Daily Archives: May 31, 2021

2021-05-31: News Headlines

The Conversation (2021-05-31). Japanese American soldiers in World War II fought the Axis for the U.S. abroad and racial prejudice back at home. juancole.com By Susan H. Kamei | — Imagine being forced from your home by the government, being imprisoned in a detention camp under armed guards and behind barbed wire — and then being required to join the military to fight for the nation that had locked up you and your family. That's what happened in a …

WSWS (2021-05-31). "Kill a worker, go to jail!"—More readers demand full investigation of Pike River mine disaster. wsws.org One reader's letter says: "29 men went to work and never came home. They worked in a dangerous workplace. That was known by those at the top, and they got away with it."

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Helms-Burton Case Reach Settlement Over Property In Cuba. telesurenglish.net The Switzerland-based building materials multinational LafargeHolcim on Monday settled a lawsuit brought to seek compensation for the company's use of property nationalized by the Cuban government in the 1960s. | RELATED: | This is the first settlement of a legal claim promoted by heirs of a Cuban family under Title III of the U.S. Helms-Burton Act (1996). The norm permits lawsuits against entities that benefit from Cuba…

1st Anniversary of George Floyd (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). Tuesday 6/1: Know Your Rights: Disability Discrimination and Your Job. indybay.org Online workshop (FREE)…

San Francisco Public Library (2021-05-31). Saturday 6/12: "SNCC": Civil Rights Movement Film and Discussion w/ Director Danny Lyon. indybay.org Virtual film screening and discussion (FREE)…

Ret. (2021-05-31). As the War Ends, So Too Must the Detention of Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Detained in Connection to It. thenation.com Rear Admiral (Ret.) Donald J. Guter, Rear Admiral (Ret.) John Hutson As the War Ends, So Too Must the Detention of Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Detained in Connection to It…

teleSUR (2021-05-30). Washington: Massive Rally Against Zionist Crimes. telesurenglish.net Rallies in Sunday in Washington DC and on friday in Northern California condemned the occupation of Palestine and the latest crimes committed by Israeli security forces in Gaza, where air raids and missiles murdered scores of people, among them 66 children, 39 women, and 17 elderly, according to the latest news published by the Ministry of Health in Gaza. | Demonstrators also demanded an end to the occupation of Palestine and the Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied territories. | Palestinian journalists kidnapped | Meanwhile, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said on Sunday that the Israeli…

John Ebel (2021-05-30). Reflections on the assault on Gaza. greenleft.org.au More than 248 Palestinians, including 66 children, were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip between May 11 and 21. | What makes me extremely angry about the latest bout of barbarism engaged by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Zionist Establishment is the dishonour they bring to the memory of my mother, who survived Nazi concentration camps, and to about 95% of my extended family, who were murdered by the Nazi extermination machine. | My uncle migrated from Poland to Israel in the early 1950s. He strongly advised my parents not to migrate after he became aware of the oppression of the…

Staff (2021-05-30). Internationalist march in Berlin demands liberation for Palestine. samidoun.net Samidoun Deutschland, together with the Network for Freedom for all Political Prisoners and the Freedom Committee, organized an internationalist leftist march for Palestine that took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday, 29 May. Participants gave speeches about the struggle for the liberation of Palestine and played revolutionary music, while organizations from the Turkish, Kurdish and German left movements — as well as a delegation from the Netherlands — joined the event and provided statements and expressions of solidarity. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Samidoun Deutschland (@samidoun…

_____ (2021-05-30). Brazilians March To Demand Bolsonaro's Impeachment. popularresistance.org Tens of thousands of protesters have poured on to the streets of Brazil's largest cities to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro over his catastrophic response to a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly half a million Brazilian lives. | The demonstrators turned out in more than 200 cities and towns for what is the biggest anti-Bolsonaro mobilisation since Brazil's Covid outbreak began | "Today is a decisive milestone in the battle to defeat Bolsonaro's genocidal administration," said Silvia de Mendonàßa, 55, a civil rights activist from Brazil's Unified Black Movement as she led a colum…

Mondoweiss (2021-05-30). Rep. Cori Bush's impact on the US Israel-Palestine debate. juancole.com By David Warren: | Rep. Cori Bush's statements in support of Palestinians during the most recent uprising reflect how the US discussion of Israel-Palestine is increasingly impacted by the anti-racism and anti-colonialism of the Black Lives Matter movement. |

