Daily Archives: June 20, 2021

2021-06-20: News Headlines

Anish R M (2021-06-20). After release of whistleblower Reality Winner, now attention on Assange, Hale and Snowden. peoplesdispatch.org Winner was released for good behavior while in prison and will continue to remain under transitional custody for the remainder of her sentence. Meanwhile, activists and journalists are calling for attention to cases against Julian Assange, Daniel Hale and Edward Snowden…

ACLU of Northern California Santa Cruz County (2021-06-20). Wednesday 6/30: Sheriff Oversight Commission: Establishing a Commission in Santa Cruz County under AB 1185. indybay.org Online Event, Register Here: | us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__zOjW8c0SFi3J7Defp-5BA

Santa Cruz Police News (2021-06-20). Santa Cruz Grand Jury Finds Board of Supervisors Has Failed to Properly Oversee County Jail. indybay.org Due to a number of disturbing incidents occurring in the Santa Cruz County Main Jail over the past four years, the Santa Cruz Civil Grand Jury has found that the County Board of Supervisors has, "failed to assert and exercise proper oversight within their purview of the Main jail." This week, the Grand Jury released its new report titled, "Justice in the Jail," which cites a number of incidents, including inmate deaths. The report concludes: "we have a problem." (Photo: Summary of the Santa Cruz Civil Grand Jury report "Justice in the Jail." Read the full report below)…

Thomas Meyer (2021-06-20). Alternatives to capitalism: Buen Vivir. indybay.org Capitalism is seen primarily as a system of institutional and racist oppression, and it implies a way of life that sees nature only as a raw material to be exploited. The claim is thus to break with the capitalist mode of production and life in order to create "other forms of life that are not determined by capital accumulation" (ibid., 37). The aim is a "return to use values" (ibid., 39).

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-06-20). Wednesday 6/23: Protest March on Manchin and McConnell: End Filibuster & Voter Suppression Now! indybay.org Join online via livestream: www.3rdreconstruction.org/

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

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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