2019-09-19: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-09-19). UK "justice" system tortures Julian Assange, treats fascist Tommy Robinson with kid gloves. wsws.org The polar opposite treatment of Assange and Robinson by the British state underscores the bogus character of attempts by the far right to equate the two.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-19). Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century is a Ploy and Annexation is the New Reality. dissidentvoice.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. …

J. B. Gerald (2019-09-19). Massive Loss of Life, Genocide Warnings in Three African Countries. globalresearch.ca These genocide warnings concern current threats to the peoples of Cameroon1, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi. Beyond the primary concern for all the people in national groups, a pattern is emerging globally which should remind North Americans …

teleSUR (2019-09-19). Tunisia's Ousted President Ben Ali Dies in Saudi Exile. telesurenglish.net Tunisia's ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali died in exile in Saudi Arabia Thursday, days after a free presidential election in his homeland, his family lawyer said. | "Ben Ali just died in Saudi Arabia," the lawyer, Mounir Ben Salha, told Reuters by phone. | Ben Ali fled Tunisia in January 2011 as his compatriots rose up against his oppressive rule in a revolution that inspired other Arab Spring uprisings abroad and led to a democratic transition at home. | On Sunday, Tunisians voted in an election that featured candidates from across the political spectrum, sending two political outsiders through to a…

patrick (2019-09-18). Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid. bdsmovement.net Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid.: Action AlertTell multinational corporations to stop investing in fossil fuels and in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. | Economic BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

The Canary (2019-09-18). Controversial moments from John Humphrys' Today programme career. thecanary.co John Humphrys has divided opinion during his long tenure on the Today programme.His years of interviewing have produced moments that provoked criticism from listeners.While many listeners see Humphrys as the voice of Today and praise his interrogation of politicians, some critics have claimed a tactless approach in some conversations in his long BBC radio career.These are some of the presenter's controversial moments: — Pay cutFormer BBC China editor Carrie Gracie alleged pay discrimination (Dominic Lipinski/PA)The veteran Radio 4 broadcaster was revealed to have earned between £600,000 and £649,0…

Liz Vinson (2019-09-18). In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement. splcenter.org The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.

Miri Wood (2019-09-18). Syria: Terrorist Attacks, More NATO Weapons and War Crimes. globalresearch.ca As NATO media are currently mourning the departure of Neocon, John Bolton, and incited support for US bombing of Iran because Yemeni patriots engaged in a retaliatory bombing of an oil refinery in Saudi occupied Arabia, no attention is …

Robert Reich (2019-09-18). The Secret GOP Plan to Keep Power. commondreams.org The Supreme Court recently ruled it has no power to intervene when states use partisan gerrymandering to draw these maps, saying it is an issue for state legislatures and state courts. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-09-18_at_2.10.20_pm.png

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-17). Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine. mintpressnews.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. | On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-17). Trump Labor Dept. to OK hiring discrimination against gays. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Disregarding popular opposition, especially from civil libertarians and the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community, the GOP Trump-run Labor Department appears ready to OK discrimination in hiring — based on religion, gender orientation or both — by enterprises that receive federal contracts. That would fulfill a goal of the anti-worker religious right, progressive analysts note. And since those enterprises …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-17). Lawmaker: African-Americans battle backlash to challenges to power structure. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—African-Americans are battling "a swift backlash" to their challenges to the U.S. power structure — a power structure and economy based on slavery, racism and Jim Crow — a top Virginia African-American legislator says. State Sen. Jennifer McLellan said the current backlash, under the GOP Trump government and its GOP allies nationwide, is part of …

unitedEditor (2019-09-17). Why Iran's Khamenei pushes for higher birthrate? uwidata.com Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has again called on compatriots to have more children while calling on authorities to help families increase the population amid crippling economic sanctions, high unemployment and staggering inflation rates. Inspired by the size of the population in China and India, Khamenei urged for advancing Iran's national power by doubling its …

Staff (2019-09-17). Ecofascism: Naomi Klein Warns the Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis. democracynow.org Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an ecofascist. In her latest book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein writes, "My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this kind of white power eco-fascism emerge with much greater frequency, as a ferocious rationalization for refusing to liv…

Staff (2019-09-17). "On Fire": In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet. democracynow.org Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian's destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. "We do know that if we a…

Editor (2019-09-17). Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees. workers.org The callous, white-supremacist response of Trump to the plight of tens of thousands of Bahamians was recently recognized by one of today's most high-profile athletes. Klay Thompson is considered one of the greatest shooters in the history of the National Basketball Association and is a three-time NBA champion with the . . . | Continue reading Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees at Workers.org

United Nations (2019-09-16). Genocide threat for Myanmar's Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council. un.org Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to "erase their identity and remove them from the country", UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.

United Nations (2019-09-16). Monday's Daily Brief: Ozone layer heals, 'regional conflagration' risk rises over oilfield attacks, South Sudan update, Myanmar genocide threat remains. un.org A recap of Monday's top stories: The ozone layer is on track to repair; Instability rises over oilfield attacks in Saudi Arabia; General Assembly chief Espinosa bows out; Disaster and conflict displace thousands in Asia Pacific; Sexual violence unpunished in South Sudan; Genocide threat remains for Rohingya.

Fight Back (2019-09-16). Venezuela: Elements of opposition reach deal with Maduro government. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On Monday September 16, the leaders of several opposition parties arrived at the Foreign Ministry in downtown Caracas to participate in the Roundtable of National Dialogue organized by the elected government of Nicolás Maduro. The Roundtable was established in the aftermath of the fascist violence in 2017, which was a response to the Supreme Court's decision to strip the National Assembly of its powers after its refusal to adhere to the country's constitution. | On the first day of the meeting, representatives from the government and the opposition parties announced six agreements that ha…

splcenter (2019-09-15). Remembering the Birmingham church bombing. splcenter.org Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.

RT (2019-09-15). Presumption of innocence? Dems call for Kavanaugh's impeachment amid new sex assault allegations. rt.com A number of 2020 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn't waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. | The new storm around Kavanaugh, who was accused of past sexual misconduct last year, started with a New York Times feature on one of the accusers. | Deborah Ramirez, who went to Yale University with the future Justice, insists that he thrust his penis at her at a drunken party in 1980s. The paper wrote that it uncovered a similar incident of penis pushing into a female's hand based…

unitedEditor (2019-09-14). Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border. uwidata.com On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …

Debbie Nathan (2019-09-13). An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants. theintercept.com Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…

Staff (2019-09-13). 3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3). therealnews.com Our panel on the 3rd Democratic presidential debate takes a closer look at how the candidates look at and overlook crucial issues related to inequality and education in the United States…

Ryan Grim (2019-09-13). Joe Biden's Stunningly Racist Answer on the Legacy of Slavery Has Been Overlooked. theintercept.com For the Washington Post, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered "the kind of performance his supporters have been waiting for — combative when needed and in the thick of the action throughout" during Thursday's presidential debate. Cable news commenters largely agreed. The New York Times was slightly less kind, subtitling its analysis "St…

splcenter (2019-09-13). Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect. splcenter.org Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Staff (2019-09-13). "Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery. democracynow.org During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.

Staff (2019-09-12). Supreme Court's Asylum Ruling Is Incomprehensible. therealnews.com The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump's new asylum rule, which makes it almost impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The court's support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law.

Staff (2019-09-12). Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…

Staff (2019-09-12). Headlines for September 12, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Denies Protected Status to Bahamians as 2,500 Listed as Missing, Supreme Court Allows Trump's Asylum Ban to Take Effect, "I Don't Want to Die": Honduran Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Says Deportation Would Kill Him, 37-Year-Old Mexican Man Dies in ICE Custody, the 8th Such Death This Fiscal Year, Reporters Barred from Secretive Immigration Tent Courts on Southern Border, Sacklers Would Remain Billionaires & Admit No Wrongdoing Under Tentative Opioid Settlement, Trump Says FDA Will Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, U.N. Investigators Say U.S.-Led Forces Committed War Crimes in Syria, Skyrocketing Violence Continues Ahea…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-11). Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance. splcenter.org President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.

splcenter (2019-09-10). Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers. splcenter.org The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.

Jeff Abbott (2019-09-08). The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters. progressive.org The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-05). Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting. splcenter.org The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.

splcenter (2019-09-05). Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers. splcenter.org A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.

Brett Barrouquere (2019-09-04). Rift Exposed: A Desertion Robbed League of the South of Its Longtime Headquarters and Hints that a Member Chose His Real Estate Holdings over Southern Culture. splcenter.org League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate organization that advocates for Southern secession, has been roiled by a key defection that resulted in the group losing its headquarters in Wetumpka, Alabama, about 20 miles north of Montgomery.

splcenter (2019-09-04). New Human Rights Watch report highlights dangers in industry SPLC seeks to reform. splcenter.org A new report released by Human Rights Watch today highlights the increasingly dangerous conditions facing meatpacking workers across the United States — underscoring dangers the SPLC uncovered within an industry it has long sought to reform.

splcenter (2019-09-03). Identity Unmasked: Meet the Proprietors of the Internet's Largest Neo-Confederate Propaganda Machine. splcenter.org A small Facebook campaign predicated on keeping Confederate monuments in place has morphed into a group of more than 200 ardent, secretive separatists planning to make the South a separate nation.

splcenter (2019-09-03). Resolute: The Battle Against Hate Demands Vigilance. splcenter.org Hate persists. It's relentless.

splcenter (2019-09-03). Hatewatch: Brave in the Dark. splcenter.org Using fake names and fictional avatars, wannabe killers and hatemongers exude courage and commitment to their hateful causes.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-03). Ex-Mayor Beth Van Duyne, Known for Anti-Sharia Crusade, Running for Congress. splcenter.org Beth Van Duyne, a former Texas mayor who stoked hysteria around an Islamic tribunal and has associated with anti-Muslim hate groups, is running for U.S. Congress.

splcenter (2019-09-03). No' Money, Mo' Problems: Militiaman's Fundraising Plea Devolves into Lawsuit and Mistrust. splcenter.org The jailed militiaman had an interesting fundraising appeal.

Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project (2019-09-03). The Last Word: When Dollars Matter 
More Than Decency. splcenter.org As America's technology and financial giants struggle, or refuse, to curb hate on their platforms, far-right extremists leverage them to build war chests that promote bigotry and violence.

Intelligence Report Staff (2019-09-03). Out of the Darkness: Conversion Therapist Quits 'Ex-Gay' Movement. splcenter.org According to Truth Wins Out, Matheson's fellow ex-gay leader Rich Wyler announced his exit in a post to a private Facebook group. TWO "goes undercover to expose 'ex-gay' conversion leaders as hypocritical frauds that have not actually changed their sexual orientation," its website states.

Intelligence Report Staff (2019-09-03). Spurned & Burned: Anti-Muslim Extremists Rebuff Prominent Chapter Leader. splcenter.org Images of the World Trade Center in flames exposed a schism between a notable hate group's activists and its aspirations, leading to a prominent member's resignation.

Intelligence Report Staff (2019-09-03). A Church Divided: Sex Worker Scandal Exposes Fault Lines in Anti-LGBTQ Church Network. splcenter.org An anti-LGBTQ pastor's admission to "sins" that included prostitutes, marijuana and gambling set off a series of events that roiled his congregation and caused a split in a satellite church in another state.

ACLU (2019-09-03). A New York Jail Forced a Trans Woman Into a Men's Facility. aclu.org Trans women routinely face harassment and discrimination in jails and prisons. | Jena Faith's experience in the Steuben County Jail was a living nightmare. | The military veteran spent four weeks in the jail awaiting trial last spring. She was initially housed in the jail's women's facility without incident, but things changed when officials suddenly transferred her to the men's facility, despite the fact that she is a woman. | During the weeks that Jena spent as a woman in a men's jail, she was routinely targeted with physical and verbal harassment from other incarcerated people and guards. On her first day in t…

Liberation Staff (2019-09-02). VIDEO: "Straight Pride" hate parade leads to police riot in Boston. liberationnews.org The people of Boston made it clear to the fascists that their disgusting ideology of hatred and division are rejected by the overwhelming majority.

splcenter (2019-08-31). Gov. Kay Ivey's hurtful history and the way forward. splcenter.org Alabama Governor Kay Ivey joins a growing list of elected leaders forced to admit that they once painted their faces black and performed racist skits or minstrel shows.

ACLU (2019-08-29). Taxpayers Have Been Ordered to Pay Over $2 Million For Discriminating Against LGBTQ People. aclu.org Government officials should know that discrimination comes with a cost to taxpayers. | Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that the Commonwealth of Kentucky was liable for $224,000 for the actions of Kim Davis, who refused to do her job and issue marriage licenses (to same-sex or different-sex couples) as county clerk. | While Davis' story made national headlines, her case isn't the only one in the past year where a court case filed by the ACLU has led to a bill for discriminatio…

2019-09-19: Social Media Postees

UK "justice" system tortures Julian Assange, treats fascist Tommy Robinson with kid gloves
wsws.org | 2019-09-19
The polar opposite treatment of Assange and Robinson by the British state underscores the bogus character of attempts by the far right to equate the two.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/19/robi-s19.html

Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century is a Ploy and Annexation is the New Reality
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-19
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/apartheid-made-official-deal-of-the-century-is-a-ploy-and-annexation-is-the-new-reality/

Massive Loss of Life, Genocide Warnings in Three African Countries
J. B. Gerald | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-19
These genocide warnings concern current threats to the peoples of Cameroon1, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi. Beyond the primary concern for all the people in national groups, a pattern is emerging globally which should remind North Americans …
globalresearch.ca/genocide-warnings-three-african-states/5689636

Tunisia's Ousted President Ben Ali Dies in Saudi Exile
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-19
Tunisia's ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali died in exile in Saudi Arabia Thursday, days after a free presidential election in his homeland, his family lawyer said. | "Ben Ali just died in Saudi Arabia," the lawyer, Mounir Ben Salha, told Reuters by phone. | Ben Ali fled Tunisia in January 2011 as his compatriots rose up against his oppressive rule in a revolution that inspired other Arab Spring uprisings abroad and led to a democratic transition at home. | On Sunday, Tunisians voted in an election that featured candidates from across the political spectrum, sending two political outsiders through to a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Tunisias-Ousted-President-Ben-Ali-Dies-in-Saudi-Exile-20190919-0006.html

In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement
Liz Vinson | splcenter.org | 2019-09-18
The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/18/victory-motorists-and-taxpayers-mississippi-sheriffs-office-will-stop-acting-immigration

Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-18
Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid.: Action AlertTell multinational corporations to stop investing in fossil fuels and in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. | Economic BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/join-global-climate-strike-oppose-israels-climate-apartheid

Syria: Terrorist Attacks, More NATO Weapons and War Crimes
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
As NATO media are currently mourning the departure of Neocon, John Bolton, and incited support for US bombing of Iran because Yemeni patriots engaged in a retaliatory bombing of an oil refinery in Saudi occupied Arabia, no attention is …
globalresearch.ca/syria-terrorist-attacks-more-nato-weapons-and-war-crimes/5689563

Controversial moments from John Humphrys' Today programme career
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-18
John Humphrys has divided opinion during his long tenure on the Today programme.His years of interviewing have produced moments that provoked criticism from listeners.While many listeners see Humphrys as the voice of Today and praise his interrogation of politicians, some critics have claimed a tactless approach in some conversations in his long BBC radio career.These are some of the presenter's controversial moments: — Pay cutFormer BBC China editor Carrie Gracie alleged pay discrimination (Dominic Lipinski/PA)The veteran Radio 4 broadcaster was revealed to have earned between £600,000 and £649,0…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/09/18/controversial-moments-from-john-humphrys-today-programme-career/

The Secret GOP Plan to Keep Power
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
The Supreme Court recently ruled it has no power to intervene when states use partisan gerrymandering to draw these maps, saying it is an issue for state legislatures and state courts. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-09-18_at_2.10.20_pm.png
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/18/secret-gop-plan-keep-power?cd-origin=rss

Lawmaker: African-Americans battle backlash to challenges to power structure
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-17
WASHINGTON–African-Americans are battling "a swift backlash" to their challenges to the U.S. power structure — a power structure and economy based on slavery, racism and Jim Crow — a top Virginia African-American legislator says. State Sen. Jennifer McLellan said the current backlash, under the GOP Trump government and its GOP allies nationwide, is part of …
peoplesworld.org/article/lawmaker-african-americans-battle-backlash-to-challenges-to-power-structure/

Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-17
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. | On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly…
mintpressnews.com/israel-apartheid-made-official-annexation-is-the-new-reality-in-palestine/261902/

Why Iran's Khamenei pushes for higher birthrate?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-17
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has again called on compatriots to have more children while calling on authorities to help families increase the population amid crippling economic sanctions, high unemployment and staggering inflation rates. Inspired by the size of the population in China and India, Khamenei urged for advancing Iran's national power by doubling its …
uwidata.com/5327-why-irans-khamenei-pushes-for-higher-birthrate%d0%b3/

Trump Labor Dept. to OK hiring discrimination against gays
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-17
WASHINGTON–Disregarding popular opposition, especially from civil libertarians and the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community, the GOP Trump-run Labor Department appears ready to OK discrimination in hiring — based on religion, gender orientation or both — by enterprises that receive federal contracts. That would fulfill a goal of the anti-worker religious right, progressive analysts note. And since those enterprises …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-labor-dept-to-ok-hiring-discrimination-against-gays/

