2019-11-07: News Headlines

Aída Chávez (2019-11-07). With Bold Immigration Plan, Bernie Sanders Becomes the Only Candidate to Call for Break Up of ICE and CBP. theintercept.com The plan, released Thursday, also calls to improve working conditions and labor protections for industries that rely on an immigrant workforce, including instating a domestic workers' bill of rights.

teleSUR (2019-11-07). UK Lowers Security Level for Its Ships in Strait of Hormuz. telesurenglish.net Britain lowered its security risk level for U.K.-flagged ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, more than a month after one of its tankers was finally released from detention by Iran. | RELATED: | UK Snubs Trump, Orders Release of Iranian Oil Tanker | The Stena Impero was seized in July by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in the Strait, a major oil shipping route, for alleged marine violations two weeks after Britain detained an Iranian tanker off Gibraltar. The Iranian ship…

Staff (2019-11-07). Meet Brett Giroir, the Anti-Choice Advocate Temporarily in Charge of the FDA. truthout.org Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir — who has come under scrutiny for his record on reproductive rights — will take over the duties of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner while the Trump administration's nominee for that post awaits approval. | The move was announced last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a press release about the agency's current acting commissioner, Dr. Ned Sharpless, resuming his role as director of the Nat…

Staff (2019-11-07). Ex-Twitter Workers Charged with Spying for Saudis as part of Kingdom's Growing Crackdown on Dissent. democracynow.org The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two former Twitter employees with helping Saudi Arabia spy on thousands of the kingdom's critics. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo are accused of giving the Saudi government detailed information about users, including telephone numbers and email addresses linked to the accounts, as well as internet protocol addresses that could be used to identify a user's location. The charges are being filed just over a year after the brutal murder of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey. A new report by Human Rights Watch fin…

Fred_F (2019-11-07). Indigenous communities: 'They used to shoot us. Now they kill us with their policies'. greenleft.org.au Indigenous rights Coral WynterIssue 1244 Australia WilcanniaNovember 7, 2019″We have to rely on bottled water to bathe our babies. There is no fresh water to drink," explained local Aboriginal elder Brendan Adams. "The bore water is heavy and a dark colour. Our ski…

Fred_F (2019-11-07). University of Melbourne casuals confront Arts dean over unpaid work. greenleft.org.au Workers rights Annette HerreraIssue 1244 Australia University of MelbourneNovember 7, 2019It is an open secret that Australian universities are underpaying casual academics. Often earning less than $30,000 a year, casuals make up 70% of undergraduate teach…

John W. Whitehead (2019-11-06). A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State's War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power. globalresearch.ca "What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence. By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence

teleSUR (2019-11-06). Chile Prosecutor To Probe 14 Policemen for Alleged Torture. telesurenglish.net A Chilean prosecutor on Wednesday said he would seek court approval to investigate 14 police officers for allegedly torturing protesters during almost three weeks of intense unrest and rioting in the country. | RELATED: | Chilean Activists Sue Piñera Over Crimes Against Humanity During Protests | Manual Guerra, the prosecutor for Santiago East, said the investigation was related to two separate cases during a nine-day state of emergency in the capital Santiago from O…

Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner (2019-11-06). US Authorizes Tax Payments to Maduro Gov't, Sanctions Five More Venezuelan Officials. venezuelanalysis.com Washington has eased some of the restrictions imposed under its recent Venezuela embargo.

Nauman Sadiq (2019-11-06). Iran Nuclear Deal and the Attack on Abqaiq Oil Facility. globalresearch.ca In response to Washington unilaterally cancelling the Iran nuclear deal and imposing sanctions on Iran, Tehran has announced on Tuesday that it will begin injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges at Fordow nuclear facility. Though like the previous retaliatory measures …

Carla Stea (2019-11-06). UN Security Council Sanctions against North Korea Responsible for Deaths of 3,193 Children Under Age 5 in 2018 Alone! globalresearch.ca On Monday, October 28, a brilliant panel discussion revealing the atrocities resulting from the UN Security Council sanctions (in particular, Resolution 2397) forced upon the DPRK was held at 777 United Nations Plaza. This panel discussion should have been held …

Staff (2019-11-06). NYC Scores Win for Democracy by Approving Ranked-Choice Voting Ballot Measure. truthout.org Voting rights advocates celebrated a " huge win for democracy" Tuesday after New Yorkers approved a ballot measure that would establish ranked-choice voting in the nation's most populous city. | With 90% reporting as of Wednesday morning, New York City's Ballot Question 1 won approval from 73.5% of voters. | NYC's ranked-choice voting (RCV) measure was supported by a number of advocacy groups, politicians, and even The New…

