Daily Archives: 2022-08-04

2022-08-04: News Headlines

A Guest Author (2022-08-04). During Black August, an Attica brother pays tribute to George Jackson ‚àí a commentary. workers.org Jorge 'Che' Nieves By Che Nieves On behalf of the Attica Brothers, I want to take this opportunity to extend our commemoration to all our fallen freedom fighters who have sacrificed their lives for the liberation of all political prisoners and prisoners of war. These fighters have fought to the . . . |

WSWS (2022-08-04). Australian Aboriginal man died of treatable ear infection in prison. wsws.org The 44-year-old man's death highlights the horrendous conditions of Australia's indigenous people.

TeleSUR (2022-08-03). UN Designates a Finding Mission for the Attack on DPR Prison. telesurenglish.net Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, announced the fact-finding mission designated to investigate the bombing carried out against the penitentiary of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). | RELATED: | During a press conference on the Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy, and Finance, Guterres said that Russia and Ukraine had requested the UN to investigate the matter. "I decided in line w…

Themoscowtimes (2022-08-03). What We Know About the Olenivka Attack That Killed Ukrainian PoWs. themoscowtimes.com While Kyiv says Russia murdered the prisoners, Moscow claims Ukraine targeted its own men.

Themoscowtimes (2022-08-03). Russia Jails Crusading Ex-Cop for 5 Years. themoscowtimes.com Vladimir Vorontsov led a social media project that aimed to protect police officers' rights and expose abuse by their superiors.

B. from New York (2022-08-03). We Need the PUMP Act to Protect Nursing Workers Like Me. aclu.org As a woman working on Amtrak, first as a conductor and later as an engineer, my job posed challenges in many areas. At times it wasn't easy being the only woman on board. But, like most of the female employees that came before me and worked alongside me, we made it work the best we could. | It wasn't until I became pregnant in the spring of 2019 that I discovered how hard it would be to work for the railroad as a woman and, more importantly as a breastfeeding mother. | When I learned I was pregnant, I was nothing but smiles and happy tears. Making the decision to nurse my second baby was not a hard one for me.

Staff (2022-08-03). Free Khalil Awawdeh! Call to action and resources as Palestinian detainee enters 154th day of hunger strike. samidoun.net Khalil Awawdeh is continuing his hunger strike for the 154th day as his health condition continues to deteriorate. Awawdeh, 40, from Idna near al-Khalil, is on hunger strike to end his detention without charge or trial under Israeli "administrative detention." He briefly stopped his strike on the 111th day, when he was told an agreement …

_____ (2022-08-02). Biden Should Grant Clemency to Drone Warfare Whistleblower Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org One year ago this July, drone whistleblower Daniel Hale stood in front of Judge Liam O'Grady at his sentencing and explained himself. After a lengthy investigation and prosecution, it was finally the day when Hale would find out if he would spend years in prison for doing something he felt morally obligated to do: Tell the truth about the United States' drone program. | While working as a drone analyst in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, he witnessed attacks waged against innocent civilians that, to this day, still haunt him. Those experiences eventually led him to blow the whistle on the drone program. Judge O…

Ted Kelly (2022-08-02). Pennsylvania county jails are a death trap. workers.org Philadelphia An unprecedented number of incarcerated people have died inside Pennsylvania's county jails in the last two years, and the staggering rate of death continues to increase. Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties — which contain the state's two most populous cities, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia — have reported the deaths of dozens . . . |

_____ (2022-08-02). When The Just Go To Prison. popularresistance.org Marion, Illinois — Daniel Hale, dressed in a khaki uniform, his hair cut short and sporting a long, neatly groomed brown beard, is seated behind a plexiglass screen, speaking into a telephone receiver at the federal prison in Marion, Illinois. I hold a receiver on the other side of the plexiglass and listen as he describes his journey from working for the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to becoming federal prisoner 26069-07. | Hale, a 34-year-old former Air Force signals intelligence analyst, is serving a 45 month prison sentence, follow…

