2020-05-09: Social Media Postees

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#WorkerRightsNow: Day of Action for Essential Worker Bill of Rights
MoveOn, Greenpeace, others | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Online and/or phone call actions…

Trump turns on colleges, colleges on human rights
Sarah Sakha | zcomm.org | 2020-05-09
"We know then the main purpose is to curb Palestinian activism and give Israel a continued path to perpetuate their injustices without opposition from Palestinians, Jews or anyone."

FM Zarif elaborates on US deal-breaking in letter to UN chief
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

FM Zarif writes to UN chief Guterres on US deal breaking
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Iranians more creative under US sanctions: govt. spox
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

"A Lynch Mob": After Months of Inaction, 2 White Men Are Charged with Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in GA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-08
The two white men caught on camera shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African American man, were arrested and charged Thursday with murder. The arrests came two days after video of the attack in February was shared with the public, sparking widespread outrage. Today would have been Arbery's 26th birthday. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the Arbery family and formerly represented Trayvon Martin.

The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers
Andrea Arroyo | thenation.com | 2020-05-08
The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers…

Stop the repression against trade unionists in the Philippines
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-08
The U.S.-backed regime of Philippines President Duterte has launched a wave of repression against the militant and powerful trade union grouping, the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU)/May First Movement. We urge members of unions, community groups, student and other progressive organizations to stand with our brothers and sisters in the Philippines by demanding an end to this repression. | In recent weeks the Duterte regime has used the pandemic as a cover to intensify its crackdown on a host of labor and human rights groups. In Laguna province and Southern Tagalog, the military and police are being used against the KMU. T…

Syria violence 'a ticking time-bomb that must not be ignored': UN human rights chief
news.un.org | 2020-05-08
As civilian casualties mount across Syria and human rights violations continue unabated, the UN rights chief expressed serious concern on Friday that some parties to the conflict, including ISIL terrorist fighters, may be using the COVID-19 pandemic as "an opportunity to regroup and inflict violence on the population".

UN rights office concerned over migrant boat pushbacks in the Mediterranean
news.un.org | 2020-05-08
Restrictions against humanitarians who rescue migrant boats in the central Mediterranean are putting lives at risk and must be lifted immediately, the UN human rights office said on Friday.

Republican Contact-Tracing Bill Must Do More to Protect the Privacy Rights of Essential Workers and Others
commondreams.org | 2020-05-08

After Months of Inaction, 2 White Men Are Charged With Murder of Ahmaud Arbery
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-08
The two white men caught on camera shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African American man, were arrested and charged Thursday with murder. The arrests came two days after video of the attack in February was shared with the public, sparking widespread outrage. Today would have been Arbery's 26th birthday. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the Arbery family and formerly represented Trayvon Martin. | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush tra…

Poor People's Campaign: We Refuse to Allow Politicians and Big Corporations to Balance State Budgets by Denying Rights
Rev Dr Liz Theoharis | commondreams.org | 2020-05-08
We must go deeper in organizing and uniting people around a visionary and far-reaching agenda that calls for us to reorganize society around the needs and demands of the poor. (Photo: Poor People's Campaign/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Minnesota: Anti-war movement urges Rep. Omar to unsign AIPAC's Iran sanctions letter
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-07
Minneapolis, MN – The Twin Cities Anti-War Committee sent a letter to Minnesota's Representative Ilhan Omar, May 6, urging her to withdraw her support for a letter that furthers AIPAC's lobbying efforts to continue sanctions against Iran. | The letter states, "We strongly urge you to unsign AIPAC's statement and to stand with Representatives Betty McCullom, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and the few others brave enough to reject AIPAC's roadmap to an increase in sanctions against Iran." | "In the face of the world superpowers' saber-rattling, we should defend Iran's desire to prote…

Palestinian movement scores big legal win for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign in Britain
Kathy Durkin | workers.org | 2020-05-07
Members of Unite the Union, a British and Irish labor union, show support for the Palestinian people. The Palestine Solidarity Committee won a legal victory for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign in Britain when the country's highest court issued a landmark ruling that struck a blow against the Whitehall . . . | Continue reading Palestinian movement scores big legal win for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign in Britain at Workers.org…

Madison May Day caravan supports community safety and workers' rights
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-07
Madison, WI – On a sunny May 1 afternoon which marked both May Day and A Day Without Immigrants, a caravan comprised of about 20 different vehicles made its way to the Capitol Square in a careful procession in support of a timely cause. | Organizers gathered at noon in the parking lot of the Madison Labor Temple to begin the drive along Park Street to the Square. Participants remained in their vehicles, or on bicycles at a distance from others, to respect rules of social distancing and provide a safe rally for all who wished to participate. Safe participation was ensured as well through use of hazard lights and a…

US sanctions have helped to make Iran the biggest coronavirus victim in Asia
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2020-05-07
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has hit Iran harder than any other country in Asia. At the time of writing, it has a death toll of 6,486. One factor that has contributed to such a high number has been US sanctions, which Donald Trump's government actually increased during the pandemic. | This si…

