Daily Archives: June 13, 2021

2021-06-13: News Headlines

_____ (2021-06-13). New Jersey Activists Halted Two Deportations. popularresistance.org The 14 people arrested had camped out at the Bergen County Jail the previous night to try and stop the deportation of Marvin Jerezano Peña, a father from Red Bank, New Jersey who migrated from Mexico to the United States as a child. He had been arrested by ICE and was being held for marijuana possession, something now fully legal in the state. Nevertheless, ICE planned to deport Peña.

_____ (2021-06-13). How to Wreck a Black Nation In the Age of "Black Lives Matter" popularresistance.org Today you play a more nuanced game and you recruit Black politicians and Black terrorist groups who are willing to play along. Obfuscate, confuse, confound, so as to hide your true intentions, that is how you play the game in this day and age.

_____ (2021-06-13). United Kingdom: Members Of Parliament Call On Joe Biden To Free Assange. popularresistance.org "Our countries are … increasingly confronted with the contradiction of advocating for press freedom abroad while holding Mr. Assange for years in the UK's most notorious prison at the request of the US government," the letter says. "We appeal to you to drop this prosecution, an act that would be a clarion call for freedom that would echo around the globe."

Staff (2021-06-13). Take action 12-19 June: Week of Action to Free Georges Abdallah. samidoun.net Join the international week of action between 12 and 19 June for the liberation of Georges Abdallah! Georges Abdallah is a Lebanese Communist struggler for Palestinian liberation imprisoned in France since 1984 and the longest-held political prisoner in Europe. The call for this international week of action was launched by the Unitary Campaign for the Liberation of Georges Abdallah and supported by a joint appeal signed by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, alongside many other organizations, emphasizes that "Your release is our determination and our commitment,…

Staff (2021-06-13). 13 June, Austin, TX: Demand freedom for Georges Abdallah — Art party and solidarity video. samidoun.net First event: Sunday, 13 June 3 pm Chestnut Pocket Park, Austin TX Second event: Tuesday, 15 June 6: 30 pm Mueller Park Austin, TX More info: www.instagram.com/p/CQBwOZLFNfS/ Join PSC (the Palestine Solidarity Committee of Austin, TX) and Red Aid as we gather to create a solidarity video for the international week of action (called by Pour la Libération de Georges Abdallah) to demand that France release Georges Abdallah, the Lebanese freedom fighter for Palestine and Europe's oldest political prisoner. George has been eligible for release since 1999 and between 2004 and 2020, nine of his parole requests hav…

_____ (2021-06-13). US Compels Small African Country To Imprison Venezuelan Diplomat. popularresistance.org Upon landing in Cabo Verde, Saab was forcibly removed from the plane, imprisoned, and held under torturous conditions. A year later, Saab, who is a lawfully appointed diplomatic agent of Venezuela, remains illegally imprisoned and is fighting extradition to the US. | Saab faces US charges with a maximum penalty of 160 years imprisonment. To put Saab's potential sentence into perspective, the reportedly rogue Cabo Verde soldier who murdered eleven in the 2016 Monte Tchota massacre on the Cape Verdean island of Santiago received a 35-year sentence. | Although Saab had not violated any law in Cabo Verde, the US has…

Daniel Espinosa (2021-06-12). Will right-wing Peruvian demagogue Keiko Fujimori burn the country down before accepting defeat? thegrayzone.com Despite a wave of anti-communist propaganda and mysterious "terrorist" massacre, leftist teacher Pedro Castillo has triumphed in Peru's presidential election. But his right-wing rival refuses to accept the results. LIMA, PERU — Keiko Fujimori, the political heiress to the jailed Peruvian former dictator Alberto Fujimori, appears to have lost her third election in a row. This time, she has been defeated by Pedro Castillo, a leftist teacher from the rural Andes who narrowly leads in a deliberately delayed poll. Facing …

Eds. (2021-06-12). 'Release the Bhima Koregaon 16 Immediately': Nobel Laureates, EU MPs Write to Indian Authorities. mronline.org The signatories, including Noam Chomsky and Olga Tokarczuk, sought that the temporary order to release prisoners in light of COVID-19 be applied to these political prisoners as well. | June 12, 2021…

The Canary (2021-06-12). Jeremy Corbyn among 24 MPs urging Joe Biden to drop Assange extradition bid. thecanary.co A group of British MPs have written to the US president urging him to drop his administration's attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. | An open letter to Joe Biden, who's in the UK for the G7 summit, said dropping the prosecution would be a "clarion call for freedom". | Assange is being detained in Belmarsh prison in London. Meanwhile the US continues an attempt to extradite him over the activities of WikiLeaks. | Joe Biden at the G7 summit (Leon Neal/PA) | Dangerous precedent: | The MPs said they'd hoped Biden's victory might be the occasion to draw a line under the prosecution. | They a…

Roger D. Harris (2021-06-12). US Compels Small African Country to Imprison Venezuelan Diplomat. dissidentvoice.org 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, …

teleSUR (2021-06-12). Argentina Sentences to Prison Five Ex-Repressors for Murder. telesurenglish.net San Martin's Federal Oral Court sentenced five ex Armed Forces' intelligence officers to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity committed between 1978-1980 against members of the guerrilla organization "Motoneros." | RELATED: | The defendants were sentenced for murder with malice aforethought, unlawful deprivation of liberty, and aggravated torment of 94 victims in the "Campo de Mayo" military base, where a clande…

| teleSUR (2021-06-12). Argentina Sentences to Prison Five Ex-Repressors for Murder. telesurenglish.net San Martin's Federal Oral Court sentenced five ex Armed Forces' intelligence officers to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity committed between 1978-1980 against members of the guerrilla organization "Motoneros." RELATED:

WSWS (2021-06-12). Monarchist linked to France's far-right Action franàßaise slaps Macron. wsws.org On Thursday, a Valence court jailed Damien Tarel for 18 months, 14 of them suspended, for having slapped President Emmanuel Macron in the face.

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