Daily Archives: January 23, 2020

2020-01-23: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-23). Defamation suit aims to stop Hillary and her 'powerful elite friends' from silencing patriotic Americans, Gabbard says. rt.com Suing Hillary Clinton for defamation is necessary in order to keep the former first lady and her powerful allies from smearing Americans who seek "peace and freedom" for all, Tulsi Gabbard has argued. | The Democratic presidential hopeful released a scathing statement in defense of her suit against Clinton, noting that the former secretary of state's attempt to smear her as "the favorite of the Russians" would have far-reaching consequences if left unchallenged. | "If Hillary Clinton and her allies can successfully destroy my reputation — even though I'm a war veteran and a sitting member of Congress &#15…

WSWS (2020-01-23). Bangladesh prepares to send 100,000 Rohingya refugees to isolated island. wsws.org More than 610,000 refugees currently live in overcrowded, prison-like camps surrounded by barbed-wire fences on Cox's Bazar.

WSWS (2020-01-23). Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for social equality. wsws.org King's conception of a mass democratic movement for civil rights based on the unified action of all the oppressed sections of the population is being replaced with an essentially racialist narrative that presents all of American history in terms of a struggle between whites and blacks.

Orion Danjuma (2020-01-23). Amendment 4 is Still on the Line. Here's What's New. aclu.org The right to vote cannot depend on how much money you have. That's what

Andrew Emett (2020-01-23). Cleveland cop sentenced to prison for urinating on girl at bus stop. nationofchange.org Common Pleas Court Judge Wanda Jones and Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Jennifer Driscoll criticized the Euclid Police Department for not taking the girl's report seriously at first.

WSWS (2020-01-23). Norwood Jewell begins 15-month sentence in minimum-security prison for role in UAW bribery scheme. wsws.org Norwood Jewell will spend 15 months in a cottage in a minimum security prison nicknamed "the University."

Labor Video Project (2020-01-23). SF Treasure Island Former Residents File Suit For Contamination /Injuries & For Shutdown. indybay.org Former residents of San Francisco Treasure Island filed a lawsuit for their contamination by radioactive and other chemicals on them and their families and for the shutdown of the development project. They also charged there was collusion by government agencies and City, State. and National politicians to push ahead with the multi-billion dollar condo/hotel development.

Staff (2020-01-23). Despite Lawsuit, Activists Find Evidence Plant in Texas Still Polluting Water. truthout.org On the afternoon of January 15, activist Diane Wilson kicked off a

RT (2020-01-22). 'Obvious malicious intent': Tulsi Gabbard hits Clinton with defamation suit over 'Russian asset' smear. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard is suing two-time White House runner-up Hillary Clinton over her claim that Gabbard was a "Russian asset," alleging that the lie hurt not just her campaign but the entire election. | Clinton "lied about her perceived rival Tulsi Gabbard… publicly, unambiguously, and with obvious malicious intent" when she claimed Gabbard was "the favorite of the Russians," the campaign alleges in the

Staff (2020-01-22). The Trump Administration Just Opened a New Immigrant Prison in Rural Michigan. truthout.org From his office at the Cristo Rey Church in Lansing, Mich., Oscar Castañeda runs a campaign against a new federal immigrant prison, part of President Donald Trump's escalation of immigration enforcement. | In May 2019, the Trump administration awarded a

WSWS (2020-01-22). Brazil's Bolsonaro government charges journalist Glenn Greenwald with "cybercrimes" wsws.org The trumped-up charges against Greenwald by Bolsonaro's fascistic government are of a piece with the global assault on free speech and democratic rights and the jailing of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.