Trump Labor Dept. to OK hiring discrimination against gays
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-17
WASHINGTON–Disregarding popular opposition, especially from civil libertarians and the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community, the GOP Trump-run Labor Department appears ready to OK discrimination in hiring — based on religion, gender orientation or both — by enterprises that receive federal contracts. That would fulfill a goal of the anti-worker religious right, progressive analysts note. And since those enterprises …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-labor-dept-to-ok-hiring-discrimination-against-gays/

Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees
Editor | workers.org | 2019-09-17
The callous, white-supremacist response of Trump to the plight of tens of thousands of Bahamians was recently recognized by one of today's most high-profile athletes. Klay Thompson is considered one of the greatest shooters in the history of the National Basketball Association and is a three-time NBA champion with the . . . | Continue reading Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/17/reparations-for-bahamian-climate-refugees/

Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees
Editor | workers.org | 2019-09-17
The callous, white-supremacist response of Trump to the plight of tens of thousands of Bahamians was recently recognized by one of today's most high-profile athletes. Klay Thompson is considered one of the greatest shooters in the history of the National Basketball Association and is a three-time NBA champion with the . . . | Continue reading Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/17/reparations-for-bahamian-climate-refugees/

Ecofascism: Naomi Klein Warns the Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-17
Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an ecofascist. In her latest book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein writes, "My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this kind of white power eco-fascism emerge with much greater frequency, as a ferocious rationalization for refusing to liv…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/17/naomi_klein_eco_fascism

"On Fire": In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-17
Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian's destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. "We do know that if we a…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/17/naomi_klein_on_fire_green_new

Genocide threat for Myanmar's Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-16
Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to "erase their identity and remove them from the country", UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046442

Monday's Daily Brief: Ozone layer heals, 'regional conflagration' risk rises over oilfield attacks, South Sudan update, Myanmar genocide threat remains
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-16
A recap of Monday's top stories: The ozone layer is on track to repair; Instability rises over oilfield attacks in Saudi Arabia; General Assembly chief Espinosa bows out; Disaster and conflict displace thousands in Asia Pacific; Sexual violence unpunished in South Sudan; Genocide threat remains for Rohingya.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046502

Venezuela: Elements of opposition reach deal with Maduro government
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-16
Chicago, IL – On Monday September 16, the leaders of several opposition parties arrived at the Foreign Ministry in downtown Caracas to participate in the Roundtable of National Dialogue organized by the elected government of Nicolás Maduro. The Roundtable was established in the aftermath of the fascist violence in 2017, which was a response to the Supreme Court's decision to strip the National Assembly of its powers after its refusal to adhere to the country's constitution. | On the first day of the meeting, representatives from the government and the opposition parties announced six agreements that ha…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/16/venezuela-elements-opposition-reach-deal-maduro-government

Remembering the Birmingham church bombing
splcenter.org | 2019-09-15
Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/15/remembering-birmingham-church-bombing

Presumption of innocence? Dems call for Kavanaugh's impeachment amid new sex assault allegations
rt.com | 2019-09-15
A number of 2020 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn't waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. | The new storm around Kavanaugh, who was accused of past sexual misconduct last year, started with a New York Times feature on one of the accusers. | Deborah Ramirez, who went to Yale University with the future Justice, insists that he thrust his penis at her at a drunken party in 1980s. The paper wrote that it uncovered a similar incident of penis pushing into a female's hand based…
rt.com/usa/468876-kavanaugh-democrats-impeachment-sex-assault/

Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-14
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …
uwidata.com/5309-trump-and-mexico-a-step-toward-restoring-order-on-the-border/

An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/asylum-interview-immigration-trump/

3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-13
Our panel on the 3rd Democratic presidential debate takes a closer look at how the candidates look at and overlook crucial issues related to inequality and education in the United States…
therealnews.com/stories/3rd-democratic-debate-education-inequality-and-racism-2-3

Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect
splcenter.org | 2019-09-13
Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/13/weekend-read-let-us-remember-let-us-reflect

Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect
splcenter.org | 2019-09-13
Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/13/weekend-read-let-us-remember-let-us-reflect

Joe Biden's Stunningly Racist Answer on the Legacy of Slavery Has Been Overlooked
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
For the Washington Post, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered "the kind of performance his supporters have been waiting for — combative when needed and in the thick of the action throughout" during Thursday's presidential debate. Cable news commenters largely agreed. The New York Times was slightly less kind, subtitling its analysis "St…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/joe-biden-democratic-debate-slavery/

"Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_white_supremacy_racism

Supreme Court's Asylum Ruling Is Incomprehensible
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-12
The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump's new asylum rule, which makes it almost impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The court's support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law.
therealnews.com/stories/supreme-courts-asylum-ruling-is-incomprehensible

Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/benjamin_netanyahu_israel_west_bank_annexation

Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-11
President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/trumps-acting-national-security-adviser-once-tied-group-known-anti-muslim-stance

Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-11
President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/trumps-acting-national-security-adviser-once-tied-group-known-anti-muslim-stance

Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-10
The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/jeff-schoep-sheds-neo-nazi-past-stays-loyal-lawyers-maneuvers

The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-09-08
The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.
progressive.org/dispatches/colombias-fragile-peace-splinters-abbott-190908/

Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/05/judge-blocks-ice-denying-parole-asylum-seekers

Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/06/three-percent-security-forces-split-highlights-plague-infighting

Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/05/judge-blocks-ice-denying-parole-asylum-seekers

Rift Exposed: A Desertion Robbed League of the South of Its Longtime Headquarters and Hints that a Member Chose His Real Estate Holdings over Southern Culture
Brett Barrouquere | splcenter.org | 2019-09-04
League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate organization that advocates for Southern secession, has been roiled by a key defection that resulted in the group losing its headquarters in Wetumpka, Alabama, about 20 miles north of Montgomery.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/rift-exposed-desertion-robbed-league-south-its-longtime-headquarters-and-hints-member-chose

New Human Rights Watch report highlights dangers in industry SPLC seeks to reform
splcenter.org | 2019-09-04
A new report released by Human Rights Watch today highlights the increasingly dangerous conditions facing meatpacking workers across the United States — underscoring dangers the SPLC uncovered within an industry it has long sought to reform.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/04/new-human-rights-watch-report-highlights-dangers-industry-splc-seeks-reform

Identity Unmasked: Meet the Proprietors of the Internet's Largest Neo-Confederate Propaganda Machine
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
A small Facebook campaign predicated on keeping Confederate monuments in place has morphed into a group of more than 200 ardent, secretive separatists planning to make the South a separate nation.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/identity-unmasked-meet-proprietors-internets-largest-neo-confederate-propaganda-machine

Out of the Darkness: Conversion Therapist Quits 'Ex-Gay' Movement
Intelligence Report Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
According to Truth Wins Out, Matheson's fellow ex-gay leader Rich Wyler announced his exit in a post to a private Facebook group. TWO "goes undercover to expose 'ex-gay' conversion leaders as hypocritical frauds that have not actually changed their sexual orientation," its website states.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/out-darkness-conversion-therapist-quits-ex-gay-movement

Resolute: The Battle Against Hate Demands Vigilance
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Hate persists. It's relentless.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/resolute-battle-against-hate-demands-vigilance

Spurned & Burned: Anti-Muslim Extremists Rebuff Prominent Chapter Leader
Intelligence Report Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Images of the World Trade Center in flames exposed a schism between a notable hate group's activists and its aspirations, leading to a prominent member's resignation.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/spurned-burned-anti-muslim-extremists-rebuff-prominent-chapter-leader

No' Money, Mo' Problems: Militiaman's Fundraising Plea Devolves into Lawsuit and Mistrust
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
The jailed militiaman had an interesting fundraising appeal.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/no-money-mo-problems-militiamans-fundraising-plea-devolves-lawsuit-and-mistrust

Hatewatch: Brave in the Dark
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Using fake names and fictional avatars, wannabe killers and hatemongers exude courage and commitment to their hateful causes.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/hatewatch-brave-dark

Ex-Mayor Beth Van Duyne, Known for Anti-Sharia Crusade, Running for Congress
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Beth Van Duyne, a former Texas mayor who stoked hysteria around an Islamic tribunal and has associated with anti-Muslim hate groups, is running for U.S. Congress.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/03/ex-mayor-beth-van-duyne-known-anti-sharia-crusade-running-congress

No' Money, Mo' Problems: Militiaman's Fundraising Plea Devolves into Lawsuit and Mistrust
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
The jailed militiaman had an interesting fundraising appeal.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/no-money-mo-problems-militiamans-fundraising-plea-devolves-lawsuit-and-mistrust

The Last Word: When Dollars Matter 
More Than Decency
Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
As America's technology and financial giants struggle, or refuse, to curb hate on their platforms, far-right extremists leverage them to build war chests that promote bigotry and violence.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/last-word-when-dollars-matter-more-decency

2019-09-18: News Headlines

The Canary (2019-09-18). Controversial moments from John Humphrys' Today programme career. thecanary.co John Humphrys has divided opinion during his long tenure on the Today programme.His years of interviewing have produced moments that provoked criticism from listeners.While many listeners see Humphrys as the voice of Today and praise his interrogation of politicians, some critics have claimed a tactless approach in some conversations in his long BBC radio career.These are some of the presenter's controversial moments: — Pay cutFormer BBC China editor Carrie Gracie alleged pay discrimination (Dominic Lipinski/PA)The veteran Radio 4 broadcaster was revealed to have earned between £600,000 and £649,0…

Liz Vinson (2019-09-18). In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement. splcenter.org The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.

WSWS (2019-09-18). What is at stake in the British Supreme Court's ruling on the proroguing of Parliament? wsws.org The Supreme Court has to decide whether the courts can legitimately pass judgement on prorogation and, if so, whether Johnson's suspension of parliament was legal.

Miri Wood (2019-09-18). Syria: Terrorist Attacks, More NATO Weapons and War Crimes. globalresearch.ca As NATO media are currently mourning the departure of Neocon, John Bolton, and incited support for US bombing of Iran because Yemeni patriots engaged in a retaliatory bombing of an oil refinery in Saudi occupied Arabia, no attention is …

Robert Reich (2019-09-18). The Secret GOP Plan to Keep Power. commondreams.org The Supreme Court recently ruled it has no power to intervene when states use partisan gerrymandering to draw these maps, saying it is an issue for state legislatures and state courts. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-09-18_at_2.10.20_pm.png

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-17). Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine. mintpressnews.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. | On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-17). Lawmaker: African-Americans battle backlash to challenges to power structure. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—African-Americans are battling "a swift backlash" to their challenges to the U.S. power structure — a power structure and economy based on slavery, racism and Jim Crow — a top Virginia African-American legislator says. State Sen. Jennifer McLellan said the current backlash, under the GOP Trump government and its GOP allies nationwide, is part of …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-17). Trump Labor Dept. to OK hiring discrimination against gays. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Disregarding popular opposition, especially from civil libertarians and the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community, the GOP Trump-run Labor Department appears ready to OK discrimination in hiring — based on religion, gender orientation or both — by enterprises that receive federal contracts. That would fulfill a goal of the anti-worker religious right, progressive analysts note. And since those enterprises …

Staff (2019-09-17). African Migrants Pledge to Continue Journey Despite US Asylum Ban. truthout.org | | The Trump administration's policy toward migrants and asylum seekers is, first and foremost, driven by an effort to deter migrants from attempting to reach the United States at all. The latest salvo in the U.S. government's efforts to fundamentally alter its asylum policy came last week with a Supreme Court ruling that allows U.S. officials to require migrants to first seek asylum from cou…

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Rohingya in Myanmar Still Face 'Threat of Genocide': UN Report. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who remain inside Myanmar face systematic persecution and are living under the threat of genocide, a United Nations fact-finding mission said Monday, repeating calls for top generals to face trial. | RELATED: | Rohingya Villages Demolished to Build Gov't Camps: Report | Myanmar security forces are accused of killings, gang rape and arson during a crackdown that drove more than 730,000 people to flee the western Rakhine state for neighbouring B…

Staff (2019-09-17). The Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis. truthout.org | | Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an eco-fascist. In her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, Klein writes, "My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this k…

Ariel Gold (2019-09-17). Two elections, one apartheid state. nationofchange.org Israelis are getting ready to head to the polls for the second time in 2019. Israel's last national elections were five months ago in April, ending in a razor-tight finish with Netanyahu's Likud party winning 35 Knesset seats and the Blue and White party winning 35 Knesset seats. The remaining 50 Knesset seats were won by smaller parties, with the majority going to right and far-right parties that had previously been in a coalition government with Likud. Netanyahu was awarded a continuation of his Prime Ministership and tasked with forming a coalition. | Unexpectedly, after more than a month of failed negotiat…

Jake Johnson (2019-09-17). 'House Democrats must not delay': Progressives, 2020 contenders demand Kavanaugh impeachment amid new sexual misconduct accusations. nationofchange.org Progressive advocacy groups and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates led the chorus of voices demanding that House Democrats launch impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the New York Times over the weekend published fresh details about sexual misconduct allegations against the judge and FBI failures to investigate complaints made against him prior to his confirmation. | "The evidence that Kavanaugh committed perjury in his Senate testimony is mounting," Demand Justic…

unitedEditor (2019-09-17). Why Iran's Khamenei pushes for higher birthrate? uwidata.com Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has again called on compatriots to have more children while calling on authorities to help families increase the population amid crippling economic sanctions, high unemployment and staggering inflation rates. Inspired by the size of the population in China and India, Khamenei urged for advancing Iran's national power by doubling its …

Staff (2019-09-17). Ecofascism: Naomi Klein Warns the Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis. democracynow.org Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an ecofascist. In her latest book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein writes, "My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this kind of white power eco-fascism emerge with much greater frequency, as a ferocious rationalization for refusing to liv…

Staff (2019-09-17). "On Fire": In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet. democracynow.org Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian's destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. "We do know that if we a…

The Canary (2019-09-17). Key players involved in Supreme Court prorogation case. thecanary.co As the Supreme Court considers legal challenges to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament, here is a look at the key players in the case before the UK's highest court.The court hears appeals on cases of the greatest public importance where it is considered there is an arguable point of law.Now the Supreme Court, which will sit as a panel of 11 justices for only the second time in its 10-year history, must reconcile contradictory judgments issued by the English and Scottish courts.— Gina MillerAnti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller (Aaron Chown/PA)The investment fund manager and campaigner…

Editor (2019-09-17). Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees. workers.org The callous, white-supremacist response of Trump to the plight of tens of thousands of Bahamians was recently recognized by one of today's most high-profile athletes. Klay Thompson is considered one of the greatest shooters in the history of the National Basketball Association and is a three-time NBA champion with the . . . | Continue reading Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees at Workers.org

Fight Back (2019-09-16). Venezuela: Elements of opposition reach deal with Maduro government. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On Monday September 16, the leaders of several opposition parties arrived at the Foreign Ministry in downtown Caracas to participate in the Roundtable of National Dialogue organized by the elected government of Nicolás Maduro. The Roundtable was established in the aftermath of the fascist violence in 2017, which was a response to the Supreme Court's decision to strip the National Assembly of its powers after its refusal to adhere to the country's constitution. | On the first day of the meeting, representatives from the government and the opposition parties announced six agreements that ha…

Emily Apple (2019-09-16). Sometimes reporting isn't enough. We need to get stuck in and take action. thecanary.co I've covered a lot of protests as a journalist. It's important work especially as a lot of what's written in the mainstream media about demos is misleading at best. | In fact, it was on an Anti-Nazi League protest in Welling in 1993 that I first realised just how much you couldn't trust the press to report what really happened. It was the first riot I ever got caught up in, and what I witnessed firsthand…

United Nations (2019-09-16). Monday's Daily Brief: Ozone layer heals, 'regional conflagration' risk rises over oilfield attacks, South Sudan update, Myanmar genocide threat remains. un.org A recap of Monday's top stories: The ozone layer is on track to repair; Instability rises over oilfield attacks in Saudi Arabia; General Assembly chief Espinosa bows out; Disaster and conflict displace thousands in Asia Pacific; Sexual violence unpunished in South Sudan; Genocide threat remains for Rohingya.

United Nations (2019-09-16). Genocide threat for Myanmar's Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council. un.org Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to "erase their identity and remove them from the country", UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.

stuart_m (2019-09-16). Black is the New White: Feel good theatre at its best. greenleft.org.au plays racism Barry HealyIssue 1238 Australia PerthSeptember 16, 2019Black is the New White

| Written by Nakkia Lui, directed by Paige Rattray.

| Starring Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn], Tony Briggs…

splcenter (2019-09-15). Remembering the Birmingham church bombing. splcenter.org Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.

