Daily Archives: May 11, 2020

2020-05-11: News Headlines

G. Dunkel (2020-05-11). In Haiti/ICE is spreading COVID-19. workers.org Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency charged with deporting people from the United States, scheduled five deportations to Haiti on May 11 from the Pine Prairie Detention Center in Louisiana. The agency claims the five individuals have either tested positive for COVID-19 or show signs of having the disease. (Miami . . . |

RT (2020-05-11). PM Johnson's 'confused' & 'shambolic' lockdown changes announcement causes ridicule instead of relief. rt.com British PM Boris Johnson's video address to the nation outlining the "roadmap" out of lockdown amid the Covid-19 crisis has provoked widespread derision, with critics suggesting he has created unnecessary confusion. | In a pre-recorded message broadcast on Sunday night, the PM announced a new system of alert levels that will be used to ease or tighten up Covid-19 suppression measures, depending on the rate at which the deadly virus is spreading. | Also on rt.com | |

Patrick Anderson (2020-05-11). The Execution of Julian Assange. mintpressnews.com I do not respect anyone who has not been to prison." Julian Assange once said to Renata Avila, a Guatemalan human rights activist who serves as legal counsel for WikiLeaks. "What he meant," Avila After a decade of being shuttled from house arrest to confinement in an embassy to Belmarsh Prison to, if the United States government ge…

Ted Kelly (2020-05-11). Black prisoners win victory vs. racist officials. workers.org Through strength and perseverance, Eric McGill and Leonttay Pratt have won a meaningful victory against the racist officials at the Lebanon County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania. Held in solitary confinement for refusing to cut their dreadlocks, McGill and Pratt — both adherents of the Rastafarian faith — have been released . . . |

Staff (2020-05-11). Headlines for May 11, 2020. democracynow.org COVID-19 Cases Mount as States Reopen Economies, NY Investigating Deaths of at Least 3 Children Linked to COVID-19, Bronx Hospital Investigating Nurse Who Shared Video of Medical Staff Speaking Out About Lack of PPE, Cheyenne River Sioux Defies South Dakota Order to Remove Coronavirus Checkpoints, Another COVID-19 Case Confirmed at White House as Barack Obama Blasts Trump's "Chaotic" Response, Hunger-Striking Immigrant Women Released from California Prison, U.S. Continues to Deport Haitian Immigrants, Including Those with COVID-19 Infections, WSJ: Trump Planning to Ban H-1B Visas, Three Prisoners Die at Chino Fac…

Robert Fantina (2020-05-11). Kashmiri Oppression and Suffering. Self-Determination and the Derogation of Fundamental Civil Rights. globalresearch.ca There are certain basic freedoms to which all people are entitled. Foundational to all of them is self-determination. Once that principle is enshrined in any nation, such freedoms as speech, press, movement, etc. follow. People who live under any system …

splcenter (2020-05-11). SPLC fights to keep children out of juvenile detention, other confined settings during pandemic. splcenter.org

Elise Swain (2020-05-11). Tara Reade's Allegations Is Latest Chapter of America's Accountability Problem. zcomm.org Accountability must be viewed as a feminist issue, especially in a nation that wove oppression into every fiber of its flag…

Linda Wiggins-Chavis (2020-05-11). We Also Face a Pandemic of Racism. progressive.org COVID-19 sheds light on America's systemic oppression of people of color.

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-11). Doctors Speak Out About COVID 19 & The Violent Suppression Of Your Rights. thelastamericanvagabond.com The only question, is whether We The People have the courage to stand for what we know to be right, or if we will allow ourselves to be scared into passively accepting the "new normal," a locked down controlled society that was prepped for, planned out, and designed years ago. I for one, will never …

Santa Cruz Police News (2020-05-11). 21-Year-Old Dies in Santa Cruz County Jail. indybay.org The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office says on Sunday evening, May 10, correctional officers discovered 21-year-old Tamario Smith was unresponsive in his cell at the County Jail. At about 6pm, paramedics administered medical aid, however Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to the Sheriff's Office, Smith did not share a cell, and foul play is not suspected. The Sheriff's Office states there were no signs of trauma or visible injuries, and that Smith did not show signs of COVID-19 symptoms.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-11). No need for talks on prisoners swap between Iran, US: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that there is no need for any negotiations between Iran and the US about the swap of prisoners, there are no problems in this regard and Iran will hold no talks with Americans.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-11). 'Iranian scientist Asgari will return home if his corona test is negative': Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iranian scientist imprisoned in the US will return to the country after his corona test is negative.

