Daily Archives: June 29, 2021

2021-06-29: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-29). US civil rights groups demand Statehood for D.C. peoplesdispatch.org The rally was organized by Black Voters Matter along with 50 civil rights, and racial justice organizations. The demand for D.C statehood is a long-standing fight of civil rights groups in the United States…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-29). Organizing in the midnight hour: an interview with Rodrigo Nunes. roarmag.org People raise their fists during a Black Lives Matter protest in London, UK — June 6, 2020. Vincenzo Lullo / Shutterstock.com | With the Doomsday Clock currently set at

Staff (2021-06-29). Free the Children: Advocates Demand Biden Close Fort Bliss Detention Center Holding 800 Migrant Kids. democracynow.org Migrant children held by the Biden administration are reporting suicide and escape attempts and conditions of spoiled food, extreme heat and panic attacks in the largest so-called emergency shelter for migrant children in the U.S., at the Fort Bliss military base in El Paso, Texas. More than 14,000 migrant children are currently in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, which has set up 15 emergency sites like the one at Fort Bliss to get them out of overcrowded Border Patrol holding facilities. Vice President Kamala Harris did not visit the Fort Bliss tent city on her recent visit to the sou…

Staff (2021-06-29). Headlines for June 29, 2021. democracynow.org Pacific Northwest's Stifling Heat Breaks All-Time Records for Second Straight Day, Moscow Storms Break Russia's Record-Setting June Heat Wave, Dozens of Youth Climate Activists Arrested at White House Demanding Action on Climate Crisis, "An Overt Political Blockade": Minnesota Police Barricade Line 3 Pipeline Protest Camp, Ethiopia Declares Ceasefire After Separatists Claim Tigray's Capital City , Iranian-Backed Militia Strikes Back After Biden Orders Bombings in Iraq and Syria, Federal Judge Throws Out Antitrust Lawsuits Seeking to Break Up Facebook , Trump Reportedly Asked to Send Coronavirus-Infected Americans…

Staff (2021-06-28). Attorney: U.S. Case Against Julian Assange Falls Apart, as Key Witness Says He Lied to Get Immunity. democracynow.org One of the main witnesses in Julian Assange's extradition case has admitted he made false claims against Assange in exchange for immunity from prosecution, a bombshell revelation that could have a major impact on the WikiLeaks founder's fate. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if brought to the U.S., where he was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. According to a new article in the Icelandic newspaper Stundin, the convicted hacker Sigurdur "Siggi" Thordarson falsely claimed he was a prominent WikiLeaks representative instru…

Staff (2021-06-28). Key Witness in US Case Against Julian Assange Admits to Lying to Get Immunity. truthout.org One of the main witnesses in Julian Assange's extradition case has admitted he made false claims against Assange in exchange for immunity from prosecution, a bombshell revelation that could have a major impact on the WikiLeaks founder's fate. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if brought to the U.S., where he was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. According to a new article in the Icelandic newspaper Stu…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). Killings of social leaders and ex-combatants continue in Colombia and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at 2 months of Colombia's National Strike, the release of activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah from prison in Saudi Arabia, and more…

Moderator (2021-06-28). 'Incredible Victory' for Trans Rights: Supreme Court Rejects School Bathroom Case. scheerpost.com Wikimedia Commons) By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams In what civil rights advocates hailed as "an incredible victory," the United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a former Virginia high school student who in 2015 sued his county board of education over its policy of denying transgender pupils use of restrooms corresponding with their gender identity. |

Editor2 (2021-06-28). India's Undeclared Emergency: Often More Chilling Than in 1975. orinocotribune.com By Anil Jain — Jun 25, 2021 | The last seven years show that democracy, rules and regulations can be the perfect cover to suspend democratic values and civil rights. | The Emergency was a dark and shameful chapter in Indian democracy—a nightmare, a wretched period! It is 46 years since the then prime minister Indira Gandhi imposed the Emergency to protect her power, turning the entire country into

John G. Russell (2021-06-28). Hue and Cry: Racial Erasure and the Unbearable "Tonnage" of Color. counterpunch.org Black lives matter, especially, it seems, when they are transmogrified into white ones — or light ones. This has meant that the opportunity to tell stories, both historical and fictional, focused on black lives has been squandered in a quest, as Quixotic as it is contradictory, to convince ourselves that color doesn't matter, and that issues of race and racism can be engaged without confronting them honestly and directly.

Staff (2021-06-28). Headlines for June 28, 2021. democracynow.org Iraq Condemns Violation of Sovereignty After U.S. Launches Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, Judge Sentences Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin to 22.5 Years in Prison for Murdering George Floyd, WHO Urges Vaccinated People to Keep Taking COVID Precautions as Delta Variant Spreads Across Globe, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa Among Nations Ordering New Restrictions Amid Surge in Cases, Biden Says U.S. Will Continue to Support Afghan Gov't After Withdrawal as Taliban Takes New Territory, 9 Dead, 150+ Missing in Miami Condo Collapse as 2018 Report Shows Building Was Vulnerable, VP Kamala Harris Visits El Paso on U.S.-Mexico Bord…

Fight Back (2021-06-28). Minneapolis takes back Pride. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Hundreds marched in the streets of downtown Minneapolis for Taking Back Pride, on June 27. Protesters demanded the conviction of all four officers involved in George Floyd's murder, justice for all victims of police crimes, the prevention of bathroom bills or medical gatekeeping, community control of the police, a stop to Line 3, freedom for all political prisoners and the wrongfully incarcerated, and freedom for Palestine. | These demands were made in keeping with the history of LGBTQI struggle for liberation and its often co-opted legacy of the heroic Stonewall Riot, a fight against the racist…

teleSUR (2021-06-28). US: Notorious Anti-Cuban Terrorist Eduardo Arocena Out of Jail. telesurenglish.net According to the same publication, Arocena was sentenced to life imprisonment in the United States after being found guilty of "terrorism, acts of intimidation and murder" against persons and entities linked to the Cuban government almost four decades ago. | The reason given to justify his early release is the "delicate health condition of the 77-year-old." | RELATED: | Arocena, a native of Caibarién, had been convi…

Unicorn Riot (2021-06-28). Hubbard County Barricades Private Property, Imprisons Water Protectors. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 11:09:02 -0400 (2021-06-28). Netanyahu Is Out But Nothing Has Changed for Palestinians. commondreams.org "Our work is not yet done," said one ACLU attorney, who noted that the organization is "continuing to fight against anti-trans laws targeting trans youth in states around the country."

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 10:38:47 -0400 (2021-06-28). In Blow to GOP Narrative, Missouri Cut to Jobless Benefits Not Boosting Hiring. commondreams.org Creeping annexation and oppression continue.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-28). Saudi activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah released from jail. peoplesdispatch.org The activists who worked for the rights of women and of the Shia minority were in prison for nearly three years and were released following the completion of their sentences…

Andrew Emett (2021-06-28). Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years in prison for murder. nationofchange.org "Now, as Derek Chauvin faces years behind bars, we must come together around our common humanity and continue on towards justice for all."

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