2019-07-16: News Headlines

United Nations (2019-07-15). 'We won't get to zero cases of Ebola without a big scale-up in funding,' UN relief chief warns. un.org Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indication that combating the disease outbreak will require far greater international support, UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said on Monday.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-07-15). Amazon Prime Day Strike: Workers say no to overwork and discrimination. peoplesworld.org SHAKOPEE, Minn.—Amazon Prime Day is becoming Amazon Strike Day. Amazon is forcing its workers at its monster warehouse in Shakopee, Minn., to walk out again. The 1,500 workers, one-third of them migrants and refugees from Somalia and other nations of East Africa are walking off the job for six hours today, July 15. That's the …

Aboulfotouh Kandil (2019-07-15). U.S. citizen and her child arrested in Egypt over Facebook posts. peoplesworld.org On Sunday, July 7, Egyptian authorities arrested a U.S. citizen, Reem Mohammed El-Desoky, and her 12-year-old son when they arrived at the airport in Cairo. The mother and her son live in Lancaster, Penn. After being held for 12 hours, El-Desoky was sent to jail and her child was delivered to the family who had …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-07-15). 'Lights for Liberty' protests deliver message: Close the migrant concentration camps. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—From South Carolina to South Africa, at least according to speakers at the mass vigil in D.C., "Lights for Liberty" arose worldwide this weekend against what many protesters termed Donald Trump's "concentration camps" for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. Vigils and protests occurred in 817 U.S. cities and others around the globe. Organizers urged …

United Nations (2019-07-15). Monday's Daily Brief: numbers of hungry people rising, millions of children need vaccines, Mali children need more protection. un.org In today's Daily Brief: achieving zero hunger an "immense challenge", with numbers of hungry rising; 20 million children are missing out on potentially life-saving vaccines, the killing of health workers in DR Congo shows the need for a stronger Ebola response; a UN expert calls for an end to violations against children in Mali; and better training is needed to cut global youth unemployment.

Staff (2019-07-15). Founder of African American Museum Found Dead in Car Trunk. truthdig.com BATON ROUGE, La. — A 75-year-old Louisiana woman who founded an African American history museum was discovered dead in the trunk of a car, and police said Saturday that investigators were working diligently to find those responsible. | Baton Rouge police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said investigators were still waiting for a coroner to determine a cause of death for Sadie Roberts-Joseph after her body was found Friday afternoon. | The Advocate reported Roberts-Joseph was the founder and curator of the Baton Rouge African American Museum, which she started in 2001. The museum sits on the campus of New St. Luke Bapt…

teleSUR (2019-07-15). US: Prominent Civil Rights Activist Killed in Louisiana. telesurenglish.net United States police in the state of Louisiana are investigating the murder of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a prominent civil rights activist and founder of an African-American history museum, whose body was found in the trunk of her car in Baton Rouge, officials reported Sunday. | RELATED: | Trump Says 'The Squad' Hates the US, Asks Them to Leave Again | Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was killed by "traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation" before her body was found in the trunk of her car…

unitedEditor (2019-07-15). S-400, Sudan, Hong Kong protests, Somali attack. uwidata.com S-400 On July 14, the seventh aircraft carrying Russian S-400 air defense system components arrived in Turkey at the Myrted airbase. Turkey has now become the first NATO country to purchase the S-400. The purchase caused months of disagreements with the United States, who argued that the F-35 fighter jets Turkey had purchased were incompatible …

The Canary (2019-07-13). Briton reported dead after Somalia attack. thecanary.co A Briton is reported to be among those killed in an all-night siege on a hotel in Somalia.At least four al-Shabab assailants attacked the Asasey Hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo leaving more than 25 people dead, including one Briton, according to the Associated Press.The news agency reported that Ahmed Madobe, president of Jubbaland regional state, said those killed also include three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans and one Canadian.A view of Asasey Hotel after the attack in Kismayo, Somalia (AP)The attack began with a suicide car bomb at the entrance gate and was followed by an assault by gunm…

United Nations (2019-07-13). UN chief condemns terror attack in Kismayo, Somalia. un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack that took place on July 12 in southern Somalia.

United Nations (2019-07-13). With half of Somaliland children not in school, UNICEF and partners launch education access programme. un.org Access to education in Somaliland is extremely limited, with more than 50 per cent of children in Somaliland out of school. In an effort to address the problem, the UN children's fund, UNICEF, has partnered with the government, and the global fund Education Cannot Wait, to launch a programme designed to help children affected by ongoing crises in the country.

