" | There was an earnest desire to see the power inequities reflected in corporate media—the racism, sexism, class and other biases—designed out of existence by some new delivery mechanism. You could say the same desires, denials, conflicts and questions are writ large in US society's engagement with…

Staff (2019-08-18). Women in India Are Defending Democracy in Face of Rising Hindu Nationalism. truthout.org | With fascism on the rise, Indian women are organizing to foster communal harmony and safeguard constitutional rights.

Bob Price (2019-08-18). Trump: Racist and misogynist, but fascist? The danger of crying "wolf" indybay.org New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street, San Francisco…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-08-18). Black August Forum: Down with the Racist Prison System! indybay.org 2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-18). 'Their Racist, Anti-Immigration Crusade Knows No Bounds': Trump White House Tried to Stop Immigrant Kids From Attending Public Schools. commondreams.org "America's teachers and school staff will not stand for this. If they try to block students from attending our schools they will hear from us. Immigrants are welcome here." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/donald_trump_stephen_miller.png

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-18). If Elected in 2020, Sanders Vows to 'Go to War With White Nationalism and Racism in Every Aspect of Our Lives'. commondreams.org "Too many people have fought over the years, too many people have died against racism to allow it to resurface and flourish in America." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_3.png

Gloria Rubac (2019-08-17). After 10 years, federal executions set to resume. workers.org Attorney General William Barr is moving the United States backward. He is taking hard-fought civil rights gains to the dumpster. Just like President Donald Trump, he has nothing but racist contempt for people caught up in the so-called criminal justice system. Barr suddenly announced in a Department of Justice press . . . | Continue reading After 10 years, federal executions set to resume at Workers.org

RT (2019-08-17). VIDEOS show Antifa attacking bus, cornering right-wing protesters as Portland rally turns violent. rt.com Footage has emerged of several violent attacks by Antifa on right-wing demonstrators in Portland, Oregon. The clashes come as President Donald Trump threatened to designate the left-wing movement as an "organization of terror."

RT (2019-08-17). Antifa may be branded 'organization of terror,' Trump warns, ahead of Portland right-left showdown. rt.com Portland, Oregon, is bracing itself for a major right-wing rally — an event previously marred by clashes with anti-fascists. Warning any would-be violent counter-protesters, Donald Trump said events will be "watched very closely."

Amy Goodman (2019-08-17). The great land robbery: How federal policies dispossessed black Americans of millions of acres. nationofchange.org This mass land dispossession is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States.

Scott Zimmerman (2019-08-17). ALEC fails to denounce dangerous and racist views of its leaders and members. nationofchange.org It has been a banner week for extremist politicians linked to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). | ALEC's Washington State Chair, Rep. Matt Shea, promoted and maintained close ties to an extremist group training children and young men for battle in a "Biblical warfare" while schooling them in the "biblical teachings" of racist preacher John Weaver, according to a new exposé published by The Guardian. The revelations come just weeks after the W…

splcenter (2019-08-17). Weekend Read: Slavery shaped America's pathology on race and whiteness. splcenter.org Four hundred years ago this month, the White Lion, a warship commanded by English privateers, docked at Point Comfort in the colony of Virginia.

splcenter (2019-08-17). SPLC Responds to FRC and ADF's Attack Op-Ed. splcenter.org On August 17, 2019, a former Family Research Council (FRC) staff member, who currently works at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) — two organizations designated as hate groups by the SPLC — attacked the SPLC in a USA Today OpEd for its hate group designations.

Staff (2019-08-17). At Least 13 People Arrested at Portland, Oregon, Protests. truthdig.com Police seize items like bear spray and metal poles as a gathering by Proud Boys and other militia groups is challenged by anti-fascists.

Staff (2019-08-17). Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender. truthout.org | | In an escalation of the Trump administration's attacks on the LGBTQ community, the Justice Department Friday night filed a brief urging the right-wing Supreme Court to legalize the firing of workers solely for being transgender. | Buzzfeed described the Justice Department's move, which was widely condemned by rights groups, as one of the Trump administration's "most aggressive steps yet to legalize an…

James Risen (2019-08-17). To Fight White Supremacist Violence, Let's Not Repeat the Mistakes of the War on Terror. theintercept.com National security experts are calling for a war on terror akin to the fight against Al Qaeda and ISIS. But that campaign has been a disaster.

Richard Kossaly (2019-08-17). Why racism breeds resistance. workers.org Based on a talk titled "White supremacy over the White House: Why racism breeds resistance" by Richard Kossally at a Workers World Party Aug. 1 forum in New York City. Donald Trump has been at it hard this past week or so. He has always been a horrible human being. . . . | Continue reading Why racism breeds resistance at Workers.org

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-17). 'Outrageous': Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender. commondreams.org "The equality principle is so simple and obvious; it's a disgrace the government is affirmatively arguing for a narrow, pro-discrimination interpretation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1058060204_0.png

John McDevitt (2019-08-16). Trump uses Medicaid as weapon against disabled immigrants. liberationnews.org The administration's contempt for disabled people is only matched by its virulent racism and anti-immigrant bigotry.

Vijay Prashad (2019-08-16). History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags. mronline.org The main conflict here — since the 1940s — has been between India and Pakistan. Disagreements are deeply rooted in the political culture of each country. The rise of the far right in India has only inflamed the conflict further. | Source

Nick Pemberton (2019-08-16). Is White Supremacism a Mental Illness? counterpunch.org "The most noxious element of neoliberalism is the reduction of all social issues to personal responsibility." —Henry A. Giroux "Violence is one of the most fun things to watch." — Quentin Tarantino Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It's not because there's a shortage of kitchen More

Paul Street (2019-08-16). Uncle Sam was Born Lethal. counterpunch.org One of the occupational and intellectual hazards of being a historian is that current events often seem far less new to oneself than they do to others. Recently a leftish liberal friend told me that the United States under the Donald Trump had "become a lethal society." My friend cited the neofascist Trump's: horrible family separations and concentration camps on the border; openly white-nationalist assaults on four progressive nonwhite and female Congresswomen; real and threatened roundups of undocumented immigrants; fascist-style and hate-filled "Make America Great Again" rallies; encouragement of white suprema…

Staff (2019-08-16). To Defeat Fascism, We Must Dismantle Capitalism. truthdig.com "The Terror of the Unforeseen" | A book by Henry A. Giroux | Henry A. Giroux's book "The Terror of the Unforeseen" analyzes the conditions that have enabled and led to Donald Trump's rule and the consequences of that rule, which have ushered in an authoritarian version of capitalism. Giroux provides a realistic analysis that holds out the hope that, through collective efforts, change is possible and democracy can be saved. | There is an intellectual debate on whether or not the power wielded by the likes of Trump, Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen, Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini, Geert Wilders, Heinz-Christian Strache, o…

Susan Miller (2019-08-16). That Debacle at the Border is Genocide. counterpunch.org Prepared text for at talk at Cornbread and Beans, Norman, Oklahoma. (August 9, 2019.) I'm grateful for the invitation to speak to you. I'm a Democrat and the child of Democrats, and lately, I'd vote for the yellow dog. I believe that what I'm going to talk about today is central to our mission and values More

Hatewatch Staff (2019-08-16). Marjorie Taylor Greene: How an Outspoken MAGA Fan Built a Following in a World of Extremists. splcenter.org Originally a MAGA supporter but now an emerging MAGA star, Marjorie Taylor Greene has deftly leveraged social media and confrontations in public to increase her visibility. Now she's entering politics as a GOP candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

Staff (2019-08-16). The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres. democracynow.org Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving forces behind this land theft were legal and originated in federal policies, as documented by Vann Newkirk, staff writer at Th…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-08-16). In Face of Violence, Racist Rhetoric, and Mass ICE Raids, Latinx Community Leaders Publish Letter Declaring, 'We Will Not Be Silenced'. commondreams.org Banding together after a number of attacks on immigrants and Latinx people in the U.S., more than 200 Latinx entertainers, artists, and rights advocates published a letter in several major newspapers on Friday, pledging solidarity with people of Latin American descent across the United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-10574137901.jpg

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-08-16). As New Studies Shed Light on Struggles of Trans People in US, Expert Highlights Trump's Attacks. commondreams.org As a pair of studies published this week detailed some of the struggles faced by many transgender people in the United States, researchers reiterated the necessity of inclusive policies and highlighted the Trump administration's various attacks on LGBTQ rights. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trans_supreme_court_0.jpg

susan_p (2019-08-16). White terrorism in the US — through the lens of Dayton, Ohio. greenleft.org.au mass shootings Jonathan LockhartIssue 1233 United States Ku Klux Klan White Supremacy gun violenceI was born and raised i…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-08-16). Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common. counterpunch.org Writing under the title of "If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim", Moustafa Bayoumi stated the obvious. "If the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim," Bayoumi wrote in the British Guardian newspaper on August 6, US President Donald Trump "would be lobbing accusations such as 'Islam hates us' in the direction of Muslims More

susan_p (2019-08-16). Bulgaria: Jock Palfreeman denied parole. greenleft.org.au Andy FlemingIssue 1233 Bulgaria Jock Palfreeman Bulgarian Prisoners Rehabilitation Association (BPRA)Anti-fascist activist Jock Palfreeman was denied parole on July 17 on his 20-year prison sentence for murder in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Al Neal (2019-08-15). Talks break down between Women's Soccer and Federation over pay equity. peoplesworld.org After three days, mediated talks between World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation, aimed at settling their equal pay dispute, came to a crashing end. The USWNT's gender discrimination and equal pay lawsuit will now likely head to jury trial following the breakdown in New York. "We entered this …

ACLU (2019-08-15). The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person. aclu.org How our workplaces and healthcare system create barriers to breastfeeding. | The fight to protect individual choices about reproductive care, including breastfeeding, is an ongoing battle. The central lesson of the reproductive justice movement is that choice means little without access. That lesson applies equally to breastfeeding. | Though laws, in the workplace and other contexts, are in place to protect the right to breastfeed, many low-income women and w…

Elie Mystal (2019-08-15). Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans. thenation.com Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans…

splcenter (2019-08-15). SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs. splcenter.org A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.

susan_p (2019-08-15). Letter from the US: White supremacist terror unleashed. greenleft.org.au Barry SheppardIssue 1233 United States US mass shootings gun control White Supremacy Donald Trump's racismThree…

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-08-14). Brother Says He Reported White Nationalist State Department Official to the FBI. splcenter.org The brother of white nationalist U.S. State Department Official Matthew Q. Gebert reported him to the FBI in July over concerns about his radicalization, he told Hatewatch.

Timothy Malone (2019-08-14). Fetishisizing White Supremacy. dissidentvoice.org "White Supremacy" has captured the nation's attention. On August 3, a white supremacist mass shooter left 22 dead in El Paso. On Wednesday August 7, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker made speeches referencing White Supremacy. That same day, Fox host Tucker Carlson announced he is 'going on vacation,' after claiming that White Supremacy …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-14). Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity. venezuelanalysis.com The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.

Fight Back (2019-08-14). Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…

Fight Back (2019-08-14). Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…

Staff (2019-08-14). "River of Fire": In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions. democracynow.org The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in December. The federal government has executed just three people since 1963 — the last being in 2003. The death penalty is widely condemned by national governments, international bodies and human rights groups across the world. Experts say capital punishment does not help deter homicides and that errors and racism in the…

patrick (2019-08-14). BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide. bdsmovement.net BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Gary Leupp (2019-08-13). MSNBC and the Next Election: Racism is the Issue. dissidentvoice.org After Donald Trump unexpectedly won the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media they shape sought to explain the disaster as a result of Russian meddling. Such meddling, which had been alleged for months, was documented in an (unconvincing) intelligence report prepared by the lame-duck Obama administration, made public Jan. 6, 2017; Congress followed …

splcenter (2019-08-13). SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants. splcenter.org The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.

Bill Blum (2019-08-13). Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression. progressive.org Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Staff (2019-08-13). How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi on Why We Need to Fight Racism the Way We Fight Cancer. democracynow.org In his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist," professor Ibram X. Kendi urges readers to break out of the false framework of "racist" and "not racist," instead laying out what it means to be antiracist: viewing racial groups as equals and pushing for policies that create racial equity. Kendi says, "We can't just talk about racism as an original sin. We have to talk about racism as the original cancer, as this original disease that has been killing America."

Staff (2019-08-13). Ibram X. Kendi: IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism. democracynow.org Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tests, which are denying access to some of the best schools in New York City to black and Latino kids."

