2019-11-16: Social Media Postees

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Hungary's Far-Right Govt Tightens Control on Courts and Schools
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-15
The Hungarian government has proposed legislation that would increase its control over the country's courts and independent schools, raising concerns from rights groups. | RELATED: | UN Urges Hungary To Move Children From 'Prison-like' Camps | One measure submitted to parliament this week would strengthen the Constitutional Court, most of whose judges are already elected by the ruling party. | Earlier this month, the government abandoned plans to set up separate administrative court…

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 — 13 November)
PCHR | imemc.org | 2019-11-15
Summary This week, Israeli occupation Forces (IOF) escalated the situation across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and committed war crimes. IOF started a two-day large-scale aggression on the Gaza Strip, deployed its naval, air and artillery forces and carried out 73 targeted airstikes against residential buildings, civilian establishments and …

PLO Official: International Community Must Defend Palestinian Human Rights
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-11-15
Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said, on Friday, that the international rules-based order founded on the principles and values of international law is under real threat by the rise of unilateralism, isolationism, and racism, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). …

Cuba: Stop Harassment Against Cuban Doctors in Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-15
The Cuban Government denounced the arbitrary detention of the chief its the Medical Brigade in Bolivia, Yoandra Muro Valle, as well as of Jacinto Alfonso Pérez, in charge of logistics of the group, said Eugenio Martínez Enriquez, General Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the island. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Coup-Born Government Threatens Independent Journalists | In a press conference, the diplomat called on the authorities of the Plur…

Defend Medevac to save lives, say protesters
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-15
Refugees Chris SleeIssue 1245 Australia medevac MelbourneNovember 15, 2019Refugee rights activists rallied across Australia on November 9 to defend the Urgent Medical Treatment Bill (Medevac), which was passed in…

Disruptive protests don't justify police violence
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-15
civil rights Sue BoltonIssue 1245 Australia police MelbourneNovember 15, 2019It is unusual for the Police Union or Victoria Police chiefs to condemn the actions of any officer. But they have been forced to crit…

Protests lead to police officer being charged with murder of Kumanjayi Walker
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-15
Indigenous rights Deborah GreenIssue 1245 Australia Black deaths in custody GeraldtonNovember 15, 2019Nineteen-year-old Warlpiri man Kumanjayi Walker died after being shot by police on Nov…

New Senate Bill Would Curtail ICE's "Unnecessary Overuse of Solitary Confinement"
Spencer Woodman | theintercept.com | 2019-11-14
A group of prominent U.S. senators introduced legislation Thursday that would dramatically curtail the use of solitary confinement inside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. | The bill, sponsored by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, takes aim at a range of practices identified in Solitary Voices, an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Intercept investigation into the heavy use of solitary confinement by ICE. | Press releases from

Latin American Youth Demand Gender Equality, Sexual Rights
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-14
A group of young Latin American activists has called on world leaders to fight for sexual and reproductive health services, for the rights of people with disabilities and the right to abortion at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) in Kenya. | RELATED: | Latin American Women Mark International Safe Abortion Day | Working with Kenya and Denmark, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has organized the ICPD25 summit which runs until Thursday with represen…

Turkey Wont Give Up Russian Missile System: Erdogan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-14
Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan said Washington was not right to propose that Ankara get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased, calling it an infringement of sovereign rights, according to Turkish media. | RELATED: | Turkey's Erdogan Announces Capture of Al-Baghdadi's Wife | In a meeting at the White House on Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump urged Erdogan to abandon the S-400 systems that began arriving in Turkey in July despite threats of sanctions from Washin…

At Least 12 Dead Following Coup in Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-14
At least 12 Bolivians have been killed and more than 530 injured by the violence that escalated in Bolivia following the coup against constitutional president Evo Morales, denounced the Ombudsman's Office. | RELATED: | Argentina: Congress Rejects the Coup d'Etat in Bolivia | The human rights agency explained on its official website that among the injured are women, children, adolescents and journalists. | In turn, the institution – created in 1994 by constitutional mandate – posted on it…

Human rights experts call for 'paradigm shift' on arbitrary detention in Qatar
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-14
A group of independent UN human rights experts is calling for a "paradigm shift" in Qatar to protect people in the Gulf State from arbitrary detention.

CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…

Code Pink founder raided by DC police on dubious charges of 'assault' at anti-Maduro 'Venezuela freedom' event (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-11-13
Police have tried to detain Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin without a warrant on mysterious charges of 'assaulting' a Democratic congresswoman at an anti-Maduro press event in support of the "freedom for the Venezuelan people." | Benjamin was accused of assaulting Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida) when over a dozen officers surrounded her home on Wednesday in Washington, DC. | In footage she posted to Facebook, Benjamin strenuously denies the accusations, explaining that she was the one assaulted — pushed and pulled by right-wing Venezuelans ("big guys") supporting the US-backed oppositi…

Federal Court Rules That Border Officers Can't Arbitrarily Search Our Electronic Devices
Hugh Handeyside | aclu.org | 2019-11-13
In a major victory for privacy rights, a federal court | has held that the federal government's suspicionless searches of smartphones, laptops, | and other electronic devices at airports or other U.S. ports of entry are | unconstitutional. The ruling in our | case is a recognition that the Constitution protects us even at the border, | and that traveling to or from the United States doesn't mean we give the g…

Neo-Nazi Group NSM Faces New Upheaval After James Hart Stern's Death
Hatewatch Staff and Brett Barrouquere | splcenter.org | 2019-11-13
The leadership of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM) has been thrown into chaos again following the death of self-described civil rights activist James Hart Stern.

As Trump and Erdogan Meet, the U.S. Hopes to Resume F?35 Arms Sales to Turkey
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-11-13
Despite Turkey's recent human rights abuses in Syria, the Trump administration would like Turkey to rejoin the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

Revealed: danger and squalor for cleaners who remove human waste by hand
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-13
The plight of sanitation workers in the developing world should be addressed urgently, the UN said on Thursday, warning that their rights, health and dignity are at risk.

Anglican Church in Southern Africa voted to support non-violent action to end Israel's military occupation of Palestine, especially BDS actions
ziyaad | bdsmovement.net | 2019-11-12
Anglican Church in Southern Africa voted to support non-violent action to end Israel's military occupation of Palestine, especially BDS actions : In the NewsProvincial Synod votes on Israel sanctions, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia | Economic Boycott Cultural BoycottSeptember 26, 2019 | By: | | Anglican Church of Southern Africa …

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
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 …

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