Daily Archives: May 25, 2021

2021-05-25: News Headlines

Joris Leverink (2021-05-25). Becoming Black: a conversation with Olúfémi Táíwà≤ and Achille Mbembe. roarmag.org Protester facing police at a Black Lives Matter protest in London, UK — June 6, 2020. Photo: Viktor Kadiri / Shutterstock.com | The Movement for Black Lives not only exposed the brutality of US policing, it has stimulated conversations on systemic racism and coercive state power everywhere. For the tenth edition of its flagship Achille Mbembe is a groundbreaking philosopher, whose many books since the mid 1980s…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-25). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 25, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 24, clashes between the government forces and Taliban continued in the Imam Saheb area | On May 24, clashes between the government forces and Taliban continued in the Pole Khomri area | On May 25, six people, including three civilians and three army soldiers were wounded in two back-to-back explosions in Qarabagh district | On May 24, Afghan forces freed 41 people, including 19 security force members from a Taliban prison in the Marwa village of Pashtun Zargh…

Ralph Nader (2021-05-25). Biden: End Your Co-Belligerent Backing of Israeli War Crimes. counterpunch.org As Senator, Vice President, and now President, your self-promoted/displayed empathy has a problem. You can't seem to connect the Israeli military powerhouse's occupation to the oppression and destruction of innocent Palestinian civilians, illegal seizure of Palestinian land/water, and daily violations of U.S. and international law. Israel's military is deliberately bombing these families, the offices of

The Conversation (2021-05-25). Suit seeks to limit anti-Muslim speech on Facebook but roots of Islamophobia run far deeper. juancole.com By Caleb Elfenbein | — A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its top executives in federal court over the company's failure to crack down on hate speech against Muslims. Muslim Advocates, a Washington, D.C.-based organization focused on discrimination against American Muslims, alleges in the suit that Facebook has violated a series of local …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-25). Military Coup In Mali, Nine Months After The Last One. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 24th, Mali's military detained the President and Prime Minister of the interim government, according to the United Nations and the African Union. The coup d'état took place place nine months after a military coup overthrew its previous leader. | The detention of President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane came hours after a government reshuffle left out two soldiers who led the coup in August last year and raised fears of a second military takeover. | In a joint statement, the U…

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-05-25). Drivers Beware: The Deadly Perils of Blank Check Traffic Stops. dissidentvoice.org The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled. — Herman Schwartz, The Nation. …

Editor2 (2021-05-25). Cuban President Visits Community Project Against Racial Discrimination in Havana. orinocotribune.com The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, this Thursday visited the headquarters of a community project against racial discrimination—the Afro-descendant Neighborhood Network—in Havana, in the municipality of La Lisa. | The official Twitter account of the presidency commented on the meeting, where Maritza López, general coordinator of the initiative, received the Cuban president and provided an explanation of the principles and projections of this community initiative. | Photo: Twitter of the Cuban Presidency. | Created nine years ago, this project against racism also maintains relationships with simi…

NAACP Santa Cruz (2021-05-25). Tuesday 5/25: George Floyd Commemoration. indybay.org 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz…

Oliver Broudy (2021-05-24). Now Comes the Reckoning: Black Lives Matter Hits the Labor Movement. commondreams.org "The time for playing nice with corporate interests may be coming to an end." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/getty-nursing-home-2_0.jpg

Jennifer Chudy (2021-05-24). Support for Black Lives Matter Surged Last Year. Did It Last? zcomm.org Did George Floyd's death catalyze support for Black Lives Matter? If so, for how long and for whom?>

Staff (2021-05-24). George Floyd Week of Action Marks Anniversary of His Murder as Police Reform Bill Stalls in Congress. democracynow.org As the world marks the anniversary of George Floyd's murder, attorney Lee Merritt says there is still a long way to go in reforming "the deadliest police culture in the modern world." Merritt, who has represented the Floyd family and other victims of police brutality, says Republicans and Democrats should come together to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Floyd's death in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, set off a nationwide uprising and global movement calling for an end to racism and for the defense of Black lives.