2019-08-18: Social Media Postees

Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-18
| As a media critic in the 1990s, you could reliably expect every talk about the censorious effects of elite media's corporate and state fealty to be met with the question, "But what about the internet?" | There was an earnest desire to see the power inequities reflected in corporate media–the racism, sexism, class and other biases–designed out of existence by some new delivery mechanism. You could say the same desires, denials, conflicts and questions are writ large in US society's engagement with…
truthout.org/audio/black-communities-are-already-living-in-a-tech-dystopia/

Women in India Are Defending Democracy in Face of Rising Hindu Nationalism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-18
| With fascism on the rise, Indian women are organizing to foster communal harmony and safeguard constitutional rights.
truthout.org/articles/women-in-india-lead-struggle-for-democracy-in-face-of-rising-hindu-nationalism/

Sanders' Criminal Justice Plan Would Radically Cut Prison Population
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-18
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat people of color, addicts or the mentally ill. | "We have a system that imprisons and destroys the lives of millions of people," Sanders told The Associated Press before the planned released of his proposal Sunday. "It's racist in disproportionately affecting the African American and Latino communities, and it's a system t…
truthdig.com/articles/sanders-criminal-justice-plan-would-radically-cut-prison-population/

Trump: Racist and misogynist, but fascist? The danger of crying "wolf"
Bob Price | indybay.org | 2019-08-18
New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825504.php

Black August Forum: Down with the Racist Prison System!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-08-18
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825505.php

13 arrested, 6 injured after Portland protests descend into violence
rt.com | 2019-08-18
Police have arrested 13 people on a range of charges, including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and unlawful use of a weapon, after right-wing demonstrators squared off with Antifa counter-protesters in Portland, Oregon. | …
rt.com/usa/466740-portland-arrests-violence-right/

'Their Racist, Anti-Immigration Crusade Knows No Bounds': Trump White House Tried to Stop Immigrant Kids From Attending Public Schools
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-18
"America's teachers and school staff will not stand for this. If they try to block students from attending our schools they will hear from us. Immigrants are welcome here." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/donald_trump_stephen_miller.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/18/their-racist-anti-immigration-crusade-knows-no-bounds-trump-white-house-tried-stop?cd-origin=rss

If Elected in 2020, Sanders Vows to 'Go to War With White Nationalism and Racism in Every Aspect of Our Lives'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-18
"Too many people have fought over the years, too many people have died against racism to allow it to resurface and flourish in America." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_3.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/18/if-elected-2020-sanders-vows-go-war-white-nationalism-and-racism-every-aspect-our?cd-origin=rss

The great land robbery: How federal policies dispossessed black Americans of millions of acres
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-17
This mass land dispossession is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States.
nationofchange.org/2019/08/17/the-great-land-robbery-how-federal-policies-dispossessed-black-americans-of-millions-of-acres/

Why racism breeds resistance
Richard Kossaly | workers.org | 2019-08-17
Based on a talk titled "White supremacy over the White House: Why racism breeds resistance" by Richard Kossally at a Workers World Party Aug. 1 forum in New York City. Donald Trump has been at it hard this past week or so. He has always been a horrible human being. . . . | Continue reading Why racism breeds resistance at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/17/why-racism-breeds-resistance/

After 10 years, federal executions set to resume
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-08-17
Attorney General William Barr is moving the United States backward. He is taking hard-fought civil rights gains to the dumpster. Just like President Donald Trump, he has nothing but racist contempt for people caught up in the so-called criminal justice system. Barr suddenly announced in a Department of Justice press . . . | Continue reading After 10 years, federal executions set to resume at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/17/after-10-years-federal-executions-set-to-resume/

ALEC fails to denounce dangerous and racist views of its leaders and members
Scott Zimmerman | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-17
It has been a banner week for extremist politicians linked to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). | ALEC's Washington State Chair, Rep. Matt Shea, promoted and maintained close ties to an extremist group training children and young men for battle in a "Biblical warfare" while schooling them in the "biblical teachings" of racist preacher John Weaver, according to a new exposé published by The Guardian. The revelations come just weeks after the W…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/17/alec-fails-to-denounce-dangerous-and-racist-views-of-its-leaders-and-members/

Weekend Read: Slavery shaped America's pathology on race and whiteness
splcenter.org | 2019-08-17
Four hundred years ago this month, the White Lion, a warship commanded by English privateers, docked at Point Comfort in the colony of Virginia.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/17/weekend-read-slavery-shaped-americas-pathology-race-and-whiteness

SPLC Responds to FRC and ADF's Attack Op-Ed
splcenter.org | 2019-08-17
On August 17, 2019, a former Family Research Council (FRC) staff member, who currently works at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) — two organizations designated as hate groups by the SPLC — attacked the SPLC in a USA Today OpEd for its hate group designations.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/17/splc-responds-frc-and-adfs-attack-op-ed

VIDEOS show Antifa attacking bus, cornering right-wing protesters as Portland rally turns violent
rt.com | 2019-08-17
Footage has emerged of several violent attacks by Antifa on right-wing demonstrators in Portland, Oregon. The clashes come as President Donald Trump threatened to designate the left-wing movement as an "organization of terror." | …
rt.com/usa/466737-portland-clashes-proud-boys-antifa/

Antifa may be branded 'organization of terror,' Trump warns, ahead of Portland right-left showdown
rt.com | 2019-08-17
Portland, Oregon, is bracing itself for a major right-wing rally — an event previously marred by clashes with anti-fascists. Warning any would-be violent counter-protesters, Donald Trump said events will be "watched very closely." | …
rt.com/usa/466731-antifa-branded-terrorist-trump-portland/

At Least 13 People Arrested at Portland, Oregon, Protests
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-17
Police seize items like bear spray and metal poles as a gathering by Proud Boys and other militia groups is challenged by anti-fascists.
truthdig.com/articles/right-wing-groups-counterprotesters-face-off-in-portland/

'Outrageous': Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-17
"The equality principle is so simple and obvious; it's a disgrace the government is affirmatively arguing for a narrow, pro-discrimination interpretation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1058060204_0.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/17/outrageous-trump-doj-urges-supreme-court-legalize-firing-workers-being-transgender?cd-origin=rss

Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-17
| In an escalation of the Trump administration's attacks on the LGBTQ community, the Justice Department Friday night filed a brief urging the right-wing Supreme Court to legalize the firing of workers solely for being transgender. | Buzzfeed described the Justice Department's move, which was widely condemned by rights groups, as one of the Trump administration's "most aggressive steps yet to legalize an…
truthout.org/articles/trump-doj-urges-supreme-court-to-legalize-firing-workers-for-being-transgender/

To Fight White Supremacist Violence, Let's Not Repeat the Mistakes of the War on Terror
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-08-17
National security experts are calling for a war on terror akin to the fight against Al Qaeda and ISIS. But that campaign has been a disaster.
theintercept.com/2019/08/17/domestic-terrorism-war-on-terror/

Trump uses Medicaid as weapon against disabled immigrants
John McDevitt | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-16
The administration's contempt for disabled people is only matched by its virulent racism and anti-immigrant bigotry.
liberationnews.org/trump-uses-medicaid-as-weapon-against-disabled-immigrants/

Uncle Sam was Born Lethal
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-16
One of the occupational and intellectual hazards of being a historian is that current events often seem far less new to oneself than they do to others. Recently a leftish liberal friend told me that the United States under the Donald Trump had "become a lethal society." My friend cited the neofascist Trump's: horrible family separations and concentration camps on the border; openly white-nationalist assaults on four progressive nonwhite and female Congresswomen; real and threatened roundups of undocumented immigrants; fascist-style and hate-filled "Make America Great Again" rallies; encouragement of white suprema…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/16/uncle-sam-was-born-lethal/

History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-08-16
The main conflict here — since the 1940s — has been between India and Pakistan. Disagreements are deeply rooted in the political culture of each country. The rise of the far right in India has only inflamed the conflict further. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/16/history-often-proceeds-by-jumps-and-zig-zags/

To Defeat Fascism, We Must Dismantle Capitalism
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-16
"The Terror of the Unforeseen" | A book by Henry A. Giroux | Henry A. Giroux's book "The Terror of the Unforeseen" analyzes the conditions that have enabled and led to Donald Trump's rule and the consequences of that rule, which have ushered in an authoritarian version of capitalism. Giroux provides a realistic analysis that holds out the hope that, through collective efforts, change is possible and democracy can be saved. | There is an intellectual debate on whether or not the power wielded by the likes of Trump, Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen, Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini, Geert Wilders, Heinz-Christian Strache, o…
truthdig.com/articles/to-defeat-fascism-we-must-dismantle-capitalism/

That Debacle at the Border is Genocide
Susan Miller | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-16
Prepared text for at talk at Cornbread and Beans, Norman, Oklahoma. (August 9, 2019.) I'm grateful for the invitation to speak to you. I'm a Democrat and the child of Democrats, and lately, I'd vote for the yellow dog. I believe that what I'm going to talk about today is central to our mission and values…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/16/that-debacle-at-the-border-is-genocide/

Marjorie Taylor Greene: How an Outspoken MAGA Fan Built a Following in a World of Extremists
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-08-16
Originally a MAGA supporter but now an emerging MAGA star, Marjorie Taylor Greene has deftly leveraged social media and confrontations in public to increase her visibility. Now she's entering politics as a GOP candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/16/marjorie-taylor-greene-how-outspoken-maga-fan-built-following-world-extremists

Is White Supremacism a Mental Illness?
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-16
"The most noxious element of neoliberalism is the reduction of all social issues to personal responsibility." –Henry A. Giroux "Violence is one of the most fun things to watch." — Quentin Tarantino Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It's not because there's a shortage of kitchen…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/16/is-white-supremacism-a-mental-illness/

In Face of Violence, Racist Rhetoric, and Mass ICE Raids, Latinx Community Leaders Publish Letter Declaring, 'We Will Not Be Silenced'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-16
Banding together after a number of attacks on immigrants and Latinx people in the U.S., more than 200 Latinx entertainers, artists, and rights advocates published a letter in several major newspapers on Friday, pledging solidarity with people of Latin American descent across the United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-10574137901.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/16/face-violence-racist-rhetoric-and-mass-ice-raids-latinx-community-leaders-publish?cd-origin=rss

The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-16
Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving forces behind this land theft were legal and originated in federal policies, as documented by Vann Newkirk, staff writer at Th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/16/vann_newkirk_great_land_robbery

As New Studies Shed Light on Struggles of Trans People in US, Expert Highlights Trump's Attacks
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-16
As a pair of studies published this week detailed some of the struggles faced by many transgender people in the United States, researchers reiterated the necessity of inclusive policies and highlighted the Trump administration's various attacks on LGBTQ rights. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trans_supreme_court_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/16/new-studies-shed-light-struggles-trans-people-us-expert-highlights-trumps-attacks?cd-origin=rss

White terrorism in the US — through the lens of Dayton, Ohio
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-16
mass shootings Jonathan LockhartIssue 1233 United States Ku Klux Klan White Supremacy gun violenceI was born and raised i…
greenleft.org.au/content/white-terrorism-us-through-lens-dayton-ohio

Bulgaria: Jock Palfreeman denied parole
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-16
Andy FlemingIssue 1233 Bulgaria Jock Palfreeman Bulgarian Prisoners Rehabilitation Association (BPRA)Anti-fascist activist Jock Palfreeman was denied parole on July 17 on his 20-year prison sentence for murder in Sofia, Bulgaria.
greenleft.org.au/content/bulgaria-jock-palfreeman-denied-parole

'Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia' – CounterSpin interview with Ruha Benjamin on racism and technology
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-08-15
Janine Jackson interviewed Ruha Benjamin about racism and technology for the August 9, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/black-communities-are-already-living-in-a-tech-dystopia/

The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person
aclu.org | 2019-08-15
How our workplaces and healthcare system create barriers to breastfeeding. | The fight to protect individual choices about reproductive care, including breastfeeding, is an ongoing battle. The central lesson of the reproductive justice movement is that choice means little without access. That lesson applies equally to breastfeeding. | Though laws, in the workplace and other contexts, are in place to protect the right to breastfeed, many low-income women and w…
aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/pregnancy-and-parenting-discrimination/challenges-breastfeeding-black-person

Talks break down between Women's Soccer and Federation over pay equity
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-15
After three days, mediated talks between World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation, aimed at settling their equal pay dispute, came to a crashing end. The USWNT's gender discrimination and equal pay lawsuit will now likely head to jury trial following the breakdown in New York. "We entered this …
peoplesworld.org/article/talks-break-down-between-womens-soccer-and-federation-over-pay-equity/

Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist–and Not that Different From Other Republicans
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-08-15
Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist–and Not that Different From Other Republicans…
thenation.com/article/steve-king-republican-abortion/

SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs
splcenter.org | 2019-08-15
A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/15/splc-publishes-opportunity-costs-unequal-justice-alabamas-community-corrections-programs

Letter from the US: White supremacist terror unleashed
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-15
Barry SheppardIssue 1233 United States US mass shootings gun control White Supremacy Donald Trump's racismThree…
greenleft.org.au/content/letter-us-white-supremacist-terror-unleashed

BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-14
BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-condemns-antisemitic-fascist-forces-germany-and-worldwide

Brother Says He Reported White Nationalist State Department Official to the FBI
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-08-14
The brother of white nationalist U.S. State Department Official Matthew Q. Gebert reported him to the FBI in July over concerns about his radicalization, he told Hatewatch.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/14/brother-says-he-reported-white-nationalist-state-department-official-fbi

Fetishisizing White Supremacy
Timothy Malone | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-14
"White Supremacy" has captured the nation's attention. On August 3, a white supremacist mass shooter left 22 dead in El Paso. On Wednesday August 7, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker made speeches referencing White Supremacy. That same day, Fox host Tucker Carlson announced he is 'going on vacation,' after claiming that White Supremacy …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/fetishisizing-white-supremacy/

Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-14
The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14628

Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-14
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…
fightbacknews.org/2019/8/14/philippines-proposal-revive-anti-subversion-law

Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-14
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/14/philippines-proposal-revive-anti-subversion-law

"River of Fire": In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-14
The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in December. The federal government has executed just three people since 1963 — the last being in 2003. The death penalty is widely condemned by national governments, international bodies and human rights groups across the world. Experts say capital punishment does not help deter homicides and that errors and racism in the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/14/sister_helen_prejean_federal_death_penalty

SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants
splcenter.org | 2019-08-13
The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/13/splc-joins-brief-opposing-kansas-law-targeting-immigrants

MSNBC and the Next Election: Racism is the Issue
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
After Donald Trump unexpectedly won the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media they shape sought to explain the disaster as a result of Russian meddling. Such meddling, which had been alleged for months, was documented in an (unconvincing) intelligence report prepared by the lame-duck Obama administration, made public Jan. 6, 2017; Congress followed …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/msnbc-and-the-next-election-racism-is-the-issue/

Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression
Bill Blum | progressive.org | 2019-08-13
Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
progressive.org/dispatches/unequal-justice-john-roberts-dark-legacy-of-voter-suppression-blum-190812/

BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-13
BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-movement-condemns-us-congress-anti-bds-resolution

How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi on Why We Need to Fight Racism the Way We Fight Cancer
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
In his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist," professor Ibram X. Kendi urges readers to break out of the false framework of "racist" and "not racist," instead laying out what it means to be antiracist: viewing racial groups as equals and pushing for policies that create racial equity. Kendi says, "We can't just talk about racism as an original sin. We have to talk about racism as the original cancer, as this original disease that has been killing America."
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_class_race_capitalism

2019-08-17: News Headlines

RT (2019-08-17). Antifa may be branded 'organization of terror,' Trump warns, ahead of Portland right-left showdown. rt.com Portland, Oregon, is bracing itself for a major right-wing rally — an event previously marred by clashes with anti-fascists. Warning any would-be violent counter-protesters, Donald Trump said events will be "watched very closely."

RT (2019-08-17). VIDEOS show Antifa attacking bus, cornering right-wing protesters as Portland rally turns violent. rt.com Footage has emerged of several violent attacks by Antifa on right-wing demonstrators in Portland, Oregon. The new clashes come as US President Trump threatened to designated the left-wing movement as an "organization of terror."