Staff (2021-05-30). Block the Boat! International Week of Action, 2-9 June 2021. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is republishing the following call from AROC (Arab Resource and Organizing Center.) Samidoun members and chapters will be participating in Block the Boat activities in their locations and urge all supporters of Palestine to join in the call! To get all of the latest information, sign up to organize an activity or receive updates, please reach out to AROC and visit the official Block the Boat website! Block ZIM Everywhere! Profiteering from Israeli Apartheid is not Welcome Anywhere! For the past 10 days, the threat of our #BlockTheBoat protest has kept a cargo ship…

Paul Haeder (2021-05-30). Once a US Soldier, Always Wounded, Always Losing! dissidentvoice.org What do nations care about the cost of war, if by spending a few hundred millions in steel and gunpowder they can gain a thousand millions in diamonds and cocoa?‚Äï W.E.B. DuBois He died. In an assisted (sic) care (oxymoron) home (nope) facility/prison (yes). Homeless for a few years; he was a photographer; and his …

Staff (2021-05-30). Texas Advances Voter Suppression Law That Makes It Easier to Overturn Elections. truthout.org After reaching a deal less than a day earlier, overnight Sunday Texas state senators

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-30). Texas GOP Finalizes 'Ruthless' Voter Suppression Bill, Sparking Calls for Congressional Action. commondreams.org "Texas lawmakers would dismantle our democracy in order to keep themselves in power," says Beto O'Rourke. "The U.S. Senate must pass the For the People Act." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/betoorourke-texas-voting-2600×1361.jpg

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2021-05-31: Social Media Postees

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"Kill a worker, go to jail!"–More readers demand full investigation of Pike River mine disaster
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
One reader's letter says: "29 men went to work and never came home. They worked in a dangerous workplace. That was known by those at the top, and they got away with it."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/31/pike-m31.html

Helms-Burton Case Reach Settlement Over Property In Cuba
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
The Switzerland-based building materials multinational LafargeHolcim on Monday settled a lawsuit brought to seek compensation for the company's use of property nationalized by the Cuban government in the 1960s. | RELATED: | Cuba: Caravans Take to Havana's Malecon To Say "Unblock Cuba" | This is the first settlement of a legal claim promoted by heirs of a Cuban family under Title III of the U.S. Helms-Burton Act (1996). The norm permits lawsuits against entities that benefit from Cuba…
telesurenglish.net/news/First-Helms-Burton-Case-Reach-Settlement-Over-Property-In-Cuba-20210531-0010.html

As the War Ends, So Too Must the Detention of Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Detained in Connection to It
Ret.
Ret. | thenation.com | 2021-05-31
Rear Admiral (Ret.) Donald J. Guter, Rear Admiral (Ret.) John Hutson As the War Ends, So Too Must the Detention of Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Detained in Connection to It…
thenation.com/article/world/guantanamo-bay-afghanistan-biden/

As the War Ends, So Too Must the Detention of Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Detained in Connection to It
Ret.
Ret. | thenation.com | 2021-05-31
Rear Admiral (Ret.) Donald J. Guter, Rear Admiral (Ret.) John Hutson As the War Ends, So Too Must the Detention of Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Detained in Connection to It…
thenation.com/article/world/guantanamo-bay-afghanistan-biden/

Tuesday 6/1: Know Your Rights: Disability Discrimination and Your Job
San Francisco Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-05-31
Online workshop (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/28/18842808.php

Saturday 6/12: "SNCC": Civil Rights Movement Film and Discussion w/ Director Danny Lyon
San Francisco Public Library | indybay.org | 2021-05-31
Virtual film screening and discussion (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/28/18842809.php

Flowers and Candles Form Tribute to Black Lives Murdered
1st Anniversary of George Floyd | indybay.org | 2021-05-31
Photos from a vigil held in Mill Valley on May 25th.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/29/18842812.php

Japanese American soldiers in World War II fought the Axis for the U.S. abroad and racial prejudice back at home
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-05-31
By Susan H. Kamei | — Imagine being forced from your home by the government, being imprisoned in a detention camp under armed guards and behind barbed wire — and then being required to join the military to fight for the nation that had locked up you and your family. That's what happened in a …
juancole.com/2021/05/japanese-american-prejudice.html

