Daily Archives: September 6, 2021

2021-09-06: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-06). Six Palestinian prisoners escape Israeli prison by digging a tunnel out of their cell. peoplesdispatch.org Five of the prisoners were associated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group and one with the Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade. Their escape was hailed by sections across Palestine with many terming it a blow to the occupation…

Editor2 (2021-09-06). How the Disaster of Guantánamo Foretold US Defeat in Afghanistan. orinocotribune.com By Andy Worthington — Aug 25, 2021 | In the last few weeks, since the last US troops left Afghanistan and the Taliban swept into Kabul, bringing the US's nearly 20-year occupation of the country to an ignominious end — in defeat — I've been thinking about the extent to which that defeat is linked to the existence of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, and the significance of the Afghans held there — around 220 in total — as well as the numerous other Afghans held in the US's prison at Bagram Airbase. | When we think of Guantánamo, we have been encouraged to think of the "high-value detainee…

_____ (2021-09-06). United Nations Condemns Military Coup In Guinea. popularresistance.org On Sunday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the military coup against Guinea-Conakry's President Alpha Conde and called for his release. The coup leader, the Army Special Forces chief Mamady Doumbouya informed over the detention of Conde at the presidential palace on Sunday morning. He also announced the dissolution of the Constitution and State's institutions.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-06). U.S. readies Kosovo war scenario for Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. calls on Russia to immediately release detained Crimean Tatars The U.S. State Department has condemned persecution of the Crimean Tatars by the Russian occupation authorities and demanded that the detainees be released. "The United States strongly condemns the September 4 detention of the Deputy Chairman of the‚ÄØCrimean Tatar Mejlis, Nariman Dzhelal, and at least …

Staff (2021-09-06). Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi released after 7 years in Libyan jail — reports. rt.com Libyan authorities have released Saadi Gaddafi, who spent more than seven years in jail in Tripoli after his father was overthrown and murdered by NATO-backed rebels, according to multiple media reports citing government sources. | "Saadi Muammar Gaddafi has been freed from prison," a justice ministry source told AFP. "The chief prosecutor asked, several months ago, for the execution of the decision relating to Saadi Gaddafi as soon as all the required conditions had been satisfied." | Gaddafi, 48, was cleared of charges of "murder, deception, threats, enslavement" back in 2018, but only released now, apparent…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-09-06). Pathology of GOP is Frighteningly Evident in its Lionization of Navy SEAL Killer Eddie Gallagher. covertactionmagazine.com Gallagher stabbed to death a 17-year-old Iraqi prisoner but got off scot-free after a witness lied in court. Gallagher's crimes were a product of a Navy SEAL subculture that prizes killing…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-06). Libya Moves Towards National Reconciliation: Release of Political Prisoners, Surrender of the Bodies of Muammar, Mutassim Qaddafi. libya360.wordpress.com While the release of a number of senior figures of the former regime, including Ahmed Ramadan, director of the office of the late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Mansour Daw, former commander of the People's Guard, was announced yesterday, informed sources confirmed that an agreement was reached between the notables of Misrata and the Qadhadhfa and…

Joanna Curtis (2021-09-06). Misconduct in public office — ECtHR reviews foreseeability of common law offence. ukhumanrightsblog.com On 6 July 2021 the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) published its judgment in the case of Norman v UK (Application no. 41387/17). The case concerned Mr Robert Norman, an officer at Belmarsh prison, who in 2015 was convicted of misconduct in public office for passing a variety of information to a tabloid journalist …

_____ (2021-09-05). 'Chilling The Press Has Consistently Outraged Me'. popularresistance.org The last photographs Tirado took with her camera before she was shot in the face with a rubber-jacketed bullet show Minneapolis police aiming at her during the Black Lives Matter protests in response to the killing of George Floyd. Her lawsuit argues that her civil rights were violated by the police and city, but if she wins, it has broader implications for journalists in a time of police violence against the press.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-05). Turkey ready to lead NATO's "liberation" of Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey 'closely following' arrest of senior Crimean Tatar figure In response to Russia's latest attempt of repression against Crimean Tatars, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that Ankara is closely following the detention of the Crimean Tatar National Assembly's deputy chairman by Russian forces with "concern." **** The Crimean Platform is a new consultative and coordination …

Capire (2021-09-05). Bartolina Sisa: an Aymara fighter against the Spanish Empire. peoplesdispatch.org Bartolina Sisa was an Indigenous Aymara woman, a trader, and a guerilla fighter who led a number of battles in the uprising against Spanish colonialism, alongside her partner Tupac Katari, an insurgent leader, Inca King of the Aymaras and Vice King of the Inca Empire. Indigenous groups in the region challenged the Spanish rule and fought against the oppression their people were subjected to. | The Spanish invasion of the American continent introduced violence and exploitation as practices marked by patriarchy, racism, the development of capitalism, and slavery. Bartolina was one of the women who took charge of th…

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