2019-07-20: Social Media Postees

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2nd Anniversary of Charlottesville: Act Against White Supremacy
Peoples Alliance | indybay.org | 2019-07-20
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's Office | Federal Building | 90 7th St | San Francisco, CA…

33 brave senior(kupuna) protectors on Hawaii's Mauna Kea detained by police
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-07-20
On Wednesday morning, State police removed 33 senior(kupuna) protectors from a human chain that had blocked–for 3 days–access to the Mauna Kea Road, by construction equipment that are slated to begin the Thirty Meter Telescope(TMT). The protectors are part of the hundreds-strong peaceful activists that had been up at the Mauna(mountain) since last Sunday, July 14.

Peace Strike for Climate & Amazon Rainforest in State Capital
Fridays For Future Sacramento | indybay.org | 2019-07-20
California State Capitol Museum, West Steps | 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814…

Nigerian Political Prisoner Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-19
Nigerian rule is tyrannical, headed by military dictator/turned politician Muhannadu Buhari and his so-called All Progressives Congress party (APC). | His February re-electoral triumph was dubious at best, critics citing voter-suppression and vote-buying. | Political violence occurred in the run-up to the …

Anti-Racist Historian: Attacks on Rep. Omar Rooted in Belief "America Is for White People"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-19
On Thursday, President Trump attempted to distance himself from the racist chant of "send her back" about Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a Trump campaign rally Wednesday in North Carolina. The chants rang across the rally in response to Trump's own verbal attack against the congresswoman. He did nothing to intervene. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives narrowly passed a resolution condemning Trump's racist remarks against Congressmembers Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. We speak with Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at A…

"Voices from Syria" and "The Dirty War on Syria": Mark Taliano and Tim Anderson Analyze the War on Syria
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-19
Voices from Syria by Mark Taliano and The Dirty War on Syria by Tim Anderson: two essential books on Syria for . | *SPECIAL OFFER: Voices from Syria + The Dirty War on Syria: | …

Trump doubles down on Ilhan Omar attacks, praising racist crowd as 'incredible'
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-07-19
Donald Trump has yet again doubled down on his recent racist attacks against progressive congresswoman Ilhan Omar. And despite previously claiming he was "not happy" when his fans responded to his attacks by chanting "

Just hours before Trump unleashed more racist attacks at rally, 137 house Democrats joined GOP to kill articles of impeachment
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-19
Just hours before President Donald Trump took to the stage in Greenville, North Carolina and unleashed more racist vitriol against Rep. Ilhan Omar and other progressive members of Congress, 137 House Democrats joined a united Republican caucus on Wednesday to kill articles of impeachment that sought to hold the president accountable for sparking "fear and hatred of new Americans …

How Trump and the US have been destroying Ilhan Omar's 'home' country for decades
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-07-19
Donald Trump has been attacking progressive congresswoman Ilhan Omar for months. But his rhetoric stepped up this week when he told her — a ref…

Gibraltar to Detain Iranian Oil Tanker for Another Month
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-19
Gibraltar has been granted the power to detain Iran's Grace 1 oil tanker for another month after a private Supreme Court meeting was held on Friday. | RELATED: | Trump: U.S. Navy Destroys Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz | Gibraltar said the Iranian vessel, seized by marines in a daring landing in darkness off the coast of the British territory on July 4, was suspected of smuggling oil to Syria in breach of European Union sanctions. | Iran has repeatedly called for the ship's re…

Trump Praises Supporters Who Want to Deport Ilhan Omar as "People That Love Our Country"
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-07-19
The president first disavowed and then praised a baying mob that responded to his rant against a Somali-American congresswoman by chanting, "Send her back."

