Daily Archives: March 6, 2020

2020-03-06: News Headlines

Sam Biddle (2020-03-06). ICE Uses a Rigged Algorithm to Keep Arrestees in Detention. zcomm.org The ACLU Says It's Unconstitutional…

commondreams (2020-03-06). ACLU Comment on Scathing New Government Report on Trump Family Separation Policy. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Maria Morris (2020-03-06). Are Our Prisons and Jails Ready for COVID-19? aclu.org The | country and the world face a public health emergency in the new coronavirus | causing COVID-19. The media is filled with concerns about how we will respond. | Will we close schools? Cancel sporting events and other large gatherings? Work | from home? Avoid public transportation? | But | little has been said about one of the most vulnerable sectors of our | population: the people in our prisons and jails. Although people often think of | prisons and jails as closed environments, they are not. Medical staff, correctional | staff, and visitors come from the community into the facilities every day and | then…

Staff (2020-03-06). Voter Suppression Threatens to Take the US Back to Reconstruction Era. truthout.org Janine Jackson interviewed Emory University's Carol Anderson about voter suppression for the Janine Jackson:

commondreams (2020-03-06). Palestinian Rights Organization Challenges Meritless Lawsuit Filed Against It. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2020-03-06). Trump Reelection Campaign Files Libel Suit Against CNN Over 'False' Russia Story. sputniknews.com The reelection campaign of US President Donald Trump filed a libel lawsuit against CNN on Friday alleging the news outlet disseminated "false and defamatory" statements that suggested the president was seeking Russia's assistance in the 2020 presidential election.

sputniknews (2020-03-06). Turkish Delight: Playboy Model Reportedly Facing Jail for Stripping Off in Istanbul Mosque. sputniknews.com The contentious internet diva has long been in the viral news headlines for repeatedly baring it all in very different corners of the world. She started off her sassy antics in Luxor, Egypt, and has since been travelling the world flashing her private parts in Turkey, Israel, the US, and even Iceland.

yenisafak (2020-03-06). Greeks | attack descendants of Syrians who protected their ancestors during | WWII. yenisafak.com As the Syrian civil war continues to rage, it has become quite clear that Europe, where refugee hostility has been on the rise, has quickly forgotten its not-so-distant past.During World War II, hundreds of thousands of Europeans who fled Nazi occupation and Soviet oppression, have sought protection in Middle Eastern countries.There's an abundance of records about migrant ancestors of Greeks who were hosted by Syria during WWII.However, the whole world today is bearing witness to Greece's barbaric attacks against asylum seekers on its borders.Over 12,000 Greek migrants were hosted in camps located in the city of…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-03-06). After Alabama Executes Nathaniel Woods, Ayanna Pressley Leads Fresh Calls for US to Abolish Death Penalty. commondreams.org After the state of Alabama on Thursday night executed 44-year-old Nathaniel Woods despite serious concerns about injustices in his case, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and other lawmakers and civil rights advocates implored Congress to abolish the death penalty nationwide. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12016846891_0.jpg

Global Research News (2020-03-06). Selected Articles: The Pentagon's "Ides of March 2020": Best Month to Go to War? globalresearch.ca 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 …

Naureen Shah (2020-03-05). Trump is Sending Special Forces-style Agents into Pro-Immigrant Cities. aclu.org As part of its governments that choose not to collaborate with Immigration and Customs | Enforcement (ICE), Trump administration officials have confirmed plans for two new tactics in their anti-immigrant | agenda. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will deploy Border Patrol's | special forces-style unit, known as BORTAC, and other Customs and Border | Protection (CBP) agents — dressed in plainclothes [m…

Staff (2020-03-05). New PR Group Pushes Private Prison Industry Talking Points. truthout.org In late 2019, the three largest private prison operators joined forces to establish a new group to push pro-industry talking points to the press and on social media: the Day 1 Alliance. Why is the private prison industry going on the offensive to improve its public image and secure positive earned media? | In the wake of the family separation and detention crisis of summer 2018, a broad array of organizations joined forces under the banners of #FamiliesBelongTogether and #BackersOfHate. This coalition specific…

news.un (2020-03-05). Women and girls still vulnerable to HIV due to gender inequality: UNAIDS. news.un.org Gender discrimination and violence, as well as "huge" gaps in education, are among the factors why women and girls remain vulnerable to HIV, according to the UN agency working to end the AIDS epidemic.

