Daily Archives: May 1, 2021

2021-05-01: News Headlines

Jamie Weed (2021-05-01). Draconian Texas bill attacks healthcare rights of transgender youth. liberationnews.org Senate Bill 1646 seeks to amend the definition of abuse under the Texas Family Code to include administering or consenting to a child's use of puberty suppression treatment, hormones, or surgery for gender-affirming care/transition.

Staff (2021-05-01). My Child Is Incarcerated. One Second in This Unjust System Is Too Much. truthout.org For several years, I have met weekly with a remarkable group of mothers and one father who, like me, are fighting for the release of their adult children from Chicago-area prisons. We call ourselves the

Staff (2021-05-01). Many So-Called "Alternatives" to Mass Incarceration Are 21st-Century Shackles. truthout.org As the public narrative begins to acknowledge the harm caused by mass incarceration, many are shifting to so-called "alternatives" — from predatory diversion programs to invasive electronic monitoring — designed to turn communities into cages and further exploit people. Having spent billions acquiring these "alternatives," private prison corporations are now among their biggest proponents. Today, there are more than four million people on probation and parole subject to this type of c…

Anferny Jimauri Moore (2021-05-01). A Year Later: The Black Lives Matter Movement in Sonoma County 2020. indybay.org BLM has become a "tool" social activist, the local government and political representatives sought to use the momentum of POC and the community to capitalize and align themselves with accountability, instead of the go-to white supremacy.

Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. (2021-05-01). Wednesday 5/5: Vigil for Refugee Rights Stop Child Detention Recognize Asylum. indybay.org 1187 Franklin Street @ Geary…

Poor People's Campaign, NC NAACP, more (2021-05-01). Tuesday 5/4: Moral Emergency Speak-out Against Fatal Police Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. w/ PPC & NAACP. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Betsey Piette (2021-04-30). Rally demands: MOVE children deserve to rest in peace. workers.org Philadelphia YahNé Ndgo opened the rally outside the Penn Museum in Philadelphia April 28 by denouncing the University of Pennsylvania's sadistic desecration of the remains of two young Black MOVE family members. Ndgo, representing Black Lives Matter Philadelphia, stated: "We can never forget the humanity of Black people, and we . . . |

Staff (2021-04-30). Arizona Is on the Verge of Adopting Voter Suppression Laws. truthout.org Arizona is taking center stage in the relentless effort to rein in voter participation in the name of "election security," advancing the first in a batch of bills aimed at making vote by mail harder. These Republican-led efforts are based on the discredited lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen and mail-in voting is insecure. Yet, it was only after the statewide federal elections in Arizona were won by the opposing political party suddenly Arizona's mail-in voting processes became untrustworthy…

Ron Jacobs (2021-04-30). From the Foggy Dew. counterpunch.org April 25th was the anniversary of the 1916 Easter rebellion in Ireland. A military failure, that moment in Irish history serves as one of the most important markers of the long struggle for Irish independence from England. After several of the participants were executed or jailed, others fled the country. The nation of Ireland was

Staff (2021-04-30). Headlines for April 30, 2021. democracynow.org India COVID Cases Continue to Soar as Arundhati Roy Decries "Crime Against Humanity", Deaths Soar in Latin America; Brazil COVID Death Toll Tops 400,000, 44 Ultra-Orthordox Jews Die in Stampede at Religious Site, Abbas Postpones Palestinian Elections, USAID Watchdog Criticizes Trump's Politicization of Aid to Venezuela, Thousands Flee into Thailand as Burmese Junta Launches Airstrikes Near Border, Florida Approves Sweeping Voter Suppression Bill, West Virginia, Florida & Texas Bills Target Trans Youth, Biden Vows to Close Private Detention Centers in Response to Georgia Protesters, Right-Wing Extremists Face New…

