2020-05-11: Social Media Postees

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Indifference Toward Public Health and Welfare in America. The COVID-19 Healthcare Fiasco
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
The US is the only developed nation without some form of universal healthcare coverage. | The world's richest country is indifferent toward the rights, needs, and welfare of its ordinary people in more normal times. | It's much the same at times …

The Execution of Julian Assange
Patrick Anderson | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-11
I do not respect anyone who has not been to prison." Julian Assange once said to Renata Avila, a Guatemalan human rights activist who serves as legal counsel for WikiLeaks. "What he meant," Avila says, "was that being in prison means that you have made so much trouble for the system that the only way for the system to deal with you is to lock you up and try to silence you." | After a decade of being shuttled from house arrest to confinement in an embassy to Belmarsh Prison to, if the United States government ge…

In Haiti/ICE is spreading COVID-19
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-05-11
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency charged with deporting people from the United States, scheduled five deportations to Haiti on May 11 from the Pine Prairie Detention Center in Louisiana. The agency claims the five individuals have either tested positive for COVID-19 or show signs of having the disease. (Miami . . . | Continue reading In Haiti/ICE is spreading COVID-19 at Workers.org…

First ICE detainee dies of COVID-19 in San Diego
wsws.org | 2020-05-11
Lacking basic sanitation and living in squalor, infections among immigrants in ICE custody have skyrocketed.

SPLC fights to keep children out of juvenile detention, other confined settings during pandemic
splcenter.org | 2020-05-11

Doctors Speak Out About COVID 19 & The Violent Suppression Of Your Rights
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-11
The only question, is whether We The People have the courage to stand for what we know to be right, or if we will allow ourselves to be scared into passively accepting the "new normal," a locked down controlled society that was prepped for, planned out, and designed years ago. I for one, will never …

Kashmiri Oppression and Suffering. Self-Determination and the Derogation of Fundamental Civil Rights
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
There are certain basic freedoms to which all people are entitled. Foundational to all of them is self-determination. Once that principle is enshrined in any nation, such freedoms as speech, press, movement, etc. follow. People who live under any system …

Japan's PM exploits pandemic to push pro-war constitutional revisions
wsws.org | 2020-05-11
Abe is pressing ahead with his long-held agenda of revising the country's constitution to remove barriers to remilitarization and to tear up democratic rights.

German media watchdog rejects Browder's complaint against Spiegel over Magnitsky story report, says his own narrative lacks proof
rt.com | 2020-05-11
Bill Browder's complaint against Der Spiegel for questioning the story he used to push for anti-Russian sanctions has backfired, with Germany's Press Council concluding his own position is far from being an "indisputable fact." | "We cannot agree with your analysis, in which you criticize the allegations made by the author," the German Press Council

Suspected 'ISIS-inspired' terrorist cell members arrested in Poland over attack plot
rt.com | 2020-05-11
Four Tajik nationals have been detained in Poland for allegedly recruiting Muslim converts with the aim of carrying out terrorist activities, according to the spokesman of the minister coordinator for special services. | According to the minister's spokesman, Stanislaw Zaryn, Poland's Internal Security Agency found evidence showing that the four suspects sympathized with, and supported, the activities of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), although they were not members. | The four were allegedly planning to recruit people to join their terrorist cell and were arrested on May 7. "They were inspired by ISIS," Za…

3 Mercenaries Arrested in Venezuela With Ties to Foiled Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-10
Venezuela's government announced Sunday that its Special Forces apprehended three mercenaries with ties to the foiled May 3 plot in the northern state of Aragua, which borders Caracas. | RELATED: | Guaido Behind Failed Operation Against Venezuela: Maduro | The detainees were identified as First Lieutenant Jairo Betemy, Army Second Sergeant Franco Jonathan, and Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) First Sergeant Evan Rincon, who are now in the custody of the corresponding authorities.

Women's Rights and Social Justice: Julia Ward Howe's 1870 Anti-War Mother's Day Proclamation, A Day of Peace
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-10
Julia Ward Howe was a humanist who cared about suffering people, a feminist, a social justice activist & suffragette, and it was because of her anti-war commitment that she wrote the famous "Mother's Day Proclamation" 5 years after the Civil War, which resulted in 600,000 dead American soldiers…

Indigenous Protest as KXL Pipeline Construction Begins
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-10
Indigenous rights defenders protested last week with a virtual banner ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãas major oil company TC Energy Corporation (formerly TransCanada Corporation) started placing pipes in the ground despite legal challenges to its pipeline project. | RELATED: | Decade After BP Oil Spill, Greens Demand to End Fossil Fuels | "Not Today. Not Tomorrow. Not Ever. No KXL. Mni Wiconi," read the ban…

Israeli Authorities Extend Detention of Palestinian Teen
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-05-10
For the fifth time in row, Israeli authorities reportedly extended, on Sunday, the imprisonment of a Palestinian teen from the West Bank city of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank. Family members of the teen detainee, Qassem Abu Bakr, 17, told media outlets, on Sunday, that the Israeli military …

Youth Released on House Arrest, Female Palestinian Detained in Hebron
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-05-09
Palestinian teen, Yahya Maher Zagheer was released on house-arrest, on Friday, until May 17, 2020 and a 5000 shekel fine was imposed. The teen was arrested on Thursday morning, from his home in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. In related news, Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian female, on Friday, …

"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…

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".

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

Germany urged to 'Use its Weight' in Confronting Beijing on Rights Record at EU-China Leipzig Summit
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-11
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a crucial EU-China summit slated for September in Leipzig had been touted as an opportunity for the sides to stake a stride towards an enhanced economic and strategic relationship, yet the global health crisis and accusations leveled at Beijing over its handling of the epidemic might thwart these hopes.

16 Detained in China on Charges of Elaborate Hong Kong-Connected Gold Smuggling Ring
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-11
Gold smuggling is a lucrative criminal enterprise throughout Asia and around the world, given the plentiful supply of investors ready to pay top dollar to find a recognized store of value that's an attractive alternative to the greenback.

Spanish Police Say Detained Cybercriminals Involved in Embezzlement of $2.6Mln
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-11
MADRID (Sputnik) – Spain's National Police Corps said on Monday that it detected a criminal group, the members of which were involved in embezzlement of 2.4 million euros ($2.6 million) in various countries of the world via the internet.

'Not Today. Not Tomorrow. Not Ever': Indigenous Campaigners Protest As KXL Pipeline Construction Begins Amid Legal Challenges
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-09
With the coronavirus pandemic keeping them from gathering to stop the construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, indigenous rights advocates displayed a "virtual banner" as oil giant TC Energy began placing pipes in the ground this week despite legal challenges to the pipeline. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

EU says ready to act against Israel's W.Bank annexation
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-11
Should Israel continue its illegal annexation of the West Bank, the EU will take action, EU foreign policy spokesperson Peter Stano said on Monday. | "Annexation is not in line with international law. If it goes ahead, the EU will act accordingly," he told the European Commission's daily press briefing. | The Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported on Sunday that EU foreign ministers are considering sanctions against Israel if the country goes ahead with its plan to annex further parts of the occupied West Bank. | Israeli daily Isreal Hayom confirmed the report, adding that EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell h…

Afghanistan claims to arrest Daesh/ISIS regional chief
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-11
Afghan security forces on Monday claimed arresting Ziaul Haq, the head of Daesh/ISIS for South Asia and Far East along with other key terrorists of the group.The Afghan intelligence agency National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Interior Ministry said in a joint statement that Haq

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…"

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.

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.