Daily Archives: May 26, 2020

2020-05-26: News Headlines

Leila Rafei (2020-05-25). For Betty Riddle, Amendment 4 Win Makes Her A Part of Society, Not Apart. aclu.org Betty Riddle made sure she was first in line to vote in the Florida primary this year. At age 62, it was her first time voting. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," she told the ACLU. Her family made her a T-shirt just for the occasion, which read first in line, first time voting. | As a Floridian, Betty was subject to one of the nation's harshest felony disenfranchisement laws. Before

Dante Strobino (2020-05-25). Safe Jobs Save Lives': N.C. union rallies to free prisoners, support city workers. workers.org Union workers and community members organized a car caravan protest in front of Neuse Correctional Institute in Goldsboro, N.C., on May 12 to demand the freedom of all prisoners. This was in response to the fifth COVID-19 related death of a prisoner in state prisons the week prior. At Neuse . . . |

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-05-25). Hamas's Political Head : No Prisoners Swap Deal without an Acceptable Price. imemc.org Hamas's political head, Ismail Haniyeh, reportedly said over the weekend, that his Islamist party, that rules the Gaza Strip, will agree to a prisoner swap deal with the state of Israel, only in return for an acceptable price. Haniyeh's remarks came on the eve of the Al-Fitr Muslims' Feast or …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-05-24). Three Palestinian Prisoners enter 12th and 18th Years of Israeli Imprisonment. imemc.org The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) confirmed, on Saturday, that both Palestinian prisoners, Mohammad Alkhaldi and Mohammad Auda, from the Arrana village, on the outskirts of Jenin, have both entered their 12th year of life sentences in Israeli prison. Montaser Sammour, Director of the Prisoners' Society in Jenin, further noted …

Jamal Rich (2020-05-22). From 'Free Angela Davis' to #NoNewJailsDC: Organizing against incarceration across generations. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) D.C. Chapter and the Claudia Jones School for Political Education, based in Washington, D.C., came together online on the evening of May 18 to co-host an event regarding the twin ideas of freeing political prisoners and prison abolition. The event featured elders from the Communist Party USA who were …

Chauncey K. Robinson (2020-05-22). 'Mossville: When Great Trees Fall' exposes environmental and racial terror of capitalism. peoplesworld.org "When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare, sterile. We breathe, briefly. Our eyes, briefly, see with a hurtful clarity." — Maya Angelou A piece of American history, showcasing the perseverance of a people despite centuries of oppression and enslavement, is on the verge of being lost forever due to greed, negligence, and …

Tyler Durden (2020-02-04). Biden Threatens Lawsuit to Halt Release of Real Iowa Caucus Results. theantimedia.com American democracy—ain't it grand?>

Lynda Carson (2020-05-26). California and mail-out ballot plan sued by Republicans. indybay.org Lawsuit By Republicans Against California & Mail-Out Ballot Plan:…

Animal Liberation Press Office (2020-05-26). Animal Liberation Prisoner Walter Bond Will be Released from Prison June 18. indybay.org Walter was arrested July 23, 2010 as the alleged ALF "Lone Wolf" charged with arson of the Sheepskin Factory in Colorado. The FBI alleged Bond admitted to an informant to setting two additional fires — one at Tandy Leather Factory, the other at Tiburon (foie gras restaurant), both in Utah. In anonymous communiques, "A.L.F. Lone Wolf" took credit.

RT (2020-05-26). Afghan government will free 900 Taliban prisoners & urges militants to extend 3-day ceasefire — Kabul. rt.com The Afghan government urged the Taliban to extend a three-day ceasefire that is due to end on Tuesday night, and announced that it would release 900 prisoners from the insurgent group later in the day. | "It is important to extend the ceasefire and, in order to avoid bloodshed, the Afghan government is ready to extend it," Javid Faisal, the spokesman for the National Security Council, told reporters. | The Taliban announced the three-day ceasefire to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that ends the holy month of Ramadan, Reuters said. The truce expires at midnight on Tuesday (19: 30 GMT).

RT (2020-05-25). 'Brazen power grab': GOP sues California Gov. Newsom over plan to send mail-in ballots to ALL registered voters. rt.com Republicans have filed a lawsuit to overturn the California Governor's executive order, that will see every voter receive an absentee ballot for the November election, denouncing it as a "direct assault" on the vote's integrity. | "In a direct usurpation of the legislature's authority, Governor [Gavin] Newsom issued an executive order purporting to rewrite the entire election code for the November 2020 election cycle," the lawsuit, which was filed on Sunday, reads. | Slamming Newsom's decision to mail ballots to all registered voters, which means that inactive voters will also be covered by the scheme, the pla…