Daily Archives: September 1, 2021

2021-09-01: News Headlines

Staff (2021-09-01). Headlines for September 1, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Defends U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Signals End to U.S. Nation-Building Through War, Louisiana Gov. Tells Hurricane Ida Evacuees "Do Not Return" Amid Power Outages, Lack of Services, Texas Enacts Near Total Ban on Abortions, the Most Draconian Anti-Choice Law in the Country, Texas Legislature Passes Voter Suppression Bill, Sending Measure to Governor's Desk, Pennsylvania, New York Announce New Measures to Curb COVID Transmission in Schools, NYC Housing Advocates Call for Extension of Eviction Moratorium, EU Vaccinates 70% of Adults; Israel Rolls Out Booster Shots; Filipino Health Workers Protest Gov't…

Tamara Nassar (2021-09-01). Palestinian baby about to be born in Israeli prison. electronicintifada.net Israel refuses to let family members be with Anhar al-Deek when she gives birth.

Peter Certo (2021-09-01). In OtherWords: September 1, 2021. otherwords.org This week, President Biden again forcefully defended his decision to end "the forever war" in Afghanistan. | Law graduate and politics professor Farrah Hassen agrees — and says it's time to end "the forever prison" too. This week in OtherWords, she calls on the Biden administration to shut down the nearly 20 year old extrajudicial prison at Guantanamo Bay that's been a stain on America's reputation ever since it opened. | Meanwhile, as Congress continues to debate how to pay for a potential $3.5 trillion federal jobs and infrastructure package, tax attorney Bob Lord has a great idea: Tax the top seven U.S.

_____ (2021-09-01). Taxing Just 7 Billionaires Could Pay for Third of $3.5 Trillion Spending Package. commondreams.org Biden is right to end the forever war in Afghanistan. Now he needs to close the forever prison that it built.

RobertAlvarez (2021-09-01). $21 Trillion over 20 Years: Breaking New Report Analyzes the Full Cost of Militarization Since 9/11. ips-dc.org "Our $21 trillion investment in militarism has cost far more than dollars. It has cost the lives of civilians and troops lost in war, and the lives ended or torn apart by our brutal and punitive immigration, policing and mass incarceration systems."

Staff (2021-09-01). Texas GOP Passes Sweeping Voter Suppression Law: "This Is How Democracy Dies" truthout.org Despite weeks of protest by Democrats in the state, Texas Republicans succeeded this week in passing their sweeping voter suppression law, which will make it harder for voters with disabilities and non-white voters in the state to cast a balllot. It now goes to Gov. Greg Abbott, who has vowed to sign it. | The bill has long been decried by Democrats and advocates as a push by Republicans after the 2020 election to draw lines between who is and isn't allowed to vote. It takes aim at measures tha…

West Resendes (2021-08-31). Safe and Healthy Schools Lead With Support, Not Police. aclu.org As schools begin to reopen for the new school year, students like J.W. are dreading the return to hallways patrolled by police officers who are trained and ready to detain, handcuff, and arrest students. | After being bullied in his Texas high school one day, J.W., a 17-year-old Black student with emotional and intellectual disabilities, had an outburst and tried to use a coping strategy in response — going to the "chill-out" room. This is an approach that students with disabilities use to help self-regulate their emotions and avoid escalation. When J.W. found the chill-out room occupied, he had a fallba…

Ann Brown (2021-08-31). The FBI's Man On The Inside: 5 Things To Know About Dr. Martin Luther King's Accountant, James A. Harrison. moguldom.com It's no secret that civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was being targeted by J. Edgar Hoover at the FBI, but in recent years, it has come to light that his inner circle of friends and associates also included government informants, including Dr. King's accountant. Some of the people who were privy to …

Editor2 (2021-08-31). Free Meng Campaign Marks 1000 Days of Incarceration. orinocotribune.com By People's Voice — Aug 27, 2021 | Thursday, August 26, 2021, marked the 1000th day of unjust incarceration by the Trudeau government of Meng Wanzhou. That's 1000 days during which Ms. Meng has been denied her freedom, has not been able to be with members of her family, has not been able to carry on the duties of her very responsible position as Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies, one of the world's leading tech companies, with 1300 employees in Canada. | Meng's ordeal began on December 1, 2018, the date on which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kowtowed to the request of former US President Donald…

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