Daily Archives: June 14, 2021

2021-06-14: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-14). Launching "Souli", a new Palestinian song. samidoun.net Samidoun thanks this group of dedicated and revolutionary Palestinian artists in occupied Palestine and the diaspora who cooperated together to complete the song ÿµŸàŸÑŸä — Souli (leaping advance), which we dedicate in turn to the Palestinian people and their supporters everywhere, and to the Palestinian prisoners' liberation movement imprisoned in Zionist and imperialist jails. This song is part of the Palestinian heritage and reality of cultural struggle and resistance until liberation and return, for all of Palestine, from the river to the sea. Lyrics: Khaled B…

Staff (2021-06-14). Over 3,100 Palestinians detained by Israeli occupation in May 2021: Prisoners' associations report. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoners' rights and human rights institutions, the Prisoners' Affairs Commission, Palestinian Prisoners' Society, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and the Wadi Hilweh Information Center — Jerusalem, issued their monthly report on Sunday, 13 June, detailing the latest statistics and reports on Israeli repression targeting Palestinian detainees. The report covers key issues in the current uprising in Palestine, including ongoing violations and abuses by occupation forces, and documents specific cases followed by the institutions that prepared the report. The report is trans…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-14). The Laura Flanders Show: What's next for trans liberation? roarmag.org Trans liberation is the latest front line in the struggle for civil rights. | In their new documentary, Disclosure, director Sam Feder and producer Amy Scholder use over a century's worth of film to show that trans identities have long been at the center of our collective cultural history. They join four-time Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer Laverne Cox in a groundbreaking conversation with Laura on how trans people are reclaiming their stories and transforming the power structures in Hollywood. They describe the experience of assembling the first majority trans film crew and interviewing an incre…

The Canary (2021-06-14). Fears for migrant children facing 'detention' at Dover. thecanary.co There are fears that unaccompanied child migrants arriving in Dover will be "detained" at a controversial facility, after Kent County Council announced it cannot take in any more. | Large numbers of migrant children travelling to the UK on small boats has led to a repeat of the "unthinkable" situation, where the council says its resources are "significantly overwhelmed". | The announcement came as more people allegedly reached Dover on Monday morning. The high numbers of English Channel crossings in May and June look set continue. | No new resolution: | On Thursday, Kent County council leader Roger Gough…

Staff (2021-06-14). Pentagon Papers at 50: Daniel Ellsberg on Risking Life in Jail to Expose U.S. Lies About Vietnam War. democracynow.org Fifty years ago this week, The New York Times began publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers — 7,000 pages of top-secret documents outlining the Pentagon's secret history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam since the 1940s. The leak exposed years of government lies about the war, revealed that even top officials believed it was unwinnable, and would end up helping to end the Vietnam War and lead to a major victory for press freedom. The Times exposé was based on documents secretly photocopied by Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo, who both worked as Pentagon consultants at the RAND Corporation. Ellsberg, who ha…

Miko Peled (2021-06-14). Where Infrastructure Means Prisons: A Drive into the Naqab and the Illusion of Israeli Democracy. mintpressnews.com Out of close to 250,000 Palestinian Beduin in the Naqab, about half live in "unrecognized villages." This means they get no roads, no electricity or running water, no schools or medical facilities — no services at all.

Juni Hanna (2021-06-14). Medical neglect kills prisoners in Washington state. liberationnews.org Ignoring cancer symptoms in prisons works effectively as a death sentence for these inmates.

Staff (2021-06-14). The latest on the deadly effects of COVID-19 in prisons. therealnews.com Ever since COVID-19 came to the United States, its been ravaging prisons in this country. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Kathryn M. Nowotny tell Rattling the Bars' Eddie Conway that vaccines seem to be helping to slow infection rates, however it's hard to know for sure because of lingering issues with transparency inside of prisons.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-14). Where Infrastructure Means Prisons: A Drive into the Naqab and the Illusion of Israeli Democracy. libya360.wordpress.com Miko Peled THE NAQAB, PALESTINE — As I was preparing to leave Palestine, I found it harder to fall asleep. I spent the last few days in Jerusalem, mostly walking between the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah in the north and Silwan in the south, crossing through the alleys of the Old City on the way….

Jason Ditz (2021-06-14). Afghan Interior Ministry Arrests Tribal Elders Who Mediate With Taliban. news.antiwar.com In all but the largest cities, Afghanistan is organized around a strong sense of tribalism, with tribal elders holding a position of prominence almost everywhere. It is not an exaggeration to say that in small villages, the elders are more influential than the government. | After decades of war, and Afghanistan being what it is, many groups have come to rely on tribal elders to mediate local disputes with the Taliban, or to organize aid operations and prisoner exchanges that otherwise aren't possible. | And this being Afghanistan, someone's going to ruin a rare perk that has been discovered in the war-torn mes…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-14). Afghan Interior Ministry Arrests Tribal Elders Who Mediate With Taliban. news.antiwar.com In all but the largest cities, Afghanistan is organized around a strong sense of tribalism, with tribal elders holding a position of prominence almost everywhere. It is not an exaggeration to say that in small villages, the elders are more influential than the government. | After decades if war, and Afghanistan being what it is, many groups have come to rely on tribal elders to mediate local disputes with the Taliban, or to organize aid operations and prisoner exchanges that otherwise weren't possible. | And this being Afghanistan, someone's going to ruin a rare perk that has been discovered in the war-torn me…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-06-14). Stop punishing Palestinians for resisting oppression. electronicintifada.net Israel's siege and wars have many accomplices.