RT (2019-09-15). Presumption of innocence? Dems call for Kavanaugh's impeachment amid new sex assault allegations. rt.com A number of 2020 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn't waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. | The new storm around Kavanaugh, who was accused of past sexual misconduct last year, started with a New York Times feature on one of the accusers. | Deborah Ramirez, who went to Yale University with the future Justice, insists that he thrust his penis at her at a drunken party in 1980s. The paper wrote that it uncovered a similar incident of penis pushing into a female's hand based…

Eds. (2019-09-14). Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism? mronline.org All eyes are on the ongoing struggle between forces of fascism (whether Democratic Party or Republican in character) and the social democratic forces of the Western world with the hopes that a decisive break from imperialism is on the horizon. | Source

Saul Foster (2019-09-14). Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here. mronline.org Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source

Eds. (2019-09-14). Green Fascism: A far-right ecology movement is on the rise in Germany, and it's spreading here. mronline.org Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source

Gloria Rubac (2019-09-14). El Paso, firme! workers.org The chants rang out loud and clear all weekend: "El Paso!" Then: "Firme!" After the racist mass murders on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 more, El Paso activists issued a call to action against white supremacy. This was followed by a weekend of actions . . . | Continue reading El Paso, firme! at Workers.org

unitedEditor (2019-09-14). Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border. uwidata.com On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …

Ryan Grim (2019-09-13). Joe Biden's Stunningly Racist Answer on the Legacy of Slavery Has Been Overlooked. theintercept.com For the Washington Post, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered "the kind of performance his supporters have been waiting for — combative when needed and in the thick of the action throughout" during Thursday's presidential debate. Cable news commenters largely agreed. The New York Times was slightly less kind, subtitling its analysis "St…

Debbie Nathan (2019-09-13). An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants. theintercept.com Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…

Robert Mackey (2019-09-13). Creepy Republican Ad During Democratic Debate Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. theintercept.com The strange Republican obsession with attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reached a new low in a commercial break during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston on Thursday night. | The widely reviled commercial, which aired on ABC and was paid for by donors to the GOP New Faces PAC, opened with a photograph of the young Latinx congresswoman's face being set on fire to reveal images of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia underneath. | The attack ad…

splcenter (2019-09-13). Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect. splcenter.org Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Staff (2019-09-13). "Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery. democracynow.org During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.

pip.hinman (2019-09-13). As the Amazon forest burns, corporate media deflects blame. greenleft.org.au climate emergency Brian MierIssue 1237 Australia Amazon fires ranchers monocultureSeptember 13, 2019I spent last week in the Brazilian Am…

Jeff Blankfort (2019-09-12). A False Accusation of Antisemitism from Where You Would Least Expect It. dissidentvoice.org I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. — Benjamin Netayahu, 2001, quoted in Ha'aretz, July 15, 2010 It is not uncommon, of course, to be labeled "anti-Semitic" for calling attention to the inordinate power of the Israel Lobby over our political processes …

Staff (2019-09-12). Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…

Staff (2019-09-12). Headlines for September 12, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Denies Protected Status to Bahamians as 2,500 Listed as Missing, Supreme Court Allows Trump's Asylum Ban to Take Effect, "I Don't Want to Die": Honduran Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Says Deportation Would Kill Him, 37-Year-Old Mexican Man Dies in ICE Custody, the 8th Such Death This Fiscal Year, Reporters Barred from Secretive Immigration Tent Courts on Southern Border, Sacklers Would Remain Billionaires & Admit No Wrongdoing Under Tentative Opioid Settlement, Trump Says FDA Will Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, U.N. Investigators Say U.S.-Led Forces Committed War Crimes in Syria, Skyrocketing Violence Continues Ahea…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-11). Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance. splcenter.org President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.

Staff (2019-09-11). Headlines for September 11, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, Palestinians Say Annexation of West Bank Would Be "Paramount to a War Crime", Scottish Court Declares Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Ahead of Brexit "Unlawful", Japan Warns Radioactive Water from Fukushima to Be Dumped into Pacific Ocean, Republicans Win Two Special Congressional Elections in North Carolina, Study: 1,700 Polling Places Have Closed Since Gutting of Voting Rights Act, California Votes to Force Gig Companies to Treat Contract Workers Like Employees, Number of Uninsured Americans Jumps to 27.5 Million, CDC Warns Against Vaping Use as Sixth User D…

splcenter (2019-09-10). Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers. splcenter.org The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.

Jeff Abbott (2019-09-08). The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters. progressive.org The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.

splcenter (2019-09-05). Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers. splcenter.org A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-05). Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting. splcenter.org The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.

Brett Barrouquere (2019-09-04). Rift Exposed: A Desertion Robbed League of the South of Its Longtime Headquarters and Hints that a Member Chose His Real Estate Holdings over Southern Culture. splcenter.org League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate organization that advocates for Southern secession, has been roiled by a key defection that resulted in the group losing its headquarters in Wetumpka, Alabama, about 20 miles north of Montgomery.

splcenter (2019-09-04). New Human Rights Watch report highlights dangers in industry SPLC seeks to reform. splcenter.org A new report released by Human Rights Watch today highlights the increasingly dangerous conditions facing meatpacking workers across the United States — underscoring dangers the SPLC uncovered within an industry it has long sought to reform.

Mark Anthony Rolo (2019-09-03). Going Native: The Scent of Racism. progressive.org Christian Dior's latest ad campaign for its fragrance "Sauvage," featured an American Indian dancing in full regalia in the desert. But that's not what people should be mad about.

splcenter (2019-09-03). Identity Unmasked: Meet the Proprietors of the Internet's Largest Neo-Confederate Propaganda Machine. splcenter.org A small Facebook campaign predicated on keeping Confederate monuments in place has morphed into a group of more than 200 ardent, secretive separatists planning to make the South a separate nation.

Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project (2019-09-03). The Last Word: When Dollars Matter 
More Than Decency. splcenter.org As America's technology and financial giants struggle, or refuse, to curb hate on their platforms, far-right extremists leverage them to build war chests that promote bigotry and violence.

2019-09-18: Social Media Postees

In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement
Liz Vinson | splcenter.org | 2019-09-18
The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/18/victory-motorists-and-taxpayers-mississippi-sheriffs-office-will-stop-acting-immigration

What is at stake in the British Supreme Court's ruling on the proroguing of Parliament?
wsws.org | 2019-09-18
The Supreme Court has to decide whether the courts can legitimately pass judgement on prorogation and, if so, whether Johnson's suspension of parliament was legal.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/18/supr-s18.html

The Secret GOP Plan to Keep Power
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
The Supreme Court recently ruled it has no power to intervene when states use partisan gerrymandering to draw these maps, saying it is an issue for state legislatures and state courts. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-09-18_at_2.10.20_pm.png
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Controversial moments from John Humphrys' Today programme career
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-18
John Humphrys has divided opinion during his long tenure on the Today programme.His years of interviewing have produced moments that provoked criticism from listeners.While many listeners see Humphrys as the voice of Today and praise his interrogation of politicians, some critics have claimed a tactless approach in some conversations in his long BBC radio career.These are some of the presenter's controversial moments: — Pay cutFormer BBC China editor Carrie Gracie alleged pay discrimination (Dominic Lipinski/PA)The veteran Radio 4 broadcaster was revealed to have earned between £600,000 and £649,0…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/09/18/controversial-moments-from-john-humphrys-today-programme-career/

Syria: Terrorist Attacks, More NATO Weapons and War Crimes
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
As NATO media are currently mourning the departure of Neocon, John Bolton, and incited support for US bombing of Iran because Yemeni patriots engaged in a retaliatory bombing of an oil refinery in Saudi occupied Arabia, no attention is …
globalresearch.ca/syria-terrorist-attacks-more-nato-weapons-and-war-crimes/5689563

African Migrants Pledge to Continue Journey Despite US Asylum Ban
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-17
| The Trump administration's policy toward migrants and asylum seekers is, first and foremost, driven by an effort to deter migrants from attempting to reach the United States at all. The latest salvo in the U.S. government's efforts to fundamentally alter its asylum policy came last week with a Supreme Court ruling that allows U.S. officials to require migrants to first seek asylum from cou…
truthout.org/articles/african-migrants-pledge-to-continue-journey-despite-us-asylum-ban/

Rohingya in Myanmar Still Face 'Threat of Genocide': UN Report
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who remain inside Myanmar face systematic persecution and are living under the threat of genocide, a United Nations fact-finding mission said Monday, repeating calls for top generals to face trial. | RELATED: | Rohingya Villages Demolished to Build Gov't Camps: Report | Myanmar security forces are accused of killings, gang rape and arson during a crackdown that drove more than 730,000 people to flee the western Rakhine state for neighbouring B…
telesurenglish.net/news/Rohingya-in-Myanmar-Still-Face-Threat-of-Genocide-20190917-0032.html

Lawmaker: African-Americans battle backlash to challenges to power structure
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-17
WASHINGTON–African-Americans are battling "a swift backlash" to their challenges to the U.S. power structure — a power structure and economy based on slavery, racism and Jim Crow — a top Virginia African-American legislator says. State Sen. Jennifer McLellan said the current backlash, under the GOP Trump government and its GOP allies nationwide, is part of …
peoplesworld.org/article/lawmaker-african-americans-battle-backlash-to-challenges-to-power-structure/

Lawmaker: African-Americans battle backlash to challenges to power structure
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-17
WASHINGTON–African-Americans are battling "a swift backlash" to their challenges to the U.S. power structure — a power structure and economy based on slavery, racism and Jim Crow — a top Virginia African-American legislator says. State Sen. Jennifer McLellan said the current backlash, under the GOP Trump government and its GOP allies nationwide, is part of …
peoplesworld.org/article/lawmaker-african-americans-battle-backlash-to-challenges-to-power-structure/

The Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-17
| Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an eco-fascist. In her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, Klein writes, "My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this k…
truthout.org/video/the-far-rights-embrace-of-white-supremacy-is-tied-to-climate-crisis/

Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-17
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. | On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly…
mintpressnews.com/israel-apartheid-made-official-annexation-is-the-new-reality-in-palestine/261902/

Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century Is a Ploy and Annexation Is the New Reality
Ramzy Baroud | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. (Photo: Oren Ziv/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/palestine_school.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/17/apartheid-made-official-deal-century-ploy-and-annexation-new-reality?cd-origin=rss

Two elections, one apartheid state
Ariel Gold | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-17
Israelis are getting ready to head to the polls for the second time in 2019. Israel's last national elections were five months ago in April, ending in a razor-tight finish with Netanyahu's Likud party winning 35 Knesset seats and the Blue and White party winning 35 Knesset seats. The remaining 50 Knesset seats were won by smaller parties, with the majority going to right and far-right parties that had previously been in a coalition government with Likud. Netanyahu was awarded a continuation of his Prime Ministership and tasked with forming a coalition. | Unexpectedly, after more than a month of failed negotiat…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/17/two-elections-one-apartheid-state/

'House Democrats must not delay': Progressives, 2020 contenders demand Kavanaugh impeachment amid new sexual misconduct accusations
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-17
Progressive advocacy groups and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates led the chorus of voices demanding that House Democrats launch impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the New York Times over the weekend published fresh details about sexual misconduct allegations against the judge and FBI failures to investigate complaints made against him prior to his confirmation. | "The evidence that Kavanaugh committed perjury in his Senate testimony is mounting," Demand Justic…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/17/house-democrats-must-not-delay-progressives-2020-contenders-demand-kavanaugh-impeachment-amid-new-sexual-misconduct-accusations/

Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees
Editor | workers.org | 2019-09-17
The callous, white-supremacist response of Trump to the plight of tens of thousands of Bahamians was recently recognized by one of today's most high-profile athletes. Klay Thompson is considered one of the greatest shooters in the history of the National Basketball Association and is a three-time NBA champion with the . . . | Continue reading Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/17/reparations-for-bahamian-climate-refugees/

Why Iran's Khamenei pushes for higher birthrate?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-17
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has again called on compatriots to have more children while calling on authorities to help families increase the population amid crippling economic sanctions, high unemployment and staggering inflation rates. Inspired by the size of the population in China and India, Khamenei urged for advancing Iran's national power by doubling its …
uwidata.com/5327-why-irans-khamenei-pushes-for-higher-birthrate%d0%b3/

Trump Labor Dept. to OK hiring discrimination against gays
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-17
WASHINGTON–Disregarding popular opposition, especially from civil libertarians and the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community, the GOP Trump-run Labor Department appears ready to OK discrimination in hiring — based on religion, gender orientation or both — by enterprises that receive federal contracts. That would fulfill a goal of the anti-worker religious right, progressive analysts note. And since those enterprises …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-labor-dept-to-ok-hiring-discrimination-against-gays/

Ecofascism: Naomi Klein Warns the Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-17
Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an ecofascist. In her latest book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein writes, "My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this kind of white power eco-fascism emerge with much greater frequency, as a ferocious rationalization for refusing to liv…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/17/naomi_klein_eco_fascism

"On Fire": In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-17
Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian's destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. "We do know that if we a…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/17/naomi_klein_on_fire_green_new

Key players involved in Supreme Court prorogation case
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-17
As the Supreme Court considers legal challenges to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament, here is a look at the key players in the case before the UK's highest court.The court hears appeals on cases of the greatest public importance where it is considered there is an arguable point of law.Now the Supreme Court, which will sit as a panel of 11 justices for only the second time in its 10-year history, must reconcile contradictory judgments issued by the English and Scottish courts.– Gina MillerAnti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller (Aaron Chown/PA)The investment fund manager and campaigner…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/09/17/key-players-involved-in-supreme-court-prorogation-case/

Venezuela: Elements of opposition reach deal with Maduro government
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-16
Chicago, IL – On Monday September 16, the leaders of several opposition parties arrived at the Foreign Ministry in downtown Caracas to participate in the Roundtable of National Dialogue organized by the elected government of Nicolás Maduro. The Roundtable was established in the aftermath of the fascist violence in 2017, which was a response to the Supreme Court's decision to strip the National Assembly of its powers after its refusal to adhere to the country's constitution. | On the first day of the meeting, representatives from the government and the opposition parties announced six agreements that ha…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/16/venezuela-elements-opposition-reach-deal-maduro-government

Sometimes reporting isn't enough. We need to get stuck in and take action
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-09-16
I've covered a lot of protests as a journalist. It's important work especially as a lot of what's written in the mainstream media about demos is misleading at best. | In fact, it was on an Anti-Nazi League protest in Welling in 1993 that I first realised just how much you couldn't trust the press to report what really happened. It was the first riot I ever got caught up in, and what I witnessed firsthand…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/09/16/sometimes-reporting-isnt-enough-we-need-to-get-stuck-in-and-take-action/

Genocide threat for Myanmar's Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-16
Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to "erase their identity and remove them from the country", UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046442

Monday's Daily Brief: Ozone layer heals, 'regional conflagration' risk rises over oilfield attacks, South Sudan update, Myanmar genocide threat remains
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-16
A recap of Monday's top stories: The ozone layer is on track to repair; Instability rises over oilfield attacks in Saudi Arabia; General Assembly chief Espinosa bows out; Disaster and conflict displace thousands in Asia Pacific; Sexual violence unpunished in South Sudan; Genocide threat remains for Rohingya.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046502

Black is the New White: Feel good theatre at its best
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-16
plays racism Barry HealyIssue 1238 Australia PerthSeptember 16, 2019Black is the New White | | Written by Nakkia Lui, directed by Paige Rattray. | | Starring Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn], Tony Briggs…
greenleft.org.au/content/black-new-white-feel-good-theatre-its-best

Remembering the Birmingham church bombing
splcenter.org | 2019-09-15
Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/15/remembering-birmingham-church-bombing

Remembering the Birmingham church bombing
splcenter.org | 2019-09-15
Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/15/remembering-birmingham-church-bombing

Presumption of innocence? Dems call for Kavanaugh's impeachment amid new sex assault allegations
rt.com | 2019-09-15
A number of 2020 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn't waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. | The new storm around Kavanaugh, who was accused of past sexual misconduct last year, started with a New York Times feature on one of the accusers. | Deborah Ramirez, who went to Yale University with the future Justice, insists that he thrust his penis at her at a drunken party in 1980s. The paper wrote that it uncovered a similar incident of penis pushing into a female's hand based…
rt.com/usa/468876-kavanaugh-democrats-impeachment-sex-assault/

Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-14
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …
uwidata.com/5309-trump-and-mexico-a-step-toward-restoring-order-on-the-border/

Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here
Saul Foster | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/14/green-fascism-a-far-right-ecology-movement-is-on-the-rise-in-germany-and-its-spreading-here/

Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
All eyes are on the ongoing struggle between forces of fascism (whether Democratic Party or Republican in character) and the social democratic forces of the Western world with the hopes that a decisive break from imperialism is on the horizon. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/14/which-way-out-of-neoliberalism-fascism-or-socialism/

Green Fascism: A far-right ecology movement is on the rise in Germany, and it's spreading here
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/14/green-fascism-a-far-right-ecology-movement-is-on-the-rise-in-germany-and-its-spreading-here/

El Paso, firme!
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-09-14
The chants rang out loud and clear all weekend: "El Paso!" Then: "Firme!" After the racist mass murders on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 more, El Paso activists issued a call to action against white supremacy. This was followed by a weekend of actions . . . | Continue reading El Paso, firme! at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/14/el-paso-firme/

An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/asylum-interview-immigration-trump/

Creepy Republican Ad During Democratic Debate Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
The strange Republican obsession with attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reached a new low in a commercial break during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston on Thursday night. | The widely reviled commercial, which aired on ABC and was paid for by donors to the GOP New Faces PAC, opened with a photograph of the young Latinx congresswoman's face being set on fire to reveal images of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia underneath. | The attack ad…
theintercept.com/2019/09/12/debate-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-new-faces-pac-ad/

