Daily Archives: 2019-09-14

2019-09-14: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-09-13). Wave of anti-immigrant violence strikes South Africa amid deepening economic crisis. wsws.org The ANC, along with other sections of the ruling class, have played a significant role over the years in stoking anti-immigrant poison and bigotry, seeking to scapegoat immigrants as the cause for the nation's economic malaise.

teleSUR (2019-09-13). South Africa to Work with Psychologists As Murder Wave Hits. telesurenglish.net South Africa's national police authorities say they are hiring mental health experts and sociologists to understand and try to solve the problem of crime in the country where almost 60 people are killed each day. | RELATED: | Every Hour Four Girls Under 13 Are Raped in Brazil | The Police Minister Bheki Cele said Thursday the government decided to use the services of psychologists and sociologists to help finding the causes of the rampant murder rate and to determine prototypes in the…

United Nations (2019-09-13). Friday's Daily Brief: 12 million may miss school, Bangladesh and Mali updates, Kenya's malaria vaccine, land degradation pact. un.org A recap of Friday's top stories: 12 million children may never go to school; Monsoon rains crush Rohingya shelters; 3.9 million Malians in need of humanitarian aid; Kenya launches malaria vaccine; and agreement made to neutralize land degradation.

teleSUR (2019-09-13). Thousands March in Algeria, Reject Elections Before Elites Quit. telesurenglish.net Tens of thousands of Algerians marched in the capital on Friday to demand that the rest of the ruling elite follow former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in leaving power before any new elections occur. | RELATED: | Algerian Prime Minister to Resign After Short Stint in Office | For the 30th consecutive week, Friday demonstrations took place in Argel demanding that the country's political elites step down. They also demanded that authorities release Karim Tabou, a prominent oppos…

Jon Schwarz (2019-09-13). Donald Trump Just Admitted That It Makes Sense for America's Enemies to Get Nuclear Weapons. theintercept.com Trump noted that the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 sent foreign leaders a lesson: Disarmament can lead to your own personal doom.

WSWS (2019-09-13). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Slovenian pilots carried out a three-day stoppage September 8 – 10 over contract issues while Paris Metro workers are set to strike Friday to protest adverse pension changes by the Macron government.

Israel Shahak (2019-09-13). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

teleSUR -EF (2019-09-13). Pedophile Priest Sentenced to 30 Years of Prison in US. telesurenglish.net A former Catholic priest who sexually abused an 11-year-old boy in the early 1990s in New Mexico and was extradited to the United States from Morocco, was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. | RELATED: | Sex Abuse Crusaders Graduate from Vatican University | Federal judge, Martha Vazquez gave the former religious leader, Arthur Perrault, the maximum sentence possible after a jury found him guilty last April. | Perrault, now 81, sexually abused a then 11-year-old altar boy at the Sa…

Staff (2019-09-13). "Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery. democracynow.org During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.

Staff (2019-09-13). Headlines for September 13, 2019. democracynow.org Ten Candidates Square Off in Third Democratic Presidential Debate, Greenpeace Activists Rappel Off Houston Bridge, Halting Oil Shipments, 2.2 Million Somalis At Risk of Starvation Amid Massive Drought, 7 Million People Displaced by Extreme Weather in First Half of 2019, House Votes to Block Drilling in Alaskan Wildlife Refuge as Trump Admin Readies Lease Sales, New York Schools Won't Penalize Students Who Join Climate Strike, Trump Admin Repeals Rule Protecting Drinking Water of 100+ Million, Trump Admin Allows Michigan Trophy Hunter to Import Body Parts of Endangered Rhino, House Committee Opens Impeachment Proc…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-13). At #SandtonShutdown, South African Women Disrupt Business as Usual as Fury Over Gender-Based Violence Boils Over. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/south-africa-violence-protest-women.jpg

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-13). From Nepal to New Zealand to Nigeria, Fridays for Future Youth Activists Take to Streets Worldwide One Week Before #ClimateStrike. commondreams.org Activists with the youth-led Fridays for Future movement took to the streets worldwide Friday, calling for bolder efforts to battle the climate emergency and encouraging people of all ages to join the global #ClimateStrike on Sept. 20. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/indonesia.jpg

susan_p (2019-09-13). The world must recognise Western Sahara. greenleft.org.au self-determination Tony Iltis Tecber Ahmed SalehIssue 1237 Western Sahara Moroccan occupation of Western SaharaSeptember 13, 2019Tecber Ahmed Saleh, a health w…

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 …

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Cuba's 1st White Rhino Calf Born in Over 15 Years. telesurenglish.net Cuba's national zoo has welcomed its first white rhino calf to have been born in captivity in over 15 years. | RELATED: | While the Amazon Burns, Cuba Increases its Forested Area | "We feel an enormous pride presenting you with the birth of a species that has not happened in over 15 years and which has filled us with joy and emotion," the institution said on Facebook alongside three photographs of the newborn rhino and its mother. | The youngest member of the zoo's African enclosure…

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…

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 …

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.

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.

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). 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.

