Daily Archives: 2023-01-16

2023-01-16: News Headlines

americanthinker (2023-01-16). Vermont doesn't know what a woman is. americanthinker.com Vermont is abolishing basic civil rights.

Staff (2023-01-16). MLK Day Special: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words. democracynow.org Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which he delivered at New York City's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his las…

WSWS (2023-01-16). Maryland state government gives wrist-slap fine to CSX railroad for massive Baltimore coal explosion. wsws.org The Curtis Bay neighborhood has an ongoing lawsuit against CSX after a coal pit explosion in December 2021 shattered glass and nearly destroyed homes.

_____ (2023-01-16). 21 Years Later, Guantánamo Is Still Open — And We Are Still Protesting. popularresistance.org The prison that started out as a provisional, secret, slapdash gulag on the lee side of the Cuban state of Guantanamo is now a rebar-enforced institution with hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into it every year for a dwindling but entrenched population. It survives despite Supreme Court rulings against it, the accumulation of literally millions of billable hours by some of the best legal minds in the United States and Europe, decades of fervent and smart and courageous protest, and four presidents. | Witness Against Torture is a small part of that protest movement. We were founded in 2005, when 25 of us we…

Global Voices (2023-01-16). Saudi Arabia: Government Agents infiltrate Wikipedia, sentence Independent Admins to Prison. juancole.com By SMEX | &#1 ; ( Globalvoices.org ) &#1 ; The Saudi Arabian government infiltrated Wikipedia by recruiting the organization's highest ranked administrators in the country to serve as government agents to control information about the country and prosecuting those who contributed critical information about political detainees, said SMEX and Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) …

Lee Camp (2023-01-16). "Something Is Going To Happen Soon" — Stella Assange on Julian Assange's Imprisonment. mintpressnews.com Stella Assange joins Lee Camp to discuss her husband, Julian Assange, his deteriorating condition and the impact of his confinement in Belmarsh prison in London.

Leon Kunstenaar (2023-01-16). 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…

Staff (2023-01-16). Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa'adat launches with global events and actions: Over 210 organizations endorse the campaign. samidoun.net With the support of over 215 organizations from more than 30 countries, the Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa'adat and All Palestinian Prisoners launched on Saturday, 14 January 2023. Marking the 21st anniversary of the imprisonment of Sa'adat, a prominent Palestinian national leader and the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation …

Victoria Law (2023-01-15). From SNCC to Black Lives Matter: Longtime Activists Discuss Black Liberation. truthout.org When they met in 1965, Gwendolyn Zoharah and Michael Simmons had already dedicated their lives to organizing to topple Jim Crow. Both were members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a civil rights organization that emerged from the sit-ins and civil disobedience throughout the South. Like many of their SNCC co-organizers, both had been arrested, attacked and estranged from… |

Editor at NewsOne (2023-01-15). For MLK Holiday, Racial And Social Justice Leaders Urge Policymakers To Emulate Civil Rights Icon. newsone.com Racial and social justice leaders are urging policymakers to use MLK Day 2023 to emulate Martin Luther King in their official capacities.

Editor (2023-01-15). CIA Pushes for Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Alleged Spying on Assange Visitors. scheerpost.com By Kevin Gosztola / The Dissenter The Central Intelligence Agency and former CIA director Mike Pompeo notified a federal court in New York that they intend to push for the dismissal of a lawsuit that alleges that they were involved in spying against attorneys and journalists who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Ecuador's London …

Julia Conley (2023-01-15). New York Climate Groups Sue Over New Energy-Guzzling Crypto Mining Operation. truthout.org Three climate action groups said Friday that New York's decision to allow a Canadian cryptocurrency mining company to control a fracked gas power plant is a clear violation of the state's landmark climate protection law as they sued a state commission in Albany County Supreme Court. The lawsuit, filed by Earthjustice on behalf of Clean Air Coalition of Western New York and the Sierra Club… |

Davonta Herring (2023-01-15). 2023 NAACP Image Awards: 'Abbott Elementary,' 'Wakanda Forever' Lead All Nominees. newsone.com The NAACP unveiled the full list of the 54th NAACP Image Awards nominees with ABC and Netflix leading the pack with nominations, including "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" and "Abbott Elementary."

Isheka N. Harrison (2023-01-15). NAACP and Brookings Launch The Black Progress Index: 5 Things to Know. moguldom.com The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has partnered with the Brookings Institution to launch the Black Progress Index, a tool aimed at examining the social factors that influence Black well-being. Here are five things to know about the Black Progress Index. 1. Launched in September 2022, the Black Progress Index uses various data …

Staff (2023-01-15). 21st anniversary of the abduction of Ahmad Sa'adat: Palestinian Authority imprisonment and "security cooperation" continuing crimes. samidoun.net 15 January 2023 marks the 21st anniversary of the abduction of Palestinian leader Ahmad Sa'adat by the Palestinian Authority — at the behest of and as part of "security coordination" with the Israeli occupation in 2002. Sa'adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, has now been imprisoned consistently since …

Staff (2023-01-15). 21st anniversary of the abduction of Ahmad Sa'adat: Palestinian Authority imprisonment and "security cooperation" continuing crimmes. samidoun.net 15 January 2023 marks the 21st anniversary of the abduction of Palestinian leader Ahmad Sa'adat by the Palestinian Authority — at the behest of and as part of "security coordination" with the Israeli occupation in 2002. Sa'adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, has now been imprisoned consistently since …

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