Daily Archives: 2023-01-17

2023-01-17: News Headlines

Fight Back (2023-01-17). Tampa: Community speaks out against racist cop survey. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – In late December, the Tampa Police Benevolent Association (PBA) sent out a survey to city council candidates for the upcoming municipal election asking both "Have you ever participated in a protest, whether physical, virtual, digital or online or advocated against, publicly or privately, police brutality?" and "Have you ever been a member of, donated to or supported Black Lives Matters whether financially, verbally, online or through social media?" | Community members spoke out at a recent city council meeting. Laura Rodríguez, an organizer with the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee, said, "This su…

John Wojcik (2023-01-17). AFL-CIO calls for a truthful remembering of the words of Dr. King. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — Every year when the holiday remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. comes around, opponents of civil rights and voting rights twist King's calls for judging people "by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin" into support for their opposition to raising the need to fight systemic …

news.un (2023-01-17). General Assembly President hosts children from around the world, on MLK Day. news.un.org Children from a dozen countries met with the President of the General Assembly and toured the United Nations on a federal holiday in the United States honouring the late civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Martin Luther King Jr.

teleSUR, SH (2023-01-17). Juez peruano admite pedido de habeas corpus para Pedro Castillo. telesurtv.net El pedido de habeas corpus a favor de Pedro Castillo busca dejar sin efecto la resolución judicial, que impuso 18 meses de prisión preventiva.

Leon Kunstenaar (2023-01-17). Local Code Pink Joins Organizations World Wide To Demand Closure of US Guantanamo Prison. indybay.org Action at UC Berkeley law school also demands prosecution for John Yoo, provider of legal "rational" for torture…

WSWS (2023-01-17). National Education Union members vote for strike action in England and Wales. wsws.org The vote expresses a determination to by educators to overturn the decades-long suppression of wages and decimation of the education sector.

_____ (2023-01-16). The FBI's Crusade Against MLK Was Darker Than You Think. popularresistance.org "You are done. There is only one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation." That's the shocking ending to the infamous letter Civil Rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received in 1964 essentially urging him to commit suicide. The letter and accompanying package containing blackmail were sent by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as King quickly caught on. While the full, unredacted letter was finally published by the New York Times in 2014, the audio recordings of an extensive FBI wiretapping operation targeting King have been sealed until 2027…

americanthinker (2023-01-16). Biden used MLK's old pulpit to lie and even sleaze up to a little girl. americanthinker.com Ostensibly in the church to honor the Civil Rights icon, Biden managed to demean the event.

americanthinker (2023-01-16). Biden used MLK's old pulpit to lie and even sleaze up to a little girl. americanthinker.com Ostensibly in the church to honor the Civil Rights icon, Biden managed to demean the event.

americanthinker (2023-01-16). Vermont doesn't know what a woman is. americanthinker.com Vermont is abolishing basic civil rights.

Anoa Changa (2023-01-16). Commentary: Honoring MLK's Vision Of The Beloved Community Demands A Transformative Mindset. newsone.com Source: Paras Griffin / Getty | Each year social media is flooded with homages to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many organizations use the holiday weekend celebrating his birthday as an opportunity to push for better outcomes. | Ahead of the annual holiday celebrating the late civil rights leader, the

Eddie Conway (2023-01-16). "We not going anywhere": Carrying on MLK's legacy, years later. therealnews.com On April 4, 2018, The Real News Network held an event to commemorate the th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event featured stirring speeches from then-Senator Nina Turner, Danny Glover, and TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway about the radical legacy of MLK and the millions who made the civil rights movement what it was, and about how we in the present are tasked with honoring that legacy and carrying it into the future. This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we find ourselves in a different world than the one we were in when TRNN held this event. But the struggle is no diffe…

HelloBeautiful Staff (2023-01-16). All The King's Words: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Riveting Quotes. newsone.com Back view of American civil rights leader and Baptist minister Martin Luther King, Jr., dressed in black robes and holding out his hands towards the thousands of people who have gathered to hear him speak near the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. during the Prayer Pilgrimage on May 17, 1957. | Source: Hulton Archive / Getty | UPDATED: 9: 30 a.m. ET, Jan. 16, 2023 | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s quotes are powerful, timeless, and impactful. They are a testament to the wisdom and eloquence of one of the greatest leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. His words continue to inspire and guide people of all ages and ba…

Jim Spellman (2023-01-16). Peace March held in DC to mark MLK Day. america.cgtn.com A day to appreciate the legacy and vision of the pioneering civil rights icon. In Washington, an annual peace walks and parade marks the federal holiday.

NewsOne Staff (2023-01-16). Iconic Photos Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Civil Rights Legacy. newsone.com Iconic pictures that underscore Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s brave determination to pave the way for each of us to enjoy a freer existence than he did.