Staff (2021-05-24). "Brutal & Gratuitous": Family of Ronald Greene Demands Justice After Video Shows Deadly Traffic Stop. democracynow.org New bodycam footage is raising more questions about the deadly arrest of a Black man, Ronald Greene, in Louisiana during a 2019 traffic stop in the city of Monroe. Family members said police originally told them Greene died in a car accident, but the Associated Press obtained video of Louisiana state troopers electrocuting, beating and dragging Greene. Greene's family has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit, and Greene's death is also being federally investigated. Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney representing the family of Ronald Greene, says the family had to fight for a year and a half before being allow…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-24). Coronavirus Travels and Cruising with Viking. counterpunch.org It starts off as an exercise of anticipation. First comes the softening drinks and teasing morsels which find their mark. The audience at this promotions gig is well heeled, of an age where they have money to burn, but nowhere to burn it. They have not travelled on a luxurious prison of bliss for eighteen

Paige Fernandez (2021-05-24). Brooklyn Center Provides a Model for Reexamining Public Safety. aclu.org Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Hesiler should still be alive today. | Instead, both of their lives were cut short by Brooklyn Center Police. Daunte Wright was killed at just 20 years old after being pulled over due to expired registration. Wright's killing joins a long list of Black people whose lives were taken at the hands of law enforcement due to the unnecessary criminalization of minor, petty offenses that are the largest cause of police killings. Eric Garner was killed by an NYPD officer for selling loose cigarettes without a tax stamp, Rekia Boyd and her friends for making noise in a park, and Walter Sco…

Paige Fernandez (2021-05-24). Brooklyn Center Provides a Model for Re-Examining Public Safety. aclu.org Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Hesiler should still be alive today. | Instead, both of their lives were cut short by Brooklyn Center Police. Daunte Wright was killed at just 20 years old after being pulled over due to expired registration. Wright's killing joins a long list of Black people whose lives were taken at the hands of law enforcement due to the unnecessary criminalization of minor, petty offenses that are the largest cause of police killings. Eric Garner was killed by an NYPD officer for selling loose cigarettes without a tax stamp, Rekia Boyd and her friends for making noise in a park, and Walter Sco…

Hugo Murphy (2021-05-24). The Weekly Round-up: Criminal justice scandals and 'prison-like' hotels for victims of modern slavery. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: Failures of the criminal justice system were once again under the spotlight this week. On Wednesday, business minister Paul Scully announced a statutory inquiry into the sub-postmaster scandal, following widespread outrage at one of the greatest miscarriages of justice un UK legal history. After the Court of Appeal quashed the convictions of 39 former …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-24). In Al-Aqsa, Sheikh Jarrah and Rest of Palestine, Israeli Oppression Continues. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Jewish settlers invade the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday. Photo: Palestine Chronicle While the ceasefire has ended the bombing in Gaza, violence against Palestinians continues across the occupied territories. The Al-Aqsa compound was invaded on Friday and Sunday and Palestinian organizations have warned of mass arrests by Israel Days after a ceasefire was…

Akash Mehta (2021-05-24). How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons. thenation.com How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons…

Akash Mehta (2021-05-24). Criminal Negligence: How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons. thenation.com Criminal Negligence: How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons…

Fight Back (2021-05-24). Long live the George Floyd Rebellion! fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The murder of George Floyd and the massive rebellion and protest that followed are the most remembered images of 2020. Unfortunately, images of Black people being lynched and murdered by white people in and out of uniform have been the most haunting images of American history. But the images of rebellion in 2020, of millions of people throughout the USA and the world rising up against racist police repression – and the system of oppression that police tyranny serves and protects – have inspired new hope and courage in the struggle for Black liberation. | The George Floyd and Breonna Taylor rebellion…