Celine Hagbard (2020-03-05). Israeli Forces Invade West Bank; Abduct 11 Palestinians From Their Homes & Re-arrest Long-Term Prisoner. imemc.org During the nightly invasion of various parts of the West Bank on Thursday, Israeli forces abducted a number of Palestinians who were asleep in bed, and re-arrested one man who had served 18 years. The Israeli authorities played a cruel trick on the man by releasing him, letting him walk …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-03-05). MLK Jr's Son Among Justice Advocates Urging Alabama Governor to Halt Execution of Nathaniel Woods. commondreams.org Civil rights groups and the son of Martin Luther King Jr. are calling on Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey to halt the execution of 44-year-old Nathaniel Woods, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday evening despite serious questions about his guilt and serious concerns about the legal process that led to his sentence. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ivey_woods.jpg

RT (2020-03-04). Super Tuesday round-up: Biden surges, Sanders takes the top prize & Bloomberg quits as complaints of 'voter suppression' mount. rt.com The stage looks set for a drawn-out Democratic contest between an establishment centrist and a socialist agitator, after Super Tuesday voting saw Joe Biden sweep the south while Bernie Sanders claimed the top prize in California. | The biggest voting day in the Democrats' primary calendar, Super Tuesday brings in vote tallies from 14 states, as well as from American Samoa, and has a major impact on shaping the race to nab the party nomination. | So, what happened and what does it all mean? | Biden's (finally) in the game: | After a poor showing in early states like Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, forme…

teleSUR (2020-03-04). One in 20 Girls Aged 15-19 Has Experienced Rape: UNICEF Report. telesurenglish.net Around 13 million, or one in 20 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 worldwide have experienced rape during their lifetime, according to a report published Tuesday by the United Nations' Children's Agency ( RELATED: | Despite progress in many areas, girls and women continue to face violence and discrimination, revealed the U.N. Children's Agency. | The study took…

Celine Hagbard (2020-03-04). Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct 21 Palestinians. imemc.org Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank in pre-dawn raids Wednesday March 4th, abducting 21 Palestinian citizens from their homes while they were asleep in bed. In addition, the troops seized funds from the homes of several freed prisoners. According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, the occupation …

Janine Jackson (2020-03-03). 'We Are Going to Be Back to Where We Were After Reconstruction—Unless We Stop It' – CounterSpin interview with Carol Anderson about voter suppression. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Emory University's Carol Anderson about voter suppression for the Media…

Ashoka Mukpo (2020-03-03). TRAP Laws are the Threat to Abortion Rights You Don't Know About. aclu.org This week, the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a case | that will have wide-reaching consequences for reproductive freedom and abortion | rights in America. It's the first time the Court has weighed those rights since | gaining a new conservative majority with the appointments of Justices Neil | Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. And the stakes are high. | The case that the court will | hear, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, | is being argued by the Center for Reproductive Rights (CCR), and it involves a | law in Louisiana known as a "TRAP" — Targeted Restriction on Abortion | Providers. The detai…

Fight Back (2020-03-03). LA District Attorney Lacey's husband brandishes firearm at Black Lives Matters activists. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – For nearly three years, activists have been trying to get Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey to open her doors to them. This morning, March 2, the front door to Lacey's house was indeed opened, but with a gun pointed at the activists. | In the early morning, numerous activists from Black Lives Matter (BLM) Los Angeles staged a protest outside of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey's house. David Lacey, husband of Jackie Lacey, opened the door, and without warning aimed a gun at the activists. His finger on the trigger, Mr. Lacey repeatedly yelled, "Get off of my porch!" | Dr. Meli…

Staff (2020-03-03). Headlines for March 3, 2020. democracynow.org Super Tuesday Kicks Off as Moderate Dems Coalesce in Support of Joe Biden, 6 Dead in Washington from Coronavirus, as Criticism Mounts over CDC Handling of Outbreak, U.S. to Start Troop Withdrawal as Taliban Vows to Resume Attacks and Afghan Gov't Rejects Prisoner Swap, Migrant Child Drowns Off Greek Coast, Refugees Attacked as Asylum Crisis Deepens, Iraqi Power Vacuum as Caretaker PM and Designated Successor Both Walk Away from Post, Benjamin Netanyahu Holds Lead Over Rival Benny Gantz But Falls Short of Outright Majority, Report: 80,000+ Uyghur Muslims Forced into Factory Labor for Nike, Apple, Revolutionary Nic…

