Daily Archives: June 19, 2021

2021-06-19: News Headlines

The Lancet (2021-06-19). [Editorial] Protecting refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com This World Refugee Day, June 20, coincides with 70 years of the 1951 Refugee Convention, a multilateral treaty that shaped the standards that provide the bedrock of international protection for refugees against discrimination and violation of their human rights. The COVID-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on the 26 ∑3 million refugees worldwide today. International guidelines and national programmes to curb transmission have not always considered the needs of refugees living in densely populated shelters without water and sanitation facilities.

Staff (2021-06-19). 19 June, Toulouse: Palestine Stand — Free Georges Abdallah! samidoun.net Saturday, June 19, 2021 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Metro Capitole Toulouse, France Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/226569835718031 As part of the international week of action for the liberation of Georges Abdallah , Collectif Palestine Vaincra is organizing a Palestine Stand at the exit of the Capitole metro station in Toulouse, France on Saturday June 19 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Lebanese communist and Palestinian resistance fighter, Georges Abdallah has been imprisoned in France since 1984 and eligible for release since 1999. He has become the longest-held political prisoner in Europe. To support him is to support the…

Staff (2021-06-19). 19 June, Manchester: Rally in Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners. samidoun.net Saturday, 19 June 12 pm Piccadilly Gardens Manchester, England Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1015380345870452/ Join us on the streets of Manchester in solidarity with Palestine, to demand the release of prisoners locked up by Israel and to build the boycott! Responding to the Samidoun call for action, we stand with the six hunger strikers and for the release of all political prisoners. As imperialism continues to back the Zionist state, we also demand the release of Issam Hijjawi, imprisoned by the British state and Georges Abdallah, locked up for four decades in a French jail. Victory to the Palestin…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-19). 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

The Canary (2021-06-19). Julian Assange's partner brands his incarceration 'intolerable and grotesque'. thecanary.co The partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has described his ongoing incarceration in one of England's highest security prisons as "intolerable and grotesque". | Intolerable: | Stella Moris and the couple's two young sons, Gabriel and Max, visited Assange in prison for the first time in eight months on the morning of Saturday 19 June. | Despite winning his long-running extradition battle in January against the US, Assange remains in HMP Belmarsh in south London pending the outcome of an appeal. | Moris stands with her children Gabriel and Max, as she speaks to the media outside Belmarsh Prison (Domin…

WSWS repost (2021-06-19). 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.

Staff (2021-06-19). 19 June, Berlin: Grup Yorum concert and demonstration for freedom. samidoun.net Saturday, 19 June 4: 00 pm Oranienplatz Berlin, Germany Resistance and revolutionary arts festival in the fight against fascism and Zionism — Berlin Samidoun invites you to take part in this popular, artistic festival with the revolutionary band "Grup Yorum" from Turkey. Members of this band have given their lives in hunger strikes for freedom and in solidarity with political prisoners in Turkey. Together, we celebrate revolutionary solidarity and common struggle against colonialism and fascism! We support Grup Yorum, who will present a number of their song about the Intifada and Palestinian resistance. Many…

Eds. (2021-06-19). Celebrating Pride Month: Honoring the movement to end discrimination against LGBTQ people amid record-breaking year for anti-trans laws. mronline.org June is Pride Month—a time set aside to honor the Stonewall uprising, which launched the movement to end discriminatory laws against LGBTQ people—and to remember the many important cultural and legislative victories since that pivotal summer in 1969. | June 19, 2021…

Christopher Blackwell (2021-06-19). The Prison Grievance System Is Broken and Unjust. progressive.org For incarcerated individuals, complaints about mistreatment often end up simply being ignored—or, at worst, lead to more punishment.

_____ (2021-06-19). Perverted Prison Justice. popularresistance.org There are common ways in which the prisoner is stymied in his attempt to file a complaint. The filing of every form is time sensitive. So the warden and others will withhold their responses, backdate them, and then send the responses to you so that you only have a day or two to respond. You can't possibly get it done in time, so it's dismissed as "not responsive in a timely fashion." You have no recourse because the federal courts have ruled that a prisoner must exhaust the "administrative complaint process" before going to the courts. But if the complaint is dismissed by the BOP as "not responsive" because of ti…

Ranjana Padhi (2021-06-19). Indian women rise up against Modi's Farm Bills. zcomm.org Women are turning the tide against the patriarchal oppression and agrarian distress that have often kept them from organizing actively in farmers' resistance…

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."

_____ (2021-06-18). Scheer Intelligence: The Second American Revolution. popularresistance.org Revolutions are traditionally marked by the year they began ‚Äï 1776, 1789, 1917, 1949 ‚Äï which elides the truth that it takes decades, sometimes centuries, for a radical break from the past to complete its tumultuous slow-fast processing through the sociopolitical fabric, with each challenge to the previous status quo just as likely to be rebuked as celebrated, undermined as enacted, co-opted as integrated. In this light, it may be more accurate to describe periodic progessive outbursts since the 1960s, from the Nuclear Freeze movement to Occupy to Black Lives Matter, as well as…

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.

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

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.

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…

W.T. Whitney Jr. (2021-06-18). Astounding Victory in Peru of Socialist Candidate for President. orinocotribune.com By W.T. Whitney Jr. — Jun 13, 2021 | In voting on June 6, Pedro Castillo, candidate of the Peru 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. | Castillo's narrow victory, yet to be officially validated, represents an abrupt shift from Peru's norm of corruption, ri…

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 …

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…

_____ (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.

teleSUR (2021-06-18). Bolivian Coup Leader Murillo Still Detained in US – Official. telesurenglish.net The Attorney General of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Wilfredo Chavez, confirmed on Friday that former Interior Minister Arturo Murillo is still detained in the U.S. This, as Bolivian authorities prepare for his extradition as part of a judicial process to leaders of Jeanine Añez de facto government. | RELATED: | "It has been verified with the judicial system through the court and the federal court, the U.S. prison system has be…

_____ (2021-06-18). What Does The Museum Of Modern Art Have To Do With Palestinian Oppression? popularresistance.org New York City – Of all the museums to criticize for its ties to imperialism, the Museum of Modern Art seems like a strange one. Why not the Metropolitan Museum, or the British Museum, institutions that exhibit older art, often pilfered by conquering Europeans? | But the Strike MoMA movement is about a lot more than, well, striking MoMA. | 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…

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.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-18). Conservatives in the lead as millions of Iranians head to the polls and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the presidential elections in Iran, the release of 3 Indian student activists after over a year in detention, and more…

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

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