Daily Archives: May 29, 2021

2021-05-29: News Headlines

Ron Ridenour (2021-05-29). Left-Wing Populist, Pedro Castillo, Leads Polls Before June 6th Election in Peru. covertactionmagazine.com Will the U.S. pull any dirty tricks to help his jail-bird rival, the daughter of disgraced president Alberto Fujimori? [Peru held its general election on April 11. A socialist-oriented farmer-teacher, Pedro Castillo Terrones, led 17 other candidates. He stands a fair chance of winning the run-off on June 6. This background piece includes the election …

Eds. (2021-05-29). The Western's long glorification of oppression. mronline.org A quintessentially American, and Texan, film genre, the Western has mistold Texas history since its beginnings. | May 29, 2021 | Newswire…

Mirinda Crissman (2021-05-29). Overrepresented in prisons: LGBTQ2S+ people. workers.org At every stage in the criminal injustice system, LGBTQ2S+ people are overrepresented, including within the juvenile justice system. Queers Demand a World Without Prisons: "We reject hate crimes legislation, 'gender-responsive' prisons, and all other measures that use gay rights rhetoric to expand the systems that murder and imprison us. We . . . |

Sasha Abramsky (2021-05-29). GOP Wants Volunteering at Polls to Come With Risk of Jail or Fines. zcomm.org "We need to build public awareness — get people to understand the impact these laws could have, and the impact on voters"

San Francisco Public Library (2021-05-29). Saturday 6/12: "SNCC": Civil Rights Movement Film and Discussion w/ Director Danny Lyon. indybay.org Virtual film screening and discussion (FREE)…

1st Anniversary of George Floyd (2021-05-29). Flowers and Candles Form Tribute to Black Lives Murdered. indybay.org Photos from a vigil held in Mill Valley on May 25th.

San Francisco Public Library (2021-05-29). Tuesday 6/1: Know Your Rights: Disability Discrimination and Your Job. indybay.org Online workshop (FREE)…

Staff (2021-05-28). The Tulsa Race Massacre and the Violence of Forgetting. aclu.org In the early 1920's, Black Americans were under the siege of direct and indirect racial violence with widespread lynchings, Jim Crow laws, and race riots across the country. And yet the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma was thriving. Its streets were lined with successful Black-owned businesses and Black professionals. The district was so successful that the area was dubbed "Black Wall Street." | But 100 years ago, on May 31, 1921, a white mob of several thousand murdered up to 300 Black residents, and destroyed almost every Black business, church, and home in the 35-square-block neighborhood.

WillOfMany (2021-05-28). 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.

Norman Solomon (2021-05-28). Biden's Eloquence About George Floyd Is Likely to Soon Ring Hollow. indybay.org Black Lives Matter can't just be a slogan…

Staff (2021-05-28). 29 May, Berlin: Internationalist left demonstration for Palestine. samidoun.net Saturday, 29 May 3: 00 pm Hermannplatz Berlin, Germany Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/184707570222112 Join the internationalist march for the liberation of Palestine! The Palestinian cause is an internationalist, anti-colonial, anti-Zionist, anti-fascist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist cause, and struggling peoples everywhere confronting oppression, exploitation, imperialism and capitalism stand with the Palestinian people in their struggle for a liberated Palestine from the river to the sea. We call upon all of our communities to take to the streets to stand together to confront repression and crimin…

Joris Leverink (2021-05-28). We keep us safe: the transformative justice movement. roarmag.org Protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally near Washington D.C., US — June 6, 2020. Photo: Johnny Silvercloud / Shutterstock.com | This essay was produced in collaboration with the In the early days of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, the sight of Minneapolis' Third Precinct police station in flames was something many had never before imagined.

