Wall Street Journal reporter convicted in Turkey over ‘terrorist propaganda’

Same hand language as #TraitorTrump – hmmm?

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Committee to Protect Journalists condemns conviction of Ayla Albayrak, sentenced in absentia to two years in prison over 2015 article

A Wall Street Journal reporter has been convicted of producing “terrorist propaganda” in Turkey and sentenced to more than two years in prison, in a ruling that has drawn sharp criticism from press freedom advocates.

Ayla Albayrak, who was charged over an August 2015 article in the newspaper, was convicted in absentia, and was in in New York at the time the decision was made.

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Challenging racial supremacy — from Charlottesville to Tel Aviv | +972 Magazine

as long as our recognition and understanding of racial supremacy begins and ends with groups of enraged men chanting and beating up people of color, leftists, and anyone else they see as a target, we will never approach the depth of reckoning needed to effect meaningful change.Racist mobs are not the load-bearers of supremacy; they are its outgrowths. Income inequality; disparities in incarceration rates; education gaps; housing discrimination; lack of representation: these are the constant reality of the effects of racial supremacy, and they pose a far greater challenge than the iconography of statues, ruins and flags. It is our tragedy, and our indictment, that it takes physical violence to make us see what has always been there.———————As I was writing these words on October 7, a group of torch-carrying white supremacists—led by Richard Spencer—again gathered at the Lee statue in Charlottesville, not two months after one of their number murdered Heather Heyer. May her memory be a blessing, as well as the memory of all those killed by the racist mentality she died protesting.

Source: Challenging racial supremacy — from Charlottesville to Tel Aviv | +972 Magazine

Vindicated in UK, Al Jazeera to reveal secrets of US Israel lobby | The Electronic Intifada

The UK documentary in January exposed the activities of Israeli embassy officer Shai Masot, and his efforts to influence political groups in the UK.He had plotted to “take down” senior government minister Alan Duncan, and worked with pro-Israel lawmakers in the Labour Party who exaggerated and faked anti-Semitism in the party, amid plots and coup attempts against leader Jeremy Corbyn – long a Palestine solidarity activist.As a result of the film, Masot was removed from his position as senior political officer and sent back to Israel. Israeli ambassador Mark Regev was forced to make an apology to the UK government.A British civil servant who was recorded with Masot plotting “a little scandal” for Duncan was made to resign.Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a government investigation into the issues raised by the program.

Source: Vindicated in UK, Al Jazeera to reveal secrets of US Israel lobby | The Electronic Intifada

ESPN Is Terrified of Jemele Hill’s Honesty on Racism – The New York Times – White male owners afraid of the truth and of losing wrongful place!

Let’s be clear: The N.F.L. players who refuse to stand for the anthem aren’t protesting the flag or the anthem; they’re objecting to the obscenely high number of unarmed black people brutalized and killed by police officers in the United States. When Jerry Jones says that players can’t be “disrespectful,” what he’s really saying is that black people are not supposed to complain that we are routinely killed by the police, even when unarmed. We are supposed to embrace the idea that our lives should not be valued, because floating the opinion that maybe we shouldn’t be killed for no reason might offend advertisers.

NFL boss Roger Goodell says all players should stand for the national anthem | Sport | The Guardian – F#ck you Goodell for supporting racists! Not about flag – about murder and repression!

In a letter to the league’s 32 teams concerning players’ protests against police brutality, Goodell urged them to ‘move past this controversy’ and ‘honor our flag’

Source: NFL boss Roger Goodell says all players should stand for the national anthem | Sport | The Guardian