2020-02-25: Social Media Postees

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Residents clash with police as Greek govt proceeds with construction of new migrant center in Lesbos (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-02-25
Greek police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of angry residents who attempted to halt the construction of a migrant detention center on the island of Lesbos. The clashes came amid growing anger over Athens' immigration policy. | Around 500 people attempted to block the unloading of heavy machinery and police reinforcements on the island, which will house a new migrant camp. Locals set fires and brawled with riot cops as police attempted to restore order, according to local media. | | Riot police reinforcements arrive on a ferry at Lesbos, Greece, February 25, 2020. | © REUTERS/Elias Marcou | Photogra…

The show trial of Julian Assange begins
wsws.org | 2020-02-25
The first day of the British court hearing yesterday to determine if WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States left no doubt that what is taking place is a legal travesty that threatens both Assange's life and fundamental democratic rights.

BDS protest at sheet maker Brooklinen's NYC store over production in Israel
Adalah-NY | indybay.org | 2020-02-25
At a protest Sunday at Brooklinen's new Williamsburg, Brooklyn store, New York human rights advocates called for a boycott of the online sheet and linen retailer, over their Israeli production partners' involvement in Israel's apartheid rule over the Palestinian people.

Three Major News Stories That Need To Be Exposed
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-25
The news is filled with stories about President Trump and his predecessors imposing sanctions on other countries, their officials, and other prominent persons. But the media rarely spells out exactly what these sanctions are, the intermediaries who enforce them, the impacts they have on innocent civilians

Sanctions and Corruption: Three Major News Stories that Need to be Exposed
Ralph Nader | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-25
The news is filled with stories about President Trump and his predecessors imposing sanctions on other countries, their officials, and other prominent persons. But the media rarely spells out exactly what these sanctions are, the intermediaries who enforce them, the …

Gun-Toting Cops Endanger Students and Turn Schools into Prisons
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-25
"Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning." –Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes Just when you thought the government couldn't get any more tone-deaf about civil liberties and the growing…

Indian Rights Organisation Seeks Arrest of Politicians Alleging Their 'Hate Speech Led to Violence'
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-25
New Delhi (Sputnik): On Monday, the Indian capital witnessed one of the worst communal clashes in recent times, resulting in the deaths of six civilians and a police officer and more than 100 reportedly injured. Police have issued prohibitory orders in northeastern Delhi and have deployed paramilitary troops to quell the violence.

Libyan gov't has right to defend itself: Al-Sarraj
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-25
Head of Libya's internationally recognized government, Fayez al-Sarraj, said the presence of Turkish forces in the country comes within the legitimate right of self-defense against aggression of East Libya-based forces. | "The current situation in Libya and the resistance against the aggression on the capital [Tripoli] and cities in western Libya is the framework that we work on it with Turkey," al-Sarraj told Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of the 43rd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. | "This is a legitimate right for the GNA [Government of National Accord] and a duty towards our people…

Police detain 13 suspects over Daesh/ISIS ties in Istanbul
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-25
Turkish police have detained 13 suspects, including 10 foreign nationals, allegedly linked to the Daesh/ISIS terror group in Istanbul, security sources said on Tuesday.Police raided seven different locations and detained 13 suspects, including nine Syrians and an Iraqi national, said the sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.The ongoing operation was part of a probe into Daesh members who provide financial support for the terror group's remanded members.Digital materials and organizational documents were seized during the search.Turkey was one of the first countries to rec…

Pakistan eyeing greater teamwork, says Turkish defense firm
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-25
Pakistan wants to enhance its defense cooperation with Turkey, said the general manager of STM, a leading Turkish defense firm.The firm has developed several projects for Pakistan in the last decade with a special focus on its navy, said Murat Ikinci.It has pioneered many projects for Turkey and its projects in Pakistan have created export opportunities for many companies.The firm received rave reviews for a replenishment vessel it produced for Pakistan.He said: "Our second-largest project includes the modernization of Agosta 90B submarines."This project is progressing very successfully despite the sanctions and…

