Tuesday’s news links – Feb. 11, 2020

Police arresting an indigenous land defender from Wet’suwet’en territories on February 6. Photo: Jesse Winter

Wet’suwet’en Nation

Emotions High as RCMP Arrest Seven at Last Wet’suwet’en Post The Tyee

Canada raids Indigenous lands for construction of pipeline, violates international law Surangya

‘Army’ of RCMP to Protect Pipeline, but No Answers on Indigenous Woman’s Death The Tyee

‘They’ve put more money into watching us, labeling us and monitoring us than into searching.’

Wet’suwet’en Allies block rails after 30 plus arrested at Vancouver ports Censored News

Political prisoners

Last Locked-Up Member of the MOVE 9, Chuck Africa, Is Released from Prison

Racist dress codes are the new ‘whites only’ signs

NYPD stop-and-frisk numbers jumped by 22% in 2019 from prior year: report

“You wouldn’t think you’d go to jail over medical bills”: County in rural Kansas is jailing people over unpaid medical debt CBS

Venezuela

China, Russia to Defy US Sanctions Over Support to Venezuela teleSUR

US Sanctions Venezuelan State Airline, Threatens Russian Oil Giant Venezuelanalysis.com

Ireland Grappling With Homeless Crisis IBT

I Helped Coin the Term ‘Identity Politics.’ I’m Endorsing Bernie Sanders. Common Dreams

The Beasts and the Bombings: Reflecting on Dresden, February 1945 Common Dreams

The Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes Is Structural Racism Food and Wine

The confusion goes all the way back to the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.


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