2020-02-07: Social Media Postees

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The Census Is Not Safe From Donald Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-07
When the Supreme Court ruled in June that the Trump administration could not place a citizenship question on the 2020 census, civil rights advocates breathed a sigh of relief. | Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, called the outcome "a victory for democracy." | "The administration deliberately sought to increase the political power of whites at the expense of already underrepresented communities," Johnson said in a statement. | Trump administration officials h…
truthdig.com/articles/the-census-is-not-safe-from-donald-trump/

Civil Rights Movement memories: Marching from Selma to Montgomery in 1965
Juan Lopez | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-07
The flight to Atlanta was bumpy. I was already apprehensive. I had imagined being on the receiving end of a two-by-four swung wildly by a Southern gentleman of the White Citizens Council. And then, when the plane suddenly plunged downward in what felt like a nosedive, I feared I would soon meet my fate, denying …
peoplesworld.org/article/civil-rights-movement-memories-marching-from-selma-to-montgomery-in-1965/

CBP Lied About Iranian-American Detentions, Leaked Memo Suggests
Scarlet Kim | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection adamantly denied that it was detaining U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents of Iranian descent and interrogating them about their religion and political views. The agency also assured the public that it had …
globalresearch.ca/cbp-lied-about-iranian-american-detentions-leaked-memo-suggests/5703043

Coronavirus infections TRIPLE on cruise liner quarantined in Japan with thousands of passengers stuck in 'floating prison'
rt.com | 2020-02-07
Dozens of additional passengers aboard a cruise liner in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections on the ship to 61 as 3,700 people remain trapped on the quarantined vessel. | Stuck at the port of Yokohama since earlier this week, the ship's 3,700 passengers and crew face weeks of quarantine as medical workers test for signs of the deadly contagion. The ship is now like a "floating prison," one passenger said on social media, where haunting images have emerged showing its abandoned halls, once bustling with activity. | Of the thousands of passengers on board, 273 h…
rt.com/news/480277-japan-diamond-princess-coronavirus/

Discrimination Isn't Helping to Contain the Coronavirus
JN Chien | thenation.com | 2020-02-07
Discrimination Isn't Helping to Contain the Coronavirus…
thenation.com/article/world/coronavirus-xenophobia-hong-kong/

Delhi Court Rejects Plea Seeking Fresh Death Warrant for 'Nirbhaya' Gang Rape Convicts
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-07
New Delhi (Sputnik): The jail authorities in Delhi were seeking a fresh death warrant against the four convicts sentenced to death for the rape and grievous injury of a 23-year-old woman eight years ago. The woman later died in a Singapore hospital, where she had been taken for specialised treatment.
sputniknews.com/india/202002071078254524-delhi-court-rejects-plea-seeking-fresh-death-warrant-for-nirbhaya-gang-rape-convicts/

'All Journalists at Risk' if Assange Handed to US Jailers
Ben Chacko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-06
All journalists will be at risk if Julian Assange is extradited to the US and jailed for publishing classified information, a packed debate at London's Frontline Club heard today. | Mr Assange faces up to 175 years behind bars if convicted …
globalresearch.ca/all-journalists-risk-assange-handed-us-jailers/5702932

The Government's Nightmare Vision for Face Recognition at Airports and Beyond
Jay Stanley | aclu.org | 2020-02-06
The Department of Homeland Security has a scary vision for expanding face recognition surveillance into our everyday lives, threatening a dystopian future in which the technology is used throughout our public spaces to scrutinize our identity, check us against watchlists, record our movements, and more. Work on building the infrastructure for this pervasive monitoring has already started, with U.
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/the-governments-nightmare-vision-for-face-recognition-at-airports-and-beyond

PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In West Bank"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-06
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, nine Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, after the army invaded and violently searched many homes, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, said the soldiers abducted …
imemc.org/article/pps-israeli-soldiers-abduct-nine-palestinians-in-west-bank-3/

