Daily Archives: May 9, 2021

2021-05-09: News Headlines

Ray Hanania (2021-05-10). Palestinian Victims Of Israeli Violence Too Often Ignored — OpEd. eurasiareview.com When American police raided a Louisville, Kentucky, home last year, searching for evidence in a drug case, a 26-year-old woman was killed. The plain-clothes police officers were searching for the ex-boyfriend of the victim, Breonna Taylor, but instead found her with a new boyfriend and feared they were being attacked. The new boyfriend fired at the intruders, not knowing they were police officers, and the police fired back, killing Taylor. | Police initially fudged the report, but there was public outrage, with the raid denounced as a civil rights violation and another example of police brutality. | In America…

Zack Linly (2021-05-09). 2 Oregon Police Officers Charged in Incident Involving Home With Black Lives Matter Flag Being Vandalized. theroot.com Cops be like: "Follow the law or pay the consequences! But also, if you hurt my feelings, I'm definitely going to break the law."

Staff (2021-05-09). Samidoun condemns Berlin police repression, arrests at mass protest for Palestine. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network condemns the arrest of at least four Palestinian youth in Germany by the Berlin police at the #SaveSheikhJarrah demonstration on Sunday, 9 May. Hundreds of Palestinians in the community and supporters of justice in Palestine poured into the streets of Berlin marching from Rathaus Neukà∂lln to Hermannplatz for demonstrations in protest of the ongoing Nakba in Palestine and Israeli ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem, including the targeting of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and Israeli police violent invasions of Al-Aqsa Mosque. These demonstrations were organized b…

_____ (2021-05-09). Hundreds Of Palestinians Protesting Evictions In Jerusalem Are Injured. popularresistance.org More than 200 Palestinians were wounded and at least one partially blinded over night in East Jerusalem when Israeli police fired rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades at thousands of people who were protesting Israeli settlers and security forces' ongoing effort to dispossess Palestinians of their land in the occupied territory. | Israel's violent oppression of Palestinians, which has intensified in recent days, continued Saturday. | "What's happening in Jerusalem and Palestine more broadly is not a 'clash' or a 'scuffle,' but a state-sanctioned campaign of Israeli violence against Palestinians," the Ins…

Gabriela Lopez (2021-05-09). 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.

EMMA (2021-05-09). The People's Podcast: The Untold Story of the George Floyd Uprising with Nekima Levy Armstrong. peoplesparty.org Nekima Levy Armstrong, Minneapolis civil rights lawyer, racial justice expert, and activist, joins us to discuss the last year in Minneapolis, from the murder of George Floyd to the conviction of Derek Chauvin and beyond.

Kids Rise Up (2021-05-09). Harvey Milk Students Protest at Castro Safeway After Racial Profiling Incident. indybay.org After a Black 11-year-old boy was falsely accused of stealing a sandwich at a Castro neighborhood Safeway, security guards detained him even though he showed his receipt. Fellow students at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academic Elementary, with help from parents and staff, marched on the Safeway and demonstrated in front of the store.

_____ (2021-05-09). Our Biggest Jails Are Frontline Environmental Justice Communities. popularresistance.org For more than half a century, 441 Bauchet Street has been the address where Los Angeles' most stark social and environmental inequalities converge. It's the location of L.A.'s Men's Central Jail, the largest facility in the most populated county jail system in the country. On any given day, about 5,000 people are incarcerated there. | A block south from the jail is the 101 freeway, one of the most traveled highways in America, which generates dangerous levels of air pollution linked to a slew of birth defects. A block east is the L.A. River, home to at least 20 different pollutants, from feces to oil, at levels t…

Staff (2021-05-09). Turkmenistan extradites 3 prisoners to Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Turkmenistan handed over three Iranian prisoners to the Islamic Republic on Sunday.

Noelle Hanrahan, the Jamal Journal (2021-05-09). 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.

_____ (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…

Staff (2021-05-08). Support the People's Ambulance for Beddawi Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon! samidoun.net Samidoun is partnering with the Palestinian Arab Cultural Club in Beddawi refugee camp in Lebanon to support their work to provide a "people's ambulance" for the people of the camp, who have limited access to health services, especially ambulance transportation. We need to raise $5000 to make this ambulance a reality for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon! Click here to donate now and share widely! Palestinian refugees in Lebanon face institutional discrimination, lack of access to necessary services, and significant levels of poverty. At the core of this, of course, is the fact that they have been and continued to…

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…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-08). 'Direct Attack on the First Amendment': Trump DOJ Secretly Obtained Washington Post Journalists' Phone Records. commondreams.org "When the government spies on journalists and their sources, it jeopardizes freedom of the press," said the ACLU. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ag_barr.jpg

Fight Back (2021-05-08). Chicano and Black families denounce LA Sheriffs harassment and retaliation. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – A press conference was held in front of 'Hall of Injustice' office of LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva, May 4, to denounce the deputy sheriffs' harassing of grieving Chicano and Black families who have lost their sons to LA Deputy Sheriff gangs killings, like those done by the "Banditos" of the East LA Sheriff Station. A grouping called Check the Sheriff Coalition united families and several organizations for the press conference. The coalition includes the local National Lawyers Guild, American Civil Liberties Union, Black Lives Matter-LA and Centro CSO. Press conference participants also backed a mo…

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.

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