Daily Archives: June 30, 2021

2021-06-30: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-06-30). UK MPs Visit Belmarsh Prison to Demand a Meeting With Assange. telesurenglish.net This Tuesday, UK Members of Parliament (MPs) Richard Burgon, Hackney Abbott, and Jeremy Corbyn visited South London HMP Belmarsh to deliver a letter from Parliamentarians from 4 parties protesting the repeated refusal by the authorities to allow MPs to meet with Julian Assange. | RELATED: | Mr. Assange remains locked up at the Covid-hit south London prison pending an appeal after he beat an extradition case brought by th…

Joel Wendland-Liu (2021-06-30). Will Biden continue the racist Trump-era 'China Initiative'? peoplesworld.org Trump launched the so-called "China Initiative" in 2018 to target scholars who worked with Chinese colleagues on science-related projects. Since then, more than a dozen U.S.-based scholars have been arrested, jailed, put on show trials, and harassed by federal authorities. Notably, former Trump aid Steve Bannon's comment that there are "too many Asians in Silicon …

Monica Moorehead (2021-06-30). What real justice will look like. workers.org Derek Chauvin, the white police officer convicted of lynching 46-year-old George Floyd May 25, 2020, was sentenced June 25 in Minneapolis, Minn., to 22 1/2 years in prison. Chauvin faced upwards of 40 years when a jury unanimously convicted him in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree . . . |

Staff (2021-06-30). Maya Schenwar's Sister Died of an Overdose. She Says Defunding the Police Might Have Saved Her. democracynow.org As the U.S. marks 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs on June 17, 1971, we speak with journalist Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of the news website Truthout, whose sister Keeley died of a drug overdose in February 2020 at the age of 29. Schenwar says her sister's death came after "a long cycle of criminalization" that made her chances of recovery much harder. "She became so afraid of being rearrested," says Schenwar, who notes that many drug users avoid seeking medical help because of the fear of police involvement and incarceration. "Why are we supporting criminalization at the expense…

Staff (2021-06-30). How the "Abolition Amendment" Would End Constitutional Loophole That Allows Forced Labor in Prisons. democracynow.org After President Biden signed legislation this month to create a federal holiday commemorating June 19 as Juneteenth, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Georgia Congressmember Nikema Williams reintroduced what is being called the "Abolition Amendment" to amend the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which banned slavery and involuntary servitude "except as a punishment for crime" — a clause that has allowed the widespread use of forced prison labor. "Eliminating the loophole … is one way to continue moving forward with addressing the problems of our past and building for the future," says Democratic Cong…

WSWS (2021-06-30). Supreme Court again shields corporations that violate human rights abroad. wsws.org The Supreme Court ruled claims that US-based corporations sponsored and purchased agricultural products from plantations that use child slaves cannot be the basis of lawsuits for compensation under the Alien Tort Statute.

Staff (2021-06-30). Headlines for June 30, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Forces Begin Demolitions in East Jerusalem's Silwan, Attack Protesters, U.S. Military May Be Near End of Afghan Withdrawal as Top General Warns of Possible Civil War, Russia Tests Missiles in Crimea After Start of Ukraine-NATO's Black Sea Military Drill, Israel's Foreign Minister Inaugurates Embassy in UAE, Former South African President Jacob Zuma Sentenced to Prison for Contempt of Court, COVID Surge Brings Indonesia to "Edge of Catastrophe"; Virus Lowered Brazil's Life Expectancy, Vaccinated Angelenos Urged to Keep Masking Amid Delta Variant Spread; 800 Line 3 Workers Got COVID, Pfizer & Moderna Vaccin…

sputniknews (2021-06-30). Hundreds of South Korean 5G Users Reportedly Launch Lawsuit Against Mobile Providers. sputniknews.com SEOUL (Sputnik) – Over 500 mobile users of 5G filed a class action lawsuit on Wednesday against the country's three largest providers — SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus — over dissatisfactory quality of the services, Yonhap reported citing the plaintiffs' lawyer.

Mike Elk (2021-06-30). Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit Filed Against NewsGuild over Sexual Misconduct Cover-Up. indybay.org Independent reporter Mike Elk has sued the CWA NewsGuild for retaliation for exposing the president of the Pittsburgh, PA local who was a sexual predator and engaged in misconduct.

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

Max Blumenthal (2021-06-29). Judge tosses frivolous lawsuit by heiress Sulome Anderson seeking to destroy The Grayzone. thegrayzone.com Entitled heiress Sulome Anderson waged a McCarthyite lawfare campaign to destroy The Grayzone. We can now expose her and the powerful forces behind her deranged legal assault. "Because of the lawsuits my family won against Iran, I had all the money in the world to spend on drugs, and I made some dealers a lot of money." —Sulome Anderson, 2016 "I'll destroy him : )" —Sulome Anderson on defendant Ben Norton, 2017 "I'm not stupid enough to take it this far …

The Socialist Program (2021-06-29). A Socialist Mayor in New York State's Second Largest City? liberationnews.org On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss the election of a socialist in the Democratic primary for mayor of Buffalo, New York, a series of dramatic reversals by the Biden administration over infrastructure, injustices in the prison system, the sentencing of convicted murderer Derek Chauvin, U.S. airstrikes attacking Iraq and Syria, and more.

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…

_____ (2021-06-29). Peter Thiel Will Pay Zero in Federal Income Tax on His $5 Billion in Gains. commondreams.org "Today, six Supreme Court justices… sanctioned the United States' use of punitive, prolonged, and arbitrary detention as a means of immigration enforcement and deterrence."

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 15:43:01 -0400 (2021-06-29). Peter Thiel Will Pay Zero in Federal Income Tax on His $5 Billion in Gains. commondreams.org "Today, six Supreme Court justices… sanctioned the United States' use of punitive, prolonged, and arbitrary detention as a means of immigration enforcement and deterrence."

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…

_____ (2021-06-29). Advocates Denounce 'Horrifying' SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Indefinite Immigrant Detention. commondreams.org "This is not the new normal. Normal is going to keep changing until we stop emitting greenhouse gas."

_____ (2021-06-29). Advocates Denounce 'Horrifying' SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Indefinite Immigrant Detention. commondreams.org "This is not the new normal. Normal is going to keep changing until we stop emitting greenhouse gas emissions."

_____ (2021-06-29). Advocates Denounce 'Horrifying' SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Indefinite Immigrant Detention. commondreams.org &nbsp…

Pubdatetue, 29 Jun 2021 16:17:20 -0400 (2021-06-29). Advocates Denounce 'Horrifying' SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Indefinite Immigrant Detention. commondreams.org &nbsp…

teleSUR (2021-06-29). South Africa: Zuma Given 15-Month Sentence for Inquiry No-Show. telesurenglish.net Zuma did not show up at the inquiry led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in February, after which prosecutors approached the court seeking an order for his imprisonment. | J udge Sisi Khampepe said on Tuesday: "The Constitutional Court can do nothing but conclude that Mr Zuma is guilty of the crime of contempt of court." | RELATED: | Zuma, 79, has been accused of plundering state coffers during his nearly nin…

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