Brazilians March To Demand Bolsonaro's Impeachment
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
Tens of thousands of protesters have poured on to the streets of Brazil's largest cities to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro over his catastrophic response to a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly half a million Brazilian lives. | The demonstrators turned out in more than 200 cities and towns for what is the biggest anti-Bolsonaro mobilisation since Brazil's Covid outbreak began | "Today is a decisive milestone in the battle to defeat Bolsonaro's genocidal administration," said Silvia de Mendonàßa, 55, a civil rights activist from Brazil's Unified Black Movement as she led a colum…
popularresistance.org/brazilians-march-to-demand-bolsonaros-impeachment/

Rep. Cori Bush's impact on the US Israel-Palestine debate
Mondoweiss | juancole.com | 2021-05-30
By David Warren: | Rep. Cori Bush's statements in support of Palestinians during the most recent uprising reflect how the US discussion of Israel-Palestine is increasingly impacted by the anti-racism and anti-colonialism of the Black Lives Matter movement. |
juancole.com/2021/05/impact-israel-palestine.html

Washington: Massive Rally Against Zionist Crimes
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-30
Rallies in Sunday in Washington DC and on friday in Northern California condemned the occupation of Palestine and the latest crimes committed by Israeli security forces in Gaza, where air raids and missiles murdered scores of people, among them 66 children, 39 women, and 17 elderly, according to the latest news published by the Ministry of Health in Gaza. | Demonstrators also demanded an end to the occupation of Palestine and the Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied territories. | Palestinian journalists kidnapped | Meanwhile, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said on Sunday that the Israeli…
telesurenglish.net/news/Washington-Massive-Rally-Against-Zionist-Crimes–20210530-0002.html

Block the Boat! International Week of Action, 2-9 June 2021
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-05-30
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is republishing the following call from AROC (Arab Resource and Organizing Center.) Samidoun members and chapters will be participating in Block the Boat activities in their locations and urge all supporters of Palestine to join in the call! To get all of the latest information, sign up to organize an activity or receive updates, please reach out to AROC and visit the official Block the Boat website! Block ZIM Everywhere! Profiteering from Israeli Apartheid is not Welcome Anywhere! For the past 10 days, the threat of our #BlockTheBoat protest has kept a cargo ship…
samidoun.net/2021/05/block-the-boat-international-week-of-action-2-9-june-2021/

Internationalist march in Berlin demands liberation for Palestine
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-05-30
Samidoun Deutschland, together with the Network for Freedom for all Political Prisoners and the Freedom Committee, organized an internationalist leftist march for Palestine that took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday, 29 May. Participants gave speeches about the struggle for the liberation of Palestine and played revolutionary music, while organizations from the Turkish, Kurdish and German left movements — as well as a delegation from the Netherlands — joined the event and provided statements and expressions of solidarity. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Samidoun Deutschland (@samidoun…
samidoun.net/2021/05/internationalist-march-in-berlin-demands-liberation-for-palestine/

Texas Advances Voter Suppression Law That Makes It Easier to Overturn Elections
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-30
After reaching a deal less than a day earlier, overnight Sunday Texas state senators debated then passed along party lines a GOP voter suppression bill that was condemned by rights advocates and political figures across the United States — including Pr…
truthout.org/articles/texas-advances-voter-suppression-law-that-makes-it-easier-to-overturn-elections/

Texas GOP Finalizes 'Ruthless' Voter Suppression Bill, Sparking Calls for Congressional Action
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"Texas lawmakers would dismantle our democracy in order to keep themselves in power," says Beto O'Rourke. "The U.S. Senate must pass the For the People Act." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/betoorourke-texas-voting-2600×1361.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2021/05/30/texas-gop-finalizes-ruthless-voter-suppression-bill-sparking-calls-congressional?cd-origin=rss

Once a US Soldier, Always Wounded, Always Losing!
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-30
What do nations care about the cost of war, if by spending a few hundred millions in steel and gunpowder they can gain a thousand millions in diamonds and cocoa?‚Äï W.E.B. DuBois He died. In an assisted (sic) care (oxymoron) home (nope) facility/prison (yes). Homeless for a few years; he was a photographer; and his …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/once-a-us-soldier-always-wounded-always-losing/

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