Heather L. Weaver (2021-05-24). An Arizona Prison Forcibly Shaved a Sikh Man's Beard. This is a Violation of Religious Freedom. aclu.org Until last year, Surjit Singh's beard had never been trimmed or cut. A devout Sikh, Mr. Singh believes that hair is a divine gift and removing it from the body dishonors God. But in a shocking incident last August, correctional officers processing Mr. Singh's intake at an Arizona prison restrained him and shaved off his beard entirely despite his protests that it would violate his deeply held religious beliefs and despite the fact that federal law protects incarcerated individuals' ability to exercise their faith. Today, along with the ACLU of Arizona, the Sikh Coalition, and the law firm WilmerHale, we filed…

Heather L. Weaver (2021-05-24). An Arizona Prison Forcibly Shaved a Sikh Man's Religiously Mandated Beard. This is a Violation of Religious Freedom. aclu.org Until last year, Surjit Singh's beard had never been trimmed or cut. A devout Sikh, Mr. Singh believes that hair is a divine gift and removing it from the body dishonors God. But in a shocking incident last August, correctional officers processing Mr. Singh's intake at an Arizona prison restrained him and shaved off his beard entirely despite his protests that it would violate his deeply held religious beliefs and despite the fact that federal law protects incarcerated individuals' ability to exercise their faith. Today, along with the ACLU of Arizona, the Sikh Coalition, and the law firm WilmerHale, we filed…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-24). Morrison hardens law against asylum seekers. greenleft.org.au Paul Gregoire looks at new changes to the Migration Act, which allow the federal government to lock people in immigration detention indefinitely.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-24). Denmark: Do not copy Australia's draconian detention laws. greenleft.org.au Refugee rights activists protested at the Danish Consulate against that government's plans to detain asylum seekers and process them in Rwanda. Stephen Langford reports.

Andrew Emett (2021-05-24). Former police officer sentenced to prison for use of excessive force. nationofchange.org "When an officer betrays that oath and violates a person's civil rights, that officer must be held accountable. Our community, and our profession, deserve no less."

El Faro English (2021-05-24). Political Arrests in Nicaragua and Guatemala. latinorebels.com "Throw them in jail, take their cell phones!" yelled Nicaraguan riot police in a Managua office building complex last Thursday morning as they chased down reporters from international and local outlets.

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2021-05-25: Social Media Postees

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Becoming Black: a conversation with Olúfémi Táíwà≤ and Achille Mbembe
Joris Leverink | roarmag.org | 2021-05-25
Protester facing police at a Black Lives Matter protest in London, UK — June 6, 2020. Photo: Viktor Kadiri / Shutterstock.com | The Movement for Black Lives not only exposed the brutality of US policing, it has stimulated conversations on systemic racism and coercive state power everywhere. For the tenth edition of its flagship State of Power report, the Transnational Institute has brought together two brilliant thinkers on racial capitalism today. | Achille Mbembe is a groundbreaking philosopher, whose many books since the mid 1980s…
roarmag.org/essays/becoming-black-a-conversation-with-olufemi-taiwo-and-achille-mbembe/

Biden: End Your Co-Belligerent Backing of Israeli War Crimes
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-25
As Senator, Vice President, and now President, your self-promoted/displayed empathy has a problem. You can't seem to connect the Israeli military powerhouse's occupation to the oppression and destruction of innocent Palestinian civilians, illegal seizure of Palestinian land/water, and daily violations of U.S. and international law. Israel's military is deliberately bombing these families, the offices of…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/25/biden-end-your-co-belligerent-backing-of-israeli-war-crimes/

Biden: End Your Co-Belligerent Backing of Israeli War Crimes
Ralph Nader | zcomm.org | 2021-05-25
You can't seem to connect the Israeli military powerhouse's occupation to the oppression and destruction of innocent Palestinian civilians…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/biden-end-your-co-belligerent-backing-of-israeli-war-crimes/

Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 25, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-25
Click to see full-size image | On May 24, clashes between the government forces and Taliban continued in the Imam Saheb area | On May 24, clashes between the government forces and Taliban continued in the Pole Khomri area | On May 25, six people, including three civilians and three army soldiers were wounded in two back-to-back explosions in Qarabagh district | On May 24, Afghan forces freed 41 people, including 19 security force members from a Taliban prison in the Marwa village of Pashtun Zargh…
southfront.org/military-situation-in-afghanistan-on-may-25-2021-map-update/

Suit seeks to limit anti-Muslim speech on Facebook but roots of Islamophobia run far deeper
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-05-25
By Caleb Elfenbein | — A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its top executives in federal court over the company's failure to crack down on hate speech against Muslims. Muslim Advocates, a Washington, D.C.-based organization focused on discrimination against American Muslims, alleges in the suit that Facebook has violated a series of local …
juancole.com/2021/05/speech-facebook-islamophobia.html

Military Coup In Mali, Nine Months After The Last One
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-25
Click to see full-size image | On May 24th, Mali's military detained the President and Prime Minister of the interim government, according to the United Nations and the African Union. The coup d'état took place place nine months after a military coup overthrew its previous leader. | The detention of President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane came hours after a government reshuffle left out two soldiers who led the coup in August last year and raised fears of a second military takeover. | In a joint statement, the U…
southfront.org/military-coup-in-mali-nine-months-after-the-last-one/

Cuban President Visits Community Project Against Racial Discrimination in Havana
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-25
The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, this Thursday visited the headquarters of a community project against racial discrimination–the Afro-descendant Neighborhood Network–in Havana, in the municipality of La Lisa. | The official Twitter account of the presidency commented on the meeting, where Maritza López, general coordinator of the initiative, received the Cuban president and provided an explanation of the principles and projections of this community initiative. | Photo: Twitter of the Cuban Presidency. | Created nine years ago, this project against racism also maintains relationships with simi…
orinocotribune.com/cuban-president-visits-community-project-against-racial-discrimination-in-havana/

Drivers Beware: The Deadly Perils of Blank Check Traffic Stops
John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-25
The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled. — Herman Schwartz, The Nation. …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/drivers-beware-the-deadly-perils-of-blank-check-traffic-stops/

Tuesday 5/25: George Floyd Commemoration
NAACP Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2021-05-25
701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/22/18842686.php

Now Comes the Reckoning: Black Lives Matter Hits the Labor Movement
Oliver Broudy | commondreams.org | 2021-05-24
"The time for playing nice with corporate interests may be coming to an end." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/getty-nursing-home-2_0.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2021/05/24/now-comes-reckoning-black-lives-matter-hits-labor-movement?cd-origin=rss

George Floyd Week of Action Marks Anniversary of His Murder as Police Reform Bill Stalls in Congress
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-24
As the world marks the anniversary of George Floyd's murder, attorney Lee Merritt says there is still a long way to go in reforming "the deadliest police culture in the modern world." Merritt, who has represented the Floyd family and other victims of police brutality, says Republicans and Democrats should come together to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Floyd's death in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, set off a nationwide uprising and global movement calling for an end to racism and for the defense of Black lives.
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/24/george_floyd_murder_anniversary_lee_merritt

Support for Black Lives Matter Surged Last Year. Did It Last?
Jennifer Chudy | zcomm.org | 2021-05-24
Did George Floyd's death catalyze support for Black Lives Matter? If so, for how long and for whom?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/support-for-black-lives-matter-surged-last-year-did-it-last/

