Daily Archives: September 12, 2021

2021-09-12: 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 . . . |

teleSUR (2021-09-11). Palestinian Prisoners Plan Protests Against Israeli Repression. telesurenglish.net Palestine's official WAFA news agency reported that the Palestinian Authority's Detainees Affairs Commission and the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) announced Saturday prisoners will boycott the Israel Prison Service (IPS) and start a gradual hunger strike while more inmates are expected to join the strike every day. | After six Palestinians managed to escape from Israel's highly-fortified Gilboa prison on Monday, Israel implemented a repressive campaign against more than 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Four of the six prisoners have been caught while the remaining two are still at…

_____ (2021-09-11). Why Israel's Gilboa Prison Break Has Palestinians Celebrating. popularresistance.org Gilboa Prison, Palestine — It is said that Palestinians are the most incarcerated people in the world. Rarely does one find a Palestinian who has not been a victim of the Israeli prison system and when one does find one such person, he or she will have a sibling, parent or another close relative who serves or has served time in an Israeli prison. Opportunities for Palestinians to celebrate as a nation are few and far between. When the news broke of the escape of six high-profile Palestinian prisoners from one of Israel's most secure prisons, it was a reason to celebrate. This was a reason not only for Pales…

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 …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-11). Israel re-captures four of the six escaped Palestinian political prisoners amid mass protests. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinians across West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem organized protests on the third consecutive day on Friday demanding the end of "collective punishment" measures carried out by the Israeli authorities since the escape…

Mansoor Adayfi (2021-09-11). After 9/11, I was kidnapped, imprisoned, tortured, then 'released' — but I have hope. thecanary.co The first time I heard about 9/11 was on the radio at a restaurant in Afghanistan, where I was working as a research assistant. I wasn't following any news, and at that time in Afghanistan there was no TV or internet. People used radios to listen to the outside world. | I'm from Yemen, and I couldn't imagine a skyscraper 110 floors tall. In fact, it was the first time I heard that such buildings even existed. The tallest building in Sana'a was 25 floors — that was a skyscraper by Yemeni standards. | At that time, Afghanistan was a mix of a lot of the past and a little of the present, mostly represented by c…

_____ (2021-09-11). Ten Post-9/11 Measures That Targeted Muslim Americans. popularresistance.org In the twenty years since September 11, 2001, our government has established dozens of laws, policies and programs ostensibly designed to prevent additional attacks on our nation. | Some of those post-9/11 measures—such as increasing airport security and improving communication between federal agencies regarding potential threats—were reasonable, legal and successful in making us safer. But many other measures were as ineffective as they were unconstitutional. They undermined civil liberties, violated civil rights and harmed countless people—particularly Muslims in America—in the name of n…

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

Kenny Stancil (2021-09-11). 'A win for Civil Rights': Federal judge blocks Florida GOP's anti-protest law. nationofchange.org "We are glad the court has agreed to suspend enforcement of this key provision while we continue to advocate to ensure that protesters in Florida can safely exercise their right to speak out against injustice."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-11). Preventive detention order issued for ex-Bolivian police commander over the Senkata massacre. peoplesdispatch.org Former Bolivian police commander Rodolfo Montero was sworn in by de-facto president Jeanine àÅñez five days before the Senkata massacre. Montero is also being investigated for the Sacaba massacre…

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.

teleSUR (2021-09-11). Peru: Abimael Guzman, Historic Leader of the Shining Path, Dies. telesurenglish.net The historic leader of the Shining Path, Abimael Guzman, died Saturday at the age of 86 in Peru while serving a life sentence in the maximum security prison of the Callao Naval Base. | RELATED: | The head of the National Penitentiary Institute (INPE), Susana Silva, announced the news at 06: 40 local time. | Also known by the name of "comrade Gonzalo," he died due to a generalized infection at the Naval Hospital, where he was…

Andrew Emett (2021-09-11). Former Michigan police officer sentenced to 3 years in federal prison. nationofchange.org "…Ryan McInerney, who abuse their official capacity in dereliction of duty, will be prosecuted like any other criminal."

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