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Poniendo la verdad tras las rejas
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2020-01-21
øSabía que uno de los derechos más protegidos en este país es el derecho del gobierno a mentirle a la gente? Esa es la esencia de la persecución que se está llevando a cabo en este momento contra Chelsea Manning y Julian Assange. Manning era una analista de inteligencia del . . . | Continue reading Poniendo la verdad tras las rejas at Workers.org…

Trump backs armed gun-rights rally in Richmond, Virginia
wsws.org | 2020-01-21
For the second time in three days, President Donald Trump tweeted support as thousands of gun-rights activists, many of them carrying semi-automatic weapons, descended on Virginia's capital, Richmond.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-21
January 20, 2020, marked the Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. It is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. He was the most ardent spokesperson and leader of the civil rights movement. King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, a protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama. It began after, after Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat to a white person.

Venezuela's Maduro offers Trump a "win-win" bargain
wsws.org | 2020-01-21
In an interview with the Washington Post, the Venezuelan president "suggested that a bonanza could be waiting for U.S. oil companies" if the White House ends sanctions.

China court sentences former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei to 13 years in prison for bribery
rt.com | 2020-01-21
Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for bribery. The case shook the international police organization. | Meng

Indian Court Refuses to Lift Ban on Loudspeakers at Mosques in Uttar Pradesh
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-21
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's apex court in an order in 2000 had ruled that the "right to religious freedom is related to civil order, morality and health. No religion teaches that loudspeakers and amplifiers should be used for prayer. Even if it is done, it should not affect the rights of others."

The 2020 San Francisco Womens' March
Leon Kunstenaaar | indybay.org | 2020-01-21
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar/Pro Bono Photo | Native, immigrant, gay, straight march for their rights…

Rekindling the Movement that Won Abortion Rights
Bob Price | indybay.org | 2020-01-21
New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St (near Ellis), SF | (near Civic Center BART, Muni Lines 19, 31, 38, 47 49) | Wheelchair accessible…

Advocates and Unhoused Residents Seek Community Help to Build Small Homes on MLK Weekend
Zach Haber, Oakland Post | indybay.org | 2020-01-21
The Village, a group that fights for unhoused resident rights, is asking for community support on January 18 and 19, 2020, to help with their event Guerrilla Housing: Reclaiming Dr. King's Legacy of Radical Action.

Trump administration ramps up campaign to abolish strong data encryption in aftermath of Pensacola terror shooting
wsws.org | 2020-01-21
The administration, following in the footsteps of the Obama White House, is moving to attack privacy rights protected by the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution.

Pakistan gets new chief election commissioner
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-21
The government and the opposition in Pakistan on Tuesday named a former top bureaucrat as the country's new chief election commissioner (CEC), ending a weeks-long deadlock over the issue, a minister said.Sikander Sultan Raja who served as a federal secretary, will serve as the CEC for the next five years, Shireen Mazari

Three arrested in Turkey for alleged drone shipment to Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-21
Turkish police arrested three suspects on Tuesday for allegedly sending a shipment of four unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to terrorist groups in Syria, security sources said.The suspects were arrested in Istanbul and the southern Adana province, while another of Syrian nationality was held in the southern Hatay province, said the sources who asked not to be named, due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Acting on a tip-off received earlier this month, Adana police detained another suspect in a cargo office, while allegedly trying to send drones to people with links to terrorist groups in Syria.Prosecutors…

Guant√°namo's Indelible Legacy
Karen Greenberg, Joshua L. Dratel | commondreams.org | 2020-01-20
The indefinite detention that began at Guant√°namo Bay has now spawned its mirror image in the camps for undocumented immigrants (and their children) along the U.S. Mexican border. (Photo: Susan Melkisethian/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Thousands of Armed Gun-Rights Activists Protest in Virginia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-20
A large number of armed gun-rights activists descended on Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest a package of gun-control legislation making its way through the newly Democratic-controlled state legislature. | RELATED: | 55% of US Voting-Age Women Prefer Socialism, Over Capitalism | According to the Reuters News Agency, the Richmond rally was surrounded by heavy security after Virginian Governor Ralph Northam banned carrying weapons onto the capitol grounds. | The r…

Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. | In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented.