RT (2020-05-10). That was quick! Tesla files LAWSUIT against California county for not allowing factory to reopen after Musk threatens pullout. rt.com Hours after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he would pull the car maker's plant from the Golden State, the company sued Alameda county, accusing officials of "defying" state laws by refusing to allow the facility to reopen. | The

graham (2020-05-10). Something about Julian Assange you should know. truepublica.org.uk Anyone watching the current events surrounding Julian Assange will know that justice in Britain is not the driving motivation behind his incarceration. His treatment by the state is truly shameful, immoral and reprehensible. What you are witnessing in real-time is the abuse and oppression of a journalist all funded by the taxpayer to further the …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-05-10). Israeli Authorities Extend Detention of Palestinian Teen. imemc.org For the fifth time in row, Israeli authorities reportedly extended, on Sunday, the imprisonment of a Palestinian teen from the West Bank city of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank. Family members of the teen detainee, Qassem Abu Bakr, 17, told media outlets, on Sunday, that the Israeli military …

Staff (2020-05-09). Women In Prisons Say They're Being Punished For Speaking Out About COVID-19 Risks. therealnews.com Women say they're being punished for contacting people outside about their living conditions. Activists are planning an action May 23 at Jessup Correctional Facility in response.

Martha Grevatt (2020-05-09). Solidarity with Ohio prisoners. workers.org Over 200 people demonstrated outside the state prison in Marion, Ohio, May 2 to protest the conditions inside and demand prisoners who meet certain criteria be released. The prison drew national attention after 80 percent of the prisoners tested positive for COVID-19. Prisoners' family members demonstrate outside Marion, Ohio, state . . . |

Staff (2020-05-08). "A Lynch Mob": After Months of Inaction, 2 White Men Are Charged with Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in GA. democracynow.org The two white men caught on camera shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African American man, were arrested and charged Thursday with murder. The arrests came two days after video of the attack in February was shared with the public, sparking widespread outrage. Today would have been Arbery's 26th birthday. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the Arbery family and formerly represented Trayvon Martin.

Staff (2020-05-08). Headlines for May 8, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Pass 75,000 as Trump Sidelines Top Medical Experts, Trump to Be Tested for Coronavirus Daily After Valet Tests Positive, Vigil at White House Honors 88 Who Died from "Trump's Abhorrent Failure to Protect Nurses", U.S. Unemployment Claims Soar to 33.3 Million Amid Pandemic | , Democrats Promise "Rooseveltian" Coronavirus Relief Bill | , Mitch McConnell Prioritizes Judicial Confirmations as Senate Returns Amid Pandemic | , Data Shows 35 of 40 People Arrested in NY for Social Distancing Violations Are Black | , Texas Stops Jailing Lockdown Violators; Nebraska Ends Reporting on Meat Plant COVI…

Andrea Arroyo (2020-05-08). The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers. thenation.com The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers…

ACLU (2020-05-08). Poetry, Prison, and the Pandemic. aclu.org In his third book of poetry, "Felon," Reginald Dwayne Betts contemplates life after prison: "The rooms in my head keep secrets that indict / Me still; my chorus of unspoken larcenies. / You carry that knowledge into your twilight, / & live without regret for your guilty pleas." The sense that prison sticks with you, haunts you even after you are released — as he was in 2005 — permeates the book., , Betts joined us for a second conversation on At Liberty this week. We discussed his life as an artist — the poems of "Felon," along with a recent exhibit at MoMA PS1 he collaborated on with painter…

