2020-02-12: Social Media Postees

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Mumbai raid suspect that left 150+ people killed sentenced to 5 years in Pakistan for financing terrorism
rt.com | 2020-02-12
A Pakistani court in has sentenced notorious militant commander Hafiz Saeed to prison terms in two cases of terrorism funding. The man is considered to be the mastermind of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. | The anti-terrorism court in Lahore on Wednesday slapped Saeed with two prison sentences of five years and six months, which he will be allowed to serve concurrently. He was also ordered to pay small fines in each case. The guilty verdict in both cases was received last Thursday, the newspaper Dawn reported. | Also on rt.com

Der Spiegel is Citing Andy Ngo's Race-Scientist Ex-Editor to Attack Me and I'm Not Even Jewish: As the CEO of Antifa, I Must Object
Barrett Brown | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-12
Europe's most widely-circulated news magazine, Der Spiegel, has a new piece up entitled "The Man Behind the Mask" that I was curious to read since it turns out to be about me. And to judge from the sub-headline, I've really let myself go: Journalist Barrett Brown supported the hacker collective Anonymous and was jailed for…

Put me on trial, defiant Salvini says in Italian migrant boat case
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-12
Senators were due to vote during the day on whether to lift Salvini's immunity after magistrates said they wanted to charge him for refusing to let a group of migrants dock last July as he waited for other European Union states to agree to take them in.Salvini, an anti-immigrant populist who was serving as interior minister at the time, could eventually face up to 15 years in jail if found guilty at the end of Italy's tortuous legal process which normally takes years.Conviction could also bar him from political office, dashing his ambitions to lead a future government.With the vote in parliament almost certain to…

Kuwait 'Pays Lip Service' to Human Rights as UN Delegates Urge Action Amid Lazareva Ruling – Lawyer
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-12
Delegates from the international community have urged a key Gulf nation to review and improve its human rights record following a ruling in November which condemned a prominent Russian businesswoman to 22 years hard labour, sparking criticisms over the country's history of arbitrary detention and persecution of foreign nationals.

Pelosi Slams Trump's Alleged 'Political Interference' in Roger Stone Case, Says DoJ Should Be Probed
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-12
Earlier, four prosecutors resigned from Stone's case that they were working on shortly after President Donald Trump criticised their decision to recommend a prison sentence of between seven and nine years for the veteran political consultant.

'Case All About Trump': Microsoft Rips Amazon's 'Sensationalist & Politicised Rhetoric' on DoD Deal
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-12
Multinational tech giant Amazon filed a lawsuit in November protesting the Pentagon's decision to give a large-scale contract to Microsoft, fuming it had fallen victim to "unmistakable bias".

ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Consumers Challenge Trump Administration Rule That Threatens Insurance Coverage for Abortion
commondreams.org | 2020-02-11

The Trump Administration Wants Health Insurance Companies to Drop Abortion Coverage from Your Insurance Plan
Meagan Burrows | aclu.org | 2020-02-11
From denying | access to abortion | for unaccompanied immigrant minors, to gutting | the Title X | family planning program, to trying to roll | back the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers and universities cover | contr…

Trial of Ecuador's Ex-President Rafael Correa is Under Way
teleSUR-gqc | telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-11
The ex-president of Ecuador Rafael Correa and other members of his administration are under corruption accusations in a judicial process that had the first official audience last February 10, at the National Justice Court in Ecuador and could last until the end of 2020. | RELATED: | Judge Dictates Preventive Detention Against Rafael Correa | The charges are based on alleged millionaire bribes to the former president, the ex-vice-president Jorge Glas, the Legal Secretary to the Pres…

Palestinian Prisoner's Family Informed of Order to Demolish its Home
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-11
The Israeli army, on Tuesday, informed the family of Palestinian detainee, Qassam Barghouthi, of its intention to demolish the family's home in the central West Bank village of Kobar, the Head of Kobar village council, Izzat Badwan, told WAFA. The army told the family that they have until Thursday to …

Four Roger Stone prosecutors quit case as DOJ backs down from 'horrible & unfair' sentencing advice blasted by Trump
rt.com | 2020-02-11
The US Justice Department has reconsidered its recommendation that former Trump advisor Roger Stone serve nine years in prison for lying to Congress, instead deferring to the court, while four of its prosecutors have resigned. | Punishing the self-described "dirty trickster" with seven to nine years in prison "could be considered excessive and unwarranted," prosecutors said in a statement on Tuesday. "Ultimately, the government defers to the Court as to what specific sentence is appropriate." | Wow, Mueller prosecutor Zelinsky withdraws from the Stone case AND includes this footnote(!): | "The Court is advised…