Gloria Rubac (2019-08-17). After 10 years, federal executions set to resume. workers.org Attorney General William Barr is moving the United States backward. He is taking hard-fought civil rights gains to the dumpster. Just like President Donald Trump, he has nothing but racist contempt for people caught up in the so-called criminal justice system. Barr suddenly announced in a Department of Justice press . . . | Continue reading After 10 years, federal executions set to resume at Workers.org

Amy Goodman (2019-08-17). The great land robbery: How federal policies dispossessed black Americans of millions of acres. nationofchange.org This mass land dispossession is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States.

splcenter (2019-08-17). Weekend Read: Slavery shaped America's pathology on race and whiteness. splcenter.org Four hundred years ago this month, the White Lion, a warship commanded by English privateers, docked at Point Comfort in the colony of Virginia.

splcenter (2019-08-17). SPLC Responds to FRC and ADF's Attack Op-Ed. splcenter.org On August 17, 2019, a former Family Research Council (FRC) staff member, who currently works at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) — two organizations designated as hate groups by the SPLC — attacked the SPLC in a USA Today OpEd for its hate group designations.

Staff (2019-08-17). Weapons Seized at Portland Right-Wing Rally, Counterprotest. truthdig.com PORTLAND, Ore.—Police seized weapons such as bear spray and shields as right-wing groups and counterprotesters gathered in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday. | Authorities also set up concrete barriers and closed streets in an effort to contain the groups. | Flag-waving members of the Proud Boys and Three Percenters militia group began gathering late in the morning, some wearing body armor and helmets. Meanwhile, black-clad, helmet and face-mask wearing anti-fascist protesters were also among the several hundred people on the streets. | Polices said they had seized weapons such as metal and wooden pole…

Bob Price (2019-08-17). Trump: Racist and misogynist, but fascist? The danger of crying "wolf" indybay.org New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street, San Francisco…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-08-17). Black August Forum: Down with the Racist Prison System! indybay.org 2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

Scott Zimmerman (2019-08-17). ALEC fails to denounce dangerous and racist views of its leaders and members. nationofchange.org It has been a banner week for extremist politicians linked to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). | ALEC's Washington State Chair, Rep. Matt Shea, promoted and maintained close ties to an extremist group training children and young men for battle in a "Biblical warfare" while schooling them in the "biblical teachings" of racist preacher John Weaver, according to a new exposé published by The Guardian. The revelations come just weeks after the W…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-08-17). Socialist Analysis "The Fight Against White Supremacy & Racist Violence" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

Staff (2019-08-17). Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender. truthout.org | | In an escalation of the Trump administration's attacks on the LGBTQ community, the Justice Department Friday night filed a brief urging the right-wing Supreme Court to legalize the firing of workers solely for being transgender. | Buzzfeed described the Justice Department's move, which was widely condemned by rights groups, as one of the Trump administration's "most aggressive steps yet to legalize an…

James Risen (2019-08-17). To Fight White Supremacist Violence, Let's Not Repeat the Mistakes of the War on Terror. theintercept.com National security experts are calling for a war on terror akin to the fight against Al Qaeda and ISIS. But that campaign has been a disaster.

Richard Kossaly (2019-08-17). Why racism breeds resistance. workers.org Based on a talk titled "White supremacy over the White House: Why racism breeds resistance" by Richard Kossally at a Workers World Party Aug. 1 forum in New York City. Donald Trump has been at it hard this past week or so. He has always been a horrible human being. . . . | Continue reading Why racism breeds resistance at Workers.org

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-17). 'Outrageous': Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender. commondreams.org "The equality principle is so simple and obvious; it's a disgrace the government is affirmatively arguing for a narrow, pro-discrimination interpretation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1058060204_0.png

Vijay Prashad (2019-08-16). History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags. mronline.org The main conflict here — since the 1940s — has been between India and Pakistan. Disagreements are deeply rooted in the political culture of each country. The rise of the far right in India has only inflamed the conflict further. | Source

Paul Street (2019-08-16). Uncle Sam was Born Lethal. counterpunch.org One of the occupational and intellectual hazards of being a historian is that current events often seem far less new to oneself than they do to others. Recently a leftish liberal friend told me that the United States under the Donald Trump had "become a lethal society." My friend cited the neofascist Trump's: horrible family separations and concentration camps on the border; openly white-nationalist assaults on four progressive nonwhite and female Congresswomen; real and threatened roundups of undocumented immigrants; fascist-style and hate-filled "Make America Great Again" rallies; encouragement of white suprema…

John McDevitt (2019-08-16). Trump uses Medicaid as weapon against disabled immigrants. liberationnews.org The administration's contempt for disabled people is only matched by its virulent racism and anti-immigrant bigotry.

Nick Pemberton (2019-08-16). Is White Supremacism a Mental Illness? counterpunch.org "The most noxious element of neoliberalism is the reduction of all social issues to personal responsibility." —Henry A. Giroux "Violence is one of the most fun things to watch." — Quentin Tarantino Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It's not because there's a shortage of kitchen More

Staff (2019-08-16). How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres. truthout.org | | Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving force…

Staff (2019-08-16). To Defeat Fascism, We Must Dismantle Capitalism. truthdig.com "The Terror of the Unforeseen" | A book by Henry A. Giroux | Henry A. Giroux's book "The Terror of the Unforeseen" analyzes the conditions that have enabled and led to Donald Trump's rule and the consequences of that rule, which have ushered in an authoritarian version of capitalism. Giroux provides a realistic analysis that holds out the hope that, through collective efforts, change is possible and democracy can be saved. | There is an intellectual debate on whether or not the power wielded by the likes of Trump, Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen, Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini, Geert Wilders, Heinz-Christian Strache, o…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-08-16). Marjorie Taylor Greene: How an Outspoken MAGA Fan Built a Following in a World of Extremists. splcenter.org Originally a MAGA supporter but now an emerging MAGA star, Marjorie Taylor Greene has deftly leveraged social media and confrontations in public to increase her visibility. Now she's entering politics as a GOP candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

Susan Miller (2019-08-16). That Debacle at the Border is Genocide. counterpunch.org Prepared text for at talk at Cornbread and Beans, Norman, Oklahoma. (August 9, 2019.) I'm grateful for the invitation to speak to you. I'm a Democrat and the child of Democrats, and lately, I'd vote for the yellow dog. I believe that what I'm going to talk about today is central to our mission and values More

Scott Zimmerman (2019-08-16). ALEC Fails to Denounce Dangerous and Racist Views of Its Leaders and Members. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/matt-shea-900×508.jpeg

teleSUR (2019-08-16). Brazil: Supreme Court Judges Sergio Moro's Lack of Impartiality. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Supreme Court (STF) will judge the lack of impartiality of former judge Sergio Moro in conducting trials against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has remained a political prisoner since April 7, 2018. | RELATED: | Students Strike, Protest Across Brazil as Moro Orders Crackdown | From August 16 to August 22, the STF judges w…

susan_p (2019-08-16). White terrorism in the US — through the lens of Dayton, Ohio. greenleft.org.au mass shootings Jonathan LockhartIssue 1233 United States Ku Klux Klan White Supremacy gun violenceI was born and raised i…

Staff (2019-08-16). The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres. democracynow.org Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving forces behind this land theft were legal and originated in federal policies, as documented by Vann Newkirk, staff writer at Th…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-08-16). As New Studies Shed Light on Struggles of Trans People in US, Expert Highlights Trump's Attacks. commondreams.org As a pair of studies published this week detailed some of the struggles faced by many transgender people in the United States, researchers reiterated the necessity of inclusive policies and highlighted the Trump administration's various attacks on LGBTQ rights. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trans_supreme_court_0.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-08-16). In Face of Violence, Racist Rhetoric, and Mass ICE Raids, Latinx Community Leaders Publish Letter Declaring, 'We Will Not Be Silenced'. commondreams.org Banding together after a number of attacks on immigrants and Latinx people in the U.S., more than 200 Latinx entertainers, artists, and rights advocates published a letter in several major newspapers on Friday, pledging solidarity with people of Latin American descent across the United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-10574137901.jpg

Ramzy Baroud (2019-08-16). Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common. counterpunch.org Writing under the title of "If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim", Moustafa Bayoumi stated the obvious. "If the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim," Bayoumi wrote in the British Guardian newspaper on August 6, US President Donald Trump "would be lobbing accusations such as 'Islam hates us' in the direction of Muslims More

susan_p (2019-08-16). Bulgaria: Jock Palfreeman denied parole. greenleft.org.au Andy FlemingIssue 1233 Bulgaria Jock Palfreeman Bulgarian Prisoners Rehabilitation Association (BPRA)Anti-fascist activist Jock Palfreeman was denied parole on July 17 on his 20-year prison sentence for murder in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Al Neal (2019-08-15). Talks break down between Women's Soccer and Federation over pay equity. peoplesworld.org After three days, mediated talks between World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation, aimed at settling their equal pay dispute, came to a crashing end. The USWNT's gender discrimination and equal pay lawsuit will now likely head to jury trial following the breakdown in New York. "We entered this …

splcenter (2019-08-15). SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs. splcenter.org A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.

ACLU (2019-08-15). The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person. aclu.org How our workplaces and healthcare system create barriers to breastfeeding. | The fight to protect individual choices about reproductive care, including breastfeeding, is an ongoing battle. The central lesson of the reproductive justice movement is that choice means little without access. That lesson applies equally to breastfeeding. | Though laws, in the workplace and other contexts, are in place to protect the right to breastfeed, many low-income women and w…

Elie Mystal (2019-08-15). Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans. thenation.com Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans…

susan_p (2019-08-15). Letter from the US: White supremacist terror unleashed. greenleft.org.au Barry SheppardIssue 1233 United States US mass shootings gun control White Supremacy Donald Trump's racismThree…

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-08-14). Brother Says He Reported White Nationalist State Department Official to the FBI. splcenter.org The brother of white nationalist U.S. State Department Official Matthew Q. Gebert reported him to the FBI in July over concerns about his radicalization, he told Hatewatch.

Fight Back (2019-08-14). Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…

Timothy Malone (2019-08-14). Fetishisizing White Supremacy. dissidentvoice.org "White Supremacy" has captured the nation's attention. On August 3, a white supremacist mass shooter left 22 dead in El Paso. On Wednesday August 7, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker made speeches referencing White Supremacy. That same day, Fox host Tucker Carlson announced he is 'going on vacation,' after claiming that White Supremacy …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-14). Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity. venezuelanalysis.com The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.

Staff (2019-08-14). "River of Fire": In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions. democracynow.org The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in December. The federal government has executed just three people since 1963 — the last being in 2003. The death penalty is widely condemned by national governments, international bodies and human rights groups across the world. Experts say capital punishment does not help deter homicides and that errors and racism in the…

patrick (2019-08-14). BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide. bdsmovement.net BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Gary Leupp (2019-08-13). MSNBC and the Next Election: Racism is the Issue. dissidentvoice.org After Donald Trump unexpectedly won the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media they shape sought to explain the disaster as a result of Russian meddling. Such meddling, which had been alleged for months, was documented in an (unconvincing) intelligence report prepared by the lame-duck Obama administration, made public Jan. 6, 2017; Congress followed …

splcenter (2019-08-13). SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants. splcenter.org The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.

Bill Blum (2019-08-13). Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression. progressive.org Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Staff (2019-08-13). "Today the Lynch Mob Only Needs an Assault Rifle": Ibram X. Kendi on White Supremacist Violence. democracynow.org This week marks two years since white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, where a neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of antiracist protesters, killing 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer. Days later, President Trump claimed there were "very fine people on both sides." Since Charlottesville, white supremacists have committed at least 73 murders, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Just last week, a white supremacist in El Paso, Texas, opened fire in a crowded Walmart and killed 22 people. It's been described as the deadliest attack to target Latinos in modern American history. We speak with D…

Staff (2019-08-13). Ibram X. Kendi: IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism. democracynow.org Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tests, which are denying access to some of the best schools in New York City to black and Latino kids."

Staff (2019-08-13). How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi on Why We Need to Fight Racism the Way We Fight Cancer. democracynow.org In his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist," professor Ibram X. Kendi urges readers to break out of the false framework of "racist" and "not racist," instead laying out what it means to be antiracist: viewing racial groups as equals and pushing for policies that create racial equity. Kendi says, "We can't just talk about racism as an original sin. We have to talk about racism as the original cancer, as this original disease that has been killing America."

