2021-05-15: Social Media Postees

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…

We choose human rights instead: Roger Waters on Israel's crimes and Palestine's resistance
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-15
Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the Israel's apartheid policy, the primal disdain on display in the occupied territories and Palestinians' defiant resistance…

UN Human Rights chief appeals for de-escalation in Israel-Palestine crisis
news.un.org | 2021-05-15
Amid increasing bloodshed and volatility in Gaza and Israel, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Saturday appealed for a de-escalation in tensions and urged all sides to respect international law.

HR cheif criticizes Arab states silence over Zionists crimes
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — An official with Iran's Judiciary Branch reacted to the silence and inactivity of some Arab countries in the face of Zionists' crimes and violation of human rights in the occupied lands specially Gaza.

Charity considers legal action against Home Office over Glasgow immigration raid
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-05-15
A migrant charity has said it's investigating legal action against the Home Office for "casting aspersions" on two Indian nationals detained in Glasgow as "illegal" immigrants. | Legal action: | Lakhvir Singh and Sumit Sehdev were released from Border Force detention after crowds swarmed around the van in which they were held, preventing it from leaving Kenmure Street in Pollokshields on 13 May. | Demonstrators blocked the vehicle for several hours, with one even lying underneath its axles, before police released the pair on public safety grounds. | Scottish justice secretary Humza Yousaf has blamed the H…

Friday 5/21: Mental Health Rights and Resources Video Forum on Friday May 21st 5pm
Raia & Jean-Jacques Zenger | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
Online video…

This vile article in the Times shows us why we must unite to stamp out anti-GRT racism
Sophia Purdy-Moore | thecanary.co | 2021-05-15
On 15 May, the Times published an openly racist article by former Tory MP Matthew Parris. In the shocking article, Parris calls for the systematic eradication of the Traveller way of life, and the removal of the community's rights as an ethnic minority group. Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community members, campaigners, and allies took to Twitter to call out the abhorrent article — and the mainstream media at large — for its consistent promotion and normalisation of anti-GRT racism. | The article: | According to the Equality and Hum…

Forced Sterilizations Haunt Peruvian Candidate Keiko Fujimori
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
Peru's Association of Women Affected by Forced Sterilizations (AMPAEF) announced that this Tuesday they will hold a sit-in at the headquarters of the Palace of Justice, in the capital Lima, to continue demanding "truth, justice, and reparations" in their case. | A representation of women affected by a program that was implemented during the neoliberal government of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) will participate in the protest, through which hundreds of thousands of women in situations of poverty and vulnerability were forced to deprive themselves of their rights, and their possibility of conceiving children. | Thi…

In media framing, trans kids are problems to be solved–not people with rights
Julie Hollar | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
As states continue to pass laws that dehumanize and endanger transgender kids, the country's most influential newspapers have not met the challenge of covering the issue. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Indigenous Fisheries vs. Mob Rule
J.B. Gerald | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-15
On September 17, 2020, the Sipekne'katik First Nation of Nova Scotia opened its independent fishery, affirming the Band's rights under Canada's Supreme Court ruling of 1999 (the Marshall Decision), which allowed the Band to fish for a moderate living under its own regulations. On the 17th and in following days from 80 to 200 fishing …

Sri Lankan estate workers protest against higher workloads and wage cuts
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
The rising number of strikes and protests by plantation workers underline the urgency of workers establishing action committees, independent of unions, to defend their democratic and social rights.

Palestinian community in Lydda calls for international protection from Israeli state-sanctioned pogroms
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
Following a night of racist attacks by far-right Israeli extremists, Palestinians living in Lydda (Lod) are calling for immediate international intervention to defend them before it is too late. | May 15, 2021…

South America's 'Business Friendly' Bloodbath
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-14
International Business and Banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Street ºs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. | Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks governments of the left in Latin America on human rights grounds, it is its pliant business friendly U.S. regional allies; Brazil ºs Bolsonaro, Chile ºs Piñera, and Colombia ºs Duque, who face being sent before the Hague. | All three countries face cruc…

Rights experts call for probe into violent crackdown on Colombia protests
news.un.org | 2021-05-14
Independent human rights experts appointed by the UN and the Organization of American States (OAS) have called for the Colombian Government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the violent crackdown on recent peaceful protests in the country.

