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2023-02-05: News Headlines

Fight Back (2023-02-05). Denver students hold vigil in response to recent police killings. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – On February 1, about 40 students from the Auraria campus community came out to show solidarity with the latest wave of victims of police brutality. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), alongside the Black Student Alliance, held a vigil for Tyre Nichols, Manuel "Tortuguita" Paez Terán, and Keenan Anderson – each of whom were murdered by police in January. Students had the opportunity to speak out and voice their grief and anger towards these murders that continue to happen in the United States. | On January 3, Keenan Anderson, a cousin of a Black Lives Matter co-founder, was attempting to find hel…

_____ (2023-02-04). The Strike Is Our Most Powerful Weapon, Use It Against The Police! popularresistance.org So many of us have been marching against the police, challenging them in the streets and organizing massive demonstrations. In 2020, cop cars were set ablaze. A police station burned with an approval rating higher than the U.S. Congress! The consciousness of millions of people was deeply changed in the U.S. and around the world. | As the movement waned, our class enemies attacked us. As self-appointed leaders became millionaires, they led the movement to the Democratic Party, a party of police itself, as a backlash against the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement mounted. Both Democrats and Republicans whipped up fe…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2023-02-05). 2023 Rosa Parks Day – Transit Equity Week. indybay.org After her arrest, Rosa Parks lost her job as a seamstress and without support from the Civil Rights Movement Leaders moved north to Detroit where her brother Sylvester McCauley an US Army Veteran lived with his large family. Auntie Rosie and Raymond Parks regained human dignity and hope. From 1965-1988 she worked as an administrative aide to U.S. Representative John Conyers.

Editor (2023-02-05). Shattering the Myth of Rosa Parks Reveals the Civil Rights Movement's True History. scheerpost.com By Marc Steiner / The Real News Sanitized histories of the Civil Rights Movement have erased the long history of activism and struggle that defined the life of Rosa Parks long before she defied Jim Crow codes on a Montgomery bus. Yet Rosa Parks's dedication to the Black freedom struggle preceded the Montgomery Bus Boycott …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-02-04). Black History Month: Dr. Alyx Porter on shaping the future generation of physicians. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Alyx Porter Black History Month is commemorated every February. It's a month for all people to celebrate and learn about diverse and important contributions of African Americans to American society and culture, as well as to reflect on the ongoing fight against racism, inequity and discrimination. Mayo Clinic News Network is profiling several Mayo Clinic physicians who are focused every day on achieving health equity through their work. Meet Mayo Clinic's Dr. Alyx Porter,…

Fight Back (2023-02-05). Denver students hold vigil in response to recent police killings. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – On February 1, about 40 students from the Auraria campus community came out to show solidarity with the latest wave of victims of police brutality. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), alongside the Black Student Alliance, held a vigil for Tyre Nichols, Manuel "Tortuguita" Paez Terán, and Keenan Anderson – each of whom were murdered by police in January. Students had the opportunity to speak out and voice their grief and anger towards these murders that continue to happen in the United States. | On January 3, Keenan Anderson, a cousin of a Black Lives Matter co-founder, was attempting to find hel…

_____ (2023-02-04). The Strike Is Our Most Powerful Weapon, Use It Against The Police! popularresistance.org So many of us have been marching against the police, challenging them in the streets and organizing massive demonstrations. In 2020, cop cars were set ablaze. A police station burned with an approval rating higher than the U.S. Congress! The consciousness of millions of people was deeply changed in the U.S. and around the world. | As the movement waned, our class enemies attacked us. As self-appointed leaders became millionaires, they led the movement to the Democratic Party, a party of police itself, as a backlash against the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement mounted. Both Democrats and Republicans whipped up fe…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2023-02-05). 2023 Rosa Parks Day – Transit Equity Week. indybay.org After her arrest, Rosa Parks lost her job as a seamstress and without support from the Civil Rights Movement Leaders moved north to Detroit where her brother Sylvester McCauley an US Army Veteran lived with his large family. Auntie Rosie and Raymond Parks regained human dignity and hope. From 1965-1988 she worked as an administrative aide to U.S. Representative John Conyers.