Staff (2020-03-02). Julian Assange Lawyer: What's at Stake in Extradition Case Is Freedom of the Press. democracynow.org British Judge Vanessa Baraitser has suspended the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange until mid-May. This comes after four days of intense deliberations last week between Assange's legal team and attorneys representing the United States government. Assange faces 18 charges of attempted hacking and breaches of the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. He could be sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. Assange has been held in London's Belmarsh prison since last April, when he was removed from the embassy by British poli…

Marjorie Cohn (2020-03-02). Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent. zcomm.org The Trump administration is seeking extradition of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, to the United States for trial on charges carrying 175 years in prison…

Ben Norton (2020-03-02). Contra-supporting CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for corrupt right-wing Latin American governments. thegrayzone.com Bernie-bashing "Never Trump conservative" CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for El Salvador's right-wing government, whose president was imprisoned for corruption,…

Jay Stanley (2020-03-02). Can We Trust the Government to Respond to the Coronavirus in a Fair and Effective Manner? aclu.org A group of over 450 public health experts signed a It is essential that all govern…

Fight Back (2020-03-02). Klobuchar rally canceled, rally to free Myon Burrell takes center stage. fightbacknews.org St. Louis Park, MN – Amy Klobuchar supporters couldn't fill the gymnasium, March 1, at Saint Louis Park High School, even with the help of some 250 protesters demanding freedom for Myon Burrell, an innocent Black teen she sent to prison for life when she was the county district attorney. Myon Burrell's family, the Racial Justice Network, Minneapolis NAACP, Black Lives Matter Twin Cities, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar, Communities United Against Police Brutality, and Black Lives Matter Minnesota called for community members to mobilize to protest at the Klobuchar rally, two days before the primary vo…

Alan Macleod (2020-03-02). In Case of Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak, New York Plans To Use Prison Labor to Dig Mass Graves. mintpressnews.com "The city has plans to send corpses to Hart Island in the Long Island Sound where, in the late 19th century, yellow-fever patients were quarantined. Prisoners from Rikers Island would be ferried over to do the digging."

pip.hinman (2020-03-02). Refugee rights supporters rally for freedom outside detention hotel. greenleft.org.au

RT (2020-03-01). Why are 1000s of Americans Being Detained for Dissent? dissidentvoice.org Author and civil rights attorney John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the enduring effects of the PATRIOT Act and erosion of civil liberties in the US. He also explains "Operation Vigilant Eagle," a surveillance program to keep tabs on US veterans and track what they say online.

Fight Back (2020-02-29). Protest demands reversal of decision in Chicago police torture survivor case. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – In an attack on the human rights movement to stop police torture in Chicago, a Cook County judge ordered a torture survivor back to prison for life on February 14. In doing so, Judge Thomas Hennelly ignored irrefutable X-ray evidence of Gerald Reed's torture at the hands of the infamous Jon Burge "midnight crew," flouted the findings of the governor-appointed Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission — which affirmed Gerald's claim of torture — and overturned the ruling of the judge formerly assigned to the case, who vacated Reed's original conviction before retiring. | In response to Hennel…

CounterSpin (2020-02-28). Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression. fair.org Media…

Ben Norton (2020-02-28). US and OAS lobby for Nicaraguan 'political prisoners' who butcher their pregnant girlfriends. thegrayzone.com Ben Norton reports from Nicaragua, where the US embassy and OAS successfully lobbied for the release of violent criminals who…

Eva Lopez (2020-02-27). Defending Immigrants' Rights and Reproductive Freedom in the U.S. Supreme Court. aclu.org The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a number of cases this term that will have a crucial impact on civil rights and civil liberties — from LGBTQ equality to reproductive freedom and immigrants' rights. Earlier in the term, the ACLU had two cases asking whether workers can be fired for being LGBTQ. On March 2, we will be arguing a case on immigrants' rights, and we have filed or will file friend-of-the-court briefs in major cases involving reproductive freedom, contraceptive access, and religious freedom. | We sat down with David | Cole, the ACLU's national legal director, to discuss what's in store for the…

Leila Rafei (2020-02-26). Family Separation, Two Years After Ms. L. aclu.org When the ACLU filed

