Daily Archives: June 7, 2021

2021-06-07: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Colombia's Police Used Bus Stations as Detention Centers. telesurenglish.net In response to a petition filed by Bogota's councilman Diego Cancino, TransMilenio confirmed that the Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD) used its stations as centers for the detention of citizens during the National Strike. | RELATED: | TransMilenio is a rapid transit bus system that serves Bogota with raised-floor stations distributed along the main routes. According to information provided by the company's manager,…

Esha Bhandari (2021-06-07). Supreme Court Ruling is a Win for Investigative Journalists and Civil Rights Researchers. aclu.org Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued a At first glance, the decision may not seem obviously related to civil rights enforc…

Max Lill (2021-06-07). Learning to Feel Collectively. indybay.org The starting point of the upheavals are the anti-colonial movements that have been spreading across the globe since the end of World War II. With the Black Civil Rights Movement, they penetrate into the heart of the capitalist world system starting in the mid-1950s, where they politicize liberal students* and the existentialist beat culture of the bohemians.

WSWS (2021-06-07). Tragic death of young Sri Lankan woman exposes horrific conditions in Japanese detention centres. wsws.org Ridma Ratnayake, Sandamali's younger sister, spoke to the spoke to the World Socialist Web Site from Tokyo last week.

Jo Allen-Eure (2021-06-07). The fourth R in education: Reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic and racism. peoplesworld.org Racism. "A belief that some races are by nature superior to others, in which discrimination can be practiced, based on this belief" (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2019). This cruel practice of acting out hateful feelings toward groups of people who are of a darker hue (especially Black, brown, Indigenous and Asian), is ripping this country into …

WSWS (2021-06-07). Amid surging pandemic, Sri Lankan government criminalizes strikes by public sector workers. wsws.org Nearly one million public sector workers now face draconian punishments, including mass firings and lengthy jail terms, if they strike in opposition to the Sri Lankan government's homicidal response to the pandemic and its attacks on workers' rights.

AutumnSun (2021-06-07). Protest US-financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Here are a few photos from today's protest on Ocean St. at Water St. that was held from 11am. to 2pm.

Staff (2021-06-07). Texas AG Says He Helped Trump Win State With His Lawsuit Against Mail-In Ballots. truthout.org Conservative Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Friday that, had his office not blocked Harris County from sending out mail-in ballot applications to all of its registered voters, Donald Trump would have lost the state. | Paxton

L. Ali Khan (2021-06-07). The Law of Aggression. counterpunch.org Aggression objective: domination Notes. Emotions for aggression are primitive traits of the human species. The cultivation of civilization proposes the suppression of this primary inclination. The sages constrict aggression through divine and secular methods. "God breaks down the rod of the wicked that subdue nations with relentless aggression." Hebrew Bible. Yet, aggression is rampant. Individuals

Max Lill (2021-06-06). Learning to Feel Collectively. indybay.org The starting point of the upheavals are the anti-colonial movements that have been spreading across the globe since the end of World War II. With the Black Civil Rights Movement, they penetrate into the heart of the capitalist world system starting in the mid-1950s, where they politicize liberal students* and the existentialist beat culture of the bohemians.

Staff (2021-06-06). Sheikh Jarrah defenders Muna and Mohammed al-Kurd detained by Israeli occupation: Take action! samidoun.net UPDATE: Muna al-Kurd has now been released. UPDATE 2: Mohammed al-Kurd has been released! Now is the time to keep up the struggle until all Palestinian prisoners — and all of Palestine — is free. The twins are finally reunited ‚ù§Muna and mohammed ‚ù§ @m7mdkurd#SaveSheikhJarrah #SaveJerusalem #FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/gx73EVOYs8 — Hayat üáµüá∞ üáµüá∏ (@pakistanikiz) June 6, 2021 Palestinian activist Muna al-Kurd has been released. #SheikhJarrah #Palestine…

AutumnSun (2021-06-06). Protest US-financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Here are a few photos from today's protest on Ocean St. at Water St. that was held from 11am. to 2pm.

_____ (2021-06-06). Save Alex Saab. popularresistance.org U.S. authorities ordered his arrest, and Alex Saab was pulled off a plane on June 12, 2020, during a refuelling stop in the Republic of Cabo Verde, an island nation off Africa's West Coast. | Saab, a Venezuelan diplomat to the African Union, was on a humanitarian mission to Iran at the time of his seizure to arrange emergency shipments of food, medicine, and essential supplies for Venezuela. Detained and imprisoned in total isolation and darkness in Cabo Verde for the past year, Saab has also been tortured. | Saab is battling cancer and urgently needs to be cared for by his doctors in Venezuela. | The U.S. sancti…

Staff (2021-06-06). Some Prisons Reinstate Patdown Searches Although Guards Are Refusing Vaccination. truthout.org Under the watchful eyes of gun towers above us, prisoners are ushered through the turnstile to enter the yard and then some of us are called over to receive a pat search. The guards are eager to use this method, which had only been reinstated a few hours earlier. No more social distancing; guards stood merely feet from each other while running their gloved hands down prisoners' bodies. They refused to change gloves before groping their next victim. | "I couldn't believe we were getting se…

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