Daily Archives: June 16, 2021

2021-06-16: News Headlines

A Guest Author (2021-06-16). The case of Alex Saab. workers.org By Sara Flounders and Roger D. Harris Facing the possible extradition to the U.S. of a Venezuelan diplomat on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab on June 3 flew to Cabo Verde, where Saab is imprisoned. This island archipelago . . . |

Kellie Carter Jackson (2021-06-16). The United States' First Civil Rights Movement. thenation.com The United States' First Civil Rights Movement…

Robert Penner, Myles White (2021-06-16). Sheriffs kill two in Racine, Wisconsin, county jail. liberationnews.org Over the course of four days, two people have died while in the custody of the sheriff while being held in the Racine, Wisconsin, county jail.

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-16). 6/15/21 Israel Bombs Gaza, Palestine Breaking Cease Fire. indybay.org The 4th largest military in the world thanks to US taxpayers giving $4 billion a year above the table to the American military base, apartheid settler colony known as Israel is at this moment bombing the open air prison known as Gaza, a part of Palestine, which population of 1.7 million is 45% children, and has no military and no air raid shelters. See twitter.com/hashtag/FreePalestine?src=hashtag_click | twitter.com/hashtag/SaveGaza?src=hashtag_click

WSWS (2021-06-16). New York Times marks 50 years since Pentagon Papers, ignoring persecution of Julian Assange. wsws.org The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government's lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.

WSWS repost (2021-06-16). NYT marks 50 years since Pentagon Papers, ignoring persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government's lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ellen Glover (2021-06-16). 50 Years Later, End the War on Drugs. otherwords.org Fifty years ago this month, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a "full scale attack" on drug use. It was the beginning of the War on Drugs. | Nixon — and many presidents since — promised the War on Drugs would save lives. Trillions of dollars later, incarceration and preventable overdose deaths have skyrocketed and continue to rise. | After generations of broken lives, broken families, and broken dreams, we must end it now. | Nixon's War on Drugs turned out to be a war on people. Once he saw there was no political benefit in drug treatment, he declared "an all-out war on the drug menac…

_____ (2021-06-16). Alta Mesa Executives Ignored Their Engineers and Mislead Investors. popularresistance.org In April, a judge ruled that a lawsuit filed by former investors in the shale oil company Alta Mesa could proceed. Their case alleges multiple instances of fraud and reveals that not only did engineers in the company warn executives that they were lying to investors about oil production estimates but that executives went on to ignore those warnings.

Peter Certo (2021-06-16). In OtherWords: June 16, 2021. otherwords.org This month marks the 50th anniversary of the war on drugs, an institution so ingrained that many of us grew up without ever realizing it was a policy choice. But even after five decades of gargantuan investments in policing, penalties, and prisons, fatal drug overdoses still hit an all time high last year. | Clearly, Ellen Grover argues this week, there are better ways to protect public health — and much damage to repair besides. Years ago, Joe Biden staked much of his career on the drug war. Now, Ellen argues, he must end it. | This month also marks the anniversary of Ronald Reagan's death. The former pres…

WSWS (2021-06-16). Four asylum seekers accused of starting Moria refugee camp fire handed 10-year prison sentences. wsws.org The asylum seekers' lawyers denounced the convictions as a "parody of justice" and a "decision of the state."

Cindy Boskofsky (2021-06-16). Should A Mother Of 5 In Prison Since 1996 Die In Prison Over $260? indybay.org Grant CLEMENCY to TAMARA LLAMAS, mom of 5, serving sentences for crimes she DIDN'T commit.

Spirit2all (2021-06-16). Video: Prison Quarantine Camp at London's Heathrow Airport. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

L. Ali Khan (2021-06-16). China's Flawed Claims to Internal Sovereignty. counterpunch.org In 2019, a U.N. report analyzed China's Counter-Terrorism Law as applied to the residents of Xinjiang. The report asserted that the reeducation facilities, also known as "vocational training centers," are effectively detention camps because of their coercive nature. The Chinese authorities have forced between 1 million to 1.5 million Uighurs into these facilities. There are

W. T. Whitney (2021-06-15). Astounding Victory in Peru of Socialist Candidate for President. counterpunch.org In voting on June 6, Pedro Castillo, candidate of the Perú Libre (Free Peru) political party, defeated three-time presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, daughter of imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori. Five days later, with all votes counted, Castillo claimed a victory margin of 69,546 votes, or 50.2 % of the votes. Keiko Fujimori, who gained 49.8% of all votes, is charging fraud and demanding that 200,000 votes from rural areas be recounted.

