Daily Archives: May 27, 2021

2021-05-27: News Headlines

Benay Blend (2021-05-27). On the Ethics of Non-Palestinians Promoting Nonviolence. orinocotribune.com By Benay Blend — May 24, 2021 | In "The Violence Debate: Teaching the Oppressed how to Fight Oppression" (2010), Ramzy Baroud "Whether in subtle or overt ways," Baroud

WillOfMany (2021-05-27). BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe. indybay.org The world changed not only because of COVID-19 pandemic beyond 2020. Political and economic crisis has led to growing of various protest movements. The widest and most active emerged in the USA. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained the largest extent. It demands from the American government not even reforms but revolutionary changes in the national social political course concerning people of color.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-27). Azerbaijan Takes 6 Armenian Servicemen Prisoner In Nagorno-Karabakh. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 27th, 6 Armenian soldiers were arrested and taken prisoner by Azerbaijani troops in Nagorno-Karabakh's Kalbajar province. | Both sides blame the other for the situation. Armenia claimed that Azerbaijan encroached on its territory, and it has been doing so since May 12th. The Armenian soldiers were conducting repair work on a base in a border region, and the Azerbaijani troops surrounded them and took them captive."The Azerbaijani troops, who have infiltrated into Arme…

Betsey Piette (2021-05-27). Black Lives Matter movement sparks electoral defeat for FOP. workers.org Protesters call on Krasner to "Free Mumia" in Philadelphia, March 12. Philadelphia For decades, the endorsement of the powerful Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police was sought by almost every candidate running for office in the city and throughout Pennsylvania. Through the power of its purse strings, the FOP has been . . . |

Norman Solomon (2021-05-27). Biden's Eloquence About George Floyd Is Likely to Soon Ring Hollow. indybay.org Black Lives Matter can't just be a slogan…

Editor2 (2021-05-27). AU Day Celebration: Venezuelan Diplomat Calls on African Leaders to Resist Oppression. orinocotribune.com Today May 25, 2021 is being celebrated across the continent as Africa Day in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. | As part of the celebration, many statements have been made to celebrate the continent and also tackle various issues happening within the continent. | Venezuela's Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Alex Saab in a statement on the occasion of the celebration said it is a day of liberation from foreign control and oppression and is worth celebrating. | Citing himself as someone who has suffered injustice over his detention a…

Steve Early (2021-05-26). Fifty Years Later: The Forgotten Story of Dissenting POWs. counterpunch.org In the Middle Eastern wars that the US has been waging for the past 30 years, few soldiers or pilots have become prisoners of war. The best known is Bowe Bergdahl, a 23-year old Army private who was captured by the Taliban in 2009 and held until a prisoner exchange arranged five years later by

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-05-26). Victory in closure of Georgia detention center. workers.org Atlanta On May 20, Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas released a statement that Georgia immigrant rights advocates, current and former immigrant detainees were overjoyed to hear — the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga., would close "as soon as possible." Dawn Wooten, left, at a news conference in . . . |

Malik Miah (2021-05-26). United States: Movement for Palestine grows. greenleft.org.au Palestinian Americans' support for the resistance to Israeli occupation is growing, as support from other groups such as the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has inspired them to stand up. | Many Jews have joined protests, including supporters of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). The JVP supports full equality for Palestinians and Jewish Israelis, and is the only major Jewish group to support the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS). | Voices from marchers: | Marches and rallies in solidarity with the Palestinians have taken place across the country. Many marked the 73rd…

Media Lens (2021-05-26). "The Savage Punishment Of Gaza": Israel's Latest Assault On Palestine's Open Prison. dissidentvoice.org Recent media coverage of Israel and Palestine, not least by BBC News, has been full of the usual deceptive propaganda tropes: Israel is 'responding' or 'reacting' to Palestinian 'provocation' and 'escalation'; Palestinian rockets 'killed' Israelis, but Palestinians 'have died' from unnamed causes; Israel has 'armed forces' and 'security forces', but Hamas has 'militants'. And, as …

Staff (2021-05-26). Headlines for May 26, 2021. democracynow.org George Floyd's Family Calls for Passage of Policing Act as Nation Marks One Year Since His Killing, Blinken Says U.S. Will Reopen Jerusalem Consulate, Pledges Aid for Gaza as U.S. OKs New Arms Sales to Israel, Israel Arrests Hundreds of Palestinians; UNRWA Head Apologizes for Remarks on Israeli Assault, U.S. Joins Calls to Further Probe Origins of COVID-19, 50% of U.S. Adults Fully Vaccinated; Moderna's Vaccine Is 100% Effective in 12- to 17-Year-Olds, Kristen Clarke Sworn In as First Black Woman to Lead the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, Iraqi Security Forces Kill Protester at Rally Demanding Accountability for Mu…