Vivian Alana Caesar (2020-05-08). What the Caucuses Taught me About Inequities in our Electoral System. aclu.org Find the house, approach the door, ring the doorbell and wait with bated breath to see who will show on the other side — this was my daily routine while in Iowa. During the winter of my senior year of college, I volunteered in Ankeny, Iowa with a presidential campaign. The new experiences brought me relationships and campaign knowledge, but also placed the inequity of the caucus process front and center. Each time a door opened, I was reminded that people who look like me, the Black population in Iowa, constitute only

Fight Back (2020-05-08). 500-car caravan demands right to recovery. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – 500 cars from around Chicago converged on the State of Illinois Building as Governor J.B. Pritzker held his daily COVID-19 press briefing May 7. The horns could be heard clearly from inside the building. | The Right to Recovery coalition was organized by United Working Families and includes 50 organizations such as the Chicago Teachers Union and Black Lives Matter-Chicago, as well as 13 elected officials. | The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) organized 20 cars to parade from the Pilsen Neighborhood, where they met up with the Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC). The C…

Jane R. Millar, Nomonde Bengu, Rowena Fillis, Ken Sprenger, Vuyokazi Ntlantsana, Vinicius A. Vieira, Nisreen Khambati, Moherndran Archary, Maximilian Muenchhoff, Andreas Groll, Nicholas Grayson, John Adamson, Katya Govender, Krista Dong, Photini Kiepiela, Bruce D. Walker, David Bonsall, Thomas Connor, Matthew J. Bull, Nelisiwe Nxele, Julia Roider, Nasreen Ismail, Emily Adland, Maria C. Puertas, Javier Martinez-Picado, Philippa C. Matthews, Thumbi Ndung'u, Philip Goulder, the Ucwaningo Lwabantwana Consortium (2020-05-08). HIGH-FREQUENCY failure of combination antiretroviral therapy in paediatric HIV infection is associated with unmet maternal needs causing maternal NON-ADHERENCE. thelancet.com The success of early infant testing and cART initiation strategies is severely limited by subsequent cART non-adherence in HIV-infected children. Although there are practical challenges to administering paediatric cART formulations, these are overcome by mothers who themselves are cART-adherent. These findings point to the ongoing obligation to address the unmet needs of the mothers. Eliminating the particular barriers preventing adequate treatment for these vulnerable women and infants need to be prioritised in order to achieve durable suppression of viraemia on cART, let alone HIV cure/remission, in HIV-infecte…

RT (2020-05-11). Leader of infamous Mexican cartel dies in prison after contracting Covid-19. rt.com Notorious Mexican cartel leader Moises Escamilla May has died after contracting the novel coronavirus while serving a lengthy sentence in maximum-security prison on a raft of serious drugs and weapons charges. | Escamilla headed one of the factions of the Los Zetas cartel — a notorious criminal gang in Mexico, involved in cross-border cocaine smuggling as well as kidnapping, sex trafficking and extortion. | Also on rt.com | | According to the Jalisco…

sputniknews (2020-05-11). Afghanistan Not to Release More Taliban Prisoners Until Reciprocated by Armed Group. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The Afghanistan government and the Taliban signed a US-mediated peace pact in February. As part of the agreement both sides agreed to release prisoners — the government would release 5,000 Taliban and the armed group would release 1,000 pro-government captives.

sputniknews (2020-05-11). Will Elon Musk's Lawsuit Against California Authorities Cause a Landslide of Similar Cases? sputniknews.com Tesla CEO Elon Musk has found himself in skirmish with California's Alameda County authorities who have prevented his car company from restarting production during the coronavirus pandemic. The rock star engineer has since hit back, slamming the ban, arguing that it runs contrary to the governor's orders and even to "plain common sense".

sputniknews (2020-05-11). Celebrations Go Wrong: Indian Youths Jailed For Breaking Lockdown on 'Fearless' Warrior's Birthday. sputniknews.com

yenisafak (2020-05-11). US: Whites protest, blacks nabbed for virus violations. yenisafak.com Black people in the US are not only disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but are also arrested four times more than whites for social distancing violations, according to ProPublica, a nonprofit news outlet.After analyzing data from the state of Ohio, where crowds of mostly white protesters have defied a stay-at-home order imposed last month without arrest, a ProPublica report said "police departments have primarily arrested black people for violating the order."In Ohio, a violation of the order is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. Hundreds of people have alrea…

Staff (2020-05-07). Women In Prison Need More Than Cuomo's Order To Help Against COVID-19. therealnews.com Incarcerated women still face inadequate testing and an inability to self-isolate, and few will be helped by Cuomo's announcement releasing pregnant and elderly women.

