2023-01-12: News Headlines

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2023-01-12). Don't Trust the Government with Your Privacy, Property or Your Freedoms. dissidentvoice.org How do you trust a government that continuously sidesteps the Constitution and undermines our rights? You can't. When you consider all the ways "we the people" are being bullied, beaten, bamboozled, targeted, tracked, repressed, robbed, impoverished, imprisoned and killed by the government, one can only conclude that you shouldn't trust the government with your privacy, …

Editor (2023-01-12). Statement by Ana Belen Montes after her release from prison. mronline.org Here is an update and current image of Ana Belen Montes, after her release from prison … we share with you the only authorized statement she wanted to share and make public, sent through her lawyer Linda Backiel on Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Leon Kunstenaar (2023-01-12). Local Code Pink Joins Organizations World Wide To Demand Closure of US Guantanamo Prison. indybay.org Action at UC Berkeley law school also demands prosecution for John Yoo, provider of legal "rational" for torture…

Fight Back (2023-01-12). FRSO: We demand the immediate release of PFLP leader Ahmad Sa'adat. fightbacknews.org For nearly 20 years, the steadfast fighter for Palestinian liberation and general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad Sa'adat, has endured imprisonment. Freedom Road Socialist Organization is proud to add its voice to the worldwide movement demanding the Israeli occupiers immediately release Ahmad Sa'adat and all Palestinian prisoners. | PFLP leader Ahmad Sa'adat is a hero who has committed his entire life to freeing all of Palestine. He is an outstanding revolutionary and Marxist-Leninist. His courage and commitment stand as an example to everyone who yearns for a future free o…

WSWS (2023-01-12). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Doctors in Madrid, Spain resume indefinite strike over staffing levels and pay, joined by workers in emergency health; UK ambulance workers hold one-day strike over pay, as NHS nurses prepare for further stoppages and junior doctors begin pay ballot; protests and strikes continue in Iran over cost of living and murder by police of Mahsa Amini; health workers in Zimbabwe planning national pay strike face sackings, fines and imprisonment under new anti-strike law…

Staff (2023-01-11). The Best Decision: How Abortion Changed These Lives for the Better. aclu.org For the first time in nearly years, state legislatures will go into session this year without the guardrails of the landmark Roe v. Wade precedent protecting abortion rights. We're preparing to face even more attacks on abortion access in the coming year, but this fight goes far beyond any single committee hearing or court argument. The ability to access abortion care is fundamentally about whether people can control their lives and livelihoods, their dreams and autonomy, and the future they want to create. | Sharing your abortion story is a critical part of this fight. It's how we show the world the long-te…

Wendy Craig (2023-01-11). Press Conference: Defend the African Community's Right to Economic Self-Determination. indybay.org What: Press Conference: Defend the African Community's Right to Economic Self-Determination, and Human and Civil Rights on this MLK Day! | When: Friday, January 13th, 2023 at 10am | Where: Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles, 3742 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610 | Who: African People's Education & Defense Fund and Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles | Black Star Industries and Uhuru Foods and Pies…

Svante Myrick (2023-01-11). This MLK Day, Let's Learn the Right Lessons from History. otherwords.org Every year, the arrival of the Martin Luther King holiday calls us to pause and reflect on Dr. King's legacy. And every year, I'm struck by the same thing: as sincere as we are in our reverence for Dr. King, we keep learning the wrong lessons not just from his life but from history writ large. | Let me explain. | In my life, in our lives as Americans, there are people and stories that inspire us. The stories go something like this: "Abraham Lincoln freed enslaved people," or "Dr. King gave a wonderful speech and we had civil rights in our nation." | They are nice stories. But Lincoln didn't end slavery alone. And…

Canadian Tire Fire (2023-01-11). Canadian Tire Fire #51: New Years Noise Demos, a Deadly Month Inside Canadian Prisons. itsgoingdown.org This week, we recap New Years Eve prison noise demos that took place across so-called Canada. We also look at a string of recent deaths in prisons and migrant detention centres, as well as prisoners' ongoing struggles to keep each other safe and have their voices heard. New Years Eve Noise Demonstrations This year, cities…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2023-01-11). Aisha (2022): Despair and Desperation in Ireland's Detention Centres. globalresearch.ca

Daniel Falcone (2023-01-11). Palestinian Journalism Faces Ruthless Censorship in Israel and US. truthout.org Journalists covering Palestine experienced an extremely difficult and horrific terrain in 2022. It was a year filled with human rights violations, censorship, detentions and outright killing. In this interview, international relations and legal expert Richard Falk discusses the growing awareness of the plight of the Palestinians and the ways repressive states have clamped down on a flow of… |

Chris Walker (2023-01-11). Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case That May Affect Workers' Ability to Strike. truthout.org The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that has the potential to upend the ability of unions to strike without facing retaliatory lawsuits from corporations. The case, Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters, involves a concrete company that had previously attempted to sue a union over an action taken by its workers during a strike in 2017. |

A Guest Author (2023-01-11). Palestinian political prisoner to be freed. workers.org The longest-held Palestinian prisoner, Kareem Younes, age 66, is scheduled to be released following 40 years in the Zionist prisons of the occupation. He wrote a letter to his people Jan. 2, 2023, while awaiting his freedom: Kareem Younes (Source: Resistance News Network) I will leave my cell after a . . . |

Andy Higginbottom (2023-01-11). Mapuche Political Prisoners Hunger Strike Reaches Critical Stage. mronline.org Nine political prisoners of the Mapuche people in southern Chile have been on hunger strike since November 27. Now, their protest has reached a dangerous and crucial moment.

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2023-01-11). "Michael Inside". The Prison System in Ireland. globalresearch.ca Michael Inside is a new Irish movie which looks at the prison system in Ireland and the people who serve their time in it. | The film is about a young man who is sent to prison for the first time …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-11). Dan Kovalik: US Covert Program Fuels Sinaloa Chapo Violence. libya360.wordpress.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal is joined by journalist Dan Kovalik to discuss events in Sinaloa. The northern Mexican state was turned into a war zone ahead of Joe Biden's scheduled visit to the country this month. In the city of Culiacan, the Mexican military captured Ovidio Guzman, the son of El Chapo, the imprisoned leader…

Jolie McCullough (2023-01-11). Solitary strike: Texas prisoners refuse food to protest harsh confinement practices. peoplesworld.org Prisoners across Texas are sending a dramatic message to prison officials and state lawmakers: We won't eat until you address the state's harsh solitary confinement practices. For about a year, a group of prisoners has been organizing support inside and outside prison walls to push the state to limit which people are kept in solitary …

Linn Washington (2023-01-11). Four Fact Sheets On A Forty Year Injustice. thiscantbehappening.net Opening Statement: The controversial imprisonment of Mumia Abu-Jamal for the December 1981 murder of a Philadelphia policeman is an infamous example of corrupted legal process where police, prosecutors, judges and other authorities have engaged in documented misconduct for decades. In the Abu-Jamal case, Philadelphia police unlawfully manufactured evidence of guilt and Philly prosecutors illegally withheld … |

Steve Lalla (2023-01-11). Peru: US-Backed Coup Regime Has Murdered 46 Demonstrators. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla &#1 ; Jan 10, 2023 | In Peru, the death toll has risen to at least 46 following the December 7 US-backed coup overthrowing democratically elected socialist President Pedro Castillo. | On January 9 alone, at least 18 were killed by the coup regime's security forces in Juliaca. Peru is now mobilized in a national general strike, with demonstrators demanding the return of the president they elected, Pedro Castillo, imprisoned without trial since the coup. Video footage has

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