In Al-Aqsa, Sheikh Jarrah and Rest of Palestine, Israeli Oppression Continues
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-24
Peoples Dispatch Jewish settlers invade the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday. Photo: Palestine Chronicle While the ceasefire has ended the bombing in Gaza, violence against Palestinians continues across the occupied territories. The Al-Aqsa compound was invaded on Friday and Sunday and Palestinian organizations have warned of mass arrests by Israel Days after a ceasefire was… Read…
libya360.wordpress.com/2021/05/24/in-al-aqsa-sheikh-jarrah-and-rest-of-palestine-israeli-oppression-continues/

In Al-Aqsa, Sheikh Jarrah and rest of Palestine, Israeli oppression continues
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-24
While the ceasefire has ended the bombing in Gaza, violence against Palestinians continues across the occupied territories. The Al-Aqsa compound was invaded on Friday and Sunday and Palestinian organizations have warned of mass arrests by Israel…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/24/in-al-aqsa-sheikh-jarrah-and-rest-of-palestine-israeli-oppression-continues/

Coronavirus Travels and Cruising with Viking
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-24
It starts off as an exercise of anticipation. First comes the softening drinks and teasing morsels which find their mark. The audience at this promotions gig is well heeled, of an age where they have money to burn, but nowhere to burn it. They have not travelled on a luxurious prison of bliss for eighteen…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/24/coronavirus-travels-and-cruising-with-viking/

Criminal Negligence: How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons
Akash Mehta | thenation.com | 2021-05-24
Criminal Negligence: How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons…
thenation.com/article/society/covid-prison-new-york/

How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons
Akash Mehta | thenation.com | 2021-05-24
How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons…
thenation.com/article/society/covid-prison-new-york/

"Brutal & Gratuitous": Family of Ronald Greene Demands Justice After Video Shows Deadly Traffic Stop
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-24
New bodycam footage is raising more questions about the deadly arrest of a Black man, Ronald Greene, in Louisiana during a 2019 traffic stop in the city of Monroe. Family members said police originally told them Greene died in a car accident, but the Associated Press obtained video of Louisiana state troopers electrocuting, beating and dragging Greene. Greene's family has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit, and Greene's death is also being federally investigated. Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney representing the family of Ronald Greene, says the family had to fight for a year and a half before being allow…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/24/ronald_greene_louisiana_police_arrest_death

Long live the George Floyd Rebellion!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-24
Chicago, IL – The murder of George Floyd and the massive rebellion and protest that followed are the most remembered images of 2020. Unfortunately, images of Black people being lynched and murdered by white people in and out of uniform have been the most haunting images of American history. But the images of rebellion in 2020, of millions of people throughout the USA and the world rising up against racist police repression – and the system of oppression that police tyranny serves and protects – have inspired new hope and courage in the struggle for Black liberation. | The George Floyd and Breonna Taylor rebellion…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/24/long-live-george-floyd-rebellion

An Arizona Prison Forcibly Shaved a Sikh Man's Religiously Mandated Beard. This is a Violation of Religious Freedom
Heather L. Weaver | aclu.org | 2021-05-24
Until last year, Surjit Singh's beard had never been trimmed or cut. A devout Sikh, Mr. Singh believes that hair is a divine gift and removing it from the body dishonors God. But in a shocking incident last August, correctional officers processing Mr. Singh's intake at an Arizona prison restrained him and shaved off his beard entirely despite his protests that it would violate his deeply held religious beliefs and despite the fact that federal law protects incarcerated individuals' ability to exercise their faith. Today, along with the ACLU of Arizona, the Sikh Coalition, and the law firm WilmerHale, we filed…
aclu.org/news/religious-liberty/an-arizona-prison-forcibly-shaved-a-sikh-mans-religiously-mandated-beard-this-is-a-violation-of-religious-freedom