Joe Biden's Stunningly Racist Answer on the Legacy of Slavery Has Been Overlooked
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
For the Washington Post, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered "the kind of performance his supporters have been waiting for — combative when needed and in the thick of the action throughout" during Thursday's presidential debate. Cable news commenters largely agreed. The New York Times was slightly less kind, subtitling its analysis "St…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/joe-biden-democratic-debate-slavery/

Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect
splcenter.org | 2019-09-13
Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/13/weekend-read-let-us-remember-let-us-reflect

"Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_white_supremacy_racism

A False Accusation of Antisemitism from Where You Would Least Expect It
Jeff Blankfort | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. — Benjamin Netayahu, 2001, quoted in Ha'aretz, July 15, 2010 It is not uncommon, of course, to be labeled "anti-Semitic" for calling attention to the inordinate power of the Israel Lobby over our political processes …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/a-false-accusation-of-antisemitism-from-where-you-would-least-expect-it/

Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/benjamin_netanyahu_israel_west_bank_annexation

Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-11
President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/trumps-acting-national-security-adviser-once-tied-group-known-anti-muslim-stance

Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-11
President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/trumps-acting-national-security-adviser-once-tied-group-known-anti-muslim-stance

Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-10
The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/jeff-schoep-sheds-neo-nazi-past-stays-loyal-lawyers-maneuvers

Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-10
The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/jeff-schoep-sheds-neo-nazi-past-stays-loyal-lawyers-maneuvers

The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-09-08
The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.
progressive.org/dispatches/colombias-fragile-peace-splinters-abbott-190908/

The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-09-08
The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.
progressive.org/dispatches/colombias-fragile-peace-splinters-abbott-190908/

Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/05/judge-blocks-ice-denying-parole-asylum-seekers

Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/06/three-percent-security-forces-split-highlights-plague-infighting

Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/06/three-percent-security-forces-split-highlights-plague-infighting

Rift Exposed: A Desertion Robbed League of the South of Its Longtime Headquarters and Hints that a Member Chose His Real Estate Holdings over Southern Culture
Brett Barrouquere | splcenter.org | 2019-09-04
League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate organization that advocates for Southern secession, has been roiled by a key defection that resulted in the group losing its headquarters in Wetumpka, Alabama, about 20 miles north of Montgomery.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/rift-exposed-desertion-robbed-league-south-its-longtime-headquarters-and-hints-member-chose

2019-09-17: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2019-09-17). Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine. mintpressnews.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. | On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly…

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Iran Not Interested In Talks With US After Trump's Accusations. telesurenglish.net Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic has ruled out any talks with the U.S. administration after President Donald Trump accused them of carrying out the atack on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities this past weekend. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE | "Iranian officials, at any level, will never talk to American officials … this is part of their policy to put pressure on Iran," Iranian state TV…

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Israelis Vote for 2nd Time This Year to Elect New PM. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of a close-run election Tuesday, urging voters to support him to avert a "disaster." | RELATED: | 'Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with Netanyahu's right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael…

Berkeley Antifa (2019-09-17). Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure. indybay.org On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.

Staff (2019-09-17). Ecofascism: Naomi Klein Warns the Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis. democracynow.org Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an ecofascist. In her latest book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein writes, "My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this kind of white power eco-fascism emerge with much greater frequency, as a ferocious rationalization for refusing to liv…

Staff (2019-09-17). "On Fire": In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet. democracynow.org Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian's destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. "We do know that if we a…

The Canary (2019-09-17). Key players involved in Supreme Court prorogation case. thecanary.co As the Supreme Court considers legal challenges to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament, here is a look at the key players in the case before the UK's highest court.The court hears appeals on cases of the greatest public importance where it is considered there is an arguable point of law.Now the Supreme Court, which will sit as a panel of 11 justices for only the second time in its 10-year history, must reconcile contradictory judgments issued by the English and Scottish courts.— Gina MillerAnti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller (Aaron Chown/PA)The investment fund manager and campaigner…

John Wojcik (2019-09-16). Right-wing gains force Germany's Left Party to rethink its strategy. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—Sharp gains early this month for the neo-fascist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, coupled with falling support in both states for the Left Party, Die Linke, have the German left more worried than they have been in a long time. In both states, the extreme right …

Staff (2019-09-16). Supreme Court Ruling Pushes Tens of Thousands Toward Summary Deportation. truthout.org | | Last week's Supreme Court decision on Trump's new asylum restrictions inaugurates a horrifying new restrictionist era in U.S. immigration policy. | The decision, which allows the new constraints to go into effect while the legal challenges against them make their way through the court process, has made the (often undeserved) image of the U.S. as a leader in t…

Henry Giroux (2019-09-16). Populism Is Not the Answer to Neoliberal Fascism. truthdig.com Editor's note: This article was originally published on Truthout. | We have entered an ominous age of political conformity. Support is growing for a right-wing populism that views liberal democracy as both an anachronism and a curse. Meanwhile, many of those who oppose this growth of the right wing are turning to a left-wing populism that is dangerously susceptible to the same patterns of demagoguery and discourses of unity and exclusion. | The signposts are clear. Across the globe, politicians spew out inordinate incit…

Staff (2019-09-16). Henry A. Giroux on How Populism Aids Fascism. truthout.org | | In this interview, Henry A. Giroux argues against both right and left populism. He argues that populism contains a number of pathologies, including its reliance on leaders at the expense of social movements — a dangerous tactic that depoliticizes people and turns power over in many cases to demagogues or alleged progressives who personalize politics. In addition, Giroux argues populism's use of simplistic rhetoric avoids complexity, honest dialogue, multifaceted struggles, and the hard work of power-sharing modes o…

Emily Apple (2019-09-16). Sometimes reporting isn't enough. We need to get stuck in and take action. thecanary.co I've covered a lot of protests as a journalist. It's important work especially as a lot of what's written in the mainstream media about demos is misleading at best. | In fact, it was on an Anti-Nazi League protest in Welling in 1993 that I first realised just how much you couldn't trust the press to report what really happened. It was the first riot I ever got caught up in, and what I witnessed firsthand…

Jordan Stancil (2019-09-16). The Neo-Nazi Murder Haunting Germany. thenation.com The Neo-Nazi Murder Haunting Germany…

Bill Blum (2019-09-16). Impeach Trump and Kavanaugh Both. truthdig.com It's election season, and impeachment is in the air. | But it's not just President Donald Trump who is the target of impeachment demands. Thanks to the New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is also hearing the "I" word for possible perjury committed during his raucous and controversial Senate confirmation hearings last year about his alleged sexual depredations as a teenager. | The Times triggered the Kavanaugh outcry Saturday, when it published an op-ed adapted from a new book, "

Bill Blum (2019-09-16). Impeach Both Trump and Kavanaugh. truthdig.com It's election season, and impeachment is in the air. | But it's not just President Donald Trump who is the target of impeachment demands. Thanks to the New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is also hearing the "I" word for possible perjury committed during his raucous and controversial Senate confirmation hearings last year about his alleged sexual depredations as a teenager. | The Times triggered the Kavanaugh outcry Saturday, when it published an op-ed adapted from a new book, "

Staff (2019-09-16). Progressives, 2020 Contenders Demand Kavanaugh Impeachment. truthout.org | | Progressive advocacy groups and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates led the chorus of voices demanding that House Democrats launch impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the New York Times over the weekend published fresh details about sexual misconduct allegations against the judge and FBI failures to investigate complaints made against him prior to his confir…

Fight Back (2019-09-16). Venezuela: Elements of opposition reach deal with Maduro government. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On Monday September 16, the leaders of several opposition parties arrived at the Foreign Ministry in downtown Caracas to participate in the Roundtable of National Dialogue organized by the elected government of Nicolás Maduro. The Roundtable was established in the aftermath of the fascist violence in 2017, which was a response to the Supreme Court's decision to strip the National Assembly of its powers after its refusal to adhere to the country's constitution. | On the first day of the meeting, representatives from the government and the opposition parties announced six agreements that ha…

United Nations (2019-09-16). Monday's Daily Brief: Ozone layer heals, 'regional conflagration' risk rises over oilfield attacks, South Sudan update, Myanmar genocide threat remains. un.org A recap of Monday's top stories: The ozone layer is on track to repair; Instability rises over oilfield attacks in Saudi Arabia; General Assembly chief Espinosa bows out; Disaster and conflict displace thousands in Asia Pacific; Sexual violence unpunished in South Sudan; Genocide threat remains for Rohingya.

teleSUR (2019-09-16). Cuba Speaks Up On Fuel Provision Situation Due To US Blockade. telesurenglish.net Cuban Foreign Affair minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla accused the U.S. government once more for blocking the entrance of fuel to the Caribbean island. He qualified these actions as genocide and pointed out the privations and difficulties that impact Cuban family directly. | RELATED: | Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela | In the last few days, Cuba has a shortage of petroleum mainly related to the upsurge of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. sin…

United Nations (2019-09-16). Genocide threat for Myanmar's Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council. un.org Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to "erase their identity and remove them from the country", UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.

stuart_m (2019-09-16). Black is the New White: Feel good theatre at its best. greenleft.org.au plays racism Barry HealyIssue 1238 Australia PerthSeptember 16, 2019Black is the New White

| Written by Nakkia Lui, directed by Paige Rattray.

| Starring Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn], Tony Briggs…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-16). 'Birds of a Feather, Fascist Together': Critics Decry Trump's Decision to Join India's Modi Onstage at Houston Event. commondreams.org "I don't know what's more embarasssing—that Modi will appear beside Trump or that Trump will appear beside Modi. Both countries have my condolences." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_modi.jpg

splcenter (2019-09-15). Remembering the Birmingham church bombing. splcenter.org Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.

RT (2019-09-15). Presumption of innocence? Dems call for Kavanaugh's impeachment amid new sex assault allegations. rt.com A number of 2020 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn't waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. | The new storm around Kavanaugh, who was accused of past sexual misconduct last year, started with a New York Times feature on one of the accusers. | Deborah Ramirez, who went to Yale University with the future Justice, insists that he thrust his penis at her at a drunken party in 1980s. The paper wrote that it uncovered a similar incident of penis pushing into a female's hand based…

Gloria Rubac (2019-09-14). El Paso, firme! workers.org The chants rang out loud and clear all weekend: "El Paso!" Then: "Firme!" After the racist mass murders on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 more, El Paso activists issued a call to action against white supremacy. This was followed by a weekend of actions . . . | Continue reading El Paso, firme! at Workers.org

Eds. (2019-09-14). Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism? mronline.org All eyes are on the ongoing struggle between forces of fascism (whether Democratic Party or Republican in character) and the social democratic forces of the Western world with the hopes that a decisive break from imperialism is on the horizon. | Source

Saul Foster (2019-09-14). Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here. mronline.org Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source

unitedEditor (2019-09-14). Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border. uwidata.com On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …

RT (2019-09-13). AOC's face on fire in Republican 'genocide' ad makes Democrats cry racism. rt.com With no clear winner emerging from the third Democrat primary debate, the party has found something to unify around: calling Republicans racist over a provocative ad that linked socialism to Pol Pot and the Cambodian genocide. | "This is the face of socialism. And ignorance," says the thirty-second clip, opening on the smiling image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), a self-described democratic socialist. The face then begins to burn away, revealing the grisly photos of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia. | "Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know the horror of socialism? My father was minutes from death…

Staff (2019-09-13). 3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3). therealnews.com Our panel on the 3rd Democratic presidential debate takes a closer look at how the candidates look at and overlook crucial issues related to inequality and education in the United States…

Ellie Dorritie (2019-09-13). Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme. workers.org Im/migrant rights supporters held a rally and march in Buffalo, N,Y., on Sept. 7 in solidarity with El Paso Firme, taking place in El Paso, Texas, on the same day. The National Action Against White Supremacy was called by the Border Network for Human Rights, RAICES Texas, the National Day . . . | Continue reading Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme at Workers.org

Debbie Nathan (2019-09-13). An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants. theintercept.com Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…

Ryan Grim (2019-09-13). Joe Biden's Stunningly Racist Answer on the Legacy of Slavery Has Been Overlooked. theintercept.com For the Washington Post, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered "the kind of performance his supporters have been waiting for — combative when needed and in the thick of the action throughout" during Thursday's presidential debate. Cable news commenters largely agreed. The New York Times was slightly less kind, subtitling its analysis "St…

Robert Mackey (2019-09-13). Creepy Republican Ad During Democratic Debate Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. theintercept.com The strange Republican obsession with attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reached a new low in a commercial break during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston on Thursday night. | The widely reviled commercial, which aired on ABC and was paid for by donors to the GOP New Faces PAC, opened with a photograph of the young Latinx congresswoman's face being set on fire to reveal images of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia underneath. | The attack ad…

splcenter (2019-09-13). Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect. splcenter.org Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Staff (2019-09-13). "Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery. democracynow.org During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.

pip.hinman (2019-09-13). As the Amazon forest burns, corporate media deflects blame. greenleft.org.au climate emergency Brian MierIssue 1237 Australia Amazon fires ranchers monocultureSeptember 13, 2019I spent last week in the Brazilian Am…

Staff (2019-09-12). Supreme Court's Asylum Ruling Is Incomprehensible. therealnews.com The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump's new asylum rule, which makes it almost impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The court's support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law.

Staff (2019-09-12). UPDATED: Protesters Greet Trump in Baltimore Weeks After He Attacked City. therealnews.com Over one hundred demonstrators protested President Trump's visit to Baltimore on Thursday Sept 12th, the first of several planned demonstrations against a gathering of Congressional republicans at a ritzy waterfront resort. | Trump's visit came just weeks after he attacked the city in a series of incendiary tweets. He called Baltimore "rat infested" and "a place no one wants to live," and called local congressman Elijah Cummings a "racist" and a "failure." | As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings is leading probes into the Trump administration, as well as the Trump family's business dealings. | Pr…

Jeff Blankfort (2019-09-12). A False Accusation of Antisemitism from Where You Would Least Expect It. dissidentvoice.org I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. — Benjamin Netayahu, 2001, quoted in Ha'aretz, July 15, 2010 It is not uncommon, of course, to be labeled "anti-Semitic" for calling attention to the inordinate power of the Israel Lobby over our political processes …

Todd Smith (2019-09-12). Obscured by Mushroom Clouds. dissidentvoice.org Not all atrocities are created equal — except that all are equally atrocious. Auschwitz, Srebrenica, Rwanda, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Memorial Day weekend, 1921, and many other scenes of modern genocide besides, are easily seen as crimes against humanity of the worst magnitude. Yet, if you add Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the mass murderous mix in the …

Staff (2019-09-12). Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…

Staff (2019-09-12). Headlines for September 12, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Denies Protected Status to Bahamians as 2,500 Listed as Missing, Supreme Court Allows Trump's Asylum Ban to Take Effect, "I Don't Want to Die": Honduran Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Says Deportation Would Kill Him, 37-Year-Old Mexican Man Dies in ICE Custody, the 8th Such Death This Fiscal Year, Reporters Barred from Secretive Immigration Tent Courts on Southern Border, Sacklers Would Remain Billionaires & Admit No Wrongdoing Under Tentative Opioid Settlement, Trump Says FDA Will Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, U.N. Investigators Say U.S.-Led Forces Committed War Crimes in Syria, Skyrocketing Violence Continues Ahea…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-11). Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance. splcenter.org President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.

Staff (2019-09-11). Headlines for September 11, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, Palestinians Say Annexation of West Bank Would Be "Paramount to a War Crime", Scottish Court Declares Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Ahead of Brexit "Unlawful", Japan Warns Radioactive Water from Fukushima to Be Dumped into Pacific Ocean, Republicans Win Two Special Congressional Elections in North Carolina, Study: 1,700 Polling Places Have Closed Since Gutting of Voting Rights Act, California Votes to Force Gig Companies to Treat Contract Workers Like Employees, Number of Uninsured Americans Jumps to 27.5 Million, CDC Warns Against Vaping Use as Sixth User D…

splcenter (2019-09-10). Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers. splcenter.org The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.

Jeff Abbott (2019-09-08). The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters. progressive.org The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.

splcenter (2019-09-05). Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers. splcenter.org A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-05). Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting. splcenter.org The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.

Brett Barrouquere (2019-09-04). Rift Exposed: A Desertion Robbed League of the South of Its Longtime Headquarters and Hints that a Member Chose His Real Estate Holdings over Southern Culture. splcenter.org League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate organization that advocates for Southern secession, has been roiled by a key defection that resulted in the group losing its headquarters in Wetumpka, Alabama, about 20 miles north of Montgomery.

