Daily Archives: April 11, 2021

2021-04-11: News Headlines

Anish R M (2021-04-11). On second anniversary of Julian Assange's arrest, demand for his freedom echoes around the world. peoplesdispatch.org Demonstrations and vigils are being held across the world demanding freedom for Julian Assange who continues to be in jail as US authorities challenge the rejection of their extradition plea…

teleSUR (2021-04-11). Cuban and Venezuelan Authorities Mourn Ramsey Clarks's Death. telesurenglish.net As an Attorney General, Clark stood up for civil rights and liberties in the Jonhson administration (1963-1969). He oversaw the drafting of the Civil Rights act, sanctioned housing discrimination, ordered a moratorium on federal executions and prison construction, and fought discrimination in employment alongside many other causes of social injustice.

J.B. Gerald (2021-04-11). A Knee on the Neck of Long-term Political Prisoners. dissidentvoice.org The line between clearly defined political prisoners and prisoners targeted to make points for the political power structure is hidden. Criminalization is a standard tool of racial supremacists. George Floyd's death is familiar a thousand times over because it restates the predominant ethic of law enforcement's historical treatment of a minority population as revealed in …

Kevin A. Young (2021-04-11). Georgia's Voter Suppression Is Sparking Boycotts. zcomm.org History Shows They Can Work…

California Poor People's Campaign (2021-04-11). Sunday 4/18: "The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution" Film & Panel w/ Filmmaker. indybay.org Online event…

Eliza Sweren-Becker (2021-04-11). Arizona Republicans Declare Their Opposition to Democracy. commondreams.org After officially objecting to the federal reforms in the For the People Act, the state legislature is considering a raft of voter suppression bills. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/20210409_an_gt1279737243rm_1630x932.jpg

_____ (2021-04-10). In The Spirit Of Abolition, Let's Shut'em Down! popularresistance.org A call to action. National "Shut'em Down" demonstrations August 21st and September 9th. Originally published on the Jailhouse Lawyers Speak blog. | Over the last year prisoners across the country have been holding the longest and largest spontaneous demonstrations in response to covid. With approximately 300,000 (the number is possibly as high as 800,000) people in prison having been infected by covid prisoners have continued to demand basic human rights protections. These demonstrations have been sporadic and largely ignored by the public as prisoners and supporters demanded covid safety and precautions be enact…

WSWS (2021-04-10). Judge blocks lawsuit against OSHA over refusal to inspect Pennsylvania Maid-Rite food processing plant during pandemic. wsws.org A lawsuit brought by workers at a Maid-Rite meatpacking plant in Pennsylvania against the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to enforce safety guidelines related to COVID-19 has been thrown out by a federal judge.

samidoun (2021-04-10). Open letter on the assassination of labour and Indigenous activists in the Philippines. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joined with the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) Canada and 64 more organizations and individuals in response to "Bloody Sunday," the assassination of 9 labour and Indigenous leaders in the Philippines by the Philippines National Army on 4-7 March 2021. Sixty-five organizations (including churches, trade unions and Filipino associations) and prominent individuals based in Canada have jointly sent a letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly condemn the state-sponsored terror perpetrated by the government of Philip…

_____ (2021-04-10). Rwanda And Zaire (DRC), Where The US Blocked Humanitarian Intervention. popularresistance.org Judi, the story that most people know, the one that's in the Wikipedia and more or less told in the movie Hotel Rwanda, is that, in April, 1994, Rwandan Hutus were suddenly consumed by mass psychosis and ethnic bloodlust, and killed half a million to a million Rwandan Tutsis. And that they were egged on by La Radio des Milles Collines in Kigali. Then they were saved by General Paul Kagame, who appeared—in the movie—out of nowhere. | And before going on, I think I should say that our friend Paul Rusesabagina, the real life hero of Hotel Rwanda, is now in prison in Rwanda because for one, he has a much…

samidoun (2021-04-10). Video: Defending Palestine, Fighting Repression — international webinar. samidoun.net On Friday, 9 April, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network organized an international webinar on "Defending Palestine, Fighting Repression." Inspired by a number of recent attacks on the Palestinian and Palestine solidarity movement internationally, including the labeling of Samidoun as a "terrorist organization" by Israeli Defense Minister and war criminal Benny Gantz; the demand by a member of the French national assembly to dissolve Collectif Palestine Vaincra, and ongoing repression of Palestine organizing in Germany, the event brought together activists engaged in resisting repression and building…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-10). Aid worker sentenced to 20 years in Saudi prison. peoplesdispatch.org A Saudi terror court sentenced a former Red Crescent employee Abdulrahman al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison and a two-decade travel ban. He is believed to have been convicted for operating an anonymous Twitter account critical of the Saudi regime.

OtherWords (2021-04-10). Voter Suppression Is an Attack on Democracy — And My Faith. juancole.com By Robert P. Alvarez | — ( Otherwords.org ) — I believe in God and in the right to vote. Georgia's recent election bill doesn't just feel like an attack on democracy — it feels like an attack on my faith. The bill, formally SB 202, infamously makes it illegal to give people food or …

Victoria Law (2021-04-10). To End Mass Incarceration, We Need to Bust the Myths That Prop It Up. zcomm.org If prisons kept us safe, then the U.S. should be the safest nation in the world…

Heba Nasser (2021-04-10). Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid cases. middleeasteye.net Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid cases | Manama had vowed to release 199 prisoners and detainees, but only 166 have so far walked out of prison
| Sat, 04/10/2021 – 13: 51 | Bahrain says a vaccination campaign has been completed in Faw prison (AFP) | Dozens of detainees, including long-term political prisoners, have been released following protests by their families over Covid-19 case…

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