2019-11-12: Social Media Postees

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Nashville immigrant and refugee community celebrates "huge victory" over ICE
Albert Bender | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-12
NASHVILLE–On Friday, Nov. 1, the immigrant and refugee community here celebrated a decision by the Davidson County Sheriff's Department to terminate its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Sheriff's Department will no longer house ICE detainees at its detention center in Nashville. The termination of the policy with ICE was hailed by community advocates as a "huge …

Bolivia Is the Latest Successful US-Backed Coup in Latin America
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-12
There is a perfect word in the English language for when army generals appear on television demanding the resignation of an elected head of state while their allies detain and torture government officials.

Tens of thousands in Russia face medicine shortages as a result of Western sanctions
wsws.org | 2019-11-12
Between April and August 2019, two women from Moscow and one from Yekaterinburg were temporarily arrested and charged for illegally obtaining unregistered medicine.

Europeans failed to fulfill their commitments to Iran nuclear deal — FM Zarif
rt.com | 2019-11-12
Europeans have failed to fulfill their own commitments to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday. The statement came in response to a warning by the EU that urged Tehran to stick to the pact or face consequences, Reuters said. | European states have been trying to persuade Tehran to stick to the deal, under which it agreed to curb its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions, despite a decision last year by US President Donald Trump to abandon it. | Iran has long blamed the Europeans for failing to provide the economic benefits it was meant to receive u…

Sanctions Against North Korea Hurt Women
Marie O'Reilly | progressive.org | 2019-11-12
"Maximum pressure" sanctions have failed to change policies in Pyongyang, and have had grave human costs.

The 2019 UN Vote Against the US Blockade of Cuba
Ike Nahem | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-12
The United States government does not have the least moral authority to criticize Cuba or anyone else in the area of ‚Äã‚Äãhuman rights. We reject the repeated manipulation of this issue for political purposes and the double standards that characterize its use. — Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, November 7, 2019 at United Nations General …

Can Google's Soul Be Saved?
Michelle Chen | progressive.org | 2019-11-12
Rank-and-file Silicon Valley tech workers are using their leverage to push companies toward more ethical business models, or at least away from destroying the environment and undermining human rights.

Israel is Silencing the Last Voices Trying to Stop Abuses Against Palestinians
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-12
It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank — little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967. The difference this past week was that several entirely unexceptional human rights violations that had been caught on film went viral on social media. One shows a Palestinian father in the West Bank city of Hebron leading his son by the hand to kindergarten. The pair are stopped by two heavily armed soldiers, there to help enforce the rule of a few hundred illegal Jewish settlers over the city's Palestinian population.

De Facto Martial Law in the Philippines
Yoko Liriano | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-12
In 2010, I was a summer intern for the largest, progressive human rights organization in the Philippines, Karapatan: Alliance for the Advancement of Peoples Rights. As a non-Filipino, I never imagined that I would become so involved in the Filipino cause. Faced, however, with the dire human rights situation as well as the fervor of…

417 Palestinians Arrested in October — Including 75 Children
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-11-12
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained a total of 417 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip in the month of October, ALRAY reported. Prisoner and human rights organizations released a fact sheet Sunday, that the IOF detained 75 children and 16 women. The following is …

Take Action Now: Protect Voting Rights
NationAction | thenation.com | 2019-11-12
Take Action Now: Protect Voting Rights…

As Arguments Begin, Civil Rights Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Uphold One of the Nation's Oldest Anti-Discrimination Statutes
commondreams.org | 2019-11-12

Supreme Court Lets Sandy Hook Shooting Lawsuit Go Forward
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-12
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. | The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, which argued it should be shielded by a 2005 federal law preventing most lawsuits against firearms manufacturers when their products are used in crimes. | The case is being watched by gun control advocates, gun rights supporters and gun manufacturers across the country because it has the potential to provide a road map for victims of other mass sh…

The Future of DACA: Immigrant Rights Commission Special Hearing in San Francisco
SOCEIA | indybay.org | 2019-11-12
San Francisco City Hall in Room 408, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco 94102…