Staff (2019-11-06). Headlines for November 6, 2019. democracynow.org Democrats Take Virginia Legislature & Beat Trump-Backed Governor in Kentucky, NYC Approves Ranked-Choice Voting; Tucson Voters Reject Sanctuary City Measure, JPMorgan CEO Accuses Warren of "Vilifying" Richest Americans, Sondland Now Says There Was Quid Pro Quo on Ukraine, Scientists: Humanity Risks "Untold Suffering" from Climate Change, Brazilians Protest the Largest Oil Auction in Brazilian History, Activists Arrested After Blockading Port of Vancouver in Pipeline Protest, 9 Members of Mormon Family Murdered in Mexico, Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Stabbed in Hong Kong, Israeli Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Expelling…

Global Research News (2019-11-06). Selected Articles: The New Cold War. globalresearch.ca Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

Staff (2019-11-06). Chile and Bolivia Reports Expose Western Media's Rank Hypocrisy. truthdig.com Chile's anti-neoliberal rebellion is entering its third week, and the brutal crackdown continues. Hard-right President Sebastian Piñera and his generals have effectively decreed the country's oligarch-dominated democracy out of existence by sending soldiers into the streets to kill, maim and torture their own people. | And, for the most part, the Western corporate media blackout persists unabated. | October 25's historic 1.2 million—person march in Santiago—the largest since the end of the dictatorship—has forced some outlets to begin to acknowledge state violence. But corporate journalists cont…

Staff (2019-11-05). Protesters in Chile Have Been 'Murdered, Tortured, and Disappeared'. therealnews.com Chile's President Piñera says foreign intervention and a conspiracy are behind the recent protests. But protesters say what's happening is an explosion of long-contained rage against poverty, inequality, and oppression.

RT (2019-11-05). 'Americans have no rights against police': Homeowner tells RT after being denied payout for house wrecked by cops. rt.com Police have to be held accountable, a heartbroken Denver area homeowner said after a court ruled he was not entitled to compensation for his house getting destroyed during an operation to detain a suspected armed robber. | In June 2015, police surrounded Leo Lech's property in Greenwood Village, which he was renting to his son. They were looking for a suspect who had robbed a store and fired at the officers as he was fleeing. | The suspect was detained after a 19-hour standoff, but the house where he was hiding was rendered inhabitable by the military-grade weapons used by the law enforcement, Lech told RT.

RT (2019-11-05). 'First day of the rest of your life': World 'prison capital' Oklahoma frees over 500 inmates in largest commutation in US history. rt.com Hundreds of inmates have been released early from Oklahoma prisons, breaking the record for the largest prisoner commutation in US history. It is part of a reform effort in a state dubbed the world's "prison capital." | In a move approved by the state's Pardon and Parole Board (PPB) last week, some 462 inmates walked free from facilities across Oklahoma on Monday, where many met loved ones for tearful reunions. Another 65 prisoners are being held on detainers and are also slated for early release, leaving an estimated 28,000 still behind bars in the state. | OKLAHOMA COMMUTATION: Jessi Eades introduces her 3 m…

splcenter (2019-11-05). SPLC celebrates 30th anniversary of Civil Rights Memorial. splcenter.org The first African American elected mayor of Montgomery, Alabama — a city known as both the "Cradle of the Confederacy" and the "Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement" — urged those who gathered today to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Civil Rights Memorial to ask themselves how they can make an impact on the lives of others.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-11-05). League of the South Resorts to Video Stunts as Membership Declines. splcenter.org The League of the South made a 25-second propaganda video over the weekend at the memorial of a civil rights icon in an apparent attempt to attract members to its neo-Confederate ideology.

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-05). Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Deportation Order Against Human Rights Watch Director. imemc.org The Israeli Supreme Court, Tuesday, upheld deportation orders against Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir for the occupied Palestinian territory for his alleged support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. "Breaking: Israeli Supreme Court upholds my deportation over my rights advocacy," said Shakir in a tweet.

