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2019-10-17: News Headlines

Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-17). A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange. counterpunch.org Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated, not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres. Mamdouh Ahmed Habib, a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained in Pakistan More

WSWS (2019-10-17). German defence minister visits Niger and Mali in preparation for massive combat operation in the Sahel. wsws.org The German government is preparing to expand its Bundeswehr (Armed Forces) mission in Mali and Niger into a massive combat operation and to extend it indefinitely.

Michael Harris (2019-10-17). State Capitol Camellia Grove – Pan African Global Trade and Investment Press Conference. indybay.org California State Capitol Park | Pioneer Camellia Grove | Near L Street and 12th Street | Sacramento, California…

Ted Rall (2019-10-17). The First Thing We Do, Let's Fire All the Cops. counterpunch.org In the latest shooting of an innocent civilian by a trigger-happy police officer, a white Fort Worth cop blew away a 28-year-old African-American woman through her bedroom window as she played a video game with her eight-year-old nephew. Atatiana Jefferson's neighbor had called a nonemergency police number to request that they check on her because her doors More

Staff (2019-10-16). Mozambique Braces for Election. therealnews.com Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party is expected to win Tuesday's general election but the challenge from the main opposition party, Renamo, has proven stronger than expected.

teleSUR (2019-10-16). Around 500 Men, Boys Rescued From 'Horror' Camps in Nigeria. telesurenglish.net Nigerian police liberated Wednesday some 500 men and boys aged from seven to 40 from an Islamic school in the northern state of Katsina. The victims had been shackled, sexually assaulted and beaten so hard, some of them could not even walk, according to the authorities. | RELATED: | Nigerian Police Free 19 Women, Girls From Lagos 'Baby Factory' | Mounted by Katsina police and federal police from the country's capital Abuja, the operation rescued some 500 students, and a source sa…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-16). The African Swine Fever Outbreak, Devastating Impacts on Food Supply. globalresearch.ca You cannot get away from it, at least in print or in Google land. African swine fever is doing its rounds, cutting through the swine population of Asia with remorseless dedication. Since its deadly debut in China last year, it …

Staff (2019-10-16). Headlines for October 16, 2019. democracynow.org 12 Democratic Candidates Take to the Stage in Ohio, Pence Heads to Turkey as Erdogan Vows No Ceasefire in Northern Syria, State Dept. Official: White House Put "Three Amigos" in Charge of Ukraine Policy, Activists Arrested in D.C. over Trump Plan to Gut Refugee Resettlement, British Family Detained for a Week After Mistakenly Driving Across U.S.-Canada Border, Egypt Tortured Journalist & Activist Esraa Abdel Fattah in Custody, Worst Fires in Decades Rage Across Lebanon, Mexican Senate Slated to Vote on Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Man Launches Hunger Strike Amid Mohawk Land Dispute with Real Estate Developers, Cal…

teleSUR (2019-10-16). Moroccan King Pardons Journalist in Abortion Case. telesurenglish.net Morocco's king has pardoned Hajar Raissouni, a journalist sentenced to a year in prison last month for extramarital sex and an abortion, along with her fiance, a doctor and two of his colleagues, the justice ministry said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Thousands of Argentinian Women Demand Legal Abortion | The case of Raissouni, who had denied the charges against her, outra…

United Nations (2019-10-15). Tuesday's Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas. un.org A recap of Tuesday's stories: Millions of children undernourished and overweight says landmark report; Security Council marks transition after 15 years of 'blue helmets' in Haiti; violence continues 'on both sides' of Syria-Turkey border; UN human rights office raises concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from the Bahamas; UN migration agency helps migrants in Algeria return to Niger; rural women celebrated on International Day.

Staff (2019-10-15). Botham Jean, Then Atatiana Jefferson: Outrage in Texas as Police Kill Another Black Resident at Home. democracynow.org A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, has been arrested and charged with murder, after he shot and killed an African-American woman who was inside her own home. Officer Aaron Dean was responding to a non-emergency call for a wellness check after a neighbor had called the Fort Worth police to report that 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson's front door was open at around 2: 30 in the morning on Saturday. Soon after the officers arrived, Dean, who never identified himself to be a police officer, shouted through Jefferson's bedroom window to put her hands up, and then immediately opened fire, killing her. Minutes b…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-14). A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres. Mamdouh Ahmed Habib, a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained in Pakistan …

United Nations (2019-10-14). Monday's Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace deal for Ecuador, deadly airstrikes in Libya's Tripoli. un.org A recap of Monday's stories: UNICEF estimates some 70,000 children have been newly displaced in northeast Syria; UN chief sounds alarm on threat of ISIL amid fighting in Syria; Secretary-General welcomes start of Ecuador peace dialogue; Deadly Libya attacks 'blatant violation' of human rights; Food agencies reveal scale of global food waste problem.

