2022-08-11: News Headlines

Anarchist Black Cross Federation (2022-08-11). Oso Blanco Statement in Support of Pushing Down the Walls. itsgoingdown.org The following statement from Indigenous political prisoner Oso Blanco addresses upcoming Running/Pushing Down the Walls events being organized by chapters of the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) Federation. For more information on Oso Blanco, go here. For upcoming Pushing/Running Down the walls events, go here. Brother and sisters, Comrades, I thank you all very much for…

Stop SF Brutality (2022-08-11). Federal Civil Rights Suit in Abortion Rights Protester Case. indybay.org At a press conference in front of the Chase Center in San Francisco, a suit against the city and county of San Francisco is announced. Demonstrators for abortion rights were arrested by police, and one was injected against her will with a sedative by the fire department on June 13, leading to the suit. Photos by Rachel Podlishevsky, ProBonoPhoto.org and Dan Ryan, ProBonoPhoto.org | Please credit the photographers…

Ann Brown (2022-08-10). Brittney Griner Case Highlights America's Marijuana Contradictions, Harsh Sentencing Against Black America. moguldom.com WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia for possessing having vape cartridges containing hashish oil, which is illegal in the country. She was sentenced to nine years in a Russian jail for drug-smuggling. Some say a marijuana conviction wouldn't have been much different in the U.S. for Black women. In some case, it could …

_____ (2022-08-10). Immigrant Detainees Strike Over $1 A Day Pay, Working Conditions. popularresistance.org At two federal detention centers in California, more than 50 immigrant workers are on strike over unsafe working conditions and low wages. | "We are being exploited for our labor and are being paid $1 per day to clean the dormitories," said strikers at a central California detention center in a June statement received by public radio station KQED. | Detained workers, known as "housing porters," participate in a supposedly volunteer working program while locked up. They use their earnings to pay for the exorbitant cost of phone calls and commissary items like dental floss and tortillas. | "They are compelled to do…

Staff (2022-08-10). Growing battle in Ofer prison confronts administrative detention, demands freedom for Nidal Abu Aker. samidoun.net Nidal Abu Aker, Palestinian leftist, community leader in Dheisheh refugee camp and journalist, was seized on Monday, 1 August in a violent assault on his home in the camp by Israeli occupation forces. Just days later, on 9 August, he was ordered jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention for six months. Now, Palestinian …

_____ (2022-08-10). The United States Has Many Political Prisoners — Here's A List. popularresistance.org The United States constantly accuses its adversaries of holding political prisoners, while insisting it has none of its own. But for its entire history, the US government has used incarceration of its political opponents as a tool to crush dissent and advance the interests of economic elites. | Well-known cases are those entrapped or framed in US national security state sting operations, or imprisoned with extreme sentences for a minor offense because of their political activism, such as Black revolutionary George Jackson. | Each period of struggle by the working class and oppressed peoples against ruling-class c…

Scorinoco (2022-08-10). Penal Assassination: The Gradual Effort to Kill Assange. orinocotribune.com By Binoy Kampmark — Aug 1, 2022 | They really do want to kill him. Perhaps it is high time that his detractors and sceptics, proven wrong essentially from the outset, admit that the US imperium, along with its client states, is willing to see Julian Assange perish in prison. The locality and venue, for the purposes of this exercise, are not relevant. Like the Inquisition, the Catholic Church was never keen on soiling its hands, preferring the employ of non-church figures to torture their victims. | In the context of Assange, Britain has been a willing jailor from the start, guided by the good offices of Was…

Stansfield Smith (2022-08-10). Political Prisoners in the United States, 2022. orinocotribune.com By Stansfield Smith &#1 ; Aug 6, 2022 | There are many ways to define what is a political prisoner. The most well-known cases are those the national security state framed-up, or imprisoned with extreme sentences for an offense because of their political activism, such as Each period of struggle by the working class and oppressed peoples against ruling class control results some activists locked up for their effective revolutionary work. "Political prisoner" has often means those jailed for fighting their national oppression, as the…

Staff (2022-08-10). Free Khalil Awawdeh: 161 days of hunger strike, Palestinian prisoner's life at risk #FreeKhalil. samidoun.net Khalil Awawdeh, the 40-year-old Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for 161 days, is in an extremely desperate health condition in the Ramle prison clinic. The Israeli occupation has repeatedly attempted to evade its commitments to the resistance, as promised by Egyptian mediators, to release Awawdeh to a hospital and free Bassam al-Saadi. He has not …

Catherine Latimer (2022-08-10). Why Does Canada Still Allow Torture in Prisons? commondreams.org The consciousness of Canadians has caught up with what prisoners have known for years. Prolonged solitary confinement is torture.

Paulo Cabral (2022-08-10). Four men convicted in 2013 blaze freed after count overturns decision. america.cgtn.com Four men convicted in connection with a deadly nightclub fire that killed more than 200 people in Brazil are out of jail. They were freed after a court overturned their sentences.

Mark Taliano (2022-08-09). Who killed the POWs at Yelenovka? All signs on the ground point to a Ukrainian attack/ By Eva Bartlett. marktaliano.net There is every reason to believe that the July 29 bombing of a detention center holding Ukrainian POWs was carried out on Kiev's orders Original Link Here: Who killed the POWs at Yelenovka? All signs on the ground point to a Ukrainian attack — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union Eva Bartlett is a Canadian …

Fight Back (2022-08-09). Milwaukee Alliance holds march and vigil for Brieon Green. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI — On Saturday, August 6, the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression held a march and vigil with the family of Brieon Green and other community members. Green died at the jail on June 26. With a small but energetic crowd, the Milwaukee Alliance led people in a loop through the downtown area that began and ended in front of the Milwaukee County Courthouse. | After the march, Angela Lang, executive director of Black Leaders Organizing Communities; Monique Dunlap, Green's aunt, and Omar Flores, co-chair of the MAARPR, spoke about Green's case and the need for transparency…

_____ (2022-08-09). Australian Labor Party And Assange: Burying The Politics. popularresistance.org The difficulty for the Australian Labor government in deciding how to respond to the Julian Assange case is that once a prosecution is characterised as a political prosecution then, by its nature, there can be no expectation of due process. | The U.S.-U.K. Extradition Treaty forbids extradition in the case of "political offences." Former Australian High Commissioner to the U.K. George Brandis — who was commissioner for almost the entirety of Assange's Belmarsh imprisonment since 2019 — doesn't agree that Assange is a political prisoner. | The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and its new…

_____ (2022-08-09). How Activism Labour Defies Capitalism. popularresistance.org It only takes one doom scroll through social media to see there is no shortage of injustice in the world. But there is also no shortage of people who have dedicated themselves to dismantle systems of violence and advance justice through activism. | With how deeply entrenched injustice is in our society, the work to dismantle injustice is a full-time job. Despite the hours put in, this job does not fit a capitalist and colonial view of labour. | El Jones, a prison abolitionist dedicated to fighting state violence, said that for Black people, there is a historical precedent that makes it easier for this work to go…

Editor (2022-08-09). Justice Department: NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Must Wait to Apply for Pardon. scheerpost.com By Kevin Gosztola / The Dissenter The United States Justice Department will not grant a waiver to NSA whistleblower Reality Winner so she can apply for a pardon. All individuals formerly incarcerated in federal prisons are typically required to wait five years after their last day of confinement before their pardon application may be considered, …

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