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…

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…

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

2019-09-14: Social Media Postees

Wave of anti-immigrant violence strikes South Africa amid deepening economic crisis
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
The ANC, along with other sections of the ruling class, have played a significant role over the years in stoking anti-immigrant poison and bigotry, seeking to scapegoat immigrants as the cause for the nation's economic malaise.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/afri-s13.html

South Africa to Work with Psychologists As Murder Wave Hits
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
South Africa's national police authorities say they are hiring mental health experts and sociologists to understand and try to solve the problem of crime in the country where almost 60 people are killed each day. | RELATED: | Every Hour Four Girls Under 13 Are Raped in Brazil | The Police Minister Bheki Cele said Thursday the government decided to use the services of psychologists and sociologists to help finding the causes of the rampant murder rate and to determine prototypes in the…
telesurenglish.net/news/South-African-Police-to-Work-with-Psychologists-As-Crime-Is-Out-of-Hand-20190912-0026.html

Friday's Daily Brief: 12 million may miss school, Bangladesh and Mali updates, Kenya's malaria vaccine, land degradation pact
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-13
A recap of Friday's top stories: 12 million children may never go to school; Monsoon rains crush Rohingya shelters; 3.9 million Malians in need of humanitarian aid; Kenya launches malaria vaccine; and agreement made to neutralize land degradation.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046342

Thousands March in Algeria, Reject Elections Before Elites Quit
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
Tens of thousands of Algerians marched in the capital on Friday to demand that the rest of the ruling elite follow former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in leaving power before any new elections occur. | RELATED: | Algerian Prime Minister to Resign After Short Stint in Office | For the 30th consecutive week, Friday demonstrations took place in Argel demanding that the country's political elites step down. They also demanded that authorities release Karim Tabou, a prominent oppos…
telesurenglish.net/news/Thousands-March-in-Algeria-Reject-Elections-Before-Elites-Quit-20190913-0010.html

Donald Trump Just Admitted That It Makes Sense for America's Enemies to Get Nuclear Weapons
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Trump noted that the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 sent foreign leaders a lesson: Disarmament can lead to your own personal doom.
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/trump-nuclear-weapons-libya-north-korea/

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
Slovenian pilots carried out a three-day stoppage September 8 – 10 over contract issues while Paris Metro workers are set to strike Friday to protest adverse pension changes by the Macron government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/work-s13.html

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

Pedophile Priest Sentenced to 30 Years of Prison in US
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
A former Catholic priest who sexually abused an 11-year-old boy in the early 1990s in New Mexico and was extradited to the United States from Morocco, was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. | RELATED: | Sex Abuse Crusaders Graduate from Vatican University | Federal judge, Martha Vazquez gave the former religious leader, Arthur Perrault, the maximum sentence possible after a jury found him guilty last April. | Perrault, now 81, sexually abused a then 11-year-old altar boy at the Sa…
telesurenglish.net/news/Pedophile-Priest-Sentenced-to-30-Years-of-Prison-in-US-20190913-0012.html

Pedophile Priest Sentenced to 30 Years of Prison in US
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-13
A former Catholic priest who sexually abused an 11-year-old boy in the early 1990s in New Mexico and was extradited to the United States from Morocco, was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. | RELATED: | Sex Abuse Crusaders Graduate from Vatican University | Federal judge, Martha Vazquez gave the former religious leader, Arthur Perrault, the maximum sentence possible after a jury found him guilty last April. | Perrault, now 81, sexually abused a then 11-year-old altar boy at the Sa…
telesurenglish.net/news/Pedophile-Priest-Sentenced-to-30-Years-of-Prison-in-US-20190913-0012.html

"Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_white_supremacy_racism

At #SandtonShutdown, South African Women Disrupt Business as Usual as Fury Over Gender-Based Violence Boils Over
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/south-africa-violence-protest-women.jpg …

From Nepal to New Zealand to Nigeria, Fridays for Future Youth Activists Take to Streets Worldwide One Week Before #ClimateStrike
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
Activists with the youth-led Fridays for Future movement took to the streets worldwide Friday, calling for bolder efforts to battle the climate emergency and encouraging people of all ages to join the global #ClimateStrike on Sept. 20. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/indonesia.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/13/nepal-new-zealand-nigeria-fridays-future-youth-activists-take-streets-worldwide-one?cd-origin=rss

The world must recognise Western Sahara
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-13
self-determination Tony Iltis Tecber Ahmed SalehIssue 1237 Western Sahara Moroccan occupation of Western SaharaSeptember 13, 2019Tecber Ahmed Saleh, a health w…
greenleft.org.au/content/world-must-recognise-western-sahara

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/

Cuba's 1st White Rhino Calf Born in Over 15 Years
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Cuba's national zoo has welcomed its first white rhino calf to have been born in captivity in over 15 years. | RELATED: | While the Amazon Burns, Cuba Increases its Forested Area | "We feel an enormous pride presenting you with the birth of a species that has not happened in over 15 years and which has filled us with joy and emotion," the institution said on Facebook alongside three photographs of the newborn rhino and its mother. | The youngest member of the zoo's African enclosure…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cubas-1st-White-Rhino-Calf-Born-in-Over-15-Years-20190912-0023.html

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

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/

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

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

'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

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

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/

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, 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