Staff (2019-10-14). Headlines for October 14, 2019. democracynow.org Syrian Troops Mass at Turkish Border After Striking Deal with Kurds, Pentagon Deploying Additional 1,800 Troops to Saudi Arabia, NYT: Russian Warplanes Bomb 4 Hospitals in Syria over 12 Hours, Appeals Court Rules Trump Must Turn Over Financial Records, Video Shows Fake Trump Shooting Journalists, Political Rivals, Fox News' Shepard Smith Has Quit Network, Hunter Biden to Step Down from Chinese Company Board, White Cop Kills Black Woman by Shooting Through Her Bedroom Window, Japan: 40 Have Died in Typhoon Hagibis, Ecuador: Indigenous Protests Force Government to Reinstate Fuel Subsidies, Uganda LGBT Activists Fig…

Staff (2019-10-14). Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Awarded Nobel Prize, Celebrated for "Remarkable Change" in Horn of Africa. democracynow.org Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in an announcement Friday morning. The prime minister last year helped broker a historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where leaders of the neighboring countries signed a "Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship" and declared an end to nearly two decades of a "state of war" that lasted from 1998 to 2000 and killed 70,000 people. Soon after the peace declaration was signed, the first direct flights between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years took off from Addis Ababa, headed to Eritrea's capital Asmara. Ahmed has also lifted the…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

2019-10-17: Social Media Postees

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A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-17
Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated, not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres. Mamdouh Ahmed Habib, a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained in Pakistan…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/17/a-coalition-of-support-parliamentarians-for-julian-assange/

German defence minister visits Niger and Mali in preparation for massive combat operation in the Sahel
wsws.org | 2019-10-17
The German government is preparing to expand its Bundeswehr (Armed Forces) mission in Mali and Niger into a massive combat operation and to extend it indefinitely.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/17/mali-o17.html

State Capitol Camellia Grove – Pan African Global Trade and Investment Press Conference
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-10-17
California State Capitol Park | Pioneer Camellia Grove | Near L Street and 12th Street | Sacramento, California…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/14/18827273.php

The First Thing We Do, Let's Fire All the Cops
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-17
In the latest shooting of an innocent civilian by a trigger-happy police officer, a white Fort Worth cop blew away a 28-year-old African-American woman through her bedroom window as she played a video game with her eight-year-old nephew. Atatiana Jefferson's neighbor had called a nonemergency police number to request that they check on her because her doors…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/17/the-first-thing-we-do-lets-fire-all-the-cops/

Around 500 Men, Boys Rescued From 'Horror' Camps in Nigeria
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
Nigerian police liberated Wednesday some 500 men and boys aged from seven to 40 from an Islamic school in the northern state of Katsina. The victims had been shackled, sexually assaulted and beaten so hard, some of them could not even walk, according to the authorities. | RELATED: | Nigerian Police Free 19 Women, Girls From Lagos 'Baby Factory' | Mounted by Katsina police and federal police from the country's capital Abuja, the operation rescued some 500 students, and a source sa…
telesurenglish.net/news/Around-500-Men-Boys-Rescued-From-Horror-in-Nigeria-20191016-0020.html

The African Swine Fever Outbreak, Devastating Impacts on Food Supply
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
You cannot get away from it, at least in print or in Google land. African swine fever is doing its rounds, cutting through the swine population of Asia with remorseless dedication. Since its deadly debut in China last year, it …
globalresearch.ca/piggish-problems-african-swine-fever/5692183

Mozambique Braces for Election
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-16
Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party is expected to win Tuesday's general election but the challenge from the main opposition party, Renamo, has proven stronger than expected.
therealnews.com/stories/mozambique-braces-for-election

Moroccan King Pardons Journalist in Abortion Case
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
Morocco's king has pardoned Hajar Raissouni, a journalist sentenced to a year in prison last month for extramarital sex and an abortion, along with her fiance, a doctor and two of his colleagues, the justice ministry said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Thousands of Argentinian Women Demand Legal Abortion | The case of Raissouni, who had denied the charges against her, outra…
telesurenglish.net/news/Moroccan-King-Pardons-Journalist-in-Abortion-Case-20191016-0024.html

Tuesday's Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-15
A recap of Tuesday's stories: Millions of children undernourished and overweight says landmark report; Security Council marks transition after 15 years of 'blue helmets' in Haiti; violence continues 'on both sides' of Syria-Turkey border; UN human rights office raises concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from the Bahamas; UN migration agency helps migrants in Algeria return to Niger; rural women celebrated on International Day.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049281

Botham Jean, Then Atatiana Jefferson: Outrage in Texas as Police Kill Another Black Resident at Home
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-15
A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, has been arrested and charged with murder, after he shot and killed an African-American woman who was inside her own home. Officer Aaron Dean was responding to a non-emergency call for a wellness check after a neighbor had called the Fort Worth police to report that 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson's front door was open at around 2: 30 in the morning on Saturday. Soon after the officers arrived, Dean, who never identified himself to be a police officer, shouted through Jefferson's bedroom window to put her hands up, and then immediately opened fire, killing her. Minutes b…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/15/atatiana_jefferson_killing_forth_worth_police

A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-14
Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres. Mamdouh Ahmed Habib, a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained in Pakistan …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/a-coalition-of-support-parliamentarians-for-julian-assange/

Monday's Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace deal for Ecuador, deadly airstrikes in Libya's Tripoli
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-14
A recap of Monday's stories: UNICEF estimates some 70,000 children have been newly displaced in northeast Syria; UN chief sounds alarm on threat of ISIL amid fighting in Syria; Secretary-General welcomes start of Ecuador peace dialogue; Deadly Libya attacks 'blatant violation' of human rights; Food agencies reveal scale of global food waste problem.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049221

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Awarded Nobel Prize, Celebrated for "Remarkable Change" in Horn of Africa
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in an announcement Friday morning. The prime minister last year helped broker a historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where leaders of the neighboring countries signed a "Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship" and declared an end to nearly two decades of a "state of war" that lasted from 1998 to 2000 and killed 70,000 people. Soon after the peace declaration was signed, the first direct flights between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years took off from Addis Ababa, headed to Eritrea's capital Asmara. Ahmed has also lifted the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/14/awol_allo_abiy_ahmed_nobel_prize

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/

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

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

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

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/

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