Attacks on Ilhan Omar Rooted in Belief "America Is for White People"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-19
| On Thursday, President Trump attempted to distance himself from the racist chant of "send her back" about Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a Trump campaign rally Wednesday in North Carolina. The chants rang across the rally in response to Trump's own verbal attack against the congresswoman. He did nothing to intervene. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives narrowly passed a resolution condemning Trump's racist remarks against Congressmembers Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Alexan…

$15 by 2025: House OK of minimum wage hike cheers women's groups, unions
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-19
WASHINGTON–Women's groups and union leaders cheered as the Democratic-run U.S. House voted to raise the U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. The 231-199 vote, virtually along party lines, presages a tougher struggle in the GOP-run Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is completely hostile to raising the wage–or any other progressive …

Union leaders laud house vote to repeal 'Cadillac tax' on health care plans
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-19
WASHINGTON–Union leaders, notably Laborers President Terry O'Sullivan, lauded the bipartisan and overwhelming U.S. House vote to permanently repeal the so-called "Cadillac tax" on high-cost high-value health insurance plans. The 419-6 vote on the repeal (HR748) on July 17 sent the measure to the GOP-run Senate, where O'Sullivan urged senators to swiftly agree. He said the …

Republican Senate + Republican president = Extreme right-wing federal courts
Mike Arney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-19
I sometimes hear activists say building and sustaining "the movement" is more important than achieving political and legislative victories. But what is the desired outcome of the movement if it isn't, at least in the short-term, to improve the lives of working people through better legislation? The extreme right never pledges to build a movement …

First men on the moon 'came in peace' to UN Headquarters 'for all mankind'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-19
As the world remembers Saturday's 50th anniversary of the "giant leap for mankind" made by all those involved in the pioneering Apollo 11 space programme, we take a look back at the visit made by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, to UN Headquarters in New York, just a few weeks after their historic mission.

'Firmly united' Security Council can bolster Colombia's efforts to secure lasting peace, says UN envoy
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-19
The Colombian peace process is an outstanding example of how much support the United Nations can provide when the Security Council is 'firmly united', a senior UN envoy said on Friday, calling for the 15-member body's continued commitment as the country works to overcome secure lasting peace.

How the Trump Administration is Eviscerating the Federal Government
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-19
The federal government is by no means a perfect organization. It mirrors society. Yet it is the only saving grace that prevents the collapse of society under the stress of capitalism. It funds the military establishment and provides socialist medical care to its veteran soldiers — and members of Congress. The federal government also employs…

"We are what America looks like": The trials of 'the Squad'
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-19
"Our squad is big. Our squad includes any person committed to building a more equitable and just world and that is the work we want to get back to." -Ayanna Pressley One of the most disturbing things about the harsh criticism directed at four new members of the U.S. Congress is where the most recent …

Trump's a Racist—But We Knew That. Now What?
John Atcheson | commondreams.org | 2019-07-19
Trump's racist rant about four freshman congresswomen of color is getting a lot of play in the press and from Democrats. They're doing everything they can to get the fact that Trump is a racist into the headlines and on the news. But really, didn't we already know this? Trump threw the dog whistle away a long time ago, and he's been making explicit what had been for 40 years the implicit racism of the Republican Party.

A Trump Plan Would Throw 55,000 Children Out of Their Homes
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-19
| In 1968 — just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination — Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA. | The law secured everyone's right to housing regardless of race, national origin, disability, familial status, sex, or religion. The FHA protects people from discrimination when they're renting, getting a mortgage, or seeking housing assistance — including applying for public housing or housing vouchers. | Now the Trump administration is going against that legacy, propos…

Is Trump a Racist?
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-19
President Donald Trump has once again stepped into the doggy-doo of comments that point to being a racist. Tweeted Trump: So interesting to see "Progressive" Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a …

US House chaplain holds EXORCISM after 'spirits of darkness' engulf proceedings
rt.com | 2019-07-19
The House chaplain has staged an emergency prayer intervention in Congress to cast out the "spirits of darkness" he blames for the turmoil that seized the chamber during the vote to condemn the president's tweets for 'racism.' | …

Will the Afghan Peace Agreement be a Face-Saving Fig Leaf?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-19
Afghanistan is making progress for a peace agreement, but such an agreement will not necessarily mean an end to war or even assure the Afghan government's survival, says Matthew Hoh…