Staff (2021-05-26). "America on Fire": Historian Elizabeth Hinton on George Floyd, Policing & Black Rebellion. democracynow.org Protests and vigils were held across the U.S. to mark one year since the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd's death sparked a national uprising and global movement against systemic racism and police brutality. Elizabeth Hinton, an associate professor of history and African American studies at Yale University and a professor of law at Yale Law School, connects the Black Lives Matter protests to a long history of Black rebellion against police violence in her new book "America on Fire" and notes that the U.S. has had previous opportunities to address systemic racism and state violence, but change r…

Staff (2021-05-26). Marcus Smith "Died Like an Animal" When Cops Hogtied Him. Police Have Known for Decades It Can Kill. democracynow.org Despite decades of warnings against the practice, police departments across the country continue to hogtie people during arrests, sometimes with fatal results. On September 8, 2018, Marcus Smith, a 38-year-old homeless Black man in Greensboro, North Carolina, was facing a mental health crisis and asked police officers for help. Instead, eight white officers brutally and fatally hogtied him. Police videos show officers pushed Smith face down on the street and tied a belt around his ankles, then attached it to his cuffed hands so tightly that his knees were lifted off the pavement. Smith's family filed a lawsuit in…

Staff (2021-05-26). Getting Real About Prisons and Why They Don't Make Us Safer. truthout.org "People end up in prison for a reason, but it's not the reason that we're fed by all of these cop shows," says Victoria Law. In this episode of "Movement Memos," Kelly Hayes talks with journalist Victoria Law about prisons, why they don't work, and what even well-meaning people tend to get wrong about incarceration. | Music by TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | K…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-26). "Calling Yourself a Marxist is a Meaningless Lie if You Do Not Also Live in Feminist Practice" libya360.wordpress.com Mercedes Gomez I have wondered for a long time now if the outrage that radical Latinx men have for the injustices suffered by women is anger for the oppression of another person or indignance that someone could "treat OUR women this way". I think I can speak for many when I say that the specific…

Fight Back (2021-05-26). Green Bay, WI: Family of Jonathon Tubby vows to continue fight for justice. fightbacknews.org Green Bay, WI – The family of Jonathon Tubby, an Oneida Nation man killed by the Green Bay Police Department in October 2018, has vowed to continue fighting for justice even after a federal judge dismissed their wrongful death lawsuit against the city. Speaking at a May 23 press conference, on the Oneida Nation Indian Reservation, the Tubby family responded to Judge William Griesbach's decision with a renewed call for changes to the policing system in the United States. | "Judge Griesbach had a great chance to make some changes, he could've created the start of systematic change," said Sue Doxator, Jona…

Dave Zirin (2021-05-26). Edge of Sports: Turning Against Trans Student Athletes. progressive.org Youth sports provide hope and acceptance. For trans youth, who are at greater risk of depression, anxiety, and suicide because of the oppression they face, it is potentially a rare safe space.

_____ (2021-05-26). West Papua: Violence Continues; Calls To Release Political Prisoners Strengthen. popularresistance.org Large scale protests were held in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia at a time of heightened violence between government forces and pro-independence insurgents. On Friday, May 21, protests were held in different parts of West Papua, demanding release of political prisoners, and an end to months of violence. | West Papuan cities like Manokwari, among others, witnessed hundreds participating in demonstrations. Along with protests in the Papuan provinces, Papuan communities in Java and other regions of Indonesia, also held protests condemning the violence. According to Veronica Koman, an Indonesian lawyer and human r…

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2021-05-27: Social Media Postees

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Biden's Eloquence About George Floyd Is Likely to Soon Ring Hollow
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-05-27
Black Lives Matter can't just be a slogan…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842757.php