Anjali Salvador (2020-02-26). Stopping the Anti-Abortion Ordinances of East Texas. aclu.org Waskom. | Naples. Joaquin. Tenaha. Rusk. Gary. Wells. These names might sound unfamiliar | now, but you'll be hearing more about them soon enough. | They | are seven cities in East Texas that, within the last several months, each | passed so-called "sanctuary city for the unborn" ordinances — moves that are | blatantly unconstitutional. | Waskom, Texas was the

splcenter (2020-02-26). As Alabama primary nears, voter suppression is alive and well. splcenter.org All across this country, the right to vote is under attack. But with your support, we're fighting back in Southern courts and state legislatures with a newly formed team of legal, policy, and grassroots advocates.

splcenter (2020-02-21). Weekend Read: SPLC files civil rights complaints as asylum seekers wage hunger strikes. splcenter.org

splcenter (2020-02-14). Weekend Read: Department of Justice may force Mississippi to fix deadly prison system. splcenter.org

splcenter (2020-02-11). Desperate asylum seekers 'starving for justice' in immigrant prison hunger strikes across Louisiana. splcenter.org Guards shackled Sai Mahad to a chair, placed a mask over his mouth and snaked a long tube through one of his nostrils.

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

2020-03-06: Social Media Postees

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Are Our Prisons and Jails Ready for COVID-19?
Maria Morris | aclu.org | 2020-03-06
The | country and the world face a public health emergency in the new coronavirus | causing COVID-19. The media is filled with concerns about how we will respond. | Will we close schools? Cancel sporting events and other large gatherings? Work | from home? Avoid public transportation? | But | little has been said about one of the most vulnerable sectors of our | population: the people in our prisons and jails. Although people often think of | prisons and jails as closed environments, they are not. Medical staff, correctional | staff, and visitors come from the community into the facilities every day and | then…
aclu.org/news/prisoners-rights/are-our-prisons-and-jails-ready-for-covid-19

ACLU Comment on Scathing New Government Report on Trump Family Separation Policy
commondreams.org | 2020-03-06
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/03/05/aclu-comment-scathing-new-government-report-trump-family-separation-policy?cd-origin=rss

ICE Uses a Rigged Algorithm to Keep Arrestees in Detention
Sam Biddle | zcomm.org | 2020-03-06
The ACLU Says It's Unconstitutional…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/ice-uses-a-rigged-algorithm-to-keep-arrestees-in-detention/

Palestinian Rights Organization Challenges Meritless Lawsuit Filed Against It
commondreams.org | 2020-03-06
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/03/06/palestinian-rights-organization-challenges-meritless-lawsuit-filed-against-it?cd-origin=rss

Voter Suppression Threatens to Take the US Back to Reconstruction Era
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-06
Janine Jackson interviewed Emory University's Carol Anderson about voter suppression for the February 28, 2020, episode of "CounterSpin." This is a lightly edited transcript. | Janine Jackson: Heritage Foundation co-founder Paul Weyrich's statement at that Ronald Reagan rally in 1980, "I don't want everybo…
truthout.org/audio/voter-suppression-threatens-to-take-the-us-back-to-reconstruction-era/

Greeks | attack descendants of Syrians who protected their ancestors during | WWII
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-06
As the Syrian civil war continues to rage, it has become quite clear that Europe, where refugee hostility has been on the rise, has quickly forgotten its not-so-distant past.During World War II, hundreds of thousands of Europeans who fled Nazi occupation and Soviet oppression, have sought protection in Middle Eastern countries.There's an abundance of records about migrant ancestors of Greeks who were hosted by Syria during WWII.However, the whole world today is bearing witness to Greece's barbaric attacks against asylum seekers on its borders.Over 12,000 Greek migrants were hosted in camps located in the city of…
yenisafak.com/en/world/greeksattack-descendants-of-syrians-who-protected-their-ancestors-duringwwii-3513443

Trump Reelection Campaign Files Libel Suit Against CNN Over 'False' Russia Story
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-06
The reelection campaign of US President Donald Trump filed a libel lawsuit against CNN on Friday alleging the news outlet disseminated "false and defamatory" statements that suggested the president was seeking Russia's assistance in the 2020 presidential election.
sputniknews.com/us/202003061078497714-trump-reelection-campaign-files-libel-suit-against-cnn-over-false-russia-story/

