Daily Archives: 2019-09-12

2019-09-12: News Headlines

Kate Zeller (2019-09-12). Pope Francis: Mauritius Reject "Idolatrous Economic Model" indybay.org Reject your "idolatrous economic model," were the words Pope Francis addressed Mauritius' political leaders with on Monday.

William Minter (2019-09-12). Tax Dodging 101: the Aircastle Model. counterpunch.org Aircastle Ltd. is not a household name, but if you've flown on South African Airways, KLM, or any of more than 80 other airlines, you've probably traveled on an airplane the Connecticut-based company owns and manages. The company ¥s business model is based on buying, selling, and leasing aircraft worldwide. Its corporate structure minimizes the payment More

WSWS (2019-09-12). Australian incarceration rate rising despite drop in crime. wsws.org Indigenous Australians are now more likely to be imprisoned than African Americans.

Todd Smith (2019-09-12). Obscured by Mushroom Clouds. dissidentvoice.org Not all atrocities are created equal — except that all are equally atrocious. Auschwitz, Srebrenica, Rwanda, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Memorial Day weekend, 1921, and many other scenes of modern genocide besides, are easily seen as crimes against humanity of the worst magnitude. Yet, if you add Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the mass murderous mix in the …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-12). Rep. Wilson: African Americans' issues get little attention in presidential race. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—On the eve of the third Democratic presidential debate, the co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus's legislative conference said she's "never satisfied" by the hopefuls' discussions of issues important to African Americans. And Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., isn't the only one. The five-day conference opened Sept. 11 with moments of silence in memory of the …

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Thousands Demand Justice for Killed Protesters in Sudan. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Sudanese protested outside the presidential palace in Khartoum Thursday, calling for the appointment of senior judicial officials and justice for demonstrators killed since December. | RELATED: | Sudanese Tribes Sign Peace Deal After Clashes | It was the first major protest since the signature last month of a power-sharing deal between the military and…

Rachel Cunliffe (2019-09-11). Knowledge in the Blood: Stories About 9-11. counterpunch.org A Saudi Arabian exchange student starting 12thgrade in an American high school this fall is bullied because his name is Osama. "Something about 11thof September?" I learn. Jonathan Jansen called it "knowledge in the blood" when he wrote of the vindictiveness and hostility of Afrikaaner youth born after the end of apartheid as they entered More

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Hundreds of Nigerians Leave South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks. telesurenglish.net Nigeria started Wednesday the repatriation of more than 600 of its citizens from South Africa after waves of violent xenophobic attacks broke out in the country at the beginning of September. | RELATED: | South African President Vows to Quell Attacks on Foreigners | A private Nigerian air-company offered to transport people back to the Nigerian city of…

Tyler Durden (2019-09-11). Trump Slams "Mr. Tough Guy" Bolton for Making "Some Very Big Mistakes" theantimedia.com Trump slammed Bolton's "Libyan model" remark in regards to North Korea as "not a good statement to make."

United Nations (2019-09-11). Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Appalling' conditions in Syria camp, precarious SDG progress, South Sudan, Palestine refugees and mining in Mongolia. un.org A recap of Wednesday's top stories: 'Inhumane conditions' in Syria's Al Hol camp worsening; SDG progress risks going backward; food insecurity in South Sudan; Arab League petitioned to support Palestine refugees; and mining in Mongolia should boost development.

Monica Moorehead (2019-09-10). How should Robert Mugabe be remembered? workers.org Robert Mugabe mural, Harare, Zimbabwe. When Robert Mugabe, the first democratically elected president of Zimbabwe (formerly white supremacist-governed Rhodesia), died on Sept. 6 at the age of 95, every pro-imperialist, bourgeois media united in demonizing him as a "tyrant" and "dictator" in the most vile manner. Mugabe has even been . . . | Continue reading How should Robert Mugabe be remembered? at Workers.org

United Nations (2019-09-10). 'All efforts must be made' to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears. un.org Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau's new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, briefing members on the state of the nation, and the UN peacebuilding office there (UNIOGBIS).

United Nations (2019-09-10). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Afghanistan 'direct talks' needed, Nicaragua rights crisis, Bangladesh monsoon and Libya detainees latest, Dorian update. un.org A recap of Monday's top stories: All Afghans must participate in peace process; Nicaragua's rights crisis can be resolved says Bachelet; Rohingya refugees impacted by monsoon rains; Libya detainees to be evacuated to Rwanda; and multiple donors show solidarity with the Bahamas.

