Daily Archives: October 3, 2019

2019-10-03: News Headlines

Aboulfotouh Kandil (2019-10-03). Curse of the pharaohs hits Trump in the form of impeachment. peoplesworld.org Although he took over power after leading a military coup in 2013, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been consistently praised by U.S. President Donald Trump. Sisi's coup was not only against the legitimate elected President Mohamed Morsi, but also against the entire nascent democracy experience that came about through the Egyptian revolution of 2011. …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-03). The Africa-Palestine Conference: Why South Africa Must Lead the Way. dissidentvoice.org On September 16, I visited South Africa, a country where many Palestinians have always felt welcomed, if not overwhelmed by the degree of genuine and meaningful solidarity. While having the honor to address many audiences in six major cities, I have also learned a great deal. An important and sobering lesson is that while apartheid …

United Nations (2019-10-03). New electoral law for Somalia, 'a crucial next step' says top UN envoy, addressing Partnership Forum. un.org The Somalia Partnership Forum concluded on Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu, with attendees – including the UN Special Representative for the country – taking stock of progress made, while also noting remaining challenges and agreeing on a set of priorities moving forward.

WSWS (2019-10-03). Algerian regime jails top generals, Workers Party leader Louisa Hanoune. wsws.org The trial covered up the historic crimes of the military defendants and sets a precedent for cracking down on workers in struggle against the bloody Algerian military regime.

Prof. Vijay Prashad (2019-10-03). What Happened in Sudan? globalresearch.ca On 19 December 2018, an uprising began in Sudan. This uprising would culminate in the removal of Sudan's president — Omar al-Bashir — from power on 11 April 2019. The army staged a conservative military coup to abort the revolutionary …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-10-03). African American Education Crisis Highlighted in Atlanta Testing Case. globalresearch.ca "None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators" by Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton, Beacon Press, Boston, 2019 | This study chronicles the plight of 35 educators, all …

Staff (2019-10-03). As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…

Staff (2019-10-03). Headlines for October 3, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Prepare White House Subpoena in Impeachment Probe, Trump Rages Against Impeachment Probe with Profanity and Insults, Bernie Sanders Has Surgery to Clear Blocked Artery, Deaths and Injuries Mount as Iraqi Police and Soldiers Fire on Protesters, EU Officials Wary as British PM Boris Johnson Unveils Brexit Plan , Hong Kong Teen Shot During Protests Charged with Assaulting Officer, Record-Breaking Hurricane Lorenzo Lashes Azores, Heads for Ireland, London Climate Protesters Spray British Treasury with Fake Blood, Cameroonian Asylum Seeker Dies in For-Profit Immigration Jail, Plácido Domingo Quits L.A.

United Nations (2019-10-02). UN condemns deadly simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in Mali. un.org The United Nations condemned on Wednesday, with "the utmost energy", simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in central Mali, close to the border with Burkina Faso, that left dozens dead and scores missing.

United Nations (2019-10-02). Africa must 'value youth' in the drive towards lasting peace, young envoy tells Security Council. un.org Recognizing the potential of African youth caught up in conflict to forge peace, is crucial for nurturing their developing identities, and could help them turn away from violence, a youth representative told the Security Council on Wednesday.‚Ä&Oslash…

United Nations (2019-10-02). Wednesday's Daily Brief: African youth pivotal to silencing the guns, UNHCR prize winner announced, street clashes in Iraq, Haiti humanitarian update. un.org A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Kyrgyz lawyer honoured by UN refugee agency; Positive but realistic outlook in runup to Syria talks; Security Council debates how African youth can bolster peace; refugees in Mexico pursue innovative labor initiatives; UN laments violent clashes in Iraq; Roadblocks in humanitarian aid for Haiti.

