Daily Archives: May 18, 2021

2021-05-18: News Headlines

Allan Fisher (2021-05-18). Tuesday 5/18: Protest US backed oppression in Palestine. indybay.org Clock tower on Water Street (near Pacific) Santa Cruz…

Allan Fisher (2021-05-18). Saturday 5/22: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Ocean and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Staff (2021-05-18). WEBINAR TOMORROW — Alex Saab's Lawyer: 'How the US Starves Venezuelans' (#SanctionsKill). orinocotribune.com (ESPAàëOL ABAJO) | 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 procuri…

Harmony Rodriguez (2021-05-18). Shackles come in many forms. workers.org The shackling of incarcerated workers and other members of our class is a heinous crime against humanity. As committed communists, we have to fight to end the conditions of their incarceration. There is another form of shackling: psychiatric shackling. It is used against the mentally ill or those suspected of . . . |

Staff (2021-05-18). Mass incarceration is an environmental justice issue, and vice versa. therealnews.com Prisoners in the United States are forced to drink contaminated water, breathe poor quality air, and live on or near land full of hazardous materials. These experts say that this must change.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-18). Foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya will face prosecution for war crimes, warns ICC. peoplesdispatch.org The ICC has reiterated calls by the United Nations last week urging Libyan armed factions and foreign fighters to free people that are being illegally detained in the country's official and unofficial detention centers…

The Associated Press (2021-05-18). Attorney: US Makes Concessions to Ease Asylum Restrictions. latinorebels.com SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has agreed to let about 250 people a day through border crossings with Mexico to seek refuge in the United States, part of negotiations to settle a lawsuit over pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a right to apply for asylum, an attorney said Monday.

Editorial Team (2021-05-18). Home Office found guilty after inflicting years of pain. challenge-magazine.org A man who came to Britain from Congo at the age of 13 in 2003 has got a rare win for immigrants in Britain. The High Court finally ruled in favour of Sam Louis' claim following a decade of false imprisonment and legal hostility. | Several years of childhood neglect whilst under the negligence of social services did little to prepare Mr Louis for the dire lack of support he'd receive in the UK. His unassisted attempts, even in his teens, to regularize his status were met with silence. When he was found guilty of a "relatively spontaneous low-level street robbery" aged 20 he had no clue how harshly the previousl…

_____ (2021-05-18). Activists Push for Charges to Be Dropped Against Demonstrators for Black Lives. popularresistance.org At a press conference last month, members of the coalition stood in front of Travis County District Court in Austin with banners highlighting her case and calling for the dropping of charges against defendants criminalized during the uprisings across the country. The coalition formally presented a petition with over 2,000 signatures demanding that Travis County District Attorney José Garza drop the charges against people who protested for Black lives in Austin last year.

Luis Mucino (2021-05-18). Black Lives Matter Movement. indybay.org An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Quanah Brightman (2021-05-18). Ban Imposter Pennie Opal Plant from the Civil Rights Movement. indybay.org We feel it Necessary to Make You and All Parties aware of a Imposter Wannabee Named Pennie Opal Plant. She is a Fraud Wannabee Indian Women who tries to Pass Herself off as a Tribal Citizen, Yet She is in fact a Imposter Guilty of Cultural Appropriation. | She is Associated with these two groups 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations…

Madison Young, Alex Sanchez, Christine Thach, (2021-05-18). Sonoma County Jail and Mental Health. indybay.org The investigative sociology report conducted by Sonoma State University's sociology students reveals the relationship between the Sonoma County Jail environment and mental health. Through conducting multiple interviews with inmates and staff the research group was able to conclude the findings stated below. The findings of this research show that inmates and staff from the Sonoma County Jail desire better services relating to mental health as well as an overall better environment.

Tom Tomorrow (2021-05-18). Cancel Culture, Case Closed. thenation.com Cancel Culture, Case Closed…

Staff (2021-05-17). North American statement for May 18 global day of action. samidoun.net We, the undersigned Palestinian-led organizations, endorse the General Strike called for by our people across all of colonized Palestine for May 18, 2021, and call on all supporters of Palestinian liberation to join the Day of Action. The Zionist settler-colonial state of Israel has launched a brutal military assault against our besieged people in the Gaza Strip and is pursuing the ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem, most notably in the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan. These instances are a continuation of over 73 years of exile, oppression, and violence enacted by the apartheid state and Israeli settler mob…

_____ (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.

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

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-05-16). WEBINAR THIS WEDNESDAY 19th — Alex Saab's Lawyer: 'How the US Starves Venezuelans' (#SanctionsKill). orinocotribune.com (ESPAàëOL ABAJO) | 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 procuri…

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 ______________________________…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-17). Israel's Crimes and the Extermination of the Palestinian People. libya360.wordpress.com Stella Calloni The brutal bombardments and the entry of Israeli troops into Gaza on May 13 coincided with the largest military maneuvers ordered by the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, aimed at taking over all of Jerusalem and the extermination of the Palestinian people, who have survived in the world's largest open-air prison, Gaza. These actions…

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,

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2021-05-18: Social Media Postees