A. Majumdar (2020-05-07). PDF download of May 7 issue. workers.org Click to download entire 12-page PDF May Day coverage. Also: COVID‚Äë19 North Carolina protest; Genocide on Detroit; Cuban medical team; Trump and China; Pennies vs. billions; Tear down the walls A world without prisons; Mumia: On prison guards; Louisiana death camps; ‚ÄÇEditorial Fascists = bosses' tools; World Palestine Britain Venezuela . . . |

RT (2020-05-07). Texas releases salon owner JAILED for reopening despite Covid-19 lockdown — after her case prompts governor to ease penalties. rt.com Texas salon owner Shelley Luther has been ordered released from jail after the governor and attorney general protested her imprisonment over violating the state's lockdown and modified the shutdown orders to exclude imprisonment. | Luther, who became a symbol of the movement to end Texas' lockdown when she was arrested for refusing to shutter her Dallas salon despite a district judge's restraining order, was ordered released from jail on Thursday by the Texas Supreme Court after serving two days of a seven-day sentence. | Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick personally paid the $7,000 fine the judge had imposed on…

David Cole (2020-05-07). No One, Not Even Trump, is Above the Law. aclu.org Next week, on May 12, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in three cases about whether President Trump can block subpoenas issued to his banks and accountant to hand over his personal financial documents in connection with investigations of potential crimes. We argue that Trump, no less than anyone else, has no right to block such subpoenas. No one, not even the president, is above the law. , , Our

ACLU (2020-05-07). Our Vision for Equitable Marijuana Reform. aclu.org

2020-05-11: Social Media Postees

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The Execution of Julian Assange
Patrick Anderson | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-11
I do not respect anyone who has not been to prison." Julian Assange once said to Renata Avila, a Guatemalan human rights activist who serves as legal counsel for WikiLeaks. "What he meant," Avila says, "was that being in prison means that you have made so much trouble for the system that the only way for the system to deal with you is to lock you up and try to silence you." | After a decade of being shuttled from house arrest to confinement in an embassy to Belmarsh Prison to, if the United States government ge…
mintpressnews.com/opinion-media-execution-julian-assange/267393/

In Haiti/ICE is spreading COVID-19
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-05-11
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency charged with deporting people from the United States, scheduled five deportations to Haiti on May 11 from the Pine Prairie Detention Center in Louisiana. The agency claims the five individuals have either tested positive for COVID-19 or show signs of having the disease. (Miami . . . | Continue reading In Haiti/ICE is spreading COVID-19 at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48501/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=in-haiti-ice-is-spreading-covid-19

Kashmiri Oppression and Suffering. Self-Determination and the Derogation of Fundamental Civil Rights
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
There are certain basic freedoms to which all people are entitled. Foundational to all of them is self-determination. Once that principle is enshrined in any nation, such freedoms as speech, press, movement, etc. follow. People who live under any system …
globalresearch.ca/kashmiri-oppression-suffering/5712466

SPLC fights to keep children out of juvenile detention, other confined settings during pandemic
splcenter.org | 2020-05-11
splcenter.org/news/2020/05/11/splc-fights-keep-children-out-juvenile-detention-other-confined-settings-during-pandemic

Tara Reade's Allegations Is Latest Chapter of America's Accountability Problem
Elise Swain | zcomm.org | 2020-05-11
Accountability must be viewed as a feminist issue, especially in a nation that wove oppression into every fiber of its flag…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/tara-reades-allegations-is-latest-chapter-of-americas-accountability-problem/

We Also Face a Pandemic of Racism
Linda Wiggins-Chavis | progressive.org | 2020-05-11
COVID-19 sheds light on America's systemic oppression of people of color.
progressive.org/op-eds/we-face-pandemic-of-racism-wiggins-chavis-200511/

