Daily Archives: June 10, 2021

2021-06-10: News Headlines

_____ (2021-06-10). The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Dead. popularresistance.org TC Energy, the company behind the pipeline project, announced that on Wednesday that "after a comprehensive review of its options, and in consultation with its partner, the Government of Alberta, it has terminated the Keystone XL Pipeline Project." The project's permits were rejected by former President Barack Obama, reinstated by former President Donald Trump, and rescinded again by President Joe Biden on his first day in office. The political seesaw, years of lawsuits, and spirited public opposition to the pipeline appear to have worked.

Shakya Cherry-Donaldson (2021-06-10). Canceling Student Debt Can Help Build Black Women's Futures. aclu.org I'm proud to lead a nationwide constituency of Black women dedicated to organizing around issues that greatly impact us, our families, households, and communities — including financial independence. Black women carry more student loan debt than any other group, and this is a direct result of the

David Swanson (2021-06-10). Abolishing Police and Abolishing Militaries. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, June 10, 2021 The similarities between the movement to abolish war and the movement to abolish police and prisons jump out at me anew when reading Mariame Kaba's We Do This 'Til We Free Us, which is about police and prison abolition. The book has a foreword by Naomi …

_____ (2021-06-10). Jail Populations Back Up After COVID-19. popularresistance.org It wasn't long after Matthew Reed shoplifted a $63 set of sheets from a Target in upstate New York that the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill. | Instead of serving a jail sentence, he stayed at home, his case deferred more than a year, as courts closed and jails nationwide dramatically reduced their populations to stop the spread of COVID-19. | But the numbers have begun creeping up again as courts are back in session and the world begins returning to a modified version of normal. It's worrying criminal justice reformers who argue that the past year proved there is no need to keep so many peo…

Staff (2021-06-10). UN Human Rights Committee Calls for Suspension of Alex Saab's Extradition. orinocotribune.com On June 8, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee asked the Government of Cape Verde to suspend the extradition of Venezuelan diplomat and businessman Alex Saab while the international body is analyzing the case. | The committee's resolution includes a series of measures requested to Cape Verde to guarantee Saab's human rights, including access to independent medical professionals chosen by him to assess his health condition that, according to his legal team and relatives, has been deteriorating over the course of his detention. The Venezuelan diplomat is suffering from stomach cancer and has been denied…

Dennis Broe (2021-06-10). Portuguese fascist prison novel speaks to the incarceration experience everywhere. peoplesworld.org There are many calls today for abolishing the police or, in actuality, establishing a downsized police force and allowing social workers to respond to calls for help not with a badge and a gun but with an understanding of the problems that plague troubled and impoverished communities. The same can be said for prisons, where, …

Gloria Rubac (2021-06-10). Arizona ready to use Nazi death-camp gas in executions. workers.org Anti-death penalty campaigners protest outside the prison in Florence, Ariz., where Joseph Wood was executed July 23, 2014. In the United States, where support for state-sponsored executions has been dropping for the last decade, where fewer people are being condemned to die and where fewer executions are being carried out, . . . |

Editor (2021-06-10). Support a Marxist voice for LGBTQ2S+ rights. workers.org New York City Pride, 2019 For over half a century, Workers World newspaper has covered the global struggle to end all forms of discrimination, persecution and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and gender-nonconforming communities. WW has consistently backed up our activist coverage with analysis. In the early 1970s, . . . |

Anonymous007 (2021-06-10). Three Palestinians, Including Two Security Officers Killed By Israeli Troops In West Bank. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians, including two security officers, in a shootout that erupted in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin. | It reportedly happened in an overnight raid by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on June 9 into June 10th. | Lt. Adham Elewi and Cpt. Taysir Isa worked for the military intelligence service, and Gamil Mahmud al-Amuri was a Palestinian who had previously served time in Israeli prison, the agency reported. | Israe…

Christopher Black (2021-06-10). The Copenhagen Summit for Democracy: the new Nazis. mronline.org In an opening video, still on their website inviting people to attend, Rasmussen claims that the USA is the "defender of democracy" against oppression and then immediately cited Belarus, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Taiwan as places where 'democracy is under threat." | June 10, 2021…

Editor2 (2021-06-10). UN Committee Rules on Detention of Venezuelan Diplomat Saab. orinocotribune.com 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. In addition, Cabo Verde was requested to take all necessary measures to ensure access to appropriate health care for him. | "Pursuant to Rule 94 of the Committee's rules of procedure, the state party [Cabo Verde] has been requested to refrain from extraditing Mr. Alex Nain Saab Morán to the United States of America while his case is under review by the Committee or until further notice," read…

El Faro English (2021-06-10). OPINION: Our Father Is a Prisoner of Conscience in Guatemala. latinorebels.com For the last five years of our lives, we've not been able to hug him and say: "Have a good day, Dad."

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: Protests denounce murder of Winston Smith, resist dismantling of George Floyd Square. 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 killing of 32-year-old Black man Winston Boogie Smith, Jr. in the afternoon by U.S. Marshals. Shortly after 4: 00 am, city workers told organizers …

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 …

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…

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.

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 …

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.

WSWS (2021-06-09). The American working class must come to Assange's defence! wsws.org WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been subjected to more than a decade of vicious uninterrupted persecution by the imperialist powers. He is currently in London's Belmarsh maximum-security prison, fighting extradition to the US.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-09). Algerian legal fraternity protests detention of lawyer-activist Abderaouf Arslane. peoplesdispatch.org Abderaouf Arslane is in pre-trial detention since May 25 on charges of being associated with the banned Islamist Rachad movement. His supporters say he is being persecuted for being part of the Hirak protests…

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