United Nations (2019-07-12). In aftermath of Libya airstrike deaths, UN officials call for refugees and migrants to be freed from detention. un.org "As a priority, we ask that 5,600 refugees and migrants currently held in centres across Libya be freed in an orderly manner and their protection guaranteed" the UN refugee and migrants chiefs said in a joint statement, released on Friday.

SHREKKKLITR (2019-07-12). SPLC: Holiday recognizing early Ku Klux Klan leader an insult to Tennessee residents. splcenter.org Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in his state, honoring a Confederate general who became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist organization that targets African Americans.

Jonathan Cook (2019-07-12). How Evangelical Christians Risk Setting the Middle East on Fire. dissidentvoice.org The recent arrival of Africa's most popular televangelist preacher, TB Joshua, to address thousands of foreign pilgrims in Nazareth produced a mix of consternation and anger in the city of Jesus's childhood. There was widespread opposition from Nazareth's political movements, as well as from community groups and church leaders, who called for a boycott of …

United Nations (2019-07-12). Pledging ongoing UN support during visit to cyclone-hit areas, Guterres praises resilience of Mozambicans. un.org Determined children learning in classes without roofs, resilient women farming without tools or much land, and grateful people who survived a cyclone that destroyed their livelihoods; on his final day in Mozambique, UN chief António Guterres witnessed first-hand the inner strength and resilience of the storm-ravaged country's people.

United Nations (2019-07-12). Friday's Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires. un.org In today's Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the "war on drugs" in the Philippines; and UN weather agency tracks fires…in the Arctic.

United Nations (2019-07-12). UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines 'war on drugs'. un.org The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community.

United Nations (2019-07-11). Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in Ebola-hit DR Congo province. un.org Health workers have started a massive measles vaccination campaign in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that's in the grip of the second deadliest Ebola virus outbreak on record.

United Nations (2019-07-11). Thursday's Daily Brief: Poverty report reveals 'vast inequalities', measles compounds DRC Ebola woes, Guterres visits Mozambique, Bangladesh update, freedom of expression online. un.org This Thursday, we cover: New poverty report cites 'vast inequalities'; measles campaign in Ebola-hit DR Congo; World Population Day; UN chief visits cyclone-ravaged Mozambique; monsoon rains cause 'misery' for refugees; and why the internet's 'essential' for free expression.

unitedEditor (2019-07-11). Battle for Libya: Major Players and Changing Coalitions. uwidata.com Relations between Libya, under the control of Khalifa Haftar (Tobruk's government), and Turkey are at a critical point in the aftermath of an airstrike Haftar`s forces carried out against a refugee camp in Tripoli. Haftar has refused responsibility, calling the incident a false-flag conducted by his rival al-Sarraj. Harsh statements from both sides quickly followed, …

United Nations (2019-07-11). In Mozambique, it's 'a matter of the heart' says Guterres, lauding the cyclone-struck nation's 'undeniable moral authority'. un.org Arriving in Mozambique to express solidarity and see for himself the damage wrought by two back-to-back cyclones earlier this year, UN chief António Guterres on Thursday said "undeniable moral authority" lay with its people, who had borne the brunt of a disaster linked inexorably to climate change, and a warming world.

United Nations (2019-07-10). Wednesday's Daily Brief: Guterres in Kenya, Prisoners sick in Iran, #GlobalGoals, Myanmar, Ukraine updates, and new space partnership. un.org This Wednesday's UN top stories are: latest global terror warnings; political prisoners denied health access in Iran; high-level discussions on Sustainable Development Goals; continued abuse of Rohingya in Myanmar; Odessa killings in Ukraine; and partnering with NASA.

unitedEditor (2019-07-08). Georgian protests, military parade, Libya and Turkey. uwidata.com Georgian protests New protests took place this week in Georgia. On July 4, the Georgian Interior Ministry announced the detention of four people accused of assaulting police officers during rallies in central Tbilisi on June 20-21. On Thursday, the Prosecutor General's Office announced that it was investigating a meeting about organizing mass riots and an …

Staff (2019-07-08). Charges Dropped Against Pregnant Shooting Victim Amid Outcry over the Criminalization of Pregnancy. democracynow.org Following immense public pressure, prosecutors in Alabama have dropped manslaughter changers against Marshae Jones, a 28-year-old African-American woman whose pregnancy ended after she was shot in the stomach by a coworker. Local police accused Jones of starting the fight that led to the shooting in the parking lot of a Dollar General store outside of Birmingham. A grand jury then indicted Jones on manslaughter but dismissed any charges against the shooter. The case drew national outcry from women's rights advocates concerned about the criminalization of pregnant women and the legal implications of so-called feta…