Louise Melling (2020-01-22). The National Archives Doctored A Women's March Photo Critical of Trump. We're Demanding Answers. aclu.org "God hates Trump." | "If my vagina could shoot bullets, it'd be less REGULATED." | "Trump & GOP — Hands Off." | "This pussy grabs back." | Last week, the Washington Post

Jessica Arons (2020-01-22). 47 Years Later, We're Fighting to Make Roe a Reality Everywhere. aclu.org Today we commemorate the 47th | anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the | landmark Supreme Court case that recognized a constitutional right to abortion. | In the nearly five decades since, the decision has weathered numerous storms | and faced plenty of erosion, leaving too many without meaningful access to | abortion care. But 2020 could be its most consequential year yet. | This spring, the Supreme Court will hear | arguments in June Medical | Services v. Gee and could uphold state abortion re…

IMEMC News (2020-01-22). Soldiers Assault A Palestinian Child Hours After His Release From Prison. imemc.org Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian child just a few hours after his release from a detention facility. The Head of the Palestinian Association for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners, Mohammad Hamida, said the soldiers, stationed at the Container military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, repeatedly assaulted the child, identified as …

Jacob G. Hornberger (2020-01-22). Egypt and the Destruction of Civil Liberties in America. counterpunch.org There are lots of things wrong with the conviction and incarceration of 54-year-old Mustafa Kassem, who died last week in Egypt. Kassen was an American citizen who drove a taxi in New York City. He had two children. In 2013, the Egyptian military ousted the democratically elected president of the country, which reestablished its omnipotent

Staff (2020-01-22). Tulsi Gabbard Files Defamation Suit Against Hillary Clinton. truthdig.com NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday over an interview in which Clinton appeared to call Gabbard "the favorite of the Russians." | Gabbard, a Hawaii congresswoman, said in her lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan that Clinton's comments in a podcast last year in which she suggested that Gabbard was being groomed by Russia to be a third-party candidate were based on either her own imagination or "extremely dubious conspiracy theories" that any reasonable person would know to be "inherently and objectively unreliable.

teleSUR (2020-01-22). Canada: One-Third of Prison Population is Indigenous. telesurenglish.net Though Indigenous people account for only five percent of the general Canadian population, they represent more than 30 percent of the detainees in the country's prisons, a RELATED: | The correctional investigator of Canada Ivan Zinger described what he called "the Indigenization of Cana…

Maha Hilal (2020-01-22). Guantanamo: An Enduring Symbol of US Islamophobia. globalresearch.ca Nothing hits you harder than realising you've been singled out for differential treatment. | This is how I felt as a Muslim American when I learned about the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. It was 2002, and what would …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-01-22). Brazil's Greenwald Prosecution Evokes Assange's Continued Imprisonment in UK, Say Advocates. commondreams.org "Shame on everyone including many journalists and Trump supporters who tried to defend the indictment of Assange." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/free_assange_0.jpg

Staff (2020-01-21). Voting Rights Advocate: The Impeachment of Trump Is Needed to Protect Our Elections & Democracy. democracynow.org The impeachment trial begins its proceedings in the Senate today amid accusations of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempting to rush the impeachment process. Senators will have 16 hours for questions and four hours for debate, after 24 hours for opening arguments on each side. We speak with Rick Perlstein, historian and author, and Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Clarke says that thanks to the rules set by McConnell, Trump's impeachment trial could be over within a week, with much of the debate taking place in the evening. The proces…

Carol Rose (2020-01-21). CBP Deported an Iranian Student With Valid Visa, Defying Court Order. aclu.org Last night, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deported an Iranian student with a valid visa, despite a federal court order prohibiting his removal. | Shahab Dehghani arrived at Boston Logan Airport on Sunday, January 19 to study at Northeastern University, where he was enrolled. Customs officials detained him and questioned him for hours, abruptly revoking his student visa, which the State Department granted after a year of intense vetting. | As CBP tried to put Shahab on the next available flight, supporters and friends gathered at night in the arrivals hall at Logan to demand that CBP stop deporting…

Ayelet Waldman (2020-01-21). "Fight of the Century" Looks at 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases. aclu.org Liberty and equality are everywhere under attack. And that's why the work of the American Civil Liberties Union feels more precious to us than ever before. The ACLU lawyers and staff are the brave souls who suit up, blast off, and do what they can to divert and repel all those incoming meteors, or blow them right out of the sky. We admire them. We admire them the way you must admire people who devote themselves to doing, to the utmost of their ability, any thankless, impossible, and absolutely essential job. | Liberty and justice for all. We used to stand up with our classmates | every morning and timelessly…

