Daily Archives: September 2, 2021

2021-09-02: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-09-02). 51st anniversary of 1970 Chicanx Moratorium celebrated with march and rally. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Hundreds took to the streets on August 29 to commemorate the 1970 Chicano Moratorium that took place 51 years ago. The Chicano Moratorium demanded an end to the war in Vietnam and an end to discrimination against Chicanos. | This year the crowd listened to speakers at a kick-off rally at Atlantic Park in East Los Angeles, before marching along the historic Whittier Boulevard. Demands of "Community control of the police," "Google LASD gangs," "We will never forget," "Jail killer sheriffs," and "Legalization for all" were carried by the marchers on posters and banners. Chants of "Chicano power!" "

WSWS (2021-09-02). EU plans detention camps for Afghan refugees across Central Asia. wsws.org While posturing as concerned for Afghans' human rights, the EU is spending vast sums to keep them from traveling to Europe and instead housing them in prison camps.

Sophia Lin Lakin (2021-09-02). Redistricting is Starting — Here's What You Need to Know. aclu.org Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau provided the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico with population counts to use in their redrawing of the electoral district boundaries for representation in Congress, state legislatures, and many county and municipal offices. This data release marks the official start of the once-in-a-decade redistricting process that will determine the allocation of political power and representation at every level of government across the country for the next ten years. | As the redistricting process begins in communities and jurisdictions across the United States, state le…

David Cole (2021-09-02). Civil Liberties and Vaccine Mandates: Here's Our Take. aclu.org Do vaccine mandates violate civil liberties? Some who have refused vaccination claim as much. | We disagree. | At the ACLU, we are not shy about defending civil liberties, even when they are very unpopular. But we see no civil liberties problem with requiring Covid-19 vaccines in most circumstances. | While the permissibility of requiring vaccines for particular diseases depends on several factors, when it comes to Covid-19, all considerations point in the same direction. The disease is highly transmissible, serious and often lethal; the vaccines are safe and effective; and crucially there is no equally effect…

In Contempt (2021-09-02). In Contempt #8: #ShutEmDown2021; Running Down the Walls 2021; Biden Expanding Repression; Kinetik Justice on Hunger Strike. itsgoingdown.org This month's column comes out right in the middle of two separate ongoing calls to action. Across the so-called US, Jailhouse Lawyers Speak have put out a call for abolitionist demonstrations under the banner of "Shut 'Em Down 2021," running from the 50th anniversary of George Jackson's killing on August 21st to the 50th anniversary…

Staff (2021-09-02). Opioid crisis settled? US judge grants Sackler family IMMUNITY in $4.5bn bankruptcy deal for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma. rt.com Purdue Pharma, the maker of the powerful opioid OxyContin, will be dissolved after a federal judge approved a $4.5 billion settlement deal with the firm's owners, who will be granted immunity from future lawsuits in exchange. | Judge Robert Drain of the US Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, New York authorized the settlement on Wednesday, forcing the Sackler family — which owns Purdue — to shell out more than $4 billion and dissolve the company after a flurry of lawsuits linked to OxyContin and its role in America's opioid crisis. | "This is a bitter result," Drain said of the deal, which released the…

Megan Redshaw (2021-09-02). Military Service Members with Natural Immunity File Lawsuit Against DOD, FDA, HHS over COVID Vaccine Mandate. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-02). Hitler admirer and congressman Madison Cawthorn threatens "bloodshed" at pro-Trump rally in North Carolina. wsws.org The 26-year-old freshman congressman repeated Trump's "stolen election" lies, threatened civil war and supported efforts to "bust out" fascists and militia members imprisoned for their role in the storming of the US Capitol on January 6.

_____ (2021-09-02). Fears of More Violence as Far-Right Extremists Plan Sept 18 Capitol Rally. commondreams.org "My son's murderers… need to be in prison for what they did to him. They had no right to stop him. They had no right to handcuff him, brutalize and terrorize him, or inject him with ketamine."

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.

Dana Sanchez (2021-09-01). Mississippi Sheriff Died After Being Fully Vaccinated, Tested Positive For Covid. moguldom.com Lee D. Vance, sheriff of Hinds County, Mississippi, died Aug. 4 of natural causes related to covid-19 while in quarantine at his home, 10 days after testing positive for the virus. He was fully vaccinated. Vance, 63, had reported a covid-19 outbreak on July 21 at the Raymond Detention Facility and Work Center where he …

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."

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-01). 5 Years Since the 2016 Coup: An Interview with Dilma Rousseff. libya360.wordpress.com Olímpio Cruz Neto Five years after being removed from the Presidency of the Republic during an impeachment in which no crime of responsibility was established, economist Dilma Rousseff has a clear vision of the process that culminated in her downfall, that led to former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's political imprisonment and the rise…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-09-01). New Evidence Implicates CIA, LAPD, FBI and Mafia as Plotters in Elaborate "Hit" Plan to Prevent RFK From Ever Reaching White House. covertactionmagazine.com California parole commissioners recommended on August 27th that Sirhan Sirhan should be freed after spending more than 50 years in prison for assassinating Robert Kennedy. Strong evidence suggests that Sirhan was not the real killer and would be exonerated in any new and objective trial.

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…

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