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2022-09-08: News Headlines

A guest author (2022-09-08). Palestinian prisoner unity forces occupation retreat. workers.org Artist works on Gaza mural to Palestinian prisoners who dug themselves out of Israeli Gilboa prison in 2021. The below text is excerpted from a Sept. 1 posting by Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The Palestinian prisoners' movement announced a new victory on 1 September 2022, in which the occupation . . . |

Ramzy Baroud (2022-09-08). 'Painful March for Freedom': The Triumphant Legacy of Palestinian Prisoners. mintpressnews.com Around one million Palestinians were imprisoned between 1967 and 2021. Currently, hundreds of Palestinian 'administrative detainees' are held in Israeli prisons, an act that violates international law on various counts.

Staff (2022-09-08). Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Musa defeats the jailer after 33 days of hunger strike. samidoun.net After 33 days of hunger strike, Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Musa has defeated the jailer. Musa, 44, is jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention. He will be released on 6 December 2022, confirmed the Muhja al-Quds Foundation. Ahmad Musa suffers from serious heart conditions that require medication and has been repeatedly transferred back and …

Jonathan Strauss (2022-09-08). Rural Australians for Refugees conference to discuss movement aims. greenleft.org.au How to pressure federal Labor to drop its support for detention and boat turn-backs will be discussed at an upcoming refugee rights conference. Jonathan Strauss reports.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-09-07). While U.S. Leaders Moralize About Alleged Human Rights Abuses in Russia and China to Justify Proxy Wars, Prisoners in the U.S. Routinely Suffer from Inhumane Treatment. libya360.wordpress.com Lauren Smith [Source: cartoon-pop.blogspot.com] A Miami Prisoner is Among Those Who Believe That U.S. Prison Authorities Are Trying to Kill Them While U.S. leaders denounce Russia and China, and other official enemies for alleged human rights violations daily, they are silent about the massive human rights abuses that occur routinely in the U.S. prison system—the largest…

Peter Certo (2022-09-07). In OtherWords: September 7, 2022. otherwords.org This fall, students are returning to school in the middle of yet another culture war attack on civil rights, liberties, and learning. | As activists and lawmakers bully local school districts and libraries into banning books about LGBTQ people, racism, history, and other subjects, the value of these subjects to students has gotten little to no attention. | So this week in OtherWords, Robin Savannah Carver writes about what having access to these books

Staff (2022-09-07). Palestine Action: #ElbitIsGuilty &#1 ; Take Action to Support the #ElbitEight! samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all friends and supporters of Palestine to join in the urgent campaign to support Palestine Action, the organization taking direct action to shut down Israeli arms factories throughout Britain and bring an end to this industry of death and destruction for the Palestinian people. Palestine Action activists regularly put …

_____ (2022-09-07). Texas Prison Abolitionists Confront The State. popularresistance.org Abolitionists from the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement traveled from Houston to Galveston on Aug. 26 to address the Texas Board of Criminal Justice (TBCJ) about issues affecting those incarcerated in Texas. TBCJ is in charge of nearly 150,000 imprisoned people. The families and friends of these people went to give voice to the issues that affect people most harmed by the horrific system. | The Houston-based abolitionists took off from the S.H.A.P.E. center, a Pan-African community center before meeting up with abolitionists from across the state. Many of them have, or have had, loved ones incarcerated with…

_____ (2022-09-07). Why Unions Can't Ignore Incarcerated Workers. popularresistance.org An estimated two thirds of the more than one million prisoners in the United States today are incarcerated workers. With many prisoners earning less than a dollar an hour, and those who refuse to work often facing vicious retaliation in the form of punitive solitary confinement, labor exploitation is an important part of what makes life in American prisons so brutal. It's little surprise that prisoners' resistance often centers around the question of labor, as was seen during the nationwide 2017 prisoners' strike. In spite of these realities, 'labor issues' and 'prison issues' are all too often presented as separ…

Staff (2022-09-06). One year on the Freedom Tunnel: Palestinian prisoners leading the resistance. samidoun.net Historic Palestinian prisoner escapes Inside prisons: confronting the occupier The Freedom Tunnel and the resistance Internationalism and the Freedom Tunnel The Freedom Tunnel Prisoners Mahmoud al-Ardah Mohammed al-Ardah Yaqoub Qadri Munadil Naf'at Ayham Kamamji Zakaria Zubaidi Samidoun statements on the Freedom Tunnel Today, 6 September, marks the one-year anniversary of the Freedom Tunnel, when six …

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