Daily Archives: September 11, 2021

2021-09-11: News Headlines

Gloria Rubac (2021-09-11). Happy Birthday, Juan Balderas! workers.org A few days in advance of his 35th birthday, family, friends and supporters of Texas death row prisoner Juan Balderas gathered by the dozens to celebrate, sing Happy Birthday, speak to the media and eat some delicious cake his mother brought to share. Juan's wife, Yancy Balderas, center, leads the . . . |

Sara Flounders (2021-09-11). The struggle to free Alex Saab continues. workers.org Despite delays, legal appeals, protests, formal delegations and petitions signed by many thousands, the United States has continued to demand the extradition of Alex Saab. He is being held imprisoned in the small nation of Cabo Verde. Saab was abducted by order of the U.S., when his plane stopped for . . . |

Middle East Monitor (2021-09-11). Palestinian Prisoners take hope from emptying of South African Apartheid Jails. juancole.com By Alie Komape | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — When you do an online search for South Africa's Robben Island, one of the suggested words used is "escapes". It is obviously a common research topic. Robben Island was the site of a prison for those who resisted colonial rule going back centuries. Early …

Staff (2021-09-11). CIVIL RIGHTS arm of US Department of Education launches investigation into Florida governor's ban on obligatory masks in schools. rt.com Just as a Florida appeals court reinstated Governor Ron DeSantis's ban on school mask mandates, the Department of Education has announced a probe into the opt-out policy, claiming it may hurt disabled students. | US President Joe Biden's administration seemingly did not waste time in responding to the Republican governor's recent

WSWS (2021-09-11). Republicans plan fascist rally on September 18 in Washington D.C. to back jailed January 6 insurrectionists. wsws.org Organized by a former Trump campaign staffer, Matt Braynard, the rally in defense of fascist militia members arrested for their actions on January 6 is a continuation of the Republican Party's defense of Trump's attempted coup.

Liberation News (2021-09-10). Los Angeles organizers say 'Shut 'Em Down' at prisoner solidarity rally. peoplesdispatch.org 60 local activists, organizers and community members took in Los Angeles, gathered outside the Los Angeles County's Men's Central Jail on September 4. The rally was organized by the formerly incarcerated, community members of incarcerated loved ones, the Party for Socialism and Liberation of Los Angeles, ANSWER Los Angeles, Black Lives Matter Pasadena, and the Coalition to Free Ruchell Magee. Other community organizations such as Coalition for Community Control Over the Police, Creating Justice LA + Church Without Walls, Labor Against Racism and War, Change West Covina, Groundgame LA, La Puente Mutual Aid, and Ne…

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…

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.

Mark Fiore (2021-09-10). Lawsuit Vigilantes: Not Just For Texas Anymore! progressive.org Real live Texas abortion bounty-hunters appear to be exempt from a court-ordered stay.

Middle East Eye (2021-09-10). Calls for 'Friday of Rage' as Israel Bans Family Visits to Palestinian Prisoners. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-10). ALERT: Mahmoud Ardah and Yaqoub Qadri must be protected — Free all Palestinian Prisoners! samidoun.net Palestinian heroes Mahmoud al-Ardah and Yaqoub Qadri were seized by Israeli occupation forces six days after they liberated themselves and exposed the weakness and fragility of Israeli technological superiority and military hegemony at the high-security Gilboa prison. They have been subjected to one of the most intense Israeli manhunts in history in an attempt to […] | The article

Joseph Longley (2021-09-10). Drug Treatment is Infrastructure. aclu.org COVID-19 was not the only deadly public health crisis of the past year and a half. The overdose epidemic

Staff (2021-09-10). A Conversation with Survivors of the CIA's Post 9/11 Torture Program. aclu.org In 2015, the ACLU While cou…

Hina Shamsi (2021-09-10). 20 Years After 9/11, We Have a Roadmap Toward a More Just and Equitable Future. aclu.org In the early days after 9/11, I hoped desperately — alongside so many others around the country and the world — that our government would make wise choices, that it would meet violence with justice, transparency, accountability, and a commitment to fundamental rights. We knew that too often in American history, political leaders respond to traumatic events by clamping down on our civil rights and liberties, and only come to regret it after terrible human costs. And we knew that those costs are borne primarily by Black and Brown people and immigrants, whom the government has always wrongly viewed th…

Staff (2021-09-10). Body camera shows cops in this town are out of control. How will the city respond? therealnews.com A 73-year-old grandmother with dementia is thrown to the ground and arrested, and the arresting officers are caught laughing while reviewing their bodycam footage. In this episode of PAR, we examine how this case, a horrifying display of cruelty on its own, is also symptomatic of a more widespread culture of brutality that has been cultivated in the police department of Loveland, Colorado. Hosts Taya Graham and Stephen Janis investigate four separate disturbing, brutal arrests in Loveland, and speak with civil rights attorney Sarah Shielke about her fight to secure justice for these victims, and about the n…

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…

It's Going Down (2021-09-10). Life, Death & the Aftermath of Revolt: A Conversation on 'After the Uprising'. itsgoingdown.org What happens when insurrections die? What becomes of the participants? What happens when the police come back to settle scores and people are thrown in jail? On our latest podcast, we speak with someone involved in the new podcast series, After the Uprising: The Death of Danyé Dion Jones, and explore what happened in Ferguson…

Staff (2021-09-10). Texas governor branded hypocrite after signing anti-Big Tech free speech bill, having cracked down on Israel critics. rt.com Republican Governor Greg Abbott has been slammed as a hypocrite after he signed an anti-Big Tech censorship bill on Thursday, with critics pointing out that he's cracked down on Texans who've protested against Israel's actions. | In a video on Thursday, Abbott claimed "freedom of speech is under attack in Texas," before revealing he would be signing a law that "prevents social media companies from banning users based upon the user's political viewpoints." He said it would allow Texans to file lawsuits against "dangerous" Big Tech platforms that wrongfully suspend their right to post. | Conservative viewpoints…

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.jz 2021-09-12 00:49 | 20:49 EST | 21 | 0 | 17 | 5 | 0