Staff (2019-11-05). "Release My Mother": A Yale Student Fights to Halt Deportation of His Mother with Stage IV Cancer. democracynow.org Tania Romero, an undocumented mother from Honduras and survivor of stage IV cancer, is fighting to remain in the United States with her four children. Two months ago, Romero was imprisoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the privately owned Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, interrupting her life-saving medical treatments. In mid-August, Romero was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction and arrested for not having a driver's license. Tania Romero's attorney requested a stay of deportation on humanitarian grounds because of her fragile health, but it was denied in September. Her son, Cristian…

Louise Melling (2019-11-05). Trump Wants to Allow Discrimination with Billions of Dollars of Federal Funding. aclu.org Last Friday, the Trump administration announced | an alarming new proposal that would strip away critical protections against discrimination | in grants funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. | Initially, we thought this proposal would serve to fulfill Trump's promise to give taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies a license to discriminate. This proposal does…

Lucas Koerner (2019-11-05). Media Conceal Chile's State Criminality, Delegitimize Bolivian Democracy. fair.org by Lucas Koerner Chilean protester beaten by government forces (Twitter, 10/21/19) | Chile's anti-neoliberal rebellion is entering its third week, and the brutal crackdown continues. Hard-right President Sebastian Piñera and his generals have effectively decreed the country's oligarch-dominated democracy out of existence by sending soldiers into the streets to kill, maim and torture their own people. | And, for the most part, the Western corporate media blackout persists unabated. | October 25's historic 1.2 million—person march in Sa…

Ajit Singh (2019-11-04). NBA-China outrage reveals how free speech is being crushed by Washington's new Cold War. thegrayzone.com Contrary to its claim to universally protect free expression, the NBA has repeatedly demonstrated its willingness to sanction its players'…

Fight Back (2019-11-02). Condemn mass arrest and Duterte regime's heightened fascist drive. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Nov. 2 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns in the strongest terms the mass arrest of activist workers, peasants, women, and media practitioners over the past few days in Bacolod, Escalante and Manila. Police arrested and detained more than 60 people belonging to various sectoral organizations. More than five children were also accosted. | The CPP condemns the statement issued by Malacañang which makes the patently false claim that the arrested activists in Bacolod City were members of th…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-02). Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/1/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-11-01). Venezuelan Leftist Parties and Unions Stage Protest, Demand Gov't Answers. venezuelanalysis.com Dozens of activists demanded better wages and respect for collective bargaining rights.

United Nations (2019-11-01). Education and inclusion should be human rights priorities, UN Assembly hears. un.org UN Member States agreed seven decades ago to a set of inalienable rights to ensure the dignity of everyone. On Friday, the newly-installed General Assembly President recalled their collective responsibility through the Human Rights Council to "actualize that shared vision for a better world."

splcenter (2019-11-01). Civil Rights Memorial commemorates 30 years. splcenter.org Carolyn Wells Gee was in bed watching TV with her younger sister when she heard the shot that killed Medgar Evers.

Ryan Devereaux (2019-11-01). FBI and San Francisco Police Have Been Lying About Scope of Joint Counterterrorism Investigations, Document Suggests. theintercept.com San Francisco police officers working on an FBI counterterrorism task force were routinely given low-level assignments that would invite violations of local San Francisco law and policy, according to an internal FBI legal analysis obtained by The Intercept. | The FBI's San Francisco office has long assured the public that its relationship to the city's police officers could be trusted, especially when it came to officers assigned to the bureau's secretive counterterrorism teams. In January, for example, John F. Bennett, the special…

Staff (2019-11-01). Headlines for November 1, 2019. democracynow.org House Votes to Formalize Impeachment Inquiry Into President Trump , Trump Will Avoid State Income Taxes After Declaring Florida Residency, CIA-Backed Afghan Forces Commit Atrocities, Says Human Rights Watch, Iraqi Prime Minister Offers to Resign Amid Anti-Government Protests, Thousands March in Argentina Against IMF-Imposed Austerity, Spain to Replace Chile as Host of COP25 U.N. Climate Conference, Rex Tillerson Denies Exxon Misled Investors Over Climate Risks, Greta Thunberg Turns Down Environment Prize for Her Climate Activism, New California Wildfire Burns Homes in San Bernardino, Keystone Pipeline Spill in No…

pip.hinman (2019-11-01). Behind Lebanon's historic uprising. greenleft.org.au civil and political rights Nizar HassanIssue 1243 Lebanon neoliberalismNovember 1, 2019Since October 17, Lebanon has been witnessing an unprecedented uprising — both in scale and intensity — against the country's ruling class. | What started as a…

Fred_F (2019-11-01). Union-busting bill an attack on us all. greenleft.org.au Workers rights Susan PriceIssue 1243 Australia Ensuring Integrity BillNovember 1, 2019The Coalition's Ensuring Integrity Bill will be voted on sometime over the next two weeks following the conclusion of a Senate inquiry into the proposed union-busting le…

