2022-11-18: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-11-18). Three death row prisoners executed over two days in the US. wsws.org The cases of the three individuals being given the ultimate, irrevocable penalty bear all the hallmarks of capital punishment in America, in which questions of legality and humanity are jettisoned in the interest of retribution and barbarism.

WSWS (2022-11-18). Detroit autoworkers support lawsuit to extend deadline on UAW election. wsws.org Workers at the Stellantis (Chrysler) Warren Truck Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit expressed their support for the lawsuit filed by UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman to guarantee the right of members to vote.

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2022-11-18). Leonard Peltier's Walk to Justice rallies in D.C. for clemency. workers.org March to Justice in Washington, D.C., Nov. 13. The Leonard Peltier's Walk to Justice marched over 1,100 miles from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C. — a march to demand President Joe Biden release 78-year-old Indigenous political prisoner and Native elder Leonard Peltier. On Nov. 13, marchers and supporters marched to the . . . |

Staff (2022-11-17). Sweden to Change Constitution to Allow 8 Years in Prison for Revealing Relations with NATO. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-11-17). Headlines for November 17, 2022. democracynow.org GOP Wins Narrow House Majority; McConnell Reelected Senate Minority Leader, Senate Advances Bill to Codify Marriage Equality into Federal Law, Iran Steps Up Violence Against Protesters, Sentences Five Activists to Death, Russian Missiles Fall Across Ukraine as Grain Export Deal Extended for 120 Days, Poland Blames Russia for Deadly Blast Near Border with Ukraine, Family of Alaa Abd El-Fattah Still Has Not Seen Imprisoned British Egyptian Activist, U.S. Judge Gives Biden Administration 5Week Extension to End Title 42, Sen. Ossoff Grills ICE Official About Invasive Procedures Performed on Prisoners, Immigrant Right…

Carlos Edill Berríos Polanco (2022-11-17). Widespread Panic as Anti-Haitian Decree Goes into Effect in Dominican Republic (VIDEO). latinorebels.com Videos have flooded out of the Dominican Republic in recent days showing security forces corralling Black people outside their homes and loading them into cages on migrant control trucks to be carted off and, presumably, placed in detention centers or deported.

Julia Lis, Benedikt Kern & Roland Rottenfusser (2022-11-17). Charity means toppling the powerful from their thrones and The cry of the poor. indybay.org There is no distinction between structural violence, which is the basis of the capitalist social order, and counter-violence. | "First of all, I would like to state that there is a violence from which all other violence derives: violence number one – the violence of injustices that exist everywhere, the violence of oppression." (Dom Helder Camara), the original violence.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-11-17). What Is It Like Running A Newspaper In The Pen? Meet The Black Man Behind 'Nash News'. moguldom.com A Black man leads the longest-running prison-published newspaper in North Carolina and he uses his platform to inspire other inmates to believe there is still life after prison, even if they are serving life in prison. Phillip Vance Smith II is the editor of "The Nash News." He is 21 years into his life without parole …

Animal Liberation Press Office (2022-11-17). Animal Liberation Front Liberates Thousands of Captive Mink in Ohio. indybay.org Although no communique has yet been received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) left their insignia at the sight in Ohio where perhaps tens of thousands of captive mink were liberated last night. Lion Farms, at 2707 Hoaglin Road in Van Wert, Ohio (shown here) was the mink prison targeted.

Jessica Corbett (2022-11-17). SCOTUS Refuses to Stop Alabama Execution Despite Jury Calling for Life in Prison. commondreams.org Given that Alabama has outlawed judicial override in death penalty cases since Kenneth Eugene Smith was condemned in 1996, calls are mounting for the GOP governor to step in before he is killed.

Staff (2022-11-16). In ninth and largest tranche, Sweden to send $286 million more in military aid to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The LocalNovember 16, 2022 Sweden to send air defence system and ammunition to Ukraine Also see: Sweden to change constitution to allow 8 years in prison for revealing relations with NATO Stockholm will contribute military aid worth three billion kronor ($286 million) plus additional humanitarian aid of 720 million kronor ($69 million), the government said. …

Brett Wilkins (2022-11-16). Senate Report, Hearing Confirm 'Systematic Medical Abuse' of Migrant Women in ICE Detention. commondreams.org Sen. Jon Ossoff, lead author of the report and chair of the Senate investigations subcommittee, called the mistreatment "a catastrophic failure by the federal government to respect basic human rights."

Peoples Dispatch (2022-11-16). Protesters campaign against violence and enforced disappearances of Baloch people in Pakistan. peoplesdispatch.org Protesting against the recent unconstitutional detention of women and minors in the Bolan district of Balochistan province, as well as repeated incidents of enforced disappearances of Baloch people, demonstrators called the region lying in southwestern Pakistan "a torment camp"

Peoples Dispatch (2022-11-16). Rights bodies condemn detention of women activists in Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org On November 3, Taliban authorities detained rights defender Zarifa Yaqoobi along with four of her male colleagues during a press conference in Kabul announcing the formation of the "Afghan Women Movement for Equality"

_____ (2022-11-16). Fossil Fuel Industry Dupes Media. popularresistance.org Shortly after he took office, President Biden announced a goal of building 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, enough clean energy to power 10 million homes. For the administration, the offshore wind target was a part of a larger strategy of reducing carbon pollution and putting the country on track for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But, like many clean energy plans, this one was met with immediate resistance. | In August 2021, CBS News reported that Nantucket Residents Against Turbines — or ACK Rats — launched a lawsuit against the administration's offshore wind plans. The Massac…

Sharon Zhang (2022-11-16). Warnock's Campaign Sues Over GOP's Ban on Saturday Voting in Georgia Runoff. truthout.org Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock's campaign has filed a lawsuit against Georgia over Republican officials' decision this week to bar early voting on Saturdays for the upcoming runoff election, slamming officials for their allegedly "cherry-pick[ed]" interpretation of state voting laws. | Over the weekend, Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office

Kamran Nayeri (2022-11-16). Women, Life, Liberty: A Protest Promising a Revolution to End All Oppression and Exploitation. socialistproject.ca The song Baraye (For) composed by the singer Shervin Hajipour has been described as "the anthem" of the "Women, Life, Liberty" protests in Iran. Hajipour wrote the lyrics using a collection of tweets by the protesters. Shortly after the release of Baraye, he was arrested. However, he has been released on bail. As such, the lyrics offer a random sample of what motivates some of the protesters. To keep the authenticity of these, the following is my literal English translation of the lyric, which sacrifices it musical and poetic forms. | Baraye (For): | For the sake of dancing in…

Kalonji Changa (2022-11-16). Kevin Johnson Speaks From Death Row About His Impending Execution This Month. truthout.org The United States promotes itself as being the "leader of the free world." Yet, its legal apparatus and carceral systems have built a bloodthirsty, parasitical machine obsessed with domination, captivity and torture — under the guise of justice. This country considers itself "civilized," yet the death penalty is legal in 27 states. Like Nazi euthanasia programs that executed prisoners deemed "unworthy of life," the contemporary U.S. makes similar determinations with varied means across states, including lethal injections, the electric chair and firing squads (the last firing squad execution was that of Ronn…

Kenny Stancil (2022-11-16). Video Footage Shows Asylum Seeker in ICE Detention Being Force-Fed. truthout.org Human rights advocates on Tuesday renewed calls for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop force-feeding detained people and end its reliance on mass detention after The Intercept obtained and The video depicting nurses forcibly inserting a tube into the nose of Indian asylum-seeker Ajay Kumar in an El Paso, Texas detention center marks the first time the U.S. public has ever seen the federal government force-feed someone, according to The Intercept.

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