2022-07-29: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2022-07-29). U.S. political prisoner Mutulu Shakur has six months to live. Will courts finally grant compassionate release? mronline.org Renowned revolutionary leader and health worker Mutulu Shakur has spent over three decades in prison. As his cancer worsens, activists are demanding his release.

WSWS (2022-07-29). 7 Prisoners from Brazil and modern slave labor. wsws.org Tens of millions remain trapped by capitalism in this primitive and brutal condition, and some of them in major urban areas.

Anonymous765 (2022-07-28). Washington Proposes Prisoners' Swap As Russian Operations Continue In Ukraine. southfront.org |

TeleSUR, gao, SH (2022-07-28). Corte Suprema salvadoreña recibe cientos de habeas corpus. telesurtv.net La "Guerra contra las Pandillas" ha provocado detenciones arbitrarias y denuncias de asesinatos policiales.

Staff (2022-07-28). Towards freedom: Palestinian prisoner Raed Rayan suspends hunger strike after 113 days of struggle with agreement for his release. samidoun.net After 113 days of struggle and sacrifice to win his freedom, Palestinian prisoner Raed Rayan — jailed without charge or trial under Israeli "administrative detention" — has suspended his hunger strike with an agreement for his release. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes Rayan and his fellow prisoners on their unceasing dedication to put their …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2022-07-28). Judge tosses bogus anti-Semitism claims against Pittsburgh university. electronicintifada.net Lawsuit against Point Park University was backed by Lawfare Project.

Ann Brown (2022-07-28). Black Man Who Assaulted Cops For MAGA At January 6 Capitol Riot Gets Longest Prison Sentence. moguldom.com While the public hearings of the United States House Select Committee on the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol are still ongoing, Mark Ponder, a Black MAGA supporter, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for assaulting police officers during the Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan handed down the more than …

Kevin Gosztola (2022-07-28). Whistleblower Testimony Shows BOP Director Ignored Rampant Abuse And Corruption At Atlanta Prison. thedissenter.org Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal (Screen shot from  | Two whistleblowers who worked at United States Penitentiary Atlanta testified at a US Senate hearing and described rampant abuse and corruption that has plagued the medium-security prison in Georgia for several years. | The

Staff (2022-07-28). Solidarity with Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh: Leading Palestinian prisoner transferred to interrogation. samidoun.net Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh, imprisoned Palestinian leader, was suddenly transferred to interrogation at the Petah Tikvah interrogation center of the occupation one week ago, on Thursday, 21 July. On Thursday, 28 July, Palestinian lawyer Ghaid Qassem reported that she had finally visited Abu Ghoulmeh, who was now being held in Megiddo prison, after repeated prohibitions of …

W.T. Whitney Jr. (2022-07-28). Prisoner Simón Trinidad Is a Victim of Deadly US &#1 ; Colombia Alliance. orinocotribune.com By W.T. Whitney JR. &#1 ; Jul 18, 2022 | Simón Trinidad's 72nd birthday is July 30. Don't think about sending him a card. U.S. prison authorities have blocked his mail since 2004. He is lodged in a maximum-security federal prison in Colorado. Extradited from Colombia, he remained in solitary confinement until 2018. | As a leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Trinidad was in charge of political education and propaganda. He was captured in Ecuador in 2003, with CIA assistance. He had been conferring there with a United Nations official about the release of FARC-held prisoners. | Transferred…

WSWS (2022-07-28). Dozens of women allege Indiana corrections officers, police did nothing as they were assaulted and raped. wsws.org After the women were assaulted by the male prisoners, the lawsuits allege that the prison guards punished the victims by putting them on lockdown for several days and denying them "dark privileges."

WSWS (2022-07-28). Final two officers involved in George Floyd murder sentenced for civil rights offenses. wsws.org Sentencing illustrate attempt to whitewash US police…

WSWS (2022-07-28). Dozens of women allege Indiana corrections officers, police did nothing as they were assaulted and raped after bribed jailer gave prison key to male inmates. wsws.org After the women were assaulted by the male prisoners, the lawsuits allege that the prison guards punished the victims by putting them on lockdown for several days and denying them "dark privileges."

Ann Brown (2022-07-27). Charles Barkley On Saudi Golf Sponsorship: Why Don't Critics Of My Saudi Bag Worry About Civil Rights In The U.S.? moguldom.com Basketball legend Charles Barkley knows his way around the golf course and he has opted to sign on for the LIV Golf tournament, backed by Saudi Arabia, despite the controversy surrounding human rights abuses in the second-largest country in the Arab world. The tour, now underway, is financed by $2 billion in cash from Saudi …

Fight Back (2022-07-27). Take action to free Colombian revolutionary, political prisoner, Simón Trinidad. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the National Committee to Free Simón Trinidad. | Simón Trinidad, a Colombian revolutionary and political prisoner of the U.S. empire, will have his 72nd birthday in solitary confinement in a federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. Simón Trinidad, born Ricardo Palmera, is languishing in prison after a bogus extradition to the United States in 2004, convicted on trumped-up charges, and sentenced to 60 years. He has been requested by the Special Peace Jurisdiction Court (JEP) in Colombia to help rebuild his country toward a peace with justice…

Dana Sanchez (2022-07-27). Report: Biden Offers To Trade Convicted Russian Arms Dealer Viktor 'Merchant Of Death' Bout For Brittney Griner, Locked Up In A Russian Prison. moguldom.com The Biden administration has offered to exchange a convicted Russian arms trafficker serving 25 years in a U.S. prison to secure the release of two Americans held in Russian prisons including U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner, sources told CNN. Griner has been jailed in Moscow for drug possession since February, around the time Russia invaded …

_____ (2022-07-27). Intersecting Movements For Housing Justice And Prison Abolition. popularresistance.org Right to the City Alliance (RTTC) is a national alliance made up of over 90 member organizations on local, state, and regional levels organizing around housing and land. Our work includes renters' rights, building alternatives such as community land trusts, and policy work like the opportunity for tenants to purchase buildings before small landlords sell them to bigger corporate landlords. RTTC connects members doing aligned work across the country to share strategies, best practices, and ways of scaling up strategies to expand impact beyond local contexts. Member organizations work on a range of social change is…

A Guest Author (2022-07-27). How prison labor works in Arizona. workers.org The following article was excerpted from an Arizona Republic and KJZZ News July 22 investigative exposé revealing "what happens when a state exploits some of its poorest people for their labor." Full story at tinyurl.com/2p8ffmnn. Incarcerated women prisoners doing telemarketing. (Photo Credit: Merry Eccles/USA Today Network) After 15 months of . . . |

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