Turkish Delight: Playboy Model Reportedly Facing Jail for Stripping Off in Istanbul Mosque
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-06
The contentious internet diva has long been in the viral news headlines for repeatedly baring it all in very different corners of the world. She started off her sassy antics in Luxor, Egypt, and has since been travelling the world flashing her private parts in Turkey, Israel, the US, and even Iceland.
sputniknews.com/viral/202003061078492951-turkish-delight-playboy-model-reportedly-facing-jail-for-stripping-off-in-istanbul-mosque/

After Alabama Executes Nathaniel Woods, Ayanna Pressley Leads Fresh Calls for US to Abolish Death Penalty
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-06
After the state of Alabama on Thursday night executed 44-year-old Nathaniel Woods despite serious concerns about injustices in his case, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and other lawmakers and civil rights advocates implored Congress to abolish the death penalty nationwide. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12016846891_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/03/06/after-alabama-executes-nathaniel-woods-ayanna-pressley-leads-fresh-calls-us-abolish?cd-origin=rss

Selected Articles: The Pentagon's "Ides of March 2020": Best Month to Go to War?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-pentagon-ides-march-2020-best-month-go-war/5705754

Trump is Sending Special Forces-style Agents into Pro-Immigrant Cities
Naureen Shah | aclu.org | 2020-03-05
As part of its campaign of intimidation against state and local | governments that choose not to collaborate with Immigration and Customs | Enforcement (ICE), Trump administration officials have confirmed plans for two new tactics in their anti-immigrant | agenda. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will deploy Border Patrol's | special forces-style unit, known as BORTAC, and other Customs and Border | Protection (CBP) agents

New PR Group Pushes Private Prison Industry Talking Points
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-05
In late 2019, the three largest private prison operators joined forces to establish a new group to push pro-industry talking points to the press and on social media: the Day 1 Alliance. Why is the private prison industry going on the offensive to improve its public image and secure positive earned media? | In the wake of the family separation and detention crisis of summer 2018, a broad array of organizations joined forces under the banners of #FamiliesBelongTogether and #BackersOfHate. This coalition specific…
truthout.org/articles/new-pr-group-pushes-private-prison-industry-talking-points/

Israeli Forces Invade West Bank; Abduct 11 Palestinians From Their Homes & Re-arrest Long-Term Prisoner
Celine Hagbard | imemc.org | 2020-03-05
During the nightly invasion of various parts of the West Bank on Thursday, Israeli forces abducted a number of Palestinians who were asleep in bed, and re-arrested one man who had served 18 years. The Israeli authorities played a cruel trick on the man by releasing him, letting him walk …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-invade-west-bank-abduct-11-palestinians-from-their-homes-re-arrest-long-term-prisoner/

Women and girls still vulnerable to HIV due to gender inequality: UNAIDS
news.un.org | 2020-03-05
Gender discrimination and violence, as well as "huge" gaps in education, are among the factors why women and girls remain vulnerable to HIV, according to the UN agency working to end the AIDS epidemic.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/03/1058751

MLK Jr's Son Among Justice Advocates Urging Alabama Governor to Halt Execution of Nathaniel Woods
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-05
Civil rights groups and the son of Martin Luther King Jr. are calling on Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey to halt the execution of 44-year-old Nathaniel Woods, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday evening despite serious questions about his guilt and serious concerns about the legal process that led to his sentence. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ivey_woods.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/03/05/mlk-jrs-son-among-justice-advocates-urging-alabama-governor-halt-execution-nathaniel?cd-origin=rss

Super Tuesday round-up: Biden surges, Sanders takes the top prize & Bloomberg quits as complaints of 'voter suppression' mount
rt.com | 2020-03-04
The stage looks set for a drawn-out Democratic contest between an establishment centrist and a socialist agitator, after Super Tuesday voting saw Joe Biden sweep the south while Bernie Sanders claimed the top prize in California. | The biggest voting day in the Democrats' primary calendar, Super Tuesday brings in vote tallies from 14 states, as well as from American Samoa, and has a major impact on shaping the race to nab the party nomination. | So, what happened and what does it all mean? | Biden's (finally) in the game: | After a poor showing in early states like Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, forme…
rt.com/usa/482331-super-tuesday-roundup-biden-sanders/

Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct 21 Palestinians
Celine Hagbard | imemc.org | 2020-03-04
Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank in pre-dawn raids Wednesday March 4th, abducting 21 Palestinian citizens from their homes while they were asleep in bed. In addition, the troops seized funds from the homes of several freed prisoners. According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, the occupation …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-invade-west-bank-abduct-21-palestinians/

