2022-07-03: News Headlines

Eva Bartlett (2022-07-03). The Lugansk People's Republic has now been brought under the control of the LPR & Russia. ingaza.wordpress.com All of the Lugansk People's Republic has now been brought under the control of the LPR & Russia. The population who were treated as subhuman (at best), or imprisoned, starved, tortured, executed…by Ukrainian forces & Nazis can now lively freely & without enduring the hell of Ukrainian rule any longer. RELATED:…

_____ (2022-07-02). July 4th Events Canceled, Protests Over Police Murder Of Jayland Walker. popularresistance.org Friday marks the third day of protests over the Akron police shooting death of 25-year-old Jayland Walker, an Akron DoorDash driver who was killed by multiple shots following a police chase on Monday. | Previous protests were small, a couple dozen people. But as news of Walker's death spread across the city and national organizations like Black Lives Matter took note, today's protest downtown is expected to grow. | Reporters and photographers from The Akron Beacon Journal will be reporting live from today's protest. Follow their reporting as it unfolds below.

_____ (2022-07-02). US Supreme Court May Take Aim At Whistleblower Protection Law. popularresistance.org The False Claims Act in the United States allows individuals with evidence of fraud against government agencies to bring lawsuits as qui tam whistleblowers. They can bring a case even if the US Justice Department has no interest in fighting the alleged corruption. | But on June 21, Courthouse News Reported that the US Supreme Court will determine whether the government has the authority to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act when the government has declined to intervene in the case. | In other words, the Supreme Court could help corporations shut down independent whistleblower lawsu…

Staff (2022-07-02). Saadia Farajallah Matar: Palestinian mother's life taken by occupation medical neglect. samidoun.net Saadia Farajallah Matar, a 68-year old imprisoned Palestinian woman, died on Saturday, 2 July, the latest martyr of the prisoners' movement due to the systemic Zionist medical neglect targeting Palestinian prisoners. She passed away of a sudden heart attack as she washed before prayer in the early morning hours in Damon prison, with her fellow …

Editor2 (2022-07-02). Ecuador: Lasso's Masquerade vs People's Real Demands. orinocotribune.com By Gustavo A Maranges &#1 ; Jun 28, 2022 | June 28 marked 15 days since the beginning of the demonstrations in Ecuador against the neoliberal government of Guillermo Lasso. During that time over 15,000 indigenous people and representatives of social movements have joined the protests to demand urgent actions to stop the collapse of the living conditions of the poorest and the entire working class. However, the state's response has been violence and police repression, which has already caused six deaths, hundreds of wounded, and over 200 imprisonments. | According to the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities o…

Editor (2022-07-02). Assange Makes Final Appeal Against US Extradition. scheerpost.com Supporters of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange staged a demonstration against his impending extradition to the United States, driving an open-top double-decker tour bus around central London on July 1, 2022. (Photo: Guy Smallman/Getty Images) | By Brett Wilkins / In a last-ditch effort to avoid extradition to the United States, lawyers for jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday appealed to the United Kingdom's High Court to block the transfer. | Assange's brother, Gabri…

Florence CGTN (2022-07-02). Smugglers increasingly turn to large trucks to boost profits. america.cgtn.com The U.S. Department of Justice has charged four men in connection with the deadliest case of human smuggling in U.S. history. Two of the defendants, both Mexican nationals, will appear in court Friday. They have been charged with illegal gun possession, facing up to 10 years in prison. At least one of the four, …

Betsey Piette (2022-07-01). Prison hunger strikers challenge solitary torture. workers.org Bulletin: WW received notice of a new letter from Michael Rivera who wrote: "While active participants in the hunger strike are down to 7 to 10 individuals, around 45 to people in the IMU unit are refusing to do anything with the program, saying 'without us there is no . . . |

A Guest Author (2022-07-01). Mumia Abu-Jamal honored in France. workers.org This slightly edited story was posted by Bea Phi from prisonradio.org on June 4. Jamal Jr. is the grandson of the African American political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Jamal Jr. and artist Mustapha Boutadjine, left, in Paris June 4 On June 4, Jamal Jr. and Brenda Arjona honored the French "LibeÃÅrons . . . |

A Guest Author (2022-07-01). Why abolition of all forms of incarceration? workers.org By Sophia Williams "The majority of people who are in prison are there because society has failed them." (Angela Davis) "Abolition is about presence, not absence. It's about building life-affirming institutions." &#1 ; Ruth Wilson Gilmore. Credit: Lydia Makepeace Prison proponents — the police, courts, prosecutors, politicians, corporate media and corporations . . . |

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