Doctors Speak Out About COVID 19 & The Violent Suppression Of Your Rights
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-11
The only question, is whether We The People have the courage to stand for what we know to be right, or if we will allow ourselves to be scared into passively accepting the "new normal," a locked down controlled society that was prepped for, planned out, and designed years ago. I for one, will never …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/censorship/doctors-speak-out-about-covid-19-violent-suppression-your-rights/

PM Johnson's 'confused' & 'shambolic' lockdown changes announcement causes ridicule instead of relief
rt.com | 2020-05-11
British PM Boris Johnson's video address to the nation outlining the "roadmap" out of lockdown amid the Covid-19 crisis has provoked widespread derision, with critics suggesting he has created unnecessary confusion. | In a pre-recorded message broadcast on Sunday night, the PM announced a new system of alert levels that will be used to ease or tighten up Covid-19 suppression measures, depending on the rate at which the deadly virus is spreading. | Also on rt.com | | BoJo introduces Covid-19 'alert levels' for UK as part of 'roadmap' out of lockdown (VIDEO)…
rt.com/uk/488344-johnson-lockdown-changes-confused/

21-Year-Old Dies in Santa Cruz County Jail
Santa Cruz Police News | indybay.org | 2020-05-11
The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office says on Sunday evening, May 10, correctional officers discovered 21-year-old Tamario Smith was unresponsive in his cell at the County Jail. At about 6pm, paramedics administered medical aid, however Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to the Sheriff's Office, Smith did not share a cell, and foul play is not suspected. The Sheriff's Office states there were no signs of trauma or visible injuries, and that Smith did not show signs of COVID-19 symptoms.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/11/18832983.php

'Iranian scientist Asgari will return home if his corona test is negative': Zarif
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-11
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA)

No need for talks on prisoners swap between Iran, US: Zarif
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-11
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA)

Black prisoners win victory vs. racist officials
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2020-05-11
Through strength and perseverance, Eric McGill and Leonttay Pratt have won a meaningful victory against the racist officials at the Lebanon County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania. Held in solitary confinement for refusing to cut their dreadlocks, McGill and Pratt

Leader of infamous Mexican cartel dies in prison after contracting Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-05-11
Notorious Mexican cartel leader Moises Escamilla May has died after contracting the novel coronavirus while serving a lengthy sentence in maximum-security prison on a raft of serious drugs and weapons charges. | Escamilla headed one of the factions of the Los Zetas cartel

Something about Julian Assange you should know
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-10
Anyone watching the current events surrounding Julian Assange will know that justice in Britain is not the driving motivation behind his incarceration. His treatment by the state is truly shameful, immoral and reprehensible. What you are witnessing in real-time is the abuse and oppression of a journalist all funded by the taxpayer to further the …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/something-about-julian-assange-you-should-know/

Israeli Authorities Extend Detention of Palestinian Teen
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-05-10
For the fifth time in row, Israeli authorities reportedly extended, on Sunday, the imprisonment of a Palestinian teen from the West Bank city of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank. Family members of the teen detainee, Qassem Abu Bakr, 17, told media outlets, on Sunday, that the Israeli military …
imemc.org/article/israeli-authorities-extend-detention-of-palestinian-teen/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=israeli-authorities-extend-detention-of-palestinian-teen

That was quick! Tesla files LAWSUIT against California county for not allowing factory to reopen after Musk threatens pullout
rt.com | 2020-05-10
Hours after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he would pull the car maker's plant from the Golden State, the company sued Alameda county, accusing officials of "defying" state laws by refusing to allow the facility to reopen. | The lawsuit comes on the heels of a Twitter rant late on Saturday, that saw Musk branding California county's chief health official "ignorant," after the local authorities refused to give the company the green light to reopen its plant with more than 10,000 workers in Fremont due to coronavirus restrictions.
rt.com/usa/488284-musk-lawsuit-factory-california/