Staff (2019-07-08). Headlines for July 8, 2019. democracynow.org Trump & DOJ Reverse Stance, Will Keep Pushing for Citizenship Question in 2020 Census, Trump Admin Threatens It's Ready to Start Deporting Up to 1 Million People, ICE and FBI Have Used Facial Recognition Technology to Mine DMV Databases, Trump: Migrants "Very Happy" with Situation in U.S. Migrant Jails, Iran Breaches Nuclear Deal Limits, Condemns U.K.'s Seizure of Oil Tanker, Sudanese Military Leaders and Opposition Agree to 3-Year Power-Sharing Deal, Greek Snap Elections Hand Victory to Conservative Party, U.S. Women's Team Wins Soccer World Cup, Shining a Spotlight on Gender Pay Disparity, State of Emergency De…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-07-03). Africa and Palestine: A Noble Legacy That Must Never Be Betrayed. mintpressnews.com Netanyahu's diplomatic conquests in Africa have been celebrated by Israeli media as "historic", while the Palestinian leadership remains oblivious to the rapidly changing political landscape.

Kiki Monifa (2019-07-03). Waiting to Be An American. progressive.org In terms of how I feel, as a lesbian of African descent, I am not an American, not completely.

ACLU (2019-07-03). I Spent 16 Months in Solitary Confinement and Now I'm Fighting to End It. aclu.org A new report proves that the degrading conditions in solitary confinement continue to harm people and communities. | I was just 17 years old when I was sent to solitary confinement in "Camp J," one of the most severe lockdown units at one of America's most brutal prisons, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. I languished in solitary for 16 months. | Back then I didn't know that Louisiana was the solitary confinement capital of the world. All I knew was that I'd been convicted of a crime I didn't commit, and I had to maintain my humanity in one of the most dehumanizing places on earth. | It's called "23 and…

Rachel Janik (2019-06-28). Florida Man Arrested for Racist Threats Once Attacked an African American Police Officer. splcenter.org A long string of felony charges and a tip-off from the Department of Homeland Security led to the arrest of a Florida man for racist and antisemitic threats posted to Gab and Bitchute.

CounterSpin (2019-06-14). Sandy Cioffi on Nigerian Oil, Riki Ott Looking Back at Exxon Valdez Spill. fair.org Media…

2019-07-16: Social Media Postees

Monday's Daily Brief: numbers of hungry people rising, millions of children need vaccines, Mali children need more protection
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-15
In today's Daily Brief: achieving zero hunger an "immense challenge", with numbers of hungry rising; 20 million children are missing out on potentially life-saving vaccines, the killing of health workers in DR Congo shows the need for a stronger Ebola response; a UN expert calls for an end to violations against children in Mali; and better training is needed to cut global youth unemployment.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042471

'We won't get to zero cases of Ebola without a big scale-up in funding,' UN relief chief warns
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-15
Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indication that combating the disease outbreak will require far greater international support, UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042481

'Lights for Liberty' protests deliver message: Close the migrant concentration camps
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-15
WASHINGTON–From South Carolina to South Africa, at least according to speakers at the mass vigil in D.C., "Lights for Liberty" arose worldwide this weekend against what many protesters termed Donald Trump's "concentration camps" for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. Vigils and protests occurred in 817 U.S. cities and others around the globe. Organizers urged …
peoplesworld.org/article/lights-for-liberty-protests-deliver-message-close-the-migrant-concentration-camps/

Amazon Prime Day Strike: Workers say no to overwork and discrimination
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-15
SHAKOPEE, Minn.–Amazon Prime Day is becoming Amazon Strike Day. Amazon is forcing its workers at its monster warehouse in Shakopee, Minn., to walk out again. The 1,500 workers, one-third of them migrants and refugees from Somalia and other nations of East Africa are walking off the job for six hours today, July 15. That's the …
peoplesworld.org/article/amazon-prime-day-strike-workers-say-no-to-overwork-and-discrimination/

U.S. citizen and her child arrested in Egypt over Facebook posts
Aboulfotouh Kandil | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-15
On Sunday, July 7, Egyptian authorities arrested a U.S. citizen, Reem Mohammed El-Desoky, and her 12-year-old son when they arrived at the airport in Cairo. The mother and her son live in Lancaster, Penn. After being held for 12 hours, El-Desoky was sent to jail and her child was delivered to the family who had …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-citizen-and-her-child-arrested-in-egypt-over-facebook-posts/

