Daily Archives: March 23, 2021

2021-03-23: News Headlines

Staff (2021-03-23). The unending COVID-19 disaster in Maryland prisons. therealnews.com As COVID-19 variants reach the state's prisons and jails, where testing of guards and inmates is woefully inadequate, the situation in Maryland is only getting worse.

Alexander Rubinstein (2021-03-23). CIA Pressured Yemen to Release al-Qaeda Leader From Prison. mintpressnews.com WASHINGTON (Substack // The Moral Guidance Department, a branch of the Yemeni Armed Forces of the revolutionary Houthi government of Yemen published last week a number of secret documents and phone calls from the former regime of longtime president Ali…

Fight Back (2021-03-23). Michigan people's march in Lansing. fightbacknews.org Lansing, MI – On Saturday, March 20, hundreds of protesters gathered in southwest Lansing to unite against police crimes, eviction, ICE detention centers, military intervention and capitalism. 17 groups hosted the event in Risdale Park. | The overarching theme of protest speakers was that workers and oppressed people's struggles are united. The speaker from Movimiento Cosecha, Soleada Pauli, stated, "We used to say, 'your struggle is my struggle,'" adding, "It's our struggle. Workers against this capitalist, patriarchal, racist system." | This attitude of collective struggle was echoed by Tristan Taylor of Detroi…

Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded by Prison Radio (2021-03-23). Mumia Abu-Jamal's Thank You Message to Supporters. indybay.org Mumia Abu-Jamal's COVID symptoms have improved but the severe debilitating skin condition persists. Mumia is now back in general population and he does not currently require hospitalization. However, Mumia needs continued monitoring, and he must not be shackled during future hospitalization.

Betsey Piette (2021-03-23). New court filings for Abu-Jamal's appeal. workers.org As his 67th birthday nears, and Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal faces challenging and potentially fatal health crises, his legal case is still slowly winding its way through the arduous appellate court system. "Free Mumia" signs at the March 20 Harlem rally in solidarity with Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., . . . |

Jay Stanley (2021-03-23). Amazon Drivers Placed Under Robot Surveillance Microscope. aclu.org Last month we learned that Amazon is The device Amazon is installing (called "Driveri," pronounced "driver eye") has cameras pointing in four directions, one of which is tow…