Explainer: No, House Democrats Aren't Violating Trump's Rights
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-12
"If the facts are your side," famed attorney and former law professor Alan Dershowitz instructed his students, "pound the facts into the table. If the law is on your side, pound the law into the table. If neither the facts nor the law are on your side, pound the table." As Republican attacks on the…

Black deaths in the custody of the settler colonial state must end
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-12
Indigenous rights Paul GregoireIssue 1245 AustraliaNovember 12, 2019Key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody assert that in dealing with First Nations peoples, the criminal justice system should apply both arrest and imprisonment as sanctions of "last resort". Sparked by suspicious deaths like t…

A Refrain of 'Drop the Charges' Rises as Scott Warren Faces Retrial for Giving Aid to Migrants in Need
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-12
Human rights advocates and family members gathered outside a federal courthouse in Arizona on Tuesday as the retrial began for Scott Warren, who faces up to a decade behind bars for providing humanitarian aid to migrants in the Sonoran Desert. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dreamers and Allies Rise Above Trump's Latest 'False, Divisive' Attack as Supreme Court Hears Pivotal DACA Case
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-12
Undeterred by President Donald Trump's latest racist attack on immigrants and their rights, hundreds of DACA recipients and allies gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to support the plaintiffs in a case challenging the president's attempt to rescind DACA protections. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Privacy Rights Group Demands Answers From Trump Administration on 'Coercive' DNA Testing at Border Crossings
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-12
The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Tuesday demanded the Trump administration hand over documents regarding its use of DNA tests to verify parent-child relationships among immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border—tests that critics say are coercive and invade families' privacy. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Latest Israeli Assault on Gaza Continuation of 'Torture and Torment of Palestinians,' Says Jewish Voice for Peace
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-12
"The illegal blockade of Gaza by Israel imprisons every aspect of life for Palestinians in Gaza, and the inhumane restrictions on food, electricity, and healthcare are all forms of violence, carried out daily for the past 11 years by Israel." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Causing 'Profound' Trauma, Trump Administration Detained Recording-Breaking 70,000 Children in 2019
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-12
"Does the U.S. provide mental health services for separated families who ask to be deported in order to reunite?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Israel is silencing the last voices trying to prevent abuse of Palestinians
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-11
It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank — little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967. The difference this past week was that several entirely unexceptional human rights violations that had been caught on film went viral on …

Healing the Desert Wounds that Trump's Wall Is Opening
Gary Paul Nabhan | progressive.org | 2019-11-11
On the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, here in the U.S. we gather to mourn the construction of a new border wall, and all the human and animal rights it threatens.

25 years on from landmark conference, millions of women and girls still in danger: UN deputy chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-11
The UN Deputy Secretary-General has called for gender equality, women's empowerment and women's rights to be integrated at the heart of global efforts to achieve a sustainable future for all.

"If It's Gonna Come Out, It's Gonna Come Out the Right Way": Heroes of Torture Report Movie Are Lauded for Dodging Reporters
Nausicaa Renner | theintercept.com | 2019-11-10
A choice moment in "The Report" comes when Dianne Feinstein asks Daniel J. Jones what he thinks of Edward Snowden. "I think he's a traitor," she says.

A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State's War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power
John W. Whitehead | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-08
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 of a new kind of tyranny. The choice is ours. — John Pilger, investigative journalist …

Why I'm Fighting for Menstrual Equity in Prison
Kimberly Haven | aclu.org | 2019-11-08
My name is Kimberly Haven. I am an activist, an advocate, and I have also been referred to as the "tampon queen." I got this moniker because, while I was incarcerated, I learned how to make my own tampons out of the subpar menstrual products I was "given" while incarcerated. | For those who do not have firsthand experience with it, incarcerated women are typically provided with a very limited number of subpar products you would never buy outside of the carceral system. Access to pads and / or tampons is not a given–they are closely restricted and sometimes run out, leaving women without any solutions ex…

Violence can 'never be the answer': UN rights experts condemn excessive force during Chile protests
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-08
United Nations human rights experts on Friday condemned the excessive use of force during Chile's ongoing street protests, and in a statement underscored that violence "can never be the answer to people's social and political demands".