Founder of African American Museum Found Dead in Car Trunk
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-15
BATON ROUGE, La. — A 75-year-old Louisiana woman who founded an African American history museum was discovered dead in the trunk of a car, and police said Saturday that investigators were working diligently to find those responsible. | Baton Rouge police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said investigators were still waiting for a coroner to determine a cause of death for Sadie Roberts-Joseph after her body was found Friday afternoon. | The Advocate reported Roberts-Joseph was the founder and curator of the Baton Rouge African American Museum, which she started in 2001. The museum sits on the campus of New St. Luke Bapt…
truthdig.com/articles/founder-of-african-american-museum-found-dead-in-car-trunk/

US: Prominent Civil Rights Activist Killed in Louisiana
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
United States police in the state of Louisiana are investigating the murder of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a prominent civil rights activist and founder of an African-American history museum, whose body was found in the trunk of her car in Baton Rouge, officials reported Sunday. | RELATED: | Trump Says 'The Squad' Hates the US, Asks Them to Leave Again | Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was killed by "traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation" before her body was found in the trunk of her car…
telesurenglish.net/news/African-American-Sadie-Roberts-Killed-Louisiana-20190715-0023.html

S-400, Sudan, Hong Kong protests, Somali attack
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-15
S-400 On July 14, the seventh aircraft carrying Russian S-400 air defense system components arrived in Turkey at the Myrted airbase. Turkey has now become the first NATO country to purchase the S-400. The purchase caused months of disagreements with the United States, who argued that the F-35 fighter jets Turkey had purchased were incompatible …
uwidata.com/4303-s-400-sudan-hong-kong-protests-somali-attack/

Briton reported dead after Somalia attack
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-13
A Briton is reported to be among those killed in an all-night siege on a hotel in Somalia.At least four al-Shabab assailants attacked the Asasey Hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo leaving more than 25 people dead, including one Briton, according to the Associated Press.The news agency reported that Ahmed Madobe, president of Jubbaland regional state, said those killed also include three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans and one Canadian.A view of Asasey Hotel after the attack in Kismayo, Somalia (AP)The attack began with a suicide car bomb at the entrance gate and was followed by an assault by gunm…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/07/13/briton-reported-dead-after-somalia-attack/

UN chief condemns terror attack in Kismayo, Somalia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-13
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack that took place on July 12 in southern Somalia.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042391

With half of Somaliland children not in school, UNICEF and partners launch education access programme
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-13
Access to education in Somaliland is extremely limited, with more than 50 per cent of children in Somaliland out of school. In an effort to address the problem, the UN children's fund, UNICEF, has partnered with the government, and the global fund Education Cannot Wait, to launch a programme designed to help children affected by ongoing crises in the country.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042401

In aftermath of Libya airstrike deaths, UN officials call for refugees and migrants to be freed from detention
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-12
"As a priority, we ask that 5,600 refugees and migrants currently held in centres across Libya be freed in an orderly manner and their protection guaranteed" the UN refugee and migrants chiefs said in a joint statement, released on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042321

SPLC: Holiday recognizing early Ku Klux Klan leader an insult to Tennessee residents
SHREKKKLITR | splcenter.org | 2019-07-12
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in his state, honoring a Confederate general who became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist organization that targets African Americans.
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/12/splc-holiday-recognizing-early-ku-klux-klan-leader-insult-tennessee-residents

How Evangelical Christians Risk Setting the Middle East on Fire
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-12
The recent arrival of Africa's most popular televangelist preacher, TB Joshua, to address thousands of foreign pilgrims in Nazareth produced a mix of consternation and anger in the city of Jesus's childhood. There was widespread opposition from Nazareth's political movements, as well as from community groups and church leaders, who called for a boycott of …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/how-evangelical-christians-risk-setting-the-middle-east-on-fire/

Pledging ongoing UN support during visit to cyclone-hit areas, Guterres praises resilience of Mozambicans
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-12
Determined children learning in classes without roofs, resilient women farming without tools or much land, and grateful people who survived a cyclone that destroyed their livelihoods; on his final day in Mozambique, UN chief António Guterres witnessed first-hand the inner strength and resilience of the storm-ravaged country's people.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042361

Friday's Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-12
In today's Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the "war on drugs" in the Philippines; and UN weather agency tracks fires…in the Arctic.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042371

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines 'war on drugs'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-12
The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042381

