Daily Archives: October 13, 2019

2019-10-13: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-10-13). Tunisians Vote for 2nd Round of Presidential Elections. telesurenglish.net Tunisians were choosing Sunday between two political outsiders to be their next president, in a free election that has seen voters ditch top politicians after years of declining living standards following a 2011 revolution. | RELATED: | Top Tunisian Presidential Candidate Freed Days Before Election | Media mogul Nabil Karoui and his opponent, retired law profes…

Michael Harris (2019-10-13). A New Beginning For California Pan African Global Trade and Investment. indybay.org The State of California is poised to join The global competition with India, Europe, China and the rest of the world to expan Trade and Investment with the Pan African Diaspora, over 1.4 billion people globally.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-10-13). California organizing to show support for HE Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, AU Ambassador. indybay.org Full Moon, Maafa Commemoration and 2019 Pan African Global Trade and Investment Week are aligned to show broadbased support for Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States of America…

United Nations (2019-10-13). UN chief condemns deadly Burkina Faso mosque attack. un.org UN chief António Guterres has strongly condemned Friday's attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso, in a statement released on Saturday.

RT (2019-10-12). 'They've come for SpongeBob': Twitter weirded out by professor calling beloved cartoon character 'RACIST COLONIZER'. rt.com Who lives in a klavern under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants, apparently. Beloved by children and stoners the world over, the wacky adventures of the animated sea sponge actually mask a "violent," "racist" message, one prof claims. | "SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends play a role in normalizing the settler colonial takings of indigenous lands while erasing the ancestral Bikinian people from their nonfictional homeland," University of Washington anthropology professor Holly M. Barker wrote in her paper called 'Unsettling SpongeBob and the Legacies of Viol…

Staff (2019-10-12). Trump Spouts Conspiracy Theories and Attacks Omar at Minnesota Rally. therealnews.com Trump's attacks on the impeachment process and Minnesota's Somali-refugee community are an appeal to America's far-right militia movement, say professors Joe Lowndes and Gerald Horne.

Lawrence Davidson (2019-10-11). Donald Trump, the Christian Warrior. counterpunch.org It turns out that President Donald Trump has a "top religion advisor." This is surprising because there is no evidence that President Trump has a "top religion," or any religion at all. The only regular activities to occupy this president's church-going Sundays are rounds of golf and the composing of malicious Twitter messages. To understand just More

Eds. (2019-10-11). Under capitalism, even water is a tool of oppression. mronline.org All life depends on water. It covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface, makes up 60 percent of our bodies and literally falls from the sky. It's abundant and indispensable. But under capitalism, even water is a tool of social domination. | Source

United Nations (2019-10-11). Ethiopian Prime Minister awarded Nobel Peace Prize: Guterres hails his 'people first' agenda. un.org The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize has been praised by the UN Secretary-General for creating a pathway to stability in the Horn of Africa region.

United Nations (2019-10-11). Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media. un.org Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey's Syria offensive; history's made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist' use of social media in attacks must be curbed.

John Wojcik (2019-10-11). Montgomery, Alabama has first Black mayor in its two-century history. peoplesworld.org

Staff (2019-10-11). Headlines for October 11, 2019. democracynow.org Civilians Killed & Forced to Flee Turkish Military Offensive in Northern Syria, Two Associates of Trump's Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Arrested at Dulles Airport, Prince Estate Slams Trump for Using "Purple Rain" at Minneapolis Rally, "Trans Lives Matter": Activists Interrupt CNN Democratic Town Hall, Ethiopian Prime Minister Wins 100th Nobel Peace Prize, Olga Tokarczuk & Peter Handke Win Nobel Prize for Literature, Iranian Oil Tanker Struck in Red Sea, Ecuador: Five Killed Amid Anti-Austerity Protests, News Outlet Splinter Shutting Down, Asylum Seekers Protest "Remain in Mexico" Policy on Brownsville Bridge, Gymnast Sim…

Staff (2019-10-10). Tunisian Elections Marked by Disappointment With Arab Spring Aftermath. therealnews.com Even though the 2011 Arab Spring began in Tunisia and was arguably more successful there than anywhere else, Tunisians are disappointed and not interested in the upcoming presidential runoff vote, says Angela Joya.

United Nations (2019-10-10). Ebola on the run in DR Congo, 'now we have to kill the virus': UN health agency. un.org Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but "now we have to kill the virus", the UN health agency said on Thursday.

Tesbih Habbal, Muzna Hasnawi (2019-10-10). In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring. thenation.com In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring…

Jason Ditz (2019-10-10). New Clashes Erupt in Libya; Fighting Reported in South Tripoli. theantimedia.com Launched in April, Khalifa Hafter's bid to take over Libya, and the capital of Tripoli, looks to be breaking out again.

Staff (2019-10-10). Headlines for October 10, 2019. democracynow.org Turkey Launches Ground Offensive in Northern Syria, WH Budget Office Refuses to Comply with Subpoena for Impeachment Probe, Biden Joins Majority of 2020 Field in Calling for Trump's Impeachment, Trump Faces Dozens of New Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Matt Lauer Denies Raping NBC Producer Brooke Nevils in 2014, Germany: 2 Killed in Anti-Semitic Attack Outside Temple on Yom Kippur, U.N.: U.S. Military Killed 30+ Afghan Civilians in Airstrikes in May, Amnesty: Death Toll in Anti-Government Protests in Iraq Surpasses 150, Protests Erupt in Algeria over Corruption & Army's Role in Politics, Egyptian Dissident Alaa…

Staff (2019-10-09). Algerians Protest Against Government-Organized Elections. therealnews.com Algerian youth are fed up with Algeria's post-independence old guard and after succeeding with Bouteflika's resignation, they continue to push for a purging of the government's old guard before new elections are held.

