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2021-09-17: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-09-17). US Civil Rights Leader Applauds Police Chokehold Ban, Urges Congress to Move on Floyd Act. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Barrington M. Salmon – The US Justice Department's decision to ban law enforcement from using chokeholds is a welcome step but more needs to do be done to curb police violence against Black people, including the passage of the George Floyd Act, National Urban League CEO and former New Orleans Mayor, Marc Morial, told Sputnik.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the US Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder of the Continent. libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov Black Lives Matter should promote Pan-African solidarity and denounce U.S. imperialism in Africa The Black Lives Matter movement has had a major impact in raising awareness about police brutality and the ongoing persecution of Black people in the United States but has been remarkably parochial in evading discussion of U.S. imperialism in Africa…

Ann Brown (2021-09-16). Black America Tells The NAACP There Is No Such Thing As A Black Agenda Without Reparations. moguldom.com Black America seems to be losing patience with longtime civil rights organization the NAACP over the issue of reparations. The group is promoting a Black Agenda and has publicly announced it is pro-reparations, but many say it isn't doing much to push the issue forward. This sentiment played out recently on Twitter. The NAACP tweeted, …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-16). Algerian journalist Mohamed Moulouj placed in pre-trial detention on terrorism charges. peoplesdispatch.org Mohamed Mouloudj faces charges such as spreading false news, harming national unity, and belonging to a terrorist group. The authorities also arrested several prominent civil society figures, including academics, journalists and a Hirak activist…

Mistahi Corkill (2021-09-16). Big Tech Cartels Versus Freedom of Speech, Culture and Conscience. dissidentvoice.org I released a song called Rome is Burning to most streaming platforms on March 1, 2021. The next day the video of the song was posted on YouTube. The song and accompanying video are based on the mass protests that took place in 2020 against state organized racist violence and oppression triggered by a bystander's …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-09-16). Biden DOJ Sentences 'Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta' Star To 17 Years In Prison For PPP Loan Fraud, Ponzi Scheme. moguldom.com "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Maurice "Mo" Fayne has been sentenced to over 17 years in prison for several crimes including defrauding the government's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of millions and orchestrating a years-long Ponzi scheme. According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Fayne was facing over 14 charges, but …

_____ (2021-09-16). Urgent Appeal To Safeguard Palestinian Prisoners' Rights. popularresistance.org On Saturday 11 September, Al-Haq and partners submitted an urgent appeal to the UN special procedures calling for their urgent intervention to protect the lives of Palestinian prisoner escapees. On the evening of Friday 10 September, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) captured two of the six Palestinian prisoners' escapees from Gilboa Prison on Monday 6 September, Yacoub Qadri, 49 years old, and Mahmoud Abdullah Al-Aridah, 46 years old, in Al-Qafzeh Mountain, Nazareth city, and earlier this morning, Zakaria Zubeidi, 46 years old, and Mohammad Qasem Al-Aridah, 39 years old, were also captured near Al-Tur Mountain…

Workers World Party (2021-09-16). PDF of September 16 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Mandates alone can't stop COVID ALSO: Strike stops snacks; Abortion laws: Mexico & Texas; Evictions on front burner; Mine worker uprising 1921; Labor actions: Alabama, Michigan. Editorial: 20 years of lies since 9/11 Tear Down the Walls: Attica is all of us; Rally outside Soledad Prison; Running . . . |

CJ Polychroniou (2021-09-16). So-Called Democratic "Moderates" Are Right-Wingers Who Have Always Blocked Social Progress. zcomm.org The U.S. is the only liberal-democratic country in the world with a political system set up for two mainstream parties, a long and continuous history of union suppression, and without a major socialist party at the national level…

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2021-09-16: News Headlines

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the US Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder of the Continent. libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov Black Lives Matter should promote Pan-African solidarity and denounce U.S. imperialism in Africa The Black Lives Matter movement has had a major impact in raising awareness about police brutality and the ongoing persecution of Black people in the United States but has been remarkably parochial in evading discussion of U.S. imperialism in Africa…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-16). Algerian journalist Mohamed Moulouj placed in pre-trial detention on terrorism charges. peoplesdispatch.org Mohamed Mouloudj faces charges such as spreading false news, harming national unity, and belonging to a terrorist group. The authorities also arrested several prominent civil society figures, including academics, journalists and a Hirak activist…

Mistahi Corkill (2021-09-16). Big Tech Cartels Versus Freedom of Speech, Culture and Conscience. dissidentvoice.org I released a song called Rome is Burning to most streaming platforms on March 1, 2021. The next day the video of the song was posted on YouTube. The song and accompanying video are based on the mass protests that took place in 2020 against state organized racist violence and oppression triggered by a bystander's …