IMEMC News (2020-01-21). PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank" imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, and buildings, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers abducted nine Palestinians from their homes in several …

Staff (2020-01-20). SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words. democracynow.org Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which he delivered at New York City's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, "I've Been to…

Fight Back (2020-01-20). Embassy Protectors speak out in Fort Lauderdale. fightbacknews.org Fort Lauderdale, FL — Over 60 people from South Florida's tri-county area gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church of Fort Lauderdale to hear a panel and question-and-answer session featuring anti-war activists Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. Zeese and Flowers are two of the four Embassy Protector activists who spent 37 days protecting international law and peace within the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. They are currently facing bogus federal charges brought by the Trump administration that, if convicted, would mean up to one year in prison and $100,000 fines each. | Also on th…

IMEMC News & Agencies (2020-01-20). Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More. imemc.org Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. | In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented.

Eds. (2020-01-20). The ‚ÄãJuliana ‚Äã21 continue to fight for justice in the biggest climate lawsuit in America. mronline.org Decision of Divided Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds primarily for Juliana ‚Äãplaintiffs, but holds Federal Judiciary can do nothing to stop the U.S. Government in causing climate change and harming children. |

Brigitte Amiri (2020-01-17). The Supreme Court Takes Up the Issue of Birth Control Coverage — Again. aclu.org The Supreme Court just announced that it will hear | yet another case about the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) birth control coverage | requirement. If you are experiencing déjà vu, you are not alone. Court battles | over the birth control coverage requirement have been raging for almost a | decade. How did we get here? | 2012: | The Birth Control Benefit is Established | Congress passed the Women's Health Amendment to the | ACA to try to close the disparity in health care costs that women have | historically experienced. In 2012, the independent, nonpartisan Institute of | Medicine was tasked with determining wh…

Abdullah Hasan (2020-01-17). 2019 Proved We Can Stop Face Recognition Surveillance. aclu.org This piece originally appeared on In 2019, we proved face recognition surveillance isn't | inevitable. Now, it's time for Congress to rein in the technology once and for | all. | Last year, communities banded together to prove that they | can — and will — defend their privacy rights. As part of ACLU-led campaigns, three | California cities — Francisco,…

Kate Oh (2020-01-16). The White House's Dangerously Expansive Views on Trump's Powers That You Can't See. aclu.org A basic legal consensus about our democracy is that the Constitution assigns the "

Staff (2020-01-16). Headlines for January 16, 2020. democracynow.org House Lawmakers Deliver Articles of Impeachment to Senate, Ex-Giuliani Associate Says Trump Knew of Ukraine Pressure Campaign, U.S. Troops Resume Iraq Operations Despite Parliament's Expulsion Order, Afghan Reconstruction Watchdog Tells Congress of U.S. "Mendacity" and "Lies", Trump Signs "Phase 1" Agreement with China, Easing Trade War, Russian Government Resigns as Vladimir Putin Seeks to Retain Power Beyond 2024, At Least 21 Killed in Idlib Amid Syrian, Russian Airstrikes, Court Blocks Trump Order Allowing Local Leaders to Refuse Refugees, ACLU Sues to End Trump's Policy of Sending Asylum Seekers to Guatemala,…

Michele Goodwin (2020-01-16). Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional. aclu.org The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…

splcenter (2020-01-10). Weekend Read: SPLC sues Trump administration over family separation policy. splcenter.org The SPLC and its allies have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration policy that has separated and traumatized thousands of migrant families.

splcenter (2020-01-09). Despite horrific prison stay, a mother comes to understand her addiction. splcenter.org When Shanna Rainey was a mother to two young children, she began using methamphetamine.

splcenter (2020-01-06). Former Head of Identity Evropa Taken Into Custody for Contempt of Court. splcenter.org Elliott Kline, the onetime leader of Identity Evropa, is in federal custody after being found in contempt of court for failing to cooperate in a civil lawsuit stemming from the violent "Unite the Right" rally.

