Daily Archives: September 9, 2021

2021-09-09: News Headlines

Anonymous Contributor (2021-09-09). Adrián Gómez Jiménez is Free! itsgoingdown.org After seventeen years, Indigenous prisoner in struggle Adrián Gómez Jiménez has been released from prison in Chiapas, Mexico. Read below the statement from the Working Group No Estamos Todxs. We want to inform everyone that after years of struggle, our compañero Adrián Gómez Jiménez is finally free. For years, our compa Adrián has been struggling…

Monica Moorehead (2021-09-09). The legacy of Black August & Attica lives on. workers.org The following edited remarks were made on a Sept. 2 live broadcast, "50 Years of Resistance: Black August & Attica," sponsored by the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party. Moorehead is a WW managing editor and a member of the PSC. For many revolutionaries and activists of my generation, . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-09). Family members of Palestinians who escaped Israeli prison arrested. peoplesdispatch.org On Wednesday, September 8, in a move defying all established human rights norms, Israeli security forces arrested five relatives of the six Palestinians who escaped from the Gilboa prison in the occupied West Bank on Monday. | According to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society, Israel launched a large scale inspection and detention campaign in villages and towns in the occupied West Bank. The occupation forces barged into several Palestinian villages and raided the houses of family members and relatives of the escapees late in the night on Wednesday. | Palestinian health minister Mai al-Kaila issued a statement cond…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-09). Protests against violent crackdown on Palestinians in Israeli jails and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at protests against the violence faced by Palestinians in Israeli jails, protests held at the South African border in solidarity with Swaziland, and more…

_____ (2021-09-09). Stand With Palestinian Prisoners' Uprising. popularresistance.org In Megiddo prison, Ramon prison, and the Negev desert prison, Palestinian political prisoners burned their rooms in resistance to the prison administration's attempt to transfer the prisoners affiliated with Islamic Jihad. The Handala Center for Prisoners and Former Prisoners in occupied Palestine reported that 7 rooms in Megiddo prison, 4 rooms in the Negev prison and 4 rooms in sections 4 and 5 of Ramon prison have been burned, and that the prisoners' movement leadership has affirmed that any section that is invaded to transfer detainees will be met with fire. | Palestinians throughout occupied Palestine are ra…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-09). The cost of being a Palestinian: Shatha Odeh's ordeal in prison. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli security forces detained prominent Palestinian healthcare expert, Dr. Shatha Odeh, during a series of violent raids conducted across the occupied West Bank on July 7. Shirin Abu Fannouneh, Ms. Shatha's daughter, recounts her mother's ordeal to Dr. Delen De la Paz from the People's Health Movement.

Editor2 (2021-09-09). Cuba: The Island at the Center of the Conspiracy — Interview with Ramón Labañino. orinocotribune.com Ramón Labañino, who has a degree in Economics from the University of Havana, is one of the five heroes who in the late 80s and early 90s infiltrated anti-Cuban organizations in the United States to detect and prevent terrorist attacks against Cuba and the Revolution. The five were captured by the FBI and sentenced in illegal trials to different penalties; in the case of Ramón to life imprisonment plus 18 years in US prisons. It was thanks to the resistance and revolutionary perseverance of Fidel Castro's government that they were released on December 17, 2014, in the framework of a prisoner exchange between Washi…

Lauren Gambino (2021-09-09). Biden Vowed to Make Racial Justice the Heart of His Agenda — Is It Still Beating? zcomm.org The lack of progress has frustrated civil rights leaders and activists who charge that the president isn't taking the fight for voting rights seriously enough…

It's Going Down (2021-09-09). National Shut'Em Down Demonstrations, Marches & Protests Set to Kick Off August 21st. itsgoingdown.org On Saturday, August 21st, organizations, crews, and individuals across the country will participate in a call from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, a prisoner led abolitionist formation, to take part in national 'Shut'Em Down' demonstrations across the so-called US. The purpose of the call is to center the 10 demands that Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and other inside…

Staff (2021-09-09). Mending the fence? Capitol security barrier may make a comeback as police fear violence at 'Justice for J6' rally in DC — media. rt.com A large metal security fence may return to the US Capitol just two months after it was brought down, several outlets reported, amid concerns of violence at an upcoming rally to support those charged over the January 6 riot in DC.

Norman Solomon (2021-09-08). Abortion Bounty Hunters in Texas Are Not 'Whistleblowers': They're Cruel Vigilantes. counterpunch.org One of the many preposterous claims coming from supporters of the vicious new Texas law against abortion is that bounty hunters — standing to gain a $10,000 reward from the state — will somehow be "whistleblowers." The largest anti-abortion group in Texas is trying to attach the virtuous "whistleblower" label to predators who'll file lawsuits against abortion

Lois Weiner (2021-09-08). Let's Support Member-Driven Unions That Fight Against Oppression. zcomm.org Movements fighting for social justice need a massively reinvigorated labor movement, just as much as labor unions need social movements…

teleSUR (2021-09-08). Mexican Supreme Court Decriminalizes Abortion. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) ruled against the criminalization of women who abort in the first stage of pregnancy. | RELATED: | Unanimously, the supreme judges declared unconstitutional the Penal Code of the Coahuila State, which imposed up to three years in prison on either the woman who voluntarily performs an abortion or the person who helps her to have an abortion. The SCJN decision sets a binding precedent for all the…