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Attorney: US Makes Concessions to Ease Asylum Restrictions
The Associated Press | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-18
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has agreed to let about 250 people a day through border crossings with Mexico to seek refuge in the United States, part of negotiations to settle a lawsuit over pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a right to apply for asylum, an attorney said Monday.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/18/concessionseaseasylumrestrictions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=concessionseaseasylumrestrictions

Home Office found guilty after inflicting years of pain
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-18
A man who came to Britain from Congo at the age of 13 in 2003 has got a rare win for immigrants in Britain. The High Court finally ruled in favour of Sam Louis' claim following a decade of false imprisonment and legal hostility. | Several years of childhood neglect whilst under the negligence of social services did little to prepare Mr Louis for the dire lack of support he'd receive in the UK. His unassisted attempts, even in his teens, to regularize his status were met with silence. When he was found guilty of a "relatively spontaneous low-level street robbery" aged 20 he had no clue how harshly the previousl…
challenge-magazine.org/2021/05/18/home-office-found-guilty-after-inflicting-years-of-pain/

Tuesday 5/18: Protest US backed oppression in Palestine
Allan Fisher | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Clock tower on Water Street (near Pacific) Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/18/18842608.php

Saturday 5/22: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel
Allan Fisher | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Ocean and Water Street; Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/18/18842610.php

Foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya will face prosecution for war crimes, warns ICC
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-18
The ICC has reiterated calls by the United Nations last week urging Libyan armed factions and foreign fighters to free people that are being illegally detained in the country's official and unofficial detention centers…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/18/foreign-fighters-and-mercenaries-in-libya-will-face-prosecution-for-war-crimes-warns-icc/

Activists Push for Charges to Be Dropped Against Demonstrators for Black Lives
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-18
At a press conference last month, members of the coalition stood in front of Travis County District Court in Austin with banners highlighting her case and calling for the dropping of charges against defendants criminalized during the uprisings across the country. The coalition formally presented a petition with over 2,000 signatures demanding that Travis County District Attorney José Garza drop the charges against people who protested for Black lives in Austin last year.
popularresistance.org/activists-push-for-charges-to-be-dropped-against-demonstrators-for-black-lives/

Black Lives Matter Movement
Luis Mucino | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842559.php

Ban Imposter Pennie Opal Plant from the Civil Rights Movement
Quanah Brightman | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
We feel it Necessary to Make You and All Parties aware of a Imposter Wannabee Named Pennie Opal Plant. She is a Fraud Wannabee Indian Women who tries to Pass Herself off as a Tribal Citizen, Yet She is in fact a Imposter Guilty of Cultural Appropriation. | She is Associated with these two groups 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842589.php

WEBINAR TOMORROW — Alex Saab's Lawyer: 'How the US Starves Venezuelans' (#SanctionsKill)
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
(ESPAàëOL ABAJO) | 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 procuri…
orinocotribune.com/webinar-tomorrow-alex-saabs-lawyer-how-the-us-starves-venezuelans-sanctionskill/

Shackles come in many forms
Harmony Rodriguez | workers.org | 2021-05-18
The shackling of incarcerated workers and other members of our class is a heinous crime against humanity. As committed communists, we have to fight to end the conditions of their incarceration. There is another form of shackling: psychiatric shackling. It is used against the mentally ill or those suspected of . . . | Continue reading Shackles come in many forms at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56489/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shackles-come-in-many-forms

Mass incarceration is an environmental justice issue, and vice versa
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-05-18
Prisoners in the United States are forced to drink contaminated water, breathe poor quality air, and live on or near land full of hazardous materials. These experts say that this must change.
therealnews.com/mass-incarceration-is-an-environmental-justice-issue-and-vice-versa

Sonoma County Jail and Mental Health
Madison Young, Alex Sanchez, Christine Thach, | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
The investigative sociology report conducted by Sonoma State University's sociology students reveals the relationship between the Sonoma County Jail environment and mental health. Through conducting multiple interviews with inmates and staff the research group was able to conclude the findings stated below. The findings of this research show that inmates and staff from the Sonoma County Jail desire better services relating to mental health as well as an overall better environment.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/18/18842613.php

Cancel Culture, Case Closed
Tom Tomorrow | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Cancel Culture, Case Closed…
thenation.com/article/politics/voter-suppression-georgia-texas/

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

North American statement for May 18 global day of action
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-05-17
We, the undersigned Palestinian-led organizations, endorse the General Strike called for by our people across all of colonized Palestine for May 18, 2021, and call on all supporters of Palestinian liberation to join the Day of Action. The Zionist settler-colonial state of Israel has launched a brutal military assault against our besieged people in the Gaza Strip and is pursuing the ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem, most notably in the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan. These instances are a continuation of over 73 years of exile, oppression, and violence enacted by the apartheid state and Israeli settler mob…
samidoun.net/2021/05/north-american-statement-for-may-18-global-day-of-action/

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/

Israel's Crimes and the Extermination of the Palestinian People
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-17
Stella Calloni The brutal bombardments and the entry of Israeli troops into Gaza on May 13 coincided with the largest military maneuvers ordered by the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, aimed at taking over all of Jerusalem and the extermination of the Palestinian people, who have survived in the world's largest open-air prison, Gaza. These actions… Read…
libya360.wordpress.com/2021/05/17/israels-crimes-and-the-extermination-of-the-palestinian-people/

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

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/

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