Workers World Party (2021-09-16). PDF of September 16 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Mandates alone can't stop COVID ALSO: Strike stops snacks; Abortion laws: Mexico & Texas; Evictions on front burner; Mine worker uprising 1921; Labor actions: Alabama, Michigan. Editorial: 20 years of lies since 9/11 Tear Down the Walls: Attica is all of us; Rally outside Soledad Prison; Running . . . |

CJ Polychroniou (2021-09-16). So-Called Democratic "Moderates" Are Right-Wingers Who Have Always Blocked Social Progress. zcomm.org The U.S. is the only liberal-democratic country in the world with a political system set up for two mainstream parties, a long and continuous history of union suppression, and without a major socialist party at the national level…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-09-15). Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the U.S. Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder of the Continent—But Where is the Outcry? covertactionmagazine.com Black Lives Matter should promote Pan-African solidarity and denounce U.S. imperialism in Africa The Black Lives Matter movement has had …

_____ (2021-09-15). UN Experts Call for an End to Police Brutality Worldwide. strategic-culture.org Independent United Nations human rights experts* issued the following joint statement, to express their alarm at what they describe as a "rampant police brutality against peaceful protesters worldwide" and warned States of the grave danger arising from such abuse for human rights and the rule of law. | "In recent months and years, we have repeatedly voiced our concern over a steady increase in the use of excessive force, police brutality, and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, as well as arbitrary detention, against predominantly peaceful protesters in all regions of the world. This trend, ofte…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). Over 1,300 Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike against Israeli repression. peoplesdispatch.org Prisoners across Israeli prisons and detention centers have been subjected to harsher treatment by the authorities as a form of collective punishment for the Gilboa prison break in the beginning of this month…

Sam Francis (2021-09-15). Chicago protesters demand end to mass incarceration on 50th anniversary of Attica uprising. liberationnews.org Activists from organizations throughout Chicago used the event to uplift the names of those who have fallen victim to the criminal justice system.

John Feffer (2021-09-15). The Handcuffing of Joe Biden. fpif.org The far right would like to impeach Joe Biden, kick him out of the White House, perhaps even throw him in jail. "Lock him up" has been a predictable chant at Trump rallies going back Bipartisanship? As Donald Trump would say in his New York accent: fuhgeddaboutit! | One day after Biden's inauguration, QAnon sympathizer Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). US resumes military aid to Egypt even as jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah threatens to commit suicide. peoplesdispatch.org US president Joe Biden had said during his presidential campaign last year that there will be no more "blank checks for Trump's favorite dictator," referring to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi…

Judy Greenspan (2021-09-15). Soledad rally supports prisoner lawsuit against racist brutality. workers.org Soledad, Calif. Sept. 12 — Activists held a press conference and rally today outside Soledad Prison, California Training Facility (CTF) to support a legal complaint by prisoners inside. Prisoners filed the lawsuit to expose the racist "cell extraction" of 200 Black prisoners last July and the subsequent criminalization of the . . . |

Staff (2021-09-15). 18 September, Milano: Rally in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners. samidoun.net Saturday, 18 September | 6 pm | Piazza Duca d'Acosta | Milan, Italy | Info: The article

It's Going Down (2021-09-15). "Our Enemy Has Always Been the State": Interview with Indigenous Political Prisoner Fredy García Ramírez. itsgoingdown.org It's Going Down recently had the chance to talk over the phone with Fredy García Ramírez, an Indigenous Zapotec community organizer and political prisoner, locked up in Tanivet, Oaxaca. During our conversation, we discussed Indigenous organizing in Oaxaca, the history and work of the Committee in Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI), capitalist mega-projects, and state…

Staff (2021-09-15). Palestinian Escapee Zakaria al-Zubaidi Suffers Brain Death from Extreme Torture by Israeli Police. orinocotribune.com On Monday, September 13, Zakaria al-Zubaidi, one of the six Palestinian detainees who had escaped an Israeli maximum security prison last week, suffered brain death in hospital, reported Palestinian media. He had been transferred to the intensive care unit of a hospital on Monday after being severely tortured by occupation authorities. | The news comes just two days after his capture, at which time he was reportedly beaten by Israeli security forces. On Sunday, September 12, Zubaidi's brother Jibril al-Zubaidi took to social media to report that since the re-arrest, Zakaria had been "subjected to the most extreme…

Staff (2021-09-15). 18 September, Sao Paulo: Freedom for Palestinian prisoners — Remember Sabra and Shatila. samidoun.net Saturday, 18 September 4 pm Al Janiah Rua Rui Barbosa 269 Bela Vista, Sao Paulo/SP, Brazil Organized by Samidoun Brasil, Alkarama, Al Janiah, Frente Palestina Livre Info: www.instagram.com/p/CT0Sz59vC0C/ We call all organizations and people sympathetic to the Palestinian cause to join our public event this Saturday, the 18th, at 4 pm, for the release of […] | The article

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). Detained Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah 'at risk of suicide' and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the continued persecution of Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a hunger strike announced by Palestinians imprisoned by Israel, and more…

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