2019-09-17: Social Media Postees

Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-17
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. | On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly…
mintpressnews.com/israel-apartheid-made-official-annexation-is-the-new-reality-in-palestine/261902/

Iran Not Interested In Talks With US After Trump's Accusations
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic has ruled out any talks with the U.S. administration after President Donald Trump accused them of carrying out the atack on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities this past weekend. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE | "Iranian officials, at any level, will never talk to American officials … this is part of their policy to put pressure on Iran," Iranian state TV…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Not-Interested-In-Talks-With-US-After-Trumps-Accusations-20190917-0001.html

Israelis Vote for 2nd Time This Year to Elect New PM
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of a close-run election Tuesday, urging voters to support him to avert a "disaster." | RELATED: | 'Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with Netanyahu's right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israelis-Vote-for-2nd-Time-This-Year-to-Elect-New-PM-20190917-0004.html

Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure
Berkeley Antifa | indybay.org | 2019-09-17
On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/14/18826231.php

Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure
Berkeley Antifa | indybay.org | 2019-09-17
On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/14/18826231.php

"On Fire": In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-17
Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian's destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. "We do know that if we a…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/17/naomi_klein_on_fire_green_new

Ecofascism: Naomi Klein Warns the Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-17
Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an ecofascist. In her latest book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein writes, "My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this kind of white power eco-fascism emerge with much greater frequency, as a ferocious rationalization for refusing to liv…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/17/naomi_klein_eco_fascism

Key players involved in Supreme Court prorogation case
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-17
As the Supreme Court considers legal challenges to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament, here is a look at the key players in the case before the UK's highest court.The court hears appeals on cases of the greatest public importance where it is considered there is an arguable point of law.Now the Supreme Court, which will sit as a panel of 11 justices for only the second time in its 10-year history, must reconcile contradictory judgments issued by the English and Scottish courts.– Gina MillerAnti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller (Aaron Chown/PA)The investment fund manager and campaigner…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/09/17/key-players-involved-in-supreme-court-prorogation-case/

Supreme Court Ruling Pushes Tens of Thousands Toward Summary Deportation
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| Last week's Supreme Court decision on Trump's new asylum restrictions inaugurates a horrifying new restrictionist era in U.S. immigration policy. | The decision, which allows the new constraints to go into effect while the legal challenges against them make their way through the court process, has made the (often undeserved) image of the U.S. as a leader in t…
truthout.org/articles/supreme-court-ruling-pushes-tens-of-thousands-toward-summary-deportation/

Populism Is Not the Answer to Neoliberal Fascism
Henry Giroux | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
Editor's note: This article was originally published on Truthout. | We have entered an ominous age of political conformity. Support is growing for a right-wing populism that views liberal democracy as both an anachronism and a curse. Meanwhile, many of those who oppose this growth of the right wing are turning to a left-wing populism that is dangerously susceptible to the same patterns of demagoguery and discourses of unity and exclusion. | The signposts are clear. Across the globe, politicians spew out inordinate incit…
truthdig.com/articles/populism-is-not-the-answer-to-neoliberal-fascism/

Populism Is Not the Answer to Neoliberal Fascism
Henry Giroux | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
Editor's note: This article was originally published on Truthout. | We have entered an ominous age of political conformity. Support is growing for a right-wing populism that views liberal democracy as both an anachronism and a curse. Meanwhile, many of those who oppose this growth of the right wing are turning to a left-wing populism that is dangerously susceptible to the same patterns of demagoguery and discourses of unity and exclusion. | The signposts are clear. Across the globe, politicians spew out inordinate incit…
truthdig.com/articles/populism-is-not-the-answer-to-neoliberal-fascism/

Henry A. Giroux on How Populism Aids Fascism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| In this interview, Henry A. Giroux argues against both right and left populism. He argues that populism contains a number of pathologies, including its reliance on leaders at the expense of social movements — a dangerous tactic that depoliticizes people and turns power over in many cases to demagogues or alleged progressives who personalize politics. In addition, Giroux argues populism's use of simplistic rhetoric avoids complexity, honest dialogue, multifaceted struggles, and the hard work of power-sharing modes o…
truthout.org/audio/henry-a-giroux-on-how-populism-aids-fascism/

Sometimes reporting isn't enough. We need to get stuck in and take action
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-09-16
I've covered a lot of protests as a journalist. It's important work especially as a lot of what's written in the mainstream media about demos is misleading at best. | In fact, it was on an Anti-Nazi League protest in Welling in 1993 that I first realised just how much you couldn't trust the press to report what really happened. It was the first riot I ever got caught up in, and what I witnessed firsthand…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/09/16/sometimes-reporting-isnt-enough-we-need-to-get-stuck-in-and-take-action/

The Neo-Nazi Murder Haunting Germany
Jordan Stancil | thenation.com | 2019-09-16
The Neo-Nazi Murder Haunting Germany…
thenation.com/article/neo-nazi-germany/

Venezuela: Elements of opposition reach deal with Maduro government
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-16
Chicago, IL – On Monday September 16, the leaders of several opposition parties arrived at the Foreign Ministry in downtown Caracas to participate in the Roundtable of National Dialogue organized by the elected government of Nicolás Maduro. The Roundtable was established in the aftermath of the fascist violence in 2017, which was a response to the Supreme Court's decision to strip the National Assembly of its powers after its refusal to adhere to the country's constitution. | On the first day of the meeting, representatives from the government and the opposition parties announced six agreements that ha…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/16/venezuela-elements-opposition-reach-deal-maduro-government

Impeach Both Trump and Kavanaugh
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
It's election season, and impeachment is in the air. | But it's not just President Donald Trump who is the target of impeachment demands. Thanks to the New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is also hearing the "I" word for possible perjury committed during his raucous and controversial Senate confirmation hearings last year about his alleged sexual depredations as a teenager. | The Times triggered the Kavanaugh outcry Saturday, when it published an op-ed adapted from a new book, "
truthdig.com/articles/impeach-both-trump-and-kavanaugh/

Venezuela: Elements of opposition reach deal with Maduro government
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-16
Chicago, IL – On Monday September 16, the leaders of several opposition parties arrived at the Foreign Ministry in downtown Caracas to participate in the Roundtable of National Dialogue organized by the elected government of Nicolás Maduro. The Roundtable was established in the aftermath of the fascist violence in 2017, which was a response to the Supreme Court's decision to strip the National Assembly of its powers after its refusal to adhere to the country's constitution. | On the first day of the meeting, representatives from the government and the opposition parties announced six agreements that ha…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/16/venezuela-elements-opposition-reach-deal-maduro-government

Progressives, 2020 Contenders Demand Kavanaugh Impeachment
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| Progressive advocacy groups and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates led the chorus of voices demanding that House Democrats launch impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the New York Times over the weekend published fresh details about sexual misconduct allegations against the judge and FBI failures to investigate complaints made against him prior to his confir…
truthout.org/articles/progressives-2020-contenders-demand-kavanaugh-impeachment/

Impeach Trump and Kavanaugh Both
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
It's election season, and impeachment is in the air. | But it's not just President Donald Trump who is the target of impeachment demands. Thanks to the New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is also hearing the "I" word for possible perjury committed during his raucous and controversial Senate confirmation hearings last year about his alleged sexual depredations as a teenager. | The Times triggered the Kavanaugh outcry Saturday, when it published an op-ed adapted from a new book, "
truthdig.com/articles/impeach-both-trump-and-kavanaugh/

Right-wing gains force Germany's Left Party to rethink its strategy
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-16
BERLIN–Sharp gains early this month for the neo-fascist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, coupled with falling support in both states for the Left Party, Die Linke, have the German left more worried than they have been in a long time. In both states, the extreme right …
peoplesworld.org/article/right-wing-gains-force-germanys-left-party-to-rethink-its-strategy/

Right-wing gains force Germany's Left Party to rethink its strategy
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-16
BERLIN–Sharp gains early this month for the neo-fascist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, coupled with falling support in both states for the Left Party, Die Linke, have the German left more worried than they have been in a long time. In both states, the extreme right …
peoplesworld.org/article/right-wing-gains-force-germanys-left-party-to-rethink-its-strategy/

Monday's Daily Brief: Ozone layer heals, 'regional conflagration' risk rises over oilfield attacks, South Sudan update, Myanmar genocide threat remains
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-16
A recap of Monday's top stories: The ozone layer is on track to repair; Instability rises over oilfield attacks in Saudi Arabia; General Assembly chief Espinosa bows out; Disaster and conflict displace thousands in Asia Pacific; Sexual violence unpunished in South Sudan; Genocide threat remains for Rohingya.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046502

Genocide threat for Myanmar's Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-16
Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to "erase their identity and remove them from the country", UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046442

Cuba Speaks Up On Fuel Provision Situation Due To US Blockade
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-16
Cuban Foreign Affair minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla accused the U.S. government once more for blocking the entrance of fuel to the Caribbean island. He qualified these actions as genocide and pointed out the privations and difficulties that impact Cuban family directly. | RELATED: | Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela | In the last few days, Cuba has a shortage of petroleum mainly related to the upsurge of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. sin…
telesurenglish.net/news/rodriguez-parrilla-us-embargo-cuba-sanctions-fuel-20190916-0010.html

Black is the New White: Feel good theatre at its best
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-16
plays racism Barry HealyIssue 1238 Australia PerthSeptember 16, 2019Black is the New White | | Written by Nakkia Lui, directed by Paige Rattray. | | Starring Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn], Tony Briggs…
greenleft.org.au/content/black-new-white-feel-good-theatre-its-best

'Birds of a Feather, Fascist Together': Critics Decry Trump's Decision to Join India's Modi Onstage at Houston Event
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
"I don't know what's more embarasssing—that Modi will appear beside Trump or that Trump will appear beside Modi. Both countries have my condolences." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_modi.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/16/birds-feather-fascist-together-critics-decry-trumps-decision-join-indias-modi?cd-origin=rss

Remembering the Birmingham church bombing
splcenter.org | 2019-09-15
Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/15/remembering-birmingham-church-bombing

Presumption of innocence? Dems call for Kavanaugh's impeachment amid new sex assault allegations
rt.com | 2019-09-15
A number of 2020 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn't waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. | The new storm around Kavanaugh, who was accused of past sexual misconduct last year, started with a New York Times feature on one of the accusers. | Deborah Ramirez, who went to Yale University with the future Justice, insists that he thrust his penis at her at a drunken party in 1980s. The paper wrote that it uncovered a similar incident of penis pushing into a female's hand based…
rt.com/usa/468876-kavanaugh-democrats-impeachment-sex-assault/

Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-14
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …
uwidata.com/5309-trump-and-mexico-a-step-toward-restoring-order-on-the-border/

Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here
Saul Foster | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/14/green-fascism-a-far-right-ecology-movement-is-on-the-rise-in-germany-and-its-spreading-here/

Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
All eyes are on the ongoing struggle between forces of fascism (whether Democratic Party or Republican in character) and the social democratic forces of the Western world with the hopes that a decisive break from imperialism is on the horizon. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/14/which-way-out-of-neoliberalism-fascism-or-socialism/

El Paso, firme!
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-09-14
The chants rang out loud and clear all weekend: "El Paso!" Then: "Firme!" After the racist mass murders on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 more, El Paso activists issued a call to action against white supremacy. This was followed by a weekend of actions . . . | Continue reading El Paso, firme! at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/14/el-paso-firme/

An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/asylum-interview-immigration-trump/

AOC's face on fire in Republican 'genocide' ad makes Democrats cry racism
rt.com | 2019-09-13
With no clear winner emerging from the third Democrat primary debate, the party has found something to unify around: calling Republicans racist over a provocative ad that linked socialism to Pol Pot and the Cambodian genocide. | "This is the face of socialism. And ignorance," says the thirty-second clip, opening on the smiling image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), a self-described democratic socialist. The face then begins to burn away, revealing the grisly photos of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia. | "Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know the horror of socialism? My father was minutes from death…
rt.com/usa/468778-aoc-republican-ad-genocide/

Creepy Republican Ad During Democratic Debate Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
The strange Republican obsession with attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reached a new low in a commercial break during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston on Thursday night. | The widely reviled commercial, which aired on ABC and was paid for by donors to the GOP New Faces PAC, opened with a photograph of the young Latinx congresswoman's face being set on fire to reveal images of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia underneath. | The attack ad…
theintercept.com/2019/09/12/debate-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-new-faces-pac-ad/

3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-13
Our panel on the 3rd Democratic presidential debate takes a closer look at how the candidates look at and overlook crucial issues related to inequality and education in the United States…
therealnews.com/stories/3rd-democratic-debate-education-inequality-and-racism-2-3

Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme
Ellie Dorritie | workers.org | 2019-09-13
Im/migrant rights supporters held a rally and march in Buffalo, N,Y., on Sept. 7 in solidarity with El Paso Firme, taking place in El Paso, Texas, on the same day. The National Action Against White Supremacy was called by the Border Network for Human Rights, RAICES Texas, the National Day . . . | Continue reading Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/12/buffalo-demonstrates-solidarity-with-el-paso-firme/

Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect
splcenter.org | 2019-09-13
Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/13/weekend-read-let-us-remember-let-us-reflect

Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect
splcenter.org | 2019-09-13
Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/13/weekend-read-let-us-remember-let-us-reflect

Joe Biden's Stunningly Racist Answer on the Legacy of Slavery Has Been Overlooked
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
For the Washington Post, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered "the kind of performance his supporters have been waiting for — combative when needed and in the thick of the action throughout" during Thursday's presidential debate. Cable news commenters largely agreed. The New York Times was slightly less kind, subtitling its analysis "St…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/joe-biden-democratic-debate-slavery/

"Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_white_supremacy_racism

Supreme Court's Asylum Ruling Is Incomprehensible
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-12
The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump's new asylum rule, which makes it almost impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The court's support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law.
therealnews.com/stories/supreme-courts-asylum-ruling-is-incomprehensible

A False Accusation of Antisemitism from Where You Would Least Expect It
Jeff Blankfort | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. — Benjamin Netayahu, 2001, quoted in Ha'aretz, July 15, 2010 It is not uncommon, of course, to be labeled "anti-Semitic" for calling attention to the inordinate power of the Israel Lobby over our political processes …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/a-false-accusation-of-antisemitism-from-where-you-would-least-expect-it/

Obscured by Mushroom Clouds
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Not all atrocities are created equal — except that all are equally atrocious. Auschwitz, Srebrenica, Rwanda, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Memorial Day weekend, 1921, and many other scenes of modern genocide besides, are easily seen as crimes against humanity of the worst magnitude. Yet, if you add Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the mass murderous mix in the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/obscured-by-mushroom-clouds/

UPDATED: Protesters Greet Trump in Baltimore Weeks After He Attacked City
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-12
Over one hundred demonstrators protested President Trump's visit to Baltimore on Thursday Sept 12th, the first of several planned demonstrations against a gathering of Congressional republicans at a ritzy waterfront resort. | Trump's visit came just weeks after he attacked the city in a series of incendiary tweets. He called Baltimore "rat infested" and "a place no one wants to live," and called local congressman Elijah Cummings a "racist" and a "failure." | As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings is leading probes into the Trump administration, as well as the Trump family's business dealings. | Pr…
therealnews.com/columns/protesters-greet-trump-in-baltimore-weeks-after-he-attacked-city

Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/benjamin_netanyahu_israel_west_bank_annexation

Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-11
President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/trumps-acting-national-security-adviser-once-tied-group-known-anti-muslim-stance

Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-10
The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/jeff-schoep-sheds-neo-nazi-past-stays-loyal-lawyers-maneuvers

Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-10
The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/jeff-schoep-sheds-neo-nazi-past-stays-loyal-lawyers-maneuvers

The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-09-08
The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.
progressive.org/dispatches/colombias-fragile-peace-splinters-abbott-190908/

2019-09-16: News Headlines

John Wojcik (2019-09-16). Right-wing gains force Germany's Left Party to rethink its strategy. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—Sharp gains early this month for the neo-fascist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, coupled with falling support in both states for the Left Party, Die Linke, have the German left more worried than they have been in a long time. In both states, the extreme right …

Berkeley Antifa (2019-09-16). Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure. indybay.org On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.

Robert Koehler (2019-09-16). Altruists of the World Unite! counterpunch.org The biggest joke on the planet may be the phrase "national security." It almost always justifies something brutal, whether outright murder (a.k.a. war) or climate apartheid — the rejection and condemnation of refugees who are fleeing terrible conditions in their homeland, often created or intensified by climate change. Thus Mark Morgan, acting director of U.S. More

WSWS (2019-09-16). Election in Austria: Freedom Party demonstrates its close links to the Identitarian movement. wsws.org The speech delivered by an experienced FPàñ official to a group of several dozen neo-Nazis, shortly before the election, sends a clear signal.

Jordan Stancil (2019-09-16). The Neo-Nazi Murder Haunting Germany. thenation.com The Neo-Nazi Murder Haunting Germany…

United Nations (2019-09-16). Genocide threat for Myanmar's Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council. un.org Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to "erase their identity and remove them from the country", UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.

stuart_m (2019-09-16). Black is the New White: Feel good theatre at its best. greenleft.org.au plays racism Barry HealyIssue 1238 Australia PerthSeptember 16, 2019Black is the New White

| Written by Nakkia Lui, directed by Paige Rattray.

| Starring Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn], Tony Briggs…

teleSUR (2019-09-15). AOC's Face Burned in Republican Party Video to Slam Socialism. telesurenglish.net The United States Congresswoman Ilhan Omar slammed a video aired during the Democratic Debate Thursday which showed her fellow Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez's burning face while a former congressional candidate spo…

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2019-09-15). In the wake of Netanyahu's racist campaigning, it's time for the world to hold the Israeli state to account. thecanary.co Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is running for re-election, and in a bid to strengthen his support he has promised to annex even more areas of the occupied West Bank. This would mean giving the Israeli state sovereignty over what is currently recognised as Palestinian territory. | "The nail in the coffin" for any hope of peace: | Netanyahu's latest move has been widely condemned. For many, it's not only detrimenta…

Ariel Gold (2019-09-15). Israel: Two Elections, One Apartheid State. commondreams.org Israelis walk by a Likud Party billboard shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with US President Donald Trump on August 5, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel to return to polls on September 17 after Netanyahu fails to form goverment. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netanyahu-trump-likud-poster-955px.jpg

Fréa Lockley (2019-09-15). Communities explain how 'critical and important' actions against the world's largest arms fair are. thecanary.co Since 2 September, activists have taken direct action to try and stop the world's largest arms fair — Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI). And now, people and communities in some of the countries affected by the arms sold at the fair have responded. This shows just how important opposing DSEI is. | "Really critical and important": | Activist Sam Walton shared a…

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Israeli Gov't Legalizes Colony in Palestinian Jordan's Valley. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled for far-right voter support two days before an election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal status for an unauthorised outpost. | RELATED: | Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Netanyahu's caretaker government met on Sunday in the Jordan Valley, a largely agricultural area which he announced on Tuesday that…

splcenter (2019-09-15). Remembering the Birmingham church bombing. splcenter.org Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.