Roaming Charges: How Bio-Warfare Came to Colombia
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-14
There's a theory that Israel controls US politics, that the most powerful war-making state the world has ever known is a mere puppet of Israel, institutionally incapable of asserting its own agenda in the Middle East. This is a convenient myth for both parties, since it makes Israel seem more powerful than it is and it tends to exculpate the US from direct complicity in ergregious human rights abuses. But in fact the US finances Israel. It is dependent on us. Its crimes are ours. We paid for them.

Lawyer for Indigenous fights Big Oil
Workers World staff | workers.org | 2021-05-14
Activists and allies turned out May 10 for a rally at Federal Court in New York City to support Steven Donziger, a lawyer and champion for environmental justice and human rights. Donziger led the team that won a historic $9.5 billion lawsuit against Chevron for pollution crimes in Ecuador. May . . . | Continue reading Lawyer for Indigenous fights Big Oil at Workers.org…

Colombia: Anti-Government Protests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-14
Colombia's security forces apparently entered panic mode and the government of President Ivan Duque all but collapsed after the US Congress reiterated threats to cut military funds. | The panic was most evident on the National Army's twitter page, which suddenly began publishing in Spanglish about mysterious "spirit of body and military training." | The prosecution and the police additionally announced investigations into reports on widespread human rights violations against anti-government protesters. | This violence that surged after protests began on April 28 suddenly stopped on Wednesday when police apparentl…

'Stand up against hate' towards LGBTI people, UN human rights chief urges
news.un.org | 2021-05-14
Humiliation and intolerance remain "a stark reality" for many gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, the UN human rights chief has said, in her message for the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Israel And The Crime Of Apartheid, What's New?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-14
On April 27, Human Rights Watch released the report "A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution." In over 200 pages of rigorous research, the authors establish why, under the 1973 Convention against Apartheid and 1998 Rome Statute, the race-based order through which Israel governs the Jewish and Palestinian population between the Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River amounts to the crimes of apartheid and persecution. The report follows an identical conclusion by the Israeli human rights group B'tselem that Israel's regime of Jewish supremacy amounts to apartheid. That the f…

Jorge Rodríguez: If You Want Dialogue Begin Admitting to the Horrendous Crimes Committed — No Amnesia
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-14
This Thursday, May 13, the President of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, stressed that the Venezuelan opposition cannot now appear on the national stage and call for dialogue without acknowledging their actions that affected the Venezuelan people. | During a regular session in which a draft agreement was approved in support of the implementation of the Constitutional Anti-Blockade Law for National Development and the Guarantee of Human Rights, Rodríguez assured that "the capacity of the people to resist the attacks has been incredible," especially those in recent years. He questioned whether s…

Legalizing Repatriations to Gloss Over Human Rights Violations
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-05-14
Europe may remain pristine, or so it thinks, but its colonial legacy remains an open wound, Ramona Wadi writes. | Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union enhanced its exclusionary politics with regard to asylum seekers. A drop in people applying for asylum was linked to the cessation of travel, as countries closed their borders and asylum seeker applications dropped by 87 percent in March and April 2020. In the few instances where asylum seekers managed to get closer t…

Solidarity with Colombia in the Netherlands
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-14
Several thousands marched and protested against the repressive Colombian regime — the Dutch Press agency ANP however counted only a few dozen. | On Friday, May 7, protest demonstrations were announced in The Hague and Amsterdam in solidarity with Colombians who are striking and fighting against the many human rights violations and Neo-liberal exploitation and poverty in their country. | This was prompted by a number of measures that would make life even worse and harder for many Colombians, such as huge VAT increases, petrol price hikes, dismantling of social services, freezing civil servants' salaries, …

Rep. Maloney's Primary Challenger, Abdelhamid, Joins Dems Denouncing US Complicity in Israeli Violence
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-14
"Unlike Rep. Maloney, I don't believe that Israel—or any country—should receive a blank check funded by American taxpayers to use in a way that violates our values and basic human rights," says primary challenger Rana Abdelhamid. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Scotland: Hundreds Of People Block Detention Of Immigrant Neighbors
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-14
Glasgow, Scotland – One of two men detained by immigration officers in Scotland and subsequently released after protesters blocked them from leaving has said he's grateful "fate" bought him to live among the demonstrators in Glasgow. | On Monday evening, protesters sat on the road in front of the Home Office van parked on Kenmure Street in Glasgow. Police officers surrounded the vehicle. | Hundreds of protesters were at the scene, chanting refrains like "Leave our neighbours, let them go" and "Cops go home". | "I'm so happy that my fate brought me to live here in Glasgow, where the people are so connected that th…