Luiz ignacio lula Da silva (2019-12-28). Prison gave me a greater will to fight. zcomm.org Interview on the reality that Brazil is experiencing and the social protests that have occurred in several Latin American countries…

Will Tucker (2019-12-16). He spent 36 years in prison because he stole $100 in cash and $4 in food stamps. Now Willie Parker is free. splcenter.org It was pouring rain the day Willie Parker left William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility after 36 years in prison.

Marjorie Cohn (2019-12-02). Civil Rights Are on the Chopping Block in New Supreme Court Term. zcomm.org Hello, A very small proportion of ZNet content is available only to Sustainers. You can become a sustainer for a small repeating donation – monthly or yearly via the links for Sustaining, or Donating, available on the top page of ZNet.

2020-01-23: Social Media Postees

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Bangladesh prepares to send 100,000 Rohingya refugees to isolated island
wsws.org | 2020-01-23
More than 610,000 refugees currently live in overcrowded, prison-like camps surrounded by barbed-wire fences on Cox's Bazar.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/23/rohi-j23.html

Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for social equality
wsws.org | 2020-01-23
King's conception of a mass democratic movement for civil rights based on the unified action of all the oppressed sections of the population is being replaced with an essentially racialist narrative that presents all of American history in terms of a struggle between whites and blacks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/23/king-j23.html

Amendment 4 is Still on the Line. Here's What's New
Orion Danjuma | aclu.org | 2020-01-23
The right to vote cannot depend on how much money you have. That's what a federal court ruled in October, when it blocked Florida's attempt to force returning citizens

The Paradox of Populism
Russell Rickford | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-23
For those of us who wish to see a world beyond inequality and oppression, and who believe popular movements are key to achieving it, the past decade has been dizzying. We witnessed extraordinary upsurges on the left, including the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the Bernie Sanders campaign, the spectacular growth of…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/23/the-paradox-of-populism/

Defamation suit aims to stop Hillary and her 'powerful elite friends' from silencing patriotic Americans, Gabbard says
rt.com | 2020-01-23
Suing Hillary Clinton for defamation is necessary in order to keep the former first lady and her powerful allies from smearing Americans who seek "peace and freedom" for all, Tulsi Gabbard has argued. | The Democratic presidential hopeful released a scathing statement in defense of her suit against Clinton, noting that the former secretary of state's attempt to smear her as "the favorite of the Russians" would have far-reaching consequences if left unchallenged. | "If Hillary Clinton and her allies can successfully destroy my reputation

Defamation suit aims to stop Hillary and her 'powerful elite friends' from silencing patriotic Americans, Gabbard says
rt.com | 2020-01-23
Suing Hillary Clinton for defamation is necessary in order to keep the former first lady and her powerful allies from smearing Americans who seek "peace and freedom" for all, Tulsi Gabbard has argued. | The Democratic presidential hopeful released a scathing statement in defense of her suit against Clinton, noting that the former secretary of state's attempt to smear her as "the favorite of the Russians" would have far-reaching consequences if left unchallenged. | "If Hillary Clinton and her allies can successfully destroy my reputation

Cleveland cop sentenced to prison for urinating on girl at bus stop
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-01-23
Common Pleas Court Judge Wanda Jones and Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Jennifer Driscoll criticized the Euclid Police Department for not taking the girl's report seriously at first.
nationofchange.org/2020/01/23/cleveland-cop-sentenced-to-prison-for-urinating-on-girl-at-bus-stop/

Norwood Jewell begins 15-month sentence in minimum-security prison for role in UAW bribery scheme
wsws.org | 2020-01-23
Norwood Jewell will spend 15 months in a cottage in a minimum security prison nicknamed "the University."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/23/jewe-j23.html

