Daily Archives: 2021-07-20

2021-07-20: News Headlines

Associated Press (2021-07-20). French president honors U.S. civil rights icon Jesse Jackson. peoplesworld.org French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday made American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson a commander of the Legion of Honor, France's highest award, for helping "change the destiny of the United States" and with it, the world. Jackson, 79, who had gallbladder surgery this year and is being treated for Parkinson's disease, had visible difficulty walking. The founder of the …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-20). Attorney Files Lawsuit Against CDC Based on "Sworn Declaration" from Whistleblower Claiming 45,000 Deaths Are Reported to VAERS — All Within 3 Days of COVID-19 Shots. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-20). Immigrant Leaders Shut Down NJ ICE 'Black Site'. popularresistance.org Immigrant leaders and immigration justice organizers chained themselves together and blockaded the entrance of the Newark SAC office in response to escalating abuses by ICE. Protesters are calling this unidentified office located in a desolate industrial neighborhood in Newark, NJ an "ICE black site"; and are demanding #ReleasesNotTransfers as detainees continue to be transferred out of New Jersey jails to detention centers across the country and away from their families.

Martha Grevatt (2021-07-20). "Ban killer drones!" — Antiwar activists support whistleblower Daniel Hale. workers.org Daniel Hale, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, faces up to 10 years in prison for releasing documents relating to the Pentagon's drone program. The documents expose atrocities and the existence of "kill lists" that name people targeted for assassination. Hale pleaded guilty to one count of violating the 1917 . . . |

Mendes de Leon CF, Griggs JJ. (2021-07-20). Medical Debt as a Social Determinant of Health. jamanetwork.com The profound influence of social determinants of health (the conditions in which people are born, learn, play, work, and age) has become widely recognized and accepted. Recent work on health-related social determinants and risk factors has focused mostly on factors such as poverty and income insecurity, housing and employment instability, and structural racism and other forms of discrimination. For example, important studies in this area have convincingly demonstrated enormous health and health care inequities for people in the lowest income brackets, for people experiencing homelessness and housing instability,…

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-20). J&J Eyes Bankruptcy Maneuver in Bid to Skirt Liability in Baby Powder Lawsuits. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-20). "Heartbreaking": Judge's Suspension of DACA Renews Push for Comprehensive Immigration Bill. democracynow.org After a federal judge struck down DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, we look at what may come next with Cesar Espinosa, a DACA recipient and executive director of the Houston, Texas-based, immigrant-led civil rights organization FIEL. He says the latest ruling is "heartbreaking," and urges lawmakers to create a legislative solution for the millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. "We want to see Congress and the president take action."

WSWS (2021-07-20). Censorship of Southend UK art installation points to rising suppression of art and critical thought. wsws.org Britain's first nuclear weapon was assembled close to the site in 1952, and then shipped to Australia for testing. Gabriella Hirst wanted to invite reflection on the impact of 12 British nuclear tests on indigenous lands.

Staff (2021-07-20). Amnesty International: Julian Assange's "Arbitrary" Detention Must End. Release Him Now. democracynow.org As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if he is extradited to the U.S. under the Espionage Act for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes, Amnesty International Secretary General Agnès Callamard says his detention since 2010 "is arbitrary and that he should be released." She adds that allegations made against him by the U.S. authorities "raise a large number of problems and red flags in relation to freedom of the press."

Juan Cole (2021-07-20). South Africa 'Ungovernable' after a former President was Jailed. zcomm.org Do Trump and Trumpism pose a similar danger to U.S.?>

Staff (2021-07-20). "Gulag of Our Time": Amnesty International Calls on Biden Admin to Shut Down Guantánamo Bay Prison. democracynow.org Fifty-six-year-old Abdul Latif Nasser is the first Guantánamo Bay prisoner to be released under the Biden administration. He was imprisoned for nearly two decades without charge and had been cleared for release since 2016. Thirty-nine prisoners remain at Guantánamo. "Legally speaking, morally speaking, that space that has been created has no significance other than the harm it is placing on people," says Agnès Callamard, | secretary general of Amnesty International.