RT (2019-09-15). Presumption of innocence? Dems call for Kavanaugh's impeachment amid new sex assault allegations. rt.com A number of 2020 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn't waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. | The new storm around Kavanaugh, who was accused of past sexual misconduct last year, started with a New York Times feature on one of the accusers. | Deborah Ramirez, who went to Yale University with the future Justice, insists that he thrust his penis at her at a drunken party in 1980s. The paper wrote that it uncovered a similar incident of penis pushing into a female's hand based…

Eds. (2019-09-14). Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism? mronline.org All eyes are on the ongoing struggle between forces of fascism (whether Democratic Party or Republican in character) and the social democratic forces of the Western world with the hopes that a decisive break from imperialism is on the horizon. | Source

Saul Foster (2019-09-14). Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here. mronline.org Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source

Gloria Rubac (2019-09-14). El Paso, firme! workers.org The chants rang out loud and clear all weekend: "El Paso!" Then: "Firme!" After the racist mass murders on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 more, El Paso activists issued a call to action against white supremacy. This was followed by a weekend of actions . . . | Continue reading El Paso, firme! at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-09-14). Fascistic elements in Republican Party threaten Democrats O'Rourke and Ocasio-Cortez. wsws.org Both incidents reflect the growing threat of political violence from the far-right.

unitedEditor (2019-09-14). Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border. uwidata.com On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …

WSWS (2019-09-14). Defending pensions against Macron requires an international political strategy. wsws.org The way forward to defend pensions and oppose the well-advanced drive towards fascistic police state rule is to turn to the international working class.

Staff (2019-09-13). 3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3). therealnews.com Our panel on the 3rd Democratic presidential debate takes a closer look at how the candidates look at and overlook crucial issues related to inequality and education in the United States…

RT (2019-09-13). AOC's face on fire in Republican 'genocide' ad makes Democrats cry racism. rt.com With no clear winner emerging from the third Democrat primary debate, the party has found something to unify around: calling Republicans racist over a provocative ad that linked socialism to Pol Pot and the Cambodian genocide. | "This is the face of socialism. And ignorance," says the thirty-second clip, opening on the smiling image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), a self-described democratic socialist. The face then begins to burn away, revealing the grisly photos of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia. | "Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know the horror of socialism? My father was minutes from death…

Ryan Grim (2019-09-13). Joe Biden's Stunningly Racist Answer on the Legacy of Slavery Has Been Overlooked. theintercept.com For the Washington Post, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered "the kind of performance his supporters have been waiting for — combative when needed and in the thick of the action throughout" during Thursday's presidential debate. Cable news commenters largely agreed. The New York Times was slightly less kind, subtitling its analysis "St…

Debbie Nathan (2019-09-13). An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants. theintercept.com Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…

David Rosen (2019-09-13). The Likely End to Roe v. Wade? counterpunch.org A 2017 U.S. government report, "SUPREME COURT DECISIONS OVERRULED BY SUBSEQUENT DECISION," notes, "while the Supreme Court sometimes expressly overrules a prior decision, in other instances the overruling must be deduced from the principles of related cases." The report identifies 237 Court decision that have been either overturned or revised. A handful of key Court cases illustrates More

Ellie Dorritie (2019-09-13). Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme. workers.org Im/migrant rights supporters held a rally and march in Buffalo, N,Y., on Sept. 7 in solidarity with El Paso Firme, taking place in El Paso, Texas, on the same day. The National Action Against White Supremacy was called by the Border Network for Human Rights, RAICES Texas, the National Day . . . | Continue reading Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme at Workers.org

Robert Mackey (2019-09-13). Creepy Republican Ad During Democratic Debate Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. theintercept.com The strange Republican obsession with attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reached a new low in a commercial break during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston on Thursday night. | The widely reviled commercial, which aired on ABC and was paid for by donors to the GOP New Faces PAC, opened with a photograph of the young Latinx congresswoman's face being set on fire to reveal images of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia underneath. | The attack ad…

splcenter (2019-09-13). Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect. splcenter.org Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Sasha Abramsky (2019-09-13). Child Abuse as Official Government Policy. thenation.com Child Abuse as Official Government Policy…

Staff (2019-09-13). "Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery. democracynow.org During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.

pip.hinman (2019-09-13). As the Amazon forest burns, corporate media deflects blame. greenleft.org.au climate emergency Brian MierIssue 1237 Australia Amazon fires ranchers monocultureSeptember 13, 2019I spent last week in the Brazilian Am…

T.J. Coles (2019-09-13). Jeremy Corbyn: Electoral "Chicken" or Political Mastermind? counterpunch.org Britain's hard-right Tory Prime Minister, Boris Johnson (BoJo the Racist Clown), recently told US Vice President, Mike Pence, that Labour's genuinely left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is "a gigantic chlorinated chicken." The official Tory Twitter account even featured a Photoshopped image of Corbyn wearing a chicken costume, making the joke (which doesn't even work) that the More

Staff (2019-09-12). UPDATED: Protesters Greet Trump in Baltimore Weeks After He Attacked City. therealnews.com Over one hundred demonstrators protested President Trump's visit to Baltimore on Thursday Sept 12th, the first of several planned demonstrations against a gathering of Congressional republicans at a ritzy waterfront resort. | Trump's visit came just weeks after he attacked the city in a series of incendiary tweets. He called Baltimore "rat infested" and "a place no one wants to live," and called local congressman Elijah Cummings a "racist" and a "failure." | As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings is leading probes into the Trump administration, as well as the Trump family's business dealings. | Pr…

Staff (2019-09-12). Supreme Court's Asylum Ruling Is Incomprehensible. therealnews.com The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump's new asylum rule, which makes it almost impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The court's support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law.

Jeff Blankfort (2019-09-12). A False Accusation of Antisemitism from Where You Would Least Expect It. dissidentvoice.org I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. — Benjamin Netayahu, 2001, quoted in Ha'aretz, July 15, 2010 It is not uncommon, of course, to be labeled "anti-Semitic" for calling attention to the inordinate power of the Israel Lobby over our political processes …

Todd Smith (2019-09-12). Obscured by Mushroom Clouds. dissidentvoice.org Not all atrocities are created equal — except that all are equally atrocious. Auschwitz, Srebrenica, Rwanda, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Memorial Day weekend, 1921, and many other scenes of modern genocide besides, are easily seen as crimes against humanity of the worst magnitude. Yet, if you add Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the mass murderous mix in the …

Staff (2019-09-12). Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…

Staff (2019-09-12). Headlines for September 12, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Denies Protected Status to Bahamians as 2,500 Listed as Missing, Supreme Court Allows Trump's Asylum Ban to Take Effect, "I Don't Want to Die": Honduran Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Says Deportation Would Kill Him, 37-Year-Old Mexican Man Dies in ICE Custody, the 8th Such Death This Fiscal Year, Reporters Barred from Secretive Immigration Tent Courts on Southern Border, Sacklers Would Remain Billionaires & Admit No Wrongdoing Under Tentative Opioid Settlement, Trump Says FDA Will Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, U.N. Investigators Say U.S.-Led Forces Committed War Crimes in Syria, Skyrocketing Violence Continues Ahea…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-11). Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance. splcenter.org President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.

Staff (2019-09-11). Headlines for September 11, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, Palestinians Say Annexation of West Bank Would Be "Paramount to a War Crime", Scottish Court Declares Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Ahead of Brexit "Unlawful", Japan Warns Radioactive Water from Fukushima to Be Dumped into Pacific Ocean, Republicans Win Two Special Congressional Elections in North Carolina, Study: 1,700 Polling Places Have Closed Since Gutting of Voting Rights Act, California Votes to Force Gig Companies to Treat Contract Workers Like Employees, Number of Uninsured Americans Jumps to 27.5 Million, CDC Warns Against Vaping Use as Sixth User D…

splcenter (2019-09-10). Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers. splcenter.org The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.

Jeff Abbott (2019-09-08). The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters. progressive.org The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-05). Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting. splcenter.org The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.

splcenter (2019-09-05). Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers. splcenter.org A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.

Brett Barrouquere (2019-09-04). Rift Exposed: A Desertion Robbed League of the South of Its Longtime Headquarters and Hints that a Member Chose His Real Estate Holdings over Southern Culture. splcenter.org League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate organization that advocates for Southern secession, has been roiled by a key defection that resulted in the group losing its headquarters in Wetumpka, Alabama, about 20 miles north of Montgomery.

splcenter (2019-09-04). New Human Rights Watch report highlights dangers in industry SPLC seeks to reform. splcenter.org A new report released by Human Rights Watch today highlights the increasingly dangerous conditions facing meatpacking workers across the United States — underscoring dangers the SPLC uncovered within an industry it has long sought to reform.

Mark Anthony Rolo (2019-09-03). Going Native: The Scent of Racism. progressive.org Christian Dior's latest ad campaign for its fragrance "Sauvage," featured an American Indian dancing in full regalia in the desert. But that's not what people should be mad about.

splcenter (2019-09-03). Identity Unmasked: Meet the Proprietors of the Internet's Largest Neo-Confederate Propaganda Machine. splcenter.org A small Facebook campaign predicated on keeping Confederate monuments in place has morphed into a group of more than 200 ardent, secretive separatists planning to make the South a separate nation.

splcenter (2019-09-03). Hatewatch: Brave in the Dark. splcenter.org Using fake names and fictional avatars, wannabe killers and hatemongers exude courage and commitment to their hateful causes.

splcenter (2019-09-03). Resolute: The Battle Against Hate Demands Vigilance. splcenter.org Hate persists. It's relentless.

2019-09-16: Social Media Postees

Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure
Berkeley Antifa | indybay.org | 2019-09-16
On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/14/18826231.php

Altruists of the World Unite!
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
The biggest joke on the planet may be the phrase "national security." It almost always justifies something brutal, whether outright murder (a.k.a. war) or climate apartheid — the rejection and condemnation of refugees who are fleeing terrible conditions in their homeland, often created or intensified by climate change. Thus Mark Morgan, acting director of U.S.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/16/altruists-of-the-world-unite/

Right-wing gains force Germany's Left Party to rethink its strategy
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-16
BERLIN–Sharp gains early this month for the neo-fascist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, coupled with falling support in both states for the Left Party, Die Linke, have the German left more worried than they have been in a long time. In both states, the extreme right …
peoplesworld.org/article/right-wing-gains-force-germanys-left-party-to-rethink-its-strategy/

Election in Austria: Freedom Party demonstrates its close links to the Identitarian movement
wsws.org | 2019-09-16
The speech delivered by an experienced FPàñ official to a group of several dozen neo-Nazis, shortly before the election, sends a clear signal.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/16/aust-s16.html

The Neo-Nazi Murder Haunting Germany
Jordan Stancil | thenation.com | 2019-09-16
The Neo-Nazi Murder Haunting Germany…
thenation.com/article/neo-nazi-germany/

Genocide threat for Myanmar's Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-16
Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to "erase their identity and remove them from the country", UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046442

Black is the New White: Feel good theatre at its best
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-16
plays racism Barry HealyIssue 1238 Australia PerthSeptember 16, 2019Black is the New White | | Written by Nakkia Lui, directed by Paige Rattray. | | Starring Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn], Tony Briggs…
greenleft.org.au/content/black-new-white-feel-good-theatre-its-best

Israeli Gov't Legalizes Colony in Palestinian Jordan's Valley
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled for far-right voter support two days before an election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal status for an unauthorised outpost. | RELATED: | Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Netanyahu's caretaker government met on Sunday in the Jordan Valley, a largely agricultural area which he announced on Tuesday that…
telesurenglish.net/news/israel-banjamin-netanyahu-west-bank-colony-20190915-0009.html

Israel: Two Elections, One Apartheid State
Ariel Gold | commondreams.org | 2019-09-15
Israelis walk by a Likud Party billboard shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with US President Donald Trump on August 5, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel to return to polls on September 17 after Netanyahu fails to form goverment. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netanyahu-trump-likud-poster-955px.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/15/israel-two-elections-one-apartheid-state?cd-origin=rss

Remembering the Birmingham church bombing
splcenter.org | 2019-09-15
Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/15/remembering-birmingham-church-bombing

In the wake of Netanyahu's racist campaigning, it's time for the world to hold the Israeli state to account
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-15
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is running for re-election, and in a bid to strengthen his support he has promised to annex even more areas of the occupied West Bank. This would mean giving the Israeli state sovereignty over what is currently recognised as Palestinian territory. | "The nail in the coffin" for any hope of peace: | Netanyahu's latest move has been widely condemned. For many, it's not only detrimenta…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/09/15/in-the-wake-of-netanyahus-racist-campaigning-its-time-for-the-world-to-hold-the-israeli-state-to-account/

Presumption of innocence? Dems call for Kavanaugh's impeachment amid new sex assault allegations
rt.com | 2019-09-15
A number of 2020 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn't waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. | The new storm around Kavanaugh, who was accused of past sexual misconduct last year, started with a New York Times feature on one of the accusers. | Deborah Ramirez, who went to Yale University with the future Justice, insists that he thrust his penis at her at a drunken party in 1980s. The paper wrote that it uncovered a similar incident of penis pushing into a female's hand based…
rt.com/usa/468876-kavanaugh-democrats-impeachment-sex-assault/

Fascistic elements in Republican Party threaten Democrats O'Rourke and Ocasio-Cortez
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
Both incidents reflect the growing threat of political violence from the far-right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/cort-s14.html

Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-14
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …
uwidata.com/5309-trump-and-mexico-a-step-toward-restoring-order-on-the-border/

Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here
Saul Foster | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/14/green-fascism-a-far-right-ecology-movement-is-on-the-rise-in-germany-and-its-spreading-here/

Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
All eyes are on the ongoing struggle between forces of fascism (whether Democratic Party or Republican in character) and the social democratic forces of the Western world with the hopes that a decisive break from imperialism is on the horizon. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/14/which-way-out-of-neoliberalism-fascism-or-socialism/

Defending pensions against Macron requires an international political strategy
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The way forward to defend pensions and oppose the well-advanced drive towards fascistic police state rule is to turn to the international working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/fran-s14.html

El Paso, firme!
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-09-14
The chants rang out loud and clear all weekend: "El Paso!" Then: "Firme!" After the racist mass murders on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 more, El Paso activists issued a call to action against white supremacy. This was followed by a weekend of actions . . . | Continue reading El Paso, firme! at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/14/el-paso-firme/

An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/asylum-interview-immigration-trump/

AOC's face on fire in Republican 'genocide' ad makes Democrats cry racism
rt.com | 2019-09-13
With no clear winner emerging from the third Democrat primary debate, the party has found something to unify around: calling Republicans racist over a provocative ad that linked socialism to Pol Pot and the Cambodian genocide. | "This is the face of socialism. And ignorance," says the thirty-second clip, opening on the smiling image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), a self-described democratic socialist. The face then begins to burn away, revealing the grisly photos of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia. | "Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know the horror of socialism? My father was minutes from death…
rt.com/usa/468778-aoc-republican-ad-genocide/

Creepy Republican Ad During Democratic Debate Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
The strange Republican obsession with attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reached a new low in a commercial break during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston on Thursday night. | The widely reviled commercial, which aired on ABC and was paid for by donors to the GOP New Faces PAC, opened with a photograph of the young Latinx congresswoman's face being set on fire to reveal images of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia underneath. | The attack ad…
theintercept.com/2019/09/12/debate-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-new-faces-pac-ad/

3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-13
Our panel on the 3rd Democratic presidential debate takes a closer look at how the candidates look at and overlook crucial issues related to inequality and education in the United States…
therealnews.com/stories/3rd-democratic-debate-education-inequality-and-racism-2-3

Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect
splcenter.org | 2019-09-13
Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/13/weekend-read-let-us-remember-let-us-reflect

Joe Biden's Stunningly Racist Answer on the Legacy of Slavery Has Been Overlooked
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
For the Washington Post, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered "the kind of performance his supporters have been waiting for — combative when needed and in the thick of the action throughout" during Thursday's presidential debate. Cable news commenters largely agreed. The New York Times was slightly less kind, subtitling its analysis "St…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/joe-biden-democratic-debate-slavery/

Jeremy Corbyn: Electoral "Chicken" or Political Mastermind?
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
Britain's hard-right Tory Prime Minister, Boris Johnson (BoJo the Racist Clown), recently told US Vice President, Mike Pence, that Labour's genuinely left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is "a gigantic chlorinated chicken." The official Tory Twitter account even featured a Photoshopped image of Corbyn wearing a chicken costume, making the joke (which doesn't even work) that the…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/jeremy-corbyn-electoral-chicken-or-political-mastermind/