Staff (2019-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Announces New Rule to Limit and Penalize Low-Income Immigrants, Trump Slashes Endangered Species Act, Hong Kong Protesters Shut Down Airport for Second Day, Flooding, Landslides Kill Hundreds Across South and Southeast Asia, Ebola No Longer "Incurable" After Success of Experimental Treatments, Reports: Director of Mexican Migrant Shelter Kidnapped, Racist Border Patrol Agent Who Intentionally Ran Over Guatemalan Man Pleads Guilty, Friend of Dayton Shooter Says He Bought and Stored Gun Parts and Ammunition Used in Massacre, WaPo Editor Responds to Sanders Claim That Paper Writes Negative Stories Because of A…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-08-13). CPAC Down Under. dissidentvoice.org It was a time for Australian conservatives to be boring, and bore each other. CPAC, otherwise known as the Conservative Political Action Conference, had arrived in Sydney. The real entertainment bill was to be supplied by such figures as Brexiter supremo Nigel Farage and former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London, Raheem Kassam. The rest was …

2019-08-17: Social Media Postees

The great land robbery: How federal policies dispossessed black Americans of millions of acres
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-17
This mass land dispossession is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States.
nationofchange.org/2019/08/17/the-great-land-robbery-how-federal-policies-dispossessed-black-americans-of-millions-of-acres/

Why racism breeds resistance
Richard Kossaly | workers.org | 2019-08-17
Based on a talk titled "White supremacy over the White House: Why racism breeds resistance" by Richard Kossally at a Workers World Party Aug. 1 forum in New York City. Donald Trump has been at it hard this past week or so. He has always been a horrible human being. . . . | Continue reading Why racism breeds resistance at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/17/why-racism-breeds-resistance/

Weekend Read: Slavery shaped America's pathology on race and whiteness
splcenter.org | 2019-08-17
Four hundred years ago this month, the White Lion, a warship commanded by English privateers, docked at Point Comfort in the colony of Virginia.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/17/weekend-read-slavery-shaped-americas-pathology-race-and-whiteness

SPLC Responds to FRC and ADF's Attack Op-Ed
splcenter.org | 2019-08-17
On August 17, 2019, a former Family Research Council (FRC) staff member, who currently works at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) — two organizations designated as hate groups by the SPLC — attacked the SPLC in a USA Today OpEd for its hate group designations.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/17/splc-responds-frc-and-adfs-attack-op-ed

Antifa may be branded 'organization of terror,' Trump warns, ahead of Portland right-left showdown
rt.com | 2019-08-17
Portland, Oregon, is bracing itself for a major right-wing rally — an event previously marred by clashes with anti-fascists. Warning any would-be violent counter-protesters, Donald Trump said events will be "watched very closely." | …
rt.com/usa/466731-antifa-branded-terrorist-trump-portland/

VIDEOS show Antifa attacking bus, cornering right-wing protesters as Portland rally turns violent
rt.com | 2019-08-17
Footage has emerged of several violent attacks by Antifa on right-wing demonstrators in Portland, Oregon. The new clashes come as US President Trump threatened to designated the left-wing movement as an "organization of terror." | …
rt.com/usa/466737-portland-clashes-proud-boys-antifa/

Weapons Seized at Portland Right-Wing Rally, Counterprotest
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-17
PORTLAND, Ore.–Police seized weapons such as bear spray and shields as right-wing groups and counterprotesters gathered in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday. | Authorities also set up concrete barriers and closed streets in an effort to contain the groups. | Flag-waving members of the Proud Boys and Three Percenters militia group began gathering late in the morning, some wearing body armor and helmets. Meanwhile, black-clad, helmet and face-mask wearing anti-fascist protesters were also among the several hundred people on the streets. | Polices said they had seized weapons such as metal and wooden pole…
truthdig.com/articles/right-wing-groups-counterprotesters-face-off-in-portland/

Trump: Racist and misogynist, but fascist? The danger of crying "wolf"
Bob Price | indybay.org | 2019-08-17
New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825504.php

ALEC fails to denounce dangerous and racist views of its leaders and members
Scott Zimmerman | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-17
It has been a banner week for extremist politicians linked to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). | ALEC's Washington State Chair, Rep. Matt Shea, promoted and maintained close ties to an extremist group training children and young men for battle in a "Biblical warfare" while schooling them in the "biblical teachings" of racist preacher John Weaver, according to a new exposé published by The Guardian. The revelations come just weeks after the W…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/17/alec-fails-to-denounce-dangerous-and-racist-views-of-its-leaders-and-members/

Socialist Analysis "The Fight Against White Supremacy & Racist Violence"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-08-17
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/14/18825486.php

Black August Forum: Down with the Racist Prison System!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-08-17
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825505.php

After 10 years, federal executions set to resume
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-08-17
Attorney General William Barr is moving the United States backward. He is taking hard-fought civil rights gains to the dumpster. Just like President Donald Trump, he has nothing but racist contempt for people caught up in the so-called criminal justice system. Barr suddenly announced in a Department of Justice press . . . | Continue reading After 10 years, federal executions set to resume at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/17/after-10-years-federal-executions-set-to-resume/

Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-17
| In an escalation of the Trump administration's attacks on the LGBTQ community, the Justice Department Friday night filed a brief urging the right-wing Supreme Court to legalize the firing of workers solely for being transgender. | Buzzfeed described the Justice Department's move, which was widely condemned by rights groups, as one of the Trump administration's "most aggressive steps yet to legalize an…
truthout.org/articles/trump-doj-urges-supreme-court-to-legalize-firing-workers-for-being-transgender/

To Fight White Supremacist Violence, Let's Not Repeat the Mistakes of the War on Terror
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-08-17
National security experts are calling for a war on terror akin to the fight against Al Qaeda and ISIS. But that campaign has been a disaster.
theintercept.com/2019/08/17/domestic-terrorism-war-on-terror/

'Outrageous': Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-17
"The equality principle is so simple and obvious; it's a disgrace the government is affirmatively arguing for a narrow, pro-discrimination interpretation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1058060204_0.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/17/outrageous-trump-doj-urges-supreme-court-legalize-firing-workers-being-transgender?cd-origin=rss

History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-08-16
The main conflict here — since the 1940s — has been between India and Pakistan. Disagreements are deeply rooted in the political culture of each country. The rise of the far right in India has only inflamed the conflict further. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/16/history-often-proceeds-by-jumps-and-zig-zags/

Uncle Sam was Born Lethal
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-16
One of the occupational and intellectual hazards of being a historian is that current events often seem far less new to oneself than they do to others. Recently a leftish liberal friend told me that the United States under the Donald Trump had "become a lethal society." My friend cited the neofascist Trump's: horrible family separations and concentration camps on the border; openly white-nationalist assaults on four progressive nonwhite and female Congresswomen; real and threatened roundups of undocumented immigrants; fascist-style and hate-filled "Make America Great Again" rallies; encouragement of white suprema…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/16/uncle-sam-was-born-lethal/

Trump uses Medicaid as weapon against disabled immigrants
John McDevitt | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-16
The administration's contempt for disabled people is only matched by its virulent racism and anti-immigrant bigotry.
liberationnews.org/trump-uses-medicaid-as-weapon-against-disabled-immigrants/

How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-16
| Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving force…
truthout.org/video/how-federal-policies-dispossessed-black-americans-of-millions-of-acres/

To Defeat Fascism, We Must Dismantle Capitalism
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-16
"The Terror of the Unforeseen" | A book by Henry A. Giroux | Henry A. Giroux's book "The Terror of the Unforeseen" analyzes the conditions that have enabled and led to Donald Trump's rule and the consequences of that rule, which have ushered in an authoritarian version of capitalism. Giroux provides a realistic analysis that holds out the hope that, through collective efforts, change is possible and democracy can be saved. | There is an intellectual debate on whether or not the power wielded by the likes of Trump, Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen, Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini, Geert Wilders, Heinz-Christian Strache, o…
truthdig.com/articles/to-defeat-fascism-we-must-dismantle-capitalism/

Marjorie Taylor Greene: How an Outspoken MAGA Fan Built a Following in a World of Extremists
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-08-16
Originally a MAGA supporter but now an emerging MAGA star, Marjorie Taylor Greene has deftly leveraged social media and confrontations in public to increase her visibility. Now she's entering politics as a GOP candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/16/marjorie-taylor-greene-how-outspoken-maga-fan-built-following-world-extremists

That Debacle at the Border is Genocide
Susan Miller | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-16
Prepared text for at talk at Cornbread and Beans, Norman, Oklahoma. (August 9, 2019.) I'm grateful for the invitation to speak to you. I'm a Democrat and the child of Democrats, and lately, I'd vote for the yellow dog. I believe that what I'm going to talk about today is central to our mission and values…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/16/that-debacle-at-the-border-is-genocide/

ALEC Fails to Denounce Dangerous and Racist Views of Its Leaders and Members
Scott Zimmerman | commondreams.org | 2019-08-16
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/matt-shea-900×508.jpeg

Brazil: Supreme Court Judges Sergio Moro's Lack of Impartiality
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-16
Brazil's Supreme Court (STF) will judge the lack of impartiality of former judge Sergio Moro in conducting trials against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has remained a political prisoner since April 7, 2018. | RELATED: | Students Strike, Protest Across Brazil as Moro Orders Crackdown | From August 16 to August 22, the STF judges w…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Supreme-Court-Judges-Sergio-Moros-Lack-of-Impartiality-20190816-0002.html

Is White Supremacism a Mental Illness?
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-16
"The most noxious element of neoliberalism is the reduction of all social issues to personal responsibility." –Henry A. Giroux "Violence is one of the most fun things to watch." — Quentin Tarantino Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It's not because there's a shortage of kitchen…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/16/is-white-supremacism-a-mental-illness/

Bulgaria: Jock Palfreeman denied parole
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-16
Andy FlemingIssue 1233 Bulgaria Jock Palfreeman Bulgarian Prisoners Rehabilitation Association (BPRA)Anti-fascist activist Jock Palfreeman was denied parole on July 17 on his 20-year prison sentence for murder in Sofia, Bulgaria.
greenleft.org.au/content/bulgaria-jock-palfreeman-denied-parole

White terrorism in the US — through the lens of Dayton, Ohio
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-16
mass shootings Jonathan LockhartIssue 1233 United States Ku Klux Klan White Supremacy gun violenceI was born and raised i…
greenleft.org.au/content/white-terrorism-us-through-lens-dayton-ohio

The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-16
Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving forces behind this land theft were legal and originated in federal policies, as documented by Vann Newkirk, staff writer at Th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/16/vann_newkirk_great_land_robbery

As New Studies Shed Light on Struggles of Trans People in US, Expert Highlights Trump's Attacks
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-16
As a pair of studies published this week detailed some of the struggles faced by many transgender people in the United States, researchers reiterated the necessity of inclusive policies and highlighted the Trump administration's various attacks on LGBTQ rights. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trans_supreme_court_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/16/new-studies-shed-light-struggles-trans-people-us-expert-highlights-trumps-attacks?cd-origin=rss

In Face of Violence, Racist Rhetoric, and Mass ICE Raids, Latinx Community Leaders Publish Letter Declaring, 'We Will Not Be Silenced'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-16
Banding together after a number of attacks on immigrants and Latinx people in the U.S., more than 200 Latinx entertainers, artists, and rights advocates published a letter in several major newspapers on Friday, pledging solidarity with people of Latin American descent across the United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-10574137901.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/16/face-violence-racist-rhetoric-and-mass-ice-raids-latinx-community-leaders-publish?cd-origin=rss

'Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia' – CounterSpin interview with Ruha Benjamin on racism and technology
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-08-15
Janine Jackson interviewed Ruha Benjamin about racism and technology for the August 9, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/black-communities-are-already-living-in-a-tech-dystopia/

SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs
splcenter.org | 2019-08-15
A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/15/splc-publishes-opportunity-costs-unequal-justice-alabamas-community-corrections-programs

The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person
aclu.org | 2019-08-15
How our workplaces and healthcare system create barriers to breastfeeding. | The fight to protect individual choices about reproductive care, including breastfeeding, is an ongoing battle. The central lesson of the reproductive justice movement is that choice means little without access. That lesson applies equally to breastfeeding. | Though laws, in the workplace and other contexts, are in place to protect the right to breastfeed, many low-income women and w…
aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/pregnancy-and-parenting-discrimination/challenges-breastfeeding-black-person

Talks break down between Women's Soccer and Federation over pay equity
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-15
After three days, mediated talks between World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation, aimed at settling their equal pay dispute, came to a crashing end. The USWNT's gender discrimination and equal pay lawsuit will now likely head to jury trial following the breakdown in New York. "We entered this …
peoplesworld.org/article/talks-break-down-between-womens-soccer-and-federation-over-pay-equity/

Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist–and Not that Different From Other Republicans
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-08-15
Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist–and Not that Different From Other Republicans…
thenation.com/article/steve-king-republican-abortion/

Letter from the US: White supremacist terror unleashed
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-15
Barry SheppardIssue 1233 United States US mass shootings gun control White Supremacy Donald Trump's racismThree…
greenleft.org.au/content/letter-us-white-supremacist-terror-unleashed

BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-14
BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-condemns-antisemitic-fascist-forces-germany-and-worldwide

Brother Says He Reported White Nationalist State Department Official to the FBI
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-08-14
The brother of white nationalist U.S. State Department Official Matthew Q. Gebert reported him to the FBI in July over concerns about his radicalization, he told Hatewatch.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/14/brother-says-he-reported-white-nationalist-state-department-official-fbi

Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-14
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/14/philippines-proposal-revive-anti-subversion-law

Fetishisizing White Supremacy
Timothy Malone | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-14
"White Supremacy" has captured the nation's attention. On August 3, a white supremacist mass shooter left 22 dead in El Paso. On Wednesday August 7, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker made speeches referencing White Supremacy. That same day, Fox host Tucker Carlson announced he is 'going on vacation,' after claiming that White Supremacy …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/fetishisizing-white-supremacy/

Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-14
The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14628

"River of Fire": In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-14
The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in December. The federal government has executed just three people since 1963 — the last being in 2003. The death penalty is widely condemned by national governments, international bodies and human rights groups across the world. Experts say capital punishment does not help deter homicides and that errors and racism in the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/14/sister_helen_prejean_federal_death_penalty

SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants
splcenter.org | 2019-08-13
The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/13/splc-joins-brief-opposing-kansas-law-targeting-immigrants

MSNBC and the Next Election: Racism is the Issue
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
After Donald Trump unexpectedly won the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media they shape sought to explain the disaster as a result of Russian meddling. Such meddling, which had been alleged for months, was documented in an (unconvincing) intelligence report prepared by the lame-duck Obama administration, made public Jan. 6, 2017; Congress followed …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/msnbc-and-the-next-election-racism-is-the-issue/

Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression
Bill Blum | progressive.org | 2019-08-13
Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
progressive.org/dispatches/unequal-justice-john-roberts-dark-legacy-of-voter-suppression-blum-190812/

BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-13
BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-movement-condemns-us-congress-anti-bds-resolution

How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi on Why We Need to Fight Racism the Way We Fight Cancer
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
In his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist," professor Ibram X. Kendi urges readers to break out of the false framework of "racist" and "not racist," instead laying out what it means to be antiracist: viewing racial groups as equals and pushing for policies that create racial equity. Kendi says, "We can't just talk about racism as an original sin. We have to talk about racism as the original cancer, as this original disease that has been killing America."
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_class_race_capitalism

Ibram X. Kendi: IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tests, which are denying access to some of the best schools in New York City to black and Latino kids."
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_intelligence_tests_education

"Today the Lynch Mob Only Needs an Assault Rifle": Ibram X. Kendi on White Supremacist Violence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
This week marks two years since white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, where a neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of antiracist protesters, killing 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer. Days later, President Trump claimed there were "very fine people on both sides." Since Charlottesville, white supremacists have committed at least 73 murders, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Just last week, a white supremacist in El Paso, Texas, opened fire in a crowded Walmart and killed 22 people. It's been described as the deadliest attack to target Latinos in modern American history. We speak with D…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_guns_in_america

CPAC Down Under
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
It was a time for Australian conservatives to be boring, and bore each other. CPAC, otherwise known as the Conservative Political Action Conference, had arrived in Sydney. The real entertainment bill was to be supplied by such figures as Brexiter supremo Nigel Farage and former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London, Raheem Kassam. The rest was …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/cpac-down-under/

2019-08-16: News Headlines

Paul Street (2019-08-16). Uncle Sam was Born Lethal. counterpunch.org One of the occupational and intellectual hazards of being a historian is that current events often seem far less new to oneself than they do to others. Recently a leftish liberal friend told me that the United States under the Donald Trump had "become a lethal society." My friend cited the neofascist Trump's: horrible family separations and concentration camps on the border; openly white-nationalist assaults on four progressive nonwhite and female Congresswomen; real and threatened roundups of undocumented immigrants; fascist-style and hate-filled "Make America Great Again" rallies; encouragement of white suprema…

Nick Pemberton (2019-08-16). Is White Supremacism a Mental Illness? counterpunch.org "The most noxious element of neoliberalism is the reduction of all social issues to personal responsibility." —Henry A. Giroux "Violence is one of the most fun things to watch." — Quentin Tarantino Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It's not because there's a shortage of kitchen More

Vijay Prashad (2019-08-16). History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags. mronline.org The main conflict here — since the 1940s — has been between India and Pakistan. Disagreements are deeply rooted in the political culture of each country. The rise of the far right in India has only inflamed the conflict further. | Source

John McDevitt (2019-08-16). Trump uses Medicaid as weapon against disabled immigrants. liberationnews.org The administration's contempt for disabled people is only matched by its virulent racism and anti-immigrant bigotry.

