2021-08-23: News Headlines

Staff (2021-08-23). What is Redistricting and Why Should We Care? aclu.org Redistricting is the process of drawing the lines of districts from which public officials are elected. When it's conducted fairly, it accurately reflects population changes and racial diversity, and is used by legislators to equitably allocate representation in Congress and state legislatures. When politicians use redistricting to manipulate the outcome of elections, however, it's called gerrymandering — a practice that undermines democracy and stifles the voice of voters. Voters should be picking their politicians. Not the other way around. | Sophia Lakin, Deputy Director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Pr…

_____ (2021-08-23). Key 'Milestone' in Pandemic Fight as FDA Grants Full Approval to Pfizer's Covid Vaccine. commondreams.org "If you believe Black lives indeed matter, then the Senate must reject his appointment immediately," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib in response to the announcement.

Suzanne James (2021-08-23). Morrison gov't pushes on religious discrimination bill. greenleft.org.au While the church hierarchy enjoys access to influence the federal govenrment on its Religious Freedom Bill, those wanting to stay democratic and secular, are left out in the cold. Suzanne James reports.

Kyle Becker (2021-08-23). Soldiers Fight Back Against Military's Upcoming Vaccine Mandate by Filing Lawsuit Against Pentagon. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-23). Our Progressive Agenda Is Popular and Our Candidates Can Win. commondreams.org Educators have a duty to teach young people uncomfortable truths about the past and present, including the histories, legacies, and current manifestations of systemic oppression.

Staff (2021-08-23). Bolivian Authorities: àÅñez's Prison Conditions do Not Pose a Danger to her Health. orinocotribune.com The government of Bolivia has reported that the prison conditions of former de facto President Jeanine àÅñez do not pose any risk to her health, after an episode of self-harm. | Through a statement issued on Saturday, August 21, the Bolivian Ministry of the Government indicated that Jeanine àÅñez received the necessary healthcare assistance after she had injured herself in her arm at dawn on Saturday in the Miraflores prison. | The statement specified that there is a medical team attending to the former de facto ruler, and the authorities have installed an exceptional infrastructure to take care of he…

_____ (2021-08-23). Truth Is National Security. popularresistance.org Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was sentenced to spend 45 months in federal prison. Once again, so-called justice in this country will subject a person of truth to the desolate confines of prison, not because of the rule of law and justice, but out of a continuing desire to retaliate against those who dare stand up for truth and accountability in our government.

Staff (2021-08-22). If California Governor Is Replaced With Republican, Senate Could Swing to GOP. truthout.org There's a good chance that California — a solidly blue state — will get a right-wing Republican governor as a result of the September 14 recall election. If Gov. Gavin Newsom is recalled, the health, civil rights and future of Californians — and people across the country — will be profoundly threatened. It is also possible that Newsom's defeat could change the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, since the next California governor may be in a position to appoint a sena…

_____ (2021-08-22). Intersectional Class Struggle: From Shared Oppression To Unified Resistance. popularresistance.org A fifth of the way through the 21st century, our world is riven by conflict and catastrophe and COVID-19 is accelerating our crises. The global pandemic has killed millions of people, with race, poverty and gender being leading determinants of mortality. The global income gap continues to grow as a tiny sector of financiers and industry titans amass unprecedented wealth off the backs of workers.

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