Child Abuse as Official Government Policy
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-09-13
Child Abuse as Official Government Policy…
thenation.com/article/supreme-court-asylum-health-insurance/

Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme
Ellie Dorritie | workers.org | 2019-09-13
Im/migrant rights supporters held a rally and march in Buffalo, N,Y., on Sept. 7 in solidarity with El Paso Firme, taking place in El Paso, Texas, on the same day. The National Action Against White Supremacy was called by the Border Network for Human Rights, RAICES Texas, the National Day . . . | Continue reading Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/12/buffalo-demonstrates-solidarity-with-el-paso-firme/

The Likely End to Roe v. Wade?
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
A 2017 U.S. government report, "SUPREME COURT DECISIONS OVERRULED BY SUBSEQUENT DECISION," notes, "while the Supreme Court sometimes expressly overrules a prior decision, in other instances the overruling must be deduced from the principles of related cases." The report identifies 237 Court decision that have been either overturned or revised. A handful of key Court cases illustrates…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/the-likely-end-to-roe-v-wade/

"Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_white_supremacy_racism

A False Accusation of Antisemitism from Where You Would Least Expect It
Jeff Blankfort | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. — Benjamin Netayahu, 2001, quoted in Ha'aretz, July 15, 2010 It is not uncommon, of course, to be labeled "anti-Semitic" for calling attention to the inordinate power of the Israel Lobby over our political processes …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/a-false-accusation-of-antisemitism-from-where-you-would-least-expect-it/

UPDATED: Protesters Greet Trump in Baltimore Weeks After He Attacked City
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-12
Over one hundred demonstrators protested President Trump's visit to Baltimore on Thursday Sept 12th, the first of several planned demonstrations against a gathering of Congressional republicans at a ritzy waterfront resort. | Trump's visit came just weeks after he attacked the city in a series of incendiary tweets. He called Baltimore "rat infested" and "a place no one wants to live," and called local congressman Elijah Cummings a "racist" and a "failure." | As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings is leading probes into the Trump administration, as well as the Trump family's business dealings. | Pr…
therealnews.com/columns/protesters-greet-trump-in-baltimore-weeks-after-he-attacked-city

Supreme Court's Asylum Ruling Is Incomprehensible
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-12
The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump's new asylum rule, which makes it almost impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The court's support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law.
therealnews.com/stories/supreme-courts-asylum-ruling-is-incomprehensible

Obscured by Mushroom Clouds
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Not all atrocities are created equal — except that all are equally atrocious. Auschwitz, Srebrenica, Rwanda, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Memorial Day weekend, 1921, and many other scenes of modern genocide besides, are easily seen as crimes against humanity of the worst magnitude. Yet, if you add Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the mass murderous mix in the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/obscured-by-mushroom-clouds/

Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/benjamin_netanyahu_israel_west_bank_annexation

Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-11
President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/trumps-acting-national-security-adviser-once-tied-group-known-anti-muslim-stance

Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-10
The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/jeff-schoep-sheds-neo-nazi-past-stays-loyal-lawyers-maneuvers

The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-09-08
The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.
progressive.org/dispatches/colombias-fragile-peace-splinters-abbott-190908/

Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/06/three-percent-security-forces-split-highlights-plague-infighting

Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/05/judge-blocks-ice-denying-parole-asylum-seekers

Rift Exposed: A Desertion Robbed League of the South of Its Longtime Headquarters and Hints that a Member Chose His Real Estate Holdings over Southern Culture
Brett Barrouquere | splcenter.org | 2019-09-04
League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate organization that advocates for Southern secession, has been roiled by a key defection that resulted in the group losing its headquarters in Wetumpka, Alabama, about 20 miles north of Montgomery.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/rift-exposed-desertion-robbed-league-south-its-longtime-headquarters-and-hints-member-chose

New Human Rights Watch report highlights dangers in industry SPLC seeks to reform
splcenter.org | 2019-09-04
A new report released by Human Rights Watch today highlights the increasingly dangerous conditions facing meatpacking workers across the United States — underscoring dangers the SPLC uncovered within an industry it has long sought to reform.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/04/new-human-rights-watch-report-highlights-dangers-industry-splc-seeks-reform

Going Native: The Scent of Racism
Mark Anthony Rolo | progressive.org | 2019-09-03
Christian Dior's latest ad campaign for its fragrance "Sauvage," featured an American Indian dancing in full regalia in the desert. But that's not what people should be mad about.
progressive.org/dispatches/going-native-the-scent-of-racism-rolo-190903/

Identity Unmasked: Meet the Proprietors of the Internet's Largest Neo-Confederate Propaganda Machine
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
A small Facebook campaign predicated on keeping Confederate monuments in place has morphed into a group of more than 200 ardent, secretive separatists planning to make the South a separate nation.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/identity-unmasked-meet-proprietors-internets-largest-neo-confederate-propaganda-machine

Out of the Darkness: Conversion Therapist Quits 'Ex-Gay' Movement
Intelligence Report Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
According to Truth Wins Out, Matheson's fellow ex-gay leader Rich Wyler announced his exit in a post to a private Facebook group. TWO "goes undercover to expose 'ex-gay' conversion leaders as hypocritical frauds that have not actually changed their sexual orientation," its website states.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/out-darkness-conversion-therapist-quits-ex-gay-movement

Hatewatch: Brave in the Dark
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Using fake names and fictional avatars, wannabe killers and hatemongers exude courage and commitment to their hateful causes.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/hatewatch-brave-dark

Spurned & Burned: Anti-Muslim Extremists Rebuff Prominent Chapter Leader
Intelligence Report Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Images of the World Trade Center in flames exposed a schism between a notable hate group's activists and its aspirations, leading to a prominent member's resignation.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/spurned-burned-anti-muslim-extremists-rebuff-prominent-chapter-leader

Resolute: The Battle Against Hate Demands Vigilance
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Hate persists. It's relentless.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/resolute-battle-against-hate-demands-vigilance

No' Money, Mo' Problems: Militiaman's Fundraising Plea Devolves into Lawsuit and Mistrust
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
The jailed militiaman had an interesting fundraising appeal.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/no-money-mo-problems-militiamans-fundraising-plea-devolves-lawsuit-and-mistrust

The Last Word: When Dollars Matter 
More Than Decency
Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
As America's technology and financial giants struggle, or refuse, to curb hate on their platforms, far-right extremists leverage them to build war chests that promote bigotry and violence.
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/last-word-when-dollars-matter-more-decency

Ex-Mayor Beth Van Duyne, Known for Anti-Sharia Crusade, Running for Congress
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Beth Van Duyne, a former Texas mayor who stoked hysteria around an Islamic tribunal and has associated with anti-Muslim hate groups, is running for U.S. Congress.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/03/ex-mayor-beth-van-duyne-known-anti-sharia-crusade-running-congress

2019-09-15: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-09-15). AOC's Face Burned in Republican Party Video to Slam Socialism. telesurenglish.net The United States Congresswoman Ilhan Omar slammed a video aired during the Democratic Debate Thursday which showed her fellow Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez's burning face while a former congressional candidate spo…

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2019-09-15). In the wake of Netanyahu's racist campaigning, it's time for the world to hold the Israeli state to account. thecanary.co Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is running for re-election, and in a bid to strengthen his support he has promised to annex even more areas of the occupied West Bank. This would mean giving the Israeli state sovereignty over what is currently recognised as Palestinian territory. | "The nail in the coffin" for any hope of peace: | Netanyahu's latest move has been widely condemned. For many, it's not only detrimenta…

Staff (2019-09-15). Naomi Klein: The Struggles Against Climate Change and Racism Are Inseparable. truthout.org | | Naomi Klein, author of the new book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, talks about solutions to the climate crisis, Greta Thunberg, birth strikes and how she finds hope. | Natalie Hanman: Why are you publishing this book now? | Naomi Klein: I still feel that the way that we talk about climate change is too compartmentalised, too siloed from the other crises we face. A really strong theme running through the book is the links between it and the crisis of rising white suprem…

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Israeli Gov't Legalizes Colony in Palestinian Jordan's Valley. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled for far-right voter support two days before an election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal status for an unauthorised outpost. | RELATED: | Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Netanyahu's caretaker government met on Sunday in the Jordan Valley, a largely agricultural area which he announced on Tuesday that…

Ariel Gold (2019-09-15). Israel: Two Elections, One Apartheid State. commondreams.org Israelis walk by a Likud Party billboard shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with US President Donald Trump on August 5, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel to return to polls on September 17 after Netanyahu fails to form goverment. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netanyahu-trump-likud-poster-955px.jpg

Fréa Lockley (2019-09-15). Communities explain how 'critical and important' actions against the world's largest arms fair are. thecanary.co Since 2 September, activists have taken direct action to try and stop the world's largest arms fair — Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI). And now, people and communities in some of the countries affected by the arms sold at the fair have responded. This shows just how important opposing DSEI is. | "Really critical and important": | Activist Sam Walton shared a…

splcenter (2019-09-15). Remembering the Birmingham church bombing. splcenter.org Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.

Berkeley Antifa (2019-09-15). Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure. indybay.org On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.

RT (2019-09-15). Presumption of innocence? Dems call for Kavanaugh's impeachment amid new sex assault allegations. rt.com A number of 202 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn't waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. | The new storm around Kavanaugh, who was accused of past sexual misconduct last year, started with a New York Times feature on one of the accusers. | Deborah Ramirez, who went to Yale University with the future Justice, insists that he thrust his penis at her at a drunken party in 1980s. The paper wrote that it uncovered a similar incident of penis pushing into a female's hand based…

Eds. (2019-09-14). Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism? mronline.org All eyes are on the ongoing struggle between forces of fascism (whether Democratic Party or Republican in character) and the social democratic forces of the Western world with the hopes that a decisive break from imperialism is on the horizon. | Source

Saul Foster (2019-09-14). Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here. mronline.org Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source

Gloria Rubac (2019-09-14). El Paso, firme! workers.org The chants rang out loud and clear all weekend: "El Paso!" Then: "Firme!" After the racist mass murders on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 more, El Paso activists issued a call to action against white supremacy. This was followed by a weekend of actions . . . | Continue reading El Paso, firme! at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-09-14). Fascistic elements in Republican Party threaten Democrats O'Rourke and Ocasio-Cortez. wsws.org Both incidents reflect the growing threat of political violence from the far-right.

unitedEditor (2019-09-14). Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border. uwidata.com On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …

WSWS (2019-09-14). No letup in Trump's war on immigrants as 37-year-old Mexican man dies in ICE custody. wsws.org The recent Supreme Court ruling effectively eliminating the right to asylum is but the latest and sharpest expression of the attack on the rights of immigrants.

Staff (2019-09-14). Schools Should Do Away With English-Only Policies and Racist Dress Codes. truthout.org | | Immigrants are under attack and racist acts of violence are on the rise. In this context, it is doubly unconscionable that many educational programs that purportedly aim to nurture students of color instead subject them to "English-only" policies and dress codes aimed at curtailing expressions of their racial, cultural and religious identities. | English-only policies persist in a number of different contexts, including schools and some workplaces. According to the Center for Applied Lingu…

WSWS (2019-09-14). Defending pensions against Macron requires an international political strategy. wsws.org The way forward to defend pensions and oppose the well-advanced drive towards fascistic police state rule is to turn to the international working class.

RT (2019-09-13). AOC's face on fire in Republican 'genocide' ad makes Democrats cry racism. rt.com With no clear winner emerging from the third Democrat primary debate, the party has found something to unify around: calling Republicans racist over a provocative ad that linked socialism to Pol Pot and the Cambodian genocide. | "This is the face of socialism. And ignorance," says the thirty-second clip, opening on the smiling image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), a self-described democratic socialist. The face then begins to burn away, revealing the grisly photos of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia. | "Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know the horror of socialism? My father was minutes from death…

Staff (2019-09-13). 3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3). therealnews.com Our panel on the 3rd Democratic presidential debate takes a closer look at how the candidates look at and overlook crucial issues related to inequality and education in the United States…

Ellie Dorritie (2019-09-13). Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme. workers.org Im/migrant rights supporters held a rally and march in Buffalo, N,Y., on Sept. 7 in solidarity with El Paso Firme, taking place in El Paso, Texas, on the same day. The National Action Against White Supremacy was called by the Border Network for Human Rights, RAICES Texas, the National Day . . . | Continue reading Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme at Workers.org

Debbie Nathan (2019-09-13). An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants. theintercept.com Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…

David Rosen (2019-09-13). The Likely End to Roe v. Wade? counterpunch.org A 2017 U.S. government report, "SUPREME COURT DECISIONS OVERRULED BY SUBSEQUENT DECISION," notes, "while the Supreme Court sometimes expressly overrules a prior decision, in other instances the overruling must be deduced from the principles of related cases." The report identifies 237 Court decision that have been either overturned or revised. A handful of key Court cases illustrates More

Ryan Grim (2019-09-13). Joe Biden's Stunningly Racist Answer on the Legacy of Slavery Has Been Overlooked. theintercept.com For the Washington Post, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered "the kind of performance his supporters have been waiting for — combative when needed and in the thick of the action throughout" during Thursday's presidential debate. Cable news commenters largely agreed. The New York Times was slightly less kind, subtitling its analysis "St…

Robert Mackey (2019-09-13). Creepy Republican Ad During Democratic Debate Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. theintercept.com The strange Republican obsession with attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reached a new low in a commercial break during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston on Thursday night. | The widely reviled commercial, which aired on ABC and was paid for by donors to the GOP New Faces PAC, opened with a photograph of the young Latinx congresswoman's face being set on fire to reveal images of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia underneath. | The attack ad…

Staff (2019-09-13). Resisting a World That Privileges Whiteness—While We Still Can. truthdig.com "My Time Among the Whites: Notes From an Unfinished Education" | A book by Jennine Capó Crucet | In the past couple of years, a new trend has emerged that can best be described as post-Trump Latinx literature. By "post-Trump," I mean a nascent body of literature that critiques Trump and the ideology he represents, a counter-archive to the white supremacy that dominates the news. As Latinx authors contend with Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric, which casts all immigrants as Mexicans and all Mexicans as criminals, this work has been a site of resistance, of hope, of sorrow. | This still-forming canon began with tw…

splcenter (2019-09-13). Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect. splcenter.org Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

WSWS (2019-09-13). The bipartisan attack on the right to asylum. wsws.org The US Supreme Court's decision abolishes the right to asylum for hundreds of thousands fleeing imperialist war and violence.

Sasha Abramsky (2019-09-13). Child Abuse as Official Government Policy. thenation.com Child Abuse as Official Government Policy…

pip.hinman (2019-09-13). As the Amazon forest burns, corporate media deflects blame. greenleft.org.au climate emergency Brian MierIssue 1237 Australia Amazon fires ranchers monocultureSeptember 13, 2019I spent last week in the Brazilian Am…

Staff (2019-09-13). "Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery. democracynow.org During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.

T.J. Coles (2019-09-13). Jeremy Corbyn: Electoral "Chicken" or Political Mastermind? counterpunch.org Britain's hard-right Tory Prime Minister, Boris Johnson (BoJo the Racist Clown), recently told US Vice President, Mike Pence, that Labour's genuinely left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is "a gigantic chlorinated chicken." The official Tory Twitter account even featured a Photoshopped image of Corbyn wearing a chicken costume, making the joke (which doesn't even work) that the More

Michelle Zacarias (2019-09-12). Marca Bristo leaves behind a legacy of disability justice. peoplesworld.org After a long battle with cancer, disability justice pioneer Marca Bristo passed away this week. The veteran community organizer was one of the key players in drafting and passing the Americans with Disabilities Act, civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Bristo also founded Access Living, a Chicago-based disability rights organization that …

Staff (2019-09-12). Supreme Court's Asylum Ruling Is Incomprehensible. therealnews.com The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump's new asylum rule, which makes it almost impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The court's support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law.

Staff (2019-09-12). UPDATED: Protesters Greet Trump in Baltimore Weeks After He Attacked City. therealnews.com Over one hundred demonstrators protested President Trump's visit to Baltimore on Thursday Sept 12th, the first of several planned demonstrations against a gathering of Congressional republicans at a ritzy waterfront resort. | Trump's visit came just weeks after he attacked the city in a series of incendiary tweets. He called Baltimore "rat infested" and "a place no one wants to live," and called local congressman Elijah Cummings a "racist" and a "failure." | As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings is leading probes into the Trump administration, as well as the Trump family's business dealings. | Pr…

Todd Smith (2019-09-12). Obscured by Mushroom Clouds. dissidentvoice.org Not all atrocities are created equal — except that all are equally atrocious. Auschwitz, Srebrenica, Rwanda, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Memorial Day weekend, 1921, and many other scenes of modern genocide besides, are easily seen as crimes against humanity of the worst magnitude. Yet, if you add Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the mass murderous mix in the …

Jeff Blankfort (2019-09-12). A False Accusation of Antisemitism from Where You Would Least Expect It. dissidentvoice.org I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. — Benjamin Netayahu, 2001, quoted in Ha'aretz, July 15, 2010 It is not uncommon, of course, to be labeled "anti-Semitic" for calling attention to the inordinate power of the Israel Lobby over our political processes …

Staff (2019-09-12). Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…

Staff (2019-09-12). Headlines for September 12, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Denies Protected Status to Bahamians as 2,500 Listed as Missing, Supreme Court Allows Trump's Asylum Ban to Take Effect, "I Don't Want to Die": Honduran Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Says Deportation Would Kill Him, 37-Year-Old Mexican Man Dies in ICE Custody, the 8th Such Death This Fiscal Year, Reporters Barred from Secretive Immigration Tent Courts on Southern Border, Sacklers Would Remain Billionaires & Admit No Wrongdoing Under Tentative Opioid Settlement, Trump Says FDA Will Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, U.N. Investigators Say U.S.-Led Forces Committed War Crimes in Syria, Skyrocketing Violence Continues Ahea…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-11). Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance. splcenter.org President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.