_____ (2021-04-30). Mumia Abu-Jamal: State Running Scared, Trying To Make Sure He Dies In Prison. popularresistance.org Ann Garrison: Mumia has finally had the open-heart surgery that his team and his wife had such a hard time getting any information about beforehand. | Johanna Fernandez: That's correct. But Mumia's chosen doctor, Dr. Ricardo Alvarez, has not been given access to the surgeons. Mumia was finally able to call his wife Wadiya Abu-Jamal several days before the surgery, but at that point he was very weak and was only able to whisper to her that he would be undergoing surgery two days later. He was allowed to call her after the surgery, and she said he sounded strong. | AG: Was there any response to the campaign to remo…

Staff (2021-04-30). The Supreme Court Considers a Cheerleader's Off Campus Free Speech Rights. aclu.org This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that has huge implications for the free speech rights of students. The case involves then 14-year-old Brandi Levy, a cheerleader at Mahanoy Area High School in Pennsylvania, and her post on the social media platform Snapchat. One of her cheerleading coaches saw…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-04-30). DeSantis Says 'Of Course' He Will Sign Into Law Florida GOP's Massive Attack on Voting Rights. commondreams.org "Simply put, S.B. 90 is undemocratic to its core," said the ACLU of Florida. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/desantis_florida_voting.jpg

Anferny Jimauri Moore (2021-04-30). A Year Later: The Black Lives Matter Movement in Sonoma County 2020. indybay.org BLM has become a "tool" social activist, the local government and political representatives sought to use the momentum of POC and the community to capitalize and align themselves with accountability, instead of the go-to white supremacy.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). First Photo Taken in a Year Shows Maxwell With 'Black Eye' Amid Claims of 'Humiliation' in Jail. sputniknews.com Since cameras and recording devices are not permitted at trials where the friend of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's has recently been denied her third bail application, Maxwell has only been seen in court sketches until this moment.

The Canary (2021-04-30). Neo-Nazi police officer jailed for membership of banned group. thecanary.co The first British police officer to be convicted of belonging to a neo-Nazi terrorist group has been jailed for more than four years. | Ben Hannam was found guilty of membership of banned right-wing extremist group National Action (NA) in 2016 until September 2017, following a trial at the Old Bailey. | He had been working as a probationary officer for the Metropolitan Police for nearly two years before he was found on a leaked database of users of extreme right-wing forum Iron March and arrested last year. | Benjamin Hannam attending an outdoor boxing event which was shown to the jury during his trial at the Old…

Poor People's Campaign, NC NAACP, more (2021-04-30). Tuesday 5/4: Moral Emergency Speak-out Against Fatal Police Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. w/ PPC & NAACP. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-04-30). Racism in America: Biden Police Reforms Prove Inadequate to End Misconduct and Brutality. globalresearch.ca As demonstrations erupt across the United States against the oppression inflicted …

Stansfield Smith (2021-04-30). The US Plan to Imprison Businesspeople in Other Countries for "Violating" Illegal US Sanctions: The Cases of Alex Saab, Meng Wanzhou, Mun Chol Myong. orinocotribune.com By Stansfield Smith — Apr 27, 2021 | The The US uses sanctions as a tool to overthrow governments that do not kow-tow to it. Sanctions are a weapon of war on civilians. They destroy the economy of a country ("make the economy scream") by causing hyp…

Tom Anderson (2021-04-30). Calls for solidarity with a prisoner 'facing retaliation' for standing up against the prison system. thecanary.co Family and supporters of Kevan Thakrar held a demonstration outside the Ministry of Justice offices in London on Wednesday 28 April. Thakrar The protesters demanded an end to the targeting of Thakrar by the prison, and also that he's moved out of HMP Full Sutton to HMP Whitemoor where he can receive the support he needs. | Freedom for Kevan: | A statement by the demonstrators reads: Friends…

Andrew Emett (2021-04-30). Former Louisiana police officer charged with assaulting arrestee on video. nationofchange.org If convicted, Hudson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

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