From Being Tortured in Sri Lanka to the U.S. Supreme Court
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2020-02-24
On a frigid day in early February, Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam | stands under an awning on a street corner in lower Manhattan along with one of | his attorneys, Celso Perez of the ACLU. Both are bundled in heavy winter | jackets. Perez is holding his phone up and squinting as he concentrates on the | tinny voice of a translator emanating from its speaker. | "I want them to be aware that you're traveling," Perez says | into the phone. | The voice on the other line translates what Perez said into | Tamil, the native language of Sri Lanka's largest ethnic minority. Thuraissigiam, | heavyset in his late 40s with a…

Chile's US-backed gov't is shooting anti-austerity protesters, blinding and maiming by the thousands
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-24
Chile has responded to anti-neoliberal protests with brutally violent repression. 10,365 people have been detained; 3765 treated for wounds in…

Actresses and Activists React to Harvey Weinstein's Verdict
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-24
Actresses, women's rights groups and activists welcomed the guilty verdict against Harvey Weinstein, the producer who had reigned as one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. | RELATED: | Japanese 'MeToo' Activist Wins Lawsuit Against Rapist | Accusations against Weinstein helped fuel the #MeToo movement of women speaking out about mistreatment. Hollywo…

Settlers Fence off Palestinian Agricultural Land in Jordan Valley
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-24
Israeli settlers, on Sunday, continued fencing large tracts of land in the northern Jordan Valley as they chased Palestinian herders out of pastures in the area, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, told the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that extremist settlers continued for the …

At Least 120 Families Forcibly Displaced in Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-24
At least 120 families were displaced from the countryside zones of the Ituango municipality on Sunday, in the Colombian state of Antioquia. The displacement affects the resident of zones like Torrentes, San Juanillo, las Arañas, el Cedral, and Santa Ana. | RELATED: | Colombia: Protests Called Against Murders of Ex-FARC Members | Human rights organizations denounced this situation, pointing out the presence of armed groups in the area as the main reason for the movements. These vi…

Chilean President Piñera's Disapproval Increases to 83%: Survey
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-24
The disapproval of Chilean President Sebastian Piñera's administration stood at 83 percent, an increase of five percentage points from the previous survey, according to the survey conducted by the consulting firm Cadem released Monday. | RELATED: | Chile: 3,765 Injured,10,000 Detained Protesters Since October | Similarly, the Chilean president's approval rating fell by one point to 12 percent from the last survey published on February 14. The figure continues in a downward spira…

With human rights under attack, UN chief unveils blueprint for positive change
news.un.org | 2020-02-24
People's basic human rights

Geneva: Brazil Faces Accusations of Human Rights Violations
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-24
Brazil's government will face accusations of human rights violations at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council. The South American country's government is under scrutiny for its violations of Indigenous rights and environmental protection. | RELATED: | Brazilian Landless Rural Workers Mov.: Our Hope Is on Lula | According to Jamil Chade, columnist of the Universo Online portal, "it is particularly preoccupancy against the significant increase of the Amazonia burnings, after…

Majority of Venezuelans Against U.S. Sanctions, Poll Reveals
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-24
More than 80% of Venezuelans disagree with the sanction measures imposed on Venezuela by the U.S government, as Hinteracles pollster indicates. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Heroism Defeated Last Year's Invasion: Maduro | The survey, taken between January 29 to February 12, explored the opinion of Venezuelans in relation to the economic blockade imposed against the Bolivarian Republic by Washington. | To the question: "Who was the most affected by these measures", 84% of respondents affirme…

Russia to Complete Observation Flight Over Turkey
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-24
Russia will carry out an observation flight over Turkey between Tuesday and Friday under the multilateral Treaty on Open Skies, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday. | RELATED: | US Sanctions On Rosneft Won't Affect Relations With Venezuela: Kremlin | Russia's Tu-154M LK-1 observation plane will take off from northwest Turkey's Eskisehir airfield and cover up to 1,900 kilometers over the member country of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the ministry said. | The Tr…

Venezuela's Next Economic Shock Might Come from India's Compliance with US Sanctions
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-24
India is Venezuela's largest oil customer but the two companies that import its oil just declared that they'll comply with the US' latest sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic's Russian intermediary, which could lead to the South American state experiencing an …