Staff (2019-09-11). Headlines for September 11, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, Palestinians Say Annexation of West Bank Would Be "Paramount to a War Crime", Scottish Court Declares Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Ahead of Brexit "Unlawful", Japan Warns Radioactive Water from Fukushima to Be Dumped into Pacific Ocean, Republicans Win Two Special Congressional Elections in North Carolina, Study: 1,700 Polling Places Have Closed Since Gutting of Voting Rights Act, California Votes to Force Gig Companies to Treat Contract Workers Like Employees, Number of Uninsured Americans Jumps to 27.5 Million, CDC Warns Against Vaping Use as Sixth User D…

splcenter (2019-09-10). Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers. splcenter.org The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.

Staff (2019-09-09). Witchcraft, Anarchy and the Rise of LeftTube. therealnews.com A new generation of leftists are fighting the alt-right and influencing the progressive discourse one video essay at a time. We asked anarchist and libertarian socialist Angie Speaks about engaging with the isolation and loneliness produced by a society colonized by corporatism…

Jeff Abbott (2019-09-08). The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters. progressive.org The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-05). Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting. splcenter.org The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.

splcenter (2019-09-05). Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers. splcenter.org A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.

Brett Barrouquere (2019-09-04). Rift Exposed: A Desertion Robbed League of the South of Its Longtime Headquarters and Hints that a Member Chose His Real Estate Holdings over Southern Culture. splcenter.org League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate organization that advocates for Southern secession, has been roiled by a key defection that resulted in the group losing its headquarters in Wetumpka, Alabama, about 20 miles north of Montgomery.

splcenter (2019-09-04). New Human Rights Watch report highlights dangers in industry SPLC seeks to reform. splcenter.org A new report released by Human Rights Watch today highlights the increasingly dangerous conditions facing meatpacking workers across the United States — underscoring dangers the SPLC uncovered within an industry it has long sought to reform.

Mark Anthony Rolo (2019-09-03). Going Native: The Scent of Racism. progressive.org Christian Dior's latest ad campaign for its fragrance "Sauvage," featured an American Indian dancing in full regalia in the desert. But that's not what people should be mad about.

splcenter (2019-09-03). Identity Unmasked: Meet the Proprietors of the Internet's Largest Neo-Confederate Propaganda Machine. splcenter.org A small Facebook campaign predicated on keeping Confederate monuments in place has morphed into a group of more than 200 ardent, secretive separatists planning to make the South a separate nation.

splcenter (2019-09-03). No' Money, Mo' Problems: Militiaman's Fundraising Plea Devolves into Lawsuit and Mistrust. splcenter.org The jailed militiaman had an interesting fundraising appeal.

2019-09-15: Social Media Postees

Naomi Klein: The Struggles Against Climate Change and Racism Are Inseparable
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-15
| Naomi Klein, author of the new book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, talks about solutions to the climate crisis, Greta Thunberg, birth strikes and how she finds hope. | Natalie Hanman: Why are you publishing this book now? | Naomi Klein: I still feel that the way that we talk about climate change is too compartmentalised, too siloed from the other crises we face. A really strong theme running through the book is the links between it and the crisis of rising white suprem…
truthout.org/articles/naomi-klein-the-struggles-against-climate-change-and-racism-are-inseparable/

Israel: Two Elections, One Apartheid State
Ariel Gold | commondreams.org | 2019-09-15
Israelis walk by a Likud Party billboard shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with US President Donald Trump on August 5, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel to return to polls on September 17 after Netanyahu fails to form goverment. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netanyahu-trump-likud-poster-955px.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/15/israel-two-elections-one-apartheid-state?cd-origin=rss

Israeli Gov't Legalizes Colony in Palestinian Jordan's Valley
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled for far-right voter support two days before an election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal status for an unauthorised outpost. | RELATED: | Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Netanyahu's caretaker government met on Sunday in the Jordan Valley, a largely agricultural area which he announced on Tuesday that…
telesurenglish.net/news/israel-banjamin-netanyahu-west-bank-colony-20190915-0009.html

Remembering the Birmingham church bombing
splcenter.org | 2019-09-15
Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/15/remembering-birmingham-church-bombing

Remembering the Birmingham church bombing
splcenter.org | 2019-09-15
Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/15/remembering-birmingham-church-bombing

In the wake of Netanyahu's racist campaigning, it's time for the world to hold the Israeli state to account
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-15
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is running for re-election, and in a bid to strengthen his support he has promised to annex even more areas of the occupied West Bank. This would mean giving the Israeli state sovereignty over what is currently recognised as Palestinian territory. | "The nail in the coffin" for any hope of peace: | Netanyahu's latest move has been widely condemned. For many, it's not only detrimenta…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/09/15/in-the-wake-of-netanyahus-racist-campaigning-its-time-for-the-world-to-hold-the-israeli-state-to-account/

Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure
Berkeley Antifa | indybay.org | 2019-09-15
On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/14/18826231.php

Presumption of innocence? Dems call for Kavanaugh's impeachment amid new sex assault allegations
rt.com | 2019-09-15
A number of 202 Democratic nomination hopefuls didn't waste time before taking a shot at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as new harassment allegations surfaced. And they hardly see a place for the benefit of the doubt. | The new storm around Kavanaugh, who was accused of past sexual misconduct last year, started with a New York Times feature on one of the accusers. | Deborah Ramirez, who went to Yale University with the future Justice, insists that he thrust his penis at her at a drunken party in 1980s. The paper wrote that it uncovered a similar incident of penis pushing into a female's hand based…
rt.com/usa/468876-kavanaugh-democrats-impeachment-sex-assault/

Fascistic elements in Republican Party threaten Democrats O'Rourke and Ocasio-Cortez
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
Both incidents reflect the growing threat of political violence from the far-right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/cort-s14.html

Fascistic elements in Republican Party threaten Democrats O'Rourke and Ocasio-Cortez
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
Both incidents reflect the growing threat of political violence from the far-right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/cort-s14.html

No letup in Trump's war on immigrants as 37-year-old Mexican man dies in ICE custody
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The recent Supreme Court ruling effectively eliminating the right to asylum is but the latest and sharpest expression of the attack on the rights of immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/immi-s14.html

Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-14
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …
uwidata.com/5309-trump-and-mexico-a-step-toward-restoring-order-on-the-border/

Schools Should Do Away With English-Only Policies and Racist Dress Codes
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-14
| Immigrants are under attack and racist acts of violence are on the rise. In this context, it is doubly unconscionable that many educational programs that purportedly aim to nurture students of color instead subject them to "English-only" policies and dress codes aimed at curtailing expressions of their racial, cultural and religious identities. | English-only policies persist in a number of different contexts, including schools and some workplaces. According to the Center for Applied Lingu…
truthout.org/articles/schools-should-do-away-with-english-only-policies-and-racist-dress-codes/

Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
All eyes are on the ongoing struggle between forces of fascism (whether Democratic Party or Republican in character) and the social democratic forces of the Western world with the hopes that a decisive break from imperialism is on the horizon. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/14/which-way-out-of-neoliberalism-fascism-or-socialism/

Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here
Saul Foster | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/14/green-fascism-a-far-right-ecology-movement-is-on-the-rise-in-germany-and-its-spreading-here/

Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here
Saul Foster | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/14/green-fascism-a-far-right-ecology-movement-is-on-the-rise-in-germany-and-its-spreading-here/

Defending pensions against Macron requires an international political strategy
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The way forward to defend pensions and oppose the well-advanced drive towards fascistic police state rule is to turn to the international working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/fran-s14.html

Defending pensions against Macron requires an international political strategy
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The way forward to defend pensions and oppose the well-advanced drive towards fascistic police state rule is to turn to the international working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/fran-s14.html

El Paso, firme!
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-09-14
The chants rang out loud and clear all weekend: "El Paso!" Then: "Firme!" After the racist mass murders on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 more, El Paso activists issued a call to action against white supremacy. This was followed by a weekend of actions . . . | Continue reading El Paso, firme! at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/14/el-paso-firme/

El Paso, firme!
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-09-14
The chants rang out loud and clear all weekend: "El Paso!" Then: "Firme!" After the racist mass murders on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 more, El Paso activists issued a call to action against white supremacy. This was followed by a weekend of actions . . . | Continue reading El Paso, firme! at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/14/el-paso-firme/

AOC's face on fire in Republican 'genocide' ad makes Democrats cry racism
rt.com | 2019-09-13
With no clear winner emerging from the third Democrat primary debate, the party has found something to unify around: calling Republicans racist over a provocative ad that linked socialism to Pol Pot and the Cambodian genocide. | "This is the face of socialism. And ignorance," says the thirty-second clip, opening on the smiling image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), a self-described democratic socialist. The face then begins to burn away, revealing the grisly photos of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia. | "Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know the horror of socialism? My father was minutes from death…
rt.com/usa/468778-aoc-republican-ad-genocide/

Creepy Republican Ad During Democratic Debate Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
The strange Republican obsession with attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reached a new low in a commercial break during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston on Thursday night. | The widely reviled commercial, which aired on ABC and was paid for by donors to the GOP New Faces PAC, opened with a photograph of the young Latinx congresswoman's face being set on fire to reveal images of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia underneath. | The attack ad…
theintercept.com/2019/09/12/debate-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-new-faces-pac-ad/

An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/asylum-interview-immigration-trump/

Resisting a World That Privileges Whiteness–While We Still Can
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-13
"My Time Among the Whites: Notes From an Unfinished Education" | A book by Jennine Capó Crucet | In the past couple of years, a new trend has emerged that can best be described as post-Trump Latinx literature. By "post-Trump," I mean a nascent body of literature that critiques Trump and the ideology he represents, a counter-archive to the white supremacy that dominates the news. As Latinx authors contend with Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric, which casts all immigrants as Mexicans and all Mexicans as criminals, this work has been a site of resistance, of hope, of sorrow. | This still-forming canon began with tw…
truthdig.com/articles/resisting-a-world-that-privileges-whiteness-while-we-still-can/

An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/asylum-interview-immigration-trump/

3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-13
Our panel on the 3rd Democratic presidential debate takes a closer look at how the candidates look at and overlook crucial issues related to inequality and education in the United States…
therealnews.com/stories/3rd-democratic-debate-education-inequality-and-racism-2-3

Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect
splcenter.org | 2019-09-13
Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/13/weekend-read-let-us-remember-let-us-reflect

The bipartisan attack on the right to asylum
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
The US Supreme Court's decision abolishes the right to asylum for hundreds of thousands fleeing imperialist war and violence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/pers-s13.html

The bipartisan attack on the right to asylum
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
The US Supreme Court's decision abolishes the right to asylum for hundreds of thousands fleeing imperialist war and violence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/pers-s13.html

The Likely End to Roe v. Wade?
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
A 2017 U.S. government report, "SUPREME COURT DECISIONS OVERRULED BY SUBSEQUENT DECISION," notes, "while the Supreme Court sometimes expressly overrules a prior decision, in other instances the overruling must be deduced from the principles of related cases." The report identifies 237 Court decision that have been either overturned or revised. A handful of key Court cases illustrates…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/the-likely-end-to-roe-v-wade/

Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme
Ellie Dorritie | workers.org | 2019-09-13
Im/migrant rights supporters held a rally and march in Buffalo, N,Y., on Sept. 7 in solidarity with El Paso Firme, taking place in El Paso, Texas, on the same day. The National Action Against White Supremacy was called by the Border Network for Human Rights, RAICES Texas, the National Day . . . | Continue reading Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/12/buffalo-demonstrates-solidarity-with-el-paso-firme/

Child Abuse as Official Government Policy
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-09-13
Child Abuse as Official Government Policy…
thenation.com/article/supreme-court-asylum-health-insurance/

Child Abuse as Official Government Policy
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-09-13
Child Abuse as Official Government Policy…
thenation.com/article/supreme-court-asylum-health-insurance/

Jeremy Corbyn: Electoral "Chicken" or Political Mastermind?
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
Britain's hard-right Tory Prime Minister, Boris Johnson (BoJo the Racist Clown), recently told US Vice President, Mike Pence, that Labour's genuinely left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is "a gigantic chlorinated chicken." The official Tory Twitter account even featured a Photoshopped image of Corbyn wearing a chicken costume, making the joke (which doesn't even work) that the…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/jeremy-corbyn-electoral-chicken-or-political-mastermind/

Joe Biden's Stunningly Racist Answer on the Legacy of Slavery Has Been Overlooked
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
For the Washington Post, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered "the kind of performance his supporters have been waiting for — combative when needed and in the thick of the action throughout" during Thursday's presidential debate. Cable news commenters largely agreed. The New York Times was slightly less kind, subtitling its analysis "St…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/joe-biden-democratic-debate-slavery/

"Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_white_supremacy_racism

"Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_white_supremacy_racism

Marca Bristo leaves behind a legacy of disability justice
Michelle Zacarias | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-12
After a long battle with cancer, disability justice pioneer Marca Bristo passed away this week. The veteran community organizer was one of the key players in drafting and passing the Americans with Disabilities Act, civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Bristo also founded Access Living, a Chicago-based disability rights organization that …
peoplesworld.org/article/marca-bristo-leaves-behind-a-legacy-of-disability-justice-rights/

Obscured by Mushroom Clouds
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Not all atrocities are created equal — except that all are equally atrocious. Auschwitz, Srebrenica, Rwanda, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Memorial Day weekend, 1921, and many other scenes of modern genocide besides, are easily seen as crimes against humanity of the worst magnitude. Yet, if you add Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the mass murderous mix in the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/obscured-by-mushroom-clouds/

Obscured by Mushroom Clouds
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Not all atrocities are created equal — except that all are equally atrocious. Auschwitz, Srebrenica, Rwanda, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Memorial Day weekend, 1921, and many other scenes of modern genocide besides, are easily seen as crimes against humanity of the worst magnitude. Yet, if you add Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the mass murderous mix in the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/obscured-by-mushroom-clouds/

A False Accusation of Antisemitism from Where You Would Least Expect It
Jeff Blankfort | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. — Benjamin Netayahu, 2001, quoted in Ha'aretz, July 15, 2010 It is not uncommon, of course, to be labeled "anti-Semitic" for calling attention to the inordinate power of the Israel Lobby over our political processes …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/a-false-accusation-of-antisemitism-from-where-you-would-least-expect-it/

A False Accusation of Antisemitism from Where You Would Least Expect It
Jeff Blankfort | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. — Benjamin Netayahu, 2001, quoted in Ha'aretz, July 15, 2010 It is not uncommon, of course, to be labeled "anti-Semitic" for calling attention to the inordinate power of the Israel Lobby over our political processes …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/a-false-accusation-of-antisemitism-from-where-you-would-least-expect-it/

Supreme Court's Asylum Ruling Is Incomprehensible
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-12
The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump's new asylum rule, which makes it almost impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The court's support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law.
therealnews.com/stories/supreme-courts-asylum-ruling-is-incomprehensible

UPDATED: Protesters Greet Trump in Baltimore Weeks After He Attacked City
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-12
Over one hundred demonstrators protested President Trump's visit to Baltimore on Thursday Sept 12th, the first of several planned demonstrations against a gathering of Congressional republicans at a ritzy waterfront resort. | Trump's visit came just weeks after he attacked the city in a series of incendiary tweets. He called Baltimore "rat infested" and "a place no one wants to live," and called local congressman Elijah Cummings a "racist" and a "failure." | As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings is leading probes into the Trump administration, as well as the Trump family's business dealings. | Pr…
therealnews.com/columns/protesters-greet-trump-in-baltimore-weeks-after-he-attacked-city

Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/benjamin_netanyahu_israel_west_bank_annexation

Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/benjamin_netanyahu_israel_west_bank_annexation

Trump's Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-11
President Donald Trump's new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/trumps-acting-national-security-adviser-once-tied-group-known-anti-muslim-stance

Jeff Schoep Sheds Neo-Nazi Past but Stays Loyal With Lawyer's Maneuvers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-10
The longtime leader of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has renounced his antisemitic past, but court records indicate he remains loyal to the organization.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/11/jeff-schoep-sheds-neo-nazi-past-stays-loyal-lawyers-maneuvers

Witchcraft, Anarchy and the Rise of LeftTube
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-09
A new generation of leftists are fighting the alt-right and influencing the progressive discourse one video essay at a time. We asked anarchist and libertarian socialist Angie Speaks about engaging with the isolation and loneliness produced by a society colonized by corporatism…
therealnews.com/stories/witchcraft-anarchy-and-the-rise-of-lefttube

The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-09-08
The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.
progressive.org/dispatches/colombias-fragile-peace-splinters-abbott-190908/