Venezuela: Trump diverts Central America aid to Guaido as EU threatens more sanctions
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-19
United States President Donald Trump's administration is reportedly diverting more than US$40 million in aid destined for Central America to the Venezuelan opposition. | According to the Los Angeles Times, a memo from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) was handed to Congress on July 11 saying that $41.9 million was being handed to self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido and his team. The memo argued that there is an "exigent" crisis involving US "national…

With Petition to Congress, 100,000+ People Demand Green New Deal 'That Fixes Our Food System'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-19
A coalition of environmental, farmworker, public health, and food safety advocacy groups on Thursday delivered to Congress a petition signed by more than 100,000 people which calls for a Green New Deal "that fixes our food system" to combat the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/farmers_0.jpg

"It Is Not Just War. It Is Life": Acclaimed Doc "For Sama" Offers Rare Glimpse into War-Torn Syria
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-18
We look at the award-winning documentary feature titled "For Sama," a devastating account of war-torn Syria told through the eyes of director Waad al-Kateab. She filmed hundreds of hours of footage in her native Aleppo to create a stunning depiction of life during wartime. Amid airstrikes and attacks on hospitals, Waad falls in love with one of the last remaining doctors in Aleppo, gets married and has a baby girl, Sama, to whom the film is dedicated. When protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad first began in 2011, Waad al-Kateab was a young economics student who began filming on a cellphone. Fo…

Video: Waiting for New Idlib Offensive. US Continues to Provide Syria Rebels with Weapons and Military Supplies
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-18
The situation in northwestern Hama and along the entire contact line around the Idlib de-escalation zone has remained stable but tense during the past week. The Syrian Arab Army, the Tiger Forces and their allies have repeatedly engaged in local …

Carnage must stop in northwest Syria demands Lowcock, as attacks intensify
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-18
After 80 days of intensifying attacks, many on health facilities, "the carnage must stop" in northwest Syria, said the UN relief chief on Thursday, noting that more than 70 civilians had been killed this month alone across the last rebel-held enclave of the country.

Chuck Schumer, in Meeting With Progressive Caucus, Said He Was Surprised House Democrats Waved Through the Senate Border Bill
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-07-18
The Senate minority leader said he had expected the House to pass a stronger bill, after which the two chambers would negotiate a compromise.

Travels in the South
Michele Willens | thenation.com | 2019-07-18
Travels in the South…

Stronger partnerships with post-conflict countries needed to ensure 'path towards durable peace': UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-18
As UN missions are drawn down and eventually closed, stronger partnerships are needed to ensure that countries recovering from conflict can transition successfully to a phase of durable peace and development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday.

Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-07-18
Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …

Yemen: UN Envoy 'guilty' of optimistic hope that war is 'nearing the end'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-18
With Yemen once again at a "crucial moment" the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday that despite the dangers of being over optimistic, he could not help thinking the country could finally be "nearing the end of its war."

Hawaii: Hundreds Protest Telescope Project
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-18
Hundreds of Hawaiian protesters, led by a group of Native Hawaiian elders, were able to deter the construction of a giant telescope by gathering Wednesday at the entrance of the site where the observatory is supposed to be built. | RELATED: | US: 11 Die in Hawaii Plane Crash | "We are here on the slopes of Mauna Kea doing what is necessary to protect our land, our sacred space," protest organizer Andrew Perez told a local media. |…

Right-wing Labour MPs use Trump's racism for their own advantage
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-07-18
Donald Trump and his supporters have sunk even further into vile racism. On 14 July, Trump issued a series of racist tweets. He told four progressive congresswomen of colour to "go back and help fix" their "broken and crime infested" countries. | Since then, his supporters have pushed the racist attacks against congresswo…

House votes to block Saudi arms sales in face of Trump's veto threat
rt.com | 2019-07-18
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday sided with the Senate in passing three resolutions to ban sales of precision-guided munitions and other weaponry and technology to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. | …

'SEND HER BACK': Trump crowds have new MAGA chant after 'racist tweet' row
rt.com | 2019-07-18
The crowd at Donald Trump's campaign rally in North Carolina erupted in a raucous chant of 'Send her back!' after the US president fired a fresh broadside at Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. | …

