2021-07-19: News Headlines

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-07-19). French Face 6 Months in Jail for Entering a Bar or Restaurant Without a COVID Pass. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-19). Esraa Abdel Fattah among six released in Egypt after months in pre-trial detention. peoplesdispatch.org Six people, including well-known political activist Esraa Abdel Fattah, were released from prison in Egypt on the eve of the Islamic festival of Eid Al-Adha. Others released on Sunday, July 18, include human rights lawyer Mahienour el-Masry; journalists Mostafa al-Asar, Moataz Wadnan and Gamal al-Gammal; and deputy head of the Socialist People's Alliance Party Abdel Nasser Ismail. The six political detainees were released over the last two days as a gesture from the government in the lead-up to the Islamic holidays. They were being held in pre-trial detention, which comes with a legal limit of two years beyond wh…

_____ (2021-07-19). New Yorkers Rally For Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org A press conference was held on Saturday, July 17th on the High Line in New York City to support former Air Force "intelligence" analyst Daniel E. Hale, who faces 10 years in prison on July 27 after releasing government documents revealing atrocities of the U.S. drone program and details of its inner workings, such as the creation of "kill" lists. The event was organized by BanKillerDrones.org and held at an art installation by Sam Durant called "Untitled (drone)." | On Tuesday, July 27th, truth-teller Daniel Hale is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court, possibly up to 10 years in prison, after pleading guil…

Andrew Emett (2021-07-19). Former police detective convicted on bribery and drug charges. nationofchange.org Collare faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for federal program bribery, 15 years in prison for bribery by a federal official, 20 years in prison for distribution of heroin and five years in prison for false statements.

_____ (2021-07-19). Identifying The Policy Levers Generating Wage Suppression And Inequality. popularresistance.org Inequalities abound in the U.S. economy, and a central driver in recent decades is the widening gap between the hourly compensation of a typical (median) worker and productivity—the income generated per hour of work. This growing divergence has been driven by two other widening gaps, that between the compensation received by the vast majority of workers and those at the top, and that between labor's share of income and capital's. This paper presents evidence that the divorce between the growth of median compensation and productivity, the inequality of compensation, and the erosion of labor's share of income…

_____ (2021-07-19). 'Human Folly, Not Human Achievement': Oxfam Slams Bezos Space Trip as Billions Suffer on Earth. commondreams.org "Bringing an end to two decades of unjust and abusive military detention of Muslim men at Guant√°namo is a human rights obligation and a national security necessity," said the ACLU.

_____ (2021-07-19). '39 Men Still Remain': After Prisoner Released, Biden Urged to Close Gitmo Completely. commondreams.org Mike Lee's Republican Party—the putative party of "family values"—doesn't support needy families.

A Guest Author (2021-07-19). After the First Intifada: 'Prisoners build their own weapons of defense and strength'. workers.org Dr. Amal Wahdan is the founder and editor of the Arab Gazette, as well as an organizer with One Democratic State of Palestine (odspal.net). She was a member of the International Delegation to the 2021 Syrian Presidential Election, as was Ted Kelly, who interviewed Dr. Wahdan July 14. Dr. Amal . . . |

Women's March (2021-07-19). Tuesday 7/20: Fighting Racist Voter Suppression Laws Webinar w/ Women's March. indybay.org Online discussion…

Art Persyko (2021-07-19). Tuesday 7/20: What Can We Do About Voter Suppression & The Threat To Democracy? Activists Respond. indybay.org Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/86273983265; Meeting ID: 862 7398 3265; | call in: 1 669 900 9128, then enter 862 7398 3265 ##…

_____ (2021-07-19). 'Ed-Exit' to Protect Your Kids From Critical Race Theory. strategic-culture.org Parents across the country are fighting to stop government schools from indoctrinating their children with Critical Race Theory. Critical Race Theory is a form of Marxism that focuses on the "oppression" of racial minorities. Central to Critical Race Theory is the belief that free markets are a tool of racial oppression that must be abolished and replaced with socialism.

M Adams (2021-07-19). The Future of the Movement for Black Lives. zcomm.org Urban rebellions blossomed into mass mobilization upon George Floyd's death. Now what?>

Roger Kulp (2021-07-19). Women prisoners in New Mexico suffer under inhumane conditions. liberationnews.org Though well aware of significant problems, both Department of Corrections officials and the local press have long ignored the situation.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-18). Iran ready to swap prisoners with US, UK "today" en.mehrnews.com

sputniknews (2021-07-18). Man with Down Syndrome Awarded $125 Mln by Jury in Lawsuit Against Walmart. sputniknews.com The jury found that Walmart had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it failed to accommodate the woman's disability and fired her because of it.

Staff (2021-07-18). Detroit's Prison Population Will Soon Be Stuck Living Next to a Toxic Site. truthout.org "It felt all too real," Siwatu-Salama Ra said from her home in Detroit, Michigan. Her lifelong struggles against two injustices plaguing her community — pollution and incarceration — had become fused in a surreal way. | Three years ago, Ra,

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