Daily Archives: June 9, 2021

2021-06-09: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-06-09). Union educator in the lead to become president of Peru. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – In an historic election, former elementary school teacher and union leader Pedro Castillo is winning the Peruvian presidential race. As reported by the Peruvian National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) on the morning of June 9, Castillo is leading over right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori. | Castillo, from a poor peasant background, is the presidential candidate of the Peru Libre party, has 50.2% of the vote. Keiko Fujimori, daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori, has 49.7% of the vote, with 98.1% reporting. Fujimori's father is in prison for the forced sterilization of thousand…

Eds. (2021-06-09). After decades of oppression, Colombian women lead front lines of National Strike. mronline.org "Far too many women are fighting—not only for their rights, but for the rights of all," says Yomali Torres, an Afro-Colombian activist. The 26-year-old joined throngs of women in the streets of Colombia over the past month to demand an end to patriarchal oppression at the hands of a U.S.-backed neoliberal state. | June 9, 2021…

The Associated Press (2021-06-09). Rights Group: Colombian Police Cause Deaths of 20 Protesters. latinorebels.com BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — An international monitoring group on Wednesday accused police officers in Colombia of responsibility for the deaths of 20 people and other violent actions against protesters during recent civil unrest, including sexual abuse, beatings and arbitrary detentions.

Richard C. Gross (2021-06-09). Save Democracy, End the Filibuster. counterpunch.org "We shall overcome." — Pete Seeger, Guy Carawan, 1951 (Anthem of the 1960s civil rights movement, based on a gospel song by Charles Albert Tindley, 1901.) Republicans and Democrats are engaged in a frustratingly bitter tug-of-war over laws that give them the power to set the rules we live by. Liberal Democrats are trying to

PSL Minneapolis (2021-06-09). Minneapolis: Assassination of Winston Smith, escalating assault on movement for Black lives. liberationnews.org On June 3, Minneapolis-area authorities carried out an escalation in the ruling-class war on Black lives, beginning with an attempted eviction of George Floyd Square in the morning and continuing with the murder of 32-year-old Black man Winston Boogie Smith, Jr. in the afternoon by U.S. Marshals. Shortly after 4: 00 a.m., city workers told organizers …

Amber Hikes (2021-06-09). Resilience, Liberation, and the Interconnectedness of Pride. aclu.org As we enter Pride month, I am reflecting on the interconnectedness of our joy and our struggle. | I am struck by the fact that Pride and Immigrant Heritage month begin just as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Jewish American Heritage Month end. Though Pride should be about our intersectional struggle for freedom, it has not always felt that way. | As I think about all the communities gathering virtually and in-person to celebrate the power and resilience of our queer communities, it's essential to name what our trans, Asian and Pacific Islander, Indigenous, Jewish, Muslim, and Black communities in th…

Carter Lum (2021-06-09). Socialist Jose Cortes launches 2022 campaign for U.S. Congress. liberationnews.org Since joining the PSL, Cortes has led local actions and initiatives against racist police terror and discrimination based on immigration status.

Jessica Bansal (2021-06-09). Mass ICE Detention is Unnecessary — and We Have Proof. aclu.org The cruelty of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was on full display this past year. The agency refused to take vital measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in its detention centers, even in the face of its Detained immigrants — compelled by the specter of illness and death in ICE's jails — brought ICE to court over the inhuman conditions, with representation from the ACLU and its affiliates th…

Editorial Team (2021-06-09). PC Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to the kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard. challenge-magazine.org Police officer Wayne Couzens has pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and rape of Sarah Everard, who went missing in March whilst walking home in south London. The serving Metropolitan police constable was present in court via video link from Belmarsh prison, charged with the disappearance and death of the 33-year-old marketing executive.

Special to People's World (2021-06-09). Radical perspectives on prison abolition: Town Hall set for June 12. peoplesworld.org A powerful group of prison abolitionists and freedom fighters will come together on June 12th at 3 pm Eastern Time for an open conversation about the abolition of the prison-industrial complex, transformative justice in our communities, and the struggles connected to our fight. RADICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ABOLITION: FROM THE ELECTORAL STRUGGLE TO COMMUNITY CONTROL Hosted …

Staff (2021-06-08). Socialist Teacher Takes Lead in Peruvian Election. truthout.org We get an update from Peru, where socialist candidate Pedro Castillo has pulled ahead of his right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori in the country's presidential election on Sunday. Castillo is the son of peasant farmers, and a union leader who led a nationwide teachers' strike in 2017. Fujimori is the daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori, who is in prison for human rights abuses and corruption. Political scientist Carlos León Moya discusses the history of the two candidates and describes how the election took place amid…