Solidarity with Ohio prisoners
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-05-09
Over 200 people demonstrated outside the state prison in Marion, Ohio, May 2 to protest the conditions inside and demand prisoners who meet certain criteria be released. The prison drew national attention after 80 percent of the prisoners tested positive for COVID-19. Prisoners' family members demonstrate outside Marion, Ohio, state . . . | Continue reading Solidarity with Ohio prisoners at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48444/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=solidarity-with-ohio-prisoners

Women In Prisons Say They're Being Punished For Speaking Out About COVID-19 Risks
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-09
Women say they're being punished for contacting people outside about their living conditions. Activists are planning an action May 23 at Jessup Correctional Facility in response.
therealnews.com/stories/women-in-prisons-say-theyre-being-punished-for-speaking-out-about-covid-19-risks

Women In Prisons Say They're Being Punished For Speaking Out About COVID-19 Risks
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-09
Women say they're being punished for contacting people outside about their living conditions. Activists are planning an action May 23 at Jessup Correctional Facility in response.
therealnews.com/stories/women-in-prisons-say-theyre-being-punished-for-speaking-out-about-covid-19-risks

"A Lynch Mob": After Months of Inaction, 2 White Men Are Charged with Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in GA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-08
The two white men caught on camera shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African American man, were arrested and charged Thursday with murder. The arrests came two days after video of the attack in February was shared with the public, sparking widespread outrage. Today would have been Arbery's 26th birthday. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the Arbery family and formerly represented Trayvon Martin.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/8/ahmaud_arbery_murder_benjamin_crump

The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers
Andrea Arroyo | thenation.com | 2020-05-08
The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers…
thenation.com/article/society/pandemic-impact-on-immigration-detention-centers/

Poetry, Prison, and the Pandemic
aclu.org | 2020-05-08
In his third book of poetry, "Felon," Reginald Dwayne Betts contemplates life after prison: "The rooms in my head keep secrets that indict / Me still; my chorus of unspoken larcenies. / You carry that knowledge into your twilight, / & live without regret for your guilty pleas." The sense that prison sticks with you, haunts you even after you are released

What the Caucuses Taught me About Inequities in our Electoral System
Vivian Alana Caesar | aclu.org | 2020-05-08
Find the house, approach the door, ring the doorbell and wait with bated breath to see who will show on the other side

500-car caravan demands right to recovery
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-08
Chicago, IL – 500 cars from around Chicago converged on the State of Illinois Building as Governor J.B. Pritzker held his daily COVID-19 press briefing May 7. The horns could be heard clearly from inside the building. | The Right to Recovery coalition was organized by United Working Families and includes 50 organizations such as the Chicago Teachers Union and Black Lives Matter-Chicago, as well as 13 elected officials. | The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) organized 20 cars to parade from the Pilsen Neighborhood, where they met up with the Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC). The C…
fightbacknews.org/2020/5/8/500-car-caravan-demands-right-recovery

HIGH-FREQUENCY failure of combination antiretroviral therapy in paediatric HIV infection is associated with unmet maternal needs causing maternal NON-ADHERENCE
Jane R. Millar, Nomonde Bengu, Rowena Fillis, Ken Sprenger, Vuyokazi Ntlantsana, Vinicius A. Vieira, Nisreen Khambati, Moherndran Archary, Maximilian Muenchhoff, Andreas Groll, Nicholas Grayson, John Adamson, Katya Govender, Krista Dong, Photini Kiepiela, Bruce D. Walker, David Bonsall, Thomas Connor, Matthew J. Bull, Nelisiwe Nxele, Julia Roider, Nasreen Ismail, Emily Adland, Maria C. Puertas, Javier Martinez-Picado, Philippa C. Matthews, Thumbi Ndung'u, Philip Goulder, the Ucwaningo Lwabantwana Consortium | thelancet.com | 2020-05-08
The success of early infant testing and cART initiation strategies is severely limited by subsequent cART non-adherence in HIV-infected children. Although there are practical challenges to administering paediatric cART formulations, these are overcome by mothers who themselves are cART-adherent. These findings point to the ongoing obligation to address the unmet needs of the mothers. Eliminating the particular barriers preventing adequate treatment for these vulnerable women and infants need to be prioritised in order to achieve durable suppression of viraemia on cART, let alone HIV cure/remission, in HIV-infecte…
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(20)30088-2/fulltext?rss=yes