Tracy Keeling (2019-09-10). What a pro-trophy hunting open letter failed to mention about its 'conservationist' backers. thecanary.co An open letter recently appeared in the journal Science. As the Independent reported at the time, in it "133 conservationists and commun…

United Nations (2019-09-10). More funds needed to counter 'persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems' in Ethiopia. un.org Ethiopia is beset by "persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems", the United Nations relief chief said on Tuesday, calling for more international funding as well as support for the Government-led response to the country's displacement crisis.

Staff (2019-09-10). An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North. democracynow.org Hundreds of African migrants in Mexico are protesting the country's refusal to grant them transit visas to travel to the United States or Canada, where they want to apply for asylum. For months, thousands of African migrants have been forced by the Mexican government to stay in the southern state of Chiapas, on the Guatemalan border. Many of them have been sleeping in tent cities, cooking on the streets and bathing their children in buckets, without the promise of shelter, food or work permits. The long waits for African migrants began in June, when it was reported that Mexican immigration authorities were ignori…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-07). Robert Mugabe's Legacy: Revolution, Amity and Decline. dissidentvoice.org Robert Mugabe is the sort of figure that always caused discomfort. He was a permanent revolutionary, becoming, in time, the despotic ruler who frittered away revolutionary gain. He played multiple roles in international political consciousness. As Zimbabwe's strongman, he was demonised and lionised in equal measure for a good deal of his time in power. …

Staff (2019-09-06). Headlines for September 6, 2019. democracynow.org Hurricane Dorian Death Toll in Bahamas Rises to 30, Likely Far Higher, Trump Personally Altered Map to Promote False Hurricane Threat to Alabama, Brazilian Archbishops Denounce Amazon Fires, Brazil's President Taunts U.N. Human Rights Chief over Her Family's Torture by Pinochet, Taliban Suicide Blast Kills 12 in Afghan Capital, Including Two NATO Soldiers, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean Liberation Fighter Turned Dictator, Dies at 95, Mike Pence Stayed in Trump Golf Resort 180+ Miles from Talks with Irish Leaders, Brother of British PM Boris Johnson Quits Parliament over Brexit, Federal Judge Rules Federal Terrorism Wa…

Staff (2019-09-06). Robert Mugabe, Ousted Zimbabwean President & Liberation Leader, Dies at 95. democracynow.org Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, Robert Mugabe, has died at the age of 95. In 1963, he helped found the Zimbabwe African National Union in an effort to liberate the country from decades of white-minority rule. He was jailed from 1963 to 1974. Once freed, Mugabe became a leader of the liberation movement which successfully led to the formation of an independent Zimbabwe in 1979. He became Zimbabwe's first prime minister in 1980, but he would continue ruling the country for the next 37 years. While Mugabe has been hailed as one of the most significant anti-colonial leaders of the 20th century, he was wide…

Staff (2019-09-04). Nigerian Journalist & Activist Omoyele Sowore Remains Jailed for Calling for Peaceful Protests. democracynow.org Journalist and pro-democracy activist Omoyele Sowore is entering his second month in jail for calling for peaceful nationwide protests against the government. Sowore called his movement "Revolution Now" and mobilized activists to take to the streets August 5. But just two days before the protests were set to begin, Sowore was arrested by the state and accused of attempting to take over the government. He's been imprisoned for more than a month now as human rights groups continue to call for his immediate release. We speak with his wife Opeyemi Sowore and Nani Jansen Reventlow, one of the attorneys representing Om…

Joe Tache (2019-08-30). Study, fast, train, fight: The roots of Black August. liberationnews.org This article originally appeared on Liberation School Exactly 400 years ago, in August 1619, enslaved Africans touched foot in the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States for the first time. The centuries since have seen the development of a racial system more violent, extractive, and deeply entrenched than any other …

PACBI (2019-08-28). Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid: UpdateFilmmakers denounce "Close up," a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. | Cultural BoycottAugust 28, 2019 | B…

PACBI (2019-08-26). Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project. bdsmovement.net Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project: In the NewsLeonidas Kioussis
| Catherine COLOMB-NANCY
| (EuropeAid Co-Operation Office of the European Commission)
| Rosamaria Gili
| (European Commission Delegation in Morocco) Cultural BoycottFebruary 16, 2006 | By: | | Israeli filmmakers, producers, scholars and artists