Staff (2021-06-08). Socialist Teacher Takes Lead in Peruvian Election as Nation Reels from Pandemic & Political Crisis. democracynow.org We get an update from Peru, where socialist candidate Pedro Castillo has pulled ahead of his right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori in the country's presidential election on Sunday. Castillo is the son of peasant farmers, and a union leader who led a nationwide teachers' strike in 2017. Fujimori is the daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori, who is in prison for human rights abuses and corruption. Political scientist Carlos León Moya discusses the history of the two candidates and describes how the election took place amid a years-long political crisis. "You have most of the Peruvian political elite charged by cor…

Editorial Team (2021-06-08). Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo pulls ahead in election as further hurdles await. challenge-magazine.org The fate of Peru hangs in the balance as voters eagerly await the results of an election that'll be won by no more than a handful of votes. | Rural teacher turned champion of the poor Pedro Castillo is facing off against Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former dictator Alberto Fujimori. | Castillo, who is a relatively new face in Peruvian politics, represents the Free Peru party. Their focus is on nationalising important industries, particularly copper, and taking a stand against the neoliberal order that's been imposed on the Latin American country for the last few decades. | On the other hand, Fuji…

The Associated Press (2021-06-08). Peru's Presidential Runoff Election Too Close to Call. latinorebels.com LIMA, Peru (AP) — A rural teacher-turned-political novice and the daughter of an imprisoned former president traded the lead Monday in a tight race for Peru's presidency in a runoff election as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter the Andean country.

Staff (2021-06-08). Civil Rights Leaders and West Virginia Miners Turn Up the Heat on Joe Manchin. truthout.org As Manchin's next week or two won't be the building falling,…

Max Lill (2021-06-08). 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.

Tim Wheeler (2021-06-08). 'Caste': From billionaires to 'untouchables'—a way to understand oppression. peoplesworld.org One evening decades ago, fresh from milking the cows on my family's farm in Sequim, Wash., my mother handed me a slim booklet. "You might find this interesting," she said quietly. It was The Communist Manifesto, and I read it cover to cover. I was 13 years old. I even nodded in agreement when the …

Betsey Piette (2021-06-08). Solitary confinement 'torture chambers'. workers.org Philadelphia Calling for "solidarity, not solitary," dozens of people — including organizers from prisoners' rights groups, survivors of solitary confinement and state legislators — rallied outside the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia June 1. Inside the Eastern State Penitentiary, support for HB1037, June 2. They called for passage of HB1037, . . . |

Roger Harris (2021-06-08). US Compels Small African Country to Imprison Venezuelan Diplomat — International Human Rights Delegation Files Habeas Corpus to #FreeAlexSaab. orinocotribune.com June 7, 2021. Praia, Cabo Verde (Special by Roger Harris)— The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, imprisoned for trying to buy humanitarian supplies from Iran in legal international trade but in violation of illegal US sanctions, is facing extradition to the US. That is like getting stabbed in the back and then being arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. | US extraterritorial judicial overreach | On June 12, 2020, Saab was on his way from Caracas to Tehran, when his plane had to make a routine fueling stop. While in the air, the pilot was informed that Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia would not allow the plane…

_____ (2021-06-08). Israel Carries Out Detention Campaign Against Prominent Palestine Activists. popularresistance.org Israeli occupation forces and police carried out a detention campaign against journalists and activists in Sheikh Jarrah over the weekend, Arab48 and agencies reported. | As part of the campaign, occupation forces raided the house of the prominent activist Muna El-Kurd and detained her. They left a detention order for her brother Mohammed and he later handed himself into the detention centre where his sister was being held. | Many other activists were either detained, summoned or beaten by police including Al Jazeera correspondent Givara Budeiri, who was beaten and detained while covering events at Sheikh Jarrah.

AutumnSun (2021-06-08). 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.

teleSUR (2021-06-08). UN Committee Rules on Detention of Venezuelan Diplomat Saab. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled on the illegal detention of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and requested the government of Cabo Verde to suspend his extradition process to the United States. | RELATED: | "Pursuant to rule 94 of the Committee's rules of procedure, the State party has been requested to refrain from extraditing Mr. Alex Nain Saab Moran to the United States of America wh…

teleSUR (2021-06-08). UN Committee Ruled on Detention of Venezuelan Diplomat Saab. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled on the illegal detention of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and requested the government of Cabo Verde to suspend his extradition process to the United States. | RELATED: | "Pursuant to rule 94 of the Committee's rules of procedure, the State party has been requested to refrain from extraditing Mr. Alex Nain Saab Moran to the United States of America wh…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-06-08). What Joe Manchin Doesn't Get About the GOP's Voter Suppression. thenation.com What Joe Manchin Doesn't Get About the GOP's Voter Suppression…

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