Daily Archives: 2023-01-26

2023-01-26: News Headlines

Gloria Rubac (2023-01-26). Honor MLK ‚àí Abolish the death penalty. workers.org Death row families are activists for their loved ones. Vicky Reyes; Yancy Balderas, mother and spouse of prisoner Juan Balderas; and Vickie Curry, spouse of George Curry. WW PHOTO: Gloria Rubac Houston Activists with the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Jan. 16, . . . |

WSWS (2023-01-26). Australian "Closing the Gap" report reveals worsening conditions for Aboriginal workers and youth. wsws.org Targets assessed as "worsening, not on track" are the number of Aboriginal adults in prison, the number of suicides, the number of children in out-of-home care, and the proportion of Aboriginal children who start school while not being "developmentally on track."

Fight Back (2023-01-25). Protest of Ohio cop hitting women in face. fightbacknews.org Butler Township, OH – On Saturday January 21, a few dozen people gathered in protest outside a local McDonald's, chanting "Black lives matter," "Women's lives matter," "No justice, no peace, no racist police" and "Boycott McDonald's." The event was hosted by Black Lives Matter-Dayton with the intention of bringing community awareness to an incident of police excessive use of force that had occurred earlier that week. | Latinka Hancock was struck in the face and head three times by Sergeant Todd Stanley while Officer Tim Zellers had a stun gun aimed at her. After receiving an incorrect order at the McDonald's in B…

Editor (2023-01-25). Book Review: 'No Equal Justice: The Legacy of Civil Rights Icon George W. Crockett'. mronline.org David Gespass has been on the editorial board of the National Lawyers Guild Review for over twenty-years including several years as Editor in Chief. He is a past president of the National Lawyers Guild. David is doing his best to retire from the active practice of law with only moderate success.

Fight Back (2023-01-25). Charges dropped against organizers who confronted Philippines President Marco, Jr. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Charges against the Makibeki NYC 3 have or will be dismissed, defeating legal attacks that came after the protests against the president of the Philippines this past fall. | That's when pro-democracy organizers held a week of demonstrations against Philippines President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr., who was visiting the United Nations. Marcos' father, Ferdinand Marcos Sr., declared martial law in the Philippines years ago, and reigned over a 20-year dictatorship. Now his son, Marcos Jr., is presiding over a period of rampant human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrests and detention of po…

Fight Back (2023-01-25). Family of Cesar Rodriguez to be awarded $12M in wrongful death lawsuit. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – After an eight-day trial, Los Angeles Superior Court on January 20 issued a $12.2 million verdict against the Long Beach police officer for killing Cesar Rodriguez, a 23-year-old Chicano. The jury unanimously found killer cop Martin Ron guilty of negligence and responsible for Rodriguez's death. It is a victory for the surviving family as it is the largest police misconduct verdict in history against the Long Beach Police Department. The law firm of Arnold Casillas represented the family in the successful lawsuit and trial. | The second phase of the lawsuit, where jurors would weigh how much the…

NewsOne Editor (2023-01-25). Black FedEx Driver Says Company Sent Him Back To Work The Day After He Was Shot At, Lawsuit Claims. newsone.com A Black FedEx driver is suing his employer, the City of Brookhaven, the Brookhaven Police Chief, and a father-son duo after being shot at.

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-01-25). 'Freedom for Assange and Journalism Are at Stake': Belmarsh Tribunal Comes to DC. orinocotribune.com By Brett Wilkins Jan 20, 2023 | "As long as the Biden administration continues to deploy tools like the Espionage Act to imprison those who dare to expose war crimes, no publisher and no journalist will be safe," said one of the tribunal's co-chairs. |

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