Israeli Court Doubles Prison Sentence Of Detained Palestinian Teen
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, last Thursday, that an Israeli appellate court has accepted an appeal filed by the prosecutor's office demanding to raise the prison sentence of a detained Palestinian teen from the 18 years to life in prison. The PPS stated that the ruling was part …

As neo-Nazis head to Richmond, Trump boosts gun-rights rally
wsws.org | 2020-01-20
The president's tweet is a declaration of solidarity with ultra-right forces on the eve of his impeachment trial.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words
Martin Luther King Jr. | zcomm.org | 2020-01-20
While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice…

The MLK Lesson America Needs Most in 2020
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-20
Before he died, the civil rights leader joined a campaign to unify working people of all races. Today, nothing could be more powerful.

Top 10 Civil Rights Songs
Peter Rothberg | thenation.com | 2020-01-20
Top 10 Civil Rights Songs…

SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-20
Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which he delivered at New York City's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, "I've Been to…

'Come and take it': Thousands rally in Virginia against new gun-control laws (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-01-20
Thousands of gun-rights supporters and militia members have gathered at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, in an armed show of defiance against a slew of gun laws proposed by Governor Ralph Northam. | Northam

As Neo-Nazis Head to Richmond, Trump Boosts Gun-rights Rally
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-20
On the eve of a planned right-wing gun-rights rally in Richmond, Virginia, fascists and white supremacists are reportedly heading for the Virginia state capitol, hoping to create a "second Charlottesville," modeled on the neo-Nazi riot in 2017 which killed one …

SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his own words
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2020-01-20
While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice.

'Global Precedent' Set as UN Rules Climate Refugees Cannot Be Sent Back to Life-Threatening Conditions
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-20
Human rights advocates on Monday applauded a "ground-breaking" ruling by a United Nations panel, which stated that climate refugees cannot legally be sent back to their home countries after applying for asylum, if they would face life-threatening conditions such as high sea levels, drought, or other effects of the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Countering Annual Whitewash of His Legacy, Progressives Remember the 'Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist' Martin Luther King Jr
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-20
While the likes of President Donald Trump, right-wing Republicans, and Pentagon officials—in addition to many liberals—marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with selective quotes and messages, progressives aimed to challenge their whitewashed narrative of the civil rights leader's legacy with detailed reminders of King's scathing critique of not only racism but also capitalism, militarism, and imperialism. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

AFL-CIO to the nation: Make King's dream America's reality
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-18
WASHINGTON–Faced with the renewed and rising right-wing onslaught against women, workers, immigrants and people of color, unionists at the AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Civil and Human Rights Conference spent their two days in D.C. focusing on reclaiming voting rights, battling voter suppression and educating and empowering workers to ensure they can vote this year …

Sanctions harm reconstruction in Syria's Homs province
Karin Leukefeld | workers.org | 2020-01-17
Published in Junge Welt, Dec. 16. Translation by John Catalinotto. According to Gov. Talal Barasi, about half a million people fled from Homs province, the largest in Syria, during the war. Some 2.3 million people had lived in Homs before the war, Barasi explained in an interview with Junge Welt. . . . | Continue reading Sanctions harm reconstruction in Syria's Homs province at Workers.org…

2019 Proved We Can Stop Face Recognition Surveillance
Abdullah Hasan | aclu.org | 2020-01-17
This piece originally appeared on Fast Company. | In 2019, we proved face recognition surveillance isn't | inevitable. Now, it's time for Congress to rein in the technology once and for | all. | Last year, communities banded together to prove that they | can

3 Arrested for Plans to Incite Violence at 'Gun Rights' Rally in Richmond
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-17
Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested, accused of planning to incite violence at the upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, VA. The state's capitol is in a state of emergency after finding a pattern of communications sounding like the leadup to the 2017 Charlottesville rally that killed Heather Heyer.

