Daily Archives: May 8, 2021

2021-05-08: News Headlines

Fra Hughes (2021-05-08). Bobby Sands and the 1981 Hunger Strike — 40th Anniversary. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes, Belfast — May 6, 2021 | "They will not criminalise us, rob us of our true identity, steal our individualism, depoliticise us, churn us out as systemised, institutionalised, decent law-abiding robots. Never will they label our liberation struggle as criminal." | Bobby Sands | The 1980 Hunger strike led by Brendan Hughes comprised of seven Republican male prisoners at Her Majesty's Cellular Prison The Maze, also known as Long Kesh Prison Camp, and three female Republican prisoners at Armagh Women's Prison ended on December 1980 after 53 days. | An agreement was reached between the protesting pri…

_____ (2021-05-08). Scheer Intelligence: The Ruling Class' Revenge Against Julian Assange. popularresistance.org The mistreatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over the past decade has been defined as "psychological torture" by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer. Yet, there is still no real end in sight to Assange's promethean plight. Several months after a British judge blocked his extradition to the U.S.—citing that conditions in America's inhumane prison system would be detrimental to his health—the WikiLeaks founder continues to be held in a maximum security prison in the U.K. The U.S. government, first under Donald Trump's rule and now under Joe Biden's, is appealing the extradition rul…

Gabriela Lopez (2021-05-08). Black Lives Matter: An Important Movement. indybay.org The Black Lives Matter movement is a topic of discussion that needs to be brought to the light. Police brutality is at an all time high while targeting those who are black. They lives their lives in constant fear of someone whose job it is to protect them, and that will not be tolerated.

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-05-08). A call for solidarity. zcomm.org Our Deputy President Mqapheli Bonono and Siniko Miya are in Detention…

Michael Welch (2021-05-08). Let Mumia Out! Exploring Racial Justice as the Sun Sets over George Floyd. globalresearch.ca In recent days, Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther and radio journalist who was arrested and charged under suspicious conditions, was taken to a hospital. Mumia has just entered his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Scandal in French Air Force as Pilots Tie Pilot to Pole at Firing Range and Drop Bombs Around Him. sputniknews.com The French Penal Code punishes acts of hazing ('bizutage') with up to six months in prison and a 7,500 euro fine. Until recently, hazing had been seen as a 'rite of passage' symbolising a person's integration into their peer group, with soldiers, students and workers in some professions subjected to the humiliating and potentially deadly practice.

Noelle Hanrahan, the Jamal Journal (2021-05-08). BREAKING: Following Heart Surgery, Mumia Looks Great! indybay.org Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio reports back from her contact visit with Mumia today, his first since having open heart surgery in late April.

Jay Connor (2021-05-07). Jeezy Offers His Best Advice on the Keys to Success, Resurgence of Black Lives Matter Movement. thegrapevine.theroot.com Some great advice can go a long way, so building off of this premise, Spotify's latest podcast,

Joe Jurado (2021-05-07). Federal Grand Jury Indicts Derek Chauvin and 3 Other Ex-Cops on Civil Rights Violations. theroot.com Seeing actions actually have consequences for cops is a continually bizarre experience. A federal grand jury has indicted Derek Chauvin and the three other officers involved in the death of George Floyd on U.S. civil rights charges.

Joe Jurado (2021-05-07). Black Homeowner in Indiana Files Discrimination Complaint When Appraisal of Home Increases by $100,000 After Removing Black Identifiers From Home. theroot.com We talk about

Staff (2021-05-07). #FreePalestinianStudents campaign update: Join a letter-writing action online; Israeli attacks on students continue. samidoun.net There are hundreds of Palestinian high school and university students among the approximately 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, in many cases specifically targeted for Israeli colonial imprisonment and repression for their student activism, organizing student events and participation in student elections and other political and social activities on campus. As Israeli settlers rampage through Jerusalem and Palestinians resist the threatened impending forced transfer and ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied Jerusalem, the attacks on Palestinian students — and their organizing and…

Tracy Mann (2021-05-07). N. Carolina communities fight to surpass stale approach to opioid crisis. liberationnews.org The state of North Carolina is expecting money from opioid lawsuits and settlements that could be routed directly to services for the people who are most impacted by the opioid epidemic.

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-07). This Is an American Lawsuit: Rapper Kidd Wes Files Copyright Infringement Against Childish Gambino. thegrapevine.theroot.com This is America…and it's a litigious country.

Staff (2021-05-07). Israel keeps Spanish citizen Juani Rishmawi imprisoned while using COVID as a biological weapon against Palestine. samidoun.net The following article, by Daniel Lobato, Liliana Córdova, and Jaldia Abubakra of Samidoun España was published originally in Spanish on InfoLibre: The health worker Juana Ruiz, Juani Rishmawi, Spanish and Palestinian, has been imprisoned by Israel since April 13 along with two other colleagues from the Health Work Committees. After several weeks without charges, Israel has revealed the grotesque, and is going to accuse her of running a terrorist financial plot. Juani has obtained funds from NGOs and Spanish regional governments so that Palestinian primary care centers have been able to continue treating basic hea…

Joe Piette (2021-05-07). At Pennsylvania governor's home — Release Russell Maroon Shoatz! Now! workers.org Mt. Wolf, Pa. credit: Joe Piette Activists converged on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's home in Mount Wolf, Pa., May 2 to demand the medical release of political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz and all ill and elderly prisoners. The action began with a "caravan of love" from nearby York to . . . |