SF Treasure Island Former Residents File Suit For Contamination /Injuries & For Shutdown
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-01-23
Former residents of San Francisco Treasure Island filed a lawsuit for their contamination by radioactive and other chemicals on them and their families and for the shutdown of the development project. They also charged there was collusion by government agencies and City, State. and National politicians to push ahead with the multi-billion dollar condo/hotel development.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/21/18829990.php

Despite Lawsuit, Activists Find Evidence Plant in Texas Still Polluting Water
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-23
On the afternoon of January 15, activist Diane Wilson kicked off a San Antonio Estuary Waterkeeper meeting on the side of the road across from a Formosa plastics manufacturing plant in Point Comfort, Texas. After Wilson and the waterkeeper successfully sued Formosa, the company agreed to no longer release even one of the tiny plastic pellets known as nurdles in…
truthout.org/articles/despite-lawsuit-activists-find-evidence-plant-in-texas-still-polluting-water/

SF Treasure Island Former Residents File Suit For Contamination /Injuries & For Shutdown
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-01-23
Former residents of San Francisco Treasure Island filed a lawsuit for their contamination by radioactive and other chemicals on them and their families and for the shutdown of the development project. They also charged there was collusion by government agencies and City, State. and National politicians to push ahead with the multi-billion dollar condo/hotel development.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/21/18829990.php

The Trump Administration Just Opened a New Immigrant Prison in Rural Michigan
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-22
From his office at the Cristo Rey Church in Lansing, Mich., Oscar Castañeda runs a campaign against a new federal immigrant prison, part of President Donald Trump's escalation of immigration enforcement. | In May 2019, the Trump administration awarded a ten-year, $398 million contract to The GEO Group, the largest private prison corporation in the country, to reopen a shu…
truthout.org/articles/the-trump-administration-just-opened-a-new-immigrant-prison-in-rural-michigan/

Brazil's Bolsonaro government charges journalist Glenn Greenwald with "cybercrimes"
wsws.org | 2020-01-22
The trumped-up charges against Greenwald by Bolsonaro's fascistic government are of a piece with the global assault on free speech and democratic rights and the jailing of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/22/gree-j22.html

The National Archives Doctored A Women's March Photo Critical of Trump. We're Demanding Answers
Louise Melling | aclu.org | 2020-01-22
"God hates Trump." | "If my vagina could shoot bullets, it'd be less REGULATED." | "Trump & GOP

47 Years Later, We're Fighting to Make Roe a Reality Everywhere
Jessica Arons | aclu.org | 2020-01-22
Today we commemorate the 47th | anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the | landmark Supreme Court case that recognized a constitutional right to abortion. | In the nearly five decades since, the decision has weathered numerous storms | and faced plenty of erosion, leaving too many without meaningful access to | abortion care. But 2020 could be its most consequential year yet. | This spring, the Supreme Court will hear | arguments in June Medical | Services v. Gee and could uphold state abortion re…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/47-years-later-were-fighting-to-make-roe-a-reality-everywhere

Soldiers Assault A Palestinian Child Hours After His Release From Prison
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-22
Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian child just a few hours after his release from a detention facility. The Head of the Palestinian Association for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners, Mohammad Hamida, said the soldiers, stationed at the Container military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, repeatedly assaulted the child, identified as …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-assault-a-palestinian-child-hours-after-his-release-from-prison/

Egypt and the Destruction of Civil Liberties in America
Jacob G. Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-22
There are lots of things wrong with the conviction and incarceration of 54-year-old Mustafa Kassem, who died last week in Egypt. Kassen was an American citizen who drove a taxi in New York City. He had two children. In 2013, the Egyptian military ousted the democratically elected president of the country, which reestablished its omnipotent…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/22/egypt-and-the-destruction-of-civil-liberties-in-america/

Egypt and the Destruction of Civil Liberties in America
Jacob G. Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-22
There are lots of things wrong with the conviction and incarceration of 54-year-old Mustafa Kassem, who died last week in Egypt. Kassen was an American citizen who drove a taxi in New York City. He had two children. In 2013, the Egyptian military ousted the democratically elected president of the country, which reestablished its omnipotent…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/22/egypt-and-the-destruction-of-civil-liberties-in-america/