'4 horsewomen' of Dem 'squad' poll low amid Trump tweetfest, but their party is doing even worse
rt.com | 2019-07-18
The four Democratic congresswomen feuding with US President Donald Trump are not polling well nationwide, suggesting the president is right that "a lot of people love" his criticism of the women as anti-American "whack jobs." | …

Schumer, DNC up in arms over face manipulation app created by 'the Russians'
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Accusations about FaceApp, a service for manipulating portraits, have graduated from racism and transphobia to a bona fide national security threat, with Chuck Schumer calling for a formal FBI probe. Because Russia is behind it! | …

Challenging capitalism is the ultimate climate mitigation strategy
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-18
The climate movement both at the international level and within specific countries is quite disparate, meriting a distinction between climate activists per se and climate justice activists. | Representatives of the former include organisations such as the Climate Action Network, Greenpeace, and Al Gore's Climate Reality Project, which emphasise the need for renewables, energy efficiency, and other techno-fixes and attempt to work within the parameters of global capitalism. | Others, such as Friends of the Earth, Climate Justice Action, and various socialist and anarchist groups, are attuned to the enormous social…

Ilhan Omar's bill backs Americans' right to boycott Israel. Here's why it will fail
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has introduced a bill that would protect the right to boycott Israel, apparently related to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. We look at why the legislation is bound to be dead on arrival. | …

Hawaiian protesters arrested trying to block telescope on sacred lands
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Police have arrested dozens of elderly protesters in a crowd of thousands blocking a road to the highest mountain in Hawaii, an ongoing effort to halt the construction of a giant telescope on land considered sacred by natives. | …

'Crisis in Queens': Immigrant from Jamaica announces Republican challenge to AOC in 2020
rt.com | 2019-07-18
A new contender has entered the ring for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's House seat in New York, vowing to take the young congresswoman's spot in 2020 and condemning her for seeking self-promotion over public service. | …

With Support of Just 3 Republicans, House Democrats Pass 'Historic' Raise the Wage Act to Guarantee Workers $15 Minimum Wage
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-18
Progressives in Congress were joined by workers, business owners, and labor rights advocates in celebrating the "historic" passage on Thursday of the Raise the Wage Act, aimed at guaranteeing all American workers a minimum wage of $15. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fight-for-15_2_1.jpg

Ilhan Omar brands Trump 'FASCIST' after 'send her back' chants at his rally
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Rep. Ilhan Omar has accused the US president of being "racist" and of "spewing fascist ideology" after Donald Trump's supporters were heard chanting "send her back" during a rally as he was lambasting the Democratic congresswoman. | …

'I disagreed with it': Trump distances himself from 'SEND HER BACK!' chants
rt.com | 2019-07-18
US President Donald Trump has sought to distance himself from supporters who erupted into a chant of "send her back" about Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a Wednesday rally, saying he "disagreed" with their sentiments. | …

Is Tulsi Gabbard Qualified?
David Swanson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-17
I want Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic Presidential debates because she speaks out against wars. She raises the topic unasked. She wants various wars ended or not launched. She wants impeachment made automatic for presidents who launch wars. What's not to love? I also want Mike Gravel included for the same reason. If anything, he's …

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Ebola now an international Public Health Emergency, young peacemakers, defining moment for Sudan, war crimes fugitives, migrant 'crisis' in Hungary
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-17
In today's Daily Brief: the DR Congo Ebola outbreak is officially declared an international Public Health Emergency; UN Youth Envoy briefs Security Council; an 'exciting and potentially defining' moment for Sudan, says UN adviser; more cooperation's needed to secure arrest of war crimes fugitives; and politicizing the migrant 'crisis' in Hungary…

'Young people care about peace': UN Youth Envoy delivers key message to Security Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-17
After visiting refugee camps in Jordan, UN-backed schools in Gaza, municipalities in Kosovo and Youth Councils in Denmark, the UN's Youth Envoy visited the Security Council on Wednesday with a simple message from the field that "young people care about peace".

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