Daily Archives: May 10, 2021

2021-05-10: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-10). From Gaza to Jerusalem: Confront massacres and ethnic cleansing, support Palestinian resistance! samidoun.net —Participate and join an action! See below for events and resources. — As violent colonial settlers march through occupied Palestinian Jerusalem and to the Al-Aqsa Mosque — after Israeli occupation forces injured hundreds of Palestinians in their attacks on worshippers, Israeli drone warplanes just murdered nine Palestinians in Gaza, including three children, in Beit Hanoun. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their organizing and struggle to confront massacres and ethnic cleansing and support Palestinia…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-10). 'An Important Step': Biden's HHS Reverses Trump Attack on Healthcare Protections for Transgender People. commondreams.org "Fear of discrimination can lead individuals to forgo care, which can have serious negative health consequences," said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, announcing the reversal of a Trump-era rule which allowed discrimination against transgender people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/transhealthcare_1.jpg

MISES (2021-05-10). Social Media's Algorithms Aren't Really Controlling You — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By David Gordon* | Senator Josh Hawley's just-published The Tyranny of Big Tech (Regnery, 2021) raises important issues. Hawley asks, for example, Do Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube censor views that that their managers do not like? It seems clear that the answer is yes. Many people who have tried to post Facebook comments that criticize the "official" line on covid-19 have had their posts removed and have been sentenced to "Facebook Jail." YouTube removed a popular video by Tom Woods that argues lockdowns and masks are ineffective. What, if anything, should be done about this? Hawley notes also that these medi…

Staff (2021-05-10). Weaponizing Trump's Big Lie: Ari Berman on GOP's War on Democracy & Voting Rights. democracynow.org Extreme voting restrictions have advanced in several Republican-led states across the U.S., including in Florida, where Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a sweeping voter suppression bill that will make it harder to vote by mail, limit ballot drop boxes, impose new voter ID requirements and criminalize giving food and water to voters waiting in line at polling places. Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman says these efforts are an extension of former President Trump's "big lie" about voter fraud. "They're trying to make it harder for Democratic constituencies to be able to vote in future elections, and they…

Moderator (2021-05-10). Lee Camp: 13 Facts About American Prisons That Will Blow Your Mind. scheerpost.com [Thomas Hawk / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost In a few minutes time you'll want to abolish prisons. If you're not ready for that intellectual and emotional transformation, then please stop reading now. Or put on your thunder shirt. If you grew up in the United States, like I did, then you probably think prisons are a fact of life. We just go through our day-to-day assuming that… |

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-10). Exclusive Clip: Reform L.A. Jails Wants to Reinvest the $1.6 Million for School Overpolicing Into the Community. theroot.com "Education, not incarceration." |

Nicolas Aramayo (2021-05-10). International Accountability is Critical to Dismantling Systemic Racism and Police Brutality Domestically. aclu.org This month marks a year since George Floyd's murder at the hands of police, which outraged the world and sparked unprecedented domestic and global protests calling for racial justice and transformative change. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict should have been an inevitable accountability measure, yet even though the horrible display of brutality was caught on camera in broad daylight, the outcome was far from guaranteed. The uncertainty leading up to the verdict illustrates the normalization of impunity for police in the criminal legal system. | Calls for accountability following Floyd…

Gabriela Lopez (2021-05-10). 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.

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…

Kids Rise Up (2021-05-10). 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.

Cyrus Yaqubi (2021-05-10). Iran: Regime Makes Mockery Of World Press Day With More Censorship And Detentions — OpEd. eurasiareview.com May 3 has been designated by UNESCO as World Press Day. | Keeping track of what is going on in the world is one of the most important metrics in a free and democratic society. In a free society, this is recognized as a citizen's right and enshrined in most constitutions of many countries to guarantee to sustain democracy. | The bodies that comply with this comprehensive demand and do so are the press and journalists, who sometimes try to surface the truth by accepting the risk of dangers posed to them in this way and even by risking their lives. For this reason, most people in the world recognize and respect j…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-10). Families of Victims and 270+ Groups Call for UN Inquiry Into US Police Violence and Systemic Racism. commondreams.org "It's past time for our nation to tackle racial inequity, injustice, and discrimination that permeates American life and institutions," said one advocate. "While progress has come slowly, hopefully an international inquiry can help produce transformative change more rapidly." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/floyd_chauvin_verdict.jpg

Fight Back (2021-05-10). Los Angeles: Boyle Heights celebrates May Day. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – For the sixth consecutive year, Centro CSO held their May Day march and rally in Boyle Heights. Main demands were "Legalization for all" and "Jail killer cops." | At 11 a.m., attendees assembled at the corner of Mathews Street and Chavez Avenue. Luis Sifuentes with Centro CSO started the rally with a passionate and inspiring speech about the importance of International Workers Day. | "The working class fought back against the monopoly capitalists who subjected us to super exploitation and inhumane living conditions almost 200 years ago and won the eight-hour work day," Sifuentes said. "The rich…

_____ (2021-05-10). US, UK, EU Barbaric Sanctions Are Killing Syrians. popularresistance.org In order to review the sanctions against Syria, we must see these sadistic, punitive measures in greater context. We must review US UK and EU neocolonialist foreign policy which invariably leads to conflict and is based on lies, in order to protect their world order which is the oppression and subjugation of sovereign states that do not comply with their need to control global resources. | On that basis the incremental and illegal sanctions now crippling the Syrian economy in its most fragile stage, post war, are an attempt by the US alliance to prevent Syria winning the hybrid war that has been waged against it…

Fight Back (2021-05-10). Condemn the killings of protesters in Colombia, free Simon Trinidad! fightbacknews.org Fight Back! is circulating the following statement from the Committee to Free Simon Trinidad. Simon Trinidad is a prisoner of the U.S. empire who has done nothing wrong, only struggled to free his country. | The Committee to Free Simón Trinidad condemns police murders and violent repression of protesters by the Colombian government. In the last ten days, Colombian police and military forces killed at least twenty-six protesters in the streets protesting higher taxes and government cutbacks. Backed by the U.S. government and President Biden, nobody will be prosecuted for these police killings and political repress…

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Melinda Gates Discussed Divorce in 2019 After Reports About Bill's Links to Epstein, Report Says. sputniknews.com Two years ago reports revealed that tech billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates took several meetings with the late financier and convicted sex criminal who committed suicide in 2019 while in prison awaiting trial.

Noelle Hanrahan, the Jamal Journal (2021-05-10). 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.

_____ (2021-05-09). 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…

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…

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."

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.

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