One in 20 Girls Aged 15-19 Has Experienced Rape: UNICEF Report
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-04
Around 13 million, or one in 20 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 worldwide have experienced rape during their lifetime, according to a report published Tuesday by the United Nations' Children's Agency ( Unicef). | RELATED: | New York Jury Convicts Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Assault, Rape | Despite progress in many areas, girls and women continue to face violence and discrimination, revealed the U.N. Children's Agency. | The study took…
telesurenglish.net/news/One-in-20-Girls-Aged-15-19-Has-Experienced-Rape-UNICEF-Report-20200304-0026.html

TRAP Laws are the Threat to Abortion Rights You Don't Know About
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2020-03-03
This week, the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a case | that will have wide-reaching consequences for reproductive freedom and abortion | rights in America. It's the first time the Court has weighed those rights since | gaining a new conservative majority with the appointments of Justices Neil | Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. And the stakes are high. | The case that the court will | hear, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, | is being argued by the Center for Reproductive Rights (CCR), and it involves a | law in Louisiana known as a "TRAP"

LA District Attorney Lacey's husband brandishes firearm at Black Lives Matters activists
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-03
Los Angeles, CA – For nearly three years, activists have been trying to get Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey to open her doors to them. This morning, March 2, the front door to Lacey's house was indeed opened, but with a gun pointed at the activists. | In the early morning, numerous activists from Black Lives Matter (BLM) Los Angeles staged a protest outside of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey's house. David Lacey, husband of Jackie Lacey, opened the door, and without warning aimed a gun at the activists. His finger on the trigger, Mr. Lacey repeatedly yelled, "Get off of my porch!" | Dr. Meli…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/3/3/la-district-attorney-lacey-s-husband-brandishes-firearm-black-lives-matters-activists

'We Are Going to Be Back to Where We Were After Reconstruction–Unless We Stop It' – CounterSpin interview with Carol Anderson about voter suppression
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2020-03-03
Janine Jackson interviewed Emory University's Carol Anderson about voter suppression for the February 28, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/we-are-going-to-be-back-to-where-we-were-after-reconstruction-unless-we-stop-it/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=we-are-going-to-be-back-to-where-we-were-after-reconstruction-unless-we-stop-it

Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2020-03-02
The Trump administration is seeking extradition of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, to the United States for trial on charges carrying 175 years in prison…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/extradition-of-assange-would-set-a-dangerous-precedent/

Julian Assange Lawyer: What's at Stake in Extradition Case Is Freedom of the Press
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-02
British Judge Vanessa Baraitser has suspended the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange until mid-May. This comes after four days of intense deliberations last week between Assange's legal team and attorneys representing the United States government. Assange faces 18 charges of attempted hacking and breaches of the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. He could be sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. Assange has been held in London's Belmarsh prison since last April, when he was removed from the embassy by British poli…
www.democracynow.org/2020/3/2/julian_assange_extradition_case_uk

Contra-supporting CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for corrupt right-wing Latin American governments
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-03-02
Bernie-bashing "Never Trump conservative" CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for El Salvador's right-wing government, whose president was imprisoned for corruption,…
thegrayzone.com/2020/03/01/contras-cnn-ana-navarro-lobbying-corruption/

Can We Trust the Government to Respond to the Coronavirus in a Fair and Effective Manner?
Jay Stanley | aclu.org | 2020-03-02
A group of over 450 public health experts signed a public letter today warning that widespread transmission of the Covid-19 coronavirus within the United States is "inevitable." Their letter urges government decisionmakers to enact policies that will have the best chance of minimizing the effects of the virus: those based strictly on the best available scientific information, and those that are imposed in a fair and equitable fashion. | It is essential that all govern…
aclu.org/news/national-security/can-we-trust-the-government-to-respond-to-the-coronavirus-in-a-fair-and-effective-manner

Klobuchar rally canceled, rally to free Myon Burrell takes center stage
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-02
St. Louis Park, MN – Amy Klobuchar supporters couldn't fill the gymnasium, March 1, at Saint Louis Park High School, even with the help of some 250 protesters demanding freedom for Myon Burrell, an innocent Black teen she sent to prison for life when she was the county district attorney. Myon Burrell's family, the Racial Justice Network, Minneapolis NAACP, Black Lives Matter Twin Cities, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar, Communities United Against Police Brutality, and Black Lives Matter Minnesota called for community members to mobilize to protest at the Klobuchar rally, two days before the primary vo…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/3/2/klobuchar-rally-canceled-rally-free-myon-burrell-takes-center-stage