Staff (2019-10-31). Lebanon's Prime Minister Resigns, but Protests Continue. therealnews.com Human rights campaigner Samah Hadid discusses Hezbollah's decision to switch from supporting the protests to opposing them, why the prime minister resigned, and why this is not enough to end the protests.

pip.hinman (2019-10-31). US House passes sanctions bill against Turkey. greenleft.org.au Turkey's war on RojavaIssue 1243 United States sanctions against TurkeyNovember 1, 2019The United States House of Representatives approved a bill to impose sanctions on Turkey over its military operation in Northern and Eastern Syria on October 30. | The bill was passed by the Democrat-controlled house with 403 votes…

Miko Peled (2019-10-30). At This Year's J Street Conference, "Progressive" Pols Bow to Israel While Preaching Peace. mintpressnews.com Progressive politicians like Bernie Sanders should be credited for finally offering solutions to decades-old Israeli Human rights violations, but those solutions are often little more than talking points designed to placate their base and appease Israel.

Joe Emersberger (2019-10-30). Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Western Media and 'Human Rights' NGOs. fair.org by Joe Emersberger Grayzone ( 10/28/19) reported that its editor, Max Blumenthal, had been arrested on "fabricated charge related to the siege of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC." | Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal, a prominent journalistic critic of US policy toward Venezuela, was arrested by DC police on Friday, October 25, in connection with a protest at the Venezuelan embassy, and held incommunicado. But if you rely o…

Staff (2019-10-29). Tribute To A Persistent Progressive — Rep. John Conyers. therealnews.com Jacqueline Luqman pays tribute to John Conyers, the longest-serving Black Democrat in Congress and co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, died over the weekend at age 90. His political career spanned more than 50 years, and included a remarkable legacy of civil rights activism, challenging the expanding US military global footprint, and consistent support for…

Janine Jackson (2019-10-29). 'The Law Is Only Ever a Part of What Creates a Just and Free Society' – CounterSpin interview with Dorothee Benz on LGBTQ rights. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed writer/activist Dorothee Benz about LGBT rights for the October 25, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

CounterSpin (2019-10-25). Dorothee Benz on LGBTQ Rights, Joe Emersberger on Ecuador Protests. fair.org Media…

Ashoka Mukpo (2019-10-24). I Went to Mexico to Meet Asylum-Seekers Trapped at the Border. This Is What I Saw. aclu.org Two weeks ago, I traveled to northern Mexico along with Mexican photographer Guillermo Arias to meet with asylum-seekers who've been trapped at the southern U.S. border by Trump Administration policies. Neither of us was prepared for what we saw there. | We visited two cities — Ciudad Juarez and Matamoros — to track down people who had been placed into the deceptively misnamed "Migrant Protection Protocols" that have slammed America's door shut to people fleeing persecution and violence in their home countries. Before we arrived, we wondered whether the stories we'd read of kidnappings, assaults,…

Lucas Koerner (2019-10-23). US Renews Chevron License as European Refiner Cuts Venezuela Ties over Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Finnish-Venezuelan refiner Nynas is one of PDVSA's few remaining cash buyers.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-21). Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Lindsey Kaley (2019-10-18). Patients' Needs, Not Personal Beliefs, Come First in Health Care. aclu.org From the | start, the Trump administration has issued one regulation after another that uses | religion to deny people — particularly pregnant people, people with low-incomes, | and LGBTQ people — health care access and coverage. Today, we are asking | a federal district court in New York to strike down one of the most pernicious | of these regulations: the refusal of care rule. | The refusal | of care rule, issued by the Department of Health | and Human Services (…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-10-17). Venezuela Elected to UN Human Rights Council. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government was elected to a three-year term with backing of 105 out of 195 UN member-states.

Esteban Guevara (2019-10-16). Newark protesters: Democratic Party machine an accomplice in Trump's war on immigrants. liberationnews.org Protesters gathered in Newark, New Jersey for a rally and 3-mile march up to the detention center organized by the Resist the Deportation Machine Network on Oct. 12 to demand the closure of the ICE concentration camp in Essex county.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-09). US 'Walks Back' Syria "Withdrawal," Kurd's '10,000 ISIS' Warning & The FBI 'Violated Privacy Rights'. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/8/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-10-02). Venezuela's CITGO in Danger as Maduro Seeks Debt Renegotiation. venezuelanalysis.com US financial sanctions have stopped Venezuela from renegotiating foreign debt since 2017.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-26). Venezuela: Trump Imposes Travel Ban, Putin Backs Dialogue. venezuelanalysis.com US officials and the Venezuelan opposition have also lobbied the EU to impose harsher sanctions against Caracas.