2019-10-01: Social Media Postees

Trump Attacked the Women of Color Who Led the Push for Impeachment. Then CNN Erased Them
Natasha Lennard | theintercept.com | 2019-10-01
From left, Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, conduct a news conference in Washington, D.C. responding to negative comments by President Trump that were directed the freshmen House Democrats on July 15, 2019. | Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP | There is a growing double narrative about who deserves credit for the effort to impeach President Donald Trump. One side of the narrative, coming primarily from the media, lauds late-coming figures to impeachment as saviors, and the other, coming from Trump, tears down impeachment's early adopters as malicious traito…

Egypt Protests Continue Despite Government Repression
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-01
Angela Joya discusses the return of demonstrations in Egypt against President Al-Sisi. After thousands were arrested and police brutality was unleashed at the protesters, the demonstrations only grow larger.

Beyond Impeachment: Remove This Regime from Below
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
The impeachment of Donald J. Trump is coming. What to make of it? It's hard not to enjoy watching the Malignant One (Trump) squirm and lash out like a wounded animal. There is no public humiliation too great for this sorry excuse for a human being, this racist, sexist, eco-cidal and fascist bastard who endangers the world with his presence in its most powerful office. Trump's noxiously racist, sexist, Nativist, plutocratic, corrupt, and environmentally disastrous regime has done great damage to basic democratic and human norms, civilizational decency, social justice, and prospects for a decent future. All of that…

Media Event ~ 9th Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-10-01
California State Capitol Park | Camillia Grove ~ near 12th and L St | Downtown Sacramento…

U.S. Military Shows Appalling Disregard For Civilians Killed in Somalia Air Strike
commondreams.org | 2019-10-01

How giant tea companies exploit Kenyan plantation workers
wsws.org | 2019-10-01
Backbreaking work, meagre wages and brutal conditions assure super profits to global conglomerates.

A visit to the workers' quarters at a Unilever tea plantation in Kenya
wsws.org | 2019-10-01

Nigerian Police Free 19 Women, Girls From Lagos 'Baby Factory'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-30
Police in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies. | The girls and women, aged from 15 to 28, had been brought from all over Nigeria with promises of work, Lagos police said on Monday. Four babies were also found. | RELATED: | Hundreds of Nigerians Leave South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks | "Baby factories", as such premises are widely known, are most common in par…

Trump's Attack on LA Homelessness Ignores the Causes
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-30
Jacqueline Luqman talks with LA Times reporter Gale Holland about how acknowledging the issues that contribute to a high percentage of African American homelessness in LA County might inform the solutions for everyone.

Kamel Daoud and the Paradoxes of Liberation
Robyn Creswell | thenation.com | 2019-09-30
Kamel Daoud and the Paradoxes of Liberation…

Stage set for successful 2020 Burundi elections, Foreign Minister tells General Assembly
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-30
With organizational and financial preparations for Burundi's 2020 elections well underway, Ezechiel Nibigira, Minister of Foreign Affairs, told the UN General Assembly on Monday the Government is wary of, and will not tolerate, any outside interference in the polls.

Monday's Daily Brief: Hopes rise for peace in Syria and Yemen, UNGA speeches end, Guterres saddened by India flood deaths
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-30
'Sign of hope' for long-suffering Syrians as new committee forms; Yemen prisoner release signals hope for Yemen; Assembly President closes formal Debate; Refugees evacuated from Libya to Rwanda; Multilingualism observed on World Day.

Headlines for September 30, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…

Scores of distressed refugees rescued after Mediterranean ordeal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-29
Libya's coast guard has rescued about 70 Europe-bound refugees after days in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the UN refugee agency. | UNHCR said the people have disembarked back in Libya. | The previous day, it said a boat carrying at least 50 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean. | Update on boat in distress: Some 70 persons have disembarked back in Libya by the coast guards, after days in distress at sea. UNHCR partner @IMC_Worldwide at the port to provide support. 2…

The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Defeats Tulsi Gabbard
Christian Sorensen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-29
The military-industrial-congressional complex (MIC) is the noxious alliance comprised of the Pentagon, the war industry, and Capitol Hill. U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard has spoken out against U.S. military interventions in such sovereign nations as Iraq, Syria, and Libya. While Gabbard's public discussion of the costs of war rankles some within the MIC, she does not …

'Lift U.S. sanctions off Zimbabwe'
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-09-29
The Brooklyn-based December 12th Movement and Friends of Zimbabwe organized a march from 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue to the United Nations on Sept. 21 and demanded an end to the deadly economic sanctions imposed by the United States on Zimbabwe in southern Africa. The organizers repeatedly chanted "Sanctions kill." . . . | Continue reading 'Lift U.S. sanctions off Zimbabwe' at Workers.org…

We Won't Back Any Candidate for Elections: Algerian Army Chief
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-29
Algeria's army stated Sunday that it won't back any political leader for the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for next December to choose a successor to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. | RELATED: | Algeria Jails Top Figures of Bouteflika Era | "We affirm that only the people will pick the next president through ballot boxes, and the army will not support anyone," a defense ministry statement quoted Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah. | "The gang and its acol…

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-29
The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy.

