(2021-08-02). In the Wake of "Black Lives Matter," does the the 1919 Chicago Race Riot Take on Special Significance? juancole.com Chicago (Special to Informed Comment) — This week marks another infamous anniversary in US history: the Chicago race riot of 1919. It started when white beachgoers threw rocks at Eugene Williams, a black teenager. He had drifted on a homemade raft from his neighborhood beach toward a white section of it, where a group pelted …
(2021-08-02). Sierra Nevada Red Fox Population Gains Endangered Species Act Protection. indybay.org SACRAMENTO, August 2, 2021 — In response to a petition and lawsuits from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today granted endangered status to a population of one of North America's rarest mammals, the Sierra Nevada red fox.
(2021-08-02). Water Protectors Shot with Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas now Denied Medications in Jail. indybay.org Water Protectors at Stop Line 3 were brutally arrested by Sheriffs' deputies using excessive force, tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper bullets. Water Protectors now in Pennington County jail in northern Minnesota are being denied medications and being fed moldy food, Giniw Collective said.
(2021-08-01). Craig Murray's Jailing Is The National Security State's Latest Assault On Independent Journalism. popularresistance.org Murray's imprisonment for eight months by Lady Dorrian, Scotland's second most senior judge, is of course based entirely on a keen reading of Scottish law rather than evidence of the Scottish and London political establishments seeking revenge on the former diplomat. And the UK supreme court's refusal on Thursday to hear Murray's appeal despite many glaring legal anomalies in the case, thereby paving his path to jail, is equally rooted in a strict application of the law, and not influenced in any way by political considerations.
(2021-08-01). The Case Against E-Carceration. popularresistance.org As COVID-19 spread through prisons and jails, getting people out of custody became a matter of life or death, heightening the need for eliminating cash bail, granting compassionate release, and embracing clemency nationwide. But in many places, decarceration does not mean freedom. Instead, people released from prisons and jails are increasingly ordered to wear ankle monitors and other surveillance devices that track, record, restrict, and control them. In San Francisco, a city that recently did away with bail altogether, the use of electronic monitoring went up 300 percent and New York is seeing a similar trend.
(2021-08-01). Study, fast, train, fight: The roots of Black August. liberationnews.org "Black August" is honored every year to commemorate the fallen freedom fighters of the Black Liberation Movement, to call for the release of political prisoners in the United States, to condemn the oppressive conditions of U.S. prisons, and to emphasize the continued importance of the Black Liberation struggle.
(2021-08-01). Incarcerated Organizers Call for Mass Actions in August to Abolish Prisons. truthout.org In 2020, during just the first two months of the pandemic, incarcerated people collectively participated in at least
(2021-08-01). Craig Murray's Jailing Is the Latest Move in a Battle to Snuff Out Independent Journalism. strategic-culture.org Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge of "jigsaw identification".
(2021-08-01). Rebirth of a Nation: US History According to DW Griffith. counterpunch.org Still from Birth of a Nation. | Since many high school students across the country will be back to learning their history of the US from Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind, it's perhaps instructive to recall that when Birth of a Nation premiered at Clune's Auditorium in LA, to large protests by the NAACP, it was still called The Clansman, the title of the racist novel by Thomas Dixon it was based on. In fact, it's possible that the print that was shown at the White House, which generated such a frenzied reaction from Woodrow Wilson, was still called The Clansman. Dixon was a pal of Wilson's and had arran…
(2021-08-01). New Yorkers Say They've Been Ignored In Stop-And-Frisk Fight. popularresistance.org Eight years after a judge ruled New York City police violated the constitution by stopping, questioning and frisking mostly Black and Hispanic people on the street en masse, people in communities most affected by such tactics say they've been shut out of the legal process to end them. Lawyers for plaintiffs in two landmark stop-and-frisk lawsuits said in court papers Thursday that community stakeholders have had "very little contact" in the last three years with the court-appointed monitor overseeing reforms and that reports he's issued don't reflect their experiences.
(2021-08-01). The Suppression of Invermectin: 'There's Good Reason Pfizer Fought to Hide the Details of These Contracts'. globalresearch.ca
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