Editor (2023-02-05). Shattering the Myth of Rosa Parks Reveals the Civil Rights Movement's True History. scheerpost.com By Marc Steiner / The Real News Sanitized histories of the Civil Rights Movement have erased the long history of activism and struggle that defined the life of Rosa Parks long before she defied Jim Crow codes on a Montgomery bus. Yet Rosa Parks's dedication to the Black freedom struggle preceded the Montgomery Bus Boycott …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-02-04). Black History Month: Dr. Alyx Porter on shaping the future generation of physicians. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Alyx Porter Black History Month is commemorated every February. It's a month for all people to celebrate and learn about diverse and important contributions of African Americans to American society and culture, as well as to reflect on the ongoing fight against racism, inequity and discrimination. Mayo Clinic News Network is profiling several Mayo Clinic physicians who are focused every day on achieving health equity through their work. Meet Mayo Clinic's Dr. Alyx Porter,…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-02-04). Cuba vs Vulture Fund: The Island Fights Neoliberalism in London Trial. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia &#1 ; Jan 31, 2023 | In the 2000s, a vulture fund succeeded in driving Argentina out of the international markets, preventing it from accessing them for 12 years. The case transcended as Argentina versus Elliott Management Corporation, a group of investors that won a lawsuit against Buenos Aires in 2002 and, in 2012, even seized the Libertad frigate, the flagship of the Argentinian Navy. | The creator of the vulture fund, US American Paul Singer, refused to restructure the Latin American nation's debt and got the Argentinian State to pay him US$1.3 billion for bonds that he bought for US$40 mi…

Michael Bull (2023-02-04). Palestine Solidarity Conference draws widespread support. greenleft.org.au More than 150 people from across Australia and New Zealand attended the Palestine Solidarity Conference to discuss how to raise public awareness about Palestinian human rights and oppression. Michael Bull reports.

Labor Video Project (2023-02-04). ILWU10 To Shutdown Bay Area Ports On 2/16/23 To Free CWA-NABET Journalist & Prisoner Mumia. indybay.org Bay Area ILWU Local 10 has voted to close all Bay Area ports to demand the freedom of CWA NABET journalist and political prisoner Mumia Abu-jamal on February 16, 2023. They are also urging similar actions in the US and around the world.

WSWS (2023-02-04). "Operation Nightingale": Fraudulent nursing diploma scandal exposes US health care and education crises. wsws.org Twenty-five defendants are awaiting a trial and face up to 20 years in prison. The allegations reflect a deepening crisis in the health care and education systems, which the defendants sought to exploit.

IGD Worldwide (2023-02-04). Who is Alfredo Cospito, and what is 41bis? itsgoingdown.org The following is a primer on the Italian state's repression of anarchist fighter Alfredo Cospito, who is currently engaging in a hunger strike in prison that has exceeded 100 days. Solidarity actions have taken place across the world, leading to the Italian state recently putting their embassies on alert. Alfredo's courage and commitment to his struggle…

Anonymous103 (2023-02-04). Another Prisoner Exchange On Ukrainian Front Lines: Success Of Russian Diplomacy. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the morning of February 4, Russia and Ukraine conducted another prisoner exchange. The exchange took place through the mediation of the UAE leadership. It involved dozens of prisoners of war, reportedly including some military specialists. The recent exchange also revealed that the Kiev regime hides the real number of prisoners of war it receives from Russian captivity. | 63 servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces have returned from the territory controlled by Kiev, the Russian Defense…

WSWS (2023-02-04). Germany's Chancellor Scholz visits Argentina, Chile and Brazil. wsws.org The four-day trip was dominated by the intensification of the NATO war against Russia and the suppression of the escalating class struggle worldwide.