Art Persyko (2021-07-20). Tuesday 7/20: What Can We Do About Voter Suppression & The Threat To Democracy? Activists Respond. indybay.org Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/86273983265; Meeting ID: 862 7398 3265; | call in: 1 669 900 9128, then enter 862 7398 3265 ##…

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-07-19). French Face 6 Months in Jail for Entering a Bar or Restaurant Without a COVID Pass. globalresearch.ca

Christine Eldabh (2021-07-19). The UN's George Floyd Resolution is a Vital Step Toward International Accountability. aclu.org More than one year after the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of police, it is clear that international accountability is critical to complement and bolster domestic efforts to dismantle systemic racism in law enforcement in the United States. | Last month, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet released a highly anticipated and historic

_____ (2021-07-19). New Yorkers Rally For Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org A press conference was held on Saturday, July 17th on the High Line in New York City to support former Air Force "intelligence" analyst Daniel E. Hale, who faces 10 years in prison on July 27 after releasing government documents revealing atrocities of the U.S. drone program and details of its inner workings, such as the creation of "kill" lists. The event was organized by BanKillerDrones.org and held at an art installation by Sam Durant called "Untitled (drone)." | On Tuesday, July 27th, truth-teller Daniel Hale is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court, possibly up to 10 years in prison, after pleading guil…

Aaron Booe (2021-07-19). The ACLU National Advocacy Institute is Building the Next Generation of Leaders — Including Me. aclu.org I stumbled upon the ACLU's

_____ (2021-07-19). Identifying The Policy Levers Generating Wage Suppression And Inequality. popularresistance.org Inequalities abound in the U.S. economy, and a central driver in recent decades is the widening gap between the hourly compensation of a typical (median) worker and productivity—the income generated per hour of work. This growing divergence has been driven by two other widening gaps, that between the compensation received by the vast majority of workers and those at the top, and that between labor's share of income and capital's. This paper presents evidence that the divorce between the growth of median compensation and productivity, the inequality of compensation, and the erosion of labor's share of income…

M Adams (2021-07-19). The Future of the Movement for Black Lives. zcomm.org Urban rebellions blossomed into mass mobilization upon George Floyd's death. Now what?>

_____ (2021-07-19). 'Ed-Exit' to Protect Your Kids From Critical Race Theory. strategic-culture.org Parents across the country are fighting to stop government schools from indoctrinating their children with Critical Race Theory. Critical Race Theory is a form of Marxism that focuses on the "oppression" of racial minorities. Central to Critical Race Theory is the belief that free markets are a tool of racial oppression that must be abolished and replaced with socialism.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-19). Esraa Abdel Fattah among six released in Egypt after months in pre-trial detention. peoplesdispatch.org Six people, including well-known political activist Esraa Abdel Fattah, were released from prison in Egypt on the eve of the Islamic festival of Eid Al-Adha. Others released on Sunday, July 18, include human rights lawyer Mahienour el-Masry; journalists Mostafa al-Asar, Moataz Wadnan and Gamal al-Gammal; and deputy head of the Socialist People's Alliance Party Abdel Nasser Ismail. The six political detainees were released over the last two days as a gesture from the government in the lead-up to the Islamic holidays. They were being held in pre-trial detention, which comes with a legal limit of two years beyond wh…

A Guest Author (2021-07-19). After the First Intifada: 'Prisoners build their own weapons of defense and strength'. workers.org Dr. Amal Wahdan is the founder and editor of the Arab Gazette, as well as an organizer with One Democratic State of Palestine (odspal.net). She was a member of the International Delegation to the 2021 Syrian Presidential Election, as was Ted Kelly, who interviewed Dr. Wahdan July 14. Dr. Amal . . . |

Roger Kulp (2021-07-19). Women prisoners in New Mexico suffer under inhumane conditions. liberationnews.org Though well aware of significant problems, both Department of Corrections officials and the local press have long ignored the situation.

_____ (2021-07-19). 'Human Folly, Not Human Achievement': Oxfam Slams Bezos Space Trip as Billions Suffer on Earth. commondreams.org "Bringing an end to two decades of unjust and abusive military detention of Muslim men at Guant√°namo is a human rights obligation and a national security necessity," said the ACLU.

_____ (2021-07-19). '39 Men Still Remain': After Prisoner Released, Biden Urged to Close Gitmo Completely. commondreams.org Mike Lee's Republican Party—the putative party of "family values"—doesn't support needy families.

Andrew Emett (2021-07-19). Former police detective convicted on bribery and drug charges. nationofchange.org Collare faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for federal program bribery, 15 years in prison for bribery by a federal official, 20 years in prison for distribution of heroin and five years in prison for false statements.

Women's March (2021-07-19). Tuesday 7/20: Fighting Racist Voter Suppression Laws Webinar w/ Women's March. indybay.org Online discussion…

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