Daily Archives: December 1, 2020

2020-12-01: News Headlines

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #24. Silenced in Savannah: Journalist Abby Martin Challenges Georgia's BDS "Gag Law" projectcensored.org Journalist and filmmaker Abby Martin, a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that aims to end support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians, was scheduled to give a…

Johnnie Lewis (2020-12-01). COVID-19 in Oregon: Prison laundry workers at greatest risk. workers.org Portland, Ore. In November, three Oregon prisons — Two Rivers, Salem, and Snake River — reported the state's highest rate of workplace COVID-19 infections. Oregon prison laundry, 2017. By Oregon law, prisons are workplaces. All prisoners are forced to work a 40-hour week. On Nov. 23, Snake River reported 518 . . . |

Nur Ayoubi (2020-12-01). Egypt: Photographer and model arrested over pyramid photoshoot. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Photographer and model arrested over pyramid photoshoot | Latest instance of detentions by Egyptian forces over images of women deemed too 'provocative' has garnered mixed reactions online | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 13: 52 | Model Salma al-Shimi in one of the images taken at the Saqqara site (Screengrab/Twitter) | Photos of an Egyptian model have sparked intense debate online, after both the photographer an…

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #25. Studies Document Links between Education, Incarceration, and Recidivism. projectcensored.org Two research studies document links between education, incarceration, and recidivism, as covered in articles published by ColorLines, Usable Knowledge, and Citizen Truth. In September 2019, ColorLines reported that attending a…

WSWS (2020-12-01). Eight protesting inmates demanding COVID-19 protection shot dead in Sri Lankan prison. wsws.org The brutal Mahara Prison killings are not an aberration but are in line with the increasingly repressive methods being employed to suppress opposition to the government's COVID-19 response.

repost (2020-12-01). Kamala Harris' Prosecutors Sent This Innocent Man to Prison for Murder. Now He's Talking. indybay.org In a New York Times op-ed published in January, University of San Francisco law professor Lara Bazelon described various instances when Harris, either as district attorney or state attorney general, vigorously defended cases in which prosecutors were accused of fabricating testimony or withholding potentially exculpatory evidence—stacking the deck against the accused. | "My issue with [Harris] is the way she characterizes herself and her record. If she were just straightforward, it wouldn't be a problem."—Lara Bazelon…

Tiffani Burgess (2020-12-01). Race-Conscious Policies—Including Affirmative Action—Are Necessary For Addressing Racial Inequity. aclu.org Affirmative action recently survived yet another legal attack: Last month, the First Circuit Court of Appeals

Jasmine Norden (2020-12-01). 'High-risk settings' in our jails means prisoners must get priority for coronavirus vaccines. thecanary.co Researchers have recommended prisoners be prioritised for the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine, after finding it's difficult to manage outbreaks. | Academics from the University of Oxford conducted a The researchers concluded that vaccinating prisoners early would help to so…

Oakland Privacy (2020-12-01). Solano Court Requires Public Approval Process for Cell Site Simulator Usage Policies. indybay.org Oakland Privacy's Lawsuit Against the City of Vallejo Upholds 2015 Legislation…

Haymarket Books (2020-12-01). Wednesday 12/2: #BLM Book Launch: "Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice" indybay.org Online Event…

Hanna Johnson (2020-11-30). The Questions You Probably THINK You Know the Answer to — But Likely Don't — About ICE Detention. aclu.org What is ICE detention? What is it not?: | Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE — pronounced "ice," like a cube) detention is civil detention. It is not intended to be

WSWS (2020-11-30). ICE detainees in New Jersey stage hunger strike over coronavirus threat. wsws.org Nine immigrants held at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack are demanding release from the rat-infested facility where social distancing is not possible.

_____ (2020-11-30). Letter To Rob Davis Governor of HMP Belmarsh. popularresistance.org I am shocked to read that all 56 virus-infected prisoners at Belmarsh have been moved to the same wing as Mr. Assange, who so far by miracle is not infected. This seems utter madness to me and suggests you may want him also to become infected. Everyone knows Mr. Assange has damaged lungs (see UN report by Nils Melzer) and will almost certainly die if he catches this virus, yet instead of taking measures to protect him it appears you are deliberately placing him at greater risk of catching the virus. If he dies I believe your lack of appropriate actions will make you legally responsible for his death.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-30). Julian Assange's father calls on government not to break its own rules. greenleft.org.au John Shipton, the father of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has called on the federal government to follow its own rules, reports Jim McIlroy.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-30). John Shipton calls on government not to break its own rules. greenleft.org.au John Shipton, the father of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has called on the federal government to follow its own rules, reports Jim McIlroy.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-30). Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post. middleeasteye.net Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post | Waled Youssef was accused of belonging to a banned political group and imprisoned in the notorious Tora prison in Cairo

| Mon, 11/30/2020 – 07: 35 | Youssef's return home comes as Egypt continues to imprison rights activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights after meeting with European dip…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-30). Egyptian man returns to Australia after 10 month imprisonment in Egypt over Facebook post. middleeasteye.net Egyptian man returns to Australia after 10 month imprisonment in Egypt over Facebook post | Waled Youssef was accused of belonging to a banned political group and imprisoned in the notorious Tora prison in Cairo

| Mon, 11/30/2020 – 07: 35 | Youssef's return home comes as Egypt continues to three rights activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights after meeting with E…

John Malkin (2020-11-30). Tamario Smith's Death in SC County Jail – Attorneys Discuss May 10 Death & Lawsuit. indybay.org Interview with Jonathan Gettleman and Elizabeth Caballero, two Santa Cruz attorneys filing a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Tamario Smith's family.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-30). The agony of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul. peoplesdispatch.org Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who has been in jail for over 900 days and faced physical and psychological torture, is now set to be tried in a terrorism court…

Arvind Dilawar (2020-11-30). Wisconsin Governor Urged to Release Inmates from COVID-19 'Death Sentences'. progressive.org The number of COVID-19 cases in state prisons has nearly tripled in the last month, intensifying calls for release. The stakes are literally life or death.

Reiner Fuellmich (2020-11-30). Video: Is it a Staged Pandemic? The RT-PCR Test. globalresearch.ca An important guest to get to Dr. Reiner, is with us now and he is in Germany and my understanding is, is actually filing a lawsuit, correct me if I'm wrong, filing a lawsuit over many of the lockdowns …

Editor (2020-11-29). NPR's Shameful Comparison of Stacey Abrams to Donald Trump. scheerpost.com TED Conference / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Ari Paul / FAIR It's very likely that Stacey Abrams is not governor of Georgia today because in 2018, she and thousands of the state's voters were victims of voter suppression that propelled then—Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp into the governor's office. She wasn't quiet about this, not just because the shenanigans probably cost her the election… |

Staff (2020-11-29). A Prosecutor Called Jail Time for Renters Who Fall Behind "Cruel." He Got Fired. truthout.org An Arkansas prosecutor has been fired after speaking out against the state's criminal eviction statute in Arkansas is the only state where landlords can file criminal charges rather than civil complaints against tenants for falling behind…