Daily Archives: 2023-09-21

2023-09-21: News Headlines

Christopher E. Bruce (2023-09-21). RICO and Domestic Terrorism Charges Against Cop City Activists Send a Chilling Message. aclu.org

Ed Rampell (2023-09-20). Filmmaker Connects Dots Between Fugitive Slave Law and Modern-Day "Karens" truthout.org Since 1989 Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson has been among the leading chroniclers of Black liberation and civil rights struggles in the U.S. Some of the documentaries Nelson has directed and produced, such as 2003's The Murder of Emmett Till, 2021's Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre and the 2021 short Lynching Postcards: 'Token of a Great Day' — about souvenir postcards that… |

Staff (2023-09-20). Assassination of Sikh Leader in Canada Highlights Modi's Embrace of Authoritarianism in India & Abroad. democracynow.org We speak to Arjun Sethi, a Sikh community activist, civil rights lawyer and professor at Georgetown Law, about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's public accusations that the Indian government arranged the assassination of a prominent Sikh leader and Canadian citizen outside a Sikh temple in British Columbia in June. India has denied the allegations. Hardeep Singh Nijjar was a prominent leader in the Khalistan movement, a Sikh separatist movement that advocates for the formation of an independent Sikh homeland in the northwest Indian state of Punjab. He had been designated a terrorist by India's…

Assange Defense. (2023-09-21). Australian Politicians Coming To US To Free Julian Assange. popularresistance.org More than 60 Australian politicians have called on the United States government to drop the prosecution of Julian Assange, warning of "a sharp and sustained outcry in Australia" if the WikiLeaks founder is extradited. The letter comes ahead of announcements that a contingent of parliamentarians are coming to Washington D.C. this week in hopes of securing Assange's freedom. In the letter, the 63 MPs and senators said they were "resolutely of the view that the prosecution and incarceration of the Australian citizen Julian Assange must end". The letter will be taken to Washington D.C. where it will be presented to U…

Staff (2023-09-20). Colombian President Gustavo Petro: Charges Against Julian Assange Are "Mockery of Freedom of Press" democracynow.org At the United Nations General Assembly this week, multiple world leaders voiced support for the imprisoned founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, including Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Colombian President Gustavo Petro. We air an excerpt of Democracy Now!'s exclusive interview with Petro, who calls Assange's continued incarceration "the greatest mockery of freedom of press … brought to bear by the country that built the concept."…

Brenda Norrell (2023-09-21). Appeals Court to Hear Excessive Force Lawsuit at Backwater Bridge at Standing Rock Today. indybay.org

Brenda Norrell (2023-09-20). Appeals Court to Hear Excessive Force Lawsuit at Backwater Bridge at Standing Rock Today. indybay.org

Chris Walker (2023-09-20). Ohio Ed Board Members Sue State Over Law Creating New, Separate Education Agency. truthout.org Several members of the Ohio state Board of Education have filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio and Gov. Mike DeWine (R), alleging that recent changes by him and the Republican-controlled state legislature violate the state constitution. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday by seven members of the board, claims that aspects of the bill usurp the constitutional authority of the Board of Education by… |

Zane McNeill (2023-09-20). Citizen Groups Sue EPA for Using Black Neighborhoods as "Sacrifice Zones" truthout.org Environmental citizen groups in Louisiana, West Virginia and Texas are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after Black communities in these states were excluded from an effort to tighten regulations regarding cancer-causing air pollution. The lawsuit alleges that majority-Black communities in these states are disproportionately burdened with facilities that are major sources of… |

infobrics (2023-09-21). Kiev in search for new energy sources using inmates and bicycles. infobrics.org In the midst of the energy crisis, Ukrainian politicians propose to use prisoners to generate electricity.

Dave DeCamp (2023-09-20). State Department Confirms US Citizen Gonzalo Lira Is Detained in Ukraine. news.antiwar.com The State Department has confirmed that American citizen Gonzalo Lira is being held in a Ukrainian prison over charges related to his speech and views on the war in Ukraine. Lira is a popular YouTuber and journalist who was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Services (SBU) in May for creating content that was critical of …

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