Daily Archives: May 17, 2021

2021-05-17: News Headlines

Sasha Abramsky (2021-05-17). The California Prosecutors Who Want to Keep People Out of Jail. thenation.com Three Strikes policy, a coalition of recently elected district attorneys is pushing back against mass incarceration.

commondreams (2021-05-17). ACLU Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Case Challenging Roe v. Wade. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-17). Ocasio-Cortez Leads House Dems' Demand That Biden 'End the Carceral Approach to Immigration'. commondreams.org "It is time to end the carceral approach to immigration… Instead, we urge the Biden administration to pursue humane and just immigration policies that aim to end mass incarceration, criminalization, and deportation of immigrants." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12329322561.jpg

_____ (2021-05-17). Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising: Tuesday, May 18. popularresistance.org As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike! | Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call of Palestinians in Palestine and across the world for actions and mobilizations in support of the call for a general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, 18 May, and the escalation of organizing and resistance until liberation and return for Palestine.

Patrick Gathara (2021-05-17). Colonial Powers Have Long Demanded the 'Right to Self-Defense' Against the People They Have Colonized. commondreams.org "Rather than seeking "moral clarity", the West is using moral obfuscation to justify attacks on a refugee population by a colonial power that has evicted them from their land, blockades them in what is, in essence, an open-air prison, and then claims the right to do so in peace and quiet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gazavictims.jpg

Jay Stanley (2021-05-17). Digital IDs Might Sound Like a Good Idea, But They Could Be a Privacy Nightmare. aclu.org There's been a lot of At first blush, the idea of a driver's license we can keep on our phone might sound good. Digital is often toute…

Vera Eidelman (2021-05-17). Time and Again, Social Media Giants Get Content Moderation Wrong: Silencing Speech about Al-Aqsa Mosque is Just the Latest Example. aclu.org Since May 7, Al-Aqsa, one of the holiest sites for Muslims, and the neighborhood of Sheik Jarrah in Jerusalem have been the site of violent attacks against Palestinians, many of whom had come to the mosque to worship during Ramadan. During this violence, people took to Facebook and Instagram to post about what was happening to Palestinians using hashtags that referenced the mosque (#AlAqsa). But Instagram, owned by Facebook,

Luis Mucino (2021-05-17). Black Lives Matter Movement. indybay.org An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.

James L. Gelvin (2021-05-16). As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment. juancole.com ( The Conversation) — The images and reports coming from Israel, Jerusalem and Gaza in recent days are shocking. They are also surprising to those who thought the 2020 Abraham Accords and subsequent agreements to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan would place the conflict between Israelis and …

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-05-16). URGENT WEBINAR THIS WEDNESDAY 19th: Alex Saab's Lawyer: 'How the US Starves Nations'. orinocotribune.com Alex Saab's lawyer, Femi Falana, has agreed to participate in a webinar about this important case related to US "sanctions". | Caracas, May 16 (OrinocoTribune.com)— Alex Saab has been illegally held by Cape Verdean authorities in prison, and most recently in a unique form of house arrest. Saab was apprehended because of his attempts to bypass illegal US and European "sanctions" against the Venezuelan people. | Saab, a special diplomatic envoy of Venezuela at the time of his irregular detention, and currently ambassador of Venezuela to the African Union, was instrumental in procuring international supplie…

Staff (2021-05-16). Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising and General Strike: Tuesday, May 18. samidoun.net As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike! Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call of Palestinians in Palestine and across the world for actions and mobilizations in support of the call for a general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, 18 May, and the escalation of organizing and resistance until liberation and return for Palestine. This call has been supported by the Palestinian prisoners' movement and popular movements, youth organizati…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-16). Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine. indybay.org On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…

Fight Back (2021-05-16). Michigan protest demands 'Free Palestine'. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – 60 protesters gathered for a "Free Palestine, Stop U.S. Aid to Israel" protest in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 15, as the world observed Nakba Day amid continued Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. | Organized by the Grand Rapids Anti-War Committee, the protest featured speakers from Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Democratic Socialists of America, Bimose Ode, Justice for Black Lives, and local Palestinian activists. | Protesters chanted "Free, free, Palestine!" and "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!" | "Joe Biden and the American government need to stop fu…

