Daily Archives: June 18, 2021

2021-06-18: News Headlines

Andrew Emett (2021-06-18). Former correctional officers sentenced to prison for assaulting inmate. nationofchange.org "The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Tennessee will continue to prioritize the criminal prosecution of public employees who violate the civil rights of others."

Azadeh Shahshahani (2021-06-18). ICE Shut Down One Gruesome Detention Center—Then Transferred Immigrants to Another. progressive.org Georgia's Irwin Detention Center, where immigrant women were subjected to forced sterilization, is finally closing down. Now, ICE is moving detained immigrants to a private prison with a record of human rights abuses.

Emiliano Falcon-Morano (2021-06-18). Sidewalk: The Next Frontier Of Amazon's Surveillance Infrastructure. aclu.org Amazon has doubled down on its private surveillance infrastructure by With this initiative, Amazon is once more confirming that its true allegiances do no…

Joe Glenton (2021-06-18). Civil liberties group takes aim at the secret dossiers internet firms keep on all of us. thecanary.co Civil liberties activists will sue global advertisers and social media giants who keep secret dossiers of our private information. The Irish Council For Civil Liberties (ICCL) It is claimed the dossiers can include financial and mental health information, and "even whether our children have special needs". | Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter are targets of the lawsuit, as well as Verizon, AT&T and the entire online advertising…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-18). 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

Andrew Wright (2021-06-18). Michigan lawmakers make pilgrimage to Arizona for voter suppression tips. peoplesworld.org After recently having introduced 39 bills that restrict voters' rights in the Senate, Republican lawmakers from Michigan traveled to Arizona to "visit" the 2020 Election audit. What they're really up to is learning the means and methods of voter suppression. Maricopa County is the site of the ballot count, where workers have already tallied over …

Global Research News (2021-06-18). Selected Articles: The Campaign Against Ivermectin: WHO's Chief Scientist Served with Legal Notice for Disinformation and Suppression of Evidence. globalresearch.ca By War against the Soviet Union was what Hitler had wanted from the beginning. He had already made this very …

Editor2 (2021-06-18). 'They're Trying to Kill Assange Because he Spoke the Truth': Roger Waters Calls on Biden to End 'Disgusting' Sham Prosecution. orinocotribune.com With the brother and father of the jailed WikiLeaks co-founder on a US tour to raise awareness of Julian Assange's plight, legendary Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters challenged Joe Biden to end the journalist's prosecution. | Assange's father John Shipton and brother Gabriel are traveling across the US this month to press the Biden administration to drop its charges, and highlight the threat to worldwide press freedom this prosecution poses. Joining them in New York this week was Roger Waters, who told RT on Friday why he's fighting for Assange. | "He is being held up as an example: Keep your mouth shut or this w…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-06-18). Julian Assange Rots in Jail as U.S. Slaughters First Amendment. counterpunch.org Years pass, and journalist Julian Assange languishes in a British jail. His crime? Truthful reporting of U.S. military atrocities in Iraq, reporting that sparked a lust for vengeance among U.S. politicos and military men. With Assange, the American empire would manage what imperialists couldn't with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who slipped through their fingers by wisely

WSWS repost (2021-06-18). 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.

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. (2021-06-18). Without Social, Economic, and Political Equality, There is No Freedom. aclu.org While preparing for our Juneteenth celebration at Carnegie Hall this year, I re-read General Order No. 3, presented by General Granger in Galveston, Tex. on June 19, 1865. This order famously communicated to Texans news of the Emancipation Proclamation: all enslaved people were to be freed. I observed that the order combines two elements that only the Creator could grant. From a prophetic perspective, although the proclamation of freedom was from the president of the United States, only God can grant freedom and absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves. Cons…

Ellen Glover (2021-06-18). 50 Years Later, End the War on Drugs. counterpunch.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

_____ (2021-06-18). What does the Museum of Modern Art have to do with Palestinian oppression? popularresistance.org The movement, which began in early April, is non-hierarchical and comprises a fluctuating network of working groups and other social justice organizations. While it seeks solidarity with the museum's employees, the movement is not composed of or affiliated with members of MoMA's staff — though at least one artist affiliated with the museum has canceled a program to support the strike.

Cindy Boskofsky (2021-06-18). 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.

_____ (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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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

_____ (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…

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.

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.

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…

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 …

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