Caravans protest immigrant detention
Jim McMahan | workers.org | 2021-05-14
Tacoma, Wash. Im/migrant-led caravans from the Pacific Northwest region came to protest the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Wash., May 8. The Mothers Day action, held the day before, brought families from Portland and Salem, Ore., Seattle and other cities. Their cars were decked with "Free Them All" flags . . . | Continue reading Caravans protest immigrant detention at Workers.org…

'Nothing Is More Beautiful Than Solidarity': Hundreds Mobilize to Stop Arrest of Immigrant Neighbors in Glasgow
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-14
"Nothing is more beautiful than solidarity," said MP Zarah Sultana after Glasgow residents stopped the detention of two men by Immigration Enforcement agents. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Richard Wright's new novel 'The Man Who Lived Underground' surfaces
Patrick Chura | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-14
Each Richard Wright novel in one way or another bears the imprint of his formative affiliation with the communist movement. His newly published The Man Who Lived Underground, a work that subverts capitalism by exposing its cruel distortions of humanity, is no exception. Wright completed The Man Who Lived Underground in December 1941. The first …

If I fall in the struggle, take my place
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2021-05-14
Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. | May 14, 2021…

'Palestinian Lives Matter,' Declares Bernie Sanders in NYT Op-ed
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-14
"Why is the question almost never asked: 'What are the rights of the Palestinian people?'" asked Sen. Bernie Sanders. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

If I Fall In The Struggle, Take My Place
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-14
Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. It is impossible to keep track of the events, which move swiftly from public manifestations to courtroom scenes, from the dissipation of tear gas to the invisible frustration of the prison cell. Yet, underlying these events and amidst the range of feelings that shape them lies a sense of refusal, the Great Refusal, the refusal to…

How the modern NRA was born at the border
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-14
Watch our release of documentary short The Rifleman, which examines how NRA head Harlon Carter fused gun rights, immigration enforcement, and white supremacy. Then read an interview with filmmaker Sierra Pettengill and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. | May 14, 2021…

Looming Texas Law Would Allow Anti-Choice 'Vigilantes' to Sue Anyone Who 'Aids or Abets' an Abortion
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-14
"This bill essentially opens the floodgates to allow anyone who is hostile to abortion to sue doctors and clinics, consuming their resources and forcing them to shut down," warns Nancy Northup of the Center for Reproductive Rights. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Republican War on Facts and Voting Rights
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | commondreams.org | 2021-05-14
"Massive public pressure will be needed to get the For the People Act through the Senate." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Republicans Oppose Kristen Clarke for Top Civil Rights Job at DOJ in Latest Attack on Voting Rights
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-14
Republican senators in Washington are attempting to block Kristen Clarke, a prominent voting rights advocate, from a top Justice Department position. The Senate Judiciary Committee has deadlocked on an 11-11 vote on whether to move Clarke's nomination for assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division to the Senate floor for a full vote. If she wins the vote, Clarke, who has served as the head of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is a longtime champion of voting rights, a defender against hate and violent extremism, would be the first Black woman to hold the posit…

Republicans Oppose Kristen Clarke for DOJ Job in Latest Attack on Voting Rights
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-14
Republican senators in Washington are attempting to block Kristen Clarke, a prominent voting rights advocate, from a top Justice Department position. The Senate Judiciary Committee has deadlocked on an 11-11 vote on whether to move Clarke's nomination for assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division to the Senate floor for a full vote. If she wins the vote, Clarke, who has served as the head of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is a longtime…

Fresh U.S. Sanctions Against Hezbollah Make Lebanon Weakened and Divided Against Israel
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-14
The U.S. Treasury …

Republicans Want Biden to End Iran Talks Over Gaza Violence
Dave DeCamp | news.antiwar.com | 2021-05-14
Republican Iran hawks are jumping on the ongoing violence in Gaza and using it to argue for President Biden to end the ongoing negotiations with Iran in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal. | On Thursday, 44 Republican senators sent a letter to President Biden calling on him to end the talks and not give Iran sanctions relief, an effort led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). | "We call on you to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions relief will not be provided,"

Israel's Violence Shows Why Now Is The Time For BDS
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-14
On the day that Israel was carrying out its remorseless pummelling of the Gaza Strip, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was using his Queen's Speech to announce a series of laws for the next year. | Included in Johnson's list were measures to disrupt the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the state of Israel by banning public bodies from launching their own boycott campaigns. | The planned reform would seek to 'ensure a coherent approach to foreign relations' by stopping public bodies from 'imposing their own approach or views via boycott, divestment or sanctions campaigns.' | In…

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