Daily Archives: November 13, 2020

2020-11-13: News Headlines

Fred Fuentes (2020-11-13). Women of Steel: Check out upcoming screenings near you. greenleft.org.au Denied jobs at Wollongong's steelworks, working-class migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a campaign for the right to work that lasted for 14 years. Women of Steel tells their story, writes Kerry Smith.

Mirinda Crissman (2020-11-13). Commentary: New Jersey releases 2,261 — but to what? workers.org The State of New Jersey released 2,261 incarcerated workers from its state prisons on Nov. 4. This largest single-day release in U.S. history comes on the heels of state law S2519, passed in September, which calls for the release of nearly 3,000 people in prisons to stop the rampant spread . . . |

Lyn Neeley (2020-11-13). After Defund Police victory, Portland keeps marching. workers.org Portland, Ore. After 170 days of uninterrupted protests against racism, fascism and police brutality, 82 percent of Portlanders have voted for a community oversight board to investigate and discipline cases of police violence. Rally for Black Lives Matter and to defend workers' rights, Portland, Ore., Nov. 8 Since the brutal . . . |

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-12). Petitions, Probes and Rupert Murdoch. dissidentvoice.org Australia has given the world two influential and disruptive exports in the field of media. One, currently in London's Belmarsh Prison, is facing the prospect of extradition to the United States for charges that could see him serve a 175 year sentence in a brutal, soul destroying super max. The other, so the argument goes, …

Olujimi Alade (2020-11-12). Black Lives Matter — from Nigeria to the U.S. workers.org People protest against abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 12. As a Nigerian-American, I was very disappointed in myself for my lack of knowledge about #EndSARS protests in Nigeria that have captivated the world recently. (In Nigeria, SARS stands for the so-called "Special Anti-Robbery Squad" . . . |

Judy Greenspan (2020-11-12). Sistas With Voices demand mass releases at San Quentin. workers.org Elsie Lee of Sistas With Voices demands mass releases not transfers of San Quentin prisoners. San Rafael, Calif. Nov. 8 — Today, prisoner support groups and family members held a spirited demonstration at San Quentin State Prison's main gate, demanding the state order a mass release of incarcerated people instead . . . |

Simon Hooper (2020-11-12). 'Hostile environment' supporter appointed to EHRC equality watchdog. middleeasteye.net 'Hostile environment' supporter appointed to EHRC equality watchdog | David Goodhart, who says he has 'grown used to being accused of racism even by my own children', appointed to Equality and Human Rights Commission board | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 14: 59 | David Goodhart described Black Lives Matter complaints of systemic racism in the UK as "statistically naive" (Screengrab) | The UK government has appoin…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-12). Saudi embassy denies UK ambassador discussed freeing women's rights activists. middleeasteye.net Saudi embassy denies UK ambassador discussed freeing women's rights activists | Envoy was quoted by the Guardian as saying Riyadh was considering releasing detainees such as Loujain al-Hathloul ahead of G20 summit | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 12: 02 | Hathloul, who has been on hunger strike for 17 days, was arrested and detained in 2018 along with a number of other activists on charges including 'a…

MEE correspondent (2020-11-12). New Saudi-US channel hit with UK lawsuit by Egyptian opposition leader. middleeasteye.net New Saudi-US channel hit with UK lawsuit by Egyptian opposition leader | Istanbul-based Al-Sharq channel, owned by Ayman Nour, claims the rival Bloomberg-tied Al-Sharq has copied its name and logo | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 16: 29 | Founders of the Saudi Al-Sharq News channel pose for a picture on the launch day on 11 November, 2020 in Riyadh (LinkedIn/@Al-Sharq News) | The owner of Egypt's la…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-11-12). Trump's Frivolous Lawsuits Are the Tip of the Iceberg in His Refusal to Concede. globalresearch.ca As masses of people poured into the streets to celebrate the end of Donald Trump's fascist rule, the lame duck president's lawyers were filing frivolous lawsuits in an attempt to nullify Joe Biden's victory. But none of these suits, …

_____ (2020-11-12). County Must Stop Development Of Moses African Cemetery. popularresistance.org As someone who grew up in Montgomery County, I've heard and seen countless declarations from acquaintances, teachers and government officials that the county is incredibly progressive when it comes to racial justice. In my experience, many of those who sustain this claim will back it up with references to the diversity of county residents or to progressive legislation such as the CROWN Act, which prohibits discrimination based on natural and protective hairstyles. | In addition, praise for Montgomery County's progressivism has almost always included some kind of juxtaposition to more "backwards" parts of Maryland…

Georgeanne M. Usova (2020-11-12). President-Elect Biden's Reproductive Freedom To-Do List. aclu.org After four years of attacks on our