'Obvious malicious intent': Tulsi Gabbard hits Clinton with defamation suit over 'Russian asset' smear
rt.com | 2020-01-22
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard is suing two-time White House runner-up Hillary Clinton over her claim that Gabbard was a "Russian asset," alleging that the lie hurt not just her campaign but the entire election. | Clinton "lied about her perceived rival Tulsi Gabbard… publicly, unambiguously, and with obvious malicious intent" when she claimed Gabbard was "the favorite of the Russians," the campaign alleges in the suit, filed on Wednesday in the federal Southern Di…
rt.com/usa/478916-tulsi-russian-asset-clinton-lawsuit/

Tulsi Gabbard Files Defamation Suit Against Hillary Clinton
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-22
NEW YORK

Guantanamo: An Enduring Symbol of US Islamophobia
Maha Hilal | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-22
Nothing hits you harder than realising you've been singled out for differential treatment. | This is how I felt as a Muslim American when I learned about the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. It was 2002, and what would …
globalresearch.ca/guantanamo-symbol-us-islamophobia/5701387

Canada: One-Third of Prison Population is Indigenous
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-22
Though Indigenous people account for only five percent of the general Canadian population, they represent more than 30 percent of the detainees in the country's prisons, a report released Tuesday by a federal watchdog revealed. | RELATED: | Deportations of Migrant Families in US Rose by 110% in 2019 | The correctional investigator of Canada Ivan Zinger described what he called "the Indigenization of Cana…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indigenous-in-Canada-Make-up-One-Third-of-Prison-Population-20200122-0012.html

Brazil's Greenwald Prosecution Evokes Assange's Continued Imprisonment in UK, Say Advocates
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-22
"Shame on everyone including many journalists and Trump supporters who tried to defend the indictment of Assange." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/free_assange_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/22/brazils-greenwald-prosecution-evokes-assanges-continued-imprisonment-uk-say?cd-origin=rss

Brazil's Greenwald Prosecution Evokes Assange's Continued Imprisonment in UK, Say Advocates
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-22
"Shame on everyone including many journalists and Trump supporters who tried to defend the indictment of Assange." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/free_assange_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/22/brazils-greenwald-prosecution-evokes-assanges-continued-imprisonment-uk-say?cd-origin=rss

telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-21
A 16-year-old is the latest person to die in one of Libya's detention centers where refugees and migrants are jailed indefinitely after they are sent back to the war-ravaged country by the European Union-funded coastguard, The Guardian reported. | RELATED: | Almost 1,000 Migrants Returned to Libya This Year Already: IOM | Adal Debretsion, an Eritre…
telesurenglish.net/news/A-Teenage-Boy-Is-the-Latest-Victim-of-Libyas-Migrants-Centers-20200121-0019.html

CBP Deported an Iranian Student With Valid Visa, Defying Court Order
Carol Rose | aclu.org | 2020-01-21
Last night, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deported an Iranian student with a valid visa, despite a federal court order prohibiting his removal. | Shahab Dehghani arrived at Boston Logan Airport on Sunday, January 19 to study at Northeastern University, where he was enrolled. Customs officials detained him and questioned him for hours, abruptly revoking his student visa, which the State Department granted after a year of intense vetting. | As CBP tried to put Shahab on the next available flight, supporters and friends gathered at night in the arrivals hall at Logan to demand that CBP stop deporting…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/cbp-deported-an-iranian-student-with-valid-visa-defying-court-order

Voting Rights Advocate: The Impeachment of Trump Is Needed to Protect Our Elections & Democracy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-21
The impeachment trial begins its proceedings in the Senate today amid accusations of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempting to rush the impeachment process. Senators will have 16 hours for questions and four hours for debate, after 24 hours for opening arguments on each side. We speak with Rick Perlstein, historian and author, and Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Clarke says that thanks to the rules set by McConnell, Trump's impeachment trial could be over within a week, with much of the debate taking place in the evening. The proces…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/21/trump_impeachment_trial_us_senate_pt2