United Nations (2019-10-09). Support 'winds of change' in DR Congo to consolidate positive developments, urges UN mission chief. un.org Recent positive trends could help transform the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into a stable country, the head of the UN operation there told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Nicole Roussell (2019-10-07). Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody. liberationnews.org On October 7, protesters gathered in front of immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a candlelight vigil in response to the death of a 37-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-04). Africa is Becoming the Latest Battleground in the Struggle for Palestinian Freedom. mintpressnews.com Israel has successively driven a wedge between African countries, which, at one point, were united in their unconditional support of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli military occupation and apartheid.

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.

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…

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…

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…

2019-10-13: Social Media Postees

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Tunisians Vote for 2nd Round of Presidential Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
Tunisians were choosing Sunday between two political outsiders to be their next president, in a free election that has seen voters ditch top politicians after years of declining living standards following a 2011 revolution. | RELATED: | Top Tunisian Presidential Candidate Freed Days Before Election | Media mogul Nabil Karoui and his opponent, retired law profes…
telesurenglish.net/news/Tunisians-Vote-for-2nd-Round-of-Presidential-Elections-20191013-0001.html

California organizing to show support for HE Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, AU Ambassador
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-10-13
Full Moon, Maafa Commemoration and 2019 Pan African Global Trade and Investment Week are aligned to show broadbased support for Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States of America…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/12/18827226.php

A New Beginning For California Pan African Global Trade and Investment
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-10-13
The State of California is poised to join The global competition with India, Europe, China and the rest of the world to expan Trade and Investment with the Pan African Diaspora, over 1.4 billion people globally.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/10/18827196.php

UN chief condemns deadly Burkina Faso mosque attack
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-13
UN chief António Guterres has strongly condemned Friday's attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso, in a statement released on Saturday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049161

Trump Spouts Conspiracy Theories and Attacks Omar at Minnesota Rally
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-12
Trump's attacks on the impeachment process and Minnesota's Somali-refugee community are an appeal to America's far-right militia movement, say professors Joe Lowndes and Gerald Horne.
therealnews.com/stories/trump-conspiracy-theories-attacks-omar-minnesota-rally

'They've come for SpongeBob': Twitter weirded out by professor calling beloved cartoon character 'RACIST COLONIZER'
rt.com | 2019-10-12
Who lives in a klavern under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants, apparently. Beloved by children and stoners the world over, the wacky adventures of the animated sea sponge actually mask a "violent," "racist" message, one prof claims. | "SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends play a role in normalizing the settler colonial takings of indigenous lands while erasing the ancestral Bikinian people from their nonfictional homeland," University of Washington anthropology professor Holly M. Barker wrote in her paper called 'Unsettling SpongeBob and the Legacies of Viol…
rt.com/usa/470813-spongebob-squarepants-racist-colonizer/

Ethiopian Prime Minister awarded Nobel Peace Prize: Guterres hails his 'people first' agenda
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize has been praised by the UN Secretary-General for creating a pathway to stability in the Horn of Africa region.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049071

Donald Trump, the Christian Warrior
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
It turns out that President Donald Trump has a "top religion advisor." This is surprising because there is no evidence that President Trump has a "top religion," or any religion at all. The only regular activities to occupy this president's church-going Sundays are rounds of golf and the composing of malicious Twitter messages. To understand just…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/11/donald-trump-the-christian-warrior/

Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey's Syria offensive; history's made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist' use of social media in attacks must be curbed.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049101

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, 'now we have to kill the virus': UN health agency
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but "now we have to kill the virus", the UN health agency said on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048951

In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring
Tesbih Habbal, Muzna Hasnawi | thenation.com | 2019-10-10
In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring…
thenation.com/article/protests-iraq-syria-egypt/

Tunisian Elections Marked by Disappointment With Arab Spring Aftermath
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-10
Even though the 2011 Arab Spring began in Tunisia and was arguably more successful there than anywhere else, Tunisians are disappointed and not interested in the upcoming presidential runoff vote, says Angela Joya.
therealnews.com/stories/tunisia-elections-arab-spring-aftermath

New Clashes Erupt in Libya; Fighting Reported in South Tripoli
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-10
Launched in April, Khalifa Hafter's bid to take over Libya, and the capital of Tripoli, looks to be breaking out again.

New Clashes Erupt in Libya; Fighting Reported in South Tripoli

Support 'winds of change' in DR Congo to consolidate positive developments, urges UN mission chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-09
Recent positive trends could help transform the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into a stable country, the head of the UN operation there told the Security Council on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048891

Algerians Protest Against Government-Organized Elections
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-09
Algerian youth are fed up with Algeria's post-independence old guard and after succeeding with Bouteflika's resignation, they continue to push for a purging of the government's old guard before new elections are held.
therealnews.com/stories/algerians-protest-government-organized-elections

Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody
Nicole Roussell | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-07
On October 7, protesters gathered in front of immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a candlelight vigil in response to the death of a 37-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.
liberationnews.org/vigil-justice-for-nebane-abienwi-cameroonian-migrant-dies-in-ice-custody/

Africa is Becoming the Latest Battleground in the Struggle for Palestinian Freedom
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-04
Israel has successively driven a wedge between African countries, which, at one point, were united in their unconditional support of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli military occupation and apartheid.
mintpressnews.com/africa-battleground-struggle-palestinian-freedom/262198/

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

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

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