Daily News Digest July 20, 2016

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Daily News Digest July 20, 2016

Images of the Day:

To the 1% Lives Don’t MatterImageoftheDayHold Cops Accountable For Brutality & Murder Of CitizensImageoftheDay2 Quote of the Day: 

Remember, this is what is said by a guy who belongs in prison. The criminals in high places tells us what is criminality. This is a guy who is guilty of murder-by-drone-and-bomb. This is a guy who has committed murder and then who argues that the state has the right to commit murder, whether in Pakistan or in Baton Rouge here at home, by the lowly municipal police. The state cannot exist without wielding violence. Indeed, the state has been defined as an institution claiming a monopoly on violence. The state can kill you, but you cannot kill the state. — From time to time, people challenge this claim === sadly, tragically. Ask Thomas Jefferson or George Washington if they accepted the power of the British monarchy. Mark Mason, Re: Special Report: President Obama Says Nothing Justifies Attacks on Police

Videos of the Day:

Momentum: Democracy Should Have a Price Tag — Defend Labor Party/Jeremy Corbyn!

Sandy Hook ‘Dad’ CAUGHT Playing FBI (NEWTOWN HOAX Proof)


‘We’re on the Eve of Distruction’: US-NATO Border Confrontation with Russia: Risking Nuclear War by Michael Hudson – Jessica Desvarieux USNATOCollateral Damge From the 1%’s Middle East/Africa War Bombings: Turning Backs on Despair, Richest Nations Doing Least for World’s Refugees ‘Poorer countries are shouldering the duty of protecting refugees…but many richer countries are doing next to nothing.’ By Deirdre FultonRefugeesThey Owe Their Soul to the 1%’s Store:  California Targets, Indebts Poor People of Color for Big Profit Not everyone who goes through traffic court is there for drunk driving or other dangerous behavior. Many are there for simply being too poor. By Adam HudsonDebtor'sPrisonsEnvironment:

As Monsanto Spreads It Carcinogens Throughout the World:  Clinton Backs Monsanto’s Case That to Be Anti Monsanto Is to Be Pro Global-Warming By Eric ZuesseOn June 27th, I reported Hillary Clinton’s having privately told GMO industry lobbyists, on 25 June 2014, that the federal government should subsidize GMO firms in order to enable them to buy “insurance against risk,” and that without such federal subsidies, “this [insurance] is going to be an increasing challenge” for the industry to afford.MonsantoOngoing/Big Energy Disasters:

Officials: Fukushima Has Now Contaminated 1/3 Of The World’s Oceans, Urgent Need To Assess Impact On Food & Water: The Pacific Ocean — in fact almost one-third of the Globe — is thought to have been contaminated from the leak out from the Fukushima  Nuclear Disaster.FukushimaBlack Liberation/Civil Rights:

Black Agenda Radio for Week of July 18, 2016

BarRadioA “New Moment” in Black Struggle

The Black struggle in the U.S. is “approaching a new moment” when the country might “become ungovernable by the political class that is tried to Wall Street and the 1%,” said Duboisian scholar Dr. Anthony Monteiro, an activist with the Black Radical Organizing Committee. President Obama is fond of claiming that Sixties-type politics is over. However, Dr. Monteiro thinks “it’s almost as though we’re starting up from the 1980s, and going forward from the militancy of the 1970s; rather than civil rights, the whole problem of human rights and self-determination is what you’re hearing on the streets, these days.”

Democrats Fear Embarrassment in Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia appears to be “starting to back down” on restrictions on protesting at next week’s Democratic National Convention, said Scott Williams, an organizer of the “Shut Down the DNC” march, set for July 26. The Democratic Party had taken over every public space in the Center City area for the entire convention,” Williams said. However, “the city, in some ways, is starting to back down, because they don’t want to see hundreds, or thousands, of Black people getting arrested at the Democratic Party National Convention, which is supposed to represent Black people.”

Armed March Set for St. Louis to Honor Slain Panther

The Revolutionary Black Panther Party will hold an armed march against genocide in St. Louis, Missouri, an open-carry weapons state, on August 5, to honor Angelo Brown, also known as General Houdari Juelani, the local party leader who was shot dead by police in nearby Belleville, Illinois, last month. The party also plans “to file human rights violations with the International Criminal Court and the World Court,” according to Chief General in Charge Dr. Ali Muhammad. Juelani died from a single bullet to the temple, but his face showed signs that he had been beaten before death. “Every time he was out he was harassed” by the cops, said Dr. Muhammad, a neurologist. “They assassinated him.”

Mumia Salutes Maroon Shoatz Court Victory

Russell Maroon Shoatz, the former Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army member who has been imprisoned since 1972, won an agreement from Pennsylvania prison authorities that they will never again place him in solitary confinement. Shoatz spent 22 years in solitary before being released into the general prison population, in 2013. Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation’s best known political prisoner, saluted Shoatz’s victory, which includes unspecified monetary compensation. “The struggle continues,” Abu Jamal said – “and, sometimes, you win.”

The Poor Suffer in Civil Court, Just Like Criminal Court

The nation’s civil courts process 100 million cases a year, some involving matters that are “the cutting edge civil rights issues of the day,” said David Udell, executive director of the National Center for Access to Justice, at Cardozo University. However, Udell said a survey by the center shows there is only one civil court legal aid attorney for every ten thousand poor people in the country. Although deficiencies in the criminal justice system get more media coverage, civil law is even more pervasive in people’s lives. “People are so often in court on debt collection matters, on family matters, on housing matters,” he said. The center operates a website at JusticeIndex.org.




Standing room only at Jeremy Corbyn rally in Newcastle as supporters pledge to back Labour leader: John McDonnell told the crowd at the Centre for Life that Labour’s Corbyn “coup” is the “1% telling the 99% to get back in your place” NewCastleTheresa May Says “Yes,” She’s Prepared to Kill Hundreds of Thousands in Nuke Attack The UK Parliament on Monday voted to renew Trident, Britain’s aging nuclear weapons system. By Deirdre Fulton, Theresa MayFrench Revolution: Mass Protests Overwhelm Police In France: Months of protests in France involving hundreds of thousands of citizens staging the biggest revolution in 200 years, has completely overwhelmed the country’s police force. by Sean Adl-TabatabaiFrance The “Democracy Warriors” of Turkish ruling party AKP are the Jihadists from the Islamic Terror Organization IBDA-C!: When Turkish President Erdogan called for people to take it to the streets, first to heed the call were the Jihadist armed mobs that had gone to fight and gain experience in killing in Syria. They were one of the first to participate in the armed clashes in the streets.Turkey

Communism and the Iraqi Revolution – part three: In this article Benjamin Curry goes to the roots of the revolutionary history of the Iraqi people which is far from the barbarism which it is often labelled with by the bourgeois media today. by Benjamin Curry

1958 revolution in Iraq

Health, Education, and Welfare:

 High School Begins ‘Random’ Drug Testing of Students: Students at Crivitz High School will face drug tests throughout the new school year. Administrators say that the tests will be carried out at “random”, but many suspect that particular students will be targeted, based on their appearances, while others will be left alone.DrugTesting