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal

Still recovering from devastating cyclones, Mozambique, in UN address, warns of global warming's 'nefarious consequences'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The Foreign Minister of Mozambique told the United Nations on Saturday that the world must work harder to reverse the "nefarious consequences of global warming".

At UN, Sudanese Prime Minister says 'great revolution has succeeded,' country will rebuild, restore values
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The "great revolution" of Sudan has succeeded and the Government and people and will now rebuild and restore the values ‚Äã‚Äãof human coexistence and social cohesion in the country as they try and turn the page on three decades of "abhorrent oppression, discrimination and warfare," Prime Minister Abdullah Adam Hamdok told the United Nations on Friday evening.

Guinea-Bissau spotlights threats of organized crime, Sahel terrorism in speech to UN Assembly
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
Organized criminal networks continue to pose a threat to Guinea-Bissau and undermine stability in the West African nation, Foreign Minister Suzi Barbosa said in her speech on Saturday to the UN General Assembly.

A New Satire of FBI Terrorism Stings Draws Its Characters From Real Cases
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-09-28
It's a sunny day in Miami Beach as pretty young men and women dance by a pool. A disc jockey stands in a poolside booth, playing music. | Nearby, an FBI informant named Nura and another man, Malik, train their eyes on a drink cart being pushed through the crowd. Malik believes there's a bomb on the cart. All he has to do is dial the number on the phone Nura is holding. | "The bomb will only take out the men, right?" Malik asks, suddenly unsure if he wants to move forward in the attack. | "What?" Nura replies, baffled by the question. | "The men are the soldiers. The women are not the soldiers. Only the men." | "Y…

Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi, Trump's "Favorite Dictator"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Demonstrations continued in Egypt Friday, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested over the past week amid protests in Cairo and other cities. The demonstrations were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Anti-government protests are rare in Egypt as they've been effectively banned since Sisi came to power following the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi and launched a widespread crackdown on d…

Headlines for September 27, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Whistleblower Warned White House Tried to "Lock Down" Ukraine Call Details, Acting DNI Maguire Says Whistleblower "Acted in Good Faith", Trump Suggests Whistleblower Should Get Death Sentence for Treason, Global Youth-Led Strikes Demand Action on Climate Crisis, Study Finds Climate Crisis May Threaten 60% of World's Wheat Crop by 2100, States Challenge Trump's Rollback of Endangered Species Act, Senate Advances Confirmation of Ex-Monsanto Executive to Lead Wildlife Agency, EPA Chief Blames California's Homeless Population for Poor Water Quality, Protesters Defy Security Crackdown in Egypt, Demanding Ouster of Pre…

Egypt's Arab Spring Isn't Over
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-25
The recent wave of protests against Egypt's President El-Sisi were sparked by anger at corruption, but also because of the growing inequality in Egypt, says Prof. Angela Joya.

Headlines for September 25, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-25
Pelosi Launches Impeachment Inquiry Against President Trump, IPCC: World Must Cut Greenhouse Emissions or Face Catastrophic Sea Level Rise, Bolsonaro Faces Condemnation For Defending Deforestation of Amazon in U.N. Speech, Trump Denounces Iran, Venezuela & Calls for Countries to Embrace Nationalism at U.N., Pakistani PM Demands World to Address Crisis in Kashmir, U.K. Parliament Reconvenes After Court Declares Boris Johnson's Parliament Suspension Illegal, Egyptian Authorities Arrest At Least 900 Following Anti-Government Protests, Spain to Exhume Body of Former Dictator Francisco Franco from State Mausoleum, Nig…

International Human Rights Bodies Provide a Case for Reparations
aclu.org | 2019-09-24
International human rights programs provide models for reparations. | It is common for nations where mass atrocities have taken place to engage in the process of reparation and repair. This process happened in Germany after the Holocaust, South Africa after apartheid, and here in the United States, forty years after the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. As a result, international human rights bodies have sought to lend their expertise to the process, often by holding hearings an…

Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-24
Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities : AnalysisAs the University of Cape Town weighs refraining from relations with Israeli Universities enabling the gross violation of Palestinian human rights, renowned South African international law scholar Prof. John Dugard finds that UCT "would be acting in accordance with So…

In Landmark UN Complaint, 16 Children Accuse Nations of Failing to Protect Them from Climate Change
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-24
Youth climate activists from around the world also attended the U.N. Climate Action Summit Monday, where they spoke at UNICEF about a landmark new climate complaint they filed with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Hailing from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Marshall Islands and Tunisia, the young representatives spoke about why they feel compelled to act on the climate crisis. Among the youth climate activists were Alexandria Villaseñor of New York and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.