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2022-08-03: News Headlines

B. from New York (2022-08-03). We Need the PUMP Act to Protect Nursing Workers Like Me. aclu.org As a woman working on Amtrak, first as a conductor and later as an engineer, my job posed challenges in many areas. At times it wasn't easy being the only woman on board. But, like most of the female employees that came before me and worked alongside me, we made it work the best we could. | It wasn't until I became pregnant in the spring of 2019 that I discovered how hard it would be to work for the railroad as a woman and, more importantly as a breastfeeding mother. | When I learned I was pregnant, I was nothing but smiles and happy tears. Making the decision to nurse my second baby was not a hard one for me.

Staff (2022-08-03). Free Khalil Awawdeh! Call to action and resources as Palestinian detainee enters 154th day of hunger strike. samidoun.net Khalil Awawdeh is continuing his hunger strike for the 154th day as his health condition continues to deteriorate. Awawdeh, 40, from Idna near al-Khalil, is on hunger strike to end his detention without charge or trial under Israeli "administrative detention." He briefly stopped his strike on the 111th day, when he was told an agreement …

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…

Glenn Greenwald (2022-08-02). U.S. Federal District Court Rejects Google's Attempt to Dismiss Rumble's Antitrust Lawsuit, Ensuring Vast Discovery. globalresearch.ca

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-02). Who Killed the POWs at Yelenovka? All Signs on the Ground Point to a Ukrainian Attack. libya360.wordpress.com Eva K Bartlett It was extremely difficult to witness the charred and twisted remains of Ukrainian POWs in the Yelenovka detention center at first hand. The stench of death was overwhelming. Bodies remained in the ruins and melted into the metal bunk beds they were on at the time of the bombing. Other corpses, presumably…

_____ (2022-08-02). Biden Should Grant Clemency to Drone Warfare Whistleblower Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org One year ago this July, drone whistleblower Daniel Hale stood in front of Judge Liam O'Grady at his sentencing and explained himself. After a lengthy investigation and prosecution, it was finally the day when Hale would find out if he would spend years in prison for doing something he felt morally obligated to do: Tell the truth about the United States' drone program. | While working as a drone analyst in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, he witnessed attacks waged against innocent civilians that, to this day, still haunt him. Those experiences eventually led him to blow the whistle on the drone program. Judge O…

Ted Kelly (2022-08-02). Pennsylvania county jails are a death trap. workers.org Philadelphia An unprecedented number of incarcerated people have died inside Pennsylvania's county jails in the last two years, and the staggering rate of death continues to increase. Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties — which contain the state's two most populous cities, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia — have reported the deaths of dozens . . . |

Staff (2022-08-02). 12 August, Webinar: Culture of Resistance &#1 ; Music Behind Colonial Bars with Dr. Louis Brehony. samidoun.net Friday, August 12 12 pm Pacific &#1 ; 3 pm Eastern &#1 ; 8 pm British time &#1 ; 9 pm central Europe &#1 ; 8 pm Palestine REGISTER: bit.ly/prisonmusic Join Samidoun for a webinar with Dr. Louis Brehony, the author of "Genius in the People: On Collective Resistance and Musical Instrument Making in the Jails of the Colonizer" …

Editor (2022-08-02). Next on the GOP's list: starving queer kids. mronline.org Republican attorneys general, including Ken Paxton, have filed suit over a federal school lunch program that prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ+ children.

_____ (2022-08-02). When The Just Go To Prison. popularresistance.org Marion, Illinois — Daniel Hale, dressed in a khaki uniform, his hair cut short and sporting a long, neatly groomed brown beard, is seated behind a plexiglass screen, speaking into a telephone receiver at the federal prison in Marion, Illinois. I hold a receiver on the other side of the plexiglass and listen as he describes his journey from working for the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to becoming federal prisoner 26069-07. | Hale, a 34-year-old former Air Force signals intelligence analyst, is serving a 45 month prison sentence, follow…

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