Daily Archives: May 12, 2021

2021-05-12: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-12). Headlines for May 12, 2021. democracynow.org At Least 50 Palestinians Killed as Israeli Attacks Continue; Protests Call Out Israeli Crimes, Red Cross Warns COVID Cases "Exploding" in Asia as India Continues to Break New Records, Algeria Moves to Ban Unauthorized Protests as Pro-Democracy Movement Gains Steam, French Court Tosses Lawsuit from Agent Orange Victim Against Chemical Companies, Family of Andrew Brown Jr. Views More Footage of Police Killing, Confirms Shooting Was Unjustified, Ahmaud Arbery's Killers Plead Not Guilty to Federal Hate Crimes, Arizona Passes Law to Cut Voters from Early Mail-in Voting List, Liz Cheney Delivers Scathing Rebuke as GOP…

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-12). Stop legal lynchings!Remember George Stinney Jr. workers.org The U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 22 that juveniles — those under the age of 18 — are not exempt from spending the rest of their lives in prison with no hope of parole. (See WW article, workers.org/2021/05/56175/) This once again exposes the hypocrisy of the U.S. claiming to be . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-12). Stop legal lynchings!/Remember George Stinney Jr. workers.org The U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 22 that juveniles — those under the age of 18 — are not exempt from spending the rest of their lives in prison with no hope of parole. (See WW article, workers.org/2021/05/56175/) This once again exposes the hypocrisy of the U.S. claiming to be . . . |

WSWS (2021-05-12). Journalist Craig Murray sentenced to eight months imprisonment. wsws.org The prominent defender of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been found guilty of contempt of court for his reporting on the 2020 trial of former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

Charlotte Lawrence (2021-05-12). Federal Militarization of Law Enforcement Must End. aclu.org The federal government arms local police forces in the United States with weapons of war. A program called "1033," for the section of the

Laura Capote — Zoe Alexandra (2021-05-12). Colombia's Leaders Want to Stain Their Country with the Blood of the Working Class. counterpunch.org According to Temblores and Indepaz, two human rights organizations that have been tracking reports of police violence, from April 28 to May 8, the violent actions of the state security forces resulted in the death of at least 47 people, the arbitrary detention of 963 people, 28 victims of eye-related injuries, and 12 victims of sexual violence. In total, they registered 1,876 cases of police violence.

Laura Capote — Zoe Alexandra (2021-05-12). Colombia's Leaders Want to Stain Their Country with the Blood of the Working Class. counterpunch.org According to Temblores and Indepaz, two human rights organizations that have been tracking reports of police violence, from April 28 to May 8, the violent actions of the state security forces resulted in the death of at least 47 people, the arbitrary detention of 963 people, 28 victims of eye-related injuries, and 12 victims of sexual violence. In total, they registered 1,876 cases of police violence.

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-05-12). Georgia: Black Lives Matter. workers.org Atlanta Police agents killed all four of these young Black men in Georgia, and the struggle to prosecute and convict their murderers is ongoing. Jamarion Robinson Jamarion Robinson was killed Aug. 5, 2016, at the East Point apartment of his girlfriend, by a heavily armed force from seven police agencies . . . |

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-05-12). Georgia: Black Lives Matter. workers.org Atlanta Police agents killed all four of these young Black men in Georgia, and the struggle to prosecute and convict their murderers is ongoing. Jamarion Robinson Jamarion Robinson was killed Aug. 5, 2016, at the East Point apartment of his partner, by a heavily armed force from seven police agencies . . . |

Staff (2021-05-12). Can the Criminal Justice System Be Reformed? PBS Series "Philly D.A." Follows Larry Krasner's Efforts. democracynow.org Four years ago, the longtime civil rights attorney Larry Krasner shocked the political establishment in Philadelphia by being elected district attorney. Now he faces a tough reelection next week. We delve into his record as captured in a new eight-part series by PBS "Independent Lens" that follows how Krasner, who had sued the Philadelphia Police Department 75 times during his career, ran on a platform of ending mass incarceration and has fought to overhaul the DA's Office. "Is change possible in an institution like this?" asks series co-creator Ted Passon. "Why or why not?" We also speak with co-creator Nicole S…