Staff (2021-05-28). May 28, NYC: CUNY Must Divest! Rally and Press Conference for Palestine. samidoun.net Friday, 28 May 3: 00 pm John Jay College 524 W 59th St New York City Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/2951785921811362/ This event will publicize the CUNY Statement for Palestine and then march to CUNY offices. See latest statement updates at the link. CUNY Community Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian People [To add your name, please click here or email cuny.solidarity.letter@gmail.com] We, members of the City University of New York community, stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine resisting the violence and oppression of Israeli settler colonial and apartheid rule. We condemn the brut…

Staff (2021-05-28). May 29, Washington DC: National March for Palestine endorsed by 100+ organizations #March4Palestine. samidoun.net Saturday, May 29 3 pm — 8 pm Lincoln Memorial Washington, DC Info page: www.ampalestine.org/NationalMarch Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is honoured to join American Muslims for Palestine and over 100 organizations nationwide to march on Washington on Saturday, May 29 and demand to #SanctionIsrael. As the call to the rally notes: "We need to go big and bold right now for Palestinian liberation now that a ceasefire has gone into effect. No return to the status quo. It is time for Israeli settler-colonialism, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, military occupation, and blockade to be dismant…

Staff (2021-05-28). Support the Palestine Freedom Fund: Defending NY Palestine activists facing repression. samidoun.net In a number of cities around the world, the massive demonstrations taking to the streets for Palestine have faced police repression, brutality, criminalization and attempts to suppress the growing movement for Palestinian liberation. In particular, Palestinian and Arab youth have been targeted in many of these incidents, from New York to Berlin to Copenhagen. In response to the attacks on Palestine demonstrations, the NY4Palestine coalition — of which Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is a member — launched the Palestine Freedom Fund, with the call: "Our Palestinian communities are under…

Staff (2021-05-28). Texas' prison plantation model was a brutal remnant of slavery. therealnews.com Prisoners were used for agricultural work and overseen by other prisoners using a structure that barely differed from the one used during slavery, as scholar and author Robert Chase explains.

Lee Camp (2021-05-28). How to End the U.S. Prison State Quick and Easy. counterpunch.org A few weeks ago I covered the mind-blowing facts about American prisons that should make anyone and everyone rethink/detest/abhor the entire institution. Now, I want to examine the reasons people find themselves locked up in the largest prison state in the world (the Land of the Free) and see if we can't decrease the number of inmates

Barry Healy (2021-05-28). Video: US Civil Rights veteran Bob Zellner on 'Son of the South'. greenleft.org.au A new film, Son of the South, tells the story of Bob Zellner who broke from his Alabama Ku-Klux-Klan heritage to become the first white Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organiser — and nearly got lynched for it. | Zellner spoke with Barry Healy, expanding on the film's story to include his radical trajectory from the 1960s onwards.

Barry Healy (2021-05-28). Video: US Civil Rights veteran Bob Zellner on 'Sons of the South'. greenleft.org.au A new film, Son of the South, tells the story of Bob Zellner who broke from his Alabama Ku-Klux-Klan heritage to become the first white Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organiser — and nearly got lynched for it. | Zellner spoke with Barry Healy, expanding on the film's story to include his radical trajectory from the 1960s onwards.

Miles Mogulescu (2021-05-28). Here's How to End the Filibuster and Protect Democracy. commondreams.org "Code Red! Unless the filibuster is eliminated—at the very least as it pertains to Voting Rights and Civil Rights laws—what's left of American democracy is dead." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/end_filibuster.jpg

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-05-28). Time to Buy a New Toolbox. counterpunch.org Stasi Officer: What do you have to tell us? Citizen: I've done nothing. I know nothing. Officer: You've done nothing, know nothing. You think we imprison people on a whim? Citizen: No — Officer: — If you think our humanistic system capable of such a thing that alone would justify your arrest. — Scene from

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2021-05-29: Social Media Postees

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Left-Wing Populist, Pedro Castillo, Leads Polls Before June 6th Election in Peru
Ron Ridenour | covertactionmagazine.com | 2021-05-29
Will the U.S. pull any dirty tricks to help his jail-bird rival, the daughter of disgraced president Alberto Fujimori? [Peru held its general election on April 11. A socialist-oriented farmer-teacher, Pedro Castillo Terrones, led 17 other candidates. He stands a fair chance of winning the run-off on June 6. This background piece includes the election …
covertactionmagazine.com/2021/05/29/left-wing-populist-pedro-castillo-leads-polls-before-june-6th-election-in-peru/

