Daily Archives: 2023-01-23

2023-01-23: News Headlines

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 …

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…

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.

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…

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). 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.

Brandon Caldwell (2023-01-22). Houston Restaurant With Controversial Dress Code Is Sued For $1.3M Over Grocery Bill. newsone.com Houston's popular Turkey Leg Hut restaurant is facing a seven-figure lawsuit over an unpaid balance with US Foods. It previously faced backlash due to a controversial dress code.

Anoa Changa (2023-01-22). Reflecting On Roe At &#1 ; Reproductive Justice Stories To Revisit. newsone.com NAACP Vice President of Policy and Legislative Affairs Portia Reddick White said "any attack on our fundamental human rights is an attack on our democracy."

_____ (2023-01-22). Julian Assange And The US Government's War On Whistleblowers. popularresistance.org The long persecution of Julian Assange, the publisher of WikiLeaks, is set to culminate in its final act: a trial in the United States, probably this year. Kevin Gosztola has spent the last decade reporting on Assange, WikiLeaks, and the wider war on whistleblowers. His new book, Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case against Julian Assange, methodically lays out the complex issues surrounding the case, the gross distortions to the legal system used to facilitate the extradition of Julian, now in a high security prison in London, the abuses of power by the FBI and the CIA, including spying on Julian's meetings…

Fight Back (2023-01-22). Tampa protesters condemn Mayor Castor's veto of democracy. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL- Dozens of outraged protesters gathered in an emergency action at Tampa City Hall on January 18, hours after Mayor Jane Castor vetoed all five proposed city charter amendments. The unprecedented veto marks the first time in Tampa history where the mayor vetoed all the city charter amendments, putting Tampa voters in the crossfire between the between the city council and the mayor. Voters had called for an end to the blatant ballot suppression, to have their rights put first, and overwhelmingly demanded an opportunity to vote for greater police oversight. | Two weeks before, on January 5, the Tampa city…

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