PDF download of May 7 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-05-07
Click to download entire 12-page PDF May Day coverage. Also: COVID‚Äë19 North Carolina protest; Genocide on Detroit; Cuban medical team; Trump and China; Pennies vs. billions; Tear down the walls A world without prisons; Mumia: On prison guards; Louisiana death camps; ‚ÄÇEditorial Fascists = bosses' tools; World Palestine Britain Venezuela . . . | Continue reading PDF download of May 7 issue at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48326/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pdf-download-of-may-7-issue

Afghanistan Not to Release More Taliban Prisoners Until Reciprocated by Armed Group
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-11
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Afghanistan government and the Taliban signed a US-mediated peace pact in February. As part of the agreement both sides agreed to release prisoners

Will Elon Musk's Lawsuit Against California Authorities Cause a Landslide of Similar Cases?
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-11
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has found himself in skirmish with California's Alameda County authorities who have prevented his car company from restarting production during the coronavirus pandemic. The rock star engineer has since hit back, slamming the ban, arguing that it runs contrary to the governor's orders and even to "plain common sense".
sputniknews.com/analysis/202005111079270235-will-elon-musks-lawsuit-against-california-authorities-cause-a-landslide-of-similar-cases/

Celebrations Go Wrong: Indian Youths Jailed For Breaking Lockdown on 'Fearless' Warrior's Birthday
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-11
sputniknews.com/india/202005111079268269-celebrations-go-wrong-indian-youths-jailed-for-breaking-lockdown-on-fearless-warriors-birthday/

US: Whites protest, blacks nabbed for virus violations
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-11
Black people in the US are not only disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but are also arrested four times more than whites for social distancing violations, according to ProPublica, a nonprofit news outlet.After analyzing data from the state of Ohio, where crowds of mostly white protesters have defied a stay-at-home order imposed last month without arrest, a ProPublica report said "police departments have primarily arrested black people for violating the order."In Ohio, a violation of the order is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. Hundreds of people have alrea…
yenisafak.com/en/world/us-whites-protest-blacks-nabbed-for-virus-violations-3519181

No One, Not Even Trump, is Above the Law
David Cole | aclu.org | 2020-05-07
Next week, on May 12, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in three cases about whether President Trump can block subpoenas issued to his banks and accountant to hand over his personal financial documents in connection with investigations of potential crimes. We argue that Trump, no less than anyone else, has no right to block such subpoenas. No one, not even the president, is above the law. , , Our amicus curiae briefs for the cases, Trump v. Mazars/Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG and…
aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/no-one-not-even-trump-is-above-the-law

Our Vision for Equitable Marijuana Reform
aclu.org | 2020-05-07

| Legalizing marijuana, while vital, is not enough to remedy the harms of deca…
aclu.org/news/criminal-law-reform/our-vision-for-equitable-marijuana-reform

Women In Prison Need More Than Cuomo's Order To Help Against COVID-19
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-07
Incarcerated women still face inadequate testing and an inability to self-isolate, and few will be helped by Cuomo's announcement releasing pregnant and elderly women.
therealnews.com/stories/women-prison-cuomo-release-covid-19

Women In Prison Need More Than Cuomo's Order To Help Against COVID-19
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-07
Incarcerated women still face inadequate testing and an inability to self-isolate, and few will be helped by Cuomo's announcement releasing pregnant and elderly women.
therealnews.com/stories/women-prison-cuomo-release-covid-19

How being a passenger almost put a man behind bars for life in Alabama
splcenter.org | 2020-05-07
When Roberto Cruz dozed off in the passenger seat of a blue Jeep Cherokee on June 23, 2003, he had no idea that he'd end up in Alabama, let alone sentenced to life without parole in a prison there.
splcenter.org/news/2020/05/07/how-being-passenger-almost-put-man-behind-bars-life-alabama