_____ (2021-06-15). US Abduction Of Venezuelan Diplomat, A Global Challenge. popularresistance.org With the possible extradition of a Venezuelan diplomat to the US on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab was quickly dispatched to Cabo Verde, where he is imprisoned. This island archipelago nation off the west coast of Africa is one of the smallest, poorest, and geographically isolated countries in the world. | The international human rights delegation did not gain Alex Saab's freedom. They were even denied a visit with him. But breakthroughs were made raising the visibility of the case, which involves enormous political, legal, and moral i…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-15). AFL-CIO leader: No coincidence unions and voting rights under attack simultaneously. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Labor's strong campaign to preserve and strengthen voting rights, joined by those of civil rights, religious, and civic allies, took center stage at a key session of the AFL-CIO's Northeast Regional meeting for union leaders and activists. But speakers, including federation Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the keynoter, didn't neglect other causes, especially the Protect the …

Fight Back (2021-06-15). Minneapolis march honors murdered protester Deona Marie Erickson. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 1500 community members gathered at Girard Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis, June 14, for a "March in Honor of Deona Marie," organized by Black Lives Matter Minnesota. The night before, Deona Marie Erickson was killed by a driver who attacked protesters demanding justice for Winston Smith. | Just before midnight on Sunday, June 13, Nicholas Kraus plowed through parked cars barricading the street where community members were gathered. Witnesses report that he was going 100 miles per hour and accelerated as he approached the protest. They say that the barricade of cars saved many lives. One o…

Fight Back (2021-06-15). Minneapolis march honors murdered protester Deona Marie Erickson. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 1500 community members gathered at Girard Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis, June 14, for a "March in Honor of Deona Marie," organized by Black Lives Matter Minnesota. The night before, Deona Marie Erickson was killed by a driver who attacked protesters demanding justice for Winston Smith. | Just before midnight on Sunday, June 13, Nicholas Kraus plowed through parked cars barricading the street where community members were gathered. Witnesses report that he was going 100 miles per hour and accelerated as he approached the protest. They say that the barricade of cars saved many lives. One o…

The Socialist Program (2021-06-15). Biden Appeals for Imperialist United Front at G7. liberationnews.org The panel discusses the G7 summit and its leaders' hypocritical rhetoric about human rights and democracy, the fight against police brutality and the suppression of the movement against racism, the latest attacks on Ilhan Omar, and more.

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2021-06-15). Mumia Abu-Jamal pays tribute to Ramsey Clark. workers.org Mumia Abu-Jama The following June 3 statement was read at the June 13 webinar honoring the life and legacy of the late Ramsey Clark, founder of the International Action Center. Prison Radio transcribed the audio message. The life of Ramsey Clark took turns and crossings that most people never see, . . . |

Anonymous103 (2021-06-15). Putin: Humanitarian Aid In Syria Must Be Provided Without Discrimination. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that the process of providing humanitarian aid in Syria must be carried out for all residents of the country without discrimination, and that it must be conducted through the country's central government. | Putin's statement came during an interview with the American channel "NBC", in which he said: "Unfortunately, too many tragedies have occurred in Syria, and all our measures in general must aim…

Alethea Redfern (2021-06-15). The Weekly Round-Up: "Freedom Day" delayed. ukhumanrightsblog.com In this week's round-up: legal commentators criticise the "Freedom Day" delays, a gender-critical belief employment discrimination case, and a decision on the Zambrano right to reside.

Staff (2021-06-15). Reality Winner's Release From Federal Prison Met With Calls for Full Pardon. truthout.org Press freedom advocates were among those celebrating the release of former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner on Monday after her attorney announced Winner had been transferred from federal prison to a halfway house. | Alison Grinter Allen, Winner's lawyer, Winner's release was not part of a commutation but was the resul…

Daniel Ellsberg (2021-06-15). Pentagon Papers at 50. zcomm.org Daniel Ellsberg on Risking Life in Jail to Expose U.S. Lies About Vietnam War…

Vera Eidelman (2021-06-15). The Problem With Censoring Political Speech Online — Including Trump's. aclu.org In January, many online platforms decided they no longer wanted to host President Trump's speech. Google, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media services announced they would no longer distribute Trump's hateful, demeaning, outrageous speech or anything else he might have to say. Many people were pleased. Others, including the ACLU,

teleSUR (2021-06-15). Guatemala: Mayans Reclaiming Their Land Remain in Detention. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's Center for Legal Action on Human Rights (CALDH) demanded the immediate release of 21 people from the Chicoyoguito community. | Related: | They were arrested a week ago at Coban Penal Center in the Alta Veraz department when they began a peaceful demonstration in defense of their territory. | The Mayan leaders demanded that Guatemala's state give them back ancestral lands stripped by the National Army 53 years ago for the installation of a military zone…

Tamara Nassar (2021-06-15). Israel kills Palestinian child as settlers steal land. electronicintifada.net Woman who was imprisoned by Israel fatally shot at checkpoint.

B Batchelor (2021-06-15). DISCOURSE ON WHY INMATES EXIT PRISON WORSE THAN WHEN THEY WENT IN. thenation.com DISCOURSE ON WHY INMATES EXIT PRISON WORSE THAN WHEN THEY WENT IN…

Melody Fonseca (2021-06-15). Where is the State of Emergency? zcomm.org How do we manage that rage and indignation and re-channel them as something liberatory against systems of oppression, not in a way that reinforces those systems?

Cindy Boskofsky (2021-06-15). Should A Mother Of 5 In Prison Since 1996 Die In Prison Over $260? indybay.org Grant CLEMENCY to TAMARA LLAMAS, mom of 5, serving sentences for crimes she DIDN'T commit.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Maruti Suzuki worker jailed for life on frame-up charges dies due to authorities' negligence—a victim of ruling class justice. wsws.org Indian authorities are directly responsible for the death of the worker-militant Jiyalal at just 35 years of age, having callously refused to provide him with proper medical care even after his cancer diagnosis.

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