Daily Archives: 2021-10-04

2021-10-04: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-10-04). Equal Opportunity Employment Commission sues Ford for pregnancy discrimination. wsws.org According to the lawsuit, Edwina Smith was given a conditional offer of hire by Ford which was effectively rescinded after she disclosed she was pregnant in a routine pre-employment physical.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-04). After Saakashvili is jailed, U.S. denounces Georgian election. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com One must remember which nation is leveling the following denunciation. A nation that is is morally outraged by election irregularities. Indeed mortally wounded by such affronts to democracy. Where is Zeus with his thunderbolts? This is being posted in Chicago, the world capital of ballot box stuffing, chain voting, absentee ballots filled out by the …

Lynda Carson (2021-10-04). Blazing sideshows of Oakland and the Bay Area. indybay.org Oakland Sideshow: The attacks on the organizers of sideshows have become so extreme locally, that in San Jose recently, it has been reported that a judge ordered the promoters of sideshows to stop organizing them on social media, and violators could face a $1,000 fine and six months in jail if caught!

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-04). Indonesia: A win for the right to clean air in Jakarta. greenleft.org.au This month, the Central Jakarta District Court ruled on a lawsuit accusing the Indonesian government of unlawfully permitting air pollution in the capital to exceed permissible, healthy limits, reports Binoy Kampmark.

WSWS (2021-10-04). Attorney Steven Donziger sentenced to six months for contempt of court in vindictive case brought by Chevron. wsws.org Donziger, who exposed the decades-long contamination of the Amazon rainforest by the oil giant and won a billion-dollar settlement against the company, was sentenced on Friday to a maximum of six months in prison.

WSWS (2021-10-04). Fifteen years since Assange established WikiLeaks. wsws.org The anniversary is being marked by Assange's continuing imprisonment and a media blackout of revelations that the American government plotted to assassinate the WikiLeaks founder.

sputniknews (2021-10-04). Ecuador's Police Regain Control Over Prison Recently Hit by Deadly Riots. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — The Ecuadorian police have regained control over a prison in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil, a site of riots between gangs that left at least 118 dead, Police Chief Tannya Varela, said.

sputniknews (2021-10-03). Detention of Ex-Bolivian President Anez Extended by Five Months, Daughter Says. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – A Bolivian judge has ordered to extend the pre-trial detention of former interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez for another five months, Anez's daughter, Carolina Ribera, has announced.

_____ (2021-10-03). Mayor De Blasio's Epic Rikers Island Failure. popularresistance.org In 2017, a year after launching the campaign, the mayor was brought to his knees by the unavoidable momentum built by the campaign. He begrudgingly conceded that Rikers needed to close. But the devil was in the details. The mayor punted responsibility by outlining a scantily detailed 10-year plan to close the complex of eight jails on Rikers Island and build four skyscraper jail facilities in locations around the city.

Philadelphia Anarchist Black Cross (2021-10-03). Philadelphia: Running Down The Walls 2021 Reportback. itsgoingdown.org Report from Philadelphia Anarchist Black Cross on recent Running Down the Walls event for political prisoners. To listen to an interview with Philly ABC on This Is America, go here. On sunny September 12, 2021, a light breeze persisted from off the lake in FDR park as participants gathered to check-in for their t-shirts, make…

Abdul Rahman (2021-10-03). Guantanamo bay and the legacy of global "War on Terror" peoplesdispatch.org The failure of the successive governments in the US to shut Gitmo in which the majority of the detainees, past and present, were never charged with any crime formally, even after spending years in prison and suffering inhuman acts of torture, exposes their complete disregard to human rights.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-03). Guantanamo Bay and the Legacy of the Global "War on Terror" libya360.wordpress.com Abdul Rahman Detainees upon arrival at Camp X-Ray, January 2002. Photo: Shane T. McCoy, U.S. Navy The failure of the successive governments in the US to shut Gitmo in which the majority of the detainees, past and present, were never charged with any crime formally, even after spending years in prison and suffering inhuman acts…

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