Ecuador's Moreno govt persecutes opponents as coronavirus catastrophe exposes its neoliberal war on public sector
Denis Rogatyuk | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-06
Sentencing former President Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas to eight years in jail and barring them from public office for…
thegrayzone.com/2020/05/06/ecuadors-moreno-persecutes-coronavirus/

SPLC's Civil Rights Memorial Center, closed due to COVID-19, publishes children's activity book online
splcenter.org | 2020-05-06
splcenter.org/news/2020/05/06/splcs-civil-rights-memorial-center-closed-due-covid-19-publishes-childrens-activity-book

The Case for Prison Abolition: Ruth Wilson Gilmore on COVID-19, Racial Capitalism & Decarceration
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-05
The spread of COVID-19 threatens the lives of more than 2.3 million people locked up in prisons and jails throughout the United States. We look at how the call to release prisoners during the coronavirus pandemic makes the case for prison abolition, with scholar Ruth Wilson Gilmore, co-founder of California Prison Moratorium Project and Critical Resistance and the author of "Golden Gulag: Prison, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California." Her forthcoming book is "Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition."
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/5/ruth_wilson_gilmore_abolition_coronavirus

Calls Grow for Mass Release from Ohio's Marion Prison as 80% of Prisoners Test Positive for COVID-19
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-05
We get an update on one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the United States, at the Marion Correctional Institution in Ohio, where 11 prisoners and one staff member have died, and at least 80% of prisoners and half of the prison staff tested positive. Despite growing calls to release thousands of Ohio's nearly 50,000 incarcerated people as the coronavirus spreads, Governor Mike DeWine has only approved the release of more than 100 people in the state's prisons. "We're seeing a few people being released … but not anywhere near the 20,000 [we are] demanding," says Azzurra Crispino, whose husband, James, is in…
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/5/marion_correctional_institution_coronavirus_outbreak_calls

Solitary Confinement Used For Children As Young As 11 After COVID-19 Exposure
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-05
Lawyers say Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Correctional Services aren't being transparent about conditions in juvenile detention centers.
therealnews.com/stories/solitary-confinement-juvenile-detention-eleven-coronavirus-exposure-maryland

Solitary Confinement Used For Children As Young As 11 After COVID-19 Exposure
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-05
Lawyers say Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Correctional Services aren't being transparent about conditions in juvenile detention centers.
therealnews.com/stories/solitary-confinement-juvenile-detention-eleven-coronavirus-exposure-maryland

Moral Choices for Today's Physician
Berwick DM. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-05-05
In this essay, Don Berwick considers moral choices physicians face personally, organizationally, and globally and exhorts them to understand that the health of humanity depends on their speaking out against the social injustice of overpricing drugs and services, mass incarceration, and the lack of environmental responsibility.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2765426

My Name Is Not "Interpreter"
Montenegro RE. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-05-05
In this essay, the author relays his personal experience with ethnicity-based discrimination and discusses the "microaggressions" that medical trainees from underrepresented groups based on race/ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation experience.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2765422

Detainees put at high risk for COVID-19 at Madison, Wi., jail
Annika Lee | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-05
To protect them from COVID-19, incarcerated people must be freed.
liberationnews.org/detainees-put-at-high-risk-for-covid-19-at-madison-wi-jail/

Venezuela: 45 Killed in Guanare Prison Riot
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-04
The government pledged to investigate the May 1 riot, which it described as an attempted breakout.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14863

A County Jail Battles COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis–At the Same Time
Marcia Brown | progressive.org | 2020-05-01
The pandemic and an increase in immigration detainees create a double whammy for the rural Ohio jail.
progressive.org/dispatches/county-jail-battles-covid19-and-opioid-crisis-brown-200501/

How to Protest in a Pandemic
Emerson Sykes | aclu.org | 2020-05-01
For centuries, Americans have taken to the streets when they've had grievances to share. We've taken to the streets to make our voices heard, to effect change, and to feel and display the power and solidarity of mass gatherings. But with physical distancing and shelter in place orders prevalent throughout the U.S. and the world, how do we responsibly exercise our First Am…
aclu.org/news/free-speech/how-to-protest-in-a-pandemic