On the Ethics of Non-Palestinians Promoting Nonviolence
Benay Blend | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-27
By Benay Blend — May 24, 2021 | In "The Violence Debate: Teaching the Oppressed how to Fight Oppression" (2010), Ramzy Baroud explains that for "progressive and Leftist media and audiences, stories praising non-violence" are preferred, for they invoke a strategy acceptable to liberals in the West. At no other time, perhaps, than the present has there been so much condemnation of the victims for their resistance. | "Whether in subtle or overt ways," Baroud continues, "armed resistance in Pales…
orinocotribune.com/on-the-ethics-of-non-palestinians-promoting-nonviolence/

BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe
WillOfMany | indybay.org | 2021-05-27
The world changed not only because of COVID-19 pandemic beyond 2020. Political and economic crisis has led to growing of various protest movements. The widest and most active emerged in the USA. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained the largest extent. It demands from the American government not even reforms but revolutionary changes in the national social political course concerning people of color.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842753.php

AU Day Celebration: Venezuelan Diplomat Calls on African Leaders to Resist Oppression
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-27
Today May 25, 2021 is being celebrated across the continent as Africa Day in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. | As part of the celebration, many statements have been made to celebrate the continent and also tackle various issues happening within the continent. | Venezuela's Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Alex Saab in a statement on the occasion of the celebration said it is a day of liberation from foreign control and oppression and is worth celebrating. | Citing himself as someone who has suffered injustice over his detention a…
orinocotribune.com/au-day-celebration-venezuelan-diplomat-calls-on-african-leaders-to-resist-oppression/

Azerbaijan Takes 6 Armenian Servicemen Prisoner In Nagorno-Karabakh
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-27
Click to see full-size image | On May 27th, 6 Armenian soldiers were arrested and taken prisoner by Azerbaijani troops in Nagorno-Karabakh's Kalbajar province. | Both sides blame the other for the situation. Armenia claimed that Azerbaijan encroached on its territory, and it has been doing so since May 12th. The Armenian soldiers were conducting repair work on a base in a border region, and the Azerbaijani troops surrounded them and took them captive."The Azerbaijani troops, who have infiltrated into Arme…
southfront.org/azerbaijan-takes-6-armenian-servicemen-prisoner-in-nagorno-karabakh/

Black Lives Matter movement sparks electoral defeat for FOP
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-05-27
Protesters call on Krasner to "Free Mumia" in Philadelphia, March 12. Philadelphia For decades, the endorsement of the powerful Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police was sought by almost every candidate running for office in the city and throughout Pennsylvania. Through the power of its purse strings, the FOP has been . . . | Continue reading Black Lives Matter movement sparks electoral defeat for FOP at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56662/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=black-lives-matter-movement-sparks-electoral-defeat-for-fop

Victory in closure of Georgia detention center
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2021-05-26
Atlanta On May 20, Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas released a statement that Georgia immigrant rights advocates, current and former immigrant detainees were overjoyed to hear — the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga., would close "as soon as possible." Dawn Wooten, left, at a news conference in . . . | Continue reading Victory in closure of Georgia detention center at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56635/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=victory-in-closure-of-georgia-detention-center

"America on Fire": Historian Elizabeth Hinton on George Floyd, Policing & Black Rebellion
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-26
Protests and vigils were held across the U.S. to mark one year since the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd's death sparked a national uprising and global movement against systemic racism and police brutality. Elizabeth Hinton, an associate professor of history and African American studies at Yale University and a professor of law at Yale Law School, connects the Black Lives Matter protests to a long history of Black rebellion against police violence in her new book "America on Fire" and notes that the U.S. has had previous opportunities to address systemic racism and state violence, but change r…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/26/elizabeth_hinton_america_on_fire

Headlines for May 26, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-26
George Floyd's Family Calls for Passage of Policing Act as Nation Marks One Year Since His Killing, Blinken Says U.S. Will Reopen Jerusalem Consulate, Pledges Aid for Gaza as U.S. OKs New Arms Sales to Israel, Israel Arrests Hundreds of Palestinians; UNRWA Head Apologizes for Remarks on Israeli Assault, U.S. Joins Calls to Further Probe Origins of COVID-19, 50% of U.S. Adults Fully Vaccinated; Moderna's Vaccine Is 100% Effective in 12- to 17-Year-Olds, Kristen Clarke Sworn In as First Black Woman to Lead the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, Iraqi Security Forces Kill Protester at Rally Demanding Accountability for Mu…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/26/headlines