"Fight of the Century" Looks at 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases
Ayelet Waldman | aclu.org | 2020-01-21
Liberty and equality are everywhere under attack. And that's why the work of the American Civil Liberties Union feels more precious to us than ever before. The ACLU lawyers and staff are the brave souls who suit up, blast off, and do what they can to divert and repel all those incoming meteors, or blow them right out of the sky. We admire them. We admire them the way you must admire people who devote themselves to doing, to the utmost of their ability, any thankless, impossible, and absolutely essential job. | Liberty and justice for all. We used to stand up with our classmates | every morning and timelessly…
aclu.org/news/free-speech/fight-of-the-century-looks-at-100-years-of-landmark-aclu-cases

PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-21
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, and buildings, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers abducted nine Palestinians from their homes in several …
imemc.org/article/pps-israeli-soldiers-abduct-sixteen-palestinians-in-west-bank/

Embassy Protectors speak out in Fort Lauderdale
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-20
Fort Lauderdale, FL

SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-20
Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which he delivered at New York City's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, "I've Been to…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/20/special_dr_martin_luther_king_jr

Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-20
Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. | In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented.
imemc.org/article/severe-torture-in-israeli-prisons-targets-palestinian-steadfastness-walid-hanatsheh-samer-arbeed-mays-abu-ghosh-and-more/

The ‚ÄãJuliana ‚Äã21 continue to fight for justice in the biggest climate lawsuit in America
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-01-20
Decision of Divided Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds primarily for Juliana ‚Äãplaintiffs, but holds Federal Judiciary can do nothing to stop the U.S. Government in causing climate change and harming children. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/01/20/the-%e2%80%8bjuliana-%e2%80%8b21-continue-to-fight-for-justice-in-the-biggest-climate-lawsuit-in-america/

2019 Proved We Can Stop Face Recognition Surveillance
Abdullah Hasan | aclu.org | 2020-01-17
This piece originally appeared on Fast Company. | In 2019, we proved face recognition surveillance isn't | inevitable. Now, it's time for Congress to rein in the technology once and for | all. | Last year, communities banded together to prove that they | can

Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional
Michele Goodwin | aclu.org | 2020-01-16
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/arkansas-legislators-attack-on-abortion-is-unconstitutional

The White House's Dangerously Expansive Views on Trump's Powers That You Can't See
Kate Oh | aclu.org | 2020-01-16
A basic legal consensus about our democracy is that the Constitution assigns the " power of the purse" to Congress. Turning this edict on its head, White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) lawyers reportedly concocted a legal theory that President Trump can override Congress's foreign policy spending decisions enshrined in law. If such a dangerously expansive proposal exists as a full legal opinion, it…
aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/the-white-houses-dangerously-expansive-views-on-trumps-powers-that-you-cant-see

Weekend Read: SPLC sues Trump administration over family separation policy
splcenter.org | 2020-01-10
The SPLC and its allies have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration policy that has separated and traumatized thousands of migrant families.
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/11/weekend-read-splc-sues-trump-administration-over-family-separation-policy

Despite horrific prison stay, a mother comes to understand her addiction
splcenter.org | 2020-01-09
When Shanna Rainey was a mother to two young children, she began using methamphetamine.
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/15/despite-horrific-prison-stay-mother-comes-understand-her-addiction

Former Head of Identity Evropa Taken Into Custody for Contempt of Court
splcenter.org | 2020-01-06
Elliott Kline, the onetime leader of Identity Evropa, is in federal custody after being found in contempt of court for failing to cooperate in a civil lawsuit stemming from the violent "Unite the Right" rally.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/01/06/former-head-identity-evropa-taken-custody-contempt-court

Prison gave me a greater will to fight
Luiz ignacio lula Da silva | zcomm.org | 2019-12-28
Interview on the reality that Brazil is experiencing and the social protests that have occurred in several Latin American countries…
zcomm.org/zvideo/prison-gave-me-a-greater-will-to-fight/