2022-08-02: News Headlines

Orinoco Tribune2 (2022-08-02). An Interview With John Pilger: 'Assange Is the Courageous Embodiment of a Struggle Against the Most Oppressive Forces in Our World'. orinocotribune.com In an interview with the World Socialist Web Site, renowned Australian investigative journalist John Pilger has warned that the "US is close to getting its hands on" the courageous WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. | Last month, British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved Assange's extradition to the US, where he faces 175 years imprisonment under the Espionage Act for publishing true information exposing American war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. As Pilger explains, Patel's order will be the subject of a further appeal, but the British judiciary that will adjudicate has facilitated Assange's persecution ever…

____ (2022-08-01). The US Is 'Close to Getting Its Hands on Julian Assange'. transcend.org 26 July 2022 – In an interview with Oscar Grenfell of the World Socialist Website, John Pilger explains the latest manoeuvres by the US and UK authorities to extradite Julian Assange, journalist and publisher, to the US where he faces 175 years in prison for the crime of journalism.

Themoscowtimes (2022-08-01). Russia Releases Ukrainians Set for Deportation — Kommersant. themoscowtimes.com Hundreds of Ukrainians have been stuck in limbo at Moscow detention centers awaiting deportations that were halted by the invasion of Ukraine.

____ (2022-08-01). Apology and Reparation: Two Steps the American Psychological Association Should Take Today. transcend.org 28 Jul 2022 – A brief update on the call for the APA to apologize to the victims of U.S. war-on-terror prisoner abuses and make recurring financial contributions to organizations that provide support for torture victims and their families.

Themoscowtimes (2022-08-01). Fleeing War and Discrimination, LGBT Russians Find Refuge in South Caucasus. themoscowtimes.com Armenia and Georgia are socially conservative societies and LGBT people face legal and social obstacles as well as occasional violence.

JANET (2022-08-01). Extreme weather and mass incarceration deaths. iacenter.org By Mirinda Crissman July 20, 2022 Houston Across the hottest places in the U.S., people in prisons, jails and detention centers often face unbearable and sometimes lethal conditions behind the walls, where air conditioning is not provided. The Prison Policy Initiative has found that many famously hot states lack universal air conditioning in prisons and jails. These include Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. (Prisonpolicy.org, June 18, 2019) Data compiled and analyzed by The Intercept shows that Te…

Liberation Staff (2022-08-01). PSL Editorial — Black August 2022: Continuing the centuries-long struggle for justice. liberationnews.org Party for Socialism and Liberation branches across the country are organizing educational and cultural events as part of the Black August tradition that dates back to 1979, reaffirming our determination to overthrow the grinding oppression imposed by U.S. capitalism on Black America.

Editor (2022-08-01). Chris Hedges: When the Just Go to Prison. scheerpost.com Pig and Whistle &#1 ; by Mr. Fish | By Chris Hedges | MARION, Illinois — Hale, a…

JANET (2022-08-01). Biden in Occupied Palestine and the 'Jerusalem Declaration'. iacenter.org July 16, 2022 Samidoun Palestine Prisoner Solidarity Network issued this collective statement with co-signers "in struggle and solidarity" July 16. The full list of signers, including Workers World Party and the International Action Center, is at samidoun.net. Organizations can endorse at bit.ly/bidenpalestine. Protesters hounded U.S. President Joe Biden in Palestine, including July 15 in Bethlehem where boys carried the photograph of Shireen Abu Akleh, Palestinian-American journalist murdered by Israeli Defense Force troops while on assignment in the Palestinian refugee camp of Jenin. Credit: Abbas Momani The jo…

JANET (2022-08-01). Julian Assange defense files appeals, granted extension. iacenter.org July 29, 2022 By Tareq Haddad This excerpted article, which originally appeared July 16 in Popular Resistance, can be read in full at tinyurl.com/kfzvkh2c. London — Following a June 17 decision from British Secretary of State Priti Patel approving the order to extradite Julian Assange to the U.S., lawyers for the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher have since submitted filings indicating they intend to fight the decision on 16 legal grounds. As first revealed by The Wall Street Journal, lawyers for Assange submitted two separate appeal applications: one against Patel's decision; the second against a January 2021…

____ (2022-08-01). When the Just Go to Prison. transcend.org 31 Jul 2022 – When those who expose the crimes of the state are criminalized and sent to prison, tyranny is inevitable. Daniel Hale's imprisonment is a microcosm of the vast gulag being constructed for all of us.

Special to People's World (2022-08-01). California's longest serving death-row prisoner on pain and Native identity. peoplesworld.org Douglas Ray Stankewitz is California's longest-serving death-row prisoner. The 63-year-old Monache and Cherokee Indian from the Big Sandy Rancheria has spent 43 years in San Quentin State Prison for a crime he says he didn't commit: the Feb. 8, 1978 carjacking and murder of 21-year-old Theresa Graybeal in Fresno, California. (Stankewitz says that while he …

_____ (2022-07-31). Court Rejects Google's Attempt to Dismiss Rumble's Antitrust Lawsuit, Ensuring Vast Discovery. popularresistance.org A federal district court in California on Friday denied Google's motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley giant is violating federal antitrust laws by preventing fair competition against its YouTube video platform. The lawsuit against Google, which has owned YouTube since its 2006 purchase for $1.65 billion, was brought in early 2021 by Rumble, the free speech competitor to YouTube. Its central claim is that Google's abuse of its monopolistic stranglehold on search engines to destroy all competitors to its various other platforms is illegal under the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, which makes…

_____ (2022-07-31). Court Rejects Google's Attempt to Dismiss Rumble's Antitrust Lawsuit. popularresistance.org California – A federal district court in California on Friday denied Google's motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley giant is violating federal antitrust laws by preventing fair competition against its YouTube video platform. The lawsuit against Google, which has owned YouTube since its 2006 purchase for $1.65 billion, was brought in early 2021 by Rumble, the free speech competitor to YouTube. Its central claim is that Google's abuse of its monopolistic stranglehold on search engines to destroy all competitors to its various other platforms is illegal under the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890,…

_____ (2022-07-31). COVID Ignites Long Fight For Health Care In California Prisons. popularresistance.org California – The COVID pandemic has thrown a harsh light on long-running medical neglect of incarcerated people and exposed the hold that the prison-industrial complex has on California politics. But even as it has done so, it has made openings for activism by and on behalf of the nearly 100,000 people in the state's prisons, among whom people of color are dramatically overrepresented. | California's state prisons are once again in the midst of a COVID-19 crisis. In Winter 2020, cumulative infections among the incarcerated population topped 45,000, and cases reached over 10,000 in a single day. One year later, th…

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