Daily Archives: 2022-09-23

2022-09-23: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-09-23). Russia, Ukraine Carry Out Major Prisoner Swap Brokered by Turkey and Saudi Arabia. news.antiwar.com Russia and Ukraine carried out a major prisoner swap this week Ukraine said Wednesday that it freed 215 people from Russia, including

Joseph Zimmer (2022-09-23). This Constitution Week Let's Stop Using Brands That Support Prison Slavery. commondreams.org An estimated $14 billion in wages are stolen every year from incarcerated workers across the country.

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2022-09-23). Walk for Justice: Free Leonard Peltier. workers.org The American Indian Movement (AIM) Grand Governing Council held a rally Aug. 31 in Cedar Field Park, Minneapolis, to launch a 15-week march to demand President Joe Biden release Indigenous political prisoner, Native elder Leonard Peltier. The "Leonard Peltier's Walk to Justice" left Minneapolis for the 2 Ω-month march, which . . . |

Staff (2022-09-23). Learn About Where Secretary Of State Candidates Land On Voting Issues. aclu.org Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy, and the fundamental right upon which all other civil liberties rest. The Minnesota Secretary of State is a crucial part of making sure this system runs fairly and accurately so every vote counts. The SOS oversees statewide elections and operates the statewide voter registration system. | The ACLU of Minnesota does not support or oppose candidates, but urges you to cast an informed vote. | | Left: Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. Right: Candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State Kim Crockett. | Issues | Steve Simon | Kim Crockett | Do you believe the…

Ron Forthofer (2022-09-23). Suppression of Contrarian Voices. dissidentvoice.org In the US, we proudly point to the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights that was adopted in 1791: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, …

Margie Mason, Robin McDowell (2022-09-23). Prison labor helped build U.S. capitalists' business empires. peoplesworld.org More than 1 years ago, a prison complex known as the Lone Rock stockade operated at one of the biggest coal mines in Tennessee. It was powered largely by African American men who had been arrested for minor offenses—like stealing a hog—if they committed any crime at all. Women and children, some as young as …

Chris Slee (2022-09-23). Voices from immigration detention hell call for MITA to be closed. greenleft.org.au "MITA is worse than jail. People are losing their minds," Joey Tangaloa Taualii, a prisoner in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation told a Refugee Action Collective forum. Chris Slee reports.

TeleSUR (2022-09-22). Russia and Ukraine Swap Prisoners. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Russia's Defense Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov confirmed the reception of 55 Russian servicemen after a prisoner swap with Ukraine. | RELATED: | The regime of Volodymyr Zelensky freed Russian soldiers and military personnel belonging to the Armed Forces of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. They received medical and psychological care in Russian facilities, w…

People's Dispatch (2022-09-22). Colombian president calls for an end to the war on drugs in historic UN address. canadiandimension.com Gustavo Petro addresses the UN General Assembly, September 20, 2022. Photo courtesy the UN. | On the first day of the United Nations General Assembly, Colombian President Gustavo Petro made his inaugural address to the body. | The speech sharply deviated from those of his conservative predecessors. Petro did not shy away from calling out the countries of the Global North for their role in the destruction of the environment and in the perpetuation of the War on Drugs. | "You are only interested in my country to spray poisons on our jungles, to take our men to jail and put our women in exclusion," he said. "

TeleSUR (2022-09-22). Donald Trump Sued for Financial Fraud. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against former U.S. President Donald Trump for alleged financial fraud. | RELATED: | James accused Trump, the Trump Organization, senior management, and involved entities of "engaging in years of financial fraud to obtain a host of economic benefits." | The civil lawsuit alleged Trump, with the help of his three adult children and senior executives at t…

A. Majumdar (2022-09-22). PDF of September 22 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Amazon, Starbucks say 'get back' Workers say fight back! Indigenous Peoples Day People's Townhomes Capitalist culture in sports In the streets for reproductive justice Jeanette Merrill °Presente! Alex Saab case breakthrough Saladin Muhammad, Rest in power! Tear Down the Walls: Walk to free Leonard Peltier Pennsylvania prison . . . |

_____ (2022-09-22). The Hot Trend Of Refusing To 'Serve'. popularresistance.org Lee Camp highlights the brave Israelis who refuse to sign up for the Israeli Occupation Forces as a protest against their government's genocidal policies. Military service is mandatory in Israel so the young people who refuse to take part in the military occupation of Palestinian land face months of jail time. The risk they take is a small but important part of a global movement standing for the rights of the Palestinian people.

Paul Armentano (2022-09-22). Democrats Need to Keep Their Promises on Marijuana Reform. otherwords.org In this era of hyper-partisan politics, it's difficult to find an issue that appeals to voters across party lines. But Democratic leaders successfully identified one in the run up to the 2020 election when they pledged to reform America's archaic and unpopular marijuana prohibition laws. "No one should be in jail because of marijuana," then-candidate Biden insisted on the …

Staff (2022-09-22). President of Mexico describes Julian Assange as a Quixote of freedom of expression. en.cubadebate.cu Julian-AssangeAndrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, said the day before that Julian Assange, creator of WikiLeaks, is "a Quixote of freedom of expression and does not deserve to be in jail." In his morning press conference yesterday at the National Palace, the president made the comment when referring to the lies and misrepresentations in the opposing press and social networks about his government and civil society.He asked young people to investigate why they have Assange in prison.

Staff (2022-09-22). New York: Prosecutor sues Trump and three of his children for more than 200 cases of fraud. en.cubadebate.cu The 214-page lawsuit is the culmination of a three-year investigation showing that Donald Trump and his children Ivanka, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., as well as Trump Organization executives Allen Weisselberg and Jeffrey McConney, allegedly used the image of wealth and opulence of the former president to make him look like a great businessman who earned millions of dollars when he was a television presenter, as well as during his presidency. James announced the details of the lawsuit at a news conference, where she said the case was civil, not criminal.

A Guest Author (2022-09-22). Violent squadron attacks Pennsylvania prisoners. workers.org Credit: Kevin Rashid Johnson By Miley Fletcher The State Correctional Institution Forest, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC) and the institution's administration ordered the Correctional Emergency Response Team into SCI Forest on Sept. 2 for the second time within a three-month period. The CERT consists of guards from other . . . |

WSWS (2022-09-22). New York state files huge lawsuit against Trump for systematic fraud. wsws.org The civil suit, announced by state Attorney General Letitia James, was accompanied by a criminal referral seeking prosecution of Trump for both federal and state crimes.

Kevin Gosztola (2022-09-21). Biogen Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Massive Kickback Scheme Ends In Huge Settlement. thedissenter.org

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