Daily Archives: September 7, 2021

2021-09-07: News Headlines

_____ (2021-09-07). Groups Call On Justin Trudeau And RCMP To Protect Secwepemc Activists. popularresistance.org Over 40 human rights lawyers, organizations, authors and First Nations representatives penned a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling on him to abide by demands made from the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) calling on Canada to immediately halt construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Final Straw (2021-09-07). Final Straw: Panel Discussion on Jailhouse Lawyers Speak's Call to #ShutEmDown2021. itsgoingdown.org Panel discussion on Jailhouse Lawyer's Speak (JLS) and the #ShutEmDown2021 call for abolitionist actions. This is the second segment of a series of political discussions focused on building support for the call from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak for National #ShutEmDown2021 demonstration along with support for the 2022 National Prisoner' Strike and Boycott. In this segment "Interpreting…

Alethea Redfern (2021-09-07). The Weekly Round-Up: "undue lenience" and unpopular social care proposals. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the News: In the relatively quiet period before the courts reopen for Michaelmas term, a suspended sentence handed down by a judge at Leicester Crown Court has attracted relatively loud censure. Timothy Spencer QC, Leicester's senior resident judge, sentenced 21-year-old former Leicester student Ben John to two years in prison, suspended for two years. John had …

Moderator (2021-09-07). 'Four-Alarm Fire' for Democracy as Texas Voter Suppression Bill Becomes Law. scheerpost.com (Patrick Feller / By Julia Conley / The voter suppression law signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday already faces legal challenges that were promptly filed…

Staff (2021-09-06). On Labor Day, Let's Support Member-Driven Unions That Fight Against Oppression. truthout.org The pandemic has confronted unions with a historic challenge. COVID-19 and the response to it have simultaneously illuminated and intensified the ways "women's work," labor traditionally done by women in and for

_____ (2021-09-06). Supreme Court's Attack on Abortion Rights Opens Door for Vigilante Lawsuits Against the Unvaccinated. commondreams.org By refusing to block the Texas law, "the Supreme Court of the United States has chosen to trample on the protection of women's reproductive rights," said one expert.

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…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-06). Guinean military detains president and dissolves government in coup and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the coup staged by the military in Guinea, the escape of 6 Palestinians from the Gilboa prison in Israel, and more…

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 …

Joris Leverink (2021-09-06). The Laura Flanders Show: These Films Keep People Out of Prison. roarmag.org What if judges could know a person more completely before sentencing them to prison? | An organization called Complete Picture uses the power of film and storytelling to give judges an in-depth, humanizing look at the lives of defendants facing prison for non-violent crimes. All of Complete Picture's films have resulted in a sentence reduction and half of their clients received no prison time at all. | In this episode, Laura speaks with the project's founding filmmakers, whose own experience of incarceration inspired the project. She interviews a defense attorney who's seen the impact on judges and talks with two…

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…

International People's Assembly (2021-09-06). Moroccan political activists arrested during protests demanding democratization. liberationnews.org The PSL extends our fullest solidarity to the imprisoned leaders of Democratic Way and condemns this blatant act of repression.

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 …

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…

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…

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