Marcus Smith "Died Like an Animal" When Cops Hogtied Him. Police Have Known for Decades It Can Kill
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-26
Despite decades of warnings against the practice, police departments across the country continue to hogtie people during arrests, sometimes with fatal results. On September 8, 2018, Marcus Smith, a 38-year-old homeless Black man in Greensboro, North Carolina, was facing a mental health crisis and asked police officers for help. Instead, eight white officers brutally and fatally hogtied him. Police videos show officers pushed Smith face down on the street and tied a belt around his ankles, then attached it to his cuffed hands so tightly that his knees were lifted off the pavement. Smith's family filed a lawsuit in…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/26/marcus_smith_police_death_hogtied

"The Savage Punishment Of Gaza": Israel's Latest Assault On Palestine's Open Prison
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-26
Recent media coverage of Israel and Palestine, not least by BBC News, has been full of the usual deceptive propaganda tropes: Israel is 'responding' or 'reacting' to Palestinian 'provocation' and 'escalation'; Palestinian rockets 'killed' Israelis, but Palestinians 'have died' from unnamed causes; Israel has 'armed forces' and 'security forces', but Hamas has 'militants'. And, as …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/the-savage-punishment-of-gaza-israels-latest-assault-on-palestines-open-prison/

United States: Movement for Palestine grows
Malik Miah | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-26
Palestinian Americans' support for the resistance to Israeli occupation is growing, as support from other groups such as the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has inspired them to stand up. | Many Jews have joined protests, including supporters of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). The JVP supports full equality for Palestinians and Jewish Israelis, and is the only major Jewish group to support the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS). | Voices from marchers: | Marches and rallies in solidarity with the Palestinians have taken place across the country. Many marked the 73rd…
greenleft.org.au/content/united-states-movement-palestine-grows

Fifty Years Later: The Forgotten Story of Dissenting POWs
Steve Early | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-26
In the Middle Eastern wars that the US has been waging for the past 30 years, few soldiers or pilots have become prisoners of war. The best known is Bowe Bergdahl, a 23-year old Army private who was captured by the Taliban in 2009 and held until a prisoner exchange arranged five years later by…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/26/fifty-years-later-the-forgotten-story-of-dissenting-pows/

"Calling Yourself a Marxist is a Meaningless Lie if You Do Not Also Live in Feminist Practice"
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-26
Mercedes Gomez I have wondered for a long time now if the outrage that radical Latinx men have for the injustices suffered by women is anger for the oppression of another person or indignance that someone could "treat OUR women this way". I think I can speak for many when I say that the specific… Read…
libya360.wordpress.com/2021/05/26/calling-yourself-a-marxist-is-a-meaningless-lie-if-you-do-not-also-live-in-feminist-practice/

West Papua: Violence Continues; Calls To Release Political Prisoners Strengthen
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-26
Large scale protests were held in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia at a time of heightened violence between government forces and pro-independence insurgents. On Friday, May 21, protests were held in different parts of West Papua, demanding release of political prisoners, and an end to months of violence. | West Papuan cities like Manokwari, among others, witnessed hundreds participating in demonstrations. Along with protests in the Papuan provinces, Papuan communities in Java and other regions of Indonesia, also held protests condemning the violence. According to Veronica Koman, an Indonesian lawyer and human r…
popularresistance.org/as-violence-continues-in-west-papua-calls-to-release-political-prisoners-grow-stronger/

Edge of Sports: Turning Against Trans Student Athletes
Dave Zirin | progressive.org | 2021-05-26
Youth sports provide hope and acceptance. For trans youth, who are at greater risk of depression, anxiety, and suicide because of the oppression they face, it is potentially a rare safe space.
progressive.org/magazine/turning-against-trans-student-athletes-zirin/

Green Bay, WI: Family of Jonathon Tubby vows to continue fight for justice
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-26
Green Bay, WI – The family of Jonathon Tubby, an Oneida Nation man killed by the Green Bay Police Department in October 2018, has vowed to continue fighting for justice even after a federal judge dismissed their wrongful death lawsuit against the city. Speaking at a May 23 press conference, on the Oneida Nation Indian Reservation, the Tubby family responded to Judge William Griesbach's decision with a renewed call for changes to the policing system in the United States. | "Judge Griesbach had a great chance to make some changes, he could've created the start of systematic change," said Sue Doxator, Jona…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/25/green-bay-wi-family-jonathon-tubby-vows-continue-fight-justice

Black Lives Matter
Keith Henry Brown | thenation.com | 2021-05-26
Black Lives Matter…
thenation.com/article/activism/black-lives-matter-4/

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