2022-01-28: News Headlines

Stuart Munckton (2022-01-28). Bloody Sunday 50 years on — a symbol of ongoing injustice. greenleft.org.au On the streets of Derry in British-occupied Northern Ireland on January 30, 1972, writes Stuart Munckton, British soldiers opened fire on an unarmed civil rights protest. Forteen civilians — six of them teenagers — died in the massacre remembered as Bloody Sunday.

Fight Back (2022-01-28). Protest demands freedom for prisoners facing COVID outbreak. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On the afternoon of January 22, organizers shut down the city block in front of Governor Pritzker's Gold Coast mansion for 15 minutes, demanding immediate action to address the surging COVID cases in Illinois prisons and jails. Organizers dropped a letter on Pritzker's doorstep calling for a mass release of those incarcerated, beginning with the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions who are especially at risk. | The call to decarcerate correctional facilities has been sounded since the rise of COVID-19 and was repeated as further surges and variants put those inside at risk. The gover…

Robert Reich (2022-01-28). The Curse of Financial Entrepreneurship. indybay.org We are not prisoners of bad decisions made in the past. We can and should rein in Wall Street, break up its five giant "too-big-to-fail" banks, support local and state banks, resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act's divide between investment & commercial banking, tax all financial transactions — and rebuild jobs and wages on the product side of the American economy.

WSWS (2022-01-28). A Twelve-Year Night from Uruguay: No reckoning with the past. wsws.org Focusing on the "inner hell" of three political prisoners, the film assiduously avoids the historical and political questions that gave rise to their plight.

Linda Morris (2022-01-27). Holding Facebook Accountable for Digital Redlining. aclu.org In today's digital world, people rely on online advertising platforms for critical information such as job opportunities or available housing. But unfortunately, thanks to practices known as "digital redlining" the use of technology to perpetuate discrimination — any ads for housing or jobs that you are likely to see (or not see) in your newsfeed can largely depend on who you are, including your gender, race, or age. | Digital redlining has become

Black Lives Matter, Demand Justice (2022-01-27). Thursday 1/27: Call to Action: Ensuring a First Black Woman SCOTUS Justice Organizing Call. indybay.org Online event…

Dan Williams (2022-01-27). George Floyd's girlfriend attends trial of officers in Floyd's death. america.cgtn.com The trial of three former police officers accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights continues. Floyd's girlfriend at the time of his death, Courtney Ross, has been allowed into the court to witness the proceedings. CGTN's Dan Williams reports.

Stephen W. Enciso (2022-01-27). Invasion Day protest demands Don Dale youth jail be closed. greenleft.org.au "Nobody would want their children in there," Josie Crawshaw told a 150-strong Invasion Day protest outside the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Stephen W. Enciso (2022-01-27). Invasion Day protest demands Don Dale 'Get the kids out of that jail'. greenleft.org.au "Nobody would want their children in there," Josie Crawshaw told a 150-strong Invasion Day protest outside the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-27). From Rikers to Santa Rita: Close the Death Camps! itsgoingdown.org Statement linking the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a call to support the ongoing hunger strikes happening within Rikers Island and Santa Rita jail. Hunger Strikers still striking! Today, January 27, 2022/25th Sh'vat 5782, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps, where so…

Judy Greenspan (2022-01-27). Santa Rita prisoners conduct hunger strike. workers.org Protesters outside Alameda County Sheriff's Office call for release of Santa Rita Jail inmates during COVID-19 pandemic. Oakland In what has been a continuing struggle by Alameda county prisoners for decent food and sanitary conditions at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California, two dozen prisoners went on hunger strike Jan. . . . |

Oakland Abolition, Solidarity (2022-01-27). Phone Zap Supporting Hunger Strikers in Santa Rita Jail: Friday, January 28th. itsgoingdown.org Call for a phone-zap campaign in support of an ongoing hunger strike at the Santa Rita jail in the bay area of California on Friday. To listen to an It's Going Down interview with a hunger-striker, go here. We are calling on all of you to support the hunger strikers in Santa Rita Jail. Phone…

WSWS (2022-01-27). US charged with war crimes in Syria prison siege. wsws.org The Pentagon's proxy ground force, the SDF militia, claims to have retaken the jail, but offered no information on the fate of 850 children held there.

sputniknews (2022-01-27). Assange Should Be Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, His Fiancee Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Stella Moris, the fiancee of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, suggested on Thursday that he be nominated for the Nobel Prize for his contributions to world peace.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-27). Kurdish-led forces announce complete recapture of al-Sinaa prison after week-long fighting with ISIS. peoplesdispatch.org At least 180 people, including around 120 ISIS fighters and 50 SDF personnel, were killed in fighting since the attack on al-Sinaa prison prison last week. This has yet again highlighted the issue of over 10,000 ISIS prisoners in various jails in the region…