The Western's long glorification of oppression
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-29
A quintessentially American, and Texan, film genre, the Western has mistold Texas history since its beginnings. | May 29, 2021 | Newswire…
mronline.org/2021/05/29/the-westerns-long-glorification-of-oppression/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-westerns-long-glorification-of-oppression

Saturday 6/12: "SNCC": Civil Rights Movement Film and Discussion w/ Director Danny Lyon
San Francisco Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-05-29
Virtual film screening and discussion (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/28/18842809.php

Tuesday 6/1: Know Your Rights: Disability Discrimination and Your Job
San Francisco Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-05-29
Online workshop (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/28/18842808.php

Flowers and Candles Form Tribute to Black Lives Murdered
1st Anniversary of George Floyd | indybay.org | 2021-05-29
Photos from a vigil held in Mill Valley on May 25th.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/29/18842812.php

GOP Wants Volunteering at Polls to Come With Risk of Jail or Fines
Sasha Abramsky | zcomm.org | 2021-05-29
"We need to build public awareness — get people to understand the impact these laws could have, and the impact on voters"
zcomm.org/znetarticle/gop-wants-volunteering-at-polls-to-come-with-risk-of-jail-or-fines/

Overrepresented in prisons: LGBTQ2S+ people
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2021-05-29
At every stage in the criminal injustice system, LGBTQ2S+ people are overrepresented, including within the juvenile justice system. Queers Demand a World Without Prisons: "We reject hate crimes legislation, 'gender-responsive' prisons, and all other measures that use gay rights rhetoric to expand the systems that murder and imprison us. We . . . | Continue reading Overrepresented in prisons: LGBTQ2S+ people at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56704/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=overrepresented-in-prisons-lgbtq2s-people

How to End the U.S. Prison State Quick and Easy
Lee Camp | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
A few weeks ago I covered the mind-blowing facts about American prisons that should make anyone and everyone rethink/detest/abhor the entire institution. Now, I want to examine the reasons people find themselves locked up in the largest prison state in the world (the Land of the Free) and see if we can't decrease the number of inmates…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/how-to-end-the-u-s-prison-state-quick-and-easy/

May 29, Washington DC: National March for Palestine endorsed by 100+ organizations #March4Palestine
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-05-28
Saturday, May 29 3 pm — 8 pm Lincoln Memorial Washington, DC Info page: www.ampalestine.org/NationalMarch Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is honoured to join American Muslims for Palestine and over 100 organizations nationwide to march on Washington on Saturday, May 29 and demand to #SanctionIsrael. As the call to the rally notes: "We need to go big and bold right now for Palestinian liberation now that a ceasefire has gone into effect. No return to the status quo. It is time for Israeli settler-colonialism, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, military occupation, and blockade to be dismant…
samidoun.net/2021/05/may-29-washington-dc-national-march-for-palestine-endorsed-by-100-organizations-march4palestine/

May 28, NYC: CUNY Must Divest! Rally and Press Conference for Palestine
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-05-28
Friday, 28 May 3: 00 pm John Jay College 524 W 59th St New York City Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/2951785921811362/ This event will publicize the CUNY Statement for Palestine and then march to CUNY offices. See latest statement updates at the link. CUNY Community Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian People [To add your name, please click here or email cuny.solidarity.letter@gmail.com] We, members of the City University of New York community, stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine resisting the violence and oppression of Israeli settler colonial and apartheid rule. We condemn the brut…
samidoun.net/2021/05/may-28-nyc-cuny-must-divest-rally-and-press-conference-for-palestine/

Support the Palestine Freedom Fund: Defending NY Palestine activists facing repression
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-05-28
In a number of cities around the world, the massive demonstrations taking to the streets for Palestine have faced police repression, brutality, criminalization and attempts to suppress the growing movement for Palestinian liberation. In particular, Palestinian and Arab youth have been targeted in many of these incidents, from New York to Berlin to Copenhagen. In response to the attacks on Palestine demonstrations, the NY4Palestine coalition — of which Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is a member — launched the Palestine Freedom Fund, with the call: "Our Palestinian communities are under…
samidoun.net/2021/05/support-the-palestine-freedom-fund-defending-ny-palestine-activists-facing-repression/