Trump Threatens Union-Rights for 750,000 US Federal Workers
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-24
U.S. President Donald Trump published Thursday a memorandum -signed on Jan. 29- that gives Defense Secretary Mark Esper the authority to circumvent collective bargaining rights for the Pentagon's 750,000 civilian workers. | RELATED: | 109 US Troops Suffer Traumatic Brain Injury After Iran Attack | Trump argues in the document that a unionized workforce at the Department of Defense (Do…

Adalah to Israeli Military: This is a War Crime; Open an Immediate Criminal Investigation
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-24

Because #NeverAgainIsNow, Japanese Americans, Allies Stage Rally Demanding Closure of Immigration Prison
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-24
"We believe the best way to honor our history is by fighting to end detention sites today." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

As Hearing Begins, Rights Groups Warn Extraditing Assange to US Would Deal 'Body Blow to Press Freedom'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-24
Press freedom advocates slammed the U.S. over its pending espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Monday, as the first phase of Assange's extradition trial began in London. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

'The Worst Kind of Fascists': Trump Visits Modi's India and Announces $3 Billion Arms Deal
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-24
"For decades, the U.S.-India relationship was anchored by claims of shared values of human rights and human dignity. Now, those shared values are discrimination, bigotry, and hostility towards refugees and asylum seekers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

'This Is a War Crime': Video of IDF Bulldozer Dragging Body of Palestinian Man in Gaza Sparks Outrage
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-24
Human rights advocates expressed outrage and called for a criminal investigation after video footage of an Israeli military bulldozer dragging the body of a Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli forces in the occupied Gaza Strip circulated widely across social media over the weekend. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

'A Historic Victory for Survivors Everywhere': Harvey Weinstein Convicted of Felony Sexual Assault
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-24
Women's rights advocates on Monday applauded the dozens of women whose decision to come forward about former film executive Harvey Weinstein's history of sexual assault helped bring Weinstein to justice, after he was found guilty of two sexual assault charges. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Selected Articles: Bioweapons as Weapons of Modern Warfare?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-24
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 …

After US terrorist war and sanctions, Nicaragua fights for justice at international court
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-22
In Managua, Ben Norton interviews Nicaragua's representative to the UN's International Court of Justice, Carlos Argàºello Gómez, who speaks about…

Politicizing water in Chile
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-22
Chile is today in the midst of an unprecedented constituent process 30 years after the return of democracy, where the possibility of a new constitution has opened a discussion about what sort of country we want, and which rights should be enshrined in the drafting of this fundamental document. | Source…

'Who Killed Malcolm X?' seeks justice while showing leader's continued relevance
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-21
"There's no statute of limitations on murder… There is still a chance to get justice for Malcolm."

Situation in central Mali 'deteriorating' as violence, impunity rise, UN rights expert warns
news.un.org | 2020-02-21
The growing violence has contributed to a deteriorating security situation in central Mali, with impunity being one of the aggravating factors, an independent UN human rights expert warned on Friday.

Cameroon: UN officials raise alarm over escalating violence, call for civilian protection
news.un.org | 2020-02-21
Four senior UN officials issued a joint statement on Friday deploring the continued human rights abuses committed against civilians, including women and children, in the south-west and north-west regions of Cameroon.

Weekend Read: SPLC files civil rights complaints as asylum seekers wage hunger strikes
splcenter.org | 2020-02-21

Malcolm X's Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz on Her Father's Legacy & the New Series "Who Killed Malcolm X?"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-21
Fifty-five years ago today, Malcolm X was assassinated. The civil rights leader was shot to death on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. He was only 39 years old. Details of his assassination remain disputed to this day. Earlier this month, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said he was considering reopening the investigation, just days after a new documentary series about the assassination was released on Netflix called "Who Killed Malcolm X?" It makes the case that two of the three men who were convicted for Malcolm X's murder are actually innocent and that his uncaught killers wer…

New push on cyber 'security' laws
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-21
civil liberties Viv MileyIssue 1254 Australia privacy Bill of RightsFebruary 21, 2020Worried about online privacy? You should be. Not only are social media corporations spying on you, thanks to Australia's dra…

