2024-04-13: News Headlines

Dana Floberg, Morgan Duckett, Scheer Post. (2024-04-13). The Slow Death Of A Prison Profiteer. popularresistance.org Last week, the nation's largest prison and jail telecom corporation, Securus, effectively defaulted on more than a billion dollars of debt. After decades of preying on incarcerated people and their loved ones with exploitative call rates and other predatory practices that have driven millions of families into debt, Securus is being crushed under the weight of its own. In March, the company's creditors gave the corporation an eight-month extension to pay up, urging its sale to a new owner to stave off an otherwise imminent bankruptcy.

midwesternmarx (2024-04-13). Why We Must Inherit the Third American Revolution By: Jeremiah Kim. midwesternmarx.com On what basis do we call the Civil Rights Movement a revolution? And will there be one to follow?The year is 2024. America is today engulfed in its greatest political crisis perhaps since the Civil War. The blatant hypocrisy and contempt shown by our elites, decades of deindustrialization, neglect, and downward economic mobility, cities and towns overrun by deaths of despair, and America's most recent proxy wars in Gaza and Ukraine have, in unprecedented fashion, driven Americans aw …

WSWS (2024-04-13). Cornel West selects Black Lives Matter promoter Melina Abdullah as running mate. wsws.org The selection of Melina Abdullah as running mate signals a decision by West to emphasize racial divisions rather than class conflict.

ptcnews.tv (2024-04-13). Four Indians get 122 years in jail for brutal murder of 23-year-old delivery driver in UK. ptcnews.tv PTC Web Desk: In the UK, four Indian-origin men have been sentenced to a total of 122 years in prison for the murder of Aurman Singh, a 23-year-old delivery driver of Indian origin. The brutal attack, | Four Indians get 122 years in jail for brutal murder of 23-year-old delivery driver in UK…

Thomas Ungar, Stephanie Knaak (2024-04-13). Correspondence] Structural stigma in mental illness. thelancet.com The Lancet Commission on Ending Stigma and Discrimination in Mental Health1 emphasises the need to address structural stigma in our health-care systems and frames it as a concern for health-care equity: "health and care services should be provided […] regardless of health condition […] equitably to people with physical health conditions and mental health conditions".

teleSUR, YSM (2024-04-13). Niegan recurso de habeas corpus a exvicepresidente Jorge Glas. telesurtv.net Ante la sentencia, Glas permanecerá detenido en la cárcel de máxima seguridad, conocida como La Roca, al norte de la sureña ciudad ecuatoriana de Guayaquil.

newarab (2024-04-13). 20 years on, Abu Ghraib detainees get their day in US court. newarab.com Twenty years ago this month, photos of abused prisoners and smiling US soldiers guarding them at Iraq's Now, three survivors of Abu Ghraib will finally get their day in US court against the military contractor they hold responsible for their mistreatment. | The trial is scheduled to begin Monday in

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2024-04-11: News Headlines

Sameena Rahman (2024-04-11). Walid Daqqa, the longest-held Palestinian political prisoner, was killed by Israeli occupation. liberationnews.org Walid Daqqa, the longest-held Palestinian political prisoner and a revolutionary leader, passed away on April 7 at the age of 62, serving 38 years in Israeli prison.

geo.tv (2024-04-11). Muslims in US observe Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervour, zeal. geo.tv People offer special prayers seeking Pakistan's prosperity, freedom of Palestinians from Israeli oppression…

Amy Goodman (2024-04-11). Doctors and Organizers Fight to Preserve Abortion Access as AZ Upholds 1864 Ban. truthout.org In Arizona, Republican lawmakers have blocked efforts by Democrats to repeal an 1864 law — first written before women had the right to vote and recently revived by the state's Supreme Court — that bans nearly all abortions under threat of criminal penalties including jail time. To respond, we host a trio of reproductive justice advocates in Arizona. Dr. DeShawn Taylor, an OB-GYN physician… |

Arun Kundnani (2024-04-11). The "War on Terror" Is the Ghost Haunting This Year's Election. truthout.org No one ever announced that the "war on terror" was over. But the rushed withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan in 2021 was the closest the U.S. came to an official end point. There was no release of prisoners of war; instead "enemy combatants" continued to be caged at the military prison in Guantánamo Bay. Nor was the geographical spread of the U.S.'s counterterrorism operations much reduced… |

WSWS (2024-04-11). Arizona Supreme Court revives primitive 1864 law to criminalize abortion. wsws.org The highest state court ruled that a criminal law dating from 1864 can be used to imprison doctors who perform abortions.

WSWS (2024-04-11). Missouri death row inmate executed despite widespread calls to spare his life. wsws.org Brian Dorsey's impending execution provoked widespread calls for clemency, including from members of his family, 72 prison employees, five jurors from his trial, three Republican state representatives, and the judge who originally upheld Dorsey's death sentence on appeal.

WSWS (2024-04-11). Delhi Chief Minister jailed on politically manipulated charges as India's election campaign kicks into high gear. wsws.org The Modi government is notorious for its use of manipulated and trumped-up charges against political opponents. But with the approach of the 2024 election, it has become even more brazen in using all means at its disposal to attack its bourgeois rivals, suppress social opposition, and stoke communal reaction.

| Name (2024-04-11). Lesotho courts dismiss lawsuits seeking closure of 2 newspapers, defamation cases ongoing. facebook.com

ecns.cn (2024-04-11). China urges U.S. to correct wrongful actions against Chinese companies. ecns.cn China has urged the United States to immediately correct its wrongful actions and stop the unreasonable suppression of its companies after the U.S. recently added six Chinese companies to its export control "entity list".

newarab (2024-04-11). Released Bahraini political prisoners chant for Palestine. newarab.com Around 600 political prisoners in The released prisoners left the jail "with their heads held high and chanting for Palestine", Bahraini human rights defender and activist Maryam Al-Khawaja said, while videos showed them clapping, chanting and celebrating. | Some waved Palestinian flags, while others praised the Prophet Muhammad. | The release comes…

presstv.ir (2024-04-11). Hackers break into Israeli ministry of military affairs, offer to sell data. presstv.ir Hackers break into the Israeli regime's ministry of military affairs, offering to sell stolen data unless the regime releases hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.

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