Nicholas Powers (2023-01-16). Following in MLK's Footsteps Means Resisting Christian Nationalism. truthout.org Martin Luther King Jr. yanked the burnt Ku Klux Klan Christian cross from his front lawn as his child looked on. It was 1960. Many Black families in Atlanta woke to charred crosses left as a warning to civil rights activists. Sixty-one years later, a Christian nationalist group called Jericho's Road stoked the January 6 insurrection with prayer vigils and marches. A right-wing mob waving flags… |

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2023-01-16). US Dept of Education rebuffs Israel lobby demands. electronicintifada.net Top civil rights office avoids weaponizing anti-Jewish bigotry — at least for now.

Staff (2023-01-16). MLK Day 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 las…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-16). Unrest Spreads Across Peru After Massacre of Civilians. libya360.wordpress.com Abayomi Azikiwe Peru Military Massacres Civilians In Juliaca Calls for the prosecution of coup-President Dina Boluarte while unprovoked killings of dozens in the south of the South American state continues Since the ouster by the parliament of former leftwing President Pedro Castillo in December, demonstrations demanding his release from detention and the reversal of the…

_____ (2023-01-16). New Report Charges Major Corporations As Complicit In Israel's Water Apartheid. strategic-culture.org By Jessica BUXBAUM | In December, the Palestinian human rights organization, Al-Haq, released a According to Al-Haq, businesses are instrumental in helping Israel restrict water access to Palestinians and destroy Palestinian water infrastructure. Additionally, foreign companies profit from Israel's system of water discrimination. | Al-Haq's paper named both Israeli and in…

WSWS (2023-01-16). Maryland state government gives wrist-slap fine to CSX railroad for massive Baltimore coal explosion. wsws.org The Curtis Bay neighborhood has an ongoing lawsuit against CSX after a coal pit explosion in December 2021 shattered glass and nearly destroyed homes.

C.J. Polychroniou (2023-01-16). China Miéville: Marx's Communist Manifesto Has Much to Teach Us in 2023. truthout.org "The Communist Manifesto" is one of the most widely read political documents in the history of the world. It influenced millions of people against capitalist oppression and toward a more just and humane social order. It is also a brilliant display of literary and poetic expression by its author, the German revolutionary philosopher Karl Marx, which few, if any, political commentators since have… |

_____ (2023-01-16). 21 Years Later, Guantánamo Is Still Open — And We Are Still Protesting. popularresistance.org The prison that started out as a provisional, secret, slapdash gulag on the lee side of the Cuban state of Guantanamo is now a rebar-enforced institution with hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into it every year for a dwindling but entrenched population. It survives despite Supreme Court rulings against it, the accumulation of literally millions of billable hours by some of the best legal minds in the United States and Europe, decades of fervent and smart and courageous protest, and four presidents. | Witness Against Torture is a small part of that protest movement. We were founded in 2005, when 25 of us we…

Anonymous103 (2023-01-16). New Evidence Of Torture Of Russian POWs By Ukrainians Emerged. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Several days ago, another video confirmed torture of Russian soldiers by Ukrainians was widely spread online. However, it was widely ignored by Ukrainian media and international MSM. Unidentified Ukrainians called mothers of two Russian prisoners of war (POW), threatening to kill their childs. Ukrainians demanded a large ransom for Russian soldiers. The Russian soldiers were tortured during the call. | On January 14, Russian High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova published video o…

Global Voices (2023-01-16). Saudi Arabia: Government Agents infiltrate Wikipedia, sentence Independent Admins to Prison. juancole.com By SMEX | &#1 ; ( Globalvoices.org ) &#1 ; The Saudi Arabian government infiltrated Wikipedia by recruiting the organization's highest ranked administrators in the country to serve as government agents to control information about the country and prosecuting those who contributed critical information about political detainees, said SMEX and Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) …

Lee Camp (2023-01-16). "Something Is Going To Happen Soon" — Stella Assange on Julian Assange's Imprisonment. mintpressnews.com Stella Assange joins Lee Camp to discuss her husband, Julian Assange, his deteriorating condition and the impact of his confinement in Belmarsh prison in London.

Staff (2023-01-16). Venezuela's Foreign Minister: Pedro Castillo Was 'Victim of Betrayal'. orinocotribune.com On a January 14 interview with the state television network Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), Venezuela's newly appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs Yvan Gil asserted that the imprisoned and ousted Peruvian President Pedro Castillo was a "victim of betrayal." | "I believe that Pedro Castillo was a victim of betrayal … there is a force that is now on the move: the people who elected Pedro Castillo are the ones on the streets (protesting)," the minister stated during the interview. | According to the diplomat, there are currently "fascist forces running rampant in Peru," but "sooner rather than later, serenity an…

Staff (2023-01-16). Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa'adat launches with global events and actions: Over 210 organizations endorse the campaign. samidoun.net With the support of over 215 organizations from more than 30 countries, the Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa'adat and All Palestinian Prisoners launched on Saturday, 14 January 2023. Marking the 21st anniversary of the imprisonment of Sa'adat, a prominent Palestinian national leader and the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation …

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