Minnesota House subcommittee passes bill to end local jail contracts with ICE
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-20
St. Paul, MN – On February 19, the House Subcommittee on Local Government voted to pass House File 3060. HF 3060 is a bill that would end contracts that local jails in Minnesota have with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain people facing civil immigration charges. Currently several county jails in Minnesota have contracts with ICE to hold hundreds of immigrants facing deportation. | The bill, sponsored by democrat Representative Fue Lee, who represents part of north Minneapolis, will now advance to the Government Operations Committee. | Before voting on the bill, the committee heard testimony fr…

The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Asylum Seekers Receive Their Day in Court
Nicky Vogt | aclu.org | 2020-02-20
In March, we will be in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the right to a day in court for asylum seekers and other vulnerable noncitizens. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) vs. Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam considers whether immigrants are entitled to seek judicial review of their expedited removal orders in federal court. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with our argument that the Constitution guarantees that individuals deprived of their liberty have their day in federal court. | That decision w…

Immigrant rights activists rally at MN capitol for driver's licenses for all
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-20
St. Paul, MN – More than 40 immigrant rights activists from all over the state of Minnesota rallied at the capitol here, February 11, the opening day of the legislative session. People traveled from as far as Zimmerman and Rochester to participate in the action. The rally and lobbying action were organized by Minnesota Immigrant Movement (MIM) and Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC). Activists asked the Minnesota legislature to support driver's licenses for all and to make Minnesota a sanctuary state. | Dressed in red, MIM and MIRAC members rallied in the rotunda of the capitol, calling on represe…

U.S. Resident Indefinitely Detained Without Charge Secures His Day In Court
Jonathan Hafetz | aclu.org | 2020-02-20
Adham Hassoun will | finally have his day in court. A federal judge has rejected the government's sweeping | claim that it can, on its own say-so, indefinitely imprison him without charge | and without a fair trial. | Adham is a long-time U.S. resident and a father of three. As we previously explained, Adham completed | his criminal sentence and was set to be released from prison almost three years | ago. But the government

We won a major victory for voting rights
splcenter.org | 2020-02-20

Venezuela files ICC lawsuit over US sanctions
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-20
international solidarity Paul DobsonIssue 1254 Venezuela ICC International Court of Justice US blockadeFebruary 20, 202…

Reza Berati's struggle remembered
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-20
refugee rights Alex SalmonIssue 1254 Australia Nauru and Christmas Island detention centresFebruary 20, 2020The Refugee Rights Action Network WA (RRAN) organised a commemoration on February 17, the 6th anniversary of the death of Kurdish-…

May 1 Movement launched in Sydney
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-20
workers' rights and unions Jim McIlroyIssue 1254 Australia CFMEU MUA SydneyFebruary 20, 2020Up to 100 people attended the launch of the…

Uphold rainbow rights and kill the religious privilege bill
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-19
LGBTI rights Paul GregoireIssue 1254 Australia homophobia Anti-Discrimination lawsFebruary 19, 2020Mardi Gras season is upon us, a good time to reflect on the government that is about to table…

No to religious discrimination
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-19
LGBTI rights Chris JenkinsIssue 1254 Australia anti-discrimination law LGBTI communityFebruary 19, 2020As people were fleeing their burning homes and volunteer firefighters were crowdfundi…

ICE's Destruction of Records Must Be Stopped
Kate Oh | aclu.org | 2020-02-18
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is | notorious for committing rampant unconstitutional and inhumane abuses in its | detention system

There is a Coordinated Attack Against Trans Youth in State Legislatures
Rose Saxe | aclu.org | 2020-02-18
Less than a | month and a half into 2020, this state legislative session has seen unprecedented attacks on LGBTQ people, and an alarming focus | on bills that would harm trans youth. | Also | alarming: These bills, and the terminology used in them, use similar language and clearly come from a common | playbook. | Right now, | bills are pending in 10 states that | would criminalize l…

Bill Barr Wants Sheriffs to Join His Attacks on State and Local Governments
Brian Tashman | aclu.org | 2020-02-13
Attorney General Bill Barr, speaking at the National Sheriffs' Association conference in Washington, D.C., encouraged sheriffs to join the Trump administration as it launches a "significant escalation" in the federal government's efforts to retaliate against cities and states with policies designed to protect immigrant communities. | For | Barr's Department of Justice, that escalation includes new lawsuits against | states and municipalities with immigrant-protective policies.