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2022-08-19: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-19). Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty to tax fraud. wsws.org Despite pleading guilty to multiple crimes, the nearly -year employee of the Trump family is expected to spend a mere 100 days in jail.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-19). RISE for Youth program celebrates successful first year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org RISE for Youth, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Mayo Clinic and the Rochester branch of the NAACP, recently wrapped up its inaugural year of programming. The program, which received funding through Mayo Clinic's $100 million commitment against racism, drew rave reviews from scholars, community partners and Mayo Clinic staff. For as long as she can remember, Aisha Qassim has wanted to become a surgeon. But with no doctors in her family, she wasn't sure of the…

WSWS (2022-08-18). Convicted co-conspirator says accused kidnapper Fox wanted to publicly hang the governor of Michigan. wsws.org Ty Garbin, who pleaded guilty and is serving a six-year prison sentence, gave testimony during the second week of the retrial of two men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer in 2020.

James Patrick Jordan (2022-08-18). While Claiming To Defend Freedom Around the World, the US Has Dozens of Political Prisoners—and the Majority Are People of Color. orinocotribune.com By James Patrick Jordan &#1 ; Aug 15, 2022 | Racism is still the driving force behind U.S. political imprisonment | Political imprisonment in the United States exists primarily as a tool of racist repression. It is aimed disproportionately at people of color, as well as others engaged in anti-racist struggle. Whether in the fight against racism at home or against racist foreign policies, wars, occupation and colonialism, the overarching purpose of political imprisonment is to intimidate and try to crush militant forms of anti-racist struggle. | By treating U.S. political prisoners as "common criminals," the crimi…

TeleSUR (2022-08-18). Finland's Visa Restriction Measure Is Russophobia – Russian FM. telesurenglish.net Finland's decision to restrict entry visas for Russians is part of widespread Russophobia in some EU countries, Russian Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman Ivan Nechayev said. | RELATED: | The deputy spokesman said Russia will react to this move, which reflects "politically motivated discrimination against Russians on ethnic grounds." | According to Nechayev, the Russian Foreign Ministry "pays attention to the fact that such actions conf…

Theodora Simon (2022-08-18). Native Families' Right to Stay Together is at Stake at the Supreme Court. aclu.org Since European settlers arrived on the shores of what is now known as the United States, federal and state governments, intent on seizing Indian lands, have sought to undermine and threaten the existence of tribes through the forced separation and assimilation of Native children. By severing Native children from their families, tribes, and culture, colonizers believed they could stamp out Indigeneity and erase tribal people altogether. As with any nation, the future ceases to exist if children are prevented from carrying on the languages, traditions, and knowledge passed down from each generation to the next.

_____ (2022-08-18). The City Has Failed University City Townhome Residents. popularresistance.org Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Monday morning's abrupt dismantling of the protest encampment outside of West Philly's University City Townhomes served as another reminder that Black lives still don't matter. | For the past year, residents from the affordable housing complex near the University of Pennsylvania have been fighting back against IBID Associates, who are putting the property up for sale. They have made their demands known — halting the sale and demolition of the homes, granting residents a two-year extension, a $500,000 financial compensation for each displaced family, and more. But for the predomi…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-08-18). Black Girls Code Founder Launches Legal Attack On Organization She Founded, Was Ousted From. moguldom.com Kimberly Bryant, the founder and recently ousted CEO of Black Girls Code, has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the organization wrongfully terminated her due to a power grab from members of the non-profit organization's board. According to a report by Business Insider, the lawsuit names BGC board chair Heather Hiles, board members Sherman Whites and Stacy Brown-Philpot, and interim executive …

Ann Brown (2022-08-18). Still Beautiful: Black Women Locked Up In The Pen Find Admirers Online. moguldom.com For people who want to hook up with women in prison, there is an abundance of online websites such as womenbehindbars.com, convictpenpal.com and cagedladies.com. Believe it or not, it s not hard for imprisoned women to find "love" with folks on the outside. There have been more than a few Black women locked up in …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-18). All innocent Iranians imprisoned in US must be freed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Judiciary for International Affairs and Secretary-General of Human Rights Office said Thu. America should put an end to the unjust detention of Iranian citizens and release them immediately.

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-18). Bad Day for DeSantis as 'Stop WOKE Act' Hit With Injunction, Lawsuit. commondreams.org "If Florida truly believes we live in a post-racial society, then let it make its case," a federal judge wrote in blocking part of the controversial law. "But it cannot win the argument by muzzling its opponents."

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