Daily Archives: June 27, 2021

2021-06-27: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-27). GOP Isn't Holding Back on Voter Suppression. Democrats Must Go on Offensive. truthout.org On Tuesday, Senate Republicans

_____ (2021-06-27). On Contact: Judicial Lynching. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, who was removed from his post after he made public the widespread use of torture by the Uzbek government and the CIA. | Murray has since become one of Britain's most important human rights campaigners, a fierce advocate for Julian Assange and a supporter of Scottish independence. His coverage of the trial of former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who was acquitted of sexual assault charges, saw him charged with contempt of court and sentenced to eight months in prison. The very dubious sentence, which upe…

_____ (2021-06-27). Democrats And Banks Won't Steal Juneteenth Or Pride. popularresistance.org Every year, Pride Month ushers in the summer. For some, this is a celebration of the Stonewall uprising. For corporations and the Democratic Party, it's a time to co-opt what was once a radical quer movement. Pride month marks a riot led by a Black trans woman, who threw bricks at the cops and alongside other people of color, queer folks and leftists fought the police in the streets for days. But today, it has become not only a profit scheme for corporations, but a means to portray themselves as allies while covering up their complicity in LGBTQ+ oppression. Bank of America, for example, has presented itself as a…

Roger Harris (2021-06-27). The Case of Alex Saab: US Abduction of Venezuelan Diplomat, a Global Challenge. orinocotribune.com By Sara Flounders and Roger D. Harris — Jun 24, 2021 | 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…

Pat Elder (2021-06-27). Accident at Naval Air Station on the Chesapeake Bay Sends 2,500 Gallons of Toxic Foam into Local Sewer System. covertactionmagazine.com Materials are being temporarily held in a MetCom holding tank; ultimate fate is unknown The Patuxent River Naval Air Station, on the Chesapeake Bay in St. Mary's County, Maryland, announced in the last week of May that toxic aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), was released on base after an accidental discharge from a hangar's fire suppression …

teleSUR (2021-06-27). LGTBIQ+ Community Celebrates Gay Pride in Panama. telesurenglish.net Demanding several social reforms, human rights organizations and activists marched on Saturday in Panama to hold the 2021 Gay Pride parade. | RELATED: | Carrying banners and chanting, activists marched from the "5 de Mayo" Square to the Cinta Costera viewpoint to fight for their rights and condemn stigma, discrimination, and violence. | The activists pointed out that the Panamanian State has a historical debt with the LGBTIQ+ community while also warning over a…

Juan Cole (2021-06-26). The Qur'an and Black Lives Matter (Podcast). juancole.com My interview is at Renovatio concerning my forthcoming article on equality in the Qur'an, which I wrote in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. The audio is embedded here: Renovatio's notes: "God's creativity is seen as an expression of the divine will and those blessed with insight can perceive it as such, and perhaps …

Juan Cole (2021-06-26). Forms of Equality in Late Antiquity and in the Qur'an (Podcast). juancole.com My interview is at Renovatio concerning my forthcoming article on equality in the Qur'an, which I wrote in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. The audio is embedded here: Renovatio's notes: "God's creativity is seen as an expression of the divine will and those blessed with insight can perceive it as such, and perhaps …

Josmar Trujillo (2021-06-26). The Thin Blue Lies Behind Crime Wave Hype. commondreams.org Attempts to tie violent crime to the racial justice movement has been an ongoing theme for the right since Black Lives Matter entered mainstream national discourse.

Editorial Team (2021-06-26). Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison for murder of George Floyd. challenge-magazine.org Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 years and 6 months in prison for his murder of George Floyd last year. Judge Peter Cahill explained the sentence is based on Chauvin's "abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty shown." Chauvin was convicted of three charges in April: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter. | It was Mr Floyd's murder that sparked the series of Black Lives Matter protests last year after a video of his death, recorded by passer-by Darnella Frazier, emerged online. | For Mr Floyd's sister,…

Liberation Staff (2021-06-26). New Hampshire: 100 protesters occupy State House, demand budget veto. liberationnews.org The proposed budget would cut public school funding by $100 million, institute an abortion ban after 24 weeks with no exceptions, cuts taxes for businesses and the wealthy and prohibit all public institutions from teaching about systemic oppression.