Ria Tabacco Mar (2020-11-12). Men Are Being Fired for Being Caregivers. Here's Why that Hurts Women Too. aclu.org One of the simplest joys of expecting a baby is sharing the news with other people. That wasn't the

commondreams (2020-11-12). ACLU Comment on Appeals Court Decision in Harvard Admissions Case. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Emily Peck (2020-11-12). From Marijuana To Minimum Wage, Progressives Won Policy Fights On Election Night. zcomm.org Taken together, these types of measures could go a long way in reducing race and gender discrimination around the country…

teleSUR (2020-11-12). Dominican Republic: Odebrecht Trials Continue. telesurenglish.net A Dominican Republic's Court Thursday continued the trial against six defendants involved in the Odebrecht corruption case in the country. | RELATED: | The Lawsuit presented by the Public Ministry shows that over US$90 million were paid by the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to secure the allocations of state works. | Businessmen Angel Rondon, Victor Diaz, Andres Bautista, Juan Rodriguez, Conrado Pittaluga,…

WSWS (2020-11-11). More than 660 parents of separated immigrant children cannot be located by the US government. wsws.org After an ACLU lawsuit last month revealed that the parents of 545 immigrant children could not be located, a lawyer tasked with reuniting families revealed this week that the total has now risen to 666.

Raul Diego (2020-11-11). QAnon Legal Battle Against YouTube Could Transform Free Speech Online. mintpressnews.com A lawsuit brought against YouTube and parent company Google by 15 QAnon social media stars could end up in the Supreme Court and transform the meaning of online free speech in America.

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

RT (2020-11-11). WATCH prisoners escaping by TUNNEL as Brazilian jail witnesses 2nd breakout in 3 months. rt.com Brazil's military police revealed that 11 prisoners escaped Pato Branco Public Prison in the country's south on Tuesday morning. | The inmates were caught on film from CCTV cameras while fleeing from a tunnel they dug. | Police said the fugitives had been digging a tunnel towards a health center nearby, until they reached a water gallery. They group fled around 6: 30am local time. Military Police captain Guido Benjamin told local media that inmates escaped in ordinary outfits, so they urged the public to be on the lookout for suspicious individuals in muddy clothes. He added that it is believed that the grou…

commondreams (2020-11-11). New Documents Reveal ICE and Private Prison Contractor Exacerbates a COVID Outbreak at Immigration Detention Center. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Thomas A. Bass (2020-11-11). Pham Doan Trang Goes to Prison. commondreams.org Trang has been arrested in Vietnam's most brazen attack on journalists since relations with the United States were normalized in 1995. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pham_doan_trang.jpg

Prof. Ruel F. Pepa (2020-11-11). Systemic Racial Inequity: Discrimination, Dehumanization and Destruction. globalresearch.ca "It is race, is it not, that puts the hundred millions of India under the dominion of a remote island in the north of Europe. Race avails much, if that be true, which is alleged, that all Celts are Catholics, …

The Canary (2020-11-11). Commissioner says children in care 'failed by the state' as private companies make huge profits. thecanary.co Thousands of children in care are being repeatedly moved between residential homes or living in unregulated accommodation, reporting "disgusting" and prison-like conditions, a report has found. | "Irrational system": | Some children feel "dumped" in children's homes in areas they haven't heard of. While hundreds of children who need a place can't get one anywhere in England, the children's commissioner said. Anne Longfield said those falling through the cracks of an increasingly "fragmented, uncoordinated and irrational system" risk becoming victims of criminal or sexual exploitation. | She has published…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Palestinian women's organization leader Khitam Saafin placed in administrative detention for 6 months. peoplesdispatch.org Saafin was sent to administrative detention by an Israeli military commander just days after her arrest during which several other activists and leftist figures were also abducted and detained…

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Jailed female activists in Saudi Arabia may be freed before G20, says ambassador. middleeasteye.net Jailed female activists in Saudi Arabia may be freed before G20, says ambassador | Sister of detained activist Loujain al-Hathloul dismisses 'PR stunt' aimed at saving kingdom's reputation | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 11: 29 | This undated handout picture released on the Facebook page of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul shows her in happier times on a beach (AFP) | Female activists in Saudi Arabia could be released f…

MEE staff (2020-11-10). UK media watchdog penalises Abu Dhabi TV for interview with Qatari detainee. middleeasteye.net UK media watchdog penalises Abu Dhabi TV for interview with Qatari detainee | Ofcom says interview was conducted against the will of former prisoner Mahmoud al-Jaidah | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 18: 28 | Mahmoud al-Jaidah was detained in the UAE between 2013 and 2015, where he is reported to have been tortured (AFP/File photo) | The United Kingdom's media regulator has taken action against Abu Dhabi TV for broadcastin…

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network (2020-11-10). Palestinian Feminist Leader Khitam Saafin Ordered to Six Months in Israeli Administrative Detention. globalresearch.ca Detained Palestinian feminist and women's organizer Khitam Saafin was ordered by an Israeli military commander to

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). US should end arbitrary detention, harassing Iranian citizens. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Ambassador to Vienna-based International Organizations said that the United States should end arbitrary detentions and harassment of Iranian citizens.