Sam Manuel (2023-02-04). Memphis cops charged with murder in killing of Tyre Nichols. themilitant.com ATLANTA — Five members of a Memphis police specialized "crime suppression" unit were fired and charged with second-degree murder and other felonies Jan. 26 after city authorities reviewed videos showing them brutally beating Tyre Nichols 19 days earlier. The 29-year-old FedEx worker died three days after the beating. The video was released to the public Jan. 27. | Memphis is 64% African American and both Nichols and the cops who beat him to death are Black. The cops arrested were Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith. | Three EMTs have since been fired for vi…

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2023-02-04: News Headlines

Anthony D. Romero (2023-02-03). The Death Penalty Doesn't Reflect Our National Values. Why is the Biden Administration Still Pursuing It? aclu.org Last week, in a federal courtroom in New York City, a jury found Sayfullo Saipov guilty of intentionally driving a truck down a crowded lower Manhattan bike path, killing eight people and injuring several more. The crime was horrific — as a New Yorker, I was shocked by such a brazen and horrifying act of violence in my community and my heart broke for the families of the victims. | The jury's decision virtually ensures that Saipov will be imprisoned for the rest of his life. The only question now is whether he will die in a prison of natural causes or be executed. If President Biden is going to kee…

Fight Back (2023-02-03). Black Lives Matter-LA protest calls for "No cops in traffic stops!" fightbacknews.org Venice, CA — On January 29, over 200 people gathered on the intersection of Venice and Lincoln Boulevards in an action led by Black Lives Matter-LA demanding justice for Keenan Anderson, Tyre Nichols and many others whose lives were taken by police during traffic stops. | This protest comes days after the Memphis Police Department released gruesome body camera footage of five now-former officers beating 29-year-old Nichols, which led to his death days later. Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of BLM and family members of Keenan Anderson were present and spoke about how much Keenan was loved and missed and demand…

Amy Goodman (2023-02-03). "Florida Is a Laboratory of Fascism": Scholars Discuss Fight Over Black History. truthout.org We host a roundtable with three leading Black scholars about the College Board's decision to revise its curriculum for an Advanced Placement course in African American studies after criticism from Republicans like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The revised curriculum removes Black Lives Matter, slavery reparations and queer theory as required topics, while it adds a section on Black conservatism. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-02-04). Black History Month: Dr. Alyx Porter on shaping the future generation of physicians. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Alyx Porter Black History Month is commemorated every February. It's a month for all people to celebrate and learn about diverse and important contributions of African Americans to American society and culture, as well as to reflect on the ongoing fight against racism, inequity and discrimination. Mayo Clinic News Network is profiling several Mayo Clinic physicians who are focused every day on achieving health equity through their work. Meet Mayo Clinic's Dr. Alyx Porter,…

Editor (2023-02-03). John Kiriakou: Silencing Another Jailed Whistleblower. scheerpost.com The U.S. prison system has put Marty Gottesfeld in one of their modern-day dungeons and cut off his email. But this whistleblower is a fierce fighter for his rights and one day he'll be doing the same for others.

Adriaan Alsema (2023-02-03). Colombia jails US citizen on femicide charges. colombiareports.com An arraignment court in Colombia's capital Bogota sent a US citizen to jail on femicide charges. John Poulos from Wisconsin was arrested in Panama and extradited last week after police…

Anthony D. Romero (2023-02-03). The Death Penalty Doesn't Reflect Our National Values. Why is the Biden Administration Still Pursuing It? aclu.org Last week, in a federal courtroom in New York City, a jury found Sayfullo Saipov guilty of intentionally driving a truck down a crowded lower Manhattan bike path, killing eight people and injuring several more. The crime was horrific — as a New Yorker, I was shocked by such a brazen and horrifying act of violence in my community and my heart broke for the families of the victims. | The jury's decision virtually ensures that Saipov will be imprisoned for the rest of his life. The only question now is whether he will die in a prison of natural causes or be executed. If President Biden is going to kee…

Fight Back (2023-02-03). Black Lives Matter-LA protest calls for "No cops in traffic stops!" fightbacknews.org Venice, CA — On January 29, over 200 people gathered on the intersection of Venice and Lincoln Boulevards in an action led by Black Lives Matter-LA demanding justice for Keenan Anderson, Tyre Nichols and many others whose lives were taken by police during traffic stops. | This protest comes days after the Memphis Police Department released gruesome body camera footage of five now-former officers beating 29-year-old Nichols, which led to his death days later. Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of BLM and family members of Keenan Anderson were present and spoke about how much Keenan was loved and missed and demand…