_____ (2022-01-27). It's Time For Biden To Fulfill Pledge To End The Federal Death Penalty. popularresistance.org On January 17, 1977, Gary Gilmore was executed by firing squad, shot through the heart, at Utah State Prison. He was the first person to be executed after the death penalty had been reinstated in the United States in 1976. This year, to mark the 45th anniversary of this execution, which coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Death Penalty Action and a coalition of death penalty abolitionists gathered in Washington, D.C. calling for an end to the federal death penalty and all executions in the United States. | After a 17-year hiatus, the U.S. resumed federal executions a year and a half ago. Between July 2020…

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-27). No Freedom! Parole Update from Anarchist Prisoner Michael Kimble. itsgoingdown.org Statement from anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble to his supporters about his recent rejection for parole. For more information on Kimble and how to support him, go here. From Michael Kimble: On December 16th, 2021 I was considered for parole during an open hearing. I was denied and hit with another 5 years before being considered…

Editor (2022-01-27). John Pilger on Julian Assange's Extradition Appeal. scheerpost.com The British High Court of England and Wales on Monday said it would allow the imprisoned publisher of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, to, in essence, appeal a ruling that would have seen him extradited to the United States where he faces a possible 175 years in prison for the publication of classified documents and videos. | The High Court technically refused to allow an appeal to the Supreme Court, but, in a legal loophole, it left it up to that court to determine whether it will grant permission to consider one legal issue. | "We certify a single point of law … in what circumstances can an appellate court re…

Staff (2022-01-27). Headlines for January 27, 2022. democracynow.org Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire, Handing Biden Chance to Nominate Replacement, U.S. and NATO Offer No Concessions to Russia in Standoff over Ukraine, U.S. Approves $2.5 Billion Arms Sale to Egypt Despite Human Rights Abuses, House Democrats Demand End to U.S. Servicing of Saudi Warplanes Used in War Crimes, 180 Killed as U.S.-Backed Forces Retake Syrian Prison Where Children Are Imprisoned, U.N. Renews Calls to Free Up Aid for Millions of Afghans Facing Starvation, Extreme Poverty, Global COVID Cases Break New Record as COVAX Falls Short on Vaccine Delivery Goal, Spotify Sides with Joe Rogan in Vac…

Anonymous103 (2022-01-27). Military Situation In Syria On January 27, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On January 27, the Russian Ministry of Defence recorded no cases of hostilities and opening fire in Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | On January 26, clashes between the SDF and Turkish-backed militants were reported west of Tal Tamar; | On January 26, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ankawi area; | On January 26, the SDF imposed full control over the Sina'a prison. The total number of individuals detained for involvement in the ISIS att…

Anonymous669 (2022-01-27). Clashes Continue At Syria's Al-Hasakah Prison As Death Toll From ISIS Attack Tops 200. southfront.org Click to see full-size image, source: sdf-press.com | Clashes between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS continue around Geweran prison in the northeastern Syrian city of al-Hasakah. | On January 27, SDF fighters killed at least 12 terrorists of ISIS and found the dead bodies of five others while combing several parts of the prison, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). | In the morning, the terrorists carried out two attacks on SDF fighters killing or woundi…

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2022-01-27: News Headlines

Stephen W. Enciso (2022-01-27). Invasion Day protest demands Don Dale youth jail be closed. greenleft.org.au "Nobody would want their children in there," Josie Crawshaw told a 150-strong Invasion Day protest outside the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Stephen W. Enciso (2022-01-27). Invasion Day protest demands Don Dale 'Get the kids out of that jail'. greenleft.org.au "Nobody would want their children in there," Josie Crawshaw told a 150-strong Invasion Day protest outside the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Judy Greenspan (2022-01-27). Santa Rita prisoners conduct hunger strike. workers.org Protesters outside Alameda County Sheriff's Office call for release of Santa Rita Jail inmates during COVID-19 pandemic. Oakland In what has been a continuing struggle by Alameda county prisoners for decent food and sanitary conditions at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California, two dozen prisoners went on hunger strike Jan. . . . |

WSWS (2022-01-27). US charged with war crimes in Syria prison siege. wsws.org The Pentagon's proxy ground force, the SDF militia, claims to have retaken the jail, but offered no information on the fate of 850 children held there.

Anonymous Contributor (2022-01-27). No Freedom! Parole Update from Anarchist Prisoner Michael Kimble. itsgoingdown.org Statement from anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble to his supporters about his recent rejection for parole. For more information on Kimble and how to support him, go here. From Michael Kimble: On December 16th, 2021 I was considered for parole during an open hearing. I was denied and hit with another 5 years before being considered…

Judy Greenspan (2022-01-26). COVID-19 and the prison abolition movement: A WW commentary. workers.org The current spike in COVID-19 infections among the incarcerated in prisons, jails and detention centers is not only alarming and life-threatening to tens of thousands of people, it is an urgent challenge for the prison abolition and prisoners' advocacy movement. We must build a movement from California to New York . . . |

ecns.cn (2022-01-26). Gun violence in U.S. has grown into a tumor of society: FM Spokesperson. ecns.cn Gun violence in the U.S. has grown into a tumor of society, a Chinese FM Spokesperson said on Tuesday, adding that compounded with grave problems including the unchecked pandemic, drug proliferation and racial discrimination, gun violence has become a serious systemic human rights issue.

