Daily Archives: May 19, 2021

2021-05-19: News Headlines

Allan Fisher (2021-05-19). Saturday 5/22: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Ocean and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Allan Fisher (2021-05-19). Tuesday 5/18: Protest US backed oppression in Palestine. indybay.org Clock tower on Water Street (near Pacific) Santa Cruz…

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-19). Israel kills boy featured in film about imprisoned kids. electronicintifada.net As Israel bombs Gaza, it is escalating its violence in the West Bank.

WSWS (2021-05-19). German protests against Gaza bombing and the bogus accusation of "Anti-Semitism" wsws.org An anti-Semite is not someone protesting against the crimes of the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, who has struck an alliance with extreme right-wing parties, has one foot in jail and can only stay in power through endless provocations. An anti-Semite is someone who equates "the Jews" with the policies of the Israeli government.

Kade Crockford (2021-05-19). When We Fight, We Win: Victories in the Fight Against Face Surveillance Keep Piling Up. aclu.org After years of advocacy, grassroots organizing, and on the cusp of the one-year anniversary of when hundreds of thousands of people joined in solidarity with Black organizers by marching to support Black lives and to divest from racist policing, we've reached a major milestone: Amazon has announced it will stop selling face recognition technology to police — indefinitely. | Amazon had previously announced a one-year moratorium on sales to police that was set to expire on June 10. The initial moratorium was issued weeks into renewed nationwide protests following the police murder of George Floyd in Minnea…

Staff (2021-05-19). "Show People the Video": DA Finds Andrew Brown's Death "Justified" But Won't Release All Footage. democracynow.org In North Carolina, the Pasquotank County District Attorney's Office has found the April 21 police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., a 42-year-old Black father, in Elizabeth City was justified. Meanwhile, Andrew Brown Jr.'s family and their attorneys have said body-camera and dashcam videos of his killing show it was an "execution" and that he was not a threat. Andrew Brown Jr.'s family has requested the full release of the body-camera video, and the FBI is conducting a federal civil rights investigation into the killing. "We are disappointed, but we are not surprised," Bakari Sellers, one of the attorneys representin…

Staff (2021-05-19). DA Finds Andrew Brown's Death "Justified" But Won't Release All Footage. truthout.org In North Carolina, the Pasquotank County District Attorney's Office has found the April 21 police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., a 42-year-old Black father, in Elizabeth City was justified. Meanwhile, Andrew Brown Jr.'s family and their attorneys have said body-camera and dashcam videos of his killing show it was an "execution" and that he was not a threat. Andrew Brown Jr.'s family has requested the full release of the body-camera video, and the FBI is conducting a federal civil rights investigation into…

Quanah Brightman (2021-05-19). 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, (2021-05-19). 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.

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-05-19). We're Suing Google. Here's Why. thenation.com We're Suing Google. Here's Why.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-19). Filipino social movements demand protection for human rights lawyers and their clients. peoplesdispatch.org A week after authorities named peace activists and political prisoners as "terrorists," raising alarm over continued crackdown, rights groups have called for court intervention to protect human rights lawyers…

_____ (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.

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…

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…

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

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2021-05-19: Social Media Postees

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Tuesday 5/18: Protest US backed oppression in Palestine
Allan Fisher | indybay.org | 2021-05-19
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 | 2021-05-19
Ocean and Water Street; Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/18/18842610.php

Israel kills boy featured in film about imprisoned kids
Ali Abunimah | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-19
As Israel bombs Gaza, it is escalating its violence in the West Bank.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-kills-boy-featured-film-about-imprisoned-kids

German protests against Gaza bombing and the bogus accusation of "Anti-Semitism"
wsws.org | 2021-05-19
An anti-Semite is not someone protesting against the crimes of the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, who has struck an alliance with extreme right-wing parties, has one foot in jail and can only stay in power through endless provocations. An anti-Semite is someone who equates "the Jews" with the policies of the Israeli government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/19/semi-m19.html

When We Fight, We Win: Victories in the Fight Against Face Surveillance Keep Piling Up
Kade Crockford | aclu.org | 2021-05-19
After years of advocacy, grassroots organizing, and on the cusp of the one-year anniversary of when hundreds of thousands of people joined in solidarity with Black organizers by marching to support Black lives and to divest from racist policing, we've reached a major milestone: Amazon has announced it will stop selling face recognition technology to police — indefinitely. | Amazon had previously announced a one-year moratorium on sales to police that was set to expire on June 10. The initial moratorium was issued weeks into renewed nationwide protests following the police murder of George Floyd in Minnea…
aclu.org/news/criminal-law-reform/when-we-fight-we-win-victories-in-the-fight-against-face-surveillance-keep-piling-up

"Show People the Video": DA Finds Andrew Brown's Death "Justified" But Won't Release All Footage
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-19
In North Carolina, the Pasquotank County District Attorney's Office has found the April 21 police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., a 42-year-old Black father, in Elizabeth City was justified. Meanwhile, Andrew Brown Jr.'s family and their attorneys have said body-camera and dashcam videos of his killing show it was an "execution" and that he was not a threat. Andrew Brown Jr.'s family has requested the full release of the body-camera video, and the FBI is conducting a federal civil rights investigation into the killing. "We are disappointed, but we are not surprised," Bakari Sellers, one of the attorneys representin…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/19/andrew_brown_jr_police_killing

DA Finds Andrew Brown's Death "Justified" But Won't Release All Footage
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-19
In North Carolina, the Pasquotank County District Attorney's Office has found the April 21 police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., a 42-year-old Black father, in Elizabeth City was justified. Meanwhile, Andrew Brown Jr.'s family and their attorneys have said body-camera and dashcam videos of his killing show it was an "execution" and that he was not a threat. Andrew Brown Jr.'s family has requested the full release of the body-camera video, and the FBI is conducting a federal civil rights investigation into…
truthout.org/video/da-finds-andrew-browns-death-justified-but-wont-release-all-footage/

Ban Imposter Pennie Opal Plant from the Civil Rights Movement
Quanah Brightman | indybay.org | 2021-05-19
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

Sonoma County Jail and Mental Health
Madison Young, Alex Sanchez, Christine Thach, | indybay.org | 2021-05-19
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

We're Suing Google. Here's Why
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2021-05-19
We're Suing Google. Here's Why.
thenation.com/article/society/google-lawsuit-monopoly-antitrust/

Filipino social movements demand protection for human rights lawyers and their clients
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-19
A week after authorities named peace activists and political prisoners as "terrorists," raising alarm over continued crackdown, rights groups have called for court intervention to protect human rights lawyers…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/19/filipino-social-movements-demand-protection-for-human-rights-lawyers-and-their-clients/

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/

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/

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/

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

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

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