Staff (2019-08-16). Bernie Sanders: If Israel Bans Members of Congress, It Shouldn't Receive US Aid. truthout.org | | Sen. Bernie Sanders told MSNBC Thursday night that perhaps Israel should not be receiving billions of dollars in U.S. military aid after the right-wing government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barred Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. | "I wish I could tell you…that I am shocked. I am not," Sanders, a 2020 Demo…

Staff (2019-08-16). How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres. truthout.org | | Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving force…

WSWS (2019-08-16). Oslo mosque targeted in attempted far-right terrorist attack. wsws.org The Norwegian political establishment has promoted the hysterical anti-immigrant atmosphere that encourages fascist attacks.

Bob Price (2019-08-16). Trump: Racist and misogynist, but fascist? The danger of crying "wolf" indybay.org New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street, San Francisco…

Susan Miller (2019-08-16). That Debacle at the Border is Genocide. counterpunch.org Prepared text for at talk at Cornbread and Beans, Norman, Oklahoma. (August 9, 2019.) I'm grateful for the invitation to speak to you. I'm a Democrat and the child of Democrats, and lately, I'd vote for the yellow dog. I believe that what I'm going to talk about today is central to our mission and values More

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-08-16). Black August Forum: Down with the Racist Prison System! indybay.org 2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-08-16). Socialist Analysis "The Fight Against White Supremacy & Racist Violence" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

Scott Zimmerman (2019-08-16). ALEC Fails to Denounce Dangerous and Racist Views of Its Leaders and Members. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/matt-shea-900×508.jpeg

Derek Royden (2019-08-16). Ideas from hell: The far right's weaponized conspiracy theories. nationofchange.org Since the end of April, there have been three mass shootings that can be directly tied to white nationalism. The victims of these white supremacist terrorist attacks were almost all from minority communities, including Jewish people at a synagogue in Poway, California, Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand and most recently Latinx people …

teleSUR (2019-08-16). Brazil: Supreme Court Judges Sergio Moro's Lack of Impartiality. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Supreme Court (STF) will judge the lack of impartiality of former judge Sergio Moro in conducting trials against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has remained a political prisoner since April 7, 2018. | RELATED: | Students Strike, Protest Across Brazil as Moro Orders Crackdown | From August 16 to August 22, the STF judges w…

Staff (2019-08-16). Walmart Employees Organize for Gun Safety at Work. truthout.org | | When a white-supremacist gunman armed with a semi-automatic assault weapon walked into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3 and killed 22 people in a shooting spree targeting Latinx people, it was just the latest incident of gun violence to take place in a Walmart store. | A few days before the El Paso massacre, two people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart in Southaven, Mi…

susan_p (2019-08-16). White terrorism in the US — through the lens of Dayton, Ohio. greenleft.org.au mass shootings Jonathan LockhartIssue 1233 United States Ku Klux Klan White Supremacy gun violenceI was born and raised i…

Staff (2019-08-16). The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres. democracynow.org Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving forces behind this land theft were legal and originated in federal policies, as documented by Vann Newkirk, staff writer at Th…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-08-16). Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common. counterpunch.org Writing under the title of "If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim", Moustafa Bayoumi stated the obvious. "If the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim," Bayoumi wrote in the British Guardian newspaper on August 6, US President Donald Trump "would be lobbing accusations such as 'Islam hates us' in the direction of Muslims More

susan_p (2019-08-16). Bulgaria: Jock Palfreeman denied parole. greenleft.org.au Andy FlemingIssue 1233 Bulgaria Jock Palfreeman Bulgarian Prisoners Rehabilitation Association (BPRA)Anti-fascist activist Jock Palfreeman was denied parole on July 17 on his 20-year prison sentence for murder in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Al Neal (2019-08-15). Talks break down between Women's Soccer and Federation over pay equity. peoplesworld.org After three days, mediated talks between World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation, aimed at settling their equal pay dispute, came to a crashing end. The USWNT's gender discrimination and equal pay lawsuit will now likely head to jury trial following the breakdown in New York. "We entered this …

Janine Jackson (2019-08-15). 'Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia' – CounterSpin interview with Ruha Benjamin on racism and technology. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Ruha Benjamin about racism and technology for the August 9, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Staff (2019-08-15). Henry Giroux: Now Is the Time to Break the Spectacle of Ignorance and Violence. truthout.org | | This is the 31st in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with Henry A. Giroux, a renowned public intellectual, author, and critical educator, who currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest at McMaster University. Giroux is the author of many books, including, most recently, American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism (2018) and The Terror of the Unforeseen…

ACLU (2019-08-15). The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person. aclu.org How our workplaces and healthcare system create barriers to breastfeeding. | The fight to protect individual choices about reproductive care, including breastfeeding, is an ongoing battle. The central lesson of the reproductive justice movement is that choice means little without access. That lesson applies equally to breastfeeding. | Though laws, in the workplace and other contexts, are in place to protect the right to breastfeed, many low-income women and w…

Elie Mystal (2019-08-15). Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans. thenation.com Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans…

WSWS (2019-08-15). India's unprecedented lockdown of Kashmir in eleventh day. wsws.org India's Hindu supremacist BJP government has imposed a brutal lockdown to suppress mass opposition to its subjecting Indian-held Kashmir to permanent central government domination.

commondreams (2019-08-15). Criticism of Israeli Government's Policies Are Free Speech, Not Anti-Semitism. commondreams.org ______________________________…

splcenter (2019-08-15). SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs. splcenter.org A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.

susan_p (2019-08-15). Letter from the US: White supremacist terror unleashed. greenleft.org.au Barry SheppardIssue 1233 United States US mass shootings gun control White Supremacy Donald Trump's racismThree…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-08-15). 'Perfect Illustration of Israel's Racist Apartheid Policies': Netanyahu Denounced for Barring Muslim Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib. commondreams.org "It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the U.S. government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/tlaib_omar_0.jpg

RT (2019-08-14). Peak PC logic: To shield students from 'offensive' image, activists opt to censor anti-racist mural. rt.com Who would ever have thought it would be liberal students and activists leading the charge to have an anti-racism mural removed from public view at an institute of education?

RT (2019-08-14). 2020 Democrats double down on diversity — or do they? rt.com Democrats vying to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election are insisting he's a racist and a bigot, while they represent diversity and the future of America. How is that working out for them?

Fight Back (2019-08-14). Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-14). Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity. venezuelanalysis.com The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.

Timothy Malone (2019-08-14). Fetishisizing White Supremacy. dissidentvoice.org "White Supremacy" has captured the nation's attention. On August 3, a white supremacist mass shooter left 22 dead in El Paso. On Wednesday August 7, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker made speeches referencing White Supremacy. That same day, Fox host Tucker Carlson announced he is 'going on vacation,' after claiming that White Supremacy …

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-08-14). Brother Says He Reported White Nationalist State Department Official to the FBI. splcenter.org The brother of white nationalist U.S. State Department Official Matthew Q. Gebert reported him to the FBI in July over concerns about his radicalization, he told Hatewatch.

Staff (2019-08-14). "River of Fire": In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions. democracynow.org The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in December. The federal government has executed just three people since 1963 — the last being in 2003. The death penalty is widely condemned by national governments, international bodies and human rights groups across the world. Experts say capital punishment does not help deter homicides and that errors and racism in the…

patrick (2019-08-14). BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide. bdsmovement.net BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Gary Leupp (2019-08-13). MSNBC and the Next Election: Racism is the Issue. dissidentvoice.org After Donald Trump unexpectedly won the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media they shape sought to explain the disaster as a result of Russian meddling. Such meddling, which had been alleged for months, was documented in an (unconvincing) intelligence report prepared by the lame-duck Obama administration, made public Jan. 6, 2017; Congress followed …

splcenter (2019-08-13). SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants. splcenter.org The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.

Bill Blum (2019-08-13). Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression. progressive.org Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Staff (2019-08-13). "Today the Lynch Mob Only Needs an Assault Rifle": Ibram X. Kendi on White Supremacist Violence. democracynow.org This week marks two years since white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, where a neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of antiracist protesters, killing 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer. Days later, President Trump claimed there were "very fine people on both sides." Since Charlottesville, white supremacists have committed at least 73 murders, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Just last week, a white supremacist in El Paso, Texas, opened fire in a crowded Walmart and killed 22 people. It's been described as the deadliest attack to target Latinos in modern American history. We speak with D…

Staff (2019-08-13). How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi on Why We Need to Fight Racism the Way We Fight Cancer. democracynow.org In his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist," professor Ibram X. Kendi urges readers to break out of the false framework of "racist" and "not racist," instead laying out what it means to be antiracist: viewing racial groups as equals and pushing for policies that create racial equity. Kendi says, "We can't just talk about racism as an original sin. We have to talk about racism as the original cancer, as this original disease that has been killing America."

Staff (2019-08-13). Ibram X. Kendi: IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism. democracynow.org Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tests, which are denying access to some of the best schools in New York City to black and Latino kids."

Staff (2019-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Announces New Rule to Limit and Penalize Low-Income Immigrants, Trump Slashes Endangered Species Act, Hong Kong Protesters Shut Down Airport for Second Day, Flooding, Landslides Kill Hundreds Across South and Southeast Asia, Ebola No Longer "Incurable" After Success of Experimental Treatments, Reports: Director of Mexican Migrant Shelter Kidnapped, Racist Border Patrol Agent Who Intentionally Ran Over Guatemalan Man Pleads Guilty, Friend of Dayton Shooter Says He Bought and Stored Gun Parts and Ammunition Used in Massacre, WaPo Editor Responds to Sanders Claim That Paper Writes Negative Stories Because of A…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-08-13). CPAC Down Under. dissidentvoice.org It was a time for Australian conservatives to be boring, and bore each other. CPAC, otherwise known as the Conservative Political Action Conference, had arrived in Sydney. The real entertainment bill was to be supplied by such figures as Brexiter supremo Nigel Farage and former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London, Raheem Kassam. The rest was …

patrick (2019-08-13). BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution. bdsmovement.net BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Staff (2019-08-12). What Can We Learn From the History of Struggle Against White Supremacy? therealnews.com White supremacy has a very long history in North America. We discuss its origins and the history of struggle against it with Prof. Gerald Horne, to see what we can be learnt for confronting white supremacy today…

splcenter (2019-08-12). Two Years After Charlottesville. splcenter.org page-node #main-content, | #main-content .container { | max-width: none; | margin-left: 0; | margin-right: 0; | } | #video-frame { | margin: 2em 0; | } | .view-resource-library #video-frame { | display: none; | } | @media (max-width: 800px) { | #video-frame { | height: 500px; | } | } | document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function () { | $$(".group-header").after($$("#video-frame")); | })…

splcenter (2019-08-10). Weekend Read: Neo-Nazi leader must pay more than $14 million in damages. splcenter.org A federal judge has ruled in an SPLC lawsuit that neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin must pay more than $14 million in damages for using his website to launch an antisemitic campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family.

Brian Becker (2019-08-09). El Mago Trump: el verdadero propósito del racismo y la xenofobia. liberationnews.org Trump no quiere que estas personas le echen la culpa de su sufrimiento al robo, la avaricia y la corrupción de los súper ricos y los mayores banqueros y jefes corporativos. Se protege a sí mismo y a sus amigos multimillonarios mediante el uso de tácticas fascistas para satanizar a los pueblos "minoritarios," inmigrantes y grupos socialistas.