It's Going Down (2022-01-26). This Is America #158: Hunger Strike at Santa Rita Jail; Police Attack Encampment in Boise; Update on Resistance at Winnemucca. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, June 27th, 2022. "At least two dozen prisoners in the Alameda County Jail are continuing a hunger strike which began on January 8, 2022 to protest an increase in the jail's commissary prices." Prices has risen in some cases by 20%. Report from @OaklandAboSol. t.co/1FyXQKHHN1 — It's Going Down (@IGD_News)…

scorinoco (2022-01-26). Biden Federal Judge Nominee Persecuted Steve Donziger on Behalf of Chevron. orinocotribune.com One of Joe Biden's latest federal judge nominees has environmental activists questioning the Democrat's connections to Big Oil. | US President Joe Biden nominated a list of judges last week, and one of the nominees has particularly stood out due to her history with the Republican Party, including Donald Trump, and her involvement in a lawsuit by Chevron against environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger. | "Outraged to learn that Biden has named Chevron lawyer Jennifer Rearden to be a federal judge," Donziger tweeted last Thursday, January 20, in reaction to the nomination, highlighting Rearden's work…

Jake Johnson (2022-01-26). Biden OK's $2.5 Billion Arms Sale to Egypt, Disregarding Government Oppression. truthout.org The U.S. State Department on Tuesday approved a sprawling $2.5 billion arms sale to Egypt even as the Biden administration continues to

_____ (2022-01-26). Following 'Unjustifiable' UAE Bombing, US And UN Condemn Yemeni Retaliation. popularresistance.org Saada, Yemen — In a scene rife with chaos and crying, volunteers and a rescue squad pulled the bodies of 91 prisoners from the rubble of the Sa'ada City Remand Prison in southern Yemen on Tuesday. Early last Friday morning, United Arab Emirates (UAE) warplanes supported by the United States targeted the overcrowded prison, which houses up to 3,000 inmates from across Yemen and Africa. The attack was one of the deadliest since the war began in 2015. | At least 91 people were killed and more than 236 seriously injured in the attacks, which left bereaved families in shock across Yemen and Africa. Witnesses des…

_____ (2022-01-26). For God's Sake Boys, STOP THIS WAR S**T!! popularresistance.org We've seen this before. The U.S. creates a situation, digs in its heels and makes ultimatums—and tens of thousands die. | I resigned from the U.S. government in 2003 in opposition to another war-President Bush's war on Iraq in which followed that war playbook. | We've seen it in Afghanistan and Iraq and now it may be over Ukraine or Taiwan, and oh yes, let's not forget multiple missile tests from North Korea, ISIS fighters rioting and escaping from prisons in Syria, the millions in Afghanistan who are starving and freezing after the U.S. chaotic withdrawal and refusal to unlock Afghanistan's frozen financia…

Editor (2022-01-26). Omicron Spread Continues at San Quentin State Prison. scheerpost.com Photo by everett225 on Depositphotos.com. | By Steve Brooks / At San Quentin State Prison (SQ), a musical symphony of hoarse voices, hacking coughs and the clearing of congested nasal passages is signaling another outbreak of COVID-19. | The new Omicron variant, which reportedly broke out in SQ's Alpine and H-Units early January, is now spreading throughout the North and West Block housing units even though the prison was placed on a 15-day lockdown last week along with…

Staff (2022-01-26). Headlines for January 26, 2022. democracynow.org U.S. Says Personal Sanctions Against Putin Possible If Russia Invades Ukraine, Aid Ship to Tonga Reports 23 COVID Cases; China Tries to Contain Omicron Ahead of Olympics, Biden Admin Pulls Business Vaccine Requirement; Judge Stays Decision Blocking NY Indoor Mask Mandate, Pfizer Starts Testing Omicron Vaccine; FDA Halts Use of 2 Antibody Therapies | , Leonard Peltier Calls Prison Conditions "Torture" Amid COVID Lockdowns and Neglect, Colombian Indigenous Leader José Albeiro Camayo Killed by Armed Group, Pataxó Protesters in Brazil Launch Blockade, Demand Justice 3 Years After Deadly Vale Dam Disaster, Seven Bangl…

Staff (2022-01-26). Remembering Badran Jaber: A Life in Revolution. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes the revolutionary life of Badran Jaber, veteran of the Palestinian liberation struggle, upon his passing on 25 January 2022. Jaber, a leader and co-founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was a symbol of the Palestinian prisoners' movement. He was repeatedly arrested, interrogated and imprisoned in …

Robert Reich (2022-01-26). The Curse of Financial Entrepreneurship. indybay.org We are not prisoners of bad decisions made in the past. We can and should rein in Wall Street, break up its five giant "too-big-to-fail" banks, support local and state banks, resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act's divide between investment & commercial banking, tax all financial transactions — and rebuild jobs and wages on the product side of the American economy.

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