Daily Archives: 2023-01-07

2023-01-07: News Headlines

Anand Naidoo (2023-01-07). The Heat: U.S. Prison Slavery. america.cgtn.com Does slavery still exist in the United States of America? This past November, four U.S. states voted to remove the last vestiges of slavery from their state constitutions. Slavery and involuntary servitude are prohibited on the national level, and forced labor is still allowed in …

Richard Horton (2023-01-07). [Comment] Offline: Health's intercultural turn. thelancet.com We are trapped in a linguistic cage from which few of us can escape. We rarely complain. We are comfortable in our epistemological prisons, especially those of us who languish in Anglophone confinement. If we break free, we are afforded an insight into a different world, one where the assumptions, practices, and outcomes might be so completely different from our own that we can only marvel at our own parochial limitations. Jaime Breilh is an Ecuadorian epidemiologist whose work is richly available in books and research articles in Latin America.

People's Dispatch (2023-01-06). Bolivia: Far-right leader detained ahead of coup trial. greenleft.org.au A Bolivian court sentenced far-right Bolivian leader Luis Fernando Camacho to four months of preventive detention in the Chonchocoro Prison while investigation is underway in the 'Coup d'état I' case, reports People's Dispatch.

teleSUR (2023-01-06). Bolivian Judge Rejects Freedom Action for Governor Santa Cruz. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, La Paz First Anti-Corruption Sentencing Court rejected the release action filed by Santa Cruz Governor Luis Fernando Camacho, who remains in pretrial detention at the Chonchocoro maximum security prison. | RELATED: | While the hearing was held virtually, the outskirts of the prison remained surrounded by social organizations which held a vigil to demand "30 years in prison" for the far-right politi…

Isheka N. Harrison (2023-01-06). St. Paul City Council Creates Reparations Commission. moguldom.com St. Paul, Minnesota, has become the latest U.S. city to officially tackle the subject of reparations and atonement for racism and discrimination against Black Americans. On Wednesday, Jan. 4, the St. Paul City Council unanimously voted to create the St. Paul Recovery Act Community Reparations Commission. All seven council members sponsored the ordinance, Twin Cities Pioneer Press said. …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-06). The U.S. Prison Industrial Complex, A Domestic Military Operation: Over-Policing, Mass-Incarceration, Slavery, and Capitalism. libya360.wordpress.com Karl Fluri Although the United States has branded itself as the bastion of freedom both at home and abroad, it is abundantly clear to any objective observer that, just as U.S. imperialism undermines those claims on a global scale, the fascist police state and "prison industrial complex" that exists in the nation today do the…

teleSUR (2023-01-06). Operation To Capture El Chapo's Son Leaves 29 Dead in Mexico. telesurenglish.net At least 29 people were killed in clashes sparked by an operation to capture a son of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in northwest Mexico's Sinaloa state, Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval confirmed Friday. | RELATED: | The capture of Ovidio Guzman on Thursday left 19 assailants and 10 military troops dead and 35 others wounded, Sandoval said at a press conference. | Army and National Gu…

It's Going Down (2023-01-06). Inside the Wood Street Commons Fight Against Displacement. itsgoingdown.org Over the last few months, residents of the Wood Street Commons, a self-organized community located in Oakland, CA have organized protests and filed lawsuits, in an attempt to stop their eviction and push the city to grant them access to public land. After a series of massive sweeps throughout 2022, remaining residents face another round…

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (2023-01-06). Thursday 1/12: Rally & Press Conference Demands More Prison Closures Across California. indybay.org California State Capitol (West Steps) | 1315 10th St | Sacramento, CA 95814…

John Catalinotto (2023-01-06). 2022: Year of the working class in the USA. workers.org This article was published Jan. 1, 2023, on the sites of La Pluma and Tlaxcala. The working class in the United States burst into action in 2022. Warehouse workers at Amazon, baristas at Starbucks, prisoners, coal miners, nurses, teachers, graduate students and more organized and resisted capital. Many went on . . . |

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2023-01-06). What to Expect from the Government in 2023? More of the Same. dissidentvoice.org For those wondering what to expect from the government in 2023, it looks like we're going to be in for more of the same in terms of the government's brand of madness, mayhem, corruption and brutality. Digital prisons. Unceasingly, the government and its corporate partners are pushing for a national digital ID system. Local police …

Peoples Health Dispatch (2023-01-06). Persecution of Dr ≈ûebnem Korur Fincancƒ± continues in Turkey. peoplesdispatch.org Turkish physician and forensic expert ≈ûebnem Korur Fincancƒ± remains imprisoned after having been Shortly after her arrest, Dr. Fincancƒ± was tra…

Revolution Books (2023-01-06). Saturday 1/14: Film Screening:The Circle, banned in Iran, directed by Afar Panahi, imprisoned in Iran. indybay.org Revolution Books | 2444 Durant Ave | Berkeley…

Franc Contreras (2023-01-06). Mexico arrests alleged drug cartel leader Ovidio Guzman. america.cgtn.com In Mexico, a massive military operation on Thursday led to the arrest of an alleged major fentanyl trafficker. Ovidio Guzman, a leader of the Sinaloa cartel, is in a maximum-security prison awaiting extradition to the United States. His arrest also sparked widespread retaliatory violence …

Staff (2023-01-06). 28 January: Public Launch of the International Peoples' Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades and Economic Coercive Measures. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is excited to be a co-sponsor of this important project. After two years of dedicated organizing, we are excited to officially announce the launch of the International People's Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades, and Economic Coercive Measures. This project is a first ever international effort to build systems of accountability—rooted …

Stansfield Smith (2023-01-06). Honored in Cuba and condemned by Washington, Ana Belén Montes walks free from federal prison. thegrayzone.com "I obeyed my conscience rather than the law," ex-Defense Intelligence Agency analyst Ana Belén Montes declared on her way into a federal prison. Accused of spying for Cuba, she is a hero on the besieged island, where she foiled countless US destabilization operations. On January 8, 2023 the US has to release a federal prisoner who is known as one its most notable opponents of treatment of Cuba since its revolution. She is Ana Belén Montes, and she will be …

Stella Calloni (2023-01-06). Counterinsurgency War: US Bioresearch Labs, Bases and Troops in Peru. orinocotribune.com By Stella Calloni &#1 ; Dec 31, 2022 | Peru has been experiencing a dramatic crisis since December 7, 2022. This crisis was caused by the illegal dismissal of President Pedro Castillo, imposed by the parliament under the control of the Peruvian ultra-right wing, which ordered his arrest the day of the president's message to the nation. He was condemned to 18 months in prison a week later by the Permanent Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, which provoked a popular uprising in several regions, repressed by the police from the first moments and later by the army when the coup perpetrators imposed a state of emer…

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