Emily Dindial (2021-06-14). Taxation by Citation. aclu.org Last week, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law a bill to

Fight Back (2021-06-14). Chicago Palestinian community holds sit-in at U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – About 25 Palestinian community organizers, members and allies, led by the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), filled Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's office, June 10 to demand she support HR 2590, the Palestinian Children and Families Act. If passed, the bill would end U.S. military aid to Israel used for the imprisonment of children, the demolition of homes or annexation of Palestinian land. | When the protesters asked to speak with Representative Schakowsky they were told she was too busy to answer the phone. The protesters began to sit and started to chant "Hey Jan, what do you say? Su…

Andrew Emett (2021-06-14). Chicago cop arrested for storming Capitol building. nationofchange.org The charges against Officer Karol Chwiesiuk each carry up to a year in prison if convicted.

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-14). Ivermectin: WHO's Chief Scientist Served with Legal Notice for Disinformation and Suppression of Evidence. dissidentvoice.org On 25 May 2021, the Indian Bar Association (IBA) served a 51-page legal notice on Dr Soumya Swaminathan, the Chief Scientist at the World Health Organisation (WHO), for "her act of spreading disinformation and misguiding the people of India, in order to fulfil her agenda." The Mumbai-based IBA is an association of lawyers who strive …

Kerry Eleveld (2021-06-14). Manchin's insistence on bipartisan voting protections is ludicrous. zcomm.org The center's examination of the 24 state-level voting restriction laws enacted as of early June proves the suppression efforts have been an almost exclusively Republican enterprise…

_____ (2021-06-13). New Jersey Activists Halted Two Deportations. popularresistance.org The Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey has been the site of recurring actions in solidarity with detained immigrants. On Tuesday, June 8, one such action ended with cops arresting 14 protesters who were trying to peacefully stop a deportation. | 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…

_____ (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). California Reparations Committee Confronts Harms Of Slavery. popularresistance.org For more than three decades, Black members of Congress have introduced legislation to study the lasting harms of slavery on African Americans, and propose remedies. Year after year, the federal proposal languished. | Now, California is going it alone. | This month, California's first-in-the-nation task force to study reparations met for the first time, kicking off a two-year process to study the consequences of slavery and systemic racism against African Americans in California. | The reparations committee of nine prominent lawyers, academics, politicians, religious and civil rights leaders — many of whom a…

_____ (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). How To Wreck A Black Nation In The Age Of 'Black Lives Matter'. popularresistance.org Folks, having spent much time navigating my way through the twilight zone that is American Foreign Policy, I feel compelled to share with you all how the cynical (but very real) game of sabotaging and undermining a large African country is played while loudly proclaiming that Black Lives Matter. Here is the international playbook. Note, this playbook requires meticulous alignment and careful coordination amongst vicious terrorist groups, their trolls, paid Washington DC lobbyists, US and European Union (EU) government officials, major western media outlets, UN agencies, and Amnesty International. It seems impossi…

Editor2 (2021-06-13). How to Wreck a Black Nation in the Age of 'Black Lives Matter'. orinocotribune.com By Taytu Bitul — Jun 9,2021 | Today's colonialists recruit Black politicians and Black terrorist groups who are willing to play along. | "The 'poor hapless victim TPLF' narrative quickly evolved into the 'genocide in Tigray' narrative." | Folks, having spent much time navigating my way through the twilight zone that is American Foreign Policy, I feel compelled to share with you all how the cynical (but very real) game of sabotaging and undermining a large African country is played while loudly proclaiming that Black Lives Matter. Here is the international playbook. Note, this playbook requires meticulous ali…

_____ (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…

Staff (2021-06-13). Six Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against imprisonment without charge or trial. samidoun.net There are currently six Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails on open hunger strike, demanding their release from Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial under "administrative detention" orders. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner demands their immediate release, an end to the policy of administrative detention, and freedom for all Palestinian prisoners. Ghadanfar Abu Atwan has been on hunger strike for 40 days to demand his freedom; he is joined by Khader Adnan, former long-time hunger striker, who has been on hunger strike for 15 days, as well as Amer al-Shami and Yousef al-Amer, on hunger strike for…

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…

Staff (2021-06-13). 15 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…

Editorial Team (2021-06-13). Tories streamline school-to-prison pipeline. challenge-magazine.org Georgina Andrews is a member of the YCL's Birmingham branch | In recent months, protesters across the nation have taken to the streets to challenge the Tory government's planned Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. The Tories' aim to clamp down on our right to protest, to enhance police powers, and to criminalise Traveller communities and homeless people. | Yet, one alarming aspect of the Bill appears to have flown under the radar — government blueprints for 'secure schools'. | The Bill is designed to make establishing and operating a secure school, in which children would be imprisoned, a "charitab…

_____ (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."

_____ (2021-06-13). United Kingdom: Members Of Parliament Call On Joe Biden To Free Assange. popularresistance.org Twenty-four members of Parliament have called on President Joe Biden to drop the U.S. pursuit of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. | A letter from the MPs was sent to Biden on Friday as the president attends the G-7 summit in Cornwall. | It takes aim at Biden's predecessor for indicting Assange and calls on the president "to drop this prosecution." | "We hope that your administration will become a staunch ally of all those working to roll back the shadow of criminalisation against journalists," the letter says, citing the U.S. First Amendment. | The letter points out that as vice president in 2011 Bi…

Robin McCall (2021-06-13). Lawsuit Claims Merck's Gardasil Papilloma Virus Vaccine Caused Severe Injuries to Teen. globalresearch.ca First published on August 24, 2020 | It is vitally important to acknowledge that the same so-called "experts" in the medical/academic/scientific community, many of whom have serious undisclosed financial conflicts of interest at the NIH, the CDC, the NIAID, the FDA, …

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