Daily Archives: September 3, 2021

2021-09-03: News Headlines

Ali Abunimah (2021-09-03). Palestinian woman spared horror of Israeli prison birth. electronicintifada.net Following appeals, Anhar al-Deek is back home, though under house arrest.

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). ISIS Says Kabul Airport Bomber Was Freed From Prison During Taliban Takeover. southfront.org Abdul Rahman al-Logari. | Abdul Rahman al-Logari, the suicide bomber responsible for the The

Kevin Gosztola (2021-09-03). 9/11 Cinema: 'The Siege' Foreshadowed America's Dark Transformation. thedissenter.org FBI Special Agent Anthony Hubbard (Screen shot from the promotional trailer for "The Siege" and fair use for the purposes of commentary)[Editor's Note: This is the first in The Dissenter's weekly series on 9/11 and its impact on cinema, which will be published as a companion to our series, "Twenty Years In A Security State."] | Yunis Shokuri, who was a Guantanamo Bay prisoner for over 13 years, once recalled the plot of "The Siege" when he appeared before a military tribunal. "The movie was about terrorists carrying out terrorist attacks in the United States.""The CIA and FBI were no…

Staff (2021-09-03). Dirty Work: Eyal Press on Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. democracynow.org Ahead of Labor Day, we speak with journalist and sociologist Eyal Press about his new book, "Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America." Press profiles workers like prison guards and oil workers — people who make their livelihoods by doing "unethical activity that society depends on and tacitly condones but doesn't want to hear too much" about, he says. "This work is largely hidden, and we rarely hear from the people on the frontlines who are delegated to do it," Press tells Democracy Now! "The powerful and the privileged really don't do the dirty work in America — they n…

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…

Allen G. Breed, Roxana Hegeman (2021-09-02). Black farmers were promised debt relief; white farmer lawsuits stand in way. peoplesworld.org BOYDTON, Va. (AP)—There was a time when Black farms prospered. Just two generations out of slavery, by 1910 Black farmers had amassed more than 16 million acres of land and made up about 14% of farmers. The fruit of their labors fed much of America. Now, they have fewer than 4.7 million acres. Black farms …

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

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…

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."

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