Amy Goodman (2023-02-03). "Florida Is a Laboratory of Fascism": Scholars Discuss Fight Over Black History. truthout.org We host a roundtable with three leading Black scholars about the College Board's decision to revise its curriculum for an Advanced Placement course in African American studies after criticism from Republicans like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The revised curriculum removes Black Lives Matter, slavery reparations and queer theory as required topics, while it adds a section on Black conservatism. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-02-04). Black History Month: Dr. Alyx Porter on shaping the future generation of physicians. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Alyx Porter Black History Month is commemorated every February. It's a month for all people to celebrate and learn about diverse and important contributions of African Americans to American society and culture, as well as to reflect on the ongoing fight against racism, inequity and discrimination. Mayo Clinic News Network is profiling several Mayo Clinic physicians who are focused every day on achieving health equity through their work. Meet Mayo Clinic's Dr. Alyx Porter,…

Editor (2023-02-03). John Kiriakou: Silencing Another Jailed Whistleblower. scheerpost.com The U.S. prison system has put Marty Gottesfeld in one of their modern-day dungeons and cut off his email. But this whistleblower is a fierce fighter for his rights and one day he'll be doing the same for others.

Adriaan Alsema (2023-02-03). Colombia jails US citizen on femicide charges. colombiareports.com An arraignment court in Colombia's capital Bogota sent a US citizen to jail on femicide charges. John Poulos from Wisconsin was arrested in Panama and extradited last week after police…

Staff (2023-02-03). Cops discovered he was filing a complaint against them, then they struck back. therealnews.com A Bullock County, Georgia, resident attempted to file a complaint against local police after being denied medical care and placed in an "uninhabited" cell at the local jail. Instead of receiving a case, the man ended up in handcuffs. Police Accountability Report investigates the claims of retaliation. | Studio: Stephen Janis | Post-Production: Stephen Janis, Adam Coley |
| Transcript: | The following is a rush transcription and may contain errors. An updated version will be made available as soon as possible. | Taya Graham: Hello, my name is Tara Graham and welcome to the "Police Accountability…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-02-04). Cuba vs Vulture Fund: The Island Fights Neoliberalism in London Trial. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia &#1 ; Jan 31, 2023 | In the 2000s, a vulture fund succeeded in driving Argentina out of the international markets, preventing it from accessing them for 12 years. The case transcended as Argentina versus Elliott Management Corporation, a group of investors that won a lawsuit against Buenos Aires in 2002 and, in 2012, even seized the Libertad frigate, the flagship of the Argentinian Navy. | The creator of the vulture fund, US American Paul Singer, refused to restructure the Latin American nation's debt and got the Argentinian State to pay him US$1.3 billion for bonds that he bought for US$40 mi…

Michael Bull (2023-02-04). Palestine Solidarity Conference draws widespread support. greenleft.org.au More than 150 people from across Australia and New Zealand attended the Palestine Solidarity Conference to discuss how to raise public awareness about Palestinian human rights and oppression. Michael Bull reports.

Labor Video Project (2023-02-04). ILWU10 To Shutdown Bay Area Ports On 2/16/23 To Free CWA-NABET Journalist & Prisoner Mumia. indybay.org Bay Area ILWU Local 10 has voted to close all Bay Area ports to demand the freedom of CWA NABET journalist and political prisoner Mumia Abu-jamal on February 16, 2023. They are also urging similar actions in the US and around the world.

WSWS (2023-02-04). "Operation Nightingale": Fraudulent nursing diploma scandal exposes US health care and education crises. wsws.org Twenty-five defendants are awaiting a trial and face up to 20 years in prison. The allegations reflect a deepening crisis in the health care and education systems, which the defendants sought to exploit.

WSWS (2023-02-04). Germany's Chancellor Scholz visits Argentina, Chile and Brazil. wsws.org The four-day trip was dominated by the intensification of the NATO war against Russia and the suppression of the escalating class struggle worldwide.

Tomdispatch (2023-02-03). The Nightmare of Republican Voter Suppression. juancole.com By Clarence Lusane | &#1 ; ( Tomdispatch.com ) &#1 ; The fundamental right to vote has been a core value of Black politics since the colonial era — and so has the effort to suppress that vote right up to the present moment. In fact, the history of the suppression of Black voters is a first-rate …

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