Daily Archives: June 17, 2021

2021-06-17: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-17). Al-Buraq Revolution: Legacy, Continuing Struggle and the Palestinian Prisoners' Movement. samidoun.net The following is a slightly updated version of the article originally published on 17 June 2017 by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The living legacy of Fouad Hijazi, Atta al-Zeer, Mohammed Jamjoum and the Buraq Revolution is deeply relevant today, especially as extremist Zionist forces engage in "flag marches" designed to declare full colonial control over all of Palestinian Jerusalem while chanting slogans like "Death to the Arabs." A very similar march sparked the uprising of 1929. The close ties between Zionism and British colonialism — which would eventually imprison 900 Palestinians an…

Staff (2021-06-17). Tucker Carlson, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz Suggest FBI Attacked Capitol. truthout.org The evolution — or devolution, if you will — of the right's January 6 narrative continues apace, but is steering toward strange waters. When it happened, it was deemed an appalling attack against the very fabric of democracy … but Donald Trump didn't like that, because the attackers were his people, and so the story began to change. It was antifa! Black Lives Matter protesters! No, that didn't stick. Wait, they were peaceful tourists! See how they stay within the ropes as they…

The Socialist Program (2021-06-17). The State as a Tool of Class Oppression. liberationnews.org Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss the Marxist theory of the state.

_____ (2021-06-17). Ethiopia: Tribalism Versus National Consciousness. popularresistance.org Nearly 554,000 people are sleeping on the streets in the US — 40% of them are Black. Of 2.3 million US prisoners, 34% are Black. However, the 06/01 quarterly report of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GlobalR2P) says that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the only human rights crisis in the Western hemisphere that warrants the attention of international law established by the United Nations. Those are just a few reasons to take its alarms about the ongoing human rights crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia, with a grain of salt or a hot pepper salad of skepticism. | A coalition of twelve NGOs, inc…

Staff (2021-06-17). Supreme Court Backs Catholic Foster Care Agency in LGBTQ Discrimination Case. truthout.org This morning the Supreme Court While it's crucial to consider the implications of this case — Fulton v. City of Philadelphia — for non-discrimination ru…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-17). 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

James Esseks (2021-06-17). Supreme Court Again Rejects a License to Discriminate. aclu.org Today the Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling that one taxpayer-funded religious agency in Philadelphia has a right to renew its contract to provide foster care services to the city, despite its unwillingness to comply with the city's non-discrimination requirement, because the city's contract had a mechanism for allowing individualized exceptions to its non-discrimination policy that it did not grant to that agency. Importantly, the court did not rule (as the agency asked) that there is a constitutional right for government contractors such as the foster care agency to discriminate in their work for the city…

WSWS (2021-06-17). UK: Johnson's mendacious defence of media "freedom", while Assange remains imprisoned. wsws.org That Johnson can tweet supposedly in defence of abused journalist Nicholas Watt while perpetrating the criminalisation of Assange speaks to the atrophying of any constituency for democratic rights within the bourgeoisie.

WSWS repost (2021-06-17). 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.

Schanelle Saldanha (2021-06-17). Lives First, Profits Later: How to Close the Global Vaccine Gap. aclu.org Here in the United States, many are finally seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. More than 60 percent of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and the vaccine is now available to anyone over the age of 12. However, across the world we see a stark contrast to this American experience. Today, Africa only accounts for 1 percent of the world's vaccine administration, and much of Asia and South America are struggling to even acquire access to the vaccines. This alarmingly high discrepancy in vaccine access and administration around the world, known as the global vaccine gap, is…

Nicole Ozer (2021-06-17). Grassroots Activists are Leading the Fight to Stop Face Recognition. It's Time for Congress to Step Up, Too. aclu.org Tech companies and police forces would like us to believe that there is nothing we can do to stop harmful surveillance technologies like face recognition. We reject that narrative. Across the country, coalitions of community-based organizations are fighting back to protect our communities and our lives — and winning. | Today, many ACLU affiliates are proud to join 70 grassroots partners from across the United States to

_____ (2021-06-17). New Report: ICE Records On Gynecological Abuse. popularresistance.org Washington — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement failed to properly monitor informed consent protocols used by a doctor accused of performing non-consensual gynecological procedures on women detained at Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, according to a new report published today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the National Immigration Project and Project South. The report also highlights other longstanding problems and systemic oversight failures that are currently the focus of several federal investigations of the facility. | For years, advocates raised concerns about t…

_____ (2021-06-17). Putin-Biden Summit 'Seems Thin'. popularresistance.org The results of the Putin-Biden summit today in Geneva seem to be thin. The meetings were expected to last for 4 to 5 hours but ended after little more than 2 hours. | During his press conference President Vladimir Putin said that the talks were constructive. He lauded Biden as very experienced politician and said that they had two hours of face time. | There were a few results: | The ambassadors of both sides, who had been recalled from Washington and Moscow, will return to their posts. | There will be new expert rounds about cybersecurity. | There may be talks about an exchange of prisoners. | There will be new…

Cindy Boskofsky (2021-06-17). 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.

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-17). The Campaign against Ivermectin: WHO's Chief Scientist Served with Legal Notice for Disinformation and Suppression of Evidence. globalresearch.ca First published on …

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

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-16). Israeli forces attack Palestinians during far-right Flag March and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at Israel's latest airstrikes on Gaza and the far-right Israeli "March of Flags" in Jerusalem, the release of former NSA contractor and whistleblower Reality Winner from prison, the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic across Africa amid widespread vaccine shortages, and the results of the phase 3 trials of the US-based Novavax company's Covid-19 vaccine.

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.

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.

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…

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

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.

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

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-16). The Soweto Uprising and the Long Road to Justice. libya360.wordpress.com Steve Lalla On June 16, 1976, the Soweto Uprising began in Soweto Township, Johannesburg, South Africa. Three days of students strikes and widespread demonstrations brought international attention to the injustices of white supremacist rule. The 1976 Uprising was partly a visceral popular reaction to the oppression and dispossession of the colonial system and the apartheid…

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."

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