2019-08-16: Social Media Postees

Uncle Sam was Born Lethal
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-16
One of the occupational and intellectual hazards of being a historian is that current events often seem far less new to oneself than they do to others. Recently a leftish liberal friend told me that the United States under the Donald Trump had "become a lethal society." My friend cited the neofascist Trump's: horrible family separations and concentration camps on the border; openly white-nationalist assaults on four progressive nonwhite and female Congresswomen; real and threatened roundups of undocumented immigrants; fascist-style and hate-filled "Make America Great Again" rallies; encouragement of white suprema…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/16/uncle-sam-was-born-lethal/

History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-08-16
The main conflict here — since the 1940s — has been between India and Pakistan. Disagreements are deeply rooted in the political culture of each country. The rise of the far right in India has only inflamed the conflict further. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/16/history-often-proceeds-by-jumps-and-zig-zags/

Trump uses Medicaid as weapon against disabled immigrants
John McDevitt | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-16
The administration's contempt for disabled people is only matched by its virulent racism and anti-immigrant bigotry.
liberationnews.org/trump-uses-medicaid-as-weapon-against-disabled-immigrants/

How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-16
| Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving force…
truthout.org/video/how-federal-policies-dispossessed-black-americans-of-millions-of-acres/

Trump: Racist and misogynist, but fascist? The danger of crying "wolf"
Bob Price | indybay.org | 2019-08-16
New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825504.php

Oslo mosque targeted in attempted far-right terrorist attack
wsws.org | 2019-08-16
The Norwegian political establishment has promoted the hysterical anti-immigrant atmosphere that encourages fascist attacks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/16/oslo-a16.html

That Debacle at the Border is Genocide
Susan Miller | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-16
Prepared text for at talk at Cornbread and Beans, Norman, Oklahoma. (August 9, 2019.) I'm grateful for the invitation to speak to you. I'm a Democrat and the child of Democrats, and lately, I'd vote for the yellow dog. I believe that what I'm going to talk about today is central to our mission and values…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/16/that-debacle-at-the-border-is-genocide/

Socialist Analysis "The Fight Against White Supremacy & Racist Violence"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-08-16
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/14/18825486.php

Black August Forum: Down with the Racist Prison System!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-08-16
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825505.php

ALEC Fails to Denounce Dangerous and Racist Views of Its Leaders and Members
Scott Zimmerman | commondreams.org | 2019-08-16
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/matt-shea-900×508.jpeg

Brazil: Supreme Court Judges Sergio Moro's Lack of Impartiality
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-16
Brazil's Supreme Court (STF) will judge the lack of impartiality of former judge Sergio Moro in conducting trials against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has remained a political prisoner since April 7, 2018. | RELATED: | Students Strike, Protest Across Brazil as Moro Orders Crackdown | From August 16 to August 22, the STF judges w…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Supreme-Court-Judges-Sergio-Moros-Lack-of-Impartiality-20190816-0002.html

Walmart Employees Organize for Gun Safety at Work
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-16
| When a white-supremacist gunman armed with a semi-automatic assault weapon walked into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3 and killed 22 people in a shooting spree targeting Latinx people, it was just the latest incident of gun violence to take place in a Walmart store. | A few days before the El Paso massacre, two people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart in Southaven, Mi…
truthout.org/articles/walmart-employees-organize-for-gun-safety-at-work/

Is White Supremacism a Mental Illness?
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-16
"The most noxious element of neoliberalism is the reduction of all social issues to personal responsibility." –Henry A. Giroux "Violence is one of the most fun things to watch." — Quentin Tarantino Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It's not because there's a shortage of kitchen…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/16/is-white-supremacism-a-mental-illness/

Ideas from hell: The far right's weaponized conspiracy theories
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-16
Since the end of April, there have been three mass shootings that can be directly tied to white nationalism. The victims of these white supremacist terrorist attacks were almost all from minority communities, including Jewish people at a synagogue in Poway, California, Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand and most recently Latinx people …
nationofchange.org/2019/08/16/ideas-from-hell-the-far-rights-weaponized-conspiracy-theories/

Bulgaria: Jock Palfreeman denied parole
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-16
Andy FlemingIssue 1233 Bulgaria Jock Palfreeman Bulgarian Prisoners Rehabilitation Association (BPRA)Anti-fascist activist Jock Palfreeman was denied parole on July 17 on his 20-year prison sentence for murder in Sofia, Bulgaria.
greenleft.org.au/content/bulgaria-jock-palfreeman-denied-parole

White terrorism in the US — through the lens of Dayton, Ohio
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-16
mass shootings Jonathan LockhartIssue 1233 United States Ku Klux Klan White Supremacy gun violenceI was born and raised i…
greenleft.org.au/content/white-terrorism-us-through-lens-dayton-ohio

The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-16
Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil rights struggle. This mass land dispossession, which affected 98% of black agricultural land owners, is part of the pattern of institutional racism and discrimination that has contributed to the racial wealth gap in the United States. Many of the driving forces behind this land theft were legal and originated in federal policies, as documented by Vann Newkirk, staff writer at Th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/16/vann_newkirk_great_land_robbery

'Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia' – CounterSpin interview with Ruha Benjamin on racism and technology
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-08-15
Janine Jackson interviewed Ruha Benjamin about racism and technology for the August 9, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/black-communities-are-already-living-in-a-tech-dystopia/

Henry Giroux: Now Is the Time to Break the Spectacle of Ignorance and Violence
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-15
| This is the 31st in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with Henry A. Giroux, a renowned public intellectual, author, and critical educator, who currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest at McMaster University. Giroux is the author of many books, including, most recently, American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism (2018) and The Terror of the Unforeseen…
truthout.org/articles/henry-giroux-now-is-the-time-to-break-the-spectacle-of-ignorance-and-violence/

Talks break down between Women's Soccer and Federation over pay equity
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-15
After three days, mediated talks between World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation, aimed at settling their equal pay dispute, came to a crashing end. The USWNT's gender discrimination and equal pay lawsuit will now likely head to jury trial following the breakdown in New York. "We entered this …
peoplesworld.org/article/talks-break-down-between-womens-soccer-and-federation-over-pay-equity/

The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person
aclu.org | 2019-08-15
How our workplaces and healthcare system create barriers to breastfeeding. | The fight to protect individual choices about reproductive care, including breastfeeding, is an ongoing battle. The central lesson of the reproductive justice movement is that choice means little without access. That lesson applies equally to breastfeeding. | Though laws, in the workplace and other contexts, are in place to protect the right to breastfeed, many low-income women and w…
aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/pregnancy-and-parenting-discrimination/challenges-breastfeeding-black-person

Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist–and Not that Different From Other Republicans
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-08-15
Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist–and Not that Different From Other Republicans…
thenation.com/article/steve-king-republican-abortion/

India's unprecedented lockdown of Kashmir in eleventh day
wsws.org | 2019-08-15
India's Hindu supremacist BJP government has imposed a brutal lockdown to suppress mass opposition to its subjecting Indian-held Kashmir to permanent central government domination.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/15/kash-a15.html

Criticism of Israeli Government's Policies Are Free Speech, Not Anti-Semitism
commondreams.org | 2019-08-15
______________________________…
commondreams.org/newswire/2019/08/15/criticism-israeli-governments-policies-are-free-speech-not-anti-semitism?cd-origin=rss

SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs
splcenter.org | 2019-08-15
A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/15/splc-publishes-opportunity-costs-unequal-justice-alabamas-community-corrections-programs

Letter from the US: White supremacist terror unleashed
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-15
Barry SheppardIssue 1233 United States US mass shootings gun control White Supremacy Donald Trump's racismThree…
greenleft.org.au/content/letter-us-white-supremacist-terror-unleashed

'Perfect Illustration of Israel's Racist Apartheid Policies': Netanyahu Denounced for Barring Muslim Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-15
"It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the U.S. government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/tlaib_omar_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/15/perfect-illustration-israels-racist-apartheid-policies-netanyahu-denounced-barring?cd-origin=rss

BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-14
BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-condemns-antisemitic-fascist-forces-germany-and-worldwide

Peak PC logic: To shield students from 'offensive' image, activists opt to censor anti-racist mural
rt.com | 2019-08-14
Who would ever have thought it would be liberal students and activists leading the charge to have an anti-racism mural removed from public view at an institute of education? | …
rt.com/usa/466509-george-washington-mural-censorship/

Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-14
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/14/philippines-proposal-revive-anti-subversion-law

2020 Democrats double down on diversity — or do they?
rt.com | 2019-08-14
Democrats vying to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election are insisting he's a racist and a bigot, while they represent diversity and the future of America. How is that working out for them? | …
rt.com/usa/466508-democrats-2020-diversity-polls/

Fetishisizing White Supremacy
Timothy Malone | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-14
"White Supremacy" has captured the nation's attention. On August 3, a white supremacist mass shooter left 22 dead in El Paso. On Wednesday August 7, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker made speeches referencing White Supremacy. That same day, Fox host Tucker Carlson announced he is 'going on vacation,' after claiming that White Supremacy …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/fetishisizing-white-supremacy/

Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-14
The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14628

Brother Says He Reported White Nationalist State Department Official to the FBI
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-08-14
The brother of white nationalist U.S. State Department Official Matthew Q. Gebert reported him to the FBI in July over concerns about his radicalization, he told Hatewatch.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/14/brother-says-he-reported-white-nationalist-state-department-official-fbi

"River of Fire": In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-14
The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in December. The federal government has executed just three people since 1963 — the last being in 2003. The death penalty is widely condemned by national governments, international bodies and human rights groups across the world. Experts say capital punishment does not help deter homicides and that errors and racism in the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/14/sister_helen_prejean_federal_death_penalty

SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants
splcenter.org | 2019-08-13
The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/13/splc-joins-brief-opposing-kansas-law-targeting-immigrants

MSNBC and the Next Election: Racism is the Issue
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
After Donald Trump unexpectedly won the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media they shape sought to explain the disaster as a result of Russian meddling. Such meddling, which had been alleged for months, was documented in an (unconvincing) intelligence report prepared by the lame-duck Obama administration, made public Jan. 6, 2017; Congress followed …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/msnbc-and-the-next-election-racism-is-the-issue/

BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-13
BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-movement-condemns-us-congress-anti-bds-resolution

Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression
Bill Blum | progressive.org | 2019-08-13
Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
progressive.org/dispatches/unequal-justice-john-roberts-dark-legacy-of-voter-suppression-blum-190812/

Ibram X. Kendi: IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tests, which are denying access to some of the best schools in New York City to black and Latino kids."
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_intelligence_tests_education

How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi on Why We Need to Fight Racism the Way We Fight Cancer
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
In his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist," professor Ibram X. Kendi urges readers to break out of the false framework of "racist" and "not racist," instead laying out what it means to be antiracist: viewing racial groups as equals and pushing for policies that create racial equity. Kendi says, "We can't just talk about racism as an original sin. We have to talk about racism as the original cancer, as this original disease that has been killing America."
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_class_race_capitalism

"Today the Lynch Mob Only Needs an Assault Rifle": Ibram X. Kendi on White Supremacist Violence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
This week marks two years since white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, where a neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of antiracist protesters, killing 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer. Days later, President Trump claimed there were "very fine people on both sides." Since Charlottesville, white supremacists have committed at least 73 murders, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Just last week, a white supremacist in El Paso, Texas, opened fire in a crowded Walmart and killed 22 people. It's been described as the deadliest attack to target Latinos in modern American history. We speak with D…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_guns_in_america

CPAC Down Under
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
It was a time for Australian conservatives to be boring, and bore each other. CPAC, otherwise known as the Conservative Political Action Conference, had arrived in Sydney. The real entertainment bill was to be supplied by such figures as Brexiter supremo Nigel Farage and former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London, Raheem Kassam. The rest was …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/cpac-down-under/

What Can We Learn From the History of Struggle Against White Supremacy?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-12
White supremacy has a very long history in North America. We discuss its origins and the history of struggle against it with Prof. Gerald Horne, to see what we can be learnt for confronting white supremacy today…
therealnews.com/stories/what-can-we-learn-from-the-history-of-struggle-against-white-supremacism

Two Years After Charlottesville
splcenter.org | 2019-08-12
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splcenter.org/charlottesville

Weekend Read: Neo-Nazi leader must pay more than $14 million in damages
splcenter.org | 2019-08-10
A federal judge has ruled in an SPLC lawsuit that neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin must pay more than $14 million in damages for using his website to launch an antisemitic campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/10/weekend-read-neo-nazi-leader-must-pay-more-14-million-damages

El Mago Trump: el verdadero propósito del racismo y la xenofobia
Brian Becker | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-09
Trump no quiere que estas personas le echen la culpa de su sufrimiento al robo, la avaricia y la corrupción de los súper ricos y los mayores banqueros y jefes corporativos. Se protege a sí mismo y a sus amigos multimillonarios mediante el uso de tácticas fascistas para satanizar a los pueblos "minoritarios," inmigrantes y grupos socialistas.
liberationnews.org/el-mago-trump-el-verdadero-proposito-del-racismo-y-la-xenofobia/

White Nationalist State Department Official Surfaces in Photographs
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-08-09
Hatewatch has obtained images of Matthew Q. Gebert, a State Department official who is involved in the white nationalist movement.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/09/white-nationalist-state-department-official-surfaces-photographs

Over 132,400 Opposed Trump's Anti-Trans Health Care Plan
aclu.org | 2019-08-09
A proposed rule would undermine protections for transgender people and others facing discriminatory denials of health care and insurance coverage. | The Trump Administration has shown it will stop at nothing to undermine access to health care for marginalized communities. Most recently, the Administration has proposed to undermine critical protections against sex discrimination in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Care Rights Law. Instead of combatting discrimination in accessing health care a…
aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/transgender-rights/over-132400-opposed-trumps-anti-trans-health-care-plan

SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids
splcenter.org | 2019-08-08
Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC's Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:…
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/07/splc-statement-mississippi-immigration-raids

2019-08-15: News Headlines

Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz (2019-08-15). What an American Terrorist Looks Like. commondreams.org The rise in these public-place mass shootings and extremist violence correlates with the rise in rhetoric on White supremacy, xenophobia, and misogyny. (Photo: YES! Infographic by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/angry.jpeg

Janine Jackson (2019-08-15). 'Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia' – CounterSpin interview with Ruha Benjamin on racism and technology. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Ruha Benjamin about racism and technology for the August 9, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Al Neal (2019-08-15). Talks break down between Women's Soccer and Federation over pay equity. peoplesworld.org After three days, mediated talks between World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation, aimed at settling their equal pay dispute, came to a crashing end. The USWNT's gender discrimination and equal pay lawsuit will now likely head to jury trial following the breakdown in New York. "We entered this …

Staff (2019-08-15). Henry Giroux: Now Is the Time to Break the Spectacle of Ignorance and Violence. truthout.org | | This is the 31st in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with Henry A. Giroux, a renowned public intellectual, author, and critical educator, who currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest at McMaster University. Giroux is the author of many books, including, most recently, American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism (2018) and The Terror of the Unforeseen…

Bob Price (2019-08-15). Trump: Racist and misogynist, but fascist? The danger of crying "wolf" indybay.org New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street, San Francisco…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-08-15). Black August Forum: Down with the Racist Prison System! indybay.org 2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-08-15). Socialist Analysis "The Fight Against White Supremacy & Racist Violence" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

Elie Mystal (2019-08-15). Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans. thenation.com Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans…

Yemeni Alliance Committee (2019-08-15). End the Genocide in #Yemen. indybay.org Outside Federal Building — office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi | 90 7th St. | San Francisco, CA 94103…

WSWS (2019-08-15). India's unprecedented lockdown of Kashmir in eleventh day. wsws.org India's Hindu supremacist BJP government has imposed a brutal lockdown to suppress mass opposition to its subjecting Indian-held Kashmir to permanent central government domination.

commondreams (2019-08-15). Criticism of Israeli Government's Policies Are Free Speech, Not Anti-Semitism. commondreams.org ______________________________…

ACLU (2019-08-15). The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person. aclu.org How our workplaces and healthcare system create barriers to breastfeeding. | The fight to protect individual choices about reproductive care, including breastfeeding, is an ongoing battle. The central lesson of the reproductive justice movement is that choice means little without access. That lesson applies equally to breastfeeding. | Though laws, in the workplace and other contexts, are in place to protect the right to breastfeed, many low-income women and w…

splcenter (2019-08-15). SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs. splcenter.org A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-08-15). 'Perfect Illustration of Israel's Racist Apartheid Policies': Netanyahu Denounced for Barring Muslim Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib. commondreams.org "It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the U.S. government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/tlaib_omar_0.jpg

Monica Moorehead (2019-08-14). A revolutionary understanding of the national question. workers.org Monica Moorehead at Reclaim Pride demonstration in New York, June 2019. This article is based on a talk given at a July 25 Workers World Party meeting in New York City that addressed the theme "Fighting against Racism and for National Sovereignty." This talk will not give a blow-by-blow account . . . | Continue reading A revolutionary understanding of the national question at Workers.org

RT (2019-08-14). Peak PC logic: To shield students from 'offensive' image, activists opt to censor anti-racist mural. rt.com Who would ever have thought it would be liberal students and activists leading the charge to have an anti-racism mural removed from public view at an institute of education?

