Daily Archives: September 10, 2021

2021-09-10: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-09-10). Former UAW presidents Jones and Williams report to prison for embezzling millions in workers' dues money. wsws.org Former UAW Presidents Dennis Williams and Gary Jones have reported to federal prison to begin serving slap-on-the-wrist sentences.

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2021-09-10). A turning point in American corrections. workers.org The following lightly edited commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal aired as part of the "50 Years of Resistance: Black August & Attica" live broadcast, hosted by the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party, Sept. 2. In my mind, Attica was a turning point in American — and I use the term . . . |

Staff (2021-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Orders Vaccine Mandates for Federal Workers and Large Employers, International Flights Resume from Kabul Airport; Taliban Torture Journalists Covering Protests, Syrian Army Enters Daraa, Birthplace of Uprising Against Assad a Decade Ago, Biden Admin Extends TPS for 400,000 People Through 2022, Whistleblower Details Abuse of Migrant Children at Fort Bliss Base in Texas, SCOTUS Stays Execution of Texas Death Row Prisoner, DOJ Sues Texas over Unconstitutional Abortion Ban , Biden Withdraws Gun Control Advocate as ATF Nominee, Names Ally to Big Polluters for Key Energy Post, EPA Seeks Permanent Block on Pebble…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-09-10). Minneapolis, MN: #ShutEmDown2021 Action Reportback. itsgoingdown.org Report on #ShutEmDown2021 actions in Minneapolis in solidarity with the call from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak for actions marking the 50th anniversary of the Attica uprising. On the morning of Thursday, September 9, 2021, in response to Jailhouse Lawyers Speak's call for #ShutEmDown2021 actions, autonomous crews crashed the offices of a key player in the vast…

Jonah Raskin (2021-09-10). George Jackson: His Liberating Reading List and His Legacy. counterpunch.org Are books dangerous? You bet they are. That's why there are book burners and why there is censorship of books. In the hands of readers hungry for ideas, books are weapons and tools for social change. In the hands of George Jackson, books were a lifeline to the world outside prison where he lived much

Moderator (2021-09-10). John Kiriakou: A Traitor to Torture. scheerpost.com Drawings by Abu Zubaydah, the first prisoner of more than a hundred known to have been tortured by the United States, depict techniques used by CIA operatives. He was falsely believed to be a member of Al Qaeda. Courtesy Mark P. Denbeaux.Jinnette Caceres (2021-09-09). Attica: Anniversary of heroic prison uprising. liberationnews.org "We the inmates of Attica Prison, have grown to recognize beyond the shadow of a doubt, that because of our posture as prisoners and branded characters as alleged criminals, the administration and prison employees no longer consider or respect us as human beings, but rather as domesticated animals selected to do their bidding in slave labor and furnished as a personal whipping dog for their sadistic, psychopathic hate.

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, . . . |

Staff (2021-09-09). DOJ Plans to Sue the State of Texas Over Its Restrictive Anti-Abortion Law. truthout.org The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is planning to file a lawsuit, as early as Thursday, against Texas over its highly restrictive anti-abortion law, which went into effect earlier this month. |

Staff (2021-09-09). Texas Providers May Face Jail Time for Prescribing Abortion Pills. truthout.org As Texas's remaining 15 abortion clinics grapple with the fallout of last week's implementation of the nation's most restrictive anti-abortion law, which now allows private citizens to sue anyone who "aids or abets" a person seeking an abortion after six weeks, With access to the procedure shrinking rapidly even for Texans…

_____ (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.

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…

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…

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…

Hugh Handeyside (2021-09-09). The Watchlisting System Exemplifies the Government's Post-9/11 Embrace of Biased Profiling. aclu.org As a Harvard graduate student and mother of three children, Zainab Merchant was accustomed to traveling frequently from her home in Orlando to Boston for her studies. In 2016, that all changed. | Those trips suddenly

Staff (2021-09-09). Louisiana inmates 'left in harm's way' when Hurricane Ida hit. therealnews.com This story originally appeared on Over a dozen civil rights groups are raising questions about why some local jails in Hurricane Ida's path were not evacuated prior to the Category 4 storm, which devastated much of southeast Louisiana on Aug. 29. | In a Sept. 3 letter to Gov. John Bel Edwards—written by the Promise of Justice Initia…

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…

Ann Brown (2021-09-09). Report: Assassin Sirhan Sirhan, Who Killed President Kennedy's Brother, Was Mentored By Suge Knight Before Parole. moguldom.com Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was recently recommended for parole by the board of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after spending 53 years in prison. California's governor will soon decide if the 77-year-old inmate can go free. Robert F. Kennedy, the brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, …

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…

The Socialist Program (2021-09-09). (PODCAST) Attica Rebellion 50th Anniversary: A Massacre that Changed American Politics. liberationnews.org This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 50 years ago today, the inmates at Attica prison in New York state staged a heroic uprising …

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.

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