_____ (2021-05-16). Support Jailed Whistleblower Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org Hale is a veteran of the US Air Force. During his military service from 2009 to 2013, he participated in the US drone program, working with both the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. After leaving the Air Force, Hale became an outspoken opponent of the US targeted killings program, US foreign policy more generally, and a supporter of whistleblowers. He publicly spoke out at conferences, forums, and public panels. He was featured prominently in the award-winning documentary National Bird, a film about whistleblowers in the US drone program w…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-16). Defying ban on 'unauthorized protests,' Algerians take to the streets in large numbers. peoplesdispatch.org The Hirak protests continued on Friday despite a recent ban on unauthorized protests. Those on the streets were met with massive police deployment and large-scale detentions…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). EU Calls For An End To Discrimination Against LGBTI Community. telesurenglish.net On the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the European Union (EU) on Sunday called on the international community to eliminate the criminalization of same-sex relationships. | RELATED: | "It is not conceivable that still 69 countries criminalize same-sex relationships and in 11 of those nations being homosexual is punishable by death. We will continue to be at the forefront in ensuring that the LGT…

_____ (2021-05-16). Help Three Native American Women Save Their Hospital. popularresistance.org When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery. But when peoples' lives are at stake, it is not hard to make a hard decision. | Initially it was the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court (OST). It was my son's idea to go to the Tribal Court because we knew what the outcome would be. The OST court would dismiss our case because the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board (GPTCHB) was under the jurisdiction of the state of South Dakota and was not a Tribal Organization. But we needed this verified by a court. We also knew…

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2021-05-17: Social Media Postees

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Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising: Tuesday, May 18
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-17
As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike! | Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call of Palestinians in Palestine and across the world for actions and mobilizations in support of the call for a general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, 18 May, and the escalation of organizing and resistance until liberation and return for Palestine.
popularresistance.org/day-of-action-in-solidarity-with-the-palestinian-uprising-tuesday-may-18/

Colonial Powers Have Long Demanded the 'Right to Self-Defense' Against the People They Have Colonized
Patrick Gathara | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
"Rather than seeking "moral clarity", the West is using moral obfuscation to justify attacks on a refugee population by a colonial power that has evicted them from their land, blockades them in what is, in essence, an open-air prison, and then claims the right to do so in peace and quiet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gazavictims.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2021/05/17/colonial-powers-have-long-demanded-right-self-defense-against-people-they-have?cd-origin=rss

ACLU Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Case Challenging Roe v. Wade
commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
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commondreams.org/newswire/2021/05/17/aclu-statement-supreme-court-decision-hear-case-challenging-roe-v-wade?cd-origin=rss

Ocasio-Cortez Leads House Dems' Demand That Biden 'End the Carceral Approach to Immigration'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
"It is time to end the carceral approach to immigration… Instead, we urge the Biden administration to pursue humane and just immigration policies that aim to end mass incarceration, criminalization, and deportation of immigrants." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12329322561.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2021/05/17/ocasio-cortez-leads-house-dems-demand-biden-end-carceral-approach-immigration?cd-origin=rss

Time and Again, Social Media Giants Get Content Moderation Wrong: Silencing Speech about Al-Aqsa Mosque is Just the Latest Example
Vera Eidelman | aclu.org | 2021-05-17
Since May 7, Al-Aqsa, one of the holiest sites for Muslims, and the neighborhood of Sheik Jarrah in Jerusalem have been the site of violent attacks against Palestinians, many of whom had come to the mosque to worship during Ramadan. During this violence, people took to Facebook and Instagram to post about what was happening to Palestinians using hashtags that referenced the mosque (#AlAqsa). But Instagram, owned by Facebook, blocked many of…
aclu.org/news/free-speech/time-and-again-social-media-giants-get-content-moderation-wrong-silencing-speech-about-al-aqsa-mosque-is-just-the-latest-example

Digital IDs Might Sound Like a Good Idea, But They Could Be a Privacy Nightmare
Jay Stanley | aclu.org | 2021-05-17
There's been a lot of discussion recently over whether to create a new system of digital vaccine "passports." But that conversation is just a small part of a much larger movement aimed at creating a digital identity system, including a push by companies, motor vehicle departments, and some state legislatures to digitize the identity card that most Americans carry: the driver's license. | At first blush, the idea of a driver's license we can keep on our phone might sound good. Digital is often toute…
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/digital-ids-might-sound-like-a-good-idea-but-they-could-be-a-privacy-nightmare

Black Lives Matter Movement
Luis Mucino | indybay.org | 2021-05-17
An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842559.php