4 Lawyers Quit Case After DOJ Decision on Stone Prison Time
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-11

Maryland unveils statues of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-11
The US state of Maryland has unveiled bronze statues of famed abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass during a ceremony in the State House.The unveiling comes at a time when US states are debating the removal of Confederate monuments.The life-sized statues were dedicated during a special joint session of the Maryland General Assembly in the Old House Chamber, the room where slavery was abolished in the state in 1864."A mark of true greatness is shining light on a system of oppression and having the courage to change it," Adrienne Jones, the state's first black and first female house speaker, said.A br…

Venezuela Announces International Lawsuit Against US
teleSUR, gqc | telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-11
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced on Monday the beginning of an international lawsuit against the U.S. government because of the perjuries caused to national companies. | RELATED: | Venezuela Condemns US Sanctions Against Assembly's New Leadership | During his intervention, in the context of the Great Anti-imperialist March in Caracas, as a support to the Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautic Industries and Air Services and as a response to the arbitrary san…

Sudan to hand over former president to International Criminal Court
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-11
Sudan's transitional authorities and rebel groups have agreed to hand over former president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, including mass killings in Darfur, a top official said.Al-Bashir, who was overthrown by the military last year amid a public uprising, is wanted by the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide related to the Darfur conflict.Since his ousting in April, he has been in jail in Sudan's capital Khartoum on charges of corruption and killing protesters.Mohammed Hassan al-Taishi, a member of the Sovereign Council and a government negotiator, s…

Outpouring of International Solidarity as RCMP Arrest Unist'ot'en Matriarchs
UnistotenCamp | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-11
As of now people in the Healing Center are safe and not being threatened with arrest, and the four brave land defenders from 44 were released today after spending the weekend in jail. Rail lines continue to be blocked and people have poured into the streets, banks, and Government offices outraged by the RCMP's arrest …

Selected Articles: Trump's New Generation of Nuclear Weapons
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-11
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

How Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Broke Through in Iowa
Ronald Newman | aclu.org | 2020-02-10
Our next president | must be committed to protecting and advancing the civil liberties and civil | rights guaranteed to all of us in the Constitution, and the current goal for | our Rights for All campaign is to educate voters on where the candidates stand on these | key issues. We now have most of the results from the Iowa caucuses last week, | and one thing stood out to us: Voters overwhelmingly supported candidates who | made specific commitments to Rights for All policies. | When we launched | the Rights for All effort last year, we were determined to elevate ke…

Journalist Abby Martin Sues State of Georgia Over Law Requiring Pledge of Allegiance to Israel
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-10
"This censorship of my talk based on forced compliance to anti-BDS laws in Georgia is just one level of a nationwide campaign to protect Israel from grassroots pressure."

Hey Clearview, Your Misleading PR Campaign Doesn't Make Your Face Surveillance Product Any Less Dystopian
Jacob Snow | aclu.org | 2020-02-10
In the last few weeks, a company called Clearview has been in the news for marketing a reckless and invasive facial recognition tool to law enforcement. The company claims the tool can identify people in billions of photos nearly instantaneously. And Exhibit A in support of their claim to law enforcement that their app is accurate? An " accuracy test" that Clearview boasts was modeled on the…

Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists: Burchett, Pilger, Assange
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-08
Australia has produced extraordinary journalists across three generations: Wilfred Burchett (deceased in 1983), John Pilger (80 years old but still active) and Julian Assange (48 years old, currently in London's Belmarsh prison). Each of these journalists made unique contributions to our understanding of the world. Although Australia is part of the western world, each of …

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.

Pakistan: Call to release protesters facing terror charges
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-06
civil liberties Susan PriceIssue 1252 Pakistan anti-terror lawsFebruary 6, 2020Twenty-nine people were arrested in Islamabad on January 28 while peacefully protesting the arrest and imprisonment of Manzoor Pashteen, leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM). | Tw…

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…

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…

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

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…

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.

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…

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

Alive and Well: Voter Suppression and Election Mismanagement in Alabama
splcenter.org | 2020-01-24