Conspiracy Theories, Threats of Violence Loom Over Coming Gun Rally in Richmond
splcenter.org | 2020-01-16
Gun-rights activists and antigovernment extremists are planning a protest in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday fueled by antigovernment conspiracy theories and accompanied by online calls for violence.

Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional
Michele Goodwin | aclu.org | 2020-01-16
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…

Syrian conflict has 'erased' children's dreams: new UN report
news.un.org | 2020-01-16
Nearly nine years of conflict in Syria have robbed boys and girls of their childhood and subjected them to "unabated violations of their rights", including being killed, maimed, displaced, forced to fight or subjected to torture, rape and sexual slavery.

Iraqi Prime Minister Backs Off Expelling US Troops
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-16

Iran's Rouhani Demands US, EU Troops Leave the Middle East or Face "Danger"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-15

The Trump Administration Weakens Standards for ICE Detention Facilities
Eunice Cho | aclu.org | 2020-01-14
Last month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officially released a new version of its National Detention Standards (NDS), which govern the treatment of immigrant detainees held in almost 140 facilities in 44 states. These facilities include local and state jails and prisons

"Morir Soñando": Martín Espada Reads Poem About Luis Garden Acosta, Young Lord & Community Activist
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-14
Last week marked the first anniversary of the passing of Luis Garden Acosta, the founder and longtime president of the nationally known El Puente youth and community leadership program in Brooklyn. Long regarded as one of New York City's foremost human rights and Latino community activists, Garden Acosta died last January at the age of 72. A former seminarian who had been active in the Catholic antiwar movement, Garden Acosta joined the Young Lords Party in 1970 and later founded that group's Massachusetts chapter while he was still a student at Harvard Medical School. He went on to pioneer successful nonviolent…

US Sanctions Venezuela's New Parliament Leader, Senior Opposition Lawmakers
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-01-14
The legislature's new opposition leadership "categorically" rejected the sanctions.

Colombia: 'Staggering number' of human rights defenders killed in 2019
news.un.org | 2020-01-14
The UN human rights office, OHCHR, is "deeply troubled by the staggering number of human rights defenders killed in Colombia" last year, its spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Venezuela Blames Sanctions After UN Voting Right Suspended
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-01-13
Venezuela, which has one of the highest UN contribution rates in the region, has not paid its dues since 2018.

Ex-US intel officer: Pompeo 'lying through his teeth' on Iran
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-12
The Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on Iran and defying Iraq's call for a US troop withdrawal. This comes…

Pregnant Workers Are Still Fighting for the Right to Work
Vania Leveille | aclu.org | 2020-01-10
In 2015, | Michelle Durham, an ACLU client, was faced with an impossible choice: | continue working and risk the health of her pregnancy or give up her paycheck. | She was working | as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for Rural/Metro Corporation, a company | in Alabama that provides emergency medical care to people living in areas that | lack basic medical services. Shortly after joining Rural/Metro Corporation in | Alabama, Michelle learned she was pregnant with her first child and was advised | by her health professional not to lift more than 50 pounds. She was confident | the company would grant her a…

Venezuela: Guaido installs parallel parliament, US threatens more sanctions
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-10
Venezuela Ricardo VazIssue 1248 Venezuela Juan Guaido US Vice President Mike PenceJanuary 10, 2020Opposition leader Juan Guaido installed a "parallel" parliament in Caracas on January 7. | The…

Venezuela: Guaido Installs Parallel Parliament After Washington Threatens More Sanctions
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-01-08
The Trump administration is reportedly mulling sanctions against opposition deputies who voted against Guaido.

SPLC Statement on the Detainment of Iranians and Iranian Americans
splcenter.org | 2020-01-06
The following statement is by Southern Poverty Law Center Interim President and CEO Karen Baynes-Dunning following reports that Iranians and Iranian Americans are being detained and questioned at U.S. ports of entry:…

More Rockets Fired At US Embassy, US Iranians Detained & Trump Says Twitter Is "Notifying Congress"
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-06
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 (1/5/19). 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 …

Students learn in the streets: struggle wins release of Connecticut teen from ICE custody
Chris Garaffa | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-05
The struggle for Mario's freedom is not over, and neither is the fight for immigrant rights overall.