Thursday's Daily Brief: Poverty report reveals 'vast inequalities', measles compounds DRC Ebola woes, Guterres visits Mozambique, Bangladesh update, freedom of expression online
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-11
This Thursday, we cover: New poverty report cites 'vast inequalities'; measles campaign in Ebola-hit DR Congo; World Population Day; UN chief visits cyclone-ravaged Mozambique; monsoon rains cause 'misery' for refugees; and why the internet's 'essential' for free expression.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042291

Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in Ebola-hit DR Congo province
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-11
Health workers have started a massive measles vaccination campaign in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that's in the grip of the second deadliest Ebola virus outbreak on record.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042221

Battle for Libya: Major Players and Changing Coalitions
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-11
Relations between Libya, under the control of Khalifa Haftar (Tobruk's government), and Turkey are at a critical point in the aftermath of an airstrike Haftar`s forces carried out against a refugee camp in Tripoli. Haftar has refused responsibility, calling the incident a false-flag conducted by his rival al-Sarraj. Harsh statements from both sides quickly followed, …
uwidata.com/4179-battle-for-libya-major-players-and-changing-coalitions/

In Mozambique, it's 'a matter of the heart' says Guterres, lauding the cyclone-struck nation's 'undeniable moral authority'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-11
Arriving in Mozambique to express solidarity and see for himself the damage wrought by two back-to-back cyclones earlier this year, UN chief António Guterres on Thursday said "undeniable moral authority" lay with its people, who had borne the brunt of a disaster linked inexorably to climate change, and a warming world.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042281

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Guterres in Kenya, Prisoners sick in Iran, #GlobalGoals, Myanmar, Ukraine updates, and new space partnership
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-10
This Wednesday's UN top stories are: latest global terror warnings; political prisoners denied health access in Iran; high-level discussions on Sustainable Development Goals; continued abuse of Rohingya in Myanmar; Odessa killings in Ukraine; and partnering with NASA.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1042201

Georgian protests, military parade, Libya and Turkey
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-08
Georgian protests New protests took place this week in Georgia. On July 4, the Georgian Interior Ministry announced the detention of four people accused of assaulting police officers during rallies in central Tbilisi on June 20-21. On Thursday, the Prosecutor General's Office announced that it was investigating a meeting about organizing mass riots and an …
uwidata.com/4172-georgian-protests-military-parade-libya-and-turkey/

Charges Dropped Against Pregnant Shooting Victim Amid Outcry over the Criminalization of Pregnancy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-08
Following immense public pressure, prosecutors in Alabama have dropped manslaughter changers against Marshae Jones, a 28-year-old African-American woman whose pregnancy ended after she was shot in the stomach by a coworker. Local police accused Jones of starting the fight that led to the shooting in the parking lot of a Dollar General store outside of Birmingham. A grand jury then indicted Jones on manslaughter but dismissed any charges against the shooter. The case drew national outcry from women's rights advocates concerned about the criminalization of pregnant women and the legal implications of so-called feta…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/8/seg_3

Africa and Palestine: A Noble Legacy That Must Never Be Betrayed
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-03
Netanyahu's diplomatic conquests in Africa have been celebrated by Israeli media as "historic", while the Palestinian leadership remains oblivious to the rapidly changing political landscape.
mintpressnews.com/africa-palestine-solidarity-legacy-betrayed/260187/

Waiting to Be An American
Kiki Monifa | progressive.org | 2019-07-03
In terms of how I feel, as a lesbian of African descent, I am not an American, not completely.
progressive.org/op-eds/waiting-to-be-american-monifa-190703/

I Spent 16 Months in Solitary Confinement and Now I'm Fighting to End It
aclu.org | 2019-07-03
A new report proves that the degrading conditions in solitary confinement continue to harm people and communities. | I was just 17 years old when I was sent to solitary confinement in "Camp J," one of the most severe lockdown units at one of America's most brutal prisons, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. I languished in solitary for 16 months. | Back then I didn't know that Louisiana was the solitary confinement capital of the world. All I knew was that I'd been convicted of a crime I didn't commit, and I had to maintain my humanity in one of the most dehumanizing places on earth. | It's called "23 and…
aclu.org/blog/prisoners-rights/solitary-confinement/i-spent-16-months-solitary-confinement-and-now-im

Florida Man Arrested for Racist Threats Once Attacked an African American Police Officer
Rachel Janik | splcenter.org | 2019-06-28
A long string of felony charges and a tip-off from the Department of Homeland Security led to the arrest of a Florida man for racist and antisemitic threats posted to Gab and Bitchute.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/06/28/florida-man-arrested-racist-threats-once-attacked-african-american-police-officer