Tamara Nassar (2021-09-08). Israel seeks revenge after Palestinian Great Escape. electronicintifada.net Tunnel from Gilboa prison punches hole in occupier's invincibility.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-08). IDF Carry Out Raids Looking For 6 Escape Palestinians In Occupied West Bank. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Israeli forces stormed dozens of areas across the occupied West Bank district of Jenin, looking for the 6 escaped Palestinians. | Media sources in Jenin said dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the Arraba plain area and conducted searches in Palestinian communities. | According to Palestinian media outlets, the Israeli forces raided the homes of the six escaped prisoners and began to arrest their relatives. | They invaded Arabbuna village northeast of Jenin and sto…

Moderator (2021-09-08). CIA Torture Cover-Up Still Looms Over 9/11 Trials at Guantánamo. scheerpost.com Entrance to Camp Delta at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. (Kathleen T. Rhem) | By Brett Wilkins / U.S. war crimes in the so-called War on Terror were back in the spotlight Tuesday as pretrial hearings for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants resumed at Guantánamo Bay, with a lawyer for…

_____ (2021-09-08). Despite Manchin Roadblock, Schumer Vows 'Full Speed Ahead' on $3.5 Trillion Plan. commondreams.org "Make no mistake. Covering up torture is the reason that these men were brought to Guant√°namo and the continuing cover-up of torture is the reason that indefinite detention at Guant√°namo still exists."

Michelle Maldonado (2021-09-08). Los Angeles organizers say 'Shut 'Em Down' in prisoner solidarity rally. liberationnews.org On September 4, a powerful group of 60 local activists, organizers and community members took over the corner sidewalks across from the Los Angeles County's Men's Central Jail.

Michelle Maldonado (2021-09-08). Los Angeles organizers say 'Shut 'Em Down' at prisoner solidarity rally. liberationnews.org On September 4, a powerful group of 60 local activists, organizers and community members took over the corner sidewalks across from the Los Angeles County's Men's Central Jail.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-08). Fire In Overcrowded Indonesian Prison Leaves At Least 40 Dead. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the early hours of September 8th, a fire broke out in an overcrowded Indonesian prison, leaving at least 40 dead. | The prison Indonesia's Banten province also injured dozens. | #fire has ripped through an overcrowded block in a jail in #Indonesia's Banten province, killing at least 40 people and injuring dozens more, a government spokeswoman and media reports say. WSWS (2021-09-08). Federal bankruptcy judge grants Sackler family sweeping immunity in $4.3 billion opioid settlement. wsws.org In an example of class justice, the billionaire Sackler family, which fueled and profited immensely from the opioid epidemic through its company Purdue Pharma and its OxyContin medication, was handed immunity last week from all future opioid lawsuits.

Editor (2021-09-08). The Pasts and Futures of Social Reproduction as Dual Terrains Struggle. mronline.org This article discusses Susan Ferguson's Women and Work and how it advances contemporary debates about social reproduction within and beyond Marxist feminism. In particular, I emphasise its call for avoiding hierarchising struggles against oppression and those against exploitation, and for centring a dual-terrains approach. – Maud Perrier…

teleSUR (2021-09-08). Guinea Coup: Political Prisoners Freed, Regional Bloc to Meet. telesurenglish.net Guinea's military leaders have freed a group of political prisoners before a meeting of West African leaders to discuss their response to Sunday's coup that removed President Alpha Conde. | RELATED: | At least 80 political prisoners detained by Conde were released on Tuesday evening. Some had campaigned against his attempt to stay in power for a third term after introducing changes to the constitution to allow it, a move opponents said was ill…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-09-08). Chinese Billionaire Given 18 Years In Prison For 'Provoking Trouble'. moguldom.com A billionaire Chinese pig farmer was sentenced to 18 years in prison after he was found guilty of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" in China, a charge commonly used against activists and protesters. Sun Dawu, chairman of Dawu Agriculture Group, was arrested earlier this year after 300 police officers raided his offices, according to the …

Staff (2021-09-08). At least 41 killed, dozens injured after massive blaze erupts at overcrowded prison near Indonesia's capital (VIDEO). rt.com At least 41 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a large fire that broke out in a crowded prison near the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, according to officials. The blaze has since been extinguished. | The fire ignited at Tangerang Prison in the early hours of Wednesday, said Rika Aprianti, a spokeswoman for the country's Justice Ministry. She added that the fire was put out after several hours, and that all injured victims had been taken to a local hospital. | In addition to the 41 inmates killed, at least eight others were severely injured and a total of 72 sustained light wounds, Jakarta police chi…

Andrew Emett (2021-09-08). Former California cop pleads guilty to bribery. nationofchange.org Montebello Police Officer Rudolph Petersen will face a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.

Editor (2021-09-08). A resource guide to political prisoners in the U.S. mronline.org A growing list and guide to materials highlighting a few of the many of the political prisoners who have been incarcerated in the United States many still fighting for liberation.

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