2021-06-02: Social Media Postees

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U.S. behind detention of Venezualan diplomat: Release Alex Saab!
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-06-02
Editor notes: Sara Flounders is part of a humanitarian delegation to Cabo Verde, led by Cabo Verdean religious leader Bishop Filipe Teixeira of the Diocese Of Saint Francis of Assisi, Catholic Church of the Americas. The delegation has tasked itself with exposing the U.S. role in the kidnapping, torture and . . . | Continue reading U.S. behind detention of Venezualan diplomat: Release Alex Saab! at Workers.org

Sailing to a Secret Saudi Prison: The Hazards Awaiting Yemenis Trying to Earn a Living
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2021-06-02
"After our distress call was made, a force from the Saudi Coast Guard came not to rescue but to arrest us. They took us to the Farzan Prison in Jizan on charges of reconnaissance." — Yemeni fishing boat captain Hamad Ibrahim Abdo Majri…

Class action lawsuit filed against company pushing unsafe ionizers to reopen classrooms across the US
wsws.org | 2021-06-02
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent by US schools on electronic air cleaners, or ionizers, whose manufacturers falsely claim they clean indoor air and kill coronavirus particles.

Israel: Violence, hate speech, discrimination against Palestinian minority must stop — UN expert
contributors | juancole.com | 2021-06-02
( UN Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner) | GENEVA | — A UN human rights expert condemned attacks on Israel's Palestinian minority by extreme right-wing and vigilante groups, including settlers — at times with the reported backing of security forces — and urged Israel to fully and equally protect all of its citizens …

Latest Law Pod UK episode: Bill Browder on the Magnitsky Act
Emma-Louise Fenelon | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-06-02
In Episode 145, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Bill Browder, co-founder of Hermitage Capital, author of best-selling book Red Notice and justice activist. The episode focuses on Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer who died in pre-trial detention in Russia after uncovering and exposing a tax fraud of $230m and Bill Browder's campaign to bring those re…

After Decades of Oppression, Colombian Women Lead Front Lines of National Strike
Natalia Torres Garzon | zcomm.org | 2021-06-02
Women's presence in Colombia's national strike–both as activists and as victims–has caught the world's attention…

Rights Groups Call on Biden Administration to End 'Digital Prisons' for Immigrants
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-06-01
"The technologies that these programs employ only further entrench the criminalization of immigration and pose barriers to social and economic wellbeing," reads a new report about ICE's "Alternatives to Detention." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ankle-monitor-immigrant1300x681.jpg

'A Huge Victory': Migrant Advocates Cheer End of 'Remain in Mexico' Asylum Policy
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-06-01
"The forced return policy was cruel, depraved, and illegal, and we are glad that it has finally been rescinded," says ACLU attorney Judy Rabinovitz. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/remain-in-mexico.2600×1361.jpg

PSOE-Podemos debates pardon for Catalan-nationalist political prisoners
wsws.org | 2021-06-01
The discussion of pardons is part of bitter negotiations in the Spanish ruling class over how to distribute 140 billion euros in European Union pandemic bailout funds.

Struggle against cops & prisons shake up Pittsburgh politics
Andrew Bankson | liberationnews.org | 2021-06-01
In Pittsburgh, the movement for Black lives has continued to upend the local political establishment. Bill Peduto, who had appeared to be coasting to a third term as Mayor of Pittsburgh, had struggled to respond to the movement, according to activists and members of the community. In a surprise victory for progressive challenger Ed Gainey, …

No such thing as a ceasefire under occupation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-06-01
As part of our ongoing series "Not in Our Name," we hear a poem from E. Ethelbert Miller. Host Marc Steiner also speaks with scholar and human rights defender Majed Abusalama, and civil rights activist Dorothy Zellner.

A New Consensus Around Transparency and National Security Surveillance
Jameel Jaffer | aclu.org | 2021-06-01
This piece first appeared in Just Security. | The opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) sometimes have far-reaching implications for Americans' privacy and free speech rights. Until very recently, though, the notion that the First Amendment should be understood to protect a qualified right of access to the FISC's opinions was popular only among a small coterie of civil libertarians. | But the world is different now. Among the intelligence community elite, there seem…

Protect People, Not Police Lobbyists
Paige Fernandez | aclu.org | 2021-06-01
On March 13, 2020, Louisville police officers killed Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, during a botched no-knock raid on her apartment. Her death was one of the thousands of police killings that drove the largest protests in American history that spring and summer over policing and racism in the United States. But as demonstrators continued to march in Louisville's streets, the local Fraternal Order of Police entered into secret negotiations with the city on their next contract, and used that opportunity to lobby for extraordinary protections for officers that would block any meaningful changes to how Lo…

ACLU Comment on End of Remain in Mexico Program
commondreams.org | 2021-06-01

Flowers and Candles Form Tribute to Black Lives Murdered
1st Anniversary of George Floyd | indybay.org | 2021-06-01
Photos from a vigil held in Mill Valley on May 25th.

Dismantle NYC's Mass Surveillance Project — Start With Jail Recordings
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-06-01
Mass public surveillance is becoming a threat in everyday life, with big tech corporations digitally tracking our every move. For incarcerated people, surveillance is even more intrusive. | In the last year, the New York City Department of Corrections (DOC) illegally recorded more than 1,500 privileged calls between people incarcerated in its jails and their at…

11 Texas jailers fired after causing inmate's death
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-06-01
"The treatment of Jaquaree Simmons was both inhumane and unconstitutional."

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