Daily Archives: May 11, 2021

2021-05-11: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-11). Video: Samidoun's Hadeel Shatara interviewed on Sheikh Jarrah, Al-Aqsa and the Palestinian Struggle. samidoun.net Rania Khalek is joined by Ramallah-based activist Hadeel Shatara, coordinator in Palestine of the Palestinian prisoner rights group Samidoun, to discuss Israeli violence in Sheikh Jarrah and Al Aqsa mosque | The article

Staff (2021-05-11). How prisoners expanded the civil rights movement. therealnews.com In the 1970s, a multiracial coalition of prisoners staged a collective uprising against the dehumanizing horrors of the American prison system. And the backlash paved the way for the prison-industrial complex we have today.

_____ (2021-05-11). Murray Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison. strategic-culture.org Craig Murray, the former British diplomat, has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. | By Joe LAURIA | Craig Murray, an ex-British ambassador and blogger, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being found guilty in March of contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. He was given three weeks to turn himself into police, pending his appeal. Judge Lady Dorrian issued the sentence, she said, despite Murray's health issues. | Murray faced up to two years in prison and unl…

Kids Rise Up (2021-05-11). 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.

Paola Razo (2021-05-11). The Precautions of the Coronavirus outbreak within Sonoma County Jail. indybay.org The Precautions of the Coronavirus outbreak within Sonoma County Jail | By Paola Razo…

Carey Gillam (2021-05-11). Weed Killing Pesticide Paraquat Allegedly Causes Parkinson. Litigation in U.S. Courts. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Six more lawsuits …

Prof. Daniel Broudy (2021-05-11). International Corona Research Cohort. The Lawsuit against the CDC, the WHO and the Davos Group. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Some of my …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-11). Decrying Global Violence, Jamaal Bowman Says 'White House Must Act'. commondreams.org Calling on the Biden administration to work for peaceful solutions to global conflicts, Rep. Jamaal Bowman says his "heart is breaking for people around the world experiencing oppression and hurt." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bowman-2.jpg

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Three Thai activists accused of insulting monarchy are released on bail. peoplesdispatch.org Parit Chirawak, Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan and Phromsorn Weerathamjaree were released from prison on May 11. Over the past few days, four more activists facing similar charges have also got bail…

Noelle Hanrahan (2021-05-11). "I want to find a way to win" zcomm.org Mumia knows that if it were not for the world shining a bright hot spotlight on prison conditions and access to medical care, he fears that he would not have survived…

commondreams (2021-05-11). Schumer Must Treat Voter Suppression as an Existential Threat and Abolish the Filibuster to Pass For the People Act. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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. Since this post was first written, there are now 23 martyrs, including 9 children, in Gaza.— 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…

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…

Joe Jurado (2021-05-10). White Fragility Results in 2 Black Boys Being Pulled from Class at Their Oklahoma Elementary Schools for Wearing 'Black Lives Matter' Shirts. theroot.com It's incredibly frustrating seeing white people spin a statement as innocuous as "Black Lives Matter" as politics. It's not political; it's literally just a more concise way of saying "the color of our skin shouldn't dictate the way we're treated." Of course, facts have never gotten in the way of white feelings, and…

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." |

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…

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…

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… |

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

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.

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.

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.

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