Brooklyn Center Provides a Model for Re-Examining Public Safety
Paige Fernandez | aclu.org | 2021-05-24
Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Hesiler should still be alive today. | Instead, both of their lives were cut short by Brooklyn Center Police. Daunte Wright was killed at just 20 years old after being pulled over due to expired registration. Wright's killing joins a long list of Black people whose lives were taken at the hands of law enforcement due to the unnecessary criminalization of minor, petty offenses that are the largest cause of police killings. Eric Garner was killed by an NYPD officer for selling loose cigarettes without a tax stamp, Rekia Boyd and her friends for making noise in a park, and Walter Sco…
aclu.org/news/criminal-law-reform/brooklyn-center-provides-a-model-for-re-examining-public-safety

An Arizona Prison Forcibly Shaved a Sikh Man's Beard. This is a Violation of Religious Freedom
Heather L. Weaver | aclu.org | 2021-05-24
Until last year, Surjit Singh's beard had never been trimmed or cut. A devout Sikh, Mr. Singh believes that hair is a divine gift and removing it from the body dishonors God. But in a shocking incident last August, correctional officers processing Mr. Singh's intake at an Arizona prison restrained him and shaved off his beard entirely despite his protests that it would violate his deeply held religious beliefs and despite the fact that federal law protects incarcerated individuals' ability to exercise their faith. Today, along with the ACLU of Arizona, the Sikh Coalition, and the law firm WilmerHale, we filed…
aclu.org/news/religious-liberty/an-arizona-prison-forcibly-shaved-a-sikh-mans-religiously-mandated-beard-this-is-a-violation-of-religious-freedom

Brooklyn Center Provides a Model for Reexamining Public Safety
Paige Fernandez | aclu.org | 2021-05-24
Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Hesiler should still be alive today. | Instead, both of their lives were cut short by Brooklyn Center Police. Daunte Wright was killed at just 20 years old after being pulled over due to expired registration. Wright's killing joins a long list of Black people whose lives were taken at the hands of law enforcement due to the unnecessary criminalization of minor, petty offenses that are the largest cause of police killings. Eric Garner was killed by an NYPD officer for selling loose cigarettes without a tax stamp, Rekia Boyd and her friends for making noise in a park, and Walter Sco…
aclu.org/news/criminal-law-reform/brooklyn-center-provides-a-model-for-re-examining-public-safety

The Weekly Round-up: Criminal justice scandals and 'prison-like' hotels for victims of modern slavery
Hugo Murphy | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-05-24
In the news: Failures of the criminal justice system were once again under the spotlight this week. On Wednesday, business minister Paul Scully announced a statutory inquiry into the sub-postmaster scandal, following widespread outrage at one of the greatest miscarriages of justice un UK legal history. After the Court of Appeal quashed the convictions of 39 former …
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/05/24/the-weekly-round-up-criminal-justice-scandals-and-prison-like-hotels-for-victims-of-modern-slavery/

Morrison hardens law against asylum seekers
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-24
Paul Gregoire looks at new changes to the Migration Act, which allow the federal government to lock people in immigration detention indefinitely.
greenleft.org.au/content/morrison-hardens-law-against-asylum-seekers

Denmark: Do not copy Australia's draconian detention laws
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-24
Refugee rights activists protested at the Danish Consulate against that government's plans to detain asylum seekers and process them in Rwanda. Stephen Langford reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/denmark-do-not-copy-australias-draconian-detention-laws

Tuesday 5/25: George Floyd Commemoration
NAACP Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2021-05-24
701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/22/18842686.php

Political Arrests in Nicaragua and Guatemala
El Faro English | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-24
"Throw them in jail, take their cell phones!" yelled Nicaraguan riot police in a Managua office building complex last Thursday morning as they chased down reporters from international and local outlets.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/24/politicalarrestsnicaraguaguatemala/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=politicalarrestsnicaraguaguatemala

Former police officer sentenced to prison for use of excessive force
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-05-24
"When an officer betrays that oath and violates a person's civil rights, that officer must be held accountable. Our community, and our profession, deserve no less."
nationofchange.org/2021/05/24/former-police-officer-sentenced-to-prison-for-use-of-excessive-force/

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