U.S. Vetoes Palestinian Statehood While Claiming to Support It - The Friday AM Quickie 4/19/24

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Wider Middle East War Watch: AOC, Bernie Sanders Urge Caution as GOP Throws Gas on the Fire

  • U.S. Casts Sole Vote Against U.N. Security Council Resolution to Admit Palestine as a Full Member State "Ziad Abu Amr, special representative of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and others repeatedly noted that the same 1947 U.N. resolution that ultimately brought statehood for Israel also called for the creation of a Palestinian state. Adopting the resolution, he said, would grant Palestinians the hope for a decent life that 'has dissipated over past years because of the intransigence of the Israeli government.'" via the Washington Post and the Associated Press.
  • Israel Strikes Iranian Air Base Near Nuclear Sites; Iran Tells U.S. It Is 'Not Looking' to Escalate Anonymous U.S. officials say they were warned about but "didn't endorse" the Israeli strike, which Iran says did not damage the nuclear facilities in Isfahan. via BBC News, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
  • U.S. and U.K. Slap Iran with New Sanctions Among other measures targeting Iranian companies, "the U.S. reimposed [Trump-era] travel restrictions on the Iranian delegation at the United Nations that prevents them from traveling outside a two-block radius of U.N. headquarters." via the AP.
  • White House Again Warns Israel Against Rafah Invasion Following a virtual meeting between advisers to President Joe Biden and far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House says "Israeli participants agreed to take these concerns into account and to have further follow up discussions," while endorsing Israel's goal "to see Hamas defeated in Rafah." via the New York Times and BBC News.
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar's Daughter Among 108 Arrested By NYPD at Columbia University Antiwar Protest "Those of us in Gaza Solidarity Encampment will not be intimidated," said 21-year-old Isra Hirsi, the Democratic Squad member's daughter, who was also suspended by Barnard College "for standing in solidarity with Palestinians facing a genocide." via NBC News and the Intercept.
  • USC Students, Faculty Stage Silent March to Protest Censorship of Pro-Palestine Valedictorian Asna Tabassum "If USC wanted to create a mountain of resentment, they couldn't have done anything more efficient," says Brent Blair, a Jewish theater professor who supports Tabassum's right to speak despite the objection of pro-Israel groups on campus. via the Los Angeles Times and NBC News.
  • Google Fires 28 Workers Involved in 'No Tech for Apartheid' Protest of Big Cloud Computing Contract with Israel Executives "Sundar Pichai and Thomas Kurian are genocide profiteers," NTFA said in a statement. "We cannot comprehend how these men are able to sleep at night while their tech has enabled 100,000 Palestinians killed, reported missing or wounded." via HuffPost.
  • Vulnerable AIPAC-Endorsed Democratic Incumbent Calls for 'New Leaders' in Israel The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee declined comment on the remarks by 'moderate' third-term California Rep. Mike Levin, who yesterday told reporters that Netanyahu was an obstacle to peace. via Politico.

Trumpdate: Let Him Shiver

New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan denied Sick F*ck Donald Trump's request to turn up the temperature after he audibly complained that "it's freezing," according to press pool reports, reasoning that it would then become much too hot. In other news from day three of Trump's first criminal trial in Manhattan for falsifying business records to conceal his tawdry hush money payments, Merchan swore in the 12 jurors who will determine Trump's fate, plus one alternate. Two jurors who had been previously selected were excused, and many others rejected for having commented on the defendant's "yellowish" hue and his similarity to the late Silvio Berlusconi, or for correctly describing him as a "racist sexist narcissist." One of the excused jurors had expressed concern that media coverage could reveal her identity (wonder why?), exposing her to harassment or worse. Meanwhile in Florida, the judge in the stolen documents case denied a dismissal motion by Trump's co-defendants. Busy days!

Elections Roundup: RFK Jr. Makes Michigan Ballot

  • 'Save Our Democracy and Our Decency': 15 Kennedy Family Members, Including RFK Jr.'s Siblings, Endorse Biden "The Democratic National Committee has built out a first-of-its-kind unit, hiring staffers specifically dedicated to disabling Kennedy and other third-party candidates. ... Democratic outside groups are also working to dig up dirt on Kennedy and his newly named running mate, Nicole Shanahan, a wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneur." via Politico, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.
  • Melanesians Offended, Bemused By Biden's Campaign-Stop Claim His Uncle Was Eaten By Cannibals in Papua New Guinea During WWII Although human remains were historically consumed by some in specific ritual contexts, according to University of PNG political science lecturer Michael Kabuni, "they wouldn't just eat any white men that fell from the sky." via the Guardian.
  • Senior Turning Point Official Resigns Following Accusations He Forged Signatures to Run for Reelection to Arizona State House First-term GOP state Rep. Austin Smith, a "senior director at Turning Point Action, the campaign arm of Charlie Kirk's Turning Point USA" who parrots Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election, allegedly "personally circulated multiple petition sheets bearing what appear to be forged voter signatures" in his own handwriting. via the Washington Post.
  • Another Generous Supporter of NYC Mayor-Cop Eric Adams Pleads Guilty to Illegal Straw Donor Conspiracy Harlem construction contractor Shamsuddin Riza is the fourth person involved in the alleged campaign finance scheme to take a plea deal with the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. via Politico.


  • Polish Man Arrested in Russian Plot to Assassinate Zelenskyy The purported spy, identified as Pawel K., allegedly tried to pass along information about an airport under U.S. military control near Poland's border with Ukraine that's used by politicians coming and going from the country; Germany also arrested two alleged Russian spies yesterday. via the Associated Press.
  • TikTok Ban Could Pass House and Head to Senate Vote as Early as Next Week "A lot of people on the Hill seem to be ignoring that an outright ban of TikTok would hurt the livelihoods of a lot of working-class people, many of whom are people of color," progressive New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman, who is leading opposition to the ban, says. via NBC News and Politico.
  • U.S. Resumes Deportation Flights to Haiti as Country Descends Into Chaos Meanwhile, 20 non-governmental organizations are petitioning the United Nations to oversee the payment of tens or hundreds of billions of dollars to Haiti from France as reparations for slavery. via the New York Times and the Guardian.
  • New Biden Rule on Federal Lands Makes Conservation and Renewable Energy Equal to Oil Drilling and Cattle Grazing The "Bureau of Land Management, known as the nation's largest landlord, has long offered leases to oil and gas companies, mining firms and ranchers. Now, for the first time, the nearly 80-year-old agency will auction off 'restoration leases' and 'mitigation leases' to entities with plans to restore or conserve public lands." via the Washington Post and the AP.


$14 million

That's how much profit Greenstone Resource Partners LLC, a water investment firm backed by multinational banks and public pension funds, made by selling the water rights on 500 acres of Arizona farmland to a Phoenix suburb. "Experts expect that such transfers will become more common as thirsty towns across the west seek increasingly scarce water," the Guardian reports.


4/19: It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma speak with Jeet Heer, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, to round up the week in news.


Call YOUR Senators NOW to BLOCK 'Everybody Is A Spy' Provision in FISA Bill

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Feds Outgunned By Pro-Child Labor Republicans

Sam and Emma speak to Terri Gerstein, director of the Wagner Labor Initiative at New York University, about recent right-wing campaigns to weaken state child labor protections.


"They are so scared of a pregnant patient, that the emergency medicine staff won't even look. They just want these people gone."

-- George Washington University health law and policy professor Sara Rosenbaum, speaking to the Associated Press about how pregnant patients "have 'become radioactive to emergency departments' in states with extreme abortion restrictions," with many women being turned away from emergency rooms in violation of federal law, causing their pregnancies to end "in catastrophe."

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