RT (2019-08-14). 2020 Democrats double down on diversity — or do they? rt.com Democrats vying to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election are insisting he's a racist and a bigot, while they represent diversity and the future of America. How is that working out for them?

Victor Grossman (2019-08-14). Warnings ancient and modern. mronline.org Before the Berlin Wall was torn down we all made sarcastic jokes about its official designation by East German (GDR) party leaders as "anti-fascist protective barrier". But hearing racist ranting by AfD leaders now hoping for victories and seeing gangs of marching thugs with barely—paraphrased Nazi slogans, from East Berlin to southern Saxony, we must […] | Source

teleSUR (2019-08-14). New Zealand Man Accused of Mosque Shootings Sent Racist Letters. telesurenglish.net The Australian white supremacist accused of terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people in March, has written several letters from jail expressing his racist political and social views, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to say that should never have been allowed. | RELATED: | Norway Mosque Attacker Inspired by El Paso, New Zealand Attacks: Report | "I think every New Zealander would have an expectation that this individual should not be able…

teleSUR (2019-08-14). It's Not Anti-Semitic to Criticize Israel: Bernie Sanders. telesurenglish.net To criticize the Israeli government does not make you antisemitic, United States Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire Wednesday. | RELATED: | 'United Struggle Against United Oppressors': Pro-Palestine BDS Stands in Solidarity With Kashmir | During the meeting, an audience member commented she felt "really let down by politicians who only represent a Jewish voice that is completely uncrit…

Timothy Malone (2019-08-14). Fetishisizing White Supremacy. dissidentvoice.org "White Supremacy" has captured the nation's attention. On August 3, a white supremacist mass shooter left 22 dead in El Paso. On Wednesday August 7, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker made speeches referencing White Supremacy. That same day, Fox host Tucker Carlson announced he is 'going on vacation,' after claiming that White Supremacy …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-14). Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity. venezuelanalysis.com The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-08-14). Brother Says He Reported White Nationalist State Department Official to the FBI. splcenter.org The brother of white nationalist U.S. State Department Official Matthew Q. Gebert reported him to the FBI in July over concerns about his radicalization, he told Hatewatch.

Fight Back (2019-08-14). Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…

Staff (2019-08-14). "River of Fire": In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions. democracynow.org The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in December. The federal government has executed just three people since 1963 — the last being in 2003. The death penalty is widely condemned by national governments, international bodies and human rights groups across the world. Experts say capital punishment does not help deter homicides and that errors and racism in the…

patrick (2019-08-14). BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide. bdsmovement.net BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

RT (2019-08-13). Previous blackface wearers were punished for racism, Silverman was punished for satire. That's worse. rt.com It's one thing when political correctness commissars hunt down racist incidents, however trivial, accidental or ancient. But firing a comedian for examining race relations in America crosses the line into cultural totalitarianism.

Gary Leupp (2019-08-13). MSNBC and the Next Election: Racism is the Issue. dissidentvoice.org After Donald Trump unexpectedly won the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media they shape sought to explain the disaster as a result of Russian meddling. Such meddling, which had been alleged for months, was documented in an (unconvincing) intelligence report prepared by the lame-duck Obama administration, made public Jan. 6, 2017; Congress followed …

splcenter (2019-08-13). SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants. splcenter.org The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.

Bill Blum (2019-08-13). Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression. progressive.org Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Staff (2019-08-13). How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi on Why We Need to Fight Racism the Way We Fight Cancer. democracynow.org In his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist," professor Ibram X. Kendi urges readers to break out of the false framework of "racist" and "not racist," instead laying out what it means to be antiracist: viewing racial groups as equals and pushing for policies that create racial equity. Kendi says, "We can't just talk about racism as an original sin. We have to talk about racism as the original cancer, as this original disease that has been killing America."

Staff (2019-08-13). Ibram X. Kendi: IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism. democracynow.org Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tests, which are denying access to some of the best schools in New York City to black and Latino kids."

Staff (2019-08-13). "Today the Lynch Mob Only Needs an Assault Rifle": Ibram X. Kendi on White Supremacist Violence. democracynow.org This week marks two years since white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, where a neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of antiracist protesters, killing 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer. Days later, President Trump claimed there were "very fine people on both sides." Since Charlottesville, white supremacists have committed at least 73 murders, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Just last week, a white supremacist in El Paso, Texas, opened fire in a crowded Walmart and killed 22 people. It's been described as the deadliest attack to target Latinos in modern American history. We speak with D…

Staff (2019-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Announces New Rule to Limit and Penalize Low-Income Immigrants, Trump Slashes Endangered Species Act, Hong Kong Protesters Shut Down Airport for Second Day, Flooding, Landslides Kill Hundreds Across South and Southeast Asia, Ebola No Longer "Incurable" After Success of Experimental Treatments, Reports: Director of Mexican Migrant Shelter Kidnapped, Racist Border Patrol Agent Who Intentionally Ran Over Guatemalan Man Pleads Guilty, Friend of Dayton Shooter Says He Bought and Stored Gun Parts and Ammunition Used in Massacre, WaPo Editor Responds to Sanders Claim That Paper Writes Negative Stories Because of A…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-08-13). CPAC Down Under. dissidentvoice.org It was a time for Australian conservatives to be boring, and bore each other. CPAC, otherwise known as the Conservative Political Action Conference, had arrived in Sydney. The real entertainment bill was to be supplied by such figures as Brexiter supremo Nigel Farage and former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London, Raheem Kassam. The rest was …

patrick (2019-08-13). BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution. bdsmovement.net BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Staff (2019-08-12). What Can We Learn From the History of Struggle Against White Supremacy? therealnews.com White supremacy has a very long history in North America. We discuss its origins and the history of struggle against it with Prof. Gerald Horne, to see what we can be learnt for confronting white supremacy today…

splcenter (2019-08-12). Two Years After Charlottesville. splcenter.org page-node #main-content, | #main-content .container { | max-width: none; | margin-left: 0; | margin-right: 0; | } | #video-frame { | margin: 2em 0; | } | .view-resource-library #video-frame { | display: none; | } | @media (max-width: 800px) { | #video-frame { | height: 500px; | } | } | document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function () { | $$(".group-header").after($$("#video-frame")); | })…

splcenter (2019-08-10). Weekend Read: Neo-Nazi leader must pay more than $14 million in damages. splcenter.org A federal judge has ruled in an SPLC lawsuit that neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin must pay more than $14 million in damages for using his website to launch an antisemitic campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family.

Brian Becker (2019-08-09). El Mago Trump: el verdadero propósito del racismo y la xenofobia. liberationnews.org Trump no quiere que estas personas le echen la culpa de su sufrimiento al robo, la avaricia y la corrupción de los súper ricos y los mayores banqueros y jefes corporativos. Se protege a sí mismo y a sus amigos multimillonarios mediante el uso de tácticas fascistas para satanizar a los pueblos "minoritarios," inmigrantes y grupos socialistas.

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-08-09). White Nationalist State Department Official Surfaces in Photographs. splcenter.org Hatewatch has obtained images of Matthew Q. Gebert, a State Department official who is involved in the white nationalist movement.

ACLU (2019-08-09). Over 132,400 Opposed Trump's Anti-Trans Health Care Plan. aclu.org A proposed rule would undermine protections for transgender people and others facing discriminatory denials of health care and insurance coverage. | The Trump Administration has shown it will stop at nothing to undermine access to health care for marginalized communities. Most recently, the Administration has proposed to undermine critical protections against sex discrimination in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Care Rights Law. Instead of combatting discrimination in accessing health care a…

Sapphira Lurie (2019-08-08). Fordham U students win fight to have Palestine rights club. liberationnews.org On Aug. 5, Justice Nancy Bannon of the Supreme Court of the State of New York annulled Fordham University's decision to ban Students for Justice in Palestine from its campus.

splcenter (2019-08-08). SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids. splcenter.org Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC's Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:…

splcenter (2019-08-08). Judge: Neo-Nazi must pay more than $14 million to Jewish woman targeted by harassment campaign. splcenter.org A federal judge adopted a recommendation that the publisher of a major neo-Nazi website must pay more than $14 million in damages to a Jewish woman targeted for a relentless barrage of antisemitic threats and messages by the neo-Nazi and his followers.

Trevor Timm (2019-08-08). Brazil Supreme Court Minister Rules to Protect Press Freedom for Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept. theintercept.com In a crucial victory for press freedom in Brazil, Minister Gilmar Mendes, a member of Brazil's Supreme Court, has barred the Bolsonaro administration and Justice Minister Sergio Moro from investigating The Intercept Brasil and journalist Glenn Greenwald for its reporting on unethical and potentially illegal conduct involving Moro. | Mendes, in a sweeping decision, wrote that any attempt to investigate journalists…

Staff (2019-08-08). Headlines for August 8, 2019. democracynow.org U.N. Scientists Warn Rapid Global Warming Threatens Food Supply, 680 Mississippi Poultry Workers Arrested in Massive Immigration Raid, ICE Raids Targeted Company Whose Workers Won Discrimination Lawsuit, Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso, Sites of Weekend Mass Shootings, El Paso Protesters Link Trump's Racist Rhetoric to Gunman's Manifesto, Trump Supporter with Loaded Pistol, Knife Arrested Outside El Paso Immigrant Center, Trump Suggests Antifa Shares Equal Blame for Deadly Violence, Democratic Presidential Candidates Say Trump Enables White Supremacists, SPLC: State Department Employee Secretly Worked as White Na…

Trevor Aaronson (2019-08-08). Why New Laws Against White Supremacist Violence Are the Wrong Response to El Paso. theintercept.com The notion that existing terrorism laws apply only to those who commit violence on behalf of groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS is flat-out false.

Fight Back (2019-08-07). Milwaukee: Vigil Against Hate remembers victims of mass shootings. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On August 5, a variety of non-profit and local religious organizations hosted a Vigil Against Hate, in remembrance of those killed in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett made an appearance, along with a few other local politicians. Around 100 people showed up to the vigil to express solidarity with victims of white supremacist violence, which is impressive given the fact that the event was organized in 24 hours. | Most notably, there was a large Sikh presence; many of them being previous victims of white supremacist violence in 20…

Staff (2019-08-07). Headlines for August 7, 2019. democracynow.org Dems and Grieving Communities Voice Resistance to Trump Visits to El Paso and Dayton, FBI Investigating Gilroy Mass Shooting as Domestic Terror, Dems Call on Congressional Leaders to Pass Bills Addressing White Supremacy, Civil Rights Groups Rally Against Gun Violence and White Supremacy at White House, Walmart Workers Plan Walkout to Protest Gun Sales, Toni Morrison, Visionary Author and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 88, Nigerian Journalist and Political Activist Omoyele Sowore Arrested After Calling for Revolution, U.S Warns Turkey Against Syria Attacking Kurdish Forces in Syria, 25% of World's Population Under "Extr…

2019-08-15: Social Media Postees

'Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia' – CounterSpin interview with Ruha Benjamin on racism and technology
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-08-15
Janine Jackson interviewed Ruha Benjamin about racism and technology for the August 9, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/black-communities-are-already-living-in-a-tech-dystopia/

Henry Giroux: Now Is the Time to Break the Spectacle of Ignorance and Violence
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-15
| This is the 31st in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with Henry A. Giroux, a renowned public intellectual, author, and critical educator, who currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest at McMaster University. Giroux is the author of many books, including, most recently, American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism (2018) and The Terror of the Unforeseen…
truthout.org/articles/henry-giroux-now-is-the-time-to-break-the-spectacle-of-ignorance-and-violence/

Black August Forum: Down with the Racist Prison System!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-08-15
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825505.php

Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist–and Not that Different From Other Republicans
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-08-15
Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist–and Not that Different From Other Republicans…
thenation.com/article/steve-king-republican-abortion/

Trump: Racist and misogynist, but fascist? The danger of crying "wolf"
Bob Price | indybay.org | 2019-08-15
New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825504.php

Socialist Analysis "The Fight Against White Supremacy & Racist Violence"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-08-15
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/14/18825486.php

End the Genocide in #Yemen
Yemeni Alliance Committee | indybay.org | 2019-08-15
Outside Federal Building — office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi | 90 7th St. | San Francisco, CA 94103…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/13/18825458.php