Friday's Daily Brief: Syria war update as talks continue, 'credible evidence' Morsi death due to prison conditions, force condemned in Chile protests
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-08
A recap of Friday's stories in brief: Ongoing upheaval threatens civilians in Syria; 'Brutal' prison conditions may have prompted Morsi's death; Rights experts condemn use of force in Chile protests; ICJ will hear claims by Ukraine; 60,000 youth refugees who travelled alone, in need across Italy.

Speaking truth to power: the UN experts fighting for global human rights
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-08
Fearless. Plain-speaking. Critical. Courageous. Unflinching. Unfair. Biased. Manipulative. These are some of the adjectives used to describe the Human Rights Council experts who fan out across the world to research, hold consultations and gather information on a vast range of human rights violations.

UN human rights expert alarmed at rise in Cambodia arrests
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-08
A UN human rights expert is calling on the Cambodian Government to respect its citizens' rights of freedom of opinion, expression and assembly, amid concerns over escalating tensions and a political crackdown across the country.

Egypt: 'Credible evidence' that 'brutal' prison conditions prompted Morsi's death, thousands more at risk
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-08
A group of independent UN human rights experts said on Friday that there was "credible evidence" that inadequate prison conditions in which former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was held may have led "directly" to his death in June, and thousands of other detainees may be at "severe risk".

The new NAFTA won't protect workers' rights
David Bacon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-08
Sara Steffens after being fired from her job as a reporter for heading the union organizing drive at the Contra Costa Times-called for passage of labor law reform in the US. Today Steffens is Secretary-Treasurer of the Communications Workers of America. 2009 | David Bacon | Strong unions and high wages benefit workers in both countries. The USMCA supposedly will require Mexico to enforce the new reforms more rigorously. Mexican workers will indeed benefit if they are enforced, but the track record of the old NAFTA is clear. Even if the USMCA requires Mexico to obey its own labor laws, freeing US corporations to i…

Hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk in Syria amid ongoing violence in northeast and northwest
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-08
Almost daily violence targeting built-up areas and health facilities in Syria continues to threaten the lives of civilians there, UN rights experts and humanitarians said on Friday.

Malaysian socialists condemn new security laws
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-08
Peter BoyleIssue 1244 Malaysia SOSMA Pakatan Harapan Internal Security Act (ISA)November 8, 2019Twelve men were detained under Malaysia's Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA) on October…

Remembering the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre When Police Shot Dead Three Unarmed Black Students
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-08
The 1968 Orangeburg massacre is one of the most violent and least remembered events of the civil rights movement. A crowd of students gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University to protest segregation at Orangeburg's only bowling alley. After days of escalating tensions, students started a bonfire and held a vigil on the campus to protest. Dozens of police arrived on the scene, and state troopers fired live ammunition into the crowd. When the shooting stopped, three students were dead and 28 wounded. Although the tragedy predated the Kent State shootings and Jackson State killings and it was the fir…

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

Ex-Twitter Workers Charged with Spying for Saudis as Part of Kingdom's Growing Crackdown on Dissent
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-07
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…

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

Media Conceal Chile's State Criminality, Delegitimize Bolivian Democracy
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2019-11-05
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 Santiago–the…

League of the South Resorts to Video Stunts as Membership Declines
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-11-05
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.

SPLC celebrates 30th anniversary of Civil Rights Memorial
splcenter.org | 2019-11-05
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.

"Release My Mother": A Yale Student Fights to Halt Deportation of His Mother with Stage IV Cancer
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-05
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…

Trump Wants to Allow Discrimination with Billions of Dollars of Federal Funding
Louise Melling | aclu.org | 2019-11-05
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…

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

Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-02
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 …

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

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

Dorothee Benz on LGBTQ Rights, Joe Emersberger on Ecuador Protests
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-10-25

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