29 May, Berlin: Internationalist left demonstration for Palestine
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-05-28
Saturday, 29 May 3: 00 pm Hermannplatz Berlin, Germany Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/184707570222112 Join the internationalist march for the liberation of Palestine! The Palestinian cause is an internationalist, anti-colonial, anti-Zionist, anti-fascist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist cause, and struggling peoples everywhere confronting oppression, exploitation, imperialism and capitalism stand with the Palestinian people in their struggle for a liberated Palestine from the river to the sea. We call upon all of our communities to take to the streets to stand together to confront repression and crimin…
samidoun.net/2021/05/29-may-berlin-internationalist-left-demonstration-for-palestine/

Biden's Eloquence About George Floyd Is Likely to Soon Ring Hollow
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
Black Lives Matter can't just be a slogan…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842757.php

The Tulsa Race Massacre and the Violence of Forgetting
Staff | aclu.org | 2021-05-28
In the early 1920's, Black Americans were under the siege of direct and indirect racial violence with widespread lynchings, Jim Crow laws, and race riots across the country. And yet the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma was thriving. Its streets were lined with successful Black-owned businesses and Black professionals. The district was so successful that the area was dubbed "Black Wall Street." | But 100 years ago, on May 31, 1921, a white mob of several thousand murdered up to 300 Black residents, and destroyed almost every Black business, church, and home in the 35-square-block neighborhood.
aclu.org/news/racial-justice/the-tulsa-race-massacre-and-the-violence-of-forgetting

BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe
WillOfMany | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
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

Texas' prison plantation model was a brutal remnant of slavery
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-05-28
Prisoners were used for agricultural work and overseen by other prisoners using a structure that barely differed from the one used during slavery, as scholar and author Robert Chase explains.
therealnews.com/texas-prison-plantation-model-was-a-brutal-remnant-of-slavery

‚ÄãWe keep us safe: the transformative justice movement
Joris Leverink | roarmag.org | 2021-05-28
Protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally near Washington D.C., US — June 6, 2020. Photo: Johnny Silvercloud / Shutterstock.com | This essay was produced in collaboration with the Resistance Studies Initiative. | In the early days of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, the sight of Minneapolis' Third Precinct police station in flames was something many had never before imagined.
roarmag.org/essays/transformative-justice-movement/

Video: US Civil Rights veteran Bob Zellner on 'Sons of the South'
Barry Healy | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-28
A new film, Son of the South, tells the story of Bob Zellner who broke from his Alabama Ku-Klux-Klan heritage to become the first white Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organiser — and nearly got lynched for it. | Zellner spoke with Barry Healy, expanding on the film's story to include his radical trajectory from the 1960s onwards.
greenleft.org.au/video/video-us-civil-rights-veteran-bob-zellner-sons-south

Video: US Civil Rights veteran Bob Zellner on 'Son of the South'
Barry Healy | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-28
A new film, Son of the South, tells the story of Bob Zellner who broke from his Alabama Ku-Klux-Klan heritage to become the first white Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organiser — and nearly got lynched for it. | Zellner spoke with Barry Healy, expanding on the film's story to include his radical trajectory from the 1960s onwards.
greenleft.org.au/video/video-us-civil-rights-veteran-bob-zellner-son-south

Here's How to End the Filibuster and Protect Democracy
Miles Mogulescu | commondreams.org | 2021-05-28
"Code Red! Unless the filibuster is eliminated—at the very least as it pertains to Voting Rights and Civil Rights laws—what's left of American democracy is dead." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/end_filibuster.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2021/05/28/heres-how-end-filibuster-and-protect-democracy?cd-origin=rss

Time to Buy a New Toolbox
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
Stasi Officer: What do you have to tell us? Citizen: I've done nothing. I know nothing. Officer: You've done nothing, know nothing. You think we imprison people on a whim? Citizen: No — Officer: — If you think our humanistic system capable of such a thing that alone would justify your arrest. — Scene from…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/time-to-buy-a-new-toolbox/

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