Facebook faces a lawsuit in Canada over refusal to do more to protect users' data
rt.com | 2020-02-06
The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has brought the US company to court after it refused to take measures to protect personal information following a probe that showed it virtually shunned responsibility over users' data. | Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien now seeks Facebook to be declared in violation of Canada's privacy law and legally obliged to rectify "major shortcomings" in its privacy practices. | The lawsuit filed with Canada's Federal Court demands Facebook "implement effective, specific and easily accessible measures to obtain, and ensure it maintains, meaningful consent from all users." It also se…
rt.com/news/480269-canada-lawsuit-facebook-user-data/

Courts to decide fate of climate lawsuits brought against fossil fuel companies by California communities
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-02-06
"Fossil fuel companies knew 40 years ago that their products would lead to stronger storms, rising seas, larger wildfires, and other climate disasters."
nationofchange.org/2020/02/06/courts-to-decide-fate-of-climate-lawsuits-brought-against-fossil-fuel-companies-by-california-communities/

Huawei Sues US Verizon Wireless Co. for Patent Infringement
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-06
China's high-tech firm Huawei Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Texas against U.S. carrier Verizon, seeking compensation for what it said were infringements of its intellectual property rights. | RELATED: | Chinese Huawei Beats Trump's Ban, Makes a $58.3 Billion Profit | Huawei's lawsuit argues that Verizon should pay the Chinese company for its use of a variety of…
telesurenglish.net/news/huawei-goes-sues-verizon-for-patent-infringement-20200206-0007.html

California Communities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies, Demanding State Court Hold Them Accountable for Climate Crisis
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-06
Eight local governments in California called on fossil fuel companies to take responsibility for polluting their cities and contributing to the climate crisis and the effects the resulting extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and heatwaves have already had, following a key federal hearing regarding their lawsuits against the companies. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-46517588011.jpg
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Selected Articles: 'All Journalists at Risk' if Assange Handed to US Jailers
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-06
'All Journalists at Risk' if Assange Handed to US Jailers | By Ben Chacko, February 06, 2020 | All journalists will be at risk if Julian Assange is extradited to the US and jailed for publishing classified information, a packed debate …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-all-journalists-risk-assange-handed-us-jailers/5702965

The Government is Using its Foreign Intelligence Spying Powers for Routine Domestic Investigations
Ashley Gorski | aclu.org | 2020-02-05
More than forty years ago, Congress | gave the executive branch a set of exceptional surveillance powers to pursue | foreign spies on U.S. soil. Now, the government is increasingly relying on those | powers to advance ordinary domestic criminal investigations. | In United States v. | Osseily, a fraud prosecution in California, the government appears to have used | this surveillance

Using Bail as Ransom Violates the Core Tenets of Pretrial Justice
Andrea Woods | aclu.org | 2020-02-05
Rebecca Gill was out of | options. At 39 years old, she was arrested and though not convicted of a crime | and presumed innocent, confined to a jail cell. This happened because of a cash | bail requirement that she couldn't afford. Her friends didn't have extra money | to help, and she was unlikely to see a judge until she'd been in jail for two | full weeks. | Stuck in jail, she was in | jeopardy of losing her job and her driver's license. Losing her license would result | in myriad consequences, such as preventing her from getting to work and making | it more difficult to take care of her son and mother. | T…
aclu.org/news/smart-justice/using-bail-as-ransom-violates-the-core-tenets-of-pretrial-justice

Free Bolivian political prisoner Facundo Molares!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-05
Bolivia suffered a vicious coup d'état on November 10, 2019 that was provoked by right-wing gangs rampaging in the street, traitorous police and military officers, the old guard political elite, and, of course, supported by the United States Embassy. As soon as Evo Morales was elected to a fourth term as president of Bolivia on October 20, with almost 47% of the vote, right-wing elements, centered in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, started a campaign to destabilize the progressive government headed by Evo. | Directly after the results announcing that Morales won in the first round of the presidential election, reactiona…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/5/free-bolivian-political-prisoner-facundo-molares

Witness to a Farce – Watching impeachment through the lens of the New York Times
Dorothee Benz | fair.org | 2020-02-04
Watching the actions of the Trump administration through the lens of the New York Times' coverage has been by turns dumbfounding, disheartening and infuriating. While the white nationalists running our government have rolled out one attack after another on civil rights, civil liberties, the independence of the judiciary, procedural democracy, human rights laws and planetary survival, the "paper of record" has offered a soothing translation of these threats into the familiar language of…
fair.org/home/witness-to-a-farce/

