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2022-08-08: News Headlines

Paul Gregoire (2022-08-08). David Shoebridge: 'UN inspection should spur action on detainee abuse'. greenleft.org.au A United Nations' committee investigating torture in places of detention will be conducting its first visit to Australia in October. Paul Gregoire spoke to David Shoebridge about what it was likely to encounter.

Eva Bartlett (2022-08-07). Who Killed the POWs at Yelenovka? All Signs on the Ground Point to a Ukrainian Attack. orinocotribune.com By Eva K. Bartlett &#1 ; Aug 2, 2022 | 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 | 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 killed by shrapnel instead of burning to death, lay outside. A soldier was inspecting them, presumably in order to determine the exact…

_____ (2022-08-07). Gaza Death Toll Climbs To 43 Amid Ceasefire Reports. popularresistance.org An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire is expected to go into effect at 11: 30pm local time (20: 30 GMT). Palestinian Islamic Jihad announced the ceasefire in a statement, adding that they have a right to "respond to any Zionist aggression." | Mondoweiss correspondent in Gaza Tareq Hajjaj reported that Israeli airstrikes were ongoing in the last hour leading up to the ceasefire. | The Times of Israel reported that Israel agreed to the ceasefire, and that Egypt was working to ensure two of PIJ's principal demands, including the release of Palestinian hunger-striking prisoner Khalil Awawdeh and recently detained PIJ leader B…

Staff (2022-08-07). Gaza ceasefire: Palestinian prisoners at the heart of the battle and the Resistance. samidoun.net On Sunday, 7 August, Ziad Nakhaleh, Palestinian resistance leader and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement, announced a ceasefire in the Israeli aggression on Gaza and the Palestinian resistance's response. This statement made clear that the Palestinian prisoners are at the heart of the battle and of the Palestinian resistance and that the unity …

Fight Back (2022-08-06). LA Supervisors vote to place sheriff accountability measure on November 8 ballot. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted (4-1), August 2, to finalize the placement of a measure on the November 8, 2022 ballot, which, if approved, would amend the county charter to give the board the power to remove a sheriff for serious violations of the law. | After years of organizing, Black and Chicano groups like BLM-LA and Centro CSO, and civil rights groups like the ACLU, NLG, HERE Local 11, along with Black and Latino families of victims of sheriff's deputy violence successfully pushed the Board of Supervisors to support the amendment, paving the way towards communi…

Sameena Rahman (2022-08-06). Revolutionary hero Albert Woodfox presente! liberationnews.org Former Black Panther Alfred Woodfox was imprisoned at the Louisiana State Penitentiary for nearly 44 years in solitary confinement. He was the prisoner longest held in solitary confinement in U.S. history.

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