A red-baiter, an anti-Trumper & a libertarian walk into a bar: Facebook angers conservatives & liberals alike with oversight picks
rt.com | 2020-05-06
Facebook has unveiled its 20-person Oversight Board, a supposedly independent body able to reverse the platform's own content moderation decisions. The names have raised eyebrows all over the political spectrum. | The social media behemoth revealed its 'supreme court' roster on Wednesday, showing off a pedigreed list of legal scholars, human rights advocates, and journalists from around the globe. While the Oversight Board idea was initially presented to the Facebook community back in 2018, as a way for aggrieved users to appeal content take-downs to an independent panel, bylaws unveiled in January suggested i…

Venezuelans 'teetering on the brink of survival' warn UN human rights experts
news.un.org | 2020-05-06
United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country's economic crisis.

Coronavirus and human rights: New UN report calls for disability-inclusive recovery
news.un.org | 2020-05-06
The COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying inequalities experienced by the world's one billion people with disabilities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in launching a report issued on Wednesday that calls for a disability-inclusive recovery and response to the crisis.

SPLC's Civil Rights Memorial Center, closed due to COVID-19, publishes children's activity book online
splcenter.org | 2020-05-06

Solitary Confinement Used For Children As Young As 11 After COVID-19 Exposure
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-05
Lawyers say Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Correctional Services aren't being transparent about conditions in juvenile detention centers.

COVID-19: UN teams step up efforts to protect rights in prisons, as revolts intensify worldwide
news.un.org | 2020-05-05
As senior UN officials spread the alarm over the rapid spread of COVID-19 through prisons

Refocusing May Day On The Revolutionary Struggle For Workers' Rights
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-05
The revolutionary history of May Day is recognized around the world in a way that should inspire workers in the United States to continue their fight.

Detainees put at high risk for COVID-19 at Madison, Wi., jail
Annika Lee | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-05
To protect them from COVID-19, incarcerated people must be freed.

Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's trust status threatened by Department of Interior
Dylan Gamez Citron and Kimberly Barzola | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-04
"This is a violation of our rights…"

Renters demand more assistance during the pandemic
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-07
Housing Jacob AndrewarthaIssue 1264 Australia COVID-19 renter rights rent reliefMay 7, 2020Millions of households have been left to fend fo…

Tamil detainee speaks out from Christmas Island
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-04
Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1264 Australia Chrismas island Tamil refugees Home to BiloMay 4, 2020Priya, a Tamil refugee…

Ending Sanctions Only Way to Prove US Sincerity in Offering Help, Rouhani Tells Abe
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2020-05-05
In a telephone conversation with Japan's prime minister, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the US should first lift the unlawful sanctions against Tehran to prove it is sincere in offering help in the battle with the novel coronavirus. "If the Americans are honest amid the conditions caused by the coronavirus and intend to take a …

Spain Sex Workers Call for Rights Recognition as They Are Left to Cope on Their Own in COVID Crisis
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
A number of Spanish sex sector workers have complained about their bosses largely throwing them into the street, as they have been scrambling to make ends meet since March.

A County Jail Battles COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis–At the Same Time
Marcia Brown | progressive.org | 2020-05-01
The pandemic and an increase in immigration detainees create a double whammy for the rural Ohio jail.

May Day 2020: Build a better future for people in times of multiple crises
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-01
Asia & the Pacific International solidarityIssue 1263 Asia-Pacific COVID-19. May Day workers rightsMay 1, 2020Joint Statement for May Day 2020: | Build a better future for w…

How the ACLU is Responding to the Pandemic, Visualized
aclu.org | 2020-04-30
The COVID-19 pandemic has closed down many businesses, but the ACLU's work of defending and expanding civil liberties and civil rights continues, essential as ever. At the ACLU, our most immediate focus has been on issues arising from the government's response

Cuba is Ready to Aid the U.S. in its Fight Against COVID-19
Pablo Vivanco | progressive.org | 2020-04-30
Despite Trump's sanctions, Cuba advocates international solidarity as the only way to overcome this pandemic.

Chomsky: COVID-19 strikes, solidarity can help defeat Trump and the neoliberal assault
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-29
Noam Chomsky on COVID-19 workers' strikes; Trump's attacks on China and the WHO; "lesser evil" voting; bipartisan war-mongering/sanctions; & what…

Florida voting rights trial to be argued online
splcenter.org | 2020-04-24

Venezuelan Crude Production Falls amid Coronavirus Crisis
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-16
The Caribbean country has seen worsening gasoline shortages as the US ramps up secondary sanctions.

Venezuela Extends COVID-19 Quarantine as Pope Criticizes Sanctions
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-13
This is the first time the Pontiff has spoken out against the measures.

Mike Elk on Frontline Worker Rights, Joe Emersberger on Pandemic Sanctions
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-04-10