In Case of Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak, New York Plans To Use Prison Labor to Dig Mass Graves
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-02
"The city has plans to send corpses to Hart Island in the Long Island Sound where, in the late 19th century, yellow-fever patients were quarantined. Prisoners from Rikers Island would be ferried over to do the digging."
mintpressnews.com/coronavirus-outbreak-new-york-prison-labor-dig-mass-graves/265427/

Refugee rights supporters rally for freedom outside detention hotel
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-02
Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1256 Australia detention centre MelbourneMarch 2, 2020Two hundred people joined a protest organised by the Refugee Action Collective outside the Mantra hotel…
greenleft.org.au/content/refugee-rights-supporters-rally-freedom-outside-detention-hotel

Why are 1000s of Americans Being Detained for Dissent?
RT | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-01
Author and civil rights attorney John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the enduring effects of the PATRIOT Act and erosion of civil liberties in the US. He also explains "Operation Vigilant Eagle," a surveillance program to keep tabs on US veterans and track what they say online.
dissidentvoice.org/2020/03/why-are-1000s-of-americans-being-detained-for-dissent/

Protest demands reversal of decision in Chicago police torture survivor case
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-29
Chicago, IL – In an attack on the human rights movement to stop police torture in Chicago, a Cook County judge ordered a torture survivor back to prison for life on February 14. In doing so, Judge Thomas Hennelly ignored irrefutable X-ray evidence of Gerald Reed's torture at the hands of the infamous Jon Burge "midnight crew," flouted the findings of the governor-appointed Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission

US and OAS lobby for Nicaraguan 'political prisoners' who butcher their pregnant girlfriends
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-28
Ben Norton reports from Nicaragua, where the US embassy and OAS successfully lobbied for the release of violent criminals who…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/28/us-oas-nicaragua-political-prisoners-murder/

Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-02-28
Media…
fair.org/home/carol-anderson-on-voter-suppression/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=carol-anderson-on-voter-suppression

Defending Immigrants' Rights and Reproductive Freedom in the U.S. Supreme Court
Eva Lopez | aclu.org | 2020-02-27
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a number of cases this term that will have a crucial impact on civil rights and civil liberties

Family Separation, Two Years After Ms. L
Leila Rafei | aclu.org | 2020-02-26
When the ACLU filed Ms. L v. ICE exactly two years ago, it was clear what was going on at the border was shocking and unprecedented: A Congolese mother and her six-year-old daughter had been torn apart by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for seemingly no reason at all. ICE sent them to detention sites thousands of miles away from one another, where for four months they had hardly any contact and didn't know whether they'd ever see each other again. It was an act of senseless cruelty

Stopping the Anti-Abortion Ordinances of East Texas
Anjali Salvador | aclu.org | 2020-02-26
Waskom. | Naples. Joaquin. Tenaha. Rusk. Gary. Wells. These names might sound unfamiliar | now, but you'll be hearing more about them soon enough. | They | are seven cities in East Texas that, within the last several months, each | passed so-called "sanctuary city for the unborn" ordinances

As Alabama primary nears, voter suppression is alive and well
splcenter.org | 2020-02-26
All across this country, the right to vote is under attack. But with your support, we're fighting back in Southern courts and state legislatures with a newly formed team of legal, policy, and grassroots advocates.
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/25/alabama-primary-nears-voter-suppression-alive-and-well

Weekend Read: SPLC files civil rights complaints as asylum seekers wage hunger strikes
splcenter.org | 2020-02-21
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/22/weekend-read-splc-files-civil-rights-complaints-asylum-seekers-wage-hunger-strikes

Weekend Read: Department of Justice may force Mississippi to fix deadly prison system
splcenter.org | 2020-02-14
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/14/weekend-read-department-justice-may-force-mississippi-fix-deadly-prison-system

Desperate asylum seekers 'starving for justice' in immigrant prison hunger strikes across Louisiana
splcenter.org | 2020-02-11
Guards shackled Sai Mahad to a chair, placed a mask over his mouth and snaked a long tube through one of his nostrils.
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/12/desperate-asylum-seekers-starving-justice-immigrant-prison-hunger-strikes-across-louisiana

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