Prof Gerard Boyce (2019-10-02). Why the Fires Raging Across Amazonia Ought to be a Burning Issue for Africa. globalresearch.ca Of late, global news headlines have been dominated by reports of the fires raging across the Amazon Basin, mainly in Brazil but in other countries across the region such as Bolivia as well. Cognisant of the adverse consequences they portend …

patrick (2019-10-02). Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath. bdsmovement.net Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath: Open Letter30 Palestinian civil society organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Ramy Shaath, and call on all Palestinian, Arab and international organizations to show solidarity with Ramy's just cause and also…

Natasha Lennard (2019-10-01). Trump Attacked the Women of Color Who Led the Push for Impeachment. Then CNN Erased Them. theintercept.com 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…

Staff (2019-10-01). Egypt Protests Continue Despite Government Repression. therealnews.com 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.

United Nations (2019-10-01). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Greek island shelter crisis, only 8 per cent of UNGA speakers women, Russian alcohol laws extending lives, Older Persons Day. un.org Tuesday's top stories: Greece urged to fast-track asylum-seekers as 1,000 die on the Mediterranean; just 16 women addressed UN General Assembly; less alcohol means longer lives in Russia; cholera campaign in Sudan; standing up for older people on international day.

United Nations (2019-10-01). WHO and UNICEF in campaign to protect 1.6 million in Sudan from cholera. un.org UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated.

Staff (2019-10-01). Headlines for October 1, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Subpoena Giuliani over Ukraine Work, Report: Trump Pressured Australia, Italy & U.K. to Help with Political Probes, Trump Renews Threats Against Schiff and Intelligence Whistleblower, Hong Kong Protests Escalate as Beijing Marks 70th Anniversary of People's Republic of China, Four Die in Ongoing Anti-Government Protests in Haiti, Somali Militants Attack U.S. Drone Base & Italian Military Convoy, Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore Pleads Not Guilty, Remains Locked Up, U.S. Blocks Cuban Health Minister from Attending Regional WHO Meeting in D.C., GOP Congressmember Chris Collins Resigns over Insider…

Staff (2019-09-30). Trump's Attack on LA Homelessness Ignores the Causes. therealnews.com 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.

United Nations (2019-09-30). Stage set for successful 2020 Burundi elections, Foreign Minister tells General Assembly. un.org 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.

United Nations (2019-09-30). Monday's Daily Brief: Hopes rise for peace in Syria and Yemen, UNGA speeches end, Guterres saddened by India flood deaths. un.org '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.

Staff (2019-09-30). Headlines for September 30, 2019. democracynow.org 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…

Christian Sorensen (2019-09-29). The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Defeats Tulsi Gabbard. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

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

Trevor Aaronson (2019-09-28). A New Satire of FBI Terrorism Stings Draws Its Characters From Real Cases. theintercept.com 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…

Staff (2019-09-27). Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi, Trump's "Favorite Dictator" democracynow.org 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…

Staff (2019-09-27). Headlines for September 27, 2019. democracynow.org 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…

PACBI (2019-09-24). Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities. bdsmovement.net 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…

ACLU (2019-09-24). International Human Rights Bodies Provide a Case for Reparations. aclu.org 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…

2019-10-03: Social Media Postees

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The Africa-Palestine Conference: Why South Africa Must Lead the Way
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-03
On September 16, I visited South Africa, a country where many Palestinians have always felt welcomed, if not overwhelmed by the degree of genuine and meaningful solidarity. While having the honor to address many audiences in six major cities, I have also learned a great deal. An important and sobering lesson is that while apartheid …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/the-africa-palestine-conference-why-south-africa-must-lead-the-way/

Curse of the pharaohs hits Trump in the form of impeachment
Aboulfotouh Kandil | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-03
Although he took over power after leading a military coup in 2013, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been consistently praised by U.S. President Donald Trump. Sisi's coup was not only against the legitimate elected President Mohamed Morsi, but also against the entire nascent democracy experience that came about through the Egyptian revolution of 2011. …
peoplesworld.org/article/curse-of-the-pharaohs-hits-trump-in-the-form-of-impeachment/

