2023-01-24: News Headlines

Malik Miah (2023-01-24). United States: Police killings rose in 2022 and Black people are the main targets. greenleft.org.au It took a mass civil rights movement to end legal racial segregation in the United States, writes Malik Miah. The same must happen to abolish policing and the corrupt criminal "justice" system.

Behrouz Boochani (2023-01-24). Behrouz Boochani: 'Many people have been damaged because of indefinite detention: they use time to torture people'. greenleft.org.au Alex Bainbridge spoke with Kurdish-Iranian activist, author and film producer Behrouz Boochani about his latest book Freedom, Only Freedom and Australia's refugee detention regime.

WSWS (2023-01-24). Australian neo-Nazi spared prison sentence after violent attack on security guard. wsws.org The lenient sentence will further embolden far-right forces in Australia.

Gillian Branstetter (2023-01-23). How the ACLU Tracks Anti-LGBTQ Bills, and How We're Fighting Back. aclu.org

Maria Morris (2023-01-23). Arizona Violated the Rights of Incarcerated People for More Than a Decade. That Will Finally End. aclu.org Arizona chose — for more than a decade — to violate the constitutional rights of the people in its custody. It denied medical care to the men and women incarcerated in the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (ADCRR) for years, causing untold suffering and deaths. It ignored the mental health needs of people in ADCRR, spraying them with pepper spray or shooting them with pepper ball guns instead of providing treatment. And it buried people in solitary confinement for years on end, sometimes for the terrible misdeed of being assaulted. | All the while, ADCRR denied that the…

John Wojcik (2023-01-23). Bridgeport, Chicago's message to racists: Not in my neighborhood! peoplesworld.org CHICAGO &#1 ; By mid-month January residents of the Bridgeport neighborhood here, both Black and white, started turning up in big numbers to undo damage done to a fledgling soul food restaurant by racist vandals in this Chicago neighborhood. Determined to let the vandals who smeared the restaurant with BLDM (Black Lives Don't Matter) graffiti know …

Mansa Musa (2023-01-23). These women are fighting Nevada's prison system—and winning. therealnews.com The start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 exacerbated the existing crisis of incarceration in the US, which has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. During this time, a group of women with loved ones incarcerated in Nevada's prison system founded the organization

Staff (2023-01-23). Free Julian Assange: Noam Chomsky, Dan Ellsberg & Jeremy Corbyn Lead Call at Belmarsh Tribunal. democracynow.org Former British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, famed linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky and others gave testimony Friday at the Belmarsh Tribunal in Washington, D.C., calling on President Biden to drop charges against Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder has been languishing for close to four years in the harsh Belmarsh prison in London while appealing extradition to the United States. If convicted in the United States, Julian Assange could face up to 175 years in jail for violating the U.S. Espionage Act for publishing documents that exposed U.S. war crimes in Iraq a…

americanthinker (2023-01-23). Illinois's new SAFE-T Act is going lenient on criminals — and that's bad news for our police officers. americanthinker.com We've already seen a number of lawsuits knock down some of the rules that Illinois was trying to pass with SAFE-T. But it's concerning to see what more could come from it, especially as officers feel the strain from it…

Editor (2023-01-23). The lawsuit that could freeze speech against billionaires. mronline.org A gas mogul's case against Beto O'Rourke could deter candidates from ever talking about money in politics.

Staff (2023-01-23). Headlines for January 23, 2023. democracynow.org Suspected Gunman in Killing of 10 at L.A. County Dance Studio Found Dead , Germany Will "Not Stand in the Way" of Shipments of Battle Tanks to Ukraine, Over 200 Arrested as Peruvian Police Violently Raid University in Lima, Rights Groups Decry "Politically Motivated" Charges Against El Salvador Water Defenders , 100,000 March in Tel Aviv to Protest Far-Right Israeli Government , National Grid Failure Leaves 220 Million Without Power Across Pakistan, Canada to Pay $3 Billion to Settle Lawsuit over Residential School Abuses, Burkina Faso's Military Rulers Order French Troops to Depart,…

Staff (2023-01-23). Lawsuit Aims to Defend Climate, Clean Air From Fracking in New Mexico's Permian Basin. commondreams.org Conservation groups, led by citizens from Carlsbad, N.M., filed suit today to overturn the Biden administration's approval of nearly 6,000 acres of oil and gas leases in southeast New Mexico's Permian Basin. Originally authorized by the Trump administration, the challenged leases were sold just days before President Biden took office and announced a pause on …

Fight Back (2023-01-23). New York demands freedom for Palestinian prisoners. fightbacknews.org New York, NY — On Saturday January 21, New Yorkers rallied inside Grand Central Station for an emergency action called by Within Our Lifetime and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network as part of a global week of action. The crowd of 80 people honored the 15 Palestinians killed since the beginning of the New Year and demanded the freedom of all Palestinian prisoners, despite the New York Police Department's attempts to silence the rally. | The action began with chants demanding freedom for Palestine and an end to Zionist occupation. Posters and banners called attention to the specific cases of Ahm…

Staff (2023-01-23). General Miguel Rodríguez Torres Released From Prison, Flies to Spain. orinocotribune.com

WSWS (2023-01-23). Texas prisoners on hunger strike against solitary confinement. wsws.org Texas is currently holding more than 3,000 inmates in what the TDCJ refers to as "restrictive housing." Of those, more than 0 have been held in solitary confinement for at least 10 years and 138 for at least 20 years.

Peoples Dispatch (2023-01-23). Iran warns of retaliatory measures if EU member countries designate IRGC a terrorist organization. peoplesdispatch.org Last week, the European parliament adopted a resolution asking member countries to designate the IRGC a terrorist organization over its alleged "terrorist activities, suppression of protests, and supplying of drones to Russia"

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