Staff (2021-06-26). 26 June, Online Event: #Save_Israa event with sister and son of Palestinian prisoner Israa Jaabis (Arabic, Spanish). samidoun.net Saturday, 26 June Online Event (Live translation: Arabic and Spanish) 12 pm Pacific -3 pm Eastern — 9 pm central Europe — 10 pm Palestine Join on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/81577264737 Many people may not know why so many Palestinians are imprisoned in Israeli jails. We must understand that, when living under occupation, any reason or no reason (for example, in the case of administrative detention) may be used to imprison those who fight for their natural, human and political rights. In the Zionist occupation prisons and interrogation rooms, systematic torture is considered routine and legal, espec…

WSWS (2021-06-26). Kamala Harris stages photo op at Mexican border to defend mass incarceration of immigrant children. wsws.org Kamala Harris visited the US-Mexico border for the first time in the midst of mounting exposures of the Biden administration's inhumane and illegal treatment of immigrants.

Editor2 (2021-06-26). ECOWAS Court Dismissed Cape Verde's Motion to Set Aside Judgment for Release of Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com In its judgment delivered on 15 March 2021, the ECOWAS Court of Justice declared illegal the arrest and detention of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Nain Saab Moran, ordered his release from further custody, quashed the extradition proceedings against him to the United States and awarded him $200,000 reparation for the violations of his human rights by Cape Verde. | On 15 April, the Government of Cape Verde filed two motions praying the ECOWAS Court to set aside the Judgment. Both motions were vigorously opposed by the defence team of Alex Saab and in today's decision, which followed a hearing on 31 May, the ECOWAS Cour…

Fight Back (2021-06-26). SEIU Local 73 members at Cook County Health begin strike. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – 2449 members of SEIU Local 73 who work at Cook County Health in Chicago began an open-ended strike on Friday, June 25 at 6 a.m. The SEIU members have been in bargaining with Cook County for over nine months and decided the only way to get the contract they deserve is to fight for it. The facilities that are striking include Stroger and Provident Hospitals; clinics and mental health services at Cermak; Cook County corporate offices and clerk's office, and the county jail. Members at all of these locations will strike indefinitely until they win a contract that they feel is adequate to return to work.

Fight Back (2021-06-26). SEIU Local 73 members at Cook County Health begin strike. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – 2449 members of SEIU Local 73 who work at Cook County Health in Chicago began an open-ended strike on Friday, June 25 at 6 a.m. The SEIU members have been in bargaining with Cook County for over nine months and decided the only way to get the contract they deserve is to fight for it. The facilities that are striking include Stroger and Provident Hospitals; clinics and mental health services at Cermak; Cook County corporate offices and clerk's office, and the county jail. Members at all of these locations will strike indefinitely until they win a contract that they feel is adequate to return to work.

_____ (2021-06-26). Residential School Survivor Is Not Staying Silent. popularresistance.org A residential school survivor from Haida Gwaii, B.C., is calling for a class-action lawsuit against the Catholic Church to reveal the names of the children who died at the schools. | Sphenia Jones went to the Edmonton Residential School where she said she was given a different name, Pauline, and was forced to stop speaking her language. | She was 11 years old when she attended the school and was put on a train from British Columbia where she said it stopped multiple times to pick up other children from communities along the route. | "There was a whole bunch of kids in there. They were stopping and picking up a bu…

Malik Miah (2021-06-26). United States: Derek Chauvin sentenced for George Floyd's murder. greenleft.org.au Derek Chavin was sentenced to 22.5 years in a Minnesota prison for the murder of George Floyd, reports Malik Miah.

Anish R M (2021-06-26). Derek Chauvin, convicted for the murder of George Floyd, sentenced to jail. peoplesdispatch.org A local district judge in Minnesota sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years in jail for the murder of George Floyd in May 2020…

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