Staff (2021-05-07). Texas Democrats Fought GOP Voter Suppression Bill Through the Night. truthout.org Texas House Republicans passed a voter suppression bill early Friday morning despite a tough fight put up by Democrats, who offered over 130 amendments from late Thursday into the night. | Democrats

Betsey Piette (2021-05-07). Unvaccinated prison staff are a danger. workers.org Workers World has received letter after letter from workers incarcerated in Pennsylvania prisons expressing a common concern: "We are at risk of dying from COVID-19, and the only way the pandemic is getting into prisons is from the staff!" Our incarcerated sisters, brothers and siblings describe a shared crisis: They . . . |

Staff (2021-05-07). Headlines for May 7, 2021. democracynow.org Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Voter Suppression Bill, Texas and Ohio Republicans Advance Bills to Make It Harder to Vote, India Sets Yet Another World Record for Daily COVID-19 Infections, Study Finds COVID-19 Has Killed 6.9 Million Worldwide, More Than Double Official Count, German Chancellor Angela Merkel Rejects Patent Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines, Police Raid on Rio de Janeiro Favela Leaves 25 Dead, with Reports of Execution-Style Killings, U.S. Sends Warplanes to Afghanistan Amid Withdrawal as HRW Warns Aid Cuts Jeopardize Women's Health, CodePink Co-Founder Calls Out General Dynamics CEO over Arms Sales t…

Staff (2021-05-07). Your Friendly Neighborhood Bank: The Post Office. aclu.org One in four Americans are unbanked or underbanked. This is in part because because banks across the country are closing branches, or penalizing those who don't have large savings. This means that 64 million Americans — disproportionately Black and Brown people — can't easily access basic financial services and are forced to pay thousands a year in fees for alternatives. | But one solution to this disparity is within our reach, it's actually just down the street from you:…

Bertha Martinez (2021-05-07). Social Activism of Black Lives Matter: Institutional Responses. indybay.org Institutions in America should show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. By doing so, they demonstrate that they understand the severity of police brutality against black people.

teleSUR (2021-05-07). US: Jury Indicts 4 Ex-Police Officers in George Floyd Case. telesurenglish.net "A federal grand jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota, returned two indictments that were unsealed today. The first indictment charges former Minneapolis Police Department officers Derek Chauvin, 45; Tou Thao, 35; J. Alexander Kueng, 27; and Thomas Lane, 38, with federal civil rights crimes for their roles in the death of George Perry Floyd Jr.," the Department said in a release. | RELATED: | Charges against Chauvin include violating Floyd's…

sputniknews (2021-05-07). US Jury Indicts 4 Ex-Officers for Violating George Floyd's Civil Rights. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A US federal grand jury has charged all four of the former police officers involved in George Floyd's death with civil rights violations including violating his constitutional rights, the Justice Department said on Friday.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-07). Watchdog Demands Records on DeSantis' Voter Suppression 'Publicity Stunt' on Fox News. commondreams.org "Depriving people of their voting rights is a deeply vile attack on civil rights, and DeSantis turned it into a sleazy publicity grab," said People for the American Way of the Florida governor's signing of a voter suppression bill. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/desantis.jpg

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-07). Four Minneapolis Cops Charged With Federal Civil Rights Crimes in George Floyd Case. commondreams.org A federal grand jury on Friday indicted four former Minneapolis police officers including Derek Chauvin of civil rights crimes in connection with the murder of George Floyd. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/minneapolis_2.jpg

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-05-07). Vigil for Refugee Rights, Stop Child Detention, Recognize Asylum at UUSF. indybay.org Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. holds Cinco de Mayo morning Vigil…

_____ (2021-05-07). More States Enter The Race To Criminalize Protest. popularresistance.org It was April 1, and Jestin Dupree had driven more than 400 miles from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana to the state's capital, Helena, to testify against legislation that could be used to jail environmental protesters. For years, his tribe had been protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, which was to cross the Missouri River, their main source of water. Their efforts seemed to be vindicated when the project was cancelled by President Joe Biden during his first day in office. | Montana's new legislation, however, would allow environmental protesters to be jailed for up to 18 months if they obs…

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Former TV Star Josh Duggar Released on Bail After Facing 'Worst of the Worst' Child Porn Accusations. sputniknews.com Charged with receiving and possessing child pornography, former reality TV star Josh Duggar was arrested on 29 April by US Marshals. If found guilty, Duggar could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine for each count.

May Day in San Francisco (2021-05-07). Call to Support Organized Labor, Free Mumia and Stand Up for Black/Brown/Asian Unity. indybay.org On May 1st, thousands marched to support organized labor in San Francisco. Many unions and workers' groups marched up Market Street to protest racism and call for passage of the PRO Act by the U.S. Congress. Signs said Mumia is a class war prisoner and called for an end to the death penalty. There was new emphasis this year on the importance of Black/Brown/Asian Unity.

Staff (2021-05-07). There is no such thing as 'Deal of Century': Amir-Abdollahian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Stating that the fake regime of Israel is a big prison, Secretary-General of the International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada said that there is no such thing as a 'Deal of Century'.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network (2021-05-07). #FreePalestinianStudents Campaign Update: Join a Letter-writing Action Online; Israeli Attacks on Students Continue. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. There are hundreds …

commondreams (2021-05-07). Statement on Alexei Navalny's status as Prisoner of Conscience. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-07). People For the American Way Demands Answers from DeSantis About His 'Fox and Friends' Voter-Suppression Stunt. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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