What an American Terrorist Looks Like
Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz | commondreams.org | 2019-08-15
The rise in these public-place mass shootings and extremist violence correlates with the rise in rhetoric on White supremacy, xenophobia, and misogyny. (Photo: YES! Infographic by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/angry.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/08/15/what-american-terrorist-looks?cd-origin=rss

India's unprecedented lockdown of Kashmir in eleventh day
wsws.org | 2019-08-15
India's Hindu supremacist BJP government has imposed a brutal lockdown to suppress mass opposition to its subjecting Indian-held Kashmir to permanent central government domination.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/15/kash-a15.html

Criticism of Israeli Government's Policies Are Free Speech, Not Anti-Semitism
commondreams.org | 2019-08-15
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/08/15/criticism-israeli-governments-policies-are-free-speech-not-anti-semitism?cd-origin=rss

Talks break down between Women's Soccer and Federation over pay equity
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-15
After three days, mediated talks between World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation, aimed at settling their equal pay dispute, came to a crashing end. The USWNT's gender discrimination and equal pay lawsuit will now likely head to jury trial following the breakdown in New York. "We entered this …
peoplesworld.org/article/talks-break-down-between-womens-soccer-and-federation-over-pay-equity/

The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person
aclu.org | 2019-08-15
How our workplaces and healthcare system create barriers to breastfeeding. | The fight to protect individual choices about reproductive care, including breastfeeding, is an ongoing battle. The central lesson of the reproductive justice movement is that choice means little without access. That lesson applies equally to breastfeeding. | Though laws, in the workplace and other contexts, are in place to protect the right to breastfeed, many low-income women and w…
aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/pregnancy-and-parenting-discrimination/challenges-breastfeeding-black-person

SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama's Community Corrections Programs
splcenter.org | 2019-08-15
A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama's community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state's prisons.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/15/splc-publishes-opportunity-costs-unequal-justice-alabamas-community-corrections-programs

'Perfect Illustration of Israel's Racist Apartheid Policies': Netanyahu Denounced for Barring Muslim Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-15
"It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the U.S. government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/tlaib_omar_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/15/perfect-illustration-israels-racist-apartheid-policies-netanyahu-denounced-barring?cd-origin=rss

Peak PC logic: To shield students from 'offensive' image, activists opt to censor anti-racist mural
rt.com | 2019-08-14
Who would ever have thought it would be liberal students and activists leading the charge to have an anti-racism mural removed from public view at an institute of education? | …
rt.com/usa/466509-george-washington-mural-censorship/

A revolutionary understanding of the national question
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-08-14
Monica Moorehead at Reclaim Pride demonstration in New York, June 2019. This article is based on a talk given at a July 25 Workers World Party meeting in New York City that addressed the theme "Fighting against Racism and for National Sovereignty." This talk will not give a blow-by-blow account . . . | Continue reading A revolutionary understanding of the national question at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/14/a-revolutionary-understanding-of-the-national-question/

BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-14
BDS condemns antisemitic, fascist forces in Germany and worldwide: BNC StatementOur nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination. | Right To BoycottAugust 14, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-condemns-antisemitic-fascist-forces-germany-and-worldwide

Warnings ancient and modern
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2019-08-14
Before the Berlin Wall was torn down we all made sarcastic jokes about its official designation by East German (GDR) party leaders as "anti-fascist protective barrier". But hearing racist ranting by AfD leaders now hoping for victories and seeing gangs of marching thugs with barely–paraphrased Nazi slogans, from East Berlin to southern Saxony, we must […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/14/warnings-ancient-and-modern/

New Zealand Man Accused of Mosque Shootings Sent Racist Letters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-14
The Australian white supremacist accused of terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people in March, has written several letters from jail expressing his racist political and social views, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to say that should never have been allowed. | RELATED: | Norway Mosque Attacker Inspired by El Paso, New Zealand Attacks: Report | "I think every New Zealander would have an expectation that this individual should not be able…
telesurenglish.net/news/New-Zealand-Man-Accused-of-Mosque-Shootings-Sent-Racist-Letters-20190814-0025.html

2020 Democrats double down on diversity — or do they?
rt.com | 2019-08-14
Democrats vying to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election are insisting he's a racist and a bigot, while they represent diversity and the future of America. How is that working out for them? | …
rt.com/usa/466508-democrats-2020-diversity-polls/

It's Not Anti-Semitic to Criticize Israel: Bernie Sanders
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-14
To criticize the Israeli government does not make you antisemitic, United States Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire Wednesday. | RELATED: | 'United Struggle Against United Oppressors': Pro-Palestine BDS Stands in Solidarity With Kashmir | During the meeting, an audience member commented she felt "really let down by politicians who only represent a Jewish voice that is completely uncrit…
telesurenglish.net/news/Not-AntiSemitic-to-Criticize-Israel-Bernie-Sanders-20190814-0018.html

Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-14
The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14628

Fetishisizing White Supremacy
Timothy Malone | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-14
"White Supremacy" has captured the nation's attention. On August 3, a white supremacist mass shooter left 22 dead in El Paso. On Wednesday August 7, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker made speeches referencing White Supremacy. That same day, Fox host Tucker Carlson announced he is 'going on vacation,' after claiming that White Supremacy …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/fetishisizing-white-supremacy/

Brother Says He Reported White Nationalist State Department Official to the FBI
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-08-14
The brother of white nationalist U.S. State Department Official Matthew Q. Gebert reported him to the FBI in July over concerns about his radicalization, he told Hatewatch.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/14/brother-says-he-reported-white-nationalist-state-department-official-fbi

Philippines: On the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-14
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 14 statement by Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant. | The proposal of General Ano, secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, is one more manifestation of the frenzied drive of the tyrannical Duterte regime to impose a thoroughgoing fascist dictatorship on the people in a vain attempt to end the armed revolutionary movement as well as the broad legal opposition through red-tagging, harassments, threats, abductions and murders. | In line with the Duterte tyranny, the most vi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/14/philippines-proposal-revive-anti-subversion-law

"River of Fire": In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-14
The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five death row prisoners beginning in December. The federal government has executed just three people since 1963 — the last being in 2003. The death penalty is widely condemned by national governments, international bodies and human rights groups across the world. Experts say capital punishment does not help deter homicides and that errors and racism in the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/14/sister_helen_prejean_federal_death_penalty

SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants
splcenter.org | 2019-08-13
The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/13/splc-joins-brief-opposing-kansas-law-targeting-immigrants

Previous blackface wearers were punished for racism, Silverman was punished for satire. That's worse
rt.com | 2019-08-13
It's one thing when political correctness commissars hunt down racist incidents, however trivial, accidental or ancient. But firing a comedian for examining race relations in America crosses the line into cultural totalitarianism. | …
rt.com/news/466409-sarah-silverman-blackface-freedom/

MSNBC and the Next Election: Racism is the Issue
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
After Donald Trump unexpectedly won the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media they shape sought to explain the disaster as a result of Russian meddling. Such meddling, which had been alleged for months, was documented in an (unconvincing) intelligence report prepared by the lame-duck Obama administration, made public Jan. 6, 2017; Congress followed …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/msnbc-and-the-next-election-racism-is-the-issue/

BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-13
BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/bds-movement-condemns-us-congress-anti-bds-resolution

Unequal Justice: John Roberts' Dark Legacy of Voter Suppression
Bill Blum | progressive.org | 2019-08-13
Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
progressive.org/dispatches/unequal-justice-john-roberts-dark-legacy-of-voter-suppression-blum-190812/

Ibram X. Kendi: IQ Tests, SAT Scores and Other "Intelligence" Tests Propagate Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
Author and professor Ibram X. Kendi joins us to discuss his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." He talks about the racist development of intelligence tests that blatantly discriminate against people of color under a veneer of scientific objectivity. "Even when we talk about antiracism, when most people think of who needs to be an antiracist, they think of Southerners. They think of people who voted for Trump," says Kendi. "They don't think of people who are advocating for the maintenance of these tests, which are denying access to some of the best schools in New York City to black and Latino kids."
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_intelligence_tests_education

How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi on Why We Need to Fight Racism the Way We Fight Cancer
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
In his new book, "How to Be an Antiracist," professor Ibram X. Kendi urges readers to break out of the false framework of "racist" and "not racist," instead laying out what it means to be antiracist: viewing racial groups as equals and pushing for policies that create racial equity. Kendi says, "We can't just talk about racism as an original sin. We have to talk about racism as the original cancer, as this original disease that has been killing America."
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_class_race_capitalism

"Today the Lynch Mob Only Needs an Assault Rifle": Ibram X. Kendi on White Supremacist Violence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-13
This week marks two years since white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, where a neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of antiracist protesters, killing 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer. Days later, President Trump claimed there were "very fine people on both sides." Since Charlottesville, white supremacists have committed at least 73 murders, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Just last week, a white supremacist in El Paso, Texas, opened fire in a crowded Walmart and killed 22 people. It's been described as the deadliest attack to target Latinos in modern American history. We speak with D…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_guns_in_america

CPAC Down Under
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
It was a time for Australian conservatives to be boring, and bore each other. CPAC, otherwise known as the Conservative Political Action Conference, had arrived in Sydney. The real entertainment bill was to be supplied by such figures as Brexiter supremo Nigel Farage and former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London, Raheem Kassam. The rest was …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/cpac-down-under/

What Can We Learn From the History of Struggle Against White Supremacy?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-12
White supremacy has a very long history in North America. We discuss its origins and the history of struggle against it with Prof. Gerald Horne, to see what we can be learnt for confronting white supremacy today…
therealnews.com/stories/what-can-we-learn-from-the-history-of-struggle-against-white-supremacism

Two Years After Charlottesville
splcenter.org | 2019-08-12
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splcenter.org/charlottesville

Weekend Read: Neo-Nazi leader must pay more than $14 million in damages
splcenter.org | 2019-08-10
A federal judge has ruled in an SPLC lawsuit that neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin must pay more than $14 million in damages for using his website to launch an antisemitic campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/10/weekend-read-neo-nazi-leader-must-pay-more-14-million-damages

El Mago Trump: el verdadero propósito del racismo y la xenofobia
Brian Becker | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-09
Trump no quiere que estas personas le echen la culpa de su sufrimiento al robo, la avaricia y la corrupción de los súper ricos y los mayores banqueros y jefes corporativos. Se protege a sí mismo y a sus amigos multimillonarios mediante el uso de tácticas fascistas para satanizar a los pueblos "minoritarios," inmigrantes y grupos socialistas.
liberationnews.org/el-mago-trump-el-verdadero-proposito-del-racismo-y-la-xenofobia/

White Nationalist State Department Official Surfaces in Photographs
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-08-09
Hatewatch has obtained images of Matthew Q. Gebert, a State Department official who is involved in the white nationalist movement.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/09/white-nationalist-state-department-official-surfaces-photographs

Over 132,400 Opposed Trump's Anti-Trans Health Care Plan
aclu.org | 2019-08-09
A proposed rule would undermine protections for transgender people and others facing discriminatory denials of health care and insurance coverage. | The Trump Administration has shown it will stop at nothing to undermine access to health care for marginalized communities. Most recently, the Administration has proposed to undermine critical protections against sex discrimination in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Care Rights Law. Instead of combatting discrimination in accessing health care a…
aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/transgender-rights/over-132400-opposed-trumps-anti-trans-health-care-plan

SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids
splcenter.org | 2019-08-08
Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC's Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:…
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/07/splc-statement-mississippi-immigration-raids

Judge: Neo-Nazi must pay more than $14 million to Jewish woman targeted by harassment campaign
splcenter.org | 2019-08-08
A federal judge adopted a recommendation that the publisher of a major neo-Nazi website must pay more than $14 million in damages to a Jewish woman targeted for a relentless barrage of antisemitic threats and messages by the neo-Nazi and his followers.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/08/judge-neo-nazi-must-pay-more-14-million-jewish-woman-targeted-harassment-campaign

Fordham U students win fight to have Palestine rights club
Sapphira Lurie | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-08
On Aug. 5, Justice Nancy Bannon of the Supreme Court of the State of New York annulled Fordham University's decision to ban Students for Justice in Palestine from its campus.
liberationnews.org/fordham-u-students-win-fight-to-have-palestine-rights-club/

Brazil Supreme Court Minister Rules to Protect Press Freedom for Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept
Trevor Timm | theintercept.com | 2019-08-08
In a crucial victory for press freedom in Brazil, Minister Gilmar Mendes, a member of Brazil's Supreme Court, has barred the Bolsonaro administration and Justice Minister Sergio Moro from investigating The Intercept Brasil and journalist Glenn Greenwald for its reporting on unethical and potentially illegal conduct involving Moro. | Mendes, in a sweeping decision, wrote that any attempt to investigate journalists…
theintercept.com/2019/08/08/brazil-supreme-court-glenn-greenwald/

Why New Laws Against White Supremacist Violence Are the Wrong Response to El Paso
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-08-08
The notion that existing terrorism laws apply only to those who commit violence on behalf of groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS is flat-out false.
theintercept.com/2019/08/08/el-paso-fbi-domestic-terrorism/

Milwaukee: Vigil Against Hate remembers victims of mass shootings
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-07
Milwaukee, WI – On August 5, a variety of non-profit and local religious organizations hosted a Vigil Against Hate, in remembrance of those killed in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett made an appearance, along with a few other local politicians. Around 100 people showed up to the vigil to express solidarity with victims of white supremacist violence, which is impressive given the fact that the event was organized in 24 hours. | Most notably, there was a large Sikh presence; many of them being previous victims of white supremacist violence in 20…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/7/milwaukee-vigil-against-hate-remembers-victims-mass-shootings

U.S. State Department Official Involved in White Nationalist Movement, Hatewatch Determines
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-08-06
A U.S. State Department official oversaw the Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, hosted white nationalists at his home and published white nationalist propaganda online, Hatewatch has determined.
splcenter.org/gebert

New Civil Rights Memorial to be installed on 54th anniversary of Voting Rights Act
splcenter.org | 2019-08-05
Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten and shot by Alabama state troopers during a peaceful voting rights march on Feb. 18, 1965.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/06/new-civil-rights-memorial-be-installed-54th-anniversary-voting-rights-act

White supremacist terror against Mexicans has deep roots
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-05
The shooting massacre in El Paso is the latest manifestation of a long history of white supremacist violence against Mexicans…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/05/white-supremacist-terror-against-mexicans-has-deep-roots/