The California Prosecutors Who Want to Keep People Out of Jail
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2021-05-17
Three Strikes policy, a coalition of recently elected district attorneys is pushing back against mass incarceration.
thenation.com/article/society/prosecutors-alliance-california/

Michigan protest demands 'Free Palestine'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-16
Grand Rapids, MI – 60 protesters gathered for a "Free Palestine, Stop U.S. Aid to Israel" protest in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 15, as the world observed Nakba Day amid continued Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. | Organized by the Grand Rapids Anti-War Committee, the protest featured speakers from Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Democratic Socialists of America, Bimose Ode, Justice for Black Lives, and local Palestinian activists. | Protesters chanted "Free, free, Palestine!" and "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!" | "Joe Biden and the American government need to stop fu…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/16/michigan-protest-demands-free-palestine

Support Jailed Whistleblower Daniel Hale
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
Hale is a veteran of the US Air Force. During his military service from 2009 to 2013, he participated in the US drone program, working with both the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. After leaving the Air Force, Hale became an outspoken opponent of the US targeted killings program, US foreign policy more generally, and a supporter of whistleblowers. He publicly spoke out at conferences, forums, and public panels. He was featured prominently in the award-winning documentary National Bird, a film about whistleblowers in the US drone program w…
popularresistance.org/support-jailed-whistleblower-daniel-hale/

As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment
James L. Gelvin | juancole.com | 2021-05-16
( The Conversation) — The images and reports coming from Israel, Jerusalem and Gaza in recent days are shocking. They are also surprising to those who thought the 2020 Abraham Accords and subsequent agreements to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan would place the conflict between Israelis and …
juancole.com/2021/05/palestinian-minority-streets.html

Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising and General Strike: Tuesday, May 18
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-05-16
As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike! Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call of Palestinians in Palestine and across the world for actions and mobilizations in support of the call for a general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, 18 May, and the escalation of organizing and resistance until liberation and return for Palestine. This call has been supported by the Palestinian prisoners' movement and popular movements, youth organizati…
samidoun.net/2021/05/day-of-action-in-solidarity-with-the-palestinian-uprising-and-general-strike-tuesday-may-18/

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842496.php

Black Lives Matter Movement
Luis Mucino | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842559.php

URGENT WEBINAR THIS WEDNESDAY 19th: Alex Saab's Lawyer: 'How the US Starves Nations'
Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
Alex Saab's lawyer, Femi Falana, has agreed to participate in a webinar about this important case related to US "sanctions". | Caracas, May 16 (OrinocoTribune.com)– Alex Saab has been illegally held by Cape Verdean authorities in prison, and most recently in a unique form of house arrest. Saab was apprehended because of his attempts to bypass illegal US and European "sanctions" against the Venezuelan people. | Saab, a special diplomatic envoy of Venezuela at the time of his irregular detention, and currently ambassador of Venezuela to the African Union, was instrumental in procuring international supplie…
orinocotribune.com/urgent-webinar-this-wednesday-19th-alex-saab-lawyer-how-the-us-starves-nations/

Defying ban on 'unauthorized protests,' Algerians take to the streets in large numbers
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-16
The Hirak protests continued on Friday despite a recent ban on unauthorized protests. Those on the streets were met with massive police deployment and large-scale detentions…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/16/defying-ban-on-unauthorized-protests-algerians-take-to-the-streets-in-large-numbers/

EU Calls For An End To Discrimination Against LGBTI Community
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
On the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the European Union (EU) on Sunday called on the international community to eliminate the criminalization of same-sex relationships. | RELATED: | Cuba's Draft Constitution Opens Path to Gay Marriage | "It is not conceivable that still 69 countries criminalize same-sex relationships and in 11 of those nations being homosexual is punishable by death. We will continue to be at the forefront in ensuring that the LGT…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-Calls-For-An-End-To-Discrimination-Against-LGBTI-Community-20210516-0004.html

Help Three Native American Women Save Their Hospital
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery. But when peoples' lives are at stake, it is not hard to make a hard decision. | Initially it was the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court (OST). It was my son's idea to go to the Tribal Court because we knew what the outcome would be. The OST court would dismiss our case because the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board (GPTCHB) was under the jurisdiction of the state of South Dakota and was not a Tribal Organization. But we needed this verified by a court. We also knew…
popularresistance.org/help-three-native-american-women-save-their-hospital/

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