2019-09-12: Social Media Postees

Pope Francis: Mauritius Reject "Idolatrous Economic Model"
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2019-09-12
Reject your "idolatrous economic model," were the words Pope Francis addressed Mauritius' political leaders with on Monday.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/10/18826143.php

Australian incarceration rate rising despite drop in crime
wsws.org | 2019-09-12
Indigenous Australians are now more likely to be imprisoned than African Americans.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/12/pris-s12.html

Tax Dodging 101: the Aircastle Model
William Minter | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-12
Aircastle Ltd. is not a household name, but if you've flown on South African Airways, KLM, or any of more than 80 other airlines, you've probably traveled on an airplane the Connecticut-based company owns and manages. The company ¥s business model is based on buying, selling, and leasing aircraft worldwide. Its corporate structure minimizes the payment…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/12/tax-dodging-101-the-aircastle-model/

Obscured by Mushroom Clouds
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Not all atrocities are created equal — except that all are equally atrocious. Auschwitz, Srebrenica, Rwanda, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Memorial Day weekend, 1921, and many other scenes of modern genocide besides, are easily seen as crimes against humanity of the worst magnitude. Yet, if you add Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the mass murderous mix in the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/obscured-by-mushroom-clouds/

Rep. Wilson: African Americans' issues get little attention in presidential race
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-12
WASHINGTON–On the eve of the third Democratic presidential debate, the co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus's legislative conference said she's "never satisfied" by the hopefuls' discussions of issues important to African Americans. And Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., isn't the only one. The five-day conference opened Sept. 11 with moments of silence in memory of the …
peoplesworld.org/article/top-black-lawmaker-issues-important-to-african-americans-get-little-attention-in-presidential-race/

Thousands Demand Justice for Killed Protesters in Sudan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Thousands of Sudanese protested outside the presidential palace in Khartoum Thursday, calling for the appointment of senior judicial officials and justice for demonstrators killed since December. | RELATED: | Sudanese Tribes Sign Peace Deal After Clashes | It was the first major protest since the signature last month of a power-sharing deal between the military and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Thousands-Demand-Justice-for-Killed-Protesters-in-Sudan—20190912-0014.html

Knowledge in the Blood: Stories About 9-11
Rachel Cunliffe | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-11
A Saudi Arabian exchange student starting 12thgrade in an American high school this fall is bullied because his name is Osama. "Something about 11thof September?" I learn. Jonathan Jansen called it "knowledge in the blood" when he wrote of the vindictiveness and hostility of Afrikaaner youth born after the end of apartheid as they entered…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/11/knowledge-in-the-blood-stories-about-9-11/

Hundreds of Nigerians Leave South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-11
Nigeria started Wednesday the repatriation of more than 600 of its citizens from South Africa after waves of violent xenophobic attacks broke out in the country at the beginning of September. | RELATED: | South African President Vows to Quell Attacks on Foreigners | A private Nigerian air-company offered to transport people back to the Nigerian city of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Hundreds-of-Nigerians-Leave-South-Africa-After-Xenophobic-Attacks—20190911-0032.html

Trump Slams "Mr. Tough Guy" Bolton for Making "Some Very Big Mistakes"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-11
Trump slammed Bolton's "Libyan model" remark in regards to North Korea as "not a good statement to make."

Trump Slams "Mr. Tough Guy" Bolton for Making "Some Very Big Mistakes"

Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Appalling' conditions in Syria camp, precarious SDG progress, South Sudan, Palestine refugees and mining in Mongolia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-11
A recap of Wednesday's top stories: 'Inhumane conditions' in Syria's Al Hol camp worsening; SDG progress risks going backward; food insecurity in South Sudan; Arab League petitioned to support Palestine refugees; and mining in Mongolia should boost development.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046152

'All efforts must be made' to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-10
Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau's new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, briefing members on the state of the nation, and the UN peacebuilding office there (UNIOGBIS).
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046092

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Afghanistan 'direct talks' needed, Nicaragua rights crisis, Bangladesh monsoon and Libya detainees latest, Dorian update
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-10
A recap of Monday's top stories: All Afghans must participate in peace process; Nicaragua's rights crisis can be resolved says Bachelet; Rohingya refugees impacted by monsoon rains; Libya detainees to be evacuated to Rwanda; and multiple donors show solidarity with the Bahamas.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046082