Staff (2021-05-12). "Mass Supervision": How Restrictive Probation & Parole Systems Land People Behind Bars for Decades. democracynow.org In Pennsylvania, more than half of incarcerated people are jailed due to probation violations. We speak with formerly incarcerated activist LaTonya Myers, who says probation and parole, rather than being a stepping stone to freedom, act as a "streamline to mass incarceration," with punitive rules landing people back behind bars for minor violations. Myers helps people arrested navigate the bail review system as support coordinator with the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund and is featured in the new PBS documentary series "Philly D.A." about Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's attempts to reform the cri…

Editor2 (2021-05-12). The Left Unites in Peru: Pedro Castillo Gains the Support of Verónika Mendoza. orinocotribune.com By Carlos Noriega — May 9, 2021 | Four weeks before the June 6 run-off election, the Peruvian left have united and close to an agreement to promote a "government of change" headed by the professor and trade unionist Pedro Castillo, who is facing the right-wing Keiko Fujimori, daughter and political heir of the imprisoned ex-dictator Alberto Fujimori.The Peru Libre party, which defines itself as Marxist-Leninist and is running Castillo's candidacy, and the progressive coalition Together for Peru, which in the first round had Verónika Mendoza as its candidate, have signed a political pact to support Castillo's…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-12). In Philippines, death of COVID-19-infected political detainee reveals plight of prisoners. peoplesdispatch.org 59-year-old Joseph Canlas was arrested on March 30 in the latest wave of repression by the Rodrigo Duterte regime. His death has brought national attention to the plight of inmates held in prisons in the Philippines…

Charlotte Lawrence (2021-05-12). It's Past Time to End the Federal Militarization of Police. aclu.org You've probably seen it by now, on B-roll if not in real life: Police and sheriff's deputies spraying protesters with a water cannon mounted on a mine resistant vehicle. Combat vehicles rolling down American streets. Police — some with combat helmets and night vision goggles — touting military-grade rifles. These are America's militarized police forces, brought to your community in no small part by billions of dollars in federal spending. No federal program is more emblematic of America's police militarization problem than 1033, named for a section of law that allows the U.S. military to directly d…

commondreams (2021-05-12). Michigan Father Wrongly Placed on No Fly List is Removed After ACLU Files Lawsuit on His Behalf. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Paola Razo (2021-05-12). 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…

Staff (2021-05-12). Leader pardons, commutes sentences of above 2,000 convicts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of above 2,000 of Iranian prisoners on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

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

_____ (2021-05-11). All Out For Palestine! popularresistance.org 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 Palestinian resistance! | In this moment, it is particularly important to highlight our unconditional support for the Palestinian people and their right to resist. It is now and has always been the resistance of the Palestinian people, through all forms of struggle, that defends Palestine from colonization. Our solidarity must affirm Palestinian resistance, Palestinian return, and Palestinian liberati…

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 …

Fight Back (2021-05-11). Louisiana transgender community celebrates defeat of medical ban, condemn sports ban. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On May 7, a coalition of Louisiana's progressive organizations gathered at city hall for a press conference on the state legislature's anti-transgender bills. Supporters came from many ranks of the movement against gender-based oppression. These included fighters for sex workers' rights, reproductive justice, and trans liberation. | Participants chanted "Protect trans youth!" and "Hands off trans kids!" In a collective statement, the coalition demanded an end to bills targeting trans people. It emphasized that transphobia has nothing to do with the needs of ordinary Louisiana residents. The sta…

Fight Back (2021-05-11). Louisiana transgender community celebrates defeat of medical ban, condemn sports ban. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On May 7, a coalition of Louisiana's progressive organizations gathered at city hall for a press conference on the state legislature's anti-transgender bills. Supporters came from many ranks of the movement against gender-based oppression. These included fighters for sex workers' rights, reproductive justice, and trans liberation. | Participants chanted "Protect trans youth!" and "Hands off trans kids!" In a collective statement, the coalition demanded an end to bills targeting trans people. It emphasized that transphobia has nothing to do with the needs of ordinary Louisiana residents. The sta…

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

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…

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…

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 ______________________________…

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