Witness to a Farce – Watching impeachment through the lens of the New York Times
Dorothee Benz | fair.org | 2020-02-04
Watching the actions of the Trump administration through the lens of the New York Times' coverage has been by turns dumbfounding, disheartening and infuriating. While the white nationalists running our government have rolled out one attack after another on civil rights, civil liberties, the independence of the judiciary, procedural democracy, human rights laws and planetary survival, the "paper of record" has offered a soothing translation of these threats into the familiar language of…
fair.org/home/witness-to-a-farce/

Biden Threatens Lawsuit to Halt Release of Real Iowa Caucus Results
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-04
American democracy–ain't it grand?>…

Biden Threatens Lawsuit to Halt Release of Real Iowa Caucus Results

ACLU: Trump Is Expanding His Racist Travel Ban, This Time Targeting Africans
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-03
The Trump administration has expanded its contested travel ban to six additional countries

Block the Vote: Voter Suppression in 2020
Leila Rafei | aclu.org | 2020-02-03
Voting should be as easy and convenient as possible, and in many cases it is. But across the U.S., too many politicians are passing measures making it harder to cast a ballot. The goal is to manipulate political outcomes, and the result is a severely compromised democracy that doesn't reflect the will of the people. Our democracy works best when all eligible voters can participate and have their voices heard. | Suppression efforts range from the seemingly unobstructive, like voter ID laws and cuts to early voting, to mass purges of voter rolls and systemic disenfranchisement. And long before election cycles ev…
aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/block-the-vote-voter-suppression-in-2020

SPLC and the SPLC Action Fund Hire Internationally Renowned Human and Civil Rights Leader as New President and CEO
splcenter.org | 2020-02-02
Margaret Huang brings 25 years of experience advocating against discrimination and oppression around the world.
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/03/splc-and-splc-action-fund-hire-internationally-renowned-human-and-civil-rights-leader-new

The Government Is Trying to Strip Student Workers of the Ability to Unionize
Arianna Demas | aclu.org | 2020-01-30
The federal government recently proposed a rule that would strip graduate student workers of their ability to organize under the National Labor Relations Act, the law that grants most private sector employees the right to engage in collective bargaining. In justifying its proposed rule, the National Labor Relations Board, a government agency, asserted that allowing graduate student a…
aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/the-government-is-trying-to-strip-student-workers-of-the-ability-to-unionize

We're Back in Court this Week Defending Access to Safe Abortion in Kentucky
Amber Duke | aclu.org | 2020-01-29
The ACLU is back | in court today once again to stop Kentucky's attempt to block access to | abortion. We've been here before. Over the past three years, the Kentucky | General Assembly has passed bill after bill that limits

Asylum-Seekers Are Being Abandoned in Guatemala in a New Policy Officials Call a "Total Disaster"
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2020-01-28
In late November, U.S. immigration authorities began | deporting some Central American asylum-seekers to Guatemala under a new | policy that makes it nearly impossible for them to seek asylum in the U.S. | But Guatemalan human rights workers say that their country's | asylum system isn't capable of handling even the relatively small numbers that | have been sent there so far, and that asylum seekers' precarious status in the | country has already pushed many to leave. | "They're preferring to move on…
aclu.org/news/human-rights/asylum-seekers-are-being-abandoned-in-guatemala-in-a-new-policy-officials-call-a-total-disaster

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Civil Liberties Perspective
Jay Stanley | aclu.org | 2020-01-28
The world is watching anxiously to see what happens with the | coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. As scientists and public health | officials in the United States learn more about the virus, and as we all see | how bad the outbreak turns out to be, it is important that public policymaking | remain firmly centered around science. | Unfortunately, our history of reactions to infectious | disease outbreaks suggests that if this outbreak becomes severe, we're likely | to see strong pressure to the contrary. In particular, we can expect three | things: | We can expect some to | panic.: | Unfortu…
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-coronavirus-outbreak-a-civil-liberties-perspective