Climate crisis cries out for social change
Joshua Hanks | workers.org | 2019-09-10
The climate crisis has surged to the forefront of many discussions recently, from mainstream news networks to everyday conversations between individuals concerned about the alarming state of the climate and environment. Massive wildfires are raging in Africa and the Amazon. The latter were likely started by wealthy landowners, backed by . . . | Continue reading Climate crisis cries out for social change at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/09/10/climate-crisis-cries-out-for-social-change/

How should Robert Mugabe be remembered?
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-09-10
Robert Mugabe mural, Harare, Zimbabwe. When Robert Mugabe, the first democratically elected president of Zimbabwe (formerly white supremacist-governed Rhodesia), died on Sept. 6 at the age of 95, every pro-imperialist, bourgeois media united in demonizing him as a "tyrant" and "dictator" in the most vile manner. Mugabe has even been . . . | Continue reading How should Robert Mugabe be remembered? at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/09/09/how-should-robert-mugabe-be-remembered/

More funds needed to counter 'persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems' in Ethiopia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-10
Ethiopia is beset by "persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems", the United Nations relief chief said on Tuesday, calling for more international funding as well as support for the Government-led response to the country's displacement crisis.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046052

An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-10
Hundreds of African migrants in Mexico are protesting the country's refusal to grant them transit visas to travel to the United States or Canada, where they want to apply for asylum. For months, thousands of African migrants have been forced by the Mexican government to stay in the southern state of Chiapas, on the Guatemalan border. Many of them have been sleeping in tent cities, cooking on the streets and bathing their children in buckets, without the promise of shelter, food or work permits. The long waits for African migrants began in June, when it was reported that Mexican immigration authorities were ignori…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/10/african_migrants_mexico_transit_policy

Robert Mugabe's Legacy: Revolution, Amity and Decline
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-07
Robert Mugabe is the sort of figure that always caused discomfort. He was a permanent revolutionary, becoming, in time, the despotic ruler who frittered away revolutionary gain. He played multiple roles in international political consciousness. As Zimbabwe's strongman, he was demonised and lionised in equal measure for a good deal of his time in power. …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/robert-mugabes-legacy-revolution-amity-and-decline/

Robert Mugabe, Ousted Zimbabwean President & Liberation Leader, Dies at 95
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-06
Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, Robert Mugabe, has died at the age of 95. In 1963, he helped found the Zimbabwe African National Union in an effort to liberate the country from decades of white-minority rule. He was jailed from 1963 to 1974. Once freed, Mugabe became a leader of the liberation movement which successfully led to the formation of an independent Zimbabwe in 1979. He became Zimbabwe's first prime minister in 1980, but he would continue ruling the country for the next 37 years. While Mugabe has been hailed as one of the most significant anti-colonial leaders of the 20th century, he was wide…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/6/zimbabwe_robert_mugabe_horace_campbell

Nigerian Journalist & Activist Omoyele Sowore Remains Jailed for Calling for Peaceful Protests
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-04
Journalist and pro-democracy activist Omoyele Sowore is entering his second month in jail for calling for peaceful nationwide protests against the government. Sowore called his movement "Revolution Now" and mobilized activists to take to the streets August 5. But just two days before the protests were set to begin, Sowore was arrested by the state and accused of attempting to take over the government. He's been imprisoned for more than a month now as human rights groups continue to call for his immediate release. We speak with his wife Opeyemi Sowore and Nani Jansen Reventlow, one of the attorneys representing Om…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/4/nigerian_journalist_activist_omoyele_sowore_jailed

Study, fast, train, fight: The roots of Black August
Joe Tache | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-30
This article originally appeared on Liberation School Exactly 400 years ago, in August 1619, enslaved Africans touched foot in the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States for the first time. The centuries since have seen the development of a racial system more violent, extractive, and deeply entrenched than any other …
liberationnews.org/study-fast-train-fight-the-roots-of-black-august/

Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-28
Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid: UpdateFilmmakers denounce "Close up," a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. | Cultural BoycottAugust 28, 2019 | B…
bdsmovement.net/news/pacbi-welcomes-statement-more-500-filmmakers-against-close-initiative-normalizing-israeli

Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-26
Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project: In the NewsLeonidas Kioussis | Catherine COLOMB-NANCY | (EuropeAid Co-Operation Office of the European Commission) | Rosamaria Gili | (European Commission Delegation in Morocco) Cultural BoycottFebruary 16, 2006 | By: | | Israeli filmmakers, producers, scholars and artists …
bdsmovement.net/news/israeli-filmmakers-letter-greenhouse-project