2021-10-18: News Headlines

Joe Lauria (2021-10-18). What Baraitser Thought About the Plot to Kill or Abduct Assange. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — Oct 16, 2021 | In her ruling in January against extraditing the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher, Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser expressed a high degree of understanding for the CIA wanting to rub out Assange, writes Joe Lauria. | Lawyers for Julian Assange may try at the U.S. appeal hearing later this month to introduce weightier evidence that the Central Intelligence Agency seriously discussed killing or abducting the imprisoned journalist. | The lower court hearing before Judge Vanessa Baraitser in September last year already heard sworn testimony from a former partner and former employee of t…

_____ (2021-10-17). Venezuelan Government Envoy Alex Saab Extradited To The United States. popularresistance.org Venezuelan government envoy Alex Saab has been extradited to the United States from Cape Verde, where he had been imprisoned since 2020. The extradition was first reported by local Cape Verde outlets and later confirmed by US officials. The contractor will face trial in Florida where he was charged with money laundering. The Nicolás Maduro government immediately reacted, denouncing the "kidnapping" of Saab by the US government.

_____ (2021-10-17). Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Prepares For Demonstrations. popularresistance.org As 2021 comes to a close, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee is collaborating closely with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak as they organize collective actions inside prisons and jails from August 21 to September 9, 2022. These actions will include labor strikes, work equipment sabotage, sit-ins, boycotts and hunger strikes. The campaign, called "Shut 'Em Down 2022," plans to focus on locally organized actions driven by incarcerated people to meet their abilities and the demands of their specific facilities. IWOC is a committee of the Industrial Workers of the World. | "When you're incarcerated, human rights ab…

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2021-10-17: News Headlines

_____ (2021-10-17). Venezuelan Government Envoy Alex Saab Extradited To The United States. popularresistance.org Venezuelan government envoy Alex Saab has been extradited to the United States from Cape Verde, where he had been imprisoned since 2020. The extradition was first reported by local Cape Verde outlets and later confirmed by US officials. The contractor will face trial in Florida where he was charged with money laundering. The Nicolás Maduro government immediately reacted, denouncing the "kidnapping" of Saab by the US government.

_____ (2021-10-17). Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Prepares For Demonstrations. popularresistance.org As 2021 comes to a close, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee is collaborating closely with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak as they organize collective actions inside prisons and jails from August 21 to September 9, 2022. These actions will include labor strikes, work equipment sabotage, sit-ins, boycotts and hunger strikes. The campaign, called "Shut 'Em Down 2022," plans to focus on locally organized actions driven by incarcerated people to meet their abilities and the demands of their specific facilities. IWOC is a committee of the Industrial Workers of the World. | "When you're incarcerated, human rights ab…

Kelley B. Vlahos (2021-10-16). The Guantanamo Detention Center: Men 'Cleared' for Release from GITMO is a Cruel, Twisted Joke. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-16). Survivors of Medical Abuse at ICE Jail in Georgia Are Still Waiting for Justice. truthout.org A year has passed since The federal complaint made international headlines after advocates filed it with the…

Staff (2021-10-16). Armed activist shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during Kenosha riot sues city, county & police for 'conspiring with vigilantes'. rt.com Gage Grosskreutz, one of the armed activists shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during last year's riots in Kenosha, is blaming the authorities and police in the Wisconsin city for his injuries and is seeking monetary compensation. | In the Grosskreutz alleged that l…

Editor (2021-10-16). Protest works! Turkish political prisoner is freed on bail but still faces trial with over 100 other leaders and activists of the left-wing HDP. mronline.org PETER TATCHELL and ERIC LEE shine a light on the case of Cihan Erdal, a trade union, peace and LGBTI+ campaigner, who faces trumped-up charges in one of Turkey's biggest mass trials.

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