New electoral law for Somalia, 'a crucial next step' says top UN envoy, addressing Partnership Forum
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-03
The Somalia Partnership Forum concluded on Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu, with attendees – including the UN Special Representative for the country – taking stock of progress made, while also noting remaining challenges and agreeing on a set of priorities moving forward.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048462

Algerian regime jails top generals, Workers Party leader Louisa Hanoune
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
The trial covered up the historic crimes of the military defendants and sets a precedent for cracking down on workers in struggle against the bloody Algerian military regime.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/03/alge-o03.html

What Happened in Sudan?
Prof. Vijay Prashad | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
On 19 December 2018, an uprising began in Sudan. This uprising would culminate in the removal of Sudan's president — Omar al-Bashir — from power on 11 April 2019. The army staged a conservative military coup to abort the revolutionary …
globalresearch.ca/what-happened-sudan/5690974

African American Education Crisis Highlighted in Atlanta Testing Case
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
"None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators" by Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton, Beacon Press, Boston, 2019 | This study chronicles the plight of 35 educators, all …
globalresearch.ca/african-american-education-crisis-highlighted-atlanta-testing-case/5690920

As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/3/california_private_prisons_bill_immigration_detention

UN condemns deadly simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in Mali
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
The United Nations condemned on Wednesday, with "the utmost energy", simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in central Mali, close to the border with Burkina Faso, that left dozens dead and scores missing.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048442

Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-10-02
Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath: Open Letter30 Palestinian civil society organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Ramy Shaath, and call on all Palestinian, Arab and international organizations to show solidarity with Ramy's just cause and also…
bdsmovement.net/news/palestinian-civil-society-calls-egyptian-authorities-immediately-release-activist-ramy-shaath

Wednesday's Daily Brief: African youth pivotal to silencing the guns, UNHCR prize winner announced, street clashes in Iraq, Haiti humanitarian update
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Kyrgyz lawyer honoured by UN refugee agency; Positive but realistic outlook in runup to Syria talks; Security Council debates how African youth can bolster peace; refugees in Mexico pursue innovative labor initiatives; UN laments violent clashes in Iraq; Roadblocks in humanitarian aid for Haiti.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048432

Africa must 'value youth' in the drive towards lasting peace, young envoy tells Security Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
Recognizing the potential of African youth caught up in conflict to forge peace, is crucial for nurturing their developing identities, and could help them turn away from violence, a youth representative told the Security Council on Wednesday.‚Ä&Oslash…
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048412

Why the Fires Raging Across Amazonia Ought to be a Burning Issue for Africa
Prof Gerard Boyce | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
Of late, global news headlines have been dominated by reports of the fires raging across the Amazon Basin, mainly in Brazil but in other countries across the region such as Bolivia as well. Cognisant of the adverse consequences they portend …
globalresearch.ca/fires-raging-across-amazonia-ought-burning-issue-africa/5690830

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…
theintercept.com/2019/10/01/cnn-impeachment-badasses-squad/

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.
therealnews.com/stories/egypt-protests-continue-despite-government-repression

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Greek island shelter crisis, only 8 per cent of UNGA speakers women, Russian alcohol laws extending lives, Older Persons Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
Tuesday's top stories: Greece urged to fast-track asylum-seekers as 1,000 die on the Mediterranean; just 16 women addressed UN General Assembly; less alcohol means longer lives in Russia; cholera campaign in Sudan; standing up for older people on international day.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048342

WHO and UNICEF in campaign to protect 1.6 million in Sudan from cholera
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048322

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.
therealnews.com/stories/trump-attack-on-homelessness-ignores-causes

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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1048152

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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1048212

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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/headlines

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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/the-military-industrial-congressional-complex-defeats-tulsi-gabbard/

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

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…
theintercept.com/2019/09/28/film-review-day-shall-come-fbi/

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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/27/headlines

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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/27/egypt_protests_sharif_abdel_kouddous

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…
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-economic-justice/international-human-rights-bodies-provide-case

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…
bdsmovement.net/news/opinion-legal-scholar-prof-john-dugard-relations-between-university-cape-town-and-israeli